Scholar-in-Residence: Research in the Rockies

Water sampling at the Loch
Dr. Jill Baron collects water samples below The Loch in Rocky Mountain National Park

NPS Photo

The Scholar-in-Residence program follows the tradition of connecting scholarly and scientific experts in their field to the community and educational programming in our National Parks. The Scholar-in-Residence works with Rocky Mountain Conservancy (RMC)’s Field Institute and the Continental Divide Research Learning Center at Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). This initiative allows a scholar to live and conduct research in Estes Park, Colorado near RMNP. Financial support gives scholars the opportunity to be creative, productive, and successful in conducting research or observations that are uniquely connected to RMNP.

Scholars may include postdoctoral or postgrad students, professors, educational administrators, writers/authors. Research topics can vary but could include local biotic systems, resource management, and ideally focus on the RMNP research priorities. The topic of research must align with the mission and values of Rocky Mountain Conservancy and the National Park Service/RMNP.

One Scholar-in-Residence is selected annually.

Last updated: April 19, 2024