SNP Trust Research Grant

Eric Butler taking notes on park geology.

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Shenandoah National Park Trust Research Grant Program
Supporters of the Shenandoah National Park Trust have generously donated to fund an annual grant for scientific activities. This program will support field research in the physical, biological, ecological, social, and cultural sciences. The intent of this grant is to support projects conducted in the park and helping to answer questions important to park resources. Grants are managed by Shenandoah National Park and up to $15,000 will be awarded.

Shenandoah National Park offers an ideal natural laboratory in which to study a wide variety of research topics. Important science issues at the park include, but are not limited to, air pollution, water quality, habitat fragmentation, invasive exotic species, rare species conservation, recreation impacts on visitor experiences and natural resources, restoration of disturbed natural and cultural landscapes, and a lack of baseline data about the park's natural and cultural resources. Shenandoah National Park offers a diversity of landscapes, including hardwood forest, rocky outcrops, mountain streams, and open meadows.

Important Dates

September - Announcement - Begin accepting applications
October 31, 2016 - Applications Due
December 15, 2016 - Grant Award Announcement

For more information including application instructions download the application packet.


Year Recipient Project Title Notice
2015 Dr. J. Rykken Catch the Buzz: pollinator diversity, distribution and phenology in Shenandoah National Park PDF File
2016 Dr C. L. May Revealing the Current Relation between Stream Acidification and Fish Species Richness: What is the Trend after Almost Two Decades of Recovery? PDF File


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Grants made possible with support from the Shenandoah National Park Trust.

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