Whether your needs are fire ecology or citizen engagement, natural community mapping or landscape restoration, application is simple: Briefly summarize your project in an email to our program director, Dr. Walter Poleman. Describe the site for any field work and what you hope to accomplish. We will work to pair you with a Field Naturalist, whose research will form the core of a master’s project and provide a practical solution to your needs. The application window closes December 31, 2021.
Winning proposals call for a $6,000 partner contribution to support students during the field season. Your partnership includes:
- more than a year of collaboration, beginning as soon as early 2022;
- literature and other academic research to support your project;
- field work extending from early spring though fall of 2022;
- continued collaboration culminating in a draft by December and a final report by spring of 2023.
Questions? Contact Dr. Walter Poleman by email or at (802) 318-8441.