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Information for Summer 2017 Grant Applications

 

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote environmental education, research, preservation, and appreciation. The Institute is located south of Hastings in Barry County and serves as a biological field station for a consortium of 14 colleges and universities.

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Summer Undergraduate Programs Offered by the Institute:

Undergraduate Research Grants for the Environment (URGE) supports student-mentor teams conducting full-time scientific research projects in the natural sciences including biology, geology, chemistry, and zoology. Students receive a stipend of $3,750, lodging, and breakfast and lunch on weekdays during the program (mid-May to mid-August) for all undergradute programs, and the faculty mentor can request up to $3,500 for travel, project expenses, and salary for the project.

 

Gordon Art Fellowship brings together a love of nature and art and funds a student-mentor team in creating a two-dimensional visual arts project. Students receive a stipend of $3,750, lodging, and breakfast and lunch on weekdays during the program (mid-May to mid-August) for all undergradute programs, and the faculty mentor can request up to $3,500 for travel, project expenses, and salary for the project.

 

Nature in Words Fellowship supports a student-mentor team working on a nature-centered creative writing project such as poetry, essays, or short stories. Students receive a stipend of $3,750, lodging, and breakfast and lunch on weekdays during the program (mid-May to mid-August) for all undergraduate programs, and the faculty mentor can request up to $3,500 for travel, project expenses, and salary for the project.

Steeby Land Management Fellowship, the Institute’s newest fellowship, supports two students with interests in natural resource conservation mentored by Institute staff while working on a land management project. Students receive a stipend of $3,750, lodging, and breakfast and lunch on weekdays during the program (mid-May to mid-August) for all undergraduate programs, and the faculty mentor can request up to $3,500 for travel, project expenses, and salary for the project.

Research Assistant Fellowshps support student training in environmental science research and land management. Students will work with a faculty mentor on a research project throughout the summer. Students receive a stipend of $3,750, lodging, and breakfast and lunch on weekdays during the program (mid-May to mid-August).

 

Land Management Research Grants support faculty research projects related to land management. These grants fund multiple year research projects that can be used to inform land management decisions for the Institute.

 

Food and Housing Grants support student researchers who can request up to 12 weeks of on-site housing and enrollment in the food service program. Grants will be given for either full or partial scholarships, depending on the number and quality of the applications and the availability of housing.

 

 

Summer Graduate Programs Offered by the Institute:

Graduate Research Grants support masters and doctoral researchers conducting scientific research projects in environmental science at the Institute. Graduate students receive a $6000 stipend for the summer, summer lodging, and breakfast and lunch on weekdays during the program (mid-May to mid-August). Up to $5000 is available each year for research expenses.

 

Forms:

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For additional information, please contact:

Sara Parr Syswerda, PhD, Field Station Director

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

701 W Cloverdale Road

Hastings, MI 49058

(269) 721 4434

syswerdas@cedarcreekinstitute.org

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