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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. URGE pre-proposals are due on Dec. 31, 2016, with full proposals due Jan. 31, 2017. Apply

 

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. Fellowship proposals have a Feb. 6, 2017 deadline. Apply

 

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. Fellowship proposals have a Feb. 6, 2017 deadline. Apply

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. URGE pre-proposals are due on Dec. 31, 2016, with full proposals due Jan. 31, 2017. All fellowship proposals have a Feb. 7, 2017 deadline. Details on each program are included in the application materials. Apply

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). Fellowship applications have a Feb. 6, 2017 deadline. Apply

 

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. Project pre-proposals are due by Dec. 31, 2016, and full proposals are due by January 31, 2017. Apply

 

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. Grant applications are due by February 6, 2017. Apply

 

 

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. Graduate research grant applications are due on Dec. 31, 2016. Further details are available in the application materials. Apply

 

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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