Field Station

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute provides natural areas, laboratory space and housing to facilitate scientific research, visual art and creative writing projects and natural resource management. The Institute annually awards grants to students from consortium colleges and universities to complete creative and research projects over the summer.



Field Station Opportunities

Environmental Research Grants

Supports research projects focused on environmental monitoring of critical species and ecosystems and the improvement of land management tools to support ecosystem functioning.

Learn more about this grant below.


Apply Here! (Word file)

Natural Resource Fellowships
Supports a summer work experience for students interested in careers in natural resources, wildlife, and aquatic resources management. Students work with Institute staff and researchers to complete a variety of projects throughout the summer.

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Creative Fellowships
The Creative Fellowships seek to nurture the development of promising student artists and writers interested in creating works that are inspired and influenced by the natural world. The fellowships provide student artists and writers the opportunity to have the time and space for reflection and immersion in a natural environment and creative community at the Institute, so that they can develop their talent and create inspiring work. Mentors will work with student fellows to foster their growth and development. A total of 8-10 fellowships along with two mentors will be awarded for 2022. More information is available in the application below.

Student Fellowship Application (Word file)

Faculty Mentor Fellowship Application (Word file)

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Interested in past Creative Fellowships? Download a collection of art work and writings from the 2022 Creative Arts Fellowship.

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Go to our YouTube Channel to learn more about research and creative fellowships.

Click here for information about past projects!




Photo Credit: Richard Smith