Fellowships in Alaska’s Wild Frontier

Jan 09, 2012

Applications are now open for fellowships in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. The Discover Denali Research Fellowship is for research in or near Denali, and the Murie Science and Learning Center Fellowship is for research taking place in Denali or other arctic or subarctic Alaska national parks. These research fellowships are available to graduate students, as well as academic faculty, undergraduates, agency scientists, and private-sector researchers.

Former fellow, Matthew Campbell, a graduate student in the Department of Biology and Wildlife at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, proposed to collect 20 to 30 Blackfish (Dallia pectoralis) from lakes near the headwaters of the Kuskokwim and Tanana Rivers. This research will help scientists better understand how Blackfish and other aquatic organisms moved along historic drainage connections in response to changes in climate, landscape, and drainage patterns. Read about Campbell and other former fellows here.

This year NPS is particularly interested in proposals for research that will help managers make decisions about critical resources. The deadline fellowship applications is Feb. 15, and applications will be considered for funding requests up to $8,000 to be used over one or two years.