Would You Study the Hudson River for $15K?

Feb 03, 2012

Once in a while I come across a fellowship that re-confirms this: there’s a fellowship for everything. The Hudson River Foundation is offering full-time Mark B. Bain Graduate Research Fellowships to advanced graduate students conducting research on the Hudson River system. Fellowships awarded to doctoral students include a stipend of up to $15,000 for one year, and those for Master’s students will include a stipend of up to $11,000 for one year. Mark B. Bain Graduate Fellowship applications are due March 18, 2013.

The Foundation’s Hudson River Fund was created to address the need for an independent institution to sponsor scientific research and education programs on the River’s ecological system. This comes after a long series of legal controversies concerning the environmental impacts of power plants on the Hudson River.

The Foundation also has a summer fellowship, the Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship program, to support research on the Hudson River. $3,800 wouldn’t go far in New York City, but the Polgar Fellowships may be awarded for studies anywhere within the tidal Hudson estuary from New York Harbor to the Federal Dam at Troy, New York, including the four marshes of the National Estuarine Research Reserve. Applications for the summer fellowship are due February 11, 2013.