Application Deadline: March 6, 2017
Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve provides grants to students planning to conduct research at Valentine Camp, the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL), or the surrounding area. Students may use Valentine Camp or the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory as a base of operations for research projects that take place off site. Application information is posted in January and is due within 30 days for the current year's funding.
Background and Eligibility
Several awards of up to $3,000 each will be granted. Studies must be conducted at, or based out of, Valentine Camp or the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL).
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university while conducting their research. In the case of summer research, enrollment during the preceding spring term. Clear intent to enroll in the fall term is acceptable as is proof of acceptance.
Prior or concurrent recipients of NRS student research grants (Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant or VESR Grant) are eligible for the 2017 competition.
Download the application form from the VESR Graduate Student Grants page.
Applications and supporting documents are due by March 6, 2017 at 5 PM, and should be submitted via email to VESR Director Carol Blanchette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application is in Adobe Acrobat and should be completed and saved as a pdf. The required supporting documents may also be included with the application and saved and submitted as a single pdf file.
If you have any questions, please contact Kim Rose at email@example.com.
Required Supporting Documents
Timeline and Award Requirements
The Reserve Director, in consultation with a review panel, will make final awards decisions by April 1, 2017.
Successful applicants must submit copies of appropriate collecting permits, animal care committee approvals, campus accounting information, and some brief biographical information (details will be provided) before awards will be disbursed.
Funds will be held in an account at UC Santa Barbara, and administered by UC Santa Barbara. Funds may only be used for the expenses described in the proposal budget.
It is expected that funds will be used in calendar year 2017. Award funds may be carried forward with the approval of the Reserve Director. Please submit a brief justification for any needed carry-forwards by December 9, 2017.
Awardees must submit a progress report to the Reserve Director by December 9, 2017. Applicants will be disqualified from future VESR grant programs if they do not comply with this requirement.
Merit of the proposed research
The following criteria will also be taken into consideration:
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