The National Park Service is now accepting applications for the George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship.  This student fellowship program aims to support new and innovative research on climate change impacts to protected areas and to increase science-based management of natural resources.

Award recipients receive a grant in the range of $5,000 to $20,000 for research, which must be conducted on or around National Park lands during the 2010 calendar year.  Applications are welcomed for pro¬posed research in any area relevant to the natural and cultural resourc¬es of units of the National Park System.  Examples include projects addressing vulnerability and risk assessment; adaptation strategies; public perceptions and values; and impacts to cultural landscapes and ethnographic resources.

The fellowship is open to graduate students or superior upper-level undergraduate students (3.5 GPA or above) currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university.

Research proposals must be received by March 15, 2010.

Download the fellowship application (190 KB PDF)