Announcing the 2016 Student Fellowship request for proposals Background
Crater Lake National Park preserves America’s natural and cultural heritage, is a source of public enjoyment and inspiration and provides an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom. With more than 74,000ha encompassing 1300m of elevation, the park includes vast mixed conifer forests, aspen glades, alpine meadows, and freshwater streams and springs. Thousands of years of volcanic activity have created a complex landscape of craters, cones, pumice, ash, and pinnacles in addition to the Lake’s caldera. Furthermore, the park sits atop the watersheds of both the Klamath and Rogue River Basins. More than 88Km of hiking trails, in addition to 53Km of the Pacific Crest Trail provide access throughout the park.
In 2006 the National Park Service established the Crater Lake Science and Learning Center (SLC) to expand research and educational programs and to promote technology to aid park management. The Center is operated through a partnership between the National Park Service, Oregon Institute of Technology and Southern Oregon University and is funded through an endowment from the Oregon Community Foundation.
In 2016 the Crater Lake Science and Learning Center will offer up to four fellowships to support undergraduate or graduate student investigations. Each fellowship may be funded up to $4,000.
Who is eligible?
Senior undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at a college or university are eligible to apply. Research Fellows must be self-directed individuals, have a dedicated faculty advisor in the field of the proposed research, and propose research that will contribute to issues of management concern at Crater Lake National Park. A Fellow must be able to complete the proposed project within one year from receipt of the fellowship award.
For more information refer to the attached PDF
CRLA SLC Fellowship RFP_2016.pdf