Audubon Appleton-Whittell Research Fellowships
The mission of The Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch of the National Audubon Society is to formulate, test, and demonstrate methods to rehabilitate and safeguard the bioregion, and provide assistance to citizens and policy-makers in the protection and stewardship of our native ecosystems, natural resources and quality of life.
Fellowships are available for undergraduate or graduate students conducting research in the Southwest for projects conducted on The Research Ranch and in the Southwest area.
Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled full time in an accredited college or university. If the proposed project is conducted on the Research Ranch, additional forms may be required (i.e. Liability Release) before award is finalized.
- US Citizen
- Permanent Resident
- International or Other Visa Status
Audubon’s Apacheria Fellowship Program
Purpose of the Apacheria Fellowship Program:
Provide support for research compatible with the mission of The Research Ranch:
Mission Statement: To be a living laboratory to determine and demonstrate methods to safeguard and restore southwestern grasslands, and to assist policy makers and other citizens in the care and protection of our native ecosystems, natural resources, and quality of life.
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled full time in an accredited college or university.
Awards: Range from $500 - $1,000. Support for this program is through income earned by an endowment established specifically for these fellowships and from direct contributions.
Renewals: Awards are not automatically renewed, but successful applicants are encouraged to re-apply in successive years.
Award schedule: The award will be paid in two installments; half of the money will be available upon notification of the award, and the final payment will be made upon receipt of a final report summarizing results of the work conducted during the award period.
Application process: One page cover letter introducing investigator and project and:
- Research proposal limited to three pages (double-spaced) that clearly outlines the purpose, significance, methods, and expected products of the research. This proposal should include proposed budget, timeline and relevant bibliography.
- Curriculum Vitae (1 page, maximum)
- Letter of endorsement from academic advisor or department letterhead.
Label each attachment with applicant’s name + descriptor (i.e. Smith letter, Smith proposal, Smith CV, Smith advisor). Incomplete applications will not be considered nor will applications that exceed page allowances. Questions concerning applications may be sent to email@example.com.
Awards will not be limited to projects within the boundaries of AWRR, but successful applicants will be expected to comply with all conditions associated with conducting research on AWRR. For more about these conditions, contact research ranch.
The Apacheria Fellowship Program provides support for studies compatible with the mission of The Research Ranch: To be a living laboratory to determine and demonstrate methods to safeguard and rehabilitate grasslands and related ecosystems, and to assist policy makers and other citizens in the care and protection of our native ecosystems, natural resources, and quality of life.