Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park announces the availability of grants to support science research in or near Acadia National Park. Schoodic Institute has particular interests in bird ecology, forest ecology, and freshwater and ocean ecology, especially as they relate to environmental change, conservation, and resource stewardship. Priority will be given to research that is relevant to the Institute’s interests and the Park’s research priority of understanding and responding to rapid changes to socio-ecological systems. Relevant research topics may include: ecology, conservation, geochemistry, citizen science, sustainability, education, communication, and economics.
Each proposal may request up to $5,000 for research, including stipend, supplies, and travel. Additional funding for housing on the Schoodic Education and Research Center campus may be available to grantees. The field portion of proposed research should be completed between April 2016 and April 2018, with annual updates due each December and a final report expected within six months of completion of fieldwork. We expect to award 3 – 5 grants.
Deadline: Proposals must be submitted by February 15, 2016.