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  1. Summer Research Internships Great Hollow is currently accepting applications for two paid internships for undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in the natural sciences and have a strong academic record and an interest in field biology. Interns assist with our spring and summer research projects through which they gain experience with various field techniques and data collection methods. This year, interns will assist with a tri-trophic plant-insect-bird interactions project involving caterpillar sampling, vegetation surveys, bird surveys, and possibly bird banding, and a stu
  2. RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center is pleased to announce a two-year fellowship to support a visiting scientist in residence at our preserve in New Fairfield, Connecticut. The Fellow will: (1) conduct independent research at the preserve and/or other appropriate study sites in the region, (2) assist with other research projects of Great Hollow’s, (3) coordinate Great Hollow’s summer internship program, and (4) contribute to the general day-to-day operation of Great Hollow as a member of our small staff, including occasional assistance with ed
  3. Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center is seeking a songbird bander/field assistant to help with various projects involving birds and other wildlife at its research sites in Danbury, CT, New Fairfield, CT, and Pawling, NY from mid/late May through July/early August, 2020. Applicants must be experienced with songbird mist-netting and banding to the extent that they are demonstrably qualified and able to do so without direct oversight (i.e., able to safely extract, band, age, sex, measure, and weigh birds on his/her own in a timely manner). One project will require target-
  4. Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center is seeking an avian research intern to help with various projects involving birds and other wildlife at its research sites in Danbury, CT, New Fairfield, CT, and Pawling, NY from mid/late May through July/early August, 2020. One project involves target-netting male ovenbirds using song playback to investigate return rates of previously banded birds at the study site. This is part of a larger study of the effects of the invasive shrub, Japanese barberry, on ovenbird habitat quality, diet, and other factors. Another project involves c
  5. Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center offers up to $5,000 in grants each year to support biological research at and beyond our preserve in New Fairfield, Connecticut. The maximum amount awarded to a single project is $2,500. All areas of field biology are eligible, but those with a conservation application are the most competitive. Great Hollow Nature Preserve may be the only study site or may be one of multiple study sites used in the research. Applicants may be students or professionals of any age and career stage, but they must be affiliated with an educational insti
  6. Great Hollow offers two grants each year in the amount of up to $2,500 each for biological research to be conducted at our preserve in New Fairfield, CT. All areas of field biology are welcome, but those with a clear conservation application are the most competitive. Great Hollow Nature Preserve may be the only study site or may be one of multiple study sites used for the study. Applicants can be students or professionals of any age and career stage, but they must be affiliated with an educational institution or other non-profit organization. The grants may be used for field assistant wages, f
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