DAVIS, Calif. — The California Native Grassland Association (CNGA) is now accepting applications for the 2022 California Grassland Research Awards for Student Scholarship (GRASS). CNGA will offer competitive research funds to promote undergraduate and graduate student research focused on understanding, preserving, and restoring California’s native grassland ecosystems in accordance with the CNGA Mission and Goals.
Eligibility: Students from any accredited college or university doing research within California may apply for a CNGA student research scholarship (home institution may be outside California).
Awards: CNGA funds at least four, $500 awards per year. These awards are designed to support basic undergraduate and graduate research in native grassland ecosystems. Funds can be used to support fieldwork, small equipment purchases, visits to herbaria, materials and/or books. Students may re-apply and receive a scholarship award for a maximum of two years.
To apply, send an application that includes:
- Title of the project
- Your name, contact information, and mailing address
- Project supervisor/major professor and institution
- Project summary, including the location, objectives and significance (1 page or less)
- Proposed methods
- Expected accomplishments
- Timeline for project completion
- Budget and justification for scholarship funds
Applications should be no longer than 3 pages (PDF format is preferred). Please email all materials (with “CNGA GRASS Grants” in subject line) to email@example.com by January 31, 2022. For more information about the California Native Grassland Association, please visit our website at cnga.org.
Notification of the award recipient will occur via email by March 15, 2022. Grant funds must be utilized within 12 months of the award, and recipients are asked to submit at least one journal article or research summary to the CNGA publication Grasslands within that period. The CNGA GRASS Grant Program should be acknowledged in resulting theses and publications.
–California Native Grassland Association