Forest History Society: Walter S. Rosenberry Graduate Fellowship

Forest History Society


Grant amount: US $16,000

Anticipated deadline: Mar 1, 2019

Applicant type: PhD Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research, Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: North America

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Overview:

Walter S. Rosenberry (1931-2005), a long-time supporter and Forest History Society Board member, provided the Society’s first endowment in support of its awards program. Rosenberry received a B.A. degree in History from Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude in 1953. He taught English and history at the Kent Denver School from 1959 to 1981. In addition to his career in teaching, Rosenberry was known widely for his community service and philanthropy. The fellowship provides a stipend to support the doctoral research of a graduate student attending a university in North America whose research contributes to forest and conservation history.

Offered by the Forest History Society, the Walter S. Rosenberry Fellowship provides a $15,000 stipend to support the doctoral research of a graduate student attending a university in North America and whose research contributes to forest and conservation history. The fellowship recipient will also be eligible for a $1,000 travel allowance that will be considered upon documentation of the student having a paper accepted at a professional conference.

Examples of acceptable topics include:

  • Forest landscape change and history
  • invasive species
  • forest and ecosystem management
  • forest policy and institutions
  • resource-dependent communities
  • private land ownership
  • science and technology developments
  • sustainability

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Research focus on the historic relationships between humans, forests, and related resources is required.
  • This fellowship is intended for graduate student attending a university in North America.