Kenneth E. Grant Research Scholarship

Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS)

Grant amount: US $300 - US $500

Anticipated deadline: Mar 16, 2019 9:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship, Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Iowa

Location of residency: Iowa

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In 1978, friends and associates of Kenneth E. Grant established a scholarship program in his name when he retired as administrator of the Soil Conservation Service. The Kenneth E. Grant Research Scholarship provides financial aid to members of SWCS for interdisciplinary graduate-level research on a conservation topic that will extend the SWCS mission of fostering the science and the art of soil, water, and related natural resource management to achieve sustainability. SWCS actively promotes multidisciplinary research.

The research topic receiving special emphasis for this scholarship for 2016 will be "Managing Great River Landscapes." This topic is consistent with the 2016 SWCS International Annual Conference theme. Research proposals should be interdisciplinary and should show the use of an investigative methodology demonstrating a knowledge of the relationships between disciplines and suggest an approach to integrating this knowledge into action. 

Other research topics in natural resources conservation will also be considered. Both these proposals should be interdisciplinary as stated above.

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


  • An applicant for the research scholarship must:
    • Have demonstrated integrity, ability, and competence to complete the specified study topic,
    • Be eligible for graduate work at an accredited institution, and
    • Show reasonable need for financial assistance.
  • The recipient of the scholarship will complete the investigation by June of the next year. 

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. An applicant for the research scholarship must be a member of SWCS for at least 1 year by the scholarship due date, as recognized by headquarters.


  •  Members of the SWCS Awards Committee and their immediate families are not eligible.