Mazamas: Graduate/Undergraduate Student Research Grant


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Grant amount: Up to US $2,000

Deadline: Jan 15, 2021

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Preferred: Oregon, Washington Other eligible locations: United States

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



The Mazamas are dedicated to the exploration and preservation of mountain environments in the Pacific Northwest.  Mazamas activities include gathering and disseminating scientific information concerning the natural features of mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes.  Investigations of geologic features, biotic communities, and human endeavors pertaining to the enjoyment and safety of outdoor recreation are all relevant research topics.

The Mazamas Research Committee awards grants annually for scientific studies promoting wilderness ecology, mountain travel, and safety in the outdoors. 

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


  • The Mazama Graduate/ Undergraduate Student Research Grants are intended to help graduate/undergraduate students cover travel, per diem, supplies, and other costs of conducting senior thesis, master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation research.
  • Applicants need not be Mazamas members. 
  • Your proposal ​will ​garner ​particular ​attention ​if ​it ​addresses ​issues ​that ​are ​local ​to ​the ​Pacific Northwest ​(primarily ​OR ​and ​WA), ​has ​clear ​connection ​to ​climbing ​and ​transfer-value ​to ​Pacific Northwest ​climbing, ​or ​is ​in ​another ​way ​related ​to ​Mazamas ​goals.
  • ​We ​particularly ​encourage proposals ​that ​examine ​the ​changing ​alpine ​environment--its ​causes ​and ​consequences.


  • Proposals ​other ​than ​those ​described ​above ​generally ​are ​discouraged, ​although ​you ​should ​feel free ​to ​contact ​the ​Mazamas ​if ​you ​have ​a ​different ​concept ​that ​you ​think ​might ​be ​appropriate for ​submission. ​
    • The ​Mazamas ​does ​occasionally ​fund ​special ​research ​projects ​that ​fall ​outside ​of our ​standard ​guidelines
  • Proposals cannot be submitted simultaneously under the Standard Research Grant and Graduate/Undergraduate Student Research Grant programs.