WMRC Graduate Student Minigrant Program

University of California


Grant amount: US $500 - US $2,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 31, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Inyo County, California

Location of residency: California

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Overview:

The UC White Mountain Research Center (WMRC) graduate student research awards provide up to $1,000 per year to support room and board expenses and lab fees to do thesis research based out of WMRC (i.e. in the White-Inyo Range, nearby Sierra Nevada, and/or Owens Valley. Living expenses include room and board at WMRC facilities.

WMRC mini-grants are highly competitive awards for outstanding researchers regardless of state or country of origin and are intended to support outstanding science. Applicants may be part of a faculty member’s research project or team, but the project should be independent from that of the senior research worker. University faculty members are intended to direct the research of the student, but it is expected that students will submit for publication a single- or senior-author manuscript from their WMRC-supported research with WMRC in the by-line.

These mini-grants support research in a range of diciplines including (but not limited to): 
  • Archaeology & Anthropology,
  • Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences,
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics,
  • Conservation & Wildlife Biology,
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,
  • Environmental Physiology,
  • Geology & Earth Sciences

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

Eligibility:

  • The White Mountain Research Center (WMRC) is pleased to offer modest mini-grants in support of original graduate student research during 2018.
  • Grants of $500 to $1000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to offset the cost of meals and lodging at one or more of the WMRC research stations (Owens Valley, Crooked Creek, Barcroft)
  • Applicants may be part of a faculty member’s research project or team, but the project should be independent from that of the senior research worker.
  • University faculty members are intended to direct the research of the student, but it is expected that students will submit for publication a single- or senior-author manuscript from their WMRC-supported research with WMRC in the by-line. 

Ineligibility:

  • No travel funds are available.