THE APPLICATION PROCESS

 FOREVERGLADES FELLOWS ARE THE FUTURE STEWARDS OF AMERICAS EVERGLADES 

FIU students should work with their faculty advisors to route their proposals through FIU’s Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) via the Institute of Environment for budget review and approval 10 days prior to submitting the proposal to The Everglades Foundation.

MATERIALS TO INCLUDE

 

The application for the FIU ForEverglades Scholarship should contain the following:

  1. Cover letter.

  2. Proposal describing the research that the scholarship would support (no more than 5,000 words). The proposal is to clearly emphasize the expected contributions to Everglades research and relevance to Everglades restoration.

  3. Research budget detailing the proposed expenditure from scholarship.

  4. A personal essay of no more than 2 pages on the candidate’s career goals and how the scholarship will support those goals and contributions.

  5. A curriculum vitae, including transcripts.

  6. Other relevant or supporting work products or documentation (such as published papers, presentations, awards, etc.) could optionally be included.

  7. A letter of reference from the student’s major professor and at least one and up to three other academic/professional letters of reference (preferably from investigator(s) currently engaged in Everglades research).

THE SELECTION PROCESS

All applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of representatives of FIU, as well as representatives from The Everglades Foundation to determine the research impact and potential contribution of the work to Everglades restoration. Recommendations from leading professors and investigators currently active in Everglades research are important. Other factors include the applicant’s prior research and/or publication record, academic record, the personal essay, and the interdisciplinary nature of the research.

SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS

After receiving the Everglades Foundation FIU ForEverglades Scholarship, recipients will be expected to update The Everglades Foundation every 6 months on their academic progress, research results and relevant activities. Recipients may be interviewed occasionally for Foundation newsletters, and their research will be publicly disseminated.

Everglades scholars should provide to the Foundation the following deliverables from their individual projects:

  1. A final report (scientific or technical paper) due one month after the termination date of the scholarship at the latest. The report should be in the format of a high quality scientific research paper approved by the faculty supervisor.

  2. Result presentation at a bi-annual seminar organized by The Everglades Foundation. (The latest results obtained while conducting Everglades-related research).

 

The Everglades Foundation reserves the right of access to all data or metadata generated by the project. All publications or presentations resulting from this program should acknowledge the contribution of the Everglades Foundation.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

After receiving the Everglades Foundation FIU ForEverglades Scholarship, recipients will be expected to update The Everglades Foundation every 6 months on their academic progress, research results and relevant activities. Recipients may be interviewed occasionally for Foundation newsletters, and their research will be publicly disseminated.

Everglades scholars should provide to the Foundation the following deliverables from their individual projects:

  1. A final report (scientific or technical paper) due one month after the termination date of the scholarship at the latest. The report should be in the format of a high quality scientific research paper approved by the faculty supervisor.

  2. Result presentation at a bi-annual seminar organized by The Everglades Foundation. (The latest results obtained while conducting Everglades-related research).

 

The Everglades Foundation reserves the right of access to all data or metadata generated by the project. All publications or presentations resulting from this program should acknowledge the contribution of the Everglades Foundation.

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

Completed applications should contain items 1-6 above in a single PDF file named “StudentLastName_ForEverglades.pdf. Letters of reference should be in PDF format named “StudentLastName_ForEverglades_Reference_RecommenderLastName.Pdf” and emailed directly from the recommender. Applications and references should be emailed to scholarships@evergladesfoundation.org.

Printed packages and letters of reference are also accepted. These can be sent to:

Everglades Foundation Fellowship Program
Everglades Foundation
18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 625
Palmetto Bay, FL 33157

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