October 28th, 2022
The Everglades Foundation announced the 2022 winners of its prestigious ForEverglades Scholarships and Fellowships, which support graduate students pursuing innovative scientific and economic research to advance restoration and protection of America’s Everglades.
“The ForEverglades Scholarship and Fellowship program is one of our best investments in the future of America’s Everglades,” says Eric Eikenberg, CEO of The Everglades Foundation. “These are the scientists of tomorrow that will help create the solutions for a sustainable world, and we are honored to help them along the way”.
Over the 15 years of the program, $1.8 million has been awarded to 88 graduate students, most of them pursuing doctorate degrees. Awardees have gone on to pursue significant scientific careers as professors and researchers in universities, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.
This year’s class includes seven students, with five doctoral and two master’s students, and includes students from across the country. Three recipients are from Florida International University, one from University of Florida, one from University of Central Florida, and two are out of state, representing University of California, Davis, and Coastal Carolina University.
The ForEverglades Scholarship and Fellowship program is a joint project of The Everglades Foundation, its partners and supporters, including Florida International University, The Patrick P. Lee Foundation, The VoLo Foundation, Bass Pros Shops/Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, and – new this year – the Green Family Foundation.
The 2022 ForEverglades Scholars and Fellows are:
Integrating Genomic and Geospatial Data Into an Improved Management Plan for a Predator-Prey System of the Greater Everglades.
Quantifying the Impacts of Everglades Restoration by Connecting Inshore Nurseries with Offshore Reefs.
Sea Level Rise as a Driver of Mercury Methylation in the Coastal Everglades.
Shifting Sources and Fates of Carbon with Increasing Hydrologic Presses and Pulses in Coastal Wetlands.
Trophic Ecology and Isotopic Niche Overlap of the Invasive Peacock Eel and Native Fish Species in the Florida Everglades.
A Race Against Tides: Measuring the biogeochemical effects of marine wrack deposition on coastal mangrove soil elevation and blue carbon storage potential.
When Worlds Collide: Multi-directional movements of fishes and their role in Everglades nutrient budgets.
Check out this recap video from our 2021 ForEverglades Scholars and Fellows!
These 12-month scholarships and fellowships fund stipends, travel, or research-related expenses for full-time graduate students pursuing cutting-edge research related to restoring America’s Everglades. Applications for the 2023 ForEverglades Scholars and Fellows Program will open February 2023.