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2023 ForEverglades Fellows Announced

November 3, 2023

The Everglades Foundation announced the 2023-2024 recipients of its prestigious ForEverglades Research Enhancement Grants, which support graduate students pursuing innovative scientific and economic research to advance restoration and protect America’s Everglades.


“It is an honor to welcome this new cohort of brilliant graduate students with so many interesting research studies on our Everglades ecosystem,” said Dr. Steve Davis, Chief Science Officer at 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 16 years of the program, over $2 million has been awarded to 96 graduate students, most of them pursuing doctoral degrees. Awardees have gone on to pursue scientific careers as professors and researchers in universities, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.


This year’s class includes eight graduate students. Six grant recipients are from Florida International University, one is from the University of Florida, and one is from East Carolina University.


The ForEverglades Research Enhancement Grant program is a joint project between The Everglades Foundation and its partners and supporters including Florida International University, The Patrick P. Lee Foundation, The VoLo Foundation, Bass Pros Shops/Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, the Green Family Foundation, and the The Woodbury Foundation.


The 2023 ForEverglades Scholars and Fellows are:










Check out this recap video from our 2022-2023 ForEverglades Scholars and Fellows!


These 12-month research enhancement grants 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 2024 ForEverglades Scholars and Fellows Program will open February 2024.



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