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The Everglades Foundation provides fellowships and scholarships for advanced research in support of the restoration of America’s Everglades. The Foundation is committed to supporting graduate research students actively pursuing the development of innovative scientific methods to advance the understanding of Everglades physical, chemical or biological processes, or research in economic impacts of environmental changes. Please read below for more information on the eligibility and requirements for the different awarded fellowships and scholarships.
The ForEverglades scholarships are open to full-time graduate research students from all universities pursuing degrees in earth sciences, biological sciences, engineering, geography, planning and resources management, and economics. Cross-disciplinary research efforts are of special interest. Graduate students from any academic institution are welcome to apply for the ForEverglades Scholarship.
ForEverglades scholarships provide up to $25,000 / year for stipends, tuition fees, travel, and other research-related expenses. The amount of money associated with the scholarship is subject to change. The number of scholarships depends on the number and quality of applications. The duration of this scholarship is set for 12 months.
AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST
In general, the Foundation will support research advancing Everglades physical, chemical or biological processes, or research in economic impacts of environmental changes. Cross-disciplinary research efforts are of special interest.
The Foundation has identified several specific research areas that are also of special interest:
Impacts of climate change, sea-level rise, and saltwater intrusion on the Greater Everglades.
Greater Everglades water quality modeling, monitoring, and analysis (contaminant detection, removal processes, and climate change assessment).
Novel approaches for conservation of avian species in the Greater Everglades in the light of ecosystem restoration and climate change.
Multi-objective optimization of Lake Okeechobee operations.
Quantification of ecosystem services and economic benefits of Everglades restoration.
Temporal and spatial mapping of geochemical properties in the Greater Everglades.
Ecosystem response to variations in water flow and quality.
GIS, remote sensing, and geostatistical applications in landscape ecology.