USNPS launches Wright fellowships on climate change research
The US National Park Service has created a George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship "to support new and innovative research on climate change impacts to protected areas and to increase the use of scientific knowledge toward resource management." Awards will be made in the range of $5,000 to $20,000 per fellowship for research to be undertaken in calendar year 2010.
Projects may consist of exploratory research that could lead to a larger project funded by other sources but must result in tangible outcomes that are aimed at informing resource decisions. Applications are welcomed for proposed research in any area relevant to the natural and cultural resources of units of the National Park System. Examples include projects addressing vulnerability and risk assessment; adaptation strategies; public perceptions and values; and impacts to cultural landscapes and ethnographic resources.
While the GWS is not sponsoring the fellowship or assisting in its administration, we provided a review of the program announcement and support the goals of the fellowship.