Second Century Stewardship Fellow: Request for proposals

The partners of the Second Century Stewardship: Science for America’s National Parks initiative announce the availability of Research Fellowships to support research in Acadia National Park. Second Century Stewardship—a collaboration among the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, and the National Park Service (NPS)—seeks to advance conservation and ecosystem science and provide information to support stewardship of park resources. The selected Research Fellows will contribute to strengthening and broadening public understanding of the importance of parks for science and science for parks and society.

The Research Fellows will conduct research to help realize the vision of national parks as living laboratories, tellers of science narratives, and exemplars of using science to manage natural and cultural resources and enrich visitor, local community, and employee experiences. The research will help NPS and other organizations adapt and respond to continuous change and focus on long-term ecological and cultural integrity and viability in a dynamic and challenging future.

For more information please download the Request for Proposal and Application Requirements.

How to apply: Proposals will be accepted through the Second Century Stewardship Fellowship online submission site. The site will open on Thursday, September 14, 2017, and can be accessed through this page. All parts of the application are required and must be received in full by midnight EDT on Oct. 23, 2017, to be considered eligible.

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Informational Webinar:

An overview of Second Century Stewardship, the Research Fellowship, the application process, and park research priorities will be held on Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. EDT. We strongly recommend that you attend the webinar. Please register here. The webinar will be recorded and available here for those unable to attend.