Utah Chapter: Grants-in-Aid

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Grants-in-Aid

Grant Information:

The Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society (TWS) offers Grants-in-Aid for graduate and undergraduate research. Over $4,500 was awarded last year!

To apply send a completed proposal to brock_mcmillan@byu.edu by February 23, 2018. Grant recipients will be announced at the UTTWS Annual Meeting Banquet which will be held the evening of Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Research and Mentoring Grants:

The purpose of Utah Chapter TWS research grants is to assist marginally funded research projects, not add to already well-funded efforts. These funds can be used for supplies, travel, wages or publications associated with existing wildlife projects.

Utah Chapter TWS mentoring grants reimburse students for their time, supplies, and/or other expenses involved with conducting a wildlife research project. Students may either design their own project or work on a professor’s ongoing research, but all students must work with a faculty mentor. Some students may approach faculty with their own ideas, while others may propose to assist wildlife research that is already ongoing. Students should initiate the mentoring relationship by asking a faculty member to advise them on a project.

Application Guidelines:

Proposal Format must follow these guidelines:

  • The proposal should be 2 pages single spaced, 1 inch margins, 12 point times new roman.
  • Header: Proposal Title, Applicant’s name and Applicant’s email.
  • Goal/Purpose: write a succinct statement summarizing the goal of the project.
  • Importance of project: explain why this project is important. It may, for example, fill a research need, attempt to provide a practical solution to a vexing problem, or create an aesthetic work of art.
  • Main Proposal Body: This section is the main body of your proposal. Include your research plans, methods and expectations for this project based on the unique skills you and your mentor possess to conduct this project. If you need to include images or symbols with your proposal, please be sure to optimize the images so the entire document is not more than 2 MB.
  • Anticipated Outcome: describe any presentations, displays, publications, or other tangible outcomes you anticipate. This may be a paper, a formal presentation, a performance, an invention, or even a lecture in a public forum such as a class presentation.
  • Qualifications: explain why you are qualified to pursue this project.
  • Project Timetable: summarize the major milestones in your project.

Eligibility for Grants

  • Must be currently enrolled as a fulltime student.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Must have a research project in need of financial support for research grant OR Must have faculty member who is willing to serve as a mentor for mentoring grant
  • Must be willing to make a brief oral or poster presentation at the annual Utah Chapter of TWS meeting.

Congratulations to our 2018 student scholarship winners!!!!

Austin Green-UofU ($2,000)
A Citizen Science Approach to Ecological Study and Conservation of the
Central Wasatch Range Mammal Community Along an Urban-Wildland Interface

Jason Wood-BYU ($1,500)
The Effects of Dixie Harrow on Sage-grouse Habitat: Is Treated Sagebrush Tasty?

Rebecca Dungan-BYU($1,000)
Habitat Analysis of American Black Bears in Southern Utah:
Movements, Habitat Relationships, and Patterns