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Second Century Stewardship: Science for America’s National Parks
Research Fellowship—Request for Proposals

The 2017 application period has now closed. Thank you for your interest. Please check back in the spring for the names of the recipients and in late summer 2018 for next year's application details.

RFP Announced—Sept. 1, 2017
Webinar—Sept. 13, 2017, 1 p.m. EDT
Application Process Opens—Sept. 14, 2017
Application Deadline—Oct. 23, 2017, midnight EDT

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.

How to apply: Download and review the Request for Proposal and Application Requirements. Proposals will be accepted through the Second Century Stewardship Fellowship online submission site. All parts of the application are required and must be received in full by midnight EDT on Oct. 23, 2017, to be considered eligible.

Questions can be sent here.

Informational Webinar
September 13, 2017

Webinar Recording


SCS 2017 Fellowship Webinar

An overview of Second Century Stewardship, the Research Fellowship, the application process, and park research priorities was held on Sept. 13. The webinar was recorded and is available here for those unable to attend.