The annual competition to support graduate student research at Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve, which includes the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Lab and Valentine Camp is open. Please share this announcement with interested students and colleagues. This program is open to all graduate students conducting research at the Reserve, not just those enrolled at the University of California.
Graduate students should submit their applications to the Reserve Director by January 30, 2009, for consideration by the review panel. Attached are the criteria to be used by the review panel. Awards will be announced by February 28, 2009. We anticipate making awards up to $3000 each. This information is also available on the VESR website at http://vesr.ucnrs.org/.
NRS facilities and study sites are available to students from the natural and social sciences, humanities and engineering, and all are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are not currently conducting research at the reserves should contact the Reserve Director to discuss proposed projects. Several research scientists are resident at VESR and their research programs (see attached descriptions) may offer graduate students an opportunity for collaborative studies; feel free to contact them.
If you have any questions regarding applications, please contact Kim Rose at email@example.com. We encourage your application to this program, as well as your continued use of the reserves.