FOR IMMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2010
Graduate Research Fellowship Available at Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve
HURON, OH – The Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) has announced that one research fellowship in coastal and estuarine sciences will be available beginning in the summer of 2011 for graduate students who are enrolled in full-time masters or doctoral programs at accredited U.S. universities. The fellowships are funded through the NERR Graduate Research Fellowship Program, supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The fellowships will be awarded for one to three years and include a stipend of $20,000 per year. Special consideration will be given to proposals addressing priority issues of Old Woman Creek NERR– non-point source pollution and nutrient loading, invasive species, riparian and wetland habitat loss, and the impacts of climate change on Great Lakes coastal wetlands.
Complete information, application forms and procedures can be found at http://www.nerrs.noaa.gov/Fellowship.aspx. The application deadline is November 1, 2010.
Research must be completed, in part, within the boundaries of Old Woman Creek NERR, which includes Old Woman Creek estuary and portions of its surrounding watershed in Erie County. A map showing the boundaries of the Old Woman Creek NERR is available at http://www.nerrs.noaa.gov/Reserve.aspx?ResID=OWC
Established in 1997, the NERR Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for students to conduct research within a national reserve and contribute to scientific understanding of estuaries and coastal management in a collaborative and supportive environment. Fellows gain hands-on experience by engaging with staff and participating in reserve research, education, stewardship and training programs.
Fellows are selected based on the quality of proposed research, applicability to the reserve’s scientific focus areas and resource management goals, and the student’s academic record. For more information, contact Dr. David Klarer, Old Woman Creek’s NERR research coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1980 and managed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, the Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve is one of 27 National Estuarine Research Reserves across the country. Its mission is to improve the understanding, stewardship, and appreciation of Great Lake estuaries and coastal wetlands.