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UW-NPS Small Grant Program

Our small grant program funds ~12 projects each year (up to $5000 each) for research in the Greater Yellowstone Area. We love to see proposals that address Grand Teton National Park research priorities, but that is not a requirement for funding. We strive to fund the best science, so if you have a great idea and well written proposal, send it our way! We encourage you to check out research by previous grant winners in our online, full-text searchable project reports

Check back in late January for the RFP for 2018, or sign up for our mailing list to be notified when the it has been announced.

Final Report

All UW-NPS Small Grants recipients are required to provide an 8-10 page report to the UW NPS Research Center. Reports for grants awarded in 2018 are due December 1, 2018.

Reports should be submitted in the following format:

  • In word format (.doc or .docx)
  • 5-10 pages with figures and references
  • Sections: Title, Authors, Abstract (less than 200 words), Introduction, Methods, Preliminary Results, Conclusions, Future Work, Acknowledgments, Literature Cited
  • Do not use all caps for titles, sections, authors, or affiliations

Grand Teton National Park Internships

Two internship positions jointly supported by GTNP and UW-NPS are available for the summer of 2018: one in social science and Geology/GIS Research and the other in bat ecology. Interns will work directly with park personnel and will be housed at the research station. For more information, see the 2018 Summer Resources Internship Announcement. To learn even more about NPS internships check out this blog.

Applications should be submitted to the following people:
(1) Social Science Research intern:
(2) Ecology of Bats intern:

Boyd Evison Graduate Fellowship

The Grand Teton Association offers a fellowship of up to $10,000/project for graduate studies focused on documenting lesser-known aspects of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, and surrounding lands.

2018 Call for Applications

Read the 2018 Call for Applications to learn more about this fellowship.

For more information contact: Jan Lynch, Grand Teton Association Executive Director, 307-739-3406, or Sue Consolo-Murphy, Grand Teton National Park Chief of Science & Resource Management, at 307-739-3481.

Find out more information on previous fellowship awardees and project titles.

Other Opportunities

Other opportunities will be listed below from time to time as they become available. Please check back to see if any new ones have been added. Or, sign up to receive email notifications of grants and internships as soon as we post them. If you are a granting agency with funding opportunities for all types of scientific research, education, and outreach in the GYE, contact us and we’ll be happy to post your announcement here.

  • Raynes Wildlife Fund
    The Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund in Jackson Hole helps maintain local wildlife populations by supporting research, education, and monitoring. Each year they provide small grants (average $4000-$5000) to researchers. If you have a project that fits their mission and guidelines, they would love to hear from you. Proposals are due each February 1.
  • RM-CESU Newsletter
    Read the newsletter from The Rocky Mountain Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit for grant opportunities.
  • Water Research Program RFP
    The UW Office of Water Programs invites faculty members and affiliates of the University to submit research proposals under the FY18 Wyoming Water Research Program.  Proposals responding to the research areas described in the accompanying RFP are sought.

    All researchers interested in submitting proposals must contact the UW Office of Water Program for formatting requirements, mandatory Excel sheet for preparing budgets, submission guidelines, and other information.