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UW-NPS Small Grant Program

The Small Grants Program is funded by the National Park Service and the UW-NPS Research Station at the University of Wyoming. It is limited to US academic institutions, government, and NGO researchers conducting their studies in the Greater Yellowstone Area.

Grants will be evaluated by a panel of park personnel and faculty in diverse fields based on intellectual merit (will the study advance our understanding in some key way), and relevance to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

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.

We encourage grant submissions by and/or for graduate student research support as these small grants can be a vital source of support for students working in the GYE.

2019 RFP – Submission deadline March 15, 2019

How to Apply

Proposals should be submitted as a single pdf via the InfoReady system. Complete proposals must include:

  1. Research proposal.
  2. Budget and justification.
  3. Results of prior support.
  4. Curriculum vitae for the PI and all co-PIs and co-applicants.

Institutional approval may also be required. This is a separate document to be submitted only if you are not affiliated with the University of Wyoming

For more details on submitting an application, view the RFP in InfoReady.

Final Report

Grant recipients are required to submit a final report to complete the research contract agreement. This report will be included in our annual reports online. The final report is due by December 1, 2019 and is to be submitted via the InfoReady system.

Items to be included in your report are:

  • Title
  • Authors
  • Abstract (less than 200 words)
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Preliminary Results
  • Conclusions
  • Future Work
  • Acknowledgments
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures and Tables
  • Bibliography (in Bibtex format)


Awards are paid out as reimbursements for expenses as they are incurred on the project, not as cash up front. As expenses are incurred, the financial contact at your organization must submit invoices to UW-NPS to receive reimbursement. Invoices should be submitted even if the expense was for housing at UW-NPS Research Station.

Grand Teton National Park Internships

Two internship positions jointly supported by GTNP and UW-NPS are available each summer.  Interns will work directly with park personnel and will be housed at the research station. For more information, see the 2019 Summer Resources Internship Announcement. To learn even more about NPS internships check out this blog.

Applications should be submitted to the following people:
(1) Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Intern:
(2) Museum 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.

2019 Call for Applications

Read the 2019 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.
  • Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change
    The Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change (FPL) supports paid internships to highly accomplished undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates to work in national parks for approximately 12 weeks on projects in climate change research, interpretation, park operations, policy development, and other fields. You can find the application here.
  • Jerry O’Neal Research Fellowship
    The fellowship aims to provide educational assistance for students seeking to understand natural and cultural resources issues and how these interact with human values.