Sign up to receive email notifications of grants, internships, fellowships, and other opportunities in the GYE. We provide information about our Small Grant Program, Grand Teton National Park Internships, the Boyd Evison Graduate Fellowship, and other opportunities.
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 and Yellowstone 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 project reports.
We announce the RFP around December of each year. Awardees for grants up to $5000 are selected in March and the grant period is May 1 through April 30 of the following year. Join our mailing list to be notified as soon as it is announced.
2021 Request for Proposals
The deadline for 2021 small grant proposals was March 1, 2021.
Thank you to those who submitted! Check back in early 2022 for next year’s RFP.
Grand Teton National Park Internships
Two internship positions jointly supported by GTNP and UW-NPS are available each year. Check back in January of each year for information on upcoming internships, or sign up for our mailing list to be notified when they have been announced.
The deadline for 2021 UW-NPS student intern positions was March 1, 2021.
Thank you to those who submitted!
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.
Beginning 2020, it became available as a biennial fellowship allowing for it to sustainably continue into the future. The next call for proposals will be in the Spring of 2022. Sign up for our mailing list to be notified when it has been announced.
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.
- Conversations on Collecting Yellowstone
The second Conversations on Collecting Yellowstone conference will be held June 5-8, 2022 in Bozeman, Montana. They are looking for presentations on various topics about Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The deadline for presentation proposals is December 3, 2021. For more information, visit their website or check out their 2022 flyer.
- 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.
- Glacier National Park Conservancy – Jerry O’Neal Student Research Fellowship
The Glacier National Park Conservancy – Jerry O’Neal Student Research fellowship aims to provide educational assistance (awards range from $1000-$5000) for students seeking to understand natural and cultural resource issues and how these intersect with human values at Glacier National Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, or Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Graduate students or superior upper division undergraduate students from a Rocky Mountain CESU member college or university are eligible to apply. Applications are typically posted around November each year and usually due mid-February.
- UW-NPS Research Station Summer Employment
Each year, UW-NPS hires temporary summer staff to work at the AMK Ranch from May to August. Housing and summer salary is provided. Responsibilities include housekeeping, checking guests in and out, setting up for seminars, and assisting with field work conducted by researchers when needed. As an added benefit, summer staff have opportunities to pursue their own research at the station.