Field research can be an expensive undertaking. The gasoline needed to travel to research sites, outdoor gear such as backpacks, and supplies in the form of nets, fencing, sampling containers and other equipment can take a big chunk out of a new scientist's income.
That's where the Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grants come in. The grants are available to all University of California graduate students, with the exception of students at UC San Francisco, working at one or more of the 38 sites of the Natural Reserve System.
A maximum of $38,000 is awarded each year, with each applicant receiving up to $3,000. Students from all academic disciplines are eligible and encouraged to apply.
The grants commemorate Mildred E. Mathias, a former professor of botany at UC Los Angeles and a cofounder of the NRS.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted by October 8, 2012, at 8 a.m.
Supporting materials, including letters of recommendation and reserve permissions, must be submitted by October 17, 2012, at 8 a.m.
All applications and supporting materials are submitted electronically.