Arboretum Accepting Proposals for Research Fellowships

Curtis Prairie (Photo: Jeff Miller/UW–Madison)

Curtis Prairie (Photo: Jeff Miller/UW–Madison)

The Arboretum is soliciting proposals from graduate student researchers for the 2024 Arboretum Research Fellowships. We invite research proposals in all areas relevant to our mission to conserve and restore Arboretum lands, advance restoration ecology, and foster the land ethic.

The Arboretum is a valuable research site for studies in adaptive restoration, botany, landscape ecology, horticulture, soil science, wildlife ecology, environmental engineering, education, social sciences, and public health. We are particularly interested in restoration ecology, invasive species monitoring and management, stormwater impacts, horticulture, visitor experiences, citizen science, public engagement, K–12 outdoor education, and the collection and analysis of long-term monitoring data at remnant and restored sites. Proposals may address any of these areas or others that wisely utilize Arboretum land and other resources.

Arboretum Research Fellowships (3–5 awards per year) can include summer stipend, undergraduate research assistants, materials, analyses, or other research needs for up to $8,000. The Arboretum Leopold Fellowship (one award) includes full support (academic year and summer stipend, equivalent to a 50 percent research assistantship, plus research support) for up to three years. Arboretum Leopold Fellows must be a master’s or PhD candidate at UW–Madison. Arboretum Research Fellows must be a master’s or PhD candidate at UW–Madison or another Wisconsin college or university.

Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2024. See Arboretum Research Fellowships for more information and the request for proposals.