Second Century Stewardship: Science for America’s National Parks Research Fellowship

The partners of the Second Century Stewardship: Science for America’s National Parks announce the availability of Research Fellowships to support research in Acadia National Park. Founded in 2016 as a public-private partnership led by Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, the National Park Service, and the National Park Foundation, with generous support from the David Evans Shaw Family Foundation, Second Century Stewardship seeks to advance conservation and ecosystem science and support stewardship of park resources. The selected Research Fellows will contribute to strengthening and broadening public understanding of the importance of science for parks and society.

The Research Fellows will conduct research to help realize the vision of national parks as natural laboratories, tellers of science narratives, and exemplars of using science to manage natural and cultural resources and enrich visitor, local community, and employee experiences. The research will help the National Park Service and other organizations adapt and respond to ongoing change and focus on long-term ecological and cultural integrity and viability in a dynamic and challenging future.

Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 P.M. Eastern U.S. time on October 29, 2020.

Request for Proposals Submit Application

The application portal requires account registration.

A webinar providing an overview of Second Century Stewardship, the Research Fellowship, the application process, and park research priorities, was held on Monday, September 14 2020.