Apply for a Grant

Five grant awards ranging from $5,000 - $7,000 are available to Yale FES students interested in conducting natural and social science research, education & outreach projects for the following topic areas:  

  • Urban ecosystem restoration
  • Urban forestry and forestry across an urban-rural gradient
  • Projects related to pollution of air, water and soil in cities.

Additional funding is available for one student to conduct research with the NYC Urban Field Station (see further details here of this research fellowship sponsored jointly by NYC Urban Field Station and the Hixon Center).

In the fall 2017 term, students must take a 3-credit project course to complete their research/project manuscript.  Projects must be completed by mid-December 2017. The award will be provided in 3 installments: 50% upon acceptance of the proposal; 25% upon enrollment in the project course in September; and the final 25% upon completion of the project course, and receipt of an abstract and of a minimum 10-page final report (which will be published on the Hixon website).  

Submission Guidelines: Proposals should include maximum 3-page narrative, budget and identify a faculty advisor.  Please direct proposals to Colleen.murphy-dunning@yale.edu preferably by March 10, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by March 21, 2017.