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
  • Funding preference will be given for one student to conduct research with the Morton Arboretum as this a Hixon Center priority (see further details here of this research fellowship sponsored jointly by The Morton Arboretum and the Hixon Center)

In the fall 2015 term, students must take a 3-credit project course to complete their research/project manuscript.  Projects must be completed by mid-December 2015. 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 6, 2015. Successful applicants will be notified by March 25, 2015.