The Arboretum invites graduate student research proposals in all areas relevant to their mission, including the social sciences. They 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.
The Leopold Fellowship (one award) includes full support (academic year and summer stipend, equivalent to a 50% research assistantship, plus research support) for up to three years. Leopold Fellows must be a Master’s or PhD candidate at UW–Madison.
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. 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, 2019.