Society for Ecological Restoration-Rocky Mountain Chapter  

 

2018 Scholarship Program

for Students and Professionals

The Central Rockies chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration is offering a new scholarship program to support participation of students and professionals in workshops or conferences related to ecological restoration.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Scholarships are available for professionals and students.
  • Scholarships can cover registration, travel, and/or lodging costs associated with workshop/conference attendance.
  • Total funding available for scholarships in 2018 is $2500.
  • Applications are accepted throughout the calendar year and eligible applicants will be awarded funding until $2500 limit is met.

Seven individual scholarships are expected to be awarded in 2018:

  • Professionals: four $250 awards
  • Students: three $500 awards

 

SELECTION CRITERIA REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant must be a CeRSER member.
  • The workshop/conference must align with CeRSER’s mission (Article III of bylaws, or see below) and funds requested must be used within that calendar year.
  • Explain why the scholarship is needed for the workshop/conference and document any matching funds available.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate intent to present (oral or poster) at the workshop/conference.
  • Only one scholarship award per applicant for a given fiscal year.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND REVIEW PROCESS

Applicant submittal requirements- see selection criteria requirements above and include:

  1. date of request
  2. name and date of qualified workshop/conference
  3. Are you giving a presentation or poster? Please include the title of the oral presentation or poster.
  4. Are you a CerSER member? Please list the expiration date of your CerSER membership.
  5. Total budget for workshop/conference (i.e. Include pertinent details on costs of registration, travel, and/or lodging.)
  6. Total requested funds, description of what you will use the scholarship to pay for, and a description of how you will pay for remaining cost of conference/workshop (as appropriate).
  7. Narrative- 250 words or less that describes why this workshop/conference is important and how it aligns with CeRSER’s mission – see Article III of chapter bylaws.
  8. Academic or professional resume

Submit completed application to cersermembership@gmail.com

Funds will be awarded to qualified applicants on a first come, first served basis in 2018.

Examples of qualifying ecological restoration related Workshop/Conferences:

  • Northwest chapter of SER/Society of Wetland Scientists 2018 Pacific Northwest Regional conference
  • This conference is also serving as a SER North American Conference
  • Colorado Native Plant Society
  • Society of Wetlands Scientists (SWS)
  • Southern Rockies Seed Network
  • Society for Range Management
  • Sustaining Colorado’s Watersheds Conference
  • Rocky Mountain Stream Restoration Conference
  • HAR/CeRSER 2019 Conference (will be eligible under the 2019 Scholarship Program)

Download scholarship program guidelines and application instructions (PDF): CeRSER 2018 Scholarship Program

RECIPIENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Recipient must attend the workshop/conference.
  • If the recipient cannot attend, funds must be returned.
  • Recipient agrees to allow CeRSER to post the announcement of award to our website and/or other promotional materials. Additionally, recipient agrees to send a photo/headshot for CeRSER posting.
  • Recipient must recognize CeRSER and all other organizations that provided funds in their presentation or poster (e.g., Thank You slide or logo).

If you or your organization would like to help support our scholarship program, email cersermembership@gmail.com for information on how to contribute.

Questions? Email cersermembership@gmail.com

From CeRSER’s bylaws:

ARTICLE III. MISSION STATEMENT AND OBJECTIVES

Section 1. MISSION STATEMENT – The mission of the Chapter shall be to foster ecological restoration awareness, understanding, and activities among a broad spectrum of participants.

Section 2. OBJECTIVES – Objectives of the Chapter shall be as follows:

To promote the exchange of information related to ecological restoration through emails, social media, newsletters, society publications and meetings.

To develop ecological restoration as a science, art and conservation strategy through research and activities related to all areas of ecological restoration.

To educate the general public, public agencies, private groups and institutions through events, public programs, workshops, publications and guidelines on ecological restoration.

To advise and consult with public agencies, non-profits and the general public regarding improvement of standards and criteria for ecological restoration.