Student Grant Opportunity

Aimlee Laderman Student Grant


student field work in stream - burchsted photo

The New England Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER-NE) offers biennial student grants to support research and studies in the field of ecological restoration. These grants are offered in odd-numbered years. The Aimlee Laderman Student Grant is dedicated in honor of Aimlee Laderman, ecologist, life-long educator, and founding member of SER-NE.


2019 Student Grant Opportunity

Laderman Student Grant

Laderman Student Grant: Apply here!

The New England Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER-NE) is offering a total of $3000 in two to four student grants to support research and studies in the field of ecological restoration. The Laderman Student Grant is dedicated in honor of Aimlee Laderman, ecologist, life-long educator, and founding member of SER-NE.

Grant Amount: Two to four separate grants, up to $1500 each (max of one award per applicant).

Grant Eligibility: To be considered, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Fall within one of the following groups:
    • a current undergraduate or graduate student;
    • enrolled to begin a full-time program in 2019; or
    • have completed full-time studies, and have received an undergraduate or graduate degree, after March 25, 2018.
  • Propose research that will either: be conducted while enrolled as a student; or complete research that was largely conducted previously as part of the applicant’s undergraduate or graduate studies. The link between the proposed work and student research must be clear.
  • Propose work to be completed by August 30, 2020.
  • Be actively involved in the study of ecological restoration.
  • Not be a previous recipient of the Laderman Student Grant.
  • Submit a complete application at the link provided below, with complete answers that enable an informed selection decision.
  • Request funds to support research or scholarship related to ecological restoration within the geographical limits of the SER-NE Chapter (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT).
  • Request funds for research or scholarship expenses such as travel, equipment, living expenses, or tuition.

Grant Application Evaluation: Eligible applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria: Scholarly Merit, Feasibility, Need, and Contribution to the Field of Ecological Restoration. The scoring rubric is available here. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the rubric prior to developing their applications.

Obligations of Grant Recipients:  Grant recipients are required to complete their funded work and present the results at an SER-NE event by November 31, 2020.

Timeline: Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM, March 25, 2019, using the application form available at the link provided above.  Awards will be announced by April 30, 2019, and funds will be provided in time for research in the summer of 2019.

If you have questions regarding this grant, contact dalcott@umass.edu.


Past Grant Winners