Society for Ecological Restoration-Rocky Mountains Chapter
Professional Development Grant Program
for Students and Professionals
The Society for Ecological Restoration-Rocky Mountains Chapter (SER-RM) is offering professional development grants to support students and practitioners interested in attending workshops or conferences related to ecological restoration.
- Grants are available for practitioners (up to $250) and students (up to $500).
- Funds may be used toward registration, travel, and/or lodging expenses associated with workshop or conference attendance.
- Total funding available for scholarships is $2500 per year.
- Practitioners: up to $250 per individual
- Students: up to $500 per individual
- Applications are accepted throughout the year
- Applications will be accepted from eligible students and practitioners until all available funds have been awarded.
- Applicant must be a current SER-RM Chapter member.
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- Applicant may not have already been awarded a SER-RM Professional Development Grant in the same calendar year.
- Funds requested must be used within the same calendar year.
- Workshop or conference must align with the SER-RM Chapter mission (see Article III of chapter bylaws below).
- Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate intent to present (oral or poster) at the workshop or conference.
- The applicant must explain why the grant is needed to support workshop/conference attendance and document any matching funds available.
- If recipient cannot attend, funds must be returned.
- Recipient agrees to allow SER-RM to announce award on our website and/or other promotional materials. Additionally, recipient agrees to send a photo (i.e., headshot) and presentation title (if applicable) for use in SER-RM posts.
- Recipient must recognize SER-RM and any other organizations that provided funds to support the SER-RM Professional Development Grant program in their presentation or poster (e.g., Thank You slide or logo).
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND REVIEW PROCESS
- Application requirements- see selection criteria requirements above and include:
- Date of request
- Name, date, and location of qualified workshop or conference
- Total budget for workshop or conference (i.e., expected costs of registration, travel, and lodging.)
- Total requested funds
- Description of how grant funds will be used and how remaining expenses for conference or workshop will be covered (as appropriate).
- Narrative (250 words or less) that describes why the workshop or conference is important to your professional development and how it aligns with the SER-RM mission (see Article III of chapter bylaws, below)
- Academic or professional resume
- Complete application form and submit materials at: https://goo.gl/forms/6CmZBpOfrYlPxmDn1
- Funds will be awarded to qualified applicants on a first come, first served basis each year.
Examples of qualifying workshops and conferences:
- HAR – SER-RM Conference
- Society of Wetlands Scientists (SWS)
- Southern Rockies Seed Network
- Society for Range Management Meeting
- Sustaining Colorado’s Watersheds Conference
- Rocky Mountain Stream Restoration Conference
From SER-RM By-Laws:
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.