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Native American Environmental Scholarships at ESF


Native American Environmental Scholarships

SUNY-ESF will offer five prestigious fellowships to Native American students attending ESF beginning in Fall 2013. The goal of the program is to educate a new generation of indigenous environmen

tal leaders. The Fellowship includes a $5000 annual scholarship for 4 years-as well as a program which provides Native students with a supportive cultural community, diverse environmental majors, educational enrichment and opportunities for applying your environmental education in community service. Students will join a small close knit group of students and mentors from the ESF Center for Native Peoples and the Environment. The mission of the Center is to bring together the wisdom of both indigenous knowledge and environmental science, for our shared concerns for the earth.

This fellowship is sponsored by a grant from the USDA Multicultural Scholars Program.

Graduate Fellowship in Forest Ecology and Climate Change in Tribal and Research Forests


Graduate Fellowship in Forest Ecology and Climate Change in Tribal and Research Forests

We are seeking candidates for a fully funded Masters of Science graduate program which integrates traditional ecological knowledge and environme

ntal science to better understand the impacts of climate change on forested ecosystems in the Great Lakes, including biophysical as well as biocultural dimensions. Working in collaboration with our partner, the College of the Menominee Nation, graduate students will conduct their research in two “sister forests” of the well known Menominee Forest and ESF’s Huntington Forest. Graduate students will also help mentor a team of undergraduates from both SUNY-ESF and College of the Menominee Nation in conducting undergraduate research. Students have an opportunity to contribute to development of a cross-cultural forest ecology course which draws upon both indigenous and scientific knowledge. Positions start in either summer or fall of 2013 and include 2 -2.5 years of support. This program is funded by an award to SUNY ESF and College of the Menominee Nation from the USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant program.Please contact Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer for further information (rkimmer@esf.edu 315 470-6785)

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