"I was awarded James Scheuer Environmental Studies funding to conduct my senior thesis research on fiscally sustainable conservation initiatives in an indigenous community in Costa Rica. Additionally, I was able to have the thesis translated into Spanish, so that it could be read and understood by the people about whom it was written. This research was one of my most challenging and rewarding life experiences."
Sierra Curtis-McLane '02
Vancouver, British Columbia
University of British Columbia
Each year the Environmental Studies Program invites student proposals for an independent summer research project in the field of Environmental Studies. One or two award(s) in the amount of $3750 will be made.
If you are interested, please prepare a 1-2 page proposal containing a description of the project, a statement of your qualifications, and a list of anticipated expenses. Also suggest the names of one or two faculty members who can serve as references.
See the Summer Research Opportunities website for complete instructions and the deadline, usually in late-February.
Information on past recipients and their projects:
Avian surveys at the Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development in Guyana, Jennifer Johnson '05
Herbaceous species richness along a topographical gradient in Steele Creek Park, Anna Hess '01
The Transition from Traditional to Organic Agriculture Among Small Farmers in Costa Rica, Cathy Wirth '99