***Please note: the deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday, October 27th. Thank you!***
The University of California Berkeley natural history field stations and reserves are pleased to announce the fourth year of
The Carol Baird Graduate Student Award for Field Research
Awards will be granted to Berkeley graduate students to support high quality research that is carried out primarily in the field, based in or around Berkeley’s Natural History Field Stations and Reserves:
Angelo Coast Range Reserve
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve
Hastings Natural History Reservation
Point Reyes Field Station
Sagehen Creek Field Station
Applicants will prepare a proposal of up to five pages (total) describing the project, its importance, proposed methods and logistics, and an outreach plan (See Post Award obligation 1 below). Proposal must be submitted by October 20th, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Carol Baird Graduate Student Award for Field Research” in the subject line. Please also contact this email address if you have any questions about the application or award.
Awards of up to $25,000 will be made to support field research beginning in 2022. Funding may be requested for a single field season or multiple field seasons, and for work at or around a single or several reserves. Support allocations (amount per student, potential for renewal) are flexible, as long as the research is field-based, is of excellent quality, and is substantially improved by this support.
Awardees will be selected by a faculty review committee and will be announced November 10th, 2021.
Eligibility: Current UC Berkeley graduate students are eligible for the Baird award.
Learn more about the Baird award and our past/current awardees here
Post Award obligations:
1) Awardees will be required to present their findings to the local community around the field station(s), for example at town meetings or at workshops organized by local conservation, educational, agency, or citizen science groups.
2) Each awardee must give a 20-minute presentation at a Baird Fest field station symposium scheduled during the fall after their award, and report their research accomplishments to email@example.com by 15 November, 2022.
3) By April 15, 2023, a fuller report (with full analyses, photos, videos, links, etc.) should be sent to the same email address, firstname.lastname@example.org. Both reports will be evaluated by the faculty review committee, and forwarded to the funding Foundation.
October 20, 2021
Applications must be received at email@example.com.
November 10, 2021
Awards will be announced.
August-Sept 2022, date TBA: participate in a 2-day Baird fest symposium, presenting projects.
November 15, 2022
Reports from awardees due, submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Carol Baird Graduate Student Award for Field Research” in the subject line. Reports should describe research accomplishments based on the award, including scientific findings, publications, and reports, videos, and links to public workshops, lectures, or presentations.
April 15, 2023
More complete reports, with manuscript drafts if available, data analyses, photos, videos, and other links should be sent to email@example.com with “Carol Baird Graduate Student Award for Field Research” in the subject line.