Therkildsen Student Grants
The Therkildsen Field Station at Emiquon (TFSE) invites UIS faculty and students (Graduate or Undergraduate) to submit collaborative proposals to conduct research in, and around the Emiquon Preserve. The number of awards is expected to vary from year-to-year. Projects do not need to be scientific in nature. Projects should have a defined outcome. Students are expected to present their work in a formal setting, such as STARS.
Proposal are accepted on a rolling basis.
TFSe Research Support for details on the content of the proposal.
Proposals and should be emailed to the TFSE Director, with the subject “TFSE-Research Support“.
All proposals will be reviewed by a committee assembled by the TFSE Director, which will make recommendations based on the quality and feasibility of the project.
Other Sources of Student Funding
Are you in need of extra resources to carry out your research at Emiquon? The following organizations offer grants to support student research and/or student travel to conferences. For specific information regarding deadlines, criteria, and eligibility please follow the links below:
- UIS Student Research and Scholarship Support, provides information on funding and training opportunities available to UIS undergraduate and graduate students. Deadlines vary by opportunity.
- American Ornithologist’s Union. Multiple awards supporting student research. Deadlines tend to be late-January.
- Animal Behavior Society. Multiple awards supporting graduate student research. Deadline tends to be late November.
- Botanical Society of America. A wide range of awards available for students, including both research and conference travel. Visit individual pages for deadlines, but March and April are common.
- The Garden Club of America. Multiple awards across a wide range of disciplines for student research and education. Deadlines vary by award.
- Illinois Water Resource Center. Awards available for faculty members to support student research. Deadline has been in October.
- National Geographic Young Explorers Grants. Funding for individuals ages 18-25 to pursue research and conservation. See the grant description for more information. Deadlines are rolling.
- Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research. Multiple awards for graduate and undergraduate student research. Deadlines are March 15 and October 1 annually.
- Society for Ecological Restoration, Midwest-Great Lakes Chapter. Two awards for students are given, one related to the practice of ecological restoration, the other for research in restored systems. Typically a March deadline.
- Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. The Grants in Herpetology program awards research funds to students supporting a range of projects related to amphibians and reptiles. Deadline is December 15 annually.
- Society of Wetland Scientists. Awards support undergraduate and graduate research in wetlands. Deadline is generally in February
- The Wetland Foundation. A number of awards given annually for conference travel and field work related to wetlands. Awards available for both undergraduate and graduate students. Deadlines tend to be Mid-December.
- The Wilson Ornithological Society. Multiple awards, including support for student research. Annual deadline is February 1.
This list will change from time to time. Please send along any opportunities that you know about, and let us know if we miss any changes in the above information.