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    Deadline for Denali National Park 2012 Research Fellowship Applications is February 15

    Denali Park, AK–  The National Park Service and the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC) are seeking applicants for two research fellowships that are available to individuals wishing to conduct research in Denali National Park and Preserve and national parks in Alaska. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2012, and a decision is expected to be made within the following two weeks. The fieldwork of fellowship program recipients must be arranged before September 1, 2012.

    The Discover Denali Research Fellowship is for research in or near Denali, and the Murie Science and Learning Center Fellowship is for research taking place in Denali or other arctic or subarctic Alaska national parks. Both fellowships are designed to assist graduate students, but may be appropriate for college and university faculty, state and federal agency scientists, undergraduate students, and private-sector researchers. Proposals for research that will help managers make decisions about critical resource issues are particularly encouraged. If an applicant wants to be considered for both funding sources, only one application is needed; however, only one fellowship may be received per applicant. More than one fellow is expected to be selected for each program.

    Applications for 2012 fellowships will be considered for funding requests up to $8000, to be used over one or two years. Any previous fellow may reapply, but is not assured of additional funding.

    An information guide about either of the fellowships, which includes specifics on how to apply and other information helpful to the application process, may be downloaded from www.nps.gov/dena/naturescience/discodena.htm. For more information contact  Denali’s Research Administrator Lucy Tyrrell at 907-683-6352 or [email protected]gov.

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