KBS LTER: Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

The KBS LTER offers research funding opportunities for MSU graduate students in the form of semester fellowships. Information about these funds and how to apply are described below. Subscribe to our RSS feeds or connect with us in social media to stay updated as calls for proposals are announced. In preparing your proposal, please review the background information about the LTER project and experiments. Please direct further inquiries to Nameer Baker, KBS LTER Science Coordinator.


Fellowships for Long-term Ecological Research

Graduate students currently enrolled at MSU can apply for single semester fellowships (Summer 2022, Fall 2022 or Spring 2023) to develop or support research in association with the KBS LTER Program. Residency at KBS is not required, nor is pre-existing engagement in KBS LTER research. Funds for each award will be $6,500 and can pay for stipend, tuition (up to 1 credit each semester), health insurance, and research related expenses including supplies, sampling and analysis, and conference attendance.

Applications are due March 4, 2022. To apply, please complete the application and budget form, and send to Nameer Baker, KBS LTER Science Coordinator, in a single pdf file containing: (1) a 1-page cover letter describing your interest in the fellowship and how it relates to LTER research; (2) a 1-page (maximum) proposal, with descriptive title and your name at top of first page, describing your LTER-related research plans; (3) references cited (if any) in your cover letter or research proposal; (4) your curriculum vitae; and (5) the completed application and budget form. Some frequently asked questions answered.

View awardees of previous Fellowships