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Student Grants

The MWPARC Travel Grant: Fueling Student Field Experiences

is accepting applications until 22 March 2024!


Download the application packet by clicking here

Apply for up to $500 to offset non-reimbursed research transportation costs. Open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, or those who have graduated within the last year!

How do these grants help students?

You can read reports from grant awardees from previous years below! 


2023 Travel Grant Recipients

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2023 Recipient: Benjamin Genter

Click here to read about Benjamin's work with Kirtland's Snakes (Clonophis kirtlandii) in central and northern Indiana.

Image description: A Kirtland's Snake (provided by Benjamin)

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2023 Recipient: Caley Johnson

Click here to read about Caley's work with spotted turtles in Northern Michigan.

Image description: A Spotted Turtle (provided by Caley)

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2023 Recipient: Shania Burkhead

Click here to read about Shania's work with salamanders and habitat drying events.

Image description: An ambystomatid salamander from their mesocosms (provided by Caley)

2022 Travel Grant Recipients

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2022 Recipient: Joey Cannizzaro

Click here to read about Joey's work with Blanding's Turtles.

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2022 Recipient: Danielle Galvin

Click here to read about Danielle's work with ranavirus.

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2022 Recipient: Samantha Skerlec

Click here to read about Samantha's work with wetland drying and amphibians.

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2022 Recipient: Stephanie Bristow

Click here to read about Stephanie's work with phenotypic plasticity in amphibians.

Scholarship recipient Katie Brandewie holding a common snapping turtle
2021 Recipient: Katherine Brandewie 

Click here to read about Katie's work with turtle communities in a large urban wetland complex in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 


Note: Details regarding field sites have been removed to protect those populations of amphibians and reptiles. 

2022 Travel Grnt
2023 Repots
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