WMRC Nelson Fellowship

Clem Nelson-WMRC Graduate Student Research Fellowship.

In honor of Clem Nelson’s outstanding contributions to earth sciences in the White/Inyo mountains, his friends and family established a fund for graduate student research in the "Early Earth's History of the White/Inyo Range." Applications are being accepted for one $3,000 award for research in this area. Graduate students are welcome to apply regardless of state or country of origin. The award can be used to support expenses at WMRC, field work, laboratory work and travel. Use of the Clem Nelson Trilobite Collection is especially encouraged. See link below for application procedures. Applications are due March 1, 2011 for an award starting April 1, 2011.

WMRS Fellowships are highly competitive awards for outstanding researchers and are intended to support outstanding science.  Applicants may be part of a faculty member’s research project or team, but the project should be independent from that of the senior research worker.  University faculty members are intended to direct the research of the student, but it is expected that students will submit for publication a single- or senior-author manuscript from their WMRS-supported research with WMRS in the by-line.

Awardees are expected to be in residence for some part of their research at the Station so they can interact with other researchers and students. Awardees are also strongly encouraged to participate in a public outreach activity to share their research at the annual WMRS open house or seminar.

Application forms are available on the WMRS web site: Nelson Fellowship application form 2011.doc

Due Tuesday, March 1, 2011

For more information, please see the web site or contact the WMRC office at
UCSD (858-822-0165, vdevries@ucsd.edu) or
Bishop WMRS (760-873-4344; wmrcinfo@ucla.edu)