"A year after the World Summit on Sustainable Development,
my third and final CFERP workshop as a dissertation fellow.
What I saw in these four days was just what I had seen in Johannesburg:
a critical mass of committed scholars, policy makers, and community
practitioners engaged in building a richer conception of
forestry, building sustainable approaches to keeping local communities,
economies, and ecosystems viable, and thus building a more just society."
- John Isom, Fellow 2001- 2002, University of Wisconsin
- Masters students should apply when they have selected a research site and will be ready to begin research the summer or fall immediately following the February application deadline.
- Provides stipends of up to $7,000 for Masters research.
- Eligible expenditures include living expenses in the field and transportation, communication, and other research-related expenses.
- Masters Fellows must live in the study community for 3-6 months.
- All Masters fellows must submit mid-term and final reports and participate in the CFERP Workshop during their fellowship year.
- Predissertation students should apply the year before they anticipate writing their dissertation proposal.
- Provides stipends of up to of $2,000 for Predissertation research.
- Eligible expenditures include summer travel and related expenses to visit potential field sites and communities for subsequent research.
- Predissertation fellows must submit a final project report and participate in the CFERP Workshop during their fellowship year.
- Dissertation fellows should apply for a fellowship after they have been advanced to candidacy and are ready to spend nine months to a year in the field doing research.
- Dissertation Fellows will be awarded up to $15,000 each.
- Eligible expenditures include living expenses while the researcher is in the field and transportation, communication, and other research-related expenses.
- Dissertation Fellows must live in the study community for 9-12 months.
- All dissertation fellows must submit mid-term and final reports and participate in the CFERP Workshop twice during their fellowship year, once at the beginning and once at the end.
Key Aspects of the CFERP Program Include:
- Funding for expenditures related to field research
- Attendance at an annual workshop with other fellows, community members, academic advisors, CFERP program staff, and others to share research, keep abreast of theoretical and substantive issues in sustainable natural resource management in the United States, and deepen understanding of participatory research methods
- Participation in a network of former CFERP fellows, community partners and resource people
- Opportunities for contributing to program publications
Applications must be received by: Monday, February 2, 2009.