Professors and students jointly apply for the assistantship program to receive funding for the student’s salary and other relevant expenses for the duration of the assistantship (up to $5,200).
If the student is accepted, the professor also receives a $1,000 honorarium.
The research project should study issues in the social sciences and/or natural resources relevant to community-based natural resource management policy and practice in the U.S.
The assistantship should provide the student with hands-on experience in research that utilizes participatory methods and engages the local community in the research process to help conserve local natural resources, resolve conflicts, and/or preserve and revitalize the community’s cultural resources.
The funds may be used to support a student either during the summer or the school year. The assistantship may be field-based or may be based at the faculty and student's home campus for a period of one academic year.
Workshop: All assistants and professors must attend the annual Community Forestry & Environmental Research Partnerships Workshop held in the fall. This workshop includes research presentations by students and non-profits engaged in Community Forestry and CBNRM, a workshop on Participatory Action Research (PAR), and a field trip to a local CBNRM site. Travel expenses will be paid for by the program.
Application: Both the student and the faculty member must submit an application.
Bat Identification on the Kaibab Paiute Reservation
Professor Dreamal Worthen
College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture
Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307
tel: (850) 599-3440