Memorial Fellowships

Memorial Fellowship Awards are offered to applicants for projects that demonstrate an applied research approach and produce lasting results for conservation of the Park’s resources.

Proposal Guidelines

Provide 3 copies of the proposal; maximum of five single-spaced pages, including:

  • the names and affiliations of the investigator(s)
  • a statement of research needs
  • proposed methodology
  • expected outcomes
  • an itemized budget, including other sources of support for the project

Each applicant should name two persons who are familiar with the applicant and the proposed research and who can help evaluate the proposed project.

Applications are due to be received at the following address by December 20th, and are awarded in January of the following year.


Frank van Manen,
Chairman Fellowship Committee, GSMCA,
U.S. Geological Survey, Southern Appalachian Field Branch,
274 Ellington Plant Sciences Building, University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, TN 37996.
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