|The Western Kentucky University Hoffman Environmental Research Institute is pleased to offer two new award competitions for karst education.|
1. The Nick Crawford Karst Education Scholarship will provide financial support for one student per year to attend a weeklong course in WKU's 2012 Karst Field Studies program (http://karstfieldstudies.com) as a non-credit workshop or for university credit at the Western Kentucky University Karst Field Studies Program. The successful applicant will receive: 1) reimbursement on round trip travel costs to the course location up to $1000, 2) a waiver of the fees if taking the course for a workshop ($500) or $500 credited to tuition for those taking a course for graduate or undergraduate credit, 3) free shared bunkhouse accommodation at the Cave Research Foundation's Hamilton Valley Research Station near Mammoth Cave National Park where most courses are held, or $100 credit toward shared accommodation in the Missouri Ozark's or New Mexico Geophysics Courses, and 4) a $150 stipend. For an application and complete information please see http://karstfieldstudies.com/scholarship.php. The scholarship is made possible with the generous support of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute, the Stan and Kay Sides Environmental Education Fund, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
2. Student Research Grant for Karst Groundwater Flow Studies
The Hoffman Institute's Crawford Hydrology Laboratory is pleased to announce a new initiative to help support student research. The Laboratory will provide an award two times per year of up to $1,000 each through a proposal competition to offer undergraduate and/or graduate research support for fluorescence laboratory products and services used in groundwater tracing investigations.
Awards will cover up to $700 for laboratory analytical costs, up to $300 applied to dye tracing supplies such as charcoal receptors, fluorescent dye, and mailing of samples.
Any full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at an accredited university with an endorsement from a full-time faculty member of that university. Proposals from high school students may be considered with additional supporting documentation as described in the application packet. Applicants are eligible for the award once per calendar year.
Proposals should be limited to projects that can be completed within 12 months from the start of the project. Awards are limited to a maximum of $1,000 per project.
For application details please see http://hoffmanworld.org/dyetracing2/?page_id=579.