ACADEMIC FELLOWSHIPS IN KARST STUDIES 

After a 2 year hiatus due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Cave Conservancy Foundation Fellowship program is now back for the 2022-2023 academic year!

2022 Academic Fellowships Announcement

Since 1997 the Foundation has offered 50+ fellowships, totaling close to $500,000. Many professionals have been involved in the selection process, but special recognition is warrant for Dr. David Culver and Dr. Horton H. Hobbs who proposed and developed the program and had led the program since its establishment. In 2015 we welcomed Dr. Annette S. Engel on board as the contact for graduate fellowships (M.S. and Ph.D.) replacing retiring Dr. David Culver. In 2016 we are saddened by the passing of Dr. Horton H. Hobbs III and we welcome Dr. Daniel W. Fong as our contact for undergraduate fellowships.

 

CAVE CONSERVANCY FOUNDATION
UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS IN KARST STUDIES
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-23
 

The Cave Conservancy Foundation provides funding in support of cave and karst related research by students. Research on caves and karst in any field are eligible, including but not limited to archeology, biology, engineering, environmental science, geography, geology, hydrology, and social science. The research may involve caves and karst areas anywhere in the world, but applicants must be full-time students at a U.S. college or university.

 

Undergraduate Fellowship in Karst Studies ($6,000):

Applicants must provide, in PDF format: 1) a letter of intent, 2) a research proposal of 5,000 words or less, 3) undergraduate transcripts, and 4) a letter of support from the research faculty advisor.  Letters should be submitted directly by the recommenders, not the student applicant. Email all application material with “request receipt” notation and “CCF-UG Fellowship Application” in the subject line, to Dr. Daniel Fong at dfong@american.edu and to cavecv@aol.com. Be sure to Cc yourself to ensure that the email message was sent successfully. The submission deadline is May 1, 2022. The award decision will be announced by June 1, 2022. Email Dr. Fong with any related questions or concerns.

 

 

Graduate Fellowship in Karst Studies – Master ($7,000) or Doctorate ($20,000):

Applicants must provide, in PDF format: 1) a letter of intent, 2) a thesis or dissertation research proposal of 5,000 words or less (not including references), 3) graduate transcripts, and 4) two letters of recommendation, including one from the thesis or dissertation advisor. Letters should be submitted directly by the recommenders, not the student applicant. Email all application material, with “request receipt” notation and “CCF-MS Fellowship Application” or “CCF-PhD Fellowship Application” as appropriate in the subject line to Dr. Annette Engel at aengel1@utk.edu and to cavecv@aol.com. Be sure to Cc yourself to ensure that the email message was sent successfully. The submission deadline is May 1, 2022. The award decisions will be announced by July 1, 2022. Email Dr. Engel with any related questions or concerns.

If it is necessary to mail the application send it to: Cave Conservancy Foundation; Attn: Fellowship Program; 13131 Overhill Lake Lane; Glen Allen, VA 23059. Mailed material should be received at least one week before the E-mail due date to allow time for distribution. Please E-mail the appropriate above cited contacts that mailed material is being sent.

 

 

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