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Fellowship and Scholarship

Updated 11/26/2018 

The Tech Center has three GRA positions and seven undergraduate internship positions available beginning January 1. Students can contact Kurt Donaldson or Trevor Harris for further information or clarification.

Updated 11/12/2018 

The William L. Wilson and Diane C. Wilson Scholarship in Karst Science 
Administered by the Karst Waters Institute 

The William L. Wilson and Diane C. Wilson Scholarship in Karst Science recognizes the significant contributions of the late William (Bill) L. Wilson, who tackled some of the most difficult karst science questions in Florida and elsewhere through his consulting company, Subsurface Evaluations, Incorporated.  To stimulate the development of new, energetic, motivated, and creative karst scientists and to remember Bill Wilson and his dedication to karst science, the scholarship was established by Diane C. Wilson in his memory.  The scholarship includes a one-time award of $1,000.  The scholarship is open to any student who is currently enrolled in, or has been accepted into, a master’s degree program at an institution of higher education in the United States.  This year’s deadline for all application materials is February 1, 2019.  Information on how to apply can be found at the Karst Waters Institute website (  Additional information can be had through email to Dr. Janet S. Herman ( 


The Explorers Club Washington Group’s (ECWG) Exploration and Field Research Grants Program was established to encourage young men and women to add to the body of knowledge of the earth, its people and the universe through exploration and field research. Grants are available to graduate students who are enrolled in a college or university in the local area (Washington, DC; Virginia; West Virginia; Maryland) and who are under the supervision of a qualified scientist or educator. The activity may occur anywhere in the world. Examples of disciplines appropriate for support are anthropology, archaeology, ecology, entomology, botany, linguistics, ornithology, geography, ichthyology, geology, oceanography, glaciology, and similar disciplines. It should be emphasized that that those expeditions supported will be for scientific purposes, in accordance with the Explorers Club’s stated objective, “to broaden our knowledge of the universe”. The grants are intended to provide supplemental funds to support fieldwork or closely related endeavors, and generally range from $1000-$3000 per grant. While the awards are small, former grantees have successfully used their awards to collect preliminary data leading to other awards or to augment support for items not covered elsewhere. Allowable items include travel to specialized facilities or field research locations, purchase of supplies, rental of field or research facilities, and similar items. Funds may not be used for stipends, tuition, textbooks, journals, language training, allowances for dependents, travel to scientific meetings, publication costs, reproduction, or indirect costs. Attached is an application package.  Please pass this on to qualified students. Application deadline is January 15, 2019.  An application package can also be found on our website