Boyd Evison Graduate Research
DEADLINE: February 13th, 2013
In 2005, the Grand Teton Natural History Association (now known as the Grand Teton Association) and Grand Teton National Park collaborated to initiate a new graduate research fellowship in memory of Boyd Evison, a long-time National Park Service manager and strong supporter of increasing scientific research and associated education efforts in parks. Evison retired in 1994 from an exemplary 42-year career in which he rose from a park ranger and resource manager to superintendent and regional director in parks from Alaska to the Rocky Mountain Region. After retiring from government service, he became executive director of the park’s primary interpretive and educational partner, the GTNHA, until his death in October 2002. The Evison Fellowship encourages scientific and conservation-related research in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, providing up to $10,000 in support for work leading to completion of a master’s or PhD degree in the biosciences, geosciences, or social sciences. Interested candidates submit proposals that are evaluated by a technical panel of three PhD scientists outside Grand Teton National Park who submit a short list of finalists; the final decision on the grant is made by a committee representing the park and the Grand Teton Association. The first Fellowship was awarded by Executive Director Jan Lynch in 2005. Previous awardees and their projects can be found in the menu at left.
For more information, contact Jan Lynch, GTA Executive Director, 307-739-3406 or Sue Consolo Murphy, Grand Teton National Park Chief of Science& Resource Management, at 307-739-3481.