Interested in doing research within the Monument boundary? The Friends Research Fund annually awards individual grants ranging from $500 – $3000 to undergraduate and graduate students for faculty-supervised projects that enhance the understanding, appreciation, preservation, and/or protection of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Students have an opportunity to share their findings with the public at the annual Monument Research Symposium.

The 2023 grant cycle is now open! Applications are due April 21, 2023 11:59pm PST.

This grant is available to students who:

  • Are studying in areas of biology, environmental sciences / education, sociology, arts and humanities, or business.
  • Are currently enrolled as a Junior or Senior Undergraduate or a Graduate student with good academic standing at a state or regional college or university.
  • Have successfully completed (with a passing grade or better) coursework in at least one upper division course related to their area of study.

FCSNM offers one grant cycle for the Friends Research Fund each year. Awardees will be announced the week of May 1, 2023 and commitments to accept the projects confirmed by May 10, 2023. Grant funds will be issued to awardees by May 31, 2023.

Download the application and fill in the embedded form using Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat Pro. Save your completed application and email it to us as an attachment along with your curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor to Please read the detailed instructions contained in the application.

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