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Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship

Fellowships to USA College Students
to Analyze an Eligible River System

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Hudson River Foundation and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)

Deadline Date:

03/29/21 5:00 PM Electronic Receipt and Postmarked

Description:

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Fellowships of $5,000 to USA college students to analyze an eligible river system. Students will gather information about the river and perform scientific studies and public policy research. Students must be sponsored by an advisor to be eligible. One of the main goals of the program is to introduce and expose students to the research process. Programs must conduct research on the Hudson River.

The Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship program is a student research program of the Hudson River Foundation conducted in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Named in honor of the late Dr. Tibor T. Polgar, a major participant in the early planning and development of the Foundation, this program provides a summer grant and research funds for up to eight students (undergraduate and graduate) to conduct research on the Hudson River.

Projects must be relevant to the Hudson River and Watershed and focused on topics related to the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the River, or address social, economic, or public policy issues, including issues related to environmental justice.

HRF will prioritize projects that broaden participation from the Hudson River’s diverse student communities, and those that facilitate interactions with research mentors historically underrepresented in the environmental sciences.

Since 1985, the Polgar Fellowship program has produced a large body of research relevant to the Hudson River watershed, with a concentration on the four marshes of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve (Stockport Flats, the Tivoli Bays, Iona Island Marsh, and Piermont Marsh), compiled in the annual Polgar Fellowship reports published by the Foundation. Anyone interested in obtaining this material in order to plan projects building on the work of previous Polgar fellowships or in discussing potential research topics should contact the Foundation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187804

Number of Grants:

8

Estimated Size of Grant:

Summer Fellowship: $5,000 each
Research Funds: Up to $1,500

Advisors will receive a stipend of $500.

Term of Contract:

Projects must be designed to be completed during one summer season.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or accepted into a graduate program for the following fall. Both undergraduate and early-career graduate students may apply. The Foundation encourages all interested students, including those with no prior research experience, to apply.

Because of the training and educational aspects of this program, each potential fellow must be sponsored by a primary advisor. The advisor must be willing to commit sufficient time for supervision of the research, to review fellow’s final written report, and to attend the orientation and final report meetings with their students.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications, in electronic PDF format, for Polgar Fellowships must be received by the Foundation by 5:00 pm, March 29, 2021.

One original copy must be sent to the Foundation address, postmarked no later than March 29, 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The electronic copy of the application should be sent to info@hudsonriver.org. The electronic copy of the application should be sent in one PDF file with the subject heading “Polgar Proposal Submittal.”

One original copy must be sent to:
Polgar Fellowship Committee
Hudson River Foundation
17 Battery Place, Suite 915
New York, NY 10004

If you have questions, or if you wish to discuss research ideas or to acquire copies of previous Polgar Fellowship Program annual reports, contact Helena Andreyko at 212-497-1010

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