Second Century Stewardship - 2018 Research Fellowship Request for Proposal


The partners of the Second Century Stewardship: Science for America’s National Parks initiative announce the availability of Research Fellowships to support research in Acadia National Park. Second Century Stewardship—a collaboration among the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, and the National Park Service (NPS)—seeks to advance conservation and ecosystem science and support stewardship of park resources. The selected Research Fellows will contribute to strengthening and broadening public understanding of the importance of parks for science and science for parks and society.   

The Research Fellows will conduct research to help realize the vision of national parks as living laboratories, tellers of science narratives, and exemplars of using science to manage natural and cultural resources and enrich visitor, local community, and employee experiences. The research will help NPS and other organizations adapt and respond to continuous change, and focus on long-term ecological and cultural integrity and viability in a dynamic and challenging future. For more details on the program and the current Fellows, visit the Second Century Stewardship website.

Goals of Second Century Stewardship

  1. Advance conservation science
  2. Leverage park science to enhance education
  3. Advance science communication and public engagement
  4. Pursue solutions through convening thought leaders


Inquiries may be directed to the Second Century Stewardship Research Fellowship  via email.

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Application Deadline: October 23, 2017 11:59pm ET