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UW-NPS Small Grant Program

Our small grant program funds ~12 projects each year (up to $5000 each) for research in the Greater Yellowstone Area. We love to see proposals that address Grand Teton National Park research priorities, but that is not a requirement for funding. We strive to fund the best science, so if you have a great idea and well written proposal, send it our way! We encourage you to check out research by previous grant winners in our online, full-text searchable project reports.

2017 Request for Proposals

We are now accepting small grant proposals for 2017.
Due by March 19, 2017.
Award announcements on April 1, 2017

How To Apply

To apply, review the park priorities and proposal guidelines, and then submit your proposal.

Final Report

Grant awardees are required to submit a final report as part of the contract agreement. This report will be included in our annual reports online. The final report will due by January 1, 2018 via email to

Format for the Final Report

  • Document is in Word (.doc or .docx)
  • 5-10 pages with figures and references
  • Sections: Title, Authors, Abstract (less than 200 words), Introduction, Methods, Preliminary Results, Conclusions, Future Work, Acknowledgments, Literature Cited
  • 2 columns
  • Pages numbered
  • Here is an example of a correctly formatted report

Grand Teton National Park Internships

Two internship positions jointly supported by GTNP and UW-NPS are available in 2017:  one in social science research and the other in bat ecology. Interns will work directly with park personnel and will be housed at the research station. For more information, see the 2017 Summer Resources Internship Announcement. To learn even more about NPS internships, check out this blog.

Boyd Evison Graduate Fellowship

2017 Call for Applications

The Grand Teton Association offers a fellowship of up to $10,000/project for graduate studies focused on documenting lesser-known aspects of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, and surrounding lands. Read the 2017 Call for Applications to learn more about this fellowship.

Additional Information

For more information contact: Jan Lynch, Grand Teton Association Executive Director, 307-739-3406, or Sue Consolo-Murphy, Grand Teton National Park Chief of Science & Resource Management, at 307-739-3481.

Find out more information on previous fellowship awardees and project titles.

Other Opportunities

Other opportunities will be listed below from time to time as they become available. Please check back to see if any new ones have been added. Or, sign up to receive email notifications of grants and internships as soon as we post them. If you are a granting agency with funding opportunities for all types of scientific research, education, and outreach in the GYE, contact us and we’ll be happy to post your announcement here.

  • Native Trout Conservation Intern
  • Raynes Wildlife Fund
    The Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund in Jackson Hole helps maintain local wildlife populations by supporting research, education, and monitoring. Each year they provide small grants (average $4000-$5000) to researchers. If you have a project that fits their mission and guidelines, they would love to hear from you. Proposals are due each February 1.
  • Jerry O’Neal National Park Service Student Fellowship
    Applications are now being accepted for the Jerry O’Neal Student Fellowship for work in Glacier National Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. The fellowship aims to provide educational assistance for students seeking to understand natural and cultural resources issues and how these interact with human values.