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Funding opportunities

  • UC Natural Reserve System Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant Program - Sponsored by the UC Natural Reserve System, the Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant Program is open to University of California graduate students pursuing any discipline who plan to work at one or more sites in the NRS. A maximum of $38,000 is awarded each year, with each applicant receiving up to $3,000. The grants commemorate Mildred E. Mathias, a former professor of botany at UC Los Angeles and a founder of the NRS.

  • Swarth Fogel Undergraduate NRS Research Fellowship - The Swarth Fogel Undergraduate NRS Research Fellowship provides up to $1,000 to UC Merced undergraduates working with a UC Merced faculty or staff member on research at one of the campus’s four field stations, including the NRS’s Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve and Yosemite Field Station. Students from backgrounds that have traditionally been excluded from scientific and field science research are particularly encouraged to apply, as are students who have made or are making substantial contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion and access in science, technology, and mathematics (STEM) fields and/or research.

COVID-19 and the Yosemite and Sequoia Field Stations

Updated 08/31/2021

The Yosemite and Sequoia Field Stations are currently open with limited capacity. Please see our COVID-19 Information page for more information.

Any queries about Yosemite and Sequoia Field Station reservations can be directed to Breezy Jackson,, (209) 628-5758.