SPONSORING AGENCY: Rocky Mountain Nature Association (Rocky Mountain Nature Association)

PURPOSE: The Rocky Mountain Research Fellowship is an endowed program funded by the Justine and Leslie Fidel Bailey Trust. It is designed to encourage highly qualified graduate students to apply their talents to conducting research in the national parks. It is also intended to convey the importance of communicating park research to the public.

FIELDS: This fellowship opportunity invites a broad range of research proposals to be reviewed and conducted in Rocky Mountain National Park, including wildlife management, vegetation and riparian studies, fire ecology, cultural sciences, archeology and historic structures preservation, as well as other topics in botany, zoology, geology, history, ecology and ornithology.

ELIGIBILITY: Participants must be currently enrolled in, or in the process of graduating from, a graduate level program at an accredited college or university.


  • $5,000 stipend
  • Up to $3,000 for expenses related to research and program fulfillment

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, annually.

For additional information and applications, please see the Rocky Mountain Research Fellowship Home Page.