Research Partnerships

NYC Urban Field Station

This fellowship is sponsored jointly by URI and the Hixon Center and the NYC Urban Field Station. It is a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and The NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.  Applications due March 2, 2015.  See the Call for Fellows for more information.

Morton Arboretum’s Center for Tree Science (Chicago)

The Center for Tree Science at The Morton Arboretum brings together scientists and experts to participate in collaborative research that addresses key challenges facing trees in urban areas and in the wild. Follow the Hixon Fellowship application guidelines to apply for this opportunity.  Read more about the Morton Fellowship here.








































































































































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Grant Awards in Urban Ecology: Call for Proposals

Five grant awards ranging from $5,000 - $7,000 are available to Yale FES students interested in conducting natural and social science research, education & outreach projects for the following topic areas:  

  • Urban ecosystem restoration
  • Urban forestry and forestry across an urban-rural gradient
  • Projects related to pollution of air, water and soil in cities
  • Funding preference will be given for one student to conduct research with the Morton Arboretum as this a Hixon Center priority (see further details here of this research fellowship sponsored jointly by The Morton Arboretum and the Hixon Center)

In the fall 2015 term, students must take a 3-credit project course to complete their research/project manuscript.  Projects must be completed by mid-December 2015. The award will be provided in 3 installments: 50% upon acceptance of the proposal; 25% upon enrollment in the project course in September; and the final 25% upon completion of the project course, and receipt of an abstract and of a minimum 10-page final report (which will be published on the Hixon website).  

Submission Guidelines: Proposals should include maximum 3-page narrative, budget and identify a faculty advisor.  Please direct proposals to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) preferably by March 6, 2015.  Successful applicants will be notified by March 25, 2015.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the 2014 Hixon Fellow presentations on February 27 from 9:00 -10:30 a.m. in Sage room 41C.

Gaboury Benoit                        Colleen Murphy-Dunning 
Faculty Director                      Center Director

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