The UC Natural Reserve System is a network of protected natural areas  throughout California. Its 41 sites include more than 756,000 acres,  making it the largest university-administered reserve system in the  world. Most major state ecosystems are represented, from coastal  tidepools to inland deserts, and lush wetlands to Sierra Nevada forests.  The reserves also serve as a gateway to more than a million acres of  public lands. Founded in 1965 to provide undisturbed environments for  research, education, and public service, the Natural Reserve System contributes to the understanding and wise stewardship of the earth. 


For more information on the UC Natural Reserve System, visit our website: http://www.ucnrs.org


The application deadline for the UC Natural Reserve System Field Science Fellowship is January 20, 2021.

Essential information on the application process, eligibility requirements, and evaluation criteria is available here: https://ucnrs.org/research/field-science-fellowship. Please read the full application instructions before initiating your application. 


A complete application includes both a student application and a faculty application. Applications must be received from both parties to be considered for funding.

Please note that all program-related communications will go to your UC email address, regardless of what email you used to create a Submittable account.


If you need assistance, please contact the NRS Director of Research & Education, Erin Marnocha, at Erin.Marnocha@ucop.edu.

The application deadline for the UC Natural Reserve System Field Science Fellowship is January 20, 2021.

Essential information on the application process, eligibility requirements, and evaluation criteria is available here: https://ucnrs.org/research/field-science-fellowship.  Please read the full application instructions before initiating your application.

A complete application includes both a student application and a faculty application. Applications must be received from both parties to be considered for funding.

Please note that all program-related communications will go to your UC email address, regardless of what email you used to create a Submittable account.

If you need assistance, please contact the NRS Director of Research & Education, Erin Marnocha, at Erin.Marnocha@ucop.edu.

This application is for the Summer 2021 offering of California Ecology and Conservation. The application deadline is February 5, 2021. For more information on the course, please see https://ucnrs.org/teaching/cec/

   You will be asked to attach a copy of your unofficial UC transcript to the application, so please have it ready. If you have been enrolled in other colleges or universities, please attach copies of those transcripts as well.

     Please note:
        - You must have successfully completed an introductory ecology or biology course at the time of application.
        - The minimum GPA requirement is 2.5.
        - You must be in good standing with your home campus.
        - International students seeking their degree from the University of California are welcome to apply for the program. Unfortunately international short-term students (one year or less) are not eligible.

   If you need assistance, please contact CAecology@ucop.edu

Please note that all course-related communications will go to your UC email address, including the notification of your application status, regardless of what email you use to create a Submittable account. Please check your UC email account frequently to stay up to speed with course-related communications. 

This scholarship application supplements the program application for the Summer 2021 offering of California Ecology and Conservation. You must complete the program application as well as this scholarship application to be considered for a scholarship.  The deadline to submit both your program application and this scholarship application is February 5, 2021.

 Award Amount: We anticipate awarding scholarships ranging from $1000 to $2000 per award.


Eligibility: NRS scholarships are open to all students that apply for and get accepted into the NRS Field Studies Program: California Ecology and Conservation.


Selection Criteria: The award selection will be based primarily on academic merit and integration of the California Ecology and Conservation field program into a student’s academic and career goals.


You will be asked to attach a copy of your unofficial UC transcript to the application, so please have it ready. If you have been enrolled in other  colleges or universities, please attach copies of those transcripts as  well.


If you need assistance, please contact CAecology@ucop.edu.


Please note that all course-related communications will go to your UC email address, including the notification of your application status, regardless of what email you use to create a Submittable account. Please check your UC email account frequently to stay up to speed with course-related communications.