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Admissions & Scholarships

Cofrin Research Grants

Grants are available to support independent student research projects conducted within the Cofrin Arboretum and the UW-Green Bay Natural Areas, including Toft Point and Peninsula Center in Door County, Point au Sable in Brown County, and Kingfisher Farm in Manitowoc County. An additional grant is available for research at other natural areas in the western Great Lakes area. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible although preference will be given to undergraduates.

Successful applicants will carry out a field project in collaboration with a UW-Green Bay faculty member and must submit a final report, copies of all data, and any specimen vouchers. Grantees will present their results in an Annual Research Symposium, held the last week of February. Funding for each project typically ranges from $500 - $1000 and can be used for travel costs, field equipment, and research supplies. Depending on availability of funds, a small stipend is sometimes included. For more information see the Cofrin Grants section of our website.

NAS Heirloom Fund Grants

Undergraduate students with a major in Natural & Applied Sciences and graduate students in Environmental Science & Policy with an NAS sponsor can apply for travel money to attend conferences and workshops, or grant money to support independent research activities. Funds are also available to bring visiting scientists to UW Green Bay. See the Heirloom Grants page for more information.

The Paul and Thea Sager Scholarship

In Memory of Edward W. Weidner

The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and Office of University Advancement are pleased to announce a new scholarship created by emeritus faculty Dr. Paul Sager and Dr. Thea Sager in memory of Chancellor Emeritus Edward Weidner and his commitment to UW-Green Bay and the Cofrin Arboretum.

The Sager Scholarship will recognize a UW-Green Bay undergraduate who has demonstrated excellence in a paper that results from a student research project. The recipient will receive a $500 award, available for spring semester. Eligible students must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and must be enrolled during Spring Semester.

Selection of the Sager Scholar will be made by a committee of 5 faculty members including the Director of the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, 2 faculty members from the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences and 2 faculty members from the Department of Human Biology. The major selection criterion will be the quality of an original paper resulting from a student research project in any area of science. A broad range of research activities will be eligible, including independent study projects, class research projects, studies from international travel courses, and directed studies under faculty research grants or other funding sources. Guidance by one or more faculty members is expected, but applicants must show evidence of originality, initiative, and primary authorship of the paper.

Applications for the scholarship must include the research paper and a cover letter describing the context of the research project, including acknowledgment of contributions by others to the work. Format of the paper should follow standard manuscript design for the natural sciences (e.g. Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgments, and Literature Cited). A letter from a faculty mentor may be included with the application but is not mandatory. Deadline for applications is December 14th at 5:00 pm. Winner of the scholarship will be announced by January 15th.

Point au Sauble Research Awards

A gift from the Fox River Group, a consortium of seven companies from the Fox River Valley, has provided annual funding for field research at the Point Sauble Nature Preserve near the UW-Green Bay Campus. Acquisition of the Preserve was made possible by The Nature Conservancy, a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to conserve biodiversity through protection of ecologically significant natural areas. Funding is awarded to students for work on field projects directed by UW-Green Bay faculty and staff. The application deadline for Point Sauble Field Research Awards is the first Monday in April. Students are encouraged to contact faculty or staff field researchers for more information about ongoing projects and to find out how to apply.

Undergraduate Tri-Beta Research Awards

Visit the website for more information.