Michael Lefor PhD Grant
Congratulations to Zulimar Lucena who is this year's recipient of the grant. Zulimar is studying the factors controlling nitrogen removal efficiency in constructed wetlands.
Please visit this site later in the year when we will be providing information on how to apply for next year's grant.
CAWS has sponsored a grant program dedicated to the memory of Dr. Lefor since 2001. Dr. Lefor was committed to furthering the understanding of wetland science. Dr. Michael Lefor was a founding member of CAWS and Chairman of the Education/Science Committee.
CAWS is seeking to provide support for research conducted by a qualified undergraduate or graduate student from an accredited college or university in Connecticut. Research topics can include wetland or aquatic ecology, wetland or aquatic invasive species, stream or river ecology, fluvial geomorphology, limnology, watershed studies, or wetland law or policy. The student need not be a member of CAWS to apply.
Use of Grant
The grant amount is $1,000. The grant is intended to aid, not provide sole support of research expenditures. CAWS encourages applicants to seek other sources of funding to share project costs. Funds provided by this grant may be used for: purchase of materials and equipment, travel expenses, publication and printing expenses, funding of field assistants, etc.
Awarding of Grants
The CAWS Selection Committee will award the grant on the basis of:
- Scientific merit
- Research objective
- Originality of proposal
- Usefulness of proposed research
- Qualification of the applicant
- Explanation of project budget
To apply, you will need to download a copy of our Application Form.
Submit only the following:
- Application form (type or print neatly)
- One-page project summary (limit to 400 words) that includes title, project objective, proposed start and finish dates, what benefits will result from the project, and how the results will be shared.
- One-page budget summary
- Resume of the applicant, including three references
emailed (preferred) to the address on the application or
Connecticut Association of Wetland Scientists
Lefor Grant Committee
c/o Cynthia Rabinowitz
PO Box 365
Bethlehem, CT 06751