The Division’s Paul John Kalisz Conservation Award is intended to recognize undergraduate students whose scholarly projects focus on conservation of forest ecosystems, amphibians, reptiles, or carnivores. In addition to research, all forms of art and other non-research projects with a focus on conservation, wildlife, or preservation of natural resources are eligible. This award is to recognize outstanding creative work that has been completed or that is being proposed. Although the award can be used to fund your effort, it is intended as an award outright. A Student Grant-in-Aid proposal requesting funding for the project can be submitted simultaneously.
This award is available to rising sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students of any major with at least a 3.25 GPA. The application is in the form of a proposal (see below), and although projects completed anywhere will be considered, preference will be given to those that incorporate use of Maywoods Environmental and Educational Laboratory. Preference will also be given to projects that include elements of road ecology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or Remote Sensing, or other technologies, such as wildlife camera traps, aerial drones, etc. This award was established by Glen Kalisz, an EKU alumnus, in honor of his father, Dr. Paul Kalisz.
For further information, contact:
Dr. Stephen Richter
Division of Natural Areas
Science Building 3107