The Michigan Chapter North American Lake Management Society (McNALMS) and the Michigan Lakes and Streams Association (MLSA) are pleased to announce the 2023 Lake Research Student Grants Program. The purpose of the program is to promote student efforts to work on inland lakes and/or with lake communities to enhance inland lake management. Projects that increase the understanding of lake ecology, have direct applicability to Michigan inland lakes, strengthen collaborative lake management, address inland lakes fisheries, build lake partnerships and/or expand citizen involvement in lake management are eligible for consideration. This year, McNALMS and MLSA expect to fund one or more projects from a total pool of $4,000. Proposals may be part of a larger project. Proposals will be funded for one calendar year.
Examples of previously funding projects include:
- Under-ice Photosynthetic Primary Production and Dark Carbon Fixation in Lake Superior’s Keweenaw Waterway
- A study on littoral zone restoration and nutrient enrichment source impacts on macrophyte and epiphytic algal communities
- Climate Change on Gene Expression in Stocked Walleye Populations
- Lake Responses to Elevated Levels of Chloride and Phosphorus
Applicants must be either University/College graduate student(s) conducting applied research/outreach projects; University/College undergraduate student(s) working on special studies projects; and/or students enrolled in the last 3 years in the Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute, Michigan Conservation Stewards Program, or similar Watershed Academy.
If you have a student or know one or more who might be interested in applying for funding, please pass this information on to them. Complete details as well as a link to the application form are available at https://www.mcnalms.org/grants/ Deadline for submission is March 17, 2023. Announcement of recipients will be made by mid to late April 2023.