1. COVER LETTER
Describe your interest in conducting research in Rocky Mountain National Park and why
you are uniquely qualified for this research fellowship. Also indicate your career
aspirations and why you are applying to this program.
a. Applicant Information
Provide your name, address, telephone number (work and home), FAX number,
email address and institutional affiliation. Include major and minor subjects in
both undergraduate and graduate work, and the dates and degrees acquired.
b. Dates of fellowship availability
Please indicate the specific dates that you will be available for this research
c. Title of research proposal
d. Dates of research period
Please indicate additional follow-up work timelines beyond the fellowship period
in the park, if needed.
Provide a current resume identifying training and qualifications relevant to the proposed
research project and the ability to conduct field activities in the environment of the
proposed study area. Include a list of publications, if any, a list of academic honors
received, most recent university transcripts, and names and contact information of three
Summarize the proposed research project by generally describing the problem or issue
being investigated as well as any previous pertinent research.
a. Statement of issue
Describe the issue to be investigated and its importance and relevance to science
and to the park.
b. Scope of study
Describe the overall geographic and scientific scope of the project.
c. Intended use of results – Describe how the products will be used, including any
anticipated commercial use.
5. OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESES TO BE TESTED
Describe the specific objectives of the proposed project. Where appropriate, the
objectives should be stated as specific hypotheses to be tested.
Describe how the proposed methods and analytical techniques will achieve the study
objectives or test the stated hypothesis/question. Provide pertinent literature citations.
(Please note section VIII – Special Concerns.)