Mazamas Research Grant Funding is Available

Mazamas Research Grant Funding is Available

Request for Proposals

Please distribute this information to appropriate departments,
faculty members or graduate students within your institution.

The Mazamas, a 3,000-member Oregon mountaineering organization headquartered in Portland OR, is soliciting research grant proposals from scientists and their graduate students. Our organization supports research projects in keeping with the Mazamas’ goals of conserving and increasing the understanding of mountain environments, and enhancing the enjoyment and safety of mountain recreation. The Committee evaluates each proposal and awards grants to selected applicants in the spring of each year. Graduate Student Research Grants are up to $2,000, and Standard Research Grants (typically awarded to university faculty members) can be up to $3,500, from a total amount available this year of approximately $16,000. In addition to providing funding for selected proposals, the Mazamas sometimes may be able to provide collaborative or logistical support for certain research projects. The Publications Committee may edit and publish the final report of each grantee’s research in the Mazamas Annual Journal.

The Research Committee must receive grant applications by the deadlines listed on the web link below (Jan 28th, 2014, for Standard Research Grants; Feb 4th, 2014, for Graduate Student Research Grants).

In 2013, we awarded funding to 9 researchers (out of a total of 25 proposals received). Your proposal will garner particular attention if it addresses issues that are local to the Pacific Northwest (primarily OR and WA), has clear connectedness to climbing and transfer-value to Pacific Northwest climbing, or is in another way related to Mazamas goals. We particularly encourage proposals that examine the changing alpine environment–its causes and consequences. Proposals other than those described above generally are discouraged, although you should feel free to contact the Mazamas if you have a different concept that you think might be appropriate for submission. The Mazamas does occasionally fund special research projects that fall outside of our standard guidelines. To see our grant application procedure and for additional information, please visit this link:

This link will also show you the grants we have awarded in the past several years.

For more information, please contact the Mazamas Research Committee:

Mazamas Research Committee
Email: mazama.research

527 SE 43rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97215
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