The Joshua A. Nickerson Conservation Fellowship, offered in partnership by Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission, Atlantic Research & Learning Center, and Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, has provided support to qualified individuals since 1992. At least one fellowship is awarded each year to individuals whose work will contribute to our knowledge of natural and cultural resources within Cape Cod National Seashore, and of the relationships of these resources to the local communities in which they are found.
Proposals may be submitted for research in the broad areas of the natural and social sciences. Topics of interest include terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem processes, biotic and abiotic ecosystem components, cultural and natural resource management, and the political and social implications of resource protection and management.
The amount of the fellowship varies from year to year. Housing may also be available to fellowship recipients while research is being conducted in the park. Laboratory equipment and field equipment may be available as well.
The application period for the 2024 Nickerson Fellowship is now open. Please use the links below to download the application packet that describes the fellowship requirements in detail, as well as the fellowship coversheet. Applications must be received by March 24, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Geoff Sanders, Chief of Natural Resource Management and Science.
More information can be found on the park’s webpage: Nickerson Fellowship – Cape Cod National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)