Forestry

 

Students are encouraged to create posters and enter them in poster competitions.
Xi Sigma Pi Forestry National Honor Society Initiates.
Conclave 2013: Men's Bow Saw, Isaac Moore.
Faculty, Staff and Students gather for a get acquainted supper.
Every year our students volunteer to collect money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Faculty assist students with advising.
Graduating seniors who are SAF members receive a free ring from Society of American Foresters.
School of Forestry Faculty and Staff.
Forestry Hosts FFA Career Development Event Every Fall.
Reese Hall on South Campus.

Forestry (BSF)

College of Applied and Natural Sciences
Undergraduate Student Research Mini-Grants


Funds are available from the College of Applied and Natural Sciences to support research projects of ANS undergraduate students. To receive funding, students must satisfy eligibility criteria and proposal guidelines.

 

Student Eligibility:

Undergraduate students must be academically in good standing and enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 8 semester hours per quarter) in a Bachelor's program in the College of Applied and Natural Sciences for at least fall and winter quarters during the 2017-2018 academic year.

 

Student must be sponsored by an ANS faculty member who has agreed to direct the student's research.

 

Student must have completed a minimum of 30 semester credits prior to fall quarter 2017, and have a minimum overall GPA of 3.00.

 

Application Guidelines:

Fill out the application completely. Failure to do so will result in the immediate denial of funding for the project.

The Budget and Justification section should include explicitly and in detail how funds will be used. Requests for funding to pay salaries, or for gifts or incentives will not be supported. Only travel directly associated with research activities will be considered for funding. Travel to a meeting, even to present research findings, will not be supported. Awarded funds may only be used for items requested and approved in the proposal budget.

When preparing their proposal, students should keep in mind that the review panel may not be experts in the student's field of research. As such, clarity in writing the proposal and budget is important.

 

Dissemination Expectation:

Recipients of research mini-grants are required to report progress at the College of Applied and Natural Sciences Research Symposium, scheduled for April 12, 2018.

 

Selection Criteria:

Proposals will be reviewed by the ANS Research Council. Funding of proposals will be based on satisfying eligibility criteria and following proposal guidelines, relevance of the research project, clarity of communication, completeness of proposal budget, and overall suitability for funding. Proposals may be awarded partial funding.

 

The deadline for applications to be considered for the current round of funding is October 20, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. All funds must be spent before April 1, 2018.

 

Press the button below to proceed to the application.

 

 

 

College of Applied and Natural Sciences
Graduate Student Research Mini-Grants


Funds are available from the College of Applied and Natural Sciences to support research projects of ANS graduate students. To receive funding, students must satisfy eligibility criteria and proposal guidelines.

 

Student Eligibility:

Graduate students must be enrolled within the College of Applied and Natural Sciences and be unconditionally accepted into an ANS graduate degree program. Students must maintain full-time student status (6 graduate credit hours per quarter) for at least fall and winter quarters 2017-2018.

 

Graduate Students must have submitted a completed Plan of Study form (GS Form 6). Thesis students must have submitted their thesis proposal with the Thesis Proposal form (GS Form 10). Thesis students who have not yet submitted a proposal can submit a memo from their advisor indicating the advisor has reviewed and approves of the student's thesis project and the mini-grant proposal.

 

Proposed project must be the student's thesis research project or other research project required as part of an ANS graduate program in which the student is enrolled.

 

Application Guidelines:

Fill out the application completely. Failure to do so will result in the immediate denial of funding for the project.

 

The Budget and Justification section should include explicitly and in detail how funds will be used. Requests for funding to pay salaries, student labor, or for gifts or incentives will not be supported. Only travel directly associated with research activities will be considered for funding. Travel to a meeting, even to present research findings, will not be supported. Awarded funds may only be used for items requested and approved in the proposal budget.

 

When preparing their proposal, students should keep in mind that the review panel may not be experts in the student's field of research. As such, clarity in writing the proposal and budget is important.

 

Dissemination Expectation:

Recipients of research mini-grants are required to report progress at the College of Applied and Natural Sciences Research Symposium, scheduled for April 12, 2018.

 

Selection Criteria:

Proposals will be reviewed by the ANS Research Council. Funding of proposals will be based on satisfying eligibility criteria and following proposal guidelines, relevance of the research project, clarity of communication, completeness of proposal budget, and overall suitability for funding. Proposals may be awarded partial funding.

 

The deadline for applications to be considered for the current round of funding is October 20, 2017 by 3:00 p.m. All funds must be spent before April 1, 2018.

 

Press the button below to proceed to the application.

 

 

 

College of Applied and Natural Sciences
Innovative Instruction in
Undergraduate Courses Mini-Grants


The College of Applied and Natural Sciences funds a mini-grant program for all ANS faculty who teach undergraduate courses. The purpose of the grants is to improve the undergraduate education and the undergraduate learning experience in the College. The College has dedicated funds to be used to finance activities, supplies, or equipment that will improve the faculty member's ability to provide a superior learning environment for students. Funds will be awarded through a competitive process with selection by the Faculty Advisory Council to the Dean. Proposals requesting funds should be submitted by October 20, 2017 by 3:00 p.m.

 

Award Requirements and Priorities:

All ANS faculty who teach undergraduate courses in the College of Applied and Natural Sciences are eligible to apply for funds (individual or group projects are eligible.)

 

Requested funds must promote development of innovative classroom (including online), laboratory, or field experiences that lead to improved instruction and student learning at the undergraduate level. Once developed, the new activities or approaches must be sustainable. No funds will be provided for classroom projects that would require on-going funds to continue.

 

Funds may be requested to support such things as purchase of supplies or equipment to be used to improve instruction, laboratory supplies or equipment, or supplies for use in interactive lecture demonstrations or student activities. Requests for cash incentives or gifts of any kind for participants in a project will not be funded.

 

Funding to support faculty salaries, student labor, or support for others who are not students will not be considered. Requests for support of travel to meetings, short courses, or conferences involving education issues will be considered (travel will be funded only if the proposal contains a clear description of how information gained will be incorporated into undergraduate courses).

 

A maximum level of support per proposal has not been established, however it is anticipated that several proposals will be funded. Proposals may receive partial funding.

 

Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate a commitment to innovative strategies that promote student learning, problem solving, and critical thinking.

 

Priority will also be given to proposals that describe evaluation of the effectiveness of the techniques and use of the results.

 

Application Guidelines:

Fill out the application completely. Failure to do so will result in the immediate denial of funding for the project.

 

The Budget and Justification section should include explicitly and in detail how funds will be used. Requests for funding to pay salaries, or for gifts or incentives will not be supported. Awarded funds may only be used for items requested and approved in the proposal budget.  It is suggested that funds requested do not exceed $1000.

 

When preparing their proposal, faculty should keep in mind that the review panel may not be experts in the faculty's field of research. As such, clarity in writing the proposal and budget is important.

 

Dissemination Expectation:

Award recipients are required to share their project and outcomes with other faculty in the College with a presentation at the annual ANS Research Symposium, scheduled for April 12, 2018.

 

The deadline for applications to be considered for the current round of funding is October 20, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.  All funds must be spent before April 1, 2018. Any funds not spent by April 1, 2018, will revert back to the College.

 

Press the button below to proceed to the application.

 

 

 

College of Applied and Natural Sciences
Faculty Research Mini-Grants


Funds are available from the College of Applied and Natural Sciences to support research projects of the College faculty. The purpose of these grants is to promote College faculty research activity, leading to increased competitiveness for external funding of faculty research.

 

Eligibility:

Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors holding a continuing, full-time appointment in the College of Applied and Natural Sciences are eligible for funding. Proposals may be submitted by individual ANS faculty members or by groups of two or more ANS faculty members.

 

Support Levels:

Proposals submitted by the deadline will be reviewed for funding by the ANS Research Council. Although a maximum level of support per proposal has not been established, it is anticipated that several proposals will be funded (the average level of funding for successful proposals in recent years was approximately $850). Proposals may be awarded partial funding.

 

Spending Guidelines:

Grant funds may be used to purchase items such as equipment, supplies, or software. Grant funds may not be used to supplement a faculty member's salary or for student labor. No requests for other types of salary will be funded. Requests for cash incentives or gifts of any kind for participants in a project will not be funded. Only travel directly associated with research activities will be considered for funding. Travel to a meeting, even to present research findings, will not be supported by this program (proposals seeking travel support can be submitted to the ANS Travel Grant Program). Grant funds must be spent no later than April 1, 2018. All funds not spent by April 1, 2018, will revert to the college.

 

Application Guidelines:

Fill out the application completely. Failure to do so will result in the immediate denial of funding for the project.

The Budget and Justification section should include explicitly and in detail how funds will be used. Requests for funding to pay salaries, or for gifts or incentives will not be supported. Only travel directly associated with research activities will be considered for funding. Travel to a meeting, even to present research findings, will not be supported. Awarded funds may only be used for items requested and approved in the proposal budget.

When preparing proposals, faculty should keep in mind that the review panel may not be experts in their field of research. As such, clarity in writing the proposal and budget is important.

Post-Award Expectations:

Faculty members receiving funding are required to report progress at the College of Applied and Natural Sciences Research Symposium, scheduled for April 12, 2018.

 

Application Deadline:

The deadline for applications to be considered for the current round of funding is October 20, 2017 by 3:00 p.m.

 

Press the button below to proceed to the application.

 

 

 

Travel Grant Application

Cover Page:

Faculty Name:

Faculty Phone:

Faculty Email:

Faculty ANS Academic Unit:

Travel Destination:

Proposed Travel Dates:

 to

Purpose of Travel:

Benefits to individuals, academic unit, and college:

Are you giving a presentation?

Yes No

If so, has your presentation been accepted?

YesNoNot a Presentation

If the presentation has not been accepted, when is notification of acceptance expected?

Any other presentation information that is applicable, including an abstract and meeting materials:


Budget:

Please input the full text of your budget, with budget justification, below.

Other Resources Available to Support Travel:

List all other resources that are available to support travel.

When finished, please press the submit button below. A copy will be sent to ANS and to your email.