R. Weldon Larimore/Jordan Creek Endowment Fund
In Support of Natural History Research
Invitation for Scholarship Application
The family and friends of Dr. R. Weldon Larimore have established a legacy fund in honor of his long and distinguished career at the Illinois Natural History Survey (1946-current) and the University of Illinois (1969-1988). Dr. Larimore is a pre-eminent researcher in the area of stream ecology and a pioneer in many research techniques used today. His research has taken him all over the world, but Dr. Larimore’s joy is the study of the local Jordan Creek in Vermilion County, Illinois. The establishment of this fund is to maintain ongoing research in the area of stream ecology, a vital and important part of natural history and aquatic biology.
This year, scholarship(s) of up to $2,000 will be considered, and one or more requests receiving positive evaluations by reviewers will be funded. In the event that no suitable proposals are received, the committee reserves the right not to fund any proposal in the current year. The review committee will hold all applications in confidence.
ELIGIBILITY: The research, technical, and support staff of the Illinois Natural History Survey or research staff and enrolled students with the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana are eligible to apply. Individuals engaged in natural history or stream ecology research will receive highest consideration. Natural history research addresses ecology, evolution, or systematics of living organisms, and may focus on individual species and their interrelationships, distributions, behaviors, or life histories.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should submit three (3) copies of the following:
- A proposal describing the research to be conducted and how a Larimore/Jordan Creek endowment would be used to further this research. A title and one-paragraph abstract must begin the proposal. The abstract and narrative must not exceed three double-spaced pages. One of the three pages should be a concise description of the proposed research, including a timetable, estimated budget, and amount requested from the Larimore Grant. Figures, tables, and literature cited should follow the narrative but do not count toward the three-page limit.
- A list of names, titles, affiliations, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references who can attest to the applicant’s academic qualifications and ability to conduct a successful project in aquatic ecology also should be included. Letters of reference from these individuals should be sent directly to Mr. Jeremy Tiemann at the address or email shown below.
- University students should include a current transcript that details courses taken and grades received. INHS or university beginning research professionals should provide a maximum 2-page resume in addition to most recent transcripts.
CLOSING DATE: Friday, 10 February 2012
R. Weldon Larimore Scholarship Program
Attn: Jeremy Tiemann
Illinois Natural History Survey
1816 South Oak Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
(Campus Mail Code - 652)