Robert & Judith Sturgis Family Foundation

The Robert and Judy Sturgis Exploration Fund (SEF) was established at the University of Maine in 2022 with a gift from the Robert and Judith Sturgis Family Foundation. The Sturgis Family Foundation is committed to bettering the world, particularly by providing support to areas, including climate change and environmental sciences. The SEF shall be used to provide financial support for independent research projects conducted by students in the Climate Change Institute designed to contribute to the understanding of climate change and application of this knowledge to current and future mitigation and adaptation toward a cleaner, greener future with increased quality of life. Support from this fund shall be used for but not limited to travel, equipment, supplies, and living expenses while in the field. We encourage students to read these guidelines carefully and seek supplementary funding from other sources to complement a SEF proposal whenever possible.