CCI Research Assistantships
The Institute offers three Research Assistants to incoming graduate students and are available on a competitive basis each year. Additional funding may be available through individual faculty.
Dan & Betty Churchill Exploration Fund
2022 Churchill Exploration Fund Opportunity
The Churchill Exploration Fund (CEF) was established by and is sustained through generous support from Dan and Betty Churchill. CEF grants promote student participation in scientific exploration, and are particularly geared towards the inclusion of students in remote field expeditions when such activity is not otherwise supported. Given the cost of exploration and the popularity of the CEF program, the available funding in any given year may not cover your total project budget. We therefore encourage students to read these guidelines carefully and seek supplementary funding from other sources to complement a CEF proposal whenever possible.
Bob and Judy Sturgis Exploration Fund
2022 Bob and Judy Sturgis Exploration Fund Opportunity
The Bob 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.
The Churchill Award for Outstanding Exploration
This award is intended to recognize outstanding exploration activities by CCI students who were supported by the Dan & Betty Churchill Exploration Fund.
Student Outstanding Service Award
This award is intended to recognize significant servie to the profession, to the community, to the Climate Change Institute and/or the University of Maine that draws on the student’s areas of expertise related to climate change studies broadly conceived.