The Mazamas is dedicated to the exploration and preservation of mountain environments in the Pacific Northwest. Mazama activities include gathering and disseminating scientific information concerning the natural features of mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes. Investigations of geologic features, biotic communities, and human endeavors pertaining to the enjoyment and safety of outdoor recreation are all relevant research topics.
Any individual or organization conducting nonprofit research consistent with the interests and activities of the Mazamas is eligible to submit a proposal in any of the categories listed above. Most successful applicants are graduate students or experienced scientists performing field studies in the Pacific Northwest. Applicants need not be Mazamas members.
The suggested category for faculty and principal investigators is the “Standard Research Grant”. The maximum award in this category is $3,500.
Graduate/Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for the “Graduate/Undergraduate Student Grant” which has a maximum award of $2,000. Graduate/Undergraduate students may submit a “Standard Research Grant” application if they wish, but have to be aware that this category is much more competitive.
Note: Proposals cannot be submitted simultaneously under the Standard Research Grant and Graduate/Undergraduate Student Research Grant programs. Any proposal simultaneously submitted to both will automatically be disqualified from both programs.
Proposals concerning implementation of conservation activities should be directed to the Mazamas Conservation Grants.
Once you have reviewed all of the instructions above, follow the link to submit your application.
After receiving a Research Grant, awardees are required to submit brief annual progress reports.
Go here to complete your progress report or final report.