Friends Support Student Research 

Interested in doing research within the Monument boundary? The Friends Research Fund annually awards individual grants ranging from $250 - $1500 to undergraduate and graduate students for faculty-supervised projects that enhance an understanding, appreciation, preservation, and/or protection of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.


This grant is available to students who:

  • Are studying in areas of biology, environmental sciences, sociology, arts and humanities, or business

  • Are currently enrolled as a Junior or Senior Undergraduate or a Graduate with good academic standing at a state or regional college or university

  • Have successfully completed (with a passing grade or better) coursework in at least one upper division course related to their area of study

Application Process:

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 year. If you are interested in applying, these are the following materials to be submitted by email to Friends Student Research Grant.

The Monument Research Symposium is a culminating event where these students share findings with the public.

If you have questions, email Friends Student Research Grant

PreviousLY AwARDED Student Research Projects

The Friends Research Fund 2018 grants were awarded to three student projects. Neil Clayton and Emily Lind, both Southern Oregon students, and Dylan Carlini, University of Oregon will conduct research in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument during summer 2018. Say hello, when you see them working in the monument. More about their work.

Student leadership 

Providing leadership opportunities for college students is a big part of how the Friends engages the local community.

Every year a Student Board Member is selected from the incoming Master of Science in Environmental Education program at SOU. These students gain quintessential leadership skills in communication and outreach, board structure, and in understanding how non-profits work.

Additionally, the Friends hire student leaders to plan and organize the Summer Hike and Learn Series and contribute to the BioBlitz planning. 

These opportunities not only enrich the students who take on these positions, but also keep the Friends group more dynamic and diverse.