Support/Grants for Field-Based Research
Ives Lake Field Station, Huron Mountains, Marquette Co., Michigan

The Huron Mountain Wildlife Foundation invites proposals for field-based research in all areas of natural science focused on the landscape and ecosystems of the Lake Superior basin, particularly the Huron Mountains of Michigan Upper Peninsula.

HMWF offers exclusive access to a 10,000 ha private natural area, including extensive old-growth forests, diverse aquatic systems, Lake Superior shoreline, and a variety of other habitats. The Foundation offers small grants and provides housing and work facilities, free of charge for approved projects, at the Ives Lake Field Station near Big Bay, MI.

The Foundation is particularly interested in proposals that exploit the ‘reference ecosystem’ values of the research area, initiate potential long-term studies, or establish foundations for proposals to major funding agencies. HMWF also supports biodiversity documentation and is particularly interested in projects addressing poorly studied groups (see website for current biodiversity inventory).

Guidelines for proposals are at www.hmwf.org (‘for researchers’ tab), along with information about facilities and past and present research projects.

Proposals for the 2022 field season should be submitted by 1 Feb 2022.  This deadline is strict if funds are requested; later proposals with no funds requested may be entertained depending on availability of facilities.

Address inquiries to Kerry Woods, HMWF Director of Research, kwoods@bennington.edu