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Rice Creek Associates Sets March 15 For Small Grants Proposals

OSWEGO — Scholars, scientists, educators and students are invited to submit proposals by March 15 for the 21st annual Rice Creek Associates Small Grants Program. Approved projects must involve work at SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station.

Awards will be announced on or about April 15.

They are expected to range between $500 and $3,000, said Dr. Peter Rosenbaum, professor of biological sciences at SUNY Oswego. More than $10,000 in awards is available for 2016. Grant recipients need not be affiliated with the college or the field station.

The program, established in 1996, is intended to support and encourage research, education and public service projects at Rice Creek Field Station.

Proposals oriented toward basic and applied research in field biology, the natural sciences, earth sciences, education, social sciences and service projects will be considered.

For more information and proposal submission guidelines, download the Call for Proposals from the program website, oswego.edu/rice-creek/small-grants-program.

A citizen support group of Rice Creek Field Station, Rice Creek Associates aims to help the field station meet its mission to preserve the area, advance knowledge of ecological processes and disseminate this information to the public.

Located off Thompson Road about a mile south of the main SUNY Oswego campus, Rice Creek Field Station properties include varied habitats, including open fields, mature forests and wetlands.

The property is bisected by Rice Creek and Rice Pond, as well as several walking trails.

Facilities include an office for visiting scientists, an observatory, labs, a classroom, a small library, collection storage, small boats and the field overall as a natural outdoor laboratory.

For more information, contact Rosenbaum at [email protected] or 315-312-2775.