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Institute of Arctic Biology Support Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide support for the Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks such as graduate student support for field and lab research, travel to conferences and meetings, and summer research fellowships.

Graduate student research includes topics such as landscape ecology, climate modeling, animal physiology, hibernation genomics, plant and animal population genetics, wildlife ecology and wildlife management, carbon and nitrogen cycling, human health including diabetes and obesity, and plant-insect interactions.

Established in 1993.

Toolik Field Station Support Fund

The purpose of this fund is to provide support for research, education, field course program development and facility infrastructure improvements at the Toolik Field Station at the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is not currently provided for by a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

Established in 2005.

Center for Alaska Native Health Research Support

To provide funds in support of the Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Expenditures from this fund can include but are not limited to, salaries, equipment, contractual services, and commodities, representational and non-representational expenses.

Established in 2010.

Irving-Scholander Memorial Lecture Endowment

The purpose of this fund is to provide the students and faculty of the University of Alaska, especially in the Division of Life Sciences, and other interested persons, the opportunity to have an outstanding life scientist lecture on a noteworthy topic and to consult and interact with faculty and students on an informal basis.

The lecture will be given on an annual basis as interest returns permit and will be publicized to the campus and Fairbanks community. Each Irving-Scholander Memorial Lecturer will give one lecture designed for the general public and one lecture for the scientific community.

Past lecturers include Warren Porter, Gerhard Walter Heldmaier, Terrie M. Williams, William R. Dawson, James H. Brown, N. Michelle Holbrook, Ian Hume, Paul Ehrlich, and Jared Diamond.

Established in 1981.

Olaus Murie Caribou Travel Award

The primary purpose of this travel grant is to encourage and assist graduate students to attend and participate in regional, national and international conferences, symposia, and workshops where they will be expected to make presentations on aspects of the their thesis research on caribou. Qualifying undergraduates may also be considered for the award at the discretion of the selection committee. The Olaus Murie Travel Award will be awarded annually on the basis of quality of the individual applicants and the availability of funds.

The Olaus Murie Fellowship honors an Alaskan pioneer who was the first wildlife biologist to undertake comprehensive studies of Alaska's caribou. The fellowship will provide assistance to students who seek to carry on the efforts of Olaus Murie and numerous other wildlife biologists who followed in his footsteps, to understand this most biologically complex member of the deer family as the basis for effective management and conservation of caribou. The Olaus Murie Fellowship will be awarded annually.

Established in 2008.

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