About the Program
The Mary Bowerman Science and Research (MBSR) Program provides small grants, especially to students, for research projects on Save Mount Diablo properties and the network of protected lands in the Mount Diablo region. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to applicants who are conducting studies that will enhance the ecological understanding of the region and inform land management and conservation practices.
We are now accepting 2018 grant proposals.
How to Apply¬†for a Grant for Your Project
For spring grantmaking, applications are due February 28th, 2018.
Grants are accepted on a rolling basis after the spring deadline.
To apply for a grant, your project should:
- Be affiliated with an academic, non-profit, or professional scientific entity.
- Be within the Mount Diablo wilderness & watersheds.
- Include any permits, maps or other pertinent attachments.
- Projected Budget.
Read and carefully fill out the application.
Submit the completed application as a single Adobe PDF by email, to:
Roxana Lucero, Stewardship & Outreach Associate
You will receive a confirmation of your application from Jim within one or two business days.
SMD’s Annual Mary Bowerman Science & Research Colloquium
Crowd¬†enjoying a PowerPoint presentation at the 4th Mary Bowerman Science & Research Colloquium on December 14, 2017. / Image credit: Al Johnson
In addition to research on and around the mountain by offering micro-grant awards, the goal of the MBSR program is to share valuable findings and management implications for Mount Diablo‚Äôs natural resources with the public.
To this end, every December Save Mount Diablo hosts an annual Mary Bowerman Science and Research Colloquium, in which grant recipients and other researchers working on the mountain present their findings. This event informs other scientists, researchers, and interested public attendees about ongoing projects and discoveries in the Diablo Range.
It’s our hope that the stories and findings emanating from the Mary Bowerman Science & Research Grant Program will reach new audiences, spark interest in the community, and inspire more visitors and researchers to the Mount Diablo Region.
Past MBSR Grant Projects