In 2011, the Foundation renamed its graduate fellowship program in honor of Dr. Mark B. Bain for his outstanding contributions to Hudson River science. Dr. Bain was a professor of Systems Ecology at Cornell University for 22 years, and until his death in February 2012, a highly productive researcher studying aquatic systems throughout the world. Dr. Bain had a particular interest in the Hudson River and was supported by the Foundation in several important endeavors. His comprehensive study of sturgeons and ground-breaking work on ecosystem restoration planning have significantly advanced the conservation of natural resources in the Hudson River and estuary. The Foundation is pleased to recognize and remember Dr. Bain’s achievements and the respect, admiration and affection for him in the Hudson River scientific community.
The Foundation may award up to six full-time research fellowships per year to advanced graduate students conducting research on the Hudson River system. Read below for more information about application instructions.
A fellowship awarded to a doctoral student will include a stipend consistent with the policy of the student’s graduate institution, in an amount of up to $19,000 for one year, plus an incidentals research budget of up to $1,000. A fellowship awarded to a master’s level student will include a stipend consistent with the policy of the student’s graduate institution, of up to $15,000 for one year, plus an incidentals research budget of up to $1,000.