Research Grant Overview

Research Grant recipients Autumn Sabo and Katie Frerker at work.

Research Grant recipients Autumn Sabo and Katie Frerker at work.

The Friends established a research endowment fund to support academic studies that assist Park management make informed decisions at the Park.

  • Undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited, state of Wisconsin college or university are eligible to apply.
  • Generally, project funding up to $1,000 for expenses such as field equipment, research supplies and travel.
  • Grant applications are accepted, reviewed and awarded year- round based on funds available.
  • Applications must identify a faculty member with whom the student will collaborate.
  • Most recipients accept an invitation to present results at a Friends of Peninsula State Park board meeting. Grantees are encouraged to present results at academic or professional venues.
  • Housing. A non-electric campsite may be available at no cost with advance notice for short term. We can help you with your housing needs.
  • Preference is given to applications that fit “suggested topics” but all applications are welcome.
  • For Project Guidelines, Application and Budget Forms, Topics, Criteria, and Expectations, please see Grant Information

Important Documents


Contact: Kathleen Harris, Park Naturalist

Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Road, Fish Creek, WI, 54212.

(920) 868-3258.

Past Research Reports and Updates