The Owen Fellowship aims to advance longleaf pine research through a $20,000 scholarship award for graduate students. The 2024-25 recipient will attend the 2024 Biennial Longleaf Conference, conduct research related to longleaf pine conservation, management, or restoration, submit an article for publication in The Longleaf Leader, and present their research at the 2026 Biennial Longleaf Conference.
Applications for The Owen Fellowship are being accepted until January 12, 2024.
Required application materials:
  • Applicants must be a member of The Longleaf Alliance ($25 student rate).
  • A proposal describing the research project and the specific funding needs (2-page, single-spaced maximum). Relevance of the research project to the protection, management, and range wide impact of the long leaf pine ecosystem must be clearly stated.
  • Applicants must identify all other current funding for their research and justify the need for The Owen Fellowship Award. Salaries not supported. Biennial Longleaf Conference expenses are covered by TLA and William Owen. You may include participation in other conferences in your proposed budget.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A letter of support from the faculty advisor overseeing the research.
  • An unofficial transcript.
  • A high-resolution photo of the applicant.
  • Brief project synopsis.
Please don’t submit this form unless all required materials are finalized.