This year's 12 Peter Klingeman Stipends will be awarded to six early-career BIPoC stream restoration specialists AND six early-, mid-, or late-career professionals who are involved in stream, riparian, and watershed restoration work and/or work for:
- Watershed councils/groups,
- Native American Tribes or First Nations,
- Environmental education organizations,
- Regional fisheries enhancement groups,
- Salmon recovery regional organizations,
- Conservation districts,
- Non-profit organizations related to rivers.
Each stipend will provide financial support for attendance at the 2024 RRNW annual symposium, including up to $500 in travel, registration, and lodging.
Awardees will receive a registration code that activates their stipend for online Symposium registration. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
|Stipend application period opens|
|Completed applications due by 11:59PM PST|
|11/30/23 to 12/15/23||Applications compiled by Coordinator, screened for eligibility, reviewed by Stipend Committee|
|12/16/2023||Stipend awardees notified by email. Stipend awardees will be provided with a registration code and must complete symposium registration *|
|Registration closes at 11:59PM PST for stipend recipients. If not registered, the stipend is forfeited.|
* failure to register by the specified date will result in cancellation of the award
Registration includes all conference materials and meals, as follows:
- Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments Tuesday-Thursday
- Dinner Tuesday and Wednesday
Short course (scheduled for a week prior to the symposium) and field trip (Friday) registration fees are not covered by Professional Stipends.
Recipients must register by close of business on the day indicated under timelines or forfeit their stipend.
Individuals or their affiliated organization are responsible for paying their own lodging and travel expenses and submitting them to RRNW for reimbursement.
Lodging information for Skamania Lodge and other nearby locations can be found here.
Professional Stipend applications are ranked by a multidisciplinary Stipend Committee. The Committee attempts to distribute stipends geographically and among technical disciplines (biology, geomorphology, engineering, planners, etc) and employers (watershed councils, Tribes, etc). Part-time applicants are eligible to apply, though priority is given to full-time applicants. Awardees will be notified by email and receive a registration code that will be active for two weeks. Awardees failing to register by the December 31 forfeit their stipend. Forfeited stipends are re-awarded to candidates on a standby list based on the review committee's composite score.