Sarah Crump was a beloved alum of CU Boulder, the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), and Department of Geological Sciences. She was diagnosed with and succumbed to a rare, aggressive cancer in 2022. Her family and friends have created a summer fellowship in her name to further her legacy in the study of Earth and environmental sciences in high-latitude or high-altitude regions.

The summer fellowship will support a CU Boulder graduate student whose research is centered on processes or climate history central to understanding high-latitude or high-altitude environments, through fieldwork or laboratory analysis of field collections. Preference will be given to applicants whose advisors are members of INSTAAR.

The award (~$14,000) is sufficient to fund 50% GRA salary for the three summer months. If salary is not needed, funds may be used instead to support costs associated with fieldwork, such as travel, field assistant salaries, sampling or analytics, or similar costs tied to the primary research goals of the applicant.

Application deadline

28 February 2024