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GLIN==> 2001 Great Lakes Environmental Economics Fellowship


Application Deadline - January 31, 2001

Purpose of the Great Lakes Environmental Economics Fellowship

The Lake Michigan Federation announces the availability of its Great Lakes 
Environmental Economics Fellowship.  Because economic factors can strongly 
influence public and environmental health policies, the goals of the 
Fellowship are to:

   Develop economic approaches for protecting various elements of the Great 
Lakes ecosystem;

   Support students interested in environmental economics as advocacy tools, 
similar to the practice of public interest environmental law and conservation 
biology; and

   Provide matching funds with other sources to enhance support for 
complementary economics work.
    The Lake Michigan Federation is interested in supporting work on the 
following environmental economics projects:

   Analyzing the economic costs and benefits of prevention of exotics 
species intrusion to the Great Lakes v. ecological damage to the Great Lakes.

   Benefits and costs of children's health protection from environmental 
exposures to urban air contaminants, drinking water contamination, etc.

   Quantifying the costs of habitat fragmentation due to residential 
development in dune ecosystems.

   Quantifying the benefits of de-commissioning v. extending the license of 
nuclear power facilities.

   Assessing the costs and benefits of building the U.S 31 bypass in Western 
Michigan v. adverse ecological impacts on local watersheds.
Application Process

Letters of interest (LOI), including qualifications, statements of interest 
about particular projects and in environmental economics work must be sent to 
the following address by 5 p.m. on January 31, 2001. LOIs should include a 
one-page outline of work proposed for performance under projects of interest. 
 The LOI must include a signed letter of support/commitment by a faculty 
advisor to assist in guiding research and other work under the project.

Lake Michigan Federation staff will fund up to $5,000 in projects per year in 
2001.  Matching funds are encouraged and may allow for an increase in the 
number of projects funded. The Lake Michigan Federation offers the Great 
Lakes Environmental Economics Fellowship with funding from The Joyce 
Foundation.  Letters of interest and inquiries about specific projects should 
be directed to:

Cameron Davis, Executive Director
Lake Michigan Federation
220 South State Street, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL  60604-2177
(312) 939-0838

About the Lake Michigan Federation
The oldest tax-exempt citizens' Great Lakes organization in North America, 
the Lake Michigan Federation cares for the beauty and health of our great 
Lake Michigan by protecting the integrity of its living communities.  Using 
education, research, law, science, and economics, the Federation works to 
eliminate toxic pollutants, restore fish and wildlife habitat, and conserve 
land and water in the Lake Michigan watershed.  For more information about 
the Lake Michigan Federation, visit our website at www.lakemichigan.org .

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