Established by the SAF Board of Directors in 2016, the SAF Mollie Beattie Visiting Scholar in Forest Policy Program is named after Mollie Beattie, the first woman to head the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. She sought to conserve endangered species by managing landscapes and ecosystems. Educated in philosophy and forestry, she inspired, mentored and dared her friends, colleagues and young people to be more and do more than they thought possible.
The program supports one graduate student, post-doctoral student, faculty, or early career professional (within five years of their degree) in forestry or related natural resource disciplines. Applicants from underrepresented groups in natural resources professions will be given first priority. Advanced undergraduates with strong faculty support may also be considered. The program is open to both US and non-US citizens.
Funding for the program is provided by the Mollie Beattie Fund. Future contributions will ensure development of new programs. Please donate today!
The 2017 application period is closed. The next application period will open in early 2018.