NCKRI Grants Overview
In 2019, NCKRI initiated three new grant programs designed to facilitate and support cave and karst research at academic and research institutions across the United States.
NCKRI’s research grant program is managed by Dr. Daniel Jones. For additional information on the application process, please visit: https://www.nmt.edu/research/organizations/nckri.php
Information on recent awards is found below:
NCKRI Seed Grants
The NCKRI National Seed Grant Program is designed to enable investigators to initiate novel cave and karst research as well as encourage new principal investigators to enter the field.
Dr. Jut Wynne, Northern Arizona University and Mr. Kuenzang Dorji, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research, Bhutan
Dr. Jessica Oster, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Diana E. Northup and Jennifer Hathaway, University of New Mexico
Dr. John R. Spear, Colorado School of Mines
Dr. Chloe Fandel, Carleton College
Image on Right: Example of a 3D conduit network simulation, showing a range of possible configurations. This would be one input to a groundwater flow and transport simulation.
Dr. Daniel Ibarra and Dr. Natasha Sekhon, Brown University
Dr. Bogdan Onac, University of South Florida
Dr. Magdalena Osburn and Mr. Matthew Selensky, Northwestern University
Dr. Georgina Lukoczki and Dr. Benjamin W. Tobin, University of Kentucky
Dr. Elizabeth Hasenmueller, Associate Professor, Saint Louis University
Dr. Dylan Ward, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, and Co-PI Rachel Bosch, PhD candidate, University of Cincinnati
NCKRI Scholar Fellowship Program
The NCKRI Scholar Fellowship Program supports cave and karst research by exceptional graduate and undergraduate students.
Heidi Aronson, PhD Candidate, University of Southern California
William Coleman, PhD Candidate, Texas State University
Natasha Sekhon, PhD Candidate, The University of Texas at Austin
NCKRI-NMT Internal Seed Grants
The NCKRI-NMT Internal Seed Grant Program creates opportunities for investigators at NCKRI and New Mexico Tech (NMT) to initiate new cave and karst re- search. It also expands NCKRI’s research footprint by enhancing collaborations with NMT faculty and students.