The Marland Pratt Billings and Katharine Fowler-Billings Fund for Research in New England Geology
Fund application now on rolling deadline
The Billings Fund was established in 1996, honoring the contributions of Marland and Kay Billings to the study of the geology of New England. The purpose of the Fund is to encourage geological field work and related research in the New England region.
The Fund is managed as part of the endowment of the Mount Washington Observatory, of which the Billings were longtime members and supporters. The purposes of the Fund are entirely consistent with the scientific and educational mission of the Observatory.
Contributions to the Fund have already amounted to several thousand dollars, and it is hoped that the principal will grow over the years from contributions. Since the Mount Washington Observatory is a 501(c)(3) corporation, these contributions will be tax deductible.
The Fund is overseen by a committee consisting presently of Tim Allen, Keene State College; Brian K. Fowler, Mt. Washington Observatory, J. Dykstra Eusden, Bates College, and Mark Van Baalen, Harvard University (chair).
Applications for student field work grants are solicited each year at the annual NElGC meeting in the fall. Proposals can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed in a timely fashion. One or more grants are awarded in time for the coming field season.
Contributions to the Billings Fund may be sent in care of the Mount Washington Observatory, P.O. Box 2310, North Conway, NH 03860.
Questions about the Billings Fund should be directed to Mark Van Baalen, EPS Dept.