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Faculty Opportunities

Auburn University faculty and graduate students may qualify for research support with funds leveraged in part from The McCrary Institute Charles D. McCrary Endowed Fund for Excellence and the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network.

The Alabama Power Foundation established the endowment at Auburn University in recognition of Charles D. McCrary’s service and dedication to Auburn University’s three fold mission of education, research and extension.

The Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) Network is a national consortium of federal agencies, tribes, academic institutions, state and local governments, nongovernmental conservation organizations, and other partners working together to support informed public trust resource stewardship.

Other Auburn University funding opportunities may be found through the Alabama Agriculture Experimental Station and the Office of Vice President for Research and Economic Development Intramural Grants Program.

We invite you to learn more about these funding opportunities through our website or by contacting Dr. Daowei Zhang, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 334-844-1067, zhangd1@auburn.edu.

The McCrary Institute

The earnings from the endowment provide sustained funding to support a professorship, graduate student fellowships and stipends, travel, equipment, or other current needs of the Institute in the area of natural resource development and conservation.


The CESU Network is well positioned as a platform to support research, technical assistance, education and capacity building that is responsive to long-standing and contemporary science and resource management priorities.