The La Kretz Center supports field and laboratory-based research projects that address fundamental problems with direct management implications for conservation science in California.
Each academic year, the La Kretz Center funds outstanding graduate student projects to help UCLA PhD students complete their conservation science research. The La Kretz graduate student grant program supports research that addresses important issues in basic environmental sciences and simultaneously fulfills our mission of working to preserve California’s biological and ecological diversity. To learn more about the projects and students that we fund, follow the links on the right to a short summary of each project. To contribute to this program, consider joining the La Kretz League- it’s fun and supports a great group of students!
The La Kretz Center’s graduate student research grants program is made possible by the generosity of Morton La Kretz, UCLA alumnus and philanthropist.