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Research Opportunities at Itasca

Faculty, advanced students and other independent investigators may be approved to use the station facilities for research purposes during any season. To initiate research projects, it is required that you submit this research application .  Questions about applications can be directed to:

Lesley Knoll, PhD
Station Biologist

phone: (218) 699-3550 ext. 3345

If you'll be working outdoors in Itasca State Park, Minnesota DNR Parks and Trails permits are required for research and teaching unless you are a field biology program faculty member.  Click here to download an MN DNR Parks and Trails application for reserch permits and renewals (form located at the bottom of the linked page). 


The Itasca Director's Graduate Research Fellowship was established to fund graduate student research in and around Itasca State Park for research in Limnology, Aquatic Ecology, or Water Quality or closely related areas. Graduate students from any campus of the University of Minnesota are eligible to apply.