The Penobscot Valley Chapter of Maine Audubon invites University of Maine undergraduate and graduate students to apply for the Inez Boyd Environmental Research Award (IBERA). The award is named in honor of the late Inez Boyd, one of the chapter’s original founders, a lifelong environmentalist, and an inspirational leader. Funds are targeted to support graduate and undergraduate activities that focus on Maine’s native plants and animals, support the mission of the Penobscot Valley Chapter (PVC) of Maine Audubon, and strengthen ties between PVC, the University of Maine, and Fields Pond Audubon Center (FPAC). Supported activities include basic or applied research studies, development of biota inventories at places of interest or concern in the state, and development of environmental education activities that enhance the public’s knowledge and appreciation of Maine’s natural history. Application materials that accompany this announcement can be downloaded electronically from the chapter website: (INEZ BOYD Award Application). .