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CEREO November 2017

Take Your Ideas to Impact with WSU I-Corps

November 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm, PACCAR 202
WSU I-Corps is a FREE entrepreneurial immersion program sponsored by the National Science Foundation. We provide free training (and travel funding) to WSU faculty, students and staff. WSU I-Corps can help you: Achieve your entrepreneurial goals Discover commercial opportunities for your research. Meet new industry partners, mentors, and collaborators. Improve your resume with valuable business and marketing skills. Now available across the entire WSU system via AMS! Spring 2018 Cohort starts January 30. Click here to see how other Cougs have found success…
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ScienceBites Research Communication Competition at WSU Spokane

When: December 1st 2017 | 3:00 p.m.
Where: NURS 205, WSU Spokane
You have 5 minutes and 1 slide (no animations) to present a compelling oration on your research and its significance so it can be understood by a non-specialist audience.
Eligibility: Any WSU student working on a research project.
First prize is a $200 stipend towards travel to the ScienceTalk NW Science Communication conference in Portland, OR. To know more, click HERE!
If you plan to compete, upload your slide by noon on December 1st, via
Please email with any questions.

Graduate School’s Research Assistantships for Diverse Scholars (RADS)

Are you looking to recruit excellent scholars to your graduate program for Fall 2018? Consider nominating students for the Graduate School’s RADS, which are intended to increase access and opportunities to graduate education for U.S. students from underrepresented/underserved communities and to increase graduate student diversity in our degree programs and Washington State University. Applications for RADS are due Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at Noon.
As an additional incentive, RADS nominees will could have a unique opportunity to visit WSU and meet with departments and communities on campus. Only students who are nominated for RADS and have been admitted by the prospective department, will be eligible to participate in the Campus Visitation Program. The campus visit will take place on the Pullman campus, March 4th- 7th, 2018.
***Please Note:
• Nominations for the RADS and Campus Visit use the same form
• Please limit nominations to a maximum of 3 per Department/Program
For more information about guidelines and eligibility, and the RADS/ Campus Visitation Program nomination form, please visit our website: and feel free to send questions to

Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program: Announcement No. G18AS00009 under Section 104(g)

Deadline: Feb 15, 2018
Proposals are sought on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply, including evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, retrofitting, maintenance, management, and replacement; exploration and advancement of our understanding of changes in the quantity and quality of water resources in response to a changing climate, population shifts, and land use changes; development of methods for better estimation of water supply, both surface and groundwater, including estimation of the physical supply and of the economic supply of water; development and evaluation of processes and governance mechanisms for integrated surface/ground water management; and the evaluation and assessment of conservation practices.
For more information and to apply.

USDA Research to Support Environmentally-Friendly Pesticides, Reduction of Methyl Bromide

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced funding available to research new, environmentally-friendly pesticides, and innovative tools and strategies to replace methyl bromide, an older treatment for pests.
The Methyl Bromide Transition (MBT) program is helping to discover and implement practical and safer pest management alternatives. Projects may focus on integrated research and extension activities or extension-only projects that promote the adoption of new pest management practices. This year, NIFA’s Methyl Bromide Transition Program will award grants totaling $1.9 million for such research.
Eligible applicants include colleges and universities, including Hispanic-serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACUs), and research foundations maintained by them.
The deadline for applications is Jan. 30, 2018. See the request for applications for details.
For more information on USDA Research Support

Dept of Defense (DoD) Environmental Research Program

The DoD has released the core solicitation statements of need for FY19, including areas of interest related to 1) environmental restoration, 2) munitions response, 3) resource conservation and resiliency, and 4) weapons systems and platforms. More details about specific proposal call areas can be found at:
Pre-proposals are due 4 Jan 2018

College of Arts and Sciences RFP for Meyer’s Point Environmental Field Station

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) has announced a Request for Proposals for small grants to encourage use of the Meyer’s Point Environmental Field Station. This competition is open to all WSU faculty, irrespective of academic unit or campus. An Open Forum to provide an overview and answer questions regarding the Meyer’s Point RFP will be held on Monday, December 4, 12:10-1:00 p.m. in Thompson Hall, room 301 with AMS arranged for WSU system-wide access.
Brief proposals should be submitted to Karla Shelton ( by Monday, December 11, 2017. Questions should be directed to Dr. Steve Bollens, Director of Multi-Campus Planning and Strategic Initiatives, College of Arts and Sciences, at or 360-608-6893.

National Geographic Requests for Proposals

As part of their investment in a healthier and more sustainable planet, the National Geographic Society has created a series of requests for proposals (RFPs) intended to focus our funding in science, education, and storytelling around certain key issues.
For detailed information about the grant application, see the How to Apply page. Please note: for Requests for Proposals, select Standard Grant in the application and complete the relevant section regarding RFPs.

October 3, 2017 (decision by January 31, 2018)
January 3, 2018 (decision by April 30, 2018)

View current RFPs
Sustainable Cities
Long-Distance Animal Migration
Big Cats Conservation
Changing Polar Systems
Uncovering Human Origins in Asia and Africa
Documenting Human Migrations
Reducing Demand for Illegal Wildlife
Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution

Contact Us
The National Geographic Society, Grant Programs,

For more information on the National Geographic Grant Program


Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications for 2018-2019

Complete applications must be submitted by January 16, 2018

This year, in support of the Make Our Planet Great Again Initiative launched by President Emmanuel Macron in June 2017, the Chateaubriand Program is offering additional fellowships for research projects related to Earth System Science, Climate Change and Sustainability, and Energy Transition.
Chateaubriand Fellowship 2018-2019 EN
Applicants interested in the Make Our Planet Great initiative should complete either the STEM or HSS Chateaubriand Fellowship application.