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CEREO January 2018

NSF: Antarctic Research Program Solicitation

Antarctic Sciences Section (ANT) supports research to 1) expand fundamental knowledge of the Antarctic region, 2) improve understanding of interactions between the Antarctic region and global Earth systems, and 3) utilize unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent as an observing platform. Antarctic fieldwork is supported for research that can only be performed, or is best performed, in Antarctica. For full details and to submit

Science, Technology, and Society (STS)

The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science.
Full Proposal Due Date: February 2, 2018
Available Formats: HTML | PDF

International Research Experiences for Students (IRES- nsf18505)

The overarching, long-term goal of the IRES program is to enhance U.S. leadership in research and education and to strengthen economic competitiveness through training the next generation of research leaders. Proposers are required to select one of the following tracks to submit their proposal:
(1) IRES – Track I: IRES Sites (IS) projects engage a group of undergraduate and/or graduate students in active high quality collaborative research at an international site with mentorship from researchers at a host lab. Due Date: January 30, 2018
(2) IRES – Track II: Advanced Studies Institutes (ASI) are intensive short courses with related activities that engage advanced graduate students in active learning and research at the frontiers of knowledge. Due Date: February 6, 2018
(3) IRES – Track III: New Concepts in International Graduate Experience (IGE) projects propose, implement, and evaluate creative ideas for catalyzing the development of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers at the graduate student level.
Due Date: February 13, 2018
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NSF Dear Colleague Letter: NSF-USDA-BBSRC Joint Funding Opportunity

This NSF-BIO, USDA-NIFA and BBSRC Joint Activity is soliciting Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals to support development of breakthrough ideas and technologies to speed the development for new crop varieties. This EAGER opportunity invites proposals to overcome these barriers to crop breeding in highly innovative and transformative ways.
Submission of two-page summary of EAGER proposal concept (Summary): Inquiries will be accepted from a Principal Investigator (PI) or a consortium of Investigators led by a PI at an eligible institution in the US or UK. (
Due March 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM proposer’s local time

U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund – Accepting proposals

Due date is March 8, 2018
Two grant funding opportunities in Egypt. One is for Collaborative Research intended to foster collaboration between Egyptian and U.S. scientists (up to $200,000 maximum for each country’s research team; up to two to three years in duration). The second is for Junior Scientist Development Visits (short term non-academic training) for Egyptian researchers to U.S. institutions (up to a maximum of $30,000; up to nine months in duration).
Full information is available at the website below:

15th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

Open Dates: Dec. 21, 2017 through Feb. 7, 2018
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the release of the 15th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Phase I Request for Applications (RFA). This collegiate design competition promotes the use of scientific and engineering principles in creating innovative projects to address challenges and develop real world solutions. This RFA is seeking applications in the research areas of air quality, clean and safe water, land revitalization, and safer chemicals in the marketplace.
Join us in January 2018 for an informational webinar about the P3 RFA and application process. Webinar details will be posted early January on the P3 website, don’t miss it!
For general information on how to apply, visit

Washington Section American Water Resources Association 2017 – 18 Fellowship Announcement

The Washington State Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) is seeking nominations for its 2017 – 18 Fellowship Award. For the 2017 – 18 academic year two fellowships will be given. One award will be to a member of a Washington Section affiliated Student Chapter. The other award will go to a student enrolled in a graduate program at a college or university in Washington State. Both fellowships are for a full-time graduate student completing an advanced degree in an interdisciplinary water resources subject. In addition to $2000 in cash, the award includes a one-year membership in both the State and National AWRA, a one-year subscription to the Journal of the American Water Resources Association, and admission to the Washington State Section Annual Conference.
For more information and to apply: AWRA_FELLOWSHIP App 17-18 v1