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CEREO March 2018

Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund 2018 Call for Proposals

The Natural Resource Conservation Endowment Fund was established by Jane P. Conrad and entrusted to Washington State University in 1982 to provide seed money for supporting research and projects related to, but not limited to, energy, small-scale agricultural concepts, community education, wildlife conservation and/or recovery, related psychological and sociological studies, domestic and international studies, and other projects related to conservation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources, including biotic and abiotic ecological components. The proposed work should be oriented toward practical application of theory rather than strictly theory-oriented research to provide public uses or participants with a maximum opportunity to benefit.
Applications will be accepted from currently enrolled WSU graduate students in good standing with the Graduate School. An individual or a graduate student group may apply. Interdisciplinary and collaborative proposals in such areas as education, psychology, sociology, environmental engineering, sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences are encouraged.
Proposal Submission Deadline: 5 PM on April 12, 2018, the eREX must be submitted 2 days prior to the deadline in order to meet WSU guidelines for submission.
For more information and to apply.

Science Rules STEM Supply Drive

Currently accepting donations for the Science Rules STEM Supply Drive, which will run through Monday, April 30. This drive was created to collect supplies for local K-12 student science classes, after-school programs, and clubs. A full list of supplies can be found by going to the Ask Dr. Universe youth science outreach program ( The drop-off box is in the front lobby of the Lighty Office of Research suite.

Restoring Resilient Communities in Changing Landscapes.

This conference will be held October 15-19, 2018 at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Washington.
The Society for Ecological Restoration Northwest Chapter and the Society of Wetland Scientists Pacific Northwest Chapter invite presenters for the 2018 joint regional conference, Restoring Resilient Communities in Changing Landscapes. The conference highlights the intersection between the practice and science of ecological restoration and ecosystem management in the Cascadia Bioregion, along with a broader continental perspective through participation of the North American Chapters of SER. We invite contributed presentations on topics that are of interest to a regional and wider continental audience of practitioners and scientists of ecological restoration and ecosystem management.
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We are still accepting proposals for symposia!
If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please submit your proposal via the web form at before March 1st, 2018.
If you are interested in proposing and helping to organize a workshop or field trip, please reach out to us directly at
Please submit proposals via the web form at before April 16th, 2018:
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Direct link to Abstract Submission Form (

NSF-sponsored workshop to focus on data lifecycle training for grad students and postdocs

Travel and accommodations provided; applications due March 15, 2018
The NSF Cyber Carpentry Workshop: Data Lifecycle Training is a two-week summer workshop aimed at helping graduate students understand the many aspects of the data-intensive computing environment. Even more important, the workshop will focus on bridging the gap between domain scientists and computer and information scientists so that data-intensive research is quicker, less complicated, and more productive.
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the workshop will take place July 16 – 27, 2018 at RENCI, a University of North Carolina research institute located at 100 Europa Drive, Chapel Hill, NC. Travel and accommodations will be provided for participants, and a certificate of completion from UNC’s School of Information and Library Science will be awarded upon successful completion of the workshop.
For more information and a link to the application form, please see the UNC Cyber Carpentry Training website.

Miocene Disruptions of the Palouse River

John Bush and Pam Dunlap
March 22, 2018, 3:30-4:30pm, McClure Hall, Rm 209, University of Idaho
The presentation reveals the most up-to-date geologic history of the Miocene sequence. Rock chip chemistry from ten wells greater than 700 ft. (213 m) in depth was used to form a stratigraphic framework for the Grande Ronde, Wanapum, and Saddle Mountains Basalts and associated Latah sediments. Domestic well reports, test wells, outcrops, and regional comparisons were used to determine approximate time lines and develop paleogeographic reconstructions from early Grande Ronde to late Saddle Mountains time. Reconstructions include the distribution of basalt flows and the disruptions, obliterations, and reversals of drainages. The fact that the Palouse River once flowed through the basin, from Palouse to Pullman, should be of interest to those working on any phase of the geohydrology of the basin.

Idaho Conservation Corps: Conservation Internship Program

The Idaho Conservation Corps Internship program is an innovative AmeriCorps Program designed to provide hands on training and experience to those interested in pursuing employment with land and water resource management agencies, and other outdoor careers. The program is a cooperative effort designed to address community, environmental, and resource management projects.
Internships are currently open to applications and can be found here:

Dear Colleague Letter: Signals in the Soil (SitS)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Engineering (ENG) in collaboration with its Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), and Geosciences (GEO), aims to encourage convergent research that transforms existing capabilities in understanding dynamic near-surface processes through advances in sensor systems and dynamic models. The goal of this Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) is to encourage submission of Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals for early-stage, high-risk, high-reward research on technologies, models, and methods to better understand dynamic soil processes, including interactions of the macro- and microbiomes with soil nutrients, the rhizosphere, and various abiotic and biotic processes within the soil. In addition, for proposals that include topics relevant to both this DCL and the NSF “Rules of Life” Big Idea, submissions of Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (RAISE) proposals are encouraged. Researchers who are interested in submitting a SitS EAGER or RAISE proposal must first submit a SitS Research Concept Outline. Selected submitters of these Outlines will be invited to submit full EAGER or RAISE proposals for funding consideration.

Questions about this DCL should be directed to:
Research Concept Outlines should be no longer than 2 pages and must be submitted by April 13, 2018
For more information and to apply.

Dear Colleague Letter: Stimulating Research Related to Navigating the New Arctic (NNA), One of NSF’s 10 Big Ideas

Submit proposals by May 1, 2018, to be considered for FY 2018 funding.
This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) invites proposals in FY 2018 that will advance NNA research through convergent approaches to emerging scientific, engineering, societal, and education challenges, and builds upon the NNA awards resulting from the FY 2017 DCL on Growing Convergence Research at NSF. A systems-based approach is strongly encouraged, including research that both contributes to, and leverages, large data sets from enhanced observational technology and networks. Knowledge co-production with local and indigenous communities, advancing public participation in research, and international partnerships are also strongly encouraged as possible means to achieve NNA objectives.
For more information and to apply