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CEREO January 2019

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) 2019 Request for Proposals Workshop

Washington Sea Grant (WSG) is requesting proposals for one- to two-year projects from investigators at academic, research and education institutions throughout the state of Washington (2019 Request for Proposals). This workshop is to brief potential PIs on the Sea Grant program, introduce WSG staff, and facilitate collaborative and innovative plans for outreach and engagement. Investigators are strongly encouraged to attend.

Washington Sea Grant 2019 RFP Investigator Outreach Workshop
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Wisteria Hall — Graham Visitor Center
Washington Park Arboretum, University of Washington
2300 Arboretum Dr. E
Seattle, WA 98112

We strongly encourage in-person participation, however, if you are unable to attend please email for remote participation options.


L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. The program is the U.S. component of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Fellowships program. Celebrating its fifteenth year in the U.S., the For Women in Science program has awarded 75 postdoctoral women scientists nearly $4 million grants.

L’Oréal USA partners with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to manage the program’s application and peer-review process. Each year, the program attracts talented applicants from diverse STEM fields, representing some of the nation’s leading academic institutions and laboratories.

Applications due Feb 1, 2019.

The 2019 L’Oréal USA for Women in Science application is now open. Apply HERE.


Early-Career Faculty Innovator Program

The Early-Career Faculty Innovator Program is a new funding opportunity for pre-tenure faculty in the social sciences and STEM fields outside of NCAR’s core expertise to co-develop interdisciplinary research projects in partnership with scientists and engineers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado.

The Innovators Program aims to fund six faculty and one graduate student of each faculty participant for two years, starting in summer 2019. The Research Theme of this year’s cohort is Coastal Regions and Human Settlements. Applications are open now until March 1st.

For more details please see the attached flyer and visit the program website.

Please contact the Innovator Program coordinator, Cassie O’Lenick (, with any questions.


Request for Proposals: Meyer’s Point Environmental Field Station

The College of Arts and Sciences is requesting proposals for small grants to encourage use of the Meyer’s Point Environmental Field Station near Olympia, Wash. This competition is open to all WSU faculty, irrespective of academic unit or campus. Brief proposals are due to Steve Bollens ( by Friday, February 1.
Questions about the RFP 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.
For more information about Meyer’s Point Environmental Field Station and to download the RFP directly, please go to

Training Workshop: The Community WRF-Hydro Modeling System

June 4-7, 2019 at NCAR in Boulder, CO.
This training workshop will provide graduate students and early career scientists with formal instruction on the structure and application of the WRF-Hydro system and will offer hands-on experience in setting up and running the system for several different research and prediction applications. Preference will be given to applicants in the Academic and Nonprofit sectors.

Topics to be covered during the workshop include but are not limited to:
• Conceptualization and structure of the WRF-Hydro system
• Description of physics components and options within WRF-Hydro
• Model porting and compilation, and an overview of parallel computing with WRF-Hydro
• Hands-on model input data preparation and creation of an example test case
• Hands-on model configuration and execution
• Hands-on experimental model simulations and comparisons with a prepared example test case
• Hands-on example WRF | WRF-Hydro model coupled simulation
• Overview of the open source Rwrfhydro hydrologic model evaluation package with example vignettes
• Overview of model calibration
• Open discussion on class participant interests and applications
Due date: EDT February 15
For more information

First Call for Abstracts for Oral & Poster Presentations at the upcoming NORTHWEST SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION

A Joint Meeting with Northwest Lichenologists Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID, March 26-29, 2019.

Keynote Address by Brian Atwater – “American and Japanese clues to the 1700 Cascadia Earthquake”
Jim O’Connor – “The Bonneville Landslide and Bridge of the Gods–Folklore, Forests, and Floods”
Nick Zentner – “Eastern Washington’s Greatest Hits….Geologically”
Banquet Presentation by Jack Nisbet, renowned Northwest author and historian

Abstract Submission opens January 2019
Student participation encouraged!

Visit our website for more information

Spokane River Forum Conference 2019

April 16 & 17, 2019 at The Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane WA.

Registration is now open.

As with past conferences, over 250 people are expected to attend. Our tradition of offering a unique and innovative bi-state opportunity to share information, network with others and reach out to the public continues.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Building Resiliency.” “To secure our economic and quality of life future,” said Forum board member Guy Gregory, “our communities are building resiliency with new infrastructure, policies and education. At the same time, our collaborative energies are being challenged in some areas and soaring in others.”