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Water Resources Competitive Grants Program

Water Resources Competitive Grants Program Applications due July 17, 2015

The purpose of this grant is to stimulate investigation and analysis that develops and effectively communicates reasoned and practical alternatives to select challenges facing the Nation’s water resources as well as alternatives to deal with these challenges.  Grant proposals may request up to $200,000 in federal funds, but proposals for lesser amounts are encouraged (read more)

 

 

The Northwest Scientific Association 86th annual meeting

The Northwest Scientific Association 86th annual meeting

• When: April 1-4, 2015
• Where: Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA
• The UPDATED deadline for abstracts is currently February 28th. By midnight
http://www.northwestscience.org/abstracts

The Northwest Scientific Association 86th annual meeting will be held in Pasco on April 1-4, 2015. This regional meeting offers broad opportunities for presentation of research relevant to the Northwest. Graduate and undergraduate student presentations and posters are encouraged.

NWSA is soliciting abstracts to address a broad range of topics and special sessions in the natural, social, and applied sciences.

Topics:
Anthropology & Archaeology; Aquatic Biology; Biogeography; Botany; Climatology & Meteorology;
Computer Applications; Conservation Biology; Fire Ecology; Fisheries & Wildlife Mgmt;
Forest & Range Mgmt; Geomorphology; Geology; Hydrology; Invertebrate Zoology;
Lichenology & Bryology; Limnology; Mathematical Modeling; Natural Resource Mgmt;
Plant Ecology; Soils & Pedology; Vertebrate Biology

Special Sessions:
Volcanism as a Force Shaping Northwest Ecosystems:
Lessons Learned from 35 Years of Research at Mount Saint Helens
Water Resources in a Changing Environment
Fish Passage in Managed River Systems
Lichenology & Bryology
Management, Restoration, & Preservation Sagebrush Lands
Salmon Recovery in the Columbia Basin
Northwest Geology & Paleontology
Pollinator Ecology in Managed and Natural Systems

Hydro Research Foundation

• 2015 Research Awards Program Application Available
• Applications are due March 16, 2015, for appointments beginning June 2015 for one-year funding.
• Questions regarding the funding announcement can be directed to brenna@hydrofoundation.org

• URL: http://www.hydrofoundation.org/2015-research-award-application-and-instructions.html
The Foundation anticipates making one-year awards to 10-15 students.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant Program

USDA
• Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant Program
• The deadline for the Letter of Intent is April 9th, and the full proposal will be due in mid-July.
• The three priority areas for this year’s RFA are identified as:
1) Water Availability for Diverse Agricultural Uses: The Right Water for the Right Place and Times;
2) Understanding Decisions and Behaviors Connected with Agriculture and Post-harvest Processing Industry Water Use; and
3) Understanding the Human Health Impacts to Exposure from Nontraditional Water Used in Agriculture
• URL: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/rfas/pdfs/fy2015_afri_water.pdf

Summer 3-Credit Field Course Opportunities

Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies
Study, snorkel & SCUBA dive along the Caribbean coast of Mexico
May 21- June 8
Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies
Study, camp, & hike in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
June 23 – July 11 or July 19- August 6

For all course information visit: www.ecofs.org
Direct any further questions to Steve Johnson, Course Director at steve@ecofs.org

An opportunity to apply your classroom & textbook learning
while immersed in an incredible ecosystem setting!

– Gain valuable career skills in hands-on ecosystem field research
– Earn 3 undergraduate transfer credits
– Also offering post-course, extended credit options of
Independent Research & Conservation Internship
— Open to students from all universities & majors —
— Accredited by the University of Montana at Missoula’s Environmental Studies
Program: ENST 391- for 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits.

NSPIRE: Graduate students at the science: policy interface

The NSF IGERT-NSPIRE program is a multidisciplinary graduate program that provides students interested in nitrogen cycling issues with rigorous academic training as well as guidance and experience on how to translate their research into science information useful for policy makers. As part of the program, students in the NSPIRE program are given the opportunity to select an agency or organization within which to spend a three-month science/policy internship. The students describe their policy internships in the new video co-produced by CEREO and the Murrow College of Communication.

Natural Gas, Science, Methane and Public Policy: one NGO’s approach to ‘getting it right’

 

Featuring: Steven Hamburg, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Over the past three years the Environmental Defense Fund has been heavily engaged both in identifying the data gaps in our understanding of methane emissions from the natural gas supply chain and in facilitating the largest effort to date to collect data to fill those gaps.  Working with 90 different partners,  including academic, industry and government institutions, represented by more than 100 scientists, EDF has organized 16 studies, most of which have been published or are under peer review.

The issue of methane emissions from natural gas has created a lot of interest across civil society. President Obama has spoken directly about the issue, as have governors and cabinet secretaries. EDF has undertaken catalyzing the rapid collection of new data in order to focus the policy conversation on the science.  The scientific community has largely rallied around the challenge and the pace of work has accelerated to ensure that the conversation in Washington and state capitals is increasingly science-based.  The science results published to date will be reviewed, along with the policy efforts that have emerged and the challenges this effort has encountered.

October 3, 2014 video link:

CEREO Seminar Series

Sponsors: CEREO, CEE