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FFAR Fellows Program Research Opportunities for Universities

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) and a consortium of leading food and agriculture companies and universities are pleased to announce that FFAR Fellows program is now accepting research proposals from both academic and industry researchers. This program combines cutting edge food or agriculture-related research with innovative professional development programs designed to help students be career-ready upon graduation.
Do you want the best PhD students in the U.S. and Canada working on your food and agriculture project? Submit your research proposal to the FFAR Fellows Program: www.ffarfellows.org. If you are already working with an exceptional student, they can apply to be a FFAR Fellow on the same project.

WRC-PNNL SULI Water Internships Available- Summer 2018

The State of Washington Water Research Center (WRC) is pleased to be partnering with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to offer undergraduate internship opportunities to WSU undergraduates who are interested in water resources.
This new internship experience operates within the existing Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program, but aims to facilitate water-related learning opportunities specifically between WSU undergraduates and PNNL researchers.
For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit: https://swwrc.wsu.edu/news/wrc-pnnl-water-internship/
Deadline for Summer 2018: Jan 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM ET
Notification by: Feb 2018
Questions? Email Julie Padowski (Julie.padowski@wsu.edu)

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: https://gradschool.wsu.edu/research-assistantship-for-diverse-scholars/ and feel free to send questions to gs.rads@wsu.edu.

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: https://www.serdp-estcp.org/Funding-Opportunities/SERDP-Solicitations/Core-SONs.
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 (karla.shelton@wsu.edu) 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 sbollens@wsu.edu or 360-608-6893.

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.

 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.

Full Proposal Deadline Date (received by 5 p.m. local time of applicant’s mailing address)
October 23, 2017 Life Sciences, Geosciences
October 24, 2017 Computer and information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials
Research
October 26, 2017 Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning
October 27, 2017 Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

For more information

The Molly K. Macauley Award for Research Innovation and Advanced Analytics for Policy

Short Pre-Proposals due December 5, 2017
(Invited) Final Proposals due February 28, 2018
seeking proposals for new research that will support and enhance the activities of the Consortium for the Valuation of Applications Benefits Linked to Earth Science (VALUABLES), a new consortium at RFF made possible through a partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). VALUABLES is focused on advancing innovative uses of existing methods and developing new techniques for valuing the information provided by Earth observations, especially those derived from satellites and aircraft.

For more information and to submit