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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

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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.

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Scientific Assistant Position: Washington State University, Stable Isotope Core Laboratory

Assist the laboratory manager for the WSU stable isotope core facility. Help develop innovative approaches and methodologies in stable isotope analyses. Interact with the Laboratory Information Management database. Maintain facility web page. Ensure satisfactory operation of specialized research equipment to serve needs of the facility. Train personnel in preparation of samples and equipment usage. Supervise student workers. Maintain lab inventory and make lab orders. Implement laboratory QA/QC and safety protocols. In addition, the incumbent performs routine maintenance on specialized research equipment; analyzes and interprets initial equipment output; and schedules lab resources to process tasks at hand. This position supervises and delegates responsibilities to student workers in the laboratory.
To view the full description and apply online visit: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/33810

 

2017 Outreach Program Request for Proposals (RFP) for NWS/Office of Water Prediction/National Water Center (NWC) Cooperative and Partners Projects:

• NWC Cooperative Projects: COMET anticipates awarding two-four competitively reviewed, 1-2-year projects, each with a budget maximum of $40,000. The deadline for submission of a preliminary synopsis is October 2, 2017, with the final proposal due December 15, 2017. For more information, please see NWC Cooperative Projects RFP and the guidelines for NWC Cooperative Project proposal submissions.
• NWC Partners Projects: COMET is currently accepting 1-year NWC Partners proposals (budgets limited to $15,000). Proposals will be reviewed as received, and approved submissions will be funded until program resources are expended. For more information, please see NWC RFP Details. It is anticipated that up to six projects will be awarded. For details on these projects, see NWC Partners Proposals.