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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.

National Geographic Requests for Proposals

As part of their investment in a healthier and more sustainable planet, the National Geographic Society has created a series of requests for proposals (RFPs) intended to focus our funding in science, education, and storytelling around certain key issues.
For detailed information about the grant application, see the How to Apply page. Please note: for Requests for Proposals, select Standard Grant in the application and complete the relevant section regarding RFPs.

October 3, 2017 (decision by January 31, 2018)
January 3, 2018 (decision by April 30, 2018)

View current RFPs
Sustainable Cities
Long-Distance Animal Migration
Big Cats Conservation
Changing Polar Systems
Uncovering Human Origins in Asia and Africa
Documenting Human Migrations
Reducing Demand for Illegal Wildlife
Reducing Marine Plastic Pollution

Contact Us
The National Geographic Society, Grant Programs, cre@ngs.org

For more information on the National Geographic Grant Program

 

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.

 

Spokane River Forum 2017 Conference

November 14: Coeur d’Alene Lake Our Gem Symposium
November 15-16: Spokane River Forum Conference
The SRF Conference Agenda is now on line. Click here to view. If you haven’t already, register now.
Plenary and break-out sessions offer a variety of water resource, water quality, restoration and stewardship topics that highlight local, regional and national best practices. There is a mix of technical, policy and outreach presentations, assuring flexibility in attending sessions of most interest to participants.
Check the conference website for more information.

NSF Research Traineeship Program Limited Submission

The NRT is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training.

Proposals should ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. Priority research areas for the 2018 competition are Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) and Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS). (Note that the NRT program no longer has two tracks; the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) track has been separated as its own program.)

The full NRT program solicitation can be viewed at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18507/nsf18507.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click .

PLEASE NOTE: Any participation in an NRT proposal falls under the organizational limit, whether “serving as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on any proposal” (NSF 18-507, p 3). Therefore, anyone who intends to collaborate or subcontract on an NRT at another institution must submit a WSU preproposal in order to be considered for eligibility.

For the internal competition submission, you will need to complete the NSF – NRT Application. Please submit all documents to res.dev@wsu.edu by November 14, 2017. Full proposals will be due at NSF on February 6, 2018.

Safeguarding Idaho’s Economy in a Changing Climate

November 16 & 17, 2017
Join in on a two-day conversation about Idaho’s changing climate designed to explore market-based solutions for safeguarding Idaho’s economy, health, landscape and lifestyle.
The statewide summit will be held at Boise State University, Idaho State University (ISU), and the University of Idaho (UI), November 16 (8:30 AM to 5:00 PM) and 17 (8:30 AM to 3:00 PM), with a reception on Thursday evening from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Boise State University Stueckle Sky Center.
Agenda
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COUGS In Space Day with SpaceX and Blue Origin

Oct 25-27th, location to be announced

Space — the Final Frontier! Join alumni and other company representatives from BLUE ORIGIN and SPACEX to learn what it’s like to work in the space industry.
About the companies:
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.

Blue Origin is an American privately funded aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company set up by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos with its headquarters in Kent, Washington.

For more information and updates