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Office of Research to Host Research Week October 21-25

Join the Office of Research for our third annual Research Week! This year, featured events include competitions for seed and travel funding, matchmaking flash talks, and workshops for faculty and graduate students. We will announce competition winners and recognize research achievements by faculty and staff during an awards ceremony and reception. All are welcome to come and take advantage of professional development and networking opportunities.

Check out the full schedule for Research Week.

 

Join us Wednesdays in October for CUAHSI’s Fall Cyberseminar Series: Emerging Advances in Hydrologic Education

Hosted by Emad Habib, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

With the increasing complexity in our natural and built systems, and with the recent advances in data and modeling technologies, hydrology educators recognize the need for providing learning experiences that address such challenges and opportunities. This Cyberseminar series will cover new developments that have emerged recently in the field of hydrology education, including: data and modeling-based learning experiences; use of active-learning pedagogies; development of open educational resources; digital and online education approaches; innovative methods for collaboration and sharing of learning resources; and water interdisciplinary curricula. The session highlights efforts at both undergraduate and graduate academic settings, as well as community and citizen-science engagements.
More information is available here.

All talks take place on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm ET.
Dates, Speakers, and Topics:

October 2, 2019: Citizen Science in Surface Hydrology; CrowdHydrology, FloodAware, and the Emerging Opportunity | Ben Ruddell (Northern Arizona University) 
October 9, 2019:
Teaching and Learning about Socio-Hydrological Systems in an Introductory Undergraduate Water Course | Cory Forbes (University of Nebraska – Lincoln)
October 16, 2019
: Challenges in Implementing Active Learning: Strategies for Reducing Student Resistance | Maura Borrego (University of Texas at Austin)
October 23, 2019: Collaborative development and sharing of learning resources in hydrology and water resources: experiences from the HydroLearn project | Emad Habib (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), Melissa Gallagher (University of Maine), David Tarboton (Utah State University), Dan Ames (BYU)
October 30, 2019: CUAHSI Virtual University: An experiment in interinstitutional graduate education | Steven P. Loheide (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Join Us!

All talks are free and open to the public, but you must register for the series in order to attend. Register here.

Can’t make it?

All of CUAHSI’s Cyberseminars are recorded and archived on our website for later viewing.

That’s So Water Meta! Workshop

2019 Annual Water Resources Conference | Salt Lake City, UT
November 3, 2019 | 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Learn options for sharing data, creating and applying metadata, and ensuring FAIR Data practices.
To Register 

  • If you are attending the AWRA Conference, register for the FREE Workshop here.
  • If you wish to attend the FREE workshop only, sign up using this form.

Please contact commgr@cuahsi.org with any questions.

William Julius Wilson Symposium for the Advancement of Social Justice

“The Quest for Environmental, Climate, Racial, and Economic Justice in the United States”

By Robert D. Bullard, Ph.D.

Wednesday, September 25

7:00 p.m. | Compton Union Building (CUB) Junior Ballroom, WSU Pullman

Widely regarded as the “father of environmental justice,” Robert D. Bullard has devoted decades to documenting the ills of social inequality and promoting equity in all its forms. He will be honored with WSU’s William Julius Wilson Award for the Advancement of Social Justice and will deliver the 2019 William Julius Wilson Symposium address.

Dr. Bullard is a distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University and the author of 18 books. His book Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality won the National Wildlife Federation Conservation Achievement Award in Science.

National public policy group Apolitical recently named him among the world’s “100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy,” and the Global Climate Change Summit listed him among 22 “Climate Trailblazers.”

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from and engage with this globally prominent thinker in social and environmental policy. Common Reading credit available.

Free for everyone. Non-Pullman audiences can watch online

Get more details

Data Carpentry Workshop, Oct 10-11, 2019

Data Carpentry introduces computational skills needed for effective data management and analysis, which can be used throughout researchers’ careers. This is a two-day workshop on October 10 + 11 that is open to grad students, staff, faculty, and researchers alike. No prior computing experience is required. Cost for participation is $25. We will cover data organization in spreadsheets, data cleaning with OpenRefine, and basic programming in R. Contact matthew.brousil@wsu.edu with questions. Workshop website: https://mbrousil.github.io/2019-10-10-wsu/

UCOWR/NIWR 2020 Water. Place. People. Call for Special Sessions

UCOWR/NIWR 2020    Water. Place. People.  Call for Special Sessions

The conference planning committee is pleased to invite special session proposals for the 2020 UCOWR/NIWR Water Resources Conference. These sessions are a vital part of the program, highlighting recent advances and transdisciplinary solutions to address complex water problems.

Those interested in organizing and hosting a special session should complete the online form at z.umn.edu/ucowr2020

Important Dates:
Proposal for special session due: Sep. 16, 2019
Special session acceptance: Oct. 2019
General call for abstracts: Oct. 2019
Abstracts due: Jan. 24, 2020
Abstract acceptance: Late Feb. 2020

General questions about the 2020 UCOWR/NIWR Conference can be directed to Karl Williard (williard@siu.edu), UCOWR.

OR Team Planning Grant

Interdisciplinary/Multi-disciplinary Teams
As funding agencies increasingly emphasize large multi-disciplinary programs to address global challenges, WSU seeks to identify new and existing centers that will focus on creative solutions. To support this initiative, the Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships (ORAP) invites multi-disciplinary faculty teams to submit planning grant applications.

The teams will compete for $50,000 plus a doctorial level research assistantship for the development their preliminary idea into an extramural center-type grant proposal. The research assistantship, provided by the Graduate School, will be for two semesters in support of this effort.

The competition will be a two-step process with a written application and a public presentation. Applications should focus on a major research question and the interdisciplinary/multi-disciplinary team convened around it. The goal of the planning grant is to enable the preparation of a competitive proposal for a major ($3M+) multidisciplinary center-type grant through team development and preliminary research. The target agency for this grant may be federal or non-federal.

Eligibility
WSU faculty in any discipline may serve as principal investigator or team member.

Timeline
Written Application Due                 October 1, 2019, 5:00pm
Research Week Presentations       October 22, 2019, 10:00am
Awards Announced                         October 24, 2019, 3:00pm

Award Details
A total of $50,000 plus one research assistant for two semesters will be awarded to a single team. Overhead or facilities/administrative costs do not apply. Proposal budgets will need to include personnel benefit costs if faculty or staff salary is included.

Application and Presentation Guidelines
Written application due date is October 1, 2019 at 5pm.
An interdisciplinary evaluation panel will review the written applications.

The application must include the following. All character counts include spaces:

  • Research Topic/Problem (8,000 max characters) – Define the major research focus or problem to be addressed by the team. Describe the significance or impact of the problem, and how it aligns with the targeted funding program.
  • Team and Management Plan (4,000 max characters) -Describe the proposed team, disciplinary expertise represented, and any previous collaborations (if applicable). Include a brief management plan.
  • Research Plan (10,000 max characters) – Describe the research plan or approach and the team’s integration of expertise into research activities. Include innovation(s) that will heighten proposal competitiveness and any preliminary research that must occur before proposal submission.
  • Funding Program (2,000 max characters) – Describe in detail the large, multidisciplinary major funding vehicle to which the team will submit its proposal. Describe the program’s fit for the team.
  • Budget – Indicate the budget items required to complete this planning grant and provide a brief description of how each item will support the project.
  • Biographical Sketches – Provide a 2 page biographical sketch for each key person listed above. Use the template provided.

Public Presentation
During Research Week 2019, the lead PI will be required to deliver a 10 minute presentation of the team’s concept to a public audience and the evaluation panel. A short question and answer period will follow each presentation. All team members are encouraged to attend to help field these questions. With input from the audience, the evaluators will use both the written application and the presentation to select the most promising and compelling project to receive the planning grant.
The winning team will be announced during the Research Week reception and awards ceremony on October 24.

Application Evaluation Criteria

Research Topic/Problem                           .20
Team and Management Plan                   .30
Research Plan                                             .30
Future Funding Program                           .20

Award Terms and Conditions
Any unencumbered funds remaining after the grant’s approved period of performance are to be returned to the Office of Research.
If the planning activities include human subjects, animals, and/or biosafety activities, the protocol letter of approval must be submitted to or.orap@wsu.edu before funds can be released.

Deliverables and Outcomes
The selected project team will work with the Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships (ORAP) in developing their external grant proposal.

Frequently Asked Questions
Please submit any questions to or.orap@wsu.edu using “Team Planning Grant Competition” in the subject line, or call Emily Brashear at (509) 335-7266.

Office of Research will host third annual Research Week in October

The Office of Research will host the third annual Research Week October 21-25. Research Week is dedicated to celebrating achievements, building partnerships, and pursuing new opportunities for research at WSU.
This year, featured events include a keynote address by Dmitri Petrov, professor of biology at Stanford University, the grand opening of the Center for Arts and Humanities, matchmaking flash talks, faculty and graduate student workshops, and seed grant competitions.
For more information or to see a schedule of events, visit the Research Week website or contact the Office of Research Advancement and Partnerships at or.orap@wsu.edu or 509-335-7266 for questions.

Upcoming RFP’s

Request for Applications

Apply for Grant

Posted Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Closing Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Other Due Dates:

  • Application Deadline Dates: See Program Area Priorities for additional information (See Part I, C of RFA)
  • Agricultural Innovation through Gene Editing – Letter of Intent required – Deadline: June 19, 2019
  • Agricultural Microbiomes – Letter of Intent required – Deadline: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Tactical Sciences for Agricultural Biosecurity – Letter of Intent required – Deadline: July 9, 2019
  • Inter-Disciplinary Engagement in Animal Systems (IDEAS) – Letter of Intent required – Deadline: June 20, 2019
  • All Conference Grants – Letter of Intent required -Letter of Intent Deadline: Minimum of 135 days before the conference begins

Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-AFRI-006772

Estimated Total Program Funding: $192,585,000