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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

Register for the NW CASC’s Next Spring Skills-Building Webinar on May 7th

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center’s next Spring Skills-Building Webinar is coming up on Tuesday, May 7th at 11:00 AM (PT). Register now for “Knowledge to Action: The Role of Social Drivers in the Recovery of Bull Trout in a Changing Climate.” In this webinar, Dr. Jason Dunham from the U.S. Geological Survey will discuss his experience working at regional and local scales to engage stakeholders in decision-making around bull trout recovery, tracing the journey from knowledge to action.

WSU Sustainability Fair

The WSU Sustainability Fair is a way for WSU faculty, staff, and students and companies to promote and share sustainability focused research, projects, services, and products within the WSU community.  The fair will take place on April 22, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the WSU Compton Union Building (CUB) Senior Ballroom.

Events include:

11-12pm: Sustainability and Environmental Research Poster Session- this will showcase an array of sustainability-related projects going on at WSU, and we encourage faculty, students, and staff to come check out the range of on-going research, from sustainable designs, to communicating risk, to modeling the environment.  Plus, locally sourced desserts will be served afterwards!

12-1pm: Green Coug Awards– These awards take the time to appreciate the hard work that Cougs do to maintain a clean and healthy campus for the students of today and tomorrow.  Come watch your fellows receive their award from WSU President Kirk Shultz!


NUEC’19 Registration Scholarships Available. Applications due April 10th.

Awardees receive free conference registration!

Three registration scholarships (valued at approximately $650/each) will be awarded to individuals, one from each of the following categories:

  1. A Cooperative Extension System employee who would be a first-time attendee of the National Urban Extension Conference.
  2. A Land Grant University (LGU) Champion. This is an individual who works within a LGU, is not a full time Extension employee, and is an advocate / champion of the work / mission of Extension.
  3. An LGU “Partner”. This is someone working outside of, but directly with, Extension to achieve the LGU mission. This could be a community member, elected official, foundation or non-profit representative, or governmental organization staff partner.


For more information about the National Urban Extension Conference visit the conference website.

Stephanie Hampton, division director for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) to speak on current NSF opportunities

Thursday, March 28, 2019
1:30-2:30 PACCAR 202

“Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Sciences – Opportunities at the National Science Foundation”.
A reception will follow. Hampton is also a professor in WSU’s School of the Environment. She was tapped to serve as the DEB division director in May 2018.
Prior to her NSF appointment, Hampton served as the director of WSU’s Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach. Her research expertise includes aquatic science, statistical analysis, and environmental informatics. She has analyzed long-term ecological data collected from globally diverse waters such as Lake Baikal in Siberia and Lake Washington in Seattle. Together with collaborators, she has shown how lakes respond to municipal management practices like sewage diversion. Hampton also has helped demonstrate the effects of climate change on plankton – the basic building blocks of aquatic food webs.
To schedule a one-on-one meeting with Hampton before or after her talk, contact Emily Brashear by email at

Compass Science Communication Event: Thinking Story Like a Journalist

Wednesday, March 20
4:00-5:00 pm, University of Idaho Teaching and Learning Center room 122

Enjoy an opportunity to hear what makes a good story for science journalists. Learn how current events influence science journalism and join in a discussion about the challenges and opportunities for science in the media.
Meet and greet starts at 3:30 and continues after the event until 5:30. Refreshments available in lobby.

Journalist Bios

Green Coug Award

Nominations for the first annual Green Coug Awards are open! .  These awards take the time to appreciate the hard work that individuals and departments do to maintain a clean and healthy campus for students of today and tomorrow.  Green Cougs are always innovating to make our campus more environmentally sustainable.  Improvements come in the form of programs, system changes or events.

Please take the time to become a Green Coug or nominate someone you know has made a difference.  Instructions can be found at:  The awards will be handed out on Earth Day, April 22 at the 2019 Sustainability Fair in the CUB Senior Ballroom

Request for Proposals: Community Based Climate Change, Health & Equity strategy

The community-based strategy of The Kresge Foundation’s Climate Change, Health & Equity initiative is anchored by a multi-year effort that seeks to strengthen the leadership and effectiveness of community organizations working to implement policies and practices that improve climate resilience and reduce health risks equitably. Projects funded through the community-based strategy will advance the adoption and implementation of climate mitigation, climate adaptation and climate resilience policies and programs at the local, regional, and/or state levels that improve public health outcomes and drive investments to improve quality of life. This strategy will include a 14-month planning phase for roughly 12 to 15 sites, followed by a three-year implementation period. The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is 11:59 p.m. March 19, 2019.
To Apply

Kaplan Fund, J.M. [NY], Innovation Prize 2019

30 April 2019
We support social entrepreneurs across the United States who are spearheading game-changing solutions to our society’s most urgent challenges.
• Up to ten Prizes will be awarded to those ’ nonprofits and mission-driven for-profits ’ tackling our country’s most pressing needs through social innovation.
• Specifically, the Prize seeks to support innovation in the fields of:
o the environment (Protecting natural resources and reducing the impacts of climate change)
o heritage conservation (Conserving the places that communities care about most)
o social justice (Supporting just alternatives and reforms to the criminal justice and immigration systems)
The Prize is particularly designed for early stage ideas being piloted or prototyped by dynamic visionaries.
$175,000, Individuals or teams.

About the 2019 J.M.K. Innovation Prize