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CEREO Faculty Opportunities

Call for Presenters: Matchmaking for Interdisciplinary Collaboration

As part of the upcoming Research Week, the Office or Research will host two fast-paced
faculty-led interdisciplinary collaboration experiences. Our goal is to provide faculty the
opportunity to foster valuable interdisciplinary partnerships, highlight their research, and
inspire unique and innovative broader impacts across the university. We invite all faculty
interested in this opportunity to come meet, mingle, and share their work.

Session Description:
Tuesday, October 10th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Wednesday, October 11th, 10:30am-12:30pm
• Presenters will pitch their projects to colleagues in a short 1-3 slide/5-minute overview
that highlights the goals of their programs.
• Each session will feature 12-15 different presentations, providing diverse possibilities
for potential collaborations.
• Presentations will take place during the first half of each session followed by time for
presenters and attendees to mingle and exchange ideas and contact information over
refreshments.
Call for Presenters:
• We seek faculty from all colleges interested in presenting their projects to colleagues.
• If interested, please complete this Qualtrics survey to reserve your presentation space:
https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_56X94eP7HIxQd4V.
• Deadline: Thursday, September 7, 2017.

For questions, please contact Becky James (elizabeth.james@wsu.edu, 5-3822) or
Maureen Bonnefin (maureenb@wsu.edu, 5-0904) in the Office of Research Advancement
and Partnerships.

2017 WSU Research Week October 9-13

Join the Office of Research for a week of activities celebrating achievements and preparing for the future as we Drive for 25. Discover the means to advance your research, build new partnerships, and pursue new opportunities.

Monday Oct 9: Introduction & Review of WSU Research Initiatives Strategic Reallocation Projects’
Annual Review. (Chris Keane, VP Research)
Tuesday Oct 10: Intro to Office of Research Services
Matchmaking for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Wednesday Oct 11: Matchmaking for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Planning Your Research Career short & long-term goals
Thursday October 12: Alternative Funding: when Federal’s not an option
Working with Industry
Friday October 13: Getting the first grant – learn from winners
VPR Lecture – TBD
For questions, please contact emily.brashear@wsu.edu

NW Climate Science Center- Immediate Fellowship Opportunity

The NW Climate Science Center invites proposals from faculty at UW, BSU, UM, WSU and WWU for funding to support research by graduate students and post-docs in fields relating to understanding and addressing climate impacts on NW natural and cultural resources, and training of these NW CSC Fellows in the principles and practices of co-producing decision-relevant (“actionable”) science. Funding will be available as early as Fall 2017, to support research performed during the 17-18 academic year (at least through December 2017).

For details about the fellowship and how to apply, please click here.   Applications should be emailed to jacquem@wsu.edu- those received before 11 September 2017 will be given preference.

NSF/NSFC Joint Research on Environmental Sustainability Challenges

This call is for research proposals from joint U.S. – China teams in the environmental sustainability themes of:
“Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS: U.S.-China)”
1. Quantitative and computational modeling of a FEW system
2. Innovative human and technological solutions to critical FEW systems problems.
Every proposal must include the participation of researchers from at least one U.S. institution and at least one institution in China. The proposal submitted to NSF must conform to NSF proposal requirements as specified in NSF’s posted Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), and the matching proposal submitted to NSFC must conform to requirements posted by NSFC. NSF will fund the U.S. researchers of winning teams (up to a total of $500K for 4 years for each winning proposal), while NSFC will fund the China researchers of winning teams (up to a total of 3 million yuan for 4 years for each winning proposal). In total, no more than 7 joint NSF-NSFC project grants are expected to be funded. Each proposal must include a management plan that clearly specifies the role of team researchers from both the U.S. and China, and the mechanisms through which close collaboration will be assured. The management plan is not to exceed 3 pages and is to be included in the supplementary document file of the electronic submission.
Submission window is October 1 – October 20, 2017. The window closes at 5:00 pm submitter’s local time on October 20, 2017. More information on submittal procedures is posted at: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505338.
For more information

Two Postdoctoral Research Positions focusing on the Water-Energy- Climate Nexus in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

The positions will be located within the Pillar of Engineering Systems Design at
Singapore University of Technology and Design. Successful applicants will be
offered a 2-year position in Singapore and will collaborate with Dr. Stefano
Galelli (SUTD), Dr. Bikramjit Das (SUTD) and Dr. Paul Block (University of
Wisconsin-Madison).
Both positions are available starting March 1, 2018. Attractive working
conditions include a competitive compensation and an option to renew for a
third year. Applications will be evaluated until a suitable candidate is selected.
Interested candidates should send a 1 page letter on why they are motivated, CV,
and a list of publications to stefano_galelli@sutd.edu.sg
For more information

Renewable Resources Extension Act-National Focus Fund Projects (RREA-NFF)

The purpose of the grant program is to provide funds for pilot projects that: (1) Address emerging forest and rangeland resource issues, (2) Have national or regional relevancy, or (3) Develop new and innovative projects that can be replicated at other institutions.
Who is eligible to apply:
1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions
Request for Applications
Apply for Grant
Posted Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Closing Date: Monday, July 10, 2017
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-NIFA-OP-006359
Estimated Total Program Funding: $300,000
 

Software Carpentry Workshop

Software Carpentry is a hands-on workshop being hosted by the Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO), Center for Institutional Research Computing (CIRC), and Laboratory for Atmospheric Research (LAR). The two-day workshop will be held from August 16-17 and focuses on skills for computationally-intensive research.  Live exercises and tutorials will introduce a variety of topics including programming in Python, version control with Git, and task automation with the unix shell. No prior programming experience is needed! This workshop is ideal for incoming graduate students, or any researcher looking for more experience with Python.

Visit the workshop website here for additional information and registration details. Cost is $25, payable by credit card or WSU IRI. Flyer

 

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Regional Host Institution

Program: Sustainable Agriculture Program
Closing Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
The purpose of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program is to encourage research and outreach designed to increase knowledge concerning agricultural production systems that:
1.maintain and enhance the quality and productivity of the soil;
2.conserve soil, water, energy, natural resources, and fish and wildlife habitat;
3.maintain and enhance the quality of surface and ground water;
4.protect the health and safety of persons involved in the food and farm system;
5.promote the well-being of animals; and
6.increase employment opportunities in agriculture (7 U.S.C. 5801 and 5811).
For more information