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CEREO Faculty Opportunities

NIH ‘s Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01) funding opportunity

Internal Deadline: If you are interested please e-mail before November 20, 2015
Agency Deadline: Letter of Intent 1/26/15
Agency Deadline: Application 2/26/15

NIEHS intends to commit $3.0 million per year in fiscal years 2017, 2018, and 2019 to fund 5-6 awards each year. For most applications, the budget for direct costs should be limited to $250,000 per year, plus the portion of the additional $250,000 budget for career enhancement which will be distributed over a 5-year award period. Note: the $250,000 career enhancement budget will be distributed over a 5-year period but does not have to be distributed evenly across each year. With strong justification, research projects which have inherently higher costs may request direct costs of up to $400,000 per year, plus career enhancement. In no year may the total direct cost budget (research plus career enhancement) exceed $475,000 per year. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.


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NEA‘s The Big Read funding opportunity

Internal Deadline: 12/4/15
Agency Deadline: 1/27/15
Amount: $5000-$20,000

These grants are Federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (CFDA No. 45.024: Promotion of the Arts_Awards to Organizations and Individuals) and may be used for such expenses as book purchases, speaker fees and travel, salaries, promotion, and venue rental. Grants must be matched 1 to 1 with nonfederal funds such as staff salaries and wages, private grants, in-kind contributions, and earned revenues. Approximately 75 organizations will be selected for grants from $5,000 to $20,000. All organizations receiving a grant must conduct activities between September 1, 2016–June 30, 2017.

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Ken Weiss Presents – Beyond 7 Billion: Why an environmental reporter decided to write about population growth

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ken Weiss set off across Asia and Africa asking the question:  “Can we live within our means on this planet?” He wanted to determine if the rise in human population was a significant factor in global sustainability. The answers he found took him by surprise and lead this longtime environmental reporter in directions he never anticipated. His initial findings were reported in the Beyond 7 Billion series in the Los Angeles Times. He takes us on a multi-media tour of his travels to look at the causes and consequences of rapid population growth.

The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 20 at 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the Honors Hall Lounge, Room 110. A small reception with light refreshments will also be offered at 5pm.

For more information about Ken Weiss, click HERE.

Pulling Back the Curtain: A behind-the-scenes look at the changing world of journalists

Leading journalists will discuss how the media are changing, and what it means for communicating science to the public and policymakers. In short, what’s hot and what’s not?! They will share personal perspectives on how to get your stories told, what makes a good science story, and “do’s” and “don’ts” of dealing with journalists. This lively session will encourage Q&A.

Participants: Nancy Baron (moderator), Ashley Ahearn, Jeff Burnside, David Malakoff, Ken Weiss. Click HERE for panelist biographies.

The event will take place on Wednesday, October 21 5:30-6:30 pm in the Honors Hall Lounge, Room 110. Light refreshments will be served at 5pm.


Data Carpentry Workshop

CEREO is offering a  Data Carpentry Workshop , the workshop will take a train-the-trainers approach so that trainees emerge from the multi-day workshop with some basic computing skills that will ease environmental research (e.g. how to get the data you want out of a data logger or big repository without crashing your desktop computer!) some of the trainees could possibly even receive additional preparation to become Carpentry instructors themselves.

These Workshops fill fast, so be sure to register soon.

Register Here

Bustad Hall, Room 145, Washington State University
Starts Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 8:00am
Closes Friday. May 15, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Water Resources Competitive Grants Program

Water Resources Competitive Grants Program Applications due July 17, 2015

The purpose of this grant is to stimulate investigation and analysis that develops and effectively communicates reasoned and practical alternatives to select challenges facing the Nation’s water resources as well as alternatives to deal with these challenges.  Grant proposals may request up to $200,000 in federal funds, but proposals for lesser amounts are encouraged (read more)