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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.
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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

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.

Full Proposal Deadline Date (received by 5 p.m. local time of applicant’s mailing address)
October 23, 2017 Life Sciences, Geosciences
October 24, 2017 Computer and information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Materials
Research
October 26, 2017 Psychology, Social Sciences, STEM Education and Learning
October 27, 2017 Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy

For more information

The Molly K. Macauley Award for Research Innovation and Advanced Analytics for Policy

Short Pre-Proposals due December 5, 2017
(Invited) Final Proposals due February 28, 2018
seeking proposals for new research that will support and enhance the activities of the Consortium for the Valuation of Applications Benefits Linked to Earth Science (VALUABLES), a new consortium at RFF made possible through a partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). VALUABLES is focused on advancing innovative uses of existing methods and developing new techniques for valuing the information provided by Earth observations, especially those derived from satellites and aircraft.

For more information and to submit

CEREO Roundtable Discussion- 20 October 2017 12:00-1:30pm, PACCAR 305

CEREO is hosting an open roundtable discussion on October 20, 2017 at 12:00-1:30pm, PACCAR 305 to assess possibilities for collaboration and funding in the area of plant-microbe interactions. This discussion will be led by Dr. Maren Friesen, a new Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences. If you are planning on attending, please RSVP Jacqueline McCabe jacquem@wsu.edu by Friday October 13 5:00pm, as we will be providing a light lunch.

 

Scientific Assistant Position: Washington State University, Stable Isotope Core Laboratory

Assist the laboratory manager for the WSU stable isotope core facility. Help develop innovative approaches and methodologies in stable isotope analyses. Interact with the Laboratory Information Management database. Maintain facility web page. Ensure satisfactory operation of specialized research equipment to serve needs of the facility. Train personnel in preparation of samples and equipment usage. Supervise student workers. Maintain lab inventory and make lab orders. Implement laboratory QA/QC and safety protocols. In addition, the incumbent performs routine maintenance on specialized research equipment; analyzes and interprets initial equipment output; and schedules lab resources to process tasks at hand. This position supervises and delegates responsibilities to student workers in the laboratory.
To view the full description and apply online visit: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/33810