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Post Doc Position at WSU Mt. Vernon

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Department of Plant Pathology at Washington State University (WSU) to work on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in onion and carrot production in the Columbia Basin of Washington
Start date: 1 October 2015 or until a suitable candidate is identified

To apply: Submit to Dr. Lindsey du Toit (  and all of the following by email ( or regular mail (WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-4768):

1. a letter of application
2. curriculum vitae
3. academic transcripts
4. examples of two peer-reviewed publications
5. three letters of reference


William Wiley Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship

Looking for high-performing, newly graduated, junior Ph.D. scientists who have the potential to become full-time scientific staff at EMSL. The fellowship honors the distinguished career of Dr. William Wiley, the former director of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and visionary leader of EMSL

The deadline for applications is December 11, 2015.
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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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USDA Climate Hubs Fellows Program (CHFP)

The mission of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Regional Hubs for Risk Adaption and Mitigation to Climate Change (Climate Hubs) is to develop and deliver science-based, region-specific information and technologies to agricultural and natural resource managers that enable climate-smart decision-making, and to provide access to assistance that will enable land managers to implement those decisions.

For more Climate Hubs Fellows Program Description on program

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.