CEREO is helping organize a tri-state workshop to catalyze new collaborations between Washington State University (WSU), University of Idaho (UI) and Oregon State University (OSU) faculty around food-energy-water (FEW) nexus issues.  Initiated by the Vice Presidents for Research (VPRs), this 1.5 day workshop will bring together a cohort of 3-5 multi-institutional research teams.  Workshop time will be devoted to helping teams hone their research ideas, plan strategies for funding, and interact with the broader cohort to develop a wider collaborative, potentially complementary, network.

Researchers interested in this workshop opportunity are invited to submit 1-page proposals for convening a multi-institutional team to gather at the Tri-State FEW Workshop. Successful proposals will present: 1) a compelling vision for interdisciplinary FEW research; 2) specific funding targets (e.g. National Science Foundation INFEWS program, DOE Energy-Water, USDA NIFA Water for Agriculture, or others); 3) a multi-institutional team with confirmed participation by key individuals, and; 4) a tractable timeline for achieving research goals, including the manner in which the workshop will further the goals. The Lead Principal Investigator(s) should append a 2-page CV that includes his/her most relevant publications or other products in the past 5 years, and his/her most relevant funding in the past 5 years. Research teams must involve confirmed participants from more than one institution, and are encouraged to be as inclusive as possible. Participants from other institutions also may be named.

Travel and lodging costs will be covered by university VPRs, and limited additional funds will be available to support travel and activities that bring together teams outside of the workshop timeframe.

Proposals should be submitted to res.dev@wsu.edu by 15 February 2017.

For more information, contact:
WSU Stephanie Hampton s.hampton@wsu.edu