Monday, July 6, 2015

Announcements of Opportunity

Announcements of Opportunity listed here include UMD student scholarship and fellowship opportunities as well as larger institution-wide funding announcements. Please advise the Council staff of any opportunities not included.

Additionally, federal and state grants are available on the following sites and routinely updated:

  • National Institute of Health (NIH)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

 




LIMITED SUBMISSION: NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs 4.20.2015

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

LIMITED SUBMISSION MEMO

 

To:                   Interested Faculty

From:               Tara Burke

Re:                   NSF – Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs)

Accelerating the Big Data Innovation ...

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U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center: Energy and Water

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001285

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting applications for the formation of a Consortium to pursue five identified R&D topics at the nexus of energy and water. These topics are:

1) Water use reduction at thermoelectric plants;

2) Treatment and management of non-traditional waters;

3) Improving sustainable hydropower design and operation;

4) Climate impact modeling, methods, and scenarios to support improved...

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Water for Agriculture Challenge Area

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Description:

NIFA initiates a new challenge area to address critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others in an agricultural context. Funding will be used to develop management practices, technologies, and tools for farmers, ranchers, forest owners and managers, public decision makers, public and private managers, and citizens to improve water resource quantity and quality. NIFA's approach will link social, economic, and ...

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SESYNC Undergraduate Opportunity

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

SESYNC Summer Internship Program 2015

Opportunity landing page: www.sesync.org/opportunities/education-undergraduate-internships/sesync-summer-internship-program-2015

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), funded through an award to the University of Maryland from the National Science Foundation, is accepting applications for its 2015 Undergraduate Summer Internship Program.

Interns in this program will spend the majority of their time working with mentors at...

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Environmental System Science

Friday, 1 August 2014

The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hereby announces its interest in receiving research applications for environmental system science. The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to improve the representation of terrestrial ecosystems and subsurface processes appropriate for advancing Earth system model capabilities, thereby improving the quality of climate model projections and providing the ...

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Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change

Friday, 1 August 2014

The goal of research funded under the interdisciplinary P2C2 solicitation is to utilize key geological, chemical, atmospheric (gas in ice cores), and biological records of climate system variability to provide insights into the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth's past climate variability, the sensitivity of Earth's climate system to changes in forcing, and the response of key components of the Earth system to these changes. Important scientific objectives of P2C2...

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Collaborative Research with SESYNC Postdocs

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) seeks Research Collaborators (PhD required) interested in mentoring incoming SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellows and co-developing socio-environmental synthesis research projects with them. Collaborators must have:

* demonstrated expertise in the social, natural, or computational sciences,

* sufficient research experience to provide substantive intellectual and methodological mentoring to Postdoctoral Fellows, and

* ideas...

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Sustainability Fund Applications 2014-2015 : New Deadlines

Friday, 1 August 2014

The University Sustainability Fund, supported by an undergraduate student fee, has been very successful in furthering campus sustainability projects. In May 2014, the University Sustainability Council approved changes to the Fund application deadline and review criteria for the 2014-2015 funding cycle. These pilot year changes are designed to expedite the review process and encourage a greater number of proposals from students and student groups. Approximately $350,000 will be available...

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EPA Funding Opportunity - Systems-Based Strategies to Improve The Nation’s Ability to Plan And Respond to Water Scarcity and Drought Due to Climate Change

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Synopsis of Program:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications that take a systems view to investigate how drought (seasonal and prolonged), exacerbated, by climate change, may impact surface water and groundwater quality and availability. EPA is interested in characterizing and predicting water quality as it relates to drought and subsequent drought-related events, such as changes in surface runoff and wildfire. The Agency is also seeking information on...

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Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program; Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, Multiple effects of ocean acidification and nutrient loading to coastal marine ecosystems

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The purpose of this document is to advise the public that NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CSCOR is soliciting research applications under the Coastal Hypoxia Research Program in conjunction with the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program for projects expected to last 3 years in duration. Research applications will focus on examining Ocean Acidification (OA) in the context of eutrophication, hypoxia and other stresses in coastal environments. This research will project regional impacts to economically important...

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Arctic Research Opportunities

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) invites investigators at U.S. organizations to submit proposals to conduct research about the Arctic. Arctic research includes field and modeling studies, data analysis, and synthesis about the arctic region.

The goal of the NSF Section for Arctic Sciences, Division of Polar Programs (PLR), is to gain a better understanding of the Arctic's physical, biological, geological, chemical, social and cultural processes; the interactions of oceanic,...

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