Thursday, April 24, 2014

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:

 




ROSES 2014: Ocean Salinity Field Campaign

Thursday, 27 March 2014

This program element is to select additional members to the ongoing NASA Ocean Salinity Science Team for a 2015-16 Ocean Salinity Field Campaign in support of the science of the U.S./Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales (CONAE) Aquarius/Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC)-D mission and joint Aquarius/SAC-D Science Team. This field campaign will be known as the second Salinity Processes in the Upper-Ocean Regional Study (SPURS-2). The planned work coincides...

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ROSES 2014: Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry: Ocean Color Remote Sensing Vicarious (In Situ) Calibration Instruments

Thursday, 27 March 2014

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is seeking ways to provide or develop in situ vicarious calibration instruments, systems, and approaches for a future mission’s ocean color instrument. "Vicarious" calibration for ocean color refers to a final bias adjustment to the calibrated, spectral, top-of-atmosphere radiances observed by an ocean color instrument.
 
The deliverable is an in situ vicarious calibration capability for maintaining global...

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Call for Applications: PSE Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants

Friday, 7 March 2014

The Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland is inviting applications for graduate student research and travel grants. Students studying the relationship between society and the natural environment are encouraged to apply for funding, which can be used to support field research or the presentation of research papers at conferences. The proposed research or presentation must be related to the PSE’s mission to encourage research on the social side of the...

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2014 Moore/Sloan Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowships

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

We seek outstanding interdisciplinary researchers with expertise in the methods of data science and in a physical, life, or social science.

The fellowships are part of a multi-year partnership between the University of Washington, University of California at Berkeley, and New York University and are funded jointly by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The program recognizes that rapid advances in our ability to acquire and generate data are...

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Data-Intensive Analysis & Modeling for Socio-Environmental Synthesis

Thursday, 21 November 2013

The landscape of socio-environmental research is evolving. Understanding the factors and processes that influence the dynamics of coupled socio-environmental systems (SESs) requires research that harnesses a diversity of data sources and types (quantitative and qualitative) for use with sophisticated analytical and modeling tools. Consequently, data-intensive analytic and modeling approaches have emerged as critical needs for supporting socio-environmental research.

The National...

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Securing Water For Food: A Grand Challenge For Development

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Water scarcity is one of the most pressing development challenges of the early 21st century. Approximately 2.8 billion people live in river basins impacted by water scarcity. Experts estimate that between 2000 and 2050, water demand is projected to increase by 55% globally, meaning that the number of people impacted by water scarcity will continue to rise. What's more is that 70% of all global water use occurs in the food value chain. In short, we must urgently find solutions that allow...

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SESYNC Science Communication Fellowship

Friday, 15 November 2013

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at the University of Maryland seeks applications from motivated science communicators for fellowships that tackle the significant—and vital—cultural challenge of bringing science to life for a broad audience. This new fellowship program is intended to offer science communicators the opportunity to produce content informed by interactions with the diverse transdisciplinary research teams working at...

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Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

Friday, 15 November 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment. Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods to characterize and quantitate biochemical markers that are relevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.  The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately...

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EPA Grant: Indoor Air and Climate Change

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to improve understanding of the effects of climate change on indoor air quality and the resulting health effects. EPA is interested in supporting research that will explore the anticipated effects of climate change on indoor air quality directly through a variety of mechanisms, and indirectly through adaptations in building use and design. This...

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NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program

Friday, 1 November 2013

NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2014-2015 academic year.  This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines.  The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines...

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Global Innovation Initiative

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The governments of the United States and the United Kingdom launched today the Global Innovation Initiative,a new higher education grant competition created to strengthen higher education research partnerships between the United States, the United Kingdom and four other countries: Brazil, China, India, and Indonesia. This initiative will provide exciting grant opportunities for post-secondary educational partnerships on topics of global significance in the following four science, technology,...

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