Tuesday, July 22, 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:

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

 




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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National Science Foundation's Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Hazards SEES is a program involving multiple NSF Directorates and Offices (CISE, ENG, GEO, MPS, OIIA, and SBE) that seeks to: (1) advance understanding of the fundamental processes associated with specific natural hazards and technological hazards linked to natural phenomena, and their interactions; (2) better understand the causes, interdependences, impacts, and cumulative effects of these hazards on individuals, the natural and built environment, and society as a whole; and (3) improve...

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Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to engage early career individuals in the processes that inform U.S. science and technology policy. Fellows obtain essential skills and knowledge needed to work in science and technology policy at the federal, state, or local level.

The Gulf Research Program will host a Christine Mirzayan Fellow in 2015, so we encourage you to spread the word among potential candidates. The Fellow will be part...

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NIST to Establish New Centers of Excellence for Work in Forensics, Disaster Resilience

Monday, 16 June 2014

 

Officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced plans to establish two new research Centers of Excellence to work with academia and industry on issues in forensic science and disaster resilience.

northridge quake damage
Need for disaster resilience planning: The Northridge, Calif., earthquake of January 17, 1994, resulted in significant damage to the community’s infrastructure, including
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GoMRI Request for Proposals for Individual Investigators or Small Collaborative Teams for 2016-2018

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

 Live in one of the Gulf Coast states? Apply for the GOMRI Request for Proposals in mid-November 2014 to receive funding for a two-year project. The purpose of the RFP is to select the research activities for GoMRI Years 6–8 (1 January 2016 – 31 December 2018) involving individual investigators or collaborative efforts comprising a principal investigator and up to three co-principal investigators. The total funds available for distribution through the 2016-2018 GoMRI ...

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Data-Intensive Analysis and/or Modeling for Socio-Environmental Synthesis

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The national Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites proposals for data-intensive analysis and/or modeling projects that advance socio-environmental synthesis research. This funding opportunity covers two types of projects: 

  • The pursuit of novel, question-driven and synthetic research into linkages between social and environmental system dynamics that would not be otherwise possible without the use of computationally-intensive data analysis and/or modeling;
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2014 International Opportunities Fund: Call for Proposals on Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability

Thursday, 29 May 2014

There has been a call to action for researchers to develop sustainable endeavors to save the Arctic as it experiences rapid climate and social changes with increasing temperatures.

The Belmont Forum seeks to bring together integrated teams of natural scientists, social scientists, and stakeholders to develop projects that utilize existing Arctic observing systems, datasets and models to evaluate key sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Arctic region across one or more of ...

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Pacific-American Climate Fund

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Is your organization located in the Pacific Islands? Is climate change affecting your business? Seek funding to combat climate change from the Partners for Global Research and Development (PGRD)! PGRD, in collaboration with URS Corporation, manages the grants facility on behalf of USAID to strengthen the resiliency of vulnerable communities in Pacific island countries to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change. In addition, PGRD provides managerial and financial capacity-building...

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Sustainability Fund 2014-15

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The University Sustainability Fund application process will undergo a few changes for the 2014-2015 funding cycle.
The Sustainability Council has approved piloting the following recommendations:
 
Starting in fall 2014, applications for the Fund from faculty, staff, and students will be due October 1st. There will also be an extended deadline for student applications of January 1st. This will be a pilot program for 2014-2015 and involves the following:
-October 1st...

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