Sunday, August 31, 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)

 




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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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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