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:
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Friday, 4 October 2013
Applications are now being accepted to the university Sustainability Fund for this academic year. The goal of the Fund is to provide grants for projects that promote sustainability and positively impact the student experience at UMD. The Fund will allocate money to projects that increase the use of renewable energy on campus and/or in the local community, increase the energy efficiency of our facilities, reduce the amount of waste created and material resources used on campus, ...
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
The consequences of climate variability and change are becoming more immediate and profound than previously anticipated. Over recent decades, the world has witnessed the onset of prolonged droughts on several continents, increased frequency of floods, loss of agricultural and ...
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)-a nationally-recognized
University of Maryland research center-seeks proposals for collaborative synthesis
projects that address critical socio-environmental questions at the interface of
biodiversity and ecosystem services. This opportunity is co-offered by the Helmholtz
Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Synthesis Centre (sDiv) within the
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research...
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Funding Opportunity Title: Climate Program Office FY 2014
Announcement Type: Initial
Funding Opportunity Number: NOAA-OAR-CPO-2014-2003692
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.431, Climate and Atmospheric Research
NOAA is accepting individual applications for nine competitions, organized around the Climate Program Office's Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM); Earth System Science (ESS); Modeling, Analysis,...