Awards and Opportunities - CEDD
|posted Mar. 22, 2012||Boston University begins offering a Global Ecology Education (GEE) Graduate Certificate|
|posted Nov. 1, 2012||New Ph.D. Program in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability at Northern Arizona University|
|posted Jan. 3, 2013||Graduate Opportunities for Environmental Students at Bard College|
|due Jan. 18, 2013||Washington Biologists' Field Club 2013 Research Awards|
|due Jan. 28||AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award|
|due Feb. 29||22nd International Children's Painting Competition|
|multiple deadlines||Research Associateship Programs, National Research Council of the National Academies|
Global Ecology explores and reveals the network of connections over vast distances on the planet, including the phycological foundation of the biosphere, bacteria as a global superorganism, the dominance of microbial-based symbiotic systems in biomes and ecosystems, life as a geological force, and global climate changes. The program is unique also by incorporating an education emphasis, wherein participants -- practicing or emerging teachers, informal science educators and designers, environmental advocates, ecology and geoscience researchers/students -- can gain important pedagogical knowledge and practice so as to be improved communicators and educators. The Certificate can be a stepping stone to the Masters of Science Education, Global Ecology track at Boston University or at another institution. The program builds upon the ideas and concepts of the early 19th century field-based scientist/thinker Alexander von Humboldt and seeks to foster a greater geoscience literacy. For more information, see http://globalecologyeducation.weebly.com/ and contact Professor Douglas Zook, Global Ecology Education Program Director, Boston University SED, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new Ph.D. in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability Northern Arizona University (NAU) will help produce a new generation of leaders and professionals in this high-need area. The program welcomed 9 new students in its first cohort for fall 2012.
Discovering environmental solutions requires scientific expertise plus a creative, interdisciplinary perspective. An innovative Ph.D. in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability will ground students in environmental sciences, policy and engineering while also preparing them to communicate with policy makers, business leaders and the public.
Students will choose from three emphases: climate and landscape change, earth and planetary systems, and engineering sustainable systems. A fourth emphasis in the general area of sustainability for curriculum, service learning and community engagement is expected within one year. Preferred applicants will hold a master’s degree in a related discipline.
This interdisciplinary program stresses a mastery of quantitative science and a deep understanding of the economic and social contexts underlying today’s environmental issues, along with the policy sophistication to mobilize scientific knowledge effectively. Graduates will hold competitive advantages for positions in government, industry and academia.
For more information, go to http://nau.edu/CEFNS/NatSci/SESES/Degrees-Programs/Graduate/PhD-Earth-Sciences-Environmental-Sustainability/.
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy and the Bard MBA in Sustainability are looking for motivated students who are ready to embark on an exciting educational journey. Our students come from a variety of academic disciplines, and they bring to Bard a passion about their future role as environmental and business leaders. Interdisciplinary course work, faculty-student mentorships, and professional hands-on experiences provide the platform students need to succeed academically and professionally. Both Bard CEP and Bard MBA offer competitive merit fellowships, project assistantships, and campus employment opportunities for qualified candidates.
The Bard MBA in Sustainability focuses on the business case for sustainability. We train students to see how firms can integrate economic, environmental, and social objectives, the triple bottom line, to create successful businesses that build a more sustainable world. Graduates of the Bard MBA Program will transform existing companies, start their own businesses, and pioneer new ways of operating that meet human needs, while protecting and restoring the earth’s natural systems. The Bard MBA is a low-residency program structured around “weekend intensives” with regular online instruction between these residencies. Five of these intensives are held each term: four in the heart of New York City and one in the Hudson Valley. Residencies take place over four days, beginning Friday morning, and ending Monday afternoon.
Degrees: MBA in Sustainability
The Bard Center for Environmental Policy believes that to solve environmental challenges and achieve sustainability in our institutions and in society, government and business policies must be grounded in the best available science. Bard CEP’s cohort-based program and intensive, campus-based, first-year curriculum require students to synthesize information from a range of disciplines and sources. The emphasis on science-based policy enables students to progress from knowledge of the issues to the formulation of feasible, effective policy responses. Distinctive program features include a modular approach to course work; close student-faculty interaction; professional internships; practical training in geographic information systems (GIS), statistics, leadership, and communication strategies; and research opportunities created to fit student interests.
Degrees: MS in Environmental Policy; MS in Climate Science and Policy
Purpose: The Washington Biologists’ Field Club, first organized in 1900, annually provides competitive grants to support research on the natural history of the Potomac Basin. The WBFC encourages inventories of targeted taxa [e.g. rotifers, tardigrades, mites, mosses, annelids & nematodes (free-living, and plant and animal parasites). Research projects that focus on increasing knowledge of organisms occurring on Plummers Island (in the Potomac River below the American Legion Bridge) are generally given priority. Recent grants have supported studies of turtles, fish, insects, marsh vegetation, and terrestrial flora throughout the Potomac River Basin. Proposals on a broad range of natural history topics are appropriate. Projects that consider aspects of systematics, biodiversity, ecology, or environmental issues are of particular interest to the WBFC.
More information here: www.pwrc.usgs.gov/resshow/perry/bios/WBFCHome.htm.
Eligibility: Applications are accepted from individuals qualified to perform the proposed research. Applicants who are not members of WBFC are required to obtain sponsorship and a letter of support from a member. A list of sponsors may be obtained from at the club’s web site (click on the link, “Research Awards Announcement”). The sponsoring member need not be involved in the applicant’s research or the publication of results, but must be familiar with applicant’s scientific abilities, credentials, integrity, and proposed research. The sponsor also must be willing to serve as liaison between the grant recipient and the WBFC during the term of the award.
Financial information: Grants vary in amount, depending on the needs and nature of the project, but typically do not exceed $3000 per year. Funds may be used for travel to study sites, actual field expenses, honoraria for assistants, and cost of specialized equipment and tests. Additional funds may be available for proposals directed at targeted taxa. Principal Investigator’s salary, publication costs, and overhead or administrative costs are not supported.
Duration: Grants are officially awarded for one year, but applicants have a two-year window in which to spend the funds, after which they revert to the WBFC.
Application procedure: An application consists of (1) a concise 500-word description of the project, including an explanation of the project, scientific significance, and relevance to the Potomac Basin; (2) an itemized budget listing anticipated expenses and providing explanatory notes where appropriate; (3) a time table that includes an anticipated spending schedule and a completion date; (4) a curriculum vitae of the applicant, including educational background and a list of publications; and (5) a letter of support directly from a sponsoring member. These items should be sent as a single electronic file, although the letter of support may be sent separately. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the letter of support arrives before the deadline. Parts 4 & 5 are not required for applications from members.
Responsibilities: A status report summarizing project activities is required one year after the grant is awarded, and a final report must be submitted to the WBFC when the study is completed. Publication of results should acknowledge WBFC support, and a PDF of the publication provided to the Chair of the Research Committee. It is the responsibility of the grantee to obtain all appropriate permits. Voucher specimens should be deposited in an appropriate institution.
Submission: Applications and letters of support should be submitted (preferably by email), to:
Neal Woodman, Chair of WBFC Research Committee
Washington Biologists’ Field Club
c/o Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012
National Museum of Natural History, MRC 111
Washington, DC 20013-7012
The deadline for submissions is January 18, 2013. You should receive an e-mail acknowledging that your application has been received. Applications will be reviewed immediately following the deadline, and applicants should receive notification of the status of their proposals by the end of February.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award. This award recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences who have demonstrated initiative and leadership in science policy. Recipients receive first-hand experience at the interface of science and public policy.
The 2013 award is open to U.S. citizens enrolled in a graduate degree program in the biological sciences, science education, or a closely allied field. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to science policy and/or science education policy. Prior EPPLA winners and AIBS science policy interns/fellows are not eligible.
Applications are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, 28 January 2013. The award application can be downloaded at http://www.aibs.org/public-policy/eppla.html.
The International Children's Painting Competition is organized annually by the UNEP and the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation. The theme of the 22nd painting competition will be " Water" and participants will have until 29 February 2013 to submit their entries. The selection process will be done in two stages; the regional selection which will be done by UNEP Regional Offices and their partners, and the global selection which will be done by UNEP and its partners, Foundation for Global peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation.
For more details on the Competition please visit : http://unep.org/tunza/children/int_comp.aspx
Research Associateship Programs
Opportunities for graduate, postdoctoral and senior research in all areas of science and engineering
Detailed program information, including instructions on how to apply online, is available on the NRC Web site at:www.nationalacademies.org/rap
Applicants must contact Advisor(s) at the Lab(s) prior to application deadline to discuss research interests and funding possibilities.
Questions should be directed to the:
National Research Council
TEL: (202) 334-2760
Qualified applicants will be reviewed without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex or national origin.