January 2009 Announcements
- Funding Opportunity: Georgia Sea Grant
For the 2010-2012 funding cycle, Georgia Sea Grant is soliciting research proposals that
address coastal development issues.
For this competition, Georgia Sea Grant will support two-year research projects in both natural
science and social sciences so as to bring together research, management and policy sectors to
foster the development of economic opportunities that promote healthy communities that are
economically and socially inclusive, supported by diverse, balanced, and vibrant economies and
function within the carrying capacity of the coastal ecosystems and energy resources. Sea Grant will
support research and accompanying education and outreach activities that lead communities to adopt
policies for the design of buildings and communities that are safer, more energy efficient, resilient to
coastal hazards and maximize ecosystem services. The anticipated funding range is $40,000 to
$70,000 per year. The deadline for pre-proposals is February 25th, 2009. View the RFP here.
- Funding Opportunity: Coastal Incentive Grant (Georgia Coastal Management Program)
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division, solicits proposals for Coastal Incentive Grants awarded under the Georgia Coastal Management Program. This Request for Proposals solicits projects that are: 1) related to the themes identified by the Coastal Advisory Council (CAC) for the Cycle XII awards; or 2) deemed by a local government to be a project of “Critical Local Need.” Note that proposals are due on January 28th, 2009. The full RFP is available here.
- New Position: Georgia Sea Grant Assistant Directorship
The Georgia Sea Grant College Program seeks applicants to fill a new Assistant Director position. The qualified candidate should be an innovative leader with broad programmatic vision and enthusiasm for leadership as well as program implementation, integration and assessment. Georgia Sea Grant supports research, education and marine extension to help people understand, reap benefits from, and wisely manage coastal communities, economies and natural resources. The application deadline is January 15th, 2009. View the full announcement here.
- Funding Opportunity: Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (NSF)
This National Science Foundation program supports studies of: (1) the changing aspects of life, ecology, environments, and biogeography in past geologic time based on fossil plants, animals, and microbes; (2) all aspects of the Earth’s sedimentary carapace — insights into geological processes recorded in its historical records and rich organic and inorganic resources locked in rock sequences; (3) the science of dating and measuring the time sequence of events and rates of geological processes of the Earth’s past sedimentary and biological record; (4) the geologic record of the production, transportation, and deposition of physical and chemical sediments; and (5) understanding the complexities of Earth's deep time climate systems.
The Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Program especially encourages integrative studies at the national and international levels that seek to link subdisciplines, such as paleoclimatology, paleogeography, and paleoenvironmental and paleoecologic reconstructions. Deadline: January 16 or July 16, annually. http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2006/nsf06565/nsf06565.htm
- Postdoctoral Fellowship: Postdoctoral Scholar Program at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Eighteen-month Postdoctoral Scholar awards are offered annually to recipients of new or recent doctorates in the fields of chemistry, engineering, geology, geophysics, mathematics, meteorology, physics, and biology as well as oceanography. Applicants must have received their doctoral degree within the past 2-3 years. Recipients of the 2009-2010 awards will receive a stipend of $55,000 per year for an 18 month appointment, plus a relocation allowance. All appointees are eligible for group health and dental insurance. In addition, limited support is available for travel expenses, equipment, supplies and special services. Deadline: January 15th, annually. http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=8021
- Postgraduate Fellowships: Coastal Management, NOAA
The Coastal Management Fellowship Program gives postgraduate students an opportunity for on-the-job education and training in coastal resource management and policy, and giving state coastal zone management programs assistance with specific projects. The two-year opportunity matches students interested in state coastal zone management programs with state programs that need their talents and skills, increasing the pool of qualified and trained future coastal zone managers in the process.
Once they are selected and placed, fellows receive a salary (currently $34,000 per year), a benefits package (health insurance and worker’s compensation), moving expenses of up to $2,000, and stipends of up to $3,500 for travel to professional development conferences and meetings. In the second year of the fellowship, a locality pay factor may be added to the salary, depending on the location of the fellowship.
For the 2009 fellowship, applicants must complete a master's, doctoral, or professional degree between January 1, 2008, and July 31, 2009, to be eligible. A broad range of degrees are applicable. Previous fellows have had degrees in environmental studies, natural resource management, marine affairs, marine science, geology, public affairs, and regional land management. The most important prerequisite is an interest in state-level coastal issues. Deadline: January 26, 2009. http://www.csc.noaa.gov/cms/fellows.html
- Funding Opportunity: Interagency Working Group on Ocean Partnerships (Office of Naval Research, Dept of Defense)
On behalf of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) and the President's Interagency Committee on Ocean Science and Resource Management Integration (ICOSRMI), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) solicits research proposals to improve wind/wave predictions; develop sensors for measurement of biological, bio-optical or chemical properties of the ocean; and improve tropical cyclone intensity forecasting. Team efforts are required involving at two of the three sectors: academia, industry and government (including state and local). Up to $21.5 Million over four years may be available for this solicitation, subject to appropriation and final approval by the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Partnerships (IWG-OP) of the ICOSRMI. Deadline: February 11, 2009. http://www.onr.navy.mil/02/baa/docs/ONRBAA09-012.pdf
- Funding Opportunity: Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program
The National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR), in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey, issues a call for proposals for the 2009 National Competitive Grants Program on the topics of water supply and water availability, including investigations of possible new sources of supply, improvement of impaired waters to usable quality, conservation of existing sources, and limiting growth in demand. Proposals are sought in not only the physical dimensions of supply and demand, but also quality trends in raw water supplies; the role of economics and institutions in water supply and demand; institutional arrangements for tracking and reporting water supply and availability; and institutional arrangements for coping with extreme hydrologic conditions.
Research funding is awarded by congressional appropriation to the Water Resources Institutes through the U.S. Geological Survey/Department of Interior. Any investigator at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply for the grant. Proposals may be for projects of one to three years in duration and may request up to $250,000 in federal funds. Successful applicants must match each dollar of the federal grant with one dollar from non-federal sources. Deadline: February 11, 2009. https://niwr.net/
- Funding Opportunity: Community Action for a Renewed Environment (EPA)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) solicits project proposals for the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program. CARE is designed to help communities understand and reduce risks due to toxic pollutants and environmental concerns from all sources. Generally, a project must address the causes, effects, extent, prevention, reduction, and elimination of water pollution, solid/hazardous waste pollution, air pollution, toxic substances control, pesticide control, or ocean dumping. EPA CARE cooperative agreements are awarded under various EPA statutory authorities as detailed in the full Request for Proposals (RFP) (see above url). Most, but not all, of the following activities are supported: “research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, and studies.”
The EPA anticipates awards of between 5 and 10 Level I cooperative agreements ranging in approximate value from $75,000 to $100,000 with a maximum value of $100,000; and between 6 and 8 Level II cooperative agreements ranging in approximate value from $150,000 to $300,000, with a maximum value of $300,000. CARE cooperative agreements are intended to last for two years. Deadline: March 16, 2009. http://www.epa.gov/air/grants/09-02.pdf
- Project of Interest: Hammock Research (Georgia Coastal Ecosystems - LTER)
As part of the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research Project, a number of back-barrier islands have been visited by teams of researchers aiming to understand the physical and biological processes of these coastal uplands. Please visit Focus Area: Marsh Hammocks to view summaries of the ongoing research project.
- Call for Abstracts: Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting
The North Central Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists is pleased to be hosting the Society's 30th annual meeting in Madison, WI with partners the Wisconsin Wetlands Association and the Wetland Biogeochemistry Symposium. The meeting will be held June 21-26, 2009 at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center. The 2009 conference theme is Wetlands Connections. Although wetlands cover only 5% of the earth's surface, they maintain essential links between land and water — in inland lakes and streams, arctic muskeg, and where the inland waters meet the ocean in estuaries, salt marshes, and mangroves. They provide essential services in storm water control, water purification, carbon storage, and wildlife habitat. Even "isolated" wetlands provide these functional connections. For all these reasons, wetlands are essential for building a sustainable global future, and for connecting scientists, policy makers, managers, farmers, politicians, judges and lawyers, and the general public. We encourage abstract submissions across this vast array of wetland-relevant topics. Abstracts are due February 27, 2009. http://www.sws.org/2009_meeting/.
- Upcoming Conference: 2009 Georgia Water Resources Conference
The Georgia Water Resources Conference has been held biennially since 1989, as a forum for discussing water
quantity and quality issues in Georgia. The last conference (2007) was made possible by the efforts of over 60 session
moderators, 250 speakers, 400 manuscript reviewers, and 40 students who helped with the sessions during the
conference, as well as the conference steering committee and 20+ program committee members. The next conference will be held April 27-29, 2009 at the Center for Continuing Education, University of Athens, Georgia. Check out the website, and view the brochure.
- Upcoming Conference: International Marine Conservation Congress
The International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC, organized by the Marine Section of the Society for Conservation Biology) will take place 20-24 May 2009 at George Mason University. This is an interdisciplinary meeting that will engage natural and social scientists, managers, policy-makers, and the public. The goal of the IMCC is to put conservation science into practice through public and media outreach and the development concrete products (e.g., policy briefs, blue ribbon position papers) that will be used to drive policy change and implementation. Major themes that will be addressed include: Global Climate Change, the Land-Sea Interface, Ecosystem-based Management, and Poverty and Globalization. Details for can be found at the conference website, http://www.conbio.org/IMCC
- Fellowships (ongoing) : Various Natural History Grant Opportunities
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is a leader in the education and training of young scientists in the natural history disciplines. Their fellowship programs provide training in the fields of anthropology, invertebrate zoology, paleontology (paleo-zoology), physical sciences (astrophysics and earth and planetary sciences), and vertebrate zoology. For more information on specific programs (and deadlines), please visit their website: http://rggs.amnh.org/pages/academics_and_research/fellowship_opportunities
- Project of Interest: South Atlantic Regional Research Planning
The National Sea Grant Program recently launched a program to create research plans for U.S. coastal and Great Lakes areas. Sea Grant Programs from the South Atlantic region of the coastal USA (NC, SC, GA, FL) are working together to identify priority regional-level research needs and then develop an action plan to address these needs. The project involves coordination with NOAA laboratories, state and federal agencies, and academic partners, as well as participation from politicians, representatives from industry, and other stakeholders from throughout the region. The GCRC is managing this project in association with Georgia Sea Grant. Please visit the new SARRP website.
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