Botany Research Scholarship Program.
Northern California Botanists provides competitive botany and plant
ecology research scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students
attending a college and university. Research scholarships will be funded
by NCB with the goals of encouraging undergraduate students to pursue
academic endeavors toward a career in botany, promoting undergraduate and
graduate botany and plant ecology research, and implementing objectives of
the NCB mission.
Research scholarships consist of $1,000 awards, designed to support basic
undergraduate and graduate research. Students may reapply and receive a
scholarship award up to a maximum of two years for undergraduates and
graduates pursuing a Masters degree and up to a maximum of four years for
graduate students pursuing a Doctorate degree.
“Northern California Botanists is an organization with the purpose of
increasing knowledge and communication among agency, consulting, academic,
and other botanists about botanical issues concerning science,
conservation, education, and professional development. Our primary
objectives are to establish a communication forum via occasional meetings,
a scholarship fund for students working on botanical problems in northern
California, a job forum, and an annual symposium that focuses on the
botany of northern California.”
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Date: February 1, 2012 – February 2, 2012
Time: Thursday, March 1, 2012; 1065 Kemper Hall Or Friday, March 2, 2012
(both locations subject to change depending on the number of expected attendees)
Location: Thursday, March 1, 2012; 1065 Kemper Hall Or Friday, March 2, 2012 3001 Plant and Environmental Sciences Building
(both locations subject to change depending on the number of expected attendees)
Contact: Christine Parks- firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: Approximately $75 to purchase workbook, The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook (we will place a group order for all attendees)
Lunch will be provided
Those attending the seminar should learn, among other things, the following specific points:
The three most common reasons that grant applications fail
How to develop an irresistible, fundable idea for a grant application
How to get the most important aspects of your message up front
How to identify the most applicable sources of funding for an idea
New-investigator programs, and how to take advantage of them
How to assess your competition and benefit from your competitors ideas
How to make an application maximally reviewer friendly
The review process: mechanics and psychology
What reviewers look for first! – next! – and last!
Tips on how to write for reviewers with maximal clarity and compelling logic
How to deal with changes in application requirements effectively (e.g., NIH)
Understanding significance/innovation and transformative research
Registration Required. RSVP to Christine Parks, ceparks [at] ucdavis [dot] edu by Monday February 13, 2012
Dear Undergraduate and Graduate Students,
The UC Office of the President seeks applications for the Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards Competition for 2012. Students can apply in a diversity of award categories including but not limited to Student Energy Efficiency Program, Student Sustainability Program, Water Efficiency, Waste Reduction, Sustainable Food, and Innovations. The goals of the program are to:
- Highlight the achievements that California campuses (and their students) have made through innovative and effective energy efficiency projects and sustainable operations;
- Showcase specific projects as models to be used by other campuses to achieve energy efficiency and sustainability goals; and
- Provide campus staff, faculty, and students with a valuable compendium of Best Practice projects that could be transferable to their campus.
This is a great chance for students to be recognized for their efforts to reduce their university/campus’ impact on the environment. Winning students will have the opportunity to give a presentation at the CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference where they will also be presented with their award. This recognition is valuable for resume building and relationships developed during the conference and through the presentation will be invaluable for students as they move forward with their academic and professional careers.
This year’s competition features a “Sustainability Innovations” category. Nominations in this category are encouraged for replicable best practices that are not eligible for consideration in other award categories. Special consideration will be given to projects in all categories that demonstrate exemplary collaboration between campuses and local communities around shared sustainability goals.
The deadline for nomination forms is March 7th, 2012. More details on the awards program – including detailed descriptions of award categories, nomination forms, and directions on how to submit – are available here. Attached is a letter from Vice President Lenz of the UC Office of the President announcing the Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards Competition for 2012.
For more information contact:
CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference
University of California, Santa Barbara
P3 – People, Prosperity and the Planet – Program
Here is an opportunity for undergraduate students to receive grant money to work on sustainability projects from the EPA:
The EPA is announcing a unique grant opportunity for college and university faculty and students – EPA’s P3 – People, Prosperity and the Planet – Program. Through this hands-on design competition, student teams and their faculty advisors receive $15,000 grants to design scientific, technical, and policy solutions to sustainability challenges around the world. Projects can address a challenge in one or more of these areas:
•or materials & chemicals
Teams use the $15,000 grants to design and develop their projects in the 2011/2012 school year. Then in the spring of 2012, all teams will come to Washington, DC, to compete for EPA’s P3 Award at the 8th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo. The students’ projects will be evaluated by a panel of experts convened by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. EPA will use these recommendations to choose the P3 Award winners who may receive an additional grant up to $90,000 to further develop their designs, implement them in the field, and take them to the marketplace.
Deadline: December 22nd, 2010
Visit the Web site for more information and to see what past P3 teams have accomplished: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/p3/
For the official request for applications go to: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2011/2011p3.html
Please join the EPA to build a sustainable future!
Deadline: Pre-proposals are accepted throughout the year. Contact: email@example.com
National Geographic Society
1145 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20090-8249
The objective of the Conservation Trust is to support conservation activities around the world as they fit within the mission of the National Geographic Society. The trust will fund projects that contribute significantly to the preservation and sustainable use of the Earth’s biological, cultural, and historical resources.
While the Conservation Trust acknowledges the need to preserve archaeological sites and artifacts, our current budget limits prevent us from funding such requests.
The Conservation Trust’s strength lies in supporting cutting edge programs that might be overlooked by other organizations, due to the risk involved in working with new investigators and in new fields.
Applicants are not expected to have Ph.D.s or other advanced degrees. However, applicants must provide a record of prior research or conservation action as it pertains to the proposed project. Funding is not restricted to United States citizens. Researchers planning work in foreign countries should include at least one local collaborator as part of their research teams.
While grant amounts vary greatly, most range from U.S. $15,000 to $20,000. As National Geographic Society funds are intended to function as complementary support, the trust strongly encourages applicants to seek additional, concurrent funding from other funding agencies.
National Geographic Society grants may not be used for indirect costs, overhead, and other expenses not directly related to the project. Fringe benefits are also excluded, as are salaries.
Funds may not be used for travel to scientific/professional meetings or conferences, legal actions, land acquisition, endowments, construction of permanent field stations, or publication of research results.
Grant recipients are expected to provide the National Geographic Society with rights of first refusal for popular publication of their findings.
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