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+ Hands-On Workshop:  Near Surface Geophysics For Hydrology

  • Registration deadline December 10, 2014
  • Workshop will be held in Tucson, Arizona and nearby field and science facilities.
  • The Wyoming Center for Environmental Hydrology and Geophysics (WyCEHG), the University of Arizona, and CUAHSI will offer a Hands-on Workshop on Near Surface Geohpysics for Hydrology January 12-15, 2015.
  • Topics include:
    • Introduction to several key methods of near-surface geophysics and their application to hydrology and critical zone processes
    • Seismic refraction
    • Ground-penetrating radar
    • Electrical resistivity
    • Magnetics
    • Electromagnetic induction
  • The course will combine lecture and hands-on instruction with state-of-the-art geophysical equipment and software.
  • Three (3) field trips will be taken to collect field data at the Catalina Critical Zone Observatory near Tucson. The data collected will then be analyzed during the course.
  • Participants will also travel to the Biosphere 2 facility in Oracle, Arizona, for a lecture and hands-on training.
  • Registration and other details at the workshop website
 

+ ASUA Students for Sustainability

  • Application deadline Friday, December 5
  • Appilcations sought for ASUA's Students for Sustainability Internship program
  • A leadership program that promotes sustainability on campus
  • Interns can be involved in projects such as the community garden, planning UA Earth Day, or helping make athletic events greener.
  • More information about all SfS projects at the UA students for sustainability website
 

+ The Cutting Edge of Temperature: Distributed Temperature Measurement in Earth Sciences Workshop - Sat-Sun, Dec 13-14

  • Sat-Sun, Dec 13-14, Stanford University   < Just prior to the annual AGU Meeting!
  • Participation limited to 45 participants in order of registration.
    • Please encourage students and anyone else that would gain from the experience to participate.  The price is rock-bottom low to make sure this is not an obstacle to participating. Reservations expected to go quickly.]
  • To research a space, contact Jennifer Cohen (541-737-2041 or Jennifer.Cohen@oregonstate.edu.  Registration is not binding until payment is received.
  • The NSF Centers for Transformative Environmental Monitoring Programs (CTEMPs) will offer a 2-day hands-on workshop on the theory, application, and analysis of distributed temperature sensing (DTS) for earth sciences.
  • The workshop will accommodate a wide range of practitioners, from those interested in an introduction to the methods, to those wanting to learn state-of-the-art data processing to getting the greatest possible precision from your DST data.
    • Examples will be taken from the Ross Ice Sheet, the Dead Sea, Atmospheric Turbulence in Colorado, deep rock installations in Nevada, and rivers and lakes around the world.
  • All participants have the opportunity to work directly with a wide range of DTS instruments, instrument manufacturers, and cables designed specifically for environmental sensing.  DTS manufacturers, fiber optic cable manufacturers, and CTEMPs staff will lecture and be available for consultation on special issues.  Please feel free to bring data sets.
  • Day 1, Dec 13:  Introduction to the theory of DTS, as well as hands-on experience with instrument and fiber handling.
  • Day 2, Dec 14:  Concentration on aspects of field installation and data processing (calibration).
  • Participants may register for individual days ($150 per day, professionals; $75 per day, students) or for the entire workshop ($200).
  • Light breakfasts, lunches, and light snacks included.  Feel free to bring a typical treat from your locale.
  • Please make checks payable to "Oregon State University" and send them to the attention of Jennifer Cohen at Biological and Ecological Engineering, 116 Gilmore Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331.  For wire transfers, contact Jennifer for directions.  Credit card payments cannot be accepted.
 

+ John and Margaret Harshbarger Doctoral Fellowship in Subsurface Hydrology-Hydrogeology for HWRS Doctoral Students

  • Application deadline November 30
  • Referees should submit letters of recommendation by email directly to the HWR advising office (Olivia Hanson, ohanson@email.arizona.edu) by this deadline as well.
  • Applications are sought from HWRS doctoral students for the Spring 2015 Harshbarger Doctoral Fellowship.
  • The fellowship was established through an endowment by the late Dr. John Harshbarger, founding HWR department head, and his wife, Margaret, to support outstanding second and third year HWRS doctoral students whose dissertation research focuses on subsurface hydrology-hydrogeology.
  • The award is made on the basis of superior academic achievement without regard to financial need.
  • At the time of application, the student must:
    • Be enrolled full-time in the HWRS doctoral program (majoring in hydrology) with a research emphasis in subsurface hydrology, groundwater hydrology, or hydrogeology
    • Have at least one year in residence at the Department of Hydrology and Water resources
    • Have successfully passed the HWRS doctoral qualifying examination
    • Former recipients of the Harshbarger Fellowship are not eligible to re-apply
    • Former applicants or runners-up who did not receive the primary Fellowship are eligible to re-apply
  • See the original email memo and attachment (from O. Hanson) for details about the content and requirements (e.g. letters of recommendation, transcripts) for the application and submission process.
  • Submit your electronic application as PDF/Word documents or image files (especially for transcripts) to programs@hwr.arizona.edu.
 

+ National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowship

  • Application deadline November 30
  • The National Physical Science Consortium invites applications for graduate study for up to 6 years depending on the employer-sponsor.
  • Award $26,000 annually
  • Fields of study supported include Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields:  Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical.
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • Any qualified U.S. citizen
    • Ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution
    • Applicants at any state of their graduate program may apply as lnog as they will be available to accept two summers of paid internship experience.
    • Those who already possess a doctoral degree are ineligible
  • For complete details regarding the application process, letters of recommendation, and participating institutions or laboratories, go the NPSC website.
 

+ NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students for Summer 2015

  • Application deadline November 13
  • The NSF and selected foreign counterpart science and technology agencies sponsor international research institutes for U.S. graduate students in 7 East Asia and Pacific locations between June and August each year.
  • An EAPSI award provides U.S. graduate students in science, engineering, and education: 1) first-hand research experiences in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science, science policy, and scientific infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) an orientation to the society, culture, and language.
  • It is expected that EAPSI awards will help students initiate professional relationships to enable future collaboration with foreign counterparts.
  • Award includes
    • Participation in a pre-departure orientation
    • Summer stipend of $5000
    • Roundtrip airplane ticket to the host location
    • EAPSI partner agencies pay in-country living expenses during the Summer Institutes
  • See the EAPSI website for details, including the How To Apply Guide 2015 and specific-country EAPSI Handbooks
 

+ Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

  • Application deadline November 7
  • The Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship will support up to six doctoral students annually.
  • The award is intended for doctoral students who are in the completion stage of their dissertation work and who have exhausted all other funding resources except for loans.
  • Open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are also legal residents of the State of Arizona.  [NOTE: Check your status in UAccess to be sure! You must be a legal resident in the UA system of record.  If incorrect, contact the Residency Office at:  http://registrar.arizona.edu/residency.]
  • Award: 
    • $10,788 provided by the Marshall Foundation (disbursed in one lump sum in spring 2015)
    • Graduate Tuition Scholarship for up to 2 consecutive semesters--spring 2015 and fall 2015--provided by the Graduate College.  Mandatory fees and health insurance are not covered.
  • Eligibility:
    • Doctoral student whose dissertation proposal has been approved by their doctoral committee
    • Doctoral student who has advanced to Doctoral Candidacy (you will have been notified by Graduate Student Academic Services of this status, post-comprehensive exams)
    • Doctoral student who expects to defend the dissertation and complete doctoral final oral examination by December 2015
    • Open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are also legal residents of the state of Arizona  [NOTE:  You must be listed as an Arizona resident on the UA system of record, UAccess. See note above.]
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above
    • Demonstrated financial need to demonstrate a sufficient level of need to receive the award.  The award is need based and requires that you file (or have on file already) the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid):  https://fafsa.ed.gov.  [NOTE:  If not possible to submit a FAFSA, you may submit a personal statement outlining your financial need.]
    • Enrollment in a minimum of 3 dissertation units (900-level).
    • Agreement to make available an electronic copy of the dissertation for the Marshall Foundation Library.
  • For complete details regarding eligibility and application materials required, see the Application form available at the Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship website.
 

+ National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program

  • Application deadline for the disciplines under GEOSCIENCES is Tuesday, November 4
  • The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2015 academic year (fellowship begins Fall 2015).
  • Details about the application process, eligibility requirements, and letters of recommendation available at the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program website.
  • Eligible UA students may wish to participate in the UA Graduate College semester-long Application Support Program (see entry above:  + ONGOING:  Graduate College Workshops and Support for the NSFGRFP Application Process to regster EARLY in the fall semester).
 

+ ONGOING:  Graduate College Workshops & Support for NSF Graduate Fellowship Program (NSFGFP) Application Process

  • Graduate College workshops and other support for the NSF Graduate Fellowship application process
  • You must register EARLY in the fall semester 2014 to attend these workshops and obtain application support
  • What does the UA Graduate College provide?  Students who register for the program will receive:
    • Email updates with advice and links
    • Access to examples of successful applications
    • Invitations to information sessions, writing sessions, and workshops
    • Feedback on application essays (provided campus deadlines are met)
  • What is the NSF GRFP?
    • An excellent source of funding for graduate students providing awardees with $32,000 annually for three years, as well as many additional benefits.  For more information review the NSFGRFP website.
  • Who is eligible for the NSF GRFP? 
    • US citizens, US nationals, or permanent residents who have completed no more than 12 months of full-time graduate study (generally includes incoming graduate students and graduate students in the fall of their second year).  Check full eligibility criteria at the NSFGRFP Eligibility website.
 

+ UA Green Fund Annual Grant Preproposals

  • Application deadline for preproposals is Tuesday, November 4
  • The Green Fund committee is accepting Annual Grant preproposals that support sustainability-themed projects with the potential to make a real difference in the world.
    • Anyone at the UA can apply--faculty, staff, or student--and there is no cap on the dollar amount requested.
  • Green Fund projects encourage collaborations across the university and in the communities beyond, with an emphasis on student engagement.
  • Grants are awarded by a committee of ten graduate and undergraduate students, so the decisions behind this $400,000 student-funded program are made by students.
  • Complete details, including how to apply and a complete history of all Green Fund projects supported to date, may be found at the Green Fund website.
  • Questions?  Contact Julia Rudnick at rudnick1@email.arizona.edu.
 

+ 2014 CUASHI Pathfinder Travel Fellowship

  • Application deadline October 17
  • Graduate student travel grants for multi-disciplinary water science research:  Go beyond "One Site, One View."
  • Graduate training in water science often focuses on a single field site, analytical, or modeling approach.
  • The Pathfinder Fellowship provides up to $5,000 in travel support to enable students to travel to an additional field site to add a multi-disciplinary component to their current research.
  • For detailed information and application materials, visit:  https://www.cuahsi.org/PathfinderFellowships
  • Questions?  Contact commgr@cuahsi.org.
 

+ Native Youth Water Summit

  • Sat, Oct 25 from 8:30 AM to 5:45 PM
  • San Xavier Recreation Center, San Xavier District, Tohono O'odham Nation
  • Driving directions will be emailed.  Transportation provided for UA students!
  • A free daylong workshop for Native American youth--high school, community college, college, and university students.
  • You will hear from leaders from the Tohono O'odham, Pascua Yaqui, Hopi and Navajo tribes about the complicated history of a shared resource and the life-sustaining power of water for their people.
  • National tribal leaders LaDonna Harris (Comanche) and Charlie Soap (Cherokee) will speak about how they engage their communities and political entities to work together in order to create positive change for their communities.
  • The day culminates with you creating your own community action plan with guidance from these leaders.
  • Snacks, lunch, a certificate of completion, and a ticket to related screenings at The Loft Cinema will be provided.
  • Application deadline 5 PM on Monday, Sep 29
  • Submit the Native Youth Water Summit application form -- page 2 of the flyer / form -- either by email or fax:
  • Questions?  Call (520) 626-2973.
 

+ DOE Science Graduate Student Research Awards (Doctoral)

  • Online Application deadline 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 24
  • The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate dissertation research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months--with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.
  • Priority research areas for  the 2014 competition include:
    • Advanced scientific computing research (applied mathematics, computer science)
    • Basic energy sciences (accelerator and detector R & D, heavy element radiochemistry, neutron scattering research and instrumentation, predictive materials science and chemistry)
    • Biological and environmental research (computational biology and bioinfomatics, plant breeding science for sustainable bioenergy, and environmental system science--see SCGSR Priority Research Areas webpage for details about which areas are (and are not) included in this subcategory
    • Fusion energy sciences (burning plasma and magnetic fusion energy science, discovery plasma science)
    • High energy physics (theoretical and computational research in high energy physics, advanced technology research and development in high energy physics)
    • Nuclear physics (see website--lots of areas)
  • The program is open to current PHD students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions who are conducting their graduate research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science.
  • Approximately 100 awards will be made (in 2014) for project periods beginning anytime between January and September 2015.
  • See the DOE SCSR program website for details about eligibility and to access the online application system.
 

+ SRK Consulting (U.S.) 2014-2015 Scholarship for Graduate Study (MS or PHD)

  • Submission deadline July 1
  • SRK (u.S.) offers 2014-2015 Scholarships to encourage students to pursue graduate study (MS or PHD) in mining industry-related fields, including:
    • Mining engineering
    • Exploration & mining geology
    • Hydrogeology & water engineering
    • Tailings & mine waste management
    • Environmental science & engineering
  • Application details, including required materials, recommendation, etc., and submission guidelines available at the SRK Scholarship Announcement website
 

+ NASA-Space Grant Undergraduate Research Internships

  • Application deadline July 6, 2014
  • A NASA-Space Grant undergraduate internships provide an opportunity for students to have a mentored research, research and development, science writing, science policy, or science education experience.
  • The experience helps students explore career options and broaden their education with rich, hands-on experience wih the full process of inquiry and discovery.  Students with non-science majors and those traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Internship runs one academic year, 10-20 hrs/wk, at $9.50/hr.
  • Sophomores, juniors, and seniors (in the Fall semester) from ALL majors who are U.S. citizens are encouraged to submit an online application at the NASA-Space Grant website.
  • Focus areas and majors include:
    • Space Sciences (from astronomy, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, etc.)
    • Engineering R & D (from agriculture, aerospace, aeronautics, chemical, electrical, industrial, mechanical, optical, etc.)
    • Earth & Environmental Systems Development (from atmospheric science, geology, ecology, agriculture, geography, etc.)
    • Software & Systems Development (from computer engineering, computer science, MIS, web applications development, etc.)
    • Science Education & Outreach (K-16, informal education, translational science, technology transfer, website design, graphic arts, multi-media production)
 

+ Arizona Hydrological Society Scholarships

  • Application deadline extended to (mailing date) May 19, 2014
  • The Arizona Hydrological Society (AHS) and AHS Foundation will award three $2000 student scholarships for 2014.
  • The purpose of the awards are to encourage full-time students in hydrology, hydrogeology, or other water resources related fields enrolled at an Arizona university or college to excel in their areas of study.
  • Any Junior, Senior, or Graduate student in this category is qualified to apply.
  • See AHS Scholarship Announcement for details and application requirements (materials)
  • You must complete the AHS Scholarship Application form as part of the application
    • If not a fillable form, click on the "Open with Another Viewer" tab in the upper right corner.
  • Hard (paper) copies of all documents are required
    • If possible (not required), please also send electronic copies (PDF format) to the AHS Scholarships email address:  Azhydrosoc.dir@gmail.com
  • Questions?  Please contact Dennis Hall at dhall@elmontgomery@com or 480-948-7747
 

+ L'Oreal USA For Women In Science Fellowship

  • Application deadline Monday, May 19, 2014
  • The L'Oreal USA For Women In Science Fellowship program will award 5 (five) post-doctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants of up to $60,000 each.
    • Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.
  • The fellowship program is for exceptional female post-doctoral researchers who will serve as role models for the next generation and help encourage girls to pursue careers in science.
  • For general info, see the Frequently Asked Questions document
  • Applications and full details available at the L'Oreal fellowship for women in science website.
 

+ The Graduate Writing Institute - (Summer 2014) Mon, June 2 through Fri, June 20

  • Mon, June 2, through Fri, June 20
  • Meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
    • Plus 2 one-hour tutorials per week
  • Application deadline April 25
  • Each summer the Writing Skills Improvement Program offers the Graduate Writing Institute for selected graduate students interested in improving their writing.
  • Students of various disciplines work on a writing project in small groups and attend lectures in larger groups on relevant topics regarding writing.
  • To be considered, students must have a writing project to work on during the summer Institute period.
  • Apply at the Graduate Writing Institute website or call 621-5849 ro request an application.
 

+ AWRA Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship

  • Application deadline April 22, 2014
  • Applications must be submitted electronically as one document no larger than 5mb to ensure delivery.
  • Please call 540-687-8390 or email info@awra.org with any questions concerning the submittal process.
  • ELIGIBILITY:  Each applicant must be a national AWRA member.
    • At least one $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student working toward his/her first undergraduate degree and who is enrolled in a program related to water resources for the 2014-2015 academic year.
    • At least one $2,000 scholarship will also be awarded to a full-time graduate student enrolled in a program relating to water resources for the 2014-2015 academic year.*
  • CRITERIA:
    • The undergraduate scholarship will be awarded to the student most qualified by academic performance. Measures of academic performance include the cumulative grade point average, relevance of the student's curriculum to water resources, and leadership in extracurricular activities related to water resources.
    • The graduate scholarship will be awarded to the student most qualified by academic and/or research performance. The measures of academic performance are identical to those of the undergraduate scholarship with the addition of the quality of the student's research and its relevance to water resources.
    • Recipients will be selected by the AWRA Student Activities Committee and announced during summer 2014.
  • APPLICATION:  A complete application packet contains:
    1) Title page that includes the applicant's full name, permanent mailing address, email address, phone number where he or she may be easily reached, and the type of scholarship (undergraduate or graduate).
    2) Two-page summary (approx. 500 words) of his/her academic interests and achievements, extracurricular interests, and career goals as they relate to the above selection criteria.
    3) Resume or curriculum vitae.
    4) Three signed letters of reference from professors and/or advisors. Letters of reference MUST include the signatures of the referee - PDFs of the signed letters work best.
    5) Transcripts of all college courses (undergraduate and graduate). Legible copies of "Issued to Student" transcripts are acceptable to save on fees but unofficial grade reports (such as those students can access from their online student accounts at the university) are unacceptable.Application packets that include unofficial grade reports will not be considered.

    Application packets should be submitted electronically to info@awra.org and limited to 5mb in size to ensure delivery. All applications must be submitted in their entirety. AWRA will provide an acknowledgement of receipt of your application but will not provide updates to your application status or request missing information. Please make sure your application is complete when it is submitted. We look forward to hearing from you.

    * The AWRA Board of Directors may, at its sole discretion, approve additional scholarship awards, based upon the performance of the Memorial Fund.

     

+ WRRC Errol Montgomery and Associates Summer Writing Intership

  • Application deadline 5:00 PM on April 18, 2014
  • The WRRC is seeking a summer intern who is interested in gaining experience writing about water and environmental issues.
  • The intern will work at the WRRC offices in Tucson during the months of June and July 2014.
  • Enrolled students at the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and Arizona State University are eligible to apply.
  • Application instructions are available the the WRRC Summer Writing Internship website.
  • The application form and all other required materials should be submitted to Dr. Susanna Eden at seden@cals.arizona.edu.
 

+ PFLAG Tucson-AllianceFund 2014 LGBT Scholarships

  • Application deadline March 31, 2014
  • This year (2014) PFLAG Tucson will award five (5) $1000 Gene Moore Scholarships joint with the Alliance Fund of Southern Arizona and one (1) $1000 Mark and Art Woodland Scholarship to LGBT persons to attend an institution of higher education.
  • The requirements for a PFLAG-Alliance Fund/Woodland Scholarship are:
    • May be a high school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student
    • Must be a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person from southern Arizona
    • Must be accepted to an institution of higher education for the period for which the scholarship is requested
  • Application materials are available on PFLAG Tucson's website at:  www.pflagtucson.org/scholarships or by contacting PFLAG at 520-360-3795 or pflagtuc@pflagtucson.org, or by writing to P.O. Box 36264, Tucson, AZ 85740.
  • Award decisions will be made in mid-April with checks presented at the PFLAG Tucson-Alliance Fund reception on May 7, 2014, at the Ward VI City Council Offices.
 

+ 2014 Arizona Hydrological Society-Tucson Chapter Leonard Halpenny Intern Scholarship

  • Application deadline 5:00 PM on March 28  < CORRECT DEADLINE! Previous announcements contained errors! NEW Link to Application form and app requirements below!
  • Undergraduate and graduate students in a hydrology-related field of study from an Arizona college or university are eligible to apply.
    • Qualified undergraduates will be given first preference in the selection process.
  • Award stipend of $3,000 for 200 hours of experience within the 2014 calendar year with multiple agencies and private consulting companies in Tucson, Arizona.
  • The application consists of a one-page application (link below), a one-page essay, transcripts (unofficial), and two letters of recommendation (at least one from an instructor, the second may be from an employer)
  • See the 2014 Halpenny Internship website to print out the Application form and read about other required materials.
 

+ Arizona Floodplain Managers Association (AFMA) Scholarship

  • Application deadline March 28, 2014
  • Juniors, Seniors, and Master's students are eligible to apply
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Applicants must be declared majors in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources or the Department of Civil Engineering-Engineering Mechanics with an educational and/or research emphasis in:
    • Water resources, including surface water hydrology and hydraulics
    • Watershed management
    • Agricultural engineering
    • Geomorphology
    • Or enrolled in a floodplain management accredited program approved by the AFMA Board of Directors
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time for the duration of the scholarship (undergraduates for 12 credit hours or more, graduate students for 6 credit hours or more)
  • Submit completed, signed, and dated applications by mail as directed on the application
 

+ U-Wyoming & National Park Service:  Small Grant RFP 2014

  • Grant proposal deadline March 10, 2014
  • The University of Wyoming and the National Park Service are requesting proposals for small grant funds from a diversity of areas to study in the Greater Yellowstone Area.
  • These are small grants (up to $5000) and are perfect for graduate students with faculty supervisors.
  • Grand Teton National Park has supplied a list of topics (See Request for Proposal link below) they would like to have researched, BUT these are not the only projects that will be funded.
  • If you have an idea for research in this area, please consider submitting a proposal.
  • See for Request For Proposal document for details about the application, deadline for submission, date of notification, and (tentative) start date for projects.
  • Questions?  Contact Celeste Havener, UW-NPS Research Center, chavener@uwyo.edu or 307-766-4227, or Harold Bergman at bergman@uwyo.edu.
 

+ Udall Undergraduate Scholarship 2014-2015

  • UA Applications available beginning October 1.
  • Application deadline March 5, 2014
  • Scholarship available to:
    • Any student committed to a career related to the environment (any ethnicity)
    • Native American or Alaska Native students committed to a career in tribal public policy or Native American health care
    • Native American students do not need to demonstrate commitment to the environment; likewise, students pursuing environmental careers do not need to be Native American or an Alaska Native
  • IMPORTANT:  A student must be nominated by the UA for this program.
  • For full details, see the Udall Foundation website here:  http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx
  • For further information, contact the UA Representative, Emily Kotay at emkotay@email.arizona.edu
 

+ Gilman International Scholarship for Study Abroad

  • Application deadline March 4, 2014 for study abroad in Summer 2014, Fall 2014, or the 2014-2015 Academic Year.
  • The Gilman Scholarship offers scholarships to U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grants at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
  • Contact the UA ONCS office at oncs@email.arizona.edu to see if you qualify to apply for this scholarship.
  • Gilman applications open in January, but it's never too early to start thinking about your application!
 

+ Beckman (Undergraduate) Scholarship Program/Beckman Foundation, College of Science

  • Application deadline February 28, 2014
  • NOTE:  Applicants should consider working on their applications ASAP, as the application is a complex one.
  • The Beckman Scholarship Program, funded by the Beckman Foundation, is designed to help stimulate, encourage, and support research activities by exceptionally talented undergraduate students.
  • At the UA, the Beckman Scholarship provides funding for students to conduct in-depth research with one of 15 stellar research mentors in the College of Science whose research interests are focused on chemistry (including water chemistry-hydrology), biochemistry, the biological and medical sciences, or some interdisciplinary combination of these subjects.
  • Beckman Scholars will develop a research project (with a Beckman mentor) and spend Summer 2014, the Academic Year 2014-2015, and Summer 2015 working in the mentor's lab on the project and engaging in professional development activities (e.g. meeting with eminent scientists from around the world, attending the annual Beckman Symposium, and leading fellow undergraduates in small group discussions).
  • The Beckman Scholar will receive a stipend of $16,000 plus $3,300 for research supplies and travel over the course of the 15-month research experience.
  • One to three Beckman Scholars are selected annually.
  • To apply, visit the Beckman Scholarship website
 

+ Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (UA is a Collaborator)

  • Application deadline February 15, 2014
  • Freshmen and sophomores are eligible to apply (see NOTE).
  • To be eligible, students must be enrolled at the UA or planning to enroll at UA by Fall 2014.
  • NOTE:  Preference will be given to qualified sophomore applicants, although freshmen will be considered and are encouraged to apply.  Non-traditional & transfer students  that do not meet the traditional designation of "sophomore" may also be eligible and can contact the national program director at DDCSP@ufl.edu to discuss their specific circumstances.
  • Benefits and Activities:
    • In June 2014, selected Scholars will attend an expense-paid, week-long Conservation Leadership program in coordination with the US Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center in West Virginia and will work full-time for 8 weeks on field research projects with faculty and graduate student mentors at UA.
    • During the second summer (2015), Scholars will complete paid internships with local, state, federal, or tribal agencies, or NGOs. 
    • Scholars will earn $5000 each summer, receive a $1000 housing stipend, and gain valuable skills and experience, both necessary for a successful career in conservation.
    • During the Academic Year, Scholars will connect with fellow students from across the Collaborative* using social networks and a 1-credit distance-based coruse focused on human dimensions of conservation and achieving academic and professional success. 
    • Scholars will also attend biweekly group meetings or socials and interact regularly with graduate student and faculty mentors at UA.
  • See the national program website for details or contact the national program director at DDCSP@ufl.edu.
  • *The Collaborative includes:  University of Florida, University of Idaho, North Carolina State University, Cornell University, and the University of Arizona
 

+ Virginia Tech StREAM Lab Undergraduate Research Experience (REU), Dynamics of Water and Societal Systems, Summer 2014

  • Application deadline February 15, 2014
  • Qualified and motivated undergraduates (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) sought for novel, interdisciplinary 9-week summer internship at the Virginia Tech StREAM Laboratory, in Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Several interconnected group projects with deal with water sustainability, ecosystem resilience, and environmental stewardship.
  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.
  • Intership dates:  May 31 (arrival date) through August 2 (departure date)
  • Internship includes a stipdent of $4000, subsistence costs (dormitory and most meals), and round-trip travel expenses (up to $500) plus expenses for travel to a conference, most likely the American Ecological Engineerig Society Conference in Charleston, SC (June 9-11)
  • See the VT StREAM website for the Student Application link (including the Faculty Recommendation Letter link)
 

+ CZO Science: Shale Hills/Christina River Basin Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experience for (K-12) Teachers (RET) Summer 2014

  • Application deadline February 15, 2014
  • Hosted by Pennsylvania State University, the Stroud Water Center, and the University of Delaware
  • The purpose of the REU/RET is to introduce undergraduate students and K-12 teachers to Critical Zone science
  • Research experience will take place in the Piedmont region of southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware and the Appalachian Mountains in central Pennsylania
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (an NSF funding requirement)
  • Participants will receive a stipend, travel costs, housing, and meals
  • See REU/RET flyer or the CZO REU/RET website for details
 

+ National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) & Association of Women in Geosciences (AWG) Undergraduate Field Scholarships

  • Application deadline February 14, 2014
  • Each year, the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) makes several $500 awards to undergraduate students to facilitate their study of field geoscience.
    • In addition, the committee endeavors to select awardees that expand the diversity of people studying geosciences in the field and a collaboration with the Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG) funds two additional awards specifically for women.
  • These awards, previously given to students who attend a traditional summer field camp, are now available for students attending field-based courses at any time of year.
  • The intent of the awards is to support students' participation in intensive field courses in any aspects of geoscience (including geophysics, soil science, hydrology, etc.) that focus on students practicing skills of field observation, data collection, analysis and synthesis
  • Awardees are selected based on the importance of the field experience in meeting their educational and career goals, the quality of the field aspects of the course, and the importance of the financial award in allowing them to participate in the program.
  • See the NAGT webpage for more information and details on how to apply.
 

+ NASA Summer Internship in Earth/Airborne Science (Student Airborne Research Program, SARP)

  • Application deadline February 7, 2014 [download Application at the link below]
  • Internship program for undergraduate students, especially Juniors majoring in any of the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) who have an interest in applying their backgrounds to study the Earth System.
  • SARP provides students with hands-on research experience in all aspects of a major scientific campaign, from detailing planning on how to achieve mission objectives to formal presentation of results and conclusions to peers and others.
  • SARP participants will receive round-trip travel to California, housing, and transportation during the 8-week program, a $3000 stipend, and a $2500 meals allowance.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens currently enrolled in a four-year college or university.  Preference in admission will be given to undergraduate Juniors (rising Seniors in summer 2014).
    • Participants will fly onboard the NASA DC-8 aircraft where they will assist in the operation of instruments to sample and measure atmospheric gases and to image land and water surfaces in multiple spectral bands.  Along with airborne data collection, students will participate in taking measurements at field sites.
    • Students will work in multidisciplinary teams to study surface, atmospheric, and oceanographic processes.  Each student will develop his/her own individual research project.  Many students have gone on to present their results at conferences such as AGU, AMS, and ASLO.
  • Instrument and flight preparation, and the research flights themselves, will take place at NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, CA.  Post-flight data analysis and interpretation will take place at the University of California-Irvine.
  • Applicants must have a strong academic background in any of the physical, chemical, or biological sciences, or engineering and an interest in applying their background to the study of the Earth system. 
  • Applications especially encouraged from students majoring in Earth, environmental, or atmospheric sciences and related disciplines.
  • For more information and to download the application, go to the SARP website.

 

+ NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program

  • NEW Application deadline February 3, 2014.
  • RENEWAL Application deadline March 17, 2014.
  • This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing MS or PHD degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines.
  • Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities.
  • Instructions are located at the NESSF 14 solicitation index page (click on Solicitations > Open Solicitations > Select NESSF 14 announcement
  • The faculty advisor has an ACTIVE role in the submission of the fellowship proposal.  To use the NASA NSPIRES system for electronic submission, the advisor, the student, and the university must all register.  (Extended instructions on how to submit an electronic proposal package are posted on the NESSF 14 solicitation index page (link above).
 

+ Killam Fellowships Program (Undergraduate study abroad in Canada)

  • Open application deadline January 30, 2014.  Contact the UA ONCS office for any UA internal deadlines.
  • Killam Fellowships provide opportunities for exceptional U.S. undergraduate students to study in Canada for either one semester or a full academic year.
  • General information available at the Killam Fellowships Program website.
  • Contact the UA ONCS office for more details or to learn more.
 

+ Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship 2014

  • Application (with all materials and recommendations) deadline at midnight EST, MONDAY, not Wed, January 27, 2014
  • Appropriate for seniors and graduating students ready to begin a graduate program in Fall 2014
  • The program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers. 
  • Provides benefits valued up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships in Washington, DC, and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities.
  • Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers.
  • May be used to study any area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including:
    • International development, international relations
    • Public policy, business administration
    • Foreign languages, economics
    • Agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 (out of 4.0)
    • U.S. citizenship
  • The program welcomes applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need.
  • Application information about the Payne Fellowship website: www.paynefellows.org
 

+ Summer School on Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output (SAMO 2014) in Ranco, Italy

  • Application deadline January 15, 2014
  • The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission is organizing the 8th Summer School on Sensitivity Analysis of Model Output (SAMO) which will be held in Ranco, Italy, June 24-27, 2014
  • The school illustrates the motivations to conduct sensitivity analysis on simulation models and offers an accessible treatment to the techniques used in global sensitivity analysis.  The program begins with the first principles of sensitivity analysis and guides the student through the full range of recommended practices with exercises and application examples.
  • The scientifice programme will include:
    • Introduction to SA and overview of techniques
    • Sensistivity analysis vs. sensitivity auditing
    • Graphical methods
    • High dimensional model representations
    • Polynomial chaos expansions
    • Derivative-based measures
    • Variance-based and screening methods
    • Moment independent methods
    • Sensitivity analysis with given data
    • Sensitivity measures for correlated inputs
    • Metamodelling with smoothing techniques
    • Metasensitivity analysis in the construction of compositive indicators
    • Round talbe with selected case students from students
  • Instructors include William Becker (JRC), Andrea Pagano (JRC), Andrea Saltelli (JRC), Stefano Tarantola (JRC), Bertrand Iooss (EDF, France), Emanuele Borgonovo (Bocconi University), Elmar Plischke (Clausthal University), Theirry Mara (Reunion University), and Sergei Kucherenko (Imperial College London).
  • Candidatures (applications) to the school (CV plus short motivation letter) must be sent to sensitivity-analysis@jrc.ec.europa.eu by 15 January 2014
  • Up to 25 participants will be selected.  Evaluation of candidates will be prior to February 15 and candidates informed not later than February 28.
  • The summer school is free, although students will have to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.
  • See the SAMO 2014 website for full details
 

+ Durham University 2014-15 International Fellowships for Research & Enterprise

  • Call for Applications from postdoctoral and senior researchers for the Durham University (UK) 2014 International Fellowships for Research & Enterprise (including the EU Marie Curie Postdoctoral program)
  • Deadlines:  Application deadline December 6 2013 for Junior Research Fellowships (includes the EU Marie Curie program) and application deadline January 10 2014 for Senior Research Fellowships and Policy & Enterprise Fellowships
  • Full details about the fellowships and the application process may be found at the Durham International Fellowships website
 

+ Park Break:  Saguaro National Park (1-Week) Graduate Internship-Workshop March 2014

  • Deadline for application January 7, 2014
  • A unique learning fellowship for graduate students thinking about a career working in national parks, protected areas, or cultural-hertiage sites
  • The Saguaro National Park "Park Break" will be held March 10-14, 2014
  • For complete information and a link to the application form, go to:  http://www.georgewright.org/parkbreak
  • Questions?  Contact George Wright Society offices at info@georgewright.org or 906-487-9722.
 

+ Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship 2014-15

  • Application deadline January 7, 2014 for 2014-2015 award
  • Program provides outstanding benefits and opportunities to students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields of study that use high performance computing to solve complex science and engineering problems
  • Fellowship students represent diverse scientific and engineering disciplines, but the common thread is their use of mathematical and computing techniques for their research
  • Fields of study include Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Space Sciences, and Statistics
  • At the time of application, eligibility will apply to:
    • Undergraduate seniors
    • Applicants with no more than BS or BA who are not enrolled in graduate school
    • First-year graduate students (MS degree or PHD students without an MS degree)
    • Enrolled MS students beyond the first year provided they plan full-time uninterrupted study toward a PHD in a different department OR at a different academic institution
    • Applicants with no more than MS degrees who are not currently enrolled and who will not have been enrolled in graduate school for 2 years prior to resuming graduate studies
    • First-year PHD students with an MS degree provided that they completed the MS degree within 2 years at a different academic institution OR in a different academic department OR (prior to current enrollment) had not been enrolled in graduate school for at least 2 years
  • This equal opportunity program is open to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, religion, age, physical disability, or national origin.
  • For complete details, see the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship website
 

+ DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program 2014 for undergraduates

  • Deadline for application January 6, 2014
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Undergraduate students receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses
  • 10-week research experiences are offered at:
    • Argonne, Idaho, Berkeley, Livermore, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories
    • Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology
    • Coast Guard Research and Development Center
    • Customs and Border Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services
    • Naval Research Laboratory
    • Engineer Research and Development Center
    • National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory
    • Transportation Security Laboratory
    • And more....
  • Areas of research include:
    • Engineering
    • Computer science
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Biological / life sciences
    • Environmental science
    • Emergency and incident management
    • Social sciences
    • And more....!
  • For details, visit the DHS HS Stem Internship website
 

+ National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships 2014

  • Application deadline December 20 at 5:00 PM EST
  • Awarded to applicants who pursue a doctoral degree in 15 disciplines, including geosciences
  • Approximately 200 new three-year graduate fellowships will be awarded in April 2014 for the 2014-16 Academic Year
  • Eligibility requirements include:
    • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or national (e.g. resident of American Samoa).  Permanent residents and international students are not eligible for this program.
    • Applicant must also have completed less than 2 years of graduate study (i.e. you are still eligible if you are beginning your second year with the start of the Fall 2013 semester)
  • For full details regarding eligibility and application, see the NDSEG website
 

+ Durham University 2014-15 International Fellowships for Research & Enterprise

  • Call for Applications from postdoctoral and senior researchers for the Durham University (UK) 2014 International Fellowships for Research & Enterprise (including the EU Marie Curie Postdoctoral program)
  • Deadlines:  Application deadline December 6 2013 for Junior Research Fellowships (includes the EU Marie Curie program) and application deadline January 10 2014 for Senior Research Fellowships and Policy & Enterprise Fellowships
  • Full details about the fellowships and the application process may be found at the Durham International Fellowships website
 

+ Harshbarger Doctoral Fellowship in Subsurface Hydrology-Hydrogeology

  • Electronic applications and faculty letters of recommendation deadline December 2
  • Application should be submitted in PDF/Word format or image file (especially transcripts) to programs@hwr.arizona.edu using the Subject Line: Harshbarger Fellowship App
  • Eligibility:
    • Doctoral students majoring in Hydrology in their second year or beyond
    • Field of study in subsurface hydrology or hydrogeology
    • Must have successfully passed the first year PHD doctoral qualifying exam
    • Former applicants or runners-up are eligible to re-apply
    • Former recipients of the fellowship are not eligible to re-apply
  • Application includes:
    • Two (2) electronic files (e.g. PDF/Word docs, scanned image doc) submitted by the student applicant to programs@hwr.arizona.edu.  The files should be labeled as (1) LastName CV and Research Objectives and (2) LastName Transcripts (details below).
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation submitted by two referees (recommenders) directly to the academic advisor (Olivia Hanson, ohanson@email.arizona.edu) by email or by hard copy.
  • Formatting:
    • When formatting documents, use a standard or sans serif font/pitch size (e.g. Times New Roman font 12-pitch, Calibri font 12-pitch).
    • Use standard 1" margins (top, bottom, left, and right).
    • Pay particular attention to maximum page limit for each section.
  • For full details about the contents of the Application files, see the email announcement sent on October 10, 2013, to the HWRS grad listserv or contact Olivia Hanson at ohanson@email.arizona.edu
 

+ William G. McGinnies 2013 Scholarship

  • Application deadline December 1 (review of applications begins immediately on December 1)
  • The faculty in the Office of Arid Lands Studies established this scholarship in 1985 in honor of Dr. William G. McGinnies, founder of ALS, to provide support to graduate students whose dissertation research concerns physical and biological processes in the world's arid and semiarid lands.
  • The annual scholarship award of $2,500 is celebrated with a luncheon at the historic Arizona Inn.
  • Any University of Arizona doctoral student is eligible.  All recipients must be approved by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
  • Selection criteria:  Award is made on the basis of materials submitted by applicants, which (1) indicates their achievements and future as scholars, and (2) demonstrates significant contribution to ongoing research to understanding environmental processes and informing management of arid and semiarid lands.
  • An application should consist of:
    • Letter of application of no more than 1000 words describing the student's research interests, their achievements to-date, and a concise description of their dissertation research and its broader relevance
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation, including one from the major advisor
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that letters are received before the application deadline.
  • Send materials to:
    • Dr. Stuart E. Marsh (smarsh@email.ariozna.edu)
    • School of Natural Resources and the Environment
    • Bioscience East Room 325
    • Tucson, AZ  85721
  • Contact:  520-621-8574 or 621-8567
  • To learn more about the history of this scholarship, including a list of previous recipients and their dissertation topics, subsequent careers, and current whereabouts, visit the McGinnies Scholarship website.
 

+ Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX)

  • Application deadline December 1 < EHY majors encouraged to apply in advance of deadline!
  • CBYX is a fully-funded one-year scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students for the purpose of study and internship in Germany.
  • Scholarship is open to all career fields, although preference is given to students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields, agriculture, business, and vocational fields.
  • Students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • The Fellowship is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hayes Act of 1961, as amended.  For more information, go to the CBYX website.
  • The program provides 75 participants with:
    • 2 months intensive German language training
    • 1 semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences
    • 5-month internship with a German company in the participant's career field
    • Transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends
  • Eligibility:
    • Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be a US citizen or permanent resident.
    • Prior German language knowledge is not required though it is preferred.
    • Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work.
 

+ NSF East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship for Summer 2014

  • Application deadline November 25
  • Opportunity for U.S. graduate students in science and engineering to participate in research experiences in summer 2014 in the lab of their choice in any of seven locations: 
    • Australia
    • China
    • Japan
    • Korea
    • New Zealand
    • Singapore
    • Taiwan
  • Each institute has a fixed start and end date and includes a pre-departure orientation near NSF and an in-country language and culture orientation.
  • An EAPSI award includes a $5000 stipend and round trip air ticket provided by NSF plus a living alowance provided by NSF's counterpart funding agency in the host location.
  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents enrolled in research-oriented graduate programs in NSF-funded STEM fields are eligible to apply.  (The U.S. graduate student is the PI on an EAPSI proposal.)
  • See the EAPSI program announcement 13-593 and related information at http://www.nsf.gov/eapsi (scroll down to Related URLs)
  • INFORMATION WEBINARS will be held
    • Friday, September 27, at 3:00 PM ET (past date)
    • Thursday, October 10, at 1:00 PM ET
  • Visit http://www.nsf.gov/eapsi for information on how to join a Webinar.  Passcode is EAPSI2014 (capital letters E, A, P, S, I, and numbers 2, 0, 1, 4).
 

+ Tucson Water Hydrology Technological Internship

  • Online application system open from November 7 to November 17
  • This non-permanent position:
    • Is designed and and intended to provide entry-level work experience for students who meet the minimum qualifications.
    • Will work approximately 20 hours per week; scheduling is flexible and may be tailored to class schedules or other activities.
    • Will not include benefits and non-permanent employees may not work more than 1,500 hours per fiscal year (July 1-June 30).
    • Is structured to be a one-year assignment, with a one-year renewal possible upon agreement between the Hydrology division and intern.
    • Has a hiring salary of $11.42 per hour.
  • The intern is involved with a wide range of hydrogeological projects and field work that generally focus on water supply, groundwater level and quality monitoring, recharge, and water righs.  Within this general framework of activities, examples of duties may include assisting with:
    • Groundwater recharge monitoring, data compilation for regulatory reports and data entry
    • Water quality investigations
    • Groundwater resource studies and data compilation for data requests
    • Maintaining hydrologic databases
    • Maintaining well drilling activities
    • Mosquito monitoring and control
    • GIS database management
    • Collecting water quality samples, collecting water level measurements, and other general office and field duties
  • Qualifications:
    • Must be at least an active college or university sophomore currently participating in a program of studies involving hydrology, hydrogeology, geology, biology, chemistry, physics, natural resources, or another comparable physical science field
    • Valid driver's license
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience with Microsoft Access and Excel
    • Experience with VBA/VB.NET programming
    • Experience with ArcGIS, Rockware, MODFLOW, or Groundwater Vistas software programs
    • This position will require a satisfactory background check and motor vehicle history report.
  • Employment offers contigent upon successfully passing any of the above requirements.
  • Refer to the Technological Intern - Hydrology announcement for instructions on how to use the online application system and submit the required materials.
 

+ DAAD German Academic Exchange Service - Study Scholarships for Academic Year 2014-15

  • Application deadline November 15
  • DAAD Study Scholarships provide highly qualified individuals with the opportunity to do independent study in Germany or to complete a full Master's degree program at a German university.  These are available in the sciences, humanities, and arts.
  • Primary Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applicants should be US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents
    • Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students at an accredited US or Canadian university for at least 2 years at the time of application
    • Students in their last year of undergraduate (BA/BS) study
    • Recent BA/BS or MA/MS garduates who completed their last degree no more than 6 years ago
    • Graduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited North American university
  • Graduate Study Scholarships are granted for 1 academic year (10 months, October 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015) with the possibility of a one-year extension for students completing a full degree progam in Germany
  • Full details are available at the DAAD Study Scholarships website

 

+ DAAD German Academic Exchange Service - Doctoral Research Grants

  • Application deadline November 15
  • DAAD Research Grants are awarded to highly qualified PHD candidates, recent PHDs, or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany
    • PHD candidates applying for short-term grants (1-6 months) must have ABD (all-but-dissertation) status by the time of application deadline, but no more than 4 years before applying.
    • PHD candidates applying for long-term grants (7-10 months) must have reached ABD status by the start of the grant period but no more than four years before applying
    • Postdocs applying for short-term grants (1-6 months) should have completed their degrees no longer than 4 years before the time of application
    • Postdocs applying for long-term grants (7-10 months) should have completed their degrees no longer than 2 years before the time of application
  • Those wishing to pursue a complete doctoral degree program in Germany must have received their last degree no longer than 6 years previously. (Click here to search a database of international doctoral programs in Germany)
  • Primary Eligibility Requirements:
    • Research Grants are awarded for periods of 1-10 months.  Applicants wishing to complete a doctoral degree program in Germany can only apply for the long-term research grant.  They may receive up to three one-year extensions.
    • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the US or Canada.
    • Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students/scholars at an accredited US or Canadian university for at least 2 years at the time of the application deadline.
  • For full details, see the DAAD Research Grants website
 

+ National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

  • Application deadline for Geosciences is November 8
    • Reference letter deadline is November 14
  • After a successful pilot program last fall, the Graduate College will again provide applicant support for the NSF GRFP.  Last year, 75% of the University of Arizona GRFP awardees had received support through this program.
  • For complete details, review the NSF GRFP website:  www.nsfgrfp.org
  • Basic eligibility requirements:
    • U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents
    • Completed no more than 12 months of full-time graduate studies.  (This generally includes incoming graduate students and graduate students in the fall of their second year.)
    • Check full eligibility criteria here.
  • What kind of support does the UA Grad College provide?
    • Email updates with advice and links
    • Access to examples of successful applications
    • Invitations to information sessions, writing sessions, and workshops
    • Feedback on application essays (provided campus deadlines are met)
  • To register for support through the GradFunding Center, complete the SURVEY HERE.  Successful applicants recommend starting early, so register ASAP!
 

+ Hertz Graduate Fellowship 2014-2015

  • Apply online by November 1, 2013
  • The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation provides unique financial and fellowship support to the nation's most remarkable PHD students in the physical, biological, and engineering sciences.  Fellowships are free of most traditional restrictions.  Hertz Fellows become innovators and leaders serving in ways that benefit us all.
  • Fields of study include Aeronautics/Astronautics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Applied Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Earth and Geo Sciences, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, and Nuclear Engineering, Materials Science, and Quantitative Biology and Bio-Engineering.
  • Eligibility:
    • Eligible applicants must be students of the applied physical, biological, and engineering sciences who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and who are willing to morally commit to make their skills available to the U.S. in time of national emergency (see the Moral Commitment section).
    • College seniors wishing to pursue the PHD degree in any of the fields noted above, as well as graduate students already in the process of doing so, may apply.
  • For complete details, see the Hertz Graduate Fellowship website

 

+ Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship 2014

  • Application deadline Friday, October 25
  • Late applications will not be considered
  • Award intended for graduate students in the completion stage of their dissertation and who have exhausted all other funding resources except for loans
  • Award of $10,788 provided by the Marshall Foundation (disbursed in one lump sum in Spring 2014) and a Graduate Tuition Scholarship for up to two consecutive semesters -- spring 2014 and fall 2014 -- provided by the Grad College. Mandatory fees and health insurance are NOT covered.
  • Eligibility:
    • UA doctoral candidates whose dissertation proposal has been approved by their doctoral committee, have advanced to Doctoral Candidacy, and expect to defend their dissertation by December 2014.
    • U.S. citizenship and Arizona Legal Residency (as determined by the UA) by the application submission deadline.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above
    • Demonstrated financial need.
    • Enrollment in a minimum of 3 dissertation units (some type of 900-level registration).
    • Agreement to make available an electronic copy of their dissertation to the Marshall Foundation for storing in its Library.
  • Application procedure:  The following documents addressed to the Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Committee should be submitted electronically as ONE PDF FILE to MarshallFoundation@grad.arizona.edu.  Applications not in this format will not be considered.
    • Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Application Form at the Grad College website
    • A statement of interest:  State the significance of your dissertation and its potential contribution to our understanding or improvement of issues facing Arizona, the nation, and the world (2 page maximum)
    • A copy of the dissertation proposal approved by your committee
    • A detailed timetable identifying dates by when you plan to finish your data collection, data analysis, and a draft of each chapter, as well as the expected date of the Oral Defense (the Doctoral Final Oral Exam)
    • A letter of support from your Dissertation Committee Chair addressing your scholarship and verifying that you will complete and defend your dissertation by December 2014
    • A copy of this year's FAFSA determination and/or your own statement of financial need (you must have financial need to qualify for this award)
 

+ Churchill Scholarship in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics for 2014-15

  • UA Campus deadline October 15 (Contact Information:  oncs@email.arizona.edu)
  • Churchill online app deadline November 12
  • You must contact the UA Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarshipsp (ONCS) at oncs@email.arizona.edu for information and details about this application before applying at the national online website.  Only 2 nominees from the UA will be completing the application process.
  • An applicant must be a citizen of the United States, either natural or naturalized, and must be a senior who is enrolled in one of the participating institutions (UA is one) or who has recently graduated from one of those institutions.
  • Upon taking up the Churchill Scholarship, a scholar must be between the ages of 19 and 26, must hold a bachelor's degree or an equivalent, and may not have attained a doctorate.
  • Selection criteria include
    • exceptional academic talent and outstanding achievement, especially in the major;
    • capacity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics by pursuing original, creative work at an advanced level as demonstrated by awards, prizes, research, and letters of recommendation (i.e. must demonstrate extensive laboratory experience, internships, or other related work);
    • outstanding personal qualities, not so much "well rounded" as with "interesting jagged edges" including, but not limited to, activities outside academic pursuits, such as music, athletics, social service, among others.
  • Read more about this scholarship at the Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship website
 

+ Student Showcase - Component of Homecoming Weekend

  • Application deadline is 5:00 PM on EXTENDED TO Mon, Oct 21 (link to Application Form below)
  • Showcase Event will be held Fri, Nov 8
  • On the UA Mall:  Tent will be in the Alumni Plaza in front of the Student Union and the Administration Building
  • Student Showcase is the academic component of Homecoming Weekend.  Last year more than 125 students participated in an exhibition of undergraduate and graduate scholarship, from research projects in science and engineering to performance and events in the visual arts, music, and humanities.
  • Graduate and undergraduate students participate in about equal numbers and compete for monetary Awards in 10 broad categories, including:
    • Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
    • Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture
    • Biological Sciences
    • Business, Public Administration, and Economics
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Health Sciences
    • Humanities, Literature, and Languages
    • Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science
    • Public Health
    • Social Sciences and Law
    • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Awards range from the President's Awards--$1000 each to one undergrad and one grad student--and up to 12 Category Awards--$250 winners, $125 runners-up for both the Grad and Undergrad Categories.  
    • Additional Sponsored Awards include the American Chemical Society Women's Chemist Group Award, the Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award (details below), the BIO5 Innovator Award, and more.
  • For full details, go to the Student Showcase website:  http://www.gpsc.arizona.edu/student-showcase
  • For the Application Form and information about applying, go to the Participating in Student Showcase website at: http://gpsc.arizona.edu/ss-who

 

+ Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award

  • Application deadline is 5:00 PM on EXTENDED TO Mon, Oct 21 (attach to GSPC Application Form, details below)
  • Award of $1000 each for up to 3 undergraduate and 3 graduate awards this year!
  • The award recognizes UA students who have made extensive and innovative use of the UA Libraries' information resources and services in support of their coursework.
  • Eligibility
    • UA graduate and undergraduate students who participate in the GPSC Student Showcase may apply.
    • Submissions must be related to the project being submitted for the GPSC Student Showcase.
    • Both individuals and project teams may submit an application.  Any awards to project team submissions will be divided equally among the members.
    • Each student or project team may submit only one paper/project per award year.
    • Applicants must agree to have winning essays featured on the Library website and archived in the UA Campus Repository (winning entries for the 2011 and 2012 awards are available in the repository).
  • Application Process
    • An application consists of an essay that must be submitted as part of the GPSC Student Showcase Application Form.
    • The essay (maximum of 500 words) should describe in detail the research strategy and use of information resources (in any format).
  • For more information, go to the Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award website.

 

+ American Australian Association - USA to Australia Fellowship

  • Application deadline October 15 (This is a dual application process; you must apply for admission to an Australian university AND apply for this fellowship.)
  • Each year, the American Australian Association awards individual Fellowships to U.S. citizens or permanent residents of up to US$40,000 for advanced study at the graduate level or above.
  • Fields of study supported include:
    • business
    • engineering
    • geosciences
    • mathematics
    • marine science
    • medicine, pediatrics,
    • sciences
    • sustainability
    • technology
  • For complete details, see the American Australian Association Fellowship website

 

+ Arizona Legislative Internship Program

  • Application deadline at 5:00 PM on Friday, October 4
  • Every year 50 undergraduate and graduate students from UA, ASU, and NAU go to Phoenix to work as legislative interns with the Arizona Legislature, Supreme Court, and Governor's Office. 
  • Work is demanding (a minimum of 40 hours per week) and lasts for 18 weeks beginning on Monday, January 6, 2014.
  • Students gain hands-on experience summarizing bills, drafting amendments, researching issues, attending committee meetings and hearings, making presentations before committees, and working on constituent problems. The professional networks they form often lead to job opportunities.
  • For their work, students receive:
    • $4700 stipend
    • Tuition and fees scholarship for Spring Semester 2014
    • Up to $500 for reimbursed moving expenses for those residing outside Maricopa County
    • Academic credit -- 12 units for undergraduates or 9 units for graduate students
  • To be eligible to apply, students must:
    • Be a current student enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's degree program
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Be a junior, senior, or graduate student.  Juniors must have a minimum of 75 units completed by the end of Fall 2013 to participate in Spring 2014.  Seniors who are graduating in December 2013 are eligible to apply for the Spring 2014 internship program.
    • Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.
  • See What's Happening > Other Departments for details: On-campus Info Session (Sep 11), Meet & Greet (Sep 11) with legislative staff,  Application & Interview Workshop (Sep 27)
  • Questions?  Contact Dr. Pamela Coonan at coonan@email.arizona.edu

 

+ DAAD German Academic Exchange Service - UA Priority Doctoral Candidate for Fellowships

  • If interested, complete the Grad College DAAD survey on or before Mon, Sep 9
  • UA deadline for submission to Grad College, October 3 no later than 5:00 PM
  • As a partner university, DAAD encourages the UA to select one priority candidate.  Priority candidates from partner universities receive preferential status in the general fellowship competitions and have a considerably higher likelihood of being selected.
  • Applicants for the UA priority candidate submit their applications to the UA Graduate College about a month prior to the national deadline. 
  • Everyone who submits to the UA Graduate College can subsequently submit to the national competition.
  • Questions about the priority candidacy?  Contact Georgia Ehlers at gehlers@grad.arizona.edu.
  • See the DAAD Research Grants website for detailed information about grants for doctoral candidates.

 

+ Seed Funding Grants for Research in Drylands of USA and Mexico (CY2014)

  • Solicitation is made for seed funding grants up to $20K for CY2014
  • Deadline to submit Letter of Intent is Mon, Sep 9
    • LOI:  Brief letter of intent (1 page maximum) including (a) list of expected collaborators, including position, department/unit, areas of expertise; (b) key questions/themes the proposal will address
  • Deadline to submit Full Proposal is Monday, September 30
  • Proposals and LOIs do not need to be routed, but consultation with your business office is recommended
  • The University of Arizona (UA) and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) are launching a consortium to strengthen collaboration in research, teaching, and outreach in the drylands of southwestern USA and northwest Mexico.
  • The mission is to improve the well-being of the people of this region through fundamental research and education on sustainability and adaption of drylands in the context of climate change, population growth, and urbanizaiton.
  • UA Contact:   Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman at mzucker@email.arizona.edu
  • UNAM Contact:  Cesar A. Dominguez at research_committee@ecologia.unam.mx

 

+ Geological Society of America Annual Meeting - Sun-Wed, Oct 27-30

 

+ Barcelona School (Workshop) on Computational Mechanics for Moving Boundaries and Interfaces

  • School (Workshop) on Computational Mechanics for Moving Boundaries and Interfaces will be held in Barcelona, Spain, 14-17 October 2013
  • Priority deadline for applications for grants to cover fees is August 19
  • Applications will be accepted, however, until September 16
  • Intended for an international audience of mainly PHD graduate students, as well as professionals from the public or private sector, in engineering and applied sciences, with a solid background in numerical methods for partial differential equations and computational mechanics
  • Workshop will provide attendees with a deeper knowledge of computational mechanics for moving boundaries and interfaces, including formulation, analysis, implementation issues, and applications
  • Goal is to provide insights into recent developments dealing with moving boundaries in both fluid and solid computational methods.  These boundaries may be interface between fluid and solids, cracks, solidification front, or more generally phase transomation fronts.  The school is innovative in several ways:
    • Deals with fluid and solid mechanics problems and addresses moving boundaries within a generic framework
    • Not centered on a unique numerical method.  Extended-Finite Element Method and Immersed Boundary Methods will both be considered.
    • Covers a wide range of scientific fields:  fluid structure interactions, fracture, contact and phase changes
    • Will consider a wide range of "industrial" applications, including aerospace, biomedical, geological, biophysics
  • Read more about the workshop at the School on Computational Mechanics website
  • Grants covering course fees have been sponsored by the European Commission through the FP7 project ATCoMe.  The priority deadline for applications (first round consideration) is August 19.  Applications will be accepted through September 16.

 

+ Fulbright U.S. Fellowship Program for 2014-15

  • UA Campus deadline September 10 (Contact Information:  oncs@email.arizona.edu)
  • Fulbright deadline (online application) October 15 at 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
  • You must contact the UA Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (ONCS) at oncs@email.arizona.edu for information and details about this application before applying at the national online website.
  • Two types of Fellowships are available and both offer complete funding:
    • English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) which supports a year of teaching English as a second language abroad
    • Research/Study grant which supports a year-long project (research and study) abroad.
  • Read more about the both types of Fellowship opportunities and begin the online application process at the Fulbright U.S. Fellowship program website

 

+ Students for Sustainability Recycling Ambassador for Greening the Game for Fall 2013

  • Application deadline Sunday, August 25, at 5:00 PM
  • Interviews will be held Monday-Thursday, August 26-29
  • Greening the Game is an initiative run through Students for Sustainability, an ASUA program.  The goal is to reach out to fans and educate them during tailgating and to clean the stadiums after the game.
  • This is a fun and a hands-on job that will teach students about how to be educational leaders and inform them about sustainable initiatives on the UA Campus.  Salary:  $8.00 per hour.
  • If interested, complete the Greening the Game Online Application by 5:00 PM on Sunday, August 25.
  • For more information, visit the UA Students for Sustainability website.
  • Questions?  Feel free to send them to Kaitlyn Elkind, Greening the Game Project Manager

 

+ Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry

  • Application deadline August 14
  • The Dreyfus Foundation will award two-year fellowships of $120,000 to principal investigators with well-established research experience in environmental science or engineering.
  • Examples of research of interest include, but are not limited to, the chemistry associated with:
    • Climate
    • Atmosphere
    • Aquatic or marine settings
    • Toxicology
    • Soil
    • Groundwater
    • Chemistry-related energy research (renewable sources, sequestration, etc.)
    • New or green approaches to chemical synthesis and processing, with a clearly stated relation to the environment.
  • See the Dreyfus Foundation website for more details

 

+ Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Application deadline August 14
  • Final call for Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships under the EU FP7 is now open.
  • All research areas are elighave ible.
  • Eligible applicants must either a Ph.D. at the time of the call deadline (August 14) or at least 4 years full-time research experience (inclusive of Ph.D.). 
  • The mobility rules require that the researcher has not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.
  • The link to the calls and documents can be found at the Research and Participant Portal
  • At the portal page, click on the term "Search" (upper right)
    • At the Search menu, click on Call Search
    • Use Search term(s):  Marie Curie
    • Framework Programme:  F7
    • Specific Programme:  All
    • Specific Theme:  All
    • Call Type: All
    • Call Status:  Open
    • Sort by:  Publication Date
  • Click on the appropriate grant type:  Intra-European, International Incoming, International Outgoing, etc.

 

+ 2013 WateReuse Arizona Scholarship

  • Application deadline (postmarked by) June 15
  • WateReuse Arizona will award two (2) scholarships of $2500 each to Arizona university or college students.
  • The purpose of the award is to encourage full-time students with a focus on wastewater reclamation, water reuse, and/or desalination.
  • The scholarships will be awarded in July 2013 at the WateReuse AZ Bi-Annual Conference in Flagstaff, Arizona.
  • Qualifications:
    • Minimum of one year of college course work completed (Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student)
    • Full-time enrollment at an Arizona university or college for AY2012-2013
    • Sincere interest in pursuing a professional career related to the mission of WateReuse Arizona which is "to promote the responsible stewardship of Arizona's water resources through education and advocacy for the best use of all water supplies."
  • Selection Criteria:
    • Two more more letters of recommendation; at least one must be from a college professor or college advisor.  Letters must be confidential, placed in separate sealed envelopes, and not seen by student.
    • Personal statement (minimum one page) stating your background and interest in the field of wastewater reclamation, water reuse, and/or desalination.
    • Grade point average (submit college transcripts*SEE NOTE)
  • Application Instructions:
    • Submit the following documents in one envelope:  (1) Cover letter with contact information, (2) personal statement, (3) sealed letters of recommendation (separate envelopes inside main envelope), and (4) transcript
    • Address the submittal to:  Mr. John Kmiec, WateReuse Arizona, c/o Marana Utilities, 5100 W. Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
    • *NOTE:  Unofficial transcripts will be accepted at time of application for scholarship.  The grades will be subject to verification via official transcript if selected for award.

 

+ Victory Congressional Internship for Fall 2013

  • Application deadline Monday, June 10 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (or Tuesday, June 11, 2:59 AM Eastern Daylight Savings Time)
  • The Victory Congressional Internship program is now accepting applications for Fall 2013.
  • The Victory Institute will bring outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, DC, for an intensive leadership program, including a Congressional internship with an LGBT-friendly member of Congress.
  • Period of 12-week internship is August 28 through November 22, 2013.
  • Internship for Fall 2013 includes a generous stipend, housing in DC, placement in a congressional internship, and travel to/from Washington, DC, as well as travel and registration to the LGBT Leaders 2013 Conference to be held December 5-8, 2013, in Denver, CO.
  • Read more about the application process and apply now at the Victory Institute website.

 

+ 2013 Central Arizona Project (CAP) Award for Water Research

  • Application deadline June 1
  • Papers are now being accepted for the 2013 CAP Award for Water Research
  • First Place Prize $1000, Second Place Prize $500
    • Winners will be notified in July 2013
    • Winners will submit their research at the 2013 Arizona Hydrological Society Annual Symposium on September 18-21, 2013, in Tucson, AZ
  • The CAP Award is available to any student studying at any college or university in the State of Arizona
  • The paper submitted should represent a student's original, unpublished research
  • Submissions should focus on water issues that affect Central and Southern Arizona and/or the Colorado River
  • Papers may focus on legal, economic, political, environmental, or water management issues or other issues that might be of interest to CAP or Arizona water users
  • Papers that support a position are especially encouraged
  • Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
    • Aquifers
    • Conservation
    • Drought Management
    • Environmental Education
    • Environmental Law
    • Groundwater Resources
    • Native American Water Issues
    • Public Perception
    • Recharge
    • Riparian Habitat
    • Subsidence
    • Surface Water Resources
    • Surface/Groundwater Relationships
    • Threatened/Endangered Species
    • Water/Energy Nexus
    • Water Law
    • Water Management
    • Water Policy/Politics
    • Water Rights
    • Water Supply/Use
  • To apply, submit your research paper AND a 1-page abstract electronically to mbasefsky@cap-az.com OR use the online entry page at the CAP Award website (link below)
  • For full details, go to the CAP Award for Water Research website

 

+ Arizona Hydrological Society Annual Scholarships

  • Deadline for mailing applications April 30
  • The Arizona Hydrological Society will award three (3) $2000 student scholarships for 2013.
  • The purpose of the award is to encourage full-time students in hydrology, hydrogeology, or any other water resources-related field at an Arizona university or college to excel in their area of study.
  • Any junior, senior, or graduate student who fits into this category is qualified to apply.
  • The scholarship will be awarded during the AHS Annual Symposium on September 18-21, 2013, at the Doubletree Reid Park Hotel in Tucson.
  • Scholarship Criteria:
    • Grade point average based on at least four (4) semesters of course work
    • Strength of letter(s) of recommendation (minimum one required)
    • Application letter describing applicant's interests and career goals in hydrology and water resources
    • Background in hydrology and water resources-related activities (provided in applicant's resume)
    • Degree of need:  Explain need for support and how the scholarship would help satisfy th eneed
    • Previous winners of this scholarship are not eligible to re-apply
  • Application Packet must include the following to be considered (read more about this scholarship opportunity at the AHS Scholarship Application website)
    • Application letter, including description of financial need
    • Official transcripts (for graduate applicants, both undergraduate and graduate transcripts)
    • Confidential letter of recommendation (at least one)
    • Hard copy paper documents of all documents are required; in addition, you may send (optional) electronic copies (PDF format) to the AHS Scholarships email address below.
  • Mail scholarship Application Packet to:
    • AHS Scholarships
      Arizona Hydrological Society
      PO Box 1882
      Higley, AZ  85236
  • Mail electronic copy of Application Packet (optional) to Azhydrosoc.dir@gmail.com
  • Questions?  Contact Dennis Hall at dhall@elmontgomery.com or 480-948-7747

 

+ Graduate Writing Institute - Mon, June 3 to Fri, June 21

  • Application deadline Fri, April 26 at grad.arizona.edu/gwi/
  • Mon, June 3 through Fri, June 21
    • M, W, F from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • T, Thu from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (optional writing workshops)
    • T, Thu afternoons (individualized tutoring schedules)
    • M,W,F afternoons (individualized tutoring schedules)
  • LOCATIONS:  Various depending on activity
  • The UA Graduate College and the Writing Skills Improvement Program announce the Graduate Writing Institute for the Summer of 2013.
  • The institute supports development of graduate-level writing skills through a customized curriculum designed and taught by the professional instructors of the Writing Skills Improvement Program.
  • Open to ALL UA graduate students at NO COST.  You must have a writing project to be working on to be considered.
  • The Writing Institute is for students working on research and conference papers, Master's theses, or Doctoral dissertations.
    • Large Group Workshops: Meet with entire group (50 students, 6 faculty members) for workshops and presentations that adderss critical writing skills, such as Writing Techniques, Literature Review, and Academic Vitae.
    • Small Group Collaboration:  Meet with small group (8-12 members) specially chosen based on academic fields to workshop writing projects.  Learn techniques and provid positive, constructive feedback for fellow writers.
    • Individual Tutoring:  Meet with a professional tutor to strengthen individual writing skills:  6 one-hour sessions during the 3 weeks.
    • Optional Workshops:  Participate in supplementary workshops to improve writing skills (i.e. grammar, punctuation, library research, and grant writing).
  • Interested students must apply at the GWI website.
  • Questions?  Contact Dr. Donna Rabuck (Writing Skills Improvement Program) at 621-5849 or Cynthia Ann Bjerk-Plocke (Graduate College) at 621-7815.

 

+ UA Renewable Energy Network (REN) Summer Fellowships 2013

  • Proposals are due April 26, 2013 (submit online at REN website, link below)
  • The REN Summer Fellowship 2013 will be awarded to outstanding students who have demonstrated exceptional ability and commitment to renewable energy science, technology, economics, business, policy, or other renewable energy-related fields.
  • The goals of the program are to give students opportunities to expand their training outside the classroom or laboratory, increase participation by students in renewable energy-related fields, and promote increased connections between the UA and partner organizations.
  • The program provides students with the opportunity to gain experience and skills in a professional environment.  A $5000 stipend is provided for a 3-month summer position at the beginning of the fellowship period.
  • Students must secure a summer opportunity with a Federal research laboratory, industrial organization, or NGO involved with issues of sustainable and renewable energy in the U.S. or abroad. 
  • Students may contact partner organizations or find a position on their own.
  • For more information about Evaluation Criteria and for Application Requirements, go to the REN website (energy.arizona.edu/content/education/fellowships)
  • Briefly, the Application includes a Statement (2 page maximum), a CV (2 page maximum), a letter of recommendation from faculty advisor with specific information, one additional letter of recommendation, and one detailed letter from the sponsoring organization.
  • Applications must be submitted online at the REN website (scroll down to bottom of page)

 

+ Veolia Water and Environmental Services Internships

  • Proposals are due April 26, 2013
  • See REN Internships website for full details about electronic submission and/or electronic application)
  • Veolia Environmental Services and Veolia Water have partnered with UA REN to offer internships specifically for UA graduate students.
  • Internships are offered during the summer of 2013 and take place in:
    • Limay, France, with the New Energy Technologies Group of the Energy Department
    • Delft, The Netherlands, with Biothane Systems International
  • Internships are unpaid but local housing support and a small per diem are available.
  • This internships qualifies for the REN Future Energy Leaders Summer Fellowship.

 

+ American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship

  • Application deadline Mon, April 22
  • All applications and supporting materials must be submitted electronically to info@awra.org by the deadline.  Limit 5mb size to ensure delivery.  Applications must be submitted in their entirety.
  • AWRA will provide an acknowledgement of receipt of your application.
  • AWRA will not provide updates to your application status or request missing information.
  • Eligibility & Awards Available
    • Each applicant must be a national AWRA member.  If not currently a student member, you can join at the AWRA membership website.
    • A $2000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student working toward his/her first undergraduate degree and enrolled in a program related to water resources for the Academic Year 2013-2014.
    • A $2000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time graduate student enrolled in a program relating to water resources for the Academic Year 2013-2014.
  • Selection Criteria
    • The undergraduate scholarship will be awarded to the student most qualified by academic performance.  Measures of academic performance include the cumulative grade point average, relevance of the student's curriculum to water resources, and leadership in extracurricular activities related to water resources.
    • The graduate scholarship will be awarded to the student most qualified by academic and/or research performance.  The measures of academic performance are identical to those of the undergraduate scholarship with the addition of the quality of the student's research and its relevance to water resources. 
    • Recipients will be selected by the AWRA Student Activities Committee and announced during summer 2013.
  • Application Process
    • A complete application packet contains:
      • Title page that includes the applicant's full name, permanent mailing address, email address, phone number where he or she may be easily reached, and the type of scholarship (undergradute or graduate)
      • Two-page summary (approximately 500 words) of his/her academic interests and achievements, extracurricular interests, and career goals as they relate to the above selection criteria.
      • Resume or curriculum vitae
      • Three signed letters of reference from professors and/or advisors.  Letters of reference MUST include the signature of the referee -- PDFs of the signed letters work best.
      • Transcripts of all college courses (undergraduate and graduate).  Legible copies of "Issued to Student" transcripts are acceptable to save on fees, but unofficial grade reports (such as those students can access from their online student accounts at the university) are unacceptable.  Application packets that include unofficial grade reports will not be considered.
    • Application packets should be submitted electronically to info@awra.org and limited to 5mb in size to ensure delivery.
    • All applications must be submitted in their entirety.  Please review your materials and make sure your application is complete before you submit it.
  • Questions?  Call AWRA at 540-687-8390 or send an email to info@awra.org

 

+ Montgomery & Associates Summer Writing Internship at Water Resources Research Center

  • Application deadline 5:00 PM on Friday, April 19
  • A decision regarding the internship award shoulbe be announced by May 6.
  • The University of Arizona's Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is offering a summer internship to a student interested in gaining experience writing about environment and water issues.  The internship is supposed by Montgomery & Associates, an Arizona-based consulting firm specialization in hydrology and water resource issues.
  • The selected intern will contribute to research and writing for an issue of Arroyo, the annual WRRC publication that focuses on a critical Arizona water issue.  Arroyo is recognized as a source of objective, accurate, and understandable information and reaches a wide audience that includes policy makers and water professionals as well as the interested public.
  • The 2013 Arroyo topic is the value of water.  It will look into prices of water, "virtual water," and non-monetary values, including the value of water in the environment.
  • Eligibility and Conditions:
    • Enrolled students in good standing at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University are eligible to apply.
    • Intern selected will be required to provide proof of enrollment for Fall Semester 2013.
    • The intern will work 20-25 hours per week during June and July at a rate or $10 to $14 per hour depending on experience.
    • The intern will work at the WRRC offices in Tucson.  The successful applicant will be responsible for his/her own accommodations.
  • Application Process:
    • To apply, complete the Application Form and send, along with a Writing Sample and a Letter of Recommendation, to Susanna Eden at seden@cals.arizona.edu.  Include "M&A Internship Application" in the Subject Line.
    • Writing Sample:  The 500-1000 word writing sample may be on any topic; however, it should not be a technical report.  The writing sample should avoid jargon and be understandable by general readers.  Applicants are encouraged to look at previous issues on the WRRC website at wrrc.arizona.edu/publications/arroyo.
    • Letter of Recommendation:  The letter should come from a faculty member familiar with the applicant's writing.
  • Questions?  Please contact Susana Eden at seden@cals.arizona.edu.

 

+ Leonard Halpenny Intern Scholarship

  • Application deadline at 5:00 PM on Fri, April 5
  • Some material may list the deadline as April 6, but it is actually Friday, April 5!!
  • The Arizona Hydrological Society seeks applications for the 2013 Leonard Halpenny Intern Scholarship.
  • Candidates must be available for an interview during the week of April 15, 2013.
  • The committee will announce their intern selection by April 19, 2013.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students in a hydrology-related field of study attending an Arizona college or university are eligible to apply.  Qualified undergraduates will be given first preference.  (Prior AHS Intern Scholarship winners and students not currently enrolled in an Arizona college of university are ineligible for this award.)  Eligible majors include:
    • hydrology
    • geology
    • civil, environmental, and geologic engineering
    • renewable natural resources
    • wastewater management
    • soil, water, and environmental science
    • other hydrology-related studies
  • A $3,000 stipend award will be made for 200 hours of experience within the 2013 calendar year with multiple agencies and private consulting companies in Tucson, Arizona. (Service must be completed by December 2013.)  Award winners must complete their internship in Tucson.  The selected intern will be invited to attend the 2013 AHS Symposium to formally receive the award.
  • The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work part-time throughout 2013 as an intern scholar at multiple hydrological work environments in Tucson.  Previous participating companies have included Tucson Water, the U.S. Geological Survey, Montgomery & Associates, Brown and Caldwell, HydroGeoChem, the Arizona Department of Water Resources, Metro Wter, the Nature Conservancy, Pima County Flood Control District, Clear Creek Associates, Hargis+Associates, and Geo Systems Analysis.
  • The scope of work may include water sampling, regulatory aspects of recharge and water-resource management, fieldwork, retrospective analysis of existing data, and other types of activities that might be encountered in an entry-level hydrology-related position.
  • Application materials must be received by 5:00 PM on April 5, 2013.  Applications which have not been received in full by the due date will be disqualified, without exception.
  • For full details, the see the official Leonard Halpenny Intern Scholar Announcement and Application Form (page 2).

 

+ Noyce Summer Internships (STEM)

  • Application deadline April 1
  • The Noyce Scholars Project is now recruiting Noyce Summer Interns to work with science summer camps for middle and high school students.
  • Eligibility
    • Interns must be early undergraduate (just completed freshman or sophomore year)
    • Interns must be a STEM major (science, technology, engineering, or math)
    • Interns must be interested in education
  • Selection Criteria
    • Completion of at least 2 but not more than 4 semesters in a STEM major at the UA or AWC
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Demonstrated interest in STEM education and working with middle and high school students in a science summer camp environment
  • Interns will work full-time for 1 to 7 weeks during the summer assisting with science education outreach and science summer camp activiities.
  • Interns will receive $450 per week and must be based in either Tucson or Yuma to participate (see schedule).
  • Tucson Interns:
    • June 3-July 19: Keep Engaging Youth in Science Program for high school students (2 internships available to work with this 7-week camp)
  • Yuma Interns:
    • June 10-14:  Pharm Camp for middle school students (2 internships available to work with this 1-week camp)
    • June 17-27:  Ag Discovery for high school sudents, week 1 in Yuma, week 2 in Tucson; housing provided in UA dorms (2 internships available to work with this 2-week camp)

 

+ Arizona Floodplain Management Association Scholarship

  • Application deadline March 29, 2013
  • Arizona Floodplain Management Association (AFMA) seeks applications for AY2013-14 Scholarships.  See Announcement and Notice of Criteria for details.
  • Each scholarship award is valued at $2,000 and will be disbursed as a $1,000 award during Fall Semester 2013 and a $1,000 award during Spring Semester 2014.
  • An applicant must be either (1) an official junior or senior undergraduate with 40 credit hours or less of graduation or (2) a graduate student in a Master's level degree program.
  • An applicant must be a declared major in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources (HWRS), College of Science, or in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (CEEM), College of Engineering, with an educational and/or research emphasis in water resources, including surface water hydrology and hydraulics, watershed management, agricultural engineering, and geomorphology, or enrolled in a floodplain management accredited program approved by the AFMA Board of Directors.
  • An appplicant:
    • Must have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and semester GPA for the duration of the scholarship
    • Must have completed a minimum of 6 semester credit hours in one of the educational/research areas of emphasis listed above, either prior to application or by the end of the scholarship award period (Spring 2014)
    • Must be enrolled full-time for the duration of the scholarship (undergraduates for 12 credit hours or more; graduate students for 9 credit hours or more); include anticipated semester and year of degree completion.
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
    • Submit a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from the applicant's professors in water resources field, student advisor, or from water resource professionals in the community
    • Should submit a 2-page written statement that includes 1) an explanation of why he or she has applied for the AFMA scholarship, 2) description of future professional goals and how these scholarship funds will help the applicant achieve these goals, and 3) demonstration of past or current leadership in an area related to water resources, such as service in a student professional society and/or inclusion of a list and description of student awards and honors
    • Preference will be given to AMFA members.  For additional information, visit the AFMA website
    • Financial need is not a factor; however, preference may be given to students who meet all above criteria and demonstrate need by incorporating economic circumstances into their written statement.
  • Submit completed, signed, and dated applications--including Application Form and Application Materials (described above) by March 29, 2013, to Arizona Floodplain Management Association, c/o Lynn Thomas, Flood Control District of Maricopa County, 2801 West Durango Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009-6399

 

+ Faculty Women's Club Scholarship

  • Application deadline Fri, March 15
  • Application and all supporting materials must be received by deadline date; incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Amount varies from the 2013-2014 academic year
  • Eligibility requirements:  An applicant must:
    • Be A female resident of Arizona
    • Be a UA undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior or UA graduate student
    • Be enrolled for the 2013-2014 academic year
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
    • Be enrolled full-time per university requirements
    • Have completed a 2013 FAFSA application (federal student aid application)
    • UA FAFSA School Code 001083 (priority deadline March 1)
  • The application process requires:
    • Official UA transcripts
    • One letter of recommendation
    • Copy of completed 2013 FAFSA, including Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Submit the application form along with other documentation to:
  • University of Arizona Foundation, Attn:  Scholarships, Swede Johnson Building, 1111 N. Cherry Avenue, P.O. Box 210109, Tucson, AZ  85721, by Friday, March 15.

 

+ Gordon Research Conference and Seminar - Sun-Fri, June 16-21

  • Application deadline for PHD students and Postdocs extended to March 15!
  • Proctor Academy, Andover, New Hamshire
  • This is a small conference with a single track of invited talks; most people present posters which everyone attends.  Apply today to have the opportunity to share your work with the larger group.
  • Conference:  Catchments through the looking glass: From microscopes to telescopes
  • Participants of the conference will explore the concept that research questions and thus research findings are influenced by the perceptions of the researcher and the particular techniques utilized to conduct field, laboratory, and conceptual studies.  As catchment scientists working in a highly multidisciplinary field, we each have our own unique perspectives and vantage points from which we view our scientific approach and interpret our data. The goal of this conference is to bring together leading experts in the field who will explain how their particular vision and research environment have shaped their cutting-edge research and how their approaches can be useful and applicable to other scientists and end-users working in the field. 
  • The conference will bring together catchment scientists with a broad range of expertise from senior researchers working at the forefront of their field to exceptional graduate students who are already helping to shape the future of Catchment Science.
  • Oral presentations will be by invitation, and all conference participants are urged to present their own research results and perspectives in poster forat. 
  • The conference will be preceded by a 2-day Gordon Research Seminar in which graduate students and post-doctoral investigators will meet as a group to share and discuss their cutting-edge research, build new scientific collaborations, and prepare for their interactions with more senior scientists during the GRC.
  • Go to the Gordon Research Conference website for the Online Application link and for details about registration, housing, and travel links.

 

+ Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Internship Program at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

  • Application deadline March 15, 2013
  • Columbia University is seeking applicants for its REU/Internship program at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
  • This program offers sophomores or juniors (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) majoring in Earth science, environmental science, chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, or engineering the opportunity to experience scientific research as an undergraduate.
  • Students receive free housing, public transportation, and a stipend of $5,000 for the 10-week program.
  • For the online application form, go to webapp.ldeo.columbia.edu/interns

 

+ NCAR Summer Advanced Study Program on Carbon-Climate Connections in the Earth System - Mon, Jul 29, through Fri, Aug 16

  • Application deadline extended to Friday, Mar 8
  • The Summer Advanced Study Program (ASP) on Carbon-Climate Connections in the Earth System will be held in Boulder, Colorado, from 29 July to 16 August 2013.
  • The colloquium is designed for graduate students who have completed at least one year in a field related to biogeochemistry or Earth System modeling.
  • The colloquium will focus on the physical, biological, and chemical mechanisms that regulate the global carbon cycle.
    • Lectures, tutorials, computer-based exercises with models spanning a range of complexity, student projects.
    • The advanced study program will fund travel and living expenses for about 25 graduate student participants.
  • Visit the NCAR ASP website for more information.
  • To apply, go to the application website here.
 

+ GPSC Achievement Awards 2013:  Call for Nominations (Graduate Students, Staff, and Faculty)

  • Nomination deadline Friday, March 8, at 11:59 PM (midnight)
  • The Graduate and Professional Student Council solicits nominations for the following categories:
    • Outstanding Mentor of Graduate/Professional Students
    • Outstanding Program Coordinator
    • Outstanding Research Assistant
    • Outstanding Teaching Assistant
    • Outstanding Graduate/Professional Student Leadership
    • Outstanding Interdisciplinary Development
  • GPSC requests that graduate students, faculty, and staff nominate peers, colleagues, students, or instructors.
  • Winners and runners-up in each category will receive both a certificate and a cash award.  Six winners will receive $100 and six runners-up will receive $50 from the GPSC.
  • NOTE:  All nominators and nominees must be active graduate-professional student, faculty, or staff members.
  • For more information, including criteria for the awards, and to nominate one or more individuals, go to the GPSC website.
  • In order to nominate, you will need to complete a very short online nomination form and attach a letter of recommendation explaining why the person you have nominated is deserving of an award. 
  • Questions?  Contact Kevin Chau at 626-6122 or gpscevents@email.arizona.edu

 

+ Southern Arizona Environmental Management Society Scholarships (Undergraduate & Graduate)

  • Application deadline March 3 at 11:59pm
  • SAEMS is pleased to announce the availability of UA 2013-2014 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in the environmental field.
  • Scholarship awards will range between $500 and $4,000 (approximately $10,000 in funds available).
  • Up to 4 undergraduate and 4 graduate finalists will be selected for interviews by early April 2013.  Interviews will be scheduled in late April or early May 2013, with awards determined by the Scholarship Committee following soon after the interview process.
  • Scholarship winners will receive a complimentary SAEMS student membership are asked to attend the May 29, 2013 SAEMS luncheon to be introduced to the SAEMS membership.
  • To be eligible, you must:
    • Plan on pursuing a career in the environmental arena
    • Be a current undergraduate or graduate student
    • Be a full- or part-time student for the 2013-2014 academic year at the University of Arizona
    • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be making satisfactory process toward a degree (a minimum of 12 units completed)
  • To reduce the environmental impact due to printing, the scholarship information and application page have been combined into a 3-page document that may be submitted via email.  Go to the application website to being your application.
  • For more information, visit www.saems.org or contact B.J. Cordova at 520-837-6832 or bj.cordova@tucsonaz.gov.

 

+ 2013 EERE Postdoctoral (and some Master's) Research Awards

  • Application deadline is February 28, 2013
  • The EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards support innovative research in energy efficiency and renewable energy by offering recent PHD recipients* the opportunity to conduct applied research at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities.
  • *Applicants without a Ph.D. may be considered for the Water Power topic area.
  • Research Topics:
    • Fuel Cells Technologies
    • Solar
    • Water Power
  • More information and application materials can be found at the EERE website here

 

+ REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware

  • The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware, is now accepting applications for an undergraduate summer research opportunity to conduct research for a 10-week period beginning June 3 and ending August 9.  Up to 10 students will be supported by this REU program.
  • Early applications recommended!  Students who are offered a position have until March 15 or later to accept or reject the offer.  (N.B.: Read between the lines:  Applications may be accepted on an ongoing basis, so the earlier you apply, the better!)
  • Student support includes a $5750 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance
  • Interns will work with faculty and research staff in a graduate student atmosphere on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, or marine geology.
  • Questions?  Please contact Ana Dittel, REU Coordinator, at 302-645-4275 or adittel@udel.edu

 

+ Astronaut Foundation Scholarships for Outstanding Science-Engineering Students

  • UA Campus deadline is February 25
  • For sophomore-junior advisees who have done research in the sciences or engineering
  • The scholarship provides $10,000 for each remaining year of your undergraduate education
  • Many majors/disciplines are eligible
  • For details about this scholarship program, go to the Astronauts Foundation Scholarship website
  • Contact Dr. Jeff Thibert with the UA Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships at thibert@email.arizona.edu for more information about how to apply.

 

+ Navigating your graduate writing projects: A workshop and writing group - Every Wednesday from Feb 6 - Mar 6

  • FREE 5-week workshop and writing group for graduate students facilitated by peer graduate assistants from the Writing Center at the THINK TANK
  • NOTE: Not to be confused with weekly graduate writing workshops offered by the Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP)
  • YOU MUST APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE--the first meeting is NEXT WEDNESDAY, Feb 5!!
  • The workshop and writing group will meet Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 2:50 PM
  • Meeting Dates:  Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, and Mar 6
  • LOCATION:  To be determined
  • Facilitated by THINK TANK Grad Assistants Amanda Fields and Beth Leahy
  • Participants will attend five sessions taking place every Wednesday from Feb 6 - March 6
  • Participation on a first-come, first-served basis; limited space is available.
  • Optional individual consultations once sessions are complete.
  • Interested in participating?  Complete the application here
  • The focus of the workshop is on the work you bring.  Some time will be spent reviewing concepts such as:
    • The role of specific genres in your discipline
    • Strategies for integrating sources
    • Organization and structure
    • Revision and editing strategies
  • The majority of the workshop will offer concentrated attention and time to your work.  We will discuss your work, ask questions meant to help you rethink, review, and develop your work, and offer concentrated discussions in small groups.  The writing you bring should be a project that might extend over five sessions and could include:
    • Journal article
    • Paper for a graduate course
    • Book chapter
    • Proposals (e.g. grant, conference)
    • Dissertation or thesis components (e.g. literature review, dissertation proposal, chapter)
    • Reports and write-ups
    • Research briefs
    • And more possibilities
  • Graduate students in any discipline and in any stage of their program are welcome.  Students who are new to graduate writing are particularly encouraged to attend.  This is the place to discuss writing processes and strategies, receive and give positive encouragement, and potentially form writing groups that may last throughout your time in graduate school, and perhaps beyond.

 

+ Model building, inference, and hypothesis testing in hydrology (Short Course) - Mon-Fri, Apr 15-19

  • Monday-Friday, April 15-19, 2013
  • Belvaux, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
  • The course will be held the week following the EGU at the research institute CRP - Gabriel Lippmann.
  • Application deadline is February 1, 2013
  • The course is designed for MS and PHD students interested in the fundamentals of hydrological model building and uncertainty analysis.  The course combines theory and practical exercises and includes a 1-day field trip to three experimental catchments in Luxembourg which will then be used in the modeling exercise.
  • Invited lecturers include Martyn Clark (NCAR, Colorado), Dmitri Kavetski (University of Adelaide, Australia), and Benjamin Renard (IRSTEA, France).
  • Send an email including a brief outline of your research interests and current work to hydrocourse@lippman.lu.  The course is limited to a maximum of 20 participants.
  • Notification of selected participants will be made on or about February 11, 2013
  • For more details, visit the course website or send an email to the course organizers

 

+ UA UROC Partnership (Undergraduate Research Experience) STEM Fields

  • Application deadline is February 1
  • The UA's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC) programs begin on June 2, 2013, and end August 7, 2013
  • Note:  Letters of recommendation are not required
  • UROC is a partnership of several UA undergraduate research programs led by the Graduate College which primarily focus on STEM fields.
  • UROC offers a wide range of 10-week summer undergraduate research opportunities to help undergraduates prepare for graduate school.
  • UROC connects students to meaningful research projects, faculty mentors, and a cohort of like-minded students whose goal is to pursue master's and PHD degrees.  Additionally, students will receive intensive personalized preparation for the graduate admission process, including workshops to prepare for the GRE.
  • Benefits include:
    • Research project
    • Faculty mentor
    • Workshops/preparation for graduate admission process (personal statement, presentation skills, funding, GRE)
    • Speaker series
    • Social opportunities and a support network
    • Financial support (pay, stipends)
    • Upper division academic credit
    • On-campus housing available
    • Poster session, oral presentation, and closing ceremony
  • Each of the UROC programs differs in their selection criteria.  Visit the UROC website for more information.
  • Here's how to focus the search:
    • For biological sicence majors:
      • Minority Health Disparities
      • Minority Access to Research Centers
    • For environment-related majors:
      • Biosphere 2 REU
    • For physical science majors:
      • Hooked on Photonics REU
      • Integrated Optics for Undergraduates REU
    • For ALL majors:
      • Summer Research Institute
  • Questions?  Contact Stephanie Adamson at 520-626-0095 or send email to UROC@grad.arizona.edu

 

+ UA Carson Scholarship

  • Deadline February 1, 2013
  • Beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year, the Carson Scholars Program will offer one-year, one-time-only, $5000 graduate scholarships.
  • These scholarships are designed to support and retain University of Arizona Ph.D. students whose research is related to the environment and renewable energy and who are interested in communicating science to a broad audience.
  • Faculty mentors will provide guidance, training, and opportunities to meet with communication professionals to help the scholars hone their skills in effectively explaining their (and others') research. 
  • Eligibility:  First-, second-, and third-year Ph.D. students and graduating UA master's students who are applying to a UA Ph.D. program.

 

+ Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Keck Geology Consortium

  • Application deadline February 1, 2013
  • Each year the Keck Geology Consortium has undergraduate research opportunities for approximately 51 undergraduate students in a wide variety of geological/envirnomental science subdisciplines and locations.  The Consortium is committed to accepting up to 30% non-Keck Member schools (15 slots).
  • Students should be current juniors (seniors in 2013-2014) and U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Program includes:
    • 4 weeks of summer research (field and/or lab work depending on the project
    • Continuing research during the academic year jointly advised by a project faculty member and a research advisor at the student's home institution
    • Attendance at the annual Keck Geology Consortium Symposium
    • A publication in the annual Keck Geology Consortium proceedings volume
    • Students receive a $1,500 stipend and typically all travel and living expenses are provided for
  • Summer 2013 has an exciting range of projects (see attached Keck Geology Consortium flyer)
  • You can read more about the project descriptions at the Keck website project page
  • Keck encourages students from underrepresesnted groups to apply
  • Pending continued funding from ExxonMobil, we will award "enhanced research grants" to qualified students from NSF-defined underrepresented groups.
    • These awards are made in addition to the normal Keck awards. 
    • The award includes a fellowship of $500 for the fall semester following the summer research season and $500 for research costs.
  • Go to the Keck Consortium website at keckgeology.org for more detailed information.
  • Questions?  Contact Dr. Robert J. Varga, Keck Geology Consortium Director, at bob.varga@pomona.edu or Carol Morgan, Keck Geology Consortium Administrative Assistant (keckgeology@pomona.edu).

 

+ Boren Scholarship for Study Abroad

  • Application deadline is January 14, 2013 < The UA Campus deadline!
  • Boren Scholarship provides up to $20,000 to U.S. citizen undergraduate students with an interest in U.S. national security (broadly defined to include development, sustainability, and defense) and federal government employment to study abroad in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East for 3-12 months between May 2013 and May 2014.
  • If you are interested in studying abroad in one of these regions, contact Dr. Jeff Thibert with the Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships for more information at thibert@email.arizona.edu and visit the Boren Scholarship website at www.borenawards.org.

 

+ Faculty Seed Grants Competiton 2013

  • Application-proposal submission for the 2013 FSG Competition opens on October 12, 2012.  The application-proposal deadline is January 11, 2013.
  • Faculty Seed Grants consist of awards of up to $10,000 for projects involving research or other creative scholarly activity.  The competitive grants are intended to provide short-term one-time support that will "jump start" worthwhile projects and result in data or work products that can be used in developing major proposals for submission to extramural funding agencies or private contributors.
  • Individuals holding faculty rank, who have an appointment in the research scientist series of titles, or who have continuing or continuing-eligible status are eligible to apply; however, the Faculty Seed Grants Program gives highest priority to junior-level individuals in those categories.  The University of Arizona Foundation is pleased to sponsor these awards.
  • A workshop reviewing the program and the application process will be held on Wed, Oct 31, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Vine Avenue Annex, Room 102, 1125 North Vine.
  • To register for the workshop, email garciac1@email.arizona.edu to reserve a spot.  The workshop will also be podcast and accessible through the Faculty Seed Grants website.
  • Questions?  Contact garciac1@email.arizona.edu or call 621-3512.

 

DOE Computational Sciences Graduate Fellowship

  • Application Deadline Tuesday, January 8, 2013
  • DOE Fellowship program open to students in the physical, computer, mathematical, or life sciences who are:
    • U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens
    • Planning full-time, uninterrupted study toward a Ph.D.
    • Senior undergraduate or first-year doctoral students at the time of application
    • NOTE: Second year doctoral students no longer eligible to apply
    • Majoring in engineering or in the physical, computer, mathematical, or life sciences
  • Award includes up to 4 years of financial support:
    • $36,000 yearly stipend
    • Payment of all tuition and fees
    • $5,000 academic allowance in first year
    • $1,000 academic allowance in each renewed year
    • 12-week research practicum at a DOE laboratory
    • Career, professional, and leadership development
    • Renewable up to four years
  • For more information and access to the online application process, go to www.krellinst.org/csgf

 

ASEE SMART Scholarship Program - Fri, December 14, 2012

  • Application deadline is Fri, Dec 14, 2012.  For more information and to apply, visit the ASEE SMART website
  • The SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Program is a scholarship-for-service program.  The program will pay for all educational expenses for a BS, MS, or PHD program and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities.
  • This highly competitive, national program is open to U.S. citizens only.  The SMART program will pay for all educational costs plus a stipend while enrolled for as little as one term up to 5 years.  Benefits include:
    • Full tuition to any accredited U.S. university
    • A stipend while in school ranging from $25,000 to $38,000 per year
    • Book allowance of $1,000
    • Health insurance contribution
    • Paid summer internships
    • All required student fees
  • Eligible disciplines include, among others, chemistry, civil engineering, environmental hydrology and water resources, geosciences, mathematics, oceanography, and physics.

 

+ EPA P3 Awards:  National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet

  • 10th Annual EPA P3 Awards competition seeks applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society.
  • Application closing date is December 11, 2012, 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time
  • The competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability.  The program was developed to foster progress toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people--People, Prosperity, and the Plant--the three pillars of sustainability.
  • The EPA offers the competition in order to respond to the technical needs of the world while moving towards the goal of sustainability.
  • Open to teams of undergraduates and/or graduate students from all degree-granting public and private institutions of higher education located in the U.S.
  • An estimated 45 awards for Phase I and 10 awards for Phase II will be given for a total of $1,575,000.
  • Up to $15,000 will be awarded per Phase I grants and proposals must be for only one year.  Upon the successful completion of Phase 1, grant recipients will have the opportunity to apply for a P3 Phase II grant of up to $90,000 for two years.
  • For more information, visit the P3 Awards website at go.usa.gov/YTZV

 

+ NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Program for U.S. Graduate Students in Science and Engineering

  • Proposal submission deadline for Summer 2013 is Thursday, December 6, 2012
  • The EAPSI Program provides U.S. graduate students (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) in science and engineeringwith an opportunity to spend 8 weeks (10 weeks for Japan) during the summer conducting research at one of the seven host locations in East Asia and Pacific:  Australia, China, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan.
  • NSF provides EAPSI Fellows with a $5000 stipend and roundtrip airfare to the host location.  Foreign counterparts provide in-country living expenses and accommodations (arrangements vary by host location).
  • Please note that only one (1) letter of recommendation is required
  • Questions?  Contact Elena Hillenburg at 703-292-2993 or ehillenb@nsf.gov

 

+ EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study

  • Deadline for submission of applications November 27, 2012
  • The EPA National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) invites applications for the STAR Fellowship program for master's and doctoral level students.
  • Subject to availability of funding, the agency plans to award approximately 80 new fellowships nationally in the summer of 2013.
    • Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of 2 years.
    • Doctoral level students may receive support for a maximum of 3 years, usable over a period of five years.
    • The fellowship program provides up to $42,000 per year of support per fellowship. This amount covers a monthly stipend of $2,083 for up to 1 months, totaling $25,000 for the year; $5,000 for authorized expenses; and up to $12,000 for tuition and fees.
    • Actual amount awarded per year may vary depending on the amount of tuition and fees and the number of months the stipend is required.
    • These fellowships are intended to help defray costs associated with advanced, environmentally-oriented study leading to a master's or a doctoral degree.
  • The EPA recognizes that scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) competence is essential to the Nation's future well being in terms fo national security and competitive economic advantage.  For instance, the health and vitality of the economy is predicated, in part, on the availability of an adequate supply of scientists, technicians,engineers, and mathematicians, to develop innovative technologies and solutions.  In other words, this country must engage all available minds to address the challenges it faces.  Minorities, persons with disabilities, and women historically have been under-represented in the STEM fields.
  • For this reason, EPA strongly encourages all eligible applicants, including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply.  At the same time, the EPA seeks to expand environmental conversations by including members of communities which have not previously participated in such dialogues; therefore, EPA strongly encourages such eligible applicants, including applicants from Minority Academic Institutions, to apply.
  • For additional information about the application process and eligibility, go to the official website.

 

+ UA Green Fund Annual Grant Funding & NEW Mini Grants - Annual Grant Pre-Proposals now due Tuesday, November 26

  • Deadline EXTENDED!  Annual Grant Pre-Proposal: Now Due Monday, November 26
  • Deadline NEW Mini Grant Proposal:  Ongoing, now through April 2013
  • The UA Green Fund Committee seeks proposals from UA students and employees for projects that serve the Green Fund's goal of making the University of Arizona a more environmentally sustainable institution.  The Committee welcomes projects of all sizes and intends to fund multiple projects.
    • Brief but succint Pre-Proposals are due by November 26, 2012 for the Annual Funding cycle.  The deadline to submit Final Proposals is January 28, 2013.
  • In addition to the annual funding of multiple larger projects in July 2013 (~$400,000 in total funds across all projects), the Committee has established a mini-grant program that provides up to $1,500 during the current fiscal year.
    • Mini-grant proposals can be submitted at any time and will be considered now through April 2013.
  • For more information on submitting a proposal, go to the Green Fund Committee website
 

+ National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (new program guidelines)

  • The new NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) has been announced.
  • Application deadline(s) are 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
    • Nov 13 for Engineering; Computer-Information Sciences & Engineering; Materials Research
    • Nov 14 for Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry' Physics and Astronomy
    • Nov 16 for STEM Education and Learning
    • Nov 19 for Geosciences; Life Sciences
  • Prospective applicants are encouraged to register for the UA Grad College NSF GRFP Applicant Support Program.  Please check eligibility before registering here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/UANSFGRF.
  • Contact Shelley Hawthorne Smith at ssmith@grad.arizona.edu and include your field of study (major) if you have questions.
  • The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program's purpose is to ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the US.  NSF provides a Fellowship stipend of $30,000 annually for 3 years of funding plus cost of education allowance of $12,000 annually (money paid directly to university for tuition and registration fees).
  • Students are eligible if:
    • They are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents
    • They have completed no more than 12 months of full-time graduate study (with no credit limit) by August 1, 2012 or if they are part-time graduate students with no more than 24 semester hours completed.  This usually includes new first-year students and graduate students in the fall of their second year
    • They are engaged, or will be engaged, in research in a field within NSF's mission
  • Read more about this fellowship opportunity at the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) website

 

+ Institute of the Environment Graduate Student Travel Grant Awards

  • Application deadline Friday, November 16, 2012
  • The UA's Institute of the Environment provides funding for graduate students to travel to meetings, workshops, conferences, or symposia to present their research or to do field work.
  • All graduate studenst at the University of Arizona who are engaged in interdisciplinary environmental research are invited to submit a proposal.
  • Submit your application electronically by the 5:00 PM on November 16 to Lesa Langan DuBerry at lesa@email.arizona.edu
  • Award winners will be notified via email by December 14, 2012

 

+ Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

  • Deadline Friday, Nov 9, 2012 -- Late applications will not be considered
  • Award intended for graduate students in the completion stage of their dissertations and who have exhausted all other funding resources except for loans
  • Award Value:
    • Award stipend of $10,788 provided by the Marshall Foundation (disbursed in one lump sum in Spring 2013)
    • A Gradauate Tuition Scholarship for up to two consecutive semesters--Spring 2013 and Fall 2013--provided by the Graduate College
    • Mandatory fees and health insurance are not covered
  • Eligibility:  A UA doctoral candidate:
    • Whose dissertation proposal has been approved by his or her doctoral committee
    • Who has filed the Committee Appointment Form (after the passing the Written and Oral Comprehensive Exams) with the Graduate College Degree Certification Office
    • Who expects to defend his or her dissertation by December 2013
    • Has a cumulate GPA of 3.5 or above
    • Has demonstated financial need
    • Who enrolls in a minimum of 3 dissertation units (900-level)
    • Who agrees to make available an electronic copy of the dissertation to the Marshall Foundation for storing in its Library

 

+ WRRC Small Grants Research Proposal Competition

  • Proposals are due by 5:00 PM on Monday, November 5, 2012
  • WRRC is accepting proposals for research grants under the Water Resources Research Act, Section 104(b), funded by the U.S. Geological Survey.   The program supposes small research projects on water-related issues of importance to the state and the region.
  • This year the WRRC expects to fund three (3) small grants of approximately $10,000.  Projects are funded for 12 months.
  • Faculty members at the three Arizona state universities (ASU, NAU, UA) may submit proposals.
  • Researchers in the social, biological physical, and engineering sciences, as well as such fields as water management, water law, economics, and public health are invited to apply.
  • Funded projects start March 1, 2013, contingent on federal budget approval.
  • Proposals addressing WRRA Section 104(b) program goals should explore new ideas to address water problems in Arizona and expand our understanding of water and related phenomena.  Research should foster improvements in water supply:  addressing issues of water yield and water reliability, water quality, treatment, infrastructure, and assessment of management practices.
    • THIS YEAR'S FOCUS is on issues for water security and water-related energy security, contaminants of emerging concern, water-related food safety, sustainability of supply, and innovative methods and technologies for achieving security, safety, and sustainability goals.
    • A primary goal is to foster the entry of new research scientists, engineers, and technicians in the water resources field and to educate students through significant involvement in water research.  Proposals that address these goals, in addition to criteria for technical merit, will be given preference.
  • The Review Committee will evaluate proposals on technical merit and contribution to the program goals.  The WRRC decision to fund projects will be based on this input and available funding.
  • Questions?  Contact Susanna Eden at 520-621-5670 or seden@cals.arizona.edu

 

+ Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Friday, November 2, 2012

  • Extended Deadline to Friday, November 2, 2012
  • The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, which offers a post-doctoral fellowship for American scientists and engineers who wish to undertake one or two years of research at a British university or research institute has received a “disappointing” number of applications this year.
  • They have extended the deadline to November 2, 2012
  • Application forms and Recommendation forms are available as PDFs online and can be emailed for submission at the Marshall Scholarship-Fellowship website.
  • Questions?  Contact Shelley Hawthorne Smith at ssmith@grad.arizona.edu or 520-626-0870
 

+ University of Arizona Student Showcase 2012 - Call for Entries

  • The Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) seeks the best student research and creative projects for the 20th Annual Student Showcase
  • Undergraduate and graduate students from across campus are eligible to participate and will receive recognition and feedback on their projects, and cash $$ prizes will be given to top entries in each category.
  • EXTENDED DEADLINE:  Submit your application by Friday, Oct 19
  • Showcase will be held during Homecoming Weekend on Friday, Nov 9, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM under the tents at the Alumni Plaza in front of the Administration Building and the Student Union
  • For more information and to learn how to submit an application, go to:  gpsc.arizona.edu/student-showcase
  • Both graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Arizona may enter their projects in one of the following categories:
    • Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Public Administration, and Economics, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Literature, and Languages, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science, Public Health, Social Sciences and Law, Visual and Performing Arts*
  • Questions?  Contact the GPSC Events Directory, Kevin Chau, at 520-626-6122 or email to UNION-gpscevents@email.arizona.edu
  • To request this information in an accessible format, please contact Printing Services at 520-621-9514 or 520-621-7306.
  • *This year Showcase will have a stage for participants in the Visual and Performing Arts Category that will allow students to present their research in a Lecture-Performance format.
 

+ Paul A. Koch and Elsie M. Koch Memorial Scholarship, UA College of Science

  • Applications are due by 5:00 PM on Wed, Oct 10, 2012
  • The Koch Scholarship is funded by an endowment established by Paul and Elsie Koch
  • An award of $2000 (disbursed $1000 per semester, Fall-Spring) is made annually
  • Eligibilitiy:  You must be:
    • Graduate of a Tucson/Pima County area high school
    • Current freshman in College of Science who shows scholarship, merit, and professional potential
    • Enrolled in a UA College of Science degree program for Academic Year 2012-2013
  • Selection of recipient(s) is made on a competitive basis.  Along with the advice of the Scholarship Committee, the Dean will name the recipient(s)
  • Scholarships are due by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 10.  Deliver the original and 3 copies of the Koch Scholarship Application Form and attachments to:
  • College of Science Committee, Gould-Simpson 1025, PO Box 210077, Tucson, AZ  85721
  • Contact for more information:  Erin Deely at 520-621-3374 or edeely@email.arizona.edu
 

+ EPA Competition for Undergraduate and Graduate Students to Develop Innovative Approaches to Stormwater Management:  The Campus RainWorks Challenge

  • Registration opens September 4, 2012 and closes October 5, 2012
  • Entries must be submitted by December 14, 2012
  • Winning entries will be selected by EPA and announced in April 22, 2013
  • The Campus Rainworks Challenge encourages student teams on college and university campuses across the country to develop innovative approaches to stormwater management
  • The competition will help raise awareness of green design and planning approaches and train the next generation of landscape architects, planners, and engineers in green infrastructure principles and design
  • Student teams, each working with a faculty advisor, will submit design plans for a proposed green infrastructure project for their campuses
  • Winning teams will earn a cash prize, as well as funds for their faculty advisors to conduct research on green infrastructure
  • EPA will award a total of $23,000 to each of two groups of entries:  First and second place entries from one large institution and from one small institution*
  • First and second place winners will be selected from each group (large institutions, small institutions)
    • First Place:  Student Team $2500 and Green Infrastructure Research $11,000
    • Second Place:  Student Team, $1500 and Green Infrastructure Research $8,000
  • *Large institutions = Institutions who receive > $35 million annually in federally funded research.  Small institutions = Institutions who receive < $35 million annually in federal funded research
 

+ UA Online Education Project Call for Proposals 2013

  • Deadline for 2013 proposals is 3:00 PM on Friday, Sept 28, 2012
  • UA Office of Instruction and Assessment (OIA) is calling for proposals for the 2013 Online Education Project
  • OEP provides the budget for developing the course.  The department is responsible for the cost associated with hiring or assigning someone to teach the course.  Proposals should outline clearly a sustainability plan for the course after initial development.
  • See the Request for Proposals document for guidelines and requirements
  • The goals of the Online Education Project are to (1) create high quality online and hybrid courses and programs for UA students and (2) develop faculty members' knowledge of best practices in online and hybrid course development and instruction
  • Departments are invited to submit proposals to the OEP in one or more of the options listed below.  A single course is to be submitted as a project in Option A, B, or C.  Multiple courses which lead to a complete or nearly complete online academic program should be submitted to Option D.
    • Option A:  Hybrid Courses
    • Option B:  Bottleneck Courses
    • Option C:  Winter or Summer Session Courses
    • Option D:  Outreach College Fully-Online Academic Program Build-Out (upper division and graduate courses only)
  • Only a pre-existing UA course suitable for development as a fully online or hybrid course is eligible for funding.  A course in the planning stage that has not yet been approved through the UA course approval process is not eligible for funding.  This requirement does not apply to option D.
  • The course developed in the project must be initially offered during Fall 2013, Winter 2013-14, Spring 2014, or any of the Summer 2014 sessions.
  • The Project Leader must be a UA faculty member, instructor, or lecturer.  Graduate students or technical support professionals may be hired to assist with course development but cannot serve as Project Leaders.
  • See the Request for Proposals document for full details!

 

+ AmeriCorps + Nature Conservancy Positions for Fall 2012 Now Open

  • Application deadline August 31, 2012
  • Applicants are sought for the new grant year beginning September 1 for the following positions:
    • Stewardship Assistant:  Stewardship work at the preserves and moving between the preserves (supervisors John Avey and Preserve Managers)
    • Stewardship Assistant SE Arizona Preserves:  Principally at Ramsey Canyon and other SE Arizona Preserves (supervisor Brooke Gebow)
    • San Pedro Riparian Restoration Coordinator:  Working various projects along the San Pedro with the BLM (supervisor Brooke Bushman)
    • Youth Education Outreach Coordinator:  Working with the AZ Project WET Program (supervisor Ann Barker)
    • Volunteer Engagement/Capacity Building Coordinator:  Located in Phoenix (supervisros Ann Barker and Dorothy Boone)
  • For more information check out the careers section of the Nature Conservancy website
  • Contact Dorothy Boone at dboone@tnc.org or (520) 547-3437 or (520) 622-3861 Ext. 3437

 

+ Global Water Forum Emerging Scholars Award 2012

  • Deadline for receipt of application is Monday, August 27, 2012
  • Applications open Friday, July 6, and close on Monday, August 27, at midnight (GMT)
  • The Global Water Forum is an online resource operating under the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance at the Australian National University.  GWF publishes open-access articles by leading researchers and practitioners concerning local, regional, and global water challenges.
  • The Forum invites applications for the Global Water Forum Emerging Scholars Award, an opportunity for early-career scholars and practitioners working in water-related fields to publish a brief article that presents their research, projects, or opinions to a global audience.
  • Participants are required to:
    • Submit an 800- to 1000-word article relevant to one of three themes, Water Security, Water Economics, or Transboundary Water Governance
    • Be a Ph.D. recipient or Ph.D. candidate under the age of 35
    • Direct submissions and inquiries to emergingscholars@globalwaterforum.org
  • Read more about this competition at the Global Water Forum here
  • First Prize is US$500; Second Prize is US$300; Third Prize is US$200
  • The top 10 finalists will be offered the opportunity to publish on the Global Water Forum website and in the Global Water Forum Discussion Paper Series during September/October 2012
  • The awards will be judged by leading water researchers from the Australian National University:  Professors Quentin Grafton, Dr. Jamie Pittock, and Dr. Daniel Connell

 

+ Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas, Universidad Nacional Auto'noma de Me'xico, Morelia, Michoaca'n, Me'xico and Department of Biology, Stanford University - Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Deadline for application submission is August 10, 202
  • Candidate selection will be made by August 24, 2012
  • Project:  Land-sparing vs. land-sharing: including people's needs and global heterogeneity
  • This project aims at quantifying the tradeoffs between bood production, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services supply, and human well-being.   It will use global databases to assess the nature of these tradeoffs for contrasting regions of the world.  It will use local data for sites with ongoing research on the topic to assess some of these tradeoffs in a few of the most contrasting regions of the world.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Responsibilities:  The fellow will compile readily available data and analyze it in collaboration with the principal investigators and a large team of researchers.  The fellow is expected to produce two publications, one based on the global/regional anaysis and another based on the local one.
  • Terms of Award:  The fellow will be based at the Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas (CIECO), Universidad Nacional Auto'noma de Me'xico (UNAM) in Morelia, Michoaca'n, Mexico.  The 2-year appointment begins March 2013.
  • Application Procedure -- Applicants are expected to provide:
    • Research Proposal (8 pages double spaced, Times Roman 12 font, including literature review, tables, and figures) based on the proposal synthesis (available on request)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • PDFs of own selected publications (those most relevant to the project)
    • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Inquiries may be made to Patricia Balvanera at pbalvanera@cieco.unam.mx
 

+ UA-NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Internship

  • Application deadline July 3
  • Interested undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors (for the forthcoming Fall semester) who are U.S. citizens are encouraged to submit an online application.
  • Successful applicants come from all majors,  including a fair number who do not have a science background when they begin the internship
    • Space Science (from astronomy, chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, etc.)
    • Engineering R & D (agricultural, aerospace, aeronautics, chemical, electrical, industrial, mechanical, optical, etc.)
    • Earth & Environmental Sciences (atmosphere, geology, ecology, agriculture, geography, etc.)
    • Software & Systems Development (computer engineering, computer science, MIS, web applications development, etc.)
    • Science Education & Outreach (K-16, informal education, translational science, technology transfer, website design, graphic arts, multi-media production)
    • Space & Astro Biology (astrobiology, humans in space, protected plant environments, etc.)
    • Social Sciences, Policy & Management (all social sciences, business, and policy majors)
    • Science Journalism & Technical Writing
  • Undergraduate internship opportunity runs for one academic year, 10-20 hours per week, at $9.50 per hour.
  • For more information and the complete the online application, visit the UA-NASA Space Grant website or contact Susan Brew, Space Grant Program Manager at sbrew@lpl.arizona.edu.
 

+ NSF EAR Postdoctoral  Fellowship

  • Application deadline July 2
  • The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to highly qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education.
  • The research and education plans of each fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of EAR disciplines.
  • The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice. The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience in research and education that will establish them in leadership positions in the Earth Sciences community.
  • Because the fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their career, doctoral advisors are encouraged to discuss the availability of EAR fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs.
  • Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.
  • For details, see the NSF Ear website here:  nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503144&org=EAR
  • Question?  Contact Lina Patino, Program Director, at (703) 292-5047 or lpatino@nsf.gov
 

+ Applied Science Grants for Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative

  • The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation seeks applicants for Applied Science Grants for the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
  • Proposed projects are expected to meet the science needs identified by the Desert LCC Steering Committee and should help resource managers address natural and cultural resource issues that have a connection to water resources management in a changing climate.
  • Science needs for the Desert LCC in 2012 are:
    • Interactions between ecosystems and hydrology
    • Impacts of climate change and land-resource management to watersheds and associated hydroecologic resources
    • Climate change impacts to surface water- and ground water-dependent habitats and species
    • Climate change impacts to the interaction between surface water and ground water resources
    • Investigate climate change impacts to future water supply and resource availability for humans and ecosystems
    • Improved monitoring and inventory of watersheds and their associated infrastructure and ecosystems, including pathogens and invasive species
    • Improved hydrologic forecasting and modeling methodologies, including better understanding and communication of associated uncertainty
  • Reclamation has $685,000 available for Desert LCC Applied Science Grants.
  • Funding for each project is limited to $150,000 and requesting entity must provide at least a 50-percent cost-share.
  • Entities eligible to receive funding include: 
    • states
    • tribes
    • irrigation districts
    • universities
    • non-profit research institutions
    • organizations with a water or power delivery authority
    • nonprofit organizations
  • The Desert LCC encompasses portions of five states--Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas--and a substantial portion of Northern Mexico.  The area is topographically complex, including 3 different deserts (Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan), grasslands and valley bottoms, and the isolated mountain ranges in the southern portion of the LCC (Apache Highlands and the New Mexico-Texas Highlands, also known as the Sky Islands).  There are several large river systems, including the lower Colorado, Gila, Rio Grande, San Pedro, and Verde Rivers.
  • LCCs are partnerships of governmental (federal, state, tribal, and local) and non-governmental entities.  The primary goal of the LCCs is to bring together science and resource management to inform climate adaptation strategies to address climate change and other stressors within an ecological region, or "landscape."
  • Funding opportunity is available at www.grants.gov by searching for Funding Opportunity Number R12SF80301.
  • Applications are due by 4 PM Mountain DAYLIGHT Time, on June 28.
  • Learn more about the Desert LCC at www.usbr.gov/WaterSMART/LCC/desert.html
 

+ Study Abroad Programs Still Open for Fall 2012

  • UA Study Abroad:  Direct Credit Programs
  • UA Study Abroad:  Approved Transfer Credit Programs
  • For more information or to complete your application, visit the Study Abroad website or call 520-626-9211
  • Contact:  Harmony DeFazio, Interim Assistant Director and Study Abroad Advisor (Africa, Middle East), Study Abroad and Student Exchange, at 520-626-9211
 

+ WateReuse Arizona Scholarship Program

  • Application (postmark) deadline June 15
  • WateReuse Arizona will award 2 scholarships valued at $2500 each
  • Eligibility:  Sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate students who will be enrolled full-time at an Arizona college or university during the Academic Year 2012-2013 whose education and professional goals match those of WaterReuse Arizona
  • Emphasis on students whose educational and professional focus is related to water reuse, wastewater reclamation, and/or desalination
  • TO APPLY:  Submit required application materials listed on Call for Applications, including sealed (confidential) letters of recommendation, by the postmark deadline of June 15 to:
    • Mr. John Kmeic
    • WateReuse Arizona President
    • c/o Tucson Water
    • 4401 S Tucson Estates Parkway
    • Tucson AZ  85735
 

+ Central Arizona Project (CAP) Award for Water Research

  • Submission deadline June 1
  • Research papers are now being accepted for the 2012 CAP Award for Water Research
  • Award is available to students attending any college or university in the State of Arizona.  The paper submitted should represent the student's original, unpublished research.  The First Place Prize is $1000.  The Second Place Prize is $500.
  • Submissions should focus on water issues that affect Central and Southern Arizona and/or the Colorado River.  Some suggested topics are here.
  • Papers may focus on legal, economic, political, environmental, or water management issues, or other issues that might be of interest to CAP or Arizona water users.
  • Winners will present their resarch at the 2012 Arizona Hydrological Society Annual Symposium in September 2012
  • TO APPLY:  Submit your a) Research Paper and b) a one-page abstract to mbasefsky@cap-az.com.  Winners will be notified in July.
 

+ Training Institute on Adaptive Management of Water Resources under Climate Change in Vulnerable River Basins - October 8-17, 2012

  • Will be held in La Serena, Chile, October 8-17, 2012
  • Sponsored by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), the Center for Excellence for Water Security (AQAUSEC), and the Water Center for Arid and Semiarid Zones of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAZALAC).  The Training Institute is funded by the IAI with resources from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).  Co-sponsors are CAZALAC and the Flemish government.
  • Applications are due May 30, 2012, at 17h00 Sao Paulo time, Brazil
  • Applications should be submitted online at the Training Institute on Adaptive Management website
  • The 10-day course is designed to advance conceptual and practical training in adaptive water resources management (AWM) and is open to professionals from hydrology, climate, land use, socioeconomic research and policy institutions, including stakeholders, particularly NGOs, community organizations, business and local practitioners in basin management, early career scientists and technicians
  • The Training Institute will involve lectures by international experts, exercises and final projects implementing lessons learned in their own locations.
  • The training course will also address proposal preparation and the grant administration of international projects.
  • Participants will be invited to develop multinational and multidisciplinary project proposals in the course. Successful proposals will be granted an IAI seed grant under the Training Institute Seed Grant Program (TISG-II).
  • Questions?  Contact one of the organizers, Dr. Christopher Scott, Associate Research Professor, Udall Center, at cascott@email.arizona.edu or (520) 626-4393.
 

+ City of Tucson, Tucson Water - Technological Internship Positions in Hydrology

  • Applications open from May 11-May 21, 2012.  Deadline to apply is May 21, 2012.
  • You can read about this position at:  www.tucsonaz.gov/sigma/JobDetails.aspx?Postings=4486
    This is a nonpermanent position. It is designed and intended to provide entry level work experience for students who meet the minimum qualifications. This position will have a work schedule of approximately 20 hours per week; scheduling is flexible and may be tailored to class schedules or other activities. No benefits are offered with this position and nonpermanent employees may not work more than 1,500 hours per fiscal year (July 1-June 30). This internship is structured to be a one-year assignment, with a one-year renewal possible upon agreement between the Hydrology division and the intern.
  • The Technological Intern is involved with a wide range of hydrogeological projects and field work that generally focus on water supply, groundwater level and quality monitoring, recharge, and water rights. Within this general framework of activities, examples of essential duties may include assisting with:
    • Groundwater recharge monitoring
    • Data compilation for regulatory reports and data entry
    • Water quality investigations
    • Groundwater resource studies and data compilation for data request
    • Maintaining hydrologic databases
    • Maintaining well drilling activities
    • Mosquito monitoring and control
    • GIS database management
    • Collecting water quality samples, collecting water level measurements and other general office and field duties
  • Qualifications:
    • Must be at least an active college or university sophomore currently participating in a program of studies involving hydrology, hydrogeology, geology, biology, chemistry, physics, natural resources, or another comparable physical science field
    • Valid Driver's License
  • Preferred Qualifications include:
    • Experience with Microsoft Access and Excel
    • Experience with VBA/VB.NET programming
    • Experience with ArcGIS, Rockware, MODFLOW, or Groundwater Vistas software programs
  • This position will require a satisfactory background check and motor vehicle history report. Employment offers are contingent upon successfully passing any of the above requirements.
  • Accepting Online Applications May 11-21, 2012
  • What Happens Next:  Human Resources will screen all application materials for minimum qualifications and provide the names of qualified candidates to the hiring authority. The hiring authority will make a selection after a review of application materials, preferred qualifications and interview results. This process will not establish an eligibility list. Selection will be made in accordance with CSR III, Section 3. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email so please ensure your browser accepts emails from jobs@tucsonaz.gov and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions may result in disqualification.
  • How To Apply:  In order to apply, you must register to apply online if you have not already done so. If you are new to the City of Tucson job site, an online guide is available by clicking on "Employment Application Frequently Asked Questions" on the main employment page.
  • After you have registered, click on "View Job Openings" and apply for this position. You may paste your resume under "My Profile Information".
    • Step 1 - Update or Add your Personal and Demographic information (You may also paste your resume here)
    • Step 2 - Update or Add your Education Information
    • Step 3 - Update or Add your Work Experience Information
    • Step 4 - Complete the Supplemental Questions
    • Click on "Submit Application" when you are finished and ready to submit your application.
  • Applications that do not contain complete education, work experience, a chronological resume and complete responses to all supplemental questions will not receive further consideration and will be deemed as an incomplete application.
  • Your resume should include specific classes/programs/credits you have completed in the disciplines indicated in the minimum qualifications.
  • If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call (520) 791-4241 at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled evaluation.
  • Contact:  All inquiries should be addressed to Jolene Hansen, HR Technician, at (520) 837-4175 and Jolene.Hansen@tucsonaz.gov or Ron Webb, Lead HR Analyst, at (520) 837-4183 and Ron.Webb@tucsonaz.gov
  • Job Code 2010/0512
 

+ AGU Robert Horton Doctoral Research Grant

  • Application deadline May 20 at 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time = 8:59 PM Arizona-Mountain Standard Time
  • Doctoral students may apply at any time during their program in hydrology, water resources, or related field
  • Award of $10,000 plus $500 travel allowance (total) to the fall and spring AGU meetings
  • U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to apply
  • Appropriate topics may be in hydrology (including its physical, chemical, or biological aspects) or in water resources policy sciences (including economics, systems analysis, sociology and law)
  • Applicants must be student members of AGU
 

+ Cooperative Extension Summer Externships in Sustainability

  • Application deadline May 18
  • Cooperative Extension is offering the opportunity this summer for undergraduate students with at least sophomore standing to participate in sustainability projects throughout the State of Arizona with Cooperative Extension Faculty.  A total of 10 positions in 6 counties are available.
  • Review the Application and Summary of Projects documents for details and contact information for each project.
  • Contact:  Mark B. Apel, Community Resource Development, Area Resource Agent, Cooperative Extention-Cochise County, University of Arizona South, at 520-458-8278 Ext 2181 or ag.arizona.edu/rurallandscape/
 

+ Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Scholarship:  Helen S. Schaefer Scholarship

+ Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Scholarship:  JoAnn Troutman Scholarship

+ Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Travel Stipends

  • Eligibility:  Varies depending on program
  • Schaefer and Troutman Scholarship Deadline May 12; other deadline dates vary
  • See WISE website for details and contact information
 

+ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA), Post-Master's Fellowship - Position Currently Open until Filled

  • A Post-Master's Fellowship research training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) in Arlington, Virginia
  • This announcement is geared toward recent or soon-to-graduate Master's students with excellent quantitative and statistical skills
  • The appointment will be served with the Global Change Assessment Staff (GCAS).  The GCAS, loated in the EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) in the Air, Climate, Energy (ACE) program, works to build the capacity of programs, managers, and other decision-makers to assess and respond to global change impacts on the environment and human health in the United States
  • Research and assessment activities are focused on several areas:  ambient air quality, ambient water quality, the built environment (including water, wastewater, green infrastructure, and urban resilience), aquatic ecosystems, and human health.  For more information about GCRP activities in NCEA, visit www.epa.gov/ncea/global/
  • A candidate is sought with the following education, experience, and background:
    • An interdisciplinary background or interest in a wide variety of natural-environmental sciences, including aquatic ecosystems, urban systems and planning, water resources, land use change, climate change
    • Strong quantitative and statistical capabilities, including multivariate and non-parametric techniques, spatial statistics, or time series analysis
    • Strong interest in applying quantitative and statistical tools to a variety of global change assessments
    • Interest in global change research, particularly impacts, vulnerabilities, resilience, and adaptation
    • Excellent verbal, oral, and graphical communication skills
  • The work is highly interdisciplinary and interactive with applicability to EPA and other agency programs.  EPA is looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent skills in statistics, quantitative analysis, spatial ecology, hydrology, environmental economics, modeling, urban planning, environmental science, natural resources, or related fields
  • The Research Participation Program for EPA is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).  Please reference Project # EPA-ORD / NCEA - IO - 2012-01 when calling or writing for information.
  • Go to the EPA website for a complete description of this position
  • TO APPLY:  Complete the Application (PDF file) and submit and the application and required materials following instructions on the application form
  • For additional information or paper application materials, contact Research Participation Program / ORD-EPA, Attn:  Betty Bowling, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, P.O. Box 117, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-0117 or telephone (865) 576-8503 or FAX (865) 241-5219 or email betty.bowling@orau.org
 

+ US Fish and Wildlife Service Internship (One Year) Beginning in June 2012 (flexible) - Position Open until Filled

  • One-year internship beginning June 2012 (start date is flexible)
  • Applications accepted until position is filled > Apply as soon as possible!
  • USFWS seeks candidates for a one-year internship position that will be based out of Tucson
  • Primary responsibilities will be to assist with data collection and data population of a water resource inventory of National Wildlife Refuges within southern Arizona
  • Employee will be supervised by regional hydrologists and will collect and compile spatial- and text-based information describing the Refuge's water resources, including a) water resource information, b) water management information, c) water monitoring, d) water quality, e) hydroclimatology, and f) water rights
  • Applicants should have strong GIS skills, course work and/or experience with hydrology and water rights within the Region, and enthusiasm for wildlife conservation
  • Administered through Student Conservation Association.  Applicants are eligible to apply for AmeriCorps scholarships
  • Internship stipend includes a $650 a month housing expense plus a $200 a week living expense ($1500 per month in total)
  • Contact Peter Burck at 505-248-7962 or Peter_Burck@fws.gov or Paul Tashjian at 505-248-7958 or Paul_Tashjian@fws.gov for additional information
  • You can apply directly at the Student Conservation Association website and you are also encouraged to contact Peter Burck or Paul Tashjian directly if interested
 

+ Dept of Hydrology and Water Resources Graduate Fee Scholarships for 2012-2013

  • Application deadline 5:00 PM on May 1
  • Call for "competitive grant" type research proposals from MS and PHD HWR students
  • Winners of this competition will receive a partial fee scholarship that may be applied to basic in-state tuition or non-resident out-of-state tuition (award dollar value varies)
  • Award is a fee scholarship that may be applied to a student's bursar account (not a cash award)
    • NOTE:  If you will be hired as a graduate assistant at the half-time (0.50 FTE) level, you do not need this award because your hire covers 100% of the base in-state tuition fee.
    • This award is most beneficial for students who are self-funded (not hired as graduate assistants and/or those who do not have fee waivers or scholarships from another source) or graduate assistants hired at quarter-time (0.25 FTE) or third-time (0.33 FTE) levels whose hire covers only 50% of the base (in-state) fee.  All graduate assistants have 100% coverage of the non-resident out-of-state tuition fee.
  • Read the Fee Scholarship Announcement for details about requirements, content, format, and submission guidelines.  Review the sample research proposal for examples of format and content.
  • Applicants must be in good standing and making satisfactory progress based on the benchmarks described in the Announcement (see Announcement link above)
  • Applications should be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 PM on May 1, 2012
 

+ Department of Energy EERE Postdoctoral Award 2012-2013

  • Application deadline May 1
  • the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is accepting applications for postdoctoral research awards for the 2012-2013 year.
  • This is a 2-year award and includes an annual stipend, a research and travel allowance, health insurance, and relocation travel.
  • The award is open to U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR)
  • Research areas include, but are not limited to, hydrogen & fuel cells, geothermal, solar, and water
  • the EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards support innovative research in energy efficiency and renewable energy by offering recent PHD recipients the opportunity to conduct applied research at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities.
  • More details and application materials available at the DOE EERE Postdoctoral Award website
 

+ Mammoth & Mono Lake Ranger District Internships, Inyo National Forest - June through September 2012*

  • *Working dates are flexible, please inquire
  • Application deadline April 30
  • Five (5) internships available, multi-discipline positions, including veg management, wildlife, wilderness, trails, recreation, and education
  • If you have preference or specialize in a particular field, please indicate this on your application
  • Duty station will be Mammoth Lakes or Lee Vining, California
  • Compensation includes free housing in the USFS barracks, USDA Forest Service uniforms, a stipend for daily food expenses (inquire for details), all necessary training, and a great learning and on-the-job training experience for work with the national forest service
  • See the Mammoth & Mono Lake Ranger District Interships flyer for details (e.g. duties, qualifications)
  • TO APPLY:  Email resume, cover letter, and list of three references to:
    • Lawson Reif
    • Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center Manager
    • Supervisory Visitor Information Assistant
  • For additional information, call Lawson Reif at his office (760) 924-5516 or cell (760) 914-1933
 

+ Water, Environmental, and Energy Solutions Initiative Workshop and Speaker Grants for FY2013

  • Application deadline April 30
  • The Water Sustainability Program (WSP), Institute of the Environment (IE), and Renewable Energy Network (REN) are pleased to offer two opportunities for competitive funding for speakers and workshops of multidisiciplinary interest across the water, environment, and energy sectors for the fall and spring semesters of the next academic year (Fall 2012-Spring 2013)
  • Applications are being accepted from UA faculty, staff, and student groups who wish to host speakers and workshops
  • Funding is provided by the TRIF Water, Environmental, and Energy Solutions (WEES) initiative that is integrating expertise to address issues relevant to our region
  • See WEES website and click on Funding Opportunities for application details, funding criteria, and instructions
  • Read details about this and other news in the UA Water Sustainability Program Newsletter flyer or at the WSP Newsletter website
 

+ National Water Research Institute Fellowship

  • Application deadline April 25
  • UPDATE!  Offering 3 different types of fellowship funding opportunities for students in an MS or PHD program -- see website below for details
  • NWRI is accepting applications for graduate fellowship funding for the 2012-2013 academic year.
  • Areas of interest include water and waste water, membrane technologies, removing and reducing salts from water supplies, and preserving water resources
  • Applicants must be graduate students (MS or PHD level) who are conducting research in the areas of water resources, treatment, and/or policy and (2) currently enrolled at a university in the United States
  • See website www.nwri-usa.org/fellowship.htm for more information
 

+ UA Green Fund 2012-2013

  • Application deadline April 24 by 5:00 PM (see NOTE)  -- but the sooner, the better!
  • Immediate goal is to fill 6 members-at-large seats
  • Established in 2010, the UA Green Fund financially supports sustainability initiatives at the UA.  A committee of 10 students solicits and reviews proposals and provides the Vice President for Student Affairs with recommendations for allocating funds.
  • Read about fiscal year 2012-13 funded projects at the Green Fund Projects website
  • If you have a strong interest in advancing sustainability-related innovations on campus and are looking for a valuable leadership opportunity, complete the Green Fund Application no later than April 24
  • IMPORTANT NOTE:  The last step of this process requires you to print, sign and hand deliver the Release Form document to the Office of Sustainability, Likins Hall, Room A103, no later than Wednesday, April 25th at 5 P.M. This step is mandatory. Complete this process as soon as possible after submitting your online application. Additional instructions and the Release Form itself will be displayed after you have successfully completed your application.
  • Questions?  Contact Alex Harris, Committee Chair, at aharris1@email.arizona.edu
 

+ American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship 2012-2013

  • Application deadline April 23
  • The AWRA Herbert Memorial Scholarship honors Richard A. Herbert, a champion of water resources education
  • Applicant must be a national AWRA member.  To join or renew student membership, go to the AWRA member services website
    • One $2000 award made to a full-time undergraduate student working toward his/her first undergrad degree and enrolled in a water resources related program for the 2012-2013 academic year
    • Undergrad Selection Criteria:  Awarded to the student most qualified based on academic performance (i.e. including cumulative GPA, relevance of curriculum to water resources, and leadership in extracurricular activities related to water resources)
    • One $2000 award made to a full-time graduate student enrolled in a water resources related program for the 2012-2013 academic year
    • Grad Selection Criteria:  Awarded to the student most qualified by academic and/or research performance (i.e. measures identical to those of the undergrad scholarship with the addition of the quality of the student's research and its relevance to water resources)
  • Winners will be announced during Summer 2012
  • A complete Application contains:
    • Title page -- Applicant's full name, permanent mailing address, email address, phone number where he or she may be easily reached, and type of scholarship (Undergraduate OR Graduate)
    • Two-page Summary - Approximately 500 words describing his or her academic interests and achievements, extracurricular interests, and career goals as they relate to the above selection criteria
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Letters of Reference -- Three (3) signed letters of reference from professors and/or advisors; letters MUST include the signatures of the referee (PDF files of the signed letters work best)
    • Transcripts -- Transcripts of all college courses (undergraduate and graduate).  Legible copies of "Issued to Student" transcripts are acceptable to save on fees, but unofficial reports (such as those students can access from their online student accounts) are not acceptable.  Application packets that include unofficial grade reports will not be considered.
  • Complete application packets should be submitted electronically to info@awra.org and limited to 5mg in size to ensure delivery.  All applications must be submitted in their entirety.
  • AWRA will provide acknowledgment of receipt of your application
  • AWRA will not provide updates to application status or request any missing information
  • Please make sure your application is complete when it is submitted
  • Questions?  Call AWRA at (540) 687-8390 or email info@awra.org
 

+ INFO SESSION:  NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) for Natural Sciences-Engineering Majors - Thu May 3

  • Thu, May 3, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Tubac Room, Student Union Memorial Center
  • Not an application per se but RSVP is due by April 20.  Attendance limited to first 50 individuals!
  • RSVP to Beth Stahmer at estahmer@email.arizona.edu by April 20 if you plan to attend
  • The GFRP supports graduate students pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in disciplines within NSF's mission
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the U.S. by the deadline date
  • Individuals are eligible to apply
    • During the senior year of college
    • After graduation from college and prior to entering graduate school
    • During the first year of graduate school
    • Prior to completing the Fall term of the second year of graduate school
  • See the NSF Fastlane website for more information
 

+ Graduate College Writing Institute - June 4-22, 2012

  • Application deadline April 20
  • Apply online at grad.arizona.edu/gwi/
  • Open to all graduate students at no cost, the Institute provides students with resources to develop individual writing skills and work successfully towards completing graduate studies.
  • The Writing Institute is for students working on research and conference papers, Master's theses, or Doctoral dissertations.
  • Format includes Large Group Workshops, Small Group Collaboration, Individual Tutoring, and Optional Workshops (Grammar, Library Research, and Grant Writing)
  • Institute will be held June 4-22, 2012 on MWF 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
  •   * T-TH 9:00-10:00 AM Optional Writing Workshops *
  •   * Monday through Friday Afternoons:  Individual Tutoring Schedules *
  • Contact:  Dr. Donna Raybuck at (520) 621-5489 or Cynthia Ann Bjerk-Plocke at 621-7815
 

+ 2012 Montgomery & Associates Summer Writing Internship at the UA Water Resources Research Center

  • Application deadline 5:00 PM on Fri, April 20
  • UA Water Resources Research Center is offering a summer internship to a student interested in gaining experience writing about environmental and water issues
  • Internship supported by Errol Montgomery and Associates, an Arizona-based consulting firm specializing in hydrology and water resource issues
  • Selected intern will contribute to research and writing for an issue of Arroyo, the annual WRRC publication that focuses on a critical Arizona water issue.  Arroyo is recognized as a source of objective, accurate, and understandable information and reaches a wide audience that includes policy makers and water professionals, as well as the interested public.
  • 2013 Arroyo topic will be water contaminants of emerging concern
  • Enrolled students in good standing at the UA, ASU, and NAU are eligible to apply.  Intern will work 20-25 hours per week during June and July at the rate of $10 to $14 per hour depending on experience.  Intern will work at the WRRC offices in Tucson and be responsible for his/her own accommodations
  • To apply:
    • Complete an application form at the WRRC website wrrc.arizona.edu under the WRRC News heading
    • Send the completed application form, along with a writing sample* and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with your (applicant's) writing, to Susanna Eden at seden@cals.arizona.edu
    • *NOTE: The 500- to 1000-word writing sample may be on any topic; however, it should not be a technical report.  The writing sample should avoid jargon and be understandable by general readers.
    • Applicants are encouraged to look at previous issues of Arroyo at ag.arizona.edu/azwater/arroyo to see samples
  • Questions?  Please contact Susanna Eden at seden@cals.arizona.edu
 

+ National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

  • Preparatory Workshop scheduled for Tues, Apr 17, 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM
  • Current Juniors, Seniors, and First-Year Graduate Students will be eligible to apply in Fall 2012 for the Award Year of Fall 2013-Spring 2014
  • RSVP to Shelley Hawthorne Smith at ssmith@grad.arizona.edu and include your field of study (major)
  • Fall 2012 applications deadline will be in early November 2012 (date to be announced)
  • Ventana Room of the Student Union Memorial Center
  • The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program's purpose is to ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce in the US.  NSF provides 3 years of funding (approximately $30,000 annually) to Fellows.
  • Students are eligible if:
    • They are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents
    • They have completed no more than 12 months of full-time graduate study (with no credit limit) by August 1, 2012 or if they are part-time graduate students with no more than 24 semester hours completed
    • They are engaged, or will be engaged, in research in a field within NSF's mission
  • Read more at the NSF Graduate Fellowship website
 

+ 5th Annual LGBTQ & Allied Rainbow Graduation Ceremony - Fri, May 4

  • Registration deadline April 15
  • Poetry Center, 1508 East Helen Street (at Vine Avenue)
  • Rainbow Graduation recognizes graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) and allied seniors, as well as graduating graduate school and professional school students
  • Graduates will receive rainbow cords, a certificate, and will be the guests of honor at a reception with food and musical entertainment
  • If you would like to participate, please send an email message with the following information to Chris Sogge at csogge@email.arizona.edu by April 15.  Items 1-6 (name through photo) will be included in a PowerPoint slideshow during the recognition ceremony:
    • Your name as you'd like it to appear on your certificate
    • Major(s)
    • Graduating degree
    • Career goal(s)
    • Your favorite quotation
    • Electronic picture of yourself
    • Name, email address, and telephone number of your presenter
      • As a graduating student, we ask that you select someone who will present you with your rainbow cord and certificate. The person you select will have 1 minute to say a few words about you. This person could be a friend, partner, family member, professor, mentor, neighbor, or whomever you choose
 

+ Graduate and Professional Student Council - Call for Candidates

  • Candidacy Petition Form deadline Wed, Apr 11 by 5 PM
  • Voting will be held Monday-Friday, Apr 15-20
  • The GPSC seeks passionate sstudents for student advocacy as candidates for the 2012-2013 Council
  • The GPSC is the elected representative body for all graduate and professional students on the UA campus
  • The leadership positions of Graduate and Professional Student Body President and Vice President will be vacant, as are all constituency (aka College) and at-large representative seats. 
  • You can find information on position responsibilities, time commitment requirements, benefits, pay, etc., on the GPSC Elections website
  • Interested in running?  Complete the Candidacy Petition form for the appropriate position (see GPSC Elections website above) and submit by 5 PM on Wed, Apr 11
  • Questions?  Contact the Elections Director at (520) 626-7526 or UNION-gpsc@email.arizona.edu (Attn: Elections)
 

+2012 Leonard Halpenny Intern Scholarship

  • Application Deadline April 6 by 5 PM
  • Selected candidates must be available for interview during the week of April 16
  • Tucson Chapter of the Arizona Hydrological Society seeks applicants for the 2012 Intern Scholar
  • Eligibility:   Undergraduate and graduate students currently studying hydrology, geology, civil-environmental-geological engineering, renewable natural resources, wastewater management, soil and water science, or other hydrology-related fields at any Arizona college or university.
  • Qualified undergraduates will be given first preference in the selection process.
  • $3000 stipend for 200 hours of experience within the 2012 calendar year with multiple agencies and private consulting companies in Tucson, Arizona
  • See attached application for details or go to the AHS website
  • HINT:  Request your letters of recommendation from faculty instructors EARLY!
 

+ Student Positions (1 of 2) Available with Transfer Student Center:  Transfer Student Assistant

  • Application deadline for Transfer Student Assistant is April 4 by 12:00 noon
  • Transfer Student Assistant (TSA) provides information and assistance to prospective transfer students applying to the University of Arizona and to new transfer students in their transition to the UA.  TSAs will serve as outreach facilitators in the Transfer Center, responding to prospective and new transfer student questions and concerns; reaching out to newly admitted transfer students to engage them in workshops designed to facilitate their transition to campus.  Responsibilities:
    • Greet and welcome prospective and new transfer students to Transfer Student Center
    • Presentations to visiting groups of prospective transfer students
    • Walk-in appointments with new and prospective transfer students
    • Provide administrative and front desk support
    • Assist with center programs and workshops
    • Maintain and update Transfer Student Center Resource information bulletin board
    • Become the "expert" on designated college cluster (know academic advisor, college resources, faculty members, programs, etc.)
  • Qualifications:
    • Continuing, current, full-time UA transfer student with an interest in helping transfer students
    • Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
    • Requires initiative and excellent interpersonal and communication skills; must  be highly dependable and punctual
    • Commitment to creating a welcoming and positive academic environment and sensitive to student diversity
  • Must be available to begin work on August 13
  • TO APPLY:
 

+ Student Positions (2 of 2) Available with Transfer Student Center:  National Exchange Ambassador

  • Application deadline for National Exchange Ambassador is April 4 by 12:00 noon
  • This position is part of the National Student Exchange program housed in the Transfer Student Center.  The National Student Exchange program (NSE) provides University of Arizona students the opportunity to study at nearly 200 campuses in Canada and across the U.S., including Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for a semester or a year.  NSE is open to all undergraduate students.  To learn more about the NSF program, visit the NSE website
  • The goal of the NSE Ambassadors is to increase campus awareness and student participation.  Through NSE program presentations in residence halls, classrooms, and outreach activities on campus, NSE Ambassadors willl have a direct impact on the growth of the program.
  • This position requires office hours, as well as independent, self-initiated work outside the Center, including information session presentations in the evenings
  • Responsibilities:
    • Research and develop an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the NSE program features, requirements, and application process
    • Update and maintain the UA NSE website
    • Tabling on the Mall and over events, including Wildcat Welcome week
    • Walk-in appointments with prospective NSE students
    • Work collaboratively with other NSE Ambassadors on special program events
    • Coordinate incoming and outgoing NSE student orientations
    • Assist in administrative and front desk support
    • Serve as positive role model for NSE program and Transfer Student Center
    • Fully participate in cross training to include information on other Student Transition areas, diversity, leadership, and customer service
    • Provide assistance to other Student Transition areas for large events when needed
    • Complete FERPA, Sexual Harrassment, and IT Security online training
    • Other duties assigned by the Transfer Student Center Director
  • Qualifications:
    • Continuing, current, full-time UA student with an interest in promoting student exchange opportunities
    • Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA
    • Must be available to work during the day and some evenings
    • Requires initiative and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Comfortable presenting and speaking in front of groups
    • Design and web experience a plus
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly PowerPoint
    • Highly dependable and punctual
    • Commitment to creating a welcoming and positive academic environment and sensitive to student diversity
  • Preferred Qualification:
    • Experience as a National Student Exchange or Study Abroad participant
  • Must be available to begin work on August 16
  • TO APPLY:
 

+ 2012 Graduate and Professional Student Council Achievement Awards

  • Deadline March 31
  • Call for NOMINATIONS -- The GPSC recognizes graduate and professional students, staff, and faculty who have made outstanding contributions to the campus and, in particular, to graduate and professional education
  • You may nominate your peers, colleagues, students or instructors in any of the following categories and allow them to receive the recognition they deserve
  • Winners and runners-up in each category will receive both a certificate and a CASH award! Six winners will each receive $100 and six runners-up will receive $50 from the GPSC.
  • See website at gpsc.arizona.edu/gpsa-week/awards for information and nomination form
  • Categories include:
    • Outstanding Mentor of Graduate/Professional Student
    • Outstanding Diversity Development by a Graduate/Professional Student
    • Outstanding Graduate/Professional Student Leadership
    • Outstanding Program Coordinator
    • Outstanding Research Assistant
    • Outstanding Teaching Assistant
  • Contact Chris Cornelison at 520-626-6122 or UNION-gpscevents@email.arizona.edu
 

+ WORKSHOP:  Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Workshop - Wed Apr 11

  • Wed, Apr 11, 12:00 noon to 4:30 PM
  • Bio5 Keating Building Room 103
  • Not a call for application but you must register online by March 30 at orcr.vpr.arizona.edu/Rcrworkshops2012
  • Check in and seating from 11:45 AM to 12:00 noon
  • Lunch will be provided for all attendees
  • This 4-hour workshop will provide the mandatory RCR instruction as required by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health
  • Intended audience includes faculty, staff, and students (undergrad, grad, postdoc) supported by NSF grants received after January 2010
  • You can preview the workshop agenda for details or view additional details about this requirement at the RCR Education page
  • Contact Tina Tarin at 520-626-5851 or tina.tarin@email.arizona.edu if you have additional questions about this event or RCR training
 

+ UA Carson/REN (Renewable Energy Network) Fellowship for Summer 2012

  • Proposals due March 30
  • REN (Renewable Energy Network) seeks outstanding candidates for the 2012 Carson REN Fellowship for scholarship in renewable energy science, technology, economics, policy, or other renewable energy-related fields
  • Program open to Master's and PHD candidates who have completed at one year of graduate school
  • Designed to complement and enhance training outside the laboratory and classroom to assist students in preparing to address local and global energy challenges
  • Up to 4 Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis.  Each fellow will receive a stipend of $5000 for a 3-month summer position with a federal agency or industrial organization involved with issues of sustainable and renewable energy
  • All fellowship applicants must have a faculty member designated as an advisor
  • Selection based on applicant's dedication to a better understanding of renewable energy and motivation to apply that understanding to local, national, regional, or global energy issues
  • Students must have placement with a federal research laboratory or industrial organization for summer months
  • Many federal research laboratories offer additional financial support through employment, internships, and other means.  Applicants are encouraged to contact these laboratories directly.
  • TO APPLY:  Visit the Carson/REN Fellowship website at carson.arizona.edu/content/ren-energy-fellowships for more information and instructions on how to apply
  • Questions?  Contact Ardeth Barnhart, Program Director, at ardethb@email.arizona.edu
 

+ Arizona Floodplain Management Association (AFMA) Scholarship

  • Deadline March 30
  • Eligibility: Student must be a major in one of the following areas of study:
    • Civil engineering (with water resources emphasis)
    • Water resources, including surface wtaer hydrology and hydraulics
    • Watershed management
    • Agricultural engineering
    • Geomorphology
    • Floodplain management accredited program approved by the AFMA Board of Directors
  • Undergraduate students (minimum 3rd year-junior) must be within 40 semester hours of graduation
  • Graduate students must be enrolled in a master's program with an emphasis in one of the fields listed above
  • See Criteria and Announcement for details about application and eligibility requirements
  • See Application for information about required material (e.g. letters of recommendation, statement)
 

+ INFO SESSION:  Fulbright Program for U.S. Students - Thur, Mar 29

  • Thur, Mar 29, 3:30 PM -- see note below if you cannot attend the Mar 29 info session!
  • Chavez Building, Room 301
  • Open to entire UA community
  • Anyone completing a Bachelor's degree by Sept 2013 is eligible to apply; open to any discipline
  • Students graduating after that date are welcome to attend info session to plan ahead
  • Are you interested in spending a year abroad--taking classes, engaging in research, or teaching English--after you graduate?
  • Then you should consider applying for a Fulbright Fellowship!
  • RSVP to Jeff Thibert at thibert@email.arizona.edu (or write to him for additional info if you cannot attend)
  • Read more at the Fulbright program website us.fulbrightonline.org
 

+ Summer Field Campaign:  SMAP Project, Southwest of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - Summer 2012

  • If you have serious interest in participating, contact the PI, Jared Entin (jared.k.entin@nasa.gov) immediately or no later than Friday, Mar 23
  • Participant roster will be finalized on or before Apr 2nd, hence the need to email your interest in project very soon
  • Approx 6-week summer field campaign ~early June to late July
  • Seeking graduate students (or very early career scientists, incl May graduates and those graduated during past year) who are interested in participating in summer SMAP field campaign, particularly students engaged in projects related to satellite soil moisture remote sensing and/or land surface modeling
  • Project has funds set aside to support travel to enable grad student participation; will consider half-campaign commitments (e.g. two UA students, each spending half the time on project). Students will most likely share accommodations (two to a room).  Night classes may be offered (e.g. remote sensing theory for soil moisture (active and passive); data assimilation; land surface and carbon cycle models to be employed). 
  • Exact dates and other logistical information available to interested students by contacting the PI at the email address listed above
 

+ Summer Colloquium on Data Assimilation - July 24 through Aug 3

  • Student application deadline March 16
  • Sante Fe, Mexico (venue location to be determined)
  • Sponsored by the NASA/NOAA/Department of Defense Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimulation (JCSDA)
  • Graduate students who expect to be awarded  their PhD in the physical, environmental, atmospheric, or related science prior to June 2013 are invited to apply, as well as individuals with no more than 2 years of postdoctoral experience at the time of the Colloquium. Applicants of all nationalities are invited to apply. However, in case the number of qualified applicants exceeds capacity, preference will be given to those who are either employed in the United States or who are actively pursuing a relevant graduate degree at a U.S. university.
  • Colloquium will engage graduate students and researchers in the science of satellite data assimilation for the atmosphere, land, and oceans and will include lectures by internationally recognized experts in data assimilation and provide an extended opportunity for students to interact with the lecturers in an informal setting. The objective is to foster the development of the next generation of data assimilation scientists to support environmental modeling.
  • Topics will include (1) data assimilation fundamentals including variational and ensemble techniques, (2) satellite data applications including infrared and microwave, (3) overview of atmospheric, ocean, and land data assimilation, (4) overview of the global observing system, and (5) Career Opportunities – Research and Operational; Agency/Academic/Private
  • There is no application form.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by sending the following materials via email to the Chair of the Organizing Committee, Dr.  James G. Yoe (james.g.yoe@noaa.gov) by March 16, 2012:  (1) Curriculum Vita, (2) Statement of interest (no more than one page) with a summary of the applicant’s doctoral research, and (3) Three supporting letters from faculty members
  • Candidates will be selected competitively based on the documentation they provide, and will be notified of the disposition of their applications by April 18, 2012
  • Travel support to and from the Colloquium, lodging expenses, and per diem will be provided for the program to approximately 15 participants. Additional applicants may be invited to participate, but they will need to provide their own financial support. Priority for financial support will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and to those employed or actively pursuing a graduate degree in the United States.
     

+ US-UK Fulbright Summer Institutes for Undergraduates

 

+ Pearson Prize for Higher Education for Undergraduates

  • Deadline March 16
  • Must have demonstrated leadership in community service while in college
  • For sophomore or junior who will graduate after June 2013
  • Pearson Prize offers $10,000 over two years, in addition to a number of opportunities that will help you develop innovative social projects
  • Contact:  Jeff Thibert, Scholarship Advisor, UA Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, at thibert@email.arizona.edu
 

+ Richard A. Harvill Graduate Fellowship ($12,000 plus graduate base tuition /basic in-state tuition)

 

+ Academic Success and Achievement (ASA) Office

  • Deadline March 2 by 5:00 pm
  • Seeks student applications for variety of positions related to various Academic Success and Achievement programs (e.g. New Start, the PASS Probation Program, Prodigy, Student Affairs Outreach, SSS/TRiO
  • Positions available for summer and academic year
  • Application available online at ASA website
 

+ Peter W. Likins Graduate Fellowship ($10,000 plus graduate base tuition /basic in-state tuition)

 

+ ASUA Dick Roberts Memorial Scholarship 2012-2013

  • Deadline Feb 27
  • Both continuing undergrad & grad students in 2012-2013 eligible
  • Criteria:  Scholarship, leadership and service at the University of Arizona will be considered for each scholarship
  • Two $1500 scholarships based on merit
  • Two $1500 scholarships based on financial need
  • One $3000 scholarship based on merit AND financial need
  • Online application & submission of hard copy materials required
 

+ Institute of the Environment:  Equipment-Infrastructure Grants

  • Deadline Feb 24
  • WEES periodically offers competitive grants for the purchase of instrumentation, equipment, or infrastructure needed to enable UA researchers to more competitive in applying for targeted major grants.  This could include investment needed to generate data, conduct pilot projects, increase computing capabilities through software or hardware acquisitions, or other related expenditure.
 

+ Congressional, Federal and Washington D.C. Area Internship Open House for Undergrads & Grads

  • Must attend Open House & Info Fair on Feb 23 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Student Union Presidio Room 3rd Floor
  • Bring a resume
  • Students can also inquire about other internships and receive information about the UA Office of Federal Relations Congressional Intern Scholarship
  • UA course credit available
  • Summer intern positions (unpaid) also available with UA Office of Federal Relations, Admin Bldg Room 313.  Contact Rich Thompson at rmthomps@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-3108 for information about UA summer intern positions; academic credit available.
 

+ UA Water Sustainability Fellowship Program 2012-2013 -- Graduate & Undergraduate Fellows (REV)

  • Deadline Feb 22     << faculty nominations due to HWR Dept Head (REVISED PROCESS)
  • Graduate award up to $18,000; undergraduate award up to $2750
  • See website wsp.arizona.edu/education/student_fellowships for details (Disregard the WSP March deadline at this time)
  • Discuss your interest in this fellowship with your faculty advisor
  • He or she must submit your name as a nominee to the Dept Head by Feb 22
  • After dept head selects nominees, students will then complete the application process
  • Final application packets will be due by the March 30 deadline
 

+ UA's Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships (ONCS) Open House & Info Session

  • Wed, Feb 22, 9:00 AM
  • Harvill 301
  • RSVP to Jeff Thibert at thibert@email.arizona.edu
  • Whether you're Class of 2015 or Class of 2012, there are Nationally Competitive Scholarship (NCS) opporunities for you.  NCS are highly competitive but richly rewarding scholarships that fund anywhere from one semester to five years of undergraduate or graduate study, in the U.S. or abroad.
  • Browse the ONCS website at www.honors.arizona.edu/ncs if you want to learn more
  • Attend the info session to learn what you can do to prepare yourself to be a strong candidate
 

+ Institute of the Environment:  Graduate Student Travel Grant (up to $500)

 

+ El Dia del Agua HWR Student Research Symposium

  • See El Dia 2012 website for details
  • Abstract submission deadline February 15
  • Registration deadline March 15
  • Sponsorship deadline March 15
 

+ Institute of the Environment:  Graduate Student Carson Fellowships in Earth, Energy, Science/Society, and Global Change ($5000)