AWARDS and ANNOUNCEMENTS


Call for Young Fellows for Regional and Land Degradation/Restoration Assessments


IPBES is implementing a pilot fellowship program on assessments. Currently, 32 pro bono fellowships are being offered to enable young scientists to take part in the work of IPBES. Fellowships are being offered for the four regional and sub-regional assessments (Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia) and the thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration. These will begin in summer 2015 and run until the end of 2017.

Teams of leading experts from a range of disciplines and from all parts of the world will write the aforementioned assessments; the selected fellows will work and interact as members of these teams. Through their involvement in IPBES, fellows will gain an understanding of a major assessment process, pressing environmental, policy, social and economic issues facing our world, and options for action. Fellows will also have the opportunity to network with a wide range of colleagues, which could be of great value in their future careers.

For more information, including the application form, selection criteria, and assessment information, please go here.


2015 AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Student Competitions

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate in the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition Student Poster Competition and Student Essay Competition. Both are designed to inspire students to explore connections between human rights and science, engineering and health, and are supported by the AAAS-Andrew M. Sessler Fund for Science, Education and Human Rights. Prizes include a AAAS membership, Science subscription and cash! For more information, click here.


EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study

2015 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study. The U.S. EPA, as part of its GRO Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 34 new fellowships. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years ofundergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship. The deadline for receipt of applications is May 19, 2015. For more information, click here.


Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Rachael Carson Award Nominations Now Accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 SETAC Rachael Carson Award. This prestigious award is only given every four years. The application deadline is 15 July 2015, and the award will be presented during the 7th SETAC World Congress/SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida in 2016.  For more information, click here.


AWRA Scholarship and Award Announcement

The American Water Resources Association annually recognizes outstanding individuals in the water resources profession. The Call for Nominations for 2015 awards is now open. Please consider nominating a colleague or organization for one of these awards! Nominations are due May 1, 2015. Click here for more information.

The 2015-2016 Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship Application Period is now open. In 1980, AWRA established the Endowment-Memorial Fund to be used for the enhancement of education in water resources. The fund has since been renamed the Richard A. Herbert Memorial Educational Fund to honor Richard A. Herbert -- a champion for water resources education -- who passed away in 1994. In order to carry out his vision, AWRA is proud to announce the availability of scholarships derived from the proceeds of this fund. For more information, click here.

Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station Awards

Lacawac Sanctuary Field Station welcomes applications for the Moeller Research Fellow Award and the Watres Student Research Award. Review of applicatons begins April 15 each year and continues until all funds are awarded. For more information, click here.

Ohio Sea Grant Announces Call for Proposals for 2016-2018

The Ohio Sea Grant College Program is now requesting pre-proposals for one- to two-year research projects on Great Lakes issues with particular significance to Ohio, Lake Erie, and the Great Lakes region. The due date for pre-proposals is Thursday, 23 April by 5pm. Full proposals will be due Thursday, 16 July by 5pm. For more information, click here.