EPSCoR programs in 24 states, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands aim to strengthen science and technology infrastructure for enhanced research competitiveness in universities, for broader participation of students in science, mathematics, and engineering, and for increased linkages among higher education, government agencies, and the private sector. Alaska EPSCoR is a university/state partnership which builds Alaska-based research in physiology, population genetics, and cold regions engineering and support training of students for the 21st century technologically-based workforce. www.alaska.edu/epscor/.
Alaska INBRE: IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence
The INBRE program is designed to provide greater biomedical research opportunities for faculty and students at every college and university in the state of Alaska. Their focus is on emerging infectious diseases and the molecular mechanisms of contaminant damage in subsistence food species. www.alaska.edu/inbre/.
Discover Denali Research Fellowship Program
To encourage scientific research that addresses management issues, the National Park Service and the Denali Foundation have established the Discover Denali Research Fellowship Program through the Murie Science and Learning Center (MSLC), located in Denali National Park and Preserve. The fellowship program supports field research in the biological, physical, ecological, social, and cultural sciences. Project requests are more likely to be successful if they pose hypotheses or address research topics that that will help park managers tackle management issues. A typical fellowship grant is expected to be $3,500; however, grant requests of up to $5,000 will be considered.
The Discover Denali Research Fellowship Program is intended to support field research in the Denali National Park and Preserve area. The fellowship program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, college and university faculty, state and federal agency scientists, and private-sector researchers. Research fellows must be self-directed individuals whose work will contribute to the scientific knowledge of the natural and cultural resources of Denali. URL for more information: http://www.nps.gov/dena/.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects designed especially for the purpose. This program provides educational opportunities and indirect funding for undergraduate students to participate in research. www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/reu/.
Native American Studies at UC Davis is hosting the meeting of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA)
NAISA is inviting proposals from scholars around the globe for submissions of individual papers, panel session proposals, or roundtables on any topic in Native American and Indigenous Studies. All persons working in the field are invited and encouraged to submit proposals. Only complete proposals will receive full consideration. The limit on proposals is one proposed appearances on the program in any capacity. Proposals are to be submitted electronically in the fall. Vist their website for more information: http://www.naisa.org/.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The EPA is making available 40 new fellowships up to a total of $48,900 each. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility. The hope is that this assistance will encourage more students to continue their education beyond the baccalaureate level and pursue careers in environmentally related fields. All students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university are eligible to apply for these grants. The deadline for application is in the fall. For details visit http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2011/2011_gro_undergrad.html.
Killam Fellowships Program.
The Killam Fellowships Program offers American undergraduate students the opportunity to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. The fellowship carries a value of $5,000 per semester, and includes health insurance for the duration of the exchange. The program also includes a three-day seminar in Ottawa (Canada’s capital) and Washington, DC, and additional funding to explore other parts of Canada. All of the information is available at www.killamfellowships.com/. Please note that the application deadline is in the winter.