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2013 George Melendez Wright Climate Change Youth Initiative

Research Fellowships and Paid Internships Related to Climate Change

On behalf of the National Park Service, the University of Washington College of the
Environment is now accepting proposals and applications for the 2013 George
Melendez Wright Climate Change Youth Initiative (CCYI). See ccyi.org for more
information and to apply.

Research Fellowships
Graduate fellowships support new and innovative research relevant to managing
climate change impacts in US National Parks, including transboundary issues and
comparisons to Mexican or Canadian protected areas. Awards will be made in the
range of $5,000 - $20,000 for research undertaken in calendar years 2013-14.
Projects must be empirical; theoretical research and model development will not be
supported. Relevant projects in any field of the natural, social, and cultural/historical
sciences may be funded. Examples include research on vulnerability, biological
responses, effective adaptation strategies, public perceptions and civic engagement,
paleoclimate, archeological records of past human responses, etc.

Proposed research must be conducted in or around National Parks and must be
relevant to NPS management needs. Upon completion of the fellowship, students are required to provide a summary report of their results and one or more educational products or publications meant for a broader audience.

Students enrolled in Masters and PhD programs in the US, Canada, and Mexico may apply. Both U.S. citizens and non-citizens are eligible. NPS employees and past
recipients of George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowships are not eligible.

Proposals will be selected based on relevance and technical soundness of the
proposed research; feasibility of the proposed work; qualifications of the student; and the clarity and completeness of the proposal. All applicants will be notified of
selection decisions in April, 2013.

Proposals are due by 5:00 pm PST on January 18, 2013. Apply at ccyi.org

Paid Internships
Internships enable students to gain practical experience in diverse fields related to climate change response, to explore career interests, and to build professional networks. This year 15 internship positions are offered in National Parks, NPS
offices, and technical centers throughout the continental US, Alaska, and Hawaii. These diverse positions include fieldbased research and monitoring of climate change impacts; development of interpretive, educational, and staff-training
programs; analyses of carbon footprints; web-based communication; and community engagement in science. Locations include urban historic parks, national program offices, and remote wilderness. All positions pay wages of $12/hour and
last about 12 weeks. Most occur during the summer, though some include the spring or fall. Most include housing at little or no cost to the student. All positions for 2013 are described at ccyi.org. Applicants must be current undergraduate or
first-year graduate students in a US university, or be in the process of applying to a graduate program at a US university.

Review of applications will begin on January 21, 2013. Apply at ccyi.org

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NOAA Scholarships

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships (includes internships) to college sophomore students majoring in STEM disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, or technology, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA's programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; and computer and information sciences.

Undergraduate Scholarships (for students who are currently sophomores):

· Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarship: http://www.epp.noaa.gov/ssp_undergrad_page.html

Application Deadline: February 15, 2013


· Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/scholarships/hollings.html

Application Deadline: January 31, 2013

Eligibility requirements are:

· US Citizenship

· 3.0 GPA

· Sophomore in college studying a NOAA science: atmospheric science, biology, cartography, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, geodesy, geography, marine science, mathematics, meteorology, oceanography, physical science, photogrammetry, physics, etc. at the time of application.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Chantell Haskins, Victoria Dancy, Sandra Sarvis

NOAA Office of Education

(301) 713-9437 x150


Tenure Track Paleoceangraphy Position at UNC-Wilmington

Vacancy # 13F036
Position #6172

The Department of Geography and Geology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Marine Geology and/or Paleoceanography. We seek an individual who combines expertise in field-based and shipboard collection techniques with quantitative analysis of paleoenvironmental proxy records from ocean archives. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the potential for teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels in geological oceanography and in their area of specialty, to recruit and advise graduate students, and to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program. A PhD in geoscience, oceanography, or marine science is required. UNCW maintains a full range of analytical facilities in support of research including sedimentology, electron microscopy, stable isotope mass spectroscopy, aqueous chemistry, NMR, and DNA sequencing facilities as well as a dive shop, machine shop, and instrument shop at the UNCW Center for Marine Science (http://uncw.edu/cms/) and on the main campus.

To apply, complete the online application at http://consensus.uncw.edu, position #6172. A letter of application, brief statements of teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and contact information, including e-mail addresses, for three professional references should be uploaded as MS Word or PDF files.For questions concerning the position contact search committee chair Dr. Richard Laws at laws@uncw.edu. For questions concerning the online application process contact Ms. Cathy Morris, morris@uncw.edu, (910) 962-3736. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 4, 2013, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For further information see www.uncw.edu/earsci.

UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chad Lane
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography and Geology
University of North Carolina Wilmington
107 DeLoach Hall
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5944

Director of the UNCW Stable Isotope Laboratory
Center for Marine Science
5600 Marvin Moss Lane
Wilmington, NC 28409


Beneath The Sea Marine Careers Scholarships

Beneath The Sea scholarships: This year we are offering a number of scholarships. Perhaps one of them will be of interest to you.

If you are involved in a team that is developing an underwater robotic, then the Deep Ventures scholarship ($2500) should be of interest to your team. The other scholarships are targeted towards individual young people interested in learning about or advancing their education and experiences in marine related fields.

Hopefully you will decide to apply for one of these scholarships. If you are not interested, please share this information with others. Post it on your Facebook pages. Get the word out. There are only 4 weeks to the January 15, 2013 deadline for the Beneath The Sea Marine Careers scholarship applications.

Go to www.beneaththesea.org for scholarships application requirements and application forms. Don't miss out on this opportunity.

Applications and inquiries should be sent to scholarships@beneaththesea.org.

And don't forget about the Beneath The Sea Marine Careers Program, a one day program offered on March 22, 2013 for high school and college students and their teachers. Check www.beneaththesea.org for more information about this free program.

Rosemary Kurtti

Beneath The Sea

Senior Director - Scholarships

New course offering: COOL Science Education, EDUC 401Z

New course offering: COOL Science Education, EDUC 401Z
Seminars are Credit/No Credit
*No prerequisites, aside from an interest in science education*

COOL Science Education is a seminar offered through the UW PIPELINE project. This seminar pairs a weekly seminar on science education with volunteer hours in a local middle-school.
There are a limited number of spaces available, for questions about this seminar and placements, contact Déana Scipio (descipio@uw.edu) or Dr. Tansy Clay Burns (tansy@uw.edu).

Facilitators: Déana Scipio and Dr. Tansy Clay Burns
Days/Time: Thursdays, 3:00-4:20 pm
Location: TBA
Do you care about learning, youth development, science education, and social justice? Project COOL (Chemical Oceanography Outside of the Lab) is looking for UW students who want to make science accessible and inviting for all learners. By the end of the Winter Quarter UW students will:
· Design and conduct a research project on student interaction around content
· Perform 16-20 volunteer hours mentoring youth in a local middle school
· Prepare to facilitate a weekly ‘Out of School Time’ science program
· Learn about the current state of US K-12 STEM education
· Identify the intellectually stimulating and complex nature of teaching
This class is part of a funded National Science Foundation project to engage university faculty, students & youth from underrepresented groups in the practice of contemporary science. UW students will spend their volunteer time in two local middle schools. Transportation will be provided to and from the University.

For more information visit: http://expd.washington.edu/pipeline/inner/winter-2013/cool-science-education.html

Post Doc and PhD positions in experimental zooplankyon ecology (Denmark)

At the Centre for Ocean Life we have openings for a post doc and a PhD fellow in /Experimental Zooplankton Ecology/, see attached or links below. May I ask you distribute the information to potentially interested applicants?

Link Post doc: http://www.aqua.dtu.dk/English/About/Vacancies.aspx?guid=442b2c87-345e-49d3-ba68-5f0a97b8058f

Link PhD: _http://www.aqua.dtu.dk/English/About/Vacancies.aspx?guid=a7764a05-09c2-4d73-8531-bf1fac434036_

Thank you and best wishes,


Thomas Kiørboe, Professor, Centre Leader
Centre for Ocean Life
National Institute for Aquatic Resources, Section for Ocean Ecology and Climate
Technical University of Denmark
Kavalergården 6, DK 2920 Charlottenlund, Denmark.

Climate Change Conference: Call for Papers

The International Advisory Board is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Fifth International Conference on Climate Change and the Call for Submissions to the peer-reviewed The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses.

This year's Climate Change Conference will take place in Port Louis, Mauritius at The Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel. Now entering its fifth year, the annual Climate Change conference focuses on one of the key challenges of our time. Held in partnership with the Allied Network for Policy Research and Advocacy for Sustainability (ANPRAS), our vantage point for the 2013 conference is the small and beautiful Indian Ocean country of Mauritius. One again, the conference will address scientific, policy, strategic and socio-cultural perspectives on climate change.
http://on-climate.com/the-conference .

The Climate Change Conference and its companion journal provide vibrant, intellectually stimulating spaces for scholars from all geographic and disciplinary areas to learn, converse, and create. This knowledge community seeks to create an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of evidence of climate change: its causes, its ecosystemic impacts and its human impacts. The conference and journal also explore technological, policy, strategic and social responses to climate change.

Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, round tables or colloquia are invited, addressing aging through one of the following themes:

* Theme 1: Scientific Evidence
* Theme 2: Assessing Impacts in Divergent Ecosystems
* Theme 3: Human Impacts and Impacts on Humans
* Theme 4: Technical, Political and Social Responses

The deadline for the next round of Call for Papers is 11 December 2012. For full details on proposal submission and conference registration deadlines, please visit the conference website at:
http://on-climate.com/the-conference/call-for-papers .

Presenters may also choose to submit written papers for publication in the fully refereed The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations also include submission to the journal for refereeing and possible publication, as well as access to the journal.

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Mauritius in July!

On behalf of the Advisory Board
Climate Change Conference: Impacts and Responses

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program provides support for outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate-level research in oceanography, marine biology, or maritime archaeology, particularly by women and members of minority groups. Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarships carry a 12-month stipend for each student of $30,000 and an annual cost-of-education allowance of up to $12,000 and up to $10,000 support for a four to six week research collaboration at a NOAA facility. Masters students may be supported for up to two years, and doctoral students for up to four years. Depending on funding three to four scholarships are awarded each year.

Applications are due to NOAA by December 6, 2012.

Nancy Reichley
Education Specialist
Washington Sea Grant
University of Washington
3716 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Fall 2013 EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master’s and doctoral level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for submission of applications is November 27, 2012 at 11:59:59 PM. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 80 new fellowships in the late summer of 2013. Master's level students may receive support for a maximum of two years. Doctoral students may be supported for a maximum of three years, usable over a period of five years. The fellowship program provides up to $42,000 per year of support per fellowship.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents.

Register and apply at Grants.gov.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 66.514

Karen B.
Karen A. Bergeron
Grants Manager
Biology Department
Box 351800
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-1800
Phone: (206) 616-7022
Fax: (206) 543-3041

Assistant Professor (Marine Informaticist)

The University of Rhode Island is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the College of the Environment & Life Sciences (CELS), with research interests in bioinformatics as applied to marine organisms and/or ecosystems. Applicants are expected to develop a strong and externally funded research program focused on bioinformatics of marine organisms and/or ecosystems. Candidates developing approaches that combine ecological or evolutionary data with genomederived data are especially encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include teaching an undergraduate class focused on management and analysis of large biological data sets, plus other courses that enhance interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs. Anticipated appointment will be August 1, 2013. Visit the College’s website http://cels.uri.edu for more information on the College’s programs. There are numerous opportunities for collaborative research with investigators in CELS, the Graduate School of Oceanography, the Department of Computer Science & Statistics, the College of Engineering, and the College of Pharmacy.

Applications must be submitted online by visiting the URI jobs website at https://jobs.uri.edu and to view complete details for job posting (#6000940). Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Please attach the following (PDF) documents to the online Faculty Profile Application: (1) Cover letter, (2) CV which includes the names and contact information for three references, (3) a research statement, and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION ONLY. For more information, contact Dr. Bethany Jenkins, Search Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, URI, Kingston, RI 02881 (marinfo@etal.uri.edu).

The Unive! rsity of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer and values diversity.