Information for the 2016 Global Change Student Research Grant Competition
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- 2016 Guidelines (PDF)
- 2016 Undergraduate Cover Sheet (fillable Word form)
- 2016 Graduate Cover Sheet (fillable Word form)
The Global Change Student Research Grant Competition provides support to UAF students for research related to global change with a focus on arctic and subarctic boreal regions (including but not limited to North America). It is designed to give students experience with proposal writing and the peer review system as practiced by science and engineering funding agencies. We seek proposals involving the environmental, social, or engineering components of global change (including but not limited to climate change) and its effect upon arctic or subarctic processes, ecosystems, and/or societies. Students must place the proposed work in a broader context by explaining its relevance to other academic disciplines and endeavors.
IMPORTANT -- Funding Priorities for Graduate Proposals: The majority of funding available for graduate proposals in this competition cycle is related to the NOAA-UAF Cooperative Institute for Alaska Research (CIFAR), and must be used to support projects that fall under one of CIFAR’s three research themes (see page 2 of the guidelines) in addition to meeting the general requirements of this competition. A very small number of proposals that do not address these themes may also be funded. We anticipate being able to fund a total of 5-10 CIFAR-relevant projects and 1-3 others, depending on the amounts requested.
Undergraduate proposals selected for funding will be supported by the UAF office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity (URSA); all undergraduate proposals meeting the general requirements of this competition will be considered equally. We anticipate being able to fund a total of 2–3 undergraduate proposals, depending on the amounts requested.
- Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at UAF at the time the research will be conducted. Graduate and undergraduate proposals will be evaluated separately.
- Applicants may submit only one proposal per year and only 2 proposals during their UAF student career. However, proposals submitted prior to 2013, regardless of the number submitted, will be counted as a single submission for this purpose.
- Proposal must be written entirely by the student PI(s). However, it is acceptable for the student PIs to garner comments and suggestions from advisors prior to submission.
- Applicants should request a start date of no earlier than July 1, 2016 and no later than January 1, 2017. Funds must be spent by June 30, 2017.
- There can be more than one student PI on a proposal, as long as each PI meets the eligibility requirements. Budget maximums apply per proposal regardless of the number of PIs.
- Awards are for one year only. Maximum budget request for graduate proposals is $10,000, and $7,500 for undergraduate proposals.
Proposal deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2016
- Proposals containing all required elements must be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Late proposals may be returned without further consideration. Read and follow the complete guidelines carefully.