Center for Global Change and Arctic System Research

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Information for the 2016 Global Change Student Research Grant Competition

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Overview

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.

Eligibility Information

Proposal deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2016

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