Global Change Student Research Grant Competition

Supporting UAF student research focusing on the arctic and subarctic

Information for the 2017 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 Cooperative Institute for Alaska Research (CIFAR) and the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)—see research themes at the bottom of page 2. A very small number of proposals that do not address CIFAR or ACCAP themes may also be funded. We anticipate being able to fund a total of 7–15 graduate proposals, 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 1–2 undergraduate proposals, depending on the amounts requested.

Eligibility Information

Proposal deadline: 5 p.m. Alaska Standard Time, Friday, February 10, 2017

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