IAB Director's Office
(Assistant to the Director)
IAB Proposal Office
Instructions for Proposal Submission
UAF Office of Sponsored Programs
University of Alaska Fairbanks
P.O. Box 757270
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7270
University Foundation: www.alaska.edu/foundation/
Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards
Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunter's Scholarship
Amount: $500 - $1500
Deadline: 15 Oct 2015
Who May Apply: • undergraduate students • graduate students
Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference is planning on awarding either one scholarship in the amount of $1,500.00, or one scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 and another in the amount of $500.00 or 3 scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each during the 2016 Conference. Funding for the scholarships comes from tax deductable donations to the Conference Scholarship fund by Conference participants and from revenues generated by a special Conference raffle. In addition, the donated funds have help cover the Conference registration fees of college students enrolled in a wildlife management program.
In order to be eligible for these scholarships, an applicant must be registered as an undergraduate or graduate student at a Wisconsin University, College or Vocational Technical Institute (Wisconsin residency not required) in a program that has a curriculum heavily into wetland ecology or waterfowl management or is registered as an undergraduate or graduate student at an out of state (Wisconsin residency is required in this case) University, College or Vocational Technical Institute (including Canadian schools) in a program that has a curriculum heavily into wetland ecology or waterfowl management.
Notification and Processing:
The recipient(s) of the scholarship(s) will be announced at the 2016 Wisconsin Waterfowl Hunters’ Conference and a letter will be sent to the successful candidate. The award will be in the form of a check that will be made out to the recipient and to the post-secondary school that the recipient is attending. The check may be mailed to the financial aid director of that school and can be collected by the recipient at the time of registration. At the Scholarship Committee’s discretion, it may present the check to the recipient direct.
College transcripts, GPA, career goals statement, summary of past pertinent work experience in wildlife management including volunteer work, extracurricular activities and statement indicating why you feel you should receive the scholarship award.
A letter must contain the following information:
- Applicants name, school address, and home of record address, phone numbers for each and an email address.
- A copy of your college transcripts and grade points both undergraduate and graduate if applicable.
- A statement of your career goals.
- A summary of any pertinent past work experience in wildlife management including volunteer work.
- Involvement in any extracurricular activities that pertain to your career goal
- The name and address (including phone number and email address) of your current advisor or major professor.
- A statement of why you feel you should be awarded this scholarship.
- For applicants not attending a Wisconsin University, College or Vocational Technical College, proof of Wisconsin residency is required which will be the name, address and phone number of the Wisconsin high school you graduated from and the year of graduation.
- A statement whether or not you are a licensed hunter (indicate state/province most recently hunted in) and if you are a waterfowl hunter.
Contact: Send a letter of scholarship application to Jon R. Bergquist, CWB; 220 2nd St; Amery, WI 54001.
CMI Student Awards
Amount: up to $25,000
Deadline: 1 Nov 2015
Who May Apply: • graduate students
The Coastal Marine Institute
The University of Alaska Coastal Marine Institute (CMI) is a Memorandum of Agreement between the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the University of Alaska (UA) and the State of Alaska. BOEM manages the exploration and development of the nation's offshore energy resources.
The Nature of CMI Student Awards
The CMI would like to assist students conducting research that is technically meritorious and relevant to the BOEM mission. Student Research Award proposals should address one or more of the CMI Framework Areas listed below. In 2016, CMI will award up to two Graduate Student Research Awards up to $25,000 each to qualified students for CMI related research. Students are limited to one research award per degree. Award funds may be used for graduate student stipend and benefits, tuition or required university fees, or for specific research expenses such as travel, supplies, and laboratory fees. One to one match is required. One hundred percent of the funds must be used for the benefit of the graduate student.
To be eligible for a 2016 CMI Student Research Award, students must be enrolled in or accepted by a graduate degree program at UAF by Fall 2015. Students who are enrolled must be in good academic standing.
CMI Framework Areas
The CMI has established Framework Areas to provide broad guidance in the development of specific research projects. Student research should address one or more of the following Framework Areas:
1. Scientific studies for better understanding of marine, coastal, or human environments affected or potentially affected by offshore oil and gas exploration and extraction or renewable energy development on the OCS;
2. Modeling studies of environmental, social, economic, or cultural processes related to OCS oil and gas or renewable energy activities in order to improve scientific predictive capabilities;
3. Experimental studies for better understanding of environmental processes or the causes and effects of OCS activities;
4. Projects that improve collection of and sharing of data regarding marine or coastal resources or human activities to support prudent management of oil and gas resources; and
5. Synthesis studies of scientific environmental or socioeconomic information relevant to the OCS oil and gas and renewable energy program.
Environmental Studies Program Study Areas
The most relevant studies will supply information to support the analysis of the potential effects of offshore development, including oil spill risk analysis and mitigation of potential impacts on the biological and human environment. The geographic area of study will be generally limited to the Alaska Region with a strong emphasis on the State and Federal waters offshore of Alaska, particularly in the Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease areas in the Beaufort Sea, the Chukchi Sea, and Cook Inlet and Shelikof Strait. However, research efforts outside of the Alaska Region may be proposed if applicable to CMI priorities.
Student Research Awards are restricted to a maximum of $25,000, including indirect costs. Funds should become available in early summer 2016. Work performance under these awards must start before October 1, 2016.
The CMI Student Research Awards require 1:1 non-federal sources of match and/or in-kind cost share. Please talk to CMI personnel regarding match funds.
Required Proposal Elements
Any proposal that exceeds specified page limits or is missing one or more of the required elements will be rejected without further review. Proposals must include the following elements:
Required Elements (with firm page limits, 6 pages for a-k):
a. Abstract (300 words or less): Briefly describe the proposed research including 1) how the research addresses one or more of the CMI Framework Areas, 2) in which Environmental Studies Program Study Area the study will take place, 3) the objectives, questions or hypotheses being tested, and 4) a brief description of the methods. The summary should be written so that it can be understood by individuals not familiar with the specific subject area.
b. Background/Relevance to BOEM: Give a brief introduction to the research problem. State how the proposal addresses BOEM Framework Areas and why it is important to Alaska offshore oil and gas development issues. Objectives/Hypotheses: Clearly define the goals to be addressed during the award period.
c. Methods/Analyses: Provide a clear description of planned methodologies and analyses.
d. Data Management, Data Security and Data Archiving Plan: If applicable, you should explain your data management plan (i.e., providing copies of data files with metadata to BOEM in a format that meets Federal data standards, archiving copies with the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), or other appropriate Federal Data Repository).
e. Field Safety Plan and Permits: For studies involving field work, applicants must provide plans for Logistics, Safety Management, and other necessary Permits.
f. Project Management: Indicate the role and anticipated level of effort for each participant in the project (student, advisor, etc.).
g. Performance Measures: List specific measures to monitor project progress, e.g., completion of fieldwork and deliverables or other project components, draft peer reviewed articles.
h. Timeline (including deliverables)
i. Project Deliverables and Planned Products: List product(s) (reports, analyses, maps, digital data, etc.) that will be delivered during the performance period. Quarterly, draft and final reports and draft and final technical summaries are required. Images and data are also standard deliverables.
j. Publication and Presentation: BOEM encourages recipients to publish project reports in scientific journals. The following presentations are expected: annual oral presentation at the CMI research review in Anchorage and one other presentation at a meeting to be identified in agreement with BOEM (e.g., the Alaska Marine Science Symposium). Student Research proposals shall also include delivery of a brief summary (one page) or small poster (8½” x 11”) describing the project results in language appropriate to a non-science, lay audience.
k. Bibliography (no page limit): List all references cited in the text.
l. Curricula Vitae (maximum 2 pages).
m. Letters of Commitment: Provide a letter of support from the student’s advisor. The letter should include a clear statement regarding the student’s academic status (i.e., accepted and in good standing), the student’s ability to complete the research in the timeline given, and confirm the source of the 1:1 non-federal cost-share and other contributing sources.
n. UAF Budget Spreadsheet and Justification: This should include a detailed description of how the money will be spent and the source of the 1:1 non-federal cost-share. Describe any additional funding that is supporting this project and/or the student
Application Submission and Other Questions
Applications for CMI Student Research Awards must be submitted through Grants.gov. For details, please contact CMI Program Manager, Ruth Post via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (907) 474-6782 or the CMI Director, Brenda Konar at email@example.com or phone at (907) 474-5028
Contact: Ruth Post via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 907-474-6872
Leifur Eiriksson Foundation
Amount: Up to $25,000 stipend
Deadline: 7 Dec 2015
Who May Apply: • graduate students
The mission of the Leifur Eiriksson Foundation is exclusively for charitable, literary, educational, and scientific purposes and for providing recognition and financial assistance to further scholarly study and research. This cooperative undertaking is a natural outgrowth of a number of cordial and productive relationships between Iceland and the students and faculty of the University of Virginia over the last fifty years. The beneficiaries are scholars from the United States and the Republic of Iceland.The Foundation is announcing its eleventh annual graduate scholarship competition. Highly qualified graduate students are encouraged to apply.
The Foundation, a University of Virginia-related entity, commemorates the 1000th anniversary of the first Icelandic voyage to North America and supports international collaborations between Icelandic and U.S. universities. Its scholarships provide support for a year of study for Icelandic graduate students studying in U.S. universities and for U.S. graduate students studying in Icelandic universities. The scholarships provide stipends of up to $25,000, a sum calculated to cover tuition and fees, living expenses, and support costs for a full academic year in Iceland.
Opportunities for U.S. students to study and conduct research in Iceland are extensive. Past research topics have included volcanology; predicting earthquakes, medieval reading practices; archeology; art; genetics; and freshwater food webs. Icelandic students have studied at Yale University, Columbia University, and University of Pennsylvania, among others. The home institutions of those studying in Iceland include UC Berkeley, University of Massachusetts, Virgina Tech, MIT, Princeton, and the University of Virginia.
All Icelandic universities are eligible to receive Eiriksson scholars. the Foundation sets no restrictions regarding the disciplines to be studied except it may not support elementary or introductory study of either Icelandic or English as a language.
The Leifur Eiriksson Foundation expects to fund at least eight scholarships for 2016-2017.
Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation and/or physical disability. Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements.
- Admitted to a graduate program at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or Iceland prior to receiving the first payment of the Fellowship
- A well-defined research or scholarly project that necessitates an exchange to the host country
- English language proficiency
- An undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree must be completed by the start of the exchange
- Applications must be received by December 7, 2015. Supporting documents, i.e. letters of reference and transcripts, must be received no later than December 18, 2015.
- Letters of reference may be submitted electronically from the author to Karen Torgersen at Eiriksson.Foundation@gmail.com. Transcripts will also be accepted electronically.
- Applications/applicants that do not meet the specified requirements will not be considered.
Applicants who submit their application online must mail or email in a signature page by the December 12th deadline. This document is available for download.
You can apply for the Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Scholarship through an online application process.
Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation and/or physical disability.
Applications/applicants that do not meet the specified requirements will not be considered.
Contact: Karen Torgersen, Coordinator, 1209 Redbud Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060, 1-434-981-2061
Erich Follmann Memorial Student Research Fund
Deadline: 31 Dec 2020
Who May Apply: • graduate students
The Erich Follmann Memorial Student Research Fund was established to provide supplementary support to graduate students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks studying carnivores in the Arctic. The fund was established in memory of professor and wildlife biologist Erich Follmann following his death in 2010.
Award Amount: The maximum grant size is limited by the amount available in the fund. Students are encouraged to request the amount they need.
To be eligible, a student must be:
- A graduate student enrolled in the Department of Biology and Wildlife or the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
- In good academic standing
- Conducting research related to carnivorous mammals in the Arctic, including both terrestrial and marine species
Use of Funds: Funds are intended to assist with incidental expenses of field research, including, but not limited to, travel, contractual services, supplies, and equipment. Expenses associated with travel to meetings or conferences in order to present the results of research are also acceptable.
Application Procedure: Write a 400 - 600 word statement on the subject of your research, including the amount of funding requested and the intended use of funds. Submit the statement to UAF-BW-Apps@alaska.
Deadline: Funds may be requested at any time of the year
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, 474-6228, email@example.com