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Monday
01/25/16

2016 NIST SURF Program

Posted by CURCA on January 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

Summer Research Opportunity from the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Receive a stipend of $5,500 for an 11- week summer opportunity for undergraduate students in a STEM major to gain hands-on research experience in Boulder, CO and Gaithersburg, MD.

Open to currently enrolled undergraduate students majoring in physics, material science, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, or engineering discipline with GPA 3.0 or better.

For more information, visit NIST

Monday
01/25/16

Center for Geohazards Graduate Student Research Grant

Posted by CURCA on January 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

The University at Buffalo, Center for Geohazards Studies is pleased to solicit applications for the Center for Geohazards Studies Student Research Award (CGSSRA). These awards enable outstanding graduate students in science, engineering, and other fields, who are enrolled at the University at Buffalo to improve and expand their research skills while directing their efforts towards natural hazards in the United States and/or abroad. The Program especially encourages individuals who want to better link our understanding of geological hazards with pressing policy and management applications to apply. Award recipients will be selected on the basis of ability to conduct innovative research that promises to improve the effectiveness of natural hazards science. The application process is tailored after the proposal development process for the National Science Foundation, giving applicants exposure to the grants process. The grants are intended to only cover costs directly related to research, and as such other types of proposals (e.g., for conference attendance) will not be considered.

Individual graduate students, from any department at UB, with outstanding, innovative skills in research and communication are encouraged to submit applications with research proposals aimed at the above or any other issue relevant to extreme events. Students in any department who are conducting research related to natural hazards (for example, Geology, Engineering, Urban Planning, Management, and others) are encouraged to apply. The Program expects to select one or two award recipients, in March, 2015. The total amount available for the CGSSRA is $2,000.

All applications materials must be received by February 29, 2016. Funds are available for projects to start on July 1, 2016. Projects must be completed by April 30, 2017. The funds for individual research awards will be administered by the Center for Geohazards Studies. Awards are contingent upon continued funding of the Center for Geohazards Studies.

Please contact Barbara Catalano bac6@buffalo.edu for applications