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November 22, 2022

Congratulations to Vicki Ferrini and the entire team on the launch of INSPIRE!

The Implementing Novel Solutions for Promoting Cultural Change In Geoscience Research & Education (INSPIRE) program, funded by the NSF, is focused on delivering a multi-faceted solution for transforming culture, shifting power, and authentically engaging underserved communities within the transdisciplinary earth and environmental sciences.

We are so excited to have assisted with the submission of the proposal. Please visit the INSPIRE webpage for more information on the program.

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Making the Most of Twitter
November 30 | 12:00pm-1:30pm
Making the Leap: Becoming a Stronger Mentor and Manager
November 30 I 1:00pm-2:00pm
Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum webinar
November 30 I 2:00pm-3:00pm
Signature Speaker Series
Climate Solutions, Justice & the Rise of a Trillion Dollar Industry
November 29 | 4:00pm-6:00pm
What is Climate History?:
A Networking Event

December 1 | 5:00pm-7:00pm
No appointments or preparation needed, just swing by! We're available to answer questions large or small about all things research. 
Lamont Cafe
November 29 | 10:00am-11:00am

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Need help preparing your $4M+ proposal? Get in touch.
USDA: R9 BIL High-Priority Regional Invasive Species Projects (Non-Federal Lands)
Amount: Up to $3.57M
Due: December 3
We aim to scale-up the implementation of management actions in the field for the prevention of introductions or spread, prevention of damage, early detection of introductions, rapid response and eradication of invasive forest insects, worms, pathogens, and plants. Solicitation.
EPA: Solid Waste Infrastructure For Recycling (SWIFR) Grant Program for Political Subdivisions of
States and Territories
: Up to $4M
Due: December 15

Projects that are designed to build and transform solid waste infrastructure in the United States to equitably reduce waste and manage materials to achieve a circular economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create cleaner, resilient, and healthier communities. Solicitation.


Unity for Humanity
Amount: $500K
Due: December 9

Empowers real-time 3D creators to make the world a better place by helping bring their visions to life and amplifying their impact. Solicitation.
The Water Research Foundation: Back to the Future - Guidance for Adaptive and Scenario Supply Planning Approaches
: Up to $250K
Due: December 13

Project will develop Adaptive and Scenario Planning guidance sensitive to system size, including recommendations of best and tested practices for utilities, and how these practices factor into planning for significant disruptors to the delivery of safe and affordable water supplies. Solicitation.
Simons Foundation: IDEA Scholar
: Travel expenses + stipend
Due: December 15

Goals of the program include: 1) diversifying the group of scholars who visit FI, and providing an opportunity for these scholars to network with and form collaborations with scientists at FI and in the NY region, 2) building connections between FI and a more diverse set of institutions, and 3) supporting DEI-themed workshops and outreach events involving IDEA scholars. Solicitation.
CWP: Early Career Faculty Impact Fellowship: Advancing Research and Scholarship to Action
: Up to $25K
Due: December 19

The Fellowship will support faculty in deepening their expertise in interdisciplinary, applied research for social impact, and advancing their research to policy or impact. Solicitation.
DOI: Educational Component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
: Up to $1.5M
Due: January 10

Geology professors, who are skilled in geologic mapping, request EDMAP funding to support undergraduate and graduate students at their college or university in a one-year mentored geologic mapping project. Solicitation.
Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut: Environmental Grants
: Up to $50K
Due: January 13

We strive to foster a greater region-wide understanding of – and to promote action on – the relationship between the health of our natural world and the health and well-being of our residents. Solicitation.
NSF: Using the Rules of Life to Address Societal Challenges
: Up to $3M
Due: February 15

Seeks to apply lessons learned from studying rules of life across a broad array of living systems to tackle pressing societal concerns: climate change and associated risks, including geohazards, extreme events, and loss of biodiversity; environmental degradation, including impacts on land and water resources; inequalities in availability of and access to essential natural assets; lack of sustainability, including for food, energy, and waste production; and threats from pandemic disease, among others. Solicitation.


DOD: DARPA Young Faculty Award
: $500K/ year
 Executive Summary Due: November 30
Sponsor Deadline: February 7
*Limited Submission

Identify and engage rising stars in junior research positions, emphasizing those without prior DARPA funding, and expose them to DoD needs and DARPA’s program development process. Solicitation.
NSF: DCL - Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students in Geothermal Energy Supplemental Funding Opportunity (Geothermal INTERN)
: Up to $55K
Due: April 15

The PI/co-PI of an active NSF award may request supplemental funding for one or more graduate students to gain knowledge, skills, training, and experiences in geothermal energy, technology, and its application areas. 

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