Mazamas Graduate Student Research Grants

Application Deadline:  February 10, 2017

The Mazamas, a mountaineering organization based in Portland, Oregon, is dedicated to the exploration and preservation of mountain environments in the Pacific Northwest.  Mazamas activities include gathering and disseminating scientific information concerning the natural features of mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes.

The Mazamas Research Committee annually awards research grants for scientific studies promoting wilderness ecology, mountain travel, and safety in the outdoors. Investigations of geologic features, biotic communities, and human endeavors pertaining to the enjoyment and safety of outdoor recreation are all relevant research topics. The maximum award in the graduate student category is $2,000.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program – Summer Projects

Application Deadline (for Winter/Spring projects):  February 1, 2017

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and public engagement. This program enables students to work on independent research projects under the direction of a SERC mentor.

Intern projects span the range of research conducted at SERC, including environmental chemistry, marine and esturaine ecology, molecular ecology, and terrestrial ecology. Projects are also offered in public engagement, with opportunities in environmental education, citizen science, and science writing. Although students will become familiar with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to an independent research project. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a selected field of study and to learn a variety of research techniques through firsthand experience. At the conclusion of the internship, student participants will be expected to present the findings of their independent projects in a formal seminar to the SERC community.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will consider applications from currently enrolled undergraduate and Master’s students, or students who have recently graduated from undergraduate or Master’s programs. Applicants must be in a position to commit fully to the completion of a project. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per week. There is limited on-site dormitory space available for $105.00 per week. SERC does not supply board, but the dorms are equipped with full kitchens. We can accommodate up to 24 residents.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

American Philosophical Society Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

Application Deadline:  January 30, 2017

The Lewis and Clark Fund encourages exploratory field studies for the collection of specimens and data and to provide the imaginative stimulus that accompanies direct observation. Applications are invited from disciplines with a large dependence on field studies, such as archeology, anthropology, biology, ecology, geography, geology, linguistics, paleontology, and population genetics, but grants will not be restricted to these fields.

Eligibility Basics

  • Grants will be available to doctoral students. Postdoctoral fellows, master’s degree candidates, and undergraduates are not eligible.
  • Proposals that are archival in nature or museum based will not normally be considered. The proposed work should be dissertation directed to the extent possible given the applicant’s year in the doctoral program.
  • The competition is open to U.S. citizens and residents wishing to carry out research anywhere in the world. Foreign applicants must either be based at a U.S. institution or plan to carry out their work in the United States.

Award

Amounts will depend on travel costs but will ordinarily be in the range of several hundred dollars up to about $5,000. Grants are payable to the individual applicant.

For complete information about this opportunity, click here.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program

Application Deadline (for Winter/Spring projects):  November 15, 2016

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and public engagement. This program enables students to work on independent research projects under the direction of a SERC mentor.

Intern projects span the range of research conducted at SERC, including environmental chemistry, marine and esturaine ecology, molecular ecology, and terrestrial ecology. Projects are also offered in public engagement, with opportunities in environmental education, citizen science, and science writing. Although students will become familiar with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to an independent research project. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a selected field of study and to learn a variety of research techniques through firsthand experience. At the conclusion of the internship, student participants will be expected to present the findings of their independent projects in a formal seminar to the SERC community.

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will consider applications from currently enrolled undergraduate and Master’s students, or students who have recently graduated from undergraduate or Master’s programs. Applicants must be in a position to commit fully to the completion of a project. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per week. There is limited on-site dormitory space available for $105.00 per week. SERC does not supply board, but the dorms are equipped with full kitchens. We can accommodate up to 24 residents.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program

Application deadline:   June 1, 2016

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program is accepting applications for Fall projects beginning September-December.

This program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC’s professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.

Projects include terrestrial, atmospheric and estuarine environmental research within the disciplines of ecology, biology, chemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, mathematics and physics. Projects are also offered in environmental education and environmental information management.

Although students will become familiar with all the  research being conducted by a particular staff member and with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to a project and content area of particular interest to them.

Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per week.

U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://serc.si.edu/pro_training/internships/internships.aspx

 

Summer 2016 TA Position in Biology

Application deadline:   May 6, 2016

The Department of Biology has an outstanding opportunity for a Biology Teaching Assistant – Summer 2016. Biology typically hires several non-Biology TAs every quarter, depending on commitments to Biology graduate students. TAs may be required to lead labs or quiz sections at lower division or upper division levels. Courses are offered in: Introductory Biology; Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology; Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Plant Biology; and Physiology.

Responsibilities

Attending lectures, teaching sections, grading, and additional course specific requirements of individual instructors.

For further information about possible courses see University course catalog and time schedules.

Requirements

  • Currently registered UW Graduate Student in good standing and eligibility to hold a Graduate Student Assistantship.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Satisfactory grades in one or more upper division courses in the appropriate field.
  • Must be able to participate for the entire duration of the course, including final exam grading.
  • Must be available to lead labs and sections between 8 am and 7 pm.
  • Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application details, see UW Hires Req. # 132330.

Spring 2016 TA Positions in the Biology Department

Application deadline:   February 8, 2016

Biology typically hires between one and eight non-Biology TAs every quarter, depending on commitments to Biology graduate students.  TAs may be required to lead labs or quiz sections at lower division or upper division levels.  Courses are offered in: Introductory Biology; Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology; Cell, Molecular and Developmental Biology; Plant Biology; and Physiology.

Responsibilities include: attending lectures, teaching sections, grading, and additional course specific requirements of individual instructors.  For further information about possible courses see University course catalog and time schedules.

Requirements:  

  • Must be a currently registered UW graduate student in good standing and eligible to hold a graduate student assistantship. Students in fee-based programs are not eligible for appointment.
  • Availability for entire appointment time frame 3/28/2016 –  6/10/2016
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Satisfactory grades in one or more upper division courses in the appropriate field.
  • Must be able to participate for the entire duration of the course.

Application process:

Fill out form available at: http://www.biology.washington.edu/sites/washington.edu.dept/files/pdf/grad/BioTAapp.pdf, and submit electronically to benlw at uw.edu along with current CV, contact information for 2-3 references and proof of appropriate coursework.

For complete information about this opportunity, see UWHires, Req #: 129229

Mazama Graduate Research Grants

Application deadline:   February 5, 2016

The Mazamas, a 3,000-member Oregon mountaineering organization headquartered in Portland OR, is soliciting research grant proposals from scientists and their graduate or undergraduate students. The Mazamas are dedicated to the exploration and preservation of mountain environments in the Pacific Northwest.  Mazamas activities include gathering and disseminating scientific information concerning the natural features of mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes.  Investigations of geologic features, biotic communities, and human endeavors pertaining to the enjoyment and safety of outdoor recreation are all relevant research topics.

The Mazamas Research Committee awards grants annually for scientific studies promoting wilderness ecology, mountain travel, and safety in the outdoors.

Graduate/Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for the “Graduate/Undergraduate Student Grant” which has a maximum award of $2000.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://mazamas.org/resources/research-grants/

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Internship Program

Application deadline:   February 1, 2016

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and  beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC’s professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.

Projects include terrestrial, atmospheric and estuarine environmental research within the disciplines of ecology, biology, chemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, mathematics and physics. Projects are also offered in environmental education and environmental information management.

Although students will become familiar with all the  research being conducted by a particular staff member and with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to a project and content area of particular interest to them.

Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $500.00 per week.

U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://serc.si.edu/pro_training/internships/internships.aspx

2015-2016 RA Position in the Department of Urban Design and Planning

Deadline:   September 30, 2015  (5:00 p.m. PST.)

Department of Urban Design and Planning
Position Title: Graduate Student Research Assistant (50% FTE)
Supervising Faculty: Marina Alberti
Hours per Week: 20 (50% FTE)
Employment Period: ASAP to 06/15/2016

Position Description: 

The University of Washington Urban Ecology Research Lab (UERL, http://urbaneco.washington.edu/wp/) has an outstanding opportunity for a research assistant in Urban Science. The Urban Ecology Research Lab works to understand and improve the conditions of human-dominated ecosystems by conducting interdisciplinary research in urban ecology, integrating analytical methods, and applying participatory approaches to problem solving.

The RA will work on a team project aimed to detect signatures of socio-ecological functions and innovations in urbanizing regions. Using high resolution socio-ecological data (i.e. census, land use parcels, NDVI etc.) and social network records (e.g., cell phone/tweets), our team applies selected metrics to identify observable patterns and extrapolate general properties of a city’s socio-ecological structure and dynamics.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Research Assistant will provide high-level statistical analysis and will collaborate closely to help perform the statistical needs of the research studies under the supervision of UERL Director Marina Alberti.

The RA will be responsible for providing intermediate- to high level statistical analysis, including the following:

  • Dataset preparation such as cleaning and coding
  • Create datasets and perform appropriate analytic procedures using a variety of statistical software and R
  • Combine multiple disparate raw databases and derive analysis variables accurately
  • Combine spatial data sets and perform GIS Analysis
  • Generate descriptive and test statistics and modeling results
  • Document statistical analysis, code, analyses, summaries and results
  • Ensure the consistent, timely delivery of data analysis-related project deliverables
  • Identify potential data problems from analytic queries
  • Participate in project team meetings as needed
  • Perform other related duties as needed

Minimum Education Required:

  • Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology or other relevant area.
  • Enrolled in a PhD Program.
  • Preferred candidates will have a background or interest in urban ecology.
  • Ideal position for a doctoral student interested in interdisciplinary research.

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills Required:

At least 2 years’ experience providing statistical analyses on a research project; ArcGIS, R, and some experience with programming; flexibility, organization skills and self-motivation; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with interdisciplinary teams; ability to complete project-specific responsibilities with minimal supervision.

To Apply:

Please send your curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation to Marina Alberti, Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington Box 355740, Seattle, Washington 98195-5740. Questions regarding this position can also be directed via email to Marina Alberti at malberti@uw.edu.