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April 11, 2011
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Reminder: Summer 2011 Undergraduate Internships

Summer 2011 Undergraduate Internships - The program provides up to $4,000 to help faculty support a summer intern. It focuses on, but is not limited to, under-represented minority and women students. The SBI Web site has examples of past internship projects and students are encouraged to discuss a project with a faculty member before submitting an application. Applications will be reviewed on receipt.

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Upcoming Campus Events

Wednesday, April 13 3:00-4:00 p.m., Burt 193. Climate-Linked Variations in Peru OMZ Denitrification on Centennial to Orbital Time Scales (Marine Geology & Geophysics Seminar (special day/time)). Mark Altabet, School of Marine Science and Technology, Univ. of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Wednesday, April 13 4:00-5:30 p.m., ALS 4000. Unanswered questions in predicting the hydrologic impacts of climate change (Spring Hydrology Seminar Series). Speaker: Dennis Lettenmaier, University of Washington.

Monday, April 18, 9-11:30 am, MU 109 - The 7 Secrets of highly successful doctoral candidates | Speaker: Hugh Kearns, MEd, MMHS, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia | Workshop will also be offered on 4/19/2011 from 1:30 to 4pm

Monday, April 18, 1:30-4pm, MU Journey Leadership Rm - "Turbocharge Your Writing" Workshop | Speaker: Hugh Kearns, MEd, MMHS, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia | Workshop will also be offered on 4/19/2011 from 9-11:30

Wednesday, April 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m., ALS 4001 - CGRB Seminar, Speaker: Jeffrey Townsend
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University.

Thursday, April 28, 4:00 pm, ALS 4001 - Tiny Bubbles: The History of Greenhouse Gases and Climate From Polar Ice Cores (Botany and Plant Pathology Seminar) | Dr. Edward Brook, Professor, Geology, OSU

Let others in the SBI community know about your upcoming relevant seminars - email with details.


Conference Information

June 1-3 - International Conference on Sustainable Remediation 2011: State of the Practice, Amherst, MA

June 6-17 - Michigan State University Microbial Metagenomics Course, East Lansing, MI.

July 6-8 - MIMAS-Symposium Microbial Interactions in Marine Systems, Greifswald, Germany. Abstracts due April 31.

July 31- August 5 - Archaea: Ecology, Metabolism & Molecular Biology, Waterville Valley, NH | Gordon Research Conference | Applications due July 3, 2011 but early application recommended.

October 18-20 - CAREX Conference on Life in Extreme Environments, Dublin, Ireland. Abstracts due April 29.

October 19-22 - World Congress of Environmental Biotechnology-2011: Healthier, Safer and Environmentally Friendly, Dalian, China. Abstracts due August 30, 2011.

Opportunities for Students

(listed by due date)

ASM Robert D. Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship - Senior-level graduate students from underrepresented groups eligible for this fellowship which allows them to attend the ASM Kadner Institute for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scientists in Preparation for Careers in Microbiology (see below) or the ASM Scientific Writing and Publishing Institute and, dependent on abstract submission and acceptance, are supported to present their research at the ASM General Meeting. Interested students should apply by May 1, 2011. For details, please visit the “Education Resources” tab at and select “Students” then “Graduate Students.”

NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF) - The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to highly qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education. The research and education plans of each fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of EAR disciplines. The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice. Applications due July 1, 2011.

Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Grants - For projects that further the Lindberghs' vision of a balance between the advance of technology and the preservation of the natural/ human environment. Includes categories such as agriculture, natural resources conservation, and waste minimization and management. Grants are awarded for up to $10,580 each (the cost of building the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927). Applications due June 9, 2011.

National Research Council Fellowships - Opportunities to conduct research projects with a wide variety of federal agencies and other research organizations. Next review of applications, May 1, 2011.

The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry 2011 Funding Opportunity -  The Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry provides a principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry. Example topics include but are not limited to the chemistry associated with: the climate, the atmosphere, aquatic or marine settings, toxicology, soil or groundwater. Contact Martha Coleman, Director of Foundation Relations, OSU Foundation for more information. Application due August 25, 2011.


Opportunities for Faculty

(listed by due date)

April-June 2011

July 2011

The SBI has funding available for proposal development and maintains a list of external grant opportunities related to the subsurface biosphere.

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