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May 12, 2011
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Upcoming Campus Events

Thursday, May 19, noon-1 pm, Burt Hall 193. Reconstructing Oscillations in Methane Availability at Southern Hydrate Ridge in the Past 150 Ky: What can sediments, forams, and math tell us? (COAS Seminar). Speaker: Wei-Li Hong, College of Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences, OSU.

Wednesday, May 25 4:30-5:30 pm, ALS 4000. A superensemble of regional climate model futures (Spring Hydrology Seminar Series). Speaker: Philip Mote, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute.

Thursday, June 2 4:00-5:00 pm, Wilkinson 108. Microbial life in the lithosphere (Geology Seminar). Speakers: Steve Giovannoni, Microbiology, OSU, Marty Fisk, COAS.

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


Conference Information

May 14 - Abstract deadline for the 8th International Symposium of Subsurface Microbiology, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (Bavarian Alps) from September 11-16.

June 26 - June 30 - Biochemical and Molecular Engineering XVII: Emerging Frontiers, Seattle, Washington. Includes sessions on bioremediation and other related topics.

June 27 - June 30 - Eleventh International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, Reno, NV.

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

June 9 - Abstract Deadline for BioMicroWorld 2011, Malaga, Spain from September 14-16, 2011. A conference focused on environmental, industrial and applied microbiology.

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)

Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA) 2011 Environmental Stewardship Scholarships - $1500 scholarships for undergraduates or graduate students pursuing a water or wastewater related field. Applications due May 15, 2011.

NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF) - 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.

Soil Science Society of America Video Contest - In celebration of the Soil Science Society of America's 75th Anniversary this year (2011) they invite the soils community to present original, inspirational videos illustrating what soil means to you in your world. There are cash prizes in several categories including $750 for the grand prize. Submission deadline: August 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)

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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