The West Virginia Water Research Institute is requesting proposals for research expected to be funded March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018. The U.S. Geological Survey will sponsor the research. Faculty from all West Virginia colleges and universities are encouraged to submit proposals. It is expected that up to 4 projects will be funded at $10,000 each. The closing date is December 21, 2016.
Proposals are invited that enhance the Environmental STEM Research Program at the Boy Scouts of America’s Summit Bechtel Reserve in Mount Hope, West Virginia. Successful applicants will develop aspects of the proposed research into a curriculum that will be taught to Boy Scouts of varying ages, typically 12-20 years of age. Proposed research and activities should complement the current Environmental STEM Research Program at the BSA Bechtel Summit and fit into the framework already established. Research areas already established in the program include Ecohydrology, Wetland Ecology and Phenology.
Research topics of primary interest include stream recovery from mining operations and indicators of long term climatic trends.
December 21, 2016
Eligible applicants are faculty members or affiliates at institutions of higher education in the State of West Virginia.
Ineligible applicants are the following:
a. Applications for research on health effects involving human subjects.
b. Applications for research involving oceanography (estuarine research applications are acceptable).
c. Applications submitted by principal investigator(s) that have not met reporting requirements on a previous award by the USGS.
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