Global Energy Essay Contest 2013
The Global Energy Essay Contest provides an exciting opportunity for college and university students around the world to engage in critical thinking and present their ideas and solutions to tackle the key energy issues that humanity faces today.
The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared 2014-2024 as the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All, underscoring the importance of energy issues for sustainable development and for the elaboration of the post-2015 development agenda.
Taking inspiration from this, we would like students to write a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the following topic:
"A Vision for The Decade (2014-2024) of Sustainable Energy for All"
The First and Second place winners will receive US$1000 and $500, respectively as well as an invitation to the Global Energy Conference at United Nations from December 11-12, 2013. The First place winner will also have a speaking opportunity during the award presentation ceremony. Airfare, accommodation and travel visa to New York will be covered. The top ten finalists will receive certificates from Global Energy Initiative.
The deadline for submission is October 28, 2013. Prize winners will be announced on November 8, 2013.
The National Academies/National Research Council Research Associateship Programs
The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.
10K Green Fellowship for the Environment
Solving society's environmental problems is an inherently interdisciplinary effort, requiring both innovation within disciplines and collaboration across them. The Council for the Environment
will award a 10K Green Fellowship for the Environment in the Fall 2013 to be shared by two currently supported University of Maryland graduate students whose research is relevant to the environment in a broad sense. This award is not intended to replace current student support, but rather to encourage broader thinking about environmental problems both here and abroad. A major goal of this award is to foster collaboration across disciplines relevant to environmental problems. It is intended that this fellowship be shared jointly between a team of two students, one each from two different disciplines (e.g. an engineer and an economist, or a soil scientist and an epidemiologist). Thus, students will usually be from different colleges as well as different departments.
The Council on the Environment will sponsor a graduate student reception in the Chemistry Atrium on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 5:30-7:00pm. Proposals will be due no later than November 1, 2013. Additional information is available on the ConE website: http://cone.umd.edu
UMD Sustainability Fund
Applications are being accepted now for Sustainability Fund grants for this academic year (2013/14). The goal of the Fund is to provide grants for projects that promote environmental sustainability and positively impact the student experience at UMD. The Fund will allocate money to projects that increase the use of renewable energy on campus and/or in the local community, increase the energy efficiency of our facilities, reduce the amount of waste created and material resources used on campus, encourage sustainable behaviors, and integrate sustainability into teaching, research, and service at UMD. The Fund is supported by student fees and administered through a student-majority subcommittee of the University Sustainability Council.
The Fund has approximately $350,000 available this year. Applications are due by November 1, 2013.
For project criteria, the application form, and FAQ, click here.
Research Lab Opportunities
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