The Roy J. Shlemon Center for Quaternary Studies supports interdisciplinary studies of environmental patterns and processes during the Quaternary Period. Toward this goal, the Center announces a funding opportunity for University of Wyoming researchers. The awards will provide funding up to $12,000 to be spent during the 2016 calendar year that can cover the costs of research projects, interdisciplinary working group meetings, undergraduate training programs, or related activities. If awards of the full amount are funded, we expect to fund up to 4 awards for 2016, but will also consider multiple smaller grants for small projects.
Projects should represent significant contributions to the broad field of Quaternary studies. Projects should address problems related to Quaternary phenomena such as soil patterns and history, hazard risk assessment, and other geomorphic or hydrologic changes. Preference will be given to proposals that support a) the development of specific products, b) faculty mentoring of graduate or undergraduate students, c) novel interdisciplinary interactions, and d) the development of partnerships with industry partners or national-level research proposals. Particular consideration will also be given to projects that raise the national or international profile of UW research in Quaternary Studies. Proposals should provide specific evidence that the projects will achieve these goals. Recipients of funded awards must provide copies of project outcomes (e.g., reports or papers) to the Center.
Project goals and outcomes should be described in a 5-page proposal. The proposal should also include a specific budget and justification (up to 1 page). Proposals are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31st, 2016. Please contact Bryan Shuman if you have associated questions.