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Roy J. Shlemon Center for Quaternary Studies|Funding Opportunities

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Roy J. Shlemon Center for Quaternary Studies
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Laramie, WY 82071
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Roy J. Shlemon Center for Quaternary Studies
Student and Faculty Grants – 2013/2014

The Shlemon Center is pleased to announce its first annual call for proposals for two grant programs. First, travel grants will be available to active UW graduate students for research‐ or meeting‐related travel. Second, a Grants‐in‐Aid program available to all UW students and faculty is aimed at stimulating interdisciplinary research at UW that focuses on the Quaternary Period. For more information about the Shlemon Center for Quaternary Studies: www.uwyo.edu/quaternary. All proposal materials should be sent by the corresponding due dates in one combined .pdf file to jshinker@uwyo.edu.

Student Travel Grants

Each semester, the Shlemon Center plans to award five or more travel grants up to $1000/award, to active graduate students at the University of Wyoming who plan to travel either to present Quaternary‐related research results at conferences or to conduct off‐campus Quaternary‐related research. Supported activities include poster and oral presentations at national and international meetings, research related workshops, travel to field sites, and travel to labs or collections. Awards may be used for travel expenses, including flights, vehicle rentals, hotels, and meeting registration fees. Awardees are expected to present a summary of their related research at an upcoming Quaternary Center function (e.g., a one‐slide summary of their talk), and to make an abstract of their work (i.e., from the meeting program) available for the Quaternary Center web site. Proposals, including a one‐page statement of need, a brief budget and a brief letter of reference from the student’s advisor, will be due September 30th and January 30th.

Grants-in-aid of Research

Each calendar year, the Shlemon Center plans to award two $4000 grants for interdisciplinary research projects at UW. Priority will be given to interdisciplinary (ideally cross‐department) projects involving faculty and student collaboration, but the awards can be used to support any Quaternary‐related research. Research should result in a peer‐reviewed publication, and the research teams will be expected to present their research and results as part of the Shlemon Center’s speaker series. Examples of supported activities could include lab analyses, purchase of field or lab supplies, field work, and student summer support. Five‐page proposals should include a statement of problem, background, a research plan, and a maximum of ten citations; proposals should also include a one‐page budget, a brief budget justification, and 2‐page (e.g., NSF‐format) CVs of the researchers involved. Proposals for 2014 should be submitted by November 1, 2013. We expect to make funds available by January 1st, 2014.

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