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Lisa Marie White Graduate Student Awards Program

Deadline: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Lisa Marie White Graduate Student Awards Program

Only Graduate Students are eligible for this grant, fellowship, or residency.

The Environmental Justice Project (EJP) of the John Muir Institute of the Environment invites proposals for the inaugural Lisa Marie White Graduate Student Awards Program for research projects related to environmental justice in California's Central Valley (from Shasta to Kern Counties). The purpose of the awards program is to support graduate students working on research related to environmental justice issues in the Central Valley. Topical areas can include– but are not limited to– land use planning and policy, regional equity, environmental resources and impacts (water, air, land, food/agriculture), pesticides exposure, open space, transportation, social dimensions of environmental change, affordable housing, or cumulative health impacts, among others. For more information about the EJP and environmental justice, see http://ej.ucdavis.edu/

Guidelines: Any UC Davis graduate student in any department, program or field and any year may apply so long as she/he is working with a faculty member affiliated with the John Muir Institute of the Environment. (See http://johnmuir.ucdavis.edu/people/affiliate for faculty affiliation information). Proposals will be reviewed by the EJP awards selection committee. Awards will be made on the basis of scholarly merit, feasibility of completing the proposed work, and fit with the call announcement. Although not required, we are also interested in supporting projects with a collaboration/ community engagement component and in supporting students who are first generation college students and/or from the Central Valley.

Typical awards will be in the $2,500 – $3,000 range, but smaller awards may be granted. Applications should be no more than two pages and must include the following sections: 1) a project description with time line, 2) an itemized budget, 3) a statement about the need for the funds and how the funds will be spent, and 4) an explanation of anticipated benefit of the proposed work. Typical expenses include supplies, project-related expenses, materials, and travel to sites. Funding is through June 2011 and projects can begin in summer 2010. Awardees must submit a summary report by June 10, 2011 and participate in a public forum during spring quarter 2011 to present their work.

Applications are due July 6th at 5 pm by email to kjholler@ucdavis.edu. Award announcements will be made in mid July and funding will be available soon after. Award funding will be directly managed by the John Muir Institute of the Environment. For further information or questions, email Joyce at jjgutstein@ucdavis.edu.

For more information please contact: Applications are due July 6th at 5 pm by email to kjholler@ucdavis.edu. For further information, email Joyce Gutstein at jjgutstein@ucdavis.edu.

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