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Idaho NSF EPSCoR Seeking Faculty and Stakeholder MURI Applications

August 29, 2016

Idaho NSF EPSCoR has money available to support undergraduate students on projects that are of interest to faculty and/or collaborating stakeholders with thematic relevance to the broad statewide EPSCoR research theme called "Managing Idaho's Landscapes for Ecosystem Services," or MILES. Research efforts could include a range of efforts along the MILES theme relating to computer modeling, environmental science, social science, ecological science, geospatial sciences, visualization, economics, land use planning, and related disciplines.

We are currently accepting brief project applications from faculty and stakeholders. Funding for the first wave of newly proposed projects is anticipated to be awarded in October 2016 and can extend throughout the school year. Your application will be evaluated for relevance to the broader themes of MILES and then be posted to match with student applicants to the program. The priority application consideration deadline for faculty/stakeholder projects is Sept. 9, 2016. Student applications will be due Sept. 30, 2016. We are particularly interested in extending participation in Idaho EPSCoR efforts to a wider range of faculty and stakeholders, and therefore encourage you to envision how your interests may link with the MILES theme. Idaho EPSCoR will provide up to $4,000 per student participant in the MURI program. Funding priority will be placed on projects that relate to the MILES theme and those that attract students (e.g. ethnic minorities and women) who are underrepresented in STEM disciplines.

Click here for more information on the MILES program. To submit your project for consideration with the MILES Undergraduate Research and Internships (MURI) program, please apply here. Faculty mentors must currently teach or conduct research at an Idaho college or university (including 2 and 4 year colleges) and have a MILES related research background. Stakeholder internship sponsors must be committed to providing a productive and positive experience for undergraduate students and be based within the state of Idaho.

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