Faculty, specifically those with an environmental research interest, can attend two workshops that will explore major interdisciplinary research and graduate education proposal opportunities.

The workshops are hosted by the Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO).

“I’m very excited that we can have presentations from two National Science Foundation program directors,’’ says George Mount, CEREO director. “The idea is for faculty to find out what the program directors look for and to bring faculty together to organize  collaborative grant proposals for each of these opportunities.”

Thomas Baerwald, director for the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Coupled Human and Natural Systems program, will give a presentation on Nov. 13 in the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education (CUE) Room 518 from 12-5 p.m.

On Nov. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in CUE 518, Carol Van Hartesveldt, director for NSF’s Integrative Graduate Education Research Training program, will provide a presentation and discussion.

Both presentations will be conducted via video from NSF in Washington, D.C.  The presentations will be followed by interaction of faculty to identify proposal topics and to develop potential faculty teams to write proposals for each of these opportunities.
 
Although faculty with an environmental research background may have greater interest, faculty from any department are encouraged to attend, Mount said.

Faculty can register online at http://www.cereo.wsu.edu.