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Collaboration opportunities follow NSF workshops

Two upcoming National Science Foundation (NSF) workshops will be immediately followed by faculty interaction to identify teams and topics and plan proposals.

The first workshop will be noon-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Smith CUE 518. It will feature Thomas Baerwald, director for the NSF Coupled Human and Natural Systems program. The second workshop will be 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, also in Smith CUE 518. It will feature Carol Van Hartesveldt, director for NSF’s Integrative Graduate Education Research Training program.

Following these presentations, time has been set aside to identify proposal topics and develop potential faculty teams to write proposals for these opportunities. 

The workshops are hosted by WSU’s Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO). While the workshops generally will be focused on environmental research, faculty members in any field are welcome, said 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.

“I hope that these workshops provide a jumping-off point for developing successful multidisciplinary proposals in environmental research and for moving our environmental programs forward at WSU.”

CEREO works to foster high-quality environmental research, collaborative grant proposals and outreach through seminars, workshops and visiting scholars.

Faculty can register for the workshops ONLINE @

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