My Community, Our Earth Partnership grants for student projects

Posted on September 8, 2006

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

MyCOE Constellation Grants

Deadline: October 20, 2006

The My Community, Our Earth Partnership will award Six (6) stipends of $1,500 each to support student participation in community-based projects using geographic methods or technologies for sustainable development. Successful projects will comprise a constellation of undergraduate or graduate students, faculty, and extension personnel in land grant and/or sea grant universities to jointly conduct a set of research/outreach activities during the period between November 2006 and April 2007. Awardees will be invited to present a paper in a featured illustrated paper session at the AAG Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, April 17-21, 2007 (See <a href="http://www.aag.org/annualmeetings/SF2007/ill_paper.cfm">http://www.aag.org/annualmeetings/SF2007/ill_paper.cfm</a>).

The objective of creating and supporting these nodes of collaboration is to improve linkages among research, education, and extension outreach related to critical sustainability topics and USDA National Emphasis Areas. Program funding and support has been generously provided by the US Department of Agriculture and other MyCOE partners, including the AAG.

The MyCOE partnership will further facilitate the local teams of students, researchers, foresters, and extensionists through providing networking and mentoring support as needed through the MyCOE network. (<a href="http://www.geography.org/sustainable">http://www.geography.org/sustainable</a>)

Eligibility: Faculty, undergraduate, graduate students, and extension specialists at US land or sea grant institutions are eligible to submit applications, although the funds will be used to support student participation in the project. (For a listing of US land or sea grant institutions, see <a href="http://www.csrees.usda.gov/qlinks/partners/state_partners.html">http://www.csrees.usda.gov/qlinks/partners/state_partners.html</a>). Students must be US citizens or permanent residents. Membership in the AAG is not a requirement. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Criteria: Proposals should be submitted through the Project Form (download from the web page at <a href="http://www.aag.org/GrantsAwards/mycoe_constellation.cfm">http://www.aag.org/GrantsAwards/mycoe_constellation.cfm</a>)

Applications: Digital submissions are encouraged. Please submit complete application in an email attachment to Dr. Patricia Solis at psolis@aag.org with MyCOE Constellation Grant as the subject line. Alternately, one hard copy application can be sent to:

Association of American Geographers, attn: MyCOE Constellation Grant, 1710 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20009-3198.

Timeline:
Submission Deadline October 20, 2006
Awardees notified by November 1, 2006
Project activities to occur between November 2006 and April 2007 (minimum of six weeks)
Participation in illustrated paper session at AAG Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, April 17-21, 2007

Reports and Acknowledgment: Please acknowledge MyCOE support in presentations and publications.

Direct inquiries or questions to:

Dr. Patricia Solis
Director of Research and Outreach
Association of American Geographers
202-234-1450 x 32
<a href="http://www.aag.org">http://www.aag.org</a>


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