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  • Mansel A. Nelson
    ... /*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/ Mansel A. Nelson Program Coordinator Voice 928
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 10, 2003
      >Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 11:03:03 -0700
      >From: Neil Cobb <neil.cobb@...>
      >Subject: Merriam-Powell Graduate Research Fellowships 2003-4
      >Sender: Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research
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      >To: MPCER-L@...
      >Reply-to: Neil Cobb <neil.cobb@...>
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      >Attached and below is the latest Request for Proposals for upcoming
      >fellowships, please post.
      >Merriam-Powell Graduate Research Fellowships 2003-4
      >The Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research (MPCER) will be
      >supporting Graduate Fellowships up to $7,000/yr/student to cover stipends
      >and health insurance. We are also initiating a new fellowship associated
      >with the Merriam-Powell Research Station. The goal of this support is to
      >promote integrative environmental research and to increase the number of
      >environmental professionals at Northern Arizona University. Students from
      >all colleges at NAU are encouraged to apply for fellowships.
      >There are three primary considerations in selecting students.
      >1) Guaranteed Productivity: The successful candidates must produce
      >deliverables as required by Prop 301 funding. Therefore, priority will be
      >given to graduate students that are well positioned to publish, obtain new
      >research funding, and/or produce other targeted deliverables (see
      >2) Research Plan: The academic record of the student, the relevance of
      >the research to the environment, and degree to which the student
      >contributed to the research plan, will be an important part of the
      >proposal package. We construe "relevance to the environment" to include
      >social, political, chemical, geological, engineering, and biological
      >research; the applicant must clearly demonstrate how the research will
      >promote environmental knowledge.
      > 3) University Representation: To advance the university-wide objectives
      > of the Merriam-Powell Center, it is important to promote environmental
      > research across disciplines and departments at NAU. To achieve this goal
      > we aim to support the most comprehensive representation of students possible.
      >Fellowships will start during August 2003 and extend throughout the 2003-4
      >academic year. Students will be expected to produce deliverables by the
      >end the year. The MPCER executive committee, which represents various
      >departments across the university, will select candidates. Students who
      >received fellowships in previous years are eligible to apply for continued
      >Proposal Packet
      >Interested students should send proposal packets via email to
      >Neil.Cobb@.... The proposal packet should include a statement
      >addressing the three criteria listed above (two page limit), and the
      >student's Curriculum Vita (two-page limit). Students who received MPCER
      >fellowships for 2002-3 should also provide a list of deliverables. The
      >student's faculty advisor also must submit a letter of recommendation,
      >under separate cover, to Neil.Cobb@.... The letter of recommendation
      >should describe specific products expected during the funding period, the
      >contribution of the student to their research plan, and the advisor's
      >productivity from any MPCER fellowships awarded to previous advisees.
      >Deadline for material is March 10, 2003. Selection of successful
      >candidates should occur by April 4, 2003. If you have any questions
      >please email or call Neil Cobb (523-5528).
      >Merriam-Powell Research Station Fellowship
      >This year we are initiating a special graduate fellowship associated with
      >the Merriam-Powell Research Station (MPRS), which is currently under
      >construction at the NAU Centennial Forest (next to the Arboretum at
      >Flagstaff) [http://www.mpcer.nau.edu/sen/%5d. Students may apply for both
      >the standard fellowship and MPRS fellowship. The MPRS graduate fellow
      >will live at the research station and assist with implementation of MPRS
      >programs. Depending on the progress of research station construction,
      >housing may not be available during the first year of the fellowship. In
      >this case, the fellow will assist with facilitating the construction
      >process and with programmatic development. Duties will depend on
      >expertise and interest and may include: participating in developing a
      >"green" research station, setting up a registration system for MPRS
      >facilities, grant proposal preparation for MPRS facilities and research
      >infrastructure, MPRS website development, assisting with infrastructure
      >and site planning, preparing outreach materials for the Arboretum at
      >Flagstaff, training Arboretum docents, assisting with setting up the joint
      >MPRS/Arboretum laboratory at the Arboretum and assisting researchers with
      >its use, promoting research and teaching use of MPRS, and assisting with
      >field course development. Ability to work independently and a high level
      >of responsibility and maturity are required. The criteria for selection
      >for this position will be the same as for the standard MPCER fellowship
      >with the exception that a statement of interest in the duties described
      >for the MPRS fellow replaces the research plan. The deadline for the
      >proposal packet and letter of recommendation from the faculty advisor are
      >the same as for the standard fellowship.
      >For further information on MPCER please visit the web page at
      >Neil S. Cobb
      >Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research
      >Hanley Hall, Bldg 7, Rm 207
      >Northern Arizona University
      >Flagstaff, AZ 86011
      >Fax: 928-523-8223
      >Phone:(w) 928-523-5528
      > (h) 928-214-6237
      > (cell) 928-607-4075
      >e-mail: neil.cobb@...

      Mansel A. Nelson
      Program Coordinator Voice 928 523 1275 / 1496
      Environmental Education Outreach Program Fax 928 523 1280
      Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals mansel.nelson@...
      PO Box 5765
      Northern Arizona University Hanley Hall
      Flagstaff, AZ 86011 Bldg 7, Room 112

      "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our
      children." Native American Proverb

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