College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Grants, Scholarships, and Research Opportunities 3/5/10

March 3, 2010

I. Biology Fellows Program Grants for Summer Research
II. American Cultures Engaged Scholarship
III. Student Research on Bottled Water

I. Biology Fellows Program Grants for Summer Research

Applications for the Summer Biology Fellows Program Grants are now available. Information about the program,and applications are available on our website:
https://calshare.berkeley.edu/sites/bsp/bfp/Pages/Welcome.aspx
Applications are due March 29, 5PM to 2075 VLSB.

These grants provide a $3500 stipend and $200 supply grant for Berkeley students to conduct research during the summer. They will also present their work at the HHMI Undergraduate Research Symposium on August 6, 2010.


II. American Cultures Engaged Scholarship

The ACES program builds on a nationally recognized model for comparative and integrative curricula on race, culture and ethnicity. Through the development of new or revised American Cultures (AC) courses over the next five years, the program will build the scholarly resources and infrastructure necessary to support the highest level of teaching, research and community-based learning within the AC curriculum. The AC requirement is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of the diverse cultures of the United States through an integrative and comparative framework. These goals will be extended through community focused and collaborative research and teaching.

ACES will provide resources for faculty who serve as 'Chancellor's Public Scholars' to deepen their own community-engaged scholarship through the development of new and/or revised AC courses that integrate substantive community partnerships. Scholars will receive a $3000 stipend, $1500 course materials grant, support from students serving as 'Chancellor's Public Fellows', the benefits of being part of an inter-disciplinary cohort of faculty, and the possibility of future course continuation funds.

Selected undergraduate and graduate students will support faculty with community project implementation and will receive a $1500 stipend, faculty mentorship and participate in a rigorous year-long seminar.

More information, faculty and students applications can be found at http://americancultures.berkeley.edu. Applications are due by NOON on Monday, March 29, 2010.


III. Student Research on Bottled Water

Refill Revolution (http://apps.facebook.com/refillrevolution/), a social enterprise started by two Haas grad students, rewards water bottle refills on a point-based system, is interested in how students use and feel about tap water and water fountains on campus. Please help us out by completing this quick 2-minute survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XT2YS7H. You will earn a raffle ticket to win one of 15 Klean Kanteens AND a pizza party!

We are also looking for 10 undergraduate students (5 juniors and seniors, 5 freshman and sophomores) --*who do not carry reusable water bottles* -- to participate in a focus group about tap water and to record their beverage intakes (soda, water, etc.) in a beverage journal for a week. If you meet the above criteria and love free food (brownies and pizza), please send an email to elizabethchan@berkeley.edu. This project is supported by an internship through CACS, the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability.

Thank you!