WATER E-NEWS    Vol. 2 Issue 5   November - December 2003

Delaware Water Resources Center


UD Water Resources Agency (WRA)


In this issue, on the web at



I.   DWRC 's 2004 Undergraduate Internships in Water Resources and more;

II.  Student and Professional Opportunities in Water Resources, including the EPA 2004 NNEMS

student summer fellowship program;

III.  Project funding and awards programs, including the NIWR 2004 $250,000 National Competitive

Grants Program;

IV.   New information sources in water resources



APPLY BY MAR. 19, 2004

The Delaware Water Resources Center announces the availability of undergraduate internships in water resources for 2004-2005. Co-sponsors of the 2004 DWRC internship program include the DNREC Division of Soil and Water Conservation, the UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Engineering, College of Marine Studies, and Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, the Delaware Geological Survey, and the UD Water Resources Agency.  All undergraduate students enrolled at *any* institution of higher learning in the state of Delaware are eligible to apply, except for those graduating in the Spring of 2004.  All students must have the active support of an advisor and a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students receive a stipend of up to $3500 and typically work ten weeks full-time during the summer and additional hours during the fall and winter as the individual project demands. Academic credit for the internship is also possible but must be coordinated with the student’s faculty advisor. Advisors may not advise more than two interns concurrently and must provide matching funds consistent with DWRC guidelines, usually by committing a percentage of their time to the intern’s project. Interns must submit a written report on their project and participate in a poster session at an undergraduate research conference in the spring of 2005. The application deadline for DWRC internships is March 19, 2004. Details on current and past projects, current faculty advisors, application materials to submit, and report and poster requirements, can be found at the DWRC website: http://ag.udel.edu/dwrc.


Please promote among undergraduates and graduates: EPA Water Resources NNEMS Fellowships (applications due Jan. 26, 2004), see II. below.


The Institute for Soil and Environmental Quality maintains a web page of undergraduate internships listed as "agricultural, companies, education, government agencies, non-profits, plant science, policy/campaigning, and summer research".  76 internships are currently listed.  Visit http://ag.udel.edu/iseq/internships.htm.


Announcing $250,000 NIWR National Competitive Grants Water Resources Fellowships (applications due Mar. 1, 2004), see III. below.




Attention US graduate students in science, engineering, or biomedical research: For details concerning the National  Science Foundation's 2004 East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Program (application deadline Dec. 23, 2003 for summer 2004), visit http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03608/nsf03608.htm or contact Tony Teolis, National Science Foundation, 703-292-7343 (ateolis@nsf.gov).  Awardees will receive an NSF stipend of $3,000 for an 8-week project and will also receive an international round-trip air ticket; sponsoring organizations will support living arrangements and expenses.


Announcing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Undergraduate & Graduate Fellowships for 2004:  Applications  are due January 26, 2004 for 40-50 USEPA National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowships.  Work  this Summer or Fall for the USEPA and earn $6,400 - $10,500 for 3 months!  Visit http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/students.html or call 1-800-358-8769 for details.  The NNEMS fellowship program is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with practical research or training experiences in contemporary environmental issues linked directly to their field of study.  Grant awards reflect an individual student’s level of education, as well as the location and duration of the research project.  There is no matching or cost sharing required of students awarded NNEMS fellowships.  The program catalog is available online: http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/NNEMS/pdf/catalog2004.pdf.  A reference copy is also available for perusal from Nancy Lynam, UD College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, 104 Townsend Hall, Newark DE 19716 (302-831-2508). For details on qualification criteria and specific opportunities, visit these websites or contact: Dr. Tom Sims (email jtsims@udel.edu, UD 113 Townsend Hall, Newark DE 19716-2103, phone 302-831-6757, fax 302-831-6758).


Graduate students in water science and technology: the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) offers $15,000 fellowships for 2004-2005 (visit www.nwri-usa.org or contact 714-378-3278).  Applicants must be enrolled fulltime at a U.S. university or college but need not be U.S. citizens; applications are due March 1, 2004.


Professional Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Water Resources, Tenure Track.  Department of Renewable Resources (http://uwyo.edu/RenewableResources), University of Wyoming, Laramie.  Full-time 11-month position, start May 15 or a soon as practicable.  Please view http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/hr for more information about the community, region, and employment benefits. Review of applications will begin by 6 January 2004.  For full consideration, applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, course listings, statement of philosophy for research and extension goals, and contact information for three references to: Dr. K.J. Reddy, Chair, Search Committee, 307-766-6658 fax: 307-766-6403 e-mail: katta@uwyo.edu.


Call for Presentations and Posters (http://www.estuaries.org/objects/2004RAECFP.pdf): Restore America's Estuaries' Second National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration, September 12-15, 2004, Seattle, Washington (http://www.estuaries.org/2ndnationalconference.php).  Questions, contact Steve Emmett-Mattox at Restore America's Estuaries, sem@estuaries.org, 703-524-0248. Submit Presentation Proposal form (http://www.estuaries.org/objects/2004RAECFP.pdf) by February 2, 2004, and / or Poster Proposal form (http://www.estuaries.org/objects/2004RAECFP.pdf) by March 1, 2004.


Symposium: "Nutrient Management in Agricultural Watersheds - A Wetlands Solution", May 24-26, 2004, County Wexford, Ireland, cohosted by the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Science Department and the Teagasc Research Centre. Visit http://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/nutrient/.  Details on how to submit abstracts for poster and oral presentations are on the site; deadline is March 1, 2004.


Conference: "Water for a Sustainable and Secure Future", National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) 4th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment, January 29-30, 2004, Washington, DC.  Abstracts are being accepted online until December 19. Visit www.NCSEonline.org to register online, submit an abstract for the poster session, read pre-conference materials, obtain the latest program updates, and view links to travel and lodging options. Questions? email conference@NCSEonline.org.




$250,000 WATER RESOURCES NATIONAL COMPETITIVE GRANTS RFP is now posted at https://niwr.org/2004_104G_RFP and registration is now available on the NIWR site at https://niwr.org/NIWR/ Registration does not obligate the registrant to submit a proposal.  Successful applicants receiving up to $250,000 in federal funds for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration must match each dollar of the federal grant with one dollar from non-federal sources. Closing date for proposals to be filed on the web site by principal investigators is 5 pm EST March 1, 2004.  Local Institute contact: Dr. Tom Sims (302-831-2698; FAX 302-831-6758; jtsims@udel.edu).



The Water Quality Information Center's listing of water-related conferences and calls for papers was recently updated.  The listing is at http://www.nal.usda.gov/wqic/meetings.html.



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