Weekly Update (1/29/2024)

ESPP News & Announcements

February 1st is the deadline for applications to programs at ESPP, including: Dual Major doctoral program, MA Specialization, Modeling Certificate. We are accepting applications for our Recruiting Fellowships. These are for students who would be coming to MSU in the summer/fall. February 1st is also the deadline for applications and nominations for our Outstanding Student Publication Award and Summer Research Fellowships. ESPP students, please make sure you take these opportunities to support your research.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Funding Opportunities

Seminars, Workshops, and Other Events

  • CSTAT Seminar: IRB Protocols and Processes | 12-1 PM, Feb 8, 2024

    This seminar is presented by Rebecca Gore, Manager, Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) Office. This seminar is eligible for RECR credit. The seminar will cover

    • What training do new investigators need to take?
    • What is the IRB process?
    • What are protocol requirements?
    • What does the PI need to know about data sharing?
    • What do you need to know about exempt studies?
    • Are there guidelines for internet research?
  • Climate Change and Human Migration | March 18-19, 2024

    Climate change and its impacts—from sustained droughts to severe flooding to more intense storms—have significant effects on people. These impacts are showing more and more potential to temporarily and permanently displace people within affected regions. Join the National Academies for a workshop exploring how an Earth systems science approach could be used to address climate change impacts and their influence on human migration, building on the 2021 report Next Generation Earth Systems Science at the National Science Foundation.

  • Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture: Bonnie J. McCay | 9 AM, Feb 1, 2024 | Virtual

    Bonnie J. McCay, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Rutgers University, will deliver a Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture via Zoom at 9:00 (ET) on Thursday, February 1, 2024. Professor McCay is a leading expert in human ecology, based on fieldwork among people who make their livelihoods from the oceans, as well as serving on committees engaged in marine science policy. She is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and also a fellow of the American Fisheries Society and other professional organizations. Her lecture is entitled ‘What can “the commons” mean to policy and practice in a rapidly changing climatic, cultural, and political world?’ Please do a very simple registration to receive the Zoom link for the event.

  • Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture: Christopher B. Barrett | 9 AM, Feb 15, 2024 | Virtual

    Dr. Christopher B. Barrett is a leading agricultural and development economist at Cornell University, the Stephen and Janice Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, an International Professor of Agriculture in the Charles Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and a Senior Faculty Fellow of the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability. He is co-editor-in-chief of Food Policy, edits the book series Agricultural Economics and Food Policy, and is an editorial board member for the PNAS. He is elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and the African Association of Agricultural Economists. His lecture is entitled “Agrifood Systems Innovations to Boost Human and Environmental Resilience to Shocks”. Please do a simple registration to receive the zoom link.

Job and Training Opportunities

  • NRC Research Assistantship Programs |Deadline Feb 1, 2024

    The NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) are prestigious postdoctoral and senior research awards designed to provide promising scientists and engineers with high-quality research opportunities at federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These programs offer a comprehensive experience, including mentorship, access to state-of-the-art facilities, and opportunities to influence government policy, all geared toward enhancing the research career development of the Research Associates.

  • Geospatial Analyst position in Texas A&M Forest Service

    Texas A&M Forest Service is seeking a highly motivated team member passionate about applying geospatial analysis to natural resources. This individual will be part of an integrated team of talented professionals in the Forest Resource Development division that delivers tools and information to support the agency mission of assuring the state’s trees, forests, and related natural resources are protected and sustained. The position is located in College Station, TX, and the salary level is $65K minimum.