Weekly Newsletter

 July 19, 2022
Dear Colleagues -

We're happy to share a few items with you  this week, including newly-funded projects for Venkatesh Merwade (CE) and Dan Chavas (EAPS). Please also note the free Oak Ridge Associated Universities webinar on water quality and public health, scheduled for August 11. Our director Matthew Huber's (EAPS) expertise on heat stress was featured in a recent (and timely) New York Times opinion piece that can be found below, and Purdue Ag featured the launch of Songlin Fei (FNR) and Nicole Kong's (Libraries) new Alien Forest Pest Explorer web tool.

As always, let us know if you have noteworthy pieces of news or upcoming events you'd like us to share!
Newly Awarded Projects 
Development of Monte-Carlo Simulation Module of Physical Model for Future Spatial Flood Prediction 
PI: Venkatesh Merwade (CE)

Sponsor: Kyungpook National University

Collaboration Research: Combining Self-Organized Maps and Idealized Storm-Scale Simulations to Investigate the Effect of Future Climate Change on Severe Convective Storms 
PI: Daniel Chavas (EAPS)
Co-PI: Daniel Dawson (EAPS)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Upcoming Webinar 
Building a Research Agenda - How Does the Water Flow? A Virtual Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

Thursday, August 11
 | 1:00-3:00 PM (EDT) | Free

Oak Ridge Associated Universities' Research and University Partnerships Office, in partnership with Florida State University (FSU), is hosting a virtual stakeholder engagement workshop on Water Quality and Public Health. Faculty, researchers, and students are invited to attend this event focused on discussing research gaps and frameworks to advance water quality science. Register here.
Featured News
Purdue and the U.S. Forest Service Launch New and Improved Alien Forest Pest Explorer  

Faculty affiliates Songlin Fei (FNR) and Nicole Kong (Libraries) collaborated with the Forest Service to launch a new, improved Alien Forest Pest Explorer web tool that combines information from multiple sources to show the impact of different forest insects and diseases, and potential for further damage. Read the article here. 
The Mysteriously Low Death Toll of the Heat Wave in India and Pakistan  

Institute director Matthew Huber's (EAPS) expertise was recently featured in a New York Times article discussing South Asia's most recent extreme heat wave.
 Read the article here.
Funding Opportunities
Limited Submission: USDA-ERS Competitive Cooperative Agreement Award To Establish a USDA RIDGE Partnership for Food and Nutrition Assistance Research  
The USDA invites applications for a competitively awarded cooperative agreement to establish a research partnership to administer to the Research Innovation and Development Grants in Economics (RIDGE) Program.
Deadline: August 8

DOC National Sea Grant Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Marine Challenge Competition  
Sea Grant anticipates approximately $16,000,000 will be available to support innovative, transformational research to application (R2A) projects that will address the prevention and/ or removal  of marine debris, with award periods of three years.  Proposals may address innovative interception and/or removal technologies, reusable systems, microplastics, and/ or nanoplastics. Interested applicants are encouraged to share their ideas with Carolyn Foley and Stuart Carlton
Deadlines: August 9 - LOI; September 30 - Full Proposal 

NIFA's Bioproduct Pilot Program Seeks to Study the Benefits of Using Materials Derived from Covered Agricultural Commodities for Manufacture of Construction and Consumer Products 
In collaboration with USDA Rural Development's BioPreferred Program, the NIFA will be seeking research proposals that explore the benefits of bioproducts in relation to their:
  • Cost savings relative to other commonly used alternative materials. 
  • Greenhouse gas emission reductions and other environmental benefits relative to their commonly used alternative materials. 
  • Lifecycle and longevity-extending/-reducing characteristics relative to other commonly used alternative materials. 
  • Landfill quantity and waste management cost reductions.
  • Product development and production scale-up.
Deadline: August 31

NSF Partnership to Advance Conservation and Practice (PACSP) 
PACSP's program supports conservation research that investigates organismal biology, ecology, and/or evolution and is designed to contribute to the development and implementation of evidence-based activities and/ or technology solutions to advance biodiversity conservation. Proposals should involve ongoing assessment of biodiversity outcomes, for instance via an adaptive management framework, that inform both scientific understanding and conservation actions. 
Deadline: October 11 
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