• The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative has announced the timeline for future research funding on the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In mid-November 2013, a request for proposals for research consortia will be released. Learn more at http://gulfresearchinitiative.org/2013/save-the-date-gomri-rfp-for-2015-2017-research-consortia/.

  • The National Science Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are offering $10,000 for ideas from researchers in the agricultural sciences about the most pressing issues facing smallholder farmers in the developing world. Up to 25 winners will be selected for their 100 word entry. Learn more at http://www.nsf.gov/bio/bread/index.jsp.

  • The United States Geological Survey is making progress towards the development of a national water census. The effort will eventually provide online access to real-time flow data for waterways in 103,000 watersheds nationwide.


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