Feb. 15 deadline for food-energy-water collaboration

January 25, 2017
By Tara Zimmerman

Reprinted from WSU News:

PULLMAN, Wash. – Interdisciplinary research teams poised to address food-energy-water (FEW) system challenges are encouraged to submit a proposal by Feb. 15 to participate in a tri-state workshop April 10-11.

As population grows and climate change alters ecosystems worldwide, societal demands for agricultural, energy and water resources intensify, bringing the intersections of FEW resources into sharper focus. Solutions that ease cross-sectoral tensions and alleviate pressure on FEW resources will inevitably involve deep collaboration among multiple disciplines and institutions.

To facilitate that collaboration, vice presidents for research at Washington State University, University of Idaho and Oregon State University will convene the Tri-State FEW Workshop on April 10th-11th in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Researchers from the three institutions, Idaho National Lab and Pacific Northwest National Lab are encouraged to submit proposals by Feb. 15 to res.dev@wsu.edu. Research teams must involve confirmed participants from more than one institution and are encouraged to be as inclusive as possible.

Three to five distinct, multi-institutional teams will be selected to participate in the interactive, intensive gathering.

The workshop will facilitate face-to-face time with colleagues to actively develop funding strategies (grant proposals) and plans to build programs. Teams will work on their focused research plans but will also interact across teams to find other opportunities for collaboration.

Please read on for Proposal Submission Process and travel support.

For more information, contact Stephanie Hampton, director of the WSU Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO), at s.hampton@wsu.edu.

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