Opportunities

Requests for Proposal

CESU Request for Statement of Interest: Neotropical Bird Habitat Assessment Fort Wainwright-Donnelly Training Area Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by Fort Wainwright Alaska which provides professional and technical support for its Integrated Natural Resources Program in order to facilitate successful implementation of the 16 USC 670c-1 Sikes Act. Approximately $192,500 is expected to be available to support this project. Additional funding may be available for follow on work in subsequent fiscal years to the successful Recipient/Awardee. Review of Statements of Interest will begin NLT 5:00 PM Central Time on 14 July 2016.

CESU Request for Statement of Interest: Inventory of Threatend Bat Species at Fort Wainwright  Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by Fort Wainwright, Alaska which provides professional and technical support for its Intigrated Natural Resource program in order to facilitate successful implementation of the 16 USC 670c-1 Sikes Act. Approximately $459,626.00 is expected to be available to support this project. Additional funding may be available for follow on work in subsequent fiscal years to the successful Recipient/Awardee. Review of Statements of Interest will begin 1 Jul 16.

CESU Request for Statement of Interest: Peer Review:  Three Lakes Water Quality and Hydrologic Models. Grand Lake, Colorado Responses to the Request for Statements of Interest (SOI) will be used to identify a potential lead to carry out a reviewer selection process to form the two study review panels to conduct review of a water quality model and hydrologic model (2 separate models), provide responses relative to aspects and issues provided by Bureau of Relamation, facilitate conversation amongst individual peer reviewers and panels prior to preparation of a single report of the expert peer review comments. The funds available for the peer review process and completion of reports is approximately $80,000. SOI due 10 June 16.

CESU Request for Statement of Interest: Wildlife/Ecological Management Support Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by Fort Campbell which provides professional and technical support for its Fish and Wildlife Program in order to facilitate successful implementation of the 16 USC 670c-1 Sikes Act. Approximately $689,900 is expected to be available to support this project. Additional funding may be available for follow on work in subsequent fiscal years to the successful Recipient/Awardee. Review of Statements of Interest will begin 14 June 16.

CESU Request for Statement of Interest: Section 106 Surveys for Range Control Activities Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by U.S. Army Garrison Fort Wainwright which provides professional and technical support for its Cultural Resources Management program in order to facilitate successful implementation of the Sikes and National Historic Preservation Acts. Approximately $200,854.00 is expected to be available to support this project. Additional funding may be available for follow on work in four option fiscal years to the successful Recipient/Awardee. Review of Statements of Interest will begin 24 June 2016.

CESU Request for Statement of Interest: Section 106 Archaeological Site Evaluations Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by U.S. Army Garrison Fort Wainwright which provides professional and technical support for its Cultural Resources Management program in order to facilitate successful implementation of the Sikes and National Historic Preservation Acts. Approximately $139,63.00 is expected to be available to support this project. Additional funding may be available for follow on work in four option fiscal years to the successful Recipient/Awardee. Review of Statements of Interest will begin 24 June 2016.

CESU Request for Statement of Interest: Mitigation for FWA-MOA-1411 Submittals IIB and IIC Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by U.S. Army Garrison Fort Wainwright which provides professional and technical support for its Cultural Resources Management program in order to facilitate successful implementation of the Sikes and National Historic Preservation Acts. Approximately $129,887.00 is expected to be available to support this project. Additional funding may be available for follow on work in four option fiscal years to the successful Recipient/Awardee. Review of Statements of Interest will begin 1 July 2016.

CESU Request for Statement of Interest: Midwest National Natural Landmark Gap Analysis The National Natural Landmarks (NNL) program is interested in cooperating with CESU partners to systematically identify potential NNLs (PNNL) in the midwestern states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.  Project components will include a gap analysis of the biological and geological features (natural history themes) not yet represented by current designated NNLs, development of criteria to prioritize gaps in representation utilizing elements of landscape scale conservation, and identification and description of the top 2-3 sites to potentially fill these gaps.

Project funds available are approximately $20,000. The actual amount of funding for the second fiscal year is contingent on future appropriations. The funding includes the CESU overhead rate of 17.5 percent. The project will be funded by the National Park Service. Only universities or organizations within the CESU network are eligible to apply.

The statement of Interest (SOI) should describe your research interest(s) in the projects, past projects that are similar in topic and/or form, and any relevant experience, along with a copy of a resume or vita for the Principal Investigator.  SOIs are due June 15, 2016.

CESU Request for Statement of Interest: Investigations into Water Chestnut - Genetics and Ecology Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Civil Works Aquatic Plant Control Research Project to provide information regarding investigations into the genetic differences of Trapa sp. (water chestnut) in the northeastern U. S. Approximately $40,000 is expected to be available to support this project for two (2) years in the base period, with optional year work to be provided upon need and funding availability. Review of Statements of Interest will begin after the SOI has been posted on the CESU website for 10 working days; posted 4/7/2016.

Student Opportunities: Scholarships, Fellowships, Internships

The University of Utah’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism is recruiting applicants for Graduate Assistantships (doctoral level) to begin Fall Semester of 2016.  In addition to our traditional departmental research and teaching assistantships, we are looking for a student or students to work in the focus areas: Departmental Research and Teaching Assistantship, Outdoor Recreation Management Assistantship, Eco and Sustainable Tourism Assistantship, and Community Recreation and Sport Management Assistantship.  More Information on Student Opportunities.

NPS Historic Preservation Internship Program

Student Programs-BLM

Student Programs-USFS

Student Programs-USGS

National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) Intern Opportunities

Training and Course Opportunities

Wilderness Management Distance Education Course at the University of Montana NRSM 404 Wilderness in the American Context (4 credits Undergraduate)/NRSM 560 American Wilderness Philosophy and Policy (4 credits Graduate) provides a broad perspective of what wilderness is and how the idea developed, exposes the student to some of the differing values, ethics, and expectations of wilderness held by society. It offers an account of the origins of the wilderness idea, tracing the beginnings of the conservation movement from the Greek philosophers to today.  In this course students will examine the early history of wilderness preservation that ultimately led to federal protection in the Wilderness Act and subsequent legislation, including how each agency applies these laws.  Legislation since 1964 and how each agency applies these laws are also discussed. 

The course is designed to meet the needs of a broad range of students from wilderness professionals, outdoor recreational planners and educators, to members of conservation groups and interested citizens. It is the first of four courses leading to a graduate certificate in Wilderness Management. Course credit offered through The University of Montana, Missoula. 

University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station is currently taking applications for Summer Session 2016. Students plunge into the field-oriented ecology courses and embrace the rigorous adventure for mind and body. The immersion-based format means you don’t have to shift gears from one hour or day to another—you start one class, finish it, and then start the next. Each course involves all day field trips and overnight camping trips to relevant sites in the Flathead Basin including Glacier National Park. The Station offers many generous scholarships—up to $4,000 per student—and most students are eligible to apply.  A high percentage of qualified scholarship applicants receive generous financial support to attend FLBS.  Find out more on the FLBS Website.