The EPA will award up to $30,000, including a Grand Prize of $5,000 and additional merit awards in conjunction with the National Wetland condition Assessment (NWCA) Campus Research Challenge. Sign up by September 30, 2016. Projects due by January 13, 2017.
The NWCA Research Challenge gives graduate students the opportunity to use NWCA data to conduct scientific research and analysis. The challenge is intended to encourage external, innovative research and information development in support of enhanced wetland assessment and management at multiple scales. The EPA encourages student applicants to work with their advisors and other faculty; and to consider how this work may also be incorporated into their thesis, a standalone project, journal articles, and/or presentations or posters at conferences.
EPA will award up to $30,000 including a Grand Prize Winner(s) of $5,000 and additional merit awards. In addition, winners will receive national recognition for their university, students and project by being featured on the EPA website. Winners may be offered opportunities to speak on webcasts, at meetings, or at other events.
For questions about this challenge, contact the following EPA staff:
Margarete Heber, co-lead, Water Data Project
Sarah Lehmann, team leader, National Aquatic Resource Surveys