Request for Applications: AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network Grants

The AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network (SRN) at the University of Colorado Boulder (www.airwatergas.org) is seeking grant applicants for local projects that work to improve understanding around the risks and benefits of oil and gas development. Projects should focus on impacts in your community to air quality, water quality and quantity, economic effects, or other factors.

Projects can be citizen science initiatives, project-based learning, the interface of science and policy issues, or other energy-related topics that have relevance for your school, organization, and/or community.

– Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded.
Applications are due Monday, December 15 by 5:00 PM MST.
– Incomplete and late proposals will not be considered.

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Projects that connect with the scientific expertise of CU-Boulder and AirWaterGas SRN researchers are highly encouraged. Examples of how this connection can be accomplished include hosting speaking events with AirWaterGas researchers, requesting classroom visits and activities with AirWaterGas graduate students, or seeking project design assistance. Additional options include use of tools developed by the AirWaterGas SRN group, such as the project’s fleet of low-cost air and water quality monitoring equipment.

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The Sustainability Research Network (SRN) addresses the conflict between natural gas extraction and water and air resources protection with the development of a social ecological system framework with which to assess the conflict and to identify needs for scientific information. Scientific investigations are being conducted to assess and mitigate the problems. Outreach and education efforts are focused on citizen science, public involvement, and awareness of the science and policy issues. Learn more about the Sustainability Research Network.

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