Wednesday, September 11, 2013

October 2013: Contests and Funding

Carbon Fund Deadline

The Carbon Fund is an organization on campus that allocates funds to projects; our goal is to reduce the carbon footprint both on campus and throughout the Santa Cruz community. The Carbon Fund provides grants for students, staff, and faculty projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conduct relevant research, or carry out education and behavioral change programs. There will be an Information Session on Tuesday, October 15th in the College 8 Red Room from 4-6pm and Abstracts are due November 15th. If you have more questions, please feel free to visit our website  or email us at: And if you are interested in reading a copy of the Carbon Fund's Annual Report, please email the Carbon Fund to request a PDF version.

Bioneers Conference Scholarships Available!

Want to attend the world renowned Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, CA onOctober 18-20, 2013? The Common Ground Center has arranged for students, faculty, and staff to get a sweet discount - please click here to fill out the application before 12pm on October 11th, 2013. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

NWEI EcoChallenge: October 15-30

Hosted by the Northwest Earth Institute, this challenge asks participants to stick with one action to reduce their environmental impact for two weeks. Sign up as an individual, class or university team now. This year's EcoChallenge takes place October 15-30.

Student Researching Funding For Clean Air Projects

The Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District is seeking applications for science and technology projects that advance the understanding of relevant Air Quality and Climate Change issues. Awards for undergraduates can be up to $5000. Possible project topics include Art & Education, Clean Air Video, Data Analysis, Reduce and Recycle, etc. While each project must be created and completed by students, every project must have an involved academic advisor who is responsible for project oversight, including technical and grant management. The application, which can be found on the website, is due October 18, 2013.  If you have any questions, you can contact Rebecca Anderson.

Zipcar seeks "Students With Drive" in their new driving credit contest

The "Students with Drive" program is giving student groups an extra hand to help get things done with the help of Zipcars. The program, which gives away over $35,000 in driving credit a month, allows all student groups to nominate themselves to win free driving credit for their group to use for their groups' needs. Learn more about how your group can get involved on the contest website.

Challenge Your Perspectives – The Swedish Scholarship Awards 2014

Two winners will be awarded with full tuition waivers for Master’s of Science programs at two prestigious Swedish universities: Stockholm University and Lund University.

What you have to do: Sign up and complete the online competition – this includes: • Answering multiple choice questions • Answering a short essay question • Writing a motivational statement

What you can win:
  • Full tuition fee waiver for either of the following Master’s programs in International Development and Management (LUMID) at Lund University or in Social Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development at Stockholm University
  • VIP invitation to the prize ceremony at the Swedish Embassy in Washington D.C.
  • Winner’s certificate!

Find the competition, as well as its rules and eligibility criteria here:

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