[Funding-Opportunities-L] Blasker Funding Program -- San Diego Foundation ReadyTalk Event w/Dr. Emily Young

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Thu Jan 19 09:17:11 PST 2012


Blasker Rose-Miah Fund Opportunities for Young Investigators
Environment, and Science & Technology Grants Info Session
San Diego Foundation ReadyTalk Event w/Dr. Emily Young
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Please contact Carol Hobson (chobson@ucsd.edu<mailto:chobson@ucsd.edu>) to RSVP for the call.
ReadyTalk Meeting Details:
Host(s): Carol Hobson, Corporate & Foundation Relations at UC San Diego and Dr. Emily Young, Senior Director, Environment Analysis & Strategy, San Diego Foundation
Audio Dial-In Information: U.S & Canada:  866.740.1260  Access Code: 8224087
Web: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/qi4pojbd32rr
Test your computer for compatibility prior to the conference: http://test.readytalk.com


The Blasker-Rose-Miah Fund was established at The San Diego Foundation "to nurture and develop unique and innovative discoveries and experiences which may be of benefit to all mankind, and to support and encourage individuals with high potential in the scientific, engineering, and medical fields to reach their full potential in their chosen areas of study, work, and analysis." Emphasis is placed on supporting students and early-career scientists.  Early-career scientists are defined as those scientists at the critical early stage of their research programs, generally graduate students, postdoctoral and pre-tenured scientists.

Grants will support projects that have the potential to improve the quality of life in the San Diego region, and to support and encourage San Diegans to reach their full potential. Preference will be given to projects that facilitate collaboration between university researchers and local nonprofits whose work helps to advance either of the Blasker Rose-Miah  program areas.

Projects may include but are not limited to: internships, fellowships, and promotion of mentorship (no scholarships). Preference will be given to individuals who have attended and graduated from a high school in San Diego County and are continuing their studies at an institution in San Diego County. Additional preference will be given to projects that enhance collaboration between university researchers, local nonprofits and/or community residents engaged in environmental work.

DEADLINE:  submit via online portal no later than 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, February 9, 2012


Environment Blasker
Awards from the Environment Blasker Grant Program will help to advance The Foundation's Climate Initiative, by supporting research that enhances our understanding of how to address climate change in the San Diego region. Grant applicants are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $50,000. Multi-year proposals may be considered where proposed project timelines exceed one year. To be eligible, proposed projects should:

*         Advance innovative and creative scientific projects or research.

*         Foster the development of individuals with high potential in the scientific, medical, and engineering fields to reach their potential in their chosen areas of study, work, and analysis.

*         Be conducted in and have practical application for the San Diego region.

*         Focus on:

o    (1) the potential local impacts of global climate change (i.e., in areas such as extreme weather patterns, biodiversity and ecosystems, fire ecology and environmental health), and

o   (2) ways to reduce our local greenhouse gas emissions and minimize climate change impacts.


Environment Guidelines:
www.sdfoundation.org/Portals/0/GrantsandScholarships/PDF/2012EnviBlaskerGrantGuidelines.pdf<http://www.sdfoundation.org/Portals/0/GrantsandScholarships/PDF/2012EnviBlaskerGrantGuidelines.pdf>

Science and Technology Blasker
The San Diego Foundation has made a significant commitment to funding innovative research and emerging scientists, and supporting science and mathematics education, and access to technology in the San Diego region. To meet this aim, The Foundation established the Science and Technology Working Group, which is composed of community experts in science, technology and education. The mission of this group is to improve knowledge in the fields of science and technology, identify the areas of greatest need and opportunity for improvement, and convene members of the community around critical issues. Grant applicants are encouraged to apply for grants up to $75,000.  To be eligible, proposed projects should:

*         Advance innovative, unique and creative scientific projects or research.

*         Foster the development of individuals with high potential in the scientific, medical, and engineering fields to reach their potential in their chosen areas of study, work and analysis.

*         Emphasis is placed on projects that stimulate and encourage early-career scientists with high potential. Previous award recipients may reapply and may be considered for funding in subsequent years, provided they still meet all other guideline criteria and have met the reporting obligations under their previous award.

*         Be conducted in and have practical application for the San Diego Region.

Science and Technology Guidelines:
http://www.sdfoundation.org/Portals/0/GrantsandScholarships/PDF/2012BlaskerS&TGuidelines.pdf


[cid:image001.png@01CCD601.AD721CF0]Emily Young, Ph.D, Senior Director, Environment Analysis & Strategy
Emily works with community volunteers, donors and other foundations to direct charitable giving to the region's critical environmental needs. Her work at The Foundation is focused in three areas: conservation of globally significant, biodiversity hotspots in Southern California, community-based efforts to eliminate toxic substances which revitalize green spaces, and regional efforts to address climate change through mitigation and adaptation. Before she joined The Foundation, Dr. Young was an assistant professor at the University of Arizona, where she taught courses on environment and society, geography, and Latin America. She also lived and worked in Baja California, Mexico, where she conducted field research on wildlife protection, community-based conservation, and sustainable development in coastal areas of Baja California. Along with professional work, Emily has volunteered and served on boards for a variety of environmental organizations and advisory committees. Dr. Young was recently awarded the 2011 Nicholas P. Bollman Award, which recognizes Smart Growth Leaders Who Inspire through Values and Actions.


This information program is a cooperative service opportunity coordinated by the UC San Diego Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations with the San Diego Foundation.


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Sent on behalf of:
Carol J Hobson  '84 | Associate Director | Corporate & Foundation Relations
UC San Diego External Relations | 858.822.0619 | chobson@ucsd.edu<mailto:chobson@ucsd.edu>

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