The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is excited to announce the opening of our 2014 Scholarship Program. USGIF is dedicated to assisting promising students interested in geospatial sciences with scholarship awards to further the advancement of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.
Download the 2014 Scholarship Program flyer.
Last year the Foundation awarded $107,000 to 25 recipients and plans to award at least $100,000 for the 2014 program. High school recipients are awarded $2,000 per scholarship and all others are awarded $5,000 each. Since 2004, USGIF has awarded $584,000 in scholarship funding to promising students in the geospatial intelligence field.
Students studying in fields such as geography, political science, physics, computer science, engineering, biology, anthropology, sociology or any field in the natural and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Through the USGIF Scholarship Program, the Foundation strives to communicate to students the breadth and power of GEOINT in serving national, global and human security interests.
The USGIF Scholarship Program endeavors to support students with innovative ideas for problem-solving with Geospatial Science and Technology. Please share information about this scholarship program with your students.
For more information on the USGIF Scholarship Program or to download applications, please visit:http://usgif.org/education/scholarships
Deadline to apply: April 25, 2014
OpenStreetMap is a community mapping project that creates a constantly updated online map of the world, whose road data is freely available for anyone to use it as they wish.
This year the annual State of the Map US Conference will be in Washington, DC April 12 & 13, 2014. It will be a great opportunity to learn about how people are using OpenStreetMap, why open map data matters, and what else is happening in the larger mapping space. It will also be a great way to meet people working and active in the geo sector.
We're offering scholarships to students and other contributors to attend the conference, providing free admission and up to $500 to go toward travel and lodging. Details on how to apply for a scholarship can be found here. The deadline is coming up this Sunday, February 9 and the application is short and sweet.
If you have any questions about the conference or the scholarships, just reach out to Lindsay Young, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Student Research Assistantships Available for an NSF Funded Research Project on Fire in Africa
We have 2 positions available for two years of funding for our Masters program in Geography at CSU, Long Beach.
Spring Admission Deadline: October 31st
Position 1. Remote Sensing: The ideal candidate will have experience with remote sensing/ image processing software such as ERDAS or ENVI or e-cognition software. The research will involve mapping savanna vegetation cover and fire scars.
Position 2. GIS spatial analysis: The ideal candidate will have experience with environmental GIS applications using ESRI spatial analyst software. The research will involve mapping savanna vegetation and fire scar patterns and changes.
For more information contact:
Dr. Paul Laris
Chair of Geography
California State University ,
The 2013-14 Oregon Space Grant Consortium Scholarship Program
is now OPEN!
Application Deadline: May 17, 2013
The Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) is pleased to provide students attending our member colleges and universities opportunities to apply for scholarship awards that support their academic goals and recognize their achievements. Scholarships are open to new and continuing students in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and STEM education disciplines. The scholarship program supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) objectives of fostering and encouraging career goals in STEM and STEM education. Individuals from under-represented groups in the STEM fields are encouraged to apply.
Several unique scholarship opportunities exist catering to different degree programs, career goals, and institution types. Details regarding each of these opportunities are found in the Scholarship Guide. Please read the Scholarship Guide carefully for eligibility requirements, application instructions, and links to the online application system. The OSGC Scholarship Guide is available for download on the OSGC website at http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/scholarships.
Scholarships are awarded through a competitive process. Note: Students receiving awards in past competitions may apply and receive awards for subsequent competitions.
Awards for the 2013-14 Academic Year will be made in the following categories:
- OSGC Community College Scholarships
Online application: https://spacegrant.net/apps/?pk=ors2
- OSGC 4-Year Institution Scholarships
Online application: https://spacegrant.net/apps/?pk=ors1
- OSGC Undergraduate Research Scholarships
Online application: https://spacegrant.net/apps/?pk=ors3
Go to http://spacegrant.oregonstate.edu/scholarships for more information and to download the Scholarship Guide.
Questions regarding OSGC Scholarship opportunities, application procedures, or eligibility may be directed to OSGC staff by phone at 541.737.2414 or via email at email@example.com.
The Oregon & SW Washington chapter of URISA is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and advancing an interdisciplinary approach to developing urban and regional information systems. Providing scholarships to assist in the education of future professionals and advancing research in this discipline are two goals aimed at assisting in this endeavor. The scholarship consists of two awards – the Mark Bosworth Tuition Scholarship and a research grant.
The Mark Bosworth Tuition Scholarship is designed to help defray the costs of GIS courses. The degree or program the applicant is working towards does not have to be specifically for GIS; however, the student must have an emphasis or focus within the degree on GIS. The research scholarship is designed to facilitate research focusing on some aspect of GIS. The student can be pursuing a degree in any relevant field.
For the full description: http://www.orurisa.org/Default.aspx?pageId=464265
Applications are dur on February 28, 2013 and should be submitted electronically.
Click here for the applications:
AAG Community College Travel Grants
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO February 1, 2013
Support from this grant program is awarded to outstanding students from community colleges, junior colleges, city colleges, or similar two-year educational institutions to attend the next AAG Annual Meeting. These travel funds are generously provided by Darrel Hess and Robert and Bobbé Christopherson. The award consists of meeting registration, one year membership in the AAG, and a travel expense subsidy of $500 to be used to defray the costs of attending the AAG Annual Meeting.
PlanYourPlace: a geospatial cyber-infrastructure for sustainable community planning
Graduate Opportunities@ the University of Calgary
We are recruiting graduate students at MSc and PhD levels for a new research project, starting April, 2011. The successful candidates will work on one or more research projects related to cyberinfrastructure implementation, web GIS, urban planning, spatial analysis and modeling, and participatory GIS applications that promote the fundamentals of responsible and ethical sustainable practices for urban development. The proposed work plans to address this objective in three ways: (i) through development of a rich web-based tool to help citizens, developers and elected officials visualize possible scenarios and their anticipated effects (analysis focus); (ii) by developing sketch friendly tools to create alternative plans and then estimate the fiscal, environmental, and social impacts, etc. (design focus); and (iii) extend participatory GIS to support a two way dialog between citizens and planners about communities and their future.
Applicants should have a recent degree in Geomatics, GIScience, Computer Science, Geography, or a related field. Knowledge and experience in advanced Web technologies, geovisualization, or web processing service chaining are desirable. Applicants should provide evidence of an outstanding work ethic; strong written- and oral-communication skills; and demonstrated research excellence or potential.
Successful candidates will collaborate on forefront research within a multidisciplinary research team. Graduate stipends for this project will be inline with NSERC funding guidelines. Additional funding will be available through Teaching Assistantships within the Department of Geomatics Engineering and funding opportunities through the University’s Open Scholarship competition. Students will be provided additional support for attending national or international scientific conferences, and will be required to participate in all project-sponsor meetings.
Interested applicants are requested to send a cover letter summarizing their relevant background / skills, CV, unofficial transcripts, and contact details for three referees to Dr. Andrew Hunter via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Successful candidates will be contacted and asked to apply officially to the Geomatics Engineering Program.
The Oregon & SW Chapter of URISA provide two scholarships to support education & research for emerging GIS professionals.
They have $500 tuition scholarships & $1500 Research scholarships available and the deadline to apply is Feb 25, 2011.
Follow the link for full details on the awards: http://www.orurisa.org/Default.aspx?pageId=464265