RBC I Community, tribal and K-12 groups are invited to submit project proposals that explore impacts of oil and gas development on their local communities with support from the AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network based at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
The grants of up to $5,000 each aim to improve understanding of the risks and benefits of oil and gas development as identified by community organizations. Grant recipients will work with AirWaterGas researchers for the duration of their one-year projects.
Proposals are due by 5 p.m., on Dec. 1. Grants will be awarded early in 2016. Successful projects must be completed by March 1, 2017.
Project proposals that connect to the scientific expertise of AirWaterGas, including water quality, air quality, public health and social and economic systems, are highly encouraged.
Projects may focus on citizen science initiatives, project-based learning, the interface of science and policy issues or other energy-related topics that have relevance for local schools, organizations or communities.
The AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network is a research project funded by the National Science Foundation. Funding for the community grants is made possible by the CU-Boulder Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research. The grants are administered by the AirWaterGas Sustainability Research Network and the CU-Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement.