Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Seed Grant Program

Overview

Each year, the Global Change Center (GCC) at Virginia Tech accepts proposals from graduate students to support interdisciplinary research and research-related travel. Proposals addressing both basic and applied aspects of global change science are considered, and priority is given to funding proposals that advance the collaborative and interdisciplinary mission of the GCC.

Funding decisions are made by a committee of Ph.D. fellows and post-docs, providing them with professional development opportunities as grant review panel members.

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[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Water Quality” sub_title=”Heather Govenor” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#6b4d12″ main_title_color=”#6b4d12″ attachment_id=”17700″ url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Ffate-and-transport-of-fine-particulates-in-a-first-order-agricultural-stream%2F|||”]Using tracers to reveal sediment fate and transport patterns in freshwater streams

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[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Greenhouse Gases” sub_title=”Jon Doubek. et al.” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#48747f” main_title_color=”#48747f” attachment_id=”17919″ url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Fassessing-the-effects-of-freshwater-plankton-food-webs-on-methane-emissions%2F|||”]Assessing the effects of freshwater plankton food webs on methane emissions[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Flagship Species ” sub_title=”Dave Millican” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#83bf3b” main_title_color=”#83bf3b” attachment_id=”17828″ url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Fhornbills-as-a-flagship-species-in-namibia%2F|||”]Assessing the potential of a new flagship species for Namibian conservation[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Avian Malaria” sub_title=”Laura Schoenle” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#6a55aa” main_title_color=”#6a55aa” attachment_id=”12204″ url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Favian-malarial-infection%2F||”]Mechanisms underlying the effect of glucocorticoids on the response to avian malaria infection[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Invasive Species ” sub_title=”Alyssa Smith” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#ea8c20″ main_title_color=”#ea8c20″ attachment_id=”12206″ url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Fexploring-stress-tolerance-in-a-global-invader%2F||”]Ploidy plasticity:
exploring novel mechanisms of stress tolerance in a global invader[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Antibiotic Resistance” sub_title=”Carl Wepking” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#48747f” main_title_color=”#48747f” attachment_id=”12216″ url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Feffect-of-livestock-antibiotics-on-leaf-breakdown%2F||”]Effect of livestock antibiotics on leaf breakdown and shredder function in streams[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Invasive Species ” sub_title=”Tamara Fetters, et al.” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#dd3e3e” main_title_color=”#dd3e3e” attachment_id=”12214″ url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Fparasitism-and-selection-in-an-invasive-lizard%2F||”]Parasitism, MHC diversity, and selection in an invasive lizard and its native cogener[/karma_builder_imagebox_1]
[karma_builder_imagebox_1 main_title=”Urbanization Impacts” sub_title=”Scott Davies” box_bg_color=”#ffffff” img_border_width=”10px” img_border_color=”#83bf3b” main_title_color=”#83bf3b” attachment_id=”12275″ url=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globalchange.vt.edu%2Fphysiological-causes-of-elevated-aggression-in-urban-birds%2F||”]The physiological causes of elevated aggression in urban birds

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