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.

FUNDED PROPOSALS

Global Change Science

Water Quality

Heather Govenor

 

Using tracers to reveal sediment fate and transport patterns in freshwater streams

Greenhouse Gases

Jon Doubek, et al.

 

Assessing the effects of freshwater plankton food webs on methane emissions

Flagship Species

Dave Millican

 

Assessing potential of a new flagship species for Namibian conservation

Avian Malaria

Laura Schoenle

 

Mechanisms underlying the effect of glucocorticoids on the response to avian malaria infection

Antibiotic Resistance

Carl Wepking

 

Effect of livestock antibiotics on leaf breakdown and shredder function in streams

Invasive Species

Alyssa Smith

 

Policy plasticity: exploring novel mechanisms of stress tolerance in a global invader

Invasive Species

Tamara Fetters, et al.

 

Parasitism, MHC diversity, and selection in an invasive lizard and its native cogener

Urbanization Impacts

Scott Davies

 

They physiological causes of elevated aggression in urban birds