Opportunities for the PKAL Community

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)

The PAESMEM Program seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation of groups (i.e., women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the Nation's human resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Proposal Deadline is April 22, 2008. For information about the award and submitting a proposal, please see the Program Solicitation.

Call for Applications for 2009 Leopold Leadership Fellowships

The Leopold Leadership Program is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2009 Leopold Leadership Fellowships. Please forward this information to anyone you know who might be interested. Information about the fellowship, including application forms, can be downloaded from the program web site. The deadline for applying is Monday, April 14, 2008.

The Leopold Leadership Program invites mid-career academic environmental scientists from North America (Canada, Mexico, and the United States) to apply for the 2009 Leopold Leadership Fellowships.

The mission of the Leopold Leadership Program is to advance environmental decision making by providing academic environmental scientists with the skills and connections they need to be effective leaders and communicators. Through a competitive process, the Leopold Leadership Program selects up to 20 Fellows annually to participate in an intensive training program designed to build and enhance their skills in communicating with policy makers, media representatives, business leaders, nonprofit organizations, and the general public. Our goal is to create a community of engaged scientific leaders to inform decision makers addressing society’s most pressing environmental challenges.

The program seeks candidates with terminal degrees in a broad range of disciplines including the biological, physical, and social sciences (e.g., economics, political science) and technical, medical, and engineering fields related to the environment (e.g., wildlife veterinary medicine, environmental health, hazardous waste management). Applicants must be employed by an academic institution in North America, be tenured or tenure-track (associate professor level or equivalent or above), and be active in teaching and research.