Applying for 2024 NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award

The application deadline is Jan. 8, 2024. Fill out the application here. 

With support from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Michigan State University (MSU), NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Awards are given to students, postdocs, and junior researchers (e.g., assistant professors) to cover expenses associated with attending the meeting of IALE-North America Annual Meeting (North America Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology), which will be April 1-5, 2024, in Oklahoma City, OK.

An award will cover the relevant expenses up to $800.

The application materials include a cover letter, application form, abstract (as it was submitted to the IALE-NA meeting site), resume/CV, and budget.  Applications are judged based on the merits of the applicants' abstracts, financial needs, and professional backgrounds and goals.

Presentations (oral or poster) should focus on telecoupling (environmental-socioeconomic interactions over distances, such as human and animal migration, species dispersal, species invasion, disease spread, sound/noise transmission, spread of pollutants and wastes, trade of goods and products, flows of ecosystem services, environmental and hydrological flows, foreign investment, technology transfer, water transfer, and tourism) and/or metacoupling. Topics may include applications of the telecoupling framework or metacoupling framework to address issues across landscapes or coupled human and natural systems (e.g., dynamics, pattern, process, structure, function, and sustainability). For more information about coupled human and natural systems, please see: Science and Ambio.  

Awardees will also have opportunities to interact with some leading scientists and other meeting attendees, including a special dinner 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, and a workshop on metacoupling 1:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3.

Applicants from all countries around the world (except former award recipients) are encouraged to apply.

Questions can be directed to:

Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu
Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability
Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI  48824, USA
liuji@msu.edu