Request for Proposals

 

Graduate Research Fellowships

Request for Proposals

The Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI) in Cordova, Alaska annually awards graduate fellowships. In 2017, we are soliciting proposals for one new graduate research fellowship. New fellowships are made available on a competitive basis to students admitted to or enrolled in a full-time masters or doctoral program at accredited colleges and universities. Fellowships may be funded for up to two years for masters or four years for doctoral level research. Previously funded students whose fellowships are expiring may reapply for additional funding, but their proposal will be evaluated as a new proposal. Proposals for up to $30,000 per year will be accepted. The funding may be used for stipend, tuition, and other research-related expenses. A 25% match contribution is required. For further details on this opportunity, please see announcement.

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K9 Detection of oil

Request for Proposals

The Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI) in Cordova, Alaska is interested in demonstrating the capabilities of dogs to detect oil buried within the beaches of Prince William Sound.  The use of dogs for detecting drugs, bombs, and other objects is well established.  Dogs have also been trained to detect oil.  The use of dogs to detect buried oil could greatly increase the ability to locate and delineate patches of oil embedded in beach sediments.  While dogs have been shown to be able to detect oil near the surface, their ability to detect oil that does not have a strong connection to the surface is questionable.  In addition to canine detection of the presence and absence of oil, OSRI is also interested in determining the capabilities of trained canines to delineate the perimeter of a patch of buried oil. Proposals for up to $65,000 will be accepted.   Proposals are due 3 February 2017.  For further details on this opportunity, please see announcement