Veterinary Services Grant Program

The Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP) supports education and extension activities along with practice enhancement initiatives that enable veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, and veterinary technician students gain specialized skills. VSGP also provides practices with additional resources (e.g., equipment, personnel) needed to more effectively mitigate veterinary service shortages in the U.S. This program bolsters the capacity of private practitioners to provide food animal veterinary services in designated rural veterinarian shortage situations.

Read the full VSGP request for applications opportunity. Closing Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation January E-Newsletter
CRRF is an organization comprised of members from across Canada, with diverse international links, representing rural leaders, rural organizations, development practitioners, government policy makers, researchers, students, and other stakeholders interested in the future of rural Canada. CRRF explores a diversity of issues, including rural health and social provision, local and regional economies, local government and community governance, education, organization development, environmental management and stewardship, and many others facets of life and livelihood in rural Canada. Each year CRRF co-hosts a national conference to share lessons learned, research findings, and discuss key rural issues. In addition to the national conference, CRRF hosts and participates in workshops, forums, and symposia to advance rural issues in Canada.
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NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Climate Resilience Program

Auburn University seeks M.S. and Ph.D. students to apply for the newly funded $3M NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Climate Resilience Program. 

Domestic/permanent resident graduate students applying to Auburn can apply for up to two years of project support ($34,500 stipend/yr and tuition/fees paid). Additionally, international students and students already supported by the university can apply as non-funded Trainees still benefiting from the innovative interdisciplinary project. We seek excellent students that want to help make the SEUS more resilient to climate change related hazards through conducting interdisciplinary research working with and communicating to both stakeholders and the public.  Programs associated with the NRT include the Departments of Geosciences, Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, Rural Sociology, the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Biosystems Engineering, and the Earth System Science Ph.D. Program.

Please go to to learn more about the project and to apply.  Applications are due on March 15, 2020. Students must be accepted to an Auburn University M.S. or Ph.D. program and the graduate school to be qualified as an NRT Trainee.

Please contact the project PI, Dr. Karen McNeal, [email protected] with any questions. (also

Society and Natural Resources Book Series News

The International Association for Society and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that Social Ecology Press has been renamed as the Society and Natural Resources Book Series and Press. We are excited about this new opportunity to highlight great books in society and natural resources! 

IASNR has distribution and co-publishing agreements with the University Press of Colorado/Utah State University Press. The editorial board works closely with UPC/USUP to market our existing library and to promote the cultivation of new books in the broad area of society and natural resources. Available books can be seen and purchased by going to the series web page:

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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Foundational and Applied Science

u s d a - national institute of food and agriculture - funding opportunity

The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science (FAS) Request for Applications (RFA) supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Research, Extension and Integrated Research, Education and/or Extension projects are solicited in this FY 2020 RFA. Project types and deadlines vary by program area priority. The RFA also includes eight specific priorities for co-funding with the American Pulse Association, Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, The Cotton Board, Kansas Wheat Commission, The National Honey Board, and USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council. Read the full FAS request for applications.

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