Apply Now for Research and Education Grants
C-DEBI invites proposals for 1-year research projects ($50,000-$80,000) and 1-2 year graduate student and postdoctoral fellowships that will significantly advance C-DEBI’s central research agenda. C-DEBI also invites proposals to support education and outreach projects, with a budget of up to $50,000 and a project duration of 1 year.
This request for proposals is open to all interested researchers at US institutions able to receive NSF funding as a subaward. The next deadline for these annual calls is December 1, 2016.
Science Magazine – News: Deep-sea drilling expedition to look for life’s limits in scalding environments
Featuring C-DEBI scientists Jan Amend, Bo Barker Jørgensen, Beth Orcutt, Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, Victoria Orphan and Steve D’Hondt.
ScienceNews: Bacteria display qualities that a mother would love
Featuring C-DEBI scientist Steve Finkel.
Chicago Tribune: Looking for aliens on ocean worlds: ‘You’d be in denial to believe there isn’t life out there’
Featuring C-DEBI scientists Julie Huber, John Priscu and Pete Girguis.
Recent Activities & Opportunities
Sulfur and carbon geochemistry of the Santa Elena peridotites: Comparing oceanic and continental processes during peridotite alteration
Esther M. Schwarzenbach*, Benjamin C. Gill, Esteban Gazel, Pilar Madrigal
*C-DEBI Contribution 334
Frontiers in Microbiology
Culture independent genomic comparisons reveal environmental adaptations for Altiarchaeales
Jordan T. Bird, Brett J. Baker, Alexander J. Probst, Mircea Podar and Karen G. Lloyd*
*C-DEBI Contribution 332
Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers
Assessing microbial processes in deep-sea hydrothermal systems by incubation at in situ temperature and pressure
Jesse McNichol, Sean P. Sylva, François Thomas, Craig D. Taylor, Stefan M. Sievert, Jeffrey S. Seewald
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Relationship of bacterial richness to organic degradation rate and sediment age in subseafloor sediment
Emily A. Walsh, John B. Kirkpatrick*, Robert Pockalny, Justine Sauvage, Arthur J. Spivack, Richard W. Murray, Mitchell L. Sogin and Steven D’Hondt*
*C-DEBI Contribution 328
Fossil DNA persistence and decay in marine sediment over hundred-thousand-year to million-year time scales
John B. Kirkpatrick*, Emily A. Walsh and Steven D’Hondt*
C-DEBI Contribution 329
See our complete list of publications.
Education & Outreach
With the Fisher Hydrogeology Group at UCSC, C-DEBI CC-Rise Intern Paul Karim is working on a project to enhance groundwater conditions by increasing the input of surface waters (groundwater recharge) and improving water quality by stimulating microbial removal of nitrogen (denitrification) in shallow soil. This work is a collaboration with the Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County. Check out this C-DEBI spotlight feature for more details and photos!
Delaware Sea Grant’s first 15-second C-DEBI Science Videos!
These videos are supported by a C-DEBI E&O Grant to build a collection of short, introductory videos using multimedia that can be broadcast on webpages, utilized in presentations and classroom lessons, and shared via social media. Through these easily digestible episodes and longer, in-depth features, DE Sea Grant will provide widely usable content for the entire C-DEBI community, classroom and informal educators, and the science-interested/curious public.
Nominations must be received by October 14, 2016 to be considered.
NSF: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Program Solicitation
Application deadlines: October 22-28, 2016.
NSF-OCE: Call for expressions of interest regarding provision of marine seismic capabilities to the U.S. research community
Please submit written responses by November 11, 2016.
The Hydrographic Society Of America: Student Scholarships
Application deadlines: November 15, 2016.
NSF: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) Program Solicitation
Letter of intent due date: December 14, 2016.
NSF: Arctic Sciences Program Solicitation
Proposals accepted anytime.
NSF: Call For Nominations for the Alan T. Waterman Award
Complete nomination packages, consisting of nominations and four letters of reference, are due by October 21, 2016.
- Expedition 372, Creeping Gas Hydrate Slides and Hikurangi LWD, November 2017 – January 2018
Application deadline: October 1, 2016
- Expedition 375, Hikurangi Subduction Margin, March – May, 2018
Application deadline: October 1, 2016
NSF: Integrated Earth Systems (IES) Program Solicitaiton
Full proposal deadline: November 14, 2016.
IODP-USSSP: Proposals for Pre-Drilling Activities and Workshops
The U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP) accepts proposals on a rolling basis for pre-drilling activities and semi-annually for workshops, related to the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).
The position is for immediate hire. Review of applicants will begin immediately and proceed until the position is filled.
Dartmouth: Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Microbial Ecology
Application review will begin on September 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
LUMCON: Faculty Positions
Review of applicants will begin September 15, 2016 and will continue until position is filled.
University of Calgary: Four Postdoctoral Research Associate Vacancies
All applications due September 23, 2016.
University of New Hampshire: Associate or Full Professor of Estuarine Science
Review of applications: August 15, 2016 until position filled.
Center Video Overview
C-DEBI is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center led by Drs. Jan Amend (C-DEBI Director, USC), Julie Huber (Marine Biological Laboratory), Steven D’Hondt (University of Rhode Island), Andrew Fisher (University of California, Santa Cruz), and C. Geoffrey Wheat (University of Alaska, Fairbanks).
North Pond Documentary – Full Length Feature!
Congratulations to the film crew for winning best documentary at the 2014 Yosemite Film Festival and honorable mention at BLUE Ocean Film Festival! North Pond chronicles the drilling activities and installation of seafloor observatories (CORKs) at North Pond on IODP Expedition 336.