Monday, March 9, 2009

ITHS Technology and Resources Access Grants

The "Institute of Translational Health Sciences" (ITHS) was funded through the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). The ITHS brings together scientists at the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Group Health Center for Health Studies, Benaroya Research Institute and other partner institutions in the Puget Sound region and in the WWAMI states to advance and transform clinical and translational research.

The ITHS is pleased to announce the opportunity to apply for modest "technology and resources access" grants. These grants will cover costs associated with the provision of services to you through an ITHS-approved facility core, shared resource, or cost center.

The aims of the Technology and Resources Access grants are to:
• Support the incorporation of new technologies into translational and clinical research.
• Foster collaborations between approved applicants and technology service providers.
• Encourage the utilization of the latest technologies and instrumentation into translational and clinical research.
• Promote the career development of junior faculty members in the ITHS.
Technology and Resources Access Grants information:
• Up to $10,000 per accepted applicant will be directly applied to the costs of the ITHS-approved facility core, shared resource or cost center.
• Applications are due no later than May 1, 2009, 11:59 PM.
• The ITHS will pay the service provider directly.

Further instructions can be found at:

For more information contact Kathy Long at 206-616-9195 or

Monday, March 2, 2009

Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship

2009 Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship

Information Session: Thursday, March 19 from 11:30-12:00 at Washington Sea Grant, 3716 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle.
(Bring your lunch!)

Washington Sea Grant announces an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of Washington's ocean and coastal policies. The Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship offers graduate students a first-hand experience in crafting marine and natural resource policies. Beginning October 2009, two qualified students will spend nine months working in Olympia with Washington State Ocean Caucus agencies.*

Graduate students who attend Washington universities and are enrolled in a marine-related field, including policy, law, social sciences, oceanography and fishery sciences, are encouraged to apply. Fellows may be involved in working on marine policy questions from a variety of scientific, legal, social or economic perspectives. Among the issues identified for 2009 Fellows are climate change adaptation and preparation, Washington coastal hazards, renewable ocean energy, marine debris and harmful algal blooms.

Application Deadline --- April 30, 2009

For more information, visit or contact Nancy Reichley, 206.685.8302 or

*Current members of the Caucus include the Department of Agriculture; Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development; Department of Fish and Wildlife; Department of Ecology; Department of Health; Department of Natural Resources; the Governor's Office; Military Department Emergency Management Division; State Parks and Recreation Commission; and Washington Sea Grant.