As students head back to the classroom it is time to start thinking about ESIP student opportunities.

Raskin Scholarship 

In March 2012, the ESIP Federation lost long-time member, Rob Raskin. Rob was soft-spoken, easy-going, wise and an Earth science information partner extraordinaire. Rob was a mentor to many aspiring Earth science data professionals. In collaboration with Rob’s family, the ESIP Federation and the Foundation for Earth Science remember Rob and his dedication to support the next generation of Earth science data and technology leaders through the Robert G. Raskin Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to a current graduate student in good standing at an institution affiliated with the ESIP Federation. To be considered for the scholarship, students must be studying an Earth science, computer science or closely related discipline and have an interest in fields related to current technical, scientific or applied activities of the ESIP Federation. For the full details see the website: Applications are due Oct. 1. 

4th Class of the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Student Fellows 

Graduate students and post-docs selected as ESIP Student Fellows will be interested in bridging the gap between informatics, technology and Earth Science and applying research to real-world problems. This fellowship provides students a chance to work closely with professionals in an interdisciplinary, cross-sector group on current Earth Science problems. The students will become engaged in their respective group as rapporteurs, documenting the work of the group on the monthly telecons and at the semi-annual meetings (Summer/Winter). As thestudent become more familiar with the group activities he or she may chose to tie in their own research to the group activities.Student Fellows will receive a stipend of $2000 plus travel expenses to the summer and winter ESIP meetings.
ESIP is currently accepting applications for fellows in:
  • Agriculture & Climate
  • Data Stewardship
  • Disaster Life Cycle
  • Documentation
  • Drupal
  • Energy & Climate
  • EnviroSensing
  • Science Software
  • Semantic Web
For full details on the Fellowship and a link to the application see the website: Applications are due October 8.

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