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June 29, 2015 Using Educational Networks to Increase Schools’ Adoption of IPM

EPA. The Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting proposals to provide education, training, resources, and technical assistance to increase Integrated Pest Management implementation in kindergarten to 12th grade public and tribal schools nationwide. Total funding: $250,000. Deadline: Aug 10, 2015.

June 22, 2015 Supporting the Ailing Bee Population

Pollinator health was discussed on the Diane Rehm Show on June 3, 2015. Dennis vanEngelsdorp, one of our Partnership grantees this year, was featured in the discussion.

June 22, 2015 Healthy Homes Technical Studies Program

HUD. Funding for studies to improve HUD’s and the public’s knowledge of housing-related health and safety hazards, and to improve or develop new hazard assessment and control methods with a focus on key residential health and safety hazards. Total funding: ~$2 million. Pre-application deadline: July 16, 2015.

June 15, 2015 Five DIY Projects to Keep Bugs Away This Summer

Warmer weather brings unwelcome pests into our homes and outdoor spaces. Try these techniques to keep mosquitoes, ants, fruit flies, wasps, and stink bugs away. Source: AccuWeather, June 15, 2015.

May 14, 2015 Video: Advanced Technology for Precision IPM

We brought together experts from diverse fields to pool knowledge, work together, and discuss high-tech management of pests in crops.

February 26, 2015 Several USDA NIFA Grant Opportunities Recently Released: Applicants May Contact Us

The USDA NIFA has released several grant requests for applications for research, education, and extension projects. Staff at the Northeastern IPM Center have reviewed all of these RFAs and identified grant opportunities where IPM-related activities and projects could be relevant.

February 23, 2015 AFRI Water for Agriculture Challenge Area

USDA NIFA. Addresses critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others in an agricultural context. Total funding: ~$30 million. Letter of intent due: Apr 9, 2015. Application due: Jul 16, 2015.

February 23, 2015 AFRI Foundational Program

USDA NIFA. Supports research grants in the six AFRI priority areas to build foundational knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. Total funding: $116 million. Deadline: Sep 30, 2015.

Job Opportunities

July 7, 2015 Job Opportunity: Food Hub Manager, Allen Neighborhood Center, Lansing, MI

Full-time manager needed to increase sales of regionally grown food and food products to commercial and institutional buyers, coordinate workshops and events, and more. Apply by July 15, 2015.

June 29, 2015 Job Opportunity: Community IPM Manager at the IPM Institute

The IPM Institute of North America has an open position for a Community IPM Project Manager to direct the organization’s structural IPM programs. Read the full description online. Apply by July 31, 2015.

June 4, 2015 Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Managed Pollinator Biology, Health, and Ecology

The Penn State Department of Entomology is seeking an Assisant Professer to conduct innovative research and extension on managed pollinators, advise graduate students, and secure extramural funding to support research and outreach programs. Apply by Aug 31, 2015.