Funding and Ship-time Opportunities (XPrize, JAMSTEC and Simons)

Just got this email announcement from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and thought the announcements would be of interest.

Dear colleague,

Here are some opportunities that have crossed our radar. We apologize for the spam.

XPrize’s latest innovation competition: Protect ocean pH
Summary: The organization behind Google’s $30 million sponsorship of a Lunar landing effort announced the roster of teams competing for the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPrize focused on staving off ocean acidification.

Call for Pre-proposals: International Workshop for Large-scale Research Cruises Summary: In order to efficiently achieve the highest possible fulfillment of the research goals of its third medium-term research plans, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is planning long-distance, long-term multidisciplinary research cruises (large-scale research cruises) using its vessels that will be open to both Japanese and overseas universities and research institutes.

Simons Early Career Investigator in Marine Microbial Ecology and Evolution Awards Launched
Summary: The awards are intended to help launch and support the careers of outstanding young investigators who use quantitative approaches to advance our understanding of marine microbial ecology and evolution. Supported projects will focus on marine microbes or fundamental problems that are highly relevant to understanding marine microbial ecosystems.

Marine Microbiology Initiative

1661 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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