CICR Events and Announcements

CICR Weekly Announcements, September 25 – October 1



Tuesday, September 26, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Ecology Seminar: “Effective and evolutionarily robust antibiotics”

Sam Brown, Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology

Location: Ecology Auditorium


Wednesday, September 27, 1:25 pm – 3:00 pm

Conservation Seminar: “Trans-boundary conservation of migratory species: The monarch butterfly as a case study”

Sonia Altizer, Ecology, UGA

Location: Ecology Auditorium


September 28, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

ICON Peer Editing Workshop: Abstracts, Proposals, Papers

Please bring 2-3 printed copies of your work to facilitate peer-editing. Refreshments will be provided!

Location: Keadle Conference Room, Warnell Building 2


September 28, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Warnell Seminar: “The use of birds as monitoring tools in an increasingly urbanized world: 20 years of European storks and House Sparrows”

Jose Aguirre, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Location: Warnell building 1, room 304


Friday, September 29, 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm

Women’s Studies Friday Speaker Series: “Feeding Hunger, Reducing Waste: Reflections on Women's Studies, Civic Engagement, and Telos in Teaching/Learning about Food”

Cecilia Herles, Women's Studies, UGA

Location: Miller Learning Center, Room 213


Friday, September 29, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Tenth Annual Globe Lecture/Geography Colloquium: “Hungry Translations: Relearning the World through Radical Vulnerability”

Richa Nagar, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Location: Geography room 200C




Save the date: Fourth Annual Core Crawl, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM (Paul D. Coverdell Center)

The Office of Research invites all new UGA faculty, post docs, and graduate students as well as existing faculty and staff to the fourth annual Core Crawl - a unique event that will introduce the services, products, and expertise offered by core facilities around campus as well as introducing research opportunities that are now available due to a new partnership with Emory University. 

- Meet core facility directors and lab managers to discuss current research and innovations offered both on campus as well as in Atlanta. 

- Network and socialize to foster future research relationships. 


Registration: This is a free event and registration includes food and beverages.  Please register here or email your registration information to by Friday, October 13.


Social Ecology Studio Project Pilot Grants
Deadline: Wednesday, October 11 at 5 PM
The Social Ecology Studio is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate students for Project Pilot Grants intended to support projects working within the vision of the studio.
Vision: The Social Ecology Studio is a multi-researcher, collaborative art workspace dedicated to advancing sustainability and resilience through the arts. Capitalizing on art's ability to engage, inform and activate a diverse range of constituents, the studio acts as a bridge, humanizing and connecting community members and policy makers with issues entrenched in social ecology. The Studio facilitates collaborations with scientific and social research topics from across campus and the community, serving as a hub for graduate and undergraduate students to identify research opportunities while providing space and resources to work collaboratively.
Granting Priority will be given to projects that fulfill one or more of the following objectives:
- The project engages current social and ecological issues.
- The project is collaborative.
- The artist collaborates with researchers from non-arts disciplines in one of the following manners:
- bringing art thinking into the workflow of non-arts discipline research, 
- utilizing the research of non-arts discipline(s) in the ideation and/or methodology of the artist's workflow,
- utilizing non-arts research in the production of the work.
- The project interacts with the community outside of the University.
- The project serves as a pilot for a CURO research project proposal, Sustainability Grant Proposal, Willson Center Graduate Research Award application, or other UGA or external research opportunity.
Grant Proposals must include a written statement no more than one page in length (single spaced, 1 inch margin, 11 point type), identifying the proposed project and its alignment with studio vision and granting priorities. On a second page include a budget and short paragraph justifying the budget expenditures.
Grant Amounts will be awarded in the range of $200-$800 and will include access to a collaborative studio workspace and project mentorship from studio director Michael Marshall and a network of affiliated faculty from across campus. Unfunded proposals may still be eligible for facility and mentorship support by invitation. Expenditures are subject to UGA policies and procedures.
Submit your application as a pdf or word document to Michael Marshall via email to, subject heading: "SES Pilot Grant Proposal YourFirstName YourLastName" 
Questions or proposal development advice? Email Michael Marshall at


Campus Sustainability Grant Call for Proposals
Pre-Proposals due: October 13th
Proposals due: November 13th
Drawn from the Student Green Fee, grants up to $5,000 are available to current UGA students who wish to initiate projects to advance sustainability through education, research, service, and campus operations. Successful projects will address priorities outlined in UGA's 2020 Strategic Plan to actively conserve resources, educate the campus community, influence positive action for people and the environment, and provide useful research data to inform future campus sustainability efforts. Interdisciplinary projects designed to inspire, beautify and uplift - as well as to inform and conserve - are encouraged. Special consideration will be given to projects incorporating sustainability + arts. Grants are awarded based on merit, positive impact, implementation feasibility, and available funding.


Idea Lab Mini Grants Call for Proposals

Deadline: Thursday, October 26

Idea Lab is a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts. UGA students from all disciplines are invited to apply for funding up to $500 to support new creative and collaborative projects. Special consideration will be given to projects with themes about, by, or for marginalized populations.

Grant proposals should be sent via email to:

Please include the following information:

- Title and brief description of proposed project (500 word maximum)

- List of project participants (include title or majors and role in project) 

- Name of lead applicant (include major and year of study)

- Project outcomes

- Itemized budget 

Selection Criteria:

- Creative merit

- Extent of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity

- Feasibility

Lead applicant must be a UGA student. Collaborative teams may include students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Deadline for grant proposals is Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 5 PM.

The Idea Lab Mini Grant Program is supported by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at UGA. ICE is supported in part by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School.