Funding from Other Sources

Arctic Innovation Competition

$19,600 in cash prizes! Submit your ideas and inventions and win big. Individuals and teams of all ages may enter. There is no entry fee. Sponsored by UAF School of Management. For details, go to Submission deadline is Friday, September 19, 2014. Final competition is Saturday, October 18, 2014.

US Department of Defense

SMART (Science, Math, and Research for Transformation) scholarship competition opens soon for internships in science, technology, engineering, and math. The program pays for up to $41,000 per year in tuition, fees, stipend, books, travel, and other expenses. Deadline to apply is December 15, 2014. Visit for more details.

Global Change Student Research Grant Competition

The Global Change Student Research Grant Competition provides support to students for research related to global change with a focus on arctic and subarctic boreal regions (including, but not limited to, North America). This competition is designed to give students experience with proposal writing and the peer review system as practiced by natural and social science funding agencies. Details will be released in the early fall, and information about past competitions can be found at

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