Summer 2018 eNewsletter

Summer Announcements

CIGLR to Host 2nd Annual Partners Meeting to Energize Great Lakes Partnerships

The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) will host it’s second Annual Partners Meeting September 20-21, 2018. Scientists from the CIGLR Research Institute, CIGLR Regional Consortium, and NOAA GLERL will convene to coordinate research goals and foster new research partnerships, as well as evaluate their progress over the last year. This 2-day meeting will include overviews of major ongoing research programs at NOAA GLERL and CIGLR, presentations highlighting CIGLR’s Regional Consortium collaborations from the past year, a poster session, and opportunities to form new research teams.

Participants will be particularly focused on forming research connections and developing proposal ideas for more than $500,000 in programmatic funding that CIGLR is offering in 2019. These opportunities include graduate student and postdoctoral fellowships, summits and working groups, rapid response funds, and outreach grants available to partners collaborating with NOAA GLERL or CIGLR scientists.

In attendance will be students, scientists, postdoctoral scholars, administrators, and business leaders from Fondriest Environmental, Great Lakes Observing System, Great Lakes Environmental Center, International Joint Commission, Michigan Environmental Council, LimnoTech, National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes Regional Center, NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, The Nature Conservancy Great Lakes Division, Central Michigan University, Cornell University, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, University of Windsor, University of Minnesota Duluth, and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.

2019 Partner Programs: Accepting Proposals through December 1

CIGLR is accepting proposals from Regional Consortium members for a suite of programs including Postdoctoral Fellowships, Graduate Research Fellowships, Summer Fellowships, Summits and Working Groups, Rapid Funds, and ECO Awards. These programs aim to build collaborative partnerships through career development opportunities, visionary science, and impactful outreach. Please visit the full program announcements for descriptions, eligibility, and application information. Contact CIGLR Program Manager Mary Ogdahl ( with questions.


Join CIGLR in 2019! Accepting Proposals for New Regional Consortium Members

CIGLR seeks proposals for new members to join our Regional Consortium, which serves to expand our research expertise and capacity across the Great Lakes. Successful applicants will join the nine research universities, three non-governmental organizations, and three businesses currently partnering with CIGLR in cutting-edge research and a suite of programs that aim to build collaborative partnerships through career development opportunities, visionary science, and impactful outreach. Interested institutions and organizations can find more information on the benefits, terms, and proposal requirements in the full call for proposals. Contact CIGLR Director Dr. Brad Cardinale with questions ( or 734-764-9689).


CIGLR is pleased to welcome three new members to our team!