CUSA graduate researcher Bemmy Maharramov has received a Newkirk Fellowship for her research project: “Innovative links between ‘on-the-ground’ environmental stewardship and local environmental policy making.”
Maharramov is a PhD student at the University of Irvine, California, School of Social Ecology, Department of Planning, Policy and Design. Her research is action oriented, focused on the integration of ecosystem services in urban and regional settings to benefit natural and human well-being. She is also interested in sustainable food systems in urban environments as a means of improving local food security and ecosystem function.
The UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society promotes appropriate and effective uses of research in the natural and social sciences to enhance the quality of human life. The Center is continuing its cycle of Newkirk Fellows, funded through a generous gift of Martha and Jim Newkirk. Awards are up to $8,000 and can be used for tuition, fees, and/or research support. Preference are given for proposals that are in line with the Newkirk Center mission by addressing scientific research issues that benefit society.
For more information about the Newkirk Center for Science and Society please visit: http://www.newkirkcenter.uci.edu.
For more information about funding opportunities from the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, please visit: http://www.newkirkcenter.uci.edu/grant.html