With support from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Michigan State University (MSU), NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Awards (up to $700 each) are given to students, postdocs, and junior researchers (e.g., assistant professors) to cover expenses associated with attending the World Congress of IALE (International Association for
Landscape Ecology) in Portland, Oregon, during July 5-10, 2015.

The application package includes a cover letter, application form, abstract (as it was submit-ted to the IALE Congress), resume/CV, and budget. Applications are judged based on the merits of the applicants’ abstracts, financial needs, and professional backgrounds and goals.

Presentations (oral or poster) should focus on telecoupling (environmental and socioeconomic interactions over distances, such as human and animal migration, species dispersal, species invasion, disease spread, sound/noise transmission, spread of pollutants and wastes, trade of goods and products, flows of ecosystem services, environmental and hydrological flows, foreign investment, technology transfer, water transfer, and tourism). Topics may include applications of the telecoupling framework to address issues across landscapes or coupled human and natural systems (e.g., cross-scale and
cross-border dynamics, pattern, process, structure, function, and sustainability). For more information about telecoupling, please see http://csis.msu.edu/telecoupling.

Applicants from around the world (except former award recipients) are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is March 1, 2015.
More information (including the application form) about the NASA-MSU Program is available at the web site (http://csis.msu.edu/news/2015_nasa_msu_award).

Questions can be directed to:
Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu
Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability
Michigan State University.
East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.
Email: liuji@msu.edu