The SustainUS Citizen Science program is now accepting papers by young U.S. rese…

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The SustainUS Citizen Science program is now accepting papers by young U.S. researchers for our annual youth science paper competition on original research related to sustainable development. You can find the application here.

Competition winners will:

Be published: Winning submissions will be published in Consilience: the Journal of Sustainable Development, a global journal for sustainable development produced by Columbia University.
Present at United Nations Commission: The authors of the winning papers will be invited to present their research at the 21st United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-21) in New York, New York in May 2012.
Participate in United Nations Delegation: Winners will be provided with an opportunity to be part of the SustainUS delegation to CSD-21 in New York.

Who and what Is Eligible?

Topic: Papers should be written on natural or social science topics related to sustainable development.
Level of study: High school (age 13-18), university (age 17-22), and graduate (age 21-26) level entries are eligible to apply. You do not need to be a currently enrolled student to submit your work.
Deadline: Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 1, 2013.

Learn more at: For additional information and to learn how to apply: please direct questions to

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SustainUS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of young people advancing sustainable development and youth empowerment in the United States. Through proactive education, research and advocacy at the policy-making and grassroots levels, we are building a future in which all people recognize the i...
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