Non-funding, non-event announcements.

School of Pharmacy CORE Research Day

The School of Pharmacy CORE Research Day on May 21 will feature posters and speakers covering the research cores, natural products and neuroscience. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit

UM Undergraduate Research Journal news

The University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal (UMURJ)'s editorial board is now accepting submissions for the journal’s third volume. This is an exciting opportunity for students to be introduced to the editing and publishing process of the research world. Submissions are now open until 5:00 P.M. CST on February 22, 2019.

Awards of $500, $300, and $200 will be offered for the best, 2nd best, and 3rd best student submissions.

Advancing Mississippi Conference 2019

University Research Center (URC), a division of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) is hosting its fourth annual “Advancing Mississippi” Conference on Friday, September 6, 2019 in Jackson. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to making Mississippi’s future brighter for all citizens.  Conference papers should address long-term challenges facing the state.

UM IRB will not be accepting applications between January 7th and January 18th

Final revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects were issued by the Department of Health and Human Services and will be effective on January 21, 2019.

Call for Undergraduate Research Development Fellows

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is seeking applications from faculty or staff interested in serving as Undergraduate Research Development Fellows for 2019.

Building on the groundwork laid by the 2018 fellowship, this year’s Fellow(s) will continue to expand undergraduate participation in research and creative scholarship (UGR) by providing leadership and coordination in one or several ongoing areas of need:

Webinar: Proposal-Writing Strategies for the National Science Foundation:

The National Science Foundation's Thomas Baerwald will conduct two identical (repeat) webinars for the UM community to provide information about the range of opportunities available from NSF, as well as ways to approach identifying which competitions to enter and strategies for writing strong and compelling proposals. Dr. Baerwald, an NSF program director with more than 30 years of experience, will provide an overview presentation, but time will be left for questions, answers, and more informal discussions.

NSF CAREER 2018: Important Dates and Resources

We are expecting to submit a record number (13) NSF CAREER proposals in 2018. To make sure that we have time to review all of these proposals, please note and adhere to the following posted dates and deadlines.

Changes in NIGMS Support R15 Grants in the Basic Biomedical Sciences

Changes in NIGMS Support of Academic Research Enhancement Award (R15) Grants in the Basic Biomedical Sciences

After May 7, 2018, the National Institute for General Medical Sciences will no longer accept R15 Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) applications under the NIH Parent R15 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)  PA-18-504 

Cyber Security Conference to be held at Auburn University, April 7-10, 2018

Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2018 SEC Academic Conference, scheduled for April 7-10 at Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. The event is entitled Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility, and in addition to lively student challenges and compelling faculty panels, the SEC Academic Conference will feature nationally and internationally recognized experts as keynote speakers.