Non-funding, non-event announcements.

UM NSF GRFP Workshop and Student Incentive Program

The UM Graduate School, the UM Office of National Scholarship Advisement, and the UM Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, with support from the Provost’s Office, are teaming up to encourage UM student applications to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The GRFP provides three years of support ($34K living stipend plus a $12,000 educational allowance) for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. proposal preparation demonstration site

The following is the text of a recent e-mail blast from NSF's Jean Feldman, regarding the launch of the proposal demonstration preparation site.

Dear Colleagues:


NSF and NIH Virtual Grants Conferences, 2020

This fall, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (October) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) (November) will each be holding virtual conferences over several days, that are free of charge. These are tremendous opportunities for faculty members who are interested in learning more about funding opportunities from these agencies, tips for placing and writing more effective proposals to these opportunities, and information about policies and procedures related to proposals and awards. We encourage you to check out these programs, sign up, and tune it.

Matlab/Simulink Renewed for 2020

UM's Matlab/Simulink campus-wide license has been reneweed for the calendar year 2020. To continue using the software, users may need to re-activate their installations. Instructions for doing so may be accssed at

Matlab Software Reactivation Required

UM's Matlab/Simulink 2019-20 academic year license is set to expire April 30, 2020.

To continue to use the software through at least June 30, 2020, users and admins will need to reactivate their installations. Instructions for doing so may be accssed at



NEW Interdisciplinary Research Development Program (INSPiRED)

University of Mississippi INterdiSciPlinary REsearch Development (INSPiRED) Program
(Cohort 1 - Fall 2020)

Winter 2020 NSF Career Development Workshop

The Division of Research Development in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will conduct a UM Winter 2020 NSF CAREER Development Program January 16th and 17th on the Oxford campus (exact location TBD). Potential UM Proposers to the NSF CAREER Development Program (early career UM faculty members in STEM-related fields), Future STEM Faculty Members (postdocs and senior doctoral students planning academic careers in STEM disciplines) and Support Pro

Fastlane and Planned Outage Nov 8 - 12

The Fastlane and portals will be offline for a planned systems migration from the evening of Friday, November 8, to the morning of Tuesday, November 12. 

During this outage, there will be no access to these websites, proposals cannot be submitted in FastLane or, and project reports and cash requests cannot be submitted in However, previously saved information and uploaded documents in FastLane and, including in-progress proposals and project reports, will be accessible after the migration is completed.