The 2017 SEC Academic Conference will be held March 27-28 in Starkville, Mississippi, at The Mill Conference Center at Mississippi State University. Entitled “The Future of Water: Regional Collaboration on Shared Climate, Coastlines, and Watersheds,” this event will showcase contributions from researchers at SEC universities and from around the region.
The 3rd Annual University of Mississippi Research Day will be held Thursday, April 13, at the Inn at Ole Miss on the Oxford campus. Watch for details and registration information in UM Today and on the ORSP Web site in the coming weeks.
As of May 31, ORSP has already heard from 11 faculty members who are planning to submit NSF Faculty Early Career Development Proposals in 2016, and we have begun receiving proposal narratives to review from some of you. In addition, there are at least 6 other faculty members who have expressed interest in the program and, to our knowledge, have not yet ruled out a submission this year. Depending on the discipline, these proposals will be due to NSF July 20, 21, or 22.
Three University of Mississippi faculty members and two UM students will be presenting public policy and economics related research related to Mississippi at the “Advancing Mississippi: Research for a Better Mississippi for More Mississippians,” June 9th in Jackson, Mississippi. The event is being hosted by the
Mississippi State University will be hosting two NSF program officers who will be providing webinars and one-on-one online sessions with reserachers, April 4 and April 11, 2016. In the webinars, the program officers will share funding insight and information pertaining to strategies associated with successful proposals. For the one-on-one sessions, reserachers may 'pitch' a proposal idea to the visiting program officers and receive immediate feedback.
The mission of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare;to secure the national defense; and for other purposes. In FY 2015, NSF’s support fostered discoveries across a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. To view the full report, go to: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf16003