Non-funding, non-event announcements.

ORNL Challenge for Undergraduates, Summer 2016 Internships

This innovative new internship program at ORNL invites undergraduate juniors and seniors to help develop their own unique method for solving a complex and challenging scientific research problem. The program is geared towards students who think outside of the box and are ready to put their problem solving skills to the test.

Conversations with Program Officers Initiative

ORSP is piloting a new initiative to facilitate research visits or conversations with program officers and other decisions makers or policy setters at funding organizations.

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ORSP Information Session: UM Gulf Oil Spill Recovery and Restoration Task Force

January 28, 2016

3pm – 4:30 pm

E.F. Yerby Conference Center
University of Mississippi

The UM Office of Research has put together a task force to monitor developments of the Gulf oil spill recovery and restoration process.  The goals of the Task Force are to:

Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference Webcast Nov. 14-15

The Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference will take place on November 14-15, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA, with host Carnegie Mellon University. Key representatives from the National Science Foundation will be speaking. Although conference registration is closed, the plenary (general) sessions will be streamed live via webcast to those in the research community, and will also be recorded for on-demand viewing once the conference has conclude.

Science Communication: Take Charge of It!

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Physics Colloquium
Lewis 101
Tuesday, 10/25/16, 4pm

Title:                            Science Communication: Take Charge of It! 

ORSP Investment Grants Round 2 or Other R&D Program Coming Fall 2015

The original Round 1 RFP for the ORSP-IG pilot program anticipated that there would be a Round 2 competition with a pre-porposal due date of September 15. While we are still looking at the possibility of a ORSP-IG Round 2, or perhaps an alternative pilot research and development program, we are not ready to issue a call for proposals at this point, and so nothing is due September 15. Please watch UMToday in starting in October for announcements about a Round 2 or other possible internal grants opportunity. 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Webinar August 29

NSF EPSCoR is hosting a webinar on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 1 pm (CDT) for all those interested in learning more about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

ORSP-IG Grant Reviewers Needed

ORSP is seeking reviewers for ORSP-IG proposals for 2015-16, starting this summer.  63 pre-proposals were received for Round 1 (due date was May 8). A subset of these will be invited as full proposals. Reviewers are needed for both pre-proposals and full proposals in the 3 anticipated rounds of funding in 2015-16. The estimated time commitment is 10-20 hours per round, depending on the volume of pre-proposals and the number of full proposals invited.

FastScan AFM Workshop March 25 at CME


Bruker Senior Application Scientist John Thornton will preset some of the latest advances in AFM microscopy, give hands-on demonstrations, and answer questions. Please see the Flyer for more details. Activites will occur between 9am and 3pm at the Center for Manufacturing Excellence.