The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is soliciting proposals by 4 p.m. Central Time, August 7, 2014, for one- or two-year research projects to address Resilient Communities and Economies (RCE) along the Alabama and Mississippi coast. Up to $65,000 of federal funds can be requested per project, and a non-federal match of 1 dollar for every 2 dollars of federal funding is required.
Program: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications that use a systems approach to investigate how drought, climate change, and land use practices impact the quality and availability of surface and groundwater sources nationally. EPA is also interested in research that will help communities anticipate, plan and adapt to these new climate scenarios in the future.
The NSF due date for the 2014 REU proposals is August 27, 2014.
UM faculty members considering an REU proposal are encouraged to notify your ORS Program Development Specialist by May 19th (or as soon thereafter as possible) so that we can help identify resources to inform your proposal.
The NSF due dates for the 2014 CAREER competition are July 21 (BIO, CISE, HER); July 22 (ENG); and July 23 (GEO, MPS, SBE).
Eligible UM faculty members considering a CAREER proposal are encouraged to notify your ORSP Program Development Specialist/Research Advocate by May 19th (or as soon thereafter as possible) so that we can help identify resources to inform your proposal.
Program: The BElgium WAllonia REsearch (BEWARE) Fellowhips offer the possibility for highly skilled researchers to perform a research stay in Belgium (Wallonia and Brussels) and benefit from the expertise of innovative SMEs, research centers or universities. This program is co-funded by the European Commission through the COFUND program of the Marie Curie Actions. All research fields are eligible but the research project must demonstrate an innovative aspect and/or enable technology transfer.
This new program is just one of several activities sponsored by the SECU, the academic initiative of the 14-school SEC athletic conference. The grant is awarded annually to one SEC institution to expand student-focused collaboration among ALL applicable SEC universities. Examples of collaborative activities include intra-conference competitions, graduate student recruiting fairs, and undergraduate research initiatives, among others.
University of Mississippi faculty may apply for grants to visit other SEC universities through a program sponsored by the SECU academic initiative, and administered at UM for the Provost by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). The program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC universities. It gives faculty members at UM and other SEC universities the opportunity to travel to any another SEC campus to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals, and conduct research.
Program: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks and they: