For guidance on maintaining continuity of research and sponsored program activities during the COVID-19 crisis, please see ORSP’s Keep Discovering page.

News

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 https://www.mathworks.com/content/dam/mathworks/mathworks-dot-com/academia/tah-support-program/files/how-to-update-tah-license.pdf.

NEH Summer Stipends 2021 and 2022

ORSP welcomes internal applications from eligible tenured or tenure-track faculty interested in being nominated for NEH Summer Stipends Competitions (2021 and 2022 project periods).

The Summer Stipends program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication by supporting the work of individual scholars doing research or scholarly writing. 

NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25) 2020

Solicitation of UM Pre-Proposals for Limited Submission Opportunity
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25)
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: PAR-20-153

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-153.html

Microsoft AI for Health COVID-19 Grants

Microsoft is now accepting requests to access Azure cloud and High Performance Computing capabilities in support of research related to the COVID-19 crisis, through 6/15/2020 or until further notice.

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 https://www.mathworks.com/content/dam/mathworks/mathworks-dot-com/academia/tah-support-program/files/how-to-update-tah-license.pdf.

 

 

Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Grant Proposals

Dr. Katrina Caldwell, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Community Engagement, will be joined by other team members in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement to provide information on resources, tips, and approaches to address diversity, equity, and inclusion when writing grant proposals. The presentation will be offered twice in May, each time followed by a question and answer session.

Brain Research Foundation 2021 Scientific Innovation Award

The UM ORSP Division Research Development and the UMMC ORSP Pre-Award Division seek candidates for nomination for The Brain Research Foundation’s (BRF) 2021 Scientific Innovation Award (SIA)[1].

USDA Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Program 2020

On April 3, the USDA announced that there will be a 2nd application window, from April 14 through July 13, for its 2020 Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant program.  Additional information on how to apply will be available on grants.gov on April 14.

Disaster Resilience Round 3 Seed Grants

For Round 3, the DRC invites any UM faculty member who is eligible to serve as a Principal Investigator to submit or lead a proposal under either of two tracks—Standard Track and Covid-19 Track. 
Previous DRC participation is not required.

NEW Interdisciplinary Research Development Program (INSPiRED)

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

Call for Undergraduate Research Applications 2020

The SURF Reporting Form can be downloaded here.

The Division of Research Development (RD) in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) seeks applications for UM Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (UM-SURE) in two tracks (UM-SURF and UM-SURGG), as well as for Undergraduate Research Travel Grants.

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

DoE EPSCoR National Labs 2020

Department of Energy EPSCoR-state National Laboratory Partnerships Program
UM Call for Internal Pre-Applications

NSF EPSCoR Track 4 2020

NSF EPSCoR Track-4 fellowships fund junior faculty to spend up to 6 months at a research-intensive remote site forming collaborations or accessing resources that will have meaningful impacts on their careers. UM can submit only 3 proposals.

Achieving Equity Investment Grants 2020

ORSP Investment Grant proposals are sought to conduct a research project focusing on one or more of the following Topics of InterestBias, Discrimination, Inequity, Disparity, Oppression, Anti-oppression, or related themes, in the context of Race, Ethnicity, Color, Religion, Sex (including Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation and Pregnancy), National Origin, Age, Disability, or Genetic Information—or other categories of difference or exclusion.  In order to maximize impact of this important work, consideration should be given to ho

Woodward Hines Education Foundation IMPACT Grant Initiative 2020

The Provost’s Office, in coordination with University Development and ORSP Research Development, seeks internal pre-proposals related to the Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF)’s new IMPACT Grant Initiative (Improving Mississippi’s Persistence And Achievement Together)[1], for projects to “provide data-informed solutions aimed at improving student outcomes for populations traditionally underrepresented in higher ed

Fastlane and Research.gov Planned Outage Nov 8 - 12

The Fastlane and Resarch.gov 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 Research.gov, and project reports and cash requests cannot be submitted in Research.gov. However, previously saved information and uploaded documents in FastLane and Research.gov, including in-progress proposals and project reports, will be accessible after the migration is completed.

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Achievement Competition 2020

Updated 10/7/2019 with additional information on the review process.

Summary:  Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) sponsors the annual Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards competition, providing seed funding for research by junior faculty and, catalyzing competitiveness for other funding. Awards are $5K for one year (June 1 to May 31) and require a match of $5K (provided by ORSP).

NSF Major Research Instrumentation 2020

UM Call for Internal Pre-proposals for NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
 Internal UM competition for 2020 NSF competition

NSF MRI seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments.

Information Session: NSF GRFP 2020

The University of Mississippi (UM) Graduate School and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) will co-sponsor a Lunch and Learn Information Session on the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm in the MEC at the Jackson Avenue Center (the JAC).

NSF AISL 2019

Solicitation of UM Pre-Proposals for Limited Submission Opportunity
NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)NSF Program Solicitation: NSF-573

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504793