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

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Graduate Student Council Research Grants - 2021

See Request for Applications

Key Dates   

RFA Announced:                October 26, 2020
Applications Due:               January 11, 2021, by 5:00 pm
Awards Announced:           March 2021
 

NSF EPSCoR Track-2: Industries of the Future

UM ORSP RD Solicitation of Interest for
NSF EPSCoR RII Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (FEC)

Funding Opportunity for Research towards Industries of the Future

For 2021 (NSF 21-518[1]) and 2022 (anticipated) Competition Cycles
 

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.

Achieving Equity Investment Grants 2021

The principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the University of Mississippi’s mission of transformative teaching, learning, research, and service. The Office of the Provost, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement are pleased to announce the Achieving Equity Grants 2021 competition. First introduced in 2019, this seed grant program will continue to support innovative scholarly and creative efforts at UM that advance knowledge on topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

2021 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Achievement Nominations Process

 UM Call for Internal Pre-proposals for Institutional Nomination for
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards 2021

NSF Major Research Instrumentation 2021

UM Call for Internal Pre-proposals for NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
 Internal UM competition for 2021 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.

NOAA Restore Science Program 2021

Summary of Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) NOAA-NOS-NCCOS-2021-2006590
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.451, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Science, Observation, Monitoring, and Technology

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

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