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NSF- Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC)

Program: In 2013, a new NSF-funded petascale computing system, Blue Waters, was deployed at the University of Illinois. The goal of the project and system was to open up new possibilities in science and engineering by providing computational capability that makes it possible for investigators to tackle much larger and more complex research challenges across a wide spectrum of domains.  

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program Grant

Program:  NIST is soliciting applications from eligible colleges and universities in the U.S. and its territories, nominating undergraduate students to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program (SURF Program). The SURF Program will provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with internationally known NIST scientists, to expose them to cutting-edge research, and to promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- Environmental Health Summer Fellowship

Program:  A fellowship opportunity is available in the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) within the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). DLS develops and applies laboratory science to prevent disease and death caused by exposure to toxic substances, and to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of selected chronic diseases.

NOAA- PROGRAM SOLICITATION FOR SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR)

Program:  The Department of Commerce (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) invites small businesses to submit research proposals under this solicitation.

GoMRI RFP IV: Investigating the Effects of Oil Spills on the Environment and Public Health

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative has announced the 4th phase RFP, with pre-proposals due January 4th. This will be handled within UM as a limited submission opportunity. As such, those planning to serve as a Consortium Director on a proposal should notify ORSP (Alice Clark or Jason Hale)) no later than December 6, and those planning to serve as IN ANY CAPACITY (PI, co-PI, or collaborator) on any proposal from UM or another instiution must notify ORSP no later than December 13, or after the 13th, immediately upon being invited to collaborate on a proposal.

New NSF Grant Proposal Guide-Effective February 24, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released the new Grant Proposal Guide (GPG), NSF 14-1, which is in effect  for grant proposals submitted on or after February 24, 2014.  The complete guide is located at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf14001/gpg_index.jsp

Mississippi Senate’s Highway Study Committee Town Hall Meeting - 12/16/2013

The Mississippi Senate's Highway Study Committee will hold three "Town Hall" meetings in December 2013 to hear suggestions from the public about how the state can better improve our highways, roads, and bridges. One of these meetings will be held at the Inn at Ole Miss, Monday, December 16, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Invitation- Governor's Energy Summit

Program:  The Mississippi Energy Institute invites you to the 2013 Governor's Energy Summit. The event will be held on December 5, 2013 at the Jackson Convention Center. Our agenda is comprised of great speakers, a panel discussion and a special keynote address at our complimentary luncheon. This event serves as a comprehensive overview of energy and the economy in both the United States and, specifically, in Mississippi.

Time: The program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and lunch will be provided

SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grants Program 2013-14 (UPDATED 11/19)

Updates in Bold

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.

NEH- Media Projects: Development Grants

Program:  Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script or a design document and should also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement in collaboration with a partner organization or organizations.

Media Projects grants will support the following formats:

EPA- 11th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

Program:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through its National Center for Environmental Research announces the posting of the Request for Applications, 11th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) with the goal of using scientific principals in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The applicants will propose to do research, develop and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society.

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

 

Pre-proposals are due to UM ORSP by December 4, 2013 for this limited funding opportunity to acquire or develop shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training.

NIH- Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Global Health (UH2/UH3)

Program:  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces a new initiative to support the development of cancer-relevant technologies suitable for use in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).  Specifically, the NIH solicits applications for projects to adapt, apply, and validate existing or emerging technologies into a new generation of user-friendly, low-cost devices or assays that are clinically comparable to currently used technologies for imaging, in vitro detection/diagnosis, or treatment of cancers in humans living in LMICs.

NSF- Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

Program:  The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments for public and professional audiences; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and develop understandings of deeper learning by participants.

Chemistry without Chemicals: 10/31 Talk

What Do Chemistry, Video Games, Supercomputers, and the Nobel Prize Have in Common?

CLIR Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources.

Program: The purposes of this fellowship program are to:

- help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources;
- enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available;

Mandatory PI Training

The University Research Board has approved Mandatory Grant Management Education and Training for all UM faculty and staff who serve as Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs on sponsored grants and contracts.  The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is preparing training modules to be offered as Blackboard courses to all current PIs and Co-PIs.

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award Competition 2014

Program:  Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) has announced the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award competition for 2014. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of junior faculty and result in new funding opportunities. Each award is $5,000 for one year (June 1 to May 31) and requires an institutional match of $5,000. UM internal due date for applications is December 11, 2013.

ORAU University Partnerships Office - Graduate Student Support to Attend the Nobel Laureates Meeting in Germany

Program:  Since 1951, Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine convene annually in Lindau, Germany, to have open and informal meetings with students and young researchers. The Laureates lecture on the topic of their choice in the mornings and participate in less formal, small-group discussions with the students in the afternoons and some evenings.

DoD- DEFENSE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTRUMENTATION PROGRAM (DURIP)

Program:  The Department of Defense (DoD) seeks proposals to purchase instrumentation in support of research in areas of interest to the DoD, including areas of research supported by the Army Research Office (ARO), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), hereafter referred to collectively as “the administering agencies.” The research areas of interest to the administering agencies are available on-line at the following addresses:

Army Research Office:

NSF/NIH- Smart and Connected Health

Program:  The goal of the Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease.

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