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Mississippi EPSCoR Program- Grant Opportunity

MISSISSIPPI NSF EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM TO STIMULATE COMPETITIVE RESEARCH (MS EPSCoR) MODELING AND SIMULATION OF COMPLEX SYSTEMS COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY GRANT PROGRAM FOR MISSISSIPPI PREDOMINANTLY UNDERGRADUATE INSTITUTIONS 2013

Deadline: July 20, 2013

NTP Exhaust Scrubbing Opportunity

A team at NASA and the Stennis Space Center (NASA/SSC) is seeking a collaborator knowledgeable in radioactive hydrogent effluent filter technology to assist in evaluating exhaust scrubbing technology requirements for nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) engines--engines that could reduce risk and transit time for humans to Near-Earth Objects and/or Mars.

Workshop- Locating External Funding Opportunities - 6/25/2013 or 6/26/2013

Instructor:     Dr. Helen G. Kiss
Date/Time:    June 25, 2013 (9 – 11 am) and repeated on June 26, 2013 (2 – 4 pm)
Location:      107 Weir
Details:          Pivot COS Databases

Description: First hour: lecture on searching for funding opportunities including the Pivot-COS databases

NSF- Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program

Program:  The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program stimulates technological innovation in the private sector by strengthening the role of small business concerns in meeting Federal research and development needs, increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results, and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses.

2013-14 Natural Products Neuroscience Small Grant Program

Center of Biomedical Research Excellence and the Center of Research Excellence in Natural Products Neuroscience--University of Mississippi


Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Students

Description:   Opportunities to participate in research in a broad range of science and engineering activities related to basic sciences, energy, and the environment.

Discipline(s):   Computer science; earth, environmental, and marine sciences; engineering; life, health, and medical sciences; mathematics; physical sciences.

NIH- Interventions Testing Program (ITP) Application Form for Sponsors of Longevity Intervention Proposals

Program:  The National Institute of Aging (NIA) initiated the ITP to evaluate compounds or diets thought to extend longevity in mice by delaying or decelerating the aging process.

The Phase I experimental design has the following features:

NSF- Instrument Development for Biological Research

Program:  The Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) Program  supports the development, production, and distribution of novel instrumentation that addresses demonstrated needs in biological research in areas supported by NSF Biology programs (see http://www.nsf.gov/bio). These systems would benefit a broad user community through mass distribution of the technology. Interdisciplinary collaborations are strongly encouraged, as are partnerships with U.S.

NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-3: Building Diverse Communities

Program: Aims to enable the participation of underrepresented groups and members of organizations serving these groups in emerging fields of science and technology. Focuses on innovative, transformative initiatives in recruiting, training, mentoring, and retaining diverse populations for full participation in the nation's research and education enterprise. The research agenda of these projects should advance cross-cultural team science.

Initiatives may focus on, but are not limited to, one or more of the following:

Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2014: Sustaining Excellence

Program: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) plays a powerful role in advancing science education in the United States. According to the HHMI, the science education program supports initiatives with the power to transform education in the life sciences for all students.  Their objectives are to recruit and develop talented students who will become the future leaders of science education and to promote scientific literacy among all students.

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program Short Term Projects

Program:  The U.S. Department of Education and the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) offices upport the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program opportunity.  Under the program, funds will support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor.  Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, or group research/study.

U.S. Academic Institution Profiles Report - 4/17/2013

The National Science Foundation (NSF)  has released data from 2011 for the Academic Institution Profiles report. The report  provides selected data for individual U.S. academic institutions, such as the number of earned doctorates, number of full-time graduate students, total federal obligations, and total R&D expenditures. Information for Academic Institution Profiles is compiled from four surveys from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. Data are available in Excel format or through the WebCASPAR data tool at:

Working with Animal Models? Review the Updated American Veterinary Medical Association Guidelines

University of Mississippi and University of Mississippi Medical Center solicitation for pre-applications from brain researchers

The purpose of this solicitation is to invite pre-applications from senior faculty brain researchers at UM and UMMC to be considered for institutional nomination for the 2014 Scientific Innovations Award (SIA) in Neuroscience Award competition, sponsored by the Brain Research Foundation.

NSF- Cyberlearning: Transforming Education

Program: Through the Cyberlearning: Transforming Education program, the National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to integrate advances in technology with advances in what is known about how people learn to:

NSF- Education and Human Resources: Core Research (ECR) Program

Program:  The Natoinal Science Foundation (NSF) seeks proposals that will help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in the following areas: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning, STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM. The intention is to identify a broad range of vital investments for STEM education and learning research.

AACP Launches a New Website on Research Funding Opportunities

AACP (The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy)  launches  a new web page on their site that provides many links for faculty members to directly search for funding opportunities and deadlines in chosen research fields. These include federal agencies, non-federal research associations and foundations, and a section of additional funding opportunities that may not be broadly distributed.

DOE Energy 101 Course Framework

The Department of Energy (DOE) and its  Energy 101 project collaborators will present a live webcast entitled “The Energy 101 Course Framework” on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, from 2:00-4:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

DHS S&T SBIR Phase 1 Solicitation

This program aims to fund small businesses to conduct short R&D feasibility studies of potentially commercializable technologies related to any of the homeland security topics listed below. Could lead to Phase 2 funding for further development.

Topics of Interest to DHS S&T for this program:

NSF-Early Career Development Program

Program:  The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is the National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organization.  Areas supported include: the biological sciences, computer & information science & engineering, education and human resources, engineering, geosciences, mathematical & physical sciences, the social, behav

Solicitation to Contribute to UM Health Careers Day

The University of Mississippi will host a Health Careers Event to educate current and future students about diverse health-related academic programs and occupations of importance to Mississippi's communities and economy. The event will feature a number of 60-second talks on UM and UMMC academic programs, state and regional health-related occupations, and personal perspectives of UM/UMMC graduates working in these occupations.

NIH- Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy

Program:  The goal of this program announcement is to encourage methodological, intervention and dissemination research for understanding and promoting health literacy. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions (Ratzan and Parker, 2000). 

Deadlines:  June 5, 2013 and October 5, 2013 for the R01; June 16, 2013 and October 16, 2013 for the R21 and the R03 funding mechanism.

NIH Summer Research Experience Programs (R25)

Program:  The purpose of the NIH Summer Research Experience Program (referred to as the “Summer Research Program”) is to provide a high quality research experience for high school and college students and for science teachers during the summer academic break.  The NIH expects that such programs will: help attract young students to careers in science; provide opportunities for college students to gain valuable research experience to help prepare them for graduate school; and enhance the skills of science teachers and enable them to more effectively comm

DOE National Geothermal Student Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced its 2013 National Geothermal Student Competition.  The competition is designed to advance the understanding of geothermal energy as a valued resource by promoting innovation, exploration, and entrepreneurship among the nation’s colleges and universities.

NSF- Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education in Engineering (NUE)

Program:  NSF aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of the FY 2013 competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. 

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