NSF- Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2)

Program:  The goal of research funded under the interdisciplinary P2C2 solicitation is to utilize key geological, chemical, atmospheric (gas in ice cores), and biological records of climate system variability to provide insights into the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth's past climate variability, the sensitivity of Earth's climate system to changes in forcing, and the response of key components of the Earth system to these changes.

U.S. Dept. of Education- Application for New Awards: Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs

Program:  The Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute's FY 2014 competitions for grants to support education research and special education research. The Director takes this action under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002.

Update: NSF EPSCoR Track 2 RFP

Louisiana/Mississippi Collaboration Required for EPSCoR Track‐2 Proposals

Reminder: Full proposals are due on October 2, 2013. The RFP is available at:‐epscor‐research‐infrastructure‐improvement‐rii‐track‐2‐

ORSP Lunch and Learn: Research Collaboration Opportunities in Defense Intelligence

Speakers:      Carl Jensen, Director of CISS
                       Melissa Graves, Associate Director of CISS

Date/Time:    Tuesday, July 30, 
                        12:00 noon to 2:00 PM

New Graduate Tuition Rate for Proposal Budgets

Effective immediately the new rate for graduate student tuition on sponsored project proposals is $3,330 per full-time (9 hours) student per semester.

These rates are posted on the Current Rates and Codes page of the ORSP website.


(updated 7/3/2013)


Mississippi Research Consortium- SWOT Mission Application Representative

Attached below is a Statement of Work, Task Order #NNS13AA72T, from the Mississippi Research Consortium

Deadline for submission of proposals is on or before COB Thursday, July 11, 2013.

All proposals are required to include a price breakdown (i.e., labor rates and hours, material/supplies, and travel, if applicable).


Neutron Scattering Science Call for Proposals

Proposals for beam time at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) will be accepted via the web-based proposal system until 12:00 (NOON) EASTERN TIME, Wednesday, September 11, 2013.  This call is for experiments anticipated to run from January through June 2014.

NSF/NIH- Joint Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences

Program:  The Division of Mathematical Sciences in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plan to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences. Both agencies recognize the need and urgency for promoting research at the interface between the mathematical sciences and the life sciences.

Mississippi EPSCoR Program- Grant Opportunity


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 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.