NEA- Art Works

Program:  The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Office of Research & Analysis will make awards to support research that investigates the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components within the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life.

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

Program:  The purpose of this solicitation is to invite pre-applications from assistant professor level infectious disease researchers at UM and UMMC to be considered for institutional nomination for the Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) program, sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

NIH & NSF International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (U19)

FOA Number: RFA-TW-13-001

Program:  NIH and NSF invite applications to establish International Cooperative Biodiversity Groups (ICBG) comprised of international, public-private, interdisciplinary research teams for exploration and discovery of novel compounds and extracts from nature with potential for development as therapeutic agents for multiple disease targets, while building research capacity in partnering low and middle income countries, and ensuring sustainable use of resources and equitable partnership frameworks.

NSF- Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Program:  The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF's mission. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

NLM Express Research Grants in Biomedical Informatics (R01)

Program:  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers support for innovative research in biomedical informatics. The scope of NLM's interest in the research domain of informatics is interdisciplinary, encompassing informatics problem areas in the application domains of health care, public health, basic biomedical research, bioinformatics, biological modeling, translational research and health information management in disasters.

Input solicited to MS Highway and Transportation Task Force

MS Senate Resolution No. 7 created a Highway and Transportation Task Force to "study revenue and expenditures necessary to develop and maintain an adequeate highway transportation system in Mississippi". If you have input, comments, or thoughts that you would like to share with the task force, please share them with IHL's representative to the task force, Dr.

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC)- Abe Fellowship Program

Program:  The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics.

NSF- Data-Intensive Research to Improve Teaching and Learning - An Ideas Lab to Foster Transformative Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Program:  The goal of this National Science Foundation program is to foster novel, transformative, multidisciplinary approaches that address the use of large data sets to create actionable knowledge for improving STEM teaching and learning environments (formal and informal) in the medium term, and to revolutionize learning in the longer term. These approaches will involve the work of learning scientists, STEM disciplinary experts, computer scientists, statisticians, database experts and educational researchers who design and study learning environments.

Reminder: New Project Reporting Service on for NSF Awards

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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: