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Woodward Hines Education Foundation IMPACT Grant Initiative 2020

The Provost’s Office, in coordination with University Development and ORSP Research Development, seeks internal pre-proposals related to the Woodward Hines Education Foundation (WHEF)’s new IMPACT Grant Initiative (Improving Mississippi’s Persistence And Achievement Together)[1], for projects to “provide data-informed solutions aimed at improving student outcomes for populations traditionally underrepresented in higher ed

Fastlane and Research.gov Planned Outage Nov 8 - 12

The Fastlane and Resarch.gov portals will be offline for a planned systems migration from the evening of Friday, November 8, to the morning of Tuesday, November 12. 

During this outage, there will be no access to these websites, proposals cannot be submitted in FastLane or Research.gov, and project reports and cash requests cannot be submitted in Research.gov. However, previously saved information and uploaded documents in FastLane and Research.gov, including in-progress proposals and project reports, will be accessible after the migration is completed.

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Achievement Competition 2020

Updated 10/7/2019 with additional information on the review process.

Summary:  Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) sponsors the annual Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards competition, providing seed funding for research by junior faculty and, catalyzing competitiveness for other funding. Awards are $5K for one year (June 1 to May 31) and require a match of $5K (provided by ORSP).

NSF Major Research Instrumentation 2020

UM Call for Internal Pre-proposals for NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
 Internal UM competition for 2020 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.

Information Session: NSF GRFP 2020

The University of Mississippi (UM) Graduate School and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) will co-sponsor a Lunch and Learn Information Session on the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm in the MEC at the Jackson Avenue Center (the JAC).

NSF AISL 2019

Solicitation of UM Pre-Proposals for Limited Submission Opportunity
NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)NSF Program Solicitation: NSF-573

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504793

Solicitation of Notices of Intent for NSF AISL: Advancing Informal STEM Learning

ORSP seeks Notices of Intent by 5pm, 8/5/2019, from UM individuals interested in leading proposals to the NSF AISL limited submission funding opportunity. If more NOIs are received than the 3 institutional slots allowed for this competition, ORSP will announce an internal competition to select which 3 proposals to move forward. The due date for those NSF proposals is 11/6/2019. 

MBRACE RFP 2019

The Mississippi Based RESTORE Act Center of Excellence (MBRACE) has issued a Request for Proposals a for Competitive Research Program Awards to address critical research gaps in the north-central Gulf of Mexico related to Water Quality and/or Oyster Reefs and their Sustainability. Click here to read the RFP.

School of Pharmacy CORE Research Day

The School of Pharmacy CORE Research Day on May 21 will feature posters and speakers covering the research cores, natural products and neuroscience. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit pharmacy.olemiss.edu/research-cores.

The University of Mississippi Research Day 2019

The fifth annual University of Mississippi Research Day will be held Friday, April 26, 2019, at the Jackson Avenue Center on the Oxford campus.  Alternating each year between the Oxford and Jackson campuses, Research Day provides a forum for UM and UMMC employees and students to share their exciting research and creative scholarship work and interests with one another in an environment that facilitates conversation and collaboration building.

Activities will begin promptly at 10am and conclude by 3pm.

NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25) 2019

Solicitation of UM Pre-Proposals for Limited Submission Opportunity
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25)

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: PAR-17-339
https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-339.html

Brain Wellness Constellation (BWC) Neuroscience Summer Research Education Program

Brain Wellness Constellation (BWC)
Neuroscience Summer Research Education Program
Request for Applications (RFA)

The objective of the BWC is to realize a fuller understanding behind brain function as a result of injury, addiction, and disease. Engagement in population-based research, clinical care, education, and basic research will assist with the development of technologies and evidence-based practices that bolster prevention of and recovery from brain impairment.

SEC Faculty Travel Grants 2019-20

Faculty may apply by April 30 for funds to visit one or more other Southeastern Conference (SEC) university campuses in the 2019-20 academic year. 

See http://research.olemiss.edu/SECTravelGrants,

See also https://www.thesecu.com/programs/sec-faculty-travel-program/.

UM Undergraduate Research Journal news

The University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal (UMURJ)'s editorial board is now accepting submissions for the journal’s third volume. This is an exciting opportunity for students to be introduced to the editing and publishing process of the research world. Submissions are now open until 5:00 P.M. CST on February 22, 2019.

Awards of $500, $300, and $200 will be offered for the best, 2nd best, and 3rd best student submissions.

Advancing Mississippi Conference 2019

University Research Center (URC), a division of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) is hosting its fourth annual “Advancing Mississippi” Conference on Friday, September 6, 2019 in Jackson. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to making Mississippi’s future brighter for all citizens.  Conference papers should address long-term challenges facing the state.

UM Undergraduate Research Experiences 2019

UM Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (UM-SURE) 2019:
Call for Proposals for Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs seeks applications in two tracks for UM Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (UM-SURE); also, for Undergraduate Travel Grants.

Track-1: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

NSF EPSCoR Track 4 2019

Solicitation of UM Pre-Proposals for Limited Submission Opportunity
NSF EPSCoR RII Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows

Program Solicitation: NSF 18-526

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504901

UM IRB will not be accepting applications between January 7th and January 18th

Final revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects were issued by the Department of Health and Human Services and will be effective on January 21, 2019.

Graduate Student Council Research Grants - 2019

See Request for Applications (RFA) v8a.

Key Dates   

RFA Announced:                 November 27, 2018
Applications Due:                February 4, 2019, by 5:00 pm
Awards Announced:            Week of March 26

Call for Undergraduate Research Development Fellows

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is seeking applications from faculty or staff interested in serving as Undergraduate Research Development Fellows for 2019.

Building on the groundwork laid by the 2018 fellowship, this year’s Fellow(s) will continue to expand undergraduate participation in research and creative scholarship (UGR) by providing leadership and coordination in one or several ongoing areas of need:

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