The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.
The Space Grant Office at NASA Headquarters has recently distributed an opportunity for Space Grant institutions to propose a two-year project in one of two areas, undergraduate STEM retention and STEM educators. The full announcement may be viewed at here.
Interested in a summer appointment? Consider the Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)! They are now accepting application for the 2013 Summer Program. The deadline to apply is January 10, 2013 . Apply online at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/vfp/how-to-apply/
Program: USDA – NIFA Response: Building upon the four “New Biology for the 21st Century” challenges, above, USDA-NIFA has refocused its mission to direct agricultural sciences research, education, and extension programs on addressing five Priority Areas:
Program: The goal for exploratory/developmental bioengineering research grants (EBRG) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to foster the exploration and development of innovative technologies, models, techniques, designs, and methods that have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research by infusing principles and concepts from the quantitative sciences to transform our understanding of biological, clinical or translational science.
Speakers: Dr. Maxine Harper and Mr. Joey Rutherford
Date: Monday, November 5 Time: Noon – 1:00 PM Place:Butler Auditorium, in the Triplett Alumni Center, University of Mississippi, Oxford Campus For: UM Faculty and Researchers proposing or conducting projects with educational components
Speaker: Dr. Jack Wells Date: Thursday, October 25 Time: Noon – 1:00 PM Place:Butler Auditorium, in the Triplett Alumni Center, University of Mississippi, Oxford Campus For: UM Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, Honors College Students, Provost Scholars, and STEM Living Learning Community Residents*
Program: The Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP), provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of the NREIP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of Navy research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the Navy.
The Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) hosts over 1,000 educational participants from over 40 countries to work on cutting-edge research side-by-side with ORNL scientists and engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's largest science and energy laboratory. Whether you are a recent graduate, a graduate student, an undergraduate, a K-12 student, or a faculty member, ORNL has a program that will engage you in a scientific learning experience. For more information, go to: http://www.orau.org/ornl.
Pre-proposals are due to UM ORSP by Nov. 15, 2012 for this limited funding opportunity to acquire or develop shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training. This program 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.
Dr. John Z. Kiss, Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Biology ,will discuss his work in space research at the Department of Biology Seminar Series on September 28, 2012. The seminar will take place in 303 Shoemaker Hall at 2 pm.
As a first step to creating an interest group/community of UM scholarship and service pertaining to the Mississippi Delta, all UM employees with active projects, ideas, or capabilities of relevance to the Mississippi Delta are invited to share these via this linked survey: http://uofmississippi.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bgzIz1qFsg6NMJ7.
Preproposals for the NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 1 Program are hereby solicited. Pre-proposals from University of Mississippi researchers should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5PM, Monday, September 17, and must compliant with the attached RFP. See also the attached Mississippi Science and Technology Plan.
Call for UM Pre-proposals & Reviewers NIH Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)
Applications sought to conduct meetings, workshops, and symposia to bring together academic institutions/organizations and community organizations to identify opportunities for addressing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR).
Up to $4,000 can be requested by UM from ORAU to support events involving more than one ORAU institution. Typical events might involve visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition. Those interested in learning more about, or being considered for, this opportunity should notify Jason Hale NLT 5PM Thursday, July 12.
The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to support the independent research of outstanding young scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, for research projects in the biomedical sciences and chemistry.