Announcement

Non-funding, non-event announcements.

Call for UM Technology & Policy Expertise Related to the Use of Electromagnetic Spectrum

In anticipation of joining a consortium to compete for federal grants and contracts addressing the increasing national demand for the use of electromagnetic spectrum, the UM Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is inventorying UM experience, expertise and/or interest in technologies, experimentation, and/or policy development related to the use of spectrum(s).

Coffee Chat with W.K. Kellogg Foundation Program Officer 8/13

RSVP to Iris McKenley (iam@wkkf.org) by Friday Aug. 8 to attend this Aug. 13 conversation about healthy kids and food at the Koinania Coffee House in Jackson, MS. Click here for details.

Call for Nominations for UM Faculty interested in serving as Interim Director of Mississippi NASA Space Grant Consortium

With the impending retirement of UM Professor of Chemical Engineering Dr. Peter Sukanek, the Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs is seeking nominations (including self-nominations, endorsed by faculty member’s chair or dean) of UM faculty members interested in becoming Interim Director of the Mississippi Space Grant Consortium (MSSGC).

Over six months, the selected candidate will work with VCRSP to develop a 5-year strategic vision for the MSSGC, and present that plan to the full MSSGC for endorsement.

New Graduate Tuition Rate for Proposal Budgets

Effective immediately the new rate for graduate student tuition on sponsored project proposals is $3,501 per full-time (9 hours) student per semester.

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

 

(updated 7/15/2014)

 

Register Now for the 2014 Southeastern Conference Symposium

The 2014 Southeastern Conference Symposium, entitled Prevention of Obesity: Overcoming a 21st Century Public Health Challenge, will be held September 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia. This event will bring together SEC scholars for the purpose of critically reviewing the body of knowledge that could guide the development and implementation of an effective national effort to markedly reduce the percentage of the American population that becomes overweight or obese.  

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Webinar- April 1, 2-3 pm.

 

From: "Teresa D. Gammill" <TGammill@research.msstate.edu>, Mississippi State

Subject: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Webinar

 

Program:  As part of MSU's Graduate Student Appreciation Week, MSU will be hosting Dr. Giselle Muller-Parker from the National Science Foundation who is the director for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
 

Inaugural MS Bio Conference, 3/25

Inaugural Mississippi Bio Conference
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
University of Mississippi Medical Center Student Union
Jackson, MS

2014 Dept. of Defense- Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Pre-Announcement

Program:  The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Defense Appropriations Act provides research funding for the peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense (DOD) office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). DOD recently released a pre-announcement (http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/press.shtml) for the following program:

Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP)

NSF- Strategic Plan for 2014-2018

Investing in science, engineering, and education for the nation's future, the National Science Foundatoin (NSF) has three strategic goals--Transform the frontiers of science and engineering; Stimulate innovation and address societal needs through research and education; and Excel as a Federal Science Agency--to guide the individual and collective efforts involved in achieving the agency’s mission.

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