Science Communication: Take Charge of It!

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Physics Colloquium
Lewis 101
Tuesday, 10/25/16, 4pm

Title:                            Science Communication: Take Charge of It! 


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Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative
Request for Proposals (RFP-VI)

NSF ADVANCE - deadlines in 2016 and 2017

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers  (ADVANCE) 

Any and all interested in leading or contributing ideas/effort to an NSF ADVANCE proposal should contact Jason Hale at

Program Information and Solicitation:


Notes and Dates;

NSF EPSCoR RII Track 1 2017: MRC Request for Pre-Proposals

The Mississippi Research Consortium has issued a call for pre-proposals in antcipation next spring's anticipated NSF EPSCoR RII Track 1 Call for Proposals, for projects to begin late summer 2018. University of Mississippi-led FINAL pre-proposals, including those originating from the Medical Center campus in Jackson, should be submitted NLT November 18 to UM VCRSP Josh Gladden via the UM InfoReady Review Portal at  Acceptable UM/UMMC reproposals will be submitted by Dr.

NAS Gulf Research Program: Enhancing Coastal Community Resilience and Well-being in the Gulf of Mexico Region

Broad call for Scientifically Valid Research and Evidence-Based Practice projects to develop and test strategies for enhancing resilience. Think Broadly and Propose Innovative Approaches

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LOI and Proposal instructions:

Updated Graduate Tuition Rate for Proposal Budgets

Effective immediately, please use the updated rate for of $3,821 per semester for full time (9-hours) graduate assistant tuition on sponsored project proposals.

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


(updated 6/28/2016)


NOAA Restore Act Science Program 2016 Funding Announcement


CFDA Number: 11.451 – Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Science, Observation, Monitoring, and Technology

Agency: Department of Commerce

Sloan Research Fellowships 2016

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.  These $60,000, two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field.

NRC Research Associate Program 2016

The NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U.S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

Upcoming deadlines are August 1 and November 1.




The Berlin Prize 2017-18

The American Academy in Berlin is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. The deadline is Friday, September 30, 2016, at 12 noon EST (6 pm CET).

Whiting Public Engagement Fellowships 2016 for 2017-18

This 2nd year pilot program is designed to celebrate and support humanities faculty who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation. These fellowships aim to identify professors with a demonstrated commitment to using their intellectual expertise to reach wider audiences and to fund ambitious projects designed to have direct and significant impact on a specific public outside the academy.

Henry Luce Foundation Higher Education Grants

Grants of up to $250,000 (or rarely up to $500,000 for multi-year projects.)

Henry Luce Foundation Goals

NEH Summer Stipends 2016 Competition for Summer 2017

NEH has announced the 2016 competition for Summer Stipends for the summer of 2017. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project.

NSF CAREER 2016: UM ORSP Deadlines

As of May 31, ORSP has already heard from 11 faculty members who are planning to submit NSF Faculty Early Career Development Proposals in 2016, and we have begun receiving proposal narratives to review from some of you. In addition, there are at least 6 other faculty members who have expressed interest in the program and, to our knowledge, have not yet ruled out a submission this year. Depending on the discipline, these proposals will be due to NSF July 20, 21, or 22.

Advancing Mississippi Conference, June 9th, in Jackson, MS

Three University of Mississippi faculty members and two UM students will be presenting public policy and economics related research related to Mississippi at the “Advancing Mississippi: Research for a Better Mississippi for More Mississippians,” June 9th in Jackson, Mississippi. The event is being hosted by the

University Research Center (URC) – the economic policy of the Mississippi Institutions for Higher Learning (IHL).

UM presenters at the conference will be:

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Senior Scientist Mentor Program

This program supports emeritus faculty who maintain active research programs with undergraduates in the chemical sciences. The program provides an award of $20,000 over two years for undergraduate stipends and modest research support. Additional details are given at the Foundation Web site: Deadline is May 18th.

NSF Program Officers Webinars and online one-on-one sessions April 4, 11

Mississippi State University will be hosting two NSF program officers who will be providing webinars and one-on-one online sessions with reserachers, April 4 and April 11, 2016. In the webinars, the program officers will share funding insight and information pertaining to strategies associated with successful proposals. For the one-on-one sessions, reserachers may 'pitch' a proposal idea to the visiting program officers and receive immediate feedback.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Synthesis Grants 2016 Connecting Environmental, Social, and/or Health Data

Need help finding collaborators for this funding oportunity? Fill out this Doodle poll with your availability for a Collabotion Pop-Up meeting with other UM Researchers.

Opportunity Overview: