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NASA EPSCoR Research White Papers Sought by 12/15/14

Solicitation of White Papers
from researchers at any of the institutions of higher learning within the
Mississippi NASA EPSCoR Jurisdiction
issued by the
Mississippi NASA EPSCoR/ Space Grant Director
in anticipation of the
FY 2015 NASA EPSCoR Research Announcement/Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN)

GoMRI RFP-V

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) has released the GoMRI Request for Proposals for Individual Investigators or Small Collaborative Teams for 2016-2018. The purpose of the RFP is to select the research activities for GoMRI Years 6–8 (1 January 2016 – 31 December 2018) involving individual investigators or collaborative efforts comprising a principal investigator and up to three co-principal investigators.

NSF Daylong HBCU-UP Workshop at JSU 11/20

NSF HBCU-UP Outreach Workshop
November 20, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
at Jackson State University

William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants on Inequality or Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Pratice

This program provides research grants ranging from $100K to $600K over 2-3 years to support theory-building and empirical research projects on reducing inequality or the use of research evidence in policy and practice.

USAID Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge

USAID has issued a call for short (2-7 page) expressions of interest on ideas to develop new practical and cost-effective solutions to improve infection treatment and control that can be rapidly deployed (1) to help health care workers provide better care and (2) transform our ability to combat Ebola. 2nd round submissions are due 12/1/2014, but there will be future rounds as well.

For more information, see: http://www.usaid.gov/grandchallenges/ebola.

 

 

Webinar 12/14 on NINDS CREATE Bio Program

  Event Information: GUIRR Webinar: NINDS CREATE Bio Program     Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.  

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award Competition 2015

Program:  Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) has announced the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award competition for 2015. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of junior faculty and result in new funding opportunities. Each award is $5,000 for one year (June 1 to May 31) and requires an institutional match of $5,000 (to provided by ORSP). UM internal due date for applications is December 11, 2014.

NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) 2015

This MRI 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. ORSP will conduct a review process to select up to three pre-proposals for advancement into full proposals to NSF.

Coordinating Proposals Submissions through ORSP

To those submitting applications and proposals for sponsored programs at UM, this is a reminder of important responsibilities & opportunities.

A. Notify the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Input Sought for Habitat and Water Quality Restoration Proposals

Solicitation of Input to State of Mississippi
in support of Mississippi’s 1st round of Bucket 2 Proposals to the RESTORE Council

for projects and programs addressing
 Habitat Conservation/Restoration or Water Quality Restoration

to be funded under the Council-Selected Ecosystem Restoration and Protection Component

Defense Threat Reduction Agency - Ebola BAA 2014-15

Defenese Threat Reduction Agancy (DTRA)
Chemical/Biological Technologies Directorate (CBTD)
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for FY1015-16
HDTRA1-15-EBOLA-BAA

The primary objective of this BAA is to support the development of near-term solutions that can assist with the current Ebola outbreak, such as therapeutic and vaccine candidates; diagnostic capabilities; modeling capabilities; and data gaps. The BAA calls for proposals in the following topics:

MRC Call for Concept Papers for potential statewide research initiatives

Concept Papers Due: November 21, 2014 

Submit concept papers to the Chief Research Officer at your home institution: 

JSU: Dr. Loretta Moore, loretta.a.moore@jsums.edu 

MSU: Dr. David Shaw, dshaw@research.msstate.edu 

UM: Dr. Alice Clark, amclark@olemiss.edu 

UPDATED: NSF EPSCoR Track 2: Call for pre-proposals and idea papers Water/Food/Energy Nexus, or, Understanding the Human Brain

Solicitation of UM Idea Papers and UM Round 1 Pre-Proposals
for NSF’s EPSCoR Track-2 Funding Opportunity for Research in
The Water/Food/Energy Nexus
or
Understanding the Human Brain

NSF- FY 2015 Clean Energy Technologies Funding Opportunities

August 18, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

It is critical to provide sustainable and economical energy systems on a scale sufficient to power all of society's needs. The development of clean energy technologies is an important step in that direction as it addresses the interrelated challenges of producing safe and responsible energy sources while reducing our dependence on foreign oil and minimizing the impact on the environment.

Defense Systems Technical Area Tasks (DS TAT) at the University of Mississippi

In summer 2014, a URS Corporation-led team of 40 university and industry partners won a 5-year umbrella government contract to conduct technical services related to defense systems. The specific areas of interest are: Weapons Systems Survivability/Vulnerability; Advanced Materials; Autonomous Systems; Non-lethal Weapons and Information Operations; Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability, and Interoperability (RMQSI); Energetics; Military Sensing; and Directed Energy.

NSF Temporary/Rotator Programs

NSF offers opportunities for scientists, engineers, and educators to join NSF as temporary program officers, called rotators. "Rotators make recommendations about which proposals to fund; influence new directions in the fields of science, engineering, and education; support cutting-edge interdisciplinary research; and mentor junior research members. As a rotator, you will be in a prime position to collaborate with others and increase your visibility as you survey the entire breadth of U.S. and international science, engineering, and education in real time.

NSF-CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)

Program:  The Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Research Infrastructure (CRI) program within the National Science Foundation (NSF) drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating CISE divisions by supporting the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure that will support focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering. This infrastructure will enable CISE researchers to advance the frontiers of CISE research.

NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) 2014-15

The PIRE program supports fundamental research in all areas of science and engineering that are supported by NSF (including education research in any area that NSF supports) and that involve an international collaborator from any country in the world. Unlike in previous solicitations, there will be NO thematic emphasis for this year’s competition.

Key Dates (2014-15):

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).

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation’s Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry 2014

The Foundation seeks to further the development of scientific leadership in the field of environmental chemistry with a postdoctoral fellowship program. This program provides a principal investigator with an award of $120,000 over two years to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow.  The postdoctoral fellow is usually not already identified nor in the principal investigator's lab at the time of application.

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.

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)

Solicitation of Individual and Organizational Nominations

The UM Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) seeks pre-nominations by August 25, 2014, of UM individuals or organizations for the PAESMEM honorific awards program.

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)

 

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