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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: www.dreyfus.org. 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. http://doodle.com/poll/xi6gd7mgwpvvq3xp

Opportunity Overview:

NSF- FY 2015 Performance and Financial Highlights

The mission of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare;to secure the national defense; and for other purposes.  In FY 2015, NSF’s support fostered discoveries across a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. To view the full report, go to:  http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf16003

HRSA-16-020: Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program

The purpose of the Delta Program is to fund organizations located in the eight Delta States that promote, through planning and implementation, the development of integrated health care networks that have combined the functions of the eligible entities participating in the networks in or to:  achieve efficiencies;  expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.

Neutron Science Call for Proposals

Proposals for beam time at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) and Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) will be accepted via ORNL's web-based proposal system until NOON EASTERN TIME, Wednesday, April 13, 2016.  This call is for experiments anticipated to run July through December 2016.
 

ORNL Challenge for Undergraduates, Summer 2016 Internships

This innovative new internship program at ORNL invites undergraduate juniors and seniors to help develop their own unique method for solving a complex and challenging scientific research problem. The program is geared towards students who think outside of the box and are ready to put their problem solving skills to the test.
 

Conversations with Program Officers Initiative

ORSP is piloting a new initiative to facilitate research visits or conversations with program officers and other decisions makers or policy setters at funding organizations.

See http://www.research.olemiss.edu/CfreePO for details.

 

NOAA Environmental Literacy Grants (ELG)

NOAA Environmental Literacy for Communities (ELG) Funding Announcement
NOAA-SEC-OED-2016-2004737

Strengthening the Public's and/or K-12 Students' Environmental Literacy for Community Resilience to Extreme Weather Events and Other Environmental Hazards

NSF EPSCoR Outreach – Summer 2016 Lab Experience for High School Students

5,000 of NSF EPSCoR funding is available for one UM or UMMC Summer 2016 outreach project to high school students. UM and UMMC white papers should be submitted on or before 2/1/2016, using the UM InfoReady portal at: https://olemiss.infoready4.com/. New users to this portal will first need Register (top right link on the web page) for an InfoReady account, using their UM or UMMC e-mail address. The competition is listed in the portal as EPSCoR High School Student Outreach Summer 2016.

NAS Gulf Research Program Exploratory Grants 2016

 

Exploratory grants that seek to break new ground to address an old or a new problem through innovation on one of two topics:

The Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program: Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

Graduate Students and Law Students:  Would you like to conserve ocean and coastal resources?  Become a Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellow and use your natural or social science knowledge to work on environmental issues.  A placement process will match you with  a federal agency or Congressional office in  Washington, D.C., where you will work for one year as a paid fellow.

In one year you will:

National Education Association Learning and Leadership Grants 2016

 
Learning & Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: 

Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants

http://www.spencer.org/small-research-grants

The Foundation currently accepts proposals for small research grants, with a budget limit of $50,000.  The foundation leaves the duration of the project up to the PI/research team to determine, with the expectationthat it will be appropriate for the work being proposed.  The foundation currently receives over 500 proposals per year, of which they can fund roughly 10%.

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