The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is soliciting proposals by 4 p.m. Central Time, August 7, 2014, for one- or two-year research projects to address Resilient Communities and Economies (RCE) along the Alabama and Mississippi coast. Up to $65,000 of federal funds can be requested per project, and a non-federal match of 1 dollar for every 2 dollars of federal funding is required.
Program: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications that use a systems approach to investigate how drought, climate change, and land use practices impact the quality and availability of surface and groundwater sources nationally. EPA is also interested in research that will help communities anticipate, plan and adapt to these new climate scenarios in the future.
UM and UMMC nominees solicited for the 2015 Searle Scholars Program
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.
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.
The NSF due date for the 2014 REU proposals is August 27, 2014.
UM faculty members considering an REU proposal are encouraged to notify your ORS Program Development Specialist by May 19th (or as soon thereafter as possible) so that we can help identify resources to inform your proposal.
The NSF due dates for the 2014 CAREER competition are July 21 (BIO, CISE, HER); July 22 (ENG); and July 23 (GEO, MPS, SBE).
Eligible UM faculty members considering a CAREER proposal are encouraged to notify your ORSP Program Development Specialist/Research Advocate by May 19th (or as soon thereafter as possible) so that we can help identify resources to inform your proposal.
Vice Chancellor for Research Alice Clark, Graduate Dean John Kiss, Assistant to the Chancellor for Multicultural Affairs Don Cole, and other University leaders are evaluating the feasibility of developing a race-relations-themed proposal to the NSF Research Trainee Program (due date: June 24, 2014).
The goal of this initiative is to improve upon and strengthen technologies and methods used in natural products research. The CANPIT is expected to overcome existing research limitations by developing and/or adapting cutting edge, innovative approaches and technologies that will have significant impact on the chemical and biological investigation of natural products.
Research centers to develop and apply cutting-edge, trans disciplinary approaches to the study of botanicals with relevance to human health, that are found as ingredients in dietary supplements. Should integrate a range of relevant disciplines, expertise, and models to elucidate the interactions between complex botanical products and human biology. The long-term goal is to support development of the preclinical data required for optimal design of clinical research on botanical products.
The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training that ensure that graduate students develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. NRT projects should develop evidence-based, sustainable approaches and practices that substantially improve STEM graduate education for NRT trainees and for STEM graduate students broadly at an institution.
Program: The BElgium WAllonia REsearch (BEWARE) Fellowhips offer the possibility for highly skilled researchers to perform a research stay in Belgium (Wallonia and Brussels) and benefit from the expertise of innovative SMEs, research centers or universities. This program is co-funded by the European Commission through the COFUND program of the Marie Curie Actions. All research fields are eligible but the research project must demonstrate an innovative aspect and/or enable technology transfer.
Program: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice?
This new program is just one of several activities sponsored by the SECU, the academic initiative of the 14-school SEC athletic conference. The grant is awarded annually to one SEC institution to expand student-focused collaboration among ALL applicable SEC universities. Examples of collaborative activities include intra-conference competitions, graduate student recruiting fairs, and undergraduate research initiatives, among others.
NEH has announced the 2014 competition for Summer Stipends for the summer of 2015. This is a limited submission opportunity, for which UM can submit only two applications for full-time faculty members.
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.
University of Mississippi faculty may apply for grants to visit other SEC universities through a program sponsored by the SECU academic initiative, and administered at UM for the Provost by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). The program is intended to enhance faculty collaboration that stimulates scholarly initiatives between SEC universities. It gives faculty members at UM and other SEC universities the opportunity to travel to any another SEC campus to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals, and conduct research.
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:
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.