News

NIH Centers for Advancing Natural Products Innovation and Technology (CANPIT) (U41)

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.

NIH RFA-OD-14-001: Botanical Dietary Supplement Research Centers (BDSRC) (P50)

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.

NSF Research Traineeship Program (NRT) 2014

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.

BElgium WAllonia REsearch Fellowships

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.

NSF- Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

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?

SEC Academic Collaboration Grant

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.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends Program

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.
 

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.
 

SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program 2014-15

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. 
 
Guidelines

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)

MississippI NSF EPSCoR Seed Grants

Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems Seed Research Grant Program 2014

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.

DOE EPSCoR Call for Preproposals

REQUEST FOR PREPROPOSALS

Mississippi Research Consortium Submission to the

Department of Energy

Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

http://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2014/SC_FOA_0001087.pdf

Mississippi IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (MS-INBRE)

The Mississippi-INBRE network seeks to enhance research competitiveness in the State and engage talented investigators and students in biomedical research projects that will impact the health of the citizens of Mississippi. The scientific focus of the MS-INBRE is obesity, cancer, and sexually transmitted diseases. Managed by the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), MS-INBRE is funded by a grant from the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS/NIH). See http://msinbre.org.

Lunch and Learn CANCELLED: Outreach Services for Hosting Minors on Campus for Summer Academic or Research Experiences

Due to incelemnt weather, this Lunch and Learn has been CANCELLED.
Those interested in learning more about Pre-College services shoudl e-mail Cass Dodgen
at  cass@olemiss.edu to learn about these services.

 

Speaker:        Cass Dodgen
                        Director of Summer College

NIH Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) (U54)

Solicitation of UM Pre-Proposals and Idea Papers for Primary (Lead) Institutions for
NIH’s Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative (U54); FOA Number: RFA-RM-016

Pre-Proposals are solicited from prospective lead investigators to be considered for institutional nomination for the 2014 Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative (U54) competition, sponsored by NIH.

Amphibians and Reptiles of the UM Field Station and Lafayette County

UM ORSP Lunch and Learn
 

Speaker:        Dr. Ed Keiser
                        Chair Emeritus and Emeritus Professor of Biology

Date/Time:    Friday, February 7,
 2014
                        12:00 noon to 12:50 PM

NASA EPSCoR 2014 Solicitation

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 Office
in response to the
 FY 2014 NASA EPSCoR Research Announcement/Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN)

School of Pharmacy: Cardiometabolic Disorders Brown Bag Meeting- Feb. 13, 2014

 

Obesity, Cardiorenal and Metabolic Diseases: Challenges and Opportunities
 

By: Dr. John E. Hall

Arthur C. Guyton Professor & Chair
 

Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Director, Mississippi Center for Obesity Research
 

The University of Mississippi Medical Center

 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mississippi Health Professions Day at Ole Miss- Feb. 4, 2014

On Tuesday February 4th three coordinated programs on the Oxford campus of the University of Mississippi will serve to focus UM student attention on:

NEH- Summer Seminars and Institutes

Program:  The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers.  NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes may be as short as two weeks or as long as five weeks and they:

Ole Miss Physical Chemistry Program 2014- Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Program:  The Ole Miss Physical chemistry Research Program seeks applicants for a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in 2014.  Ten students who have completed their freshman year of college and who have not yet graduated can participate fully in the Ole Miss Physical Chemistry Research Program activities and work on a research project under the direction of a faculty advisor.  Student participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, a housing and meal plan for ten weeks, and travel assistance. 

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