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Request for Preprosals for NSF EPSCoR RII-Track 1 Program

Preproposals for the NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 1 Program are hereby solicited. Pre-proposals from University of Mississippi researchers should be submitted to vcrsp@olemiss.edu by 5PM, Monday, September 17, and must compliant with the attached RFP. See also the attached Mississippi Science and Technology Plan.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends

NEH has announced the 2012 competition for Summer Stipends for the summer of 2013. This is a limited submission opportunity, for which UM can submit only two applications for full-time faculty members.

Funding Op: NNIH Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)

Call for UM Pre-proposals & Reviewers
NIH Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)

Applications sought to conduct meetings, workshops, and symposia to bring together academic institutions/organizations and community organizations to identify opportunities for addressing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR).

Meeting objectives should be to:

New Graduate Tuition Rate for Proposal Budgets

Effective immediately the new rate for graduate student tuition on sponsored project proposals is $3,141 per full-time (9 hours) student per semester.

These rates are posted on the Institutional Information for Proposal Preparation page (also known as Current Rates and Codes) in the Toolbox section of the ORSP website.

 

(updated 7/9/2012)

ORAU Events Sponsorship Program

Up to $4,000 can be requested by UM from ORAU to support events involving more than one ORAU institution. Typical events might involve visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition. Those interested in learning more about, or being considered for, this opportunity should notify Jason Hale NLT 5PM Thursday, July 12.

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.

NSF Scholarships for STEM (S-STEM) RFP 2012

Purpose: to support scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics disciplines. 

Goals: 

Shell Marine Habitat Program 2012 RFP

The Shell Marine Habitat Program, a partnership between Shell Oil Compnay and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, was formed to support conservation and restoration activities that result in measurable benefits to key species and their habitats along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.  Pre-proposals due to sponsor June 15, 2012. Funding priorities for this RFP include Oyster Conservation and Restoration, Coastal Shorebirds and Water Birds, and Sea Turtles.

Invitation for UM Life Sciences Researchers to Meet with Battelle Visitors

The Mississippi Biotechnology Association, an affiliate of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (http://www.bio.org/articles/about-bio), has contracted with Battelle to do a study of the ag/life science/biotechnology capabilities of Mississippi.  Battelle is visiting each of the research universities gathering information on projects underway related to biotechnology, biosciences and health-related research.  Representatives from Battelle and the MS Technology Alliance will be on our campus all day May 24 and the morning of Ma

NIMHD Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Initiative in Reducing and Eliminating Health Disparities: Planning Phase (R24)

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is soliciting applications for projects to plan the development of effective interventions using community based participatory research (CBPR) approaches.  Grants will be awarded to help develop and strengthen partnerships between researchers and health disparity communities to plan and pilot interventions for a disease or condition to reduce health disparities.

NSF IGERT-CIF21

NSF has announced a new IGERT-CIF21 track to address the training and education needs in computational and data enabled science and engineering and cyberinfrastructure research. The description of the program and solicitation amendment can be found here: http://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504772. This is a limited funding opportunity. UM is limited to one proposal only.

NSF Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP)

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM.

PhenX Toolkit for Available for Sharing Human-subjects Data

Substance abuse researchers can now benefit from a resource that allows scientists to gather, share and compare human-subjects data. The Consensus Measures for Phenotype and eXposures (PhenX) Toolkit, which now contains 43 additional substance abuse and addiction measures, will increase the ability of scientists to combine data and work together across studies, promoting the identification of gene-gene or gene-environment interactions related to substance abuse and addiction.

2013 INCITE Call for Proposals

The Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program is seeking proposals of research for awards of time on next-generation supercomputing systems.

INCITE promotes transformational advances in science and technology through large allocations of comptuer time, supporting resources, and data storage at the Argonne and Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facilities (LCF) for computationally intensive, large-scale research projects.

UM Cyberinfrastructure Lunch and Learn: Assets, Gaps, and Approaches

  • What established and new research computing infrastructure is available or on the horizon for UM researchers?
  • What are the most pressing CI needs here on campus?
  • What are some approaches and upcoming funding opportunities for building cyberinfrastructure?

Join us April 25 for a Lunch and Learn as the UM Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the UM Office of Information Technology facilitate a discussion of cyberinfrastructure assets, gaps, and approaches here at UM.

Panel Discussion: University Data: Threats, Responsibilities, and Tools

Do you understand your responsibilities for securing the data within your care?

Are you aware of the key threats to the security of your data?
Do you know how to protect yourself, your department, sponsor, research subjects, students, and institution from these threats?

Join us April 4 for a Lunch-N-Learn as the UM Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the UM Office of Information Technology facilitate a panel discussion of local security, compliance, and enforcement leaders concerning data responsibilities, threats, and protection tools. 

NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)

The IGERT program was developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers with interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills. The program is intended to establish new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce.

Responsible Conduct in Research Training Session

The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting a training session on Responsible Conduct in Research.

Presentation Topic:  Integrity and Ethics in Research and Scholarship

National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness

The National Center for Intermodal Transportation for Economic Competitiveness (NCITEC), a national University Transportation Center (UTC), established through a $3.5M grant from the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a request for proposals.

Funding Op: NIH Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)

Call for UM Pre-proposals & Reviewers
NIH Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)

Applications sought to conduct meetings, workshops, and symposia to bring together academic institutions/organizations and community organizations to identify opportunities for addressing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR).

Meeting objectives should be to:

HealthWorks! Lunch and Learn

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is hosting a Lunch and Learn opportunity on Wednesday, February 29th from 12:00-12:50PM in Butler Auditorium.  Kathy Tucker, Coordinator of Outreach and Innovation, from HealthWorks! will be the speaker.

Lunch will be provided.  Therefore, all those planning to attend must RSVP to vcrsp@olemiss.edu

Funding Opp: NASA EPSCoR

NASA EPSCoR

REQUEST FOR PRE-PROPOSALS, 2012

 

DUE DATE for Submission of Pre-Proposals:  March 19, 2012

Pre-Proposals must be submitted to the Mississippi Research Consortium (MRC) through institutional research offices (University of Mississippi, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs)

Presentation and Reception: Captain John McGrath, US Navy

Invitation:   Presentation on the USS Mississippi, its nuclear technology, and the US Navy's interest in promoting STEM education. Reception following.

February 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Oxford Campus, The Inn Ballroom A

For more information or assistance related to a disability, contact: Susan Nicholas, nicholas@olemiss.edu or x7583

Open to the Public.

Funding Opp: USAID Engagement through Higher Education Institutions

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a program to build mutually beneficial relationships between higher education institutions and USAID to solve major development challenges by:

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