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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:

UM STEM Education Kick-Off Meeting, January 24

This past October, following a yearlong exploration phase, the University launched the Innovations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Initiative.  Its broadly defined goals: to produce more STEM majors, expand campus STEM teaching and learning facilities, engage and inspire K-12 students into STEM careers, and to increase the scientific literacy of all UM graduates and the general public. 

Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAAN) 2012

If your departmental discipline is an area of national need, an infusion of high paying graduate fellowships could strengthen, revitalize, and broaden your graduate program. The 2012 Notice Inviting GAANN Applications is out. Applications are due 1-20-12.

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Phase II Request for Proposals

 

Key Dates (2012):

Thursday Jan. 12 
Notify vcrsp@olemiss.edu if you expected to be included in a letter of intent for this solicitation, as either a PI or a co-PI. You must inform VCRSP of the planned letter of intent even if the  letter is being submitted by someone besides you—even  someone from another institution.

Tuesday Jan 17
Letter of intent due to GoMRI. The PI should submit this letter.

Announcement for a Webinar on EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) at NSF

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is participating in a live webinar on Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) at NSF.  The webinar is 60 minutes and will be Tuesday, December 13th, at 1:00 PM.  We have openings for those interested in attending, but seating is limited.  If you are interested in attending, please send an e-mail to events@research.olemiss.edu by Monday, December 12th.

UPDATED: Compiling Capabilities Related to Energy Development and Use

This month ORSP will significantly update and expand our current list of UM energy capabilities to include capabilities in technical, environmental, social, economic, educational, public policy, human health, and human behavior areas surrounding, or potentially relevant to, the development of and use of energy resources.

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

The UM Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs (VCRSP) is soliciting requests for talented young faculty in the chemical sciences who are interested in being nominated for a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award from the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. [the Foundation].

MAS Travel Grants

Scientific inquiry is creative and competitive. Increasingly, scientists must also be collaborative to compete successfully for resources and projects. Collaboration is especially key to the competitiveness of researchers in small states with limited means.

Mississippi Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting February 23-24

The annual meeting of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences (MAS) will be held February 23-24, 2011, at the Thad Cochran Center on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Student and faculty researchers will present posters or 15-minute talks on research or class projects, network with peers and vendors in the exhibit hall, and attend the Dodgen Lecture, by UM Chancellor Dan Jones. MAS Travel Grants are available from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to reduce cost barriers to UM faculty and student participation (requests due November 14).

NSF's Career-Life Balance Initiative and 3 STEM Funding Opportunities

White House Press Release, and a new NSF Web page, highlight "NSF's efforts to clear the obstacles," such as marriage and childbirth, " from the STEM Career-Life pathways leading from graduate education to full professors." These efforts include foundation wide policies and procedures designed to provide more flexible pathways for STEM moms in academic careers, as well

Call for Pre-proposals and Collaborators NSF Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN)

 

The SRN competition is to support the development inter-institutional multidisciplinary research teams to address large-scale questions and challenges within a nationally important theme in sustainability science, engineering, and education (SEES).

Nobel Laureate Professor to Visit University of Mississippi

 

The University community is invited to attend any or all of three events featuring Professor Roald Hoffman, 1981 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, in conjunction with his visit next week. (Press Release). There will be a book signing and staged play reading on Monday, and a lecture on Tuesday.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Book Signing

Oak Ridge Associated Universities: Value through Partnerships

 

An Oct 17 lunch presentation on research and education opportunities through partnerships and award opportunities with ORAU.

Regional Economic Modeling with REMI at the Social Science Research Laboratory

A resource for university offices and individual faculty projects requiring economic impact analyses of Mississippi policies and programs.

Date:            Wednesday, October 12
Time:            12:00 to 12:45 PM
Place:           Yerby Center
Speaker:      Jonathan Winburn

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