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UM Flagship Constellation Town Hall, Oxford Campus

On ThursdayJanuary 19, a UM Flagship Constellations Town Hall meeting was held on the Oxford campus from 3-5 pm in Coulter 211 on the Oxford campus of the University of Mississippi. Chancellor Vitter gave introductory remarks, and Interim Provost Noel Wilkin and Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs Josh Gladden gave brief overview and answered questions from attendees at this meeting, 

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%.

NEH Digital Projects for the Public 2016

http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/digital-projects-the-public

Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities.

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards - 2016

Program:  Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) sponsors the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards to enrich the research and professional growth of junior faculty and catalyze competitiveness for other funding opportunities. Each award is $5,000 for one year (June 1 to May 31) and requires an institutional match of $5,000 (to provided by ORSP). UM internal due date for applications is Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at 11:00 am. Late applications will not be considered.

Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellowships for 2016

Gulf Research Program Early-Career Research Fellowships for 2016

National Academy of Sciences

Two-year research fellowships that recognize tenure track faculty (or equivalent) for exceptional leadership, past performance, and potential for future contributions to improving oil system safety, human health and wellbeing, or environmental protection.

Key Dates:

ORSP Information Session: UM Gulf Oil Spill Recovery and Restoration Task Force

January 28, 2016

3pm – 4:30 pm

E.F. Yerby Conference Center
University of Mississippi

The UM Office of Research has put together a task force to monitor developments of the Gulf oil spill recovery and restoration process.  The goals of the Task Force are to:

NSF EPSCoR Track-2-FEC: Food, Energy, Water, and the Brain

Solicitation of UM Pre-Proposals
for NSF’s EPSCoR Track-2-FEC 2016 Funding Opportunity for Research in
Sustainable Food, Energy, and Water Systems or
Understanding the Brain

E-mail pre-proposals to Jason Hale (jghale@olemiss.edu) by 5 p.m. December 9th.

Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference Webcast Nov. 14-15

The Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference will take place on November 14-15, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA, with host Carnegie Mellon University. Key representatives from the National Science Foundation will be speaking. Although conference registration is closed, the plenary (general) sessions will be streamed live via webcast to those in the research community, and will also be recorded for on-demand viewing once the conference has conclude.

NSF EPSCoR RII: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC) NSF17-503 -v2

NSF has released a new program soliciation on the topic: Genomes to Phenomes.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17503/nsf17503.pdf

This is a limited submission opportunity for which the University of Mississippi can submit only three proposals. As such, there will be an internal competition to determine how to fill those three slots. Please watch UMToday for details about this internal competition, which may be announced as early November 8, 2016.

 

SEC Faculty Travel Grants 2017-18

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.

Science Communication: Take Charge of It!

PDF Version of this announcement: Click here.

Physics Colloquium
Lewis 101
Tuesday, 10/25/16, 4pm

Title:                            Science Communication: Take Charge of It! 

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