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.
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.
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:
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%.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.