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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. 

UT Knoxville Sensing and Signaling Summer 2014 Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Program:  UT Knoxville’s Department Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology invites undergraduate science students to apply for hands-on summer research opportunities. Those selected will experience a paid introduction to cutting-edge research in the broad area of “Sensing and Signaling”—the analysis of how signals are perceived and transduced in biological systems. Funded from NSF award DBI-1156744.

NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship Program 2014

Program:  NOAA and the Mississippi/Alabama Sea Grant Consortium invite post-masters students from diverse disciplines who are interested in state-level coastal issues to apply for 2-year paid fellowships. Selected finalists will be placed with state coastal resource agencies in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Florida, New Jersey, or Puerto Rico, where they will work on projects related to coastal management.

EPA- Environmental Education Model Grants

Program: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking grant applications from eligible applicants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens.

International Collaborations in Infectious Diseases Research (U01) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Program:  NIH solicits applications from U.S. institutions and collaborating foreign (non-U.S.) institutions to study infectious diseases (excluding HIV/AIDS) of public health significance in resource-constrained countries. The collaboration must include, at a minimum, one U.S. institution and one eligible foreign institution. Eligible foreign countries are defined as low-income economies, lower-middle-income economies, and upper-middle-income economies, as defined by the World Bank.

NSF- Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC)

Program: In 2013, a new NSF-funded petascale computing system, Blue Waters, was deployed at the University of Illinois. The goal of the project and system was to open up new possibilities in science and engineering by providing computational capability that makes it possible for investigators to tackle much larger and more complex research challenges across a wide spectrum of domains.  

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program Grant

Program:  NIST is soliciting applications from eligible colleges and universities in the U.S. and its territories, nominating undergraduate students to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program (SURF Program). The SURF Program will provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to work with internationally known NIST scientists, to expose them to cutting-edge research, and to promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in science and engineering.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- Environmental Health Summer Fellowship

Program:  A fellowship opportunity is available in the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) within the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). DLS develops and applies laboratory science to prevent disease and death caused by exposure to toxic substances, and to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of selected chronic diseases.

NOAA- PROGRAM SOLICITATION FOR SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR)

Program:  The Department of Commerce (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) invites small businesses to submit research proposals under this solicitation.

GoMRI RFP IV: Investigating the Effects of Oil Spills on the Environment and Public Health

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative has announced the 4th phase RFP, with pre-proposals due January 4th. This will be handled within UM as a limited submission opportunity. As such, those planning to serve as a Consortium Director on a proposal should notify ORSP (Alice Clark or Jason Hale)) no later than December 6, and those planning to serve as IN ANY CAPACITY (PI, co-PI, or collaborator) on any proposal from UM or another instiution must notify ORSP no later than December 13, or after the 13th, immediately upon being invited to collaborate on a proposal.

New NSF Grant Proposal Guide-Effective February 24, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released the new Grant Proposal Guide (GPG), NSF 14-1, which is in effect  for grant proposals submitted on or after February 24, 2014.  The complete guide is located at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf14001/gpg_index.jsp

Mississippi Senate’s Highway Study Committee Town Hall Meeting - 12/16/2013

The Mississippi Senate's Highway Study Committee will hold three "Town Hall" meetings in December 2013 to hear suggestions from the public about how the state can better improve our highways, roads, and bridges. One of these meetings will be held at the Inn at Ole Miss, Monday, December 16, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Invitation- Governor's Energy Summit

Program:  The Mississippi Energy Institute invites you to the 2013 Governor's Energy Summit. The event will be held on December 5, 2013 at the Jackson Convention Center. Our agenda is comprised of great speakers, a panel discussion and a special keynote address at our complimentary luncheon. This event serves as a comprehensive overview of energy and the economy in both the United States and, specifically, in Mississippi.

Time: The program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and lunch will be provided

SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grants Program 2013-14 (UPDATED 11/19)

Updates in Bold

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.

NEH- Media Projects: Development Grants

Program:  Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script or a design document and should also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement in collaboration with a partner organization or organizations.

Media Projects grants will support the following formats:

EPA- 11th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet

Program:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through its National Center for Environmental Research announces the posting of the Request for Applications, 11th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) with the goal of using scientific principals in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. The applicants will propose to do research, develop and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society.

UM Call for Internal Pre-proposals for NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)

 

Pre-proposals are due to UM ORSP by December 4, 2013 for this limited funding opportunity to acquire or develop shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training.

NIH- Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Global Health (UH2/UH3)

Program:  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announces a new initiative to support the development of cancer-relevant technologies suitable for use in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).  Specifically, the NIH solicits applications for projects to adapt, apply, and validate existing or emerging technologies into a new generation of user-friendly, low-cost devices or assays that are clinically comparable to currently used technologies for imaging, in vitro detection/diagnosis, or treatment of cancers in humans living in LMICs.

NSF- Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

Program:  The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments for public and professional audiences; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and develop understandings of deeper learning by participants.

Chemistry without Chemicals: 10/31 Talk

What Do Chemistry, Video Games, Supercomputers, and the Nobel Prize Have in Common?

CLIR Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for the 2014 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources.

Program: The purposes of this fellowship program are to:

- help junior scholars in the humanities and related social-science fields gain skill and creativity in developing knowledge from original sources;
- enable dissertation writers to do research wherever relevant sources may be, rather than just where financial support is available;

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