Non-funding, non-event announcements.

Advancing Mississippi Conference, June 9th, in Jackson, MS

Three University of Mississippi faculty members and two UM students will be presenting public policy and economics related research related to Mississippi at the “Advancing Mississippi: Research for a Better Mississippi for More Mississippians,” June 9th in Jackson, Mississippi. The event is being hosted by the

University Research Center (URC) – the economic policy of the Mississippi Institutions for Higher Learning (IHL).

UM presenters at the conference will be:

NSF Program Officers Webinars and online one-on-one sessions April 4, 11

Mississippi State University will be hosting two NSF program officers who will be providing webinars and one-on-one online sessions with reserachers, April 4 and April 11, 2016. In the webinars, the program officers will share funding insight and information pertaining to strategies associated with successful proposals. For the one-on-one sessions, reserachers may 'pitch' a proposal idea to the visiting program officers and receive immediate feedback.

NSF- FY 2015 Performance and Financial Highlights

The mission of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare;to secure the national defense; and for other purposes.  In FY 2015, NSF’s support fostered discoveries across a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines. To view the full report, go to:

ORNL Challenge for Undergraduates, Summer 2016 Internships

This innovative new internship program at ORNL invites undergraduate juniors and seniors to help develop their own unique method for solving a complex and challenging scientific research problem. The program is geared towards students who think outside of the box and are ready to put their problem solving skills to the test.

Conversations with Program Officers Initiative

ORSP is piloting a new initiative to facilitate research visits or conversations with program officers and other decisions makers or policy setters at funding organizations.

See for details.


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:

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.

Science Communication: Take Charge of It!

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

Title:                            Science Communication: Take Charge of It!