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SEC Travel Grants Program

Applications are being accepted now through June 15 (or while funds last) for SEC Travel Grants for UM faculty members to conduct invited visits to Southeastern Conference campus during the 2023-24 academic year. See program details and application instructions at

Moore Experimental Physics Initiative 2023 Cohort

Program:         Moore Experimental Physics Initiative 2023 Cohort

Sponsor:          The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

This grant program supports outstanding individual investigators within five years of their tenure appointments to advance cutting-edge research in experimental physics.

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Bridging EPSCoR Communities (RII-BEC)

On 12/9/2021, the National Science Foundation (NSF) released solicitation 22-536 for the new EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Bridging EPSCoR Communities (RII-BEC).

NSF Mid-Career Advancement (MCA)

NSF Mid-CAREER Advancement (MCA)

This ORSP summary announcement excerpts key aspects of this funding opportunity. UM faculty interested in exploring this opportunity are encouraged to read NSF the solicitation carefully and contact Jason Hale, or their designated pre-award research administrator, with questions.

Proposals are due to the NSF the first Monday in February each year.

NEH Collaborative Research 2021

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is accepting applications for its Collaborative Research Program for 2021. The program supports groups of two or more scholars seeking to increase humanistic knowledge through convenings, research, manuscript preparation for collaborative publications, and the creation of scholarly digital projects. The collaborative work can take place within a single field of study or across disciplines.

Ascent to 55 RFP from WHEF

The Woodward Hines Education Foundation issued an RFP on August 8, 2021, for proposals from Mississippi organizations capable of coordinating the work needed for the state to reach the Ascent to 55% Statewide Attainment Goal.

Extended Longevity of 3D Tissues and Microphysiological Systems

A multi-agency funding solicitation called “Extended Longevity of 3D Tissues and Microphysiological Systems for Modeling of Acute and Chronic Exposures to Stressors” is focused on adapting existing 3D tissues and microphysiological systems (MPS), also known as “tissue chips” or “organs-on-chips”, to extend the current longevity of the 3D tissues and MPS to at least 6 months..

UM researchers intersted in this topic may want to participate in the virtual Pre-Proposers Conference that will take place June 8.

Postdoctoral Research Grants

Title: Postdoctoral Research Grants
Sponsored by: The Graduate School at the University of Mississippi.
Coordinated by: The Postdoctoral Association at the University of Mississippi (MSPDA), with support from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) Division of Research Development.
Announced: April 26, 2021
Applications Due: May 26, 2021, by 5:00pm
Awards Announced: June 2021

Part 1: Overview