NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers due July 1, 2016

Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers

Solicitation: NSF 16-545

Due Date: July 01, 2016
Institutional Limit: 1
Limit Summary:

Only one MRSEC preliminary proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead institution in this competition. An institution proposing research in several groups should submit a single MRSEC proposal with multiple Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs). A MRSEC proposal must contain a minimum of 2 IRGs and a maximum of 3 IRGs. The IRGs in a center may be thematically related, or they may address different aspects of materials research. A single center at an organization allows efficient usage of resources, including common infrastructure, and better coordination of education and other activities of the center.

Institutions that were awarded a MRSEC in the FY 2014 competition as the lead institution are not eligible to submit a MRSEC proposal as a lead institution in this competition.

Doctoral Graduates apply for the 2016 Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists!

Too young to win a prize inStockholm this December? We don't think so.
We believe that excellent young researchers deserve a little extra attention and endorsement. If you are a recent PhD graduate, you could be the next winner of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists.
Submissions are now open for 2016 entries.
Doctoral graduates may submit an essay based on their thesis work. Four
winners, in different categories, will be selected for this international award.
Application deadline: August 1, 2016
Categories: Cell and Molecular Biology | Ecology and Environment |
Genomics and Proteomics | Translational Medicine
Apply now for your chance to win the 2016
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists!
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The winners will:
• Be published by Science
• Share 60,000 USD in prize money
• Be awarded in Stockholm, Sweden
in December
Hear more about what the 2015 winners
had to say about the prize.

NSF RFPs for March

Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: March 22, 2016, Program Guidelines: NSF 16-524

Humanity is reliant upon the physical resources and natural systems of the Earth for the provision of food, energy, and water.  It is becoming imperative that we determine how society can best integrate across the natural and built environments to provide for a growing demand for food, water and energy while …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505241&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Full Proposal Target Date: March 25, 2016
Capacity-Building Projects (CAPs)Program Guidelines: NSF 14-526
The purpose of the Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program is to integrate opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to advance three interconnected thrusts:

 

HTML: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16543/nsf16543.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: March 24, 2016
EarthCube Capabilities  OR EarthCube Prototypes
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-514
EarthCube is a community-driven activity sponsored through a partnership between the NSF Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) and the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) to transform research in the academic geosciences community. EarthCube aims to create a well-connected and facile environment to share data and knowledge in an open, transparent, and inclusive manner, thus accelerating our …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504780&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Target Date: March 25, 2016
Capacity-Building Projects (CAPs)
Program Guidelines: NSF 14-526
The purpose of the Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program is to integrate opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to advance three interconnected thrusts:

 

 Solicitation: NSF 16-547
Due Date: May 25, 2016
Institutional Limit: 1

NIH RFPs for May –> June

  • Cooperative Study Group for Autoimmune Disease Prevention (U01)
    (RFA-AI-16-003)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): June 29, 2016
  • Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30)
    (RFA-DK-16-019)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 07, 2016
  • Pragmatic Strategies for Assessing Psychotherapy Quality in Practice (R01)
    (RFA-MH-17-500)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): June 08, 2016
  • Small Vessel Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID) Biomarkers Consortium: Coordinating Center (U24)
    (RFA-NS-16-019)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 10, 2016
  • Small Vessel Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID) Biomarkers Development Projects (UH2/UH3)
    (RFA-NS-16-020)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 10, 2016
  • Biomarkers for the Lewy Body Dementias (U01)
    (RFA-NS-16-022)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 10, 2016
  • Center without Walls for the Identification and Validation of Molecular Mechanisms Contributing to Tau Pathogenesis and Associated Neurodegeneration in Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD) (U54)
    (RFA-NS-16-023)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 10, 2016
  • Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC): Pre-clinical Development of Existing Market-approved Devices to Support New Market Indications (U18)
    (RFA-RM-16-009)
    NIH Roadmap Initiatives
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 02, 2016

Program Announcements

  • Modeling of Infectious Disease Agent Study Research Projects (R01)
    (PA-16-107)
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Multiple dates, see announcement.
  • Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25)
    (PAR-16-108)
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 31, 2016; May 31, 2017; May 31, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
  • Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
    (PAR-16-109)
  • Bridges to the Baccalaureate (R25)
    (PAR-16-110)
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): September 25, 2016; September 25, 2017 September 25, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
  • Cooperative Agreement to Develop Targeted Agents for Use with Systemic Agents Plus Radiotherapy (U01)
    (PAR-16-111)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): July 14, 2016; December 14, 2016; July 14, 2017; December 14, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
  • Biomarkers Discovery In Parkinsonism (U01)
    (PAR-16-112)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): September 6, 2016; September 6, 2017; September 6, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
  • Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate – Student Training in Academic Research (MARC U-STAR) (T34)
    (PAR-16-113)
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 25, 2016; May 25, 2017; May 25, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
  • Spermatogenic Stem Cell Culture Systems to Preserve and Restore Reproductive Capacity in Males (R01)
    (PAR-16-114)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 5, 2016; June 5, 2017; June 5, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
  • Optimization of Monoclonal Antibodies for Eliminating the HIV Reservoir (R01)
    (PAR-16-115)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 16, 2016; January 10, 2017; May 9, 2017; January 9, 2018; May 8, 2018; January 9, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Webinar by NSF Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure on Solicitations March 3, 11 am – 2 pm

Thursday March 3rd – 11am-2pm

March 3, 2016 11:00 AM  to
March 3, 2016 2:00 PM

The Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure enables science and engineering research and education by developing, creating, and supporting secure, advanced, global cyberinfrastructure (CI).  These goals are achieved through a number of cross-cutting program solicitations.  We will provide information on several recently posted solicitations, including Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs), Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2), and Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC), Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) and Learning and Workforce Development (LWD) (to include discussion of NSF’s CAREER, CRII, REU Sites, and NRT programs).

On Thursday March 3, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST, this webinar will cover the elements of each solicitation, including objectives, award types, and submission requirements.  There will be a question and answer session following the discussion of each program solicitation. Please feel free to join and leave the webinar at various times, as you wish.  The agenda is as follows (note all times are Eastern Time):

11:00 AM       Welcome and overview, Amy Friedlander, Deputy Division Director, ACI

11:30 AM       Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs), Amy Walton, Program Director, CISE/ACI

12:00 PM       Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2), Rajiv Ramnath, Program Director, CISE/ACI

12:30 PM         Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC), Ed Walker, Program Director, CISE/ACI

1:00 PM         Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI), Anita Nikolich, Program Director, CISE/ACI

1:30 PM         Learning and Workforce Development (LWD) (Sushil Prasad, Program Director, CISE/ACI

Please register by 12:00 noon EST on Wednesday March 2 at:

https://nsfevents.webex.com/nsfevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=eef48ca7f1b170752f04b8baf487ef40e

After your registration is accepted, you will receive an email with a URL to join the meeting. Please be sure to join a few minutes before your desired time to assure connectivity. The webinar system does not establish a voice connection on your computer; instead, your acceptance message will have a toll-free phone number that you will be prompted to call after joining. Please note that this registration is a manual process; therefore, do not expect an immediate acceptance. In the event the number of requests exceeds the capacity, some requests may have to be denied.

Tech’s Center for Water & Society World Water Day Poster Competition – March 22-23, 2016

Center for Water & Society World Water Day Poster Competition – March 22-23, 2016

To the student organizations involved with water and other environmental concerns:

We would like to increase awareness and invite more students to participate in the CWS World Water Day poster competition.  If your student members would be interested in participating, can you please forward this message to your list serves?  We would also invite your organizations to set up a poster in the Dow Building Atrium facing campus to increase awareness of your own groups during our afternoon event, 2:30 – 4:00. Posters will remain on display through 5:00 pm on March 23.  If your group is interested in being present, please contact me (mtcws@mtu.edu) by March 4 so we can make sure our space is well organized.

Poster Competition Information:
The Center for Water and Society invites all graduate and undergraduate students to participate in the CWS World Water Day Poster Competition.  Cash prizes will be awarded in 2 categories, “Original Research” and “Coursework/Informational”. Please download the registration form from http://www.mtcws.mtu.edu/education_worldwaterday.html#WorldWaterDay, and register by March 4, the Friday before Spring Break.

Original Research posters can focus on any aspect of water, but Coursework/Informational posters will earn additional points if they incorporate the 2015 World Water Day theme of “Water and Jobs”.

The Center for Water & Society World Water Day Events also include a guest lecture by John Austin, author of “Blue Economy”, with a reception following; a panel discussion on the “Blue Economy“, a Green Film presentation of “Lost Rivers“, and an Art Exhibit, “On Currents and Eddies“.  See the attached Flyer of events.

World Water Day events at Michigan Tech are sponsored by: Michigan Tech Center for Water & Society, Great Lakes Research Center, Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Keweenaw Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Keweenaw Land Trust, Visual & Performing Arts.

Center for Water and Society Website

Carol J. Asiala, Assistant Research Scientist/Engineer
Dept. of Geological & Mining Engineering & Science, 626 Dow
Center for Water and Society / Great Lakes Research Center
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI  49931
906/487-2033 (direct line), 906/487-2531 (main office), 906/487-3371 (fax)
cjasiala@mtu.edu

Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Summer 2016 selections are in progress

Apply TODAY for the Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Summer 2016 selections are in progress

Learn more about the program and ORNL and apply at

http://www.orau.org/ornl/hereatornl

Application is always open and selections may be made year-round; apply TODAY for best chance of summer 2016 selection

Opportunities for qualified students and alumni to participate in hands-on research and technical internships in a real-world setting with award-winning scientists

AS/AA, BS/BA, MS, and PhD students, Recent AS/AA and BS/BA Graduates are eligible – all majors
Stipend based on academic status
Travel/Housing assistance (if eligible)
Full-time and part-time appointments
Professional development activities
Minimum GPA – 2.5/4.0
U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) only

HERE at ORNL is a research program that allows university faculty, undergraduates and graduate students to conduct short-term laboratory research alongside leading scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
ORAU.ORG

 

Global Marathon is a free, virtual conference for women in engineering and technology: March 8 – 10

Free, Virtual, 3-day conference
March 8 – 10, 2016

Starts each day at 11:00 am (U.S. eastern time)

Connect with women in engineering and technology from
around the globe.

Keynote Speakers

Sandy Magnus, Former Astronaut and Executive Director AIAA
Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Elliot Kotek, Co-founder,
Not Impossible Now

From Idea to Impact
Meighan Stone, President, the Malala Fund and Diane Melley,
Vice President, Global Citizenship Initiatives, IBM and
2016 Global Marathon Chair

Speak. Act. Serve. How Women Will Change the World

Speaker and Session Highlights

Tracy Hoover, CEO,
Points of Light

Trends in Service and Tips for Success
Tiffany Martindale,
Impact Analysis Director, Engineers Without Borders

Service with Impact
Eden Full, CEO, SunSaluter
Millennials: Reach Back and Inspire the Next Generation
Barbara Ruskino,
Vice President of NS&E,
Bechtel Corporation

What you need to know to get hired, thrive, and advance
Amy Shah, Sr. VP and CMO,
TE Connectivity

Tips for Communicating Across the Company and Across an Ocean
Suzy Deffeyes,
IBM Security Division

LGBTQ+ Experiences Around the World
And other speakers from:
3M, Boeing, Bridges to Prosperity, Cognitive Scale, Design Squad, DuPont, Fluor, IBM Africa, Motorola Solutions, Ritz Carlton, United Nations, UPS, VineSleuth and more.

Follow the Marathon

US Army CERDEC Industry Days March 31 – April 1

Please see the attached link to CERDEC’s Industry days.  CERDEC is the Army’s Communications and Electronics Research Development Engineering Center and funds most applied and other electronics and communications focused research for the Army, located in Aberdeen Proving Grounds Maryland.  This would be a great opportunity to learn about CERDEC and what funding priorities they have.  The registration is first come first serve and closes on 28 February, so if you want to attend you may want to register soon.  Please pass this along to anyone else you know that might be interested and feel free to ask me any questions.
Link to the announcement:
If you want to attend link to registration:
Thanks,
Paul

Paul D. Hoppe
Associate Director, Research and Industry Development
Michigan Technological University
202I Lakeshore Center
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone: 906.487.3098
Mobile: 443.243.9236
Fax: 906.487.1412

RFPs for NSF: Due dates in March-May

Solicitation: NSF 16-540
Due Date: May 16, 2016
Institutional Limit: See Limit Summary
Limit Summary:An Institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field. See Additional Eligibility Information below for more details.

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: March 15, 2016
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-521
The MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science: Research on Biological Systems at Regional to Continental Scales program will support quantitative, interdisciplinary, systems-oriented research on biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use, and invasive species at regional to continental scales as well as planning, training, and development activities to enable groups to conduct MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science research.

More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503425&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: March 17, 2016
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-523
The International Research Network Connections (IRNC) program supports high-performance network connectivity required by international science and engineering research and education collaborations involving the NSF research community. NSF expects to make 1-2 awards to link U.S. research networks with peer networks in Europe and Africa and leverage existing international network connectivity. High-performance network connections funded by this program are intended to support science and …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503382&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: March 17, 2016
Program Guidelines: NSF 15-611
Despite centuries of discovery, most of our planet’s biodiversity remains unknown. The scale of the unknown diversity on Earth is especially troubling given the rapid and permanent loss of biodiversity across the globe. The goal of the Dimensions of Biodiversity campaign is to transform, by 2020, how we describe and understand the scope and role of life on Earth.

This campaign promotes novel integrative approaches to fill the most substantial gaps in our understanding of the …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503446&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click