Archives—November 2017

Lunch Discussion Planned on NIH’s Expanded Definition of Clinical Trials: Wed. Dec. 13th

The National Institutes of Health recently expanded their definition of clinical trials. The new definition states that a clinical trial is: “A research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions (which may include placebo or other control) to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biomedical or behavioral outcomes.” This expanded definition encompasses a significantly larger number of research projects, and many studies at Michigan Tech will now be classified as clinical trials. If you are involved with any NIH-funded work with human subjects, there is a good chance these new guidelines affect you. The new definition goes into effect for proposals submitted on or after January 25, 2018.

Michigan Tech researchers may be wondering: Does this new definition affect you? What new paperwork and requirements are required with the implementation of these new rules? What resources and support are available to faculty working to comply with the new guidelines? Join us Wednesday, December 13 from noon-1:00 pm in the MUB Alumni Lounge to discuss these questions and more. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Peter A. Larsen
Director, Research Development

Excellent feature from AISES: Requesting great letters of recommendation

ISSUE FOCUS:
REQUESTING GREAT LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
 

Throughout your life, you’re going to need recommendations. You’ll need them for college, graduate school, competitive internships and fellowships, and jobs. Many admissions officers note that recommendations are one of the most important parts of a student’s application. So it pays to know how to request, and how to get, those all-important letters.

When it comes to requesting the letters, there are a lot of things to think about — whom to ask, how to ask, when to ask, and whether you want a chance to see the recommendations. It’s also important to consider the timing of when your letters are due and method of how they should be submitted. And then there’s the matter of reminding your teachers of deadlines to ensure your application is completed on time.

The process may seem overwhelming, but it’s really not that bad. Here are some tips to help you request, and get, the letters of recommendation that are going to put your application over the top. READ MORE


MIT Amgen Scholars Program, Summer 2018

We want you to be aware of an exciting opportunity for students to engage in research at MIT as part of our summer 2018 Amgen Scholars Program. Undergraduates will participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students admitted to this program will conduct full-time research, attend seminars and workshops, present their research, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and attend a mid-summer symposium at UCLA.
Twenty undergraduates, 15 visiting students and 5 MIT students, will be admitted to the program. Participants will be paid $4,500 for the summer, receive on-campus housing, a food allowance, and visiting Scholars will be provided travel to/from Boston.
Attached is a flyer about the program.
More information can also be found here
We hope you will share this opportunity with your students and we look forward to receiving their application!
Thank you,
MIT Amgen Scholars Program Staff

NIH: NHLBI Small Biz Program

Virtual Office Hours – NHLBI Small Biz Program

   Tuesday, December 12 at 2:00 PM ET

Register here today

Who should attend:

Companies with questions for the NHLBI that plan to submit a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR: PA-17-302 ) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR: PA-17-303) application by January 5, 2018.

We’ll start the session with some frequently asked questions and then open the line for live Q&A.

Presented by the NHLBI Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination (OTAC)


Proposals internally reviews twice as likely to get funding

“A new study from Columbia University’s School of Nursing suggests that institutions benefit from helping researchers write better grants. Specifically, it found that pilot grant applications that underwent an internal review were twice as likely as nonreviewed applications to receive funding.”

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/11/27/study-internal-grant-proposal-review-processes-demonstrates-major-return-investment 

Contact our Research Development team at any time for help (or rd-l@mtu.edu).


NIH RFPs

Requests for Applications

  • Innovative Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R21 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-CA-18-002)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 28, 2018; May 29, 2018; September 28, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Advanced Development and Validation of Emerging Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R33 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-CA-18-003)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 28, 2018; May 29, 2018; September 28, 2018 , by 5:00 PM

  • Innovative Biospecimen Science Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R21 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-CA-18-004)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 28, 2018; May 29, 2018; September 28, 2018 , by 5:00 PM

  • Advanced Development and Validation of Emerging Biospecimen Science Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R33 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-CA-18-005)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 28, 2018; May 29, 2018; September 28, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Elucidating HIV and HIV-treatment Associated Metabolic/Endocrine Dysfunction (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (RFA-DK-17-036)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 13, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • The Role of the Microbiome in the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-ES-18-005)
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 14, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Advancing the Science of Multipurpose Technology for the Prevention of HIV and Unintended Pregnancy (R41/R42)
    (RFA-HD-18-101)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt Date(s): January 22, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Advancing the Science of Multipurpose Technology for the Prevention of HIV and Unintended Pregnancy (R43/R44)
    (RFA-HD-18-102)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt Date(s): January 22, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Tobacco Regulatory Science Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (RFA-OD-18-001)
    National Institutes of Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 13, 2018, July 17, 2018, February 13, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • Tobacco Regulatory Science (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (RFA-OD-18-002)
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 13, 2018, July 17, 2018, February 13, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • Tobacco Regulatory Science (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (RFA-OD-18-003)
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 13, 2018, July 17, 2018, February 13, 2019, by 5:00 PM

Program Announcements

  • Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-354)
    National Institute of Nursing Research
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-355)
    National Institute of Nursing Research
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed
    (PA-18-356)
    Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
    National Cancer Institute
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM

  • Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 – Clinical Trial Required)
    (PA-18-363)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01 -Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PA-18-369)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Independent Scientist Award (Parent K02 – Independent Clinical Trial Required)
    (PA-18-370)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Independent Scientist Award (Parent K02 – Independent Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
    (PA-18-371)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 – Independent Clinical Trial Required)
    (PA-18-372)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (Parent K08 – No Independent Clinical Trials)
    (PA-18-373)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Parent K23 – Clinical Trial Required)
    (PA-18-374)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (Parent K23 – Independent Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
    (PA-18-375)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Family-Centered Self-Management of Chronic Conditions (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-380)
    National Institute of Nursing Research
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • A Family-Centered Self-Management of Chronic Conditions (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-383)
    National Institute of Nursing Research
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R01) – Clinical Trial Optional
    (PA-18-385)
    Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
    National Cancer Institute
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • mHealth Tools for Individuals with Chronic Conditions to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self-Management (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-386)
    National Institute of Nursing Research
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • mHealth Tools for Individuals with Chronic Conditions to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self-Management (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-389)
    National Institute of Nursing Research
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24 – Clinical Trial Required)(PA-18-393)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24 – No Independent Clinical Trials)(PA-18-394)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25 – Clinical Trial Required)
    (PA-18-395)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Mentored Quantitative Research Development Award (Parent K25 – No Independent Clinical Trials)(PA-18-396)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32)(PA-18-403)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T35)(PA-18-404)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Pilot and Feasibility Therapeutic Clinical Trials in Diabetes, and Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases (R21- Clinical Trial Required)
    (PA-18-405)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R21)- Clinical Trials Not Allowed
    (PA-18-406)
    Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
    National Cancer Institute
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R21) – Clinical Trials Optional
    (PA-18-407)
    Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
    National Cancer Institute
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM

  • NCI Small Grants Program for Cancer Research (NCI Omnibus R03 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-021)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): February 27, 2018; June 29, 2018; October 26, 2018; February 26, 2019; June 28, 2019; October 25, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • Ancillary Studies to Identify Behavioral and/or Psychological Phenotypes Contributing to Obesity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-105)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
    Office of Disease Prevention
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): February 28, 2018; June 28, 2018; February 28, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R18 Clinical Trial Required)
    (PAR-18-106)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 1, 2018; November 1, 2018; March 1, 2019; and November 1, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • Planning Grants for Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R34 Clinical Trial Required)
    (PAR-18-107)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 1, 2018; November 1, 2018; March 1, 2019; and November 1, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • NCMRR Early Career Research Award (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-211)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 30, 2018, March 29, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • Research To Address Sleep Disorders in the Context of Medical Rehabilitation (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-212)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    National Institute of Nursing Research
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 30, 2018, March 29, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-213)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 30, 2018, March 30, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • Strategic Alliances for Medications Development to Treat Substance Use Disorders (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-218)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 27, 2018; July 25, 2018; March 27, 2019; July 25, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • Grand Opportunity in Medications Development for Substance-Use Disorders (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-219)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 27, 2018; July 25, 2018; March 27, 2019; July 25, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • National Cooperative Drug/Device Discovery/Development Groups (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-230)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): February 23, 2018; June 22, 2018; October 23, 2018; February 22, 2019; June 24, 2019; October 23, 2019; February 24, 2020, by 5:00 PM

  • National Cooperative Drug/Device Discovery/Development Groups (NCDDG) for the Treatment of Mental or Substance Use Disorders or Alcohol Addiction (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-231)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): February 23, 2018; June 22, 2018; October 23, 2018; February 22, 2019; June 24, 2019; October 23, 2019; February 24, 2020, by 5:00 PM

  • Reducing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis in the United States (R34 Clinical Trial Required)
    (PAR-18-232)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 19, 2018; July 18, 2018; November 19, 2018; March 19, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • Reducing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis in the United States (R01 Clinical Trial Required)
    (PAR-18-233)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 19, 2018; July 18, 2018; November 19, 2018; March 19, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • Collaborative Innovation Award, Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-244)
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 8, 2018; July 11, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Limited Competition: Exploratory CTSA Collaborative Innovation Awards (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-245)
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 29, 2018, July 30, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) (P20 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-262)
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 27, 2018; March 27, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • Novel Assays to Address Translational Gaps in Treatment Development (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-268)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): February 23, 2018, June 26, 2018, October 24, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R01) Clinical Trials Optional(PAR-18-352)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Education and Health: New Frontiers (R21)- Clinical Trial Optional
    (PAR-18-362)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply), by 5:00 PM

  • NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22 – No Clinical Trials)
    (PAR-18-366)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply), by 5:00 PM

  • NCI Transition Career Development Award to Promote Diversity (K22 Clinical Trial Required)
    (PAR-18-367)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply), by 5:00 PM

  • Methodology and Measurement in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (R21) Clinical Trials Optional (PAR-18-378)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Education and Health: New Frontiers (R01)- Clinical Trial Optional
    (PAR-18-387)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM

  • Education and Health: New Frontiers (R03) – Clinical Trial Optional
    (PAR-18-388)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM 

NSF RFPs

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)

Full Proposal Target Date: December 20, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-516  The Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The Centers are catalyzed by an investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry Center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the Center. Each Center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the …  More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5501&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining)

 

National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots

 

 Solicitation: NSF 17-592
Due Date: April 06, 2018
Institutional Limit: 3
Limit Summary:A single organization may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution.  Full proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF, and no more than two invitations will be issued to a single organization. There is no limit to participation as a partner institution.
Solicitation: NSF 18-519
Due Date: February 21, 2018
Institutional Limit: 1  Limit Summary: Institutions are restricted to submitting only one proposal for this solicitation. The one proposal can be for either the ANES Face-to-Face Competition or for the ANES WEB Competition.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Workshop

The Pavlis Honors College will host the first of its annual Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) workshops from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6 in Fisher 131. The workshop will be led by SURF Coordinator, Will Cantrell.

The SURF program offers undergraduate students a $4,000 stipend to work for 10 weeks on research on campus in the summer. Applications are open to all Tech undergraduates who have at least one semester remaining after the summer. In order to be eligible for SURF, students must submit their applications by 4 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2018. If you know of students interested in participating in a summer fellowship on campus, please encourage them to attend the workshop.

For information on other upcoming undergraduate research workshops click here.


Michigan Tech I-Corps Site Workshop

The Michigan Tech I-Corps Site Program and the Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship will host its next NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Workshop beginning January 2018. Dates and times for the upcoming workshop are tentatively scheduled from 5-8 p.m. for Jan. 17, Jan. 24, Feb. 14 and Feb. 21.

The I-Corps Site program is a team-based program structure that was developed through a partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. The workshop provides an introduction to the Lean Start-up business development methodology which focuses on getting out of the lab and using the proven tools of Customer Discovery and the Business Model Canvas to evaluate the commercial potential of innovative technologies.

This is a great opportunity to work with an experienced team of workshop leaders to determine, document, and fully realize the commercial potential of your technology. Teams which successfully complete the program requirements are eligible for $2,500 to advance their technology-focused start-up ideas through customer discovery and prototyping. Teams also become eligible for NSF’s National I-Corps program which includes $50,000 in funding.

Participants of I-Corps Site programs and NSF’s National I-Corps have demonstrated significantly higher funding rates from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) programs which offer Phase I awards up to $225,000 and Phase II awards up to $750,000. Past participants also report that the I-Corps program had a positive impact on their careers, as well as their approach to research, teaching and mentoring.

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor, Dr. Andrew Barnard commented on his experience with I-Corps, “Our participation in the I-Corps Site Program at Tech helped us to understand our potential customers and get answers to questions that will steer our research for years to come. It has propelled us to the National I-Corps Program where we’re excited to learn more from our customers about our product idea.”

Apply today for this great experience. For more information on the Michigan Tech I-Corps Site Program or to apply for the January workshop, visit mtu.edu/honors/ice/icorps/.


AISES November Opportunities Newsletter

 

AISES Opportunities:

SPRK-ing Interest in Computer Science- A New AISES Pre-College Program
AISES is excited to announce a new K-12 program combining robotics and computer programming to increase awareness and interest in STEM and Computer Science (STEM+C) among Native American students. The program will engage students in hands-on STEM+C activities powered by Sphero technology, created by AISES and tailored to Native students.

BPA Internship Application Now Available!
Deadline: December 15, 2017
One to two positions will be available in BPA’s Transmission Services. The internship will be located in Vancouver, WA (just outside of Portland, OR). The ideal student will have a background in electrical, civil or mechanical engineering.

The National American Indian Virtual Science and Engineering Fair (NAIVSEF)
Students from 5th-12th grade can participate in the NAIVSEF. There are two categories for entrants, Senior Division (grades 9-12) and Junior Division (grades 5-8). NAIVSEF projects may be submitted by individual students or teams of up to three students.  AISES awards cash prizes to the winners of each division. Complete details and timeline at: http://fairs.aises.org/naivsef

AISES Energy Challenge
The AISES Energy Challenge (EC) is an energy-specific science fair designed to engage and encourage high school and middle school students to participate in STEM education through a creative, hands-on, problem solving and engineering process in an environment similar to a science fair. Complete Details and timeline at: http://fairs.aises.org/ec

AISES 2016 Annual Report is now available
Download the PDF version here

Visit the AISES Job Board
The AISES Job Board is the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified Native STEM talent.

Winds of Change 2017 National Conference Wrap-Up
Relive the fun and see some great photos! The Winds of Change 2017 National Conference Wrap-Up is available now at aises.org. The photos and stories in this exclusive digital edition bring back wonderful memories of those busy, full days in Denver, and we can all relive that excitement in these pages.

Get your limited edition AISES 40th Anniversary merchandise, while supplies last!
– AISES 40th Anniversary Star Quilt
– AISES 40th Anniversary Drum
– AISES 40th Anniversary Mug

Join AISES! Be a part of #PledgeNativesInSTEM
AISES seeks to identify partners who are making a difference in student achievement nationwide to join us in improving educational outcomes for North American Indigenous students.  To catalyze these efforts, AISES is organizing a campaign to support Natives in STEM. #PledgeNativesInSTEM

2018 AISES National Conference
Save the date for the 2018 Annual AISES National Conference October 4-6, 2018 in Oklahoma City, OK.