Category Archives: Award Opportunities

Incentives for graduate student recruitment, GAEA and GRTA programs

This is to update you on two ongoing programs from the Graduate School:
Graduate School Academic Excellence Award (GAEA) will be extended to new students starting Summer or Fall 2018.  This initiative is to recruit top undergrad students to our accelerated Master’s programs.
Graduate Recruitment Tuition Award (GRTA) will be extended to new students starting Summer or Fall 2018.  This initiative is to recruit bright talented students to our PhD and MS programs.
Attached are two memos with guidelines about the programs.   Please share this information with all faculty.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Heather, Jacque or me.  Thank you for your help in support of graduate students and graduate programs.
Best regards,
Pushpa
Pushpalatha Murthy
Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI-49931
Ph: 906-487-2326

Deadline Extended: World War I and the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council: A Research Competition

Deadline Extended:
World War I and the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council: A Research Competition

On the occasion of the centennial of World War I, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are holding an open competition for scholars under the age of 30 to research and write a scholarly paper on a major aspect of how scientists and engineers in the United States were engaged in the World War I effort. The focus, drawing on the creation of the National Research Council associated with World War I, is on institutional changes (e.g., the charter of the NRC) and the research enterprise in America. In effect, scholars should look at how the war experience shaped long-term relationships among scientists and engineers and U.S. policymakers regarding national security and public welfare. Research grants in the amount of $5,000.00 will be available to five scholars who submit the most compelling proposals by February 28, 2018. Proposals will be judged by a NAS review committee, and the authors of the best proposals will be invited to submit fully developed research papers. A winning paper will selected by the review committee, and the paper’s author will be awarded a $10,000.00 prize.

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Nominations Open for Bhakta Rath Award and the Michigan Tech Research Award

The Vice President for Research Office is accepting nominations for the Bhakta Rath Research Award. The award offers an opportunity to promote and reward excellence in scientific and engineering research in the fields of physical and natural sciences and engineering. For complete submission guidelines, see Rath Research Award.
The Vice President for Research Office is also accepting nominations for the Michigan Tech Research Award, which offers an opportunity for an individual to be recognized for outstanding achievements in research. For complete submission guidelines, see Michigan Tech Research Award.

Nominations should be submitted electronically in PDF format per the guidelines on the web pages no later than 4 p.m. on March 8th. All nominations should be sent to me at nichopp@mtu.edu.

Thank you and have a great weekend!

Now Accepting Nominations: 2018 Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards

Nominations deadline March 31, 2018
LANSING – Nominations are now being accepted for the Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards to honor Michigan organizations and individuals for their commitment to responsible energy production and consumption.
 
The Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding achievements by recognizing people and organizations that have taken firm, meaningful actions to stop energy waste. Last year, energy solutions honored at the awards ranged from installing energy-efficient, state-of-the-art heating, cooling and lighting systems to common-sense, lower-cost steps like caulking windows and adding insulation.
 
“We agree with Gov. Rick Snyder that energy efficiency doesn’t mean doing less; it means doing as much or more, but using less energy to get it done,” said Mary Templeton, president and CEO of Michigan Saves and chair of the event’s steering committee. “We also agree that energy efficiency is the best example of a no-regrets policy Michigan can have.”
 
Nominations can be submitted online at www.mienergyexcellence.org through March 31 with winners to be announced at a celebration in the fall.
 
“The awards are a forum for sharing best practices and inspiring others to follow the winners’ lead, which is why we want to find the best examples of energy-efficiency projects — whether they are the work of students, farmers, public sector employees, nonprofit organizations, small-business owners or major corporations,” Templeton added.
 
Nominations can be made in the following eight categories:
  • Innovator of the Year – Presented to an individual driving innovation in Michigan’s energy-efficiency industry
  • Best Program – Presented to an organization committed to communicating the benefits of energy efficiency
  • Contractor of the Year – Presented to an energy-efficiency contractor
  • Best Projects: Residential – Presented to a homeowner
  • Best Projects: Agriculture – Presented to an agricultural operation
  • Best Projects: Industrial/Manufacturing – Presented to a manufacturing operation
  • Best Projects: Commercial – Presented to owners or operators of commercial buildings
  • Best Projects: Public – Presented to a public sector entity
Energy-efficient project work must have been completed between January 1 and December 31, 2017. For a complete list of award rules and nomination criteria, visit: www.mienergyexcellence.org.
The Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards recognize Michigan organizations and individuals for their commitment to responsible energy consumption. For more information, please visit www.mienergyexcellence.org.

SURF Workshop Jan. 17, 6 to 7 p.m. in Fisher 130

by Pavlis Honors College

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Workshop will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. tomorrow (Jan. 17) in Fisher 130. 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. Jan. 26.

If you know of students interested in participating in a summer fellowship on campus, encourage them to attend the workshop.

More information on other upcoming undergraduate research workshops is available online.


Robotic Student Team registration is now open for the 26th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) 1-4 June 2018 Oakland University Rochester Michigan

Registration is now open for University and College Teams for the 2018  26th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) 1-4 June 2018 Oakland University Rochester Michigan.

Registration forms are available on http://www.igvc.org/registration.htm

Please note registration is limited to no more than 3 teams per University campus or college.  If you have any questions please contact me at gerald.lane50@gmail.com
For more information on IGVC go to www.IGVC.org
Gerald R. Lane
IGVC Co-Chairman & Co-Founder
Great Lakes Systems & Technology LLC (GLS&T)

Notable women in manufacturing

Notable Women in Manufacturing secure patents and find efficiencies in production. They are researchers and inventors; they collaborate and mentor. Does this sound like someone you know? If so, nominate her to be featured in the 2018 Notable Women in Manufacturing section powered by Crain Content Studio.
If chosen, she will be featured in a special section of Crain’s Detroit Business on Feb. 12. In that section, we’ll profile the females in the manufacturing industry who are considered leaders in their workplaces and in the community, as nominated by clients or colleagues.

Nominations extended to Jan. 12!


ORAU Information: Member Only Opportunities and Announcements

University Partnerships Office (UPO) Annual Program Opportunities and Deadlines  One of the benefits of membership in the ORAU University Consortium is funding opportunities available only to member universities.  The following is a list of UPO’s FY 2018 program/event opportunities and deadlines.  All programs are subject to available funding and expect to be continued for future years. Questions on any of these programs should be addressed to university.partnerships@orau.org.

 

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/faculty-student-programs/powe/default.aspx

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. The deadline for applications for the FY 2018 awards is Monday, January 8, at noon EST. Each ORAU member councilor may submit up to two applications each year. All applications must be received electronically at PoweAwards@orau.org. Fax submittals will not be accepted.

73rd Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions – Registration Reminder

https://www.orau.org/council/

Please register to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions that will be held Tuesday, March 6th through Thursday, March 8th, 2018.  ORAU’s 73rd Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions will be focused on “Public Health Security and Biological Threats.” The meeting will focus on the issues related to preparedness for bioterrorism and other major public health threats.  Your participation will provide an opportunity for you and your colleagues to discuss key science and technology challenges and opportunities. Experts and leaders from academia and federal agencies will share their views on the effective strategies for continued progress in areas of national importance for global health security.  Visit the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions official website to view the agenda and featured speakers as well as complete your registration. Please designate a proxy to attend if you are unable to attend.  Due to security requirements, registration for non-US Citizens closes on February 6, 2018 and registration for US Citizens closes on February 13, 2018.  If you have any questions send an email to university.partnerships@orau.org.

ORAU-Directed Research and Development Program:  Phase 2 Deadline March 26, 2018

The deadline for the ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) Program Phase 2 joint ORAU/university proposal submissions is March 26, 2018.  As a reminder, ODRD projects are joint collaborations consisting of innovative research-based approaches/solutions that fall within the intersection of ORAU’s core capabilities and our member universities research interests.

Universities may propose ODRD Concepts for potential collaboration with an ORAU subject matter expert (SME).  University ODRD concepts are vetted by each school’s ORAU Councilor and submitted on the Value Through Partnerships External SharePoint Site:    https://upo.orau.org/Partners/default.aspx.  Research concepts need to be submitted as early as possible to provide sufficient time to develop the joint proposals.

After matching interests, Phase 1 and Phase 2 applications are submitted by the ORAU SME, on behalf of the collaboration team.  Phase 1 participation is not a requirement for Phase 2.  Phase 1 travel grants are considered on an on-going basis.

For additional program information, please visit the ODRD Program page on the ORAU website:   http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/members-only/odrd/default.aspx

ORAU

University Partnerships Office

University.partnerships@orau.org

www.orau.org


ORAU Information: Opportunities for All Institutions

DOE Solar Energy Innovators Program

https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/3717

The Solar Energy Innovators Program is seeking applicants interested in researching innovative solutions to the challenges faced by utilities, energy service providers, and public utilities commissions (PUCs) to adapt to a system with increasing levels of solar and other distributed energy resources. Innovators selected for the program will conduct hands-on, practical research and development on-site at a utility, energy service provider, or PUC host institution.  The Solar Energy Innovators Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO).  The application deadline is Monday, January 8, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.  For questions call Taylor Pitchford at 865-574-4806 or email atDOE-RPP@orau.org.

  

2018 Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/3727

A summer 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) on the Chamblee Campus in Atlanta, Georgia.  DLS provides laboratory support that improves the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins.  Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team, the selected participant will use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to address topics relevant to public health.  This will allow the participant to gain hands-on experience in applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of its applications to public health.  The application deadline is Friday, January 19, 2018 at 3:00 PM EST.  If you have questions, send an email to CDCrpp@orau.org.  Please include reference code CDC-NCEH-2018-0013 in your email.

 

2018 Summer Faculty Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL is the largest U.S. Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.  Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSCdUJ8cavw to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers great research opportunities! 

 In addition to the research, these experiences provide access to scientific seminars, facility tours and other networking events.  Both programs also provide eligible faculty members an opportunity to invite students to apply to participate on the research project.  Selected faculty members and students participate for 10-week summer research appointments.  The summer appointment dates are June 4 – August 10, 2018.  

Program Name

Eligibility

Application Deadline and  Informational Website

DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists Visiting Faculty Program (VFP)

·         U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident

·         Full-time faculty member in physics, chemistry, biology (non-medical), math, engineering, environmental sciences, materials sciences, or computer or computational sciences at an accredited U.S. institution historically underrepresented in the U.S. research community

·         5PM ET on January 12, 2018

·         http://science.energy.gov/wdts/vfp/

HBCU/MEI Summer Faculty Research Program

·         No citizenship requirement, unless specified

·         Full-time faculty member at institutions of higher learning that are designated by the federal government asHBCUs, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges, or Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions

·         11:59PM ET on February 9, 2018

·         http://www.orau.org/ornl/faculty/hbcu-mei-summer-program.htm

Please contact Julie Malicoat at Julie.Malicoat@orau.org for additional information.

National Center for Toxicological Research Summer ORISE Fellowship

https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3732

Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas. Selected individuals will train alongside NCTR investigators who conduct FDA mission-critical, translational research, that provides a scientifically sound basis for FDA regulatory decisions, and that reduces risks associated with FDA-regulated products.  This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and FDA.  The application deadline is Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.  For questions, call Pam Leach at 865-241-6987 or email atpam.leach@orau.org.

ORAU

University Partnerships Office

University.partnerships@orau.org

www.orau.org


ORAU RFPs and Opportunities

University Partnerships Office (UPO) Annual Program Opportunities and Deadlines

One of the benefits of membership in the ORAU University Consortium is funding opportunities available only to member universities.  The following is a list of UPO’s FY 2018 program/event opportunities and deadlines.  All programs are subject to available funding and expect to be continued for future years. Questions on any of these programs should be addressed to university.partnerships@orau.org.

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/faculty-student-programs/powe/default.aspx

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. The deadline for applications for the FY 2018 awards is Monday, January 8, at noon EST. Each ORAU member councilor may submit up to two applications each year. All applications must be received electronically at PoweAwards@orau.org. Fax submittals will not be accepted.

73rd Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions – Registration Reminder

https://www.orau.org/council/

Please register to attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions that will be held Tuesday, March 6th through Thursday, March 8th, 2018.  ORAU’s 73rd Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions will be focused on “Public Health Security and Biological Threats.” The meeting will focus on the issues related to preparedness for bioterrorism and other major public health threats.  Your participation will provide an opportunity for you and your colleagues to discuss key science and technology challenges and opportunities. Experts and leaders from academia and federal agencies will share their views on the effective strategies for continued progress in areas of national importance for global health security.  Visit the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions official website to view the agenda and featured speakers as well as complete your registration. Please designate a proxy to attend if you are unable to attend.  Due to security requirements, registration for non-US Citizens closes on February 6, 2018 and registration for US Citizens closes on February 13, 2018.  If you have any questions send an email to university.partnerships@orau.org.

ORAU-Directed Research and Development Program:  Phase 2 Deadline March 26, 2018

The deadline for the ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) Program Phase 2 joint ORAU/university proposal submissions is March 26, 2018.  As a reminder, ODRD projects are joint collaborations consisting of innovative research-based approaches/solutions that fall within the intersection of ORAU’s core capabilities and our member universities research interests.

Universities may propose ODRD Concepts for potential collaboration with an ORAU subject matter expert (SME).  University ODRD concepts are vetted by each school’s ORAU Councilor and submitted on the Value Through Partnerships External SharePoint Site:    https://upo.orau.org/Partners/default.aspx.  Research concepts need to be submitted as early as possible to provide sufficient time to develop the joint proposals.

After matching interests, Phase 1 and Phase 2 applications are submitted by the ORAU SME, on behalf of the collaboration team.  Phase 1 participation is not a requirement for Phase 2.  Phase 1 travel grants are considered on an on-going basis.

For additional program information, please visit the ODRD Program page on the ORAU website:   http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/members-only/odrd/default.aspx