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ASEE is offering two two-week courses in the spring of 2018 for researchers and innovators who want to take their STEM education vision to the next level. The application period opens October 25. For more information click here.
The National Science Foundation wants to learn about “existing and future needs for mid-scale research infrastructure projects from the US-based NSF science and engineering community.” This category would fall somewhere between “the maximum award funded by NSF’s Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI; $4 million) and that of a major multi-user research facility project ($100 million or more).” See the Request for Information. The American Institute of Physics reports: “NSF says that many scientific discoveries could be enabled by mid-scale RI, but such projects often fall in a gap between the eligibility thresholds of the foundation-wide programs that are dedicated to funding RI.” Currently, NSF funds mid-scale projects through the budgets of its six research directorates.
The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting Century II Campaign Endowed Equipment Fund proposals (C2E2). The program provides funds to purchase equipment that will have a broad, campus-wide impact and will improve the lives of faculty, staff and students.
Submissions will be accepted until 4 p.m. Oct. 19. Late submissions will not be accepted. For more information and proposal submission requirements, visit C2E2.
Michigan Tech IT provides funds for software above and beyond the funding available through your departmental budget. If you have a software need and want to apply for this funding, complete this form.
This application collects information about the source of funding, usage and the possible substitution or addition of software. All requests are then reviewed by the IT Software Group and the IT Governance Council. More information regarding the process can be found here.
Requests are prioritized and approved based on form responses and availability of funds. Not all requests may receive funding through this process.
There’s still time to submit your request. Here are two important dates to remember:
Nov. 15: The deadline for submitting a funding request for software
Jan. 15: The date you will receive a response to the software request based on budget availability, need and impact
If you have any questions on this process, or on any IT service, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 7-1111.
Driving the Automotive Industry Using Sustainable Materials
Rice University will be hosting a two-day, hands-on workshop titled “Capacity Building for Competitive S-STEM Proposals” with the goal of helping prospective Principal Investigators (PIs) from predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs) develop more competitive proposals to the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (NSF S-STEM) program. As part of the workshop’s activities, teams will develop sections of their proposals and receive real-time feedback from experienced S-STEM PIs and reviewers. Additionally, participants will engage in a mock review of an S-STEM proposal to get a sense of NSF’s merit review process. Click here to read what participants had to say about the 2017 workshop.Because S-STEM projects now require a team member who is a researcher (educational, discipline-based educational, social/behavioral, or institutional), one of the resources to be provided for those who need it is a list of researchers who are interested in partnering with a PI to attend the workshop on January 12-13, 2018 in Houston, Texas and on an S-STEM proposal submission. All expenses will be paid for teams of researchers and PIs (faculty members who are currently teaching in an S-STEM eligible discipline) who participate in the workshop.Please see the attached flyer for details and distribute widely among your networks of PUI STEM faculty members (you may need to open the attachment to access the hyperlinks). You may contact us at email@example.com or visit http://s-stemworkshop.rice.edu/ if there are any questions. We strongly encourage prospective PIs from two-year colleges and minority serving institutions to apply.
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