Category Archives: Faculty Opportunities

2017 Military Health System Research Symposium annual awards due June 9th.

Recognize your outstanding researchers!  The 2017 Military Health System Research Symposium annual awards recognize outstanding accomplishments in research over the past year.   Nominations are being accepted on-line until 9 June 2017.

Nominations are being accepted in the following categories:
– Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Individual/Military and Individual/Academia)
– Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Team/Academia and Team/Military)
– Distinguished Service Award
Click here to see the criteria for submission in each category.  https://mhsrs.amedd.army.mil/SitePages/Awards.aspx

1) Go to https://mhsrs.amedd.army.mil/SitePages/Home.aspx
Click on the 2017 Award Submission tab to access the nomination page
2) Click the “Add new item” link on the “2017 MHSRS Award Submissions” page.
3) When done filling out the on-line form, click SAVE to save and submit the award record. A confirmation email will be sent upon saving your submission.

Note:  You have to be registered with the MHSRS website in order to submit an award.   If you are not registered on the site, go to: https://mhsrs.amedd.army.mil/SitePages/Home.aspx

Sincerely,
2017 MHSRS Planning Committee
https://mhsrs.amedd.army.mil/SitePages/Home.aspx


Workshops for Entrepreneurs

Writing a Business Plan – Last Chance to Register!
Thursday, May 25th, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Designed for individuals who want to launch or grow their business, this webinar covers business planning in detail. Real business plan examples are used to illustrate effective planning and tools and information for the steps and process of creating a business plan draft are provided.
Your Business as a Finely Tuned Machine – Entrepreneurial Operating System
Tuesday, May 30th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) is a complete system of simple tools to help you run your business more efficiently and effectively. Learn the fundamentals of this pragmatic system in our upcoming webinar.
Business Legal Issues
Wednesday, May 31st 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
This webinar offers an introduction to the different types of legal entities that are appropriate for structuring and starting a new business. You’ll learn about tax and liability issues, along with basic elements of a contract, collections, licenses, registrations, employment and property issues, leasing and insurance.


ORAU Travel Grants

The ORAU Travel Grants Program provides up to $800 to fund faculty or staff members of ORAU member institutions to travel to meet with researchers at ORNL, Y-12, ORAU work sites or another ORAU member institution.  The purpose of the program is to support new collaborations (proposed partners have no strong current ties) with well-defined outcomes (joint white paper/proposal to an identified opportunity or publication as a result of data collected during the proposed visit).

To learn more about eligibility, selection criteria, restrictions and application process, please visit the ORAU University Partnerships Member Only web page at:  http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/members-only/travel-grants/default.aspx.

APPLY NOW!  The application cycle for all travel to be completed by September 30, 2017 is still open, and limited funds are available.

For additional information, please contact the University Partnerships Office at University.Partnerships@orau.org.

ORAU, www.orau.org

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance research and education, protect public health and the environment, and strengthen national security. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).


Martin Van Buren Natural Resource Condition Assessment statement of interest due June 9

We would like to seek responses from non-federal partners affiliated with the the North Atlantic Coast, Chesapeake Watershed, and Great Lakes- Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) and therefore this announcement needs to be distributed to those partners. This project is to prepare a natural resource condition assessment for Martin van Buren National Historical Site in New York. We expect approximately $50,000 to be available for this effort.  We will begin reviewing the Statements of Interest and Qualifications on June 9, 2017.
See information in the attachment request. I can be contacted regarding any questions and for submission of Statements of Interest.
Chris Arnott, Ph.D.
Biologist
National Park Service
Northeast Region
200 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
office: 215-597-1158

Entrepreneur YOU Business Plan & Pitch Competition

2017 COMPETITION INFORMATION

in partnership with Springboard Enterprises, presents:

CALL FOR PAPERS
Entrepreneur YOU Business Plan & Pitch Competition
Opportunity to receive cash prizes of $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000, as well as support services and technical assistance
… and it all starts with the
Concept Paper
To start your application visit miwf.fluidreview.com
May 1, 2017 – Call for Entries opens
May 31, 2017 – Concept papers and applications deadline
June 2017 – Announcement of finalists
November 2017 Dolphin Tank Competitions in Detroit, Jackson & Grand Rapids

VentureWell Grants, Community Events and Funding Opportunities due in May, June

Faculty Grants We are seeking proposals for two new focus areas that will support the emerging generation of inventors and innovators and the i&e ecosystems critical to their success. Proposals are due May 24th.

DEBUT– The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and VentureWell support the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge which recognizes undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation. DEBUT is open to undergraduate student teams working on innovation solutions to health and clinical problems. Applications are due May 31st.

E-Team Program– Our E-Team program provides early-stage funding of up to $25,000 and cultivates opportunities for student STEM inventors and innovators to move ideas out of the lab and into the market. Applications are due October 4th.

Advancing the Safe Use of Healthcare Products QuickFire Challenge– Johnson & Johnson Innovation and the OCMO are looking to reward up to $200,000 in multiple grants, and one year of JLABS space, to the individuals or teams who submit the best ideas on how to educate, inform, and provide clarity around healthcare product safety. Applications are due May 24th.

The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge– This international competition is an opportunity for green startups to win €500,000 to further develop their product or service, and to bring it to market. E-Team, Ecovative was a past winner. Applications are due June 1st.

Deshpande Symposium– The Symposium provides an opportunity for entrepreneurship practitioners and researchers to network and share experiences, gain exposure to ideas, and collaborate on activities that help accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship in colleges and universities across North America. The event takes places on June 12-14, 2017.

Center for Device Innovation QuickFire ChallengeThe CDI @ TMC QuickFire Challenge is a device-focused challenge aimed at game-changing early-stage medical device innovations across strategic areas of interest for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices, with an emphasis on Surgical Oncology and/or Obesity. Application deadline is June 28th.


5/30 Contest Deadline: 2017 Women In Clean Energy Symposium Poster Abstracts Due

We are pleased to announce that abstracts are being accepted until May 30 for a poster session taking place as part of the C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium. This competition is open to female undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers engaged in clean energy research across all disciplines in universities worldwide. Judges from MIT, DOE, and Stanford will review the poster presentations and select five winners, who will each receive a financial award of $1,000.
Abstracts may be submitted via our online portal. Please read the full guidelines prior to submission.

Important Dates:

  • May 30, 2017: Final day to submit abstracts.
  • June 9, 2017: Abstract authors will be notified of their acceptance.
  • August 20, 2017: Deadline for accepted presenters to submit a PDF of their poster along with a 1-minute video describing the poster and their research.
  • November 15 and 16, 2017: Dates of the C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium. Poster presenters must be able to attend this event in person.

Submission Criteria:
To be considered for poster presentation, entrants must be able to attend the full symposium on November 15, 2017 at MIT in Cambridge, MA to present their work in person. The entrant must be a female undergraduate, graduate student, or postdoc currently undertaking the research project presented. The presentation topic must relate to clean energy and can be in any of the following areas:

  • Basic Energy Science
  • Built Environment and Infrastructure
  • Climate and Environment
  • Developing World
  • Energy Education
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Fossil Energy
  • Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Policy and Economics
  • Power Distribution and Energy Storage
  • Renewable Energy
  • Transportation

The research  should be well underway, with at least preliminary findings, and must be original work.  For complete information, please visit https://c3eawards.org/posters. Questions may be directed to c3eawards@mit.edu.


Presidential Search Committee Volunteer Application

The University Senate is seeking faculty and staff to participate in the search for a new president of Michigan Technological University.

The President Search Committee will be comprised of Board of Trustee members, students, faculty, staff, alumni and the wider university community. Please consider being a part of the decision-making process that impacts the future of Tech.

The composition of the Presidential Search Committee will consist at a minimum of 13 members, as highlighted in the Tech Today article regarding the Board of Trustees April 28, 2017 meeting http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2017/april/new-era-research-michigan-tech.html (Scroll down to the second article). The Board has asked the Senate to identify six faculty and six staff who would make the necessary commitments to serve on this important committee.

Please submit brief biographical information and statements of interest, commitment and promise of confidentiality. Serving on the Presidential Search Committee requires a significant amount of time and commitment. It is imperative that each member is flexible in scheduling. Please review the announcement for the complete details.

The University Senate requests that those interested in serving on the Presidential Search Committee send the requested information by 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday, May 22, 2017, to Marty Thompson, President of the University Senate at thompson@mtu.edu or complete the form directly on Google Documents.

As stated in the announcement, the Board of Trustees will be announcing the composition of the members of the Presidential Search Committee at a Special Meeting to be held on June 2, 2017. All nominees are asked to be in attendance. A get together and dinner with the Presidential Search Committee members will be held on June 8, 2017 followed by the first meeting on June 9 in Houghton. Future meetings may be held in the Detroit area however video conference will be made available for those not able to travel.

Thank you for your service to Michigan Technological University as we look towards the future of our great institution.

Check your email for the link to the Google form.


ORAU Travel Grants

The ORAU Travel Grants Program provides up to $800 to fund faculty or staff members of ORAU member institutions to travel to meet with researchers at ORNL, Y-12, ORAU work sites or another ORAU member institution.  The purpose of the program is to support new collaborations (proposed partners have no strong current ties) with well-defined outcomes (joint white paper/proposal to an identified opportunity or publication as a result of data collected during the proposed visit).

To learn more about eligibility, selection criteria, restrictions and application process, please visit the ORAU University Partnerships Member Only web page at:  http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/members-only/travel-grants/default.aspx.

APPLY NOW!  The application cycle for all travel to be completed by September 30, 2017 is still open, and limited funds are available.

For additional information, please contact the University Partnerships Office at University.Partnerships@orau.org.

ORAU

University Partnerships Office

University.partnerships@orau.org

www.orau.org