UN5390: Scientific Computing (BE5390, EE5390, MA5390) offered Spring 2017

In consultation with Dr. Perger, I am writing to let you know “UN5390: Scientific Computing” (cross-listed as BE5390, EE5390 and MA5390) is being offered in Spring 2017 as well. I have attached the tentative syllabus (based on Fall 2016 proceedings) with this email.
Should you have students that need a formal training in revision control system, good coding/communication habits and developing computational workflows to enhance their experience in using our shared high-performance computing infrastructure (Superior or Portage) potentially leading to increased research productivity, this would be a good course for them. Instructor approval is required and I am available throughout the break. The sooner the students choose to sign up, the more time they will have to work through the basics of Linux tutorial and more time I will have to learn their research needs to tweak the course material appropriately.
Several students each of Drs. Greg Odegard (ME-EM), Jinfeng Jiang (BME), Ravi Pandey (Physics) and Timothy Havens (ECE/CS) have previously taken this course, and please feel free to reach out to them, outside of this email, if you need additional information.
Gowtham, PhD
Director of Research Computing, IT

NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Requests for Applications

  • NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory – Pragmatic Clinical Trials Demonstration Projects (UG3/UH3)
    (RFA-AT-17-001)
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 3, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory – Coordinating Center (U24)
    (RFA-AT-17-002)
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 3, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Canine Immunotherapy Trials and Correlative Studies (U01)
    (RFA-CA-17-001)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 7, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Coordinating Center for Canine Immunotherapy Trials and Correlative Studies (U24)
    (RFA-CA-17-002)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 7, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Cancer Immune Monitoring and Analysis Centers (U24)
    (RFA-CA-17-005)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 3, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Cancer Immunologic Data Commons (CIDC) (U24)
    (RFA-CA-17-006)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 3, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Consortium for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) Translational Studies on the Tumor Microenvironment (U01)
    (RFA-CA-17-015)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 7, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Resource Center for the Consortium for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) Translational Studies (U24)
    (RFA-CA-17-016)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 7, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • NIDCR Award for Sustaining Outstanding Achievement in Research (SOAR) (R35)
    (RFA-DE-18-002)
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 30, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Limited Competition: Follow-up on Subjects and Immunological Assessments in The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes In The Young Study (TEDDY) (UC4) 
    (RFA-DK-16-504)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 15, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Developmental Centers for Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology (P20)
    (RFA-DK-17-002)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 7, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. A

  • Therapeutic Targeting Of The Human Islet Environment (UC4)
    (RFA-DK-17-003)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 22, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Competitive Collaborative Projects for Human Islet Biology (UC4)
    (RFA-DK-17-004)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 23, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Moving Beyond Standard Assessments: Applying Novel Tools to Assess Human Placental Structure and Function in Real Time (R01)
    (RFA-HD-18-003)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 31, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Moving Beyond Standard Assessments: Applying Novel Tools to Assess Human Placental Structure and Function in Real Time (R21)
    (RFA-HD-18-004)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 31, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Integrative Research in Gynecologic Health (R01)
    (RFA-HD-18-017)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 31, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Innovations for Healthy Living – Improving Population Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44)
    (RFA-MD-17-001)
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 22, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42)
    (RFA-MD-17-002)
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 22, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Early Stage Testing of Pharmacologic or Device-based Interventions for the Treatment of Mental Disorders (R61/R33)
    (RFA-MH-17-600)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 15, 2017; June 15, 2017; October 15, 2017, February 15, 2018, June 15, 2018, October 15, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Early Stage Testing of Pharmacologic or Device-based Interventions for the Treatment of Mental Disorders (R33)
    (RFA-MH-17-602)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 15, 2017; June 15, 2017; October 17, 2017, February 15, 2018, June 15, 2018, October 15, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Development of Psychosocial Therapeutic and Preventive Interventions for Mental Disorders (R61/R33)
    (RFA-MH-17-604)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 15, 2017; June 14, 2017; October 17, 2017; February 14, 2018; June 15, 2018; October 15, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Development of Psychosocial Therapeutic and Preventive Interventions for Mental Disorders (R33)
    (RFA-MH-17-606)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 15, 2017; June 14, 2017; October 17, 2017; February 14, 2018; June 15, 2018; October 15, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Clinical Trials to Test the Effectiveness of Treatment, Preventive, and Services Interventions (R01)
    (RFA-MH-17-608)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 15,2017; June 14, 2017; October 17,2017; February 14, 2018; June 15, 2018; October 15, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Clinical Trials to Test the Effectiveness of Treatment, Preventive, and Services Interventions (Collaborative R01)
    (RFA-MH-17-610)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 15, 2017; June 14, 2017; October 17, 2017; February 14, 2018; June 15, 2018; October 15, 2018 , by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Pilot Effectiveness Trials for Treatment, Preventive and Services Interventions (R34)
    (RFA-MH-17-612)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 15, 2017; June 14, 2017; October 17,2017; February 14, 2018; June 15, 2018; October 15, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Confirmatory Efficacy Clinical Trials of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Mental Disorders (R01)
    (RFA-MH-17-614)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 15, 2017; June 14, 2017; October 17, 2017; February 14, 2018; June 15, 2018; October 15, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Miner Safety and Health Training Program – Western United States (U60)
    (RFA-OH-17-001)
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 21, 2017, by 5:00 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time. Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.

  • Novel Analytical Approaches for Metabolomics Data (R03)
    (RFA-RM-17-001)
    NIH Roadmap Initiatives
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 14, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Program Announcements

  • Utilizing Health Information Technology to Scale and Spread Successful Practice Models Using Patient-reported Outcomes (R18)
    (PA-17-077)
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Administrative Supplement for Research on Sex/Gender Influences (Admin Supp)
    (PA-17-078)
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): February 13, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Eradication of HIV-1 from Central Nervous system Reservoirs (R01)
    (PA-17-084)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard AIDS dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Secondary Analyses of Existing Cohorts, Data Sets and Stored Biospecimens to Address Clinical Aging Research Questions (R01)
    (PA-17-088)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply), by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Exploratory Analyses of Existing Cohorts, Data Sets, and Stored Biospecimens to Address Clinical Aging Research Questions (R21)
    (PA-17-089)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp)
    (PA-17-090)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 15, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10)
    (PAR-17-074)
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 31, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program (S10)
    (PAR-17-075)
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 31, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10)
    (PAR-17-076)
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 31, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Increasing the Use of Medications for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorders (R01)
    (PAR-17-079)
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • NIMH Mentoring Networks for Mental Health Research Education (R25)
    (PAR-17-080)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 24, 2017; May 24, 2018; May 24, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • NIMH Research Education Programs for Psychiatry Residents (R25)
    (PAR-17-081)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 24, 2017; May 24, 2018; May 24, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • NIMH Short Courses for Mental Health-Related Research Education (R25)
    (PAR-17-082)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 24, 2017; May 24, 2018; May 24, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • NIBIB Biomedical Technology Resource Centers (P41)
    (PAR-17-083)
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21)
    (PAR-17-086)
    National Cancer Institute
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): April 4, 2017; November 1, 2017; April 4, 2018; November 1, 2018; April 4, 2019, November 1, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Tobacco Use and HIV in Low and Middle Income Countries (R01)
    (PAR-17-087)
    National Cancer Institute
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): April 4, 2017; November 1, 2017; April 4, 2018; November 1, 2018; April 4, 2019, November 1, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. 

NSF RFPs

Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 11, 2017
Partnerships Full Proposal
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-594 Despite significant increases in the proportion of women pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) doctoral degrees, women are significantly underrepresented as faculty, particularly in upper ranks, and in academic administrative positions, in almost all STEM fields.  The problems of recruitment, retention, and advancement that are the causes of this underrepresentation vary by discipline and across groups of women faculty (e.g., by race/ethnicity, disability status, …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5383&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=clickNOTE: Michigan Tech has partnered with IA State, North Dakota State University, and other mid-west universities on a partnership proposal.  Please contact minerick@mtu.edu to get involved.

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 11, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 15-504
NOTE: Michigan Tech’s internal selection process identified two MRI proposals going forward.  The first started out of the GLRC to acquire autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs) into the National Science Foundation’s Research Vessel fleet (UNOLS).  The second started out of chemistry for another AFM on campus.
 Letter of Intent Deadline Date: January 9, 2017
INTEGRATIVE FOUNDATIONS
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-519 The complexities of brain and behavior pose fundamental questions in many areas of science and engineering, drawing intense interest across a broad spectrum of disciplinary perspectives while eluding explanation by any one of them. Rapid advances within and across disciplines are leading to an increasingly interconnected fabric of theories, models, empirical methods and findings, and educational approaches, opening new opportunities to understand complex aspects of neural and cognitive …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505132&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 11, 2017
Development and Implementation Tiers for Engaged Student Learning & Institution and Community Transformation
Program Guidelines: NSF 15-585  A well-prepared, innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is crucial to the Nation’s health and economy. Indeed, recent policy actions and reports have drawn attention to the opportunities and challenges inherent in increasing the number of highly qualified STEM graduates, including STEM teachers. Priorities include educating students to be leaders and innovators in emerging and rapidly changing STEM fields as well as educating a scientifically literate …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505082&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

12/12/2016 04:28 AM EST A frustration common to both educators and policymakers surrounds the difficulty of getting effective, evidence-based approaches into widespread use in classrooms and other learning environments.  [More]
 Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 10, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-605 Computing systems have undergone a fundamental transformation from the single-core processor-devices of the turn of the century to today’s ubiquitous and networked devices with multicore/many-core processors along with warehouse-scale computing via the cloud. At the same time, semiconductor technology is facing fundamental physical limits and single-processor performance has plateaued. This means that the ability to achieve performance improvements through improved processor technologies …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505348&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

12/13/2016 05:01 PM EST   NSF INCLUDES is a multi-year initiative designed to help develop collaborative alliances and partnerships in order to create pathways for more people to become scientists and engineers.
Full Proposal Window: January 13, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 16-006Y The Service, Manufacturing and Operations Research (SMOR) program supports research leading to the creation of models, analyses, and algorithms that link data with decisions related to the design, planning, and operation of service and manufacturing systems. Specifically, the program supports advances in both general-purpose optimization, stochastic modeling, and decision and game-theory methodology; and customized methods (analytical and computational) required for the relevant applications. …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505202&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Full Proposal Window: January 13, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-1464 The Engineering and Systems Design (ESD) program supports fundamental research leading to new engineering and systems design methods and practices for specific global contexts.  In particular, ESD seeks intellectual advances in which the theoretical foundations underlying design and systems engineering are operationalized into rigorous and pragmatic methods for a specific context.  In addition, the program funds the rigorous theoretical and empirical characterization of new or …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13340&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 13, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-604  The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a 7th (seventh) year of a solicitation on collaborative research and education in the area of Scalable Nanomanufacturing for Integrated Systems (SNM-IS). This solicitation is in response to and is a component of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Signature Initiative: Sustainable Nanomanufacturing – Creating the Industries of the Future ( …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505265&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Full Proposal Window: January 13, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 15-1631  The Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) program supports fundamental and innovative research necessary for designing, constructing, managing, maintaining, operating and protecting efficient, resilient and sustainable civil infrastructure systems. Research that recognizes the role that these systems play in societal functioning and accounts for how human behavior and social organizations contribute to and affect the performance of these systems is encouraged. While component-level, …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13352&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Full Proposal Window: January 13, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-7569 The Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD) program supports fundamental research on the analysis, measurement, monitoring and control of dynamic systems. The program promotes innovation in the following areas:

Full Proposal Window: January 13, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-1630   The Mechanics of Materials and Structures program supports fundamental research in mechanics as related to the behavior of deformable solid materials and structures under internal and external actions. The program supports a diverse spectrum of research with emphasis on transformative advances in experimental, theoretical, and computational methods. Submitted proposals should clearly emphasize the contributions to the field of mechanics.Proposals related to material response are …
More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13355&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Full Proposal Window: January 13, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-1638  The IMEE program supports fundamental, multidisciplinary research on the impact of hazards and disasters upon civil infrastructure and society. The program is focused upon research on the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from multi-hazard disasters. Community and societal resilience and sustainability are important topics within the research portfolio of IMEE. The program is deeply multidisciplinary, integrating multiple perspectives, methods and results from …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13353&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Full Proposal Window: January 13, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-1468  The MME program supports fundamental research that enables the development of new and/or improved manufacturing machines and equipment, and optimization of their use, with a particular focus on equipment appropriate for the manufacture of mechanical and electromechanical devices, products, and systems featuring scales from microns to meters (proposals relating to nanomanufacturing should be submitted to the CMMI NanoManufacturing program, and those relating to the manufacture of electronic …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13346&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Window: January 13, 2017

Program Guidelines: PD 17-7479  The BMMB Program supports fundamental research in biomechanics and mechanobiology. An emphasis is placed on multiscale mechanics approaches in the study of organisms that integrate across molecular, cell, tissue, and organ domains. The influence of in vivo mechanical forces on cell and matrix biology in the histomorphogenesis, maintenance, regeneration, and aging of tissues is an important concern. In addition, the relationships between mechanical behavior and …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13523&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Full Proposal Window: January 13, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 12-8086  The Design of Engineering Material Systems (DEMS) program supports fundamental research intended to lead to new paradigms of design, development, and insertion of advanced engineering material systems.  Fundamental research that develops and creatively integrates theory, processing/manufacturing, data/informatics, experimental, and/or computational approaches with rigorous engineering design principles, approaches, and tools to enable the accelerated design and …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504809&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Full Proposal Window: January 13, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-8092  Materials Engineering and Processing  (MEP) The Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP) program supports fundamental research addressing the processing and performance of engineering materials by investigating the interrelationship of materials processing, structure, properties and/or life-cycle performance for targeted applications. Materials processing proposals should focus on manufacturing processes that convert material into a …
More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504950&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Window: January 13, 2017

Program Guidelines: PD 17-8085  The Systems Science (SYS) program supports fundamental research leading to a theoretical foundation for design and systems engineering.   In particular, the Systems Science program seeks intellectual advances in which underlying theories (such as probability theory, decision theory, game theory, organizational sociology, behavioral economics or cognitive psychology) are integrated and abstracted to develop explanatory models for design and systems engineering in a general, …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504788&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Window: January 13, 2017

Program Guidelines: PD 17-014Y The Engineering for Natural Hazards (ENH) program supports fundamental research that advances knowledge for understanding and mitigating the impact of natural hazards on constructed civil infrastructure.  Natural hazards considered by the ENH program include earthquakes, windstorms (such as tornadoes and hurricanes), tsunamis, storm surge, and landslides.  The constructed civil infrastructure supported by the ENH program includes building systems, such as the …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505177&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Target Date: January 9, 2017
Two target dates per year Program Guidelines: NSF 15-557 The Petrology and Geochemistry Program supports basic research on the formation of planet Earth, including its accretion, early differentiation, and subsequent petrologic and geochemical modification via igneous and metamorphic processes. Proposals in this program generally address the petrology and high-temperature geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic rocks (including mantle samples), mineral physics, economic geology, and volcanology. Proposals that are focused on the development…More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13683&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Target Date: January 13, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-556 The Tectonics Program supports a broad range of field, laboratory, computational, and theoretical investigations aimed at understanding the deformation of the terrestrial continental lithosphere (i.e. above the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary). The Program focuses on deformation processes and their tectonic drivers that operate at any depth within the continental lithosphere, on time-scales of decades/centuries (e.g. active tectonics) and longer, and at micro- to plate boundary/orogenic …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13673&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Window: January 13, 2017

Program Guidelines: PD 17-1637  The overall goal of the Structural and Architectural Engineering and Materials (SAEM) program is to enable sustainable buildings and other structures that can be continuously occupied and/or operated during the structure’s useful life. The SAEM program supports fundamental research for advancing knowledge and innovation in structural and architectural engineering and materials that promotes a holistic approach to analysis and design, construction, operation, maintenance, retrofit, and …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13358&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Window: January 13, 2017

Program Guidelines: PD 17-1788  Nanomanufacturing is the production of useful nano-scale materials, structures, devices and systems in an economically viable manner. The NSF Nanomanufacturing Program supports fundamental research in novel methods and techniques for batch and continuous processes, top-down (addition/subtraction) and bottom-up (directed self-assembly) processes leading to the formation of complex heterogeneous nanosystems. The program supports basic research in nanostructure and process design principles, …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13347&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Building Community and Capacity in Data Intensive Research in Education (BCC-EHR)

Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) Sample and Data Policy

Dear Colleague Letter: Data-Driven Discovery Science in Chemistry (D3SC)

Innovation Corps (I-Corps TM) – National Innovation Network Nodes Program (I-Corps Nodes)


Research Experience for Undergraduates, apply by 2/17/16

Please share our summer Research Experience for Undergraduate program with your colleagues and students. 
A flyer with information about the program is attached. Please also visit the website:
Women, minorities and students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to the program.
During the Summer of 2017, June 5-August 11, the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute offers an opportunity  for 10 highly qualified undergraduate students to participate in research for a 10 week period. This research experience is funded by  the National Science Foundation. Award includes:
• $5000 Stipend + On Campus Housing Provided
• Travel to & from Orono Reimbursed
• Students to Perform their Research at  the University of Concepción   
   (Stipend, Travel and Housing Provided)
• Week Long Research Experience & Exchange in Chile for all Students (Travel and 
   Accommodations Provided)
• Opportunity  to Perform Research on Pressing Global Issues Relating to 
   Sustainable Product Development and Biofuel Generation from Woody Biomass
COMPLETE APPLICATIONS REVIEWED AS RECEIVED, UNTIL 2/17/17
Thank you for your help,
Sheila
Sheila Pendse
Program Development Associate
Dean’s Office, College of Engineering
5796 AMC Building, Room 213
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5796
207-581-2225
207-581-2220 (Fax)

NEW Entrepreneurial Research Experience for Undergraduates -Apply for Summer 2017

I am reaching  out to you to alert you of a NEW Entrepreneurial Research Experience for Undergraduates that will happen in the Summer 2017! The aim of this E-REU is to provide students with a truly integrated research and entrepreneurship training experience, giving them both depth in fundamental engineering research, as well as breadth in entrepreneurial skills. Please pass along and share the attached flier with those that may be interested. For more information: http://e-reu.engr.uconn.edu/



Iowa State University Undergraduate Research Experience

The Human Computer Interaction Graduate Program at Iowa State University hosts a summer Undergraduate Research Experience, sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  This is a ten-week research experience where students take short courses in HCI and work in interdisciplinary teams on research projects. Housing and meals are provided, as well as a $5000 stipend. More information about this program can be found athttp://www.vrac.iastate.edu/hci/reu/

The application deadline is January 9, 2017.

After you review the materials on the website, please let us know if you have questions.

Please share this information with any of your students who may be interested.

Thanks so much.

Amy

Amy Carver, Program Coordinator

Human Computer Interaction

1620 Howe Hall

537 Bissell Rd

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Essential Knowledge Briefings for students: WDS, EDS, EPMA, EBSD, Micro XRF, XPS etc.

Wiley has a series of great, short guides called Essential Knowledge Briefings on the latest techniques, applications and equipment used in analytical science and research laboratories. They are free and available in different formats (pdf, mobi, epub).
They have one for WDS, EDS, EPMA, EBSD, Micro XRF, XPS etc.
It is a nice thing for teaching to share with students or other interested users. You can also often find hard copies at their exhibition at big conferences (so if you are at AGU… I have definitely seen them at the M&M conference).
You can find them here:
It requires a registration but then it is free.


Research Excellence Fund Call for Proposals

Proposals are being solicited for the Research Excellence Fund (REF) program, an internal award of the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Budgets are due no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, March 3 and proposals are due no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, March 10. Both must be submitted electronically per the guidelines.

Incomplete proposals or those received after the deadline will not be accepted for consideration by the review committee and will be returned. Any proposals that do not follow the guidelines will also not be accepted for consideration. Review the guidelines on the website.

For additional information, see Research Excellence Fund.

If you are interested in serving on a proposal review committee or if you have any questions, contact Natasha Chopp.