Category: External Funding

Funding announcements.

Graduate Research Supplements (GRS)to Current ENG Awards to Broaden Participation

NSF

Directorate for Engineering

Award Size and Duration: The Principal Investigator may request a GRS for twelve months, renewable annually, for the duration of the research grant for a maximum period of three years for an individual student.  The supplements are nontransferable and may only include graduate student stipend and tuition support consistent with academic institutional practices.  Indirect costs are not permitted; however, an administration allowance limited to 25 percent of the student stipend may be included.

Award Information: Anticipated funding for GRS in FY 2009 is $1,950,000, pending the availability of funds. The estimated number of supplements to be awarded will be 45-50.

Submission Deadline: The deadline for submission of this supplement request is May 26, 2009.

A request for funding of a GRS should be made by the Principal Investigator of an existing ENG award. Only one new Ph.D. student for GRS may be supported under each research grant.  GRS candidates must be United States citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the United States. The graduate students must be newly enrolled in, or planning to pursue the Ph.D. degree in engineering disciplines. Renewal for a second or third year supplement requires a report on the progress of the student toward the Ph.D. degree and availability of funds in the program.

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Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (DDIG)

NSF

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  November 20, 2009

Third Friday in November, Annually Thereafter

For electronic submission of proposals, the proposals MUST be submitted by 5:00 PM submitter’s time.

SYNOPSIS

The National Science Foundation awards Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants in selected areas of the biological sciences. These grants provide partial support of doctoral dissertation research to improve the overall quality of research. Allowed are costs for doctoral candidates to participate in scientific meetings, to conduct research in specialized facilities or field settings, and to expand an existing body of dissertation research.

See solicitation.

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Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE)

NSF

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  August 25, 2009

Innovation through Institutional Integration

SYNOPSIS

The Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program makes resources available to enhance the research capabilities of minority-serving institutions through the establishment of centers that effectively integrate education and research. CREST promotes the development of new knowledge, enhancements of the research productivity of individual faculty, and an expanded presence of students historically underrepresented in STEM disciplines.

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Hydrologic Sciences

NSF

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  June 1, 2009

June 1, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  December 5, 2009

December 5, Annually Thereafter

SYNOPSIS

Hydrologic Sciences focuses on the flow of water and transport processes within streams, soils, and aquifers. Particular attention is given to spatial and temporal heterogeneity of fluxes and storages of water, particles, and chemicals coupling across interfaces with the landscape, microbial communities, and coastal environments, to upscaling and downscaling given these heterogeneities and interfaces and how these processes are altered by climate and land use changes. Studies may address aqueous geochemistry as well as physical, chemical, and biological processes within water bodies. These studies commonly involve expertise from many basic sciences and mathematics, and proposals often require joint review with related programs.

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University-Industry Cooperative Research Programs in the Mathematical Sciences (UICRP)

NSF

DUE DATES

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  June 2, 2009

June, Annually Thereafter

It is in the national interest to provide more opportunities for mathematical scientists to have the experience of conducting research in an industrial environment and for industrial scientists to return periodically to academia, to acquire new knowledge, and to move it efficiently into technology. The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) supports this relationship through the university-industry postdoctoral research fellowships, university-industry senior research fellowships, industry-based graduate research assistantships, and industry-based graduate cooperative fellowships described in program solicitation.

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Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG)

NSF

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  May 1, 2009

OEDG Planning Grant Proposals Only

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  November 3, 2009

OEDG Planning Grant Proposals Only

This new Track supports planning workshops, conferences, symposia and related short-term activities that facilitate either: 1) development of new strategic plans to implement systemic, community-wide programs to broaden participation in the geosciences; or, 2) development of new partnerships or collaborations between multiple institutions seeking to establish sustainable projects that address the goals of the OEDG program.

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Grants for Graduate Research in Wildlife

Each year the Michigan Involvement Committee of Safari Club International awards several grants to graduate students who are working on wildlife research in Michigan. Last year eight awards were given, ranging in value from $1,000 to $3,000 dollars.  Students must be 1) accepted or enrolled in a Wildlife or related discpline, 2) planning a career in Wildlife Management field, and 3) familiar with hunting, hunting ethics, and the role of hunting in wildlife management.   For more information contact Jodi Lehman at jglehman@mtu.edu.

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Sixth Annual Byron Fellowship Program

The Sixth Annual Byron Fellowship Program will take place May 17-22, 2009 at Turkey Run State Park. The Byron Fellowship is an interdisciplinary course in sustainable communities that uniquely engages participants through place-based learning. We are looking for 12 to 16 exceptional upper class undergraduates, graduate students, or recent graduates that have a passionate interest in building sustainable communities.

During the 5-day program, participants will learn from a collection of academic teachers and active practitioners. Participants and mentors represent a wide spectrum of disciplines including the arts, natural science, social science, engineering, and theology. The teaching methods include tutorial mentoring, collaborative discussion, and individual reflection.
More information regarding the event is available at: http://www.byronfellowship.org

An informational brochure in PDF format is available: http://byronfellowship.org/ByronBrochure2008.pdf

Applications can also be downloaded from our website: http://byronfellowship.org/byronapplication.doc

Rolling admissions have begun and will be open through April 15th .  The student cost of the program is limited to a subsidized rate of $250, which includes food and lodging for the event. Need based scholarships are available.

Kari Brown is available to answer questions, email kari@mtu.edu and thank you for your support.

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