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Opportunity for Junior Faculty: This workshop provides opportunities for junior faculty members planning proposals to the NSF Division of Chemistry who have not yet been a PI on a federally-funded research grant to meet with federal program officers, funded investigators, and other junior faculty. The workshop will be held on March 26-27, 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia. Applications for this opportunity are due on January 15, 2018. More information can be found at: http://go.carleton.edu/nsf2018
There will be an informational webinar held on the NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program this Wednesday, January 10th and January 17th.. The NSF Partnerships for Innovation program (PFI) offers researchers the opportunity to transform new knowledge into societal benefits through translational research and technology development efforts that catalyze partnerships and accelerate innovations. If your schedule allows it, watch an additional PFI webinar we gave in collaboration with UIDPhttps://www.uidp.org/webinar/nsf-pfi/. Registration link: January 10 (Register) or Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (Register).
Jorge Cham, the creator of PHD Comics, is giving a talk Feb. 8 on The Science Gap. Thought-provoking yet humorous, this talk will examine the need to close the disconnect in both communication and perception between researchers and the public, and how scientists and academics need to find new ways to collaborate in order to solve future challenges. Free and open to the public For accommodations, contact 541.737.0795
This webinar will cover the program solicitation (NSF 17-553) and requirements for submission of proposals to the Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes program. There will be a question-and-answer session following the discussion. Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes are national resources that aim to advance research in the mathematical sciences through programs supporting discovery and dissemination of knowledge in mathematics and statistics and enhancing connections to related fields in which the mathematical sciences can play important roles. Institute activities help focus the attention of some of the best mathematical minds on problems of particular importance and timeliness. Institutes are also community resources that involve a broad segment of U.S.-based mathematical sciences researchers in their activities. The goals of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institutes program include advancing research in the mathematical sciences, increasing the impact of the mathematical sciences in other disciplines, and expanding the talent base engaged in mathematical research in the United States. Register here.
SCIENCE TALK '18 will unite scientists, science communicators, journalists, policymakers, students, and others for two exciting days of learning how to talk science to non-scientists or those outside your discipline. It will feature presentations, workshops, expert panels, and more. Come network with other like-minded individuals and learn new ways to tackle some of the impediments scientists face every day. Ticket prices range from $75-250.