The heads of nine large U.S. corporations have issued a call to action called “Innovation: An American Imperative” that urges Congress to enact policies and make investments to ensure that the United States remains the global innovation leader. The Innovation Imperative organizers released a report describing progress and areas of concern
Got a couple of minutes before your next meeting? Waiting in line for coffee? Open the Grants.gov app & run a quick search for grants on the topic of your choice. You can even segment your search by funding provider.
Mia Thomas, a science assistant in the Divisionof Eather Sciences shares 25 top takeaways to prepare NSF grant proposals. In addition to these excellent tips, the college would also like to add a 26th: “Reward the reviewer”. Reviewers are busy intellects with intense curiosity. Reward their review by structuring and writing so that they learn something new reading your proposal. - Roy Haggerty
Principal Investigators may want to pay particular attention to those programs whose due dates are now earlier than in previous years: Combinatorics: The new target date is the fourth Tuesday in September; Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (CDS&E-MSS): September 1 - 15; Foundations: fourth Tuesday in September; Mathematical Biology: The new proposal submission window is August 20 - September 5' Probability: September 10 - 25; Statistics: December 1 - 15
Proposers can now prepare and submit full, research non-collaborative proposals in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Research.gov system. The initial release of this new Research.gov capability will run in parallel with existing FastLane proposal preparation and submission capabilities. As a result, proposers can choose to prepare and submit full, research non-collaborative proposals in Research.gov or in FastLane starting on April 30, 2018. Other proposal types will be added to Research.gov in the future. Please note, proposals initiated in the new system will not be available in FastLane and proposals prepared in FastLane will not be available in the new system. This new system is being developed incrementally and as capabilities are migrated from FastLane to Research.gov, the system features will expand until it eventually replaces FastLane for proposal preparation and submission. There will be no impact to Grants.gov and Application Submission Web Services (ASWS), and NSF will continue to fully support these proposal submission methods.
NSFs Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering announces that IBM has joined as one of the cloud resource providers for the Critical Techniques, Technologies, and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering program solicitation in FY2018.
The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology (PRFB) Program awards fellowships to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology.
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COS has five honors and awards for faculty and staff with a nomination deadline of 15 July 2018(COB):Outstanding FRA, Milton Harris Award in Basic Research, F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Science, Dean's Early Career Award, and the COS Impact award. Nominations are due 7/15.
This workshop prepares graduate students for a role as undergraduate faculty responsible for teaching statistics and data science. Topics include teaching introductory statistics; teaching data science; teaching-focused career opportunities; opportunities for grants; sharing resources and staying connected. There will be opportunities for interaction and hands-on experience with active learning and technology tools like RStudio. All participants will receive funding for one night of lodging. A limited number of travel scholarships are available and will be awarded based on demonstrated need.
The NIH Regional Seminar offers a comprehensive program including such topics as fundamentals of the NIH, compliance, peer review, grant writing for success, pre-award and post-award issues for administrators and investigators, animal and human subject research, and how to interact electronically with NIH. Early registration ends 29 June.