Undergraduate seniors and firrst-year graduate students are eligible to apply for this prestigious award, which provides three years of research funding, college tuition and the mark of being an NSF recipient.
There is an opportunity for underrepresented doctoral students to participate in the Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB) doctoral scholars program. OSU has partnered with SREB to provide mentoring and support for underrepresented doctoral students who are interested in becoming faculty members. While the program is designed primarily for underrepresented students, anyone can apply. The SREB-Doctoral Scholars Program was established more than 20 years ago to increase the number of underrepresented scholars who earn the Ph.D. and to address the need for a more diverse college faculty. OSU will support 4 doctoral students and their advisors to participate in the SREB program at no cost to your department.
Preference is given to candidates who are just beginning or within their first year of doctoral study. Scholars who have completed requirements for the doctorate through the defense of the dissertation proposal are eligible for one-year of program support to work on the dissertation. SREB is especially interested in candidates from STEM disciplines however other disciplines are welcomed. Additionally, the doctoral advisor can attend the SREB Teaching and Mentoring Conference for two years with the doctoral student at no cost to the advisor or student based on our agreement with SREB.
SREB provides the following:
- Coordinates the annual Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring for Scholars, which emphasizes gaining knowledge, developing professional skills, and building a sense of commitment, teamwork, and belonging.
- Provides the following program services: orientation for scholars; consultation with the scholarâs campus liaison and advisor/mentor; monitoring scholar enrollment and progress reports; initiating periodic and frequent communications via such avenues as listservs, newsletters, emails, phone calls, and personal contact; and supporting scholar professional development.
If you have any students who could benefit from this program please share contact information so they can be enrolled as soon as possible. Contact Charlene.email@example.com or (541) 737-5936 with any questions.
The Southern Regional Education Board works with states to improve public education at every level, from early childhood through doctoral education. We help policymakers make informed decisions by providing independent, accurate data and recommendations. We help educators strengthen student learning with professional development, proven practices and curricula. And we help policymakers, institutions and educators share scarce resources to accomplish more together than they could alone.
SREB helps states focus on what works in both policy and practice. We work hand-in-hand with policymakers such as state legislators and education agency officials as they implement policies to help students achieve more, prepare students for college and careers, and boost college completion. These sustained partnerships have built a knowledge base we draw on to advise state leaders and provide information they need for sound policies and take effective action.
Applications for the GFRP are due in October, see the FAQ for more information. The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.
This article outlines tips on preparing for writing a diversity statement and preparing for a job interview question that asks the interviewee to describe specific examples of of fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.
The 3rd issue of the NSF Policy newsletter is out. Topics covered include the new collaboration template, changes to the PAPPG, the faculty salary policy, newly revised common rule for the protection of human subjects and more.
The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to encourage independence early in the Fellow's career through supporting his or her research and training goals. The research and training plan of each Fellowship must address important scientific questions within the scope of the SBE Directorate and the specific guidelines in this solicitation. The SPRF program offers two tracks: (I) Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-FR) and (II) Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences (SPRF-BP). See the full text of the solicitation for a detailed description of these tracks.
NSF has taken a variety of approaches to broaden participation across its many programs. While broadening participation is included in the NSF review criteria, some program announcements and solicitations go beyond the standard criteria. They range from encouraging language to specific requirements. Investments range from capacity building, research centers, partnerships, and alliances to the use of co-funding or supplements to existing awards in the core research programs.
The portfolio represented below is divided into three categories: (1) programs that are primarily focused on broadening participation, (2) programs that have broadening participation as one of several emphases, and (3) Dear Colleague Letters expressing interest in specific aspects of broadening participation.
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. Additional information about the program is available at: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503622
This Guide outlines the administrative policies and procedures for Fellows and PRFB Host Institutions and incorporates all policies found in the Fellowship Offer Letter and the annual PRFB Program Solicitation. This guide does not supersede the award letter terms and conditions. The current Guide applies to the 2017 Fellowship year forward, unless otherwise noted or superseded by an updated version.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is moving its headquarters to Alexandria, Virginia. NSF will have a new mailing address effective Monday, October 2, 2017, as follows: National Science Foundation; 2415 Eisenhower Avenue; Alexandria, VA 22314. The physical move to NSF's new headquarters will be phased over a six-week period, beginning Thursday, August 24 through Sunday, October 1. During this time, you may experience delayed response times when trying to communicate with NSF employees who will be in the midst of this move.
More than 30 companies are looking for interns for 2017. You’ll see from this list that there is something for everyone, from positions at pharmaceutical companies to a summer spent studying social issues that affect integrated human habitat, health, and well-being. If you are interested in improving your programming techniques, making connections, or honing your data analysis skills, apply for one of these opportunities.
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The Graduate School is offering an intensive workshop to help OSU students prepare competitive applications for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award. The workshop will be conducted in two sessions. Please attend both sessions. Session 1 will include a brief overview of the GRFP Program, application criteria, a panel discussion with current OSU GRFP Fellows and faculty reviewers, and exercises to help students draft their Personal, Relevant Background and Future Goals Statements. Session 2 will also include a panel discussion with current OSU GRFP Fellows and faculty reviewers, and will focus on exercises to help students draft their Graduate Research Plan Statement. Students interested in graduate studies in 2018 are encouraged to visit the NSF GRFP link to learn about the program benefits, eligibility criteria, and application requirements. If you have any questions about your eligibility for the program, please contact the NSF GRFP representatives listed in the Program Solicitation. Application deadlines are from October 25-27, 2017, depending on the field of study. Space is limited, please register.
This intensive two-day grant proposal workshop is geared towards those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills, as well as beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing and writing winning proposals to various funding agencies. The focus will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources. Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center. For more information, call (866) 704-7268 or visit the website. The fee is $595
Iterate is a program of two-hour seminars/workshops held once a week for a month. Iterate runs once in the fall and once in the spring. The program is open to community members and OSU students, researchers, and staff to inform and prepare them on four essential aspects of starting a successful business venture.
- Basic understanding of what entrepreneurship is and what it means to be an entrepreneur
- Basic understanding of the Business Model Canvas
- Understanding of the customer discovery process
- Understanding of Total Available Market (TAM), Serviceable Available Market (SAM), and Target Market (TM).
- Understanding of the Value Proposition and a better defined Value Proposition for your concept
- Teams will leave the session ready to move forward with their idea
Application is now open for Fall 2017, starting Tuesday 24 October.
The 1st annual Northwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference (NWTCC) will be held at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA, during 26 – 28 October 2017.
The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) will host the 2017 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology (CBD S&T) Conference in Long Beach, Calif., Nov. 28-30, 2017.CBD S&T Conference attendees will join more than 1,500 of the most innovative and influential leaders in the chemical and biological defense community to learn about the latest basic and applied research conducted in specific chemical and biological defense areas, which are listed on the conference website.