The purpose of PathwaysToScience.org website is to promote education and career opportunities in the STEM fields to students, with an emphasis on reaching members of underrepresented groups. The types of content they post include 1) fully funded opportunities to participate in STEM programs (such as summer research, graduate fellowships, and postdoc positions) and 2) resource links. This site can be used to post information about your postdoctoral openings to the Pathways to Science website.
Beginning on April 30th proposers will be able to prepare and submit full, research non-collaborative proposals in Research.gov. The initial release of this new Research.gov capability will run in parallel with existing FastLane proposal preparation and submission capabilities, so proposers can choose between the two platforms.
The FY2019 budget request would represent a $7.47 billion investment in strengthening the nation's economy, security and global leadership through research in cutting-edge science and engineering. At this proposed level of funding, steady with FY2017 congressional appropriations, NSF would continue its work supporting research that advances national priorities such as growth in manufacturing, defense and cybersecurity.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is making major changes to the way the research community registers for NSF accounts and maintains account and user profile information in FastLane and Research.gov. Effective March 26, 2018, NSF is introducing a new centralized and streamlined account registration process in Research.gov for the research community that will provide each new user with a single profile and unique identifier (i.e., NSF ID) for signing in to FastLane and Research.gov for proposal and award activities.
The OSU Graduate School Awards announce nominations for the FY18-19 period. This year they opened all awards for the 18-19 cycle for your review and nomination to make it easier to facilitate the nomination process for all programs and departments, while allowing plenty of time to review and submit the required nomination forms and documents.
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.
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These half-day or full day workshops are designed as professional development opportunities for STEM-based professionals and will highlight various aspects of communicating science in each seminar. They are a great opportunity to build your science communication skills while networking with other scientists, engineers, and professionals in the field. Scholarships available (apply by 4/10). Our next two seminars, Developing Your Message and Science Writing for Public Audiences will take place Saturday, April 21st. You may sign up for either seminar individually, or take both for a full-day experience. Tuition is $125 for each seminar, or $200 for the full day. Lunch will be provided for all full-day participants. For more information, including descriptions of each seminar, please see visit our website and click on “One Day Science Communication Seminar”. To register directly, please go to our registration form.
Prepare for your next conference, job interview, or other professional engagement in this networking practice session designed especially for graduate students. Learn how to navigate networking situations within the United States professional context. Facilitated by Claire Wu, Career Development Center, Shaznin Daruwalla, Counseling and Psychological Services. Wednesday, April 25 at 2 to 3 p.m., Memorial Union Building, 208.
One of the most pragmatic questions in scientific research is, “How will this research be funded?” The answer to this funding uncertainty often depends on how you present your research proposal just as much as having a good research idea. This webinar will focus on the basic skills and pointers for writing a competitive research proposal.
At the OMSI forum, a diverse audience of ~60 people selected from the Portland area will learn about the challenges associated with heat waves and extreme precipitation, as well as strategies that communities can use to build resilience to those hazards. Through small group conversations and activities, participants will share their ideas about what resilience strategies they prefer and learn about their potential impacts. Participants will also discuss a local issue related to climate change and offer their ideas for building resilience in the Portland area. This forum is part of a nationwide effort to host public forums on climate resilience funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and in partnership with Arizona State University and the Museum of Science, Boston. We would like to invite you to apply to be a part of this day-long forum at OMSI. Since the event is designed to compile opinions of people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, you do not need to have any knowledge about the topic to be selected to participate. In addition, a $50 stipend will be provided to all selected participants who attend. For more information about the forum, please contact me or Raquel Stewart (503-797-4523 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Science Communication Fellowship is a program where OMSI works with local research scientists and engineers to help them develop a hands-on demo about their research and provide professional development workshops on how to talk about their research in easy to understand, compelling ways. Curent Fellows will demo prototypes and look for feedback. There will be a free pizza party! Please RSVP to Amanda Fisher at AFisher@omsi.edu by April 27th.
Writing effective funding proposals is a crucial skill for scholars who intend to pursue research, faculty, and administrative career paths. Discover the types of funding opportunities available to graduate students, and learn the writing expectations proposals must meet for specialist and generalist audiences. Facilitated by Chris Nelson, Graduate Writing Center. Also available as a live webinar.
Learn strategies and skills to master the negotiation process, from experts across academic and non-academic fields in a panel discussion format. Moderated by Claire Wu, Assistant Director, OSU Career Development Center. Also available as a webinar.
The NSF Grants Conference will be held 4-5 June 2018. If you are a new faculty or researcher, this conference could be very beneficial. Registration opens Thursday, March 15th at 12:00 PM EST. The conference will quickly reach capacity, so we encourage you to register as soon as it opens.