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
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.
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.
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.
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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.