The Chronicle of Higher Education outlines ten common mistakes in grant writing in this article written by Jude P. Mikal and Gina Rumore.
The deadline for nominations is 13 February 2018. See funding (below) for more information: OSU Foundation Fellow Tuition Scholarship, Training Grant and External Fellowship Tuition Relief, and the Targeted Graduate Tuition Scholarships.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) offered an NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Update Webinar for the research community. The PAPPG details NSF’s proposal preparation and submission guidelines, and provides guidance on managing and monitoring the award and administration of grants and cooperative agreements made by the Foundation. The webinar provided an overview of significant changes and clarifications to the PAPPG that will take effect on January 29, 2018.
If you are a postdoctoral fellow or senior graduate student interested in a faculty position in the chemical sciences at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI), this workshop can help you prepare for a rewarding career. Free registration, housing and all on-site meals will be provided. Accepted applicants will be required to submit academic job application materials for confidential review and critique by workshop facilitators by February 20, 2018. We recommend that you review the entire application and have all information on hand prior to starting the application process. Application Deadline: 11:59 PM Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science program is a national awards program that annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers. Recipients each receive up to $60,000 that must be put towards their postdoctoral research.
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 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship places science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdocs at media organizations nationwide. They have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at media outlets that include the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic, and Scientific American. Fellows use their academic training in the sciences as they research, write and report today’s headlines, while sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public. The Fellowship experience broadens the participant’s career path while increasing the public’s understanding of science and technology. AAAS will host a webinar 7 November at 2pm EST.
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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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
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.