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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.
"Covering All the Bases: Big Data Science of RNA and DNA", David Hendrix, Biochemistry and Biophysics, OSU (Host: A. Karplus)
The NSF 2026 Idea Machine website is now live. You can submit ideas through late October. NSF is thinking BIG here – benchmark $30-50 million per year for 5-10 years. It might be one big thing (if you need to build a telescope or neutrino detector) or a portfolio of multidisciplinary centers, collaboratives, infrastructure, or entirely new investment modalities. Think NSF-y ideas – not curing cancer or going to Mars (both of which are admirable objectives, but NSF can’t pursue them…) You can't be “too big” or too ambitious. Go for it!
This is a prestigious program that seeks to connect academic expertise with national and international policy development. The program is administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, but is open to any discipline. OSU would be honored to have scientists from our university apply for this program. The program is open to tenured faculty who are US citizens. Fellows spend one year on assignment at the US Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy/international development issues and then return to OSU. Please note that while applications are not due until October 31st, the materials may require some time to compile as there are several components to the application submission including a CV, statement of interest, essays, and letters of recommendation.
OMSI Science Communication Fellows are STEM professionals, including faculty, graduate students, technicians, or other individuals in science, health, engineering, or technology related positions. Fellows participate in specialized communication training, develop a hands-on demonstration about their work, and join OMSI in helping public audiences engage with science in meaningful and relevant ways. Come to our Brown Bag on October 11th, noon, LPSC 402.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold its 50th Anniversary, Fall 2018 Conference in November. This event provides faculty, researchers, and administrators with key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF, including proposal preparation, merit review basics, and other important information. You can participate in the live webcast at no cost on either day. Some topics that may be of interest include types of funding opportunities, proposal preparation, the merit review process, NSF-wide programs and the office of international science and engineering.
Save the date for the Research's Office's New Faculty Orientation and Centers & Institutes/Facilities Fair. The morning session will include new faculty orientation and the afternoon session will include the Centers & Institutes/Facilities fair.