Dates of interest
"Rabies Virus Hijacking of the Host Protein LC8 is Essential for Viral Replication, Transmission, and Lethality" Nathan Jespersen, MacVicar Award Lecture, Biochemistry and Biophysics, OSU (Host: E. Barbar)
OMSI’s Science Communication Fellowship prepares STEM professionals to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences by participating in a series of fun, interactive training workshops. Fellows will join OMSI to raise awareness about current scientific research while serving as STEM role models for children and teenagers and building a culture public engagement among science professionals. An information session for the Spring 2019 training will be held on the 11th.
"Covering All the Bases: Big Data Science of RNA and DNA", David Hendrix, Biochemistry and Biophysics, OSU (Host: A. Karplus)
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.
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 November 8–9 in New Orleans, LA. Registration will open on September 6 at 12:00 PM EST. NSF anticipates the conference will reach capacity very quickly and encourages you to register as soon as it opens. This event is primarily designed to provide new faculty, researchers, and administrators with key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF, including proposal preparation and merit review basics, award management topics, and other important information. NSF program officers representing each NSF directorate will be on hand to provide up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and to answer attendee questions. Please check nsfgrantsconferences.com for the most up-to-date information, and view recordings of sessions from last year’s event. You may also contact NSF via email at email@example.com
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.