You are invited to a College of Science (COS) planning session to determine whether COS graduate students wish to guide and participate in a new, broad ISE program. The intent is to approach ISE from a scholarly perspective and consider how to incorporate training and best practices in outreach, communications, and engagement.
Graduate Fellowships: There are 29 fellowships in the database for masters level students and 32 for doctoral level students: https://pathwaystoscience.org/Grad.aspx The advanced search is also a great tool to filter programs by upcoming deadline: https://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?adv=adv Postdoctoral Fellowships: There are 25 different postdoc positions in our database with upcoming deadlines: https://pathwaystoscience.org/Postdocs_Portal.aspx Feel free to contact Liv Detrick if you need help using the database to find programs.
COS scientists have made a key advance toward understanding which of the trillions of gut microbes may play important roles in how humans and other mammals evolve.
A supplemental funding opportunity is available to provide support for non-academic research internships for graduate students to support career opportunities in any sector of the U.S. economy. This Dear Colleague Letter describes new funding opportunities at NSF to ensure graduate students are well prepared for the 21st-century STEM workforce.
A new technology challenge program in its second year is now available to universities. The challenge pairs agencies, governments, and problem-solving tech firms together to explore technology solutions to smart cities challenges including resiliency, energy, security, data, IoT, and mobility. Brian Wall will cover the $150 application fee for any OSU faculty interested in applying, contact him for more information.
The Renewable Energy Scholarship Foundation is now soliciting applications for the scholarships to be given in 2019. (Applications are always accepted, but they are actively solicited throughout the fall and winter, with a deadline of Feb 15.) They will give away at least two scholarships this year, possibly more depending on fundraising. One will be designated for an undergraduate. Please encourage top students studying renewable energy, in any sense, in Oregon or Washington, to apply.
Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) grantees developed a series of resources for the biomedical research and data science communities to use big data to answer biomedical research questions. Under current efforts to make the products of BD2K research usable, discoverable, and disseminated to the biomedical research community, the NIH Office of Strategic Coordination (OSC) released a webpage with direct hyperlinks to the resources developed through BD2K funding. The BD2K resource page will be updated periodically and populated with new resources as they become available.
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
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"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)
You are invited to a College of Science (COS) planning session from 12 to 2 PM on October 25th to determine whether COS graduate students wish to guide and participate in a new, broad ISE program. If you are interested in joining the planning session, sharing your experiences, and learning more about ISE, please RSVP to Bettye.Maddux@oregonstate.edu
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.
Co-sponsored by the Graduate School, College of Engineering and College of Science. Improve your skills by spending a day with the invited speaker, Dr. Peter Fiske.
"Putting your Ph.D. to Work" Workshop: A thorough and practical overview of the process of career planning and job hunting in today's job market, from the perspective of a young Ph.D.
"The science and strategy of communication": Reveals how technical communication is more effective when you appreciate things from the listener's perspective. And, discusses why "selling skills" are vital to understand and master, even if you never plan on leaving the bench.
If you can't attend in person, the sessions will be available as a webinar. Registration is required.
You are invited to a College of Science planning session to determine whether COS graduate students wish to guide and participate in a new, broad ISE program. The intent is to approach ISE from a scholarly perspective and consider how to incorporate training and best practices in outreach, communications, and engagement. If you are interested in joining the planning session, sharing your experiences, and learning more about ISE, please RSVP to Bettye.Maddux@oregonstate.edu now or by October 5. (The decision-making and planning processes alone may interest some of you as a professional development opportunity.)
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!
In Integrative Biology's Fall Seminar Series, Dr. Leslie Bach, Senior Program Manager at Northwest Power and Conservation Council will discuss what a scientist's experiences are working in Natural Resource Management. This seminar is open to everyone and all students or postdocs would get a great perspective on alternative career opportunities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org