Graduate Student Internship Opportunity: The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications!
The goal of the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is to prepare graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. The SCGSR program provides supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to pursue part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE laboratory in areas that address scientific challenges central to the Office of Science mission. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories.
NSF Funding Opportunity from the IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (RED) Program
This recently announced program supports re-designing engineering undergraduate education programs through the creation of significant sustainable changes necessary to overcome longstanding issues in their undergraduate programs and to educate inclusive communities of engineering and computer science students.
Reminder: NSF National Research Traineeship (NRT) – Intent to submit due September 21
NSF’s National Research Traineeship (NRT) program supports development of new, evidence-based approaches to graduate training. Through separate Traineeship and Innovative Graduate Education tracks, the program supports both development of comprehensive training programs in high-priority interdisciplinary research areas, and piloting of potentially transformative approaches to graduate education whether disciplinary or interdisciplinary. Continue reading about the program.
If you wish to submit a proposal to this program in December 2015, please let us know of your intent to submit with a brief title, likely participants and which NRT track you plan to submit to — Traineeship (DESE or general) or IGE — by September 21.
Please direct questions to Sujata Jagota, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSF National Research Traineeship (NRT): New NSF solicitation and Lehigh Idea Exchange
NSF’s National Research Traineeship (NRT) program, now in its second year, supports development of new, evidence-based approaches to graduate training. Through separate Traineeship and Innovative Graduate Education tracks, the program supports both development of comprehensive training programs in high-priority interdisciplinary research areas, and piloting of potentially transformative approaches to graduate education whether disciplinary or interdisciplinary.
Kaufman Foundation Grants in biology, chemistry and physics
The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation offers grants to support research in biology, chemistry and physics at academic institutions in Pennsylvania. Proposals are required to address basic (fundamental, pure) questions addressing core principles in biology, physics and chemistry or at the disciplinary boundaries between these fields. Applied or clinical studies will not be supported. Competitive applications are expected to be rich in innovative ideas and approaches with the potential for generating transformative intellectual advances. Continue reading
From the ARPA-E Newsletter:
“ARPA-E has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement for its newest program, GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS). The program will fund the development of disruptive generator technologies that will enable widespread deployment of residential combined heat and power systems. The ARPA-E GENSETS program seeks transformative generators/engines with 1 kW of electrical output that have high efficiency, long life, low cost, and low emissions.
The deadline to submit a Concept Paper is December 1, 2014. Additional information, including the full Funding Opportunity Announcement and how to find project teaming partners, is available on ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE (http://bit.ly/GENSETSFOA).”
The National Science Foundation is currently soliciting proposals for their PFI: Building Innovation Capacity (BIC) program under the topic of Smart Service Systems. This is a limited submission with an institutional limit of two. Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) program supports academia-industry partnerships to focus on post-discovery, academic-led research that advances, adapts and integrates technology into a human-centered smart service system and builds innovation capacity:
Continue reading Limited Submission: NSF Partnerships for Innovation: (BIC) on Smart Service Systems
The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) funding opportunity from the Department of Defense is now accepting white papers for research grants for nineteen listed topics (also copied below). MURI efforts involve teams of researchers (from one or more institutions) investigating high priority topics and opportunities that intersect more than one traditional technical discipline.
Continue reading Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) Announcement from DoD