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Funding Opportunities Roundup: Oct. 27-31

Facebook Fellowship Program

Facebook has announced a two year fellowship program for 2015-2016. Fellowship recipients will have tuition and fees covered for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years, a $37,000 yearly grant, paid visit to the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, CA, and an opportunity for a paid internship at Facebook.
Deadline: Applications are due January 5, 2015.
Details: Information and link to application

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UT BRIDGE Undergraduate Research Symposium

The University of Tennessee College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) will host a the UT BRIDGE Undergraduate Research Symposium focused on opportunities in USDA Food Institute and Food Agriculture (NIFA) Friday November 7. The event is 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the UT Conference Center in downtown Knoxville.

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Funding Opportunities Roundup: October 20-24

Limited Submission Opportunity:  Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) FY 2015

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a fifth year of a program on collaborative research and education in the area of Scalable Nanomanufacturing Proposals to this topic area should target nanomanufacturing processes with a clear commercial relevance. The program particularly seeks proposals that include fundamental research in key, well-defined areas that are compellingly identified as roadblocks to scale-up. Both of these elements should be carefully explained and justified in proposals, since both the scientific novelty and the feasibility of the methods being researched will be important evaluation factors. Since Scalable Nanomanufacturing research will involve addressing multiple scientific challenges from materials science to engineering, an inter-disciplinary approach is strongly encouraged..

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NSF Accepting RAPID Proposals Related to Ebola Virus Research

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In light of the recent cases of the Ebola virus in the United Sates, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical care research that can be used immediately to better understand how to model and understand the spread of Ebola, educate about prophylactic behaviors, and encourage the development of products, processes, and learning that can address this global challenge.

Researchers are encouraged to use the Rapid Response Research (RAPID) funding mechanism, which allows for the acceptance and reviewal of proposals that have “a severe urgency with regard to availability of, or access to data, facilities or specialized equipment, including quick-response research on natural or anthropogenic disasters and similar unanticipated events.”

For more information, read the letter from the director of the NSF, Dr. France A. Cordova and find guidance on submitting a RAPID proposal.

UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists Call for Grant Proposals

Alliance of Women PhilanthropistsThe UT Alliance of Women Philanthropists is accepting grant applications for its Giving Circle grants program. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, November 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm ET in order to be eligible for consideration.

Applicants may develop a new project or program which benefits their campus or expands upon an existing program. Winning initiatives will promote the spirit of the Alliance by providing opportunities which inspire leadership and collaboration within the UT community. Grants range from $2,500 to $25,000 and are awarded annually to the most innovative and deserving applicants as determined by the Alliance’s Executive Board.

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