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Funding Opportunities Roundup, Nov. 20

Call for Proposals: Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences

The objective of the Mason Award is to kick-start the research career of promising future senior investigators in the chemical sciences. The Marion Milligan Mason Fund will provide four grants of $50,000 every other year to women researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences. Awards are for women who are starting their academic research careers. In addition to research funding, the program will provide leadership development and mentoring opportunities.
Applicants must have a “full-time” career-track appointment. More than one applicant from the same institution can apply for this award, provided that each application is scientifically distinct.
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Funding Opportunities Roundup, Nov. 13

NSF Opportunities

Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) NSF 16-512

This program seeks novel approaches in computer science, statistics, computational science, and mathematics, along with innovative applications in domain science, including social and behavioral sciences, geosciences, education, biology, the physical sciences, and engineering that lead towards the further development of the interdisciplinary field of data science.
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Funding Opportunities Roundup, Nov. 6

National Science Foundation Opportunities

Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes) NSF 16-510

This solicitation extends the BD Hubs network by establishing multi-institutional and multi-sector collaborations (i.e., across academia, industry, government, non-profits, etc.) focused on topics of specific interest to a given region, which build upon the capabilities and strengths of said region. Working in concert with the corresponding regional BD Hub, a BD Spoke would work on a particular topic that requires Big Data approaches and solutions. Each BD Spoke would function similar to a BD Hub—in that it will take on a convening and coordinating roll as opposed to primarily carrying out research—but with a narrower and goal-driven scope. Continue reading

UT NIH Research Community Open House and Networking Event

Join members of the UT NIH Research Community to receive an update on recent NIH initiatives. Participants are encouraged to stay to ask questions, provide feedback, connect with other members of Community, and explore opportunities to collaborate.

Thursday, October 29, 3:00-5:00 p.m., in A004 Blount Hall

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Funding Opportunities Roundup, Oct. 23

Division of Integrative Organismal Systems NSF 16-505

This solicitation includes two tracks. The newly-named Core track remains essentially unchanged from the description in the previous IOS Core Programs Solicitation (NSF 13-600), except that plant-microbial symbiosis proposals previously submitted to the Symbiosis, Defense, and Self-recognition (SDS) Program in the Physiological and Structural Systems Cluster of IOS are excluded from the Core track. The Core track continues to encompass a two-phase merit review process, with the submission of full proposals by invitation only, and following preliminary proposal merit review, which is required. Core track proposers will continue to submit preliminary proposals to one of the four IOS Core Program Clusters. The description of the SDS Program in the Physiological and Structural Systems Cluster of IOS has been substantially modified to accommodate changes in this solicitation about plant-microbial symbioses only. A new track, Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE), is being introduced in this solicitation.
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Funding Opportunities Roundup, Oct. 16

Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2016 (EFRI-2016 NSF 16-502)

This program of the NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) serves a critical role in helping ENG focus on important emerging areas in a timely manner. This solicitation is a funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For this solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in the following two research areas:

  • Advancing Communication Quantum Information Research in Engineering (ACQUIRE)
  • New Light and Acoustic Wave Propagation: Breaking Reciprocity and Time-Reversal Symmetry (NewLAW)

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