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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 3/5/2012 @ 09:44:51, in Workshops, read 925 times)
27th Annual Hampton University Graduate Studies (HUGS) at The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility June 4 - June 22, 2012. To apply to HUGS 2012 at Jefferson Lab summer school, submit to the address below a completed application, letter of request for consideration of acceptance into the program, and at least one letter of recommendation. Submission as such will automatically place the student in the fellowship competition. The deadline for application submittal is April 2, 2012. Applications will still be accepted after this date but fellowships will only be awarded to students submitting applications by the April 2 deadline. All students will be notified by April 30, 2012 of acceptance. Forward all queries and applications to: HUGS 2012 Jefferson Laboratory Attn: Tanya-Gaye N. Stewart 12000 Jefferson Avenue Ste. 15 Newport News, VA 23606 HUGS2012@jlab.org http://www.jlab.org/hugs
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 3/2/2012 @ 16:08:11, in Fellowships, read 815 times)
LaSPACE has opened the 2012 competition for new Graduate Fellowships, Graduate Student Research Assistance (GSRA), LaSPACE Undergraduate Research Assistantships (LURA), and Research Enhancement Awards (REA) proposals. Further details about these programs, the proposal guidelines, and proposal deadlines can be found on the LaSPACE website http://laspace.lsu.edu/index.php For your convenience, the most important links and dates are included below. Please contact me (guzik@phunds.phys.lsu.edu), Ernecia Guidry (Guidry@phunds.phys.lsu.edu) or John Wefel (wefel@phunds.phys.lsu.edu) if you have any questions. T. Gregory Guzik, Assistant Director Louisiana Space Consortium Graduate Fellowships: Deadline April 30, 2012 http://laspace.lsu.edu/programs/fellowship/fellowship.php Graduate Student Research Assistance: Deadline April 27, 2012 http://laspace.lsu.edu/programs/gsra/gsra.php LaSPACE Undergraduate Research Assistantships: Deadline April 27, 2012 http://laspace.lsu.edu/programs/lura/lura.php Research Enhancement Award: Deadline May 4, 2012 http://laspace.lsu.edu/programs/rea/rea.php
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 3/2/2012 @ 13:22:11, in Board of Regents, read 809 times)
The EPSCoR Committee met yesterday and here's a few items of interest: the Acting Director of NSF EPSCoR is Denise Barnes (who happens to be from New Orleans), regarding the NASA EPSCoR program even though the proposals were due yesterday the RFP from NASA is not out yet, the second round of the SURE program has a due date of April 17th and the second round of the OPT-IN program will be due May 15. Finally, faculty are encouraged to participate in the Third Industry/Academia Workshop (on Biosciences) here in New Orleans at the end of April. A campus email blast will go out next week.
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 2/27/2012 @ 13:48:24, in Oil Spill, read 1140 times)
NOAA maintains a site for soliciting Gulf Spill Restoration project ideas at http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/restoration/give-us-your-ideas/suggest-a-restoration-project/. According to page, these ideas are entered into database and "evaluated by the trustees for consideration in project-specific restoration plans."
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 2/24/2012 @ 14:21:11, in Oil Spill, read 941 times)
If you submitted a letter of intent for the GoMRI RFP II and plan to submit a full proposal, but have not contacted ORSP please do so before Wednesday, February 29. A Letter of Intent must have been submitted by January 17, 2012 in order to apply for funding. A final grant application will not be accepted by GoMRI if you did not submit a Letter of Intent. If you did not submit a letter of intent you will need to wait until the next round of proposals to apply. The following items have been prepared to assist with your application: 1. Boilerplate language is available for a description of departments, infrastructure and experience available for procuring and administering government and non-government contracts and grants. 2. A template for the commitment letter is available. 3. UNO has an example data management plan on the proposal development site: http://www.uno.edu/orsp/ORSPHome/ProposalDevelopment If you have questions or need assistance with your application please contact Ana Barrera: ambarrer@uno.edu extension 6835.
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The Office of Research and Economic Development will be showing a 7-part live webinar lecture series on Research Commercialization offered by the Research Commercialization and SBIR Center. As defined on the lecture announcement, “research commercialization involves taking articles, documentation, know-how, patents, and copyrights, which are created during research activities and getting them to users and patients for real societal impacts”. Link to the program: http://center.ncet2.org/index.php?option=com_joomla_lms&Itemid=53&task=course_guest&id=49. Lecture 1: The Importance of Commercializing Research, Monday, February 27, 2012, noon to 1:30 pm. More information is available here: http://www.uno.edu/orsp/ORSPHome/ProfessionalDevelopment
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 2/23/2012 @ 09:56:59, in ORSP Announcements, read 672 times)
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to announce the opening competition for the 2012 Summer Research Programs. Eligible UNO faculty members are encouraged to apply for one of these awards as a means of honing their grant-making skills, and for the purpose of developing new areas of research or scholarly endeavors. Deadline for submission of applications: February 29, 2012
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 2/15/2012 @ 16:20:03, in Board of Regents, read 907 times)
The BoR has issued the Request for Applications (RFA) for the EPSCoR Supervised Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) program for 2012. This program provides opportunities for female and underrepresented minority undergraduate students to participate in research with faculty mentors. Students accepted into the program will receive a stipend of $4,000, while the faculty mentor will receive $500 per student for costs associated with the research experience. Applications are due April 17, 2012. Please note that minor changes have been made to this RFA; the application submission process is somewhat different from that used for the last competition, so the application form that accompanied the previous SURE RFA cannot be used. The RFA is also available on the Board's Sponsored Programs website at http://laregents.org.
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 2/15/2012 @ 12:56:11, in Vice President Ramblings, read 619 times)
The research of some University of New Orleans scientists is published in and highlighted on the cover of this week’s Journal of the American Chemical Society—the nation’s most prestigious chemistry journal. The researchers reported making very small materials with unique structures that could lead to technological advances in areas including computers, medicine and energy. The UNO researchers developed methods for the fabrication of nanoscale peapod structures—peapods with diameters about 5,000 times smaller than a human hair. By combining chains of small round magnetic crystals and very thin metal oxide sheets only a few atoms thick, the chemists were able to get the sheets to curl around and encase the magnetic chains to form peapod-like structures. Such materials are significant because they demonstrate not only the ability to make such small structures but they could lead to technological advances in various areas such as computer memory, medical imaging and energy production. The work was done by Yuan Yao, Girija Chaubey and John Wiley. Wiley is a university research professor of chemistry and the associate director of UNO’s Advanced Materials Research Institute.
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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 2/10/2012 @ 08:40:55, in Fellowships, read 1064 times)
The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2012-2013 California Science and Technology Policy Fellowships based in Sacramento. The S&T Policy Fellowship, a unique one-year professional development opportunity, provides the selected fellows with hands-on experience working with the California Legislature to incorporate science and technology into public policy. Eligible applicants will be Ph.D.-level (or equivalent) scientists and engineers who have a sincere interest in California current events, the state legislative process, and a strong desire to learn how policy decisions are made.
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