Research Opportunities and Resources
Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) NSF 17-537
Full Program details: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17537/nsf17537.pdf
Mind, Machine and Motor Nexus (M3X) NSF PD 17-058Y
The Mind, Machine and Motor Nexus (M3X) program supports fundamental research at the intersection of mind, machine and motor. A distinguishing characteristic of the program is an integrated treatment of human intent, perception, and behavior in interaction with embodied and intelligent engineered systems and as mediated by motor manipulation. M3X projects should advance the holistic analysis of cognition and of embodiment as present in both human and machine elements. This work will encompass not only how mind interacts with motor function in the manipulation of machines, but also how, in turn, machine response and function may shape and influence both mind and motor function. Application due September 15, 2017.
Full Program Details: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505402&WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
Department of Defense/Air Force -- Research Lab
Diverse Collegiate Research and Development Collaboration Program
Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-AFRL-RQKP-2017-0001
Application Due Date: Jan 22, 2022
The objective of the AFRL Diverse Collegiate R&D Collaboration program is to enable collaborative research partnerships between AFRL, Academia, and Industry, in areas including, but not limited to, high speed systems, turbine engines, aerospace vehicles, power and control. These technical areas are necessary for developing critical war-fighting technologies for the nation’s air, space and cyberspace forces, as well as commercial derivatives.
Department of Defense/Office of Naval Research
Immersive Sciences for Training, Education, Mission Rehearsal, and Operations
Funding Opportunity Number: N00014-17-S-F007
Application Due Date: Apr 08, 2017
The goal of this research is to develop tools and techniques for processing, extraction, and identification of 3D content from easily accessible sources, such as crowd-sourced photos and videos on the Internet. This content should include terrain, roads, buildings, people, vehicles, and other relevant environmental features necessary to create immersive environments that reflect the intricacies of future operating environments such as megacities.
Department of Energy/Office of Science
Subsurface Biogeochemical Research
Funding Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001724
Application Due Date: May 05, 2017
The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for research in Subsurface Biogeochemical Research (SBR). The mission of the Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) within BER is to advance a robust predictive understanding of Earth’s climate and environmental systems and to inform the development of sustainable solutions to the Nation’s energy and environmental challenges.
National Science Foundation
Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering
Funding Opportunity Number: 17-534
Application Due Date: Apr 21, 2017
The BIGDATA program seeks novel approaches in computer science, statistics, computational science, and mathematics, along with innovative applications in domain science, including social and behavioral sciences, education, biology, the physical sciences, and engineering that lead towards the further development of the interdisciplinary field of data science. The solicitation invites two categories of proposals: Foundations (F): those developing or studying fundamental theories, techniques, methodologies, and technologies of broad applicability to big data problems, motivated by specific data challenges and requirements; and Innovative Applications (IA): those engaged in translational activities that employ new big data techniques, methodologies, and technologies to address and solve problems in specific application domains. Projects in this category must be collaborative, involving researchers from domain disciplines and one or more methodological disciplines, e.g., computer science, statistics, mathematics, simulation and modeling, etc.
National Science Foundation
STEM + Computing Partnerships
Funding Opportunity Number: 17-535
Application Due Date: Apr 28, 2017
As computing has become an integral part of the practice of modern science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the STEM + Computing Partnerships program seeks to address the urgent need to prepare students from the early grades through high school in the essential skills, competencies, and dispositions needed to succeed in a computationally-dependent world. Thus, STEM+C advances the integration of computational thinking and computing activities in early childhood education through high school (pre-K-12) to provide a strong and developmental foundation in computing and computational thinking through the integration of computing in STEM teaching and learning, and/or the applied integration of STEM content in pre-K-12 computer science education.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
ROSES 2016: Remote Sensing of Water Quality
Funding Opportunity Number: NNH16ZDA001N-RSWQ
Application Due Date: Apr 07, 2017
NASA's Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry program focuses on describing, understanding, and predicting the biological and biogeochemical regimes of the upper ocean, as determined by observation of aquatic optical properties using remote sensing data, including those from space, aircraft, and other suborbital platforms. NASA’s Terrestrial Hydrology program focuses on use of remote sensing to develop a predictive understanding of the role of water in land-atmosphere interactions and to further the scientific basis of water resources management.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
2020 Astrophysics Decadal Large Mission Concept, Large Ultraviolet Optical Infrared (LUVOIR) Systems Studies
Funding Opportunity Number: NNG16401001C
Application Due Date: Mar 19, 2017
Summary of Key Information Objective: To award cooperative agreements for partnerships with United States commercial business that will meet the goal of developing large ultraviolet optical infrared (LUVOIR) systems studies to meet specific NASA needs at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), as well as those of the partner. This goal will be accomplished by selecting Offerors who will cooperatively share in the cost of LUVOIR system studies.
Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)
Department of Defense
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Funding Number: PA-AFRL-AFOSR-2017-0001
Application Due Date: June 16, 2017
The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the Fiscal Year 2018 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited United States (U.S.) institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment or instrumentation. http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292128
The Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting preproposals for the Department of Education: Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program.
This is a limited competition. Each university may only submit one application as an Individual Development Grant applicant and/or one under a Cooperative Arrangement Grant applicant. Therefore, we are conducting an internal competition and are requesting preproposals by noon on March 22, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sponsor deadline for full proposals is April 24, 2017.
For further details and the internal competition requirements, please see the limited competitions website: http://research.unm.edu/frso-limited-Competitions
Interdisciplinary Discussion Groups
Recognizing that expanding UNM’s research enterprise requires new interdisciplinary collaborations, the Office of the VP for Research is offering to support Interdisciplinary Research Discussion Groups. These discussion groups will bring together faculty members to combine their diverse expertise and perspectives to generate new ideas that address interdisciplinary questions and areas of scholarship in which UNM could expand its national reputation. For additional details.
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The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2017 Solicitation 1. Applications are due 5:00pm ET on Tuesday May 16, 2017
Starting from 2015 Solicitation 2, the SCGSR program is open to graduate students with Permanent Resident status, in addition to U.S. Citizens, who meet all other eligibility requirements. Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/.
The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.
The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory during the award period.
The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2017 Solicitation 1, for project periods beginning anytime between October 30, 2017 and February 28, 2018.
Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 200 graduate awardees from about 90 different universities to conduct thesis research at DOE national laboratories across the nation.
The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories, and the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).
For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at email@example.com.
The Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is looking for outstanding researchers to address cutting-edge problems in autonomous systems and machine learning vital to the nation's security. AFRL is a basic and applied research laboratory that has explored and advanced science and technology for the US Air Force for more than 60 years. The AFRL Information Directorate employs approximately 750 scientists and engineers, and is the Air Force's center of expertise for R&D of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, and (C4I) technologies. Work is conducted across a broad spectrum of information technologies in areas such as signal processing and information fusion, next generation communication systems, high performance computing, human-machine decision support systems, cyber security, and data mining and pattern analysis for intelligence information systems
At a minimum, applicants should be proficient in object oriented programming with expertise in C++ or Java, and have past experience with algorithm development/implementation. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience prototyping graphical user interfaces, creating data visualizations using D3 or other web based languages, using distributed computing technology such as Hadoop or Apache Spark, and building/using relational databases. Finally, ideal candidates should have a history of self-motivation, public speaking, leadership, and collaborative team work.
US citizenship is required. The applicant must be eligible for a security clearance. More details can be found here.
AFRL is an equal opportunity employer. If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The Blue Waters supercomputing project offers unique opportunities for internships and fellowships to students at any accredited degree granting institution in the United States.
Society of Women Engineers Scholarship
The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women studying baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2016, SWE awarded approximately 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $750,000.
Sophomores and above: Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will open December 1, 2016.
SWE provides one application for sophomores through graduate students and one application for freshmen. Applicants complete an application and are considered for all scholarships that they are eligible for. Applications will be available for the 2017-2018 academic year:
- Sophomores through Graduate Students Application: December 1, 2016 - February 15, 2017
- Freshmen Application: March 1, 2017 - May 15, 2017
Note all deadlines are 5:00 p.m. central time. There will be no exceptions to the deadlines. For more information see: https://scholarships.swe.org/applications/login.asp
Information Science and Technology Institute - Los Alamos National Laboratory Hosts Summers School a 10 week program to get more details see the link below.
UNM NSF CAREER Workshop
Are you a junior, tenure track STEM faculty member interested in applying for the prestigious NSF CAREER award?
Come learn the ins and outs of what worked for recent NSF Awardees from UNM and gain insight into where to find the resources you need on campus to make your proposal a success!
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Ortega Hall 3rd Floor Reading Room
See the agenda for more details and Register Here.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) Grant Writing Seminar
Weekly on Thursdays From March 30 to May 25, 2017 4PM - 5PM in the Center on Alcoholism Substance Abuse and Addiction Classroom, 2650 Yale Blvd. SE Suite 110
CASAA Research Professors, Dr. J. Scott Tonigan and Dr. Jon Houck, will facilitate this free 9-week seminar series presenting a step-by-step approach to preparing a successful NIH grant application. Special emphasis will be placed on avoiding common pitfalls and capitalizing on newly implemented NIH grant application guidelines, focusing on Research Project Grant (R-series) funding mechanisms, as well as modules for Fellowship (F-series) mechanisms. • To register, please click here.
• To view the weekly seminar schedule, please click here.
Grants Management monthly trainings offered. Click the link for the current training schedule.
Institutional Review Board training - See flyer.
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