Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day
Key Changes to the 2018 Program
This year’s meeting will be held at the Washington Court Hotel, located just down the street from the U.S. Capitol. If you are traveling from out of town, please claim your space in the hotel room block.
The conference hotel will afford many opportunities to connect with colleagues from around the country and to plan Tuesday’s Hill visits.
Please also note: the Annual Meeting program begins Sunday, March 11, at 6:00 pm with an opening reception at the Washington Court Hotel. We hope you will join us to celebrate last year’s achievements and prepare for a robust push for increased funding this year.
Pre-Conference Humanities Roundtable
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) will hold its Humanities Roundtable at the Washington Court Hotel on Sunday, March 11, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. We encourage all NHA Annual Meeting attendees who are interested to attend. The theme of this year’s roundtable is “Meeting the Needs of Humanities Librarians.” The roundtable program will end shortly before NHA’s annual meeting begins. To register, click here.
We look forward to seeing you in March!
National Humanities Alliance
How to Write a Competitive NSF Grant
The Ohio University is sponsoring an all-day workshop: How to Write a Competitive NSF Grant
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
We have a limited number of seats available for administrators and faculty members from other institutions to participate.
The cost for non-Ohio University personnel is $150 and includes lunch.
RSVP required by Dec. 4, email@example.com (please put NSF Workshop in subject title)
The workshop will be presented by Dr. John Robertson from the Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops, www.grantcentral.com
Dr. Robertson has presented two previous workshops at Ohio University.
Reviews from both workshops were outstanding, with ratings of 4.8/5.0. Here are comments from attendees:
- “[The presenter’s] enthusiasm was perfect and his passion for the approach was great.”
- “This is a great workshop. It is very informative and educational and it is very entertaining to hear about the tips and guidelines. [The presenter] is absolutely helpful to me for learning the NSF application processes. Thanks.”
- “I found this seminar to be incredibly useful and enlightening. We should encourage more PhD students to attend. There was a lot of information presented here that I should have known years ago.”
- “This was excellent. Interesting and appropriately “fast paced” with a potentially dry topic. Thank you! A good investment.”
Dr. Robertson received his doctoral degree in 1999 from The University of Texas at Austin in pharmacology and toxicology. From 1999-2003 he served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He then went to the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2004 where he was a faculty member in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, and an associate member of the University of Kansas Cancer Center. In 2010 he was recruited to teach grantsmanship by Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops. Dr. Robertson has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from the federal and non-federal sources. He has authored 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and three book chapters. He’s been a member of grant review panels, a reviewer for biomedical journals, and served on editorial boards. In addition, he has been routinely recognized for excellence in teaching.
For a 1-minute pick me up, check out how Ohio University students dare to step outside the classroom
NHA Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day
Last year, we sent a forceful message to Congress that we opposed President Trump’s efforts to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Thanks to your advocacy, Congress has roundly rejected Trump’s proposal at every step of the appropriations process. This coming year we need to build on that support and push for increases for the NEH and other humanities funding streams.
This year’s Annual Meeting will provide ample opportunity to connect with a growing number of humanities advocates from around the country. Together, we will explore approaches to year-round advocacy on college campuses and in local communities while also preparing for Capitol Hill visits. On March 13, we will visit House and Senate offices to make a persuasive case for federal funding for the humanities.
Click here to learn more about the event.
Please join us!
Click here to learn more about the NHA Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day.
2018 Science of Team Science Conference
We are accepting Abstracts and proposals for Workshops to be held at the 2018 Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference!
Workshop Submission Deadline: February 5, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 20, 2018
The SciTS conference is the annual international forum dedicated to SciTS, bringing together thought leaders from a broad range of disciplines and fields, including: communications, management, social and behavioral sciences, information technology, systems science, and translational research. It provides investigators, academic administrators, and funders with state-of-the-art knowledge, strategies, and connections. SciTS scholars, scientists engaged in team-based research, institutional leaders who promote collaborative research, policymakers, and federal agency representatives will be in attendance.
This year’s conference for the SciTS community will be hosted by the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas on May 21-24, 2018.
The SciTS Program Committee invites submissions from individuals or groups to conduct Special Interest Workshops and Seminars.
Workshops/Sessions will be 3.5 hours or 6.5 hours in length. All topics relevant to the application of Science of Team Science approaches are welcomed, specifically with respect to training sessions that will equip SciTS investigators with tools and technical skills for data collection, analysis, or presentation in their research areas. Workshop/seminar proposals that incorporate a variety of instructional approaches (e.g. lecture, interactive discussion, hands-on exercises) and materials (e.g. slides, handouts, sample data) are strongly encouraged. We encourage workshops or seminars with a focus on methodologies including systems approaches to the field of SciTS as well as methodologies for conducting evaluation and understanding team dynamics. Furthermore, we welcome workshops and seminars that provide practical guidance for conducting and managing team science in a variety of contexts and settings, and workshops with a focus on developing team science educational and training resources.
All workshop submissions should include the information listed in the attached Call for Workshops and should be submitted through our Workshop Submission Form. Acceptance notifications will be made in March 2018, and Workshops will be held between May 21 and 24, 2018.
The SciTS Program Committee also welcomes abstracts for paper presentations, lightning round presentations, and panel presentations, as well as scientific posters.
Paper, Lightning Round, and Poster abstracts are limited to one page, while Panel abstracts are limited to four pages. Abstracts not meeting these page limits will not be considered. A panel proposal must include an abstract summarizing the overall theme of the panel, and panel submissions showcasing research papers should also include individual abstracts for each individual presentation.
All abstract submissions should utilize the attached Abstract Template and should be submitted through our Abstract Submission Form. Acceptance notifications will be made in April 2018. Presenting authors will be responsible for conference registration, travel, and hotel costs. Poster presenters will be responsible for poster printing costs. Abstracts will be compiled and made available to participants.
More information about submitting a Workshop proposal or Abstract is attached, and information about conference registration, fees, and additional travel and lodging details will soon be posted on our conference website.
Please share/forward these Calls to any interested colleagues, networks, or groups, and please reach out to our conference planning team at SciTS.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
SciTS 2018 Conference Planning team
STEM Leadership Conference
INSIGHT TO INNOVATION: WOMEN IN STEM LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE, Chicago, October 27
Meet innovation leaders at this one-day event for female scientists wanting to make an impact with their work.
Friday, October 27 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Harper Court Conference Center, Room 1121
1525 E. 53rd St., Chicago
WHO SHOULD APPLY:
This conference is open to female faculty, post-doctoral scholars, PhD students and master students in STEM fields
HOW TO APPLY:
Secure your spot by submitting a short application at
Friday, September 15
Join colleagues of diverse scientific backgrounds for a chance to grow personally and professionally. The Insight to Innovation Conference will include keynote addresses from inspirational speakers, tactical skill-building workshops, and opportunities to meet other leaders in STEM. Female scientists interested in exploring innovation opportunities for their research are encouraged to apply for this free, National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored event.
Keynote: Heather Mason, MBA ‘86, Executive Vice President, Abbott Nutritional Products
Workshop: How to Pitch Your Idea/How to Talk About Science with Non-scientific Audiences
Additional workshops and speakers
REASONS TO PARTICIPATE:
Learn how to commercialize your work Network with colleagues from different institutions Gain inspiration from the stories and experiences of others Practice skills that will help you throughout your career Participate in an event funded by the NSF and learn about other funding opportunities
HOSTED BY: This event is brought to you by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation thanks to a grant from the NSF. It’s supported by a partner of the Polsky Center, the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM), a partnership between the University of Chicago and Rush in collaboration with several health and research institutions.
Contact Meghan Kinney at meghan.kinney@ Chicago booth.edu
Professional Grant Development Workshop
Professional Grant Development Workshop
Master the techniques of writing superior winning proposals
September 14-15, 2017
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
To be held at the:
University of Illinois
Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center
This intensive two-day grant proposal workshop is geared towards those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills, as well as beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing and writing winning proposals to various funding agencies. The focus will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources.
Participants will learn how to:
1. Navigate the world of grant procurement
2. Research and identify potential funding sources
3. Address the guidelines of federal and foundation applications
4. Focus on foundation and corporate giving for the state of Illinois
5. Understand the new federal guidelines for writing winning grants
6. Know the review process and how to address key points for reviewers
7. Write winning grants that stand out against scores of competing submissions
8. Develop focused and realistic budgets
9. Demonstrate the merits excellence and innovation of your proposal
10. Package professional grant submissions
Our ultimate goal is for you to walk away with a product specific to your interests, which includes the grant design, abstract and budget.
Please click here
Questions? Call us at (866) 704-7268
Workshop Fee: $595.00 (includes a comprehensive directory, workbook, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast)
*Space is limited, and since this class fills up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.*
Can't make it?
Online Version of this Workshop
NSF National Science Board Call for Member Nominations
The National Science Board (NSB, Board) is accepting nominations for the class of 2018–2024 until September 8, 2017.
Every two years, the Board solicits recommendations for new members from leading scientific, engineering, and educational organizations, as well as the public. NSB considers all completed nominations and then makes its recommendations to the Administration. The President decides who to appoint to the NSB.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Act of 1950 created the Board with 24 Members serving 6-year terms. The NSF Director is the ex officio 25th member. The Act confers on the Board the dual responsibilities to oversee the activities of and establish policies for NSF, as well as advise the President and Congress on policy matters related to science and engineering and education in science and engineering.
The Board is an oversight and governance board, not an honorary board or an advisory committee. Members must devote considerable time to meet their responsibilities.
In its review of candidates, the NSB applies the statutory eligibility requirements and considers demographics, balance among professional fields, active researchers, teachers and administrators, and private for-profit and non-profit representation.
More information and nomination instructions are here.
Also see the Dear Colleague letter: https://www.nsf.gov/nsb/documents/2017/board-nominations-colleague-letter.pdf
National Humanities Alliance
The 2017 conference will attract humanities practitioners and scholars from around the country to address how we can deepen, expand, and even re-envision the public role of the humanities.
This conference, the second co-hosted by the National Humanities Alliance and the Federation of State Humanities Councils, will bring together representatives from state humanities councils, colleges, universities, museums, libraries, and historical societies.
Thursday, November 2nd – Sunday, November 5th, 2017
We hope you will join us!
National Humanities Alliance
2017 CBET CAREER Proposal Writing Webinar
CBET program officers will discuss best practices for developing and submitting CAREER proposals
April 17, 2017 1:00 PM to April 17, 2017 6:00 PM Webinar
The NSF Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) will host a CAREER Proposal Webinar, Monday, April 17, 2017, 1pm-6pm EDT, to share best practices regarding the development and submission of proposals to the CAREER program.
Topics will include:
· CAREER guidelines and eligibility
· Tips for proposal preparation
· Recommendations for integrating research, education and outreach into a CAREER proposal
· Insight into a proposal review
The webinar will also feature live question-answer sessions with ENG program officers and CAREER awardees.
Advance registration is required; register in WebEx.
Tamara Battle, email@example.com
NSF Related Organizations
Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems
Faculty Early Career Development Program
Save the Date: NSF Spring Meeting June 5-6, 2017
Registration Opens in March
Save the Date! The Spring 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference will be held on June 5-6, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. The two-day conference will be hosted by Kentucky EPSCoR and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville.
Conference registration will begin March 30, 2017 and the registration fee will be $300. We will notify you via email when the registration website opens. We anticipate the conference will reach capacity very quickly, so we encourage you to register as soon as the registration website opens.
We hope to see you at this exciting event! If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Science Foundation
2018-2019 Fulbright Scholar Competition Is Now Open!
The Fulbright Scholar Program is now accepting applications to teach or research in over 125 countries through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.
Fulbright continues to offer Flex Awards, which allow grantees to complete a grant in two or three shorter segments. Fulbright also offers opportunities for multi-country grants through enhanced global and regional awards, including the Fulbright Global Scholar Award.
The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2017. Learn more by attending a webinar, staff workshop, or ambassador presentation. We look forward to assisting you throughout the application process!
See the website for a schedule of webinars and workshops.
An ORS Workshop
Service grants differ from academic research grants in scope, intent, methods, objectives, and larger purposes. The Office of Research Services (ORS) presented a workshop designed to introduce faculty to the basics of writing a service project proposal entitled “How to Write a Service Grant”.
We invite interested Loyola community members to view the presentation in its entirety from the link below.
Register for NHA Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day
Illinois Science Council
Illinois Science Council
invites you to an evening of drinks,
food, prizes, and science.
Saturday, November 5, 2016
8 PM – 11 PM
Green Learning Center
325 N. Wells St., Chicago
First Annual Summit on the Social Determinants of Health
December 5 - 6, 2016 at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL
What is a social determinant of health?
Social determinants of health have been defined as conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Social determinants include things like food security, housing, transportation, education, crime, pollution, and discrimination.
Registration closes November 13. For more information, click the link below.
First Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health - (The Root Cause Coalition USA)
December 5-6, 2016, Chicago, IL. A conference on dynamic approaches to addressing the social determinants of health.
Be a Visiting Fulbright Lecturer or Host One!
Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund:
The Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF) provides funding for campuses to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars, already in the United States, for short-term speaking engagements. The OLF travel award is designed to enrich both institutions and Visiting Scholars through lectures that will promote academic disciplines and cultural understanding. No deadline, but application must be done at least 30 days in advance.
Listen to a webinar or see a PDF on applying for an OLF: http://www.cies.org/program/outreach-lecturing-fund
To apply to host a Visiting Scholar on your campus, contact Sarah Causer at email@example.com
Visit the Fulbright Scholar Blog:
The Joy of Visitors: The Enriching Impacts of the Outreach Lecturing Fund
Our latest blog post comes from Nirmal Goswami, a professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, who describes how the Outreach Lecturing Fund has brought the world to his campus.
Click here to read his blog post.
National Science Foundation Fall Grants Conference
Registration is now open!
Registration for the Fall 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 14 and 15, 2016 is now open at www.nsfgrantsconferences.com/nsf. This two-day conference will be hosted by Carnegie Mellon University at the Omni William Penn Pittsburgh.
The conference website includes a preliminary agenda as well as information about the conference venue, hotel room reservations, and travel logistics.
We anticipate that this conference will reach capacity very quickly, so please register as soon as possible to secure your attendance.
We hope that you will join NSF representatives, as well as your colleagues—faculty, researchers, and grant administrators—representing colleges and universities from across the U.S. in Pittsburgh. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation Grants Conference
Registration opens Sept 8
Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University
New NEH Funding Stream: “Humanities Connections”
Humanities Connections grants seek to expand the role of the humanities in the undergraduate curriculum at two- and four-year institutions, offering students in all academic fields new opportunities to develop the intellectual skills and habits of mind that the humanities cultivate. Grant projects focus on connecting the resources and perspectives of the humanities to students’ broader educational and professional goals, regardless of their path of study. Through this new grant program, NEH invites proposals that reflect innovative and imaginative approaches to preparing students for their roles as engaged citizens and productive professionals in a rapidly changing and interdependent world.
Grants support the development and implementation of an integrated set of courses and student engagement activities focusing on significant humanities content. A common topic, theme, or compelling issue or question must link the courses and activities. The linked courses (a minimum of three) may fulfill general education or core curriculum requirements but could also be designed primarily for students in a particular major or course of study. The Humanities Connections program gives special encouragement to projects that foster collaboration between humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences and pre-service or professional programs in business, engineering, health sciences, law, computer science, and other non-humanities fields.
Humanities Connections projects have two core features:
1. faculty from at least two separate departments or schools at a single institution must collaborate to devise new curricular arrangements; and
2. projects must include provisions for high-impact student engagement activities that relate directly to the topic(s) of the linked courses. These activities could include individual or collaborative undergraduate research projects; opportunities for civic engagement; or a structured experience with community-based, project-based, or site-based learning. Community organizations and cultural institutions can play key roles in this regard.
A video recording of a webinar about this program is available here (after you provide your name and e-mail address):https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6570098021596206594.
Contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Education Programs at 202-606-8500 or email@example.com. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing can contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.
Registration Now Open for 2016 National Humanities Conference
This is the first in a series of conferences co-hosted by the National Humanities Alliance and the Federation of State Humanities Councils that will bring the humanities community together as a whole to consider how, by leveraging our strengths, we can achieve broader public impact and showcase the fundamental role the humanities play in addressing both local and global challenges.
Salt Lake City
Thursday, November 10 – Sunday, November 13th, 2016
The program features speakers from state humanities councils along with scholars and humanities professionals from over 70 institutions, including colleges, universities, museums, libraries, and national foundations.
Still interested in getting on the program? Here are three ways to do so:
1) Present in a lightning round on “Revitalizing the Humanities for the Public Sphere.” At least 10 spaces for presenters will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Signing up in advance is highly suggested, but not required. To sign up, please contact Logan Hinderliter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2) Apply to participate in a working group session on “Challenging the Exclusive Past: Relevancy, Inclusion, and Diversity,” which will explore how organizations that support the public preservation, interpretation, and telling of history best assist communities to assert their right to tell their own histories. For more information, email Beatrice Gurwitz (email@example.com).
3) Pitch a Marketplace of Ideas session. These sessions are designed to encourage the free exchange of ideas about specific topics of interest. The discussions will take place in one or two large rooms set up with conversation circles. The individual(s) who suggested the topic will serve as discussion moderator(s). Examples of discussion goals include gathering responses to a potential project or initiative; exchanging ideas about an issue of concern; or introducing participants to a potential partner institution or organization, among other possibilities. To pitch a session, email Esther Mackintosh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We hope you will join us!
National Humanities Alliance
International Research Experiences for Students
Full Proposal Deadline Date: August 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: NSF 12-551
The International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program supports development of globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering students capable of performing in an international research environment at the forefront of science and engineering. The IRES program supports active research participation by students enrolled as undergraduates or graduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. IRES projects involve students in ...
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12831&WT.mc_id=USNSF_47&WT.mc_ev=click
This is an NSF Upcoming Due Dates - International Science and Engineering item.
Insights from Peer Reviewers and NIH Staff
Insights from Peer Reviewers and NIH Staff on Putting Together Your Application | NIH Extramural Nexus https://nexus.od.nih.gov/all/wp-content/themes/nexus_theme/js/html5.js
A new video from NIH’s Center for Scientific Review (CSR) compiles insights from peer reviewers, study section chairs, and NIH staff, to help guide you in planning and writing a competitive grant application. The CSR video – linked below – is part of CSR’s Insider’s Guide to Peer Review for Applicants page.
NIH Regional Seminar Early Bird Rate
Super Summer Savings – NIH Regional Seminar Early Bird Rate Extended to July 15!
It’s a super summer surprise… NIH is extending its early registration until Friday, July 15 for the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration in Chicago, IL (Oct. 26-28). Registering now for the Early Bird Rate will save you $30! This is the 2nd and final NIH Regional Seminar of 2016, so if you or your staff are new to working with NIH grants, then this is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed! Here are just a few highlights:
- Specialized optional pre-seminar workshops available on research with human participants, intellectual property, electronic Research Administration (eRA) systems, and the NIH grants process
- Two-day seminar offers 3 tracks: Administrators, New Investigators, and All Interests
- 65 NIH and HHS presenters providing sessions on over 40 different topics
- 15-minute 1:1 chat opportunities where you can sign up to meet as many of our presenters as you wish in order to get your questions answered
Institute of Education Science (IES) Grant Workshops
Upcoming Free IES Grant Workshops
- IES Grant Writing Workshop
Friday, June 17th, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT
Learn how to write grant applications for the Education Research and Special Education Research Grants programs. IES staff will walk through general requirements, topics, goals, and the four major sections of the application narrative, and provide tips for writing a competitive application.
To register for the webinar, please click here.
- IES Application Process
Thursday, July 14, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT
IES staff will provide information regarding the grant submission process. Topics focus on the application instructions, including content and formatting requirements, registration and submission through Grants.gov, and application forms.
To register for the webinar, please click here.
U.S. Department of Education International Education Programs Service Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
Access to the World and Its Languages
The mission of the International Education Programs Service (IEPS) is to meet the national needs for expertise and competence in foreign languages and area or global and international studies. IEPS administers 14 international education programs. These programs are complementary in nature and designed to benefit a variety of audiences through training programs, research, start-up or enhancement projects, and fellowships.
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. This program holds an annual competition.
Institutions of higher education in the United States are eligible to apply for grants under the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program. Students must apply through their institutions.
A student is eligible to receive a fellowship if he or she meets all of the following criteria:
• Is a citizen or national of the United States or is a permanent resident of the United States.
• Is a graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education in the United States who, when the fellowship begins, is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution.
• Is planning a teaching career in the United States upon graduation.
• Possesses adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project.
Duration of the Grant
Students may propose research for six to 12 months. This fellowship may not be renewed.
Terms and Conditions
A fellow shall:
• Maintain satisfactory progress in the conduct of his or her research.
• Devote full time to research on the approved topic.
• Not engage in any gainful employment during the fellowship period.
• Remain a student in good standing at his or her institution.
A final report is due from each fellow 90 days after the end of the grant period. Students should contact their institution’s project director for electronic reporting instructions.
Expenses Covered by the Award
• Travel expenses, including excess baggage to and from the residence of the fellow to the host country of research.
• Maintenance and dependent(s)’ allowances based on the cost of living in country or countries of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s).
• Project allowance for research related expenses such as books, copying, tuition and affiliation fees, local travel, and other incidental expenses.
• Health and accident insurance premiums.
• An administrative fee of $100 to applicant institution.
For More Information
E-mail questions to email@example.com or visit the IEPS Web site at www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap for information, including: application deadline, application package, previous fellowships, technical assistance, and program statute and regulations.
About IEPS Overseas Programs
Under the Fulbright-Hays Act, IEPS administers four overseas programs that provide a variety of grants to individuals and institutions of higher education for projects in foreign
languages and area studies.
• Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
• Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Program
• Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program
• Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program and Special Bilateral Projects
If you would like more information about Fulbright-Hays programs, please visit the IEPS
Web site at www.ed.gov/ope/iegps.
Here’s what participants in the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program have to say about their experiences in the program:
“Not only did time in Japan give me access to archives, without which my work would have been impossible, it also allowed me an excellent opportunity to get to know my Japanese colleagues. Over the course of the year I developed relationships that will continue to sustain my career and intellectual development for years to come. There is no substitute for joint research, and the DDRA facilitates the sorts of intellectual cross-pollination that many institutions claim to sponsor but rarely deliver.”
Ian Miller, Columbia University (New York)
“The contacts that I made during my research...will be invaluable to my further development as a scholar and as a participant in the increasingly global dialogue of scholars working on the field of Western Zhou history. They will be a source for me to draw on, and hopefully contribute to, throughout my career.”
David Sena, University of Chicago
“Collaborating with scholars and students I met while on the grant was one of the most enjoyable and fruitful aspects of my fieldwork. Local scholars in Lebanon were very forthcoming with tips and assistance on practical matters as well as providing theoretical and methodological insights. Being ’in the field’ has made me reconsider my project, both in terms of theoretical approach, but particularly in regard to sources.”
Sara Schlenghe, Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.)
“If my Fulbright-Hays-funded research stirs Ugandans to begin the process of discussion and formulation of culturally appropriate mechanisms to support their most vulnerable as society transitions from informal, tradition-based social support structures to a modern, legal framework, then I believe it was time (and money) well-spent.”
Simeon Wiehler, Cornell University (New York)
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
International Education Programs Service
1990 K Street, N.W., 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20006-8521
Fulbright-Hays project director is Dale Tampke, so prospective student applicants should contact him
Registration Now Open for the Spring & Fall 2016 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding & Grants Administration
The NIH is pleased to announce that registration is now open for two NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in 2016. Make plans today to join over 50 NIH and HHS program, review, grants, and policy experts, senior NIH leadership, as well as approximately 600 of your peers from around the globe for this unique opportunity.
Baltimore, Maryland: (Additional Registration, Agenda, and Hotel information available)
- Wednesday, May 11, Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops
- Thursday-Friday, May 12-13: 2-Day Seminar
- Venue: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Chicago, Illinois: (Additional Registration, Agenda, and Hotel information available)
- Wednesday, October 26: Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops
- Thursday-Friday, October 27-28: 2-Day Seminar
- Venue: Palmer House Hilton Hotel
What does the 2-day seminar offer?
The NIH Regional Seminar offers a comprehensive program for the NIH extramural community about the NIH grants process and related policies, including such topics as Fundamentals of the NIH, compliance, peer review, grant writing for success, pre-award and post-award issues for administrators and investigators, animal and human subject research, and how to interact electronically with NIH. Three tracks of sessions for administrators, new investigators, and all interests provide an array of topic choices. Special interest sessions are also provided on topics such as research integrity, intellectual property and data sharing, foreign collaborations, R& D Contracts, and ClinicalTrials.gov. Meet and hear from the NIH Deputy Director of Extramural Research, Dr. Michael Lauer, on the latest funding trends, NIH program initiatives, and so much more.
Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops offered
Expanded options for pre-seminar workshops are offered year! Check out these 1/2 day and full day opportunities:
- OHRP & NIH Workshop on Human Research Protections: Getting Through Human Research Review with Skill
- Administrator’s Boot Camp: Getting Started with NIH
- eRA Workshop: Grant Application Preparation & Submission
- eRA Workshop: eRA Commons Account Administration & Post-Submission Processing
- Intellectual Property: Understanding Requirements & Recipient Responsibilities
- Intellectual Property: A Hands-On Demonstration of iEdison
Who will be there from NIH and HHS?
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and attend sessions provided by over 50 NIH and HHS experts. These program, review, grants, and policy experts are not only presenting during the 2-Day Seminar, but attendees will have the opportunity to meet them in 15 minute 1:1 chat sessions to get more specific questions answered. For those attending the Baltimore seminar, there is an opportunity to schedule 1:1s with an additional 50 NIH institute and center. (The proximity of Baltimore to the NIH offices allow for this special opportunity.) Attendees are encouraged to meet with as many NIH & HHS experts as their schedule allows.
Who should attend?
The NIH Regional Seminar is intended for those new to the grants process, including sponsored project officers and departmental administrators, investigators, faculty, graduate students, and others involved in the NIH grants process. Over the course of two days, it also provides an opportunity to those with more experience to obtain updates on grants policies and procedures. Several new policy sessions added this year will also offer additional opportunities for more advanced content and discussions.
What's the goal of the Seminar?
The goal of the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration is to offer participants an unparalleled opportunity to gain a better perspective of NIH policies and programs and gather helpful NIH contacts, so that they may return to their offices and/or labs with useful information, resources, and tools to assist in obtaining and managing NIH awards.
Why Register Now?
All of the optional pre-seminar workshops have limited seating to promote more interactivity between participants and the presenters. With all of the optional pre-seminar workshop space filling quickly and the 2-Day Seminar often reaching capacity before the event dates, you don't want to wait too long. Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations as well while conference room rates are still available.
Please direct all inquiries to:
For Listserv information and future seminar details, please visit the NIH Office of Extramural Research Regional Seminar Web site at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/seminars.htm.
NIH Regional Seminar-Baltimore: http://regionalseminars.od.nih.gov/baltimore2016/
NIH Regional Seminar-Chicago: http://regionalseminars.od.nih.gov/chicago2016/
Please direct all additional questions to: NIHRegionalSeminars@mail.nih.gov.
Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS)
New Blog Focusing on IES Research
New Blog Focusing on IES Research
The National Center for Education Research (NCER) and The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) are pleased to announce the launch of Inside IES Research: Notes from NCER & NCSER. This blog premiered today with a welcome from Commissioners Thomas Brock and Joan McLaughlin.
National Science Board Statement on the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology Act of 2014 (H.R. 4186)
National Science Board statement on FIRST Act
April 24, 2014
The National Science Board (NSB) appreciates the historic strong commitment of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and to the research that NSF supports. In the face of global challenges to our Nation's scientific leadership, NSF must maintain an unwavering focus on enabling scientific breakthroughs and on supporting the next generation of scientists. These scientists' discoveries will underpin the health of the United States long into the future, especially with respect to its economic growth, prosperity, and security.
However, we are concerned that elements of the Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) Act do not advance those goals. In fact, some of its provisions and tone suggest that Congress intends to impose constraints that would compromise NSF's ability to fulfill its statutory purpose. Some elements of the bill would also impose significant new burdens on scientists that would not be offset by gains to the nation. Our greatest concern is that the bill's specification of budget allocations to each NSF Directorate would significantly impede NSF's flexibility to deploy its funds to support the best ideas in fulfillment of its mission to "promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense; and for other purposes."
The Board agrees that accountability and transparency are foundational to any Federal agency's mission. In the case of NSF's grant-making processes, accountability and transparency can improve both public appreciation of science and the agency's ability to deliver science in the national interest. Toward these ends, NSF management and the National Science Board are implementing new processes that will increase both transparency and accountability. We therefore do not see a need to impose new, more inflexible, legislated requirements on NSF and our science and engineering communities. We are concerned that the proposed new legislative requirements might discourage visionary proposals or transformative science at a time when advancing the decades-long U.S. leadership in science and technology is a top priority.
Since 1950, NSF has delivered enormous value to U.S. taxpayers by relying on rigorous merit review to identify the most promising research ideas across all disciplines. That value is rooted in the passion, integrity, and curiosity of our nation's scientists and engineers who conduct research with high standards of ethical conduct and accountability. Our national competitiveness, defense, and prosperity have always been and will continue to be energized by scientific leadership. Every day our researchers ask breathtaking questions about the world around us, about our genes, our brains, and about society as a whole. They are poised to take the lead in answering many of these questions, even when global collaborations are required. It is critical to our nation's future that U.S. scientists have the freedom and flexibility necessary to pursue those leadership roles effectively.
Generations of scientists, engineers, and public servants have shaped the National Science Foundation into an unsurpassed engine that drives economic competitiveness and national well-being through the progress of science. As stewards of this exceptional agency, which is a role model for the world, the NSB is committed to engage with the Administration and the Congress to ensure scientific progress continues for generations to come.
Dan E. Arvizu, Chairman, Director and Chief Executive, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado
Kelvin K. Droegemeier, Vice Chairman,Vice President for Research, Regents' Professor of Meteorology and Weathernews Chair Emeritus, University of Oklahoma, Norman
Deborah L. Ball, William H. Payne Collegiate Chair, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Dean of the School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Bonnie L. Bassler, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, New Jersey
Arthur Bienenstock, Professor Emeritus of Photon Science, Stanford University, California
Ray M. Bowen, President Emeritus, Texas A&M University, College Station and Visiting Distinguished Professor, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Ruth David, President and Chief Executive Officer, Analytic Services, Inc., Arlington, Virginia
Inez Fung, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of California, Berkeley
Esin Gulari,Dean of Engineering and Science, Clemson University, South Carolina
G. Peter Lepage, Professor of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Alan I. Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Executive Publisher, Science, Washington, DC
W. Carl Lineberger, E.U. Condon Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Fellow of JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder
Stephen Mayo, Bren Professor of Biology and Chemistry; Chair, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
G.P. "Bud" Peterson, President, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Douglas D. Randall, Professor Emeritus and Thomas Jefferson Fellow and Director Emeritus, Interdisciplinary Plant Group, University of Missouri, Columbia
Geraldine Richmond, Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene
Anneila I. Sargent, Ira S. Bowen Professor of Astronomy and Vice President for Student Affairs, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
Diane L. Souvaine, Vice Provost for Research, Professor of Computer Science, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
Arnold F. Stancell, Vice President Mobil Oil (Retired), Turner Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Claude M. Steele, Dean, School of Education, Stanford University, California
Robert J. Zimmer, President, University of Chicago, Illinois
Maria T. Zuber, E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics and Vice President for Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
Nadine Lymn, National Science Board, (703) 292-2490, firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2014, its budget is $7.2 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives about 50,000 competitive requests for funding, and makes about 11,500 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $593 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page: http://www.nsf.gov
NSF News: http://www.nsf.gov/news/
For the News Media: http://www.nsf.gov/news/newsroom.jsp
Science and Engineering Statistics: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/
Awards Searches: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/
Getting Funded: An AHRQ Grants Overview
On April 15, the Virginia Commonwealth University Office of Research and Innovation hosted a workshop entitled "Getting Funded: An AHRQ Grants Overview". This introductory workshop was presented by Brent Sandmeyer, MPH, Grants Lead/Social Science Analyst at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Policy, with the aim of helping PIs better understand:
- The structure and priorities of the funding agency, including changes that have taken place over the past 2 years;
- Funding opportunities at AHRQ;
- How to determine if AHRQ is the right funding source for their research questions, including how AHRQ and NIH differ; and
- Writing competitive applications to AHRQ.
Here is the link to the video of the session: https://ess.echo360.vcu.edu:8443/ess/echo/presentation/61d34ca2-ab74-4e47-a2ec-68b4cdce064a.
Fulbright Scholar Program: Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa
Apply for Fulbright Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa
The 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S Scholar Program competition is now open and accepting applications for awards in Sub-Saharan Africa! Each year, U.S. scholars in a wide variety of academic disciplines teach and/or conduct research at educational institutions and non-profit organizations across Sub-Saharan Africa. Beyond their specific research or teaching objectives, Fulbright Scholars to the region build relationships that serve as the foundation for future collaborations.
Some of the awards to the region this year are highlighted below. We also encourage you to review the complete list of awards here to find a match for your interests and expertise!
- Africa Regional Research Program
- Ethiopia All Disciplines Award
- Rwanda Science and Technology Award
- Mauritius Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development Award
- Sudan All Disciplines Award
- Ghana Engineering Award
- Cote d'Ivoire Agriculture, Biological Sciences or Environmental Sciences Award
- Niger All Disciplines Award
- Benin All Disciplines Award
- South Africa Education, Social Sciences, Humanities, Professional Fields and the Arts Award
- Swaziland Sociology Award
- Zambia Journalism and Broadcasting Award
- Mozambique All Disciplines Award
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and the deadline for complete applications is August 1, 2016. Please reach out to us at email@example.com with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
With best regards,
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, Sub-Saharan Africa Team
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
Fringe Benefits Change for FY 17
(May 12, 2016)-Sponsored Program Accounting (SPA) has just announced that fringe benefit rates will be changing as of July 1, 2016. Fringe benefit rates are to be applied to the salary amount for the employee(s) listed in the grant budget. Note that post-doc fringe benefit rates are the same as for faculty. Fringe benefit rates are established each year in negotiations with the university’s cognizant federal agency, Department of Health and Human Services. The new rates are listed below:
Full-Time Faculty 24.8 28.3
Full-Time Staff 27.4 30.2
Part-Time Faculty & Staff 7.6 7.8
Graduate Students 46.6 46.7
- Tuition 39.2 35.2
- Health Insurance 7.4 11.5
Institute of International Education Invites At-Risk Scholars to Apply for Fellowships
Do you collaborate with an international scholar in another country?
The Institute of International Education invites qualifying scholars to apply to the Scholar Rescue Fund, which provides fellowships of up to $25,000 and health insurance to professors, researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, field, or discipline whose lives or careers are threatened in their home countries.
The fellowships support temporary academic positions at universities, colleges, and research centers anywhere in the world. Fellows are expected to teach, do research, or publish at host institutions. Applications and nominations are accepted at any time during the year on a rolling basis and will be considered three times per year. Emergency applications may be considered out of cycle if a candidate's circumstances do not permit waiting for the next cycle.
To apply for a fellowship or to find out about hosting an SRF fellow, visit the IIE website: http://www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-scholars.php
[Fulbright Scholar Program] The 2017-18 U.S. Scholar Competition is Now Open!
The 2017-2018 Competition is Now Open!
The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research, or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Higher education faculty and administrators as well as professionals, independent scholars, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, and accomplished scholars from other professions are encouraged to apply.
In order to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright continues to offer Flex Awards, which allow grantees to complete a grant in two or three shorter segments. Fulbright also offers opportunities for multi-country grants through enhanced global and regional awards, including the Fulbright Global Scholar Award.
The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2016. Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to assisting you throughout the application process!
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
2016 ASHE Annual Conference
Date: May 6, 2016
Location: Columbus, OH
Sponsor: Association for the Study of Higher Education
Event type: Proposal Due
“ASHE encourages proposals that advance knowledge and understanding of a wide range of issues pertaining to higher education as a field of study. We welcome proposals from faculty, scholars, administrators, and students who work in higher education, public policy, or a related field; those who work within and across such disciplines as education, public policy, economics, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology; and those in state and federal agencies, philanthropic organizations, higher education associations, and other entities that use research to inform policy and practice.”