The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2020 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • U. S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program1, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social science, or humanities

1Eligibility includes individuals with current status under the DACA Program, as well as individuals whose status may have lapsed but who continue to meet all the USCIS guidelines for DACA available here.

Stipends: 

  • Predoctoral–$24,000 per year for three years
  • Dissertation–$25,000 for one year
  • Postdoctoral–$45,000 for one year

Awardees will have expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows. Approximately 70 predoctoral, 36 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.

Application Deadline Dates: 

  • Predoctoral: December 17, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Dissertation: December 10, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Postdoctoral: December 10, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)

Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 7, 2020 (5:00 PM EST)

Microsoft has some grants available for data intensive research. One for computing credit, the other two for $100k. Please share with potentially interested faculty. 
Microsoft / Leonardo DiCaprio:https://www.leonardodicaprio.org/ai-for-earth/  – deadline – Sep 30
LDF and Microsoft are collaborating on the AI for Earth innovation grant to support applicants in creating and deploying open source machine learning models, algorithms, and data sets that directly tackle environmental problems faced by the world today. Grants are $100k for 1-year.

Microsoft AI for Earth – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/ai-for-earth-grants  – deadline – Oct 7
AI for Earth awards grants to support projects that change the way people and organizations monitor, model, and ultimately manage Earth’s natural systems. Depending on project need, the grants can award Microsoft Azure cloud computing resources (including AI tools) and/or data labeling services.

“The grantors are quite liberal with these grants. It is for up to $15K compute credits. Most PIs today require HPCs (high performance computers) for their work. Even, if they already have existing access to HPC resources, these grants can be used to expand those resources, when appropriate. Furthermore, getting an initial grant helps to open a door into some of the folks who are evaluating other grants.”

Microsoft / National Geographic:https://www.nationalgeographic.org/funding-opportunities/grants/what-we-fund/ai-earth-innovation/  – deadline – Oct 9

The National Geographic Society and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are partnering to support novel projects that create and deploy AI tools to improve the way we monitor, model, and ultimately manage Earth’s natural systems for a more sustainable future.
    Proposals may request $5,000 to $100,000. The budgets of successful proposals will include reasonable, well-justified costs directly required to complete the project.

All are posted on ECOS as well: https://www.science.oregonstate.edu/ecos

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2020 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programswebsite. 

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • U. S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program1, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social science, or humanities

1Eligibility includes individuals with current status under the DACA Program, as well as individuals whose status may have lapsed but who continue to meet all the USCIS guidelines for DACA available here.

Stipends: 

  • Predoctoral–$24,000 per year for three years
  • Dissertation–$25,000 for one year 
  • Postdoctoral–$45,000 for one year 

Awardees will have expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows. Approximately 70 predoctoral, 36 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.

Application Deadline Dates: 

  • Predoctoral: December 17, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Dissertation: December 10, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Postdoctoral: December 10, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)

Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 7, 2020 (5:00 PM EST)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers awards for postdoctoral and senior researchers at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) under the Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program (STFP). These awards include a generous stipend, starting at $76,542 per year for recentPh.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. The STFP provides the opportunity for selected Fellows to conduct independent research in some of the best-equipped laboratories in the U.S., in collaboration with highly qualified scientists and engineers. Research opportunities in the STFP are open to U.S. citizens only.

The STFP receives applications in four annual review cycles:

·       November: Opens September 1; Closes November 1

·       February: Opens December 1; Closes February 1

·        May: Opens March 1; Closes May 1

·        August: Opens June 1; Closes August 1

Applicants should contact prospective AFRL, AFIT and USAFA Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to theapplication deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

Thank you for your assistance in promoting these opportunities. For more information:

Phone: 202-334-2760

Email: rap@nas.edu

Web: www.nas.edu/afrl

100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcome. https://www.100andchange.org/. A 100&Change Organization Readiness Tool is available here: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/researchdevelopment/files/2019/06/100Change-Organization-Readiness-Tool.pdf. Questions, email research.develoment@oregonstate.edu.
The program provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The grant level is $300,000 – $75,000 per year for a four-year period. For the 2020 award, one nomination will be invited from each of the participating institutions. The internal deadline for submitting a letter of recommendation for a nominee is Monday, May 20. https://research.oregonstate.edu/program/pew-scholars-program-biomedical-sciences
The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, complex research and education projects. STCs focus on creating new scientific paradigms, establishing new scientific disciplines and developing transformative technologies that have the potential for broad scientific or societal impact.  Instructions on how to submit a letter of intent are here. Research.development@oregonstate.edu
The Oregon State University Honors College is now accepting applications to the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for winter and spring terms, 2019. The DeLoach program enables Oregon State faculty members to support undergraduates working at tasks that enhance students’ academic training by providing a significant learning experience. Strong preference will be given to proposals that involve cooperative student-faculty research and clearly relate to the instructional, outreach, or diversity goals of the university.

 

Applications must be submitted by a tenured/tenure-track or senior instructor rank faculty from any college. All Honors College students are eligible to participate. Maximum awards are $1,000, with an award period of winter and spring terms, 2019. Nominated students must be enrolled at least quarter-time through the duration of the award. In past cycles, review has been highly competitive, with fewer than 50% of applications receiving funding.

 

To apply, faculty supervisors must submit a proposal including the following to honors.college@oregonstate.edu by Sunday, November 18th, 2018:

  • A one-page statement from the faculty supervisor describing the proposed project. Letters must also indicate how the project will support both the student’s training and the faculty member’s research and its relevance to the university’s instructional, outreach, and/or diversity goals; only projects that meet these requirements are eligible for DeLoach funding.
  • A one-page statement from the student(s) describing the importance of the proposed project in their education and training and any relevant previous experiences or preparation.
  • Endorsement from the faculty supervisor’s unit head, indicated by either signature on the faulty letter or separate email to the Honors College.

 

Additional details are available at http://honors.oregonstate.edu/deloach-work-scholarship. Awards are paid as scholarships to students.

 

Some DeLoach proposals may be supported in whole or in part by the Chambers Environmental Research Fund. Established in 1977 in memory of Richard Chambers, a pioneer in Oregon environmental protection who developed some of the earliest anti-litter legislation, this fund is intended to foster projects or research in applied environmental enhancement and/or conservation involving the preservation or betterment of Oregon’s wilderness, natural resources, or quality of life.

 

The DeLoach Work Scholarship was created through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Barton DeLoach. Dr. DeLoach was an Oregon State faculty member from 1935 to 1949.

The OSU Advantage Accelerator is seeking proposals to facilitate the further development and commercialization of OSU applied innovations. Proposals can be submitted for OSU-owned innovations developed by OSU faculty, staff, and/or graduate students in any discipline that require up to $25,000. Proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Read the full RFP here: https://lnkd.in/gdfJFfu .