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January 9, 2019

Science Pro – Monday, Jan 14th

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There is still time to be a part of Science Pro. Our innovative career exploration event could be the investment you need in your future.

Science Pro is a unique event designed specifically for science and math students. And it’s free help. It’s on Monday, January 14, and promises to be a fantastic half-day to explore your career options, broaden your network, and get the competitive edge to get where you want to go.

This is a meaningful afternoon of making real connections. Join us for any of the afternoon sessions including a career pathway lunch, career panel, mini employer info sessions and undergraduate showcase. Whether you are unsure about what you want to do or if you have decided your career path in elementary school, this is an advantageous opportunity for everyone.

Check out the employers that are coming, including Genentech, Thermo Scientific, the Institute for Applied Ecology, and more! Science Pro can help you maximize the return on your investment in college and start making connections that can launch your career, help you get the internships and experiences you want or set you on an inspiring new path. Build your own professional community and forge your own path to success.

Space is filling up, so you must register for Science Pro by Wednesday to attend. Come for an hour or stay for the afternoon.

January 8, 2019

Intel Day – Jan 23

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NRC Research Associateship Programs Postdoctoral and Senior Research Awards

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sponsors awards for postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipendsranging from $45,000 – $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Limitedgraduate level awards are also available. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independentresearch in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

Four annual review cycles:

  • February: Opens December 1; Closes February 1
  • May: Opens March 1; Closes May 1
  • August: Opens June 1; Closes August 1
  • November: Opens September 1; Closes November 1

Applicants should contact prospective Research Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discusstheir research interests and funding opportunities.

Thank you for your assistance. For more information:

Phone: 202-334-2760

Sincerely yours,

H. Ray Gamble
Director, Fellowships Office
500 Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Apply now for Ecampus professional development funds

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Oregon State Ecampus invites faculty, staff and administrators to pursue professional development related to online and hybrid education. Further your professional goals while promoting effective teaching and learning in OSU’s online and hybrid courses. Funding is available for professorial faculty and professional faculty and advisers. The application deadline is Feb. 7, so learn more and apply online today.


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Oregon State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. As part of the ongoing accreditation process, OSU is scheduled to submit a “Year Seven Self-Evaluation Report” to the NWCCU and host a site visit of peer evaluators from April 15-17, 2019. Accreditation by the NWCCU represents the commission’s judgment that an institution is satisfactorily achieving its mission and educational purposes and that it meets or exceed the commission’s standards of quality and effectiveness. OSU has been continuously accredited by the NWCCU since 1924, having been most recently reaffirmed Spring 2011. As part of the review process, OSU invites the public to send comments regard the institution’s qualification for accreditation and/or its efforts to achieve mission fulfillment directly to the NWCCU. Signed, written comments should be mailed to the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities at 8060 165th Ave., Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981 no later than March 15, 2019.  To obtain a copy of Commission Policy A-5, Public Notification and Third-Party Comments Regarding Full-Scale Evaluations, contact the NWCCU office at 425-558-4224 or visit its website at (Standards and Policies and the Operational Policies).

Oregon Sea Grant 2020-2022 Biennial Research Competition

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Oregon Sea Grant invites researchers affiliated with any Oregon institution of higher education to submit pre-proposals for two-year research projects. These projects should address cutting-edge, socioeconomic and biophysical science related to important marine and coastal issues. Pre-proposals are due Thursday, Feb. 21, 5 p.m. Questions, contact Stephanie Ichien or Sarah Kolesar in OSG’s Research and Scholars Program

Heroes sought

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The Professional Faculty Leadership Association (PFLA) is seeking nominations for the Our Hero Award to recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond while exhibiting leadership skills. PFLA membership is not required of the nominator or the nominee. Visit the PFLA Our Hero webpage to submit a nomination.

Applications for PCOSW scholarships and event co-sponsorships for Spring term projects are now being accepted

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The President’s Commission on the Status of Women provides funding to OSU community members who are pursuing professional development, research, outreach, or creative projects related to women’s issues. Scholarships average $300 and are paid by reimbursement. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 8, with notification in Week 7.  Visit for detailed guidelines, qualification requirements, and application links. Questions? Contact Joy Jorgensen at

January 2, 2019

NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)

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The Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the National Science Foundation (NSF) – Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) 2019 program.  Research Office Letter of Intent deadline is Jan. 25, 2019, 5 p.m. Agency deadline for preliminary proposal is June 24.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation – Moore Inventor Fellows

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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has invited OSU to nominate two candidates for the Moore Inventor Fellowship, moore-inventor-fellows-2019-guidelines-final-1.pdf. Each college may submit a maximum of two candidates for consideration. Research Office Letter of Intent deadline is Monday, Jan. 14, 5 p.m.

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