Attention STEM students and faculty, OMSI will give a presentation and answer questions about the OSU-OMSI spring science communication program. Student participation fulfills broader impact and outreach goals for OSU grant-funded research. Bring your lunch and join us on Oct. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. in LPSC 402 to learn more and see demo presentations from current fellows. See for more information.

Co-hosted by the OSU Advantage Accelerator and VertueLab Sept 30 at 5:30 p.m. in MU 104. There will be two panels: one of women entrepreneurs and researchers that will provide insights into fundraising, grant management, scaling and managing a startup, and another of funding experts that will talk about SBIR federal funding, state matching dollars, and other funds. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP at

Congratulations to our Spring 2019 Honor Roll students. Keep up the great work all!

Aldous, Tanner
Alghumiz, Nasser
Ash, Kaitlyn
Austin, Molly
Bailey, Conner
Berger, Rachel
Bravo, Kali
Brown, Jessica
Bynum, Andrew
Enruquez, Gabriela
Fuller, Duncan
Gerl, Kathryn
Gonzales, Seth
Hagglund, Lindsey
Hamann, Zachary
Hillier, Stephanie
Hogan, Nicholas
Holley, Jillian
Jenck, Rachel
Johnson, Jesse
Koga, Kenneth
Lee-Rouille, Taylor
Li, Jessica
Moore, Jacob
Nagasaka, Cocoro
Oldfield, Mathew
Osborn, Alan
Puryear, Madison
Rauenhorst, Jacob
Reeder, Eryn
Reynolds, Tyelor
Skanes, Benjamin
Sosnovske, Alden
Spence, Kieran
Srey, Jason
Tannenholz, Ehman
Tenoyo, Keenan
Unitan, Lindsay
Wallace, Philip
Wolf Beaton, Ian
Wong, Derek

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.


  • 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 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 2019 Solicitation 2.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, November 14, 2019. 

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at:   

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/facility 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 host DOE laboratories/facilities. 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/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 70 awards in 2019 Solicitation 2 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between June 15, 2020 and October 5, 2020.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 480 graduate awardees from 135 different U.S. universities to conduct thesis research at 18 DOE national laboratories/facilities 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/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

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:  – 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 –  – 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:  – 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: