The Cottrell Scholars Collaborative (CSC) Academic Leadership Team (ALT) is staging an Academic Leadership Workshop on January 31 to February 2 in Washington, DC. This workshop will offer practical advice and tools to help participants enter into academic leadership roles such as a Research Center Director, Department Head or Dean. Among the unique components are a 360-degree analysis and engagement with existing academic leaders who started their careers in chemistry, physics or astronomy. As a chair, we are sure that you can appreciate the value of deliberate and focused training for leadership positions prior to starting them. We are therefore writing to ask you to identify and encourage one of the future leaders in your department to apply to the 2016 ALT Workshop.
For details about the workshop and a link to the application, please go
For more information about the Cottrell Scholars Collaborative (a cross-dsicplinary network of Cottrell Scholars known for their research and educational efforts), sponsored by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, please go to:
The deadline for applications is October 15th, 2015. Although some preference will be given to Cottrell Scholars, we will welcome mid-career faculty who are engaged in advancing the teacher-scholar model in academia as they move into academic leadership positions. We would also like to encourage you to support our attendees by defraying their travel costs and our registration fee ($750). Feel free to contact us or other ALT members listed in the “About” link of the website for further information.
Again, please encourage your colleagues to apply.

Maria JolleyMaria Jolley grew up in Portland, Oregon.  She and her brother were raised by a single mother that emigrated to the US from Vladivostok, Russia.  She graduated from Milwaukie High School and just before her 18th birthday, enlisted in the Navy.  Upon completion of her enlistment, she moved back to Oregon to attend OSU and joined the NROTC program.
Winter term, 2015, Maria graduated with a Bachelor’s in Chemistry.  During the 2015 Winter Commissioning Ceremony, held at the Naval Armory, she was appointed Ensign in the US Navy.
Maria chose Chemistry because she was drawn to the challenge.  “To me, Chemistry was always a foreign language that explained how everything works.  I love knowing what makes the world around us work, how things are made and how they’re put together.  This degree gave me the tools to do just that.”
She chose the Navy for a far simpler reason.  Because she wanted to serve our nation and because she believed in the cause.  She specifically chose the Navy because it is a very diverse service.  “US Navy Sailors are challenged both technically and physically,” Jolley stated.
Her advice for students who are just starting out?  Diversify.  “Oregon State has so much to offer in just about every field – if you don’t let the opportunities pass you by, this place will make you into a well-rounded human being.”  And, stay involved.  “Stay focused on why you are here and don’t watch the clock while you’re in class.”
Ensign Maria Jolley is currently residing in Pensacola, FL, training to become a Naval Aviator.

Today marks the launch of the Extended Campus Research Fellows (ECRF) Program, which provides funding to support the research, development and scholarship efforts of faculty and departments in the area of online education.

The ECRF Program falls under the newly established Extended Campus Research Unit. The unit is led by Research Director Kathryn Linder, who previously served as the Director of the Center for Teaching & Scholarly Excellence at Suffolk University in Boston.

If you’re interested in conducting research on online teaching and learning, you can apply now. The deadline is Nov. 1. Visit the ECRF Program site for more details.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting grant proposals for Grand Challenges – New Interventions for Global Health – Vaccine Manufacturing: Deadline is Nov. 5 and for Grand Challenges Explorations Round 16: Deadline is Nov. 11. Information: Martha Coleman, OSU Foundation

The Graduate School is offering an intensive workshop to help OSU students prepare competitive applications for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award. The workshop will be conducted in two sessions – Session 1 on Tuesday, Oct. 6, and Session 2 on Thursday, Oct. 8. Both sessions will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Both sessions will be in the Linus Pauling Science Center Auditorium (LPSC 125). Seating is limited, Click here to register. More information can be found on the Graduate School website under upcoming events.

Workshop for NSF GRFP Applicants
The Graduate School is offering an intensive workshop to help OSU students prepare competitive applications for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award. The workshop will be conducted in two sessions – Session 1 on Tuesday, October 6, and Session 2 on Thursday, October 8. Both sessions will be from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Both sessions will be in the Linus Pauling Science Center Auditorium (LPSC 125).
NSF GRFP Home Website:
Students interested in graduate studies in 2016 are encouraged to visit the NSF GRFP link above to learn about the program benefits, eligibility criteria, and application requirements. If you have any questions about your eligibility for the program, please contact the NSF GRFP representatives listed in the Program Solicitation.
If you are interested in applying for the 2016 NSF GRFP, you are encouraged to register for the Graduate School Workshop sessions on October 6 and October 8. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis since seating is limited.  Click here to register.
Deadline for registration is Friday, September 25, 2015.
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The Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins, CO, seeks to hire at least two tenure-track faculty members. While exceptional candidates from all areas of chemical science are encouraged to apply, candidates with research interests in chemical biology, experimental physical chemistry, and/or soft materials are of particular interest.

We aim to fill these positions at the Assistant Professor level, but will consider exceptional candidates at the Associate Professor rank. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and be capable of outstanding teaching, scholarship, and research. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Complete applications must include a detailed CV, descriptions of research plans and teaching interests, and the names of at least three references.

For more information or to apply see Questions regarding the searches should be directed to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; applications completed by 11:59 PM (MT) on October 15, 2015 will receive full consideration. Files of semifinalists will be available to all Chemistry Department regular faculty. CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer. Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.