There are significant pools of money attached to these new solicitations, and short lead times due to the delays in federal appropriations. Please share this email, discuss these with your colleagues and call me or another PD if you are considering applying.
Several of these opportunities are for special kinds of proposals/awards: EAGERs and RAISEs. You can read more about these mechanisms in the NSF PAPPG, Chapter II.E
Convergence Research (NSF 18-058) – explicitly multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary. This might support some of those spinoff projects that aren’t CHE-focused enough for CCI funding.  These are RAISE proposals (see PAPPG ), up to $1.0 million in funding over three years.  This DCL is written incredibly broadly, so your proposal could be in any area covered by NSF. There might be an extra kick for proposals relating to some of the 10 Big Ideas. Deadlines May 1 and Oct 15
TRIPODS+X (NSF 18-542) – link your CCI science community to TRIPODS data researchers, do data science!  Different tracks for Visioning (workshops, conferences, community building, up to $200,000); and Research (doing science!, up to $600,000). Deadline May 29, 2018.
Enabling Quantum Leap in Chemistry (NSF 18-051) – Supplements and EAGERs, Deadline May 1.
There are a LOT of opportunities being posted every week now. Most of these are cross-cutting opportunities that are multi-PI & multidisciplinary. They are trying to track these on the 10 Big Ideas pages, but you might also want to subscribe to the notifications available on the NSF home page. I’ll try to remember to send them out, but you don’t want to be waiting on me….
If you’ve looked at the NSF budget request for FY 2019, you’ve noticed that NSF plans to set aside significant pools of money for the 10 Big Ideas. This is also being implemented in the FY 2018 budget – the CHE budget is smaller, but CHE researchers can compete for research money in these 10 Big Ideas. We hope your CCI will help lead the way for chemistry researchers to see their science in the 10 Big Ideas. 

Dear Colleague:

The Division of Chemistry (CHE) supports masters and doctoral students to acquire the knowledge, experience, and skills needed for highly productive careers. This Dear Colleague Letter describes opportunities for supplemental funding to enhance the training experience of graduate students supported by active CHE research grants who are considering careers outside of academe.


Examples of experiences targeted by this opportunity include, but are not limited to, one to three month internships or similar experiences in industry (including start-up companies), state or federal government laboratories, policy organizations, and non-profit foundations. Consideration would also be given to professional development courses on, for example, innovation and technology commercialization, business and entrepreneurship training, and communicating science to the public. (Note: Such courses should be outside the student’s dissertation coursework.) Activities that include an international component are encouraged. It is expected that student participation in these activities will enhance their competitive position in the job market outside of academe. Note: Funding requests for conference attendance will not be considered for this supplemental funding opportunity.


This opportunity is open for M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students currently supported on NSF CHE individual investigator or small group research grants (Centers for Chemical Innovation are excluded from this supplemental funding opportunity). Graduate students must have completed at least one academic year as a full-time student and be in good academic standing within their Department. The academic and industry/government laboratory partners must agree in advance how intellectual property rights will be handled. A statement to this effect should be included in the request (see Preparation Instructions and Allowable Costs).

Supplemental funding requests should be submitted no later than May 15, 2018The NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Chapter VI.E.4, provides specific guidance on preparing a request for supplemental funding.


It is expected that the student, graduate research advisor, and internship host/course coordinator will work together to identify innovative experiences that add value to the student’s graduate school training. Supplemental requests must satisfy all the following requirements and must include:

  1. A one-page (maximum) statement from the student describing how the activity will better prepare him/her to enter the workforce. The statement should identify the skills and experiences that are sought and highlight how the activity will enhance the student’s graduate school training in relation to her/his career goals outside of academe.
  2. A one-page (maximum) statement from the graduate research advisor indicating concurrence with the student’s plans and including a summary statement that this activity is not expected to adversely affect the student’s progress in dissertation research.
  3. A two-page (maximum) resume from the graduate student, including year in the graduate school program.
  4. If an industrial or other laboratory partner is involved, the academic and industry partners must agree in advance as to how intellectual property rights will be handled. A statement to this effect should be included in both the graduate research advisor’s and the sponsor’s letters.
  5. In the case of a laboratory internship, a letter of commitment from the host institution, briefly outlining the student’s role in the project and indicating how the student will be mentored.

The resume and letters are to be placed in Other Supplementary Documents.

Supplement requests for Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaisons with Industry (GOALI, see PAPPG, Chapter II.E.4) awards should not request the addition of new graduate students to the same industrial collaboration. CHE Graduate Education Supplements for collaboration with another academic partner are not accepted.

Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to discuss with their cognizant CHE program director the proposed activities that would be part of a supplemental funding request. The supplemental funding request limit is $12,000 for a maximum of three months. Eligible costs can include student stipends (if not paid by host institution), travel, temporary relocation, and course fees. Spouse and dependent travel are not permitted.


The Chemistry Division expects to fund 10 supplements in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, depending on the availability of funds.

Investigators are strongly encouraged to contact their cognizant program directors for more information. For full consideration, requests should be submitted no later than May 15, 2018 for FY 2018.

Cognizant CHE Program Directors:

  • Chemical Catalysis (CAT) – Ken Moloy (
  • Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP) – Max Funk (
  • Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (CSDM-A) – Colby Foss (
  • Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms (CSDM-B) – Tingyu Li (
  • Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods (CTMC) – Evelyn Goldfield (
  • Chemical Synthesis (SYN) – Kevin Moeller (
  • Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry (MSN) – Suk-Wah Tam-Chang (
  • Chemical Measurement and Imaging (CMI) – Kelsey Cook (
  • Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS) – Anne-Marie Schmoltner (

Anne L. Kinney
Assistant Director
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences

You’re Invited

Provost Ed Feser invites you to a daylong
summit dedicated to student success.

Undergraduate Student Success Summit

Thursday, April 12
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
LaSells Stewart Center

Register today!

Please join in helping to design OSU’s focus,
planning and prioritization of difference-making
investments supporting all undergraduates at OSU.

Who: Faculty, staff, students

Why: We are looking for your ideas and input to inform and direct the future work at OSU in
advancing student success.

For more information about the Student Success Initiative Steering Committee work, please visit
the Student Success Initiative web page.

For questions or accommodations for disabilities, or 541-737-0715.

This award, presented each September at University Day, recognizes a classified employee, professional faculty, or faculty member who excels in mentoring, supporting, and encouraging OSU employees, especially women and those from under-represented groups. The deadline for nominations is Friday, May 4. To access the nomination form link, please visit

Any departments or student organizations planning events during Spring Family Weekend May 4-6 who would like to have their information included in the master program should fill out this form by March 30. If you have already been in contact with Shelly Signs for the Campus Open House, then you do not need to complete the form. If you have any questions, contact Jess Tallant at

The Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the awards listed below. Criteria and nomination forms regarding these awards are online at; online nominations will be accepted through March 17 – hard copies may be delivered to the Faculty Senate Office, Gilkey Hall 107, on March 19. Guidelines to assist those preparing nomination packets are available online at: For further information, contact Vickie Nunnemaker at Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching AwardFaculty Innovator AwardIndustry Partnering AwardInternational Service AwardD. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service AwardOSU Academic Advising AwardOSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor AwardOSU Faculty Teaching Excellence AwardOSU Impact Award for Outstanding ScholarshipOSU Outreach and Engagement AwardOSU Professional Faculty Excellence AwardOutstanding Faculty Research Assistant AwardPromising Scholar AwardDar Reese Excellence in Advising AwardElizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award, and Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award.

Hi Everyone:
Just a quick reminder that the OSU Fee Book deadlines are fast approaching!  ASBC needs to submit any new fees or fee adjustments by April 6th.  Fee calculations sometimes have some significant back and forth, so we had previously asked that you inform us of any fees you plan to add or adjust by mid-March.  Since it is now March 15th, please get any remaining requests for new or revised fees to us ASAP.  If you have already contacted your department accountant on this topic, please continue to work with them to have the request finalized prior to the Business Affairs deadline.

We have already been in contact with all units/faculty who have fees with a required recalculation for this year.  If you are one of these people, and your recalculated fee has not been finalized, please continue to work promptly with your accountants, as it is crucial to meet this recalculation deadline.  For all other fees: we are required to review these to make sure that they are still appropriate, but only need to submit a new form if we make changes.  If we have not heard from you, I will be going into the system next week to mark these fees as reviewed, on the assumption that you have checked the fees for which you are responsible and believe that they continue to be appropriate.

As before, please share this information within your departments as you deem appropriate.  Thanks for your assistance with this process.




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Arts & Sciences Business Center | Oregon State University

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Dear Colleagues,

Over the past 10 years, OSU has been renovating our classrooms, focusing on updating and improving our teaching spaces, accessibility, and student comfort. As part of this effort, the auditoria in Gilbert Hall (rooms 124 and 224)) will be renovated and upgraded during the 2018 summer and fall terms.  The rooms will see much improved accessibility, better circulation for students and instructors, better climate control and new seats, lighting and finishes.  We have worked with both the Classroom Improvement Workgroup and the Chemistry Department (the primary users of the rooms) to ensure that the changes meet their needs.

The classroom closures for renovation will have a significant effect on the courses normally held in these rooms.  We’ve developed some strategies to address these issues:

  • Chemistry courses will be moved to smaller classrooms in Linus Pauling Science Center (LPSC) or Johnson Hall (JOHN), depending on availability.
  • Courses, midterms and finals will be held at different times, including some off hours. The Office of the Registrar, including the Schedule Desk, is working to minimize impact from these changes.

We are aware that the renovations in Gilbert Hall will affect a number of students, faculty and staff. Most importantly, we also recognize that some units may need to add sections of certain courses to make up for the difference is seating/capacity options in other locations. We are grateful for your patience and flexibility as we work to modernize these classrooms that have long required this attention.  We have studied alternatives, even improving one classroom at a time, but the classrooms are situated such that construction noise in one room would be heard in the other.  We expect that the auditoria will be back online for winter term 2019.

If you have questions about the renovations, please contact the project manager, John Doty ( Class scheduling questions can be directed to your department’s designated scheduler. Thank you.


Rebecca Mathern

Associate Provost and University Registrar


Anita Nina Azarenko

Associate Vice President

University Facilities, Infrastructure and Operations

Graduate students, you have until March 30 to apply for the 2018 3MT Competition/Grad Showcase. 3MT participants have three minutes to present, using no more than on static slide. Showcase is a chance to highly Grad work through posters or creative presentations (over $1,750 in cash prizes). The Graduate School encourages you to participate and support your colleagues. Check out other Grad Appreciation Week events here: