OSU Families, bring your kids to the MU Family Lounge (112) and pick up a map of prearranged destinations for the trick-or-treat tour happening around campus. OSU departments will have treats, and maybe even some tricks, for you and your children to enjoy on Halloween. 3-5 p.m., Oct. 31, begins in the MU Family Lounge. Open to students, staff and faculty. Please remain with your child(ren) at all times.

The NASA Graduate Research Opportunities due date is November 1, 2023

  1. The proposals are written by the students but submitted by OSU and consists of one pdf that includes:
  2. Personal statement (2 pages)
  3. Project narrative (5 pages. References do not count toward the page limit)
  4. A NSTGRO Schedule (1 page)
  5. Curriculum Vitae (CV) (2 pages, with a note on publications/presentations noted in the solicitation)

Three letters of recommendation (2 pages each) are submitted separately (and due by November 6th, I think).

This introductory video is quite helpful and worth watching if you plan to apply: https://youtu.be/WxM-Rzrl-e0

Since, the proposals are submitted by the university, this means you need to submit a Cayuse record, that includes the budget, budget narrative and a draft proposal or scope of work 5-7 days prior to the deadline (early next week) for departmental, college and OSRAA review and approval.  You can continue to work on the narrative until the deadline. OSRAA implemented a policy that is now in effect that all proposals must be submitted one day prior to the deadline (so, October 31st). 

To submit a proposal through OSU, please see: https://research.oregonstate.edu/osraa

If you are not registered in Cayuse, you can sign up here: https://research.oregonstate.edu/osraa/forms

If you are planning a proposal and would like assistance, please contact our Proposal Support Team at COS-Proposal-Support@oregonstate.edu but, because of the tight deadline, we can only offer minimal assistance.

The Department of Chemistry in the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with teaching responsibilities in Physical or Analytical Chemistry. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated exceptional creativity and the proposed future research directions should be equally as distinct and novel. All disciplines of Physical and Analytical Chemistry will be considered although molecular imaging is particularly desirable. Molecular imaging is broadly defined here as a molecular-level understanding of the structure, arrangement, dynamics, and chemical composition of complex chemical systems, with a strong emphasis on the development and applications of molecular imaging technologies such as spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, x-ray and electron diffraction, mass spectrometry, electromagnetic imaging, microscopy, etc.

All candidates must have a doctorate degree and will be expected to establish a nationally and internationally recognized research program. Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests complement those of existing faculty and strengthen campus strategic initiatives.Applicants should be strongly committed to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Preference will also be given to applicants who have evidence of or strong potential for commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented students and groups, and can integrate those values with teaching, research, and service.

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, a description of proposed research, teaching philosophy, letters from three professional references, and a statement addressing potential contribution to academic diversity. All application materials must be submitted electronically via the Internet through AP Recruit at: https://apptrkr.com/4659719. For additional information, please contact Professor Jingsong Zhang, Search Committee Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, California. 92521. E-mail contact: jingsong.zhang@ucr.edu. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2024, or thereafter.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Advancement through the Faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The OSU Supplier Showcase and Expo takes place 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 25 at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. The 2023 OSU Supplier Showcase and Expo is an opportunity for OSU faculty and staff who are in the market for goods and services or even contemplating a future purchase. Familiarize yourself with supplier offerings, make meaningful contacts, learn about new products and services from a wide array of preferred vendors and pick up some supplier swag. Visit https://osuexpo.org/attendees/ to register for OSU staff attendance.

Private Company – Lateral flow antibodies for allergens and mycotoxins – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

The company is seeking collaborators with expertise in developing highly sensitive, specific, and robust antibodies for use in lateral flow assays. They are also looking for opportunities to buy or license antibodies that are already developed.


Bayer Consumer Health – Novel nutritional ingredients or experts in prenatal nutrition – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Bayer Consumer Health is seeking novel nutritional ingredients and/or experts in the field of prenatal nutrition.

Under Armour – Novel cushioning and thermal comfort solutions for athletic footwear – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Under Armour is seeking technologies that can deliver increased thermal comfort through better airflow across the foot while maintaining key properties in athletic footwear (energy return, compression set, weight). 

Bayer Consumer Health – Moisture resistant technologies and formulations for solid effervescent tablets – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Bayer Consumer Health is seeking alternative effervescent components and/or moisture barrier coatings for tablets used to deliver drugs or nutritional supplements.

Unilever – Nutritional interventions for telomere defense – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Unilever is seeking novel nutritional interventions, specifically ingredients or blends of ingredients suitable for dietary supplements, to help maintain optimal telomere length. 

Private Company – Antibodies for food safety lateral flow assays – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

The company is seeking collaborators with expertise in developing highly sensitive, specific, and robust antibodies for use in lateral flow assays. They are also looking for opportunities to buy or license antibodies that are already developed.

Unilever – Screening system to identify SGLT1, GLUT5 inhibitors and activators – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Unilever is seeking tools and screening capabilities to help understand the impact of different dietary ingredients on SGLT1 and GLUT5. 

Altium Packaging – Recyclable materials, additives, or coatings for monolayer barriers – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Altium is seeking a monolayer barrier solution that is compatible with their manufacturing assets (specifically the reciprocating screw blow molding machines used for EBM). 

Altium Packaging – Improvements to lightweight plastic bottle packaging – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Altium is seeking materials, additives, processing technologies, and design techniques to enable lighter weight packaging.

Altium Packaging – Bio-based resins and extrusion technologies for rigid plastic packaging applications – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Altium is seeking bio-based resins for plastic packaging and/or polymer extrusion tooling and extrusion technologies that effectively process bio-based resins. 

Altium Packaging – Mechanically recycled polymers that perform like virgin polymers – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Altium is seeking to identify manufacturing methods and materials for PCR resins that offer significant improvement in molded product appearance, mechanical performance, and ease of process than current material available at scale.

General Mills – Making ice cream more resilient towards fluctuations in temperature – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

General Mills is seeking technologies to make ice cream more resilient towards temperature fluctuations in terms of textural and physical stability, without compromising the sensory experience. Potential solutions can include ingredients, processing, distribution, packaging, and storage.

Private Company – Novel approaches (long-duration) to chronic inflammatory skin conditions – Deadline: Thu, Nov 30 

We are seeking therapeutic approaches to chronic inflammatory skin conditions (e.g., atopic and allergic dermatitis) that can achieve long duration of modulated disease progression or severity.

Private Company – Genome editing with CRISPR in vegetable crops – Deadline: Thu, Nov 30 

We are seeking a single base genome editing with CRISPR in vegetable crops for known candidate genes.

BASF – Modeling plants to create a “digital twin” – Deadline: Thu, Nov 30 

We are seeking graph-based building and querying technologies that can be applied to model plants. We are also looking for methods to integrate data from different physiological levels and different conditions.

BASF – “Point-of-Care” tool for DNA/RNA detection – Deadline: Thu, Nov 30 

We are seeking new “point-of-care” tools for detection of DNA and/or RNA features in plant material for routine use in non-lab settings. 

Private Company – Caffeine Potentiation and Natural Caffeine Alternatives – Deadline: Thu, Nov 30 

We are seeking tools, collaboration, and subject matter expertise to help understand the effects of caffeine and nootropics on cognitive and energy related outcomes in the context of a caffeinated beverage.

Please see below for a faculty opportunity (additional program information can be found here: https://www.facultydiversity.org/fsp-bootcamp).  Many of our faculty have participated in and benefited from this program.  It is intended to help non-tenure track, tenure-track, and tenured faculty with the skills necessary to increase research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Please send me the information highlighted below by October 10. If we have too many nominees, we will form a small committee to pick, and I will then check with the faculty member to confirm their interest. I will keep you posted.

The College will match the Office of Faculty Affairs’ funding, so this will be at no cost to your department.


Subject: Call for Nominations: NCFDD Spring ’24 Faculty Success Program 

Good morning,

Once again, the Office of Faculty Affairs is providing matching funds for 8-10 faculty members to participate in the NCFDD Faculty Success Program. If you would like to nominate someone from your college for the Spring 2024 session (January 22 – March 31, 2024), please confirm their interest and availability to participate. Once confirmed, please submit the faculty member’s name, rank, and email address to me no later than October 12, 2023. We will submit an institutionally sponsored registration form from our office (please do not register via the NCFDD website).

Thank you,


Sara Daly | Office of the Vice Provost | Faculty Affairs