The Office for Research Advancement announced  the continuation of the Research Advancement Academy (RAA) for Academic Year 2024-25. Applications are due 9/18/24 on InfoReady( ).

“Focused on early and mid-career faculty, the RAA seeks Fellows who are successful researchers and ready to start developing their big ideas into a large and solutions-oriented research enterprise. RAA Fellowships last two-three years. Year one includes a series of (in-person) workshops to help Fellows hone their big ideas and develop the skills, relationships, and mindsets of a research leader. The workshops are followed by an opportunity for Fellows to apply for seed funds (up to 50K) to advance and develop their solutions research partnerships and funding. Fellows who receive seed funds will be provided with ongoing coaching and support from ORA during year two as they pursue their research advancement plans. Fellows may be invited to compete for additional seed funds in year three (up to 100k) to maintain momentum or scale-up their research advancement plans.”

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Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office
Funding Notice: $33 Million Available for Smart Manufacturing Technologies to Accelerate a Clean Energy Economy
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office (AMMTO) released a $33 million funding opportunity to accelerate the advancement of smart manufacturing technologies and processes necessary to develop and deploy the innovative technologies and materials needed for the nation’s clean energy transition.
8/21/2024 at 5 p.m. ET
Smart manufacturing is the use of advanced technologies and processes – including digitalization and artificial intelligence – to improve the technical performance, productivity, quality assurance, and security of the manufacturing sector.Topic 1: Smart Manufacturing for a Circular EconomyTopic 2: Smart Manufacturing of Tooling and Equipment for Sustainable TransportationTopic 3: Smart Manufacturing for High-Performance MaterialsTopic 4: Smart Technologies for Sustainable and Competitive U.S. Mining
Applicants must 
submit a concept paper by 5 p.m. ET on August 21, 2024, to be eligible to submit a full application.Image
LEARN MORELearn more about other open funding opportunities within DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
What Types of EERE Funding Exist?How Do I Apply for EERE Funding?

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Creighton University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor appointment beginning August 2025. Specific interest is for individuals with synthetic chemistry specialization in the field of organic chemistry (or a closely related field). A Ph.D. in chemistry is required. We seek individuals committed to being excellent teacher-scholars at a primarily undergraduate institution. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a 3/3 course load including foundational organic chemistry courses and advanced courses in their sub-discipline while developing a very active, independent research program involving undergraduate students. The candidate hired for this position will be assigned laboratory and office space appropriate to their teaching and research needs.

Applicants must submit their application material online at General questions related to submissions should be sent directly to Specific questions about the position or department can be sent to Complete applications must include: (1) letter of intent, including candidate’s potential contributions to Creighton’s mission (, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of teaching philosophy, (4) research proposal, and (5) all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial review). In addition, three letters of recommendation should be submitted separately using the online application link. Review of completed applications will begin on Monday September 30, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

We are a very collegial department with 27 faculty and staff and graduate an average of 35 majors each year. Demonstrating our commitment to the teacher-scholar model, faculty in our department have received several notable grants/awards over the last five years from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American Chemical Society, NIH-INBRE, NSF-EPSCoR, NASA, Research Corporation, and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. More information about our department can be found here –

At Creighton, we offer meaningful work driven by a 475-year old Jesuit tradition committed to social justice and serving others. Through this tradition, we push the boundaries on innovation. We pursue new knowledge for the betterment of society, and we seek to improve our world through Catholic and Jesuit values. Recent Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College rankings recognized Creighton among the top 20% of institutions in its survey and among the Top 10 big-city colleges in the Midwest. Creighton is also ranked in the top third National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and was previously recognized for 16 years in a row as No. 1 among Best Regional Universities – Midwest. Over the past 17 years, Creighton is the No. 1 Goldwater-producing Catholic university in the US and top 20 of private universities producing Goldwater Scholars over the last decade. Creighton is located in Omaha, Nebraska a diverse community of 850,000 with four Fortune-500 companies, an active sports scene, and a vibrant arts scene.

Creighton is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees, and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

The Department of Chemistry at Brown University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship in Computational/Theoretical Chemistry. All areas of research in modern computational and theoretical chemistry, including research involving biological and materials chemistry, catalysis, artificial intelligence for chemical discovery, spectroscopy, and electronic structure, will be given thorough consideration. The Chemistry Department is interested in qualified candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research or service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. The preferred start date is July 1, 2025. To guarantee full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 1, 2024. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and are expected to demonstrate the potential for creative and outstanding scholarship and teaching, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Applicants should submit a cover letter, complete CV (including a publication list), statement of research plans, a teaching statement, and a diversity and inclusion statement, and should arrange to have three letters of reference sent on their behalf. All application materials and reference letters may be submitted at Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

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