Halo.Science is hosting two webinars for upcoming sponsored research opportunities. These helpful webinars provide high-level technical information for researcher applicants, including robust Q&As with the reviewers. Please share this with researchers in your units who may be interested in the following topics.

Kraft HeinzNatural sweetener ingredient technology for low pH

Kraft Heinz is seeking natural sweetener ingredient technology to achieve a stable solution of 5-10 % stevia (or equivalent sweetness) for low pH systems (pH 2.0).

Disciplines: Chemistry, Food Science & Nutrition, Materials Science

Acceptable TRLs: 4-9

Funding is proposal-dependent starting with proof-of-concept, typically ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 for a 6-month length project with the potential for expansion based on results and opportunities.

Amcor LimitedVinyl chloride- and styrene-free sealable coating for food packaging

Amcor is looking for a food law-compliant (direct contact) heat seal coating that may be applied onto one surface of aluminum foil. The coating’s primary performance criteria require maintenance of adhesion to aluminum and seal integrity while immersed in boiling water. An ideal coating will be solvent borne with a viscosity suitable for application via a continuous roll-to-roll process like coil coating.

Disciplines: Chemistry, Food Science & Nutrition, Materials Science

Acceptable TRLs: 2-9

Funding is proposal dependent, with $25,000 – $100,000 available for projects that last up to one year. There is potential for supplemental funding for projects that extend beyond one year.

Earlier this month, the OSU Advantage Innovation Impact Program team announced our newest program called Moxie: Empowering Women Innovators. Moxie is a dynamic 15-month program designed to support OSU faculty and researchers (including post-docs and graduate students). Selected participants will receive funding totaling $4,000 throughout the program, be paired with a dedicated innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) mentor, and have support through the crucial early stages of building your innovation concept.


We’re looking for candidates who may be on the fence about participating in OSU innovation activities, but have research/projects that are (almost) ready for the next steps. This program is open to faculty, researchers, and graduate students. Ideally, our candidates will not have already participated in OSU Advantage Accelerator programming (such as the Accelerate program).


Moxie’s first cohort will begin in early October of Fall 2023 with weekly in-person sessions on Fridays 10-11am on the OSU campus. The cohort will only meet weekly for the fall term. The rest of the program is asynchronous. Check out our website for more details.

Next Steps

Moxie applications are open until June 30th and interested participants can sign-up for a virtual information session on June 7th from 2 – 3pm


You can still help us empower women* innovators even if this program isn’t the right fit for you! We’re inviting you to forward this email to any OSU faculty member or researcher who may be a good fit for our first Moxie cohort, or you can send us their name and we’ll happily reach out. 

Thank you for helping us reach OSU’s future innovators!

Melissa and Molly

Innovation Impact Catalysts

Oregon State University | Advantage Innovation Impact Program

*Moxie is a program for everyone regardless of their gender identity or expression. Everyone who identifies as a woman, as well as those who support and fight for the rights of women, are encouraged to participate in this program. 

Please see the NSF call for Clean Energy Technology RAISE or EAGER Proposals


National Science Foundation (NSF) invites interdisciplinary groups of Principal Investigators (PIs) to develop potentially transformative, convergent, fundamental research proposals in the area of clean energy technologies. Two kinds of proposals will be considered: Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (RAISE) and Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER).

Topics of interest include the following:

  • Hydrogen, fusion, and/or geothermal technologies
  • Industrial heat and/or energy efficiency technologies
  • Fundamental challenges of enabling offshore wind/wave technologies
  • Critical materials for clean energy technologies – their recovery, reuse, and recycling
  • Net-zero fuels and bioenergy
  • Education and workforce development efforts

Research related to computational, simulation, and data-science tools that can lead to new insights in clean energy technology development is also encouraged.

Concept papers must be submitted prior to proposals and are due: EAGERs on 6/14/23 and RAISEs on 7/12/23

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women has funding available for groups seeking to engage speakers (virtually or in person) whose message supports PCOSW’s mission of advancing gender equity at OSU. Sponsorship averages $500 depending on the remaining budget and number of requests. To apply, fill out this form by April 25. For more information on PCOSW, visit our website.

In partnership with the Research Council, the Research Office is now accepting requests for Research Equipment Reserve Funds (RERF) applications.  Research Equipment Reserve Funds (RERF) may be used to acquire, repair, renovate, or improve capital equipment directly used for research.  Please share this announcement with interested faculty.

This opportunity requires matching funds in support of the purchase of the equipment.  For more details, guidelines, review criteria, and application forms, see the Office for Research Advancement – Research Equipment Reserve Fund page.  

NEW FOR 2023

  • Maximum Award request to the Research Office per application is increased to $200,000 (with a maximum of 2 awards at the $150,000 – $200,000 level). Smaller requests are also encouraged.
  • Use of the InfoReady portal is being piloted in for application submission.  At first login, please create an account with your ONID email.  User guides are available on the associated Home page.  Questions on InfoReady can be submitted to research.development@oregonstate.edu.


  • RERF applications due – April 10, 2023  – 11:59 Pacific time. 
  • Review Process Begins April – mid-May
  • An announcement in late May


The RERF application to the Research Office is comprised of 3 components:

Details about these components are provided in the full RESEARCH EQUIPMENT RESERVE FUND (RERF) Application Instructions for 2023.

Questions – send to incentive.programs@oregonstate.edu.

Join CTL’s Spring 2023 Resilient Teaching Faculty Learning Community. This cross-disciplinary group will meet on Zoom and explore pedagogical strategies to adapt to the changing teaching and learning landscape and to build resilience into our teaching practices. See call for participation and submit an expression of interest by March 6.

Dear Colleagues,

The Oregon Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the Spring 2023 Oregon Internship Opportunity Network (OrION) call for internship proposals

We are accepting proposals from faculty for 10-week, half-time (20 hrs/week) funded undergraduate spring internships. Women, underserved and underrepresented groups in STEM, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to participate.

Mentors may be OSU faculty or faculty from other member institutions. Mentors must be committed to guiding and encouraging students through this process, which may be the student’s first research experience.


We know this is a tight turnaround and may be difficult to achieve. In light of that, we will continue receiving submissions for spring internships of prorated length as long as funds are available. 

To find the submission form and to learn more, visit our faculty information page.

Students filling these funded internships must be selected from the pool of students who have applied to the OrION program. Please direct students to our student information page for additional information and to submit an application. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send them to me! You can also join us on Zoom tomorrow (Feb. 23) from 1–3 p.m. during our virtual office hours.

We are eager to continue building the OrION database of student opportunities, and we look forward to receiving your submissions! We encourage you to share this opportunity broadly to your colleagues and students.

Meghan Megowan
Oregon NASA Space Grant
Space Grant Program Coordinator

I am excited that NSF has issued a new solicitation: Future of Semiconductors (FuSe), NSF 23-552.  The solicitation aims to cultivate a broad coalition of researchers and educators from the science and engineering communities that utilizes a holistic, co-design approach to enable rapid progress in new semiconductor technologies.  It seeks to fund collaborative team research that transcends the traditional boundaries of individual disciplines.  The proposal submission deadline is April 24, 2023.  NSF plans to make awards up to $2M for up to a three-year grant period, commensurate with the scope and team size. 

An information webinar is scheduled at 1:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 23, 2023. Advance registration is required.  You can find a link for webinar registration at the FuSe website

Three research topic areas under this FuSe solicitation are:

  • Topic 1: Collaborative Research in Domain-Specific Computing;
  • Topic 2: Advanced Function and High-Performance by Heterogenous Integration; and
  • Topic 3: New Materials for Energy-Efficient, Enhanced-Performance and Sustainable Semiconductor-Based Systems.

Each proposal should explicitly identify at least one of these research topic areas to focus on, though proposals which merge ideas from multiple topic areas are encouraged.  Every proposal should address co-design covering at least two of the areas in the technology stack (materials, devices, and systems) in the research approach.

The solicitation includes several industry partners: Ericsson, IBM, Intel, and Samsung, which have committed to provide annual contributions to NSF for the purpose of funding proposals awarded under this solicitation.  Please read NSF 23-552 carefully as it explains the roles of the industry partners.

For general questions about this solicitation, please email fuse1@nsf.gov, which will reach all NSF program directors working on the FuSe solicitation.  If you have questions about this solicitation specifically related to materials research, you may contact Birgit Schwenzer (bschwenz@nsf.gov) and/or Charles Ying (cying@nsf.gov).




Germano S. Iannacchione

Division Director

Division of Materials Research

Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

National Science Foundation

NSF released an amended call for proposals for the future of semiconductors (FuSe). The deadline is April 24, 2023.  


The goal of this solicitation is to cultivate a broad coalition of researchers and educators from across science and engineering communities that utilizes a holistic, co-design approach to fundamental research and workforce education and training, to enable rapid progress in new semiconductor technologies. The future of semiconductor manufacturing will require the design and deployment of diverse new technologies in materials, chemical and materials processes, devices, and architectures through the development of application-driven systems.

Partnerships between industry and academic institutions are essential to spur innovation and technology transfer, to inform the research needs, and to train the future workforce.

Industry Partners co-funding this FuSe solicitation:

  • Ericsson 
  • IBM
  • Intel 
  • Samsung

NSF will fund ~ 20 FuSe Research and Education Grants to be awarded as Standard awards or Continuing grants for periods of up to three years and at up to $2M per grant.

DOE announced a limited submission call for basic research on rechargeable batteries to provide foundational knowledge needed to transform and decarbonize our energy system through the development and adoption of cost-effective and clean energy sources. Please see below for more information. 

Here is the limited submission link (due Feb 3rd ): https://research.oregonstate.edu/office-research-advancement/program/doe-energy-innovation-hub-program-research-enable-next