100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcome. https://www.100andchange.org/. A 100&Change Organization Readiness Tool is available here: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/researchdevelopment/files/2019/06/100Change-Organization-Readiness-Tool.pdf. Questions, email research.develoment@oregonstate.edu.

The program provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The grant level is $300,000 – $75,000 per year for a four-year period. For the 2020 award, one nomination will be invited from each of the participating institutions. The internal deadline for submitting a letter of recommendation for a nominee is Monday, May 20. https://research.oregonstate.edu/program/pew-scholars-program-biomedical-sciences

The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, complex research and education projects. STCs focus on creating new scientific paradigms, establishing new scientific disciplines and developing transformative technologies that have the potential for broad scientific or societal impact.  Instructions on how to submit a letter of intent are here. Research.development@oregonstate.edu

The Oregon State University Honors College is now accepting applications to the DeLoach Work Scholarship program for winter and spring terms, 2019. The DeLoach program enables Oregon State faculty members to support undergraduates working at tasks that enhance students’ academic training by providing a significant learning experience. Strong preference will be given to proposals that involve cooperative student-faculty research and clearly relate to the instructional, outreach, or diversity goals of the university.

 

Applications must be submitted by a tenured/tenure-track or senior instructor rank faculty from any college. All Honors College students are eligible to participate. Maximum awards are $1,000, with an award period of winter and spring terms, 2019. Nominated students must be enrolled at least quarter-time through the duration of the award. In past cycles, review has been highly competitive, with fewer than 50% of applications receiving funding.

 

To apply, faculty supervisors must submit a proposal including the following to honors.college@oregonstate.edu by Sunday, November 18th, 2018:

  • A one-page statement from the faculty supervisor describing the proposed project. Letters must also indicate how the project will support both the student’s training and the faculty member’s research and its relevance to the university’s instructional, outreach, and/or diversity goals; only projects that meet these requirements are eligible for DeLoach funding.
  • A one-page statement from the student(s) describing the importance of the proposed project in their education and training and any relevant previous experiences or preparation.
  • Endorsement from the faculty supervisor’s unit head, indicated by either signature on the faulty letter or separate email to the Honors College.

 

Additional details are available at http://honors.oregonstate.edu/deloach-work-scholarship. Awards are paid as scholarships to students.

 

Some DeLoach proposals may be supported in whole or in part by the Chambers Environmental Research Fund. Established in 1977 in memory of Richard Chambers, a pioneer in Oregon environmental protection who developed some of the earliest anti-litter legislation, this fund is intended to foster projects or research in applied environmental enhancement and/or conservation involving the preservation or betterment of Oregon’s wilderness, natural resources, or quality of life.

 

The DeLoach Work Scholarship was created through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Barton DeLoach. Dr. DeLoach was an Oregon State faculty member from 1935 to 1949.

The OSU Advantage Accelerator is seeking proposals to facilitate the further development and commercialization of OSU applied innovations. Proposals can be submitted for OSU-owned innovations developed by OSU faculty, staff, and/or graduate students in any discipline that require up to $25,000. Proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Read the full RFP here: https://lnkd.in/gdfJFfu .

Please join Prestigious Scholarships advisor LeAnn Adam to learn about funding for research, graduate study, and study abroad. LeAnn will discuss opportunities like Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Gilman, and what steps you can take to submit competitive applications. Snacks provided. Wednesday October 24, 5-6 p.m., West Residence Hall first-floor lounge.

Deadline for receipt of materials: October 1, 2018

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; who demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning. (Information about past recipients of the Cross Award is available here.)

The award honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, Professor Emerita of Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Throughout her career, Pat Cross helped the higher education community better understand our students, their characteristics, and their needs, and recognize what our responsibilities should be. Her ground-breaking scholarship paved the way for a legacy of work on age, socioeconomic class, gender, race, sexual orientation, and numerous other aspects of intersectional social identity.

Please visit our site for complete information.

Eligibility
All doctoral level graduate students who are planning a career in higher education are eligible, regardless of academic department. Graduate students in fields where the Master’s degree is the terminal degree, such as the MFA in art, are also eligible. (Nominees must hold student status in January 2019.)

Applicants must demonstrate:

1. Leadership ability or potential for exercising leadership in teaching and learning, with a strong commitment to academic and civic responsibility; and

2. Leadership or potential leadership in the development of others as leaders, scholars, and citizens.

Nomination Process
A faculty member or administrator must nominate the student, with a supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator. The following materials must be submitted for an application to be considered:

1. Nomination letter from a faculty member or administrator;
2. Supporting letter from a second faculty member or administrator;
3. Statement from the student indicating how he or she meets the award criteria;
4. A copy of the student’s curriculum vitae.

Nominations can be submitted anytime, but no later than October 1, 2018. Nominees must also complete an online form with all contact information. Only complete nominations will be considered.

The Award
The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award provides financial support for graduate students to attend AAC&U’s 2019 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, January 23–26, 2019. All award recipients are required to attend the conference.

The award includes travel, lodging, conference registration, and a one-year affiliation with AAC&U, including subscriptions to all AAC&U periodicals.

The awards will be announced in December 2018, and recognized at AAC&U’s Annual Meeting in January.

The Renewable Energy Scholarship Foundation is now soliciting applications for the scholarships to be given in 2019. (Of course, applications are always accepted, but they are actively solicited throughout the fall and winter, with a deadline of Feb 15.) We will be giving at least two scholarships this year, possibly more depending on fundraising. One will be designated for an undergraduate. If you know any top students studying renewable energy, in any sense, in Oregon or Washington, please encourage them to apply. All information is on our website, www.resf-pnw.org.

 

Thank you!

 

Dave Reingold, President