The John Templeton Foundation is hosting a funding initiative with the Sloan Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and Simons Foundation for advancing fundamental physics. 


The program is intended to support high-risk and potentially high-return small-scale experimental projects aimed at new ambitious discoveries beyond the current frontier of fundamental physics.  “Small scale” refers to table-top size experiments or to ones that could fit in a typical university physics research lab.  Examples of such projects include, but are not limited to, tests of basic principles of quantum physics, tests of interaction laws and established symmetry principles, and searches for new particles.

The first deadline is a brief letter of intent emailed to Simons Foundation before October 31, 2022.

The period of performance is one to five years. They expect annual project budgets to fall between $300,000 and $1,000,000, although there is no specific funding level recommendation. The foundations expect to distribute a combined $20,000,000 over the five years of this program. 

Elizabeth Ocampo in the OSU Foundation would be delighted to help craft LOI submissions with anyone interested in that kind of support.




Bettye L.S. Maddux, PhD

Director of Research Development

College of Science

Oregon State University

Join the funding opportunity (ECOS, GP-ECOS) 



Looking for Proposal support? Email

We expanded our research administrative staff. Please use this email for your requests.

The OSU Beaver Store is accepting Winter 2023 course materials adoptions starting Oct. 4. Faculty or designated staff can submit course material adoptions here: Submitting course material adoptions prior to Winter term registration assists students to budget for expenses and allows the non-profit campus store to start sourcing low-cost formats of the required materials. Questions or need assistance? Contact course.adoptions@osubeaverstore.comor

The Research Office is excited to announce that the Human Research Protections Program is transitioning the IRB protocol submission module to Cayuse Human Ethics. The last day for PIs to submit any materials through the old system, iRIS, is Oct. 3. For more information and actions PIs will need to take, please see our newly-updated HRPP Cayuse HE Transition website and FAQs.

The Valley Library Reading Room is hosting a Call for Art about perseverance alongside the Perseverance Book Collection. Books in this collection highlight journeys that have embodied how despite great challenges, it is possible to overcome. Open to everyone. Registration page. Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email to drop off your art Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., or Oct. 8, 4-7 p.m., in the Valley Library interior front lobby.

Bobbin’ through the Woods: CoF Holiday Craft & Art Fair College of Forestry will host its inaugural craft & art fair Dec. 2-3 at the Peavy Forest Science Center and Richardson Hall. We are searching for vendors interested in showcasing and selling their items at our event. All booth fees and commissions will be paid directly to the OSU Foundation account supporting Rootstock, the College of Forestry’s food pantry, and are considered a tax write off. For more information please visit

OSU’s Department of Public Safety and Transportation Services is hosting a bike registration event on Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the McNary Dining Quad. The event is free. Registering your bike with 529 Garage is a tool used by law enforcement to reduce bike theft and obtain information such as serial numbers and photos in the event your bike is stolen. You can also register for ZAP Oregon State, a free bike commute rewards program for Oregon State University students and employees.

Community Engagement & Leadershipinvites you to “Fall Into Service” with us on Saturday, Sept. 24. Fall Into Service provides OSU community members with an opportunity to kick off the academic year engaged in our community. Students, faculty, staff and their partners and children are all invited to participate in this event. A light breakfast, snacks, lunch and transportation to the service projects will be provided to volunteers. Register today at

Three times per year, the OSU Advantage Accelerator seeks technology-based projects in any discipline that will move OSU-owned technologies closer to commercialization. Projects should require $15,000 or less of Accelerator Innovation and Development (AID) funding to achieve an important milestone(s) connected to commercialization.

Applicant teams who are selected for an AID award will receive up to $15,000 of funding for R&D activities as outlined in the project budget and scope of work. Accepting the funds requires the team’s successful participation in the hybrid Accelerate program. AID project durations are typically six to nine months. 

The Fall RFP application is open through September 20th. We will announce the Winter RFP on this page in November.

The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project, a NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education program, is hosting the free six-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from October 3 – November 22, 2022 via edX. 

The Inclusive STEM Teaching Project community has now grown to over 6,000 faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff, and we hope to see that growth continue. 

By participating in this course, participants will learn how to:

  • Advance awareness, self-efficacy, and ability to cultivate inclusive classroom environments;
  • Support development as a reflective, inclusive practitioner;
  • Engage in reflection and discussion around topics of equity and inclusion across a variety of institutional contexts;
  • Implement inclusive teaching methods in classes which will remove common barriers and enhance learning in STEM for all students.

Here is the registration link for our fall session, as well as our course flyer and 1-pager.

I am a Professor in the Department of Horticulture (College of Agricultural Sciences) here at OSU. My research focuses on honey bee health. We are in the process of designing a research study to understand the properties (crystallization etc.) and fate of oxalic acid dehydrate when it is vaporized inside honey bee hives for controlling a parasite called Varroa mite. I am looking for a faculty in your department that we could collaborate with on this study. Could you please let me know if you or any other faculty would be able to assist us. I will be happy to provide you more details about this study either over the phone or in person.

Appreciate your help.



Ramesh Sagili, Ph.D

Associate Professor-Apiculture

Department of Horticulture

4017 ALS Building

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR-97331


Phone: 541-737-5460