Attention all OSU Faculty and Graduate Student Researchers!

The OSU Advantage Accelerator is seeking applications for projects that further develop technologies invented by OSU faculty, staff, and/or graduate students in any research discipline (i.e., ag science, pharmacy, vet med, education, public health, engineering, forestry, earth, ocean, atmospheric science, etc.). Applications should indicate how the project will move the technology closer to commercialization and will be accepted now through Friday, September 29.

Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span 6 months or less, beginning October 1st, 2023.  

Funding can be used to fund student time, gather additional data, pay for prototyping expenses (materials and supplies), customer discovery, and more. Award recipients are required to participate in the OSU Accelerate program (9-week hybrid program offered October-December 2023) in order to receive training and guidance with respect to tech commercialization. Successful projects are eligible to receive additional funding. More information is available here:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Melissa Ward or Molly Arnowil to briefly discuss their proposed project before applying. They can be reached via email or drop in during their office hours: Thursdays from 9am – noon, room 322A in the Kerr Administration Building. 

The Department of Chemistry at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor with teaching responsibilities primarily in biochemistry and organic chemistry lecture and laboratory courses. The development of a vibrant research program with external funding involving undergraduate research students is required. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring/advising as well as service on academic committees. The department ( offers ACS certified degrees. Instrumentation and resources include 500 MHz FT-NMR, AFM, GC/MS, HPLC, Prep HPLC, FTIR, Raman, UV/VIS, ICP-MS, GPC, a glovebox, potentiostats, and a variety of computational chemistry software.

The Barry M. Goldwater scholarship is the top award given by the federal government to students in natural science, math, and engineering who plan a career in research.

Nomination Considerations National and Global Scholarships Advising at OSU works with all eligible applicants to apply and then we facilitate a committee of OSU Faculty from a variety of STEM disciplines to review the applications and select up to five nominees to compete at the national level. OSU may nominate up to four students per year who meet the following eligibility requirements and we may also nominate a fifth student if any of our nominees is a transfer student.

Who Is Eligible

To be eligible for nomination, students must:

  • Be a matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree during the 2023-24 academic year*
  • Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering
  • Have a college grade point average of at least a 3.0
  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

*We cannot nominate students who are presently in their first year, no matter how many credit hours they have. The only students in their fourth year that we can consider are those who have at least one more full-time year following to complete their degrees.

To be competitive, nominees:

  • Have strong research experience defined by:
    • Clarity of purpose
    • Experiences clearly connected to goals
    • Level of independence
    • Significance of research to the candidate’s field
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher, although consideration is possible for COVID and other disruptions. In 2022, GPAs for Goldwater scholars ranged nationally from 3.53 and up. 

How to Nominate a Qualified Student – To nominate a student, please send the following

information in an email to LeAnn Adam at as soon as possible:

1. Name

2. ID Number

3. Major

4. GPA

5. Planned graduation year

After I receive your nomination(s), I will invite the student to a meeting in which I will explain the

application process, offer assistance, and enroll them in the Goldwater Canvas site that includes tips, insights, and essay samples. We will provide students personalized advising and support throughout the application cycle. 

Now – December 2023: Students prepare application materials, consult with references, seek feedback 
September 5, 2023 online application opens; students complete pre-application, access full application
December 20, 2023: OSU Campus deadline 
January 5, 2024: References due
January 12, 2024: OSU selects nominees to compete nationally
Week of January 15, 2024: All candidates will be notified of their nomination status. Nominees will receive feedback and have the opportunity to make final revisions before the national deadline. Non-nominated students will also receive feedback and this is encouraged if they are eligible to reapply the following year. 
January 26, 2024: Nominations due from OSU to the Goldwater Foundation
March 29, 2024: Scholars announced 

Thank you for your assistance with identifying strong candidates for the 2024 Goldwater Scholarship! I welcome your questions at any time. 

See this link for a long list of OSU’s Goldwater scholars going back to 1991. 

With best wishes, 

LeAnn Joy Adam (she, her, hers)

Director, National and Global Scholarships Advising

Learning Innovation Center (LInC) 439

Honors College

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR 97331

Online Appointment Scheduling:

(541) 737-6414 – appointments
(541) 737-1996 – direct

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Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Grants 
The goals of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund are:

  – To support fundamental research in the petroleum field, and
  – To develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education.

The Doctoral New Investigator grants program aims to promote the careers of young faculty by supporting research of high scientific caliber, and to enhance the career opportunities of their undergraduate/ graduate students, and postdoctoral associates through the research experience.

Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) grants provide start-up funding for scientists and engineers in the United States who are within the first three years of their first academic appointment at the level of Assistant Professor or the equivalent. Applicants may have limited or no preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, with the intention of using the preliminary results obtained to seek continuation funding from other agencies. The DNI grants are to be used to illustrate proof of principle or concept, to test a hypothesis, or to demonstrate feasibility of an approach.

The DNI grants program is seeking investigator-initiated, original research across the spectrum of our mission. Original research is defined as being different from that performed previously by the PI as part of their graduate or postdoctoral studies. Excluded from consideration are proposals in which the ideas being presented are a mere extension of research from the PI’s graduate or postdoctoral experience. Research projects must be unique. Although a PI may send the same proposal to more than one agency, PRF will not support a project having overlap, or partial overlap, with research funded by another agency.

Award Information
  – Amount: $110,000 over 2 years
  – Estimated number of awards: ~75 each year

Due: 9/8/23

New Directions (ND) Grants 
The goals of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund are:

  – To support fundamental research in the petroleum field, and
  – To develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education.

The New Directions Grants Program aims to stimulate a new direction of research for established faculty, and to support the careers of their student scientists and engineers.

The New Directions (ND) grants program provides funds to scientists and engineers with limited—or even no—preliminary results for a research project they wish to pursue, and who intend to use the PRF-driven preliminary results to seek continuation funding from other agencies. ND grants are to be used to illustrate proof of concept/feasibility. Accordingly, they are to be viewed as seed money for new research ventures.

A “new research direction” is something different from previous research performed by the lead principal investigator (lead PI). But, it may involve a field of science or engineering in which others are already working. Therefore, the proposed research should not be in the same direction as—or overlap with—current projects in the lead PI’s research group. Excluded from consideration will be

Lead PIs who have had previous support or current funding for the project, and
Proposals presenting ideas that are a logical extension of ongoing research from the lead PI’s laboratory.
Preliminary results and/or communications are not required.

Award Information
  – Amount: $125,000 over 2 years
  – Estimated number of grants awarded: ~75 each year

Due 9/8/23

Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation Award Program supports advanced research by postdoctoral scholars within the core areas of fundamental chemistry or the development and build of chemical instrumentation. The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation Award Program supports advanced research by postdoctoral scholars within the core areas of fundamental chemistry or the development and build of chemical instrumentation.

The award amount is $224,000 over 2 years for salary, fringe benefits and research expenditures; instrumentation fellowships will receive an additional one-time amount of up to $200,000. Fellows receiving year 3 renewal award will receive additional $118,000.

Letter of Intent due 9/6/23

Greeting from Minnesota! I am writing to let you know about a position we have recently posted for a tenure-track position in experimental physical chemistry at Carleton College, beginning September 2024. We believe this position is an excellent fit for chemists who are passionate about teaching and research in an undergraduate environment. Carleton has a vibrant and well-supported research program with undergraduate students, and we also provide extensive mentoring and professional development resources to support teaching. We are particularly interested in candidates who can bring a variety of dimensions of diversity to our department, and our search within physical chemistry is defined broadly to include interdisciplinary areas such as materials science, environmental, and biophysical chemistry.

Given your position as department chair, I am hoping you might know current/recent grad students and postdocs who could be a good fit for this position. If so, would you mind forwarding this email to them and/or to colleagues who may be able to spread the word?

Please feel free to email me or put students/postdocs in touch with me if they have any questions, and thanks for your consideration!


Matt Whited

Matthew T. Whited
Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry

STEM Director
Carleton College


Phone: (507) 222-4530


Please share this opportunity with early career biomedical researchers.  Only one researcher from Oregon State can apply and internal applications are due in Infoready on July 7.

SponsorTitle and DescriptionAmountDeadlineNotes
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. FoundationBiomedical Science Grants
The Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation supports early-stage biomedical investigators engaged in basic and translational research that has the potential to make fundamental advances in biomedical science.

The funds are designed to provide to tenure track faculty members in their first to fourth year, at American Institutions, who hold M.D. and/or Ph.D. degrees, start-up support to move the project forward to the point where R01 or other independent funding can be obtained. Applicants with current R01 funding should not apply.

Beginning in 2023, the grant provides $75,000 annually for a period of up to three years. Grants are not renewable. Institutions may submit one proposal per session. The Foundation will not fund overhead.

LIMITED SUBMISSION.  Please follow the directions here to complete an Oregon State University Notice of Intent if interested in applying.
$225,0008/1/2023LIMITED SUBMISSION

Willamette University invites applications for a non-tenure-track part-time position in Chemistry at the rank of Visiting Instructor, beginning in August 2023 and running through December 2023.
JOB DESCRIPTION—Chemistry_R0005141
Teach one section of General Chemistry lecture and two sections of General Chemistry lab (the equivalent of two courses per semester).
Salary: $9,320 – $10,350 depending on terminal degree completion.

  • A terminal degree in Chemistry (e.g. PhD) is preferred. ABD with teaching experience will be considered.
  • Must be able to reside in or primarily work in Oregon by the first day of employment.
  • This is an in-person teaching position.
    Willamette is a small, highly selective private university of 2,600 students, 1,300 of them enrolled in our undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences; other schools include the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, the College of Law, and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, which enrolls both undergraduate and graduate students. We are located in Salem, Oregon, the state capital, which lies 45 miles south of Portland. The successful candidate will be joining an ACS-approved Chemistry Department ( whose seven faculty members are committed to high quality, collaborative teaching, and scholarship.
    Willamette University believes that a diverse, inclusive community is essential to achieving academic excellence; accordingly, we seek candidates who not only have the potential to become outstanding teachers and scholars, but whose work also furthers equity and inclusion, and who will bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. The College of Arts and Science is proud to enroll a substantial number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students of color. Over the past two years, 24% of our students were first-generation; 24% were Pell-eligible; and 33% identified as African American, Hispanic/LatinX, Native American/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiracial.
    Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
    All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.
    You will need to upload the following documents separately as part of your application
    materials in the “My Experience” section labeled Resume:
  • Letter of application describing your interest and qualifications for the position;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A statement of teaching philosophy, including descriptions of pedagogical goals and
    effective teaching strategies to promote student learning;
  • A brief statement (500 words or less) describing ways you can contribute to the university’s
    mission of promoting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus;
  • Unofficial copy of graduate transcripts.
    If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Chuck Williamson, Professor of
    Chemistry, by e-mail (