Please share this call for The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, Allen Discovery Center (ADC) Program Neurobiology in Changing Environments with any eligible and interested faculty. 

There will be one $10M award. 


Teams embracing the call will integrate the interdisciplinary expertise needed to connect neurobiological resilience capabilities with phenomenological observations. We expect competitive proposals will leverage existing field and neurobiological baseline data to reveal fundamental adaptation principles, employ innovative technology, use rigorous experimental methodology and analytical tools, and integrate expertise in fields including but not limited to control theory, engineering, and computation. Preference will be given to approaches that chart a course for others and shed light on the adaptive capacity of neural systems writ large. 

LOI Submission 

LOIs are due by 12 noon Pacific Time on September 20, 2023, and should be submitted through the submission portal accessible on our website. Submitters will be asked to provide contact information and upload their LOI. 

Application Key Dates 

Letter of Intent Due September 20, 2023
Notification of Full Application Invite by December 6, 2023*

Full Application Deadline January 24, 2024*

Finalist Interviews May 2024* 

Notification of Award by July 2024* 

Award Start October 2024* 

*Tentative date

We are pleased to invite you to submit a proposal in response to the attached Request for Proposals (RFP) on the topic “Broadening Participation in Science and Engineering Higher Education” to strengthen diversity talent pipelines for Intel’s workforce growth in Oregon, Arizona, and New Mexico.


Proposal Submission Deadline (PIs): October 18th, 2023 

Response Date to Proposal (Intel): November 16th, 2023

This RFP opportunity is open by invitation only to Intel’s regional universities and colleges.   More information about this program, including example topics of interests and guidelines for submission, can be found in the attached RFP document.  Proposals are encouraged to collaborate with other institutions in the region including universities, community colleges, technical colleges, trade schools and the K-12 system.  Invitees may freely select additional academic collaborators. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via email.


University Research and Collaboration

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Good Morning!

Could you please share the following message with your department? Especially those interested in nanomaterial and single-nanoparticle studies. It contains information on opportunities for your undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs to be involved at the Spring 2024 & 2025 ACS National Conventions in New Orleans, LA and San Diego, CA, respectively. Thank you, we appreciate it! 

TLDR: Various opportunities for undergrads, graduate students, and postdocs at the Spring 2024 ACS National Convention held in New Orleans, LA in March 2024. 

Hello! My name is Zac O’Dell and I’m currently a 4th year graduate student at Temple University. I am also the chair of the Spring 2024 GSSPC, a team of graduate students from Temple, Indiana University, and Texas A&M who have been selected to organize a symposium at the Spring 2024 American Chemical Society national convention in New Orleans titled ‘Nanoparticle Heterogeneity: Realizing Strengths by Embracing the Differences’. I’m reaching out today to let you know about some opportunities for your department’s undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs to not only attend our symposium, but also present their research, and host the next graduate student symposium at the Spring 2025 ACS national convention in San Diego! 

·         Undergraduate Travel Grant 

o    Apply for a travel grant to attend our symposium and network with leading PIs, postdocs, and graduate students in the field of single-nanoparticle studies! 

·         Speaker Application 

o    Graduate students and postdocs in the field of single metal nanoparticle studies are encouraged to apply to give a 15-minute oral presentation of their work among leaders in the field! 

·         Host the next GSSPC at the Spring 2025 ACS National Convention 

o    Graduate students are invited to put together a team, a symposium theme, and a list of plausible speakers in order to apply to host the next graduate student symposium! 

I have also included more general information about our symposium in the attachments that I hope you will share with your department, especially those interested in nanomaterials and single-entity chemistry. Please visit our website ( or follow us on Twitter ( for more information and updates about the symposium, and feel free to email with any questions! 

Thank you! 

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

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