WEEK OF 04/14/2014-04/18/2014
Monday, April 14
Rachel King presents her thesis defense, “Spatial Ecology and Wetland Use of Aquatic Turtles in Coastal Plain of Georgia.” Location: Ecology Building, Room 201. Time: 8 a.m.
Bill McDowell presents his dissertation defense, “Assessing the Ecological Role of the Invasive Clam Corbicula Fluminea in Southeastern Rivers and Nationwide.” Location: Ecology Building, Room 201. Time 11 a.m.
Carrie Straight presents her dissertation defense, “Reproduction, Migration, and Prospects For Persistence of a Reintroduced Population of an Imperiled Riverine Fish, Robust Redhorse (Moxostoma robustum).” Location: Ecology Building, Room 201. Time 2 p.m.
Stephen Spatz, PhD, presents, “Genomics of Avian Herpesvirus: What Have We Learned?” Location: PDRC, Building 2315, Room 107. Time: 2:30 p.m. Dr. Spatz is a molecular virologist with the USDA/ARS Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory and Endemic Poultry Viral Diseases Research Unit.
Liyun Liu presents, “Use of Stem Cell-Derived Mouse Motor Neurons to Assess Signaling Pathways Mediating BoNT-Induced Neurite Outgrowth.” Location: CVM, Room 236. Time: 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 15
Rich Shefferson, PhD, presents, “The Tangled Bank’s Understory: Herbaceous Plants and the Evolution of Weirdness.” Location: Ecology Building, Room 201. Time reception 3:30 and seminar 4:00 p.m. Dr. Shefferson is an assistant professor in the UGA Odum School of Ecology.
Wednesday, April 16
Thursday, April 17
Friday, April 18
Megan Machmuller presents her dissertation defense, “The Effect of Warming on Soil Carbon Dynamics.” Location: Ecology Building, Room 201. Time: 9 a.m.
AKC Canine Health Foundation Request for Proposals
2014 Active Acorn Research Program Area Requests for Proposals
Reproduction Research Request for Proposals
Due Date: May 6, 2014
Combined Musculoskeletal and Neurology Request for Proposals
Due Date: June 3, 2014
Ophthalmology Research Request for Proposals
Due Date: July 1, 2014
General Canine Health & Obesity Research Request for Proposals
Due Date: August 5, 2014
2014 Active Special Emphasis Requests for Proposals
Development of an Accurate Diagnostic Assay for Canine Hypothyroidism
Due Date: May 13, 2014
Epilepsy Research Initiative
Due Date: May 13, 2014
2014 Manuscript Request:
Risk Assessment and Management Strategies to Prevent Transmission of Infectious Disease in Dogs
Letter of Intent Due Date: April 22, 2014
Project Completion by January 1, 2015
Please find more information here.
The Michelson Grants
Found Animals offers Michelson Grants of up to $750,000 USD for research in pursuit of a single-dose, permanent, nonsurgical sterilization product or technology for use in male and female cats and dogs. To qualify for a Michelson Grant, a proposed project must pursue a technology, mechanism, or pathway representing an innovative approach to nonsurgical sterilization. Investigators are encouraged to submit for "proof of concept" studies in cell culture, rodents, and/or target species. Scientists from a wide range of fields are encouraged to apply. Please see more information about the Michelson Grants here.
Alpaca Research Foundation
Please visit the website here to obtain all of the specifics for grants available in the areas of health, husbandry, genetics and fiber.
USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Foundational Program
The AFRI Foundational Program is offered to support research grants in the six AFRI priority areas to continue building a foundation of knowledge critical for solving current and future societal challenges. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Renewable Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Single-function Research Projects, multi-function Integrated Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants are expected to address one of the Program Area Priorities (see Foundational Program RFA for details). Please find more information here.
United States Equestrain Federation, Inc.: Equine Health Research Fund
Proposals are solicited in areas of special concern to performance and show horses. Please see more information and guidelines here.
National Research Council of the National Academies: Research Associateship Programs
Applications sought for Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associateship Awards. Please see more information here.