WEEK OF 8/31/15-9/4/15
Monday, August 31
11am S175 Coverdell Infetious Disease Seminar: Christopher F. Basler (Dept of Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai) presents "Ebola virus innate immune evasion mechanisms as therapeutic targets"
3:30pm rm 236 CVM Phys/Pharm Seminar: Jianfu Chen presents (Assistant Profesor, Dept of Genetics, UGA) "Mechanisms Regulating Neural Progenitor Cell Behaviors in the Developing Brain"
Tuesday, September 1
Wednesday, September 2
Thursday, September 3
12-1pm rm 150 CVM Pathology Research Seminar: Corrie Brown DVM, PhD, DACVP (Professor, Dept of Pathology, UGA CVM) presents "Adult learning: how to teach an old dog new tricks"
Friday, September 4
2016 Beckman Young investigator Grant Program : Letter of Intent Due September 2nd
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for its 2016 Beckman Young Investigatorgrant program.
The BYI program is open to individual researchers within the first three years of a tenure-track position, or an equivalent independent research appointment, in an academic or nonprofit institution that conducts research in the chemical and life sciences. Candidates must be a citizen or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application.
The annual program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic career in the chemical and life sciences, with the purpose of fostering their ability to invent methods, instruments, and materials that open up new avenues of research in science. Projects proposed for this program should be truly innovative, high-risk, and show promise for contributing to significant advances in chemistry and the life sciences and should represent a departure from current research directions rather than an extension or expansion of existing programs.
Proposed research that cuts across traditional boundaries of scientific disciplines is encouraged. Proposals that open up new avenues of research in chemistry and the life sciences by fostering the invention of methods, instruments, and materials will be given additional consideration.
Projects are normally funded for a period of four years. Grants will range up to $750,000 over the term of the project, contingent on demonstrated progress after the second year of the award.
LOIs must be received no later than September 2, 2015. Selected applicants will be notified in late November 2015 and will receive instructions for the full application. Awardees will be announced in June 2016. Complete program guidelines and application instructions are on the Beckman Foundation website.
AAVMC 2016 Public Policy Faculty Fellows Program: Due to Dean's Office September 11th
The program is designed to bring faculty members to Washington D.C. to develop leadership skills in the advocacy arena, explore the importance of public policy decisions to the profession, and gain overall knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process at the federal level. Application packages should be NO MORE THAN 5 PAGES and include an abbreviated CV highlighting work that is relevant to the program; a letter outlining your reasons for applying and what you would like to gain from the program; and any other supporting documents. Applications packages should be submitted to Tanya Eidson in Dean Allen's office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Friday, September 11. Dr. Allen will review and select the nominee for the CVM. Full details are available here.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowships: Due September 15th
This year the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will award $55,000 fellowships to each of 126 early-career scientists for use in their research. The funds may be used over a two-year period for any activity supportive of the fellow’s research, including equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, summer salary, or trainee support. While Fellows are expected to be at an early stage of their research careers, there should be strong evidence of independent research accomplishments.
Fellowships are awarded in the following fields: Chemistry; Computer Science; Economics; Mathematics; Computational or Evolutionary Molecular Biology; Neuroscience; Ocean Sciences; Physics; or a related field.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in one of the above fields or a related field, and must be in a tenure track position and no more than six years from completion of their most recent Ph.D. as of the year of their nomination. Candidates must be nominated by a department head or other senior researcher. More than one candidate from a department may be nominated, but no more than three.
Investigators interested in applying should go to the Foundation’s Web site for complete program and application information: http://www.sloan.org/sloan-research-fellowships/.
Georgia Beef Commission: Due October 1st, 2015
The Georgia Beef Commission is pleased to announce the call for proposals for research for the CY 16 (Project duration January 1, 2015 – December 31 2016). Awards generally range from $3,000 to $50,000. Since limited funds are available, the following are some of the priorities which have been identified. However, any additional topics for research will be considered on their individual merit and potential success:
Bermuda Grass Stem Maggot/ Horn Fly control and resistance management in South Georgia/ Cattle Stockering economics for Georgia/ Potential for grain feeding of cattle in Georgia/ Implant and hormone levels compared to not implanted cattle/ Resistance management to Ivermectin type cattle wormers/ Pink Eye in cattle
Proposals should be limited to three (3) pages and include:
Title and investigator(s) names
Need for research in Georgia
Potential benefit (how do you propose to evaluate cost/benefit?)
Procedures and location(s) of research
Budget: Include request of funds for personnel services and operating costs.
Proposals accepted are required to provide quarterly updates on status of projects to the commission.
Projects can also be designed for multi-year research
Copies of proposals must be received in the commission office by October 1st, 2015. Projects can be presented by researcher at a meeting on November 12th 9 AM at the Macon State Farmer’s Market with projects awarded by December 1st. If making presentation please note presentation time may be limited. If researcher was awarded project for previous year, the Beef Commission request a report to be supplied to commission.
GACC for Beef
19 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
SW Room 324 Atlanta, GA 30334
Or email to email@example.com
If you have any questions regarding research proposals please contact John Callaway, Chairman Beef Commission, 770 355 2165 or Andy Harrison, GA Dept. of Agriculture - 404 586 1405.
2016 Jefferson Science Fellows Competition: Due November 2
Competition for 2016 Jefferson Science Fellows has been announced by the U.S. Department of State.
The University of Georgia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of State to participate in the program so that UGA faculty are eligible to apply.
The Jefferson Science Fellows program, now in its 13th year, was established by the U.S. Secretary of State to engage the American academic science, technology, engineering and medical communities in the design and implementation of U.S. foreign policy. The Jefferson Science Fellows spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C., that may also involve extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions.
The Fellowship is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, academic scientists, engineers and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher learning. Up to 15 fellows are expected to be selected for the 2016 program year. Selected fellows will report to the State Department in mid-August 2016.
2016 UGA/UGARF Research Awards: Nominations due November 3
The Office of the Vice President for Research and UGA Research Foundation (UGARF) announce the 2016 UGA/UGARF Research Awards. OVPR urges UGA administrators and faculty to consider nominating deserving scholars for these awards. UGARF funds competitive internal awards for UGA Faculty, postdocs and graduate students to recognize outstanding research accomplishements and creative achievement. Research accomplishments are recognized each spring at an annual Research Awards Banquet. Find more information here.