Sunday, February 19, 2017

Call for Proposals: NCDS Data Fellows 2017-2018 due April 7

The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) is seeking proposals for participation in the 2017-2018 NCDS Data Science Faculty Fellows program, with a submission due date of April 7, 2017

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Funding Opportunity from NSF: Systems Science (SYS)

This program supports fundamental research leading to a theoretical foundation for design and systems engineering.   In particular, the Systems Science program seeks intellectual advances in which underlying theories (such as probability theory, decision theory, game theory, organizational sociology, behavioral economics or cognitive psychology) are integrated and abstracted to develop explanatory models for design and systems engineering in a general, domain-independent fashion.  Ideally, the explanatory models, derived from the underlying theoretical foundations will lead to testable hypotheses.  Based on collected evidence supporting or falsifying the hypotheses, new insights are gained allowing the explanatory models to be refined or updated.
Agency due date: 9/1/17 - 9/15/17

Funding Opportunity from NSF: Engineering and Systems Design (ESD)

This program supports fundamental research leading to new engineering and systems design methods and practices for specific global contexts.  In particular, ESD seeks intellectual advances in which the theoretical foundations underlying design and systems engineering are operationalized into rigorous and pragmatic methods for a specific context. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

NSF CAREER proposal workshop

NSF’s prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers support for early-career faculty seeking to build strong foundations for research and education in their respective fields. Those interested in submitting a CAREER proposal are invited to attend a three-session workshop covering key aspects of proposal development. Workshop sessions will be held at the Talley Student Union from 3 to 4:30 PM on March 8, 22 and 29. The three sessions include:

Session 1: Specific requirements, Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts, and communicating with NSF Program Directors

Session 2: Strategies for writing strong Project Summaries and Project Narratives, as well as Research and Education plans

Session 3: NSF CAREER panel review process, peer reviews, and small group discussions led by previous CAREER awardees (organized by NSF Directorate)

Participants are encouraged to attend all three workshops as the information presented each day will build on previous sessions.

The CAREER workshop is open to all NC State faculty and will be coordinated by the Proposal Development Unit (Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development), College of Sciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and College of Textiles.

For more information please contact Matt Hooker (mwhooker@ncsu.edu) or Alexia Kelley (amkelley@ncsu.edu).

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cancellation of February 9 RED Talk with Dr. Emery Brown

The RED Talk with Dr. Emery Brown that was scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled. We will post any information about a rescheduled presentation.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Due March 7 Department of Defense Minerva Research Initiative


The 2017 Minerva Research Initiative topics have been released:
http://minerva.defense.gov/Research/Research-Priorities/

There is a general interest area and 4 special interest areas.  White papers are due March 7th.

The general interest area is  "Sociality, Security, and Interconnectivity," and the special interest areas are

Understanding the Social Impact of Autonomy
Societal Resilience and Sociopolitical (In)stability
Power and Deterrence for Shaping Operations
Military Cyber Defense