Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Intuitive Surgical Open House

Centennial Campus partner, Intuitive Surgical, will be hosting an open house on October 25th 11a - 4p. They are the creators of Da Vinci robotic arm used in minimally invasive surgery and we are pleased to welcome them to Centennial Campus!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Call for Preproposals

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures is now accepting pre-proposal submissions for the next funding cycle of the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF).  

CIF awards of up to $75,000 are designed to support short-term (one year or less) commercially-focused research projects. Proposed CIF projects ideally incorporate study endpoints designed to directly address license-enabling milestones required by potential licensees.  Anticipated outcomes include new licensing opportunities or the launch of a new university startup company.

Research & Innovation Seed Funding Program (RISF)

The Fall 2016 call for proposals is open. Proposals are due on 10/27 and should be uploaded to InfoReady Review (formerly CompetitionSpace). 

RTI University Scholars Program

The RTI University Scholars Program provides support—one-half of each Scholar’s salary and fringe—for distinguished academic researchers to spend scholarly leave time at RTI International, actively collaborating with RTI experts. Applications are due 1/9/17.

New edition of Research Development and Grant Writing News is available

The October 2016 issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News has been posted to: 

The Research Development Office maintains an institutional-level subscription allowing us to distribute freely within NC State University. Please forward this message to all interested parties within the NC State community.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Data management support from the NCSU Libraries

More and more funding agencies require researchers to include data management plans with their grant proposals and share articles and data resulting from funded research.

In addition to the broad menu of research consultation, visualization support, and research workshops, the NCSU Libraries provides free guidance to NC State faculty, staff, post-docs, and students on creating and implementing data management plans and meeting public access compliance requirements.  Our consultation includes advice on data types and standards for describing data, options for short-term storage and long-term preservation, and considerations for sharing research outputs and public access compliance.

Getting to Know National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Opportunities

I am very excited to share with you information on this excellent event, led by faculty in the department of psychology, but intended for all members of the college community. Please share broadly and encourage faculty studying any aspects of health to attend.

Getting to Know National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Funding Opportunities

This roundtable session aims to build attendees’ capacity to work effectively with NIH, thereby increasing the likelihood of funding health-related research.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

NSF Investments and Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Research on Hazards and Disasters--Visit from program officer David Mendonça

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to host

Dr. David Mendonça of the National Science Foundation

"NSF Investments and Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Research on Hazards and Disasters"

Tuesday, October 18, 10:00 to 11:30
Room 129, 1911 Building

Monday, September 26, 2016

STEM Education Is Vital—But Not at the Expense of the Humanities

That's the title of an editorial in the October Scientific American, and is certainly worthy of our careful reading. One can clearly connect scholarship in the humanities--both teaching and inquiry--to improved performance of our graduates and of our universities. The article is here.