Friday, December 9, 2016

Call for Papers: Third Annual Conference on Environmental Politics & Governance

Call for Papers
June 21-24, 2017
Bloomington, Indiana
Hosted by Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Call for Papers: 2017 Industry Studies Conference

Dear colleagues:

The 2017 Industry Studies Conference will be held in Washington DC on May 24-26.  Industry studies research is grounded in observations of firms and workplaces and in a deep understanding of the markets, institutions, and technologies that shape the competitive environment. It draws on a wide range of academic disciplines and fields, including political science, policy analysis, and other social sciences.  Next year’s theme is “Revisiting Capital.”

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Getting to Know NIH Funding Opportunities: Follow Up

The slides shown at November's workshop on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding opportunities are now available at

You will need to log in with your Unity ID and password. Thanks to Jenni Burnette, Sarah Desmarais, Katharine Stewart, and Laura Widman for organizing this excellent discussion!

NC Sea Grant Opens Core Funding Cycle: Preproposals Due Jan. 17, 2017

North Carolina Sea Grant invites preproposals for coastal and marine research projects for the 2018–2020 core funding cycle. Completed preproposals — due by 5 p.m.Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 — are the required first step.

Of particular note for our college are Sea Grant's Strategic Focus Areas: Healthy Coastal Ecosystems; Resilient Communities and Economies; Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture; and Environmental Literacy and Workforce
Development. Please let the research office know if you are interested in this opportunity. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Get Involved in the Humanities Extension Program!

The Humanities Extension Program at NC State University connects North Carolina public school classroom teachers with faculty from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences who are eager to share their expertise with students in grades K-12. The Humanities Extension Program creates new partnerships and builds on existing relationships between our faculty and public schools across the state. It fosters an understanding of and appreciation for the humanities and social sciences among students and exposes students across the state to potential areas of study at NC State. The faculty who participate in this program consistently enjoy the experience and request to be matched again in the future. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

NIH Regional Seminar Presentations

We just had an excellent presentation about the ins and outs of NIH funding today from three outstanding colleagues, and I am posting here, as the first among several resources, a link to presentations given at the most recent NIH Regional Seminar in Chicago. 

Also, NIH has confirmed its 2017 Regional Seminars as follows: May 3-5, 2017 in New Orleans and October 25-27, 2017 in Baltimore, MD.

November Research Development and Grant Writing News

The November 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.

Monday, November 14, 2016

From the Office for Faculty Development: Writing a Proposal Summary

Writing a Powerful Two-Page Statement or Proposal Summary
(Tuesday, November 15, 11:45 A.M. - 12:35 P.M., 405 Clark Hall): Join a discussion, part of OFD and OIED’s Assistant Professors’ Community, led by faculty colleagues who have found success in writing powerful 2-page statements for proposal summaries. Learn how to marshall resources, conceptualize a good statement, make your main point stand out, and present ideas in a clear, concise, and persuasive manner.

You can register for this and other events at