Saturday, September 29, 2012

2012-2013 Scholarship and Research Awards--Call for Proposals

The CHASS Research Office is pleased to announce the call and guidelines for the CHASS Scholarship and Research Awards (SRAs). These awards are intended to assist faculty in their scholarly pursuits. Applications are due electronically (in Word or PDF) to the CHASS Research Office ( by 9:00 AM, Friday, October 26, 2012. The  SRA cover page and CV page must be included. Please email your application Do not hesitate to contact Tom Birkland or Missy Seate (main office number 919-513-1937) if you have any questions about this award. Awards will be announced on November 19, 2012.

You can find the full call for proposals here:

While this page does say 2011-12, it will link to the 2012-13 announcement. We will correct this soon. 

Please read it carefully, as the call for proposals contains some subtle changes from prior years. 

For your convenience, the announcement is reproduced below the jump--the forms are found at the link above. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Research Program in Childhood Hunger

Colleagues, I received this today from one of the listservs to which I subscribe. There are many people in the College whom I believe would find this opportunity interesting. Work in this field would certainly fit well within NCSU's public service mission. Please let me or the research office staff know if you'd like to apply.


Dear Colleague:

The Research Program on Childhood Hunger was established at the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR) in September 2010 with funding from the Food and Nutrition Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The co-directors of this initiative are Dr. Craig Gundersen, Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois, and Dr. James Ziliak, Gatton Chair in Microeconomics at the University of Kentucky and Director of UKCPR.

In this program we seek to develop a clearer and more comprehensive understanding of why children experience food insecurity in the United States. To this end UKCPR will competitively award grants to qualified individuals and institutions to provide rigorous research that expands our understanding of hunger among children in the United States and the attendant policy implications. Summaries of grants awarded in the past two years under this mechanism are available at Total anticipated funding is $1.2 million across three large grants at $250,000 each and six small grants at $75,000 each. 

Letters of intent are due October 24, 2012, and full proposals are due December 3, 2012. The full RFP is available at 

Please direct administrative questions to Ms. Stephanie Fahs at < > .

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Funding Opportunities in the Humanities

Please make a note of these opportunities, and feel free to contact our office at any time to explore submitting proposals!

A Room of Her Own Foundation
For women writers
6th Gift of Freedom Grant Cycle Categories:Poetry, Playwrighting, Fiction, & Creative Nonfiction

Thanks to tremendous support from friends, advocates, and fellow writers, we are privileged to announce the 6th $50,000 Gift of Freedom award:  stronger, more prestigious, and of greater benefit to even more women. 
The 6th $50,000 Gift of Freedom competition will determine finalists from each genre (creative nonfiction, fiction, playwrighting, & poetry).  One genre finalist will be awarded the $50,000 Gift of Freedom grant. The three remaining genre finalists will each be awarded a $5000 prize and eligibility to attend a future AROHO Retreat for Women Writers benefitted by a Gift of Freedom Legacy Fellowship.

NC Arts Council
Writers Fellowships (Poetry, Prose, Playwriting and Screenwriting)

What We Fund
Fellowships in the amount of $10,000 support the creative development of N.C. artists and the creation of new work. Fellowship funds may be used to:
  • Set aside time to work
  • Pursue projects that further artistic development and support the realization of specific creative ideas
  • Buy supplies and equipment
  • Fund expenses related to the activities listed above: for example, costs related to studio construction or improvements
Fellowship funds may not be used to support academic research or formal study toward an academic or professional degree.

AAUW: Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant

Here's an opportunity for the American Association of University Women for support for publication.

Sponsor: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
Title: Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant
Web Site:
Program URL:
SYNOPSIS:  The sponsor provides support for women college and
university faculty and independent researchers to prepare research for
Deadline(s): 11/15/2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Invitation to inaugural 'Pints of Science' event, September 25th at 7pm

The following is from Andrew Binder announcing this fascinating event.

From: Andrew R. Binder []
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 15:08
Subject: Invitation to inaugural 'Pints of Science' event, September 25th at 7pm

Dear colleagues:

I'd formally like to extend to you an invitation to the inaugural "Pints of Science" event at Tir Na Nog in downtown Raleigh on September 25th at 7pm. The speaker will be Dr. Rob Dunn from the Department of Biology, and he will be giving a brief talk entitled "Eight Ways Fungi are Taking Over Your Life: What No One is Telling You About Beer" followed by a Q&A session. The attached flyer has all the details, save one: Tuesday evening is 'pint night' at the pub, featuring discounted prices on draft beer.

Important: Calls for Nominations and Deadlines, Research and Extension Awards

Colleagues, Dara Leeder recently sent out an announcement about the various awards for excellence awarded by the college, many of which are also submitted for consideration for University-wide awards. Following the jump, here's details of the of all these award programs.

If you would like to nominate someone for an award related to research or extension, please contact that individual directly, or let me know at In the memo below, I highlight the research and extension awards where my office can be of help. Please note that many of these awards recognize excellence across research, teaching, service, and extension and engagement.

These awards are important, and in some years we've not nominated as many people as we could for some awards. Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague! Let me know how I can help.--Tom

Sunday, September 2, 2012

National Park Service: Japanese American Confinement Sites Preservation

The NPS Japanese American Confinement Sites Preservation program was announced and has many opportunities for interested CHASS faculty.

Here's the solicitation:

Here's a summary of projects that were funded in 2012:

And here's the program page that has a lot of additional info:

From Liana Fryer: NIH Behavioral & Social Sciences Opportunity

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued as part of the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet), encourages research grant applications investigating multisensory processing in perception or other behavioral and social outcomes. The FOA is intended to support basic behavioral research projects focused on two or more sensory modalities. This includes research examining ways in which cognitive or affective processes interact with multisensory input to influence basic behavioral targets. While evidence suggests that sensory input is processed interactively instead of additively, research is less developed regarding how different modalities are integrated for perception and behavioral or social outcomes.

Please note letter of intent is due to NIH by Oct 1, 2012 in addition to proposal submission deadline of Oct 31, 2012.