Tuesday, January 29, 2013

More details on applying for the FRPD awards

Colleagues, in my earlier announcement about the Faculty Research and Professional Development (FRPD) awards, I failed to provide you with details of the college process and application guidelines. You can find that information at


Please share this information broadly with your CHASS colleagues.

Monday, January 28, 2013

FRPD application period is now open

The Individual Faculty Research and Professional Development (FRPD)  -  http://research.ncsu.edu/rdo/funding/internal-funding/frpd/

We are pleased to announce the release of the proposal guidelines for the 2013-14 Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund (FRPD).  Do not hesitate to contact Missy Seate in the CHASS research office if you have any questions about this award.  

Update: Additional information on this process is at http://www.chass.ncsu.edu/research/resources/funding/FRPD/index.php

PINS Proposal must be routed to the CHASS Research Office by April 12, 2013.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Seed Grants for Extension, Engagement, and Economic Development 2013

The Office of Outreach and Engagement is pleased to announce that funds are available to be awarded for selected proposals related to extension, engagement, and economic development activities for the 2013-14 fiscal year.  The maximum award will be $10,000 per proposal request. 2013 Proposal Guidelines are attached for your convenience.  They are also posted on http://www.ncsu.edu/extension/awards/seedgrants.html

The number of awards granted will be contingent upon the total amount of available funds and the incremental amounts of each request.  The timeline for the 2013-14 competition is as follows

January 16, 2013                      
Request for Proposals announcements go out/Post to Office of Outreach and Engagement website

February 25, 2013
Proposals due by COB to Office of Outreach & Engagement (electronic with electronic signatures) and             PINS; Send to kaitlin_depersia@ncsu.edu

March 25, 2013
Judging by USCOEEED members concludes

April 2, 2013
Awardees notified 

April 22, 2013
"Celebrating the Engaged University" award ceremony                      

July 1, 2013
Funding cycle begins

June 30, 2014
Funding cycle ends

September 13, 2014
Final report due to Office of Outreach and Engagement

Thank you.

Kaitlin DePersiafor Dr. Lisa Grable, 2012-13 Chair, USCOEE&ED 
& Dr. Teresa Helmlinger Ratcliff, Interim Vice Provost for Outreach & Engagement

NSF: Ethics Education in Science and Engineering

Colleagues, I am sharing this because some of you may have an interest in ethics education in STEM fields, and may have been, or currently are, collaborating with colleagues in STEM on these issues. If you are not, but are interested, let me know. Since this is a limited submission program, NCSU can only submit one proposal, so I suspect that any initiative NCSU undertakes will be interdisciplinary.

The National Science Foundation has announced the Ethics Education in Science and Engineering program.  The limit is one lead proposal per institution.  Non-lead proposals are unlimited.  The program is designed to "deepen the understanding of ethical dilemmas in science and engineering, and provide cutting edge, effective research and educational materials to train the next generation of scientists and engineers." 
Award:  Up to $300,000 over up to three years
Important dates
Mandatory notification of interest in applying: Due by 5 p.m. January 24, 2013 to limited-submission@ncsu.edu .  Only a simple email notice of interest is required, along with the name and contact information of the principal investigator and and a working title for the proposal.
Internal preproposal submission: Due by 5 p.m. February 11, 2013 to limited-submission@ncsu.edu .  Internal requirements are available at http://research.ncsu.edu/rdo/2013/01/eese/ . 
Estimated internal review completion:  February 14, 2013
NSF proposal deadline:  March 1, 2013
For more information and a link to the program solicitation, see http://research.ncsu.edu/rdo/2013/01/eese/ . 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

U.S. State Dept.: Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Independent States of Eurasia

The U.S. State Department has announced the program, "Research and Training on Eastern Europe and the Independent States of Eurasia."  The limit is one application per organization.  The purpose of the program is to support organizations with substantial and wide-reaching experience in administering research and training programs to conduct nationwide competitive programs supporting U.S. scholars, students and institutions in advanced research and language training.  Proposal projects must be national in scope.

Award: Pending availability of funds.  Cost-sharing is strongly encouraged.

Important dates:

Mandatory notification of interest in applying:  Due by 5 p.m. January 23, 2013 to limited-submisson@ncsu.edu .  Only a simple email message of interest is needed, along with a working title and the names of the principal NC State investigators.

Internal preproposal submission:  Due by 5 p.m. February 4, 2013 to limited-submission@ncsu.edu .  Internal requirements are available at http://research.ncsu.edu/rdo/2013/01/rtee/ .

Estimated internal review completion:  February 8, 2013

State Department proposal submission deadline:  February 28, 2013

For more information and a link to the program solicitation, see http://research.ncsu.edu/rdo/2013/01/rtee/ 

Please note that this is a limited submission program and that applications will be initially reviewed at NCSU.

William T. Grant Foundation: Understanding the Acquisition, Interpretation, and Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice

I received this recently from the W.T. Grant Foundation.

The William T. Grant Foundation has a longstanding interest in supporting research that can inform policy and practice that affect youth and we recognize that divides still exist between the research, policy, and practice communities. Thus, we fund studies that explore the acquisition, interpretation, and use of research evidence in policy and practice.

Relatively little research attention has been devoted to understanding the user side--that is, studying what affects policymakers' and practitioners' acquisition, interpretation, and use of research evidence. The foundation believes studies of this topic will increase the understanding of how to improve the production and subsequent use of research for and in policy and practice.

Areas of focus could include
- education,
- justice,
- child welfare,
- health,
- family support,
- employment, and
- youth programs.

The foundation will consider applications for newly initiated studies and add-on studies to existing projects. Add-on studies must address research questions not covered by prior funding from us or other funders, but can cover secondary analyses of existing data or collection and analyses of new data. Through this RFP, the foundation will support empirical, theory-building studies of what affects policymakers' and practitioners' acquisition, interpretation, and use of research evidence.

Additional details are available at http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/use-of-research-evidence

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Visiting Scholars Meet & Greet Lunch


Visiting Scholars Meet & Greet Lunch

Thursday, January 24, 2013 @ 11:30-1:00 PM
Caldwell Hall Lounge

The Office of International Affairs would like to invite you to a Meet & Greet in honor of our Visiting Scholars at NC State.  Come get to know our current visiting scholars and find out how they are contributing to our campus life and academic community! Those interested in hosting a visiting scholar are also encouraged to attend.  Staff from the Office of International Services will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about an upcoming training for hosting scholars. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, January 18th @ 5:00 pm.


If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Cowles at the Office of International Affairs at919.515.1574 or sarah_cowles@ncsu.edu.

Friday, January 11, 2013

NEH "Grants for Arts" and "Art Works" Programs: Limited Submission

If you are interested in applying for this, please contact me at tabirkla@ncsu.edu or at 919-513-1834. This is a limited submission program, so if there is more than one proposal being prepared across the university, we need to know. Thanks!

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced "Grants for Arts" and the "Art Works" program.  The limit is one application per institution per calendar year.  Some arts categories under Art Works have two deadlines, March 7th and August 8th.  Regardless of which category is involved, the limit is still only one application per institution, NOT one application per deadline.

Award:  Up to $100,000 has occasionally been awarded.  Most awards are smaller.
Cost-matching:  One-to-one cost matching in non-federal funding is required.  The matching funds may be from private, nonprofit, state or municipal government sources, or any combination, as long as they are non-federal.

Mandatory notification of interest in applying:  Due by 5 p.m. January 23, 2013 to limited-submission@ncsu.edu .  Only a simple email statement of interest is needed, not a formal LoI.  Provide a descriptive working title for the proposed project, and identify the project director and co-directors, as well as any partners external to NC State.  Also specify the arts category according to those listed athttp://www.nea.gov/grants/apply/index.html .   If the arts category has two deadlines, specify which one will be the planned application submission date.

Internal preproposal submission:  Due by 5 p.m. February 4, 2013 to limited-submission@ncsu.edu.  For internal requirements, see http://research.ncsu.edu/rdo/2012/01/art-works/ . 

Estimated internal review completion:  February 6, 2013

For more information anda link to the program guidelines, seehttp://research.ncsu.edu/rdo/2012/01/art-works/ .

Rachel Carson Post Doctoral and Senior Fellows

Call for Applications 2013-14

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society invites applications for its 2013-2014 class of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The fellowship program, directed by Christof Mauch (LMU Munich/Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t) and Helmuth Trischler (Deutsches Museum) is designed to bring to Munich a cohort of excellent scholars who are working in the environmental humanities and related disciplines.
The Center will award fellowships to scholars from around the globe and from a variety of disciplines. Research and writing of applicants should preferably pertain to one (or more) of the topics that will be at the core of the Center’s 2013-2014 research agenda:
  • Ecological Imperialism
  • Environmental Ethics, Politics, and Movements
  • Natural Disasters and Cultures of Risk
  • Environmental Knowledge and Knowledge Societies
Applications that deal with past topics of the Center will also be considered. These include:
  • Transformation of Landscapes
  • Resource Use and Conservation
The program is a writing fellowship program; the Carson Center does not sponsor field trips or archival research. Fellowships will usually be granted for periods of 6, 9, or 12 months but they can also be granted for 3 months or be broken up into individual 3 month periods. Fellows are expected to spend their fellowship in residence, to work on a major research project, to attend the weekly lunchtime colloquium, and to present their research at the Center. 
The Carson Center will pay for a replacement of the successful candidate at his or her home institution; alternatively it will pay a fellowship that is commensurate with experience and current employment.
The deadline for applications is 31 January 2013.  Applications should include a cover letter, an abridged curriculum vitae (5 pages maximum), project description (3,000 words maximum), research schedule for the fellowship period, and the names of three scholars who might serve as references. While applicants may write in either English or German, we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. They will be notified about the outcome of their application within approximately two months of the deadline given above. Please send applications (electronically only) in PDF or Word format via e-mail to carsoncenter@lmu.de

Dr. Arielle Helmick
Communications Director
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Leopoldstr. 11a
80802 M√ľnchen
+49 (0) 89 2180 - 72364

Thursday, January 10, 2013

New publishing outlet: Journal on Policy and Complex Systems

Journal on Policy and Complex Systems

The Policy Studies Organization is pleased to announce a new journa lhttp://www.ipsonet.org/publications/open-access/policy-and-complex-systems to be published twice a year, starting October 1, 2013. The peer-reviewed journal provides a platform whereby researchers, policy makers, experts in relevant disciplines, and modelers can join together to offer scientifically valid and societally appropriate solutions to challenging problems facing the world today, from the perspective of systems and complexity science.

Opportunity for junior faculty interested in climate change

DISCCRS VIII Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium
October 12-19, 2013
La Foret Conference and Retreat Center (Colorado)

Application Deadline: February 28, 2013
Participation limited to 30 early-career Ph.D. scholars
Airfare and on-site expenses are supported through grants from NSF and NASA

The DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS, pronounced discourse) hosts symposia for early-career climate change researchers. Our goal is to catalyze international, interdisciplinary collegial networks and foster collaborative interdisciplinary research and dynamic interactions between science and society to enable us to better understand and respond to the myriad challenges posed by climate change.