Tuesday, October 29, 2013

DEADLINE CHANGED: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27: CHASS Scholarship and Research Award (SRA) Fiscal Year 2013-2014

The Office for Research and Engagement is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the CHASS Scholarship and Research Award for 2013-14.

Update: 11/20/2013 -- We are extended the deadline to November 27, 2013--the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. 

The call for proposals and links to the cover sheet and the short vita form are at http://www.chass.ncsu.edu/research/resources/funding/scholarly.php

Please note that the SRA program has changed to promote greater collaboration leading to funded research. There are now two types of proposals that may be submitted.

In Type 1 proposals, the College will fund up to three research groups, each of which will form a research interest group, collaborative team, or other structure, to begin the process of developing a substantive and sustainable research program that will become an ongoing area of strength in CHASS. The primary product funded by the SRA Type 1 award will be an application to an external funding organization, such as a foundation or government agency. We anticipate funding each group for approximately $6,000, but please do not treat this as a hard limit—we will consider proposals that are slightly larger than this target amount.

The "traditional" SRA proposals are now called Type 2 proposals. Under this program, individual CHASS faculty may apply for an SRA that provides support for expenses related to research, scholarship, and scholarship on teaching and learning. We do prefer to fund projects that will yield external funding, such as grants and fellowships. 

Please share this with your colleagues across CHASS, and direct any questions to me at tabirkla@ncsu.edu. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

November 5, Hunt Library--John Wall's Virtual Paul's Cross Project. Please join us!

I am very pleased to share with you this note from John Wall (English) on the eagerly anticipated installation of his Virtual Paul's Cross Project in Hunt Library. This interdisciplinary project provides participants with the opportunity to experience a lecture by John Donne in a recreation of the outdoor space at the pre-London Fire St. Paul's Cathedral. It's a truly remarkable project, and I urge you to join John and his colleagues on November 5. 

Folks, plans are set for opening the Installation of my Virtual Paul's Cross Project in the Hunt Library on November 5th, 2013

There will be two events, a formal opening at 10 am and a symposium at 2:00 pm, all in the Teaching and Visualization Lab of Hunt Library.

Please spread the word. I would be especially grateful for help getting an audience to the Symposium. We have guest speakers and it would be good to have students and colleagues in attendance.
Speakers include John Schofield, archaeologist and architectural historian at St Paul's Cathedral in London, also our own Tom Barrie (CoD), our colleague Anne MacNeil (UNC), and Carol Symes (History, Theatre, and Medieval Studies, University of Illinois) and Heather Minor (History of Architecture, University of Illinois). 

Additional information is available here: http://vpcp.chass.ncsu.edu/installation-hunt-library/

Please help me spread the word! Hope to see you there. We will show off the installation and have much talk about DH.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pilot Projects: NCSU Center for Human Health and the Environment

Colleagues, this is an announcement about a pilot research project from NC State's CHHE.  For more information, contact Jane Hoppins at the address in the signature. Some of you may be interested in the human dimensions of this research; I can particularly see social scientists contributing to computational approaches. These often fail if assumptions about human behavior are wrong. I imagine that this pilot would be an interdisciplinary project, and I encourage you to partner with colleagues across campus. 

Dear Colleagues,

The NC State University Center for Human Heath and the Environment (CHHE) is pleased to announce its request for pilot project proposals for 2013.Applications will be due on November 15, 2013.  Please make your research faculty aware of this opportunity.  We are hoping for proposals from across the NCSU campus.

 The CHHE aims to enhance and integrate basic and translational research from molecules to cells to animal models to human populations using cutting-edge technologies and computational approaches to understand the impacts of environmental exposures/factors on human health. Individual awards will range upwards to $25,000 for one year. The CHHE expects to fund four to five proposals. To learn more go to chhe.research.ncsu.edu.  

This Pilot Project Program has been made possible by the contribution of funds from the Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation & Economic Development and the Provost.

Jane Hoppin, ScD
Deputy Director, Center for Human Health and the Environment
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
CB 7633 
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

919-515-2918 (office)