Tuesday, February 25, 2014

NCSU Libraries: Collections and Journals Review 2014

Colleagues, I share this information because of the importance of our libraries in our scholarship. The libraries are engaging in their annual review of journals to decide which subscriptions to maintain and which to let lapse. As you know, journals are becoming more expensive, so it's particularly important that the libraries hear from the faculty to make journal acquisition decisions.

To provide your feedback on journals, please visit this site and read and follow the instructions: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/collectionsreview2014

Please take a few moments to share your expertise. Thanks!


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Panel Discussion on Big Data in the Social Sciences

Steve McDonald from the Sociology and Anthropology Department writes:

The Sociology & Anthropology department is sponsoring a panel discussion on Big Data in the Social Sciences on March 6 from 3:30-5p (see the flyer flyer for details). We are bringing in two prominent scholars (Ryan Light from U of Oregon & Chris Bail from UNC) who are leaders in this field in sociology, plus A. J. Faas, a postdoc in the Public Administration department who is an anthropologist by training who also conducts fascinating research using Big Data techniques. Given the recent initiatives at the university level focusing on big data analytics, we felt like this would be a great opportunity to showcase the contributions made by social scientists to the big data phenomenon.  
We are also holding a reception afterward in Caldwell Lounge from 5-6p. 

I would encourage you to attend and to spread the word about this event. Thanks!

Another NIJ Funding Opportunity: Support for Projects Using Existing Data

National Institute of Justice: Research, Development, Evaluation
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) have entered into a partnership that seeks proposals under the Data Resources Program (DRP) for original research using existing data available from the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) and other public sources. Deadline: 5/5, but get started today!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Another Announcement from the National Institute of Justice--Funding Opportunity

Another funding opportunity from the National Institute of Justice

National Institute of Justice: Research, Development, Evaluation
NIJ is seeking proposals for social and behavioral science research on, and evaluations related to, justice systems topics that bear directly and substantially upon state-, local-, tribal- or federal criminal and juvenile justice policy and practice. The deadline for applications is April 28, so get started on your application today!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: 2014-2015 Faculty Research and Professional Development Program

We are pleased to announce the release of the proposal guidelines for the 2014-15 Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund (FRPD).  Do not hesitate to contact Missy Seate if you have any questions about this award.  http://research.ncsu.edu/rdo/funding/internal-funding/frpd/

PINS Proposal must be routed to the CHASS Research Office by April 11, 2014.  

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Courts Research: Dear Colleague Letter from the National Institute of Justice

I received this Dear Colleague Letter highlighting the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ's) funding programs for research on criminal courts. As always, please let me and the CHASS research office know if you have questions or plan to apply, Please note that, while NIJ lists specific research topics, these are not the only topics or fields in which NIJ has an interest.  

Dear Colleague:
This letter alerts all social and behavioral science researchers about the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) interest in receiving proposals related to criminal courts that can strengthen our knowledge base and enhance criminal justice practices. NIJ has been building its criminal court research portfolio for many years and will continue to do so in its pursuit of improving the administration of justice in this country.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

NCSU Research Innovation Seed Grants

The Spring 2014 RFP has been posted at go.ncsu.edu/risf. The deadline for submitting proposals is 5:00 P.M., March 7, 2014.

The RISF program is designed to assist NC State researchers in developing innovative interdisciplinary programs that have strong potential for significant future support from government agencies, corporations, industrial consortia or foundations. Encouraged are projects that align with NC State’s strategic research areas of health and well-being, energy and environment, safety and security, or advanced materials and advanced manufacturing. Proposals should be of high risk/high gain and describe how the project will result in new areas of research for NC State.