Monday, March 31, 2014

Proposal Development Workshop Series session on National Science Foundation (This Friday!)

There is still time to register for the panel discussion "Winning Grants at NSF," which will be held this Friday, April 4th, from 9:00-11:00 AM in Room 2431 at the College of Textiles. The workshop will feature a panel of successful faculty sharing best practices on winning grants from NSF. The session is co-presented by the Research Development Office and the Office of Faculty Development. To register, please visit

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Two weeks left to apply for the Presidential Innovation Fellowship!

Colleagues, I apologize for the very short deadline on this--I just today received information about this very exciting opportunity.


Two weeks left to apply for the Presidential Innovation Fellowship!

There are just two weeks left to apply to be a Presidential Innovation Fellow! The PIF program pairs talented, diverse individuals with top civil servants in federal government to tackle many of our nation’s biggest challenges. A six-month or one-year tour of duty as a PIF is an amazing way to create a profound and lasting social impact.
Applicants have the opportunity to apply for 14 exciting projects, in three major areas: modernizing the veterans’ experience, data innovation, and crowdsourcing. If you’ve ever thought about serving your country, or know someone who you think would be a great fit, apply to be a Presidential Innovation Fellow today! We are accepting applications through April 7.
Yours truly,
Todd Park
U.S. Chief Technology Officer
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Friday, March 21, 2014

Dear Colleague Letter - Youth Violence: Opportunity for Breakthroughs in Fundamental Basic Research

Please note that this is not a new funding opportunity, but, rather, is an announcement of NSF's interest in soliciting research that addresses this important issue. 

NSF 14-049
Dear Colleague Letter - Youth Violence: Opportunity for Breakthroughs in Fundamental Basic Research
National Science Foundation
Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)
March 12, 2014
Dear Colleague:
This letter is to alert all basic social and behavioral science research communities of the National Science Foundation's interest in receipt of proposals that will enable a better understanding of the contributing factors, causes, and consequences of violence perpetrated by and against youth. This will advance the Foundation's goal to provide scientific evidence in support of important social issues. The interest spans both disciplinary and interdisciplinary research.
Background: Although the incidence of youth violence is at a historic low, the continuing loss of life is tragic and the long term consequences of youth violence are of ongoing public concern. In 2013, the National Science Foundation sponsored a workshop on "Youth Violence: What We Need to Know." This two-day workshop brought together researchers from sociology, anthropology, psychology, communications, computer science, information systems, and public policy. The resulting reportsummarized much of the existing scientific evidence regarding the precursors and causes of violence perpetrated by children and adolescents. It underscored the need for additional study to enhance our understanding of the dynamics of, contributors to, and impact of violent ideology and violent acts.
NSF's mission includes support for basic research, in this case research with the goal of elucidating the causes, correlates, and consequences of youth violence. For this reason, projects focused on developing or evaluating specific interventions would lie outside NSF's purview.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

UGPN Research Collaboration Fund Call for Proposals 2014

The Office of International Affairs at NC State on behalf of the University Global Partnership Network (UGPN), is pleased to announce the 3rd Round of the UGPN Research Collaboration Fund is now open. This Fund provides travel support for high-quality research collaboration between researchers at the UGPN partner institutions (North Carolina State University, University of São Paulo, University of Surrey). The intention is that these awards go beyond pump-priming to support substantive engagement that leads to high quality outputs, such as joint papers or joint research bids. Proposals should be jointly submitted by faculty from at least two of the UGPN partner institutions. 

The deadline for proposal submission is Friday May 2, 2014 at 5:00 PM

View the announcement and download the full Call For Proposals on the OIA website.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

4th Annual Global Engagement Exposition--Please Share!

This is an important event for international engagement--please share!


OIA Event Invitation

4th Annual Global Engagement Exposition

Come see how NC State is fulfilling its promise to be "locally responsive, globally engaged" at the 4th Annual Global Engagement Expo!  The expo will feature achievements in international research, teaching/scholarship, extension, engagement and economic development at North Carolina State University.

Faculty, staff and students engaged in international research, teaching, extension and/or engagement are invited to showcase their global projects via poster presentations.

The expo also features an awards ceremony for the 2014 Jackson Rigney International Service Award and the Outstanding Global Engagement Award.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

11:30am - 1:30pm

The University Club

4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27606
Lunch will be provided.  Registration is free.  RSVP required.
RSVP or Submit a Poster Presentation Proposal by Friday, April 4th at 5:00pm

RSVP for the 2014 Global Engagement Exposition

Submit a Poster Presentation Proposal


Information Session on Department of Defense Research Funding

Randy Avent sent me a reminder that there will be a panel discussion on how to find funding from the Defense Department. This panel will be held on Centennial Campus, College of Textiles, room 2431 at 9:00 am on Friday, March 21. Please share this information with your colleagues! This follows an earlier, and very well received, panel on seeking funding from the National Institutes of Health. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

New Release - U.S. Census Bureau International Population Data and Maps

From my colleague Joshua Comenetz at the Census Bureau--fascinating data!

The Census Bureau has added to and updated the online collection of subnational population data linked to maps (shapefiles) that are available at the Spatial Data Repository.  The Repository contains a variety of data and maps primarily for countries that receive assistance via the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

To access the maps, start at the web page above and:

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Funding Opportunity: FRPD RFP and Guidelines Announced

Funding Opportunity: FRPD RFP and Guidelines Announced 

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.

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