Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Institute for Emerging Issues: Emerging Leaders Fellow

The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at NC State University is seeking a recent graduate to work as an Emerging Leaders Fellow. The Emerging Leaders Fellow program is an unparalleled opportunity for young leaders to learn about public policy and economic development and work with stakeholders across the state to make a difference in North Carolina communities. IEI is looking for applicants who are still in the beginning stages of their professional life with great potential for leadership and who would benefit from receiving a broad range of experiences and guidance from staff at IEI. We offer competitive salary and benefits.

Applicants must apply by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016. For more information about the position and how to apply, please visit our website.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ford Foundation: Fairness By Design: How Can Big Data Advance Opportunity for All?

Ford Foundation

Fairness by Design

How Can Big Data Advance Opportunity for All?
Monday, May 23, 2016
9:00 am - 2:30 pm (ET)

Today, it’s easier than ever to make predictions and decisions by analyzing an unprecedented wealth of data. While corporate use of “algorithmic decision-making tools” is widespread, government agencies at all levels are also using these techniques to guide decisions, increase efficiency, inform policy, and shape service delivery. Yet with these advances come risks: Without careful design, application, and oversight, these tools could be used to harm vulnerable populations and reinforce existing inequities.

Please join us for a live webcast about how to ensure these technologies are applied in ways that serve all Americans. Speakers will include Domestic Policy Council Director Cecilia Muñoz, US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, US Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil, and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker.
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NEH’s Humanities in the Public Square grant program

We received this notification from the National Humanities Alliance, of which we are a member.

Please join us for a conversation on NEH’s Humanities in the Public Square grant program with Jeff Hardwick, Assistant Director of the Division of Public Programs at NEH. The Humanities in the Public Square program funds projects that draw on humanities scholarship to deepen public understanding of today’s most challenging issues and pressing concerns. The first awards were announced in December 2015, and awardees included colleges, universities, associations, and state humanities councils. A new call for proposals will be issued in the coming months.

Monday, May 16, 2016

May Research Development and Grant Writing News

The May 2016  issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News has been posted to: go.ncsu.edu/research-news. 

The Research Development Office maintains an institutional-level subscription allowing us to distribute freely within NC State University. Current and past issues can be accessed online with a valid unity ID. This is a very valuable resource to any scholar with an interest in external funding for research, and I high recommend it to all faculty. 

Friday, May 6, 2016

NIH Funding Opportunity: Minority Health and Health Disparities

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings.  
Agency due date: 8/9/16

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Data Science Short Courses--College Funding Available

Dear Colleagues,

As part of the Data Science Initiative at NC State, the Data Science Short Course Series is a set of short, intensive courses on Data Science, including an introduction to the subject, machine learning, the R software package, text mining, and others. My office will fund up to about ten faculty [update: and some PhD students] to take these courses.

Monday, May 2, 2016

New process for NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program

Colleagues, I received this from the University Research Office. While our college does not use major equipment in the same way as our colleagues in the sciences or engineering, there are some disciplines that do use such equipment, so please make a note of this, Please contact the research office if you have any questions.