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Invitation for Collaborative Research

November 14, 2017 12:14 pm

U-Turn: Translational Research Network | Iowa State University

U-TuRN is a transdisciplinary, translational research network whose vision is to build sustainable community systems the enable healthy lifestyles by empowering communities to take action informed by science. Complex problems require complex solutions. U-TuRN believes that we can most effectively and creatively change the way that community health problems are examined, studied, and addressed by facilitating linkages between universities, researchers, and community stakeholders.

VentureWell Faculty Grants

October 24, 2017 4:56 pm

faculty grants – VentureWell

We provide grants of up to $30,000 to help fund and support faculty with innovative ideas to create new or transform existing courses and programs to help students develop novel, STEM-based inventions and gain the necessary entrepreneurial skills needed to bring these ideas to market.

CEAH Symposium, Coding Design: Designing Code

October 18, 2017 11:56 am

Coding Design / Designing Code

Coding, long an activity relegated to the software engineer, has become a ubiquitous creative and transformative force in the 21st Century. CODING DESIGN/DESIGNING CODE brings together rising stars, experienced researchers, scientists and designers from a spectrum of disciplines to answer two fundamental questions: 1) WHAT: Designing Code.

NSF Accepting Proposals Related to Hurricane Irma

September 20, 2017 9:26 am

Dear Colleague Letter: NSF Accepting Proposals Related to Hurricane Irma (nsf17135) | NSF – National Science Foundation

With the second major hurricane – Hurricane Irma – to strike the United States, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and its staff remain strongly committed to supporting the people and institutions affected by these storms. Now that the consequences of these disasters are upon us, new science and engineering questions are being raised.

NSF RFP: Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes)

September 14, 2017 12:18 pm

Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes) (nsf17546) | NSF – National Science Foundation

In FY 2016, the Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes) solicitation began extending the BD Hubs network by establishing multi-institutional and multi-sector collaborations to focus on topics of specific interest to a given region. The first set of BD Spokes was funded in FY 2016.

Accepting applications for NSF I-Corps

September 13, 2017 1:37 pm

Dear Colleagues:

Please share this information with your faculty, DOGES, graduate students, post-docs and scientific staff.

As you may be aware from recent announcements (http://www.vpresearch.iastate.edu/index.cfm/47530/43671/iowa_state_named_nsf_innovation_corps_site) ISU is an NSF I-Corps site. This program funds the establishment of innovation sites to prepare scientists and engineers, graduate students and post-docs to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory and facilitate a transitioning of ideas from basic-research projects to impactful societal benefits.

 

We are ready to launch ISU’s I-Corps program and are now accepting applications for the first cohort of I-Corps teams. The online application can be accessed at http://www.vpresearch.iastate.edu/documents/filelibrary/ISU_ICorps_Application_DB2C740C2A6FF.pdf. Background information and a copy of the presentation made at the informational meetings can also be accessed at http://www.vpresearch.iastate.edu/documents/filelibrary/ICorps_Site_Presentation_91117_EF7D1CAA0F953.pdf.

 

If you have questions please don’t hesitate to contact any of us: Guru Rao (gururao@iastate.edu); Kristine Johansen (kajohans@iastate.edu); Bill Adamowski (ski@iastate.edu).

 

Guru Rao

Associate Vice President for Research

Professor, Roy J. Carver Dept. of BBMB

Iowa State University

2810 Beardshear Hall

515 Morrill Road

Ames, Iowa 50011-2103

Phone: 515-294-9096

Fax: 515-294-6100

Iowa Arts Council Grants

September 12, 2017 4:15 pm

Arts Grants

Each year, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs invests grant funding into projects, organizations and communities that enhance quality of life in Iowa through arts, history and culture. Review the funding policies and glossary, and explore the opportunities below.

EDRA49 CFP Now Open!

September 12, 2017 4:11 pm

EDRA49 Call for Proposals – Environmental Design Research Association

EDRA49 invites researchers and practitioners to share their knowledge of and best practices for promoting greater social equity in our world today and in the future. We welcome submissions in all environmental design research and practice areas. As you plan your submission, please consider the following tracks, which represent critical areas of focus among many EDRA members.

Call for Book Proposals

September 12, 2017 3:52 pm

Call for Book Proposals

The Arts in Society Research Network is seeking new book proposals for academic works. We welcome submissions from across national origins, experience levels, and disciplinary perspectives. Our publishing process is not driven by potential sales but by the quality of the work. Books on niche topics or specialized subject matters are welcome.

Human Research Training Series

September 12, 2017 3:39 pm

The Office for Responsible Research is offering this year a four-part series on the ins and outs of research with human subjects, which will be beneficial to any graduate student who may include work with human subjects in their theses/dissertations. Students may attend one or all of the series. The first installment, “Does This Project Need IRB Oversight?” is to be held this Thursday, September 14 at 10:30 am in the Memorial Union Gold Room. We still have quite a few slots available for this session so I wanted to send you a direct email and ask that you forward it to graduate students in your areas. The ISU Events Calendar has more details about the session as well as a registration link. Thanks for your help!

 

Amy Harris-Tehan

Researcher Development Coordinator

Office of the Vice President for Research

Iowa State University

2810 Beardshear Hall

(515)294-7540

VentureWell 22nd Annual Conference

September 12, 2017 3:37 pm

OPEN 2018 Call for Proposals – VentureWell 22nd annual conference

Lead the conversation around innovation & entrepreneurship by preparing a session for OPEN 2018. Our sessions are highly interactive and full of relevant content and practical tools that participants can apply in their own work. We invite you to help shape the future of science and technology innovation and entrepreneurship next March by proposing a session today.

 

Midwest Big Data Hub September Newsletter

September 12, 2017 3:35 pm

Midwest Big Data Hub September Newsletter

The Midwest Big Data Hub is looking for guest writers for the soon-to-be released MBDH blog. We are looking for writers to discuss their big-data-related projects, research, and achievements that are of interest to the Midwest. Blog posts will be hosted on the MBDH website and distributed to the MBDH community.

Science Communication Fellowship

August 24, 2017 12:40 pm

Good Afternoon,

Reiman Gardens is seeking graduate students, faculty, and other professionals in science-related fields to participate in our 2018 Science Communication Fellowship to help scientists share their research with the public.

 

Who Can Apply?

  • Scientists, engineers, graduate students, faculty, researchers, and any other science-based professionals interested in developing science communication skills

What are the Requirements?

  1. Participate in the Science Communication Course at Reiman Gardens:

Attend ALL (3) Professional Development Workshops:

  • Thursday, January 18, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, February 15, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • AND Thursday, March 8, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  1. ALL fellows are required to appear at a public showcase event at Reiman Gardens:

Wednesday, April 18, 2017, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

  1. ALL fellows are required to appear at (2) other public events within one year.

Examples: Spirits in the Gardens, Meet-A-Scientist, Day of Insects, Butterfly Blizzard, etc.

What are the Benefits?

Free Professional Development

  • Learn from Informal Science Educators how to effectively communicate your work to diverse audiences.
  • Enhance your science communication skills in a dynamic, engaging, and participatory workshop setting.
  • Work individually to explore a science concept and develop a hands-on activity related to your current work.
  • Free attendance to pre-symposium workshops for Reiman Gardens’ annual Day of Insects in March.

Free Programs for the Public

  • Present your hands-on activity to general public audiences through various programs at Reiman Gardens.
  • Take your activity “on the road” to schools, conferences, and other educational or professional settings.
  • Demonstrate the broader impacts of your work through multigenerational STEM education and outreach.
  • Receive professional documentation suitable for sharing with supervisors and for grant reporting.

How to Apply
Complete an application today and submit to Sara Merritt, Education Manager, at smerritt@iastate.edu. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, November 30, 2017.

We hope you will forward this to others who may be interested as well, and feel free to direct any questions to me by phone or email.

Sara Merritt
Education Manager

Portal to the Public Program Coordinator
REIMAN GARDENS
1407 University Blvd. | Ames, IA 50011

515-294-1318
Register for classes & events!

Data Carpentry Workshop

August 24, 2017 12:37 pm

Digital Agriculture: Data Carpentry Workshop
Sept. 12-13, 2017

Hosted by Iowa State University

Registration: https://register.extension.iastate.edu/datacarpentry

Data Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

Participants from any discipline are welcome to attend. Participants do not need any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop but will need to pre-load the required software onto their laptop computer prior to the workshop.

We are pleased to have Dr. Mark Laufersweiler, Research Data Specialist – University of Oklahoma Libraries, as the lead instructor for the workshop.

Date: Sept. 12-13, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Light Breakfast (both days)
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Workshop (both days)
Location: Heady Hall – Room 368A, Iowa State University campus
Cost: A nominal fee of $25 per participant will be charged for the workshop. The fee will cover the costs of a light breakfast, lunch, and two breaks, which will be provided on both days of the workshop.

Because the workshop will be limited to 40 participants, we encourage anyone interested in attending to register as soon as possible to reserve their space.

This workshop is being hosted as part of the Midwest Digital Agriculture Community of the Midwest Big Data Hub and the Digital Agriculture: Unmanned Aerial Systems, Plant Sciences and Education (UASPSE) Spoke project, which are all funded by competitive grants from the National Science Foundation.

E-News for Researchers, Aug. 15, 2017

August 21, 2017 8:59 am

E-News for Researchers, Aug. 15, 2017

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) welcomes new and returning ISU faculty to campus for the fall semester! For those of you who are new to Iowa State, we hope to see you at New Faculty Orientation tomorrow. VPR Sarah Nusser will provide a brief overview of research advancement support available to faculty throughout their careers.

Faces of Iowa State Exhibit Opening Reception to be held Aug. 21 at Brunnier Museum from 4:30-6 p.m.

August 21, 2017 8:51 am

We hope you are able to attend today’s reception at the Brunnier Museum, 295 Scheman Building. Please encourage your students also to attend; they would be welcome.

 

Faces of Iowa State Exhibit Opening Reception to be held Aug. 21 at Brunnier Museum from 4:30-6 p.m.
The Faces of Iowa State portrait exhibition will open at the Brunnier Art Museum on Aug. 21. Faculty and staff are invited to a welcome reception at 4:30 to 6 p.m. Iowa artist Rose Frantzen painted 19 portraits at the Iowa State Fair last August and 13 more portraits in March during a nine-day residency on campus. The portraits make up the Faces of Iowa State exhibition. Portraits sponsored by CALS are: Grace Obata Amemiya, Marcia Borel, Joe Lyon, Paxton Williams and JaneAnn Stout. The Vice President for Research also sponsored a portrait of Stephanie Hansen in animal science.

https://www.museums.iastate.edu/calendar/welcome-reception-at-the-brunnier/

a2ru Research Newsletter: 1st Edition

August 21, 2017 8:49 am

a2ru Research Newsletter: 1st Edition

This capture of the workshop aims to help foster and support next steps for current and future research needs.

1st Edition: a2ru Research Newsletters

This is the first issue of a2ru’s research newsletter. Keep an eye toward this space for insights and outcomes from a2ru’s work with Alliance partners, analysis, stories, tools, and platforms for advancing the role of the arts and design in research universities. Occasional. Unsubscribe at any time. 

Welcome Back to Fall 2017!

August 21, 2017 8:37 am

A message from College of Design Dean Luis Rico-Gutierrez:

 

As dean of the College of Design, I want to extend a warm welcome as you begin the fall semester. You are an important part of the community and play a critical role in helping shape the culture of the college. I hope you’re willing and eager to embrace the personal and professional growth and learning that await you this year.

I believe in the power of art, design and planning to make a positive impact in our classrooms, studios and communities. In light of recent local and national events, I want to reassure you that the college is actively committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members — and hatred, bigotry, racism and intolerance will not be accepted. We are a community that embraces difference and thrives on the rich tapestry of diverse identities. Diversity is a critical component of all creative processes, and in a college where creativity is essential, diversity is central to our core mission and values: http://www.design.iastate.edu/college/mission-values-vision

Though there has been much progress, there is still much work to do. As innovative thinkers, we have an obligation to challenge the status quo, create new narratives and evoke positive change. As we work together our aim is to ensure a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone can reach their full potential. It is each person’s responsibility to uphold these goals. I look forward to working with each of you in advancing our community.

 

Sincerely,

Luis.

 

Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Dean
College of Design
Iowa State University

Iowa Arts Council: Grants, Calls, and Other Opportunities

June 21, 2017 11:31 am

Arts

The Iowa Arts Council empowers Iowa to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities by cultivating creativity, learning and participation in the arts. Established in 1967, the Iowa Arts Council serves as Iowa’s state arts agency and works in collaboration with its federal agency partner, the National Endowment for the Arts, and regional arts partner, Arts Midwest, to build the capacity of Iowa’s arts ecosystem.

E-News for Researchers, June 20, 2017

June 21, 2017 11:25 am

E-News for Researchers, June 20, 2017

NSF website, FastLane, research.gov outage coming soon As the NSF moves its Data Center IT servers to prepare for a staff relocation, be aware that the NSF website, FastLane, and research.gov will be unavailable from 7 p.m. Friday, June 30 until 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 4.

6/5/17 Monday Motivator

June 21, 2017 11:23 am

Writing Rocks

During the summer months, I receive lots of questions about when to write, how to organize an unstructured day, and how to maneuver around your resistance — now that you understand it better! — on a daily basis. These are great questions!

E-News for Researchers, June 6, 2017

June 19, 2017 9:03 am

E-News for Researchers, June 6, 2017

Register early for Big Data Summer School Early registration for the July 10-14 Midwest Big Data Summer School for Early Career Researchers ends Friday, June 9. This summer school is a one-week, intensive curriculum aimed at early career researchers to get them started in data-driven research. Registration continues through July 7.

5/16/17 E-News for Researchers

May 23, 2017 8:57 am

E-News for Researchers, May 16, 2017

Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities announces research, symposium, planning grant recipients Twelve researchers in the arts and humanities at Iowa State University were awarded research grants, three were awarded planning grants, and one was awarded a symposium grant by the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities (CEAH).

5/15/17 Monday Motivator

May 23, 2017 8:55 am

“Shut Up & Write”

Last week, I received lots of mail about ending post-summer regret. Many of you were able to make a strategic plan for the summer without difficulty, but it was the development of a support system that left you confused. All the queries seemed to all boil down to three questions: 1) What types of writing groups exist?

Iowa Arts Council News, 5/18/17

May 23, 2017 8:52 am

Arts

The Iowa Arts Council empowers Iowa to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities by cultivating creativity, learning and participation in the arts. Established in 1967, the Iowa Arts Council serves as Iowa’s state arts agency and works in collaboration with its federal agency partner, the National Endowment for the Arts, and regional arts partner, Arts Midwest, to build the capacity of Iowa’s arts ecosystem.

VentureWell Faculty Grants Due 5/24/17

May 23, 2017 8:48 am

Faculty Grants – VentureWell

VentureWell is excited to announce new faculty grant opportunities for Spring 2017. We are seeking proposals for two new focus areas that will support the emerging generation of inventors and innovators and the i&e ecosystems critical to their success.

A2RU Reports Increase for NEH/NEA/CPB/IMLS

May 3, 2017 2:37 pm

Dear Colleagues,

As you probably know by now, the NEA, NEH, CPB, and IMLS budgets look like they will be retained, and in most instances slightly increased for the rest of the fiscal year. This is fantastic on all fronts and I can’t help but feel that a2ru played a small part, as did each citizen who made calls and wrote letters. Truly a bipartisan victory. Below is a nice chart outlining the omnibus proposal budget numbers for many agencies of interest for FY17.

Thanks to all!

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities

 

Key Federally Funded Arts & FY 2016                     FY 2017
Culture Agencies/Programs Enacted                     Omnibus
Appropriations         Proposal
(in millions)               (in millions)




National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) $148                            $150
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) $148                            $150
Assistance for Arts Education through U.S. Department of Education $27                              $27
New ESSA Well-Rounded Education grants —                                $400
Corp. for Public Broadcasting (forward funded) $445                            $445
Institute of Museum and Library Services $230                            $231
Smithsonian Institution $840                            $863
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum $54                               $57
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts $36                               $36
U.S. Commission of Fine Arts $2.65                            $2.8
National Capital Arts & Cultural Affairs $2                                 $2
National Gallery of Art $148                            $155.5

 

 

E-News for Researchers, May 2, 2017

May 3, 2017 9:41 am

E-News for Researchers, May 2, 2017

Collaboration is a key component to research success. The Grants Hub is available to departmental staff during any phase of a grant proposal’s preparation to ensure a smooth submission. This can include answering proposal questions, coordinating subcontractors, assisting in budget preparation, and preparing application packages (Cayuse, Fastlane, etc.).

VentureWell Faculty Grants

May 1, 2017 10:03 am

Faculty Grants – VentureWell

VentureWell is excited to announce new faculty grant opportunities for Spring 2017. We are seeking proposals for two new focus areas that will support the emerging generation of inventors and innovators and the i&e ecosystems critical to their success.

Weekly ISU Limited Submissions

April 21, 2017 2:25 pm

Smartsheet

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NSF: Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Shaping the Future

April 17, 2017 12:03 pm

What is Convergence? | NSF – National Science Foundation

NSF (National Science Foundation) and DOC (Department of Commerce). 2002. Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Information Technology and Cognitive Science. Edited by M.C. Roco and W.S. Bainbridge, National Science Foundation. Publ. by: Kluwer Acad. Publ., currently Springer, Dordrecht, 2003. (available on: www.wtec.org/ConvergingTechnologies//1/NBIC_report.pdf)

Iowa State Administrative Searches

April 17, 2017 9:46 am

Colleagues:

As you may know, Dave Holger, who serves as both Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Dean of the Graduate College, will be retiring effective June 30, 2017. Dave has served Iowa State for more than 40 years in a wide variety of capacities, including department chair, associate dean, and Faculty Senate president, and I will personally miss his counsel and passion for excellence at Iowa State.

We will proceed immediately to search internally for the associate provost and graduate dean positions. Descriptions of each position are attached to this message.

The associate provost search will be led by Beth McNeil, dean of Library Services. Sarah Rajala, dean of the College of Engineering, will lead the search for the Graduate College dean. Members of the search committees will be posted in the coming days on the SVPP website. I encourage you to nominate candidates for these positions; nominations may be sent to the respective search committee chair (mcneil@iastate.edu or rajala@iastate.edu), or to me (wickert@iastate.edu).

Jonathan Wickert

Iowa Arts Council Grants

April 17, 2017 9:14 am

Arts Grants

Each year, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs invests grant funding into projects, organizations and communities that enhance quality of life in Iowa through arts, history and culture. Review the funding policies and glossary, and explore the opportunities below.

VentureWell Faculty Grants

April 17, 2017 9:10 am

Faculty Grants – VentureWell

VentureWell is excited to announce new faculty grant opportunities for Spring 2017. We are seeking proposals for two new focus areas that will support the emerging generation of inventors and innovators and the i&e ecosystems critical to their success.

Intellectual property protection workshop April 11

April 10, 2017 2:39 pm

Intellectual property protection workshop is April 11

4/3/17 Monday Motivator

April 10, 2017 9:15 am

Pick Your Battles

There is a whole lot of anger in the air lately! My inbox has been overflowing with messages from angry new faculty who are sick of departmental drama, tired of student hostility, and who are so filled with anger that they can’t focus on their research and writing.

Iowa Arts Council Grant Programs

March 29, 2017 8:47 am

Arts grants strengthen communities

In Van Buren County, a group from the Villages Folk School recruited help from the University of Iowa to honor the area’s farming heritage. They designed and installed a sculpture at the county fairgrounds that tells the stories of several area farmers. These are just a few examples of the projects the Iowa Arts Council supports.

Opportunities for the ISU Big Data Community

March 29, 2017 8:42 am

The Knight Foundation Prototype Fund

The Knight Foundation’s Prototype Fund is seeking early-stage ideas to improve the flow of accurate information.  Deadline for this call is April 3 at 4pm CT.  (Awarding up to $1M at average $50k, and an included 2-day training).

https://www.knightfoundation.org/articles/knight-prototype-fund-seeks-early-stage-ideas-to-improve-the-flow-of-accurate-information

The South Big Data Hub Data Science Roundtable:  Data Science Challenges for Cancer Immunotherapy (Webcast Available)

The South Big Data Hub is hosting a Data Science roundtable on April 13th 11:00am-12:15pm CT on ‘Data Science Challenges for Cancer Immunotherapy.”  More info: https://southbdhub.wordpress.com/programs/virtual-roundtables/.

(From NSF) The 1st US-Japan Workshop on Collaborative Global Research on Applying Information Technology

June 5-6, 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA (co-located with IEEE ICDCS’17)

Dear Researchers,

You are cordially invited to submit papers or whitepapers for consideration to participate in the US-Japan Workshop on Collaborative Global Research on Applying Information Technology. This workshop will bring together researchers from around the world to discuss experiences, challenges, and opportunities in transnational and international collaborative research on information technology (IT) and IT-supported applications, with focus on active collaborations between the United States (U.S.) and Japan. The workshop will provide opportunities for participants to interact directly and promote collaborative research activities. The collaboration is expected to achieve scientific knowledge that would be difficult to obtain individually.

Workshop attendance will be by invitation only, following response to this call as outlined in the Call for Papers [http://icdcs2017.gatech.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/CFP_US_JP_Workshop.pdf]. Prospective attendees are expected to be investigators on funded research projects, and should submit papers or whitepaper for consideration by the program committee. Workshop organizers are requesting funding from NSF and JST to support partially the travel costs and registration fees of invited attendees from the U.S. and Japan. Principal Investigators of projects in relevant NSF and JST programs are strongly encouraged to apply. Additionally, early career researchers and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Topics of interest for collaboration include, but are not limited to: Big Data Fundamental Technologies and Applications; Smart and Connected Communities (SCC); Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT); Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. For submission details, please refer to the CFP [http://icdcs2017.gatech.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/CFP_US_JP_Workshop.pdf]. We apologize for the short deadlines, but hope that you will consider participating.

  • March 25, 2017 (Early Submission Deadline for refereed papers).
  • April 28, 2017 (Final Submission Deadline for whitepapers only).

Funding support in the form of travel expenses and partial workshop registration for invited participants may be available, contingent on the availability of funding from NSF and JST.

 

E-News for Researchers, March 21, 2017

March 24, 2017 1:31 pm

E-News for Researchers, March 21, 2017

Training & Development Training for Federal Statistical Research Data Centers: Opportunities for Researchers to Use Restricted Access Data – 5 p.m., Gallery Room, Memorial Union Learn how to use restricted data at an upcoming workshop offered by the Office of the Vice President for Research. Restricted data are non-public data collected by the U.S.

Benson Lecture: Monday, March 27 @ 7pm

March 22, 2017 1:32 pm

Apps, Maps and Models: The Digital Revolution and History

NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes)

March 20, 2017 2:20 pm

Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes) (nsf17546) | NSF – National Science Foundation

In FY 2016, the Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications (BD Spokes) solicitation began extending the BD Hubs network by establishing multi-institutional and multi-sector collaborations to focus on topics of specific interest to a given region. The first set of BD Spokes was funded in FY 2016.

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR) – June 2017 Submission

March 20, 2017 2:11 pm

Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR) (nsf17544) | NSF – National Science Foundation

The SBIR program is congressionally mandated and intended to support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of federal research funds to build a strong national economy by: stimulating technological innovation in the private sector; strengthening the role of small business in meeting federal research and development needs; increasing the commercial application of federally supported research results; and fostering and encouraging participation by socially and economically disadvantaged and women-owned small businesses.

Faculty! Help your student inventors get up to $25K

March 20, 2017 2:09 pm

E-Teams – VentureWell

We fund and train student inventors and entrepreneurs who want to address important problems in the world through new technology-based ventures. Our E-Team Program provides funding, immersive workshops, and specialized coaching to student STEM innovators to help them move their inventions into the marketplace. What’s an E-Team?

INVISION is sponsoring the Health Healing and Wellness Studio

February 28, 2017 3:32 pm

INVISION Sponsors Interdisciplinary Design Studio at Iowa State University – INVISION planning | architecture | interiors

For the first time, INVISION is sponsoring the Health Healing and Wellness Studio at Iowa State University’s College of Design this semester, taught by Cameron Campbell and Jihyun Song. This studio focuses on training design students in the demands of healthcare design. Students engage in five projects, themed …

E-News for Researchers, February 21, 2017

February 22, 2017 9:47 am

E-News for Researchers, February 21, 2017

Training & Development Training for Researchers Using Human Subjects Wednesday, February 22, 11:30 a .m., 1030 Morrill Hall The Office for Responsible Research is launching a series of training programs for faculty, staff, and students who conduct research involving human subjects. The four-part series, with one seminar held each quarter, addresses different components of such research.

ISU Faculty Research Day: Tuesday, March 21

February 15, 2017 11:38 am

Shape the future of Iowa State’s interdisciplinary research in grand challenge areas at
ISU Faculty Research Day
Tuesday, March 21
1 – 5:30 p.m.
Great Hall of the Memorial Union

Register now!

Come to ISU Faculty Research Day to celebrate our outstanding research accomplishments, exchange ideas, discover connections, and help create the future of Iowa State’s interdisciplinary grand challenge research areas. We invite scholars from all disciplines to present a poster, deliver a talk, display an exhibit, and meet new colleagues, as you showcase your achievements and explore new opportunities that embody Iowa State’s far reaching research portfolio. Part of the program will focus on Iowa State’s grand challenge research themes and their connections to all disciplines at Iowa State.

  • Enabling healthy lives
  • Building sustainable human and natural ecosystems
  • Designing next-generation materials and manufacturing technologies
  • Creating data-driven science and information systems for societal challenges
  • Developing global citizens and our workforce

This event will feature Iowa State’s faculty research across disciplines, offer tables for networking discussions, and end with a hosted reception. Faculty from all Iowa State departments, colleges, centers, and institutes are encouraged to attend. Faculty are also invited to present their research, scholarship, or creative activity in timed lightning talks and/or poster sessions.

Register to attend, present a poster, or deliver a talk!

Program

1:00 p.m. – Welcome and Introductions, President Steven Leath

1:10 p.m. – Keynote Address, Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority

1:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Poster Session and Networking

1:30 p.m. – Lightning Talks, Session 1

2:30 p.m. – Poster Judging

3:00 p.m. – Lightning Talks, Session 2

4:15 p.m. – Closing Remarks, Jonathan Wickert, Senior Vice President and Provost, and Award Presentation, Sarah Nusser, Vice President for Research

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Networking Reception

IRB Basics: Does this project need IRB Oversight?

February 15, 2017 8:50 am

February 22, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, 1030 Morrill Hall

In this session, participants learn the process to determine whether IRB oversight is required. Additionally, information about the various levels of IRB review (Exempt, Expedited, Full Committee) is shared. This session is especially useful to graduate students who are just beginning their theses/creative components or dissertations, and faculty who are branching out into new areas of research. Those who are interested can register through Learn@ISU. https://training.ehs.iastate.edu/IowaSU/site/

Additionally, if interested students and faculty were unable to attend the first monthly seminar on navigating the IRB submission process, the next session is being held on March 9, 11 am – 12:30 pm in the Ensminger Room of Kildee Hall. Participants will learn tips on developing and submitting protocols to the IRB. A member of IRB staff will walk through key sections of the non-exempt IRB application and explain what the IRB looks for during the review process. Registration for this session is also available through Learn@ISU.

2017 SEGD Global Design Awards Deadline Extended to February 27.

February 15, 2017 8:32 am

SEGD

Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards So you’re a designer, fabricator, client or student from anywhere in the world and you’ve got an amazing project you or your team completed between 1/1/2014 and 12/31/2016, and you want to enter (and win!) an SEGD Global Design Award.

E-News for Researchers, February 7, 2017

February 10, 2017 2:06 pm

E-News for Researchers, February 7, 2017

Coding in Design Monday, Feb. 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Atrium, College of Design The College of Design invites researchers from all disciplines who are interested in design computation, design coding, and design parametrics to a discussion to find common ground among disciplines, generate research questions, explore methodologies, and discuss possible future collaborations.

Biotech Innovation Showcase

February 9, 2017 9:17 am

Registration – IBA- The official website of Iowa Biotechnology Association

Professional photographs, audio and video may be captured during the event. Attendees hereby grant IowaBio and its representatives permission to photograph and/or record them at the conference, and distribute (both now and in the future) the attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

DOCUMENTING YOUR RESEARCH IMPACT AND INCREASING VISIBILITY (for all faculty)

February 6, 2017 10:32 am

February 13, 2017; 3:00-4:30pm, Campanile Room, Memorial Union

This session, is designed to provide an overview of resources to document your scholarly impact and provide ideas for increasing visibility of your scholarly outcomes. It will cover: an introduction to impact metrics and sources (including journal impact factors and altmetrics); locating information on who is citing your work and creating reports in Web of Science and Scopus; and a discussion of methods for increasing scholarly visibility such as Google Scholar, ORCiD profiles, and the Digital Repository @ ISU. Co-sponsored by Office of Senior Vice President and Provost, the Office of Vice President for Research, and the ISU Library.

Presenters: Lorrie Pellack and Hope Craft – Library

Light refreshments will be provided.

To register for this session or other on-campus training or professional development events, please follow these steps.

  1. Go to the Learn@ISU page https://training.ehs.iastate.edu/IowaSU/site/
  2. Login using your ISU netID and password (top right)
  3. Select Course Catalogue from the menu (top left)
  4. Scroll to SVPP events
  5. Click List Events next to the event you would like to attend

Select Enroll in the pop-up window – the event will be added to your Menu

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

January 30, 2017 5:43 pm

Now that the spring semester is underway, we wanted to remind you that Iowa State University is an Institutional Member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD). The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers, and the Institutional Membership provides all grad students, post-docs, and faculty with access to NCFDD’s member resources. Please pass this information on to your colleges and departments.

 As an Institutional Member, you have access to the following resources at no cost to you:

 ·         Weekly Monday Motivator

·         Monthly Core Curriculum Webinars

·         Monthly Guest Expert Webinars

·         Video recordings of all webinars so members can learn at their convenience

·         Private Discussion Forum for peer-mentoring & problem-solving

·         Monthly accountability buddy matches

·         Moderated monthly writing challenges

·         Access to the Career Center where members can post and search job listings

·         Access to the Member Library that includes past webinar materials, referrals, and readings

 We encourage you to claim your membership by going to https://facultydiversity.site-ym.com/page/join. Choose the Institutional Sub-Account Membership option. You can find a full schedule of this semester’s upcoming trainings by visiting www.FacultyDiversity.org/WebinarCalendar.

 The next webinar is on February 2nd from 2:30-4pm titled Writing Through Writer’s Block: Turning Research Obstacles Into Insight.

http://www.facultydiversity.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=896095&group=

 We’re excited to offer Iowa State University’s grad students, post-docs, and faculty with the opportunity to participate in NCFDD’s unique form of mentoring and career development. If you have any questions or comments about the membership, please contact Katharine Hensley at khensley@iastate.edu. If you have any technical questions, please email NCFDD at Membership@FacultyDiversity.org.

Iowa Arts Council Grants

January 30, 2017 4:45 pm

Arts Grants

Each year, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs invests grant funding into projects, organizations and communities that enhance quality of life in Iowa through arts, history and culture. Review the funding policies and glossary, and explore the opportunities below.

IRB Training

January 30, 2017 3:54 pm

The Office for Responsible Research (ORR) is launching a training program this spring for faculty, staff, and students who may conduct research involving human subjects. There will be two types of training offered.  The ORR will provide a standing, monthly training covering the basics of navigating the approval process for research with human subjects.  Additionally, the ORR will offer a 4-part series (one seminar held each quarter) addressing different components of such research.

These events will be valuable for graduate students, new faculty, and even those who have previously conducted research using human subjects. The first of the regular monthly seminars will take place on Thursday, February 9 at 11:00 am in the Ensminger Room in Kildee Hall. Those who are interested can register through the Learn@ISU system.  Additional information and registration information for the 4-part series will be forthcoming.

Finding Foundation Funding and What to do Once You’ve Found a Match

January 30, 2017 2:37 pm

 

Date/Time: March 2, 3:00 – 4:30

Location: Kildee Hall Ensminger Room

URL: https://2017-foundation-funding.eventbrite.com

Phone: 515-294-7540

Description:

Attendees at this session will learn how to strategically search for foundation funding using the Foundation Directory Online and other sources. This session will inform you about the next steps to take once a match is found, as well as the university resources available to you to assist with completion of your submission. The event will be beneficial to all faculty and staff who are interested in funding smaller projects or diversifying their funding sources. Registration is available online.

Open Limited Submission Opportunities: Jan 25, 2017

January 27, 2017 8:57 am

There are 3 new limited submission opportunities announced in this mail and a total of 10 open limited submission opportunities listed below.

Please follow the Action described with each opportunity to notify the VPR Office of your interest in submitting to a particular opportunity.

Information concerning all open limited submission opportunities can be found HERE.

A calendar of limited submission opportunities can be found on the Limited Submissions webpage.

ArtPlace America (ISU Limited Submission)

January 26, 2017 9:11 am

NEW – National Creative Placemaking Fund

     

National Creative Placemaking Fund
Agency: ArtPlace America
Link:   http://www.artplaceamerica.org/blog/open-call-applications-2017-national-creative-placemaking-fund
Due Date: 02/14/17
Limit:   1 per institution
Abstract: The National Creative Placemaking Fund is looking for projects that use arts and culture to effect change in a geographic community. A project should include the following:
Focus on a neighborhood, town, village, or other geographic community
Looks to work on a community challenge or opportunity related to agriculture/food; economic development; education’/youth; environment/energy; health; housing; immigration; public safety; transportation; or workforce development.
Has a way that artists, arts organizations, and/or arts and culture activities can help address that challenge or opportunity
Will have a way of knowing whether the project has made progress on the challenge.
See the link to the RFP for and watch the video for more information.
Action: If you have interest in this opportunity please see attached document National Creative Placemaking Fund. Pre-proposals are due January 31 by 5:00 p.m.

 

Information concerning all open limited submission opportunities can be found HERE.

A calendar of limited submission opportunities can be found on the Limited Submissions webpage.

January 25, 2017 2:13 pm

How We Use Data to Inspire Design – Design x Data

When most people imagine good design, numbers probably don’t come to mind. In fact, anything quantitative might feel completely at odds with the concept of beautiful design. But at IDEO, in addition to connecting with people and learning their stories, designers use quantitative data as a tool to gain empathy and inspiration.

Open Limited Submission Opportunities: Jan 18, 2017

January 23, 2017 12:45 pm

There is one new limited submission opportunity announced in this mail and a total of 9 open limited submission opportunities listed below.

Please follow the Action described with each opportunity to notify the VPR Office of your interest in submitting to a particular opportunity.

Information concerning all open limited submission opportunities can be found HERE.

A calendar of limited submission opportunities can be found on the Limited Submissions webpage.

 

 

E-News for Researchers, January 17, 2016

January 23, 2017 12:40 pm

E-News for Researchers, January 17, 2016

Have you heard “plan the work, then work the plan”? This seminar will help you make that project management mantra happen by defining and delving into the five stages of project management, with a specific focus on managing sponsored research. We will identify key qualities of successful project managers and offer resources for grant coordinators to sharpen those qualities.

November 15, 2016 1:44 pm

E-News for Researchers, November 15, 2016

The NSF will hold webinars to brief the research community on the new PAPPG. These events will be held on Nov. 7, 2016 and Jan. 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. Registration is required on the NSF’s outreach events website. If you have any questions regarding PAPPG changes, please contact the Policy Office, policy@nsf.gov, (703) 292-8243.

Fall VPR Research Development Program

October 7, 2016 9:20 am

Grants Development
• October 13, 9 am – 11 am: Finding Funding with Pivot (for researchers) presented by Kristin Culp, Pivot representative, in collaboration with the Grants Hub
• October 13, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Finding Funding with Pivot (for grant coordinators and administrative staff) presented by Kristin Culp, Pivot representative, in collaboration with the Grants Hub
• November 2, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm: Writing Winning Grant Proposals presented by Dr. John Robertson, Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops, LLC
• November 9, 8:30 – 10:00 am: Proposal Budget Development presented by Grants Hub staff
• November 29, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Grooming Your Faculty for NSF CAREER Awards presented by representatives from ISU’s Federal Relations consultants
• November 30, 3:00 – 4:30 pm: Proposal Development Best Practices presented by representatives from ISU’s Federal Relations consultants

Research Development
• October 20, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm: Genie in a Bottle: The Microbiome in Health and Disease (Symposium) featuring various experts from ISU and other institutions
• November 4, 8:30 am – 11:30 am: Working in Interdisciplinary Teams presented by Dr. Michelle Bennett, National Institutes for Health
• November 30, 1:30 – 2:45 pm: How to Talk Science with the Federal Government presented by representatives from ISU’s Federal Relations consultants

Training Series: OIPTT: Breaking into Industry Sponsored Research: Strategies from Faculty Champions and Tips for Success

October 7, 2016 8:34 am

OIPTT has developed a seven-part series of luncheon seminars primarily for faculty interested in industry-sponsored research. The training series is entitled, OIPTT: Breaking into Industry Sponsored Research: Strategies from Faculty Champions and Tips for Success. The format for these seminars is introductions, a short presentation on practical tips on the topic, a faculty member speaking about their past experiences with industry sponsored research, and Q&As.

The following is the calendar of topics in OIPTT’s training series at the Memorial Union from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

  • SEPT. 8 Finding Industry Partners with Chris Williams
  • OCT. 12 Protecting Your Research Data When Engaging
    Industry Collaborators with Balaji Narasimhan
  • NOV. 11 How Sylvia Cianzio Balances a Diverse Research Portfolio
  • DEC. 8 How Bryony Bonning Develops Successful Budgets
    and Proposals from Industry Sponsors
  • FEB. 7 How Alison Robertson Uses Field Trials and
    Commodity Agreements in Her Research Portfolio
  • MAR. 7 How Matt Darr Successfully Selects Amongst the
    Flexible Solutions for Sponsored Project Agreements
  • APR. 11 How ISU Protects Intellectual Property with Jim Oliver

For the newer to industry – faculty or graduate students who wish to attend, sign up is via Learn.iastate.edu. Once at Learn.iastate.edu, click on Catalogs, then login and select the Catalog entitled OIPTT: Breaking into Industry Sponsored Research: Strategies from Faculty Champions and Tips for Success, and enroll for the desired presentations.

The OIPTT Industry Contracts Team
(515) 294-4740

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