Title: Deployed Warfighter Protection Program FY 16 Call For Research, Funding Opportunity #: DWFP-16-S-01, Department: DOD, Closing Date: 1/8/2016
Solicit pre-proposals for original, innovative research designed to develop new interventions for protection of deployed military personnel from diseases caused by arthropod-borne pathogens and to improve control of filth flies.
Eligible: Unrestricted Read more
Aviation – “Control Station Design Standards” – $135,000
Basic Sciences – “Molecular Mechanism of Mincle Mediated NET formation: Implications for pneumonic sepsis” – a multi-year award totaling $1,736,771 – *corrected total*
The National Institutes of Health has granted $1.7 million to Assistant Professor Jyotika Sharma, Ph.D., in the Department of Basic Sciences at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, to pursue research on a possible mechanism that causes a life-threatening reaction in pneumonia patients. The five-year R01 grant is the highest level of research supported by the NIH.
Funded by two R21 grants, an American Heart Association grant and a UND Faculty Research Seed grant since she joined UND in August 2011, Sharma’s research focuses on sepsis, which is a life-threatening medical condition that results from a systemic inflammatory response by the body to fend off a severe infection or to recover from a traumatic injury. Read more
The UND Writers conference is pleased to announce that the line-up for the 47th Annual UND Writers Conference, “The Art of Science,” is complete! Among the authors for the 2016 UND Writers Conference is Brian Greene—one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and founder of the World Science Festival—whose work has been featured on PBS’s Nova. Other participants include novelist and ER doctor Frank Huyler, fiction writer and Fulbright fellow Tania James, Visual Artist and Fulbright fellow Allison Leigh Holt, as well as poet and Guggenheim fellow Katharine Coles.
The UND Writers Conference is also very happy to reveal that Kim Stanley Robinson—one of the most well-known and respected science fiction writers in the world, who has won the Hugo, the Nebula, the Locus, and the World Fantasy Award—will be making a rare appearance at this year’s Conference. Read more
The 2016 Founders Day banquet will be held Thursday, February 25, 2016 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. A reception will begin at 5:15 p.m. with the banquet beginning at 6:00 p.m.
In the Founders Day tradition, faculty and staff retiring between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 with at least 15 years of service, those with 25-years of service to UND, and department and faculty award winners will be recognized during the banquet. Read more
2016 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health
May 16-18, 2016
Alerus Center, Grand Forks
Early Bird Registration and Payment is Due April 15, 2016. Register Now to Save! Read more
Title: Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering, Funding Opportunity #:N00014-16-R-FO03, Department: DOD – ONR, Closing Date: 12/31/2016
Provide solutions that will establish and maintain a diverse pipeline of U.S. citizens who are interested in uniformed or civilian DoN (or Navy and Marine Corps) STEM related workforce opportunities, targeted primarily towards the future DoN (naval) STEM workforce in High Schools, all categories of Post-Secondary institutions, the STEM research enterprise, and efforts that enhance the current naval STEM workforce and its mission readiness.
Eligible: All responsible sources from academia, the nonprofit sector, and industry Read more
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) is pleased to offer two National Science Foundation GRIP opportunities on climate change adaptation and prioritization of conservation efforts for fish and wildlife.
Interested NSF Graduate Research Fellows, please email the contacts below for more information. Remember the deadline to apply for a GRIP opportunity this cycle is December 4th!
Opportunity #1: Climate Change Adaptation for Fish and Wildlife
Contact email: Doug Beard, email@example.com
Location: National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center & Dept. of Interior Climate Science Centers (Reston, Va & 8 National Locations) Read more
Aviation – “Furthering UAS Business Case Development of Insurance and Utility Industries” – $80,312
Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Research & Innovation Newsletter will not be published Friday, November 27. It will return the following Friday, December 4.
~ Brenda Halle, Publisher, UND Research & Innovation Newsletter
Dr. Jonathan Jenks, Distinguished Professor, Department of Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University, will present a seminar titled: “Evaluating foraging ecology of mountain lions in contrasting habitats: the Black Hills and Badlands” on Friday, December 4, 2015 from Noon-1:00 p.m. in room 141, Starcher Hall. Host: Dr. Jason Boulanger. Read more
Dr. Adam Clark, Meteorologist and research scientist at NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK, will present a seminar on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Streibel Hall, Room 106. The seminar is titled “Paving the Way for High-Resolution Ensemble Prediction: Recent Activities and Future Plans for NOAA/Hazardous Weather Testbed Spring Forecasting Experiments.” Read more
Please join us in the scenic Black Hills of western South Dakota! The International Rural Nursing Conference will be held July 19-21, 2016 in Rapid City, South Dakota. This conference will be led by the Matson Halverson Christiansen Hamilton Foundation (MHCH), South Dakota State University, and the University of South Dakota, in conjunction with the Rural Nursing Organization.
Conference Theme: Rural Nursing and Healthcare in the New Frontier