Friday Report 12/19/2014

Pivot at S&T

Interesting new announcements this week:

Young Faculty Award (YFA) Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) The program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security challenges and needs.
Research Coordination Networks (RCN) National Science Foundation (NSF) NSF will continue its support of research coordination networks designed to foster communication and promote new collaboration among scientists, engineers and educators with diverse expertise and who share a common interest in a new or developing area of science or engineering.
Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI): Instrument Acquisition or Development Office of Integrative Activities (OIA) This program serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in the United States’ institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations.
Naval Platform Power and Energy Department of the Navy This announcement focuses on providing research for a scientific foundation for a re-configurable electrical warship including physical properties, control laws, stability criteria, modeling and simulation, advanced design and developmental methods.
NSF’s Engineering for Natural Hazards (ENH) Opens for Applications  The goals of the Engineering for Natural Hazards (ENH) program are to prevent natural hazards from becoming disasters, and to broaden consideration of natural hazards independently to the consideration of the multi-hazard environment within which the constructed civil infrastructure exists. The constructed civil infrastructure supported by the ENH program includes building systems such as the soil-foundation-structure-envelope-nonstructural system, as well as the facade and roofing, and other structures, geostructures, and underground facilities such as tunnels. While research may focus on a single natural hazard, research that considers civil infrastructure design and performance in the context of multiple hazards, i.e., a multi-hazard approach, is encouraged. All United States academic institutions, governments, commercial organizations, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, governments, and citizens with a Ph.D. are eligible to apply. The award amount is unspecified. The next application deadline is February 17, 2015.


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