Archives for January 23, 2015

Spotlight Signature Area Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure

Housed with the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies is the national-level effort Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure. Infrastructure is the foundation that connects the nation’s businesses, communities and people. It drives our economy and improves our quality of life. The Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure signature area is critical to improving the nation’s infrastructure in an environmentally sustainable manner with focus on the following areas:

  • Rebuilding bridges.
  • Investing wisely.
  • Increasing investments.
  • Improving our economic health.
  • Restoration and advancement.

Note what President Obama said about ‘crumbling infrastructure” in the 2015 State of the Union address as reported in CBS News.Crumbling Infrastructure

Friday Report 1/23/2015

Pivot at S&T

Check out these new opportunities:

NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03) National Institutes of Health (NIH) This funding opportunity supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small,self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.
NASA-Funded Fellowship in Aerospace History Available From the American Historical Association (AHA)  The National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) and the AHA offer this fellowship annually to support a significant scholarly research project in aerospace history. The fellowship will provide a fellow with anopportunity to engage in significant and sustained advanced research in all aspects of the history of aerospace from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, history of law and public policy, and the history of science, engineering, and management. The fellow will be expected to devote the term entirely to the proposed research project. Office space is not provided with the fellowship and residency is not required; however, fellows are encouraged to take advantage of resources at the National Archives, the National Academies of Science, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, NASA Headquarters, and other collections in the Washington, DC, area. At the term’s conclusion, the fellow will be expected to write a report and to present a paper or a public lecture on the fellowship experience. Applicants must possess a PhD in history or in a closely related field, or be enrolled as a student (having completed all coursework) in a doctoral degree-granting program. The fellowship term is for a period of at least six months, but not more than nine months, and should commence no later than November 15, 2015. The stipend is $20,000 and includes travel expenses. Applications are due April 1, 2015.
Scholarships for Current Undergraduate Students: Chapter 17 – St. Louis Scholarship Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Foundation (SME-EF) The Society of Manufacturing Engineers, St. Louis Chapter 17, through the SME Education Foundation, will support scholarships to full-time students who are enrolled in a degree program in manufacturing engineering,industrial technology, or other manufacturing related programs.
Complex Material and Devices (RTD) – Aerospace Materials for Extreme Environments Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) The objective of basic research in Aerospace Materials for Extreme Environments is to provide the fundamental knowledge required to enable revolutionary advances in future Air Force technologies through the discoveryand characterization of high temperature materials (nominally temperatures above 1000ºC) including: ceramics, metals, hybrid systems including composites.

$8 Million to Develop Advanced Components for Wave, Tidal, and Current Energy Systems

The Energy Department announced $8 million in available funding to spur innovation in next-generation marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) control and component technologies. See full story.

$55 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced more than $55 million to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that strengthen the clean energy economy. See the full story.