Archives for March 27, 2015

RE-CAST webinar

Abbie Sherman, CIES

Lange - Oesch - Webinar



We will be having a RE-CAST webinar on Monday 3/30 and 10am in room 317 Butler-Carlton Hall.


Spotlight: Coatings Institute — one of our hidden talents

You know that hidden-in-plain-sight building off the Havener Parking lot? No — we all seem to miss it or misremember it anyway – it is the “Old Bureau of Mines Building #2” where Old means former use and not Age. Turned over to the university by the federal government when it closed up the BOM in 1996 this building is an industrial looking metal box. One walks up the interior metal stairs to the lab and office complex — and viola’ there you find Professor Mike Van de Mark and several graduate students still turning out new materials for paints and coatings.

Welcome to what is left of the Coatings Institute. It is one of the cool corners on campus where unnoticed work still generates technology advancements and potential revenue for the camps. Mark maintains a website here.

Mark Van De Mark July 2013

Mike Van de Mark Department of Chemistry


BOM #2 between Havener Center and Campus Support Building


German Academic Exchange Service North America offers grants in all academic disciplines

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) North America offers grants in all academic disciplines to individuals to pursue research at universities, libraries, archives, institutes or laboratories in Germany. Theprogram aims to support short-term research stays and thus promote the exchange of experience and networking amongst colleagues. This grant is also open for research and working projects of university teachers in architecture, fine art, film, design/visual communication, performing arts, and music. Research projects can be at state or state-recognized institutions of higher education or non-university research institutes in Germany. A research visit can also take place at several host institutions. Applicants should be scholars at U.S. or Canadian universities or research institutions who hold the Ph.D. (or equivalent) and have been working in research or teaching full time for at least two years at the time of application and after receipt of the doctorate. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. German nationals must have been affiliated with a U.S. or Canadian institution in full-time employment for at least six consecutive years. Applicants should possess adequate knowledge of the German language to carry out the proposed research. The duration is one to three months. Monthly payments are €2,000 for lecturers and assistant professors and €2,150 for associate professors and full professors. The next deadline for applications is May 15, 2015.



Templeton Foundation

… The core funding areas include: (1) Science and the Big Questions, including (a) Mathematical and Physical Sciences; (b) Life Sciences; (c) Human Sciences; (d) Philosophy and Theology; (e) Science in Dialogue; (2) Character Development; (3) Freedom and Free Enterprise; (4) Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius; and (5) Genetics. The foundation strongly prefers to fund projects that are affiliated with an institution (typically a university, research institution, or other non-profit organization). …The online funding inquiry submission windows are February 2 to April 1 for 2015 Funding Cycle 1; and August 3 to October 1 for 2015 Funding Cycle 2. The full proposal submission windows are May 2 to September 1 for 2015 Funding Cycle 1; and November 3, 2014, to March 1, 2016, for 2015 Funding Cycle 2.

Templeton Foundation


Faculty — don’t forget we have Lucy Deckard from Academic Research Funding Strategies on contract support individual efforts toward submitting an NSF CAREER proposal this year. Contact Steve Tupper if you want to engage this service.


CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply. Link here.


Full Proposal Deadline Date:  July 21, 2015 for BIO, CISE, EHR

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  July 22, 2015 for ENG

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  July 23, 2015 for GEO, MPS, SBE