Archives for April 27, 2016

Stipends on PIVOT

Funding gaps for student support inevitably arise despite a professor/mentors best planning.  Have you looked into covering those gaps with the >2000 stipend opportunities listed in PIVOT?

Travel money on PIVOT

When you look to underwrite your summer research or scholarly activities you can search PIVOT for travel monies that apply to your situation. As of today there are more that 5,400 notices asking for people to apply to a broad array of funds.

PIVOT profiles

Available to S&T researchers at their screens — Pivot contains the largest available collection of searchable profiles of full-time faculty. It provides authoritative information about more than 3 million scholars around the world, together with verified affiliation and publication information. The database comprises international faculty at 4-year universities and their departments. It is a unique tool for finding researchers by specific area of study, providing keyword access to the community behind the content. Some highlights include:

  • More than 3 million profiles
  • International and multidisciplinary in scope
  • Editorially controlled
  • Regularly reviewed for accuracy and currency
  • Ability to update portions of your profile

Spotlight: LITE

The Laboratory for Information Technology Evaluation’s (LITE) mission is to evaluate and explore the impact of information technologies on people, society, organizations, and culture through the utilization of diverse research tools and methodologies. Check it out at website.


EMSE Learning and Research Labs

Did you know Engineering Management and Systems Engineering have four labs? see site

  • Design and Modeling Lab
  • Human Performance Modeling Lab
  • Laboratory for Investment and Financial Engineering (LIFE)
  • Smart Engineering Systems Lab (SESL)

Spotlight S&T Reactor

Did you know the Missouri University of Science and Technology Nuclear Reactor has been in operation since 1961 and was the first nuclear reactor in the State of Missouri? Check it out here.

IEEE History Center Summer Internship

PIVOT notice

The Internship is intended for scholars at the beginning or middle of their career studying the history of electrical technology and computing,advanced undergraduates, and advanced graduates. It is not intended forengineers unless there is a substantial historical component to their research.

The internship provides research experience for graduate students in the history of electrical and computer technologies, while enlisting the help of promising scholars for the Center’s projects.

National Security Agency (NSA) Grants for Research in Mathematics

PIVOT notice

The NSA MSP supports self-directed, unclassified research in the areas of Algebra, Number Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Probability, and Statistics. The program does not support research in cryptology.

The StandardGrant has been in place since the inception of the NSA MSP in 1987. This grant will be made on the basis of factors that demonstrate the scientific merit of the proposal, including (1) the prospect that the research will lead to important discoveries; (2) the prospect that the research will produce innovations or significant improvements in investigative methods, including methods of computation; (3) the investigator’s scientific qualifications and accomplishments; and (4) the investigator’s demonstrated awareness of previous approaches to the problem.

Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP)

PIVOT notice

This program is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and is administered by Systems Plus, which provides the oversight and administrative structure for the selection and appointment ofapplicants. The objectives of the U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program are as follows:
– To stimulate professional relationships among U.S. Air Force Research LabSummer Faculty Fellowship Program participants and the scientists and engineers at Air Force research facilities
– To enhance the research interests and capabilities of faculty (both new and experienced researchers) in the U.S. academic community
– To elevate the awareness in the U.S. academic community of Air Force research needs and foster continued research at U.S. Air Force Research LabSummer Faculty Fellowship Program fellows’ institutions
– To provide the U.S. Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program participant opportunities to perform high-quality and meaningful research at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directorates, Air Force Test Center, the United States Air Force Academy, or the Air Force Institute of Technology
– To provide nationally accredited mentoring of academic researchers at technical directorates of the AFRL, Air Force Test Center, the United States Air Force Academy, and the Air Force Institute of Technology.

ONR Summer Faculty Research Program

PIVOT notice

This program provides an opportunity for faculty members at U.S. institutions to participate in research of mutual interest to the faculty member and professional peers at U.S. Navy Laboratories. This program is residential and all work must be completed on site at the sponsoring U.S. Navy Laboratory.

This research program is intended to:
1. Broaden the scope and horizon of faculty member’s research interests and provide a foundation for future research collaborations.
2. Access to equipment and other resources not available at their home institution.
3. Provide an understanding of the Department of the Navy research interests and the technological implications thereof, thus enhancing the abilities of Fellows to pursue and obtain funding for research at their home institution.
4. Foster lasting relationships between Fellows and the researchers at the Navy laboratories.

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