Archives for June 23, 2016

INFOPaper for Early Career Faculty

June 23 2016

Here is a list of research early career opportunities. Let OSP know if you want help.

Next Deadline Opportunity Link from PIVOT
12 July 2016 NLM Career Development Award in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (K01)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

21 Jul 2016 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

National Science Foundation (NSF)

10 Sep 2016 Early Career Research Program

United States Department of Energy (DOE)

15 Sep 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships

Sloan Foundation, Alfred P.

1 Dec 2016 Young Investigator Program (YIP)
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
11 March 2017 Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) Foundational Science Research Unit (FSRU) – Broad Agency Announcement for Basic Scientific Research

US Army

31 March 2017 Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – Fellowships for Early Career Researchers

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

21 April 2017 Early Career Awards: Integrating Human Health and Well-Being with Ecosystem Services

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

2 May 2017 New Investigator/Early Career Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

1 June 2017 Air Force Fiscal Year 2017 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP)
Department of the Air Force (USAF)
  ARO Core Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research for Fiscal Years 2012 Through 2017

Army Research Office (ARO)

Steve Tupper

National Academy of Science ACRP request

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is seeking potential synthesis topics for the Fiscal Year 2017 ACRP Synthesis Program. The closing date for submitting synthesis topics is Friday, September 16, 2016.

 The ACRP is an applied research program with the objective of developing near-term solutions to issues facing airport-operating agencies. The ACRP undertakes research and other technical activities in a variety of airport-related areas, including operations, design, construction, engineering, maintenance, human resources, administration, policy, planning, environment, and safety. The ACRP is sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and managed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, acting through the Transportation Research Board (TRB), in coordination with Airport Consultants Council, Airports Council International-North America, American Association of Airport Executives, National Association of State Aviation Officials, and Airlines for America.

 Syntheses are state-of-the-practice reports prepared under contract by outside individuals or firms. These reports seek to locate and  assemble information; to learn what practice has been used; to identify ongoing and recently completed research; to learn what problems remain largely unsolved; and to organize, evaluate, and document the useful information acquired. They do not undertake new research, nor do they contain policy recommendations. Syntheses describe and document current practice in a given area. They highlight practices that are viewed as successful by many of the entities surveyed in developing the synthesis, or that are characterized as such in the literature reviewed by the synthesis author. They are most valuable when they are focused on issues common to many organizations.

The ACRP 11-03 project panel oversees the ACRP Synthesis Program. The panel will meet in the fall 2016 to select synthesis topics for the FY2017 synthesis program.  In preparation for this selection process, this industry-wide solicitation for potential synthesis topics is being conducted.  A suggested format for submitting a synthesis topic is attached.  The preferred method for submitting an ACRP synthesis topic is online at:  A synthesis topic may also be submitted via e- mail to The topics received from this solicitation will form the basis for selection of the annual ACRP Synthesis Program.  They are not proposals to conduct the research but ideas, which are used to identify potential synthesis topics only.  Please review current ACRP synthesis topics so as to avoid duplication or overlap at:

Thank you very much for your consideration.  Your willingness to participate in the identification of relevant airport research topics is a key element of a successful, industry-driven ACRP. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact me at (202) 334-2981 or Gail Staba, ACRP Synthesis Program, at (202) 334-2442.

MinerFLY demonstration Friday June 24

MinerFLY is the campus program that makes Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones) available for research, education, experimentation and support. They operate out of a lab 2nd floor of Butler-Carlton Hall.

Friday morning – June 24 – they will do demonstration flights for the campus and local officials and interested public. Mark Bookout, Directer of Research Support Services at IT and the boss at MinerFLY invites us all.

“We plan to be ‘open for Q&A’ at 0930 tomorrow, with our first flight scheduled for 10:00 more-or-less (because you never know….).  The morning briefing for the crew will be at 0930.  If you wish to hear that as part of your experience, please plan to arrive a few minutes beforehand.  Questions from beginner to advanced levels are welcome. We’ll have flights completed by 11:30.

Flights for tomorrow will include

  • Demonstrations of a Go Pro camera equipped quad copter for first-person view flight with remote visual observers to obtain specific imagery,
  • Demonstrations of using a hexcopter to fly autonomously and obtain survey imaging (flying a preprogrammed path and gathering images at specific locations), and
  • A large octocopter for non-flying review of onboard systems.

In addition, the MinerFly crew will showcase

  • Benefits of Groundstation Support
  • Various crew roles for safe and effective flight operations
  • Preflight, In-flight, and Post-flight Communication standards

All flights will be at the Lions Club soccer fields.  Bring your friends and questions!”

Mark Bookout and his MinerFLY team demonstrating both their multi-copter and fixed wing drones.

Mark Bookout and his MinerFLY team showcasing both their multi-copter and fixed wing drones.