Sloan Research Fellowships

Sloan Research Fellowship  -

  • All nomination materials, including nomination letters and all letters of support, must be submitted through the Sloan Foundation’s online application system no later than 11:59PM EDT, September 15, 2020.  
  • In order to be considered for a Sloan Research Fellowship, a candidate must have a letter of nomination from a department head or other senior researcher. Submissions unaccompanied by a nomination letter from a senior researcher are not accepted.
  • Limited Submission per department:  More than one candidate from a department may be nominated, but no more than three. 

NOAA Announces Funding Availability for Weather Research -- NOAA’s Weather Program Office is soliciting proposals for weather, air quality, and earth-system modeling and observations research reflecting multiple science objectives spanning time scales from hours to seasons, and from weather and water observations and earth system modeling to social, and behavioral, and economic science. There are three grant competitions from this notification valued at approximately $8 million for: 1) Joint Technology Transfer Initiative (JTTI), 2) Observations, and 3) Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBES).  In alignment with the Weather Forecasting and Innovation Act of 2017 (Public Law 115-25), the funded projects should improve the weather community’s understanding and ultimately its services of weather and water forecasting through engagement with the external scientific community on key science gaps of mutual interest. Through this funding opportunity, NOAA will support new weather, water, climate, earth system, and air quality observing and forecasting applications, including improved analysis techniques, better statistical or dynamic forecast models and techniques, and communication of that information to better inform the public.

NOAA Announces RESTORE Act Funding Opportunity -- The mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) RESTORE Science Program is to carry out research, observation, and monitoring to support the long-term sustainability of the ecosystem, fish stocks, fish habitat, and the recreational, commercial, and charter-fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico. NOAA was authorized to establish and administer the Science Program, in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, by the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf States Act of 2012. The RESTORE Act also directs NOAA to prioritize integrated, long-term projects that address current or anticipated marine ecosystem, fishery, or wildlife management information needs.

Dear Colleague Letter: Planning for Midscale Infrastructure for the Biological Sciences 
Sony Electronics Faculty Innovation Awards

OCCD’s Dave Dickson and COE’s Julie Brandis recently attended a webinar hosted by the University Industry Demonstration Project featuring the Sony Research Award Program. Sony Electronics Overview of Awards

There are two types of awards

  1. Faculty Innovation Awards ($100,000):
  • The Faculty Innovation Awards have three broad research areas.  Under each broad research area are 3-10 subcategories, and then multiple keywords. Sony Electronics Faculty Innovation Awards
  • The PI is instructed to select the keyword that is most relevant to the proposal.   
  • The three broad research areas are: Information technology, Devices and Materials and Biomedical and Lifesciences.   
  1. Focused Research Awards (FRA) ($150,000) - The focused award is more collaborative and can be renewed.   There is a list of 13 FRA topics on the website.  Sony Electronics Focused Research Awards
  2. Other key notes:
  • The awards are sponsored projects not gifts.
  • There is not opportunity for discussions prior to submissions.
  • The submission deadline is September 15, 2020