The U.S. Dept. of Education, Institute for Education Sciences has released all FY2015 Requests for Applications for grant competitions in education research and research training. All applications for FY2015 funding are due by 4:30 pm, Washington, D.C. time on August 7, 2014.
Both the National Center for Education Research and the National Center for Special Education Research will be holding competitions for FY2015.
RCC’s student technical writer, Alicia O’Brien, along with Christopher Len and Kyle Ireland, won the top prize at the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Symposium (ISES). The ISES, held on April 23rd, was part of the 2014 Undergraduate Research Conference.
Alicia’s team took home first place in the Computer Science – Application category with their project titled, “Pac Help Application”. Here’s how the team summarizes their project:
The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Officers will be hosting informational webinars as listed below. The NRT webinars will provide an overview of the program solicitation and answer questions about the structure and goals of the new NRT program.
Register by clicking the webinar link and following the prompts:
To increase the pool of un-conflicted reviewers NASA's Planetary Science Division is seeking subject matter experts to serve as mail-in reviewers of proposals and/or in-person reviewers to engage in discussions at a face-to-face panel meeting.
New researchers (including post-doctoral fellows) are welcome to apply as they provide fresh insight from people close to the most current research.
On April 17, NIH and AHRQ announced a policy update, effective for application due dates after April 16, to allow applicants to submit a grant application as a new one, even if it has been reviewed previously.
In response to a survey of growers’ needs, Matt Kochka, a UNH graduate student in plant biology, has been working with Iago Hale, assistant professor of specialty crop improvement, to conduct small-scale trials comparing the economics of the standard matted-row strawberry production system with those of an annual plasticulture system at Kingman Farm, one of five NH Agricultural Experiment Station facilities at UNH. Results indicate the system holds economic promise for New Hampshire’s and New England’s strawberry producers.
Since 2003, the Bartlett Experimental Forest in the White Mountains has been New Hampshire's only site for a state-of-the-art instrument that takes the pulse of the landscape continuously. Now, as part of the National Science Foundation/NH Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program's Ecosystems and Society project, the capacity to gauge the land's vital signs has quadrupled and broadened with the installation of four "eddy flux" towers in forest, field, farmland, and an urban/residential environment.