Did you miss our DER Seminar, “DER is Here to Help (proposal & proposal development resources geared to promote success)?” Don't worry, the recording of the session is now available in our DER Seminar Catalog.
For newer faculty, it is critical to understand all of the incredible resources that are available to help strengthen each of your future proposals. It is also important to understand the required steps to submit a university-endorsed proposal. For more senior faculty, awareness of new resources may help to streamline your proposal development processes and possibly open new streams of funding. Join the DER team as we present DER is Here to Help. This seminar focused on services offered within the Division of Engineering Research, and the various ways we can help you increase your sponsored research expenditures. … Watch now on demand!!!
Spotlight Opportunities & Information
What’s hot in science? Check out NSF research news through September 21, 2022
Keep up with today’s research news from the U.S. National Science Foundation. This is a daily look at noteworthy scientific findings from researchers around the country.
Michigan State University Mobility took center stage at the North American International Auto Show Thursday during a panel discussion with its peer institutions from the University Research Corridor, or URC, to highlight how the institution is leading the nation in preparing students who will take their talents into the ever-changing mobility industry.
MSU University Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Interim Mobility Director Satish Udpa joined his colleagues from Wayne State University and the University of Michigan for a robust discussion on mobility and higher education in Michigan.
“Mobility-related research and academic offerings are a core focus at Michigan State University and across the URC,” said Udpa. “The work we’re doing has real-life implications for how autonomous vehicles and other new mobility technologies can help residents in Michigan and around the world lead safer, fuller lives.”
MSU has transformed its 5,300-acre campus into a live, connected ecosystem to advance smart-vehicle technology and better understand how it relates to the human element. With a range of urban, suburban, industrial and rural zones, featuring nearly 60 lane miles of roads, MSU’s controlled infrastructure and active campus make it ideal to test emerging technologies for new mobility solutions.
As part of its mobility efforts, the university recently made available one of the nation’s first and largest fully electric autonomous buses. It also made a commitment to invest in a greener future by replacing 369 internal combustion engine vehicles in its fleet with fully electric vehicles over the next decade. … Learn more
Call for Applications: Amazon Research Awards Fall 2022
Apply before October 19, 2022
As the Amazon Research Awards (ARA) program continues to expand in scope, so does the call for proposals list. To that end, as of Sept. 16, Amazon Research Awards opened its fall 2022 call for proposals related to four research areas. The full list, and links to additional details, is below. The deadline for submissions is October 19, 2022.
Proposals will be reviewed for the quality of their scientific content, creativity, and their potential for impact at scale. Proposals related to theory, practice, and novel new techniques are all welcome.
This edition of the call for proposals reflects Amazon's ongoing efforts to collaborate with researchers in a variety of areas.
ARA provides grant recipients unrestricted funds and AWS promotional credits. Funded projects are assigned an Amazon research contact, and recipients also receive training resources, including AWS tutorials and hands-on sessions with Amazon scientists and engineers.
Before applying, researchers are encouraged to visit the ARA website and read the frequently asked questions for more specific program information. Decision letters will be sent out in March 2023.
Research aims to develop novel algorithms in materials design, bio-engineering, and power grid applications
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $8.5 million in funding for basic research in the development of randomized algorithms for understanding and improving the properties and behavior of complex energy systems. Problems involving the design of scientific experiments or energy and communication infrastructures can often be viewed as a discrete, networked system of systems that needs to be optimized. Such discrete optimization problems cannot be efficiently solved with conventional algorithms that are not well-suited for graphs, networks, and streaming data.
“Innovative approaches are needed to accelerate the time to solution for a wide range of challenges in science and energy research,” said Barbara Helland, DOE Associate Director of Science for Advanced Scientific Computing Research. “The development of randomized and other classes of algorithms is important for enabling scientific advances and high-performance computing.”
The projects were selected by competitive peer review under the DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement for Randomized Algorithms for Combinatorial Scientific Computing.
Total funding is $8.5 million for projects lasting up to three years in duration, with $2.8 million in Fiscal Year 2022 dollars and outyear funding contingent on congressional appropriations. The list of projects and more information can be found here.
The Research in Progress database is a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on current or recently-completed transportation research projects. This webinar will demonstrate how to maximize the RIP database to find and display research, and how to distinguish between the RIP and TRID databases.
Extreme weather results in unprecedented increasingly common rainfall intensities, and the majority of infrastructure flood inundation cases occur at sparsely gauged locations. This webinar will describe recent cases that estimate, mitigate, and prepare for flooding.
One of the many factors that contribute to concrete durability is the material’s resistivity. This webinar will discuss how resistivity and durability affect the longevity of our roads and other concrete infrastructures.
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Fall Series for Faculty Practitioners: Special Topics in Community-Engaged Learning
Description: Community-engaged learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community partnerships with instruction and critical reflection to enrich the student learning experience, teach civic and social responsibility, and strengthen communities. Implementation strategies range from direct service to advocacy to research to philanthropy, and more! Through presentation and discussion, attendees will learn how to get started or enhance what they are already doing and connect to a network of peers and resource supports. If you are interested and not able to attend or would like one-on-one consulting, please email the Center for Community Engaged Learning's academic programs team to discuss ideas, plans, and or partnership support at Michelle Snitgen, email@example.com or Stephanie Brewer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants can register for one workshop or all sessions.
will highlight democratic engagement and methods for including this
community-engaged learning strategy into your course experience. The session
will include immediate takeaways for implementation this semester, as well as
tools for designing future coursework.
November 18, 2022 | 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
This session will discuss elements of strong partnerships to effectively co-create community-engaged learning opportunities for students. Hear examples of successful faculty/community partnerships, discuss considerations for initiating and sustaining partnerships, and explore resources to assist you in partnership development or enhancement.
December 7, 2022 | 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
This session will help practitioners think through the community-engaged learning experience from the student perspective. What are the benefits and challenges for our students, and what is our responsibility as practitioners to ensure students are prepared? How can we really work toward a transformative learning experience?
Will you be submitting your NSF career proposal in 2023?
Dear colleagues interested in submitting a 2023 NSF career proposals
application. I am in the process of planning the 2023 workshops
(available to MSU EGR faculty who will be applying) and would like to
seek your input. In the past, we have offered the first preparation
workshop in March when many of us are in the middle of our teaching
assignments. I propose that we do the first workshop between January 4
and 6, before the semester begins. Do you think the earlier schedule
would have been beneficial to you? Thank you for your input. Please feel free to email me (email@example.com) your input as we plan for the 2023 NSF proposal applications.
Robert Ofoli, CoE Faculty Excellence Advocate, FELLOW, American
Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Associate Professor of Chemical
Engineering Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Description: DER has a catalog of research and funding seminars available on demand. Seminar topics range from critical instruction for new faculty through advanced training for senior research faculty. These presentations include instruction from experts regarding themes that include best practices in research, MSU policy, sponsor compliance, industry specific seminars, and more. Check them out today and utilize this incredible resource to help streamline your proposal development and promote success in your research. Watch now on demand!!!
Recent seminar presentations include:
DER is Here to Help (proposal & proposal development resources geared to promote success)
Tips for Writing a Persuasive Grant Proposal (grant writing to ‘sell’ a project to funders)
Finding Funding (tips for finding funding to support your research)
Roles and Responsibilities (tips for understanding roles and responsibilities at each stage of the project)
CAREER Award Workshop - Session 1 (best practices and strategies for producing successful NSF Career proposals)
Does effort reporting for your grants and contracts seem more cumbersome than it should be? CGA has compiled a very helpful list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Topics range from reporting deadlines, to resolving errors, and everything in between!
As you peruse this list, you might notice that there is a dedicated email address for any questions or issues you may have when submitting effort reporting. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org to expedite service.