Celebrating Veteran’s Day – Precision, Strength, and Knowledge!
As many individuals across campus celebrate Veterans Day by honoring those in uniform who have protected our nation, here in DER we want to highlight a few ways that MSU College of Engineering faculty can aide those who serve through your research ideas and science. While the National Science Foundation (NSF) is the primary sponsor to whom many faculty apply, expanding your research portfolio to other sponsors--including branches of the Department of Defense--is a great way to open a world of new funding opportunities and potentially reach new levels of sponsored research funding.
Within the last few years, DER has helped College of Engineering faculty members apply and secure funding from Department of Defense funding agencies/programs such as:
Successful researchers know that establishing a strong relationship with Department of Defense program officers, andsuccessfully fulfilling your proposal research on time, on budget, and with positive results will promote your continued funding beyond the first award and throughout your research career.
Though Department of Defense proposals are typically more complex, detailed, and arduous up front, DER has knowledgeable and experienced Research Administrators who are ready to guide you through the proposal development process and help you to navigate to the submission finish line. In DER we specialize in the discipline of Research Administration to support you in changing the world in your discipline.
Remember DER is here to help you build your strongest research proposals and we are here for you. If you have questions regarding any of the information above, or regarding your future proposal, please send an email to email@example.com.
Spotlight Opportunities & Information
What’s hot in science? Check out NSF research news through November 9, 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.
Experiments in space will deliver benefits on Earth (Science experiments that could advance treatments for heart disease and osteoporosis, develop early warning systems for dangerous mudflows, and lead to more efficient power plants and improved food and personal care products will be conducted aboard the International Space Station, or ISS, where the microgravity environment could offer new insights into solving challenges we face on Earth…)
NSF-powered dashboards you should bookmark (Big Data is the new oil — researchers and businesses have said it for years. Though no longer new, data, like oil, requires refining, processing, and — so people can use it — an interface or dashboard. Data dashboards are visual means to communicate the key information provided by data in an easy-to-consume method the public can access. Dashboards are key tools across all scientific disciplines, and NSF supports dashboards created by other organizations across the U.S. Here are five you should bookmark to keep track of critical issues…)
Democratizing science through advanced cyberinfrastructure (Enormous data sets are shaping nearly every field of science, and sophisticated sensors and high-speed processors are essential to collecting, analyzing and deriving knowledge from Big Data. That means access to many fields of science depends in large part on access to data and data tools. But access is not universal, often limited by a multitude of technical, cultural and geographic barriers…)
You are invited to join Dr. Gavin Towler (Honeywell Performance Materials & Technologies) as he shares about Navigating the Energy Transition.
By now, everyone is aware that we need to transform the energy industry
to less greenhouse gas intensive energy sources if the goals of the
Paris Agreement are to be met. This transformation has to be achieved
while meeting the legitimate aspirations of people in developing
countries for the improved quality of life that comes from economic
development. Technoeconomic models of fuel transitions can be combined
with climate models to investigate the impact of the pace of change on
climate outcomes. The rate of technology transition is ultimately
limited by technical constraints that follow from economic and
socio-political considerations. Evidence suggests that current
investment levels are not close to sufficient to achieve the Paris
Agreement objectives. This creates a need for technologists to further
reduce the costs of alternative energy sources to reduce the economic
penalties of decarbonizing the energy supply. Join Friday, Nov. 18th at Noon in the Seminar Room (3540 EB) & virtually using (Zoom) to learn more…
Speaker: Gavin Towler is the Vice President and
Chief Technology Officer of Honeywell Performance Materials &
Technologies (PMT) and also Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
of Honeywell UOP. Honeywell PMT is a global leader in providing
customers with high-performance specialty materials, process
technologies and materials for petroleum refining, petrochemical
production, and natural gas processing as well as products, services and
solutions for industrial process automation.
Gavin has 30 years of broad experience of process and product
design in the chemicals and fuels industries and has 77 US patents. He
is co-author of “Chemical Engineering Design”, a textbook on process
design, and is an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University and the
National University of Singapore, where he helps teach the senior design
Gavin has a B.A. and M.Eng. in chemical engineering from
Cambridge University and a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley. He is a Chartered
Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, a Fellow of
the AIChE and a member of the United States National Academy of
Foundational for any position and skill level on campus, MSU IT
training courses cover primary collaboration tools like Zoom, Spartan
365, and specific Microsoft applications like Teams, OneNote, OneDrive,
and Forms. These courses are offered at no cost to all MSU faculty,
staff, and students in support of your success in teaching, learning,
research, and outreach collaboration.
Whether you are on campus, fully remote, or a mix of modalities, MSU
IT offers a variety of training options to suit your busy schedule. In-person training courses, virtual-led training courses,
and on-demand course recordings are all available in addition to weekly office hours for those who have questions or need help.
for the list of on-demand course recordings and here for the live courses available for the course topics below.
Spartan 365 Overview - As one of the premiere tools
for collaboration in teaching, learning, and working at MSU, this course
will give an overview of the main Microsoft 365 apps including Forms,
OneDrive, OneNote, and Teams. On-demand course recording available now
Microsoft Forms - Forms can help you survey
classmates, students, coworkers, or any group where feedback is needed.
Learn how to create forms and surveys; format, branch, and collect data;
and share with others. Next virtual-led class: Forms – Creating Forms and Surveys, 11/17, 1:30 p.m.
Microsoft OneDrive - OneDrive is a great place to
store files in the cloud, share documents, and ensure document security.
Discover strategies, optimize settings, learn how to manage the
accessibility of files and folders, and more. Next virtual-led class:
OneDrive – Working with OneDrive, 11/8, 10 a.m.
Microsoft OneNote - Explore this helpful tool to
organize your information and content with notebooks, sections, and
pages. Faculty and managers can also use the special notebook
functionality of OneNote to organize important information for students
or staff. Next virtual-led class: One Note – Special Notebooks, 11/9, 1:30 p.m.
Microsoft Teams - Teams is one of the best tools for
effective communication and collaboration. Discover how to chat and
have virtual meetings with individuals, groups, and entire teams.
Intermediate users can also learn how additional integrations and
settings can optimize your ability to collaborate with others. Next virtual-led class: Teams – Managing Teams and Settings, 11/10, 1:30 p.m. / Next in-person class: Teams – Getting Started, 12/21, 1:30 p.m.
Zoom - A great tool for scheduling and hosting
virtual meetings. Learn how to access Zoom at MSU to explore its
settings and setup a successful meeting or webinar. Next virtual-led class: Zoom – Meetings 11/16, 1:30 p.m. / Next in-person class: Zoom – Getting Started, 11/17, 10 a.m.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is pleased to announce Dam Risk Reduction Grant Program Request for Pre-Proposals for a one-time release for up to $13 million as appropriated by the Michigan Legislature under Section 1003 of PA 87 of 2021. This program will provide grant funds to dam owners for repair, alteration, or removal activities necessary to address risk associated with publicly or privately owned dams.
Entities that own or operate a dam in the state of Michigan are eligible to apply. Funding is restricted to projects that reduce or eliminate risk associated with dams. Eligible activities under the grant include:
Planning, feasibility studies, or design of projects that reduce or eliminate risk of dam failure.
Fall Series for Faculty Practitioners: Special Topics in Community-Engaged Learning
Attention: Faculty, Academic Staff, and Instructors, New or Experienced with Community-Engaged Learning
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Stephanie Brewer, email@example.com.
Participants can register for one workshop or all sessions.
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.
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?
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.