Request for Applications: 2019 Small Equipment Grant

Online application form https://syracuse.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1777917

DEADLINE: 5:00 PM DECEMBER 10th

Research infrastructure often becomes a limiting factor for routine operations of laboratories and research programs. This is particularly true with relatively small-size equipment because such equipment often is more expensive than is affordable on a research grant, but less expensive than those that can be funded through extramural equipment grant programs. The Small Equipment Grant Program is designed to strengthen research capacity and capability at Syracuse University.

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Request for Proposals: 2019 Collaborations for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program

The Office of Research is pleased to announce the request for proposals for the 2019 Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program

Applications are now being accepted through Syracuse University’s Applicant Portal https://syracuse.infoready4.com

Deadline: 5:00 PM JANUARY 31, 2019

 Purpose: The purpose of this intramural grant program is to enhance interdisciplinary collaborations, to grow the research enterprise and enhance scholarship at Syracuse University in order to increase extramural funding and high-quality scholarly output. The program is designed to support faculty in becoming competitive in securing external funding and sponsorship. CUSE Grants should not be viewed as funds to conduct or complete projects, but rather to seed funding for faculty to build interdisciplinary teams, to produce preliminary data, and/or to seek help to obtain extramural funding that will advance knowledge and technologies through basic, translational and applied research. The grant program will support faculty research in all disciplines that span from basic, translational and applied sciences, social sciences, physical and life sciences, engineering, liberal arts, humanities, professional schools, creative research and various forms of all scholarly activities. The expectation is for the CUSE Grant Program funded faculty members to seek extramural support that will increase the national and international recognition of the awardees, their programs, and the university.

For more information, visit the CUSE Grants page

Request for Proposals: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PFP)

Online application form http://syracuse.infoready4.com
Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

Postdoctoral fellows are next generation educators, scholars, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and societal leaders. They are among the most important research personnel at universities. Postdoctoral fellows significantly contribute to the generation of scholarly research output of a university from the research they conduct during the fellowship period. As such, an institution’s postdoctoral fellow data is often used as an indicator of research activities. For example, the number of postdoctoral fellows is one of the major metrics used by Carnegie for classification of research universities. Postdoctoral fellows are not only important for research excellence, they are also an integral part of the driving force for high-quality college education. For instance, postdoctoral fellows are most often the trainers of graduate and undergraduate researchers; they work closely with tenure-track faculty to design research studies, set up research protocols, maintain research equipment, and provide day-to-day training of graduate and undergraduate students. The provision of such hands-on experiential learning by postdoctoral fellows has been demonstrated to be an effective path to increasing the success of undergraduate students.

In an effort to further strengthen our identification as a student-focused and research-most active (R1) university, Syracuse University has decided to invest $700,000 in dedicated postdoctoral support through its Invest Syracuse program. This document provides guidelines for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PFP).

For more information, please visit the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program page.

FUNDER NEWS – Revised Version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guides (PAPPG) (NSF 19-1)

A revised version of the National Science Foundation Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 19-1) has been issued.

The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 28, 2019.  Significant changes include:

  • Addition of Research.gov as an option for proposal preparation and submission, and proposal file updates;
  • Revision of eligibility standards for unaffiliated individuals;
  • Specification that conference proposals over $50,000 and all equipment proposals must include the Collaborators and Other Affiliations information in the proposal submission;
  • Revision of resubmission guidelines for NSF programs that accept proposals at any time;
  • Implementation of NSF’s policy on sexual harassment and other forms of harassment, or sexual assault;
  • Specification that proposers are required to have a policy or code-of-conduct that addresses sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and sexual assault, and that includes clear and accessible means of reporting violations of the policy or code-of-conduct.  This policy or code-of-conduct must be disseminated to conference participants prior to attendance at the conference as well as made available at the conference itself;
  • Emphasis on the importance of training faculty in the responsible and ethical conduct of research;
  • Incorporation of existing patent policy into the PAPPG.  This policy was previously implemented by regulation at 45 CFR 650; and
  • Numerous clarifications and other changes throughout the document.

You are encouraged to review the by-chapter summary of changes provided in the Introduction section of the PAPPG.

A webinar to brief the community on the changes to the new PAPPG will be held on November 27 at 2 PM EST.  Sign up to be notified when registration is available on the outreach notifications website, by selecting “All NSF Grants and Policy Outreach Events & Notifications.”

While this version of the PAPPG becomes effective on January 28, 2019, in the interim, the guidelines contained in the current PAPPG (NSF 18-1) continue to apply.  We will ensure that the current version of the PAPPG remains on the NSF website, with a notation to proposers that specifies when the new PAPPG (including a link to the new Guide) will become effective.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact the NSF DIAS/Policy Office at policy@nsf.gov.

Survey: Spring 2019 “Books In the Humanities”

Did you recently publish a book that contributes to the Humanities, broadly conceived?

Each spring, the Humanities Center hosts a university-wide celebration of books in the humanities by SU scholars. If you published a book this year (© 2018), or know someone who did, take this brief survey to help the Center identify eligible authors!

https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e2IiPtqauoF8qih

Entries for the upcoming celebration (© 2018) must be submitted by December 17, 2018, for the annual showcase in April 2019. Thank you in advance for your input!

 

Information Session: Internal Submission for the Keck Foundation Research Program

Information Sessions: Friday, November 2 —  11-12 PM and 12-1 PM.  Lunch will be provided.

Location: TBD

RSVP to Melissa Whipps

Internal concept paper deadline: December 10, 2018

Requirements: Concept papers will be collected through the new InfoReady Portal. An updated link will be posted here soon as the application is available. Additional information will be provided at this session, or can be requested via an email to Melissa Whipps.

The W.M. Keck Foundation supports pioneering science and engineering research and the development of promising new technologies.

Funding is awarded to universities and institutions nationwide for projects in research that:

  • Focus on important and emerging areas of research
  • Have the potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation or methodologies
  • Are innovative, distinctive and interdisciplinary
  • Demonstrate a high level of risk due to unconventional approaches, or by challenging the prevailing paradigm
  • Have the potential for transformative impact, such as the founding of a new field of research, the enabling of observations not previously possible, or the altered perception of a previously intractable problem
  • Does not focus on clinical or translational research, treatment trials or research for the sole purpose of drug development
  • Fall outside the mission of public funding agencies
  • Demonstrate that private philanthropy generally, and the W. M. Keck Foundation in particular, is essential to the project’s success

Additional information about the research programs Keck can be found here: http://www.wmkeck.org/grant-programs/research

Event – Summit to Showcase Innovative Uses of Government Data

Summit to Showcase Innovative Uses of Government Data

Originally posted in  iSchool News | Thursday, May 10 | J.D. Ross

 

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University, the City of Syracuse, and the Center for Technology in Government at the State University of New York at Albany are joining together to offer the Upstate Data Summit at Syracuse University in June.

The one-day event, planned for Wednesday, June 6, will bring together municipal government officials from across Upstate New York to showcase innovative uses of data and technology.

The City of Syracuse’s Open Data website is one example of how Upstate New York cities are using and sharing municipal data. The portal provides a central location for open data, maps, and visualizations to help residents understand what is happening in the city.

“The hope is that the summit will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn more about how other Upstate governments are using data,” explained Mark Headd, an innovation specialist for the U.S. government General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service who is helping to organize the event. Headd is a 1994 graduate of the Maxwell School’s MPA program.

“Attendees can learn how municipalities that are new to open data and data analytics can get started with data programs of their own,” Headd added.

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh will deliver the summit’s keynote address.

Speakers at the event will include Kate May, chief performance officer for the City of Rochester; Kirk McLean, director of Open Data Buffalo for the City of Buffalo; John Coluccio, signal superintendent for the City of Schenectady; Megan Sutherland, senior program associate at the Center for Technology in Government; Sam Edelstein, iSchool alumnus and chief data officer for the City of Syracuse; and Jared Kraham, Maxwell School and Newhouse School alumnus and deputy mayor of the City of Binghamton.

The summit will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will be held in Room 275 of Falk College’s White Hall on the Syracuse University campus. The registration fee is $10. For a full event schedule and online registration form, visit the Upstate Data Summit website.

News – NSF Statement on Artificial Intelligence for American Industry

May 10, 2018

On May 10, 2018, the White House convened academic researchers, industry experts and federal leaders at an event on Artificial Intelligence for American Industry. National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova participated in the event and issued the following statement.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming every segment of American industry. It is making agriculture more precise and efficient, giving us new medical diagnostics that save lives, and creating the promise of autonomous transportation and advanced manufacturing. NSF is proud to stand with the White House and the rest of the federal science and technology enterprise to ensure that our nation’s values are reflected in the development of critical technologies such as AI. NSF’s investments to nurture AI over the last several decades have laid the foundation upon which today’s breakthroughs are being built.

As we look even further into the future, NSF is supporting fundamental research to bring AI technologies to maturity, thereby enhancing the lives of all Americans. These AI advances span how computer systems represent knowledge, learn, process spoken and written language, and solve problems; and demonstrate how they ultimately appreciate intent, meaning and understanding more like humans. Today, NSF invests over $100 million annually to support AI research.

In addition to funding researchers who are exploring the frontiers of AI, we are also making investments that will lead to a more data-capable, 21st-century workforce with the skills to harness all the potential benefits that AI can offer. As part of these investments, we are supporting approaches that will expand our understanding of continuing education and adult retraining to address how AI reshapes and provides new opportunities for American workers.

The effects of AI will be profound. To stay competitive, all companies will, to some extent, have to become AI companies. We are striving to create AI that works for them, and for all Americans.

-NSF-