2020 Events | Opportunities
The webinar will be of special interest to graduate students likely to defend in the next year, recent Ph.D. graduates who may be interested in pursuing postdoctoral research at the NIH, or NIH postdocs who began their training on/after June 1, 2019. The PRAT Program is especially interested in ensuring the applicant pool reflects the diversity of the biomedical Ph.D. talent pool, and I am requesting your help in identifying potential candidates.
Webinar information: The webinar will be on Tuesday, July 14, 2:00- 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the webinar, visit the WebEx meeting page and enter the meeting number (access code) 126 419 4975 and the password PRAT. You can also attend by phone by calling 1-650-479-3208 and entering the meeting number. Slides will be posted on the NIGMS PRAT Program website following the webinar.
More information can be found here.
Engineering Change Podcast joins forces with Modern Figures Podcast for a series of live events, “Engineering Change with Modern Figures.” Episode 1, “Leading the Change,” brings together leaders whose work advances equity and inclusion for women and minorities in engineering and other STEM disciplines.
Guests: Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull, Dr. Marcia Allen Owens, Dr. Claudia Rankins, and Dr. Monica F. Cox
Hosts: Dr. Yvette E. Pearson of Engineering Change Podcast, Dr. Kyla McMullen and Dr. Jeremy Waisome of Modern Figures Podcast
You can find the recording here.
Join leading Howard University alumni and other notable speakers as they help you navigate through these unprecedented times as a business leader, innovator, and entrepreneur. The event is also designed to provide the next generation of female entrepreneurs with the keys to success.
The Howard University Women in Business Digital Summit, sponsored at Advancing Black Pathways at JPMorgan Chase & Co will be held on Friday, June 26th from 10 am to 3:15 pm EST.
Submissions are due by June 25, 2020, and there are cash prizes for winners selected by competition judges and the public!
You can register here.
The National Science Foundation is inviting NSF grantees, past or present, to showcase, in the form of a short video (1 to 3 minutes), how forging partnerships, networks, or alliances has contributed to an increase in diversity and inclusion in STEM. The NSF STEM Diversity and Inclusion Video Exhibition Challenge aims to collect innovative, effective, and replicable approaches to building a diverse and inclusive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce through partnerships.
Submissions are due by June 25, 2020, and there are cash prizes for winners selected by competition judges and the public!
You can find more information here.
Talking about Leaving Revisited discusses findings from a five-year study that explores the extent, nature, and contributory causes of field-switching both from and among STEM majors, and what enables persistence to graduation. The book reflects on what has and has not changed in the past three decades, since publication of Talking about Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave the Sciences. The authors of each chapter collaborate to address key questions, drawing on findings from each related study source: national and institutional data, interviews with faculty and students, structured observations and student assessments of teaching methods in STEM gateway courses. Pitched to a wide audience, engaging in style, and richly illustrated in the interviewees’ own words, this book affords the most comprehensive explanatory account to date of persistence, relocation and loss in undergraduate sciences.
You can find more information on the SEA Change events page.
The Department of Mathematics at Pomona College will offer an 6-week virtual program to conduct research in mathematics history. The program, entitled PRiME (Pomona Research in Mathematics Experience), will run from Monday June 15 through Friday July 24, 2020. The program is being sponsored by the National Science Foundation (DMS-1560394).
Students must be undergraduates in good standing, although preference will be given to applicants who will begin either their junior or senior year in the Fall of 2020. National Science Foundation (NSF) funding also requires that participants must be either US Citizens or Permanent Residents.
Applications for the PRiME program should be emailed directly to Edray Goins at email@example.com.
White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference
2020: The Perfect Decade to Accelerate HBCU Competitiveness
September 20-24, 2020
Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
(Stay tuned for the reservations link)
(Please note: There will be programming on Sunday, September 20, Monday, September 21, Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23, 2020, please plan your return travel on September 24, 2020. You don’t want to miss anything!)
NIJ’s Research Assistantship Program – Deadline Feb 27, 2020
The NIJ Research Assistantship Program (RAP) offers highly qualified doctoral students the opportunity to bring their expertise to NIJ to work across offices and program areas to obtain a practical and applied research experience. The RA program is a research focused professional development opportunity for doctoral students. We welcome students from all academic disciplines to apply who wish to connect their research to the criminal justice field. This unique assistantship is an opportunity to learn and contribute to the breadth and depth of science research in which NIJ engages. NIJ provides funds to participating universities to pay salaries and other costs associated with research assistants who work on NIJ research activities in Washington, DC.
The Insight Fellows Program is a seven-week professional training fellowship for graduating students and working professionals looking to transition to thriving careers as data scientists, engineers, and other cutting-edge professionals. Insight takes a unique approach, working closely with partner companies to match Fellows with the hiring teams that represent the best fit for their skills and experience.
Upcoming Deadline & Start Date:
- Next application deadline: May 4
- Session begins: September 8
As we now all too clearly understand, we are in the midst of what could become the worst infectious disease outbreak of our time—a contagion so serious that in a short time it has resulted in public health emergencies around the globe, disrupted the global economy, and has changed the very way we live. But we’re not defenseless. Today, we not only understand the nature of pathogens more than ever before, but we also have unprecedented capabilities and tools to fight them.
Over the next several weeks, the Board on Higher Education of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will be hosting a series of conversations to bring together academic, industry, government, and civic leaders across the country to understand the varied facets of what has happened so far, what is currently happening, and what is expected to happen in the weeks and months ahead. Each conversation will focus on a specific topic related to how the 4,000+ colleges and universities—and the researchers who work there—are supporting the response efforts.
Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global-X Challenge – Deadline April 15, 2020
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global-X Challenge encourages international, multi-disciplinary science and technology partnership in naval-relevant topic areas. More specifically, the goal of this initiative is to award grants of up to $750,000 to address the following capability challenges:
- Tailored Material and Manufacturing;
- Multifunctional Maritime Films for Persistent and Survivable Platforms and Warfighters; and
- Object Detection and Identification in any Medium.
ONR Global invites outstanding international researchers to form multi-national, multi-disciplinary teams to address one or more of the three capability challenges listed above. Details about the Global-X Challenge are posted on ONR’s website and on grants.gov via the links provided below:
- ONR’s website — https://www.onr.navy.mil/work-with-us/funding-opportunities/special-notices
- grants.gov — https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326462
As an important note: a kick-off webinar for the Global-X Challenge is scheduled for Thursday, Apr 23rd at 7:00 AM EDT. The webinar is free and open for registration at the link below:
The webinar will be recorded and available for later review on Global-X website.
Virtual ACS Career Day Atlanta
Get ready for Virtual career development!
Career Navigator LIVE is offering its first virtual Career Day for Atlanta chemists on Saturday, May 2 at 9 am/ET. Register today to save your spot to participate in LIVE interactive career development. Our team of experts and ACS Career Consultants will answer your questions and teach you how to advance your career.
NSF Funding Opportunities for Research on the Impact of COVID19 on Undergraduate STEM Education
NSF has encouraged submission of proposals related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), as described in the Dear Colleague Letter at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20052/nsf20052.jsp?org=NSF.
DUE is specifically interested in research on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on undergraduate education. The outbreak has altered undergraduate education in unforeseen ways, including forcing temporary closures and unplanned switches to online classes. DUE thinks that research about the impacts of such responses on students and educators could provide important new knowledge about STEM learning, virtual learning environments, the impact of stress on learning, and many other important topics.
If you are engaged in such research or would like to do so, we encourage you to consider submitting a proposal to any of our relevant funding programs including the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE): EHR program, the IUSE:HSI program, the S-STEM program, the ATE program, the Noyce Program, and the ECR Core research program. (See https://www.nsf.gov/funding/programs.jsp?org=DUE)
Alternatively (or in addition), if you have an urgent research need or opportunity, you may consider submitting proposals via the following funding mechanisms:
1. Submit a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) proposal.
See Chapter II.E.1 of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
2. Request supplemental support for your existing award.
See Chapter VI.E.4 of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
3. Organize a conference or workshop.
See Chapter II.E.7 of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
Possible topics of interest for these funding mechanisms include, but are not limited to, research on the effectiveness of switching from an in-person to a completely online educational format and research on how the outbreak affects student attitudes, interests, and performance in STEM.
Linton-Poodry SACNAS Leadership Institute (LPSLI) – Deadline May 4, 2020
LPSLI provides premier training for motivated professionals interested in advancing their leadership of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all sectors of STEM. The five-day intensive training focuses on cultivating influence, advocacy training, and building a strong network of like-minded peers for continued collaboration and support.
NIJ Native Student Travel Scholarship Program – Deadline April 15, 2020
Are you an American Indian or Alaska Native student who is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program AND are you interested in issues related to public safety, crime, and justice?
Would you like to learn how your education can be used to solve complex issues in these fields?
If so, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) would like to help you explore science in criminal justice and public safety through conference scholarships!
To enhance diversity in the field of criminal justice, NIJ will support 15 American Indian and Alaska Native students to attend criminal justice-related conferences. Students will explore how their educational backgrounds apply to issues of crime and justice. They will meet researchers and practitioners engaged in similar work. Conferences will expose students to innovative and evidence-based scientific and technological solutions to justice issues.
NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship – Deadline April 15, 2020
The NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) program supports doctoral students engaged in research that advances NIJ’s mission. The goal of the GRF program is to increase the pool of scholars engaged in research that addresses the challenges of crime and justice in the United States, particularly at the state and local levels. The GRF supports students in all social and behavioral sciences (SBS) disciplines, as well as in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).