Monthly Archives: March 2013

Webinar on NSF CAREER grants Thursday April 18

NSF logoThe Office of Research Services and Project Management will host a webinar, “How to Write a Competitive NSF CAREER Proposal,” for assistant professors in the STEM disciplines.  The webinar will be held in the Fort IRC, Room 410,  from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday April 18. Registration is not required.

The webinar will cover:

  • How to decide when and if to apply for a CAREER grant
  • How to position yourself and your research to be competitive for a CAREER
  • How to structure your proposal
  • How to develop an educational plan
  • Keys to success and common mistakes to avoid
  • A step-by-step discussion of each section of the proposal and what it needs to tell the reviewers
  • How to analyze reviews and decide whether to revise and resubmit
  • Questions and Answers

Additional materials, including example proposal sections, proposal outlines and helpful resources, will be included.

The speaker will be Lucy Deckard, president of Academic Research Funding Strategies, a  research-funding consulting firm.

Click here for information on  the NSF CAREER program.

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State senator: 16 UNC campuses may be too many; “We might need to go from 16 down to 15, 14 …”

“I think our members definitely envision that there could be some consolidation between campuses, and we might need to go from 16 down to 15, 14, something like that.”

— State Sen. Pete Brunstetter, co-chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee

Click here for more on the possible closing of entire UNC  campuses.

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Ag Research Seminars to be held Thursday

Flyer for 2013 Ag Research Seminars

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Talk on meprin metalloproteases in kidney diesease

Talk on kidney disease by Dr. Moige Ongeri, March 20, 2013

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Life science product show at JSNN tomorrow

Flyer for life science product show @ JSNN March 19, 2013

NSF CREST Bioenergy Center Spring Seminar: Thermochemical Processing of Biomass

Book cover: "Thermochemical Processing of Biomass"

Dr. Robert Brown’s book, “Thermochemical Processing of Biomass”

Dr. Robert Brown of Iowa State University will speak on “Thermochemical Processing of Biomass” for the spring seminar presented by the NSF CREST Bioenergy Center.

The seminar will be held on Thursday March 28, 11:00 a.m., in the New Science Building Room 200.

Thermochemical processing uses heat and catalysts to transform biomass to fuels and biobased chemicals. Thermochemical processing includes gasification, pyrolysis, and solvolysis, each of which has its advantages and challenges.  Dr. Brown’s talk will provide an overview of these processing options along with the results of recent studies at Iowa State University.

Dr. Brown is Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University.  He is the director of ISU’s Bioeconomy Institute and the Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies. His research focuses on the thermochemical processing of biomass and fossil fuels into energy, fuels, and chemicals.

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NSF grant proposal workshop April 25

SAve the date flyer for NSF proposal workshop, Thursday April 25