July 24, 2019
Funding Connection

Greenwall Foundation’s  Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics  

A career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. 

The Russell Sage Foundation's  Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context  

Supporting innovative research on decision making across the social sciences that examines causes, consequences, processes, or context from a behavioral or alternative perspective.  

National Academy of Education   and the Spencer Foundation   Dissertation Fellowship   program

This program encourages a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. 

Data from the NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium are Publicly Available
Data from the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Department of Defense's Concussion Assessment Research Education, or CARE, consortium is available on the Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research, or FITBIR, Informatics System. CARE is one of the largest prospective longitudinal studies of concussion ever initiated. CARE is sharing data from  34,561 research participants and over 1 million data records Additional information regarding the shared data .
This data is available for all FITBIR account holders and can be used to supplement ongoing research, perform meta-analyses, or used in support of research funding applications. CDMRP on the behalf of the Combat Casualty Care Research Program has an  open funding opportunity,   the FY19 Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program FITBIR Research Analysis Award  to leverage FITBIR data to identify actionable insights for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of TBI. Pre-applications are due at 5 p.m. eastern time on Aug. 7, 2019. All pre-applications must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal .
Meet the new communications coordinator

I am so happy to have joined the Office of the Vice President for Research as communications coordinator in June. Now that I have a solid six weeks under my belt, I wanted to (electronically) introduce myself to those whom I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting.

I am from a small town near Wichita — points if you remember the F5 tornado that came through my hometown in 1990 — and came to Manhattan to attend K-State at the dismay of my Husker-fan father. I graduated with a degree in journalism and mass communication and as my (now) husband already worked for the university, we decided to stay in MHK. Years later (I won't say how many) we couldn't be happier to call it home.

We have two boys, eight and five, and two dogs who keep us very busy, not to mention a yard and landscaping that seems to always need attention! I enjoy reading, knitting and babying my indoor plants — ask me about my fiddle leaf fig!

For the past four years, I worked as a client manager at the Division of Communications and Marketing. In this role, I worked closely with the OVPR and my predecessor in this role. That position gave me many opportunities to learn about and leverage resources that the university has to offer in the way of strategic communications and planning. I know I have big shoes to fill in this role, but look forward to learning from and working with you all.

If we haven't met, please feel free to stop by 102 Anderson the next time you're in the building!

All the best,
Erin Pennington
Events and announcements
Limited-submission opportunities from the Office of Research Development

  • Summer Stipendsfrom the National Endowment for the Humanities, or NEHsupport continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Notifications — working title and a two to three sentence synopsis — and internal preproposals are due Aug. 1, 2019 and Aug. 26, 2019, respectively. Find preproposal guidance. 

  • NSF’s Innovations in Graduate Education, or IGE program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training. Currently, ORD has one of the two slots filled for groups that can go forward to submit an IGE proposal from K-State. If you are interested in submitting, please send a notification — working title and list of team members. This slot will be filled on a first come, first served basis since the original notification deadline of July 1 has passed.

Send all notifications and proposals/pre-proposals stipulated above to  ordlimitedsubs@ksu.edu.
NIH Releases New Video on the “NIH Story”

The National Institutes of Health has produced  a new video  that captures the spirit, mission, community, and the lifesaving work we do at NIH and the more than 2,500 universities, medical schools, and other research institutions in every state and around the world. For many, we are considered the National Institutes of Hope. This video tells the story of NIH and our community, and represents the thousands of people who dedicate their lives to improving health and fighting disease, and operating the biomedical research enterprise that enables this important work.
TODAY, July 24
Noon-1 p.m.

During this informational webinar, Drs. Peng Liu and Jingjing Li of Penn State will discuss the focus of the institute, how it will be structured, and how your organization can join us in building a new university/industry collaboration to expand our ability to address evolving cybersecurity threats to greater energy efficiency in manufacturing industries, develop new cybersecurity technologies and methods, and share information and knowledge to the broader community of U.S. manufacturers.

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. 
Aug. 6

Topic: Intellectual property for food scientists; cannabis; patents and trademarks
Cost: $5 for students; $8 for members; $10 general tickets (*lunch is included)
Speaker: Mr. Van Thomme will be giving a talk on Intellectual Property for Food Scientists; Cannabis, Patents & Trademarks.

Nov. 6-8, 2019
Phoenix, Arizona

If you’ve been searching for an opportunity to learn more about the NIH grants process and perhaps delve into more specific topics to help you do your job…then look no further! The  NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration  provides an array of pre-seminar workshops and sessions over the course of three days that may be just what you’ve been looking for from NIH. Take a peek at what’s offered at our next seminar in Phoenix, Arizona, November 6-8, 2019.

Agency news and trending topics
“Dad jokes” are well known for inducing groans at least as often as laughter. (Case in point: What do you call a bear with no socks on? Barefoot.) However, a new study has found that these inoffensive one liners seem to become funnier with the addition of one simple ingredient: a laugh track.

F or years, Reesa-Marie Dawkins has included on her course syllabi a note to students titled: “When life happens … send me an email.” In several paragraphs, Dawkins, an adjunct professor for the University of Alaska system who teaches statistics and logistics online, describes the kinds of personal challenges students might confront during the term, and urges them to seek her help when they do. “I will help you get through it,” she writes, “(no matter what it is).” chronicle.com

Doing so can enhance your scholarly life and help you advance your career, says Victoria McGovern. Insidehighered.com

Analysis of data on tens of thousands of drug-gene interactions suggests that decentralized collaboration will increase the robustness of scientific findings in biomedical research. elifesciences.org
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