July 31, 2019
Funding Connection

The American Council of Learned Societies invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines of the  humanities and related social sciences to help scholars devote six to 12 continuous months to full-time research and writing. 

The National Science Foundation’s GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education.

 Regulatory compliance updates
As compliance updates from multiple agencies are being updated frequently, please be sure to stay up to date on the latest policies by visiting the University Research Compliance Office website.
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@k-state.edu.
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.
4-7 p.m.
August 12, 2019
Olathe Horticulture Research and Extension Center 
35230 W 135th St., Olathe, KS

Comprehensive tour of K-State's specialty crop trials featuring presentations by K-State faculty and research staff. Projects include tomato grafting, fruit and vegetable variety trials, high tunnels production systems, post-harvest quality, cover cropping mixes for improved soil health, and more. Stay for a cookout in the shade and recognition ceremony for this year's Growing Growers apprentices.
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
A new budget deal between the White House and congressional leaders means U.S. research agencies could receive increases on the order of the 4% to 5% that Democrats have already proposed for next year. 

Two scientific papers in South Africa have raised questions among critics about the quality — and potential biases — of international peer review.

A lack of gender equity at scientific conferences persists. Michael Lauer, deputy director for extramural research at NIH, notes that tR13 conference grants need to address this concern . Extramural Nexus

U.S. universities battle a security storm in Congress
The threat from China is real, U.S. academic leaders say. But so, too, is the possibility that federal efforts to combat that threat could inhibit the U.S. research enterprise. Sciencemag.org
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