February 15, 2006

Upcoming Funding Opportunities for Faculty

SBI Proposal Development Grants For Multidisciplinary Research, Research Centers, Research Partnerships, Equipment - The SBI is seeking requests from faculty that will aid in the development of proposals for externally funded grants for: multidisciplinary research, research centers, research partnerships, or for equipment. The maximum amount of an SBI award will be $10K, which can be used to fund salary (release time, summer salary, and increases in FTE up to 1.0) for generating the proposal, clerical support, cost share, or matching funds for equipment. FMI: http://sbi.oregonstate.edu/research/smallgrants.htm

Call for Participants for OSU Proposal to the Superfund Basic Research Program - The SBRP program is funded by the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences and has an April 2007 deadline. The OSU goal is to create a multi-project, multi-disciplinary center that integrates basic biomedical research with related ecological or engineering projects. The emphasis for the OSU application will be on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Centers must focus on multiple levels of investigation including, but not limited to: mechanisms of action, environmental fate, transport, biomarkers, complex mixtures, epidemiology, and remediation. OSU investigators interested in participating should submit a one-page pre-proposal consisting of tentative project title, description, significance, and specific aims by February 20, 2006. FMI: Sandy Segna, Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Center, at sandy.segna@oregonstate.edu, 737-6530.

National Research Initiative: Microbial Genome Sequencing Program FY 2006 - As a collaborative, interagency effort, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture invite research proposals (i) to support high-throughput sequencing of the genomes of microorganisms (including viruses, bacteria, archaea, fungi, oomycetes, protists and agriculturally important nematodes) and (ii) to develop and implement strategies, tools and technologies to make currently available genome sequences more valuable to the user community. Submission Deadline: March 2. FMI: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5688&org=BIO&from=home

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Upcoming Funding Opportunities for Students

SBI Summer 2006 Undergraduate Internships - SBI will offer paid internships for undergraduates to work on research projects related to the subsurface biosphere. The goal of these internships is to provide undergraduates with rewarding research experiences at OSU that will stimulate their interest in the subsurface biosphere and encourage them to pursue graduate studies. The program will focus on, but is not limited to, under-represented minority and women students. The application deadline is April 15. FMI: http://sbi.oregonstate.edu/education/interns.htm.

Sigma Xi Research Grants - March 15 is the deadline for Sigma Xi grants of up to $1,000 to support undergraduate and graduate student research in any field of science and engineering including social sciences. There are no citizenship restrictions for these grants. International students and non-U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate or graduate students in a degree program are eligible. FMI: http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 22 3:30-4:30PM. Exploring Chemical Space in the Plant World. Natasha Raikhel, Dept. of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside. ALS 4001. FMI: http://www.cgrb.orst.edu/events/seminars2005-06.html.

Monday, February 27 1:30-3:00PM. Water Resources Graduate Program Open House. Includes a poster session by Oregon State University graduate students who are pursuing water-related research. Held on campus at Memorial Union 109. FMI: Mary Santelmann 541.737.1215.

Wednesday, March 8 3:30-4:30PM. Genetics/Genomics of Light Adaptation in Arabidopsis. Justin Borevitz, Dept. of Ecology & Evolution, University of Chicago. ALS 4001. FMI: http://www.cgrb.orst.edu/events/seminars2005-06.html.

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