October 3, 2011
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Poster Session Showcases SBI Interns
September 1, SBI's
summer interns shared their research experiences through a scientific
poster session held at the Memorial Union. Read more about the 2011
interns and their poster session.
Thursday, October 6 4:00pm. Smart Tracer Reveals Spatial Patterns of Microbial Respiration in Streams (Geology Colloquium, Fall 2011). Roy Haggerty, Department of Geosciences Held on campus at Gilfillan Auditorium. FMI: http://geo.science.oregonstate.edu/Geology_Seminar.
Wednesday, November 2
3:30 - 4:30 pm. Refreshments at 3:15 pm. CGRB Seminar Series.
Jay Lennon, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Microbiology and Molecular
Genetics, Michigan State University. Held on campus in OSU ALS 4001.
FMI: Dave Myrold firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, November 3 4:00 pm. Department of Botany and Plant Pathology Fall 2011 Seminar Series. In search of interactions between ammonia-oxidizing and nitrite-oxidizing bacteria Dr. Luis Sayavedra-Soto, Senior Research Associate Professor, BPP, OSU. Held on campus in ALS 4001. FMI: Jeff Stone 737-5260. Department of Botany and Plant Pathology Fall 2011 Seminar Series
Let others in the SBI community know about your upcoming relevant seminars - email email@example.com with details.
See the SBI Calendar for national and international events.
Opportunities for Students
Fulbright Program for U.S. Students. The U.S. Student
Fulbright Program operates in more than 140 countries worldwide; grants
are available in all fields of study. You can apply if you are a
graduating senior; hold a B.S./B.A. degree; or are a master's or
doctoral degree candidate and are thinking of studying, teaching or
conducting research abroad. Contact Marit Legler
OSU Fulbright Advisor for more information.
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology. The
fellowships encourage independence at an early stage of the
research career to permit Fellows to pursue their
research and training goals in the most appropriate research locations
regardless of the availability of funding for the Fellows at that
site. For FY 2011, these BIO programs are
(1) Broadening Participation in Biology and
(2) Intersections of Biology
and Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Applications
due: October 11, 2011.
Xi, Research Grants for Undergraduate and Graduate Students.
Sigma Xi, a scientific organization, offers grants-in-aid to fund
research in science and engineering disciplines. Grant amounts range
from $100 to $1,000 (with an average award of $600). Deadlines
are October 15 and March 15 annually.
2011 EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowships For Graduate
Environmental Study - These prestigious awards provide two to
four years of full graduate support. Several research topics relate to
the subsurface biosphere including global change, water quality:
hydrogeology and surface water, science & technology for
sustainability: energy among others. Applications due
November 8, 2011.
Graduate Research Fellowships. Consider applying for one of
these prestigious fellowships! They provide three years of support for
graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees
and are intended for students who are in the early stages of their
graduate study. Applications are due November 14-18,
depending on discipline.
ASM invites dedicated
undergraduate faculty in science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics to join the distinguished roster of educators who have
benefitted from ASM's faculty programs institutes. Now through November
15, 2011, is the time to apply for the ASM/JGI
Institute: Incorporating Bioinformatics Research in Undergraduate
Education, which will be held March 7-10, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
Learn more at http://www.facultyprograms.org.
Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART)
Scholarship for Service Program for
undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program
aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers
working at DoD laboratories. Applications due December
2011 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For
Undergraduate Environmental Study - Eligible students will
receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate
study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer
between their junior and senior years. The fellowship provides up to
$19,700 per academic year of support and up to $9,500 of support for a
three-month summer internship. Applications
due December 12, 2011.
Undergraduate Research Capstone. The ASM Committee
on Minority Education invites undergraduate students from
under-represented minority groups to apply for the ASM Undergraduate
Research Capstone, a program that helps participants pursue graduate or
professional training by providing them with opportunities to present
their microbiological-sciences-related research. Applications for the
2012 capstone are being accepted until December
15, 2011. Applicants must submit abstracts to the ASM
as capstone awards are contingent upon abstract acceptance to this
event. A detailed description of the capstone program and an
application form are available from http://www.asm.org/urc.
Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) - Three year
doctoral fellowships for degrees in many fields including biosciences,
geosciences, engineering and others. Applications due
December 16, 2011.
Opportunities for Faculty
(listed by due date)
State of Oregon: General Research Fund, Fall 2011 (OSU, The Research Office Incentive Programs) 10/17/2011
OSU: L.L. Stewart Faculty Development Award. Up to $2,200 for professional development activities that have a clear connection to the enhancement of teaching and student learning at OSU. 10/31/2011
Dissertation Improvement Grants in the Directorate for Biological
Sciences (DDIG) 11/10/2011
Research Equipment Reserve Fund for Fall 2010 11/14/2011
Chemical Sciences (ECS) 11/30/2011
The SBI has funding available for proposal development
and maintains a
list of external grant opportunities related to the subsurface biosphere.
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