SD EPSCoR Impacts

Posted on: February 22, 2018   |   Category: Uncategorized

SD EPSCoR Impacts for the Week of February 22, 2018:

  • Don’t forget to register for NSF Day at South Dakota State University (SDSU), which will be held March 29, 2018, in the Volstorff Ballroom at the SDSU Student Union. This day-long workshop will provide background on the Foundation, its mission, priorities, and budget. Attendees will learn about proposal writing, NSF’s merit review process, and programs that fall within NSF’s seven directorates, as well as funding opportunities that cross disciplinary boundaries. If you are a South Dakota resident or an employee of a SD entity, and you register before March 21st, you are eligible for SD EPSCoR to pay 50 percent of the registration fee and have your travel costs covered. Travel arrangements are being organized by your institution’s Sponsored Programs Office, see the website for details.
  • The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science has announced that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation 1. Applications are due Tuesday, May 15, 2018. The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. Questions may be directed to the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in the 2018 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between October 29, 2018 and March 4, 2019.