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Call for Posters – 2018 ECS Research Day

  • The 2018 ECS Research Day is fast approaching. Graduate students have a chance to win as much as $300 in cash prizes for best poster presentations. Please visit the Research Day website to see examples of the 2017 winning posters. Submit your poster for this year’s event by Wednesday, March 21.

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  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering graduate student Seth DeLisle is bringing science to the faceoff position for Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse – Share on Facebook
  • A new film written and directed by Electrical Engineering alum Dr. Saila Kariat ’85 G ’88 ’90 was just released in the U.K. and India after winning awards at many film festivals. It will be released in the U.S. on April 6thShare on Facebook

Funding Opportunities

For Faculty:

Mid-Scale Innovations Program (NSF)

  • Apr 6; the Division of Astronomical Sciences has established a mid-scale program to support a variety of astronomical activities within a cost range up to $30M. This program will be formally divided into four subcategories: 1) limited term, self-contained science projects; 2) longer term mid-scale facilities; 3) development investments for future mid-scale and large-scale projects; and 4) community open access capabilities.

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Core Technology Research (DOE)

  • Apr 30; This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is soliciting applications to develop Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology in order to support fuel cells system manufacturers in addressing issues related to cost and reliability of fuel cells systems.
  • Applications are sought in two areas of interest (AOI) that include AOI 1 – Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC) Core Technology Research and AOI 2 – Core Technology Research and Development (R&D) in Support of Near-Term SOFC Power Systems Prototype Tests.

Preliminary Design and Techno-Economic Analysis of MWe-Class Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems (DOE)

  • May 7; The mission of the DOE FE Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) program is to enable the efficient generation of low-cost electricity for (a) 2nd Generation natural gas-fueled SOFC DG systems and modular, coal-fueled systems and (b) Transformational coal or natural gas-fueled utility-scale systems with carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). The program supports the overarching goals of the Clean Coal and Carbon Management Research Program (CCCMRP) through the collaboration between the R&D that addresses the technical and economic barriers to commercial viability and the development and deployment of SOFC power systems that validate those solutions.

Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Advancing Cognitive and Physical Capabilities (NSF)

  • Jun 4; This solicitation focuses on advancing cognitive and physical capabilities in the context of human-technology interactions. The solicitation will support two themes: Theme 1 will focus on Foundations for Augmenting Human Cognition and Theme 2 will focus on Embodied Intelligent Cognitive Assistants. In shaping projects responsive to these two themes, PIs consider the importance of understanding, anticipating, and shaping the larger implications at the individual, institutional, corporate, and national levels, including issues arising from the needs or consequences for training and education.

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (NSF)

  • Jun 4; The objective of the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program is to develop, deploy and integrate security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity, resilience and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow. These awards provide solutions that both ensure the provenance of research data and reduce the complexity of protecting research data sets regardless of funding source.

Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (NSF)

  • The Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) program is a broad-based research program with the goal of understanding the behavior of atmospheric regions from the middle atmosphere upward through the thermosphere and ionosphere into the exosphere in terms of coupling, energetics, chemistry, and dynamics on regional and global scales. These processes are related to the sources of perturbations that propagate upward from the lower atmosphere as well as to solar radiation and particle inputs from above. The activities within this program combine observations from ground based and space based platforms, theory and modeling.

Geospace Environment Modeling (NSF)

  • Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) is a broad-based research program investigating the physics of the Earth’s magnetosphere and the coupling of the magnetosphere to the atmosphere and to the solar wind. The goal of the GEM program is to make accurate predictions of the geospace environment by developing physical understanding of the large-scale organization and dynamics from observations, theory, and increasingly realistic models.

Dear Colleague Letter: Enabling Quantum Leap in Chemistry (NSF)

  • This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) emphasizes molecular approaches towards problems in quantum computing, sensing, communicating, etc. Suitable topic areas to address in EAGER proposals and supplemental funding request include (but are not limited to): quantum algorithms for the simulation of chemical systems, including hybrid quantum-classical algorithms; identification and exploration of the boundaries between classical and quantum computation in relation to chemical applications; quantum machine learning for chemistry; quantum optical tools for chemistry; bottom-up design, synthesis, and application of chemical qubits.
  • For further information on various areas of research please visit the link.

For Students:

Organization of American Studies: Academic Scholarship Program (Graduate Studies or Graduate Research)

  • Apr 30; The Organization of American States is the world’s oldest regional organization. The promotion of education and the increase of educational opportunities in the Western Hemisphere are among the top priorities for the OAS. Without it, the progress achieved by the nations of the region can severely be hampered in the future. The OAS, therefore, takes its responsibilities to help foster an increased focus on education very seriously by offering various forms of financial assistance and opportunities to those who both need and want them the most.

Jack E. Leisch Memorial National Graduate Fellowship

  • May 1; The fellowship is a memorial to the outstanding professional accomplishments and contributions of Jack E. Leisch, M. ASCE to the fields of geometric design, traffic engineering and transportation planning. The fellowship is supported by the income from donations in Mr. Leisch’s honor.

International Association for Mathematical Geosciences: Computers

  • May 31; Scholarships will be awarded every year, to early career scientists working in the field of computational geosciences or geo-informatics. The awarded funds may be used either to support the applicant’s project in their home institution or to undertake a period of research at a different university or commercial/industry laboratory.

Centennial Scholarships: Royal Aeronautical Society

  • May 31; The sponsor is particularly keen to support projects of national reach which aim to encourage and increase the number of young people in the fields of aviation and/or aerospace engineering and relevant subjects such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

National Energy Technology Laboratory Professional Internship Program

  • Jun 1; This program is designed to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to the challenges of conducting energy research. It is an opportunity to network with world-class scientists using state-of-the-art equipment and to expand students’ knowledge in their field of study while exposing them to new areas of basic and applied research. Participants interact daily with assigned mentors who guide research activities during the internship. These research activities help transition classroom theory into hands-on experience, helping provide answers to today’s pressing scientific questions.

National Inventor’s Hall of Fame: Collegiate Inventors Competition

  • Jun 5; The National Inventors Hall of Fame’s Collegiate Inventors Competition, an annual competition that rewards innovations, discoveries, and cutting-edge research by college students and their faculty advisers, announces its 2017 Call for Submissions.

ABC Humane Wildlife Control

  • Jun 26; ABC Wildlife is introducing a scholarship designed to increase the number of women studying and influencing the future of science, including technology, engineering and math.
  • This program is for individuals studying or planning to study the fields of science (excluding social sciences i.e. economics), engineering, mathematics, or technology.
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