Call for Nominations – The Holberg Prize 2019
Deadline: June 15, 2018
The Holberg Prize is an international research prize awarded to scholars who have made outstanding contributions to research in the arts and humanities, social sciences, law or theology. The prize money amounts to NOK 6 million (EUR 671,000/ appr. USD 760,000). The Holberg Prize was established by the Norwegian Government in 2003 and is awarded annually.
How to nominate?
Scholars holding a position at universities or other research institutions are entitled to nominate candidates for the Holberg Prize.
The Holberg Committee will base its assessment on the letters of nomination (1 page maximum), which must state the reasons for the nomination. Nominations should also contain a brief CV for the candidate and suggestions for referees who know the scholar’s work. Joint nominations will not carry extra weight. Nominations are strictly confidential. The 2019 Holberg Prize Laureate will be announced in March 2019.
To submit a nomination, please visit the Holberg Prize website. Letters of nomination must be sent by 15 June 2018. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Solveig Stornes, Project Manager.
Accelerating Discovery: Educating the Future STEM Workforce (AD)
Deadline: January 16, 2019
(Proposals received by July 2, 2018 will be considered for FY 2018 Funding)
The NSF’s Education and Human Resources Directorate (EHR) seeks to invest in projects that can educate the STEM workforce to advance discovery in the six research Big Ideas: Harnessing the Data Revolution; The Future of Work; Navigating the New Arctic; Multi-messenger Astrophysics; The Quantum Leap; and Understanding the Rules of Life. In addition to developing and implementing novel educational and/or training programs, these projects should simultaneously generate new knowledge about effective STEM education, by studying such programs and exploring related issues.
Specifically, NSF accepts proposals to support education research and development projects focused on re- or up-skilling the existing workforce; developing the skilled technical workforce; and/or preparing those at the undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral fellow/early career levels. We encourage projects to partner with industry, public, and private sectors to define the needs of tomorrow’s workforce and develop educational and learning strategies to meet those needs. Proposals should address near-, mid-, and long-term challenges and opportunities facing the development of STEM professionals or anticipate new structures and functions of the STEM learning and teaching enterprise. Proposers are encouraged to include approaches that have the potential to increase and diversify participation in STEM. All proposals should contribute to one or more of the six research Big Ideas.
EHR is particularly interested in supporting innovative education research and development in two Big Ideas: The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF) and Harnessing the Data Revolution for 21st Century Science and Engineering (HDR). Projects of interest include: innovative uses of technology and big data to understand learning; educational approaches that prepare tomorrow’s innovators to use technology and big data to understand the natural world; effects of advances in intelligent agents on STEM teaching and learning; and evaluation of disruptive educational interventions on long-term student outcomes.
Space Technology Research Institutes Appendix
NOI Due: July 1, 2018
Pre Proposal Due: July 30, 2018 at 5:00pm ET
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters has released a solicitation, titled Space Technology Research Institutes (STRI), as an appendix to the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) umbrella NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled “Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion 2018 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2018), on May 31, 2018. The solicitation is available by visiting the URL: http://tinyurl.com/NASA-18STRI
The Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking to invest, via research institutes, in university-led, multi-disciplinary basic research and technology development within particular areas of strong interest to NASA and the wider aerospace community. The institutes construct allows for the participation of experts from a wide range of fields and organizations in a single distributed research structure, enabling greater progress and benefit for all involved. The institutes approach facilitates a more focused and coordinated set of research and development efforts than typically arise from separate solicitations and individual research grants. In addition, because the institute maintains this focus for several years, more effective and substantial research progress is envisioned for the featured high priority research areas. An awarded institute will typically be 5 years in duration and up to $15M total over the 5-year period. Only accredited U.S. universities are eligible to submit proposals; teaming with other universities is required, and teaming with non-profit entities and industry is permitted. See Appendix section 3.0 for full list of eligibility requirements. The award instrument will be a grant.
The Appendix exclusively seeks proposals that are responsive to the following topics:
- Revolutionary Propulsion for Rapid Deep Space Transit
- Smart Deep Space Habitats (SmartHabs)
The financial and programmatic support for STRI comes from the Space Technology Research Grants Program within the Space Technology Mission Directorate. Awards are planned to start in Spring 2019. Proposals are being solicited via a two-step process where preliminary proposals are mandatory and only those invited may submit a full proposal. NASA plans to make approximately 2 awards as a result of this STRI solicitation, subject to the availability of funds and receipt of meritorious proposals. The actual number of awards will depend on the quality of the proposals received; NASA reserves the right to make no awards under this solicitation.
All preliminary proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES or through Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) by an authorized organizational representative. Notices of Intent (strongly encouraged) are due by July 2, 2018 with preliminary proposals due on or before July 30, 2018, 5 pm Eastern with invited full proposals targeted for November 5, 2018, 5 pm Eastern. Detailed submission instructions and due dates are provided in the solicitation. Potential proposers and their proposing organizations are urged to familiarize themselves with the submission system(s), ensure they are registered in NSPIRES, and submit the required proposal materials well in advance of the deadline.
Technical and programmatic comments and questions may be addressed by e-mail to the Space Technology Research Grants Program Executive, Claudia Meyer, at hq-STMD-STRI@mail.nasa.gov. Responses to inquiries will be answered by e-mail and may also be included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents located on the NSPIRES page associated with the solicitation; anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.
It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the Internet site for the release of amendments (if any).
NAI Fellows Nominations Are Open!
Deadline: July 31, 2018
We invite you to nominate your peers and colleagues. Nominees must be a named inventor on patent(s) issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and must be affiliated with a university, non-profit research institute or other academic entity.
Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.
For more information on the NAI Fellows Program visit the NAI Fellows program page.
Nominations may be made through the NAI Inventors Portal.