Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science Sponsor:          Getty (J. Paul) Trust   SYNOPSIS:  The Getty Conservation Institute’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science is a two-year program designed to provide experience in the field of conservation science to a recent PhD recipient in chemistry or the physical sciences who has an interest in the conservation of cultural…

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships Sponsor:          National Research Council   SYNOPSIS:  In 2015, the Ford Fellowship program will award approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships. The predoctoral fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.   Deadline(s):      11/19/2014   Web Site:…

Vincent Roth Fund for Systematic Research

Vincent Roth Fund for Systematic Research Sponsor:          American Arachnological Society SYNOPSIS:  The Vincent Roth Fund for Systematics Research supports work dealing with the systematics of any arachnid group. Deadline(s):      01/15/2015 Web Site: http://www.americanarachnology.org/grants_and_awards/grants_and_awards.html Program URL: http://www.americanarachnology.org/grants_and_awards/research_grants.html

DOD SBIR-Funded Program Meets Most Goals, But Participation by Women/Minorities is Low

DOD SBIR-Funded Program Meets Most Goals, But Participation by Women/Minorities is Low The Department of Defense’s (DOD) SBIR program is meeting three of its four legislative/mission-related goals, according to new study from the National Research Council of the National Academies. The DOD SBIR-funded projects are commercializing at a substantial rate, aligned with the DOD needs,…

Researchers Find ‘Second Tier’ Regions Experiencing Fast Rates of Change in Concentration of High-Skilled Workers

Researchers Find ‘Second Tier’ Regions Experiencing Fast Rates of Change in Concentration of High-Skilled Workers If a concentration of highly skilled workers is an important leading indicator to more widespread economic growth, which regions are leading the way? Using data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) to compare the educational attainment rates of the nation’s…

Over 1,600 Manufacturers Hold Activities in Honor of Manufacturing Day

Over 1,600 Manufacturers Hold Activities in Honor of Manufacturing Day Each year, the first Friday in October marks Manufacturing Day, a quasi-holiday where manufacturers nationwide open their doors to host open houses, tours, workshops, and other events to educate the public on the current state of American manufacturing. Although the phrase “American manufacturing” may conjure…

Combustion and Fire Systems

Combustion and Fire Systems Sponsor:          Directorate for Engineering/NSF   SYNOPSIS:  The Combustion, Fire, and Plasma Systems program supports fundamental research and education relevant to these subjects.  Among the broader societal impacts of the program are cleaner global and local environments, enhanced public safety, improved energy and homeland security, useful new materials, and more efficient manufacturing.…