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Yellowstone magma discovery

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 02:00

A team of University of Utah seismologists has discovered a reservoir of hot, partly molten rock hidden 12 to 28 miles beneath Yellowstone's supervolcano--enough to fill the 1000 cubic-mile-Grand Canyon more than 11 times. The pool is over four times larger than a shallower, long-known magma chamber.

The National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded team, developed a new technique that uses both local and distant earthquake data from the University of Utah Seismograph Stations and the ...
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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 01:10
Full Proposal Deadline Date: May 22, 2015
Deadline for REU Site proposals requiring access to Antarctica. All other REU Site proposals must be submitted to the August REU deadline.

Program Guidelines: NSF 13-542

The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and ...
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Science Assistant ((Multi-disciplinary), NSF Wide, AD-01 (Closes: 04/29/2015)

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 06:10

Available Formats:
HTML: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/400925400

Document Number: nsf20150027


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Smaller and cheaper particle accelerators?

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 02:28

Traditionally, particle accelerators have relied on electric fields generated by radio waves to drive electrons and other particles close to the speed of light. But in radio-frequency machines there is an upper limit on the electric field before the walls of the accelerator "break down," causing it to not perform properly, and leading to equipment damage.

In recent years, however, scientists experimenting with so-called "plasma wakefields" have found that accelerating electrons on ...
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Critical Techniques and Technologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Science & Engineering (BIGDATA)

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:10
Full Proposal Deadline Date: May 20, 2015
Full Proposal Due

Program Guidelines: NSF 15-544

The BIGDATA program seeks novel approaches in computer science, statistics, computational science, and mathematics, along with innovative applications in domain science, including social and behavioral sciences, geosciences, education, biology, the physical sciences, and engineering that lead towards the further development of the interdisciplinary field of data science.  The solicitation invites two types of proposals: "Foundations" (F): those developing or ...
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Science Assistant (Multi-disciplinary), NSF-Wide, AD-01 (Closes: 04/28/2015)

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:10

Available Formats:
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Document Number: nsf20150027


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Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:10
Full Proposal Deadline Date: May 15, 2015

Program Guidelines: NSF 14-587

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.

International partnerships are essential to addressing ...
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Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies (Cyberlearning)

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 00:10
Letter of Intent Deadline Date: May 11, 2015
Letter of Intent: Integration (INT) Projects only

Program Guidelines: NSF 14-526

The purpose of the Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies program is to integrate opportunities offered by emerging technologies with advances in what is known about how people learn to advance three interconnected thrusts:

Student Trainee (Adminstrative Support Assistant) - Intern, NSF-Wide, GS-0399-05/06/07 (Closes: 04/21/2015)

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 09:24

Available Formats:
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Document Number: nsf20150025


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National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 00:10
Full Proposal Deadline Date: May 6, 2015
Applies to both tracks

Program Guidelines: NSF 15-542

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program includes two tracks: the ...
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Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

Sat, 04/04/2015 - 00:10
Full Proposal Window: May 4, 2015

Program Guidelines: NSF 15-541

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon, the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components. Advances in CPS will enable capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability that will far exceed the simple embedded systems of today. CPS technology will transform the way people interact with engineered systems -- just as the Internet has transformed the way people interact with ...
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Student Trainee Pathways (Program Assistant) - Intern, NSF Wide, GS-0399-05/06/07 (Closes: 04/17/2015)

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 14:10

Available Formats:
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Document Number: nsf20150026


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New U.S.-Japan collaborations bring Big Data approaches to disaster response

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 17:23

When disaster strikes, it is critical that experts, decision makers and emergency personnel have access to real-time information in order to assess the situation and respond appropriately.

It is equally critical that individuals and organizations have the capacity to analyze the wealth of data generated in the midst of the disaster and its immediate aftermath in order to produce accurate, customized warnings, particularly with the increasing ubiquity of smartphones, mobile apps and ...
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From programmable backbones to advanced 'apps': An end-to-end vision of the future Internet

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 14:10

Ultra-high-speed and programmable networks have the potential not only to make the Internet faster, more secure and more accessible, but also to enable completely new kinds of applications that can transform how we live, work, learn and communicate.

Cities across the country with gigabit network connectivity, from Chattanooga, ...
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Program Specialist, NSF, GS-0301-7/9 MP (Closes: 04/10/2015)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:10

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Document Number: nsf20150018


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Program Specialist, NSF, GS-0301-9/11 MP (Closes: 04/10/2015)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:10

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Document Number: nsf20150019


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Beyond Today's Internet

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:29

By investing in future Internet architectures, networking protocols and applications, and communities of researchers, NSF continues to advance the capabilities afforded by the Internet.
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Modeling and predicting severe storms

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 15:28

Hurricanes, tornadoes and solar eruptions can have profound effects on America's economy, public safety and well-being.

A noon lunch briefing next Tuesday at the Senate Visitor's Center on Capitol Hill, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, will provide an overview of the current state of storm research.

In particular, panelists will discuss work to improve risk assessment and hazard preparedness in order to ...
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