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Information for Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships 2018

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 18:02

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PDF: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18104/nsf18104.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179

Document Number: nsf18104

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NSF, NIEHS award $30 million for new research on links among oceans, lakes and human health

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 06:00

Summer 2018. The west coast of Florida. A red tide spreading along this Gulf of Mexico shoreline has killed millions of fish, threatened the health of human residents and affected tourism in the region. Nationwide, such harmful algae blooms cost an estimated $50 million each year.

What led to the Florida "bloom" of harmful algae, and what short- and long-term effects might it have on people and other animals -- and on the gulf ecosystem?

To study the effects of harmful algae ...
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NSF awards nearly $6M to advance STEM graduate education training

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 16:05

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program recently awarded $5.8 million to 12 new projects that will pilot, test and validate innovative approaches in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education.

"These investments by NSF will help us identify advances in graduate education that address current and future STEM workforce needs," said Jim Lewis, NSF acting assistant director for Education and Human Resources. ...
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Engineering biology through DNA’s environment

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:00

To advance the engineering of biology at the molecular and cellular levels, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $16 million for research to characterize the regulation of gene activity and expression, and to create strategies to modify those processes without altering the DNA sequence.

Chromatin -- a combination of DNA, RNA and proteins within a cell's nucleus -- can be modified by attaching additional molecules. This can cause altered gene expression without actually ...
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Media call: NSF harassment policy next steps

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 10:40

Media are invited to join a one-hour call to learn about actions the National Science Foundation (NSF) is taking within our authority to reduce or eliminate harassment from the U.S. scientific and engineering research community.

The call will include updates on a new award term and condition and reporting requirements that NSF proposed in February 2018, and details on enhanced web resources and information to support the ...
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Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) 2017 Programs Brochure

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 16:16

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PDF: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17115/nsf17115.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Document Number: nsf17115

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Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) 2017 Programs Brochure

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 16:16

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PDF: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17115/nsf17115.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_179

Document Number: nsf17115

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New TRIPODS+X awards target Big Data solutions for broad range of research challenges

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 10:00

Building on the success of its 2017 Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) awards, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding $8.5 million in TRIPODS+X grants to expand the scope of the cross-disciplinary TRIPODS institutes into broader areas of science, engineering and mathematics.

In total, NSF will support 19 ...
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NSF funds new integrative approaches to cognitive science, neuroscience

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 00:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded funding to 18 cross-disciplinary projects to conduct innovative research on neural and cognitive systems.

The awards contribute to NSF's investments in support of Understanding the Brain and the BRAIN Initiative, a coordinated research effort that seeks to accelerate the development of new ...
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Scientists launch project to help predict air quality, enhance crop yields

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 06:00

Tracking how air moves at night near the Earth's surface could provide insights into how air pollution spreads and when it's best to apply pesticides.

This week, a team of University of South Carolina (USC) and University of Illinois (U of I) researchers will launch a project to do just that. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the two-month experiment -- called Stable Atmospheric Variability and Transport, or SAVANT -- will run from Sept. 15 to Nov. 15 in and near ...
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NSF INCLUDES takes major step forward with new awards

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 10:57

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued new awards that represent the next major step for its NSF INCLUDES program -- the development of a national network to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by broadening participation in those disciplines.

The U.S. innovation economy increasingly requires skilled STEM workers -- scientists, engineers, technicians and people with STEM backgrounds -- to maintain the nation's status as a ...
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