Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP)

Nominations are being accepted for “individuals who have used, applied, or remixed scientific research – published through Open Access – to make a difference in science, medicine, business, technology or society as a whole.”

The ASAP Program seeks to build awareness and encourage the use of scientific research — published through Open Access — in transformative ways. The program illuminates how the unrestricted exchange of information can advance science and medicine, and benefit society. The ASAP Program also aspires to encourage a new generation of individuals to embrace the application of scientific research published through Open Access.

More information is available online.


Faculty Advancement and Blended Learning Grants Available

The Associated Colleges of the South will accept pre-proposals for Faculty Advancement and Blended Learning Grants until September 12, 2013

Full proposals are due on November 22.

Grants available In the Faculty Advancement area are:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Engaged Learning
  • Learning-Based Pedagogy
  • Undergraduate Research (with emphasis on the humanities)


Sabbatical Fellowships: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers summer and sabbatical opportunities for faculty.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, is a multi-program science andtechnology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) by UT-Battelle, LLC.  Scientists and engineers at ORNL conduct basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions that strengthen the nation’s leadership in key areas of science; increase the availability of clean, abundant energy; restore and protect the environment; and contribute to national security.

Funding Opportunity: Hiett Prize in the Humanities (Deadline 5/12/10)

Sponsored by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture,

The Hiett Prize…is an annual award presented to a person whose work in the humanities shows extraordinary promise and has a significant public component related to contemporary culture. Its purpose is to encourage future leaders in the humanities by 1) recognizing their achievement and their potential and 2) assisting their work through a cash award of $50,000.

The application consists of a 4-page cv, a profile of previous work and a plan for future scholarship. A letter of nomination from a senior scholar is also required.

Opportunity: DOE Faculty-Student Teams (Deadline 2/2010

The Department of Education and NSF invite applications to the FaST program.

The FaST program will support a team comprised of one faculty member and 2 – 3 undergraduate students. The program provides hands-on research opportunities in DOE national laboratories during the summer. The faculty member identifies a mutually beneficial research area amenable to collaboration by the faculty member and the laboratory scientist. Potential areas of collaboration are based upon the Project Descriptions described at the specific DOE Office of Science laboratory.

Student Opportunity: Department of Energy Graduate Fellowships

Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, engineering, environmental science or computers science are encouraged to apply for these new DOE fellowships.

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC) has established the DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship ( DOE SCGF) program to support outstanding students to pursue graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation scientific and technical talent in the U.S.

Funding opportunity: NSA Mathematical Sciences Program (Deadline 11/13/2009)

The National Security Agency Mathematical Sciences Program (MSP)

supports self-directed, unclassified research in the areas of Algebra, Number Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Probability, and Statistics.  The program does not support research in cryptology.

Applicants may apply for standard, Young Investigator and Senior Investigator awards.  U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Funds are also available to support conferences, workshops and special programs.