RF Webinar on NSF PIRE Program
November 30 (12 noon – 1pm), NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Grants
Overview of Webinar: International engagement is increasingly critical to keeping the U.S. globally competitive at the frontiers of knowledge. The PIRE program supports a set of cutting-edge interdisciplinary projects focused on use-inspired research on climate change and/or clean energy in which advances require international collaboration. PIRE projects support team readiness to grow into prominent enduring international hubs of research excellence that advance knowledge, empower communities, and generate discovery and innovative technological solutions at a global scale. PIRE support is intended to scale up and expand research in all science and engineering disciplines and in interdisciplinary areas by enhancing and building partnerships beyond the PIRE funding period and catalyzing readiness to grow to center level activity. PIRE promotes cooperation among scientists and engineers from all nations and enables research at the leading edge of science and engineering by facilitating partnerships with others nationally and internationally, by educating and preparing a diverse, world-class STEM workforce, and by fostering institutional capacity for international collaboration. The PIRE projects should enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in science and engineering in both research and education.
Targeted Audience: CUNY Science and Engineering faculty
Presenters: John Tsapogas, Director, RFCUNY-APPS and Masahiro Kawaji, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, CCNY
Join us on November 30, 2022 at 12 Noon – 1pm
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4551759761003538445
Webinar ID 928-854-515
In connection with the RFCUNY Wednesday Brown Bag Research Webinar – Academic Year 2022/2023
iMERS: Spring ’23 NIH Grant Workshop
SPRING 2023 NIH GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
We’re accepting applications through Tuesday, January 3rd, for our expenses-paid grant writing workshop on the University of Kentucky campus. View our event flyer and workshop ebook for more information. Apply here or below.
Applicants: Faculty at Minority Serving Institutions
Location: University of Kentucky Campus, Lexington, KY
Workshop Date: Mon-Wed, March 27-29, 2023
Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 5:00 PM EDT
Applicants Notified: Early January 2023
Download application instructions
If you’re a faculty member at a Minority Serving Institution with promising research, consider applying for our immersive three-day workshop. Successful applicants will have an expense-paid opportunity to attend didactic lectures, participate in interactive exercises, and work with a faculty mentor for personalized post-workshop support. A Specific Aims draft is optional to apply but providing one will be weighed heavily in the decision-making process.
We encourage applicants to consider their possible workshop participation when scheduling courses and teaching activities for the new semester.
ASRC Communicating Your Science Event Series
Applied Science: A Conversation about STEM Higher Education & Science Communication With Malcolm Gladwell
Join us on December 2, 2022 at 2 p.m. for a special Communicating Your Science event with Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times best-selling author, social commentator and host of the podcast Revisionist History, where he’ll discuss the role that public higher education institutions can play in communicating science and ensuring that STEM education and research data are available and accessible to all.
Malcolm Gladwell’s recently released audio book, I Hate the Ivy League: Riffs and Rants on Elite Education, is a collection of the writer’s podcast episodes on higher education.
During this insightful conversation Gladwell and CUNY Graduate Center Dean for the Sciences Josh Brumberg will discuss:
- The role public higher education institutions have in making science more accessible and valuable to the public
- How we can make STEM education and careers more accessible to underrepresented communities
- How students and faculty at public higher education institutions should be thinking about their roles as science communicators and facilitators of STEM education access
- What being a reporter revealed about communicating with the public
Please register to attend. There will be time for Q&A.
Panel Discussion on the NSF LEAPS-MPS Program
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 3 – 4pm.
Topic: NSF LEAPS-MPS Program
Panelists: Diana Hubbard (Brooklyn College), Vincent Martinez (Hunter College), Nicholas Vlamis (Queens College), all recipients of the LEAPS-MPS awards
Register at: RSVP for the LEAPS-MPS Discussion (encouraged but not required)
Zoom Info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89690957244 Meeting ID: 896 9095 7244
Event Flyer: Flyer
Description The NSF LEAPS-MPS Program was recently launched (in 2021) with the goal to support Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) principal investigators in launching their research careers such that LEAPS-MPS awards are followed by competitive CAREER or individual-investigator grant submissions. It is particularly suitable for our junior faculty at CUNY because of its emphasis in institutions that do not traditionally receive significant amounts of NSF-MPS funding, such as some minority-serving institutions (MSIs), predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs), and Carnegie Research 2 (R2) universities. LEAPS-MPS has the additional goal of achieving excellence through diversity and aims to broaden participation to include members from groups historically excluded and currently underrepresented in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences, including Blacks and African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native Pacific Islanders.
In this panel discussion, our CUNY colleagues who have just received the LEAPS-MPS awards will share their experience in the application process. This will be a virtual event through a zoom meeting. Questions can be asked through the registration form, or during the panel.
In addition to this panel, NSF will have a Webinar on Nov. 30, 2022. Information available at MPS LEAPS Webinar. We expect the NSF webinar to be more on the regulations and advice from NSF’s viewpoint, while our panel is more of a conversation with the award winners of the program. Both events are worthwhile for those interested in the program.
Reminder for the NSF LEAPS-MPS program
Previously, we posted information about the NSF LEAPS-MPS Program. Here, we would like to remind you about this program and deadline. The goal of this program is to help launch the careers of pre-tenure faculty in Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) fields at institutions that do not traditionally receive significant amounts of NSF funding, such as some minority-serving institutions (MSIs), predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs), and Carnegie Research 2 (R2) universities. The deadline for full proposal submission is January 26, 2023. This program is a great fit for our junior colleagues in mathematical and physical sciences.
For those interested in this program, consider attending the NSF Webinar on Nov. 30, 2022. Information available at MPS LEAPS Webinar (11/30/2022) – November 30, 2022
At Home with Queens College Event Series
This is an event series hosted by the QC Office of Alumni Relations. Information for the next talk are
Title: Detection and Characterization of Magma Accumulation Zone at Orca Submarine Volcano (Bransfield Strait, Antarctica)
Speaker: Dax Soule, Assistant Professor, QC School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and CUNY Graduate Center
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 4 – 5pm, virtual meeting via zoom.
More information about this lecture series, including abstracts and future talks, are available at https://qccommunity.qc.cuny.edu/pages/alumni-pages/alumni-upcoming-events
Recording for Workshop on Federally Funded Res Guidelines
Previously, we posted the event Workshop on New Guidelines for Federally Funded Research, which was held on Oct, 26, 2022. Now the video recording of this event is available at
Extended deadline for Con Edison Social and Behavioral Research Award
Con Edison Social and Behavioral Research Award
Extended Deadline Sunday, November 20, 2022, 11:59PM
The CUNY Office of K-16 Initiatives is requesting proposals from social and behavioral research projects in support of Con Edison’s goal of increasing public awareness of gas safety and of the importance of reporting natural gas odors. Eligible projects are those that aim to better understand factors that may or may not prompt community members to contact Con Edison or call 911 when they detect a gas leak or gas odor.
Research areas may include but are not limited to:
- Exploring the question that has troubled the utility industry for decades: what does and does not prompt the public to notify a utility or 911 of a detected gas leak?
- Determining the efficacy of odor alarms vs. nuisance alarms
- Measuring the effectiveness of Con Edison’s current education campaign: Smell Gas, Act Fast
- Assessing the effectiveness of public health messaging:
- Enabling utility companies to learn from other public health messaging
- Demonstrating how public awareness programs have guided and influenced human behavior
Faculty researchers in the areas of public health, human and social behavior, and public affairs or any other relevant fields are encouraged to apply. We especially invite applicants from the following: Hunter College Urban Planning Department, the Silberman School of Social Work, the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch, the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, and other departments of urban studies.
We anticipate awarding 5-8 projects with funding levels of $25,000-$35,000 in 2022. Please see the <a href="http://<!– wp:paragraph –> <p>https://www.cuny.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/media-assets/Con-Edison-Social-and-Behavioral-Research-Award_Guidelines-2.pdf</p> <!– /wp:paragraph –> <!– wp:paragraph –> <p></p> RFP website. Applications must be submitted via the online application portal. Awardees will be notified by December 19, 2022.
Please direct any inquiries to:
Deputy Director, K-16 Initiatives
NSF-Supported Innovation Workshop hosted by Union College
The NSF just awarded Union College a conference grant focused on Supporting Undergraduate Institutions in Technology and Entrepreneurship Development (SUITED). One of the goals is to introduce our researchers to all of the expanded opportunities that now exist within the new NSF TIP (Technology, Innovation and Partnerships) Directorate.
Please go to https://www.union.edu/suited and register by December 12, 2022. Part 1 is free and open to all, but space is limited. Teams for the in person part 2 and part 3 sessions will be selected from the part 1 participants.
Moving Research from Lab to Marketplace
What: A gathering at which science and engineering faculty and administrators from primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) engage with representatives from funding agencies and entrepreneurs, with the aim of identifying and surmounting barriers to broader participation in Deep Tech Development, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship at PUIs.
Why: Technology Innovation and Partnership (TIP) activities can support your core academic research, education, and broader societal missions. Learn, from those who have done it, how to overcome institutional challenges to participating in and obtaining support for TIP activities. Share your successes, receive feedback on plans, and build a like-minded community of interest around supporting TIP at undergraduate institutions. Provide feedback to NSF to help shape their policies and programs to better address the particular needs of and barriers faced by PUI’s in participating in and obtaining support for TIP activities.
Who: Individuals or teams of science and engineering faculty, academic deans, grants and tech transfer office administrators, and other research leaders at PUIs who are interested in any or all of the above.
When: Part 1, January 12 and 13 (via Zoom, 12 to 5 PM Eastern US). Parts 2 & 3 mid- to late 2023.
Where: Part 1, Online, hosted by Union College. Part 2 in person at Union College, and Part 3 in person at Union College
How: Go to https://www.union.edu/suited and register by December 12. Part 1 is free and open to all, but space is limited. Teams for part 2 and part 3 will be selected from part 1 participants.
For more information, check the website or contact John Blaho, Director, CUNY Industrial-Academic Research at John.Blaho@cuny.edu.