Communicating with Venture Capitalists and Donors Seminar – 9/27

Want to improve your odds at getting financial backing for your great idea?

Communicating about your research to catch the attention of venture capitalists, non-scientific foundations and philanthropists requires different strategies than you use to approach traditional scientific funding sources, such as the NSF or NIH.  Knowing how to approach non-traditional funders is important for researchers going into academia or into industry.  To learn more, check out this two-part series on “Communicating with Venture Capitalists and Donors.” (Click here for seminar and workshop flier.)

1.       Panel Discussion (a case study of the communication strategies of one recent spinoff success), 10:30-11:30 am, September 27, NSB auditorium (open to all).

2.      Workshop (includes lunch with speakers and time to practice your pitch or proposal and get feedback), Noon-2:30, September 27 (location TBA, registration required(Click here to register for workshop.). 

Workshop now open to graduate students, but space is limited.  Please register today!

 

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Graduate Student Symposium Planning Committee (GSSPC) – Deadline to apply 11/10

The Spring 2018 ACS Graduate Student Symposium Planning Committee (GSSPC) is now accepting applications to host the Spring 2019 ACS Graduate Student Symposium at the 257th National Meeting in Orlando, FL. The selected team will also receive funding support to attend the 255th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans to meet with the current GSSPC team.

The GSSPC was developed by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Education (CHED) to allow graduate students to contribute to the ACS National Meeting by providing an exceptional atmosphere of learning and networking through a student-organized symposium.

A GSSPC comprised of 5-8 students is selected for each national ACS meeting and tasked with organizing the entire event, including generating a unique symposium theme, fundraising, speaker recruitment, and logistical arrangements.  

To find out more about applying, please visit https://floridagsspc.chem.ufl.edu/. Applications are due by Nov. 10th, 2017 to FloridaGSSPC@chem.ufl.edu.

If you have any further questions, please email us at FloridaGSSPC@chem.ufl.edu

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American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) Research Grant Funding Opportunities – Deadline 9/27

ABTA has a number of funding opportunities, with a deadline to apply of September 27th. See below and visit their website for more information.

ABTA Research Collaboration (ARC) Grant Program

ARC Grants are two year, $200,000 grants intended to promote team science in a way that will streamline and accelerate progress and affect the desired change in clinical outcome for brain tumors. Research projects supported under this mechanism must be conducted by a team of at least two co-principal investigators (Co-PI’s) from distinct institutions. The research project should be multi-disciplinary in that it incorporates multiple components such as basic, translational, clinical and epidemiological research.

The ARC Grant Program requires a Letter of Intent (LOI).  The ABTA Grant Application Portal is accepting these LOIs from August 16, 2017 to September 27, 2017 at noon Central Time.

ARC research projects are pre-screened using the LOI mechanism.  Invitations and instructions to submit a complete proposal will be extended by email in early December, with an application due date of mid to late January.

Click here to download the ARC Grant Request for Applications

ABTA Basic Research Fellowship Program

Basic Research Fellowship Grants are two year, $100,000 grants supporting postdoctoral fellows conducting brain tumor research. Fellows must include a lead mentor who currently conducts brain tumor research at the same academic institution in an effort to provide research, scientific management and other leadership guidance necessary to foster the applicant’s career advancement.

The ABTA Grant Application Portal is accepting Basic Research Fellowship LOIs from August 16, 2017 to September 27, 2017 at noon Central Time.

Fellowship research projects are pre-screened using the LOI mechanism.  Invitations and instructions to submit a complete proposal will be extended by email in early December, with an application due date of mid to late January.

Click here to download the Basic Research Fellowship Request for Applications

ABTA Discovery Grant Program

Discovery Grants are one year, $50,000 grants for investigators conducting high-risk/high-impact research deemed to have the potential to change current diagnostic or treatment paradigms. Investigators should be full-time faculty to apply.

The Discovery Grant Program requires a LOI. The ABTA Grant Application Portal is accepting these LOIs from August 16, 2017 to September 27, 2017 at noon Central Time.

Discovery research projects are pre-screened using the LOI mechanism.  Invitations and instructions to submit a complete proposal will be extended by email in early December, with an application due date of mid to late January.

Click here to download the Discovery Grant Request for Applications

2018 Alan T. Waterman Award – Deadline 10/23

2018 ALAN T. WATERMAN AWARD: The National Science Foundation’s Highest Honor

The National Science Foundation is pleased to accept nominations for the 2018 Alan T. Waterman Award.

Each year, the Foundation bestows the Waterman Award to recognize the talent, creativity, and influence of a singular young researcher. The award consists of a $1,000,000 prize, a medal, a certificate, and a trip to Washington, DC, to receive the award. For details about the Waterman Award’s history, the nomination procedure and the selection criteria please visit http://www.nsf.gov/od/waterman/waterman.jsp.

Nominees are accepted from any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. Nominations must be submitted electronically using NSF’s FastLane system at https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/honawards/index.jsp.

Please direct all inquiries about the award and the nomination procedures to waterman@nsf.gov.

 2018 ATW Flyer

Job Openings at Aerotek

Aertek Job Openings 9-22-17

Job Opening – Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Hamilton College

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY—HAMILTON COLLEGE, Clinton, NY. The Chemistry Department invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2018. Core teaching responsibilities will be in Biochemistry, at both the lower and upper levels.  Other teaching responsibilities may include Introductory Chemistry, and/or our junior-level integrated laboratory course. The successful candidate will be expected to guide student research during the summer and advise the required Senior Project during the academic year. Strong candidates will have the potential to develop a research program of interest to concentrators in both Chemistry and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. A Ph.D. and postdoctoral or equivalent experience required. Applicants must demonstrate excellence, or the potential for excellence, in teaching and research with undergraduates. Experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. Excellent startup support and research space in a state-of-the-art facility will be provided. Further information about the department can be found at http://academics.hamilton.edu/chemistry. Please submit curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), statements describing teaching and research interests, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to https://apply.interfolio.com/43372. Your cover letter and/or teaching statement should address the ways in which you would further the College’s goal of building a diverse educational environment. Suggestions for topics to address in your teaching and research statements can be found at http://academics.hamilton.edu/chemistry/jobs. Questions may be directed to Ian Rosenstein, Chair at irosenst@hamilton.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 2.

Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at https://www.hercjobs.org/upstate_ny/index.html, as well as additional information at https://www.hamilton.edu/dof/faculty-development/resources-for-prospective-or-new-faculty/opportunities-for-spouses-or-partners. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

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