[ February 2023 Newsletter ] Office of Research and Economic & Community Development
December 2022 External Awards Reports
See who received external funding in December 2022. A link to the FY23 awards-to-date charts follows the report. READ THE REPORTS
Submit Your Comments on the USPTO Strategic Plan
NIH Data Sharing Policy Updates Effective Jan 25
The updated National Institutes of Health (NIH) Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy) is effective as of Jan. 25, 2023, for competing grant applications, proposals, and contracts submitted to the NIH on that and subsequent dates; NIH Intramural Research Projects conducted on or after the effective date; and other funding agreements (e.g., Other Transactions) executed on or after the effective date, unless otherwise stipulated by NIH. Read More
View the Final DMS Policy (NOT-OD-21-013)
NSF Updates for Proposals On or After Jan 30
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has implemented revised versions of the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending (Other) Support formats for consistency with the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1). The requirement to use the revised formats is effective for proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023. More Info
NSF Releases Special Report on Diversity in STEM
Diversity and STEM: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities. A diverse workforce provides the potential for innovation by leveraging different backgrounds, experiences, and points of view. Innovation and creativity, along with technical skills relying on expertise in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), contribute to a robust STEM enterprise. Furthermore, STEM workers have higher median earnings and lower rates of unemployment compared with non-STEM workers. This report provides high-level insights from multiple data sources into the diversity of the STEM workforce in the United States.
UMSL Global International Fellowship, Summer 2023
Amount: up to $5,000
DEADLINE: Friday, Feb. 10, 2023
More Info | Application Form: PDF DOCX
The International Fellowship Program (UMSL Global) supports UMSL faculty international research efforts. The Summer 2023 International Fellowship program supports international summer travel for conferences, research, and creative endeavors. The program aims to benefit all faculty who are traveling to engage in or present research/creative outputs that are international in scope and who need to supplement their funding. Email your application to email@example.com.
Amount: $1,000 – $12,500
DEADLINE: 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, 2023
Guidelines | Application Form | More Info
The UMSL Research Award competition, designed to strengthen faculty research and creative activities, is now open. UMSL Research Awards support faculty whose competitive position for external funding will be improved by such assistance or to help faculty maintain an active research program if external funding is difficult to obtain. Visit the ORECD web site for more information. Submit your application packet as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5 p.m. on Feb. 17.
UMSL Research & Creative Works Seed Grants
Amount: up to $25,000
DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Guidelines | Application Form
UMSL Mid-Career Seed Grants provide funding to support research and creative endeavors that have high potential for scientific or societal impact. This funding aims to help mid-career faculty generate preliminary data in preparation for external applications and to stimulate multidisciplinary research toward solving big problems. Funding may also be used for training and related support to help mid-career faculty pivot to new areas of research and to support certain costs associated with approved sabbatical leave. Reach out to Cynthia Jobe at email@example.com with questions or for more information.
FEB 07: WEBINAR ON NEW NSF REQUIREMENTS FOR SAFE AND INCLUSIVE FIELD WORK
Several solicitations from Biological Sciences (BIO) and Geosciences (GEO) will soon require the submission of a Safe and Inclusive Work Environments Plan that will be considered as part of the Broader Impacts criteria during the review process. Directorates for BIO and GEO are piloting the use of a supplemental document and will hold a one-hour virtual office session on Feb. 7, 2023, 2:30 p.m. CST.
More Info | Register for the Session
FEB 10: COMMUNITY ENGAGED RESEARCH WORKSHOP SERIES BEGINS
The five-session Community Engaged Research (CER) workshop series returns to UMSL beginning Feb. 10 with a presentation by Riisa Rawlins entitled "Radical Collaboration: Community and university working to develop policy for social change." The 90-minute sessions are held on Fridays at 9 a.m. via Zoom. Register for the Series | Download Schedule
FEB 11: NATIONAL INVENTORS' DAY
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first National Inventors’ Day, which takes place every year on Thomas Edison’s birthday.
FEB 11: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is an annual observance adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to promote the full and equal access and participation of females in STEM fields. The 2023 focus is on the roles of women and girls and science as related to UN Sustainable Development Goals.
FEB 23: USPTO VIRTUAL PANEL DISCUSSION -- DUTY OF DISCLOSURE
Join the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Feb. 23, 2-3 p.m. CST, for a virtual panel discussion on the duty of disclosure and duty of reasonable inquiry. Last July, the USPTO issued a Federal Register notice clarifying these duties, including as to materials or statements material to patentability, or statements made to the USPTO that are inconsistent with statements submitted to other government agencies. Moderated by a patent practitioner, panelists will discuss and answer questions frequently asked of the USPTO by stakeholders. Send questions is advance to SPTO-FDAcollaboration@uspto.gov. The event is free and open to all. Register
APRIL 14: UMSL RESEARCH + INNOVATION CELEBRATION
Join us in the MSC's 3rd Floor Rotunda as we recognize, honor, and celebrate all the amazing UMSL researchers, inventors, and innovators who continue to make huge positive impacts in society and our community. The reception starts at 4:30 p.m. (note: this is an updated time over the originally published 4 p.m.). As part of a short program that begins at 5 p.m., we'll announce the 2023 researchers and innovators of the year. The reception continues after the program with good food, beverages, and conversation with your colleagues. The event is free and online registration is open now through April 7. REGISTER TODAY!
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