Wyoming INBRE Requests Applications for 2015-16 Graduate Research Assistantships

In anticipation of receipt of a Notice of Award Wyoming INBRE is soliciting proposals for 2015-16 graduate research assistantships. The purpose of the Wyoming INBRE Graduate Assistantship is to provide support for training PhD students in biomedically related sciences. Applicants for the award must be qualified to advise Ph.D. students. Each award provides support for the 2015-16 academic year (fall, spring, and summer terms) including a stipend, tuition, fees and health insurance. Applications are due 5:00pm Friday April 24th, 2015. Click for RFA and application materials.

Sheridan College INBRE-Supported Team Selected as Finalist for NSF Community College Innovation Challenge

The Sheridan College Innovation Team sponsored in part by Wyoming INBRE has been selected by an expert panel of judges as one of ten finalist innovations. As a finalist the team, led by Dr. Sadanand Dhekney and Dan Bergey with the University of Wyoming Agriculture Experiment Station and Rob Milne with Sheridan College, will attend a Community College Innovation Challenge Boot Camp June 15-18, 2015 at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, VA. The Camp is designed to provide a hands-on learning opportunity for the ten finalist teams to further develop their ideas through workshops and technical assistance focused on building innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategic communication skills. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is hosting the event in partnership with NSF. The Community College Innovation Challenge Boot Camp will feature an opportunity for the finalist teams to display their challenge projects as part of a reception to be held on Capitol Hill in the Rayburn House Office building on Wednesday, June 17. Congressional members and key congressional staff will be invited to meet with the innovation challenge teams to learn about their ideas and proposed solutions. NSF will distribute $500 to each team to assist with developing their displays, models, and/or prototypes for this event. Team members (hometown) include Hannah Shafer (Rapid City), Hannah Jernigan (Cheyenne), Paige Jernigan (Cheyenne), and Ceirra Carlson (Greybull).

Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day Scheduled May 2, 2015

Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day is scheduled for May 2, 2015 in Laramie on the University campus.  For visiting community college faculty and students Wyoming INBRE will arrange tours on Friday, a welcome pizza reception Friday evening, and the Annual INBRE Brunch Saturday morning. Abstracts are due March 27. For more information and abstract submission information visit the EPSCoR URD webpage.

NIH Issues Tips for Applicants From the NIH Center for Scientific Review

The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) recently posted and updated several resources to help the community understand more about the peer review process.

Their CSR's Insider's Guide to Peer Review is now updated with new advice on how to produce a highly competitive grant application. These tips, collected from current and former chairs of review study sections, are valuable to both new and established applicants alike.

Additionally, CSR has posted recordings of their Meet the Experts in NIH Peer Review webinar series for new applicants, each focusing on a different type of funding program: Research Project Grants (primarily focusing on the R01), Academic Research Enhancement Awards (AREA/R15s), fellowship awards, and small business grants (SBIR/STTR).

CSR is the portal for receipt and referral of NIH grant applications, and, for the majority of those applications, handles their review for scientific and technical merit. Stay on top of news from CSR by reading more in their Peer Review Notes update.

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Tips for Applicants From the NIH Center for Scientific Review



Wyoming INBRE Bioinformatics Core Awards Six Travel Grants

The Wyoming INBRE Bioinformatics Core has awarded 6 travel grants to support travel of faculty and graduate students to bioinformatics-related conferences and workshops. Awardees and their departments include: Eric Atkinson, Northwest College; Robert Baker, UW Botany, Mark Brock, UW Botany; Jeffrey Chandler, UW Animal Sciences; Kyle Palmquist, UW Botany, and Anna Zajacova, UW Sociology. More Information.

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