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The CCAS Dean’s Research Excellence Award for Mentoring (DREAM)

The CCAS Dean's Office is pleased to continue our CCAS Dean’s Research Excellence Award for Mentoring (DREAM) program. This award is to recognize the contributions of our faculty who  provide research mentoring for their colleague(s).  CCAS full time faculty (including tenured, tenure track, contract, or research faculty) are eligible for the competition. An honorarium of $1,000 will be awarded to the top recipient of award.

Call for nominations for the 2018-2019 CCAS Dean’s Research Excellence Award for Mentoring (DREAM). DUE: Monday, April 22, 2019.

Nomination:

Brief information on nominations should be entered on our Nomination Form for DREAM as soon as possible, but no later than April 22, 2019.  Full packages should be emailed to ccasres@gwu.edu in one PDF file by April 22, 2019 with the following materials:

  1. Cover letter from the nominator, who should be a regular faculty (tenured, tenure track, or contract faculty member) in CCAS.
  2. Letter of support from a faculty mentee.
  3. Statement of nominee's mentoring activities and its impact in recent years.
  4. Biosketch for the nominee, up to three pages.

Review Process:

The applications will be reviewed by the CCAS Research Advisory Committee, which consists of three faculty members from each division: Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Natural and Mathematical Sciences. If a current CCAS Research Advisory Committee member is a nominee, a faculty member from that division will be selected as a replacement by the Associate Dean for Research in consultation with the Dean. The committee will review all application packages and make recommendations to the Dean who will make the final decision.

Notification of Decisions:

The Dean will notify nominees of his decision in May 2019. An award ceremony will be held during the CCAS Faculty Celebration event towards the end of semester.

Paul Wahlbeck, Interim Dean, CCAS
Yongwu Rong, Associate Dean for Research & Strategic Initiatives

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Science & Engineering Hall, B1220

Speakers:

  • Gina Adam, Electrical & Computer Engineering
    • Memristor devices as artificial synapses for neuro-inspired computing
  • Luyao Lu, Biomedical Engineering
    • Soft Optoelectronics for Assessment of Biological Systems
  • R. Alexander Pyron, Biological Sciences
    • Undiscovered Biodiversity: describing new species of reptile and amphibian from around the world

 

The WOWTALK (What’s Our Work) Series brings together colleagues and students from disciplines associated with GW's Science and Engineering Hall—and related fields—to present new research and share ideas. These short talks (15-20 minutes each) are designed to introduce members of the GW community to current and exciting research projects undertaken in labs in the SEH, to initiate discussion, collaborate, share expertise, and to promote research performed in the SEH and at GW.

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National Science Foundation Presentation
for faculty and researchers from GW and Howard University

Date/Time: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm, refreshments to follow

Location: GWSB, Duques Hall, 652

Speaker: Dr. Şenay Ağca, Program Director, Division of Social and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation / Associate Professor of Finance, GWSB, will present an overview of NSF, its recent solicitations and competitions, including those in the Social and Economic Sciences.

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A joint CCAS-GWSB event.

About CCAS Grantsmanship Workshop
A new event series focusing on the techniques and strategies for successful grant and fellowship applications, with panel discussions by experienced colleagues, presentations from funding agencies, as well as other types of events that could boost the competitiveness of grant and fellowship applications from CCAS faculty.

GW’s Procurement office put out a notice stating procurement monetary limits, or thresholds, are increasing for quotes, bids or RFPs (requests for proposals) for university funds and non-federal sponsored projects or federally-sponsored grants.

For more detailed information about these new thresholds and requirements, visit procurement.gwu.edu. The Procurement Dollar Threshold Matrix includes links to detailed information on required documentation for each funding source and threshold.

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 4:00pm-5:00pm

Location: Science & Engineering Hall, B1220

Speakers:

  • Hui LuOpens in a new window, Pharmacology and Physiology
    • Decode the Neural Circuit Associated with Motor Learning Deficit in Rett Syndrome

The WOWTALK (What’s Our Work) Series brings together colleagues and students from disciplines associated with GW's Science and Engineering Hall—and related fields—to present new research and share ideas. These short talks (15-20 minutes each) are designed to introduce members of the GW community to current and exciting research projects undertaken in labs in the SEH, to initiate discussion, collaborate, share expertise, and to promote research performed in the SEH and at GW.

 

Video of presentations

Printable Flyer (11x17 or 8.5x14)

Department of Defense Research Offices Announce MURI Opportunity

Deadlines: White Paper - June 3, 2019;
Full Applications - September 13, 2019

Award: Typical annual funding per grant is in the $1.25M to $1.5M range.

About: The Fiscal Year 2020 MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. universities that is of potential interest to the Department of Defense (DoD). The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD.

Full Announcement: MURI-2020.pdf

Please contact Dean Yongwu Rong if you plan to apply.