The Director's Page
Dr. Charles H. Maris came to the helm of the Office of Sponsored Programs in August 2011 after more than a decade of conducting, directing, and regulating research at a variety of levels in industry, government, and academia.
Dr. Maris has a Ph.D. from Emory University in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and a B.S. in Biological Sciences and Psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Previous positions include being a research regulator at the Centers for Disease Control, a Senior Scientist at the Midwest Research Institute, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University, where his research investigated novel immunotherapies for cancer and autoimmunity. Teaching and advocating for scientific research has always been a part of his career.
Dr. Maris is a member of a number of scientific, professional and advocacy societies, including the Society of Research Administrators International, the National Council of University Research Administrators, the American Association of Immunologists, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Gates Foundation Grant Opportunities
Visit the site at: http://www.grandchallenges.org/pages/default.aspx?extid=r8_gce
Grant proposals are being accepted until November 17, 2011 on the following topics:
- NEW - Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses From Field to Market
- NEW - Design new approaches to optimize immunization systems
- NEW - Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas
- Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children
- Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges
One-Day NIH Grant Workshop at University of Chicago
Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center
NIH Grant Training Seminar - How to Obtain Peer-Reviewed NIH Research Grants
Date: September 12, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: University of Chicago; Chicago, Illinois
This One-day seminar is geared for junior faculty who are beginning the process of submitting grants to NIH as well as seasoned researchers who wish to refresh their knowledge of the new NIH requirements and the peer review process. Ultimately, the focus of the workshop is to assist all who wish to submit winning research proposals to the National Institutes of Health.
Opportunities With Fast Approaching Deadlines
From The Community Foundation of Central Illinois:
"The Women's Fund of Central Illinois is currently accepting grant applications from non profit organizations with programs serving women and girls. Applications are due to the Community Foundation of Central Illinois on or before September 1, 2011. "
For more information, visit: http://www.communityfoundationci.org/central-illinois-community-foundation-grant-seeker-information
The Two Faces of the Moon
Why do the two sides of our moon look so different? Scientists this week published data of a potential second moon for Earth that impacted the moon sometime in our distant past.
Grants.gov Quarterly Stakeholder Webcast
"Grants.gov uses the quarterly webcasts to communicate the status of important program initiatives and operational status to stakeholders that include applicants, grantor agencies, OMB, and Congress. The webcasts also offer stakeholders the opportunity to interact with the PMO and guests through a live question and answer period."