June 2014 External Awards Report

The total external awards received in June 2014 was $1,791,144.

View the List of Individual Awards; Awards by Sponsor Type; Awards by Purpose


WISE (Women in Science and Entrepreneurship)

This free program offers the scientific and entrepreneurial community a unique opportunity to learn, share and network.

November 14, 2014
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
975 N. Warson Road
St. Louis, MO
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Entrepreneurship for Engineers

Speaker: Kenji Uchino, PhD, MS, MBA
Professor, Electrical Engineering
Director, International Center for Actuators and Transducers
Pennsylvania State University

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
3 to 4 p.m.
Benton Hall 451

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Fractal Analysis in Piezoelectrics

Speaker: Kenji Uchino, PhD, MS, MBA
Professor, Electrical Engineering
Director, International Center for Actuators and Transducers
Pennsylvania State University

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
3 to 4 p.m.
Benton Hall 451

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UMSL Innovator

August 2014, Volume XIV, Number 2

› Professor Keith Stine Named ACS Fellow

Keith Stein

Congratulations to Dr. Keith Stine (pictured above), Professor of Chemistry, on being named an American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow. The 2014 class of fellows is composed of 99 ACS members recognized for their outstanding contributions to science, the profession and the ACS community

The 2014 ACS Fellows will be inducted at the 248th ACS National Meeting, being held Aug. 10 - 14, 204, in San Francisco, CA.

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the ACS. The body of Fellows reflects not only excellence, but also the diverse contributions made by ACS members.

Nominations for the 2015 class of ACS Fellows will open in the first quarter of next year. Additional information about the program, including a list of fellows named in earlier years, is available at www.acs.org/fellows.

Read More (ACS Press Release)
Complete List of 2014 Fellows

› People + Ideas + Time: NIH Formula for Innovation

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(NIH Extramural News, 07/07/2014) In these times of tight budgets and rapidly evolving science, we must consider new ways to invest biomedical research dollars to achieve maximum impact—to turn scientific discoveries into better health as swiftly as possible. We do this by thinking strategically about the areas of research that we support, as well as the process by which we fund that research.

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› Remember to Leverage PIVOT to Identify Funding Opps and Research Collaborators


The PIVOT Database is designed for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students to quickly discover the right funding opportunities and effectively collaborate with their colleagues.

Pivot combines the most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion with our unique database of 3 million pre-populated scholar profiles, drawing from Community of Scholars and Community of Science profiles. Its proprietary algorithm compiles pre-populated researcher profiles unique to your organization (and others) and matches them to current funding opportunities in the expansive COS database. This allows users to search for a funding opportunity and instantly view matching faculty from inside or outside their institution. Conversely, a search for a scholar will link to matching funding opportunities.

Pivot is a tool that:

› See additional News, Events & Upcoming Deadlines on the ORA web site.


The Office of Research Administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis publishes The UMSL Innovator once each month. The online and e-mail publication is designed to inform the campus community of grants received; highlight the research and commercialization accomplishments of UMSL faculty, graduate students and staff; and provide information on important deadlines and events. Also included is recent news about research and commercialization at the University and elsewhere. Recipients are UMSL faculty, students and staff. E-mail wilgerst@umsl.edu if you have questions, comments or suggestions on content.

The Office of Research Administration provides leadership and support in the development, execution and operation of programs in sponsored research, technology transfer and economic development throughout the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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Title: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

NSF is soliciting applications for the GRFP until the posted deadlines in late October and early November 2014. Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study in science or engineering and leads to a research-based master's or doctoral degree. (GRFP) PROGRAM SOLICITATION
(NSF 14-590)



GRFP is also soliciting reviewers for the GRFP applications. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary scientists and engineers, and other professionals with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education expertise, are invited to serve as reviewers for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). This opportunity is described in a Dear Colleague Letter:

Dear Colleague Letter -
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program -
Invitation for Reviewers
(NSF 14-107)