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UMSL Innovator

March 2014, Volume XIII, Number 9

UMSL Research Award

> UM System Funding Programs

The University of Missouri System has a variety of funding programs available to eligible faculty. Below are current programs accepting proposals:

Fast Track

WHAT: The FastTrack funding program provides proof of concept or gap funding for faculty members focused on technology development, testing, or prototype construction, and/or to conduct specific market research. This evaluation may lead to industry collaboration, licensing, the formation of a new company, or the abandonment of the technology for commercial application. Funds are not to be used for basic research but to evaluate the commercial potential of existing research.
WHO: All UM faculty are eligible to apply.
WHEN: Proposals from UMSL faculty are due to Tamara Wilgers by Monday, May 5, 2014.
MORE INFO: For more information, click HERE or contact Tamara Wilgers.
SUBMIT A PROPOSAL: For information on the FastTrack program submission process, click HERE.

IDIC Program
WHAT: The Interdisciplinary Intercampus (IDIC) Research Program is intended to increase interdisciplinary, intercampus research collaborations to leverage the intellectual capital and resources at the four University of Missouri System campuses. Proposals must involve faculty from at least two UM campuses and from at least two different disciplines. Each campus may request up to $50,000 in a proposal; therefore, the maximum funding requested will be $200,000 if all four campuses are collaborating in a proposed study. Faculty may use their networks to identify collaborators on and this program is limited only to the four University of Missouri campuses.
WHO: All tenured/tenure-track Faculty and full-time Ranked, Non-tenure-track Research Faculty are invited to submit short proposals requesting funding to seed the development of:proposals to be submitted to federal agencies for establishing centers, such as the NSF Science and Technology Center; High impact research with a higher priority for research clusters to address the current 21st Century Grand Challenges; or other high impact research addressing significant national problems/priorities.
WHEN: Proposals due by Monday, June 2, 2014 (new deadline)

To submit a proposal, click HERE.

Click HERE for more information on IDIC or contact:
Ashley Wilson
Funding Programs Assistant
University of Missouri System
(573) 882-1714


›External Awards Report: January 2014

The total external awards received in January 2014 was $7,938,380.

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

Research & Innovation Week

›Research & Innovation Week at UMSL

Mark your calendar! April 21-25, 2014

The second annual Research and Innovation Week at UMSL will offer a variety of interesting sessions and networking opportunities. A preliminary schedule is below. Watch this newsletter and the ORA web site for more information as the program is developed and finalized!

> Mental Health First Aid (presented by the Missouri Institute of Mental Health)
Date: Monday, April 21
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (lunch provided)
Location: MSC, Student Government Chambers
Description: This session teaches individuals to identify and help people who are experiencing a mental health crisis and/or who may be in the early stages of developing a mental disorder.
More Information: Email Craig Weilbaecher
Registration: Click HERE to register online. Use promo code "UMSL" for your complimentary registration. (Maximum number of attendees is 30)

> Tim Noonan, Boeing Ventures
Date: Tuesday, April 22
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch provided)

> Alternate Careers for Scientists (for graduate students)
Date: Tuesday, April 22
Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m. (pizza provided after the session)
Speakers: Representatives from the FBI, an IP law firm, the BALSA Group, and the St. Louis County Economic Council

> Successful Faculty Startup Ventures
Date: Wednesday, April 23
Time: 3 to 5 p.m. (tentative time)
This session will feature a special presentation by Tom Schlafly, Partner, Thompson Coburn, and co-founder, The Saint Louis Brewery, LLC (makers of Schlafly beer), followed by a reception.

> Dr Susan Feigenbaum, Professor of Economics, UMSL
Date: Thursday, April 24 (tentative date and time)
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch provided)
Dr. Feigenbaum will discuss "Technology and Innovation in Health Care Service Delivery."

> Grand Finale Reception (by invitation only)
Date: Friday, April 25
Wrapping up Research & Innovation Week will be a reception at the MSC (3rd floor) to recognize and celebrate all the innovative researchers and inventors at UMSL. We will announce the winners of the Researchers of the Year and Inventors of the Year awards, induct new members into the UMSL chapter of the National Academy of Inventors, and offer a fun evening of food, beverages, music and networking. Also joining us for a short presentation will be David Karandish, CEO of St. Louis-based Answers, which operates the website.


›UMSL NAI Chapter to Induct New Members

Should You Be Included?

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) recognizes innovators who are listed as an inventor on an issued U.S. patent.

To date, 19 UMSL faculty members have been inducted into the UMSL Chapter of the NAI as Inventor Members (those with an issued U.S. patent). Additionally, the UMSL chapter has 25 Honorary Members, individuals from the university community who materially support and advance technological developments and innovation.

The UMSL Chpater of the NAI will induct new members, both Inventor and Honorary, on April 25, 2014, during Research & Innovation Week.

If you are listed as an inventor on an issued U.S. patent, whether assigned to the University of Missouri or a previous employer, or if you would like to nomanate a colleague to be an Honorary Member, please contact Craig Weilbacher (x4248).

National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Web Site

UMSL NAI Chapter Web Site (including member list)

›International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Science

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Europe, Canada, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the fifth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held June 1-6, 2014, in Budapest, Hungary. The summer school is sponsored by the European Union Seventh Framework Program’s Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe Implementation Phase project (PRACE-3IP), U.S. National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project, RIKEN Advanced Insti¬tute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS), and Compute/Calcul Canada.

Leading American, Canadian, European and Japanese computational scientists and HPC technologists will offer instruction on a variety of topics, including:

• Access to EU, U.S., Japanese and Canadian HPC-infrastructures
• HPC challenges by discipline (e.g., bioinformatics, computer science, chemistry and physics)
• HPC programming proficiencies
• Performance analysis & profiling
• Algorithmic approaches & numerical libraries
• Data-intensive computing
• Scientific visualization

The expense-paid program will benefit advanced scholars from European, U.S., Canadian and Japanese institutions who use HPC to conduct research. Interested students should apply by March 9, 2014. Meals, housing, and travel expenses will be paid for the selected participants. Applications from students in all science and engineering fields are welcome. Preference will be given to applicants with parallel programming experience and a research plan that will benefit from the utilization of high performance computing systems.

Further information and

› 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 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: Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)

The CAREER Program is a foundation-wide activity that offers NSF's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.

Amount: $400,000

Application Deadline:
> July 21, 2014 (BIO, CISE, EHR)
> July 22, 2014 (ENG)
> July 23, 2014 (GEO, MPS, SBE)