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ENE Memo: June 27, 2016

Calendar: 06/27/2016

Summer 2016

  • June 13-July 8: STAR (Summer Transition, Advising and Registration)
  • June 26-29: ASEE 2016, New Orleans
  • June 30-July 14: PALS Summer Workshop, Wang Hall
  • July 6-Aug 5: MEP-MITE Academic Bootcamp,  ARMS BO98 (8am-5pm)
  • July 11-Aug 12: Early Start Engineering program
  • Aug 11-13:  3rd P-12 Engineering and Design Education Research Summit, Chicago

Fall 2016

  • Aug 14: End-of-Summer Potluck, 5-8pm, Happy Hollow Park
  • Aug 15: Faculty return
  • Aug 17: ENE Advance, 9:00-4:00pm, Wang Hall
  • Aug 18: Orientation for New ENE Grad Students, 8:30am-5pm, WANG 3501  
  • Aug 19: University / GradSchool Orientation for all grad students (TBD) 
  • Aug 22: Classes begin
  • Aug 25: ENE Research Seminar ARMS BO71 3:30pm (Weekly) 
  • Aug 26: ENE Staff Meeting, 8:30-9:30, TBD
  • Aug 31: ENE Faculty Meeting, 9:30-10:30am, WANG 3501
  • Aug 31: Assistant Professors meet with Head, 10:30-11:30am, WANG 3501
  • Sept 5: Labor Day
  • Sept 7: Faculty Meeting, 9:30-11:20am, WANG 3501
  • Sept 14: ENE Advance Follow-Up, 9:30-11:30am, WANG 3501
  • Sept 24: Family Day
  • Sept: 25/26: Big Ten + Grad Expo
  • Sept 28: ENE Faculty Meeting, 9:30-10:30am, WANG 3501
  • Sept 28: Associate Professors meet with Head, 10:30-11:20, WANG 3501
  • Oct 12/13: Fall Break
  • Oct 14: ENE Staff Meeting, 8:30-9:30am, TBD
  • Oct 15: Homecoming
  • Oct 20/21: ENE Grad Program Open House
  • Oct 26: ENE Faculty Meeting, 9:30-11:20am, WANG 3501
  • Nov 2: ENE Advance Follow-Up, 9:30-11:20, WANG 3501
  • Nov 10: ENE Interdisciplinary Colloquium, 3:30-5:00pm, ARMS Atrium
  • Nov 11: ENE Industrial Advisory Council, 8:00am-3pm, WANG 3501
  • Nov 16: Faculty-PhD Student Matching, 9:30-11:20, WANG 3501
  • Nov 23-25: Thanksgiving
  • Nov 30: ENE Faculty Meeting, 9:30-11:20am, WANG 3501
  • Dec 10: Classes End
  • Dec 18: Commencement

News and Information: 06/27/2016

Funding Opportunities: 06/27/2016

Selected Funding Opportunities:

NIH Advancing Basic Behavioral and Social Research on Resilience: An Integrative Science Approach (UG3/UH3) This FOA solicits applications that will elucidate mechanisms and processes of resilience within a general framework that emphasizes its dynamics and interactions across both time and scale, multiple contexts, multiple outcomes, and multiple time frames. Deadline: December 1

DOD National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship (NSSEFF) (to be named the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Program going forward) NSSEFF supports innovative basic research within academia, as well as opportunities intended to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers for the defense workforce. NSSEFF is oriented towards bold and ambitious “blue sky” research that may lead to extraordinary outcomes such as revolutionizing entire disciplines, creating entirely new fields, or disrupting accepted theories and perspectives. This FOA is for single investigator grant proposals for basic research in one or more of the specified technical subject categories of interest to the DoD.  Registration due August 15; White papers due August 17; Invited proposal due 1/9/17.

DOD-DARPA Data Driven Discovery of Models (D3M)  DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of automated model discovery systems that create empirical models of real, complex processes from data. Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems. Deadline:  August 12.

DOD-USAFA Military Child STEM Education Program Initiative  This program promotes K-12 student achievement at military-connected schools and will also enhance student learning opportunities and educator professional development at military-connected schools. White papers due July 15; Invited proposals due August 30.

ED Comprehensive Centers Program – National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students with Disabilities The purpose of this priority is to fund a cooperative agreement to establish a National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students with Disabilities for children in early childhood education programs through high school. Deadline: July 25

ED Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program The UISFL Program provides grants for planning, developing, and carrying out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages in the U.S. FY16 priorities are 1) Priority Languages Selected from the U.S. Dept. of Education’s List of Less Commonly Taught Languages, and 2) Developing Interdisciplinary Curriculum. Deadline: July 22

Limited Submissions:

Preproposals and rankings to the EVPRP should be e-mailed to Purdue’s open limited submission competitions, limited submission policy, and templates for preproposals may be found at For any case in which the number of preproposals received is no more than the number of proposals allowed by the sponsor, the EVPRP will notify the PI(s) that an internal competition will be unnecessary.

Limited Submission: NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)  PIRE is an NSF-wide program that supports fundamental, international research and education in physical, living, human, and engineered systems. PIRE awards enable research at the leading edge of science and engineering by facilitating partnerships with others nationally and internationally, by educating and preparing a diverse, world-class STEM workforce, and by fostering institutional capacity for international collaboration. This agenda is designed to encourage high-risk/high-reward activities and the pursuit of potentially transformative ideas. PIRE projects must include collaboration with foreign research partners and international research experiences for students to promote a diverse internationally competitive science and engineering workforce. NSF is committed to the principle of diversity and expects PIRE projects to involve groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering at all levels (faculty, students and postdoctoral researchers). Underrepresented groups include women, persons with disabilities, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.  Awards are expected to be approximately $4 million over five years. Funding for international collaborators on PIRE projects may be available from various agencies.  For this competition, Purdue may submit one proposal as lead, but there is no limit on the number of proposals in which an institution can participate as a partner.

Internal Deadlines:

  • Monday, July 18:  Preproposals due to the EVPRP.
  • Monday, July 25:  Reviewer rankings due to the EVPRP.

Sponsor Deadlines: Preliminary proposal due September 14; Invited full proposal due April 24.

Anticipated Funding Opportunities:

These solicitations are anticipated to be released soon based on the timing of previous solicitations for the program or notices of intent to publish. We are posting this information to help with proposal planning efforts but please keep in mind that the release dates and/or scope of a solicitation can change from year-to-year so be sure to read the solicitation carefully once it is released.


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