Events and Updates
Visit this page periodically to keep up-to-date with the latest ECAS Research events. If you are interested in attending any of our events, please contact us. You can also view past events.
Spring 2019 Brown Bag Series
Link to WVU Fellowship Application Form
NASA WV EPSCoR and NASA WV Space Grant Consortium for the FY 2019-2020 now open.
The request for proposals for the NASA WV EPSCoR and NASA WV Space Grant Consortium for the FY 2019-2020 cycle are now available on our web page: http://wvspacegrant.org
The due date for all proposals is Monday, March 4, 2019, by 11:59 PM (EST) and the anticipated start date for all successful projects is May 16, 2019.
For your convenience, attached please find a list of programs for the 2019-2020 cycle.
Important Notice Regarding KC Submissions
Erica Bentley and Duncan Lorimer are currently college-level approvers for ECAS. If you have questions about a KC in process, please contact them. If you need training or assistance completing a KC, please contact our office.
Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding
Fostering the growth of a globally competitive and diverse research workforce and advancing the scientific and innovation skills of the Nation is a strategic objective of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Nation's global competitiveness depends critically on the readiness of the Nation's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce and NSF seeks to continue to invest in programs that directly advance this workforce.
As part of this effort, a supplemental funding opportunity is available in fiscal years FY 2019 and FY 2020 to provide support for non-academic research internships for graduate students to support career opportunities in any sector of the U.S. economy. NSF currently invests in a number of graduate student preparedness activities and has historically encouraged principal investigators (PIs) to include such activities in research proposals to NSF.
This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) describes new funding opportunities at NSF to ensure graduate students are well prepared for the 21st-century STEM workforce. Supplemental funding requests may be submitted at any time but no later than May 1, 2019 (for available FY 2019 funds) and May 1, 2020 (for available FY 2020 funds).
Important NSF Information on Harassment
Please see the changes to the NSF policy on harassment. Policy changes include Important Notice No. 144, which states that the NSF will not tolerate harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment, within the Foundation, at grantee institutions, field sites or anywhere science is conducted. NSF has taken steps to help ensure research environments are free from sexual harassment. Additionally, NSF is bolstering our policies, guidelines and communications so that institutions clearly understand expectations and individuals understand their rights.
For more information please see the following link.