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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.

2018 WVU IDEA Hub Demo Day

The registration period for WVU’s IDEA Hub Demo Day (April 19, 2018), opened on March 1st. This is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff from across the entire campus to demonstrate their work in innovation, entrepreneurship and design. 

Register today and encourage others to partake! Participants will gain exposure across campus and to the broader community, while having the opportunity to win cash and prizes. Deadline to register your application is March 21

To register or for more information click  here.

Spring 2018 NSF Grants Conference

Registration for the Spring 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference will open Thursday, March 15th at 12 PM EST on the conference website.

The event will take place June 4-5, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The registration fee is $405. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided to all participants.

We anticipate that this event will reach capacity very quickly, so remember to register as soon as possible to secure your spot. In the meantime, please check the website for a preliminary agenda, and information about the conference venue, hotel room reservations and travel logistics.

We hope to see you in Detroit. If you have any questions, please send an email to:, or call James Armstrong at: 703.245.7562.

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL) Call for Applications

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a leadership development opportunity for teams of researchers and community partners-- including organizers, advocates, or other community champions. These teams use the power of applied research—research that informs and supports critical work being done in communities—to advance health and equity. Their innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives.

Each year, applicant teams focus on one of two annual themes. The two themes for the 2018 Interdisciplinary Research Leaders CFA are 1. Solutions for better health care delivery in rural America and 2. Addressing the social and economic determinants to prevent chronic conditions and to promote health, well-being, and equity in rural America.

IRL fellows receive $25,000 per year for each team member ($75,000 over three years) to support time in the program (approximately one day per week), and a one-time research project grant of approximately $100,000 for the team. There’s no need to relocate—fellows gather several times per year in-person, then collaborate virtually and apply learnings in real time in their home communities. They become refreshed and recharged, ready to use their innovation and leadership to advance a Culture of Health.

We hope you will apply, and share this opportunity with others you know who are doing great work to advance health and equity in the US. Regardless of professional fields, we’re looking for great thinkers from many backgrounds and perspectives! If you have any questions, please send an email to

STEM Collaboration Opportunity with Brazil

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil, and West Virginia University (WVU) announce a new program to fund joint collaborative proposals in the fields related to STEM and Social Sciences. The goal of the program is to promote long-term and sustainable research collaborations between the two regions. For more information, please visit the FAPESP site.

The closing date for submission of proposals is March 19, 2018.