Smithsonian Institution: Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program – Senior Researcher Fellowships

Deadline: December 1, 2014

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program is open to senior researchers. Smithsonian Institution Fellows conduct independent study and research related to SI collections, experts, or facilities in cooperation with at least one Smithsonian advisor.

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Smithsonian Institution: Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program – Postdoctoral Researcher Fellowships

Deadline: December 1, 2014

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program is open to postdoctoral researchers. Smithsonian Institution Fellows conduct independent study and research related to SI collections, experts, or facilities in cooperation with at least one Smithsonian advisor.

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Smithsonian Institution: Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program – Predoctoral Student Fellowships

Deadline: December 1, 2014

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program is open to predoctoral students. Smithsonian Institution Fellows conduct independent study and research related to SI collections, experts, or facilities in cooperation with at least one Smithsonian advisor.

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Smithsonian Institution: Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program – Graduate Student Fellowships

Deadline: December 1, 2014

Fellowships are offered by the Smithsonian Institution to provide opportunities for graduate students to conduct independent study and research related to SI collections, experts, or facilities in cooperation with at least one Smithsonian advisor.

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Research for Lunch: Hazel Barton

Hazel Barton, Associate Professor of microbiology and geology, will present Microbes and Monks: Collaborative Research in Belgium on October 8 at 12pm in the Auburn Science & Engineering Center, Room D404.

In the past, we have dealt with antibiotic-resistance in microorganisms by discovering new compounds.  Our most important source of such compounds are other bacteria, particularly the Actinobacteria.  Yet very little is known about the growth and ecology of this important group.  During a one month visit to Belgium, Barton worked with collaborators at the Université de Liège to study Actinobacteria in the caves.  During her visit she was also called into a beer emergency, which might shed light on the ancient art of Trappist brewing.

Bring your lunch and show support for one of your colleagues. Faculty, students and staff are welcome to attend.

RSVP to Kelly Meyer, ORA, by email RschSrvsGA8@uakron.edu.

American Sociological Association: Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline

Deadline: December 15, 2014

The American Sociological Association invites submissions for the Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD) awards. Supported by the American Sociological Association through a matching grant from the National Science Foundation, the goal of this project is to nurture the development of scientific knowledge by funding small, groundbreaking research initiatives and other important scientific research activities such as conferences.

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