February 12, 2020
Funding Connection

The Department of State’s  Fulbright Specialist Program   pairs highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals with host institutions abroad to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions.  

The  American Cancer Society’s  Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Services solicits  r esearch that evaluates the impact of the many changes now occurring in the healthcare system with a particular focus on cancer prevention, control, and treatment. 

Governmental organizations, universities and the food industry carry out research relating to food-system challenges. These challenges can deal with agronomic, nutrition, engineering, safety and even sociological impacts on food systems worldwide. Today’s guest, Jeanette Thurston, newly appointed director of the K-State Food Science Institute, has had an influence on many of those supporting organizations and now works with diverse interests in the area of food science at K-State. Jeanette brings a rich background in the science of food system-related research that has led to advances in areas as diverse as norovirus detection and water quality run off from small-scale dairies. 

Jeanette specializes in water-related public health, waterborne and foodborne virology and protozoal parasites, and food safety. In this episode, Jeanette shares some of her work with university- and government-based research and discusses her goals as she embarks on the organization and future direction of the integrated work carried out at the Food Science Institute.
Events and announcements
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020
Bluemont Room, K-State Student Union

Learn about the impacts that small farming and plant diversification have on disease and insect control as well as water and nutrient use, and how they affect the economy both in Kansas and nationally.

This workshop will provide a venue to interact with local and regional leaders in the field as well as provide an opportunity to identify fields of research at K-State that intersect with this focus. Faculty in all disciplines should consider attending as many areas of study are integrated into this topic.  

Register to attend by Wednesday, Feb.12, 2020.
Research Brownbag Discussions
Bring your lunch and join Vice President for Research Peter Dorhout and staff to learn how the university is addressing the changing compliance landscape around international travel, research data management, attending conferences in embargoed nations and new regulations. Discuss your concerns or questions that you have around these topics. What is K-State doing to protect our researchers? What are best practices and protocols at this time?

All brownbags will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. in 205 K-State Student Union on the following dates:

  • Monday, Feb 17 – Topic: Conflict of interest and international collaborations and travel
  • Monday, March 16 – Topic: Export controls and international travel
  • Monday, April 13 – Topic: Data management and CUI – don't get scooped
  • Monday, May 11 – Topic: TBA-Suggestions from campus

Registration is not required. Please reach out to comply@k-state.edu with any questions.
Proposals for the spring 2020 Global Food Systems Seed Grant Program are being accepted by the Office of Research Development through 5 p.m. CST on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

Research administration webinar: 'Top 10ish Things to Know About Uniform Guidance'
The Research Administrators Council will sponsor the webinar "Top 10ish Things to Know About Uniform Guidance" at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in 3099 A&B Engineering Hall .

1-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020
Wildcat Chamber, K-State Student Union

Learn about:
  • Grant terminology and important processes at universities
  • Rules of grant writing
  • Successful writing strategies for grant proposals
  • Budget and budget justification
  • Review criteria and agency proposal review

Great students and postdocs should Register to attend by February 14, 2020
NEH Writing Workshop and Consultations
Ohio University will host a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Application Writing Workshop.

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m .
Friday, March 27, 2020
NEH conducts these grant writing workshops to raise awareness of funding opportunities available in the humanities and to increase the number of quality applications. The workshop is free and open to Ohio University faculty and graduate students, as well as to scholars from any other institution or community in Ohio or surrounding states who want to learn more about NEH and how to compete for NEH grants.

Qualtrics   pre-registration is required but the workshop is free and open faculty, staff, students, and others interested in learning more about the NEH programs. Registration closes Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. 

Agency news and trending topics
A series to raise awareness, encourage dialogue and inspire creative problem solving of the challenges in maintaining integrity in peer review   nih.gov

Former editors-in-chief at European Law Journal say the departure of editorial boards raises issue about ‘who owns’ scholarly journals. timeshighereducation.com

Understanding algae ‘hibernation’ may help in making green fuels. nsf.gov

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma, China's richest man, has committed 100 million yuan ($14.4 million) through his foundation to help fund vaccine development for the Wuhan coronavirus. philanthropynewsdigest.org

Cats are popular yet enigmatic pets. The position of a cat’s body, head, ears and tail offer clues to the animal’s mood, according to research conducted in Canada. theconversation.com
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