November 1, 2023

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Humanities Research Centers on Artificial Intelligence program

The National Institute of Humanities’ Humanities Research Centers on Artificial Intelligence program aims to support a more holistic understanding of artificial intelligence in the modern world through the creation of new humanities research centers on artificial intelligence at eligible institutions. Centers must focus their scholarly activities on exploring the ethical, legal, or societal implications of AI.  

Department of the Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship program

The Department of Defense’s Department of the Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship program offers hands-on exposure to Department of the Air Force research challenges through 8- to 12-week research residencies at participating DAF research facilities for full-time science, mathematics, and engineering faculty at U.S. colleges and universities.

K-State events and announcements

Fulbright Scholars Information Session

The Office of Research Development will host an information session on the Fulbright Scholar Program from 3:30-5 p.m. on November 14 via Zoom. The Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 400 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards for faculty in more than 135 countries.

The session will open with a brief overview of this program's submission requirements and an introduction to the Fulbright Scholars website. This presentation will be followed by presentations by two recent K-State Fulbright Scholar awardees. They will talk about their experience, the logistics of setting up an extended stay in another country and provide tips for the Fulbright Scholars submission.

Attendees will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions. If you are interested in the Fulbright Scholarship program, this is a session you should attend. Please register to attend by noon on November 13. 

Contact with any questions.


This session is part of the Office of International Programs’ International Education Week occurring November 8-17. 

Department of Defense Funding Opportunities

3:30-5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 16

Via Zoom


The Office of Research Development, or ORD, will host an informational discussion on opportunities to work with the Department of Defense for "scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge or understanding.” This session is intended to broaden faculty understanding and awareness of traditional and non-traditional research funding opportunities within DoD potentials for basic and applied research that aligns your interest areas, expertise, and research focus with the needs of organizations within DOD. The proposed two-part presentation is focused on DoD with part-1 in identifying some of the strategies for DoD funding, which are different from other funding agencies. part-2 providing you with a snapshot of DoD entities and their research funding programs. Registration will close at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Register to attend this session.

UIDP Innovation Ecosystems Workshop

10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Successful innovation ecosystems strategically maximize economic, technological, and societal impact while cultivating a culture of progress and collaboration. UIDP has identified two timely topics related to innovation ecosystems of high importance that will be discussed at this event:

  • The pressing contemporary issues of building and assessing innovation- ecosystems.
  • Securing talent to bolster the well-being of these innovation communities.

Agenda Highlights

The event will focus primarily on: 

  • Organizing for Impact: Proposal development, team building and effective staffing.
  • Assessing Impact: Measuring economic development and talent retention.
  • Small group discussions around talent, innovation and entrepreneurship, managing IP, optimizing diversity and more.

Learn more and register to attend.

External events and announcements

Potential panelists for Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention

The Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention, or PIPP, Working Group at the National Science Foundation is seeking to identify possible panelists and their availability for the PIPP Phase II Centers competition. For that reason, we are conducting a short voluntary survey of those we believe may be valuable panelists and interested in participating. We would be grateful if you fill out the survey and consider being a panelist if you are not already taking part in the PIPP Phase II competition.


PIPP Phase II Panelist Survey


Panels will be held virtually on specific dates in February and March 2024. We expect each panel member to read and write reviews for approximately 6 full proposals. These reviews will be due about one week before the panel. Please hold the dates that you signed up for and assume you will be a panelist. You will be notified whether you have been selected for a panel no later than January 10th, 2024.   


In addition to finding panelists for PIPP Phase II, we would like to save your contact information and areas of expertise to help us find panelists and ad hoc reviewers in the future. For any questions or requests, please contact us at  

NASA SMD Seeks Volunteer Reviewers for Research Proposals

NASA's Science Mission Directorate is seeking subject matter experts to serve as external (email) and/or virtual panel reviewers of proposals to the "ROSES" research solicitation. 


All of the reviewer volunteer forms may be accessed on the main landing page or just follow the links below to the volunteer review forms. Once on a form, click the boxes to indicate the topics in which you consider yourself to be a subject matter expert. If your skills match our needs for that review and there are not too many organizational conflicts of interest, we will contact you to discuss scheduling.

Defense TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo 2023

November 28-30

Gaylord National Harbor in Washington D.C.

This is our 12th annual program, bringing together defense, private industry, federal agencies, and academic leadership to accelerate applications for state-of-the-art technology solutions. Our unique Innovation Partner packages for Defense TechConnect 2023 offers exceptional networking, showcase, pitch, and expo opportunities for your organization. By participating, you will have the chance to be front and center at one of the largest dedicated emerging tech and innovation matchmaking conferences of the year. Become a TechConnect Innovation Partner!


In addition to Defense TechConnect 2023, we are co-locating two conferences - SBIR/STTR Fall Innovation and Smart Cities 2023. This collaboration will provide a unique opportunity for networking and knowledge exchange.


Save the date and mark your calendars for this premier event! Already prepared to apply? Go ahead and submit your technology applications.

22nd Annual K-INBRE Symposium

Saturday January 13, 2024

Sunday January 14, 2024

Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan, Kansas

The K-INBRE annual symposium is back once again, and we are excited to bring together students, faculty and staff from our 10 universities in Kansas and Oklahoma.

Register to attend by December 1.

Submit abstracts by December 1.


Symposium Schedule


Please contact Heiata Chapman or Clare Frantz with any questions.

Build and Broaden Workshop

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Nov. 2

The Build and Broaden Program in the Directorate of Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences will host its second annual program symposium.

Build and Broaden aims to broaden participation in the social, behavioral and economic sciences through support for research, training and research infrastructure at minority-serving institutions, including partnerships with and among those institutions.

The event will provide information about the program funding, best practices, submission preparation, post submissions and budgets. In addition, a diverse group of PIs will discuss how NSF funding supports the implementation of their projects. Finally, there will be a conversation about additional funding opportunities throughout the foundation.

Please register for the event to receive additional information and access to the Zoom meeting. 

NSF Enabling Partnerships to Increase Innovation Capacity Q&A Session

2 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 6

The Enabling Partnerships to Increase Innovation Capacity, or EPIIC, program is hosting a Q&A session. In this session, program directors will briefly discuss technical details about submitting proposals for the EPIIC funding opportunity and answer questions about the program.

Register to attend.

KU Faculty Workshop — Army Research

1-4 p.m.

November 6

Memorial Union, Lawrence

The University of Kansas would like to invite K-State faculty to a research workshop.


Purpose: Build research relationships with the Army Research Institute, or ARI.


Attendees: In addition to the Basic Research Branch of ARI, the workshop will include program managers and faculty from ARI Fort Leavenworth, Army University, or IRAD, Center for Army Leadership, the Army War College, and the Consortium Fellows Research Program. Our objective is to have 30 KU faculty/researchers from across the myriad disciplines identified in the ARI BAA.  


Format: The workshop will begin with a plenary session for 90 minutes. During this time, program managers will present their programs, research priorities, and recommendations for doing business with their institution. Following the plenary session, we will have breakout rooms available for faculty to speak about their research. For basic research, we anticipate research interests in the below categories. Our goal is to host this event in a face-to-face environment.

  • Personnel Assessment and Talent Management
  • Leadership & Leader Competencies
  • Team and Organizational Effectiveness
  • Technical Fluency & Learning

Contact Nate Birkhead with any questions.

NSF STEM Ed IPRF: Webinars and Virtual Office Hours

Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 21

The Directorate for STEM Education at the National Science Foundation is hosting a series of virtual office hours for the STEM Education Individual Postdoctoral Research Fellowships program to support PIs in preparing proposals for the upcoming deadline. These sessions are designed to complement the Program's recorded presentations.

The office hour sessions are an opportunity to communicate with NSF program directors via videoconference. Webinars will provide an overview of the program and the solicitation that supports awards for individual postdoctoral scholars. Office hours are designed as drop-in sessions for individuals who have questions about the program or the process of preparing proposals. You may also send questions to

Learn more and join.

NSF CyberTraining and SCIPE Program Webinar

12:30-2 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

This webinar will review the NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure’s Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure, or CyberTraining, program, including all project classes, the Strengthening Cyberinfrastructure Professionals Ecosystem, or SCIPE, program and the priorities of the participating divisions.

Learn more and register to attend.

NSF MCB Virtual Office Hour: Meet MCB Program Directors

1-2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Join the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, or MCB, at the National Science Foundation for our next virtual office hour to meet MCB program directors. Program Directors will be present to address your questions.

Register to attend.

NSF CSforAll Research and RPPs Office Hours

November 3–13

NSF program officers from the Computer and Information Science and Engineering, or CISE, and Education, or EDU, directorates are holding virtual office hours to answer questions and provide additional insights into the CSforAll: Research and RPPs program and solicitation.

Learn more and attend a session.

Fall 2023 NSF Virtual Grants Conference

Save the Date! Join the National Science Foundation for the Fall 2023 NSF Virtual Grants Conference, to be held during the week of December 4-7, 2023.

Registration will be free of charge and opens on Wednesday, November 8 at 11 a.m. Be on the lookout for the Registration is Open email, which will provide the registration links and details for this event.

In the meantime, please feel free to check for the most up-to-date information and view recordings of sessions from previous conferences. You may also view the Spring 2023 Virtual Grants Conference recordings on our YouTube page. For those who cannot attend the live conference, all recorded conference sessions will be available on-demand shortly after the event and posted on our website and our YouTube page.

If you have any logistical questions about this virtual conference, please contact us at:

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