Research Announcements

Differential Gene Expression Workshop

The NM-INbRE & NCGR will present a 5-day bioinformatics workshop covering Basix Unix and Differential Gene Expression.

When

November 12 thru November 16, 2018
Space is limited. Only serious students should apply who can complete the duration of the internship. Certificates of completion to be awarded to students who attend the entire workshop.

Who

This program is geared towards undergraduate and graduate biology students who have minimal or no experience with differential gene expression.

Where

National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) and home of the New Mexico IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Sequencing and Bioinformatics Core (SBC).  Located at 2935 Rodeo Park Dr. East, Santa Fe, NM, 87505

How

Complete our short application and have your mentor provide a letter of recommendation before midnight, Monday, October 15, 2018.

To apply, please contact Lisana Chavez, Project Coordinator at LCHAVEZ@NCGR.ORG

Planning your Scientific Journey

Planning Your Scientific Journey is an innovative online course. Engaging videos, along with reflective exercises, offer concrete tools and practical advice to help you navigate the most challenging aspects of developing and planning a research project. Instruction is led by a diverse group of leading scientists, such as Nobel Laureates, accomplished faculty, and junior scientists, who think about different aspects scientific training in deep and meaningful ways. Our hope is that you will end our course feeling more prepared and confident in your own scientific journey!

This online innovative course on “Planning your Scientific Journey” is being offered by iBiology Courses, an online learning system, developed  with support  from NIGMS’ IPERT program.

Please check details at: https://courses.ibiology.org/courses/course-v1:iBiology+iBio1+2017_2/about

The course starts on October 2, 2017 and ends November 13, 2017.

Graduate Student Grant Opportunities with the Social Security Administrations

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is excited to offer graduate student and faculty opportunities to participate in our small grant programs!  Selected participants for our Programs receive a stipend for their participation.  While these grant opportunities are available to all graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs, we appreciate your assistance of distributing this information to our Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) student prospects.  We hope for strong participation from the MSI community.

Research Projects on Determinants of Life Expectancy by Income and Geography, and Implications for Social Security Policy

The National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER), seeks applications for research projects that deepen our understanding of the mechanisms explaining geographic variation in the relationship between income and life expectancy in the United States, by using recently released statistics from the Health Inequality Project. In this call, with funding support from the Social Security Administration through the NBER Retirement Research Center, we encourage proposals that leverage the newly released data to better understand the reasons for the strong relationship between income and life expectancy, its geographic variability, and its implications for interventions and policy.

Sandell Grant Program

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement income and policy research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior scholars or senior scholars in a new area from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement income issues.

Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Dissertation Fellowship Program in the field of retirement income and policy research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide funding opportunities for doctoral candidates from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement income issues.

Program Official

Rebecca Ell, MBA
Management and Program Analyst
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
Student Service — GAANN, McNair, TRIO Training
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
Email:  rebecca.ell@ed.gov
Phone: 202-453-6348