The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following limited competition opportunities from the Pew Foundation (Pew), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and US Department of Education (DoED). Please note rapidly approaching deadlines and holiday schedule. Advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition.
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1. Pew Foundation Scholars Program
2. DoEd- Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences
3. NIH - NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research in Precision Medicine [U54] – RFA-MD-15-013
4. NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) - 15-581
1. Pew Foundation Scholars Program - The program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health, specifically biomedical science or medicine. The award provides $240,000 in flexible support—$60,000 per year over four years. UIC is limited to one proposal. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/pew15.
2. DoEd- Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences – This program funds training programs at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and institutions of higher education that partner with MSIs. These programs are open to all students and are designed to provide upper-level undergraduate students, recent graduates, and/or master's students, especially from underrepresented groups, with education research experience and professional development in order to prepare these students to pursue doctoral study in the education sciences or in fields relevant to education research. UIC is limited to one proposal. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/doe_rtp15.
3. NIH - NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research for Precision Medicine [U54] – RFA-MD-15-013 - This program supports Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers (TCCs) for health disparities research exploring the potential for precision medicine - an emerging approach that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle - to promote health equity and reduce health disparities. Priorities include: (1) development of new tools and analytic methods for integrating patient data with information about contextual factors acting at the community or population level to influence health; (2) development of pharmacogenomic and other precision medicine tools to identify critical biomarkers for disease progression and drug responses in diverse populations; (3) translation of pharmacogenomic discoveries into effective treatment or clinical practice; and (4) investigation of facilitators and barriers to implementing preci sion medicine approaches in disadvantaged populations. UIC is limited to one proposal. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/nimhd_tcchd15.
4. NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) - 15-581 - This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need, enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics disciplines. UIC is allowed one submission per constituent college that awards degrees in an eligible field. For additional information, see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/nsf_sstem15.
• Preference may be given for resubmissions only if the sponsor provided extramural reviews AND those reviews suggest enthusiasm and/or encouraged resubmission. Reviews MUST be attached to the internal LOI form for consideration.
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• Review guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting an internal LOI.
• If you would like to apply for a limited competition not currently posted at our website at http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu
To UIC Students:
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to an info session on internships with the U.S. Department of State (DOS). The event will be held on Wednesday, 07/15/2015, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 550 University Hall. Presenting will be Ambassador Ian Kelly, the Diplomat in Residence at UIC. Ambassador Kelly will answer questions about the multiple opportunities with the DOS.
Space is limited. Please R.S.V.P. with OIA@uic.edu
Office of International Affairs
Tel 312 996 5455
Dear UIC Students,
Meningococcal disease is a contagious infection spread by close contact with an infected person, such as living together, kissing, sexual contact, sharing drinks or sharing personal items. Meningococcal disease is very serious and can be fatal. The symptoms of meningococcal disease can vary based on the type of illness that develops. Common symptoms of meningococcal meningitis include sudden fever, headache, and stiff neck. Other symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light, and confusion. Meningococcal disease can also cause an infection of the blood which can lead to tiredness, vomiting, cold hands and feet, chills, severe aches and pain, fast breathing, diarrhea, and a dark purple rash. In fatal cases, deaths can occur in as little as a few hours.
The Centers for Disease Control and the Chicago Department of Public Health have expanded the Meningitis vaccine recommendation in light of a recent outbreak in a neighboring state. In addition to receiving the vaccination, you can also protect yourself from the disease by frequent hand washing, refraining from sharing drinks or smoking devices and by practicing safer sex.
Quick medical attention is extremely important if meningococcal disease is suspected.
Per the Centers for Disease Control and the Chicago Department of Public Health, if you are a sexually active man having sex with men in Chicago who have HIV or if you have had intimate or sexual contact with other men, you may be at increased risk for the disease. A fact sheet from the Chicago Department of Public Health provides additional information:
If you meet the above criteria, see your doctor or pharmacist to request a vaccine. UIC students can contact any of the following with questions or can receive the vaccination at:
Family Medicine Clinic (312) 996-2901
University Village Pharmacy (312) 355-2345
Taylor Street/EEI Pharmacy (312) 996-6540
City of Chicago
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Department of Family Medicine
Ambulatory Pharmacy Services