Dr. Unislawa Williams, Associate Professor of Political Science has been awarded a $2,000 from The Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) at The Ohio State University for the development of a new course, “Resurgence of Russian Foreign Policy.” CSEES is a federal Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center which is committed to broadening access to knowledge and learning about Eastern Europe and Eurasia at all levels of the U.S. education system. The grant funds will be used for travel and other expenses related to bringing in guest speakers for the course.
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Dr. Yassin Jeilani, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been awarded a grant from the Faculty Incentive Program of the NASA Astrobiology Minority Institution Research Support (MIRS) Program. His project entitled “Prebiotic Formation of Biomolecules under Drying Lagoon Conditions” is a one year award in the amount of $10,000. The grant supports Dr. Jeilani’s travel to the American Chemical Society’s National Meeting and to the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS). It also supports a student research assistant.
The Department of Defense has announced the Fiscal Year 2017 Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Equipment/Instrumentation Program. This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) (Funding Opportunity Number W911NF-16-R-0024) solicits proposals for the acquisition of instrumentation to be used in research areas relevant to the Army Research Office (ARO), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), and to advance the education of students in those areas. The Research and Education Program aims to improve the research capabilities of HBCUs/MIs and increase their STEM education programs. The funding purpose of this program is to “(1) support the acquisition of equipment/instrumentation to augment existing capabilities or to develop new capabilities in research areas of interest to DoD, and (2) attract students to pursue studies leading to STEM careers”. Funding granted under this BAA cannot be used for student support; however, in order to advance DoD’s goal of attracting students to pursue studies leading to STEM careers, applicants must address the impact of the requested equipment/instrumentation on student participation in research. Proposals are due by 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time, August 31, 2016.