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October 22, 2015
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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
 
 
Mentoring Graduate Students Using Individual Development Plans

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Room 104 Illini Union

3:30-5:00 p.m.

Registration

IDPs provide a framework to help mentees identify and set both academic and career goals. These plans can be a useful tool to enhance conversations and develop a training plan with your graduate students.  Guest speaker Dr. Philip Clifford, a leader in the development of IDPs, will discuss ways to use these plans with graduate students and postdocs.

 

Recognizing their usefulness in facilitating training, the NIH strongly encourages the use of IDPs and has recently included them in their annual progress reports. While originally developed in the biological sciences, IDPs provide a customizable framework to discuss accomplishments and goals specific to your discipline.

 

There is no fee for the workshop, but registration is required and seating is limited. For details, visit the Graduate College website at www.grad.illinois.edu/events/mentoring/fall2015 or contact the Graduate College at grad@illinois.edu

 
Public Address by William Adams (Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities)

NEH 50–Public Address by William Adams (Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities)

Date Oct 29, 2015
 
Time 7:30 pm  
 
Location

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum (600 S Gregory St, Urbana, IL)

 
Sponsor

IPRH, the Office of the Provost, and the Spurlock Museum

 
Event type IPRH
 
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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Chairman William Adams will give a public address on "The Common Good and NEH at 50."

A reception will follow the event.

About the speaker

William Adams is the tenth chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Adams, president of Colby College in Waterville, Maine from 2000 until his retirement on June 30, 2014, is a committed advocate for liberal arts education and brings to the Endowment a long record of leadership in higher education and the humanities.

A native of Birmingham, Michigan, and son of an auto industry executive, Adams earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Colorado College and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz History of Consciousness Program. He studied in France as a Fulbright Scholar before beginning his career in higher education with appointments to teach political philosophy at Santa Clara University in California and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He went on to coordinate the Great Works in Western Culture program at Stanford University and to serve as vice president and Secretary of Wesleyan University. He became president of Bucknell University in 1995 and president of Colby College in 2000.

Learn more about William Adams at the NEH's website.

 
RFDA WORKSHOP: IHSI Activities

Presented by:

Neal Cohen

Director

Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Initiative at Illinois

 

 Tuesday, November 3rd

12Noon-1pm

Room 114 Huff Hall

 

Lunch will be provided!

 

*PLEASE NOTE*

We will be moving from faculty getting monthly statements via paper, to getting them electronically.  This is the application that faculty will have to access to see grant and ICR information.

 

If you are interested in attending this RFDA seminar, please complete the registration form no later than October 29th.

 
 
 
 
 
FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
 
Upcoming PCORI Funding Opportunity for Comparative Effectiveness Research in MS -- November 12 Deadline for LOIs
 

More Information: http://www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/announcement/treatment-multiple-sclerosis-cycle-3-2015

 

 
Phased Innovation Award for Mechanistic Studies to Optimize Mind and Body Interventions in NCCIH High Priority Research Topics (R61/R33)

APPLICATION DUE DATE: January 15, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date. No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement .

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

MORE INFORMATION: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AT-16-005.html

 
Impact of the Use of Glucose Monitoring and Control Technologies on Health Outcomes and Quality of Life in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) (DP3)

APPLICATION DUE DATE: March 3, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

MORE INFORMATION: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-15-028.html

 
 
 
 
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
NIH invests $85 million for BRAIN Initiative research

The National Institutes of Health announced its second wave of grants to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, bringing the NIH investment to $85 million in fiscal year 2015.

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