[ORA-Funding] New RFP – CWRU Technology Validation & Start-Up Fund (CTP)

The Technology Transfer Office is now accepting pre-proposals for the

2018 CWRU Technology Validation & Start-Up Fund Program (CTP)

Key Deadlines:

June 1, 2018 9:00am (CWRU Pre-Proposal due using the approved form).

Qualified proposals will be chosen to advance to the full proposal stage. The deadline for full proposals is June 20, 2018

The $500,000 grants  awarded by the Ohio Third Frontier is managed through the CWRU Technology Transfer Office to help faculty researchers advance and commercialize their innovations. The program aims to accelerate the translation of promising technologies into the marketplace by funding validation work that will directly impact and enhance commercial viability and the ability to support a start-up company.

Funding will support technologies that require validation/proof that will directly impact and enhance commercial viability. Projects must have already advanced beyond basic research and should have the equivalent of a laboratory-scale proof of concept prior to applying for funding.

All proposals must fall into one of these State of Ohio’s technology focus areas:

  • Biomedical/Life Sciences
  • Advanced Materials
  • Energy
  • Software/Information Technology
  • Sensors
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Funding: $100,000 ($50,000 from CTP + $50,000 cost match by awardees)

Funding Period: 12 months

Start Date: September 2018

For more information, please visit our limited submission at:



Discover UChicago: Expenses-Paid Visit Program Application Now Open

The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for our Discover UChicago program, an expenses-paid visit weekend to be held October 18th-20th, 2018 for candidates traditionally underrepresented in their fields. This program is intended for individuals planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2018 with the intention of matriculating in the fall of 2019. This exciting event combines workshops on applying to graduate school, individual meetings with faculty, and opportunities to connect with current UChicago students, as well as to explore our community and the city of Chicago.

Students interested in doctoral programs, as well as master’s programs in the majority of our schools and divisions, are encouraged to apply online by August 15, 2018. In particular, students from underrepresented backgrounds, first generation students, women in STEM fields, and undocumented students are invited to apply. A full list of participating programs, as well as application requirements and additional guidance, may be found at grad.uchicago.edu/admissions/discover/.

Any questions may be directed to our office at gradadmissions@uchicago.edu.

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Biochemistry teaching position newly available at Denison

The Department of Chemistry at Denison University is searching for current Ph.D. students, recent graduates, or post-docs who would be interested in an opportunity to gain valuable experience in undergraduate (bio)chemical education. The position is a one-year, full-time sabbatical replacement position with primary teaching responsibilities in biochemistry and general chemistry starting in August 2018. Extension to a second year is possible, but cannot be guaranteed. We offer a competitive salary, funds to cover moving expenses, professional development funds, and funding and facilities for research. Click the document below for full description.

Denison biochem job description

Graduate Student Symposium (GSS) at the University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo, in Buffalo NY, is holding its 36th annual Chemistry Graduate Student Symposium (GSS) this May 21st-23rd. GSS is a unique symposium which since 1983 has been organized by graduate students, for graduate students. We focus on developing the professional skills of student presenters through interaction with peers and distinguished keynote speakers. The symposium is free of fees and registration in prior years has included around 150 students from all over the northeastern United States and Canada. We offer opportunities to present research in two forms, by poster or oral presentations.

To have your work displayed at this year’s GSS, please have your graduate students submit an abstract through our website (www.ubchemgss.org) and if you do not mind please forward this message to your graduate students.

We also have the honor of hosting three distinguished keynote speakers this year Dr. Malika Jeffries-EL from Boston University, Dr. Felix Castellano from North Carolina State University and Dr. Heather Desaire from University of Kansas. For more information on keynote speakers and scheduling, please see the attached flyer and feel free to visit our website or e-mail (chemistrybuffalogss@gmail.com).

We greatly appreciate your time and look forward to seeing your work represented in May!

The Graduate Students of GSS
Graduate Student Symposium (GSS) 2018
Department of Chemistry
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY 14260-3000

HC Brown Lectures – Registration Deadline 5pm Friday, April 6

35th Herbert C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry

Location:  Purdue University

Date:  Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13, 2018

 Friday, April 6 is the last day to register for the HC Brown Lectures!  Registration is free and includes lunch for all participants who register by 5pm on FridayApril 6, 2018.

 Don’t forget to sign up to present a poster.  The poster submission deadline is Wednesday, April 4 at 5pm.

 Registration and poster submissions must be submitted electronically through the online registration form.  Please contact Donna Bertram (dbertram@purdue.edu) if you have any questions.

 For the detailed program and the online registration form, please visit our website:  https://www.chem.purdue.edu/hcbrownlectures/.

Post-doc, Chemistry Data Curation

http://go.iu.edu/1SUX.  This is an exciting alternate-academic position hosted by our well-ranked research library: https://www.chronicle.com/article/Spending-by-University/240829.  It is an opportunity for a PhD to use their expertise and skills to assist in the building of a robust data curation program with IU chemists and librarians.  I am happy to answer all inquiries: jlaherty@iu.edu

35th Herbert C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry

Location:  Purdue University

Date:  Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13, 2018

Dear colleagues:

The 35th H.C. Brown Lectures will be held on Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13, 2018.  Among the activities will be a poster session on Friday, April 13, with poster viewing opportunities throughout the day.  We encourage student participants to present their recent works at our poster session and competition.  Multiple cash awards will be given for the best posters by students and post-docs.

Poster information (title, authors, and affiliation) must be submitted electronically through the online registration form BEFORE Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Website and registration: https://www.chem.purdue.edu/hcbrownlectures/.