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New Mexico Research Symposium 2022 Recap

After two years online, the 2022 New Mexico Research Symposium (NMRS) returned in person, welcoming over 150 people from all over the state. Read on to get all the deets on the poster competition, hear about the first ever Rio Grande Research SLAM, and more...
JFunding kudos graphicay Misra (PI), Joshua Reynolds, and David Breeker have been awarded a DOE EPSCoR grant for their proposal, "Building a federated learning framework for trustworthy and resilient energy internet of things (eIoT) infrastructure." The award brings together NMSU, Microgrid Systems Laboratory (MSL), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to explore the utility of Federated machine learning within smart grid data architectures and applications. Read more about it here...
Funding kudos graphicMSL, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Navajo Technical University have been awarded a grant from the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) program to further the partners’ work with Native American communities in the tribal energy sovereignty area. Read more about it here...

Photos from the National NSF EPSCoR Conference in Maine in early November
arrowDiversity & Inclusion Tip: This holiday season you can be more inclusive by wishing people, "Happy Holidays" or "Happy Winter Break" rather than naming a specific holiday they may not celebrate. Little things like this make people feel seen, accepted, and respected.
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NM SMART Grid Center Externships (students supported by NM EPSCoR)
Externships are funding opportunities for graduate students to spend time at a national lab, industry or research facility, government agency, or higher education institution other than the student's host institution. Amount: Up to $4,000.
Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis    more info button
DOE: NNSA SSGF (Undergrad seniors, 1-2 year grad students)
Goal: The DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (SSGF) program's primary objective is to encourage the training of scientists by providing financial support to talented students who study and research designated areas of stewardship science accompanied by practical work experience at DOE NNSA research facilities.
Amount: All tuition and fees covered plus $38K stipend and $1K for professional development. 

Deadline: Jan 11    
DOE: Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (Grad students)
Goal: Support students pursuing doctoral degrees in fields that use high-performance computing.
Benefits: Annual stipend of $45K, payment of full tuition and fees, $1K professional development allowance, 12-week practicum experience @ DOE national lab (LANL & Sandia are DOE labs).
Deadline: Jan 18    
CRA: Distributed Research Experiences for Undergrads (Undergrads)
Goal: To increase the number of people from underrepresented groups including women, minorities, or persons with disabilities who are enrolled in graduate studies in the fields of computer science and computer engineering. Amount: $7K per summer plus relocation travel assistance when appropriate. 
Deadline: Feb 15    
Call for Proposals: NM EPSCoR Collaborative Innovation Working Groups
Goal: To financially support collaborations (meetings, trainings, groups) that seek to promote research innovation and integration in smart grid-related areas. Any individual from a NM academic institution or national lab may submit a proposal. Direct involvement in a NM EPSCoR-funded project is NOT a requirement. Amount: Up to $7,500. 
Deadline: Rolling   more info button
NSF: EPSCoR Track 2 - Solicitation Posted
Goal: To facilitate collaborations and catalyze engagement in NSF priorities among EPSCoR jurisdictions. Projects must involve investigators from two or more EPSCoR jurisdictions; one submission per organization. Amount: Up to $1.5M/year for up to 4 yrs.
Theme: Advancing climate change research and resilience capacity to expand opportunities for disproportionately affected communities.

⬇︎ See events section below for webinars and office hours related to this solicitation ⬇︎
Letter of Intent (required) Deadline: Dec 20   more info button
NSF: Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1
Goal: To support the design and implementation of research infrastructure — including equipment, cyberinfrastructure, large-scale datasets and personnel — whose total project costs exceed NSF's Major Research Instrumentation program but are under $20 million. Proposals for infrastructure that advances research on climate science and the impacts of climate change are encouraged. Amount: $400K–up to but not including $20M
Preliminary Proposal (required) Deadline: Jan 5   more info button
NSF: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education @ HSIs
Goal: To enhance the quality of undergraduate STEM education and to increase retention and graduation rates of undergrads pursuing degrees in STEM at Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). 
  • Planning or Pilot Projects: $200K to $400K for projects lasting up to 2 yrs.
  • Implementation and Evaluation Projects: $500K to $1M for projects lasting 3–5 yrs.
Deadline: Feb 8   more info button
NSF: Training-based Workforce Develop. for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
Goal: To support the development of innovative training and educational materials addressing emerging needs and identified bottlenecks in CI workforce development.
  • Pilot Projects: $300k total up to 2yrs.
  • Implementation Projects: $500k-$1M total for up to 4 yrs.
 Deadline: Feb 23  more info button
NSF: Mid-Career Advancement (MCA)
Goal: To support opportunities for scientists and engineers at the associate professor rank (or equivalent) to substantively enhance and advance their research program through synergistic partnerships.
Amount: Variable. Funding for up to a total of 6.5 months of PI salary (plus fringe benefits) and one month of summer support for each collaborative partner.
Deadline: March 1  more info button

CALENDAR DATE ICON| Dec 7 |  NSF EPSCoR Track 2 Solicitation Webinar @ 1pm MT

   Join ZoomGov Meeting by clicking here. Or input the following info into
   Zoom: Meeting ID: 160 502 2051  Passcode: 320941 

| Dec 10 - Jan 16 |  NMT Winter Break

CALENDAR DATE ICON| Dec 14 |  NSF EPSCoR Track 2 Solicitation Office Hours @ 1pm MT

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   Zoom: Meeting ID: 160 177 0274  Passcode: 867535 

CALENDAR DATE ICON| Dec 15 |  NSF EPSCoR Track 2 Solicitation Office Hours @ 1pm MT

  Join ZoomGov Meeting by clicking here. Or input the following info into
   Zoom: Meeting ID: 160 824 4294  Passcode: 767453

| Dec 23 - Jan 2 |  NMSU & UNM Winter Break

Happy Fall & Winter Breaks! We will see you again in January 2023!
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