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Deadline: March 8, 2018
Grant Opportunity
U.S. - Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund Cycle 19 Deadline: March 8, 2018
Proposals for the U.S. - Egypt S&T Joint Fund will be accepted until March 8. Collaborative Research Grants provide up to $400,000 for a joint U.S. and Egyptian research team. Junior Scientist Grants provide up to $30,000 for training visits to the U.S. Learn more...

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January 30, 2018
Event
Workshop on Deploying Sustainable Energy during Transition: Implications of Recovery, Renewal and Rebuilding
On January 30, 2018, the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability will host a public workshop to identify specialized social, economic and engineering challenges to and opportunities for deploying sustainable energy during times of transition. Learn more...

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January  17, 2018
Webinar
Tech Transfer Evolution: Driving Economic Prosperity
On Wednesday, January  17th, the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) will host "Tech Transfer Evolution: Driving Economic Prosperity," a webinar to discuss a new report on how university leaders and governing boards can think about success indicators for university  engagement in innovation and technology transfer.

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Deadline Extended: February 28, 2018
Competition
WWI and the Scientific Enterprise
On the centennial of WWI, we are pleased to announce a competition for young scholars to write a research paper on how scientists and engineers in the U.S. were engaged in the war effort. Five $5,000 grants will be awarded to develop the best proposals into papers. The writer of the top paper will receive an additional $10,000. Learn more

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January 8-9,2018
Event
Workshop on Government Decision-Making to Allocate Scientific Resources
How do government decision makers decide how to allocate scarce scientific resources? During this January 8-9 workshop, participants will review findings and recommendations from related NSF-funded projects. The workshop will identify what data are needed to bridge the gap between science and decision making to enable research agencies to improve their own assessments and management practices. View Agenda | Register

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Ongoing
New Project
The Science of Effective Mentoring in STEMM
Strong mentors are critical in the development of undergraduate and graduate students in STEMM—especially for many members of historically underrepresented populations. The Science of Effective Mentoring in STEMM committee will systematically compile and analyze current research on the characteristics, competencies, and behaviors of effective mentors and mentees in STEMM and develop a practical resource guide for mentoring practitioners to create and support viable, sustainable mentoring support systems.

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November 15, 2017
News
U.S.-Pakistan Science and Technology Cooperation Program Announces 14 Research Grants
This program is designed to increase cooperation between Pakistani scientists and institutions and their American counterparts to support economic development in Pakistan and to build the capacity of Pakistani research and education institutions. View the press release and phase 7 awardees with joint projects in health, water, agriculture and energy...

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November 9, 2017
News
National Academies to Host IAP-R Secretariat
The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are now serving as the host for the InterAcademy Partnership for Research (IAP-R) secretariat. Read More

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September 28, 2017
Press Release
USAID Announces $6 Million in New Global Research Collaboration
USAID announced $6 million for 28 new research projects that will address gaps in evidence and advance technical capacity in critical areas of development. The projects are funded through Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER), a National Academies initiative designed to foster collaborative global research. Learn more

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November 15, 2017
Convocation
A National Convocation on Revitalizing the University-Industry-Government Partnership in Support of Research in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Explore the role of research universities in our nation’s economic, social, and cultural growth and advancement; partnerships between research universities and essential sectors across our nation; and the workforce of the 21st century that we will need to remain the most vital economy and society in the world. Learn more...

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November 10, 2017
Workshop
A Workshop on Women of Color in STEM
Join us Friday, November 10, for a workshop on Women of Color in STEM. This workshop  will feature speakers in the STEM field from prestigious universities and organizations across the country, discussing progress to date, issues that still remain, current initiatives, and goals for the future. Learn more...

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October 26, 2017
Event
Sustainable Urban Environments in the Coastal Plain: Linking Knowledge to Action
Join us on Thursday, October 26th as speakers share their experience in managing sustainability issues and describe their perspective in the current policy context in the U.S. Learn more about the event and register in advance!

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October 26, 2017
Workshop
Building America’s Skilled Technical Workforce: The Role of Digital Tutors
The half-day workshop will describe the evidence on the efficacy of Digital Tutors, exploring our current knowledge about the capabilities and applicability of this technology for use in day-to-day teaching and learning. It will also discuss strategies and policies needed to more widely implement digital tutoring and to assess its impact at much larger scales. View Agenda | Register

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September 14, 2017
PUBLICATION
Dual Use Research of Concern
CSTL has just released a new report, Dual Use Research of Concern in the Life Sciences: Current Issues and Controversies. The report examines policies and practices governing dual-use research in the life sciences – research that could potentially be misused to cause harm. Project Information.

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September 18-19
Symposium
Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) for the Next Ten Years and Beyond
The NAS Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) is convening a symposium to examine how CTR has evolved since that time and to consider new approaches for CTR programs and related WMD elimination efforts to increase their ability to enhance U.S. security. Learn more.

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August 8, 2017
New Project
Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Liberia
A new program is seeking to build Liberia's clinical research capacity and support the training of Liberian physicians -- particularly those charged with addressing the health care needs of Ebola survivors. For more information, visit PEER Liberia.

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July 25, 2017
News
Why Eyewitnesses Fail - Report Featured in PNAS
In the July 25, 2017 edition of PNAS, Thomas D. Albright, co-chair of the committee that authored our 2014 report Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification, discusses the scientific issues that emerged from the study and how the issues led to recommendations for additional research, best practices for law enforcement, and use of eyewitness evidence by the courts.

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July 24, 2017
Leadership
New Senior Director of the Science and Technology for Sustainability Program
We are pleased to welcome the new Senior Director of the Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) Program, Vaughan Turekian. He's transitioning from serving as the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, where he's been since September 2015. Read Dr. Turekian's full biography.

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July 27-30, 2017
Event
Judges conference on forensic science
The Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit dedicated its July 27-30 meeting to "The History and Future of Forensic Science." The meeting highlighted ground-breaking reports on Forensic Science and Eyewitness Identification, and the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence

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June 16, 2017
NEWS
Effective Mentoring in STEMM: Practice, Research, and Future Directions
A new Proceedings in Brief summarizes the discussions at a February 2017 workshop to identify successful practices and programs for mentoring students in career pathways in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM).

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June, 2017
New Report
An Assessment of ARPA-E
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is making progress toward achieving its statutory mission and goals, says a new congressionally mandated Academies report released by the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy.

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June 20, 2017
Event
Workshop on Impacts of Sexual Harassment in Academia
The Workshop on Impacts of Sexual Harassment in Academia took place on June 20. Distinguished scholars, educators, professional society leaders, and policy experts discussed the prevalence, nature, and impacts of sexual harassment, and the policies, strategies, and practices for addressing sexual harassment in academia.

GUIRR webinars
June 15, 2017
Webinar
Addressing Global Challenges Through Partnership: The Mars, Inc. and UC Davis Relationship
On Thursday, June 15th, the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) will host a webinar with Harold Schmitz, Chief Science Officer at Mars, Inc., and Robert Powell, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at UC Davis, for a discussion of the longstanding institutional partnership between Mars and UC Davis. Register here…

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May 18, 2017
New Report
Building America's Skilled Technical Workforce
On May 18, 2017, the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy will release a new report on Building America's Skilled Technical Workforce. The release will be accompanied by a morning panel in the NAS building moderated by the Hon. Jeff Bingaman and other committee members. View agenda and register.
 
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