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February 14, 2013

Nominations wanted for 2013 Powe and Research Awards

The nomination period is open for Mississippi State University's 2013 Research Awards and the Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award. Employees and students are encouraged to submit nominations for this year's program.

Research Awards recognize individuals who contribute significantly to the university's mission of research, as well as honor and reward students, faculty and staff for their accomplishments in research and creative endeavors. The awards also raise awareness of research programs and capabilities on campus.

The Powe Award is reserved for outstanding, nationally recognized, competitive researchers. Nominees should have a distinguished research career and a currently active research program. The award will be reflective of leadership, vision, facilitation, collaboration, problem solving and team building. The Powe honoree receives a gift of $1,500 and a commemorative plaque.

Recipients will be honored at a banquet April 2 at the Palmeiro Center.

Complete nomination packets for all awards are due in the Office of Research and Economic Development on or before March 1. Additional information and nomination forms are available for download at http://www.research.msstate.edu/rresources/awards.php

The awards program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and the Office of the Vice President for Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine.

For additional information, please contact Jessica Northcutt at 662-325-3571 or jnorthcutt@research.msstate.edu.

February 18, 2013

Mississippi NASA EPSCoR Office solicits white papers


NASA released the cooperative agreement notice (CAN) for the 2013 EPSCoR Competition on Feb. 13. Mississippi is eligible to submit one proposal. It is anticipated that five to eight awards of $750,000 each (to be expended over a three-year period of performance) will be made.

The Mississippi NASA EPSCoR Office is soliciting two‐page white papers from potential proposers at Mississippi universities. One of these papers will be selected by the Mississippi Research Consortium (MRC) for development into a full proposal to this NASA program.

To be seriously considered for selection, white papers must demonstrate:

— direct ties with, and responsiveness to the objectives of a NASA Center or Directorate;

— a collaboration among two or more Mississippi colleges or universities; and,

— involvement of faculty/students from groups underrepresented/underserved in STEM.

The most competitive white papers may also demonstrate partnerships or cooperative arrangements with one or more of the following: other government agencies, business/industry, private research foundations, jurisdiction agencies, local agencies, and/or additional academic institutions.

All white paper submissions must be submitted to MS NASA EPSCoR Director Peter Sukanek at cmpcs@olemiss.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, March 4.

Dr. Sukanek will conduct the first‐stage review to assess the white paper’s responsiveness to the CAN solicitation. The white papers, along with the first-stage review assessments, will then be provided to the MRC, which will judge and select the best paper for development into a full proposal for submission to NASA.

Additionally, Mississippi State faculty who submit white papers are asked to CC: Assistant Vice President for Research Teresa Gammill at tgammill@research.msstate.edu with their submission to Dr. Sukanek.

Click here to download additional information about the solicitation of white papers.

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