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Spring semester racing ahead at Mississippi State

The spring semester is racing ahead in the Office of Research and Economic Development, and I'd like to take a moment to give you a quick update.

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David Shaw is vice president for research and economic development at Mississippi State University.

Nominations for Powe and research awards wanted
As I mentioned last month, one of the highlights of my year is the annual research awards banquet in April when we join with the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine to honor faculty, staff, and students for their outstanding research achievements. I encourage you to make a nomination this year, and to do so, please see http://www.research.msstate.edu/rresources/news.php?id=5744.

FDP faculty workload survey underway
I also want to encourage all of our principal investigators and co-PIs with federal projects to participate in the Federal Demonstration Partnership's Faculty Workload Survey, which is a very important tool that's used to gauge the significant impact that administrative work has on research productivity. You will be receiving email notification about the survey this month. Results from past surveys have provided support for revisions and improvements, and it's a good way to make your voice heard on this critical subject. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Jennifer Easley at jeasley@osp.msstate.edu.

Funding opportunity: Mississippi NASA EPSCoR RID Seed Grants
Applications are now being accepted for the Mississippi NASA EPSCoR RID Seed Grants, and I think we can be very competitive due to the high level and quality of work of our faculty and researchers. The amount of Space Grant funding is $32,500 per award. There is a 1:1 cost share requirement. It is expected that MS NASA EPSCoR will award three projects, and the period of performance is June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019. Please notify the Office of Sponsored Projects as soon as possible at http://osp.msstate.edu/servicerequestportal if you plan to submit a proposal. The deadline to send your proposal to Sponsored Projects for submission is Feb. 27, 2018. The solicitation can be found at http://msnasaepscor.org or downloaded directly from http://msnasaepscor.org/docs/RIDgrantsSolicitationY18A.pdf.

Kudos and congratulations
I always look forward to sharing success stories about our faculty and staff with you, and here are a few that have come across my desk recently:

* Congratulations to Angie Chrestman, who has been named director of the MSU Career Center. Read more at http://memo.msstate.edu/story.php?id=4437.

* Kudos to Thomas R. Gregory III, a community planner in the Carl Small Town Center, who has been elected to serve a one-year term as president-elect of the American Planning Association's Mississippi Chapter. Read more at http://memo.msstate.edu/story.php?id=4442.

* Congratulations to Dan Seale, who has been named the inaugural James R. Moreton Endowed Fellow in the College of Forest Resources. Read more at http://memo.msstate.edu/story.php?id=4449.

* Kudos to Merrill Warkentin, the James J. Rouse Professor of Information Systems in the College of Business, who is ranked 20th in the world in the Association for Information Systems annual Scholar Rankings.

* And please join me in welcoming Riley McCormick to the Office of Research Compliance as our new compliance administrator. Starting next week, he'll be working full-time with the Institutional Review Board and Human Research Protection Program.

Final words
Thank you for taking the time to read this month's letter. Please feel free to contact me at dshaw@research.msstate.edu if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns about any of our research and economic development activities or visit www.research.msstate.edu.

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