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Kansas NSF EPSCoR MAPS - Research & Education Innovation (REI) Awards Competition Announced

Kansas NSF EPSCoR is announcing a funding opportunity for REI Awards in the area of microbiome research. REI Awards are for small projects that will either allow for networking and planning or for the immediate pursuit of larger projects for developing new transformational concepts. These are awarded for both research and education, given their close relationship. These awards are in the same spirit as and share goals with NSF EAGER (Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research) awards, for high risk/high gain research ideas.

Kansas Students travel to Nebraska for the 2018 Women in Science Conference

Eight Kansas high school students and their teachers from Topeka and Lawrence traveled to the University of Nebraska to attend the 20th Annual Women in Science Conference held April 6-7, 2018. The conference was for students who want to meet and network with career and academic professional women in science.

Kansas NSF EPSCoR Announces MAPS First Award Recipients for 2017-2018

Kansas NSF EPSCoR has awarded five assistant professors from institutions across the state to receive up to $100,000 in support of their research on topics that focus on Microbiomes of Aquatic, Plant and Soil Systems. The purpose of the EPSCoR First Award Program is to assist early career faculty to become competitive for funding from the research directorates at the National Science Foundation.

2018 Spring Semester begins with a Collaborative MAPS Course

The Microbiomes of Aquatic, Plant and Soils across Kansas (MAPS) collaborative course started last week for undergraduate and graduate students from across Kansas enrolled. Biology 890d at KSU and Biology 701 at KU make up this educational collaboration that is specifically designed to study the structure and functions of microbiomes.