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Anna Quider is not only representing NIU’s best interests in Washington, D.C. She also is playing a lead role in advocating for scientific research funding to our nation’s universities. Quider, NIU’s director of federal relations, recently was elected secretary of the board of directors for The Science Coalition, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization of more...
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NIU’s Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning is hosting a brown bag lecture series to showcase research, artistry and community engagement projects. Undergraduates who received funding through the Student Engagement Fund and Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Research & Artistry are the speakers. The first presentation will take place at noon Friday, Feb. 5, in...
Alexis Lamb
Looking to become more independent in your research? Interested in conducting a service learning project? Want to get funding for a study abroad trip or travel to a conference? If you answered yes to any of the questions, then consider applying to either Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry & Research (USOAR) or the Student Engagement...
Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host the seventh annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day and third annual Community Engagement Showcase this spring. The events take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Any undergraduate student who has participated...
A workshop on grant management is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 22, in Altgeld Hall 315. The goal of this session is to provide administrative and academic perspectives for managing grants. The first part of the session will introduce the support available through Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) for managing sponsored awards and...
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A workshop on “Planning your Grant Proposal: Working with Sponsored Programs Administration” is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 11, in Altgeld Hall 315. This session will cover support for and requirements of grant and contract proposal development and submission at NIU. Sponsored Programs Administration staff will discuss how they work with investigators...
Mark Bradley
More than 35 Ph.D. and master’s students will present their research Friday, Nov. 6, during the NIU History Graduate Student Association’s eighth annual conference. The research presentations, which begin at 8 p.m. cover topics including the language of law; new histories of the American West; constructing histories of health and disease; genocide and the modern...
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Lucy Deckard of Academic Research Funding Strategies, LLC, will visit NIU to present a workshop for new faculty on developing competitive grant proposals. Scheduled from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Altgeld 315, the workshop will cover strategies to enhance external funding success, including developing a research agenda, creating a funding plan, recruiting...
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Staff from Sponsored Programs Administration are hosting brown-bag lunches throughout the academic year to chat informally with researchers about their interests. The next is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in Room 304 of Lowden Hall. No registration is required; faculty and any others interested in the research process need only bring...
The Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) has recognized NIU’s Dara Little with its Distinguished Faculty designation. Little serves as NIU’s assistant vice president for research and sponsored programs. She was honored with the award earlier this month at the 2015 SRA International Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Little was the only U.S. research administrator...
Laxman Thoutam
An NIU Ph.D. student in physics is the first author of recently published research in the prestigious journal, Physical Review Letters. The research, by Laxman Thoutam with co-authors from NIU and Argonne National Laboratory, might move scientists closer to understanding the properties of an unusual material known as tungsten-ditelluride’s (WTe2), which could play a critical...
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Collaboration is the name of the game in modern health research. Faculty in the School of Nursing and Health Studies (NUHS) are not only playing that game on a national level but they’re also winning. Over the last year, federal funding agencies have awarded nearly $20 million to four such collaborative projects, two led by...
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