Current Events


During the week of June 24, 2024, ORSD will host a Mock Panel as part of the NSF CAREER Award events series. Faculty participants had the opportunity to register for this event by April 15, 2024, and submit their draft proposals by June 17, 2024.

The Mock Panel will simulate a real NSF review section, with scientists from various fields at Brown acting as reviewers. Before the live session, these reviewers will thoroughly read and critique the proposals, providing valuable insights and feedback. The Mock Panel sessions will be scheduled based on the availability of both the participants and the panelists. This event aims to help faculty refine their proposals and improve their chances of success in securing an NSF CAREER award. More information and resources can be found here.

PREVIOUS Events & Resources

NASA Funding Luncheon

On April 23, 2024, the NASA RI EPSCoR program, directed out of the Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences (DEEPS) at Brown University, in collaboration with ORSD, hosted a lunchtime panel that highlighted NASA funding opportunities for a variety of research across the campus, ranging from public health to planetary science, and from biomedical to computer sciences. The event aimed to discuss and learn about NASA research priorities, hear the latest updates from the NASA RI EPSCoR Program, and explore ways to build collaborations that could optimize and increase NASA funding across disciplines at Brown. The agenda included an overview of NASA funding opportunities presented by Ralph Milliken, presentations from faculty who had received NASA funding in different departments and fields of science, and insights on current and future funding directions.                                    ____________________________________________

Brown University National Labs Day

On April 19, Brown University welcomed scientists, engineers, and technical experts who were at the forefront of research from National Labs such as Oak Ridge, Lawrence Livermore, Brookhaven, Argonne, and others. The event was held at the Brown Engineering Research Center (ERC) for a full day of presentations and discussions with leading researchers from the National Labs. The event was open to faculty, staff, and students, with registration required. The event concluded with a poster session and reception, providing further opportunities for networking and discussion among participants.


NSF CAREER Informational Workshop

On April 4, 2024, ORSD hosted an informational workshop focused on the Broader Impacts component of NSF CAREER proposals. The event, held virtually from 12pm to 1pm, featured insights and advice from past NSF CAREER recipients. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about effective strategies and best practices for enhancing the broader impacts of their proposals. Registration for the workshop closed on March 28, 2024.


Overview of Research Instrumentation Funding Opportunities

On March 27, 2024, ORSD and McAllister and Quinn hosted a presentation focusing on a variety of instrumentation grant opportunities from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Department of Defense (DoD). The virtual presentation was informative for faculty interested in learning more about these unique programs. The presentation concluded with 10 minutes for Q/A at the end. The presentation was held on Zoom from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.