Kevin C. Cooke, Ph.D.

Director, Research Policy

Ny’lyjah Cain
Senior Associate, STEM Education & Research Policy

CoR News (April 18, 2017)


CoR NEWSApril 18, 2017

To: APLU Council on ResearchFrom: APLU CoR Staff

  • Apply for the CoR Research Leader Fellowship Program by May 15th

Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural cohort of the CoR Research Leader Fellowship Program. This program seeks to provide formal and informal training and networking to Vice Presidents and/or Provosts for Research (VPR) and Vice Chancellors for Research (VCR) at APLU member institutions. The Fellowship is designed to provide additional training and experience to individuals who work closely in various capacities as or with VPRs/VCRs, including those who aspire to transition into VPR/VCR positions in the future. The deadline for applications is Monday, May 15, 2017, please let Sarah Rovito (srovito@aplu.org) know of any questions you may have regarding the application process.

  • DoD R&E Grants Policy Manager Job Opening

Applications are being accepted through next Monday, April 24, for the Department of Defense Research & Engineering Grants Policy Manager. This position, located in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, serves as the senior action officer and subject matter expert for all DoD policies and procedures regarding grants, cooperative agreements and similar non-procurement transactions subject to DoD Directive 3210.06, Defense Grant and Agreement Regulatory System (DGARS). While the current eligibility is listed as Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles), qualified applicants (with a deep understanding of the university grant environment, university-government partnerships, and ideally DoD) who do not meet these requirements are still encouraged to apply.

  • Call for Proposals – Building Capacity for Science Communication: Partnership Awards

The National Academy of Sciences Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia on the Science of Science Communication began in 2012 with an effort to survey the state of the art of empirical social science research in science communication and focused on the communication dynamics surrounding issues in science, engineering, and medicine. The second colloquium highlighted the particular challenges with communicating about science that involves controversy, and was an important impetus for the consensus study report Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda. Evolving from past colloquia, this third colloquium will be held on November 16-17, 2017 in Washington, DC (agenda). It will focus on the consensus study as a framework for advancing both research and practice in science communication. It will explore ways to build capacity for and foster the use of evidence-based strategies for engaging the public with science and ensuring its appropriate use. Additional support for the Colloquium is provided by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

With support from the Rita Allen Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences is pleased to offer two awards of $37,500 each to support the formation and development of collaborative science communication researcher-practitioner partnerships. These awards are intended to facilitate the efforts of science communication researchers and practitioners to plan collaborative projects that pursue shared research interests aligned with the recently released consensus report, Communicating Science Effectively: A Research Agenda. Those receiving awards will present details about their collaborations at a special session of the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on the Science of Science Communication III.

To apply for these awards, researchers and practitioners who have agreed to work in partnership should submit a proposal by June 1, 2017. Visit the colloquium website for more details. Colloquium registration will open on May 8, 2017. Sign up to receive an announcement and link for online registration.