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Indiana University Bloomington
School of Education
 
Office of Research, Development and Innovation
Announcements
FEBRUARY 2020
 
Brown Bag Session
Presenting
Megan Manzella
Research Associate
Office of the Vice President for Research
and
Chris Herring
Internal Grants Coordinator
Office of the Vice President for Research
Topic:  Using PIVOT for Research Success!

Thursday, Feb. 20th, 12:00-1:00 pm

School of Education, Room 2140
Click to RSVP        Lunch will be provided.
 
Visiting International Scholars
The Office of Research, Development and Innovation will now be handling Visiting International Scholars. If you have questions, please email RANDD@indiana.edu.
External Grant Opportunities
Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants
This grant supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. They expect and welcome methodological diversity in answering pressing questions; and are open to projects that utilize a wide array of research methods including quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, ethnographies, design-based research, participatory methods, and historical research, to name a few. They are open to projects that might incorporate data from multiple and varied sources, span a sufficient length of time as to achieve a depth of understanding, or work closely with practitioners or community members over the life of the project.
Amount: Up to $50,000
Full Proposal Deadline:  March 3, July 1, and Nov. 30
Click here for more information.

NSF Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences
S
eeks to strengthen the nation's scientific competitiveness by increasing the number of well-prepared U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents who pursue careers in the mathematical sciences.  The program supports efforts to improve research training by involving undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty members in structured research groups centered on a common research theme.
Amount: up to $2,500,000
Full Proposal Deadline:  June 2
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Internal Grants for the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA)
OVPIA supports a variety of competitive funding opportunities that help IU faculty members advance their research and teaching through international engagement. These include a number of exchange programs as well as internal grant programs:The application deadline for Short-Term Exchange Programs for the 2021-2022 academic year is November 1, 2020.
Click the above links for more information.
Internal Grant Opportunities
Faculty Research Support Program - Seed Funding (RRSP-SF)
The fund supports new research projects that have not been previously submitted for external funding but are targeted for submission to a specific external agency and whose likelihood of funding would increase with the acquisition of data or proof of concept.
Amount:  $40,000 maximum

Deadline:  April 1
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Global Gateway Seed Grant
OVPIA will match up to $5,000 in commitments from other IU units for activities that take place at one or more of IU’s Global Gateways.  Preference will be given to applications that build on existing IU institutional partnerships that involve collaborative activities likely to be sustained and enhanced in the future, and that advance the goals of the IU International Strategic Plan.
Amount: 
Deadline:  8 weeks in advance of the date of event
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Bridge Funding Program
Provides modest financial support for faculty research and scholarship during times when externally funded research programs are between grant cycles. Bridge funding is used to support ongoing externally funded research programs that have lost funding.
Amount:  Composed of matching or cost-sharing arrangements between the faculty member’s home department, college or school and the OVPR.
Deadline:  June 30
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Social Science Research Commons
 
 
Workshop in Methods (WIM)
WIM provides introductory education and training in sophisticated research methods to graduate students and faculty in the social sciences at IU. All workshops are held in Woodburn Hall room 200.


Two Workshops on Feb. 7th By Dr. David Kaplan
1) The World of Large Scale Assessment
Friday, Feb. 7, 11:00 am-Noon
School of Education, Room 3275

A conversation with Dr. David Kaplan.
Click here for more information.

2) Recent Developments and Future Directions in Bayesian Model Averaging
Friday, Feb. 7, 2:00 pm
Woodburn Hall, Room 200

This workshop provides an overview of Bayesian model averaging with a focus on recent developments and applications to propensity score analysis, missing data, and probabilistic forecasting of relevance to social science research.
Click here for more information.

Introduction to Text Mining for Social Scientist
Friday, Feb. 14, 2:00-4:30 pm
Helge-Johannes Marahrens
This workshop introduces a range of Python tools to clean, organize, and analyze textual data.
Click here for more information.

Developing and Testing Quality Data Collection Instruments
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2:00-3:30 pm
Lilian Yahng and Ashley Clark
This seminar will review best practices in the development and testing of data collection instruments that may be administered online, by mail, or by an interviewer
Click here for more information.

Accessing Complex Systems: An Introduction to Agent-Based Models
Friday, March 6, 2:00-4:30 pm
Dr. Alicia Uribe-McGuire
This seminar will include an introduction to agent-based models, explore some prominent examples, and provide a brief primer on how to approach these models.
Click here for more information.
Update on IU -Sponsored Student Travel Abroad
 
 
Any IU students studying or traveling abroad with institutional assistance must be approved by the Office of Overseas Study.  This means that all Indiana University individuals involved with directly arranging activities that take place outside of the United States for IU graduate, undergraduate, or pre-college students must submit a proposal to the university-wide Overseas Study Advisory Council (OSAC).  This quality control ensures that programs have appropriate planning, implementation and oversight.
Click here for more information.
Graduate Students
Support for Research Related Summer Travel
IU graduate students can apply for summer pre-dissertation travel grants that support research-related summer travel abroad prior to conducting dissertation research abroad.
Maximum Amount:  $1000 + round trip airfare
Click here for more information.
Celebrating 200 years
 
 
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