Environmental physiologist investigates how bees function and their role in our ecosystem

Bees have a crucial role in pollination, which helps in producing food for humans and animals alike. In part two of our interview series, we talk to environmental physiologist Jon Harrison about bees and their role in agriculture and food.

Behavioral neuroscientist examines the intersection between bees and food production

We talk to behavioral neuroscientist Brian Smith, in part one of a two-part interview about bees and their role in agriculture and food.

Research Plus Me amplifies and accelerates the research studies of two ASU graduate students

Recruiting participants for a study can require significant time, money and resources. Thanks to ASU’s Research Plus Me platform, graduate students have a new, no-cost resource for participant recruitment! We share two student experiences from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Embracing Writing as a Process

Next up, in the series on successful writing strategy, I examine how to become accustomed to the writing process - which is another essential practice when crafting a winning application.

Astrophysics PhD candidate studies first stars, dances dissertation

With a light switch, candle and three balls of decreasing sizes to represent the sun, the Earth and the moon, N

Graduate College annual event celebrates scholars and their contributions to ASU

On March 31, the Graduate College hosted its annual “Celebrating Excellence” event to recognize the success of

Register for a summer writing camp for graduate students

Do you want to improve your academic writing and research skills? Register for a Summer Graduate Writing Camp

Funding Hot Sheet April 24, 2020: Increasing higher ed attainment, physics innovation, and more

Lumnia Foundation awards

Lumina's overarching goal is to increase the higher education attainment rate of the United States to 60 percent by 2025. This will represent an increase of 23 million graduates above current levels of production. While our mission focuses on both student access and success in higher education, our emphasis is on attainment, defined as completing post-secondary certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees and credentials.

American Express programs

There are three program themes that reflect our funding priorities:

Funding Hot Sheet March 27, 2020: Graduate research, social work, and geospace science fellowships

Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding innovative doctoral dissertation research that is relevant to preventing and controlling crime, and ensuring the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States.

Funding Hot Sheet March 13, 2020: Using psychology to solve social problems, international research experiences, and more

The Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants

Research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas:

  • Applying psychology to at-risk, vulnerable populations
  • Preventing violence
  • Understanding the connection between behavior and health
  • Understanding and eliminating stigma and prejudice 

Sponsored by the American Psychological Association, this is a $1,000 grant opportunity. 

Funding Hot Sheet May 24, 2019: NIAID Research Education Program, a pledge to pay off student loans, and more

NIAID Research Education Program

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this National Institute of Allergy and infectious Diseases (NIAID) R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs in NIAID mission areas. 

This is a $1,625,000 grant opportunity. 

Funding Hot Sheet May 10, 2019: Dynamic and multi-scale systems, how a math class sparked community engagement, and more

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Understanding Dynamic and Multi-Scale Systems

Fellowship awards are designed to provide students with opportunities to pursue postdoctoral training and research opportunities aligned with their interest in obtaining additional skills and experience and that might not otherwise be available.

Sponsored by the James S. McDonnell Foundation, this is a $200,000 grant opportunity. 

Funding Hot Sheet April 5, 2019: Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders, proposed admissions reforms, and more

Education for American Civic Life

The Teagle Foundation seeks to elevate the civic objectives of liberal arts education through faculty-led efforts within the curriculum grounded in the issues that define and challenge American democracy. Successful proposals are expected move beyond mere additions to the course catalog and reflect an approach to integrative learning that serves the student body and can be sustained beyond the life of the grant.

This is a $400,000 grant opportunity. 

Funding Hot Sheet March 22, 2019: Funding for Parkinson's research, how to cut counseling wait times in half, and more

Innovation in Graduate Education

IGE focuses on projects aimed at piloting, testing, and validating innovative and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education. IGE projects are intended to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. The program supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, this is a $500,000 grant opportunity. 

Funding Hot Sheet March 8, 2019: Funding for ocean health research, gender imbalance in economics, and more

Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies

The purpose of this program is to fund exploratory and synergistic research in learning technologies to prepare learners to excel in work at the human-technology frontier. This program responds to the pressing societal need to educate and re-educate learners of all ages (students, teachers and workers) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content. This program funds learning technology research in STEM and other foundational areas that enable STEM learning.

Funding Hot Sheet February 22, 2019: Collaborative Science Award, rise of the mega-university, and more

Collaborative Science Award

To foster innovative collaborative approaches to research projects that propose novel pairings of investigators from at least two broadly disparate disciplines. The proposal must focus on the collaborative relationship, such that the scientific objectives could not be achieved without the efforts of at least two co-principal investigators and their respective disciplines.

Funding Hot Sheet February 8, 2019: Geospace research awards, teaching an ivy league curriculum at community college, and more

Solar, Heliospheric, and Interplanetary Environment (SHINE)

Proposals should be focused in the investigation of the connection between eruptive events and magnetic phenomena on the Sun and the corresponding solar wind structures in the inner heliosphere.

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Directorate of Geosciences, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, this is a $1,200,000 grant opportunity. 

Funding Hot Sheet January 25, 2019: Promoting music and health research, humanities Ph.D. careers, and more

Promoting research on music and health

To increase our understanding of how music affects the brain, body, and behavior. Then to use that knowledge to develop evidence-based music interventions to enhance health or treat specific diseases and disorders. Projects can also investigate how music is processed by or modifies the brain, or how it affects specific biological functions during childhood development and learning, adulthood, and aging. Projects can also include preliminary interventions that provide a basis for therapeutic intervention.

Student Funding Spotlight: ASU Graduate College Travel Award

In response to travel restrictions due to COVID-19, the Graduate College shifted our "Travel Awards" to provide funding for remote/online opportunities for graduate students to continue their professional development in spite of the current pandemic. We continue to be amazed at the resiliency of our scholars to find ways to persevere and succeed in these challenging times. We are pleased to offer a few "Student Spotlights" to share the ways that graduate students are using these awards to enhance their research, studies, and experience at ASU.

Grad15: Knowledge Mobilization helps graduate students put research into action

A central tenet of ASU's charter is to advance research and discovery of public value, assuming a fundamental responsibility for the communities it serves.

Grad15: Five prestigious fellowships for graduate students

In this week's Grad15, Joshua Brooks, manager of the Graduate College's Distinguished Graduate Fellowships Office, shared information on five of the most prestigious fellowships available to ASU graduate students.

What is a distinguished award?

A distinguished award acts as an academic credential — an indicator of future success and mark of exceptional scholarship — that will follow a scholar throughout their academic career. 

How graduate students can stay productive working from home

While we are all feeling challenged by the uncertainty in response to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), that challenge can be multiplied if you have to put our research/data collection “on pause”. 

Are there ways to stay productive and not sidetracked? Yes! 

Fellowship opportunities at Los Alamos

Are you a graduate or postdoctoral student studying astrophysics, space physics, geophysics, planetary science, or Earth systems? The Center for Space and Earth Science (CSES) AT Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is recruiting students for two research fellowships in these areas.