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Discovery Award Grant Application Now Available - Due 11/15

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Tuesday, 01 September 2015 4:00 PM
APPLICATIONS DUE NOVEMBER 15, 2015!

Discovery is a women's collaborative philanthropic group established to support projects and programs at Ball State University. Discovery members are volunteers who pool annual contributions and work with university administrators to select the projects they support.

Discovery members encourage projects that significantly impact Ball State students, offer immersive learning opportunities, and have potential for other external funding in the future. The maximum grant request amount is $25,000.00.

Discovery will consider funding for: specialized equipment, student assistant wages, graduate assistantships, program administrative costs, and summer stipend (salary is capped at $2,500; plus additional fringe benefits).

Discovery will not consider funding for: faculty release time, computer equipment, general office equipment, or indirect costs.

For application please visit the Discovery Award webpage: http://cms.bsu.edu/giving/opportunities/discovery/discoveryawardsnominations

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Colloquium - Observations and Opportunities in Cybersecurity Education Game Design

Contributed by: Kim Bechdolt
Published: Thursday, 27 August 2015 8:30 AM
Department of Computer Science
Colloquium Series 2015-16
Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 3:00 PM, RB 104

Observations and Opportunities in Cybersecurity Education Game Design
Paul Gestwicki and Kaleb Stumbaugh
Department of Computer Science


Abstract

A recent report from the Cybersecurity Education Workshop identified two critical areas in need of attention: teaching end-users the fundamentals of cybersecurity, and educating children about careers in cybersecurity and the educational paths to them. Video games provide an opportunity to reach new audiences and embed educational lessons. We began by analyzing the current state-of-the-art and developed an epistemology and taxonomy for security education games. We are now applying these findings in an iterative prototyping process to create an original game that meets our educational goals.
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New Faculty Start-Up Program – Competition Deadline: September 20, 2015

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015 6:00 PM
New Faculty Start-Up Program – Competition Deadline: September 20, 2015
Aspire aims to support new tenure-track faculty members jump start their research and creative arts agenda by assisting new faculty members purchase supplies, research-related items, and travel to conferences or workshops with a one-time $3,000 supplies, expenses, equipment, and travel (SEET) grant.

Tenure-track faculty in their first year of employment with Ball State who have not received significant research-related or creative endeavor start-up funds (see guidelines for this eligibility) from their department or college are eligible to apply to the Start-Up Program.

The aim of this program is to help new faculty members purchase supplies, research-related items, and travel to conferences or workshops with a one-time $3,000 supplies, expenses, equipment, and travel (SEET) grant. Faculty members receiving start-up funds greater than $5,000 or time off with pay for research or creative endeavors are not eligible for this program.

To apply for this grant, please follow the program guidelines. Specifically, eligible faculty members must submit:
- ASPiRE New Faculty Start-Up Application Cover sheet.
- Two-page summary describing the project goals and significance, what the Start-Up funds will be used to purchase, and how this contributes to the faculty member's research program or creative agenda.
- Budget narrative describing budget cost calculations and how the items purchased will facilitate goals stated in request.
- Literature references (if applicable, 1 page maximum; use the format that is standard for publishing in your field.)
- Two-page C.V.

Applications must be submitted through email at the following address: aspire@bsu.edu. The competition deadline is September 20, 2015.

If you need assistance with this process please feel free to contact aspire@bsu.edu or call 285-1600

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Apartment complex or community? Study finds better wording may improve perception

Contributed by: Anna Beyer
Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015 1:30 PM
Is it an apartment complex or an apartment community? Study promotes proper word choice to improve the public’s perception of apartment life.
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Special Assigned Leave Talk: Dr. Elizabeth Riddle

Contributed by: Eva Snider
Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015 1:00 PM
On Thursday, September 3, Dr. Elizabeth Riddle of the English Department will be delivering a special assigned leave talk entitled "Indicating Attitude, Focus, and Familiarity Status in Proper Noun Phrases." The talk will take place 11-12pm in RB 361. We hope you will consider attending Dr. Riddle's talk.
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NEH Summer Stipend Deadline and Information

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Monday, 24 August 2015 1:00 PM
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Research typically results in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months.

An outright award of $6,000 is provided for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. In accordance with NEH guidelines, Ball State may nominate two faculty proposals.

Ball State internal application deadline is September 3, 2015.
Deadline for final submission to the NEH is October 1 for projects beginning May 2016.

Click here for full guidelines.

Materials to submit for the September 3 internal review:
1. The Ball State NEH Summer Stipend Internal Application Coversheet
    **This form is in lieu of ATTACHMENT 1: Supplemental Information for Individuals Form
2. A single copy of the application, including:
      a. 3-page (single-spaced) narrative
      b. 2-page (single-spaced) resumé
      c. 1-page (single-spaced) bibliography
      d. 1-page appendix (graphical materials or edition/translation sample, if applicable)

You do not need to include reference letters at this time.
You do not need to have processed a Ball State clearance sheet.
Selected proposals will be submitted electronically through grants.gov by the October 1 deadline.

Please submit your completed internal application to Augusta Wray by September 3.

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2015-16 Diversity Associates Program

Contributed by: Julie Eiser
Published: Friday, 21 August 2015 8:00 AM
The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) invites faculty to submit applications for the 2015-2016 Diversity Associates Program. Once again, we invite submissions in the areas of research, inclusive pedagogy, immersive learning and undergraduate research, diversity dialogue workshop, or grant project.

The Diversity Associate application deadline is September 11, 2015.

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NEH Summer Stipend Deadline and Information

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Tuesday, 04 August 2015 4:30 PM
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Research typically results in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months.

An outright award of $6,000 is provided for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. In accordance with NEH guidelines, Ball State may nominate two faculty proposals.

Ball State internal application deadline is September 3, 2015.
Deadline for final submission to the NEH is October 1 for projects beginning May 2016.

Click here for full guidelines.

Materials to submit for the September 3 internal review:
1. The Ball State NEH Summer Stipend Internal Application Coversheet
    **This form is in lieu of ATTACHMENT 1: Supplemental Information for Individuals Form
2. A single copy of the application, including:
      a. 3-page (single-spaced) narrative
      b. 2-page (single-spaced) resumé
      c. 1-page (single-spaced) bibliography
      d. 1-page appendix (graphical materials or edition/translation sample, if applicable)

You do not need to include reference letters at this time.
You do not need to have processed a Ball State clearance sheet.
Selected proposals will be submitted electronically through grants.gov by the October 1 deadline.

Please submit your completed internal application to Augusta Wray by September 3.
Learn more.

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