Entries by Melanie Binder

Funding Opportunity: DOE Releases Solicitation Environmental Systems Research

Lewis-Burke Associates LLC – November 21, 2017 The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science has released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) soliciting proposals from single investigators or multi-investigator teams to conduct research on environmental systems science. This program is managed by BER’s Climate and […]

Plantae Seminar: Plants, Rumors and Imaging Spectroscopy

Register in advance to attend this live webinar   About This Seminar Most supervised machine learning algorithms assume that each training data point is paired with an accurate training label (for classification) or value (for regression). However, obtaining accurate training label information is often time-consuming and expensive, making it infeasible for large data sets, or […]

Funding Opportunity: USDA NIFA announces I-FAST Competition

Lewis-Burke Associates LLC – August 18, 2017 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced the pre-application open period for the Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) Prize Competition.  The I-FAST Competition is a partnership between NIFA and the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Innovation Corps […]

Taproot Podcast S1E6: Population genetics, authorship lists, work/life balance and raining cockroaches with Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra

In this episode Ivan and Liz talk with Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, a professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and a faculty member of the Center for Population Biology and the Genome Center at the University of California-Davis. Jeffrey is an evolutionary geneticist and erstwhile ethnobotanist studying plant adaptation and crop evolution, with a focus on […]

Taproot Podcast S1E4: Embracing Uncertainty in Science and Science Careers with Siobhan Braybrook

In this episode Ivan and Liz talk with Siobhan Braybrook, Career Development Fellow at The Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge and soon-to-be Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at UCLA. Siobhan trained as a plant developmental biologist in Canada and the US before moving to Europe to work on plant mechanics. Her research […]

Funding Opportunity: NSF Solicits Proposals to Expand INCLUDES National Network

On July 14, the National Science Foundation (NSF) released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) soliciting proposals to expand the Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) program.  The DCL invites proposals for Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), workshops and conferences, and supplements to existing grants […]