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The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched the BREAD Ideas Challenge, a prize competition for the Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD) program. BREAD Ideas Challenge - http://www.nsf.gov/bio/bread/index.jsp BREAD Program - http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503285&org=BIO
The Department of Education is seeking peer reviewers for the FY 2013 Arts in Education – Model Development and Dissemination Grants Program (AEMDD) competition.
USM's subscription to the SPIN database is available. As long as you are using a computer with a USM IP address, you should be able to access this link without a problem. If your computer is outside the system, you would need to register with SPIN while on a USM computer and then you can login from anywhere.
Class participants will identify their mission, issue a call for proposals, complete a systematic study of organizational applicants, make a grant and set up a process of assessing it's impact.
SPIN contains over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 sponsors.
We have had many USM faculty members submit and receive Whiting awards. If you are interested, please email lrollins@usm.maine.edu for the full set of guidelines.
The Maine Technology Institute has funded USM's (PI Glenn Wilson) proposal that aims to grow and sustain the Maine Cyber Security Cluster by creating a shared and secured R&D/commercialization "scratch lab" and testbed for new products and services, addressing the skills shortage in Cyber Security, and "branding" the Cluster as the national hub for cyber security solutions and workforce development.
The Learning Lab will specifically seek to provide "clinical" opportunities for future teachers and educational specialists to practice scientifically-based reading and writing instruction.
Now when you access OSP's Intent to Propose form - http://osp.rcg.usm.maine.edu/OSP/ITP.php - you will need to answer two questions concerning Financial Conflict of Interest.
Using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey linked to state policy variables, researchers from the Muskie School of Public Service will examine rural-urban differences in current Medicaid eligibility and participation as well as expected eligibility and characteristics of new eligibles under the Affordable Care Act expansion.

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