March 9, 2018

Funding Opportunities

Accelerating Climate Action: Social Equity and Empowerment of Women and Girls

The proposed research must take place in one or more countries included in the list of eligible countries. Cross-regional collaboration and comparative studies that generate local, regional, and international good practices will be encouraged.

The proposed research must be led by a research-oriented organization from academia or the private or public sectors, and be based in a country in the list of eligible countries.

Research organizations from countries not on the list of eligible countries, United Nations agencies, and CGIAR research centres are not eligible as lead organizations for the proposed research, but they can be included as partners provided that their budget share does not exceed 20%.

For more information, click HERE.

Deadline: April 23, 2018

Important Announcements

WISEST Summer Research Program (July 4 to August 15, 2018) – Supervisor Project Proposal

For 36 years, WISEST has been offering its Summer Research Program to grade 11 students interested in pursuing non-traditional careers. In that time, they have placed almost 1500 students in scientific research teams. Of that group, 6% (89) have been young men curious about pursuing careers in nursing, nutrition or human ecology.

Each year, they place between 2 – 4 males from 10-12 applicants, however in 2017, they saw a spike in male applications (23) and these students were generally interested in exploring non-traditional careers. For summer 2018 they would love to place 1 or 2 students in the Faculty of Nursing, but they tend to have a difficulty in attracting Principal Investigators/Supervisors from the Faculty of Nursing.

Do you have a research project that you could invite an eager young mind to participate in this summer? See attached a copy of their 2017 SRP final report and see the impact and results of the program for yourself. WISEST has a strong reputation for bringing high caliber students to campus and they have had numerous PIs participate year after year.

Are you unfamiliar with the program? See detailed information here. In summary, the students work for six continuous weeks as paid research assistants, supervised by a principal investigator or by a member of a research team, on a research project in the lab or in the field. You are asked to provide the students with a positive and supportive learning environment in which they can gain practical insight into scientific research and build their enthusiasm for diverse fields of study. The students’ hands-on, research experiences are broadened by weekly professional seminars. Meaningful exposure at this particular stage of high-school students’ education can have a critical, positive impact for upcoming academic choices and their long-term career goals. The WISEST students are not equivalent to graduate students or technicians, but they can contribute to on-going research in the lab, be a positive presence in the research group, and in turn be encouraged to pursue their interests in fields where they may have had little exposure to role models.

Through fundraising efforts, WISEST is able to pay the student researcher wages, so the only financial commitment expected from you is the printing of research poster at the end of the summer.

Please let WISEST know if you, or if a technician, postdoctoral fellow, research associate and/or graduate student in your team, would be interested in supervising a WISEST student. You can do so by completing the 2018 WISEST Summer Research Project Proposal before the deadline.

Deadline: April 23, 2018

Attention (Undergraduate) Students!

Festival of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (FURCA) – Invitation to Attend

The URI‘s annual Festival of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (FURCA) is taking place on March 12-15, 2018. Over the course of the week, over 100 undergraduate researchers from 14 faculties across campus will present posters, oral presentations, performances, and exhibits about their research projects. Join us as we celebrate the outstanding research done by our undergraduate students!

We have various students representing the Faculty of Nursing who will be presenting on topics ranging from nursing care of people diagnosed with schizophrenia to evaluation of programs for homeless pregnant women.

Here is what else to expect at FURCA 2018: Full FURCA Schedule and FURCA 2018’s Book of Abstracts.

Here is a feature video of Jessica Krahn’s presentation on “Mapping the Journey of Creating an Evaluation Framework for Pregnancy Pathways”: