The Breast Cancer Start-Up Challenge will offer teams the opportunity to create strategic
business plans and the potential to start new companies based on the development of
10 unlicensed breast cancer inventions by turning them into commercially marketed
products. The challenge will include up to 100 teams—10 teams for each of the 10 inventions—
who will compete. Teams must include at least three university students and team members
must represent these disciplines: Medical/ Scientific, Legal, Business, Seasoned Entrepreneurship
(students do not need to be a major in these disciplines as long as they are all represented).
There is no limit on number of team members.
Deadline: Letter of Intent is due November 1, 2013
The AISL program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding
of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments; provide multiple
pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance
innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments;
and develop understandings of deeper learning by participants. The AISL program supports
five types of projects: (1) Pathways, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations
in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, and (5) Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) (10/31/2013)
American Fellowships Program
American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning
research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The program offers three
types of awards:
Dissertation Fellowships - awards offset a scholar's living expenses while she completes her dissertation. The
fellowship must be used for the final year of writing the dissertation. Applicants
must have completed all course work, passed all preliminary examinations, and received
approval for their research proposals or plans by the preceding November. Open to
all fields of study. Scholars engaged in STEM fields are encouraged to apply.
Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships - are designed to assist scholars in obtaining tenure and other promotions by enabling
them to spend a year pursuing independent research.
Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants- provide funds for women college and university faculty and independent researches
to prepare research for publication. Both tenure-track and part-time faculty are eligible
P3: People, Prosperity and the Planet Student Design Competition for Sustainability
The EPA intends to seek applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions
to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The
P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative
projects focused on sustainability. The P3 Award program was developed to foster progress
toward sustainability by achieving the mutual goals of economic prosperity, protection
of the planet, and improved quality of life for its people-- people, prosperity, and
the planet – the three pillars of sustainability.