I’m thrilled to announce a new CSUPERB program opportunity aimed at creating some truly exciting science! The National Science Foundation (NSF) funded us to offer a CSUPERB Ideas Lab
program during AY 19-20. The back story is that our 2018-2021 Strategic Plan set a goal to “advance integrative, inter-disciplinary education, and team research.” Biotechnology researchers system-wide asked CSUPERB to support collaborative, inter-disciplinary research projects, to help build nationally competitive research teams, and to convene groups to explore problems worth solving for our regional communities and in the national interest. All that is to say, biotechnology researchers systemwide want to do truly exciting science and they think by partnering up they can do just that - no matter what sized campus or region of California from which they hail. And - NSF thought that was a compelling justification! Stay tuned for the Request for Applications (RFA) and details.
As we conclude the academic year, CSUPERB made travel grants
, named Presidents’ Commission Scholars
, and announced our AY 19-20 Seed Grant recipients
. Needless to say, I’m excited by all that news, too. One new CSUPERB PI, Frances Mercer at Cal Poly Pomona, also received national attention for her work on sexually transmitted infections (see link to Science News
article below). We wish Dr. Mercer and all the new CSUPERB PI’s and grant recipients a most productive summer and the freedom to make discoveries and think creatively! Happy Graduation season to all the CSUPERB-supported students system-wide!
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