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Posted by Hocine Cherifi on 06/08/2017 - 05:42
========================Apologies for any cross-posting======================== Kind of contribution:COMPLEX NETWORKS accepts contributions in the form of papers (not previously published) and extended abstracts.Speakers: Alex Arenas, Universidad Rovira i Virgili, SpainAlbert-László Barabasi, ... [Read more]  

Posted by Briggle, Adam on 06/07/2017 - 17:53
Hello SCiSIP community, Attached and below, you will find the final CFP for the next conference of the Public Philosophy Network. It will be held Feb. 8-10 at the University of North Texas. You will see that the theme is 'understanding impact,' and we are hoping several of you working in areas of research assessment, impacts, RRI, etc. will be able to attend. Our sense is that public philosophers will benefit from the accumulated knowledge in the science policy and STS communities and that they will have fresh perspectives to offer you as well. I hope to... [Read more]  

Posted by Mindee Forman on 06/07/2017 - 16:49
**Please forgive cross-postings**   Request for Proposals – Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program – Deadline: August 16, 2017   The 2018 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship (KDF) Request for Proposals is available online, and proposals are being accepted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation through August 16, 2017. The Kauffman Foundation will award up to 20 Dissertation Fellowship grants of $20,000 each to Ph.D., D.B.A. or other doctoral students for the support of dissertations from a wide range of fields on topics related to... [Read more]  

Posted by Caroline Wagner on 06/07/2017 - 13:57
Volume 44, Issue 2 April 2017 ISSN 0302-3427 EISSN 1471-5430 MAIN ARTICLES Overcoming the triple helix boundaries in an environmental research collaboration  Joacim RosenlundErik Rosell; ... [Read more]  

Posted by Bornmann, Lutz on 06/07/2017 - 05:03
Dear colleague,   We published a new version of the CRExplorer ( The CRExplorer uses data from Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) or Scopus (Elsevier) as input. CRExplorer can be applied for three main objectives: (1) the detection of the knowledge basis (i.e. the origins and historical roots) of research topics, (2) the investigation of influential works published more recently, and (3) the disambiguation of cited references data.   CRExplorer version 1.7.5 was released on May 31, 2017. This... [Read more]  

Posted by Cohen, Gail on 06/06/2017 - 18:43
Assessment of Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)   Report Release June 13, 2017  11:00 AM to 12:00 PM National Academies Keck Center Room 100 500 Fifth Street, NW Washington, DC   On June 13 the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP) will release its latest report, a detailed and in depth examination of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). The report appraises the appropriateness and effectiveness of ARPA-E's processes and operations to achieve its mission and goals... [Read more]  

Replied by Susan Fitzpatrick on 06/03/2017 - 07:53
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Posted by Feldman, Maryann P on 06/01/2017 - 16:04
ASA Science Policy Fellowships The ASA is currently accepting applications for the science policy fellowship for fall 2017.  The application deadline is July 21. Are you interested in science policy and helping your profession? Apply for the ASA Science Policy Fellowship and spend 1-2 years in Washington, DC, working to elevate the profile of statistics in policymaking and advocating on behalf of the profession.  The fellow will be based at the ASA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, but will spend the bulk of her/his time in Washington, advocating... [Read more]  

Posted by Stephen Fiore on 05/30/2017 - 15:52
Hi Everyone - We wanted to write to the SciTS stakeholder community about an exciting addition to this year's Science of Team Science Conference in Clearwater Beach, FL.  This is another of our initiatives to support the professional development of our community through knowledge sharing in innovative ways.  We invite conference registrants to sign up for our Emerging Scholars Lunch. The Emerging Scholars Lunch is an informal event intended to begin a conversation among junior, mid-career, and senior SciTS and Team Science (TS) scholars (i.e., individuals who... [Read more]  

Posted by jobs on 05/26/2017 - 09:19
Outreach Intern 6 Month Paid Internship Center for Science and Democracy Union of Concerned Scientists Cambridge, MA Office Do you think science should be a force for positive change instead of a political football? Are you excited about organizing and training energized young scientists to be better advocates? Here’s an opportunity to use your skills to help create a healthy environment and a safer world. Come work for the... [Read more]  

Posted by Stephen Fiore on 05/25/2017 - 22:22
Hi Everyone - this is a reminder about the deadline this weekend (Saturday May 26th) to submit your 300-word abstract for a Rapid Communication poster (described below) for the 2017 Science of Team Science Conference in Clearwater Beach, FL from June 12-14. Also, if you plan on attending, please don't forget to register as it helps us for planning purposes.  The relevant links for that, and hotel and travel info, are below. Last, we'll be sending out the final conference program next week, so please stay tuned.  Feel free to forward this to any people (or... [Read more]  

Posted by David Stone on 05/25/2017 - 06:29
All,I must be missing something, I’m hoping someone can clarify the following: I asked a staff member to review the HERD surveys from 2005 and 2015 to see if the proportion of federal funding going to the top 100 schools was getting larger and the response was that it was not.  So two questions, can this be right, and if so, given the apparent growth in flagship, landgrant and AAMC faculty and research space numbers, what is the explanation?Thanks,dave David A. Stone, Ph.D.Chief Research OfficerProfessor, Health SciencesProfessor, PhilosophyOakland UniversityWilson Hall, Room... [Read more]  
Replied by Susan Fitzpatrick on 05/25/2017 - 05:53
There has to be some semantic sleight of hand explaining the response – maybe the proportion has not meaningfully changed because there is close competition among the top 20 universities that garner a major portion of the total at a time when the whole pie has not grown very much – and by “federal funding” do you mean typical grants to support research and scholarship or ALL and ANY federal funding including tuition-assistance or other programs?http://247wallst.... [Read more]  
Replied by David Stone on 05/25/2017 - 06:57
HI Susan,I mean total R&D, and in fact, I believe the table we looked at is expenditures, not even just awards, which makes it more confounding (though the issue is still vexing if we’re just looking at awards).dave David A. Stone, Ph.D.Chief Research OfficerProfessor, Health SciencesProfessor, PhilosophyOakland UniversityWilson Hall, Room 528371 Wilson Boulevard, Rochester, MI 48309-4486(248) 370-2762Past President, National Organization of Research Development ProfessionalsACE Fellow, 2014-2015 On May 25, 2017, at 10:53 AM, Susan Fitzpatrick <... [Read more]  
Replied by Susan Fitzpatrick on 05/25/2017 - 06:04
Many of the top research universities are increasing total R&D expenditures through increasing funding from non-federal sources.   Perhaps you should ask the question of a narrower group of universities – try the top 50 or top 20 (only winners) – the top 100 may now capture winners and losers… Susan M. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.President, James S. McDonnell Foundation Visit JSMF forum on academic issues: SMF blog      ... [Read more]  
Replied by Holly Falk-Krzesinski on 05/25/2017 - 12:13
Dave, take a look at the NCSES Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions data at, you’ll be able to compare 2014 to previous years (next release expected later this month or next, which will be 2015 numbers).   Regards, Holly   “Please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it." – Hillary Clinton... [Read more]  
Replied by Jankowski, John E. on 05/26/2017 - 12:14
The Higher Education R&D (HERD) Survey collects the total amount of R&D expenditures from the universities and colleges performing the R&D. They also report the funding sources for their R&D expenditures. The survey annually obtains a response rate of 95% or higher. Based on these reports from higher education institutions, the top 100 recipients of Federal R&D funds have (as have the top 50 and top 20) accounted for a rather stable share of the Federal R&D funds over the past 15 years.   Top 100: 2005: 80.8 2010... [Read more]  
Replied by David Stone on 05/26/2017 - 08:27
Thanks, John. YOu confirm my analysis, but I need to read the articles Joshua has referenced in order to try to understand the dynamics here better.dave David A. Stone, Ph.D.Chief Research OfficerProfessor, Health SciencesProfessor, PhilosophyOakland UniversityWilson Hall, Room 528371 Wilson Boulevard, Rochester, MI 48309-4486(248) 370-2762Past President, National Organization of Research Development ProfessionalsACE Fellow, 2014-2015 On May 26, 2017, at 12:14 PM, Jankowski, John E. <jjankows@NSF.GOV> wrote:The Higher... [Read more]