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Microsoft Azure for Research Award

Microsoft Azure for Research Award

Microsoft Research is soliciting proposals for the use of Microsoft Azure in research and welcome research proposals from any branch of scholarly activity. Masters and undergraduate students require a faculty project supervisor to submit their proposal.The award aims to support researchers who are able to find applications for their work in this area. Microsoft Azure can help you do your research better, bigger, and faster.The awards program provides access to significant amounts of cloud computing resources for a year, so you can easily experiment and scale up your project quickly to achieve more.Winning proposals will be awarded allocations of Microsoft Azure storage and compute resources for a period of one year.

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington.Microsoft was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800.Microsoft believes in what people make possible, their mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Eligibility

To qualify for the awards program, applicants must:

  • Be affiliated with an academic institution/university or non-profit research organization or non-profit research laboratory. In addition to individual investigator projects, they are interested in projects that will support access to services and data of value to researchers and those in disciplines concerned with public health.
  • Masters and undergraduate students require a faculty project supervisor to submit their proposal.
  • Faculty, researchers, and graduate students are qualified to submit proposals for Azure awards for research projects.
  • Microsoft Research is soliciting proposals for the use of Microsoft Azure in research. They are welcome to research proposals from any branch of scholarly activity.
  • The awards are available in all countries in which Azure is available.
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How to Apply

Researchers can apply for the award by providing a simple proposal that states the project’s intent and an outline for how your project will use the cloud computing resources.

Submit your proposal online through the given link: https://azure4research.azurewebsites.net/proposal/

Ensure that your proposal meets the following requirements:

  • Length- Your proposal should be no longer than three pages.
  • Language- Must be written in English
  • Include- The research problem you are working on and why it is important.

How you will use Microsoft Azure and resource requirement estimates (e.g., number of core, storage requirements) for your project

  • Title- Your proposal title must begin with “Data Science” to ensure that your proposal is considered for this award. (“Internet of Things”, “Public Health”, “Data Science”, and “CDI”)
  • They are especially interested in research proposals that utilize multiple Azure services (ie. Web Apps, Mobile Apps, Data Analytics, Cortana Analytics Services, HPC, etc) as part of their investigation or solution.
  • They are also interested in proposals with a focus on the following areas:
  • Internet of Things
  • Public Health
  • Data Science
  • Climate Data Initiative

Scholarship Value

  • MicrosoftAzure will provide the researcher a specified dollar amount of Azure credits that they can then expand for any of the available Azure services (VMs, Storage, DB, Hadoop, Spark, Containers, etc.). The research grants do not include direct monetary or cash awards.
  • Qualifying proposals will be awarded allocations of Microsoft Azure compute and storage resources.The size of the allocations will be suitable for a substantial research project.
  • Microsoft Azure for Research Awards offer large allocations of cloud computing for your research project, and already support hundreds of researchers worldwide across all domains.
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Application Deadline

Proposals are due on the 15th of even-numbered months (February, April, June, August, October, and December).The complete application must submit on or before August 15, 2017.

More Info

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/academic-program/microsoft-azure-for-research/

Contact Information

If you have questions about the awards program or the application process email at azurerfp-at-microsoft.com

Postgraduate Scholarships

Graduate Studentships in Seismology


Graduate Studentships in Seismology
Saint Louis University

Posted: 12/01/2017

Open Until: 02/01/2018

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Saint Louis University seeks MS and PhD candidates for graduate studies in Geoscience with a concentration in Geophysics. Geophysics faculty are interested in applying the tools of seismology to study deep earthquakes, regional tectonics, and earthquake hazards. Prospective students should have a strong quantitative background in geophysics, mathematics, physics, and programming. 

Financial support is available through TA and RA positions, and the Nuttli-Chan fellowship. To be considered for financial support, applications should be completed by February 1, 2018. 

To apply, go to https://www.slu.edu/admission/graduate/instructions.php 

For additional information, contact Dr. Robert Herrmann (robert.herrmannslu.edu), Dr. Linda Warren (linda.warrenslu.edu), or Dr. Lupei Zhu (lupei.zhuslu.edu).

Disclaimer

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and creating an inclusive workplace where all employee’s backgrounds, talents
and contributions are valued. If you require an accommodation to navigate or
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or call (202) 682-2220 or fax (202) 682-0633.

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On-Call Custodian (Pool Position)

Campus:
San Luis Obispo

Job ID:
On-Call Custodian (Pool Position)

Job Title:
On-Call Custodian (Pool Position)

Appointment Type:
Temporary

Time Base:
Part-Time

Date Posted:
December 4, 2017

Closing Date:
Open until filled

Link to Apply Online:
https://www.calpolyjobs.org

Campus Employment Homepage:
http://www.calpolyjobs.org

Description:
Cal Poly is hiring Custodians for Facility Services!

This position provides general cleaning and custodial care and support for assigned campus buildings, facilities, structures and adjacent areas and/or portions thereof, including, but not limited to, campus offices, classrooms, science laboratories, art rooms, auditoriums; gymnasiums, locker rooms, health and child care centers; student residences, patios, entryways and walkways, and workshops. Custodial staff may work independently or as part of a custodial team.

Custodians perform a wide range of custodial and related duties for assigned campus areas. The following examples of typical work activities are meant to illustrate the general range of work functions performed by custodians; they are not meant to be an all-inclusive or restrictive list of custodial-related work. Work assignments may involve related activities and may be focused in one area or vary on a regular basis.

To apply directly for this position, please copy and paste this link directly into your web browser: http://bit.ly/2jeGD6J

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Postgraduate Scholarships

Nurse 1, 12 Month Position

About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 17,300 diverse students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF CLASSIFIED SERVICE VACANCY

The following vacancy exists in the classified service and may require eligibility from a competitive civil service list.


Job Description:

Vacancy #:  C-217-48342

Apply by:  December 18, 2017

Title:  Nurse 1, 12 Month Position

Location:  Student Health Services

Salary: $44,564

Grade: SG-14, PEF

Hours:  Mon. – Fri.: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM / 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Summers/Intersessions

Duration:  Permanent


Requirements:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

Candidates must possess a license to practice as a Registered Nurse in New York State. 

May be filled from a mandatory reemployment list if one is in effect at the time of appointment.

A completed University at Albany employment application is required to be considered for this position

  • A completed application is required to be considered for this position
  • All applicants must meet at least one of the above requirements
  • Any applications received that do not meet at least one of the above requirements will be considered unqualified and will be discarded

OPERATING NEEDS:

Candidate must fill out Civil Service Examination form for this position.  The form is available via:   https://www.cs.ny.gov/extdocs/pdf/nysapp.pdf   Please send all materials to address listed on SUNY application

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 Ability to instruct individuals, families, or other groups on topics such as health education, disease prevention; and develop health improvement programs preferred


Additional Information:

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period.  Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”): http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected].  

THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY IS AN EO/AA/IRCA/ADA EMPLOYER


Application Instructions:

A completed application is required to be considered for this position. Applicants are also encouraged to provide a cover letter and resume.

To apply, please download and complete the Application for Classified Service Employment located here:

Please submit your application by mail to:

Office of Human Resources Management
Classified Services, Vacancy #: C-217-48342
University at Albany, UAB 300
Albany, NY  12222

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