Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Synthesist: July 19, 2016


Conferences, Events & Calls for Papers

Call for Papers: Conference on Cybersecurity Ethics

Cybersecurity Ethics: The Common Good and the Digital Commons as Justification Registers in Digital Governance, Surveillance and Security
October 20-21, 2016 | University of Hull  UK

This international conference seeks to debate and find common ground between the seemingly divergent approaches to the cybersecurity dimension of digital governance. Particularly, the conference is set to debate the use of the common good and the digital commons as justification registers in cybersecurity and digital governance.

The conference is part of the ESRC project ‘The Common Good: Ethics and Rights in Cybersecurity’, which seeks to contribute to important debates surrounding the common good in political philosophy and social policy in the area of digital governance and cybersecurity.
Please send your title and 500 word abstract to Gul Dag, Project Administrator at G.Dag@hull.ac.uk by July 31, 2016. More information

MN-REACH/MIN-CORPS Medical Technology Bootcamp 
August 3, 2016 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Bruininks Hall Room 512A
Translate your research into a product to improve human health: This free seminar is open to University of Minnesota faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates who want to learn more about commercializing research designed to improve human health. The boot camp will also help connect innovators with resources available to support bringing an innovation to market. Individuals and teams interested in applying for MN-REACH funding are particularly encouraged to attend. Registration (required) and more information

Employment, Fellowship & Funding Opportunities

Michigan Society of Fellows 2017-2020 Fellowships in the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Professions
Application Deadline: September 27, 2016

Eight fellowships are available. Candidates should be near the beginning of their professional careers. Those selected for fellowships must have received the Ph.D. degree or comparable artistic or professional degree between June 1, 2014, and September 1, 2017. Fellows are appointed as Assistant Professors in appropriate departments and as Postdoctoral Scholars in the Michigan Society of Fellows.
Beginning this year, applications will also be accepted for the Tsinghua-Michigan Society of Fellows in Beijing, which will offer three three-year fellowships in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Applicants to the Michigan Society of Fellows may also apply to the Tsinghua-Michigan Society of Fellows with a single application.
Applications will be reviewed and Fellows selected for three-year terms to begin September 1, 2017. The annual stipend will be $55,000. Application email: society.of.fellows@umich.edu

Move your Technology towards Clinical Application
Proposals accepted July 14-August 12

MN-REACH, an NIH-sponsored funding opportunity, supports innovators in advancing their discoveries as impactful clinical products. $150K funding (maximum) for 18-month projects are available. Applicants receive individualized coaching and skills development to further their understanding of the commercialization process. Cycle 4 pre-proposals are being accepted July 14-August 12. Learn more or register for an upcoming skills development offering


There's a Map for that

There's a map for that: U-Spatial provides technical support and worldwide spatial data for University researchers, often in the form of detailed digital maps. More information

Dissertation Finished? Publish Your Data and Code Too!

The underlying data that support your thesis or dissertation are just as important as the written analysis. Preserve your datasets, code, and other research materials using the Data Repository for the U of M (DRUM), a free repository for U of M students and researchers. DRUM publishes your materials with a permanent DOI, providing it with citable and long-term open access. You can cite the data in your future work, refer back to it when you leave the U, and feel secure that it will be safe for years to come. See how to get started