Monthly Archives: May 2013

CFP- The Changing Political Economy of Research & Innovation: Public Policy, Commercialization & Neoliberal Technoscience

by Lyn

Call for Papers for a workshop on The Changing Political Economy of Research & Innovation: Public Policy, Commercialization & Neoliberal Technoscience to be held at York University, Toronto on 9th and 10th December 2013, organized by Kean Birch (York) and David Tyfield (Lancaster).

The keynote speakers are:
– Professor Philip Mirowski, author of ScienceMartTM.
– Dr Erik Conway (tbc), co-author of Merchants of Doubt.
– Professor Alison Hearn, author of numerous seminal articles on immaterial labour and value.
Please send abstracts (max. 250 words) to and by 31stJuly 2013.
For more information, please contact Kean Birch or David Tyfield at the above email addresses.  The Call for Papers is also available online at

Honey Bees Under Threat: Piece by Kleinman and Suryanarayanan in The Guardian

by Lyn


Honey bees under threat: a political pollinator crisis

Wisconsin Energy Institute Seed Grant Competition

by Lyn

The Wisconsin Energy Institute will make research funds available for UW-Madison faculty and scientific staff-led support of cooperative research for one and two year projects (with the second year justified prior to award).  We will also provide opportunities for small travel grants. We anticipate funding 3-6 projects.

WEI seed grant money is available for a variety of initiatives related to energy. Funds must be used to address critical, emerging and ongoing research for issues that have an impact on renewable energy; i.e., solar, wind, geothermal, bioenergy.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Provide insurance against research proposals submitted for extramural funding, particularly those involving support for graduate students
  • Support creative research and scholarship on campus
  • Assist faculty in developing or strengthening collaborations in new energy research areas
  • Foster innovative multidisciplinary research that integrates information, data, techniques, tools, perspectives, concepts, and/or theories from two or more disciplines or bodies of specialized knowledge


To be eligible, each project must clearly identify the benefits to expanding renewable energy research at the UW, have at least one faculty member involved and have a plan that expends the awarded annual funds within the current fiscal year (funds available expire annually).

Proposals Due:  June 1, 2013

Funds available: July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014
For more information, please visit: