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National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Heart Association, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and VentureWell

October 3, 2018

Institute for Translational Health Sciences (funded by the National Institutes of Health):

KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development Program

The ITHS KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Career Development program provides the time, funding, mentorship, and training necessary to foster the early career development of clinical and translational researchers. The program is funded by the NIH and welcomes scholars from all health professions.

KL2 scholars are appointed for up to three years of support. The program encourages all types of clinical research, including patient-oriented research, translational research, small- and large-scale clinical investigation and trials, epidemiologic and natural history studies, health services research, and health behavior research.

Applications are due October 31st, 2018.

TL1 Translational Research Training Program

The ITHS TL1 program is a one-year mentored research training program in translational science for predoctoral students. This program creates a cross-disciplinary community of emerging researchers and provides them with specific training, career development opportunities, and team science skills to help them function effectively within translational science teams.

Through a combination of thoughtful mentorship, interdisciplinary interaction, and focused training, TL1 Trainees receive the career development tools needed to become impactful translational researchers.

Applications are due October 31st, 2018.

National Endowment for the Humanities

Humanities Connections Planning Grant

The Humanities Connections grant program seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions. Grants will support innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences, and in pre-service or professional programs, in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.

Apply if you have an idea for a new curricular program or initiative that you want to put into action. Planning activities include identifying the members of a planning committee and organizing the planning process; defining the rationale, design, and structure that would undergird a comprehensive and institutionally sustainable effort; and establishing potential scenarios for curriculum development. A Humanities Connections Planning grant will help create a firm foundation for implementing a curricular program or initiative.

Applications are due October 17th, 2018.

Humanities Connections Implementation Grant

The Humanities Connections grant program seeks to expand the role of the humanities in undergraduate education at two- and four-year institutions. Grants will support innovative curricular approaches that foster productive partnerships among humanities faculty and their counterparts in the social and natural sciences, and in pre-service or professional programs, in order to encourage and develop new integrative learning opportunities for students.

Apply if you can demonstrate unambiguous evidence of planning, commitments from partners/ collaborators as well as your institution, and a clear intellectual rationale. These proposals must include a high level of detail in such areas as project structure and components; key topics and texts or other resources to be used in specific courses/components; and the roles and responsibilities of the individual members of the collaborative team.

Applications are due October 17th, 2018.

Dialogues on the Experience of War

The Dialogues on the Experience of War program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service.

Two required components:

  • The convening of at least two discussion programs for no fewer than fifteen participants; and
  • The creation of a preparatory program to recruit and train program discussion leaders (NEH Discussion Leaders)

Discussion programs may take place on college and university campuses, in veterans’ centers, at public libraries and museums, and at other community venues.

Applications are due November 15th, 2018.

American Heart Association:

2019 Career Development Award

The AHA 2019 Career Development Award supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals, in the early years of one’s first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training necessary to assure the applicant’s future success as a research scientist in the field of cardiovascular and stroke research.

The award will develop the research skills to support and greatly enhance the awardee’s chances to obtain and retain a high-quality cardiovascular and/or stroke career position

Applications are due October 17th, 2018.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation:

Innovation Grants – Letter of Intent

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) seeks game-changing proposals to substantially advance childhood cancer treatments and cures. ALSF’s Innovation Grant provides seed funding for hypothesis-driven research to develop novel and promising ideas. Letters of intent (LOIs) are competitively reviewed. Upon acceptance of the LOI, the full application will be due April 8, 2019. The award is $125,000 annually for two years

Letters of Intent are due November 1st, 2018.

Epidemiology Grants

Epidemiology Grants funding allows investigators to pursue research studies in human populations, using epidemiological approaches, in order to significantly contribute to the understanding of childhood cancers. Hypothesis-driven research may focus on risk factors, early detection, prevention, effectiveness and treatment outcomes of pediatric cancers. The award is $100,000 annually for two years.

Applications are due December 15th, 2018.

VentureWell:

Technology Entrepreneurship and STEM Innovation

The VentureWell Faculty Grant Program provides up to $30,000 to help fund and support faculty with innovative ideas to create new or transform existing courses that focus on technology entrepreneurship and STEM innovation.

VentureWell is seeking proposals for courses and programs that will support the emerging generation of inventors and innovators and the innovation and the entrepreneurship ecosystems critical to their success.

Proposals should include:

  • A focus on science and technology entrepreneurship
  • The formation of student teams focused on technology inventions with positive social and/or environmental impact
  • A supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem for student teams to pursue commercialization
  • A plan for continuation of the course or program after VentureWell funding

Applications are due November 7th, 2018.

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September Issue: Research Development & Grant Writing News

October 3, 2018

The September 2018 issue of “Research Development & Grant Writing News” is now available via the Albertsons Library. (Bookmark this page for future reference.)

September featured articles include:

  • Topics of Interest URLs
  • BLUF: Write as if your reviewers were Generals
  • Preparing to Write Your Proposal
  • Writing Your Proposal
  • Editing, Revising, and Rewriting Your Proposal
  • Understand the Review Process & How to Write to Your Reviewers
  • Reviewing the Reviewers (Resubmitting Declined Proposals)

Regular features:

  • Research Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Educational Grant Writing Web Resources
  • Agency Research News
  • Agency Reports, Workshops & Roadmaps
  • New Funding Opportunities
  • About Academic Research Funding Strategies

The Research Development & Grant Writing newsletter is available to faculty, staff, students and affiliates with log-in access to the Albertsons Library. For more information, visit the newsletter information page on the OSP web site. This subscription is sponsored by the Division of Research and Economic Development with support from the Albertsons Library.

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Limited Submission Notice: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

September 23, 2018

Sponsor:  National Science Foundation
Program: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Sponsor Deadline: Letter of Intent: December 6, 2018
Full Proposal: February 6, 2019
Synopsis: The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.

For FY2019 and FY2020, the NRT Program requests proposals in any interdisciplinary research theme of national priority, with special emphasis on the six NSF Research Big Ideas.  The NSF Research Big Ideas are Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR), The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (HTF), Navigating the New Arctic (NNA), Windows on the Universe: The Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (WOU), The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution (QL), and Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype (ROL).

An eligible organization may participate in two proposals per competition. Participation includes serving as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on any proposal.

Please reply to  preaward@boisestate.edu  by October 22, 2018 if you are interested in submitting to this opportunity.  You will be notified if an internal review is needed.

Link: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18507/nsf18507.htm

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Limited Submission Notice: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)

August 31, 2018

Sponsor:  National Science Foundation
Sponsor Deadline: Letter of Intent: November 26, 2018
Full Proposal: January 25, 2019
Synopsis: RII Track-2 FEC proposals are unique in their integration of researchers into collaborative teams, and must develop a diverse, well-prepared, STEM-enabled workforce necessary to sustain research competitiveness. The recruitment and/or development of diverse early-career faculty are critical in achieving this goal and must be an integral component of the proposed project.

In FY 2019, RII Track-2 FEC proposals must be aligned with the following focus area: “Harnessing Big Data to solve problems of national importance.” Solutions to many of the pressing problems facing society may require the integration of teams of scientists and engineers and the analysis of large and complex data sets arising from multi-disciplinary projects.

Please reply to  preaward@boisestate.edu  by September 30, 2018 if you are interested in submitting to this opportunity.  You will be notified if an internal review is needed.

Link: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18589/nsf18589.htm

 

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Limited Submission Call for Notice of Intent: National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program

August 21, 2018

About the NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program

The NSF MRI Program supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. The Program focuses on multi-user/shared instrumentation that often supports research needs across disciplinary boundaries. An instrument acquired or developed with support from the MRI Program is expected to be operational by the end of the award period to enable the research/research training activities committed to in the proposal.

Link to MRI program page & current RFP:  https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5260

Limited Submission Call

This is a call to COAS and COEN faculty to submit Notices of Intent (NOIs) describing your proposed idea for the NSF MRI program.

NOIs must be submitted to your respective Dean’s Office by 5:00 PM Friday, September 28, 2018.

Your NOI should be a maximum of three pages of narrative and one budget page, and briefly address the following evaluation criteria (please see detailed instructions below):

• Intellectual merit
• Broader impacts
• The extent to which the proposed project will make a substantial improvement in the organization’s capabilities to conduct leading-edge research, to provide research experiences for undergraduate students using leading-edge capabilities, and to broaden the participation in science and engineering research (especially as lead PIs) by women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities and/or early-career investigators.

Institutional Proposal Limits

Three proposals are allowed from one institution.
Proposals may be for instrument acquisition or instrument development.

• No more than two Track 1 proposals of at least $100,000 but less than $1M
• No more than one Track 2 proposal of at least $1M up to a maximum of $4M

Evaluation criteria specific to instrument acquisition proposals:
• The extent to which the instrument is used for multi-user, shared-use research and/or research training.
• Whether the management plan demonstrates sufficient commitment and technical expertise for effective scheduling and usage of the instrument.
• The organization’s commitment to ensuring successful operations and maintenance over the expected lifetime of the instrument.
• Whether the research to be enabled is compelling and justifies the instrument request.
• Whether the budget request is appropriate and well justified.
• For instrument acquisition proposals of $1 million or above, the potential impact of the instrument on the research community of interest at the regional or national level, if appropriate.
• If student involvement is in the form of direct support for operations and maintenance of the instrument, reviewers will be asked to evaluate the involvement in terms of both instrument needs and the training of the next generation of instrumentalists.

Evaluation criteria specific to instrument development proposals:
• The appropriateness of submission as a development proposal.
• The need for development of a new instrument. Will the proposed instrument enable enhanced performance over existing instruments, or new types of measurement or information gathering? Is there a strong need for the new instrument in the larger user community to advance new frontiers of research?
• The adequacy of the project’s management plan. Does the plan have a realistic schedule that is described in sufficient detail to be assessed? Are mechanisms described to mitigate and deal with potential risks?
• The availability of appropriate technical expertise to design and construct the instrument.
• The appropriateness of the cost of the new technology.
• If student involvement is in the form of direct support for operations and maintenance of the instrument, reviewers will be asked to evaluate the involvement in terms of both instrument needs and the training of the next generation of instrumentalists.

Your NOI must indicate which type of proposal you are submitting (acquisition or development) and include a preliminary 1 page budget with a brief description of any space requirements or other university resources that may be associated with the proposed project.

IMPORTANT: Boise State is now designated as a PhD granting institution and must provide 30% cost share based on total project cost. The Office of Sponsored Programs pre-award staff is available to assist you with budget development, including identification of possible cost share.

The Deans and the VP DoRED will meet soon after the NOI deadline to decide which requests will be invited to develop full proposals, due to NSF on January 22, 2019. All who submit a NOI will be notified of the decision after the meeting.

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