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July Issue: Research Development and Grant Writing News

August 8, 2018

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

July featured articles include:

    • Topics of Interest URLs
    • It is Not Easy to Disinvite a Team Member
    • Overview of the New DoED IES RFAs
    • NSF’s STEM Education for the Future
    • How ED and IES Review Grant Applications
    • Writing the 1.5-Page Practice Proposal

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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Due 7/26/2018: US Army: 2-page white paper requested for Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan

July 18, 2018

US Department of the Army

DUE: July 26, 2018 3:00 P.M. Central Time

NUMBER W9126G-18-2-SOI-0114

Project Title: Natural Resources Program Support for UTTR, Utah and Nevada
Responses to this Request for Statements of Interest will be used to identify potential investigators for a project to be funded by the US Air Force, which provides professional and technical support for its Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) in order to facilitate successful implementation of the 16 USC 670c-1 Sikes Act.
Approximately $389,606 is expected to be available to support this project. Additional funding may be available for additional tasks and/or follow on work in subsequent fiscal years to the successful Recipient/Awardee.

Provide support to the Hill AFB Natural Resources Program activities at its Utah Test and Training Range (UTTR).
This project is in support of the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan, as directed in the Sikes Act, and as a result, it is anticipated that a cooperative agreement through the CESU program will be awarded. Such awards may be administered through a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit; CESU Network IDC rate is 17.5%.

Brief Description of Anticipated Work:
This research focuses on the following objectives:
1) Objective 1: The scope of this agreement includes supporting the program manager (PM) through various program management duties including, but not limited to critical habitat mapping, Burrowing Owl surveys, Burrowing Owl boxes maintenance/refurbishment, Dark kangaroo mouse surveys, Golden Eagle nest surveys, raptor habitat surveys, Kit fox surveys, avian surveys, predator surveys, Mule deer habitat utilization survey, reptile surveys, vegetation monitoring, range trend model updates, wildlife monitoring, creating green firebreaks, burned area succession rate determination, and invasive species control and habitat restoration.

Invasive Species Control and Habitat Restoration
An additional 250 acres will be seeded with Forage Kochia in the HAG/TTU on the UTTR North Range and 25 acres at Wildcat Mountain on the UTTR South Range to mitigate past fire activity and for prevention of future fire events.
NOTE: At this time we are only requesting that you demonstrate available qualifications and skills for performing similar or same type of work. You will be evaluated for request for a proposal based on skills and qualifications demonstrated in your SOI.

Period of Performance:
Project to be initiated in 2018. The base year of agreement will extend one year from award.
Four option periods extending for one year are anticipated pending availability of funds.

Materials Requested for Statement of Interest/Qualifications:
Please provide the following via e-mail attachment to: and (Maximum length: 2 pages, single-spaced 12 pt. font).
1. Name, Organization, Cage Code, Duns number, and Contact Information (Email)
a. Name: Boise State University
b. Cage Code: 0GMY3
c. Duns Number: 072995848
d. Contact information: <Principal Investigator’s email>

2. Brief Statement of Qualifications (including):
a. Biographical Sketch,
b. Relevant past projects and clients with brief descriptions of these projects,
c. Staff, faculty or students available to work on this project and their areas of expertise,
d. Any brief description of capabilities to successfully complete the project you may wish to add (e.g. equipment, laboratory facilities, greenhouse facilities, field facilities, etc.).

Note: A full study proposal and proposed budget are NOT requested at this time.
(This white paper does not need to be routed in Frevvo per Boise State University Office of Sponsored Programs/Pre-Award)

Review of Statements Received:
All statements of interest received will be evaluated by a board comprised of one or more people at the receiving installation or activity, who will determine which statement(s) best meet the program objectives. Based on a review of the Statements of Interest received, an investigator or investigators will be invited to prepare a full study proposal. Statements will be evaluated based on the investigator’s specific experience and capabilities in areas related to the study requirements.

Timeline for Review of Statements of Interest:
The RSOI are required to be out for a minimum of 10 working days. Review of Statements of Interest will begin at 3:00 P.M., Central Time, on July 26, 2018.

Submit questions to:
Mrs. Ali Marshall, Contract Specialist
CESWF-Contracting Division
Office: 817-886-1068


Sarah Miller, Project Manager
CENWO-PM, Environmental Remediation Branch
Office: 402-995-2625

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Limited Submission Notice (white paper required): Idaho Department of Commerce (IDOC), Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM)

July 10, 2018

The IGEM Grant Program funds commercialization grants supporting University and industry research partnerships for the purpose of enhancing technology transfer and commercialization of research and technologies developed at the Universities to create high-quality jobs and new industries in the private sector in Idaho.


All proposals must have an Industry Partner and “all approved awards are required to include a monetary or in-kind contribution from the Industry Partner.”  IDAPA §28.02.07 (301).

As defined, an Industry Partner “designs, produces, or sells goods or services or that contractually agrees to undertake such acts in connection with technologies licensed or otherwise transferred to the entity by a University[.]” IDAPA §28.02.07(010.07).

It is expected that the Industry Partner will commit to the following requirements:

  • Monetary or in-kind contribution
  • Participate in the proposal preparation in light of the requested commercialization information
  • The industry partner will license the Intellectual Property (IP) developed and commercialize the technology
  • Be available to present to the IGEM Council if selected

Due Date for White Paper:   Friday, August 24th

Please send an email to that includes a white paper up to two pages in length that addresses the following information:  

  • PI and Co-PI names
  • Industry partner name(s) and role(s)
  • Project and technology being proposed
  • Discussion of current level of development of the proposed project/technology and what steps have already been taken or will be taken to commercialize the project/technology


Friday, August 24th: White Papers due to

Friday, August 31st: The Division of Research and Economic Development will conduct an internal review and inform PIs of the VPR’s decision by 5 pm

Wednesday, September 26th: Full proposals will be due to OSP

Friday, September 28th: Final proposal submission deadline to sponsor


Link to previous solicitation:



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June Issue: Research Development and Grant Writing News

June 29, 2018

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

June featured articles include:

    • Topics of Interest URLs
    • Humanities and STEMM Integration
    • It’s a Good Time to Submit an NSF EAGER Proposal
    • Characteristics of an Effective Proposal Team Member
    • Funding Agencies are not Monolithic
    • Unrealistic Expectations for Wordsmithing

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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U.S Department of Defense, U.S Department of Education, U.S Department of the Interior, NASA and NSF Funding Opportunities and Conference Information

June 29, 2018

U.S. Department of Education:

Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS)
Program Description:

This program supports the participation of low-income parents in postsecondary education through the provision of campus-based child care services. Funds are used to support or establish campus-based child care programs primarily serving the needs of low-income students enrolled in IHEs. Grants may be used for before- and after-school services. In addition, grants may be used to serve the child care needs of the community served by the institution.

The FY 2018 competition for the CCAMPIS Program is open from June 19, 2018 to July 24, 2018.

Link to RFP

U.S. Department of Defense:

Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)
Health Disparity Fellowship Award
Health Disparity Research Award

Parkinson’s Research Program (PRP)
Early Investigator Research Award
Investigator-Initiated Research Award

Detailed descriptions of the funding opportunities, evaluation criteria and submission requirements can be found in the Program Announcements. The Program Announcements are available electronically for downloading from the website (, the CDMRP website (, and the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (

All CDMRP funding opportunities, both recently and previously released, are available on the CDMRP website (

Prostate Cancer Research Program Letter of Intent due September 17, 2018. Full Application due October 3, 2018.

Link to Early Investigator Award

Link to Investigator-Initiated Award

Parkinson’s Cancer Research Program Letter of Intent due September 20, 2018. Full Application due October 11, 2018.

Link to Fellowship Award

Link to Research Award

Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP)
Applied Research Award

The mission of the PRORP is to address the most significant gaps in care for the leading burden of injury for facilitating return-to-duty by funding innovative, high-impact, clinically relevant research to advance optimal treatment and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal injuries sustained during combat and combat-related activities.

The PRORP will solicit research applications that specifically address at least one of the following FY18 Focus Areas:

• Animal Models
• Device Development
• Wound Infection
• Treatment Techniques and Outcomes

Applied Research Award – Preproposal due July 30, 2018 (Pre-application is required; full application submission is by invitation only).

Link to Applied Research Award:

U.S. Department of the Interior Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center:

Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center Research Fellowship Program

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center invites proposals from faculty at UW, BSU, UM, WSU, and WWU for funding to support research involving graduate students and postdoctoral scientists in fields relating to understanding and addressing climate impacts on Northwest natural and cultural resources, and instruction of funded fellows in the principles and practices of co-producing decision-relevant (“actionable”) science to facilitate development of scientists proficient in confronting complex socio-ecological problems.

Funding will be available as early as fall term, 2018, to support research performed during the 2018-19 academic year.

Proposals are due July 25, 2018.

Link to RFP

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Global Research Collaboration (GRC):

Call for Research in Packaging

Semiconductor Research Corp. (SRC) Global Research Collaboration (GRC) is soliciting white papers in the research program of Packaging. The principal goal of this program is to advance fundamental knowledge and innovations to create and explore advanced evolutionary, revolutionary, and transformative packaging technologies for reliably encapsulating and efficiently integrating microsystems, and enabling them to interface to the macro world. This call, issued to universities worldwide, may be addressed by an individual investigator or a research team.

Our selection process is divided into two stages: The interested party is requested to submit a brief two-page white paper. The white paper should clearly identify what can be accomplished in a three-year project. A successfully selected white paper will result in an invitation to submit a full proposal. These proposals will be further down-selected for research contracts.

White Paper submission date is July 23, 2018. If invited to submit a Full Proposal, the deadline is September 18, 2018.

Link to RFP

National Aeronautic and Space Administration

Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO)

This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA), entitled “Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO)–2017”, solicits applied research in support of NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP). The research will fall into one or more categories corresponding to HRP’s five Elements: Space Radiation, Human Health Countermeasures, Exploration Medical Capability, Human Factors and Behavioral Performance, and International Space Station Medical Projects.

This NRA covers all aspects of research to provide human health and performance countermeasures, knowledge, technologies, and tools to enable safe, reliable, and productive human space exploration.

Awards generally range from under $100K per year for focused, limited efforts (e.g., data analysis) to $1M per year for extensive activities (e.g., development of scientific hardware) and will be made as grants.

Proposals are due September 8, 2018.

Link to RFP

National Science Foundation:

Social Psychology

The Social Psychology Program at NSF supports basic research on human social behavior, including cultural differences and development over the life span.

Among the many research topics supported are: attitude formation and change, social cognition, personality processes, interpersonal relations and group processes, the self, emotion, social comparison and social influence, and the psychophysiological and neurophysiological bases of social behavior.

Proposals are due July 16, 2018.

Link to RFP

National Science Foundation Grants Conference

November 8-9, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Fall 2018 NSF Grants Conference will be held at the Intercontinental New Orleans.

These events are primarily designed to provide new faculty, researchers and administrators with key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF, including proposal preparation and merit review basics, award management topics and other important information.

NSF program officers representing each NSF directorate will be on hand to provide up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and to answer attendee questions.

Registration will open on Thursday, September 6th at 12:00 PM EST. NSF anticipates the conference will reach capacity very quickly, so you are encouraged to register as soon as it opens.

Please see for the most up-to-date information, and view recordings of sessions from last year’s event. (You may also contact NSF via email:

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