NIH RFPs

Requests for Applications

  • Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (P30)
    (RFA-AG-18-007)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 19, 2017, by 5:00 PM

  • Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists’ Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03)
    (RFA-AG-18-015)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 23, 2017, by 5:00 PM

  • HIV/AIDS and the Tumor Niche (R01)
    (RFA-CA-17-030)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 7, 2017; August 7, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • NIDDK Information Network Coordinating Unit: dkNET-CU (U24)
    (RFA-DK-17-010)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 31, 2017, by 5:00 PM

  • Developing Biomarkers for Trastuzumab-induced Cardiotoxicity (R30)
    (RFA-FD-17-006)
    Food and Drug Administration
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 10 , 2017, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

  • Food Safety Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Standards: Building Competency in Latin America in Support of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act
    (RFA-FD-17-011)
    Food and Drug Administration
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 2, 2017, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

  • AHRQ National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T32)
    (RFA-HS-17-011)
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 12, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes (R01)
    (RFA-MH-18-410)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 2, 2017, by 5:00 PM

Program Announcements

  • Alcohol-Induced Effects on Tissue Injury and Repair (R21)
    (PA-17-296)
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Alcohol-Induced Effects on Tissue Injury and Repair (R01)
    (PA-17-297)
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Small Grants for Secondary Analyses of Existing Data Sets and Stored Biospecimens (R03)
    (PA-17-299)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R01)
    (PAR-17-217)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): October 11, 2017; June 13, 2018; October 11, 2018; June 13, 2019; October 11, 2019; June 15, 2020 by 5:00 PM

  • U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R21)
    (PAR-17-218)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): October 11, 2017; June 13, 2018; October 11, 2018; June 13, 2019; October 11, 2019; June 15, 2020, by 5:00 PM 

NSF Releases Information on the Relocation of its Headquarters this Summer

NSF is moving to its new location in Alexandria, VA this summer.  Due to the move FastLane and Research.gov will be unavailable from June 30 to July 4.  Other information regarding the move and possible disruptions in proposal processing, submittal of project reports, cash requests, etc. can be found in NSF Important Notice 139.  NSF expects to be in its new location, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA, effective October 2, 2017.


MTEC: Local Entrepreneurial ecosystem news and opportunities

EVENTS
Final Fridays! Join us at the KBC Tomorrow – Friday, May 26th starting at 4pm. 
This is a relaxed, after-work social where entrepreneurs, inventors, and community members can share advice, ideas and network. Everyone is welcome, bring your friends! No pressure. No commitments. Just beer (maybe some peanuts) and socializing.

Legal Seminar: Business Relationships 

The next legal seminar in our series will be held on Tuesday, June 20th with guest presenter Tami Seavoy. This event is open to all MTEC SmartZone clients.

About the presentation: 

The term “partner” is overused in business and may refer to a person, who owns stock or an interest in the same company, a lender, a vendor or another contractor.  This presentation is intended to help the entrepreneur better discern the essence of the relationship before assigning it a label.

Aligning expectations of those working together on a business venture and finding the right label and structure for the relationship, helps entrepreneurs protect their IP as they develop formation documents and next steps.  This presentation is geared toward those in pre-formation and/or early development stages, but also may be useful to those on the verge of expansion.

Tami is an Attorney at KENDRICKS, BORDEAU, ADAMINI, GREENLEE & KEEFE, P.C. 

Town Hall Forum- Mpls Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari

Do you have a hard question about the economy? Or about the Fed’s recent interest rate hikes? Curious about what the Minneapolis Fed does within the Federal Reserve System?

Here is your chance to join a dynamic, no-holds-barred conversation with Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari about these very topics and more. President Kashkari is a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, where the Fed sets interest rates. He will give brief remarks, followed by an open-mic Q&A with the audience, moderated by Dr. Jacqueline Huntoon, Provost of Michigan Tech.

Tuesday, June 27th from 5:00pm – 6:30pm at the Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center. 

REGISTER HERE: 
https://frbminneapolis.cvent.com/c/express/f2547868-4ea3-4eb5-9ef2-41c275ea2a54


Two DOE Solar Research Opportunities and 2017 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting

Postdoctoral Research Awards in Solar Energy – Deadline May 31, 2017

The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Postdoctoral Research Awards support EERE’s mission in energy efficiency and renewable energy by offering recent Ph.D. recipients the opportunity to conduct applied research at universities, national laboratories, and other research facilities.  Research opportunities will be awarded to qualified applicants to work on collaborative applied research of mutual interest to the applicant, the host facility, and the EERE Program Office sponsoring the award.  Potential research topics for these awards include behavioral and data science to lower solar electricity cost, systems integration, concentrating solar power, and photovoltaic cells, modules, and materials.

Benefits include a yearly stipend of $65,000, a research allowance of $10,000, a research mentor allowance of $5,000, health insurance, and possible relocation travel up to $5,000.

Applicants must meet each of the following criteria:

  • Have a Ph.D. for no more than five years from the application deadline or be expected to complete all the doctoral degree requirements by May 30, 2017.
  • Have U.S. citizenship or Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status by May 15, 2017.
  • Be available to start by September 1, 2017. Exceptions to this requirement may be considered for applicants with previous commitments. Contact DOE-RPP@orau.org for additional information.
  • Have received support to submit an application from a research mentor who holds a principal investigator position at a research facility (see Research Mentors for requirements and expectations for research mentors).
  • Be eligible to obtain security or visitation clearance, if one is required by the host facility.
  • Have demonstrated commitment to pursue innovative research in EERE areas of interest.
  • Have a superior academic performance record.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: LPR or U.S. Citizen
  • Degree: Currently pursuing a Doctoral degree or have received this degree within 60 months.
  • Discipline(s): Earth and Geosciences (All); Engineering (All); Other Physical Sciences (All); Physics; Applied Physics; Physics (General); Computer Sciences (All)

Appointment Location:  Various federal research facilities located across the U.S.

Application Deadline:  May 31, 2017 Eastern Time

For full eligibility criteria, information about EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards and application instructions, please visit http://energy.gov/eere/education/eere-postdoctoral-research-awards.  For additional information please contact Cedricka Harris, Cedricka.Harris@orau.org.

 

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DOE-SunShot Innovators Program

The SunShot Innovators Program supports recent Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate graduates as well as applicants with technical or research post-degree experience in a field related to the application of solar technologies and policies.  The SunShot Innovators Program offers hands-on, practical experiences that allow participants to contribute innovative solutions to the challenges utilities, energy service providers, and public utilities commissions (PUCs) face as they adapt to a system with increasing levels of solar and other distributed energy resources (DERs). The SunShot Innovators Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technology Office (SETO).  For more information about SETO and the SunShot Initiative, visithttps://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/sunshot-initiative.

Participant Benefits

Appointments are for up to two years. The initial appointment period is one year. Extension of the appointment will be subject to satisfactory progress toward completion of the project assignments, and availability of funds. Final decisions regarding the extension of the appointment for a second year will be made by SETO in consultation with the hosting institution.  Stipends will be based on appointment level and commensurate with qualifications.

Qualifications

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) at the time of application. Evidence of U.S. citizenship must be submitted to ORISE at the time the appointment is accepted.
  • Be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2017.
  • Meet one of the following conditions:

o   Level 1: Have earned an undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree in the past three years in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, public policy, business, law or other field relevant to the position.

o   Level 2: Have earned a graduate degree (Doctorate or Master’s) in the past three years in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, public policy, business, law or other field relevant to the position.

o   Level 3: Have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, public policy, business, law or other field relevant to the position. Applicant must have at least ten years of post-degree experience in a technical or research position in a field related to energy innovation.

Application Deadline:  June 30, 2017 Eastern Time

For full eligibility criteria and application instructions, please visit https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3250.  For additional information please contact Taylor Pitchford, DOE-RPP@orau.org.

 

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Registration and Abstract Solicitation for the 2017 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting

The Spallation Neutron Source – High Flux Isotope Reactor (SNS-HFIR) User Group has announced that registration for the 2017 Joint Nanoscience and Neutron Scattering User Meeting  is open and abstract solicitation is ongoing.  The meeting will be held at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is set for week of July 31 – August 4, 2017 and will highlight research achievements by users and staff of Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) and of ORNL’s neutron scattering user facilities, as well as the broader neutron-scattering and nanoscience research communities.  There will be opportunities to meet with facility staff and other researchers to discuss and plan for submitting user proposals and other collaborative activities.

Additionally, the main User Meeting, on Aug. 1-2, will feature:

  • Six plenary addresses
  • Six parallel tracks of oral presentations, including 16 Invited Speakers
  • The topics of the SNS/HFIR-focused tracks are as follows:
  • Materials for energy, sustainability and the environment
  • Quantum phenomena in materials
  • Chemical and Engineering Materials
  • Data Analysis, modeling and visualization
  • Additional contributed talks and posters selected from submitted abstracts
  • Poster Session with Best Student Poster Competition
  • Facility tours
  • Opportunities for user proposal planning with facility staff
  • User group Town Hall meetings and Panel Discussions

A variety of focused Workshops and Tutorials will also be held on July 31 and August 3.  These include hands-on data analysis sessions, a workshop how to prepare your sample for your neutron scattering experiment, an introduction to polarized neutron capabilities at SNS/HFIR, focused sessions on the use of High Performance Computing (HPC) with neutron scattering as well as new tools available for modeling structure and dynamics (CAMM), and a workshop devoted to liquids reflectometry and large scale structures.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Deadline: June 7 – https://conference.sns.gov/event/81/page/8

Registration Deadline: July 17. There is no cost to register but Advance Registration Is Required! –https://conference.sns.gov/event/81/registration/

Poster Session: August 1 & Plenary and Oral Sessions: August 1-2 – https://conference.sns.gov/indico/event/81/picture/45.pdf

Workshops and Tutorials: July 31 and August 3-4 – https://conference.sns.gov/event/81/page/12

Direct link for copy/paste to a browser: https://conference.sns.gov/event/81/

The SNS-HFIR User Group (SHUG) consists of all persons interested in using the neutron scattering facilities at Oak Ridge. Learn more:http://neutrons.ornl.gov/shug

ORAU

University Partnerships Office

University.partnerships@orau.org

www.orau.org


SBIR Road Tour & Summit

Michigan entrepreneurs will have a rare opportunity to meet face to face with program managers from a host of federal agencies at the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Road Tour and Summit

Tech’s office of Innovation and Industry Engagement, announced the summit will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m July 19 in the Student Center at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

In addition to one-on-one agency meetings, the full day of activities will include panel discussions, training sessions and the opportunity to meet one on one with Michigan entrepreneurial support providers.

Some of the Agencies visiting Michigan include:

  • Department of Health and Human Services National
    Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Department of Defense—Navy
  • Department of Defense—Air Force (USAF)
  • Department of Defense—Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  • Department of Defense—Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Department of Commerce
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Department of Transportation (tentative)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Free parking in adjacent lot with voucher received at check in. Cost is $40; $20 for students with ID.

For more information visit the BBCetc website or the Engineering Research and Innovation blog.


Call for Innovations: Corneal Repair Solutions due May 25

Help close this urgent capability gap.

Submit Solution
Deadline May 25, 2017
» The US Army is seeking to close capability gaps for the mitigation and treatment of traumatic war-related injuries and diseases of ocular structures and the visual system.
» Select technologies will be invited to present to the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA) and other officials and experts.
» Submissions will be scored according to operational effectiveness, suitability, safety, and cost.

2017 Military Health System Research Symposium annual awards due June 9th.

Recognize your outstanding researchers!  The 2017 Military Health System Research Symposium annual awards recognize outstanding accomplishments in research over the past year.   Nominations are being accepted on-line until 9 June 2017.

Nominations are being accepted in the following categories:
– Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Individual/Military and Individual/Academia)
– Outstanding Research Accomplishment (Team/Academia and Team/Military)
– Distinguished Service Award
Click here to see the criteria for submission in each category.  https://mhsrs.amedd.army.mil/SitePages/Awards.aspx

1) Go to https://mhsrs.amedd.army.mil/SitePages/Home.aspx
Click on the 2017 Award Submission tab to access the nomination page
2) Click the “Add new item” link on the “2017 MHSRS Award Submissions” page.
3) When done filling out the on-line form, click SAVE to save and submit the award record. A confirmation email will be sent upon saving your submission.

Note:  You have to be registered with the MHSRS website in order to submit an award.   If you are not registered on the site, go to: https://mhsrs.amedd.army.mil/SitePages/Home.aspx

Sincerely,
2017 MHSRS Planning Committee
https://mhsrs.amedd.army.mil/SitePages/Home.aspx


Workshops for Entrepreneurs

Writing a Business Plan – Last Chance to Register!
Thursday, May 25th, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Designed for individuals who want to launch or grow their business, this webinar covers business planning in detail. Real business plan examples are used to illustrate effective planning and tools and information for the steps and process of creating a business plan draft are provided.
Your Business as a Finely Tuned Machine – Entrepreneurial Operating System
Tuesday, May 30th 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) is a complete system of simple tools to help you run your business more efficiently and effectively. Learn the fundamentals of this pragmatic system in our upcoming webinar.
Business Legal Issues
Wednesday, May 31st 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
This webinar offers an introduction to the different types of legal entities that are appropriate for structuring and starting a new business. You’ll learn about tax and liability issues, along with basic elements of a contract, collections, licenses, registrations, employment and property issues, leasing and insurance.

Fall 2017 Finishing Fellowship Nominations Open

Applications for fall 2017 finishing fellowships being accepted and are due no later than 4pm, July 6, 2017 to Dr. Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School (email applications to gradschool@mtu.edu are preferred). Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

    1. Must be a PhD student.
    2. Must expect to finish during the semester supported as a finishing fellow.
    3. Must have submitted no more than one previous application for a finishing fellowship.
    4. Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application.

Finishing Fellowships provide support to PhD candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in The Michigan Tech Plan. The Graduate School anticipates funding up to ten fellowships with support ranging from $2000 to full support (stipend + tuition). Students who receive full support through a Finishing Fellowship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a Finishing Fellowship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.


Fall 2017 PHF Graduate Assistantships due June 29, 2017

Applications for fall 2017 PHF Graduate Assistantships are being accepted and are due no later than 4pm, June 29, 2017 to Dr. Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School (via email to gradschool@mtu.edu is preferred). Instructions on the application and evaluation process are found online.

Students are eligible if all of the following criteria are met:

    1. Must be a PhD student participating in health-related research that is aligned with the PHF’s mission.
    2. Must be eligible for or in Research Mode at the time of application.
    3. Must be 2 years after starting the graduate program at the time of application.
    4. Must not have previously received a PHF Graduate Assistantship.

Priority will be given to students originally from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, or Ontonagon counties. Non-resident students and international students are encouraged to apply if their health research is applicable to health needs and job shortages of our local community (obesity research, rural health, medical informatics, drug delivery and lab testing, physical therapy, etc.).

These assistantships are available through the generosity of the Portage Health Foundation. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD talent in health-oriented research areas. Applicants should be a catalyst for promoting and improving the overall health of Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, and Ontonagon communities through one of the following:

    • health research and technology development
    • health education or preventive and wellness initiatives
    • rural healthcare access, informatics, and assessment of care

Students who receive full support through a PHF Graduate Assistantship may not accept any other employment. For example, students cannot be fully supported by a PHF Graduate Assistantship and accept support as a GTA or GRA.