April (February/March) Letter to the Faculty & Staff

Dear Engineering Faculty and Staff:

The steadily increasing prevalence of green helps brighten the mood.  As we wind down the semester, saying goodbye to our seniors, and transitioning into more time to conduct research, it a great opportunity to pause and reprioritize.  My summer ToDo list is likely similar to yours and includes prioritizing my graduate students, crafting research proposals to hopefully keep my students funded, submitting those papers that have stagnated on my desk, and editing dissertations.  Most importantly, my list includes delivering on those promises to the kids and family to hike, camp, ride bikes, play baseball, etc.  The advice I give to my students frantically working to finish their PhD is to plan your summer to set yourself up for success by setting realistic goals.  Looking at my list, I need to follow my own advice…  The following letter outlines opportunities and resources for you and your group to take advantage of this summer.

Michigan Tech has recently become a member of the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) { http://www.mtec-sc.org} that has been formed to tackle military related medical issues.  MTEC can be viewed as a funding opportunity for all medical related research that may have civilian or military relevance.  If you are interested in MTEC or would like to know more about the consortium or upcoming funding opportunities, you can contact Paul Hoppe in the Research Development Office at pdhoppe@mtu.edu or 7-3098.

We’ve all have advised outstanding students that are prolific writers and those who struggle. We are working to pilot writing groups http://tinyurl.com/pdmjyre that provide goal setting and accountability to increase writing productivity, hopefully in coordination with the Graduate Student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).  If you or your students would like to get involved, please let me know.

We held an information gathering and networking session for mid-career faculty in early April, that explored the very diverse career aspirations and research/teaching/service emphases of our Associate Professors.  We are currently working on compiling and analyzing the session outputs and survey responses to tailor programs and efforts beginning in Fall 2016.

Tonight, we celebrated and thanked the pilot members of the Early Career Management (ECM) committees.  Our ECM program pairs a new faculty member with three senior faculty for monthly meetings throughout their first year. The goal is to facilitate and accelerate career trajectories providing optimal foundations for research productivity, teaching success, and departmental citizenship. This pilot is being expanded for all new faculty at the university starting in Fall 2016 or Spring 2017.  We are looking for enthusiastic advocates, so please volunteer by emailing me – I can share more details.

Next, I’d like to bring your attention the following NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Improving Graduate Student Preparedness for Entering the Workforce, Opportunities for Supplemental SupportThe 2013 Survey of Doctorate Recipients has shown that 73% of PhD holders in engineering are in non-academic employment while only 27% pursue academic jobs (see http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/srvydoctoratework/). Among new PhD graduates, the percentage going into academic careers is estimated to be even lower. It is therefore important that research assistants working on NSF grants be provided opportunities to develop skills that prepare them to be successful for a broad range of career paths. In addition to deep and broad preparation in their technical areas of expertise, skills and knowledge regarding communication, innovation & entrepreneurship, leadership & management, policy and outreach are becoming increasingly valuable to enter the workforce. Such skills and knowledge also benefit doctoral students entering academia due to an increased need to communicate the value of the research and its broader impact, to collaborate with other researchers, and to mentor students.”

Also, please consider encouraging your students to attend a Gordon Research Conference http://www.grc.org  in their research area.  The conferences are the most friendly and intensive forums for students to a) learn the state of the art in the field, b) major researchers in the field, and c) network with those prominent researchers as well as fellow graduate students.    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for different conferences.

The Gordon Research Conferences provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies.

Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are:

  • Created by scientists, for scientists
  • Forums to discuss pre-publication research at the forefront of your field
  • Informal communities of experts in the field
  • A great opportunity to network with your peers
Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are:

  • Organized by and for young investigators
  • A way to interact with leaders who may later serve as mentors

 

On the Innovation side of things:

On the engineering research blog, http://blogs.mtu.edu/engineering-research/ there is a separate category for innovation related RFPs/resources.  There are a number of low barrier webinars on this topic featured there.   Michigan Tech has a wonderful ecosystem for this due in large part to the team in the Innovation and Industry Engagement Office (http://www.mtu.edu/research/references/staff/iie/).  There are a number of seed programs including the Research Enhancement Funds – Commercialization Milestone Grants (REF-CM) http://www.mtu.edu/research/administration/vpr-office/internal-awards/research-excellence-fund/ref-cmg.html which has a rolling deadline.

I’d be happy to visit with anyone considering this path.  My company completed an NSF STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer Research) Phase I grant in December and are waiting to hear the fate of our Phase II proposal.  I can’t claim to be an expert, but I’m happy to share our experiences and advise anyone moving along this pathway, so please ask!

 

Update on a few proposal efforts:

Michigan Tech submitted a letter of intent (LOI) for the NSF INCLUDES program.  The project focuses on Changing the STEM pipeline so characteristics are more attractive to indigenous populations (Native Americans) in the Upper Great Lakes Region with an emphasis on sustainable natural resources.

In addition, as the semester winds down, preparations for the NSF CAREER proposals increase for our new faculty as well as NIH proposals for all of us.  You can help by discussing their ideas briefly with them and offering your perspectives including rephrasing the compelling strengths and brainstorming on perceived weaknesses so these can be directly addressed within the proposal.

We plan to host informal conversations every Friday starting in late May and continuing through July.  A few of us, including much of the Research Development Team, are available discuss your proposal ideas.  These informal lunch sessions are open to all individuals writing proposals for submission this summer.  Details will follow mid-May after we return from the Annual Spring Trip to the agencies in DC May 9-12.   Thanks to the Research Development team with Faculty Fellow Aleksey Smirnov, asmirnov@mtu.edu, who organized the May 9-12 trip. This trip makes a huge difference in helping faculty best position and tailor proposals specific to agencies and programs to subsequently earn research funding.

Want to get involved?

Your input is always welcome and appreciated.   Feel free to email out of the blue or schedule a time with Faye (fedompie@mtu.edu) to meet in person.

To facilitate dissemination of opportunities, please subscribe to our blog, http://blogs.mtu.edu/engineering-research/. My strategy, thus far, has been to post all requests for proposals, workshop/award, and innovation opportunities that cross my desk. Clicking the “Entries RSS” link from that lower right menu brings you to an XML page. Copy that URL and paste it into your RSS aggregator or reader. That software/app would then show you all updated content. If you don’t have/use an RSS aggregator, the only way to see new posts is to check the site itself.

Special congratulations to all of our faculty who were promoted, tenured, or both.  Very well deserved!

In closing, I hope your grading comes to a smooth finish and you are able to join our graduates at commencement.  I understand we have a record number of MS and PhD graduates at this commencement.

 

Best Regards,

Adrienne

SBIR/STTR RFPs

Visit WWW.SBIR.GOV for Latest Fiscal Year 2016 Funding Opportunities!Dear Small Technology Firms, Startups, Innovators, & Investors,

Currently live on SBIR.gov , are FY 2016 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant and contract funding opportunities from NSF, DOD, and HHS.

If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, looking to engage in high-tech growth entrepreneurship and seeking non-dilutive funding opportunities to facilitate your necessary R&D prototype development, then SBIR.gov should be one of your first reference points of interest.

Please visit www.sbir.gov to learn more.

Direct link to current funding solicitation listings can be found here: https://www.sbir.gov/solicitation-listing/open

For an idea on the types of projects funded in the past visit: https://www.sbir.gov/sbirsearch/award/all

Please keep in mind that the DoD solicitations are currently in pre-release, which means you CAN talk to TPOCs about the specifics of the funding opportunity at hand. 

Be sure to check out the Resources & State Services sections on SBIR.gov on identifying appropriate tools and assistance to help craft a competitive proposal.

Finally SBIR outreach events like SBIR Road Tour & National Conference are great places to connect with SBIR/STTR funding program managers directly.

http://www.sbirroadtour.com/dates.php

 
DoD Topics Released
The Department of Defense has pre-released topics for its SBIR 2016.2 and STTR 2016.B solicitations, which open May 23 and close June 22, 2016 (6 a.m. ET). To help with searching the topics, BBCetc has compiled the quick-reference summary below listed by participating component.
What’s new in the 2016.2/2016.B solicitations? Look for these changes:
  • Air Force added two new requirements for a compliant proposal in the 2016.1 solicitation, and those remain in force in this, and probably future, solicitations:
    • An “NDA Requirements Form” must be completed, signed and returned with the proposal indicating the applicant’s determination regarding company-to-company NDAs for access to SBIR data by AF support contractors.
    • Each company must read the “Compliance with SBIR and STTR Program Rules” training and attach a signed Certificate of Training Completion to the proposal.
  • Direct to Phase II Pilot Program
    • OSD (Office of the Secretary of Defense) is offering a DTP II pilot for the first time in this solicitation for select topics. Note that OSD Army topics follow Army’s Phase II instructions, and OSD Navy topics follow Navy’s Phase II instructions.
    • DARPA and Air Force also have select topics available for the DTP II pilot.
For assistance in searching for appropriate topics and preparing competitive proposals, contact BBCetc at info@bbcetc.com or 734-930-9741. And be sure to check out our free recorded DoD webinars Contact us for the discount code. BBCetc’s training and one-on-one consulting are available to Michigan companies with most costs covered by the state-funded Michigan SBIR/STTR Assistance Program.
Important Dates:
Pre-release opened April 22
Open discussion with TPOCs through May 22 (Why is this important? Read our blog)
SITIS Q&A Closes June 8
Solicitation opens May 23 and proposals due June 22 at 6:00 a.m. ET
Remember: As always, read and follow each component’s specific instructions in addition to the overal DoD instructions.
DOD SBIR 2016.2 Topics

SBIR/STTR solicitation link

NSF RFPs due May or later

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: May 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-541

Scientific research, along with operational support of that research, is the principal activity of the U.S. Antarctic Program in Antarctica. The National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Sciences Section (ANT), Division of Polar Programs (PLR), fosters research on globally and regionally important scientific problems. In particular, the Antarctic Sciences Section supports research that expands fundamental knowledge of the region as well as research that relies on the …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5519&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date: May 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-520
The gravitational constant, G, describes the strength of gravitation, the weakest of the four fundamental interactions in nature. Although several hundred measurements of this constant have been performed over the last two and a quarter centuries, recent experiments differ by as much as 0.05%, about 40 times the uncertainty of the most precise experiment.

Motivations to resolve the current discrepancy with better measurements are two-fold. First, the search for a theory that unifies …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505229&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: May 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-540
A well-educated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is a significant contributor to maintaining the competitiveness of the U.S. in the global economy.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by the program and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5257&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
Document Number: nsf16546
Public Comment: Please refer to NSF 16-068 for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to this program solicitation.
The 2013 Survey of Doctorate Recipients has shown that 73% of PhD holders in engineering are in non-academic employment while only 27% pursue academic jobs (see http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/srvydoctoratework/). Among new PhD graduates, the percentage going into academic careers is estimated to be even lower. It is therefore important that research assistants working on NSF grants be provided opportunities to develop skills that prepare them to be successful for a broad range of career paths. In addition to deep and broad preparation in their technical areas of expertise, skills and knowledge regarding communication, innovation & entrepreneurship, leadership & management, policy and outreach are becoming increasingly valuable to enter the workforce. Such skills and knowledge also benefit doctoral students entering academia due to an increased need to communicate the value of the research and its broader impact, to collaborate with other researchers, and to mentor students.

NIH RFPs July

  • Nonhuman Primate Transplantation Tolerance (U01)
    (RFA-AI-16-007)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 3, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
  • Nonhuman Primate Transplantation Tolerance (U19)
    (RFA-AI-16-008)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 3, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
  • Understanding HIV Rebound (P01)
    (RFA-AI-16-028)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): uly 29, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of AIDS and AIDS-related applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
  • Growing Great Ideas: Research Education Course in Product Development and Entrepreneurship for Life Science Researchers (R25)
    (RFA-DA-17-007)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 20, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
  • Extracellular Vesicle Tools, Technologies, and Products for Neuroscience Research (R41/R42)
    (RFA-DA-17-008)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 22, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
  • Extracellular Vesicle Tools, Technologies, and Products for Neuroscience Research (R43/R44)
    (RFA-DA-17-009)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 22, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
  • NIDDK Short-Term Research Experience Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) (R25)
    (RFA-DK-16-021)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 9, 2016 , by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
  • Collaborating Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (U01)
    (RFA-FD-16-036)
    Food and Drug Administration
    Application Receipt Date(s): June 28, 2016, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. May 22, 2017, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. May 22, 2018, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. May 22, 2019, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. May 22, 2020, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
  • NHLBI TOPMed Program: Integrative Omics Approaches for Analysis of TOPMed Data (U01)
    (RFA-HL-17-011)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 6, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
  • Small Market Awards: SBIR Phase IIB Competing Renewals for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Technologies with Small Commercial Markets (R44)
    (RFA-HL-17-012)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
    Application Receipt Date(s): June 20, 2016; June 19, 2017; June 20, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
  • Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP): Dissemination and Implementation of Child Health Quality Measures Cooperative Research Grants (U18)
    (RFA-HS-16-002)
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Application Receipt Date(s): June 28, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
  • Improving Physical Infrastructure Revisions of Center Grants (P40)
    (RFA-OD-16-010)
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 1, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.

VentureWell: looking for the best STEM student innovators

We’re looking for the best STEM student innovators

VentureWell’s E-Team program provides funding, immersive workshops, and specialized coaching to student STEM innovators to help them move their invention into the marketplace.  Our Spring Cycle deadline is May 4.

We are looking for student teams with a scalable STEM invention that has potential to solve a big problem, with a positive impact on people and the planet. 

Inventions and innovations of successful E-Teams can include:

  • Biomedical devices, health care solutions, or health-based technologies
  • Clean technologies, clean energy or sustainable materials
  • Technologies for low-resource settings (U.S. and/or globally) that address poverty and basic human needs such as affordable energy, clean water, health and medical devices, agriculture, IT and other income-generating tools

Read about our past E-Team grantees and their innovations here.

Want to learn more?

Join us next Wednesday, April 27, at 8pm ET for a #BigBeacon Twitter chat!  Dorn Carranza, Senior Program Officer for Entrepreneurship and Venture Development at VentureWell, will lead a discussion about student innovation and entrepreneurship and will answer questions from students about how the E-Team program can help them move their ideas from the classroom into the real world.  Go here for more information.

Detailed guidelines are here and FAQ here.

See some of our past E-Team success stories

Please complete Faculty Watch survey on faculty attitudes towards course material

Michigan Tech has been invited to participate in Faculty Watch, an important industry survey conducted by OnCampus Research (IndiCo) and published by the National Association of College Stores.

To better serve our students and faculty, we ask that you participate in a short survey about course materials.

Faculty members are the driving force for making changes to course materials! This first-ever industry-wide survey investigates faculty members’ attitudes towards course materials, their value, preferred formats, the adoption process, open educational resources (OER), and the role of the campus store.

One participant from our campus will win a $100 Visa gift card and 4 others will win $50 Michigan Tech Campus Store gift cards.  (Please note gift cards will be taxable)

Click here to complete the survey (survey length: 15-20 minutes).

Or, copy and paste this link into your browser:  http://indico.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4JazjYLjMKy2H3L

The new survey deadline is now May 1st!

Participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential.  Results will only be reported in the aggregate; results from individual stores will not be published.  No survey participant will be contacted for promotional or sales purposes.

Encourage Attendance at Gordon Research Conferences

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider encouraging your students to attend a Gordon Research Conference http://www.grc.org  in their research area.  The conferences are the most friendly and intensive forums for students to a) learn the state of the art in the field, b) major researchers in the field, and c) network with those prominent researchers as well as fellow graduate students.    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for different conferences.

The Gordon Research Conferences provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of frontier research in the biological, chemical, and physical sciences, and their related technologies.

Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are:

  • Created by scientists, for scientists
  • Forums to discuss pre-publication research at the forefront of your field
  • Informal communities of experts in the field
  • A great opportunity to network with your peers

Gordon Research Seminars (GRS) are:

  • Organized by and for young investigators
  • A way to interact with leaders who may later serve as mentors

Research Specialist wanted for 2d-LC and high resolution Obitrap Elite MS

https://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/4262

The mission of the Microanalytical Facility – Chemical Advanced Resolution Methods (MAF-ChARM) laboratory is to serve as an enabling resource for research and development programs at Michigan Tech. We aim to develop novel instrumental capabilities for environmental and biological complex mixtures (e.g., atmospheric aerosol, engineered waters, peatland pore water, infant tears, etc.) with a newly acquired Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Elite Mass Spectrometer (high resolution Obitrap Elite MS) and a Dionex UltiMate 3000 two-dimensional liquid chromatograph (2d-LC).

The person hired for this position will be responsible for management and operation of the 2d-LC and high resolution Obitrap Elite MS and associated equipment to benefit users from multiple disciplines across campus and external to campus. In addition to managing the laboratory, responsibilities will include assisting in the design and testing of analytical strategies, training users, and independently conducting data analysis and generating reporting. Outreach to potential users may include demonstrating the equipment capabilities, proactively identifying applications to new research projects, and exploring novel analytical methods. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of mass spectrometry and chromatography principles and enthusiasm for multidisciplinary applications of the instrumental techniques.

National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAFKI) Applications due May 5th

NAKFI Call For Applications: Two Weeks Remaining!

If you’ve already started an application don’t forget to submit it by 3:00pm Pacific Time on May 5, 2016.  

Please forward this email to any colleagues you think may be interested in this year’s conference.

 

Ready to explore the frontiers of deep ocean science with other innovators from science, engineering, medicine, art, and design disciplines?

 

APPLY NOW!

 

VIEW PRESENTATION ABOUT NAKFI

 

November 9 – 12, 2016

 

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center

of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering | Irvine, CA

 

NAKFI will pay all conference-related travel expenses for selected applicants!

 

The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), a project of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, with generous support from the W.M. Keck Foundation, invites passionate candidates to apply for this year’s conference Discovering the Deep Blue Sea: Research, Innovation, Social Engagement.  

 

The steering committee is chaired by David M. Karl (NAS)co-Director Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research & Education (C-MORE), and co-Director Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE); professor of oceanography, University of Hawaii.

 

Application Deadline: May 5, 2016 at 3:00pm Pacific Time/6:00pm Eastern Time/5:00pm Central Time.  Sixty to eighty applicants will be selected through this process.  

 

 

From this application process the steering committee members will invite approximately 60-80 participants to join them and other leaders and experts at the conference in November. The interest in this year’s topic will result in a competitive selection process. Preference will be given to creative practitioners in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, art, design, public engagement and communications who demonstrate a passion or keen interest in collaborative cross-disciplinary problem solving, and who are willing to commit the time necessary to prepare for the conference.

 

NAKFI is an experiment that leads to creative outcomes – ones that transcend the NAFKI Conference.

 

Conference Goals

 

Discover how collaborations can engage the public and other scientists and encourage discourse in important issues related to deep ocean science. Collaborate with a diverse group of practitioners to grapple with real challenges, and explore how interdisciplinary, cross-professional discovery can benefit deep ocean science. Create concrete projects that can (and ultimately do) lead to at least one of five kinds of impact – scientific, educational, social, technological and cultural. Encourage new ideas, approaches, collaborations and projects that foster creative approaches to some of the most pressing global challenges, such as food and energy security, health, transportation, and related ecosystem services.

 

For Additional Information Regarding NAKFI and this year’s conference and a link to the application please visit http://www.keckfutures.org/conferences/deep_blue_sea/index.html

 

Kind regards,

 

The NAKFI Staff

 

Cristen Kelly Kimberly Suda-Blake Anne Heberger Marino Rachel Lesinski JD Talasek
Associate Program Officer Senior Program Director Program Officer Program Associate Director, Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences; NAKFI Art Advisor

Defense Health Program Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (PH/TBI) Research Program

The FY16 Defense Appropriations Act provides $125 million (M) to the Department of Defense FY16 Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (PH/TBI) Research Program to support to support innovative research committed to complement and further ongoing DoD efforts to ensure the health and readiness of our military forces. As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency, Research, Development and Acquisition (DHA RDA) Directorate manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation.  The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) with strategic oversight from Joint Program Committee 5 (JPC5)/Military Operational Medicine Research Program (MOMRP).

The PH/TBI Research Program is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. The Cognitive Resilience and Readiness Research Award (CR3A) Program Announcement and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanism are anticipated to be posted on the Grants.gov website in May 2016.   Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released.  This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government.

The Cognitive Resilience and Readiness Research Award (CR3A)

  • Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)
  • The Program Announcement seeks research applications intended focused on (a) tools and strategies to confer robustness and adaptability in cognitive performance and (b) translation of cognitive resilience to military operational performance and Service member health.
  • The anticipated funding limit is $3M total costs.
  • The anticipated maximum period of performance is 3 years.
  • A pre-application is required; application submission is by invitation only
  • The FY16 CR3A intent is to support applied and clinical biomedical research focused on the biomedical basis of cognitive resilience and readiness in Service members.

 

http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2016/16phtbipreann.shtml

 

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) athttps://eBRAP.org prior to the pre-application deadline.  All applications must conform to the final Program Announcements and General Application Instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from Grants.gov.  A listing of all CDMRP funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

Full applications must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal, Grants.gov.  Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcement is released.  Requests for email notification of the Program Announcement release may be sent to help@eBRAP.org.  For more information about the PH/TBI or other CDMRP managed programs, please visit the CDMRP website(http://cdmrp.army.mil).

Point of Contact:

CDMRP Public Affairs

301-619-9783

usarmy.detrick.medcom-cdmrp.mbx.cdmrp-public-affairs@mail.mil