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Keweenaw Medical Conference 26-28 Aug 2016 in Copper Harbor – Registration is Open

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News from the Marquette-Alger County Medical Society

“Promoting collaboration, education and retention of medical professionals in the Upper Peninsula”

Bring your friends and family for a weekend of collaborating, socializing, and learning!

Registration is now available online for the 2016 Keweenaw Medical Conference August 26-28th in beautiful Copper Harbor Michigan.  We will be offering 10 AMA category 1 CME credits for attending clinical lectures covering topics that are of interest regardless of your medical specialty.

We will also be featuring researchers from throughout the region presenting their work on a wide variety of clinical, basic science, and engineering topics at both a poster session and PechaKucha style oral presentations.

Social events include a sunset cruise on the Isle Royale Queen IV Friday evening, and dinner and dancing to the popular band Eastside Ramblers Saturday evening.

There is also plenty of time built in to the schedule to enjoy the town of Copper Harbor, beautiful Lake Superior, and the world renown singletrack trails, which have been designated an IMBA ride center with Silver status (which means they’re really awesome trails).

Register now, so you don’t miss out on our sunset cruise, it tends to fill up fairly quickly.

See you in the Harbor!

This year’s planning committee:
Jennifer Dehlin, MD
Zachary Leonard, MD
Jim Addison, MD
William Short, MD
Christopher Dehlin, MD
J. Bryan Dixon, MD

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NIH RFPs for Aug & later

Notices

    • Notice of Change to Key Dates in PAR-16-254 “Mechanisms of Mycobacterial-Induced Immunity in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Individuals to Inform Innovative Tuberculosis Vaccine Design (R01)”
      (NOT-AI-16-054)
      National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    • Notice to Include Zika Virus Infections in Applications Submitted in Response to RFA-AI-16-001 “Immunity to Neonates and Infants (U01)”
      (NOT-AI-16-055)
      National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
      Office of Research on Women’s Health
    • Request of Proposal (RFP) Announcement: Pre-Clinical Models of Infectious Diseases, NIAID-DMID-NIHAI2016059
      (NOT-AI-16-058)
      National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    • Notice of National Cancer Institute’s Participation in PA-16-288 “Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp)”
      (NOT-CA-16-048)
      National Cancer Institute
    • Notice of NIBIB’s Participation in RFA-HG-16-016 “BD2K RFA-HG-Open Educational Resources for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science (R25)
      (NOT-EB-16-007)
      National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
    • Notice of Expiration of PA-12-188 “Transition to Independent Environmental Health Research (TIEHR) Career Development Award (K22)”
      (NOT-ES-16-009)
      National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    • Notice of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Participation in PA-16-183 “Limited Competition: Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN) Project Supplements for Clinical Trials to Repurpose Drugs in Collaboration with E-Rare Awardees”
      (NOT-HL-16-322)
      National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    • Notice of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Participation in RFA-ES-16-003 “BD2K Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science for Intramural Investigators (K22)”
      (NOT-HL-16-323)
      National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    • Notice to Add AIDS Application Due Dates to RFA-LM-16-002 BD2K Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32)
      (NOT-LM-16-005)
      National Library of Medicine
    • Change to NIMH Policy for Recruitment of Participants in Clinical Research
      (NOT-MH-16-013)
      National Institute of Mental Health
    • Request for Information (RFI): Guidance for Opportunities in Neuroethics (NIH BRAIN Initiative)
      (NOT-MH-16-014)
    • Request for Information: Soliciting Input for New Research Strategies for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
      (NOT-NS-16-024)
    • Notice of Clarification of Research Areas Included in PAR-16-106 Rapid Assessment of Zika Virus (ZIKV) Complications (R21)
      (NOT-NS-16-027)
    • Request for Information (RFI): Characterizing and Understanding the Organization of Individual Cells within Human Tissues
      (NOT-RM-16-025)
      The Common Fund/Office of Strategic Coordination

Requests for Applications

  • Limited Interaction Targeted Epidemiology (LITE) to Advance HIV Prevention (UG3/UH3)
    (RFA-AI-16-031)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): December 5, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
  • Silencing of HIV-1 Proviruses (R61/R33)
    (RFA-AI-16-038)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): December 7, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.
  • Systems Approach to Immunity and Inflammation (U19)
    (RFA-AI-16-050)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 2, 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.
  • Standardization of C-peptide and HbA1c Measurements Program (UC4)
    (RFA-DK-16-011)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 22, 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.
  • Diabetes Research Centers (P30)
    (RFA-DK-16-020)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 28, 2017, 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.
  • Improving Physical Infrastructure to Enhance Animal Model Research: Revisions of Specialized Center Cooperative Agreements (U54)
    (RFA-OD-16-011)
    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.
  • Improving Physical Infrastructure to Enhance Animal Model Research: Revisions of Resource Cooperative Agreement (U42)
    (RFA-OD-16-012)
    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.
  • Fogarty Global Health Training Program (D43)
    (RFA-TW-16-002)
    John E. Fogarty International Center
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Office of Research on Women’s Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 16, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.

NSF RFPs for Aug

Solicitation: NSF 15-504
Due Date: January 11, 2017
Institutional Limit: See Limit Summary
Limit Summary: Three (3) as described below. Potential PIs are advised to contact their institutional office of research regarding processes used to select proposals for submission.If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition). 

To ensure a balanced instrumentation award portfolio at diverse organizations, across varied research topics, and in support of a broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce across the entire Nation, the MRI program requires that an MRI-eligible organization may, as a performing organization, submit or be included as a significantly funded1 subawardee in no more than three MRI proposals.  To promote instrumentation development, the program requires that if an organization submits or is included as a significantly funded1 subawardee in three MRI proposals, at least one of the three proposals must be for (Track 2) instrument development.

NSF reserves the right to carefully examine development (Track 2) proposals to ensure that they meet the requirements for this proposal type (see Section II).  If a proposal submitted as development is deemed to be an acquisition proposal either before or during the review, the proposal is subject to return without review or decline.

1An unfunded collaboration does not count against the submission limit.  Inclusion as a funded subawardee on a development (Track 2) proposal at a level in excess of 20% of the total budget requested from NSF, or as a funded subawardee on any acquisition (Track 1) proposal, will be counted against an organization’s proposal submission limit. Separately submitted linked collaborative proposals of either type (Track 1 or Track 2) count against the submission limit of each of the submitting organizations. However, if a subaward to an organization in a development (Track 2) proposal is 20% or less of the proposal’s total budget request from NSF, the subawardee’s submission limit will not be affected. For subawards within a linked collaborative proposal, the 20% threshold applies to the budget request from NSF in the proposal containing the subaward(s), not to the combined budget request from NSF for the collaborative project.

Note: The 30% cost-sharing requirement applies to only the portion of the total project cost budgeted to non-exempt organizations, including those participating through subawards. When required, cost-sharing must be precisely 30%. Cost sharing is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and for non-degree-granting organizations. Non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are exempt from  cost-sharing and cannot provide it. National Science Board policy is that voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited. See section V.B. for specific information on cost-sharing calculations and the solicitation text for definitions of organizational types used for the MRI program.

Solicitation: NSF 15-568
Due Date: January 10, 2017
Solicitation: NSF 15-536
Due Date: November 01, 2016
Institutional Limit: 3
Limit Summary: Three Site proposals may be submitted per competition by a U.S. academic institution, including a College/Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and/or Information Science as the lead institution. Please note that two proposals may have an engineering focus and one proposal may have a computer and/or information science focus. Potential PIs are advised to contact their institutional office of research regarding processes used to select proposals for submission.
Solicitation: NSF 15-528
Due Date: February 15, 2017
Institutional Limit: 1
Limit Summary: Only one proposal may be submitted by an eligible organization, as defined above, in which a member of their organization serves as the PI. Potential PIs are advised to contact their institutional office of research regarding processes used to select proposals for submission. Organizations submitting more than one proposal will be notified and given one week from notification to select one proposal for consideration. If one is not selected in that time period, all of those proposals will be returned without review. There is no limit on the number of proposals under which an organization may be included as a non-lead collaborator or sub-awardee.
Solicitation: NSF 16-561
Due Date: August 01, 2016
Institutional Limit: 2
Limit Summary: No more than two preliminary proposals may be submitted by any one institution.  The same limitation applies to full proposals.
 Solicitation: NSF 16-563
Due Date: August 03, 2016
Solicitation: NSF 15-501
Due Date: November 01, 2016
**Recently, one of Tech’s PhD graduates in Chemical Engineering earned one of these!
Solicitation: NSF 13-589
Due Date: November 15, 2016
Solicitation: NSF 16-539
Due Date: March 09, 2017
Institutional Limit: 1
Limit Summary: Organizations may only be a participant in one proposal per deadline. In addition, organizations may only be associated with one I-Corps Node that is receiving funding from NSF at a given time.
Solicitation: NSF 16-547
Due Date: February 09, 2017
Solicitation: NSF 16-555
Due Date: June 20, 2016
Institutional Limit: 2
Limit Summary: An organization may submit no more than two Phase I proposals in total during this cycle, which is defined as this STTR Phase I solicitation and the concurrent SBIR Phase I solicitation. For example, an organization may submit one (1) SBIR Phase I and one (1) STTR Phase I proposal, two (2) SBIR Phase I proposals, or two (2) STTR Phase I proposals during this cycle. These eligibility constraints will be strictly enforced. In the event that an organization exceeds this limit, the first two proposals received will be accepted, and the remainder will be returned without review. No exceptions will be made.The submission of the same project idea to both this STTR Phase I solicitation and the concurrent SBIR Phase I solicitation is strongly discouraged.
**an organization for SBIRs and STTRs is a small business.
Solicitation: NSF 16-554
Due Date: June 16, 2016
Institutional Limit: 2
Limit Summary: An organization may submit no more than two Phase I proposals in total during this cycle, which is defined as this SBIR Phase I solicitation and the concurrent STTR Phase I solicitation. For example, an organization may submit one (1) SBIR Phase I and one (1) STTR Phase I proposal, two (2) SBIR Phase I proposals, or two (2) STTR Phase I proposals during this cycle. These eligibility constraints will be strictly enforced. In the event that an organization exceeds this limit, the first two proposals received will be accepted, and the remainder will be returned without review. No exceptions will be made. The submission of the same project idea to both this SBIR Phase I solicitation and the concurrent STTR Phase I solicitation is strongly discouraged.
Solicitation: NSF 16-517
Due Date: January 12, 2017

Solicitation: NSF 16-506
Due Date: December 09, 2016
Limit Summary: Only one proposal may be submitted on behalf of any single facility per round of the FSML competition. This limitation does not prevent a single institution from submitting more than one proposal, as long as each proposal is submitted on behalf of a different eligible facility. This limitation is waived for one additional proposal in the event that a facility is also involved in a proposal that would improve multiple facilities.
Solicitation: NSF 16-504
Due Date: July 11, 2016
Solicitation: NSF 16-540
Due Date: April 20, 2017
An Institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field. See Additional Eligibility Information below for more details.
Solicitation: NSF 16-503
Due Date: December 09, 2016
Institutional Limit: 4
Limit Summary: Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2 for the Traineeship Track, 2 for the Innovations in Graduate Education TrackAn eligible organization may participate in two Traineeship Track proposals and two Innovations in Graduate Education Track proposals per competition.  Participation includes serving as a lead organization on a non-collaborative proposal or as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on a collaborative proposal.  Organizations participating solely as evaluators on projects are excluded from this limitation.

 

 Solicitation: NSF 15-594
Due Date: October 14, 2016
Institutional Limit: See Limit Summary
Limit Summary:  Alliances (including B2B): Only one proposal may be submitted by an eligible (lead) institution. Alliances may hold only one active award at a time, not including BD awards. Institutions partnering in an alliance may not be a formal partner in more than one alliance at the same time. See Section II (Program Description 1. Alliances, Special Conditions for Alliances funded more than 10 years) for an exception.Bridge to the Doctorate (BD): Only one proposal for BD support may be submitted by an eligible lead institution of an alliance. See Section II, Program Description 2. Bridge to the Doctorate, for eligibility criteria.

Pre-Alliance Planning: Only one proposal may be submitted by an eligible institution.

 




NSF requires full F&A on all proposals

All:  This is a heads up on a recent NSF policy change on F&A costs.  We recently had a proposal that was submitted with a F&A waiver approved for funding.  Upon funding NSF required a budget mod to show full F&A costs without an increase in the project budget.

Lisa Jukkala talked to Jean Feldman, Director of the NSF Policy Office and she confirmed that due to the Uniform Guidance and NSF policy, voluntary waiver of F&A is considered voluntary cost share and is no longer allowable unless a lower rate is required by legislation or NSF policy.

This is in effect now. Proposals already submitted but not yet funded will be subject to this if approved for funding.  We will no longer be allowing F&A reductions in NSF proposal budgets.  We will not be able to reduce F&A on things like CAREER or any other proposals to NSF.  For now this is only NSF but seems likely to spread to other agencies.

Any questions let me know.

Dave R


Bill & Melinda Gates: next round in Sept. 2016

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the latest Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grant recipients on May 26, 2016.

Grand Challenges Explorations grant program funds discovery research, awarding initial grants of US $100,000 and potential follow-on grants of up to US $1 million. Grants target an expanding set of topics.

More than 40 projects in 14 different countries received an initial grant of US$100,000. In addition, the foundation has provided additional funding to 11 Grand Challenges Explorations projects with additional funding of up to US$1 million each. We have highlighted some of the funded projects on our slideshow and blog.

We will begin accepting applications for the next round of GCE starting in September 2016.

The Grand Challenges Team
__________________________________

Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.

Visit our site
http://gcgh.grandchallenges.org


NAE’s Center for Engineering Ethics and Society

NAE’s Center for Engineering Ethics and Society regarding applications for a workshop on Overcoming Challenges to Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers. 

 

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Call for Applications to Attend Workshop on Overcoming Challenges
to Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers

The National Academy of Engineering Center for Engineering Ethics and Society invites teams to apply to attend a collaborative workshop on addressing obstacles, identifying solutions, and developing institutional plans for effectively incorporating ethics in the curriculum and culture of engineering education.

Through knowledge sharing, mentoring, and active engagement, the workshop will provide information, guidance, and facilitated discussion to help the selected attendees advance their work, improve institutional plans, and develop collaborations with each other and with the speakers and invited guests. It will also build on the information presented in the recent NAE report Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers: Exemplary Education Activities and Programs.

CEES is looking for teams of 2–3 that include faculty, administrators, and/or professors of practice who are actively working on strategies and plans for incorporating ethics into the curriculum and culture of engineering education. To accommodate those unable to form teams a few spots will be reserved for individual attendees. Broad representation is sought among the applicants, to include those from the range of engineering disciplines, the bachelor’s and graduate teaching levels, institutions ranging from liberal arts colleges to large public institutions, and minority-serving institutions.

The workshop will be held January 10–12, 2017, at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC. For those invited to attend, the NAE will provide partial support for travel and lodging. 

Please share this announcement with those you think would be interested.

Call for Applications

Application Form (Due 9/19)

Frequently Asked Questions

Further information can be found in the application form and frequently asked questions. The application deadline is Monday September 19, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Frazier Benya (fbenya@nae.edu).

Sincerely,

CEES Staff at the National Academy of Engineering

Frazier Benya
Program Officer fbenya@nae.edu
Rachelle Hollander
Director
rhollander@nae.edu
Simil Raghavan
Associate Program Officer
sraghavan@nae.edu

www.nae.edu/ethicscenter

This project is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation grant no. 1550637.

CEES focuses the nation’s talents on addressing the ethical and social dimensions of engineering, as both a profession and an agent of innovation. If you wish to learn more about CEES publications and activities, please visit the CEES webpage and checkout the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science for ethics education materials.


NIH Center for Scientific Review publishes Peer Review Notes

About the Peer Review Notes
The NIH Center for Scientific Review publishes Peer Review Notes to inform reviewers, NIH staff and others interested in news related to our grant application review policies, procedures and plans.

Check Out AND Comment on the Latest Issue of the CSR/NIH Peer Review Notes

View Here!

  • New CSR Feedback Loop, Policy Changes, and Congressional Update
  • Examples of Reviewers Gone Wrong: Integrity in NIH Peer Review
  • NIH Reaffirms Commitment to Advancing Basic Science
  • New Form Helps Guide the Assignment and Review of Your Application
  • Results from the Reviewer Quick Feedback Survey
  • New Advice Video for Applicants
  • Top 10 Submission Show Stoppers for NIH Small Business Applicants

 


NIH RFPs for Aug/Oct.

Notices

    • Findings of Research Misconduct
      (NOT-OD-16-090) NIH Roadmap Initiatives
    • Request for Information (RFI): Data Annotation in Biomedical Core Research Facilities and Related Needs for Community Education and Training
      (NOT-OD-16-091)
    • Notice of NIAID’s Participation in PA-16-183 “Limited Competition: Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN) Project Supplements for Clinical Trials to Repurpose Drugs in Collaboration with E-Rare Awardees (Admin Supp)”
      (NOT-AI-16-052)
    • Notice to Participate in PA-16-164 “Administrative Supplements for Research on Sleep Disturbances and Impact on Chronic Pain (Admin Supp)”
      (NOT-AR-16-016)
    • Notice of NIAMS’s Participation in PA-16-239 “Mechanisms Mediating Osteoarthritis in Aging (R01)”
      (NOT-AR-17-006)
    • Notice of NIAMS’s Participation in PA-16-240 “Mechanisms Mediating Osteoarthritis in Aging (R21)”
      (NOT-AR-17-007)
    • Notice of Change to PAR-15-102 “Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Training for a Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce (T32)”
      (NOT-DE-16-002)
    • Notice of Change to PAR-15-101 “Institutional Training for a Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research Workforce (T90/R90)”
      (NOT-DE-16-003)
    • Request for Information (RFI) Regarding Opportunities to Advance Clinical Research in Heart Failure
      (NOT-HL-16-319)
    • Advancing the Collection and Use of Patient-Reported Outcomes and Patient Contextual Data to Improve Quality and Outcomes in Ambulatory Care through Health Information Technology
      (NOT-HS-16-015)
    • Notice of NIMH Participation in PAR-16-106 “Rapid Assessment of Zika Virus (ZIKV) Complications (R21)”
      (NOT-MH-16-012)
    • Request for Information (RFI): NIMH Request for Brief Perspectives on the State of Mental Illness Research
      (NOT-MH-16-015)
    • Notice of Change in Key Dates for PAR-16-250 “Building Evidence: Effective Palliative/End of Life Care Interventions (R01)”
      (NOT-NR-16-003)
    • Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa): Global Health Bioinformatics Research Training Program (U2R)
      (NOT-RM-16-020)
    • Notice of the Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund) Participation in RFA-ES-16-003 “BD2K Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science for Intramural Investigators (K22)”
      (NOT-RM-16-024)
    • Notice of Participation by the Fogarty International Center in RFA-ES-16-002 “BD2K Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science for Clinicians and Doctorally Prepared Scientists (K01)” RFA-ES-16-002
      (NOT-TW-16-003)

Requests for Applications

  • Partnerships for Structure-Based Design of Novel Immunogens for Vaccine Development (R01)
    (RFA-AI-16-047)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 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.
  • BD2K Open Educational Resources for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science (R25)
    (RFA-HG-16-016)
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 2, 2016; August 2, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.