Keweenaw Medical Conference Aug. 26-28

The Marquette-Alger County Medical Society would like to invite Michigan Tech health-related researchers to give a short talk or poster presentation at the annual conference at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge in Copper Harbor Aug. 26 to 28. Researchers are welcome to attend the entire conference (see agenda http://superiormed.org/conference/) or only attend the research sessions.

On Friday, Aug. 26 from 3:30-5 p.m. is the PechaKucha session. PechaKucha is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total).
On Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7:00 p.m. is a reception and poster presentation session.
If you are interested in presenting your research at either session, contact Dr. Jennifer Dehlin (jennifer.dehlin@singletrackhealth.com) to register. Please also provide an abstract of your presentation.
Feel free to pass this information on to your undergraduate students, graduate students and postdocs. It is a casual forum for students to gain experience presenting their research as well.

National Association of Marine Laboratories (NAML) Releases White Paper & Gulf Research Program Announces New Funding Opportunity

Earlier this month the National Association of Marine Laboratories (NAML) released a position paper addressed to the next Administration which focuses on the importance of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes research and education to both coastal and inland communities. The paper was developed by a working group composed of a subset of NAML’s committee on public policy. The mission of NAML and its three regional associations is to stimulate research and promote education in the marine sciences. NAML seeks to provide a forum for the resolution of problems common to non-profit marine laboratories in the United States. The association encourages the wise use and conservation of marine and coastal resources. Download a copy of NAML’s white paper here.

Gulf Research Program Announces New Funding Opportunity – In 2010 the Deepwater Horizon explosion and fire caused the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. As part of the legal settlements, the Federal Government asked the National Academy of Sciences to establish a new program to manage a 30- year endowment of $500 million to fund and conduct activities to enhance oil system safety, human health, and environmental resources in the Gulf of Mexico and other U.S. outer continental shelf regions that support oil and gas production. As part of this program a new $10 million initiative, with joint funding offered by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, called Enhancing Coastal Community Resilience and Well-being in the Gulf of Mexico Region is about to be launched to support scientifically-sound research and practice projects that will develop and test information and strategies that can be used immediately by the public, public agencies, educators, community groups, policymakers and other decision makers and individuals to guide actions and plans. Proposed projects should bring together researchers, practitioners, and users of the information and strategies generated so that all relevant perspectives inform possible approaches to advancing the science and practice. Projects must be hypothesis-driven and seek to improve both the science and the practice. Learn more about this new opportunity here.

NOAA’s Climate Program Office (CPO) Announces FY 2017 Funding Opportunities

CPO supports competitive research through three major program areas: Climate Observations and Monitoring (COM); Earth System Research and Modeling (ESRM); and Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI). Through this Announcement, CPO’s activities are seeking applications for seven individual competitions in FY 2017. Prior to submitting applications, investigators are highly encouraged to learn more about CPO and its Programs, as well as specific Program priorities for FY 2017. The seven competitions covered by this Announcement are as follows: Ocean climate information and products; Global change climate indicators and data products for assessment; Synthesis Research: Urban Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector; Observing and Understanding Processes Affecting the Propagation of Intra-seasonal Oscillations in the Maritime Continent Region; Advancing drought understanding, monitoring and prediction; Research to explore seasonal prediction of coastal high water levels and changing living marine resources; and Supporting Resilient Coastal Communities in a Changing Climate. More information on this funding opportunity can be found here.

 

National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Funding Opportunity in Disaster Resilience

The Disaster Resilience Research Grants Program at NIST seeks applications to conduct research aimed at advancing the principles of resilience in building design and building codes and standards. Research proposals must support the overall effort of developing science-based building codes by evaluating potential technologies and architectural design criteria to improve disaster resilience in the built environment. Research projects must be aligned with existing NIST Engineering Laboratory (EL) Disaster Resilience programs. Approximately $3 million is available. NIST anticipates funding five to fifteen awards in the range of $300,000 to $1 million. Proposals are due to NIST by September 23, 2016 and more information on this funding opportunity can be found here.

 

Department of the Army Funding Announcement for Robots in Manufacturing Environments

The Department of the Army has released a funding opportunity worth approximately $80 million to establish a Robots in Manufacturing Environments Manufacturing Innovation Institute (RIME-MII). The lead organization is to propose a partnership that may include businesses, manufacturing firms, academic institutions, and non-profit industry consortia. Businesses of all sizes and structures are encouraged to participate as part of a teaming arrangement to capitalize on potential niche expertise. The awardee is expected to lead a program that will be of both regional importance and national prominence. The lead organization must be able to command and engage key stakeholders across disciplines and organizations. Effective management of this effort will require a unique blend of organizational, technical, leadership, cultural, and personal skills. The lead organization will be responsible for quickly pulling together the necessary agreements and funding commitments to establish a vibrant advanced manufacturing innovation ecosystem that will support domestic competitiveness. This ecosystem must also develop sustainable programs and practices that continue to attract industry and other membership beyond the seven-year period of this agreement. Additional information on this funding opportunity can be found here.

Lighting the Pathways for American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian PhD students in a STEM field

Hi LTP scholars and faculty!

I want to enlist your help to recruit applicants for cohort 3 of LTP.  If you know of anyone who identifies as American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian, is in a STEM field, and is interested in research/faculty career path, please direct them towards our program!  Open to undergraduate and graduate students and post docs.

Here is the link with more information and the online application form: http://www.aises.org/programs/college?qt-college_programs=3#qt-college_programs

FYI, cohort 1 is welcomed and encouraged to continue to participate in all LTP programming.  If you have not used all of your travel funding in the last 2 years you are still eligible to use that funding.  I will have an answer shortly as to whether or not you still have another stipend disbursement at the end of the summer.  Thank you for your patience!

Please distribute this email with link widely.

Wado!

Kathy

 

Kathy M DeerInWater, Ph.D.

Director of Special Projects and Research

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Colorado Field Office

1225 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 206

Longmont, CO 80501

Office: 720-552-6123

Fax: 720-526-6940

Cell: 918-740-9822

NSF RFPs (Graduate Research Fellowship Program)

 

 Oct 11, 2016 8:00AM to Oct 12, 2016 5:00PM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA 01609 This is a bi-annual progress meeting of the industry advisory board to review current research projects. Visitors interested in membership are welcome if they are willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Website: http://wp.wpi.edu/cr3/

More at http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=139279&WT.mc_id=USNSF_13&WT.mc_ev=click

NIH RFPs and Program Announcements

Requests for Applications

  • Predictors and Determinants of Age-Related Changes in Resiliencies to Physical Stressors in Humans (UH2/UH3)
    (RFA-AG-17-014)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 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.
  • Promoting Organ and Tissue Donation Among Diverse Populations (R01)
    (RFA-DK-16-022)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): December 5, 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.
  • Revolutionizing Innovative, Visionary Environmental health Research (RIVER) (R35)
    (RFA-ES-16-008)
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 24, 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.

Program Announcements

  • Small Grants on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (R03)
    (PA-16-372)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates .
  • Exploratory/Developmental Investigations on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (R21)
    (PA-16-373)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.
  • Assay Development and Screening to Discover Therapeutic or Imaging Agents for Diseases of Interest to the NIDDK (R01)
    (PA-16-374)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.
  • T1 Translational Research on Aging: Small Business Innovation Awards (R43/R44)
    (PAR-16-375)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
  • T2 Translational Research on Aging: Small Business Innovation Awards (R43/R44)
    (PAR-16-376)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

ORAU: Request for Expertise in Nanotechnology

Call for Expertise:  Uses of Nanotechnology on Surfaces for Military Applications

ORAU’s University Partnerships Office has received a request to support a Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) State-of-the-Art Report related to military applications of nanotechnology.  A Call for Expertise announcement has been posted on the Value through Partnerships SharePoint site, https://upo.orau.org/partners/default.aspx, which includes detailed information on the scope of research capability being requested.  A response is required by August 5, 2016.

This opportunity is only available to member universities that have a fully executed and current MOU signed with ORAU, and have established a SharePoint user account.  Questions related to this new opportunity should be addressed to Cathy Fore, cathy.fore@orau.org865-241-8158.  If you have questions related to gaining access to the SharePoint site, please contact the University Partnerships Office at university.partnerships@orau.org.

Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program

The Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Defense Appropriations Act provides $120 million (M) to the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) to support innovative, high-impact breast cancer research to accelerate progress toward ending breast cancer. 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 Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
FY16 BCRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanism is posted on the Grants.gov website. Breakthrough Award Funding Levels 1 and 2 will be available in late August.

Applications submitted to the FY16 BCRP must address one or more of the following overarching challenges:

  • Prevent breast cancer (primary prevention)
  • Identify determinants of breast cancer initiation, risk, or susceptibility
  • Distinguish deadly from indolent breast cancer
  • Conquer the problems of overdiagnosis and overtreatment
  • Identify what drives breast cancer growth; determine how to stop it
  • Identify why some breast cancers become metastatic
  • Determine why/how breast cancer cells lay dormant for years and then re-emerge (recurrence); determine how to prevent recurrence
  • Revolutionize treatment regimens by replacing them with ones that are more effective and less toxic
  • Eliminate the mortality associated with metastatic breast cancer

http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/bcrp.shtml 

Breakthrough Award

Funding Levels 3 and 4:

  • Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)
  • Supports promising research that has the potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer.
  • Potential impact of the research may be near-term or long-term, but it must be significant and go beyond an incremental advancement.
  • Partnering Principal Investigator (PI) Option allows two PIs, termed Initiating and Partnering PIs, to collaborate on a single application.
  • It is the responsibility of the PI to select the funding level that is most appropriate for the research proposed. The funding level should be selected based on the scope of the research project, rather than the amount of the budget.
  • Clinical trials are allowed.
  • Each PI may submit only one application as a PI or Initiating PI.  There are no limitations on the number of applications for which an investigator may be named as a Partnering PI.  However, applicants are discouraged from submitting as a Partnering PI on multiple applications unless they are clearly unique, meaningful collaborations addressing distinct research questions.
  • PIs must include two or more breast cancer advocates on their research team.
  • Submission of a preproposal is required’ application submission is by invitation only.

Applications may be submitted under one of the following funding levels:

Funding Level 3:

  • Maximum funding of $2.5M in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Maximum period of performance is years

Funding Level 3 – Partnering PI Option:

  • Maximum funding of $4M for direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Maximum period of performance is 4 years

Funding Level 4 – Partnering PI Option:

  • Maximum funding of $10M for direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Maximum period of performance is 4 years

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at https://eBRAP.org prior to the pre-application deadline. All applications must conform to the final Program Announcements and General Application Instructions are available for electronic downloading from the Grants.gov website. The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism can be found on 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.

Applications must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal, Grants.gov. For email notification when Program Announcements are released go to the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil) and select Subscribe to Funding Opportunities & Program Communications. For more information about the BCRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).

Point of Contact:

CDMRP Help Desk
301-682-5507
help@eBrap.org