Archives—December 2016

NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Requests for Applications

  • Centers for Oceans and Human Health 3: Impacts of Climate Change on Oceans and Great Lakes (COHH3) (P01)
    (RFA-ES-16-009)
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 7 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. 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.

  • Implementation Science for the Prevention and Treatment of Mental and/or Substance use Disorders in Low- and Middle-income Countries (U01)
    (RFA-MH-17-650)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt Date(s): April 7, 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.

Program Announcements

  • Fertility Status as a Marker for Overall Health (R01)
    (PA-17-091)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    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. The first standard application due date for this FOA is June 5, 2017. 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.

  • Fertility Status as a Marker for Overall Health (R21)
    (PA-17-092)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    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. The first standard application due date for this FOA is June 16, 2017. 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.

  • Administrative Supplements for Research on Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (Admin Supp)
    (PA-17-098)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 1, 2017 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. 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.

  • Academic-Industrial Partnerships to Translate and Validate in vivo Cancer Imaging Systems (R01)
    (PAR-17-093)
    National Cancer Institute
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 1, 2017; June 7, 2017; October 3, 2017; March 1, 2018; June 7, 2018; October 3, 2018; March 1, 2019; June 7, 2019; October 3, 2019, 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. 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.

  • Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (R35)
    (PAR-17-094)
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 17, 2017; January 17, 2018; May 17, 2018; January 17, 2019; May 17, 2019, 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. 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.

  • Cancer Center Support Grants (CCSGs) for NCI-designated Cancer Centers (P30)
    (PAR-17-095)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates. 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.

  • Jointly Sponsored Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Institutional Predoctoral Training Programs in the Neurosciences (T32)
    (PAR-17-096)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 25, 2017; May 25, 2018; May 25, 2019, 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.

  • Planning for Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Research Training Programs in Low and Middle Income Countries (D71)
    (PAR-17-097)
    John E. Fogarty International Center
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): March 14, 2017; March 14, 2018; March 14, 2019, 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.

NSF RFPs

 Full Proposal Window: January 17, 2017

Program Guidelines: NSF 16-613  DMREF is the primary program by which NSF participates in the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) for Global Competitiveness. MGI recognizes the importance of materials science and engineering to the well-being and advancement of society and aims to “deploy advanced materials at least twice as fast as possible today, at a fraction of the cost.” MGI integrates materials discovery, …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505073&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 18, 2017
RCN UBE & UBE Incubator Track
Program Guidelines: NSF 15-527  The goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education by supporting groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic and international boundaries.  RCN provides opportunities to foster new collaborations, including international partnerships, and address interdisciplinary topics.  Innovative ideas for implementing …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11691&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 18, 2017

Program Guidelines: NSF 17-507  The overarching goal of this program is to prepare, nurture and grow the national scientific workforce for creating,utilizing, and supporting advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) that enables cutting-edge science and engineering and contributes to the Nation’s overall economic competiveness and security.  For the purpose of this solicitation, advanced CI is broadly defined as the resources, tools, and services for advanced computation, data handling, networking …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505342&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 18, 2017

Program Guidelines: NSF 17-501   In FY 2017, NSF is continuing a program aligned with the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) framework: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments. This funding opportunity enables engineering and computer science departments to lead the nation by successfully achieving significant sustainable changes necessary to overcome longstanding issues in their undergraduate programs and educate inclusive communities of engineering and computer science students …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505105&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 19, 2017

Program Guidelines: NSF 16-616  The National Science Foundation’s Directorates for Engineering (ENG) and Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) are coordinating efforts to identify bold new concepts to significantly improve the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization while addressing new challenges in energy efficiency and security, thus enabling spectrum access for all users and devices, and allowing traditionally underserved Americans to benefit from wireless-enabled goods and services. The SpecEES …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505311&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Change to the FY 2017 Full Proposal Submission Deadline for the NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program

 

Dear Colleague Letter: Supplemental Funding Opportunity for Active EFRI ODISSEI grants to Partner with Industry

Dear Colleague Letter: Supplemental Funding Opportunity for Active EFRI ODISSEI Grants to Partner with Industry

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 17, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 15-521  The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of the thirteen principal federal statistical agencies within the United States.  It is responsible for the collection, acquisition, analysis, reporting and dissemination of objective, statistical data related to the science and engineering enterprise in the United States and other nations that is relevant and useful to practitioners, researchers, policymakers and the …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5265&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Letter of Intent Deadline Date: January 18, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-524 The OOI is a large scale ocean observing system constructed and deployed under NSF sponsorship and oversight as a Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) Project.  The system includes an integrated network of cabled and uncabled arrays of instrumentation, distributed in various coastal and global ocean locations, to facilitate Ocean Science research. Since construction was completed in 2016, the OOI has been in operational status at an approximate funding…More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505222&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 18, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 15-590 The CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating CISE divisions by supporting the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure that will support focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering. This infrastructure will enable CISE researchers to advance the frontiers of CISE research. Further, through the CRI program CISE seeks to ensure that individuals from a …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12810&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 18, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-535  The far-reaching impact and rate of innovation in the computing and information disciplines has been remarkable, generating economic prosperity and enhancing the quality of life for people throughout the world.The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has created the Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions) program to provide the CISE research and education community with the opportunity to pursue ambitious, fundamental research …
More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503169&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Target Date: January 18, 2017
January 18, Annually Thereafter
Program Guidelines: PD 98-1321   The Decision, Risk and Management Sciences program supports scientific research directed at increasing the understanding and effectiveness of decision making by individuals, groups, organizations, and society. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIGs), and workshops are funded in the areas of judgment and decision making; decision analysis and decision aids; risk analysis, perception, and communication; societal and public policy …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5423&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 18, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 16-004Y  The Science of Learning program supports potentially transformative basic research to advance the science of learning. The goals of the SL Program are to develop basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about learning principles, processes and constraints. Projects that are integrative and/or interdisciplinary may be especially valuable in moving basic understanding of learning forward but research with a single discipline or methodology is also appropriate if it addresses basic …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5567&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 19, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-616  The National Science Foundation’s Directorates for Engineering (ENG) and Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) are coordinating efforts to identify bold new concepts to significantly improve the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization while addressing new challenges in energy efficiency and security, thus enabling spectrum access for all users and devices, and allowing traditionally underserved Americans to benefit from wireless-enabled goods and services. The SpecEES …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505311&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date: January 19, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-508   The Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) supports research aimed at understanding why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do. Proposals should focus on organisms as a fundamental unit of biological organization. Principal Investigators (PIs) are encouraged to apply systems approaches that will lead to conceptual and theoretical insights and predictions about emergent organismal properties. Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, developmental …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503623&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Letter of Intent Window: January 19, 2017
This window is for Letters of Intent. See Proposal Preparation and Submission Instructions below.
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-615  Transdisciplinary Research In Principles Of Data Science (TRIPODS) aims to bring together the statistics, mathematics, and theoretical computer science communities to develop the theoretical foundations of data science through integrated research and training activities.  Phase I, described in this solicitation, will support the development of small collaborative Institutes.  Phase II (to be described in an anticipated future solicitation, subject to availability of funds) …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505347&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


2017 DENSO North America Foundation RFP: Internal Deadline Feb. 3

We have received a RFP for the 2017 DENSO North America Foundation opportunity. Please see the attached solicitation for more information and forward it along to those who may be interested.
Only one proposal can be submitted by the University, so it will follow the Limited Submission procedures. The internal deadline is Friday, February 3rd.
If you have any questions regarding the opportunity, please contact Pete Cattelino at 7-3486 or pjcattel@mtu.edu.

VentureWell December Events & Opportunities

OPEN Conference 2017

On March 23-25, 2017, 500 innovators from higher education will explore how best to support innovation & entrepreneurship education at our 21st Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Registration is now open!

E-Team Program– Our E-Team program provides early-stage funding of up to $25,000 and cultivates opportunities for student STEM inventors and innovators to move ideas out of the lab and into the market. Applications are due January 25 (spring cohort) and May 3 (summer cohort).
vBMEidea– Our national BMEidea competition offers university biomedical entrepreneurs the chance to win up to $10,000 and receive critical early-stage validation of their ideas. Applications are due April 5.KEEN National Conference– If you are attending the KEEN National Conference, stop by to see Victoria Matthew from VentureWell lead the workshop, Done & Done: A Hands-on Introduction to Strategic Doing on January 5 at 9:45am and January 6 at 8:30am.

Pathways in InnovationGet the support you need to build the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem on your campus. Learn more.

Other Community Events and Funding Opportunities

I-Corps at NIH The NIH and CDC foster the development of early-stage biomedical technologies, focus on teaching researchers how to gain a clearer understanding of the value of their inventions in the marketplace, and ultimately how to advance their technologies from the research lab into the commercial world. Applications are due January 9.Rice 360° Seventh Annual Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design Competition The competition will feature over 20 student teams from national and international universities who will present their low-cost global health technologies. Applications are due February 10.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons– AAOS/ORS Translating Orthopaedic Technologies into Clinical Practice: Pathways from Novel Idea to Improvements in Standard of Care Research Symposium, May 11-13, 2017.


Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program: Due Jan. 25

The ORAU University Partnerships Office is pleased to provide information on the below opportunities.

The below opportunity is available to all institutions.  This notice is a service to ORAU Sponsoring and Associate Institutions. Please forward within your institution and broadly to colleagues as you feel appropriate.

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” This program will prepare a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to address issues related to national security and nuclear detection and to enhance the future scientific and technical workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to DNDO.

Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $600 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a stipend of $700 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.

Research experiences are offered at: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA); Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA); Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM); National Security Technologies – Remote Sensing Laboratory (Los Vegas, NV and Andrews AFB, MD); Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA)

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, environmental science, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Application deadline: January 25, 2017, at 11:59 PM EST

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2828

Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at http://orau.gov/dndo/

For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org. 

ORAU University Partnerships Office

University.partnerships@orau.org

www.orau.org


Internal deadline for those proposals due to sponsors on January 23 will be January 19 at 7:00 a.m

Due to the large number of proposals expected to be submitted to sponsors on January 23, 2017, the Sponsored Programs Office (SPO) finds it necessary to adjust the internal proposal deadline for this specific date only to two working days prior to the sponsor’s deadline.  The additional time will allow for our analysts to perform sufficient review of all proposals to ensure sponsor deadlines are not missed.
The internal deadline for those proposals due to sponsors on January 23 will be January 19 at 7:00 a.m.  In order to apply the revised deadline equitably to all PI’s, proposals sent to SPO after this internal deadline will not be submitted to sponsors.
Please share this information with you faculty/staff and let me know if you have any questions.
Kim Codere
Manager
Sponsored Programs Office
Phone:  906/487-2226
E-mail:  kmcodere@mtu.edu

Perspectives on Tech Transfer

Below is a link to an article on the evolution of university technology transfer recently released by Arundeep Pradhan, former president of the Association of University Technology Managers.  This is a relatively succinct description of what has happened in the business overall and tracks well with what has developed at Michigan Tech as well as many universities.
While many still associate university technology transfer solely with patenting and licensing, this article describes the shift across the country from the “patent-license” business model to a more robust commercialization and business development business model.  Michigan Tech has employed and continues to expand a “Tech Transfer 4/0/5.0” model through internal team development and partnerships with important stakeholders like SmartZones.
Jim Baker, Michigan Tech Office of Innovation & Industry Engagement

MIT summer research internship program

The MIT Materials Processing Center and the Center for Materials Science and Engineering sponsor a summer research internship program for rising junior and senior undergraduates in science and engineering fields. This challenging program brings promising students to MIT to learn and perform research in laboratories in a broad selection of materials science subfields. In addition to providing a stipend and round-trip travel expenses, we host presentations and group discussions on topics relevant to materials scientists, such as graduate school, careers in materials science, creating effective poster presentations, and management of intellectual property. At the conclusion of the program, the students present their individual research results at a poster session. The summer research internship, offered each year since 1983, affords students an invaluable experience in top-notch cutting edge research.
We’d like to ask if you would please post (or forward) the attached flyer where your science and engineering students will see it, or pass it on to an appropriate department for posting. We would be grateful if you would bring it to the attention of your students. Students are selected for this highly competitive program based on an application and recommendation letters. MIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you need more flyers, or if we should update our mailing list with a different person at your school for future mailings about our summer research internship program, please let me know via email at aglietti@mit.edu
Thank you for your consideration!
Maria Aglietti
MIT, Materials Processing Center
77 Massachusetts Avenue,
Building 24-517
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
617-253-6472

University/College Entrepreneur Congressional Intern Program Summer of 2017, Apply by Jan. 30

The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) has developed, along with some Congressional staffers, a new University/College Entrepreneur Congressional Intern Program to start in the Summer of 2017. This eight-week program places exceptional university and college students in Senate and House offices to work on issues dealing with entrepreneurship and startups. The Program also includes meetings with senior federal administration officials, serial entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists, angel investors, and corporate venture groups to increase the student’s professional network during the internship and after, when they return to campus to share their experiences and networks with students, researchers, faculty and alumni. In the long term, it is expected that these students will provide entrepreneurship leadership in public service, academia, and the private sector throughout their careers.  
More information about the program can be found at http://ncet2.org/interns. The deadline to apply is January 30, 2017.
We would appreciate an introduction to appropriate people at your institution who can help find the exceptional applicants for this singular student opportunity.
Tony Stanco
Executive Director
National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer
202-580-8382
tony@ncet2.org
http://ncet2.org/
21st Century University = Education + Research + Startups

UN5390: Scientific Computing (BE5390, EE5390, MA5390) offered Spring 2017

In consultation with Dr. Perger, I am writing to let you know “UN5390: Scientific Computing” (cross-listed as BE5390, EE5390 and MA5390) is being offered in Spring 2017 as well. I have attached the tentative syllabus (based on Fall 2016 proceedings) with this email.
Should you have students that need a formal training in revision control system, good coding/communication habits and developing computational workflows to enhance their experience in using our shared high-performance computing infrastructure (Superior or Portage) potentially leading to increased research productivity, this would be a good course for them. Instructor approval is required and I am available throughout the break. The sooner the students choose to sign up, the more time they will have to work through the basics of Linux tutorial and more time I will have to learn their research needs to tweak the course material appropriately.
Several students each of Drs. Greg Odegard (ME-EM), Jinfeng Jiang (BME), Ravi Pandey (Physics) and Timothy Havens (ECE/CS) have previously taken this course, and please feel free to reach out to them, outside of this email, if you need additional information.
Gowtham, PhD
Director of Research Computing, IT