CDI Looking for Faculty Mentors for MICUP/MI-LSAMP Program

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is looking for faculty to serve as mentors for the 2017 MiCUP/MI-LSAMP Transfer Transition Program which targets low-income, underrepresented, first-generation students to continue their education beyond community college — with a focus on STEM disciplines.
The 2017 MiCUP/MI-LSAMP Transfer Transition Program offers a seven-week summer session that runs from May 8 through June 23 and addresses the opportunities and challenges for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
The program includes a stipend, academic tutoring and advising, and a scholarship for a university-level course. Participants, who live on campus, must have at least one year at a community college and a 2.8 GPA.
The program provides a smooth transition from a two-year to a four-year program, working with students from three community colleges: Wayne County Community College District, Grand Rapids Community College and Delta College.
Funding for the program is provided by the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative and the Michigan Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.
More specifically, we are looking for faculty mentors to assist in research projects in business, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, health sciences, computer science and mathematics.
Faculty interested in facilitating undergraduate research experiences for MICUP/MI-LSAMP Program participants should contact: Kellie Raffaelli or call 7-2920.

NIH RFP

Requests for Applications

  • Integration and Validation of Emerging Technologies to Accelerate Cancer Research (R33)
    (RFA-CA-17-023)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 10, 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. No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement. 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.

  • NIDCR Dental Specialty and PhD Program (DSPP)(K12)
    (RFA-DE-18-003)
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 3, 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.

  • Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems V (CAHPS V) (U18)
    (RFA-HS-17-010)
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 26, 2017

  • Intensive Longitudinal Analysis of Health Behaviors: Leveraging New Technologies to Understand Health Behaviors (U01)
    (RFA-OD-17-004)
    Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
    National Cancer Institute
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt 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. 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.

  • Intensive Longitudinal Analysis of Health Behaviors: Leveraging New Technologies to Understand Health Behaviors (U24)
    (RFA-OD-17-005)
    Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
    National Cancer Institute
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt 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. 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.

  • Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science for Research Relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (U54)
    (RFA-OD-17-006)
    National Institutes of Health
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Tobacco Products
    National Cancer Institute
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Office of Disease Prevention
    Application Receipt Date(s): July, 19, 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

  • Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01)
    (PA-17-225)
    National Institute on Aging
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    National Institute of Nursing Research
    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.

  • Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R21)
    (PA-17-226)
    National Institute on Aging
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    National Institute of Nursing Research
    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.

  • Hearing Health Care for Adults: Improving Access and Affordability (R21)
    (PA-17-227)
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    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. 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.

  • Resource-Related Research Projects in the Epidemiology and Prevention of Pediatric Injury (R24)
    (PAR-17-228)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 19, 2017, October 23, 2017, June 19, 2018, October 23, 2018, June 19, 2019, October 23, 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.

  • Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research (R21)
    (PAR-17-229)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 27, 2017, March 30, 2018, March 30, 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.

  • Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research (R03)
    (PAR-17-230)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 27, 2017, March 30, 2018, March 30, 2018, 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.

  • Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research (R01)
    (PAR-17-231)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 27, 2017, March 30, 2018, March 30, 2018, 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.

Funding Opportunity Announced by DOD for MURI Program

Funding Opportunity Announced by DOD for MURI Program – The DOD Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Initiative (MURI) has released a federal funding opportunity (FFO) for FY 2018.  The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. DoD’s basic research program invests broadly in many specific fields to ensure that it has early cognizance of new scientific knowledge. The FY 2018 MURI competition is for a wide variety of topics listed in the FFO supported by the Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.  Download the FFO here

Notice provided by Federal Science Partners for Michigan Tech.

NSF Cybersecurity RFI due April 5

High performance computing has transformed the outcomes of scientific research in fields ranging from genetics to astronomy to artificial intelligence.  The National Science Foundation has led in supporting development and application of the Research Cyberinfrastructure (CI), which encompasses high performance computing, data and software infrastructure, workflow systems and approaches, networking, cybersecurity and associated workforce development.

Many engineering researchers, however, have not taken advantage of advanced computing techniques and approaches.

NSF is now formulating plans for new investments in cyberinfrastructure to advance science and engineering research.  In support of this planning, NSF has released a Dear Colleague Letter – Request for Information, www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17031/nsf17031.jsp, inviting contributions from the whole science, engineering, education, and CI research community on the specific scientific and engineering research challenges that require advanced cyberinfrastructure for their solutions.  This will include a focus on supporting forward-looking cyberinfrastructure for research that institutions and universities are unlikely to be able to deploy on their own.

Researchers previously under-involved in cyberinfrastructure and advanced computing are especially encouraged to respond.  This may include explanations of perceived obstacles to participation, cybertraining needs, and identification of new research domains that can benefit from application of advanced computing.

Visit the NSF DCL, www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17031/nsf17031.jsp, which provides a link to the required submission website.  The deadline for submissions is April 5, 2017, 5:00 PM ET.  Please participate and submit your ideas and needs.

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Deborah J. Goodings, PhD, P.Eng.

Director, Division of Civil, Mechanical & Manufacturing Innovation

Directorate for Engineering

National Science Foundation

4201 Wilson Boulevard

Room 545.11

Arlington, VA 22230, USA

dgooding@nsf.gov

Phone 703-292-4613

Fax 703-292-9053

BBC SBIR/STTR resources

ABC’s of SBIR/STTR Funding
Tuesday April 4
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Automation Alley, Troy
Attend this Lunch & Learn and find out how the SBIR/STTR programs can provide a source of R&D funding between the initial development of your innovative idea and proof that it has potential in the marketplace. Covers eligibility requirements, selecting the best agency for your technology, the differences between SBIR and STTR and more. Cost: Complimentary admission, but registration is required.
SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation for the Dept. of Defense
Wednesday, April 5
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Schoolcraft College, Livonia
This DoD-focused seminar covers up-to-date information on the DoD SBIR/STTR program, understanding of the differences between components, how to identify a topic and talk to Technical Points of Contact during the pre-release period, preparing your proposal and writing to meet the reviewers’ expectations. Cost: $75
Lunch & Learn: NIH RO1 and SBIR/STTR:  Not all NIH Grants are           Created Equal!
Thursday, April 6
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WMed Innovation Center, Kalamazoo
You’ve had experience with NIH research grants – RO1s, R21s, RO3s. You are ready to transition to SBIR/STTR proposals. Piece of cake, right? Not so fast! The two mechanisms are definitely NOT the same. The participation qualifications are different. The review criteria are different. And the ultimate goal of the R&D is different. Find out how you’ll need to think, plan and write differently to be successful with the SBIR/STTR program — and why you’ll need more SBIR/STTR training to be competitive with your proposal. Cost: Complimentary but registration is required.
How to Manage Your SBIR/STTR Grant or Contract
Monday, May 1
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ann Arbor Spark Innovation Center, Ann Arbor
Whether you are anticipating an award or have already been funded, understanding the fundamentals necessary to manage your government dollars is key to organizing your business for success. Program provides guidance on preparing a budget, what you should know about government audits, strategies for indirect rates, using QuickBooks to stay in compliance and setting up policies and procedures. Cost: $50

Invitation from AIChE & Dow – Process Safety Faculty Workshop

On behalf of The Dow Chemical Company and AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), we are pleased to invite you and your faculty to an AIChE-CCPS-SAChE Faculty Workshop.

This workshop will be held from June 12 through June 15, 2017 at the Dow Chemical Company Freeport, TX plant site.

The theme for this workshop is process safety management (PSM) in a large industrial complex. Sponsors for this workshop include Dow and the AIChE’s Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS).

Attendee housing and meal expenses will be covered during the period of the workshop (Monday thru Thursday).

Registration must be completed by May 15, 2017.

Please see attached announcement pdf for detail.

Please distribute to your faculty.

If you have any questions, please send questions to DowFacultyWorkshop@aiche.org.

 

Announcement Dow Workshop 2017 final

STORIES OF WOMEN IN STEMM March 27, 2017 • 3-7 PM

You’re invited to

A CELEBRATION OF THE STORIES OF WOMEN IN STEMM

March 27, 2017 • 3-7 PM

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Keck Center, 500 Fifth Street, NW  Washington, D.C.

Women are integral to the long and rich history of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM). Too often, though,women’s stories and contributions to achievements, breakthroughs, and even the day-to-day work of STEMM are left untold.

The Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine (CWSEM) is hosting an afternoon symposium and reception dedicated to exploring and celebrating some of the vast diversity of stories of women in STEMM. Please join us to hear personal tales of courage,perseverance, humility, mentorship, and above all, a deep love for STEMM.

Register to attend

Please contact Maria Lund Dahlberg (email: mdahlberg@nas.edu; phone: 202-334-3372) with any questions.

NIH RFPs

Requests for Applications

  • Revision Applications to NCI-supported R01 Awards to Include Research on the NCI’s Provocative Questions (R01)
    (RFA-CA-17-019)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): June 28, 2017; October 30, 2017; June 28, 2018; October 30, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates. No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement. 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.

  • Revision Applications to National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported U01 Awards to Include Research on the NCI’s Provocative Questions (U01)
    (RFA-CA-17-020)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): June 28, 2017; October 30, 2017; June 28, 2018; October 30, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates. No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement. 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.

  • Revision Applications to National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported P01 Awards to Include Research on the NCI’s Provocative Questions (P01)
    (RFA-CA-17-021)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): June 28, 2017; October 30, 2017; June 28, 2018; October 30, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates. No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement. 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.

  • Revision Applications to National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported P50 Awards to Include Research on the NCI’s Provocative Questions (P50)
    (RFA-CA-17-022)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): June 28, 2017; October 30, 2017; June 28, 2018; October 30, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.

  • Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to improve Kidney Disease Prevention and Care (R18)
    (RFA-DK-17-008)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 24, 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 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.

  • Advancing Conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS) (U18)
    (RFA-FD-17-007)
    Food and Drug Administration
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 15, 2017, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

  • Sleep Health and Circadian Biology in HIV-Related Comorbidities (R01)
    (RFA-HL-18-005)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 9, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.

  • Limited Competition: Genomics and Informatics Center for the SubPopulations and InteRmediate Outcomes Measures In COPD Study (SPIROMICS) (U24)  
    (RFA-HL-18-011)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): June 20, 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 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.

  • Center for Coordination of Analytics, Science, Enhancement , and Logistics (CASEL) in Tobacco Regulatory Science (U54)
    (RFA-OD-17-002)
    National Institutes of Health
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Tobacco Products
    Food and Drug Administration
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Office of Disease Prevention
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 19, 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 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.

  • Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science for Research Relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (U54)
    (RFA-OD-17-003)
    National Institutes of Health
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Tobacco Products
    Food and Drug Administration
    National Cancer Institute
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Office of Disease Prevention
    Application Receipt Date(s): July, 19, 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.

Program Announcements

  • Mechanisms of Alcohol-associated Cancers (R21)
    (PA-17-219)
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    National Cancer Institute
    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. 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.

  • Mechanisms of Alcohol-associated Cancers (R01)
    (PA-17-220)
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    National Cancer Institute
    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. 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.

  • Supplements for Validating the Use of Automated Sources of Residential Histories in Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (Admin Supp)
    (PA-17-222)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 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.

  • Supplement Opportunity to Support Population-Based Research Studies of Rare Cancers (Admin Supp)
    (PA-17-223)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 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.

  • Research Supplements to Promote Sharing Data in Cancer Epidemiology Studies (Admin Supp)
    (PA-17-224)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 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.

  • Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25) 
    (PAR-17-221)
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 24, 2017; May 24, 2018; May 24, 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.