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NIH RFPs

Requests for Applications

  • NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30)
    (RFA-AR-18-004)
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 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 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.

  • Limited Competition: Data Coordinating Center for Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet (UC4)
    (RFA-DK-17-507)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 14, 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.

  • Limited Competition: National NeuroAIDS Tissue Consortium (NNTC) Clinical Sites (U24)
    (RFA-MH-18-250)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 26, 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.

  • Limited Competition: National NeuroAIDS Tissue Consortium (NNTC) Data Coordinating Center (U24)
    (RFA-MH-18-251)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 26,2017, 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.

  • NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program (DP1)
    (RFA-RM-17-005)
    NIH Roadmap Initiatives
    The Common Fund/Office of Strategic Coordination
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 1, 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.

  • NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2)
    (RFA-RM-17-006)
    NIH Roadmap Initiatives
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 8, 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. 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.

  • NIH Director’s Transformative Research Awards (R01)
    (RFA-RM-17-007)
    NIH Roadmap Initiatives
    The Common Fund/Office of Strategic Coordination
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 15, 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.

  • NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)
    (RFA-RM-17-008)
    NIH Roadmap Initiatives
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 22, 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

  • NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21)
    (PA-17-259)
    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. 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.

  • Scaling Established Clinical Decision Support to Facilitate the Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Research Findings (R18)
    (PA-17-260)
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Developing New Clinical Decision Support to Disseminate and Implement Evidence-Based Research Findings (R18)
    (PA-17-261)
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • PsychENCODE: Non-coding Functional Elements in the Human Brain and their Role in the Development of Psychiatric Disorders (U01)
    (PAR-17-257)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): July 6, 2017, June 6, 2018, June 6, 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.

  • PsychENCODE: Non-coding Functional Elements in the Human Brain and their Role in the Development of Psychiatric Disorders (Collaborative U01)
    (PAR-17-258)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): July 6, 2017, June 6, 2018, June 6, 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.

Small Business Association of Michigan – Free Engage Workshop – April 26, 5:30 pm – Ore Dock Brewing Company

Dear Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners:

SBAM Engage is the perfect opportunity for you, the small business owner, to connect with your peers. We know how important it is for small business owners to share challenges, ask questions, and talk about ideas with others who are in your same unique position of business owner.

We hope you’ll join us for SBAM Engage.
Join us in Marquette at 5:30pm on Wednesday, April 26th, Ore Dock Brewing Company.

  • Connect with other small business owners
  • Get the latest inside scoop on legislative issues that impact your business
  • Hear news about major small business issues like talent retention and HR issues
  • Meet some of the SBAM staff

More more information and to register for this free event go to https://www.sbam.org/engage 

SBIR/STTR May programs from BBC

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 Register
JUST ADDED:
Getting Ready for Your Phase II NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal
Wednesday, May 10, 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Michigan Life Science & Innovation Center, Plymouth
You’ve made it through the first hurdle — getting your Phase I funded. You’ve achieved your aims and demonstrated feasibility. You’re ready to write and submit your Phase II proposal — or are you?
Join nationally recognized SBIR/STTR expert, Lisa Kurek, for this informative session which will explore the key considerations for a Phase II proposal with specific emphasis on commercialization. Lisa will provide the framework for a strong commercialization plan, discuss key activities that you can initiate while still working on your Phase I project, and review the overall attributes of a compelling, well-crafted proposal. Cost: $75 Register
 
Granting vs Contracting Agencies: Determining the Best Fit for Your Technology
Wednesday, May 10, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
WMed Innovation Center, Kalamazoo
Determining if your technology is best suited for a granting (i.e., NIH, NSF, DOE) or a contracting (i.e. DOD, NASA, DHS) agency will dictate many aspects of proposal preparation, from your initial planning and interactions with agency personnel to nitty-gritty details. This session will describe the differences between granting and contracting agencies, how to determine the best fit for your technology and how to tailor your proposal for each.
Cost: Complimentary but registration is required. Register

New DoD SBIR/STTR Topics Out: BBCetc’s Quick Topic Overview

DoD Topics Released
The Department of Defense (DoD) has pre-released it’s SBIR 17.2 and the STTR 17.B Broad Agency Announcements. To help with searching the topics, BBCetc has compiled a quick-reference summary listed by participating component. View Quick Topic Summary
Important Dates:
April 21 – Pre-release
May 22 –  Open period for discussion with TPOCs closes (Why is this important? See next item)
June 7 – SITIS (SBIR Interactive Topic Information System) Q&A Closes
May 23 – Proposals accepted
June 21 – Proposal deadline, 8:00 p.m. ET (Please note new time)
Remember: As always, read and follow the DoD and component instructions.

The 30-Day Window is Open. Talk to Your TPOC Now!

The Dept. of Defense issued its 2017.2 SBIR and 2017.B STTR pre-solicitation on April 21, opening a 30-window during which you can talk directly to its Technical Points of Contact (TPOCs), before proposals may be submitted beginning on May 23. Why bother talking to a TPOC?

Here’s why:
  • The TPOC is often the author of the topic and so is most knowledgeable about its intent.
  • During the 30-day pre-solicitation period, your conversation with the TPOC is private. Once that period is over, you can post questions – anonymously – to the SBIR/STTR Interactive Topic Information System (SITIS) for technical clarification only, but your questions and responses will be public. (Conversely, you can gain information by monitoring the questions/answers of others, but the answers will likely be nowhere near what you can glean from a one-on-one conversation.).
  • This is your opportunity to learn the parameters of the topic, ask technical questions, get clarification, and gauge whether and how well your technology meets the objective.
Even if you don’t talk to the TPOC, be sure you note who it is, because once the actual solicitation begins, TPOC names and contact information are withdrawn from view. A couple more BBCetc pointers:
  1. Topics are sometimes altered based on the questions received during the pre-solicitation, or even withdrawn, so be sure to double check the topics when the actual solicitation period begins.
  2. Always, always, always read the solicitation carefully. There’s no replacement for this invaluable step, which answers many questions and provides key pointers.
For more help on your proposal, contact us at info@bbcetc.com / 734.930.9741.

NSF RFPs

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: May 16, 2017

Program Guidelines: NSF 17-522   Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields.  NSF INCLUDES supports efforts to create networked relationships among organizations whose goals …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505289&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

04/18/2017 10:46 AM EDT

Waterman metal

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced changes in eligibility requirements for the Alan T. Waterman Award, which annually recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by NSF.

Scientists 40 years of age or younger, or up to 10 years post Ph.D., now may be nominated for the award. Previous requirements mandated nominees be 35 years or younger or up to seven years post Ph.D. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191685&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) (nsf17552)

 

Geophysics (PH)

 

REU Site proposals

The Pavlis Honors College is willing to work with faculty who might be considering submitting a proposal for a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). They are happy to offer resources to manage applications and consider ways to work together to provide enrichment while REU students are on campus in the summer supplement.
If interested, please contact Lorelle Meadows at lameadows@mtu.edu

VentureWell Events and Opportunities

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 May 3.
Faculty Grants– Our new Spring 2017 faculty grants are now open! We are seeking proposals for two new focus areas that will support the emerging generation of inventors and innovators and the i&e ecosystems critical to their success. Proposals are due May 24.

Other Community Events and Funding Opportunities

Halcyon Incubator– Halcyon equips early-stage social entrepreneurs with the support they need to transform audacious ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures, and change the world. Applications are due May 4.

2017 Clean Energy Trust Challenge– The Clean Energy Trust Challenge is a nationally recognized accelerator for clean energy innovation. Run by Chicago-based Clean Energy Trust, the Challenge has led to the development and growth of over 95 businesses throughout the Midwest. The event takes place on May 9.

DEBUT– The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and VentureWell support the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge which recognizes undergraduate excellence in biomedical innovation. DEBUT is open to undergraduate student teams working on innovation solutions to health and clinical problems. Applications are due May 31.

The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge– This international competition is an opportunity for green startups to win €500,000 to further develop their product or service, and to bring it to market. E-Team, Ecovative was a past winner. Applications are due June 1.

Deshpande Symposium– The Symposium provides an opportunity for entrepreneurship practitioners and researchers to share experiences, gain exposure to ideas and collaborate on activities that help accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship in colleges and universities from across North America. The event takes place on June 12-14, 2017

BBC: SBIR/STTR DoD Rapid Innovation Fund

DoD’s FY’17 Rapid Innovation Fund BAA Available for White Paper Submission
The Department of Defense Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for technology R&D issued with the goal to transition innovative technologies that resolve operational challenges or save costs into acquisition programs. The DoD seeks mature prototypes for final development, testing, evaluation, and integration. Those selected for award may receive up to $3 million in Rapid Innovation Funding and will have up to two years to perform the work. There is a source selection preference for technologies from small businesses. There are two phases in the source selection process: White Paper submission and full proposal submission. Full proposal submissions are by invitation only based on evaluation of the submitted White Paper. White Papers shall address one of the requirements listed in the BAA and should focus on one requirement per paper. There is no limit on the number of White Papers an offeror may submit in response to the BAA.White Papers are due by 3:00 pm ET on May 19, 2017.

Proposers must be classified under either NAICS Code 541711 (R&D in Biotechnology) or Code 541712 (R&D in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences) and noted as such in SAM. Companies also need an active registration in System for Award Management (SAM) prior to the BAA close date. Links to the 2017 RIF BAAs are found at FedBizOpps:

Previous RIF awards and project descriptions as well as a 2017 RIF briefing and milestones can be found at Defense Innovation Marketplace.

More Funding Opportunities
HHS/NIH
PA-14-171 – Novel Tools for Investigating Brain-derived GPCRs in Mental Health Research (R41/R42) Synopsis 3
Posted 4/5/17; closes 9/15/17
PA-14-172 – Novel Tools for Investigating Brain-derived GPCRs in Mental Health Research (R43/R44) Synopsis 3
Posted 4/5/17; closes 9/15/17
PA-14-196 – Complex Technologies and Therapeutics Development for Mental Health Research and Practice (R41/R42) Synopsis 3
Posted 4/5/17; closes 1/5/18
PA-14-197 – Complex Technologies and Therapeutics Development for Mental Health Research and Practice (R43/R44) Synopsis 3
Posted 4/5/17; closes 1/5/18
PA-14-219 – Renewal Awards of SBIR Phase IIB Grants for Brain and Behavior Tools (R44) Synopsis 3
Posted 4/5/17; closes 1/5/18
PAR-17-200 – Development of Appropriate Pediatric Formulations and Pediatric Drug Delivery Systems (R41) Synopsis 1
Posted 3/29/17; closes 1/5/20
PAR-17-199 – Development of Appropriate Pediatric Formulations and Pediatric Drug Delivery Systems (R43) Synopsis 1
Posted 3/29/17; closes 1/5/20
PA-14-250 – Lab to Marketplace: Tools for Brain and Behavioral Research (R43/R44) Synopsis 3
Posted 4/5/17; closes 1/5/18
RFA-AR-18-005 – Small Business Innovation Research on Rare Musculoskeletal, Rheumatic and Skin Diseases (SBIR) (R43) Synopsis 1
Posted 4/11/17; closes 7/10/17
RFA-CA-17-024 – SBIR Phase II Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Development of Cancer Therapeutics, Imaging Technologies, Interventional Devices, Diagnostics, and Prognostics toward Commercialization (R44) Synopsis 1
Posted 4/12/17; closes 7/6/17