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SBIR Road Tour & Summit July 19th at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

Michigan entrepreneurs will have a rare opportunity to meet face to face with program managers from a host of federal agencies at the SBIR Road Tour & Summit on July 19 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

In addition to one-on-one agency meetings, the full day of activities will include panel discussions, training sessions and the opportunity to meet one on one with Michigan entrepreneurial support providers.

Some of the Agencies visiting Michigan include:

  • Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Department of Defense – Navy
  • Department of Defense – Air Force (USAF)
  • Department of Defense – Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  • Department of Defense – Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Department of Commerce – National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Department of Transportation (tentative)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Event Details:

Date: July 19

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Eastern Michigan University Student Center, 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Free parking in adjacent lot with voucher received at check in.

Cost: $40; $20-Students with ID


Students: Enter the National Inventors Hall of Fame 2017 CIC!

Time is running out for students to submit their groundbreaking invention to the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition.
Encourage a student or team to enter TODAY for a chance to:
Network with National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees
Win up to $10,000
Earn an all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C.
One select team will be awarded the Arrow Innovation Prize. This exclusive Prize advances your team to the final round of judging in Washington, D.C. (all expenses paid) and includes a private networking opportunity with Arrow Electronics — a Fortune 150 technology company and leading global distributor of electronic components.
Submissions are due June 5, 2017.
For more information, visit www.invent.org/challenge/application-process.
Need to provide some additional inspiration?
Have them check out last year’s #RoadtoCIC!

ORAU Travel Grants

The ORAU Travel Grants Program provides up to $800 to fund faculty or staff members of ORAU member institutions to travel to meet with researchers at ORNL, Y-12, ORAU work sites or another ORAU member institution.  The purpose of the program is to support new collaborations (proposed partners have no strong current ties) with well-defined outcomes (joint white paper/proposal to an identified opportunity or publication as a result of data collected during the proposed visit).

To learn more about eligibility, selection criteria, restrictions and application process, please visit the ORAU University Partnerships Member Only web page at:  http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/members-only/travel-grants/default.aspx.

APPLY NOW!  The application cycle for all travel to be completed by September 30, 2017 is still open, and limited funds are available.

For additional information, please contact the University Partnerships Office at University.Partnerships@orau.org.

ORAU, www.orau.org

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance research and education, protect public health and the environment, and strengthen national security. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).


NSF RFPs

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: June 14, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-544
Introduction to the Program:Different from fundamental research, the NSF SBIR program focuses on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit.  NSF SBIR supports startups to develop innovative, disruptive technologies, getting discoveries out of the lab and into the market. Different from investors, the NSF SBIR Program funds early or “seed” stage research and development.  …
More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505233&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: June 14, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-545
Introduction to the Program:  Different from fundamental research, the NSF STTR program focuses on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. NSF STTR supports startups to develop innovative, disruptive technologies, getting discoveries out of the lab and into the market. Different from investors, the NSF STTR Program funds early or “seed” stage research and development.  The NSF STTR Program …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505362&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for I-Corps Teams

 

 Full Proposal Window: June 15, 2017
This proposal window is only for workshop and conference proposals, not for research proposals. Proposals for workshops and conferences that will be held less than one year after submission may be returned without review.
Program Guidelines: PD 09-7252 The PAC program funds theoretically motivated research on a wide-range of topic areas focused on typical human behavior. The aim is to enhance the fundamental understanding of perceptual, motor, and cognitive processes and their interactions. Central research topics for consideration by the program include (but are not limited to) vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, reasoning, written and spoken language, motor control, categorization, and spatial cognition. Of particular interest …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5686&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 


NIH RFPs

Requests for Applications

  • Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50)
    (RFA-AA-18-001)
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Application Receipt Date(s): December 5, 2017, by 5:00 PM

  • Silencing of HIV-1 Proviruses (R61/R33)
    (RFA-AI-17-013)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): December 6, 2017, by 5:00 PM

  • Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder or Adjunct to Medication Assisted Treatment-SAMHSA Opioid STR Grants (R21/R33)
    (RFA-AT-18-001)
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 4, 2017), by 5:00 PM

  • Center for Identification and Study of Individuals with Atypical Diabetes Mellitus (U54)
    (RFA-DK-17-006)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 2, 2017, by 5:00 PM

  • Psychological, Behavioral, and Neurocognitive-Focused Ancillary Studies to the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Consortium (MoTrPAC) (U01)
    (RFA-DK-17-009)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 24, 2017, by 5:00 PM

  • SBIR E-learning for HAZMAT and Emergency Response (R43/R44)
    (RFA-ES-17-004)
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 28, 2017), by 5:00 PM

  • Catalyzing Innovation in Late Phase Clinical Trial Design and Statistical Analysis Plans (U34)
    (RFA-HL-18-008)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 19, 2017; January 12, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Catalyzing Innovation in Late Phase Clinical Trial Design and Statistical Analysis Plans (X01)
    (RFA-HL-18-009)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 19, 2017; January 12, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Basic Research in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease (R01)
    (RFA-HL-18-010)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 18, 2017, by 5:00 PM

  • Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Aggregating and Mining Existing Data Sets for Secondary Analyses (R01)
    (RFA-MH-18-400)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 2, 2017, by 5:00 PM

Program Announcements

  • Leveraging Population-based Cancer Registry Data to Study Health Disparities (R21)
    (PA-17-288)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates, by 5:00 PM

  • Leveraging Population-based Cancer Registry Data to Study Health Disparities (R01)
    (PA-17-289)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • HIV Drug Resistance: Genotype-Phenotype-Outcome Correlations (R01)
    (PA-17-291)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard AIDS dates apply , by 5:00 PM

  • HIV Drug Resistance: Genotype-Phenotype-Outcome Correlations (R21)
    (PA-17-292)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard AIDS dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • NIA Academic Leadership Career Award (K07)
    (PAR-17-287)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • NIA MSTEM: Advancing Diversity in Aging Research through Undergraduate Education (R25)
    (PAR-17-290)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Exploratory Clinical Trial Grants in Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (R21)
    (PAR-17-293)
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): November 2, 2017, by 5:00 PM

  • Catalyzing Innovation in Late Phase Clinical Trial Design and Statistical Analysis Plans Resource Access (X01)
    (PAR-17-294)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): October 19, 2017; January 12, 2018, by 5:00 PM 

Martin Van Buren Natural Resource Condition Assessment statement of interest due June 9

We would like to seek responses from non-federal partners affiliated with the the North Atlantic Coast, Chesapeake Watershed, and Great Lakes- Northern Forest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units (CESU) and therefore this announcement needs to be distributed to those partners. This project is to prepare a natural resource condition assessment for Martin van Buren National Historical Site in New York. We expect approximately $50,000 to be available for this effort.  We will begin reviewing the Statements of Interest and Qualifications on June 9, 2017.
See information in the attachment request. I can be contacted regarding any questions and for submission of Statements of Interest.
Chris Arnott, Ph.D.
Biologist
National Park Service
Northeast Region
200 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
office: 215-597-1158

Entrepreneur YOU Business Plan & Pitch Competition

2017 COMPETITION INFORMATION

in partnership with Springboard Enterprises, presents:

CALL FOR PAPERS
Entrepreneur YOU Business Plan & Pitch Competition
Opportunity to receive cash prizes of $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000, as well as support services and technical assistance
… and it all starts with the
Concept Paper
To start your application visit miwf.fluidreview.com
May 1, 2017 – Call for Entries opens
May 31, 2017 – Concept papers and applications deadline
June 2017 – Announcement of finalists
November 2017 Dolphin Tank Competitions in Detroit, Jackson & Grand Rapids

VentureWell Grants, Community Events and Funding Opportunities due in May, June

Faculty Grants 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 24th.

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 31st.

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 October 4th.

Advancing the Safe Use of Healthcare Products QuickFire Challenge– Johnson & Johnson Innovation and the OCMO are looking to reward up to $200,000 in multiple grants, and one year of JLABS space, to the individuals or teams who submit the best ideas on how to educate, inform, and provide clarity around healthcare product safety. Applications are due May 24th.

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 1st.

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

Center for Device Innovation QuickFire ChallengeThe CDI @ TMC QuickFire Challenge is a device-focused challenge aimed at game-changing early-stage medical device innovations across strategic areas of interest for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices, with an emphasis on Surgical Oncology and/or Obesity. Application deadline is June 28th.


5/30 Contest Deadline: 2017 Women In Clean Energy Symposium Poster Abstracts Due

We are pleased to announce that abstracts are being accepted until May 30 for a poster session taking place as part of the C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium. This competition is open to female undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers engaged in clean energy research across all disciplines in universities worldwide. Judges from MIT, DOE, and Stanford will review the poster presentations and select five winners, who will each receive a financial award of $1,000.
Abstracts may be submitted via our online portal. Please read the full guidelines prior to submission.

Important Dates:

  • May 30, 2017: Final day to submit abstracts.
  • June 9, 2017: Abstract authors will be notified of their acceptance.
  • August 20, 2017: Deadline for accepted presenters to submit a PDF of their poster along with a 1-minute video describing the poster and their research.
  • November 15 and 16, 2017: Dates of the C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium. Poster presenters must be able to attend this event in person.

Submission Criteria:
To be considered for poster presentation, entrants must be able to attend the full symposium on November 15, 2017 at MIT in Cambridge, MA to present their work in person. The entrant must be a female undergraduate, graduate student, or postdoc currently undertaking the research project presented. The presentation topic must relate to clean energy and can be in any of the following areas:

  • Basic Energy Science
  • Built Environment and Infrastructure
  • Climate and Environment
  • Developing World
  • Energy Education
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Fossil Energy
  • Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Policy and Economics
  • Power Distribution and Energy Storage
  • Renewable Energy
  • Transportation

The research  should be well underway, with at least preliminary findings, and must be original work.  For complete information, please visit https://c3eawards.org/posters. Questions may be directed to c3eawards@mit.edu.