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VentureWell: Apply for our next E-Team Grant Program by 2/7

STEM students can get up to $25,000 for their high-impact social or environmental inventions.

VentureWell’s E-Team Grant Program is a competitive national program that provides funding, hands-on workshops, peer networking opportunities, national recognition, and expert coaching for students working to commercialize their high-impact science and technology inventions.

Applications for the next cohort are due February 7.


ASEE Winter Webinar Series

WINTER WEBINAR SERIES

MIND THE GAP: VOICES ON WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION AND RETENTION

This no-cost webinar series will explore major themes from the NSF-supported TUEE (Transforming Undergraduate Engineering Education) Phase III workshop Voices on Women’s Participation and Retention, focusing on strategies that engineering education community members can employ to help reduce the gender gap in engineering.

Each webinar will focus on a specific workshop theme and offer tools to help participants take action to broaden female participation and retention

Click the titles below to register!

Men Allies for Gender Equity (Feb. 1, 2018, 1 – 2:30 PM, ET) — This interactive webinar will encourage & equip men to serve as effective allies for gender equity in STEM settings. 

Developing & Inspiring Mentors & Role Models (Feb. 15, 2018, TBA) — Learn how to be a stronger mentor & role model to female students at any stage in your career.

Promoting Change & Evolving Organizational Culture (Feb. 27, 2018, 1 – 2 PM, ET) — Explore the “four frames” approach to organizational change & learn strategies to evolve culture on your campus.


Call for Proposals: REF, PHF Mid-Career, and Faculty Fellow due Feb. 15 and March 1

The VPR office has released a request for proposals for the Research Excellence Fund, Portage Health Foundation Mid-Career, and Faculty Fellow Program (see below).

 
Research Excellence Fund Proposals
Proposals are being solicited for the Research Excellence Fund (REF) program, an internal award of the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Budgets are due no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, March 1 and proposals are due no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Both must be submitted electronically per the guidelines.
For additional information, see Research Excellence Fund.
If you are interested in serving on an REF proposal review committee, please let me know.
Portage Health Foundaiton Mid-Career
Proposals are being solicited for the Portage Health Foundation Mid-Career (PHF-MC) program, which is designed to support tenured faculty with an active NIH grant and/or consistent history of external funding with NIH or a related agency. 
 
Budgets are due no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, March 1 and proposals are due no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Both must be submitted electronically per the guidelines.
 
For additional Information, see Portage Health Foundation Research Awards.
 
Faculty Fellow
Applications are being solicited for the Faculty Fellow Program. The Faculty Fellow Program is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research.
The Program expands familiarity with sponsored program administration and strategic planning among the faculty, develops leadership capacity among the faculty and improves sponsored programs administration and strategic planning through faculty input.
Applications are due no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 and must be submitted electronically per the guidelines.

NIH: NHLBI SBIR Info

Tomorrow Virtual Office Hours – NHLBI Small Biz Program

   Tuesday, December 12 at 2:00 PM ET

Register HERE today

Who should attend:

Companies with questions for the NHLBI that plan to submit a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR: PA-17-302 ) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR: PA-17-303) application by January 5, 2018.

We’ll start the session with some frequently asked questions and then open the line for live Q&A.

Presented by the NHLBI Office of Translational Alliances and Coordination (OTAC)


HHS SBIR/STTR Conference Slides Posted

Not able to attend the 2017 HHS SBIR/STTR Conference in Milwaukee this year?  There were lots of great presentations describing the Small Business program and tips for small business success both in applying for funding and in developing your technology.  You can view the slide decks HERE.



NSF RFPs

 Full Proposal Window: January 4, 2018
Track 1 (conferences): see proposal preparation instructions for further details
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-562   Natural disasters cause thousands of deaths annually, and in 2013 alone caused over $130 billion in damage worldwide. There is clear societal need to better understand and mitigate the risks posed to the US by natural hazards, consistent with the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) “…to promote the progress of science [and] advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare….”    NSF and the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) have long supported basic …    More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504804&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 5, 2018
Deadline for FY 2018 competition
Program Guidelines: NSF 18-501  Computational neuroscience provides a theoretical foundation and a rich set of technical approaches for understanding complex neurobiological systems, building on the theory, methods, and findings of computer science, neuroscience, and numerous other disciplines.   Through the CRCNS program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), the French …  More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5147&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
 Solicitation: NSF 16-506
Due Date: December 14, 2018
Institutional Limit: See Limit Summary
Limit Summary: Only one proposal may be submitted on behalf of any single facility per round of the FSML competition. This limitation does not prevent a single institution from submitting more than one proposal, as long as each proposal is submitted on behalf of a different eligible facility. This limitation is waived for one additional proposal in the event that a facility is also involved in a proposal that would improve multiple facilities.
Full Proposal Deadline Date: January 8, 2018
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-598  The purpose of the Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier program is to fund exploratory and synergistic research in learning technologies to prepare learners to excel in work at the human-technology frontier.  This program responds to the pressing societal need to educate and re-educate learners of all ages (students, teachers and workers) in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content areas to ultimately function in …  More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504984&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

NIH RFPs

Requests for Applications

  • Understanding Immunopathogenesis of Tuberculosis in HIV-1 Infected and Exposed Children (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-AI-17-039)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 14, 2018 , by 5:00 PM

  • Cooperative Centers on Human Immunology (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (RFA-AI-17-040)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 28, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Revisions for Incorporation of Novel NCI-Supported Technology to Accelerate Cancer Research (R01 Clinical Trials Optional)
    (RFA-CA-18-006)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 28, 2018; May 29, 2018; September 28, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Revisions for Incorporation of Novel NCI-Supported Technology to Accelerate Cancer Research (U01 Clinical Trials Optional)
    (RFA-CA-18-007)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 28, 2018; May 29, 2018; September 28, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Revisions for Incorporation of Novel NCI-Supported Technology to Accelerate Cancer Research (U54 Clinical Trials Optional)
    (RFA-CA-18-008)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 28, 2018; May 29, 2018; September 28, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Revisions for Incorporation of Novel NCI-Supported Technology to Accelerate Cancer Research (P01 Clinical Trials Optional)
    (RFA-CA-18-009)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 28, 2018; May 29, 2018; September 28, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Revisions for Incorporation of Novel NCI-Supported Technology to Accelerate Cancer Research (P50 Clinical Trials Optional)
    (RFA-CA-18-010)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 28, 2018; May 29, 2018; September 28, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research (DP1, Clinical Trial Optional)
    (RFA-DA-18-019)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 14, 2018; August 14, 2019; August 14, 2020), by 5:00 PM

  • NIDA Translational Avant-Garde Award for Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3, Clinical Trial Optional)
    (RFA-DA-18-020)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 25, 2018; July 25, 2019, July 25, 2020), by 5:00 PM

  • Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (RFA-DK-18-001)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): June 1, 2018 and March 7, 2019, by 5:00 PM

  • NEI Audacious Goals Initiative: Translation-Enabling Models to Evaluate Survival and Integration of Regenerated Neurons in the Visual System (U24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
    (RFA-EY-17-003)
    National Eye Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 21, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • The Role of Stem/Progenitor Cells in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Gynecologic Disorders (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)
    (RFA-HD-19-013)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 30, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Prevention and Treatment Research to Address HIV/AIDS Disparities in Women in the US (R01-Accepting applications that either propose or do not propose clinical trial(s))
    (RFA-MD-18-004)
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 28, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Planning Grant to Develop Phase III Clinical Trials for Lewy Body Dementia (R34 clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-NS-18-017)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 20, 2018, by 5:00 PM

Program Announcements

  • Obesity and Asthma: Awareness and Self- Management (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-379)
    National Institute of Nursing Research
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • NIBIB Supplements to NCATS CTSA Programs for Translational Research Teams of Quantitative Researchers and Clinician-Scientists (Admin Supp)
    (PA-18-426)
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): January 23, 2018 by 5:00 PM

  • Developing the Therapeutic Potential of the Endocannabinoid System for Pain Treatment (R01, Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-465)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply), by 5:00 PM

  • NICHD Research Project Grant (R01 – Clinical Trial Required)
    (PA-18-480)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • NICHD Small Grant Program (R03 – Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-481)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM

  • NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21 – Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PA-18-482)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM

  • NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PA-18-484)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM

  • NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PA-18-488)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply), by 5:00 PM

  • NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program ( Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PA-18-489)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply by 5:00 PM

  • First in Human and Early Stage Clinical Trials of Novel Investigational Drugs or Devices for Psychiatric Disorders (U01-Clinical Trial Required)
    (PAR-18-427)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM

  • Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator Model to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R01- Clincal Trial Required)
    (PAR-18-428)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Pilot Studies to Test the Initiation of a Mental Health, Family Navigator Model to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R34-Clinical Trial Required)
    (PAR-18-429)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM

  • Effectiveness Trials for Post-Acute Interventions and Services and Services to Optimize Longer-Term Outcomes (R01-Clinical Trials Required)
    (PAR-18-430)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM

  • Pilot Effectiveness Trials for Post-Acute Interventions and Serivces to Optimize Longer-Term Outcomes (R34-Clinical Trials Required)
    (PAR-18-431)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM

  • Clinical and Translational Science Award U54 (Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-464)
    National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): February 2, 2018 for the first receipt date after that Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • The NCI Transition Career Development Award (K22 Independent Clinical Trial Required)
    (PAR-18-466)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • The NCI Transition Career Development Award (K22 – Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PAR-18-467)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply by 5:00 PM

  • NINDS Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K22) – Clinical Trial Required
    (PAR-18-468)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • NINDS Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K22) – Clinical Trial Not Allowed
    (PAR-18-469)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Cancer Research Education Grants Program – Curriculum or Methods Development (R25)
    (PAR-18-476)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Cancer Research Education Grants Program – Courses for Skills Development (R25)
    (PAR-18-477)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Cancer Research Education Grants Program – Research Experiences (R25)
    (PAR-18-478)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Detecting and Preventing Suicide Behavior, Ideation and Self-Harm in Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System (R01- Clinical Trial Required)
    (PAR-18-479)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01) – Clinical Trial Required
    (PAR-18-486)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01) – Clinical Trial Not Allowed
    (PAR-18-490)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Promoting Research in Basic Neuroscience (R01)
    (PAS-18-483)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply , by 5:00 PM 

USAID – RFP for LASER network due Dec. 20

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) U.S. Global Development Lab is pleased to welcome Higher Education Institutions (HEI) to apply to a five year cooperative agreement to establish and leverage a strong international network that will help address pressing development challenges through research.
The resulting Long-term Assistance and Services for Research (LASER) network will work in partnership with USAID to engage academics and stakeholders in identifying and refining critical development research questions. LASER will fund research projects that address those questions so that the entire research system – from universities to policy-makers and civil society – can engage, educate, and contribute to the success of the research projects towards achieving development impacts. Additionally, LASER will increase the human and institutional capacity of higher education institutions in low and middle-income countries to become global leaders in research.
Please share this flyer with relevant partners in your networks.
Deadlines
Please submit all questions by December 20, 2017. Concept notes are due on January 24, 2018. To apply and submit questions please click here.

CTTSO Briefing and FY19 Draft Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

The Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) Advance Planning Briefing for Industry (APBI) scheduled for December 12, 2017, anticipates more than 500 attendees from government, industry, and academia for this important event, which features:
• A look at anticipated requirements that may be funded in fiscal year 2019
• Potential private-sector business opportunities through Broad Agency Announcement
• Combating terrorism challenges through information exchanges and forming collaborations

Below are the focus areas for one of ten subgroups that will participate in APBI:

Training Technology Development

Innovative Training and Educational Concepts
Research, develop, and evaluate training and educational programs that employ novel instructional design and/or delivery methods for accelerating and enhancing the acquisition of advanced knowledge and skills.

Human Performance Technology
Analyze the full range of performance gaps and select interventions to improve and sustain human performance. Develop, test, and evaluate performance improvement technologies and programs based on cognitive and physiological principles to optimize operator training and ultimately mission performance.

Mobile Learning
Design and develop intuitive, interactive learning solutions for anywhere, anytime access from mobile devices. Develop mobile applications and technology that supports learning through ubiquitous and just-in-time access to educational resources, collaborative learning environments, and user-generated content.

Immersive Learning Technology
Research and develop technology that allows a learner to seamlessly interact with, and become immersed in, a learning environment. Develop tools, technologies, and techniques for improving the design, development, and validation of interactive and immersive learning technology.

The CTTSO FY19 Draft Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is now available! CTTSO invites you to review the draft for various research and development related requirements. Please visit the Broad Agency Announcement page for more information.

Focus areas for all subgroups may be viewed here.

For more information about the meeting, please visit www.ndia.org/CTTSO2017


Rice Business Plan Competition – By The Numbers – Apply Now!

Apply to join the world’s largest and richest business plan competition, where collegiate entrepreneurs get real-world experience in how to pitch their startups to investors, integrate with the entrepreneurial ecosystem, enhance their startup strategy, connect with mentors, and learn what it takes to launch a successful business.
Applications now open!
Due February 9, 2018  by 5:00 PM CST
Visit www.rbpc.rice.edu to apply!