Category Archives: RFPs

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

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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.

NIH RFPs

Requests for Applications

  • Alcohol-PTSD Comorbidity: Preclinical Studies of Models and Mechanisms (R01)
    (RFA-AA-17-016)
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 17, 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.

  • NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research (DP1)
    (RFA-DA-18-001)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 31, 2017, July 31, 2018, July 31, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on .

  • NIDA Translational Avant-Garde Award for Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3)
    (RFA-DA-18-003)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 25 2017; July 25, 2018; July 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. 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.

  • Detecting Cognitive Impairment, Including Dementia, in Primary Care and Other Everyday Clinical Settings for the General Public and in Health Disparities Populations (UG3/UH3)
    (RFA-NS-17-012)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 9, 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

  • Marijuana, Prescription Opioid, or Prescription Benzodiazepine Drug Use Among Older Adults (R01)
    (PA-17-196)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute on Aging
    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.

  • Marijuana, Prescription Opioid, or Prescription Benzodiazepine Drug Use Among Older Adults (R21)
    (PA-17-197)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute on Aging
    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.

  • Marijuana, Prescription Opioid, or Prescription Benzodiazepine Drug Use Among Older Adults (R03)
    (PA-17-198)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute on Aging
    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.

  • Hearing Health Care for Adults: Improving Access and Affordability (R01)
    (PA-17-202)
    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.

  • Nutrition and Alcohol-Related Health Outcomes (R01)
    (PA-17-211)
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    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.

  • Nutrition and Alcohol-Related Health Outcomes (R03)
    (PA-17-212)
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    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.

  • Nutrition and Alcohol-Related Health Outcomes (R21)
    (PA-17-213)
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    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.

  • Natural Product Multi-Site Clinical Trial Data Coordinating Center (Collaborative U24)
    (PAR-17-172)
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): New Applications: October 6, 2017; June 7, 2018; February 7, 2019; and October 7, 2019 Resubmission and Revision Applications: June 21, 2018, February 21, 2019, and October 21, 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.

  • Mind and Body Intervention Multi-Site Clinical Trial Data Coordinating Center (U24)
    (PAR-17-173)
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): New Applications: June 2, 2017; February 2, 2017; October 3, 2018; May 31, 2019; and January 31, 2020 Resubmission and Revision Applications: February 14, 2018; October 17, 2018; June 14, 2019; and February 14, 2020 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.

  • Clinical Coordinating Center for NCCIH Multi-Site Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials of Natural Products (Collaborative UG3/UH3)
    (PAR-17-174)
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): New Applications: October 6, 2017; June 7, 2018; February 7, 2019; and October 7, 2019 Resubmission and revision Applications: June 21, 2018; February 21, 2019; and October 21, 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.

  • Clinical Coordinating Center for NCCIH Multi-Site Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials of Mind and Body Interventions (Collaborative UG3/UH3)
    (PAR-17-175)
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): New Applications: June 2, 2017; February 2, 2018; October 3, 2018; May 31, 2019; and January 31, 2020 Resubmission and Revision Applications: February 14, 2018; October 17, 2018; June 14, 2019; and February 14, 2020 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.

  • Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (U44)
    (PAR-17-201)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 9, 2017, Feb 6, 2018, Aug 9, 2018, Feb 9, 2019, August 9, 2019, Feb 11, 2020 , by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Inter-organelle Communication in Cancer (R01)
    (PAR-17-203)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 16, 2017; January 17, 2018; August 15, 2018; January 16, 2019; August 14, 2019; January 15, 2020, 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.

  • Inter-organelle Communication in Cancer (R21)
    (PAR-17-204)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 16, 2017, January 17, 2018; August 15, 2018; January 16, 2019; August 14, 2019; January 15, 2020, 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.

  • Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (UG3/UH3)
    (PAR-17-205)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    National Eye Institute
    National Institute on Aging
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 9, 2017, Feb 7, 2018, Aug 9, 2018, Feb 9, 2019, August 9, 2019, Feb 11, 2020 , 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.

  • Alliance of Glycobiologists for Cancer Research: Translational Tumor Glycomics Laboratories (U01)
    (PAR-17-206)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 8 2017; February 7, 2018; June 8, 2018; February 7, 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.

  • Alliance of Glycobiologists for Cancer Research: Biological Tumor Glycomics Laboratories (U01)
    (PAR-17-207)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 8, 2017; February 7, 2018; June 8, 2018; February 7, 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.

  • Limited Competition: Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase III – Transitional Centers (P30)
    (PAR-17-208)
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 26, 2017; May 28, 2018; and May 28, 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.

  • Research Education: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25)
    (PAR-17-209)
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): September 25, 2017; September 25, 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. 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.

  • Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25)
    (PAR-17-210)
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): September 25, 2017; September 25, 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. 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: Analysis of Data from NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project Follow-Up Study (U01)
    (PAR-17-214)
    National Institute on Aging
    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.

  • NCCIH Mind and Body Clinical Trial Cooperative Agreement (U01)
    (PAR-17-215)
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): New Applications: June 2, 2017; October 3, 2017; February 2, 2018; June 1, 2018; October 3, 2018; February 1, 2019; May 31, 2019; October 3, 2019; and January 31, 2020 Resubmission, Revision, and Renewal Applications: October 18, 2017, February 20, 2018, June 14, 2018, October 17, 2018, February 15, 2019, June 14, 2019, October 17, 2019, February 14, 2020 , 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.

  • NCCIH Natural Product Phase II Clinical Trial Cooperative Agreement (U01)
    (PAR-17-216)
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): New Applications: June 7, 2017; October 6, 2017; June 7, 2018; February 7, 2019; and October 8, 2019 Resubmission, Revision, and Renewal Applications: October 20, 2017; June 21, 2018; February 21, 2019; and October 21, 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

 Supplement Deadline Date: April 3, 2017
ECCS REU/RET Supplements
Program Guidelines: PD 16-1517
The Electronics, Photonics, and Magnetic Devices (EPMD) Program seeks to improve the fundamental understanding of devices and components based on the principles of micro- and nano-electronics, optics and photonics, optoelectronics, magnetics, electromechanics, electromagnetics, and related physical phenomena. The Electronics & Magnetic Devices component of EPMD enables discovery and innovation advancing the frontiers of nanoelectronics, spin electronics, …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505250&WT.mc_id=USNSF_44&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Supplement Deadline Date: April 3, 2017
ECCS REU/RET Supplements
Program Guidelines: PD 16-7607 Recent advances in communications, computation, and sensing technologies offer unprecedented opportunities for the design of cyber-physical systems with increased responsiveness, interconnectivity and automation. To meet new challenges and societal needs, the Energy, Power, Control and Networks (EPCN) Program invests in systems and control methods for analysis and design of cyber-physical systems to ensure stability, performance, robustness, and security. Topics of …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505249&WT.mc_id=USNSF_44&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Supplement Deadline Date: April 3, 2017
ECCS REU/RET Supplements
Program Guidelines: PD 16-7564 The Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS) Program is intended to spur visionary systems-oriented activities in collaborative, multidisciplinary, and integrative engineering research. CCSS supports systems research in hardware, signal processing techniques, and architectures to enable the next generation of cyber-physical systems (CPS) that leverage computation, communication, and algorithms integrated with physical domains. CCSS supports innovative research …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505248&WT.mc_id=USNSF_44&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Solicitation: NSF 17-526
Due Date: April 11, 2017
Institutional Limit: See Limit Summary
Limit Summary: There are no restrictions or limits for SSE and SSI proposals. Each organization may only submit one S2I2 Conceptualization proposal within the calendar year.
03/08/2017 01:31 AM EST  On March 7, 2017, NSF published answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) concerning public access to research results (NSF 17-060).

CTL/IT Online Learning Equipment Grant Program

Information Technology and the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning are kicking off the first round of the Online Learning Equipment Grant Program.

Funded by the Online Learning Technology Fee, this program will make $5,000 available each Fall and Spring semester to fund grants for equipment used to create and/or teach a fully online course(s) at Michigan Tech.

Grant applications will be judged based on:

  • The potential impact of the course(s) (i.e., Does it have the potential to attract lots of new, truly online students? Will it help start or improve an online degree program? etc.)
  • How critical is the requested equipment for successful creation and/or teaching of the online course?
  • Is the equipment chosen cost effectively (i.e., Is this the best tool at the best price?)
  • A full departmental match of funds will be expected and looked upon favorably.

Grant applications should include:

  1. A list of specific items to be purchased with prices for each either from the Online Learning Equipment list or a quote from I.T. Procurement, and a total cost for all items to be purchased.
  2. A list of course(s) that will be created/taught with the requested equipment.
  3. A description of how this equipment will be used to create and/or teach that online course(s).
  4. If appropriate, a commitment of support for matching funds from a Chair, Dean, or other account manager.  (Faculty who manage their own incentive accounts may make this commitment for themselves.).

For successful grants, CTL and departmental account codes (for matching funds) will used to purchase the equipment using the included quotes.  To make this process easier, we have created a list of common equipment.  Items on this list have been pre-priced for use in grant applications and can be indicated by just referencing the item’s number from the list.   This list is not comprehensive, and other items will be considered with equanimity, but do require the applicant to secure a price quote from I.T. Procurement.

Total awards of approximately $5,000 are expected. The number of grants awarded and amounts will be determined by the above criteria. Consultations with someone from the CTL are available if you would like help determining what equipment would best help accomplish your goals.

Submission Method

Email your submissions to ctl@mtu.edu.  Be sure to address the four numbered items listed above in an attached document or in the body of your email.  Include any commitment of support for matching funds from a Chair, Dean, or other account manager as an attached document.

Due dates for proposals

The due date for proposals is Sunday, April 2.  Review of all applications received on or before Sunday, April 2 will begin on Monday, April 3.

Grants Awarded

Grant recipients will be notified via email on or about Wednesday, April 12.

NSF Request for Information RE Cyberinfrastructure

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 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.

NIH RFPs

Requests for Applications

  • The Health and Retirement Study (U01)
    (RFA-AG-18-005)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 16, 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.

  • Research Answers to NCI’s Provocative Questions (R01)
    (RFA-CA-17-017)
    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.

  • Research Answers to NCI’s Provocative Questions (R21)
    (RFA-CA-17-018)
    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.

  • Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01)
    (RFA-DA-18-002)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 22, 2017; August 22, 2018; August 22, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.

  • Neoantigen-Based Therapeutic Targeting of Head and Neck Cancers (R01)
    (RFA-DE-18-004)
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    Application Receipt Date(s): June 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. 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.

  • Neuroskeletal Biology of the Dental and Craniofacial Skeletal System (R01)
    (RFA-DE-18-005)
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 28, 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.

  • Neuroskeletal Biology of the Dental and Craniofacial Skeletal System (R21)
    (RFA-DE-18-006)
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 28, 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.

  • Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30)
    (RFA-ES-17-003)
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 17, 2017, April 17, 2018, April 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.

  • Conformance with the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS) (U18)
    (RFA-FD-17-005)
    Food and Drug Administration
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 1, 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. Applicants should be aware that on-time submission means that an application is submitted error free (of both Grants.govand eRA Commons errors) by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the application due date. Late applications will not be accepted for this FOA.

  • Maintenance and Enhancement of ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation and Whole Genome Sequencing for State Food Testing Laboratories (U18)
    (RFA-FD-17-010)
    Food and Drug Administration
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 1, 2017, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time. April 17, 2018, 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. Applicants should be aware that on-time submission means that an application is submitted error free (of both Grants.gov and eRA Commons errors) by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the application due date. Late applications will not be accepted for this FOA.

  • Limited Competition: NIMHD Endowment Program for Increasing Research and Institutional Resources (S21)
    (RFA-MD-17-004)
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 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.

  • NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence for Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (U54)
    (RFA-MD-17-005)
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 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 these dates.

Program Announcements

  • Innovations in HIV Testing, Adherence, and Retention to Optimize HIV Care Continuum Outcomes (R21)
    (PA-17-181)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard AIDS dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on .

  • Innovations in HIV Testing, Adherence, and Retention to Optimize HIV Care Continuum Outcomes (R01)
    (PA-17-182)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard AIDS dates apply or Month(s) Day(s), Year(s), by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of AIDS- applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.

  • Targeted Implementation Science to Achieve 90/90/90 Goals for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment (R01) 
    (PA-17-194)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    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.

  • Targeted Implementation Science to Achieve 90/90/90 Goals for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment (R21) 
    (PA-17-195)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    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.

  • From Genomic Association to Causation: A Convergent Neuroscience Approach for Integrating Levels of Analysis to Delineate Brain Function in Neuropsychiatry (Collaborative U01)
    (PAR-17-176)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 1, 2017 and then 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.

  • Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R18)
    (PAR-17-177)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 1, 2017; November 1, 2017; March 1, 2018; November 1, 2018; March 1, 2019; and November 1, 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.

  • Evaluating Natural Experiments in Healthcare to Improve Diabetes Prevention and Treatment (R18)
    (PAR-17-178)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 1, 2017; November 1, 2017; March 1, 2018; November 1, 2018; March 1, 2019; and November 1, 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.

  • From Genomic Association to Causation: A Convergent Neuroscience Approach for Integrating Levels of Analysis to Delineate Brain Function in Neuropsychiatry (U01)
    (PAR-17-179)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 1, 2017 and then 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.

  • Planning Grants for Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Diabetes and Obesity Prevention and Care (R34)
    (PAR-17-180)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): May 1, 2017; November 1, 2017; March 1, 2018; November 1, 2018; March 1, 2019; and November 1, 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.

  • NICHD Research Education Programs (R25)
    (PAR-17-183)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    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.

  • NIDCD Research Grants for Translating Basic Research into Clinical Tools (R01)
    (PAR-17-184)
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): October 18, 2017; June 19, 2018; February 20, 2019; October 18, 2019; June 18, 2020; 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.

  • National Cooperative Drug/Device Discovery/Development Groups (U01) 
    (PAR-17-185)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 23, 2017; October 23, 2017; February 23, 2018; June 22, 2018; October 23, 2018; February 22, 2019; June 24, 2019; October 23, 2019; February 24, 2020, 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.

  • National Cooperative Drug/Device Discovery/Development Groups (NCDDG) for the Treatment of Mental or Substance Use Disorders or Alcohol Addiction (U19) 
    (PAR-17-186)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 23, 2017; October 23, 2017; February 23, 2018; June 22, 2018; October 23, 2018; February 22, 2019; June 24, 2019; October 23, 2019; February 24, 2020, 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.

  • Translational Research in Pediatric and Obstetric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R21)
    (PAR-17-187)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 7, 2017; November 7, 2017; April 4, 2018; August 7, 2018; November 7, 2018; April 4, 2019; August 7, 2019; November 7, 2019; April 3, 2020, 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.

  • Translational Research in Pediatric and Obstetric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R03)
    (PAR-17-188)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 7, 2017; November 7, 2017; April 4, 2018; August 7, 2018; November 7, 2018; April 4, 2019; August 7, 2019; November 7, 2019; April 3, 2020, 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.

  • Translational Research in Pediatric and Obstetric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R01)
    (PAR-17-189)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 7, 2017; November 7, 2017; April 4, 2018; August 7, 2018; November 7, 2018; April 4, 2019; August 7, 2019; November 7, 2019; April 3, 2020, 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.

  • Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (R35)
    (PAR-17-190)
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): October 3, 2017; October 3, 2018; 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.

NSF RFPs

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: March 29, 2017

Program Guidelines: NSF 17-535  As computing has become an integral part of the practice of modern science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the STEM + Computing Partnerships program seeks to address the urgent need to prepare students from the early grades through high school in the essential skills, competencies, and dispositions needed to succeed in a computationally-dependent world. Thus, STEM+C advances the integration of computational thinking and computing activities in early childhood education …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505006&WT.mc_id=USNSF_41&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: March 29, 2017

Program Guidelines: NSF 17-527  A well-educated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce is a significant contributor to maintaining the competitiveness of the U.S. in the global economy.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by the program and for the increased success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5257&WT.mc_id=USNSF_43&WT.mc_ev=click

 

The National Science Foundation administers the PAEMST program.

Since 1983, the federal government has honored more than 4,700 teachers for their contributions in the classroom through the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

To mark Black History Month, past PAEMST awardees described to NSF how their heritage affects their drive to teach. For the next month, PAEMST is accepting nominations for 7th-12th grade educators in math …

More at https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191214&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC)

 

Antarctic Research

 

 Solicitation: NSF 17-516
Due Date: April 19, 2017

NIH RFPs

Requests for Applications

  • HIV pathogenesis and the oral microbiota (R01)
    (RFA-DE-18-007)
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 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 date. No late applications will be accepted for this Funding Opportunity Announcement.

  • Regional Consortia for High Resolution Cryoelectron Microscopy (U24)
    (RFA-GM-17-005)
    National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 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.

  • Interaction of HIV and Neurodevelopment of Children in Resource-Limited Settings: Improving Assessments (R01) 
    (RFA-HD-18-019)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt Date(s): June 29, 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.

  • Interaction of HIV and Neurodevelopment of Children in Resource-Limited Settings: Improving Assessments (R21)
    (RFA-HD-18-020)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt Date(s): June 29, 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

  • Biomarkers: Bridging Pediatric and Adult Therapeutics (R21)
    (PAR-17-169)
    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.

  • Alcohol Research Resource Awards (R24)
    (PAR-17-170)
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    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.

  • Cancer Tissue Engineering Collaborative: Enabling Biomimetic Tissue-Engineered Technologies for Cancer Research (R01)
    (PAR-17-171)
    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.

NSF RFP

Full Proposal Window: March 22, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-534  The BIGDATA program seeks novel approaches in computer science, statistics, computational science, and mathematics, along with innovative applications in domain science, including social and behavioral sciences, education, biology, the physical sciences, and engineering that lead towards the further development of the interdisciplinary field of data science.  The solicitation invites two categories of proposals:

 

A low-cost mechanical device for minimally invasive surgery

 

Nano-Biosensing

 

Thermal Transport Processes

 

Terraformer wind tunnel takes hazards engineering research to a new level

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: March 24, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-612
The Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program of the NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) serves a critical role in helping ENG focus on important emerging areas in a timely manner. This solicitation is a funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For this solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in the following two research …

More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13708&WT.mc_id=USNSF_44&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Note from the director: Broadening participation through NSF INCLUDES