Letter of Intent Deadline Date: March 1, 2016
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-528
The goals of the Science of Learning (SL) Program are to: advance fundamental knowledge about learning through integrative research; connect the research to specific scientific, technological, educational, and workforce challenges; and enable research communities to capitalize on new opportunities and discoveries. The program supports projects that emphasize consilience of knowledge, adopting diverse disciplinary approaches to shared research questions.  The program seeks to …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505176&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
 Letter of Intent Deadline Date: March 1, 2016
Program Guidelines: NSF 15-570
The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) is an umbrella for two complementary subprograms, Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) and Building Innovation Capacity (BIC). Overall, the PFI program offers opportunities to connect new knowledge to societal benefit through translational research efforts and/or partnerships that encourage, enhance and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship. The subject of this …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504790&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
Supplement Target Date: March 1, 2016
Research Experience for Graduates
Supplement Target Date: March 1, 2016
Research Experience for Undergraduates
Program Guidelines: PD 98-1390
The primary objective of the Cultural Anthropology Program is to support basic scientific research on the causes, consequences, and complexities of human social and cultural variability. Anthropological research spans a wide gamut, and contemporary cultural anthropology is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field’s contributions to science, the Cultural Anthropology Program welcomes proposals for …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5388&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 29, 2016
Program Guidelines: NSF 15-602
As part of NSF’s Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21) activity, the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) seeks to develop user-friendly large-scale next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research in SBE areas of study. Successful proposals will, within the financial resources provided by the award, construct such databases and/or relevant analytic techniques …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505168&WT.mc_id=USNSF_50&WT.mc_ev=click

Full Proposal Window: February 18, 2016 – March 3, 2016
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-515
Algorithms in the Field encourages closer collaboration between two groups of researchers: (i) theoretical computer science researchers, who focus on the design and analysis of provably efficient and provably accurate algorithms for various computational models; and (ii) other computing and information researchers including a combination of systems and domain experts (very broadly construed – including but not limited to researchers in computer architecture, programming languages and …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505125&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: March 4, 2016
Program Guidelines: NSF 15-596
NSF currently supports 25 LTER sites, and the solicitation is open to renewal proposals only.To address ecological questions that cannot be resolved with short-term observations or experiments, NSF established the Long Term Ecological Research Program (LTER) in 1980. Two components differentiate LTER research from projects supported by other NSF programs: 1) the research is located at specific sites chosen to represent major ecosystem types or natural biomes, and 2) it …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=7671&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click 

CTL Jackson Grant Program: Developing/improving online graduate courses

The generous gift from William G. Jackson will allow the Center for Teaching and Learning the ability to solicit one final round of proposals for grants to academic departments or teams of instructors interested in ONLINE course/program development. In accordance with the strategic plan, funding will be made available to revise or promote development of new online courses and/or programs at the graduate level.

Grants will be awarded at the following levels:
$10,000 grants: revision of a current series or creation of at least 3 new online courses. $25,000 grants: revision or creation of a full online program.


Timeline for grant cycle (2016-2017):

Feb 8, 2016 Grant Applications open
March 14, 2016 Intent to apply form due: Fill out this form to be added to a Canvas course where materials will be collected.

April 1, 2016 11:59 PM Grant applications due Late April Awards announced

Summer 2016 Project work begins
Summer 2017 Project/courses should be ready to be implemented, assessed and/or disseminated

s16 faculty grant program


Requests for Applications

    • Targets of Low Dose Alcohol in the Brain (R01)
      (RFA-AA-16-009)National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and AlcoholismApplication Receipt Date(s): April 21, 2016
    • Consortium for Food Allergy Research: Leadership Center (UM2)
      National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      Application Receipt Date(s): June 30, 2016
    • Consortium for Food Allergy Research: Clinical Research Units (UM1)
      National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      Application Receipt Date(s): June 30, 2016
    • Mechanistic Ancillary Studies to Ongoing Interventional Clinical Trials (R01)
      National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
      Application Receipt Date(s): August 9, 2016; December 5, 2016; April 3, 2017,, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications
    • Mechanistic Ancillary Studies to Ongoing Interventional Clinical Trials (R21)
      National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
      Application Receipt Date(s): August 9, 2016; December 5, 2016; April 3, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
    • Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) (P30)
      National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
      Application Receipt Date(s): May 06, 2016
    • Mechanistic Basis of Diffuse White Matter Disease in Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID) (R01)
      National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
      National Institute on Aging
      Application Receipt Date(s): April 19, 2016

Program Announcements

  • Small Business Alzheimer’s Disease Research (R43/R44)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): April 5, 2016 (New, Resubmission, and Revision applications) followed by Standard dates, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.
  • Small Business Alzheimer’s Disease Research (R41/R42)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): April 5, 2016 (New, Resubmission, and Revision applications) followed by Standard dates , by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

AAAS Annual Meeting: Sessions & Links on Convergence

If so, don’t miss the panel discussions “Team Science and Convergence: Implications for Education” on February 12th at 8:00am and “The Impact of Convergence on Innovation Across Sectoral and Global Boundaries” on February 13th at 1:30pm.

Organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and Arizona State University, the sessions build on two recent reports from the National Academies: Convergence: Facilitating Transdisciplinary Integration of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Beyond (2014) and Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science (2015).

The Friday session will discuss undergraduate and graduate training programs that foster skills needed to work at the interface of multiple fields and in team settings, as well as an example of industry engagement in developing the future STEM workforce.

The Saturday discussion will highlight industry leaders and academic trailblazers on Convergence as an approach to fostering university-industry innovation clusters, new institutional models, and advanced R&D at the intersection of disparate disciplines and disparate sectors.

Don’t miss these terrific conversations with industry and academic thinkers on Convergence as a strategy for 21st century progress on global challenges!

2016 AAAS Annual Meeting

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

2660 Woodley Road, NW

Washington, DC

Team Science and Convergence: Implications for Education

Friday, February 12, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM in Wilson C


Kara Hall of NIH, Nancy Cooke of Arizona State University, Julie Thompson Klein of Wayne State University, and Melvin Greer of Lockheed Martin


The Impact of Convergence on Innovation Across Sectoral and Global Boundaries

Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM in Marshall Ballroom East


William Provine of DuPont, Sangeeta Bhatia of MIT, Robert Urban of Johnson & Johnson, Phyllis Wise of University of Illinois, Rick Johnson of Global Helix, and Melvin Greer of Lockheed Martin

Sessions for NSF Division of Undergraduate Education. March 2-4

Staff members from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and Division of Grants and Agreements (DGA) will be presenting several sessions at the Creating Futures through Technology Conference on March 2-4, 2016 in Biloxi, Mississippi.  The sessions will provide a unique opportunity to engage with program officers and grants officials to learn first-hand how to develop competitive undergraduate education proposals and to ensure compliance with NSF policies.

The sessions include:

Wednesday, March 2nd Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop (1:00  p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

Thursday, March 3rd

o Overview of Undergraduate Education Funding Opportunities (10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.)

o   NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program (1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.)

o   NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) Program (2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.)

Friday, March 4th

o   Getting Started with the NSF: Financial Management and Compliance (8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.)

Who should attend:  Target audience members include not only prospective principal investigators, but also grant managersfinance and research administrators, and sponsored programs office staff members.  Some content is specifically tailored to entities new to NSF or that have not received NSF funding in several years.  Participants from all types of institutions – community colleges, predominantly undergraduate institutions, minority serving institutions, research institutions, etc. – are invited and encouraged to attend.

Please visit the conference website (http://www.sbcjcweb.sbcjc.cc.ms.us/conf/cfttchome.aspx) for detailed descriptions of the sessions and for registration information.

NSF RFPs in Feb & Announcements

Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 25, 2016
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-510
In 2012, the Administration announced the National Big Data Research and Development Initiative to address some of the Nation’s most pressing R&D challenges in extracting knowledge and insights from large, complex collections of digital data. To this end, NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) initiated the National Network of Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) program to foster multi-sector collaborations among academia, industry, and …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505264&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click 

01/25/2016 11:21 AM EST

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) joins with other leading U.S. scientific organizations to emphasize its strong commitment to preventing harassment and to eradicate gender-based discrimination in science.

In light of recent, multiple reports of sexual harassment in science, NSF reiterates its unwavering dedication to inclusive workplaces. NSF does not tolerate sexual harassment and encourages members of the scientific community who experience such harassment to report such …

More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=137466&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


01/25/2016 09:00 AM EST

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Why are things so small, so significant? A new video series created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBCUniversal News, sheds light on this question.

“Nanotechnology: Super Small Science” is a six-part series and shows viewers how atoms and molecules that are thousands of times smaller than the width of a human hair can be used as building blocks to create future …

More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=137405&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences

The objective of the Mason Award is to kick-start the research career of promising future senior investigators in the chemical sciences. The Marion Milligan Mason Fund will provide four grants of $50,000 every other year to women researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences. Awards are for women who are starting their academic research careers. In addition to research funding, the program will provide leadership development and mentoring opportunities.

Applicants must have a “full-time” career-track appointment. More than one applicant from the same institution can apply for this award, provided that each application is scientifically distinct.

For more information about the request for proposals for the Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences, please click here to view the PDF.

This award is funded by a bequest from the Marion Milligan Mason Fund.

As a chemist and AAAS member since 1965, the late Marion Tuttle Milligan Mason wanted to support the advancement of women in the chemical sciences. Dr. Milligan also wanted to honor her family’s commitment to higher education for women, as demonstrated by her parents and grandfather, who encouraged and sent several daughters to college.

***Proposals are due Tuesday, March 1, 2016, midnight Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

***Awards will be announced on or before January 2017.

Proposals should be submitted via the online application system at https://masonaward.aaas.org/login/indexA.cfm

Please circulate this email to your colleagues.

If you have questions, please e-mail masonaward@aaas.org

To learn more about the Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences program and past recipients, please visit:http://www.aaas.org/masonaward


Shirley M. Malcom,

Director, EHR, AAAS

Yolanda L. Comedy,

Director, Center for Advancing Science & Engineering Capacity

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in The University of Maine and University of Concepción, Chile

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in The University of Maine and University of Concepción, Chile
During the Summer of 2016, the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute offers for the third year an opportunity for 10 highly qualified undergraduate students to participate in research for a 10 week period, 06/06 – 08/12/2016 .
This research experience is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Women, minorities and students with disabilities are strongly urged to apply to the program.
Award Includes:
• $5000 Stipend + On Campus Housing Provided
• 2 of the 10 Students to Perform their Research in Chile
• Week Long Research Experience & Exchange in Chile for all Students
• Opportunity to Perform Research on Pressing Global Issues Relating to Sustainable Product Development and Biofuel Generation from Woody Biomass
Research Opportunities
• Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis
• Feedstock Extraction/ Modification
• Process Control and Sensing
• Nanomaterials Production and Utilization
• New Product Development
• Nanotechnology Risk Assessment
Forest Operaions • Resource Economics • Bioproducts • Bioenergy • Biology • Chemistry • Chemical Engineering • Bioengineering •Material Science • Nanotechnology
• Current undergraduate in sophomore or junior year with a minimum GPA to 3.0
• US Citizen or permanent resident
• Must have a valid passport
• Fundamental and Applied Forest Bioproducts Research
• Access to State-of-the-Art Research Equipment and Facilities
• Technical Writing and Oral Presentation Opportunities
• Ethics Workshop
• A Series of Evening and Recreational Activities
• Field Trips!
Contact Information
Wendy Erickson
5737 Jenness Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5737
Tel: (207) 581-1489
Fax: (207) 581-9418

NSF RFPs: Most due Feb. 16th

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: NSF 15-528
Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice, and which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?’  Factors one might …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505027&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


 Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-513More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505265&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


 Full Proposal Window: February 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: PD 14-7479
The BMMB Program supports fundamental research in biomechanics and mechanobiology. An emphasis is placed on multiscale mechanics approaches in the study of organisms that integrate across molecular, cell, tissue, and organ domains. The influence of in vivo mechanical forces on cell and matrix biology in the histomorphogenesis, maintenance, regeneration, and aging of tissues is an important concern. In addition, the relationships between mechanical behavior and …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13523&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


 Full Proposal Window: February 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: PD 15-1631
The Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) program supports fundamental and innovative research necessary for designing, constructing, managing, maintaining, operating and protecting efficient, resilient and sustainable civil infrastructure systems. Research that recognizes the role that these systems play in societal functioning and accounts for how human behavior and social organizations contribute to and affect the performance of these systems is encouraged. While component-level, subject-matter …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13352&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


 Full Proposal Window: February 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: PD 16-1468
The MME program supports fundamental research that enables the development of new and/or improved manufacturing machines and equipment, and optimization of their use, with a particular focus on equipment appropriate for the manufacture of mechanical and electromechanical devices, products, and systems featuring scales from microns to meters (proposals relating to nanomanufacturing should be submitted to the CMMI NanoManufacturing program, and those relating to the manufacture of electronic …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13346&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


 Full Proposal Window: February 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: PD 15-1638
The IMEE program supports fundamental, multidisciplinary research on the impact of hazards and extreme events upon civil infrastructure and society. The program is focused upon research on the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from multi-hazard disasters. Community and societal resilience and sustainability are important topics within the research portfolio of IMEE. The program is deeply multidisciplinary and attempts to integrate multiple issues from civil, mechanical, …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13353&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: February 17, 2016

Full proposal submission deadline. Next deadline in September.
Program Guidelines: PD 15-1340

The NSF Engineering (ENG) Directorate has launched a multi-year initiative, the Professional Formation of Engineers, to create and support an innovative and inclusive engineering profession for the 21st Century. Professional …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503584&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


 Full Proposal Window: February 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: PD 14-8085
The Systems Science (SYS) program supports fundamental research leading to a theoretical foundation for design and systems engineering.   In particular, the Systems Science program seeks intellectual advances in which underlying theories (such as probability theory, decision theory, game theory, organizational sociology, behavioral economics or cognitive psychology) are integrated and abstracted to develop explanatory models for design and systems engineering in a general, …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504788&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


 Full Proposal Window: February 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: PD 16-1788
Nanomanufacturing is the production of useful nano-scale materials, structures, devices and systems in an economically viable manner. The NSF Nanomanufacturing Program supports fundamental research in novel methods and techniques for batch and continuous processes, top-down (addition/subtraction) and bottom-up (directed self-assembly) processes leading to the formation of complex heterogeneous nanosystems. The program supports basic research in nanostructure and process design principles, …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13347&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


 Full Proposal Window: February 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: PD 15-7569
The Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD) program supports fundamental research on the analysis, measurement, monitoring and control of dynamic systems. The program promotes innovation in the following areas:

 Full Proposal Window: February 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: PD 14-1464
The Engineering and Systems Design (ESD) program supports fundamental research leading to new engineering and systems design methods and practices for specific global contexts.  In particular, ESD seeks intellectual advances in which the theoretical foundations underlying design and systems engineering are operationalized into rigorous and pragmatic methods for a specific context.  In addition, the program funds the rigorous theoretical and empirical characterization of new or …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13340&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


 Full Proposal Window: February 16, 2016
Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time on February 16, 2016; February 1 – February 15, Annually Therafter
Program Guidelines: PD 16-014Y
The Engineering for Natural Hazards (ENH) program supports fundamental research to understand and mitigate the impact of natural hazards on constructed civil infrastructure.  Natural hazards considered by the ENH program include earthquakes, windstorms (such as tornadoes and hurricanes), tsunamis, and landslides.  The constructed civil infrastructure supported by the ENH program includes building systems, such as the soil-foundation-structure-envelope-nonstructural system, as well …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505177&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


 Full Proposal Window: February 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: PD 16-8092
The Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP) program supports fundamental research addressing the processing and mechanical performance of engineering materials by investigating the interrelationship of materials processing, structure, properties and/or life-cycle performance for targeted applications.

Materials processing proposals should focus on manufacturing processes that convert material into useful form as either intermediate or final composition. These include …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504950&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

Full Proposal Window: February 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: PD 12-8086
The Design of Engineering Material Systems (DEMS) program supports fundamental research intended to lead to new paradigms of design, development, and insertion of advanced engineering material systems.  Fundamental research that develops and creatively integrates theory, processing/manufacturing, data/informatics, experimental, and/or computational approaches with rigorous engineering design principles, approaches, and tools to enable the accelerated design and …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504809&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


 Full Proposal Window: February 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: PD 15-1630
The Mechanics of Materials and Structures program supports fundamental research in mechanics as related to the behavior of deformable solid materials and respective structures under internal and external actions. A diverse and interdisciplinary spectrum of research is supported with emphasis on research that leads to advances in i) theory, experimental, and/or computational methods in mechanics, and/or ii) uses contemporary mechanics methods to address modern challenges in materials and …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13355&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


 Full Proposal Window: February 16, 2016
Program Guidelines: PD 15-1637
The overall goal of the Structural and Architectural Engineering and Materials (SAEM) program is to enable sustainable buildings and other structures that can be continuously occupied and/or operated during the structure’s useful life. The SAEM program supports fundamental research for advancing knowledge and innovation in structural and architectural engineering and materials that promotes a holistic approach to analysis and design, construction, operation, maintenance, retrofit, and repair of …
More at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13358&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click


  • Building Complex 3-Dimensional in Vitro Human Musculoskeletal and Skin Tissue Models (R43)
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 18, 2016
  • Noise-Induced Synaptopathy in the Human Auditory System (R01)
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    Application Receipt Date(s): May 24, 2016 and January 24, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.