TiE: Multi-Modal Mobility Experience (3 M) – Data on Wheels Panel Discussion April 13th

From connected cars to multi modal transportation, electric bikes and autonomous vehicles, the design and structure of moving people and goods from one place to another has seen a rapid growth. Where can an entrepreneur strike a balance between trends, data, customer preferences and solution designs?
The 3 M Experience – Data on Wheels
Date Thursday, April 13th 2017
Time 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Place Lawrence Technological University
21000 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075
The UTLC Gallery, building #9, room #210
Speakers
Joseph Berry
Founding and Managing Director
JBJ Advisors
Ansgar Strother
Founder & CEO
Motivac
Kody Baker, P. Eng. MBA
Co-Founder & CEO
VeloMetro Mobility
Moderator
Anu Gopalakrishnan
Sr. Product Manager –
Connected Audio Services
Sirius XM Radio Inc.
Agenda
6:00pm – 6:15pm Networking
6:15pm – 6:30pm Award TYE Volunteers
6:30pm – 7:30pm Panel Discussion
7:30pm – 8:00pm Q & A
Free Admission
Must Be Registered to Attend

NSF RFPs and Notices

Full Proposal Deadline Date: April 24, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-571  Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF-supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.International partnerships are essential to addressing …
More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505038&WT.mc_id=USNSF_43&WT.mc_ev=click
 Solicitation: NSF 17-527
Due Date: March 28, 2018
Institutional Limit: See Limit Summary
Limit Summary: An Institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field. See Additional Eligibility Information below for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs

 

Petrology and Geochemistry (CH)

GeoPRISMS Program

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: May 2, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-540 In order to leverage, advance and strengthen its investments in mid-scale computing research infrastructure, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will support the work of Tomorrow’s Internet Project Office (TIPOFF). Working closely with the U.S. academic and industrial computer networking research community, TIPOFF will provide leadership and administrative oversight in developing, deploying …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505384&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click 

Dear Colleague Letter: Research on Integrated Photonics Utilizing AIM Photonics Capabiilities

 

Dear Colleague Letter: Encouraging Submission of Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) Proposals in Areas Related to the Internet of Things

 

Prospective New Awardee Guide (January 2017)

 

Dear Colleague Letter: Simulated and Synthetic Data for Infrastructure Modeling (SSDIM)

 


NIH RFPs

Requests for Applications

  • Alzheimer’s-related Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (AD-RCMAR) (P30)
    (RFA-AG-18-002)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 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 this date.

  • Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (P30)
    (RFA-AG-18-003)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 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 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.

  • Resource Centers for Minority Aging (RCMAR) Coordinating Center (R24)
    (RFA-AG-18-004)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 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 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.

  • Dysregulation of Immune Cell Regulatory Pathways by Mtb in the Context of HIV Infection (R61/R33)
    (RFA-AI-17-010)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 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.

  • George M. O’Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30)
    (RFA-DK-17-005)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 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.

  • Centers of Excellence for Training in Glycosciences (K12)
    (RFA-HL-18-013)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    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.

  • Limited Competition: Palliative Care Research Cooperative (PCRC) (U2C)
    (RFA-NR-17-001)
    National Institute of Nursing Research
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 15, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date

Program Announcements

  • Health Information Technology (IT) to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes (R21)
    (PA-17-246)
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology (IT) Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Measures (U18)
    (PA-17-247)
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): September 25, 2017, September 25, 2018, and September 26, 2019), by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Activities to Promote Research Collaborations on Immune-Related Adverse Events (APRC-irAEs) Associated with Cancer Immunotherapy (Admin Supp)
    (PA-17-248)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): June 15, 2017 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

  • Extracellular Vesicles and Substance Use Disorders (R21)
    (PAR-17-242)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 15, 2017, January 16, 2018, August 15, 2018, January 15, 2019, August 15, 2019, January 15, 2020, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.

  • Collaborative Research Projects to Enhance Applicability of Mammalian Models for Translational Research (Collaborative R01)
    (PAR-17-244)
    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.

  • Research Projects to Enhance Applicability of Mammalian Models for Translational Research (R01)
    (PAR-17-245)
    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.

  • Limited Competition: Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Phase III – Transitional Centers (P30)
    (PAR-17-249)
    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.

  • Extracellular Vesicles and Substance Use Disorders (R01)
    (PAR-17-250)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 15, 2017, January 16, 2018, August 15, 2018, January 15, 2019, August 15, 2019, January 15, 2020), by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.

PCA Women of Tech August 5, 2017

2017 Women of Tech Alumni Reunion - August 3–5

Adrienne,

Mark your calendar, as a woman of Michigan Tech, we’re celebrating you! The Presidential Council of Alumnae and Alumni Engagement are teaming up to offer a Women of Tech celebration during Alumni Reunion the evening of Saturday, August 5.

Reconnect with friends or make new ones and support female scholarships by bidding on great items during a silent auction. All are welcome, so plan to bring a friend, partner or group to celebrate!

For a preliminary schedule of events, lodging information, or if you would like to be contacted when registration is open, visit the Alumni Reunion website.

Call us at 1-877-688-2586 or email alumni@mtu.edu with any questions

Hope to see you back on campus in August!

Women of Tech 2017Women of Tech 2017


Collegiate Inventors Competition: Enter by June 5

Do you know a student or team with a groundbreaking invention?
If so, encourage them to enter their invention for a chance to:
Network with National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees
Win up to $10,000
Earn an all expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C.
One select team will be awarded the Arrow Innovation Prize. This exclusive Prize advances your team to the final round of judging in Washington, D.C. (all expenses paid) and includes a private networking opportunity with Arrow Electronics – a Fortune 150 technology company and leading global distributor of electronic components.
Submissions are due June 5, 2017.
For more information, visit www.invent.org/challenge

To help spread the word around campus, packages of flyers are available upon request.


Summer Youth Programs:

Summer Youth Programs cover many aspects of Engineering for pre-college students.  Here is an example (more at the link).

This program is a week-long discovery of the field of robotics and the application of the robots in human life from two new perspectives: explore the environment and augment human capabilities. In this week students practice engineering design process through experiencing design, production, and programming two of Michigan Tech’s robots, GUPPIE an underwater glider and Neu-pulator an EMG-controlled manipulator. Students learn how to program hobby level microprocessors, wire circuits, solder electronic components, assemble, test, and troubleshoot their robots.

http://www.syp.mtu.edu/courses-scholarship.php#Women_in_Robotics


Houghton One of Best Cities for Grad School

Houghton has been named one of the best cities in the US for grad school by Magoosh, an online college test-prep company. Houghton ranked 20th out of 117 other cities. According to their website, Magoosh analyzed each location based on 12 key indicators of academic, social and economic strength, paying special attention to the needs of graduate students.


NASA iTech Deadline April 7th

NASA iTech is a yearlong initiative to find innovative ideas with the most potential impact on future space exploration and support development of the most promising solutions.

Those ideas may come from small or large businesses, academia, other government organizations – or others who may not have previously had a forum to present their solutions to NASA leadership or their industry partners.

It’s easy to participate in NASA iTech. The first step for potential innovators to enter is to submit a five-page white paper summarizing proposed innovation to solve challenges in one of the focus areas listed.

http://www.NASAiTech.com


NSF RFPs

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: April 11, 2017
S2I2 Conceptualization Proposals
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-526, Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) is a bold and long-term investment that maintains a sustained focus on realizing the Cyberinfrastructure Framework for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21, http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10015/nsf10015.jsp), which envisions a highly reusable and interoperable cyberinfrastructure architecture that integrates large-scale computing, …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503489&WT.mc_id=USNSF_41&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Solicitation: NSF 17-546
Due Date: September 18, 2017
Institutional Limit: 1
Limit Summary: An organization may participate as submitting organization (or, in the case of collaborative proposals, as the lead organization) for at most one proposal responsive to this solicitation.Proposal submissions are limited to 1 per organization (except as non-lead in a collaborative proposal) to maintain a balanced geographic representation of the Regional Hubs and Spokes program and to increase diversity of participating institutions.

 

 Solicitation: NSF 17-545
Due Date: June 14, 2017
Institutional Limit: 1 (This is submitted through a company who subcontracts to Michigan Tech)
Limit Summary: An organization may submit no more than ONE Phase I proposal to this SBIR/STTR cycle (where SBIR/STTR cycle is defined to include the SBIR Phase I solicitation and the STTR Phase I solicitation with a June 14, 2017 deadline).  This eligibility constraint will be strictly enforced. In the event that an organization exceeds this limit, the first proposal received will be accepted and the remainder will be returned without review.
Solicitation: NSF 17-544
Due Date: June 14, 2017
Institutional Limit: 1 (This is submitted through a company who subcontracts to Michigan Tech)
Limit Summary: An organization may submit no more than ONE Phase I proposal to this SBIR/STTR cycle (where SBIR/STTR cycle is defined to include the SBIR Phase I solicitation and the STTR Phase I solicitation with a June 2017 deadline).  This eligibility constraint will be strictly enforced. In the event that an organization exceeds this limit, the first proposal received will be accepted, and the remainder will be returned without review.
Full Proposal Deadline Date: April 17, 2017
Invited Proposal Deadline
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-502 In recent years, somatic cells as therapeutic agents have provided new treatment approaches for a number of pathological conditions that were deemed untreatable, or difficult to treat. Several successful cell therapies using T cells have been demonstrated for cancer and autoimmune diseases, while stem cell therapies have given relief for heart disease and stroke. Hundreds of clinical trials are ongoing to examine efficacy of cell therapies for a variety of other diseases including diabetes, …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505376&WT.mc_id=USNSF_44&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Dear Colleague Letter: Removal of Deadlines for the Following Programs in the Division of Earth Sciences (EAR): Tectonics, Petrology and Geochemistry, Geophysics, and EarthScope

 

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)

Preliminary Proposal Deadline Date: April 19, 2017

Program Guidelines: NSF 17-516 The Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) program develops long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The Centers are catalyzed by an investment from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and are primarily supported by industry Center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the Center. Each Center is established to conduct research that is of interest to both the …

More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5501&WT.mc_id=USNSF_44&WT.mc_ev=click


Defense Health Program Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program

Anticipated Funding Opportunities for Fiscal Year 2017

Due to the current Continuing Resolution, the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Defense Appropriations bill has not been passed.  Although funds have not been appropriated for the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP), the PRCRP is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop ideas for submission to the anticipated FY17 funding opportunities.

FY17 PRCRP Program Announcements and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanisms are anticipated to be posted on Grants.gov in April 2017.  Pre-application and application deadlines will be available when the Program Announcements are released.  This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the Government, and funding of research projects received in response to these Program Announcements is contingent on the availability of Federal funds appropriated for the PRCRP.

As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Research and Development Directorate (J9) manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation.  The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

Congressionally Directed Topic Areas:  To be considered for funding, applications for the FY17 PRCRP must address at least one of the Topic Areas as directed by Congress.  Research applications in the areas of breast, prostate, lung (excluding mesothelioma), kidney, or ovarian cancer will not be accepted.

As of the release date of this pre-announcement, the FY17 PRCRP Topic Areas have not been finalized.  This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the Government to include any of these topic areas or others in the FY17 PRCRP.  The potential FY17 PRCRP Topic Areas are:

·         Bladder cancer ·         Liver cancer ·         Pancreatic cancer
·         Brain cancer ·         Lymphoma ·         Pediatric brain tumors
·         Colorectal cancer ·         Melanoma and other skin cancers ·         Stomach cancer
·         Immunotherapy* ·         Mesothelioma ·         Cancer in children, adolescents, and young adults
·         Listeria-based regimens for cancer ·         Neuroblastoma  

*As derived from the National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer terms (http://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms).  Immunotherapy is a type of biological therapy that uses substances to stimulate or suppress the immune system to help the body fight cancer.  Cancers studied under this Topic Area should be within the scope of the Congressional language and the intent of the Program Announcement(s).

†The definition of adolescents and young adults is derived from the National Cancer Institute (https://www.cancer.gov/types/aya) and can be considered to be people between the ages of 15-39 years.  Cancers studied under this Topic Area should be within the scope of the Congressional language and the intent of the Program Announcement(s).

 

 

The FY17 PRCRP Military Relevance Focus Areas are listed below:

To address the cancer health needs of both deployed and non-deployed personnel, their dependents, retirees, and Veterans, the FY17 PRCRP seeks to support studies that are responsive to at least one of Military Relevance Focus Areas listed below:

  • Militarily relevant risk factors associated with cancer (e.g., ionizing radiation, chemicals, infectious agents, and environmental carcinogens)
  • Gaps in cancer prevention, screening, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and/or survivorship that may affect the general population but have a particularly profound impact on the health and well-being of military members, Veterans, and their beneficiaries

 

Career Development Award

  • Principal Investigator (PI): Independent early-career investigator within 10 years after completion of his/her terminal degree (excluding time spent in residency or on family medical leave) by the time of the application submission deadline
  • Designated Mentor: Investigators at or above the level of Associate Professor (or equivalent); must have a proven publication and funding record in cancer research
  • New for FY17: Letter of Intent is required.  An invitation to submit a full application is not required.
  • Supports independent, early-career investigators to conduct impactful research with the mentorship of an experienced cancer researcher.
  • Must address at least one of the FY17 PRCRP Topic Areas.
  • Must address at least one of the FY17 PRCRP Military Relevance Focus Areas.
  • Preliminary data are not required.
  • Clinical trials are not allowed.
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $360,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Maximum period of performance is 3years

 

Idea Award with Special Focus

  • Independent investigator with a faculty-level appointment (or equivalent)
  • Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.
  • Supports innovative, untested, high-risk/potentially high-reward concepts, theories, paradigms, and/or methods in cancer research relevant to Service members, their families, and other military beneficiaries.
  • Emphasis on innovation and military relevance/impact.
  • Must address at least one of the FY17 PRCRP Topic Areas.
  • Must address at least one of the FY17 PRCRP Military Relevance Focus Areas.
  • Preliminary data are not required.
  • Clinical trials are not allowed.
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $400,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Maximum period of performance is 2years

 

Translational Team Science Award

  • At least two and up to three PIs must partner in one overarching correlative or translational research study
  • At least one of the PIs is encouraged to be a military or Department of Veterans Affairs investigator
  • Preproposal is required; application submission is by invitation only.
  • Supports translational correlative studies associated with an ongoing or completed clinical trial and/or translational study that can lead to a future clinical trial or clinical application in cancer research relevant to Service members, their families, and other military beneficiaries.
  • Not intended to support high throughput screenings, sequencing, etc.
  • Must address at least one of the FY17 PRCRP Topic Areas.
  • Must address at least one of the FY17 PRCRP Military Relevance Focus Areas.
  • Preliminary data are required.
  • Maximum funding for the entire period of performance is $1,000,000 for direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Maximum period of performance is 4years

 

A pre-application (Letter of Intent or preproposal) is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at https://eBRAP.org prior to the pre-application deadline.  All applications must conform to the final Program Announcements and General Application Instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from the Grants.govwebsite.  The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on Grants.gov.  A listing of all CDMRP funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

 

Applications must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal, Grants.gov.  Submission deadlines are not available until the Program Announcements are released.  For email notification when Program Announcements are released, subscribe to program-specific news and updates under “Email Subscriptions” on the eBRAP homepage at https://eBRAP.org.  For more information about the PRCRP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).

Point of Contact:

CDMRP Public Affairs
301-619-9783
usarmy.detrick.medcom-cdmrp.mbx.cdmrp-public-affairs@mail.mil