NSF RFP

FYI on the NSF Dear Colleague letter encouraging proposals related to Hurricane Harvey – https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17128/nsf17128.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_30&WT.mc_ev=clickEAGER, RAPID, and supplemental funding to existing awards are highlighted.  Dave R
 Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 11, 2017
for Phase II renewals
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-564  The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. CCIs that address these challenges will produce transformative research, lead to innovation, and attract broad scientific and public interest. CCIs are agile structures that can respond rapidly to emerging opportunities through enhanced collaborations. CCIs integrate research, innovation, education, broadening …  More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13635&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Window: October 10, 2017
MEDIUM Projects
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-576  In today’s increasingly networked, distributed, and asynchronous world, cybersecurity involves hardware, software, networks, data, people, and integration with the physical world. However, society’s overwhelming reliance on this complex cyberspace has exposed its fragility and vulnerabilities: corporations, agencies, national infrastructure and individuals have been victims of cyber-attacks. Achieving a truly secure cyberspace requires addressing both challenging scientific and … More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504709&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 10, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-575  NSF’s Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) have joined to support the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program. This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM) in-service and pre-service teachers, full-time community college faculty, and university … More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505170&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 10, 2017
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-574  A well-prepared, innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is crucial to the Nation’s health and economy. Indeed, recent policy actions and reports have drawn attention to the opportunities and challenges inherent in increasing the number of highly qualified STEM graduates, including STEM teachers. Priorities include educating students to be leaders and innovators in emerging and rapidly changing STEM fields as well as educating a scientifically literate … More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505169&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Target Date: October 13, 2017
Second Friday of October
Program Guidelines: PD 10-1264  The Algebra and Number Theory program supports research in algebra, algebraic and arithmetic geometry, number theory, and representation theory.Conferences  Principal Investigators should carefully read the program solicitation “Conferences and Workshops in the Mathematical Sciences” (link below) to obtain important information regarding the substance of proposals for conferences, workshops, summer/winter schools, and similar activities.  …  More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5431&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Window: September 22, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-1464 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 existing …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13340&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
 Full Proposal Window: September 22, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-8092  Materials Engineering and Processing  (MEP)    The Materials Engineering and Processing (MEP) program supports fundamental research addressing the processing and 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 a …   More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504950&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 

 Full Proposal Window: September 22, 2017
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, … More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13352&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

 Full Proposal Window: September 22, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-7569  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: September 22, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-7479  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 https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13523&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Window: September 22, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-014Y The Engineering for Natural Hazards (ENH) program supports fundamental research that advances knowledge for understanding and mitigating 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, storm surge, and landslides.  The constructed civil infrastructure supported by the ENH program includes building systems, such as the … More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505177&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Window: September 22, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-1468  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 https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13346&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Window: September 22, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-1638 The IMEE program supports fundamental, multidisciplinary research on the impact of hazards and disasters 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, integrating multiple perspectives, methods and results from …  More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13353&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Window: September 22, 2017
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 https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504809&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Window: September 22, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-1630  The Mechanics of Materials and Structures program supports fundamental research in mechanics as related to the behavior of deformable solid materials and structures under internal and external actions. The program supports a diverse spectrum of research with emphasis on transformative advances in experimental, theoretical, and computational methods. Submitted proposals should clearly emphasize the contributions to the field of mechanics.  Proposals related to material response are …  More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13355&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Window: September 22, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-058Y The Mind, Machine and Motor Nexus (M3X) program supports fundamental research at the intersection of mind, machine and motor. A distinguishing characteristic of the program is an integrated treatment of human intent, perception, and behavior in interaction with embodied and intelligent engineered systems and as mediated by motor manipulation. M3X projects should advance the holistic analysis of cognition and of embodiment as present in both human and machine elements. More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505402&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Window: September 22, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 16-006Y  The Operations Engineering (OE) program supports fundamental research on advanced analytical methods for improving operations in complex decision-driven environments.  Analytical methods include, but are not limited to, deterministic and stochastic modeling, optimization, decision and risk analysis, data science, and simulation.  Methodological research is highly encouraged but must be motivated by problems that have potential for high impact in engineering applications.  …More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505202&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Window: September 22, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-1637  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 …   More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13358&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Window: September 22, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-1788  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 https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13347&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
 Full Proposal Window: September 22, 2017
Program Guidelines: PD 17-8085  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 https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504788&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)

Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 13, 2017

Program Guidelines: NSF 15-576 This program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The information associated with various collections of …  More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503559&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

 

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NIH RFPs

Requests for Applications

  • Next Generation Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (NGM) (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (RFA-AI-17-028)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 19, 2018 , by 5:00 PM

  • Repurposing Target-Based Pharmaceutical Libraries for Discovery of Therapeutics against Eukaryotic Pathogens (R21/R33)
    (RFA-AI-17-036)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): January 12, 2018, by 5:00 PM

  • Exploiting HIV and/or Host Genomic Information to Understand HIV Compartments or Reactivation in Individuals with Substance Use Disorders (R61/R33)
    (RFA-DA-18-016)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt Date(s): December 13, 2017, by 5:00 PM

  • NINR Center of Excellence (P30)
    (RFA-NR-17-004)
    National Institute of Nursing Research
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 30, 2017, by 5:00 PM

Program Announcements

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-sponsored National Research Service Award (NRSA)Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)
    (PA-17-481)
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • NINDS Renewal Awards of SBIR Phase II Grants (Phase IIB) for Clinical Trials and Clinical Research (R44)
    (PAR-17-479)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply by 5:00 PM

  • NINDS Renewal Awards of SBIR Phase II Grants (Phase IIB) for Pre-Clinical Research (R44)
    (PAR-17-480)
    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Comparative Genomics Research Program (R01)
    (PAR-17-482)
    National Human Genome Research Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Standard dates apply, by 5:00 PM

  • Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R21)
    (PAR-17-483)
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    National Cancer Institute
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): December 4, 2017, December 4, 2018, December 4, 2019.

  • Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01)
    (PAR-17-484)
    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
    National Cancer Institute
    National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): December 4, 2017, December 4, 2018, December 4, 2019.

  • NIMH Research Education Mentoring Programs for HIV/AIDS Researchers (R25)
    (PAR-17-485)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): September 7, 2018; September 7, 2019; September 7, 2020, by 5:00 PM 

ORAU Information: Deadlines for Submissions – ORNL HFIR and CNMS

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) Proposal Deadline:  NOON (Eastern), Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Proposals for beam time at Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) will be accepted until Noon Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, October 11, 2017. This call is for HFIR instruments only for experiments anticipated to run January through June 2018.

Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) is not included in the October 2017 proposal call due to a planned extended outage from January to May 2018 for facility upgrades. The spring 2018 proposal call will close February 21, 2018, for experiments anticipated to run at SNS from June to December 2018, and at HFIR from July to December 2018.

Specific information on this call and each of the instruments available during this experimental period is included on the proposal call instrument list. . Proposals will be reviewed by an external review committee for scientific merit, and internally reviewed for feasibility and safety. To learn more about submitting a proposal for beam time, visit our website or go directly to the proposal system (IPTS).

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) Proposal Deadline:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is soliciting proposals for user-initiated nanoscience research that will make effective use of CNMS facilities and staff expertise. The CNMS nanoscience research program provides users with access to a broad range of capabilities for nanomaterials design, synthesis, characterization, and theory/modeling/simulation and access is provided at no cost to users for research that is in the public domain and intended for publication in the open literature.

Scientifically high-impact proposals are sought that take advantage of any of the following CNMS research capabilities:

  • Macromolecular Nanomaterials
  • Functional Hybrid Nanomaterials
  • Nanomaterials Theory Institute
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy
  • Chemical Imaging
  • Nanofabrication Research Laboratory

o   Bio-Inspired Nanomaterials

  • Electron & Atom Probe Microscopy
  • Opportunity to request beamtime for Neutron Scattering

Proposal Development
The CNMS website provides detailed descriptions of specific CNMS Research Capabilities that are offered to users, and this list of capabilities is duplicated in checklist form on the downloadableCNMS User Proposal Form.  Prospective users are invited and strongly encouraged to contact CNMS staff members in the respective research areas to discuss their proposal ideas and learn more about the specific capabilities of interest to them.

Please review the Guidelines for Submission of a CNMS User Research Proposal and the Instructions for Submitting a Proposal.  Approved projects will be granted access to CNMS facilities during the period February 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019.

ORAU, University Partnerships Office

University.partnerships@orau.org

www.orau.org


Challenges of the Academic Founder: Monday Oct 9, 12-1pm

Challenges of the Academic Founder:  Monday Oct 9, 12-1pm

Where:  Memorial Union Building, Ballroom B1

Who: Ted Dacko, Arbor Dakota

Many entrepreneurs and companies have great ideas. But growing those great ideas into great companies is more complex than it appears. Customers do not flock to you because you have a great idea. Ted Dacko helps you grow that great idea into a great company. He specializes in helping early stage tech companies with developing uncontested markets, sharpening their message and presence, improving their sales discipline and achieving the growth that they, and their investors desire. He combines creativity with experience with hard work to achieve results that will not disappoint. We love the dirty, messy, ugly process of early stage company development.

–       Ted Dacko, Arbor Dakota
You are cordially invited to an open session hosted by the MTEC SmartZone. Ted Dacko, from Ann Arbor Michigan, is a serial entrepreneur with many years experience in turning around and growing various firms.  At this session Ted will share his thoughts on the challenges an academic founder might face when commercializing an idea and starting their company.  This event will take place in Ballroom B1 in the MUB.  Please RSVP by emailing Jason Mack at jmack@mtecsz.com.  Walk-ins are welcome.


Ted Dacko: Avoiding Common Mistakes that Entrepreneurs Make and B2B Sales Operations Guide: Oct. 10

Avoiding Common Mistakes that Entrepreneurs Make and B2B Sales Operations Guide

Where: Lakeshore Center

Many entrepreneurs and companies have great ideas. But growing those great ideas into great companies is more complex than it appears. Customers do not flock to you because you have a great idea. Ted Dacko helps you grow that great idea into a great company. He specializes in helping early stage tech companies with developing uncontested markets, sharpening their message and presence, improving their sales discipline and achieving the growth that they, and their investors desire. He combines creativity with experience with hard work to achieve results that will not disappoint. We love the dirty, messy, ugly process of early stage company development.

–       Ted Dacko, Arbor Dakota

You are cordially invited to TWO sessions hosted by the MTEC SmartZone. Ted Dacko from Ann Arbor Michigan is a serial entrepreneur with many years experience in fixing and growing various firms (including an impressive turnaround for a medical company).

Tuesday October 10th

8-10am:       Avoiding Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

11-12:30       B2B Sales Operations Guide

1:30 – 4:30   One on One sessions with Ted!

Some invitations will be sent out shortly. Please RSVP but walk-ins are welcome. To sign up for a one on one session with Ted, sign up HERE

Let us know if you have any questions.  Otherwise we hope to see you there!



Professor Lewandowski: Professional Skills Workshop on Sept. 22, 9-11 Fisher 133

Please see subject and attached. Professor Lewandowski is a Michigan Tech Alumni and here for the PCA meeting next week. She is currently an American Physical Society Seminar Leader for the “Communication and Negotiation Skills Seminar for Women Program” and graciously offered to facilitated this workshop for women students and postdocs.
I attended one of these some years ago during an APS Spring Meeting and thought it was extremely instructive. The things covered are equally useful for women across all STEM and other fields of research I suspect. It would be great if you could share this opportunity with women students in your departments, and encourage them to attend.
I would appreciate it if you could asked interested students to send me (petra@mtu.edu) an RSVP, making the planning for us a bit easier.
Let me know if you have questions.

Best,

Petra


Lecture Series on Experimental Fluid Dynamics: Dr. Dennis van der Voort

Lecture Series on Experimental Fluid Dynamics

Dr. Dennis van der Voort

Michigan Technological University and Eindhoven University of Technology.

Weekly beginning September 14, 2017

Thursday, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM, Fisher Hall – 131

Sponsored by the Elizabeth and Richard Henes Center for Quantum Phenomena and the Department of Physics, Michigan Technological University.

Abstract

A series of lectures covering the basics and measurement protocols of experimental techniques in fluid dynamics, emphasizing laser and optical methods. The lectures will cover Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), both in general and in relation to turbulence measurements, as well as Laser-induced Fluorescence/Phosphorescence (LIF/LIP), Schlieren, and Schadowgraphy. A previously completed course in basic fluid mechanics is recommended, but not required.

With best regards,

Sanghamitra

Sanghamitra Senapati,

Department of Physics,
Michigan Technological University
phone:906-487-2086