Category Archives: RFPs

Letter of Intent Deadline for NSF’s PREEVENTS is July 27, 2018.

The deadline for submitting a letter of intent to NSF’s ongoing Prediction of and Resilience against Extreme Events Program (PREEVENTS) is July 27, 2018.  NSF and the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) have supported basic research in scientific and engineering disciplines necessary to understand natural hazards and extreme events, including through the Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters (Hazards SEES) program and multiple core programs in the GEO Directorate.  PREEVENTS is a successor to Hazards SEES and is one element of the NSF-wide Risk and Resilience activity, which has the overarching goal of improving predictability and risk assessment, and increasing resilience, in order to reduce the impact of extreme events on our life, society, and economy.  PREEVENTS provides an additional mechanism to support research and related activities that will improve our understanding of the fundamental processes underlying natural hazards and extreme events in the geosciences. PREEVENTS is focused on natural hazards and extreme events, and not on technological or deliberately human-caused hazards.  PREEVENTS seeks projects that will (1) enhance understanding of the fundamental processes underlying natural hazards and extreme events on various spatial and temporal scales, as well as the variability inherent in such hazards and events, and (2) improve our capability to model and forecast such hazards and events.  In addition, PREEVENTS projects will improve our understanding of the effects of natural hazards and extreme events and will enable development, with support by other programs and organizations, of new tools to enhance societal preparedness and resilience against such impacts.  More information on this NSF funding opportunity can be found here.


NIH RFPs

Requests for Applications

  • High-Priority Behavioral and Social Research Networks (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-AG-19-015)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 1, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time

  • High-Priority Behavioral and Social Research Networks in Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-AG-19-016)
    National Institute on Aging
    Application Receipt Date(s): February 1, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time

  • Modeling and Simulation to Optimize HIV Prevention Research (MS OPR) (R01 Clinical Trial not allowed)
    (RFA-AI-18-026)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): December 13, 2018 , by 5:00 PM local time

  • Collaborative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) (UM1 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)
    (RFA-CA-18-025)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 28, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time

Program Announcements

  • Administrative Supplements to Promote Diversity in Small Businesses-SBIR/STTR (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PA-18-837)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): Applications are accepted on a rolling basis at any time starting 30 days after the Open Date until the expiration date

  • Enhancing Developmental Biology Research at Academic Research Enhancement Award Eligible Institutions (R15 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PAR-18-834)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): September 18, 2018, September 18, 2019, September 18, 2020, by 5:00 PM local time

  • Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R01 Clinical Trials Optional)
    (PAR-18-835)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): November 7, 2018; November 7, 2019,by 5:00 PM local time

  • Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-836)
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): November 7, 2018; November 7, 2019), by 5:00 PM local time 

NSF RFPs

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: July 19, 2018

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Program Guidelines: NSF 17-537
CAREER: The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education …
More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503214&WT.mc_id=USNSF_44&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Solicitation: NSF 17-516
Due Date: October 17, 2018
Institutional Limit: See Limit Summary
Limit Summary:There is no limit to the number of proposals an eligible Institution may submit to this program, as long as each proposed Site belongs to a different IUCRC.
Solicitation: NSF 18-565
Due Date: September 19, 2018

NIH RFPs

Requests for Applications

  • Sustained Release Innovation for HIV (SRI) (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (RFA-AI-18-006)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 30, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time

  • Immune Mechanisms at the Maternal-Fetal Interface (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (RFA-AI-18-023)
    National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt Date(s): October 4, 2018 , by 5:00 PM local time

  • NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Bases (UG1 Clinical Trial Required)
    (RFA-CA-18-015)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 31, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time

  • NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Community Sites (UG1 Clinical Trial Required)
    (RFA-CA-18-016)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 31, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time

  • NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Minority/Underserved Community Sites (UG1 Clinical Trial Required)
    (RFA-CA-18-017)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 31, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time

  • Gastrointestinal Mechanisms Contributing to HIV Pathogenesis (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-DK-18-009)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): March 14, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time

  • Development of Novel Nonsteroidal Contraceptive Methods (R61/R33 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-HD-19-015)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 6, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time

  • Large Animal Testing Centers for Evaluation of Somatic Cell Genome Editing Tools (U42 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-RM-18-014)
    Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)
    Application Receipt Date(s): August 24, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time

Program Announcements

  • Minor Use Minor Species Development of Drugs (R01)
    (PAR-18-827)
    Food and Drug Administration
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): August 27, 2018; January 18, 2019; August 16, 2019; January 17, 2020; August 14, 2020; January 15, 2021 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time

  • NCCIH Natural Product Early Phase Clinical Trial Award (R33 Clinical Trial Required)
    (PAR-18-828)
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    Office of Dietary Supplements
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): New Applications: August 31, 2018; February 7, 2019; and October 8, 2019by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. Resubmission Applications: September 7, 2018; February 21, 2019; and October 22, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time

  • NCCIH Natural Product Early Phase Clinical Trial Phased Innovation Award (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Required)
    (PAR-18-829)
    National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
    Office of Dietary Supplements
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): New Applications: August 31, 2018; February 7, 2019; and October 8, 2019by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. Resubmission Applications: September 7, 2018; February 21, 2019; and October 22, 2019, by 5:00 PM local time

  • The Role of Epitranscriptomics in Development and Disease (R01 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PAR-18-830)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    National Cancer Institute
    National Eye Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): November 7, 2018, June 3, 2019, March 3, 2020, November 7, 2020, June 3, 2021, by 5:00 PM local time

  • The Role of Epitranscriptomics in Development and Disease (R21 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PAR-18-831)
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): November 7, 2018, June 3, 2019, March 3, 2020, November 7, 2020, June 3, 2021, by 5:00 PM local time
  • AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-832)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): September 11, 2018, September 11, 2019, September 11, 2020, by 5:00 PM local time

  • Developmental AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-833)
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): September 11, 2018, September 11, 2019, September 11, 2020, by 5:00 PM local time 

Engineering Directorate at NSF: Engineering Corner newsletter

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the new Engineering Corner newsletter, an occasional note to the community about happenings within the Engineering Directorate at NSF. I hope you find the information useful.

NO DEADLINES
The biggest news within the Directorate is the shift from submission windows to “no deadlines” (http://bit.ly/nodeadlinedcl) for all our unsolicited core programs. As of August 15, there are no more “submission windows” for unsolicited proposals to CBET, CMMI, ECCS, or EEC core programs.

Investigators can submit proposals at any time during the year, giving you more flexibility to build collaborations, discuss your planned proposal with the relevant NSF program director, and make sure the proposal is as good as it can be before it is submitted (without rushing to make the deadline).

Note that specific solicitations, such as NSF CAREER, Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI), Cyber-Physical Systems, etc., will still have deadlines. Please consult the NSF Engineering website for a FAQ (http://bit.ly/nodeadlinefaq) and other details, and find links to the programs that we fund.

CONVERGENCE ACCELERATORS
You may have heard about NSF’s 10 Big Ideas for future investment (http://bit.ly/nsfbigideas), research areas that are ripe for transformational advances, ranging from The Quantum Leap to Understanding the Rules of Life. Engineers have a role to play in all of these ideas, so I encourage you to stay tuned for opportunities to submit research proposals.

Later this year, NSF will launch a new research funding mechanism called “Convergence Accelerators,” targeting two of these Big Ideas: Harnessing the Data Revolution and the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier. Convergence research represents the deep integration of multiple disciplines, with the goal of solving a specific research problem. Convergence Accelerators are envisioned to use cohorts of diverse and interdisciplinary teams to attack these hard research problems, starting with an intense, short time frame that leads to a “pitch” requesting funding for the longer, more dedicated phase of research. There will also be the potential for teams to win prizes based on their research.

NAVIGATING THE NEW ARCTIC
Another of the NSF 10 Big Ideas, Navigating the New Arctic (http://bit.ly/navnewarctic), was a topic at the April meeting of the NSF Engineering Advisory Committee. In a joint session with the Office of Polar Programs Advisory Committee, we discussed how engineers could respond to challenges and opportunities as Arctic sea ice recedes and permafrost melts, new shipping lanes open up and natural resource exploration expands.

I encourage you to think about how engineering research can make contributions to this and all of the NSF Big Ideas.

Best regards,
Dawn

Dawn Tilbury
NSF Assistant Director for Engineering


NSF RFPs

Full Proposal Deadline Date: July 10, 2018
Program Guidelines: NSF 18-550
Introduction to the Program:The NSF SBIR program focuses on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. Unlike fundamental research, the NSF SBIR program supports startups and small businesses in the creation of innovative, disruptive technologies, getting discoveries out of the lab and into the market.  The NSF SBIR Program …   More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505233&WT.mc_id=USNSF_44&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Full Proposal Deadline Date: July 10, 2018
Program Guidelines: NSF 18-551
Introduction to the Program:   The NSF STTR program focuses on transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial potential and/or societal benefit. Unlike fundamental research, the NSF STTR program supports startups and small businesses in the creation of innovative, disruptive technologies, getting discoveries out of the lab and into the market.  The NSF STTR Program …   More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505362&WT.mc_id=USNSF_44&WT.mc_ev=click

 

06/12/2018 11:00 AM EDT

In September 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Integrative Activities funded the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to conduct a study on the prevalence and impact of sexual harassment in science, engineering and medical departments and programs. The results of that study are now publicly available in a new report, Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture and …

 

Engineering Design and System Engineering

 

Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment

 

Dear Colleague Letter: STEM Education for the Future

 

Letter of Intent Deadline Date: July 16, 2018
Program Guidelines: NSF 17-602
The LEAP HI program challenges the engineering research community to take a leadership role in addressing demanding, urgent, and consequential challenges for advancing America’s prosperity, health and infrastructure.  LEAP HI proposals confront engineering problems that are too complex to yield to the efforts of a single investigator — problems that require sustained and coordinated effort from interdisciplinary research teams, with goals that are not achievable through a series …  More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505475&WT.mc_id=USNSF_44&WT.mc_ev=click


Special grant opportunity available to support coastal ecosystems and communities

The OGL’s Coastal Management Program today announces a grant funding opportunity focusing on healthy coastal habitats, waters and communities.

Coastal Program Manager Ronda Wuycheck said, “for this initiative, we’re seeking to partner with coastal communities on nature-based solutions while improving connections to the coast for public use and enjoyment.”

The grant funding opportunity will make $300,000 available for planning projects that protect, preserve, restore and enhance coastal ecosystems. Coastal Management Program staff will provide technical assistance and guidance to grantees.

Download the coastal grant funding opportunity

Complete applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered no later than September 4, 2018. For more information, visit the Coastal Program’s website or contact Karen Boase.


Celebrating 40 years in 2018, Michigan’s Coastal Management Program works in partnership with NOAA, which supports a network of state-federal partnerships protecting America’s coasts. 


FY 19 Fringe Benefit Rates

by Office of the Vice President for Finance

The Office of Naval Research has recently approved Michigan Tech’s Fiscal Year 2019 predetermined fringe benefit rates effective July 1, 2018. The rate agreement can be found online.

Beginning July 1, 2018, these rates will be applied to all funds including active sponsored projects. Effective immediately, the rates will be used for Sponsored Programs proposal budgeting.

In accordance with the Fiscal Year 2019 approved predetermined fringe benefit rate agreement, the rates effective July 1, 2018, are as follows:

  • Regular Non-Student Employees Rate 37.4%
  • Summer/Additional Compensation Rate 20.5%
  • Graduate Student Rate 8.6%
  • Temporary Employees Rate 10%
  • Undergraduate Student Rate 0%

If you have any questions regarding proposals and budgeting, email Lisa Jukkala or call 7-2226. For questions regarding charging of sponsored projects, email Tammy LaBissoniere or call 7-2244. For questions regarding charging of non-sponsored funds, email Sue Laajala or call 7-2121.


Updated Tables for Estimating GRA Stipends and Tuition

by Office of the Vice President for Research

The Vice President for Research Office has updated the graduate student tables for budgeting stipends and tuition. These rates are to be used immediately in proposal budgets to external sponsors.

The tuition rates per credit differ between Non-Engineering/Computer Science and the Engineering/Computer Science disciplines. Remember to take this into account when budgeting for one credit. Budgeting for research mode is now an option at the proposal stage; those rates are also included in the table.

The updated GRA Stipend Rates and GRA Tuition Rates tables can be found on the VPR forms page.


SRC opens TWO Solicitations: Computer Aided Design and Test (CADT) and Nanomanufacturing Materials and Processes (NMP)

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) is soliciting white papers in the areas of Computer-Aided Design and Test (CADT) and Nanomanufacturing Materials and Processes (NMP).  Please note that white papers addressing the needs in the corresponding Research Needs documents may be uploaded until July 11, 2018 @ 3 PM ET/12 PM PT. Each researcher may be involved in no more than two submissions per call. A selected white paper will result in an invitation to submit a full proposal for further consideration for a research contract.

The white paper solicitations, needs documents, and instructions for web-based submissions can be found at: