Two-Tier Internal Deadline Implemented for all NSF Opportunities

by Sponsored Programs Office

Due to the success of the two-tier internal deadline pilot, and in addition to its implementation to all NIH proposals, the Sponsored Programs Office will expand and permanently implement the two-tier internal deadline structure for all proposals due to the NSF on or after July 1, 2018.

As a reminder, all final internal documents and the application package are due to the Sponsored Programs Office no later than 7 a.m., one week (seven calendar days) prior to the sponsor deadline. The application package must be completed in the appropriate submission system (Fastlane, Research.gov, NIH ASSIST or Grants.gov Workspace).

However, not all of the science documents in the application package need to be finalized and the application package does not need to include the completed budget forms. Once the Sponsored Programs Office receives the internal documents and the application package, personnel in the Sponsored Programs Office will enter the approved budget into the applicable application package—the PI/researcher will not need to complete this task.

All final science related documents are due via e-mail to the Sponsored Programs Office no later than 7 a.m. the day of the sponsor deadline. Once received, personnel in the Sponsored Programs Office will upload the final documents into the application package. This later deadline will provide valuable time for the PI/researcher to focus on the science aspects of the proposal.

The specific science-related documents for the application package will be identified and communicated to the respective Principal Investigator once the intent to submit is known.

Feel free to contact the Sponsored Programs Office at 7-2226 if you have any questions.


Come to the annual Lake Superior Celebration and Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative 10-Year Celebration ~ 6-8 pm, Thursday, May 10th at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center

**Due to the power outage at the GLRC on Thursday, May 10, we have had to relocate the Lake Superior Celebration to the Forestry Atrium at MTU**

The community is invited to the Lake Superior Celebration at Michigan Tech’s Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) from 6-8 pm, Thursday, May 10. The event is FREE, family-friendly, and open to all.  The Lake Superior Celebration will include informative displays by local agencies and organizations. There will be hands-on activities for youth, displays and presentations.

Hands On Activities for Students in 104 GLRC include:

6:15 pm   Leave No Trace Recreation  w/ Copper Harbor Trails Club (Nathan Miller)

6:45 pm   Make Your Own Packaging (small paper boxes)

7:15 pm   Make Heart Healthy Fruit Smoothies & Plant Spring Flowers.
More than a dozen community organizations and businesses will have displays:

  • Walking Paths & Protected Areas of the Keweenaw
  • How the Rock Connects Us – Book signing with Professor Emeritus Bill Rose
  • Calumet Farmers’ Market
  • G & A Farmers Market & Garden Center
  • MORE!

Presentations:
MTU Sustainability House by resident Hannah Reish
Student Presentations – EB Holman Students, Dollar Bay HS Student Organization of Aquatic Robotics

AND…

World Water Day art exhibit
Lake Superior Soundscapes
Live Music: A Handful of Humans instrumental & song!

Refreshments: cake, lemonade & coffee provided.

The event is sponsored by the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education, Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach, and the Great Lake Research Center. For more information: contact:  Shawn Oppliger at 482-0331 or shawn@copperisd.org at the Copper Country ISD or Joan Chadde 906-487-3341 and jchadde@mtu.edu  at Michigan Tech.

Visit the Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative on the web http://lakesuperiorstewardship.org/ or on Facebook.

Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative (LSSI)

Bringing schools & communities together in the stewardship of Lake Superior and its watershed.

All Invited!  Free! 

Sponsored by Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Western U.P. Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education, Michigan Tech Center for Science & Environmental Outreach, Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center

Funded in part with a grant from the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.


Funder-Researcher Conversation: May 9th Visit from the Blue Cross Blue Shield, Michigan Foundation

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Michigan Foundation will be on campus Wednesday, May 9th  to engage with researchers who focus on applied projects designed to improve the quality, cost and access to health care. Investigator Initiated Research awards are up to $75,000 per year. The next submission deadline for this program is June 29th.

Dr. Nora Maloy, Director of Research Programs will provide a brief presentation on their  Investigator Initiated  Research Program.  There will also be a brief overview of health-related research happening on campus.

This will be followed by an open conversation between funder and faculty.  During this time faculty can informally ask about project ideas and receive feedback on alignment and/or suggestions for better aligning project ideas with BCBSM funding priorities.

All are welcome to attend an informational session on Wednesday May 9th from 11:00 to noon in the 2nd floor conference room of the Great Lakes Research Center.

For seating purposes, please RSVP if you plan to attend this session by emailing smkokko@mtu.edu.


NIH RFPs

Requests for Applications

  • Undergraduate Summer Research Education in Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-DK-18-006)
    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 6, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time

  • Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-HL-19-024)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 10, 2018, February 26, 2019, September 10, 2019, February 26, 2020, September 10, 2020, February 26, 2021), by 5:00 PM local time

  • Catalyzing Innovation in Late Phase Clinical Trial Design and Statistical Analysis Plans (U34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-HL-19-027)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt Date(s): July 19, 2018; October 19, 2018 , by 5:00 PM local time

  • BRAIN Initiative: Development and Validation of Novel Tools to Probe Cell-Specific and Circuit-Specific Processes in the Brain (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (RFA-MH-19-136)
    Application Receipt Date(s): September 27, 2018; September 6, 2019; September 9,2020 , by 5:00 PM local time

Program Announcements

  • AHRQ Health Services Research Dissertation Program (R36)
    (PA-18-765)
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1 annually, beginning August 1, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time

  • Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE) (Collaborative U54 Clinical Trial Optional)
    (PAR-18-767)
    National Cancer Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): January 9, 2019; January 9, 2020, by 5:00 PM local time

  • Catalyzing Innovation in Late Phase Clinical Trial Design and Statistical Analysis Plans Resource Access (X01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
    (PAR-18-768)
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Application Receipt/Submission Date(s): July 19, 2018; October 19, 2018 , by 5:00 PM local time 

Review of Foreign National Restrictions on Awards Education Session

This is a reminder that the Vice President for Research Office will host an educational session, “Review of Foreign National Restrictions on Awards” from noon to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 9th.  The session will be in the Memorial Union Alumni Lounge. Registration is open and ends on May 8.

This session will help faculty and staff understand and address foreign national restrictions considerations when conducting research.  Topics covered will include: managing technical data, intellectual property and proprietary materials; defining and working with foreign nationals, publishing and teaching; and exporting and licensing considerations.

Register now to reserve a seat!   This workshop is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research. There will be desserts and beverages provided, please bring your own lunch.   If you have questions, please contact Ramona Englund at 487-2654 or rlenglun@mtu.edu.

NSF RFPs

 Full Proposal Deadline Date: May 29, 2018
Program Guidelines: NSF 18-542  The National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Directorates for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) and Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS) recently launched the Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) Phase I program with the goal of promoting long-term, interdisciplinary research and training activities that engage theoretical computer scientists, statisticians, …   More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505527&WT.mc_id=USNSF_44&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Deadline Date: June 4, 2018
Program Guidelines: NSF 18-548  The landscape of jobs and work is changing at unprecedented speed, driven by the development of new technologies that have moved from the factory floor to an expanding array of knowledge and service occupations. These changes promise benefits to the Nation in the creation of new industries and occupations, increased productivity, opportunity for innovation, and sustained global leadership. But there are risks as well. Technological advances scale back the need for some workers, and in some …  More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505528&WT.mc_id=USNSF_44&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Deadline Date: June 4, 2018
Program Guidelines: NSF 18-548  The landscape of jobs and work is changing at unprecedented speed, driven by the development of new technologies that have moved from the factory floor to an expanding array of knowledge and service occupations. These changes promise benefits to the Nation in the creation of new industries and occupations, increased productivity, opportunity for innovation, and sustained global leadership. But there are risks as well. Technological advances scale back the need for some workers, and in some …   More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505528&WT.mc_id=USNSF_43&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Deadline Date: June 1, 2018
Program Guidelines: NSF 16-542   The Antarctic Artists and Writers Program furnishes U.S. Antarctic Program operational support, and round-trip economy air tickets between the United States and the Southern Hemisphere, to artists and writers whose work requires them to be in the Antarctic to complete their proposed project. The Program does not provide any funding to participants, including for such items as salaries, materials, completion of the envisioned works, or any other purpose.  More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503518&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Deadline Date: June 4, 2018
Program Guidelines: NSF 18-547   The objective of the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program is to develop, deploy and integrate security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity, resilience and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow. CICI seeks three categories of projects:  1.     Secure Scientific Cyberinfrastructure: These awards seek to secure the scientific workflow by encouraging …  More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505159&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click
Full Proposal Deadline Date: June 4, 2018
Program Guidelines: NSF 18-548  The landscape of jobs and work is changing at unprecedented speed, driven by the development of new technologies that have moved from the factory floor to an expanding array of knowledge and service occupations. These changes promise benefits to the Nation in the creation of new industries and occupations, increased productivity, opportunity for innovation, and sustained global leadership. But there are risks as well. Technological advances scale back the need for some workers, and in some …   More at https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505528&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

Computing4Change Project at the Super Computing Conference

Here’s a free project opportunity for undergraduate students in all fields, not only computer science.

Do you know of currently enrolled undergraduate students who want not just to enhance their skills, but also to create positive change in their community? Please forward this information to them about a one-of-a-kind learning experience culminating in a week at SC18, Super Computing Conference with travel, hotel, and registration expenses covered.

Undergraduate students are invited to apply for this fall semester project, ending with a workshop at SC18 in Dallas in November. Could advanced computing and data analysis impact gun violence, immigration, or race relations in their community? Participants will learn to think computationally and improving real problems. Diversity is encouraged, and no programming skills are required.  Travel, hotel, & SC18 registration covered for the 16 students selected.

Apply today!

Applications close May 21

Details at http://www.sighpc.org/computing4change


DOE Funding Announcements: time-sensitive notice

See below for information related to a number of DOE RFPs that have been released recently (and some more that are coming in the near future). Some of these have short deadlines associated with them. (A surprising outcome of the federal budget situation is that a number of agencies, including DOE, have received sizeable pots of $$ that they need to spend relatively quickly).

Links to DOE funding portals

DOE EERE:  https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/

DOE Office of Science:  https://science.energy.gov/grants/foas/open/
DOE ARPA-E:  https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/

GRANTS.GOV (Other DOE): https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html

 

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VentureWell: Sustainable design and technology grants available

Get funding and support to pioneer new ways to engage students in sustainable design and technology innovation and entrepreneurship
Many colleges and universities are lacking the integration of sustainable design principles into courses and programs that teach innovation and entrepreneurship. Because of this, faculty and staff are not aware or do not have the resources to integrate this content into their courses or programs.

We are seeking proposals for innovative ideas to create new or transform existing courses and programs that focus on sustainable technology or sustainable design, including, but not limited to:

  • Sustainability

  • Climate change

  • Cleantech/renewable energy innovation

  • Green design: efficiency, materials selection

  • Green chemistry

  • Novel approaches to integration with materials science, biomedical engineering, or other disciplines

Deadline: May 23, 2018

  Learn More   

Two-Tier Internal Deadline Implementation for NSF Opportunities

Due to the success of the two-tier internal deadline pilot, and in addition to its implementation to all NIH proposals, the Sponsored Programs Office will expand and permanently implement the two-tier internal deadline structure for all proposals due to the NSF on or after July 1, 2018.

As a reminder, all final internal documents and the application package are due to the Sponsored Programs Office no later than 7:00 a.m., 1 week (7 calendar days) prior to the sponsor deadline.  The application package must be completed in the appropriate submission system (Fastlane, Research.gov, NIH ASSIST, or Grants.gov Workspace).  Not all of the science documents in the application package, however, need to be final and the application package does not need to include the completed budget forms.  Once the Sponsored Programs Office receives the internal documents and the application package, personnel in the Sponsored Programs Office will enter the approved budget into the applicable application package….the PI/researcher will not need to complete this task.

All final science related documents are due via e-mail to the Sponsored Programs Office no later than 7:00 a.m. the day of the sponsor deadline.  Once received, personnel in the Sponsored Programs Office will upload the final documents into the application package.  This later deadline will provide valuable time for the PI/researcher to focus on the science aspects of the proposal.

The specific science related documents for the application package will be identified and communicated to the respective Principal Investigator once the intent to submit is known.

Feel free to contact the Sponsored Programs Office at 487-2226 if you have any questions.