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Friendly Reminder: Proposal Request Form
Individuals serving as principal investigator on a CEHS-led proposal or co-investigator/collaborator on a grant proposal led by another college or external organization must submit a Proposal Request Form a minimum of 14 business days prior to the proposal due date. Doing so ensures the timely routing of your proposal for review and approval by College administration, Central Sponsored Programs Administration (formerly known as University Research Services), Grants & Contracts Financial Administration, and, if required, University Research Compliance.
Please address any questions or concerns regarding the information contained within to your Sponsored Programs contact: Kayley Watson (Kayley.Watson@okstate.edu) or Samar Abid (Samar.Abid@okstate.edu).
Our office is excited to share that we have a new member of our team; Erin Brown has joined us as of August 14th as a Sponsored Programs Specialist. Erin comes to us with a background in teaching at Pawnee Public Schools, as well as experience in proposal submission and award management from her time as a Curator at the Oklahoma Historical Society. Erin is also an OSU graduate, with a M.S. degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Please help us welcome Erin back to OSU
- Write Winning Grants WorkshopsDr. John Robertson from Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops will deliver two separate workshops in late September to OSU-Stillwater, OSU-Tulsa, and OSU Center for Health Sciences faculty members. Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops was founded by academicians, for academicians to help researchers obtain formal training in how to support their work with grant proposal writing. OSU has sponsored this presentation annually for more than 20 years for the benefit of its research faculty.
The first workshop will be held all day on Monday, September 25 and will be "Write Winning Grant Proposals for NSF." This seminar will be presented in-person. Attending the full day is critical for maximal understanding and future usage of the directed writing approach. Emphasis is placed on doing the “extra” things that can make the difference between being funded versus not. This workshop will focus exclusively on how to prepare a research proposal to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Participants will be taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through an application without them knowing that they are being led.
The second workshop will be held all day on Tuesday, September 26 and will be "Write Winning Grant Proposals for Any Agency." This seminar will be presented in-person. Attending the full day is critical for maximal understanding and future usage of the directed writing approach. Emphasis is placed on doing the “extra” things that can make the difference between being funded versus not. Regardless of the target agency, participants will be taught to write with a linear progression of logic, which leads reviewers through an application without them knowing that they are being led. Although the seminar will focus on proposal writing for several federal agencies, the content will be relevant and usable for individuals applying to all funding entities (e.g., private foundations, professional organizations, and state/other federal agencies).
For both workshops, participants will receive an extensive handout and a copy of a grant-writing workbook.
These workshops are open to faculty members at any career stage and post-docs; graduate students will not be permitted to register. Advanced registration is required, and participation is limited. YOU MAY REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE WORKSHOP.
REGISTER HERE -- BY SEPTEMBER 1:
"Write Winning Grant Proposals for NSF":
"Write Winning Grant Proposals for Any Agency":
- NSF SciENcv Requirement
Friday, October 20, 2023 (5:00 PM submitter’s local time) is the last day to use the NSF fillable PDF format for the biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support.
- Proposers currently may prepare the biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support using either SciENcv or the NSF fillable PDFs.
- The mandate to use SciENcv only for preparation of the biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support will go into effect for new proposals submitted or due on or after October 23, 2023.
- Please see PAPPG Chapters D.2.h.(i). and II.D.2.h.(ii). as well as the NSF biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support websites for more information.
- NSF Spring 2023 Grants Conference Recordings Available
NSF Spring 2023 Grants Conference Recordings are now available. All recorded conference sessions are now available on NSF’s Policy Office Outreach website: https://nsfpolicyoutreach.com/ in the Resource Center. Additionally, you may view the recordings on our YouTube page.
If you have any conference-related questions, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NIH Matchmaker Tool
Are you an investigator looking for the right home for your grant? Matchmaker can help you find which NIH institutes and Centers have funded similar work, and where that work was reviewed. Matchmaker is an extension of the NIH RePORTER system that makes it easy to find similar projects already funded by the NIH.
Our Matchmaker tool in RePORTER can help you determine which IC may be interested in your idea, which NIH program official you might want to reach out to, and which study section you might want to suggest your application gets assigned to for review (see our video demonstration of Matchmaker).
- NSF Discovery Research Pre K-12
The goal of the Discovery Research PreK-12 program (DRK-12) is to catalyze research and development that enhances all preK-12 teachers’ and students’ opportunities to engage in high-quality learning experiences related to the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program’s objectives are to: (1) build knowledge about how to develop preK-12 students’ and teachers’ STEM content knowledge, practices, and skills; (2) support collaborative partnerships among STEM education researchers, STEM education practitioners and school leaders with the goals of extending relevant scientific literatures while developing more effective practice; and (3) build the field of STEM education by supporting knowledge synthesis, interdisciplinary interactions across fields and stakeholders, and the development of novel and robust ways of assessing teacher and student learning, engagement, and skills. Outcomes of DRK-12 projects can include but are not limited to promising, evidence-based products that can be used by others to support the success of all teachers and all students (e.g., curriculum, teaching and research tools, and models of collaboration).
DEADLINE: November 8, 2023
- NIH R01 or R34: Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings
NIH: Effectiveness of Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Mental Health Equity for Traditionally Underserved Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages studies that develop and test the effectiveness of strategies for implementation and sustainable delivery of evidence-based mental health treatments and services to improve mental health outcomes for underserved populations in low-resourced settings in the United States. Studies should identify and use innovative approaches to remediate barriers to provision, receipt, and/or benefit from evidence-based practices (EBPs) and generate new information about factors integral to achieving equity in mental health outcomes for underserved populations. Research generating new information about factors causing/reducing disparities are strongly encouraged, including due consideration of the needs of individuals across the life span.
This FOA is published in parallel to a companion R34, PAR-23-103, that supports pilot studies in preparation for the larger-scale studies described here.
NIH: Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Equity in Outcomes (R34 Clinical Trial Required )
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports pilot work for subsequent studies testing the effectiveness of strategies to deliver evidence-based mental health services, treatment interventions, and/or preventive interventions (EBPs) in low-resourced mental health specialty and non-specialty settings within the United States. The FOA targets settings where EBPs are not currently delivered or delivered with fidelity, such that there are disparities in mental health and related functional outcomes (e.g., employment, educational attainment, stable housing, integration in the community, treatment of comorbid substance use disorders) for the population(s) served. Implementation strategies should identify and use innovative approaches to remediate barriers to provision, receipt, and/or benefit from EBPs and generate new information about factors integral to achieving equity in mental health outcomes for underserved populations. Research generating new information about factors causing/reducing disparities is strongly encouraged, including due consideration for the needs of individuals across the life span. Applications proposing definitive tests of an implementation strategy should respond to the companion R01 announcement PAR-23-092.
Deadline: NIH Standard Due Dates
- Funding Opportunity: FAA Aviation Research Grants
The FAA Aviation Research Grants Program encourages and supports innovative, advanced research of potential benefit to the long-term growth of civil aviation and commercial space transportation. The pursuit of basic and applied research in scientific and engineering disciplines that have the potential to further knowledge and understanding on a broad front of emerging technologies is crucial to the realization of this goal. The intent is to encourage applied research and development to enhance technology assimilation, transfer, and development in the FAA. The FAA Aviation Research Grants Program does not require the immediate application to Research and Development (R&D) programs, although this may occur in some cases. The FAA encourages the submission of proposals that embrace the entire spectrum of physical, chemical, biological, medical, psychological, mathematical, and engineering sciences.
Areas that contribute to the FAA mission of improving aviation safety, capacity, efficiency, and security are:
- Capacity and Air Traffic Control Technology
- Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance
- Aviation Weather
- Aircraft Safety Technology
- Human Factors and Aviation Medicine
- Systems Science/Operations Research
White Paper/Pre-Application Submission Deadlines (optional): August 2nd, 2023; November 01st, 2023; January 02nd 2024
New Grant Application Submission Deadlines: September 3rd, 2023; December 01st, 2023; January 02nd, 2024.
- American Cancer Society, Discovery Boost Grants and Research Scholar Grants
Who Can Apply: Independent investigators at any career stage.
Purpose: Discovery Boost Grants (DBG) support high-risk, high-reward exploratory cancer research across the research continuum. Investigators may focus on developing research methodologies, establishing feasibility, or leading pilot tests.
Funding: 2 years with $125K a year direct costs, plus 20% allowable indirect costs
Deadlines: Oct. 15, 2023
Who Can Apply: Investigators within the first 10 years of an initial independent research career or full-time faculty appointment
Funding: Up to 4 years with $200K a year direct costs, plus 20% allowable indirect costs
Purpose: Grant proposals are investigator-initiated and may pursue questions across the cancer research continuum, as long as they fit within an American Cancer Society (ACS) priority research area.
Deadlines: Oct. 15, 2023
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a
Culture of Health
Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health welcomes proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. We seek ideas that address any of RWJF’s Pioneering Ideas for an Equitable Future team’s four current areas of focus described below: 1) Future of Evidence; 2) Future of Social Interaction; 3) Future of Food; and 4) Future of Work. Additionally, under Open Exploration, also described below, this call for proposals seeks ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health.
Deadline: Proposals will be accepted throughout the year on a rolling admission.
- NIH R01 or R34: Leveraging Social Networks to Promote Widespread Individual Behavior
Leveraging Social Networks to Promote Widespread Individual Behavior Change (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
National Institute on Aging
National Cancer Institute
Application Due Date(s): November 03, 2023
Leveraging Social Networks to Promote Widespread Individual Behavior Change (R34 Clinical Trial Optional)
National Institute on Aging
National Cancer Institute
Application Due Date(s): November 03, 2023
- NASA Oklahoma EPSCOR Research Initiation and Travel Grants
Research Initiation Grants (RIG)
The NASA Oklahoma EPSCoR Research Initiation Grants solicitation is now available. This $30,000 grant is designed to provide funding to forge research collaboration with counterparts at NASA centers.
Applications are due October 13, 2023.
See full information at http://epscor.oknasa.org/rig
The Fall 2023 Oklahoma NASA EPSCoR travel grant solicitation details are now available at Travel Grants (oknasa.org). These grants provide $3,000 for faculty to spend up to three days visiting with NASA scientists to explore research opportunities.
The application deadline is October 13, 2023.
- National Academy of Education, Equity in Math Education Research Grants (EMERG) Program
With generous funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the National Academy of Education is delighted to announce a program of ten early career research grants. The Equity in Math Education Research Grants (EMERG) Program supports individual research projects focused on reconceptualizing the foundations of equitable and ambitious mathematical experiences for K-12 learners, specifically for populations who have historically not had access to such opportunities. For purposes of the EMERG Program, these include learners from traditionally underserved populations (African-American, Latine, Indigenous communities) and from communities experiencing persistent inter-generational poverty. The ten EMERG Scholars will have their proposed ideas challenged and cultivated by a network of mid-career and senior scholars and practitioners. Together, the EMERG Scholars and their advisors will form a powerful research community and participate in the design of a conceptual framework to improve our current knowledge of how learners from those communities achieve mathematical “proficiency,” broadly conceived. While addressing learners’ content knowledge and participation in disciplinary practices, the proposed framework will also move the field forward in addressing students’ mathematical agency and intersectional identities. It is our hope that this conceptual framework will set the stage for the next wave of mathematics education research.
Deadline for Applications: September 28, 2023
- NIH R01, Neural and Non-Neural Mechanisms Underlying Gait as a Preclinical Marker
for Alzheimers Disease and Alzheimers Disease-Related Dementias
The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to invite applications that investigate the neural and/or non-neural mechanisms that underlie the association between gait and cognition in aging and Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD). Elucidating these mechanisms would help inform the potential use of changes gait as an early biomarker of AD/ADRD or inform the design of early interventions for AD/ADRD. To achieve these goals, it will be necessary to facilitate a team science approach by bringing experts together from various relevant disciplines, such as gerontology, neurology, neuropsychology, neurophysiology, neuroscience, neuroimaging, exercise physiology and physical therapy.
Deadline for Applications: Nov 03, 2023
- NIH R01, Elucidating Variability of Physiologic and Functional Responses to Exercise
Training in Older Adults
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites R01 applications that propose human studies to better understand factors underlying response variability to exercise training in older adults through this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). This NOFO encourages studies that identify systemic modulators, biomarkers, and other potential mechanisms underlying exercise variation in outcomes that are clinically relevant for older adults. Additionally, this NOFO encourages transdisciplinary studies utilizing innovative design methods and analytical approaches combined with clinical phenotyping to disentangle the complicated relationships between endogenous and exogenous factors that drive response variation to exercise. Elucidating factors and mechanisms that underlie variations in exercise response, and the extent to which these factors are modifiable, may enable more precise and efficacious exercise prescriptions to optimize the clinical efficacy of exercise training in older adults.
Deadline for Applications: November 03rd, 2023
- AERA Research Grant Proposals
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program seeks proposals for Research Grants. The aim of the program is to advance fundamental knowledge of relevance to STEM education policy, foster significant science using education data, promote equity in STEM, and build research capacity in education and learning.
The Grants Program is open to field-initiated research and welcomes proposals that:
- develop or benefit from advanced statistical or innovative quantitative methods or measures;
- analyze more than one large-scale national or international federally funded data set, or more than one statewide longitudinal data system (SLDS) or incorporate other data enhancements;
- integrate, link, or blend multiple large-scale data sources; or
- undertake replication research of major findings or major studies using large-scale, federally supported or enhanced data.