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Research Round-Up is a communication devoted to sharing information related to the proposal submission updates, research administration procedures, and open funding opportunities


FYI

  • NSF Programs to Stop Accepting Proposals via FastLane Website

    The FastLane website (fastlane.nsf.gov) is scheduled to be removed as a submission option for NSF funding opportunities in January 2023. Some programs in NSF’s Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate have already stopped accepting proposals through FastLane, and others will stop accepting them over the remainder of 2022. 

     

    The transition from the FastLane website to Research.gov and Grants.gov is part of NSF’s ongoing information technology modernization efforts. Since NSF’s update on Research.gov implementation in September 2020, NSF has been gradually removing FastLane as a submission option in program solicitations and descriptions.

     

    Please consult the tables in this document (PDF) for additional information about the transition to Research.gov, including dates throughout the summer and fall when some programs will stop accepting proposals through FastLane. You can also check program web pages for information about which submission methods are accepted by each program and contact the program officers listed on those pages or email rgov@nsf.gov with any questions. 

     

    For tutorials and guidance on how to use Research.gov please visit the Research.gov proposal preparation and submission resources site

  • New NIH "FORMS-H" Grant Application Forms and Instructions for Due Dates on or after January 25, 2023

    Applicants must use FORMS-H application packages for due dates on or after January 25, 2023 and must use FORMS-G application packages for due dates on or before January 24, 2023. Applications submitted using an incorrect forms package for their intended due date will be withdrawn and removed from funding consideration.

     

    NOT-OD-22-195: New NIH "FORMS-H" Grant Application Forms and Instructions Coming for Due Dates on or after January 25, 2023

     

    NOT-OD-22-189: Implementation Details for the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

  • NSF Virtual Grants Conference Recording

    The NSF Virtual Grants Conference is now complete. The recordings can be found at here.

     

  • Special Topics in Grantsmanship - Spring Semester

    GRAD 5891 (25022)  Special Topics in Grantsmanship, is being offered again for Spring 2023.

    Instructor:  Dr. Nani Pybus

     

    The class will meet in person on alternate Mondays from 4:30 – 6:10 pm (see flyer for details). Enrollment is restricted to doctoral-level students or by special permission of the instructor and provides one academic credit hour.  Class size is limited, so any students considering taking the spring course should enroll at the earliest opportunity. 

     

    Please note that this class is intended primarily for PhD students who are well advanced with their research projects, ready and intending to seek external funding, and relatively proficient in research writing.

     

    New and early career faculty audits are always welcome!   

    Please send questions to Jean.Van_Delinder@okstate.edu 

  • NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program

    The program aims to help early career scientists become more competitive as grant applicants through first-hand experience with peer review and to enrich and diversify CSR’s pool of trained reviewers.

     

    Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program | NIH Center for Scientific Review

  • NSF New PAPPG Issued

    NSF has announced that a revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 23-1) has been issued. The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted or due on or after January 30, 2023. Significant changes include:

     

    Revisions to incorporate Research.gov as the replacement for FastLane for proposal preparation and submission. Information about the use of Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) and the BAA Management System (BAAM). Revisions to the certification for Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research (RECR) for proposals submitted on or after July 31, 2023, which expands the training to faculty and other senior personnel as well as requires specific training mandated by the America COMPETES Act, as amended. Use of Concept Outlines as a submission type and the Program Suitability and Proposal Concept Tool (ProSPCT). Requirement for proposers to provide a certification regarding Safe and Inclusive Working Environments for Off-Campus and Off-Site Research. Revisions to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support formats to include certifications from the individual (as required by the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act,  Section 223) regarding information being accurate, current, and complete. Requirement for NSF program officers to request updated Current and Pending Support information prior to making a funding recommendation, in accordance with the NSPM-33 Implementation Guidance. Requirements for use of SciENcv for the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support documents. Implementation of Build America, Buy America statutes. New sections on Research Security and Scientific Integrity.

     

    You are encouraged to review the by-chapter summary of changes provided in the Introduction section of the PAPPG.

     

    NSF will present information about these changes at the upcoming NSF Grants Conference as part of the Proposal and Award Policy Update session on November 17th. Additional information and no-cost registration are available at: https://nsfpolicyoutreach.com/22-grants-conference/.

     

    While this version of the PAPPG becomes effective on January 30, 2023, in the interim, the guidelines contained in the current PAPPG (NSF 22-1) continue to apply. 

     

    If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact the DIAS/Policy Office at policy@nsf.gov.

 

Funding Opportunities

  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation

    Children are at the heart of everything we do at the Kellogg Foundation. Our goal is lasting, transformational change for children.  As a grantmaker, we recognize that children live in families and families live in communities.  Therefore, our three areas of focused work - Thriving Children, Working Families and Equitable Communities - are dynamic and always interconnected.

     

    Our Interconnected Priorities:

     

    • Thriving Children: We support a healthy start and quality learning experiences for all children.
    • Working Families: We invest in efforts to help families obtain stables, high-quality jobs.
    • Equitable Communities: We want all communities to be vibrant, engaged, and equitable.

    Grant proposals are accepted for review throughout the year.  After you submit a letter of inquiry, you will receive a response within 30 business days, informing you of the next steps.  At that time, we may encourage you to develop and submit a more formal proposal.

     

    Learn more about Priority Areas

    How to Apply

     
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    Grant Opportunities from the Gates Foundation and Partners:

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has launched two requests for proposals through the Grand Challenges Global Call-to-Action Initiative.  This new member of the Grand Challenges family of initiatives supports locally led research, exemplified by the five malaria projects funded through the request for proposals launched last year, Building Malaria Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa.  In addition, there are requests for proposals launched by Grand Challenge Africa, by Grand Challenges Senegal, and by Grand Challenges Canada.  All are listed below and open for applications.

     

    Please check the website at the links below for the application deadlines and more information.

     

     

  • Limited Submission - NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM)

    We are pleased to announce limited submission competition for NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM). Click on the link below to view more information. Thank you!

    Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2023

    • Funding Organization's Deadline: Monday, February 20, 2023
    • Cycle: FY23
    • Website: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2022/nsf22527/nsf22527.htm
    • Limited Submission Notes: An institution may submit up to two proposals (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of an inter-institutional consortia project) for a given S-STEM deadline. Multiple proposals from an institution must not overlap with regard to S-STEM eligible disciplines. 2. Institutions with a current S-STEM award should wait at least until the end of the third year of execution of their current award before submitting a new S-STEM proposal. The above restrictions do not apply to col
    • Eligibility: Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) - Two- and four-year IHEs (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Special Instructions for International Branch Campuses of US IHEs: If the proposal includes funding to be provided to an international branch campus of a US institution of higher education (including through use of subawards and consultant arrangements), the proposer must explain and justify.
    • Amount Note: Estimated Number of Awards: 75 to 90;Anticipated Funding Amount: $80,000,000 to $120,000,000 The program supports four types of projects subject to availability of funds: Awards for Track 1 (Institutional Capacity Building) projects may not exceed $750,000 total for a maximum duration of 6 years. Awards for Track 2 (Implementation: Single Institution) projects may not exceed $1.5 million total for a maximum duration of 6 years. See program announcement for additional details (i.e., funding amounts for Track 3 and Collaborative projects).
    • Funding Type: Institutional, Program or Curriculum Development
    • Applicant Type: Academic Institution
    • Sponsor: National Science Foundation
    • Sponsor Type: Federal
    • OSU Limited Submissions Contact: stephens11@okstate.edu / 405-744-9989
    • Description: The main goal of the S-STEM program is to enable low-income students with academic ability, talent or potential to pursue successful careers in promising STEM fields. Ultimately, the S-STEM program seeks to increase the number of low-income students who graduate with a S-STEM eligible degree and contribute to the American innovation economy with their STEM knowledge. Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program provides awards to institutions of higher education (IHEs) not only to fund scholarships, but also to adapt, implement, and study evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that have been shown to be effective supporting recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM.

    Internal Selection Process

    The OSU Division of the Vice President for Research has established an internal review process to select the OSU applicant. Applications will be reviewed according to the sponsor's selection criteria. Consideration will also be given to OSU institutional strengths and strategic directions. Potential applicants must submit, using the "Apply" button to the right, the following information:

    1. A biosketch
    2. A brief description (no more than three pages in length) of the proposed project that includes the sponsor-identified review criteria of intellectual merit and broader impacts.
    3. Estimated budget (up to one additional page in length)
    4. Additional pages may be added for references.

    The above materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on Monday, January 9, 2023. The selected applicant will be asked to complete the full application package in accordance with the sponsor's deadline of Monday, February 20, 2023.

     

    No OSU researchers may apply to this opportunity outside of the limited submission process. To apply for this limited submission, please use this link: https://okstate.infoready4.com/#limitedsubmissions

    Questions concerning the limited submissions process may be submitted to jennifer.stephens11@okstate.edu

    View

  • NIA Research and Entrepreneurial Development Immersion (REDI): Entrepreneurship Enhancement Award (R25 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

    This FOA invites applications to the Research and Entrepreneurial Development Immersion (REDI) Award program. The program promotes the development of entrepreneurial education programs that are designed to broaden the skillset of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, as well as early-career master's, Ph.D., and Dr.P.H. scientists, in fields relevant to the mission of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), including aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD) research. The goal of the program is to prepare trainees for a wide-range of career paths, including those that are outside the traditional research environment.

     

    Upcoming due date - February 16, 2023

     

    PAR-22-226: NIA Research and Entrepreneurial Development Immersion (REDI): Entrepreneurship Enhancement Award (R25 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (nih.gov)

  • FY23 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Program

    This FOA seeks distinguished researchers for the purpose of conducting innovative basic research in areas of interest to the DoD and fostering long-term relationships between the VBFF Fellows and the DoD. This FOA is for single investigator grant proposals for basic research. Faculty with tenure at the time of proposal submission, with a record of substantial scientific contributions and the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to conduct the proposed research as the principal investigator (PI), are invited to submit an application. The PI must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. This program is interested in a broad spectrum of scientific areas, described in the funding opportunity announcement.

     

    LINK

  • Providing Research Education Experiences to Enhance Diversity in the Next Generation of Substance Use and Addiction Scientists (R25)

    The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.

     

    To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on:

    • Research Experiences
    • Courses for Skills Development

    Due date: March 15, 2023

     

    LINK

  • NSF - Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

    Supports research on the design, development and impact of STEM learning opportunities and experiences for the public in informal educational environments.

     

    Due date - January 11, 2023

     

    LINK

  • Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR)

    Supports projects to improve STEM teaching and learning for undergraduate students, including studying what works and for whom and how to transform institutions to adopt successful practices in STEM education.

     

    Due date - January 18, 2023

     

    LINK

  • Spencer Foundation Large Research Grants on Education

    The Large Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets ranging from $125,000 to $500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years.  We anticipate awarding grants with budgets across each of the following funding tiers - $125,000 to $250,000; $250,001 to $375,000; and $375,001 to $500,000.  Within each of our funding tiers, we evaluate projects within tier and strongly encourage applicants to submit for funding that best fits their project rather than applying for the highest amount.  We accept Intent to Apply forms twice a year.

     

    Applications Open - December 1, 2022

    Intent to Apply due - January 12, 2023

    Full Proposal due - February 22, 2023

     

    LINK

  • NCMRR Early Career Research Award

    The National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) Early Career Research (ECR) Award (R03) is intended to support both basic and clinical research from rehabilitation scientists who are establishing independent research careers. The research must be focused on one or more of the areas within the mission of NCMRR: Applicants are encouraged to refer to the NIH Research Plan on Rehabilitation for strategic priorities. The NCMRR ECR Award R03 grant mechanism supports various types of projects including secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; translational research; outcomes research; and development of new technology. Irrespective of the type of project, the intent of the NCMRR ECR Award R03 is for the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) to obtain sufficient preliminary data for a subsequent R01 application.

     

    LINK

  • National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation  Research Field Initiated Projects Program

    The purpose of the Field Initiated (FI) Projects program is to develop knowledge, methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially those with the highest support needs. Another purpose of the FI Projects program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Act). In carrying out a research activity under a FI Projects research grant, a grantee must identify one or more hypotheses or research questions and, based on the hypotheses or research questions identified, perform an intensive, systematic study directed toward producing (1) new scientific knowledge or (2) better understanding of the subject, problem studied, or body of knowledge.

     

    See the announcement under the Related Documents tab on Grants.gov:

     

    LINK

     

    Upcoming due date - December 26, 2022

  • R35 Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA)

    MIRA provides support for the research in an investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS. The goal of MIRA is to increase the efficiency of NIGMS funding by providing investigators with greater stability and flexibility, thereby enhancing scientific productivity and the chances for important breakthroughs. The program will also help distribute funding more widely among the nation's highly talented and promising investigators. MIRA grants will generally be for 5 years, for both established investigators and early stage investigators. With the publication of PAR-22-180 the program has now expanded to include established investigators who currently hold an NIGMS R01-equivalent grant or who wish to renew a MIRA; early stage investigators may apply through PAR-20-117.

     

    Upcoming due date - January 17, 2023

  • Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required)

    The Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant supports an innovative project that represents a change in research direction for an early stage investigator (ESI) and for which no preliminary data exist. Applications submitted to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) must not include preliminary data. Applications must include a separate attachment describing the change in research direction.

     

    Upcoming due date - January 26, 2023

     

    LINK

  • Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

    The Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant supports an innovative project that represents a change in research direction for an early stage investigator (ESI) and for which no preliminary data exist. Applications submitted to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) must not include preliminary data. Applications must include a separate attachment describing the change in research direction.

    The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) based on their scientific missions.

     

    Upcoming due date - January 26, 2023

     

    LINK

  • Department of Education IES - Research in Special Education

    Within IES, the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) supports research to expand knowledge and understanding of the needs of infants, toddlers, and youth with disabilities to improve the developmental, education, and transition outcomes of such individuals.

     

    Through NCSER, IES invests in Special Education Research and Development Centers (R&D Centers) that contribute to the body of special education knowledge in the United States by engaging in research, development, evaluation, and national leadership activities aimed at improving the education system and, ultimately, student achievement.

     

    Through this program, NCSER seeks to establish a new R&D Center on Supporting Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education.

     

    The Special Education Research and Development Center Competition (ALN 84.324C). Under this competition, NCSER will consider only applications that address the following topic:

      • Research Center on Supporting Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education.

    Deadline for Submission of Applications: January 12, 2023.

     

    LINK

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