Opportunity Updates

This page is a repository for research, training, and professional development opportunities for CAS faculty and staff that have been shared by the university, college, and departments. Each Tuesday, a list of the previous week’s new additions will be emailed to the college.

2018 Collaboratory Grant Announcement

The Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory (CERC) is pleased to announce the latest version of its Cost-Share Grant (CSG) Program for 2018. The expanded program also includes a Seed Grant option for collection of preliminary data that can enhance the competitiveness of grant applications. Please distribute to faculty and research staff members developing grant applications who may be interested in applying.

CERC is a partnership between University of Colorado-Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Contact: Maury Dobbie, Executive Director, Colorado Energy Research Collaboratory

Maury.Dobbie@coloradocollaboratory.org   /  970-682-5707

STEM Mobile Summer Institute (MoSI)

Please encourage faculty in your college, department, or unit to apply to participate in the first CSU Mobile Summer Institute (MoSI), a week-long workshop on integrating evidence-based teaching strategies for faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. A new iteration of the National Academies Summer Institute (NASI), the MoSI is grounded in Handelsman, Miller, and Pfund’s Scientific Teaching and was developed with funding from the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Materials and activities of the MoSI are coordinated through the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning and are grounded in research on teaching best practices. The CSU MoSI is funded by the Provost’s Office; the College of Natural Sciences; the College of Health and Human Sciences; the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences; the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering; and The Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT). The event will be held May 21 – 25, 2018 at TILT.

The MoSI will cover scientific teaching (evidence-based teaching practices), active learning principles, inclusive classroom best practices, how people learn (cognitive psychology), the backward design approach to instructional design, and assessment of learning outcomes. The main deliverables will be “teachable tidbits,” or learning activities participants can employ in their classrooms. Details on the MoSI curriculum are available in an overview presentation.

Participants will be named 2018 Scientific Teaching Fellows. In appreciation for the commitment of time and energy required to participate in the MoSI, a $200 stipend will be provided to each participant from the following CSU Colleges: the College of Natural Sciences; the College of Health and Human Sciences; the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences; and the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering.

All faculty and instructors, at all ranks, are invited to participate. See the TILT Webpage for details and how to apply. An application form and recruitment letter are attached. Applications should be sent to Paul Laybourn by email to paul.laybourn@colostate.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, March 19th, 2018.

2018 Applications Now Open for Interdisciplinary Research Leaders

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a leadership development opportunity for teams of researchers and community partners– including organizers, advocates, or other community champions. These teams use the power of applied research—research that informs and supports critical work being done in communities—to advance health and equity. Their innovation helps build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives.

 

Each year, applicant teams focus on one of two annual themes. The two themes for the 2018 Interdisciplinary Research Leaders CFA are 1. Solutions for better health care delivery in rural America and 2. Addressing the social and economic determinants to prevent chronic conditions and to promote health, wellbeing, and equity in rural America.

 

IRL fellows receive $25,000 per year for each team member ($75,000 over three years) to support time in the program (approximately one day per week), and a one-time research project grant of approximately $100,000 for the team. There’s no need to relocate—fellows gather several times per year in-person, then collaborate virtually and apply learnings in real time in their home communities. They become refreshed and recharged, ready to use their innovation and leadership to advance a Culture of Health.

 

We hope you will apply, and share this opportunity with others you know who are doing great work to advance health and equity in the US. Regardless of professional fields, we’re looking for great thinkers from many backgrounds and perspectives! If you have any questions, please send an email to ResearchLeaders@umn.edu.

 

“I am invigorated to be part of a network of academics and community partners united by the potential for collaborative research to create meaningful social change.”

— Farrah Jaquez, PhD, IRL fellow in Cincinnati, OH

 

Interdisciplinary Research Leaders
University of Minnesota
1300 South 2nd Street, Ste 300
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Email: ResearchLeaders@umn.edu

Toll-free phone: 1-844-210-9072

http://interdisciplinaryresearch-leaders.org

On Twitter @IRLeaders

Announcing Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists competition. Click on the link below to view more information. Thank you!

  • Internal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • Award Cycle: 2017 Q4 Winter (Oct – Dec)
  • Funding Available: 250,000.00
  • No. of Applications per College: 4
  • Program URL: http://blavatnikawards.org/awards/national-awards/
  • Description:

Synopsis

The Blavatnik National Awards honor America’s most innovative young faculty-rank scientists and engineers. These awards celebrate the past accomplishments and future potential of young faculty members working in three disciplinary categories of science and engineering (life sciences, physical sciences & engineering, and chemistry). Every year, one nominee in each category will be named a Blavatnik Laureate and awarded $250,000 in unrestricted funds:

    • Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Life Sciences
    • Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Physical Sciences & Engineering
    • Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Chemistry

Nominations are accepted from an invited group of research universities, independent research institutions, academic medical centers, and government laboratories from around the United States, as well as from the Awards’ own Scientific Advisory Council, composed of renowned science and technology leaders.

Eligibility

The nominee must:

    • Have been born in or after 1976.
    • Hold a doctorate degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.).
    • Currently hold a faculty position at an invited institution in the United States.
    • Currently conduct research as a principal investigator in one of the disciplinary categories in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, or Chemistry.

Previously nominated individuals who were not selected as Laureates in past Awards cycles may be nominated again. The Blavatnik Awards welcomes nominations from underrepresented groups in science and engineering.

Funding Guidelines

An award of $60,000 per year will be provided to the sponsoring institution for use by the scholar over the four-year period, subject to annual review of the scholar’s progress. Grant agreements will be issued in August of the award year. Annual progress reports are required, describing research accomplishments, project status, and future directions. In addition, financial reports are required annually accounting for grant expenditures. Funding for the second, third and fourth years is contingent upon timely submission of acceptable financial and narrative progress reports and attendance at the annual meeting in March during the four-year term.

The awarded funds may be used at the discretion of the Pew scholar, for personnel, equipment, supplies, or travel directly related to the scholar’s research and as to best advance his or her research and career. Not more than $10,000 of the annual award may be used for the scholar’s salary (including benefits). Should the funds not be immediately required, they may be accumulated (up to a maximum of $100,000 in any given year) and carried over through the four years of the grant period, and, with written approval of the program office, the grant may be extended for one additional (fifth) year (without additional funds). Not more than 8 percent of the total award may be allocated for overhead costs. It is expected that Pew scholars will spend at least 80 percent of their time in work related to the accomplishment of their overall research goals. However, Pew provides flexible support to the overall research aims of the scholar and does not monitor or restrict percentage of effort or time of Pew scholars.

During the four-year scholarship term, program participants are required to attend an annual meeting held in March. All expenses for attendees’ travel, lodging, and meals are paid by Pew. The meeting provides Pew scholars with an opportunity to present their research and for scientific collaboration and exchange with other scholars and members of the National Advisory Committee.

 

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Announcing Greenwall Faculty Scholars

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Greenwall Faculty Scholars competition. Click on the link below to view more information. Thank you!

  • Internal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Award Cycle: 2017 Q4 Winter (Oct – Dec)
  • Funding Available: 280,500.00
  • No. of Applications per College: 4
  • Program URL: http://www.greenwall.org/fsp-current-request-for-proposals.php
  • Description:

Synopsis

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. Each year around three Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to enable them to develop their research program.

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy.

The award supports 50% of a Scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years, up to the NIH salary cap, with 10% institutional costs for the salary and benefits. In addition, we provide $5,000 each year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs are provided for these items).

Scholars and Alumni/ae attend twice-yearly meetings, where they present their work in progress, receive feedback and mentoring from the Faculty Scholars Program Committee and other Scholars, and have the opportunity to develop collaborations with other researchers. The ongoing involvement of Alumni/ae with the Program provides them ongoing opportunities for professional development and feedback and engages them in mentoring of younger Scholars. The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by Scholars and Alumni/ae.

The Faculty Scholars Program Committee provides oversight and direction for the program and is involved not only with selection of the Scholars but with mentoring and faculty development activities.

Eligibility

Applicants must be junior faculty members holding at least a 60% appointment in a tenure series at a university or non-profit research institute in the United States. Priority will be given to applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure, who have not received a comparable career development award, and whose work will have an impact on public policy, biomedical research, or clinical practice.

Faculty Scholars will be selected on the basis of their achievements, the strength of their research project, their commitment to the field of bioethics, and support from their home institution. While the amount and quality of an applicant’s research in bioethics will count favorably towards his/her application, outstanding candidates with less direct experience in bioethics will also be considered.

Within this group, priority will be given to applicants whose research addresses innovative and emerging topics. Lower priority will be given to applicants who are primarily carrying out institutional change, educational reform, or theoretical bioethics research.

Please note: Up to two applicants from a university will be considered in each application cycle. Institutions are requested to have an internal screening and selection process. No more than one award per institution will be made in each Faculty Scholars grant cycle. The unit of award will be the overseeing university, thus if a university with a law school, medical school, several teaching hospitals, and a faculty of arts and sciences, nominates two applicants in a cycle, only one may be chosen.

Funding Guidelines

What does the Faculty Scholars Program Committee look for in letters of intent?

  1. The proposed project. Does it address an important bioethics issue in an innovative way? Does the application show how the project will make a significant advance beyond what has already been published on the topic? Is the applicant thinking about the conceptual and normative ethical issues regarding the topic in a rigorous and creative way?We commonly receive proposals to carry out an empirical study of a topic that has a bioethics component. The most successful of these proposals have already conducted enough empirical research to allow the applicant to discuss what conceptual or normative bioethics issues they will focus on. Because the Greenwall Faculty Scholar award supports only effort of the Scholar, other support will be needed to collect and analyze new empirical data. Applicants who propose to carry out focus groups and a survey on a topic that intersects with bioethics, without a strong conceptual framework, normative analysis, and plans for mentoring on these research methodologies are unlikely to be successful. Applicants who are extending previous empirical research to a new population or clinical condition are unlikely to be successful unless there is a persuasive demonstration of how their proposed extension is innovative.
  2. Demonstrated ability to carry out innovative bioethics research. At the full application stage of the selection process, the Faculty Scholars Program Committee carefully reads a peer-reviewed first-authored bioethics paper written by the applicant that has been published or is in press. Because this demonstrated publication of bioethics research is given great weight, applicants who have not yet published a strong bioethics article will not be successful. Scholars who have published a book should submit a chapter that best indicates the quality of their thinking in bioethics.

What bioethics activities do we not fund?

There are a number of bioethics-related activities that we do not fund.

  • We do not fund Scholars to carry out bioethics teaching, institutional change, or quality improvement on bioethical issues. We expect, however, that Greenwall Faculty Scholars, and the students they teach, will do such activities during their careers.
  • We do not fund theoretical ethics research without clear application to pressing, real-world problems in patient care, biomedical research, or public policy.
  • We do not fund survey research or qualitative research that touches on a bioethics issue unless there is a strong a conceptual analysis of the bioethics issue or thoughtful analysis of the bioethics implications of the empirical findings. We are, however, interested in bioethics researchers who want to work on conceptual or normative analysis linked to their empirical findings.
  • We do not fund basic science research that has implications for a bioethics issue.
  • We do not fund bioethics work directed towards predetermined conclusions.

 

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NSF - Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the NSF – Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) competition. Click on the link below to view more information. Thank you!

  • Internal Submission Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: Monday, November 6, 2017
  • Award Cycle: 2017 Q4 Winter (Oct – Dec)
  • Funding Available: 44,000,000.00
  • No. of Applications per College: Unlimited
  • Funding Organization: National Science Foundation
  • Program URL: https://nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17573/nsf17573.htm
  • Program Contact Email: DRLAISL@nsf.gov
  • Program Contact Phone: 703-29-8616
  • Description:

Synopsis

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.

 

The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses, and (6) Conferences.

Note: It is strongly encouraged that interested applicants participate in NSF-hosted webinars about the AISL program. More information on these webinars can be found here: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504793

Eligibility

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

An institution or organization may serve as lead on no more than three (3) proposals submitted to the November deadline. However, an institution or organization may partner as a subaward on other proposals submitted.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 3

An individual may be included as a Principal Investigator (PI) /Co-PI on no more than three (3) proposals submitted to the November deadline.

Funding Guidelines

Estimated Number of Awards: 60 to 85

Pending availability of funds, it is anticipated that about 15-20 Pilots and Feasibility Studies awards, 8-10 Research in Service To Practice awards, 10-15 Innovations in Development awards, 4-6 Broad Implementation awards, 8-10 Literature Reviews, Syntheses, and/or Meta-analyses awards, and 12-18 Conference awards will be made. AISL will also fund 8-10 awards made through the EAGER, RAPID, Research Coordination Networks (RCN) mechanisms and 2-4 each CAREER awards and REU supplements.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $33,000,000 to $44,000,000

Limits for funding requests of AISL proposals are as follows: (1) Pilots and Feasibility projects: up to $300,000 with durations up to two years; (2) Research in Service to Practice projects: from $300,000 to $2,000,000 with durations from two to five years; (3) Innovations in Development projects: $500,000 to $3,000,000 with durations from two to five years; (4) Broad Implementation projects from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 with durations from three to five years; (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-analyses projects up to $250,000 with durations of up to two years; and (6) Conferences up to $250,000 with durations of up to two years.

 

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Announcing NSF - Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Nodes Program (I-Corps Nodes)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the NSF – Innovation Corps – National Innovation Network Nodes Program (I-Corps Nodes) competition. Click on the link below to view more information. Thank you!

  • Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Award Cycle: 2018 Q1 Spring (Jan – Mar)
  • Funding Available: 8,000,000.00
  • No. of Applications per College: Unlimited
  • Funding Organization: NSF – National Science Foundation
  • Program URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17533/nsf17533.htm
  • Program Contact Name: Lydia McClure
  • Program Contact Email: lmcclure@nsf.gov
  • Program Contact Phone: (703) 292-8798
  • Description:

Synopsis

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to further develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon fundamental research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products, processes and services that benefit society. The goal of the program is to dramatically reduce the period of time necessary to bring a promising idea from its inception to widespread implementation.

Through this solicitation, NSF is seeking to expand and sustain the network of Innovation Corps (I-CorpsTM) (hereinafter I-Corps) Nodes that work cooperatively to support the development of innovations that will benefit society. NSF plans to build upon the established National Innovation Network (consisting of I-Corps Nodes and Sites) to further support the needs for innovation research, education and training. The interconnected nodes of the network are expected to be diverse in research areas, resources, tools, programs, capabilities, and geographic locations – providing the network with the flexibility to grow or reconfigure as needs arise.

I-Corps Nodes will foster understanding on how to: 1) identify, develop and support promising ideas that can generate value, 2) create and implement tools, resources and training activities that enhance our nation’s innovation capacity, 3) gather, analyze, evaluate and utilize the data and insight resulting from the experiences of those participating in regional programs and 4) share and leverage effective innovation practices on a national scale – to improve the quality of life for the U.S. citizenry. In addition, Nodes must identify and are expected to implement plans for sustainable scaling of their efforts beyond the duration of NSF support.

Eligibility

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Organizations may only be a participant in one proposal per deadline. In addition, organizations may only be associated with one I-Corps Node that is receiving funding from NSF at a given time.

PLEASE NOTE: Institutions that are the Lead organization for a Node award which is ending may only participate in a Track 2 proposal submission.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 1

Who May Serve as PI: The PI must be an academic Administrative Lead at the level of Dean or higher, preferably at the level of a provost or vice-president.

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

    • Universities and Colleges – Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
    • Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities

Funding Guidelines

Anticipated Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement

Estimated Number of Awards: 1 to 7

Anticipated Funding Amount: $2,000,000 to $8,000,000

Track 1: I-Corps Node Development – new I-Corps Node awardees – to be supported at a level of up to:

    • $1,200,000 (years 1 and 2)
    • $900,000 (year 3)
    • $600,000 (year 4)
    • $300,000 (year 5)

Track 2: I-Corps Node Renewal – previously funded I-Corps Nodes – to be supported at a level of up to:

    • $900,000 (years 1 and 2)
    • $750,000 (year 3)
    • $600,000 (year 4)
    • $300,000 (year 5)

Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds.

 

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Announcing NSF - Innovation Corps-Innovation Network Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the NSF – Innovation Corps-Innovation Network Sites Program (I-Corps Sites) competition. Click on the link below to view more information. Thank you!

  • Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Award Cycle: 2018 Q1 Spring (Jan – Mar)
  • Funding Available: 2,500,000.00
  • No. of Applications per College: Unlimited
  • Funding Organization: NSF – National Science Foundation
  • Program URL: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16547/nsf16547.htm
  • Program Contact Name: Anita La Salle
  • Program Contact Email: alasalle@nsf.gov
  • Program Contact Phone: 703-292-5006
  • Description:

Synopsis

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society.

In order to contribute to a national innovation ecosystem, NSF established the NSF Innovation Corps Sites Program (NSF I-Corps Sites). Sites are funded at academic institutions, having already existing innovation or entrepreneurial units, to enable them to:

    • Nurture students and/or faculty who are engaged in projects having the potential to be transitioned into the marketplace. I-Corps Sites will provide infrastructure, advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding to enable groups to transition their work into the marketplace or into becoming I-Corps Team applicants.
    • Develop formal, active, local innovation ecosystems that contribute to a larger, national network of mentors, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors. Networking is an essential component of all of NSF’s I-Corps activities – local and national networking activities help advance the goals of I-Corps and contribute to local and national ecosystems for innovation.

The purpose of an I-Corps Site is to nurture and support multiple, local teams to transition their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace.

Eligibility

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

    • Universities and Colleges – Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
    • A competitive proposal for an I-Corps Site will be led by an institution having an already existing unit whose goal is to assist faculty, students and other academic personnel to engage in entrepreneurial activities and transition scientific and technological innovations. Such units are typically called: innovation centers, entrepreneurial centers, technology incubators, etc. Their mission is to provide resources to individuals and teams in the form of space, seed funding, entrepreneurial mentoring, curriculum, or other assets needed to transition technology into the marketplace.

Collaborative proposals from multiple institutions are discouraged. Exceptions can be made, with the approval of the NSF I-Corps Management Team, for institutions that have collaborative entrepreneurial centers already in place. I-Corps Sites are awarded to single institutions and Sites fund teams from their own institution. In exceptional cases, a Site may also fund teams from branch campuses or other institutions in the Site’s geographical region. However, a Site must obtain permission from a cognizant program officer before proposing this model.

Funding Guidelines

Up to 25 I-Corps Sites awards annually, pending availability of funds; estimated funds $2,500,000

 

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Announcing USAID - Cambodia--Enhancing Quality of Healthcare

We are pleased to announce the launch of the USAID – Cambodia–Enhancing Quality of Healthcare competition. Click on the link below to view more information. Thank you!

  • Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, September 18, 2017
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
  • Award Cycle: 2017 Q4 Winter (Oct – Dec)
  • Funding Available: 29,000,000.00
  • No. of Applications per College: Unlimited
  • Funding Organization: USAID
  • Program URL: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=296776
  • Program Contact Name: Honey Sokry
  • Program Contact Email: hsokry@usaid.gov
  • Program Contact Phone: Phone
  • Description:

Synopsis

USAID/Cambodia seeks to make a five-year award focused on the goal of improving the quality of public and private health services in Cambodia in a sustainable manner through technical assistance to national and sub-national health systems. The activity will achieve this goal through four objectives: 1) improved policies, guidelines and standards for streamlined quality assurance; 2) increased efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery; 3) strengthened regulatory framework, implementation, and enforcement; and 4) strengthened pre-service public health training. Under these objectives, the award will support the Ministry of Health, Provincial Health Departments, Operational District Offices and Referral Hospital Management to improve the quality of health services through targeted technical assistance and limited introduction of new techniques, approaches, and technologies that improve quality of health services in both the public and private sector. The award will build upon existing, effective quality assurance systems and ensure that they incorporate a focus on USAID/Cambodia’s technical priorities (maternal and child health, family planning, nutrition, tuberculosis, HIV and malaria). In addition, a major focus of the award will be ensuring quality of health services provided in the private sector. This will include, but is not limited to, strengthening licensing and regulation of service providers and monitoring of service quality in the private sector toward the development of an accreditation system for both public and private providers.

Eligibility

Number of Applications: An Applicant may submit only one application per organization. Applicants are directed to review the other requirements for applications specified herein, including, but not limited to, Sections D and E herein.

Cost Sharing or Matching: Cost share is required for the applicant to be eligible. The proposed cost share will not be rated but its amount and composition will be reviewed by the selection committee for potential impact on the implementation and sustainability of the projects outcomes, and it may become a deciding factor in identifying the apparently successful application, in case when two or more applications are equally rated.

USAID has established a minimum cost share of $1,800,000 for the recipient of the award. Such funds may be mobilized from the recipient; other multilateral, bilateral, and foundation donors; host governments; and local organizations, communities and private businesses that contribute financially and in-kind to implementation of activities at the country level. For guidance on cost sharing in grants and CAs, please see the ADS 303.3.10 and 2 CFR 200.307 for U.S. NGOs. For non-US NGOs, all cost sharing would be subject to the Required as Applicable Provision “Cost Sharing” in the Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 303, Standard Provisions for Non-U.S. Nongovernmental Organizations.

U.S. and non-US organizations from the authorized geographic code may participate under
this NFO. USAID encourages applications from potential new partners.

USAID will not accept applications from individuals. All applications must be legally
recognized organizational entities under applicable law.

Potential for-profit applicants must note that USAID policy prohibits the payment of
fee/profit to the prime Recipient under assistance instruments. Forgone profit does not
qualify as cost-share.

USAID welcomes applications from organizations which have not previously received
financial assistance from USAID.

Funding Guidelines

Subject to funding availability, USAID/Cambodia intends to provide up to $29 million in
total USAID funding to support this program over a 5-year period.

The base amount for this award is expected to be approximately $22 million. In addition to
this base amount, the Cooperative Agreement will include an opportunity module of up to $7
million inclusive of indirect costs.

 

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Upcoming SERDP Solicitations

Good morning,

 

Please see the following announcement regarding the upcoming Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) solicitations.

 

Regards,

Mike

 

Michael Czaja, PhD

Associate Director, Office of Defense Engagement

Office of the Executive Vice President

Affiliate Faculty, Department of Human Dimensions of

Natural Resources

Johnson 309

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO 80523

970-491-7231

C: 970-261-2376

michael.czaja@colostate.edu

mczaja@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Upcoming SERDP Solicitations
The Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) will be releasing three solicitations in the coming months for environmental research and development proposals. Projects will be selected through a competitive process.

 

A Supplemental FY 2018 Solicitation will be released on or about September 14, 2017. Proposals related to the SERDP program areas of Environmental Restoration, Resource Conservation and Resiliency, and Weapons Systems and Platforms will be requested.  Proposals submitting to this solicitation will be limited to no more than $200,000 and projects of approximately one year in duration. Proposals will be due October 19, 2017 by 2:00 p.m. ET.

 

The FY 2019 Core Solicitation will be released on or about October 26, 2017.  This solicitation will provide funding opportunities for basic and applied research and advanced technology development. Core projects vary in cost and duration consistent with the scope of the work proposed. The Statements of Need (SON) referenced by this solicitation will request pre-proposals related to the SERDP program areas of Environmental Restoration, Munitions Response, Resource Conservation and Resiliency, and Weapons Systems and Platforms. All Core pre-proposals will be due January 4, 2018 by 2:00 p.m. ET.

 

The FY 2019 SERDP Exploratory Development (SEED) Solicitation will also be released on or about October 26, 2017.  This solicitation will provide funding opportunities for work that will investigate innovative environmental approaches that entail high technical risk or require supporting data to provide proof of concept. Funding is limited to not more than $200,000 and projects are approximately one year in duration. SEED proposals will be due March 6, 2018 by 2:00 p.m. ET.

Details on each of these solicitations will be available on the SERDP website under Funding Opportunities as soon as the solicitations have been released.

 

 

SERDP-ESTCP
SERDP-ESTCP Support Office at Noblis
2002 Edmund Halley Dr
Reston, VA 20191

CDOT Research Grants

Good morning, Academic and GE Councils,

CDOT wants to get the word out to public institutions regarding research grants they are offering in the following areas:

  • Environment and water quality;
  • Structure, hydraulic and geotechnical;
  • Safety, operations and planning; and
  • Pavement and materials.

CDOT has worked with environmental and other scientists, various types of engineers, and transportation researchers. Examples of their research ranges from encouraging wildlife to utilize wildlife crossings to comparing and implementing living snow fences. Here are links to CDOT’s research reports and research manual (page 8 covers the research areas in detail).

 

Please forward this information to the relevant individuals and departments at your institutions who do work within the areas listed above. Jessica Weatherby from CDOT is the main point of contact on this – her information is below:

Jessica.weatherby@state.co.us

303-757-9972

Thank you!

Carl

 

Carl Einhaus

Director of Student Affairs & Interim Chief Student Success & Academic Affairs Officer

Colorado Department of Higher Education

P 303.974.2676 |  F 303.996.1329

1560 Broadway, Suite 1600, Denver, CO 80202

carl.einhaus@dhe.state.co.us  |  highered.colorado.gov

Indo-U.S. Genome Engineering/Editing Technology Initiative (GETin) Program (2017-18)

9/6 Early Career Program

CSU’s Research and Advancement divisions are pleased to offer a seminar on grant-seeking from public and private funders for Early Career Investigators and the staff that support them. Topics will include identifying and evaluating opportunities, proposal strategy and collaboration, and techniques for maximizing your odds for receiving an award. The format will be part presentation and part moderated small group brainstorming. Bring your specific proposal ideas for discussion.

Registration: Early Career Investigator Grant Seminar

CSU’s Research and Advancement divisions are pleased to offer a seminar on grant-seeking from public and private funders for Early Career Investigators and the staff that support them. Topics will include identifying and evaluating opportunities, proposal strategy and collaboration, and techniques for maximizing your odds for receiving an award. The format will be part presentation and part moderated small group brainstorming. Bring your specific proposal ideas for discussion.For questions contact Peter Hartman, Director of Foundation Relations at peter.hartman@colostate.edu.

Open Innovation Initiative at DuPont Pioneer

Good morning,

 

We believe that the global scientific community can do truly innovative work when we collaborate.  Last week we softly launched a new initiative at Pioneer.

 

Our Open Innovation initiative is where we will use the science of the lab and the land to maximize productivity and sustainability of the world’s farmland to enhance food security.  We accomplish this through two main strategic approaches:

 

  • Collaborate with thought leaders and innovators around the world to access and develop the most innovative technologies; and
  • Rapidly deploying those innovative technologies through organizations that are good stewards of those technologies.

 

We maintain an unwavering commitment to the development and deployment of innovative and sustainable agricultural solutions for the greater good.  To learn more:

https://openinnovation.pioneer.com/  (best viewed in Chrome)

 

Be Curious,

 

Robin

_____________________________________________________

Robin Greubel, MCRP, MBA

Academic Outreach Manager

Community & Academic Relations | DuPont Pioneer

7100 NW 62nd Avenue |  PO Box 1000  | Johnston Iowa 50131-1000

(515) 535-7719 Office   |  (515) 231-5763 Cell

robin.greubel@pioneer.com

UC Davis Genome Center Summer 2017 Workshops

UC Davis Genome Center

Summer 2017 Workshops!

 

For more information, and to register, go to https://registration.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/

 

Registration is now open for these four workshops:

 

August 7-11: Proteomics Short Course

 

Participants will be exposed to fundamental technology platforms and current methodologies in the field of mass spectrometry-based proteomics. Topics for this hands-on introductory proteome analysis workshop include:

 

  • Bottom-up quantitative and non-quantitative nano-electrospray proteomics tandem mass spectrometry (nESI-LC/MSMS)
  • In-gel digestion lab class
  • Nano-scale HPLC & peptide spectrum matching using open-source software (X! Tandem)
  • Targeted proteomics
  • de novo sequencing
  • Data analysis, using programs such as Scaffold and Skyline

 

Lectures will be presented by the proteomics core staff as well as leading proteomics experts including scientists from UC Davis, UCSF, Stanford, Bruker, Thermo Scientific and the Buck institute. This is an intensive, practical course that is meant to give the participant enough background to allow them to take the course material and build upon and apply it to their own individual projects. No proteomics experience is necessary, although laboratory experience working with proteins is usually helpful.

 

For more information go to https://registration.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/.

 

August 9-11: RNA-Seq Library Preparation

and Introduction to Data Analysis

 

This workshop provides comprehensive hands-on training in the preparation of high quality RNA-Seq libraries for the Illumina platform. Participants will generate two types of RNA-seq libraries, suitable for bacterial and eukaryotic samples. RNA samples will be provided.

 

Lectures will cover the entire workflow including sample QC/QA, the basic principles of the Illumina technologies, and considerations for experimental design meeting current publication standards.  Approximately 6 hours will be spent on data analysis.

 

The workshop will conclude with an evaluation of library quality and a discussion session focusing on each participant’s experimental design to help maximize efficiency and output of sequencing experiments.

 

For more information, and to register, go to https://registration.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/.

 

August 21-25: Variant Analysis (Bioinformatics)

 

Participants will explore experimental design, cost estimation, data generation, and processing of genomic data generated on the Illumina sequencing platform to discover and analyze variants. Topics will include mapping data to a genome, variant discovery pipelines, SNP annotation, effect prediction, structural variants, copy number variants, Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS), and Cancer datasets.

 

This workshop will include a rich collection of lectures and hands-on sessions, covering both theory and tools associated with command-line variant analysis. Participants will use their own laptops to learn about software and protocols, create and modify workflows, and how to diagnose/treat problematic data utilizing high performance computing services. Exercises will be performed with provided datasets, using command-line interaction.

 

There are no prerequisites other than familiarity with general biological concepts and an enthusiasm for learning bioinformatics data analysis.

 

For more information, and to register, go to https://registration.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/.

 

September 6-8: Microbial Community Analysis (Bioinformatics)

 

This workshop covers amplicon-based microbial analysis and methodology using high throughput sequencing technologies, and ancillary topics, including:

  • Differences between community analysis with amplicons versus shotgun metagenomics and metatranscriptomics
  • Experimental design
  • Sequencing library preparation techniques and considerations (lecture only)
  • Sequence data quality assurance and expectations
  • Processing of amplicon reads (using the python application dbcAmplicons)
  • Analysis of community structure (using R and vegan)
  • Lecture on metagenome assembly and metatranscriptome assembly and annotation
  • Post analysis and visualization (using R)

 

For this workshop, it is strongly recommended that participants have basic familiarity with the Linux/Unix (or Mac) command line, as well as familiarity with general biological concepts and an enthusiasm for learning about microbial data analysis!

 

For more information, and to register, go to https://registration.genomecenter.ucdavis.edu/.

 

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Jeff Muhs

DOE's RFI for Early State R&D of Processed Clean Water

All,

FYI, The USDOE EERE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) has issued a Request for Information (RFI – see link below) on technologies that if successfully advanced, could impact the cost-effective and energy efficient availability of clean water processed from a variety of sources, including: surface water, ground water, brackish water, seawater, and wastewater. One method for producing clean water is desalination. To date, desalination technologies have largely been pressure driven, but solar thermal applications also have the potential to efficiently produce clean water with additional analysis and design advancements. The office is seeking feedback on technologies, like desalination, with the potential for early-stage research that optimize the use of renewable energy sources and have a range of applications including municipal drinking water, agricultural uses, and industrial needs. The purpose of this RFI is to solicit feedback and comments from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on opportunities for the research, and development of technologies with the potential to make clean water processing and production more efficient. Results from this research would help to lower the costs of processed clean water and ensure an abundant supply of clean water throughout United States.

 

https://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/early-stage-research-and-development-processed-clean-water-amo

 

Jeff Muhs

Collaboration with UC Davis at the nexus of food preservation and energy utilization

Colleagues:

CSU is partnering with the UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food & Health (IIFH) to initiate research projects this fall emphasizing technologies and processes to address energy inefficiencies, food safety and nutritional content in food preservation. Proposals aimed at innovations that augment cold storage and drying processes are encouraged along with advances in associated packaging, distribution, consumer education and behavior programs, and market and policy drivers. Total funds for proposed projects should fall in the range of $50,000 to $250,000 direct-cost over two years, with approximately equal division of effort between UCD and CSU counterparts. At minimum, teams should comprise one faculty each from UCD and CSU, with approximately equal division of effort. It is strongly encouraged that teams also include members of external groups willing to commit resources (materials, expertise or funding) to the project. Applications will be due no later than 5pm PST on July 31 and a webinar is being planned for June 14 at 2PM MDT (details to follow).

More details on the funding opportunity and submission guidelines can be found at:

http://foodaghealth.solutions/funding/

One-Day NSF Grant Training Seminar at the University of Colorado

Writing/Designing NSF Proposals Workshop
April 27, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
To be held at the:
University of Colorado- Boulder

Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center

This one-day comprehensive workshop is geared towards those who wish to submit winning research proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Participants will understand how to navigate the NSF website and FastLane, focus on the key sections of successful proposals and demonstrate that their projects merit the excellence and innovations that lead to the top of other submissions. Participants will also be engaged in interactive exercises, writing, lectures and discussions that will leave them with an understanding of how to research, write and develop a specific project.

Areas to be covered include the:

1. Overall strategic plan of grant writing
2. Types of awards and NSF funding, including what to look for in a grant application
3. Proposal preparation process and submission mechanisms
4. Characteristics, content and function of the various pieces of the proposal

Participants will learn how to:

1. Compose the pieces of an NSF research grant proposal
2. Understand the inner workings of NSF’s Merit Review and the rating scores
3. Develop and write the Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts sections
4. Package superior proposal submissions
5. Avoid the fatal flaws of a grant
6. Effectively write and approach resubmissions

Presenter: Dr. Maria Esformes has participated on many grant review panels, including those for the National Science Foundation. In addition, she has written and received major research and programmatic grants from such donors as the Mellon Foundation, Skirball Foundation, Maurice Amado Foundation, American Philosophical Society, and various government grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, and the Fulbright Commission. Dr. Esformes holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado (Boulder), an M.A. from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), and a B.A. from Portland State University (Portland, OR).

To register:
Please click here
Questions? Call us at (866) 704-7268
Workshop Fee: $395.00 (includes a comprehensive directory, workbook, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast)
*Space is limited and since this class fills-up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.*

Can’t make it?
Join us April 25, 2017 for an
Online Version of this Workshop

You may also be interested in the NIH counterpart to this workshop on April 28, 2017.
Receive a discount of $50 by registering for both the NSF and NIH workshops.

NSF: Research Opportunities in Europe for NSF Postdoc Research Fellows

Colleagues:

 

NSF has issued a Dear Colleague Letter: “To further scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the United States, an Implementing Arrangement was signed on July 13, 2012 to enable U.S. scientists and engineers with NSF-funded CAREER awards and Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to pursue research collaboration with European colleagues supported through EU-funded European Research Council (ERC) grants.”

 

For further information:

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17059/nsf17059.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Best,

Christa

 

Christa C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research

Colorado State University

970-491-7194

Christa.Johnson@colostate.edu

Release of NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate - Early Career Faculty (NNH17ZOA001N-17ECF_B1)

Release of NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate – Early Career Faculty (NNH17ZOA001N-17ECF_B1)

 

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters has released a solicitation, titled Early Career Faculty (ECF), as an appendix to the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) umbrella NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled “Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion 2017 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2017), on February 9, 2017. The solicitation is available by visiting the URL: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={ABF4264B-6D71-F670-F10E-19DB21BC6BBD}&path=open

 

STMD, and the Space Technology Research Grants (STRG) Program in particular, seek proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of faculty members early in their careers as they conduct space technology research of high priority to NASA’s Mission Directorates and STMD. NASA is seeking proposals that plan to pursue innovative, early-stage space technology research in the topic areas specifically enumerated in the solicitation. Specifically, the proposals must address one of the following six topics:

 

  • Topic 1 – Integrated Photonic Sensors and Science Instrument Subsystems
  • Topic 2 – Meso- and Micro-scale Fluidic Sample Acquisition and Handling for Human Exploration and Space Science Missions
  • Topic 3 – Cognitive Communications for NASA Science and Exploration
  • Topic 4 – Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Solutions for NASA Data Challenges

 

Notices of Intent Due: March 3, 2017 

Proposals Due: March 31, 2017 

 

Only accredited U.S. universities are eligible to submit proposals on behalf of their outstanding new faculty members who intend to develop academic careers related to space technology. The proposed research must be led by a single, eligible Principal Investigator (PI). The PI must be an untenured Assistant Professor on the tenure track at the sponsoring U.S. university at the time of award. The PI must be a U.S. citizen or have lawful status of permanent residency. The PI must be the primary researcher on the effort; Co-Investigators are not permitted. Collaborators (other than NASA civil servants/JPL) are permitted. See the solicitation for complete requirements regarding eligibility and for definitions and restrictions regarding collaborators.

 

A PI may submit only one proposal in response to this appendix.

 

NASA encourages submission of ECF proposals on behalf of early career faculty members at all U.S. universities and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

 

The financial and programmatic support for ECF comes from the Space Technology Research Grants Program within the Space Technology Mission Directorate. Awards are planned to start in October 2017. NASA plans to make approximately 6-8 awards as a result of this ECF solicitation, subject to the receipt of meritorious proposals. The actual number of awards will depend on the quality of the proposals received; NASA reserves the right to make no awards under this solicitation.

 

All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES or through Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) by an authorized organizational representative. Notices of Intent are strongly encouraged by March 3, 2017. Proposals are due on or before March 31, 2017. Detailed submission instructions are provided in the solicitation. Potential proposers and their proposing organizations are urged to familiarize themselves with the submission system(s), ensure they are registered in NSPIRES, and submit the required proposal materials well in advance of the deadline.

 

Technical and programmatic comments and questions may be addressed by e-mail to the Space Technology Research Grants Program Executive, Claudia Meyer, at hq-ecf-call@mail.nasa.gov. Procurement questions may be addressed by e-mail to the acquisition point of contact on this solicitation, Kimberly Cone, at hq-ecf-call@mail.nasa.gov. Responses to inquiries will be answered by e-mail and may also be included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents located on the NSPIRES page associated with the solicitation; anonymity of persons/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.

 

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Call for Sustainable Development Goal Labs

Dear Colleagues,

Future Earth and the Stockholm Centre are launching a call for Sustainable Development Goal Labs (SDG Labs) in advance of the Resilience 2017 conference and International Conference on Sustainability Science, which will be held back to back in Stockholm 21-26 August. They are looking for great ideas with potential to make major breakthroughs on the SDGs. The outcomes of the SDG will be presented on 24 August during the joint “Ideas and innovation” policy day for policymakers, business, researchers and media.

For more information and to apply, click HERE. Download the flyer HERE.

Craig Starger, Ph.D
Research Enabling Lead, Colorado Global Hub, Future Earth
Research Scientist, School of Global Environmental Sustainability

 

Diana H. Wall, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, School of Global Environmental Sustainability

NSF INFEWS Info Sessions 1/30 and 1/31

Research Associate Deans:

The OVPR will be hosting information sessions for the upcoming NSF Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS) funding opportunity; full proposals for which are due 3/6/2017.  Per NSF, FEW systems will incorporate physical processes, natural processes, biological processes, social/behavioral processes, and cyber-components, so we hope to attract researchers from a range of diverse disciplines.

 

May I ask that you please distribute the below information regarding this opportunity to any potentially interested researchers in your college?

 

If I can provide you with additional information on this opportunity, please let me know.
Best regards,

Meg

 

 

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The Office of the Vice President for Research is hosting an Information Session on the upcoming National Science Foundation Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) funding opportunity (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17530/nsf17530.htm).  Full proposals are due to NSF on March 6, 2017.

 

This information session will provide an introduction to the INFEWS funding opportunity, lessons learned from the 2016 INFEWS program, and an opportunity for participants to brainstorm and share proposal ideas and teaming opportunities.

We will be offering this session on two dates.

 

What: NSF INFEWS Info Session

When/Where:

  • Monday, 1/30, 12-1PM in LSC 308
  • Tuesday, 1/31, 12-1PM in LSC 324

 

For questions or more information, please contact Ken Reardon (Kenneth.Reardon@colostate.edu) or Meg Suter (Meghan.Suter@colostate.edu).

 

 

Meghan Elisabeth Suter, Ph.D.

 

Office of the Vice President for Research | Colorado State University

240 University Services Center | 2001 Campus Delivery | Fort Collins, CO 80253-2001

O: (970) 491-3998 | C: (617) 957-1124 | meghan.suter@colostate.edu |

Energy Department Announces $22.7 Million for Integrated Biorefinery Optimization

Dear CAAFI Members,

 

We wanted to make you aware of this significant opportunity:

 

BETO and NIFA Announce $22.7 Million in Funding for Integrated Biorefinery Optimization

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) released a Funding Opportunity Announcement to support research and development of “Integrated Biorefinery (IBR) Optimization.” $22.7 million is available in four topic areas to address the financial and technical challenges involved in IBR commercial scale up:

  • Robust handling of feedstocks, biosolids, residual solids, and feeding systems to reactors;
  • High-value end products from waste or another undervalued source;
  • Industrial IBR separations; and
  • Solid material (e.g., feedstock) modeling and reactor feeding systems.

For more information on funding availability, as well as eligibility requirements, refer to the FOA.

 

This funding opportunity highlights the continued interest and engagement of USDA and DOE in advancing the pursuit of cost-competitive sustainable alternative jet fuels.

 

Thanks,

Upcoming dates at the BSF

Dear Colleague,

 

We would like to remind you of the following deadlines of BSF and NSF-BSF programs in the coming months:

 

BSF Programs:

 

  1. BSF program in Transformative Science. Deadline for pre-proposals to the BSF is April 27, 2017. Call for Proposals can be found here.

 

  1. BSF program Rahamimoff Travel Grants for Young Scientists. Deadline for applications by U.S. or Israeli PhD students is April 25, 2017. Call for Proposals can be found here.

 

NSF-BSF Programs:

 

  1. NSF-BSF program in Integrative and Organismal Systems (pre-proposal). Deadline for pre-proposals by the U.S. partner to the NSF is January 19, and by the Israeli to the BSF is January 24, 2017. Call for Proposals can be found here.

 

  1. NSF-BSF program in Environmental Biology (pre-proposal). Deadline for pre-proposals by the U.S. partner to the NSF is January 23, and by the Israeli to the BSF is January 29, 2017. Call for Proposals can be found here.

 

  1. NSF-BSF program in Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry. Deadline for applications by the U.S. partner to the NSF is February 1, 2017 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is February 7, 2017. Call for Proposals can be found here.

 

  1. NSF-BSF program in Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics. Deadline for applications by the U.S. partner to the NSF is February 1, 2017 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is February 7, 2017. Call for Proposals can be found here.

 

  1. NSF-BSF program in Hydrologic Sciences. Deadline for applications by the U.S. partner to the NSF is February 1, 2017 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is February 7, 2017. Call for Proposals can be found here.

 

  1. NSF-BSF program in Sedimentary Geology. Deadline for applications by the U.S. partner to the NSF is February 1, 2017 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is February 7, 2017. Call for Proposals can be found here.

 

  1. NSF-BSF programs in Ceramics and Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT) in the Materials program, are open for submission all year around. Call for proposals can be found here.

 

 

We would be happy to see you or your students among the applicants to any of these programs.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Rachel (Heni) Haring

 

Dr. Heni Haring .

Assistant Director

United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation

8 Hamarpeh Street

P.O.Box 45086

Har Hotzvim

Jerusalem 91450  Israel

Tel: 972-2-5828239, Ext 110

Fax: 972-2-5828306

CSU Energy Institute Undergraduate Research Discovery and Mentoring Internship Opportunity

Energy Institute Affiliated Faculty and Researchers,

 

The CSU Energy Institute (EI) has received a donation of $33K to support a limited number of research discovery and mentoring internships for undergraduate students aligned with one or more of the Institute’s five focus areas (access to energy; food-energy-water; energy materials, devices, and systems; energy policy & human behavior; and environmental impacts of energy).  As a CSU EI-affiliated faculty member and/or research professional, please consider nominating one or more undergraduate students for this internship funding opportunity.

 

Eligible internship activities are not limited to traditional laboratory research and can encompass topics as diverse as artistic endeavors, field work, communications, marketing, entrepreneurial activities, and emersions into energy policy.  Where possible and appropriate, we encourage applicants to consider leveraging and aligning EI funding requests with other established undergraduate programs (REU, senior design, work study, capstone, honors, etc.).  At the donor’s request, preference will be given to students with low socio-economic means. Although not designating a firm financial cap on funding requests, we do anticipate awarding a varied portfolio of several undergraduate internships across a variety of disciplines in the range of $3K to $5K each.

 

If interested, please reply to this e-mail with a PDF attachment (preferably one page) containing the following information by COB Monday, December 5, 2016:

 

Activity Title: (25 words or less):

Student Name(s) w/ CSU ID # (if known):

Advisor/Mentor Name:

College/Department:

Project Scope (500 words or less):

Project Duration/Schedule:

Requested Funds:

Project Deliverable (25 words or less):

Leveraged Program & Associated Cost-Share (25 words or less, if applicable):

 

After a cursory review of the applications, the Energy Institute will form an independent evaluation committee to review each application and make final selections (likely by the end of the semester).

 

Regards,

 

Jeff Muhs

Associate Director

CSU Energy Institute

Boettcher Webb-Waring

The attached information page about the Boettcher Webb-Waring program will be announced through the regular limited submission process, but we are also distributing it directly to the RADs because the Boettcher process is somewhat unique. We did go ahead and add a college deadline to this announcement so that all of the timeline and deadline information would be in one place. Of course you are welcome to change the college deadline if you wish. Please note that this year we will be holding an open information session on Boettcher on 12/12, from 3:30-4:30, in LSC 376. Please distribute this information as you deem appropriate.

Boettcher Limited Submission

Webb-Waring Research Award

Thanks!
Christa

 

Christa C. Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research

Colorado State University

970-491-7194

Christa.Johnson@colostate.edu

Chateaubriand Fellowship Call for Applications 2017-2018

 

 

Dear colleague,

We would like to inform you that the Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications for 2017-2018 is now open.

We believe this program may interest colleagues in your university or graduate school who have or would like to initiate collaborations with French researchers.

Below and attached you will find a description of the Chateaubriand Fellowship. We would appreciate it if you could forward this information to any of your colleagues or other contacts that may be interested.

 

Chateaubriand Fellowship 2017-2018 EN

 

We remain at your disposal for any further information, and thank you in advance for your help in disseminating this call for applications.

Sincerely,

Minh-Hà Pham
Counselor for Science and Technology
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Rachel MacFarland
Program Coordinator
Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007

 

The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications is now openhttp://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org

Complete applications must be submitted by January 27, 2017
The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.
The program is divided in two sections:

  • STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. The Chateaubriand Fellowship supports PhD students registered in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory.

 

This fellowship is offered by the Office for Science & Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in Washington in partnership witwith universities and research organizations in France and the United States. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program.

 

  • HSS: Humanities and Social Sciences

The Chateaubriand fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences is offered by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France. The HSS program targets outstanding Ph.D. students enrolled in American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

The HSS Chateaubriand program is supported by the Campus France agency which provides a welcome package and assistance to Fellows upon their arrival. Social networking opportunities are also offered by the Fulbright program in France.
ELIGIBILITY

  • Candidates must be currently working on their Ph.D.
  • Candidates do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be enrolled in an American university.
  • Candidates must obtain a letter of recommendation from their advisor(s) in the U.S., as well as a letter of invitation from a professor affiliated with a French university or research institution. Please contact your supervisor in France as early as possible.

For more specific eligibility criteria please visit our website.

BENEFITS

  • A monthly stipend
  • Health insurance for the entire duration of the fellowship
  • A round-trip ticket to France

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Academic relevance of the research project
  • Student’s command of the subject
  • Benefits of a research trip to France for the future of the collaboration
  • Background of the research collaboration
  • Contribution of the project to France/U.S. academic exchange

CONTACTS

WEBSITE & APPLICATION

http://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org

 

 

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Art and Science Exhibition

Welcome to the 10th Art and Science Exhibition

“Study the science of art and the art of science.”
Leonardo da Vinci
This exhibition acknowledges and celebrates the wide range of creative output found in the juxtaposition of art and science.

Who: All CSU students, faculty, and staff are eligible to submit work in any medium that is either science-inspired art or artistically-appreciated science to this juried exhibition which will be held in the Curfman Gallery.
What: All media welcome: from 3-D printing to printmaking, photography to performance art, photovoltaics to pastels — and everything else that explores the intersection of science and art.
When:
Feb 1: Intent to submit work
Feb 3: Art dropoff
Feb 21 – Mar 24: Exhibition

Contact Information

Questions about artwork and submissions can be sent to lsc_artsprogram@mail.colostate.edu

With any questions, comments, or ideas, please contact: The College of Natural Sciences Dean’s Office – 491-5397

Support of State-of-the-Art Ground-Based Instrumentation and Facilities in AGS

Dear Colleague Letter: Support of State-of-the-Art Ground-Based Instrumentation and Facilities in AGS

 

Available Formats:
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JEFFERSON SCIENCE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Jefferson Science Fellows program, supported by the Department of State and USAID, is seeking applications for 2017. The aim is to engage the academic science community in US foreign policy and international development.

 

The JSF is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens. The application period closes at the end of October. Selected Jefferson Science Fellows spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy/international development issues. Assignments are tailored to the needs of the hosting office, while taking into account the Fellows’ interests and areas of expertise. As part of their assignments, Fellows also have the opportunity to travel to U.S. embassies and missions overseas. Following the fellowship year, Fellows will return to their academic career but will remain available to the U.S. government as an experienced consultant for short-term projects.

For the 2017-2018 program year, it is expected that the U.S. Department of State and USAID will host up to 15 Jefferson Science Fellows; the fellowship begins in mid-August. Visit the How to Apply page (http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/Jefferson/PGA_046612) to view eligibility criteria, terms of the fellowship, and instructions for applying.

 

Recent Jefferson Fellows from CSU include Melinda Laituri (2014), Mo Salamn (2013), and Raj Khosla (2012). I suggest contacting these colleagues for advice on your application.

National Pork Board Releases RFP on Antimicrobial Resistance

From: “Gouge, Eddie” <egouge@APLU.ORG>
To: “Gouge, Eddie” <egouge@APLU.ORG>
Subject: National Pork Board Releases RFP on Antimicrobial Resistance

MEMORANDUM

 

 

TO:                   Board on Agriculture Assembly

Other Interested Individuals

 

FROM:              Eddie G. Gouge

Senior Associate Director, Federal Relations – Food and Agricultural Sciences

and Executive Director, CARET  

 

DATE:               October 17, 2016

 

SUBJECT:       National Pork Board Releases RFP on Antimicrobial Resistance

 

 

The National Pork Board has released a request for proposals  in a variety of areas – including one for antimicrobial resistance. This looks like it might be a good opportunity to secure some funding for an area of great interest to the land-grant university system.

 

More information on the RFPs (format, deadlines, etc) can be found at:

 

http://www.pork.org/pork-checkoff-research/research-request-proposal/

 

The deadline for submitting proposals is Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (CST). Please address any questions you might have to the point of contact listed in the announcement.

 

The RFP follows:

 

PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Public Health – Antibiotic Use & Resistance

 

The Producer/Public Health and Workplace Safety (PPHWS) Committee is soliciting proposals in the areas of Antibiotic Use and Resistance. The priorities (not listed in order of priority) and key concepts listed below were developed by a joint committee taskforce with producer and subject matter expert representation from each of the National Pork Board’s Science and Technology Committees.  The Board has dedicated $600,000 to this effort in 2017 however; there is no limit set for the amount of funding requested for individual proposals.

Proposals must be submitted in the attached format in order to be considered.  Projects may cover multiple-years for completion of an entire project.  However, proposals for multi-year projects are expected to detail project deliverables and budgets on a year-to-year basis. Regular interim reports are required for both single year and multi-year proposals.  Inclusion of preliminary data and evidence of cooperative funding is highly encouraged.  Proposals will be reviewed by panels of experts for scientific soundness and by pork producers for industry application.  Proposals may be returned to the investigator with suggested/requested revisions prior to final funding decisions.  Funding for accepted projects will follow final approval by the National Pork Board.  For information regarding this solicitation, please contact Dr. Dave Pyburn by Email (dpyburn@pork.org) or by phone at (515) 223-2634.

 

Proposals are solicited in these areas only.  Proposals submitted that do not adhere to these areas will not be considered further.

 

Below is a list of research areas to be addressed by the Antibiotic Use and Resistance research RFP.  Submitted proposals must bring fundamental knowledge and application for continuous improvement of antibiotic use best practices in the pork industry. Research in these areas will require a variety of disciplines and therefore proposals utilizing a multidisciplinary approach are highly encouraged.  Proposals should reference which priorities and key concepts listed below are being addressed.  Animal studies should be conducted in commercial-like conditions and with sufficient replication to make statistically appropriate conclusions.  Additionally, proposals should provide a power analysis to document and ensure sample size is adequate.  Nursery trials will be given higher consideration when subsequent finishing performance is monitored and carcass data collected. In order to be considered for funding, submitted proposals must show evidence of sufficient statistical power in relation to primary project objectives, clearly define the role of the study in meeting the objective to deliver cost effective outcomes technology, and address one or more of the following research priorities:

 

1)         Alternatives to Antibiotics (Please Note: This is NOT solicitation for product development)

  • Evaluate alternative interventions to define therapeutic options in the weaning phase.
  • Assess the comparative efficacy (prevention, control, treatment) of products that may be used as substitution to antibiotics under controlled disease challenge. The current industry equivalent should be specified in the study.

 

  • Environmental Fate of Antibiotics
  • Evaluate the impact of manure storage pit additives on antibiotic residues/resistance in the manure excrement?
  • Assess the use of barn disinfectants as it relates to the potential selection of antibiotic resistance. Studies may also assess the advantages/disadvantages of rotating disinfectant options in barns.

 

  • Antibiotic Administration
  • Evaluate the amount of antibiotics used and route of administration in the nursery phase in terms of antibiotic efficacy and likelihood of selection for antibiotic resistance.
  • Assess the use of injectable antibiotic regimens in preweaned piglets on ultimate antibiotic need and potential impacts on the development immunity.
  • Evaluate or compare efficacy of current treatment regimens of water antibiotics or injectable antibiotics during coinfections.

 

  • Mitigations
  • Demonstrate the value of prevention uses of antibiotics versus treatment uses.
  • Evaluate basic mechanisms for bacterial vaccine development. It is important to understand that this is NOT solicitation for product development.
  • Identify and characterize genetic markers for diseases of importance in swine production that currently require antibiotic treatment, directly, or indirectly due to coinfection.

 

Further Information

  • Preference will be given to projects that involve multi-disciplinary approaches that may include academic and commercial collaborations, except where discovery is needed to establish principles necessary for additional research.
  • Projects spanning more than one year are not discouraged so that a project is provided sufficient time to deliver desirable outcomes.  However, funding of a multi-year project must be justified, with second and third year funding being dependent on sufficient progress of the prior year
  • A description of methods to assess the potential economic impact of widespread adoption of the research conclusion on the swine industry should be included in each proposal.  This may necessitate the inclusion of an agriculture economist on the research team.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me whenever I can be of any assistance.

 

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Eddie G. Gouge

Senior Associate Director, Federal Relations – Food and Agricultural Sciences and

Executive Director, Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET)

 

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Fellowship in TRANSLATIONAL PLANT SCIENCES GRADUATE PROGRAM

Subject: Fellowship in TRANSLATIONAL PLANT SCIENCES GRADUATE PROGRAM

 

Dear All:

There are several fellowship available in 2017 in our TRANSLATIONAL PLANT SCIENCES GRADUATE PROGRAM. Please forward the attached flyer to your students who might be interested.

Thanks,

Guo-Liang

TPS Flier

Model MOU OHI Program Fellows

Dear colleagues, we are approaching the deadline for applications for the One Health Fellows program.  Please encourage persons in your departments to consider application.

I have bcc’d CVMBS faculty that have been on historical One Health mailing lists.  If you have not yet seen this opportunity here is some additional information:

Interested in working on a One Health Program?  Please see the attached invitation to participate.  Applications are due Sunday Oct 16 at 5PM.  FAQ are included in this document; feel free to direct any additional questions to Sue VandeWoude (CVMBS One Health Strategic Advisory Committee member) or Bruno Sobral, CSU One Health Institute director.

As a summary, the One Health Institute is recruiting potential participants for three one health ‘projects/programs/pillars’:

  1. Urbanization and health
  2. Food Systems and health
  3. Environmental Change and health

The process for recruitment will be to solicit fellows who are interested in these topics, have them fill out an application (link in the invitation), and have an advisory team and OHI select final participants.  Both collaborative approach and disciplinary expertise will be reviewed during the selection process.

The application deadline has been extended until Sunday, Oct. 16th at 5:00 PM

Invitation to participate

 

Thanks, Sue

 

Sue VandeWoude, DVM
Associate Dean for Research, CVMBS
Professor of Comparative Medicine, DMIP
Colorado State University
1619 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins CO 80523-1619
(970) 491-7162; fax: 491-0523
suev@lamar.colostate.edu

The 2017 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program graphic

The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships (OFI) is pleased to call for applications to the 2017 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship and affiliated programs

Programs now accepting applications include:

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (for Graduate Students, Predoc Students, Postdoc Researchers, and Senior Researchers)

The Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Smithsonian Postgraduate Fellowship in Conservation of Museum Collections

The Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF)

The Smithsonian Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship

The George Burch Fellowship

Please note the deadline for these programs has changed from last year. The new application deadline for most of these programs is now Thursday, December 1, 2016.

For more information, go to http://smithsonianofi.com or call the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships at 202-633-7070.

470 L’Enfant Plaza SW Suite 7102
Washington, DC 20013-7012

National Science Foundation IUSE Webinar on September 27 for Pre-service STEM Teacher Education

Dear Colleague:

The NSF Division of Undergraduate Education in collaboration with AAAS
will offer an Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) Program
webinar for institutions interested in improving undergraduate
education for PRE-SERVICE STEM TEACHERS on

***Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 6:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time***

Speakers will include NSF Program Officers in the IUSE Program:
Kathleen Bergin & Sandra Richardson.

Participants will have the opportunity to submit written questions.

This 90-minute webinar will center on opportunities for funding in the
EHR: IUSE program, specifically associated with aspects of
undergraduate education related to pre-service STEM teacher
preparation. Questions from the webinar participants will assist in
driving the richness of the discussion.

The NSF IUSE Program supports proposals that are interested in
improving undergraduate education, which includes PRE-SERVICE STEM
EDUCATION.  The solicitation states: “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.”

The IUSE Program supports “research-based and research-generating
approaches to understanding STEM learning; to designing, testing, and
studying curricular change; to wide dissemination and implementation
of best practices; and to broadening participation of individuals and
institutions in STEM fields.”

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To register and receive logon instructions for the Webinar, copy and
paste the following link into your browser window:

http://nsfnoyce.org/informational-webinar-nsf-iuse-program-and-pre-service-teacher-education/
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For more information about the webinar registration, contact AAAS staff

Betty Calinger, bcalinge@aaas.org or Tarrick Clayton, tclayton@aaas.org

For questions about the EHR: IUSE proposals contact these NSF Program Officers:

Kathleen Bergin, kbergin@nsf.gov or Sandra Richardson, srichard@nsf.gov

Data Management Series - Data and Donuts

Dear CRAD members,

Please share with your colleges the information below about the Libraries’ Research Data Management Series, Data and Donuts, held in the Morgan Library computer labs from September through May. These will be provided by Dr. Tobin Magle, our Data Management Specialist—Thank you, Dawn

http://lib.colostate.edu/services/data-management/data-and-donuts

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Meet an editor from The Conversation Sept. 30

Colorado State University has recently partnered with The Conversation to help bring our faculty and their research to a wider audience, and you can learn more about this outstanding opportunity on Friday, Sept. 30.

Jennifer Weeks, energy and environment editor for The Conversation, will be presenting three sessions on not only how to work with her team, but also helpful instruction on how to write about your research for a general readership.

She will be in Library Room 203 (next to the Archives) from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and then from 1:30-3 p.m. in TILT Room 104.

All faculty are welcome to attend; Ph.D. candidates and post-docs will find the sessions extremely useful. You need only attend one session; choose the time most convenient for you.

The Conversation

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered directly to the public. It is a collaboration between editors and academics to provide informed news analysis and commentary that’s free to read and republish. Publications from Time and Newsweek to The Washington Post and the Associated Press regularly use content from The Conversation.

The Conversation features articles from experts at more than 1,600 universities and research institutions from around the world, and disseminates those articles to more than 22,000 media outlets and news sites worldwide, giving the service a potential reach of about 35 million daily. Founding partners and funders include Boston University, Rutgers, Penn State, Case Western Reserve, Michigan State, Ohio State, the Alfred P. Sloan, Henry Luce and Robert Wood Johnson foundations, and many more. Colorado State is now a supporting partner, which guarantees our faculty priority access to The Conversation’s editorial team.

The editors are looking for academics and researchers from CSU who can write an original, timely, 800- to 1000-word article based on your research or area of expertise for a general audience. Excerpts of books or previously published articles are not accepted. (Complete guidelines are available online.)

The Conversation offers you the ability to reach a very wide audience for some of your most interesting work and offers the University the opportunity to highlight some of the excellent work being done here at Colorado State.

If you have questions, contact Kate Jeracki, Editor and Content Manager, at 491-2658, kate.jeracki@colostate.edu. And plan to attend one of the sessions on Sept. 30.

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF17) - Fall 2017 Release

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF17) – Fall 2017 Release

 

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters has released a solicitation, titled NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) – Fall 2017, on September 8, 2016. The solicitation is available by visiting the URL: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={A3488581-2E70-6AA1-76F0-E9A5A770A975}&path=open

 

NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) seeks to sponsor U.S. citizen and permanent resident graduate student researchers who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our Nation’s science, exploration, and economic future. This call for graduate student fellowship applications solicits applications from individuals pursuing or planning to pursue master’s (e.g., M.S.) or doctoral (e.g., Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities.

 

Selected applicants will perform research at their respective campuses and at NASA Centers. In addition to his or her faculty advisor, each Fellow will be matched with a technically relevant and community-engaged researcher who will serve as the student’s research collaborator.

 

This solicitation has two phases:

 

  • Phase A is the application submission by the student. All Phase A applications must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES and are due by 6 PM ET on November 3, 2016. Detailed submission instructions for applicants are provided under “Other Documents” on the NSPIRES webpage associated with the NSTRF17 solicitation. Potential student applicants are urged to access the NSPIRES electronic proposal system well in advance of the proposal due date to register with NSPIRES, familiarize themselves with its structure, and to enter the requested information.

 

  • Phase B is the application submission by the university where the selected student will be enrolled for the fall 2017 term as a full-time graduate student (as specified in the NSTRF17 solicitation).

 

Awards are planned to coincide with the start of the 2017 academic year and are subject to the availability of appropriated funds. Awards resulting from this competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to accredited U.S. universities. This solicitation covers only new fellowship applications; renewal applications are handled separately.

Comments and questions may be addressed by e-mail to the Space Technology Research Grants Program Executive, Claudia Meyer (hq-nstrf-call@mail.nasa.gov). Responses to inquiries will be answered by e-mail and may also be included in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document located on the NSPIRES page associated with the solicitation; anonymity of individuals/institutions who submit questions will be preserved.

 

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You are receiving this email because you have subscribed, through NSPIRES, to a NASA directorate or office-specific mail list. If you wish to unsubscribe to this mail list, access your NSPIRES account, click on Account Management, then click the Email Subscriptions link. If you need assistance, please contact the NSPIRES Help Desk at NSPIRES-Help@nasaprs.com or call 202-479-9376.

Student Recruitment Funds Proposal for $600 Mini-Grants

To: Deans, Department Heads, Directors, and Faculty
From: Jodie Redditi Hanzlik, Dean, Graduate School
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Re: Student Recruitment Funds Proposal for $600 Mini-Grants
Deadline: 5 PM on Monday, October 3, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the funding of approximately 65, $600 mini-grants with the purpose of recruiting students beginning their graduate education at CSU in the 2017/2018 academic year. These funds will be available for recruitment occurring any time after October 21, 2016, for a variety of activities, such as faculty travel to professional meetings for recruiting well qualified students or travel expenses for students to visit campus.

Proposals must be submitted by 5pm on Monday, October 3, 2016. Awardees will be notified by October 21, and funds will be transferred to the unit/college’s account no later than December 1, 2016.

To submit a proposal, please review the detailed Program Announcement (see attached) and send a completed application to Debbie Sheaffer (Debbie.Sheaffer@colostate.edu) no later than 5pm on Monday, October 3, 2016.

Proposal link

Announcement of Scholarships in Denmark in Sustainable Farming for students from the U.S. and other countries

Aarhus University has asked USDA to disseminate the following announcement –

Aarhus University offers 4 attractive scholarships for very talented students within Engineering with a special interest in sustainable farming (Future Cropping – Danish Innovation Scholarships). Students from the United States, Republic of Korea, India, Brazil, Japan and China are eligible for application. Please note that the deadline to apply is 15 September 2016 and students will start their Master’s studies at Aarhus University from 1 February 2017.

All questions need to be directed to ma.admission@au.dk

Find more information about the scholarships(LINK: http://kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/tuition-fees-and-scholarships/scholarship-programmes/#c2161963)

Vaccine Development and Technology Seminar

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Save the Date: (Please share this opportunity with others in your area)

Learn about the advancement of vaccine development by merging conventional and artificial intelligence, social, and experimental sciences at the Leadership in Innovation Series Wednesday, October 19 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Ballroom A featuring William Warren, Vice President, and head of InnX at Sanofi Pasteur.

A networking reception will be held from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., the Leadership in Innovation seminar will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration for this event is required.

Register here:  http://col.st/iqVl1.

Add this event to your calendar: http://col.st/MqwCZ

About InnX and William Warren:

The InnX innovation group is addressing questions such as: Are we creating scientific/technological surprise? Do we foster an internal culture of disruptive thinking?  And How do we increase the velocity of ideas towards product development?  Warren is a member of the Research and Development Management Committee, External Innovation Executive Committee, the New Vaccines Advancement Committee and the Global Leader Network at Sanofi Pasteur.

About the Leadership In Innovation Series:

Alan Rudolph, CSU’s Vice President for Research, launched the Innovation Series in spring 2014 to introduce global innovations from the public and private sector to the University and Northern Colorado.

For questions, contact Lauren Klamm, communications and event coordinator for the VPR at Lauren.Klamm@colostate.edu

Best,

The Office of the VP for Research

Colorado State University

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Postdoc Fellowship

2017 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship
Now OPEN on the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation’s online portal, which is accessible through our website:http://www.beckman-foundation.org/programs/beckman-postdoctoral-fellows

Submission deadline: 9/19/16 by 5 pm Pacific

This is an Open Call, and institutions are not limited in the number of applications submitted.  Institutions with  a current Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow may also apply.

Please note, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation has added a Terms and Acknowledgement page which must be signed by an authorized signatory at the institution in order for a complete application to be considered. (Anticipate that this will add extra time to the application process.)

Please pass along this information to your colleagues, the office of sponsored programs and/or foundation relations at your institution.

 

If you have questions regarding the Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship Program after reviewing the online application and Program Overview section, please contact: aobpostdoc@beckman-foundation.org.

U.S. - Egypt S&T Joint Fund Call for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for the U.S. – Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund’s Collaborative Research and Junior Scientist Development Visit grant programs. Researchers from U.S. and Egyptian scientific institutes, universities, research centers, and governmental agencies are eligible to apply. U.S. researchers from private sector companies are also eligible to apply. For the 2016 announcement, support for competitively awarded research and development cooperation may take the form of:

 

Junior Scientist Development Visit Grants – Short term non-academic training visits for Egyptian researchers to U.S. institutions:

  • Up to a maximum of $30,000 USD
  • Up to nine months in duration

 

Collaborative Research Grants – Grants intended to foster research collaboration between Egyptian and U.S. scientists:

  • Up to $200,000 USD maximum each side
  • Up to two to three years in duration

 

Areas of interest are:

  • Agriculture, particularly climate change and sustainable crop/livestock production; emerging livestock diseases; and food processing and safety
  • Energy, particularly advances in energy storage systems and new trends in renewable energy
  • Health, particularly cancer; immunology; infectious diseases; neuroscience; stem cells; and responsible conduct of research
  • Water, particularly advances in desalination technology and improved efficiency for current water/agricultural practices
  • Nexus proposals, which intersect at least two of the four research areas (Agriculture, Energy, Health, and Water)

 

The call for proposals application deadline is September 27, 2016. For more information, full instructions, and to apply, visit: www.nationalacademies.org/egypt or www.stdf.org.eg.

Sekisui Internship Program

Dear All

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their summer months.

Sekisui has an Internship Program for Master level and above students.
It runs from January to August and is at our Corporate Research Center in Tsukuba Japan.
The areas of research at this Institute are generally in Alternative Energy, Advanced Materials, Fermentation, Catalysis, Green Chemistry, R2R, Batteries, OPV and DSSC solar,integrated environmental/health devices, etc.

Sekisui pays for the housing in Japan, cost of transportation from the housing in Japan to the Institute, subsidized lunch at company cafeteria, and approved costs for attending certain events/conferences within Japan.

Transportation to Japan is not covered by Sekisui.

It is highly unusual for a Corporate Research Center in Japan to open up to interns in such a situation.

This will be a strong item on their resumes and will give them many opportunities to meet and work with a very diverse group of leading researchers in many fields.

In addition, it will give them an opportunity to discuss important issues relevant to what industry is looking for.

Post Docs and Professor sabbaticals are also welcome (usually for one year, subject to mutual agreement for extensions) under paid positions.

If you or any of your fellow Professors have any students interested, then please have them send to me their resumes before the end of September 2016 (for the January 2017 program)

Best regards

Bill

William Clark
Special Advisor to the President
North America & Europe Business Development
Sekisui Chemical Co.
Tokyo Japan

Pharos Fund RFP - Internal Deadline: August 22, 2016

Hello everyone,

 

Attached please find the RFP and proposal instructions for the next semiannual proposal deadline of Bohemian Foundation’s Pharos Fund Grant Program—a Fort Collins-focused funding program with three goals: youth, economic stability, and vibrant community. For more information, please see the attached internal RFP and the Pharos Fund website.  The internal deadline for this opportunity is Monday, August 22, 2016 by 5pm. Please note that CSU is allowed only one proposal per department, so internal coordination may be required at the department-level to ensure that only a single application moves forward.

 

Pharos staff will again be offering a number of proposal workshops that lead potential applicants through the technical details of the online proposal system (one during the week of August 15-19, one during the week of August 22-26). While exact dates for these sessions have not yet been posted, faculty or staff who plan on submitting a proposal in the upcoming round—especially those new to Pharos—should consider attending one of these sessions. The Pharos application for the next round will go live on August 1.

 

If you are interested in developing a Pharos Fund proposal, please let me know as soon as possible. This will help applicants navigate the nuances specific to the Pharos Fund so that their proposals have the best chances for receiving funding. I am happy to meet with any applicants beforehand to discuss their projects and proposal strategies.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Sam

 

 

Sam Ernst

Assistant Director of Foundation Relations

University Advancement

Colorado State University

e-mail: sam.ernst@colostate.edu

office: 970.491.3491

RFA for CCTSI Pilot Programs

Hi all, please distribute to faculty and staff that might be interested in CCTSI pilot grant applications.  CSU faculty who join CCTSI are eligible for all of the programs listed.  There is a special CSU-UCD category that provides $30k at each site for collaborative projects between faculty on each campus.  CCTSI Funding Opportunities

 

Note that mandatory letter of intent is due on Aug 17

2016-2017 CSU Ventures Ambassador Program Call for Applications

Dear Colleagues,

I was emailing to let you know about the call for applications for the 2016-2017 CSU Ventures Ambassador Program.  This program allows graduate students and post-docs the opportunity to work alongside CSUV staff to better understand the process of technology transfer and the skill sets essential to the effective market development of academic technologies.  If you or someone you know may be interested in the program, more information is available in the documents attached to this email.  Also, don’t hesitate to reach out to myself (steve.albers@colostate.edu) or Steve Foster (steve.foster@colostate.edu) at CSUV for more information.

 

Application deadline is August 8th, 2016

 

Best Regards,

 

Steve Albers

 

 

 

Steve Albers, PhD

Licensing Manager

2537 Research Blvd., Suite 200, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Mailing: PO Box 483, Fort Collins, CO 80522

Office: 970.491.7100 | Direct: 970-492-4508

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NIFA I-FAST competition

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Here are today’s new or modified funding opportunities for your SMARTS™ alert.

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— SPIN ID:                                           55002

— Opportunity Title:                        Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and  Technology (I-FAST) Prize Competition

— Sponsor:                                          National Institute of Food and Agriculture/Department of Agriculture

— Sponsor Number:

— Deadline Date:                              22-Jul-2016

— Funding Amount:                        0.00

 

** Contact Name :                          Scott Dockum

** Contact Telephone :                 202-720-6346

** Contact Email :                            sdockum@nifa.usda.gov

** Sponsor Website :                     https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-25/html/2016-12265.htm

** Deadline Dates (ALL) :                             22-Jul-2016, 02-Sep-2016

** Synopsis :                      SYNOPSIS: <br><p>The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is announcing the I-FAST prize competition (the “I-FAST Competition” or the “Competition”) to develop and implement the Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) Pilot Program. USDA NIFA will partner with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) to provide entrepreneurship training to USDA NIFA grantees under this I-FAST pilot program. </p>

CFERR/International_Agriculture_Section

CII members:

Please see the attached RFA for the Livestock Innovation Lab. The request is for research and capacity building in Ethiopia, Nepal and Rwanda. The RFA describes opportunities for REACH grants of up to $1M for 4 years and FOCUS grants for 1 year for up to $100K.

RFP Announcement

 Regards, Tag Demment

Rocky Mountain Advance Computing Consortium HPC Symposium

SYMPOSIUM

CSU will host the sixth annual Rocky Mountain HPC Symposium 9 – 11 August.  This is a working conference in which you will learn the basics and more advanced ways to use the system.  This is a great opportunity for you, your staff and your students to learn about the system and its application for your research at a very low cost. (Full Registration- $150, Student Registration- $30, Postdoc- $75).  There is also a Virtual Poster Competition for graduate and undergraduate students interested in high performance computing.

Registration will be open any day, and seating is limited.  Keep an eye on this link:  https://www.rmacc.org/hpcsymposium/registration

Colorado State University has joined as a partner in the Rocky Mountain Advance Computing Consortium.  We have pooled resources with several research universities to build the next generation High Performance Computing cluster (Summit Supercomputer) located in Boulder.  It will be sustained with funding from research conducted on the computer.  The system will be up and operational this summer.

I am emailing this directly to a new list of those who possibly may need to use High Performance computers in their research.  If you have been added by mistake and want to be removed or know someone who I have left off, please let me know.

Thank you

Ed

 

Edgar U Peyronnin, PhD

Director, IT

College of Agricultural Science/

Agricultural Experiment Station

Colorado State University

Shepardson 227D

Fort Collins, CO  80523

P (970) 491-5583

Ed.Peyronnin@Colostate.edu

https://agsci.colostate.edu/

ORAU Information: Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at the CDC

To: University Partnerships Office <university.partnerships@orau.org>

ORAU is pleased to provide the information below regarding an opportunity available to all institutions. This notice is a service to ORAU Sponsoring and Associate Institutions. Please forward within your institution and broadly to colleagues as you feel appropriate.

 

 

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at the CDC

A Statistical/Mathematical Modeler fellowship opportunity is available within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Diabetes Translation (DDT) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), in Atlanta, Georgia. The research participant will support the health economics/ statistical modelling team to develop simulation models used for projecting health and economic burdens of diabetes and evaluating the cost-effectiveness of interventions/policies for the prevention and control of diabetes.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in operation research, biostatistics, or epidemiology within five years of the appointment starting date.
  • Knowledge of statistical theory and methods; ability to complete and interpret statistical analyses.
  • Knowledge of statistical programming languages and statistical analysis software packages (SAS required; SUDAAN, Stata).
  • Knowledge and skills using modeling software (e.g. Excel, TreeAge) is desirable.
  • Knowledge of and ability to learn programing languages such as C++ is desirable.

 

The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program.  For a complete list of eligibility requirements and to apply, please go to:  https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2118.

 

Please note that the following items are required: resume/CV, official transcript, two educational or professional references, and the completed application form.  Incomplete applications or submissions made after the application deadline will not be considered.  All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

 

For further information contact CDCrpp@orau.org . Please include the reference code: CDC-NCCDPHP-2016-0079 in your email.

 

ORAU

University Partnerships Office

University.partnerships@orau.org

www.orau.org

 

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance research and education, protect public health and the environment, and strengthen national security. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Funding Opportunity for work with Israeli collaborators

Dear all, the announcement is out for this new opportunity. It requires 2 companies involved, and allows for University collaborators but there is cost share. Proposal deadline is 1 June 2016.

Please see more info at:
http://www.advancecolorado.com/funding-incentives/advanced-industries-accelerator-grants

From: Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade <oedit.info@state.co.us>
Date: Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 9:38 AM
Subject: OEDIT launches Advanced Industries Colorado-Israel R&D Grant
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Office of Gov. John Hickenlooper

Office of Economic Development
& International Trade

Holly Shrewsbury, 303-892-3847

holly.shrewsbury@state.co.us

 

OEDIT launches Advanced Industries Colorado-Israel R&D Grant

 

DENVER – Thurs., April 7, 2016 – The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) today launched the Colorado-Israel R&D Grant, a new initiative under the existing Advanced Industries (AI) Accelerator Grant Program. The new grant supports greater collaboration between Colorado and Israeli companies.

The AI Colorado-Israel R&D Grant advances the terms of a Cooperation Agreement signed by Governor John Hickenlooper and Israel’s Chief Scientist Avi Hasson in October of 2015. The main objectives of the Agreement are to facilitate and promote bilateral and multilateral research and development projects between entities from Colorado and from Israel, to identify and endorse existing national and international programs for supporting joint research and development projects, and provide access to relevant funding schemes.

“Colorado and Israel share the benefits of having a highly educated workforce and knowledge-based economy. We also share similar strengths in industry clusters and face similar global challenges,” said Gov. Hickenlooper. “The alignment of industry strength, such as Information and Technology, coupled with strong R&D creates the potential for meaningful partnerships. We are thrilled to launch this program that will further enhance collaboration on future projects.”

The new grant will support projects that will take place in Colorado between Colorado and Israeli companies that have agreed on a partnership arrangement. Awarded funds will help companies offset some of the costs of their R&D projects. Project may include pilot projects (i.e. experimenting with/implementing an Israeli technology in Colorado) or jointly developed technologies (i.e. a water technology or medical device).

Colorado companies interested in applying for the new AI Colorado-Israel Grant must identify as at least one of the following Advanced Industries: Bioscience/Life Science; Advanced Manufacturing/Advanced Materials; Energy – including Natural Resources, Cleantech, Water and Agricultural Systems; Aerospace – including defense; Technology and Information; Electronics; or Infrastructure Engineering. Companies also must have an Israeli partner with which they plan to execute a joint project (Colorado companies seeking Israeli companies to partner with are encouraged to contact or visit the Israeli Center for R&D website).

Colorado companies can apply for a grant beginning today through June 1, 2016. For more information or to apply, please click here.

 

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NSF I-Corps Node Proposal

Hi RAD Colleagues:

Colorado State University, together with University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, University of New Mexico, and University of Wyoming, is participating in a proposal to the NSF to become an I-Corps Node.  The I-Corps Node program is focused on promoting entrepreneurship and technology commercialization in a geographic region, mainly through providing training and resources based on the Lean Start-Up methodology.  The goal is to land one of the Node grants to help the Rocky Mountain Region.

A key element of the grant is a research component, aimed at complementing the rest of the proposal in helping economic development the Rocky Mountain region through entrepreneurship.  One of the attributes of the I-Corps program is that early stage teams go through the I-Corps program and are tracked over time. This presents a unique opportunity for researchers interested in early stage teams and companies to track these teams from before they start the program, during their participation, and after participation.   We are seeking proposals from researchers interested in gathering data and conducting research from this component of the grant. Please see attached internal RFP; deadline is April 7 for one-page submissions.

 

Best wishes,

Christa

 

 

Christa C. Johnson

AVP for Research Administration

Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR)

Colorado State University

203 Administration Building

Fort Collins, CO 80523-2001

Ph.: 970-491-7194

Christa.Johnson@ColoState.edu

http://www.vpr.colostate.edu

Upcoming deadlines at the BSF

Dear Colleague,

We would like to remind you of the following deadlines of BSF and NSF-BSF programs in the coming months:

  1. BSF program in Transformative Science. Deadline for pre-proposals to the BSF is April 13, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  1. BSF program Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants for Young Scientists. Deadline for applications by U.S. or Israeli PhD students is April 19, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  1. NSF-BSF program Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE). Deadline for a letter of intent by the NSF partner to the NSF is by April 29, 2016. And by the Israeli partner to the BSF is June 6, 2016.  Call for proposals can be found here.
  1. NSF-BSF program in Earth Sciences (Geophysics). Deadline for applications by the U.S. partner to the NSF is June 1, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is June 5, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  1. NSF-BSF program in Tectonics. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is June 27, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is July 3, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  1. NSF-BSF program in Petrology and Geochemistry. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is July 8, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is July 14, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  1. NSF-BSF program in Social Psychology. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is July 15, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is July 21, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  1. NSF-BSF program in Developmental Learning Sciences. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is July 15, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is July 21, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  1. NSF-BSF program in Perception, Action and Cognition. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is Aug. 1, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is Aug. 4, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  1. NSF-BSF program full proposals (invited only) in Environmental Biology (DEB; invited full proposals only). Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is Aug. 2, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is Aug. 7, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  1. NSF-BSF program full proposals (invited only) in Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS; invited full proposals only). Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is Aug. 5, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is Aug. 10, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  1. NSF-BSF program in Cognitive Neuroscience. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is Aug. 15, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is Aug. 21, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  1. NSF-BSF program in Marine Oceanography. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is Aug. 15, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is Aug. 21, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  1. NSF-BSF program in Economics. Deadline for applications by the U.S partner to the NSF is Aug. 18, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is Aug. 23, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

We would be happy to see you or your students (for the travel program only) among the applicants to any of these programs.

Sincerely,

Rachel (Heni) Haring

Dr. Heni Haring .

Assistant Director

United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation

8 Hamarpeh Street

P.O.Box 45086

Har Hotzvim

Jerusalem 91450  Israel

Tel: 972-2-5828239, Ext 110

Fax: 972-2-5828306

www.bsf.org.il

DOE Bioenergy Research Center Open Competition

The FOA announcing the open competition for the Department of Energy Bioenergy Research Centers has been issued. The FOA can be found on a number of sites:

Office of Science: http://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2016/SC_FOA_0001540.pdf

Grants.gov: http://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?agencyCode%3DPAMS

FedConnect: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/PublicPages/PublicSearch/Public_Opportunities.aspx

Please feel free to distribute this announcement further. If you are interested in this opportunity please read the FOA carefully and remember that any questions regarding the FOA must be submitted through FedConnect.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) requests applications from the scientific community for Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) that develop novel biological solutions for the production of specialty biofuels and other bioproducts from plants with the potential to enable a more bio-based economy. For the purposes of this FOA, specialty biofuels are those non-food crop-derived fuels other than ethanol, and bioproducts are those that will replace petroleum derived non-pharmaceutical products. This FOA describes the establishment of multidisciplinary research and technology centers that will conduct comprehensive, integrated research in bioenergy and bioproducts. The BRCs will involve diverse disciplines in sustainability, feedstock development, deconstruction and conversion. Proposals may be multi-institutional, but should focus on the development of a single integrated research center.

NIST NNMI

Dear CRAD Colleagues:

NIST recently released an FFO for pre-proposals for cooperative agreements to the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Institute Awards program. This is a limited submission program, which we did not learn about with sufficient time to post through the regular Limited Submissions process. The external submission deadline for pre-proposals is April 20, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. At this point time we just to need to know of any interested CSU potential applicants, as we must coordinate internally.

Pre-Applications under this FFO and NIST will only consider one Pre-Application per applicant; however, an applicant entity may participate as a subrecipient, contractor, or unfunded collaborator within applications submitted by other entities.

http://www.nist.gov/amo/upload/NNMI2016FFO.pdf

Please let me know asap if you are aware of any potential applications to this FFO.

Thanks,

Christa

 

Fort Collins, CO 80523

Beckman Scholars Program

The purpose of the Beckman Scholars Program is to provide an in-depth, sustained undergraduate research experience in chemistry, biochemistry, biological, and medical sciences, or some interdisciplinary combination of these subjects, for exceptionally talented, full-time undergraduate students at accredited US four-year colleges and universities; young people who ultimately will become prominent leaders in their scientific and professional pursuits. The Program’s financial support for a student and mentor over 15 continuous months of research, in conjunction with the Annual Beckman Symposium, offers an academically stimulating and unique educational experience.

Beckman Scholars Program awards are institutional, university or college awards. Each year, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation selects a number of research, doctoral, masters and baccalaureate universities and colleges to be invited to submit applications for the Beckman Scholars Program.

BECKMAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM / LIMITED SUBMISSION

 

CSU Writes is a new program that organizes faculty writing groups, facilitates workshops, and offers drop-in writing sessions.  

Dr. Kristina Quynn

Director, CSU Writes

Colorado State University

Department of English

334 Eddy Hall

Fort Collins, CO 80523

CSU Writes Faculty Writing Workshops with Dr. Joli Jensen

Stalled Projects Workshop

       Friday, Feb 26 (1:00 – 3:30pm LSC 304)

Most productive scholars have at least one writing project that has lost its appeal and momentum. This workshop helps faculty reconnect with, reframe, or relinquish a stalled writing project.

Semester Writing Plan & Launch

       Sat., Feb 27 (8:30am – 3:30pm LSC 304)

It is easy to fall for the delusion that “next week” or “over break” we will get lots of writing done, even though we know that this doesn’t always work. This all-day faculty workshop reviews key writing productivity research and advice, and offers you the chance to create a personal semester/summer writing plan, choose an accountability system, and get launched on a selected project.

 

Dr. Jensen’s workshops are part of a number of CSU Writes Spring Semester offerings. You can RSVP for workshops and join a writing group at: http://english.colostate.edu/csu-writes/

 

Or, get in touch with Dr. Kristina Quynn at quynn@colostate.edu (970-491-3395)

 

CSU Writes is a new program that organizes faculty writing groups, facilitates workshops, and offers drop-in writing sessions.  

Dr. Kristina Quynn

Director, CSU Writes

Colorado State University

Department of English

334 Eddy Hall

Fort Collins, CO 80523

NSF INCLUDES Opportunity

NSF just released a new program, NSF INCLUDES, which aims to fund approximately 40 Design and Development Launch Pilots at ~$300,000 each.

“NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive national initiative to enhance U.S. leadership by seeking and developing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) talent from all sectors and groups in our society through access and engagement. It aims to improve the preparation, increase the participation, and ensure the contributions of individuals from groups that traditionally have been underserved and/or underrepresented in the STEM enterprise. The U.S. science and engineering workforce can thrive if women, blacks, Hispanics, and people with disabilities are represented in percentages comparable to their representation in the U.S. population. According to the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, we have a long way to go to reach that goal. We can achieve national STEM diversity and its benefits to our Nation if we commit to national STEM inclusion.”

Dear Colleague Letter:

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16048/nsf16048.jsp

Solicitation:

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16048/nsf16048.jsp

 

Please let me know if you have questions or if I can be of assistance.

 

Warm regards,

Christa

 

Christa C. Johnson, Ph.D.
AVP for Research Administration

Colorado State University

970-491-7194

Christa.Johnson@colostate.edu

Write Smarter: Grant-Seeking Strategies and Time Savers

The Research & Interdisciplinary Programs fundraising team extends an invitation to the webinar: Write Smarter: Grant-Seeking Strategies and Time Savers, hosted by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Date: Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM (MT)

Location: University Services Center

5th Floor, UAD Gold Conference Room

601 S. Howes St., Suite 521

Fort Collins, CO 80523

Description: Join us for a tactical session to learn strategies for streamlining your proposal writing process. We’ll share techniques to make your writing stronger and help you craft proposals that stand out from the competition. Learn how to increase your odds of securing support without overburdening limited resources.

The webinar will offer easy-to-implement ideas for improving your proposal planning, including how to use logic models strategically, effective use of data, storytelling, and overcoming common grant proposal pitfalls. They will also demonstrate how to strengthen your case for support and offer strategies for better assessing and conveying your impact to grant makers.

More information: https://philanthropy.com/webinars/detail/1129?CID=WEBINARS1129E4

The webinar cost is covered. Please bring your own lunch.

Let us know if you have questions. Hope to see you there!

 

Ann Marie, Mo, and Kyle

 

Ann Marie Bliley-Ester, CFRE

Director of Development

Research & Interdisciplinary Programs

Colorado State University

7115 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-7115

970-491-7694 (ofc)  970-556-9708 (cell)

AnnMarie.Bliley@colostate.edu

NASA Space Technology Early Career Faculty (ECF) Proposals

All,

NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), and the Space Technology Research Grants (STRG) Program in particular, seek proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of faculty members beginning their independent careers. This solicitation is focused on supporting outstanding faculty researchers early in their careers as they conduct space technology research of high priority to NASA’s Mission Directorates and STMD. NASA is seeking proposals that plan to pursue innovative, early-stage space technology research in one of four topic areas:

  • Verification and Validation of Autonomous Systems
  • Cryogenic Actuator Technology Development
  • Effective Human-Robot Interaction for Space Exploration
  • Advanced In-Space Propulsion Technologies

NASA plans to make 6-8 awards as a result of this solicitation. The maximum award duration will be three years with a typical annual award value of $200K.

A copy of the solicitation can be found at:  http://tinyurl.com/NASA-16ECF and the point of contact for more information is:

Claudia M. Meyer,

NASA Space Technology Research Grants Program Exec

hq-ecf-call@mail.nasa.gov

Phone: 202-358-4458

Fax: 202-358-3602

Please feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested.

Thanks

Art

Art Maples

Director of Strategic Partnerships – Colorado

Space Technology Mission Directorate

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

202.215.9438

Upcoming deadlines at the BSF

Dear Colleague

We would like to remind you of the following deadlines of BSF and NSF-BSF programs in the coming months:

  1. BSF program in Transformative Science. Deadline for pre-proposals to the BSF is April 13, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  1. BSF program Rahamimoff Travel Grants for Young Scientists. Deadline for applications by U.S. or Israeli PhD students is April 19, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.
  1. NSF-BSF program Enabling Discovery through Genomic Tools (EDGE). Deadline for a letter of intent by the NSF partner to the NSF is by April 29, 2016. And by the Israeli partner to the BSF is June 6, 2016.  Call for proposals can be found here.
  1. NSF-BSF program in Earth Sciences (Geophysics). Deadline for applications by the U.S. partner to the NSF is June 1, 2016 and by the Israeli partner to the BSF is June 5, 2016. Call for Proposals can be found here.

We would be happy to see you or your students among the applicants to any of these programs.

Sincerely,

Rachel (Heni) Haring

 

Dr. Heni Haring .

Assistant Director

United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation

8 Hamarpeh Street

P.O.Box 45086

Har Hotzvim

Jerusalem 91450  Israel

Tel: 972-2-5828239, Ext 110

Fax: 972-2-5828306

www.bsf.org.il

Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence Open Forum- 2/18 LSC Rm 386

The Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence (PRSE) designation at CSU was initiated in 1991.  The Office of the Vice President for Research has recently issued a new call for applications for the PRSE designation and this call builds on our 25 year history of recognition of excellence.  Programs are awarded this designation because they have achieved great distinction and set a standard for excellence in research, teaching and service that may serve as a model for programs throughout the institution and externally. Thus, the PRSE designation provides enhanced visibility and enables advocacy in the context of the larger research and training missions of CSU. An annual graduate fellowship allocation from the Graduate School will accompany the PRSE designation. Additional funds will be made available to PRSE-designated programs through an annual OVPR competition mechanism.

Curious about the new PRSE process? Join the Office of the Vice President for Research for a PRSE Open Forum to ask questions and learn more about the program and recent RFP process on February 18, 2016 1-2 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Room 386.

Boettcher Foundation

Restricted RFP – Call for Nominations – DUE March 7, 2016

Agency: BOETTCHER FOUNDATION – WEBB-WARING BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AWARDS PROGRAM (WWBRA) – EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATOR (ECI)

Colorado State University announces the opportunity for nominations to a grant program to support early career biomedical investigators in their transition to independent research.

Colorado State University will have the opportunity to select TWO qualified early-career investigators in 2016.

The Boettcher Foundation has established the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards program, managed by the CSU Vice President for Research, which will provide a grant of $235,000 for up to three years of biomedical research activity with the intent to provide independent research opportunities to promising and talented early-career investigators. Awardees will carry the title of Boettcher Investigator in acknowledgement of the prestige of the award. This is a competitive program, and a peer-review process will be managed by the office of the Vice President for Research.

In 2008, the Boettcher Foundation created a multi-million dollar grant program aimed at advancing biomedical research in Colorado. The result of an agreement between the Boettcher Foundation, the Webb-Waring Foundation for Biomedical Research and the University of Colorado, the grant program ensures that the legacies of the Webb and Waring families thrive in the discovery of new knowledge that improves human health and in the advancement of young scientists.

The biomedical research supported pursuant to this grant program will be designed to find ways to prevent disease and improve human health through basic and applied biomedical research. The intent of the program is to fund meritorious research that has the potential for new discoveries or advances a discovery to the proof of its potential value as an application to improve human health. This research will improve the understanding, treatment and prevention of human disease.

This grant program is open to all early-career investigators with a research focus in biomedical research. For purposes of this program, an eligible ECI is defined as: An investigator who is within four years of appointment to his/her career-track academic position, and who has not previously received a major independent research award. It is preferable that applicants be either currently or recently involved in a mentored grant program. For purposes of calculating eligibility, the early-career investigator’s career-track appointment should have occurred no earlier than four years prior to January 1 of the year in which the program is announced.  Therefore, a program announced in December 2015, and which awards are funded in July 2016, will include early-career investigators whose career-track appointments began no earlier than January 1, 2011. A signed letter of offer is acceptable documentation for appointment to a career-track academic position. The ECIs must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. In general, the ECI will have received a terminal degree within the ten years preceding the application, however, individual institutions can accommodate exceptions on the basis of individual review and consultation. Consult the Webb-Waring ECI Application for more detail on eligibility.

Internal Submission and Selection Processes and Schedule:

Applications must be submitted through the Restricted Program RFP process and must follow the formats outlined by the Boettcher Foundation in the attached documents. Application inquiries must be sent to Christa Johnson (christa.johnson@colostate.edu) and not to the Boettcher Foundation.

Application: The application package should be submitted by the Research Associate Deans to the OVPR and must comprise the following items in a single PDF file. A comprehensive description of the application may be found in the WWBRA Early-Career Investigator Application guide, attached.

  • Applicant Cover Letter. This correspondence should include an explanation of the goals of the research project that is suitable for a lay audience and how the project will advance the career of the ECI. Not to exceed one page.
  • Section 1. Relevance to Human Health – half page maximum. Briefly describe the potential relevance/impact of the proposed research to human health in simple layperson terms.
  • Section 2. Scientific Abstract – one page maximum.
  • Section 3. Investigator Information – six pages maximum and must follow the biographical sketch template provided in the application package as a Word document file. Instructions for completing the biographical sketch are included as an appendix.
  • Section 4. Research Plan – Six pages maximum.
  • Section 5. Budget – Two pages maximum.
  • Section 6. Assurances.
  • Letters of Reference. Provide the following letters of reference with application: a letter from your department chair, dean or other academic authority, a letter from your mentor (if applicable) or advisor, and at least one but not more than two additional letters from researchers outside your institution who can address the merits of the science.

Please Note: For purposes of identifying past and current research projects as “mentored” or “supervised” as compared to “independent,” the following guidance is offered, but is not exhaustive. Questions should be forwarded to the institution’s contact person for the ECI program.

When completing research support section, be sure to include the total grant amount, the start and end dates of the grant and a declarative statement as to whether the grant was mentored or independent.

  • A major independent research award is determined to be a National Institutes of Health [NIH] RO1 or similar grant which provides independent research support of at least $125,000 (either single-year or multiple-year award), and which was awarded through a rigorous peer review process conducted by a public or private institution. Multiple independent awards that are each less than $125,000, but that total more than $125,000 will not impact eligibility.
  • Training grants, mentored/supervised grants, and career development grants are not considered to be independent awards. There is no limit on the amount of these types of awards that an ECI can receive to maintain eligibility.
  • NIH “K” series grants are generally mentored grants, however, the R00 grant which can follow on the K99 grant is an independent award.
  • NIH R01 grants are independent awards.

Number of proposals allowed by sponsor: Up to TWO (2) proposals from the CSU pool of nominees may be funded.

Maximum number of nominations requested per college: TWO (2)

Response due to Sponsored Programs: March 7, 2016

Awards will be announced: JUNE 1, 2016

Keywords:          BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

HUMAN HEALTH

Early Career

Basic Research

Applied Research

The on-campus nomination and selection process:

  • Research Associate Deans and/or DODs advise faculty of restricted funding opportunity.
  • Applicants provide their Research Associate Dean with the WWBRA Application materials (see above).
  • Colleges select and prioritize only as many candidates as allowed (up to 2).
  • Colleges forward nominations as individual PDF files to the Restricted Program email: Restricted@research.colostate.edu including a College nomination cover sheet with nominating comments.
  • The Vice President for Research will convene a panel of reviewers, including external members, who will review the applications, provide reviewer comments, and make the final recommendations of up to two Boettcher Investigators from the pool of CSU nominations to the VPR.
  • Criteria to be considered by the review committee includes, but is not limited to:
  • The scientific merit of the proposed work.
  • The extent to which the research has the promise to contribute directly to improving human health.
  • The preparation of the ECI and his/her ability to conduct independent research.
  • The likelihood that the ECI will be more competitive and move into an independent research career after conclusion of the grant.
  • The likelihood that the ECI will produce publications, be promoted or contribute new technology disclosures will be considered.
  • The reasonableness of the budget and the appropriateness of the timeframe proposed for the project.
  • Other criteria developed by the review committee that are commonly applied in a peer review process

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Zika Virus Research

NSF has issued a Dear Colleague letter calling for proposals relevant to the ongoing spread of the Zika virus. Proposals may be submitted through one of two routes: as a submission to the annual call for EEID proposals (http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5269&org=DEB&from=home) or as a RAPID proposal (see Grant Proposal Guide, Chapter II.D.1).

Of particular interest are proposals that “address the ecological transmission dynamics of Zika virus. Questions may include, but are not limited to: What is the frequency and spatial distribution of Zika virus in insect vectors? What is the rate at which Zika virus is transmitted between vectors and humans? What is the rate at which Zika virus is spreading on a regional to continental scale and can this be modeled and predicted? Which species are vectors/carriers of Zika virus? Which non-human species are hosts of Zika virus and in what frequency and spatial distribution? Can mathematical models of Zika virus transmission dynamics and spatial spread of Zika virus be developed that incorporate the effects of vector control methods?”

http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16043/nsf16043.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Smart M.App Challenge

As part of my responsibilities at Hexagon Geospatial, I am the Director of Business Development across the Americas for our new Smart M.App Platform. It’s a cloud based dynamic ‘live’ app builder that integrates Geospatial and BI analytics along with multi source content to drive toward business solutions across any vertical market.  As part of the launch we are offering a $100,000 prize for entrepreneurs/developers/coders who make the best application centered around six themes (Finance, Food, Safety, Infrastructure, Health, Conservation), to be awarded in Dec. 2016. On a side note, we have been doing extensive work in Agriculture and utilizing UAV’s for survey, imagery ,and point clouds as well as recent interest with the CDC and managing the Flu epidemic data so these may be interesting topics that would receive a lot of interest within CSU.

There are many unique things about this platform that can be implemented as a tool for practical application of classroom learning into real industry specific solutions.  I am also going to also be announcing a University Grant Program in the near future but thought this Ignite (Smart M.App) challenge might be of immediate interest.

https://herox.com/ignite

I am happy to go into future details if you would like but we will be holding a live Ignite Session in Denver (see announcement below) for anyone interested in learning more and getting some hands on experience.  Could be a great way for some innovative CSU students to win a prize and enhance their learning experience.  There is also a $50k second place prize as well as a $25k prize ($260k total).

Best to you,

Patrick M. Berner

Patrick M. Berner
Director of Business Development – Americas
SMART M.APPS
POWERSOURCE
M: +1 970 690 2755
E: patrick.berner@hexagongeospatial.com

 

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305 Intergraph Way
Madison, AL 35758 USA

Discover Hexagon Smart M.Apps!

http://www.hexagongeospatial.com/smartmapp

IGNITE 2016 – Smart M.App Challenge! – SIGN UP TODAY

http://go.hexagongeospatial.com/l/64872/2015-11-16/5jxkzn

JOIN us at HxGN Live – Anaheim, CA – June 13-16, 2016

http://hxgnlive.com/anaheim

GIS Software Donation for any faculty/staff

Remote GeoSystems is donating LineVision GIS Video integration software licenses to CSU (valued up to $1300/ea), as many as there are interested faculty. They are giving an on-campus demo Thursday, February 18th from 1:30 -2:30 pm at LSC 312.

Benefits:

-Easy-to-use interface.

-Different versions interface with Google Earth and Esri GIS programs.

-Open & Create Portable geoProject Files Packages

-Map-based Playback of Geo-referenced Video Files

-Multi-channel HD & SD Video Viewing

-Simple import and viewing of High-resolution Oblique still Photos

-Snap & Save Geo-tagged Photos from Video

-Mark Features & Points of Interest with Annotations

-Add & Edit Documents and Files Right on the Map

-Add local Shapefiles & Raster Satellite & Aerial Imagery

Website: http://www.remotegeo.com/

-RSVP to the demo – email Kyle Dunbar by Friday 2/12. (You can still attend if you don’t RSVP.)

Email Kyle # of licenses and software version(s) requested by Monday, 2/22. Licenses are issued per computer.

Thank you,

 

Kyle

 

Kyle Dunbar
Donor Relations Coordinator
Corporate & Foundation Relations, Research & Interdisciplinary Programs
University Advancement Development
Colorado State University
(970) 491-3210
Kyle.dunbar@colostate.edu

CSU Water Center FY17 Request for Proposals

Dear CSU Water Faculty and Staff,

Please find the call for proposals for the CSU Water Center’s FY17 grants. Proposals are due by 5:00 PM on Monday, March 28, 2016. Awards will begin on July 1, 2016.

The full RFP and requirements are attached and also available online at http://watercenter.colostate.edu/RFP.shtml

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Reagan

Reagan M. Waskom
Director
Colorado Water Institute
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
(970) 491-6308
reagan.waskom@colostate.edu

Food-Energy-Water Nexus Opportunity

CSU Research Community:

At the end of 2015, NSF released a call for proposals to its Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water (INFEWS) program (http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16524/nsf16524.htm).  The goal of INFEWS “is to catalyze the well-integrated interdisciplinary research efforts to transform scientific understanding of the Food-Energy-Water nexus in order to improve system function and management, address system stress, increase resilience, and ensure sustainability.”

The Office of the Vice President for Research would like to help our research community convene and coordinate its responses to this call, by hosting a series of three facilitated planning sessions.  We invite you to attend any, or all, of the following sessions:

  • Water-Focused: Tuesday, 2/16. 8:30-10AM. LSC 308/310.
  • Food-Focused: Thursday, 2/18. 8:30-10AM. LSC 308/310.
  • Energy-Focused: Thursday, 2/18. 8:30-10AM. LSC 304/306

To help us prepare for these sessions, as well as better understand the campus Food-Energy-Water research landscape, we also ask that you please complete a brief (5 minute) survey using the link below about your Food-Energy-Water Nexus relevant research expertise and your interest in the NSF INFEWS opportunity.  Please provide your responses by Friday, 2/12.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ki8YOOHlDyhAT9GWbflRsw7jEQHIy_fZHPVebyZRhHY/viewform

The INFEWS opportunity is an exciting chance for CSU’s research community to collectively address some of the most critical challenges facing our world today.

We look forward to your participation as we explore these themes together.

Sincerely,

Ken Reardon
CSU FEW Nexus Coordinator for the OVPR
Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Colorado State University

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About the NSF INFEWS opportunity:

Synopsis from the full RFP (http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16524/nsf16524.htm):

Factors contributing to stresses in the food, energy, and water (FEW) systems include increasing regional and social pressures and governance issues as result of land use change, climate variability, and heterogeneous resource distribution. These interconnections and interdependencies associated with the food, energy and water nexus create research grand challenges in understanding how the complex, coupled processes of society and the environment function now, and in the future. There is a critical need for research that enables new means of adapting to future challenges.

The overarching goal of INFEWS is to catalyze the well-integrated interdisciplinary research efforts to transform scientific understanding of the FEW nexus in order to improve system function and management, address system stress, increase resilience, and ensure sustainability.

The NSF INFEWS initiative is designed specifically to attain the following goals:

  1. Significantly advance our understanding of the food-energy-water system through quantitative and computational modeling, including support for relevant cyberinfrastructure;
  2. Develop real-time, cyber-enabled interfaces that improve understanding of the behavior of FEW systems and increase decision support capability;
  3. Enable research that will lead to innovative system and technological solutions to critical FEW problems; and
  4. Grow the scientific workforce capable of studying and managing the FEW system, through education and other professional development opportunities.

There are four tracks of research:

(1) FEW System Modeling;

(2) Visualization and Decision support for Cyber-Human-Physical Systems at the FEW Nexus;

(3) Research to Enable Innovative Solutions; and

(4) Education and Workforce Development. A proposal may be submitted to ONLY ONE track.

INFEWS will accept two sizes of proposals.

  • Category 1, or large, proposals with total budgets in the range of greater than $1 million to no more than $3 million dollars.
  • Category 2, or small, proposals cannot exceed a maximum budget of $1 million. Track 4 will only accept Category 2 proposals. Proposals submitted to Track 4 with a budget that exceed $1 million will be returned without review.

Full Proposal Deadline: March 22, 2016.

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