As part of one of the world’s most innovative and recognizable brands, we are committed to support university research and innovation in North America, while also fostering partnerships with university faculty and researchers. This Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge academic research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers. With awards up to $150,000 per year for each accepted proposal, both the Faculty Innovation Award and Focused Research Award create new opportunities for university faculties to engage in pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries and the future.

This is a courtesy reminder that the Sony Research Award Program proposal submission deadline is 11:59 pm PDT on September 15, 2017. The award is for up to $150K USD per year for each accepted proposal. Complete information regarding this year’s program is available at

Announcing Interdisciplinary Research Origination Awards

To encourage the creation of new interdisciplinary (IDR) research projects geared towards the capture of external funding, the University is funding IDR Origination Awards. Proposals should be submitted by teams of faculty from at least 3 different departments and 2 or more colleges. Proposals should:
• Create a strong potential for external funding following the IDR award
• Demonstrate the potential to produce significant scientific and societal impacts
• Have a clearly articulated problem statement
• Identify measures of success and achievable milestones
• Build or strengthen diverse interdisciplinary research partnerships

Anticipated funding is for 3 awards of up to $60K each year for 2 years. A Letter of Intent should be submitted by December 1, 2017. Full proposals should be submitted by January 16, 2018. Award decisions will be announced by March 15, 2018. For more information about this exciting new opportunity, sign up Research Networking Sign Up and attend the Research Networking Event on August 29, 2017 (there will be a presentation about the IDR Origination Awards), or go to the Research Development Website IDR Origination Award, or contact Conrad Monson (, Kristen Kellems ( or Jaynie Mitchell (

Faculty Research Networking

The 6th Faculty Research Networking Event provides faculty an opportunity
to learn about research across the university and look for possible research
collaborators.  The event features three-minute research presentations by
twenty to thirty faculty members with additional attendees who will listen
but not present.  Faculty from all colleges are encouraged to participate. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Research Presentations
9:30-11:30 AM
Lunch and Networking following in W170 BNSN


DARPA Webinar

Discover DSO Day
DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office (DSO), which identifies and pursues high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines, will host Discover DSO Day (D3) on June 15, in Arlington, Virginia.
The event is designed to:
(1) familiarize attendees with DSO’s mission and the nature of the efforts we support;
(2) promote understanding of how to do business with DSO and
(3) facilitate discussions with potential performers.

More Information

Webinar will be available in our conference room – 270 M 7:00AM – 2:00PM
6:30 am – 7:00 am Welcome/Intro
7:00 am – 8:00 am DARPA 101: Engaging DARPA
8:00 am – 9:00 am DARPA 102: Working with Universities
9:00 am – 10:00 pm DARPA 103: Doing Business with DARPA
10:00 pm – 11:00 pm Science – is it time to redefine the endless frontier?
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm DARPA 201: How Programs Are Developed

NSF Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter

The second issue of the NSF Proposal & Award Policy Newsletter is now available on the Policy Office website.

In This Issue

NSF Pilots a New Collaborator and Other Affiliations Template …. Page 1

Research Terms and Conditions Implementation …. Page 2

Public Comment on Future Changes to NSF Policies and Procedures …. Page 3

Upcoming NSF Outreach …. Page 3

Participant Support Costs Explained …. Page 4

ERA Forum Information …. Page 5

This newsletter is produced by the Policy Office in the Division of Institution & Award Support at the National Science Foundation to provide information about upcoming changes and clarifications to policies and procedures that affect how you prepare and submit proposals and manage NSF awards. We hope this will be a welcome addition to your inbox. Please let us know what you think at!