NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for 2017

NSF has released the MRI funding opportunity announcement for 2017 https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5260 . Since this is a limited submission opportunity that usually attracts the interest of several faculty, the Associate Deans for Research will select the faculty to submit proposals (2 are allowed, one for acquisition (Track 1) and one for development (Track 2)). Proposals are due by January 11, 2017. If you are interested, please fill out the 1 page summary of your proposal as described in the Major Limited Submission Guidelines and send to your college’s associate dean for research by November 11, 2016.

Utah Energy Reserach Triangle (ERT) grant opportunities

Applications for the Energy Research Triangle (ERT) competitive grant program are now open. ERT is aimed at fostering energy innovation across Utah’s universities. The program offers two categories of grants – one that encourages collaboration among research professors across the state, and another for university students, designed to elevate the next generation of energy research leaders.

Program details, guidelines, and application documents can be found on USTAR’s website here. Letters of intent are requested by November 2nd. Applications are due by November 30th. Please forward this to anyone you think may benefit.

Physical Sciences in Oncology (PS-OC)

The NIH NCI Physical Sciences in Oncology (PS-OC) research center network. The PS-OC RFA calls for plans for collaborative network activities, often referred to as Trans-Network collaboration or projects. Most begin as pilot projects with set-aside funding and a review process. The program has been in place for a number of years now, so there should be many examples to draw from.

Following the success of the first round of the Physical Sciences in Oncology Initiative, the NCI has approved a second phase. The second phase of the Initiative will consist of both Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers (PS-OCs) and Physical Science-Oncology Projects (PS-OPs) that together will form the Physical Sciences – Oncology Network (PS-ON). Please refer to the Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for further information.

Physical Sciences-Oncology Centers (PS-OCs; U54) PAR-14-169
Physical Sciences-Oncology Projects (PS-OPs; U01) PAR-15-021

Pre-application webinars will be held periodically to provide an overview of the FOAs and answer questions from potential applicants. Further information is available here.

2016 NIH Online Briefings for Applicants and Reviewers

CSR will host three online briefings for applicants and reviewers in November and December 2016.

​Nov. 2, 2016
​8 Ways to Successfully Navigate NIH Peer Review and Get a Fellowship Grant: This briefing will cover the key things applicants need to know about the submission and review of their fellowship applications.

​Dec. 1, 2016
​8 Ways to Successfully Navigate NIH Peer Review and Get an R01 Grant: This briefing will cover the key things applicants need to know about the submission and review of their R01 applications.

Dec. 2, 2016
NIH Peer Review Briefing for Basic Research Applicants and Reviewers: The NIH Director and other NIH/CSR official will reaffirm NIH’s commitment to basic research and help applicants and reviewers do their part in proposing and reviewing basic research.


All of the briefings will run from 2:00 to about 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, including a 30 minute Q&A period.

To sign up, click on the date of the briefing you wish to view. For more information, visit this link: http://public.csr.nih.gov/Pages/csrwebinar.aspx.

NSF ERA Forum Announcement – September 28, 2016

You are invited to participate in the second National Science Foundation (NSF) Electronic Research Administration (ERA) Forum on September 28, 2016 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET. To participate in this forum, please Register Now.

The purpose of the Forum is to gather individual opinions and perspectives around NSF ERA activities. This open forum also will be used to present proposed solutions, collect feedback, understand how solutions may impact the community, and solicit volunteers for testing.

The second forum topic will be NSF’s Proposal Submission Modernization (PSM) initiative and will focus on the Budget, Budget Justification, and a new “Personnel” proposal section. PSM is a multi-year effort to modernize and migrate proposal preparation and submission capabilities from FastLane to Research.gov.

For more information about the NSF ERA Forum, please visit the Policy Office website at https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/era_forum.jsp. This forum has a limited number of spots. Please register early and feel free to rally in groups for the WebEx session.

To sign up for future forum notifications, please send an email to NSF-ERA-FORUM-subscribe-request@listserv.nsf.gov.

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