Collaborative Research Travel Grants: Burroughs Welcome Fund

The Collaborative Research Travel Grant (CRTG) program provides up to $15,000 in support for relatively unrestricted travel funds to academic scientists (faculty and postdocs) at U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions. Grants must be used for domestic or international travel to another lab to learn new research techniques or begin or continue a collaboration to address biomedical questions. All proposals must be cross-disciplinary. Applicants with a doctoral degree in the physical, mathematical, or engineering sciences working on a biological problem are encouraged to apply. Conversely, proposals from biological scientists who desire to collaborate with a physical scientist, mathematician, or engineer are also encouraged to apply.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics, or engineering at the time of application and interested in investigating research opportunities in the biological sciences are eligible. Biologists holding a doctorate degree at the time of application who are interested in working with physical scientists, mathematicians, engineers, chemists, statisticians, or computer scientists to incorporate their ideas and approaches to answering biological questions are eligible to apply.
Only proposals addressing questions in the biomedical sciences will be accepted.
All proposals must be cross-disciplinary.
Grants must be made to U.S. or Canadian degree-granting institutions only.

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Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Update Webinar

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is pleased to announce that it will offer a final NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) Update Webinar broadcast live to the research community on Thursday, January 19, 2017. There is no cost to participate.

The webinar will provide an overview of significant changes and clarifications to the PAPPG that will take effect on January 30, 2017. The PAPPG details NSF’s proposal preparation and submission guidelines, and provides guidance on managing and monitoring the award and administration of grants and cooperative agreements made by the Foundation.

Please click here to register. Login information for the webinar will be emailed to registrants on Wednesday, January 18, 2016. Note: If you do not receive an email with login information, please check your junk mail and/or visit the day of the event for access information.

For questions prior to the webinar, please contact us at, or call Allison Kennedy at: 703-245-7407. For technical support, please send an email to:

NIH Announced its 2017 NIH Regional Seminar Locations (NOT-OD-17-026), New Orleans, LA and Baltimore, MD:

NIH Announced its 2017 NIH Regional Seminar Locations (NOT-OD-17-026), New Orleans, LA and Baltimore, MD:
If you are new to working with the NIH grants process, perhaps have a little experience but want to learn more, or know someone who could benefit from a unique opportunity to hear the latest grants process and policy information directly from NIH & HHS – then spread the news, mark your calendars, and plan to attend one of our two annual NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration in 2017. Registration for both seminars will open in January and these seminars usually reach capacity weeks before the seminar dates…so start planning now.
New Orleans, Louisiana:
• Wednesday, May 3, 2017: Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops
• Thursday-Friday, May 4-5, 2017: 2-Day Seminar
• Venue and Seminar Hotel: New Orleans Marriott
• Seminar & Workshop Registration: Available in January 2017

Baltimore, Maryland:
• Wednesday, October 25, 2017: Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops
• Thursday-Friday, October 26-27, 2017: 2-Day Seminar
• Venue and Seminar Hotel: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
• Seminar & Workshop Registration: Available in January 2017

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

NSF has released the MRI funding opportunity announcement for 2017 . 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.