Weekly Funding Opportunities

September 10, 2014

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PLEASE NOTE: Pivot [formerly Community of Science (COS)] E-mail Alerts, set up individually by faculty members, are Purdue’s primary resource for timely funding information in all disciplines. More information about Pivot and other E-mail alert services and search tools may be found at the bottom of this page, under “Funding Resources.”

ORGS Identified Opportunities

1. External Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS) has updated the weekly funding information received from the Purdue Office of Vice President for Research on the ORGS website.

In addition, there are other funding opportunity resources such as General Search Engines and Federal Sponsors on the ORGS website. You are highly encouraged to use Pivot (formerly COS) to set up your Expertise Profile and Keywords of the Areas of Interest to setup E-Mail Alerts based on individual selection criteria.

The following funding opportunities were identified on Pivot, grants.gov, nih.gov, and nsf.gov this week:

AIST T.C. Graham Prize   Established in April 2014 with a US$100,000 donation to the Association for Iron & Steel Technology by Mr. Thomas C. Graham Sr., the purpose of the T. C. Graham Fund for Innovation In Steel Application is to sponsor an annual contest to encourage and recognize innovative applications for steel that may lead to the development of new markets. The winning entry will receive a US$20,000 cash prize. Deadline to submit this application is 31 Dec 2014.

Selected Funding Opportunities

NSF Sociology Program – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Soc-DDRI)   The Sociology Program provides support to improve the conduct of doctoral dissertation projects undertaken by doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities when the dissertation research is conducted in a scientifically sound manner and it offers strong potential for enhancing more general scientific knowledge. The Sociology Program funds doctoral dissertation research to defray direct costs associated with conducting research, for example, dataset acquisition, additional statistical or methodological training, meeting with scholars associated with original datasets, and fieldwork away from the student’s home campus.  DDRI proposals must be submitted with a principal investigator (PI) and a co-principal investigator (co-PI).  The PI must be the advisor of the doctoral student or another faculty member at the U.S. university where the doctoral student is enrolled. The doctoral student whose dissertation research will be supported must be designated as a co-PI.  Deadline:  November 25.

NIH Advancing Interventions to Improve Medication Adherence  This FOA seeks applications that propose interventions to significantly improve medication adherence in individuals. Applications may target medication adherence in the context of treatment for a single illness or chronic condition, to stave off a disease recurrence or for multiple comorbid conditions. A well-articulated theoretical or conceptual framework is key for applications encouraged under this announcement. Primary outcomes of the research can include a patient self-report of medication adherence, but must also at least one non-self-report measure of medication adherence. In addition, applications are encouraged to include a relevant health outcome or biomarker that is expected to be affected by changes in the targeted adherence behavior.

·         R01  Deadline:  October 1

·         R21  Deadline:  October 16

NIH Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan  This FOA encourages grant applications for the conduct of innovative, collaborative research projects between U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) scientists, on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs. The proposed work will also contribute to developing a base for research networking and evidence-based policy beyond the specific research project.

·         R01  Deadline:  January 5

·         R21  Deadline:  January 5

NIH Secondary Analyses of Existing Alcohol Epidemiology Data  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages the submission of investigator-initiated research grant applications to support the secondary analysis of existing data sets with the goal of enhancing our understanding of patterns of alcohol consumption and the epidemiology of alcohol-related problems.

·         R03  Deadline:  October 24

·         R21  Deadline:  November 25

NIH Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (RO1)  The purpose of this FOA is to fund highly innovative and promising research that tests multi-level intervention programs of 1 to 2 years in length that are designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation.  Deadline:  October 31.

NIH Research Planning Infrastructure to Develop Therapeutic Target-ID Strategies Based on Favorable Genetic Variants of Human Longevity or Health Span (U24)   This FOA invites applications for a project for the development of a research planning infrastructure by a multidisciplinary collaborative team to develop target identification (ID) strategies based on effects of genetic factors reliably associated with increased human lifespan and/or health span. Planning activities to be conducted by the U24 project include the creation of an integrated database of relevant data, informatics and computational tools for assessing the effects of favorable gene variants, evaluating their potential utility for developing therapeutic ID strategies, developing plans for experiments and analyses aimed at identifying one or more therapeutic target(s) and establishing a publicly available resource.  Deadline:  November 6.

HHS-HRSA Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP)  The purpose of HTPC is to increase the number of innovative community initiated programs that promote access to health care for children, youth and their families nationwide, and employ preventive health strategies.  The program encourages the use of innovative health information technology to increase access to a wide variety of stakeholders in communities.  Deadline:  October 14.

HHS-NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13)  NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences. Deadline:  February 20.

DOE ARPA-E  Accelerating Low-Cost Plasma Heating and Assembly  The purpose of this funding opportunity is to create new tools for the low-cost development of fusion energy. By program completion, performers will be expected to demonstrate prototype tools that help enable a path to economical fusion power through low-cost, high shot rate development. Deadlines:  October 10 – Concept Paper; TBD – Application (by invite).

DOD Ground X-Vehicle Technology (CXV-T) Program  GXV-T seeks to investigate revolutionary ground-vehicle technologies that would simultaneously improve the mobility and survivability of vehicles through means other than adding more armor, including avoiding detection, engagement and hits by adversaries. Deadline:  TBD.

EDA 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies Program  Funding is available for capacity-building activities that include Proof of Concept Centers and Commercialization Centers as well as scaling of existing commercialization programs and centers; feasibility studies for the creation and expansion of facilities such as science and research parks; and supporting opportunities to close the funding gap for early-stage companies. This opportunity consists of three programs: 

·         i6 Challenge – Based on the most impactful national models for startup creation, innovation, and commercialization. The 2014 i6 has been broadened to include growing or expanding existing centers or programs and considering funding for later-stage Commercialization Centers. Special consideration will be given to programs which include initiatives focusing on innovative manufacturing and exports. Requires a (minimum) match in cost-share.

·         Science and Research Park Development Grants – Provides funding for feasibility and planning for the construction of new or expanded science or research parks, or the renovation of existing facilities. No cost share required.

·         Cluster Grants for Seed Capital Funds – Provides funding for technical assistance to support feasibility, planning, formation, or launch of cluster-based seed capital funds that are offered to innovation-based, growth-oriented start-up companies in exchange for equity.  Requires a (minimum) match in cost-share.

Deadline:  November 3.

USDA-NIFA Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program  The purpose of the Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program is to provide scholarships to support recruiting, engaging, retaining, mentoring, and training committed, eligible multicultural scholars, resulting in either baccalaureate degrees within the food and agricultural sciences disciplines or the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree. For 2014, special emphasis is placed on training that will address the changing demographics of the nation and the development of 21st century skills in USDA mission areas that include the Food, Agricultural, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences.  Deadline:  September 30.

DOD Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) – Breakthrough Award – Levels 3 and 4   Research supported by the Breakthrough Award will have the potential for a major impact and accelerate progress toward ending breast cancer. The impact may be near-term or long-term, but must be significant and move beyond an incremental advancement. Applications must articulate the pathway to making a clinical impact for individuals with, or at risk for, breast cancer, even if clinical impact is not an immediate outcome.   Research proposed under this award mechanism may be small – to large – scale projects, at different stages of idea and research development.  Deadlines:  October 22 – Pre-application; January 29 – Full application (by invite).

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations  This program seeks innovative global health and development solutions. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations as well as for-profit companies. Round 14 topics include: 

·         Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control

·         New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission

·         New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities Through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children

·         Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments

·         Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age

·         New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions

Deadline:  November 12.

Indiana CTSI Fall 2014 Core Pilot Grants   The program aims to promote the use of technologies and expertise afforded by the CTSI Core Facilities. Successful proposals will demonstrate outstanding scientific merit that can be linked to generating extramural funding or novel intellectual property (IP). Success of the program will be viewed, in part, by the fostering of new funded grants or providing significant contributions to grant renewals. Proposals will be judged with equal measure on scientific merit and the likelihood of generating new intellectual property or extramural grant support.  Deadline:  September 29

Limited Submission

If interested in submitting a Limited Submission Proposal please contact Kristin Sarver at research@purduecal.edu.



NSF Dear Colleague Letter:  Special Guidelines for Submitting Collaborative Proposals under the US NSF/CISE/SaTC US-Israel

NIH Request for Information:  Soliciting Input for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Strategic Planning Process  NIGMS has embarked on a strategic planning process to guide its decision making for the next 5 years. As a first step, Institute staff developed a draft statement of broad goals and objectives. As the Institute works on developing specific strategies and finalizing the plan, it would like comments and suggestions from scientists, scientific organizations and other interested parties.

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