Weekly Funding Opportunities

October 15, 2014

The weekly updates include:

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

NIH Spatial Uncertainty: Data, Modeling, and Communication  The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research that identifies sources of spatial uncertainty (i.e., inaccuracy or instability of spatial or geographic information) in public health data, incorporates the inaccuracy or instability into statistical methods, and develops novel tools to visualize the nature and consequences of spatial uncertainty.

·       R01  Deadline:  February 5

·       R03  Deadline:  February 16

·       R21  Deadline:  February 16

NIH Biobehavioral and Technological Interventions to Attenuate Cognitive Decline in Individuals with Cognitive Impairment or Dementia  The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate clinical research focused on biobehavioral or technological interventions to attenuate cognitive decline in individuals with dementia (such as Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia), mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or disease- or age-related cognitive decline. There is particular interest in interventions that can be implemented in community settings by the affected individual, informal caregivers, or others in the community.

·       R01  Deadline:  February 5

·       R21  Deadline:  February 16

NIH Vascular Dysfunction in the Pathogenesis of Severe Malaria (R01)  The purpose of this FOA is to solicit multiple-Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) applications that propose collaborative studies to address the role of vascular activation and dysfunction in the pathogenesis of severe malaria. Multidisciplinary teams of investigators are needed to identify pathways and regulatory mechanisms by which vascular factors contribute to the complex etiology of severe malaria. Deadlines:  January 13 – LOI; February 13 – Application.

NIH System-Level Health Services and Policy Research on Health Disparities (R01)  The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit innovative system-level health services and policy research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the elimination of health disparities.  Deadlines:  December 20 – LOI; January 20 – Application.

NIH Studies of HIV in Digestive Diseases Limited to Gastrointestinal Mucosal Immunology and Liver Diseases (R01)  The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research with human subjects to elucidate the role of gastrointestinal mucosal immunity during HIV infection, to evaluate pathophysiologic mechanisms of injury to the liver and the biliary system during HIV infection, and to conduct epidemiological studies of liver diseases and disorders in HIV patients. Proposed projects must involve individuals with HIV infection or materials or data from HIV-infected individuals.  Deadlines:  March 7 – LOI; April 7 – Application.

DOE Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontier & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT)  This FOA combines an early-stage research and development topic (Innovations) with a later-stage research and development topic (Frontiers) that complement the core funding provided to the national labs and allow all interested parties, including corporations, universities, and non-profits as well as the national labs, to contribute to advancement in two of these core technological areas:  Non-vapor compression HVAC technologies and advanced vapor compression HVAC technologies.  Deadlines:  November 10 – Concept paper; January 1 – Full application. 

DOE Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D  The objectives of this opportunity are to: maximize the energy-efficiency of SSL products in the marketplace; remove market barriers through improvements to lifetime, color quality, and lighting system performance; reduce costs of SSL sources and luminaires; improve product consistency while maintaining high quality products; and encourage the growth, leadership, and sustainability of domestic U.S. manufacturing within the SSL industry.  A webinar will be held on October 24 (see FOA for details). Deadline: November 14 – Concept paper; January 15- Application.

Indiana Soybean Alliance FY15 Production & Environment Initiative (See attached)  This request for proposals (RFP) encourages researchers to present proposals that address specific soybean research needs identified by the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA).  Deadline:  November 21.

Indiana Corn Marketing Council FY15 Production & Environment Initiative  (See attached)  This request for proposals (RFP) encourages researchers to present proposals that address specific corn research needs identified by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC).  Deadline:  November 21.

National Pork Board’s General Call for Proposals  The National Pork Board invites proposals in several topic areas including:  animal science, animal welfare, environment, human nutrition, pork safety & quality, public health, and swine health. Deadline:  November 18.

USAID Fighting Ebola BAA  USAID in partnership with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Centers for Disease Control, and the Department of Defense seek to harness the power of crowdsourcing, competition, and breakthrough innovation to address specific barriers faced by efforts to combat the current Ebola epidemic and better prepare us for future outbreaks.  For the purposes of this Addendum USAID and partners specifically seek solutions that address the two focus areas:  1) Strengthen Healthcare Capacities, and 2) Care-Seeking.  Deadlines:  October 20 – expression of interest; November 7 – Submission.

Limited Submission

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

Limited Submission:  USDA National Clean Plant Network  The National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) provides high quality asexually propagated plant material free of targeted plant pathogens and pests that cause economic loss to protect the environment and ensure the global competitiveness of specialty crop producers. Priorities for this program include: 1) establishing and supporting clean plant network governance and related administrative and support systems; 2) providing for operations needed for the rapid and safe introduction, diagnosis, treatment, foundation block establishment and release of clean plant materials for planting from foreign and domestic sources for commercial development; 3) conducting methods development to accurately test, develop therapies, and support the establishment of guidelines and standards for different crop species for certification maintenance; 4) developing partnerships with land-grant and other university-based extension and state departments of agriculture and outreach services to interact with commercial nurseries, industry associations and producers; and 5) developing and implementing audit and quality controls.  Cost sharing is not required but is “preferred”.  Only one submission is allowed per institution as lead or partner.

Internal Deadline:  Contact EVPRPlimited@purdue.edu by November 3. 

Sponsor Deadline:  December 19.


EVPRP Workshop:  How to Write an NIH Proposal or Resubmission:  Strategies, Grantsmanship, and Review Process  This workshop will address submission and grantsmanship strategies, and examine the review process.  Knowledge and familiarity with NIH mechanisms and review procedures can be a tremendous advantage during the writing, submission and post-review phases of your submission. Tuesday, November 4; 11:30AM-1:00 PM; STEW 310. Lunch is provided so registration is required by Thursday, October 30th.

DOE Notice of Intent:  Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES)  The purpose of this Notice of Intent (NOI) is to provide interested parties advance notice that EERE intends to issue a FOA in the near term titled, Sustainable and Holistic IntegratioN of Energy storage and Solar PV (SHINES). The goal of a potential FOA from the Department of Energy is to enable holistic design, development, and widespread sustainable deployment of low-cost, flexible, and reliable solutions that have energy storage as one of the key components for successful integration of PV power plants. The SHINES solution can incorporate, in addition to PV and energy storage, options such as demand response and load management to achieve target metrics of the FOA.

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