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SPONSOR ITEMS OF INTEREST

Sponsor announcements and changes to systems and forms.

Sponsor Items of interest

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NC Humanities Council

NC BioTech

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Philanthropy News Digest

Department of Defense (DoD)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NC Humanities Council

LARGE GRANTS
**The Humanities Council is suspending the large-grant cycle that traditionally occurs in June 2014 as it re-imagines the grant-making process. 

PLANNING GRANTS
The planning grant secures the assistance of humanities scholar/consultants to plan a project. Allowable expenses include consultants' stipends and reimbursements for travel, meals, and lodging. There is no deadline for a planning grant.

NCBIOTECH Funding

Grant Description Deadlines
Biotechnology Research Grant

Supports investigators at universities and non-profit institutions in targeted areas. Preproposals are required.

Maximum: $100,000

FY 2015
Preproposal: Sept. 17, 2014

Full Proposal: February 4, 2015

Collaborative Funding Grant

Supports a university-company partnership by providing funding for a post-doctoral fellow or technician in a university laboratory who will conduct research on a project of commercial interest.

Maximum $50,000/yr.

FY 2015
Cycle 1:
July 23, 2014

Cycle 2:
February 11, 2015

Institutional Development Grant

Provides core equipment that will be used by multiple faculty members.

Maximum: $200,000

FY 2015

Oct. 8, 2014

Technology Enhancement Grant (TEG)

For university technology transfer offices to support research and other commercially important activities that will make a technology licensable.

Maximum: $50,000

 

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund's grantmaking strategies support biomedical scientists at the beginning of their careers and areas of science that are poised for significant advancement but are currently undervalued and underfunded.  

BWF has programs which support primary and secondary students, science and mathematics teachers, institutions, and academic scientists: postdoctoral-faculty bridging awards and faculty awards.

The majority of the BWF ’s grantmaking is through competitive award programs. Most awards are made to degree-granting institutions in the United States and Canada on behalf of individual researchers, who must be nominated by their institution.  All institutions receiving awards must be tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations.

Each program has an Advisory Committee consisting of members who are external peer reviewers that lend their expertise and time to reviewing and assessing applications for BWF programs.  BWF selects members of these committees for their scientific and educational expertise in the program areas.  The committee meets, for some programs, to interview potential nominees, and make recommendations based on their experiences to the BWF Board of Directors.  Members of the various advisory committees are complete and separate bodies from the BWF Board of Directors.

To apply for the competitive award programs, select the program below and follow the guidelines and application requirements.  All applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on the deadline date provided for the indicated program.

To complement these competitive award programs, we also make modest grants on an "ad hoc" basis to nonprofit organizations conducting activities intended to improve the general environment for science. These noncompetitive grants are for activities closely related to our focus areas identified above.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is committed to supporting science education for primary and secondary students and has partnered with various organizations to help develop an infrastructure for improving science, mathematics, and technology education across North Carolina.

Philanthropy News Digest

Upcoming Deadlines

NCTM Accepting Applications for Emerging Teacher-Leaders Grants for Pre-K-5 Math Teachers (Due: November 7, 2014)

NCTM Accepting Applications for Projects Connecting Mathematics to Other 9-12 Grade Subject Areas (Due: November 7, 2014)

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Accepting Proposals for Pre-K-6 Classroom Research Grants (Due: November 7, 2014)

NCTM Accepting Proposals for Teacher Professional Development Grants (Due: November 7, 2014)

New RFPs

Aging

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Invites Letters of Intent for Biomarker-Based Clinical Trials in Humans

POSTED: October 26, 2014
DEADLINE: November 21, 2014 (Letters of Intent)

Grants of up to $1.5 million will be awarded to research institutions and drug companies to increase the number of innovative drugs for Alzheimer's disease tested in humans....

Center for Retirement Research Accepting Proposals for Research and Policy Projects

POSTED: October 28, 2014
DEADLINE: January 31, 2015

Up to two grants of $45,000 will be awarded to scholars from any academic discipline working on cutting-edge research related to retirement income issues....

Arts / Culture

Fleishhacker Foundation Invites Applications From Bay Area Arts Organizations

POSTED: October 30, 2014
DEADLINE: January 15, 2015

Program grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to Bay Area arts organizations with annual budgets between $100,000 and $750,000....

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Accepting Grant Proposals to Strengthen Performing Arts

POSTED: October 28, 2014
DEADLINE: February 27, 2015 (Letters of Inquiry)

Grants of up to $200,000 will be awarded to projects that strengthen the national infrastructure in the fields of dance, jazz, and theater....

American Music Therapy Association Issues Call for Applications for Arthur Flagler Fultz Award

POSTED: October 28, 2014
DEADLINE: May 8, 2015

A single grant of $15,000 will be awarded to an AMTA member for a music therapy research project that explores novel music therapy treatments....

Community Improvement / Development

Kresge Foundation Invites Proposals for Innovative Neighborhood Projects Across Detroit

POSTED: October 27, 2014
DEADLINE: December 2, 2014

Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded in support of innovative, shovel-ready neighborhood revitalization projects that can be completed within eighteen months....

RI Foundation Accepting Applications for 2015 Innovation Fellowships

POSTED: October 29, 2014
DEADLINE: December 12, 2014

Rhode Island Innovation Fellows receive up to $300,000 over three years to develop, test, and implement innovative ideas that have the potential to dramatically improve any area of life in the state....

Education

Foundation for Technology and Engineering Educators Invites Applications for K-12 Programs

POSTED: October 29, 2014
DEADLINE: December 1, 2014

Grants of $2,000 will be awarded to K-12 teachers to encourage the integration of a quality technology and engineering education program in their school's curriculum....

Health

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Announces RFP for Peer Support Programs

POSTED: October 27, 2014
DEADLINE: November 24, 2014

Planning-phase grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to projects that advance peer support in community health centers delivering integrated health care....

Human Services

Mary Byron Project Announces 2015 Roth Award for Domestic Violence Programs

POSTED: October 31, 2014
DEADLINE: January 31, 2015

A nonprofit or government program focused on reaching underserved victims of domestic violence will be honored with an award of $10,000....

Medical Research

SVS Foundation Announces Vascular Disease Clinical Research Seed Grant Program

POSTED: October 29, 2014
DEADLINE: December 15, 2014

Seed grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to support patient-oriented clinical research studies in the area of vascular disease....

American Roentgen Ray Invites Applications for 2015 Neuroradiology Scholarship

POSTED: October 25, 2014
DEADLINE: January 11, 2016

A single two-year grant of $150,000 will be awarded to a junior full-time faculty member specializing in neuroradiology....

Medical Toxicology Foundation Issues RFP for Research and Teaching Awards

POSTED: October 25, 2014
DEADLINE: January 15, 2015

Grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to ACMT members working to improve understanding and dissemination of knowledge related to toxic exposure and improved patient care....

American Pain Society Accepting Applications for 2015 Rita Allen Award in Pain

POSTED: October 26, 2014
DEADLINE: January 16, 2015

Grants of $150,000 over three years will be awarded to two early career researchers in support of research projects focused on the biology of pain and pain management....

Bay Area Lyme Foundation Seeks Applications for Emerging Leader Award

POSTED: October 30, 2014
DEADLINE: January 16, 2015

The $100,000 grant is designed to support innovative projects and attract new scientific talent to the field of Lyme disease....

American Academy of Optometry Announces New Clinical Research Award

POSTED: October 31, 2014
DEADLINE: February 1, 2015 (Letters of Intent)

Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded in support of clinical research projects with the potential to significantly impact patient care in optometry....

Social Science

Russell Sage Foundation Seeks Letters of Inquiry for Future of Work Research

POSTED: October 30, 2014
DEADLINE: January 16, 2015 (Letters of Inquiry)

Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to projects that broaden understanding of the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less-skilled workers in the United States....

 

 

Department of Defense (DoD)

The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Defense Appropriations Act provides research funding for the peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense (DOD) office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). 

Detailed descriptions of each of the funding opportunities, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the respective Program Announcements. Each Program Announcement is available electronically for downloading from the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov), the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/prgdefault.shtml) and the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (https://eBRAP.org).

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Autism Research Program (ARP)
Clinical Trial Award
Idea Development Award

Gulf War Illness Research Program (GWIRP)
Clinical Trial Award
Innovative Treatment Evaluation Award
Investigator-Initiated Research Award
New Investigator Award

Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP)
Career Development Award
Idea Award with Special Focus

Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP)
Clinical Trial Award
Discovery Award
Focused Program Award
Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Technology/Therapeutic Development Award

Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP)
Clinical Trial Award
Clinical Trial Development Award
Idea Development Award
Outcomes Research Award
Translational Research Award

Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP)
Biomarker Development Award
Idea Development Award
Synergistic Idea Development Award
*Note: The PCRP Clinical Exploration, Health Disparity Research, Laboratory-Clinical Transition, Population Science Impact, and Prostate Cancer Pathology Biospecimen Resource Site Award funding opportunities will be released in late May 2014. The PCRP Collaborative Undergraduate HBCU Student Summer Training Program, Exploration Hypothesis Development, Physician Research Training, and Postdoctoral Training Award funding opportunities will be released in early June 2014.

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All funding opportunities, both recently and previously released, are available on the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).

Subsequent notifications will be sent when the program announcements/funding opportunities are released.
New for 2014 - CDMRP’s New Application Receipt System (eBRAP)
For FY14, CDMRP has replaced eReceipt with the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP). As in the past, application submission is a two-step process requiring both (1) pre-application submission through the eBRAP (https://eBRAP.org/) and (2) application submission through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/), with application status available on eBRAP.

A key feature of eBRAP is that organizational representatives and PIs will be able to view and modify the Grants.gov application submissions associated with them, but only if their organization, Business Officials, and PIs are registered and affiliated to their organization in eBRAP.

Submission of either the pre-application to eBRAP or the application to Grants.gov does not require registering an organization and affiliating its Business Officials and PIs in eBRAP; however, the ability to view and modify the Grants.gov application in eBRAP is contingent upon this registration and affiliation process.

NIH eSubmission Items of Interest

NIH eSubmission Items of Interest - October 2, 2014

K99/R00 Budget Confusion

Are you planning to apply to the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (Parent K99/R00) opportunity? If so, you may be wondering just what we are looking for in the budget.

The original budget instructions stated:

In the initial application, an itemized budget is not required for the R00 phase. The applicant should indicate a minimum of 9-months effort for him/herself for each project period.  The exact amount of direct and indirect costs does not need to be specified, and a zero may be used as a placeholder in these sections.  Total costs of $249,000 should be entered in Total Direct and Indirect Costs.   At the time of transition to the R00 phase, the R00 applicant institution will submit a detailed budget for each budget period of the R00 project period that reflects the direct and indirect costs at the R00 applicant institution.

Unfortunately, since the Direct Costs (item G), Indirect Costs (item H), and Total Direct and Indirect Costs (item I) of the R&R Budget are all system calculated and don't accept direct input we issued a clarification notice which stated:

In the initial application, an itemized budget is not required for the R00 phase. At the time of transition to the R00 phase, the R00 applicant institution will submit a detailed budget for each budget period of the R00 project period that reflects the direct and indirect costs at the R00 applicant institution.

Yet we are still getting questions as to how to fill out the budget for the R00 phase. The simple answer is you don't. You don't even need to include the budget periods in the application. Just include the budget periods for the K99 phase and leave it at that.

Similarly, the 'Estimated Project Funding' section of the SF424 R&R cover form need only reflect the K99 funding request. As indicated in section VI.2 of the FOA, a R00 application must be submitted by the R00 phase grantee organization prior to the proposed activation date and that application will include the detailed budget for that phase.

Eligibility Certification Letter for Career Development Opportunities Promoting Diversity

Many of the career development  Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) promoting diversity [e.g., PAR-12-050 (K01), PAR-12-051 (K08), and PAR-12-052 (K23), PAR-12-062 (K22),  PAR-12-163 (K22)] include the following instruction regarding the submission of a required letter certifying eligibility of the applicant:

Information must be submitted by the applicant Institution in a letter certifying that the applicant belongs to one of the above groups. The letter should be inserted in the application immediately before the Checklist as a PDF file. Application processing may be delayed or the application may be returned if it does not comply with this requirement.

Given our application form packages no longer contain the PHS Checklist form and applicants can't control how their application images are assembled, this instruction is, well, problematic. In the Related Notices section of each of the FOAs you should find a link to a clarification notice with instructions similar to the sample instruction below.

Information must be submitted by the applicant Institution in a letter certifying that the applicant belongs to one of the above groups. The certification letter (titled: EligibilityCertification.pdf) must be attached via "Other Attachments" in the SF424 Other Project Information form.  The letter must be on institutional letterhead and scanned so that an institutional official signature is visible. Application processing may be delayed or the application may be returned if it does not comply with this requirement.

Be sure to follow the guidance in those (and any other notices) in the Related Notices section of your FOA.3

Don't Forget...

Annotated Form Sets include helpful tips to avoid common errors.

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NASA

NASA offices and field centers offer a wide variety of opportunities for researchers to join the NASA team. Whether supporting graduate students and funding science investigations for missions to other planets, NASA encourages all interested researchers to take advantage of these opportunities. Find out more.

NSF

A list of all funding opportunities ordered by the date they were published on the NSF web site is available here. All funding opportunities ordered by their next due date is available here.

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