Limited Submission Funding Opportunities Archive

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

Posted: 2013-12-24 09:10:59

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) plays a central role in the continuing success and development of the faculty’s research, scholarship, and creative endeavors through its leadership and support services in Research Administration and Research Development.  A critical mechanism for cultivating research development and enhancing research capacity is to foster interdisciplinary collaborations with diverse academic partners and institutions.  To this end, the OVPR will be conducting an internal screening process in support of the NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5).

NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5)

The NIH Director's Early Independence Awards initiative is funded through the NIH Common Fund, which supports cross-cutting programs that are expected to have exceptionally high impact. All Common Fund initiatives invite investigators to develop bold, innovative, and often risky approaches to address problems that may seem intractable or to seize new opportunities that offer the potential for rapid progress.

The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Though most newly graduated doctoral-level researchers would benefit by post-doctoral training, a small number of outstanding junior investigators would benefit instead by launching directly into an independent research career. For these select investigators, who have established a record of scientific innovation and research productivity and who have demonstrated unusual leadership, drive, and maturity, post-doctoral training would unnecessarily delay their entry into performing independent research. The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards also provide an opportunity for institutions to invigorate their research programs by bringing in the fresh perspectives of the awardees that they host.

Limited Submission

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for this program, an internal screening process is required. If you are considering submitting an application for the program listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the Guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines and instructions will be returned. 

Program Requirements 

 

Limit:  Two proposals
Intent to Submit Deadline:  January 3, 2014
Internal Screening Deadline:
  January 10, 2014
Sponsor Due Date:  January 31, 2014

Contact information: Larisa Zagorski (Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu) (860) 486-6378.

Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)

Posted: 2013-07-01 00:00:00

The Office of the Vice President for Research has been notified that an application is being developed for submission for the program below. Because a limited number of proposals can be submitted, an internal screening process may be required.

If you are considering submitting a proposal for this program, please notify Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu no later than July 8, 2013.

Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) encourages Research Conference Grant (R13) applications to conduct health disparities-related meetings, workshops, and symposia. The purpose of the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series is to bring together academic institutions/organizations and community organizations to identify opportunities for addressing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). The objectives of meetings conducted as part of this award will be to: (1) establish and/or enhance academic-community partnerships; (2) identify community-driven research priorities, and (3) develop long-term collaborative CBPR research agendas. Thus, it is expected these partnerships will lead to grant applications for the support of CBPR projects designed to meet identified community needs. The areas of focus for these partnerships may include one or more of the following community-health issues: infant mortality; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; health literacy; techniques for outreach and information dissemination; pediatric and maternal HIV/AIDS prevention; and violence prevention

Limit: Only one per proposal per applicant can be submitted

Full Proposal Deadline: October 17, 2013

 

Limited Submission Opportunity: Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Posted: 2013-06-05 09:36:20

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program, an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for the program listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary. Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Five-year $700,000 awards for physician-scientists bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are ineligible.

Limit: Five nominations

Intent to Submit Deadline: 6/12/2013

Internal Screening Deadline: 6/25/2013

Sponsor Deadline: 10/1/2013

Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu

Limited Submission Opportunity: Summer Stipends (NEH)

Posted: 2013-06-05 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program, an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for the program listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary. Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

Summer Stipends (NEH)

Summer stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer stipends support projects at any stage of development.

Limit: Two nominations

Intent to Submit Deadline: 06/12/2013

Internal Screening Deadline: 06/25/2013

Sponsor Deadline: 09/26/2013

Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu

Limited Submission Opportunity: Searle Scholars Program

Posted: 2013-06-05 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program, an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for the program listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary. Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

Searle Scholars Program

Applicants for year 2014 awards will be expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Candidates should have begun their first appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2012. The appointment must be a tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent). The Searle Scholars Program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components. Potential applicants who are unsure if their research is appropriate for our Program are encouraged to examine the research interests of present and former Searle Scholars on the web site.

Limit: One application

Intent to Submit Deadline: 6/12/2013

Internal Screening Deadline: 6/25/2013

Sponsor Deadline: 9/27/2013

Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu

Limited Submission Opportunity: The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

Posted: 2013-05-23 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following programs, an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for any of the programs listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

Those submitting Intents to Submit will be notified if a full competition is determined to be necessary. Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

PEW Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level. The award provides $240,000 in flexible support - $60,000 per year for a four-year period.

Limit: one nomination

Intent to Submit Deadline: 6/3/2013

Internal Screening Deadline: 6/17/2013

Nominations due to PEW: 7/15/2013

Sponsor Deadline: 11/1/2013

Limited Submission Opportunity: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers

Posted: 2013-05-02 11:18:31

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program, an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for the program listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary. Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers

Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) provide sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. MRSECs address research of a scope and complexity requiring the scale, synergy, and interdisciplinarity provided by a campus-based research center. They support materials research infrastructure in the United States, promote active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry and international institutions, and contribute to the development of a national network of university-based centers in materials research, education, and facilities. A MRSEC may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions in partnership.

Limit: Only one MRSEC preliminary proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization in this competition.

Intent to Submit Deadline: May 10, 2013

Internal Screening Deadline: May 28, 2013

Preliminary Proposal Deadline (required): August 26, 2013

Full Proposal Due Date: January 10, 2014

 

For further information, contact: Larisa Zagorski at Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu.

Limited Submission Opportunity: Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award

Posted: 2013-04-09 10:38:19

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program, an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for the program listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary. Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award

The Brain Research Foundation’s Annual Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.

To be eligible, the nominee must be a tenure-track or tenured professor or associate professor working in the area of studies and brain function in health and disease. Current major NIH or other peer-reviewed funding is preferred but evidence of such funding in the past three years is essential. The grant period is for one to two years in the amount of $150,000.

Limit: One nomination per institution

Intent to Submit Deadline: April 19, 2013

Internal Screening Deadline: May 3, 2013

Sponsor LOI Deadline: July 1, 2013

Contact information: Larisa Zagorski (Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu) (860) 486-6378.

Limited Submission Opportunity: American Diabetes Association

Posted: 2013-03-26 11:03:39

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program, an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for the program listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the deadline noted below.

Those submitting a Notification of Intent to Submit will be notified if a full competition is determined to be necessary. Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

American Diabetes Association: Pathway to Stop Diabetes

Pathway will support creative scientists early in their diabetes research careers, or investigators who are established in other disciplines but would like to expand their focus to diabetes research. Through awards of $1.625 million over the course of five to seven years, the program will allow researchers to have the freedom, autonomy, time and focus needed to explore new ideas.

Pathway will consider applications directed toward topics relevant to the prevention, treatment and cure of all diabetes types (type 1, type 2 and gestational), diabetes?related disease states (obesity, pre?diabetes, and other insulin resistant states) and diabetes complications. The program intends to attract individuals with a broad range of expertise in various science and technology disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing and engineering, to the field of diabetes research.

  • Limit: Institutions may nominate a maximum of one investigator per grant cycle
  • Intent to Submit Deadline: March 27, 2013
  • Internal Screening Deadline: April 12, 2013
  • Sponsor Deadline: August 15, 2013

Limited Submission Opportunity: Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Posted: 2013-03-12 10:52:20

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following programs, an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for the programs listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary. Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor's or master's degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Awardees are typically in departments that do not grant a doctoral degree. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, be between the fourth and twelfth years of their independent academic careers, and be engaged in research and teaching primarily with undergraduates. The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $60,000.

  • Limit: One nomination annually
  • Intent to Submit Deadline: March 19, 2013
  • Internal Screening Deadline: April 2, 2013
  • Sponsor Deadline: May 20, 2013

Limited Submission Opportunity: Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)

Posted: 2013-03-07 10:54:57

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program, an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for the program listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the deadline noted below.

Those submitting a Notification of Intent to Submit will be notified if a full competition is determined to be necessary. Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a third year of a program on collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations. This program is in response to and is a component of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Signature Initiative: Sustainable Nanomanufacturing - Creating the Industries of the Future (http://www.nano.gov/node/611).

  • Limit: One (1) proposal as Lead Institution
  • Intent to Submit Deadline: March 15, 2013
  • Internal Screening Deadline: April 1, 2013
  • Sponsor Deadline: June 3, 2013

Limited Submission Opportunity: Children, Youth and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR SCP)

Posted: 2013-01-17 01:42:14

The Office of the Vice President for Research has been notified that an application is being developed for submission for the program below. Because a limited number of proposals can be submitted, an internal screening process may be required.

If you are considering submitting a proposal for this program, please notify Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu no later than January 24, 2013.

Children, Youth and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR SCP)

NIFA requests applications for the Children, Youth and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR SCP) for fiscal year (FY) 2013 to marshal resources of the Land-Grant and Cooperative Extension Systems so that, in collaboration with other organizations, they can develop and deliver educational programs that equip youth who are at risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, and contributing lives. NIFA anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2013 will be approximately $5.6 million; this includes the amount which will be allocated for the CYFAR SCP continuation RFA. Of this amount, NIFA anticipates that approximately $560,000 will be available to fund new CYFAR SCP’s, which will have project periods ranging up to five years. The remaining $5,040,000 will be used to support existing CYFAR SCP projects which are eligible for continuation awards. Continuation awards will be solicited under a separate RFA.

Limit: Only one application per land-grant institution will be accepted.

Sponsor Application Deadline: February 20, 2013

American Asthma Foundation (AAF) Scholar Awards

Posted: 2012-11-19 11:16:12

The University has been contacted by the American Asthma Foundation asking that we recommend 2-3 investigators to receive special invitations to submit for the American Asthma Foundation (AAF) Scholar Awards.  AAF is interested in in targeting faculty members who are especially well-matched to the AAF Scholars Program.  Most AAF Scholars will be studying asthma for the first time.  AAF seeks innovative scientists from across the broad spectrum of science, asking them to apply their expertise to asthma.  Faculty already in asthma are also eligible to apply, but they must be proposing work that is a clear departure from their current research program.  The best matches will likely not be in the asthma field.  

If you interested in submitting an application, please forward an abstract (250 words or less) addressing the innovative research and its relevance to asthma to Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu by December 7, 2012.  The abstracts will be reviewed by a committee to ensure that they are well-matched to the AAF Scholars Program.  Recommendations will be made to AAF. AAF will contact those investigators with a focused invitation to apply.  The deadline for applications to be submitted to the AAF Research Program website is no later than 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time on February 6, 2013.

For more information, contact: Larisa Zagorski at Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu

New Scholars Program in Aging

Posted: 2012-11-13 09:52:49

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following programs, an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for any of the programs listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the Guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines and instructions will be returned.

New Scholars Program in Aging

The Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholars Program is to support new investigators of outstanding promise in the basic biological sciences relevant to understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The award is intended to provide significant support to new investigators needed to permit them to become established in the field of aging. The New Scholars Program provides awards of up to $100,000 per year for a four year period for successful candidates.

Limit: Two candidates may be nominated

Intent to Submit Deadline: 11/21/2012

Internal Screening Deadline: 12/10/2012

Sponsor Deadline: 3/1/2013

For further information contact Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu.

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Posted: 2012-11-13 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following programs, an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for any of the programs listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the Guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines and instructions will be returned.

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.

Limit: One nomination per institution

Intent to Submit Deadline: 11/21/2012

Internal Screening Deadline: 12/10/12

Sponsor Deadline: 2 /10/13

 

For further information contact Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu.

NSF-MRI Limited Submission Opportunity

Posted: 2012-10-10 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program, an internal screening process will be required. If you are considering submitting an application for the program listed below an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the Guidelines for updates. Additional instructions will be provided to those submitting Notification of Intents to Submit for the program noted below. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines and instructions will be returned.

Major Research Instrumentation Program

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums and science centers, and non-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organization use is encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions.

To accomplish these goals, the MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of shared research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. Instruments are expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. For the purposes of the MRI program, proposals must be for either acquisition or development of a single instrument or for equipment that, when combined, serves as an integrated research instrument (physical or virtual). The MRI program does not support the acquisition or development of a suite of instruments to outfit research laboratories/facilities or to conduct independent research activities simultaneously.

  • Limit: Three proposals; 1 for instrument development and 2 for instrument acquisition
  • Intent to Submit Deadline: October 19, 2012
  • Internal Screening Deadline: November 9, 2012
  • Sponsor Deadline: January 24, 2013

Contact information: Larisa Zagorski (Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu) (860) 486-6378.

Call for Nominations

Posted: 2012-09-24 00:00:00

Because the following programs below require nominations, and internal screening process may be necessary. If you are interested in being nominated for any of the programs noted, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

Those submitting Intents to Submit will be notified if a full competition is determined to be necessary. Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Program

Microsoft Research seeks nominees who are advancing computing research in novel directions with the potential for high impact on the state of the art, and who demonstrate the likelihood of becoming thought leaders in the field.

Limit: one nomination

Intent to Submit Deadline: 9/27/2012

Internal Screening Deadline: 10/2/2012

Sponsor Deadline: 10/22/2012, 12 noon

Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu

2013 Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in the Physical Sciences - Chemistry

The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences, awarded at Tel Aviv University (TAU), has been established through the generosity of Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Beverly Sackler. It is awarded alternatively in the fields of Chemistry and Physics. The prize is intended to encourage dedication to science, originality and excellence by rewarding outstanding young scientists. The Chemistry field for the Year 2013 is entitled: Functionalization of Carbon-Hydrogen Bonds in Organic Synthesis.

Limit: to be determined

Intent to Submit Deadline: 9/27/2012

Internal Screening Deadline: 10/8/2012

Sponsor Deadline: 12/20/2012

Submit e-proposals to:Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu

Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation Program

Posted: 2012-01-06 00:00:00

The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation funds innovative, translational research with the goal that these efforts will lead to improvement in the diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of ovarian, uterine, breast or cervical cancer. The 2012 MKACF awards provide up to $100,000 for a two-year period.

UConn/UCHC may only submit one grant application. Interested applicants should send a current BioSketch and 2-3 page research abstract (.pdf files) to: orsp@uchc.edu by Tuesday, Jan. 17th.   Pre-proposal applications will be reviewed by the ad-hoc scientific advisory committee, which will select the 2012 nominee.

New Scholars Program in Aging

Posted: 2011-11-30 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program, an internal screening process will be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for the program listed below an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the Guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines and instructions will be returned. 

New Scholars Program in Aging

The Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholars Program is to support new investigators of outstanding promise in the basic biological sciences relevant to understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities.  The award is intended to provide significant support to new investigators needed to permit them to become established in the field of aging.  The New Scholars Program provides awards of up to $100,000 per year for a four year period for successful candidates.

Limit:  Two candidates may be nominated

Intent to Submit Deadline:  12/9/2011

Internal Screening Deadline:  12/23/2011

Sponsor Deadline:  3/1/2012

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Posted: 2011-11-21 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program, an internal screening process will be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for the program listed below an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the Guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines and instructions will be returned.

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.

Limit:  One nomination per institution

Intent to Submit Deadline:  November 29, 2011

Internal Screening Deadline:  December 19, 2011

Sponsor Deadline:  February 9, 2012

For further information contact:  Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu or 860-486-6378.

 

 

Sustainable Energy Pathways (SEP)

Posted: 2011-11-02 00:00:00

The Office of the Vice President for Research has been notified that an application is being developed for submission for the program below.  Because a limited number of proposals can be submitted, an internal screening process may be required. 

If you are considering submitting a proposal for this program, please notify Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu no later than November 4, 2011.

Sustainable Energy Pathways (SEP)

The Sustainable Energy Pathways solicitation will support interdisciplinary efforts by teams of researchers to address the challenges of developing efficient pathways towards a sustainable energy future. The overarching theme of the solicitation is "sustainability" in all of its facets. Pathways to sustainable energy, from their starting points to ending points, should use renewable sources of energy, or at least work to reduce the carbon intensity associated with our current dependence on carbon-based energy and fuels.

These pathways should also employ energy efficient, economically, socially, and behaviorally viable processes that minimize adverse environmental or societal impacts.

Limit:  Eligible institutions may submit no more than three (3) proposals as the lead organization.

Full Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2012

 

USDA-NIFA Children, Youth and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects

Posted: 2011-10-28 00:00:00

The Office of the Vice President for Research has been notified that an application is being developed for submission for the program below.  Because only one application will be accepted, an internal screening process may be required. 

If you are considering submitting a proposal for this program, please notify Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu by October 31, 2011.

Children, Youth and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects

NIFA requests applications for the Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Sustainable Community Projects (SCP) for fiscal year (FY) 2012 to marshal resources of the Land-Grant and Cooperative Extension Systems so that, in collaboration with other organizations, they can develop and deliver educational programs that equip youth who are at risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, and contributing lives. NIFA anticipates that the amount available for support of this program in FY 2012 will be approximately $320,000.

Limit:  Only one application per land-grant institution will be accepted.

Sponsor Application Deadline: December 1, 2011

 

Major Research Instrumentation Program

Posted: 2011-10-20 04:13:46

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums and science centers, and non-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments.  Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organization use is encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners as appropriate for the goals of the MRI Program.

To accomplish these goals, the MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of shared research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs.  Instruments are expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. For the purposes of the MRI program, proposals must be for either acquisition or development of a single instrument or for equipment that, when combined, serves as an integrated research instrument (physical or virtual). The MRI program does not support the acquisition or development of a suite of instruments to outfit research laboratories/facilities or to conduct independent research activities simultaneously. 

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted, an internal screening process will be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for the program listed below an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit  must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the Guidelines for updates.  Additional instructions will be provided to those submitting Notification of Intents to Submit for the program noted below.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines and instructions will be returned.

Program Guidelines:  Major Research Instrumentation Program

Limit:  Three proposals; 1 for instrument development and 2 for instrument acquisition

Intent to Submit Deadline:  October 25, 2011

Internal Screening Deadline:  November 14, 2011, 8:00 a.m.

Sponsor Deadline:  January 26, 2012

Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award

Posted: 2011-10-17 11:51:11

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following programs, an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for the programs listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit  must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

 

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.  Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates.   Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

 

Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award

The Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award provides grants to junior physician-scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers.  The foundation plans to award u to 12 grants in 2012 of $150,000 per year in direct costs and $12,000 per year in indirect costs over three years to junior faculty level physician-scientists conducting clinical research in any disease area.

Limit:  Two nominations

Intent to Submit Deadline: October 21, 2011

Internal Screening Deadline: October 28, 2011

Nomination deadline:  November 16, 2011

Sponsor Deadline:  December 21, 2011

 

For additional information, contact Larisa Zagorski at (860) 486-6378. 

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Posted: 2011-07-26 02:02:08

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program, an internal screening process will be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for any of the programs listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit  must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.  Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates.   Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

Program Information

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.

This PIRE competition will focus exclusively on the NSF-wide investment area of Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES). The SEES effort focuses on interdisciplinary topics that will advance sustainability science, engineering and education as an integrative approach to the challenges of adapting to environmental, social and cultural changes associated with growth and development of human populations, and attaining a sustainable energy future.

Limit:  1

Intent to Submit Deadline: 8/8/2011 

Internal Screening Deadline:  8/22/2011 

Sponsor Preliminary Proposal Due Date (required):  10/19/2011

Full Proposal Deadline (invitation only):  May 15, 2012

Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu

PEW Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

Posted: 2011-07-20 11:32:52

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following programs, an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for any of the programs listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit  must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.  Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates.   Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.

Program Information

Limit:  one nomination
Intent to Submit Deadline:  8/8/2011
Internal Screening Deadline: 8/22/2011
Sponsor Deadline:  11/1/2011
Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu

Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Posted: 2011-07-20 11:29:04

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following programs, an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for any of the programs listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit  must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.  Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates.   Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study the pathogenesis of infectious disease at its most fundamental level – the points where human and microbial systems connect.  The program supports research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of this encounter: how colonization, infection, commensalism and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones. 

 Program Information

Limit: Up to two candidates; three candidates if one nominee holds a D.V.M.; and a single additional nomination for working in a pathogenic helminthes, mycology, or reproductive science. 
Intent to Submit Deadline:  8/8/2011
Internal Screening Deadline:  8/22/2011
Sponsor Deadline:  11/1/2011
Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu

 

Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

Posted: 2011-07-20 11:25:24

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following programs, an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for any of the programs listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit  must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.  Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates.   Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds for improvements to secure, improve, and organize collections that are significant to NSF/BIO-funded research community.  Support is also provided to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community.

Program Information

Limit:  3
Intent to Submit Deadline: 7/22/2011
Internal Screening Deadline:  8/8/2011
Sponsor Deadline:  10/16/2011
Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu

         

 

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)

Posted: 2011-07-20 11:16:35

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following programs, an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for any of the programs listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit  must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.  Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates.   Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.  ADVANCE focuses on ensuring that women faculty with earned STEM degrees consider academia as a viable and attractive career option.  This program does not support projects to increase or retain the number of women entering into or persisting in STEM doctoral degree programs.

Program Information

Limit:  One Institutional Transformation proposal or one IT-Catalyst proposal.  There is no limit on the number of PAID proposals that can be submitted.
Intent to Submit Deadline: 7/22/2011
Internal Screening Deadline: 8/8/2011
Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline (Required): 10/3/2011
Sponsor Deadline:  11/7/2011
Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP)

Posted: 2011-07-20 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following programs, an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for any of the programs listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit  must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.  Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates.   Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM.

Program Information

Limit:  Only one (1) Type 1 proposal, or to be part of only one consortium submitting a Type 1 proposal.  There are no restrictions on the number of Type 2 proposals that an individual or organization may submit.
Intent to Submit Deadline: 7/22/2011
Internal Screening Deadline:  8/8/2011
Sponsor Deadline:  9/27/2011
Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu

Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Posted: 2011-06-16 12:00:51

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program(s), an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting a proposal for any of the programs listed, an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.  Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates.   Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

Five-year $700,000 awards for physician-scientists bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are ineligible.

Program Information

Limit:  Five nominations

Intent to Submit Deadline: 06/30/2011

Internal Screening Deadline: 07/19/2011

Sponsor Deadline:  10/03/2011

Submit e-proposals to: larisa.zagorski@uconn.edu (860) 486-6378

Searle Scholars Program

Posted: 2011-06-16 11:56:57

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program(s), an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting a proposal for any of the programs listed, an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.  Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates.   Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

Applicants for year 2012 awards will be expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Candidates should have begun their first appointment at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2010. The appointment must be a tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent). The Searle Scholars Program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components. Potential applicants who are unsure if their research is appropriate for our Program are encouraged to examine the research interests of present and former Searle Scholars on the web site.

Program Information

Limit:  One application

Intent to Submit Deadline: 06/30/2011

Internal Screening Deadline: 07/19/2011

Sponsor Deadline:  09/30/2011

Submit e-proposals to: larisa.zagorski@uconn.edu (860) 486-6378

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Posted: 2011-06-01 10:07:02

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program(s), an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting a proposal for any of the programs listed, an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.  Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates.   Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering.  If the department has a modest Ph.D. program, the nominee’s research accomplishments must be almost exclusively with undergraduates.  Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, be between the fourth and twelfth years of their independent academic careers, and be engaged in research and teaching primarily with undergraduates.  Awardees are typically in departments that do not grant a doctoral degree.

 

Program Information

Limit:  One nomination annually

Intent to Submit Deadline: 06/06/2011

Internal Screening Deadline: 06/20/2011

Sponsor Deadline:  08/25/2011

Submit e-proposals to: larisa.zagorski@uconn.edu (860) 486-6378

 

Summer Stipends (NEH)

Posted: 2011-06-01 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program(s), an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting a proposal for any of the programs listed, an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.  Please refer to the Guidelines for the internal screening process and any updates.   Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

Summer stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public’s understanding of the humanities. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer stipends support projects at any stage of development.

 

Program Information

Limit:  Two nominations

Intent to Submit Deadline: 06/10/2011

Internal Screening Deadline: 06/24/2011

Sponsor Deadline:  09/29/2011

Submit e-proposals to: larisa.zagorski@uconn.edu (860) 486-6378

 

The NSF-Census Research Network (NCRN)

Posted: 2010-12-20 00:00:00

The Office of the Vice President for Research has been notified that an application is being developed for submission for the program below.  Because a limited number of proposals can be submitted, an internal screening process may be required. 

 

If you are considering submitting a proposal for this program, please notify Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu  no later than December 23, 2010.

The NSF-Census Research Network will provide support for a set of research nodes, each of which will be staffed by a team of scientists conducting interdisciplinary research and educational activities on methodological questions of interest and significance to the broader research community and to the Federal Statistical System, particularly the U.S. Census Bureau.  The activities will be expected to advance both fundamental and applied knowledge as well as further the training of current and future generations of researchers in research skills of relevance to the measurement of economic units, households, and persons.

Program Information

Limit:  Two (2) as a single institution or as the lead institution in a multi-institutional proposal.

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: February 16, 2011

Major Research Instrumentation Program

Posted: 2010-10-22 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program(s), an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting a proposal for any of the programs listed, an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline.

When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the Guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

In preparation for the release of NSF’s FY11 Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program solicitation, the internal competition is being announced to allow sufficient time for preparation of proposals selected to be submitted to the sponsor

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums and science centers, and non-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments.  Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organization use is encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners as appropriate for the goals of the MRI Program.

To accomplish these goals, the MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of shared research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs.  For the purposes of the MRI Program, proposals must be for either acquisition or development.  Instruments are expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. A key recommendation of a 2006 National Academies report on “Advanced Research Instrumentation and Facilities” (ARIF) was that the NSF should expand the MRI program so that it includes “mid-scale” instrumentation whose capital costs are greater than $2 million, but with costs that are not appropriate for NSF’s Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction account.  The MRI program now accepts proposals requesting over $2 million in NSF support (to the maximum request of $4 million) for the acquisition of a single instrument.  For proposals requesting $2 million or less, investigators may seek support for instrument.

Program Information

Limit:  Three proposals; 1 for instrument development and 2 for instrument acquisition

Intent to Submit Deadline: 10/29/2010

Internal Screening Deadline: 11/15/2010

Sponsor Deadline:  1 /28/2011

Submit e-proposals to: larisa.zagorski@uconn.edu (860) 486-6378

 

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Posted: 2010-06-04 04:02:57

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program(s), an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting a proposal for any of the programs listed, an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline.  If the number of “Intents” exceeds the number allowed for submission, applicants will be notified and asked to submit pre-proposals as per the Guidelines for the internal screening process.  Pre-proposals not adhering to the guidelines will be returned.

The Improvements to Biological Research Collections Program provides funds for improvements to network, secure, and organize established natural history collections for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community.

Full Program Information

Limit:  Only one proposal may be submitted from any individual collection within an organization.

Intent to Submit Deadline: 06/11/2010

Internal Screening Deadline: 06/25/2010

Sponsor Deadline:  07/23/2010

Submit e-proposals to: larisa.zagorski@uconn.edu

Summer Stipends (NEH)

Posted: 2010-06-04 03:58:27

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program(s), an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting a proposal for any of the programs listed, an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline.  If the number of “Intents” exceeds the number allowed for submission, applicants will be notified and asked to submit pre-proposals as per the Guidelines for the internal screening process.  Pre-proposals not adhering to the guidelines will be returned.

Summer stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public’s understanding of the humanities.  Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools.

Full Program Information

Limit:  Two nominations

Intent to Submit Deadline: 07/01/2010

Internal Screening Deadline: 07/19/2010

Sponsor Deadline:  09/30/2010

Submit e-proposals to: larisa.zagorski@uconn.edu

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program

Posted: 2010-06-04 03:54:26

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program(s), an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting a proposal for any of the programs listed, an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline.  If the number of “Intents” exceeds the number allowed for submission, applicants will be notified and asked to submit pre-proposals as per the Guidelines for the internal screening process.  Pre-proposals not adhering to the guidelines will be returned.

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide full implementation efforts at academic institutions.  Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM.

Full Program Information

Limit:  One Type 1 Proposal

Intent to Submit Deadline: 07/01/2010

Internal Screening Deadline: 07/19/2010

Sponsor Letter of Intent Due (optional):  08/17/2010

Sponsor Deadline:  09/28/2010

Submit e-proposals to: larisa.zagorski@uconn.edu

Searle Scholars Program

Posted: 2010-06-04 03:50:59

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program(s), an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting a proposal for any of the programs listed, an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline.  If the number of “Intents” exceeds the number allowed for submission, applicants will be notified and asked to submit pre-proposals as per the Guidelines for the internal screening process.  Pre-proposals not adhering to the guidelines will be returned.

Applicants for year 2011 Searle Scholars Program awards will be expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.  Candidates should have begun their first appointment at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2009. The appointment must be a tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent).  The Searle Scholars Program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components. Potential applicants who are unsure if their research is appropriate for our Program are encouraged to examine the research interests of present and former Searle Scholars on the web site.

Full Program Information

Limit:  One application

Intent to Submit Deadline: 07/01/2010

Internal Screening Deadline: 07/19/2010

Sponsor Deadline:  09/24/2010

Submit e-proposals to: larisa.zagorski@uconn.edu

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Posted: 2010-06-04 03:45:12

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program(s), an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting a proposal for any of the programs listed, an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline.  If the number of “Intents” exceeds the number allowed for submission, applicants will be notified and asked to submit pre-proposals as per the Guidelines for the internal screening process.  Pre-proposals not adhering to the guidelines will be returned.


The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United State of America that grant a bachelor’s or master’s degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering.  If the department has a modest Ph.D. program, the nominee’s research accomplishments must be almost exclusively with undergraduates.  Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, be between the fourth and twelfth years of their independent academic careers, and be engaged in research and teaching primarily with undergraduates.  Awardees are typically in departments that do not grant a doctoral degree.

Full Program Information

Limit: One nomination annually

Intent to Submit Deadline: 06/11/2010

Internal Screening Deadline: 06/25/2010

Sponsor Deadline:  08/24/2010

Submit e-proposals to: larisa.zagorski@uconn.edu

Improvements to Biological Research

Posted: 2010-06-04 03:41:15

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program, an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting a proposal for any of the programs listed, an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline.  If the number of “Intents” exceeds the number allowed for submission, applicants will be notified and asked to submit pre-proposals as per the Guidelines for the internal screening process.  Pre-proposals not adhering to the guidelines will be returned.


The Improvements to Biological Research Collections Program provides funds for improvements to network, secure, and organize established natural history collections for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community.

Full Program Information

Limit:  Only one proposal may be submitted from any individual collection within an organization.

Intent to Submit Deadline: 06/11/2010

Internal Screening Deadline: 06/25/2010

Sponsor Deadline:  07/23/2010

Submit e-proposals to:  Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu

 

The V Foundation for Cancer Research

Posted: 2010-04-29 00:00:00

The V Foundation for Cancer Research celebrates the legacy of NC State basketball coach Jim Valvano and funds innovate cancer research programs – UConn has been invited to nominate one applicant for each program:

Translation Grants: 
The 3-year ($200,000/year) funds collaborative (pre-clinical and clinical) research directed at developing novel approaches to the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.  For additional information please go to: http://www.jimmyv.org/research/grant-application.html.    The internal deadline is Monday, May 3, 2010.

V Scholar Award: 
The 2-year grant ($100,000/year) funds laboratory based and translational research by new/junior faculty.  For additional information please go to: see:  http://www.jimmyv.org/research/grant-application.html. The internal deadline, Tuesday, July 6, 2010.     

UConn may only nominate one application for each program.  Interested applicants should send a current NIH BioSketch with a 2-3 page research abstract to: Stephanie Holden, sholden@uchc.edu with a copy to orsp@uchc.edu.

Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce

Posted: 2010-04-05 11:50:59

The Office of the Vice President for Research has been notified that an application is being developed for submission for the program below.  Because a limited number of applications can be submitted, an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for this program, please notify Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu  by April 7, 2010.

Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-Team) 

The CI-TEAM program supports projects that position the national science and engineering community to engage in integrated research and education activities promoting, cyberinfrastructure systems, tools and services.

Limit:  One (1) proposal as the lead organization

Full Proposal Deadline:  April 27, 2010

NSF Graduate Stem Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12)

Posted: 2010-04-05 01:40:38

The Office of the Vice President for Research has been notified that an application is being developed for submission for the program below.  Because a limited number of applications can be submitted, an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for this program, please notify Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu  by April 7, 2010.

NSF Graduate Stem Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12)

This program provides funding for graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to bring their leading research practice and findings into K-12 learning settings. Through collaborations with other graduate fellows and faculty from STEM disciplines, teachers and students in K-12 environments, and community partners, graduate students can gain a deeper understanding of their own research and place it within a societal and global context. The GK-12 program provides an opportunity for graduate students to acquire value-added skills, such as communicating STEM subjects to technical and non-technical audiences, leadership, team building, and teaching while enriching STEM learning and instruction in K-12 settings. This unique experience will add value to the training of U.S. graduate students and will energize and prepare the students for a broad range of STEM careers in a competitive globalized marketplace. Furthermore, the GK-12 program provides institutions of higher education with an opportunity to transform the conventional graduate education by infusing and sustaining GK-12 like activities in their graduate programs.

Limit:  One (1) proposal per institution

Required Letter of Intent Due Date:  April 20, 2010

Climate Change Education (CCE): Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) Program, Phase I (CCEP-I)

Posted: 2010-03-15 11:52:17

This office has been notified that an application is being developed for submission for the program below.  Because a limited number of applications can be submitted, an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for this program, please notify Larisa.Zagorski@uconn.edu  by March 17, 2010.

Climate Change Education (CCE): Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) Program, Phase I (CCEP-I)

The Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP) program seeks to establish a coordinated national network of regionally- or thematically-based partnerships devoted to increasing the adoption of effective, high quality educational programs and resources related to the science of climate change and its impacts.  Each CCEP is required to be of a large enough scale that they will have catalytic or transformative impact that cannot be achieved through other core NSF program awards.  The CCEP program is one facet of a larger NSF collection of awards related to Climate Change Education (CCE) that has two goals: (1) preparing a new generation of climate scientists, engineers, and technicians equipped to provide innovative and creative approaches to understanding global climate change and to mitigate its impact; and, (2) preparing today's U.S. citizens to understand global climate change and its implications in ways that can lead to informed, evidence-based responses and solutions.  Each CCEP must include representation from at least each of the following communities: climate scientists, experts in the learning sciences, and practitioners from within formal or informal education venues.  This combined expertise will insure that educational programs and resources developed through the activities of each CCEP reflects current understanding about climate science, the best theoretical approaches for teaching such a complex topic, and the practical means necessary to reach the intended learner audience(s).  Each CCEP should be organized around either geographic regions that share similar climate change impacts, or major climate impact themes (e.g., sea-level rise).

Limit:  One (1) proposal as Lead Institution
Required Letter of Intent Due Date:
  April 23, 2010
Full Proposal Deadline:
May 24, 2010

Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation: Institute Without Walls

Posted: 2010-03-15 10:54:38

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation has announced the 2010 “Institute Without Walls” grant program, which allows one (1) applicant per grantee institution.  SWCRF supports basic and translation cancer research.  Research themes include:

  • basic and translational research focused on mechanisms of gene regulation that govern critical cell decisions in the process of cell diversification from the tumor initiating cell to the differentiated state,
  • projects on aberrant gene regulators in malignancy,
  • research on aberrant epigenetics in malignancy,
  • studies on the cell decisions on cell dormancy versus proliferation,
  • and research on cell life and death.

The Foundation will be offering several two-year, $100,000 grants, with the opportunity for extension to three years upon demonstration of collaborative efforts.  Interested applicants should forward a bioSketch and Abstract to Stephanie Holden sholden@uchc.edu and a copy to ORSP@uchc.edu by Thursday, March 18, 2010.

W.M. Keck Foundation

Posted: 2010-01-25 00:00:00

www.wmkeck.org

Supports pioneering interdisciplinary research in medicine, science and engineering that has the potential to result in scientific breakthroughs and which does not fit easily within common federal funding opportunities.

Grant Amount: Up to $1M Direct Costs (F&A not applicable)

Submit single-page concept papers to Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu by February 5, 2010.

The single-page concept paper for either the Science and Engineering Research or the Medical Research Program should include the following:

1)     Abstract/overview of the proposed research emphasizing any unique aspects;
2)     Mention of any pilot studies or data including unpublished findings that support the idea;
3)     Brief description of the key personnel;
4)     Brief justification of the need for Keck support;
5)     Approximate budget, with major areas such as personnel, equipment, consumables, etc.

Concept papers should describe significant projects that can be accomplished within 3 years from January 2011 and meet the following criteria:

1)      Focus on emerging areas of research at the forefront of science, engineering and medicine, or have the potential to lead to breakthrough technologies in these areas:

  • the project is an example of outstanding basic research that is high risk (e.g. it employs a new conceptual paradigm, applies new technologies or equipment in creative ways, or develops new experimental approaches that don’t violate established principles of science);
  • the project is not in a developed stage (e.g. drug development or device manufacture);
  • the project is not in competition with other similar research but is at the same time capable of informing discovery in other fields;
  • the project’s scientific  validity is assumed, therefore the proposal should focus on the aspects of the research that make it unique.

2)     Respond to a compelling need and have the potential to create a significant and long-lasting impact;  

  • the project addresses significant obstacles to discovery in an important field;
  • the proposal describes similar research activities and describes how the project has more potential to result in high impact;
  • the project imagines potential, long-term applications to real world problems;
  • the project uses a multi-disciplinary approach where appropriate .

3)     Demonstrate that the chances of success would be seriously impaired but for the assistance of private philanthropy generally, and the W.M. Keck Foundation in particular;  

  • the project is NOT likely to be funded by a federal agency

4)     Encourage self-sufficiency rather than continuing dependence on W.M. Keck Foundation support (The Keck Foundation recommends committing an institutional match of 1:1 – of which in-kind, time & effort, waived F&A costs, etc. are permissible as match).

  • the institutional match should fit with the strategic plan and does the institution’s leadership support the idea?

Prior Keck Awards:  www.wmkeck.org/fund/awarded.html

Projects Ineligible for Funding

  • Routine institutional or general operating expenses, general endowments, deficit reduction, or general or administrative overhead expenses
  • General and federated campaigns, including fundraising events, dinners, mass mailings or direct mail campaigns
  • Clinical research or treatment trials
  • Medical research conducted in dedicated health care facilities or hospitals
  • Grants or scholarships to individuals
  • Conference or seminar sponsorship
  • Book publication and film or theater productions
  • Projects to be undertaken outside the United States
  • Public policy research or activities of any kind

Questions reviewers will ask themselves:  Is the idea novel enough? Is this the best of the best? Is the idea fundable by another agency? Why would Keck be interested in this idea? Could the project be construed as clinical research? If so, does the PI make a convincing case for why it is not clinical?

Contact: Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu or 860-486-6378

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program

Posted: 2010-01-15 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following programs, an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for the program listed below, an online Notification of Intent to Submit http://osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_intent.cfm must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

Those submitting Intents to Submit will be notified if a full competition is determined to be necessary.  Please refer to the guidelines for the internal screening process at http://osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php.  When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

 

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)

The program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers who will pursue careers in research and education, with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become, in their own careers, leaders and creative agents for change.  The program is intended to catalyze a cultural change in graduate education, for students, faculty, and institutions, by establishing innovative new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries.  It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce. 

Limit:  Four preliminary proposals

Intent to submit deadline:  January 21, 2010

Internal screening deadline:  February 1, 2010

Sponsor deadline:  March 29, 2010 (preliminary proposals)

                                   September 30, 2010 (by invitation only)

Contact information: Larisa Hull Zagorski (Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu) (860) 486-6378.

Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation

Posted: 2010-01-07 10:05:07

The Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation funds innovative, translational research with the goal that these efforts will lead to improvement in the diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, or treatment of ovarian, uterine, breast or cervical cancer. The 2010 MKACF awards provide up to $100,000 for a two-year period. 

Only one grant application may be submitted between UCHC and the Storrs campus.  Interested applicants should send a current CV and 2-3 page research abstract to Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu by January 18, 2010.

Major Research Instrumentation Program

Posted: 2009-11-11 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following programs, an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for any of the listed programs, an online Notification of Intent to Submit http://osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_intent.cfm must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.  Please refer to the guidelines for the internal screening process at http://osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php.  When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

Contact information: Larisa Hull Zagorski (Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu) (860) 486-6378.

 

Major Research Instrumentation Program 

 

NOTE:  The MRI program has not yet been announced but an announcement is anticipated shortly.  Pending the availability of funds, the next annual MRI competition deadline is expected to be January 28, 2010.

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums and science centers, and non-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments.  Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organization use is encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners as appropriate for the goals of the MRI Program.

To accomplish these goals, the MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of shared research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs.  For the purposes of the MRI Program, proposals must be for either acquisition or development.  Instruments are expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. A key recommendation of a 2006 National Academies report on “Advanced Research Instrumentation and Facilities” (ARIF) was that the NSF should expand the MRI program so that it includes “mid-scale” instrumentation whose capital costs are greater than $2 million, but with costs that are not appropriate for NSF’s Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction account.  The MRI program now accepts proposals requesting over $2 million in NSF support (to the maximum request of $4 million) for the acquisition of a single instrument.  For proposals requesting $2 million or less, investigators may seek support for instrument.

Limit:  Three proposals; 1 for instrument development and 2 for instrument acquisition

Intent to Submit Deadline:  11/20/2009

Internal Screening Deadline:  11/30/2009

Sponsor Deadline:  1 /28/2010 (anticipated)

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Posted: 2009-11-11 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following programs, an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for any of the listed programs, an online Notification of Intent to Submit http://osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_intent.cfm must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.  Please refer to the guidelines for the internal screening process at http://osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php.  When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

Contact information: Larisa Hull Zagorski (Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu) (860) 486-6378.

 

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award 

 

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the teaching and research careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.  Based on institutional nominations, the program was designed to provide discretionary funding to faculty at early stages in their careers.  Criteria for selection included an independent body of scholarship and a commitment to education that signaled the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both teaching and research.

Limit:  One nomination per institution

Intent to Submit Deadline:  12/7 /2009

Internal Screening Deadline:  12/18/2009

Sponsor Deadline:  2 /11/2010

New Scholars Program in Aging

Posted: 2009-11-11 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following programs, an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for any of the listed programs, an online Notification of Intent to Submit http://osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_intent.cfm must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

We will notify those who submitted Intents to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.  Please refer to the guidelines for the internal screening process at http://osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php.  When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

Contact information: Larisa Hull Zagorski (Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu) (860) 486-6378.

 

New Scholars Program in Aging 

 

The Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholars Program is to support new investigators of outstanding promise in the basic biological sciences relevant to understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities.  The award is intended to provide significant support to new investigators needed to permit them to become established in the field of aging.  The New Scholars Program provides awards of up to $100,000 per year for a four year period for successful candidates.

Limit:  Two candidates may be nominated

Intent to Submit Deadline:  12/7 /2009

Internal Screening Deadline:  12/18/2009

Sponsor Deadline:  2 /25/2010

Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award

Posted: 2009-10-15 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program(s), an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for any of the listed program(s), an online Notification of Intent to Submit (http://www.osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_intent.php) must be completed by the requested deadline. 

We will notify those who submitted “Intents to Submit” if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found at http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php.  Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award

Website: http://www.ddcf.org/mrp-csda

The Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award provides grants to junior physician-scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers.  The foundation plans to award u to 14 three-year grants in 2010 of $125,000 per year in direct costs and $10,000 per year in indirect costs to junior faculty level physician-scientists conducting clinical research in any disease area.

Limit:  Two nominations 

Intent to Submit Deadline: October 16, 2009

Internal Screening Deadline: October 23, 2009

Sponsor Deadline:  November 17, 2009

Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu

 

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378. 

Biomedical Sciences PEW

Posted: 2009-08-10 10:23:12

Biomedical Sciences PEW (joint with UCHC)

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level.  The Pew Scholars Program is open to individuals with a doctorate in medicine or biomedical sciences.  As of November 1, 2009, candidates must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor or equivalent.  On July 1, 2010, they must not have been in such an appointment for more than three years, whether or not such appointments were on a tenure track.  Please see website for further information.

[Program Link]

Limit:  One nomination

Intent to Submit Deadline: 08/13/2009

Internal Screening Deadline: 09/01/2009

Sponsor Deadline:  11/01/2009

Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu

 

We will notify those who submitted “Intents to Submit” if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

 

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found at http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php.  Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

 

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

 

Summer Stipends (NEH)

Posted: 2009-07-02 02:32:33

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program(s), an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for any of the listed program(s), an online Notification of Intent to Submit (http://www.osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_intent.php) must be completed by the requested deadline. 

We will notify those who submitted “Intents to Submit” if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found at http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php.  Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Summer Stipends (NEH)

Website: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html

Summer stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public’s understanding of the humanities.   Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools.

 

Limit:  Two nominations
Intent to Submit Deadline: 7/17/2009
Internal Screening Deadline: 07/24/2009
Sponsor Deadline:  10/01/2009
Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu

Searle Scholars Program

Posted: 2009-07-02 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program(s), an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for any of the listed program(s), an online Notification of Intent to Submit (http://www.osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_intent.php) must be completed by the requested deadline. 

We will notify those who submitted “Intents to Submit” if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found at http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php.  Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Searle Scholars Program

Website: http://www.searlescholars.net/

Applicants for year 2010 awards will be expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.  Candidates should have begun their first appointment at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2008 and therefore be in their first or second year. This appointment must be a tenure-track.  The Searle Scholars Program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components. Potential applicants who are unsure if their research is appropriate for our Program are encouraged to examine the research interests of present and former Searle Scholars on the web site.

Limit:  One application
Intent to Submit Deadline: 7/17/2009
Internal Screening Deadline: 7/24/2009
Sponsor Deadline:  9/25/2009
Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program

Posted: 2009-07-02 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program(s), an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for any of the listed program(s), an online Notification of Intent to Submit (http://www.osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_intent.php) must be completed by the requested deadline. 

We will notify those who submitted “Intents to Submit” if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found at http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php.  Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08569/nsf08569.htm

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increse the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM.

Limit:  One Type 1 Proposal
Intent to Submit Deadline: 7/17/2009
Internal Screening Deadline: 7/24/2009
Sponsor Letter of Intent Due (optional):  08/18/2009
Sponsor Deadline:  09/29/2009
Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu

 

Recovery Act NIST Construction Grant Program

Posted: 2009-06-12 03:42:30

This office has been notified that an application is being developed for submission for the following.  Because a limited number of applications may be submitted, an internal competition may be necessary.

If you are considering submitting an application for this program, please contact Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu by June 16, 2009

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce
http://www.nist.gov/recovery/construction_ffo.html

The goals and objectives of the program are to provide competitively awarded grant funds for research science buildings through the construction of new buildings or expansion of existing buildings. For purposes of this program, "research science building means a building or facility whose purpose is to conduct scientific research, including laboratories, test facilities, measurement facilities, research computing facilities, and observatories. In addition, "expansion of existing buildings means that space to conduct scientific research is being expanded from what is currently available for the supported research activities.  Although cost sharing is not required it is encouraged for a proposal to be selected for funding. A cost share of 25% would be viewed favorably, 50% even more favorably.

Sponsor Required Letter of Intent Due:  3:00 p.m., June 25, 2009

Improvements to Biological Research Collection

Posted: 2009-06-11 00:00:00

Because the following program is a limited submission, an internal screening process may be required. . If you are considering submitting an application for any of the listed program(s), an online Notification of Intent to Submit http://www.osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_intent.php must be completed by the requested deadline.

  • We will notify those who submitted “Intents to Submit” if a full competition is determined to be necessary.
  • Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found at http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php. Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.
  • For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

 

Improvements to Biological Research Collection


Website: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09548

 

The Improvements to Biological Research Collections Program provides funds for improvements to network, secure, and organize established natural history collections for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community.

The BRC program is encouraging collaborative proposals to network collections on regional and continental scales, especially collaborations that bring large and small collections together into networks. The BRC program also provides for enhancements to existing collections to improve collections, computerize specimen-related data, develop better methods of specimen curation and collection management through activities such as symposia and workshops.

Biological collections supported include those housing natural history specimens and jointly curated collections such as preserved tissues and other physical samples, e.g. DNA libraries and digital images. Such collections provide the materials necessary for research across broad areas of biological sciences.

 

Limit: Only one proposal may be submitted from any individual collection within an organization
Intent to submit deadline:
06/12/2009
Internal Screening Deadline: 06/19/2009
Sponsor Deadline: 07/24/2009
Submit e-proposals (.pdf format) to: Larisa Hull

Internal Screening Deadline: NSF Academic Research Infrastructure Program (ARI-R2)

Posted: 2009-05-15 00:00:00

Because the following program is a limited submission, an internal screening process will be necessary. Please submit the following:

  • Notification of Intent to Submit at http://osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_intent.cfm by May 22, 2009
  • Pre-proposal as per the Guidelines for Internal Screening of Applications for Limited Submissions at http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php by May 29, 2009.

 

Academic Research Infrastructure Program: Recovery and Reinvestment (ARI-R2)


http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503380&org=NSF&from=fund

 

The purpose of this program is to enhance the Nation's existing research facilities where sponsored and/or unsponsored research activities and research training take place to enable next-generation research infrastructure that integrates shared resources across user communities. Consistent with NSF's mission to strengthen the U.S. science and engineering enterprise, the ARI-R2 program will:

  • Update existing research facilities at institutions of higher education (including graduate and undergraduate institutions, among which are included community colleges) and other non-profit research organizations (e.g., independent research museums, independent research laboratories, and research consortia) in order to support research that can address the challenges of the 21st century.
  • Enable academic departments, disciplinary and cross-disciplinary units, or multi-organization consortia to renovate research facilities through the addition or augmentation of cyberinfrastructure, other than general-purpose computing systems or data storage systems, to create environments that enhance research and integrate research with education.
  • Improve access to and increase use of next-generation research facilities for researchers, educators and students.
  • Assist research organizations, including those that have historically received limited Federal research and development funds, to improve their science and engineering research environments.

 

Limit:

 

  • One (1), either as the lead organization or as a sub-awardee but not both. Sub-awards solely for the provision of a widely recognized commercial service, for example, architectural design, construction, or telecommunications services, are not subject to this restriction.
  • Collaborative proposals are welcome. Collaborative proposals may only be submitted as a single proposal in which a single award is being requested. The involvement of partner organizations should be supported through sub-awards administered by the submitting organization. Partners in collaborative proposals should not submit separate proposals.

 

Intent to submit: May 22, 2009
Internal Screening Deadline: May 29, 2009
Sponsor Required Letter of Intent Deadline: July 1, 2009
Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: August 24, 2009
For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Internal Screening Deadline Extended - NSF (MRI-R2) Recovery and Reinvestment Program

Posted: 2009-05-14 00:00:00

In response to the recent announcement for the NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI-R2) Recovery and Reinvestment, the deadline for pre-proposals for the internal screening process has been extended to May 26, 2009. Please complete the following:

NOTE: As per the guidelines, a letter of support from the Dean/Department Head with approval from the VPRGE as to how the cost sharing commitment will potentially be achieved is required.

Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI-R2) Recovery and Reinvestment
http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09561

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums and science centers, and not-for-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organization use are encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions.

To accomplish these goals, the MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of shared research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. For the purposes of the MRI Program, proposals must be for either acquisition or development. Instruments are expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. A key recommendation of a 2006 National Academies report on "Advanced Research Instrumentation and Facilities" (ARIF) was that the NSF should expand the MRI program so that it includes "mid-scale" instrumentation whose capital costs are greater than $2 million, but with costs that are not appropriate for NSF’s Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction account. As a result of the enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, NSF is holding a competition that is separate from the regular MRI competition. For this MRI-R2 competition only, proposals will be accepted for instrument development or for acquisition of a single instrument or a system of related instruments that share a common or specific research focus in the range $100,000-$6 million from Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and non-degree-granting organizations; up to $6 million (there is no minimum request) from non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education or the disciplines of mathematical sciences or social, behavioral, and economic sciences at any eligible organization.

Limit:

  • A maximum of three (3) proposals, independent of the number of proposals that may have been submitted under the NSF 09-502 MRI competition. However, proposals that wholly or substantially duplicate those that were accepted for review under NSF 09-502 will not be accepted for this competition. A maximum of two submissions can be for instrument acquisition. If three proposals are submitted, at least one submission must be for instrument development.
  • An organization may be included as a funded subawardee/subcontractor in another organization's development proposal, at a level of 20% or less of that proposal's budget, without affecting the subawardee's/subcontractor's submission limit. Inclusion as a funded subawardee/subcontractor in a development proposal at a budgetary level in excess of 20%, or in any acquisition proposal, must be counted against proposal submission limits.

Internal Screening Deadline: extended to May 26, 2009
Sponsor Deadline: August 10, 2009

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Instrumentation for Materials Research - Major Instrumentation Projects (IMP-MIP)

Posted: 2009-04-22 02:14:16

Instrumentation for Materials Research - Major Instrumentation Projects (IMP-MIP)

The Instrumentation for Materials Research - Major Instrumentation Project (IMR-MIP) program in the Division of Materials Research provides support for the design and construction of major instruments costing more than $4 million but less than $20 million. The program also supports the development of detailed conceptual and engineering design for new tools for materials preparation or characterization at major user facilities. Such instruments may include, for example, neutron beam lines, synchrotron beam lines, and high field magnets, as well as development of detectors and preparation environments necessary to support materials research. The program supports two types of awards: Conceptual and Engineering Design (CED) awards and Construction (CNST) awards. A CED award will enable the proposer to do the necessary engineering design of the instrument. A CNST proposal may only be submitted after a satisfactory engineering design of the instrument has been completed and has been approved by both the facility at which the instrument will be situated and by NSF. The program does not provide operating funds for projects it supports through this solicitation. Operational costs must be supported either by the facility or the institution at which the instrument is located or through some other source. It is anticipated that up to $ 3.0 million may be available for the FY 2009 competition. CED awards will be funded through continuing or standard grants for a total of up to about $2 million per award; up to one CNST award will be funded through a five-year cooperative agreement, for about $1 million to $4 million per year.

Limit: One proposal
Intent to Submit Deadline: 4/27/2009
Internal Screening Deadline: 5/8/2009
Sponsor Deadline: 6/29/2009

Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities: Departmental Multi-User Instrumentation (CRIF:MU)

Posted: 2009-04-22 02:07:47

Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities: Departmental Multi-User Instrumentation (CRIF:MU)

The NSF Division of Chemistry recognizes that opportunities for expanding the frontiers of knowledge and for education of our technical workforce require access to state-of-the-art instrumentation. The CRIF:MU program is a vehicle for these investments. Because acquiring and upgrading instruments can be costly, the Division leverages its investment by making CRIF:MU awards to groups of chemical scientists in academic departments rather than to individuals, who may obtain instrumentation through individual investigator awards.

Limit: Two per institution - one must involve cyber-infrastructure
Intent to Submit Deadline: 4/27/2009
Internal Screening Deadline: 5/8/2009
Sponsor Deadline: 6/22/2009

Graduate Teaching Fellows In K-12 Education (GK-12)

Posted: 2009-04-22 00:00:00

Graduate Teaching Fellows In K-12 Education (GK-12)

This program provides funding for graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to bring their leading research practice and findings into K-12 learning settings. Through collaborations with other graduate fellows and faculty from STEM disciplines, teachers and students in K-12 environments, and community partners, graduate students can gain a deeper understanding of their own research and place it within a societal and global context. The GK-12 program provides an opportunity for graduate students to acquire value-added skills, such as communicating STEM subjects to technical and non-technical audiences, leadership, team building, and teaching while enriching STEM learning and instruction in K-12 settings. This unique experience will add value to the training of U.S. graduate students and will energize and prepare the students for a broad range of STEM careers in a competitive globalized marketplace. Furthermore, the GK-12 program provides institutions of higher education with an opportunity to transform the conventional graduate education by infusing and sustaining GK-12 like activities in their graduate programs.

Limit: One proposal per institution
Intent to Submit Deadline: 4/27/2009
Internal Screening Deadline: 5/8/2009
Sponsor Letter of Intent Due: 5/19/2009
Sponsor Deadline: 6 /29/2009

NSF-MRI Limited Submission: UConn Screening Deadline

Posted: 2009-04-02 00:00:00

In anticipation of NSF’s plan to release an MRI Solicitation later this spring, an internal limited submission review process is being initiated. If you are considering submitting a proposal to the anticipated NSF-MRI program, please complete the following:

 

Note: The internal screening deadline has been extended to May 1, 2009.
Internal Screening deadline: May 1, 2009
electronically to Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu.

The solicitation for the previous NSF-MRI program can be viewed at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09502/nsf09502.htm?govDel=USNSF_25.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull Zagorski or (860) 486-6378.

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Posted: 2009-02-24 00:00:00

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor's or master's degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. If the department has a modest Ph.D. program, the nominee's research accomplishments must be almost exclusively with undergraduates. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, be between the fourth and twelfth years of their independent academic careers, and be engaged in research and teaching primarily with undergraduates. Awardees are typically in departments that do not grant a doctoral degree.

Program link: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/henry_dryfus_teacher_award.shtml
Limit: 
    One nomination annually
Intent to Submit Deadline
:3/10/2009
Internal Screening Deadline:3/23/2009
Sponsor Deadline: 5/7/2009
Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program(s), an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for any of the listed program(s), an online Notification of Intent to Submit (http://www.osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_intent.php) must be completed by the requested deadline. 

We will notify those who submitted “Intents to Submit” if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found at http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php.  Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Posted: 2008-12-15 00:00:00

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts. A new component of the program supports STEM professionals who enroll as NSF Teaching Fellows in master's degree programs leading to teacher certification by providing academic courses, professional development, and salary supplements while they are fulfilling a four-year teaching commitment in a high need school district. This new component also supports the development of NSF Master Teaching Fellows by providing professional development and salary supplements for exemplary math and science teachers to become Master Teachers in high need school districts.

Program Link

Limit: One proposal per track
Intent to Submit Deadline: 12/19/2008
Internal Screening Deadline: 1/9/2009
Sponsor Deadline: 3/10/2009
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.We will notify those who submitted “Intents to Submit” if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found at http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php.  Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378. interested in reviewing pre-proposals, please complete an on-line Reviewer Form.

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)

Posted: 2008-12-15 00:00:00

The program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers who will pursue careers in research and education, with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become, in their own careers, leaders and creative agents for change. The program is intended to catalyze a cultural change in graduate education, for students, faculty, and institutions, by establishing innovative new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce.

Program Link

Limit: Four preliminary proposals
Intent to Submit Deadline: 1/2/2009
Internal Screening Deadline: 1/13/2009
Sponsor Deadline: 3/13/2009
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.We will notify those who submitted “Intents to Submit” if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found at http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php.  Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378. interested in reviewing pre-proposals, please complete an on-line Reviewer Form.

Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative Planning Grants

Posted: 2008-12-04 00:00:00

This office has been notified that an application is being developed for submission for the following.  Because a limited number of applications may be submitted, an internal competition may be necessary.

If you are considering submitting an application for this program, please contact Larisa Hull Zagorski at 486-6378 or larisa.Hull@uconn.edu by December 9, 2008.
 

Higher Education for Development (HED) anticipates making twenty (20) awards of up to $50,000 for a five-month period, contingent on the approval of  funding by the United States Agency for International (USAID). These awards are intended to support planning for long-term partnerships to strengthen the capacity of African higher education institutions in the areas of (1) agriculture, environment and natural resources, (2) health, (3) science and technology, (4) engineering, (5) education and teacher training/preparation, and (6) business, management and economics and increase the engagement of U.S. higher education institutions in Africa.  Click on above link for further program information.

Program link: http://www.hedprogram.org/tabid/66/itemid/182/AfricaUS-Higher-Education-Initiative-Planning-G.aspx
Limit: 
   Two applications as lead
Sponsor Deadline: February 2, 2009

 

Jefferson Science Fellows Program

Posted: 2008-12-01 00:00:00

Tenured academic scientists and engineers from U.S. institutions of higher learning are eligible for selection to be Jefferson Science Fellows. Each Fellow will spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C. that may also involve extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions. All JSF assignments will be designed in consultation with regional and/or functional bureaus within the U.S. Department of State/USAID.  While in general JSF assignments will involve providing up-to-date expertise in the rapidly advancing STE arenas that routinely impact the policy decisions encountered by the U.S. Department of State/USAID, each Fellow will also be expected to become conversant with the functional operation of the U.S. Department of State/USAID. In doing so, the JSF program complements and enhances the existing efforts by both the continuing employees within the U.S. Department of State/USAID and other temporary fellows supported by non-governmental organizations who address STE issues. Following the fellowship year, the Jefferson Science Fellow will return to his/her academic career, but will remain available to the U.S. Department of State/USAID for short-term projects over the following five years.

Program Link:
http://www7.nationalacademies.org/Jefferson/
Limit:
Two nominations
Intent to Submit Deadline: 12/3 /2008
Internal Screening Deadline: 12/8 /2008
Sponsor Deadline: 1 /15/2009

Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.We will notify those who submitted “Intents to Submit” if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found at http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php.  Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378. interested in reviewing pre-proposals, please complete an on-line Reviewer Form.

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Posted: 2008-12-01 00:00:00

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program support the teaching and research careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.  Based on institutional nominations, the program was designed to provide discretionary funding to faculty at early stages in their careers.  Criteria for selection included an independent body of scholarship and a commitment to education that signaled the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both teaching and research.  The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.

Program Link: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/camille_dreyfus_teacher_award.shtml
Limit:
One nomination per institution
Intent to Submit Deadline: 12/5 /2008
Internal Screening Deadline: 12/10 /2008
Sponsor Deadline: 2 /5/2009

Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.We will notify those who submitted “Intents to Submit” if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found at http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php.  Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378. interested in reviewing pre-proposals, please complete an on-line Reviewer Form.

New Scholars Program in Aging

Posted: 2008-12-01 00:00:00


The Ellison Medical Foundation Aging Program supports basic biomedical research on aging relevant to understanding aging processes and age-related diseases and disabilities.  The foundation stimulates basic biomedical research in multiple disciplines.  Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
 
  •            Structural biology
  •            Molecular genetics
  •            Studies with model systems ranging from lower eukaryotes to humans
  •            Inquiries testing the relevance of simpler models to human aging
  •            Genetic epidemiology of aging: candidate longevity genes
  •            Aging in the immune system
  •            Host defense molecules in aging systems
  •            Mechanisms of free radical induced cell aging
  •            Mechanisms of aging in various differentiated cell populations
  •            Gene/environment and gene/gene interactions
  •            Integrative physiology
  •            New approaches to age-modulated disease mechanism

Program Link: http://www.ellisonfoundation.org/adsp.jsp?key=10aging_about
Limit:  Two candidates may be nominated – one each from Storrs/UCHC
Intent to Submit Deadline:  12/15/2008
Internal Screening Deadline:  1 /2 /2009
Sponsor Deadline:   2 /26/2009

Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.We will notify those who submitted “Intents to Submit” if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found at http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php.  Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378. interested in reviewing pre-proposals, please complete an on-line Reviewer Form.

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Posted: 2008-12-01 00:00:00

The Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community by supporting innovative, international research and education collaborations. The program will enable U.S. scientists and engineers to establish collaborative relationships with international colleagues in order to advance new knowledge and discoveries at the frontiers of science and engineering and to promote the development of a diverse, globally-engaged U.S. scientific and engineering workforce. International partnerships are, and will be, increasingly indispensable in addressing many critical science and engineering problems. As science and engineering discoveries result more and more from international collaboration, U.S. researchers and educators must be able to operate effectively in teams comprised of partners from different nations and cultural backgrounds. The PIRE program will support bold, forward-looking research whose successful outcome results from all partners—U.S. and foreign—providing unique contributions to the research endeavor. It is also intended to facilitate greater student preparation for and participation in international research collaboration, and to contribute to the development of a diverse, globally-engaged U.S. science and engineering workforce. The program aims to support partnerships that will strengthen the capacity of institutions, multi-institutional consortia, and networks to engage in and benefit from international research and education collaborations.

Program link: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf09505
Limit: 
   Three preliminary proposals
Intent to Submit Deadline:    12/15/2008
Internal Screening Deadline:    1 /2 /2009
Preliminary Proposal Sponsor Deadline: 2 /26/2009
Full Proposal Deadline (by invitation only):  8/4/2009

Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.We will notify those who submitted “Intents to Submit” if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found at http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php.  Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned. 

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378. interested in reviewing pre-proposals, please complete an on-line Reviewer Form.

Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)

Posted: 2008-11-03 00:00:00

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums and science centers, and non-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organization use is encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners as appropriate for the goals of the MRI Program.

To accomplish these goals, the MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of shared research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. For the purposes of the MRI Program, proposals must be for either acquisition or development. Instruments are expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. A key recommendation of a 2006 National Academies report on “Advanced Research Instrumentation and Facilities” (ARIF) was that the NSF should expand the MRI program so that it includes “mid-scale” instrumentation whose capital costs are greater than $2 million, but with costs that are not appropriate for NSF’s Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction account. The MRI program now accepts proposals requesting over $2 million in NSF support (to the maximum request of $4 million) for the acquisition of a single instrument. For proposals requesting $2 million or less, investigators may seek support for instrument development or for acquisition of a single instrument, a large system of instruments, or multiple instruments that share a common or specific research focus.

 

Program Link: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09502/nsf09502.htm?govDel=USNSF_25

Limit: Three proposals; 1 for instrument development and 2 for instrument acquisition

Intent to Submit Deadline: 11/7 /2008

Internal Screening Deadline: >11/24/2008

Sponsor Letter of Intent Due: 12/21/2008 if request between 2-4 million

Sponsor Deadline: 1 /22/2009

 

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

If you are interested in reviewing pre-proposals, please complete an on-line Reviewer Form.

Energy Frontier Research Centers - Department of Energy

Posted: 2008-08-05 00:00:00

The Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences announces the initiation of Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) to accelerate the rate of scientific breakthroughs needed to create advanced energy technologies for the 21st century. The EFRCs will pursue the fundamental understanding necessary to meet the global need for abundant, clean, and economical energy. The Office of Basic Energy Sciences is seeking applications for the establishment of EFRCs that will bring together the skills and talents of multiple investigators to enable fundamental research of a scope and complexity that would not be possible with the standard individual investigator or small group research project. As such, the EFRCs will strengthen and complement the existing portfolio of the single Principal Investigator and small group research projects currently supported within BES core research areas. The EFRC awards are expected to be in the $2–5 million range annually for an initial five-year project period. It is anticipated that approximately $100 million will be available annually for multiple EFRC awards starting in FY 2009.

Program Link: https://e-center.doe.gov/iips/faopor.nsf/UNID/933104E42D0185E58525742100694C78?OpenDocument
Limit: 3 applications
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2008

Instrumentation for Material Research - Major Instrumentation Projects (IMR)

Posted: 2008-08-01 00:00:00

The Instrumentation for Materials Research - Major Instrumentation Project (IMR-MIP) program in the Division of Materials Research provides support for the design and construction of major instruments costing more than $2 million at major US facilities. The program also supports the development of detailed conceptual and engineering design for new tools for materials preparation or characterization at major national facilities. Such instruments may include, for example, neutron beam lines, synchrotron beam lines, and high field magnets, as well as development of detectors and preparation environments necessary to support materials research. The program supports two types of awards: Conceptual and Engineering Design (CED) awards and Construction (CNST) awards. A CED award will enable the proposer to do the necessary engineering design of the instrument. A CNST proposal may only be submitted after a satisfactory engineering design of the instrument has been completed and has been approved by both the facility at which the instrument will be situated and by NSF. The program does not provide operating funds for projects it supports through this solicitation. Operational costs must be supported either by the facility at which the instrument is located or through some other source. In FY 2004 the program budget was $3.0 million. This level of support is expected to increase in FY 2005 and future years, depending upon the availability of funds.

Program Link: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf05513
Limit: One proposal for conceptual and engineering design (CED) or for construction (CNST)
Intent to Submit Deadline: 8/7/2008
Internal Screening Deadline: 8/20/2008
Sponsor Deadline: 10/20/2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

Biomedical Sciences PEW

Posted: 2008-08-01 00:00:00

Program is open to individuals with a doctorate in medicine, other health related professions or biomedical sciences.  See program website for additional information.

Program Link: http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/biomed/scholdes.html
Limit: One nomination
Intent to Submit Deadline: 8/22/2008
Internal Screening Deadline: 9/2/2008
Sponsor Deadline:  11/1/2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

Biological Research Collection

Posted: 2008-07-11 00:00:00

The Biological Research Collections Program provides support for biological collection enhancement, computerization of specimen-related data, research to develop better methods for speciment curation and collection management, and activities such as symposia and workshops to investigate support and management of biological collections. Biological collections suported include those housing natural history speciments and jointly curated collections such as frozen tissues and other physical samples, e.g. DNA libraries and digital images. Such collections provide the materials necessary for research in a brod area of biological sciences.

Program Link: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2006/nsf06569/nsf06569.htm
Limit: Only one proposal may be submitted from any individual collection within an organization
Intent to Submit Deadline: 7/11/2008
Internal Screening Deadline: 7/16/2008
Sponsor Letter of Intent Due: N/A
Sponsor Deadline: 7/28/2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

Searle Scholars Program

Posted: 2008-07-11 00:00:00

First faculty appointments at Assistant Professor level pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine and the biological sciences.

Program Link: http://www.searlescholars.net/
Limit:
One application
Intent to Submit Deadline: 7/18/2008
Internal Screening Deadline: 8/1/2008
Sponsor Letter of Intent Due: N/A
Sponsor Deadline: 9/26/2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships

Posted: 2008-07-11 00:00:00

The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnershps among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake important investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or fresh approaches within disciplines. STC investments support the NSF vision of advancing discovery, innovation and education beyond the frontiers of current knowledge, and empowering future generations in science and engineering.

Program Link: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08580/nsf08580.htm?govDel=USNSF_25
Limit:
A single organization may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution
Intent to Submit Deadline: 7/18/2008
Internal Screening Deadline: 8/1/2008
Sponsor Letter of Intent Due: N/A
Sponsor Deadline: 9/30/2008 (preliminary proposals)
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talen Expansion Program

Posted: 2008-07-11 00:00:00

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increse the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM.

Program Link: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08569/nsf08569.htm
Limit:
One Type 1 Proposal
Intent to Submit Deadline: 7/18/2008
Internal Screening Deadline: 8/1/2008
Sponsor Letter of Intent Due: 08/19/2008
Sponsor Deadline: 9/30/2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

Beckman Young Investigators

Posted: 2008-07-11 00:00:00

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation makes grants to non-profit research institutions to promote research ini chemistry and the life sciences, broadly interpreted and particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. This program is intended to provide research suppport to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences.

Program Link: http://www.beckman-foundation.com/byi.html
Limit:
Two candidates may apply
Intent to Submit Deadline: 7/21/2008
Internal Screening Deadline: 8/8/2008
Sponsor Letter of Intent Due: N/A
Sponsor Deadline: 10/1/2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Posted: 2008-07-11 00:00:00

The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) program provides $700,00 over five years to bridge advanced post-doctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.

Program Link: http://www.bwfund.org/programs/CAMS/index.html
Limit:
Five nominations
Intent to Submit Deadline: 7/21/2008
Internal Screening Deadline: 8/8/2008
Sponsor Letter of Intent Due: N/A
Sponsor Deadline: 10/1/2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

Career Scientist Awards in Translational Research

Posted: 2008-07-11 00:00:00

Supports established independent physician-scientists who are dedicated to translational research-the two-way transfer between work at the laboratory bench and patient care. The program is intended to help protect award recipients' time to pursue the vital link between basic and clinical research. Importantly, the program aims to identify and reward proven mentors and to increase their capacity to train the next generatio nof investigators skills in translational research.

Program Link: http://www.bwfund.org/programs/translational/index.html
Limit: Two nominations (three if specified criteria are met)
Intent to Submit Deadline: 7/21/2008
Internal Screening Deadline: 8/8/2008
Sponsor Letter of Intent Due: N/A
Sponsor Deadline: 10/1/2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

Summer Stipends (NEH)

Posted: 2008-07-11 00:00:00

Summer stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public’s understanding of the humanities. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools.

Program Link: http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html
Limit:
Two nominations
Intent to Submit Deadline: 7/21/2008
Internal Screening Deadline: 8/8/2008
Sponsor Letter of Intent Due: N/A
Sponsor Deadline: 10/1/2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

NSF – Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

Posted: 2008-05-21 00:00:00

This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate level degree in science and engineering disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution.

Limit: 1
Intent to Submit Deadline: May 23, 2008
Internal Screening Deadline: June 13, 2008
Sponsor Letter of Intent Due: July 10, 2008
Full Proposal Sponsor Deadline: August 12, 2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12)

Posted: 2008-04-15 00:00:00

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08556/nsf08556.htm

This program provides funding to graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to acquire additional skills that will broadly prepare them for professional and scientific careers in the 21st century. Through interactions with teachers and students in K-12 schools and with other graduate fellows and faculty from STEM disciplines, graduate students can improve communication, teaching, collaboration, and team building skills while enriching STEM learning and instruction in K-12 schools. Through this experience, graduate students can gain a deeper understanding of their own STEM research. In addition, the GK-12 program provides institutions of higher education with an opportunity to make a permanent change in their graduate programs by incorporating GK-12 like activities in the training of their STEM graduate Students. A letter of intent is required by the sponsor.

Limit: 1
Intent to Submit Deadline: April 21, 2008
Internal Screening Deadline: April 28, 2008
Sponsor Letter of Intent Due: May 16, 2008
Full Proposal Sponsor Deadline: July 3, 2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

Posted: 2008-04-15 00:00:00

Website: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/henry_dryfus_teacher_award.shtml

The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor's or master's degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. If the department has a modest Ph.D. program, the nominee's research accomplishments must be almost exclusively with undergraduates. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, be between the fourth and twelfth years of their independent academic careers, and be engaged in research and teaching primarily with undergraduates. Awardees are typically in departments that do not grant a doctoral degree.

Limit: 1
Intent to Submit Deadline: April 21, 2008
Internal Screening Deadline: May 2, 2008
Sponsor Deadline: June 26, 2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities: Departmental Multi-User Instrumentation (CRIF:MU)

Posted: 2008-04-15 00:00:00

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07552/nsf07552.htm

The Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities Program (CRIF) is structured to enable the National Science Foundation's Division of Chemistry to respond to a variety of needs for infrastructure--instrumentation and facilities--that promotes research and education in areas traditionally supported by the Division (NSF Division of Chemistry Homepage). The Departmental Multi-User Instrumentation component of CRIF provides funds to universities, colleges, and consortia thereof for the purchase of multi-user instruments or upgrades of existing equipment. Proposals to enable remote access to existing instruments will also be considered.

Limit: 2 per institution
Intent to Submit Deadline: April 21, 2008
Internal Screening Deadline: May 2, 2008
Sponsor Deadline: June 23, 2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

Dreyfus – New Faculty Awards Program

Posted: 2008-03-04 00:00:00

Website: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/henry_dryfus_teacher_award.shtml

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation supports the scholarly activity of new faculty in Ph.D.-granting departments with an award to help initiate their independent research programs. The New Faculty Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $50,000 that is generally approved before the new faculty members formally begin their first tenure-track appointments.

Limit: one nomination per institution, annually
Intent to Submit Deadline: March 7, 2008
Internal Screening Deadline: March 21, 2008
Sponsor Deadline: May 8, 2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu.

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)

Posted: 2008-02-01 00:00:00

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08540/nsf08540.htm?govDel=USNSF_37

The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers who will pursue careers in research and education, with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become, in their own careers, leaders and creative agents for change. The program is intended to catalyze a cultural change in graduate education, for students, faculty, and institutions, by establishing innovative new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce.

Limit: Four preliminary proposals
Intent to Submit Deadline: February 11, 2008
Internal Screening Deadline: February 25, 2008
Sponsor Deadline: April 24, 2008 – preliminary proposals
October 20, 2008 – full proposals by invitation only
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

Posted: 2008-02-01 00:00:00

Website: http://www.bwfund.org/programs/interfaces/index.html

Advances in genomics, quantitative structural biology, and modeling of complex systems have created opportunities for an exciting research career at the interface between the physical/computational sciences and the biological sciences. Tackling key problems in biology will require scientists trained in areas such as chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Recognizing the vital role such cross-trained scientists will play in furthering biomedical science; the Burroughs Wellcome Fund has developed Career Awards at the Scientific Interface. These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers with backgrounds in the physical/computational sciences whose work addresses biological questions and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.

Limit: Up to two candidates can be nominated
Intent to Submit Deadline: February 8, 2008
Internal Screening Deadline: February 18, 2008
Sponsor Deadline: April 15, 2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu.

Math and Science Partnership (MSP)

Posted: 2008-01-10 00:00:00

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf08525

The Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program is a major research and development effort that supports innovative partnerships to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science. MSP projects are expected to raise the achievement levels of all students and significantly reduce achievement gaps in the mathematics and science performance of diverse student populations. In order to improve the mathematics and science achievement of the Nation's students, MSP projects contribute to the knowledge base for mathematics and science education and serve as models that have a sufficiently strong evidence base to be replicated in educational practice.

Limit: 1 proposal as lead partner
Intent to Submit Deadline: January 15, 2008
Internal Screening Deadline: January 25, 2008
Letter of Intent Due (optional): February 18, 2008
Sponsor Deadline: March 25, 2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu.

Ellison Foundation New Scholars Program in Aging

Posted: 2007-12-07 00:00:00

Website: http://www.ellisonfoundation.org/adsp.jsp?key=10aging_about&show=101

The Ellison Medical Foundation Aging Program supports basic biomedical research on aging relevant to understanding aging processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The foundation stimulates basic biomedical research in multiple disciplines. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Structural biology
  • Molecular genetics
  • Studies with model systems ranging from lower eukaryotes to humans
  • Inquiries testing the relevance of simpler models to human aging
  • Genetic epidemiology of aging: candidate longevity genes
  • Aging in the immune system
  • Host defense molecules in aging systems
  • Mechanisms of free radical induced cell aging
  • Mechanisms of aging in various differentiated cell populations
  • Gene/environment and gene/gene interactions
  • Integrative physiology
  • New approaches to age-modulated disease mechanisms

Limit: One proposal
Intent to submit deadline: December 17, 2007
Internal Screening Deadline: January 7, 2008
Sponsor Deadline: February 29, 2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

NSF – Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

Posted: 2007-12-07 00:00:00

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf04525

The PAESMEM Program seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation of groups (i.e., women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the Nation's human resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Limit: One nomination per organization
Intent to submit deadline: December 17, 2007
Internal Screening Deadline: January 7, 2008
Sponsor Deadline: March 4, 2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

Posted: 2007-11-19 00:00:00

Website: http://www.dreyfus.org/tc.shtml

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program support the teaching and research careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program was designed to provide discretionary funding to faculty at early stages in their careers. Criteria for selection included an independent body of scholarship and a commitment to education that signaled the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both teaching and research.

Limit: One nomination per institution, annually
Intent to submit deadline: November 28, 2007
Internal Screening Deadline: December 7, 2007
Sponsor Deadline: January 9, 2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)-Institutional Transformation and IT-Start

Posted: 2007-10-31 00:00:00

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07582/nsf07582.htm

The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.

Limit: 1 proposal for Institutional Transformation and IT-Start Programs
Intent to Submit Deadline: November 2, 2007
Internal Screening Deadline: November 9, 2007
Sponsor Deadline: December 6, 2007
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu.

Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Posted: 2007-10-31 00:00:00

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08503/nsf08503.htm

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) is designed to increase access to scientific and engineering equipment for research and research training in our Nation’s organizations of higher education, research museums and non-profit research organizations. This program seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, and to foster the integration of research and education by providing instrumentation for research-intensive learning environments. The MRI program encourages the development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use and in concert with private sector partners.

The MRI program assists in the acquisition or development of major research instrumentation by organizations that is, in general, too costly for support through other NSF programs. Proposals may be for a single instrument, a large system of instruments, or multiple instruments that share a common or specific research focus.

Limit: 3 proposals as partner or subawardee, one of which must be for instrument development (2 for instrument acquisition; 1 for instrument development)
Intent to Submit Deadline: November 9, 2007
Internal Screening Deadline: November 26, 2007
Letter of Intent Due Date to Sponsor: December 21, 2007 – Required only for acquisition request between $2 million and $4 million
Sponsor Deadline: January 24, 2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu.

International Science and Education (ISE) Competitive Grants Program

Posted: 2007-10-31 00:00:00

Website: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/funding/rfas/intl_science.html

CSREES requests applications for the International Science and Education Competitive Grants Program (ISE) for Fiscal year 2008 to support research, extension, and teaching activities that will enhance the capabilities of American colleges and universities to conduct international collaborative research, extension and teaching.

Limit: No more than 2 proposals from the lead institution
Intent to Submit Deadline: November 12, 2007
Internal Screening Deadline: November 26, 2007
Sponsor Deadline: January 17, 2008
Submit e-proposals to: larisa.hull@uconn.edu.

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering

Posted: 2007-10-31 00:00:00

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07557

The Office for Sponsored Programs has been notified of an intention to submit an application for the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering. Because a limited number of applications (2) can be submitted, an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering, please notify Larisa Hull at 486-6378 or larisa.hull@uconn.edu by 4:30 p.m. October 31, 2007.

National Endowment for the Humanities – Summer Stipends

Posted: 2007-09-12 00:00:00

If you are considering submitting an application for this program, an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by September 14, 2007.

We will notify those who submitted Notification of Intent to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

Summer stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public’s understanding of the humanities. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools.

More information is available at http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/stipends.html.

Limit: 2 nominations
Intent to Submit Deadline: September 14, 2007
Sponsor Deadline: October 2, 2007

Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

Posted: 2007-08-17 00:00:00

Program is open to individuals with a doctorate in medicine, other health related professions or biomedical sciences. See program website for additional information.

Program Website

Limit: One nomination Intent to Submit Deadline: August 24, 2007 Internal Screening Process Deadline: September 4, 2007 Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2007

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found here. Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Burroughs Wellcome Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

Posted: 2007-08-17 00:00:00

The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study the pathogenesis of infectious disease at its most fundamental level – the points where human and microbial systems connect. The program supports research that sheds light on overarching problems in this encounter: how colonization, infection, commensalism and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones. See program website for additional information.

Program Website

Limit: Up to two nominations Intent to Submit Deadline: August 24, 2007 Internal Screening Process Deadline: September 4, 2007 Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2007

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found here. Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

W.M. Keck Foundation - Science & Engineering Research and Medical Research Programs

Posted: 2007-08-03 00:00:00

http://www.wmkeck.org/index.html

Supports pioneering interdisciplinary research in medicine, science, and engineering that has the potential to result in scientific breakthroughs and which does not fit easily within common federal funding opportunities.

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the program, an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for the listed program, an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at Storrs at (860) 486-6378 or Marc Lalande from UCHC at (860) 679-2513.

To see recent Keck awards: http://www.wmkeck.org/fund/awarded.html

W.M. Keck Foundation

Typical Award Amount: $500,000 - $2,000,000 (exceptionally to $5m) over 1-3 years
Limit: Up to four nominations per cycle can be submitted by the University
Intent to Submit Deadline: August 10, 2007 (Storrs Faculty should go to --- http://www.osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_intent.php)
Internal Screening Deadline: August 20, 2007 (see guidelines below) (a single page)

Guidelines for internal screening process for the W.M. Keck Foundation:

The single-paged proposal concept paper for either the Science and Engineering Research or the Medical Research program to be submitted should include:

  1. An abstract/overview of the research proposed emphasizing any unique aspects
  2. A mention of any pilot studies or data including unpublished findings that support the idea
  3. A brief description of the key personnel
  4. A brief justification of the need for Keck support
  5. An approximate budget, with major areas such as personnel, equipment, consumables, etc., indicated

Concepts should describe significant programs and projects that:

  • Focus on emerging areas of research at the forefront of science, engineering and medicine, or have the potential to lead to breakthrough technologies in these areas
  • Respond to a compelling need and have the potential to create a significant and long-lasting impact
  • Demonstrate that the chances of success would be seriously impaired but for the assistance of private philanthropy generally, and the W.M. Keck Foundation in particular
  • Encourage self-sufficiency rather than continuing dependence on W.M. Keck Foundation support (The Keck Foundation recommends committing an institutional match of 1:1 – of which in-kind, time & effort, waived F& A costs, etc. are permissible as match)

Projects Ineligible for Funding

  • Routine institutional or general operating expenses, general endowments, deficit reduction, or general or administrative overhead expenses
  • General and federated campaigns, including fundraising events, dinners, mass mailings or direct mail campaigns
  • Clinical research or treatment trials
  • Medical research conducted in dedicated health care facilities or hospitals
  • Grants or scholarships to individuals
  • Conference or seminar sponsorship
  • Book publication and film or theater productions
  • Projects to be undertaken outside the United States
  • Public policy research or activities of any kind

Sponsor Phase I Application Deadline: November 1, 2007 (by invitation from Keck) (three page application narrative, plus supporting documents that will include a budget, list of suggested reviewers, fundraising results, etc.)

Sponsor Phase II Full Proposal Deadline: February 15, 2008 (by invitation from Keck) (estimated to be about 20 pages plus supporting documents)
Awards Announced: June 2008

Population Research Infrastructure Program - Short-term Support for Rising Programs (PAR-07-401)

Posted: 2007-07-25 00:00:00

The Office for Sponsored Programs has been notified that an application is being developed for submission for the NIH - Population Research Infrastructure Program – Short-term Support for Rising Programs (PAR-07-401). Because a limited number of applications can be submitted, an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for this program, please complete an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by July 31, 2007.

We will notify those who have submitted an Intent to Submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

Program Website

Limit: 1 application
Intent to Submit Deadline: July 31, 2007
Optional Letter of Intent to Submit to Sponsor: August 20, 2007
Sponsor Deadline: September 19, 2007

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found here. Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Searle Scholars Program

Posted: 2007-07-18 00:00:00

First faculty appointments at Assistant Professor level pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine and the biological sciences.

Program Website

Limit: One nomination
Intent to Submit Deadline: July 27, 2007
Internal Screening Process Deadline: August 3, 2007
Sponsor Deadline: September 28, 2007

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found here. Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Burroughs Wellcome Career Awards for Medical Scientists

Posted: 2007-07-18 00:00:00

The Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS) program provides $700,00 over five years to bridge advanced post-doctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service.

Program Website

Limit: Up to five nominations
Intent to Submit Deadline: July 27, 2007
Internal Screening Process Deadline: August 3, 2007
Sponsor Deadline: October 1, 2007

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found here. Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM)

Posted: 2007-05-24 00:00:00

The Office for Sponsored Programs has been notified of an intention to submit an application for the Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM). An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by June 4, 2007.

Limit: One proposal (either a CI-TEAM Implementation or Demonstration Project) as the lead organization.
Intent to Submit Deadline: June 4, 2007
Sponsor Deadline: August 27, 2007

For more information see NSF 07-546

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

All e-proposals should be submitted as a single file (PDF) preferred to Larisa Hull. Please review the Guidelines for submitting pre-proposals for internal screening.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM)

Posted: 2007-05-24 00:00:00

The Office for Sponsored Programs has been notified of an intention to submit an application for the Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM). An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by June 4, 2007.

Limit: One proposal (either a CI-TEAM Implementation or Demonstration Project) as the lead organization.
Intent to Submit Deadline: June 4, 2007
Sponsor Deadline: August 27, 2007

For more information see NSF 07-546

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

All e-proposals should be submitted as a single file (PDF) preferred to Larisa Hull. Please review the Guidelines for submitting pre-proposals for internal screening.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

NSF Graduate Teaching Fellows in K-12 Education (GK-12)

Posted: 2007-04-06 00:00:00

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07555

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program, an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for the listed program, an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by April 13, 2007.

This program provides funding to graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to acquire additional skills that will broadly prepare them for professional and scientific careers in the 21st century. Through interactions with teachers and students in K-12 schools and with other graduate fellows and faculty from STEM disciplines, graduate students can improve communication, teaching, collaboration, and team building skills while enriching STEM learning and instruction in K-12 schools. Through this experience, graduate students can gain a deeper understanding of their own STEM research. In addition, the GK-12 program provides institutions of higher education with an opportunity to make a permanent change in their graduate programs by incorporating GK-12 like activities in the training of their STEM graduate Students. A letter of intent is required by the sponsor.

Limit: 1 proposal
Intent to Submit Deadline: April 13, 2007
Letter of Intent to Sponsor Deadline: May 16, 2007
Full proposal to Sponsor Deadline: July 2, 2007

We will notify those who submitted “Intent to Submit” if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found here. Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities: Departmental Multi-User Instrumentation (CRIF:MU)

Posted: 2007-03-21 00:00:00

The Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities Program (CRIF) is structured to enable the National Science Foundation’s Division of Chemistry to respond to a variety of needs for infrastructure that promotes research and education in areas traditionally supported by the Division.
NSF Chemistry Homepage

The Departmental Multi-User Instrumentation component of CRIF (CRIF:MU) provides funds to universities, colleges, and consortia thereof for the purchase of multi-user instruments. The maximum request is $500,000 for instrumentation. Additional funds may be requested for personnel who are needed to support cyber-enhanced projects.

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf07552

Limit: Two per institution
Intent to Submit Deadline: April 15, 2007
Sponsor Deadline: June 25, 2007

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

All e-proposals should be submitted as a single file (PDF) preferred to Larisa Hull. Please review the Guidelines for submitting pre-proposals for internal screening.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Northeast Utilities – Community Investment Grants

Posted: 2007-03-09 00:00:00

The Office for Sponsored Programs has been notified of an intention to submit an application for the Community Investment Grants. Because a limited number of applications can be submitted, an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for the Community Investment Grants, an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by March 19, 2007, 4:30 p.m.

We will notify those who submitted "Intents to Submit" if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

Limit: 1 proposal per institution per year
Intent to Submit Deadline: March 16, 2007, 4:30 p.m.
Sponsor Deadline: April 16, 2007

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Guidelines for the internal screening process can be found here. Please note that when submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, be sure to check the guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

Burroughs Wellcome - Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

Posted: 2007-02-09 00:00:00

Advances in genomics, quantitative structural biology, and modeling of complex systems have created opportunities for an exciting research career at the interface between the physical/computational sciences and the biological sciences. Tackling key problems in biology will require scientists trained in areas such as chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Recognizing the vital role such cross-trained scientists will play in furthering biomedical science; the Burroughs Wellcome Fund has developed Career Awards at the Scientific Interface. These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers with backgrounds in the physical/computational sciences whose work addresses biological questions and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.

More information is available here

Limit: Up to three candidates can be nominated
Sponsor Deadline: May 1, 2007
Internal Screening Deadline: March 2, 2007

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

All e-proposals should be submitted as a single file (PDF) preferred to Larisa Hull. Please review the Guidelines for submitting pre-proposals for internal screening.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Dreyfus – New Faculty Awards Program (Chemical Sciences)

Posted: 2007-02-09 00:00:00

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to support the scholarly activity of new faculty with an award designed to help initiate their independent research programs. The New Faculty Award provides an unrestricted research grant of $50,000 that is generally made before the new faculty members formally begin their first tenure-track appointment, and is based on institutional nomination.

More information is available here

Limit: One nomination per institution, annually
Sponsor Deadline: May 10, 2007
Internal Screening Deadline: March 9, 2007

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

All e-proposals should be submitted as a single file (PDF) preferred to Larisa Hull. Please review the Guidelines for submitting pre-proposals for internal screening.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)

Posted: 2007-01-10 00:00:00

The program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers who will pursue careers in research and education, with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become, in their own careers, leaders and creative agents for change. The program is intended to catalyze a cultural change in graduate education, for students, faculty, and institutions, by establishing innovative new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce.

For more information see NSF 07-540.

Limit: Four preliminary proposals
Sponsor Deadline: April 5, 2007 - preliminary proposals;
    October 5, 2007 – full proposals by invitation only
Internal Screening Deadline: February 23, 2007

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

All e-proposals should be submitted as a single file (PDF) preferred to Larisa Hull. Please review the Guidelines for submitting pre-proposals for internal screening.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Robert Noyce Scholarship Program

Posted: 2006-12-15 00:00:00

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for the following program(s), an internal screening process may be required. If you are considering submitting an application for any of the listed program(s), an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline.

We will notify those who submitted "Intents to Submit" if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

The Robert Noyce Scholarship program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and programs for students who commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts.

Limit: 1 proposal
Intent to Submit Deadline: December 29, 2006
Sponsor Deadline: March 29, 2007

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

All e-proposals should be submitted as a single file (PDF) preferred to Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu. Please review the Guidelines for submitting pre-proposals for internal screening.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Ellison Foundation New Scholars Program in Aging

Posted: 2006-12-12 00:00:00

The Ellison Medical Foundation Aging Program supports basic biomedical research on aging relevant to understanding aging processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The foundation stimulates basic biomedical research in multiple disciplines. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Structural biology
  • Molecular genetics
  • Studies with model systems ranging from lower eukaryotes to humans
  • Inquiries testing the relevance of simpler models to human aging
  • Genetic epidemiology of aging: candidate longevity genes
  • Aging in the immune system
  • Host defense molecules in aging systems
  • Mechanisms of free radical induced cell aging
  • Mechanisms of aging in various differentiated cell populations
  • Gene/environment and gene/gene interactions
  • Integrative physiology
  • New approaches to age-modulated disease mechanisms

More information is available here.

Limit: 1 proposal (joint competition between UConn and UCHC)
Internal Screening Deadline: 9:00AM January 29, 2007
Sponsor Deadline: March 1, 2007

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

All e-proposals should be submitted as a single file (PDF) preferred to Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu. Please review the Guidelines for submitting pre-proposals for internal screening.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

NSF – Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

Posted: 2006-12-12 00:00:00

The PAESMEM Program seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts that enhance the participation of groups (i.e., women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) that are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The awardees serve as leaders in the national effort to develop fully the Nation's human resources in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

For more information see NSF Notice 04-525.

Limit: 1 proposal
Internal Screening Deadline: January 26, 2007
Sponsor Deadline: March 6, 2007
Submit e-proposals to: Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu.

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

All e-proposals should be submitted as a single file (PDF) preferred to Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu. Please review the Guidelines for submitting pre-proposals for internal screening.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards (Chemical Sciences)

Posted: 2006-11-22 00:00:00

The Foundation seeks Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars who demonstrate leadership in research and education. Nominations must provide compelling evidence of the advance of important knowledge in the chemical sciences by the nominee. Further, the nominee will be assessed with respect to dedication, contributions, and innovations in education in the chemical sciences.

More information is available at http://www.dreyfus.org/tc.shtml.

Limit: One nomination per institution, annually
Sponsor Deadline: January 10, 2007
Internal Screening Deadline: December 8, 2006

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

All e-proposals should be submitted as a single file (PDF) preferred to Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu. Please review the Guidelines for submitting pre-proposals for internal screening.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

NSF Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

Posted: 2006-11-22 00:00:00

This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate level degree in science and engineering disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution.

For more information see the program announcement.

Limit: An institution may submit one proposal from each constituent college or school that awards eligible degrees.
Sponsor Deadline: February 16, 2007
Internal Screening Deadline: December 22, 2006

An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

All e-proposals should be submitted as a single file (PDF) preferred to Larisa.Hull@uconn.edu. Please review the Guidelines for submitting pre-proposals for internal screening.

For additional information, contact Larisa Hull at (860) 486-6378.

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Posted: 2006-10-30 00:00:00

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) is designed to increase access to scientific and engineering equipment for research and research training in our Nation's organizations of higher education, research museums and non-profit research organizations. This program seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, and to foster the integration of research and education by providing instrumentation for research-intensive learning environments. The MRI program encourages the development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use and in concert with private sector partners.

The MRI program assists in the acquisition or development of major research instrumentation by organizations that is, in general, too costly for support through other NSF programs. Proposals may be for a single instrument, a large system of instruments, or multiple instruments that share a common or specific research focus.

For the full program announcement see NSF 07-510

Limit: 3 proposals as partner or subawardee, one of which must be for instrument development (2 for instrument acquisition; 1 for instrument development)
Sponsor Deadline: January 25, 2007
Internal Screening Deadline: November 13, 2006
Submit e-proposals (see Guidelines) to: Larisa Hull

Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program

Posted: 2006-09-25 00:00:00

The internal screening deadline for the following programs is:
October 6, 2006 4:30 P.M.

The Brookdale Foundation's long-standing commitment to respond to the major demographic changes taking place in our society, has resulted in its support of a national effort to train a new generation of leaders in geriatrics and gerontology. From 1985 to 2003, the Foundation awarded a total of 82 Brookdale National Fellowships to health professionals from a variety of disciplines including geriatric medicine, basic biology, social sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology, exercise physiology, nursing, economics, health policy, as well as neuroscience and neurology.

The Brookdale Foundation has recently announced the establishment of an important new initiative, The Brookdale Leadership in Aging Fellowship Program. The Fellowship, which will be open to all professionals in the field of aging, was created by the Foundation to encourage the career development of emerging leaders. The award is a two-year grant paid to the candidate's sponsoring institution in support of the candidate's research project. A grant award of up to $125,000 each year is intended to cover 75% of the Fellow's time, base salary and fringe benefits.

While there are no restrictions to the number of applications from any institution, it is expected that the sponsoring institution will endorse only the most qualified candidates.

The following process has been outlined by the UConn Health Center for this program, and should be followed. A Notification of Intent to Submit is therefore optional.

Pre-proposals are required and should include:

  1. A one page summary of the proposed research project.
  2. A one page summary of the project's significance to the field, as well as the candidate's 10 year career plan with actions steps.
  3. CVs for the candidate and for the proposed mentor(s)
  • Pre-proposals will be reviewed by an internal multidisciplinary and multicampus screening committee with respect to the announced program eligibility and criteria.
  • Principal Investigators will be notified of approval to submit.
  • Storrs-based faculty should submit their pre-proposals in single format (Microsoft Word or PDF format) by e-mail to Laurie Pudlo, while faculty based in Farmington or at other UConn campuses should submit to Elaine Haghverdi, UCHC Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
  • Program questions can be directed to George Kuchel, MD, Director, UConn Center on Aging.
  • Burroughs-Wellcome Fund Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

    Posted: 2006-08-21 00:00:00

    Program and background information can be found here.

    Limit: Hospitals and research institutes; up to 2 applications.
    Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2006.
    Internal Screening Deadline: 10:00 a.m., September 11, 2006
    Please see the Guidelines for Internal Screening of Applications

    An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

    Preproposals should be submitted electronically as a single file (PDF preferred) to Laurie Pudlo. For additional information, contact Laurie Pudlo at (860) 486-4247.

    NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education

    Posted: 2006-08-21 00:00:00

    Program and background information can be found here: NSF 06-589.

    Limit: Three (3) preliminary proposals per eligible institution.
    Sponsor Deadline: October 30.
    Internal Screening Deadline: 10:00 a.m. on August 31, 2006
    Please see the Guidelines for Internal Screening of Applications

    An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

    Preproposals should be submitted electronically as a single file (PDF preferred) to Laurie Pudlo. For additional information, contact Laurie Pudlo at (860) 486-4247.

    NSF Active Nanostructures and Nanosystems

    Posted: 2006-08-21 00:00:00

    Program and background information can be found here: NSF 06-595.

    Limit: 2 NIRT as lead institution; 2 NER as lead institution
    Sponsor Deadline: November 15, 2006
    Internal Screening Deadline: 10:00 a.m. on September 11, 2006
    Please see the Guidelines for Internal Screening of Applications

    An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

    Preproposals should be submitted electronically as a single file (PDF preferred) to Laurie Pudlo. For additional information, contact Laurie Pudlo at (860) 486-4247.

    Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards (Chemical Sciences)

    Posted: 2006-08-21 00:00:00

    Program and background information can be found here.

    Limit: Limit: One nomination per institution
    Sponsor Deadline: November 9, 2006
    Internal Screening Deadline: 10:00 a.m. on August 25, 2006
    Please see the Guidelines for Internal Screening of Applications

    An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested deadline if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

    Preproposals should be submitted electronically as a single file (PDF preferred) to Laurie Pudlo. For additional information, contact Laurie Pudlo at (860) 486-4247.

    CDC/NIOSH Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants (T01, T02, T03, T15)

    Posted: 2006-07-24 00:00:00

    The Office for Sponsored Programs has been notified that an application is being developed for submission for the CDC/NIOSH Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants (T01, T02, T03, T15).

    The Announcement can be found here.

    Limit: An organization may submit no more than one application.
    Internal Screening Deadline: Noon on Friday, July 28, 2006

    An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

    Contact Laurie Pudlo at (860) 486-4247 if you have any questions regarding this announcement.

    If you are interested in reviewing pre-proposals, please complete an on-line Reviewer Form.

    Summer 2006 Internal Competitions Announced

    Posted: 2006-07-13 00:00:00

    The following limited-submission programs require internal screening.

    An online Notification of Intent to Submit (http://www.osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_intent.php) must be completed by the requested deadline if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

    The complete Guidelines for Internal Screening of Applications can be found at the following OSP website: http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php

    If you are interested in REVIEWING pre-proposals, please complete an on-line Reviewer Form (http://www.osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_reviewer.php)

    An Annual Funding Opportunities calendar of known competitive programs is available at: http://www.osp.uconn.edu/annualfundinglist.php

    Preproposals should be submitted electronically as a single file (PDF preferred) to LAURIE.PUDLO@UCONN.EDU. For additional information, contact Laurie Pudlo (laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu) at (860) 486-4247.

    BURROUGHS WELLCOME - CLINICAL SCIENTIST AWARDS IN TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH http://www.bwfund.org/programs/translational/index.html
    Limit: Two applications (four if specified criteria are met)
    Sponsor Deadline: September 1
    Internal Screening Deadline: 10:00 A.M. ON JULY 17, 2006
    NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUBMIT REQUESTED BY JULY 10 (CLICK HERE)

    SEARLE SCHOLARS PROGRAM (www.searlescholars.net)

    First faculty appointments at Assistant Professor level pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine and the biological sciences.

    Limit: Two applications
    Sponsor Deadline: September 29, 2006
    Internal Screening Deadline: 10:00 A.M. ON AUGUST 4, 2006
    NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUBMIT REQUESTED BY JULY 24 (CLICK HERE)

    BURROUGHS WELLCOME - CAREER AWARDS IN THE MEDICAL SCIENCES

    (replaces Career Awards in the Biomedical Sciences)

    http://www.bwfund.org/programs/CAMS/index.html
    Limit: Two nominations
    Sponsor Deadline: September 29, 2006
    Internal Screening Deadline: 10:00 A.M. ON AUGUST 4, 2006
    NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUBMIT REQUESTED BY JULY 24 (CLICK HERE)

    NSF - INSTRUMENTATION FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH - MAJOR INSTRUMENTATION PROJECTS (IMR-MIP)

    http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf05513
    Limit: 1 submission per institution, per year
    Sponsor Deadline: October 16, 2006
    Internal Screening Deadline: 10:00 A.M. ON AUGUST 4, 2006
    NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUBMIT REQUESTED BY JULY 24 (CLICK HERE)

    PEW SCHOLARS IN THE BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

    http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/biomed/scholdes.html
    Limit: One nomination
    Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2006
    Internal Screening Deadline: 10:00 A.M. ON AUGUST 11, 2006
    NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUBMIT REQUESTED BY JULY 24 (CLICK HERE)

    OMH 2006 Minority Health Youth Empowerment Grant Program

    Posted: 2006-05-25 00:00:00

    More information is located here: OPHS/OMH Grant Program Announcment

    The Office for Sponsored Programs has been informed that a proposal is being developed for this program. If there are additional proposals currently being developed, an internal screening process will be necessary.

    Limit: An organization may submit no more than one application.
    Sponsor Deadline: June 15, 2006
    Internal Screening Deadline: June 1, 2006
    Submit e-proposals (see Guidelines) to: Laurie Pudlo

    An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

    If you are interested in reviewing pre-proposals, please complete an on-line Reviewer Form.

    Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)

    Posted: 2006-02-13 00:00:00

    The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers who will pursue careers in research and education, with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become, in their own careers, leaders and creative agents for change. The program is intended to catalyze a cultural change in graduate education, for students, faculty, and institutions, by establishing innovative new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to the development of a diverse, globally-engaged, science and engineering workforce.

    For more information see the program solicitaion: NSF 06-525.

    Limit: 4 Preliminary Proposals, due 3/27/06
    Sponsor Deadline: Preliminary Proposal due March 27, 2006 (full proposals by invitation only due September 29, 2006)
    Internal Screening Deadline: February 23, 2006
    Submit e-proposals (see Guidelines) to: Laurie Pudlo

    An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

    If you are interested in reviewing pre-proposals, please complete an on-line Reviewer Form.

    NIH "Training for a New Interdisciplinary Research Workforce"

    Posted: 2006-01-27 00:00:00

    This RFA solicits applications to establish new research education and training programs in interdisciplinary research. Programs may target undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral or faculty-level training. Proposed programs should span NIH Institute- or Center-specific missions. Applications proposing programs that fall within the purview of current Institute or Center training mechanisms will be considered non-responsive to this RFA and will not be reviewed. Moreover, NIH recognizes that multidisciplinary approaches may be a necessary step in the evolution of interdisciplinary research training, and currently offers traditional opportunities and mechanisms to support multidisciplinary research training (e.g., see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-02-109.html). However, for the purposes of this RFA, activities that facilitate communication among different disciplines and promote, but do not completely achieve integration of different disciplines in the proposed project period, or propose training in multidisciplinary approaches as a precursor to interdisciplinary research training, will be considered non-responsive and will not be reviewed.

    For more information see NIH RFA-RM-06-006

    Limit: 1 application per institution
    Sponsor Deadline: April 7, 2006 (Letter of Intent February 14, 2006)
    Internal Screening Deadline: February 3, 2006, 4:00 p.m.
    Submit e-proposals (see Guidelines) to: Laurie Pudlo

    An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

    If you are interested in reviewing pre-proposals, please complete an on-line Reviewer Form.

    Burroughs Wellcome Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

    Posted: 2006-01-27 00:00:00

    Advances in genomics, quantitative structural biology, and modeling of complex systems have created opportunities for an exciting research career at the interface between the physical/computational sciences and the biological sciences. Tackling key problems in biology will require scientists trained in areas such as chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Recognizing the vital role such cross-trained scientists will play in furthering biomedical science, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund has developed Career Awards at the Scientific Interface. These grants are intended to foster the early career development of researchers with backgrounds in the physical/computational sciences whose work addresses biological questions and who are dedicated to pursuing a career in academic research.

    More information on this opportunity is located here.

    Limit: Up to 2 candidates can be nominated
    Sponsor Deadline: May 1, 2006
    Internal Screening Deadline: February 17, 2006
    Submit e-proposals (see Guidelines) to: Laurie Pudlo

    An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

    If you are interested in reviewing pre-proposals, please complete an on-line Reviewer Form.

    Robert Leet & Clara Guthrie Patterson Trust (causes and cure of human diseases)

    Posted: 2006-01-27 00:00:00

    The Trust encourages grants for medical research into the causes and cure of human diseases. Projects that include measurable objectives and self-evaluation have been the most successful in receiving grant funds. Funds generally average between $50,000 and $75,000.

    Application materials

    Limit: 6 proposals per institution
    Sponsor Deadline: May 1, 2006
    Internal Screening Deadline: February 17, 2006
    Submit e-proposals (see Guidelines) to: Laurie Pudlo

    An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

    If you are interested in reviewing pre-proposals, please complete an on-line Reviewer Form.

    Dreyfus New Faculty Awards in Chemical Sciences

    Posted: 2006-01-27 00:00:00

    The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation seeks to support the scholarly activity of new faculty with an award designed to help initiate their independent research programs. The New Faculty Award provides an unrestricted research grant of $50,000 that is generally made before the new faculty members formally begin their first tenure-track appointment, and is based on institutional nomination.

    More information

    Limit: One nomination per institution, annually
    Sponsor Deadline: May 1, 2006
    Internal Screening Deadline: February 24, 2006
    Submit e-proposals (see Guidelines) to: Laurie Pudlo

    An online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed if you plan to submit a pre-proposal for consideration.

    If you are interested in reviewing pre-proposals, please complete an on-line Reviewer Form.

    Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Foundation Grant Program

    Posted: 2005-12-30 00:00:00

    Sponsor Deadline: January 8, 2006
    Limit: 3 letters of interest may be submitted by an institution per deadline
    Website: http://fdncenter.org/grantmaker/pfeiffer/
    Note: This program is offered twice per year. The next deadline will be July 25.

    If you are considering submitting an application for this program, an electronic "Notification of Intent to Submit" form MUST be completed. Please submit by January 5, 2006.

    OSP will contact those who have notified the office of their intent to submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

    The "Notification of Intent to Submit" can be found at: http://www.osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_intent.php

    Complete Guidelines for the internal screening of applications for limited submission programs can be found at: http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php

    NIH “Training for a New Interdisciplinary Research Workforce” RFA-RM-06-006

    Posted: 2005-12-30 00:00:00

    Letters of Intent Receipt Date: February 14, 2006
    Limit: 1 application per institution
    Website: http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-06-006.html

    If you are considering submitting an application for this program, an electronic "Notification of Intent to Submit" form MUST be completed. Please submit by January 5, 2006.

    OSP will contact those who have notified the office of their intent to submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

    The "Notification of Intent to Submit" can be found at: http://www.osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_intent.php

    Complete Guidelines for the internal screening of applications for limited submission programs can be found at: http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php

    HUD – Community Outreach Partnership Center

    Posted: 2005-12-30 00:00:00

    Sponsor Deadline: To Be Announced
    Limit: 1 proposal per university
    Website: http://oup.org/programs/aboutCOPC.asp

    Note: The Tri-Campus is preparing an initiative for this program. Please contact Edna McBreen, Associate Vice Provost, University of Connecticut, Tri-Campus if you have specific questions.



    If you are considering submitting an application for any of the listed programs, an electronic "Notification of Intent to Submit" form MUST be completed. Please submit by January 5, 2006.

    If you are considering submitting an application for this program, an electronic "Notification of Intent to Submit" form MUST be completed. Please submit by January 5, 2006.

    OSP will contact those who have notified the office of their intent to submit if a full competition is determined to be necessary.

    The "Notification of Intent to Submit" can be found at: http://www.osp.uconn.edu/limited_sub_intent.php

    Complete Guidelines for the internal screening of applications for limited submission programs can be found at: http://www.osp.uconn.edu/guidelines.php

    Ellison Foundation New Scholars Program in Aging

    Posted: 2005-12-21 00:00:00

    The Ellison Medical Foundation Aging Program supports basic biomedical research on aging relevant to understanding aging processes and age-related diseases and disabilities. The foundation stimulates basic biomedical research in multiple disciplines. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Structural biology
    • Molecular genetics
    • Studies with model systems ranging from lower eukaryotes to humans
    • Inquiries testing the relevance of simpler models to human aging
    • Genetic epidemiology of aging; candidate longevity genes
    • Aging in the immune system
    • Host defense molecules in aging systems
    • Mechanisms of free radical induced cell aging
    • Mechanisms of aging in various differentiated cell populations
    • Gene/environment and gene/gene interactions
    • Integrative physiology
    • New approaches to age-modulated disease mechanisms: Alzheimer's disease and others.

    More information is located on the Ellison Foundation website.

    Limit: 1 proposal (joint competition between UConn and UCHC)
    Sponsor Deadline: March 2, 2006
    Internal Screening Deadline: January 27, 2006
    Submit e-proposals (see Guidelines) to: Laurie Pudlo

    2006 Learn and Serve America Higher Education Grant

    Posted: 2005-11-01 00:00:00

    The Office for Sponsored Programs has been notified of an intention to submit an application for the 2006 Learn and Serve America Higher Education Grant. Legal applicants can submit only one application for each competitive program area (Higher Education, Community-Based and School-Based).

    Please complete an online Notification of Intent to Submit by 4:00 p.m. on November 9, 2005 if you have an interest in this program, so that it can be determined whether an internal competition will be necessary.

    For additional information, contact Laurie Pudlo at (860) 486-4247.

    Please see the guidelines for submitting pre-proposals for internal screening.

    High Performance Computing System Acquisition: Towards a Petascale Computing Environment for Science and Engineering

    Posted: 2005-10-20 00:00:00

    NSF’s five-year goal for high performance computing (HPC) is to enable petascale science and engineering through the deployment and support of a world-class HPC environment comprising the most capable combination of HPC assets available to the academic community. By the year 2010, the petascale HPC environment will enable investigations of computationally challenging problems that require computing systems capable of delivering sustained performance approaching 1015 floating point operations per second (petaflops) on real applications, that consume large amounts of memory, and/or that work with very large data sets. Among other things, researchers will be able to perform simulations that are intrinsically multi-scale or that involve the simultaneous interaction of multiple processes.

    HPC Resource Providers - those organizations willing to acquire, deploy and operate HPC systems in service to the broad science and engineering research and education community - play a key role in the provision and support of a national HPC environment. With this solicitation, NSF requests proposals from organizations willing to serve as HPC Resource Providers, and who propose to acquire and deploy a new, and/or upgrade an existing, HPC system.

    For more information see NSF 05-625

    An organization may submit up to two proposals for this program.
    Please email Laurie Pudlo by 4:00 p.m. on November 4, 2005 if you have an interest in this program, so that it can be determined whether an internal competition will be necessary.

    For additional information, contact Laurie Pudlo at (860) 486-4247.

    NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award

    Posted: 2005-10-20 00:00:00

    The Office for Sponsored Programs has been notified of an intention to submit an application for the NIH Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award. Only one application per school or college within a university will be accepted.

    Please email Laurie Pudlo by 4:00 p.m. on October 26, 2005 if you have an interest in this program, so that it can be determined whether an internal competition will be necessary.

    For additional information, contact Laurie Pudlo at (860) 486-4247.

    NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program

    Posted: 2005-10-01 00:00:00

    The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) is designed to increase access to scientific and engineering equipment for research and research training in our Nation's organizations of higher education, research museums and non-profit research organizations. This program seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, and to foster the integration of research and education by providing instrumentation for research-intensive learning environments. The MRI program encourages the development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use and in concert with private sector partners.

    The MRI program assists in the acquisition or development of major research instrumentation by organizations that is, in general, too costly for support through other NSF programs. Proposals may be for a single instrument, a large system of instruments, or multiple instruments that share a common or specific research focus.

    For more information see NSF Notice # 05-515

    Limit: 3 proposals as partner or subawardee, one of which must be for instrument development (2 for instrument acquisition; 1 for instrument development)
    Sponsor Deadline: January 26, 2006.
    Internal Screening Deadline: November 10, 2005, by 4:30 p.m.
    Submit e-proposals (see Guidelines) to: laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu

    NIH – Initiative for Minority Students: Bridges to the Doctorate (NIGMS)

    Posted: 2005-08-19 00:00:00

    The mission of the Bridges to the Future Program, established in 1992, is to make available to the biomedical science research enterprise and to the nation the intellectual talents of an increasing number of underrepresented minority students. Bridges to the Future accomplishes this mission by supporting programs that facilitate the transition of students from associate- to baccalaureate-degree granting institutions and from master's- to doctoral-degree granting institutions. Bridges to the Future promotes effective inter-institutional partnerships to improve the quality and quantity of underrepresented minority students being trained as the next generation of scientists.

    For more details see NIH PA # PAR-02-083.

    Limit: An institution may be involved as a partner in more than one Bridges program, but can be the APPLICANT institution for only one program.
    Sponsor Deadline: November 14, 2005.
    Internal Screening Deadline: September 8, 2005, by 4:30 p.m.
    Submit e-proposals (see Guidelines) to: laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu

    NSF Centers for Learning and Teaching (CLT) – NSF 04-501

    Posted: 2005-08-19 00:00:00

    The Centers for Learning and Teaching (CLT) program focuses on the advanced preparation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educators, as well as the establishment of meaningful partnerships among education stakeholders, especially Ph.D.-granting institutions, school systems, and informal education performers. Its goals are to renew and diversify the cadre of leaders in STEM education; to increase the number of K-16 educators capable of delivering high-quality STEM instruction and assessment; and to conduct research into STEM education issues of national import (e.g., the nature of learning, teaching strategies, and reform policies and outcomes).

    For more information see NSF Notice # 04-501

    Limit: An academic institution, organization, or agency may submit only one CLT proposal as the lead partner for a given competition. However, an academic institution, organization, or agency may be a co-partner in more than one CLT proposal. Simultaneous submission of collaborative proposals from different organizations will not be allowed.

    Sponsor Deadline: Preliminary proposal due November 10; Full proposal due February 20, 2006.
    Internal Screening Deadline: September 8, 2005, by 4:30 p.m.
    Submit e-proposals (see Guidelines) to: laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu

    Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

    Posted: 2005-08-19 00:00:00

    The Foundation seeks Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars who demonstrate leadership in research and education. Nominations must provide compelling evidence of the advance of important knowledge in the chemical sciences by the nominee. Further, the nominee will be assessed with respect to dedication, contributions, and innovations in education in the chemical sciences.

    More information is available at the following link: http://www.dreyfus.org/tc.shtml

    Limit: One nomination per institution, annually
    Sponsor Deadline: November 10, 2005.
    Internal Screening Deadline: September 8, 2005, by 4:30 p.m.
    Submit e-proposals (see Guidelines) to: laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu

    PEW Scholars in Biomedical Sciences

    Posted: 2005-07-01 00:00:00

    The program is open to individuals with a doctorate in medicine, other health related professions or biomedical sciences. Program background information can be found at: http://futurehealth.ucsf.edu/biomed/qualifications.html. Additional information will be here as it becomes available.

    Limit: 1 application per institution.
    Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2005.
    Internal Screening Deadline: August 26, 2005, by 4:30 p.m.
    Submit e-proposals (see Guidelines) to: laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu

    Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease

    Posted: 2005-07-01 00:00:00

    The goal of this program is to provide new opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the intersection of human and pathogen biology. Program and background information can be found at: http://www.bwfund.org/programs/infectious_disease/index.html. Additional information will be posted here as it becomes available.

    Limit: Up to 2 applications.
    Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2005.
    Internal Screening Deadline: August 26, 2005, by 4:30 p.m.
    (see Guidelines) to: laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu

    Robert Leet and Clara Guthrie Patterson Trust

    Posted: 2005-07-01 00:00:00

    The Trust encourages grants for medical research into the causes and cure of human diseases. Projects that include measurable objectives and self-evaluation have been the most successful in receiving grant funds. Funds generally average between $50,000 abd $75,000. Application materials are available here.

    Limit: Six Proposals.
    Sponsor Deadline: November 1, 2005.
    Internal Screening Deadline: August 26, 2005, by 4:30 p.m.
    Submit e-proposals (see Guidelines) to: laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu