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UGA Right to Know: Bloodborne Pathogens Training Monday, March 22, 2021 - Training for faculty, staff and students who may be exposed to human blood or other potentially infectious materials.
CDC: Enhancing Global Health Security: Strengthening Public Health Surveillance Systems and Preparedness Globally Monday, June 14, 2021 - This NOFO is intended to support global health security partners to develop or continue the implementation of surveillance activities that focus on protecting and improving public health globally through strategic planning, policy, strengthening surveillance capacities and systems through partnerships.
CDC: Enhancing Global Health Security: Strengthening Public Health Surveillance Systems and Preparedness Globally Sunday, June 13, 2021 - This NOFO is intended to support global health security partners to develop or continue the implementation of surveillance activities that focus on protecting and improving public health globally through strategic planning, policy, strengthening surveillance capacities and systems through partnerships.
Liquid Nitrogen, Dry Ice and Ethanol Ordering Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - Beginning July 12, liquid nitrogen, dry ice and ethanol orders will be filled by external vendors directly, rather than through UGA’s Central Research Stores as an intermediary.
NIH: Non-Human Primate Developmental Genotype-Tissue Expression (NHP dGTEx) Research Center Monday, June 7, 2021 - The purpose of this funding opportunity is to solicit applications for the Non-Human Primate Developmental Genotype-Tissue Expression (NHP dGTEx) Research Center.
NSF: EHR Core Monday, June 7, 2021 - The EHR Core Research (ECR) program invites proposals for fundamental research that contributes to the general, explanatory knowledge that underlies STEM education.
NIH: Non-Human Primate Developmental Genotype-Tissue Expression (NHP dGTEx) Research Center Thursday, June 3, 2021 - The NHP dGTEx Research Center will perform four major functions: 1) create a tissue resource of multiple reference tissues across developmental stages in non-human primates (NHPs); 2) perform transcriptome sequencing and other genomic analysis of single-cell and bulk tissues; 3) analyze gene expression patterns in NHPs and compare them to human gene expression patterns; and 4) make the tissue samples and data available and usable for the research community.
NSF: EHR Core Research Thursday, June 3, 2021 - The EHR Core Research (ECR) program invites proposals for fundamental research (curiosity-driven basic research and use-inspired basic research) that contributes to the general, explanatory knowledge that underlies STEM education in one or more of the three broadly conceived Research Areas: Research on STEM Learning and Learning Environments, Research on Broadening Participation in STEM fields, and Research on STEM Workforce Development.
NSF: Centers for Chemical Innovation Thursday, May 27, 2021 - The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. CCIs that address these challenges will produce transformative research, lead to innovation, and attract broad scientific and public interest.
DOD: Center of Excellence: Neuroscience of Decision Making Thursday, May 27, 2021 - The goal of this Center of Excellence is to advance scientific understanding of the neuroscience foundations of Decision Making (DM) in the context of goal-directed activity and especially under stressful conditions. This research should focus on decision-making capabilities that have implications for warfighter performance and may include theoretical or experimental approaches involving humans, animals, and/or in vitro preparations.
ANOPS, the latest step in adoption of electronic research administration Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - ANOPS, a comprehensive electronic animal resources management system, reached complete implementation this spring.
Introducing Project Status Report Lite Monday, May 24, 2021 - The new Project Status Report Lite is designed for faculty and reads like a bank statement for projects.
2022 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (DP2 – Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-RM-21-016 Friday, May 21, 2021 - The 2022 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award provides unique opportunities for exceptionally creative scientists to pursue highly innovative approaches to address major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research.
DOE: Optimizing Nuclear Waste and Advanced Reactor Disposal Systems (ONWARDS) Thursday, May 20, 2021 - Projects funded under the ONWARDS Program will develop and demonstrate sustainable technologies that will significantly improve the disposal impact of used nuclear fuel (UNF) and other waste streams stemming from the implementation of AR fuel cycles by developing innovative and cost-effective approaches in reprocessing, material accountancy, and waste forms.
CDC: Shoulder to Shoulder: Accompanying Ministries of Health in Central America in Strengthening Local and Global Health Security Thursday, May 20, 2021 - Recipients of this cooperative agreement will work with regional countries (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic) to accomplish four key outcomes: (1) Increased and improved public health surveillance systems, (2) Strengthening of non-outbreak-related public health activities impacted by outbreaks (3) Enhanced public health laboratory capacity, and (4) Enhanced outbreak/epidemic response.
Faculty research seed grants on human trafficking in the U.S. and across the globe Thursday, May 20, 2021 - The Center on Human Trafficking & Outreach is accepting applications for seed grants that will result in external funding in human trafficking research, programming and policy work in the U.S. or internationally.
NIH: Consortium for Innovative HIV/AIDS Vaccine and Cure Research (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - This FOA supports consortia to conduct research toward the prevention and cure of HIV.
HHS: African American Child and Family Research Center Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - This FOA solicits applications for an African American Child and Family Research Center to lead and support research on the needs of African American populations served by ACF and promising approaches to promote social and economic well-being among low-income African American populations.
2022 NAS Awards: Call for Nominations Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - Nominations are now being accepted for these awards. Awards will be presented in a variety of fields including infectious diseases, mathematics, neurosciences, astronomy, and more. Nominations will be accepted online through Monday, October 4, 2021.
NIH: BRAIN Initiative: Clinical Studies to Advance Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) Friday, May 14, 2021 - This FOA encourages investigators to pursue a small clinical trial to obtain critical information necessary to advance recording and/or stimulating devices to treat central nervous system disorders and better understand the human brain (e.g., Early Feasibility Study).
NIH: BRAIN Initiative: Next-Generation Invasive Devices for Recording and Modulation in the Human Central Nervous System (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) Friday, May 14, 2021 - This FOA encourages investigators to pursue translational activities and small clinical studies to advance the development of therapeutic, and diagnostic devices for disorders that affect the nervous or neuromuscular systems.
HHS: African American Child and Family Research Center Friday, May 14, 2021 - This FOA solicits applications for an African American Child and Family Research Center to lead and support research on the needs of African American populations served by ACF and promising approaches to promote social and economic well-being among low-income African American populations.
NIH: Consortium for Innovative HIV/AIDS Vaccine and Cure Research (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Friday, May 14, 2021 - This FOA supports consortia to conduct research toward the prevention and cure of HIV.
Tyler Prize 2022: Call for Nominations Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - The John and Alice Tyler Prize is awarded for environmental science, health, and energy conferring great benefit upon humanity. Submission Deadline is September 22, 2021.
NIH: Exercise and Nutrition Interventions to Improve Cancer Treatment-Related Outcomes (ENICTO) in Cancer Survivors Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Required) Monday, May 10, 2021 - This FOA supports exercise and/or medical nutrition intervention research designed to improve cancer treatment-related outcomes for therapies delivered with curative or life-extending intent to cancer survivors.
DOE: Innovative Methods to Control Hydraulic Properties of Enhanced Geothermal Systems Thursday, May 6, 2021 - This FOA focuses on the development and deployment of technologies and techniques that can affect the flow within the fracture network in the reservoir rather than controlling the flow into and out of the reservoir at the borehole.
NIH: Addressing Social Determinants of Health to Eliminate Oral Health Disparities (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trials Optional) Thursday, May 6, 2021 - This FOA supports research on how to optimally address upstream social determinants of health that can often present a barrier to optimal oral health and impede the effectiveness of clinical interventions, particularly in vulnerable and underserved communities.
NIH: Exercise and Nutrition Interventions to Improve Cancer Treatment-Related Outcomes (ENICTO) in Cancer Survivors Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Required) Thursday, May 6, 2021 - This FOA supports exercise and/or medical nutrition intervention research designed to improve cancer treatment-related outcomes for therapies delivered with curative or life-extending intent to cancer survivors.
Advancing Vaccine Adjuvant Research For Tuberculosis Monday, May 3, 2021 - The goal of this program is to further the development of preventive, including post-exposure, Tuberculosis vaccines through side-by-side comparisons of adjuvants in combination with Mycobacterium tuberculosis immunogens, and to establish immunological profiles of adjuvants that work through different mechanisms.
DOE: Carbon Capture Research and Development For Natural Gas and Industrial Point Sources and Front End Engineering Design Studies for Carbon Capture Systems at Industrial Facilities and Natural Gas Plants Monday, May 3, 2021 - This FOA is specifically focused on developing lower cost, highly-efficient, scalable technologies for carbon capture from natural gas combined cycle power plants flue gas and industrial point sources.
NIH: Translational Neural Devices (UG3/UH3 – Clinical Trial Optional) Monday, May 3, 2021 - The purpose of this FOA is to encourage investigators to pursue translational activities and small clinical studies to advance the development of therapeutic, and diagnostic devices for disorders that affect the nervous or neuromuscular systems.
NIH Funding Opportunities from the Illuminating the Druggable Genome Program Friday, April 30, 2021 - The NIH Common Fund’s Illuminating the Druggable Genome Program has issued two Funding Opportunity Announcements and a Notice of Special Interest to support research to advance understanding of poorly characterized proteins.
NIH: Kidney Precision Medicine Project Kidney Tissue Atlas Coordinating Center (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Thursday, April 29, 2021 - This FOA requests applications for the Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP) - Kidney Tissue Atlas Coordinating Center (KTACC). The KTACC will collaborate with the KPMP Recruitment Sites (RS), Tissue Interrogation Sites (TIS), and Central Hub (CH) to obtain and evaluate kidney biopsies from participants with acute kidney injury (AKI) or chronic kidney disease (CKD), create a Kidney Tissue Atlas, define disease subgroups, and identify critical cells, interstitial components, pathways, and targets for novel therapies.
NIH: Translational Neural Devices (UG3/UH3 – Clinical Trial Optional) Thursday, April 29, 2021 - The purpose of this FOA is to encourage investigators to pursue translational activities and small clinical studies to advance the development of therapeutic, and diagnostic devices for disorders that affect the nervous or neuromuscular systems.
DOE: Carbon Capture Research and Development For Natural Gas and Industrial Point Sources and Front End Engineering Design Studies for Carbon Capture Systems at Industrial Facilities and Natural Gas Plants Thursday, April 29, 2021 - This FOA is specifically focused on developing lower cost, highly-efficient, scalable technologies for carbon capture from natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) power plants flue gas and industrial point sources.
FY2022 NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5 – Clinical Trial Optional) Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award in the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program provides unique opportunities for exceptionally creative scientists to pursue highly innovative approaches to address major challenges in biomedical or behavioral research.
Updated policy: Research Occupational Health and Safety Program Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - The updated Research Occupational Health and Safety Program policy has been updated revises and clarifies which personnel must enroll in the R-OHSP and cannot decline participation, due to the nature of their work.
Update to IACUC policy: Screening of biological materials used on lab rodents Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - IACUC has updated its policy regarding the screening of biological materials used on laboratory rodents.
NSF: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources Monday, April 26, 2021 - The IUSE:Education and Human Resources program seeks to promote novel, creative, and transformative approaches to generating and using new knowledge about STEM teaching and learning to improve STEM education for all undergraduates.
NSF: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Monday, April 26, 2021 - The Noyce Program invites innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting, preparing and retaining highly effective elementary and secondary mathematics and science teachers and teacher leaders in high-need school districts.
USDA-NRCS Conservation Innovation Grants On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2021 Friday, April 23, 2021 - The SDA is announcing the availability of Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials (On-Farm Trials) to stimulate the adoption and evaluation of innovative conservation approaches in partnership with agricultural producers.
NIH: Developmental Mechanisms of Human Structural Birth Defects (P01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Friday, April 23, 2021 - This FOA supports innovative, multidisciplinary, interactive, and synergistic program projects that integrate basic, translational, and clinical approaches to understanding the developmental biology and genetic basis of significant congenital human malformations.
DOE: Low Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Vehicle Technologies Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment Friday, April 23, 2021 - The research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) activities to be funded under this FOA support the government-wide approach to the climate crisis by driving the innovation in the transportation sector that can lead to the deployment of clean energy technologies, which are critical for climate protection.
NSF: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources Friday, April 23, 2021 - The IUSE:Education and Human Resources (IUSE:EHR) program seeks to promote novel, creative, and transformative approaches to generating and using new knowledge about STEM teaching and learning to improve STEM education for all undergraduates.
NSF: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Friday, April 23, 2021 - The Noyce Program invites innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting, preparing, and retaining highly effective elementary and secondary mathematics and science teachers and teacher leaders in high-need school districts.
NIH Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Early-stage Investigator Research Award (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Thursday, April 22, 2021 - The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to recruit Early Stage Investigators to pursue research programs of interest to NIH Chemical Countermeasures Research Program under the NIH Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats grant/cooperative agreement program.
Reminder: Graduating students must submit closure requests for completed human research projects Thursday, April 22, 2021 - Graduating students must submit closure requests for completed human research projects.
HRPP reminder: Grad students can’t serve as PIs on human research projects Thursday, April 22, 2021 - HRPP reminder: Graduate students cannot serve in the Principal Investigator role on human research projects.
Limited submissions move to InfoReady on May 3, 2021 Thursday, April 22, 2021 - Effective May 3, UGA limited submissions competitions will migrate to InfoReady, a management system for internal competitions.
Revised IACUC policy: PI eligibility Monday, April 19, 2021 - Revised IACUC policy regarding PI eligibility.
NSF: Grand Challenges in Integrative Geospace Sciences: Advancing National Space Weather Expertise and Research toward Societal Resilience (ANSWERS) Monday, April 19, 2021 - ANSWERS aims to bring together collaborative teams of solar and geospace observers, theorists, modelers, experimenters, educators and computational experts to address challenging problems in solar and space physics and space weather.