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Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), funds research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is broadly defined as one in which good health and well-being flourish across geographic, demographic, and social sectors; public and private decision-making is guided by the goal of fostering equitable communities; and everyone has the opportunity to make choices that lead to healthy lifestyles. RWJF’s Culture of Health Action Framework, which was developed to catalyze a national movement toward improved health, well-being, and equity, guides E4A’s program strategy.

Informational Webinar: April 12, 2019

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

More information: https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2019/evidence-for-action-investigator-initiated-research-to-build-a-culture-of-health.html?rid=0034400001xsvjkAAA&et_cid=1681840

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The Sustained Availability of Biological Infrastructure program (SABI) supports the continued operation of extant infrastructure that will advance basic biological research.  Infrastructure supported under this program may include cyberinfrastructure, instrumentation, experimental or observational facilities, biological living stocks which have ongoing costs of operation and maintenance that exceed the reasonable capacity of the host institution.

Approximately $5 Million is anticipated for this activity. Funding levels for awards vary and are contingent upon available funds and demand for sustained resources. 1-3 awards to be made.

Due date: Proposals accepted anytime

For more information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19569/nsf19569.htm

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The Final Rule includes a new definition of research and identifies scholarly and journalistic activities as categories deemed not to be research. The new definition of research excludes “scholarly and journalistic activities (e.g., oral history, journalism, biography, literary criticism, legal research and historical scholarship), including the collection and use of information, that focus directly on the specific individuals about whom the information is collected… It is not the particular field that removes the activity from the definition, but rather that the purpose and design of the particular activity is to focus on specific individuals and not to extend the activity’s findings to other individuals or groups… For example, a medical case report could fall within this category, if the point of the report were to describe an unusual and interesting case-specific medical complaint and its treatment.” In contrast, if a purpose of a project is to gather information from individuals in order to understand the beliefs, customs and practices, not only of those individuals, but also of the community or group to which they belong, the project would be deemed research according to the new definition.

For more information about the Final Rule and upcoming changes, visit the HRPP website or contact the Human Subjects Office at 706-542-3199 or IRB@uga.edu.

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NASA released a solicitation titled “Early Career Faculty (ECF)”, on March 13, 2019. This solicitation, available on NSPIRES at http://tinyurl.com/NASA-19ECF, is an Appendix to the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) NASA Research Announcement (NRA), titled “Space Technology Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion 2019 (SpaceTech-REDDI-2019).”

The Appendix seeks proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early career faculty members who are beginning independent research careers. The grants will sponsor research in specific high-priority areas of interest to America’s space program. ECF is intended to accelerate the development of groundbreaking, high-risk/high-payoff space technologies to support future space science and exploration needs of NASA, other government agencies, and the commercial space sector. Grants will be funded up to $200,000 each per year, with a maximum duration of three years.

This Appendix exclusively seeks proposals that are responsive to one of the four topics described:

  • Advancing Human-Robot Teams for Space Exploration
    • The objective of this topic is to develop technologies that enable high-performing human-robot teams for space exploration.
  • Terrain Mapping and Processing Algorithms
    • The objective of this topic is to develop algorithms for processing terrain data in real time to improve the probability of successful landings on NASA’s exploration missions.
  • Intelligent Calibration of Constellations of Sensors
    • The objective of this topic is to develop the capability to rapidly calibrate various sensors distributed across a spacecraft constellation, both individually and relative to each other.
  • Advanced Thermal Control Materials for Exploration Spacecraft
    • The objective of this topic is to identify, develop, and demonstrate novel technologies which address challenges in, and advance performance of, thermal control systems for both manned and unmanned spacecraft.

Only accredited U.S. universities are eligible to submit proposals on behalf of their outstanding new faculty members who intend to develop academic careers related to space technology. The proposed research must be led by a single, eligible Principal Investigator (PI). The PI must be an untenured Assistant Professor on the tenure track at the sponsoring U.S. university at the time of award. The PI must be a U.S. citizen or have lawful status of permanent residency. The PI must be the primary researcher on the effort; Co-Investigators are not permitted. Collaborators (other than NASA civil servants/JPL) are permitted. See the solicitation (Section 3.0) for complete requirements regarding eligibility and for definitions and restrictions regarding collaborators.

Notices of Intent are requested by April 3, 2018, and the deadline for proposal submissions is May 1, 2018.

Should you or your associates desire to contact the ECF Team with any questions, please direct your correspondence/inquiries to the following email address: hq-ecf-call@mail.nasa.gov

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Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes are large-scale interdisciplinary research projects that aim to advance the frontiers of quantum information science and engineering.

Conceptualization Grants (CGs) funded at a level of $100,000 – $150,000 for 12 months. Challenge Institute (CI) awards funded at a level of up to $5,000,000/year for 5 years.

Due date: Varies based on type of grant. LOIs required. First LOI due April 1, 2019.

For more information: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19559/nsf19559.htm

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The purpose of this FOA is to determine the specific subsets of stroke events that cause (and do not cause) cognitive impairment and dementia in post-stroke populations in the United States, including in health disparities populations, and what additional clinical factors, as well as comorbidities including those along the AD/ADRD spectrum, may causally synergize with stroke to result in cognitive impairment and dementia outcomes.

NIH intends to commit $9,750,000 Total Costs in FY 2019 to fund 1 award.

Due date: April 17, 2019

More information: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-19-012.html

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The Atlanta Research Data Center (ARDC) is announcing a grant program available to full-time faculty members or researchers affiliated with Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, University of Georgia, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, Florida State University, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Tulane University, or Vanderbilt University.

The purpose of the grant is to encourage the development of proposals to conduct research in the ARDC that have a strong likelihood of leading to external funding.

Federal Statistical RDCs provide access for approved researchers and projects to use selected non-public, government and other data under secured conditions.  Having received approval from NSF and the Census Bureau, the ARDC was established and became fully operational in Fall 2011. It is housed at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, with 24/7 access for FSRDC approved researchers/projects.

Funds available and timeframe:

This program will provide competitive grants for the maximum requested amount of $15,000 per project. A total of $30,000 has been set aside for this program during the current calendar year.  Applicants may request support through December 15, 2019 only. All funds awarded for this program must be expended before December 15, 2019.

Eligibility:

The Principal Investigator may be a tenured, tenure-track or non-tenure-track faculty affiliated with an ARDC institution (continuing membership at least through 2020). Limited term, adjunct, and part-time faculty are not eligible to apply for these funds.

Allowable Expenses:
Awarded money may be used for the following purposes, in any combination:

  • A percentage of academic year salary towards summer salary (summer 2019 only)
  • Graduate research assistant (GRA) support
  • Other research related expenses, excluding travel

Application Instructions:

Proposals should not exceed five pages, excluding the budget, CVs and supporting letters. Please submit for review the following components:

  • Designated Cover Page: Requires signatures of the applicant, Chair, and Dean.
  • Specific Aims (Proposed research questions)
  • Research Strategy/Project Description (Significance, Innovation, Approach or Methodology)
  • Identify the data set(s) to be used and why use of confidential RDC data is required to do such research. Information about data available through the FSRDCs can be found here: https://www.census.gov/about/adrm/fsrdc/about/available_data.html
  • State whether there has been prior discussion with Census (CED) or the ARDC administrator and if an application to use RDC data has already been submitted and/or approved (having done so is viewed favorably, but not required).
  • Project timeline
  • Potential for Extramural Support (list potential sources for external funding and timeframe for submitting applications for external funding)
  • Budget and Budget Justification (not included in the 5 page limit): Proposals should include an itemized budget. Support may be requested for research related expenses; data collection; and other project related costs including, but not limited to, graduate research assistants, and a percentage (not to exceed 10%) of summer salary. Indirect costs will not be supported to collaborating institutions.
  • CVs/Biosketches (not included in the 5 page limit): Principal Investigators and Key Collaborators/Investigators.
  • Letters of cooperation/subcontracts with external partners (not included in the 5 page limit).

Review Criteria:

Proposals will be solicited and submitted for review by a committee consisting of three ARDC Review Board members, excluding members from the applicant’s institution; the ARDC Executive Director; and the ARDC Census Administrator. The criteria for evaluation will be capacity and strength of the research team, the scholarly merit of the proposed project, the feasibility of the project given the requested data, the need for non-public data, and the project’s likely success for external funding.

Further information and application format for this grant may be obtained by contacting: Julie Hotchkiss, ARDC Executive Director, Email: Julie.L.Hotchkiss@atl.frb.org, Phone: 404-498-8198

Submit applications electronically to jhotchkiss@gsu.edu no later than 5 p.m., April 5, 2019.

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In his 2019 State of the University Address, President Morehead announced a new internal seed grant program for interdisciplinary proposals addressing any of the following grand challenges:

  • Healthier People
  • A More Secure Future
  • Stronger Communities

Up to $1 million will be available to support interdisciplinary teams of UGA faculty, possibly working with external collaborators from other universities, government agencies, or the private sector, who submit compelling proposals to address key aspects of these broad themes. Proposals must describe work that will position teams to be competitive for externally funded multi-investigator and/or multi-institution awards. Proposals may include academic and public service faculty, and both research/outreach components when appropriate.

Notice of Intent Due: March 15, 2019

More information: https://research.uga.edu/iga/grants/#1493322998269-651c42ef-f968

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Wednesday, Feb. 13

2–3 p.m. Eastern

Are you looking to learn more about different funding opportunities? 

Find out what the Department of Energy has to offer biochemists and molecular biologists at a forthcoming webinar organized by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Public Affairs Advisory Committee.

What you’ll learn:

  • The types of bioscience research funded by the federal agency.
  • The mission and activities of the agency’s Office of Science.
  • The mission and activities of the Office of Biological and Environmental Research.
  • Facilities and resources available for use by for academic and industry researchers.
  • Which grant programs are most relevant to biochemists and molecular biologists.

Register here!

About the presenter

Dr. Todd Anderson serves as the Director of the Biological Systems Science Division within DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER).  The division manages basic science programs addressing the fundamental biology of plants and microbes of relevance to DOE’s bioenergy and environmental missions. The current portfolio includes the Genomic Science Program, the DOE Bioenergy Research Centers, the DOE Joint Genome Institute, the DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase, Bioimaging research and capabilities at the DOE Synchrotron Light and Neutron sources for Biomolecular Characterization and Imaging Science.

Please direct questions to Daniel Pham at dpham@asbmb.org.

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The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a unique federally funded educational support and scholarship program that helps more than 2,000 students annually from migrant and seasonal farm working backgrounds to reach and succeed in college.

  • Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (P2C Clinical Trial Optional): up to $750,000 (may be amount per year—not specified)
  • Notice of Intent to Publish: Cellular Cancer Biology Imaging Research (CCBIR) Program (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): award amount not specified but total program funding is $12m
  • Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Biological Measures for Prognosing and Monitoring of Persistent Concussive Symptoms in Early and Middle Adolescents: Center Without Walls (CWOW) (U54 Clinical Trial Optional): award amount not specified but total program funding is $2m
  • Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Opportunity Announcements for the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRC) (PM1 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: April 9, 2019

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