Engaging with DARPA

Dr. Stefanie Thompson will be at Wright State University on August 11th to present DARPA 101: Engaging with DARPA. Members from the OFRN Community are invited to attend. Registration is required.

DARPA 101: ENGAGING WITH DARPA August 11, 2016 (8:30 am – 10:00 pm)

LOCATION: Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Beavercreek, OH 45435 – Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building (NEC)


There is no fee; however space is limited so register early. Similar presentations will be hosted on August 9th (Ohio University) & August 10th (Ohio State University). More details available at a later date.

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SBIR Trends & Upcoming Conferences

SBIR Trends

We were pleased to see the interest in our recent blog on the unique number of investigators applying for and receiving NIH research project grants (RPGs). Some of you (through the blog page or through other media) have asked about whether we have similar data for our Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. We have generated analogous figures for SBIR and STTR grants, and today’s post shares this investigation of the question, “How many unique researchers are seeking SBIR/STTR funding?” …. Continue reading 

Upcoming Conferences

Need funding for your health or medical technology idea? Considering Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs as a source of support? Join us for the 18th annual Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) SBIR/STTR conference! This year’s conference will be held in Orlando, Florida on November 15 – 17, 2016. A draft of the agenda and registration information is now available online. Register soon to …. Continue reading 


NIH Policy: Single IRB Review for Multi-Site Research

Research involving human participants is key to improving public health and advancing medicine. Oversight of such research by institutional review boards (IRBs) both protects research participants and promotes ethical science. IRB review and approval is a critical step in initiating the start of a research project and for multi-site studies, NIH is taking an important step to help streamline the process. Today, NIH is issuing the NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Multi-Site Research (sIRB Policy) …. Continue reading

Resubmitting Proposals to NIH?

“A few months ago, a researcher told me about his experiences with the relatively new NIH policy by which investigators are allowed to submit what we have come to call “virtual A2s.” Under NIH’s previous single resubmission policy, if an investigator’s de novo R01 grant application (called an “A0”) was not funded, they had one chance to submit a revision (called an “A1”). If the A1 application was unsuccessful, the applicant was required to make significant changes in the application compared to the previous submissions.” Continue reading…


Directorate for Mathematics and Physical Sciences


Deadline: October 4, 2016

The Analysis Program supports basic research in that area of mathematics whose roots can be traced to the calculus of Newton and Leibniz. Given its centuries-old ties to physics, analysis has influenced developments from Newton’s mechanics to quantum mechanics and from Fourier’s study of heat conduction to Maxwell’s equations of electromagnetism to Witten’s theory of supersymmetry. More generally, research supported by Analysis provides the theoretical underpinning for the majority of applications of the mathematical sciences to other scientific disciplines.

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Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects

Deadline: October 26, 2016

The Division of Physics (PHY) supports physics research and education in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of physics disciplines that span scales of space and time from the largest to the smallest and the oldest to the youngest.

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