NSF Announcement

Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce that a revised version of the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide has been issued.  The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide has been updated to align with changes to NSF’s Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1). All References to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Award & Administration Guide (AAG) have been replaced with references to the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG). Editorial changes have also been made to either clarify or enhance the intended meaning of a sentence or section or to ensure consistency with data contained in NSF systems or other NSF policy documents.

The new NSF Grants.gov Application Guide will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017.

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact the Policy Office on (703) 292-8243 or by e-mail to policy@nsf.gov. For technical questions relating to Grants.gov, please contact Grants.gov directly at 1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov.

Biomedical Grants

NIBIB Biomedical Technology Resource Centers

Deadline: January 7, 2017

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) invites applications for Biomedical Technology Resource Centers (BTRCs). BTRCs conduct research and development on new technologies that are driven by the needs of basic, translational, and clinical researchers.

Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants

Deadline: January 7, 2017

NIH and it’s participating Institutes and Centers invite applications which establish the feasibility of technologies, techniques or methods that: 1) explore a new multidisciplinary approach to a biomedical challenge; 2) are high-risk but have high impact; and 3) develop data that may lead to significant future research.

Bioengineering Research Grants

Deadline: January 7, 2017

National Institutes of Health (NIH) and its participating Institutes and Centers invite applications for collaborations between the life and physical sciences that: 1) apply a multidisciplinary bioengineering approach to the solution of a biomedical problem; and 2) integrate, optimize, validate, translate or otherwise accelerate the adoption of promising tools, methods and techniques for a specific research or clinical problem in basic, translational, or clinical science and practice.

Research Vivarium Job Opening

We are looking for an experienced animal facility manager to join The University of Akron.  UA is located in the heart of Akron, surrounded by restaurants, Lock 3, the Akron Rubber Ducks minor league baseball team, and three world-class hospitals, with easy expressway access from all directions.  The University of Akron’s leaders are committed to the continuing growth of Akron’s research enterprise, and the facility is vital to the cutting edge research being done, especially in fields involving polymers and biomedical research.  Check us out at www.uakron.edu, www.uakron.edu/research/ora, and explore Akron at http://www.downtownakron.com/.

Please share this opportunity with any colleagues who might be interested!

To apply, go to: https://www.uakron.edu/hr/jobopenings/openings.dot                    

Deadline: Dec. 7, 2016

NSF Opportunities

United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science

Deadline: February 15, 2017

The United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science (USICCS) program is a joint program of NSF and the United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF). The program supports research projects that develop new knowledge in the theory of computing; algorithm design and analysis; design, verification, and evaluation of software systems; and revolutionary computing models based on emerging scientific ideas.

Algorithms for Threat Detection

Deadline:  February 21, 2017

The Algorithms for Threat Detection (ATD) program will support research projects to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for analysis of large spatiotemporal datasets with application to quantitative models of human dynamics. The program is a partnership between the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA).

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation

Deadline: February 21, 2017

Scientific discovery and innovation are advancing along fundamentally new pathways opened by development of increasingly sophisticated software. Software is also directly responsible for increased scientific productivity and significant enhancement of researchers’ capabilities. In order to nurture, accelerate and sustain this critical mode of scientific progress, NSF has established the Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program, with the overarching goal of transforming innovations in research and education into sustained software resources that are an integral part of the cyberinfrastructure.

February NSF Grant Opportunities

Earth Sciences: Laboratory Technician Support

Deadline: February 9, 2017

Under this solicitation EAR/IF will consider proposals for Laboratory Technician Support to provide for optimal and efficient operation of advanced instrumentation, analytical protocol development, and user training for Earth science research instrumentation.

Geography and Spatial Sciences Program – Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards

Deadline: February 9, 2017

As specified in the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program strategic plan, the goals of the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program are the following:

  • To promote scientific research in geography and the spatial sciences that advances theory and basic understanding and that addresses the challenges facing society.
  • To promote the integration of geographers and spatial scientists in interdisciplinary research.
  • To promote education and training of geographers and spatial scientists in order to enhance the capabilities of current and future generations of researchers.
  • To promote the development and use of scientific methods and tools for geographic research.

Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies

Deadline: February 10, 2017

The intention of this program is to advance technologies that specifically focus on the experiences of learners; innovations that simply focus on making teaching easier will not be funded. Proposals that focus on teachers or facilitators as learners are invited; the aim in these proposals should be to help teachers and facilitators capitalize on the affordances of technology and fundamental knowledge about how people learn to make the learning experiences of learners more effective.

Algorithms for Modern Power Systems  (AMPS)

Deadline: February 13, 2017

The Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS) program will support research projects to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for improvement of the security, reliability, and efficiency of the modern power grid. The program is a partnership between the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability (OE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science

Deadline: Preliminary, February 14, 2017; Full Proposal, May 16, 2017

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields.  NSF INCLUDES supports efforts to create networked relationships among organizations whose goals include developing talent from all sectors of society to build the STEM workforce.