Webinar: ABC’s of SBIR/STTR Funding

BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting will host a webinar that
discusses Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology
Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program basics, including purpose, eligibility and
funding.

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Location: Online
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
Cost: $25 per person

The webinar is designed to provide enough information for participants to determine
if they would like to seriously pursue proposal development and give them the
tools to begin the process.

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National Aeronautics & Space Administration: ROSES 2014: IceSAT 2 Science Definition Team

Deadline: June 2, 2014

This solicitation calls for proposals for membership in the ICESat 2 Science Definition Team (SDT) that will continue the science definition and planning activities for the mission from 2015 through to launch. Key activities during this period are continued scientific feedback on overall mission planning and development of higher level products, algorithms, and calibration and validation plans as the mission transitions to its operational phase

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National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS: Fundamental Mechanisms of Affective and Decisional Processes in Cancer Control (U01)

Deadline: May 10, 2014

National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for projects to generate fundamental knowledge of affective processes. Basic affective science projects should have key downstream consequences for single (e.g., genetic testing consent) and multiple (e.g., adherence to oral chemotherapy regimen) event decisions and behaviors across the cancer prevention and control continuum. The FOA is expected to encourage scientific disciplines that have not traditionally conducted cancer research – such as affective and cognitive neuroscience, decision science, and consumer science – to elucidate perplexing and understudied problems in basic affective and decision sciences with promise of having downstream implications for cancer prevention and control science.  This program will use the NIH U01 Research Project Cooperative Agreements award mechanism.

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Department of the Army: Research Program–Breakthrough Award Levels 3 and 4:

Deadline: May 14, 2014

The intent of the Breakthrough Award is to support promising research that has high potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer. The critical components of this award mechanism are:

–Impact: Research supported by the Breakthrough Award will have the potential for a major impact and accelerate progress toward ending breast cancer. The impact may be near-term or long-term, but must be significant and move beyond an incremental advancement. Applications must articulate the pathway to making a clinical impact for individuals with, or at risk for, breast cancer, even if clinical impact is not an immediate outcome.

–Research Scope: Research proposed under this award mechanism may be small- to large-scale projects, at different stages of idea and research development.

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Department of the Army: Breast Cancer Research Program–Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2

Deadline: May 14, 2014

The intent of the Breakthrough Award is to support promising research that has high potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer. The critical components of this award mechanism are:

–Impact: Research supported by the Breakthrough Award will have the potential for a major impact and accelerate progress toward ending breast cancer. The impact may be near-term or long-term, but must be significant and move beyond an incremental advancement. Applications must articulate the pathway to making a clinical impact for individuals with, or at risk for, breast cancer, even if clinical impact is not an immediate outcome.

–Research Scope: Research proposed under this award mechanism may be small- to large-scale projects, at different stages of idea and research development.

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National Science Foundation: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM)

Notice of Interest Deadline: April 14, 2014

NSF Proposal Deadline: August 14, 2014

This program makes grants to institutions of higher
education to support scholarships for academically talented students
demonstrating financial need, enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM
graduate school following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or
graduate-level degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics
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 on Number of Proposals per Organization:  An institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field. 

Budget: $50,000 to $70,000 annually.  Awards are not expected to exceed $600,000 in direct costs. 

Faculty who wish to apply to this program must email a notice of interest to Emily Njus Emily@uakron.edu no later than Monday April 14, 2014.  If the number of interested faculty exceeds the submission limit, an internal competition will be conducted.

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National Science Foundation: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

Notice of Interest Deadline: April 14, 2014

NSF Proposal Deadline: June 17, 2014

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice? Which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?’ Factors one might consider include: honor codes, professional ethics codes and licensing requirements, an ethic of service and/or service learning, life-long learning requirements, curricula or memberships in organizations (e.g. Engineers without Borders) that stress social responsibility and humanitarian goals, institutions that serve under-represented groups, institutions where academic and research integrity are cultivated at multiple levels, institutions that cultivate ethics across the curriculum, or programs that promote group work, or do not grade. Do certain labs have a ‘culture of academic integrity’? What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings?

Successful proposals will include a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors.

CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  An institution may submit only one (1) proposal as the lead.

Budget: $3,050,000 for an estimated 6-8 standard grants.  The maximum award duration is 5 years. 

Faculty who wish to apply to this program must email a notice of interest to Emily Njus Emily@uakron.edu no later than Monday April 14, 2014.  If the number of interested faculty exceeds the submission limit, an internal competition will be conducted.

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Grant Writing Class in Columbus, OH

Otterbein University, Office of Sponsored Programs and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Columbus, May 28-29, 2014.  This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you’ll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are available.  Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.

Educators can earn one semester unit of post-baccalaureate-level professional development credit from FPU for participation in a Grant Writing USA Workshop.

Tuition is $425 and includes all materials: workbook and accompanying 420MB resource CD that’s packed full of tools and more than 200 sample grant proposals.  Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary.

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National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health/CDC/DHHS: Workers’ Compensation Surveillance

Deadline: August 29, 2014

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) invites applications to compile, analyze, and disseminate workers’ compensation (WC) data to promote the prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, fatalities, and exposures to hazards within the states and throughout the nation.  A total of approximately $5.4 million is available.

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National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS: Novel Tools for Investigating Brain-derived GPCRs in Mental Health Research (R41/R42)

Deadline: August 5, 2014

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invites applications for Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to develop technologies and approaches (i.e., novel ways to use new or existing technologies) that will enable researchers to study the structure and/or function of brain localized G-protein coupled receptor proteins (GPCRs) and/or potentially identify novel selective and specific agonists/antagonists to these receptor subtypes, with a focus on mental health function or dysfunction, including HIV-related neurocognitive disorders.  Technologies and approaches aimed at known receptor subtypes or orphan receptors would be of potential interest to NIMH.  This FOA will utilize the R41/R42 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grant – Phase I, Phase II, and Fast-Track applications.

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