Call for Proposals: IRIS Researcher Awards

The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) is excited to announce a second round of awards to fund researchers who will use the IRIS data to address questions about the social and economic returns to investments in research. Up to $15,000 for dissertation awards and up to $30,000 for early career and established researcher awards are available. 

Applicants do not need to be affiliated with a current IRIS member institution (see the list of IRIS members here: http://iris.isr.umich.edu/iris-members-map/). However, applicants must be currently affiliated with an academic or research institution in the United States. Beyond the financial award, IRIS provides a community for researchers as well as training and ongoing support. Awarded researchers will receive access to the current IRIS research data release files, which are further described here: http://iris.isr.umich.edu/research-data/.  

A complete application must be submitted to IRIS by October 1, 2018. Read more about the awards and find the application materials here: http://iris.isr.umich.edu/research/grants/ 

Additional information is available on the website here: http://iris.isr.umich.edu/research-data/grants/

National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Stipend Applications

The NEH Summer Stipend is a limited submission opportunity; as such, faculty members wishing to apply for the program must submit a Notification of Interest to the Office of Research Administration. Notification must be received by ORA no later than 5pm on Friday, August 10, 2017.

Materials can be sent directly to the Office of Research Administration or via email at Rschsrvsga8@uakron.edu

Please refer to the NEH website for full program details.

For further details on the Limited Submission process please visit our webpage.

Sony Research Award Program 2018 – Invitation to submit proposals

As part of one of the world’s most innovative and recognizable brands, Sony is committed to support university research and innovation in North America, while also fostering partnerships with university faculty and researchers. This Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge academic research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers. With awards up to $150,000 per year for each accepted proposal, both the Faculty Innovation Award and Focused Research Award create new opportunities for university faculties to engage in pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries and the future.

For more program details, please follow the link:  https://www.sony.com/research-award-program#Overview

Faculty Innovation Award:  up to $100K in funds to conduct cutting-edge research in Sony’s general areas of interest

Focused Research Award:  up to $150K to conduct research in the areas of Sony’s immediate interest

Submission window:   July 15-September 15, 2018

If interested, please consider submitting proposals to Sony within the scope described on the website following the guidelines.

American Heart Association Upcoming Deadlines

AHA Accepting Applications for 2019 Fellowships, Merit Award and AIREA Program – Deadlines in July

The American Heart Association is now accepting applications for five 2019 research award programs: AHA Predoctoral Fellowship, AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship, AHA Merit Award, and AHA Institutional Research Enhancement Award (AIREA). Grants@Heart is open for submission to these programs. Please see below for a complete list of deadlines for all 2019 programs.

You may monitor the AHA Application Information Web page for updates about subsequent programs. You can begin to prepare your application materials, even if Grants@Heart is not yet available for the program to which you will apply. The Supporting Documents
page lists the documents that will need to be uploaded to your application. Click on each document title for instructions.

Review the program description for qualifications, restrictions and peer review evaluation criteria, then create your application documents. Updated program description titles will begin with 2019 and will have application deadlines in 2018 and 2019.

AHA/Allen Brain Initiative – July 6 Application Deadline

The American Heart Association and the Frontiers Group, together with additional contributors, including the Oskar Fischer Project, have committed $43 million to disrupt the incremental trajectory of brain health science and open new frontiers of discovery that will improve and lengthen lives through the American Heart Association / Allen initiative in brain health and cognitive impairment. This initiative will identify and fund highly-promising teams of bioscience investigators pursuing creative, transformative ideas to move brain health and cognitive impairment science forward with greater speed.

The deadline for proposals is July 6, 2018. For details on the initiative and the application process, visit professional.heart.org/CognitiveResearch.

AHA Accepting Applications for 2019 Fellowships, Merit Award and AIREA Program – Deadlines in July

The American Heart Association is now accepting applications for five 2019 research award programs: AHA Predoctoral Fellowship, AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship, AHA Merit Award, and AHA Institutional Research Enhancement Award (AIREA). Grants@Heart is open for submission to these programs. Please see below for a complete list of deadlines for all 2019 programs.

You may monitor the AHA Application Information Web page for updates about subsequent programs. You can begin to prepare your application materials, even if Grants@Heart is not yet available for the program to which you will apply. The Supporting Documents
page lists the documents that will need to be uploaded to your application. Click on each document title for instructions.

Review the program description for qualifications, restrictions and peer review evaluation criteria, then create your application documents. Updated program description titles will begin with 2019 and will have application deadlines in 2018 and 2019.

Resubmission of a Previous AHA Application

Some AHA programs permit resubmission of the same or similar application (similar aims) as one submitted previously, up to three times (the original plus two resubmissions). In 2018-19, the resubmission option will be available for the Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship Program, AHA Predoctoral Fellowship, AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship, Career Development Award, Collaborative Sciences Award, and AHA Institutional Research Enhancement Award (AIREA).

After creating a new application in Grants@Heart, a returning applicant is given the option to copy a previous application.

Required AHA Professional Membership

Effective with deadlines after June 1, 2018, each applicant — including Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship applicants — must be an American Heart Association Professional Member. Applicants may renew or join membership via the Grants@Heart application site. You may also join or renew by phone at 301-223-2307 or 800-787-8984. There is a 3-5 day waiting period to process membership. Do not wait until the application deadline to renew or join.

Beginning with award start dates on July 1, 2018, awardees must maintain AHA Professional Membership for the entire term of funding. AHA awardees may use their AHA funding to pay AHA membership dues.

2018-19 Deadlines for AHA Research Support*

Letter of Intent Deadline
(if applicable)
Application Deadline Award Start Date
AHA Predoctoral Fellowship Wed., July 11, 2018 Jan. 1, 2019
AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship Thurs., July 12, 2018 Jan. 1, 2019
Institutional Undergraduate Student Fellowship Wed., July 18, 2018 Jan. 1, 2019
AHA Institutional Research Enhancement Award Thurs., July 19, 2018 Jan. 1, 2019
Merit Award Tues., July 24, 2018 Invited Applicants:
Thurs., October 11, 2018
April 1, 2019
Collaborative Sciences Award Tues., Oct. 9, 2018 Invited Applicants:
Thurs., January 31, 2019
July 1, 2019
Career Development Award Wed., October 17, 2018 April 1, 2019
Established Investigator Award Tues., Oct. 23, 2018 Invited Applicants:
Tues., January 15, 2019
April 1, 2019
Innovative Project Award Mon., Oct. 29, 2018 Invited Applicants:
Thurs., January 17, 2019
July 1, 2019
Transformational Project Award Wed., January 23, 2019 July 1, 2019

*Subject to change. Current information at professional.heart.org/application information.

Strategically Focused Research Network awards will be offered in 2018-19. Topics and deadlines are to be announced. Grants@Heart will open for submission approximately two months prior to each program deadline.

Contact Us

AHA research staff is available Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 p.m. Central Time to assist with the application process and to answer questions. Contact us by emailing apply@heart.org or by calling 214- 360-6107, option 1. We will reply as quickly as possible.

AHA Funding Opportunities Webinar
Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 1:30 pm Central

Applicants, grant officers, and anyone interested in learning about AHA’s current research funding opportunities are welcome to attend this 30-minute session (20-minute overview, followed by a 10-minute Q&A session).

Audio (call-in via telephone): 1-800-832-0736
Conference Room Number: 6229112#
Video link: https://heartu.adobeconnect.com/funding/

If you have never before attended an Adobe Connect meeting, test your connection:
https://heartu.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html

Please direct questions to Elizabeth.Cooper@heart.org

SBIR Road Tour – Seeding America’s Future Innovations

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Federal and State Program Managers representing the $2.5 billion in early stage funding have been invited to attend a series of events alongside technology entrepreneurs and innovation supporters from across the United States.

Coming to Columbus, Ohio on June 20, 2018 at the Ohio State University (OSU SBIR Agenda_Final)

This is a great opportunity to help get your research funded through the SBA and meet with program managers from the following agencies:

  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Department of Defense – Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
  • Department of Defense – Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
  • Department of Defense – Navy
  • Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Department of Health and Human Services – National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

For more information and to register, see the SBIR Road Tour – Columbus, OH page.

Registration deadline is June 13, 2018 by 11:59 pm.