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Funding Opportunities, April 7

Federal Opportunities

Please contact Paul Montgomery (paul.montgomery@utk.edu) regarding your interest in federal opportunities.

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) has published its annual Young Investigator Program (YIP) solicitation.  (See “related documents” tab.)  The YIP seeks to “foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering.”  The research areas of interest are listed below, and a description of each is in the attachment.

The YIP supports PIs who: 

  • have received a PhD or equivalent degree on/after April 1, 2012;
  • have received a Ph.D. or equivalent degree between April 1, 2010 and April 1, 2012 and have served as a tenure-track faculty member for no more than two years prior to April 1, 2017, or held two consecutive post-doc positions, or held one post-doc and research associate position;
  • are employed full time in a permanent position;
  • are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents.  

Deadline: Proposals are due by June 1.
Anticipated Amount: Awards are typically $150K annually for three years.  AFOSR anticipates making 36 awards. 

Before preparing a proposal, it is recommended that you contact the appropriate program manager identified in the attachment in order to gauge interest in your idea and obtain feedback.  You should also examine the relevant AFOSR program review documents located under “research areas” here.  These documents offer a good overview of each AFOSR research area.

NOTE: Individuals interested in any solicitation that limits the number of submissions allowed by UT must submit a notification of interest to limitsub@utk.edu. See the ORE limited submission policy, view current and past opportunities, and sign up for the listserv.

NIH Opportunities

Join the UT NIH Research Community by contacting Jennifer Webster (jwebster@utk.edu) and start receiving the weekly NIH Digest.

  • NIH Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. (R01) (PAR-17-234)
  • NIH Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. (R21) (PAR-17-235)
  • NCI Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (R01) (PAR-17-240)

NSF Opportunities

Please contact Sharon Pound (spound@utk.edu) regarding your interest in NSF opportunities.

Dear Colleague Letters

  • Growing Convergence Research at NSF NSF 17-065 Apr. 3, 2017
  • Simulated and Synthetic Data for Infrastructure Modeling (SSDIM) NSF 17-074 Mar. 30, 2017

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