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Funding Opportunities, July 14

Limited Submission Opportunities

Find information about limited submissions on the Limited Submissions Opportunities page.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Pathways into Geoscience (IUSE: GEOPATHS) 

IUSE: GEOPATHS invites proposals that specifically address the current needs and opportunities related to undergraduate education within the geosciences community. The primary goal of the IUSE: GEOPATHS funding opportunity is to increase the number of undergraduate students interested in pursuing undergraduate degrees and/or post-graduate degrees in geoscience through the design and testing of novel approaches for engaging students in authentic, career-relevant experiences in geoscience. In order to broaden participation in the geosciences, engaging undergraduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups or from non-geoscience degree programs is a priority. The IUSE: GEOPATHS solicitation features two funding tracks: (1) Engaging students in the geosciences through extra-curricular experiences and training activities (GEOPATHS-EXTRA), and (2) Improving pathways into the geosciences through institutional collaborations and transfer (GEOPATHS-IMPACT).

Please see the full opportunity description for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 7/18/2017 12 NOON
Application to Agency: 10/10/2017
Limit on Number of Applications: 1
Estimated Program Funding: $10M total
Anticipated No. of Awards: 16

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Sites

A RET in Engineering and Computer Science Site project is an independent proposal to provide groups of in-service and pre-service K-12 STEM teachers and/or full-time community college faculty with discovery and technology-based research experiences in engineering and/or computer science laboratories and facilities, which will then be incorporated into their classroom activities during the school year. A RET in Engineering and Computer Science Site project may be conducted during the summer, academic year, or both, and each must have a well-defined research focus, with clearly articulated projects and activities for 10 or more teachers and/or community college faculty per year.

A RET Site proposal must be submitted by a College, School, or Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and/or Information Science and must involve 10 or more teachers and/or full- time community college faculty in an engineering and/or computer and/or information science research project for a duration of at least six weeks during the summer.

Please see the full opportunity description for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 7/18/2017 12 NOON
Application to Agency: 10/10/2017
Limit on Number of Applications: 3
Estimated Program Funding: $6M total
Anticipated No. of Awards: 9

Pew Charitable Trusts: Health Impact Project

The Health Impact Project calls for conducting a health impact assessment (HIA) that will be used in educating the public on the social and economic factors that are key in making decisions about and improving health at the local level. The HIA must address the needs of one of the listed Places of Interest. In Tennessee, the relevant Places of Interest are Campbell, Cocke, Grundy, Hancock, Hardeman, Haywood, Jackson, Lake, Lauderdale, Scott, and Shelby counties. The Health Impact Project identified places with the greatest opportunities to address social and economic factors affecting health and health disparities based on County Health Rankings and Roadmaps data, as well as other data sources on poverty and economic mobility. The conducted HIA will be used to enable non-health and healthcare-related sectors and groups, such as schools, neighborhood communities, and workplaces, to make informed health care decisions for their communities.

Applicants must be physically located in Tennessee and performing work in one or more of the Places of Interest. Cross-sector collaboration is encouraged although at least one person on the project team must have experience using public health data and conducting literature reviews.

Please see the full opportunity description for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 7/21/2017 12 NOON
Application to Agency: 9/15/2017
Limit on Number of Applications: 1
Estimated Program Funding: $100,000 total
Anticipated No. of Awards: 4

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 policyview current and past opportunities, and sign up for the listserv.

NIH Opportunities

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  • NIH Standard Deadlinesfor Investigator-Initiated Research Projects
  • NIH Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Specialized Research Centers (MRSRCs) (P50)(RFA-AR-18-001)
  • NCCIH Limited Competition: Research Resource for Systematic Reviews of Complementary and Integrative Health (R24) (RFA-AT-17-003)
  • NHGRI Centers of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research (CEER) (RM1)(RFA-HG-17-006)
  • NIA Mobile Monitoring of Cognitive Change (U2C)(RFA-AG-18-012)
  • NIEHS / NCI Expanding Genome Integrity Assays to Population Studies (U01)(RFA-ES-17-006)
  • NINDS Clinical Research Sites for the Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT sites) (U24)(RFA-NS-17-024)
  • RELATED SPONSOR: FDA Academic Development of a Training Program for Good Laboratory Practices in High Containment Environments (U24)(RFA-FD-17-013)
  • RELATED SPONSOR: FDA Global Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (U18)(RFA-FD-17-014)

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