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Funding Opportunities, July 21

Federal Opportunities

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

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has published its FY 18 Basic Research Challenge (BRC) solicitation. This year’s BRC is interested in the following 4 topics:

  • Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra for Large-Scale, Efficient Matrix Computations
  • Levitated Optomechanics
  • Exploring Compositional Space to Predict and Evolve Multi-Principal Element Alloys
  • Guaranteed Performance of Multibody Control Systems

A maximum 5-page white paper is due by August 18, and a full proposal is due by November 17. ONR anticipates one award for topic 3 and multiple awards for the other topics, each totaling up to $6M over 4 years.

Humanities Opportunities

Please contact Alan Rutenberg (arutenberg@utk.edu) regarding your interest in Humanities opportunities.

The application deadline for ACLS Fellowships is September 27, 2017.The deadline for Guggenheim Fellowships is September 19, 2017. There will be separate workshops in late August devoted to each of these two fellowship programs.

Limited Submission Opportunities

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

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

The NSF’s Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) is a broad call for new approaches to designing and developing STEM learning in informal environments (i.e. outside of the formal classroom setting). Proposals should fit one of 6 tracks: (1) Pilots and Feasibility projects, (2) Research in Service to Practice projects, (3) Innovations in Development projects, (4) Broad Implementation projects, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-analyses projects, and (6) Conferences. AISL projects may be intended for public and/or professional audiences, but they must be primarily informal and add value to the STEM learning community.

AISL seeks to (a) advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments; (b) provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; (c) advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and (d) engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.

There are no restrictions on who may serve as PI. Integration with the arts and humanities is welcome, as long as the primary goal is the enhancement of STEM Learning. Due to the broad nature of the solicitation, we encourage interdisciplinary collaboration.

Please see the full opportunity description for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 7/28/2017 12 NOON
Application to Agency: 11/06/2017
Limit on Number of Applications: 3
Estimated Program Funding: Ranges from $75,000 to $3,000,000 depending on track. Total funding available: $33,000,000 to $44,000,000
Anticipated No. of Awards: 60-85 total

NIH Opportunities

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

  • NIH Standard Deadlines for Investigator-Initiated Research Projects
  • NIH Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21) (PA-17-323)
  • NIH Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Small Research Grant Program (R03) (PA-17-324)
  • NIH Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genomics Research Project Grant Program (R01) (PA-17-325)
  • NHLBI Preparing for Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trials for Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Diseases in the Inpatient Setting (U01) (RFA-HL-18-018)
  • NHLBI Increasing Use of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Traditional and Community Settings (R61/R33) (RFA-HL-18-019)
  • NHLBI Consortium Linking Oncology with Thrombosis (CLOT) (U01) (RFA-HL-18-021)
  • NIDA Development of a Device to Objectively Measure Pain (R43/R44) (RFA-DA-18-012)
  • NIDA Development of a Device to Objectively Measure Pain (R41/R42) (RFA-DA-18-013)

NSF Opportunities

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

  • Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) NSF 17-552
  • Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) NSF 15-577
  • Cultural Anthropology Scholars Awards Methodological Training for Cultural Anthropologists NSF 07-544
  • Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) NSF 17-576
  • EarthScope NSF 17-577

NSF Dear Colleague Letters

  • Announcement of an Effort to Expand the NSF INCLUDES National Network NSF 17-111 Jul. 11, 2017
  • Data-Driven Discovery Science in Chemistry (D3SC) NSF 17-112 Jul. 14, 2017
  • NSF/NSFC Joint Research on Environmental Sustainability Challenges NSF 17-099 Jul. 17, 2017