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Funding Opportunities Roundup, April 1

Federal Opportunities

Please notify Paul Montgomery (paul.montgomery@utk.edu) of your interest in the following opportunities. 

DoD Funding Opportunity for Research Equipment 

See New Proposal Deadline Below
DoD has recently published the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) solicitation.  DURIP provides funds to purchase equipment that will enhance university research and education in areas important to DoD; in particular,  proposals must address “the impact of the equipment on the institution’s ability to educate students through research, in disciplines important to DoD missions.”

If you wish to pursue this opportunity, discuss your equipment needs and research ideas with your current or former DoD program manager. Also, please notify Paul Montgomery in the Office of Research and Engagement if  you intend to submit a proposal and if you need ORE assistance in doing so.

See full RFP for details.

Proposals Due: July 22, 2016
Anticipated Funding Amount: Awards typically range from $50K to $1.5M (see section III.4.b.ii on p.5).

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 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T35) (PA-16-151)
  • NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (Parent T32) (PA-16-152)
  • NIH Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R01) (PA-16-146)
  • NIH Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R21) (PA-16-147)
  • NICHD Archiving and Documenting Child Health and Human Development Data Sets (R03) (PAR-16-149)

NSF Opportunities

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

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2: SSE & SSI) NSF 16-532

The goal of the SI2 program is to create a software ecosystem that includes all levels of the software stack and scales from individual or small groups of software innovators to large hubs of software excellence. The program addresses all aspects of cyberinfrastructure, from embedded sensor systems and instruments, to desktops and high-end data and computing systems, to major instruments and facilities. The SI2 program includes three classes of awards, two of which are addressed in this solicitation:

  • Scientific Software Elements (SSE): targets small groups that will create and deploy robust software elements for which there is a demonstrated; these software elements will in turn advance one or more significant areas of science and engineering.
  • Scientific Software Integration (SSI): targets larger, interdisciplinary teams organized around the development and application of common software infrastructure aimed at solving common research problems faced by NSF researchers in one or more areas of science and engineering. SSI awards will result in a sustainable community software framework serving a diverse community or communities.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 22

Anticipated Funding Amount:
SSE: maximum of $500,000 over 3 years.
SSI: maximum of $1 million/year over 3-5 years

Full Proposal Deadline:
SSE: Apr. 26, 2016, and Feb. 21, 2017;
SSI: Sept. 19, 2016, and Sept. 19, 2017

NSF Dear Colleague Letters

  • Developing New Data to Illuminate Science and Innovation Policy NSF 16-063 (Mar. 24, 2016)

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