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Funding Opportunities Roundup, April 15

Limited Submissions

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

Innovation Corps- National Innovation Network Sites Program (I-Corps Sites)

The purpose of an I-Corps Site is to nurture and support multiple, local teams to transition their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace. A competitive proposal for an I-Corps Site will be led by an institution having an already existing unit whose goal is to assist faculty, students and other academic personnel to engage in entrepreneurial activities and transition scientific and technological innovations. Such units are typically called: innovation centers, entrepreneurial centers, technology incubators, etc. Their mission is to provide resources to individuals and teams in the form of space, seed funding, entrepreneurial mentoring, curriculum, or other assets needed to transition technology into the marketplace. While different institutions may choose different mechanisms for achieving the goals of an I-Corps Site, certain characteristics of a Site must be consistent – the make-up of the teams the Site supports, the origin and nature of the projects, and the kind of support that is provided to the teams by the Site.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 4/22/2016 12 PM
Application to Agency: 5/25/2016
Limit on Number of Applications: 1
Estimated Program Funding: $2.5M total
Anticipated No. of Awards: 15-20

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

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  • NIH Obesity Policy Evaluation Research (R01) (PA-16-165)
  • NIH Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology (R01) (PA-16-167)
  • NEI Research Grant for Vision Related Secondary Data Analysis (R21) (PAR-16-168)
  • NIDCD Noise-Induced Cochlear Synaptopathy: Basic Studies Informing Potential Therapies (R01) (PAR-16-170)
  • NIDDK / NICHD / NIMHD Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity Development (R01) (PA-16-169)
  • NIMH Research Partnerships for Scaling Up Mental Health Interventions in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (U19) (PAR-16-174)

NSF Opportunities

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

Dear Colleague Letters

National Science Foundation, Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (NSF/SBE) and US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) Opportunity for Collaborations in Economics and Psychology NSF 16-070 (Apr. 6, 2016)

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