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Funding Opportunities Roundup: July 2

DoD Funding Opportunity for Research Equipment 

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: September 25, 2015.
Anticipated Funding Amount: Awards typically range from $50K to $1.5M (see section III.4.b.ii on p.5).

TBI Endpoints Development (TED) Initiative – Request for Applications

The Traumatic Brain Injury Endpoints Development (TED) Initiative is pleased to announce that the first phase of its application process for Seed Project Awards is now open. The TED Initiative will award two (2) one-year Seed Project Awards of $275,000 each, and two (2) one-year Exploratory Seed Project Awards of $150,000 each, with a start date in January 2016. The TED Initiative is funded by the Department of Defense (DOD) and managed by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

Submission is a two-step process requiring both (1) a Letter of Intent (LOI) and (2) an Invitation for Full Application.

See full FRA for details.

Letter of Intent: Due by 5:00 PM PST on July 31, 2015.
Application: Due by 5:00 PM PST on October 2, 2015.

NIH Opportunities

For more NIH Opportunities, join the UT NIH Research Community by contacting Jennifer Webster ( and start receiving the weekly NIH Digest.

  • NIH Pre-application: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (X02) (PAR-15-286)
  • NIH Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (U01) (PAR-15-287)
  • NICHD Bioengineering Research Partnership (BRP): Non- or Minimally-Invasive Methods to Measure Biochemical Substances during Neonatal and Perinatal Patient Care and Research (R01) (PAR-15-285)

Limited Submissions

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

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

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 RFP for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 7/8/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 10/5/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $6-9M total

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