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Funding Opportunities Roundup: May 22

Call for Proposals: Collaborators for Change

2015 Collaborators for Change The inaugural Collaborators for Change diversity summit presented best practices in diversity and inclusion to members of our campus’s diversity councils and commissions. This year we want to focus on how to turn these concepts and ideas into practice in our work and daily experiences. To that end, this year’s theme is “Ideas into Practice.”

Faculty and staff from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville are invited to submit proposals for presentations, panels, workshops, interactive sessions, social drama, or posters/exhibits addressing diversity and inclusion. We hope to address a range of critically important issues and themes for our campus. Diversity and inclusion work is everyone’s every day business. We are eager to hear about your projects and strategies to advance diversity and inclusion at UT. We encourage you to submit more than one proposal if you have multiple presentation ideas.

We are specifically looking for case studies that exemplify real-world practice and/or disruption of:

  • Power and privilege
  • Race, ethnicity, and Whiteness
  • Religious expression and inclusion
  • Solidarity and individualism
  • (Dis)Abilities, access, and inclusion
  • Cooperation vs. co-opting
  • Gender identity and expression
  • Intragroup conflict
  • Sexual orientation and expression
  • Expressions of identity by in-groups and out-groups
  • Discrimination and microaggressions (ageism, sexism, racism, ableism, etc.)
  • Social construction and evolution of identities

Proposals extending beyond these thematic areas will be considered as long as the case study approach is a fundamental component of the presentation. We will favor proposals that accomplish any of the following:

  • Demonstrates effectiveness of the practice
  • Advances knowledge base of existing literature and theory
  • Features presenters of different university statuses, identities, experiences
  • Improves university capacity and engagement in diversity and inclusion
  • Transforms curriculums and/or programs to enhance diverse and underrepresented perspectives

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Closing Date for Submissions: June 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Proposals will be reviewed and selected by the summit planning. You will be notified by June 30, 2015 if your proposal is accepted.

Documenting Endangered Languages NSF 15-567

This program is a partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support projects that develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant, Continuing Grant, Fellowship, or Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 26-30, including up to 12 Fellowships
Anticipated Funding Amount: Total of $4.5 million
Full Proposal Deadline: Sept. 15, 2015

NSF Broadening Participation Portfolio

NSF has a variety of approaches to broaden participation across its many programs. Some programs go beyond the standard criteria. They range from encouraging language to specific requirements, capacity building, research centers, partnerships, and alliances; to the use of co-funding or supplements; to existing awards in core research programs. The portfolio is divided into three categories: (1) programs primarily focused on broadening participation, (2) programs with broadening participation as one of several emphases, and (3) Dear Colleague Letters expressing interest in specific aspects of broadening participation.

For further information, contact Dr. Wanda E. Ward, Phone: 703-292-8040, E-mail: broadpart@nsf.gov
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/od/broadeningparticipation/bp_portfolio_dynamic.jsp

NIH Opportunities

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

  • NINDS Faculty Development Award to Promote Diversity in Neuroscience Research (K01) (PAR-15-257)

Limited Submissions

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

Advancing Health Disparities Interventions through Community-Based Participatory Research (U01)

The purpose of this FOA is to support promising community interventions using CBPR principles and approaches aimed at reducing and eventually eliminating health disparities. The goal of the NIMHD Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Program is to promote and support collaborative interventions that involve all relevant partners in the translational research process – planning, implementing, evaluating and disseminating community level interventions aimed at improving health and addressing health disparities. In the health disparities framework, this includes partnership approaches that focus on changing the determinants of health or the community conditions and environments, in which their members are born, mature, play, study, work and age.

For the purpose of this FOA, ‘community’ refers to a population that may be defined by geography, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, illness or other health condition, or to groups that have a common health-related interest or cause. Communities must include significant representation of one or more NIH-designated US health disparity populations, which include Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations and rural populations.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 5/26/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 8/3/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $10M total

Pew Scholars Program – Biomedical Sciences

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in their first few years of their appointment at the assistant professor level (Appointments such as Research Assistant Professor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor Research Track, Visiting Professor or Instructor are not eligible.).

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 5/26/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 8/3/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $240K total

Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research Focused on Precision Medicine (U54)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers (TCCs) for health disparities research exploring the potential for precision medicine – an emerging approach that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle – to promote health equity and reduce health disparities. Priorities include: 1) development of new tools and analytic methods for integrating patient data with information about contextual factors acting at the community or population level to influence health; 2) development of pharmacogenomic and other precision medicine tools to identify critical biomarkers for disease progression and drug responses in diverse populations; 3) translation of pharmacogenomic discoveries into effective treatment or clinical practice; and 4) investigation of facilitators and barriers to implementing precision medicine approaches in disadvantaged populations.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 5/26/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 8/17/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $6M total

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