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Funding Opportunities Roundup: May 29

Call for Applications: Epilepsy Research Recognition Awards Program

The American Epilepsy Society (AES) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the annual Epilepsy Research Recognition Awards Program. This is a public recognition program designed to encourage and reward clinical and basic science investigators whose research contributes importantly to understanding and conquering epilepsy. Funds for the program have been generously provided by the American Epilepsy Society.

The American Epilepsy Society is one of the oldest neurological professional organizations in the United States. The Society seeks to promote interdisciplinary communication, scientific investigation, and exchange of clinical information about epilepsy. Membership consists of clinicians, scientists investigating basic and clinical aspects of epilepsy, and other professionals interested in seizure disorders.

AES holds an Annual Meeting which features symposia, lectures, poster presentations, and exhibitions. This meeting offers members a forum for communicating and disseminating current findings in the field of epilepsy. The meeting attracts over 4,500 professionals and offers excellent opportunities for networking and sharing of ideas.

Please see website for eligibility, application instructions and previous award winners.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000
Deadline: August 3, 2015.

Call for Proposals: AAC&U’s 2016 Annual Meeting

The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) invites proposals of substantive, interactive sessions that will raise provocative questions, engage participants in consideration of evidence of “what works,” and create and encourage dialogue—before, during, and after the conference itself.

AAC&U welcomes compelling session proposals in the following key topic areas:

  • Scaling Evidence-Based Student Success Interventions
  • Promoting Comprehensive Institutional Models that Braid Quality and Equity Together
  • Connecting General Education with Students’ Questions and Society’s Needs
  • Leveraging Technology to Increase Student Success with Liberal Learning Outcomes
  • Influencing Campus and Public Policy Affecting Liberal Education, Quality, and Student Success
  • Integrating Global Learning and Civic Engagement across the Curriculum

Please see website for more information.

Deadline: Please submit your proposal on or before Friday, July 17, 2015.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative NSF 15-569

With the goal of encouraging research independence immediately upon obtaining one’s first academic position after receipt of the PhD, the Directorate for CISE will award grants to initiate the course of one’s independent research. It is expected that funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first two years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than a total of five years after completion of their PhD. It is expected that these funds will allow the new CISE Research Initiation Initiative PI to support one or more graduate students for up to two years. More information >>

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 35-40
Anticipated Funding Amount: Each award will be up to $175,000 for up to 24 months

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time): Sept. 30, 2015

Guggenheim Foundation, Harry Frank – Research Grants on Understanding Violence, Agression, and Dominance

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.

Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Research with no relevance to understanding human problems will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.

Most awards fall within the range of $15,000 to $40,000 per year for periods of one or two years. Applications for larger amounts and longer durations must be very strongly justified.

Please see the full RFP for details.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $80,000
Deadline: August 1, 2015

National Science Foundation – Science, Technology, and Society (STS)

The Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical (STEM) disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science.

The program’s review process is approximately six months. It includes appraisal of proposals by ad hoc reviewers selected for their expertise and by an advisory panel that meets twice a year. The deadlines for the submission of proposals are February 2nd for proposals to be funded as early as July, and August 3rd for proposals to be funded in or after January. There is one exception: Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant proposals will have only one deadline per year, August 3rd.

Please see the full RFP for details.


Full Proposal Deadline Date:  August 3, 2015
August 3, Annually Thereafter

Full Proposal Deadline Date:  February 2, 2016
February 2, Annually Thereafter

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.

  • NIH The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (R01) (PA-15-261)
  • NIH The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (R15) (PA-15-260)
  • NIH The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (R03) (PA-15-262)
  • NIH The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (R21) (PA-15-263)
  • NIA Conference Grants to Advance Collaborative Research on Aging Biology (R13) (PAR-15-265)
  • NIMHD Advancing Health Disparities Interventions Through Community-Based Participatory Research (U01) (RFA-MD-15-010)
  • NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research Focused on Precision Medicine (U54) (RFA-MD-15-013)

Limited Submissions

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

Addressing HIV Care & Housing Coordination through Data Integration to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum

This announcement solicits applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 to support a single organization that will serve as the Coordination and Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) for a new initiative entitled Addressing HIV Care and Housing Coordination through Data Integration to Improve Health Outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum. Recognizing the role of housing in supporting Persons Living with HIV (PLWH), this initiative seeks to support the electronic integration of housing and HIV care data systems in the coordination of housing and HIV care services. A technology-based approach to improve the coordination of housing and HIV care services has the potential to improve health outcomes along the HIV Care Continuum especially among racial and ethnic minority PLWH who are unstably housed, at risk for, or experiencing homelessness.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Notification of Interest to ORE: 5/29/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 7/20/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $6M total


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