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Funding Opportunities Roundup, November 18

NIH Opportunities

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  • NCI Innovative Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R21) (RFA-CA-17-010)
  • NCI Advanced Development and Validation of Emerging Molecular and Cellular Analysis Technologies for Basic and Clinical Cancer Research (R33) (RFA-CA-17-011)
  • NIA Research Career Enhancement Award to Advance Therapy Development for Alzheimer’s (K18) (PAR-17-052)
  • NIGMS Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25) (PAR-17-051)
  • NIGMS Research Education: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program (R25) (PAR-17-053)

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NSF Opportunities

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

Innovation Corps Teams Program (I-Corps Teams) NSF 12-602

NSF seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon fundamental research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society. To jumpstart a national innovation ecosystem, NSF has established the NSF Innovation Corps Teams Program (NSF I-Corps Teams). The purpose is to identify NSF-funded researchers who will receive additional support – in the form of mentoring and funding – to accelerate innovation that can attract subsequent third-party funding. NSF I-Corps Teams give access to resources to help determine the readiness to transition technology developed by previously-funded or currently-funded NSF projects. The outcomes of I-Corps Teams projects will be threefold: 1) a clear go or no go decision regarding viability of products and services, 2) should the decision be to move the effort forward, a transition plan for those projects to move forward, and 3) a technology demonstration for potential partners. WEBINAR: A webinar will be held on the first Tuesday of every month to answer questions about this program. Details will be posted on the I-Corps website (see http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/program.jsp) as they become available.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $50,000 per award

Submission Windows: January 1, 2017-March 15, 2017; April 1, 2017- June 15, 2017; July 1, 2017-September 15, 2017


Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS) NSF 17-521

This program will support research projects to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for improvement of the security, reliability, and efficiency of the modern power grid. The program is a partnership between the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability (OE) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Anticipated Funding Amount: Total $1.2 million for 4-10 awards

Full Proposal due: February 13, 2017


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