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Funding Opportunities Roundup, October 7

Limited Submission Opportunities

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

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice, and which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why? Successful proposals typically have a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors. CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Limit on Number of Applications: 1
Estimated Program Funding: $3.15 million total
Anticipated Number of Awards: 6-8
Cost Share: No

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE due: 10/10/2016 by 12:00 p.m.
Application to Agency due: 2/15/2017

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.

 

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

In order to contribute to a national innovation ecosystem, NSF established the NSF Innovation Corps Sites Program (NSF I-Corps Sites). Sites are funded at academic institutions, having already existing innovation or entrepreneurial units. 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.

There are two types of I-Corps Site proposals:

Type I: Type I proposals are submitted by institutions that have not had prior funding as an I-Corps Site. These proposals may request $100,000 per year for up to five years.
Type II:Type II proposals are submitted by institutions that have had prior funding as an I-Corps Site. These proposals may request up to $100,000 per year for up to three years.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

Limit on Number of Applications: 1
Estimated Program Funding: $2.5 million total
Anticipated Number of Awards: 15-25
Cost Share: No

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE due: 10/10/2016 by 12:00 p.m.
Application to Agency due: 2/9/2017

Federal Opportunities

Please notify Paul Montgomery (paul.montgomery@utk.edu)  of your interest in the following opportunities.

DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has recently published its Young Faculty Award (YFA) solicitation. YFA seeks single PI research proposals that “investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, devices, or systems.” DARPA’s mission is to “create technological surprise” and “change the possible,” so the agency is looking for high-risk/high-payoff ideas that could be transformative.

YFA supports assistant or associate professors within 8 years of appointment to a tenure track position.  Note that associate professors with tenure are eligible provided they are still within the 8-year appointment window.  In addition, there is no requirement for U.S. citizenship.  DARPA is particularly interested in eligible PIs who have not previously worked on DARPA programs, although the YFA is open to all qualified applicants. Awards are up to $250,000 annually for two years and up to $500,000 for one additional year is possible. DARPA typically funds around 30 awards.

DEADLINES:
Executive Summary (strongly encouraged, 1 page): 11/1/2016 by 4:00 p.m. EST
Proposal due 1/18/2017 by 4:00 p.m. EST

 

Department of Energy Funding Opportunities

All of the above FOAs may be accessed from the parent site.

NIH Opportunities

Join the UT NIH Research Community by contacting Jennifer Webster (jwebster@utk.edu) and start receiving the weekly NIH Digest.

  • NIH BRAIN Initiative: New Technologies and Novel Approaches for Large-Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (U01) (RFA-NS-17-003)
  • NIH BRAIN Initiative: Optimization of Transformative Technologies for Large Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (U01) (RFA-NS-17-004)
  • NIDA / NCI / NIAAA Multi-Site Studies for System-Level Implementation of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Services (R01) (PAR-16-455)
  • NIDA / NIAAA Multi-Site Pilot and Feasibility Studies for System-Level Implementation of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Services (R34) (PAR-16-456)

 


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