University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Current Limited Submissions Announcements

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Brain Research Foundation: 2018 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: http://www.thebrf.org/for-researchers/fayfrank-seed-grant-program/

Keywords: Brain Function, molecular and clinical neuroscience

Award Details: Up to $80K over two years ($40K per year)

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses

Eligibility: Must be an Assistant or Associate Professor. See guidelines for further eligibility requirements.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, 10/20/2017 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Wednesday, 11/08/2017 by 9AM

Sponsor Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, 03/28/2018, 4PM CST

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Blavatnik Family Foundation: 2018 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: http://blavatnikawards.org/awards/national-awards/

Keywords: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, Chemistry

Award Details: Up to $250K in unrestricted funds

Number of UConn Applicants: 3 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses, one each from Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry

Eligibility: Nominees must be born in or after 1976, hold a doctorate degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc), currently hold a faculty position at an invited institution (like UConn/UConn Health), and research as a principal investigator in one of the disciplinary categories in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, or Chemistry.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, 10/6/2017 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Wednesday, 10/18/2017 by 9AM

Sponsor Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, 11/15/2017, 11:59PM PT

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Johnson & Johnson: 2018 Women in STEM2D Scholars Program (WiSTEM2D)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a Notification of Intent to Submit form by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.jnj.com/wistem2d

Award Details: Up to $50K per year for three years (total $150K)

Number of UConn Applicants: Up to six across all UConn campuses, one each in the categories of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Wednesday, 9/27/2017 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 10/6/2017 by 4PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 10/31/2017 by 5 PM

Additional information: In your NOI project description, please indicate the award category/categories for which you would like to be considered.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

NSF: 2018 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (NSF AISL)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a Notification of Intent to Submit form by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17573/nsf17573.htm

Keywords: STEM education, informal learning environments, program design and development

Award Details: Limits for funding requests of AISL proposals are as follows: (1) Pilots and Feasibility projects: up to $300,000 with durations up to two years; (2) Research in Service to Practice projects: from $300,000 to $2,000,000 with durations from two to five years; (3) Innovations in Development projects: $500,000 to $3,000,000 with durations from two to five years; (4) Broad Implementation projects from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 with durations from three to five years; (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-analyses projects up to $250,000 with durations of up to two years; and (6) Conferences up to $250,000 with durations of up to two years

Number of UConn Applicants: 3 from Storrs/Regional Campuses, 3 from UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: 9/15/2017 by 5 PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 9/29/2017 by 5 PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 11/6/2017 by 5 PM

Additional information:

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

NSF: 2018 Research Traineeship Program (NSF NRT)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a Notification of Intent to Submit form by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16503/nsf16503.htm. See note below.

Keywords: STEM, Graduate Education

Award Details: Traineeship Track Awards up to $3 million over up to 5 years. Innovations in Graduate Education Track Awards between $300K and $500K over up to 3 years.

Number of UConn Applicants: Up to 2 applicants in each track (see Award Details)

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: 7/31/17 by 9 AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 8/21/17 by 9 AM

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: Anticipated 12/8/17 (see note below)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Anticipated 1/8/2018 (see note below)

Additional information: We offer this internal call for proposals for the NSF NRT in anticipation of the program being offered again for 2018. Since the official solicitation for this year’s competition has not yet been released by the NSF, the sponsor LOI and proposal deadlines, as well as program guidelines, are estimates only and should be verified. The program information link above is from last year’s competition and has been provided for reference. The areas of focus described therein are subject to change.
For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

2018 NEH Summer Stipend

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a Notification of Intent to Submit form by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.neh.gov/files/grants/summer-stipends-sep-27-2017.pdf

Award Details: $6,000.00 for two consecutive months of full-time time work on the project.

Eligibility: All applicants must have completed their formal education by the application deadline. Applicants who have satisfied all the requirements for a degree and are awaiting its conferral may apply, but such applicants need a letter from the dean of the conferring school, attesting to the applicant’s status as of September 27, 2017. See program for additional details and other eligibility requirements (particularly regarding collaborative research).

Number of UConn Applicants: 2 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: 7/28/2017 by 9 AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 8/14/2017 by 9 AM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 9/27/2017

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

2018 NSF: Major Research Instrumentation (NSF MRI)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a Notification of Intent to Submit form by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15504/nsf15504.htm

Award Details: Up to $4 million. Award period up to three years for acquisition proposals and up to five years for development proposals.

Number of UConn Applicants: 3 from Storrs/Regional Campuses, 3 from UConn Health.

Eligibility: Proposals for major research instruments in the fields of science, engineering, mathematics or education research that are typically supported by NSF programs. Proposals centered on research related to human/animal disease (etiology, diagnosis, treatment, animal models, drug development/testing, etc.) are not eligible. However, proposals centered on instruments for bioengineering, bioinformatics, and biocomputing are eligible. See program guidelines for more detail.

Special Considerations: Cost sharing of precisely 30% of the total project cost is required. If three proposals are submitted by UConn, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition).

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: 7/31/2017 by 9:00AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 8/21/2017 by 9:00AM to research@uconn.edu

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Anticipated 1/10/2018 (please verify with sponsor if selected to submit)

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

2018 PhRMA Foundation Pre Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology / Toxicology

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and the Graduate School are pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award for graduate students. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which student will be selected as the official applicant from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All students who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form by the due date listed below. Applicants must be selected and approved by the OVPR/Graduate School to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: http://www.phrmafoundation.org/2018-awards/pre-doctoral-fellowship-awards/pharmacology-toxicology/

Keywords: pharmacology; toxicology;

Award Details: Up to $20K stipend support for one or two years

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time, in-residence pharmacology or toxicology students enrolled in U.S. schools of medicine, pharmacy, public health, dentistry, or veterinary medicine. Eligible candidates will have completed most of their pre-thesis requirements (at least two years of study) and be engaged in thesis research as Ph.D. candidates by the time the award is activated. An individual may not simultaneously hold or interrupt any other fellowship providing stipend support while the PhRMA Foundation fellowship is active. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses. (An inquiry has been made to the sponsor to see if UConn Health may have a separate applicant. Please check back for updates.)

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: 6/30/2017 at noon

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 7/14/2017

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline (invite-only): 9/1/2017

Additional information: If more than one Notification of Intent is received by the deadline, instructions will be sent to all interested parties regarding what should be included in the pre-proposal.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

2018 W. M. Keck Foundation Research Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a 1-page concept paper by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: http://www.wmkeck.org/grant-programs/research

Keywords: medical research, science and engineering research, high-risk/unconventional

Award Details: $500K-$5M (typically $2M or less), award period 1-5 years

Number of UConn Applicants: Up to 1 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses in each of the categories (Medical / Science and Engineering)

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Not applicable

Internal 1-Page Concept Paper Deadline: 6/19/2017 by 9AM to research@uconn.edu

Additional information: See Keck foundation website for important info on concept papers. We encourage applicants to read about the foundation’s funding priorities before preparing a concept paper. We also recommend that applicants append to their 1-page concept paper excerpts from NSF/NIH panel reviews indicating that the proposed project is unconventional or high-risk. This will be the only call for concept papers for the 2017-2018 academic year.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

2018 Pew Biomedical Scholars

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a pre-proposal by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/pew-biomedical-scholars/program-details

Keywords: biomedical, interdisciplinary approaches, high-risk

Award Details: Up to $60K per year for 4 years (total $240K)

Eligibility: Must have doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine, or related; as of 10/23/17 must hold full time appointment at rank of Assistant Professor (Appointments such as Research Assistant Professor, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor Research Track, Visiting Professor or Instructor are not eligible); must not be appointed before 7/7/14; may not be nominated more than 2 times total.

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Not applicable for this competition

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 6/16/2017 by 9AM to research@uconn.edu

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: 7/7/17 (submitted by OVPR)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 10/23/17 (submitted by selected applicant)

Additional information: Pre-proposals for this program should include: a 2-page research project summary, curriculum vitae, and a letter of support from the head of their department.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

2018 NSF ADVANCE Adaptation Track

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a Notification of Intent to Submit form by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16594/nsf16594.htm

Keywords: STEM, gender inequity, expanding participation

Award Details: Up to $1M for 3 years

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 from Storrs/Regional Campuses, 1 from UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: 6/16/2017 by 5PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 7/10/2017 by 9AM to research@uconn.edu

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: 8/9/2017 by 5PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 9/13/2017 by 5PM

Additional information: None

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

NSF: Toward a Leadership-Class Computing Facility

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a Notification of Intent to Submit form by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17558/nsf17558.htm

Keywords: acquisition and development, High-Performance Computing system

Award Details: $60M for up to 5 years

Eligibility: PIs or co-PIs are expected to commit at least 50% time to this activity. Individuals may only be PI / Co-PI on one proposal.

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 from Storrs/Regional Campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: 6/9/17 by 5PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 6/16/17 by 5PM

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: 7/14/2017 by 5PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 11/20/2017 by 5PM

Additional information: None

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

2018 Searle Scholars Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a Notification of Intent to Submit form by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: http://www.searlescholars.net/

Keywords: biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.

Eligibility: Applicants should have begun their appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2016. The appointment must be their first tenure-track position.

Award Details: $100,000 per year for up to 3 years (up to $300K total)

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses)

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: 6/19/2017 by 5PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 7/21/2017 by 5PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 9/29/2017

Additional information: None.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

NSF NCAR: Competition for the Management and Operation of the National Center for Atmospheric Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a Notification of Intent to Submit form by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17550/nsf17550.htm

Keywords: atmospheric and geospace sciences

Award Details: Up to $500M for 5 years

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 from Storrs/Regional Campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: 6/16/17 at 5PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 6/23/17 at 5PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 8/7/17 at 5PM

Additional information: None

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

NSF BD Spokes: Establishing Spokes to Advance Big Data Applications

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a Notification of Intent to Submit form by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17546/nsf17546.htm
Keywords: data science; education; social, behavioral, and economic sciences; chemistry; neuroscience; security

Award Details: Small – $100K-$500K for up to 3 years; Medium – up to $1M for up to 3 years

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 from Storrs/Regional Campuses, 1 from UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: 6/23/2017 by 5PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 7/10/2017 by 9AM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 9/18/2017 by 5PM

Additional information: none

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

____________________________________________________________________________________________________