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Archived Funding Opportunity Announcements

Archived Limited Submission Announcements

The following is a list of expired limited submission announcements from the last two years which we maintain for archival purposes.

2019 Beckman 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: See overview below–additional program info will be sent to all NOI submitters.

Eligibility: This competition is to select the strongest UConn proposal to submit for an institutional award that will fund up to 6 Beckman Scholars between 2019 and 2022. PI will lead a team of 12-15 faculty mentors for undergraduate students applying to UConn’s program. Collaboration among faculty in chemistry and the biological sciences is encouraged.

Keywords: chemistry; biological sciences; undergraduate research; mentorship program

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Wednesday 3/21/18 by 5PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday 4/6/18 by 5PM

Sponsor Statement of Interest Deadline: 6/15/2018

Additional information: Program Overview:
The purpose of the Beckman Scholars Program is to help stimulate, encourage and support research activities by exceptionally talented, full-time undergraduate students who are pursuing their studies at accredited four-year colleges and universities located in the United States of America. These research activities shall be centered in either chemistry, biochemistry, the biological and medical sciences or some interdisciplinary combination of these subjects. Candidates for the Beckman Scholars Award must be full-time students throughout the duration of the award.

The research activities performed by Beckman Scholars shall be conducted under the guidance of a full-time, approved faculty member at the college or university receiving an award. Research activities must be performed part-time (ten hours per week) during one academic year, and full-time over two summers (ten 40-hour weeks each summer) immediately before and after the academic year research experience.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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2018 CASE Workshop: Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering – Selection of Student Representatives

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 students will be selected as the official representatives from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary.

All students who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form and send in the documentation requested below by the due date.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.aaas.org/page/about-case

Eligibility: Graduate students or advanced undergrads

Number of UConn Applicants: 4 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Wednesday 1/17/2018 by 5PM

Additional information: Along with the notification of intent to submit, interested students must submit a letter of support (including financial support) signed by their advisor and department head to research@uconn.edu. According to the workshop organizers: “Sponsoring institutions may send up to four students and are responsible for a $175 registration fee per student, as well as all associated travel and lodging costs.” Letters of support should address how these costs will be covered by the advisor or department.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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2018 Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award

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://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-18-001.html

Keywords: Environmental Health Sciences, Early Stage Investigators, Health Impact of Environmental Agents

Award Details: Up to $475K per year for up to five years, divided between direct costs and career enhancement costs. See FOA for details.

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 application per School or College within UConn/UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Wednesday 12/20/2017 by 5PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Tuesday, 1/2/2018 by 9AM

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: 1/27/2018 by 5PM

Sponsor Statement of Interest Deadline: 2/27/2018 by 5PM

Additional information: Applications submitted in response to this FOA must have a research focus on exposure -health related responses from environmental agents within the mission interest of the NIEHS. Environmental agents which are considered of primary interest for NIEHS include: industrial chemicals or manufacturing byproducts, metals, pesticides, herbicides, air pollutants and other inhaled toxicants, particulates or fibers, fungal, and bacterial or biologically derived toxins. Applications which focus entirely or primarily on exposure factors within the primary mission responsibility of other NIH Institutes and Centers will be considered nonresponsive to this announcement and will not proceed to review. See FOA for full details.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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2018 CHEFA Nonprofit 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: https://www.chefa.com/philanthropy/open_grants

Keywords: Capital projects/purchases, Program grants, Childcare, Cultural, Education, Healthcare

Award Details: $5K-$75K grants running between 6/15/18 and 7/1/19.

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 applicant from UConn / UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: No NOI for this competition – Proceed to program-specific pre-proposal described below

Internal Pre-proposal Deadline: Monday December 11, 2017 by 9AM.

Sponsor Statement of Interest Deadline: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 by 12 noon.

Additional information: Pre-proposal submitted should include all the information required by the program SOI. The 640 character (including spaces) statement of objectives / how you will achieve them will be the basis for selecting the UConn applicant.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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NSF: 2018 American National Election Studies Competition

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/2018/nsf18519/nsf18519.htm

Keywords: Cross-sectional surveys, election outcomes, public opinion, political participation

Award Details: The ANES competition invites proposals for two types of projects: 1) ANES Face-to-Face: Support to continue the ANES time series using face to face interviewing may be supported by an award up to $7,250,000. 2) ANES Web: Support to conduct a web version of the ANES time series may be supported by an award up to $4,250,000.

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 applicant from UConn

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, December 11, 2017 by 9 AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, December 22, 2017 by 5 PM.

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018

Additional information:

While the ANES Face-to-Face and the ANES Web awards will be made independently, the principal investigators will be expected to work together to develop the items and the instrument.

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

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2018 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards 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.dreyfus.org/awards/camille_dreyfus_teacher_award.shtml

Keywords: chemical sciences (including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering), early career, research and undergraduate education

Award Details: $75K research grant ($7.5K reserved for departmental expense) over 5 years

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017 by 4PM.

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, December 18, 2017 by 9AM.

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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NIH: 2018 Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25)

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://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-051.html

Keywords: biomedical research and training programs, underrepresented groups, prep for PhD applicants

Award Details: Up to $400K (total direct costs) per year for up to 5 years

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by 9AM.

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017 by 4PM.

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

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

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NSF: 2018 Partnership for Innovation

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://nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18511/nsf18511.htm

Keywords: Research partnerships, technology translation, translational research

Award Details: This solicitation offers two broad tracks for proposals: technology translation (PFI-TT) and research partnerships (PFI-RP). PFI-TT projects may be funded for up to $200,000 for 18 months per award. PFI-RP projects may be funded up to $750,000 for 36 months.

Number of UConn Applicants: 2 from Storrs/Regional Campuses, 2 from UConn Health

Eligibility: The PFI-TT proposal track has a lineage requirement under one or two of the following paths: (1) through NSF-supported research results, or (2) NSF-supported (National I-CorpsTM Teams) customer discovery results. Please see the program solicitation for additional details.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by 5PM.

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017 by 5PM.

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Thursday, February 1, 2018 by 5PM.

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

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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: Moore Inventor Fellows Competition

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.moore.org/initiative-strategy-detail?initiativeId=moore-inventor-fellows

Keywords: Invention, scientific research, environmental conservation, patient care

Award Details: $200,000 per year for a three year period, plus $25K per year for administration costs. If awarded, UConn will be required to make annual contributions of $50K to support the awardee’s work.

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

Eligibility: Candidates must be faculty, research scientists, postdocs or other full-time staff at eligible institutions. Candidates must be no more than 10 years past receiving the terminal advanced degree in their field (M.S., Ph.D. or M.D.). The foundation is not interested in supporting projects that are already at a stage where significant venture capital is available.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017 by 5PM.

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by 5PM.

Sponsor Nomination Deadline: Monday, February 12, 2018 by 5PM PT.

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Monday, March 5, 2018 by 5PM PT.

Additional information: The scope of this call is intentionally wide: proposed projects do not need to fall within the Foundation’s current funding priorities, but should broadly align with the program areas of foundation interest.

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

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Clinical Investigator Award

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.damonrunyon.org/for-scientists/application-guidelines/clinical-investigator

Keywords: Physician-scientists, clinical research, cancer research, early career.

Eligibility: UCH School of Medicine faculty only. Assistant Professor or equivalent. MD or MD/PhD with active US medical license. Must be within first four years of initial full faculty appointment. See guidelines for additional eligibility requirements.

Award Details: Up to $150K per year for three years ($450K total), plus retirement of up to $100K of med school debt. No indirect costs or overhead allowed.

Number of UConn Applicants: Up to 5 from UConn Health School of Medicine.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2017 by 4PM.

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017 by 9AM.

Sponsor Application Deadline: Thursday, 2/1/2017.

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

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NIH: 2018 Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (January Cycle)

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://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-17-340.html

Keywords: team science, complex and challenging research questions, any area of science within NIGMS mission, 3-6 PI/PD projects, non-AIDS related

Award Details: Up to $1.5MM in direct costs per year, plus up to $250K for optional exploratory pilot studies for ESIs. Average awards anticipated to be between $700K-$900K. Funding can be requested for up to five years.

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, 11/3/2017 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 11/20/2017 by 9AM

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: Monday, 12/25/2017

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Thursday, 01/25/2018

Additional Information: Projects proposing clinical trials are not allowed for this funding opportunity. AIDS-related projects will be solicited for a separate competition in May 2018

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
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Charles H. Hood Foundation Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce the 2018 Charles H. Hood Foundation Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health. This is a limited submission award, and as such the OVPR will be conducting an internal screening process.

This award program supports outstanding investigators conducting innovative and transformative research in child health. The overall goal remains the funding of translational or clinical research that will improve child health clinical outcomes, or improve health care access, affordability, and quality. The Major Grants are intended to support innovative work that may be difficult to fund with traditional grant mechanisms. For the 2018 grant cycle, the Hood Foundation requests applications related to either of two areas of child health research: Neonatology or Brain Science and Child Development.

Two-year grants totaling $450,000 ($225,000 per year, inclusive of 10% indirect costs) will be awarded for the period of January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2019.

Limited Submission

Because only one application from UConn can be submitted for this program, an internal screening process is required. If you are considering submitting an application for the program, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

Investigators are asked to submit a cover page, 3-page project narrative (including a 300-word lay summary), and biosketch by the requested Internal Pre-Proposal Deadline.

Program Requirements

Limit: UConn (Storrs, UConn Health, and Regional Campuses) is allowed one applicant
Internal Intent to Submit Deadline: 3/24/2017, 5:00 PM
Internal Pre-proposal Deadline: 4/10/2017, 9:00 AM
Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: 5/12/2017, 12:00 PM
Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline (by invite only): 9/14/2017, 12:00 PM

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

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American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce the 2018 Pathway to Stop Diabetes program, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. The Pathway to Stop Diabetes is a limited submission program, and as such the OVPR will be conducting an internal screening process.
Pathway to Stop Diabetes® is a bold, innovative initiative designed to radically transform diabetes research. Its vision is simple yet revolutionary: find a new generation of brilliant scientists at the peak of their creativity, then provide them with the freedom, autonomy, and financial and professional resources to set them on the road to breakthrough discoveries.

Pathway seeks to bring new investigators and new perspectives to diabetes research. Supporting scientists with different backgrounds and experience is critical to achieving that objective. Pathway accepts nominations for exceptional investigators with medical and scientific backgrounds who propose innovative basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, epidemiological and health services research relevant to any type of diabetes, diabetes-related disease state or complication. Pathway solicits nominations for candidates in all disciplines (as applied to diabetes) including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics and engineering. In addition, nomination of scientists from diverse backgrounds, including minority groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research, is strongly encouraged.

Limited Submission

Because only one nomination each from UConn Storrs/Regional and UConn Health can be submitted for this program, an internal screening process is required. If you are considering submitting an application for the program listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

The OVPR will contact those submitting Notifications of Intent to Submit with specific instructions for the internal screening.

Program Requirements

Limit: UConn and UConn Health are allowed a maximum of one nomination each. The nomination can be in one of the three available Pathway award types:

  • Initiator ($100K-$325K per year for up to 7 years; for researchers in postdoctoral training)
  • Accelerator (up to $325K per year for up to 5 years; for early-career diabetes investigators)
  • Visionary (up to $325K per year for up to 5 years; for established investigators, new to diabetes)

Intent to Submit Deadline: 3/6/2017, 9:00 AM
Internal Pre-proposal Deadline: 3/31/2017, 5:00 PM
Sponsor Deadline: July 3, 2016

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

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Moore Inventor Fellows Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce the Moore Inventor Fellows program, sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.  This is a limited submission award, and as such the OVPR will be conducting an internal screening process.

Inspired by Gordon Moore’s passion for discovery, this competition seeks to identify outstanding early-stage inventors who harness science and technology solutions to enhance scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care.

The Moore Foundation anticipates investing $33.75 million to support 50 Moore Fellows. Fellows will receive funding for three years at a level of $200,000 per year from the Moore Foundation. In addition to funds for the fellow, the foundation will provide $25,000 each year to the institution to cover costs associated with administering the grant award, resulting in a total three-year award of $675,000. Host institutions will be required to make a contribution of $50,000 in annual support of the inventor’s work.

Candidates must be faculty, research scientists, postdocs, or other full-time staff at eligible institutions. Candidates must be within ten years of receiving the advanced terminal degree in their field (M.S., Ph.D. or M.D.).

The scope of this call is intentionally wide: proposed projects do not need to fall within the Foundation’s current funding priorities, but should broadly align with the program areas of foundation interest. As with all their grants, the Foundation will seek to measure progress toward a defined goal during the three years of support.

The Foundation aims to support inventions at an early stage that could lead to proof-of-concept work on an invention or advance an existing prototype that tackles an important problem. They seek innovations with the promise of making a long-lasting impact by addressing underlying problems in their field, but a clear path toward commercialization is not a requirement. We are not interested in supporting projects that are already at a stage where significant venture capital is available. The foundation’s policy is that intellectual property that results from a grant must be managed and disseminated in a manner that leads to the greatest impact. Each award will include IP terms to reflect the needs of that project.

Limited Submission

Because only two (2) nominations per institution can be submitted for this program, an internal screening process is required. If you are considering submitting a proposal for this program an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

The OVPR will contact those submitting Notifications of Intent to Submit with specific instructions for the internal screening.

Limit: UConn (inclusive of Storrs/Regional Campuses and UConn Health) may submit up to two (2) nominations.
Internal Intent to Submit Deadline: December 2, 2016, 5:00 PM
Internal Pre-proposal Deadline: December 12, 2016, 9:00 AM
Sponsor Nomination/LOI Deadline: February 8, 2017 8:00 PM
Sponsor Full Nomination Packet Deadline: March 1, 2017, 8:00 PM

If you have questions, please contact Matt Mroz in the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.

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National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP). The PREP program is a limited submission, and as such the OVPR will be conducting an internal competition.

The PREP program provides institutions the resources to support and provide research experiences to underrepresented, STEM-oriented postbaccalaureates, who upon completion of a one-year research education program are likely to successfully enter and complete a Ph.D. program in a biomedical science field relevant to the NIGMS.

In order to increase their acceptance into rigorous doctoral training programs, PREP participants will receive extensive research experiences and take courses for skills development during a one- to two-year research apprenticeship, to further develop their scholarly potential and improve their research skills. NIGMS expects that this program will lead to a steady supply of exceptional Ph.D. students from underrepresented groups.

Limited Submission

Because only one (1) proposal per lead institution can be submitted for this program, an internal competition is required.  The recent release of this program announcement and its looming deadline necessitates an accelerated process, so we will not be requiring a notification of intent to submit for this grant.  All interested PIs may begin assembling pre-proposals for the internal competition.

When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, please review the Limited Submission Guidelines for updates, as well as the program guidelines. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines and instructions will be returned.  If you are planning to resubmit a previous proposal or pre-proposal, you must include reviewers’ comments with your submission. Pre-proposals should be sent as a single PDF document to research@uconn.edu.

 Program Requirements
Limit: One (1) proposal per lead institution (1 from Storrs/Regional Campuses, 1 from UConn Health)
Internal Pre-proposal Deadline: November 28, 2016, 9:00 AM
Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: January 24, 2017, 5:00 PM

If you have questions, please contact Matt Mroz in the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.

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Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce that the Brain Research Foundation has invited the University to nominate one faculty member for the Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program. Since this program is a limited submission, the OVPR will be conducting an internal screening process.

The Brain Research Foundation’s Annual Seed Grant Program was initiated in 1981. The purpose of the program is to provide start-up money for new research projects and innovative programs that have the potential to become competitive for an NIH grant or other external funding sources. Their goal is to have this initial effort succeed in opening future opportunities for research, collaboration and scientific advancement.

To be eligible, the PI must be a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor working in the field of neuroscience. Each total award is limited to $80,000 (direct costs) for a two-year grant period. The first grant payment of $40,000 will be made upon completion of the Seed Grant Acceptance Form (June 2017). The final payment of $40,000 will be made contingent upon receipt of a Preliminary Progress and Financial Report (June 2018). The support focus is for new research projects of the highest scientific merit.

Limited Submission

Because only one applicant from UConn/UConn Health can submit a LOI for this program, an internal screening process is required. If you are considering submitting an LOI for the BRF Seed Grant Program, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

The OVPR will contact those submitting Notifications of Intent to Submit with specific instructions for the internal screening.

Program Requirements

 Limit:  UConn (including Regional Campuses and UConn Health) may nominate one (1) applicant to submit a LOI.
Internal Intent to Submit Deadline:  October 28, 2016, 5:00 PM
Internal pre-proposal Deadline:  November 14, 2016, 8:00 AM
Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline:  January 4, 2017, 4:00 PM CST
Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline (by invitation only): March 22, 2017, 4:00 PM CST

For questions, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu or 860-486-6378.

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Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, sponsored by The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award is a limited submission, and as such, the OVPR will be conducting an internal screening process.

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.

Eligibility
The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor’s or higher degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2011. Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity. Undergraduate education is an important component. Institutions may submit only one Camille Dreyfus nomination annually. Renominations are accepted.

Limited Submission

Because each institution may only submit one (1) nomination, an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for the program listed above, an online Notification of Intent to Submit  must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

The OVPR will contact those submitting Notifications of Intent to Submit with specific instructions for the internal screening.

Program Requirements

Limit:  UConn (including the Regional campuses and UConn Health) may submit only one (1) nomination
Internal Intent to Submit Deadline:  October 28, 2016, 5:00 PM
Internal Pre-Proposal Deadline:  November 21, 2016, 8:00 AM
Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  February 10, 2017

For questions, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu or 860-486-6378.

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NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing for Integrated Systems (SNM-IS)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce the NSF Scalable Nanomanufacturing for Integrated Systems (SNM-IS) program.  The NSF SNM-IS program is a limited submission award, and as such the OVPR will be conducting an internal screening process.

The emphasis of the SNM-IS solicitation is on research on new manufacturing processes and methods to overcome the key scientific and engineering barriers that prevent the translation of laboratory-scale discoveries in nano-enabled integrated systems to an industrially relevant scale, reliably, and at low cost and within sustainability and environmental health and safety (EHS) guidelines.                        

The SNM-IS solicitation seeks proposals that investigate novel scalable nanomanufacturing and integration methods for nano-enabled integrated systems with a clear commercial relevance. Proposals should consider addressing key aspects of the nanomanufacturing value chain comprised of nano-scale building-blocks → complex nanomaterials and nanostructures → functional components and devices → integrated sub-systems and systems:

  • Novel nanomanufacturing processes and integration strategies for large-area or continuous manufacturing or customized manufacturing of nano-scale materials and structures and their assembly into larger-scale components and devices and the integration of the components and devices into higher order structures, subsystems and systems;
  • Fundamental scientific research in key, well-defined technical areas that are compellingly justified as approaches to overcome critical scientific and engineering barriers to nanomanufacturing scale-up, customized nanomanufacturing and multi-scale integration; and
  • Design principles for production systems leading to nanomanufacturing tools, and platforms; identification of manipulation and control methodologies, and metrology, instrumentation, and standards needed for process monitoring and control and to assess quality and yield; determination of process models and simulations to guide processing and integration; identification of environmental and energy footprints, as applicable.

Competitive proposals will incorporate the following three elements in their research plans:

  1. A persuasive case that the nano-enabled integrated system to be manufactured has or is likely to have sufficient demand to justify eventual scale-up or meet demands for low-volume specialty materials or device systems;
  2. A clearly identified set of research challenges requiring science and engineering solutions that must be addressed to enable the realization of integrated systems for the cost-effective manufacture of high quality nano-enabled products in large quantities or low-volume specialty products; and
  3. A compelling research plan with clear objectives and approaches to overcome the identified research challenges. This may include environmentally benign approaches and life-cycle considerations. These elements should be carefully explained and justified in proposals, since both the scientific novelty and the feasibility of the methods being researched will be important evaluation factors.

The SNM-IS solicitation is not seeking research proposals in large-scale manufacturing of single component nanomaterials and nanostructures. Novel ideas in novel nanomanufacturing processes and scale-up may be sent to the core Nanomanufacturing (NM) Program.

Limited Submission

Because only one (1) proposal per lead institution can be submitted for this program, an internal screening process is required. If you are considering submitting a proposal for this program an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, please review the Limited Submission Guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines and instructions will be returned.  If you are planning to resubmit a previous proposal or pre-proposal, you must include reviewers’ comments with your submission.

Program Requirements

Limit: One (1) proposal per lead institution (1 from Storrs/Regional Campuses, 1 from UConn Health)
Internal Intent to Submit Deadline (required): October 14th 2016, 5:00 PM
Internal Pre-proposal Deadline: October 31st, 2016, 8:00 AM
Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: January 13th, 2017, 5:00 PM

If you have questions, please contact Matt Mroz in the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.

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2017 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists sponsored by The Blavatnik Family Foundation. This award is a limited submission, and as such, the OVPR will be conducting an internal screening process.

The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists recognize the country’s most promising young faculty-rank scientists and engineers in the disciplinary categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. One Blavatnik Laureate in each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds. The Blavatnik National Awards will be conferred at a ceremony held in New York City in the fall of 2017.  Click here for additional information about the program’s guidelines.

Limited Submission

Each institution may submit up to three (3) nominations, one in each of the disciplinary categories: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.  This includes nominations from Storrs, the Regional campuses, and UConn Health. Because three (3) proposals can be submitted for the following program, an internal screening process may be required.  If you are considering submitting an application for any of the programs listed below, an online Notification of Intent to Submit  must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

The OVPR office will contact those submitting Notifications of Intent to Submit with specific instructions for the internal screening.

Program Requirements

Limit:  UConn (including the Regional campuses and UConn Health) may submit up to three (3) nominations, one in each disciplinary category of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.

Internal Notification of Intent:  9/16/2016, 5:00 PM
Internal Pre-proposal Deadline:  10/3/2016, 8:00 AM
Sponsor Deadline:  11/16/2016, 11:59 PM (PT)

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

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Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce the Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The PFI:BIC program is a limited submission award, and as such the OVPR will be conducting an internal screening process.

Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team collaborating with at least one industry partner to carry out research to advance, adapt, and integrate technology(ies) into a specified, human-centered smart service system. The selected service system should function as a technology test bed.

Partnership projects are open to any knowledge domain or application area and should be focused on translational, pre-commercialization space, building on novel fundamental research discoveries with the objective of creating or transforming a “smart(er)” service system that has the potential for significant social and economic impact.

Limited Submission

Because only two (2) proposals as a lead institution can be submitted for this program, an internal screening process is required. If you are considering submitting a proposal for this program an online Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, please review the Guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines and instructions will be returned.  If you are planning to resubmit a previous proposal or pre-proposal, you must include reviewers’ comments with your submission.

Program Requirements

Limit:  Two proposals as a lead institution (2 from Storrs/Regionals, 2 from UConn Health)

Internal Intent to Submit Deadline:  9/5/2016, 8:00 AM
Internal Pre-proposal Deadline:  9/12/2016, 8:00 AM
Sponsor Letter of Intent Due Date (required): 10/14/2016, 5:00 PM
Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  11/16/2016

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

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Limited Submission: CTNext Innovation Places Program Opportunity

A grant solicitation resulting from the economic development initiative passed during the 2016 special session in the Connecticut legislature focused on “Innovation Places” is now active. Innovation Places will support entrepreneurs and leaders in designated geographic areas through startups, growth stage businesses, anchor institutions (hospitals, major corporations, research institutions, etc.) and access to public transit.

Click here to review the program guidelines.

There may be many opportunities for UConn to join partnerships developing statewide in response to this solicitation. For this reason, a limited submission process is required for all University applicants in order to allow for an informed institutional decision about which proposals will proceed with a commitment of UConn support. Decisions will be made by a representative group at the executive leadership level.

Letters of Intent
If you are interested in applying for an Innovation Places grant or if you will participate in an application submitted by an external partner, a Letter of Intent is required prior to any submission to Connecticut Innovations or the Department of Economic and Community Development.

Letters of Intent must:

  • Provide a one-page summary of the proposed project.
  • Be written in 12-point font with 1 inch margins.
  • List all University partners and outside organizations likely to be named in a prospective proposal.

Letters of Intent Deadline:  August 15, 2016, 8:00 A.M.
Submit to: research@uconn.edu

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

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W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program Opportunity

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce the W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program. The W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program is a limited submission and as such, the OVPR will be conducting an internal screening process.

The Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas (1) medical research and (2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question a prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in the field. Past grants have been awarded to major universities, independent research institutions, and medical schools to support pioneering biological, physical science, and engineering research, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation or methodologies. Grants are typically $1 million to $1.5 million.

Program Priorities

Funding is awarded to universities and institutions nationwide for projects in research that:

  • Fall outside the funding priorities of public funding agencies (e.g. NIH, NSF, DoD).
  • Demonstrate that private philanthropy generally, and the W.M. Keck Foundation in particular, is essential to the project’s success.
  • Focus on important and emerging areas of research.
  • Have the potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation or methodologies (Please note: Technology/instrumentation projects highly encouraged based on past Keck feedback).
  • Are innovative, distinctive and interdisciplinary.
  • Demonstrate a high level of risk due to unconventional approaches, or by challenging the prevailing paradigm.
  • Have the potential for transformative impact, such as the founding of a new field of research, the enabling of observations not previously possible, or the altered perception of a previously intractable problem.
  • Does not focus on clinical or translational research, treatment trials, or research for the sole purpose of drug development.

Limited Submission

Because only two applications across all campuses can be submitted by the University—one in Medical Research and one in Science and Engineering Research—it will be necessary for an internal screening process.

Concept Papers
One-page total concepts should be in 12 point font with 1 inch margins and should include:

  • An overview of the proposed project emphasizing any unique aspects and pilot studies (indicate area of emphasis for project–medical research or science and engineering research);
  • A description of the methodologies and key personnel;
  • A brief justification of any past attempts to obtain funding from federal agencies, the need for Keck support, and any current or pending grant support for the particular project; and
  • An estimated budget break down, if possible, by major areas, e.g., personnel, equipment, consumable supplies, etc. Please note: Budgets can be rough approximations at this stage.

If space allows, the authors are free to add other details (e.g., background to put the research into perspective, description of the institution’s prominence in the field, etc.). Please avoid illustrations in these concept papers to maximize the space for necessary project information.  For instance, to maximize the project information provide, if a reference is necessary, please abbreviate with minimal required details (e.g., Science, 323, 45, ‘11), rather than a complete reference.

Concept Paper Deadline:  July 5, 2016, 8:00 AM
Submit toresearch@uconn.edu

For further information, please contact Larisa Zagorski, OVPR Program Administrator (research@uconn.edu), 860-486-6319, or Christopher Petkovich, Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations (cpetkovich@foundation.uconn.edu), 860-486-0303.

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

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Searle Scholars Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce that the Searle Scholars Program has invited the University to nominate a candidate to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry. UConn may nominate only one candidate from all campuses, and as such the OVPR will conduct an internal screening process.

The Searle Scholars Program supports the research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose appointment is their first tenure-track position.  Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports.  Generally, the program awards 15 new grants annually.

Applicants are expected to pursue independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.  Candidates should have begun their appointments as independent investigators at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2015.

Limited Submission

Because only one nomination can be submitted, an internal screening process is required.  If you are considering submitting an application for this program, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

 When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, please review the Guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines and instructions will be returned.

Program Requirements

Limit:  No more than one nomination
Intent to Submit Deadline:  6/15/2016, 5:00 PM
Internal Screening Deadline:  6/30/2016, 8:00 AM
Sponsor Deadline:  9/30/2016
Submit pre-proposals to: research@uconn.edu

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 NSF – Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce the Major Instrumentation Program (MRI) sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The MRI program is a limited submission award, and as such the OVPR will be conducting an internal screening process.

Note: Because of the effort and time commitment required to foster collaborative partnerships and prepare promising proposals for this highly competitive NSF program, an internal screening competition is being initiated well in advance of the LOI deadline. This allows the OVPR to provide applicants with adequate research support services while they develop competitive proposals that may be selected for submission to the current or future submission cycles.

The Major Research Instrumentation Program serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation’s institutions of higher education, museums and science centers, and non-profit organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.

The MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of a shared research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs.  The program does not fund research projects or provide ongoing support for operating or maintaining facilities or centers.

The instrument acquired or developed is expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. For the purposes of the MRI program, a proposal must be for either acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single, well-integrated instrument. The MRI program does not support the acquisition or development of a suite of instruments to outfit research laboratories/facilities or to conduct independent research activities simultaneously.

Limited Submission

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for this program, an internal screening process is required. If you are considering submitting an application for this program, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, please review the Guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines and instructions will be returned.  If you are planning to resubmit a previous proposal or pre-proposal, you must include reviewers’ comments with your submission.

Program Requirements

Limit:  Three proposals; at least one must be for instrument development
Intent to Submit Deadline:  6/13/2016
Internal Screening Deadline:  6/27/2016
Sponsor Deadline:  01/11/2017 Note: Date has changed from original RFP
Submit internal screening proposals to: research@uconn.edu

Additional Instructions: Proposals require a 30% cost-share commitment. As part of the internal screening process, applicants must indicate how the cost-share will be accomplished and should include commitments from respective PIs, department heads, and/or deans.  In addition, a listing of the PI’s and Co-PIs’ external funding (funded, pending, and closed) must be included.

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National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program.   The NRT program is a limited submission award, and as such the OVPR will be conducting an internal screening process (NSF recognizes UConn Storrs and UConn Health as separate institutions).

 Note: Because of the effort and time commitment required to foster collaborative partnerships and prepare promising proposals for this highly competitive NSF program, an internal screening competition is being initiated well in advance of the LOI deadline. This allows the OVPR to provide applicants with adequate research support services while they develop competitive proposals.

The NSF Research Traineeship program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program includes two tracks: the Traineeship Track and the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track.

The Traineeship Track is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, aligned with changing workforce and research needs, and scalable. The priority research areas for the FY2017 competition will be (1) Understanding the Brain (UtB), (2) Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS), and (3) any other interdisciplinary research theme of national priority.

The IGE Track is dedicated solely to piloting, testing, and evaluating novel, innovative, and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. Whereas the Traineeship Track promotes building on the current knowledge base to more effectively train STEM graduate students, the IGE Track supports test-bed projects with high potential to enrich, improve, and extend the knowledge base with attention to transferability and innovation. For both tracks, strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, museums, and academic partners are encouraged.

LIMITED SUBMISSION

 Because a limited number of applications from each institution can be submitted for this program, an internal screening process is required. If you are considering submitting an application for this program, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, please review the Guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines and instructions will be returned.  If you are planning to resubmit a previous proposal or pre-proposal, you must include reviewers’ comments with your submission.

 Program Requirements

 Limit:  Four (4): 2 for the Traineeship Track, 2 for the Innovations in Graduate Education Track.
 Intent to Submit Deadline: 6/10/2016
 Internal Screening Deadline: 6/24/2016
 Sponsor LOI Deadline (optional): December 9, 2016
 Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  February 7, 2017
 Submit internal screening proposals to: research@uconn.edu

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Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce the Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The PIRE is a limited submission award and will only accept two nominations per institution (NSF recognizes UConn Storrs and UConn Health as separate institutions). As such, the OVPR will be conducting an internal screening process.

Note: Because of the effort and time commitments required to foster international partnerships, an internal screening competition is being initiated in anticipation of an announcement from the NSF at a later date in the summer of 2016. The internal competition will be based on the most recent NSF PIRE program solicitation.

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF supported disciplines. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration.

International Partnerships are essential to addressing critical science and engineering problems.  In the global context, U.S. researchers and educators must be able to operate effectively in teams with partners from different national environments and cultural backgrounds. PIRE promotes excellence in science and engineering through international collaboration and facilitates the development of a diverse, globally-engaged, U.S. science and engineering workforce.

The PIRE competition will be open to all areas of science and engineering research that are supported by the NSF.

LIMITED SUBMISSION

Because a limited number of applications can be submitted for this program, an internal screening process is required.  If you are considering submitting an application for the PIRE program, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit  must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, please review the Guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines will be returned.

Program Requirements

Limit:  A single organization may submit one preliminary proposal as the lead institution.  Full proposals will be accepted by invitation only.  There is no limit on the number of proposals in which an institution can participate as a partner.
Intent to Submit Deadline: 6/13/2016
Internal Screening Deadline:  6/30/2016
Preliminary Proposal Sponsor Deadline: 9/14/2016
Full Proposal Sponsor Deadline: 4/24/2017
Submit e-proposals to: research@uconn.edu

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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend Program.  The Summer Stipend Program will only accept two nominations per institution (NEH recognizes UConn Storrs and UConn Health Center as separate institutions), and as such the OVPR will be conducting an internal screening process.

Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources while receiving the NEH summer stipend. Successful applicants will be awarded a stipend of $6,000.

NEH Summer stipends support:

  • Individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.
  • Continuous full-time work on humanities projects for a period of two consecutive months.
  • Projects at any stage of development.
  • Projects beginning May 2017.

Limited Submission

Because only two nominations can be submitted for this program, an internal screening process is required.  If you are considering submitting an application for this program, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

When submitting pre-proposals for the internal screening process, please review the Guidelines for updates. Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines and instructions will be returned.

Program Requirements

Limit:  Two nominations from each institution
Intent to Submit Deadline: 6/6/2016
Internal Screening Deadline: 7/1/2016
Sponsor Deadline:  9/29/2016, 11:59 PM (Eastern Time)
Submit e-proposals to: research@uconn.edu

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PEW Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce that The Pew Charitable Trusts has invited the University to nominate a candidate for the 2017 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences award.  UConn may nominate only one candidate from all campuses, and as such the OVPR will conduct an internal screening process.

The Pew Scholars Program supports assistant professors of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.  The award provides $240,000 in flexible support – $60,000 per year for four years.  Eligibility criteria include:

  • Candidates must have been awarded a doctorate in biomedical sciences or medicine.
  • As of Nov. 16, 2016, nominees must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor.
  • As of July 16, 2016, candidates must have been in such an appointment for less than three years (i.e., not appointed prior to July 16, 2013), whether or not such an appointment was on a tenure track.
  • Candidates may be nominated by their institution twice in total. All applicants must be nominated by their institution and must complete the 2017 online application.

Limited Submission

Because only one nomination can be submitted for this program, an internal screening process is required.  If you are considering submitting an application for this program, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

Investigators are asked to submit pre-proposal materials, including a research project summary, curriculum vitae, and a letter of support from the head of their department by the requested Internal Screening Deadline.

Program Requirements

Limit: One nomination
Intent to Submit Deadline: 6/3/2016
Internal Screening Deadline: 6/15/2016, 8:00 AM
Nomination due to Sponsor: 7/15/2016
Sponsor Application Deadline: 11/16/2016
Submit pre-proposals to:   research@uconn.edu

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May 2, 2016

Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) would like to announce that the Brain Research Foundation has invited the University to nominate one senior faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent for the 2017 Scientific Innovations Award (SIA).

As UConn/UConn Health may submit only one Letter of Intent for consideration, the OVPR will be conducting an internal screening process.

The Brain Research Foundation’s Annual Scientific Innovations Award provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support cutting-edge, creative, exploratory research in well-established research laboratories under the direction of experienced investigators.  To be eligible, the nominee must be a full-time associate professor/full professor working in the area of brain function in health and disease studies.  Current major National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other peer-review funding is preferred, and evidence of such funding in the past three years is required.  The grant period is for two years in the amount of $150,000.  The support focus is for new research projects of the highest scientific merit.

Limited Submission

Because only one Letter of Intent can be submitted from UConn/UConn Health for this program, an internal screening process is required. If you are considering submitting an application for the program listed below, an on-line Notification of Intent to Submit must be completed by the requested Intent to Submit Deadline.

Investigators are asked to submit pre-proposals for the internal screening process as per the Guidelines by the requested Internal Screening Deadline. Be sure to check the Guidelines for updates.  Pre-proposals not adhering to these guidelines and instructions will be returned.

Program Requirements

Limit:  One (1) nomination (UConn or UCH senior faculty member)
Intent to Submit Deadline:  May 9, 2016, 8:00 AM
Internal Screening Deadline:  May 20, 2016, 8:00 AM
Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline:  June 29, 2016, 5:00 PM CT

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

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