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Current Limited Submissions Announcements

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NIFA: Professional Development Opportunities for Secondary School Teachers and Education Professionals Program (PD-STEP)

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://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY18-EWD-FAQ-PD-STEP.pdf

Keywords: immersive learning; professional development; K-14 teachers / educational professionals; food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences.

Award Details: Up to $150K (including direct costs) total for up to 3 years.

Number of UConn Applicants: Up to 3 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 5/21/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 6/1/2018 by 12 Noon.

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 7/11/2018 by 5PM EDT.

Additional information: See program solicitation for information about eligibility, possible matching requirements, and other guidelines.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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2019 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 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.wmkeck.org/grant-programs/research

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

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: Friday, 5/25/2018 by 9AM

Internal 1-Page Concept Deadline: Friday, 6/22/2018 by 9AM

Additional information: We encourage applicants to read about the foundation’s funding priorities and to review the OVPR’s funder analysis report before submitting. See Keck foundation website for important info on concept papers. 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 / high-risk and that federal funding is highly unlikely. This will be the only call for concept papers for the 2018-2019 academic year.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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2019 Pew Biomedical 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.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/pew-biomedical-scholars/program-details

Eligibility:: Applicants must: have a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine, or related field; hold a full-time appointment as an Assistant Professor as of 10/15/18; have been in this position for less than three years as of 6/26/18.

Keywords: biomedical sciences, medicine

Award Details: $300K ($75K per year for four years)

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 from accross all UConn / UConn Health campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, 5/18/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 6/1/2018 by 12 Noon.

Sponsor Nomination Deadline: 6/29/2018

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 10/15/2018

Additional information:

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

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NIH: R25 Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)

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-17-339.html

Keywords: science education; P-12 student programs; teacher in-service; students from underserved communities; Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development and Outreach

Award Details: Secure Scientific Cyberinfrastructure awards, up to $1M total award for up to 3 years; Research Data Protection awards, up to $1M total award for up to 3 years; Collaborative Security Response Center award, up to $5M for up to 3 years.

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, 5/11/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 5/18/2018 by 9AM

Sponsor LOI Deadline: 30 days prior to the application due date (6/9/18)

Additional information: Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the SEPA Scientific/Research Contact to be advised on the appropriateness of the intended P-12 STEM or ISE project for SEPA program objectives and the priorities of the NIGMS.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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Brain Research Foundation: Scientific Innovations 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://d2f4fnz1e8fuj3.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2019-SIA-Guidelines-1.pdf

Eligibility:: Full Time Associate or Full Professor at UConn/UConn health, working in studies of brain function in health and disease. Current NIH or other peer-reviewed funding preferred; evidence of such funding in the past three years is essential. Must be a new research project not funded by other sources. Cannot be used as bridge funding.

Keywords: Normal human brain development; specifically identified disease states; molecular neuroscience; clinical neuroscience; studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning in health and disease.

Award Details: $150K (Direct Costs) for two year grant period.

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, 4/20/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 5/4/2018 by 12 Noon.

Sponsor LOI Deadline: 6/22/2018 by 4PM CST

Additional information:

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

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2019 American Diabetes Association: Pathway to Stop Diabetes

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://professional.diabetes.org/meetings/pathway-stop-diabetes%C2%AE

Keywords: diabetes research; innovative approaches; all disciplines as applied to diabetes research

Award Details: 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)

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 4/20/2018 by 5PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 5/14/2018 by 9AM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Monday, 7/2/2018 by 5PM ET

Additional information:

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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2019 Charles H. Hood Foundation – Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health

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 program description below – full RFP document will be sent to all NOI applicants.

Keywords: Neonatology, Brain Science and Child Development, translational/clinical research, difficult to fund with traditional mechanisms

Award Details: $450K over two years.

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 4/2/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 4/16/2018 by 9AM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Monday, 5/24/2018 by 12 Noon

Additional information:
Program Overview:
The Charles H. Hood Foundation is pleased to announce its 2019 Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health. This Award Program supports outstanding investigators conducting innovative and transformative research in Neonatology or Brain Science and Child Development. The overall goal of the Program remains the funding of translational or clinical research that will improve child health, children’s clinical outcomes or improve health care access, affordability, and quality.

Research Focus: Two areas of focus will be considered for the 2019 Major Grants Program: Neonatology and Brain Science and Child Development.

Neonatology
Although the incidence of prematurity has been declining, recent data shows that 10% of babies born in Massachusetts are premature, 7.7% weigh less than 2.5 kg, and 1.3% weigh less than 1.5 kg. These infants require complex and expensive medical care after birth and are at high risk for pulmonary disease, neurological conditions, developmental delay and other issues. Thus, improvements in neonatal care are likely to result in better health outcomes for the infants, and lower initial and lifetime health care costs. Please note that research projects that focus on pregnant women and their fetuses will not be considered responsive to this RFA.

Brain Science and Child Development
Groundbreaking work, beginning in the late 1990s, has demonstrated that childhood experiences determine important aspects of brain growth and development. There are at least two critical periods of rapid brain growth during childhood: the first three years of life and, again, during adolescence. In parallel with the rapid advance of brain science, a new pediatric subspecialty, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, has begun to carve out its own research agenda.
Recent clinical and scientific advances in understanding children’s normal and abnormal development have arisen through a variety of approaches: from a basic science understanding of neural development to the epidemiology of the long-term health effects of children’s experiences.

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

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2018 Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) 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.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18547/nsf18547.htm

Keywords: cybersecurity, scientific workflow, cyberinfrastructure, data protection

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 4/2/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 4/16/2018 by 9AM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Monday, 6/4/2018 by 5PM

Additional information:

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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Aetna: 2018 Cultivating Healthy Communities 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.aetna.com/pdf/foundation/2018requestforproposal.pdf

Keywords: Built Environment; Community Safety; Environmental Exposures; Healthy Behaviors (Policy); Social/Economic Factors; Resident or Youth-led Initiatives; Influence/strengthen Local Policies

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: 3/23/2018 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 3/30/2018 by 12PM

Sponsor Statement of Interest Deadline: 4/18/2018 by 3PM

Additional information: This is a rapid-turnaround advertisement. Please observe all deadlines and contact the OVPR with any questions.

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