NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH
Changes in the Review Criteria for Applications Submitted for NIH Support for Scientific Conferences (R13 and U13) Applications submitted to NIH for support of Scientific Conferences (R13 and U13) are required to include a Diversity Plan that replaces instruction to describe plans to seek appropriate representation. The diversity plan will be evaluated as an additional review criterion and will not receive a separate criterion score. The new parent conference grant funding opportunity announcement, published February 10, reflects the new review criteria. Applicants are encouraged to carefully follow the instructions for developing the diversity plan.
Immune Cell Engineering for Targeted Therapy and Disease Monitoring in Type 1 Diabetes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) This initiative will support the engineering of immune cells to target the human pancreatic compartment to report on previously inaccessible information about diabetes initiation and progression, and/or to deliver environment-specific therapeutic responses to restore islet health and prevent the progression to T1D.
- Funding Opportunity Description
- Up to $600,000 direct costs per year for up to 5 years
- Full proposals due June 22, 2021
Alliance to Support Integrated Public Health System Activities (U2F) Clinical Trials Not Allowed The goal of FDA/ORA’s Cooperative Agreement Program is to facilitate long-term improvements to the national food safety system by strengthening interagency collaboration, improving States’ regulatory and surveillance protection programs, conducting research, and promoting the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS).
- Funding Opportunity Description
- See Special Eligibility Requirement. IHEs can only be partners, not prime awardees
- Up to $3M total each year for up to 3 years
- LOI Due March 8, 2021
- Full Proposals Due April 23, 2021
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Dear Colleague Letter: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Sites Supplemental Funding for Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) Scholars in Computer and Information Science and Engineering The NSF S-STEM program addresses the need for a high-quality STEM workforce in STEM disciplines supported by the program by providing scholarships to low-income, academically-talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in these disciplines. High-impact educational practices, such as undergraduate research experiences and learning communities, have been shown to be successful in increasing undergraduate student retention rates and student engagement. For that reason, this DCL encourages active REU Site awardees to partner with S-STEM awardees to provide productive summer research experiences for undergraduates currently being supported by S-STEM scholarships. S-STEM scholars are the only REU participants that can be supported by this supplemental funding.
- Eligible REU sites may request up to $10,000 per S-STEM scholar.
- Up to $8,000 should cover the S-STEM scholar’s stipend, meals, and housing.
- The remaining funds may be used for purposes such as student travel, co-curricular and social support for S-STEM scholars, or other direct costs to support S-STEM scholars at the REU Site.
NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE
New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine A diverse cohort of 18 mid-career experts will have the opportunity to bring their collective ideas about critical and emerging interdisciplinary issues to the work of the National Academies. During the course of the two-year program, members are given an opportunity work within an extremely diverse cohort of outstanding leaders to collectively advance their ideas about the future of science, engineering and medicine. By design, the cohort’s objectives are self-defined at the start of each program cycle. Apply here.
- The two-year program runs from mid-2021 to 2023.
- The deadline for this application is March 31st, 2021.
- New Voices is not a fellowship or training program and no stipend is provided. All participation expenses are covered by the program.
The Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program offers nationally competitive fellowship awards to postdoctoral and senior scientists to perform collaborative research at U.S. Air Force research facilities across the country. Since 1966, the Air Force S&T Enterprise has hosted over 1,000 fellows under the NRC Research Associateship Programs and many of these researchers have gone on to successful careers in government laboratories. The Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program continues this tradition of providing high quality research opportunities with Air Force scientists and engineers at Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and the U.S. Air Force Academy.
- Applicants must have earned a Ph.D., Sc.D., M.D., D.V.M., or academically equivalent research doctorate before beginning tenure.
- Stipend, Insurance, and Relocation and Travel expenses
- Rolling due dates May 1, August 1, November 1, February 1
- Apply HERE
FOUNDATIONS AND INDUSTRY
Western Gulf Center for Excellence Paid Student Internships is offering five paid student internships for Summer 2021. Please click here for application. Locations include: Arkansas, DSHS Region 45, New Mexico state, Oklahoma and Texas DSHS Ento Lab.
- Applications Due March 26, 2021
Women’s Progress Awards nominations are open and due by Monday, March 1, 2021. The Women’s Progress Awards have been honoring Texas A&M University students, staff, faculty, and administrators who encourage and promote sensitivity to and awareness of issues that relate to women since 1994. Award recipients will be announced at the Accountability, Climate and Equity (ACE) Awards on April 14, 2021. Award recipients receive a commemorative item and $250. How to make a nomination HERE.
The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards call for nominations, due April 30, 2021. The O’Donnell Awards acknowledge outstanding achievements by Texas-based researchers in four categories: medicine, engineering, science and technology innovation. How to make a nomination HERE.
Student Research Week will be held virtually from March 29-April 2, 2021. Register to participate as a competitor, judge or volunteer. Registration has been extended through February 26, 2021.
LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITIES
The Division of Research (DOR) identifies limited submission proposal funding opportunities through internet searches, web services and historical opportunities. You may view these opportunities at https://tamu.infoready4.com/#limitedsubmissions. Please be aware that the list is not comprehensive. Anyone who wishes to apply to a limited submission RFP that is not posted on this website should email email@example.com or call 979.862.2233. The guidelines will be reviewed and an appropriate internal deadline will be established and posted to the website.
The Materials Characterization Facility (MCF) is hosting a Spring 2021 virtual lunch seminar series in March and April. MCF provides researchers in the Texas A&M community with access to high-end instrumentation essential for fundamental studies of the surface and interfacial properties of materials, such as ion and electron-based spectroscopies, electron, optical and scanning probe microscopies. Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to participate to learn more about how they can use different materials characterization techniques for research. There will be opportunity to ask questions specific to your research. Find out more HERE.
NIH: All About Grants Podcast: Considerations for a Research Plan Two NIH program officers share their advice and experience on developing a research plan for a grant application. They discuss the relationship between the specific aims and research strategy, provide suggestions for when you sit down to start writing, and share common pitfalls. More helpful advice on writing your application is available from the NIH Grants and Funding site.
NIH: Ever Wondered What Happens During the Scientific Review of an NIH Grant Application? Understanding how peer review works is key to writing a good grant application. In this 44-minute video, NIH Peer Review: “Live” Mock Study Section, scientists have gathered virtually to review three fictional applications in response to a fictional Request For Applications (RFA). Watch their discussion to learn how applications are scored, what questions are commonly asked, and what mistakes to avoid in your application.
Search award records for NSF, NIH and USDA
- NSF Award Search: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/
- NIH RePORTER: https://reporter.nih.gov/
- USDA Data Gateway: https://nifa.usda.gov/data
- Opportunities for Students at all Levels. Welcome to Zintellect! This website provides listings of internships, experiential learning opportunities, academic fellowships and scholarships funded by government and private sector organizations. These programs are administered by ORAU and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). Visitors to the site may view available opportunities by selecting the Opportunity Catalog. https://www.zintellect.com/
- Feb 26 – Introduction to Open Science Framework
- Feb 26 – NSF BIO Distinguished Lecture Series
- March 1 – Water Power Technologies Office Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar
- March 1-4 – AFRI New Investigators
- March 3 – IPM Hour – Southern Edition
- *NEW* March 3 – Introduction to Copyright Presented by TAMU Libraries
- *NEW* March 4 – Hanover Research’s 2021 Trends in Higher Education
- March 5 – Organizing Your Research with a Literature matrix
- March 12 – Getting Started in Grant-seeking for Early and Middle career faculty (Hanover Webinar series)
- March 8 – NSF Division of Environmental Biology Office hours: beginning investigators
- *NEW* March 8 – Open Publishing Presented by TAMU Libraries
- March 8-16 & 22-26 – DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office 2021 Project Peer Review
- March 8-9 1st Annual Soil Health Innovations Conference
- March 9 – CPRIT Prevention Grantee Training
- March 9-11 – The BRAIN Initiative Transformative Non-Invasive Imaging Technologies
- March 10 – CPRIT Academic Research Grantee Training
- March 10 – Getting the Most out of Google Scholar
- March 11 – 21st Century Cures Act: Updated on Implementation
- March 11 – CPRIT Product Development Research Grantee Training
- March 12-14 – CUGH Conference: Addressing Critical gaps in Global Health and Development
- March 15 – Department of Justice Application Submission Webinar
- March 19 – NSF BIO Distinguished Lecture Series
- March 22 – Department of Justice Application Submission Webinar
- March 23 – Introduction to PubMed
- March 24 –Demystifying the NSF
- March 24 –Incorporating Census Data in Your Research
- March 25 – Animal Welfare Act Requirement Workshop
- *NEW* March 26 – Open Publishing Presented by TAMU Libraries
- March 26 – Searching the Ag & Life Sciences Literature with CAB Abstracts
- April 1 – Pivot –Funding Opportunities for Research, Programs or Training
- April 2 – Advanced Searching the Ag & Life Sciences Literature with CAB Abstracts
- April 2 – TAMU VPR Spring semester workshop #3
- April 12 – NSF Division of Environmental Biology Office hours: how to write a great proposal
- April 16 – Resubmissions and interpreting reviewer feedback(Hanover Webinar series)
- April 14 – TAMU VPR Spring semester workshop #4
- April 15 – Introduction to PubMed
- April 22-23 – IUCRC: Advanced Electronics through Machine Learning (CAEML) IAB Meeting
- April 23 – NSF BIO Distinguished Lecture Series
- May 6- NSF BIO Distinguished Lecture Series
- May 10 – NSF Division of Environmental Biology Office hours: Career solicitation
- May 17-20 – DOE Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit
- *NEW* June 1 – Workshop on Multi-Cellular Engineered Living Systems