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SOE budget templates

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SOE cost-sharing

Download SOE cost-share guidelines

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CARC Taos Cluster/Storage cost calculator

CARC has provided PIs on campus the ability to purchase dedicated compute and storage resources to support their research, including through the Research Storage Consortium and the Nano, Gibbs, and now Taos condo clusters. To better support this, we have formalized purchasing research computing equipment and associated support at CARC through a UNM-approved cost model. Using this model, you simply budget for the equipment/services you need in your organization in a grant, and when the award lands, you charge your grant index (in your department – generating F&A for your org), and the direct costs are transferred to CARC to pay for the hardware and services you need.

To help you and your staff budget for this, we’ve assembled a simple excel calculator spreadsheet – simply punch in how much of each resource you need, and the spreadsheet will tell you and your accountant how much to budget in each line of your grant budget. This includes how much to budget for capital equipment (not subject to F&A) and how much to budget for infrastructure and computer services (subject to F&A). You simply put those numbers in your grant and use a cost model description we can provide as the related budget justification.

Current Opportunities and Announcements

Dear Colleague Letter: Access to Commercial Cloud Computing Resources for Proposers Submitting to the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Minority Serving Institutions Research Expansion (CISE-MSI) Program

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21058/nsf21058.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Programs

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21060/nsf21060.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-073.html

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Future Manufacturing (FM) FY21 Solicitation

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21061/nsf21061.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: Pilot Projects for Cyberinfrastructure Centers of Excellence

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21037/nsf21037.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: Pilot Projects to Integrate Existing Data and Data-Focused Cyberinfrastructure to Enable Community-level Discovery Pathways

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21045/nsf21045.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Dear Colleague Letter: Computer and Information Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships (CSGrad4US)

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21044/nsf21044.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Federal Agency Grant and Funding Opportunities related to the COVID-19 Outbreak

Download Federal Agency Grant and Funding Opportunities related to the COVID-19 Outbreak

From FRDO: COVID-19 funding opportunities

http://frdo.unm.edu/funding_opportunities

RWJF Pioneering Grant Opportunity

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has issued a call for proposals for their Pioneering Ideas grant program. They are looking for ideas, under the overarching umbrella of advancing health equity and progress toward a Culture of Health, in any of four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Pioneering awards are typically for 1-3 years and an average of $315,000.

Call for proposals: https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2020/pioneering-ideas-2020-exploring-the-future-to-build-a-culture-of-health.html

What RWJF funds and doesn’t fund: https://www.rwjf.org/en/how-we-work/grants-and-grant-programs.html

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

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21047/nsf21047.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM)

The Nation's highest honors for mentors who work with underrepresented groups to develop fully the Nation's human resources in STEM

https://paesmem.net/

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

Proposals Accepted Anytime beginning January 8, 2021, SMALL and MEDIUM Proposals

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21551/nsf21551.htm

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences 2021 (ROSES-2021)

Numerous opportunities.

https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/solicitations!programElements.do?path=&id=NNH21ZDA001N&method=programElements

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Phase II

Submission Window Date(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): March 05, 2021 - June 03, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21565/nsf21565.htm

Waveform Agile RF Directed Energy (WARDEN)

Current Closing Date for Applications: April 16, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331768

Designing Accountable Software Systems (DASS)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): April 19, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21554/nsf21554.htm

New Mexico State Conservation Innovation Grants

Current Closing Date for Applications: April 20, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331667

WaterSMART-Applied Science Grants for Fiscal Year 2021

Current Closing Date for Applications: April 21, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331404

Space Domain Awareness Grand Challenge – Ground-Based Spectral Signatures of Satellites

Current Closing Date for Applications: April 22, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332083

Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions)

Proposals due: April 24, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20544/nsf20544.htm

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program

Current Closing Date for Applications: Apr 26, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331688

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): April 26, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21557/nsf21557.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

UN Global Climate Action Awards

Deadline: April 30, 2021

https://momentumforchange.smapply.io/prog/2021_un_global_climate_action_awards_/

Data analytics for autonomous optimization and control of accelerators and detectors

Current Closing Date for Applications: April 30, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332130

Notice of NIH Participation in the National Robotics Initiative (NRI)

Deadline: May 03, 2021

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-EB-21-008.html

United Engineering Foundation Grants

Deadline: Submission of a short 2-page concept paper, by 11:59 p.m. EST May 3, 2021.

https://www.uefoundation.org/uef-grants-program/

National Robotics Initiative 3.0: Innovations in Integration of Robotics (NRI-3.0)

Deadline: May 03, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21559/nsf21559.htm

NSF Convergence Accelerator Phases I and II for the 2021 Cohort

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): May 05, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21572/nsf21572.htm

Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Research and Instrumentation Validation

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 05, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330975

Understanding the Rules of Life: Emergent Networks (URoL:EN)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): May 10, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21560/nsf21560.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Stimulating Collaborative Advances Leveraging Expertise in the Mathematical and Scientific Foundations of Deep Learning (SCALE MoDL)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): May 12, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21561/nsf21561.htm

Perceptually Enabled Task Guidance (PTG)

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 14, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331934

Future Manufacturing (FM)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): May 14, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21564/nsf21564.htm

NSF Boosting Research Ideas for Transformative and Equitable Advances in Engineering (BRITE)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): May 25, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21568/nsf21568.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

DOE Traineeship in Accelerator Science and Engineering

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 27, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332100

AI for Humanitarian Action

Deadline: May 31, 2021

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/ai-for-humanitarian-action

Research Initiatives at The Naval Postgraduate School

Current Closing Date for Applications: May 31, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=305726

Department of Army Ultra-wide Bandgap RF Electronics Center Fiscal Year 2022

Current Closing Date for Applications: June 01, 2021 Response Dates included in Description.

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330032

Virtual Approaches Towards New Chemistries for Un-drugged Targets through A Specialized Platform for Innovative Research Exploration (ASPIRE) Collaborative Research Program (U18 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Deadline: June 08, 2021

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TR-21-002.html

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/ Defense Sciences Office

Original Response Date: June 11, 2021, 04:00 pm EDT

https://beta.sam.gov/opp/36d6bc789b364142a0f7a267017b06d9/view#general

Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): June 14, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21571/nsf21571.htm

Antiracist Technology In The US

Deadline to Submit a Solution: June 16, 2021

https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/antiracist-technology

Digital Inclusion

Deadline to Submit a Solution: June 16, 2021

https://solve.mit.edu/challenges/digital-inclusion

Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support (ACCESS)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): June 16, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21555/nsf21555.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Generating RF with Photonic Oscillators for low Noise (GRYPHON)

Current Closing Date for Applications: June 18, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332465

Engineering Research Initiation (ERI)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): June 18, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21574/nsf21574.htm

Exploratory Data Science Methods and Algorithm Development in Infectious and Immune-mediated Diseases (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: July 2, 2021

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-21-035.html

Early-Stage Development of Data Science Technologies for Infectious and Immune-mediated Diseases (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: July 2, 2021

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-21-020.html

Science of Learning and Augmented Intelligence (SL)

Deadline: July 14, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505731

Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (CDS&E-MSS)

Full Proposal Window: September 1, 2021 - September 15, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504687

National Institutes of Health
NIDDK Education Program Grants (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-19-030
Application Deadline: September 25, 2021

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIDDK R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research needs. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development and Research Experiences

Link: PAR-19-030

Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) - Army Research Office

Current Closing Date for Applications: September 27, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332299

Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) - Office of Naval Research

Current Closing Date for Applications: September 27, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332295

Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) - Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Current Closing Date for Applications: September 27, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332285

BRAIN Initiative: Secondary Analysis and Archiving of BRAIN Initiative Data (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: October 7, 2021

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-21-130.html

Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet)

Deadline: October 11, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21511/nsf21511.htm

BRAIN Initiative: Integration and Analysis of BRAIN Initiative Data (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: October 15, 2021

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-21-135.html

Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide Department of Defense

Current Closing Date for Applications: October 28, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329580

Science & Technology for Advanced Manufacturing Projects (STAMP)

Current Closing Date for Applications: October 30, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329699

University Research Program

Deadline: November 5, 2021

https://www.universityresearchprogram.com/

PFE: Research Initiation in Engineering Formation (PFE: RIEF)

Deadline: November 9, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf20558

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering

Deadline: November 15, 2021

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19596/nsf19596.htm

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program (NARP)

Current Closing Date for Applications: December 31, 2021

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=302176

Department of Defense/Air Force Research Lab
Diverse Collegiate Research and Development Collaboration Program


Funding Opportunity Number: FOA-AFRL-RQKP-2017-0001

Application Due Date: January 22, 2022

The objective of the AFRL Diverse Collegiate R&D Collaboration program is to enable collaborative research partnerships between AFRL, Academia, and Industry, in areas including, but not limited to, high-speed systems, turbine engines, aerospace vehicles, power and control. These technical areas are necessary for developing critical war-fighting technologies for the nation’s air, space and cyberspace forces, as well as commercial derivatives.

Link: FOA-AFRL-RQKP-2017-0001

Armament Technology Broad Agency Announcement

Current Closing Date for Applications: March 11, 2022

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292442

CCDC-ARL MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY FOA

Application Deadline: September 30, 2023

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327648

Structural Integrity Research Collaborations for Aircraft (SIRCA)

Current Closing Date for Applications: October 23, 2023

The objective of the Structural Integrity Research Collaborations for Aircraft (SIRCA) program is to enable collaborative research partnerships between AFRL, Academia, and Industry, in areas relevant to aircraft to, structural integrity including, but not limited to, risk and reliability, metal fatigue and fracture, and composite damage modeling.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309814

DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)

Current Closing Date for Applications: April 30, 2024

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316548

Improvised Threats Defeat and Detect Broad Agency Announcement

This BAA is in effect through August 14, 2024. It is open continuously for submissions to the R&D Technology Areas (TA) during this time

https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=e097474b9a5f35bd0ad7a0ba3668330c&tab=core&_cview=0

Continuous

Alfred P. Sloan Technology

Continuous

https://sloan.org/programs/digital-technology

Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs

Continuous

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331121

Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams)

Proposals Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2021/nsf21552/nsf21552.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Comcast Innovation Fund

Continuous

https://innovationfund.comcast.com/

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS)

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505673

Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA)

Proposals Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14579/nsf14579.htm

Re-entry to Active Research Program (RARE)

Proposals Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20586/nsf20586.htm

Condensed Matter and Materials Theory (CMMT)

Proposals Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20582/nsf20582.htm

Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams)

Proposal accepted anytime with a cognizant NSF Program Officer's invitation.

https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf18515

Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MOMS)

Continuous

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13355

Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (HDBE)

Continuous

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13353

Energy & Environment: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime.

https://sloan.org/programs/research/energy-and-environment

Technology: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime.

https://sloan.org/programs/digital-technology

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Proposals Accepted Anytime.

https://sloan.org/programs/higher-education/diversity-equity-inclusion

Division of Integrative Organismal Systems Core Programs

Proposals Accepted Anytime.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20536/nsf20536.htm

Plant Biotic Interactions

Proposals Accepted Anytime.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20576/nsf20576.htm

New Mexico Space Grant and NASA EPSCoR Funding Opportunities for Faculty

For more info about the NM Space Grant Research Initiation Grant (RIG) and to apply go to: http://nmspacegrant.com/research-initiation-grant

For more info about the NM NASA EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development (RID) program and to apply go to: http://nmnasaepscor.com/research-infrastructure-development/

Cyberinfrastructure Centers of Excellence (CI CoE)

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505744

NSF Engineering - UKRI Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Lead Agency Opportunity (ENG-EPSRC)

Proposals Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20510/nsf20510.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

FY 2020 Department of Navy (DoN) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program

The OVPR would like to alert the campus to a new funding opportunity just released by the Department of Navy. The solicitation is attached and further information can be found at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=322259.

This solicitation seeks to support research efforts that will contribute to the science and technology (S&T) mission and vision of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps while simultaneously expanding the research capacity of participant institutions and engaging students in STEM. Each individual award will be up to a maximum of $150,000 per year, with one-year option periods, for a maximum of up to three (3) years.

Transitions to Excellence in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Research (Transitions)

Proposals Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20505/nsf20505.htm

Research Grants (William T. Grant Foundation)

http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants

Windows on the Universe: The Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics

Multiple deadlines.

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505593

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for CISE Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) Pilot

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20011/nsf20011.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

Interfacial Engineering

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505726

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace

Proposals accepted anytime

https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=320432

Catalysis

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505723

Environmental Engineering

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505692

Environmental Sustainability

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505695

Fluid Dynamics

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505698

Process Systems, Reaction Engineering, and Molecular Thermodynamics

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505727

Electrochemical Systems

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505725

Thermal Transport Processes

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505701

FY2020 Air Force Research Lab Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP)

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) is pleased to announce that the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (SFFP) will start accepting applications for FY2020 on 1 September 2019 from qualified faculty members interested in conducting research at Air Force (AF) Research Labs/Centers. Visit our site to review FY2020 Research Program Opportunities and start coordinating with an Air Force Advisor in preparation for your application.

Electrochemical Systems

Continuous.

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505558

Research Coordination Networks (RCN)

Full Proposal Accepted Anytime: Submission deadlines vary by program. RCN proposals should be submitted to a particular program according to the program's submission dates; PIs should consult program websites and contact cognizant program officers for guidance.

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=11691

Higher Education - STEM & Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups

Continuous. Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

https://sloan.org/programs/higher-education

AFRL Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) 19.B BAA

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in partnership with AFWERX and the SBIR/STTR Office, seeks to fundamentally change the fabric of university entrepreneurship in America with an exciting new opportunity for university students with small businesses.

The Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) 19.B Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is now open for proposal submission. For full STTR details and eligibility, visit the official website: https://www.sbir.gov/about/about-sttr

Sustained Availability of Biological Infrastructure (SABI) Core Program

Proposals accepted anytime.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19569/nsf19569.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT

National Science Foundation
Engineering Design and System Engineering (EDSE)

Funding Opportunity Number: PD 19-072Y
Application Deadline: Continuous

The Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE) program supports fundamental research into the basic processes and phenomena of engineering design and systems engineering. The program seeks proposals leading to improved understanding about how processes, organizational structure, social interactions, strategic decision making, and other factors impact success in the planning and execution of engineering design and systems engineering projects. It also supports advances pertaining to engineering design and systems engineering in areas that include, but are not limited to, decision making under uncertainty, including preference and demand modeling; problem decomposition and decision delegation; applications of reverse game theory (mechanism design); computer-aided design; design representation; system performance modeling and prediction; design optimization; uncertainty quantification; domain- or concern-specific design methods; and advanced computational techniques for supporting effective human cognition, decision making, and collaboration. Competitive proposals for novel methods will include a plan to evaluate rigorously the effectiveness and performance of the proposed approach.

Link: PD 19-072Y

National Science Foundation
Mind, Machine and Motor Nexus (M3X)

Funding Opportunity Number: PD-19-058Y
Application Deadline: Continuous

The Mind, Machine and Motor Nexus (M3X) program supports fundamental research at the intersection of mind, machine and motor. A distinguishing characteristic of the program is an integrated treatment of human intent, perception, and behavior in interaction with embodied and intelligent engineered systems and as mediated by motor manipulation. M3X projects should advance the holistic analysis of cognition and of embodiment as present in both human and machine elements. This work will encompass not only how mind interacts with motor function in the manipulation of machines, but also how, in turn, machine response and function may shape and influence both mind and motor function.

Link: PD-19-058Y

National Science Foundation
Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-CorpsTM Teams)

Funding Opportunity Number: NSF 18-515
Application Deadline: Continuous

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon fundamental research to guide the output to facilitate the application of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society. In order to maintain, strengthen and grow a national innovation ecosystem, NSF has established the Innovation Corps - National Innovation Network Teams Program (I-Corps Teams). The NSF I-Corps Teams Program purpose is to identify NSF-funded researchers who will receive additional support in the form of entrepreneurial education, mentoring and funding to accelerate innovation that can attract subsequent third-party funding.

Link: NSF 18-515

National Science Foundation
Facilitating Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions: Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA)

Funding Opportunity Number: 14-579
Application Deadline: Continuous

The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) funding opportunities support research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions (PUIs). RUI proposals support PUI faculty in research that engages them in their professional field(s), builds capacity for research at their home institution, and supports the integration of research and undergraduate education. ROAs similarly support PUI faculty research, but these awards typically allow faculty to work as visiting scientists at research-intensive organizations where they collaborate with other NSF-supported investigators

Link: 14-579

National Science Foundation
Crosscutting Activities in Materials Research

Funding Opportunity Number: PD-18-7222
Application Deadline: Continuous

Crosscutting Activities in Materials Research (XC) coordinates and supports crosscutting activities within the Division of Materials Research (DMR) and more broadly across NSF; with emphasis on diversity and inclusion, international cooperation, and education. Activities that broadly engage the community, such as summer schools, institutes, workshops, and conferences may be supported by XC. Proposals are welcome that do not fit elsewhere at NSF that are also highly relevant for the materials research and education community. Activities that focus on broadening participation of underrepresented groups and/or diversity and inclusion are supported.

Link: PD-18-7222

Student Opportunities

Grand Challenges Poster Contest

The University of New Mexico (UNM) Grand Challenges is excited to announce our first-ever Poster Contest! For this contest, you may choose from any one of the three following themes for any one of the three UNM Challenge areas (grandchallenges.unm.edu): Why is this challenge important to New Mexico? or What is your individual artistic interpretation of challenges? or What solutions do you propose to the challenges?

For more information, download the rules

Graduate Research Opportunities at DOE National Laboratories

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science is now accepting applications for the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program 2020 Solicitation 2. Applications are due at 5:00 pm Eastern Time on November 12, 2020.

I would like to bring to your attention 4 new transdisciplinary research areas for encouraging graduate training activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Conservation Laws and Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.

The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program, research areas, and online application can be found at https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

Upcoming Training

IRB Educational Workshops have gone online!

Please join Marcie Valencia for our next IRB workshop titled IRB Elements, which details what forms and documents are needed for an IRB submission. The workshop is February 3, 2021, from 9-10 am. You can access the live workshop via Zoom at the following link: https://unm.zoom.us/j/91620197501

Upcoming workshops include:

  • IRB Protocol and Consent – February 10th (9-10am) and March 4th (1-2pm)
  • Common Mistakes – February 17th (9-10am) and March 11th (1-2pm)
  • IRB Regulations and Policies – February 18th (1-2pm)
  • Using IRBNet – February 24th (9-10am)

The links for all future online workshops are available in the attached document as well as on the IRB website at https://irb.unm.edu/events/index.html

FRDO Resources

Proposal Support services-Your Faculty Research Support Officer not only assists with Budgets and Cayuse records, but can assist you with a many aspects of your proposal. From the Broader Impact Statement, Biosketch review and formatting, to Editing and Proofreading of the Narrative Sections. See the full listing of services here.

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