Research Tracks

A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

July 29, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Selected funding opportunities in the arts, humanities, social sciences and education

National Academy of Education

Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

National Art Education Foundation

Mary McMullen Fund for Art Education
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2013

Research Grants
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2013

National Endowment for the Humanities

Digital Humanities Start-up Grants
Deadline: Sept. 12, 2013

Enduring Questions
Deadline: Sept. 12, 2013

Summer Stipends (Limited submission)
Internal letter of intent due August 15, 2013; full proposal due to sponsor Sept. 26, 2013

Other organizations and foundations

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Academy Film Scholars Program
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2013

American Councils for International Education – ACTR/ACCELS
Title VIII Research Scholar Program
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2013

Clark Foundation, Inc.
Promoting International Arts Engagement
Proposals accepted continuously

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Grants to Individuals
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2013

MacArthur Foundation
Policy Research
Proposals accepted continuously

Soros Foundation
Soros Justice Fellowships/Advocacy Fellowships
Deadline: Oct. 23, 2013

More opportunities
Additional selected opportunities are available on the OVPR website.

Limited Submissions
For opportunities with limitations on submissions from a single institution, an internal review must be completed before an investigator may apply.  Click here for information on applying for limited submission opportunities.

Search for funding with COS Pivot
The OVPR maintains a subscription to COS Pivot, a searchable database of funding opportunities in all academic areas. To search for funding in your discipline and receive email alerts with newly listed opportunities, sign up with COS Pivot today. If you have questions or would like training on using COS Pivot, contact Blake Thomas in the OVPR at 254-710-3153.

Ready to apply?
If you’d like to apply for these, or other specific funding opportunities, contact your academic unit’s assigned OSP coordinator for more information.

July 24, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Selected funding opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields

National Institutes of Health

Research on the Role of Epigenetics in Social, Behavioral, Environmental and Biological Relationships, Throughout the Life-Span and Across Generations (R21)
Deadlines: Optional letter of intent due Oct. 13, 2013; full proposal due Nov. 13, 2013

National Science Foundation

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs
Proposal windows: Medium projects, Sept. 24, 2013 – Oct. 15, 2013; Large projects, Nov. 4, 2013 – Nov. 19, 2013; Small projects, Jan. 2, 2014 – Jan 17, 2014

Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability Fellows (NSF SEES Fellows)
Deadline: Nov. 21, 2013

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)
Proposal windows: Medium projects, Sept. 24, 2013 – Oct. 15, 2013; Frontier projects, Nov. 4, 2013 – Nov. 19, 2013; Cybersecurity education projects, Dec. 4, 2013 – Dec. 19, 2013; Small projects, Jan. 2, 2014 – Jan 17, 2014

Simons Foundation

Simons Fellows in Mathematics Program
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Explorer Awards
Proposals accepted continuously

U.S. Department of Defense

ARL/ARO Core Broad Agency Announcement for Basic and Applied Scientific Research for Fiscal Years 2012 Through 2017
White papers accepted continuously

Naval Research Laboratory Boad Agency Announcement: Power/Energy Source Materials and Systems (61-11-01)
White papers accepted continuously

Defense Sciences Research and Technology
Deadlines: White paper due March 25, 2014 (not required, but strongly encouraged); full proposal due May 22, 2014

U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research (BAA) – Military Operational Medicine Research Program (MOMRP)
Deadline: Pre-proposal due Sept. 30, 3013

U.S. Department of Energy

Biological Systems Science
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013

FY 2013 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program: High Energy Physics Experimental Research at the Intensity Frontier
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013

Other organizations and foundations

American Cancer Society
Pilot and Exploratory Projects in Palliative Care of Cancer Patients and Their Families
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2013

MedEvac Foundation International
Education Grants
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2013

Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (Limited submission)
Higher Education Grant Program
Deadlines: Internal LOI due Aug. 19, 2013; full proposal due Sept. 30, 2013
Internal LOI due Jan. 17, 2014; full proposal due Feb. 28, 2014

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Public Health Services and Systems Research: Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards
Deadline: Aug 21, 2013

Wings for Life (WFL) Spinal Cord Research Foundation
Project Research Grant
Deadlines: Executive summary due Oct. 1, 2013; if requested, full proposal due Nov. 1, 2013

More opportunities
Additional selected opportunities are available on the OVPR website.

Limited submissions
For opportunities with limitations on submissions from a single institution, an internal review must be completed before an investigator may apply.  Click here for information on applying for limited submission opportunities.

Search for funding with COS Pivot
The OVPR maintains a subscription to COS Pivot, a searchable database of funding opportunities in all academic areas. To search for funding in your discipline and receive email alerts with newly listed opportunities, sign up with COS Pivot today. If you have questions or would like training on using COS Pivot, contact Blake Thomas in the OVPR at 254-710-3153.

Ready to apply?
If you’d like to apply for these, or other specific funding opportunities, contact your academic unit’s assigned OSP coordinator for more information.

July 22, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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CITI training website to be temporarily unavailable beginning July 29

CITI, the online compliance training tool, will undergo a major software upgrade beginning July 29 at approximately 10:00 a.m. CDT. The planned changes will update many features of the CITI platform, and provide a new user interface across the site.

According to information provided by CITI, the website and training modules are expected to be unavailable for two to three days during the upgrade. To avoid inconvenience, the OVPR encourages faculty to complete any required CITI training modules in advance of the scheduled upgrades.

Click here for more information on Baylor’s CITI training requirements, or contact Damon Crisman at 254-710-3147 with questions about the system upgrades.

July 18, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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OVPR mourns passing of OSP staff member

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is sad to announce that Bethani Stanford, a grant coordinator in the Office of Sponsored Programs, lost her 21-month battle with breast cancer on Wednesday, July 17.  She is survived by her husband Justin and their 22-month-old daughter, Madison.

Bethani worked in OSP for over four years, where she provided support to faculty members in preparing and submitting proposals for external funding.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 19 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Grace Gardens Funeral Home in Woodway. The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday the 20th, also at Grace Gardens, followed by interment at Canaan Baptist Cemetery near Crawford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a benefit account at the Security Bank of Crawford.

July 10, 2013
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Council on Undergraduate Research announces call for submissions on incorporating undergrad research into capstone courses

Council on Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research has announced a call for submissions to appear in the summer 2014 edition of the CUR Quarterly. The issue will focus on capstone experiences and how they can help to facilitate undergraduate research. CUR is seeking four to five authors to write 2,000 to 3,500 word articles on incorporating undergraduate research into capstone experiences. They will also accept shorter vignettes of around 300 words offering creative suggestions with regard to any aspect of undergraduate research and capstone experiences.

According to the CUR announcement, potential topics of interest include:

  • What types of undergraduate research experiences are facilitated by capstones?
  • How do different models of capstones support undergraduate research learning goals?
  • Are discipline-specific and open-curricular capstone models equally effective in supporting undergraduate research?
  • What types of scaffolded curricular elements support undergraduate research focused capstones?
  • How are undergraduate research experiences being assessed in capstones?

If you are interested in submitting an article or vignette, submit a 300-500 word prospectus through the CUR website. The deadline for submission is August 5, 2013. Accepted authors will be notified by Aug. 13, 2013 and final text for review and editing must be submitted by Sept. 30, 2013.

About CUR

The Council on Undergraduate Research is a national organization devoted to supporting and promoting high-quality collaborative research between faculty and undergraduate students. In addition to sponsoring annual conferences and other meetings, they also provide faculty development resources and other materials to help members improve the undergraduate research environment on their campuses. Baylor is an enhanced institutional member of CUR, which allows our faculty, administrators and students to join CUR at no additional cost. Click here to learn more about CUR.

July 8, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Limited submission funding opportunity: NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program

https://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/programs/mri/The National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program provides funds for the acquisition or development of science or engineering instruments for research or research training.

Because applications to the program are limited, the OVPR conducts an internal competition to determine which proposals will be certified to represent Baylor with a full proposal to the NSF.  Internal pre-proposals are due to the OVPR on December 12, 2013.

Click here for information and instructions on submitting pre-proposals for the MRI program.  Click here for more information about the NSF MRI program.

July 8, 2013
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Funding opportunity: Sloan Research Fellowships for early-career scientists

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will soon begin accepting applications for their annual Sloan Research Fellowships program. Each year, the foundation awards 126 two-year fellowships for early-career scientists and scholars who show exceptional promise in the fields of chemistry, computational & evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences and physics.

The application deadline is Sept. 16, 2013. More information is available on the Sloan Foundation website.

July 1, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Reminder: Final reports due August 1 for FY 2013 internal grants

The OVPR would like to remind faculty who received funding through the FRIP, YIDP, URC, URSA, or AHFRP programs in the 2013 fiscal year that final reports on the grant projects are due by August 1, 2013.

The report form, available on the OVPR website, asks investigators to briefly summarize the outcome of the funded project and report on any publications or external grant submissions that occurred or are planned as a result of the grant.

Click here to access the final report form (DOC format), or contact Blake Thomas in the OVPR with any questions.