Research Tracks

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

September 30, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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Baylor professor’s new book documents rise of ‘do-it-yourself’ memorials

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Dr. Candi Cann

Globally and cross culturally, when a member of society dies, it is customary for the community to care for, uplift, and provide support to the family grieving the loss of a loved one. Traditionally, religion has played a key role in the grieving process, but in recent years, many families and individuals are seeking alternative forms of memorializing their loved ones.

Dr. Candi Cann, assistant professor in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core, asserts that this shift toward alternative memorialization processes has not been directly caused by a lack of faith or animosity toward religion, but rather the church’s lack of rituals and practices that adequately meet the needs of families and individuals who are grieving.

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September 29, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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NSF offers Q&A webinars for prospective SBIR/STTR applicants

SBIRThis fall, the NSF will host a series of  informational webinars for individuals who are interested in applying for funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Translation (STTR) programs.  The free online sessions will help prospective applicants navigate the proposal process and get started on their applications.

In addition to information on the webinars, the NSF’s website also offers links to YouTube videos about the SBIR/STTR program and user guides for developing and submitting applications.

Click here for more information or to register for an upcoming webinar.

September 26, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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Get to know Big 12 research: Iowa State University

If you’re like many members of the OVPR’s staff, you’re planning to spend the next several Saturdays watching Baylor’s football team defend their 2013 Big 12 championship. Of course, there’s more to the universities in our conference than just athletics — Big 12 schools are also leaders in research and scholarship.

Leading up to the Bears’ conference games this fall, we’ll be bringing you Q&A with staff members in our counterpart offices to help you learn more about the great research being conducted on their campuses. This week, we hear from Sandy Clarke, communications specialist in Iowa State University’s Office of the Vice President for Research.

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September 25, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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Selected funding opportunities in the arts, humanities, social sciences and education

Title: Cultural Anthropology Program
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)
Sponsor ID: PD 98-1390
Upcoming deadlines:
Jan. 15, 2015
Jan. 16, 2015
March 1, 2015
Aug. 15, 2015
Aug. 16, 2015

Title: Decision, Risk and Management Sciences (DRMS)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)
Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)
Sponsor ID: PD 98-1321
Upcoming deadlines:
Jan. 18, 2015

Title:Political Science Program
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)
Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)
Sponsor ID: PD 98-1371
Upcoming deadlines:
Jan. 15, 2015
Aug. 15, 2015

Title: Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in the Humanities Program
Sponsor: Stanford University
Stanford Humanities Center
Upcoming deadlines:
Nov. 17, 2014

Title: Clements Center-DeGolyer Library Research Travel Grants
Sponsor: Southern Methodist University (SMU)
William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies
Upcoming deadlines:
Nov. 15, 2014
May 15, 2015

Title: Project Grants
Sponsor: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Upcoming deadlines:
Nov. 1, 2014

Title: Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant
Sponsor: American Library Association (ALA)
Upcoming deadlines:
Dec. 1, 2014

Title: Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants
Sponsor: National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Division of Preservation and Access
Sponsor ID: 20140501-PE (Re-issue of 20130501-PE)
Upcoming deadlines:
May 1, 2015

Title: Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)
Sponsor ID: PD 08-1698
Upcoming deadlines:
Jan. 15, 2015
July 15, 2015

Title: Research Report Stipends
Sponsor: IBM Center for the Business of Government
Upcoming deadlines:
Oct. 1, 2014
April 1, 2015

Title: Research Grant Program
Sponsor: Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation
Upcoming deadlines:
Continuous

Title: Kristeller-Popkin Travel Fellowships
Sponsor: Journal of the History of Philosophy
Upcoming deadlines:
Dec. 1, 2014

Title: Lynette S. Autrey Visiting Scholars in the Rice Seminars Call
Sponsor: Rice University
Humanities Research Center (HRC)
Upcoming deadlines:
Dec. 1, 2014

Title: Ruth P. Morgan Women of the Southwest Research Fellowship
Sponsor: Southern Methodist University (SMU)
William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies
Clements Center-DeGolyer Library Research Travel Grants
Upcoming deadlines:
Nov. 15, 2014
May 15, 2015

Title: Secondary Analysis of Existing Alcohol Epidemiology Data (R01)
Sponsor: United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Sponsor ID: PA-14-337, PA-14-336, PAR-14-338 (Re-issue of PA-11-308)
Upcoming deadlines:
Oct. 24, 2014
Nov. 5, 2014
Jan. 7, 2015
Feb. 5, 2015
March 5, 2015
May 7, 2015
June 5, 2015
July 5, 2015
Sept. 7, 2015

Title: Secondary Analysis of Existing Alcohol Epidemiology Data (R03)
Sponsor: United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Sponsor ID: PA-14-338, PA-14-336, PA-14-337 (Re-issue of PA-11-309)
Upcoming deadlines:
Oct. 24, 2014
Nov. 4, 2014
Nov. 16, 2014
Feb. 16, 2015
March 16, 2015
May 7, 2015
June 16, 2015
July 16, 2015
July 16, 2015
Sept. 7, 2015

Title: Research: Art Works
Sponsor: National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Sponsor ID: 2015NEAORA (Re-issue of 2014NEAORA)
Upcoming deadlines:
Oct. 21, 2014

Title: Digital Media and Learning Competition 5: Trust Challenge
Sponsor: Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC)
Upcoming deadlines:
Nov. 3, 2014

Title: Comcast Technology Research & Development Fund: Targeted Research Grants
Sponsor: Comcast
Upcoming deadlines:
Continuous

Title: Business History Travel Research Grants
Sponsor: Southern Methodist University (SMU)
William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies
Upcoming deadlines:
Nov. 15, 2014
May 15, 2015

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.

September 25, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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Selected funding opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields

Title: Decision, Risk and Management Sciences (DRMS)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)
Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)
Sponsor ID: PD 98-1321
Upcoming deadlines:
Aug. 18, 2014
Jan. 18, 2015

Title: Economics Program
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)
Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES)
Sponsor ID: PD 98-1320
Upcoming deadlines:
Jan. 18, 2015
Aug. 18, 2015

Title: Hubble Fellowships
Sponsor: Space Telescope Science Institute
Upcoming deadlines:
Nov. 6, 2014
Nov. 13, 2014

Title: Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (FAD)
Sponsor: American Sociological Association (ASA)
Upcoming deadlines:
Dec. 15, 2014

Title: Education and Interdisciplinary Research (EIR)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)
Division of Physics (PHY)
Sponsor ID: PD 11-9134 (Re-issue of PD 03-9134)
Upcoming deadlines:
Oct. 29, 2014

Title: Fellowship in Affective, Anxiety, Eating and Related Disorders
Sponsor: Columbia University
Department of Psychiatry
Upcoming deadlines:
Nov. 30, 2014

Title: Developmental and Learning Sciences (DLS)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE)
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)
Sponsor ID: PD 08-1698
Upcoming deadlines:
Jan. 15, 2015
July 15, 2015

Title: Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Sponsor ID: NSF 14-601 (Re-issue of NSF 10-612)
Upcoming deadlines:
Nov. 18, 2014

Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Sponsor: Columbia University
Earth Institute
Upcoming deadlines:
Oct. 31, 2014

Title: Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS)
Sponsor ID: NSF 14-597 (Re-issue of NSF 13-581)
Upcoming deadlines:
Nov. 10, 2014
Nov. 20, 2014
Jan. 14, 2015
Sep. 21, 2015
Nov. 19, 2015

Title: Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF)
Sponsor ID: NSF 14-598 (Re-issue of NSF 13-579)
Upcoming deadlines:
Nov. 10, 2014
Nov. 20, 2014
Jan. 14, 2015
Sep. 21, 2015
Nov. 19, 2015

Title: Research Program (Limited Submission)
Sponsor: Keck Foundation, W.M.
Upcoming deadlines:
OVPR internal preproposal due Dec. 5, 2014. Click here for more information.

Title: Ruth I. Michler Memorial Prize
Sponsor: Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
Upcoming deadlines:
Nov. 1, 2014

Title: Ocean Sciences Research Initiation Grants (OCE-RIG): Broadening Participation
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)
Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE)
Sponsor ID: NSF 13-606 (Re-issue of NSF 13-505)
Upcoming deadlines:
Jan. 12, 2015
Jan. 11, 2016

Title: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Sponsor ID: NSF 14-599 (Re-issue of NSF 13-578)
Upcoming deadlines:
Nov. 10, 2014
Nov. 20, 2014
Dec. 19, 2014
Jan. 14, 2015
Sep. 21, 2015
Nov. 19, 2015

Title: Call for Research Proposals
Sponsor: National PKU Alliance (NPKUA)
Upcoming deadlines:
Nov. 1, 2014

Title: Meixner Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Research
Sponsor: Autism Speaks (AS)
Upcoming deadlines:
Nov. 12, 2014
Feb. 4, 2015

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.

September 23, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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NSF announces intent to use “Asynchronous Review Mechanism” for proposals submitted to physics division

NSF LogoIn a recent “Dear Colleague” letter, the National Science Foundation has announced that it will use an asynchronous review model for proposals submitted to its physics division.

The new review method, pilot tested in FY 2013, allows reviewers to provide input to other members of the review panel in the weeks leading up to the face-to-face review meeting. Previously, discussion of proposals was limited to the short time that reviewers spend together during the proposal review meeting.

Each of the physics division’s program officers will decide whether to employ this asynchronous mechanism or to use the traditional review process.

The NSF says the change change is intended to encourage deeper, more thoughtful comments and discussions on the proposals, leading to better evaluations and more helpful feedback to investigators. While the mechanics of the review process will change, the NSF emphasizes that the criteria used to evaluate proposals — intellectual merit and broader impacts — will remain unchanged.

Click here to read the “Dear Colleague” letter on the NSF website, or click here for more general information about the NSF’s merit review process.

September 19, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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NCAA, DoD extend deadline to request information on concussion education research grant

NCAA-DOD3Earlier this month, we told you about the Mind Matters Challenge, an upcoming funding opportunity offered through an alliance between the NCAA and the U.S. Department of Defense.

The program will provide faculty in science, art, marketing and education fields with grants of up to $400,000 for research on ways to change the culture surrounding concussion reporting and treatment.

The NCAA is currently requesting contact information for university faculty who wish to be notified when the grant program officially launches this fall. Initially, organizers had asked for researcher contact information by Sept. 15, but the deadline has been extended to Oct. 15.

Click here to fill out a short form requesting information on the Mind Matters Challenge.

September 18, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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Internal funding reminder: Dr. Benjamin F. Brown IV Fund for Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Scholarship

The OVPR would like to remind faculty that applications are currently being accepting for the Dr. Benjamin F. Brown IV Fund for Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Scholarship, an internal grant program that provides support for research and curriculum development projects.  The program is made possible by a generous endowment gift by Dr. Clara M. Lovett in honor of her late husband.

Applicants to the program may request up to $5,000 in funding for projects addressing issues of global significance, including, but not limited to:

  • Collaboration and conflict among followers of various world religions;
  • The interplay of religious beliefs/practices with civil society and political authority;
  • The eradication of illiteracy;
  • The impact of economic development on traditional societies; and
  • Global public health.

Brown Fund proposals are due at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 for funding during the 2016 fiscal year (June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016).

Click here for more information on the Brown Fund, or contact your department’s assigned OSP coordinator to apply.

September 17, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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OVPR, IRB to present fall seminar in Dallas for LHSON faculty

IRB Fall Seminar at the LHSON in Dallas

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
4:30 p.m. (immediately following faculty general business meeting)
Lecture Hall, room 406

The OVPR and the Institutional Review Board will present a fall seminar to Louise Herrington School of Nursing faculty in Dallas next month.  The seminar is intended to help faculty, administrators and department representatives become familiar with regulations and procedures surrounding human-subjects research. Among topics to be discussed are the role of the Institutional Review Board, requirements for a principal investigator, and accessing IRBNet and CITI for research purposes.

Deborah Holland, AVPR director of compliance, and Lisa McKethan, AVPR director of sponsored programs, will be on hand to present information and respond to questions.  The presenters will address the new submission and follow-up forms that will go into effect this fall, as well as the OVPR’s internal research grants including the CFRIP program.

No registration is necessary, but seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.