Research Tracks

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

May 18, 2017
by Baylor OVPR
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OVPR Proposal Development Award self-nominations due May 26

The OVPR has announced that self-nominations for the 2017 Proposal Development Award are due by Friday, May 26.

At this stage, no pre-proposal is required. To nominate yourself for this program, simply send an email indicating your desire to be considered for the program to Dr. Peg AtKisson at peg@atg.consulting with a CC to Blake Thomas at Blake_Thomas@Baylor.edu.

After the May 26 deadline, Dr. AtKisson will provide instructions to all nominees for completion of the program application, which will be due on July 28. Participation in the program will be based on evaluation of the applications. All nominees, whether selected for participation or not, will receive feedback on their applications.

The Proposal Development Award is open to full-time, tenure track Baylor faculty who have previously attended one of the OVPR’s proposal workshops led by Dr. AtKisson.

Click here to read more about the program. Contact Blake Thomas in the OVPR at 254-710-3153 with any questions.

June 29, 2016
by Baylor OVPR
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RFP: Temple Health & Bioscience Economic Development District’s NanoString nCounter Research Project

Click the image to download the full RFP document (PDF).

Click the image to download the full RFP document (PDF).

The Temple Health & Bioscience Economic Development District (THBD) is seeking proposals for research projects that will feature the NanoString nCounter NCT-SYST-200 Analysis System, located in the THBD’s Common Laboratory in Temple, Texas.  The program will award three grants of $25,000 each, with funds to be used primarily for the purchase of pre-made or custom panel kits and payment of THBD NanoString nCounter Analysis System cost center fees.

Click here to download the full RFP document, which includes more information on the program and instructions for application.

April 7, 2016
by Baylor OVPR
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OVPR announces application deadlines for FY 2018 internal grants

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has announced the application deadlines for fiscal year 2018 internal research grants. FY 2018 funding is available for projects which take place between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018.

The deadlines are:

Please note that to be accepted for consideration, proposals must be complete (including electronic routing and approval from the investigator’s chair and dean) no later than noon on the applicable deadline.

Contact Blake Thomas in the OVPR with questions about the grant programs.  To begin the application process, contact your academic unit’s assigned OSP coordinator.

March 31, 2016
by Baylor OVPR
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Selected funding opportunities from US federal agencies

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Title: Life Course Research Network
Sponsor: United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Sponsor ID: HRSA-16-033
Upcoming deadlines:
May 17, 2016

Title: Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center Program (Limited Submission)
Sponsor: United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Sponsor ID: HRSA-16-036
Upcoming deadlines:
May 5, 2016

Title: Bioengineering Research Partnerships (U01)
Sponsor: United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Sponsor ID: PAR-16-116, PA-16-040, PAR-13-137 (Re-issue of PAR-14-092, PA-12-284)
Upcoming deadlines:
May 18, 2016
Sep. 7, 2016
Sep. 13, 2016
Jan. 7, 2017
May 18, 2017
Sep. 13, 2017
May 7, 2018
May 18, 2018
Sep. 13, 2018
Note: The expiration date is January 8, 2019.

Title: Research Inititative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25) (Limited Submission)
Sponsor: United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Sponsor ID: PAR-16-118 (Re-issue of PAR-13-196)
Upcoming deadlines:
May 25, 2016
May 25, 2017
May 25, 2018
Note: The expiration date is May 26, 2018.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Title: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – Emerging Worlds
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
Sponsor ID: NNH16ZDA001N-EW (Re-issue of NNH15ZDA001N-EW)
Upcoming deadlines:
June 3, 2016

Title: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – Exoplanets Research Program
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
Sponsor ID: NNH16ZDA001N-XRP
Upcoming deadlines:
May 26, 2016

Title: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – NASA Data for Operation and Assessment
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
Sponsor ID: NNH16ZDA001N-NDOA (Re-issue of NNH13ZDA001N-NDOA)
Upcoming deadlines:
May 20, 2016

Title: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OSTST)
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
Sponsor ID: NNH16ZDA001N-OSTST (Re-issue of NNH14ZDA001N-OSTST)
Upcoming deadlines:
April 29, 2016
May 27, 2016

Title: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Science Mission Directorate (SMD)
Sponsor ID: NNH15ZDA001N-RRNES, NNH16ZDA001N-RRNES (Re-issue of NNH14ZDA001N-RRNES)
Upcoming deadlines:
March 31, 2017

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Conferences and Workshops in the Mathematical Sciences
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS)
Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS)
Sponsor ID: NSF 16-550 (Re-issue of NSF 10-578)
Upcoming deadlines:
Varies- Confirmed / sponsor

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Title: Solicitation for Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation Programs and Activities
Sponsor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Sponsor ID: RFA-OAA-16-000007 (Re-issue of APS-OAA-14-000003)
Upcoming deadlines:
April 25, 2016

Title: Pre-solicitation Notice – Moderate Voices of Peace
Sponsor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
USAID/Ghana
Sponsor ID: PRE-SOLICITATION-624-16-000001
Upcoming deadlines:
To be announced- Confirmed / sponsor

Title: Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services (TAPAS) (Limited Submission)
Sponsor: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Ukraine USAID-Kiev
Sponsor ID: RFA-121-16-000005
Upcoming deadlines:
April 18, 2016

U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)

Title: Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment (VORTEX) – Southeast
Sponsor: United States Department of Commerce (DOC)
Sponsor ID: NOAA-OAR-OWAQ-2015-2004475
Upcoming deadlines:
April 29, 2016

Title: Economic Impact of the Nation’s Precision Timing Infrastructure: The Global Positioning System
Sponsor: United States Department of Commerce (DOC)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Sponsor ID: 2016-NIST-TPO-01
Upcoming deadlines:
May 6, 2016

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

Title: Biological Control
Sponsor: United States Department of Defense (DOD)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Sponsor ID: DARPA-BAA-16-17
Upcoming deadlines:
April 29, 2016

Title: Aerospace Medicine, Clinical Research, Human Performance Research, and Expeditionary Medicine
Sponsor: United States Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Air Force (USAF)
Air Force Materiel Command
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Sponsor ID: BAA-AFRL-RQKHC-2016-0009 (Re-issue of BAA-11-01-HPW)
Upcoming deadlines:
Continuous- Confirmed / sponsor
Note: Full proposals are to be provided in response to the Requests for Proposals sent to offerors that submit white papers considered to meet the needs of the Air Force.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Title: Development of Technologies for Sensing, Analyzing, and Utilizing Novel Subsurface Signals in Support of the Subsurface Technology and Engineering (SubTER) Crosscut Initiative
Sponsor: United States Department of Energy (DOE)
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
Sponsor ID: DE-FOA-0001445
Upcoming deadlines:
May 5, 2016

Title: Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development
Sponsor: United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Golden Field Office (GFO)
Sponsor ID: DE-FOA-0001418
Upcoming deadlines:
May 26, 2016

Title: Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement: Industrial Assessment Centers
Sponsor: United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Golden Field Office (GFO)
Sponsor ID: DE-FOA-0001466
Upcoming deadlines:
To be announced- Confirmed / sponsor

Title: Research and Development for Next Generation Nuclear Physics Accelerator Facilities
Sponsor: United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Office of Science (OS)
Office of Nuclear Physics
Sponsor ID: DE-FOA-0001556 (Re-issue of DE-FOA-0001082)
Upcoming deadlines:
May 2, 2016

U.S. Department of Justice(DOJ)

Title: National Initiatives: Reaching Criminal Justice Policymakers
Sponsor: United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Sponsor ID: BJA-2016-9098 (Re-issue of BJA-2014-3886)
Upcoming deadlines:
May 3, 2016

Title: Police-Prosecution Partnership Initiative (Limited Submission)
Sponsor: United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Sponsor ID: BJA-2016-9324
Upcoming deadlines:
April 19, 2016

Title: Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS)
Sponsor: United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Sponsor ID: BJA-2016-8994 (Re-issue of BJA-2015-4196)
Upcoming deadlines:
April 20, 2016

Title: DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction Program
Sponsor: United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Upcoming deadlines:
May 18, 2016

Title: Longitudinal Cohort Study of Interpersonal Violence Among College-Aged Women and Men: Planning Phase
Sponsor: United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Sponsor ID: NIJ-2016-9032
Upcoming deadlines:
May 6, 2016

Title: New Investigator/Early Career Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Sponsor: United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Sponsor ID: NIJ-2016-9152
Upcoming deadlines:
May 2, 2016

Title: Violence Against Women Research Consortium
Sponsor: United States Department of Justice (DOJ)
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Sponsor ID: NIJ-2016-9026
Upcoming deadlines:
May 2, 2016

U.S. Department of State (DOS)

Title: Media Educational Program
Sponsor: United States Department of State (DOS)
U.S. Mission to Georgia
Sponsor ID: DOSGEO-16-GR-003-GEO-030216 (Re-issue of DOSGEO-15-GR-003-GEO-070815)
Upcoming deadlines:
April 27, 2016

Title: Strengthen Citizen Security through Economic and Social Opportunity
Sponsor: United States Department of State (DOS)
Sponsor ID: PRMECON-16-GR-001-WHA-030116
Upcoming deadlines:
April 30, 2016

Title: Supporting Children’s Rights in Afghanistan
Sponsor: United States Department of State (DOS)
Sponsor ID: DRLA-DRLAQM-16-063
Upcoming deadlines:
April 29, 2016

Title: Central America Regional Security Initiative
Sponsor: United States Department of State (DOS)
Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)
Sponsor ID: INL-WHPCOSTARICA-16CA0017-03042016
Upcoming deadlines:
May 3, 2016

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

Title: University Transportation Centers Open Competition 2016
Sponsor: United States Department of Transportation (DOT)
Research and Innovative Technologies Administration (RITA)
Sponsor ID: UTCOPENCOMP2016
Upcoming deadlines:
May 13, 2016


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.

February 8, 2016
by Baylor OVPR
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Limited submission opportunity: NEH Summer Stipends

Through its Summer Stipends program, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports individuals pursuing advanced research of value to humanities scholars, general audiences or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions or other scholarly materials. Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars and support continuous, full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months during summer 2015.

Organizations are limited in the number of proposals they may submit to the NEH, so the OVPR holds an internal competition to determine which Baylor applications will go forward. Internal letters of intent are due to the OVPR by Aug. 22. Full proposals for the selected projects are due to the NEH by Oct. 1, 2016.

Click here for more information and application instructions for the internal competition. You may also click here to view information about the program from the NEH.

January 22, 2016
by Baylor OVPR
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Research opportunities for faculty and doctoral students at DOE’s Jefferson Lab

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Jefferson Science Associates, LLC has announced two funding programs to support temporary research appointments for graduate students and faculty members at the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) in Newport News, Virgina.

For faculty: Sabbatical and Research Leave Support

The Sabbatical and Research Leave Support program provides funding for faculty to conduct full-time research at Jefferson Lab for a period of up to nine months. Applications are due by March 31, 2016. Click here to learn more about the program and application processes.

For graduate students: Graduate Fellowship Program

The Graduate Fellowship Program provides opportunities for doctoral students to work alongside Jefferson Lab researchers on projects related to the lab’s mission. Applications are due by Feb. 29, 2016. Click here for more information on the program and its application procedure.

January 21, 2016
by Baylor OVPR
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Social science funding opportunity from the U.S. Department of Defense

United_States_Department_of_Defense_Seal.svgThe U.S. Department of Defense is accepting proposals for social science research on topics related to the nation’s security policy under its Minerva Research Initiative.

Under the current funding announcement, DoD seeks to support projects in the following five areas listed below:

  1. Identity, influence and mobilization; culture, identity and security; influence and mobilization for change
  2. Contributors to societal resilience and change; governance and rule of law; migration and urbanization; populations and demographics; environment and natural resources; economics
  3. Power and deterrence; global order; power projection and diffusion; beyond conventional deterrence; area studies
  4. Analytical methods and metrics for security research
  5. Innovations in national security, conflict and cooperation

Click here to learn more about the program. Contact your academic unit’s assigned OSP coordinator for information on how to apply.

July 31, 2015
by Baylor OVPR
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OVPR announces application deadlines for fall URC, AHFRP grants

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has announced the application deadlines for the next round of internal research grants.  The dates are listed below; click the program name for more information from the OVPR website.

FY 2016 Fall Cycle (for research to take place between Jan. 1 and May 31, 2016)

Due Sept. 30, 2015

FY 2016 Spring Cycle (for research to take place between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2017)

Due Oct. 7, 2015
Due Jan. 6, 2016
Due Feb. 17, 2016

Contact your department’s assigned OSP coordinator to begin the application process.

February 5, 2015
by Baylor OVPR
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Department of Energy offers Graduate Student Research Grants for 2015

DOEThe Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is now accepting applications for the 2015 Science Graduate Student Research Grants (SCGSR). Applications are due on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 100 awards in 2015, for project periods beginning anytime between Oct. 2015 and Sept. 2016.

Click here to view detailed information about the program including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system.

February 4, 2015
by Baylor OVPR
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Call for proposals: Christian Scholars Networking Grants

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is offering networking grants to mobilize CCCU faculty to create and disseminate high-quality scholarship that brings Christian voices into contemporary academic conversations. Small teams of scholars (3-6) are invited to apply for 1-year Planning Grants ($3,000) or 3-year Initiative Grants ($18,000).

Applications are due March 2, 2015. To learn more, please go to the CCCU Networking Grants for Christian Scholars web page.