Research Tracks

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

December 19, 2013
by Baylor OVPR

Last chance to register for the OVPR proposal development workshop

The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s almost time for the OVPR’s annual proposal development workshop. This is your last chance to reserve your seat!

Fourth annual OVPR Proposal Development Workshop. The workshop is intended to help faculty members at all levels of grant-writing experience compete more successfully for external funding.

January 9 & 10, 2014. The session on Thursday the 9th will be geared toward faculty in the sciences (those primarily interested in applying to the NSF, NIH, Dept. of Energy, etc.), while the session on Friday the 10th will be aimed at faculty in the arts and humanities (those primarily interested in applying to the NEH, Dept. of Education, private foundations, etc.).  The sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided by the OVPR.

Baylor Sciences Building, room E.231

Click here to register:  Seats are limited, and preference will be given to tenure-track faculty.

Contact Blake Thomas at 710-3153 for more information.

The presenter for this event is Dr. Peg AtKisson of Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops. Dr. AtKisson is a neuroscientist by training and made significant contributions to over $140 million in funded grants while working as the director of proposal development in the Office of the Vice Provost at Tufts University.

December 18, 2013
by Baylor OVPR

Selected funding opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields

National Institutes of Health

Virtual Reality Technologies for Research and Education in Obesity and Diabetes (R01)
Deadlines: New applications due Feb. 5, 2014; renewal and resubmission applications due March 5, 2014.

National Science Foundation

Cognitive Neuroscience Program
Deadlines: Feb. 25 and Aug. 27, 2014.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education
Deadline: Feb. 4, 2014.

Mentoring Through Critical Transition Points in the Mathematical Sciences (MCTP)
Deadline: June 3, 2014.

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering
Deadline: Oct. 3, 2014.

Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME)
Deadlines: Proposals due Feb. 21, 2014. Conference and workshop proposals may be submitted at any time, generally one year prior to the proposed event.

Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG)
Deadline: June 3, 2014.

United States Department of Agriculture

Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program
Deadlines: Letter of intent not required but strongly suggested by Jan. 17, 2014. Full proposal due March 19, 2014.

United States Department of Defense

Broad Agency Announcement: Research in Bio-Molecular Science and Engineering
White papers accepted continuously.

United States Department of Energy

Reliable Electricity Based on ELectrochemical Systems (REBELS)
Deadline: Concept paper/proposal due Jan. 8, 2014.

Other organizations and foundations

Arctic Institute of North America
AINA Grants-in-Aid
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2014.
Note: Awardees are expected to become members of the Arctic Institute of North America; Individual and institutional memberships range from $65 to $280 per year, respectively.


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.