Research Tracks

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

January 13, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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Upcoming event: Learn to search for research funding opportunities at the OVPR’s COS Pivot workshop

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research, in conjunction with Baylor University Libraries, presents a hands-on workshop to help faculty search for funding opportunities more effectively using the COS Pivot database.

WHAT
Pivot is an online system that contains thousands of funding opportunities from a wide range of sponsors including federal agencies, private foundations, non-profit organizations and more. The workshop will cover a number of topics including:

  • Establishing a Pivot account.
  • Viewing pre-selected funding opportunities based on prior research.
  • Searching for currently available opportunities and narrowing results with advanced search techniques.
  • Setting up weekly funding alert emails with newly listed opportunities.

WHEN
Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
12:20 – 1:10 p.m.

WHERE
Moody Library
Room G-42

RSVP
All Baylor faculty members are invited to attend, but seating is limited.  To RSVP for the event or for more information, contact Blake Thomas by email or by phone at 710-3153.

LIVE WEBINAR
Can’t make it in person?  The session will also be presented as a live webinar session using Blackboard Collaborate.  Contact Blake Thomas for login information.

March 27, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Selected funding opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

NASA

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science
Deadline: Notice of intent, June 28, 2013; full proposal, August 30, 2013

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – Kepler Guest Observer – Cycle 6
Deadline: Notice of intent, December 6, 2013; full proposal, January 16, 2014

National Institutes of Health

NIDCD Small Grant Program (R03)  (Limited submission opportunity)
Deadline: Internal letter of intent, May 15, 2013; full proposal, June 26, 2013

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards for Individual Predoctoral Fellows (Parent F31)
Deadline: August 8, 2013

Gut-Microbiome-Brain Interactions and Mental Health (R21/R33)
Deadlines: Letter of intent (suggested), September 10, 2013; full proposal October 10, 2013

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine (R01)
Deadline: October 5, 2013

Virtual Reality Technologies for Research and Education in Obesity and Diabetes (R01)
Deadline: October 5, 2013

Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment (R21)
Deadline: October 16, 2013

Improving Translational and Basic Research to Control Itch in Humans (ITCH) (R21)
Deadline: October 16, 2013

U.S. Department of Defense

Research Interests of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
Applications accepted continuously

Awards to Stimulate and Support Undergraduate Research Experiences (ASSURE)
Deadline: August 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Energy

General Plasma Science: Experiment and Theory
Deadline: September 30, 2013

National Science Foundation

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) (Limited submission opportunity)
Deadlines: Internal letter of intent, October 22, 2013; full proposal, December 3, 2013

Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS)
Deadline: November 1, 2013

Energy, Power, and Adaptive Systems (EPAS)
Deadline: November 1, 2013

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)
Deadline: December 16, 2013

Other organizations and foundations

American Physical Society
David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Materials Physics
Deadline: Nominations due July 1, 2013

Wiley Foundation
Wiley Prize in the Biomedical Sciences
Deadline: Nominations due July 1, 2013

Hong Kong Baptist University
LEWI Visitorship Programme
Deadline: September 15, 2013

More opportunities

Additional selected opportunities are available on the OVPR website.  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.

March 22, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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Selected funding opportunities in the arts, humanities, social sciences and education

More opportunities

Additional selected opportunities are available on the OVPR website.  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.

January 29, 2013
by Baylor OVPR
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COS Pivot eases funding searches with improved user interface

The OVPR provides a campus-wide subscription to COS Pivot to allow faculty to search for funding and set up alerts for recently listed opportunities. An update to the database’s user interface has made it even easier to locate and track funding announcements from federal agencies, private foundations and other organizations.

COS provides live or recorded webinars where the new tool will be demonstrated. Click here to view the schedule of upcoming live webinars or to view the recorded sessions at your convenience.

Contact Blake Thomas with questions regarding using COS Pivot or setting up funding searches.