Research Tracks

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

June 10, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
0 comments

NIH issues challenge for ideas to improve peer review

NIH_LogoThe National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review has announced a challenge program seeking ideas from the scientific community on ways to improve the fairness and impartiality of grant proposal peer review.

The program offers a $10,000 first prize and a $5,000 second prize for ideas in response to two challenge categories: ‘New methods to detect bias in peer review’ and ‘Strategies to strengthen fairness and impartiality in peer review.’

Submissions to the program may be submitted by email any time prior to the June 30 deadline.  Winners will be announced in September.

Click here for more information and complete rules.

May 20, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
0 comments

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

Title: Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE)
Sponsor ID: NSF 14-562
Upcoming deadlines:
Sept. 24, 2014

Title: Coupling, Energetics, and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Geosciences (GEO)
Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS)
Sponsor ID: 14-545 (Re-issue of NSF 06-561)
Upcoming deadlines:
July 17, 2014

Title: Decision Frameworks for Multi-Hazard Resilient and Sustainable Buildings (RSB)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI)
Sponsor ID: NSF 14-557 (Re-issue of NSF 13-544)
Upcoming deadlines:
July 24, 2014

Title: Opportunities for Promoting Understanding Through Synthesis (OPUS)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO)
Division of Environmental Biology (DEB)
Sponsor ID: NSF 14-559 (Re-issue of NSF 12-506)
Upcoming deadlines:
Aug. 1, 2014

Title: Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Sponsor ID: NSF 10-612 (Re-issue of NSF 07-598)
Upcoming deadlines:
Nov. 19, 2014

Title: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Sponsor ID: NSF 13-578 (Re-issue of NSF 12-596)
Upcoming deadlines:
Sep. 19, 2014

Title: Awards to Stimulate and Support Undergraduate Research Experiences (ASSURE)
Sponsor: United States Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of the Air Force (USAF)
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
Education and Outreach Programs
Upcoming deadlines:
May 23, 2014
Aug. 27, 2014

Title: NGA Academic Research Program (NARP)
Sponsor: United States Department of Defense (DOD)
National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
Sponsor ID: HM0210-14-BAA-0001 (Re-issue of BAA HM0177-12-BAA-0001)
Upcoming deadlines:
Aug. 31, 2017 (White papers may be submitted at any time prior to the deadline; not required but strongly suggested)
Sep. 30, 2017 (Full proposals may be submitted at any time prior to the deadline)

Title: Dimensional Approaches to Research Classification in Psychiatric Disorders (R01)
Sponsor: United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Sponsor ID: RFA-MH-15-500 (Re-issue of RFA-MH-14-050)
Upcoming deadlines:
Sep. 3, 2014 (Letter of intent, not required)
Oct. 3, 2014 (Full proposal)
Note: The open date (earliest submission date) is September 3, 2014. The expiration date is October 4, 2014.

Title: Free-Electron Laser Science: Peter Paul Ewald Fellowships at LCLS in Stanford
Sponsor: VolkswagenStiftung / Volkswagen Foundation
Upcoming deadlines:
Jan. 30, 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.

May 16, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
0 comments

Selected funding opportunities in the arts, humanities, social sciences and education

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

Title: Education Research Grants – Early Learning Programs and Policies
Sponsor: United States Department of Education (ED)
Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
National Center for Education Research (NCER)
Upcoming deadlines:
June 5, 2014 (Letter of intent; optional but strongly encouraged)
Aug. 7, 2014 (Full proposal)

Title: Education Research Grants – Education Technology
Sponsor: United States Department of Education (ED)
Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
National Center for Education Research (NCER)
Upcoming deadlines:
June 5, 2014 (Letter of intent; optional but strongly encouraged)
Aug. 7, 2014 (Full proposal)

Title: Special Education Research Programs – Reading, Writing, and Language Development
Sponsor: United States Department of Education (ED)
Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER)
Upcoming deadlines:
June 5, 2014 (Letter of intent; optional but strongly encouraged)
Aug. 7, 2014 (Full proposal)

Title: Education Research Grants – English Learners
Sponsor: United States Department of Education (ED)
Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
National Center for Education Research (NCER)
Upcoming deadlines:
June 5, 2014 (Letter of intent; optional but strongly encouraged)
Aug. 7, 2014 (Full proposal)

Title: Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy – Continuous Improvement in Education Research
Sponsor: United States Department of Education (ED)
Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
National Center for Education Research (NCER)
Upcoming deadlines:
June 5, 2014 (Letter of intent; optional but strongly encouraged)
Aug. 7, 2014 (Full proposal)

Title: Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy – Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in Education Research
Sponsor: United States Department of Education (ED)
Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
National Center for Education Research (NCER)
Sponsor ID: (Re-issue of ED-GRANTS-030612-007)
Upcoming deadlines:
June 5, 2014 (Letter of intent; optional but strongly encouraged)
Aug. 7, 2014 (Full proposal)

Title: Occupational Safety and Health Research (R01)
Sponsor: United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Sponsor ID: PAR-13-129 (Re-issue of PAR-10-188)
Upcoming deadlines:
June 5, 2014
July 5, 2014
Oct. 5, 2014
Nov. 5, 2014
Feb. 5, 2015
March 5, 2015

Title:Nutrition and Alcohol-Related Health Outcomes (R21)
Sponsor: United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Sponsor ID: PA-13-359, PA-13-360, PA-13-361 (Re-issue of PA-10-241)
Upcoming deadlines:
Feb. 16, 2014
June 16, 2014
Oct. 16, 2014
Note: This NIH announcement expires on January 8, 2017.

Title: Social and Behavioral Research on the Elderly in Disasters (R03)
Sponsor: United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Sponsor ID: PA-11-263, PA-11-265, PA-11-264
Upcoming deadlines:
Feb. 16, 2014
June 16, 2014
Note: This PA expires September 8, 2014.

Title: Implications of the Economic Downturn for Health, Wealth, and Work at Older Ages (R01)
Sponsor: United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Sponsor ID: PA-12-009
Upcoming deadlines:
Feb. 5, 2014
March 5, 2014
June 5, 2014
July 5, 2014
Oct. 5, 2014
Nov. 5, 2014
Note: This PA expires January 8, 2015.

Title: Reducing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis in the United States (R01)
Sponsor: United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Sponsor ID: PAR-13-188, PAR-13-187
Upcoming deadlines:
June 5, 2014
July 5, 2014
Oct. 5, 2014
Nov. 5, 2014
Feb. 5, 2015
March 5, 2015

Title: Outcome Measures for Use in Treatment Trials for Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (R01)
Sponsor: United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Sponsor ID: PAR-13-213 (Re-issue of PAR-11-045)
Upcoming deadlines:
June 5, 2014
July 5, 2014
Oct. 5, 2014
Nov. 5, 2014
Feb. 5, 2015
March 5, 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.

May 1, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
0 comments

NIH issues clarification to new resubmission policies

NIH LogoLast month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced a change to the policy regarding resubmissions of unsuccessful proposals.

In response to questions from the research community, the two groups have issued a clarification to the new rule.  The clarification provides information about due dates for resubmissions, programs to which the policy is applicable, and options for timing of resubmission.

Click here to read the clarification statement, or click here to read the resubmission FAQ document, which contains answers to many common questions about the policy.

April 30, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
0 comments

Selected funding opportunities in the arts, humanities, social sciences and education

National Institutes for Health

Implications of the Economic Downturn for Health, Wealth, and Work at Older Ages (R01)
Deadlines: New proposals due June 5, Oct. 5; Renewal, resubmission, and revision applications due July 5, Nov. 5.

School Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies, Obesogenic Behaviors and Weight Outcomes (R03)
New applications due June 16 and Oct. 16, 2014, Feb. 16, 2015; Resubmission applications due July 16, 2014, March 16, 2015, Nov. 16, 2015; AIDS and AIDS-related applications due Sept. 7, 2014, Jan. 7, 2015.

National Science Foundation

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Deadlines: Science Learning+ Planning proposals due July 10; AISL proposals due Nov. 14; proposals for conferences, symposia, and workshops above $50,000 are now due on the solicitation deadline. Proposals under that threshold may be submitted at any time.

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Deadlines: July 21 (BIO, CISE and EHR directorates), July 22 (ENG directorate), July 23 (GEO, MPS and SBE directorates).

Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS)
Deadline: Dec. 2.

Linguistics Program
Deadline: July 15.

U.S. Department of Education

Education Research Grants – Early Learning Programs and Policies
Deadlines: Optional letter of intent due June 5; full proposal due Aug. 7.

Education Research Grants – Education Technology
Deadlines: Optional letter of intent due June 5; full proposal due Aug. 7.

Education Research Grants – English Learners
Deadlines: Optional letter of intent due June 5; full proposal due Aug. 7.

Statistical and Research Methodology in Education
Deadlines: Optional letter of intent due June 5; full proposal due Aug. 7.

U.S. Department of Justice

Social Science Research on Implementation, Dissemination, and Translation FY 2014
Deadline: June 9.

Other organizations and foundations

National Geographic Society
Committee for Research and Exploration Grants (Hypothesis-Driven Grants)
Pre-applications accepted continuously.

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.

April 17, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
0 comments

NIH announces change to proposal resubmission policy

NIH_LogoThe National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have announced a change to their policy regarding resubmission of unfunded research grant proposals.

Since 2009, NIH and AHRQ policy has limited unsuccessful proposals to one resubmission.  If a resubmission was also not funded, investigators were required to substantially change the content and scope of their project in order to submit it as a new proposal.

The latest change, announced today on the NIH website, allows unsuccessful resubmissions to be presented as new applications without a redesign of the project’s content and scope. While applicants are encouraged to take advantage of previous reviewers’ comments and suggestions, they will not be required to specifically address them in the proposal.

For more information on this new policy, check out today’s blog post by Dr. Sally Rockey, NIH’s deputy director for extramural research.

April 14, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
0 comments

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

National Institutes of Health

Collaborative Research in Integrative Cancer Biology (U01)
Deadlines: June 18, 2014; Nov. 13, 2014; June 18, 2015; Nov. 13, 2015.  Letter of intent due 30 days before the full proposal deadlines.

Image-Guided Drug Delivery in Cancer (R01)
Deadlines: June 19, 2014; Nov. 19, 2014; June 19, 2015; Nov. 19, 2015.

Research Education Grants for Statistical and Computational Training in the Genetics of Addiction (R25)
Deadline: Aug. 21.

National Science Foundation

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Deadlines: July 21 (BIO, CISE and EHR directorates), July 22 (ENG directorate), July 23 (GEO, MPS and SBE directorates).

Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics
Deadlines: July 16, 2014; Jan. 16, 2015.

Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS)
Deadline: Dec. 2.

Linguistics Program
Deadline: July 15.

Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (Limited submission)
Deadlines: Internal pre-proposal due May 13; full proposal due June 24.

U.S. Department of Defense

Awards to Stimulate and Support Undergraduate Research Experiences (ASSURE)
Deadline: May 23; Aug. 27.

Other organizations and foundations

American Heart Association
Scientist Development Grant (SDG) – National
Deadline: July 24.

National Geographic Society
Committee for Research and Exploration Grants (Hypothesis-Driven Grants)
Pre-applications accepted continuously.

Samsung
Global Collaboration: 2014 GRO Program
Deadline: June 13.

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.

March 27, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
0 comments

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

Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

Recruitment of First-Time Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Proposals accepted continuously.

Recruitment of Rising Stars
Proposals accepted continuously.

Recruitment of Established Investigators
Proposals accepted continuously.

National Institutes of Health

Innovative Measurement Tools for Community Engaged Research Efforts (R21)
Deadline: June 16.

PHS 2014-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42]) – Ethical, Legal and Social Implications
Deadlines: New, renewal, resubmission and revision applications due April 5, Aug. 5, Dec. 5; AIDS and AIDS-related applications due May 7 and Sept. 7, 2014, and Jan. 7, 2015.

NASA

Omnibus Solicitation: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – 2014
Over 50 funding opportunities; deadlines vary.

National Science Foundation

Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program
Deadline: Sept. 4.

Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry (MSN)
Deadline: Oct. 31.

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

U.S. Library of Congress

David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality
Deadline: April 17.

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 13, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
0 comments

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

National Institutes of Health

Implications of the Economic Downturn for Health, Wealth, and Work at Older Ages (R01)
Deadlines: New applications due June 5, Oct. 5; renewal, resubmission, and revision applications due March 5, July 5, Nov. 5.

NIDCD Research on Hearing Health Care (R01)
Deadlines: June 5, Oct. 5, 2014; Feb. 5, 2015.

National Science Foundation

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE)
Deadline: May 1.

Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES)
Deadlines: April 8, 2014; Feb. 3, 2015.

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program
Deadlines: July 21 (BIO, CISE, EHR), July 22 (ENG), July 23 (GEO, MPS, SBE)

Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR)
Deadline: July 25.

Ocean Sciences Research Initiation Grants (OCE-RIG): Broadening Participation
Deadlines: Jan. 12, 2015; Jan. 11, 2016

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) – Foundational Program – Exploratory: Exploratory Research
Letter of intent due by Sept. 30; invited proposals accepted continuously.

U.S. Department of Defense

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) – Environmental Laboratory (EL) – Environmental and Military Sensing (EL-2)
Proposals accepted continuously.

U.S. Department of Justice

New Approaches to Digital Evidence Processing and Storage
Deadline: April 28.

NIJ Graduate Research Fellowship Program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Deadline: April 28.

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 3, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
0 comments

NIH institute provides guidance on writing better grant proposals

NIH_LogoAre you interested in applying for research funding from the National Institutes of Health?  If so, you’ll want to read Ten Steps to a Winning R01 Application. While the publication is made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the advice it offers is applicable to proposals to any NIH institute.  It lays out a clear roadmap to help you organize your ideas and present them in a way that is persuasive to reviewers.

NIAID announces updates to Ten Steps (along with funding opportunities and other tips for biomedical researchers) in their NIAID Funding Newsletter. Both Ten Steps and the NIAID newsletter are great resources for anyone interested in seeking funding from any NIH agency.

Click here to read the latest newsletter issue. You can also subscribe to email alerts so you’ll receive the newsletters in your inbox as soon as they are released.