Research Tracks

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

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 2, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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Reminder: Internal pre-proposals for NSF MRI program due Dec. 11

https://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/programs/mri/The National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program provides funds for the acquisition or development of science or engineering instruments for research or research training.

Because applications to the program are limited, the OVPR conducts an internal competition to determine which proposals will be certified to represent Baylor with a full proposal to the NSF.  Internal pre-proposals are due to the OVPR on Dec. 11, 2014.

Click here for information and instructions on submitting pre-proposals for the MRI program.  Click here for more information about the NSF MRI program.

July 16, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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Limited submission funding opportunity: NSF Major Research Instrumentation program

https://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/programs/mri/The National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program provides funds for the acquisition or development of science or engineering instruments for research or research training.

Because applications to the program are limited, the OVPR conducts an internal competition to determine which proposals will be certified to represent Baylor with a full proposal to the NSF.  Internal pre-proposals are due to the OVPR on December 11, 2014.

Click here for information and instructions on submitting pre-proposals for the MRI program.  Click here for more information about the NSF MRI program.

May 20, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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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.

April 30, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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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 22, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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NSF increases minimum award size for engineering CAREER program

NSF LogoThe National Science Foundation has announced an increase in the minimum amount of awards made by the Directorate of Engineering under the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program.

According to a Dear Colleague Letter released this morning, the minimum five-year CAREER award size will be $500,000 beginning with the FY 2015 program (July 22, 2014 proposal deadline).  The change applies to CAREER proposals submitted to all programs in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET); Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI); Electrical, Computer and Cyber Systems (ECCS) and Engineering Education and Centers (EEC) within the Directorate of Engineering.

Click here to read the Dear Colleague Letter, which contains contact information for NSF officials who can answer any questions about the change.

 

April 14, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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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.

April 2, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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Baylor faculty member earns NSF CAREER award

Dr. Bryan shaw is an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences.

Dr. Bryan Shaw is an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Baylor biochemist Dr. Bryan Shaw has received a prestigious “CAREER” award grant from the National Science Foundation.

The NSF’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program awards grants to junior faculty who “exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.”

Shaw received the five-year, $405,000 award to further his group’s current research in precisely determining—and ultimately modifying—the net electrical charge of proteins, especially those containing metal ions, or “metalloproteins.” A metalloprotein’s net charge remains one of most difficult properties to measure, but is suspected to play a central role in its chemistry and perhaps in its toxicity. Shaw hypothesizes that altering the charge of some metalloproteins may prove to be an effective way to prevent or even to reverse the clumping together of certain proteins that characterizes such devastating disorders as ALS—Lou Gehrig’s Disease—and Alzheimer’s.

Part of the award also will expand one of Shaw’s current outreach projects: a collaboration with school districts across Texas in which 3D printing is used to make atomically accurate models of proteins. The models are used to convey the dynamic structure of proteins to blind and visually disabled students who face great challenges in learning and conceptualizing structural biology.

In 2009, Dr. Lorin Swint Matthews, an astrophysicist in Baylor’s Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER) was recognized with a five-year CAREER award, supporting her research into the aggregation of cosmic dust, a process thought to be crucial to the formation of planets.

March 27, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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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.