Congratulations to those who received grants in June!  Please help the WSU community stay informed by forwarding any notices of funding opportunities and/or training sessions to for inclusion in the next newsletter.  Good luck to all of you in your research efforts over the next month.  

Coleen Pugh, Vice Provost for Research





PI/Department:  Loren Belew, Student Involvement

Co-PI/Department: Nancy Loosle, Student Involvement

Sponsor:  Kansas Leadership Center 

Amount:  $2,000



PI/Department:  Loren Belew, Student Involvement

Co-PI/Department: Nancy Loosle, Student Involvement

Sponsor:  Kansas Leadership Center 

Amount:  $2,000



 PI/Department:  Misty Bruckner, Public Policy & Management Center

Sponsor:  Wichita Art Museum 

Amount:  $9,750



PI/Department:  Jeswin Chankaramangalam, NIAR-CAD/CAM

Sponsor:  Texas Highway Energy Materials, LLC. / US Airforce

Amount:  $23,054



PI/Department:  Samantha Corcoran, Engineering Technology

Sponsor:  Teach Access 

Amount:  $5,000



PI/Department:  Matthew Forney, Ennovar/Training & Technology Team

Sponsor:  Millennium Concepts Inc. / US Army Research Office

Amount:  $106,146



PI/Department:  William Groutas, Chemistry

Sponsor:  Kansas State University / Natl Institutes of Health

Amount:  $234,016



PI/Department:  Jamie Harrington, School of Nursing

Sponsor:  The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois / Health Resources & Services Admin

Amount:  $10,000



PI/Department:  Suzanne Hawley, Public Health Sciences

Sponsor:  University of Iowa / Health Resources & Services Admin

Amount:  $7,560



PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  Univ of KS Medical Ctr Research Inst Inc / Natl Institutes of Health

Amount:  $69,821



PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  Univ of KS Medical Ctr Research Inst Inc / Natl Institutes of Health

Amount:  $51,800



PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  Univ of KS Medical Ctr Research Inst Inc / Natl Institutes of Health

Amount:  $14,800



PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  Univ of KS Medical Ctr Research Inst Inc. / Natl Institutes of Health

Amount:  $51,800



PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  Univ of KS Medical Ctr Research Inst Inc. / Natl Institutes of Health

Amount:  $11,840



PI/Department:  Lawanda Holt-Fields, Ronald E. McNair Program

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $9,920



PI/Department:  Robert Huculak, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Co-PI/Department: Marcus Pyles, NIAR-Crash Dynamics| Seth Stednitz, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  University of Alabama - Huntsville / Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $45,350



PI/Department:  Jeoung Min Lee, School of Social Work

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - ARCS 

Amount:  $4,000



PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $800,000



PI/Department:  Vinod Namboodiri, School of Computing

Co-PI/Department: Nils Hakansson, Biomedical Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $10,000



PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  BETA Technologies, Inc. / US Airforce

Amount:  $190,000



PI/Department:  Robert Owens, History and Geography

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - URCA 

Amount:  $4,500



PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Kansas Corporation Commission 

Amount:  $33,000



PI/Department:  Coleen Pugh, Chemistry

Sponsor:  Entegris, Inc. 

Amount:  $23,840



PI/Department:  Patricia Self, Communication Sciences

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment-Kansas 

Amount:  $7,000



PI/Department:  Waruna Seneviratne, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $997,704



PI/Department:  Waruna Seneviratne, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Materials Sciences Corporation / US Airforce

Amount:  $14,875



PI/Department:  Waruna Seneviratne, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Co-PI/Department: Shakya Liyanage, NIAR-Composites & Structures | Upul Palliyaguru, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Technical Data Analysis, Inc. / US Navy

Amount:  $40,000



PI/Department:  Bhisham Sharma, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Cobra Aero / US Airforce

Amount:  $58,000



PI/Department:  Wujun Si, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Univ of Kansas Ctr - Research Inc. / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $140,022



PI/Department:  Smita Srivastava, Barton School Dean's Office

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - URCA 

Amount:  $4,500



PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Nat'l Institute for Aviation Res

Co-PI/Department: David Jones, NIAR-EDM Lab

Sponsor:  Department of Transportation-Kansas 

Amount:  $75,000



PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Nat'l Institute for Aviation Res

Co-PI/Department: David Jones, NIAR-EDM Lab

Sponsor:  Department of Transportation-Kansas 

Amount:  $80,000



PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Nat'l Institute for Aviation Res

Co-PI/Department: David Jones, NIAR-EDM Lab | Melinda Laubach-Hock, Nat'l Institute for Aviation Res

Sponsor:  National Center for Manufacturing Sciences / Department of Defense

Amount:  $79,086



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Leadership Center

Amount:  $142,850



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment-Kansas / Health Resources & Services Admin

Amount:  $285,386



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment-Kansas / Dept of Health and Human Services

Amount:  $12,099



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment-Kansas / Health Resources & Services Admin

Amount:  $19,541



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services / Substance Abuse-Mntl Health Srv Adm

Amount:  $57,717



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition, Inc. 

Amount:  $5,000



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Unified Government of Wyandotte County

Amount:  $3,000



Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact   If any of the following opportunities are of interest to you, please email as soon as possible so that a grant specialist may be assigned to assist.  The Office of Research has updated its website with more information about the deadlines for receipt of proposals.  While mandatory forms must be finalized well in advance of the funder deadline, you may continue to focus on your proposal narrative until closer to the deadline.  Please visit Pre-Award Services to find out more!


*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

Title: ORAU Events Sponsorship Program

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only be awarded one sponsorship per ORAU fiscal year, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by July 26, 2021 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by August 15, 2021.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by September 1, 2021.

Purpose: “Event or conference sponsorship is often beneficial to our Council of Sponsoring Institution Members, whether as a means of fostering collaboration among Council members, gaining new and important information for a proposal or business plan, and more.  To help make these event opportunities possible, ORAU’s University Partnerships Office offers an Events Sponsorship program to member institutions. Each member university is limited to one award per fiscal year (October through September). Up to $4,000 may be requested to support an event that involves participants from more than one ORAU member institution, including students. Examples of such events include visits to an ORAU consortium member by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.”

Amount: $4,000


*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two Track 1 proposals and one Track 2 proposal, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by July 28, 2021 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by September 6, 2021.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by January 19, 2022.

Purpose: “The Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education and not-for-profit scientific/engineering research organizations. An MRI award supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. MRI provides support to acquire critical research instrumentation without which advances in fundamental science and engineering research may not otherwise occur. MRI also provides support to develop next-generation research instruments that open new opportunities to advance the frontiers in science and engineering research. Additionally, an MRI award is expected to enhance research training of students who will become the next generation of instrument users, designers and builders.”

Amount: Track 1: Greater than $100,000 and less than $1,000,000; Track 2: $1,000,000-$4,000,000


Funding Agency: Story Exchange

Title: Award for Women in Science Working on Water Crisis

Application Deadline: July 31, 2021

Purpose: “The Story Exchange, an award-winning nonprofit media organization dedicated to elevating women’s voices, is celebrating its 10th anniversary by launching the annual Women in Science Incentive Prize.  The cash prize will support U.S.-based women working to find innovative, science-based solutions in the area of climate change mitigation and adaptation. This year, the focus is on women leading efforts in water. A total of 5 recipients will be awarded $5,000 each and potential media coverage via The Story Exchange, which produces videos, articles and podcasts for entrepreneurial women. Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges following a rigorous scientific review and based on an assessment by The Story Exchange editors.”

Amount: $5,000


Funding Agency: John and Maria Laffin Trust

Title: Grants for Medical Research, and Human Services

Application Deadline: July 31, 2021

Purpose: “Grants are made to educational institutions at the college and university level, animal welfare organizations, medical research organizations, and humanitarian organizations. Funds shall be granted to medical research organizations that do not exclude from consideration any alternative or seemingly radical and/or controversial treatment that the American Medical Association may currently oppose. Funds shall be granted to humanitarian organizations to alleviate human misery, suffering, and starvation in any part of the world.”

Amount: $2,000-$40,000


Funding Agency: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Title: Research Focus Grants

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due August 1, 2021

Purpose: “Focus grants are targeted, innovative and potentially high impact studies that seek to inform and even transform suicide prevention efforts.” 

Amount: $500,000


Funding Agency: Brady Education Foundation

Title: Proposals for Program Evaluations

Application Deadline: Stage One Proposals due August 1, 2021 and December 1, 2021

Purpose: “The Foundation is currently accepting proposals focused on evaluating programs that have the potential of helping to close the opportunity and resulting achievement gaps associated with race and family income.” 

Amount: $150,000-$600,000


Funding Agency: Beckman Foundation

Title: Beckman Young Investigator Program

Application Deadline: August 2, 2021

Purpose: “The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.” 

Amount: $150,000-$600,000


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Justice: Bureau of Justice Assistance

Title: FY 2021 Visiting Fellows Program

Application Deadline: August 2, 2021

Purpose: “Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) invests in future and current leaders in the field to advance priority national policy issues and offer cross developmental opportunities for Department of Justice (DOJ) staff and criminal justice practitioners and researchers. Awards made under the BJA Visiting Fellows Program will fund fellowships for a period of 24 months, including a residency period of at least 9 to 12 months onsite at BJA in Washington, DC.  The purpose of each fellowship is to make important policy and programmatic contributions in a priority area of criminal justice practice. Fellows will collaborate with BJA and DOJ staff to provide critical outreach, data, research, and subject-matter expertise to inform the development of new BJA strategies and programs to benefit the field.” 

Amount: Fellowship of 24 months


Funding Agency: Health Resources in Action

Title: Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust – Catalyst Awards Program

Application Deadline: August 3, 2021

Purpose: “The Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust was created by Marian Falk in 1979 to support biomedical research. Mrs. Falk sought to fund “medical research to improve treatments of the past and eventually find cures for diseases for which no definite cure is known.” Bank of America, N.A., serves as Trustee for the Falk Medical Research Trust. The Medical Foundation at Health Resources in Action is pleased to manage the grantmaking for both the Falk Catalyst and Transformational Programs on behalf of Bank of America. The Catalyst Research Award Program provides one-to- two years of seed funding to support high-risk, high-reward projects that address critical scientific and therapeutic roadblocks within the Program’s principal areas of focus.” 

Amount: $400,000


Funding Agency: Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Title: Teacher Scholar Awards

Application Deadline: August 5, 2021

Purpose: “The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences at undergraduate institutions. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. The award is based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment to teaching, and provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.” 

Amount: $75,000


*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by August 7, 2021 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by August 28, 2021.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by September 28, 2021.

Purpose: “The purpose of the Challenge Grants program is to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building. Awards aim to help institutions secure long-term support for their core activities and expand efforts to preserve and create access to outstanding humanities materials. The program funds two distinct types of projects, each with its own Notice of Funding Opportunity: 1) Capital Projects supports the design, purchase, construction, restoration, or renovation of facilities for humanities activities.  This includes the purchase and installation of related moveable and permanently affixed equipment for exhibiting, maintaining, monitoring, and protecting collections (whether on exhibit or in storage), and for critical building systems, such as electrical, heating ventilation and air conditioning, security, life safety, lighting, utilities, telecommunications, and energy management.  2) Digital Infrastructure supports the maintenance, modernization, and sustainability of existing digital scholarly projects and platforms.  Fundraising is a critical part of NEH Challenge grant awards: up to 10 percent of total funds (Challenge matching funds plus certified gifts) may be used for fundraising costs during the period of performance.”

Amount: Up to $750,000 in federal funds with up to 4:1 required match ($3,000,000)


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy

Title: Request for Information (RFI) Regarding Energysheds

Application Deadline: Input requested by August 10, 2021 to be used for development of a potential future funding opportunity

Purpose: “The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a request for information (RFI) regarding the concept of an “energyshed” and energyshed management systems. Given that the term “energyshed” is relatively new, DOE is seeking feedback on its concept and definition, as well as its application to the electric grid. One piece of literature defines “energyshed” as “that geographical area in which all power consumed within it is supplied within it” and an “energyshed management system” to be whatever tool or process oversees the grid operations within the geographical bounds of the energyshed.” 

Amount: TBD – potential future funding opportunity


Funding Agency: Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)

Title: CESMII Roadmap Projects Request for Proposals (RFP3)

Application Deadline: August 10, 2021

Purpose: “DOE, in partnership with the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII), announced a $4.8 million request for proposals (RFP) to develop emerging technologies for the manufacturing sector, including advanced sensors, cloud-based computing, advanced modeling and simulation, and artificial intelligence. The RFP also solicits ideas for college and university outreach and training strategies that will expand and diversify the clean-manufacturing workforce.” 

Amount: $800,000-$2,000,000


Funding Agency: Opera America

Title: IDEA Opera Grants (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access)

Application Deadline: Intent to Apply due August 11, 2021

Purpose: “IDEA Opera Grants fund the development of new theatrical works for trained voice and instrumental ensemble with awards of $12,500 toward workshops, readings, or other performance-based event, supplemental support to create high-quality, promotional video recordings of the works, and participation at national convenings. IDEA Opera Grants (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) support composers and librettists who identify as African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and/or Native American in the development of new operatic works and the advancement of their careers in the opera industry.” 

Amount: $12,500


Funding Agency: Patterson Health

Title: Grants for Oral Health and Animal Health

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due August 13, 2021 and October 8, 2021

Purpose: “LOI is initial approach.  The Patterson Foundation is committed to investing in programs that strengthen communities by helping those most in need live healthy lives. Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax status that operate programs in the oral health and animal health fields. Highest priority is given to programs staffed by volunteer professionals or students in our fields of interest.  The Patterson Foundation supports programs that expand access to restorative and emergency dental care for individuals in need. Priority is given to organizations that are staffed primarily by volunteer dental professionals and/or students.” 

Amount: Up to $35,000


Funding Agency: W. M. Keck Foundation 

Title: Research Program

Application Deadline: Pre-Application Counseling Period closes August 15, 2021 for November 2021 submission deadline

Purpose: “The program awards grants to research universities, medical colleges, and major private independent scientific and medical research institutions for projects that are focused on important and emerging areas of research, including those that have the potential to develop a breakthrough technology, instrumentation, or methodology; are innovative, distinctive, and interdisciplinary; demonstrate a high level of risk due to an unconventional approach or by challenging a prevailing paradigm; and have the potential for transformative impact (e.g., the founding of a new field of research, the enabling of observations not previously possible, or the altered perception of a previously intractable problem).” 

Amount: $500,000-$2,000,000


Funding Agency: American Hearing Research Foundation

Title: Discovery Grants

Application Deadline: August 16, 2021

Purpose: “Each year AHRF typically funds six to ten Discovery Grants for studies that investigate various aspects of hearing and balance disorders related to the inner ear. The Discovery Grant now encompasses the Foundation’s special interests of Causes of Sudden Hearing Loss and Meniere’s Disease. As a result, funding opportunities for these special interest topics are the same as AHRF funding for other hearing and balance topics.” 

Amount: $50,000


Funding Agency: Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Title: First Responder Grants

Application Deadline: August 18, 2021

Purpose: “Our Mission is to impact the lifesaving capabilities, and the lives of local heroes and their communities. This is accomplished by providing lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools to first responders and public safety organizations. All requests must fall within our Foundation's funding guidelines which can be found on our website.” 

Amount: $50,000


Funding Agency: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Title: Collection of Concordant Multimedia Measurements to Evaluate PFAs Human Exposure Pathways

Application Deadline: August 23, 2021

Purpose: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) in coordination with EPA’s Safe and Healthy Communities National Research Program, is requesting applications to supplement exposure measurements in cohorts where biomonitoring is being conducted for per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The data developed should enable or improve interpretation of biomonitoring data and inform understanding of the important sources and pathways related to personal exposures to PFAS chemicals. The overarching intention is to advance PFAS human exposure measurement methodologies and encourage common collection of concordant information that will increase impact of individual studies and enable understanding of the most important PFAS exposure pathways.” 

Amount: $250,000


Funding Agency: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

Title: Early-Career Research Fellowship

Application Deadline: August 25, 2021

Purpose: “To support scientists, engineers, and health professionals working on oil system safety, environmental protection, and human health issues relevant to the Gulf region, the Gulf Research Program will administer Early-Career Research Fellowships. These Early-Career Research Fellowships will contribute to a suite of capacity building activities by facilitating the academic, intellectual, and professional development of individuals who have superior scholarship promise. The fellowship will recognize early-career researchers for past performance and their future potential for substantial contributions to enhancing the protection of environmental and/or human health and/or the pursuit of safer offshore oil and gas operations. The fellowship will provide support for scientists, engineers, and health professionals at the critical pre-tenure phase of their careers.” 

Amount: An award of $76,000 is paid to each fellow’s institution in the form of a two-year grant.


Funding Agency: Medline Foundation

Title: Community Impact Grant Program

Application Deadline: August 27, 2021

Purpose: “Throughout our nation we are faced with many health inequities. Health outcomes for people living in vulnerable communities, and already disproportionately impacted by social determinants of health (SDOH), are at an even greater health risk. SDOH are the economic and social conditions that influence individual and group differences in health status. Medline is committed to social determinants of health and through the Community Impact Grant Program we can promote good health for all people. Medline is investing resources to help non-profit organizations address prevalent health challenges, stimulate health equity and improve population health in under resourced areas. We will award results-focused grants that offer community- centered solutions and immediate impact. Through collaboration with community experts, we can provide essential resources, re-direct adverse outcomes and improve the well-being of people. This is, and always will be, our ongoing commitment to communities.” 

Amount: $25,000


Funding Agency: Raymond Corporation, a Toyota Industries Company, University Research Program

Title: Advancing the Science of Material Handling

Application Deadline: Concept Review (optional) deadline August 27, 2021 and Full Proposals to be due November 5, 2021

Purpose: “The Raymond Corporation (a Toyota Industries Company) University Research Program is a sponsored research program created to drive the next generation of technology for the material handling industry. The industry’s end-to-end approach to provide complete solutions to customers that are smarter, more efficient and more effective has fueled this program. The mission is to encourage professors and researchers to apply their knowledge of engineering and technical fields, drawing synergies and collaboration between collegiate research and The Raymond Corporation.” 

Amount: $500,000


Funding Agency: Wild Animal Initiative

Title: Call for Proposals – Welfare and Ecology of Juvenile Wild Animals

Application Deadline: August 29, 2021

Purpose: “We are pleased to solicit proposals for research on the welfare, ecology, and everyday experiences of juvenile wild animals. Relevant projects might include studies that extend captive animal welfare assessment techniques to juvenile wild animals, or those that demonstrate how ecological concepts can relate to wild animal health and wellbeing.”

Amount: $25,000-$250,000


Funding Agency: NASA Kansas Space Grant Consortium

Title: Teacher Workshop Program

Application Deadline: August 30, 2021

Purpose: “The NASA Kansas Space Grant Consortium (KSGC) Teacher Workshop Program supports the development and implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educator workshops. NASA is especially interested in helping teachers bring NASA relevant material and content into middle-school classrooms.” 

Amount: $50,000 with cost match required


Funding Agency: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

Title: Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program

Application Deadline: August 30, 2021

Purpose: “The purpose of this program is to plan, develop, operate or participate in health professions and nursing training activities using evidence-based or evidence-informed strategies, to reduce and address burnout, suicide, mental health conditions and substance use disorders and promote resiliency among health care students, residents, professionals, paraprofessionals, trainees, public safety officers, and employers of such individuals, collectively known as the “Health Workforce,” in rural and underserved communities.” 

Amount: See Solicitation


Funding Agency: Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Programs: Combat-Readiness – Medical Research Program

Title: Rapid Development and Translational Research Award

Application Deadline: Pre-Application due August 31, 2021

Purpose: “The Focus Areas were established from research priorities described in the Congressional Committee Report for the CRRP in FY21. These Focus Areas broadly describe current priorities to improve readiness for delivering frontline care in combat situations and for delivering medical damage control capability, assets, and life-saving interventions during prolonged and en route care in austere and combat environments, including the acute and early management of combat-related trauma at the point of injury.”  Topics listed in the solicitation include infectious diseases, sleep disorders, chronic fatigue, arthritis, telemedicine, medical simulation devices, wound care and many others.

Amount: $1,800,000


Funding Agency: Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

Title: Grants for New Treatments or Cures for Cancer

Application Deadline: August 31, 2021; December 31, 2021, April 30, 2022

Purpose: “The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research to investigators in United States non-profit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation funds projects for a one year period that will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified.” 

Amount: By design, no set limits


Funding Agency: Department of Defense: Army: USAMRAA

Title: Investigator Initiated Research Award

Application Deadline: September 2, 2021

Purpose: “The PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award is intended to support studies that will make an important contribution toward research and/or patient care for a disease or condition related to at least one of the FY21 PRMRP Topic Areas. Impact: The Investigator-Initiated Research Award is designed to support research with the potential to yield highly impactful data that could lead to critical discoveries or major advancements. The application must clearly demonstrate the project’s potential short-term and long-term outcome(s)/product(s) (knowledge and/or materiel) and how they will impact a critical problem or question in the field of research and/or patient care in the FY21 PRMRP Topic Area(s) addressed.” 

Amount: $1,600,000 over four years for project with single PI


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Science of Organizations (SoO)

Application Deadline: September 3, 2021

Purpose: “SoO funds research that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate. Successful SoO research proposals use scientific methods to develop and refine theories, to empirically test theories and frameworks, and to develop new measures and methods. Funded research is aimed at yielding generalizable insights that are of value to the business practitioner, policy-maker and research communities.” 

Amount: Standard NSF Grant


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Frontiers (SaTC Frontiers)

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due September 7, 2021 with Full Proposals due November 17, 2021

Purpose: “The Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy, and draw on expertise in one or more of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences. Proposals that advance the field of cybersecurity and privacy within a single discipline or interdisciplinary efforts that span multiple disciplines are both encouraged.  Through this solicitation—under the SaTC umbrella—NSF specifically seeks ambitious and potentially transformative center-scale projects in the area of cybersecurity and privacy that (1) catalyze far-reaching research explorations motivated by deep scientific questions or hard problems and/or by compelling applications and novel technologies that promise significant scientific and/or societal benefits, and (2) stimulate significant research and education outcomes that, through effective knowledge transfer mechanisms, promise scientific, economic and/or other societal benefits.” 

Amount: $5,000,000-$10,000,000


Funding Agency: Harvard Ratcliffe Institute

Title: 2022-2023 Radcliffe Fellowship

Application Deadline: September 9, 2021 (Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative Arts), September 30, 2021 (Science, Engineering and Math)

Purpose: “Radcliffe fellows are exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, practitioners, and artists whose work is making a difference in their professional fields and in the larger world.” 

Amount: Fellows receive a stipend of $78,000 plus an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses.


Funding Agency: MIT Solve

Title: 2021 Digital Workforce Challenge

Application Deadline: September 10, 2021

Purpose: “ServiceNow seeks tech-enabled solutions for the 2021 Digital Workforce Challenge that leverage technology and strengthen digital capacity-building to meet the needs of the current and future digital workforce.”  Information Session available July 29.

Amount: $10,000-$100,000


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Title: NIAID Research Education Program Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: September 10, 2021 and January 25, 2022

Purpose: “NIAID seeks to further promote diversity in research training and education programs by developing programs that ultimately support the increased participation and retention of undergraduate, graduate, health professional students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career investigators from nationally underrepresented backgrounds as defined in the Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity, NOT-OD-20-031. By supporting educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce, NIAID strives to increase the pool of current and future research investigators from diverse backgrounds, including from groups underrepresented within NIAID mission areas, and facilitate the career advancement and/or transition of participants to the next step in their scientific careers.  The mission of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is to conduct and support basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. In addition, NIAID has a unique mandate which requires the Institute to respond to emerging public health threats. Furthermore, the mission includes educational activities that complement the training of the next generation of scientists in NIAID-related research areas. NIAID is committed to the development of a biomedical research workforce that is reflective of the diversity in the U.S. Thus, NIAID seeks to promote diversity in all of its training and research programs and to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in order to develop a highly competent and diverse scientific workforce capable of conducting state-of-the-art research in NIAID mission areas.” 

Amount: $325,000 in direct costs per year


Funding Agency: March of Dimes Foundation

Title: 2022 Research Grants

Application Deadline: September 10, 2021

Purpose: “March of Dimes is committed to advancing the health of all moms and babies, and that involves seeking answers through a diverse research portfolio. We are actively seeking applications for research grant funding that involve translational and actionable science that will lead directly to interventions or preventions. Our goal is to turn observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions, therapeutics, and diagnostics that improve the health of moms and babies. We are also committed to learning about differences in populations integrated into key research areas.” 

Amount: $200,000-$300,000


Funding Agency: Sony

Title: Sony Faculty Innovation Award and Focused Research Awards

Application Deadline: Now through September 15, 2021

Purpose: “As part of one of the world's most innovative and recognizable brands, we are committed to support university research and innovation in the U.S., Canada, India, and select European countries, while also fostering partnerships with university faculty and researchers. The Sony Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge academic research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers. With awards up to $150,000 USD* per year for each accepted proposal, both the Faculty Innovation Award and Focused Research Award create new opportunities for university faculties to engage in pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries and the future.” 

Amount: $100,000 for Faculty Innovation Award and $150,000 for Focused Research Award


Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants

Application Deadline: September 15, 2021

Purpose: “The APF Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education, and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: 1) applying psychology to at-risk, vulnerable populations (e.g. serious mental illness, returning military, those who are incarcerated or economically disadvantaged), 2) preventing violence, 3) understanding the connection between behavior and health (e.g. wellness, diabetes, obesity), 4) understanding and eliminating stigma and prejudice (e.g. race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, and socioeconomic status).” 

Amount: $3,000


Funding Agency: Eppley Foundation for Research

Title: Grants

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due September 15, 2021 or March 15, 2022

Purpose: “The Eppley Foundation for Research was incorporated in 1947 for the purpose of “increasing knowledge in pure or applied science…in chemistry, physics and biology through study, research and publication.” The Foundation does not support work in the social sciences, education or computer science, and only rarely funds research into diseases that have considerable financial support available, such as AIDS, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Particular areas of interest include innovative medical investigations, climate change, whole ecosystem studies, as well as research on single species if they are of particular significance in their environments, in the U.S. and abroad. The Foundation does not fund work that can qualify for funding from conventional sources such as the National Science Foundation or the National Institutes of Health, or similar agencies at the state level. It is important to the Foundation that the work proposed be novel in its insights and unlikely to be underway elsewhere. The Foundation is prepared to take risks.”

Amount: Varies, see website for previous awards


Funding Agency: New York Public Library

Title: Fellowships at the Cullman Center

Application Deadline: September 24, 2021

Purpose: “The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers offers Fellowships to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Renowned for the extraordinary comprehensiveness of its collections, the Library is one of the world’s preeminent resources for study in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, sports, and urban studies.” 

Amount: $75,000 stipend


Funding Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services

Title: Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

Application Deadline: September 24, 2021

Purpose: “The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports the development of a diverse workforce of librarians and archivists in order to meet the information needs of their communities by enhancing the training and professional development of library and archives professionals; developing faculty and information leaders; and recruiting, educating, and retaining the next generation of library and archives professionals.” 

Amount: $50,000-$1,000,000 depending on Project Type


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Defense

Title: Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) N00014-21-S-F003

Application Deadline: September 27, 2021

Purpose: “The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as "universities") that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD.” 

Amount: See solicitation for recommended funding profile levels


Funding Agency: NIH: National Cancer Institute

Title: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Integration of Individual Residential Histories in Cancer Research

Application Deadline: Three October 2021 dates

Purpose: “This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) seeks to highlight the interest of NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences to support investigation of the role of individual Residential Histories - a record of an individual’s places of residence over the life course - relative to cancer risk, etiology, prevention, treatment, and outcomes.” 

Amount: Varies by opportunity (R01 and R21)


Funding Agency: Whitehall Foundation

Title: Research Grants

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due October 1, 2021, January 15, 2022, and April 15, 2022

Purpose: “The Whitehall Foundation, through its program of grants and grants-in-aid, assists scholarly research in the life sciences. It is the Foundation's policy to assist those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by Federal Agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. In order to respond to the changing environment, the Whitehall Foundation periodically reassesses the need for financial support by the various fields of biological research.” 

Amount: $30,000-$75,000


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ECO-CBET)

Application Deadline: Preliminary Proposal due October 1, 2021; Full Proposal will be due January 31, 2022

Purpose: “The Environmental Convergence Opportunities in Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (ECO-CBET) solicitation will support fundamental research activities that confront vexing environmental engineering and sustainability problems by developing foundational knowledge underlying processes and mechanisms such that the design of innovative new materials, processes, and systems is possible. Projects should be compelling and reflect sustained, coordinated efforts from highly interdisciplinary research teams. A key objective of the solicitation is to encourage dialogue and tightly integrated collaborations wherein members of the chemical process systems, transport phenomena, and bioengineering research communities engage with environmental engineering and sustainability experts to spark innovation and arrive at unanticipated solutions. Furthermore, training the future workforce to successfully engage in discipline-transcending research will support continued innovation toward surmounting the complex environmental and sustainability challenges facing our global community.” 

Amount: $1,500,000-$1,700,000


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: The Role of Work in Health Disparities in the U.S. (R01 Clinical Trials Optional)

Application Deadline: October 5, 2021

Purpose: “The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative population-based research that can contribute to identifying and characterizing pathways and mechanisms through which work or occupation influences health outcomes and health status among populations with health and/or health care disparities, and how work functions as a social determinant of health.” 

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.


Funding Agency: Simons Foundation

Title: Simons Collaborations in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due October 6, 2021

Purpose: “A Simons Collaboration in MPS should address a mathematical or theoretical topic of fundamental scientific importance, where a significant, new development creates a novel area for exploration or provides a new direction for progress in an established field. The questions addressed by the collaboration may be concrete or conceptual, but there should be little doubt that answering them would constitute a major scientific milestone. The project should have clearly defined initial activities and goals by which progress and success can be measured. The support from the foundation should be seen as critical for the objectives of the project. The project should involve outstanding researchers in a range of career stages. Excellence of the scientific leadership is one of the main criteria in the selection process. The project should be organized and managed in a manner engendering a high level of collaboration.” 

Amount: $2,000,000 per year


Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant

Application Deadline: October 15, 2021

Purpose: “Research on the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents through accidents, violence, abuse, or suicide.” 

Amount: $5,000


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Use of Digital Technology and Mobile Health (mHealth) to Improve Diagnosis, Assessments, Interventions, Management and Outcomes for Individuals with Down Syndrome Across the Lifespan (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: October 16, 2021

Purpose: “This Notice therefore invites applications specifically aimed at developing or building upon existing technological tools to improve diagnosis, assessments, interventions, management, and outcomes for infants, children, adolescents and adults with DS. The INvestigation of Co-occurring conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndromE (INCLUDE) Project was developed in response to Fiscal Year 2018, 2019, and 2020 Omnibus Appropriations Reports, which encouraged the NIH to expand its current efforts on DS and common co-occurring conditions also seen in the general population while increasing the pipeline of DS investigators. Information about projects that were funded from 2018 through 2020, as well as the INCLUDE Project Research Plan, is available on the INCLUDE Project website. The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to support exploratory and developmental research project grant (R21) applications focused on digital technologies and/or mHealth that meet programmatic objectives for the INCLUDE Project. Sharing of resources and effective communication of outputs of appropriate interest to broader communities are a high priority of the INCLUDE Project.” 

Amount: $275,000 over two years


Funding Agency: HALO

Title: Opportunities

Application Deadline: Ongoing 

Purpose: Halo is a marketplace and network that moves science forward by connecting scientists directly with companies for research collaborations and funding opportunities.

Amount: See website for details about currently open opportunities


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy

Title: Laboratory Equipment Donation Program (LEDP)

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Purpose: “The Laboratory Equipment Donation Program (LEDP) was established by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to grant surplus and available used laboratory equipment to full-time faculty at universities and colleges in the United States for use in energy oriented Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educational programs. This program is managed by the Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS). The listing of equipment available through LEDP is updated as new equipment is identified. It is available at no cost for a limited time and is granted on a first-received qualified application basis.” 

Amount: Free Laboratory Equipment


Funding Agency: Simons Foundation

Title: Targeted Grants in Math and Physical Sciences (MPS)

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Purpose: “The program is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis.” 

Amount: Flexible


Funding Agency: Epic Games

Title: Epic Mega Grants

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Purpose: “Epic Games has committed $100 million to support game developers, enterprise professionals, media and entertainment creators, students, educators, and tool developers doing amazing things with Unreal Engine or enhancing open-source capabilities for the 3D graphics community. To provide financial grants to creative, noteworthy, and innovative projects built in and around Unreal Engine or projects that enhance the open-source 3D graphics ecosystem. See FAQ for more information.”

Amount: $5,000-$500,000


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-15, 2021

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2021

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – varies based on discipline

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 17, 2021

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

Energy, Power, Control, and Networks – proposals accepted anytime

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 6, 2021

Division of Materials Research – proposals accepted anytime starting Oct 16, 2021

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – August 26, 2021

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

Application Deadline: Varies by topic – click each topic to learn more about these special program opportunities.

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs – Varies by size of application (Small, Medium, Large)

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

Computer Science for All (CS for All) – Feb 9, 2022

Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP) – October 31, 2021 for CMI, CLP, ECS and MSN; September 30, 2021 for CAT, CSDM-A, CSDM-B, CTMC, SYN

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects – Nov/Dec 2021

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 31, 2021

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) – Aug 25, 2021

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science – Sept 15, 2021

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Sept 8, 2021

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jan 12, 2022 and July 13, 2022



Trusted AI at Scale Challenge Series: July 26 – 28, 2021

The Trusted AI at Scale event, July 26-28, will bring many of the best and brightest minds together from across the global science and technology (S&T) ecosystem to explore cutting-edge ideas in Trusted AI research! Join technology leaders from government, academia, and industry (to include start-ups, entrepreneurs, researchers, and students) as we examine the opportunities and challenges associated with fielding artificial intelligence systems that are safe, secure, robust, capable, and effective. Distinguished speakers include Dr. Mark Maybury, Chief Technology Officer of Stanley Black & Decker, Dr. Eric Horvitz, Chief Scientific Officer of Microsoft, and many more.

Register for Trust AI at Scale Event #3 and view past sessions



NVIDIA Webinar: The Innovative Force of High-Performance Computing in Materials Science: July 27, 2021

Our society is facing unprecedented global challenges including the need for affordable and environmentally responsible primary energy, carbon-neutral processes for key materials such as steel, clean and safe transportation, and a myriad of products including food and healthcare. Meeting these challenges requires the most powerful tools ever created by human ingenuity: high-performance computing combined with advanced simulation software built on solid theoretical physical and chemical foundations.  This webinar will highlight these points with examples from metal alloys related to the safety of nuclear power reactors, materials for advanced batteries, and processes for CO2 capture. Examples of scalability in single and multi-node for larger input sizes will be shared using applications, VASP and LAMMPS. A perspective on future developments in multi-scale modeling combined with data-driven machine learning approaches will conclude this webinar. Note, NVIDIA provides grants for academic hardware to universities.

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National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator Expo 2021: July 28 – 29, 2021

This “must-attend” virtual event is an attendee’s opportunity to see unique use-inspired research solutions funded by the NSF Convergence Accelerator. Last year’s inaugural event drew over 1,500 attendees from academia, industry, non-profit, government across 25 countries, and this year’s event is expected to be even larger.  During the event, you will have the opportunity to connect with our funded research teams and see live solution demos every 15 minutes across five research tracks, as well as network with other researchers, innovators, and business and technical practitioners from academia, industry, government, non-profit, and other communities of practice.

Register for the NSF Convergence Accelerator Expo 2021



2021 National SBIR Week: July 19 – 23, 2021

The 2021 National SBIR Week is a virtual event connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early stage funding – The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide over $4 billion in funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas. This event provides you with an opportunity to participate in live streaming panels and presentations with participating federal agencies that administer over 7,000 new awards annually and to meet virtually One on One with program decision makers.

Register for 2021 National SBIR Week



American Heart Association: Funding Opportunities Webinar: August 10, 2021

Each webinar will consist of a 20-minute overview of the American Heart Association (AHA) Research award offerings,  plus a 10-minute Q & A session. These calls are a great opportunity for scientists, researchers, institutions, and grant officers to get application questions answered.

Join AHA Funding Opportunity Webinars



ASPR 2021 Federal Wearables Summit: August 31, 2021

The 2021 Federal Wearables Summit is a broad interagency effort intended to bring the discussion on wearable sensors for monitoring health and health quality closer to all people. The Summit is open to the public and will address issues of interest, such as the perspectives of patients and medical care professionals, data security specialists, the regulatory bodies, and federal agencies.

Register for Federal Wearables Summit



42nd Annual Kansas Economic Outlook Conference: October 7, 2021

For a glimpse into Kansas' economic future, over 700 business leaders turn to Wichita State University, the W. Frank Barton School of Business, and the Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR), founders of the Kansas Economic Outlook Conference.  The purpose of the conference is to provide insight into current local, state, and national economies, addressing topics of interest to the community. A combination of nationally known speakers and local experts will be on hand to provide perspectives on issues affecting business, industry, education and government.

KS Economic Outlook Conference Website / Registration



2021 NSF Cybersecurity Summit: October 11-13, 2021

The NSF cyberinfrastructure ecosystem presents an aggregate of complex cybersecurity needs (e.g., scientific data and instruments, unique computational and storage resources, complex collaborations) as compared to other organizations and sectors. This community has a unique opportunity to develop information security practices tailored to these needs as well as break new ground on efficient, effective ways to protect information assets while supporting science.

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SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference: October 18-20, 2021

Connect with program managers representing America's Seed Fund of over $3.5 billion annually.  Learn how to compete for funding and create successful commercialization strategies and partnerships.  Network with global industry scouts, early-stage investors, and key federal agency buyers and funders.

SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference Website



HSI STEM Resource Hub Preflight Grantsmanship Certification Series

More information about the HSI STEM Research Hub here.  The Preflight Grantsmanship Certification Series is a free learning resource designed for educators or researchers who are interested in writing a grant proposal for the first time.   

View the Free HSI STEM Grantsmanship Series



Department of Defense – Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs Webinar Series

The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) presents a webinar series on types of funding opportunities offered and strategies to increase the success of applications submitted to different CDMRP programs. The first of these webinars scheduled is titled “Funding Opportunities and Strategies for Success” and will be posted on the CDMRP website. Viewers will learn how to find the latest CDMRP funding opportunities, how to navigate a program announcement (funding opportunity announcement) and use what they learn to create a competitive application. In addition, the webinar will introduce the two-tiered application review process, outline strategies for success, and review pitfalls in grant preparation. Future webinars will include information on funding opportunities focused on innovative studies, career development, team science, clinical trials, etc.

View DOD CDMRP webinars



Environmental Protection Agency Research Webinar Series

The EPA holds several monthly webinar series dedicated to informing and training stakeholders and decision-makers about cutting-edge scientific research activities and results in order to provide assistance and solutions to environmental and public health issues.

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XSEDE Courses

Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is a virtual collaboration funded by the National Science Foundation that facilitates free, customized access to advanced digital resources, consulting, training, and mentorship. XSEDE helps the nation's most creative minds discover breakthroughs and solutions for some of the world's greatest scientific challenges.

Check for upcoming courses on the XSEDE Course Calendar



National Science Foundation: Disclosure Requirements Related to Biographical Sketches & Current and Pending Support

“In an effort to provide the community with helpful reference information regarding pre-award and post-award disclosure information in the biographical sketch and current and pending support proposal sections, NSF has developed a disclosure table entitled, NSF Pre-award and Post-award Disclosures Relating to the Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support, to identify where these disclosures must be provided in proposals as well as in project reports. Proposers and awardees may begin using this resource immediately to assist with completing the relevant proposal and project report sections. As a reminder, current and pending support information is used to assess the capacity of the individual to carry out the research as proposed, as well as to help assess any potential overlap/duplication with the project being proposed.”



National Science Foundation 101: Five Tips for Your Broader Impacts Statement

Five tips from NSF Program Officers on writing your Broader Impacts statement.

Read the NSF Blog Story Here



ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions 2021 Annual Meeting – Session Recordings

Wichita State University is a member of ORAU.  Last month, over 300 representatives from member universities, invited organizations, and ORAU convened virtually for the Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions focused on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.  Speaker sessions/recordings can be found on the ORAU website link below, under the Agenda tab. 

Recordings from 2021 Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Supporting Institutions



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