Congratulations to those who received grants in January!  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:  Edward Adler, School of Art & Design

Co-PI/Department: Bhisham Sharma, Aerospace Engineering | Wei Wei, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - MURPA

Amount:  $7,500



PI/Department:  Amy Alberton, School of Social Work

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - URCA

Amount:  $4,458



PI/Department:  Teresa Bennett, Procurement Technical Assist Center

Sponsor:  Defense Logistics Agency

Amount:  $53,138



PI/Department:  George Bousfield, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  GlycoFormA, Ltd.

Amount:  $266,735



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

Sponsor:  Kansas Government Finance Officers Association

Amount:  $134,585



PI/Department:  Jaehwan Byun, School of Education

Co-PI/Department: Mara Alagic, School of Education | Gisuk Hwang, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $49,989



PI/Department:  Mai Dao, Mathematics & Statistics & Physics

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - URCA

Amount:  $4,039



PI/Department:  Jeffrey Fisher, NIAR - Virtual Reality Lab

Sponsor:  Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance

Amount:  $15,000



PI/Department:  Jeffrey Fisher, NIAR - Virtual Reality Lab

Co-PI/Department: Eric Corey, NIAR - Virtual Reality Lab

Sponsor:  Honeywell International Inc / Department of Energy

Amount:  $79,500



PI/Department:  Gregory Houseman, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $61,406



PI/Department:  Gregory Houseman, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $36,694



PI/Department:  Thomas Luhring, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $178,185



PI/Department:  Brett Lukert, ED - GEAR-UP

Sponsor:  Department of Education - US

Amount:  $600,000



PI/Department:  Matthew Opliger, NIAR - Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems / Department of Defense

Amount:  $27,684



PI/Department:  Matthew Opliger, NIAR - Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Physical Sciences Inc / Air Force Research Laboratory

Amount:  $1,778



PI/Department:  Jeremy Patterson, Interdisciplinary Innovation

Co-PI/Department: Debra Franklin, Strategic Initiatives

Sponsor:  Kauffman Ctr - Entrepreneurial Ldshp

Amount:  $300,000



PI/Department:  Gerald Scholl, School of Music

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - URCA

Amount:  $4,500



PI/Department:  Bhisham Sharma, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Lockheed Martin Space Systems CO 

Amount:  $20,000



PI/Department:  Heather Stafford, Student Affairs

Co-PI/Department: Loren Belew, Student Involvement 

Sponsor:  American College Health Association

Amount:  $3,000



PI/Department:  John Tomblin, NIAR - Composites & Structures

Co-PI/Department: Rachael Andrulonis, NIAR - Composites & Structures 

Sponsor:  Advanced Technology International / Department of Defense

Amount:  $245,580



PI/Department:  John Tomblin, FirePoint Innovations - Aerospace

Co-PI/Department: Patrick Cyrus, FirePoint Innovations - Aerospace | Pierre Harter, NIAR Flight Test & Certification

Sponsor:  US Army Research Office

Amount:  $7,384,616



PI/Department:  John Tomblin, FirePoint Innovations - Aerospace

Co-PI/Department: Patrick Cyrus, FirePoint Innovations - Aerospace | Pierre Harter, NIAR Flight Test & Certification

Sponsor:  US Army Research Office

Amount:  $4,615,381



PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Strategic Initiatives Aerospace

Co-PI/Department: Debra Franklin, Strategic Initiatives

Sponsor:  Economic Development Administration

Amount:  $1,999,997



PI/Department:  Janet Twomey, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Co-PI/Department: Kimberly Engber, Honors College

Sponsor:  Kansas State University / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $344,402



PI/Department:  Joel White, NIAR - Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce

Amount:  $12,000



PI/Department:  Carla Williams, ED - Communication Upward Bound

Sponsor:  Department of Education - US 

Amount:  $267,601



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services / Dept of Health and Human Services

Amount:  $1,135,518



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $1,199,110



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: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit three NSF and six FAST applications, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by February 18 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by March 11, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by April 12, 2022. 

Purpose: “RII Track-4: NSF provides support to further develop the individual research potential of Principal Investigators (PIs) through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers of their choice.  RII Track-4:FAST provides opportunities for PIs from specific institutions of higher education with high enrollments of trainees from underrepresented populations in STEM (See Section "IV. Eligibility Information" for more details).  The aim of this opportunity is to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to NASA research facilities located at NASA Centers throughout the United States.”

Amount: Up to $300,000


*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Cultural Transformation in the Geoscience Community (CTGC)

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by February 21, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by March 13, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by May 2, 2022.  If you are submitting an Implementation grant, a letter of intent is required by March 14, 2022.

Purpose: The program will support planning grants and implementation projects. Planning grants are intended to build capacity in the geoscience community to undertake the activities necessary to establish place-based and community-driven Earth system research projects. Implementation projects will build cohorts of individuals at specific career stages that will design inclusive research programs, conduct community engagement to identify research needs, or participate in community-driven research projects. CTGC projects will promote innovative approaches to Earth system sciences and will foster authentic and equitable collaborations between scientists and community members with the goal of addressing issues that contribute to the sustainability of the community.”

Amount: Implementation grants have a limit of $1.5M per year for up to 5 years; Planning grants have a limit of $120,000 per year for up to 2.5 years.


Funding Agency: Conservation Nation

Title: Mid-Year Established Conservationist Grant Program

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

Purpose: “We will provide grants for global, wildlife-saving work being done by mid-career conservationists from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, Indigenous people and those from disadvantaged communities.  A Conservation Nation Grant will place a strong emphasis on ensuring that grant recipients will share their work and knowledge and become mentors for our emerging conservationists and youth conservationists.”

Amount: $10,000


Funding Agency: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Title: 2022 Knowledge Challenge

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

Purpose: “The 2022 Knowledge Challenge RFP is intended to support activities that improve our understanding of entrepreneurship and generate practical, actionable, and rigorous evidence to inform decision making and change systems. Applicants will be asked to select a focus area.  The two focus areas are: Systems and Structures to Support Inclusive Prosperity, and Equitable Opportunities and the Future of Work.”

Amount: $200,000 for projects led by a single PI and up to $400,000 for projects led by a team of collaborating PIs. 


Funding Agency: Massage Therapy Foundation

Title: Research Awards

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due March 1, 2022

Purpose: “MTF research grants support high quality, independent research that contributes to the basic science of massage therapy application, including applied research investigating massage therapy as a health/mental health treatment and/or prevention modality. The research grant is available to investigators who have experience in the relevant field of research, and are presently associated with a university, independent research organization, or other institution qualified to act as Sponsoring Organization.”

Amount: $30,000-$300,000


Funding Agency: J.M. Kaplan Fund

Title: FURTHERMORE Grants in Publishing

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022 and September 1, 2022

Purpose: “Furthermore grants assist nonfiction books having to do with art, architecture, and design; cultural history, the city, and related public issues; and conservation and preservation. We look for work that appeals to an informed general audience, gives evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production, and promises a reasonable shelf life.”

Amount: $1,500-$15,000


Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Professional Development Programs

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Purpose: “NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for K-12 educators and higher education faculty to study a variety of humanities topics.”

Amount: Stipends of $1,300-$3,450 for residential programs; $650-$1,725 for virtual programs.


Funding Agency: PhRMA Foundation

Title: Patient-Centered Outcomes Challenge Award

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Purpose: “We invite submissions based on bold and creative ideas to advance methods and process associated with value assessment (and/or value elements). The PhRMA Foundation seeks papers that describe solutions to one or both of the following questions: 1) What are potential solutions for more rapidly prioritizing and closing evidence gaps to measure treatment effects on patient-centered outcomes and impacts (e.g., using RWE and electronic health data) in clinical or economic evaluations? Include case studies and consider the role of key research organizations (e.g., PCORI, AHRQ).  2) What templates or techniques can be employed to reliably demonstrate important gaps in meaningful patient-centered outcomes and impacts?”

Amount: $5,000-$50,000 Prize


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier: Core Research (FW-HTF)

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due March 2, 2022

Purpose: “The specific objectives of the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier program are to (1) facilitate multi-disciplinary or convergent research that employs the joint perspectives, methods, and knowledge of behavioral science, computer science, economics, engineering, learning sciences, research on adult learning and workforce training, and the social sciences; (2) develop deeper understandings of how human needs can be met and values respected in regard to how new technologies, conditions, and work experiences are changing; (3) support deeper understanding of the societal infrastructure that accompanies and leads to new work technologies and new approaches to work and jobs, and that prepares people for the future world of work; (4) encourage the development of a research community dedicated to designing intelligent technologies and work organization and modes inspired by their positive impact on individual workers, the work at hand, the way people learn and adapt to technological change, creative and inclusive workplaces (including remote locations, homes, classrooms, or virtual spaces), and benefits for social, economic, educational, and environmental systems at different scales; (5) promote deeper basic understanding of the interdependent human-technology partnership to advance societal needs by advancing design of intelligent technologies that operate in harmony with human workers, including consideration of how adults learn the new skills needed to interact with these technologies in the workplace, and by enabling broad and diverse workforce participation, including improving accessibility for those challenged by physical or cognitive impairment; and (6) understand, anticipate, and explore ways of mitigating potential risks including inequity arising from future work at the human-technology frontier.”

Amount: $150,000-$4,000,000 depending on type


Funding Agency: NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate

Title: Space Technology Research Grants: Early Career Faculty

Application Deadline: Required Notice of Intent due March 2, 2022

Purpose: “The Space Technology Research Grants (STRG) Program within STMD seeks proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of their outstanding new faculty members who intend to develop academic careers related to space technology.  Proposals must address one of the following topics: Topic 1 – Development of Lightweight Solar Sail Attitude Control Technologies; Topic 2 – Hibernation and Recovery of Solar-Powered Systems for Lunar Missions; Topic 3 – Tailorable Composite Design Concepts towards Dimensionally Stable Structures.  Only accredited U.S. universities are eligible to submit proposals on behalf of their outstanding new faculty members who intend to develop academic careers related to space technology. The PI must be an untenured Assistant Professor on the tenure track at the sponsoring U.S. university at the time of award. The PI must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or have lawful status of permanent residency.”

Amount: $200,000 per year over three years


Funding Agency: The Jim Henson Foundation

Title: Artist Grant: Live Puppet Theater

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due March 7, 2022

Purpose: “The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation of innovative works of contemporary puppet theater. Our definition of a puppet is an object that is given the appearance of life through direct or indirect manipulation by the human hand. We judge applications based on the excellence of the puppetry including puppet design, manipulation and theatrical execution.”

Amount: Production Grants of $7,000 are awarded for the production of new works ready to be presented in the coming year. Workshop Grants of $3,000 are for the development and workshopping of these pieces.


Funding Agency: Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation

Title: Hillman Emergent Innovations and Hillman Emergent Innovation: Serious Illness and End of Life

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due March 8, 2022

Purpose: “The Hillman Emergent Innovation (HEI) program provides grants to accelerate the development of bold, nursing-driven interventions that will improve the health and healthcare of marginalized populations and accelerates the development of bold, early stage (untested or minimal-evidence) interventions.  Likewise, the Hillman Serious Illness and End of Life Emergent Innovation (HSEI) program provides grants to accelerate the development of bold, nursing-driven interventions that will improve the health and healthcare of marginalized populations, and specifically accelerates the development of bold, early stage (untested or minimal-evidence) interventions that are focused on serious illness and end of life care.”

Amount: $5,000 for HEI; $50,000 for HSEI


Funding Agency: National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

Title: Research Grant Proposals

Application Deadline: March 11, 2022

Purpose: “Research interest areas include but are not limited to: Integrating data analytics and AI as part of an accounting education; Diversity in the CPA profession; CPA Pipeline related topics’ Impact of licensing requirements on students’ decisions to pursue accounting careers.”

Amount: $25,000


Funding Agency: American Chemical Society (ACS)

Title: Petroleum Research Fund

Application Deadline: March 11, 2022

Purpose: “The Petroleum Research Fund is an endowed fund, managed by the American Chemical Society that supports fundamental research directly related to petroleum or fossil fuels at nonprofit institutions (generally colleges and universities) in the United States and other countries.  ACS Petroleum Research Fund (ACS PRF) grants are intended as seed money, to enable an investigator to initiate a new research direction in the areas of synthetic organic chemistry, geochemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical organic chemistry, surface science and catalysis, chemical physics and physical chemistry, polymer science, geology and geophysics, chemical and petroleum engineering, and materials science. The investigator should not have published or received financial support from another funding agency for the proposed research. Also, proposals that the ACS PRF Committee feels are a logical extension of an investigator’s previous research may be denied as ‘not a new direction.’”

Amount: $55,000-$110,000 depending on funding opportunity


Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program

Title: Partnership Development Grant

Application Deadline: March 14, 2022

Purpose: “The PDG recipient is expected to initiate, develop, and formalize a meaningful professional relationship with a NASA researcher. Given this expectation, it is vital investigators and students travel to a NASA center if selected for an award.”

Amount: $19,272 with $2,756 in matching funds required


Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program

Title: Seed Research Initiation

Application Deadline: March 14, 2022

Purpose: “SRI grants are designed to assist investigators in starting research projects having a high probability for sustained growth and value to NASA and Kansas.  A successful SRI grant leads to productive collaborations, joint publications, and additional grant awards. A direct impact on state economic development is also extremely desirable. Ultimately, the goal is to form long-term self-sustaining nationally competitive capabilities that meet both NASA and Kansas’s research infrastructure development goals.”

Amount: $168,265 with $24,062 in matching funds required


Funding Agency: Jeffrey Modell Foundation

Title: Translational Research Program

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due March 14, 2022; if invited, Full Application due July 5, 2022

Purpose: “Primary Immunodeficiencies occur when components of the immune system are missing or do not function properly, causing hyper-susceptibility to infection and in some cases severe autoimmunity, IBD, and respiratory diseases. Over the past decade, identification and diagnosis of Primary Immunodeficiency has greatly expanded, and knowledge of causative genes continues to rapidly grow. To date, there are over 450 specific genetic defects identified, which has not only helped advance new therapies but has also been instrumental in advancing our understanding of immunology. It is estimated that as many as 10 million people, if not more, are living with Primary Immunodeficiency worldwide. As such, the time is crucial to support research that will bridge basic science discoveries to the development of clinical applications that will impact overall health outcomes. Advancing research that enhances our understanding of the immune system represents one of the single greatest strategies that biomedical science has to offer to identify new therapies and will greatly benefit those with Primary Immunodeficiencies and the millions that remain undiagnosed.”

Amount: $250,000 over two years 


Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program

Title: Suborbital Flight Opportunities (SFO)

Application Deadline: March 15, 2022 at noon is KNEP deadline; Full NASA proposal, if selected, will be due April 15, 2022

Purpose: “The Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP) is seeking proposals for eventual submission to a NASA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), announcement number NNH22ZHA002C. Specifically, this solicitation is: ‘for current or previously funded EPSCoR projects or other research projects that are mature enough to design a research experiment or develop research experimental hardware to the point that it can be flown in a suborbital environment.’”

Amount: $250,000 over three years


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO)

Title: Concentrating Solar-Thermal Power (SCP) Fiscal Year 2022 Research, Development and Demonstration

Application Deadline: Mandatory Letter of Intent/Concept Paper due March 16, 2022; Full Applications due May 16, 2022; Informational webinar to be held February 24, 2022

Purpose: “This funding opportunity is designed to help decarbonize the energy sector by developing CSP technologies for carbon-free industrial processes in the United States, and next-generation plant designs that will operate at high efficiency with low-cost thermal storage. Projects supported by this opportunity will focus on lowering the cost of CSP technologies and creating new market opportunities for the industry, with the goal of enabling substantial deployment of CSP to decarbonize the electricity grid and energy system. These projects will work to apply CSP to new industries and advance the development of components for next-generation CSP systems based on solid particle heat transfer media.”

Amount: $750,000-$6,000,000


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy

Title: Technical Partnerships

Application Deadline: March 18, 2022

Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to empower regions to harness the benefits of a clean energy future. This FOA supports multiple avenues for localities to improve their energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and bolster their local workforce through research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) projects for renewable-fueled energy systems and technical assistance to support manufacturers in adopting innovative, smart technologies to help better manage their energy use.  Under this FOA, DOE will provide up to $7.5 million to support activities that drive innovation, deployment, and technical assistance activities for clean energy technologies that are critical for climate protection under two topics:  Topic Area 1: Advanced Technology Demonstration in a Renewably Supplied District Energy System and Topic Area 2: Regional Initiative to Integrate Smart Manufacturing and Energy Management Systems.”

Amount: $500,000 - $4million; Cost share is required


Funding Agency: The Doctor’s Company Foundation

Title: Grants related to patient safety research and educational training

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due March 21, 2022

Purpose: “The purpose of the Foundation is to support patient safety education for healthcare professionals in training and in practice, and patient safety research with clinically useful applications. With this in mind, we focus on projects/activities that develop knowledge, techniques, and tools whose application reduces or eliminates risk of adverse events that cause harm to patients while under care.”

Amount: “The Doctors Company Foundation is a small foundation with limited funds. Partial awards are sometimes given. Grant awards have varied from $1,000 to $307,000 since the Foundation’s inception in 2008. In the past five years, awards have ranged from $25,000 to slightly above $210,000.”


Funding Agency: AARP

Title: 2022 Community Challenge

Application Deadline: March 22, 2022

Purpose: “AARP will prioritize projects that support residents age 50 or over, are inclusive, address disparities, directly engage volunteers and aim to achieve one or more outcome areas.”

Amount: “Grants have ranged from several hundred dollars for smaller, short-term activities to tens of thousands of dollars for larger projects.  Since 2017, our average grant amount is $11,500 and 76 percent of grants have been under $15,000. While AARP reserves the right to award compelling projects of any dollar amount, the largest grant ever awarded by the AARP Community Challenge was $50,000.”


*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Defense – Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Title: Fiscal Year 2022 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by March 23, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by April 13, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by May 13, 2022.

Purpose: The AFOSR STEM program provides funds to support professional development, education and outreach programming. DODI 102511 gives Laboratories and Personnel Office (L&PO) the ability to: (d) “Establish programs to improve science and mathematics knowledge and skills of elementary and secondary school students and faculty members, pursuant to Section 2193a of Title 10, U.S.C.”

Amount: $50,000


Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts

Title: Research Grants in the Arts

Application Deadline: March 28, 2022

Purpose: “Research Grants in the Arts support research studies that investigate the value and/or impact of the arts, either as individual components of the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life.”

Amount: $10,000-$100,000 with 1:1 Cost Match Required


Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts

Title: NEA Research Labs

Application Deadline: March 28, 2022

Purpose: “Each NEA Research Lab will design a transdisciplinary research agenda, conduct project activities to execute that agenda, and prepare and disseminate reports and other products or services that will contribute substantively to a wider understanding of one of three areas of special interest to the NEA: The Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation; The Arts, Creativity, Cognition, and Learning; The Arts, Health, and Social/Emotional Well-Being.”

Amount: $100,000-$200,000 with 1:1 Cost Match Required


Funding Agency: Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation

Title: Hillman Innovations in Care

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due March 29, 2022

Purpose: “The Hillman Innovations in Care (HIC) program provides grants to advance leading edge, nursing-driven models of care that will improve the health and healthcare of marginalized populations, and advances innovative, evidenced-based models of care that are ready to grow.”

Amount: $600,000 over three years


Funding Agency: Sun Life

Title: Team Up Against Diabetes Grant

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022

Purpose: “Our Team Up Against Diabetes grant program give us the opportunity to directly engage with community organizations and support them in their efforts to improve people's health, prevent type 2 diabetes, and help those living with type 1 diabetes.”

Amount: $25,000-$100,000


Funding Agency: Brady Education Foundation

Title: Proposals for Program Evaluations

Application Deadline: April 1, 2022, for Stage One Proposals

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: The website does not specify a limit


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Advancing Integrated Models (AIM) of Care to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes among Women Who Experience Persistent Disparities (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: April 7, 2022

Purpose: “Persistent disparities in maternal health outcomes is a public health crisis that requires new insights and solutions. The purpose of this initiative, advancing integrated models (AIM) of care, is to support formative research and pilot studies to inform the development of integrated models of supportive care to prevent severe maternal morbidity and mortality among disproportionately impacted populations.”

Amount: $275,000 in direct costs over two years


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic-related Food and Housing Policies and Programs on Health Outcomes in Health Disparity Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: April 7, 2022

Purpose: “The purpose of this FOA is to identify and evaluate the ongoing and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing specifically on governmental (local, state, tribal, federal) policy and programmatic actions that address two specific social determinants of health: food/nutrition security and housing security. Applications are requested to examine how these food/nutrition and housing policies and programs aimed at lessening the effects of the pandemic impacted health and health equity in individuals, families, and communities from health disparity populations.  Health disparity populations include Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minorities.”

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


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Title: Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities

Application Deadline: April 8, 2022 ($5-$10 million); May 27, 2022 ($250K-$5 million)

Purpose: “Through this new program, USDA will finance partnerships to support the production and marketing of climate-smart commodities via a set of pilot projects lasting one to five years. Pilots will provide technical and financial assistance to producers who implement climate-smart practices on a voluntary basis on working lands; pilot innovative and cost-effective methods for quantification, monitoring, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas benefits; and market the resulting climate-smart commodities.”

Amount: $250,000-$10,000,000 – Note, two separate due dates depending on the project size


Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Education: Small

Application Deadline: April 12, 2022

Purpose: “The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, method, or location. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education.”

Amount: $50,000


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Integrative Research in Gynecologic Health (RO1 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: April 18, 2022

Purpose: “The purpose of this FOA is to encourage integrated and synergistic research in the study of uterine fibroids, endometriosis, adenomyosis, gynecologic pain syndromes, and/or pelvic floor disorders.”

Amount: Application budgets should reflect the needs of the proposed project and should not exceed direct costs of $499,999/year.


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Urgent Award: COVID-19 Mental Health Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: April 25, 2022

Purpose: “NIMH is issuing this FOA in response to the declared public health emergency issued by the Secretary, HHS, for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). See "Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus" as renewed in "Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Continued Consequences of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic". This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to address urgent, time-sensitive mental health research questions related to COVID-19, including broader secondary impacts of the pandemic as well as research on the intersection of mental health, COVID-19, and HIV. Research supported will improve public health in the near term by informing responses to the current pandemic through 1) understanding mechanisms by which mental illness impacts SARS-CoV-2 morbidity and mortality, 2) exploring how COVID-19 contributes to incident mental illness or HIV-outcomes, 3) identifying modifiable targets uniquely or robustly implicated in the pandemic that are relevant to new and worsening mental illness, and 4) conducting mechanistic trials probing biological or behavioral processes of those targets that may be pursued in future mental health therapeutic development. Research is anticipated to be informed by and directed towards vulnerable populations based on evidence of preexisting and worsened health disparities.”

Amount: Application budgets are limited to $750,000 direct costs per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences

Application Deadline: April 29, 2022

Purpose: “The NSF-CBMS Regional Research Conferences in the Mathematical Sciences are a series of five-day conferences that usually feature a distinguished lecturer delivering ten lectures on a topic of important current research in one sharply focused area of the mathematical sciences.  CBMS refers to the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, which publicizes the conferences and disseminates the resulting conference materials.  Support is provided for about 30 participants at each conference.  Proposals should address the unique characteristics of the NSF-CBMS conferences, outlined in the Program Description.”

Amount: $35,000


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC)

Application Deadline: May 5, 2022, for Stage 1 Proposals

Purpose: “The Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC) is a research and action competition that accelerates the transition to practice of foundational research and emerging technologies into communities through civic-engaged research. By addressing priorities at the local scale that are relevant across the US, CIVIC is laying the foundation for a broader and more fluid exchange of research and technology capabilities and civic priorities through joint partnerships involving civic stakeholders and the research community. CIVIC funds projects that pilot state-of-the-art solutions over 12 months, following a six-month planning phase, and have the potential for lasting impact in the partnering community as well as the potential to be scaled and implemented in other communities.”

Amount: Stage One Planning Grants are $50,000 over six months


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies (SWIFT)

Application Deadline: May 11, 2022

Purpose: “The National Science Foundation's Directorates for Engineering (ENG), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS), and Geosciences (GEO) are coordinating efforts to identify new concepts and ideas on Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies (SWIFT). A key aspect of the SWIFT program, now in its third year, is its focus on effective spectrum utilization and/or coexistence techniques, especially with passive uses, that have received less attention from researchers. Coexistence is when two or more applications use the same frequency band at the same time and/or at the same location, yet do not adversely affect one another. Coexistence is especially difficult when at least one of the spectrum users is passive, i.e., not transmitting any radio frequency (RF) energy.”

Amount: $750,000


Funding Agency: Department of Defense

Title: FY23 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)

Application Deadline: May 13, 2022

Purpose: “DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited United States (U.S.) institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment or instrumentation.”

Amount: $50,000-$1,500,000


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Epidemiologic Research on Emerging Risk Factors and Liver Cancer Susceptibility (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: June 16, 2022

Purpose: “The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote epidemiologic research investigating novel and innovative hypotheses on emerging risk factors (biological, environmental, and social) and their interplay with established risk factors (e.g., viral hepatitis) associated with the development of liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma and other histological subtypes) in the United States.”

Amount: $275,000 over two years


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: June 16, 2022

Purpose: “The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide support for new investigators from diverse backgrounds, including from groups nationally underrepresented in biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences research, to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) or the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). New investigators at the time of award under this FOA will have had less than $125,000 direct costs of combined research funding (excluding NIH training and NIH career awards). This R21 will support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources and seeks to facilitate transition to research independence. The R21 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.” 

Amount: Direct costs limited to $125,000 per year


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: NIHM Instrumentation Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: October 7, 2022

Purpose: “The NIMH Instrumentation Program encourages applications from NIH funded investigators to purchase or upgrade a single commercially available instrument or to purchase a group of components to create an instrument that is not commercially available. The goal of the NIMH Instrumentation Program is to make such instruments available to either individual laboratories or core facilities that conduct mental health-related research. Examples of instruments that might be submitted under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) include light microscopes, electron microscopes, spectrophotometers, and biomedical imagers.”

Amount: Applications will be accepted with an award budget between $200,000 and $600,000. There is no maximum limit on the cost of the instrument, but the maximum award is $600,000.


Funding Agency: NIH PRIDE – Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research

Title: Summer Research Training for Junior Faculty from Diverse Backgrounds

Application Deadline: Continuous/ongoing

Purpose: “Enhancing the diversity of the biomedical research workforce through Mentored Programs offering research experiences, skills development and grant writing training for Junior Faculty from Diverse Backgrounds.   Research topics vary by program but are centered on heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders research; methodologies include health disparities, genetic and others relevant to these topics.” 

Amount: All Expenses Paid Summer Program; Pre-Applications for Cohort 10, Summer 2022 are now open.


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, 2022

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2022

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 – Sept & Oct - varies based on discipline

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering – Sept 1-30, 2022

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 16, 2022

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 5, 2022

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – Aug 25, 2022

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Nov & Dec – varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – Sept 30, 2022

Security and Preparedness – Jan 15 and Aug 15 annually

Smart & Connected Communities – proposals accepted anytime

Social Psychology – Jan 15 and Jul 15 annually

Sociology – Jan 15 and Aug 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 8, 2023

Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP) – Oct 31, 2022 for CMI, CLP, ECS and MSN; Sept 30, 2022 for CAT, CSDM-A, CSDM-B, CTMC, SYN

Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Program – accepted anytime

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects – Nov 21 and 23, 2022

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program – accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program (HEGS) – Aug 16, 2022

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Mar 9, 2022

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program – May 10, 2022

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jul 13, 2022

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 30, 2022

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) – Aug 24, 2022

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science – Oct 12, 2022

Smart Health and Biomedical Research in the Era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Data Science – Nov 10, 2022




Introduction to the WSU Office of Research Workshops

Topics include WSU Office of Research resources and contact, WSU policies and procedures related to research, finding funding, project budgeting and grant-writing tips.  Previously recorded workshops can also be found on the Office of Research website.

See the list of upcoming workshops and sign up to attend



Office of Research Workshop: NASA Funding: Dr. Solomey & Dr. Vivod:  February 17, 2022, at 1pm Central

The WSU Office of Research is pleased to announce that Dr. Nick Solomey (WSU Professor, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics) and Dr. Stephanie Vivod (NASA John H. Glenn Research Center; Research Chemical Engineer, Research Aerospace Technology, Aerospace Polymeric Materials) will be presenting about applying for successful NASA funding and funding opportunities at NASA.  The workshop will be held via zoom. 

Email to receive a link to this NASA workshop



ORAU Data Science Webinar Series: Data Science in Ecology: Needs and Strategies for Workforce Development:  February 23, 2022

Promote more in-depth dialog on the current and future integration between data science and ecology, including remote sensing, geospatial approaches, environmental monitoring, modeling and forecasting. Focus on key training needs, strategies to strengthen the pipeline of diverse data science professionals; and lessons learned from data science education in higher education.

Register to Attend ORAU Data Science Webinar or Watch Previous Sessions



Hanover Research Grants Workshops: February 24, March 24, April 28, May 26, June 30, 2022

Hanover Research is offering a series of webinars on a variety of topics “designed to help grant-seekers to develop their skills and plan for upcoming competitions.” The webinar on February 24, 2022 is titled “Tools of the Trade: National Institutes of Health” and the webinar on March 24, 2022 is titled “Funding Landscape for Arts and Humanities.”

Sign up for the Hanover Research Grants Newsletter



NSF GEO Education and Broadening Participation Programs: February 28, 2022

The Directorate for Geosciences is hosting a series of office hours for Education and Broadening Participation programs, in support of NSF Program Solicitations 22-562 and 22-555, and DCL NSF 21-071. These office hours are a chance to communicate with NSF program officers and to ask any questions you may have about the programs.

Sign up to attend NSF GEO Webinar



PCORI Engagement Awards Applicant Office Hours: March 3 and March 23, 2022

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for three funding opportunities through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program, which funds projects that build communities ready to engage in patient-centered outcomes research and comparative clinical effectiveness research. Applicant office hours sessions will be held on March 3, and March 23 and the submission deadline for LOIs is April 4, 2022.

Attend PCORI Applicant Office Hours



HSI Hispanic Serving Institutions STEM Hub: Spring 2022 Grant Writer Webinar Series: March 4, 2022: Strategies for Responding to NSF Proposal Reviews

Between January and April, the NSF HSI STEM Resource Hub will sponsor a series of grantsmanship workshops for HSI faculty, staff, and their collaborators.  The workshops are crafted to enhance faculty skills in specific elements of the grantsmanship skillset. In addition to our popular 2-day intensive Jumpstart grantsmanship workshop, we are offering short, half-day Sembrador workshops that build skills in specific elements of grant preparation and management, including how to revise and resubmit declined NSF proposals.The virtual workshops are limited to 12 to 24 participants to allow attendees from across the nation to collaborate and network in a setting that promotes and encourages personal interactions.

Apply to attend “Strategies for Responding to NSF Proposal Reviews”



ORAU 2022 Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions: March 7-8, 2022

Registration is now open for the 2022 Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions. The theme for this year’s meeting is Public Health Security and Innovation: Lessons Learned from COVID-19. Your participation will provide an opportunity for you and your colleagues to discuss key technology, economic, and policy challenges and opportunities.   The 2022 Annual Meeting will be held virtually over two days. Sessions will begin on Monday, March 7, and conclude on Tuesday, March 8. Advance registration is required before February 28, 2022. There is no registration fee to attend, and no limit on the number of university representatives wishing to attend.

Register for ORAU 2022 Annual Meeting



National Science Foundation Smart & Connected Communities (NSF 22-529) Program Webinar: March 16, 2022

For teams new to the S&CC program, this 90-minute informational webinar will provide: An overview of the S&CC program; Details of the updated solicitation and important submission information for potential proposers across academia, community organizations, and state and local government; Q&A with S&CC Program Directors.

Register for NSF S&CC Webinar



XSEDE Webinar: Singularity – Containers for Scientific and High-Performance Computing: March 17, 2022

Singularity is an open-source container engine designed to bring operating system-level virtualization to scientific and high-performance computing. With Singularity you can package complex computational workflows --- software applications, libraries, and data --- in a simple, portable, and reproducible way, which can then be run almost anywhere. Once you’ve created your Singularity container, you can run it on the workstation in your lab, on a virtual machine in the public cloud, or on the world’s largest supercomputers. Singularity is all about the mobility of compute.  In this webinar, we’ll provide an overview of Singularity and how you might incorporate the use of containers in your own research. We’ll also show you how to access and use some of the containerized applications that we make available to users on Expanse at SDSC.

Register for XSEDE Singularity Webinar



National Science Foundation (NSF) – New Approaches to Representing Women in Science: March 22, 2022

A dialogue between historians of science Leila McNeill and Anna Reser, co-founders of the independent magazine “Lady Science” and co-authors of “Forces of Nature: The Women Who Changed Science,” and Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, a multidisciplinary artist known for portraiture projects, including “Beyond Curie.” Lacey Baradel, science historian at the National Portrait Gallery, will moderate the conversation.  This conversation will examine recent approaches to representing women in the history of science through portraiture and biography. Specifically, it will explore the challenge of subverting established historical narratives and defining women’s participation in the history of science. Additional topics include the role of collaboration in producing and consuming these histories; the use of new technologies and media platforms; and efforts to identify and engage specific audiences.

Register for NSF Webcast



VentureWell Information Session on BME-IDEA International Program: March 24, 2022

VentureWell, with support from the Whitaker International Program, is implementing the BME-IDEA International E-Team Grant Program. This program offers grant funding to support collaborative project opportunities for US-based BME design students and their counterparts across the BME-IDEA global network. We’re seeking teams developing a novel, scalable engineering-based invention that addresses a critical social, environmental, or economic problem, including biomedical devices, health care diagnostic tools, and global health technologies to take part.

Sign Up for Venture Well BME-IDEA International Information Session



Kansas NSF EPSCoR 2022 Annual Research Symposium: March 30, 2022

This full day event will feature talks by faculty and students investigating microbiomes of aquatic, plant, and soil systems (MAPS). We will also commemorate Kansas NSF EPSCOR's 30 years of achievements in research, education and workforce development.

Register for KS NSF EPSCoR Meeting



EPA Emergency Response Research Webinar Series: April 13, 2022

EPA's Office of Research and Development hosts this webinar series to share current research activities and results. This webinar series covers the latest information on research supporting EPA's response to chemical, biological, and radiological incidents, as well as natural disasters. This forum allows EPA to communicate directly with partners and stakeholders to foster collaboration and dissemination of information.  For example, the topic on April 13, 2002 will be “Underground Storage Tanks Finder for Emergency Response.”  You may also view past webinars on the webpage.

EPA Emergency Response Research Webinar Series Webpage



NSF Bioeconomy Distinguished Lecture Series: April 28, 2022

NSF invests in fundamental research to support biotechnology and advance the U.S. bioeconomy across the sciences and engineering.  Presented by NSF's Bioeconomy Coordinating Committee and NSF Directorates, this distinguished lecture series will bring in individual speakers and panels representing the science and technology funded by a Directorate every month.  Speakers will present on research and broader impacts in areas associated with biotechnology and the bioeconomy that are of interest broadly across the foundation. The session on April 28, 2022 will feature Dr. Pavel Kabat of the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO), Secretary General of the HFSPO, Co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize as the Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 

More Details about the NSF Bioeconomy Distinguished Lecture Series



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. Upcoming events include “Parallel Computing Concepts” on January 20, 2022. 

Check for upcoming courses on the XSEDE Course Calendar