Congratulations to those who received grants in January!  

Thanks to all of their talents and hard work, as of January 31, 2023, WSU researchers under Academic Affairs have submitted proposals budgeting a total of $50,449,216, received $26,308,639 in awards, and generated $2,203,881 in indirect cost recovery thus far for FY2023.  However, the last number of IDC recovery will likely change after the new F&A rates have been finalized for an effective date of July 1, 2022, following negotiations with the federal governments, as described in the Announcements section.

This month’s newsletter provides an opportunity to get to know a little about Deneé Clifford as Senior Grants Specialist for Pre-Award in the Office of Research in Academic Affairs.

We wish you much success in your research efforts over the next month.

Coleen Pugh, Vice Provost for Research



PI/Department:  Angela Beeler, Dept of ISLE

Co-PI/Department: Heidi Cornell, School of Education | Kourtney Kromminga, Dept of ISLE

Sponsor:  Department of Education - USAmount:  $331,806


PI/Department:  Michael Birzer, School of Criminal Justice

Sponsor:  Wichita Police Department

Amount:  $1,030


PI/Department:  Tonya Bronleewe, HWS of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  University Enterprises Inc / Environmental Protection Agency

Amount:  $200,000


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

Sponsor:  Central Plains Area Agency on Aging

Amount:  $10,000


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

Sponsor:  Douglas County, Kansas

Amount:  $41,500


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

Sponsor:  City of Lawrence

Amount:  $11,250


PI/Department:  Yanwu Ding, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc. / Department of Defense

Amount:  $50,000


PI/Department:  Quan Lei, Psychology

Sponsor:  Kansas State University / Natl Institutes of Health

Amount:  $14,140


PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Co-PI/Department: Edward Adler, School of Art & Design | Bhisham Sharma, Aerospace Engineering | Wei Wei, Mechanical EngineeringSponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $750,000


PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $200,000


PI/Department:  Ehsan Salari, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - URCA

Amount:  $4,500


PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas State Department of Education / Corp for National & Community Service

Amount:  $1,935


PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $335,102


PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Department for Children & Families

Amount:  $4,792


PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment - Kansas / Centers for Disease Control

Amount:  $92,000


PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment - Kansas / Centers for Disease Control

Amount:  $10,000


PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $5,000




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 search 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 FellowsApplication Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit four proposals in response to this opportunity, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by February 21, 2023 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  The goal date for informing you if you have bene chosen to proceed is March 14, 2023.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by April 11, 2023.Purpose: “EPSCoR RII Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows directly aligns with NSF EPSCoR strategic goal of establishing sustainable Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professional development pathways that advance workforce development in STEM and effects engagement in STEM at national and global levels. EPSCoR RII Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows provides awards to build research capacity in institutions and transform the career trajectories of investigators and further develop their individual research potential through collaborations with investigators from the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers. The fellowship provides opportunities to establish strong collaborations through extended or periodic collaborative visits to a selected host site.  Through collaborative research activities with the host site, Fellows will be able to learn new techniques, develop new collaborations, advance existing partnerships, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and/or shift their research toward potentially transformative new directions. The experiences gained through the fellowships are intended to have lasting impacts that will enhance the Fellows’ research trajectories well beyond the award period. The benefits to the Fellows are also expected to improve the research capacity of their institutions and jurisdictions more broadly.”Amount: Costs may not exceed $300,000

Funding Agency: Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation

Title: Hillman Emergent Innovation: Serious Illness and End of LifeApplication Deadline: Letter of Intent due February 28, 2023; If invited, full applications due May 30, 2023Purpose: “Accelerates the development of bold, early stage (untested or minimal evidence) interventions focused on serious illness and end of life care.”Amount: $50,000

Funding Agency: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation

Title: New Century Scholars Research GrantApplication Deadline: Intent to Submit Form due March 1, 2023; Full Proposals due April 19, 2023Purpose: “The New Century Scholars Research Grant is designed to advance knowledge, tools, and techniques in communication sciences and disorders.” Amount: $25,000

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation (APF)

Title: Esther Katz Rosen Fund GrantsApplication Deadline: March 1, 2023Purpose: “Rosen Fund grants enable and enhance development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents and encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area.” Amount: $50,000

Funding Agency: Melanoma Research Foundation

Title: 2023 Request for ProposalsApplication Deadline: March 1, 2023Purpose: “The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is committed to advancing research across the spectrum of melanoma – from prevention through diagnosis, staging, treatment and survivorship.” Amount: Up to $250,000 depending on project type

Funding Agency: Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Title: History of Art GrantsApplication Deadline: Letters of Intent due March 1, September 1, and December 15, 2023; If invited, full applications due April 1, 2023, October 1, 2023 and January 15, 2024Purpose: “The History of Art Grants program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European works of art and architecture from antiquity to the early 19th century. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies.  Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.” Amount: Varies, see website for previous grant awards.

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

Title: Rural Innovation Stronger Economies (RISE)Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one proposal in response to this opportunity, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by March 2, 2023 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  The goal date for informing you if you have been chosen to proceed is March 23, 2023.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by April 20, 2023.Purpose: “Selected applicants will use Agency grant funds to provide financial assistance in support of innovation centers and job accelerator programs that improve the ability of distressed rural communities to create high wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets.”Amount: $500,000-$2,000,000; Cost match is required

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Title: Research and Analysis Services for the NEAApplication Deadline: March 3, 2023Purpose: “This is a competitive 5-year, Blanket Purchase Agreement, Request for Proposal to provide research, data science, evaluation, and communication services for the NEA’s Office of Research & Analysis.”Amount: To Be Determined

REMINDER - Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program

Title: International Space Station (ISS) Flight OpportunityApplication Deadline: March 6, 2023Purpose: “The Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP) is seeking proposals for eventual submission to a NASA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), announcement number NNH23ZHA010C. Specifically, a selected NASA EPSCoR International Space Station (ISS) flight project shall ‘perform scientific and/or technical research in areas that support NASA’s strategic research and technology development priorities. Proposals shall emphasize how a flight in microgravity will influence/improve the results/quality of any ground-based research’.”Amount: $100,000

Funding Agency: Department of Energy (DOE): Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE): Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO)

Title: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) Pilot DemonstrationsApplication Deadline: Concept Papers due March 8, 2023; If invited, full applications due June 16, 2023Purpose: The DOE “GTO's EGS program actively pursues research, development, and demonstration projects to facilitate technology validation and demonstration, reduce cost, and improve performance of EGS. The economic viability of EGS depends on developing and improving enabling technologies and detailed understanding of the subsurface, including geologic qualities, permeability, and other attributes.”Amount: $5,000,000 - $25,000,000; Note, cost match of 20% is required.

Funding Agency: Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s National Paralysis Resource Center

Title: Direct Effect Quality of Life GrantApplication Deadline: March 8, 2023Purpose: “Grants fund programs and projects that will clearly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families.”Amount: $25,000

Funding Agency: Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Title: 2023 Seeding Solutions Request for ApplicationsApplication Deadlines: Pre-applications due March 8, 2023; If invited, full applications due June 28, 2023Purpose: “Seeding Solutions encourages the development of unique partnerships that support innovative and transformative research focused on one of our Challenge Areas or AgMission.”Amount: $300,000-$1,000,000; Note, cost match is required.

Funding Agency: Institute of Education Sciences (IES)

Title: Unsolicited Grant OpportunitiesApplication Deadline: March 9, 2023Purpose: “The IES will consider unsolicited applications for research, evaluation, and statistics projects that would make significant contributions to the mission of the organization. Our mission is to expand fundamental knowledge and understanding of education and to provide parents, education leaders and practitioners, researchers, and the general public with unbiased, reliable, and useful information about the condition and progress of education in the United States; about education policies, programs, and practices that support learning, improve academic achievement, and increase access to education opportunities for all students; and about the effectiveness of Federal and other education programs.”Amount: Award amounts depend on the scope of the proposed work. Over the last 5 years, the average total award was approximately $300,000, with a typical performance period lasting 1 to 3 years.

Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program

Title: Partnership Development Grant (PDG)Application Deadline: March 10, 2023Purpose: “With support from NASA and the Kansas Board of Regents - the Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP) is preparing to award Partnership Development Grants (PDG) to Kansas investigators, under the KNEP Research Infrastructure Development (RID) program.  These grants are intended to facilitate the development of beneficial and promising NASA collaborations.  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 match required

Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program

Title: Seed Research Initiation (SRI)Application Deadline: March 10, 2023Purpose: “With support from NASA and the Kansas Board of Regents - the Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP) anticipates awarding a Seed Research Initiation (SRI) grant under the KNEP Research Infrastructure Development (RID) program. SRI grants are designed to assist investigators in starting research projects having a high probability for sustained growth and value to NASA and Kansas.”Amount: $168,265 with $24,062 in match required

Funding Agency: American Chemical Society (ACS): Petroleum Research Fund (PRF)

Title: Petroleum Research Fund (PRF) GrantsApplication Deadline: March 10, 2023Purpose: “Proposals must be for fundamental research in “the petroleum field,” which is defined in our founding document as “petroleum, natural gas, coal, shale, tar sands and like materials.” Fundamental research encompasses the properties of these materials, whereas the petroleum industry undertakes “applied research,” which is outside the scope of ACS PRF.  However, please note that while the PRF Trust imposes certain restrictions, PRF currently funds many topics of current interest in sustainability and green chemistry.” These include, for example, new catalysts and upgrading/utilization of methane and carbon dioxide.Amount: $125,000 for New Directions; $110,000 for Doctoral New Investigators; $70,000 for Undergraduate Research; $55,000 for Undergraduate New Investigators in direct costs

Funding Agency: Prostate Cancer Foundation

Title: 2023 PCF Challenge AwardsApplication Deadline: Letter of Intent due March 10, 2023; If invited, full applications due May 15, 2023Purpose: “The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is pleased to announce a Request for Team Science Applications for PCF Challenge Awards for investigations of metastatic, lethal prostate cancer. These awards will be funded depending on the level of innovation in applications received. PCF seeks high-risk, currently unfunded projects from academic institutions around the world.”Amount: Up to $1,000,000

Funding Agency: Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC)

Title: GrantsApplication Deadlines: For Innovative Partnerships and Re-Imaged Spaces, initial applications are accepted now; If invited, full applications will be due March 13, 2023.  For Mural & Public Art Application, applications are due March 13, 2023.Purpose: “Innovative Partnerships supports innovative programming between arts organizations and non-arts organizations to impact a variety of community and/or economic development goals. Arts organizations are encouraged to partner with other community entities (hospitals, prisons, etc.) to develop arts-centered programs that address community needs such as public health, transportation, tourism, unemployment, aging, corrections, etc.   Re-imagined Spaces provides funding for communities to activate publicly accessible spaces for the purposes of artistic use and public programming. The program is designed to utilize artists, temporary creative interventions, and arts organizations to increase community vibrancy and provide space for artistic expression and public engagement.  The Mural and Public Arts Projects program provides funding for communities to activate publicly accessible spaces for the purposes of artistic use and public programming. The program is designed to utilize artists, creative interventions, and arts organizations to increase community vibrancy and provide space for artistic expression and public engagement.”Amount: Innovative Partnerships $20,000; Re-Imagined Spaces $10,000; Mural & Public Art Application $10,000 – NOTE, all grant programs require cost match.


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

Title: Accelerating Research Translation (ART)Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one proposal in response to this opportunity as the lead applicant, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by March 14, 2023 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  The goal date for informing you if you have been chosen to proceed is April 4, 2023.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by May 9, 2023.Purpose: “NSF seeks to increase the scale and pace of advancing discoveries made while conducting academic research into tangible solutions that benefit the public. This is the primary aim of the Accelerating Research Translation program. Specifically, the primary goals of this program are to build capacity and infrastructure for translational research at U.S. Institutions of Higher Education and to enhance their role in regional innovation ecosystems. In addition, this program seeks to effectively train graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in translational research, benefiting them across a range of career options.”Amount: $6,000,000

Funding Agency: AARP

Title: 2023 Community ChallengeApplication Deadline: March 15, 2023Purpose: “The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages.”Amount: $30,000-$50,000 for Demonstration Grants; $2,500 for Capacity-Building Microgrants; $500-$50,000 for Flagship Grants

Funding Agency: The Eppley Foundation for Research  

Title: Advanced Scientific Research GrantsApplication Deadline: Letters of Intent due March 15, or September 15, 2023; If invited, full applications due April 15 or October 15, respectively.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.” Amount: The Eppley Foundation for Research is a small, family foundation that disburses up to $460,000 a year. Review website for recent past grants and amounts.

Funding Agency: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Title: Call for Letters of Inquiry: Historical Research on the Practices and Institutions of Social and Natural ScienceApplication Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due March 16, 2023Purpose: “Through this Call for Letters of Inquiry, the Sloan Foundation is focused on advancing historical scholarship on the practices and institutions of natural and social science, engineering, and technology in order to better understand and strengthen the research enterprise.”Amount: $250,000 for Faculty-led Research Projects; $75,000 for Dissertation Improvement and Completion Projects

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Career Enhancement Award to Advance Research on Firearm Injury and Mortality Prevention (K18 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)Application Deadline: March 17, 2023Purpose: “This NIH Research Career Enhancement Award (K18) program invites applications from experienced investigators seeking to redirect or expand their research programs through the acquisition of new skills and knowledge in the area of firearm mortality and injury prevention research, which is beyond and complementary to their current areas of expertise.”Amount: NIH will contribute $50,000 per year toward the research development costs of the award recipient, which must be justified and consistent with the stage of development of the candidate and the proportion of time to be spent in research or career development activities.

Funding Agency: Department of Energy (DOE): Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Title: Reducing Agricultural Carbon Intensity and Protecting Algal Crops (RACIPAC)Application Deadline: Mandatory Concept Papers due March 20, 2023Purpose: “The Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Renewable Carbon Resources (RCR) program develops science-based strategies and technologies to cost-effectively transform renewable carbon resources such as agricultural waste and algae into high-quality, environmentally sustainable, conversion-ready feedstocks for biofuels and bioproducts. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), through two distinct topic areas – the first focused on climate-smart agricultural practices and the second on algae crop protection – supports BETO’s RCR Program’s strategies for the development of conversion-ready feedstocks for biofuels and bioproducts and supports the Biden Administration’s goal to produce sustainable aviation fuels.”Amount: $1,000,000 -$5,000,000 depending on topic

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)Application Deadlines: March 24 and October 10, 2023Purpose: “This initiative will support intervention research that addresses structural racism and discrimination (SRD) in order to improve minority health or reduce health disparities.”Amount: $500,000 in direct costs

Funding Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)

Title: American-Made Net Load Forecasting PrizeApplication Deadlines: March 27, 2023Purpose: “The American-Made Net Load Forecasting Prize is open to forecasting industry organizations that cater to utilities, system operators, and power plant owners, as well as academic teams with machine learning capabilities that are interested in forecasting. Competitors are required to submit daily day-ahead probabilistic net load forecasts, with an hourly resolution, over the course of four weeks and across multiple distinct climatic locations in the United States. The Solar Forecast Arbiter will be used to evaluate how well each competitor’s forecasts performed compared to a benchmark forecast.”Amount: Up to $600,000 in cash prizes

Funding Agency: Kansas State Department of Education

Title: 21st Century Community Learning Centers (Title IV-B)Application Deadline: March 28, 2023Purpose: “The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) are funded by federal dollars under Title IV-B. The 21st CCLC programs are intended to create community learning centers that provide academic and enrichment opportunities for children outside of the regular school day. In order to qualify for 21st CCLC funds, grantees must meet the following absolute priority: The grant will primarily serve students who attend schools eligible for Title I Schoolwide programs. Title I Schoolwide designation typically means that at least 40% of the students qualify to receive free or reduced-cost meals.” Amount: $50,000 per year

Funding Agency: Sedgwick County

Title: Request for Proposal #23-0014: Fire Records Management System (RMS) and Electronic Patient Care Reporting (ePCR)Application Deadline: March 28, 2023Purpose: “Sedgwick County, Kansas is seeking a firm or firms to provide a Fire Records Management System and Electronic Patient Care Reporting solution. The following objectives have been identified for this contract: 1. Acquire a software solution meeting the parameters, conditions, and mandatory requirements, 2. Establish contract pricing for maintenance, support, and professional service hours with the vendor that has the best proven “track-record” in performance, service, and customer satisfaction, and 3. Acquire a solution with the most advantageous overall cost to the county.” Amount: To Be Determined

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: Visionary GrantsApplication Deadline: April 1, 2023Purpose: “The APF Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems.” Amount: $20,000

Funding Agency: American Cancer Society

Title: Research Scholar GrantsApplication Deadlines: April 1 and October 15, 2023Purpose: “Research Scholar Grants (RSG) provide support for independent, self-directed researchers and clinician scientists, who are investigators licensed to provide patient care and trained to conduct research. Applicants' institutions must provide space and other resources customary for independent investigators.  Grant proposals are investigator-initiated and may pursue questions across the cancer research continuum, as long as they fit within an American Cancer Society (ACS) priority research area.” Amount: $165,000/year in direct costs for most awards; Up to $200,000/year in direct costs for multilevel studies on Cancer Health Equity

Funding Agency: Scripps Howard Fund

Title: Journalism GrantsApplication Deadline: April 1, 2023Purpose: “The Fund is now accepting proposals from universities or nonprofit organizations to create a program to teach college students open-source investigative journalism, a way to use publicly available information to investigate.”Amount: $300,000

Funding Agency: Brady Education Foundation

Title: Proposals for Program EvaluationsApplication Deadline: Stage 1 Proposals due April 1, 2023; If invited, full applications due June 15, 2023Purpose: “The Foundation is currently accepting Research Project proposals and Existing Program Evaluation proposals that have the potential to provide data that will inform how to address disparities in educational opportunities associated with race, ethnicity, and family income.” Amount: Varies; see funder website

Funding Agency: Kansas Suffragist Memorial Committee

Title: Request for QualificationsApplication Deadline: April 1, 2023 (Deadline extended)Purpose: “The Kansas Suffragist Memorial Committee is seeking professional artists or artist teams to develop innovative, original art to be incorporated as part of the new display at the Kansas State Capitol building. A dedicated website is under construction and will be up   Interested artists should submit the following via email by April 1, 2023: A letter of interest, a brief professional resume/CV and an annotated image list.”  Please email for more details. Amount: Small stipend to cover partial costs for the artist’s proposal

Funding Agency: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Title: Engagement AwardsApplication Deadline: Letters of Intent due April 3, 2023; If invited, full applications due July 10, 2023Purpose: “The Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award Program, named in honor of the first chair of PCORI’s Board of Governors, is intended to bring more patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders into the research process. The goal is to support projects that will build a community better able to participate in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR)/comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) and serve as channels to disseminate study results. This is central to our mission to fund useful CER that will help patients and those who care for them make better-informed healthcare decisions.” Amount: $250,000 for Dissemination Initiatives or Capacity Building; $100,000 for Stakeholder Convening Support

Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Education: SmallApplication Deadline: April 5, 2023Purpose: “The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived.  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: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Title: Healthy Eating ResearchApplication Deadline: Concept Papers due April 5, 2023; If invited, full applications due July 12, 2023Purpose: “Healthy Eating Research (HER) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) committed to building a Culture of Health through identifying effective strategies to improve children’s nutrition and weight. HER’s mission is to support and disseminate research on policy, systems, and environmental strategies that promote healthy eating among children and advance nutrition security and health equity. Some goals of the program are to: build a vibrant, inclusive, interdisciplinary research base in the areas of healthy food access, nutrition security, diet quality, and healthy weight; and communicate research findings to accelerate policy, systems, and environmental changes.” Amount: Up to $275,000

Funding Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Title: FY 2023 Arts Programs for Justice-Involved YouthApplication Deadline: April 6, 2023Purpose: “With this solicitation, OJJDP seeks to support high-quality arts programs for justice-involved youth to reduce juvenile delinquency, recidivism, and/or other problem and high-risk behaviors. This project seeks to support and strengthen collaborations between arts-based organizations and juvenile justice systems to develop, expand, or enhance effective interventions, which may involve emphasizing the unique capability of the art interventions to enhance protective factors and reduce risk factors that lead to justice system involvement, including individual characteristics, social influences, and community conditions.” Amount: $50,000

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: NIJ FY23 W.E.B. Du Bois Program of Research on Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice SystemApplication Deadline: April 10, 2023Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding for investigator-initiated research examining how observed racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system might be reduced through public policy interventions at any point during the administration of justice.” Amount: TBD

Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Title: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)Application Deadline: April 11, 2023Purpose: “CDC announces the availability of fiscal year 2023 funds to implement CDC-RFA-DP23-2314: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH). This 5-year program is to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease, specifically for African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives by: 1) Supporting culturally tailored interventions to address to promote activities to decrease tobacco use, poor nutrition practices, and physical inactivity, 2) Supporting implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of practice- and evidence-based strategies of tobacco, nutrition, and physical activity collaborations that ultimately lead to reduced health disparities in chronic conditions of hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity, 3) Supporting activities to enhance capacity to educate and promote the importance of immunization among racial and ethnic minority populations, and 4) Linking community and clinical efforts to increase individual's access to health care and preventive care programs within their community. ” Amount: $500,000-$1,500,000

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings (Parent R13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)Application Deadline: April 12, 2023Purpose: “The purpose of the NIH Research Conference Grant (R13) is to support high quality conferences that are relevant to the public health and to the scientific mission of the participating Institutes and Centers.” Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.  The appropriate NIH Conference Grant Contact should be consulted for guidance regarding any Institute/Center-specific budget limitations.

Funding Agency: Project Management Institute (PMI)

Title: Sponsored Research FundingApplication Deadline: April 13, 2023Purpose: “PMI research grants support new academic research with the intent to advance knowledge in project, program and portfolio management.  We invite proposals from scholars both within and outside the field of project management, and/or its sub-fields, whose themes and perspectives have direct application to some aspect of the project management body of knowledge or its practice.  While this is an open call for research in the field of project management, special consideration will be given to proposals that address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) and Sustainability topics.” Amount: $50,000

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation of Services for Victims of CrimeApplication Deadline: April 13, 2023Purpose: “In collaboration with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), NIJ seeks applications for rigorous research and evaluation projects in three topical areas: 1) evaluation of programs that provide services for victims of crime; 2) research on supporting victims of community violence; and 3) financial costs of crime victimization. Applicants must submit proposals that address one of the three topic areas.” Amount: Maximum dollar amount for each award to be determined by the requirements of the research proposed in grants selected for award. Applicants are encouraged to propose budgets that match the research activities proposed, up to the full dollar amount anticipated to be awarded under this solicitation ($3,000,000).

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: NIJ FY23 Research on the Abuse, Neglect, and Financial Exploitation of Older AdultsApplication Deadline: April 13, 2023Purpose: “With this solicitation, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) seeks proposals for research and evaluation projects in four topical areas: 1) evaluation of programs that seek to prevent, intervene in, or respond to the abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of older adults (age 60 years or above); 2) research on individuals who abuse older adults; 3) research on poly-victimization in older adults; and 4) research on fraud and financial exploitation of older adults.” Amount: Maximum dollar amount for each award to be determined by the requirements of the research proposed in grants selected for award. Applicants are encouraged to propose budgets that match the research activities proposed, up to the full dollar amount anticipated to be awarded under this solicitation ($1,500,000).

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Incorporating Human Behavior in Epidemiological Models (IHBEM)Application Deadline: April 14, 2023Purpose: “The Incorporating Human Behavior in Epidemiological Models (IHBEM) Program supports research that incorporates research on social and behavioral processes in mathematical epidemiological models. The program provides support for projects that involve balanced participation from the mathematical sciences and from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences.” Amount: $1,000,000

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Title: Planning for the TMD Collaborative for IMproving PAtient-Centered Translational Research (TMD IMPACT) (R34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)Application Deadline: April 14, 2023Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Planning Grant applications that conceptualize the design and implementation of a future national, interdisciplinary, patient-centered research collaborative that will advance Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs) basic and clinical research, research training, and translation to evidence-based treatments and improved clinical care. The planning grants are intended to enable institutions to develop partnerships, infrastructure, and capabilities needed to address the major goals of a future Collaborative and develop a Collaborative-wide research framework and strategies to support coordination among studies, research projects, and sites, and thereby enhance competitiveness for future participation in TMD Collaborative for Improving Patient-Centered Translational Research (TMD IMPACT).” Amount: $200,000 in direct costs

Funding Agency: Department of the Interior: National Park Service

Title: Route 66 Corridor Preservation ProgramApplication Deadline: April 14, 2023Purpose: “The program provides cost-share grants for the preservation of the most significant and representative building, structures, road segments, and cultural landscapes along the length of the Route 66 corridor, covering Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.  Cost-share grants are also available for planning, research and educational initiatives related to the preservation of Route 66. The funding and technical assistance provided by the program empowers and leverages the public to preserve and commemorate the special places and stories of this important era of American history.” Amount: $5,000-$30,000; Cost match is required.

Funding Agency: Department of Health & Human Services: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

Title: Advancing Equity in Adolescent Health through Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs and ServicesApplication Deadline: April 18, 2023Purpose: “The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is a national, evidence-based program that funds diverse organizations working to reach adolescents to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes and promote positive youth development. The Office of Population Affairs anticipates FY2023 funds being available to support cooperative agreements for organizations to advance health equity for adolescents, their family, and communities through the replication and scaling of medically accurate and age appropriate evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teenage pregnancy, behavioral risk factors underlying teenage pregnancy, or other associated risk factors.” Amount: $350,000-$2,000,000

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Future Manufacturing (FM)Application Deadline: April 19, 2023Purpose: “The goal of Future Manufacturing is to support fundamental research and education of a future workforce to overcome scientific, technological, educational, economic, and social barriers in order to catalyze new manufacturing capabilities that do not exist today. Future Manufacturing imagines manufacturing decades into the future. It supports research and education that will enhance U.S. leadership in manufacturing by providing new capabilities for established companies and entrepreneurs, by improving our health, quality of life, and national security, by expanding job opportunities to a diverse STEM workforce, and by reducing the impact of manufacturing on the environment. At the same time, Future Manufacturing enables new manufacturing that will address urgent social challenges arising from climate change, global pandemics and health disparities, social and economic divides, infrastructure deficits of marginalized populations and communities, and environmental sustainability.” Amount: $3,000,000 for Research Grants and $500,000 for Seed Grants

Funding Agency: Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

Title: Recordings at RiskApplication Deadline: April 19, 2023Purpose: “Recordings at Risk is a national regranting program administered by CLIR to support the preservation of rare and unique audio, audiovisual, and other time-based media of high scholarly value through digital reformatting.” Amount: $10,000-$50,000

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: FY23 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice PurposesApplication Deadline: April 19, 2023Purpose: “The intent of this program is to direct the findings of basic scientific research; foster research and development in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science; and support ongoing forensic science research toward the development of highly-discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and rapid methods for the identification, analysis, and interpretation of forensic evidence for criminal justice purposes. Projects should address the challenges and needs of the forensic science community.” Amount: NIJ funding for an individual research or development project rarely exceeds $500,000 annually. In FY 2022, the average forensic science research and development award was approximately $206,451 per year.

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: FY23 Research and Evaluation on Firearms Violence and Mass ShootingsApplication Deadline: April 20, 2023Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding of research and program evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and reduce intentional, interpersonal firearm violence and mass shootings in the United States in two categories: (1) research or evaluation of Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) laws, otherwise known as "Red Flag Laws" and (2) research on the sources of the firearm used in the commission of a crime and the relationship of those sources to shootings and gun-related violence.” Amount: $9,000,000 is available in total for up to twelve awards

Funding Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)

Title: Onsite Energy Technical Assistance PartnershipsApplication Deadline: April 21, 2023Purpose: “The technical assistance activities to be funded under this Funding Opportunity Announcement will support DOE’s industrial decarbonization strategy by establishing a regional network of Technical Assistance Partnerships to help industrial facilities and other large energy users increase the adoption of onsite energy technologies. Clean onsite energy generation and storage technologies provide a practical alternative to conventional fossil-fuel systems and grid electricity for facilities to directly produce flexible, reliable, and affordable heat and electricity to reduce emissions across the industrial sector.” Amount: $900,000-$1,500,000 for Regional Partnerships

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Future of Semiconductors (FuSe)Application Deadline: April 24, 2023Purpose: “The goal of this solicitation is to cultivate a broad coalition of researchers and educators from across science and engineering communities that utilizes a holistic, co-design approach to fundamental research and workforce education and training, to enable rapid progress in new semiconductor technologies. The future of semiconductor manufacturing will require the design and deployment of diverse new technologies in materials, chemical and materials processes, devices, and architectures through the development of application-driven systems. Partnerships between industry and academic institutions are essential to spur innovation and technology transfer, to inform the research needs, and to train the future workforce.” Amount: $2,000,000

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: FY23 Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in PersonsApplication Deadline: April 24, 2023Purpose: “In collaboration with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), NIJ seeks to build upon its research and evaluation efforts to better understand, prevent, and respond to trafficking in persons in the United States. Applicants should propose research and evaluation projects that — first and foremost — have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States.” Amount: Maximum dollar amount for each award to be determined by the requirements of the research proposed in grants selected for award. Applicants are encouraged to propose budgets that match the research activities proposed, up to the full dollar amount anticipated to be awarded under this solicitation ($2,000,000).

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation on Violence Against WomenApplication Deadline: April 26, 2023Purpose: “NIJ strives to support the development of objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women, promote justice for victims of crime, and enhance criminal justice responses. For that reason, this solicitation seeks applications for grant funding to conduct research and evaluation projects examining a broad range of topics, including the crimes of domestic and family violence, homicide and other forms of violent death, intimate partner violence, rape, sex trafficking, sexual assault, stalking, and teen dating violence, also known as adolescent relationship abuse, along with the associated criminal justice system response, procedures, and policies.” Amount: Maximum dollar amount for each award to be determined by the requirements of the research proposed in grants selected for award. Applicants are encouraged to propose budgets that match the research activities proposed, up to the full dollar amount anticipated to be awarded under this solicitation ($2,300,000).

Funding Agency: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Title: The Mercury Project: 2023 Call for ProposalsApplication Deadline: May 1, 2023Purpose: “Mercury Project now invites proposals to evaluate the causal impacts of online or offline interventions designed to increase demand for vaccinations consistent with national priorities, including childhood vaccines, HPV, polio, measles, and Covid-19 vaccinations, in low- and lower-middle income countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.” Amount: Proposed budgets should be appropriate to cover project costs.

*** 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, one Track 2 proposal and one Track 3 proposal, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by May 1, 2023 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  The goal date for informing you if you have been chosen to proceed is June 15, 2023.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by November 15, 2023.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 of a multi-user research instrument that is commercially available through direct purchase from a vendor, or for the personnel costs and equipment that are required for the development of an instrument with new capabilities, thereby advancing instrumentation capabilities and enhancing expertise for instrument design and fabrication at academic institutions. MRI instruments are, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs.”Amount: Track 1: Greater than $100,000 and less than $1,400,000; Track 2: $1,400,000 - $4,000,000; Track 3: $100,000-$4,000,000

Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Reducing InequalityApplication Deadline: May 3, 2023Purpose: “This program supports research to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. We prioritize studies that aim to reduce inequalities that exist along dimensions of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.”  Note, an informational webinar will be held on February 23, 2023. Amount: $100,000-$600,000 for Major Research Grants; $25,000-$50,000 for Officer Research Grants

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Title: Request for Applications: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Competitive Grants Program: Foundational and Applied Science ProgramApplication Deadlines: Earliest Letter of Intent due date is May 4, 2023 but varies by program topic.  Most topics do NOT require a Letter of Intent and have full proposal due dates in August, September, October or November 2023.  Note, the Environmental Justice topic has a letter of intent due date of June 15, 2023.  Conference Proposals all have a Letter of Intent due date a minimum of 150 days before the conference begins.Purpose: “The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. The six priority areas are: Plant Health and Production and Plant Products; Animal Health and Production and Animal Products; Food Safety, Nutrition, and Health; Bioenergy, Natural Resources, and Environment; Agriculture Systems and Technology; and Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities. Research-only, extension-only, and integrated research, education and/or extension projects are solicited in this Request for Applications (RFA).” Amount: Varies by topic (40 topic areas are available under this opportunity).

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Title: Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and UniversitiesApplication Deadline: May 9, 2023Purpose: “Humanities Initiatives strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at institutions of higher education by developing new or enhancing existing programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses that explore, interpret, and preserve the diversity of human cultures, ideas, and practices, past and present.   Projects must address a core topic or set of themes drawn from humanities areas such as history, philosophy, religion, literature, or humanities-informed composition and writing skills.”  Optional drafts are due March 21, 2023.Amount: $150,000

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Global Centers: Use-Inspired Research Addressing Global Challenges in Climate Change and Clean EnergyApplication Deadline: May 10, 2023Purpose: “This solicitation launches an ambitious new program to fund international, interdisciplinary collaborative research centers that will apply best practices of broadening participation and community engagement to develop use-inspired research on climate change and clean energy.  This program will prioritize research collaborations fostering team science, community-engaged research, and use knowledge-to-action frameworks. The proposed research work should maximize the benefits of international, interdisciplinary collaborations.” Amount: $5,000,000 for Track-1 Implementation; $250,000 for Track-2 Design

Funding Agency: Social Security Administration (SSA): Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics

Title: Retirement and Disability Research ConsortiumApplication Deadline: May 12, 2023; Optional Letters of Intent are requested by April 21, 2023.Purpose: “A announces the solicitation of competitive applications for cooperative agreements to establish a Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC). SSA seeks applications in support of the RDRC that will continue to serve as a national resource fostering high quality research on matters related to retirement and disability policy.  The RDRC may consist of one or more research “centers.” Amount: Applicants must include detailed budget estimates for the first year, assuming a funding level of up to $4.75 million. The amount of funds available for the cooperative agreement in future years has not been established.

Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation 

Title: Racial Equity Research GrantsApplication Deadlines: Intent to Apply Form due May 16, 2023; If invited, full applications due June 14, 2023Purpose: “The Racial Equity Research Grants program supports education research projects that will contribute to understanding and ameliorating racial inequality in education. We are interested in funding studies that aim to understand and disrupt the reproduction and deepening of inequality in education, and which seek to (re)imagine and make new forms of equitable education. Thus, we are interested in research projects that seek to envision educational opportunities in a multiplicity of education systems, levels, settings, and developmental ranges and that reach beyond documenting conditions and paradigms that contribute to persistent racial inequalities.” Amount: $75,000

Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Title: AHRQ Small Research Projects to Advance the Science of Primary Care (RO3)Application Deadlines: June 16, and October 16, 2023Purpose: “The AHRQ Small Research Grant Program supports small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. This program 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.  This NOFO aims to support small research projects that advance the understanding of the role and capacity of primary care to increase the value and quality of care and improve patient outcomes and population health by delivering person-centered care.” Amount: $100,000

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Title: Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices in Low-Resource Settings to Achieve Equity in Outcomes (R34 Clinical Trial Required)Application Deadlines: June 16, and October 16, 2023Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports pilot work for subsequent studies testing the effectiveness of strategies to deliver evidence-based mental health services, treatment interventions, and/or preventive interventions (EBPs) in low-resourced mental health specialty and non-specialty settings within the United States. The FOA targets settings where EBPs are not currently delivered or delivered with fidelity, such that there are disparities in mental health and related functional outcomes (e.g., employment, educational attainment, stable housing, integration in the community, treatment of comorbid substance use disorders) for the population(s) served. Implementation strategies should identify and use innovative approaches to remediate barriers to provision, receipt, and/or benefit from EBPs and generate new information about factors integral to achieving equity in mental health outcomes for underserved populations.” Amount: $450,000 in direct costs

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Title: NIMHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional)Application Deadlines: June 16, and October 16, 2023Purpose: “NIMHD invites applications to support short-term exploratory or developmental research projects that have the potential to break new ground in the fields of minority health and/or health disparities or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications that can directly contribute to improving minority health and/or reducing health disparities in the U.S.” Amount: $275,000 in direct costs

Funding Agency: ORAU

Title: Innovation Partnerships Grant ProgramApplication Deadline: OngoingPurpose: “ORAU Events Sponsorship Grant Program has now been restructured and is now called the ORAU Innovation Partnerships Grant Program. The goal of this grant program change is to drive new opportunities for university consortium members and ORAU experts to formulate meaningful collaborations.  The program will focus on research and education topics that align well with ORAU’s expertise and current research priorities (Climate & Environment, Health Equity, and Future of the STEM Workforce.)” Amount: $4,000

Funding Agency: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Title: Energy and Environment ProgramApplication Deadline: Ongoing; Letters of Inquiry accepted anytimePurpose: “The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Energy and Environment program looks to achieve its mission by supporting research, training, networking, and dissemination efforts in this domain that shape the direction of scholarship by investigating under-explored questions that warrant further attention, advance collaborative and interdisciplinary research across the social and natural sciences, involve early career faculty and train the next generation of students, link research with practice, and partner with other funders to amplify programmatic impact. The program’s predominant geographic focus is the United States.” Amount: See website for examples of previous grant awards.

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, 2023
Archaeology and Archaeometry – Jul 3 and Dec 1, 2023
Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2023
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 – Sep & Oct - varies based on discipline
Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering – Sep & Oct – varies based on discipline
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
Geomorphology and Land-use Dynamics – proposals accepted anytime
Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime
Linguistics –Jul 17, 2023
Manufacturing Systems Integration - proposals accepted anytime
Mathematical Biology – proposals accepted anytime
Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime
Physics – Nov & Dec – varies by topic
Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime
Smart & Connected Communities – proposals accepted anytime until April 1, 2024
Social Psychology – Jul 17, 2023
Sociology – proposals accepted anytime
Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special ProgramsApplication Deadline: Varies by topic – click each topic to learn more about these special program opportunities.

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) – Track 3 & 4 Letter of Intent due Sep 20, 2023; Track 1 & 2 proposals accepted anytime
Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE): Core Programs – Varies by size of application (Small, Medium, Large)
Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP) – Oct 31, 2023 for CMI, ECS and MSN; Sep 30, 2023 for CAT, CSDM-B, SYN
Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Mar 8, 2023 or Sep 13, 2023


WSU Office of Research Workshops Topics include an Introduction to the WSU Office of Research with resources and contacts, WSU policies and procedures related to research, finding funding utilizing Pivot, project budgeting and general grant-writing tips.  Previously recorded workshops can also be found on the Office of Research website.Office of Research Workshops

WSU Office of Research Workshops on National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Proposals: January through August (or until the submission deadline).A common first step in establishing an NSF research center is to demonstrate success with an REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Site in the field of interest.  REU Sites are also helpful in recruiting graduate students. NSF REU proposals are typically due in August or September.  Vice Provost Coleen Pugh and any interested teams will coordinate and work on their proposals for submission in 2023 to separate divisions according to the following approximate schedule:January: planning meeting, and discussion of budgets and target studentsFebruary: complete section on WSU institutional support of undergraduate researchMarch: complete section on departmental/unit/topical area of undergraduate research experiences/historyApril: complete list of undergraduate researchers who have been mentored by Site faculty, and PI history of mentoring undergraduate researchersMay: complete section with proposed undergraduate research projects by Site facultyJune: complete section on training activities, including research/field-specific activities, professional development activities, industry/research field tripsJuly: complete section on coordinated social activities and housing for all WSU REU SitesAugust: complete any remaining sections and polish proposals.Email to register for this NSF REU Workshop series. 

Hanover Research Grants Workshops: February 23, 2023 Hanover Research offers a series of webinars on a variety of topics “designed to help grant-seekers develop their skills and plan for upcoming competitions.”  The webinar on February 23, 2023 is titled  “NSF CAREER: Educational Opportunities and Broader Impacts​.” Register for Hanover Workshop on February 23, 2023

National Science Foundation (NSF) Future of Semiconductors Program Webinar: February 23, 2023“NSF program directors will host a webinar about the NSF Future of Semiconductors (FuSe) program solicitation (23-552) on Thursday, February 23, 2023, at 1:00 PM Eastern.  The goal of the FuSe program is to cultivate a broad coalition of researchers from across science and engineering communities to utilize a holistic, co-design approach to fundamental research and education and training, to enable rapid progress in new semiconductor technologies.”NSF FuSe Program Solicitation Webinar

National Science Foundation: 2023 Research Infrastructure Project Management Webinar Series: February 28-April 25, 2023“Join the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Large Facilities Office for the 2023 Research Infrastructure Project Management Webinar Series. We kick off 2023 with a series of three, 90-minute webinars that will focus on developing basic knowledge and skills on project management methods applied to planning and performance management of mid-scale RI projects consistent with NSF’s Research Infrastructure Guide.  The webinar content will be especially valuable to individuals and institutions interested in submitting proposals to NSF’s Mid-scale RI-1 and RI-2 programs, as well as current Mid-Scale RI awardees, and all others wishing to add to their project management knowledge.”NSF Research Infrastructure Project Management Webinars

National Academies Workshop: Education, Training and Workforce Needs for Smart Manufacturing: February 28, 2023
“This workshop will identify challenges and opportunities for advanced training in smart manufacturing.  Participants will examine best practices for curriculum development, upskilling current members of the manufacturing workforce, and education and training programs that incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion.”National Academies Options for a National Smart Manufacturing Plan Workshops

Asking What You Want to Ask: A Workshop on Question and Questionnaire Design: March 1, 2023WSU Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students who are interested in or planning to conduct questionnaire-based research are encouraged to attend this FREE workshop.  This workshop is for all levels; beginner to advanced. The workshop will focus on questionnaire design and formatting, as well as how to create quality questions to get quality data. The questionnaire design workshop will run from 1pm to 3pm, and the hands-on lab will run from 3pm to 4pm. Presenter: Dr. Lynn Matthews.  This Workshop is hosted by The Office of Planning and Analysis and the Barton School of Business Marketing Department.Email with questions. 

White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) Virtual Public Meeting: March 1, 2023The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) is “established to advise the Chair of the Council of Environmental Quality and the newly established White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council to increase the Federal Government’s efforts to address environmental injustice. The WHEJAC’s efforts will include a broad range of strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, community engagement, and economic issues related to environmental justice.”  See meeting registration for a list of the current discussion topics and questions. Register for WHEJAC Virtual Public Meeting on March 1, 2023

Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) STEM Hub: 2022-2023 Grant Training Webinar Series: March 3, and April 7, 2023The NSF HSI STEM Resource Hub Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 webinar series focuses on celebrating and learning from successful NSF HSI awardees.  We host panels of successful PIs on specific topics that will engage our audience and support grant writing efforts for those planning a proposal submission. This webinar series focuses on a broad array of topics that promote student success, wellness and diversity and inclusion. Dr. Martha Desmond and Dr. Delia Valles are the hosts for this series. The HSI STEM Hub recommends participation in these webinars to learn from successful awardees, particularly if you are currently writing a proposal or are interested in writing a proposal to secure a grant.  The March 3, 2023 topic is “Promoting Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom and Beyond.”Register for HSI STEM Hub Spring 2023 Grant Training Webinar Series

REMINDER - Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU): Research and University Partnerships: 2023 ORAU Annual Council Meeting: March 6-7, 2023 ORAU’s 2023 Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions will be held March 6-7, 2023 and is focused on “Climate Security and Environmental Justice: Pathways to Achieving the 2050 Carbon Net-Zero Goal.” Experts and leaders from academia, six federal agencies, and national organizations will share their views on technology innovation and transformation; science-based models for an environmentally equitable society; and future workforce development needs.   The Annual Meeting is free to attend, and is open to faculty, students, and administration at ORAU member universities. Registration is required, but there is no limit on the number of attendees from each university.  Attendance may be in person, or virtual. Register for 2023 ORAU Annual Council Meeting

National Academies Workshop: Broader Impacts of Smart Manufacturing: March 7-8, 2023
“During this workshop, participants will explore a wide range of impacts that smart manufacturing could have on industry, the U.S. economy, and the environment.  Topics will include optimization, efficiency, decarbonization, improved U.S. competitiveness, supply chain resilience, and integrating product and process lifecycles.”National Academies Options for a National Smart Manufacturing Plan Workshops

Office of Victims of Crime and Bureau of Justice Statistics Webinar: National Census of Victim Service Providers: March 8, 2023“The National Census of Victim Service Provider (NCVSP) is one component of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Victim Services Statistical Research Program, which was developed to build knowledge about victim services by collecting and analyzing data from victims and the diverse entities that service victims in the United States. The NCVSP provides national data on all programs and organizations that served victims of crime or abuse within the year prior to the survey. The NCVSP was first administered in 2017 and BJS is currently working on the second administration to begin in the summer of 2023.  This webinar will provide an overview of the NCVSP and demonstration of recently released interactive maps analyzing these data at the U.S. county level. Recent developments and updates for the 2023 NCVSP will be discussed. The webinar will conclude with a discussion about the importance of these data to the victim services field and how they can be used to understand the current landscape of victim services across the country and characteristics of victim service providers.”Register for OVC BJS Webinar on the NCVSP

WSU Information Security: Privacy & Security Training: March 14, 2023; 4:00-5:00pm in RSC Room 203 (Lancelot)Gina Riggs and Mark Rodee offer WSU Privacy and Security Training monthly on the second Tuesday of every month.  Learn how to prevent, detect and respond to information security and privacy concerns.Email with questions. 

National Science Foundation Virtual Office Hour Featuring the New Safe and Inclusive Work Environments Plan Requirement: March 20, 2023Several solicitations from the Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO) and Geological Sciences (GEO) will soon require the submission of a Safe and Inclusive Work Environments Plan which will be considered as part of the Broader Impacts criteria during the review process.  An upcoming Virtual Office Hour will occur on March 20 2023 from 3 - 4 PM ET. Program Officers from BIO and GEO will provide an overview of the new requirement and take your questions and comments.Register for NSF Safe & Inclusive Work Environments Plan Requirement Virtual Office Hour 

First Oklahoma-Arkansas-Kansas (OAK) Supercomputing Conference: April 5-7, 2023“Welcome to the 2023 Spring OAK Supercomputing Conference! This is the first conference in a series of semi-annual conferences for the Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas region, bringing together supercomputing experts, researchers, and students from across the region for a discussion and exploration of the latest trends and technologies in the field of high-performance computing. Topics will include the relevance of machine learning & artificial intelligence and data-driven applications in scientific research.”  Free, however, registration is required. OAK Supercomputing Conference (Spring 2023) website

2023 National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering CAREER Proposal Workshop: May 8-12, 2023“The 2023 NSF Engineering CAREER Proposal Workshop will be held virtually over three days: May 8, May 9, and May 12, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time each day.   This virtual workshop will provide early career faculty with knowledge and strategies to enable the formulation of more competitive CAREER proposals for submission to the NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) in 2023. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with NSF Program Directors and CAREER awardees!”2023 NSF Engineering CAREER Proposal Workshop

Save the Date: Center for Economic Development and Business Research: Industry Research Exchange: May 10, 2023“The pandemic has created and destroyed occupations and industries. This event will explore this phenomenon within the labor market over the last two years. The Center for Economic Development and Business Research staff will outline the employment trends and expectations over the next few years, while industry experts will provide their take on adaptation in evolving labor markets.”Industry Research Exchange 2023

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Free National Research Conference 2023: May 23 – 25, 2023“The theme of NIJ’s National Research Conference is “evidence to action,” as our goal is to bring researchers and practitioners together to learn about the latest research evidence and how it can be implemented to promote safety, equity, and justice.  Conference attendees will be exposed to a wide array of topics, including youth mentoring, officer wellness, school safety, forensics, technology evaluation, and strategies to engage in more inclusive research processes. Attendees will also learn how to find, apply for, and manage NIJ grant awards.”Register for NIJ National Research Conference 2023

OU Supercomputing Center for Education and Research: Free Virtual Residency Introductory Workshop 2023: June 26-30, 2023“There's no prerequisite other than an interest in helping researchers with their computing-intensive/data-intensive research. Does your institution have lots of researchers and educators who want to use advanced computing, but need some help learning how?  You or someone at your institution can learn to be more effective at helping researchers and educators use research computing!  This is a great way to get better at a career in helping researchers use research computing. It's also a great way to meet a community of fellow research computing facilitators.”Register for Free Virtual Residency Introductory Workshop 2023

REMINDER - Hanover Grants Learning Center AvailableWSU Faculty and Staff may now access course content through the Hanover Research Grants Learning Center by registering and using a referral code.  Courses are designed for on-demand grantsmanship training.     Email to request the referral code to register for access to the Hanover Research Grants Learning Center. 

Learn to Use BeoShock for your Advanced Research Computing NeedsWichita State University continues to host Beoshock, a High-performance Computing Cluster (HPC). This HPC is available and free to faculty members, researchers and students engaged in course work or research activities. BeoShock runs the CentOS Linux operating system and features approximately 720 processor cores, two high memory compute nodes with 1.5 terabytes of memory, and four graphics processing unit (GPU) accelerators. BeoShock also has a variety of software tools that may be helpful in your research endeavors, such as Matlab, Mathematica, R, Python and many more.  Learn more about BeoShock High-Performance Computing and access the BeoShock High Performance Computing User Guides 


Office of Research EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT – Deneé Clifford Denee’ grew up in a place we know as Bel Aire, Kansas today.  She got a B.S. in Business Management (Major: Finance, Minors: Accounting and Economics) from Brigham Young University.  Following college, she moved to Irvine, California and spent 16 years working as an accountant in the Real Estate industry.  Later she returned home to Kansas to live near her family.  Her second career began in 2008 as a Research Administrator, initially hired in WSU’s Office of Research as an accountant.  A year later she transitioned to a grants administrator position where she has been ever since.  Her longevity is due to the fact that her work is never boring to her.  She enjoys working with a variety of people and subjects every day. Her work is focused primarily on supporting faculty from all colleges at WSU.  Her goal is always to develop a proposal that is worthy of funding.  When she is not at work, you will find her spending time with family and friends, involved in her church activities, or watching a good “Hallmark” movie.  Read more about the Office of Research staff…

Hanover Research Publishes Grants Calendar for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences“Hanover produces a bimonthly Grants Calendar centered on certain funding interests.  The most recent calendar reviews upcoming grant opportunities focused on Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, covering a range of grantmakers.”Access the Hanover Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Grants Calendar

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Request for Information (RFI): Future Directions in Violence Against Women ResearchThis Request for Information (RFI) is intended to gather public input on priority scientific directions in violence against women (VAW) research. This includes cisgender, transgender, and gender-diverse persons who identify as a woman or girl, as well as other individuals assigned female at birth but who may not identify as a woman or girl. Specifically, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), and the Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) are soliciting comments from the public on scientific gaps and research opportunities to address longstanding and emergent factors that perpetuate VAW. This request solicits input on a broad range of topics to inform research directions to better understand and identify opportunities to address underlying causes that influence women’s exposure to violence and to identify approaches to address the health impacts and sequelae of VAW.  Responses are due March 31, 2023.Read the NIH Request for Information: NOT-NR-23-008

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Priority Research Opportunities in Crisis Response ServicesThe National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) are issuing this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to outline priorities for research in crisis response services. Research is sought that is conducted in real-world settings, where a wide range of clinical presentations, psychosocial factors, age-related (e.g., youth; adult; older adult), geographic (rural/remote settings), cultural considerations, and health disparities influence the types of care that are provided. Studies are encouraged that address the continuum of crisis service systems, as well as applications that address crisis services for children and under-resourced populations.Read the NIH Notice of Special Interest: NOT-MH-23-140

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Technology Development for Cancer Control and Population Science ResearchThe purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to encourage grant applications for the development of novel technologies to support the needs of cancer control and population sciences research including healthcare delivery research, surveillance research, behavioral research, cancer epidemiology, and population scale -omics research with the goal of driving innovation in this field.Read the NIH Notice of Special Interest: NOT-CA-23-037

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations This NOSI calls for multidisciplinary and multilevel research to understand the interplay of multiple factors that cause health disparities or health advantages among underserved immigrant populations and the mechanisms through which they operate. Research should focus on understanding the etiology of the health outcomes among immigrant subpopulations by targeting the complex causes or consequences of health disparities and health advantages.Read the NIH Notice of Special Interest: NOT-MD-23-002

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Frequently Asked Questions About 2023 Data Management and Sharing Policy NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy FAQs are now available. Read the NIH FAQs on Data Management & Sharing Policy

National Science Foundation (NSF) announces nearly $50 million partnership with Ericsson, IBM, Intel, and Samsung to support the future of semiconductor design and manufacturingThrough this partnership activity, NSF will team with Ericsson, IBM, Intel, and Samsung to invest in projects that cultivate a broad coalition of science and engineering researchers to pursue holistic, “co-design” approaches. By intentionally supporting researchers who are integrating materials, devices, architectures, systems, and applications, new semiconductor technology is designed and developed in an integrated way. Co-design approaches simultaneously consider the device/system performance, manufacturability, recyclability, and impact on the environment.Read more

REMINDER - Changes to WSU Indirect Cost Recovery RatesNegotiations with the federal government on WSU’s new F&A (Facilities and Administration) rates, effective 1 July 2022, are almost complete. We anticipate the following significant changes to the Academic Affairs rates: On Campus Organized Research rate decreasing from the current 48% to a new rate of 40%, the On Campus Other Sponsored Activities rate decreasing from the current 30% to a new rate of 19% and the Off Campus Other Sponsored Activities rate decreasing from the current 26% to a new rate of 17%. We will announce the final rates as soon as they are negotiated.  The new rates will impact your proposal and award budgets, as well as the distribution and availability of F&A funds used to support research activities on campus. 

REMINDER - National Science Foundation Makes Changes to Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) NSF has made several changes to its Major Research Instrumentation Program.  Applications for FY24 will now be due between October 15 and November 15, 2023.  Thus, WSU is updating its internal competition dates for next year, and Notices of Intent to apply for the FY24 MRI program will be due to by May 1, 2023 at 12noon.  Cost sharing is waived for the next five years, and the maximum allowed under Track 1 has increased to $1,400,000.  Finally, the new Track 3 is specifically for proposal requests that “include the acquisition, development, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment and instrumentation to reduce consumption of helium.” NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program Page

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