Congratulations to those who received grants in February!  Thanks to all of their talents and hard work, as of February 28, 2023, WSU researchers under Academic Affairs have submitted proposals budgeting a total of $56,607,280, received $29,624,095 in awards, and generated $2,418,957 in indirect cost recovery thus far for FY2023.  Note that the new F&A rates have been set, as elaborated in the Important Announcements section. You will also find an introduction to Michelle White in the Announcement section.  Michelle is a new Research Grants Administrator in Sponsored Research Accounting for Post-Award. 

Our final news from the Office of Research is a huge congratulations to Jana Henderson, for being recognized with the Wayne Carlisle Distinguished Service Award by President Muma, as announced by the Staff Senate yesterday.  Please join us in celebrating Jana in her important role as the Associate Director of Pre-Award and her well-deserved recognition.We wish you much success in your research efforts over the next month.

Coleen Pugh, Vice Provost for Research



PI/Department:  James Beck, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $39,726 



PI/Department:  James Beck, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $7,660 



PI/Department:  George Bousfield, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  GlycoFormA, Ltd.

Amount:  $464,940 



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

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce

Amount:  $10,435 



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

Sponsor:  League of Kansas Municipalties - KACM

Amount:  $56,940 



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

Sponsor:  Kansas Association of Community Foundations

Amount:  $5,600 



PI/Department:  Ashley Cervantes, ED - Ronald E. Mcnair Program

Sponsor:  Department of Education - US

Amount:  $293,316 



PI/Department:  Gabriel Fonseca, Student Affairs

Sponsor:  Kansas Board of Regents / Department of Education - US

Amount:  $105,000 



PI/Department:  Jessica Gregory, Dept of ISLE

Co-PI/Department: Reagan Murnan, Dept of ISLE | Heidi VanRavenhorst-Bell, Dept of ISLE

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - MURPA

Amount:  $7,433  



PI/Department:  Nils Hakansson, Biomedical Engineering

Co-PI/Department: Vinod Namboodiri, School of Computing

Sponsor:  Curators of Univ of MO on behalf of Univ of Missouri-KC / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $35,000  



PI/Department:  Krishna Krishnan, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Co-PI/Department: Deepak Gupta, Engineering Technology

Sponsor:  Spirit Aerosystems, Inc.

Amount:  $200,000 



PI/Department:  Rajprasad Loganathan, Biological Sciences

Co-PI/Department: David Long, Biomedical Engineering

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - MURPA

Amount:  $7,500  



PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Co-PI/Department: Hongsheng He, School of Computing

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $99,987 



PI/Department:  Rajeev Nair, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - URCA

Amount:  $4,457 



PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $2,500  



PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $1,800 



PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,000 



PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,000 



PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,000 



PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $4,000 



PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $3,500  



PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $1,500 



PI/Department:  Cynthia Richburg, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - URCA

Amount:  $4,500  



PI/Department:  Sergio Salinas Monroy, School of Computing

Co-PI/Department: Remi Chou, School of Computing | Joseph Jabara, School of Computing | Ajita Rattani, School of Computing 

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $898,245  



PI/Department:  Guy Schroeder, Finance & Admin Police Department

Sponsor:  Office of The Governor / Department of Justice

Amount:  $1,649 



PI/Department:  Julie Thiele, School of Education

Sponsor:  Kansas State University / Department of Agriculture

Amount:  $25,000 



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  City of Andover

Amount:  $3,048 



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  University of Kansas Medical Center

Amount:  $3,500 



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Ellis County, Kansas

Amount:  $6,673  



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church

Amount:  $18,229 



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County

Amount:  $16,216  



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $5,614 



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Univ of KS Medical Ctr Research Inst Inc.

Amount:  $15,000 



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $481,312 



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  University of Iowa

Amount:  $3,600  



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Reno County Democrats

Amount:  $2,170 



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Unified Government of Wyandotte County

Amount:  $9,979 



PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  USD 308 Hutchinson School

Amount:  $18,800 



PI/Department:  Haifan Wu, Chemistry

Sponsor:  Natl Institutes of Health

Amount:  $362,017 



PI/Department:  Marci Young, Counseling & Testing Center

Co-PI/Department: Jessica Provines, Counseling & Testing Center

Sponsor:  Substance Abuse-Mntl Health Srv Adm

Amount:  $102,000  




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: U.S. Department of Energy: Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations

Title: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Carbon Capture Demonstration Projects ProgramApplication Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one proposal but multiple Letters of Intent, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by March 24, 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 25, 2023.  Regardless of whether your application is chosen by WSU to proceed, the funder requires all Letters of Intent to be submitted no later than March 28, 2023.  A full application to the funder (if selected by WSU) will be due by May 25, 2023.Purpose: “The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) is issuing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), in collaboration with the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), for integrated carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects that demonstrate substantial improvements in the efficiency, effectiveness, cost, and environmental performance of carbon capture technologies for power, industrial, and other commercial applications.”Amount: $230,000,000-350,000,000. Note: cost match is required. 


REMINDER - 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 


*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Title: Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge GrantsApplication Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one proposal, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by March 29, 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 19, 2023.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by May 17, 2023.Purpose: “The purpose of the program is to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building. Awards of federal matching funds aim to help institutions secure long-term support for their core activities and expand efforts to preserve and create access to outstanding humanities materials.”Amount: $150,000-$1,000,000. Note: cost match is required.


Funding Agency: Boston Review

Title: Black Voices in the Public Sphere FellowshipApplication Deadline: April 1, 2023Purpose: “Boston Review’s Black Voices in the Public Sphere Fellowship is designed to prepare and support a more diverse generation of journalists, editors, and publishers.  The program provides training, mentorship, networking opportunities, and workshops to amplify Black voices. With the guidance of Boston Review editors and professional mentors, fellows will develop projects to be published online or in print. These projects will take different forms depending on fellows’ interests—from writing a series of columns to curating a series of essays, designing forums, moderating live debates, and facilitating interviews. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required to apply. Established professionals should not apply.”Amount: $5,000 monthly stipend 


Funding Agency: American Cancer Society

Title: RFA: The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment ServicesApplication Deadlines: April 1 and October 15, 2023Purpose: “There is a need for research that evaluates the impact of the many changes now occurring in the healthcare system with a particular focus on cancer prevention, control, and treatment. Efforts focusing on improving access to care may also impact inequities that contribute to health disparities.  Public health policy initiatives such as the federal and state marketplaces that have expanded insurance coverage, as well as Medicaid expansion in some states, create natural experiments ripe for evaluation. Research to be funded by this RFA should focus on the changes in national, state, and/or local policy and the response to these changes by healthcare systems, insurers, payers, communities, practices, and patients.”Amount: Up to $200,000 per year in direct costs


Funding Agency: American Cancer Society (ACS)

Title: ACS Research Priority Area: ScreeningApplication Deadline: April 3, 2023Purpose: “Detecting cancer early saves lives. Unfortunately, the important benefits of cancer screening are not reaching enough people. The purpose of this RFA is to fund innovative research that will facilitate more widespread cancer screening and early detection culminating in reduced cancer mortality.”Amount: $165,000 per year in direct costs for Research Scholar Grants; $135,000 per year in direct costs for Clinician-Scientist Development Grants 


Funding Agency: Terra Foundation  

Title: Convening GrantsApplication Deadlines: Letters of Inquiry due April 3, 2023; If invited, full application due June 16, 2023Purpose: “Recognizing current and historical inequities in the presentations and understandings of American art history,the Terra Foundation encourages convenings that address these disparities and exclusions at institutions worldwide. Grant funding is available for programs that foster exchange and collaboration, such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia. Programs should advance innovative and experimental research and professional practice in American art and address critical issues facing the field. We also welcome requests for convenings intended to inform projects in their early stages, which will benefit from the learning and practice that can be developed through dialogue.”Amount: $10,000-$25,000 


Funding Agency: International Center for Responsible Gambling  

Title: 2023 Large Grant for Research on Gambling Disorder and Responsible GamblingApplication Deadlines: Letters of Intent due April 3, 2023; If invited, full application due July 14, 2023Purpose: Applications sought for research investigations of gambling disorder and responsible gambling.Amount: $75,000 per year in direct costs 


Funding Agency: WorkRise  

Title: 2023 Request for ProposalsApplication Deadlines: Letters of Inquiry due April 7, 2023; If invited, full application due July 2023Purpose: “WorkRise funds scholars and practitioners on the frontiers of understanding and improving economic mobility in the US labor force, particularly for Black workers and other historically disadvantaged segments of the labor force.”Amount: Up to $500,000 


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 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; 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: Burroughs Wellcome Fund 

Title: Climate Change and Human Health Seed GrantsApplication Deadlines: April 12 and July 12, 2023Purpose: “The mechanism aims to stimulate the growth of new connections between scholars working in largely disconnected fields whose collaboration has the potential to change the course of climate change’s impact on human health.” Amount: $2,500-$50,000


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education

Title: OSERS: OSEP: Development of Innovative Technology Tools or Approaches to Improve Outcomes for Individuals with DisabilitiesApplication Deadline: April 14, 2023Purpose: “The purpose of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities program (ETechM2 Program) is to improve results for children with disabilities by (1) promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) supporting educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for children with disabilities; (3) providing support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) providing accessible educational materials to children with disabilities in a timely manner.”Amount: Up to $500,000 per year 


Funding Agency: WITH Foundation  

Title: Current Grant CycleApplication Deadlines: Letters of Inquiry due April 14, 2023; If invited, full application due June 5, 2023Purpose: “WITH Foundation was created to provide financial support to organizations that promote comprehensive healthcare for adults with developmental disabilities. All grant applications should complement this mission and demonstrate how they will accomplish this overarching goal.”Amount: $30,000-$50,000 


Funding Agency: Department of Energy   

Title: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis, Manufacturing, and RecyclingApplication Deadlines: Concept Paper due April 14, 2023; If invited, full application due July 19, 2023Purpose: “The FOA provides funding for research, development, and demonstration to: 1) Improve the efficiency, increase the durability, and reduce the cost of producing clean hydrogen using electrolyzers to less than $2 per kilogram by 2026; 2) Advance new manufacturing technologies and techniques for clean hydrogen production and use equipment, specifically for electrolyzer and fuel cell technologies; 3) Create innovative and practical approaches to increase the reuse and recycling of clean hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.”Amount: $2,000,000-$20,000,000 depending on topic. Note: cost match is required. 


Funding Agency: Department of Energy: Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO)

Title: IEDO FY23 Multi-topic Funding Opportunity AnnouncementApplication Deadlines: Concept Paper due April 17, 2023; If invited, full application due June 23, 2023Purpose: “The Funding Opportunity Announcement, led by IEDO, will drive innovation to develop the next-generation technologies required to decarbonize industry, revitalize American manufacturing, create good-paying jobs, and improve community health.”Amount: $750,000-$10,000,000 depending on topic. Note: cost match is required. 


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

Title: Improving Diagnostic Safety in Ambulatory Care: Strategies and Interventions (R18)Application Deadlines: April 18, 2023Purpose: “The purpose of this funding announcement is to invite proposals focused on understanding and improving diagnostic safety in the heterogenous ambulatory care environment.  AHRQ is interested in providing support designed to develop, test, and evaluate primary care activities that will improve diagnostic safety and quality.” Amount: The total costs (direct and indirect) for a project awarded under this NOFO will not exceed $500,000 in any given year and $2 million for the entire project period. 


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE): Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)

Title: FY23 Conversion Research and Development Funding Opportunity AnnouncementApplication Deadlines: Mandatory Concept Paper due April 21, 2023; If invited, full application due June 16, 2023Purpose: “The 2023 Conversion Research and Development FOA supports a main theme core to the BETO Conversion Program’s R&D mission: developing technologies to enable the conversion of waste and renewable resources to fuels and products with substantial greenhouse gas emissions reductions compared to the petroleum incumbent. The FOA addresses two specific technology pathways intended to develop improved technologies for generating clean syngas for upgrading to fuels as well as pathways for renewable chemical production. Each Topic Area seeks to reduce economic and technical risk, enabling BETO to help pave the way for industry to commercialize technologies that may reduce greenhouse gas emissions from hard to decarbonize sectors, such as aviation.” Amount: $1,250,000-$4,000,000 depending on topic; Note: cost match is required. 


Funding Agency: Unified Government of Wyandotte County 

Title: Request for Proposal for Employee Benefits Consulting ServicesApplication Deadlines: April 21, 2023Purpose: “The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas is accepting competitive proposals from qualified and experienced individuals, firms, partnerships, and corporations for the purpose of providing consulting services such as plan advice, resources, analysis to include negotiations and RFP processes for benefit providers and expertise to the Unified Government as it pertains to the existing and/or proposed self-funded health benefits plans and other defined contributions alternatives, cafeteria plans and other medical reimbursement programs for Unified Government employees and retirees.” Amount: To be determined (competitive bid) 


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Research on Bioethical Issues Related to Bionic and Robotic Device Development and Translation (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)Application Deadlines: April 21 and October 2, 2023Purpose: “Ethical considerations are intrinsic to the conduct of robotic and bionic device research. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that propose research on ethical questions associated with all stages of the design, testing, and/or implementation of bionic and robotic devices.” Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. 


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Title: BIRD HLS Call for ProposalsApplication Deadlines: Executive Summary due April 24, 2023; Final Application due June 27, 2023Purpose: “Binational Industrial Research and Development Homeland Security (BIRD HLS) program has launched the 2023 Call for Proposals in partnership with the Israel Ministry of National Security (MONS). Since 2016, DHS S&T and MONS have partnered on the jointly funded BIRD HLS program to support cooperative research & development between U.S. and Israeli companies, academia, and research institutions.” Amount: Up to $1,000,000 


Funding Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)

Title: Exploratory Topics: Special Announcement: “Predictive Real-time Emissions Technologies Reducing Aircraft Induced Lines in the Sky (PRE-TRAILS)”Application Deadline: April 25, 2023Purpose: “The purpose of this announcement is to solicit Full Applications for the development of new technologies and tools related to improving the prediction of contrails that form Aircraft Induced Cirrus (AIC) clouds to reduce the environmental impact of aviation…” Amount: $500,000-$2,500,000. Note: 5% cost match is required. 


Funding Agency: State of Kansas: Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS)

Title: Request for Proposal (RFP): HCBS Direct Service WorkerApplication Deadline: April 25, 2023Purpose: “The Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) is issuing this Request for Proposal to obtain competitive bids from vendors to study and design a defined career ladder for Direct Service Workers (DSW) that will enable them to develop career enhancing skills to help them advance in their careers, earn more compensation, and fulfill a workforce need.” Amount: To be determined (competitive bid) 


Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation 

Title: Research Grants on Education: LargeApplication Deadlines: Intent to Apply due April 27, 2023; If invited, full application due May 24, 2023Purpose: “The Large Research Grants on Education 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: Minimum $125,000-$500,000 


Funding Agency: J.M. Kaplan Fund 

Title: 2023 J.M.K. Innovation PrizeApplication Deadline: April 28, 2023Purpose: “The J.M.K. Innovation Prize seeks to identify, support, and elevate innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation, and social justice.” Amount: $175,000 


Funding Agency: Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

Title: New Treatments or Cures for CancerApplication Deadline: April 30 and August 31, 2023Purpose: “The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research to investigators in United States non-profit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation funds projects for a one-year period that will allow the establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers.” Amount: By design, there are no limits set on the grant amount that can be requested. 


*** 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, as well as answers to the required limited submission questions (found here), must be sent to by May 1, 2023 at 12noon.  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: National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

Title: Exploratory Grants for Climate Change and Health Research Center Development (P20 Clinical Trial Optional)Application Deadlines: May 1 and November 7, 2023Purpose: “The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to solicit P20 planning grant applications for Climate Change and Health Research Centers (CCHRCs). This program will support the development of a transdisciplinary research environment to sustain a program of fundamental and applied research to examine the impacts of climate change on health and to develop action-oriented solutions to protect the health of individuals, communities, and nations from the hazards posed by climate change. This opportunity will allow development of new research teams collaborating with communities and other partners to develop projects that generate data that will build or expand research capacity across a range of thematic scientific areas in support of the four core elements of the NIH’s Initiative in climate heath research: health effects research, health equity, intervention research, and training and capacity building.” Amount: Application budgets are limited to $850,000 direct costs per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

Title: Advancing Integrated Models (AIM) of Care to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes among Women Who Experience Persistent Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)Application Deadline: May 1, 2023Purpose: “Disparities in pregnancy outcomes are a public health crisis that requires new insights and solutions. The purpose of this initiative—advancing integrated models (AIM) of care—is to stimulate research to develop or evaluate supportive care models that address healthcare access or healthcare quality, together with structural or social inequities in efforts to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes among racial and ethnic minority women. This includes original intervention research and research evaluating the impact of federal, tribal, state, local, or organizational policies and programs on pregnancy outcomes. Outcomes of interest include morbidity and mortality due to comorbid conditions (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, obesity, mental illness), severe maternal morbidity (e.g., cardiomyopathy, embolism, eclampsia), other factors for which risk is markedly elevated during and following the period of pregnancy (e.g., homicide including when involving a firearm, suicide), and health behaviors that increase risk of poor pregnancy outcomes (e.g., diet and dietary behaviors, physical activity, substance use).” Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

Title: Evaluating the Impact of Pandemic Era related Food and Housing Policies and Programs on Health Outcomes in Health Disparity Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)Application Deadline: May 1, 2023Purpose: “The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to identify and evaluate the ongoing and long-term health impacts of disruptions in food and housing security experienced during the pandemic era and the role of targeted policy and programmatic actions in mitigating those impacts.  For the purposes of this FOA, the pandemic era is defined as the period from 2020 to present, which includes ongoing widespread adverse social, behavioral, and economic disruptions.  This FOA requests applications that propose examinations of how governmental (local, state, tribal, federal) food/nutrition and housing policies and programs aimed at reducing disruptive impacts of the pandemic era, influence health and health equity in individuals, families, and communities from health disparity populations.” Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 


Funding Agency: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM)

Title: Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship ProgramApplication Deadlines: May 1, August 1, and November 1, 2023Purpose: “The Air Force Science & Technology Fellowship Program offers nationally competitive fellowship awards to postdoctoral and senior scientists to perform collaborative research at U.S. Air Force research facilities across the country.”Amount: $76,542 base stipend 


Funding Agency: Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF)

Title: Research GrantsApplication Deadlines: Pre-Proposals accepted May 1 and December 1, 2023Purpose: “The sustainability movement has reached the business models of nearly every industry in the United States, and many companies, municipalities and states have set aggressive sustainability goals that include how waste streams are being managed.  The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increases sustainable solid waste management practices.” Amount: Previously awarded grants have ranged from $15,000 to over $500,000 with the average grant amount in recent years being $160,000. 


Funding Agency: William T. Grant FoundationTitle: Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research EvidenceApplication Deadline: May 3, 2023Purpose: “This program supports research on strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit young people ages 5-25 in the United States. We want to know what it takes to produce useful research evidence, what it takes to get research used, and what happens when research is used.” Amount: $100,000-$1,000,000 for Major Research Grants; $25,000-$50,000 for Officer Research Grants 


Funding Agency: Russell Sage Foundation 

Title: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration | Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context | Future of Work | Immigration and Immigrant Integration | Social, Political and Economic InequalityApplication Deadlines: Letters of Intent due May 3, 2023; If invited, full application due August 9, 2023Purpose: See webpages for each topic above. Amount: Trustee Grants are generally capped at $200,000. Presidential Grants are capped at $50,000, but Principal Investigators (PIs) may request up to $75,000 when the proposed research project has special needs for gathering data (e.g., qualitative research) or gaining access to restricted-use data, or when the proposal budget includes salary support for multiple assistant professor PIs. 


Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation on JailsApplication Deadline: May 4, 2023Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ seeks to add to the body of empirical knowledge on local jails to inform development of policy and practice, in order to improve outcomes for people confined to jails, their families, their communities, and jail personnel. NIJ requests proposals for rigorous research to examine all aspects of jail systems, including those that address the basic operations of jails and their impact on staff, incarcerated individuals, and their communities.” Amount: $500,000 


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

Title: COPS Hiring Program (CHP)Application Deadline: May 4, 2023Purpose: “The Fiscal Year 2023 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) is a competitive award program designed to provide funding directly to law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire additional career law enforcement officers in an effort to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts.” Amount: Each award will support up to 75 percent of an officer or deputy entry-level salaries and fringe benefits for three years within a five-year period of performance to accommodate time needed for recruitment and hiring; Note: cost match is required. 


Funding Agency: Administration for Children and Families: Office of Refugee Resettlement

Title: Employer Engagement ProgramApplication Deadline: May 7, 2023Purpose: “The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for the ORR Employer Engagement Program. Through the Employer Engagement Program, ORR will provide funding to strengthen employer engagement in the integration and self-sufficiency of refugees within the community.  Program recipients will enter into formal partnerships with employees to develop training curricula, provide career counseling, and strengthen opportunities for workplace-based training, apprenticeships, and internships for refugee participants.” Amount: $250,000-$350,000 


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ): Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)

Title: Community Policing Development: AccreditationApplication Deadline: May 8, 2023Purpose: “The Fiscal Year 2023 Community Policing Development (CPD) Accreditation program funds are used to develop the capacity of law enforcement to implement community policing strategies by providing guidance on promising practices through the development and testing of innovative strategies; building knowledge about effective practices and outcomes; and supporting new, creative approaches to preventing crime and promoting safe communities.” Amount: $160,000-$300,000 depending on topic 


Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation on School SafetyApplication Deadline: May 8, 2023Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to fill knowledge gaps in two topical areas: 1) studies on the root causes and consequences of school violence; and 2) examinations of the impact and effectiveness of school safety approaches implemented for purposes authorized under the STOP School Violence Act.” 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 ($5,900,000). 


Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Title: Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) CapacityApplication Deadline: May 9, 2023Purpose: “The AIM Capacity program is a new funding initiative designed to support state capacity to implement AIM and expand the reach, depth, and quality of AIM throughout the United States. These efforts are designed to meet the intent of the legislation which is ‘identifying, developing, or disseminating best practices to improve maternal health care quality and outcomes, improve maternal and infant health, and eliminate preventable maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.’” Amount: $200,000 


Funding Agency: MIT Solve

Title: Financial Inclusion ChallengeApplication Deadline: May 9, 2023Purpose: “The MIT Solve community is looking for eight technology-based solutions that will make transactions easier, protect against predatory debt, and increase the ability of individuals and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to take risks and build wealth.” Amount: Total prize amounts vary from $10,000 to up to $200,000. 


*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Title: Scholars ProgramApplication Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one proposal per college, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to by May 10, 2023 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  The goal date for informing you if you have been chosen to proceed is May 31, 2023.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by July 5, 2023.Purpose: “The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas.  Researchers must select one focus area (Reducing Inequality or Improving the Use of Research Evidence.)”Amount: $350,000 over five years 


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

Title: Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)Application Deadline: May 12, 2023Purpose: “DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited 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-$3,000,000 


Funding Agency: Simons Foundation

Title: Pivot FellowshipApplication Deadline: May 15, 2023Purpose: “Simons Foundation invites applications for the Pivot Fellowship program that will support researchers who have a strong track record of success and achievement in their current field, and a deep interest, curiosity and drive to make contributions to a new discipline.” Amount: A Pivot Fellowship provides one year of salary support of the fellow’s academic-year salary, whether normally paid over 9 or 12 months and a $10,000 research, travel and professional development allowance during the fellowship training year. Mentors will receive a $50,000 research fund during the fellowship year. 


Funding Agency: Gerber Foundation

Title: Research Grant AwardApplication Deadlines: Concept Papers accepted May 15 and November 15, 2023Purpose: “The mission of The Gerber Foundation, to enhance the quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition, care, and development, has remained the guiding beacon for Foundation giving throughout its history. Accordingly, priority is given to projects whose primary beneficiaries are young children from birth to three years of age.” Amount: $30,000-$350,000


Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: NIJ FY23 Research and Evaluation on Hate CrimesApplication Deadline: May 16, 2023Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and combat hate crimes and their effects.” Amount: $1,100,000-$2,000,000 depending on category 


Funding Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Title: FY 2023 Office of Justice Programs Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention InitiativeApplication Deadline: May 18, 2023Purpose: “Through this CVIPI opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in coordination with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), seeks applications for funding to prevent and reduce violent crime in communities by supporting comprehensive, evidence-based violence intervention and prevention programs.” Amount: Up to $2,000,000 for Category 4 


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

Title: Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)Application Deadlines: Optional White Papers due May 19, 2023; Full applications due September 8, 2023Purpose: “The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD.” Amount: Typically, between $1,250,000 and $1,500,000 


Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: NIJ FY23 Community-Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative (CVIPI) Research, Evaluation, and Associated Training & Technical Assistance SupportApplication Deadline: May 22, 2023Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ seeks applications for funding under OJP Community-Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative (CVIPI). CVIPI provides resources to support evidence-informed violence intervention and prevention programs in communities across the United States.” Amount: $600,000-$5,000,000 depending on category. 


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Title: Complex Integrated Multi-Component Projects in Aging Research (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)Application Deadlines: May 25 and September 25, 2023Purpose: “This FOA allows for applications that propose large-scale, complex research projects with multiple highly integrated components focused on a common research question relevant to aging. Such projects will likely involve an integrated multidisciplinary team of investigators within a single institution or a consortium of institutions.” Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)Application Deadline: May 26, 2023Purpose: “The Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant supports an innovative project that represents a change in research direction for an early stage investigator and for which no preliminary data exist. Applications submitted to this Funding Opportunity Announcement must not include preliminary data.  Applications must include a separate attachment describing the change in research direction.  The proposed project must be related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers based on their scientific missions.” Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 


*** LIMITED*** Funding Agency: W. M. Keck Foundation    

Title: Research ProgramApplication Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two proposals (one medical and one science & engineering), Limited Submission Concept Papers must be sent to by May 31, 2023 at 12 noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  WSU may choose up to four medical and four science & engineering Concept Papers to submit to Keck for concept consultation. You will be informed if your Concept Paper has been chosen to be reviewed by Keck consultants by June 15, 2023, and you will have a chance to finalize your Concept Papers for Keck consultation review (if selected) by June 30, 2023.  Please email for a list of requirements for the internal WSU Limited Submission Concept PapersPurpose: The Keck Foundation supports fundamental research only.  “The Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas: 1) medical research and 2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Past grants have been awarded to major universities, independent research institutions, and medical schools to support pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation or methodologies.” Amount: $1,000,000-$2,000,000 


Funding Agency: Tell Every Amazing Lady About Ovarian Cancer

Title: 2023 T.E.A.L.® Medical Research Program Beneficiary Request for ProposalsApplication Deadline: May 31, 2023 Purpose: “The Tell Every Amazing Lady® About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation 2023 Medical Research Program offers funding in support of ovarian cancer research studies that are most aligned with our mission as determined by the T.E.A.L.® board of directors and scientific advisory board.” Amount: Varies – see funder website for previous awards. 


Funding Agency: Fulbright Scholar Program

Title: Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence ProgramApplication Deadline: June 1, 2023Purpose: “The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program is a unique Fulbright Scholar Program initiative that is specifically driven by the goals of U.S. institutions of higher education to enhance internationalization efforts on their campuses. Through the S-I-R Program, institutions host a scholar from outside of the United States for a semester or full academic year to teach courses, assist in curriculum development, guest lecture, develop study abroad/exchange partnerships and engage with the campus and the local community.” Amount: Grant benefits for the Fulbright S-I-R include: round-trip international air travel, a monthly stipend, an allowance for up to two dependents, and initial settling-in and professional allowances. 


Funding Agency: MIT Solve

Title: Gender Equity in STEM ChallengeApplication Deadline: June 2, 2023Purpose: “Tiger Global Impact Ventures and MIT Solve are seeking to support US-based solutions that address barriers and unlock the untapped potential of girls and women in STEM across the country.” Amount: A total pool of $1 million in prize funding is available for up to eight (8) winners of the Gender Equity in STEM Challenge.  In addition to funding, each Challenge winner will participate in a six-month tailored support program run by MIT Solve. 


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies - Satellite-Terrestrial Coexistence (SWIFT-SAT)Application Deadline: June 5, 2023Purpose: “Within the general area of the SWIFT program, this SWIFT-SAT solicitation focuses on satellite-terrestrial coexistence and covers both radio-spectrum and optical-wavelength coexistence. All proposals submitted in response to this solicitation must address at least one of the following primary challenges: 1) Radio spectrum coexistence between terrestrial and satellite communications systems; 2) Radio spectrum coexistence between terrestrial communications systems and earth-observing satellite systems; 3) Radio spectrum coexistence between terrestrial observatories and satellite communications systems; 4) Optical wavelength coexistence between terrestrial observatories and large satellite constellations.” Amount: $750,000 


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Research With Activities Related to Diversity (ReWARD) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)Application Deadlines: June 5 or October 5, 2023Purpose: “The NIH Research With Activities Related to Diversity (ReWARD) Program's overarching goal is to enhance the breadth and geographical location of research and research-related activities supported by NIH. The ReWARD program provides support for the health-related research of scientists who are making a significant contribution to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) and who have no current NIH research project grant funding. The ReWARD program provides funding for both the scientific research and the DEIA activities of investigators. The grant will support scientific research in areas related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and ongoing DEIA activities focused on enhancing diversity in the biomedical research enterprise within the United States and territories.” Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed scientific research project and DEIA activities. 


Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: FY23 Research and Evaluation on Policing Practices, Accountability Mechanisms, and AlternativesApplication Deadline: June 6, 2023Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ seeks rigorous, applied research and evaluation projects examining the impact of: 1) Police accountability practices; 2) The shifting and sharing of police functions; 3) Police training; and 4) Police officer health and wellness programs on an array of police performance outcomes (e.g., officer intervening and reporting of misconduct, excessive or unnecessary use of force, civilian complaints, officer and civilian injuries, police accountability and transparency, public trust and confidence in the police, and quality of police-community relationships).” Amount: Up to $1,000,000 


Funding Agency: Department of Defense (DOD)

Title: Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) – Research Collaboration (RC)Application Deadlines: Mandatory White Paper due June 12, 2023; If invited, full application due November 20, 2023Purpose: “The aim of DEPSCoR is to improve the research capabilities at institutions of higher education (IHE) in eligible States/Territories to perform competitive basic research in science and engineering that is relevant to the DoD mission and reflect national security priorities.” Amount: $600,000 


Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Title: Digital Projects for the PublicApplication Deadline: June 14, 2023; optional drafts due May 3, 2023Purpose: “The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments.” Amount: $30,000 for Discovery Projects; $100,000 for Prototyping Grants; $400,000 for Production Grants 


Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Understanding Chronic Conditions Understudied Among Women (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)Application Deadline: June 20, 2023Purpose: “The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to invite R21 applications on chronic conditions understudied among women and/or that disproportionately affect populations of women who are understudied, underrepresented, and underreported in biomedical Research should align with Goal 1 of the 2019-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research.” Amount: Application budgets may not exceed $275,000 in direct costs over two years. 


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

Title: Microbattery Design PrizeApplication Deadline: June 29, 2023Purpose: “The purpose of this design prize is to advance innovative new designs for microbatteries that push the boundary on size, performance, and safety, to accelerate their commercialization and integration into existing technologies needed for clean energy manufacturing like sensor systems for improved smart manufacturing processes and sensors for grid monitoring of renewable energy sources as the nation continues its transition to clean energy future.” Amount: $75,000 


Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)Application Deadline: July 26, 2023Purpose: “The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research.” Amount: Minimum $400,000-$500,000 depending on NSF Directorate


Funding Agency: Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Title: Humanities ProgramApplication Deadline: OngoingPurpose: “The Foundation intends to further the humanities along a broad front, supporting projects that address the concerns of the historical studia humanitatis: a humanistic education rooted in the great traditions of the past; the formation of human beings according to cultural, moral, and aesthetic ideals derived from that past; and the ongoing debate over how these ideals may best be conceived and realized.  Programs in the following areas are eligible: history; archaeology; literature; languages, both classical and modern; philosophy; ethics; comparative religion; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences which share the content and methods of humanistic disciplines.” Amount: undefined 


Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Commerce: Economic Development Administration (EDA)

Title: FY 2021-2023 Economic Development RTNAApplication Deadline: OngoingPurpose: “Under this Notice of Funding Opportunity, EDA solicits applications for investments that support research, evaluation, and national technical assistance projects under EDA’s Research and Evaluation (R&E) and National Technical Assistance (NTA) programs.” Amount: In recent years, the average size of R&E and NTA investments has been approximately $350,000. Note: cost match is required. 


REMINDER - 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: 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
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
Foundational Research in Robotics (FFR) – 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
Security and Preparedness –Aug 15, 2023
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 Programs

Application 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 Proposal due 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.  


Department of Energy Meeting: Fostering the Next Generation of Clean Power Professionals: How Collegiate Competitions Expand Student Opportunities to Join the Renewable Energy Industry: March 24, 2023

“Hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, this webinar will provide an overview of three competitions, present opportunities for interested schools to get involved, and invite attendees to discuss their school’s interest and ability in participating in these competitions.”Register for DOE Meeting 


White House Office of Science & Technology Policy Listening Sessions on STEM: March 24 and March 27, 2023

“The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will host a series of virtual listening sessions to inform development of the 2023-2028 Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Strategic Plan. As part of a robust public engagement plan, OSTP encourages input from all interested parties, including students, teachers, administrators, parents, researchers, employers, & other STEM stakeholders to provide information and perspectives on the challenges faced by–-and within–-the STEM ecosystem in the United States and solutions that might be implemented by the U.S. Government.”Register for March 24 session: Build and drive capacity and cutting-edge STEM (and STEM education) research and developmentRegister for March 27 session: The National STEM Ecosystem 


National Science Foundation: EDU Funding for Undergraduate Student Success in the Behavioral, Economic, and Social Sciences: March 24 and March 31, 2023

NSF is offering “virtual webinars with program officers from the National Science Foundation who will be talking about securing funding for research, scholarships and educational improvements for undergraduate students in the behavioral, economic, and social sciences.”Register for NSF EDU Virtual Webinars 


White House Listening Session: The National STEM Ecosystem: March 27, 2023

“The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will host a series of virtual listening sessions to inform the development of the 2023- 2028 Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Strategic Plan.  Each listening session will focus on one aspect of the STEM ecosystem. This last session (March 27, 2023) aims to include speakers unable to attend any of the earlier sessions and as such, will cover each of the five areas covered in the previous sessions.” Register for White House National STEM Ecosystem Session 


Apply to attend National Science Foundation (NSF) CISE CAREER Proposal Workshop by March 28, 2023 (Workshop will be April 17, 2023)
“The NSF CISE CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop is a workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate. The purpose of the workshop is to provide guidance and support to early-career faculty members who are planning to apply for the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award. The workshop aims to help these individuals in developing successful research and education plans, and to provide a platform for meeting with NSF program directors, and networking and exchanging ideas with other early-career CISE faculty members.” Note: Applications to attend the workshop are due by March 28, 2023.
2023 NSF CISE CAREER Proposal Workshop 


Hanover Research Grants Workshops: March 30, 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 March 30, 2023 is titled “Grant Seeking for Mid-Career Faculty.” Register for Hanover Workshop on March 30, 2023 


National Institutes of Health (NIH) Virtual Workshop: Working on Your RPPR?  How to Report Publications Using My Bibliography: April 4 and 11, 2023

“Congratulations on your successful NIH grant proposal!  As part of the post-award process, you will now have to create and send in annual and final reports (RPPRs) on your progress.  This workshop introduces tips and tricks for use of NCBI Account tools for NIH post-award reporting. This session is for NIH funded researchers, their delegates and institutional grants officers with specific task-based, hands-on activities..” Register for NIH Publications Virtual Workshop 


WSU Information Security: Privacy & Security Training: April 11, 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.  


Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) STEM Hub: 2022-2023 Grant Training Webinar Series April 14, 2023

The 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 April 14, 2023 topic is “Providing Faculty with the Tools for Success in a Changing World.”Register for HSI STEM Hub Spring 2023 Grant Training Webinar Series 


Open Source Grid (OSG) User School 2023 Accepting Applications until April 17, 2023 (OSG User School 2023 will be held August 7-11, 2023)

“During the School, August 7–11, you will learn to use high-throughput computing (HTC) systems — at your own campus or using the national-scale Open Science Pool — to run large-scale computing applications that are at the heart of today’s cutting-edge science. Through lectures, discussions, and lots of hands-on activities with experienced OSG staff, you will learn how HTC systems work, how to run and manage lots of jobs and huge datasets to implement a scientific computing workflow, and where to get more information and help.”Apply to Attend OSG User School 2023 


WSU CEDBR: Industry Research Exchange: Manufacturing: Forging a Growing Kansas Economy: May 10, 2023

“Kansas manufacturing sectors like aerospace, fabricated metals, and food production hinges on a healthy and well-functioning global trade market. However, firms across the state have struggled with identifying alternative suppliers and costs. CEDBR staff will highlight updated Kansas-specific import and export data by commodity and country of origin. The discussion will provide attendees insight into how the market is evolving in a post-pandemic world.”Register for CEDBR Workshop on May 10, 2023 


2023 KU Center for Genomics Symposium: May 19, 2023
“The symposium aims to highlight genetics and genomics work by researchers at regional institutions in diverse fields from evolutionary biology to anthropology to engineering. They will have an exciting keynote talk from UCSF Postdoctoral Scholar, Colin Brand on his work examining molecular phenotypes using machine learning.  Everyone is invited, especially postdocs, graduate students, research staff, and undergraduates, to apply to present their work via poster or oral presentation. Abstracts are due March 15 for oral presentations. Registration is open until April 15, 2023. The event is free for anyone to present or attend, and registration is required.”
2023 KU Center for Genomics Symposium 


National Science Foundation 2023 Research Infrastructure Workshop: June 27-30, 2023
“Program content for this year’s workshop will include topics on: Facility Management including Facility Condition Assessment, Project Management (with some PDU offerings), Operations Management, Facility and Workplace Safety, Award Management, Cyberinfrastructure, Cyber Security, and Education and Public Outreach.  Notably, this year’s workshop will feature a track specific to Mid-Scale Research institutions.”
NSF 2023 Research Infrastructure Workshop website 


U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Science and Technology (S&T): Technologically Speaking Podcast

A recent topic on the Technologically Speaking Podcast was “With Data Standards, You Know Exactly What to Expect.” S&T program manager Norman Speicher discussed “the urgent need for interoperability standards in response to the increasing effects of climate change—think floods or wildfires. Much of the response and recovery information that is gathered by flood sensors, wildfire sensors, and local agencies exists in unique and proprietary formats. Interoperability standards would allow these large amounts of data (that are already being collected) to be combined and shared, creating a clearer picture to prevent, plan for, and respond to emergencies. Tune in to hear Norman talk us through what happens when data can’t be shared, as well as S&T’s collaboration with the Open Geospatial Consortium, which helps ensure that it can be in the future.” Listen to this and previously recorded DHS Technologically Speaking podcasts here 


Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support (ACCESS): Events and Trainings

“The National Science Foundation (NSF) is excited to introduce new advances in innovative cyberinfrastructure with the ACCESS program.  Whether you’re looking for advanced computational resources – and outstanding cyberinfrastructure – to take your research to the next level, to explore a career in advanced CI or just to experience the amazing scientific discoveries enabled by supercomputers, you’re in the right place.” Upcoming and Previously Recorded ACCESS Events and Trainings   


New Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Healthy and Resilient Communities Research Webinar Series: Second Tuesday of the Month

“EPA's Office of Research and Development will begin hosting this webinar series in 2023 to communicate research and tools intended to help communities and local decision-makers protect their assets and reduce vulnerabilities. Topics will include site remediation and restoration, community health and wellbeing, and community resilience.” EPA Healthy & Resilient Communities Research Webinar Series Webpage 


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Emergency Response Research Webinar Series: Second Wednesday of the Month

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 March 8, 2023 webinar topic was “Building Relationships and Trust in Contamination Cleanup.”  Previous session recordings are available for viewing. EPA Emergency Response Research Webinar Series Webpage 


REMINDER - Hanover Grants Learning Center Available

WSU 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 Needs

Wichita 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 – Michelle White 

Please help us welcome the newest member of the Office of Research Post-Award team, Michelle Townsend-White!  She began her career at WSU nearly 22 years ago in the Controller’s Office – Cashiers, then moved to Campus Recreation at the Heskett Center in 2004 and to Financial Operations & Business Technology in 2013 with Accounts Receivable and then joined Accounts Payable in the WSU Travel Office in 2017.  With her vast university knowledge, she is a great fit and addition to the Office of Research.She hails from our capital, Topeka, KS where she received an Associate Degree from Washburn University in business.  After Michelle’s move to Wichita, she began the pursuit of a BBA with a focus in Management and subsequentially, she also graduated with a BGS in Sociology.In Michelle’s downtime she enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially game nights! She also enjoys traveling to visit her mother in England. When she’s not traveling you may find her out and about at the library, volunteering with the WSU Rowing Team, bowling, crafting, being of service, the movies or even bingo.   Read more about the Office of Research staff…  


National Science Foundation Dear Colleague Letter (DCL): Bioinspired Design Collaborations to Accelerate the Discovery-Translation Process

“To facilitate the translation of knowledge generated through research in the biological and engineering sciences to solutions and prototypes needed for societal and economic impacts, this DCL seeks to leverage current NSF programs to: 1) Encourage early-stage, transdisciplinary collaboration of two or more investigators doing research in biological and engineering sciences with the potential for bioinspired design applications; and 2) Accelerate the translation of research findings into projects with potential societal and economic impacts that could be ready for commercialization.Read the NSF Dear Colleague Letter: 23-055

National Science Foundation Announces Upcoming Topics for 2023 Convergence Accelerator Solicitation

Building upon the National Science Foundation's (NSF) investments in foundational research, the NSF's Convergence Accelerator program, within the Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships or TIP, supports use-inspired solutions toward societal impact. The NSF's Convergence Accelerator program model comprises three phases: topic ideation, followed by convergence-research Phases 1 and 2. Teams funded by the Convergence Accelerator include multiple disciplines, a wide range of expertise, and cross-sector partnerships to stimulate innovative ideas and develop long-lasting, sustainable solutions to societal and economic challenges that are organized around the program's research track topics.  The tracks announced are Track K: Equitable Water Solutions, Track L: Real-World Chemical Sensing Applications, and Track M: Bio-Inspired Design Innovations.Read the NSF Dear Colleague Letter: 23-066 

National Science Foundation Seeks Volunteer Reviewers of GRANTED Initiative Applications

GRANTED is a new initiative and there are several opportunities and ways to participate in the review process. NSF proposal reviews are usually conducted by ad hoc reviewers, a panel of experts, or a combination of both.”Apply to be a volunteer reviewer 

Scialog Accepting Applications for Early Career Faculty Fellows for Automating Chemical Laboratories Series

“This Scialog series will bring together about 50 early career scientists from distinct fields including all areas of synthetic chemistry (organic, inorganic, materials and biological), integrated and automated instrument development, engineering, materials science, computer and data science, and AI computer research. The goal is to create a dynamic, interdisciplinary community that will accelerate progress in the chemical sciences and laboratory automation through collaborative projects marrying advances in automation and AI to key questions in fundamental research. Approximately 50 early career faculty will be invited to participate as Fellows, with early career spanning the time from the first year on the faculty through recently post-tenure.” Read More about Automating Chemical Laboratories Scialog Series 

WSU Indirect Cost Recovery Rate Agreement Signed

Negotiations with the federal government on WSU’s new F&A (Facilities and Administration) rates, effective 1 July 2022, are now complete and the new agreement was signed on March 1, 2023. Please note 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%, the Off Campus Organized Research rate remaining the same at 26%, and the Off Campus Other Sponsored Activities rate decreasing from the current 26% to a new rate of 17%. 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.  Read the new F&A Rate Agreement here. 

REMINDER: 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 

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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