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News, Events and Resources for the WSU Research Community

2021

JANUARY 2021

Happy New Year everyone, and congratulations to those of you who received grants in December!  Please help the WSU community stay informed by forwarding any notices of funding opportunities and/or training sessions to research@wichita.edu for inclusion in the next newsletter.  Good luck to all of you in your research efforts over the next month and entire year.  

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

APRIL AWARDS

RII TRACK 4: METROLOGY AND ANALYSIS OF INDIVIDUAL NANOMAGNET DYNAMICS USING QUANTUM SENSOR-BASED NANO-MAGNETOMETRY

PI/Department:  Kapildeb Ambal, Physics

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation 

Amount:  $209,287

 

THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON FAMILIES OF INCARCERATED PEOPLE: A MIXED METHODS STUDY

PI/Department:  Breanna Boppre, School of Criminal Justice

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA 

Amount:  $4,500

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE IMPACT OF COVID DATA COLLECTION PROPOSAL

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

Sponsor:  Wichita Metro Crime Commission

Amount:  $10,000

 

DYNAMICS OF STEP (SNAP-THROUGH BY ELECTROSTATIC PULL-IN) ACTUATOR -- A NEW CLASS OF ELECTROSTATIC ACTUATOR FOR DRIVING MICRO/MESOSCALE ROBOTS

PI/Department:  Sindhu Preetham Burugupally, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA

Amount:  $4,500

 

SOUTH WICHITA GEAR UP PARTNERSHIP GRANT - YEAR 7

PI/Department:  Riccardo Harris, Ed-Gear-Up

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $440,000

 

NORMATIVE ARGUMENTS IN ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING IN PRACTICE

PI/Department:  Brian Hepburn, Philosophy

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA 

Amount:  $4,498

 

TSONGAS LITIGATION CONSULTING, INC.

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $5,500

 

MOCK TRIAL - TENVPRI

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,000

 

MOCK TRIAL - TELVMOT

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,500

 

MOCK TRIAL - FUNVCER

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,500

 

MOCK TRIAL – RIMVORA PHASE 1

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $13,000

 

MOCK TRIAL – RIMVORA PHASE 2

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $14,000

 

SII PLANNING: SPECTRUM-AGILE COGNITIVE COMMUNICATIONS FOR TERRESTRIAL AND SPACE APPLICATIONS

PI/Department:  Hyuck Kwon, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  University of New Mexico / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $17,125

 

COMPUTERIZED SENTENCE BUILDING AS A THERAPY TOOL FOR PEOPLE WITH APHASIA

PI/Department:  Erin O'Bryan, Communication Sciences

Co-PI/Department: Huabo Lu, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-MURPA

Amount:  $7,498

 

RING-OPENING METATHESIS POLYMERIZATION

 PI/Department:  Coleen Pugh, Chemistry

Sponsor:  Entegris, Inc.

Amount:  $65,736

 

HYBRID SUPPORT

PI/Department:  Heidi Rodrick, Fac Dev & Student Success

Sponsor:  Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Amount:  $29,700

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE AND LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN CHALLENGING TIMES: EXAMPINING SPANISH TEACHERS PERSONAL HISTORIES AND CLASSROOM PRACTICES IN POST-PANDEMIC KANSAS

PI/Department:  Rachel Showstack, Modern & Classical Lang & Lit

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA 

Amount:  $4,449

 

DEMOCRACY DOLLARS: A STORY OF OPTIMISM

PI/Department:  Joshua Smith, School of Art & Design

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA 

Amount:  $1,203

 

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING GUIDANCE FOR AIRCRAFT DESIGN AND CERTIFICATION

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

Co-PI/Department: Christopher Holshouser, NIAR-Composites & Structures | Rachael Missri-Andrulonis, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $4,500,000

 

ADHESIVE BOND QUALIFICATION GUIDANCE FOR AIRCRAFT DESIGN AND CERTIFICATION

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

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $900,000

 

ADVANCED FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITE MATERIALS GUIDANCE FOR AIRCRAFT DESIGN, CERTIFICATION AND PROCESS CONTROL

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

Co-PI/Department: Royal Lovingfoss, NIAR-Composites & Structures | Rachael Missri-Andrulonis, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $700,000

 

THERMOPLASTIC WELDING PROCESS QUALIFICATION PROTOCOLS FOR AIRCRAFT DESIGN AND CERTIFICATION

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

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $350,000

 

INVESTIGATION OF STATIC STRENGTH VARIABILITY BETWEEN COMPOSITES AND METALLIC WITH RESPECT TO OVERLOAD FACTORS

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

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $100,000

 

DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHER LEVEL BUILDING BLOCK TESTING STANDARDS

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

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $700,000

 

MANUFACTURING OF CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES FOR HYPERSONIC APPLICATIONS (MOC3HA)

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

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

Sponsor:  Battelle Memorial Institute / Department of Defense

Amount:  $425,000

 

UNIVERSITY SARS-COV-2/COVID RESEARCH AND DIAGNOSTIC CAPACITY SUPPORT

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Strategic Initiatives Aerospace

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce / U.S. Department of Treasury

Amount:  $600,000

 

NEW TASK COMPOSITE CRYO TESTS - TASK ORDER 2

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

Co-PI/Department: Royal Lovingfoss, NIAR-Composites & Structures | Matthew Opliger, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $11,195

 

MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTIC LAB (SEDGWICK COUNTY CARES PROGRAM)

PI/Department:  Tonya Witherspoon, Digital Transformation Initiatives

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County Division Of Finance / U.S. Department of Treasury

Amount:  $4,000,000

 

CONSUMER RUN ORGANIZATION ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT AGREEMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services 

Amount:  $160,446

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR OVERDOSE DATA TO ACTION (OD2A) SUBRECIPIENTS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $65,750

 

THE BANDWAGON EFFECT OF PRODUCT REVIEWS: HOW PRODUCT REVIEW SCORES, NUMBER OF REVIEWS, REVIEW VALENCE, AND PRODUCT INVOLVEMENT AFFECT THE FORMATION OF THE BANDWAGON HEURISTIC

PI/Department:  Min Xiao, Elliott School of Communication

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA

Amount:  $4,500

 

SOY PROTEIN-BASED COMPOSITE HYDROGEL FOR NEURAL REGENERATION

PI/Department:  Li Yao, Biological Sciences

Co-PI/Department: Bin Li, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-MURPA 

Amount:  $7,500

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.   If any of the following opportunities are of interest to you, please email proposals@wichita.edu as soon as possible so that a grant specialist may be assigned to assist.

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR

Title: Request for Pre-Proposals for Cooperative Agreement Notice

Application Deadline: Pre-Proposals due Noon on February 16, 2021; Contact proposals@wichita.edu for a copy of the solicitation. 

Purpose: “The CAN efforts must: ▪ Contribute to and promote the development of research capability in NASA EPSCoR jurisdictions (e.g., Kansas) in areas of strategic importance to the NASA mission; ▪ Improve the capabilities of the NASA EPSCoR jurisdictions to gain support from sources outside the NASA EPSCoR program; ▪ Develop partnerships among NASA research assets, academic institutions, and industry; and ▪ Contribute to the overall research infrastructure and economic development of NASA EPSCoR jurisdictions.”  Specific topic areas are listed in the overarching NASA CAN announcement. 

Amount: $750,000 over three years with cost share required. 

 

Funding Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Title: Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Cross-Cutting Evidence on Supports for Families with Young Children

Application Deadline: February 16, 2021 for receipt of brief proposals 

Purpose: “The Equity-Focused Policy Research (EFPR) grant program seeks to fund a body of research that illuminates strategies and policies that enhance families’ equitable access to key resources for supporting their children’s healthy development. EFPR grants are guided by a research agenda that focuses on: (1) understanding the sources of inequities in families’ access to and use of key resources; (2) identifying and testing innovations to advance equity; and (3) strategies for scaling up policies and approaches that are effective in advancing equity. The agenda addresses three policy areas as providing critical resources for families: (1) access to early care and education (ECE); (2) income supports (such as the Earned Income Tax Credit [EITC] and cash transfer programs) and income generation/replacement; and (3) nutrition supports (such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP]).” 

Amount: $50,000-$200,000

 

Funding Agency: American Heart Association

Title: Career Development Award

Application Deadline: February 16, 2021 for receipt of brief proposals 

Purpose: “Supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals, in the early years of one’s first professional appointment, to explore innovative questions or pilot studies that will provide preliminary data and training necessary to assure the applicant’s future success as a research scientist.”

Amount: $77,000 per year, plus 10% institutional indirect costs

 

Funding Agency: Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Title: First Responder Grants Program

Application Deadline: February 17, 2021 

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

Amount: $50,000

 

Funding Agency: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education

Title: Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities Program-Stepping-Up Technology Implementation

Application Deadline: February 22, 2021

Purpose: “The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program are 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; (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: $450,000 - $500,000 per year

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Title: OJJDP FY 2021 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

Application Deadline: Grants.gov due February 8, 2021; Just Grants due February 22, 2021

Purpose: “The opioid epidemic has disrupted public safety and significantly increased the burden on state and local law enforcement, substance abuse treatment delivery systems, mental health systems, child welfare and foster care, and the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems. Through this program, OJJDP is helping states and communities develop a data-driven, coordinated response to opioid abuse-related challenges that impact youth and community safety. Funding under this program may be used to support programs and services to youth and families impacted by both opioids and other substance use disorders.  This solicitation provides funding for two categories—Category 1: Opioid Affected Youth Programs and Services and Category 2: Opioid Affected Youth Initiative Training and Technical Assistance.”

Amount: $750,000 for Category 1; $1,500,000 for Category 2

 

Funding Agency: National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Title: Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives (Preliminary)

Application Deadline: Preliminary Proposals due February 25, 2021; If invited Full Proposals would be due April 23, 2021

Purpose: “The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that will significantly improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections. The Commission is especially interested in collections of America’s early legal records, such as the records of colonial, territorial, county, and early statehood and tribal proceedings that document the evolution of the nation’s legal history.  All types of historical records are eligible, including documents, photographs, born-digital records, and analog audio and moving images. Projects may: Digitize historical records collections, or related collections, held by a single institution and make them freely available online; Create new freely-available virtual collections drawn from historical records held by multiple institutions; Provide access to born-digital records; Create new tools and methods for users to access records.”

Amount: Between $100,000-$350,000 for one to three years; Cost Match is required.

 

Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Education - Small

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

Purpose: “The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. We accept applications three times per year.  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: Up $50,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Title: Research on Current Topics in Alzheimer's Disease and Its Related Dementias (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: March 11, 2021

Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is inviting applications proposing initial testing and development of new tests, techniques, or animal, cell or systems models to advance research on current topics in Alzheimer's disease and its related dementias. The research conducted through this initiative is intended to advance these innovations to the point that they may be disseminated broadly across the field. Further information on the high priority topics of interest will be announced through a series of Notices published subsequent to this FOA.”

Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two year project period may not exceed $275,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice

Title: Research and Evaluation on the Police Response to Homelessness, Fiscal Year 2021

Application Deadline: March 22, 2021

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to conduct exploratory research and secondary/open data analysis to assess the range of practices, strategies, and tactics used by police to respond to homelessness. Applicants must propose case studies, among other research activities, to establish the complexity and breadth of public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions connected to the police response to homelessness.”

Amount: $1,500,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

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

Application Deadline: March 23, 2021

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

Amount: FW-HTF Planning Grants (FW-HTF-P) may be requested for a total budget not to exceed $150,000 and for a period of up to 1 year; FW-HTF Research Grants (FW-HTF-R) may be requested for a total budget between $750,000 and $2,500,000 and for a period of up to 4 years; FW-HTF Transition-to-Scale Grants (FW-HTF-T) may be requested for a total budget between $1,500,000 and $5,000,000 and for a period of up to 5 years.

 

Funding Agency: The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Title: Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering

Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

Purpose: “The Dreyfus program for Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering, initiated in 2020, provides funding for innovative projects in any area of Machine Learning (ML) consistent with the Foundation’s broad objective to advance the chemical sciences and engineering. The Foundation anticipates that these projects will contribute new fundamental chemical insight and innovation in the field.”

Amount: The amount of support requested is determined by the applicant.

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health: National Institute on Aging

Title: New Approaches to Identify Neurogenesis and Study its Dynamics in Brain Aging and AD/ADRD (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: June 17, 2021

Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages the novel use or development of tools, approaches, and methodology to study the dynamics of neurogenesis in brain aging and AD/ADRD [Alzheimer’s disease and its related dementias]. Although applications that focus solely on tool development only will be considered responsive to the FOA, it is expected that these will include aim(s) for validation and testing tool utility. Applicants are expected to justify how the proposed technology could improve our understanding of adult neurogenesis in aging and/or AD/ADRD or enable future research in these areas that was previously not possible. The investigative team should have expertise in neurogenesis research, and multidisciplinary investigator teams are encouraged.

Amount: $500,000 in annual direct costs, maximum of five years.

 

Funding Agency: Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation

Title: Research Funding Applications

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Purpose: “Limited funds are available to support research in areas of interest such as: Pediatric Research, Women's Health, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Psychiatric Care, Cancer Research and a limited amount of unrestricted funds.”

Amount: Depends on discussions with funder

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-15, 2021

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2021

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – varies based on discipline

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 17, 2021

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 6, 2021

Division of Materials Research – Oct 1-Nov 1, 2021

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics –Jan 28, 2021

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

Computer Science for All (CSforAll: Research and RPPs) – Feb 10, 2021

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

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

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 31, 2021

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

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

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Mar 10, 2021

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jan 13, 2021

A Science of Science Policy Approach to Analyzing and Innovating the Biomedical Research Enterprise (SCISIPBIO) – Feb 9, 2021

Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) – Jun 1, 2021

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

Bureau of Justice Assistance: The Funding Process: First Steps to Applying, How to Prepare Now and Other Considerations: January 21, 2021

In this webinar, attendees will learn what registrations are necessary to apply, how to navigate Grants.gov and JustGrants, and what resources are available for applicants, such as the Office of Justice Programs’ Funding Resource Center. 

Register for the BJA Webinar

 


 

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering Medicine: GRP Emerging ScienTalks: Webinar Series Understanding Impacts of Neighborhood Flooding: A Case of the Pensacola Bay Watershed : January 21, 2021

Emerging ScienTalks connects scientists with communities. In this webinar series, the Gulf Research Program’s Early-Career fellows engage with community members of all ages as they discuss how their work seeks to improve the well-being of coastal communities, protect ecosystems, and increase the safety of offshore energy operations.  Dr. Kwame Owusu-Daaku from the University of West Florida investigates the urbanization of watersheds. Urbanization contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, which influences climate change--resulting in an increased frequency and intensity of weather events such as rainfall.  

Register for the Webinar

 


 

Hanover Research: January 22, 2021

Wichita State University is partnering with Hanover Research to provide faculty with opportunities designed to increase your grant-writing success and research competitiveness.  These webinars build upon our in-house workshop series, and attendance therefore requires participation in one or more previous WSU Office of Research workshops or with prior approval from Fran Cook, Training Manager.

  • Good vs Fundable Proposals Webinar - Friday, January 22, 2021, 10am - 12pm. This training will explore the difference between a good project and a fundable one, with particular emphasis on how to speak to funders’ expectations around innovation.  A panel of grant consultants from a range of backgrounds will follow.
  • Faculty Consultations - Friday, January 22, 2021 - If you register and attend one or more of the Hanover webinars on October 30th or January 22nd, you will have a chance to receive a one-on-one consultation with a grant consultant expert from Hanover Research, who specializes in your area of research.  Only eight slots are available and faculty (or groups of faculty with similar interests) must provide a white paper in advance of the Faculty Consultation to be considered for this opportunity. 

Email proposals@wichita.edu to Register for Hanover Workshops

 


 

WSU Office of Research Workshop: NIH R15: January 27, 2021, 1:00-2:30pm

Please join the Office of Research at a virtual webinar to hear from WSU researcher experts who will discuss the National Institutes of Health’s R15 funding mechanism and applying to NIH overall.  The R15 is now known as a Research Enhancement Award.  WSU is eligible to receive Research Enhancement Awards, which support small-scale research projects at institutions that have not received major NIH support.  NIH R15 funding goals include: 1) supporting meritorious research, 2) exposing students to research and 3) strengthening the research environment of the institution.  Dr. Moriah Beck, Associate Professor of Chemistry, will discuss her experience in receiving an NIH R15 award at WSU, and her service as a reviewer on three NIH review panels.  Dr. George Bousfield, Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, will discuss his research success, having received large multi-year, and multi-project PO1 (Research Program Project Grant) grants from NIH.   

Email proposals@wichita.edu or register through MyTraining

FEBRUARY 2021

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS

 

IMPROVING THE EFFICACY OF MAGNETIC HYPERTHERMIA-BASED CANCER THERAPY BY QUANTUM-ENHANCED DIRECT NANO-CALORIMETRY OF INDIVIDUAL MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES (URCA)

PI/Department:  Kapildeb Ambal, Physics

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA 

Amount:  $4,500

 

STUDYING THE SENSITIVITY OF MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOFIBER MEMBRANE SYSTEMS INTEGRATED IN 3D PRINTED REUSABLE MASKS AGAINST INFECTIOUS DISEASES

PI/Department:  Eylem Asmatulu, Mechanical Engineering

Co-PI/Department: Jeremy Patterson, Interdisciplinary Innovation

Sponsor:  Wichita Medical Research And Education Foundation

Amount:  $15,000

 

GLYCOFORM A, YEAR 6

PI/Department:  George Bousfield, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  GlycoFormA, Ltd.

Amount:  $111,478

 

WICHITA STATE ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE CENTER: CORE GRANT: MOD #B

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

Sponsor:  Environmental Protection Agency

Amount:  $46,941

 

WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE

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

Sponsor:  Greater Wichita Partnership Inc

Amount:  $8,046

 

CITY OF HALSTEAD SUPERVISOR TRAINING PROPOSAL

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

Sponsor:  City of Halstead 

Amount:  $1,575

 

WICHITA BAR ASSOCIATION

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

Sponsor:  Wichita Bar Association 

Amount:  $7,000

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT (CSG) FY 2021

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, K M U W

Sponsor:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting 

Amount:  $126,461

 

LOW COST 3-D LIDAR DEVELOPMENT FOR TRANSPORTATION

PI/Department:  Hongsheng He, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Unive of Kansas Ctr - Research INC / Department of Transportation-US

Amount:  $33,777

 

RII TRACK 1:  MICROBIOMES OF AQUATIC, PLANT AND SOIL SYSTEMS (MAPS) MEDIATING SUSTAINABILITY (YEAR 3) AND OBSERVATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL NETWORK ACROSS KANSAS

PI/Department:  Gregory Houseman, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $10,000

 

CLASSIFYING NEUTRINO INTERACTIONS WITH COMPUTER VISION USING BEOSHOCK (URCA)

PI/Department:  Mathew Muether, Physics

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA

Amount:  $4,500

 

UAS MID-AIR COLLISON (MAC) LIKELIHOOD

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $464,000

 

VALIDATION OF VISUAL OPERATION STANDARDS FOR SMALL UAS (SUAS)

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $120,000

 

AIR FORCE - NIAR ESCAPE SYSTEMS CENTER OF EXCELLENCE ROADMAP

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Alion Science & Technology / Department of Defense

Amount:  $229,544

 

SEMI-SUPERVISED LEARNING FOR IMAGE CLASSIFICATION STTR PHASE I

PI/Department:  Ajita Rattani, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Enelect, LLC / US Airforce

Amount:  $45,000

 

COMPOSITE CHARACTERIZATION AND OPTIMIZATION

PI/Department:  Waruna Seneviratne, Nat'l Institute for Aviation Res

Sponsor:  HARP Engineering LLC / Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

Amount:  $150,000

 

THERMAL MODELING AND BURNING RIG TESTING - STTR - PHASE I

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

Sponsor:  Physical Sciences Inc / US Airforce

Amount:  $50,000

 

DEVELOPING OPEN-CELLED METAL FOAMS WITH FUNCTIONALLY-GRADIENT MICROSTRUCTURES STTR PHASE I

PI/Department:  Bhisham Sharma, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  ERG Aerospace Corporation / Air Force Research Laboratory

Amount:  $39,435

 

DEVELOPING OPEN-CELLED TITANIUM AND NICKEL ALLOY FOAMS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS STTR PHASE I

PI/Department:  Bhisham Sharma, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  ERG Aerospace Corporation / Air Force Research Laboratory

Amount:  $39,500

 

KANSAS SBA FAST INITIATIVE

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Strategic Initiatives Aerospace

Co-PI/Department: Debra Franklin, Strategic Initiatives

Sponsor:  Small Business Administration 

Amount:  $125,000

 

INSPECTION AND FRACTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS TO DEVELOP A DIGITAL TWIN FOR A LEGACY AIRCRAFT - PHASE III (ACCELERATION OF DIGITAL ENGINEERING) - MOD 02

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

Co-PI/Department: Shawn Ehrstein, NIAR-CAD/CAM | Melinda Laubach-Hock, Nat'l Institute for Aviation Res

Sponsor:  National Center for Manufacturing Sciences / Department of Defense

Amount:  $2,370,000

 

HYPERSONIC TECHNOLOGY PROJECT TESTING - AMENDMENT 01

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

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

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $1,104

 

TRUST IN INFORMATION SOURCES: THEORY AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION (URCA)

PI/Department:  Siyu Wang, Economics

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA

Amount:  $4,500

 

INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES MANUAL

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Department for Children and Families

Amount:  $163,488

 

KANSAS TOBACCO USE PREVENTION PROGRAM

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $8,500

 

KANSAS CANCER PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAM (KCPCP)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $20,680

 

COVID RESPONSE ELC SUPPORT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $177,082

 

CHILD CARE ACCESS COLLABORTIVE

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  United Way of Greater Kansas City

Amount:  $27,705

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.   If any of the following opportunities are of interest to you, please email proposals@wichita.edu as soon as possible so that a grant specialist may be assigned to assist.

 

***LIMITED*** Funding Agency: Microsoft

Title: Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship

Application Deadline: Nominations due February 22, 2021 at 12noon Pacific time (2pm CST); WSU is limited to three nominations; email proposals@wichita.edu as soon as possible if you are interested in this opportunity. 

Purpose: “The Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship recognizes innovative, promising new faculty, whose exceptional talent for research and innovation identifies them as emerging leaders in their fields.”  “We look at how cutting edge your research is as well as the significance and impact of the research. We carefully read through your two-page statement of research, three letters of recommendation, and your CV to try to gauge this. Best paper and other top awards are not required, but are helpful signals. The two-page statement of research should include your major research initiatives, what makes your approaches especially innovative, and how you would use the funding and the impact it would have on your research.”  “A maximum of three nominations per university will be accepted; if more than one is nominated, then the other one or two nominees should help us increase the opportunities for faculty who are underrepresented in the field of computing. This includes those who self-identify as a woman, African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and/or person with a disability.”  NOTE: Letters of nomination are required, and nominees need to have received their terminal degree after May 2016.

Amount: $100,000 per year for two years.

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Title: North American Wetlands Conservation Act (Act) Grants

Application Deadline: U.S. Standard Grants due February 26 & July 9, 2021 and U.S. Small Grants due October 14, 2021.

Purpose: “The North American Wetlands Conservation Act U.S. Standard Grants Program offers matching grants to support public-private partnerships carrying out projects that further the goals of the Act. Projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, enhancement, or establishment of wetland and associated upland habitats to benefit migratory birds. Applications are due February 26 and July 9, 2021. There are additional grant cycles for Canadian and Mexican projects, as well as U.S. small grants.” 

Amount: $100,000 for Small Grants and up to $1,000,000 for Standard Grants; Cost Share is required.

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy 

Title: Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Research and Instrumentation Validation

Application Deadline: Concept Papers due March 1, 2021; Full Applications due May 5, 2021

Purpose: “In conjunction with the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP), and in coordination with partnering agencies, the Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is releasing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to support regionally focused, coordinated research efforts to increase understanding of the environmental impacts of offshore wind development as well as to advance and validate technical readiness of tools for monitoring and minimizing impacts. This FOA will support work across three Topic Areas: 1) Development of methodologies and evaluation of offshore wind impacts on wildlife in U.S. Atlantic waters; 2) Development of methodologies and evaluation of offshore wind impacts on the ecology of commercially fished species in US Atlantic waters; and 3) Environmental baseline studies and environmental monitoring technology development and validation focused on U.S. waters off of the U.S. West Coast, in preparation for future floating offshore wind development.”

Amount: Varies by opportunity between $750,000 and $7,500,000.  Cost Share is required.

 

Funding Agency: Creative Capital 

Title: 2022 Creative Capital Awards

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

Purpose: “Creative Capital looks for projects that redefine and reimagine what art is and what it can do. Projects should challenge the status quo and provoke conversations about the topics they are engaging.  What matters most in the application is the strength, vision and originality of the project idea, capacity of the artist to make it happen, and how the project development fits in with the trajectory of the artist’s overall creative practice.”

Amount: Up to $50,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Point of Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN)

Title: 2021 Call for Proposals

Application Deadline: Expressions of Interest due March 1, 2021

Purpose: “The goal of the Point Of Care Technology Research Network is to develop technologies with clinical applications using a network model that enhances complementary strengths and builds multidisciplinary partnerships.   POCTRN 2021 Call for Proposals include: 1) Microfluidics/Lab-on-a-Chip Point-of-Care Technologies, Atlanta Center for Microsystems Engineered Point-of-Care Technologies, 2) Development of Point-Of-Care Testing for HIV and Co-Morbidities for Use in Low and Middle Income Countries, The Center for Innovation in Point of Care Technologies for HIV/AIDS at Northwestern and 3) Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies in Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders: Funding Opportunity, Center for Advancing Point of Care Technologies in Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders.”

Amount: Varies based on opportunity, between $50,000 - $150,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by the All of Us Research Program: Artificial Intelligence for Multimodal Data Modeling and Bioinformatics Center (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due March 6, 2021; Applications due April 6, 2021

Purpose: “The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications for the Artificial Intelligence for Multimodal Data Modeling and Bioinformatics (AIMDMB) Center to join the Nutrition for Precision Health consortium (https://commonfund.nih.gov/nutritionforprecisionhealth). Awards made through this FOA will generate actively learning algorithms to predict human response to different foods, nutrients, food components, and dietary patterns as well as advance understanding, from the individual and population level, of longitudinal dynamics from multimodal data with advanced computer modeling tools (e.g., with in silico human dietary response replicates or user-tailored, high-fidelity models that incorporate demographic, environmental, behavioral, multi-omic, social, cultural, clinical or other data to predict health trajectories).The Center will support the development of robust and artificially intelligent informatics platforms of multimodal, metadata-complete, human data sets from the Nutrition for Precision Health consortium. The proposed Center projects will develop a suite of computational tools to perform data integration, harmonization, analysis and visualization of the multi-modal and multi-fidelity data as well as incorporate an adaptive design for future data incorporation. The proposed Center will be a hub in communicating state of the art for ‘AI-ready' biomedical data to the Nutrition for Precision Health consortium. All Nutrition for Precision Health awardees must work collaboratively to plan and execute a large dietary intervention study to catalyze precision nutrition research in transforming the application of targeted dietary approaches to improve health and reduce chronic diseases. The end products of the Nutrition for Precision Health consortium will be a rich data resource for research use and algorithms to improve the precision of nutrition advice for individuals. The consortium projects will be directly connected with the All of Us Research Program and will enroll existing All of Us participants. All Nutrition for Precision Health data will be shared via the All of Us Researcher Workbench. The All of Us Research Program is guided by a set of core values that will also guide the Nutrition for Precision Health consortium.”

Amount: $2,000,000

 

Funding Agency: Kansas K-INBRE Program

Title: Administrative Supplement to NIGMS-funded INBRE programs.

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due March 12, 2021.

Purpose: “NIGMS will fund a 1-year, $100,000 Administrative Supplement to NIGMS-funded INBRE programs. These funds are intended for the Kansas INBRE to stimulate collaborations between faculty investigators at Kansas INBRE partner institutions (Fort Hays State Univ., Washburn Univ., Emporia State Univ., Wichita State University, Pittsburg State Univ. Langston Univ., Haskell Indian Nations Univ., Kansas State Univ., University of Kansas-Lawrence, and KU Medical Center) and faculty investigators that are currently supported by one of these programs:

  • Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)
  • IDeA-Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR)
  • IDeA co-funded R01s and R15s in their first or second year of awards
  • IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (ISPCTN) awards
  • NCATS-funded Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA).

The goal of this supplement program is to encourage collaborations among investigators in IDeA states that includes research opportunities for undergraduates at our INBRE network institutions. Although in-state collaboration is encouraged, the collaborative projects can be between programs across the IDeA states. The collaborative project should be an expansion of a project currently supported by a COBRE award, IDeA-CTR award, ISPCTN award, CTSA award, or an IDeA co-funded R01s and R15s in their first or second year of awards. The project must not constitute a change in scope of the parent awards. The LOI’s will be used to select a single pair of collaborators to move forward with the final application. The LOI is due March 12th, 2021. We will make our selections immediately after the deadline to allow the collaborators time to put together the final 6-page proposal. The K-INBRE will need the final proposal by mid-April to route through our KU Med Research Institute, and we will submit the final application by April 30th. Please help us identify potential collaborative pairs and contact us ASAP (dwright@kumc.edu; hchapman@kumc.edu) for questions related to this unique funding opportunity.

Amount: $100,000; “Roughly speaking, the budget is set up for the IDeA-funded investigator to receive $40,000, and the network collaborator to receive $60,000.”

 

Funding Agency: National Park Service

Title: 2021 Preservation Technology and Training Grants

Application Deadline: March 15, 2021

Purpose: “2021 Preservation Technology and Training Grants (PTT Grants) are intended to create better tools, better materials, and better approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites, and collections. The PTT Grants are administered by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), the National Park Service’s innovation center for the preservation community. The competitive grants program will provide funding to federal agencies, states, tribes, local governments, and non-profit organizations. PTT Grants will support the following activities: • Innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources (typically $20,000), • Specialized workshops or symposia that identify and address national preservation needs (typically $15,000 to $20,000), • How-to videos, mobile applications, podcasts, best practices publications, or webinars that disseminate practical preservation methods or provide better tools for preservation practice (typically $5,000 to $15,000).”

Amount: Up to $20,000

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)

Application Deadline: March 15, 2021

Purpose: “The John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant supports early career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children.  The John and Polly Sparks Foundation partnered with APF to empower early career psychologists to produce scientifically-based research and programs that could provide models for broad-based applications across the country.”

Amount: Up to $20,000

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Education & Training Administration

Title: Pathway Home 2

Application Deadline: March 16, 2021

Purpose: “The purpose of this pilot program is to provide eligible, incarcerated individuals in state correctional facilities or local or county jails with workforce services prior to release and to continue services after release by transitioning the participants into reentry programs in the communities to which they will return. These grants are job-driven and build connections to local employers that will enable transitioning offenders to secure employment. These projects ensure that transitioning offenders are prepared to meet the needs of their local labor markets with the skills valued by employers. Applicants must ensure that occupational training provided has no federal, state, or local regulations that restrict individuals with criminal records from obtaining licenses or other necessary credentials in that career. Therefore, applicants will need to research existing barriers for individuals with criminal records in relation to specific industries. Employer connections will inform specific program curricula and ensure relevance to the needs of local businesses and jobs. Teaching transitioning offenders foundational skills, such as job readiness, employability, and job search strategies, in addition to providing apprenticeships and occupational training leading to industry-recognized credentials, can provide access to employment and reduce the likelihood of reoffending.”

Amount: Up to $4,000,000

 

***LIMITED*** Funding Agency: Henry Luce Foundation

Title: 2021 American Art Exhibition Competition

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by at 12noon on March 26, 2021 in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by April 9, 2021.  Letters of Inquiry to the funder (if selected) will be due by April 30, 2021 and you will be required to work with the WSU Foundation on your submission.

Purpose: “The American Art Program supports scholarly loan exhibitions that significantly advance the study and understanding of art of the United States, including all facets of Native American art. Proposals for loan exhibitions are considered once each year, and grants are awarded on a competitive basis. An external panel of advisors, including academic art historians, curators, and art journalists, participates in the final stages of the competition. They are selected for the aesthetic and historical merit of the art as well as on the intellectual rigor and originality of the exhibition’s conceptual framework.” 

Amount: Varies; see list of previously funded exhibitions on the website. 

 

Funding Agency: Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation

Title: Hillman Innovations in Care Program: 2021 Focus on Racism and Health

Application Deadline: March 30, 2021

Purpose: “The Hillman Innovations in Care (HIC) Program was established in 2014 to advance innovative, nursing-driven models of care that target the health and healthcare needs of groups and communities who have historically struggled against oppression, discrimination and indifference. These populations include Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), the economically disadvantaged, LGBTQ+ people, people experiencing homelessness, low-income rural populations, and others.  This year the HIC program is issuing a special call for submissions that address racism and its impact on health.  Racism has been, and remains, the root cause of serious health inequities that unjustly affect communities of color. These disparities include increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, obesity and mental illness; inequitable access to high quality care; inordinately negative outcomes such as infant and maternal mortality rates for Black mothers and babies that are twice as high as those for white populations, and life expectancy that can be as much as ten years shorter than white counterparts living a short drive away.”

Amount: The program will award two (2) grants of up to $600,000 each, distributed over a 36-month period.

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Title: Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by April 14, 2021.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by May 28, 2021.

Purpose: “This FOA seeks to support programs that include innovative approaches to enhance biomedical engineering design education to ensure a future workforce that can meet the nation’s needs in biomedical research and healthcare technologies.  Applications are encouraged from institutions that propose to establish new or to enhance existing team-based design courses or programs in undergraduate biomedical engineering departments or other degree-granting programs with biomedical engineering tracks/minors. This FOA targets the education of undergraduate biomedical engineering/bioengineering students in a team-based environment. While current best practices such as multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary education, introduction to the regulatory pathway and other issues related to the commercialization of medical devices, and clinical immersion remain encouraged components of a strong BME program, this FOA also challenges institutions to propose other novel, innovative and/or ground-breaking activities that can form the basis of the next generation of biomedical engineering design education.”

Amount: Direct costs of up to $20,000 per year may be requested.  Programs that include a clinical immersion program outside the academic year and lasting 6 to 10 weeks may request an additional $20,000 to cover participant costs (see Participant Costs section below), yielding a total of $40,000 in direct costs.

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: Visionary Grants

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Purpose: “The APF Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: Applying psychology to at-risk, vulnerable populations (e.g., serious mental illness, returning military, those who are incarcerated or economically disadvantaged); Preventing violence; Understanding the connection between behavior and health (e.g. wellness, diabetes, obesity); Understanding and eliminating stigma and prejudice (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability and socioeconomic status).”

Amount: $20,000

 

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

Title: Optimizing Infrastructure for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: PCORnet, The National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network -- Phase 3 -- Cycle 1 2021

Application Deadline: April 6, 2021

Purpose: “PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network is intended to serve as a national resource for conducting rapid, efficient, patient-centered observational and interventional randomized research that improves healthcare delivery and health outcomes.  This announcement describes the scope of work for PCORnet Clinical Research Networks (CRNs) for Phase 3 and available funding to allow for Phase 3’s execution. CRNs are system-based networks that include hospitals and community based-practices, and that may include health plans, all of which routinely and securely collect individual patient-level data. A list of currently funded PCORnet Network Partners can be found at www.pcornet.org.  In Phase 3 of PCORnet, CRNs will ensure the continuity and optimization of critical CRN resources and operations developed in prior phases to facilitate implementation of definitive research studies that are national in scope. Phase 3 will focus on optimizing infrastructure to increase diversity of populations and care settings, efficiently implement research studies addressing PCORI’s Strategic Research Priorities, strengthen patient and stakeholder engagement, and deliver high-fidelity, high integrity data.”

Amount: $6.5 million for Clinical Research Networks (CRNs) with up to 7 data contributing sites; $7.5 million for CRNs with greater than 7 sites. 

 

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

Title: Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support (ACCESS)

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by at 12noon April 9, 2021, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by April 23, 2021.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by June 16, 2021.

Purpose: “The national research cyberinfrastructure (CI) ecosystem is essential to computational- and data-intensive research across all of 21st-century science and engineering (S&E), driven by rapid advances in a wide range of technologies; increasing volumes of highly heterogeneous data; and escalating demand by the research community. Research CI is a key catalyst for discovery and innovation and plays a critical role in ensuring US leadership in S&E, economic competitiveness, and national security, consistent with NSF's mission. NSF, through the Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC), has published a vision that calls for the broad availability and innovative use of an agile, integrated, robust, trustworthy and sustainable CI ecosystem that can drive new thinking and transformative discoveries in all areas of S&E research and education. In support of this vision, NSF is releasing two solicitations in parallel: this solicitation, Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support (ACCESS), and Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services & Support - Coordination Office (ACCESS-ACO). This solicitation (ACCESS) aims to establish a suite of CI coordination services - meant to support a broad and diverse set of requirements, users, and usage modes from all areas of S&E research and education - and calls for proposals for five independently-managed yet tightly-cooperative service tracks. The second solicitation (ACCESS-ACO) focuses on the creation of a coordination office to support the collective and coordinated operation of the ACCESS service tracks.”  Note – A webinar about this NSF program will be held on March 9, 2021: NSF ACCESS webinar registration

Amount: Between $7.5 - $20 million over five years depending on track chosen.

 

Funding Agency: Air Force Research Laboratory

Title: Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate, Functional Materials and Applications (AFRL/RXA) Two-Step Open BAA

Application Deadline: White Papers due by April 18, 2021

Purpose: “Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials & Manufacturing Directorate is soliciting White Papers and potentially technical and cost proposals under this two-step Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) that is open for a period of five (5) years.  Functional Materials technologies that are of interest to the Air Force range from materials and scientific discovery through technology development and transition, and support the needs of the Functional Materials and Applications mission.  Descriptors of Materials and Manufacturing Directorate technology interests are presented in the context of functional materials core technical competencies and applications. Applicable NAICS codes are 541711 and 541712.” 

Amount: $100,000-$5,000,000

 

Funding Agency: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

Title: Bridging the Word Gap Research Network (BWG)

Application Deadline: April 22, 2021

Purpose: “This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding for the Bridging the Word Gap Research Network (BWG). Previous research has found that on average, by age three, children from low-income families knew less than half of the amount of words compared to children from more economically advantaged families (i.e., 500 words versus 1100 words).1 This word gap negatively impacts early language learning, educational attainment, health care-seeking, and socioeconomic outcomes in later years. The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain a national, multi-site, collaborative Research Network to develop, test, and promote effective interventions for supporting the enrichment of the early home learning environments of children from underserved families for whom there are limited interventions or existing interventions are ineffective.” 

Amount: $300,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

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

Application Deadline: April 30, 2021

Purpose: “Conferences provide opportunities to disseminate scholarly work widely, to reveal and plan new directions for research, and to engage and encourage students and junior scientists early in their careers, all of which help deepen connections among the mathematical sciences community.  DMS priorities for the support of conferences include: Breadth and diversity of participation, in order to help more mathematical scientists stay abreast of developments in the discipline; Involvement of students and junior investigators and of individuals from groups under-represented in the mathematical sciences, in order to contribute to the development of the nation's science personnel base; Connection to frontiers in the mathematical sciences, in order to advance the mathematical sciences and to strengthen the interchanges between the mathematical sciences and other science and engineering disciplines.” 

Amount: $35,000 over one year

 

Funding Agency: Russell Sage Foundation

Title: Behavioral Economics; Decision Making & Human Behavior in Context; Future of Work; Social, Political and Economic Inequality

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due May 4, 2021

Purpose: “Leveraging a legacy of catalytic grant-making at the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the prize seeks out visionary nonprofit and mission-driven for-profit organizations that work within, across, or in a manner related to one or more of the fund’s three program areas:  Social justice — buttressing democracy, voter education, and reforms to the criminal justice and immigration systems; The environment — slowing the pace of climate change and mitigating climate impacts; Heritage conservation — conserving the places that communities care about most.” 

Amount: Varies based on opportunity

 

Funding Agency: J.M. Kaplan Fund

Title: The J.M.K. Innovation Prize

Application Deadline: First Round applications due April 30, 2021

Purpose: “Leveraging a legacy of catalytic grant-making at the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the prize seeks out visionary nonprofit and mission-driven for-profit organizations that work within, across, or in a manner related to one or more of the fund’s three program areas:  Social justice — buttressing democracy, voter education, and reforms to the criminal justice and immigration systems; The environment — slowing the pace of climate change and mitigating climate impacts; Heritage conservation — conserving the places that communities care about most.” 

Amount: $150,000 over three years

 

Funding Agency: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

Title: Early Career Research Fellowship: Environmental Protection and Stewardship Track

Application Deadline: May 5, 2021 (applications open March 24, 2021)

Purpose: “The Early Career Research Fellowship’s Environmental Protection and Stewardship track aligns with one of Gulf Research Program’s five program areas, and narrows the focus of the fellowship to support the most relevant research to the goals and objectives of the Gulf Environmental Protection and Stewardship Board. For the 2021-2023 Application Cycle, the Environmental Protection and Stewardship track goal focuses advancing understanding of the changing ecosystems of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and its coastal zones as it applies to environmental protection and stewardship, including natural resource management and decision making.” 

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

 

Funding Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency

Title: Cleaner Indoor Air During Wildfires Challenge

Application Deadline:  May 17, 2021

Purpose:  “EPA is partnering with 10 federal, state, tribal and local organizations to stimulate the development of new technologies to clean indoor air. The first step in this effort is the development and launch of a competition called a Challenge, which offers a cash prize for the best technology design for cleaning indoor air during wildfire smoke events and high pollution days.  Through this challenge, EPA and its partners encourage the development of new approaches, technologies, or technology combinations (termed "solutions") for keeping indoor air as clean as possible during periods when outdoor PM2.5 concentrations are elevated.”  Register to attend the webinar on March 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM Central Time to see how you can participate.

Amount: Prizes of up to $10,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Title: Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) (T34)

Application Deadline: May 21, 2021

Purpose: “The goal of the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.). This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-based approaches to biomedical training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise. NIGMS expects that the proposed research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, mentoring, and career development elements to prepare trainees for the completion of research-focused higher degree programs in biomedical fields. This program is limited to applications from training programs at baccalaureate degree-granting research-active institutions (i.e., those with an average of NIH Research Project Grant funding less than $7.5 million total costs over the last 3 fiscal years)).” 

Amount: “Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.”  Project Period is five years.

 

Funding Agency: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute 

Title: Broad PCORI Funding Announcements -- Cycle 2 2021

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due June 1, 2021

Purpose: “The Broad PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) seek investigator-initiated applications for patient-centered comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) projects aligned with our priority areas for research. This PFA covers the following four priority areas outlined in PCORI’s National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda: Addressing Disparities; Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Communication and Dissemination Research, and Improving Healthcare Systems. These broad areas encompass the patient-centered comparative CER we support.” 

Amount: Addressing Disparities; Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; and Improving Healthcare Systems: up to $3 million (Small) - up to $5 million (Large) — Communication & Dissemination Research: up to $2 million

 

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

Title: Using Innovative Digital Healthcare Solutions to Improve Quality at the Point of Care (R21/R33 - Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: June 16, 2021.

Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for research projects that test promising digital healthcare interventions aimed at improving the quality of healthcare services delivery at the point of care. This FOA will use the Phased Innovation Award (R21/R33) mechanism to provide up to 2 years of R21 support for initial developmental activities, and up to 3 years of R33 support for expanded activities. Transition to the R33 phase is not guaranteed for all grants awarded under this FOA. Continuation from the R21 phase to the R33 phase will be determined by AHRQ staff based on progress achieved in the R21 phase and factors such as program priorities and availability of funds.”

Amount: In the R21 phase, the combined budget for total costs (direct and indirect) for the two-year period may not exceed $275,000.  No more than $200,000 total costs may be budgeted in either year of the R21 phase. In the R33 phase, the combined budget for total costs (direct and indirect) for the three-year period may not exceed $750,000.  No more than $300,000 total costs may be budgeted in any given year.

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Title: Academic Research Enhancement Award for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions (R15 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: June 25, 2021

Purpose: “The purpose of this Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) for Undergraduate-Focused Institutions is to support small scale research grants at institutions that do not receive substantial funding from the NIH, with an emphasis on providing biomedical research experiences primarily for undergraduate students, and enhancing the research environment at these applicant institutions. Eligible institutions must award baccalaureate science degrees, and have received less than 6 million dollars per year of NIH support (total costs) in 4 of the last 7 fiscal years.” 

Amount: “Applicants may request up to $300,000 in direct costs for the entire project period of up to 3 years.”

 

Funding Agency: John and Maria Laffin Trust

Title: John and Maria Laffin Trust

Application Deadline: July 31, 2021

Purpose: “Grants are made to educational institutions at the college and university level, animal welfare organizations, medical research organizations, and humanitarian organizations. Grants for education and animal welfare are restricted to Los Angeles City or Los Angeles County, California. There are no geographic limitations for medical research and human services grants. Grants are reviewed in September. 25% Medical Research Funds shall be granted to medical research organizations that do not exclude from consideration any alternative or seemingly radical and/or controversial treatment that the American Medical Association may currently oppose. 25% Human Services Funds shall be granted to humanitarian organizations to alleviate human misery, suffering, and starvation in any part of the world.” 

Amount: $2,000-$40,000

 

Funding Agency: Department of Defense – Air Force Research Laboratory

Title: Future Scholars for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce Development Programs

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent are required.  If invited to submit a full application, dates to submit are ongoing through July 22, 2024.

Purpose: “The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is seeking innovative applications for Future Scholars under Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce Development Programs. AFRL intends to award multiple grants and cooperative agreements, subject to the availability of funds.  This FOA supports STEM Workforce Development programs or projects that align with the Federal STEM Strategy and the DoD STEM Mission. This announcement encourages programs or projects that improve the capacity of education systems and communities to create impactful STEM educational experiences for students and teachers, and prepare the 21st century STEM workforce. AFRL’s Workforce Development programs or projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Internships (High School through Doctoral)
  • Fellowship Apprentice/Residency Programs
  • College or University project-based learning programs
  • Formal or informal workforce development programs or projects that align with the Federal STEM Strategy and DOD STEM Mission

Before submitting an application, Recipients are highly encouraged to read the Federal STEM Education Strategy and the DoD STEM’s Mission.” 

Amount: Varies over five years; $50,000,000 to be available overall

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-15, 2021

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2021

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – varies based on discipline

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 17, 2021

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 6, 2021

Division of Materials Research – Oct 1-Nov 1, 2021

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – August 26, 2021

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

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

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 31, 2021

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

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

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Mar 10, 2021

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jan 13, 2021

Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) – Jun 1, 2021

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

 

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine Webinar: Spill Response Planning and Preparedness from a Regulator Perspective: February 23, 2021

The Deepwater Horizon catastrophe caused significant environmental, ecological, and economic damage to the Gulf of Mexico region. Lessons learned from this and other spill incidents in the past decade have spurred a variety of initiatives and improvements to oil spill prevention, preparedness, and response. During this information-sharing webinar, our panelists will discuss, from their perspectives, a look back at where we have come in the last decade, and where we need to go in the next decade to be ready for a response to any offshore incident.

Register for The National Academies of Science Engineering Medicine Webinar

 


 

National Science Foundation: Directorate of Biological Sciences: Distinguished Lecture Series: February 26, March 19, April 23, May 6, 2021

Please join the Directorate for Biological Sciences for the 2021 lecture series. Topics vary; February 26, 2021 lecture is “Ants, Plants, and Bacteria: Symbiosis as a Driver of Evolution” for example. 

Register for National Science Foundation BIO Distinguished Lecture Series

 


 

National Science Foundation: Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention (PIPP) Webinars: February 22, February 25, March 22, 2021

The Directorates for Biological Sciences (BIO); Computer Information Science and Engineering (CISE); Engineering (ENG); Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE); and the Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) are jointly supporting a series of interdisciplinary workshops to engage research communities around the topic of Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention. This topic arises both from fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal needs. Consequently, NSF is holding a series of virtual workshops that bring together interdisciplinary experts in the biological, engineering, computer, and social and behavioral sciences to start conversations and catalyze ideas on how to advance scientific understanding beyond state-of-the-art in pre-emergence and emergence forecasting, real-time monitoring, and detection of inflection point events in order to prevent and mitigate the occurrence of future pandemics.

Each of these workshops is expected to have up to 50 invited active participants. The community can participate in a listen-only mode and interact through chat and Q&A functions. Register Here.

 


 

National Institutes of Health: Rare Disease Day: March 1, 2021

Rare Disease Day at NIH will be held virtually on Monday, March 1, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST. This year’s event will feature interactive panel discussions, rare stories through TED-style talks and more. The event is free and open to the public, including patients, patient advocates, health care providers, researchers, trainees, students, industry representatives and government employees.  Rare Disease Day at NIH aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the people they affect, and NIH research collaborations underway to address scientific challenges and to advance new treatments. 

Register to Attend Rare Disease Day at NIH Free Virtual Conference

 


 

NIH: National Institute of Nursing Research: Director’s Lecture - Leveraging Strengths to Achieve Health Equity: From Clinical Insight to Program of Research: March 4, 2021

On March 4, 2021, Dr. Sarah Szanton will virtually present “Leveraging Strengths to Achieve Health Equity: From Clinical Insight to Program of Research” from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET). In this NINR Director's Lecture, Dr. Szanton will discuss the role of the environment and stressors on health disparities in older adults, particularly those trying to “age in place.” This event will be broadcast live and archived at: https://videocast.nih.gov/

Register to attend NINR Health Equity and Aging Lecture on March 4, 2021

 


 

Kansas NSF EPSCoR: 2021 Annual MAPS Symposium: March 8-9, 2021

We are excited to announce that the 2021 Kansas NSF EPSCoR/MAPS Annual Research Symposium will be held virtually (over Zoom) on March 8-9, 2021. Exact times and content of the virtual sessions are still being worked out but please tentatively plan on the following: 1:30 – 4:00 PM CST, Monday, March 8, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST Tuesday, March 9, 1:30 – 3:30 PM CST Tuesday, March 9.  These sessions will include updates from the MAPS team’s research, education and workforce development initiatives as well as lightning talks from students and faculty members.    

More Information and Registration

 


 

BRAIN Initiative: Transformative Non-Invasive Imaging Technologies: March 9 – 11, 2021

Non-invasive brain functional imaging with high sensitivity and specificity is a central aim of the BRAIN Initiative. With the latest engineering advances, new imaging tools that could make a long-lasting, transformative impact on human neuroscience likely to emerge in the near future. The goal of this workshop is to bring together neuroscientists, tool developers/engineers, and industry partners to discuss what new non-invasive functional imaging tools could be realized in the next five to ten years, their potential impact on human neuroscience research, and possible pathways forward for broader dissemination.

BRAIN Initiative Workshop Details Here

 


 

U.S. Department of Justice: Just Grants Application Submission Webinars: Through March 22, 2021

To provide targeted assistance to applicants applying for Department of Justice (DOJ) funding opportunities, DOJ’s JustGrants team is offering 10 webinar sessions on the application submission process.   Applicants should consider attending one of the sessions between February 11 – March 22, 2021. The upcoming “Application Mechanics: Submitting an Application” webinar sessions will explain:  Steps to take prior to applying for funding, How to find open DOJ funding opportunities in Grants.gov, How to apply for funding using JustGrants, The JustGrants roles and their responsibilities and required actions, How to navigate and use JustGrants to submit your application, and Where to find training materials, job aids, and other resources.

Register for DOJ Just Grants Application Submission Webinar

 


 

National Science Foundation Engineering CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop: April 21, 22, 23, 2021

The 2021 NSF Engineering CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop will be held VIRTUALLY April 21-23, 2021, from 1:00PM to 5:00PM ET each day. The workshop aims to provide junior faculty who plan to submit a CAREER proposal to a program in the NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) with a CAREER proposal review experience and a forum in which they can interact with NSF Program Directors and recent NSF CAREER awardees. Note: All activities for the 2021 NSF ENG CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop will be conducted virtually.  The Mock Panel Review session is limited to 300 participants; however, all other sessions will be open. Mock Panel participants will be selected from those who submit completed applications. The deadline for applications is February 19, 2021. 

More Information and Apply for NSF Engineering CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop

 


 

National Institutes of Health: Writing an Effective “K” Application: A Video Guide

Do you need some guidance on preparing a K Award application for the NIH? Dr. Kay Lund, Director of Division of Biomedical Research Workforce, gives some great tips in a 25-minute YouTube video, “Writing an Effective ‘K’ Application,” originally presented at the Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration.

Watch NIH “K” Application Video Now

MARCH 2021

Congratulations to those who received grants in February!  Wichita State will have new research opportunities after being selected to join Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) as a Sponsoring Institution:  Link to New Release.  ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. WSU will join more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions to contribute to specialized teams of experts with unique laboratory capabilities that enable ORAU to work with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest.  ORAU also manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).  In addition to facilitating collaborative proposals, and student internships and faculty sabbaticals at national labs through ORISE, ORAU offers programs for junior faculty enhancement awards, seed money for exploratory research, small funds for event sponsorship, and a Peer Net proposal evaluation system.  ORAU also holds an annual conference on a national priority for its members.  A team from WSU attended the 2021 virtual conference on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; the 2022 conference will explore Public Health Security and Innovation:  Lessons Learned from Covid-19.  This WSU newsletter will provide details of future opportunities made available through ORAU membership, as well as announcements of any funded projects.  Good luck to all of you in your research efforts over the next month.  

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

NATIONAL REDISTRICTING PROJECT

PI/Department:  Brian Amos, Political Science

Sponsor:  University of Florida / Alfred P Sloan Foundation

Amount:  $17,883

 

TRANSMISSION PLANNING UNDER HIGH RENEWABLE PENETRATION (YEAR 2)

PI/Department:  Visvakumar Aravinthan, Electrical & Computer Engr

Co-PI/Department: Chengzong Pang, Electrical & Computer Engr | Xiaoheng Wang, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs | Mehmet Yildirim, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Sunflower Electric Power Corporation 

Amount:  $120,000

 

DISTRICT OF KANSAS CRIME GUN INTELLIGENCE CENTER

PI/Department:  Andra Bannister, School of Criminal Justice

Sponsor:  Wichita Police Department / Office of Justice Programs

Amount:  $68,000

 

WICHITA STATE STUDENTS BEAT COVID

PI/Department:  Loren Belew, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Leadership Center

Amount:  $3,000

 

KANSAS PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER

PI/Department:  Teresa Bennett, Procurement Technical Assist Center

Sponsor:  Defense Logistics Agency

Amount:  $421,045

 

CITY OF ANDOVER STRATEGIC PLAN PROPOSAL

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

Sponsor:  City of Andover

Amount:  $15,075

 

CITY OF BEL AIRE COMPENSATION STUDY AMENDMENT 1

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

Sponsor:  City of Bel Aire

Amount:  $1,200

 

CITY OF HERINGTON GOVERNING BODY PLANNING WORKSHOP

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

Sponsor:  City of Herington

Amount:  $1,600

 

CITY OF WINFIELD SUPERVISOR TRAINING

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

Sponsor:  City of Winfield

Amount:  $1,950

 

WORKFORCE INNOVATION CONFERENCE 2021

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

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

Amount:  $12,840

 

WORKFORCE INNOVATION CONFERENCE 2021

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

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce / Department of Education-US

Amount:  $12,840

 

MENTAL HEALTH STRATEGIC PLAN IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT AND COALITION BUILDING

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

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County Division Of Finance / U.S. Department of Treasury

Amount:  $45,000

 

THE WICHITA-SEDGWICK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM STRATEGIC PLANNING PROJECT

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

Sponsor:  Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Amount:  $12,274

 

EVALUATING THE EFFICACY OF A NOVEL MEDICAL FORENSIC SERVICES PROGRAM FOR VICTIMS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN WICHITA KS

PI/Department:  Jennifer Demers, Psychology

Sponsor:  Wichita Medical Research And Education Foundation

Amount:  $15,000

 

FACILITATION OF VIRTUAL DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION TRAINING

PI/Department:  Breann Gilkey, School of Social Work

Sponsor:  Department for Children and Families

Amount:  $4,900

 

K-INBRE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OFFICE (URO)

PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $20,976

 

JOINT METAL ADDITIVE DATABASE DEFINITION (JMADD) PATHFINDER - MODIFICATION 001

PI/Department:  Christopher Holshouser, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Co-PI/Department: Shawn Ehrstein, NIAR-CAD/CAM | Royal Lovingfoss, NIAR-Composites & Structures | Rachael Missri-Andrulonis, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining / US Airforce

Amount:  $1,800,000

 

BCBS OF KS CUSTOMER SATISFACTION 2021 ADDENDUM

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas 

Amount:  $136,326

 

RIMVORA PHASE 1 - FOCUS GROUP

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $ 250

 

MOCK TRIAL - BORVAMA

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,000

 

MOCK TRIAL - CANVISL

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $3,500

 

MOCK TRIAL – CANVISL 2

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $2,500

 

MOCK TRIAL - CALVDAV

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,500

 

MOCK TRIAL - NORVCOR

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,000

 

ROM AND FORCE TESTING WORK OF THE PAEXO EXOSKELETON

PI/Department:  Michael Jorgensen, Biomedical Engineering

Co-PI/Department: Jaydip Desai, Biomedical Engineering | Nils Hakansson, Biomedical Engineering

Sponsor:  Spirit Aerosystems INC

Amount:  $18,000

 

US AIR FORCE COMMERCIAL  DERIVATIVE AIRCRAFT NON-RECHARGEABLE LITHIUM BATTERY TESTING & CERTIFICATION

PI/Department:  Kyle Mcmullen, NIAR-Environmental Test Lab

Sponsor:  Alion Science & Technology / Department of Defense

Amount:  $443,276

 

CREATING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES TO ASSIST REFUGEE LEARNERS: PROJECT EDUCATION FOR ALL

PI/Department:  Mythili Menon, English

Co-PI/Department: Karissa Marble-Flint, Health Professions Dean's Office | Jaehwan Byun, School of Education

Sponsor:  State of Kansas/PCSI

Amount:  $300,000

 

STATE ESSENTIALS FOR CHILDHOOD INITIATIVE AMENDMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $12,000

 

KANSAS SYSTEM OF CARE GRANT AGREEMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $132,500

 

KANSAS CHW EDUCATION, SUCCESS STORIES AND SYMPOSIUM

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  United Methodist Health Ministry Fund

Amount:  $65,645

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.   If any of the following opportunities are of interest to you, please email proposals@wichita.edu as soon as possible so that a grant specialist may be assigned to assist.

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice

Title: Research and Evaluation of Services for Victims of Crime, Fiscal Year 2021

Application Deadline: March 30, 2021

Purpose: “In collaboration with the Office of Victims of Crime, NIJ is seeking applications in three main areas under this solicitation: 1) research and evaluation of State crime victim compensation programs; 2) research on the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of services to victims of crime; and 3) evaluation of programs that provide services for victims of crime. Applicants should submit proposals that address one of the three topics.”

Amount: The recent median NIJ grant award amount is approximately $600,000. Applicants are encouraged to propose budgets that match the research activities proposed, which may be more or less than the anticipated maximum dollar amount of awards.

  

Funding Agency: National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

Title: Understanding Gulf Ocean Systems Grants

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due March 30; Full Applications due August 3, 2021

Purpose: Primary Focus Areas include “Use existing and emerging understanding and data to improve skill of sustained continuous operational forecasts of ocean dynamics for the reduction of risks in offshore energy exploration and production in the regions of the GoM where deep-water drilling and production occur and/ or are anticipated. Forecasts should be aimed at meeting the offshore operators and regulators lead-time requirements for near-surface and deep-water currents and transport. Design and implement cost effective ocean observations, data assimilation techniques, and improvements to forecast models that will contribute to improving the skill of sustained continuous operational forecasting of the LC and LCEs throughout the full water column with forecast times of benefit to the offshore energy exploration and production. The design could entail traditional and innovative technologies and approaches, including adaptive sampling during LC expansion and eddy shedding or reattachment.”

Amount: Funding for up to three (3) multi-investigator consortia is anticipated. The total available funding for the consortia is $22 million. The remaining $3 million may be used to address additional gaps in knowledge, modeling, or observations. The Request for Applications to address additional gaps would be opened after consortia are selected. There are no minimum budget requests per application, the maximum limit for a consortium is $22 million; proposed budgets should be commensurate with the work described.

  

Funding Agency: FM Global

Title: FM Global Fire Prevention Grant Program

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021

Purpose: “Because we believe that the majority of fire can be prevented, FM Global is pleased to offer financial support to organizations working to combat fire. Through our Fire Prevention Grant Program, fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations can apply for funding to support a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts, including pre-incident planning, fire prevention education/training and arson prevention/fire investigation.”

Amount: $2,500

  

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Title: Adaptive Sports Grant Program

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021

Purpose: “The Adaptive Sports Grant Program is facilitated and managed by the National Veterans Sports Programs and Special Events Office (NVSP&SE). The mission of the NVSP&SE office is to provide opportunities for Veterans to improve their independence, well-being, and quality of life through adaptive sports and therapeutic arts programs. VA awards grants to qualifying organizations to plan, develop, manage, and implement programs to provide adaptive sports opportunities for disabled Veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces as authorized under 38 United States Code 521A.”

Amount: $750,000

  

Funding Agency: Sigma/Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation

Title: End of Life Nursing Care Research (HPNA) Grant

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Purpose: “The purpose of the Sigma/Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care research grant is to encourage qualified nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing care through research. Proposals for pilot and/or developmental research may be submitted for the grant.”

Amount: $10,000

  

Funding Agency: Brady Education Foundation

Title: Proposals for Program Evaluations

Application Deadline: Stage One Applications accepted April 1 and August 1, 2021

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

Amount: See website for amounts of previous awards by type

  

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 Services

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Purpose: “A call 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. New health public policy initiatives such as the new 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: Between $165,000 and $200,000 per year depending on project length.

  

Funding Agency: Prostate Cancer Foundation & Pfizer, Inc.

Title:  PCF-Pfizer Health Equity Challenge Awards

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due April 9, 2021

Purpose: “The intent of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to support general research projects that will improve the understanding of or reduce disparities in the diagnosis, management and outcomes of prostate cancer patients in minority and underserved communities. General Research proposals in the following topic areas are of particular interest: • Identification of barriers in the delivery of equitable healthcare; • Health Services research programs to study and optimize care delivery.”

Amount: Between $100,000 and $150,000.

  

Funding Agency: James S. McDonnell Foundation

Title: JSMF Opportunity Awards 2021 Call for Applications

Application Deadline: April 9, 2021

Purpose: “JSMF is encouraging researchers to pursue important questions using conceptual and methodological approaches that takes seriously the trajectories, biological and experiential, contributing to the ongoing development of cognition and behavior occurring across the lifespan. Individual projects need not cover the full human life span but the reasons for focusing on specific age ranges for study should be fully articulated. Research plans that only propose to document task performance of subjects at different ages (e.g., comparing 15-year-old subjects to 60-year-old subjects) are not responsive to the call for proposals.”  “The JSMF Opportunity Awards provide up to $250,000 in seed funds expendable over a flexible time period (between 2 and 4 years) as needed by researchers to design and carry out new studies motivated by questioning, revisiting, or re-examining the current state of academic knowledge of human cognition and behavior using a dynamic, context-sensitive lens. New theories, tools, and techniques have opened myriad opportunities for rigorously studying cognition and behavior as individuals engage in ongoing real-world activities in everyday life contexts in ways not previously possible.  This call for proposals is focused on applications from researchers who are not now using the approaches described in this call for proposals, but who want to adopt this approach as an experimentally coherent way of conceptualizing, designing, and pursuing an understanding of human cognition and behavior.”

Amount: $250,000

  

Funding Agency: U.S. Health and Human Services

Title: Emerging Issues in Maternal and Child Health

Application Deadline: April 9, 2021

Purpose: “This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Emerging Issues in Maternal and Child Health Program. The purpose of this program is to strengthen the capacities of state- and/or local-level organizations to respond to emerging public health issues affecting maternal and child health (MCH) populations. This funding opportunity is a mechanism to support capacity-strengthening activities that will improve state- and/or local-level organizations’ abilities to address emerging issues that threaten the health and well-being of MCH populations in an effective, timely manner. For the purposes of this NOFO, MCH populations include the following groups: women, children (birth to 21), children with special health care needs (CSHCN), adolescents, and families. Recipients will implement a set of activities under at least one of the three capacity-strengthening areas.”

Amount: $250,000

 

Funding Agency: Patterson Foundation

Title: Grantmaking in Oral Health & Animal Health

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due April 9, August 13, and October 8, 2021

Purpose: LOI is initial approach.  The Patterson Foundation is committed to investing in programs that strengthen communities by helping those most in need live healthy lives. Grants are awarded to non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax status that operate programs in the oral health and animal health fields. Highest priority is given to programs staffed by volunteer professionals or students in our fields of interest.  The Patterson Foundation supports programs that expand access to restorative and emergency dental care for individuals in need. Priority is given to organizations that are staffed primarily by volunteer dental professionals and/or students. In this focus area, the Foundation supports the following types of requests.  Funding for organizations that provide assistance dogs to veterans and individuals with disabilities.  The Foundation awards grants for start-up costs or one-time expenses to help a program expand capacity for years into the future.  In general, support is limited to organizations that are members or candidates of Assistance Dogs International (ADI) or the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF). 

Amount: Up to $35,000 depending on project needs

 

Funding Agency: Simons Foundation

Title: Bridge to Independence Award Program

Application Deadline: Letters of Recommendation and LOIs due April 12, 2021

Purpose: “SFARI is invested in supporting the next generation of top autism researchers. The Bridge to Independence Award program engages talented early-career scientists in autism research by facilitating their transition to research independence and providing grant funding at the start of their professorships at a U.S. or Canadian research institution.”

Amount: “Fellows receive a commitment of $495,000 over three years, activated upon assumption of a tenure-track professorship.”

 

Funding Agency:  Google

Title: Impact Challenge for Women and Girls 

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due April 9, 2021

Purpose: "The Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls commits $25 million to fund organizations creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls. This is an open call for applications, and selected charitable initiatives will receive up to $2 million, as well as opportunities for mentorship and additional support from Google.  Gender inequity is one of the most urgent challenges we face as a society, and COVID-19 has put the economic future of women and girls at even greater risk. At Google.org, we believe that solving big problems requires collective action, and the people closest to the challenges are often those closest to the solution. We want to support organizations helping women and girls turn their economic potential into power: from programs addressing systemic barriers to economic equality, to those cultivating entrepreneurship, developing financial independence, and more."

Amount:  Between $300,000 and $2,000,000

 

Funding Agency: AARP

Title: 2021 AARP Community Challenge

Application Deadline: April 14, 2021

Purpose: “The AARP Community Challenge provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages. Applications are accepted for projects to improve public spaces, housing, transportation, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery, diversity and inclusion, and more.”

Amount: “If your idea is big, no project is too small! Grants can range from several hundred dollars for smaller, short-term activities to several thousand or tens of thousands of dollars for larger projects.”

Purpose: The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior. The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.

Amount: $30,000-$75,000 for Research Grants; $30,000 for Grants-in-Aid

  

Funding Agency: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Title: Training Alliance to Enhance Produce Safety and FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Compliance (U2F) Clinical Trial Not Allowed

Application Deadline: April 19, 2021

Purpose: “The purpose of the opportunity is to provide state and local regulators, the produce industry, and extension educators with training and educational and outreach opportunities related to current produce safety best practices, guidance, and regulatory requirements by maintaining the “Produce Safety Alliance” (PSA).

  • Objective 1: Maintain a standardized, multi-format, multi-lingual training and education program to assist regulatory agencies and the produce industry (including growers and packers) with the implementation of FDA’s FSMA Produce Safety Rule and in understanding the public health and environmental benefits of co-management and to integrate food safety and environment co-management principles in implementing FDA’s Produce Safety Rule. Update the standardized curriculum to incorporate other FSMA rules and guidances that impact the fresh produce industry.
  • Objective 2: Maintain a Train-the-Trainer curriculum to ensure that a national and international group of qualified instructors is available to deliver the program. Maintain a Lead Training application and review process, and a Trainer-of-Trainer process, in both English and Spanish.
  • Objective 3: Providing education, outreach, and technical assistance to fresh produce growers and packers, including grower cooperatives, to increase their understanding of the critical role they play in public health via implementation of on-farm and packing house GAPs, on-farm environmental coordinated management (co-management), and other preventive controls.
  • Objective 4: Conduct an ongoing formal evaluation of the effectiveness of the training. Conduct research through this evaluation including data collection and analysis to assess the training impact, trainer effectiveness, and need for course modifications to improve participant understanding of the Produce Safety Rule and Good Agricultural Practices, and enhance training based on evaluation findings. Continue to assess the adequacy of existing education and outreach tools, identify gaps, and fill and update as necessary.
  • Objective 5: Engage with FDA and partners to advance efforts related to international audiences, including Trainer-of-Trainers trainings and the Lead Trainer application/review process.
  • Objective 6: Being a repository for and providing easy access to stakeholders of up-to-date scientific and technical information related to FDA’s Produce Safety Rule, on-farm produce safety, and on-farm food safety and environment co-management.”

Amount: $1,600,000 per year

 

Funding Agency: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation

Title: Clinical Research Grant

Application Deadline:  April 19, 2021

Purpose: Advances knowledge of treatment efficacy and assessment practices. For researchers (with a PhD or equivalent research doctorate in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) or related discipline).  Opportunities available include Mentored Research Studies, Independent Research Studies, and Collaborative Research Studies.

Amount: $50,000-$75,000

  

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education

Title: Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program: Television Access Projects and Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program: Captioned and Described Educational Media Center

Application Deadline:  April 27, 2021 for both opportunities

Purpose: “The purpose of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program is to improve results for students 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 students 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 students with disabilities in a timely manner.”

Amount: Up to $666,000 for Television Access Projects; Up to $2,000,000 for Media Center

  

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

Title: Digitizing Hidden Special Collections & Archives

Application Deadline: Initial Application due April 30, 2021; Full Proposals will be due November 19, 2021 (if invited)

Purpose: “Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives: Amplifying Unheard Voices is a national grant competition administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) for digitizing rare and unique content stewarded by collecting organizations in the US and Canada.  In 2021, the call for applications will focus on projects that propose to digitize materials that deepen public understanding of the histories of people of color and other communities and populations whose work, experiences, and perspectives have been insufficiently recognized or unattended. These often “hidden” histories include, but are not necessarily limited to, those of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other People of Color; Women; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-binary, and other Genderqueer people and communities; Immigrants; Displaced populations; Blind, Deaf, and Disabled people and communities; and Colonized, Disenfranchised, Enslaved, and Incarcerated people. The program is generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.”

Amount: $50,000 - $350,000

 

Funding Agency: Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

Title: Grants

Application Deadline: April 30, 2021 and August 31, 2021

Purpose: The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research to investigators in United States non-profit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation funds projects for a one-year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified. By design, there are no limits set on the grant amount that can be requested. It must be reasonably and clearly supported by the scope of the project outlined in the application.

Amount: $90,000 to $200,000 (no set limits) 

 

Funding Agency: Alternatives Research & Development Foundation

Title: Annual Open Grants Program

Application Deadline: April 30, 2021

Purpose: ARDF's Annual Open grant program was established to fund research projects that develop alternative methods to advance science and replace or reduce animal use. Proposals are welcome from any nonprofit educational or research institution worldwide, although there is a preference for U.S. applications in order to more quickly advance alternatives here. Expert reviewers evaluate proposals based on scientific merit and feasibility, and the potential to reduce or replace the use of animals in the near future. Proposals are considered in fields of research, testing, or education. Scientific reviews are conducted under the guidance of the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Amount: The maximum grant is $40,000, with an average 21.5% funding rate from 2015 to 2020

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Title: Data Standards for Tobacco Research and Scientific Review Program (U24) Clinical Trial Not Allowed

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due May 1, 2021

Purpose: “The FDA Center for Tobacco Products is encouraging applications for projects to expedite development of data standards and terminologies to facilitate tobacco research, scientific review, harm reduction, and information exchange. The primary objective is to facilitate the development of non-proprietary, consensus-based, standards for use in studies of tobacco products.  Projects may focus on solutions to general data standards development and implementation challenges and/or on specific concepts, domains or areas where standardization is needed.”

Amount: $250,000 per year (two year project)

  

Funding Agency: Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF)

Title: General Research Grant RFP

Application Deadline: Pre-Proposals are due twice yearly: May 1 & December 1, 2021

Purpose: “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 increased sustainable solid waste management practices.”

Amount: $15,000-$500,000 (Average $160,000)

  

Funding Agency: National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

Title: Early-Career Research Fellowships

Application Deadline: May 5, 2021

Purpose: “The Early Career Research Fellowship’s Environmental Protection and Stewardship track aligns with one of Gulf Research Program’s five program areas, and narrows the focus of the fellowship to support the most relevant research to the goals and objectives of the Gulf Environmental Protection and Stewardship Board. For the 2021-2023 Application Cycle, the Environmental Protection and Stewardship track goal focuses advancing understanding of the changing ecosystems of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and its coastal zones as it applies to environmental protection and stewardship, including natural resource management and decision making.” 

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

  

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Digital Projects for the Public

Application Deadline: Optional Draft due May 5, 2021; Full Application due June 9, 2021

Purpose: "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 (Discovery), $100,000 (Prototyping), $400,000 (Production)

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Cancer Institute

Title: Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due May 15, 2021 for full applications due June 15, 2021

Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is a continuation of an NCI program to enhance the diversity of the pool of the cancer research workforce by recruiting and supporting eligible New Investigators and Early Stage Investigators from diverse backgrounds, including from groups that have been shown to be nationally underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences. This FOA will fund investigators to develop a larger research project grant application.” 

Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000.

  

Funding Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Title: Cleaner Indoor Air During Wildfires Challenge

Application Deadline:  May 17, 2021

Purpose: “EPA is partnering with 10 federal, state, tribal and local organizations to stimulate the development of new technologies to clean indoor air. The first step in this effort is the development and launch of a competition called a Challenge, which offers a cash prize for the best technology design for cleaning indoor air during wildfire smoke events and high pollution days.  Through this challenge, EPA and its partners encourage the development of new approaches, technologies, or technology combinations (termed "solutions") for keeping indoor air as clean as possible during periods when outdoor PM2.5 concentrations are elevated.”  The previously recorded launch webinar about this program is included on the project website. 

Amount: Prizes of up to $10,000

  

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Support for Research Excellence (SuRE) Award (R16 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline:  May 26, 2021

Purpose: “SuRE is a research capacity building program designed to develop and sustain research excellence in U.S. higher education institutions that receive limited NIH research support and serve students from groups underrepresented in biomedical research NOT-OD-20-031 with an emphasis on providing students with research opportunities and enriching the research environment at the applicant institutions. The purpose of SuRE awards is to provide research grant support for faculty investigators who have prior experience in leading externally-funded, independent research but are not currently funded by any NIH Research Project Grants with the exception of SuRE or SuRE-First awards.”

Amount: $100,000 in direct costs per year

  

Funding Agency: Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research

Title: Conference and Workshop Grants

Application Deadline: June 1 and December 1, 2021

Purpose: “Conference and Workshop Grants are for amounts up to $20,000. In accordance with the mission of the Foundation, priority is given to events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research.”

Amount: Up to $20,000

  

Funding Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Title: Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health

Application Deadline: June 9, 2021

Purpose: “Achieving racial equity and health equity in American communities requires effective solutions to the "wrong-pocket problem": we invest in systems that are designed to improve social and economic conditions—such as housing, transportation, education, income, and employment assistance; child and family supports; and legal and criminal justice services—but the financial benefits of these often flow elsewhere, in reduced costs for medical care from diseases and injuries prevented. This creates imbalances in power, information, and financial resources that exist across medical, social, and public health systems—a fundamental problem that confronts many attempts at meaningful cross-sector collaboration. Such solutions must allow collaborating organizations to equitably share in the costs and the benefits of multisector collaborative initiatives, and to share in the power and influence that govern these initiatives.  This call for proposals (CFP) will provide funding for new research to rigorously test and evaluate innovative solutions to the wrong-pocket problem that persists across health and social service systems.”

Amount: $500,000 over 36 months

  

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Transition to Independent Environmental Health Research (TIEHR) Career Award (K01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: June 12, October 12, 2021

Purpose: “The Transition to Independent Environmental Health (TIEHR) Career Award is a 3-year bridge scholar development program for newly independent faculty who intend to pursue research careers in environmental health sciences. At the conclusion of the career development period the candidates are expected to demonstrate they can successfully compete for research funding in the environmental health sciences.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is designed specifically for applicants proposing research that does not involve leading an independent clinical trial, a clinical trial feasibility study, or an ancillary study to a clinical trial. Applicants to this FOA are permitted to propose a research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.”

Amount: $75,000 per year toward salary of career award recipient

  

Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) in partnership with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Title: AHRQ/PCORI Learning Health System Small Grant Pilot Program (R03)

Application Deadline: June 16, 2021

Purpose: “The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in partnership with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), invites applications for funding to support innovative patient-centered outcomes research small pilot projects in Learning Health Systems (LHS) that evaluate the outcomes of embedded research and evaluate the processes by which embedded research can enhance impact, stakeholder engagement, and other health system-identified outcomes of interest.”

Amount: $100,000 over 12 months

  

Funding Agency: NASA

Title: ROSES 2021 Citizen Science Seed Funding Program

Application Deadline: December 15, 2021 (Letters of Intent are requested by October 13, 2021 but are not required)

Purpose: “Citizen science is a form of open collaboration in which individuals or organizations participate voluntarily in the scientific process. The SMD Citizen Science Seed Funding Program (CSSFP) aims to support scientists and other experts to develop citizen science projects relevant to NASA's Astrophysics, Heliophysics and Planetary Science Research Programs. Note that the term "citizen science" does not pertain to citizenship in any particular country, and that "citizen scientists" may include "amateur" scientists.  Up to three awards in each Division: Astrophysics, Heliophysics, and Planetary Science, for a total of up to 9 awards. In addition, proposals relevant to Biological and Physical Sciences will also be considered on a case by case basis. CSSFP awards have a duration of up to one year only. Citizen science projects enabled by this program may be eligible to apply for longer-term support via other ROSES elements.” 

Amount: Average of $80,000 for one year

  

Funding Agency: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Title: Technology

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry Accepted Anytime

Purpose: “When Alfred P. Sloan Jr. created this foundation in 1934, he envisioned it would serve as a vehicle for the creation and dissemination of scientific and economic knowledge.  Few technological advances have revolutionized those activities more than the development of modern computing and the subsequent explosion in our ability to collect, manipulate, store, analyze, and transmit data.  Sloan's programs in Digital Technology explore how the internet and computing technology are creating new opportunities to empower the scientific enterprise and expand the public's access to knowledge.”

Amount: See website for examples of previously funded awards.

 

Funding Agency: Wichita Community Foundation

Title: Dr. George Tiller Fund

Application Deadline: Rolling

Purpose: The Tiller Fund requires that all requests focus on reproductive health and services to women in need; Medical education, but not scholarships; Medical testing expenses linked to reproductive health for women in need; Fellowships or research related to women’s reproductive health; Sex education programs in elementary, middle or high schools; Fraternal, social or veteran organizations providing women’s reproductive health; Film, video or documentary productions on women’s reproductive health; Programs or events promoting women’s reproductive health; Substance abuse programs for women in need; Offsetting the delivery of medical services related to reproductive health to women; Disease specific organizations related to reproductive health, such as breast or ovarian.

Amount: $10,000

  

Funding Agency: Unreal Engine

Title: Epic Mega Grants

Application Deadline: Rolling

Purpose: "Epic Games has committed $100,000,000 to provide financial grants to creative, noteworthy, and innovative projects built in and around Unreal Engine or projects that enhance the open-source 3D graphics ecosystem.   Grants range from $5,000 to $500,000, and cover a variety of endeavors from game development, architecture projects, and film production to academic uses and software tool development. No matter what size grant you receive, you will continue to own your IP and will be free to publish however you wish."

Amount: $5,000-$500,000

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-15, 2021

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2021

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – varies based on discipline

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 17, 2021

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 6, 2021

Division of Materials Research – Oct 1-Nov 1, 2021

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – August 26, 2021

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

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

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 31, 2021

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

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

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

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jul 14, 2021

Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) – Jun 1, 2021

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

When You Picture a Scientist Who Do You See?  A Panel Conversation on Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in STEM: March 24, 2021, 2pm Central

This panel discussion centers on "advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM with Dr. Jennifer Doudna (Nobel Prize-winning chemist), scientists from the film Picture a Scientist, Dr. Eva Pietri (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Social Intervention and Attitudes Lab) and moderation by Laura Helmuth (Editor in Chief, Scientific American)".

Spread the Word: All faculty, staff, students and librarians at WSU are welcome to this event.  Please forward this information and how to register at this link

You can also watch the film, Picture a Scientist, prior to the event, by using Film Platform at the WSU library: WSU Ablah Libraries Film Platform login

At a future date, the WSU National Science Foundation ADVANCE Catalyst grant initiative and the WSU Graduate School will cohost a screening of Picture a Scientist and a local panel discussion for WSU faculty, staff and students. 

Register for the Panel Conversation on March 24, 2021

 


 

All you Need to Know to Conduct Industrial Research at the CNMS: Accessing World-Class Instruments and Expertise: Virtual Seminar: April 8, 2021

The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory would like to invite you to attend a virtual seminar titled “All you Need to Know to Conduct Industrial Research at the CNMS: Accessing World-Class Instruments and Expertise” to be held at ORNL, April 8th, 2021 from 12-1 pm EST. The seminar will feature an overview of the CNMS capabilities, details on partnerships and agreements for conducting proprietary and non-proprietary work, as well as a walkthrough of the CNMS proposal process. The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) offers the national and international user community access to staff expertise and state-of-the-art equipment for a broad range of nanoscience research, including nanomaterials synthesis, nanofabrication, imaging/microscopy/ characterization, and theory/modeling/simulation. Users join a vibrant research community that brings together ORNL research staff, technical support staff, students, postdoctoral fellows, and collaborating guest scientists. The program accommodates both short-term and long-term collaborative research projects. Access is obtained through a brief peer-reviewed proposal with no charge for users who intend to publish their results in the open literature. Access is available on a cost-recovery basis for research that is proprietary and not intended for publication or public dissemination. CNMS also acts as gateway for the nanoscience community to benefit from ORNL’s neutron sources (SNS and HFIR) and computational resources. A CNMS Overview Video and a CNMS Virtual Tour are also available. 

Register for the CNMS Virtual Seminar

 


 

HSI STEM Resource Hub Spring 2021 Jumpstart Grantsmanship Webinars: April 9, May 7, June 4, July 9, 2021

More information about the HSI STEM Research Hub here.  Webinar topics vary.  For example, Friday, April 9, 2021 at 3 PM EST is Evaluation as a Strength of Your Grant Proposal with Rachel Boren, PhD. 

Register for Spring 2021 Webinars

 


 

Have you received this invite for expensive training that is not sanctioned by WSU? 

Live Online Professional Grant Development Workshop
Master the techniques of writing superior winning proposals
Sponsored by the Grant Training Center

Have you been wondering if this training is worth it or how to talk to your supervisor about finding funds for you to attend?  No worries, we have some alternative options for you to consider.  The WSU Office of Research offers several tailored training opportunities for WSU Faculty and Staff that will meet your budget (because they are FREE!) and that will help you develop your grant and proposal writing skills. 

Email funding@wichita.edu to:

  • Request an individual Research Orientation with the WSU Office of Research team;
  • Set up a Pivot account and receive guidance on how to search the database to find funding opportunities;
  • Attend Research Workshops that will help you with finding funding, budgeting and writing effective proposals (and much more)!

Please let us know how we can help you. | WSU Office of Research | 316-978-3285

 


 

NIH All About Grants Podcast: Considerations for a Research Plan

Thanks to a suggestion from a listener, in this NIH All About Grants episode a duo of NIH program officers, Drs. Lillian Kuo from the National Cancer Institute and Kentner Singleton from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, share their advice and experience on developing a research plan for a grant application. They discuss the relationship between the specific aims and research strategy, provide suggestions for when you sit down to start writing, and share common pitfalls.

Listen to the Podcast

 


 

National Institutes of Health: Writing an Effective “K” Application: A Video Guide

Do you need some guidance on preparing a K Award application for the NIH? Dr. Kay Lund, Director of Division of Biomedical Research Workforce, gives some great tips in a 25-minute YouTube video, “Writing an Effective ‘K’ Application,” originally presented at the Fall 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration.

Watch NIH “K” Application Video Now

APRIL 2021

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS

TARGETING PALLADIN TO STOP CANCER IN ITS TRACKS

PI/Department:  Moriah Beck, Chemistry

Sponsor:  Flossie E West Memorial Trust 

Amount:  $9,500

 

WICHITA STATE STUDENTS BEAT COVID

PI/Department:  Loren Belew, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Leadership Center 

Amount:  $ 500

 

LEARN TO EARN RESEARCH AND PILOT

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

Sponsor:  University of Michigan / Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Amount:  $25,000

 

MARION COUNTY GOVERNING BODY PLANNING WORKSHOP

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

Sponsor:  County of Marion

Amount:  $2,600

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT (CSG) FY 2021 - PAYMENT #2

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, K M U W

Sponsor:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Amount:  $54,197

 

REGIONAL JOURNALISM COLLABORATION KANSAS 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, K M U W

Sponsor:  Curators of Univ of MO on behalf of Univ of Missouri-KC / Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Amount:  $2,842

 

TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZED REFLECTIVE OPTICS

PI/Department:  Christopher Holshouser, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Co-PI/Department: Royal Lovingfoss, NIAR-Composites & Structures | Joel White, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Raytheon Systems CO / US Airforce

Amount:  $60,000

 

ULTEM 9085 PRODUCTION SPECIFICATION AND SUPPORT

PI/Department:  Christopher Holshouser, NIAR-Composites & Structures

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

Sponsor:  National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining / US Airforce

Amount:  $155,000

 

RII TRACK 1:  MICROBIOMES OF AQUATIC, PLANT AND SOIL SYSTEMS (MAPS) MEDIATING SUSTAINABILITY (YEAR 3) AND OBSERVATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL NETWORK ACROSS KANSAS

PI/Department:  Gregory Houseman, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $72,181

 

DATA-ENABLED DISASTER RESILIENCE CENTER AT WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY: CREATION OF A DIGITAL PLATFORM ECOSYSTEM FOR GREAT PLAINS DISASTER RESILIENCE (PCSI)

PI/Department:  Dukka KC, Electrical & Computer Engr

Co-PI/Department: Mara Alagic, School of Education | Rajiv Bagai, Computer Science | Chase Billingham, Sociology | Aaron Bowen, Library - Public Services | Zelalem Demissie, Geology | Atri Dutta, Aerospace Engineering | Terrance Figy, Physics | Nathan Filbert, Library - Public Services | Lacy Kuhlmann, Library - Public Services | Ethan Lindsay, Library - Public Services | Susan Matveyeva, Library - Public Services | Atul Rai, School of Accountancy | Ajita Rattani, Electrical & Computer Engr | Glyn  Rimmington, Global Learning | Maria 0, Library - Public Services | Kaushik Sinha, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  State of Kansas / PCSI

Amount:  $100,000

 

ADAPTATION OF FIXTURE-LESS EXTRUSION MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES FOR AF USE STTR PHASE I

PI/Department:  Krishna Krishnan, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Co-PI/Department: Viswanatha Madhavan, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Fairmount Technologies LLC / US Airforce

Amount:  $60,000

 

ADVANCED SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH

PI/Department:  Hyuck Kwon, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory 

Amount:  $40,000

 

FUTURE W/V-BAND SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS THIRD OBLIGATION

PI/Department:  Hyuck Kwon, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory

Amount:  $87,362

 

AMCPR SUPPLY CHAIN COVID-19 RESPONSE COORDINATION

PI/Department:  Royal Lovingfoss, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Co-PI/Department: Shawn Ehrstein, NIAR-CAD/CAM | Robert Gerlach, Tech Transfer & Commercialization | Kyle Mcmullen, NIAR-Environmental Test Lab

Sponsor:  National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining / US Airforce

Amount:  $135,000

 

THE KANSAS NASA EPSCOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT (RID) PROGRAM

PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $175,000

 

NSF CONVERGENCE ACCELERATOR: ACCELERATING DISABILITY INCLUSION IN WORKPLACES THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

PI/Department:  Vinod Namboodiri, Electrical & Computer Engr

Co-PI/Department: Nils Hakansson, Biomedical Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation 

Amount:  $100,000

 

APPLICATION OF COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT) SCAN FOR DEFECTS CHARACTERIZATION AND GENERATION OF AS-BUILT STRUCTURES - SBIR PHASE I

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

Co-PI/Department: Caleb Saathoff, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Global Engineering & Materials, Inc. / US Navy

Amount:  $33,000

 

SCALING UP THE DOORS EXPERIMENT: EVALUATION OF THE NEIGHBORING INTERVENTION

PI/Department:  Daria Shamrova, School of Social Work

Co-PI/Department: Amy Kalb, School of Social Work

Sponsor:  United Methodist Health Ministry Fund 

Amount:  $104,332

 

COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTER (CMTC): PEKK ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (A2849)

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

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Technology International / Department of Defense

Amount:  $120,000

 

INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION PROGRAM

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, FirePoint Innovations-Aerospace

Co-PI/Department: Patrick Cyrus, FirePoint Innovations-Aerospace

Sponsor:  US Army Research Office

Amount:  $526,000

 

2021 PRIMARY CARE STATE NEEDS ASSESSMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $44,160

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.   If any of the following opportunities are of interest to you, please email proposals@wichita.edu as soon as possible so that a grant specialist may be assigned to assist.

 

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

Title: American Rescue Plan: Humanities Organizations

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by April 28, 2021 at 12noon in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by May 3, 2021.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by May 14, 2021.

Purpose: “This program invites applications from eligible organizations seeking support for humanities positions and projects that have been adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Through this funding opportunity, NEH will award grants to museums, libraries and archives, historic sites, independent research institutions, academic presses, professional organizations, colleges and universities, and other humanities organizations across the country to help these entities continue to advance their mission during the interruption of their operations due to the coronavirus pandemic. In keeping with Congress’s intent in enacting the American Rescue Plan, applicants may propose new humanities projects or focus on sustaining core humanities programs and activities.”

Amount: $50,000-$500,000 over one year

  

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: VentureWell

Title: Sustainable Design Faculty Grants (Spring 2021)

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two applications, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by April 28, 2021 at 12noon in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by May 3, 2021.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by May 19, 2021.

Purpose: “The Spring 2021 Sustainable Design Faculty Grants cycle will support faculty and staff who are committed to cultivating I&E dedicated to positive social impact and environmental sustainability (see Appendix for definitions), and will integrate sustainable design concepts tools, and frameworks into their I&E curriculum. We are seeking proposals with innovative ideas related to the development of new courses and programs, or to strengthening existing courses and programs, that incorporate key sustainable design concepts with the end goal of developing novel inventions and technologies. Special consideration will be given to proposals that demonstrate clear support for student innovations that are dedicated to climate change solutions (i.e. mitigation and/or adaptation; see Appendix for definitions), as well as innovations to existing products or systems that address an opportunity to become carbon neutral or net zero energy, or reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, pollution, and waste.”

Amount: $30,000 over three years

  

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Defense: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Title: Investigator-Initiated Research Award

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due April 28, 2021

Purpose: “The vision of the FY21 PRMRP is to improve the health, care, and well-being of all military Service Members, Veterans, and beneficiaries, and its mission is to encourage, identify, select, and manage medical research projects of clear scientific merit and direct relevance to military health. The PRMRP challenges the scientific and clinical communities to address the FY21 PRMRP Topic Areas with original ideas that foster new directions along the entire spectrum of research and patient care. The program seeks applications in laboratory, clinical, behavioral, epidemiological, and other areas of research to advance knowledge in disease etiology; improve prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for those affected by a relevant disease or condition; and develop and validate clinical practice or public health guidelines.”

Amount: Up to $1,600,000

 

Funding Agency: Halo

Title: Various Opportunities

Application Deadline: April 30, 2021 and beyond

Purpose: Halo is a marketplace and network that moves science forward by connecting scientists directly with companies for research collaborations and funding opportunities.  Examples of proposal topics include “Removing nitrogen from urban stormwater runoff” and “High-dilution germ-killing actives for Lysol and Dettol.”

Amount: Varies based on opportunity

 

Funding Agency: The Kerr Foundation, Inc.

Title: Challenge Grants in the areas of Education, Health, Human Services & Arts and Culture

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due April 30, 2021; if approved, full applications due June 30, 2021

Purpose: “It is the policy of The Kerr Foundation, Inc. to identify and support 501(c)(3) organizations and institutions that provide new or enhanced opportunities for those within granting areas, particularly the young. We believe this is the best accomplished in the areas of education, health, cultural development and community service. While preference is given to Oklahoma organizations and institutions, we recognize those located outside the state and region can also have a beneficial impact on the economic, social and cultural growth and development of Oklahoma. Therefore, we will also accept grant requests from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico and Texas. In recognizing the significant and continuing influence of the Federal government on our state and region, we will also accept proposals from the Washington D.C. area; however, Oklahoma organizations will receive first priority for available funds. Favorable consideration of a proposal will normally be in the form of a Challenge Grant. This means that the organization approved for a grant must first, in order to receive payment, raise or secure grants, donations and/or pledges in the total amount specified in the grant. The challenge amount is usually dollar for dollar and typically must be secured within twelve months from the date of award.” 

Amount: Grants generally range from $1,000 to $50,000

 

Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control

Title: Preventing Violence Affecting Young Lives (PREVAYL)

Application Deadline: May 1, 2021

Purpose: “The purpose of this funding is to address multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults, particularly in communities with high rates of violence, by implementing prevention approaches with an emphasis on the outer levels of the social-ecological model (i.e., community/societal levels). PREVAYL requires recipients to implement community/societal level strategies and approaches that address multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults, develop and/or enhance a jurisdictional violence prevention strategic plan, develop and implement an evaluation plan, develop a sustainability plan, and participate in a multi-sector coalition. In addition, this funding will address risk factors such as social determinants of health (e.g., concentrated poverty, limited educational/employment opportunities) and racial inequity (e.g., structural, systemic, and institutional racism). Applicants must demonstrate a strong understanding of the public health approach to violence prevention and have experience implementing adolescents and young adult violence prevention strategies. Eligible applications must include the following to be responsive and move forward for review: Letter of support (LOS) or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) from the applicant's local health department. Current/active violence prevention plan (the quality of the plan will be assessed via the evaluation criteria). Applicants must submit the MOU, MOA, LOS, and violence prevention plan as appropriate, name the file MOUs/MOAs/LOS/VPP, and upload it as a PDF file at www.grants.gov. Applications that do not meet the above criteria will be considered non-responsive and will not move forward for review.” 

Amount: $250,000

 

Funding Agency: USDA: National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA)

Title: Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program

Application Deadline: May 3, 2021

Purpose: “The purpose of the Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program is to increase the knowledge of agricultural science and improve the nutritional health of children. The program’s goal is to increase the capacity for food, garden, and nutrition education within host organizations or entities, such as school cafeterias and classrooms, while fostering higher levels of community engagement between farms and school systems by bringing together stakeholders from distinct parts of the food system. The initiative is part of a broader effort to not only increase access to school meals for low-income children, but also to dramatically improve their quality.” 

Amount: Up to $225,000

 

Funding Agency: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Title: Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence among Long-Term Care Workers: Expedited COVID-19 Targeted PCORI Funding Announcement -- Cycle 2 2021

Application Deadline: May 4, 2021

Purpose: “For this funding opportunity, PCORI encourages applicants to address the following question: What interventions are effective in increasing COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake among LTC workers?   Interventions include, but are not limited to, the following (please note that interventions may be combined): Educational, communication, and behavioral economics strategies, tools, or approaches, System- or organizational-level responses, Digital marketing (e.g., social media, mobile) and other innovative technologies, Single- versus two-dose vaccines, Culturally specific and/or community competent approaches for reducing barriers.” 

Amount: Up to $5,000,000 over three years

 

Funding Agency: Russell Sage Foundation

Title: Letters of Inquiry for Social Science Research

Application Deadline: May 4, 2021

Purpose: “RSF will accept letters of inquiry (LOIs) under these core programs and special initiatives: Behavioral Economics; Decision Making & Human Behavior in Context; Future of Work; Social, Political and Economic Inequality. In addition, RSF will also accept LOIs relevant to any of its core programs that address at least one of the following issues: Research on the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting recession in the U.S. and Research focused on systemic racial inequality and/or the recent mass protests in the U.S.” 

Amount: Up to $175,000

 

Funding Agency:  William T. Grant Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due May 5, 2021

Purpose: “The Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. One way that we pursue this mission is by investing in high-quality field-initiated studies on reducing inequality in youth outcomes.  Our focus on reducing inequality grew out of our view that research can do more than help us understand the problem of inequality—it can generate effective responses. We believe that it is time to build stronger bodies of knowledge on how to reduce inequality in the United States and to move beyond the mounting research evidence about the scope, causes, and consequences of inequality. Toward this end, we seek studies that aim 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. We prioritize studies about reducing inequality on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.” 

Amount: Major Research Grants between $100,000 and $600,000; Officer’s Research Grants between $5,000 and $50,000

 

Funding Agency: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)

Title: 2021 Pilot Award – Request for Applications

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due May 6, 2021

Purpose: “Grants awarded through this RFA are intended to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses for autism. Appropriate projects for this mechanism include those considered higher risk with less assurance of ultimate impact, but with the potential for transformative results.” 

Amount: Pilot Awards are up to $300,000

 

Funding Agency: USDA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Title: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science Program

Application Deadline: Varies depending on topic – earliest is May 6, 2021; see RFA for deadlines

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

 

Funding Agency: Lung Cancer Research Foundation

Title: 2021 LCRF Research Grant on Disparities in Lung Cancer

Application Deadline: May 7, 2021

Purpose: “Lung cancer continues to be the number one cause of cancer deaths worldwide, accounting for an estimated 136,000 deaths annually in the United States alone. While scientific advances continue to reduce lung cancer incidence and deaths, the disease disproportionately affects various groups such as African Americans, Native Americans, low socioeconomic status populations and people from certain geographic locations. Despite progress to reduce the burden of tobacco, disparities in tobacco-related morbidity and mortality remain, and inequitable receipt of evidence-based lung cancer care continues to compound these disparities.” 

Amount: $150,000

 

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

Title: 2021 William T. Grant Scholars Program

Application Deadline: WSU may submit one nomination per college; Notices of Intent to apply for this opportunity must be received by May 7, 2021 at noon in case an internal competition needs to be held.  Mentor and Reference Letter due June 16, 2021; Full Applications due July 7, 2021.

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. The Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. We pursue this mission by supporting research within two focus areas: 1) Reducing inequality in youth outcomes, and 2) Improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people.” 

Amount: $350,000 over five years

 

Funding Agency: SPARC Data and Resource Center and NIH

Title: 2021 SPARC FAIR Codeathon: Request for Proposals

Application Deadline: May 10, 2021

Purpose: “In this codeathon, we are looking for exciting projects which use SPARC data and/or SPARC tools and resources in novel ways, particularly in enhancing, demonstrating, or measuring the findability, accessibility, interoperability, or reusability (FAIR) of the data. Several prizes of up to US$10,000 each will be awarded. Projects must 1) demonstrate the value of SPARC’s public data and/or 2) directly integrate into or with any of the following SPARC tools and resources to improve their existing capabilities via the various APIs and services available.” 

Amount: $10,000

 

Funding Agency: Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Title: Grants for Lifesaving Equipment and Prevention Education Tools

Application Deadline: May 12, 2021

Purpose: “Our Mission is to impact the lifesaving capabilities, and the lives of local heroes and their communities. This is accomplished by providing lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools to first responders and public safety organizations.  IMPORTANT: A maximum of 600 grant applications will be accepted on a quarterly basis. Once the maximum number of applications is met, the site will close for the remainder of the quarter. Please apply early in order to secure your request.” 

Amount: $15,000-$25,000

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Title: Low Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Vehicle Technologies Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment

Application Deadline: Mandatory Concept Papers Due May 13, 2021; Full Applications (if invited) to be due July 12, 2021

Purpose: “The FOA seeks projects across the following areas: electric vehicle community partner demonstration projects; electric vehicle workplace charging projects; RDD&D of technologies to reduce the cost of EV chargers, advanced engines and fuels that reduce emissions, including natural gas, propane, and dimethyl ether; and, innovative solutions for medium/heavy duty on- and off-road vehicles including electrification and high-power charging.” 

Amount: Between $500,000 - $6,666,667 depending on topic area

 

Funding Agency: Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Title: NextGen Grant – Call for Proposals

Application Deadline: May 14, 2021

Purpose: “This spring, the Ray C. Anderson Foundation NextGen Committee is requesting proposals that would measurably reduce existing or avoid future emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Building upon the success of the past three years of similar grantmaking, and with the desire to increase the breadth of quality proposals, the Committee has issued a new call for proposals for one $100,000 grant that can help to reverse global warming.” 

Amount: $100,000

 

Funding Agency: American Chemical Society (ACS) Green Chemistry Institute

Title: 2021 Request for Proposals

Application Deadline: May 15, 2021

Purpose: “Over $2.4 million dollars (US) have been funded by the ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable since their grant program began in 2007. Each Spring, new Request for Proposals (RFPs) are issued for different key research challenges faced by the pharmaceutical industry. The current Request for Proposals include Solvent Minimization in Flow Chemistry;  Technology-Enabled Late Stage Funcionalization of Pharmaceuticals;  Greener Peptide and Peptide-Conjugate Synthesis;  Increasing the Breadth and Utility of Enzymes in Pharma Manufacturing;  and Ignition Grant Program for Green Chemistry and Engineering Research.”

Amount: $25,000 - $50,000

 

Funding Agency: Gerber Foundation

Title: Research Award

Application Deadline: Concept Papers accepted May 15 and November 15, yearly.

Purpose: “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. The Trustees of The Gerber Foundation expect the Foundation’s grant dollars to make a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children. Through our grant-making efforts, the Trustees are committed to improving the health and well-being of the youngest members of our society.”

Amount: Up to $350,000 (Novice Grants are $20,000)

 

Funding Agency: Oncology Nursing Foundation

Title: Addressing Cancer Health Disparities Through Evidence-Based Cancer Nursing Research (RE42)

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due May 17, 2021

Purpose: “To support oncology nursing research addressing cancer health disparities, including in the topic areas of breast, colorectal, lung or prostate cancer.  The principal investigator must be a registered nurse actively involved in some aspect of cancer patient care, education or research and be PhD or DNSc prepared that has received and completed at least one research study of at least $50,000 as PI. Membership in ONS is not required.” 

Amount: $100,000

 

Funding Agency: Administration for Community Living

Title: Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services - Community Research

Application Deadline: May 24, 2021

Purpose: “The purpose of this funding opportunity is to verify the effectiveness of SNP innovative programs or practices implemented during COVID-19 that positively impact participants. Project goals and outcomes must relate to the OAA SNP intents (specifically: a) reduce hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition, b) promote socialization, and c) promote health and well-being by delaying the onset of adverse health conditions, through the provision of meals and associated nutrition services to vulnerable older adults who are in greatest social and economic need.). Proposed projects must have strong potential for replication by the aging services network and sustainability using OAA Title IIIC-1 funding.” 

Amount: $300,000

 

Funding Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Title: Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP)

Application Deadline: May 25, 2021

Purpose: “The FY21 TVTP Grant Program seeks to provide funding to implement local prevention frameworks and explore innovative approaches to preventing targeted violence and terrorism. Applications are being sought in three application tracks: Promising Practices-Single Project, Promising Practices-Multiple Projects, and Innovation.” 

Amount: $75,000-$2,000,000

 

Funding Agency: Baylor University Institute for Oral History (BUIOH)

Title: Charlton Oral History Research Grant

Application Deadline: May 28, 2021

Purpose: “The Baylor University Institute for Oral History invites individual scholars with training and experience in oral history research who are conducting oral history interviews to apply for support of up to $3,000 for one year (June through May). With this grant, the Institute seeks to partner with one scholar who is using oral history to address new questions and offer fresh perspectives on a subject area in which the research method has not yet been extensively applied. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural research on local, national, or international subjects is welcome. The goal of the Charlton Oral History Research Grant is to bring the strengths of oral history to new topics of investigation, create partnerships with scholars doing noteworthy fieldwork with oral history, build a substantial research collection at Baylor University through the work of a skilled oral historian, and provide long-term scholarly access to significant applications of oral history methodology that model best practices.” 

Amount: $3,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Title: Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity at Minority Serving Institutions (U01 Clinical Trial Allowed)

Application Deadline: May 28, 2021

Purpose: “This FOA requests research grant applications to support collaborative investigative teams or individual scientists who propose unusually innovative research projects, which, if successful, would have a major impact in developing, disseminating, or implementing innovative and effective interventions and/or strategies that prevent, reduce, or eliminate health disparities and inequities. Research addressing community-prioritized research questions, cross-cutting issues such as social determinants of health across sectors, multiple levels and systems that contribute to health disparities, and/or priority areas of multiple NIH Institutes and Centers are particularly encouraged. Applicants may propose projects addressing any disease, condition, or health-related topic with demonstrated health disparities/inequities, including but not limited to: Chronic disease related outcomes (e.g. cardiovascular disease, diabetes, many others), COVID-19 disparities, Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias disparities, Cancer disparities, Maternal morbidity and mortality disparities, Mental health, substance misuse, and stigma around seeking treatment, Multimorbidity/comorbidity, Behavior change.” 

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

 

Funding Agency: Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Title: Grants

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent Due May 31, 2021

Purpose: “The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood is an incubator of promising research and development projects that appear likely to improve the welfare of young children, from infancy through 7 years, in the United States. Welfare is broadly defined to include physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, education, play, familial support, acculturation, societal integration and childcare. The Foundation provides funding in the following areas: Early Childhood Welfare, Early Childhood Education & Play, and Parenting Education.” 

Amount: Awarded projects range up to $50,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)

Application Deadline: June 2, 2021 for Letters of Intent for Faculty Career Pathways Alliance Model applications; Full applications due August 24, 2021.  AGEP Catalyst Alliance applications are due August 17, 2021.

Purpose: “The NSF's Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program contributes to the National Science Foundation's objective to foster the growth of a more capable and diverse research workforce. Through this solicitation, the NSF seeks to build on prior AGEP work, and other research and literature concerning racial and ethnic equity, in order to address the AGEP program goal to increase the number of historically underrepresented minority faculty in STEM.”  Note, requires multiple IHEs to apply together.

Amount: Institutional Transformation Alliance: up to $4.4 million for five years; Faculty Career Pathways Alliance: up to $2.9 million for five years; Catalyst Alliance: up to $400,000 for two years.

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Title: Measurement and Monitoring Methods for Air Toxics and Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Atmosphere

Application Deadline: June 2, 2021

Purpose: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to advance air measurement and monitoring methods for air toxics and contaminants of emerging concern in the atmosphere. Specifically, this RFA seeks research that will provide: 1) advancements in measurement techniques for real time, continuous measurements of concentrations with minimum detection limits below background concentrations or health risk-based thresholds; and 2) advancements in stationary or mobile near source measurement methods for quantifying emission rates of fugitive emissions.”  NOTE: An information webinar will be held on April 28, 2021.

Amount: $800,000 for regular awards and $400,000 for early career awards

 

Funding Agency: Herb Block Foundation

Title: Defending Basic Freedoms Grants

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent for “Encouraging Citizen Involvement” due June 3, 2021; Letters of Intent for “Defending Basic Freedoms” due October 6, 2021.

Purpose: “This program helps safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in our Bill of Rights, to help eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination, and to assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public. The Herb Block Foundation will also consider contemporary societal issues that may arise.  Grants are available nationwide.”

Amount: $5,000-$15,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice

Title: Research to Reduce Trauma for Child Pornography Victims, Fiscal Year 2021

Application Deadline: Two part-application: June 3, 2021 and June 10, 2021

Purpose: “The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), seeks proposals for funding from accredited research universities to carry out a single research project on reducing trauma for child pornography victims that will produce a report with concrete recommendations for improving and synchronizing law enforcement best practices for ensuring child victims’ well-being during and after the investigation into the crime. The produced report will address issues related to referrals, access, and utilization of services for child victims, and provide recommendations for reducing trauma and improving child victim outcomes.”

Amount: $1,500,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice

Title: Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes, Fiscal Year 2021

Application Deadline: Two part-application: June 3, 2021 and June 10, 2021

Purpose: “The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding basic or applied research and development in forensic science for criminal justice purposes. This project furthers the Department’s mission by supporting the development of new knowledge and tools to address the challenges of crime and justice in the United States. NIJ’s Forensic Science Technology Working Group (TWG) identifies current technology challenges encountered in operational forensic science laboratories. Research-based knowledge and newly developed tools that work towards resolving these identified challenges facilitate the criminal justice community to enforce the law, promote public safety, prevent and reduce crime, and ensure fair and impartial administration of justice.”

Amount: $500,000

 

Funding Agency: US Dept of Defense: Dept of the Army: Materiel Command

Title: Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)

Application Deadline:  White Papers (strongly suggested) due June 7, 2021; full proposals to be due September 27, 2021

Purpose: “The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as "universities") that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. As defined in the DoD Financial Management Regulation:  Basic research is systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind. It includes all scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding in those fields of the physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences related to long-term national security needs. It is farsighted high payoff research that provides the basis for technological progress (DoD 7000.14-R, vol. 2B, chap. 5, para. 050105. A.).” 

Amount: Up to $1.5 million

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Emergency Award: Social, Behavioral and Economic Research on COVID-19 Consortium (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: June 9, 2021

Purpose: “The purpose of this FOA is to advance research on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 and associated mitigation efforts on individual, family, and community behavior and on how subsequent economic disruption affects health-related outcomes, with close attention to underserved and vulnerable populations.”

Amount: $500,000 in direct costs per year, up to five years

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Digital Projects for the Public

Application Deadline: June 9, 2021

Purpose: “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 (Discovery), $100,000 (Prototyping), $400,000 (Production)

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy: National Energy Technology Laboratory

Title: University-Based Energy Industry Research and Development of Scalable Cyber-Physical Solutions

Application Deadline: June 14, 2021

Purpose: “This FOA seeks to improve the cyber and cyber-physical security posture of the electric sector through the integration of the DOE Cybersecurity Roadmap Vision statement of ensuring that resilient energy delivery systems are designed, installed, operated, and maintained to survive a cyber incident while sustaining critical functions.” 

Amount: $2,000,000

 

Funding Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Title: Health Equity Scholars for Action

Application Deadline: June 16, 2021

Purpose: “The goal of HES4A is to support the career development and academic advancement of researchers from historically underrepresented backgrounds who conduct health equity research. Grants will be awarded to address the challenges that underrepresented researchers experience; help them overcome obstacles to earning tenure; and make progress toward acquiring independent research funding. Grants will support three aspects of career development: research, mentorship, and connection with a community of support.” 

Amount: $250,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: June 16, 2021

Purpose: “The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research grant applications to support research designed to elucidate the etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and optimal means of service delivery in relation to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). An R03 grant supports small, discrete, well-defined projects that can be completed in two years and that require limited resources. An R03 grant application may not contain extensive detail or discussion. R03 applications may include development of new research methodologies or technology, secondary analysis of existing data, and pilot or feasibility studies. Preliminary data are not required, particularly in applications proposing pilot or feasibility studies.” 

Amount: $100,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Engineering Research Initiation (ERI)

Application Deadline: June 18, 2021

Purpose: “The Engineering Research Initiation (ERI) program aims to support new investigators as they initiate their research programs and advance in their careers as researchers, educators, and innovators.  This funding opportunity also aims to broaden the base of investigators involved in engineering research and therefore is limited to investigators that are not affiliated with “very high research activity” R1 institutions (according to the Carnegie Classification https://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu/).”  Note – a webinar on this opportunity is scheduled for April 29, 2021.

Amount: $200,000 over 24 months

 

Funding Agency: Brain Research Foundation

Title: 2022 Scientific Innovations Award

Application Deadline: June 24, 2021 Letter of Intent due – WSU may only submit one nominee, so reach out to proposals@wichita.edu by May 15, 2021 to be considered for this award nomination. 

Purpose: “Brain Research Foundation is inviting your institution to nominate one senior faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent for the 2022 Scientific Innovations Award (SIA). The objective of the program is to support projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. It is expected that investigations supported by these grants will yield high impact findings and result in major grant applications and funding as well as significant publications in high impact journals.  To be eligible, the nominee must be a full-time associate professor/full professor working in the area of neuroscience and brain function in health and disease. Current major NIH or other peer-reviewed funding is preferred but evidence of such funding in the past three years is essential.” 

Amount: $150,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation

Title: Research Grants

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due June 30, 2021

Purpose: “NIHCM Foundation supports innovative investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system. Projects must advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy.” 

Amount: Varies, see website for previous awardees and amounts

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)

Title: Research on Research Integrity Conferences

Application Deadline: July 1, 2021

Purpose: “Research institutions receiving funding from any of the Public Health Service agencies are required to “[f]oster a research environment that promotes the responsible conduct of research, research training, and activities related to that research or research training, discourages research misconduct, and deals promptly with allegations or evidence of possible research misconduct.” 42 C.F.R. § 93.300(c). ORI's Research on Research Integrity Conference Grant Program supports conferences and workshops that advance the evolving field of research integrity by providing a forum for discussion of and producing tangible outcomes related to research integrity and compliance with 42 C.F.R. Part 93.”

Amount: $25,000-$50,000

 

Funding Agency: GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality

Title: Lesbian Health Fund

Application Deadline: July 16, 2021

Purpose: “The  Lesbian Health Fund (LHF), a program of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality, was established in 1992 to define, study, and educate lesbians and sexual minority women (SMW), as well as their health providers, about health issues facing SMW, LHF's mission is to improve the health of SMW and their families through investigation and research and is the only US research fund dedicated solely to the unique health needs of SMW.” 

Amount: Between $1,000 - $10,000

 

Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Title: 2021 Institutional Challenge Grant

Application Deadline: September 14, 2021

Purpose: “The Institutional Challenge Grant encourages university-based research institutes, schools, and centers to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.” 

Amount: $650,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Mechanism-Focused Research to Promote Adherence to Healthful Behaviors to Prevent Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Required)

Application Deadline: September 15, 2021

Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites R61/R33 applications to address psychological and interpersonal mechanisms driving adherence to behaviors or lifestyle changes relevant to prevention of cognitive decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD). Mechanisms of adherence may be studied in new, early- to late-stage (including Stage I-IV) behavior change trials. Successful applications will seek to identify malleable, mechanistic, psychological, or interpersonal targets that, if modified, will strengthen adherence to, maintenance of, and continued/renewed engagement in behaviors that may promote cognitive health and prevent AD/ADRD.  This FOA will support pilot research (R61) to identify, measure, and assess the malleability of psychological or interpersonal adherence-relevant targets that, if successful, can transition to an R33 phase for implementation of rigorous, proof-of-concept intervention studies.” 

Amount: For the R61 planning phase, the budget for direct costs may not exceed $225,000; For the R33 implementation phase, the budget for direct costs may not exceed $500,000 in a single year.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation: Division of Chemistry

Title: NSF Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs

Application Deadline: September 30, 2021 for CAT, CSDM-A, CSDM-B, CTMC and SYN; October 31, 2021 for CMI, CLP, ECS and MSN

Purpose: “This solicitation applies to nine CHE Disciplinary Chemistry Research Programs: Chemical Catalysis (CAT); Chemical Measurement and Imaging (CMI); Chemical Structure, Dynamics and Mechanisms-A (CSDM-A); Chemical Structure Dynamics and Mechanisms-B (CSDM-B); Chemical Synthesis (SYN); Chemical Theory, Models and Computational Methods (CTMC); Chemistry of Life Processes (CLP); Environmental Chemical Sciences (ECS); and Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry (MSN).” 

Amount: Average of $150,000 per year for three years

 

Funding Agency: Collins Aerospace

Title: Charitable Giving

Application Deadline: Grant cycle open now until October 31, 2021

Purpose: “We support a variety of educational and nonprofit organizations in the United States and around the world. Our community involvement includes a strategic focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, which is also our top priority for charitable giving. We also fund projects supporting the vitality of Collins Aerospace communities with an emphasis on programming that engages our employees.  Three pillars: inspiring youth to pursue careers in engineering and technology; investing in our current and future workforce; developing inclusive and sustainable communities. Pillars should align with focus on STEM education, workforce development, community vitality, and sustainability.” 

Amount: $10,000 to $20,000

 

Funding Agency: Simons Foundation

Title: Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Application Deadline: Ongoing - Letters of Intent accepted anytime

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

Amount: There is no recommended or assumed funding level for this program.

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Title: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) in Research on Risk and Prevention of Black Youth Suicide

Application Deadline: Varies based on research type proposed

Purpose: “The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to encourage research focused on Black child and adolescent suicide. Recent data suggest that Black youth, especially those under age 13, appear to be at higher-than-average risk for suicide and suicide-related behaviors.” 

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-15, 2021

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2021

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – varies based on discipline

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 17, 2021

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 6, 2021

Division of Materials Research – Oct 1-Nov 1, 2021

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – August 26, 2021

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

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

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 31, 2021

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

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

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

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jul 14, 2021

Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) – Jun 1, 2021

  

EDUCATION / TRAINING 

National Science Foundation Seminars:  April 30, 2021:

The WSU Office of Research is offering seminars and mock proposal reviews to prepare Faculty for applying to upcoming deadlines to the National Science Foundation.  The first seminar is National Science Foundation Proposal Development and will be led by Dr. Coleen Pugh, Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Vice President for Research.  The second seminar is National Science Foundation CAREER Proposal Development and will be led by Dr. Jan Twomey, Associate Dean of Engineering for Research & Faculty Development.  After attending the seminars, Faculty are invited to submit proposal documents for review by a panel of your peers.  Faculty who submit proposal documents must also commit to reviewing other proposal documents and sharing feedback at an in-person review event. 

April 23rd, 3pm-4pm, NSF Proposal Development seminar led by Dr. Coleen Pugh (addresses general proposal applications to NSF)

April 30th, 11am - 12noon, NSF CAREER Proposal Development seminar led by Dr. Jan Twomey (addresses the NSF CAREER program in greater detail)

May 21st, 5pm deadline for submissions of NSF CAREER and ERI proposal documents for peer review

June 4th, 11am - 1pm, Peer Review Discussion of NSF CAREER and ERI proposals led by Dr. Pugh and Dr. Twomey, lunch provided

Please email proposals@wichita.edu or sign up via myTraining to attend.  Please email fran.cook@wichita.edu if you have any questions. 

 


 

Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future: April 26-28, 2021

Our future depends on our collective ability to become effective stewards of the global commons – the climate, ice, land, ocean, freshwater, forests, soils and rich diversity of life.  The first Nobel Prize Summit brings together Nobel Prize laureates, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and youth leaders to explore the question: What can be achieved in this decade to put the world on a path to a more sustainable, more prosperous future for all of humanity? Across three days, the virtual event will combine keynotes and lively discussion with live performance and theatre. Speakers will explore solutions to some of humanity’s greatest challenges: climate change and biodiversity loss, increasing inequality, and technological innovation in support of societal goals.  The summit will ask: what can we learn from our collective response to the global pandemic? And, how can societies distinguish facts from fiction in a new information ecosystem? The Nobel Prize Summit is hosted by the Nobel Foundation and organised by the National Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and the Stockholm Resilience Centre/Beijer Institute. 

Register for the Free Virtual Nobel Prize Summit

 


 

Air Force Research Lab INSPIRE Virtual Event: April 28, 2021

The Air Force Research Laboratory Inspire is an annual celebration of the people and contributions that make AFRL an outstanding research organization. Inspire showcases the innovative ideas and passionate people AFRL has to offer in short, entertaining and thought-provoking talks.  Each speaker brings a different slice of AFRL that highlights our willingness to dream big and tackle heroic challenges for our Airmen and Guardians.” Attend to hear more about AFRL initiatives that may be of interest. 

Details about the AFRL INSPIRE Live Event Here

 


 

National Science Foundation Engineering Research Initiation (ERI) Webinar: April 29, 2021

The NSF Directorate for Engineering will hold a webinar on April 29, 2021, at 1:30 P.M. ET on the new Engineering Research Initiation (ERI) program.  The ERI programs aims to support new investigators as they begin their research programs and advance in their careers as researchers, educators, and innovators. The program will help NSF build engineering research capacity across the nation by investing in new academic investigators who have yet to receive research funding from Federal Agencies. This funding opportunity also aims to broaden the base of investigators involved in engineering research and therefore is limited to investigators that are not affiliated with “very high research activity” R1 institutions (according to the Carnegie Classification). Proposers may submit proposals only in engineering research areas supported by programs within the Divisions of the Directorate for Engineering.  During the webinar, NSF staff will present information about the solicitation and will answer questions from attendees. 

Read More about the ERI Program and Register for the ERI Webinar

 


 

XSEDE High Performance Computing (HPC) MPI Workshop: May 4-5, 2021

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is pleased to present a two-day MPI workshop. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to MPI programming. Both days are compact, to accommodate multiple time zones, but packed with useful information and lab exercises. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using MPI – the standard programming tool of scalable parallel computing.  This workshop will be remote to desktop only due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  When the registration has filled, there will be no more students added due to our current limits.

Register for the HPC Workshop

 


 

National Science Foundation Spring 2021 Virtual Grants Conference: Registration opens May 5, 2021; Conference to be held June 7-11, 2021

The Spring 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference is designed to give new faculty, researchers, and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF program officers will be providing up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and answering attendee questions.  Registration will be free of charge and opens on Wednesday, May 5 at 12 p.m. EST. The National Science Foundation anticipates the sessions will reach capacity very quickly, so they encourage you to register as soon as possible. In the meantime, please feel free to check nsfpolicyoutreach.com for the most up-to-date information and view recordings of sessions from previous years. For those who cannot attend the live conference, all recorded conference sessions will be available on-demand shortly after the event and posted on NSF’s website and YouTube page.

 

More Information can be found on the NSF Policy Outreach Page

 


 

HSI STEM Resource Hub Spring 2021 Jumpstart Grantsmanship Webinars: May 7, June 4, July 9, 2021

More information about the HIS STEM Research Hub here.  Webinar topics vary.  For example, Friday, May 7, 2021 at 3 PM EST is Community College Flash Talks: Our Impressions of the Challenges Community Colleges Face with Dr. Nora Garza; Small Steps to Connecting Community College Students to Campus with Dr. Becky Mercer; and Hurdles Facing Community Colleges Today with Dr. Jorge Iniguez. 

Register for Spring 2021 Webinars

 


 

National Science Foundation Bioeconomy Lecture: May 13, 2021

In this lecture, InnovATEBIO’s Principal Investigators Dr. Linnea Fletcher, Russ Read, and Dr. Thomas Tubon, will discuss their work to lead the biotechnology community to evaluate and meet workforce needs across biomanufacturing and biotech and how preparing the workforce can also increase economic development. They will also highlight unique partnerships they have established through their efforts in workforce development, including partnerships with Manufacturing USA and other federal agencies. The panel will also describe their efforts to broaden participation in the biotechnology workforce including participation in the NSF-funded Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) and working with industry partners to develop skills standards, improve onshore manufacturing, and increase supply chain security. 

Register for the NSF Bioeconomy Lecture Series

 


 

National Science Foundation CAREER Program Webinars: May 14 and May 20, 2021

NSF is providing information on the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program solicitation NSF 20-525 at webinars on Friday, May 14, and Thursday, May 20, 2021, starting at 1:00 pm Eastern time each day.   The NSF-wide CAREER program supports 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.  Both webinars will include a briefing on the CAREER program and key solicitation requirements followed by a question and answer session. Prior to the webinar, you can submit questions to NSF CAREER Webinar Questions.

Register for NSF CAREER Program Webinars

 


 

Computational Chemistry for Chemistry Educators Workshop: June 7 – June 15, 2021

This multi-day Computational Chemistry for Chemistry Educators (CCCE) summer workshop, offered in collaboration with the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE, supported by National Science Foundation grant number ACI-1548562), will begin 10:00 AM Monday, June 7 and will finish by 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 15. This workshop emphasizes hands-on molecular modeling and other web-based and commercial software important for incorporating computational chemistry into the undergraduate curriculum. No previous experience with molecular modeling is required. A list of topics includes:  Introduction to Computational Chemistry, Basis Sets, Choice of Theoretical Method, Single Point Energies and Geometry Optimizations, Electron Density, Electrostatic Potential, and Reactivity Predictions, Modeling in Solution, Computing Vibrational Frequencies and Thermochemical Properties, Computing UV-Vis and NMR Spectra, Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships (QSAR), Transition States, Systems Dynamics/Chemical Kinetics.  Please note that there is a two-step registration for this workshop; after registering here on the XSEDE portal, you will receive an email with instructions for also registering on the National Computational Science Institute website.  For further information, contact Dr. Shawn Sendlinger (ssendlin@nccu.edu).

CCCE summer workshop registration

 


 

National Institutes of Health: Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021

In an effort to support strong collaboration between Federal research agencies, NIH has made every effort to align the Biographical Sketch (Biosketch), Other Support format page and Application Form Instructions with the guidance issued by the Office of Science and Technology Policy Joint Committee on the Research Environment.  As a result, this Guide Notice informs the extramural community that NIH has updated its application forms and instructions to support the need for applicants and recipients to provide full transparency and disclosure of all research activities, foreign and domestic. The updated forms and instructions will be required for use for applications and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR) submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2021.

Link to the NIH Notice (NOT-OD-21-073)

 


 

ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions 2021 Annual Meeting – Session Recordings

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

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

 


 

Have you received this invite for expensive training that is not sanctioned by WSU? 

Live Online Professional Grant Development Workshop
Master the techniques of writing superior winning proposals
Sponsored by the Grant Training Center

Have you been wondering if this training is worth it or how to talk to your supervisor about finding funds for you to attend?  No worries, we have some alternative options for you to consider.  The WSU Office of Research offers several tailored training opportunities for WSU Faculty and Staff that will meet your budget (because they are FREE!) and that will help you develop your grant and proposal writing skills. 

Email funding@wichita.edu to:

  • Request an individual Research Orientation with the WSU Office of Research team;
  • Set up a Pivot account and receive guidance on how to search the database to find funding opportunities;
  • Attend Research Workshops that will help you with finding funding, budgeting and writing effective proposals (and much more)!

Please let us know how we can help you.

WSU Office of Research

316-978-3285

MAY 2021

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

AWARDS 

EPISTEMIC VALUE AND THE NORMS OF BELIEF

PI/Department:  Patrick Bondy, Philosophy

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-ARCS 

Amount:  $3,000

 

CITY OF WICHITA SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES RESEARCH STUDY

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

Sponsor:  City Of Wichita 

Amount:  $19,842

 

HARMFUL ALGAE BLOOM REDUCTION - FEASIBILITY STUDY (AMENDMENT #5)

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

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment-Kansas 

Amount:  $218,065

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR ELLINWOOD HOSPITAL

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

Sponsor:  Ellinwood Hospital & Clinic 

Amount:  $4,000

 

EA SUMNER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 1

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

Sponsor:  Sumner County Hospital District #1

Amount:  $3,900

 

GREAT PLAINS NATURE CENTER STAFFING ASSESSMENT

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

Sponsor:  Friends of the Great Plains Nature Center 

Amount:  $210,718

 

SUPERVISORY TRAINING

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

Sponsor:  Kansas Dept Of Labor 

Amount:  $10,908

 

SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE STRATEGIC PLAN PROPOSAL

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

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County Division Of Finance 

Amount:  $13,700

 

CAREER: TOWARDS PRIVACY-PRESERVING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION: FUNDAMENTAL LIMITS AND CODING SCHEMES

PI/Department:  Remi Chou, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation 

Amount:  $267,084

 

KNOW YOUR ENEMY: REFINING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF CARNIVORE BONE DAMAGE

PI/Department:  Laurence Dumouchel, Anthropology

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-ARCS 

Amount:  $4,000

 

ULRICH VIRTUAL

PI/Department:  Jana Erwin, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce / Natl Endowment for the Arts

Amount:  $7,500

 

THE APPLICATION OF SCALABLE PHASE SPACE SAMPLING ALGORITHMS TO THE SIMULATION OF QCD CORRECTED MULTI-JET EVENTS AT HADRON COLLIDERS

PI/Department:  Terrance Figy, Physics

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA

Amount:  $3,482

 

PHASE II SOS

PI/Department:  Debra Franklin, Strategic Initiatives

Sponsor:  Martin Defense Group / Office of Naval Research

Amount:  $399,453

 

MOCK TRIAL - LAUSD

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $3,500

 

MOCK TRIAL - DHVSTA

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $4,500

 

MOCK TRIAL - MTVKIN

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,500

 

MOCK TRIAL – HUAVVER VD

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $10,000

 

KANCARE DASHBOARD REPORTING SERVICES EXTENSION

PI/Department:  Amy Jones, Ennovar/Training & Technology Team

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment-Kansas / Centers for Medicare & Medicade Srv

Amount:  $246,568

 

KBOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TOOL

PI/Department:  Amy Jones, Ennovar/Training & Technology Team

Sponsor:  Kansas Board of Regents

Amount:  $38,640

 

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS

PI/Department:  Krishna Krishnan, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Spirit Aerosystems INC

Amount:  $200,000

 

EFFECTS OF THE USE OF CLEANING AND DISINFECTANTS CHEMICALS/PROCESSES IN THE MECHANICAL AND FLAMMABILITY CHARACTERISTICS OF AIRCRAFT INTERIORS MATERIALS

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $239,386

 

AIRFRAME CRASHWORTHINESS TESTING AND SIMULATION

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $36,500

 

BOBBY WATSON RESIDENCY

PI/Department:  James Pisano, School of Music

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce

Amount:  $2,000

 

KANSAS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS CY2021 (STATE)

PI/Department:  Marcia Stevens, Kansas Small Business Dev Center

Sponsor:  Fort Hays State University

Amount:  $171,290

 

KANSAS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS CY2021 (FEDERAL)

PI/Department:  Marcia Stevens, Kansas Small Business Dev Center

Sponsor:  Fort Hays State University / Small Business Administration

Amount:  $144,098

 

INSPECTION AND FRACTOGRAPHY ANALYSIS TO DEVELOP A DIGITAL TWIN FOR LEGACY AIRCRAFT - PHASE IV

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

Co-PI/Department: Melinda Laubach-Hock, Nat'l Institute for Aviation Res

Sponsor:  National Center for Manufacturing Sciences / Department of Defense

Amount:  $3,714,000

 

FACILITATION AND STRATEGIC PLANNING SERVICES

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $10,000

 

WICHITA COALITION FOR CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Children's Service League 

Amount:  $9,000

 

SPEAKER, KANSAS CRIME VICTIMS' RIGHTS CONFERENCE

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Governor's Grants Program 

Amount:  $ 594

 

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT PROJECT MANAGER AGREEMENT FOR 2021

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Leadership Center 

Amount:  $5,000

 

NORTON COUNTY COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Norton County Hospital 

Amount:  $6,750

 

NORTON COUNTY HOSPITAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN UPDATES

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Norton County Hospital 

Amount:  $7,250

 

DATA MANAGEMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Russell Child Development Center

Amount:  $17,000

 

#WSUWESUPPORTU SEXUAL VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND EDUCATION INITIATIVE

PI/Department:  Marci Young, Counseling & Testing Center

Sponsor:  Department of Justice

Amount:  $300,000

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.   If any of the following opportunities are of interest to you, please email proposals@wichita.edu as soon as possible so that a grant specialist may be assigned to assist.

 

Funding Agency: U.S. National Institute of Justice

Title: Recidivism Forecasting Challenge

Application Deadline: Submission Periods: May 30, June 15 and June 30, 2021

Purpose: “The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) “Recidivism Forecasting Challenge” (the Challenge) aims to increase public safety and improve the fair administration of justice across the United States. In accordance with priorities set by the DOJ, NIJ supports the research, development, and evaluation of strategies to reduce violent crime, and to protect police and other public safety personnel by reducing recidivism. Results from the Challenge will provide critical information to community corrections departments that may help facilitate more successful reintegration into society for previously incarcerated persons and persons on parole.”  Webinar held May 6, 2021 about the Challenge: Transcript and Slides

Amount: Up to $25,000

 

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

Title: Various: Improving Postpartum Maternal Outcomes for Populations Experiencing Disparities, Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions Targeting Mental Health Conditions in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Broad PCORI Funding Announcements, Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due June 1, 2021; Full Proposals due August 31, 2021

Purpose: “PCORI funds studies that can help patients and those who care for them make better-informed healthcare choices.” 

Amount: Varies based on opportunity, $750,000-$3 million

 

Funding Agency: Shockers Innovation Corps (I-Corps)

Title: Shockers Innovation Corps Summer Session

Application Deadline: June 1, 2021

Purpose: “Wichita State University is a National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps site. The Shocker Innovation Corps nurtures and supports Wichita State entrepreneurial teams interested in accelerating their STEM ideas, research and product commercialization.  Ideas / projects can originate from student or faculty work, research and institutional / industrial projects.”

Amount: up to $2,150 per team

 

Funding Agency: New Schools Venture Fund

Title: Racial Equity Application

Application Deadline: June 4, 2021

Purpose: “We are excited to launch our first Racial Equity funding opportunity. Through this new effort, we will invest up to $1.5 million in innovators of color with bold ideas to advance racial equity in education. We believe that the freedom to thrive is every person’s fundamental right, and that access to a great education, regardless of race or ethnicity, is essential to that freedom. And yet, despite important areas of progress, the promise of an equitable educational opportunity remains unfulfilled. NewSchools is committed to being part of the necessary change and we recognize the need to work on racial equity in a deeper way. Through this funding opportunity, our goal is to help you bring powerful, imaginative ideas to life that reach toward a racially equitable education system.” 

 

Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Education: Small

Application Deadline:  June 4, 2021 at 12noon

Purpose: “The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. We accept applications three times per year.”

Amount: $50,000

 

Funding Agency: US Dept of Defense: Army, Air Force and Navy

Title: Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI)

Application Deadline:  White Papers (strongly suggested) due June 7, 2021; full proposals to be due September 27, 2021.

Purpose: “The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education (hereafter referred to as "universities") that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. As defined in the DoD Financial Management Regulation:  Basic research is systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind. It includes all scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding in those fields of the physical, engineering, environmental, and life sciences related to long-term national security needs. It is farsighted high payoff research that provides the basis for technological progress (DoD 7000.14-R, vol. 2B, chap. 5, para. 050105. A.).” 

Amount: Up to $1.5 million

 

Funding Agency: Foundation for Child Development

Title: Young Scholars Program

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due June 8, 2021

Purpose: “The Young Scholars Program (YSP) supports scholarship for early-career researchers. The program funds implementation research that is policy- and practice-relevant and that examines the preparation, competency, compensation, well-being, and ongoing professional learning of the early care and education (ECE) workforce.” 

Amount: Up to $225,000

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Justice: Office for Victims of Crime

Title: OVC FY 2021 Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime

Application Deadline: June 14, 2021 Grants.gov; June 28, 2021 via Just Grants.

Purpose: “Through this solicitation, OVC seeks to provide funding to organizations that demonstrate innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology in innovative ways to interact directly with crime victims and/or to provide information, referrals, crisis assistance, and longer-term help.”  Please note, informational webinar to be held May 12, 2021.

Amount: Between $1 million - $1.5 million

 

Funding Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Title: Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems

Application Deadline: June 28, 2021

Purpose: “The purpose of this 2021 RTHS call for proposals is to fund research studies that evaluate or predict how enrollees are affected by Medicaid policy changes enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on communities of color, we are requesting studies that examine the impact of Medicaid policies on communities of color and/or explore how current or proposed policies may alleviate or exacerbate racial inequity and structural racism in the context of Medicaid. The goal of this funding opportunity is to generate rigorous evidence on the effects of recent Medicaid policy changes on enrollees, states, and others, and to inform and advance equitable policies and racial equity in Medicaid.” 

Amount: $150,000-$350,000

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Justice: Office for Victims of Crime

Title: OVC FY 2021 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Projects (2022)

Application Deadline: June 28, 2021 Grants.gov; July 12, 2021 via Just Grants.

Purpose: “The goals of this project are to increase public awareness of crime victims’ rights and services nationwide during the 2022 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, and strengthen the capacity of victim assistance agencies to develop a broad, collaborative approach to community awareness that highlights services for all types of crime victims.  This cooperative agreement will enable an organization to provide financial and technical assistance to approximately 50 communities nationwide to conduct public awareness activities on crime victims’ rights and services in their jurisdictions during the 2022 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.”

Amount: $300,000

 

Funding Agency: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Title: AAAS Lifetime Mentor Award & Mentor Award

Application Deadline: Nominations due June 30, 2021

Purpose: “The two categories of the AAAS Mentor Awards (Lifetime Mentor Award and Mentor Award) both honor individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. These groups include: women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities.”

Amount: Mentor Awards: $5,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation

Title: Research Grants

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due June 30, 2021

Purpose: “NIHCM Foundation supports innovative investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system. Projects must advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy.” 

Amount: Up to $1 million to be distributed across two journalism and research projects based on merit.

 

Funding Agency: American Association for the Advancement of Science

Title: AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom & Responsibility |Philip Hauge Abelson Prize | AAAS David and Betty Hamburg Award for Science Diplomacy |AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

Application Deadline: Nominations due June 30, 2021

Purposes: “The AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility is presented by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to honor scientists, engineers, and their organizations whose exemplary actions have demonstrated scientific freedom and/or responsibility in challenging circumstances.”

“AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Prize recognizes an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the advancement of science as a public servant, or a scientist who has been distinguished for both scientific achievement and other notable services.”

“The AAAS David and Betty Hamburg Award for Science Diplomacy recognizes an individual or a limited number of individuals working together in the scientific and engineering or foreign affairs communities who are making an outstanding contribution to furthering science diplomacy.”

“The AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, established in 2010, recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. The recipient receives a monetary prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, and recognition at the AAAS Annual Meeting.”

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

 

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

Title: Air Force Fiscal Year 2022 Young Investigator Research Program (YIP)

Application Deadline: July 12, 2021

Purpose: “The Fiscal Year 2022 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) intends to support early in career scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees by 1 April 2014 or later showing exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The program objective is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigator to recognize the Air Force and Space Force mission and related challenges in science and engineering.” 

Amount: $450,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Trans-Atlantic Platform Recovery, Renewal, and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World (T-AP RRR)

Application Deadline: July 12, 2021

Purpose: “The Trans-Atlantic Platform Recovery, Renewal, and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World (T-AP RRR) opportunity supports international, collaborative research projects that address key gaps in our understanding of the complex societal effects of COVID-19.  Specifically, T-AP RRR supports research that addresses one or more of the following challenges:  reducing inequalities and vulnerabilities; building a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable society; fostering democratic governance and participation; advancing responsible and inclusive digital innovation; and/or ensuring effective and accurate communication and media.  Proposals requesting NSF funding must fit within the scientific purview of the NSF Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE).” Note – a webinar will be held on this new funding opportunity on May 27, 2021.  

Amount: $200,000

 

Funding Agency: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Title: Beckman Young Investigator Program

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due August 3, 2021

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

Amount: $600,000

 

***LIMITED***Funding Agency: Kansas Health Foundation

Title: Impact and Capacity Grants

Application Deadline: ***LIMITED**Applications are accepted from now until August 3, 2021 and until funds are dispersed; only one application will be accepted per WSU department so you must coordinate in advance with the WSU Foundation if you are interested in applying. 

Purpose: “KHF will consider proposals of up to $25,000 that support either impactful projects or organizational capacity-building efforts from eligible, mission-aligned organizations actively working within one or more of the stated impact-areas; and, ultimately, contributing to reducing health disparities and promoting health equity.” 

Amount: $25,000

 

***LIMITED***Funding Agency: Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Title: AWS Imagine Grant

Application Deadline: ***LIMITED*** Because WSU may only submit one application per funding cycle, Notices of Intent must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by August 10 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by September 1, 2021.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by October 1, 2021 for Round 2.

Purpose: “Our goal is to empower nonprofit organizations to prioritize technology as a mission-critical component of their projects and provide support for organizations pursuing technology driven goals. As part of the program, we are seeking proposals for pilot projects, proofs of concept, or existing programs that utilize technology in a new or expanded way.” 

Amount: $30,000 or $150,000 plus AWS promotional credits

 

Funding Agency: AMERICAN CHEMISTRY SOCIETY, DIVISION OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS: SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Title: Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science and Engineering

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due August 15, 2021

Purpose: “The Cooperative Research Award in Polymer Science and Engineering is given to recognize the cooperative research between industrial and academic or industrial and national laboratory scientists. The cooperative research must be of significant importance to polymer science and technology.”

Amount: Award: $5,000 and travel allowance

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: August 31, 2021

Purpose: “The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (Noyce) invites innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting, preparing, and retaining highly effective elementary and secondary mathematics and science teachers and teacher leaders in high-need school districts.”

Amount: Award: $75,000 - $3 million depending on project type

 

Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Title: 2021 Institutional Challenge Grant

Application Deadline: September 14, 2021

Purpose: “The Institutional Challenge Grant encourages university-based research institutes, schools, and centers to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.” 

Amount: $650,000

 

Funding Agency: American Chemical Society

Title: The ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship

Application Deadline: Nominations due September 30, 2021

Purpose: “ACS Chemical Biology and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry are pleased to announce the annual lectureship to honor the contributions of an individual who has had a major impact on scientific research in the area of Chemical Biology and has published at least one paper in ACS Chemical Biology. The award will be presented at the Spring ACS National Meeting.  The lectureship will be administered jointly by the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Biology, Laura L. Kiessling (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry. The award will consist of a specially designed lectureship hosted by the Division of Biological Chemistry, a cash award, plaque, and travel expenses to the meeting. A symposium honoring the awardee will consist of invited speakers, a short award presentation, followed by the award lecture.” 

Amount: Lectureship, cash award, travel expenses

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Foundational Research in Robotics

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Purpose: “The Foundational Research in Robotics (Robotics) program supports research on robotic systems that exhibit significant levels of both computational capability and physical complexity. For the purposes of this program, a robot is defined as intelligence embodied in an engineered construct, with the ability to process information, sense, and move within or substantially alter its working environment. Here intelligence includes a broad class of methods that enable a robot to solve problems or make contextually appropriate decisions. Research is welcomed that considers inextricably interwoven questions of intelligence, computation, and embodiment. Projects may also focus on a distinct aspect of intelligence, computation, or embodiment, as long as the proposed research is clearly justified in the context of a class of robots.”  Please note, a webinar for CAREER researchers in the field of Robotics was held April 26, 2021.  You may access the recording of the webinar at the website above.

Amount: Standard NSF grant

 

Funding Agency: Wallace Global Fund

Title: Grants

Application Deadline: Rolling – letters of inquiry accepted anytime

Purpose: “The mission of the Wallace Global Fund is to support people-powered movements to advance democracy and rights and to fight for a healthy planet.” 

Amount: See website for previously funded projects.

 

Funding Agency: HALO

Title: Opportunities

Application Deadline: Ongoing 

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

Amount: See website for details about currently open opportunities

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-15, 2021

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2021

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – varies based on discipline

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 17, 2021

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 6, 2021

Division of Materials Research – Oct 1-Nov 1, 2021

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – August 26, 2021

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

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

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 31, 2021

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

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

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

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jul 14, 2021

Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) – Jun 1, 2021

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING    

 STEM for All Video Showcase: COVID, Equity and Social Justice

Researchers, practitioners, policy makers, informal educators, and parents interested in enhancing STEM education are invited to view videos showcasing federally funded projects to improve STEM and computer science education.  The online event provides an opportunity to hear how programs across the nation have addressed the challenges posed by COVID and related school closures, particularly in underserved communities. Over 1,100 presenters and co-presenters have come together to share 287 3-minute videos. More than half of the presentations address racial or gender inequities and provide strategies to broaden participation and quality experiences for students of all ages, from the youngest elementary students to those pursuing graduate degrees. Collectively they provide a comprehensive introduction to the creative work being done across the nation to improve STEM education in both formal and informal environments.  This event is created and facilitated by TERC and is funded by the National Science Foundation (Award #1922641).

View 2021 STEM FOR ALL Video Showcase Site

 


 

American Chemical Society Webinars: May and June 2021

May 27, 2021: How to Win Funding: Compelling Grant and Fellowship Applications
May 28, 2021: Skin-Inspired Organic Electronics
June 2, 2021: Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry
June 3, 2021: Chemistry and the Economy: Supply Chain Woes and is Industry “Sprouting” Green?

American Chemical Society Webinar Registration

 


 

National Academies of Sciences: 22nd Annual Roger Revelle Lecture – The Next Wave: A Generational Shift in Ocean Sustainability: May 26, 2021

This year, the virtual Lecture will feature Early Career Ocean Professionals leading the way on the UN Ocean Decade of Science for Sustainable Development.  The speakers will consider the ways in which we can transform how ocean science is generated and used, designing and delivering ocean knowledge to inform sustainable solutions and strengthening research capacity for applied decision making in our ocean. A moderated panel discussion will follow the presentations.

Register for the 22nd Annual Roger Revelle Lecture

 


 

Fulbright US Scholar Awards for Postdoctoral and Early Career Applicants Webinar: May 27, 2021

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar program offers a variety of opportunities specifically for early career and postdoctoral applicants. Applicants with fewer than five years of experience in their field/discipline can gain important research skills and build networks with fellow scholars. Join IIE for a discussion of program options and learn about some of the exciting new awards available around the world.

Register for the Fulbright Webinar here

 


 

National Academies of Sciences: Gulf Research Program Emerging ScienTalks: May 27, 2021

The Emerging ScienTalks Webinar Series provides a platform for Early-Career Research Fellows to highlight and teach their current research efforts. The webinars are intended to be educational and are designed with interactive learning elements. The Gulf Research Program welcomes educators and parents with students of all ages to join us for an hour of engaging science discussion.   This month we will discuss the topic: Engagement can Improve Scholarship and Increase Local Resilience.  Dr. Garett Sansom from Texas A&M University School of Public Health will discuss the fruitful relationship between communities and academia. Drawing from personal experiences, Dr. Sansom, will provide best-practices and bi-directional communication pathways to successfully navigate community/academic partnerships.

Register for the ScienTalk on Local Resilience

 


 

HSI STEM Resource Hub Spring 2021 Jumpstart Grantsmanship Webinars: June 4, 2021

More information about the HIS STEM Research Hub here.  The final session of the Spring 2021 Jumpstart Grantsmanship Webinars is on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 3 PM EST and is titled Responding to NSF Reviews with Erika Camacho. 

Register for Spring 2021 Webinars

 


 

Shocker Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Summer Session: June 7 – July 19, 2021

“Wichita State University is a National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps site. The Shocker Innovation Corps nurtures and supports Wichita State entrepreneurial teams interested in accelerating their STEM ideas, research and product commercialization.  Ideas / projects can originate from student or faculty work, research and institutional / industrial projects.”  Summer Session consists of six sessions scheduled from 1pm – 4pm.

Apply to Participate in the Shocker I-Corps Program

 


 

XSEDE High Performance Computing Workshop Series Summer Boot Camp June 8 – 11, 2021

This 4 day event will include MPI, OpenMP, GPU programming using OpenACC and accelerators.  This workshop will be remote to desktop only due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Registration Link and XSEDE Course Calendar

 


 

Data Science Webinar:  Technological Advancements to Enhance Weather System/Climate Change Research & Understanding (Part 3 in a Series): June 9, 2021

The demand for data science in making business, research and policy decisions continues to explode, as does the growing need for data scientists. In partnership with the University of Oklahoma, ORAU is hosting a webinar on June 9, 2021, 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET.  The purpose of the webinar is to drive more dialog on key factors that shape the current and future evolution of data science; promote more in-depth discussions on current trends; and discuss what it means to be a data educator, a data scientist, and a data policy maker and why all three are critical to advance data science.

Register for ORAU Data Science Webinar

 


 

Advanced Computing for Social Change Curriculum Development: June 17-18, 2021

The Advanced Computing for Social Change (ACSC) faculty curriculum development workshop will be held virtually June 17-18, 2021, 11am – 5pm Eastern each day. XSEDE Broadening Participation and Education Programs are seeking faculty from diverse disciplines and backgrounds who would like to incorporate the ACSC approach to teaching data analytics and computational thinking into their curriculum or are interested in using these tools in their research. This 2-day workshop provides materials informed by the ACSC student challenge to help introduce software tools, such as R, and classroom resources for data analysis, visualization, and computational modeling.

Advanced Computing for Social Change Curriculum Development Registration and overall XSEDE Course Calendar

 


 

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

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

KS Economic Outlook Conference Website / Registration

 


 

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

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

SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference Website

 


 

National Institutes of Health: Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021

In an effort to support strong collaboration between Federal research agencies, NIH has made every effort to align the Biographical Sketch (Biosketch), Other Support format page and Application Form Instructions with the guidance issued by the Office of Science and Technology Policy Joint Committee on the Research Environment.  As a result, this Guide Notice informs the extramural community that NIH has updated its application forms and instructions to support the need for applicants and recipients to provide full transparency and disclosure of all research activities, foreign and domestic. The updated forms and instructions will be required for use for applications and Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPR) submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2021.

Link to the NIH Notice (NOT-OD-21-073)

 


 

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

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

Read the NSF Blog Story Here

 


 

ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions 2021 Annual Meeting – Session Recordings

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

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

 


 

Have you received this invite for expensive training that is not sanctioned by WSU? 

Live Online Professional Grant Development Workshop
Master the techniques of writing superior winning proposals
Sponsored by the Grant Training Center

Have you been wondering if this training is worth it or how to talk to your supervisor about finding funds for you to attend?  No worries, we have some alternative options for you to consider.  The WSU Office of Research offers several tailored training opportunities for WSU Faculty and Staff that will meet your budget (because they are FREE!) and that will help you develop your grant and proposal writing skills. 

Email funding@wichita.edu to:

  • Request an individual Research Orientation with the WSU Office of Research team;
  • Set up a Pivot account and receive guidance on how to search the database to find funding opportunities;
  • Attend Research Workshops that will help you with finding funding, budgeting and writing effective proposals (and much more)!

Please let us know how we can help you.

WSU Office of Research

316-978-328

June 2021

Congratulations to those who received grants in May 2021!  Please help the WSU community stay informed by forwarding any notices of funding opportunities and/or training sessions to research@wichita.edu for inclusion in the next newsletter.  Good luck to all of you in your research efforts over the next month.  

Coleen Pugh, Vice Provost for Research

 

AWARDS 

RICE COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PROPOSAL

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

Sponsor:  Rice County Community Foundation

Amount:  $5,700

 

MULTISCALAR ANALYSIS ON NM POTTERY

PI/Department:  Crystal Dozier, Anthropology

Sponsor:  Versar, Inc.

Amount:  $4,597

 

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT STABILIZATION GRANT

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, KMUW

Sponsor:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Amount:  $172,774

 

EVALUATION OF THE USE OF MOBILE LEARNING APPLICATIONS FOR ATO TECHNICAL TRAINING - WISU - WDT002.

PI/Department:  Quan Lei, Psychology

Co-PI/Department: Carryl Baldwin, Psychology 

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $30,340

 

UNDERSTANDING NATIONALISM IN CHINA IN THE CRISIS OF COVID -19 PANDEMIC

PI/Department:  Xiufen Lu, Philosophy

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-ARCS

Amount:  $4,000

 

REU STUDENT POSITION FOR SUMMER 2021

PI/Department:  Thomas Luhring, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $9,480

 

CRII: FET: QUANTUM BAYESIAN NETWORK SIMULATION THROUGH EFFICIENT REPRESENTATION, TRANSPILATION, AND UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFICATION

PI/Department:  Saideep Nannapaneni, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $175,000

 

QUANTUM ALGORITHMS FOR REAL-TIME PROGNOSTICS AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT (FEDERAL)

PI/Department:  Saideep Nannapaneni, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Co-PI/Department: James Steck, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $11,003

 

QUANTUM ALGORITHMS FOR REAL-TIME PROGNOSTICS AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT (STATE)

PI/Department:  Saideep Nannapaneni, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Co-PI/Department: James Steck, Aerospace Engineering 

Sponsor:  Kansas Board of Regents

Amount:  $7,453

 

EXPERIMENTAL AND MATHEMATICAL BIOMECHANICS INJURY RESEARCH

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 

Amount:  $355

 

MOCK TRIAL - IVIVAST

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $5,000

 

ADVANCED NONDESTRUCTIVE INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ENHANCED PROCESSING STRATEGIES FOR SMART SUSTAINMENT OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

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

Co-PI/Department: John Tomblin, Nat'l Institute for Aviation Res| Caleb Saathoff, NIAR-Composites & Structures 

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research

Amount:  $1,500,000

 

DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF HIGH-PRESSURE RESIN TRANSFER MOLDING PROCESS FOR AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL APPLICATION

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

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

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $429,440

 

INTEGRATED THERMOPLASTIC CONTINUOUS FILAMENT FABRICATION AND FUSED FILAMENT FABRICATION FOR RAPID MANUFACTURING OF AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES FOR SUSTAINMENT

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

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

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $1,500,000

 

AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES WITH MACHINE-LEARNING AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR SMART SUSTAINMENT

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

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

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $1,411,931

 

CHARACTERIZATION OF THE VULNERABILITY OF COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT

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

Co-PI/Department: Caleb Saathoff, NIAR-Composites & Structures 

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $178,800

 

IDENTIFYING THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF CITY BIKE INFRASTRUCTURE EXPANSION POLICY

PI/Department:  Ruowen Shen, HWS of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-ARCS

Amount:  $3,989

 

"EMERGING TALENTS” WORKSHOP FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AT THE JOINT MEETING 15TH CONFERENCE ON NATURALISTIC DECISION MAKING AND 9TH SYMPOSIUM ON RESILIENCE ENGINEERING

PI/Department:  Joel Suss, Psychology

Sponsor:  Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Inc. 

Amount:  $4,000

 

HIGH TEMPERATURE UNIVERSAL TEST SYSTEM FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS

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

Co-PI/Department: Waruna Seneviratne, NIAR-Composites & Structures| Rachael Missri-Andrulonis, NIAR-Composites & Structures| Matthew Opliger, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $1,499,122

 

INSPECTION AND FRACTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS TO DEVELOP A DIGITAL TWIN FOR A LEGACY AIRCRAFT - PHASE II - MOD 03

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

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

Sponsor:  National Center for Manufacturing Sciences / Department of Defense

Amount:  $335,790

 

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY UPWARD BOUND REGULAR PROGRAM IN COMMUNICATION

PI/Department:  Carla Williams, Elliott School of Communication

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US

Amount:  $10,064

 

WSU TRAINING & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INSTITUTE

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $1,233,243

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.   If any of the following opportunities are of interest to you, please email proposals@wichita.edu 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!

 

Funding Agency: NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research

Title: Blueprint MedTech Pilot Program

Application Deadline: Required Letter of Intent due June 21, 2021

Purpose: “In support of the Blueprint MedTech Pilot, the POCTRN at CIMIT seeks groundbreaking collaborative research projects in the early stages of translation to improve the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. Applications must present potentially transformative solutions to unmet needs with an ultimate goal of improving healthcare outcomes. If successful, projects should be viable candidates for commercial development.  Awards up to $100K total cost are available to the most promising and innovative neurotechnologies to help support their development journey toward commercialization.  Awardees will also have the unique opportunity to work directly with mentors experienced in commercializing neurotech devices to help address project related business, regulatory, clinical, and technical issues.” 

Amount: $100,000

 

Funding Agency: National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

Title: Bridging Knowledge to Action

Application Deadline: Required Letter of Intent due June 29, 2021; Full applications will be due July 16, 2021 if invited.

Purpose: “The Gulf Research Program (GRP) is developing new programming around health and community resilience that prioritizes the needs and challenges of communities that are disproportionately at risk from climate hazards or other disasters. The GRP's new funding opportunity seeks projects that demonstrate how the use of data can help state/local/tribal governments achieve more equitable outcomes associated with climate hazards or other disasters in order to address the needs or challenges of communities that are disproportionately at risk.” 

Amount: $300,000

 

Funding Agency: Infinite Hero Foundation

Title: Grants

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due July 1, 2021

Purpose: “Since our inception in 2012, Infinite Hero Foundation has awarded more than $4.75 million dollars in funding and support to 37 different military service organizations offering innovative and effective programs or treatments for service-related mental and physical injuries.” 

Amount: $100,000

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Association

Title: Marian R. Stuart Grant

Application Deadline: July 1, 2021

Purpose: “The Marian R. Stuart Grant will further the research, practice, or education of an early career psychologist on the connection between mental and physical health, particularly for work that contributes to public health.” 

Amount: $20,000

 

Funding Agency: US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime

Title: OVC FY 2021 Fostering Resilience and Hope: Bridging the Gap Between Law Enforcement and the Community

Application Deadline: July 6, 2021

Purpose: “This program will support the development, implementation, and dissemination of a train-the-trainer trauma-informed, hope-centered framework to assist law enforcement officers with addressing trauma and adversity in order to repair and rebuild relationships within the community.” 

Amount: $750,000-$1,000,000

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Title: Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities

Application Deadline: July 6, 2021

Purpose: “The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces the availability of up to $10 million in competitive grants to assist communities with extremely high energy costs. The grant funds may be used to acquire, construct, or improve energy generation, transmission, or distribution facilities serving communities where the average annual residential expenditure for hoe energy exceeds 275% of the national average. Eligible projects also include on-grid and off-grid renewable energy projects and the implementation of energy efficiency and energy conservation projects for eligible communities. Projects cannot be for the primary benefit of a single household or business. Grant funds may not be used for the preparation of the grant application, operating costs, or for the purchase of any equipment, structures, or real estate not directly associated with the provision of community energy services.” 

Amount: $100,000 - $3,000,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Racial Equity in STEM Education

Application Deadline: Next two submission windows are July 13, 2021 and October 12, 2021; Prospective PIs are encouraged to send a one-page concept paper in advance of submission. 

Purpose: “Persistent racial injustices and inequalities in the United States have led to renewed concern and interest in addressing systemic racism.  The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seeks to support bold, ground-breaking, and potentially transformative projects addressing systemic racism in STEM. Proposals should advance racial equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development through research (both fundamental and applied) and practice.  Core to this funding opportunity is that proposals are led by, or developed and led in authentic partnership with, individuals and communities most impacted by the inequities caused by systemic racism.  The voices, knowledge, and experiences of those who have been impacted by enduring racial inequities should be at the center of these proposals, including in, for example: project leadership and research positions, conceptualization of the proposal, decision-making processes, and the interpretation and dissemination of evidence and research results. The proposed work should provide positive outcomes for the individuals and communities engaged and should recognize peoples’ humanity, experiences, and resilience. Proposals need to consider systemic barriers to opportunities and benefits, and how these barriers impact access to, retention in, and success in STEM education, research, and workforce development. Competitive proposals will be clear with respect to how the work advances racial equity and addresses systemic racism, as these constructs may have different meanings in different settings.” 

Amount: Standard NSF Grant

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy: National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Title: Stewardship Science Academic Alliances

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due July 16, 2021

Purpose: “The Defense Programs’ Office of Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation within the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), directs research and development activities to maintain the safety, security, and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile. This nuclear deterrent remains a vital part of our national security infrastructure. It maintains strategic stability, deters potential adversaries, and reassures our allies and partners of our security commitments. Since 1992, the United States has observed the moratorium on underground nuclear testing while significantly decreasing the size of its nuclear arsenal. National Policy required NNSA and its weapons laboratories to institute the science-based Stockpile Stewardship Program (SSP) to ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of the stockpile, while allowing the country to pursue a variety of nonproliferation and disarmament goals. The SSP combines sophisticated experiments, highly accurate physics modeling, and improved computational power to simulate and predict nuclear weapon performance over a wide range of conditions and scenarios. The Stewardship Science Academic Alliances (SSAA) Program was established in 2002 to support state-of-the-art research at U.S. academic institutions in areas of fundamental physical science and technology of relevance to the SSP mission. The SSAA Program provides the research experience necessary to maintain a cadre of trained scientists and engineers at U.S. universities to meet the nation’s current and future SSP needs, with a focus on those areas not supported by other federal agencies. It supports the DOE/NNSA’s priorities both to address the workforce specific needs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and to support the next generation of professionals who will meet those needs.” 

Amount: $50,000-$300,000 per year

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Title: Data Generation Projects for the NIH Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) Program (OT2) Other Transaction Opportunity Announcement

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent required by July 20, 2021; Full Applications will be due August 20, 2021

Purpose: “This Research Opportunity Announcement (ROA) invites proposals to the NIH Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) Program, soliciting Data Generation Projects to create flagship datasets based on ethical principles, associated standards and tools, and skills and workforce development to address biomedical and behavioral research grand challenges that require artificial intelligence and machine-learning (AI/ML) analysis.” 

Amount: The planned budget for this effort is approximately $96 million over a 4-year period. NIH anticipates making 5-8 data generation awards. However, NIH Common Fund procedures and OT mechanisms allow for significant flexibilities and adjustments as may be necessary to pursue catalytic and transformative initiatives.

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy

Title: WELLS OF OPPORTUNITY (WOO): AMPLIFY II & REAMPLIFY

Application Deadline: July 26, 2021; NOTE – an informational webinar to be held on June 30, 2021

Purpose: “Through the FY21 Wells of Opportunity (referred to as WOO going forward) FOA, GTO is soliciting geothermal and hydrocarbon well owners or operators with existing wells that are willing to partner with DOE to advance and test EGS technologies in-situ. These wells could be “idle” or currently used for injection, production, and/or monitoring. Due to the criticality of the technology prototyping and methodology testing phase of research and development in the innovation pipeline, this FOA focuses on active field testing, where the Federal government takes on the majority of the associated cost and risks.” 

Amount: $450,000-$2,500,000

 

Funding Agency: Russell Sage Foundation

Title: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due July 28, 2021

Purpose: “The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on Race, Ethnicity & Immigration supports innovative investigator-initiated research on the social, economic, and political effects of the changing racial and ethnic composition of the U.S. population, including the transformation of communities and ideas about what it means to be American. We are especially interested in research that examines the roles of race, ethnicity, nativity, gender and legal status in outcomes for immigrants, U.S.-born racial and ethnic minorities, and native-born whites.  RSF encourages multi-disciplinary perspectives and methods that both strengthen the data, theory, and methods of social science research and foster a better understanding of how to foster the ideals of a pluralist society. Proposals may focus on any one or more of the issues—race, and/or ethnicity, and/or immigration.” 

Amount: Trustee Grants are generally capped at $175,000, including 15% indirect costs, over a two-year period. Presidential Awards are capped at $35,000 (no indirect costs). PIs may request up to $50,000 (no indirect costs) when the proposed research project has special needs for gathering data (e.g.: qualitative research) or gaining access to restricted-use data.

 

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

Title: Summer Stipends

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by August 1, 2021 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by August 22, 2021.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by September 22, 2021.

Purpose: The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Stipends program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication. The program works to accomplish this goal by:

  • Providing small awards to individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both
  • Supporting projects at any stage of development, but especially early-stage research and late-stage writing in which small awards are most effective
  • Furthering the NEH’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in the humanities by encouraging applications from independent scholars and faculty at Hispanic Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and community colleges

Amount: $6,000

 

Funding Agency: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Title: Research Grants

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due August 1, 2021 for Focus Grants; Due Date November 15, 2021 for all Innovation Grants

Purpose: “Our research grants support studies that will increase our understanding of suicide or test treatments and other interventions that save lives.” 

Amount: Focus Grants are $300,000 per year for three years; Standard Research Innovation Grants are $100,000 over two years.

 

Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due August 4, 2021

Purpose: “Over the past decade, a growing body of research has illuminated the conditions that facilitate the use of research evidence in policy and practice. For example, studies find that when research is relevant to decision makers, deliberated over thoughtfully, and embedded in policymaking processes, routines, and tools, the findings are more likely to be used. Still, there remain many unanswered questions that are critical to understanding how to improve the production and use of research evidence. What’s more, there is a scarcity of evidence supporting the notion that research use in policy and practice will necessarily improve youth outcomes. Serious scientific inquiry is needed. We need to know the conditions under which using research evidence improves decision making, policy implementation, service delivery, and, ultimately, youth outcomes. In short, we need research on the use of research.” 

Amount: $100,000-$1,000,000

 

Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due August 4, 2021

Purpose: “Our focus on reducing inequality grew out of our view that research can do more than help us understand the problem of inequality—it can generate effective responses. We believe that it is time to build stronger bodies of knowledge on how to reduce inequality in the United States and to move beyond the mounting research evidence about the scope, causes, and consequences of inequality. Toward this end, we seek studies that aim 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. We prioritize studies about reducing inequality on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.” 

Amount: $100,000-$600,000

 

Funding Agency:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Title: Trash Free Waters – Preventing More, Picking Up Less

Application Deadline: August 6, 2021

Purpose: “This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications from eligible entities for grants and/or cooperative agreements to be awarded. These awards will improve water quality, habitat, community resilience, and environmental education in the Gulf of Mexico watershed within the Continental United States (see individual funding opportunities for geographic specifications). For a list of projects funded by the Gulf of Mexico Division (GMD) under previous RFAs, please see the EPA Gulf of Mexico story map. EPA is seeking applications for projects within the four funding opportunities listed below, each of which has a separate Funding Opportunity Number (FON) and is separately posted on www.grants.gov.” 

Amount: $500,000

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy in partnership with Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)

Title: Roadmap Projects Request for Proposals (RFP3)

Application Deadline: August 10, 2021

Purpose: This is “a $4.8 million request for proposals (RFP) to develop emerging technologies for the manufacturing sector, including advanced sensors, cloud-based computing, advanced modeling and simulation, and artificial intelligence. These smart manufacturing technologies will improve the productivity and operating efficiency of the manufacturing sector, reduce waste and move the country towards President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.” 

Amount: $400,000-$1,000,000 depending on topic; note, cost match is required.

 

Funding Agency: National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Title: Public Engagement with Historical Records

Application Deadline: Optional Draft due August 10, 2021; Final due October 6, 2021

Purpose: “The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seeks projects that encourage public engagement with historical records, including the development of new tools that enable people to engage online. The NHPRC is looking for projects that create models and technologies that other institutions can freely adopt. In general, collaborations between archivists, documentary editors, historians, educators, and/or community-based individuals are more likely to create a competitive proposal. Projects that focus on innovative methods to introduce primary source materials and how to use them in multiple locations also are more likely to create a competitive proposal.” 

Amount: $50,000-$150,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: NIA Research and Entrepreneurial Development Immersion (REDI): Mentored Entrepreneurial Career Development Award (K01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: August 29, 2021

Purpose: “To boost the number of university startups in the field of aging and to facilitate various career opportunities for early career scientists, NIA is seeking candidates proposing a varied set of experiential learning activities geared towards gaining a broad set of skills and knowledge required of translational scientists and entrepreneurs. This skills and knowledge base includes scientific communications, an understanding of the intellectual property process and landscape, regulatory and reimbursement pathway knowledge, the ability to identify unmet needs within markets and define value propositions, and a clear understanding of the biomedical development path, financing sources, and challenges. The selected candidates should receive structured career development experiences wherein translational aging research is combined with entrepreneurial communications, and/or policy training. The experimental research is expected to be supplemented with participation in entrepreneurial training and business development course-based and experiential learning programs (including course-based and experiential learning entrepreneurial training programs, relevant certificate programs, mentoring programs, etc.), external seminars, invited lectures, and networking with industry.  The objective of this award is to provide entrepreneurial development support as well as provide salary and research support for a sustained period of “protected time” for intensive research career development, under the guidance of an experienced mentor or sponsor in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences leading to independence. Unlike the parent K01 FOA, it is expected that candidates funded through this FOA may pursue careers other than academic research, including but not limited to research careers in industry and scientific business development, including small business development activities and the future submission of NIH small business grant applications.” 

Amount: NIH will contribute $50,000 per year toward the research and career 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. These funds may be used for the following expenses: (a) tuition and fees related to career development; (b) research-related expenses, such as supplies, equipment and technical personnel; (c) travel to research meetings or training; and (d) statistical services including personnel and computer time. Applicants are encouraged to allocate between 20-50% of these funds to support their participation in entrepreneurial and other relevant training programs.

 

Funding Agency: March of Dimes

Title: 2022 Research Grants

Application Deadline: September 1, 2021

Purpose: “March of Dimes is actively seeking applications for research grant funding that involve translational and actionable science that will lead directly to interventions or preventions. To meet the urgent need for COVID-19 specific research in maternal-child health, we are supporting investigations into ways to protect and care for women preparing for childbirth, the families caring for a newborn, and healthcare providers in a pandemic climate. The Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Awards (BOC) are funded in a program specifically designed to support scientists just embarking on their independent research careers. Created in 1973 and named for the first March of Dimes chairman and president, this program provides funding to young investigators to start their own research projects on topics related to the March of Dimes mission.”

Amount: Previous awards $100,000-$125,000

 

Funding Agency: Department of Defense DEPSCoR

Title: Defense Established Programs to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) – Research Collaboration and Capacity Building

Application Deadline: White Papers due September 20, 2021

Purpose: “The Research Collaboration funding opportunity seeks proposals that advance knowledge in basic science involving bold and ambitious research that may lead to extraordinary outcomes such as disrupting accepted theories and perspectives. Proposals must be submitted by a pair of researchers in DEPSCoR States/Territories (Applicant and Collaborator) aimed at introducing potential applicants to the DoD’s unique research challenges and its supportive research ecosystem.  The Capacity Building funding opportunity aims to support the strategic objectives of IHEs (either individually or in partnership with others) in DEPSCoR States/Territories to achieve basic research excellence in areas of high relevance to the DoD.” 

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

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

Title: NIH Support for Research Excellence – First Independent Research (SuRE-First) Award (R16 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: September 28, 2021

Purpose: “SuRE is a research capacity building program designed to develop and sustain research excellence in U.S. higher education institutions that receive limited NIH research support and serve students from groups underrepresented in biomedical research (see NOT-OD-20-031) with an emphasis on providing students with research opportunities and enriching the research environment at the applicant institutions.  The purpose of SuRE-First awards is to support research grants for faculty investigators who have not had prior independent external research grants.” 

Amount: $125,000 in direct costs per year

 

Funding Agency: HALO

Title: Opportunities

Application Deadline: Ongoing 

Purpose: Halo is a marketplace and network that moves science forward by connecting scientists directly with companies for research collaborations and funding opportunities. “We also have three new partnering opportunities in agriculture with Valent, a global leader in sustainable agriculture. On Tuesday, June 19, Valent will be hosting a live, interactive webinar for scientists to learn more. Please invite interested faculty to register here.”

Amount: See website for details about currently open opportunities.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-15, 2021

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2021

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – varies based on discipline

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 17, 2021

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 6, 2021

Division of Materials Research – Oct 1-Nov 1, 2021

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – August 26, 2021

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

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

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 31, 2021

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

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

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

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jul 14, 2021

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

National Institutes of Health: Bridge to Artificial Intelligence (Bridge2AI) Scientific Meetings: June 2021

The new NIH Common Fund initiative Bridge2AI aims to dramatically advance widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) as a tool for biomedical research.  Upcoming meetings and previous recordings about the opportunities are available.

Bridge2AI Meetings and Recordings

 


 

NASEM Climate Conversations: Infrastructure: June 17, 2021

Mariette DiChristina (Boston University) will moderate a conversation with John L. Anderson (President of the National Academy of Engineering) and Thomas P. Bostick (former Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) about the different kinds of infrastructure and systems susceptible to climate impacts, the wide range of engineering solutions that can play a role in building a resilient and net-zero future, and the ways to help prepare the next generation of engineers for such a monumental task.

Register for Climate Conversation webinar

 


 

NASEM NAE-GRP Offshore Energy Colloquium: Lessons (Sometimes) Learned and Often Forgotten: June 22, 2021

Accidents with mass casualties, such as Macondo, occur all too often in disparate domains. Unfortunately, the lessons learned from such experiences often tend to have transitory impact. During this inaugural colloquium, several case studies will be examined to illustrate the challenges of establishing and maintaining appropriate corrective actions. This will lead to a discussion of the critical value added that can be provided by an effective safety culture, notwithstanding the difficulties involved.

Register for the Offshore Energy Colloquium

 


 

Virtual Defense Established Programs to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) Day: June 23, 2021

The Department of Defense will be hosting a Virtual DEPSCoR Day, on June 23rd starting at 10:00AM until ~5:00PM EDT. The Virtual DEPSCoR Day will include overviews of the Research Collaboration and Capacity Building Funding Opportunities, various panel sessions and breakout sessions with Program Officers representing the topics in the Research Collaboration FOA. To participate in the Virtual DEPSCoR Day, you must register in advance no later than JUNE 16, 2021.

Register for Virtual DEPSCoR Day

 


 

NASEM Gulf Research Program Webinar: Perspectives on Climate and Environmental Justice on the Gulf Coast: June 24, 2021

The Gulf Research Program’s (GRP) Gulf Health and Resilience Board (GHRB) will convene newly-appointed members of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council to discuss critical steps that are being taken or that need to occur to advance climate and environmental justice for all those who call the Gulf of Mexico region home. Audience members will gain critical insight into complex issues and learn about opportunities to equitably improve conditions in the Gulf of Mexico region, particularly within Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.

Register for the NASEM Gulf Research Program webinar

 


 

National Science Foundation: Computer and Information Science & Engineering Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) Program Webinar: July 7, 2021

NSF program directors from across CISE will host a 90-minute webinar to provide the CISE community with information about the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) and answer questions.

Attend the NSF CRII Program Webinar

 


 

National Science Foundation Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention: July 13, 2021

NSF is presenting a letter on the PIPP Phase I program.  This solicitation is for Development Grants as part of NSF’s new Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention (PIPP) initiative. This initiative focuses on fundamental research and capabilities needed to tackle grand challenges in infectious disease pandemics through prediction and prevention. NSF anticipates releasing a Phase II Center Grants solicitation around 2023. Note that submission or award of a Development Grant is not required to participate in the anticipated PIPP Phase II Center Grants competition.

Attend the NSF Lecture Session

  


 

2021 National SBIR Week: July 19 – 23, 2021

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

Register for 2021 National SBIR Week

 


 

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

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

KS Economic Outlook Conference Website / Registration

 


 

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

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

SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference Website

 


 

XSEDE Courses

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

Check for upcoming courses on the XSEDE Course Calendar

 


 

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

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

 


 

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

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

Read the NSF Blog Story Here

 


 

ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions 2021 Annual Meeting – Session Recordings

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

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

 


 

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Email funding@wichita.edu to:

  • Request an individual Research Orientation with the WSU Office of Research team;
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2020

MAY 2020

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Wichita State University Inside Research newsletter.  This newsletter will be sent every month to faculty and staff as a simple list recognizing WSU researchers for their grants awarded in the previous month.  It will also provide a list of upcoming funding opportunities, and a list of training events.  At this point, we are including some solicitations that would require collaboration with colleagues at other institutions.  We welcome any forwarded solicitations that you may receive (research@wichita.edu).  Please join me in congratulating the researchers listed below who received grants in April.

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

APRIL AWARDS

TRANSMISSION PLANNING UNDER HIGH RENEWABLE PENETRATION (YEAR 2)

PI/Department:  Visvakumar Aravinthan, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Sunflower Electric Power Corporation 

Amount:  $120,000

 

ZOE BELOFF: EMOTIONS GO TO WORK

PI/Department:  Leslie Brothers, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce / Natl Endowment for the Arts

Amount:  $5,000 

 

KDOC AND KBOR FALL PLANNING CONFERENCE

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

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce / Department of Education-US

Amount:  $12,840 

 

KDOC AND KBOR FALL PLANNING CONFERENCE

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

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

Amount:  $12,840 

 

ANCHOR INSTITUTION & INTEGRATED DATA PROPOSAL

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

Sponsor:  Opportunity Wichita Inc 

Amount:  $23,750 

 

OPPORTUNITY WICHITA LITERACY FACILITATION PLAN DEVELOPMENT

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

Sponsor:  Opportunity Wichita Inc / Kansas Health Foundation

Amount:  $15,000 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT (CSG) FY 2020

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, KMUW

Sponsor:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Amount:  $121,769 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT (CSG) FY 2020

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, KMUW

Sponsor:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting 

Amount:  $52,186 

 

FY 2020 STABILIZATION FUNDS (CARES) - FOR KMUW

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, KMUW

Sponsor:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting 

Amount:  $75,000 

 

K-INBRE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OFFICE (URO)

PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $14,354 

 

ONLINE TRIAL STUDY

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $11,000 

 

ONLINE TRIAL STUDY MAY 15

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $6,500 

 

FUTURE W/V-BAND SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS SECOND OBLIGATION

PI/Department:  Hyuck Kwon, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory 

Amount:  $40,000 

 

TEACHER EDUCATION COMPETITIVE GRANT PROGRAM

PI/Department:  Shirley Lefever, School of Education

Sponsor:  Kansas Board of Regents

Amount:  $74,592 

 

WEB-BASED PROBLEM-SOLVING SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES

PI/Department:  Rhonda Lewis, Psychology

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

Amount:  $7,385 

 

CORRELATION BETWEEN EFFECTS OF DEFECTS ON STATIC AND DYNAMIC STRENGTH BEHAVIOR OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $299,972 

 

B6 WING

PI/Department:  Caleb Saathoff, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  US Navy 

Amount:  $9,536 

 

3D SCANS OF AUTONOMOUS ATV

PI/Department:  Caleb Saathoff, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory 

Amount:  $ 455 

 

C3 BLADE MATERIAL TESTING - MOD 3

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

Sponsor:  US Air Force 

Amount:  $6,624 

 

EWD ASSET CAPTURE IN THE NORTH CENTRAL RRC

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute / US Army Contracting Command

Amount:  $250,000 

 

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE

PI/Department:  Melissa Walker, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / Environmental Protection Agency

Amount:  $13,500 

 

THREE YEAR MAINTENANCE & ONLINE ACCESS TO "VACANT LOT COST SAVINGS THROUGH NATURE BASED"

PI/Department:  Melissa Walker, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  Mid-America Regional Council 

Amount:  $18,450 

 

VISTA WITH NONPROFIT CHAMBER OF SERVICE

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Nonprofit Chamber of Service

Amount:  $4,500 

 

VISTA WITH CHILDREN FIRST

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Children First CEO Kansas Inc

Amount:  $4,000 

 

CHRONIC DISEASE ALLIANCE OF KANSAS SUPPORT, KANSAS COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER COALITION SUPPORT AND KANSAS COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER SYMPOSIUM CONTINUATION

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $90,000 

 

COALITION PRIORITY PLANNING PROPOSAL

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Wildcat Extension District 14 

Amount:  $12,580 

 

LOSS OF CHILDREN'S ACUTE CRISIS BEDS IN WESTERN KANSAS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  United Methodist Health Ministry Fund

Amount:  $27,000 

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County

Amount:  $6,845 

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Friends of Kiowa District Hospital and Manor Foundation, Inc

Amount:  $7,865 

 

SUPPORT FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ONECARE KANSAS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Topeka Community Foundation

Amount:  $74,924 

 

SAFE STREETS WICHITA - EVALUATION OF DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES, YEAR 2

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Partners For Wichita Inc / Substance Abuse-Mntl Health Srv Adm

Amount:  $4,200 

 

ASSET OPTIMIZATION IN TRANSMISSION PLANNING

PI/Department:  Mehmet Yildirim, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Amount:  $80,000 

  

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.

  

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

Title: CNRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) – for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2020 - Kansas

Application Deadline: June 26, 2020

Purpose: “To stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production.”

Amount: $20,000-$75,000 for one to three years

  

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Title: Digital Projects for the Public

Application Deadline: June 10, 2020

Purpose: “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 (Discovery), $100,000 (Prototyping), $400,000 (Production)

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate for Geosciences

Title: Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Application Deadline: Proposals Accepted Anytime

Purpose: “The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PRF) to highly qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an independent research program. The research plan of each Fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of AGS disciplines. The program supports researchers with Fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice.”

Amount: $94,000 (year one) and $96,000 (year two)

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Chemistry

Title: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP)

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Purpose: “CHE supports a large and vibrant research community engaged in fundamental discovery, invention, and innovation in the chemical sciences. The projects supported by CHE explore the frontiers of chemical science, develop the foundations for future technologies and industries that meet changing societal needs, and prepare the next generation of chemical researchers.”

Amount: $150,000 (approximately) per year for three years

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI)

Application Deadline: Phase I Preliminary Proposals:  August 11, 2020 // Full Proposals: by invitation only

Purpose: “The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. CCIs that address these challenges will produce transformative research, lead to innovation, and attract broad scientific and public interest. CCIs are agile structures that can respond rapidly to emerging opportunities through enhanced collaborations. CCIs integrate research, innovation, education, broadening participation, and informal science communication.”

Amount: $1,800,000 for three years (Phase I)

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

***LIMITED***

Title: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

Application Deadline: Internal Due Date: August 14, 2020 – Noon // LOI: October 5, 2020 // Full Proposal:  January 26, 2021

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NSF is continuing to offer opportunities to propose an NSF INCLUDES Alliance that has the potential to substantially broaden the participation of individuals from underrepresented and underserved groups in STEM, especially in STEM fields that lack diversity. Alliances use lessons learned, promising practices, evidence-based mechanisms, the science of broadening participation, and the research and evaluations from past and present efforts related to broadening participation in STEM. Alliances bring together programs, people, organizations, technologies, and institutions to achieve results at scale, provide new research, and leverage NSF’s broadening participation investments. Each Alliance is committed to collectively achieving common goals through a well-defined set of common objectives.”

Amount: $1,000,000-$2,000,000 per year for five years

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

Award Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Future Topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator and Call for Future Topics Conference Proposals

Application Deadline: May 29, 2020

Purpose: “The objectives of this DCL are to (1) solicit ideas in use-inspired research for NSF Convergence Accelerator tracks for FY 2021 that build upon prior foundational research in the IotF, NSF’s Big Ideas or other areas of research related to areas of national importance; and (2) solicit conference proposals to develop and refine those ideas to develop the technical content that will be used in a future solicitation. The topics must emphasize convergence research, which requires deep interdisciplinary collaborations.”

Amount: N/A

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

***LIMITED***

Title: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Application Deadline: Internal Due Date:  July 14, 2020 at Noon // Full Proposal: January 19, 2021

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

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

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  WSU may only submit two Track 1 proposals and only one Track 2 proposal. You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

Funding Agency: National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM)

Title: Investigator-Initiated Research Grants

Application Deadline: LOI: June 29, 2020 by 4:00 PM // Full Proposal (if invited) will be due in September. 

Purpose: “To support innovative health services research that will advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. Studies must have strong potential to yield insights that can be used to have a positive impact on the U.S. health care system by improving efficiency, quality, access to care, preparedness or equity. Studies involving direct patient care or clinical, bench science research are not relevant for this solicitation.”

Amount: TBD; previous award amounts have been around $50,000 each.

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes for Health (NIH)

***LIMITED***

Title: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2021 (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline:  Internal Due Date: June 26, 2020 Noon // LOI:  July 14, 2020 // Full Proposal: August 14, 2020

Purpose: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek applications for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs). This FOA invites applications for research center grants designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Amount: $800,000 per year - five years

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes for Health (NIH)

***LIMITED***

Title: NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline:  Internal Due Date: August 18, 2020 Noon // LOI: September 6, 2020 // Full Proposal: October 6, 2020

Purpose: The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) requests applications for the NIAMS Resource-based Centers Program (P30) for rheumatic diseases research areas within its mission.

Amount: $500,000 per year - five years

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

  

Funding Agency: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs - Dept of the Army

Title: PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health

Application Deadline:  Pre-Proposal: May 28, 2020 // Full Proposal: June 12, 2020

Purpose: The Investigator-Initiated Research Award is designed to support research with the potential to yield highly impactful data that could lead to critical discoveries or major advancements. The application must clearly demonstrate the project's potential short-term and long-term outcome(s)/product(s) (knowledge and/or materiel) and how they will impact a critical problem or question in the field of research and/or patient care in one or more Focus Areas published in this funding opportunity for the FY20 PRMRP Topic Area(s) of Emerging Viral Diseases and/or Respiratory Health.

Amount: $1.6 million

 

Funding Agency: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs - Dept of the Army

Title: PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health

Application Deadline:  Pre-Proposal: May 28, 2020 // Full Proposal: June 12, 2020

Purpose: The PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Award is a product-driven award mechanism intended to provide support for the translation of promising preclinical findings into products for clinical applications in one or more Focus Areas published in this funding opportunity for the FY20 PRMRP Topic Areas of Emerging Viral Diseases and/or Respiratory Health.

Amount: $5 million

  

Funding Agency: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Title: Beckman Young Investigator Program

Application Deadline:  LOI: August 3, 2020; If invited, full proposal will be due January 11, 2021. 

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

 Amount: $600,000 over four years ($150,000 per year, contingent on demonstrated progress after first year)

  

Award Agency:  Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Title:  BioArt Scientific Image & Video Competition

Application Deadline:  August 30, 2020

Purpose: Each day, scientific investigators produce thousands of images and videos as a part of their research; however, only a few are ever seen outside of the laboratory. Through the BioArt competition, FASEB aims to share the beauty and breadth of biological research with the public by celebrating the art of science.

Amount: Unknown if monetary award

 

 

Funding Agency:  The Sumners’ Foundation

 Title: Grants to USA Nonprofits for Civic Education and Activities

Application Deadline: August 1, 2020

Purpose: “Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states for civic educational programs and activities. Funding is intended to support teacher training as well as activities that educate and engage the public in the political process and government. Foundation grants are generally restricted to programming in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, although programs in Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri occasionally are made to qualified organizations.”

Amount: Unknown

Contact the WSU Foundation for more information by emailing Julia.Nkanata@wichita.edu

 

Funding Agency:  Russell Sage Foundation

 Title: Research Grants: Future of Work

Application Deadline: Letter of Inquiry August 5, 2020 // Full if invited November 19, 2020

Purpose: “Grants to USA researchers for studies related to the impact of changing economies for less-skilled workers. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to apply. Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, research should address social, political, economic, or psychological disruptions of the health crisis that affect social and living conditions. Funding is intended to support investigator-initiated research that will broaden understanding of the role of changes in employer practices, the nature of the labor market and public policies on the employment, earnings, and the quality of jobs of workers. The Russell Sage Foundation is especially interested in proposals that address important questions about the interplay of market and non-market forces in shaping the wellbeing of workers, today and in the future.”

Amount: $175,000 for two-year Trustee Grants // $35,000 for Presidential Awards // $50,000 for Data Gathering Related Projects

  

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Jumpstart Summer Grantsmanship Webinar Series (sponsored by NSF HSI STEM HUB)

Weekly on Tuesdays, May 12 through July 28, 2020

2:00 – 3:00 PM Central

The webinar topics include: Insights from Recent HSI Awardees, Framing Student Success, Developing Research Questions, Key Personnel & Letters of Commitment,  Biosketches & Evaluation, Developing Budget and Budget Narrative, Institutional Capacity and Open Sessions for Discussion.

Register in advance for individual sessions or the entire webinar series

  

National Science Foundation Earth Sciences Virtual “Navigating the NSF System”

May 21, 2020

2:00 – 3:30 PM Central

The Acting Head of the Disciplinary Programs Section and Program Director for Petrology and Geochemistry, Dr. Jennifer Wade, will conduct the session. In the past, this session has been presented at AGU in workshop format. The session will consist of a presentation by Dr. Wade as well as a Q&A portion. This session is aimed at scientists thinking about applying for NSF funding for the first time. Dr. Wade will discuss the NSF merit review process and criteria. EAR is committed to assuring current and future PIs that NSF embraces direct interaction with program staff – we are accessible and supportive and want them to succeed.

Register in advance to attend this webinar

 

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Webinars

Ongoing

Free CITI webinars are available on important topics related to COVID-19.  The Office of Research encourages you to stay up to date with any required CITI trainings to prevent proposal submission or award delays.  Commonly assigned CITI trainings include the Responsible Conduct of Research course titled “Externally Funded Researchers”.

Access to the webinars and other resources is available here.

 

National Institutes of Health VideoCast Opportunities

Ongoing

Stay up to date with the National Institutes of Health through their VideoCast webpage. Webcasts are available on many topics such as a previously recorded webcast on “Sharing, Discovering and Citing COVID-19 Data and Code” and upcoming webcasts such as “Pregnancy and Maternal Conditions That Increase Risk of Morbidity and Mortality Workshop.”

Past Events and Upcoming Events

JUNE 2020

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS 

KANSAS LINEAGE: A PROJECT DOCUMENTING AND SHARING THE STORIES OF OLDER FEMALE WICHITANS TO IMPROVE WELLNESS AND SOCIAL CONNECTION THROUGH AN IMMERSIVE COLLABORATION BETWEEN SOCIAL RESEARCH AND MOVEMENT

 PI/Department:  Cheyla Clawson, School of Performing Arts

Sponsor:  Regional Institute on Aging 

Amount:  $25,000.00

 

SMALL MOLECULE PROTEASE INHIBITORS AGAINST MERS-COV

 PI/Department:  William Groutas, Chemistry

Sponsor:  Kansas State University / Natl Institutes of Health

Amount:  $234,016.00

 

INNOVATIVE UPGRADING OF NATURAL GAS TO VALUE-ADDED LIQUIDS WITH ULTRAHIGH ACTIVITY

 PI/Department:  Shuang Gu, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC) 

Amount:  $3,784.00

 

STABILITY ISSUES IN SOME BIOMEDICAL, FINANCIAL, AND GEOPHYSICAL INVERSE PROBLEMS

 PI/Department:  Victor Isakov, Mathematics & Statistics & Physics

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation 

Amount:  $255,214.00

 

ONLINE TRIAL STUDY MAY 14

 PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $3,000.00

 

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING SERVICES

 PI/Department:  Krishna Krishnan, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Spirit Aerosystems INC

Amount:  $203,400.00

 

ADAPTIVE NUMBERICAL METHODS FOR BIOLOGICAL PATTERN FORMATION

 PI/Department:  Yuan Liu, Mathematics & Statistics & Physics

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC) 

Amount:  $3,784.00

 

HOT, DRY, AND WET AGAIN: EFFECTS OF DROUGHT AND WARMING ON WETLAND MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES

 PI/Department:  Thomas Luhring, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $117,096.00

 

KANSAS NATIONAL SPACE GRANT COLLEGE AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – OPPORTUNITIES IN NASA STEM FY 2020-2024

 PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $760,000.00

 

PROBABILISTIC APPROACH TO REVERSE ENGINEERING OF SPACEFLIGHT MOLECULAR NETWORKS

 PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $100,000.00

 

AN ACTIVE LEARNING FRAMEWORK FOR INCREASING GENERALIZABILITY OF MACHINE LEARNING MODELS

 PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $99,994.00

 

CLASSIFYING NEUTRINO INTERACTIONS WITH BEOSHOCK

 PI/Department:  Mathew Muether, Physics

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC)

Amount:  $3,200.00

 

SOMOS DE WICHITA: TELLING THE STORY OF ASSIMILATION AND IDENTITY IN WICHITA'S LATINO COMMUNITY

 PI/Department:  Jay Price, History and Geography

Sponsor:  Humanities Kansas / Natl Endowment for the Humanities

Amount:  $3,500.00

 

FACE RECOGNITION USING BODY-WORN CAMERAS

 PI/Department:  Ajita Rattani, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC) 

Amount:  $3,784.00

 

EFFECTS OF DEFECTS IN ADVANCED THERMOPLASTIC INTEGRATED STRUCTURES VIA AUTOMATED TOLLESS MANUFACTURING

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

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $1,500,000.00

 

EFFECTS OF PROCESS PARAMETERS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THERMOPLASTICS IN AIRFRAME STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS

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

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $1,500,000.00

 

STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE OF FIBER PATCH PLACEMENT FOR AIRCRAFT APPLICATIONS WITH COMPLEX CONTOURS

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

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $1,182,000.00

 

DEVELOPMENT OF JOINT AUTONOMOUS REPAIR VERIFICATION AND INSPECTION SYSTEM

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

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $1,193,192.00

 

COLD SPRAY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR RAPID SUSTAINMENT INITIATIVES

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

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $516,847.00

 

SHIVER SOLUTIONS

 PI/Department:  Mark Torline, Center for Entrepreneurship

Sponsor:  VentureWell 

Amount:  $5,000.00

 

WICHITA STATE ENVIROMENTAL FINANCE CENTER: CORE GRANT: FOOD WASTE SUMMIT PROJECT

 PI/Department:  Melissa Walker, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  Environmental Protection Agency 

Amount:  $69,095.00

 

AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF MUNICIPAL FINANCIAL CONDITION IN THE U.S.

 PI/Department:  Xiaoheng Wang, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC) 

Amount:  $3,784.00

 

TRANSITION METAL OXIDES FOR ENHANCE ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS

 PI/Department:  Wei Wei, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC)

Amount:  $3,784.00

 

BOARD DEVELOPMENT

 PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Leading Age Kansas

Amount:  $4,000.00

 

DATA MANAGEMENT

 PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Russell Child Development 

Amount:  $2,178.00

 

ESSENTIALS FOR CHILDHOOD COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN

 PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $70,048.00

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 

Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

***LIMITED***

Title: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Application Deadline: Internal Notice of Intent Due July 14, 2020 at Noon // Internal Pre-Proposal Due Date: July 21, 2020 at Noon // Full Proposal (if selected):  January 19, 2021

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

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

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  WSU may only submit two Track 1 proposals and only one Track 2 proposal. You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Health

***LIMITED***

Title: NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral Science

Application Deadline: Internal Notice of Intent Due March 12, 2021 at Noon // Internal Pre-Proposal Due Date: March 26, 2021 at Noon // Full Proposal (if selected):  April 16, 2021

Purpose: “Though the proportions of women and men are similar at the graduate level for biomedical sciences and in medical schools, women are underrepresented at the faculty level in both science and medicine, particularly in the mid- to senior-level ranks (National Science Foundation 2017 Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities; and 2016 CBE Life Sci Educ. 15(3)). Diversity of thought and expertise have been recognized as attributes that drive innovation, complement dynamic research, and promote excellence. Supporting the sustained advancement of women in biomedical careers has the potential to enhance such diversity in the faculty ranks across scientific fields. Doing so will also promote more inclusive research and clinical environments which are critical to retaining and advancing women in biomedical careers.”

Amount: Prize of up to $50,000 per institution 

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

***LIMITED***

Title: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

Application Deadline: Internal Due Date: August 14, 2020 – Noon // LOI: October 5, 2020 // Full Proposal:  January 26, 2021

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NSF is continuing to offer opportunities to propose an NSF INCLUDES Alliance that has the potential to substantially broaden the participation of individuals from underrepresented and underserved groups in STEM, especially in STEM fields that lack diversity. Alliances use lessons learned, promising practices, evidence-based mechanisms, the science of broadening participation, and the research and evaluations from past and present efforts related to broadening participation in STEM. Alliances bring together programs, people, organizations, technologies, and institutions to achieve results at scale, provide new research, and leverage NSF’s broadening participation investments. Each Alliance is committed to collectively achieving common goals through a well-defined set of common objectives.”

Amount: $1,000,000-$2,000,000 per year for five years

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Application Deadline: October 2020 (dates vary by program)

Purpose: “The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.”

Amount: “Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year.”

 

Funding Agency: The CHARGE SYNDROME Foundation

Title: Basic Science Research Grant Application

Application Deadline: July 1, 2020

Purpose: “to promote: a) new biomedical research into the etiology, genetic and molecular mechanisms and treatment of CHARGE syndrome or b) new research into the medical diagnosis and treatment of CHARGE syndrome.  Both established and new investigators are encouraged to apply.  Proposals are for funding from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 and may be in any area of basic, translational or epidemiological research.  Preference will be given to investigators who are new to CHARGE research and/or to new projects with clear potential to lead to future funding from other agencies.”

Amount: Up to $50,000

 

Funding Agency: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Title: Chemistry of Indoor Environments

Application Deadline: Ongoing – submit letters of inquiry anytime.  Note, you must be invited in order to submit a full application. 

Purpose: “To grow a new field of scientific inquiry focused on understanding the fundamental chemistry taking place in indoor environments and how that chemistry is shaped by building attributes and human occupancy.”

Amount: Varies – see website for list of previous awards. 

 

Funding Agency: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Title: Economic Institutions, Behavior, and Performance

Application Deadline: Ongoing – submit letters of inquiry anytime.  Note, you must be invited in order to submit a full application. 

Purpose: “To support rigorous and objective research projects on U.S. economic structure, behavior, and performance whose findings inform and strengthen decision-making by regulators, policymakers, and the public.”

Amount: Varies – see website for list of previous awards. 

 

Funding Agency: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Title: Energy & Environment

Application Deadline: Ongoing – submit letters of inquiry anytime.  Note, you must be invited in order to submit a full application. 

Purpose: “To advance understanding about the economic, environmental, security, and policy trade-offs associated with the increased deployment of low- and no-carbon resources and technologies across the energy system and the resulting impacts on the quality of American life.”

Amount: Varies – see website for list of previous awards. 

 

Funding Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Title: Estimating Children’s Soil and Dust Ingestion Rates for Exposure Science

Application Deadline: August 5, 2020

Purpose: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is asking the scientific community to propose transdisciplinary research to develop or apply innovative approaches/methods to improve the estimates, better characterize the variability, and reduce the uncertainty concerning chemical exposures via soil and dust ingestion for children aged 6 months through 6 years.”

Amount: Up to a total of $1.35 million, including direct and indirect costs, with a maximum duration of 3 years. Cost-sharing is not required.

 

Funding Agency: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Fellowships Office

Title: NRC Research Associateship Programs

 Application Deadline: Quarterly – next due date August 1, 2020

 Purpose: “The NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U.S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  In the NRC Research Associateship Programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among a large group of Research Opportunities available through this website.”

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Health

Title: International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research

Application Deadline: Standard NIH Due Dates – October 5, 2020

Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for international collaborative research on drug abuse and drug addiction. Newly formed or well-established research teams consisting of investigators from U.S.-based institutions and researchers in other countries may propose state-of-the-science research that takes advantage of unique research opportunities in other countries, speeds scientific discovery, and advances U.S. health science.”

Amount: Typical of R01, amount is not limited, but must be reasonable; project period up to five years. 

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities

Application Deadline: July 16, 2020

Purpose: “Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at institutions of higher education by developing new humanities programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses, or by enhancing existing ones. Projects must be organized around a core topic or set of themes drawn from such areas of study in the humanities as history, philosophy, religion, literature, and composition and writing skills.”

Amount: $150,000; one – three years

 

Funding Agency: NASA

Title: ROSES 2020: Astrophysics Explorers U.S. Participating Investigators

Application Deadline: Mandatory Notices of Intent due August 3, 2020

Purpose: “This ROSES program element for Astrophysics Explorers U.S. Participating Investigators (APEX USPI) solicits proposals for Astrophysics Explorers investigations in which investigators participate as a Co-Investigator (Co-I) for an instrument, experiment, or technology demonstration that is being built and flown by a sponsor agency other than NASA.”

“This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA), Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – 2020, solicits basic and applied research in support of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). ROSES is an omnibus NRA, with many individual program elements, each with its own due dates and topics. All together these cover the wide range of basic and applied research and technology in space and Earth sciences supported by SMD.”

Amount: D.13 Astrophysics Explorers is $125,000 per year per investigator.

 

Funding Agency: ECMC Foundation

Title: Grants related to College Success and Career Readiness

Application Deadline: Rolling Letter of Intent

Purpose: “ECMC Foundation is a national foundation working to improve postsecondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds… Demand for funding has increased dramatically in the last several weeks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on postsecondary institutions and the students they serve.  As a result, we are giving priority to those requests that address the immediate challenges and opportunities arising from the pandemic. We are especially interested in those proposals that focus on implementing systemic reforms to increase college success and career readiness for students from underserved backgrounds.”

 

Funding Agency: USDA America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative

Title: Targeted Small Grants Program 2020 Request for Applications

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent (required) due July 10, 2020

Purpose: “grants for innovative fresh food retail and food system enterprises that seek to improve access to healthy food in underserved areas”

Amount: Between $20,000 - $200,000

  

Funding Agency: Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE)

Title: Faculty Funding Opportunities and Awards (around the research theme of Cell and Developmental Biology)

Application Deadline: Varies based on each funding opportunity

Purpose: “The purpose of the Kansas INBRE (K-INBRE) is to strengthen the ability of Kansas researchers to compete effectively for NIH funds by building a “critical mass” of junior and senior investigators, as well as undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows supported with cutting edge technology within a scientific research theme. The scientific research theme chosen for the K-INBRE is Cell and Developmental Biology.”

Amount: Varies based on each funding opportunity

  

Funding Agency: Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE)

Title: K-INBRE Faculty Bridging Award  Year 2020, Round 2

Application Deadline: Noon, August 3, 2020

Purpose: “A Bridging Grant provides interim support to help a project in Cell and Developmental Biology continue for an eligible investigator who has submitted a grant to NIH that was approved on the basis of scientific merit, but fell short of the funding range (applications with a score below the 40th percentile will be triaged). These funds should assist in providing data needed to submit a revised application to NIH.  The resources available have been earmarked exclusively to help an on-going project that has just missed the funding cut-off to keep momentum going until NIH funds are secured.”

Amount: Budgets for an R01 -$40,000/direct costs; Budgets for an R21 -$25,000/direct costs. F&A can be added as appropriate to your campus for F&A recovery. The earliest anticipated start date is October 1. Funds must be spent or encumbered by April 30, 2021. Awards are contingent on project approval from NIGMS and the availability of future funds from NIH/KBOR.

 

 Funding Agency: American Chemical Society (ACS)

Title: Global Innovation Imperatives (Gii) Applications are Now Open!

Application Deadline: July 15, 2020

Purpose: “The ACS Gii 2020 program is now accepting applications through July 15th. The Gii program provides funding to an ACS group to hold a multi-day research event to contribute to the resolution of global sustainability issues. Up to $20,000 USD in funding is available for projects completed in 2020. Due to COVID-19, all program activities must be virtual and/or comply with local pandemic regulations. For more information, visit www.acs.org/gii or email us at intlacts@acs.org.”

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING 

Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center: How to Engage with the AFRL Research Ecosystem

Friday, June 19, 2020

8:45 am – 12:00pm EDT

This LIVE virtual event is a great opportunity for university researchers and administrators to learn how do business with the Air Force Research Laboratory --- from basic to applied.  Hear real accounts of researchers who have successfully navigated the system and transitioned work to the commercial sector. Get tips and resources from subject matter experts on applying for funding and building lasting relationships in the research ecosystem!

Subscribe here

 

US Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Assistance Webinars

Watch Anytime

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for funding opportunities, BJA hosts a Grant Applicant Education Series of webinars and solicitation-specific webinars.  The webinar topics include: Preparing and applying for BJA opportunities, overview of BJA funding opportunities.

No registration is required.

 

 Kresge Foundation Webinar: Communicating Critical Messages During Challenging Times

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

4:00 – 5:30pm CST

Description: “Every day, we rely on the experience and expertise of public health officials to protect us from threats like COVID-19. But as the pandemic continues, health departments around the country face challenges in communicating critical messages to the people they serve. Join the Kresge Foundation … and learn tips for how public health officials can assess audience needs and create clear and compelling messages to reach and engage them during different stages of a crisis.”

More information and registration here.  

 

National Science Foundation CAREER Webinar

Watch Anytime

Description: “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. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.”

Watch the pre-recorded webinar about the NSF CAREER program here.

 

 Health & Human Services Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Online Resources

Available Anytime

Description: “Explore all the ways you can engage and connect online with the HHS SBIR and STTR programs. Our suite of online resources and active social media presence make it easier to stay informed about the latest updates and events.”

HHS SBIR-STTR Engage and Connect Website

 

 Environmental Protection Agency Research Webinar Series

Available Anytime

Description: “We hold several monthly webinars dedicated to informing and training stakeholders and decision-makers about cutting-edge scientific research in order to provide assistance and solutions to environmental and public health issues.”  Upcoming topics include: Computational Toxicology Communities of Practice Webinars, Homeland Security Research Webinar Series, Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Webinar Series

EPA Research Webinar Series Website

 

Dell Technologies: University Research & HPC: Urgent Against COVID-19, Crucial for Discovery & Innovation

Thursday, June 25, 2020

11:00 AM PT

Description:  Join our panel of experts at top US research university high performance computing (HPC) centers to learn how the interdependence and impact of HPC and academic research continues to grow.

Register here

JULY 2020

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS  

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY UPWARD BOUND REGULAR PROGRAM IN COMMUNICATION

 PI/Department:  Richard Armstrong, Ed-Upward Bound Communication

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $287,537

 

DETERMINANTS OF SUPPORT FOR POPULISM IN LATIN AMERICA, 1998-2018 (URCA FY21)

PI/Department:  Dinorah Azpuru, Political Science

Sponsor:  Internal - University Research/Creative Projects (URCA) 

Amount:  $1,500

 

PROTECTIVE ANTIGEN TARGETING OF ANTIGEN PRESENTING CELLS IN VACCINATION (URCA)

PI/Department:  James Bann, Chemistry

Sponsor:  Internal - University Research/Creative Projects (URCA) 

Amount:  $4,500

 

SEDGWICK COUNTY CONSULTATION AGREEMENT (2020-2021)

PI/Department:  Andra Bannister, School of Criminal Justice

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County 

Amount:  $38,175

 

VALUE OF PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT AND FORM OF GOVERNMENT PUBLIC INFORMATION CAMPAIGN (HOME ACCT)

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

Sponsor:  Kansas Association of City/County Management

Amount:  $3,880

 

KANSAS HEALTH FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES SUPPORTING EARLY LITERACY (HOME ACCT)

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

Sponsor:  Opportunity Wichita Inc 

Amount:  $300,000

 

THE MYTH OF PRIMITIVE SOCIALISM

PI/Department:  Crystal Dozier, Anthropology

Sponsor:  Institute for Humane Studies

Amount:  $2,500

 

COVID-19 PPE RESPONSE GRANT AWARD FROM BCBS OF KANSAS

PI/Department:  Robert Gerlach, Tech Transfer & Commercialization

Sponsor:  Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship 

Amount:  $37,000

  

COVID-19 PPE RESPONSE GRANT AWARD FROM BCBS OF KANSAS (IN KIND SERVICES)

PI/Department:  Robert Gerlach, Tech Transfer & Commercialization

Sponsor:  Mid-America Mfg Tech Ctr 

Amount:  $7,500

 

EFFECT OF MIDWIFE LED TELEPHONE SUPPORT OR POSTPARTUM GROUP ATTENDANCE ON MENTAL HEALTH IN POSTPARTUM WOMEN (ARC)

PI/Department:  Jamie Harrington, School of Nursing

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC)

Amount:  $3,784

 

DEVELOPMENT OF A SMART REHABILITATION SYSTEM USING A  ROBOTIC EXOSKELETON AND WEARABLE SENSORS (ARC)

PI/Department:  Hongsheng He, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC) 

Amount:  $3,784

 

RII TRACK 1:  MICROBIOMES OF AQUATIC, PLANT AND SOIL SYSTEMS (MAPS) MEDIATING SUSTAINABILITY (YEAR 3) AND OBSERVATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL NETWORK ACROSS KANSAS

PI/Department:  Gregory Houseman, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $9,400

 

ONLINE TRIAL STUDY JULY 2020 (HOME ACCT)

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $6,500

 

EXOSKELETON OVERHEAD DRILLING PHASE 2

PI/Department:  Michael Jorgensen, Biomedical Engineering

Sponsor:  Spirit Aerosystems INC 

Amount:  $57,100

 

EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH: DEEP LEARNING BASED APPROACHES FOR PROTEIN-POST TRANSLATIONAL MODIFICATION SITE PREDICTION

PI/Department:  Dukka KC, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  North Carolina A&T State University / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $195,608

 

DISPOSABLE STETHESCOPE PROJECT (HOME ACCT)

PI/Department:  Nancy Kersenbrock, Instit Interdisciplinary Creativity

Sponsor:  Innovative Federal Operations Group, Inc.

Amount:  $7,000

 

INTEGRATION OF HUMAN FACTORS WITH THE AUTOMATION OF ROBOT-BASED UPPER-LIMB REHABILITATIONS

PI/Department:  Lisa Kline, Psychology

Sponsor:  Regional Institute on Aging

Amount:  $25,000

 

HIGHLY STRETCHABLE, HYSTERESIS-FREE PIEZORESISTIVE PRESSURE SENSOR USING A RAPID AND COST-EFFECTIVE DIRECT INK WRITING TECHNIQUE (URCA)

PI/Department:  Yongkuk Lee, Biomedical Engineering

Sponsor:  Internal - University Research/Creative Projects (URCA)

Amount:  $4,500

 

THE KANSAS NASA EPSCOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT (RID) PROGRAM YEAR 1 AUGMENTATION

PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $150,000

 

QUANTUM-ASSISTED REAL-TIME PROGNOSTICS AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT (ARC)

PI/Department:  Saideep Nannapaneni, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC)

Amount:  $3,784

 

RING-OPENING METATHESIS POLYMERIZATION - AMENDMENT #1

PI/Department:  Coleen Pugh, Chemistry

Sponsor:  Entegris, Inc. 

Amount:  $10,903

  

ELECTRODEPOSITION OF NANOCRYSTALLINE COATING ON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED PARTS FOR ENHANCED STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE

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

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $480,052

 

THE 8 FRONT DOORS PROJECT: EVALUATING NEIGHBORHOOD SOCIAL CAPITAL INTERVENTION IN SOUTH CENTRAL WICHITA (URCA)

 PI/Department:  Daria Shamrova, School of Social Work

Sponsor:  Internal - University Research/Creative Projects (URCA)

Amount:  $4,474

  

INVISIBLE CITIES: POEMS OF THE JEWISH DIASPORA (ARC)

PI/Department:  Samuel Taylor, English

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC)

Amount:  $3,120

 

EMERGING MATERIALS FOR HIGH-SPEED MISSILE APPLICATION

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Technology International / Department of Defense

Amount:  $1,600,000

 

KART PROJECT #2 FY21

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

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce

Amount:  $5,000,000

 

KART PROJECT FY21

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

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce

Amount:  $5,000,000

 

INSPECTION AND FRACTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS TO DEVELOP A DIGITAL TWIN FOR A B1 AIRCRAFT

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

Sponsor:  National Center for Manufacturing Sciences / Department of Defense

Amount:  $416,000

 

AN OPTIMAL CONTROL STRATEGY FOR FLEXIBLE SATCOM TERMINAL MANAGEMENT (URCA)

PI/Department:  John Watkins, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Internal - University Research/Creative Projects (URCA)

Amount:  $4,500

 

3 SUMMER VISTA ASSOCIATES WITH CHILDREN FIRST

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Children First CEO Kansas Inc

Amount:  $2,600

 

KDHE CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING PREVENTION PROGRAM (CLPPP)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $29,000

 

PROJECT TEAM COACHING - HOME ACCT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  HealthCore Clinic 

Amount:  $3,025

 

FOURTH AMENDMENT TO KANSAS SYSTEM OF A CARE AGREEMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $185,033

 

SUMMER VISTA ASSOCIATE WITH PEACE CONNECTIONS (HOME ACCT)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Peace Connections

Amount:  $1,300

 

AGREEMENT FOR PROVISION OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES (HOME ACCT)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County 

Amount:  $49,999

 

VISTA WITH STAFFORD COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (DEVON WILSON)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Stafford County Economic Development, Inc. 

Amount:  $6,000

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 

Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.   If any of the following opportunities are of interest to you, please email proposals@wichita.edu as soon as possible so that a grant specialist may be assigned to assist.

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NSF EPSCoR

Title: Internal Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: White papers will be due September 1, 2020; Full proposals (by invite only) will be due November 16, 2020.

Purpose: In summer 2021, Kansas NSF EPSCoR will submit a Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 proposal to the National Science Foundation.  Details will be announced by this Friday, July 17, 2020 regarding the general theme for internal proposals that will make up key components of this multi-million dollar/multi-year (up to $20 million over five years) multi-institutional request to NSF.  Friday’s announcement will include details on Q&A Zoom Sessions that will be held at noon on July 24 and August 13.   White papers on major initiatives to improve research infrastructure will be due to the KS NSF EPSCoR office September 1, 2020, with full proposals, by invitation only, due November 16, 2020.

Amount: $20 million over five years

 

Funding Agency: American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Title: American Fellowships

Application Deadline: Open August 1 – November 1, 2020

Purpose: “AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.” 

Amount: $6,000-$30,000

 

Funding Agency: American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Title: Career Development Grants

Application Deadline: Open August 1 – November 15, 2020

Purpose: “Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 2015. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation and dependent care.”

Amount: $2,000-$12,000

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: APF Visionary Grant

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Purpose: “The APF Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: Applying psychology to at-risk, vulnerable populations (e.g., serious mental illness, returning military, those who are incarcerated or economically disadvantaged). Preventing violence. Understanding the connection between behavior and health (e.g. wellness, diabetes, obesity). Understanding and eliminating stigma and prejudice (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability and socioeconomic status).”

Amount: $20,000 over one year

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: Wayne F. Placek Grants

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

Purpose: “The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. Since 1995, the Placek Fund has granted more than $1 million. The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research that addresses the following topics:  Heterosexuals' attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, including prejudice, discrimination and violence. Family and workplace issues relevant to LGBT people. Special concerns of sectors of the LGBT population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research.”

Amount: $9,000

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford Grant

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

Purpose: “The Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford Grant will provide up to $1,500 to support innovative work to support graduate students and early career researchers conducting work focusing on the understanding, prevention and/or treatment of the consequences of exposure to traumatic events such as sexual assault, sexual harassment and/or rape.”

Amount: $1,500

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants

Application Deadline: November 1, 2020

Purpose: “Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans (LGBT) people face many challenges in forming, defining and maintaining families.  This program seeks to encourage the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy through its support of promising young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward issues in this general area.  Preference is given to advanced students who have demonstrated their commitment to this area through their dissertation research plans.”

Amount: $10,000

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: SuperLab Research Grants

Application Deadline: October 15, 2020

Purpose: “The SuperLab Research Grant provides one undergraduate and one graduate student the SuperLab computer software which aids in conducting cognitive psychology research. The SuperLab software allows researchers to have immense flexibility when building experiments that rely on programming and it excels in collecting reaction time and other data during experiments.”

  

Funding Agency: Retirement Research Foundation

Title: Research Grants

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Purpose: “RRF funds research that seeks to identify interventions, policies and practices to improve the well-being of older adults and/or their caregivers. Preference is given to projects aimed at generating practical knowledge and guidance that can be used by advocates, policy-makers, providers, and the aging network. Of particular interest are: Interventional trials; translational studies; and health services and policy research, Projects that build on the investigator’s past studies, Proposals that include robust dissemination plans, if appropriate, to assure that findings reach audiences positioned to act on them.”

Amount: “Applicants are encouraged to develop realistic budgets that include all expenses needed to effectively implement their projects.”  Previous awards

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Disaster Resilience Research Grants (DRRG)

Application Deadline: August 14, 2020

Purpose: “Every year, communities across the United States suffer significant disasters from natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and other natural hazards. While these sorts of adverse events cannot be eradicated, their consequences can be less disastrous if communities reduce their vulnerabilities and increase their resilience.  Scientific and engineering research can contribute significantly to disaster resilience by revealing fundamental principles with implications for actions that can improve the nation’s disaster resilience. This solicitation, therefore, seeks to catalyze research into disaster-resilience relevant phenomena in support of improved, science-based measures or mechanisms for improved resilience, including improved planning, policy, decisions, design, codes, and standards or other relevant mechanisms.”

Amount: $200,000-$400,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Application Deadline: August 26, 2020

Purpose: “The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects. Undergraduate student participants in either REU Sites or REU Supplements must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.”

Amount: Total project costs--including all direct costs and indirect costs--are generally expected not to exceed $1,350 per student per week. However, projects that involve exceptional circumstances, such as international activities, field work in remote locations, a Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) component, etc., may exceed this limit.

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

Title: 1M Dollar International Quantum U Tech Accelerator

Application Deadline: August 4, 2020 (White Papers)

Purpose: “As part of Innovare Advancement Center’s global launch, it is announcing the Million Dollar International Quantum U Tech Accelerator, which is open to university proposers, both nationally and internationally. Interested participants will have an opportunity to submit a 1-2 page white paper to pitch at the virtual event taking place from September 1-3, 2020.  Pitches will cover one of four distinct tracks: Communication, Computing, Sensing, or Timing, which all represent critical areas for AFRL, and will help advance the center’s mission to build a magnetic ecosystem in which the world’s leading scientific and entrepreneurial talent tackle the greatest challenges to national security and economic competitiveness.”

Amount: $75,000 per grant

 

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

Title: Making Health Care Safer in Ambulatory Care Settings and Long Term Care Facilities (R18)

Application Deadline: Standard Due Dates; next due date September 25, 2020

Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will fund large research demonstration and implementation projects that pertain to ambulatory care settings and long term care facilities with a focus on implementing evidence-based processes to improve patient safety, especially those involving transitions in care.  AHRQ is interested in studies in these two settings that develop, utilize, and evaluate strategies to implement existing measures, metrics, tools or practices that have already been validated and have been shown to be efficacious in improving patient safety sites.”

Amount: $450,000 per year for up to three years 

 

Funding Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Defense Sciences Office (DSO)

Title: Broad Agency Announcement

Application Deadline: Proposals may be submitted on a rolling basis until June 11, 2021

Purpose: “The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is to identify and create the next generation of scientific discovery by pursuing high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and transforming these initiatives into disruptive technologies for U.S. national security. In support of this mission, the DSO Office-wide BAA invites proposers to submit innovative basic or applied research concepts or studies and analysis proposals that address one or more of the following technical thrust areas: (1) Frontiers in Math, Computation and Design, (2) Limits of Sensing and Sensors, (3) Complex Social Systems, and (4) Anticipating Surprise.”

Amount: Multiple awards are anticipated; however, the level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the scope and quality of the proposals received, as well as the availability of funds.

  

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)

Application Deadlines: July 24, 2020; June 24, 2021; June 24, 2022

Purpose: “With ESTEEMED, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) focuses on early preparation for undergraduate students in bioengineering or STEM fields relevant to bioengineering, such as engineering or the physical/computational sciences, which play key roles in biomedical technologies and innovation. Participants should be from diverse backgrounds and interested in ultimately pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and a research career integrating engineering and the physical sciences with medicine and biology. The program activities will begin in the summer before the freshman year and continue through the summer following the sophomore year. At that time, participants will be expected to enter an honors program that prepares high-achieving STEM students for doctoral programs in biomedical research fields. Therefore, only institutions with a federally or institutionally funded honors program that is open to students in the junior and senior years and that promotes STEM and entrance into a Ph.D. program are eligible to apply.”

Amount: Budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.  Maximum project period is four years.

  

Funding Agency: US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Title: Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Initiative

Application Deadline: August 31, 2020

Purpose: “Up to $60 million in Federal Funding to provide grants to eligible entities to develop model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. (23 U.S.C. 503(c)(4)(A)). Partnership with the private sector or public agencies, including multimodal and multijurisdictional entities, research institutions, organizations representing transportation and technology leaders, or other transportation stakeholders, is encouraged. Typically, a consortium is a meaningful arrangement with all members involved in planning the overall direction of the group’s activities and participating in most aspects of the group; the consortium is a long-term relationship intended to last the full life of the grant. Any application submitted by a sole research or academic institution and that is not part of a consortium will not be considered for selection.”

Amount: Up to $12 million.  Requires Cost Match.

  

Funding Agency: National Institute for Health Care Research

Title: Investigator-Initiated Research Grants

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due July 20, 2020

Purpose: “To support innovative health services research that will advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. Studies must have strong potential to yield insights that can be used to have a positive impact on the U.S. health care system by improving efficiency, quality, access to care, preparedness or equity. Studies involving direct patient care or clinical, bench science research are not relevant for this solicitation.”

Amount: Depends on applications received.

  

Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Title: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP)

Application Deadline: October 6, 2020

Purpose: “The purpose of this program is to support innovative, community-based initiatives to improve the health status of infants, children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to preventive care and services.”

Amount: Up to $50,000 per year.  Cost Match is required. 

 

Funding Agency: Pfizer, Inc.

Title: Pfizer’s Competitive Grants Program

Application Deadline: Varies by opportunity

Purpose: “Pfizer supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies.”

Amount: Varies by opportunity

  

Funding Agency: US Department of Agriculture-NIFA Sun Grant Program – SouthCentral Region

Title: Request for Applications

Application Deadline: Required Pre-Proposals due August 15, 2020

Purpose: “Authorized by Congress in 2004, the Sun Grant Program (SGP) is a national network of landgrant universities working in collaboration with national laboratories and government agencies, partnering to build a biobased economy. Sun Grant institutions are charged with making significant advances in biobased industries for the benefit of America's independent farmers, rural communities, and the public-at-large. The primary goal of the SGP is to address national energy needs and establish a national bioeconomy through coordinated regional research, education, and Extension activities focused on agriculture and forest-based fuels, products (chemicals and materials) and power.”

Amount: $342,230 over 36 months

  

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 1-16, 2020

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 16, 2020

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry – Sept 1-30, 2020 or Oct 1-Nov 2, 2020

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 18, 2020

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 8, 2020

Division of Materials Research – Oct 1-Nov 2, 2020

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – Aug 27, 2020 and Jan 28

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

Centers for Chemical Innovation – Phase I Preliminary Proposal Aug 11

Civic Innovation Challenge – Phase I Aug 3

Computer Science for All (CSforAll: Research and RPPs) – Feb 10, 2021

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 25, 2020

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) – Aug 26, 2020

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science – Sept 30, 2020

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Sept 16, 2020 and Mar 10, 2021

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Aug 5, 2020 and Jan 13, 2021

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) – Aug 11, 2020

A Science of Science Policy Approach to Analyzing and Innovating the Biomedical Research Enterprise (SCISIPBIO) – Feb 9, 2021

Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) – Jun 1, 2021

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

***LIMITED***

Title: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

Application Deadline: Internal Due Date: August 14, 2020 – Noon // LOI: October 5, 2020 // Full Proposal:  January 26, 2021

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NSF is continuing to offer opportunities to propose an NSF INCLUDES Alliance that has the potential to substantially broaden the participation of individuals from underrepresented and underserved groups in STEM, especially in STEM fields that lack diversity. Alliances use lessons learned, promising practices, evidence-based mechanisms, the science of broadening participation, and the research and evaluations from past and present efforts related to broadening participation in STEM. Alliances bring together programs, people, organizations, technologies, and institutions to achieve results at scale, provide new research, and leverage NSF’s broadening participation investments. Each Alliance is committed to collectively achieving common goals through a well-defined set of common objectives.”

Amount: $1,000,000-$2,000,000 per year for five years

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

 EDUCATION/TRAINING  

Jumpstart Grantsmanship Webinar Series

Two sessions remain in this Summer 2020 series:

July 21, 2020- Institutional Capacity
July 28, 2020- Open Session for Discussion

2:00pm – 3:00pm CST

The remaining webinar topics include: Institutional Capacity and Open Sessions for Discussion

Register Here for HSI Webinars

 

US Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Assistance Webinars

Watch Anytime

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for funding opportunities, BJA hosts a Grant Applicant Education Series of webinars and solicitation-specific webinars.  The webinar topics include: Preparing and applying for BJA opportunities, overview of BJA funding opportunities.

No registration is required.

 

National Science Foundation CAREER Webinar

Watch Anytime

Description: “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. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.”

Watch the pre-recorded webinar about the NSF CAREER program here.

 

Health & Human Services Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Online Resources

Available Anytime

Description: “Explore all the ways you can engage and connect online with the HHS SBIR and STTR programs. Our suite of online resources and active social media presence make it easier to stay informed about the latest updates and events.”

HHS SBIR-STTR Engage and Connect Website

 

Environmental Protection Agency Research Webinar Series

Available Anytime

Description: “We hold several monthly webinars dedicated to informing and training stakeholders and decision-makers about cutting-edge scientific research in order to provide assistance and solutions to environmental and public health issues.”  Upcoming topics include: Computational Toxicology Communities of Practice Webinars, Homeland Security Research Webinar Series, Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Webinar Series

EPA Research Webinar Series Website

 

Free CITI Program Webinar: Importance of Peer Review and Data Validation in Research

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

1:00pm CST

This webinar will discuss the ethical responsibilities of researchers publishing data critical for the safety and well-being of the people around the world.

Register Here – note registrations are limited to first 100 people.

AUGUST 2020

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS 

NAPS GRANT AGREEMENT

PI/Department:  Visvakumar Aravinthan, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Amount:  $15,000

 

CITY OF BEL AIRE COMPENSATION STUDY

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

Sponsor:  City of Bel Aire

Amount:  $8,860

 

SHE MOVED THE PRAIRIE: A DANCE FILM FOCUSED ON EARLY 20TH CENTURY EMBODIED WORK PATTERNS OF KANSAS FEMALE FARMERS

PI/Department:  Cheyla Clawson, School of Performing Arts

Sponsor:  Internal - University Research/Creative Projects (URCA) 

Amount:  $3,884

 

REGIONAL JOURNALISM COLLABORATION KANSAS 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, K M U W

Sponsor:  Curators of Univ of MO on behalf of Univ of Missouri-KC / Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Amount:  $49,305

 

K-INBRE CAMPUS COORDINATOR AWARD (CCA)

PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $14,800

 

K-INBRE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OFFICE (URO)

PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $51,800

 

MONNAT VIDEO

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered 

Amount:  $2,000

 

WEB-BASED TRAINING APPLICATIONS - FY 2021 RENEWAL

PI/Department:  Amy Jones, Ennovar/T3

Sponsor:  State of Missouri 

Amount:  $18,750

 

SMART WIRELESS, FLEXIBLE HYBRID ELECTRONICS FOR FALL RISK MONITORING

PI/Department:  Yongkuk Lee, Biomedical Engineering

Sponsor:  Regional Institute on Aging 

Amount:  $25,000

 

DOLLAR GENERAL LITERACY FOUNDATION SUMMER READING PROGRAM GRANT

PI/Department:  Karissa Marble-Flint, Health Professions Dean's Office

Sponsor:  Dollar General Literacy Foundation 

Amount:  $3,000

 

COLLISION SAFETY ANALYSIS

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  MITRE Corporation / Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $435,240

 

CORRELATION BETWEEN EFFECTS OF DEFECTS ON STATIC AND DYNAMIC STRENGTH BEHAVIOR OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $150,000

 

PERFORMANCE OF FATIGUE TESTS OF DOGBONE COUPONS FABRICATED BY NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

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

Sponsor:  Global Engineering & Materials, Inc. / US Navy

Amount:  $8,000

 

IMPROVEMENTS OF FLIGHT INSPECTION ANTENNA MODELING AND SIMULATION ADMINISTRATION

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $10,000

 

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT YEAR 5

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $155,837

 

UAS COMBAT FLIGHT INSPECTION PROJECT PLAN ADMINISTRATION

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $3,000

 

UAS CLUSTER INITIATIVE / SBIR ROAD TOUR SPONSORSHIP

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Strategic Initiatives Aerospace

Sponsor:  Development Capital Networks, LLC / Small Business Administration

Amount:  $1,000

 

INSPECTION AND TEARDOWN OF AGED IN-SERVICE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $500,000

 

INSPECTION AND FRACTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS TO DEVELOP A DIGITAL TWIN FOR A B1 AIRCRAFT

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

Sponsor:  National Center for Manufacturing Sciences / Department of Defense

Amount:  $18,335,268

 

INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION PROGRAM

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, FirePoint Innovations-Aerospace

Sponsor:  US Army Research Office 

Amount:  $250,000

 

ADVANCING AM POST-PROCESSING TECHNIQUES

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

Sponsor:  Auburn University / National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining

Amount:  $42,947

 

EMERGING MATERIALS FOR HIGH-SPEED MISSILE APPLICATION MOD 5

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Technology International / Department of Defense

Amount:  $11,000,000

 

EMERGING MATERIALS FOR HIGH-SPEED MISSILE APPLICATIONS MOD 6

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Technology International / Department of Defense

Amount:  $101,045

 

RESIN INFUSED FIBER REINFORCED MATERIALS GUIDANCE FOR AIRCRAFT DESIGN AND CERTIFICATION

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $600,000

 

EMERGING METALLIC STRUCTURES TECHNOLOGY (EMST) - TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT AND RESEARCH ROADMAP

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $160,026

 

CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE MATERIALS GUIDANCE FOR AIRCRAFT DESIGN AND CERTIFICATION

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $500,000

 

COMPOSITES MATERIALS HANDBOOK - 17 (CMH-17)

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $125,000

 

DEVELOPMENT AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT OF COMPOSITE CERTIFICATION GUIDANCE

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $180,000

 

ADMINISTRATION OF THE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR COMPOSITES AND ADVANCED MATERIALS (CECAM)

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $75,000

 

COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CENTER (CMTC): PEKK ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING (A2849)

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Technology International / Department of Defense

Amount:  $80,000

 

KANSAS STATE OPIOID RESPONSE SUB-GRANT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  DCCCA Inc. / Substance Abuse-Mntl Health Srv Adm

Amount:  $348,820

 

CEI KDHE COVID19 AGREEMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment-Kansas 

Amount:  $72,600

 

AMERICORPS MEMBERS WITH RAINBOWS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Rainbows United INC 

Amount:  $4,000

 

AMERICORPS MEMBERS WITH CHILDREN FIRST

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Children First CEO Kansas Inc 

Amount:  $6,000

 

AMERICORPS MEMBERS WITH LEGACY

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Legacy Ministries, Inc.

Amount:  $6,000

 

RILEY COUNTY NEEDS ASSESSMENT INTERACTIVE REPORT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Flint Hills Wellness Coalition 

Amount:  $4,000

 

SUMMER VISTA ASSOCIATE WITH RAINBOWS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Rainbows United INC 

Amount:  $1,300

 

VISTA WITH ALTERNATIVE GIFTS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Alternative Gifts, International 

Amount:  $6,000

 

VISTA WITH GOODLIFE OLATHE

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  GoodLife Innovation, Inc.

Amount:  $4,000

 

VISTA WITH STEPMC

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  McPherson County Community Foundation 

Amount:  $6,000

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.   If any of the following opportunities are of interest to you, please email proposals@wichita.edu as soon as possible so that a grant specialist may be assigned to assist.

 

Funding Agency: The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Title: Public Educational Media

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due August 28, 2020

Purpose: “Film and television grants are typically provided to non-profit production companies or public media stations for programs that have a firm commitment to national distribution. While projects funded by the Foundations concern a variety of subjects, supported programs typically focus on science or history, or have American youth as a primary audience.  Note that while the Foundations support work in all of these areas, open submission requests are considered ONLY for film and television productions.”

Amount: “Film and television grants typically range from $100,000 to $300,000 although the Foundations will consider larger requests. Grants can support projects that span multi-years.”

 

Funding Agency: Amgen Scientific Grants

Title: Competitive Grant Program in Migraine Research

Application Deadline: August 31, 2020

Purpose: “Amgen is delighted to announce the launch of the Competitive Grant Program in Migraine Research, which will provide an opportunity for early career investigators in the United States to compete for individual grants of US$50,000–150,000 for novel research proposals that seek to advance the medical knowledge of migraine. The program is limited to proposals from early career investigators (interns, residents, headache medicine fellows, and healthcare professionals within 5 years of completion of training) based in the United States and requires a letter of recommendation from their department or laboratory head.”

Amount: $50,000-$150,000

 

Funding Agency: Massage Therapy Foundation

Title: Research Grants

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due September 1, 2020 at 4pm CST. 

Purpose: “Massage Therapy Foundation Research Support Grants and Research Awards are awarded to individuals or teams conducting studies that promise to advance our understanding of specific therapeutic applications of massage, public perceptions of and attitudes toward massage therapy, and the role of massage therapy in health care delivery.  MTF research grants support high quality, independent research that contributes to the basic science of massage therapy application, including applied research investigating massage therapy as a health/mental health treatment and/or prevention modality. The research grant is available to investigators who have experience in the relevant field of research, and are presently associated with a university, independent research organization, or other institution qualified to act as Sponsoring Organization.”

Amount: $30,000-$300,000

 

Funding Agency: WITH Foundation (WITH) and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry

Title: Addressing the Challenges Primary Care Providers experience in serving Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities during Pandemic and/or Emergency Situations.

Application Deadline: September 3, 2020

Purpose: “This is an invitation for collaborative proposals that focus on projects that address the challenges Primary Care Providers experience in serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities during pandemic and/or emergency situations. Proposals should use one of the following approaches: 1) Educational materials: Develop additional educational resources related to pandemic and/or emergency response for Primary Care Providers who serve adults with I/DD; 2) Implementation: Supports implementation of service delivery models, i.e. projects that support community-based PCPs in providing care to adults with I/DD during pandemic and/or emergency situations; 3) Research: Supports regional or national research related to Primary Care Providers who serve adults with I/DD role during pandemic and emergency situations; A secondary goal of this RFP is to foster new partnerships or significantly enhance existing partnerships between disability organizations, self-advocates, community organizations, and healthcare providers.”

Amount: $50,000 over one year

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Public Humanities Projects

Application Deadline: September 8, 2020

Purpose: “The Public Humanities Projects program supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences through in-person programming.  Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history.  Public Humanities Projects supports projects in three program categories (Exhibitions, Historic Places, and Humanities Discussions), and at two funding levels (Planning and Implementation). Regardless of proposed activity, NEH encourages applicants to explore humanities ideas through multiple formats.  Proposed projects may include complementary components: for example, a museum exhibition might be accompanied by a website or mobile app.”

Amount: $75,000 (Planning), $400,000 (Implementation)

 

Funding Agency: Sony

Title: Sony Research Award Program

Application Deadline: September 15, 2020

Purpose: “As part of one of the world's most innovative and recognizable brands, we are committed to support university research and innovation in the U.S., Canada, and select European countries, while also fostering partnerships with university faculty and researchers. The Sony Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge academic research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers.”

Amount: $100,000 - $150,000 per year

 

Funding Agency: Learning Disabilities Foundation of America

Title: Grants

Application Deadline: September 15, 2020

Purpose: “Applications must be for projects which conform to the mission of the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America by responding to an unmet need in the field of learning disabilities. Funds are granted for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes or for the identification, ongoing evaluation, education of and services for children and adults with learning disabilities. Examples of project areas that fall within this philosophy: 1) Innovative research into the causes, the prevention and/or the alleviation of learning disabilities; 2) Distinctive public awareness programs to advance public understanding of the needs of persons with learning disabilities; 3) Innovative programs to advance the achievement of persons with learning disabilities, increase the support skills of their families, support academic and professional advisors, and enhance the understanding of learning disabilities by their colleagues and employer.”

Amount: Not Specified.

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Archaeological and Ethnographic Field Research

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Purpose: This is a new funding opportunity at NEH.  “The Archaeological and Ethnographic Field Research program makes awards to institutions and organizations conducting empirical field research to answer significant questions in the humanities. Archaeology and ethnography are important methodologies utilized by many disciplines across the humanities and social sciences that provide observational and experiential data on human history and culture.  Archaeological methods may include field survey and field-based remote sensing, documentation or visualization, and/or excavations in support of answering research questions in all aspects of the human past, including but not limited to ancient studies, anthropology, art history, classical studies, regional studies, epigraphy, and other related disciplines. Ethnographic methods may include participant observation, surveys and interviews, and documentation or recording in pursuit of research questions in anthropology, ethnolinguistics, oral history, ethnomusicology, performance studies, folklore studies, and related disciplines.”

Amount: $150,000 over three years

 

Funding Agency: Cigna

Title: Healthier Kids For Our Future --- Food Insecurity Grant Application

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Purpose: “We are looking for programs that attempt to address”… “gaps in delivering food and nutritional education to children.”

Amount: Unknown – up to $25 million total funding available over five years

 

Funding Agency: Cigna

Title: Healthier Kids For Our Future --- Mental Health Grant Application

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Purpose: “Our goal is to supplement existing mental health programming and help close gaps both within and outside the school environment to address loneliness, anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention. We will fund programs that foster collaboration between stakeholders including school administrators and teachers, clinicians, and local and national nonprofits to address mental health and emotional well-being challenges for children.  Partners are encouraged to leverage one or more of the following evidence-based programs:  Trauma Informed Practices (TIPS), Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).”

Amount: Unknown – up to $25 million total funding available over five years

 

Funding Agency: NASA in Kansas

Title: Teacher Workshop Program Proposals

Application Deadline: October 1, 2020

Purpose: “The NASA Kansas Space Grant Consortium (KSGC) Teaching Workshop Program supports the development and implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educator workshops.  NASA is especially interested in to helping teachers bring NASA relevant material and content into middle-school classrooms.  KSGC affiliate proposals are completely awarded by peer review. These awards of $15,000 each are anticipated. Affiliates must identify a $1 commitment for every NASA dollar requested (use of federal matching funds is not allowed). For a copy of the Teacher Workshop RFP, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact the NASA in Kansas office at nasainkansas@wichita.edu. Consult NASA’s Education website for additional helpful information. The NASA in Kansas office, located on the Wichita State University campus, is one home of the Kansas Space Grant Consortium (KSGC) and Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP).”

Amount: $15,000 with dollar to dollar match required.

 

Funding Agency: United States Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo

Title: CommunityWINS

Application Deadline: October 9, 2020

Purpose: “The CommunityWINSTM grant program, a collaboration between USCM and Wells Fargo, is aimed at addressing the housing affordability crisis including transitional housing, rentals, and homeownership projects and programs.”

Amount: Varies based on population size.

 

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

Title: Health Information Technology (IT) to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes (R21)

Application Deadline: Standard Due Dates, next deadline October 16, 2020

Purpose: “This FOA issued by AHRQ invites grant applications for funding to conduct exploratory and developmental research grants (R21) for projects in the early and conceptual stages of development that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology (IT) improves health care quality and outcomes.”

Amount: $300,000 over two years

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI)

Application Deadline: October 28, 2020

Purpose: “The Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) umbrella program seeks to enable funding opportunities that are flexible and responsive to the evolving and emerging needs in cyberinfrastructure (CI). This program continues the CSSI program by removing the distinction between software and data elements/framework implementations, and instead emphasizing integrated CI services, quantitative metrics with targets for delivery and usage of these services, and community creation.  The CSSI umbrella program anticipates two classes of awards: 1) Elements: These awards target small groups that will create and deploy robust services for which there is a demonstrated need, and that will advance one or more significant areas of science and engineering. 2) Framework Implementations: These awards target larger, interdisciplinary teams organized around the development and application of services aimed at solving common research problems faced by NSF researchers in one or more areas of science and engineering, and resulting in a sustainable community framework providing CI services to a diverse community or communities.”

Amount: Up to $11,000,000 is expected to be available for Elements awards, and up to $22,000,000 is expected to be available for Framework Implementations awards, subject to the availability of funds.  Up to 25 Elements awards, and up to 10 Framework Implementations awards are anticipated, subject to the availability of funds and quality of proposals received.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program

Application Deadline: November 4, 2020

Purpose: “The Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training. The program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.  IGE focuses on projects aimed at piloting, testing, and validating innovative and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education.  IGE projects are intended to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. The program supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches.  The program addresses both workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. Strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic partners are encouraged. As a special emphasis under this solicitation, IGE seeks proposals that will result in a single cooperative agreement for the development and implementation of an IGE Innovation Acceleration Hub. The Hub will facilitate IGE awardee communications about research activities and outcomes and provide a platform for external stakeholder engagement. Only Hub proposals submitted to the November 2020 deadline will be considered for funding.”

Amount: $300,000 - $500,000 for IGE projects; $1,000,000 over five years for the IGE Innovation Acceleration Hub.

 

Funding Agency: Biogen Grants Management & Strategic Giving

Title: General Grants

Application Deadline: Ongoing, quarterly basis

Purpose: “Biogen considers requests across a variety of disease areas including: Alzheimer’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Ophthalmology, Parkinson’s Disease and Spinal Muscular Atrophy.” 

In addition to general grants, Biogen also provides grants in the areas of Medical Education, Patient Education and Professional and Scientific Development. 

Amount: Unknown

 

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

Title: Summer Stipends

Application Deadline: September 23, 2020 (for start date of May 1, 2021); Please note, WSU is limited to two nominations of Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty.  If you wish to receive a nomination please notify proposals@wichita.edu of your intent to apply by Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 12 Noon so that an internal competition may be held if necessary.  Others who are non-tenured or non-tenure-track may apply on their own without limitation if they meet the other eligibility criteria.  

Purpose: “Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.  NEH funds may support recipients’ compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.”

Amount: $6,000 for two months

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: Housing and Urban Development

Title: FY 2020 and FY 2021 Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program Notice of Funding Availability

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one proposal, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Monday, August 17th at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Full Application (if selected) to be due September 21, 2021.

Purpose: Community Compass Eligible Activities include: Needs Assessments, Direct Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Engagements, Development and Maintenance of Tools and Products, Self-Directed and Group Learning, Knowledge Management, Data Analysis, Reporting and Performance Management and more. 

Amount: $20 Million, three-year project period

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: Greenwall Foundation

Title: Faculty Scholars Program Request for Proposals 2020-2021

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one letter of intent, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Friday, August 21st at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Letters of Intent will be due September 21, 2020 with Full Applications (if invited) to be due January 11, 2021.

Purpose: “The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. It supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical, biomedical, and public health decision-making, policy, and practice, and creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by Scholars and Alumni/ae.”

Amount: “The award supports 50 percent of a Scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years, up to the NIH salary cap, with 10 percent institutional costs for the salary and benefits. This funding is intended to ensure that at least 50 percent of the Scholar’s time is devoted to bioethics research. In addition, the Foundation provides $5,000 each year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs are provided for these items).”

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency:  Constellation Energy Group

Title: E2 Energy to Educate Grants

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one proposal, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Friday, August 21st at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Full Application (if selected) to be due October 1, 2020.

Purpose: “Through the E2 Energy to EducateSM grant program, Constellation offers students in grades 6-12 and college opportunities to experience problem-solving today’s and tomorrow’s energy challenges. Grant funds support projects designed to enhance students’ understanding of science and technology, and inspire them to think differently about energy.”

Amount: $50,000

 

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

Title: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one proposal, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Friday, August 21st at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Full Application (if selected) to be due October 9, 2020.

Purpose: “This program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The information associated with various collections of organisms, such as geographic, paleogeographic and stratigraphic distribution, environmental habitat data, phenology, information about associated organisms, collector field notes, and tissues and molecular data extracted from the specimens, is a rich resource providing the baseline from which to further biodiversity research and provide critical information about existing gaps in our knowledge of life on earth. The national resource is structured at three levels: a central coordinating organization, a series of thematic networks based on an important research theme, and the physical collections. The national resource builds upon a sizable existing national investment in curation of the physical objects in scientific collections and contributes vitally to scientific research and technology interests in the United States. It will become an invaluable tool in understanding contemporary biological issues and challenges.”

Amount: Anticipated $10,000,000 to be spread across up to 12 awards

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: Simons Foundation

Title: Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two nominations in Math and two nominations in Physics, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Wednesday, September 9th at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Full Applications (if selected) to be due October 28, 2020.

Purpose: “The intent of the Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science programs is to support outstanding theoretical scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions, providing leadership to the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists. Starting in 2020, up to two Simons Investigator in Physics awards will be granted to well-established researchers who develop and apply advance theoretical physics ideas and methods in the life sciences.”

Amount: $132,000 per year for initial period of up to five years.

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NSF EPSCoR

Title: Internal Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: White papers will be due September 1, 2020; Full proposals (by invite only) will be due November 16, 2020.

Purpose: In summer 2021, Kansas NSF EPSCoR will submit a Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 proposal to the National Science Foundation.  Details will be announced by this Friday, July 17, 2020 regarding the general theme for internal proposals that will make up key components of this multi-million dollar/multi-year (up to $20 million over five years) multi-institutional request to NSF.  Friday’s announcement will include details on Q&A Zoom Sessions that will be held at noon on July 24 and August 13.   White papers on major initiatives to improve research infrastructure will be due to the KS NSF EPSCoR office September 1, 2020, with full proposals, by invitation only, due November 16, 2020.

Amount: $20 million over five years

 

Funding Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Defense Sciences Office (DSO)

Title: Broad Agency Announcement

Application Deadline: Proposals may be submitted on a rolling basis until June 11, 2021

Purpose: “The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is to identify and create the next generation of scientific discovery by pursuing high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and transforming these initiatives into disruptive technologies for U.S. national security. In support of this mission, the DSO Office-wide BAA invites proposers to submit innovative basic or applied research concepts or studies and analysis proposals that address one or more of the following technical thrust areas: (1) Frontiers in Math, Computation and Design, (2) Limits of Sensing and Sensors, (3) Complex Social Systems, and (4) Anticipating Surprise.”

Amount: Multiple awards are anticipated; however, the level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined

and will depend on the scope and quality of the proposals received, as well as the availability of funds.

 

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 1-16, 2020

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 16, 2020

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry – Sept 1-30, 2020 or Oct 1-Nov 2, 2020

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 18, 2020

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 8, 2020

Division of Materials Research – Oct 1-Nov 2, 2020

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – Aug 27, 2020 and Jan 28

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

Computer Science for All (CSforAll: Research and RPPs) – Feb 10, 2021

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 25, 2020

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) – Aug 26, 2020

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science – Sept 30, 2020

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Sept 16, 2020 and Mar 10, 2021

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Aug 5, 2020 and Jan 13, 2021

A Science of Science Policy Approach to Analyzing and Innovating the Biomedical Research Enterprise (SCISIPBIO) – Feb 9, 2021

Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) – Jun 1, 2021

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING   

National Science Foundation I-Corps Webinars

The National Science Foundation (NSF) cordially invites you to join the next I-Corps Teams Webinar on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 11:00am CST to learn more about the Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) Teams program.

View the NSF I-Corp Website or Register for the August webinar directly

 

ORCID ID – Persistent Digital Identifiers for Researchers

ORCID is an international, interdisciplinary, open, non-proprietary, and not-for-profit organization created by the research community for the benefit of all stakeholders, providing a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that distinguishes researchers with record that supports automatic links among all professional activities.  A researcher’s ORCID iD and connections are stored in the ORCID Registry, in an account owned and managed by individual researchers. 

View Training Videos about ORCID and setting up an ORCID iD

 

PCORI Research Fundamentals

PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) recently announced a new, free, on-demand comprehensive training that offers different ways to learn about the health research process and be involved in patient-centered outcomes research. 

View PCORI Research Fundamentals

 

Free PCORI Virtual Annual Meeting: Accelerating Impact on Care and Patient-Centered Outcomes (September 16-17, 2020)

Per the website, the following will be covered: “At this year’s meeting, we will explore the remarkable potential of data and technology in comparative clinical effectiveness research, critical to supporting the rapid, iterative cycle of innovation to implementation PCORI is pursuing. We will also examine context-specific dissemination efforts in various settings to improve outcomes for diverse health conditions and populations and mitigate health disparities.  The meeting is also an opportunity to hear from you, as we discuss bold and innovative opportunities for this next phase for PCORI and work to refresh PCORI’s national priorities and research agenda. Your participation in this process is vital to shaping our future areas of focus, just as it was in shaping our first 10 years…We will also highlight the latest developments in our COVID-19 research portfolio, which continues to grow as we fund research to help provide answers to difficult questions faced by patients, providers, health systems, and the broader healthcare community. Several timely topics of critical importance for health and healthcare will be featured in plenary and breakout sessions, including the following: Health and healthcare disparities and inequities, Maternal health, Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Telehealth”

Register for the free PCORI Virtual Annual Meeting

 

National Institutes of Health (NIH):  HEAL Initiative Workshop on Myofascial Pain (September 16-17, 2020)

The NIH HEAL Initiative is sponsoring this workshop to pursue research and technology opportunities addressing Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). This workshop will bring together clinical research experts in diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal painful conditions, imaging and biomechanics experts, and computational modelers to advance cutting-edge research related to the development or improvement of imaging technologies that would allow diagnosis and dynamic quantification of the pathophysiology as well as identification of biomarkers manifested in MPS. It will also present in-depth analyses of the state of science of myofascial pain, current usage of technologies (e.g., methodologies) and their limitations and challenges, potential current technologies to be adapted for myofascial pain biomarker imaging/recording, and potential emerging technologies and methodologies to be developed.

Register for the NIH Videocast of the Workshop

 

CITI Course: COVID-19: Back to Campus (Fall 2020)

This CITI course regarding COVID-19 and preparing to return to campus is free with your WSU CITI account now through October 1, 2020.  Create an account and affiliate with WSU at the CITI website

 

NASA SBIR-STTR Innovation & Opportunity Conference 

Save the Date: NASA’s 2020 Innovation & Opportunity Conference will be held virtually from October 20-22. This event will provide you with resources, engagement opportunities, and actionable next steps towards transitioning your technology – whether you are just starting your SBIR/STTR journey or ready for a Phase III.

View NASA Small Business (SBIR-STTR) Website

 

OJJDP Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Webinars

Locate upcoming webinars, conferences, and other juvenile justice-related events, including, but not limited to, those sponsored by OJJDP.  Examples of upcoming webinars include: Secondary Trauma and Traumatic Stress (August 26) and Digital Evidence in Missing/Abducted Children Cases (September 9)

View OJJDP Event Website to Register for Upcoming Webinars

 

NIH’s All About Grants Podcast – Invention Reporting and Patent Protections for Grantees

“In this next installment of the NIH’s All About Grants podcast series, we get into the nuts and bolts of what NIH grantees should know about intellectual property, invention reporting, and patent protections. Scott Cooper, J.D., an Assistant Extramural Inventions Policy Officer with the NIH Office of Extramural Research, joins us virtually to discuss these topics (including invention disclosures) in more detail.”

Listen to the Podcast or read the Transcript

SEPTEMBER 2020

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS 

THE AGING PITUITARY/GONADAL AXIS 

PI/Department:  George Bousfield, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  Natl Institutes of Health 

Amount:  $1,709,158

 

LOTUS ANTI-TRAFFICKING MODEL TRAINING

PI/Department:  Karen Countryman-Roswurm, Center for Combat Human Trafficking

Sponsor:  SOS Inc / Department of Justice

Amount:  $5,180

 

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION

PI/Department:  Crystal Dozier, Anthropology

Sponsor:  Society for American Archaeology 

Amount:  $ 750

 

CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF HURRICANES USING RAIN CUBESATS PARDHASAI CHADALAVADA

PI/Department:  Atri Dutta, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $45,000

 

ULRICH + ARTISTS + YOU COMMUNITY BILLBOARD PROJECT

PI/Department:  Jana Erwin, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art

Sponsor:  Humanities Kansas / Natl Endowment for the Humanities

Amount:  $10,000

 

MIDWEST INDUSTRIAL ASSESSMENT CENTER AMENDMENT 9

PI/Department:  Deepak Gupta, Engineering Technology

Sponsor:  Curators of Univ of MO on behalf of Univ of Missouri-KC / Department of Energy

Amount:  $35,703

 

KCAIC RE-IMAGINED SPACES GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE ULRICH MUSEUM COMMUNITY BILLBOARD PROJECT

PI/Department:  Ksenya Gurshtein, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce / Natl Endowment for the Arts

Amount:  $10,000

 

K-INBRE SUMMER SCHOLARS/TRANSLATIONAL SCHOLAR: ALSHAAER, CEDILLOSILVA, FATER, HOWELL, JIBBE, SALIMNEJAD, SOTO, BRETCHES

PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $53,280

 

K-INBRE STAR TRAINEE AWARDS: JESRI, KHAN

PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $19,980

 

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT - MULVANE 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Shirley Lefever, Kansas Mentor Induction Center

Sponsor:  USD 263 Mulvane 

Amount:  $2,450

 

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT - USD 482 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Shirley Lefever, Kansas Mentor Induction Center

Sponsor:  USD 482 Dighton 

Amount:  $1,150

 

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT - HOLCOMB USD 363 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Shirley Lefever, Kansas Mentor Induction Center

Sponsor:  USD 363 Holcomb School 

Amount:  $3,750

 

"WATER-LIKE" IONIC LIQUIDS FOR ENZYMATIC CARBON-CARBON BOND FORMATION

PI/Department:  Katie Mitchell-Koch, Chemistry

Sponsor:  University of Norther Colorado / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $28,303

  

NEW LONG-TERM CURATION

PI/Department:  Peer Moore-Jansen, Anthropology

Sponsor:  Bureau of Reclamation 

Amount:  $13,868

 

SCC-IRG TRACK 2: CITYGUIDE: SEAMLESS AND INCLUSIVE LOCATION-BASED SERVICES FOR COMMUNITIES

PI/Department:  Vinod Namboodiri, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $1,122,749

 

ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSON TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH

PI/Department:  Vinod Namboodiri, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Envision Inc 

Amount:  $30,000

 

THREE DIMENSIONAL LASER SCANNING SUITE FOR EVALUATING DYNAMIC TEST SETUP AND DEFORMATIONS OF AIR, LAND AND SEA VEHICLES TO IMPROVE WARFIGHTER PROTECTION AND REDUCE INJURIES IN COMBAT THREAT LOSSES AND MISHAPS

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $158,399

 

HEARTLAND INNOVATION AND TRANSLATION HUB

PI/Department:  Jeremy Patterson, Interdisciplinary Innovation

Sponsor:  Kauffman Ctr-Entrepreneurial Ldshp 

Amount:  $100,000

 

DUOCEL FOAM LINER FOR MULT-FUNCTION TURBOFAN IMPROVEMENT

PI/Department:  Bhisham Sharma, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  ERG Aerospace Corporation / Air Force Research Laboratory

Amount:  $15,000

 

THE IMPACT OF INVOLVEMENT ON STUDENT VOICE, LEADERSHIP, AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF FIRST-GENERATION UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

PI/Department:  Victoria Sherif, Applied Studies Dean's Office

Sponsor:  National Association for Campus Activities 

Amount:  $1,250

 

ASTROPHYSICS AND TECHNICAL STUDY OF A SOLAR NEUTRINO SPACECRAFT

PI/Department:  Nick Solomey, Physics

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $164,999

 

EAR/IF: ACQUISITION OF A BENCH TOP SEM AND FIELD EQUIPMENT FOR RESEARCH AND TEACHING (EQUIPMENT ONLY)

PI/Department:  Andrew Swindle, Geology

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation 

Amount:  $273,136

 

EMERGING MATERIALS FOR HIGH-SPEED MISSILE APPLICATION

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Technology International / Department of Defense

Amount:  $477,268

 

LOUIS STOKES NEW STEM PATHWAYS IMPLEMENTATIONS (LSAMP) YEAR 2

PI/Department:  Janet Twomey, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Kansas State University / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $169,306

 

WICHITA STATE ENVIORNMENTAL FINANCE CENTER: CORE GRANT: YEAR 5

PI/Department:  Melissa Walker, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  Environmental Protection Agency

Amount:  $542,093

 

WSU AMERICORPS EDUCATION PROJECT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas State Department of Education / Corporation for National and Community Service

Amount:  $79,955

 

MEDICAID MANAGED CARE FINAL RULE NETWORK ADEQUACY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT, AND EVALUATION SERVICES

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $682,508

 

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT CAPACITY ASSESSMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Martin Pringle Attorney at Law 

Amount:  $8,894

 

WSU AMERICORPS VISTA AMENDMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Corp for National & Community Srv 

Amount:  $17,900

 

KANCARE OMBUDSMAN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM AMENDMENT 1

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Department on Aging-Kansas / Dept of Health and Human Services

Amount:  $406,015

 

IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF AMERICANS THROUGH PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE & STROKE (CDC 1815)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $95,000

 

IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF AMERICANS THROUGH PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE & STROKE (CDC 1817)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $35,000

 

TITLE XIX MEDICAID CONTRACT FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, TRAINING AND EVALUATION SERVICES

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $2,398,220

 

MEDICAID MANAGED CARE FINAL RULE NETWORK ADEQUACY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT, AND EVALUATION SERVICES (STATE MATCH)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment-Kansas 

Amount:  $63,782

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.   If any of the following opportunities are of interest to you, please email proposals@wichita.edu as soon as possible so that a grant specialist may be assigned to assist.Focused Funding Opportunities

 Funding Agency: Institute of International Education

Title: Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF)

Application Deadline: September 28, 2020

Purpose: The IIE-SRF “arranges and funds fellowships for threatened and displaced scholars at partnering higher education institutions worldwide. These year-long fellowships of $25,000 support temporary academic positions at institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world where IIE-SRF fellows can continue their work in safety.”

Amount: $25,000

 

Funding Agency: American Chemical Society Committee on International Activities

Title: Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) Travel Grant

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Purpose: “Applications will be accepted from early career chemists from Central Asia and the Caucasus Region to win a travel award to attend PITTCON 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA from 6 - 10 March, 2021. Applicants do not need to be currently residing in their country of origin to be eligible; citizens of target countries who are serving as visiting scholars or in other capacities within the U.S. are especially encouraged to apply.”

Amount: Travel, conference registration, lodging

 

Funding Agency: Clif Bar Family Foundation

Title: Small Grants

Application Deadline: October 1, 2020; February 1, 2021

Purpose: “Priority is given to applicants that: Address our funding priorities from a holistic perspective* Protect Earth's beauty and bounty, Create a robust, healthy food system, Increase opportunities for outdoor activity, Reduce environmental health hazards, Build stronger communities.”

Amount: $7,000

 

Funding Agency: Whitehall Foundation

Title: Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due October 1, 2020 with full applications (if invited) due February 15, 2021.

Purpose: “The Whitehall Foundation, through its program of grants and grants-in-aid, assists scholarly research in the life sciences. It is the Foundation's policy to assist those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by Federal Agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. In order to respond to the changing environment, the Whitehall Foundation periodically reassesses the need for financial support by the various fields of biological research.  The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior.  The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.”

Amount: Research Grants are between $30,000-$75,000 per year; Grants-in-Aid are up to $30,000 for one year period only. 

 

Funding Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Title: Community Solutions for Health Equity

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent are due October 7, 2020; if invited, Full Proposals will be due January 18, 2021. 

Purpose: “Consumer groups and community-based organizations bring a deep understanding of community needs, assets, and culture to health care ecosystem work. The health care ecosystem includes the full spectrum of organizations and social structures that impact a person’s health and health care. Too often, the priorities of health care systems (hospitals, providers, and insurers) do not line up with the priorities of community-based organizations and the consumers living in the communities to whom the health care systems are providing service.”

Amount: $300,000 over three years.

 

Funding Agency: Anthem Foundation

Title: Program Grants

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Purpose: “The Anthem Foundation funds specific public health-related initiatives that address disparities and social determinants that can positively affect conditions identified through our signature Healthy Generations program.”

Amount: Not Specified

 

Funding Agency:  Amazon Science

Title: Amazon Research Awards Call for Proposals

Application Deadline: October 11, 2020

Purpose: “Awards are structured as unrestricted gifts to the principal investigator's academic institution or organization and as such, Amazon retains no intellectual property rights to the resulting work. Recipients are encouraged to publish outcomes and commit related code to open-source repositories. Recipients are assigned an Amazon research contact who offers consultation and advice along with opportunities to participate in Amazon events and training sessions.”  Topics include: 1) AI for Information Security, 2) Alexa Fairness in AI, 3) AWS AI, 4) AWS Automated Reasoning, and 5) Robotics.

Amount: $70,000-$80,000 with additional AWS Promotional Credits

 

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

Title: Cellular and Molecular Biology of Complex Brain Disorders (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: Standard Due Dates – next due date is October 16, 2020

Purpose: “This FOA encourages research on the biology of high confidence risk factors associated with complex brain disorders, with a focus on the intracellular, transcellular and circuit substrates of neural function. For the purposes of this FOA, the term “complex” can refer to a multifactorial contribution to risk (e.g., polygenic and/or environmental) and/or highly distributed functional features of the brain disorder. Studies may be either hypothesis-generating (unbiased discovery) or hypothesis-testing in design and may utilize in vivo, in situ or in vitro experimental paradigms, e.g., model organisms or human cell-based assays. While behavioral paradigms and outcome measures can be incorporated into the research design to facilitate the characterization of intracellular, transcellular and circuit mechanisms, these are neither required nor expected. Studies should not attempt to “model” disorders but instead should aim to elucidate the neurobiological impact of individual or combined risk factor(s), such as the affected molecular and cellular components and their relationships within defined biological process(es). This can include the fundamental biology of these factors, components and processes. The resulting paradigms, component pathways and biological processes should be disseminated with sufficient detail to enrich common and/or federated data resources (e.g., those contributing to the Gene Ontology, Synaptic Gene Ontology, FAIR Data Informatics) in order to bridge the gap between disease risk factors, biological mechanism and therapeutic target identification.”

Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000.

 

Funding Agency: National Geographic Society

Title: Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction

Application Deadline: October 21, 2020

Purpose: “The mandate of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is to “stimulate, promote and support conservation actions for halting biodiversity decline, preventing species’ extinctions, and restoring and conserving intact habitats and ecosystems, both on the ground and in the water”. In partnership with the IUCN SSC and Fondation Segré, the goal of this request for funding is to halt further biodiversity decline by implementing conservation plans for species and groups of species. We will support priorities of IUCN SSC Species Conservation Plans as well as conservation actions that are endorsed by the relevant IUCN SSC Species Specialist Group. Currently, we are not supporting biodiversity assessments or conservation planning activities.”

Amount: Typical proposal requests should be less than $30,000; however, applicants may request up to $50,000. Successful applicants may use awarded funds over one or two years.

 

National Institutes of Health 

Title: Aging, Cancer-Initiating Cells, and Cancer Development (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: October 27, 2020 and February 17, 2021

Purpose: “Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) intend to advance the current understanding of the mechanistic factors and cellular interactions during aging that contribute to cancer initiation.  Collaborations are strongly encouraged between scientists in the fields of aging biology and cancer biology. Applications should address key questions regarding how hallmarks of aging that lead to impaired cellular activities (metabolic alterations, proteostasis, epigenetic changes, and DNA repair) and alterations in the microenvironment (inflammation and immunosenescence) contribute to the development and outgrowth of cancer-initiating cells (CICs).”

Amount: $300,000 per year in direct costs, up to five years

 

Funding Agency: Kansas Corn Commission

Title: Proposals for the Kansas Corn Commission for Fiscal Year 2022

Application Deadline: November 6, 2020.  Email proposals@wichita.edu to receive a copy of the Request for Proposals solicitation. 

Purpose: “The Kansas Corn Commission is soliciting research and education Proposals for FY 2022. Proposals are due at the Commission by November 6, 2020. An individual may be listed as lead principal investigator on only one proposal but may be a secondary principal investigator on multiple proposals. Please note that the following topics are of significant importance and Proposals identifying these topics are more likely to receive funding: 1) Value-Added Projects, 2) Market Education and Transportation, 3) Production and Environmental Programs, 4) Teacher Education.”

Amount: Undetermined

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL)

Application Deadline: November 18, 2020 and February 15, 2021

Purpose: “This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages—languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use. Made urgent by the imminent loss of roughly half of the approximately 7,000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in human-language technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documentation and analysis, and archiving of endangered language data, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants and conference proposals. Fellowship support will remain available but will be administered by NEH.  https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/documenting-endangered-languages

Amount: Senior Research and Conference Projects: Up to $450,000 for up to three years. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants, in addition to conference proposals. Collaborative Senior Research projects should not exceed the $450,000 limit.

 

Funding Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Title: Innovative Ways to Destroy PFAS Challenge

Application Deadline: November 23, 2020

Purpose: “EPA is partnering with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP); the Environmental Council of States (ECOS) and the Environmental Research Institute of the States (ERIS); Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy; and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, to co-sponsor a technical challenge regarding the destruction of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The challenge asks solvers to submit detailed plans for a non-thermal way of destroying PFAS in concentrated film forming foam (AFFF), while creating the least amount of potentially harmful byproducts.”

Amount: $30,000 minimum

 

Funding Agency: NASA

Title: C.19 Planetary Science Early Career Award Program

Application Deadline: December 8, 2020

Purpose: “The Planetary Science Early Career Award (ECA) program supports the professional development of outstanding early-career scientists in areas relevant to the Planetary Science Division (PSD). Support from this program will allow promising individuals to play an increasing and meaningful role in the planetary science community.”

Amount: $200,000

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Public Scholars

Application Deadline: December 16, 2020

Purpose: “The Public Scholars program supports the creation of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public.  It does so by offering grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to publication.  Writers with or without an academic affiliation may apply, and no advanced degree is required.  The program is intended both to encourage non-academic writers to deepen their engagement with the humanities by strengthening the research underlying their books and to encourage academic writers in the humanities to communicate the significance of their research to the broadest possible range of readers.”

Amount: $5,000 per month

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: Health Services and Research Administration (HRSA)

Title: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one proposal, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Monday, October 5th at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Full Application (if selected) to be due November 16, 2020.

Purpose: “The purpose of the Network Planning Grants Program is to promote the development of integrated health care networks in order to: (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.  This program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to work together to establish or improve local capacity and coordination of care. The grant program supports one year of planning to develop and assist integrated health care networks in becoming operational.”  Note, there is a technical assistance webinar scheduled for potential applicants on October 7, 2020.  See funding opportunity for additional details.

Amount: $100,000

 

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 1-16, 2020

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 16, 2020

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry – Sept 1-30, 2020 or Oct 1-Nov 2, 2020

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 18, 2020

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 6, 2021

Division of Materials Research – Oct 1-Nov 2, 2020

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics –Jan 28, 2021

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

Computer Science for All (CSforAll: Research and RPPs) – Feb 10, 2021

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 31, 2021

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

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science – Sept 30, 2020

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Mar 10, 2021

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jan 13, 2021

A Science of Science Policy Approach to Analyzing and Innovating the Biomedical Research Enterprise (SCISIPBIO) – Feb 9, 2021

Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) – Jun 1, 2021

 

 EDUCATION / TRAINING

Preparing a Competitive NSF-GRFP Application: September 22, 2020

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) is one of the most prestigious programs to recognize and support outstanding graduate students. The NSF-GRFP is open to 1st-year domestic graduate students and undergraduate seniors in a STEM discipline who are (or will be) pursuing a research-based master's or doctoral degree. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.  This webinar and panel discussion is open to both students and their faculty mentors. Presenter: Coleen Pugh, Dean of the Graduate School and AVP for Research, along with a panel of prior graduate student winners and faculty mentors of prior winners; September 22, 2020, 5:30-6:30pm, Online, Via Zoom. 

Request the link to attend.

  

Hanover Research: October 30, 2020 and January 22, 2021

Wichita State University is partnering with Hanover Research to provide faculty with three webinars designed to increase your grant-writing success and research competitiveness.  These webinars build upon our in-house workshop series, and attendance therefore requires participation in one or more previous WSU Office of Research workshops, such as one of those offered on October 2, or prior approval from Fran Cook, Training Manager.  If there is sufficient need, an additional WSU workshop will be added prior to the Hanover webinars.

  • Grants for Clinical & Health Sciences Faculty Webinar - Friday, October 30, 2020, 10am - 12pm.  An overview of agencies and opportunities specific to health sciences/clinical faculty (e.g. NIH, HRSA, PCORI), followed by a grant consultant panel with expertise in this area.
  • Building Your Research Career Webinar - Friday, October 30, 2020, 1:30pm – 3:30pm.  Topics will include: an overview of research opportunities for mid-career faculty, how to get back into research after a pause, incremental funding strategies, and program officer outreach.
  • Good vs Fundable Proposals Webinar - Friday, January 22, 2021, 10am - 12pm. This training will explore the difference between a good project and a fundable one, with particular emphasis on how to speak to funders’ expectations around innovation.  A panel of grant consultants from a range of backgrounds will follow.
  • Faculty Consultations - Friday, January 22, 2021 - If you register and attend one or more of the Hanover webinars on October 30th or January 22nd, you will have a chance to receive a one-on-one consultation with a grant consultant expert from Hanover Research, who specializes in your area of research.  Only eight slots are available and faculty (or groups of faculty with similar interests) must provide a white paper in advance of the Faculty Consultation to be considered for this opportunity. 

Email proposals@wichita.edu to Register for Hanover Workshops

 

WSU Office of Research Workshop: October 2, 2020

Join Fran Cook of the WSU Office of Research for a one-hour Zoom workshop, Friday, October 2, 2020.  Topics will include 1) WSU research office resources and contacts, 2) finding funding, 3) project budgeting and 4) grant-writing tips with time for questions and answers.  Two workshops will be held (choose either 1:30-2:30pm or 3:00-4:00pm). 

Email proposals@wichita.edu to receive login information. 

  

How to Engage with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Webinar: Thursday, October 15, 2020

A 2-hour webinar event for universities interested in working with AFRL: Thursday, October 15, 2020 — How to Engage with the AFRL Research Ecosystem: International Edition, a global event for universities interested in working with AFRL.  The webinar will be offered twice with showings at: 8-10 AM EDT & 5-7 PM EDT.   This second webinar in the series, will bring you a closer look at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) International Research Enterprise. This 2-hour event is an opportunity for international and AFRL researchers to learn about the funding and partnership opportunities available through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research International Office: 1) Subject matter experts will be available LIVE to answer your questions and guide you to resources, 2) Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how AFRL invests in the advancement of science and contributes to the international S&T community, 3) Get tips and resources from subject matter experts on applying for funding and building lasting relationships in the research ecosystem, and 4) Speakers include subject matter experts from our international offices and partners.

Register for AFRL Webinar on October 15, 2020

 

 Building HSI Learning Resilience in the Face of Crisis: November 2 – November 4, 2020

A free 2-day virtual conference with breakout sessions to understand the effects of the pandemic and its continuing impact on Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) student learning. The goal of the conference is to understand current practices in order to create resiliency with an emphasis on exploring new digital tools to enhance distance learning

Register to Attend the Virtual Conference for Free

 

 The University of Florida & National Science Foundation Online Workshop:  Broadening Participation: 2020 Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS) Workshop for New Investigators - November 9-10, 2020

The University of Florida, in collaboration with the NSF Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), will be hosting a workshop for new and future Principal Investigators. New researchers, assistant professors, and exceptional postdocs considering academic career are encouraged to apply. Investigators from underrepresented groups in STEM are especially encouraged to apply. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this workshop will be held online for one and a half day on November 9 and 10, 2020.  The main goals of the workshop is two-fold: (1) to provide prospective Principal Investigators who have just received their first award or who are considering applying for funding from the MPS programs with valuable information and advice on the policies, procedures, and opportunities available at NSF, (2) to train a pool of future reviewers and encourage volunteering to review as a way to learn about NSF process.  In addition to informational presentations on various topics relevant to the future PI’s, all participants will go through full mock panel review processes in breakout sessions.  An Application to Attend is Required - Application Deadline is October 2, 2020.

2020 MPS Workshop Application to Attend / Website

 

 NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Seeks Volunteer Reviewers for Research Proposals

NASA's Science Mission Directorate is seeking subject matter experts to serve as external (email) and/or virtual panel reviewers of proposals to the "ROSES" research solicitation.   Fill out the reviewer volunteer forms and click the boxes to indicate the topics in which you consider yourself to be a subject matter expert. If your skills match NASA’s needs for that review and there are not too many organizational conflicts of interest, NASA will contact you to discuss scheduling.  This is an excellent opportunity if you are new to research at NASA and would like to learn more about applying for funding.

Volunteer to Serve as a Proposal Reviewer for NASA

 

 PCORI Research Fundamentals

PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) recently announced a new, free, on-demand comprehensive training that offers different ways to learn about the health research process and be involved in patient-centered outcomes research. 

View PCORI Research Fundamentals

 

 CITI Course: COVID-19: Back to Campus (Fall 2020)

This CITI course regarding COVID-19 and preparing to return to campus is free with your WSU CITI account now through October 1, 2020. 

Create an account and affiliate with WSU at the CITI website

 

 NASA SBIR-STTR Innovation & Opportunity Conference 

Save the Date: NASA’s 2020 Innovation & Opportunity Conference will be held virtually from October 20-22. This event will provide you with resources, engagement opportunities, and actionable next steps towards transitioning your technology – whether you are just starting your SBIR/STTR journey or ready for a Phase III.

View NASA Small Business (SBIR-STTR) Website 

OCTOBER 2020

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS



PROJECT SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS (PSN) 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Andra Bannister, School of Criminal Justice

Sponsor:  Kansas Governor's Grants Program / Department of Justice

Amount:  $33,178

 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION FOCUS GROUPS

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

Sponsor:  Fidelity Bank 

Amount:  $6,680

 

HAYSVILLE GEAR UP

PI/Department:  Diana Carbajal, Ed-Gear-Up

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US

Amount:  $600,000

 

NORTH WICHITA GEAR UP - YEAR 7

PI/Department:  Riccardo Harris, Ed-Gear-Up

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $439,998

 

SOUTHEAST WICHITA GEAR UP PARTNERSHIP GRANT - YEAR 4

PI/Department:  Wilma Holloway, Ed-Gear-Up

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $740,000

  

BCBS OF KS CUSTOMER SATISFACTION 2020

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

Amount:  $5,860

 

ONLINE TRIAL STUDY SEPTEMBER 2020

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $12,000

 

POWER QUALITY LAB

PI/Department:  Ward Jewell, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  PSERC

Amount:  $15,000

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ASSISTED SPACECRAFT TRAJECTORY OPTIMIZATION AND PLANNING

PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $750,000

 

KANSAS KIDS @ GEAR UP (KKGU)

PI/Department:  Corinne Nilsen, Ed-Gear-Up

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US

Amount:  $3,500,000

 

TRIO EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH PROGRAM

PI/Department:  Larry Ramos, Ed-Talent Search Program

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US

Amount:  $646,284

 

A MULTISCALE MODELING AND X-RAY CT EXPLORATION OF BEARING FAILURE MECHANISMS IN A COUNTERSUNK BOLTED COMPOSITE STRUCTURE

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

Sponsor:  Global Engineering & Materials, Inc. / US Navy

Amount:  $47,000

 

BONDED JOINT ANALYSIS METHOD

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

Sponsor:  Global Engineering & Materials, Inc. / US Navy

Amount:  $421,653

  

TOOL FOR ANALYSIS TO PREDICT STRENGTH AND DURABILITY OF CURVED AND TAPERED COMPOSITE STRUCTURES UNDER MULTIAXIAL LOADING

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

Sponsor:  Global Engineering & Materials, Inc. / Navy Engineering Logistics Office

Amount:  $30,000

 

EMERGING MATERIALS FOR HIGH-SPEED MISSILE APPLICATIONS

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Technology International / Department of Defense

Amount:  $3,148,184

 

UPWARD BOUND MATH SCIENCE CENTER

PI/Department:  Derrick Veasey, Ed-Upward Bound Math & Science

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US

Amount:  $369,976

 

EDUCATION RESOURCE DISTRIBUTION, CONSUMER OUTREACH

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $644,226

  

WSU AMERICORPS VISTA

 PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Corp for National & Community Srv

Amount:  $402,140

  

WEST WICHITA GEAR UP (YEAR 4)

 PI/Department:  Janice Wright, Ed-Gear-Up

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US

Amount:  $740,000

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.   If any of the following opportunities are of interest to you, please email proposals@wichita.edu as soon as possible so that a grant specialist may be assigned to assist.

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NSF EPSCoR

Title: First Awards: Research in Microbiomes across Aquatic, Plant and Soil Systems

Application Deadlines: Letters of Intent due November 2, 2020; Full Proposals due January 12, 2021.

Purpose: “The First Award program helps early career faculty become more competitive for funding from the research directorates at the National Science Foundation (NSF) by 1) encouraging early career faculty to submit proposals to the NSF (or other federal funding agency) as soon as possible after their first faculty appointment, and 2) by accelerating the pace of their research and the quality of their subsequent proposals. First Awards are intended to be single-investigator awards to support the PI’s research program at their institution.  The inclusion of Co-PIs, other senior personnel, and sub-awards to other institutions is prohibited.”

Amount: $100,000 in direct costs

 

Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Education (Small)

Application Deadline: November 5, 2020

Purpose: “The Small Research Grants Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. We accept applications three times per year.  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: America Walks

Title: Community Change Grants

Application Deadline: November 9, 2020

Purpose: “This program will award grantees $1,500.00 in community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play.”

Amount: $1,500

 

Funding Agency: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Title: Distinguished Investigator Innovation Grants

Application Deadline: November 15, 2020

Purpose: “Grants awarded to investigators at the level of associate professor or higher with an established record of research and publication on suicide.”  Multiple opportunities are also available for other levels of researchers. 

Amount: $125,000 over two years

 

Funding Agency: Gerber Foundation

Title: Research Award

Application Deadline: Concept Papers due November 15, 2020; if selected, full proposals due February 15, 2021

Purpose: “The Foundation’s mission focuses on infants and young children. Accordingly, priority is given to projects that improve the nutrition, care and development of infants and young children from the first year before birth to three years of age.  The Foundation is particularly interested in fresh approaches to solving common, everyday problems or emerging issues within our defined focus area. Projects should focus on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. The board is particularly looking for practical solutions that can be easily and rapidly implemented on a broad scale with a predictable time frame to clinical application.”  See Gerber Foundation Focus Areas.  

Amount: Novice Researchers: $20,000; up to $350,000 over three years for all others.

 

Funding Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services

Title: National Leadership Grants for Museums

Application Deadline: November 16, 2020

Purpose: “National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. This program has five project categories: 1) Collections Stewardship and Access, 2) Data and Evaluation, 3) Digital Platforms and Applications, 4) Diversity and Inclusion, 5) Professional Development.”

Amount: Non-Research Grants: $50,000-$1,000,000; Research Grants: $50,000-$1,000,000 and Rapid Prototyping Grants: $5,000-$50,000.

 

Funding Agency: Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and the JAMS Foundation

Title: Initiative for Students and Youth

Application Deadline: Informational Conference Call November 23, 2020; Initial Project Idea Description due January 11, 2021; Full Proposal (if invited) due May 21, 2021.

Purpose: “The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grant funding for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations in ways that directly transfer CRE skills from adults to youth.”

Amount: $40,000 for first year; second year of funding of $20,000 contingent on success in first year.

 

Funding Agency:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Title: Policies for Action: Public Policy Research to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due November 24, 2020; if selected, fully proposals due April 7, 2021.

Purpose: “Achieving racial equity and justice in the United States requires a sustained, multipronged intersectional policy approach that addresses both the immediate social conditions leading to poor health outcomes, but also the long-standing structures fostering such conditions. The goal of the Policies for Action call for proposals is to build the evidence base about how national, state, and local policies can improve racial equity in health and well-being in the United States.”

Amount: “There is not an explicit range for allowable budget requests. You should request the amount of funding you will need to complete your proposed research project and to translate and disseminate the results. The size of the budget will be weighed in relation to the importance and likely contribution of the proposed research, with higher budgets subject to greater scrutiny. Typically, P4A grants are funded at $250,000 each” over two years.

 

Funding Agency:  American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Title: Community Action Grants

Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

Purpose: “Community Action Grants provide funding to individuals, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations as well as community-based nonprofits for innovative programs that promote education and equity through projects focused on encouraging girls to select, before entering college, the physical sciences or engineering as a career.”

Amount: $3,000-$10,000

 

Funding Agency: K-INBRE (Kansas Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence)

Title: Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

Purpose: “The purpose of this research support is to further the ability of Kansas researchers to compete successfully for NIH funds.

Bridging Grants: A Bridging Grant provides interim support to help a project in Cell and Developmental Biology continue for an eligible investigator who has submitted a grant to NIH that was approved on the basis of scientific merit, but fell short of the funding range (applications with a score below the 40th percentile will be triaged). These funds should assist in providing data needed to submit a revised application to NIH. The resources available have been earmarked exclusively to help an on-going project that has just missed the funding cut-off to keep momentum going until NIH funds are secured.

Partnerships for Translational Research Training Awards: Partnership awards are one-year awards offered to facilitate the initiation of clinical/basic science research projects directed toward a translational goal. The awards are meant to support technical assistant salaries together with other research project requirements with the goal of exchanging information, data and technical expertise in a close partnership arrangement.

Postdoctoral Awards: Post-doctoral awards are one-year mentored awards offered for the purpose of facilitating applications to support: (1) initiation of post-doctoral research projects and (2) transition from the post-doctoral position to early investigator status. The awards are meant for partial salary support or research supplies during early or late stages of the post-doctoral experience.

Developmental Research Project Program Awards (DRPP): DRPP awards are two-year mentored awards for Junior Investigators, within 5 years of hiring (both tenure track and research track faculty are eligible) at one of the K-INBRE Institutions. Investigators who have received a research grant with direct costs of more than $50,000/year from NIH (including COBRE and INBRE grants) or another extramural funding agency are not eligible to apply. A letter of intent submitted through REDCap by noon on November 1, 2020 from a new investigator summarizing a 2-year research plan that can be accomplished with a $75K/year budget is requested.  An experienced mentor must be identified, preferably at the same institution.

Amount: Budgets for Bridging Grants- R01 -$40,000/direct costs, R21 -$25,000/direct costs; Partnerships for Translational Research Training proposals -$50,000/direct costs; Postdoctoral Awards -$25,000/direct costs for one period of funding; Developmental Research Project Program (DRPP) Awards -$75,000/year direct cost budget for 2 periods of funding.

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Collaborative Research

Application Deadline: December 2, 2020

Purpose: “The Collaborative Research program aims to advance humanistic knowledge through sustained collaboration between two or more scholars. Collaborators may be drawn from a single institution or several institutions across the United States; up to half of the collaborators may be based outside of the U.S. The program encourages projects that propose diverse approaches to topics, incorporate multiple points of view, and explore new avenues of inquiry in the humanities.”

Amount: Up to $250,000

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Economic Development Administration

Title: FY 2020 Scaling Pandemic Resilience Through Innovation and Technology (SPRINT) Challenge

Application Deadline: December 3, 2020

Purpose: “EDA is seeking applications from eligible organizations working to rapidly address the economic, health, and safety risks caused by the coronavirus pandemic through entrepreneurship and innovation.” “Applicant organizations should articulate a clearly defined strategy to leverage grant funds to support one or more of the following activities to help address the needs of and unique operating environment necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic: Scaling biotechnology, health security, and supply chain technologies to market; Increasing regional, national, and government connectivity to support commercialization and entrepreneurship; Developing new and unique investment capital models to address the financial needs of entrepreneurs; Developing and scaling entrepreneurship support models to address the virtual and remote work environment of the pandemic.”

Amount: Up to $500,000 over 12 months or $750,000 over 18 months.  20% Cost Match is required. 

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)

Application Deadline: December 10, 2020

Purpose: “Through the CRCNS program, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Department of Energy (DOE); the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF); the French National Research Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR); the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF); Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT); and Spain’s State Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación, AEI) and National Institute of Health Carlos III (Instituto de Salud Carlos III, ISCIII) support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.  Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation: 1) Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects, and 2) Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources.

Amount: $100,000-$250,000 per year for three to five-year projects.

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health - NICHD

Title: Using Archived Data and Specimen Collections to Advance Maternal and Pediatric HIV/AIDS Research (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: December 10, 2020

Purpose: “The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to address the needs of the maternal and pediatric HIV scientific community for research data translation and sharing. This initiative will support secondary data analyses using archived HIV/AIDS data and specimens to generate new research questions and findings relevant to the scientific mission and priorities of the NICHD, Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch (MPIDB), and Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The goal of this initiative is to encourage the scientific community to utilize HIV/AIDS archived data sets and specimen collections to answer important questions about the epidemiology, pathogenesis, treatment, clinical manifestations, and HIV-associated co-infections in maternal, pediatric and adolescent populations.”

Amount: Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over a two-year period.

 

Funding Agency: Ocean Insight

Title: 2020 Ocean Insight Grant Program

Application Deadline: December 23, 2020

Purpose: Equipment grant: “The 2020 Ocean Insight Grant Program encourages the use of spectral technologies in support of research that promotes a safer, cleaner, healthier future.”  “Ocean Insight collaborates with customers to discover, refine and deliver new approaches to solving the world’s most pressing problems with spectral technologies. Our expert Grant Program judging panel will evaluate applications based on their technical merit, innovation, and advancement of initiatives that improve health, safety or the environment. Examples include improved medical diagnostics, more accurate security screening technologies, and more advanced crop analysis.”

Amount: Up to $20,000 in Ocean Insight Products

 

Funding Agency: Walmart Foundation

Title: Local Community Grants

Application Deadline: December 31, 2020

Purpose: “Our local community grants are awarded through an open application process and provide funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S.”

Amount: $250-$5,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations  (AccelNet)

Application Deadline: January 4, 2021

Purpose: “The goals of the Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program are to accelerate the process of scientific discovery and prepare the next generation of U.S. researchers for multiteam international collaborations.  The AccelNet program supports strategic linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad that will leverage research and educational resources to tackle grand research challenges that require significant coordinated international efforts.  The program seeks to foster high-impact science and engineering by providing opportunities to cooperatively identify and coordinate efforts to address knowledge gaps and research needs.  This solicitation invites proposals for the creation of international networks of networks in research areas aligned with a grand challenge identified as a priority by the research community or NSF, such as the NSF Big Ideas or in an active program solicitation.  AccelNet awards support the connections among research networks, rather than supporting fundamental research as the primary activity.  Each network of networks is expected to engage in innovative collaborative activities that promote synergy of efforts across networks and provide professional development for U.S. students, postdoctoral scholars, and early-career researchers. Two proposal categories covered by this solicitation include: Design and Implementation.”

Amount: Design Projects are for two years for $250,000; Implementation Projects are three-five years for up to $2 million.

 

Funding Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Title: National Priorities: Evaluation of Pollutants in Biosolids

Application Deadline: January 5, 2021 – Note: an informational webinar will be held by the funder on October 27, 2020; see website to register.

Purpose: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications proposing research that will provide the best available science needed to support states, municipalities, and utilities in determining potential risk from pollutants found in biosolids and developing standards and policies for biosolids management. Research under this RFA is intended to address multiple treatment scales including large publicly owned treatment works and medium- to small-scale wastewater treatment facilities.”

Amount: Up to $1,498,000 over three years with 25% cost share required.

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: Brain Research Foundation

Title: Seed Grant

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only nominate one faculty member for this opportunity, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Letter of Intent to the funder (if selected) to be due January 5, 2021.

Purpose: “BRF’s Seed Grant Program was initiated in 1981. The purpose of the Program is to provide start-up money for new research projects and innovative programs that have the potential of becoming competitive for an NIH grant or other external funding sources. Our goal is to have this initial effort succeed in opening future opportunities for research, collaboration and scientific advancement.  To be eligible, the PI must be a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor working in the field of neuroscience.”

Amount: $80,000 in direct costs over two years.

 

Funding Agency: Federal Bureau of Reclamation

Title: WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Contingency Planning Grants for Fiscal Year 2021

Application Deadline: January 6, 2021

Purpose: “The WaterSMART Drought Response Program supports a proactive approach to drought by providing financial assistance to water managers to develop and update comprehensive drought plans (Drought Contingency Planning) and implement projects that will build long-term resilience to drought (Drought Resiliency Projects).  The objective of this funding opportunity is to invite states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing drought contingency planning with Reclamation to build resilience to drought in advance of a crisis. Applicants under this funding opportunity may request funding to develop a new drought plan or to update an existing drought plan.”

Amount: Up to $200,000 over two years with 50% cost share required.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 (Mid-scale RI-1)

Application Deadline: Preliminary Proposals due January 7, 2021; Full Proposals due (if selected/invited) April 23, 2021

Purpose: “NSF-supported science and engineering research increasingly relies on cutting-edge infrastructure. With its Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program and Major Multi-user Facilities (Major Facilities) projects, NSF supports infrastructure projects at the lower and higher ends of infrastructure scales across science and engineering research disciplines. The Mid-scale Research Infrastructure Big Idea is intended to provide NSF with an agile, Foundation-wide process to fund experimental research capabilities in the mid-scale range between the MRI and Major Facilities thresholds.  NSF defines Research Infrastructure (RI) as any combination of facilities, equipment, instrumentation, or computational hardware or software, and the necessary human capital in support of the same. Major facilities and mid-scale projects are subsets of research infrastructure. The NSF Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 Program (Mid-scale RI-1) supports the design or implementation of unique and compelling RI projects. Mid-scale RI-1 implementation projects may include any combination of equipment, instrumentation, cyberinfrastructure, broadly used large-scale datasets, and the commissioning and/or personnel needed to successfully complete the project, or the design efforts intended to lead to eventual implementation of a mid-scale class project. Mid-scale RI-1 design projects will include the design efforts intended to lead to eventual implementation of a mid-scale class RI project. Mid-scale RI-1 projects should fill a research community-defined scientific need or enable a national research priority to be met. Mid-scale RI-projects should also enable US researchers to remain competitive in a global research environment and involve the training of a diverse workforce engaged in the design and implementation of STEM infrastructure.”

Amount: Implementation Projects are between $6 million – $20 million; Design Projects can be between $600,000 - $20 million. 

 

Funding Agency: Captain Planet Foundation

Title: ecoTECH Grants

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

Purpose: “ecoTech™ Grants were created to combat the notion that students needed to choose between “the screen” or “the green” and to encourage educators and students to explore the role technology can play in designing and implementing solutions to some of our most pressing environmental challenges. We believe that technology can present innovative ways to address environmental challenges – and that when dealing with digital natives, we do ourselves a disservice by asking them to unplug” and “ecoTech™ Grants are specifically offered to engage children in inquiry-based, STEM-related projects that leverage technology and/or use nature-based design to address environmental problems in local communities.”

Amount: $2,500

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Formal Methods in the Field (FMitF)

Application Deadline: February 16, 2021

Purpose: “The Formal Methods in the Field (FMitF) program aims to bring together researchers in formal methods with researchers in other areas of computer and information science and engineering to jointly develop rigorous and reproducible methodologies for designing and implementing correct-by-construction systems and applications with provable guarantees. FMitF encourages close collaboration between two groups of researchers. The first group consists of researchers in the area of formal methods, which, for the purposes of this solicitation, is broadly defined as principled approaches based on mathematics and logic to system modeling, specification, design, analysis, verification, and synthesis. The second group consists of researchers in the “field,” which, for the purposes of this solicitation, is defined as a subset of areas within computer and information science and engineering that currently do not benefit from having established communities already developing and applying formal methods in their research. This solicitation limits the field to the following areas that stand to directly benefit from a grounding in formal methods: computer networks, distributed/operating systems, embedded systems, human centered computing, and machine learning. A proposal pursuing a different field area must make a strong case for why the field area of interest is one that does not currently benefit from formal methods but would be a strong candidate for inclusion as a field area.”

Amount: Research Proposals: $750,000 over four years; Transition to Practice Proposals are $100,000 over 18 months

 

Funding Agency: NASA in Kansas

Title: Seed Research Initiation (SRI) and Partnership Development Grant (PDG)

Application Deadline: SRI due February 26, 2021; PDG due March 12, 2021

Purpose: PDG “grants are intended to facilitate the development of beneficial and promising NASA collaborations.” “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: Three PDG Grants expected for $18,346 each; One single SRI award is anticipated for $152,642.  Cost Match is a requirement of both. 

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Dear Colleague Letter: Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity

Application Deadline: May be submitted anytime with a target date of April 15 each fiscal year.

Purpose: “This opportunity is open to PIs (and co-PIs) who are supporting graduate students through an active NSF award.”  “NSF will consider supplemental funding requests for up to an additional six months of graduate student support on active NSF grants with the following goals: 1) To provide graduate students with the opportunity to augment their research assistantships or NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) fellowships with non-academic research internship activities and training opportunities that will complement their academic research training; 2) To allow graduate students to pursue new activities aimed at acquiring professional development experience that will enhance their preparation for multiple career pathways after graduation; and 3) To encourage the participation of graduate students from underrepresented groups such as women, persons with disabilities, underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), veterans, and persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.”

Amount: The total amount of funding requested must not exceed $55,000 per student per six-month period.

 

Funding Agency: David Rockefeller Fund

Title: David Rockefeller Grants

Application Deadline: Ongoing, 1 to 2 page Letters of Inquiry required

Purpose: “The fund provides support to non-profit organizations working in Art, Criminal Justice and Environment.” See previously funded grants on the webpage under the organization’s annual report.

Amount: Not Specified

 

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 1-16, 2020

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 16, 2020

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry – Oct 1-Nov 2, 2020

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 18, 2020

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 6, 2021

Division of Materials Research – Oct 1-Nov 2, 2020

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics –Jan 28, 2021

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

Computer Science for All (CSforAll: Research and RPPs) – Feb 10, 2021

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP) – Nov 16, 2020 for CMI, CLP, ECS and MSN

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 31, 2021

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

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

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Mar 10, 2021

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jan 13, 2021

A Science of Science Policy Approach to Analyzing and Innovating the Biomedical Research Enterprise (SCISIPBIO) – Feb 9, 2021

Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) – Jun 1, 2021

 

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

Hanover Research: October 30, 2020 and January 22, 2021

Wichita State University is partnering with Hanover Research to provide faculty with three webinars designed to increase your grant-writing success and research competitiveness.  These webinars build upon our in-house workshop series, and attendance therefore requires participation in one or more previous WSU Office of Research workshops, or prior approval from Fran Cook, Training Manager.  If there is sufficient need, an additional WSU workshop will be added prior to the Hanover webinars.

  • Grants for Clinical & Health Sciences Faculty Webinar - Friday, October 30, 2020, 10am - 12pm.  An overview of agencies and opportunities specific to health sciences/clinical faculty (e.g. NIH, HRSA, PCORI), followed by a grant consultant panel with expertise in this area.
  • Building Your Research Career Webinar - Friday, October 30, 2020, 1:30pm – 3:30pm.  Topics will include: an overview of research opportunities for mid-career faculty, how to get back into research after a pause, incremental funding strategies, and program officer outreach.
  • Good vs Fundable Proposals Webinar - Friday, January 22, 2021, 10am - 12pm. This training will explore the difference between a good project and a fundable one, with particular emphasis on how to speak to funders’ expectations around innovation.  A panel of grant consultants from a range of backgrounds will follow.
  • Faculty Consultations - Friday, January 22, 2021 - If you register and attend one or more of the Hanover webinars on October 30th or January 22nd, you will have a chance to receive a one-on-one consultation with a grant consultant expert from Hanover Research, who specializes in your area of research.  Only eight slots are available and faculty (or groups of faculty with similar interests) must provide a white paper in advance of the Faculty Consultation to be considered for this opportunity. 

Email proposals@wichita.edu to Register for Hanover Workshops

 

 

WSU Office of Research Workshop: October 27, 2020, 10am

Join Fran Cook of the WSU Office of Research for a one-hour Zoom workshop, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 10-11am.  Topics will include 1) WSU research office resources and contacts, 2) finding funding, 3) project budgeting and 4) grant-writing tips, with time for questions and answers. 

Email proposals@wichita.edu to receive login information. 

 

 

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Virtual Seminar on Grants Administration and Program Funding, October 27 – 30, 2020

The 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration has been designed to provide you with a unique opportunity to learn about the NIH grants process, programs, and policies directly from NIH & HHS experts. This seminar is designed for those who are new to working with the NIH grants process – administrators, early stage investigators, researchers, graduate students, etc. For those with more experience, NIH experts provide a few sessions that are designed for participants that are more advanced and are focused on more in-depth polices and processes.

Registration for the live NIH Virtual Seminar is at capacity.  However, you will be able to access the recordings later through the NIH YouTube Channel.  See additional information here.

 

 

Office of Special Education Programs hosting Attract, Prepare, Retain: OSEP National Summit on Improving Effective Personnel for Children with Disabilities, October 27 – 29, 2020

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is hosting a virtual summit focusing on strategies to attract, prepare, and retain effective personnel—general and special education teachers, early childhood personnel, and related services providers—who have the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective instruction, interventions, supports, and services to children with disabilities. This topic disproportionately affects children with disabilities and their families due to the many unfilled positions and high attrition rates among special education teachers, early childhood personnel, and related services providers.  Improving how we attract, prepare, and retain effective personnel for children with disabilities is a critical need that will only be resolved by prioritized and collaborative efforts.

Register for one or all three virtual OSEP summit events (one event will be held per day)

 

 

Building HSI Learning Resilience in the Face of Crisis: November 2 – November 4, 2020

A free 2-day virtual conference with breakout sessions to understand the effects of the pandemic and its continuing impact on Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) student learning. The goal of the conference is to understand current practices in order to create resiliency with an emphasis on exploring new digital tools to enhance distance learning

Register to Attend the Virtual Conference for Free

 

 

The University of Florida & National Science Foundation Online Workshop:  Broadening Participation: 2020 Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS) Workshop for New Investigators - November 9-10, 2020

The University of Florida, in collaboration with the NSF Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), will be hosting a workshop for new and future Principal Investigators. New researchers, assistant professors, and exceptional postdocs considering academic career are encouraged to apply. Investigators from underrepresented groups in STEM are especially encouraged to apply. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this workshop will be held online for one and a half day on November 9 and 10, 2020.  The main goals of the workshop is two-fold: (1) to provide prospective Principal Investigators who have just received their first award or who are considering applying for funding from the MPS programs with valuable information and advice on the policies, procedures, and opportunities available at NSF, (2) to train a pool of future reviewers and encourage volunteering to review as a way to learn about NSF process.  In addition to informational presentations on various topics relevant to the future PI’s, all participants will go through full mock panel review processes in breakout sessions.  An Application to Attend is Required - Application Deadline is October 2, 2020.

2020 MPS Workshop Application to Attend / Website

 

 

Virtual National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference: Weeks of November 16 and November 30, 2020

Join the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the very first NSF Virtual Grants Conference to be held during the weeks of November 16 and November 30, 2020. Registration will be free of charge and opens on Thursday, October 29 at 11am CST.  This event is designed to give faculty, researchers and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF staff will provide up-to-date information about the proposal and award process, specific funding opportunities and answering attendee questions. Just like the in-person grants conferences, the NSF Virtual Grants Conference is a must, especially for new faculty, researchers and administrators.

Register for the Free NSF Virtual Grants Conference

 

 

Kansas K-INBRE 19th Annual Symposium: January 14 & 15, 2021

The purpose of the Kansas INBRE (K-INBRE) is to strengthen the ability of Kansas researchers to compete effectively for NIH funds by building a “critical mass” of junior and senior investigators, as well as undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows supported with cutting edge technology within a scientific research theme. The scientific research theme chosen for the K-INBRE is Cell and Developmental Biology.

Register for the K-INBRE Virtual Conference

NOVEMBER 2020

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS

 

DRIVER VIGILANCE FRAMEWORK FOR LEVEL 2 AND LEVEL 3 DRIVING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS

PI/Department:  Carryl Baldwin, Psychology

Sponsor:  Westat / Department of Transportation-US

Amount:  $186,000

 

WICHITA STATE ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE CENTER: CORE GRANT: ASSET MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE TO THE STATES - ADDENDUM #1

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

Sponsor:  Environmental Protection Agency

Amount:  $112,000

 

REVIEW OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE SYSTEM PROPOSAL

PI/Department:  Misty Bruckner, Public Pollicy and Mangement Center

Sponsor:  City of Lawrence

Amount:  $37,500

 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTERS PROGRAM

PI/Department:  Frances Ervin, ED-Educational Opportunity Centers

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $272,751

 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION TRAINING

PI/Department:  Breann Gilkey, School of Social Work

Sponsor:  Kansas State University

Amount:  $10,956

 

MIDWESTERN PUBLIC HEALTH TRAINING CENTER YEAR 3

PI/Department:  Suzanne Hawley, Public Health Sciences

Sponsor:  University of Iowa / Health Resources & Services Admin

Amount:  $100,000

 

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY UPWARD BOUND: FOSTER CARE EMPOWERMENT

PI/Department:  Rhonda Hicks, Ed - Upward Bound/Wichita Prep

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $297,600

 

UPWARD BOUND WICHITA PREP (UBWP)

PI/Department:  Rhonda Hicks, Ed - Upward Bound/Wichita Prep

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US

Amount:  $484,171

 

TO REDUCE OBESITY AMONG VULNERABLE POPULATIONS AND IMPROVE HEALTH LITERACY AS A MECHANISM AMONG HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS FOR BEHAVIOR CHANGE

PI/Department:  Twyla Hill, Sociology

Sponsor:  State of Kansas / President’s Convergence Sciences Initiative

Amount:  $300,000

 

MCNAIR POSTBACCALAUREATE ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

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

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $283,396

 

SMART FUSION MATERIAL DISCOVERY RESEARCH CLUSTER

PI/Department:  Gisuk Hwang, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  State of Kansas / President’s Convergence Sciences Initiative

Amount:  $300,000

 

ONLINE MOCK TRIAL - LIVCIT

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $6,000

 

ONLINE MOCK TRIAL - LEVKIN

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $6,500

 

CHARTER - ONLINE MOCK TRIAL GROUP

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $4,800

 

FRAVMAC - ONLINE MOCK TRIAL

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $6,500

 

DUGVNIK - ONLINE MOCK TRIAL

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $6,500

 

MAQVKIN - ONLINE MOCK TRIAL

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $6,000

 

GBAO RECRUITMENT

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  GBAO Strategies 

Amount:  $1,895

 

FREVSTA - ONLINE MOCK TRIAL

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $6,000

 

HUAVVER - ONLINE MOCK TRIAL

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $210,357

 

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT - GODDARD USD 265 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Shirley Lefever, Kansas Mentor Induction Center

Sponsor:  USD 265 Goddard High School 

Amount:  $5,050

 

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT - NICKERSON USD 309 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Shirley Lefever, Kansas Mentor Induction Center

Sponsor:  USD 309 Nickerson 

Amount:  $3,100

 

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT - WINFIELD USD 465 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Shirley Lefever, Kansas Mentor Induction Center

Sponsor:  USD 465

Amount:  $9,275

 

WSU/SEDGWICK COUNTY JUVENILE CORRECTIONS ADVISORY BOARD COMMUNITY ACTIVATION SUMMIT

PI/Department:  Rhonda Lewis, Psychology

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County Division Of Finance 

Amount:  $86,120

 

TEST REPORT IN EXCEL - ASTM D5656

PI/Department:  Royal Lovingfoss, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  US Navy 

Amount:  $7,176

 

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY VETERANS UPWARD BOUND

PI/Department:  Stacia Lyday, ED-Veterans Upward Bound Program

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $297,601

 

ASHA ADVANCING ACADEMIC-RESEARCH CAREERS AWARD 2020

PI/Department:  Karissa Marble-Flint, Health Professions Dean's Office

Sponsor:  American Speech Language Hearing Association

Amount:  $5,000

 

ENGINEERING UNLEASHED FELLOW

PI/Department:  Cindi Mason, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Kern Family Foundation, Inc.

Amount:  $10,000

 

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS EXPANSION OF PRACTITIONER EDUCATION IN SOCIAL WORK (PRAC-ED) PROGRAM GRANT

PI/Department:  Shaunna Millar, School of Social Work

Sponsor:  Council on Social Work Education

Amount:  $2,000

 

URBAN AIR MOBILITY (UAM): SAFETY STANDARDS, AIRCRAFT CERTIFICATION AND IMPACT ON MARKET FEASIBILITY AND GROWTH POTENTIALS

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $450,000

 

NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF FIELDS IN CAVITIES WITH DETAILED ANTENNA MODELING

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Phillips, NIAR-Environmental Test Lab

Sponsor:  Electro Magnetic Application Inc / Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $37,500

 

CHARACTERIZATION OF THE VULNERABILITY OF COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $522,692

 

A VISION FOR THE NEXT DECADE OF FOUNDATIONAL MACHINE LEARNING

PI/Department:  Kaushik Sinha, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  The University of Texas at Austin / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $129,656

 

TRIO DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES PROJECT

PI/Department:  Vanessa Souriya-Mnirajd, Ed-Disability Services Student Sup

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US

Amount:  $294,725

 

INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION PROGRAM, CPO 0004 (SORE #24)

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, FirePoint Innovations-Aerospace

Sponsor:  US Army Research Office

Amount:  $1,210,000

 

MECHANICAL TESTING OF COMPOSITE COUPONS, SUBCOMPONENT, AND CONSTITUENT MATERIALS - TASK 1

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

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $108,949

 

TASK 1 - SKYBORG KICK-OFF MEETING

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

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory 

Amount:  $4,000

 

SCDDO (SEDGWICK COUNTY DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY ORGANIZATION) COST STUDY

PI/Department:  Melissa Walker, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County Division Of Finance 

Amount:  $17,561

 

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS OF KDHE BUREAU OF WASTE MANAGEMENT

PI/Department:  Melissa Walker, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment-Kansas 

Amount:  $17,640

 

HEALTHY BABY PROGRAM RENEWAL (1)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County / Health Resources & Services Admin

Amount:  $50,000

 

PATHWAYS FOR A HEALTHY KANSAS INITIATIVE - PHASE 2

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

Amount:  $304,920

 

MEDICAID AGREEMENT: HCBS ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $1,168,013

 

FLEX POPULATION HEALTH PROGRAM SUPPORT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $10,000

 

KANSAS CONNECTING COMMUNITIES (KCC)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $25,000

 

KANSAS ESSENTIALS FOR CHILDHOOD (KPOP)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $92,000

 

SAFE STREETS WICHITA - EVALUATION OF DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES, YEAR 3

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Partners For Wichita Inc / Substance Abuse-Mntl Health Srv Adm

Amount:  $6,000

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.   If any of the following opportunities are of interest to you, please email proposals@wichita.edu as soon as possible so that a grant specialist may be assigned to assist.

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: Health Resources & Services Administration

Title: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Monday, November 30, 2020 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by January 21, 2021.

Purpose: “The purpose of the BHWET Program for Professionals is to develop and expand experiential training opportunities, such as field placements and internships, to improve the distribution and supply of the behavioral health workforce.”

Amount: $480,000 per year, for four years

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program

Title: Request for Pre-Proposals for the International Space Station (ISS) Flight Opportunity Cooperative Agreement Notice

Application Deadline: Pre-Proposals due noon December 4, 2020

Purpose: The Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP) is seeking pre-proposals for eventual submission to a NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) opportunity. Specifically, this CAN solicitation is for projects the “have previously been selected by NASA EPSCoR for ground-based research funding.” All proposed projects shall be mature enough to transition to a flight experiment with little or no additional NASA funding. Through this solicitation, the ISS will provide the integration and flight opportunity.

Amount: $100,000 for three years

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Title: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one nomination, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by February 4, 2021. 

Purpose: “The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching.”

Amount: $100,000 Research Grant

 

Funding Agency: NASA Kansas Space Grant Consortium

Title: Teacher Workshop Solicitation

Application Deadline: December 11, 2020

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

Amount: $25,000 – cost match is required

 

Funding Agency:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Title: Health Data for Action: (Data Access Award)

Application Deadline: December 17, 2020

Purpose: “HD4A aims to reduce the barriers often faced in accessing rich data by serving as a conduit between data owners and interested researchers. Through this HD4A call for proposals (CFP), RWJF will make valuable data from unique data owners available to researchers.  The purpose of the 2020 HD4A CFP is primarily to award data access at no cost from one of eight anticipated data providers to successful applicants. Most selected projects will not receive a financial award for personnel or other project-related costs. However, limited funding up to $100,000 per project is available for a small number of projects from principal investigators who have not previously received external research funding. The HD4A program will support innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions. Applicants under this CFP will write a proposal for a research study using data from one of the following anticipated data providers including: athenahealth; CareJourney VRDC T-MSIS Research Collaborative; the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC); Geisinger; the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI); HealthShare Exchange (HSX); OCHIN ADVANCE Collaborative; and TransUnion.”

Amount: Data access at no cost. 

 

Funding Agency:  Midwest Biomedical Accelerator Consortium

Title: MBArC Grant Application Process

Application Deadline: LOI due Monday, December 21, 2020

Purpose: “MBArC funds translational research projects that have the potential to improve patient and health care. Awards of up to $200,000 for a year are used for product definition studies (e.g. feasibility studies, prototype development, proof-of-concept studies) comprised of critical go/no-go milestones.”

Amount: $100,000 for one year; 1:1 cost match is also required.

 

Funding Agency:  Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

Title: Cancer Research

Application Deadline: LOI due Monday, December 31, 2020

Purpose: “The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research to investigators in United States non-profit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation funds projects for a one year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified. By design, there are no limits set on the grant amount that can be requested. It must be reasonably and clearly supported by the scope of the project outlined in the application. Applications requesting more than 5% overhead are usually not considered. Papers verifying nonprofit status and relevant human subject and experimental animal treatment approvals from the recipient institution will be requested prior to project initiation. A final report summarizing financial expenditure and research achievement is required.”

Amount: By design, there are no limits set on the grant amount that can be requested. It must be reasonably and clearly supported by the scope of the project outlined in the application. Applications requesting more than 5 percent overhead are usually not considered.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF) and Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) Collaboration

Title: NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology on the International Space Station (ISS) to Benefit Life on Earth

Application Deadline: Feasibility Review Form due January 4, 2021; if approved, full applications will be due March 1, 2021

Purpose: “The Divisions of Chemical, Bioengineering and Environmental Transport (CBET) and Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Infrastructure (CMMI) in the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) are partnering with The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to solicit research projects in the general fields of tissue engineering and mechanobiology that can utilize the International Space Station (ISS) National Lab to conduct research that will benefit life on Earth.”

Amount: $400,000 over three years

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program

Title: KNEP 2020 Request for Pre-Proposals to NASA EPSCoR 2021 Rapid Response Research (R3) Cooperative agreement Notice (CAN)

Application Deadline: Pre-Proposals due noon January 5, 2021

Purpose: The Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP) is seeking proposals for a unique NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM) opportunity entitled the Rapid Response Research (R3) Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN).  The R3’s purpose is to provide a streamlined method to address research issues important to the mission directorates. Proposals must address topics identified by the involved NASA divisions (see Appendices A-I of the NASA Announcement). Kansas can only submit one NASA proposal per technical area. 

Amount: $100,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 (Mid-scale RI-1)

Application Deadline: Preliminary Proposals due January 7, 2021; Full Proposals due (if selected/invited) April 23, 2021

Purpose: “NSF-supported science and engineering research increasingly relies on cutting-edge infrastructure. With its Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program and Major Multi-user Facilities (Major Facilities) projects, NSF supports infrastructure projects at the lower and higher ends of infrastructure scales across science and engineering research disciplines. The Mid-scale Research Infrastructure Big Idea is intended to provide NSF with an agile, Foundation-wide process to fund experimental research capabilities in the mid-scale range between the MRI and Major Facilities thresholds.  NSF defines Research Infrastructure (RI) as any combination of facilities, equipment, instrumentation, or computational hardware or software, and the necessary human capital in support of the same. Major facilities and mid-scale projects are subsets of research infrastructure. The NSF Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 Program (Mid-scale RI-1) supports the design or implementation of unique and compelling RI projects. Mid-scale RI-1 implementation projects may include any combination of equipment, instrumentation, cyberinfrastructure, broadly used large-scale datasets, and the commissioning and/or personnel needed to successfully complete the project, or the design efforts intended to lead to eventual implementation of a mid-scale class project. Mid-scale RI-1 design projects will include the design efforts intended to lead to eventual implementation of a mid-scale class RI project. Mid-scale RI-1 projects should fill a research community-defined scientific need or enable a national research priority to be met. Mid-scale RI-projects should also enable US researchers to remain competitive in a global research environment and involve the training of a diverse workforce engaged in the design and implementation of STEM infrastructure.”

Amount: Implementation Projects are between $6 million – $20 million; Design Projects can be between$600,000 - $20 million. 

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: January 26, 2021

Purpose: “The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to provide a new pathway for Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) who wish to propose research projects in a new direction for which preliminary data do not exist. The Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant, named in honor of the late National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Director, Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D., is open to a broad range of scientific research relevant to the mission of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). Proposed projects must represent a change in research direction for the ESI and should be innovative and unique. A distinct feature for this FOA is that applications must not include preliminary data.”

Amount: Not limited

 

Funding Agency: Council on Library and Information Resources

Title: Recordings at Risk

Application Deadline: January 29, 2021

Purpose: “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: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

Title: Steven H. Sandell Grant Program

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Purpose: “The Center for Retirement Research sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement or disability research and policy. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior or non-tenured scholars (within seven years of receiving their Ph.D.) from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement or disability issues.”

Amount: $45,000

 

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

Title: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program  (S-STEM)

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application per college that awards STEM-eligible degrees, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by March 31, 2021.  ALSO NOTE – this solicitation is currently under revision by NSF.  If the program due dates change, internal due dates may also be adjusted. 

Purpose: “Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships and to advance the adaptation, implementation, and study of effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM. The S-STEM program encourages collaborations among different types of participating groups, including but not limited to partnerships among different types of institutions; collaborations of STEM faculty and institutional, educational, and social science researchers; and partnerships among institutions of higher education and business, industry, local community organizations, national labs, or other federal or state government organizations, if appropriate.”

Amount: Track 1: Institutional Capacity Building $650,000 over five years; Track 2: Design and Development, Single Institution $1,000,000 over five years; Track 3: Design and Development, Multiple Institutional Consortia $5,000,000 over five years.

 

Funding Agency: NASA in Kansas

Title: Seed Research Initiation (SRI) and Partnership Development Grant (PDG)

Application Deadline: SRI due February 26, 2021; PDG due March 12, 2021

Purpose: PDG “grants are intended to facilitate the development of beneficial and promising NASA collaborations.” “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: Three PDG Grants expected for $18,346 each; One single SRI award is anticipated for $152,642.  Cost Match is a requirement of both. 

 

Funding Agency: Japan Foundation New York

Title: Grants for Arts and Culture

Application Deadline: Ongoing, rolling deadline

Purpose: “The Japan Foundation New York office (JFNY) accepts applications from non-profit organizations for projects that take place within the 37 states east of the Rocky Mountains, plus Washington D.C., listed below for the JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture on a rolling basis throughout the year. This grant aims to support projects that will further understanding of Japanese arts and culture.”

Amount: $5,000

 

Funding Agency: Bob Barker Company Foundation

Title: Grants for Incarcerated Community

Application Deadline: Ongoing, rolling deadline

Purpose: “Bob Barker Company has been serving the physical needs of incarcerated individuals since 1972. The Bob Barker Company Foundation is giving back to the incarcerated community in order to prepare them physically, spiritually and emotionally for successful reentry into society.”

Amount: $5,000-$25,000

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-15, 2021

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2021

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – varies based on discipline

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 17, 2021

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 6, 2021

Division of Materials Research – Oct 1-Nov 1, 2021

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics –Jan 28, 2021

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

Computer Science for All (CSforAll: Research and RPPs) – Feb 10, 2021

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

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

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 31, 2021

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

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

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Mar 10, 2021

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jan 13, 2021

A Science of Science Policy Approach to Analyzing and Innovating the Biomedical Research Enterprise (SCISIPBIO) – Feb 9, 2021

Research Training Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (RTG) – Jun 1, 2021

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING 

Hanover Research: January 22, 2021

Wichita State University is partnering with Hanover Research to provide faculty with opportunities designed to increase your grant-writing success and research competitiveness.  These webinars build upon our in-house workshop series, and attendance therefore requires participation in one or more previous WSU Office of Research workshops such as the one listed below for December 2nd 2020, or with prior approval from Fran Cook, Training Manager.  If there is sufficient need, additional Introduction to the WSU Research Office workshops will be added prior to the Hanover webinars.

  • Good vs Fundable Proposals Webinar - Friday, January 22, 2021, 10am - 12pm. This training will explore the difference between a good project and a fundable one, with particular emphasis on how to speak to funders’ expectations around innovation.  A panel of grant consultants from a range of backgrounds will follow.
  • Faculty Consultations - Friday, January 22, 2021 - If you register and attend one or more of the Hanover webinars on October 30th or January 22nd, you will have a chance to receive a one-on-one consultation with a grant consultant expert from Hanover Research, who specializes in your area of research.  Only eight slots are available and faculty (or groups of faculty with similar interests) must provide a white paper in advance of the Faculty Consultation to be considered for this opportunity. 

Email proposals@wichita.edu to Register for Hanover Workshops

If you attended, please provide feedback on the Building Your Research Career Hanover Research Webinar which took place October 30, 2020. 

If you attend, please provide feedback on the Grants for Clinical & Health Science Faculty Hanover Research Webinar which took place October 30, 2020.

 


 

Introduction to the WSU Office of Research Workshop: December 2, 2020, 2-3pm

Join Fran Cook of the WSU Office of Research for a one-hour Zoom workshop, December 2, 2020, from 2pm – 3pm.  Topics will include 1) WSU research office resources and contacts, 2) finding funding, 3) project budgeting and 4) grant-writing tips, with time for questions and answers. 

Email proposals@wichita.edu to receive login information. 

 


 

WSU Office of Research Workshop: Institutional Review Board Overview and Data Security: December 4, 2020 & December 8, 2020

Register to attend virtual WSU Office of Research Workshop: Institutional Review Board Overview and Data Security.  Linda Steinacher, IRB/IACUC Administrator, will discuss the process of applying to the WSU Institutional Review Board for research involving human subjects.  Misha Jacob-Warren, Deputy General Counsel will discuss the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its relevance to University researchers.  Finally, Mark Rodee, Chief Information Security Officer, will discuss data security with regard to sensitive data such as personally-identifying information, controlled unclassified information, and research data in general.  This workshop is recommended especially for those in health professions, and those whose research involves working with human subjects or sensitive data.  Two sessions will be offered: Friday, December 4th, 11:30am - 1pm or Tuesday, December 8th, 10:30am - 12noon.

Please sign up through myTraining or by emailing proposals@wichita.edu.

 


 

2020 Community Courts and Public Safety Conference: December 4, 2020

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Center for Court Innovation hosts a biennial conference with an audience of practitioners and researchers to explore promising ideas in justice reform. This year, the Community Courts and Public Safety Conference will be a one-day virtual convening hosted on Friday, December 4, 2020.  Community courts have been committed to harnessing the power of the justice system to address local problems and improve public safety for over 25 years. Contributing to a dynamic national dialogue about justice reform, the conference will explore topics such as effective practices to reduce recidivism; addressing challenges at the nexus of homelessness and justice system involvement; building effective community partnerships; incorporating restorative justice into court programs; lessons learned from planning community courts; effective justice system responses to substance use disorder; and the future of community justice.

Register - virtual December 4, 2020 Community Courts and Public Safety Conference

 


 

CyberTraining (NSF 19-524) Webinar: December 8, 2020

The National Science Foundation is hosting a webinar about the CyberTraining (NSF 19-524) solicitation.  This NSF program seeks to prepare, nurture, and grow the national scientific research workforce for creating, utilizing, and supporting advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) to enable and potentially transform fundamental science and engineering research and contribute to the Nation's overall economic competitiveness and security. The goals of this solicitation are to (i) ensure broad adoption of CI tools, methods, and resources by the research community in order to catalyze major research advances and to enhance researchers’ abilities to lead the development of new CI; and (ii) integrate core literacy and discipline-appropriate advanced skills in advanced CI as well as computational and data-driven science and engineering into the Nation’s educational curriculum/instructional material spanning undergraduate and graduate courses for advancing fundamental research.

Register for the NSF CyberTraining Solicitation (NSF 19-054) Webinar

 


 

WSU Office of Research Workshop: The WSU Faculty Support Committee & Internal Funding Opportunities: December 15, 2020

Join the WSU Faculty Support Committee for a panel discussion about internal grant funding opportunities available to WSU Faculty, including the URCA, ARC and MURPA.  The WSU Faculty Support committee will describe each funding opportunity, the rating criteria that is used to evaluate applications and how to improve your likelihood of receiving this internal funding.  The workshop will be held Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 10-11:30am. 

Please sign up through myTraining or by emailing proposals@wichita.edu.

 


 

Kansas K-INBRE 19th Annual Symposium: January 14 & 15, 2021

The purpose of the Kansas INBRE (K-INBRE) is to strengthen the ability of Kansas researchers to compete effectively for NIH funds by building a “critical mass” of junior and senior investigators, as well as undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows supported with cutting edge technology within a scientific research theme. The scientific research theme chosen for the K-INBRE is Cell and Developmental Biology.

Register for the K-INBRE Virtual Conference

 


 

CITI Program Free COVID-19 Training Courses

Participating in Vaccine Research is now available as part of CITI’s COVID-19 training which already includes Remote Contact Tracing and COVID-19: Back to Campus courses. There are over 200 vaccines under development to combat COVID-19 and a need for thousands of volunteers to participate in trials in upcoming months. The Participating in Vaccine Research webinar covers the basics of what individuals should expect while participating in vaccine trials, their rights, essential questions they should ask before agreeing to participate, and how to find COVID-19 vaccine trials that are recruiting. -

CITI Websitecontact proposals@wichita.edu if you have questions about setting up your CITI account and affiliating with Wichita State University

DECEMBER 2020

Congratulations to those who received grants in November!  Please help the WSU community stay informed by forwarding any notices of funding opportunities and/or training sessions to research@wichita.edu for inclusion in the next newsletter. We in the Office of Research wish all of you a restful break and Happy Holidays.  Good luck in your research efforts over the next month and year.  

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS

MSA and Value of Transmission Lines and for fair, effective, and reliable operation

PI/Department:  Visvakumar Aravinthan, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Sunflower Electric Power Corporation 

Amount:  $60,000

 

Multiphase Capillary Flow Behaviors of Oil and Water trhough Superhydrophobic and Superoleophobic Multifunctional Porous Membranes for Effective Separation

PI/Department:  Eylem Asmatulu, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund 

Amount:  $110,000

 

Smart Management for Small Water Systems- Amendment 2

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

Sponsor:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / Environmental Protection Agency

Amount:  $123,536

 

American Job Center and WIOA Performance Evaluation Services

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

Sponsor:  City of Lincoln

Amount:  $25,300

 

Kansas Museums Association Proposal for Services 2021- 2024

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

Sponsor:  Kansas Museums Association 

Amount:  $28,350

 

Starch Analysis Keith Phase

PI/Department:  Crystal Dozier, Anthropology

Sponsor:  Kansas Historical Society 

Amount:  $ 334

 

Keith Phase Residue 2020

PI/Department:  Crystal Dozier, Anthropology

Sponsor:  Robert J Hoard

Amount:  $ 370

 

Phase 1 SOS

PI/Department:  Debra Franklin, Strategic Initiatives

Sponsor:  Martin Defense Group / Office of Naval Research

Amount:  $265,730

 

FMSG: Electrochemical Upcycling of Waste Nitrates for Eco-Manufacturing of Nitrogen-Based Chemicals

PI/Department:  Shuang Gu, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  Iowa State University / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $140,000

 

2020 CAE CySP Wichita State University

PI/Department:  Joseph Jabara, Engineering Technology

Sponsor:  Natl Security Agency / Department of Defense

Amount:  $450,763

 

Mock Trial - Agevshi

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $5,000

 

Mock Trial - Burvala

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Co-PI/Department: Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $4,500

 

III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Multi-level Computational Approaches to Protein Function Prediction

PI/Department:  Dukka KC, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation 

Amount:  $38,416

 

TRIO Student Support Services Program

PI/Department:  Linda Rhone, Ed-Student Support Services

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $494,929

 

Modeling for Affordable, Sustainable Composites (MASC) – Mod 05

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

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

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory 

Amount:  $13,250,000

 

Modeling for Affordable, Sustainable Composites (MASC) - Mod 06

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

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

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory 

Amount:  $525,400

 

Wichita Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention Renewal 2

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Department for Children and Families / Dept of Health and Human Services

Amount:  $19,000

 

Agreement for Supporting the Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $31,795

 

Agreement for Coordinating the Kansas Perinatal Quality Collaborative (KPQC)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $100,014

 

Syndromic Surveillance - ESSENCE Training and User Manual Development

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $50,000

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.   If any of the following opportunities are of interest to you, please email proposals@wichita.edu as soon as possible so that a grant specialist may be assigned to assist.

 

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

Title: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due Friday, December 18, 2020; WSU is limited to being the lead applicant on one proposal.***LIMITED***

Purpose: “RII Track-2 FEC builds interjurisdictional collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators in scientific focus areas consistent with NSF priorities. Projects are investigator-driven and must include researchers from at least two EPSCoR eligible jurisdictions with complementary expertise and resources necessary to address challenges, which neither party could address as well or rapidly independently. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research and education activities should seek to broaden participation through the strategic inclusion and integration of diverse individuals, institutions, and sectors throughout the project. Proposals must describe a comprehensive and integrated vision to drive discovery and build sustainable STEM capacity that exemplifies diversity of all types (individual, institutional, geographic, and disciplinary). The development of diverse early-career faculty is a critical component of this sustainable STEM capacity. For FY 2021, RII Track-2 FEC proposals are invited on a single topic: “Advancing research towards Industries of the Future to ensure economic growth for EPSCoR jurisdictions.

Amount: $1 - 1.5million (depending on number of participating EPSCoR jurisdictions)

 

Funding Agency:  Midwest Biomedical Accelerator Consortium

Title: MBArC Grant Application Process

Application Deadline: LOI due Monday, December 21, 2020

Purpose: “MBArC funds translational research projects that have the potential to improve patient and health care. Awards of up to $200,000 for a year are used for product definition studies (e.g. feasibility studies, prototype development, proof-of-concept studies) comprised of critical go/no-go milestones.”

Amount: $100,000 for one year; 1:1 cost match is also required.

 

Funding Agency:  Mars / American Heritage Chocolate

Title: Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant

Application Deadline: December 26, 2020

Purpose: “Launched in 2013, the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant, named after the company’s owner and advocate of the history of the Americas, has a special emphasis on uncovering and sharing chocolate’s role in global history as well as its influence on heritage and culture. Grant funds will be awarded for project(s) that investigate and/or educate the public on the history of chocolate and/or the chocolate making process from a cultural, historic and/or scientific perspective(s). The scholarship process is competitive, and the awards will be made based on merit as judged by a panel of experts. Educational impact will be at the forefront of this decision process.”

Amount: $50,000

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program

Title: KNEP 2020 Request for Pre-Proposals to NASA EPSCoR 2021 Rapid Response Research (R3) Cooperative agreement Notice (CAN)

Application Deadline: Pre-Proposals due noon January 5, 2021

Purpose: The Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP) is seeking proposals for a unique NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM) opportunity entitled the Rapid Response Research (R3) Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN).  The R3’s purpose is to provide a streamlined method to address research issues important to the mission directorates. Proposals must address topics identified by the involved NASA divisions (see Appendices A-I of the NASA Announcement). Kansas can only submit one NASA proposal per technical area. 

Amount: $100,000

 

Funding Agency: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

Title: Early Career Research Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 13, 2021 for Human Health & Community Resilience Track

Purpose: “The Gulf Research Program’s Early-Career Research Fellowship supports emerging scientific leaders as they take risks on research ideas not yet tested, pursue unique collaborations, and build a network of colleagues who share their interest in improving offshore energy system safety and the well-being of coastal communities and ecosystems.  Because the early years of a researcher’s career are a critical time, the relatively unrestricted funds and mentoring this fellowship provides help recipients navigate this period with independence, flexibility, and a built-in support network.” “The Early Career Research Fellowship’s Human Health and Community Resilience track aligns with one of Gulf Research Program’s five program areas, and narrows the focus of the fellowship to support the most relevant research to the goals and objectives of the Board on Gulf Health and Resilience. For the 2021-2023 Application Cycle, the Human Health and Community Resilience track goal focuses on contributing to the advancement of health equity in the Gulf of Mexico region or Alaska by considering the social determinants of health.”  Note, future tracks will include Environmental Protection & Stewardship and Offshore Energy Safety.

Amount: $76,000 for two years

 

Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence 

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due January 13, 2021 by 2pm Central

Purpose: “The Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. One way that we pursue this mission is by investing in high-quality field-initiated studies on improving the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.”

Amount: $100,000-$1,000,000

 

Funding Agency: Johnson & Johnson Innovation | JLABS

Title: Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Mental Health

Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Purpose: “We invite nurses and nursing students worldwide to submit their nurse-led novel concepts, education programs, protocols, prevention or treatment approaches, screening tools, and consumer product ideas with the power to potentially transform mental health care and well-being for their fellow healthcare professionals or the patients they serve amid the current pandemic environment and beyond.

Ideas may include potential solutions for practice in any setting, including inpatient, outpatient, education, private practice, community, military and VA settings and can address health and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health conditions, and care & treatment considerations for persons with psychiatric and/or substance use disorders.”

Amount: $100,00

 

Funding Agency: Konza Prairie, part of NSF Long-Term Ecological Research Network (LTER)

Title: Supplemental Requests for Research Experiences for Teachers

Application Deadline: January 18, 2021

Purpose: “The NSF LTER program is committed to catalyzing enhancement of diversity in the community of scientists and educators participating in LTER activities. To that end, we are pleased to solicit supplemental requests for Research Opportunity Awards (ROA), Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experiences for Teachers (RET). Requests that provide research opportunities for members of groups underrepresented in the sciences, including minorities and persons with disabilities (visible or non-visible), veterans, faculty (especially women) at Minority Serving Institutions or Community Colleges, and teachers from schools located in under-served communities, will be prioritized. For purposes of these supplements, first-generation college students are not considered an underrepresented group.

The LTER program recognizes the value of a deep and lasting interaction between LTER scientists and K-12 teachers for the professional development of the teacher, and the creation and implementation of effective curricula to enhance STEM training for their students. To facilitate the success of this interaction, the LTER program will consider RET requests to support a pair of teachers for two summers and the school year in between. Requests for support for teachers from underrepresented groups or from schools located in under-served communities will be prioritized. Budgets should include stipends for teachers and financial support for the implementation of classroom activities or field trips that emerge from the teachers’ research experiences. Funds for LTER personnel are not allowed. RET proposals should clearly describe how teachers and LTER personnel (which may include graduate students and postdoctoral researchers) will collaborate on research projects and curriculum development during summers and the intervening school year.”

Amount: Varies by program activity; interested WSU researchers should reach out to a Kansas State University Konza Prairie researcher to learn more about the opportunities and how to collaborate.  For more information, please reach out to: Dr. Lydia Zeglin, lzeglin@ksu.edu at Kansas State University.

 

Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Title: Nursing Workforce Diversity Program

Application Deadline: January 19, 2021

Purpose: “The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program. The purpose of this program is to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds (including ethnic and racial minorities underrepresented among registered nurses) throughout the educational pipeline in becoming registered nurses. This purpose is accomplished by supporting diploma or associate degree registered nurses as they become baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses, and preparing practicing registered nurses for advanced nursing education.”

Amount: Up to $555,000 per year

 

Funding Agency: Simons Foundation

Title: Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

Application Deadline: January 28, 2021

Purpose: “The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences division invites applications for Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians to stimulate collaboration in the field primarily through the funding of travel and related expenditures.  The goal of the program is to substantially increase collaborative contacts between accomplished, active mathematicians in the United States who do not otherwise have access to funding that could provide support for travel and visitors.”

Amount: Each collaboration grant provides $8,400 per year for up to five years: $6,000 per year for collaboration, travel and research funds for the awardee; $1,000 per year in discretionary funds for the awardee’s department to enhance the research atmosphere of the department; and 20 percent ($1,400) per year in indirect costs. The five-year grant will commence September 1, 2021.

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: Diane J. Willis Early Career Award

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Purpose: “The APF Div. 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award: Advances public understanding of mental health and improve the well-being of children and families through policy and service.  Encourages promising early career psychologists to continue work in this area. Applicants must:  Be psychologists with an EdD, PsyD or PhD from an accredited university and be no more than 10 years postdoctoral.” 

Amount: $2.000

 

Funding Agency: K-INBRE

Title: Core Facility Support

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021 by 5:00pm

Purpose: The purpose of K-INBRE research support is to further the ability of Kansas researchers to compete successfully for NIH funds.  Within our scientific research theme of Cell and Developmental Biology, focus areas include reproductive and embryonic development, organogenesis, developmental neuroscience, and cellular and developmental pathologies.  Core Facility Awards provide funds to institutional core facilities that support the research focus of the K-INBRE Cell and Developmental Biology.  Proposals are limited to one year of funding and may be used to support maintenance agreements or equipment purchases.  Matching funds are not required but will strengthen the application and provide evidence of departmental and institutional support. 

Amount: $10,000 maximum in direct costs

 

Funding Agency: K-INBRE 

Title: Recruitment/Start-Up Package

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021 by 5:00pm

Purpose: The purpose of K-INBRE research support is to further the ability of Kansas researchers to compete successfully for NIH funds.  Within our scientific research theme of Cell and Developmental Biology, focus areas include reproductive and embryonic development, organogenesis, developmental neuroscience, and cellular and developmental pathologies.  Recruitment/Start-Up packages are for the purpose of assisting in the process of bringing in new faculty to K-INBRE Undergraduate Partnership Institutions (includes WSU) and helping in the establishment of their research laboratories.  See application instructions for specific eligibility requirements/limitations. 

Amount: $25,000 maximum in direct costs

 

Funding Agency: Motorola Solutions Foundation

Title: 2021 Grant Program

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021 Required Inquiry Form due

Purpose: “Our grant program has three primary areas of focus: •Technology and engineering educat