News, Events and Resources for the WSU Research Community

2022

January 2022

Congratulations to those 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.  

Coleen Pugh, Vice Provost for Research

 

AWARDS

SMART FACTORY PO

PI/Department:  Brian Brown, NIAR

Sponsor:   Deloitte Services, LLP

Amount:  $150,000

 

VIZLING APP

PI/Department:  Darren DeFrain, English

Sponsor:  State of Kansas – URCA  

Amount:  $4,500

 

221830SH - KMUW VIA WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION

PI/Department:  Jessica Hanzlicek-Treadwell, KMUW

Sponsor:  Humanities Kansas 

Amount:  $3,588

 

FLOATER ARM MACHINE TORSION TUBE WELDMENT & MOUNT

PI/Department:  Andrew Jonas, NIAR-Shop

Sponsor:  Spirit Aerosystems INC

Amount:  $2,050

 

APPENDIX I IN-SITU X-RAY AND THERMAL MONITORING OF THE LASER-POWDER BED FUSION PROCESS: DETERMINING FUSION SIGNATURES

PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $90,000

 

TRIO STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PROJECT

PI/Department:  Linda Rhone, ED - Student Support Services

Sponsor:  Department of Education - US

Amount:  $494,929

 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN KTEC HOLDINGS, INC. AND WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY (ULTRASONIC FIBER GUIDANCE)

PI/Department:  Richard Sack, Engineering Technology

Co-PI/Department: Ramazan Asmatulu, Mechanical Engineering | Nils Hakansson, Biomedical Engineering

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce

Amount:  $23,000

 

BACKPACK PARAMOTOR SYSTEM

PI/Department:  Bhisham Sharma, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  D'Angelo Technologies, LLC / Air Force Research Laboratory

Amount:  $15,401

 

CUBE-SAT SPACE FLIGHT TEST OF A NEUTRINO DETECTOR

PI/Department:  Nick Solomey, Physics

Co-PI/Department: Atri Dutta, Aerospace Engineering | Hyuck Kwon, Electrical & Computer Engr | Holger Meyer, Mathematics & Statistics & Physics  

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $1,099,959

 

2021-2022 MADE MEN COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Made Men, Inc.

Amount:  $18,750

 

CORE SIPP - COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $20,000

 

KHFI EVALUATION

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  The Food Trust

Amount:  $21,000

 

KSFHP HEALTHY DIET PROJECT (AMENDMENT 1)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $91,422

 

KSFHP TRAININGS - MBTI AND MORE

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $13,500

 

MEETING FACILITATION

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Unified Government of Wyandotte County

Amount:  $6,900

 

MISSION REFRESH & PLANNING CONVERSATION

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre

Amount:  $2,814

 

STATE ESSENTIALS FOR CHILDHOOD: IMPLEMENTATION OF STRATEGIES AND APPROACHES FOR CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PREVENTION

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $92,000

 

SYNDROMIC SURVEILLANCE - ESSENCE TRAINING, VIDEO TUTORIALS AND USER MANUAL DEVELOPMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $47,205

 

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:  $38,610

 

DEVELOP CHEMICAL CROSS-LINKERS TO SELECTIVELY LABEL MONMETHYLATED LYSINE FOR THE STUDY OF POST-TRANSLATIONAL MODIFICATION-SPECIFIC LOCAL INTERACTOMES

PI/Department:  Haifan Wu, Chemistry

Sponsor:  State of Kansas – URCA

Amount:  $4,500

 

MENTORING ENGINEERING FACULTY TO PROFESSIONAL IMPACT (EFIC)

PI/Department:  Yimesker Yihun, Mechanical Engineering

Co-PI/Department: Yang-Seon Kim, Mechanical Engineering | Rajeev Nair, Mechanical Engineering | Wei Wei, Mechanical Engineering | Tewodros Zewde, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Arizona State University

Amount:  $100,000

 

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. The Office of Research has updated its website with more information about the deadlines for receipt of proposals.  While mandatory forms must be finalized well in advance of the funder deadline, you may continue to focus on your proposal narrative until closer to the deadline.  Please visit Pre-Award Services to find out more.

 

***LIMITED*** Funding Agency: Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Title: Quality of Life Grant: Direct Effort (Tier 1)

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by January 24, 2022 at 5pm, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by February 9, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by March 9, 2022.

Purpose: “As a pillar of the Paralysis Resource Center, the Quality of Life Grants Program, pioneered by the late Dana Reeve, impacts and empowers people living with paralysis, their families and caregivers by providing grants to nonprofit organizations whose projects and initiatives foster inclusion, involvement and community engagement, while promoting health and wellness for those affected by paralysis in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Direct Effect (Tier 1) is open-focused and awards grants of up to $25,000 to support a wide range of projects and activities. Grants fund programs and projects that will clearly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families (see full program details).”   Note, a technical assistance webinar on this opportunity will be held February 2, 2022.  See the website to register.  Also, an FAQ for this funding agency is available: Frequently Asked Questions.

Amount: Up to $25,000

 

Funding Agency: John Templeton Foundation

Title: Ideas Lab Workshop: Bringing Chemistry, Physics and Computing to Life

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

Purpose: “A new grant award from the John Templeton Foundation invites applications to an Ideas Lab workshop, to be held June 19-24 (2022) in Prague CZ, in order to stimulate novel, collaborative research at the interface between nonequilibrium physics, artificial life, and biological chemistry. The grant will pay all travel and lodging costs for up to 30 successful applicants. The goal of the event is to help early career researchers* both within and beyond academia better position themselves for high-impact, transdisciplinary research at the highest levels of international excellence. To achieve this goal, the workshop will not only broaden each attendee’s knowledge base and professional network, but will also offer them the opportunity to apply for stakes in up to $5 million total funding for developing the ideas produced by the week’s activities.” 

Amount: Travel and Lodging Costs

 

Funding Agency: American Vineyard Foundation

Title: Research Proposals for FY 2022-2023

Application Deadline: January 31, 2022

Purpose: “The AVF is committed to employing the recommendations of its review committees to fund research priority projects that attempt to solve viticulture and enological problems, improve grape and wine quality, focus on sustainable strategies and provide pathways for dissemination of research results to the wine community.” 

Amount: See application website for examples of previously funded projects

 

Funding Agency: PCORI: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Title: Implementation and Research PCORI Funding Announcements

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due February 1 for Implementation, February 8 for Research

Purpose: See website for list of opportunities on a variety of research and implementation topics.  Current research topics include “Brief Interventions for Adolescent Alcohol Use,” “Comparative Effectiveness of Interventions Targeting Mental Health in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,” and “Prevention, Early Identification and Treatment of Delirium in Older Adults,” for example.

Amount: Varies by opportunity

 

Funding Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Title: Research to Reduce Consumer Food Waste in the United States

Application Deadline: February 9, 2022

Purpose: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing cutting-edge transdisciplinary research (integrating diverse disciplines such as behavioral science, psychology, economics, public health, and sociology) to develop, apply, and test innovative and creative community-engaged approaches/methods to reduce household food waste through prevention (i.e., not redistribution) in the United States (U.S.) in real world settings. Prevention of household food waste means that the amount of food available for consumption in a household that is not ultimately eaten by the household is reduced.” 

Amount: $750,000

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Title: Grants for Arts Projects: Visual Arts

Application Deadline:  February 10, 2022 and July 7, 2022

Purpose: “The NEA is committed to supporting visual arts activity—painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, drawing, craft, and public art—that demonstrates exceptional aesthetic investigation and meaningful community engagement. Specifically, the NEA is interested in supporting contemporary artists and the projects they undertake, such as exhibitions, residencies, publications, commissions, public art works, conservation, documentation, services to the field, and public programs. The NEA is committed to encouraging individual artistic development, experimentation, and dialogue between artists and the public.” 

Amount: Matching Grants of $10,000 - $100,000

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Title: Grants for Arts Projects: Museums

Application Deadline: February 10, 2022 and July 7, 2022

Purpose: “The NEA is committed to supporting museum activity that demonstrates exceptional aesthetic investigation and meaningful community engagement. Specifically, the NEA assists museums through the support of exhibitions, care of collections, conservation, commissions, public art works, community engagement, education activities, and other museum work. Museum projects funded by the NEA demonstrate artistic excellence and artistic merit in and across a variety of mediums, movements, eras, and cultures.” 

Amount: Matching Grants of $10,000 - $100,000

 

Funding Agency: Kessler Foundation

Title: Signature Employment Grants

Application Deadline: Online Concept Applications due February 22, 2022

Purpose: “Signature Employment Grants are awarded nationally to fund new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects, or social ventures that lead to a generation of new ideas to solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities. Preference is given for interventions that address the intersection of race, class, gender, disability and poverty within the framework of helping individuals with disabilities obtain competitive, integrated employment in a cost-effective manner. Signature grants are not intended to fund project expansions or bring proven projects to new communities, unless there is a significant scale, scope or replicable component.” 

Amount: $100,000-$250,000 yearly, with required cost match of 15%

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Building an Integrated Information Technology Infrastructure for State Regulatory Programs (U2F) [Clinical Trial Not Allowed]

Application Deadline: February 22, 2022

Purpose: “The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to build an integrated information technology (IT) data management system and user community to be utilized by state, local, territorial, and tribal (SLTTs) regulatory and public health partners for their human and animal food regulatory and public health programs. This cooperative agreement is intended to establish a robust IT infrastructure to assist SLTT regulatory and public health partners to better manage high quality regulatory programs and advance conformance with the regulatory standards.  The IT infrastructure will be designed with the capability to integrate with FDA data exchange systems, which supports information sharing between states as well as between FDA and state regulatory and public health partners.  The data management system and user community will support continuing efforts in achieving a national integrated food supply system (IFSS), promoting One Health, supporting domestic mutual reliance (DMR) initiatives and implementing the New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint.” 

Amount: Maximum of $6,000,000 per year over three years.

 

Funding Agency: Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI)

Title: Addressing Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction

Application Deadline: February 24, 2022

Purpose: “HABRI is issuing a call for research proposals from institutions and organizations across the globe to investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership and/or animal-assisted interventions (AAI) or therapy, both for the people and the animals involved. Proposals should have a strong theoretical framework and focus on innovative approaches to studying the health effects of companion animals on humans within the following broad categories: Child Health and Development, Healthy Aging and Mental & Physical Health and Wellness.  In an effort to help address larger societal challenges, proposals that have potential to impact current public health crises or issues at the forefront of public concern are welcomed. Topics include (but are not limited to) impacts on diverse and under-represented populations, social isolation and loneliness, suicide prevention, addiction, trauma and/or post-traumatic stress, obesity, and heart health.” 

Amount: While there is no budget cap, HABRI awards an average of 5-6 projects each year with project costs averaging approximately $45,000 per project and an average duration of about 20 months

 

Funding Agency: Hearing Health Foundation

Title: Emerging Research Grant

Application Deadline: February 25, 2022

Purpose: “Through the Emerging Research Grants (ERG) program, Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) provides seed money to researchers with innovative approaches to hearing and balance science. HHF Emerging Research Grants are intended primarily for promising researchers who are in the early stages of their careers and focusing on hearing loss, hearing restoration and hearing and balance related conditions. Senior investigators are also eligible for grants in specific hearing and balance topics.  The primary purpose of this Award is to enable the Principal Investigator (“PI”) to become established and/or produce quality research that will allow the PI to successfully compete for NIH grants or grants from other sources.” 

Amount: $50,000

 

Funding Agency: Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission

Title: Reimagined Spaces

Application Deadline: Required Letter of Intent due before February 25, 2022; Full application, if invited, will be due March 1, 2022

Purpose: “Reimagined Spaces provides funding for communities to activate publicly accessible spaces for the purposes of artistic use and public programming. The program is designed to utilize artists, temporary creative interventions and arts organizations to increase community vibrancy and provide space for artistic expression and public engagement. Eligible projects may include artist studios, pop-up performance spaces, installations, activation of outdoor spaces and exhibition space. In addition, a new specific pathway has been added to the application for all mural related projects.” 

Amount: $10,000 with 1:1 match required

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title:  NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication

Application Deadline: Optional draft due February 28, 2022; Full applications due April 20, 2022

Purpose: “Through NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation jointly support individual scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression and digital publication. To be considered under this opportunity, an applicant’s plans for digital publication must be integral to the project’s research goals.  That is, the project must be conceived as digital because the research topics being addressed and methods applied demand presentation beyond traditional print publication.  Competitive submissions embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.”  Note, a webinar for this opportunity will be January 31, 2022.

Amount: $5,000 per month

 

Funding Agency: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

Title: Events Sponsorship Grants Program

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Purpose: “ORAU’s Events Sponsorship Grant Program Cycle 2 applications are due March 1, 2022 for events occurring between May 1 and September 30, 2022. Each member university is limited to one award per fiscal year. Awards in the 2022 Cycle 2 competition are included in the limit.  Up to $4,000 may be requested to support an event that involves participants from more than one ORAU member institution, including students. Examples of such events include visits to an ORAU consortium member by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition. Any ORAU member institution in good standing may submit an event grant application through their ORAU Councilor. Only applications endorsed by an institution’s ORAU Councilor will be considered.”

Amount: $4,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Addressing Systems Challenges through Engineering Teams (ASCENT)

Application Deadline: Preliminary Proposal Required March 2, 2022; Full proposals, if invited, will be due May 31, 2022

Purpose: “The Addressing Systems Challenges through Engineering Teams (ASCENT) program is a strategic investment of ECCS that emphasizes new collaboration modalities among the various ECCS supported sub-disciplines. ASCENT encourages robust collaborations among the devices, circuits, algorithms, systems, and networks research communities to develop innovative projects. ASCENT seeks proposals that are bold and ground-breaking transcending the perspectives and approaches typical of disciplinary research efforts. ASCENT projects are expected to lead to disruptive technologies or nucleate entirely new research fields motivated by the most pressing societal challenges the global community faces.  In response to the national priority that calls for sustained scientific leadership and continued growth in semiconductor technology, this ASCENT solicitation will focus on two specific research themes: Future Semiconductor Technology (FST) and Sustainable Micro- and Nano-Electronics (SMN).”  Note, a webinar about this solicitation will be held on January 24, 2022.

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

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: HEAL Initiative: Exploratory Data and Methods to Address Urgent Needs to Stem the Opioid Epidemic (R21- Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: March 10, 2022

Purpose: “The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to develop new, exploratory methods, approaches, and/or tools to apply to existing data streams (e.g., electronic health records, syndromic surveillance, claims data, registry data, pharmacy dispensing, and mortality records) that could provide novel insights into the dynamics of opioid and prescription drugs misuse, addiction, recovery, relapse, and recovery to facilitate rapid understanding of the opioid epidemic for prevention and treatment or to develop methods for small area estimation that inform decisions of local (e.g., substate) jurisdictions. It will emphasize approaches that shorten the lags between data capture and data availability so the data is available real-time or near real-time to provide actionable insights, and methods and tools that improve efficiency and practical use of surveillance, clinical or other relevant data that may allow for faster or better localized responses or better allocation of resources to address the opioid epidemic.”

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

 

Funding Agency: American Chemical Society (ACS)

Title: Petroleum Research Fund

Application Deadline: March 11, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program

Title: Suborbital Flight Opportunities (SFO)

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

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

Amount: $250,000 over three years

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Health Care Models for Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions from Populations that Experience Health Disparities: Advancing Health Care towards Health Equity (R01 - Clinical Trials Optional)

Application Deadline: March 18, 2022

Purpose: “This initiative will support innovative, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary research designed to study the effective adaptation, integration, and implementation of recommended guidelines of care of persons with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) from populations that experience health disparities. Projects would be expected to involve more than one component and/or more than one level of influence within existing or newly proposed health care models. The goal of this initiative is attainment of optimal treatment and health outcomes goals to advance health care towards health equity.” 

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

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Title: Research Grants in the Arts

Application Deadline: March 28, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Title: NEA Research Labs

Application Deadline: March 28, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: EHR Core Research: Building Capacity in STEM Education Research

Application Deadline: March 29, 2022

Purpose: “ECR: BCSER supports activities that enable researchers to expand their areas of expertise and acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to conduct rigorous research in STEM education. Career development may be accomplished through investigator-initiated professional development and research projects or through institutes that enable researchers to integrate methodological strategies with theoretical and practical issues in STEM education.” 

Amount: Investigator Development awards are $350,000 over three years; Institute and Conference awards are also available under this solicitation.

 

Funding Agency: PCORI: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

Title: Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due April 4, 2022; Full Proposals (if invited) due July 11, 2022

Purpose: “The healthcare research process traditionally includes only scientists and other research-related professionals. PCORI believes that engagement of nontraditional stakeholders—from topic selection through design and conduct of research to dissemination of results—can influence research to be more patient centered, useful, and trustworthy, and ultimately lead to greater use of research results by patients and the broader healthcare community.” 

Amount: Dissemination Initiative: $250,000; Capacity-Building: $250,000; Stakeholder Convening: $100,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for HEAL Initiative: Restoring Joint Health and Function to Reduce Pain Consortium (RE-JOIN) (UC2 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: First Estimated Application Due Date will be April 29, 2022

Purpose: “The goal of RE-JOIN will be to define the innervation of the different articular and peri-articular tissues that collectively form the joint (including bone, cartilage, synovium, joint capsule, ligament, tendon, fascia and muscle), by sensory neurons that mediate the sensation of pain. Knowledge about the types and distribution of neurites in joint tissues will facilitate the identification of key receptors and mediators that induce pain by activating specific sensory neurons. These mediators and their receptors will provide novel targets for reducing pain. Research teams will map the sensory innervation of knee and/or temporomandibular joint tissues in animal models and/or human tissues and have the option of including additional joints. Research Teams may also further adapt or develop technologies that would improve the ability to map neurons in joint tissues.” 

Amount: TBD

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) | High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) | Basic Instrumentation Grant (BIG) Program (S10 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Purpose: “The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of high-priced, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated instrumentation system. The minimum award is $50,000. There is no maximum price limit for the instrument; however, the maximum award is $600,000. Instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass spectrometers, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, flow cytometers, and biomedical imagers.” 

“The High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of high-end, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems. The minimum award is $600,001. There is no maximum price limit for the instrument; however, the maximum award is $2,000,000. Instruments supported include, but are not limited to, X-ray diffractometers, high throughput robotic screening systems, mass spectrometers, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, flow cytometers, and biomedical imagers.”

“The Basic Instrumentation Grant (BIG) Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase a single high-priced, specialized, commercially available instrument or an integrated instrumentation system.  The BIG Program is limited to institutions that have not received S10 instrumentation funding of $250,001 or greater in any of the preceding 3 Federal fiscal years (FY). The minimum award is $25,000. There is no maximum price limit for the instrument; however, the maximum award is $250,000. Instruments supported include, but are not limited to, basic cell sorters, confocal microscopes, ultramicrotomes, gel imagers, or computer systems.”

Amount: See Purpose sections above.

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Risk and Protective Factors of Family Health and Family Level Interventions (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: June 5, 2022

Purpose: “The purpose of this initiative is to advance the science of minority health and health disparities by supporting research on family health and well-being and resilience. The NIMHD Research Framework recognizes family health, family well-being, and family resilience as critically important areas of research to decrease disparities and promote equity.” 

Amount: Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. Maximum project period is five years.

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Exploratory/Developmental Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG) (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: June 16, 2022

Purpose: “The purpose of this engineering-oriented funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage submissions of exploratory/developmental Bioengineering Research Grant (EBRG) applications to demonstrate feasibility and potential utility of new capabilities or improvements in quality, speed, efficacy, operability, costs, and/or accessibility of solutions to problems in basic biomedical, pre-clinical, or clinical research, clinical care delivery, or accessibility.  This FOA will support clinical trials that test functionality or validate performance in the chosen setting. Applications that propose phase III clinical trials in any area of cancer research are not sought by and will not be supported through this FOA.”  

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

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy

Title: Fellowships with the DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management

Application Deadline: Continuous/ongoing

Purpose: “The FECM is seeking motivated students, postgraduates, and faculty to participate in projects at the forefront of the clean energy transition, helping to address the climate crisis through a 12-month full-time fellowship with FECM.  FECM plays an important role in providing solutions that address the climate crisis. We are working to minimize the climate and environmental impacts of fossil energy and to advance carbon management.”  Note, opportunity is available to U.S. Citizens.

Amount: Varies for Student/Postgraduate/Faculty – Faculty will receive a stipend starting at $100,000-$125,000

 

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, 2022

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2022

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – Sept & Oct - varies based on discipline

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

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 16, 2022

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 5, 2022

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – Jan 27 & Aug 25, 2022

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Nov & Dec – varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – Sept 30, 2022

Security and Preparedness – Jan 15 and Aug 15 annually

Social Psychology – Jan 15 and Jul 15 annually

Sociology – Jan 15 and Aug 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) – accepted anytime

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) – accepted anytime

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

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

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

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

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program – accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

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

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

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program – May 10, 2022

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jul 13, 2022

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 30, 2022

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

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

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

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

Introduction to the WSU Office of Research Workshops

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

See the list of upcoming workshops and sign up to attend

 


 

DOJ: Bureau of Justice Assistance: The Funding Process: First Steps to Applying, How to Prepare Now, and Other Considerations: January 26, 2022

This is the second of two webinars that will prepare applicants for Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) funding opportunities. Prior to the release of a solicitation, there are a number of steps that applicants can take. 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. A Q&A session will follow at the end of the presentation.

Register for DOJ BJA Funding Process Webinar

 


 

Sound Health Network: Music During Incarceration: January 26, 2022

Join us for our next webinar on Music during Incarceration. Our panel will include Alison Etter, MM, MT-BC, a music therapist working at Kerrville State Hospital, serving individuals on a forensic commitment, such as those who were found not guilty by reason of insanity. She will be joined by ethnomusicologist Benjamin Harbert, PhD, who directed the film Follow Me Down: Portraits of Louisiana Prison Musicians and who is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University, along with Conseula Gaines, an organizer, educator and motivational speaker who aims to change the criminal justice system in the US, after spending 22 years incarcerated for a crime of passion. The Sound Health Network is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Renée Fleming.

Register for Sound Health Network Webinar

 


 

Creating Structured R&D Data for Artificial Intelligence: January 27, 2022

The most challenging barrier for R&D teams to make use of machine learning and artificial intelligence is not using the best technique, but having access to clean, structured data. Current data systems often fall short, with inputs and outputs not connected, ambiguity in naming, and under-specification of results. As a result, machine learning wins are isolated to teams working on specialized projects. Watch this webinar to learn the framework for a modern, structured, data management system. When a traditional ELN or LIMS is used, teams often still work in spreadsheets, making it impossible for the entire company to benefit from their learnings. A modern system will move scientists out of spreadsheets and create a set of data that the entire company can benefit from.

Register for Creating Structured R&D Data for Artificial Intelligence Webinar

 


 

Leonard Wood Institute and Army’s Developmental Command Analysis Center (DAC) Virtual Webinars on Converging Research Opportunities: January 27, 2022 and February 4, 2022 (2pm Central)

The Leonard Wood Institute (LWI) in support of the Army’s Development Command Analysis Center (DAC) is inviting you to a virtual webinar where we along with our Army partners will discuss converging research opportunities.   Each webinar will last approximately one hour or less and will be hosted using the webinar using the Zoom platform.  Topics to be discussed include the Army Research Laboratory Broad Agency Announcement for Basic & Applied Scientific Research submission process, discussion of Cooperative Agreements and collaboration, discussion on Army modernization priorities and maneuver support, and limited question and answers.   Both webinars will be covering the same topic areas on both dates so you need only attend one webinar. 

Email Funding for a link to each webinar and additional information

 


 

Hanover Research Grants Workshops: January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28, May 26, June 30, 2022

Hanover Research is offering a series of webinars on a variety of topics “designed to help grant-seekers to develop their skills and plan for upcoming competitions.” The webinar on January 27, 2022 is titled “Keys to a Competitive NSF S-STEM” and the webinar on February 24, 2022 is titled “Tools of the Trade: National Institutes of Health.” 

Sign up for the Hanover Research Grants Newsletter

 


 

Office of Research Workshop: NASA Funding: Dr. Solomey & Dr. Vivod:  February 2, 2022, at 10am Central

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

Email proposals@wichita.edu to receive a link to this NASA workshop

 


 

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFRL) What’s the Next Big Question?: AI: Leaders in A.I. Discuss the Science of the Future: February 2, 2022

Join us on Wed., Feb 2nd, at 2PM ET, for the next installment of our ongoing series of two hour sessions with leaders in AI, including Rauf Izmaliov, Peraton Labs, Vladimir Vapnik, Columbia, Katerina Fragkiadaki, Carnegie Mellon, Carla Gomez, Cornell, Bart Selmen, Cornell, Benji Maruyama, AFRL and Doug Riecken, AFRL/AFOSR, as they discuss the science of the future, the pursuit of ideas, and unanswered questions. 

Sign up for AFRL Discussion

 


 

PCORI 2022 and Beyond: Opportunities for Funding and Involvement in Patient-Centered Research: February 2, 2022

During this live webinar, PCORI Executive Director Nakela L. Cook, MD, MPH, and other PCORI leaders will share PCORI's bold vision for 2022; initiatives and opportunities for funding and involvement in our work, including research, implementation, and Engagement Award funding opportunities; and ways to get involved with PCORI through advisory panels, the Ambassador program, and merit review program. 

Register for PCORI 2022 and Beyond

 


 

Office of Research Workshop: Using Pivot to Search for Funding:  February 3, 2022, at 4pm Central

Fran Cook of the WSU Office of Research will demonstrate tips and tricks for using Pivot to search for funding opportunities.  The workshop will be held via zoom.  Please sign up for a Pivot account in advance so that you may practice searching Pivot during the workshop.

Email proposals@wichita.edu to receive a link to the Pivot workshop or to request instructions for creating a Pivot account at WSU

 


 

HSI Hispanic Serving Institutions STEM Hub: Fall & Winter 2021-2022 Grant Writer Webinar Series: February 4, 2022

The NSF HSI STEM Resource Hub hosts grantsmanship webinars to support grant writing efforts for those planning on writing their first grant or engaged in writing a grant for submission. The Fall 2021 Grant Writer Webinar Series features speakers and panelists from the National Science Foundation for sharing important information for writing a competitive NSF grant. Dr. Martha Desmond and Dr. Delia Valles are the hosts for this series. The HSI STEM Hub recommends participation in these webinars if you are currently writing a proposal or are interested in grant writing.  Several topics will be presented through the semester; the topic on February 4, 2022 is on the National Science Foundation’s Alliance for Graduate Education and Professoriate at Hispanic Service Institutions. 

Register for Upcoming HSI STEM Hub Webinars

 


 

HSI (Hispanic Serving Institutions) STEM HUB Workshop on Applying for NSF CAREER Awards (for Junior Faculty): February 11, 2022

This workshop will introduce you to the CAREER program and critical differences between CAREER and other NSF proposal mechanisms. There will be plenty of time for questions. Enrollment is free and is limited to 20 participants per workshop, but you must apply to attend.  Preference is given to pre-tenure HSI faculty and staff.

Apply to attend HSI STEM Hub Workshop on NSF CAREER Program Application

 


 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Environmental Biology (DEB): Virtual Office Hours: February 14, 2022

NSF’s Division of Environmental Biology’s Virtual Office Hours are on the second Monday of every month from 1pm-2pm ET.  Upcoming topics are listed at the webpage below.  The session on February 14, 2022 will be on the topic of How to Write a Great Review

Sign up for upcoming NSF DEB Office Hour Topics and View Slides of Previous Meetings

 


 

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

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

Register for ORAU 2022 Annual Meeting

 


 

XSEDE Courses

Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is a virtual collaboration funded by the National Science Foundation that facilitates free, customized access to advanced digital resources, consulting, training, and mentorship. XSEDE helps the nation's most creative minds discover breakthroughs and solutions for some of the world's greatest scientific challenges. Upcoming events include “Parallel Computing Concepts” on January 20, 2022. 

Check for upcoming courses on the XSEDE Course Calendar

February 2022

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, Vice Provost for Research

 

AWARDS 

ENABLING THE SCIENCE AND ART OF ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED CERAMICS

PI/Department:  Edward Adler, School of Art & Design

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

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - MURPA

Amount:  $7,500

 

RELATIVE RISKS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES BEING REPORTED MISSING AND MURDERED ACROSS THE USA: RAPID REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS

PI/Department:  Amy Alberton, School of Social Work

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - URCA

Amount:  $4,458

 

KANSAS PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER AMENDMENT 1

PI/Department:  Teresa Bennett, Procurement Technical Assist Center

Sponsor:  Defense Logistics Agency

Amount:  $53,138

 

GLYCOFORMA YEAR 7

PI/Department:  George Bousfield, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  GlycoFormA, Ltd.

Amount:  $266,735

 

KSGFOA MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT

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

Sponsor:  Kansas Government Finance Officers Association

Amount:  $134,585

 

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGY (PBLT) WORKSHOP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION USING NASA EDUCATION RESOURCES

PI/Department:  Jaehwan Byun, School of Education

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

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $49,989

 

A BAYESIAN APPROACH TO PARAMETER ESTIMATION AND VARIABLE SELECTION IN BINARY QUANTILE REGRESSION MODELS

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

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - URCA

Amount:  $4,039

 

AUGMENTED REALITY FOR ENTERPRISE ALLIANCE (AREA) CONSORTIUM

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

Sponsor:  Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance

Amount:  $15,000

 

XR MONOCULAR HUD

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

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

Sponsor:  Honeywell International Inc / Department of Energy

Amount:  $79,500

 

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

PI/Department:  Gregory Houseman, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $61,406

 

SUPPLIES TO SUPPORT RESEARCH CENTERED ON THE SOIL-BORNE, FUNGAL PATHOGEN, MACROPHOMINA PHASEOLINA

PI/Department:  Gregory Houseman, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $36,694

 

REI - INCREASING MICROBIAL AQUATIC SAMPLING CAPACITY

PI/Department:  Thomas Luhring, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $178,185

 

HAYSVILLE GEAR UP (YEAR 4)

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

Sponsor:  Department of Education - US

Amount:  $600,000

 

MECHANICAL AND TESTING SERVICES

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

Sponsor:  Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems / Department of Defense

Amount:  $27,684

 

TENSILE STRENGTH AND MODULUS UNIAXIAL EXTENSOMETER TEST

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

Sponsor:  Physical Sciences Inc / Air Force Research Laboratory

Amount:  $1,778

 

HEARTLAND INNOVATION AND TRANSLATION HUB YEARS 2 - 4

PI/Department:  Jeremy Patterson, Interdisciplinary Innovation

Co-PI/Department: Debra Franklin, Strategic Initiatives

Sponsor:  Kauffman Ctr - Entrepreneurial Ldshp

Amount:  $300,000

 

BEETHOVEN’S ORCHESTRAL WORKS: THE 21ST CENTURY TIMPANIST’S GUIDE TO OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE

PI/Department:  Gerald Scholl, School of Music

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - URCA

Amount:  $4,500

 

ACOUSTIC ABSORBER DEVELOPMENT USING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

PI/Department:  Bhisham Sharma, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Lockheed Martin Space Systems CO 

Amount:  $20,000

 

COVAC INITIATIVE MINI-GRANT PROGRAM MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT

PI/Department:  Heather Stafford, Student Affairs

Co-PI/Department: Loren Belew, Student Involvement 

Sponsor:  American College Health Association

Amount:  $3,000

 

EMERGING MATERIALS FOR HIGH-SPEED MISSILE APPLICATIONS

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

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Technology International / Department of Defense

Amount:  $245,580

 

INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION PROGRAM, CPO 0004 SORE 27

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, FirePoint Innovations - Aerospace

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

Sponsor:  US Army Research Office

Amount:  $7,384,616

 

INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION PROGRAM, CPO 0006, SORE#25

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, FirePoint Innovations - Aerospace

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

Sponsor:  US Army Research Office

Amount:  $4,615,381

 

NIAR FLIGHT TEST RESEARCH CENTER AND MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND OVERHAUL FACILITY TOOLING & PERSONNEL

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Strategic Initiatives Aerospace

Co-PI/Department: Debra Franklin, Strategic Initiatives

Sponsor:  Economic Development Administration

Amount:  $1,999,997

 

LOUIS STOKES NEW STEM PATHWAYS IMPLEMENTATION-ONLY ALLIANCE: KANSAS PATHWAYS TO STEM - YEARS 3 & 4

PI/Department:  Janet Twomey, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Co-PI/Department: Kimberly Engber, Honors College

Sponsor:  Kansas State University / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $344,402

 

PROOF OF CONCEPT FUNDING - NAIL SPLINT TECHNOLOGY

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

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce

Amount:  $12,000

 

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY UPWARD BOUND REGULAR PROGRAM IN COMMUNICATION

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

Sponsor:  Department of Education - US 

Amount:  $267,601

 

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:  $1,135,518

 

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:  $1,199,110

 

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.

 

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

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

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

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

Amount: Up to $300,000

 

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

Title: Cultural Transformation in the Geoscience Community (CTGC)

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

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Conservation Nation

Title: Mid-Year Established Conservationist Grant Program

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

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

Amount: $10,000

 

Funding Agency: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Title: 2022 Knowledge Challenge

Application Deadline: February 28, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Massage Therapy Foundation

Title: Research Awards

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due March 1, 2022

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

Amount: $30,000-$300,000

 

Funding Agency: J.M. Kaplan Fund

Title: FURTHERMORE Grants in Publishing

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

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

Amount: $1,500-$15,000

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Professional Development Programs

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

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

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

                                                                                                                      

Funding Agency: PhRMA Foundation

Title: Patient-Centered Outcomes Challenge Award

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

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

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

                                                                                                              

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

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

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due March 2, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate

Title: Space Technology Research Grants: Early Career Faculty

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

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

Amount: $200,000 per year over three years

 

Funding Agency: The Jim Henson Foundation

Title: Artist Grant: Live Puppet Theater

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due March 7, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation

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

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due March 8, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

Title: Research Grant Proposals

Application Deadline: March 11, 2022

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

Amount: $25,000

 

Funding Agency: American Chemical Society (ACS)

Title: Petroleum Research Fund

Application Deadline: March 11, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program

Title: Partnership Development Grant

Application Deadline: March 14, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program

Title: Seed Research Initiation

Application Deadline: March 14, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Jeffrey Modell Foundation

Title: Translational Research Program

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

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

Amount: $250,000 over two years 

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program

Title: Suborbital Flight Opportunities (SFO)

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

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

Amount: $250,000 over three years

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy

Title: Technical Partnerships

Application Deadline: March 18, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: The Doctor’s Company Foundation

Title: Grants related to patient safety research and educational training

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due March 21, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: AARP

Title: 2022 Community Challenge

Application Deadline: March 22, 2022

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Amount: $50,000

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts

Title: Research Grants in the Arts

Application Deadline: March 28, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts

Title: NEA Research Labs

Application Deadline: March 28, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation

Title: Hillman Innovations in Care

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due March 29, 2022

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

Amount: $600,000 over three years

 

Funding Agency: Sun Life

Title: Team Up Against Diabetes Grant

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022

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

Amount: $25,000-$100,000

 

Funding Agency: Brady Education Foundation

Title: Proposals for Program Evaluations

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

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

Amount: The website does not specify a limit

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

Application Deadline: April 7, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

Application Deadline: April 7, 2022

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

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

 

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

Title: Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities

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

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Education: Small

Application Deadline: April 12, 2022

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

Amount: $50,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

Application Deadline: April 18, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

Application Deadline: April 25, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

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

Application Deadline: April 29, 2022

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

Amount: $35,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Civic Innovation Challenge (CIVIC)

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

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

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

Application Deadline: May 11, 2022

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

Amount: $750,000

 

Funding Agency: Department of Defense

Title: FY23 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)

Application Deadline: May 13, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

Application Deadline: June 16, 2022

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

Amount: $275,000 over two years

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

Application Deadline: June 16, 2022

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

Application Deadline: October 7, 2022

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

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

 

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

Title: Summer Research Training for Junior Faculty from Diverse Backgrounds

Application Deadline: Continuous/ongoing

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-15, 2022

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2022

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – Sept & Oct - varies based on discipline

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

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 16, 2022

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 5, 2022

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – Aug 25, 2022

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Nov & Dec – varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – Sept 30, 2022

Security and Preparedness – Jan 15 and Aug 15 annually

Smart & Connected Communities – proposals accepted anytime

Social Psychology – Jan 15 and Jul 15 annually

Sociology – Jan 15 and Aug 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) – accepted anytime

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) – accepted anytime

Computer Science for All (CS for All) – Feb 8, 2023

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

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

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

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program – accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

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

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

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program – May 10, 2022

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jul 13, 2022

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 30, 2022

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

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

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

 

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

Introduction to the WSU Office of Research Workshops

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

See the list of upcoming workshops and sign up to attend

 


 

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

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

Email proposals@wichita.edu to receive a link to this NASA workshop

 


 

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

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

Register to Attend ORAU Data Science Webinar or Watch Previous Sessions

 


 

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

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

Sign up for the Hanover Research Grants Newsletter

 


 

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

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

Sign up to attend NSF GEO Webinar

 


 

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

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

Attend PCORI Applicant Office Hours

 


 

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

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

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

 


 

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

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

Register for ORAU 2022 Annual Meeting

 


 

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

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

Register for NSF S&CC Webinar

 


 

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

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

Register for XSEDE Singularity Webinar

 


 

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

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

Register for NSF Webcast

 


 

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

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

Sign Up for Venture Well BME-IDEA International Information Session

 


 

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

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

Register for KS NSF EPSCoR Meeting

 


 

EPA Emergency Response Research Webinar Series: April 13, 2022

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

EPA Emergency Response Research Webinar Series Webpage

 


 

NSF Bioeconomy Distinguished Lecture Series: April 28, 2022

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

More Details about the NSF Bioeconomy Distinguished Lecture Series

 


 

XSEDE Courses

Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is a virtual collaboration funded by the National Science Foundation that facilitates free, customized access to advanced digital resources, consulting, training, and mentorship. XSEDE helps the nation's most creative minds discover breakthroughs and solutions for some of the world's greatest scientific challenges. Upcoming events include “Parallel Computing Concepts” on January 20, 2022. 

Check for upcoming courses on the XSEDE Course Calendar

March 2022

Congratulations to those who received grants in February!  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

ARMED OVERWATCH

PI/Department:  Allison Bonitati, NIAR

Sponsor:  Textron Aviation, Inc. / US Airforce

Amount:  $28,252

 

CITY OF BEL AIRE PLANNING COMMISSION TRAINING

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

Sponsor:  City of Bel Aire

Amount:  $750

 

LIGHTNING STRIKE MITIGATION IN AIRCRAFT

PI/Department:  Nicholas Conquest, NIAR-Environmental Test Lab

Co-PI/Department: Rebeka Khajehpour, NIAR-Environmental Test Lab

Sponsor:  Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems 

Amount:  $25,000

 

ERI: WORKLOAD-INFORMED OPERATIONS FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND OTHER FIRST-RESPONDER SYSTEMS

PI/Department:  Laila Cure Vellojin, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $199,901

 

AR/XR ON COGNITIVE PERFORMANCE

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

Co-PI/Department: Carryl Baldwin, Psychology

Sponsor:  Honeywell International Inc / Department of Energy

Amount:  $52,500

 

FLEXIBLE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES PHASE II

PI/Department:  Debra Franklin, FirePoint Innovations-Aerospace

Sponsor:  Martin Defense Group / Office of Naval Research

Amount:  $128,900

 

3-D ICE ACCRETION ANALYSIS

PI/Department:  Luis Gomez Valbuena, NIAR

Sponsor:  BETA Technologies, Inc.

Amount:  $197,440

 

HCBS FINAL RULE

PI/Department:  Amy Jones, Training & Technology Team (T3)

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

Amount:  $456,653

 

MFEI TOOLS UPDATES, TESTING, AND DEPLOYMENTS (I/DD, OFFLINE, APEX)

PI/Department:  Amy Jones, Training & Technology Team (T3)

Sponsor:  Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services / Centers for Medicare & Medicade Srv

Amount:  $374,967

 

TG TEST SPECIMENS

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

Sponsor:  GKN Aerospace / Department of Defense

Amount:  $195

 

MML4 COMPRESSION/FATIGUE JOINT WEAR TESTING

PI/Department:  Upul Palliyaguru, NIAR

Sponsor:  Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation 

Amount:  $39,308

 

OVERWRAPPING THERMOPLASTIC LUGS VIA AFP

PI/Department:  Upul Palliyaguru, NIAR

Sponsor:  Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

Amount:  $10,736

 

MOCK TRIAL - MUSVKIN

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,500

 

MOCK TRIAL - INREPPI

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $7,000

 

MOCK TRIAL - USSVPFS

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,000

 

MOCK TRIAL - MASVAME

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $2,500

 

MOCK TRIAL - ARIVTHE

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,500

 

ENHANCED 21 PUNCTURE RESIST

PI/Department:  Brian Smith, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Martin Defense Group / Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

Amount:  $1,548

 

DRIVING ADOPTION: SMART MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Strategic Initiatives Aerospace

Co-PI/Department: Debra Franklin, Strategic Initiatives

Sponsor:  Economic Development Administration 

Amount:  $500,000

 

CONSUMER RUN ORGANIZATION ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services

Amount:  $160,446

 

COVID-19 HEALTH DISPARITIES: CHW CLINIC TEAMS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $59,970

 

CHWS FOR COVID RESPONSE AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $156,733

 

KDHE'S CANCER PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAMS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $13,177

 

GRANT ADMINISTRATION - AMENDMENT 1

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $4,287,288

 

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.

 

***Limited*** Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Title: Research Development and Partnership Pilot (RDPP)

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two applications, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by March 21 at 12noon in case an internal competition is needed.  If selected to move forward, applications to the funder will be due April 20, 2022

Purpose: “A goal of this funding opportunity is to foster the development of climate, Earth, and environmental science research and training capacity at underrepresented institutions. To do this, the funding opportunity fosters engagement between underrepresented institutions and national laboratories and universities currently participating in the DOE’s climate, Earth, and environmental sciences research supported by the Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program. Funding will include support for underrepresented institutions to develop partnerships with DOE projects at national laboratories and universities, develop plans for capabilities for future research, and leverage the DOE user facilities. In addition, projects will support participation in outreach and training being planned by DOE’s climate, Earth, and environmental sciences programs and facilities.” Note, a webinar about this opportunity will be held March 22, 2022

Amount: $50,000-$150,000

 

Funding Agency: WSU Regional Institute on Aging

Title: Funding for Faculty

Application Deadline: March 21, 2022

Purpose: “The Regional Institute on Aging provides various funding opportunities, primarily as internal grants for WSU faculty. The primary purpose of this funding is to assist faculty members in their scholarly and/or creative activities and to foster the generation and application of scholarly work aimed at improving the quality of life of older adults.” 

Amount: $5,000-$20,000

 

Funding Agency: Meta AI

Title: Request for Proposals: Dynabench Data Collection and Benchmarking Platform

Application Deadline: March 23, 2022

Purpose: “Meta AI is pleased to invite university faculty to respond to this call for research proposals about the Dynabench platform. Launched in 2020, Dynabench is a research platform for dynamic data collection and benchmarking.  Static benchmarks have well-known issues. They saturate quickly, are susceptible to overfitting, contain exploitable annotator artifacts and have unclear or imperfect evaluation metrics. The Dynabench platform is a scientific experiment to answer the question: Can we make faster progress if we collect data dynamically, with humans and models in the loop, rather than in the old-fashioned static way? The aim is to continuously challenge existing benchmarking dogma and try to embrace dynamic solutions at all times.” 

Amount: $55,000

 

Funding Agency: ORAU

Title: ORAU-Directed Research and Development Grants

Application Deadline: March 23, 2022

Purpose: “On March 7th during the Annual Council Meeting, the Research and University Partnerships Office formally announced the Call for Proposals (CFP) for the FY23 ORAU-Directed Research and Development (ODRD) Program to ORAU subject matter experts. The FY23 research areas are Climate and Environment, Health Equity, and Future of the STEM Workforce. Proposals are due in June 2022, and must be submitted by ORAU staff.   ODRD projects are joint collaborations between ORAU and university researchers, designed as seed projects to attract ongoing research funding. ORAU researchers lead the effort as Principle Investigator and are responsible for initiating and proposing the project. Funding for awarded projects is shared between both parties, and projects must be completed in one year. The period of performance is October 1, 2022 – September 30, 2023.   Member university personnel with active relationships with ORAU staff are encouraged to reach out directly to discuss the potential for an ODRD project.  To facilitate new partnerships between ORAU and university researchers, we invite university faculty to submit a collaboration request at the following link: https://orausurvey.orau.org/n/fy23odrd.aspx. Requests must outline the proposed research topic, the role of the ORAU researcher, and the role of the university researcher. Requests will be accepted until 11:00pm EST on March 23, 2022 and will be shared with the ORAU research community. If complementary interests align, ORAU will contact you to discuss the potential partnership the week of April 11, 2022. Submission of request is not required and does not guarantee collaboration or funding opportunities. Late requests will not be accepted.” 

Amount: To Be Determined

 

***Limited*** Funding Agency: VentureWell

Title: Course and Program Grant Spring 2022

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two applications, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by March 25 at 12noon in case an internal competition is needed.  If selected to move forward, applications to the funder will be due May 18, 2022

Purpose: “The Spring 2022 Sustainable Design Course & Program Grants cycle will support faculty and staff who are committed to cultivating I&E dedicated to positive progress towards social and environmental sustainability, 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. 

Amount: $30,000

 

Funding Agency: MIT Solve’s 2022 Global Challenges

Title: Climate: Ecosystems & Housing | Equitable Health Systems | Re-Engaging Learners | The Care Economy

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022

Purpose: “Do you have a solution to a global problem? Apply to Solve's Global Challenges, which are open to anyone, anywhere in the world between February to March each year.” 

Amount: Varies by Challenge

 

Funding Agency: NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)

Title: Space Tech-REDDI-2022 Early Career Faculty (ECF22)

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022

Purpose: “ECF is focused on supporting outstanding faculty researchers early in their careers as they conduct space technology research of high priority to NASA’s Mission Directorates.” 

Amount: $200,000/year

 

Funding Agency: Terra Foundation

Title: Convening Grants

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due April 1, 2022; If invited, full applications will be due June 15, 2022

Purpose: “The Terra Foundation actively supports convenings worldwide that question and broaden definitions of American art. Grant funding is available for programs that foster exchange and collaboration, such as workshops, symposia, and colloquia. Programs should advance innovative and experimental research and professional practice in American art and address critical issues facing the field. We also welcome requests for convenings intended to inform projects in their early stages, which will benefit from the learning and practice that can be developed through dialogue.” 

Amount: $10,000-$25,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Bridging EPSCoR Communities (RII-BEC)

Application Deadline: April 4, 2022

Purpose: “The RII-BEC initiative seeks to enable institutions in EPSCoR jurisdictions to set up bridge programs to facilitate the transitions of Affected Groups (e.g., women, underrepresented groups, research trainees, and graduate fellows) from one stage of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) training to the next, with particular focus on providing support for individuals from groups underrepresented in STEM and those transitioning from or to minority-serving institutions (MSIs) within EPSCoR jurisdictions.” 

Amount: $1,000,000

 

*** 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 April 6, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by April 27, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by May 30, 2022, with a requested letter of intent due April 30, 2022.

Purpose: The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.  To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on “Courses for Skills Development.”  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to support programs that include innovative approaches to enhance biomedical engineering (BME) design education to ensure a future workforce that can meet the nation’s needs in biomedical research and healthcare technologies.”

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 (at least 30 hours per week) 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: National Academies

Title: Engaging Communities to Design Nature-based Solutions to Mitigate Climate-related Hazards

Application Deadline: April 8, 2022 

Purpose: “The Gulf Research Program (GRP) addresses the health and resilience challenges of US Gulf Coast communities that are disproportionately impacted by climate change. One approach the GRP is taking to address these challenges is to build the capacity of communities to mitigate future climate risks. Though there are numerous resources available to assist communities in becoming more resilient to climate impacts, these resources often do not reach or benefit those communities most at-risk. In addition, much of the available funding is directed toward traditional mitigation measures (e.g., dams, levees, floodwalls) rather than alternate strategies such as nature-based solutions (NBS), and many communities do not have the subject matter expertise to develop strategies that include NBS.  This funding opportunity focuses on the importance of NBS as part of a strategy to mitigate climate-related hazards. Specifically, this opportunity will fund collaborations between subject matter experts and local or tribal governments that engage diverse groups of community stakeholders to adapt an existing or design a new project that incorporates one or more NBS.” 

Amount: $100,000

 

Funding Agency: Department of Energy

Title: Deploying Solar with Wildlife and Ecosystem Service Benefits (SolWEB)

Application Deadline: Concept Papers due April 11, 2022; Full Applications if invited will be due June 20, 2022. 

Purpose: “DOE is interested in projects that will produce results with broad relevance to solar stakeholders by establishing methods, technologies, models, best management practices, or resources that facilitate ground-mounted photovoltaic energy generation, including utility-scale and community solar, or concentrating solar-thermal power that is compatible with surrounding wildlife. DOE is also interested in assessing and optimizing ecosystem benefits that solar energy facilities can provide, such as soil formation, pollination of food crops, and carbon sequestration.”  Instructions are also provided on joining the Teaming Partner List. 

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

 

Funding Agency: AARP Foundation

Title: Advancing Economic Opportunity Among Older Adults

Application Deadline: Required Pre-Application due April 15, 2022; Full Applications if invited will be due May 31, 2022. 

Purpose: “Eligible applicants are invited to submit a brief pre-application that contains background about their organization, basic information about their project model and its implementation, their commitment to equity and how their project’s proposed outcomes align with AARP Foundation’s mission and the objectives.” 

Amount: $100,000-$250,000

 

Funding Agency: NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (KU CoBRE)

Title: Chemical Biology of Infectious Disease Call for Pilot Project Applications

Application Deadline: April 19, 2022

Purpose: “The KU NIH CoBRE in Chemical Biology of Infectious Disease will provide investigators with support for research activities, mentoring, and access to Core Lab Services.”  Note: please email proposals@wichita.edu for a copy of the solicitation as it is not currently posted on the CBID CoBRE website.

Amount: $70,000

 

Funding Agency: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASH Foundation)

Title: Speech Science Research Grant

Application Deadline: April 20, 2022

Purpose: “The Speech Science Research Grant is designed to further research activities of new investigators and to promote Dr. Klatt's work. Until his death in 1989, Dr. Klatt conducted research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the acoustic properties of speech production and perception. The Grant can be used to initiate new research or supplement an existing research study. Funds may be requested for a variety of purposes—for example, equipment, subjects, research assistants, or research-related travel.”

Amount: $10,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Research on Community Level Interventions for Firearm and Related Violence, Injury and Mortality Prevention (CLIF-VP) (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: April 22, 2022

Purpose: “Violence affects people of all ages and its impact is far-reaching. It is a leading cause of death and nonfatal injuries in the United States and constitutes a major public health crisis, especially among young people, and in particular among racial/ethnic minority, sexual and gender minority (SGM) and disability populations. Firearm homicide is the third leading cause of death among persons aged 10 to 24 years and the leading cause of death among Black men (<45 years of age). NIH is committed to supporting research that identifies innovative prevention approaches to reduce firearm and related violence, injury and mortality. Within the legislative mandates and limitations of NIH funding (NOT-OD-21-058, NOT-OD-21-056), this initiative will support a network of research projects to develop and test interventions at the community or community organization level that aim to prevent firearm and related violence, injury and mortality.” 

Amount: $500,000/year in direct costs for UG3 (phase 1); $1,000,000/year in direct costs for UH3 (phase 2)

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Boosting Research Ideas for Transformative and Equitable Advances in Engineering (BRITE)

Application Deadline: April 25, 2022

Purpose: “The National Science Foundation’s strategic goals are to expand knowledge and build capacity for a diverse science and engineering workforce.  The goal of this solicitation is to enable and create opportunities to advance scientific discoveries and new research using a variety of approaches that harness the national talent ecosystem of experienced faculty.  Recognizing that a successful faculty research career is neither linear nor continuous, this BRITE solicitation seeks proposals that enable experienced researchers and scholars (tenured or equivalent) to forge new directions or to enter new fields by capitalizing or branching out of their established knowledge domains.” 

Amount: Varies based on proposal type; Average award size is $333,333, based on number of anticipated awards

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: NIJ FY22 Research and Evaluation on School Safety

Application Deadline: Grants.gov deadline April 25, 2022; Just Grants deadline May 9, 2022. 

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to: 1) study the root causes and consequences of school violence and 2) examine the impact and effectiveness of awards made for purposes authorized under the STOP School Violence Act. NIJ seeks to fill knowledge gaps in these two areas. Applications proposing research involving partnerships with criminal justice or other agencies should include a strong letter of support, signed by an appropriate decision-making authority from each proposed, partnering agency. A letter of support should include the partnering agency’s acknowledgement that de-identified data derived from, provided to, or obtained through this project will be archived by the grant recipient with the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) at the conclusion of the award.”

Amount: To be determined by the requirements of the research proposed in grants selected for award.

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: NIJ FY22 Research and Evaluation on Hate Crimes

Application Deadline: Grants.gov deadline April 25, 2022; Just Grants deadline May 9, 2022. 

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects that inform efforts to prevent and combat hate crimes and their effects. Though applications may cover a range of topics, NIJ is particularly interested in funding research to: (1) understand and prevent hate crime offending and reoffending, (2) identify strategies that improve the reporting, investigating, and prosecuting of hate crimes, (3) address the needs of victims of hate crimes and their communities.”

Amount: To be determined by the requirements of the research proposed in grants selected for award.

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: NIJ FY22 Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Justice System: A Study of Existing Evidence and Public Policy Implications

Application Deadline: Grants.gov deadline April 26, 2022; Just Grants deadline May 10, 2022. 

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ seeks investigator-initiated proposals to conduct a comprehensive evidence-based analysis of existing evidence to examine how observed racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system might be reduced through public policy. NIJ anticipates making one award.”

Amount: $800,000 over five years

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: NIJ FY22 Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women

Application Deadline: Grants.gov deadline April 26, 2022; Just Grants deadline May 10, 2022. 

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to support the development of objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women (VAW) (including violence against elderly women and American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls), promote justice for victims of crime, and enhance criminal justice responses. For that reason, this solicitation seeks applications for grant funding to conduct research and evaluation projects examining a broad range of topics, including the crimes of domestic and family violence, homicide, intimate partner and dating violence, rape, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking, along with the associated criminal justice system response, procedures, and policies. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, NIJ is interested in research responding to the following two priority areas: 1) evaluation research on VAW programs, models, practices and 2) VAW research. As it concerns VAW research, topics of interest include: (1) the frequency, nature, and causes of homicide and violent deaths of women and girls; (2) the risk for involvement in abusive romantic relationships; (3) campus climate and sexual violence experiences of students attending historically Black colleges and universities and tribal colleges and universities; (4) prevalence and barriers to seeking and receiving help among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and two-spirited individuals and people/persons with disabilities who have experienced intimate partner and dating violence, sex trafficking, sexual violence, and stalking; (5) the use of technology to protect or deliver services to victims of domestic and family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking; (6) the reporting, investigation, and prosecution of cases involving domestic and family violence (including violence against older women), intimate partner and dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking; and (7) law enforcement and prosecution victim-centric and trauma-informed policies, procedures, protocols, and training pertaining to violence against women crimes.”

Amount: To be determined by the requirements of the research proposed in grants selected for award.

 

Funding Agency: National Academies: Gulf Research Program (GRP)

Title: Empowering K-8 Youth Through Place-Based Education Projects and Programs

Application Deadline: April 27, 2022

Purpose: “The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Gulf Research Program (GRP) aims to increase the scientific and environmental literacy and problem-solving skills of children and youth in the Gulf of Mexico region. This funding opportunity will support the next generation of informed citizens, scientists, engineers, and decision-makers in understanding the socio-environmental challenges of their local communities and providing opportunities to increase their capacity to address them.  Specifically, the GRP is seeking proposals that engage children and youth in place-based educational activities that will foster the development of the scientific and environmental skills, competencies, and capabilities that are critical to solving complex issues in the Gulf now and into the future. The GRP will accept proposals from nonprofit, state, and local entities, excluding federal agencies that support educational, service, and/or coordination activities for children and youth in the K-8 grade range. Post-secondary institutions are eligible to apply as Project Team Members working under a Program Director who has programmatic experience serving children and youth (e.g. through a school district or community-based organization).”

Amount: At least $75,000

 

Funding Agency: Simons Foundation

Title: Pivot Fellowship Request for Applications

Application Deadline: April 29, 2022

Purpose: “The Simons Foundation invites applications for the Pivot Fellowship program, which will support researchers who have a strong track record of success and achievement in their current field, and a deep interest, curiosity and drive to make contributions to a new discipline. The fellowship will enable today’s brightest minds to apply their talent and expertise to a new field and will consist of one training year where the fellow will be embedded in a lab of a mentor to learn the new discipline and its culture. Mentorship and support are essential for learning a new discipline and culture. In addition to the qualifications and potential of the applicant, the suitability of the mentor and the environment for mentorship will be strongly considered in the application process..”

Amount: A Pivot Fellowship provides one year of salary support of the Fellow’s academic-year salary, whether normally paid over 9 or 12 months, and a $10,000 research, travel and professional development allowance during the fellowship training year. Mentors will receive a $50,000 research fund during the fellowship year. Indirect costs are limited to 20% of allowable expenses.

 

Funding Agency: Wenner-Gren Foundation

Title: Post-Ph.D. Research Grants

Application Deadline: May 1, 2022 and November 1, 2022

Purpose: “The program contributes to the Foundation's overall mission to support basic research in anthropology and to ensure that the discipline continues to be a source of vibrant and significant work that furthers our understanding of humanity's cultural and biological origins, development, and variation. The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates, and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. There is no preference for any methodology, research location, or subfield. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfield.”

Amount: $20,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: NIJ FY22 Research and Development in Forensic Sciences for Criminal Justice Purposes

Application Deadline: Grants.gov deadline May 2, 2022; Just Grants deadline May 9, 2022. 

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous basic or applied research and development projects. An NIJ forensic science research and development grant supports a discrete, specified, circumscribed project that will a) Increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice; or b) Lead to the production of useful material(s), device(s), system(s), or method(s) that have the potential for forensic application.”

Amount: Maximum $500,000/year – Average award size is $203,556/year

 

Funding Agency: Sedgwick County

Title: Request for Proposal RFP #22-0002: EMS Electronic Patient Care Reporting (ePCR) & Fire Records Management System (RMS)

Application Deadline: May 3, 2022

Purpose: “Sedgwick County, Kansas is seeking a firm or firms to provide an EMS Electronic Patient Care Reporting (ePCR) and Fire Records Management System (RMS) solution.” 

Amount: Sedgwick County is soliciting bids.

 

Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation

Title: Large Research Grants on Education

Application Deadline: Mandatory Intent to Apply due May 4, 2022, with Full Proposals due June 15, 2022

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

Amount: $125,000-$500,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)           

Title: Strengthening American Infrastructure (SAI)

Application Deadline: May 5, 2022

Purpose: “Strengthening American Infrastructure (SAI) is an NSF Program seeking to stimulate human-centered fundamental and potentially transformative research aimed at strengthening America’s infrastructure. Effective infrastructure provides a strong foundation for socioeconomic vitality and broad quality of life improvement. Strong, reliable, and effective infrastructure spurs private-sector innovation, grows the economy, creates jobs, makes public-sector service provision more efficient, strengthens communities, promotes equal opportunity, protects the natural environment, enhances national security, and fuels American leadership.” 

Amount: SAI Planning Grants (SAI-P) may be requested for a total budget not to exceed $150,000 and for a period of up to 1 year; SAI Research Grants (SAI-R) may be requested for a total budget not to exceed $750,000 and for a period of up to 3 years; SAI Conference Grants (SAI-C) may be requested for a total budget not to exceed $50,000 and for a period of up to 1 year.

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)   

Title: Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities

Application Deadline: May 9, 2022

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.” 

Amount: $150,000

 

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

Title: Scholars Program

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application per college, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by May 11, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by June 3, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due July 6, 2022. 

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.  Scholars must select one focus are: Reducing Inequality or Improving the Use of Research Evidence.” 

Amount: Each year, four to six Scholars are selected and each receives up to $350,000, distributed over five years. Awards begin July 1 and are made to the applicant’s institution.

 

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

Title: Agricultural and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science Program

Application Deadline: Earliest due date is May 12, 2022; due dates vary by research topic

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.” 

Amount: Varies by research topic

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CyberTraining)

Application Deadline: May 16, 2022 and January 19, 2023

Purpose: “This 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 (S&E) research and education 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; (ii) integrate core literacy and discipline-appropriate advanced skills in advanced CI as well as computational and data-driven methods for advancing fundamental research, into the Nation’s undergraduate and graduate educational curriculum/instructional materials; and (iii) build communities of research CI professional staff to deploy, manage, and collaboratively support the effective use of research CI, as well as establish career paths for those staff within and across institutions and science and engineering (S&E) disciplines.”  Please note, a webinar on this opportunity will be offered April 7, 2022.

Amount: Pilot Projects: $300,000; Implementation: $500,000-$1,000,000

 

Funding Agency: Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Title: Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives (MURI) Program

Application Deadline: White papers due May 16, 2022; Full proposals accepted until September 9, 2022. 

Purpose: “Multidisciplinary University Initiative (MURI) efforts involve teams of researchers investigating high priority topics and opportunities that intersect more than one traditional technical discipline. For many military problems this multidisciplinary approach serves to stimulate innovations, accelerate research progress and expedite transition of results into naval applications.” 

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

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Application Deadline: May 25, 2022 

Purpose: “This PIRE competition invites visionary, ambitious, interdisciplinary, use-inspired research proposals that address scientific challenges related to climate change and/or clean energy.” 

Amount: $1,500,000

 

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

Title: Cancer Research Education Grants Program - Courses for Skills Development (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: May 25, 2022 

Purpose: “The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.  To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on: Courses for Skills Development.  Applications are encouraged that propose innovative, state-of-the-art programs that address the cause, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, or the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients, in order to advance the NCI mission.” 

Amount: $300,000 in direct costs/year

 

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

Title: Scholars Program

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two proposals (one medical and one science & engineering), Limited Submission Concept Papers must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by May 31, 2022 at 12 noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  WSU may choose up to four medical and four science & engineering Concept Papers to submit to Keck for consultation. You will be informed if your Concept Paper has been chosen to be reviewed by Keck consultants by June 15, 2022, and you will have a chance to finalize your Concept Papers for Keck consultation review (if selected) by June 30, 2022.  Please email proposals@wichita.edu for a list of requirements for the internal WSU Limited Submission Concept Papers.

Purpose: “The Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas: 1) medical research and 2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Past grants have been awarded to major universities, independent research institutions, and medical schools to support pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation or methodologies.” 

Amount: $1,000,000-$2,000,000.

 

Funding Agency: Tell Every Amazing Lady (T.E.A.L)

Title: Medical Research Program Request for Proposals 2022 Research Beneficiary

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022

Purpose: “The Tell Every Amazing Lady® About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation 2022 Medical Research Program offers funding in support of ovarian cancer research studies that are most aligned with our mission as determined by the T.E.A.L.® board of directors and scientific advisory board.” 

Amount: Up to $10,000 per year

 

Funding Agency: Fulbright Scholar Program

Title: Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Purpose: “The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program is a unique Fulbright Scholar Program initiative that is specifically driven by the goals of U.S. institutions of higher education to enhance internationalization efforts on their campuses. Through the S-I-R Program, institutions host a scholar from outside of the United States for a semester or full academic year to teach courses, assist in curriculum development, guest lecture, develop study abroad/exchange partnerships and engage with the campus and the local community.” 

Amount: Fulbright grant benefits are provided directly to the individual Scholar, disbursed by IIE and include round-trip international air travel, a monthly stipend, a monthly allowance for up to two dependents, and initial settling-in and professional allowances. IIE will issue the DS2019 form in support of J-visa sponsorship.

 

Funding Agency: Herb Block Foundation

Title: Encouraging Citizen Involvement

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due June 1, 2022; If invited, full proposals due July 14, 2022

Purpose: “The Herb Block Foundation seeks to help ensure a responsible, responsive democratic government through citizen involvement. Proposals may focus on citizen education and greater voter participation in the electoral process. All projects must be nonpartisan and may not involve lobbying for specific legislation or candidates.” 

Amount: $5,000-$25,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Perception, Action & Cognition (PAC)

Application Deadline: June 15, 2022 for Conference Proposals; August 1, 2022 for Research Proposals

Purpose: “The PAC program funds theoretically motivated research on a wide-range of topic areas related to typical human behavior with particular focus on perceptual, motor, and cognitive processes and their interactions. Central research topics for consideration by the program include (but are not limited to) vision, audition, haptics, attention, memory, written and spoken language, spatial cognition, motor control, categorization, reasoning, and concept formation.” 

Amount: Standard NSF Grant

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Leading Culture Change Through Professional Societies of Biology (BIO-LEAPS)

Application Deadline: July 1, 2022

Purpose: “The Leading Culture Change through Professional Societies of Biology (BIO-LEAPS) program aims to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the biological sciences broadly by leveraging the leadership, broad reach, and unique ability of professional societies to create culture change in the life sciences.” 

Amount: Evaluation and Design Awards are $500,000; Implementation Awards are up to $2,000,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Linguistics

Application Deadline: July 15, 2022

Purpose: “Supports research on human language — encompassing investigations of the properties of individual human languages and natural language in general — and the intersections of linguistics with cognition, society and other areas of science.” 

Amount: Standard NSF Program Grant

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-15, 2022

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2022

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – Sept & Oct - varies based on discipline

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

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 16, 2022

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Linguistics – Jan 15 and Jul 15 annually

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 5, 2022

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – Aug 25, 2022

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Nov & Dec – varies by topic

Science of Learning & Augmented Intelligence – Jul 13, 2022

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – Sept 30, 2022

Security and Preparedness – Jan 15 and Aug 15 annually

Smart & Connected Communities – proposals accepted anytime

Social Psychology – Jan 15 and Jul 15 annually

Sociology – Jan 15 and Aug 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) – accepted anytime

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) – accepted anytime

Computer Science for All (CS for All) – Feb 8, 2023

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

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

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

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program – accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

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

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Sep 14, 2022

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program – May 10, 2022

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jul 13, 2022

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 30, 2022

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

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

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

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

Introduction to the WSU Office of Research Workshops

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

See the list of upcoming workshops and sign up to attend

 


 

Florida Atlantic University: Research in Action: Discover How Machines See Video: March 17, 2022

Imagine a world where machines could generate real-time descriptions of videos for those unable to see it, similar to the way it currently generates live captions on platforms like Zoom and YouTube.  Hari Kalva, Ph.D., is shaping that future by creating technology that restructures human and machine interaction relative to video.  Join Dr. Kalva as he discusses: New video technologies advancing machine processing; International standards for supporting consumers and artificial intelligence applications; and Patent pending video compression technology that will power video streaming services in the future.

Register for Research in Action Workshop

 


 

FBI Webinar - Helping U.S. Academic Institutions Safeguard Collaborative Environments and Critical Research in the Space Sector: March 21, 2022

The FBI and its partners at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation (COE CST) will host a webinar for U.S.-based academic and research institutions affiliated with the COE CST and other FBI/FAA/Government partnerships in the space sector. This event is open to researchers, university administrators, and security professionals from across the United States.  The goal of this event will be to explore the importance of protecting critical space systems research, both from an institutional and national security perspective, from bad actors who may seek to exploit academic environments.

Register for FBI Webinar on protecting research

 


 

Workshop: Free Computing Tools for Researchers and Instructors: BeoShock HPC: March 22, 2022: 11am – 12noon, RSC Gridley Room 301

Please join Dr. Terrance Figy and Kyle Hutson as they discuss various software and hardware tools available for researchers and instructors.  You will learn about research computing tools available at WSU and the upcoming access WSU’s BeoShock HPC will have to the Open Science Grid. 

Email terrance.figy@wichita.edu with questions prior to the event. 

 


 

Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Wichita Region Community Engagement Session: March 22, 2022

KCAIC is in the process of engaging communities throughout Kansas in the creation of a strategic plan focused on developing creative and cultural resources as an essential catalyst for innovation and community revitalization. To best develop and deploy resources for public good and social impact, a successful plan will re-imagine the place culture holds in Kansas communities; expand the role the arts play in achieving local priorities; build and support statewide infrastructure for the creative sector; and outline broad, high-impact strategies that Kansans see as necessary for individuals and communities to thrive.

Register for the KCAIC Session

 


 

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

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

Register for NSF Webcast

 


 

PCORI Engagement Awards Applicant Office Hours: March 23, 2022

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

Attend PCORI Applicant Office Hours

 


 

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

Hanover Research is offering a series of webinars on a variety of topics “designed to help grant-seekers to develop their skills and plan for upcoming competitions.” The webinar on March 24, 2022 is titled “Funding Landscape for Arts and Humanities” and the webinar on April 28, 2022 is titled “Fact or Fiction: NSF CAREER.” 

Register for Hanover Workshop on Funding Landscape for Arts and Humanities

 


 

NSF Engineering CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop: Junior Faculty to apply by March 28, 2022 (Event is May 11-13, 2022)

The 2022 NSF ENG CAREER Workshop will be held VIRTUALLY May 11-13, 2022, from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern each day. The Workshop aims to provide junior faculty who plan to submit a CAREER Award proposal to a program in NSF's 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 – Junior Faculty who are interested in being part of the mock review activities need to apply by March 28, 2022.  Most other sessions will be open to everyone.

Save the Date for NSF Engineering CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop

 


 

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

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

Register for KS NSF EPSCoR Meeting

 


 

Office of Research Workshop: Writing Proposals: March 31, 2022 at 1pm

Fran Cook of the WSU Office of Research will discuss the basics of proposal writing for grants.  The workshop will be held via zoom. 

Email proposals@wichita.edu to receive a link to this workshop.

 


 

Office of Research Workshop: Using Pivot to Search for Funding: April 5, 2022 at 3pm

Fran Cook of the WSU Office of Research will demonstrate tips and tricks for using Pivot to search for funding opportunities.  The workshop will be held via zoom.  Please sign up for a Pivot account in advance so that you may practice searching Pivot during the workshop.

Email proposals@wichita.edu to receive a link to this workshop or to request instructions for creating a Pivot account. 

 


 

NSF: CyberTraining (NSF 22-574) Webinar: April 7, 2022

We will review the CyberTraining solicitation (NSF-22-574), including all three project classes, and the priorities of the participating divisions. We will also have Q&A.

Register for NSF CyberTraining webinar

 


 

WSU Information Security: Privacy & Security Training: April 12, 2022 and May 10, 2022; 4:00-5:00pm in RSC Room 203 (Lancelot)

Gina Riggs and Mark Rodee offer WSU Privacy and Security Training monthly on the second Tuesday of every month.  Learn how to prevent, detect and respond to information security and privacy concerns.

Email informationsecurity@wichita.edu with questions. 

 


 

Princeton GPU Hackathon 2022: Applications Due April 13, 2022; Virtual Event June 1 and June 6-8, 2022

GPU Hackathons provide exciting opportunities for scientists to accelerate their AI research or HPC codes under the guidance of expert mentors from National Labs, Universities and Industry leaders in a collaborative environment.  The Princeton GPU Hackathon is a multi-day event designed to help teams accelerate their own codes on GPUs using a programming model, or machine learning framework of their choice. All fields are welcomed, from astrophysics to machine learning to genomics. Although Princeton and Princeton-area teams will be given priority, a Princeton affiliation is not required.

Princeton GPU Hackathon 2022

 


 

SBIR/STTR Deep Dive Session: NIH, FDA, CDC: April 14, 2022

The National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control SBIR/STTR programs invest over 1 billion dollars into health and life science companies that are creating innovative technologies that align with NIH/FDA/CDC’s mission to improve health and save lives. A key objective is to translate promising technologies to the private sector and enable life-saving innovations to reach consumer markets.

Register for DHHS SBIR/STTR Deep Dive Session

 


 

NSF IIS Office Hours: Getting the Most Out of Your Panel Experience, and Writing Your Best Reviews: May 19, 2022

The IIS Office Hours are for researchers interested in learning about programs and policies in the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate (CISE) at NSF. Office Hours are designed to give current and potential investigators a window into IIS. Each session will feature a topic of interest to a diverse group of researchers. Attendance at office hours is voluntary and designed to help investigators gain information that can help them strengthen their proposals. Short summaries will be posted after each session. Sessions will be closed-captioned.  Speakers at this event will be Dan Cosley and Andruid Kerne, Human-Centered Computing.

NSF Event: Getting the Most Out of Your Panel Experience, and Writing Your Best Reviews

 


 

XSEDE Courses

Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is a virtual collaboration funded by the National Science Foundation that facilitates free, customized access to advanced digital resources, consulting, training, and mentorship. XSEDE helps the nation's most creative minds discover breakthroughs and solutions for some of the world's greatest scientific challenges. Upcoming events include “Parallel Computing Concepts” on January 20, 2022. 

Check for upcoming courses on the XSEDE Course Calendar

April 2022

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, Vice Provost for Research

 

AWARDS 

KANSAS PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER

PI/Department:  Teresa Bennett, Procurement Technical Assist Center

Sponsor:  Defense Logistics Agency

Amount:  $560,282

 

FRICTION STIR PROCESSING INDUSTRY/UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTER MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT

PI/Department:  Enkhsaikhan Boldsaikhan, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Amount:  $35,000

 

FY 2021 FEDERAL PROJECT SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS GRANT

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

Sponsor:  Department of Justice

Amount:  $167,483

 

ENGINEERING A MICROCHIP FOR COMBINATORIAL STUDIES IN CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY

PI/Department:  Sindhu Preetham Burugupally, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  Flossie E West Memorial Trust

Amount:  $13,211

 

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: CIF: SMALL: NOT ALL EGGS IN ONE BASKET: AUTHORITY DISTRIBUTION FOR RESILIENCE AGAINST COMPROMISED NODES IN COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

PI/Department:  Remi Chou, School of Computing

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $300,000

 

LITHIUM BATTERY TESTING

PI/Department:  Nicholas Conquest, NIAR-Environmental Test Lab

Co-PI/Department: John Rehard, NIAR-Environmental Test Lab

Sponsor:  Sierra Nevada Corporation / Department of Defense

Amount:  $287,968

 

FIESTAS: LATINX CELEBRATIONS IN WESTERN KANSAS

PI/Department:  Rocio Del Aguila, Modern & Classical Lang & Lit

Co-PIs/Departments: Jose Navarro-Serrano, Modern & Classical Lang & Lit | Hugo Perez Trejo, Strategic Engagement & Planning | Jay Price, History and Geography

Sponsor:  Library of Congress

Amount:  $50,000

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT (CSG) FY 2022

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, KMUW

Sponsor:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Amount:  $135,528

 

ANNABEL DAOU: DECLARATION

PI/Department:  Ksenya Gurshtein, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art

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

Amount:  $4,810

 

EIJA-LIISA AHTILA'S ANNUNCIATION/BRIDGE

PI/Department:  Ksenya Gurshtein, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art

Sponsor:  American-Scandinavian Foundation

Amount:  $2,000

 

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY WIND TUNNEL TESTING

PI/Department:  John Laffen, NIAR-Wind & Water Tunnel

Sponsor:  Johns Hopkins University / US Navy

Amount:  $52,290

 

WIND TUNNEL OCCUPANCY SBIR PHASE II

PI/Department:  John Laffen, NIAR-Wind & Water Tunnel

Sponsor:  Acellent Technologies Inc / US Airforce

Amount:  $22,410

 

MECHANICAL AND TESTING SERVICES

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

Sponsor:  Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems / US Army Contracting Command

Amount:  $27,684

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH - FIRST AMENDMENT

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

Co-PI/Department: Tracee Friess, Nat'l Institute for Aviation Res 

Sponsor:  Department of Transportation-Kansas

Amount:  $198,413

 

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

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

Co-PIs/Department: Rachael Andrulonis, NIAR-Composites & Structures | Matthew Opliger, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Battelle Memorial Institute / Department of Defense

Amount:  $303,780

 

MODELING FOR AFFORDABLE, SUSTAINABLE COMPOSITES

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

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

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory

Amount:  $28,750

 

KANSAS CHILDREN’S CABINET  AND TRUST FUND EVALUATION

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Children's Cabinet and Trust Fund

Amount:  $465,765

 

PROGRAM EVALUATION AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County Division Of Finance / Health Resources & Services Admin

Amount:  $50,000

 

WICHITA COALITION FOR CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AMENDMENT 2

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Department for Children & Families / Dept of Health and Human Services

Amount:  $19,000

 

EDUCATION RESOURCE DISTRIBUTION, CONSUMER OUTREACH (YEAR 2)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $664,226

 

QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS AGREEMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County Division Of Finance / Health Resources & Services Admin

Amount:  $30,000

 

ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT OF GRANT AND CONTRACT PROCESS IMPROVEMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING PLAN

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Department for Children & Families

Amount:  $25,000

 

#WESUPPORTU PREVENTING SUBSTANCE ABUSE / BLUE WINDOW COLLABORATION

PI/Department:  Marci Young, Counseling & Testing Center

Sponsor:  WhitworthBallou LLC

Amount:  $15,000

 

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. The Office of Research has updated its website with more information about the deadlines for receipt of proposals.  While mandatory forms must be finalized well in advance of the funder deadline, you may continue to focus on your proposal narrative until closer to the deadline.  Please visit Pre-Award Services to find out more.

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Title: State Maternal Health Innovation & Data Capacity Program

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Friday, April 22, 2022 at 12noon in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by May 13, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by June 13, 2022. 

Purpose: “This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the State Maternal Health Innovation (MHI) and Data Capacity Program. The purpose of this program is to support state capacity to improve maternal health and address maternal health disparities through quality services, a skilled workforce, enhanced data quality and capacity, and innovative programming that aims to reduce maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity (SMM). The program addresses the high rates of these adverse maternal health outcomes by engaging public health professionals, providers, payers, and consumers to implement evidence-based interventions and policy changes that address critical gaps in and needs for services within the following categories: Direct clinical care, Workforce training, Maternal health data enhancements, and Community engagement.”

Amount: $1,000,000

 

Funding Agency: University of Florida, pending NSF funding

Title: Broadening Participation: 2022 Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Astronomical Sciences, Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences and Physics) Workshop for Young Investigators

Application Deadline: April 26, 2022; application to attend workshop must also include brief email of support from department head, academic mentor or senior collaborator.

Purpose: “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 careers are encouraged to apply. Investigators from underrepresented groups in STEM are especially encouraged to apply. The main goal of the workshop is in 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, each participant will write a mock proposal in advance and will go through full panel review processes in breakout sessions. Workshop will be held June 13 – 14, 2022 at the Westin Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia.”

Amount: Workshop attendance, hotel lodging for up to three nights, meals, networking reception and travel reimbursement of up to $200.

 

Funding Agency: Multi-Arts Production Fund (MAP Fund)

Title: 2022 Grants Cycle

Application Deadline: April 28, 2022

Purpose: “MAP’s 2022 grant cycle will provide grants of $30,000 to 85 new, live performance projects across all regions of the United States.  Anyone may apply on behalf of an eligible new, live performance project that connects with MAP’s mission. The person(s) who create the application (“primary contact” in Submittable) may be an individual artist, ensemble representative, producer, manager, agent, or presenting representative. We expect that all artists have consented to their presence in the proposal, and that the primary contact will share all subsequent communications with the artist(s). MAP aims to make the application process as supported as possible, offering phone call, email, and project description support.”

Amount: $30,000

 

Funding Agency: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Title: 2022 Inclusive Ecosystems RFP

Application Deadline: April 29, 2022

Purpose: “The Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems RFP intends to engage researchers and communities in examination of how structural issues shape equity and opportunity in entrepreneurial ecosystems. Specifically, we solicit research projects that explore structures and systems that shape entrepreneurial ecosystems in the four Heartland states — Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas. Project teams will be asked to develop research-driven case studies that analyze the structures that comprise equitable entrepreneurial ecosystems, and they will also work with Foundation staff to develop templates and tools for assessing equity in ecosystems.”

Amount: By design, there are no set limits on the grant amount that can be requested.

 

Funding Agency: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)

Title: Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award

Application Deadline: Pre-Application due April 29, 2022; Full Applications due May 27, 2022

Purpose: “The vision of the FY22 PRMRP is to improve the health, well-being, and care 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 that lead to impactful advances in military health care. The PRMRP challenges the scientific and clinical communities to address the FY22 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. The proposed research must be relevant to active-duty Service Members, Veterans, military beneficiaries, and/or the American public.”

Amount: $1,600,000 for single PI over four years: $2,000,000 for collaborating organizations

 

Funding Agency: Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

Title: Grants for New Treatments or Cures for Cancer

Application Deadline: Three application cycles per year: April 30, 2022, August 31, 2022 and December 15, 2022

Purpose: “The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research to investigators in United States non-profit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation funds projects for a one-year period 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.”

Amount: By design, there are no set limits on the grant amount that can be requested.

 

Funding Agency: The Kerr Foundation

Title: Challenge Grants: Education, Health, Human Services & Arts and Culture

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due April 30, 2022

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 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.”

Amount: Grants generally range form $1,000 to $50,000 and require dollar for dollar cost match.

 

Funding Agency: Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF)

Title: General Request for Proposals

Application Deadline: Pre-Proposals accepted May 1, 2022 and December 1, 2022

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 funding 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.”  Note, agricultural wastes (that aren’t handled by the waste industry), nuclear waste, and land applied wastewater treatment sludge are generally not included in the definition of solid waste as used in the RFP.

Amount: $15,000-$500,000 with the average grant amount in recent years being $160,000

 

***LIMITED*** Funding Agency: Brain Research Foundation

Title: Scientific Innovations Award

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one nomination, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by May 2, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by May 23, 2022.  Letters of Intent with WSU nomination (if selected) are due June 23, 2022. 

Purpose: “Brain Research Foundation is inviting eligible US academic institutions to nominate one senior faculty member (Associate and Full Professor) to submit a Letter of Intent for the Scientific Innovations Award (SIA). Brain Research Foundation’s Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.”

Amount: $150,000

 

Funding Agency: United Engineering Foundation

Title: UEF Grants Program

Application Deadline: Concept Papers due May 2, 2022; if invited, full proposals to be due August 1, 2022

Purpose: “UEF provides funding to proposals and programs whose chief purpose is to advance engineering for the welfare of humanity. Proposals must be consistent with the mission of UEF and priorities for giving, which include programs that focus on the following areas: 1) Diversity, 2) Kindergarten -12th Grade Education, 3) Engineering Ethics, Safety, Security and Leadership.  Preference is given to: Proposals for programs that are innovative and aim to integrate multiple fields and subspecialties of engineering; Proposals for programs that include outreach to engage the community; Collaborative proposals submitted on behalf of a group; and Proposals that specify that grant funds will not be used to offset existing staff salaries.” 

Amount: The UEF gives between 5 – 10 grants per year totaling nearly $800,000.

 

Funding Agency: Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission

Title: Kansas Field Arts Forum

Application Deadline: Online interest form due May 2, 2022

Purpose: “The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) is partnering with M12 Studio to develop a new three-week program aimed at emerging practitioners interested in any of the following fields: Arts & Ecology, Social and Environmental Art, Creative Placemaking, and New Rural Arts.   The Kansas Field Arts Forum (KFAF) will take place June 15 - July 2, 2022 with generous support of room, board, and classroom space from Pratt Community College, community programming support from the Vernon Filley Museum of Art, and lecturer support from Art of the Rural. Teaching faculty will be comprised of M12 members, a variety of regional and statewide experts, as well as virtual lecturers from across the country. The KFAF program will address a range of social, ecological and culturally significant topics through site visits, guided activities, and facilitated dialogue at locations across the High Plains and Tablelands of southern Kansas.  Up to 15 participants will be accepted into this pilot program year, with free tuition apart from a $100 program fee. Individuals interested in participating should visit the program webpage to learn more (faculty and program updates are ongoing) and complete the online interest form by Monday, May 2.”

Amount: Free tuition for forum; however, $100 program fee still required

 

Funding Agency: Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Title: Grants – 600 applications accepted quarterly

Application Deadline: May 4, 2022; August 17, 2022, October 6, 2022

Purpose: “Our Mission is to impact the lifesaving capabilities, and the lives of local heroes and their communities by providing lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools to first responders, non-profits and public safety organizations. All requests must fall within our funding guidelines via firehousesubsfoundation.org/about-us/funding-areas.”

Amount: $15,000-$35,000

 

Funding Agency: Russell Sage Foundation

Title: Race, Ethnicity and Immigration

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due May 4, 2022 

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

 

Funding Agency: Russell Sage Foundation

Title: Future of Work

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due May 4, 2022 

Purpose: “The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on the Future of Work supports innovative research on the causes and consequences of changes in the quality of jobs for less- and moderately skilled workers and their families. We seek investigator-initiated research proposals that will broaden our understanding of the role of changes in employer practices, the nature of the labor market and public policies on employment, earnings, and job quality. We are especially interested in proposals that address questions about the interplay of market and non-market forces in shaping the wellbeing of workers, today and in the future.”

Amount: Trustee Grants are generally capped at $175,000

 

Funding Agency: Russell Sage Foundation

Title: Behavioral Science & Decision Making in Context

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due May 4, 2022 

Purpose: “The Russell Sage Foundation’s (RSF) core program on Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context merges its long-standing program on Behavioral Economics and its special initiative on Decision Making and Human Behavior in Context. This program encourages perspectives from multiple disciplines, including economics, psychology, political science, sociology, law, public policy, and other social sciences, to further our understanding of economic, social, political, and psychological decision-making processes, attitudes, behaviors, and institutional practices in public and private contexts such as policing/criminal legal systems, employment, housing, politics, racial/ethnic relations, and immigration.”

Amount: Trustee Grants are generally capped at $175,000

 

Funding Agency: Russell Sage Foundation

Title: Social, Political & Economic Inequality

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due May 4, 2022 

Purpose: “The Russell Sage Foundation’s program on Social, Political, and Economic Inequality supports innovative research on the factors that contribute to social, political and economic inequalities in the U.S., and the extent to which those inequalities affect social, psychological, political, and economic outcomes, including educational access, job opportunities, social mobility, civic participation and representation, and the transmission of advantage and disadvantage within and across generations.  We seek innovative investigator-initiated research that will expand our understanding of social, political, and economic inequalities and the mechanisms by which they influence the lives of individuals and families. We welcome projects that explore the relevance of economic, racial, ethnic, age, gender, immigration, residence, or other statuses for the distribution of social, political and economic outcomes within and across these groups. RSF priorities do not include analyses of health​ or mental health outcomes or health behaviors ​as these are priorities for other funders. ​For the same reason, RSF seldom supports studies focused on educational processes or curricular issues but does prioritize analyses of inequities in educational attainment or student performance.”

Amount: Trustee Grants are generally capped at $175,000

 

Funding Agency: National Academies Gulf Research Program

Title: Early-Career Research Fellowships

Application Deadline: May 4, 2022

Purpose: “The Environmental Protection and Stewardship track goal focuses on advancing scientific knowledge and its application to predict and prepare for ecosystem changes in the Gulf of Mexico and its coastal zones as the region navigates a changing climate and energy transition.”

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

 

Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

Application Deadline: May 4, 2022

Purpose: “This program supports research on strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit young people ages 5-25 in the United States. We want to know what it takes to produce useful research evidence, what it takes to get research used, and what happens when research is used. We welcome letters of inquiry for studies that pursue one of these broad aims.”

Amount: Major Research Grants: $100,000-$1,000,000; Secondary Data Analysis: $100,000-$300,000; Officers’ Research Grants: $25,000-$50,000

 

Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due May 4, 2022 or August 3, 2022

Purpose: “This program supports research to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. We prioritize studies that aim to reduce inequalities that exist along dimensions of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.”

Amount: Major Research Grants: $100,000-$600,000 over two-three years

 

Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation

Title: Conference Grants

Application Deadline: May 5, 2022

Purpose: “The Conference Grant Program provides support to scholars to organize small research conferences, focused symposia, or other forms of convenings around important issues in education research. This program is intended to bring together researchers, community members, practitioners, policymakers, and other important collaborators whose expertise, substantive knowledge and practice, theoretical insight, or methodological expertise can be engaged in ways that help to build upon and advance education research. We encourage applicants to think creatively about how convenings can expand our understanding of research methods and how new innovative research methods can impact educational research that is grounded in advancing racial equity.”

Amount: Up to $50,000

 

Funding Agency: Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Title: Susan Harwood Training Grant Program Workplace Safety and Health Training on Infectious Diseases, Including COVID-19

Application Deadline: May 6, 2022

Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)/Notice of Available Funding is for eligible non-profit organizations to submit proposals to deliver workplace safety and health training to eligible employers and workers on the topic of infectious diseases, including COVID19. Grant activities support conducting training on infectious diseases, including COVID-19 in a timely and efficient manner. Therefore, grantees must initially begin using existing training materials and guidance documents in order to deliver training as soon as practical following award. During the performance period, grantees may develop and use new tailored training materials (following OSHA approval of the new materials).”

Amount: $160,000

 

Funding Agency: Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City, with the support of Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME)

Title: IME Becas (Scholarships) 2022 – Matching Funds

Application Deadline: May 6, 2022

Purpose: “IME-Becas aims to offer economic resources to Mexican students currently enrolled in an academic plan offered by social organizations/education institutions in the United States in one of the following two modalities: Higher Education or Adult Education.” 

Amount: Up to $3,000 will be awarded, cost match is required.

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: NIJ FY22 National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Program

Application Deadline: Grants.gov deadline May 9, 2022; Just Grants deadline May 23, 2022. 

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ, in collaboration with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), seeks proposals for funding to support and enhance the National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Program (NJJDAP). The NJJDAP produces vital statistical information to the field regarding juvenile risk behaviors, juvenile victimization, juvenile offending, and the juvenile justice system’s response to law-violating behavior. The successful applicant will work collaboratively with NIJ and OJJDP to make significant advances in the way these data are analyzed and made available through new and innovative dissemination strategies and tools that facilitate access to, and use of, juvenile justice-related data to inform juvenile justice policy and practice at the federal, state, and local levels. NIJ anticipates making one award.”

Amount: $2,400,000

 

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

Title: Scholars Program

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application per college, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by May 11, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by June 3, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due July 6, 2022. 

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.  Scholars must select one focus are: Reducing Inequality or Improving the Use of Research Evidence.” 

Amount: Each year, four to six Scholars are selected and each receives up to $350,000, distributed over five years. Awards begin July 1 and are made to the applicant’s institution.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems (POSE)

Application Deadline: May 12, 2022 for Phase I; October 21, 2022 for Phase II

Purpose: “NSF is introducing a new program called “Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems” (POSE).  The purpose of the program is to harness the power of open-source development for the creation of new technology solutions to problems of national and societal importance. Many NSF-funded research projects result in publicly accessible, modifiable, and distributable open-sourced software, hardware or data platforms that catalyze further innovation. In some cases, an open-source product is widely adopted and forms the basis for a self-sustaining open-source ecosystem (OSE) comprises a distributed community of developers and a broad base of users across academia, industry and government. The goal of the POSE program is to fund new OSE managing organizations, each responsible for the creation and maintenance of infrastructure needed for efficient and secure operation of an OSE based around a specific open-source product or class of products. The early and intentional formation of such managing organizations is expected to ensure more secure open-source products, increased coordination of developer contributions, and a more focused route to impactful technologies.”

Amount: $300,000 for Phase I; $1,500,000 for Phase II

 

Funding Agency: AstraZeneca

Title: ACT on Health Equity Community Solutions Challenge

Application Deadline: May 13, 2022

Purpose: “AstraZeneca recognizes health starts in our homes, schools and communities. The ACT on Health Equity: Community Solutions Challenge supports community-based, nonprofit organizations that are advancing health equity among underserved US communities through innovative health, wellbeing, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs at the local and regional level.”

Amount: $25,000

 

Funding Agency: The Gerber Foundation

Title: Research Award

Application Deadline: Concept Papers due May 15, 2022 and November 15, 2022

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.”

Amount: $30,000 for Novice Researchers; up to $350,000 all others

 

Funding Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Title: Food and Health Research Using the Consumer Food Data System

Application Deadline: Brief Proposals (including signed third-party agreements) due May 16, 2022 at 2pm CST; if invited, Full Proposals will be due August 4, 2022

Purpose: “The RWJF and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Economic Research Service (ERS) are announcing a call for proposals (CFP) for researchers who will use one or more restricted-use data assets from the CFDS. We seek to develop a cohort of researchers from diverse academic disciplines and institutions who will produce policy-relevant research on food policy; food retail markets; consumer behaviors related to food purchases and diet; and USDA nutrition assistance programs. It is our hope that the resulting research evidence will inform RWJF’s goal of creating equitable access to nutritious food.”

Amount: $100,000

 

Funding Agency: Office of Naval Research (ONR), Army Research Office (ARO), and Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Title: Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI)

Application Deadline: Optional (Strongly Recommended) White Papers due May 16, 2022, Full Proposals will be due September 9, 2022

Purpose: “Multidisciplinary University Initiative (MURI) efforts involve teams of researchers investigating high priority topics and opportunities that intersect more than one traditional technical discipline. For many military problems this multidisciplinary approach serves to stimulate innovations, accelerate research progress and expedite transition of results into naval applications.”

Amount: $1,250,000-$1,500,000

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of State

Title: U.S. Mission to China Public Engagement Grants

Application Deadline: May 16, 2022

Purpose: “The Public Diplomacy Sections of the U.S. Mission to China (Embassy Beijing and Consulates General Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan, and Shenyang) of the United States Department of State announce an open competition for organizations and individuals to submit applications to carry out programs in support of activities that forge and/or strengthen connections between the people of China and the people of the United States.”

Amount: $50,000 - $150,000

 

Funding Agency: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)

Title: Idea Development AwardAutism Research Program

Application Deadline: Pre-Application due May 23, 2022; if invited, Full Applications due August 18, 2022

Purpose: “Applications to the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Autism Research Program (ARP) are being solicited by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) using delegated authority provided by United States Code, Title 10, Section 2358 (10 USC 2358). The ARP was initiated in 2007 to provide support for research of exceptional scientific merit and innovation with high impact that focuses on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The ARP’s vision is to improve the lives of individuals with ASD now, and its mission is to promote innovative research that advances the understanding of ASD and leads to improved outcomes.”

Amount: $550,000 in direct costs

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Research Security Training for the United States Research Community

Application Deadline: May 23, 2022

Purpose: “With the goal of strengthening research security in the U.S., NSF is working in partnership with three other federal research funding agencies to find a balanced approach to research security. This effort includes the development and implementation of training—to recipients of federal research funding—in best practices to optimize research security. This training is an essential step toward mitigating foreign government risks and threats to U.S. government-funded research and may be used to fulfill the research security program requirement in NSPM-33.”

Amount: $1,500,000

 

Funding Agency: Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

Title: Title X Family Planning Research Grants

Application Deadline: May 24, 2022

Purpose: “The primary focus of OASH is leading America to healthier lives, especially for those who are most vulnerable, including those who have suffered historic disparities. In support of this vision, the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) promotes health across the reproductive lifespan through innovative, evidence-based adolescent health and family planning programs, services, strategic partnerships, evaluation, and research. OPA prioritizes advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who are in need of family planning and sexual and reproductive health services, and are uninsured or underinsured. OPA administers the Title X family planning services program, the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program, and the Embryo Adoption Awareness (EAA) program. OPA advises the Secretary of HHS and the Assistant Secretary for Health on a wide range of topics, including adolescent health, family planning, sterilization, and other population issues.  We invite applications from public or private nonprofit entities to conduct research or analyses that will lead to feasible and effective strategies to increase equitable access to quality Title X family planning services among clients in need of family planning and sexual and reproductive health services.”

Amount: $200,000-$750,000

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy

Title: Renewables Advancing Community Energy Resilience (RACER)

Application Deadline: Concept Papers due May 26, 2022

Purpose: “On April 12, 2022, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) announced the Renewables Advancing Community Energy Resilience (RACER) funding opportunity, which will award $25 million in funding for projects to enable communities to utilize solar and solar-plus-storage to prevent disruptions in power caused by extreme weather and other events, and to rapidly restore electricity if it goes down.  Projects will foster engagement and ongoing communication among multiple stakeholders such as utilities, municipal planners, emergency responders, community groups, and others, especially in underserved communities located in areas vulnerable to extreme events causing frequent energy and power service disruptions. In addition, projects will develop and demonstrate rapid energy restoration technologies based on the community resilience plan in order to increase the durability of photovoltaic (PV) systems.”  Note, informational webinar for this opportunity will be held on April 27, 2022.

Amount: Varies by topic; $500,000–$3,000,000; Cost share required.

 

Funding Agency: Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

Title: OVC FY 2022 Advancing the Use of Technology to Assist Victims of Crime

Application Deadline: Grants.gov deadline May 26, 2022; Just Grants deadline June 2, 2022. 

Purpose: “OVC seeks to provide funding to organizations that demonstrate innovative strategies to create, expand, or enhance the use of technology to interact directly with crime victims, improve the quality of services, and improve the accessibility and responsiveness of victim service organizations.”  Please note, there will be a pre-application webinar for this opportunity on April 26, 2022.

Amount: $750,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Title: FY 2022 Connect and Protect: Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Response Program

Application Deadline: Grants.gov deadline May 27, 2022; Just Grants deadline June 1, 2022. 

Purpose: “Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to support law enforcement-behavioral health cross-system collaboration to improve public health and safety responses and outcomes for individuals with mental health disorders and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.”

Amount: $550,000

 

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

Title: Scholars Program

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two proposals (one medical and one science & engineering), Limited Submission Concept Papers must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by May 31, 2022 at 12 noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  WSU may choose up to four medical and four science & engineering Concept Papers to submit to Keck for consultation. You will be informed if your Concept Paper has been chosen to be reviewed by Keck consultants by June 15, 2022, and you will have a chance to finalize your Concept Papers for Keck consultation review (if selected) by June 30, 2022.  Please email proposals@wichita.edu for a list of requirements for the internal WSU Limited Submission Concept Papers.

Purpose: “The Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas: 1) medical research and 2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Past grants have been awarded to major universities, independent research institutions, and medical schools to support pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation or methodologies.” 

Amount: $1,000,000-$2,000,000.

 

Funding Agency: Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood

Title: Grants

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due May 31, 2022

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 Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Understanding and Addressing Misinformation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities (R01 - Clinical Trials Optional)

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022 and November 13, 2022

Purpose: “The purpose of this initiative is to support research that seeks to (1) understand the underlying mechanisms and (2) test interventions to address and mitigate the impact of health-related misinformation and disinformation on health disparities and the populations that experience health disparities.” 

Amount: $500,000 in direct costs

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Short-Term Research Education Experiences to Attract Talented Students to Biomedical Informatics/Data Science Careers and Enhance Diversity (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022

Purpose: “The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.” 

Amount: $125,000 per year in direct costs

 

Funding Agency: Fulbright Scholar Program

Title: Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Purpose: “The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program is a unique Fulbright Scholar Program initiative that is specifically driven by the goals of U.S. institutions of higher education to enhance internationalization efforts on their campuses. Through the S-I-R Program, institutions host a scholar from outside of the United States for a semester or full academic year to teach courses, assist in curriculum development, guest lecture, develop study abroad/exchange partnerships and engage with the campus and the local community.” 

Amount: Fulbright grant benefits are provided directly to the individual Scholar, disbursed by IIE and include round-trip international air travel, a monthly stipend, a monthly allowance for up to two dependents, and initial settling-in and professional allowances. IIE will issue the DS2019 form in support of J-visa sponsorship.

 

Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Title: Public Health Scholarship Program (PHSP)

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Purpose: “The purpose of the PHSP is to strengthen the public health workforce by providing support to organizations to develop scholarship programs that incentivize individuals to pursue training and careers in public health. Through the PHSP, scholarship recipients will gain the requisite knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, prepare for, and respond to recovery activities related to COVID–19, as well as other public health emergencies.  Applicants will be required to have an existing public health training program as well as public health partnerships in place, along with a system for scholarship recipients to maintain or be transitioned into employment in public health upon completion of their training. This program will enhance the public health system to meet the core public health functions and the Ten Essential Public Health Services.” 

Amount: $1,500,000 over three years

 

Funding Agency: Horticultural Research Institute

Title: Strategic Grantmaking

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Purpose: “Horticultural Research Institute only funds research that specifically deals with green industry-related issues. HRI-supported projects focus on significant problems, regulatory issues, and emerging opportunities in the nursery, greenhouse, retail, and landscape industry. HRI research focuses on the propagation, production, distribution, marketing, and sale of plant material. HRI research strategically focuses on 1) Quantifying Plant Benefits, 2) Gathering Consumer Insights, 3) Creating Innovative Solutions, 4) Producing Practical & Actionable Solutions.” 

Amount: Grants are typically between $5,000 and $35,000, although larger awards have been issued.

 

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

Title: Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research 2022

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due June 1, 2022 or October 4, 2022

Purpose: “With this PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA), PCORI aims to fund studies that address high-priority methodological gaps in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and clinical comparative effectiveness research (CER).  PCORI seeks to fund projects that address important methodological gaps and lead to improvements in the strength and quality of evidence generated by PCOR/CER studies.  For the 2022 Methods PFA, PCORI has identified the following areas as programmatic priorities: 1) Methods to Improve the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Clinical Research, 2) Methods to Improve Study Design, 3) Methods to Support Data Research Networks and 4) Methods Related to Ethical and Human Subjects Protections Issues in PCOR/CER.” 

Amount: $750,000 in direct costs over three years

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address and Reduce Health Care Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: June 5, 2022 or October 5, 2022

Purpose: “This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to support research that examines the impact of leveraging health information technology (health IT) to reduce disparities in access to and utilization of health care services, patient-clinician communication, and health outcomes for populations that experience health disparities in the U.S.” 

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

 

Funding Agency: Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Title: Air Force Fiscal Year 2023 Young Investigator Program (YIP)

Application Deadline: June 6, 2022

Purpose: “The Fiscal Year 2023 Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) intends support for scientists and engineers who have either received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees post 01 April 2015. These scientists and engineers have shown 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.” Proposals must match research areas of interest posted by the Air Force in the recent Broad Agency Announcement. 

Amount: Most YIP awards are funded up to $150,000 per year for three years, for a total of $450,000. Exceptional proposals will be considered individually for higher funding levels and/or longer duration.

 

Funding Agency: Meta Research

Title: 2022 Systems Research Request for Proposals

Application Deadline: June 6, 2022

Purpose: “We strive to build strong collaboration with experts in academia to tackle some of the most challenging problems. While all proposals are welcome, we are especially interested in those addressing fundamental challenges that arise in distributed systems operating at a large scale. Besides the general area of distributed systems, there are three areas that we are particularly interested in partnering with academia to solve: 1) Infrastructure control planes, 2) Service abstractions and efficiency and 3) Global service management. 

Amount: $50,000

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Title: Digital Projects for the Public

Application Deadline: June 8, 2022 (optional draft due May 5, 2022)

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 Grants; $100,000 Prototyping Grants; $400,000 Production Grants

 

Funding Agency: Foundation for Child Development

Title: Young Scholars Program

Application Deadline: Mandatory Letter of Intent due June 9, 2022; Full application (if invited) to be due October 13, 2022

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: $180,000 for secondary data analysis focus; $225,000 for primary data collection focus

 

Funding Agency: Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) – Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

Title: Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Evaluation and Research Grants

Application Deadline: June 14, 2022

Purpose: “This notice solicits applications for projects that will conduct evaluations or research that would make significant contributions to the mission of the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) and to the teen pregnancy prevention, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and family planning fields.  OPA will consider evaluation and research projects that explore new questions in teen pregnancy prevention, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and family planning more broadly that improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of these programs for adolescents or young adults, and/or reduce existing disparities. These grants are for projects that can be conducted within one to two years, such as secondary data analyses using existing program and evaluation data or administrative data.”

Amount: $100,000-$400,000

 

Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Title: Community Health Worker Training Program

Application Deadline: June 14, 2022

Purpose: “The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Community Health Worker and Health Support Worker Training Program (CHWTP). The purpose of this program is to expand the public health workforce through the training of new Community Health Workers (CHWs) and health support workers and to extend the knowledge and skills of current CHWs and other health support workers. Through this program, HRSA plans to train 13,000 new and current CHWs and other health support workers to support essential public health services and to focus on experiential training and employment through registered apprenticeships and job placements. The CHWTP aims to increase access to care, improve public health emergency response, and address the public health needs of underserved communities.” Note, a webinar about this opportunity will be held on May 11, 2022.

Amount: Up to $3,000,000 over three years

 

Funding Agency: International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC) Americas Foundation

Title: Patrick DeLuca Emerging Researcher Award

Application Deadline: June 15, 2022

Purpose: “The IPEC Emerging Researcher Award will be presented each year to a beginning career scientist post Ph.D. i.e., postdoctoral fellows, research assistant professors and early-stage assistant professors (1 - 2 years following initial appointment as research assistant or assistant professor). Applicants are encouraged from any part of the globe. The award criteria include demonstrated interest in and dedication to the area of excipients in terms of published manuscripts and a research proposal in the area of excipient scientific / technological research. IPEC Foundation is the charitable arm of the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council of the Americas and is a 501(c)3 organization. The drugs of tomorrow cannot be developed with yesterday’s excipients and processes. Energize research in excipients through the IPEC Foundation. By supporting research, education, and safety through programs and scholarships, our partners and donors can shape the future of excipients.”

Amount: $15,000

 

Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

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

Application Deadline: June 16, 2022 or October 16, 2022

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

 

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

Title: AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)

Application Deadline: June 16, 2022 or October 16, 2022

Purpose: “This FOA encourages Small Research Grant (R03) applications and expresses AHRQ priority areas of interest for ongoing small research projects. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of health services research projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.”

Amount: $100,000

 

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

Title: Reducing Racial and Ethnic Healthcare Disparities in Chronic Conditions by Dissemination and Implementation of Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Evidence (R18)

Application Deadline: June 17, 2022

Purpose: “The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks applications to disseminate and implement patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings into innovative, evidence-based interventions to reduce healthcare disparities in chronic health conditions. Applications to this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) are required to disseminate and implement PCOR findings across healthcare settings to address disparities in health outcomes and quality for racial and ethnic minority populations and AHRQ priority populations. Interventions must be focused on improving dissemination and implementation of evidence-based strategies, with the specific goal of reducing health and healthcare disparities. Though not limited to the following, areas where evidence-based interventions have demonstrated disparities reduction include:  1. Improving Control and Management of Chronic Conditions including Cardiovascular Disease (CVD); 2. Promoting Improved Cancer and Chronic Condition Screening; and 3. Improving Prenatal Care, Maternal Health, and Infant Mortality.”

Amount: $500,000 per year over three years

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Spectrum Innovation Initiative: National Radio Dynamic Zones (SII:NRDZ)

Application Deadline: June 21, 2022

Purpose: “The goal of this Spectrum Innovation Initiative: National Radio Dynamic Zones (SII-NRDZ) program is to advance the use of dynamic spectrum sharing. The unifying concept investigated in SII-NRDZ is the radio dynamic zone: an area or volume with automatic spectrum management mechanisms that control electromagnetic energy entering, escaping, or occupying the zone. SII-NRDZ seeks to perform extended (6- to 12-month) field trials of various types of radio dynamic zone spectrum sharing at sites where the field trials will enhance spectrum access for facilities or applications.”

Amount: $500,000-$2,000,000 over three years

 

Funding Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Title: Research in Transforming Health and Healthcare Systems

Application Deadline: June 24, 2022

Purpose: “The purpose of the 2022 RTHS call for proposals is to support policy-relevant, community-engaged research that helps improve the affordability of care for communities most impacted by structural racism, inequities, and discrimination. We seek proposals for research and policy analysis projects that examine the design, implementation, and/or impact of local, state, and/or national policies related to the affordability of high-quality, equitable care. Studies may include people’s ability to: afford health insurance; pay for healthcare services (even with insurance); pay for transportation; childcare; and other services that in turn affect access to medical care. The projects’ goals are to generate timely and useful information for use by policymakers and other decision-makers.” Note – a webinar about this opportunity will be held May 3, 2022.

Amount: $50,000-$350,000

 

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

Title: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two Track 1 proposals and one Track 2 proposal, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by June 30, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by August 15, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by January 19, 2023.

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

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

 

Funding Agency: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Title: AAAS Mentor Awards

Application Deadline: Nominations due by June 30, 2022

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.  Both awards recognize an individual who has mentored and guided significant numbers of students from underrepresented groups to the completion of doctoral studies or who has impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students pursuing and completing doctoral studies. It is important to indicate in the nomination materials how the nominee’s work resulted in departmental and/or institutional change in terms of the granting of PhDs to underrepresented students. This can be documented not only with quantitative data but may also be demonstrated through the student and colleague letters of support.” 

Amount: $5,000

 

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

Title: Research Grants

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due July 1, 2022

Purpose: “NIHCM Foundation wishes to support innovative investigator-initiated 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 or equity. Studies involving direct patient care or clinical, bench-science research are not relevant for this solicitation.” 

Amount: Varies, see website for previous awards

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Title: Grants for Arts Projects: Visual Arts

Application Deadline: July 7, 2022

Purpose: “The NEA is committed to supporting visual arts activity—painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, drawing, craft, and public art—that demonstrates exceptional aesthetic investigation and meaningful community engagement. Specifically, the NEA is interested in supporting contemporary artists and the projects they undertake, such as exhibitions, residencies, publications, commissions, public art works, conservation, documentation, services to the field, and public programs. The NEA is committed to encouraging individual artistic development, experimentation, and dialogue between artists and the public.” 

Amount: Matching Grants of $10,000 - $100,000

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Title: Grants for Arts Projects: Museums

Application Deadline: July 7, 2022

Purpose: “The NEA is committed to supporting museum activity that demonstrates exceptional aesthetic investigation and meaningful community engagement. Specifically, the NEA assists museums through the support of exhibitions, care of collections, conservation, commissions, public art works, community engagement, education activities, and other museum work. Museum projects funded by the NEA demonstrate artistic excellence and artistic merit in and across a variety of mediums, movements, eras, and cultures.” 

Amount: Matching Grants of $10,000 - $100,000

 

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

Title: Summer Stipends

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two nominations, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by July 15, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by August 12, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by September 21, 2022. 

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 1) Providing small awards to individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both, and 2) Supporting projects at any stage of development, but especially early-stage research and late-stage writing in which small awards are most effective.” 

Amount: $6,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)

Application Deadline: August 12, 2022

Purpose: “ITEST is an applied research and development program with goals to advance the equitable and inclusive integration of technology in the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) from pre-kindergarten through high school. The program’s objective is to support all students’ acquisition of the foundational preparation in STEM disciplines. Preparation for the current and future workforce is increasingly dependent upon the application and use of technology and computing.”

Amount: Depending on type of proposal: $100,000-$5,000,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Title: Enhancing Social Connectedness and Ameliorating Loneliness to Prevent and Treat SUD and Support Recovery (R21-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: August 15, 2022

Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages exploratory and developmental research to better understand the role of social connectedness and/or loneliness in prevention, treatment and recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs). Research may use a variety of approaches, including leveraging existing data sources, survey research, social network analysis, new methods development, feasibility research, etc. Outcomes of interest include any of the following: substance use initiation, escalation, SUD diagnosis, connection to treatment, and engagement or retention in treatment or recovery.”

Amount: Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over the 2-year project period, with no more than $200,000 in direct costs allowed in any single year.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program (HEGS)

Application Deadline: August 16, 2022

Purpose: “The objective of the Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program is to support basic scientific research about the nature, causes and/or consequences of the spatial distribution of human activity and/or environmental processes across a range of scales. Contemporary geographical research is an arena in which diverse research traditions and methodologies are valid. Recognizing the breadth of the field's contributions to science, the HEGS Program welcomes proposals for empirically grounded, theoretically engaged, and methodologically sophisticated, generalizable research in all sub-fields of geographical and spatial sciences.”

Amount: Varies based on type of funding request

 

Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Title: Institutional Challenge Grant

Application Deadline: September 14, 2022

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: Department of the Navy: Office of Naval Research

Title: Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology

Application Deadline: September 30, 2022

Purpose: “This BAA utilizes competitive procedures in accordance with 10 USC 2302(2)(B) for the selection for award of science and technology (S&T) proposals. For purposes of this BAA, S&T includes activities involving basic research, applied research, advanced technology development, and, under certain conditions, may include activities involving advanced component development and prototypes. This Announcement is not for the acquisition of technical, engineering, and other types of support services.”

Amount: Varies based on topic, $500,000 award floor

 

Funding Agency: Department of the Navy: Office of Naval Research

Title: FY22 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023; white papers frequently desired.

Purpose: “ONR seeks a broad range of applications for augmenting existing and/or developing innovative solutions that directly maintain and/or cultivate a diverse, world-class Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce to maintain the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ technological superiority. The goal of proposed efforts must provide solutions that establish, build, and/or maintain STEM educational pathways and workforce opportunities for diverse U.S. citizens directly relevant to ONR science and technology areas.”

Amount: The funded amount and period of performance of each proposal selected for award may vary depending on the technology area and the technical approach to be pursued by the offeror selected

 

Funding Agency: DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory

Title: Nonlinear Optical Cavities for Quantum Networks Fellowship

Application Deadline: None provided

Purpose: “A postdoctoral fellowship is open for an experimental physicist within the Computational and Information Science Directorate (Network Science Division) of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. Suitable candidates should have a PhD in physics or engineering with a background in quantum optics, integrated photonics, nonlinear optics, or optical cavities.  The fellow will lead a research project focused on the design, characterization, and experimental demonstration of nonlinear optical cavities suitable for controlling and manipulating light in quantum networks. Programming experience in MATLAB or a similar language is mandatory. Prior experience with optical pulse shaping, photonic integrated circuits, photonic crystal cavities, or sources/detectors for quantum light will be considered favorably. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with MIT and offers plentiful opportunities for collaboration with other leading universities and government agencies. The primary research location will be the Adelphi Laboratory Center in Adelphi, MD. The fellowship can be renewed yearly up to a total duration of 3 years.”

Amount: Fellowship

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI)

Application Deadline: Ongoing; Full Proposals Accepted Anytime

Purpose: “The Engineering for Civil Infrastructure (ECI) program supports fundamental research in geotechnical, structural, materials, architectural, and coastal engineering. The ECI program promotes research that can shape the future of the nation’s physical civil infrastructure and that can contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation, and hazards and disaster resilience. Types of civil infrastructure that the ECI program considers include, but are not limited to, buildings, residential construction, earth and earth retaining structures, and components of flood protection systems; water, waste disposal, and wastewater systems; energy infrastructure (excluding nuclear); and transportation systems (excluding pavements). Both disciplinary and convergent research that can address the challenges of physical civil infrastructure to be resilient and sustainable over its service lifetime are of particular interest. Broader impacts of ECI research include fostering community welfare for an equitable and prosperous nation and promoting environmentally friendly, circular economy policies.”

Amount: Standard NSF Grant

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Commerce

Title: FY 2021-2023 Economic Development: Research and National Technical Assistance (RTNA) Notice of Funding Opportunity

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Purpose: “Through the R&E (Research and Evaluation) program, EDA supports the development of tools, recommendations, and resources that shape Federal economic development policies and inform economic development decision-making. R&E program investments provide critical, cutting-edge research and best practices to regional, state, and local practitioners in the economic development field, thereby enhancing understanding and implementation of economic development concepts throughout the country. EDA also regularly evaluates the impacts and outcomes of its various programs as a means of identifying policy and program modifications that will increase the Agency’s efficiency and effectiveness.”

Amount: In recent years, the average size of R&E and NTA investments has been approximately $350,000, and investments generally range from $200,000 to $500,000. Historically, EDA has funded approximately five R&E projects and three NTA projects per year. EDA anticipates making similar awards in FY 2021-2023, subject to availability of funds. Note, Cost Match is required.

 

Funding Agency: Simons Foundation

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

Application Deadline: Ongoing; Letters of Intent accepted on a rolling basis

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: The Targeted Grant in MPS program provides funding for up to five years. The funding level and duration is flexible and should be appropriate based on the type of support requested in the proposal. There is no recommended or assumed funding level for this program.

 

Funding Agency: Wallace Global Fund

Title: Grants

Application Deadline: Ongoing; 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: Varies – see website for previously funded projects

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-15, 2022

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2022

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – Sept & Oct - varies based on discipline

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

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 16, 2022

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Linguistics – Jan 15 and Jul 15 annually

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 5, 2022

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – Aug 25, 2022

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Nov & Dec – varies by topic

Science of Learning & Augmented Intelligence – Jul 13, 2022

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – Sept 30, 2022

Security and Preparedness – Jan 15 and Aug 15 annually

Smart & Connected Communities – proposals accepted anytime

Social Psychology – Jan 15 and Jul 15 annually

Sociology – Jan 15 and Aug 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) – accepted anytime

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) – accepted anytime

Computer Science for All (CS for All) – Feb 8, 2023

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

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

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

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program – accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

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

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Sep 14, 2022

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program – May 10, 2022

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jul 13, 2022

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 30, 2022

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

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

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

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

Introduction to the WSU Office of Research Workshops

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

See the list of upcoming workshops and sign up to attend

 


 

National Science Foundation (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) and the National Science Board (NSB) Webinar: Resources for State-Level Science and Engineering Decision-Making: April 21 2022

“Join panelists from the National Science Board (NSB) and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) for a discussion on the importance of state-level data for researchers, program managers and decision-makers. The event will be held online on April 21 from 2 -3 p.m. Eastern time. Registration is required to attend. We will explore the powerful tools available for researching U.S. state trends and indicators in science and engineering education, workforce, research and development, patents and publications, and knowledge-intensive industries. State legislators, colleges and universities, and local governing bodies are invited to learn how to best utilize these and other data resources to inform local decision-making around science and engineering.” 

Register for NSB – NSF Webinar

 


 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Rules of Life to Address Societal Challenges Virtual Series: Levering AI and Data for Predicting Mechanisms: April 26, 2022

“In 2016, NSF unveiled a set of "Big Ideas," 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identified unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research. One of those, Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype, is based on developing a predictive understanding of how key properties of living systems emerge from interactions of factors such as genomes, phenotypes, and dynamic environments.  As NSF considers ways to promote use-inspired research that reaches beyond curiosity-driven science, we seek multidisciplinary, community feedback on how researchers can use the emerging Rules of Life to address societal challenges by combining approaches from among all the scientific disciplines, including engineering; mathematics; physical sciences; computer science; geosciences; social, behavioral, and economic sciences; as well as the breadth of biological sciences.  To this end, we announce a series of free Virtual Events centered on Using the Rules of Life to Address Societal Challenges. The goal is to bring together researchers with diverse perspectives -- including those from all scientific disciplines, with various levels of experience (from senior scientists to postdocs), from different types of institutions or organizations, and from historically underrepresented groups in STEM -- to share ideas about how Rules of Life approaches and data might be harnessed by multidisciplinary teams to tackle pressing societal challenges.” 

Save the Date for NSF Rules of Life Virtual Events

 


 

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation: Spring Knowledge Challenge Showcase:  April 28, 2022

“Join us for our Spring Knowledge Challenge Showcase, which will feature short presentations by Kauffman Knowledge Challenge grantees. Their work focuses on activities that improve our understanding of entrepreneurship and generate practical, actionable, and rigorous evidence to inform decision making and create systems change. The event is open to the public, and we encourage entrepreneurs, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneur support organizations, and community members to join and learn about how this research can inform your work.” 

Kauffman Foundation Webinar Registration

 


 

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

Hanover Research is offering a series of webinars on a variety of topics “designed to help grant-seekers to develop their skills and plan for upcoming competitions.” The webinar on April 28, 2022 is titled “Fact or Fiction: NSF CAREER” and the webinar on May 26, 2022 is titled “Transitioning from Single- to Multi-Investigator Grants.” 

Register for Hanover Workshop on NSF CAREER on April 28th

 


 

New Schools Venture Fund Summit 2022: May 4-5, 2022

“Since 1999, NewSchools Summit has been one of the most anticipated annual gatherings for leaders across the education sector.  We feature speakers who reflect a diverse set of voices and bring unique perspectives in the field.  Summit attendees engage in thought-provoking conversations and leave with actionable ideas.  This year will be no different.  We look forward to seeing you.”

Register for NewSchools Virtual Summit

 


 

National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Workshops

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. Multiple Workshops will be held during the month of May. 

NSF CAREER Foundation-Wide Program Briefings: May 10, 2022 and May 16, 2022

NSF Education & Human Resources focused CAREER Workshop: May 10, 2022

NSF Engineering CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop May 11-13, 2022

NSF CAREER Proposal Submission Logistics Webinar: May 26, 2022

 


 

WSU Information Security: Privacy & Security Training: May 10, 2022; 4:00-5:00pm in RSC Room 203 (Lancelot)

Gina Riggs and Mark Rodee offer WSU Privacy and Security Training monthly on the second Tuesday of every month.  Learn how to prevent, detect and respond to information security and privacy concerns.

Email informationsecurity@wichita.edu with questions. 

 


 

BUILD Health Challenge Fourth Cohort Program Webinar: May 17, 2022

The BUILD Health Challenge (BUILD) invites communities with innovative ideas to address health disparities to apply for a new fourth cohort starting May 3, 2022. As a BUILD community, your team will be part of a special network helping to create a new norm in the U.S.—one that advances health equity and racial justice by centering multi-sector and community-driven partnerships.  Want to learn more about BUILD, or start thinking about application ideas in the meantime? Be sure to join us on May 17, 2022, from 1:00-2:30 pm ET for an informational webinar. (Registration will open on May 3, 2022. For those who cannot participate, the recording will also be posted for reference.)

Read more about the BUILD Health Challenge

 


 

National Science Foundation (NSF) IIS Office Hours: Getting the Most Out of Your Panel Experience, and Writing Your Best Reviews: May 19, 2022

The IIS Office Hours are for researchers interested in learning about programs and policies in the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate (CISE) at NSF. Office Hours are designed to give current and potential investigators a window into IIS. Each session will feature a topic of interest to a diverse group of researchers. Attendance at office hours is voluntary and designed to help investigators gain information that can help them strengthen their proposals. Short summaries will be posted after each session. Sessions will be closed-captioned.  Speakers at this event will be Dan Cosley and Andruid Kerne, Human-Centered Computing.

NSF Event: Getting the Most Out of Your Panel Experience, and Writing Your Best Reviews

 


 

San Diego Supercomputer Center Webinar: Introduction to Neural Networks and Deep Learning on Expanse: May 19, 2022

Deep learning neural networks have become a prominent tool in science and machine learning. This webinar will provide a short overview of the main concepts of neural networks and feature discovery. We will also demonstrate the basic convolution neural network for digit recognition using tensorflow and try to get an intuition about how the network performs and what defines deep learning in practice. We will also review some useful notes on running deep networks on Expanse, such as using tensorboard, notebooks, and batch jobs.

Register for SDSC Webinar

 


 

Princeton GPU Hackathon 2022: Virtual Event June 1 and June 6-8, 2022

GPU Hackathons provide exciting opportunities for scientists to accelerate their AI research or HPC codes under the guidance of expert mentors from National Labs, Universities and Industry leaders in a collaborative environment.  The Princeton GPU Hackathon is a multi-day event designed to help teams accelerate their own codes on GPUs using a programming model, or machine learning framework of their choice. All fields are welcomed, from astrophysics to machine learning to genomics. Although Princeton and Princeton-area teams will be given priority, a Princeton affiliation is not required.

Princeton GPU Hackathon 2022

 


 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Virtual Grants Conference: June 6-10, 2022

The 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 provide up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and answer attendee questions.

Save the Date – NSF Virtual Grants Conference Opens in May

 


 

University of Oklahoma Supercomputing Center for Education and Research (OU OSCER): Virtual Residency Workshop 2022: June 27-July 1, 2022

The workshop will be available onsite in person and remote via zoom videoconferencing.  Attend to learn how to use advanced computing, help others to use research community and/or to meet a community of fellow research computing facilitators. 

OU OSCER website and Registration link for 2022 Virtual Residency Workshop

 


 

Ongoing: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Emergency Response Research Webinar Series

EPA's Office of Research and Development hosts this webinar series to share current research activities and results. This webinar series covers the latest information on research supporting EPA's response to chemical, biological, and radiological incidents, as well as natural disasters. This forum allows EPA to communicate directly with partners and stakeholders to foster collaboration and dissemination of information.

View upcoming and previously recorded EPA Emergency Response Research webinars

 


 

Ongoing: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Engaging Research Innovations and Challenges (EnRICH) Webinar Series

The EnRICH webinar series provides a national forum for researchers and practitioners to disseminate innovative solutions to contemporary challenges in applied and translational maternal and child health research and practice. Each event features one or more speakers who are experts in the field. Previous webinars have included topics such as “How to Develop a Successful Research Career.”

View upcoming and previously recorded EnRICH webinars

 


 

XSEDE Courses

Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is a virtual collaboration funded by the National Science Foundation that facilitates free, customized access to advanced digital resources, consulting, training, and mentorship. XSEDE helps the nation's most creative minds discover breakthroughs and solutions for some of the world's greatest scientific challenges. Upcoming events include “Parallel Computing Concepts” on January 20, 2022. 

Check for upcoming courses on the XSEDE Course Calendar

 

May 2022

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, Vice Provost for Research

 

AWARDS 

SHOCKTOBERFEST PARADE

PI/Department:  Kristin Beal, Shift Space Gallery

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

Amount:  $7,500

 

INNOVATIVE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM

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

Sponsor:  Environmental Protection Agency

Amount:  $305,068

 

APPLIED RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CPRF'S GUIDED INDEPENDENT LIVING ASSESSMENT (GILA) PROGRAM

PI/Department:  Heidi Cornell, School of Education

Co-PI/Department: Angela Beeler, Department of CLES

Sponsor:  Cerebral Palsy Res Found - Kansas INC 

Amount:  $100,834

 

A QUESTION OF TASTE: GASTROPOLITICS AND COMMUNITY IN WICHITA

PI/Department:  Rocio Del Aguila, Modern & Classical Lang & Lit

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - URCA

Amount:  $4,500

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT (CSG) FY 2022

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, KMUW

Sponsor:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Amount:  $58,083

 

COMPOSITE MATERIAL TESTING

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Gilchrist, NIAR - Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  L-3 Communications / US Airforce

Amount:  $242,518

 

STATIC LOAD FRAME SETUP

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Gilchrist, NIAR - Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  J & C Aero EEU LTD

Amount:  $2,342

 

AIDS EDUCATION & TRAINING CENTERS PROGRAM

PI/Department:  Jamie Harrington, School of Nursing

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

Amount:  $10,000

 

I-CORPS: A SMART CONTEXT-AWARE MULTI-FINGERED SYSTEM FOR DEXTEROUS GRASPING

PI/Department:  Hongsheng He, School of Computing

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

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $50,000

 

ONLINE MOCK TRIAL - LIVCIT

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $6,000

 

DESIGN OF A WEB-ACCESSIBLE TOOL TO SUPPORT AUTOMATION AND A STREAMLINED WORKFLOW FOR A TASK DISTRIBUTION

PI/Department:  Amy Jones, Training & Technology Team

Sponsor:  Southcentral Pathology Laboratory Pa

Amount:  $40,250

 

TECHNICAL SERVICES

PI/Department:  Amy Jones, Training & Technology Team

Sponsor:  Midwest Engineering Inc

Amount:  $3,000

 

ADVANCED SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH (MOD 1)

PI/Department:  Hyuck Kwon, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory

Amount:  $15,000

 

ADVANCED SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH MOD2 #P00002

PI/Department:  Hyuck Kwon, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory

Amount:  $7,639

 

ADVANCED SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH MOD 3  #P00003

PI/Department:  Hyuck Kwon, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory

Amount:  $30,000

 

LCAM PHASE II WIND TUNNEL PLANNING AND EXECUTION

PI/Department:  John Laffen, NIAR - Wind & Water Tunnel

Sponsor:  Simmonds Precision Products Inc / US Navy

Amount:  $74,700

 

ESSENTIAL COMPUTING AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE DUNE EXPERIMENT

PI/Department:  Mathew Muether, Physics

Sponsor:  Oregon State University / Department of Energy

Amount:  $60,000

 

FIBER, RESIN AND VOID CONTENT TESTING

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

Sponsor:  Latecoere

Amount:  $1,762

 

LETTERFORM ARCHIVE: UNCOVERING LOST WORK OF THE WESTERN BALKANS HERITAGE

PI/Department:  Irma Puskarevic, School of Art & Design

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - URCA

Amount:  $4,500

 

REFORMING POLICE THROUGH A NATIONAL NETWORK OF REGIONAL TRAINING CENTERS AT FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY

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

Sponsor:  Fort Hays State University / Community Oriented Policing Servs

Amount:  $15,837

 

EXPANDING ACCESS TO SPACE: PHILOSOPHY OF DISABILITY AND ETHICS OF SPACE EXPLORATION

PI/Department:  James Schwartz, Philosophy

Sponsor:  State of Kansas - ARCS

Amount:  $4,000

 

TOOL FOR ANALYSIS TO PREDICT STRENGTH AND DURABILITY OF CURVED AND TAPERED COMPOSITE STRUCTURES UNDER MULTIAXIAL LOADING

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

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

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

Amount:  $100,000

 

STRUCTURALLY SPECIFIC ISOTOPIC SHIFTS ACROSS ANALYTICAL SEPARATIONS

PI/Department:  Alexandre Shvartsburg, Chemistry

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $474,870

 

COMPREHENSIVE DIGITAL ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS FOR LEGACY AIRFRAMES AND SUBSYSTEMS

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

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

Sponsor:  National Center for Manufacturing Sciences - NCMS / Department of Defense

Amount:  $9,341,343

 

DISASTER RELIEF GRANT AKA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTEGRATION IN SCHOOL SUPPORT FOR YLINK CONFERENCE

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $7,360

 

INNOVATIVE STATE AND LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH STRATEGIES TO PREVENT AND MANAGE DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE AND STROKE

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $5,000

 

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:  $103,420

 

STATEWIDE RATIONAL SERVICE AREA RFI AND PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $49,346

 

PARENT PEER SUPPORT TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $29,622

 

ESSENTIALS FOR CHILDHOOD INITATIVE - AMENDMENT 1

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $8,500

 

HASKELL COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Satanta District Hospital and Long Term Care

Amount:  $9,500

 

TRAUMA-INFORMED ORGANIZATION PROJECT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Four County Mental Health Center

Amount:  $23,701

 

2022 KLC TEAM MEMBER CONTRACT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Leadership Center

Amount:  $109,743

 

SETTING INITIAL STRATEGIES

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Lindsborg Old Mill & Swedish Heritage Museum

Amount:  $4,241

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Wichita Asian Association

Amount:  $4,752

 

AMERICORPS MEMBER CHILDREN FIRST

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Children First CEO Kansas Inc

Amount:  $21,000

 

AMERICORPSMEMBER WITH LEGACY MINISTRIES

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Legacy Ministries, Inc.

Amount:  $8,000

 

DYSLEXIA AS LANGUAGE POLICY: EXPLORING THE INITIAL IMPLEMENTATION STAGE OF DYSLEXIA INITIATIVES IN WICHITA SCHOOL DISTRICT, KANSAS

PI/Department:  Sun Young Lee, School of Education

Sponsor:  State of Kansas

Amount:  $4,500

 

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. 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: NASA

Title: Space Technology Research Grants Program, Early Stage Innovations Appendix to Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion 2022 (REDDI)

Application Deadline: Notices of Intent strongly encouraged and due May 25, 2022; Full Proposals due June 23, 2022

Purpose: “NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) hereby solicits proposals from accredited U.S. universities for innovative, early-stage space technology research of high priority to NASA’s Mission Directorates.  This Appendix seeks proposals on specific space technologies that are currently at low Technology Readiness Levels (TRL). Investment in innovative low-TRL research increases knowledge and capabilities in response to new questions and requirements, stimulates innovation, and allows more creative solutions to problems constrained by schedule and budget. Moreover, it is investment in fundamental research activities that has historically benefited the Nation on a broader basis, generating new industries and spin-off applications.”  The current five topics are: 1) – Development of Fusion Plasma Direct Energy Conversion Processes for Thrust and Electric Power Production, 2) Development of Deterministic High Bandwidth Onboard Wireless Networks, 3) Improved Methods for Characterization of Blunt-Body Dynamic Stability, 4) Advancing Manufacturing Approaches for Scalable Functionally Graded Materials for Space Applications, and 5) Development of Materials and Manufacturing Processes for High Temperature Radiators. 

Amount: $650,000

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy

Title: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second Life Applications

Application Deadline: Concept Papers due May 31, 2022

Purpose: “The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is issuing, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Projects awarded under this FOA will be funded, in whole or in part, with funds appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), Public Law 117-58, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).  The BIL is a once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure that will grow a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable economy through enhancing U.S. competitiveness in the world, creating good jobs, ensuring stronger access to these economic benefits for disadvantaged communities. The BIL appropriates more than $62 billion to DOE to deliver a more equitable clean energy future for the American people.  The BIL will invest more than $7 billion in the batteries supply chain over the five year period encompassing fiscal years (FYs) 2022 through 2026. This includes sustainable sourcing and processing of the critical minerals used in battery production without new extraction or mining all the way through end-of-life battery collection and recycling. This FOA and any related activities support BIL section 40208. The sections are focused on Electric Drive Vehicle Battery Recycling and Second-Life Program that includes second-life applications for electric drive vehicle batteries that have been used to power electric drive vehicles; and technologies and processes for final recycling and disposal of the electric drive vehicle batteries.”

Amount: $4,000,000-$12,000,000 (NOTE – Cost Share is required.)

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: NSF Convergence Accelerator Phases 1 and 2 for the 2022 Cohort - Tracks H, I, J

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent required by May 31, 2022; Phase 1 Full Proposals due July 20, 2022

Purpose: “The National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator program addresses national-scale societal challenges through use-inspired convergence research. Using a convergence approach and innovation processes like human-centered design, user discovery, and team science and integration of multidisciplinary research, the Convergence Accelerator program seeks to transition basic research and discovery into practice — to solve high-impact societal challenges aligned with specific research themes (tracks).  The NSF Convergence Accelerator Phases 1 and 2 for the 2022 Cohort - Tracks H, I, J solicitation consists of three tracks as follows: Track H: Enhancing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities; Track I: Sustainable Materials for Global Challenges; and Track J: Food & Nutrition Security.”

Amount: $750,000 for Phase 1

 

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

Title: Scholars Program

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two proposals (one medical and one science & engineering), Limited Submission Concept Papers must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by May 31, 2022 at 12 noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  WSU may choose up to four medical and four science & engineering Concept Papers to submit to Keck for consultation. You will be informed if your Concept Paper has been chosen to be reviewed by Keck consultants by June 15, 2022, and you will have a chance to finalize your Concept Papers for Keck consultation review (if selected) by June 30, 2022.  Please email proposals@wichita.edu for a list of requirements for the internal WSU Limited Submission Concept Papers.

Purpose: “The Research Program seeks to benefit humanity by supporting projects in two specific areas: 1) medical research and 2) science and engineering, that are distinctive and novel in their approach, question the prevailing paradigm, or have the potential to break open new territory in their field. Past grants have been awarded to major universities, independent research institutions, and medical schools to support pioneering biological and physical science research and engineering, including the development of promising new technologies, instrumentation or methodologies.” 

Amount: $1,000,000-$2,000,000.

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Understanding and Addressing Misinformation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities (R01 – Clinical Trials Optional)

Application Deadline: May 31, 2022 or November 13, 2022

Purpose: “The purpose of this initiative is to support research that seeks to (1) understand the underlying mechanisms and (2) test interventions to address and mitigate the impact of health-related misinformation and disinformation on health disparities and the populations that experience health disparities.”

Amount: $500,000 in direct costs over five years

 

Funding Agency: Fulbright Scholar Program

Title: Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Purpose: “The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program is a unique Fulbright Scholar Program initiative that is specifically driven by the goals of U.S. institutions of higher education to enhance internationalization efforts on their campuses. Through the S-I-R Program, institutions host a scholar from outside of the United States for a semester or full academic year to teach courses, assist in curriculum development, guest lecture, develop study abroad/exchange partnerships and engage with the campus and the local community.” 

Amount: Fulbright grant benefits are provided directly to the individual Scholar, disbursed by IIE and include round-trip international air travel, a monthly stipend, a monthly allowance for up to two dependents, and initial settling-in and professional allowances. IIE will issue the DS2019 form in support of J-visa sponsorship.

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: ICMR/NIAID/BMGF Clinical Research Fellowship Exchange Program: Participants from USA

Application Deadline: June 1, 2022

Purpose: “The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), have teamed up to provide a fellowship opportunity that will enable clinicians from India and the United States of America (USA) to conduct research in areas of infectious diseases and immunology at an exchange laboratory and other approved facilities.  This fellowship is available to clinicians from the USA interested in a hands-on research experience at a Government of India accredited facility in India.”

Amount: Support in the form of a stipend for living ($3,000 per month up to 3 months), and other expenses as determined by the program sponsors, health insurance supplemental stipend and roundtrip airfare.

 

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

Title: Improving Postpartum Maternal Outcomes for Populations Experiencing Disparities – Cycle 2 2022

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent required by June 1, 2022; If invited, Full Proposals due August 31, 2022

Purpose: “This Targeted PCORI Funding Announcement (Targeted PFA) seeks to fund large randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and/or well-designed observational studies comparing multicomponent strategies to improve early detection of, and timely care for, complications up to six weeks postpartum for groups more often underserved or experiencing the greatest disparities in health outcomes, including Black, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN), Hispanic, rural, and low socioeconomic status (SES) populations.”

Amount: Up to $5 million for smaller studies; up to $15 million for larger studies, over five years

 

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

Title: Health System Strategies to Address Disparities in Hypertension Management and Control – Cycle 2 2022

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent required by June 1, 2022; If invited, Full Proposals due August 31, 2022

Purpose: “The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is seeking to fund high-quality comparative effectiveness research (CER) that compares health system strategies to address disparities in hypertension management and control.”

Amount: Up to $15 million over five years

 

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

Title: Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research – 2022 Standing PFA

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent required by June 1, 2022; If invited, Full Proposals due August 31, 2022

Purpose: “With this PCORI Funding Announcement (PFA), PCORI aims to fund studies that address high-priority methodological gaps in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and clinical comparative effectiveness research (CER).  PCORI seeks to fund projects that address important methodological gaps and lead to improvements in the strength and quality of evidence generated by PCOR/CER studies. For the 2022 Methods PFA, PCORI has identified the following areas as programmatic priorities: 1) Methods to Improve the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Clinical Research; 2) Methods to Improve Study Design; 3) Methods to Support Data Research Networks; 4) Methods Related to Ethical and Human Subjects Protections Issues in PCOR/CER.”

Amount: $750,000 over three years

 

Funding Agency: The Retirement Research Foundation

Title: Supporting Organizations Committed to Elevating the Value of Older People

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent required by June 1, 2022; If invited, Full Proposals due August 1, 2022

Purpose: “RRF Foundation for Aging focuses on improving the quality of life for older people. In an effort to strengthen the Foundation’s impact, RRF has established Priority Areas. These Priority Areas are specific topics in aging that will be given higher priority within the Foundation’s grantmaking program.  Priority Areas include: 1) Caregiving, 2) Economic Security in Later Life, 3) Housing, 4) Social and Intergenerational Connectedness, 5) Organizational Capacity Building, and 6) Other Promising Projects.”

Amount: $100,000 - $250,000

 

Funding Agency: Kendal Charitable Funds

Title: 2022 Promising Innovations Request for Proposals

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent required by June 10, 2022

Purpose: “The 2022 grant program topic will focus on the national workforce shortages that are straining the U.S. healthcare system, specifically the shortage of skilled workers in the fields of elderly care.  Kendal Charitable Funds is seeking proposals that address two or more of the identified immediate needs, through creative, innovative, and replicable strategies and/or programs in the senior living industry and/or related services field that: 1) Retain members of the current workforce through positive work experiences, 2) Recruits and nurtures new members of the senior living workforce, 3) Builds future employment opportunities and career pathways or 4) Promotes positive images of employment opportunities and careers in senior living.”

Amount: Up to $50,000 over two years

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Title: Short-term Mentored Career Enhancement Award in Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research for Mid-Career and Senior Investigators (K18- Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: June 12, 2022 or October 12, 2022 

Purpose: “The goal of the NIDCR Career Enhancement Award (K18) is to support mentored research experiences for established investigators who either wish to expand or augment their dental, oral, or craniofacial (DOC) research program, or to redirect their research by incorporating DOC research into their research program to advance fundamental knowledge about dental, oral, and craniofacial health and disease.”

Amount: NIH will contribute $25,000 per year toward the research development costs of the award recipient, which must be justified and consistent with the stage of development of the candidate and the proportion of time to be spent in research or career development activities.

 

Funding Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Title: FY 2022 Office of Justice Programs Community Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Initiative

Application Deadline: Grants.gov deadline June 16, 2022; Just Grants deadline June 21, 2022. 

Purpose: “Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance seeks applications for funding to prevent and reduce violent crime in communities by supporting comprehensive, evidence-based violence intervention and prevention programs, including efforts to address gang and gun violence, based on partnerships among community residents, local government agencies, victim service providers, community-based organizations, law enforcement, hospitals, researchers, and other community stakeholders.”

Amount: Depends on Category

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

Title: NIDCR Small Research Grants for Oral Health Data Analysis and Statistical Methodology Development (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: June 16, 2022 or October 16, 2022 

Purpose: “The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to support meritorious research projects that involve secondary data analyses of existing oral or craniofacial database resources, or that develop needed statistical methodology for analyzing existing dental, oral or craniofacial databases.”

Amount: $100,000 in direct costs per year, over two years

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: June 16, 2022 or October 16, 2022 

Purpose: “The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support studies that will identify, develop, and/or test strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, practices, programs, tools, treatments, guidelines, and policies. Studies that promote equitable dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions among underrepresented communities are encouraged. Conversely, there is a benefit in understanding circumstances that create a need to stop or reduce (“de-implement”) the use of practices that are ineffective, unproven, low-value, or harmful. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged. Applications that focus on re-implementation of evidence-based health services (e.g. cancer screening) that may have dropped off amidst the ongoing COVID pandemic are encouraged.”

Amount: The combined budget for direct costs for the two-year project period may not exceed $275,000. No more than $200,000 may be requested in a single year. The maximum project period is two years.

 

Funding Agency: Department of Defense: Army

Title: DoD Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program (PRARP), Investigator- Initiated Research Award

Application Deadline: Mandatory Pre-Application due June 17, 2022 

Purpose: “The PRARP was initiated in FY11 to address the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) as they pertain to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and AD-related dementias (ADRD). The PRARP prioritizes research that will provide meaningful outcomes to support caregivers and persons with AD and ADRD, with a focus on partnership with those most impacted by these conditions. In addition, the PRARP strongly advocates for study population diversity, including but not limited to ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and health access factors. In addition to a focus on individual and care support, the PRARP seeks to support research focusing on the intersection of TBI-AD/ADRD, including understanding mechanisms, biomarkers, and risk factors associated with Veteran populations. The PRARP is interested in supporting research leading to treatment modalities that have near-term benefit.”

Amount: $750,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Disaster Resilience Research Grants (DRRG)

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent required by June 20, 2022; Full Proposals due August 19, 2022

Purpose: “With this joint solicitation, the NSF and the U.S Department of Commerce (DOC) National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) call for proposals for research to advance fundamental understanding of disaster resilience in support of improved, science-based planning, policy, decisions, design, codes, and standards.”

Amount: $200,000-$400,000

 

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

Title: Open Competition PFA: Implementation of Findings from PCORI’s Research Investments – Cycle 2 2022

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent required by June 21, 2022; If invited, Full Proposals due August 31, 2022

Purpose: “An open competition PFA seeks to fund large-scale projects that promote the uptake of peer-reviewed findings from specific, high-priority PCORI-funded research topics. PCORI has identified four areas of focus under this PFA:  1) Antibiotic use, 2) Obesity treatment, 3) Posttraumatic stress disorder, 4) Urinary incontinence.”

Amount: Up $2.5 million over three years

 

Funding Agency: Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Title: Career Pathways Secondary Data Analysis Grant

Application Deadline: June 27, 2022

Purpose: “ACF plans to fund Career Pathways Secondary Data Analysis Grants to support secondary analysis of data collected to rigorously evaluate a collection of career pathways programs. Career pathways programs provide post-secondary education and training organized as a series of manageable steps leading to successively higher credentials and employment opportunities in growing occupations. Programs also provide financial, academic, and non-academic support to help primarily non-traditional students with low incomes enroll and persist in education.”

Amount: $75,000

 

Funding Agency: Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Title: Employer Engagement Program

Application Deadline: June 27, 2022

Purpose: “The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for the ORR Employer Engagement Program. Through the Employer Engagement Program, ORR will provide funding to strengthen employer engagement in the integration and self-sufficiency of eligible Afghan entrants within the community. Programs will enter into formal partnerships with employers to develop training curricula, provide career counseling, and strengthen opportunities for workplace-based training, apprenticeships, and internships. Programs will share costs of workplace instructors and will supply liaisons to design work-oriented language and training curricula, schedule and announce services, and coordinate with employment case managers for referral and enrollment to support career advancement. Employer partnerships will also include longer-term individual investment opportunities by sponsoring and covering the costs of vocational certification, recertification, and/or longer-term educational degrees.”

Amount: $900,000

 

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

Title: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two Track 1 proposals and one Track 2 proposal, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by June 30, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by August 15, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by January 19, 2023.

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

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

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy

Title: Fellowship opportunity at the Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Programs Office

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022

Purpose: “The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program is designed to provide opportunities to participate in programs, projects, and activities within the Loan Programs Office (LPO). The STP Program provides an opportunity for highly talented engineers; sustainability, legal, finance professionals, entrepreneurs; and physical, natural, and social scientists to participate in projects at DOE's Loan Programs Office (LPO) in Washington, DC.  The LPO seeks to develop future leaders in advanced energy technology and energy project finance. Participants selected for this opportunity will be involved in projects in the Technical and Project Management Division (TMPD) within LPO.”

Amount: Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by LPO. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. LPO may authorize a stipend increase to offset the costs of health insurance. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance plans offered through ORISE.  A relocation allowance may be provided for participants relocating to the Washington, D.C.  Participants may receive reimbursement for training and/or travel as approved by LPO.

 

Funding Agency: Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Title: U.S. Navy Fiscal Year 2023 Young Investigator Program

Application Deadline: July 1, 2022, November 1, 2022 and March 1, 2023

Purpose: “The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for its Young Investigator Program (YIP). ONR's Young Investigator Program seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment, who have received their PhD or equivalent degree on or after 01 January 2015, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. The objectives of this program are to attract outstanding faculty members of Institutions of Higher Education (hereafter also called "universities") to the Department of the Navy's Science and Technology (S&T) research program, to support their research, and to encourage their teaching and research careers. Proposals addressing research areas that are of interest to ONR Program Officers will be considered. Contact information for each division (a subgroup of an S&T Department) is also listed within the S&T section of the website.  Applicants are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to contact the appropriate Program Officer who is the point of contact for a specific technical area to discuss their research ideas before submitting a proposal.”

Amount: Typical awards are $510,000 over a 36-month period of performance.

 

Funding Agency: Paralyzed Veterans of America Research Foundation

Title: PVA Research Foundation Grants

Application Deadline: July 1, 2022

Purpose: “The Research Foundation is focused on funding projects grounded in basic laboratory science and the education of scientists working on breakthroughs directed toward a cure for paralysis, secondary health effects and technologies associated with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D).  These projects should be designed to find better treatments and cures for paralysis and support efforts to improve the quality of life of individuals with SCI/D until improved clinical treatments, technologies or cures are discovered, as well as to train post-doctoral fellow investigators and encourage them to specialize in the area of spinal cord research.” 

Amount: Basic Science Grants funded up to $150,000 for 2 years, Clinical Applications Grants funded up to $150,000 for 2 years, Design and Development/Assistive Technology Grants funded up to $150,000 for 2 years, and Post-doctoral Fellowships Grants funded up to $100,000 for 2 years.

 

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

Title: Research Grants

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due July 1, 2022

Purpose: “NIHCM Foundation wishes to support innovative investigator-initiated 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 or equity. Studies involving direct patient care or clinical, bench-science research are not relevant for this solicitation.” 

Amount: Varies, see website for previous awards

 

Funding Agency: NASA

Title: ORAU NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowships

Application Deadline: July 1, 2022

Purpose: “The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) offers a unique and inspiring environment for Fellows to conduct world-class research with leading scientists across the United States. The diverse scientific and technological fellowships offered at NASA are one-of-a-kind educational experiences that prepare future leaders for NASA and the academic community.

NPP Fellows are selected through a competitive peer review process, and complete one- to three-year appointments that advance research across NASA’s space and Earth science missions. The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) consists of two components—the NASA Postdoctoral Research Program and the NASA Postdoctoral Management Program. As the NPP is a resident program, Fellows are located at a NASA Center, NASA Headquarters, or at a NASA-affiliated research institute during the appointment.”

Amount: Stipend rates for these NASA postdoctoral fellows currently start at $63,000 per year. Supplements are provided for higher cost-of-living areas and certain academic specialties.  The stipend amount for a senior postdoctoral fellow is based on the location of the appointment, experience (number of years beyond the doctoral degree) and career achievement, including academic rank and professional title. Available benefits include health insurance supplements, professional development resources, a research allowance up to $10,000 per year and relocation reimbursement.

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Title: Grants for Arts Projects: Visual Arts

Application Deadline: July 7, 2022

Purpose: “The NEA is committed to supporting visual arts activity—painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, drawing, craft, and public art—that demonstrates exceptional aesthetic investigation and meaningful community engagement. Specifically, the NEA is interested in supporting contemporary artists and the projects they undertake, such as exhibitions, residencies, publications, commissions, public art works, conservation, documentation, services to the field, and public programs. The NEA is committed to encouraging individual artistic development, experimentation, and dialogue between artists and the public.” 

Amount: Matching Grants of $10,000 - $100,000

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Title: Grants for Arts Projects: Museums

Application Deadline: July 7, 2022

Purpose: “The NEA is committed to supporting museum activity that demonstrates exceptional aesthetic investigation and meaningful community engagement. Specifically, the NEA assists museums through the support of exhibitions, care of collections, conservation, commissions, public art works, community engagement, education activities, and other museum work. Museum projects funded by the NEA demonstrate artistic excellence and artistic merit in and across a variety of mediums, movements, eras, and cultures.” 

Amount: Matching Grants of $10,000 - $100,000

 

Funding Agency: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Title: Reducing Maternal Deaths Due to Substance Use Disorder

Application Deadline: July 11, 2022

Purpose: “This initiative addresses the intersection of three HHS Priority areas: maternal health; mental health; and substance use disorder. The development and evaluation of such interventions align with OWH's work on disease prevention and health promotion for issues of particular concern to women throughout their lifespan.” 

Amount: $300,000

 

Funding Agency: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS): Office of Assistant Secretary for Health: Office on Women’s Health

Title: Addressing Eating Disorders in Adolescent Girls and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Application Deadline: July 15, 2022

Purpose: “This notice solicits applications to fund up to three (3) projects focusing on adolescent girls at risk for eating disorders exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each project will identify, develop, and implement an evidence-based intervention(s) aimed at detecting and preventing eating disorders.” 

Amount: Up to $500,000

 

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

Title: Summer Stipends

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two nominations, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by July 15, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by August 12, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by September 21, 2022. 

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 1) Providing small awards to individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both, and 2) Supporting projects at any stage of development, but especially early-stage research and late-stage writing in which small awards are most effective.” 

Amount: $6,000

 

***LIMITED*** Funding Agency: Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Title: FY22 Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) – Capacity Building (CB)

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one proposal, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by July 15, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by August 5, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by September 19, 2022. 

Purpose: “The aim of DEPSCoR – Capacity Building is to improve the research capabilities at institutions of higher education (IHE) in eligible States/Territories to perform competitive basic research in science and engineering that is relevant to the DoD mission and reflect national security priorities.” 

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

 

Funding Agency: The Sumners Foundation

Title: Sumners Foundation Grants

Application Deadline: August 1, 2022

Purpose: “Working through qualified, tax-exempt organizations, the Foundation seeks to reach, educate, and motivate the general public and the current and future leaders of American society on the science of self-government. The specific efforts of the  Foundation include support for: 1) Programs and activities that provide personal involvement in the political process and functions of government, such as democracy reform, mock trials, civic engagement programs, and mock legislative sessions, as well as conferences and seminars on relevant public policy issues, 2) Teacher training on the founding documents and/or democratic principles, 3) Programs and academic contests on American democratic self-government targeting youth, educators, young professionals, and other societal leaders, 4) Other programs and activities that, in the opinion of the trustees, meet the obligations of the Foundation's statement of purpose.”

Amount: Varies – see website for recent awards

 

Funding Agency: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Title: Beckman Young Investigator Program

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due August 1, 2022; if invited, Full Proposals will be due January 16, 2023. 

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: Up to $600,000 over four years

 

Funding Agency: Adobe Research

Title: Data Science Research Awards

Application Deadline: August 12, 2022

Purpose: “Every year, Adobe funds a university faculty research program to promote the understanding and use of data science in the area of marketing. Our goal is to encourage both the theoretical and empirical development of solutions to problems in marketing.” 

Amount: $50,000

 

Funding Agency: The Eppley Foundation for Research  

Title: Advanced Scientific Research Grants

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due September 15, 2022; If invited, Full Proposals due October 15, 2022

Purpose: “The Eppley Foundation for Research was incorporated in 1947 for the purpose of “increasing knowledge in pure or applied science…in chemistry, physics and biology through study, research and publication.”   The Foundation does not support work in the social sciences, education or computer science, and only rarely funds research into diseases that have considerable financial support available, such as AIDS, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Particular areas of interest include innovative medical investigations, climate change, whole ecosystem studies, as well as research on single species if they are of particular significance in their environments, in the U.S. and abroad.” 

Amount: The Eppley Foundation for Research is a small, family foundation that disburses up to $460,000 a year.

 

Funding Agency: Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Title: FY22 Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) Research Collaboration (RC)

Application Deadline: Required White Paper due September 19, 2022; Full Proposal (if invited) due February 21, 2023. 

Purpose: “DEPSCoR's objectives are to: (1) increase the number of university researchers in eligible States/Territories capable of performing science and engineering (S&E research responsive to the needs of the DoD; and (2) enhance the capabilities of institutions of higher education (IHE) in eligible States/Territories to develop, plan, and execute (S&E) research that is relevant to the mission of the DoD, and competitive under the peer-review systems used for awarding Federal research assistance; (3) increase the probability of long-term growth in the competitively awarded financial assistance that IHE in eligible States receive from the Federal Government for S&E research.  This funding opportunity aims to create basic research collaborations between a pair of researchers, namely 1) Applicant/Principal Investigator (PI), henceforth referred to as Applicant, a full-time faculty member who has never served as a PI on a prior DoD directly funded research Prime award and 2) Collaborator/co-Principal Investigator (co-PI), henceforth referred to as Collaborator, an investigator who will provide mentorship to the Applicant and has served as a PI on a DoD directly funded research Prime award actively between 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2022. This structure is aimed at introducing potential applicants to the DoD’s unique research challenges and its supportive research ecosystem.” 

Amount: $600,000 over three years

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Policy and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias (ADRD) Healthcare Disparities: Access, Utilization, and Quality (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: October 20, 2022 

Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Research Project Grant (R01) applications for projects designed to exploit variations (e.g., geographic, temporal) in social and health care policies to employ experimental, quasi-experimental, or other innovative approaches to uncover mechanisms driving disparities in care (i.e., access, utilization, and quality) for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD).” 

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

 

*** LIMITED *** The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Title: 2022 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one nomination, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by November 9, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by December 7, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by February 1, 2023.

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: Research Grant of $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 1-15, 2022

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2022

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – Sept & Oct - varies based on discipline

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

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 16, 2022

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Linguistics – Jan 15 and Jul 15 annually

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 5, 2022

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – Aug 25, 2022

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Nov & Dec – varies by topic

Science of Learning & Augmented Intelligence – Jul 13, 2022

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – Sept 30, 2022

Security and Preparedness – Jan 15 and Aug 15 annually

Smart & Connected Communities – proposals accepted anytime

Social Psychology – Jan 15 and Jul 15 annually

Sociology – Jan 15 and Aug 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) – accepted anytime

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) – accepted anytime

Computer Science for All (CS for All) – Feb 8, 2023

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

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

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

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program – accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

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

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Sep 14, 2022

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program – Aug 2, 2022

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jul 13, 2022

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 30, 2022

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

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

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

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

Introduction to the WSU Office of Research Workshops

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

See the list of upcoming workshops and sign up to attend

 


 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Cultural Anthropology Program Funding Opportunities Webinars: May 23, 2022 and July 13, 2022

The Cultural Anthropology Program supports research aimed at understanding patterns, causes, and consequences of human social and cultural variation. They have opportunities for undergraduate and doctoral students, as well as for senior researchers via a variety of submission types that they will introduce during two webinars on May 23 and July 13 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.  Researchers, administrative staff and others in the social, behavioral and economic sciences community are encouraged to attend. Featured speakers include NSF program directors Jeffrey Mantz, Siobhán Mattison and Jeremy Koster. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions during live Q&A sessions as part of each webinar.

Register for NSF Cultural Anthropology Program Funding Webinars

 


 

Department of Education Virtual Summit: Recovery to Thriving: Supporting Mental Health & Students with Disabilities: May 23, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education announced plans for a first-of-its-kind virtual summit, Recovery to Thriving: Supporting Mental Health & Students with Disabilities, to highlight steps schools, colleges and communities can take to support students with disabilities and students with mental health needs.

Read More & Register for U.S. Department of Education Virtual Summit

 


 

Grants Office Webinar on Funding to Expand Digital Access for Education and Government Agencies: May 24, 2022

Join Grants Office, HP, and Microsoft as they review the funding landscape and solutions for connectivity projects. They’ll cover new programs from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, how to utilize remaining stimulus funds, and other federal grants available for education and government applicants. If your digital access project needs funding, you won’t want to miss this event!

Register for Grants Office Webinar on Funding to Expand Digital Access

 


 

Hanover Research Grants Workshops: May 26, June 30, 2022

Hanover Research is offering a series of webinars on a variety of topics “designed to help grant-seekers to develop their skills and plan for upcoming competitions.” The webinar on May 26, 2022 is titled “Transitioning from Single- to Multi-Investigator Grants” and the webinar on June 30, 2022 is titled “Engaging Undergraduate Students in Research.” 

Register Now for May 26, 2022 Hanover Research Webinar

 


 

National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Workshop: Submission Logistics: May 26, 2022

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. Multiple Workshops will be held during the month of May. 

NSF CAREER Proposal Submission Logistics Webinar: May 26, 2022

 


 

National Science Foundation (NSF) “From the Sources’ Mouth” Webinar: America’s Seed Fund: NSF SBIR Program: May 26, 2022

Don’t miss your chance to hear directly from National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Program Director and Policy Liaison, Ben Schrag.  Known as America’s Seed Fund, NSF has helped startups and small businesses transform their ideas into marketable products and services. Focusing on high-risk, high-impact technologies — those that show promise but whose success hasn’t yet been validated — and each year, they award $200 million in funding to entrepreneurs across the country. Join this overview of the NSF SBIR program and learn, from the source, what technologies they are looking for and what’s needed to submit a successful proposal. Following the presentation there will be ample Q&A time with the presenter. The session is ideal for technology-based entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses familiar with the SBIR/STTR programs who want to learn more.

NSF SBIR Program Webinar Registration

 


 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) 2022 User Meeting – Register by June 2, 2022; Meeting will be August 8-11, 2022

The CNMS and the User Executive Committee (UEC) are pleased to announce the 2022 CNMS User Meeting will be held online from August 8-11, 2022. Please join us virtually for the opportunity to highlight research areas and exchange ideas -- bringing together leading researchers, junior scientists, postdocs, and students.  Registration is available at no cost but is required by June 2 in order to receive links to the meeting.

Register Now for CNMS 2022 User Meeting

 


 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Virtual Grants Conference: June 6-10, 2022

The 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 provide up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and answer attendee questions.

Register Now for Spring 2022 NSF Grants Conference

 


 

William T. Grant Foundation: Webinar: What is Sociology’s Role in Responding to Inequality?  Four New Critiques: June 8, 2022

The recent special collection of Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World began with a question: “If research is to make a difference in reducing inequality… how?”  Offering new perspectives on ways that sociology can drive action and address large-scale social change, a new set of commentaries on the special collection outlines potential strategies including remaking research tools, incorporating theory and social-political contexts, learning from scholarship across disciplines and policy areas, and building a social science of radical reform.  Join the William T. Grant Foundation for a webinar on June 8th, where we’ll be joined by special collection authors and commentary writers to consider the state of the field and identify ways for sociology to move from understanding the problem of inequality to illuminating responses.

Register for William T. Grant Foundation Webinar

 


 

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA): FY 2023 Grants for Arts Projects Media Arts Applicant Q&A: June 13, 2022

Join NEA Media Arts staff for an informal virtual Q&A session at 2:00 pm CST to answer questions about submitting a competitive Grants for Arts Projects application. 

NEA Q&A Applicant Session Registration

 


 

National Academies Gulf Research Program Film Premiere and Webinar: In Times of Crisis – Stories from the Gulf of Mexico: June 14, 2022

The Gulf Research Program’s Board on Gulf Education and Engagement and The Policy and Global Affairs Division’s Board on Higher Education and Workforce are pleased to present the In Times of Crisis: Stories from the Gulf of Mexico Film Premiere and Webinar. This event will feature three short films demonstrating how colleges and universities are working with communities in the Gulf of Mexico region to prepare for and recover from various crises. 

Register for In Times of Crisis - Stories from the Gulf of Mexico

 


 

University of Oklahoma Supercomputing Center for Education and Research (OU OSCER): Virtual Residency Workshop 2022: June 27-July 1, 2022

The workshop will be available onsite in person and remote via zoom videoconferencing.  Attend to learn how to use advanced computing, help others to use research community and/or to meet a community of fellow research computing facilitators. 

OU OSCER website and Registration link for 2022 Virtual Residency Workshop

 


 

Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army Webinars on “Waters of the United States” Regional Roundtables

EPA and the Army announced stakeholder engagement opportunities, including the agencies’ intent to host ten regionally focused roundtables. Each roundtable will allow stakeholders to engage and discuss their experiences with implementing the definition of "waters of the United States," including challenges and opportunities within their geographic areas. The roundtables will also provide an opportunity for the participants to discuss geographic similarities and differences, particular water resources that are characteristic of or unique to each region, and regionally specific feedback about implementation.  On February 24, 2022, the agencies announced the selection of ten roundtables that highlight geographic differences and a range of perspectives—including agriculture, conservation groups, developers, drinking water and wastewater managers, environmental organizations, communities with environmental justice concerns, industry, Tribal nations, and state and local governments. For more information on the organizations and entities that are anticipated to participate in the roundtables, see Waters of the United States Roundtables (pdf). These roundtables will be livestreamed, and a recording of the roundtable will be made available shortly thereafter.  Note – Kansas Livestock Association roundtable will be June 6, 2022.

Watch Regional Roundtables regarding Waters of the United States

 


 

National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation Webinars and Infographics on Climate, Environmental Health, Mental Health

Climate change and the coronavirus pandemic have shown us the harm we have caused. We must invest in our planet not just because we care about the natural world, but because this is our home and it directly affects health and well-being for us and future generations. These resources offer solutions for protecting at-risk populations and prioritizing environmental health. 

NIHCM Resources and Earth Day 2022 Article with Infographic and Webinar links

 


 

XSEDE Courses

Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is a virtual collaboration funded by the National Science Foundation that facilitates free, customized access to advanced digital resources, consulting, training, and mentorship. XSEDE helps the nation's most creative minds discover breakthroughs and solutions for some of the world's greatest scientific challenges. Upcoming events include “Writing a XSEDE Research Proposal” on June 14, 2022. 

Check for upcoming courses on the XSEDE Course Calendar

 

 

June 2022

Congratulations to those who received grants in May!  Thanks to all of your talents and hard work, the WSU Academic Affairs-led research has submitted proposals budgeting a total of $80,114,089, received $35,030,631 in awards, and produced $3,179,944 in F&A for FY2022 as of 31 May 2022.  Good luck to all of you in your research efforts over the next month.  

Coleen Pugh, Vice Provost for Research

 

AWARDS

BARBER COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC AGENDA PROPOSAL

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

Sponsor:  Barber County, KS

Amount:  $3,800

 

BUTLER COUNTY COMPENSATION STUDY PROPOSAL

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

Sponsor:  Butler County

Amount:  $12,796

 

CITY CLERK EDUCATION

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

Sponsor:  City Clerks and Municipal Financial Officers Association

Amount:  $45,733

 

CITY CLERKS & MUNICIPAL FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION CURRICULUM UPDATE

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

Sponsor:  City Clerks and Municipal Financial Officers Association

Amount:  $4,500

 

CITY OF ARKANSAS STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREAT PROPOSAL

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

Sponsor:  City of Arkansas City

Amount:  $2,700

 

CITY OF MOUNDRIDGE STRATEGIC PLAN PROPOSAL

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

Sponsor:  City of Moundridge

Amount:  $6,300

 

COMMUNITY NAVIGATOR PROGRAM

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

Sponsor:  WSU Foundation / U.S. Department of Treasury

Amount:  $441,260

 

DEI TRAINING PROPOSAL

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

Sponsor:  Thrive Allen County, Inc.

Amount:  $2,800

 

EDUCATION, STRATEGIC PLANNING PROPOSAL

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

Sponsor:  Exploration Place, Inc.

Amount:  $5,250

 

MISSION TOWNSHIP COMPENSATION STUDY

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

Sponsor:  Mission Township of Shawnee County

Amount:  $3,400

 

OAKLAWN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND STRATEGIC PLANNING PROPOSAL

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

Sponsor:  Derby Recreation Commission

Amount:  $18,750

 

STERLING REPORT

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

Sponsor:  City of Sterling

Amount:  $600

 

GRAPHIC NARRATIVE ACCESSIBILITY: ENCODING IMAGES FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED (AND SIGHTED) READERS AND RESEARCHERS

PI/Department:  Darren DeFrain, English

Sponsor:  Natl Endowment for the Humanities

Amount:  $99,915

 

VIZLING PROJECT APP

PI/Department:  Darren DeFrain, English

Sponsor:  Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Amount:  $232,898

 

“AMERICA AMPLIFIED – PHASE 2” SUB-GRANT AGREEMENT

PI/Department:  Jessica Hanzlicek-Treadwell, KMUW

Sponsor:  Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media, Inc. / Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Amount:  $20,000

 

RII TRACK 1:  MICROBIOMES OF AQUATIC, PLANT AND SOIL SYSTEMS (MAPS) MEDIATING SUSTAINABILITY

PI/Department:  Gregory Houseman, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  Univ of Kansas Ctr – Research, Inc.

Amount:  $9,000

 

TRIG: TWO-STAGE RAPID INTEGRAL GEOLOCATION FROM SINGLE SATELLITE FOR SPACE-BASED EMI (SBIR PHASE I)

PI/Department:  Hyuck Kwon, Electrical & Computer Engr

Co-PI/Department: Yanwu Ding, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Intelligent Fusion Technology, Inc. / Air Force Research Laboratory

Amount:  $50,000

 

EAGER DCL: SATC: ENABLING INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION:  STUDYING SOCIAL ENGINEERING ATTACKS TARGETING VULNERABLE REFUGEE POPULATIONS

PI/Department:  Mythili Menon, English

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $296,470

 

GBAO RECRUITMENT

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  GBAO Strategies

Amount:  $2,200

 

MOCK TRIAL - AGEVSHI2

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,000

 

MOCK TRIAL - BENVPEA

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,000

 

MOCK TRIAL - DULVNOR 

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,000

 

MOCK TRIAL - HAVVMSC

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,000

 

MOCK TRIAL  HAVVMSCFG2

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $2,000

 

MOCK TRIAL - INREPCC

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,500

 

MOCK TRIAL - INREZOS

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,500

 

MOCK TRIAL - MCMVAMA

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,500

 

MOCK TRIAL - RIMVORA FG4

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $10,000

 

MOCK TRIAL - STAVNIK

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,000

 

MOCK TRIAL - UNIVHUA FG2

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $10,000

 

MOCK TRIAL - UNIVSUL

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,500

 

MOCK TRIAL AUGE MT2

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,000

 

MOCK TRIAL GOFVPAC

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,500

 

MOCK TRIAL TDVSTA

PI/Department:  Lisa Parcell, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $3,500

 

HYBRID SUPPORT II

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

Sponsor:  Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Amount:  $31,623

 

HI-RATE COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING (HICAM)

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

Co-PI/Department: Isaac Schmitz, NIAR - ATLAS Lab

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $134,838

 

TEST PANELS AND POST TEST ANALYSIS

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

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $160,920

 

TEST PANELS AND POST TEST ANALYSIS

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

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $437,166

 

TOOL TO PREDICT TRANSIENT SPATIAL-TEMPORAL BOUNDARY CONDITIONS FOR PROCESSING AUTOCLAVE-CURED COMPOSITE PARTS (SBIR PHASE I)

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

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

Sponsor:  Global Engineering & Materials, Inc. / Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)

Amount:  $10,500

 

COMPOSITES MATERIALS HANDBOOK (CMH-17)

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

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

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:  $100,000

 

TESTING SERVICES IN SUPPORT OF A2849 PEKK ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR F-35 ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS

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

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Technology International / US Navy

Amount:  $13,218

 

XPONENTIAL UAS CONFERENCE 2022 - EXHIBIT MODIFICATION SERVICES

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Strategic Initiatives Aerospace

Co-PI/Department: Debra Franklin, Strategic Initiatives

Sponsor:  Department of Transportation - Kansas

Amount:  $75,000

 

ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT OF GRANT AND CONTRACT PROCESS IMPROVEMENT AND CAPACITY BUILDING PLAN

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Department for Children & Families

Amount:  $9,300

 

CLPPP PROVIDER NEEDS ASSESSMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $13,500

 

CORE SIPP - COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN (AMENDMENT 1)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $5,000

 

COVID RESPONSE ELC SUPPORT FOR LHD EHR IMPLEMENTATION (AMENDMENT 1)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $173,851

 

COVID RESPONSE ELC SUPPORT FY22-FY23 (AMENDMENT 1)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $164,855

 

KANSAS CHW EDUCATION, SUCCESS STORIES AND SYMPOSIUM (AMENDMENT 1) 

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  United Methodist Health Ministry Fund

Amount:  $11,000

 

KANSAS CONNECTING COMMUNITIES (AMENDMENT 2) 

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $12,500

 

WEST WICHITA GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION SURVEY ANALYSIS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $21,760

 

ZERO SUICIDE MINI-GRANT

PI/Department:  Marci Young, Counseling & Testing Center

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment - Kansas / Substance Abuse-Mntl Health Srv Adm

Amount:  $4,999

 

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: American Diabetes Association

Title: Innovative Transformational Research to Reduce Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity in Diabetes

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due June 27, 2022; if invited, full proposals due August 29, 2022

Purpose: “The American Diabetes Association is soliciting research to provide critical funding toward transformational and translatable research to enhance minority health and reduce health disparities to improve the lives of people living with diabetes and its complications. For this funding opportunity, attention must focus on, and all hypotheses should reflect, the impact of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, health care access, and/or other direct factors that underlie diabetes health disparities and describe how results will transform assessment and treatment of underserved groups and address significantly improved outcomes in diabetes or its complications. We encourage formative research, intervention development, and/or pilot-testing of interventions.”

Amount: $200,000 per year

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Title: Transfer of Graphene for Graphene-based Devices Grant Program

Application Deadline: June 28, 2022

Purpose: “The NIST Transfer of Graphene for Graphene-based Devices Grant Program is seeking applications from eligible applicants for research activities to determine effective and efficient methods of transferring graphene grown on SiC (secondarily copper or other chemical vapor deposition (CVD) substrates) to target substrates that are required in many graphene-based devices, especially for high-end applications. The characterization of graphene on said target substrates is necessary and will be used to determine the quality of the resulting graphene. Characterization techniques may include but are not limited to optical microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy, SEM, TEM, AFM, and Raman spectroscopy. Quantifying and minimizing defects induced during the transfer is critical to device performance. The electronic, photonic, and other properties of transferred graphene are also of interest. The program’s primary goal is for the recipient to develop and publish a methodology for transferring large-area and high-quality graphene with high reproducibility and scalability to enable commercialization of graphene devices.”

Amount: $150,000 for one year

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) – Office of Science

Title: Reaching a New Energy Sciences Workforce (RENEW) - Earth and Environmental Systems

Application Deadline: Required Pre-Application due June 29, 2022; If encouraged, Full Applications due August 24, 2022

Purpose: “The DOE Office of Science program in Biological and Environmental Research hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for RENEW grants that will target building capacity in climate and environmental science-relevant programs, particularly at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and minority-serving institutions (MSIs). Funding may be requested to support experiential training, mentoring, and institutional capacity building activities in partnership with DOE national laboratory Scientific Focus Areas (SFAs) supported within BER’s Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division (EESSD).”

Amount: $300,000-$800,000

 

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

Title: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two Track 1 proposals and one Track 2 proposal, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by June 30, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by August 15, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by January 19, 2023.

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

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

 

Funding Agency: NVIDIA

Title: NVIDIA Academic Hardware Grant Program

Application Deadline: July 1, 2022

Purpose: “Hardware offered through the Academic Hardware Grant Program may include Jetson Developer kits, BlueField Data Processing Units (DPUs), Clara AGX Developer Kits, and NVIDIA GPUs for server and or workstation. Consult the Certified Systems Catalog https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/data-center/data-center-gpus/qualified-system-catalog/ to ensure your existing infrastructure will be able to support the requested hardware.   In addition, allocations on NVIDIA’s compute platforms or credits redeemable with 3rd party platforms may be offered.  Cash funding, GeForce graphics cards and DGX systems are not available through this program.”

Amount: In-Kind Hardware

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Human Networks and Data Science (HNDS) – Core Research

Application Deadline: July 14, 2022

Purpose: “Human Networks and Data Science – Core Research (HNDS-R). Core research proposals will advance theory in a core Social, Behavioral and Economic (SBE) discipline by the application of data and network science methods.  This includes the leveraging of large data sets with diverse spatio-temporal scales of measurement and linked qualitative and quantitative approaches, as well as multi-scale, multi-level network data and techniques of network analysis.  Supported projects are expected to yield results that will enhance, expand, and transform theory and methods, and that generate novel understandings of human behavior – particularly understandings that can improve the outcomes of significant societal opportunities and challenges.  HNDS-R encourages core research proposals that make innovative use of NSF-supported data networks, data bases, centers, and other forms of scientific infrastructure including those developed by HNDS-I (formerly RIDIR) projects.”

Amount: HNDS-R anticipates funding from 5 to 20 core research projects, including up to $1.2 million for larger projects with convergent research teams.

 

Funding Agency: Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

Title: Community-Driven Approaches to Address Factors Contributing to Structural Racism in Public Health

Application Deadline: July 15, 2022 

Purpose: “The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) invite applications for projects to address policy factors contributing to structural racism in public health. The purpose of the initiative is to support development and implementation of new policies and innovative practices to address policies that may create or perpetuate health disparities and may contribute to structural racism.” 

Amount: $300,000-$500,000

 

Funding Agency: Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

Title: Promoting Equitable Access to Language Services in Health and Human Services

Application Deadline: July 15, 2022 

Purpose: “This notice solicits applications from public and non-profit private entities to be demonstration sites that identify and implement innovative strategies to enhance language access services through: (1) policy development and implementation; (2) technology utilization; (3) education for individuals with LEP; and (4) education for providers, including medical support staff.”  Note, a webinar about this opportunity will be held June 24, 2022.

Amount: $300,000-$375,000

 

Funding Agency: Glaucoma Research Foundation

Title: Shaffer Grants for Innovative Glaucoma Research

Application Deadline: Preliminary Proposals due July 15, 2022 

Purpose: “Shaffer Grants for Innovative Glaucoma Research are $50,000, one-year grants awarded ​to scientists and clinicians to fund projects that support new high-impact clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research based on our strategic research goals.”

Amount: $50,000

 

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

Title: Summer Stipends

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two nominations, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by July 15, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by August 12, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by September 21, 2022. 

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 1) Providing small awards to individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both, and 2) Supporting projects at any stage of development, but especially early-stage research and late-stage writing in which small awards are most effective.” 

Amount: $6,000

 

Funding Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Co-Sponsors

Title: Let's Talk About Heat Challenge

Application Deadline: July 22, 2022 

Purpose: “EPA and co-sponsors have launched the Let's Talk About Heat Challenge, a national competition to identify innovative and effective communication strategies that inform people of the risks of extreme heat and offer ways to keep safe during the hottest days. The challenge was developed in support of the National Climate Task Force's Extreme Heat Interagency Working Group, which is being led by EPA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) with support from the White House.  Winning solutions will include identification of and engagement with people known to be most susceptible to extreme heat risks, including but not limited to underserved and overburdened communities. Winners will share suitable messages, strategies used to reach target audiences with those messages, and proposed measures of effectiveness. Communication methods might include social media, billboards, graphics, public service announcements and other forms of communication. The challenge sponsors hope to identify ways to monitor the effectiveness of these heat risk campaigns and messages and share the best practices with communities across the nation.”  Note, a webinar about this challenge will be held on June 22, 2022; register for the webinar here.

Amount: The challenge will award up to 10 prizes from a total prize pool of $120,000.

 

Funding Agency: Meta Research

Title: 2022 WhatsApp Research Awards: Privacy Aware Program Analysis Request for Proposals

Application Deadline: July 25, 2022 

Purpose: “Over two billion people in more than 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. WhatsApp is free and offers simple, secure, reliable messaging and calling, available on phones all over the world.  Our mission is to connect the world privately. To provide that privacy, it is critical to maintain the security of the code powering WhatsApp systems. WhatsApp has made substantial enhancements in-house by developing industry-leading technology on program analysis for privacy and wants to build strong partnerships with experts in academia to tackle some of the most challenging problems in this space.”

Amount: $50,000

 

Funding Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Title: Impact Evaluation of the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program

Application Deadline: July 28, 2022 

Purpose: “The objective of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to fund rigorous evaluations of the impact of the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program on housing stability outcomes. HUD’s primary outcome of interest is eviction, but applicants can propose other housing stability measures.” 

Amount: $250,000-$1,000,000

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Title: Energyshed: Exploring Place-Based Generation

Application Deadline: August 1, 2022 

Purpose: “The goal of this funding opportunity is to develop the tools and processes to help a broad set of stakeholders including utilities, local governments, and community-based organizations; understand the implications and participate in the development of locally-based energy generation in their community. To achieve this goal, applicants will assimilate data from a variety of sources into novel tools, “dashboards,” or other applications that will assess the impacts and tradeoffs, including potential benefits and challenges of locally-based energy generation. These tools should be accessible and easy-to-use to a wide array of stakeholders that are not necessarily electric power system experts. Achievement of this goal should accelerate deployment of renewable energy towards an equitable de-carbonized grid, and it will come through pursuit of several concurrent objectives in successful system design.” 

Amount: $2,000,000 - $5,000,000

 

Funding Agency: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Title: Beckman Young Investigator Program

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due August 1, 2022; if invited, Full Proposals will be due January 16, 2023. 

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: Up to $600,000 over four years

 

Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due August 3, 2022

Purpose: “This program supports research to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. We prioritize studies that aim to reduce inequalities that exist along dimensions of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.”

Amount: Major Research Grants: $100,000-$600,000 over two-three years

 

Funding Agency: NASA Space Technology – Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion 2022 (SpaceTech–REDDI–2022)

Title: Space Technology Research Institutes (STRI) – Appendix B-3

Application Deadline: Mandatory Preliminary Proposal due August 3, 2022; if invited, full proposals due November 3, 2022

Purpose: “The goal of an STRI is to strengthen NASA’s ties to the academic community through long-term, sustained investment in research and technology development critical to NASA’s future. The STRIs will enhance and broaden the capabilities of the Nation’s universities to meet the needs of NASA’s science and exploration programs. This Appendix exclusively seeks proposals that are responsive to one of the following two topics:  1) Accelerating Additive Manufacturing Certification with Model-Based Tools  and 2) Quantum Technologies for Remote Sensing.”

Amount: $3,000,000 per year

 

Funding Agency: National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC)

Title: Archival Projects – FY 2023 Grant Announcement

Application Deadline: Optional Draft due August 4, 2022; Final Deadline October 6, 2022 

Purpose: “The NHPRC seeks archival projects that will significantly improve online public discovery and use of historical records collections. We welcome projects that engage the public, expand civic education, and promote understanding of the nation’s history, democracy, and culture from the founding era to the present day. The Commission encourages projects focused on 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.” 

Amount: Up to $150,000; Cost Sharing is required.

 

Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Education: Small

Application Deadline: August 9, 2022

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

Amount: $50,000

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: Department of Energy (DOE)

Title: American Made Solar Prize Round 6

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit three proposals, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by August 16, 2022 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed if you have been chosen to proceed by September 6, 2022.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by October 6, 2022.

Purpose: “The Solar Prize encourages the rapid development of innovative solar energy solutions capable of addressing the tough challenges facing the solar industry. Solar Prize competitors participate in three contests—the Ready!, Set!, and Go! Contests—to transform their ideas into reality in months, rather than years. Competitors have the chance to win part of $4.1 million in prizes to help them advance in the competition and accelerate the development of their solution.  Round 6 includes an optional additional challenge that focuses on advancing solar in underserved communities. Participants who choose to incorporate this initiative into their solutions have the chance to be considered for a new Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Contest and a bonus cash prize!”

Amount: $50,000-$500,000 depending on category

 

Funding Agency: Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Title: Grants – 600 applications accepted quarterly

Application Deadline: August 17, 2022, October 6, 2022

Purpose: “Our Mission is to impact the lifesaving capabilities, and the lives of local heroes and their communities by providing lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools to first responders, non-profits and public safety organizations. All requests must fall within our funding guidelines via firehousesubsfoundation.org/about-us/funding-areas.”

Amount: $15,000-$35,000

 

Funding Agency: Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

Title: Grants for New Treatments or Cures for Cancer

Application Deadline: Three application cycles per year: August 31, 2022 and December 15, 2022

Purpose: “The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research to investigators in United States non-profit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation funds projects for a one-year period 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.”

Amount: By design, there are no set limits on the grant amount that can be requested.

 

Funding Agency: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

Title: Events Sponsorship Grants Program

Application Deadline: September 1, 2022

Purpose: “ORAU’s Events Sponsorship Grant Program Cycle 1 applications are due September 1, 2022 for events occurring between October 1, 2022 and April 30, 2023. Each member university is limited to one award per fiscal year. Up to $4,000 may be requested to support an event that involves participants from more than one ORAU member institution, including students. Examples of such events include visits to an ORAU consortium member by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition. Any ORAU member institution in good standing may submit an event grant application through their ORAU Councilor. Only applications endorsed by an institution’s ORAU Councilor will be considered.”

Amount: $4,000

 

Funding Agency: Institute of Education Sciences (IES): National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER)

Title: Research Training Programs in Special Education

Application Deadline: September 8, 2022

Purpose: “The IES National Center for Education Research (NCER) is announcing two competitions--one competition in each of the following areas: education research training and using longitudinal data to support State education policymaking.  The IES National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) is announcing two competitions—one competition in each of the following areas: special education research and special education research training.”

Amount: Multiple competitions, see federal register notice.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC)

Application Deadline: Required Preliminary Proposals due September 14, 2022; Full Proposals due December 14, 2022

Purpose: “The IUCRC program catalyzes breakthrough pre-competitive research by enabling close and sustained engagement between industry innovators, world-class academic teams, and government agencies.  IUCRCs help industry partners and government agencies connect directly and efficiently with university researchers to achieve three primary objectives: 1) Conduct high-impact research to meet shared and critical industrial needs in companies of all sizes; 2) Enhance U.S. global leadership in driving innovative technology development, and 3) Identify, mentor and develop a diverse, highly skilled science and engineering workforce.”

Amount: $20,000-$150,000 per year depending on project type

 

Funding Agency: Transformational Partnerships Fund

Title: Grants

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Purpose: “The Transformational Partnerships Fund supports colleges and universities interested in exploring partnerships and collaborations that could fundamentally transform the way they operate — centering students in solutions that deliver stability and success.  Catalytic grants (up to $100,000 per exploration) can be used to engage third-party technical assistance providers knowledgeable in law, finance, governance, fundraising, human resources, and other related fields. These grants may support the exploration of partnerships in many forms — ranging from shared administrative services or consolidated academic offerings on one end of the spectrum, to full mergers on the other.”

Amount: Multiple competitions, see federal register notice.

 

Funding Agency: FINRA Investor Education Foundation

Title: General Grant Program

Application Deadline: Ongoing, Project Concept Forms accepted anytime.

Purpose: “Through the General Grant Program, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation funds research and educational projects that empower underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills and tools to make sound financial decisions throughout life.  The Foundation especially welcomes applications for research projects of approximately $50,000–$100,000 that use data from the National Financial Capability Study (and other existing data sets) to advance understanding of the relationships among financial literacy, financial capability and financial well-being. Priority is also given to projects that further financial inclusion and address systemic financial inequities based on race, ethnicity, gender, disability status, and other social differences.”

Amount: $50,000-$100,000

 

Funding Agency: Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections

Title: Research Fellowships and Travel Grants

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Purpose: “Established in 2010, these funding programs award grants to scholars engaged in projects studying Congress, politics, or policy issues. While in residence, the Research Fellow and travel grant awardees will use The Dole Archive Collections, which encompass a wide range of legislative, historical, and policy issues.”

Amount: $750 (travel) and $2,500 (fellow award)

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-15, 2022

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2022

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – Sept & Oct - varies based on discipline

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

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 16, 2022

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Linguistics – Jan 15 and Jul 15 annually

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 5, 2022

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – Aug 25, 2022

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Nov & Dec – varies by topic

Science of Learning & Augmented Intelligence – Jul 13, 2022

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – Sept 30, 2022

Security and Preparedness – Jan 15 and Aug 15 annually

Smart & Connected Communities – proposals accepted anytime

Social Psychology – Jan 15 and Jul 15 annually

Sociology – Jan 15 and Aug 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) – accepted anytime

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) – accepted anytime

Computer Science for All (CS for All) – Feb 8, 2023

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

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

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

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program – accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Jan 21, 2023

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

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

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Sep 14, 2022

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program – Aug 2, 2022

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jul 13, 2022

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 30, 2022

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

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

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

 

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

Introduction to the WSU Office of Research Workshops

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

See the list of upcoming workshops and sign up to attend

 


 

University of South Florida Research and Innovation: Summer Grant Writing Workshops: DARPA Q& A: June 16, 2022, 11:00am CST

The USF Research and Innovation Workshop on June 16, 2022 will be DARPA Questions and Answers.  The Presenter will be Dr. Blake Bextine, Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  Other upcoming topics include Department of Energy on June 24, 2022, National Science Foundation on June 29, 2022 and Office of Naval Research on June 30, 2022. 

Email proposals@wichita.edu to receive the Zoom link for each session, or watch the recordings later at the University of South Florida Research and Innovation website


National Science Foundation: Growing Convergence Research (GCR) Series:  Creating a New Field of Study: Integration and Implementation Sciences (i2S): June 16, 2022

Integration and Implementation Sciences (i2S) is both an example of convergence research in its development, and a field of study that aims to underpin and support convergence research.  i2S aims to bring together a range of approaches to tackling complex societal and environmental problems, including systems thinking, interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, action research and postnormal science in order to develop a common repository of concepts, methods and processes, as well as to make it easier to use combinations of such approaches in research programs.

Register to attend NSF GCR Lecture on June 16, 2022

 


 

Recovery Connect – Grant Writing Workshops: June 17, 2022 – July 21, 2022

Recovery Connect can provide assistance to nonprofit organizations seeking resources related to grants & grant writing, training & education, and funding.  Looking for help with grants? Check out the workshops under Grant Writing Workshops tab.

Recovery Connect webpage

 


 

Air Force and Space Force Chief Information Security Officer: Blue Cyber Boot Camp: Cybersecurity for Small Businesses and Academic/Research Institutes: June 17, 2022

Join us for the Air Force and Space Force Chief Information Security Officer’s Blue Cyber Small Business and Academic/Research Cybersecurity Boot Camp. FREE, All-Day information sessions Small Business/Academic- Research Institution Cybersecurity boot camp. Join hundreds of your peers and learn about the resources available to you to help secure your small business and to comply with the DoD’s requirements for small business contractors.  Hear from Mr. Aaron Bishop, the DAF CISO about the imperative for small businesses and academic/research institutions to protect their data and networks, as well as protecting sensitive DOD data. Also, hear all about the Air Force and Space Force Chief Information Security Officer’s Blue Cyber initiative for small business and academic/research institution cybersecurity. Join us for six, information-packed hours of specialists describing the resources available for small businesses who are already or are considering doing business/research with the U.S. Space Force or U.S. Air Force or the DoD.

Full Agenda and Registration for Blue Cyber Boot Camp

 


 

NIH Webinar: Leverage SBIR STTR Funding and Other Resources to Create a Diverse Workforce in Science and Technology: June 23, 2022

Are you a research entrepreneur or small business? Join the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) in collaboration with the National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute (NHLBI) and the XLerator Network on Thursday, June 23, 2022, for a webinar to learn about the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Programs for researchers and entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups. Learn more about non-dilutive Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) funding and resources to help small businesses advance and commercialize promising technologies. You will learn about tips for submitting a successful application, upcoming funding opportunities and other diverse resources and programs, including the Applicant Assistance Program (AAP), the Diversity Supplement Program, EnRICH, a new SBIR Readiness Program for HBCU’s and minority innovators. You can ask questions during a dedicated Q&A session.

Register for NIH SBIR STTR Webinar

 


 

University of Oklahoma Supercomputing Center for Education and Research (OU OSCER): Virtual Residency Workshop 2022: June 27-July 1, 2022

The workshop will be available onsite in person and remote via zoom videoconferencing.  Attend to learn how to use advanced computing, help others to use research community and/or to meet a community of fellow research computing facilitators. 

OU OSCER website and Registration link for 2022 Virtual Residency Workshop

 


 

U.S. Department of Energy SBIR Webinar & One-on-One Meetings: June 28, 2022

Are you an innovator with an early-stage technology that has commercial potential? Please join U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SBIR/STTR Program Manager, Dr. Eileen Chant, on June 28, 2022 from 1 to 2 PM in a free webinar as she presents a deep dive into the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs. DOE SBIR/STTR provides early-stage, nondilutive R&D funding for small businesses to develop their technology and commercialize it.  Join us to learn about the surprising breadth of topics funded by DOE SBIR/STTR!  Additionally, Dr. Chant will discuss how to access DOE SBIR/STTR application and awardee assistance programs, what you need to be considering regarding commercialization, and the power of partnering. The presentation will be followed by Q&A from the audience and a limited number of pre-registered appointments to meet privately (one-on-one) with Dr. Chant. 

Register for Department of Energy SBIR Webinar

 


 

Hanover Research Grants Workshops: June 30, 2022

Hanover Research is offering a series of webinars on a variety of topics “designed to help grant-seekers to develop their skills and plan for upcoming competitions.” The webinar on June 30, 2022 is titled “Engaging Undergraduate Students in Research.” 

Register for Hanover Workshop on June 30, 2022

 


 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Cultural Anthropology Program Funding Opportunities Webinar: July 13, 2022

The Cultural Anthropology Program supports research aimed at understanding patterns, causes, and consequences of human social and cultural variation. They have opportunities for undergraduate and doctoral students, as well as for senior researchers via a variety of submission types that they will introduce during a webinar on July 13 from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.  Researchers, administrative staff and others in the social, behavioral and economic sciences community are encouraged to attend. Featured speakers include NSF program directors Jeffrey Mantz, Siobhán Mattison and Jeremy Koster. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions during live Q&A sessions as part of each webinar.

Register for NSF Cultural Anthropology Program Funding Webinars

 


 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Initiation Webinars: July 13, 2022

The NSF Directorate for Engineering will host a webinar about the Engineering Research Initiation (ERI) program solicitation (22-595) July 13, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.  The Engineering Research Initiation (ERI) program supports new investigators as they initiate their research programs and advance in their careers as researchers, educators, and innovators. This funding opportunity aims to broaden the base of investigators involved in engineering research and therefore is limited to investigators who are not affiliated with “very high research activity” R1 institutions.  The webinar will feature a short overview presentation from the ERI Team about the program and will include ample time for Q&A. Additionally, the NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will host a webinar specifically for those in CISE research fields. 

Register for NSF Engineering Research Initiation Webinar; Register for the NSF CISE Research Initiation Interactive Webinar

 


 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Workshop: Mid-scale Research Infrastructure project execution plan development workshop: July 13 and July 15, 2022

This workshop will prepare social and behavioral science and education researchers for the submission of an NSF Mid-scale Research Infrastructure proposal. The workshop focuses specifically on development of the Project Execution Plan (PEP), which guides the project management for such a project. Workshop participants will gain an understanding of what a PEP is, what PEP requirements are for NSF Midscale proposals and how to develop an effective PEP for their project.

Register for NSF Workshop on Submitting to the Mid-scale Research Infrastructure Program

 


 

National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator Expo: July 27-28, 2022

Hosted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Accelerator, this exciting virtual exhibition event is your chance to check out novel solutions across six convergence research topics addressing national-scale societal challenges. During the event you will have the opportunity to connect with NSF-funded Convergence Accelerator research teams including viewing live presentations and solution demos. You may also network with other researchers, innovators, and business and technical practitioners from academia, industry, government, nonprofit, and other communities of practice.

Register for the NSF Convergence Accelerator Expo 2022

 


 

Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army Webinars on “Waters of the United States” Regional Roundtables

EPA and the Army announced stakeholder engagement opportunities, including the agencies’ intent to host ten regionally focused roundtables. Each roundtable will allow stakeholders to engage and discuss their experiences with implementing the definition of "waters of the United States," including challenges and opportunities within their geographic areas. The roundtables will also provide an opportunity for the participants to discuss geographic similarities and differences, particular water resources that are characteristic of or unique to each region, and regionally specific feedback about implementation.  On February 24, 2022, the agencies announced the selection of ten roundtables that highlight geographic differences and a range of perspectives—including agriculture, conservation groups, developers, drinking water and wastewater managers, environmental organizations, communities with environmental justice concerns, industry, Tribal nations, and state and local governments. For more information on the organizations and entities that are anticipated to participate in the roundtables, see Waters of the United States Roundtables (pdf). These roundtables will be livestreamed, and a recording of the roundtable will be made available shortly thereafter.  Note – Kansas Livestock Association roundtable was held June 6, 2022.

Watch Regional Roundtables regarding Waters of the United States

 


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

 

 

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

 

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