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News, Events and Resources for the WSU Research Community

2021

JANUARY 2021

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

APRIL AWARDS

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

PI/Department:  Kapildeb Ambal, Physics

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation 

Amount:  $209,287

 

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

PI/Department:  Breanna Boppre, School of Criminal Justice

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA 

Amount:  $4,500

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE IMPACT OF COVID DATA COLLECTION PROPOSAL

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

Sponsor:  Wichita Metro Crime Commission

Amount:  $10,000

 

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

PI/Department:  Sindhu Preetham Burugupally, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA

Amount:  $4,500

 

SOUTH WICHITA GEAR UP PARTNERSHIP GRANT - YEAR 7

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

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $440,000

 

NORMATIVE ARGUMENTS IN ENGINEERING PROBLEM SOLVING IN PRACTICE

PI/Department:  Brian Hepburn, Philosophy

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA 

Amount:  $4,498

 

TSONGAS LITIGATION CONSULTING, INC.

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $5,500

 

MOCK TRIAL - TENVPRI

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,000

 

MOCK TRIAL - TELVMOT

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,500

 

MOCK TRIAL - FUNVCER

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $5,500

 

MOCK TRIAL – RIMVORA PHASE 1

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $13,000

 

MOCK TRIAL – RIMVORA PHASE 2

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $14,000

 

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

PI/Department:  Hyuck Kwon, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  University of New Mexico / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $17,125

 

COMPUTERIZED SENTENCE BUILDING AS A THERAPY TOOL FOR PEOPLE WITH APHASIA

PI/Department:  Erin O'Bryan, Communication Sciences

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

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-MURPA

Amount:  $7,498

 

RING-OPENING METATHESIS POLYMERIZATION

 PI/Department:  Coleen Pugh, Chemistry

Sponsor:  Entegris, Inc.

Amount:  $65,736

 

HYBRID SUPPORT

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

Sponsor:  Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Amount:  $29,700

 

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

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

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA 

Amount:  $4,449

 

DEMOCRACY DOLLARS: A STORY OF OPTIMISM

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

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA 

Amount:  $1,203

 

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING GUIDANCE FOR AIRCRAFT DESIGN AND CERTIFICATION

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

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $4,500,000

 

ADHESIVE BOND QUALIFICATION GUIDANCE FOR AIRCRAFT DESIGN AND CERTIFICATION

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

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $900,000

 

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

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

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $700,000

 

THERMOPLASTIC WELDING PROCESS QUALIFICATION PROTOCOLS FOR AIRCRAFT DESIGN AND CERTIFICATION

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

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $350,000

 

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

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

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $100,000

 

DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHER LEVEL BUILDING BLOCK TESTING STANDARDS

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

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $700,000

 

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

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

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

Sponsor:  Battelle Memorial Institute / Department of Defense

Amount:  $425,000

 

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

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Strategic Initiatives Aerospace

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

Amount:  $600,000

 

NEW TASK COMPOSITE CRYO TESTS - TASK ORDER 2

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

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

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $11,195

 

MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTIC LAB (SEDGWICK COUNTY CARES PROGRAM)

PI/Department:  Tonya Witherspoon, Digital Transformation Initiatives

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

Amount:  $4,000,000

 

CONSUMER RUN ORGANIZATION ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT AGREEMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas Department for Aging & Disability Services 

Amount:  $160,446

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR OVERDOSE DATA TO ACTION (OD2A) SUBRECIPIENTS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $65,750

 

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

PI/Department:  Min Xiao, Elliott School of Communication

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA

Amount:  $4,500

 

SOY PROTEIN-BASED COMPOSITE HYDROGEL FOR NEURAL REGENERATION

PI/Department:  Li Yao, Biological Sciences

Co-PI/Department: Bin Li, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-MURPA 

Amount:  $7,500

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Focused Funding Opportunities

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

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR

Title: Request for Pre-Proposals for Cooperative Agreement Notice

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

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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

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

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

Amount: $50,000-$200,000

 

Funding Agency: American Heart Association

Title: Career Development Award

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

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Title: First Responder Grants Program

Application Deadline: February 17, 2021 

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

Amount: $50,000

 

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

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

Application Deadline: February 22, 2021

Purpose: “The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program are to improve results for children with disabilities by: (1) Promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) supporting educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom; (3) providing support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) providing accessible educational materials to children with disabilities in a timely manner.”

Amount: $450,000 - $500,000 per year

 

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

Title: OJJDP FY 2021 Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

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

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Historical Publications and Records Commission

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

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

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Education - Small

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

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

Amount: Up $50,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

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

Application Deadline: March 11, 2021

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice

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

Application Deadline: March 22, 2021

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

Amount: $1,500,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

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

Application Deadline: March 23, 2021

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

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

 

Funding Agency: The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Title: Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences and Engineering

Application Deadline: April 8, 2021

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

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

 

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

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

Application Deadline: June 17, 2021

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation

Title: Research Funding Applications

Application Deadline: Ongoing

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

Amount: Depends on discussions with funder

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-15, 2021

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2021

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – varies based on discipline

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 17, 2021

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 6, 2021

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

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics –Jan 28, 2021

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

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

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

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

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 31, 2021

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

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

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

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jan 13, 2021

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

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

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

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

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

Register for the BJA Webinar

 


 

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

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

Register for the Webinar

 


 

Hanover Research: January 22, 2021

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

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

Email proposals@wichita.edu to Register for Hanover Workshops

 


 

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

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

Email proposals@wichita.edu or register through MyTraining

February 2021

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS

 

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

PI/Department:  Kapildeb Ambal, Physics

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA 

Amount:  $4,500

 

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

PI/Department:  Eylem Asmatulu, Mechanical Engineering

Co-PI/Department: Jeremy Patterson, Interdisciplinary Innovation

Sponsor:  Wichita Medical Research And Education Foundation

Amount:  $15,000

 

GLYCOFORM A, YEAR 6

PI/Department:  George Bousfield, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  GlycoFormA, Ltd.

Amount:  $111,478

 

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

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

Sponsor:  Environmental Protection Agency

Amount:  $46,941

 

WORKFORCE OF THE FUTURE

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

Sponsor:  Greater Wichita Partnership Inc

Amount:  $8,046

 

CITY OF HALSTEAD SUPERVISOR TRAINING PROPOSAL

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

Sponsor:  City of Halstead 

Amount:  $1,575

 

WICHITA BAR ASSOCIATION

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

Sponsor:  Wichita Bar Association 

Amount:  $7,000

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT (CSG) FY 2021

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, K M U W

Sponsor:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting 

Amount:  $126,461

 

LOW COST 3-D LIDAR DEVELOPMENT FOR TRANSPORTATION

PI/Department:  Hongsheng He, Electrical & Computer Engr

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

Amount:  $33,777

 

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

PI/Department:  Gregory Houseman, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $10,000

 

CLASSIFYING NEUTRINO INTERACTIONS WITH COMPUTER VISION USING BEOSHOCK (URCA)

PI/Department:  Mathew Muether, Physics

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA

Amount:  $4,500

 

UAS MID-AIR COLLISON (MAC) LIKELIHOOD

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $464,000

 

VALIDATION OF VISUAL OPERATION STANDARDS FOR SMALL UAS (SUAS)

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $120,000

 

AIR FORCE - NIAR ESCAPE SYSTEMS CENTER OF EXCELLENCE ROADMAP

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Alion Science & Technology / Department of Defense

Amount:  $229,544

 

SEMI-SUPERVISED LEARNING FOR IMAGE CLASSIFICATION STTR PHASE I

PI/Department:  Ajita Rattani, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Enelect, LLC / US Airforce

Amount:  $45,000

 

COMPOSITE CHARACTERIZATION AND OPTIMIZATION

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

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

Amount:  $150,000

 

THERMAL MODELING AND BURNING RIG TESTING - STTR - PHASE I

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

Sponsor:  Physical Sciences Inc / US Airforce

Amount:  $50,000

 

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

PI/Department:  Bhisham Sharma, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  ERG Aerospace Corporation / Air Force Research Laboratory

Amount:  $39,435

 

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

PI/Department:  Bhisham Sharma, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  ERG Aerospace Corporation / Air Force Research Laboratory

Amount:  $39,500

 

KANSAS SBA FAST INITIATIVE

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Strategic Initiatives Aerospace

Co-PI/Department: Debra Franklin, Strategic Initiatives

Sponsor:  Small Business Administration 

Amount:  $125,000

 

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

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

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

Sponsor:  National Center for Manufacturing Sciences / Department of Defense

Amount:  $2,370,000

 

HYPERSONIC TECHNOLOGY PROJECT TESTING - AMENDMENT 01

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

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

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $1,104

 

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

PI/Department:  Siyu Wang, Economics

Sponsor:  State of Kansas-URCA

Amount:  $4,500

 

INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES MANUAL

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Department for Children and Families

Amount:  $163,488

 

KANSAS TOBACCO USE PREVENTION PROGRAM

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $8,500

 

KANSAS CANCER PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAM (KCPCP)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $20,680

 

COVID RESPONSE ELC SUPPORT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $177,082

 

CHILD CARE ACCESS COLLABORTIVE

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  United Way of Greater Kansas City

Amount:  $27,705

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Focused Funding Opportunities

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

 

***LIMITED*** Funding Agency: Microsoft

Title: Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship

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

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

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

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Title: North American Wetlands Conservation Act (Act) Grants

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

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

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

 

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

Title: Offshore Wind Energy Environmental Research and Instrumentation Validation

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

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Creative Capital 

Title: 2022 Creative Capital Awards

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

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

Amount: Up to $50,000

 

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

Title: 2021 Call for Proposals

Application Deadline: Expressions of Interest due March 1, 2021

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

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

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

Amount: $2,000,000

 

Funding Agency: Kansas K-INBRE Program

Title: Administrative Supplement to NIGMS-funded INBRE programs.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Park Service

Title: 2021 Preservation Technology and Training Grants

Application Deadline: March 15, 2021

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

Amount: Up to $20,000

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

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

Application Deadline: March 15, 2021

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

Amount: Up to $20,000

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Education & Training Administration

Title: Pathway Home 2

Application Deadline: March 16, 2021

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

Amount: Up to $4,000,000

 

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

Title: 2021 American Art Exhibition Competition

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

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation

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

Application Deadline: March 30, 2021

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: Visionary Grants

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

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

Amount: $20,000

 

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

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

Application Deadline: April 6, 2021

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Air Force Research Laboratory

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

Application Deadline: White Papers due by April 18, 2021

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

Title: Bridging the Word Gap Research Network (BWG)

Application Deadline: April 22, 2021

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

Amount: $300,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

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

Application Deadline: April 30, 2021

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

Amount: $35,000 over one year

 

Funding Agency: Russell Sage Foundation

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

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due May 4, 2021

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

Amount: Varies based on opportunity

 

Funding Agency: J.M. Kaplan Fund

Title: The J.M.K. Innovation Prize

Application Deadline: First Round applications due April 30, 2021

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

Amount: $150,000 over three years

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Funding Agency:  Environmental Protection Agency

Title: Cleaner Indoor Air During Wildfires Challenge

Application Deadline:  May 17, 2021

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

Amount: Prizes of up to $10,000

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

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

Application Deadline: May 21, 2021

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

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

 

Funding Agency: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute 

Title: Broad PCORI Funding Announcements -- Cycle 2 2021

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due June 1, 2021

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

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

 

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

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

Application Deadline: June 16, 2021.

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health

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

Application Deadline: June 25, 2021

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

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

 

Funding Agency: John and Maria Laffin Trust

Title: John and Maria Laffin Trust

Application Deadline: July 31, 2021

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

Amount: $2,000-$40,000

 

Funding Agency: Department of Defense – Air Force Research Laboratory

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-15, 2021

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2021

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – varies based on discipline

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 17, 2021

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 6, 2021

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

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – August 26, 2021

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

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

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 31, 2021

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

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

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

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jan 13, 2021

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

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

 

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

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

Register for The National Academies of Science Engineering Medicine Webinar

 


 

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

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

Register for National Science Foundation BIO Distinguished Lecture Series

 


 

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

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

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

 


 

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

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

Register to Attend Rare Disease Day at NIH Free Virtual Conference

 


 

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

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

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

 


 

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

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

More Information and Registration

 


 

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

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

BRAIN Initiative Workshop Details Here

 


 

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

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

Register for DOJ Just Grants Application Submission Webinar

 


 

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

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

More Information and Apply for NSF Engineering CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop

 


 

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

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

Watch NIH “K” Application Video Now

 

2020

MAY 2020

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Wichita State University Inside Research newsletter.  This newsletter will be sent every month to faculty and staff as a simple list recognizing WSU researchers for their grants awarded in the previous month.  It will also provide a list of upcoming funding opportunities, and a list of training events.  At this point, we are including some solicitations that would require collaboration with colleagues at other institutions.  We welcome any forwarded solicitations that you may receive (research@wichita.edu).  Please join me in congratulating the researchers listed below who received grants in April.

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

APRIL AWARDS

TRANSMISSION PLANNING UNDER HIGH RENEWABLE PENETRATION (YEAR 2)

PI/Department:  Visvakumar Aravinthan, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Sunflower Electric Power Corporation 

Amount:  $120,000

 

ZOE BELOFF: EMOTIONS GO TO WORK

PI/Department:  Leslie Brothers, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art

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

Amount:  $5,000 

 

KDOC AND KBOR FALL PLANNING CONFERENCE

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

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

Amount:  $12,840 

 

KDOC AND KBOR FALL PLANNING CONFERENCE

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

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

Amount:  $12,840 

 

ANCHOR INSTITUTION & INTEGRATED DATA PROPOSAL

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

Sponsor:  Opportunity Wichita Inc 

Amount:  $23,750 

 

OPPORTUNITY WICHITA LITERACY FACILITATION PLAN DEVELOPMENT

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

Sponsor:  Opportunity Wichita Inc / Kansas Health Foundation

Amount:  $15,000 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT (CSG) FY 2020

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, KMUW

Sponsor:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Amount:  $121,769 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT (CSG) FY 2020

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, KMUW

Sponsor:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting 

Amount:  $52,186 

 

FY 2020 STABILIZATION FUNDS (CARES) - FOR KMUW

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, KMUW

Sponsor:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting 

Amount:  $75,000 

 

K-INBRE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OFFICE (URO)

PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $14,354 

 

ONLINE TRIAL STUDY

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $11,000 

 

ONLINE TRIAL STUDY MAY 15

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $6,500 

 

FUTURE W/V-BAND SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS SECOND OBLIGATION

PI/Department:  Hyuck Kwon, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory 

Amount:  $40,000 

 

TEACHER EDUCATION COMPETITIVE GRANT PROGRAM

PI/Department:  Shirley Lefever, School of Education

Sponsor:  Kansas Board of Regents

Amount:  $74,592 

 

WEB-BASED PROBLEM-SOLVING SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES

PI/Department:  Rhonda Lewis, Psychology

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

Amount:  $7,385 

 

CORRELATION BETWEEN EFFECTS OF DEFECTS ON STATIC AND DYNAMIC STRENGTH BEHAVIOR OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $299,972 

 

B6 WING

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

Sponsor:  US Navy 

Amount:  $9,536 

 

3D SCANS OF AUTONOMOUS ATV

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

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory 

Amount:  $ 455 

 

C3 BLADE MATERIAL TESTING - MOD 3

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

Sponsor:  US Air Force 

Amount:  $6,624 

 

EWD ASSET CAPTURE IN THE NORTH CENTRAL RRC

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute / US Army Contracting Command

Amount:  $250,000 

 

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE

PI/Department:  Melissa Walker, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / Environmental Protection Agency

Amount:  $13,500 

 

THREE YEAR MAINTENANCE & ONLINE ACCESS TO "VACANT LOT COST SAVINGS THROUGH NATURE BASED"

PI/Department:  Melissa Walker, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  Mid-America Regional Council 

Amount:  $18,450 

 

VISTA WITH NONPROFIT CHAMBER OF SERVICE

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Nonprofit Chamber of Service

Amount:  $4,500 

 

VISTA WITH CHILDREN FIRST

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Children First CEO Kansas Inc

Amount:  $4,000 

 

CHRONIC DISEASE ALLIANCE OF KANSAS SUPPORT, KANSAS COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER COALITION SUPPORT AND KANSAS COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER SYMPOSIUM CONTINUATION

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $90,000 

 

COALITION PRIORITY PLANNING PROPOSAL

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Wildcat Extension District 14 

Amount:  $12,580 

 

LOSS OF CHILDREN'S ACUTE CRISIS BEDS IN WESTERN KANSAS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  United Methodist Health Ministry Fund

Amount:  $27,000 

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County

Amount:  $6,845 

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Friends of Kiowa District Hospital and Manor Foundation, Inc

Amount:  $7,865 

 

SUPPORT FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ONECARE KANSAS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Topeka Community Foundation

Amount:  $74,924 

 

SAFE STREETS WICHITA - EVALUATION OF DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES, YEAR 2

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Partners For Wichita Inc / Substance Abuse-Mntl Health Srv Adm

Amount:  $4,200 

 

ASSET OPTIMIZATION IN TRANSMISSION PLANNING

PI/Department:  Mehmet Yildirim, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Amount:  $80,000 

  

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.

  

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

Title: CNRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) – for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2020 - Kansas

Application Deadline: June 26, 2020

Purpose: “To stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production.”

Amount: $20,000-$75,000 for one to three years

  

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Title: Digital Projects for the Public

Application Deadline: June 10, 2020

Purpose: “Projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments.”

Amount: $30,000 (Discovery), $100,000 (Prototyping), $400,000 (Production)

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate for Geosciences

Title: Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Application Deadline: Proposals Accepted Anytime

Purpose: “The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PRF) to highly qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an independent research program. The research plan of each Fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of AGS disciplines. The program supports researchers with Fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice.”

Amount: $94,000 (year one) and $96,000 (year two)

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Chemistry

Title: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP)

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Purpose: “CHE supports a large and vibrant research community engaged in fundamental discovery, invention, and innovation in the chemical sciences. The projects supported by CHE explore the frontiers of chemical science, develop the foundations for future technologies and industries that meet changing societal needs, and prepare the next generation of chemical researchers.”

Amount: $150,000 (approximately) per year for three years

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI)

Application Deadline: Phase I Preliminary Proposals:  August 11, 2020 // Full Proposals: by invitation only

Purpose: “The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. CCIs that address these challenges will produce transformative research, lead to innovation, and attract broad scientific and public interest. CCIs are agile structures that can respond rapidly to emerging opportunities through enhanced collaborations. CCIs integrate research, innovation, education, broadening participation, and informal science communication.”

Amount: $1,800,000 for three years (Phase I)

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

***LIMITED***

Title: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

Application Deadline: Internal Due Date: August 14, 2020 – Noon // LOI: October 5, 2020 // Full Proposal:  January 26, 2021

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NSF is continuing to offer opportunities to propose an NSF INCLUDES Alliance that has the potential to substantially broaden the participation of individuals from underrepresented and underserved groups in STEM, especially in STEM fields that lack diversity. Alliances use lessons learned, promising practices, evidence-based mechanisms, the science of broadening participation, and the research and evaluations from past and present efforts related to broadening participation in STEM. Alliances bring together programs, people, organizations, technologies, and institutions to achieve results at scale, provide new research, and leverage NSF’s broadening participation investments. Each Alliance is committed to collectively achieving common goals through a well-defined set of common objectives.”

Amount: $1,000,000-$2,000,000 per year for five years

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

Award Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Future Topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator and Call for Future Topics Conference Proposals

Application Deadline: May 29, 2020

Purpose: “The objectives of this DCL are to (1) solicit ideas in use-inspired research for NSF Convergence Accelerator tracks for FY 2021 that build upon prior foundational research in the IotF, NSF’s Big Ideas or other areas of research related to areas of national importance; and (2) solicit conference proposals to develop and refine those ideas to develop the technical content that will be used in a future solicitation. The topics must emphasize convergence research, which requires deep interdisciplinary collaborations.”

Amount: N/A

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

***LIMITED***

Title: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Application Deadline: Internal Due Date:  July 14, 2020 at Noon // Full Proposal: January 19, 2021

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

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

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  WSU may only submit two Track 1 proposals and only one Track 2 proposal. You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

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

Title: Investigator-Initiated Research Grants

Application Deadline: LOI: June 29, 2020 by 4:00 PM // Full Proposal (if invited) will be due in September. 

Purpose: “To support innovative health services research that will advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. Studies must have strong potential to yield insights that can be used to have a positive impact on the U.S. health care system by improving efficiency, quality, access to care, preparedness or equity. Studies involving direct patient care or clinical, bench science research are not relevant for this solicitation.”

Amount: TBD; previous award amounts have been around $50,000 each.

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes for Health (NIH)

***LIMITED***

Title: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2021 (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline:  Internal Due Date: June 26, 2020 Noon // LOI:  July 14, 2020 // Full Proposal: August 14, 2020

Purpose: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek applications for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs). This FOA invites applications for research center grants designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Amount: $800,000 per year - five years

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes for Health (NIH)

***LIMITED***

Title: NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline:  Internal Due Date: August 18, 2020 Noon // LOI: September 6, 2020 // Full Proposal: October 6, 2020

Purpose: The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) requests applications for the NIAMS Resource-based Centers Program (P30) for rheumatic diseases research areas within its mission.

Amount: $500,000 per year - five years

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

  

Funding Agency: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs - Dept of the Army

Title: PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health

Application Deadline:  Pre-Proposal: May 28, 2020 // Full Proposal: June 12, 2020

Purpose: The Investigator-Initiated Research Award is designed to support research with the potential to yield highly impactful data that could lead to critical discoveries or major advancements. The application must clearly demonstrate the project's potential short-term and long-term outcome(s)/product(s) (knowledge and/or materiel) and how they will impact a critical problem or question in the field of research and/or patient care in one or more Focus Areas published in this funding opportunity for the FY20 PRMRP Topic Area(s) of Emerging Viral Diseases and/or Respiratory Health.

Amount: $1.6 million

 

Funding Agency: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs - Dept of the Army

Title: PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health

Application Deadline:  Pre-Proposal: May 28, 2020 // Full Proposal: June 12, 2020

Purpose: The PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Award is a product-driven award mechanism intended to provide support for the translation of promising preclinical findings into products for clinical applications in one or more Focus Areas published in this funding opportunity for the FY20 PRMRP Topic Areas of Emerging Viral Diseases and/or Respiratory Health.

Amount: $5 million

  

Funding Agency: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Title: Beckman Young Investigator Program

Application Deadline:  LOI: August 3, 2020; If invited, full proposal will be due January 11, 2021. 

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

 Amount: $600,000 over four years ($150,000 per year, contingent on demonstrated progress after first year)

  

Award Agency:  Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Title:  BioArt Scientific Image & Video Competition

Application Deadline:  August 30, 2020

Purpose: Each day, scientific investigators produce thousands of images and videos as a part of their research; however, only a few are ever seen outside of the laboratory. Through the BioArt competition, FASEB aims to share the beauty and breadth of biological research with the public by celebrating the art of science.

Amount: Unknown if monetary award

 

 

Funding Agency:  The Sumners’ Foundation

 Title: Grants to USA Nonprofits for Civic Education and Activities

Application Deadline: August 1, 2020

Purpose: “Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states for civic educational programs and activities. Funding is intended to support teacher training as well as activities that educate and engage the public in the political process and government. Foundation grants are generally restricted to programming in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, although programs in Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri occasionally are made to qualified organizations.”

Amount: Unknown

Contact the WSU Foundation for more information by emailing Julia.Nkanata@wichita.edu

 

Funding Agency:  Russell Sage Foundation

 Title: Research Grants: Future of Work

Application Deadline: Letter of Inquiry August 5, 2020 // Full if invited November 19, 2020

Purpose: “Grants to USA researchers for studies related to the impact of changing economies for less-skilled workers. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to apply. Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, research should address social, political, economic, or psychological disruptions of the health crisis that affect social and living conditions. Funding is intended to support investigator-initiated research that will broaden understanding of the role of changes in employer practices, the nature of the labor market and public policies on the employment, earnings, and the quality of jobs of workers. The Russell Sage Foundation is especially interested in proposals that address important questions about the interplay of market and non-market forces in shaping the wellbeing of workers, today and in the future.”

Amount: $175,000 for two-year Trustee Grants // $35,000 for Presidential Awards // $50,000 for Data Gathering Related Projects

  

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Jumpstart Summer Grantsmanship Webinar Series (sponsored by NSF HSI STEM HUB)

Weekly on Tuesdays, May 12 through July 28, 2020

2:00 – 3:00 PM Central

The webinar topics include: Insights from Recent HSI Awardees, Framing Student Success, Developing Research Questions, Key Personnel & Letters of Commitment,  Biosketches & Evaluation, Developing Budget and Budget Narrative, Institutional Capacity and Open Sessions for Discussion.

Register in advance for individual sessions or the entire webinar series

  

National Science Foundation Earth Sciences Virtual “Navigating the NSF System”

May 21, 2020

2:00 – 3:30 PM Central

The Acting Head of the Disciplinary Programs Section and Program Director for Petrology and Geochemistry, Dr. Jennifer Wade, will conduct the session. In the past, this session has been presented at AGU in workshop format. The session will consist of a presentation by Dr. Wade as well as a Q&A portion. This session is aimed at scientists thinking about applying for NSF funding for the first time. Dr. Wade will discuss the NSF merit review process and criteria. EAR is committed to assuring current and future PIs that NSF embraces direct interaction with program staff – we are accessible and supportive and want them to succeed.

Register in advance to attend this webinar

 

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Webinars

Ongoing

Free CITI webinars are available on important topics related to COVID-19.  The Office of Research encourages you to stay up to date with any required CITI trainings to prevent proposal submission or award delays.  Commonly assigned CITI trainings include the Responsible Conduct of Research course titled “Externally Funded Researchers”.

Access to the webinars and other resources is available here.

 

National Institutes of Health VideoCast Opportunities

Ongoing

Stay up to date with the National Institutes of Health through their VideoCast webpage. Webcasts are available on many topics such as a previously recorded webcast on “Sharing, Discovering and Citing COVID-19 Data and Code” and upcoming webcasts such as “Pregnancy and Maternal Conditions That Increase Risk of Morbidity and Mortality Workshop.”

Past Events and Upcoming Events

JUNE 2020

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS 

KANSAS LINEAGE: A PROJECT DOCUMENTING AND SHARING THE STORIES OF OLDER FEMALE WICHITANS TO IMPROVE WELLNESS AND SOCIAL CONNECTION THROUGH AN IMMERSIVE COLLABORATION BETWEEN SOCIAL RESEARCH AND MOVEMENT

 PI/Department:  Cheyla Clawson, School of Performing Arts

Sponsor:  Regional Institute on Aging 

Amount:  $25,000.00

 

SMALL MOLECULE PROTEASE INHIBITORS AGAINST MERS-COV

 PI/Department:  William Groutas, Chemistry

Sponsor:  Kansas State University / Natl Institutes of Health

Amount:  $234,016.00

 

INNOVATIVE UPGRADING OF NATURAL GAS TO VALUE-ADDED LIQUIDS WITH ULTRAHIGH ACTIVITY

 PI/Department:  Shuang Gu, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC) 

Amount:  $3,784.00

 

STABILITY ISSUES IN SOME BIOMEDICAL, FINANCIAL, AND GEOPHYSICAL INVERSE PROBLEMS

 PI/Department:  Victor Isakov, Mathematics & Statistics & Physics

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation 

Amount:  $255,214.00

 

ONLINE TRIAL STUDY MAY 14

 PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $3,000.00

 

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING SERVICES

 PI/Department:  Krishna Krishnan, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Spirit Aerosystems INC

Amount:  $203,400.00

 

ADAPTIVE NUMBERICAL METHODS FOR BIOLOGICAL PATTERN FORMATION

 PI/Department:  Yuan Liu, Mathematics & Statistics & Physics

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC) 

Amount:  $3,784.00

 

HOT, DRY, AND WET AGAIN: EFFECTS OF DROUGHT AND WARMING ON WETLAND MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES

 PI/Department:  Thomas Luhring, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $117,096.00

 

KANSAS NATIONAL SPACE GRANT COLLEGE AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – OPPORTUNITIES IN NASA STEM FY 2020-2024

 PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $760,000.00

 

PROBABILISTIC APPROACH TO REVERSE ENGINEERING OF SPACEFLIGHT MOLECULAR NETWORKS

 PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $100,000.00

 

AN ACTIVE LEARNING FRAMEWORK FOR INCREASING GENERALIZABILITY OF MACHINE LEARNING MODELS

 PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $99,994.00

 

CLASSIFYING NEUTRINO INTERACTIONS WITH BEOSHOCK

 PI/Department:  Mathew Muether, Physics

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC)

Amount:  $3,200.00

 

SOMOS DE WICHITA: TELLING THE STORY OF ASSIMILATION AND IDENTITY IN WICHITA'S LATINO COMMUNITY

 PI/Department:  Jay Price, History and Geography

Sponsor:  Humanities Kansas / Natl Endowment for the Humanities

Amount:  $3,500.00

 

FACE RECOGNITION USING BODY-WORN CAMERAS

 PI/Department:  Ajita Rattani, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC) 

Amount:  $3,784.00

 

EFFECTS OF DEFECTS IN ADVANCED THERMOPLASTIC INTEGRATED STRUCTURES VIA AUTOMATED TOLLESS MANUFACTURING

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

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $1,500,000.00

 

EFFECTS OF PROCESS PARAMETERS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THERMOPLASTICS IN AIRFRAME STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS

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

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $1,500,000.00

 

STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE OF FIBER PATCH PLACEMENT FOR AIRCRAFT APPLICATIONS WITH COMPLEX CONTOURS

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

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $1,182,000.00

 

DEVELOPMENT OF JOINT AUTONOMOUS REPAIR VERIFICATION AND INSPECTION SYSTEM

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

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $1,193,192.00

 

COLD SPRAY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR RAPID SUSTAINMENT INITIATIVES

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

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $516,847.00

 

SHIVER SOLUTIONS

 PI/Department:  Mark Torline, Center for Entrepreneurship

Sponsor:  VentureWell 

Amount:  $5,000.00

 

WICHITA STATE ENVIROMENTAL FINANCE CENTER: CORE GRANT: FOOD WASTE SUMMIT PROJECT

 PI/Department:  Melissa Walker, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  Environmental Protection Agency 

Amount:  $69,095.00

 

AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF MUNICIPAL FINANCIAL CONDITION IN THE U.S.

 PI/Department:  Xiaoheng Wang, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC) 

Amount:  $3,784.00

 

TRANSITION METAL OXIDES FOR ENHANCE ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS

 PI/Department:  Wei Wei, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC)

Amount:  $3,784.00

 

BOARD DEVELOPMENT

 PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Leading Age Kansas

Amount:  $4,000.00

 

DATA MANAGEMENT

 PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Russell Child Development 

Amount:  $2,178.00

 

ESSENTIALS FOR CHILDHOOD COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN

 PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $70,048.00

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 

Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

***LIMITED***

Title: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Application Deadline: Internal Notice of Intent Due July 14, 2020 at Noon // Internal Pre-Proposal Due Date: July 21, 2020 at Noon // Full Proposal (if selected):  January 19, 2021

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

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

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  WSU may only submit two Track 1 proposals and only one Track 2 proposal. You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Health

***LIMITED***

Title: NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral Science

Application Deadline: Internal Notice of Intent Due March 12, 2021 at Noon // Internal Pre-Proposal Due Date: March 26, 2021 at Noon // Full Proposal (if selected):  April 16, 2021

Purpose: “Though the proportions of women and men are similar at the graduate level for biomedical sciences and in medical schools, women are underrepresented at the faculty level in both science and medicine, particularly in the mid- to senior-level ranks (National Science Foundation 2017 Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities; and 2016 CBE Life Sci Educ. 15(3)). Diversity of thought and expertise have been recognized as attributes that drive innovation, complement dynamic research, and promote excellence. Supporting the sustained advancement of women in biomedical careers has the potential to enhance such diversity in the faculty ranks across scientific fields. Doing so will also promote more inclusive research and clinical environments which are critical to retaining and advancing women in biomedical careers.”

Amount: Prize of up to $50,000 per institution 

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

***LIMITED***

Title: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

Application Deadline: Internal Due Date: August 14, 2020 – Noon // LOI: October 5, 2020 // Full Proposal:  January 26, 2021

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NSF is continuing to offer opportunities to propose an NSF INCLUDES Alliance that has the potential to substantially broaden the participation of individuals from underrepresented and underserved groups in STEM, especially in STEM fields that lack diversity. Alliances use lessons learned, promising practices, evidence-based mechanisms, the science of broadening participation, and the research and evaluations from past and present efforts related to broadening participation in STEM. Alliances bring together programs, people, organizations, technologies, and institutions to achieve results at scale, provide new research, and leverage NSF’s broadening participation investments. Each Alliance is committed to collectively achieving common goals through a well-defined set of common objectives.”

Amount: $1,000,000-$2,000,000 per year for five years

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Application Deadline: October 2020 (dates vary by program)

Purpose: “The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.”

Amount: “Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year.”

 

Funding Agency: The CHARGE SYNDROME Foundation

Title: Basic Science Research Grant Application

Application Deadline: July 1, 2020

Purpose: “to promote: a) new biomedical research into the etiology, genetic and molecular mechanisms and treatment of CHARGE syndrome or b) new research into the medical diagnosis and treatment of CHARGE syndrome.  Both established and new investigators are encouraged to apply.  Proposals are for funding from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 and may be in any area of basic, translational or epidemiological research.  Preference will be given to investigators who are new to CHARGE research and/or to new projects with clear potential to lead to future funding from other agencies.”

Amount: Up to $50,000

 

Funding Agency: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Title: Chemistry of Indoor Environments

Application Deadline: Ongoing – submit letters of inquiry anytime.  Note, you must be invited in order to submit a full application. 

Purpose: “To grow a new field of scientific inquiry focused on understanding the fundamental chemistry taking place in indoor environments and how that chemistry is shaped by building attributes and human occupancy.”

Amount: Varies – see website for list of previous awards. 

 

Funding Agency: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Title: Economic Institutions, Behavior, and Performance

Application Deadline: Ongoing – submit letters of inquiry anytime.  Note, you must be invited in order to submit a full application. 

Purpose: “To support rigorous and objective research projects on U.S. economic structure, behavior, and performance whose findings inform and strengthen decision-making by regulators, policymakers, and the public.”

Amount: Varies – see website for list of previous awards. 

 

Funding Agency: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Title: Energy & Environment

Application Deadline: Ongoing – submit letters of inquiry anytime.  Note, you must be invited in order to submit a full application. 

Purpose: “To advance understanding about the economic, environmental, security, and policy trade-offs associated with the increased deployment of low- and no-carbon resources and technologies across the energy system and the resulting impacts on the quality of American life.”

Amount: Varies – see website for list of previous awards. 

 

Funding Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Title: Estimating Children’s Soil and Dust Ingestion Rates for Exposure Science

Application Deadline: August 5, 2020

Purpose: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is asking the scientific community to propose transdisciplinary research to develop or apply innovative approaches/methods to improve the estimates, better characterize the variability, and reduce the uncertainty concerning chemical exposures via soil and dust ingestion for children aged 6 months through 6 years.”

Amount: Up to a total of $1.35 million, including direct and indirect costs, with a maximum duration of 3 years. Cost-sharing is not required.

 

Funding Agency: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Fellowships Office

Title: NRC Research Associateship Programs

 Application Deadline: Quarterly – next due date August 1, 2020

 Purpose: “The NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U.S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  In the NRC Research Associateship Programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among a large group of Research Opportunities available through this website.”

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Health

Title: International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research

Application Deadline: Standard NIH Due Dates – October 5, 2020

Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for international collaborative research on drug abuse and drug addiction. Newly formed or well-established research teams consisting of investigators from U.S.-based institutions and researchers in other countries may propose state-of-the-science research that takes advantage of unique research opportunities in other countries, speeds scientific discovery, and advances U.S. health science.”

Amount: Typical of R01, amount is not limited, but must be reasonable; project period up to five years. 

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities

Application Deadline: July 16, 2020

Purpose: “Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at institutions of higher education by developing new humanities programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses, or by enhancing existing ones. Projects must be organized around a core topic or set of themes drawn from such areas of study in the humanities as history, philosophy, religion, literature, and composition and writing skills.”

Amount: $150,000; one – three years

 

Funding Agency: NASA

Title: ROSES 2020: Astrophysics Explorers U.S. Participating Investigators

Application Deadline: Mandatory Notices of Intent due August 3, 2020

Purpose: “This ROSES program element for Astrophysics Explorers U.S. Participating Investigators (APEX USPI) solicits proposals for Astrophysics Explorers investigations in which investigators participate as a Co-Investigator (Co-I) for an instrument, experiment, or technology demonstration that is being built and flown by a sponsor agency other than NASA.”

“This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA), Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – 2020, solicits basic and applied research in support of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). ROSES is an omnibus NRA, with many individual program elements, each with its own due dates and topics. All together these cover the wide range of basic and applied research and technology in space and Earth sciences supported by SMD.”

Amount: D.13 Astrophysics Explorers is $125,000 per year per investigator.

 

Funding Agency: ECMC Foundation

Title: Grants related to College Success and Career Readiness

Application Deadline: Rolling Letter of Intent

Purpose: “ECMC Foundation is a national foundation working to improve postsecondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds… Demand for funding has increased dramatically in the last several weeks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on postsecondary institutions and the students they serve.  As a result, we are giving priority to those requests that address the immediate challenges and opportunities arising from the pandemic. We are especially interested in those proposals that focus on implementing systemic reforms to increase college success and career readiness for students from underserved backgrounds.”

 

Funding Agency: USDA America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative

Title: Targeted Small Grants Program 2020 Request for Applications

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent (required) due July 10, 2020

Purpose: “grants for innovative fresh food retail and food system enterprises that seek to improve access to healthy food in underserved areas”

Amount: Between $20,000 - $200,000

  

Funding Agency: Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE)

Title: Faculty Funding Opportunities and Awards (around the research theme of Cell and Developmental Biology)

Application Deadline: Varies based on each funding opportunity

Purpose: “The purpose of the Kansas INBRE (K-INBRE) is to strengthen the ability of Kansas researchers to compete effectively for NIH funds by building a “critical mass” of junior and senior investigators, as well as undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows supported with cutting edge technology within a scientific research theme. The scientific research theme chosen for the K-INBRE is Cell and Developmental Biology.”

Amount: Varies based on each funding opportunity

  

Funding Agency: Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE)

Title: K-INBRE Faculty Bridging Award  Year 2020, Round 2

Application Deadline: Noon, August 3, 2020

Purpose: “A Bridging Grant provides interim support to help a project in Cell and Developmental Biology continue for an eligible investigator who has submitted a grant to NIH that was approved on the basis of scientific merit, but fell short of the funding range (applications with a score below the 40th percentile will be triaged). These funds should assist in providing data needed to submit a revised application to NIH.  The resources available have been earmarked exclusively to help an on-going project that has just missed the funding cut-off to keep momentum going until NIH funds are secured.”

Amount: Budgets for an R01 -$40,000/direct costs; Budgets for an R21 -$25,000/direct costs. F&A can be added as appropriate to your campus for F&A recovery. The earliest anticipated start date is October 1. Funds must be spent or encumbered by April 30, 2021. Awards are contingent on project approval from NIGMS and the availability of future funds from NIH/KBOR.

 

 Funding Agency: American Chemical Society (ACS)

Title: Global Innovation Imperatives (Gii) Applications are Now Open!

Application Deadline: July 15, 2020

Purpose: “The ACS Gii 2020 program is now accepting applications through July 15th. The Gii program provides funding to an ACS group to hold a multi-day research event to contribute to the resolution of global sustainability issues. Up to $20,000 USD in funding is available for projects completed in 2020. Due to COVID-19, all program activities must be virtual and/or comply with local pandemic regulations. For more information, visit www.acs.org/gii or email us at intlacts@acs.org.”

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING 

Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center: How to Engage with the AFRL Research Ecosystem

Friday, June 19, 2020

8:45 am – 12:00pm EDT

This LIVE virtual event is a great opportunity for university researchers and administrators to learn how do business with the Air Force Research Laboratory --- from basic to applied.  Hear real accounts of researchers who have successfully navigated the system and transitioned work to the commercial sector. Get tips and resources from subject matter experts on applying for funding and building lasting relationships in the research ecosystem!

Subscribe here

 

US Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Assistance Webinars

Watch Anytime

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for funding opportunities, BJA hosts a Grant Applicant Education Series of webinars and solicitation-specific webinars.  The webinar topics include: Preparing and applying for BJA opportunities, overview of BJA funding opportunities.

No registration is required.

 

 Kresge Foundation Webinar: Communicating Critical Messages During Challenging Times

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

4:00 – 5:30pm CST

Description: “Every day, we rely on the experience and expertise of public health officials to protect us from threats like COVID-19. But as the pandemic continues, health departments around the country face challenges in communicating critical messages to the people they serve. Join the Kresge Foundation … and learn tips for how public health officials can assess audience needs and create clear and compelling messages to reach and engage them during different stages of a crisis.”

More information and registration here.  

 

National Science Foundation CAREER Webinar

Watch Anytime

Description: “The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.”

Watch the pre-recorded webinar about the NSF CAREER program here.

 

 Health & Human Services Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Online Resources

Available Anytime

Description: “Explore all the ways you can engage and connect online with the HHS SBIR and STTR programs. Our suite of online resources and active social media presence make it easier to stay informed about the latest updates and events.”

HHS SBIR-STTR Engage and Connect Website

 

 Environmental Protection Agency Research Webinar Series

Available Anytime

Description: “We hold several monthly webinars dedicated to informing and training stakeholders and decision-makers about cutting-edge scientific research in order to provide assistance and solutions to environmental and public health issues.”  Upcoming topics include: Computational Toxicology Communities of Practice Webinars, Homeland Security Research Webinar Series, Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Webinar Series

EPA Research Webinar Series Website

 

Dell Technologies: University Research & HPC: Urgent Against COVID-19, Crucial for Discovery & Innovation

Thursday, June 25, 2020

11:00 AM PT

Description:  Join our panel of experts at top US research university high performance computing (HPC) centers to learn how the interdependence and impact of HPC and academic research continues to grow.

Register here

JULY 2020

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS  

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY UPWARD BOUND REGULAR PROGRAM IN COMMUNICATION

 PI/Department:  Richard Armstrong, Ed-Upward Bound Communication

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $287,537

 

DETERMINANTS OF SUPPORT FOR POPULISM IN LATIN AMERICA, 1998-2018 (URCA FY21)

PI/Department:  Dinorah Azpuru, Political Science

Sponsor:  Internal - University Research/Creative Projects (URCA) 

Amount:  $1,500

 

PROTECTIVE ANTIGEN TARGETING OF ANTIGEN PRESENTING CELLS IN VACCINATION (URCA)

PI/Department:  James Bann, Chemistry

Sponsor:  Internal - University Research/Creative Projects (URCA) 

Amount:  $4,500

 

SEDGWICK COUNTY CONSULTATION AGREEMENT (2020-2021)

PI/Department:  Andra Bannister, School of Criminal Justice

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County 

Amount:  $38,175

 

VALUE OF PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT AND FORM OF GOVERNMENT PUBLIC INFORMATION CAMPAIGN (HOME ACCT)

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

Sponsor:  Kansas Association of City/County Management

Amount:  $3,880

 

KANSAS HEALTH FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES SUPPORTING EARLY LITERACY (HOME ACCT)

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

Sponsor:  Opportunity Wichita Inc 

Amount:  $300,000

 

THE MYTH OF PRIMITIVE SOCIALISM

PI/Department:  Crystal Dozier, Anthropology

Sponsor:  Institute for Humane Studies

Amount:  $2,500

 

COVID-19 PPE RESPONSE GRANT AWARD FROM BCBS OF KANSAS

PI/Department:  Robert Gerlach, Tech Transfer & Commercialization

Sponsor:  Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship 

Amount:  $37,000

  

COVID-19 PPE RESPONSE GRANT AWARD FROM BCBS OF KANSAS (IN KIND SERVICES)

PI/Department:  Robert Gerlach, Tech Transfer & Commercialization

Sponsor:  Mid-America Mfg Tech Ctr 

Amount:  $7,500

 

EFFECT OF MIDWIFE LED TELEPHONE SUPPORT OR POSTPARTUM GROUP ATTENDANCE ON MENTAL HEALTH IN POSTPARTUM WOMEN (ARC)

PI/Department:  Jamie Harrington, School of Nursing

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC)

Amount:  $3,784

 

DEVELOPMENT OF A SMART REHABILITATION SYSTEM USING A  ROBOTIC EXOSKELETON AND WEARABLE SENSORS (ARC)

PI/Department:  Hongsheng He, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC) 

Amount:  $3,784

 

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

PI/Department:  Gregory Houseman, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $9,400

 

ONLINE TRIAL STUDY JULY 2020 (HOME ACCT)

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $6,500

 

EXOSKELETON OVERHEAD DRILLING PHASE 2

PI/Department:  Michael Jorgensen, Biomedical Engineering

Sponsor:  Spirit Aerosystems INC 

Amount:  $57,100

 

EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH: DEEP LEARNING BASED APPROACHES FOR PROTEIN-POST TRANSLATIONAL MODIFICATION SITE PREDICTION

PI/Department:  Dukka KC, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  North Carolina A&T State University / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $195,608

 

DISPOSABLE STETHESCOPE PROJECT (HOME ACCT)

PI/Department:  Nancy Kersenbrock, Instit Interdisciplinary Creativity

Sponsor:  Innovative Federal Operations Group, Inc.

Amount:  $7,000

 

INTEGRATION OF HUMAN FACTORS WITH THE AUTOMATION OF ROBOT-BASED UPPER-LIMB REHABILITATIONS

PI/Department:  Lisa Kline, Psychology

Sponsor:  Regional Institute on Aging

Amount:  $25,000

 

HIGHLY STRETCHABLE, HYSTERESIS-FREE PIEZORESISTIVE PRESSURE SENSOR USING A RAPID AND COST-EFFECTIVE DIRECT INK WRITING TECHNIQUE (URCA)

PI/Department:  Yongkuk Lee, Biomedical Engineering

Sponsor:  Internal - University Research/Creative Projects (URCA)

Amount:  $4,500

 

THE KANSAS NASA EPSCOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT (RID) PROGRAM YEAR 1 AUGMENTATION

PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $150,000

 

QUANTUM-ASSISTED REAL-TIME PROGNOSTICS AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT (ARC)

PI/Department:  Saideep Nannapaneni, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC)

Amount:  $3,784

 

RING-OPENING METATHESIS POLYMERIZATION - AMENDMENT #1

PI/Department:  Coleen Pugh, Chemistry

Sponsor:  Entegris, Inc. 

Amount:  $10,903

  

ELECTRODEPOSITION OF NANOCRYSTALLINE COATING ON ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED PARTS FOR ENHANCED STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE

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

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $480,052

 

THE 8 FRONT DOORS PROJECT: EVALUATING NEIGHBORHOOD SOCIAL CAPITAL INTERVENTION IN SOUTH CENTRAL WICHITA (URCA)

 PI/Department:  Daria Shamrova, School of Social Work

Sponsor:  Internal - University Research/Creative Projects (URCA)

Amount:  $4,474

  

INVISIBLE CITIES: POEMS OF THE JEWISH DIASPORA (ARC)

PI/Department:  Samuel Taylor, English

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC)

Amount:  $3,120

 

EMERGING MATERIALS FOR HIGH-SPEED MISSILE APPLICATION

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Technology International / Department of Defense

Amount:  $1,600,000

 

KART PROJECT #2 FY21

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

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce

Amount:  $5,000,000

 

KART PROJECT FY21

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

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce

Amount:  $5,000,000

 

INSPECTION AND FRACTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS TO DEVELOP A DIGITAL TWIN FOR A B1 AIRCRAFT

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

Sponsor:  National Center for Manufacturing Sciences / Department of Defense

Amount:  $416,000

 

AN OPTIMAL CONTROL STRATEGY FOR FLEXIBLE SATCOM TERMINAL MANAGEMENT (URCA)

PI/Department:  John Watkins, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Internal - University Research/Creative Projects (URCA)

Amount:  $4,500

 

3 SUMMER VISTA ASSOCIATES WITH CHILDREN FIRST

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Children First CEO Kansas Inc

Amount:  $2,600

 

KDHE CHILDHOOD LEAD POISONING PREVENTION PROGRAM (CLPPP)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $29,000

 

PROJECT TEAM COACHING - HOME ACCT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  HealthCore Clinic 

Amount:  $3,025

 

FOURTH AMENDMENT TO KANSAS SYSTEM OF A CARE AGREEMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $185,033

 

SUMMER VISTA ASSOCIATE WITH PEACE CONNECTIONS (HOME ACCT)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Peace Connections

Amount:  $1,300

 

AGREEMENT FOR PROVISION OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES (HOME ACCT)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County 

Amount:  $49,999

 

VISTA WITH STAFFORD COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (DEVON WILSON)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Stafford County Economic Development, Inc. 

Amount:  $6,000

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 

Focused Funding Opportunities

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

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NSF EPSCoR

Title: Internal Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: White papers will be due September 1, 2020; Full proposals (by invite only) will be due November 16, 2020.

Purpose: In summer 2021, Kansas NSF EPSCoR will submit a Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 proposal to the National Science Foundation.  Details will be announced by this Friday, July 17, 2020 regarding the general theme for internal proposals that will make up key components of this multi-million dollar/multi-year (up to $20 million over five years) multi-institutional request to NSF.  Friday’s announcement will include details on Q&A Zoom Sessions that will be held at noon on July 24 and August 13.   White papers on major initiatives to improve research infrastructure will be due to the KS NSF EPSCoR office September 1, 2020, with full proposals, by invitation only, due November 16, 2020.

Amount: $20 million over five years

 

Funding Agency: American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Title: American Fellowships

Application Deadline: Open August 1 – November 1, 2020

Purpose: “AAUW American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.” 

Amount: $6,000-$30,000

 

Funding Agency: American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Title: Career Development Grants

Application Deadline: Open August 1 – November 15, 2020

Purpose: “Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 2015. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation and dependent care.”

Amount: $2,000-$12,000

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: APF Visionary Grant

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

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

Amount: $20,000 over one year

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: Wayne F. Placek Grants

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

Purpose: “The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research to increase the general public's understanding of homosexuality and sexual orientation, and to alleviate the stress that lesbian women, gay men, bisexual women, bisexual men and transgender individuals experience in this and future civilizations. Since 1995, the Placek Fund has granted more than $1 million. The Wayne F. Placek Grant encourages research that addresses the following topics:  Heterosexuals' attitudes and behaviors toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, including prejudice, discrimination and violence. Family and workplace issues relevant to LGBT people. Special concerns of sectors of the LGBT population that have historically been underrepresented in scientific research.”

Amount: $9,000

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford Grant

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021

Purpose: “The Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford Grant will provide up to $1,500 to support innovative work to support graduate students and early career researchers conducting work focusing on the understanding, prevention and/or treatment of the consequences of exposure to traumatic events such as sexual assault, sexual harassment and/or rape.”

Amount: $1,500

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants

Application Deadline: November 1, 2020

Purpose: “Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans (LGBT) people face many challenges in forming, defining and maintaining families.  This program seeks to encourage the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy through its support of promising young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward issues in this general area.  Preference is given to advanced students who have demonstrated their commitment to this area through their dissertation research plans.”

Amount: $10,000

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: SuperLab Research Grants

Application Deadline: October 15, 2020

Purpose: “The SuperLab Research Grant provides one undergraduate and one graduate student the SuperLab computer software which aids in conducting cognitive psychology research. The SuperLab software allows researchers to have immense flexibility when building experiments that rely on programming and it excels in collecting reaction time and other data during experiments.”

  

Funding Agency: Retirement Research Foundation

Title: Research Grants

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021

Purpose: “RRF funds research that seeks to identify interventions, policies and practices to improve the well-being of older adults and/or their caregivers. Preference is given to projects aimed at generating practical knowledge and guidance that can be used by advocates, policy-makers, providers, and the aging network. Of particular interest are: Interventional trials; translational studies; and health services and policy research, Projects that build on the investigator’s past studies, Proposals that include robust dissemination plans, if appropriate, to assure that findings reach audiences positioned to act on them.”

Amount: “Applicants are encouraged to develop realistic budgets that include all expenses needed to effectively implement their projects.”  Previous awards

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Disaster Resilience Research Grants (DRRG)

Application Deadline: August 14, 2020

Purpose: “Every year, communities across the United States suffer significant disasters from natural hazards, including droughts, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, and other natural hazards. While these sorts of adverse events cannot be eradicated, their consequences can be less disastrous if communities reduce their vulnerabilities and increase their resilience.  Scientific and engineering research can contribute significantly to disaster resilience by revealing fundamental principles with implications for actions that can improve the nation’s disaster resilience. This solicitation, therefore, seeks to catalyze research into disaster-resilience relevant phenomena in support of improved, science-based measures or mechanisms for improved resilience, including improved planning, policy, decisions, design, codes, and standards or other relevant mechanisms.”

Amount: $200,000-$400,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Application Deadline: August 26, 2020

Purpose: “The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program. This solicitation features two mechanisms for support of student research: (1) REU Sites are based on independent proposals to initiate and conduct projects that engage a number of students in research. REU Sites may be based in a single discipline or academic department or may offer interdisciplinary or multi-department research opportunities with a coherent intellectual theme. Proposals with an international dimension are welcome. (2) REU Supplements may be included as a component of proposals for new or renewal NSF grants or cooperative agreements or may be requested for ongoing NSF-funded research projects. Undergraduate student participants in either REU Sites or REU Supplements must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.”

Amount: Total project costs--including all direct costs and indirect costs--are generally expected not to exceed $1,350 per student per week. However, projects that involve exceptional circumstances, such as international activities, field work in remote locations, a Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) component, etc., may exceed this limit.

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

Title: 1M Dollar International Quantum U Tech Accelerator

Application Deadline: August 4, 2020 (White Papers)

Purpose: “As part of Innovare Advancement Center’s global launch, it is announcing the Million Dollar International Quantum U Tech Accelerator, which is open to university proposers, both nationally and internationally. Interested participants will have an opportunity to submit a 1-2 page white paper to pitch at the virtual event taking place from September 1-3, 2020.  Pitches will cover one of four distinct tracks: Communication, Computing, Sensing, or Timing, which all represent critical areas for AFRL, and will help advance the center’s mission to build a magnetic ecosystem in which the world’s leading scientific and entrepreneurial talent tackle the greatest challenges to national security and economic competitiveness.”

Amount: $75,000 per grant

 

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

Title: Making Health Care Safer in Ambulatory Care Settings and Long Term Care Facilities (R18)

Application Deadline: Standard Due Dates; next due date September 25, 2020

Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will fund large research demonstration and implementation projects that pertain to ambulatory care settings and long term care facilities with a focus on implementing evidence-based processes to improve patient safety, especially those involving transitions in care.  AHRQ is interested in studies in these two settings that develop, utilize, and evaluate strategies to implement existing measures, metrics, tools or practices that have already been validated and have been shown to be efficacious in improving patient safety sites.”

Amount: $450,000 per year for up to three years 

 

Funding Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Defense Sciences Office (DSO)

Title: Broad Agency Announcement

Application Deadline: Proposals may be submitted on a rolling basis until June 11, 2021

Purpose: “The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is to identify and create the next generation of scientific discovery by pursuing high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and transforming these initiatives into disruptive technologies for U.S. national security. In support of this mission, the DSO Office-wide BAA invites proposers to submit innovative basic or applied research concepts or studies and analysis proposals that address one or more of the following technical thrust areas: (1) Frontiers in Math, Computation and Design, (2) Limits of Sensing and Sensors, (3) Complex Social Systems, and (4) Anticipating Surprise.”

Amount: Multiple awards are anticipated; however, the level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined and will depend on the scope and quality of the proposals received, as well as the availability of funds.

  

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25)

Application Deadlines: July 24, 2020; June 24, 2021; June 24, 2022

Purpose: “With ESTEEMED, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) focuses on early preparation for undergraduate students in bioengineering or STEM fields relevant to bioengineering, such as engineering or the physical/computational sciences, which play key roles in biomedical technologies and innovation. Participants should be from diverse backgrounds and interested in ultimately pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree and a research career integrating engineering and the physical sciences with medicine and biology. The program activities will begin in the summer before the freshman year and continue through the summer following the sophomore year. At that time, participants will be expected to enter an honors program that prepares high-achieving STEM students for doctoral programs in biomedical research fields. Therefore, only institutions with a federally or institutionally funded honors program that is open to students in the junior and senior years and that promotes STEM and entrance into a Ph.D. program are eligible to apply.”

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

  

Funding Agency: US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Title: Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Initiative

Application Deadline: August 31, 2020

Purpose: “Up to $60 million in Federal Funding to provide grants to eligible entities to develop model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. (23 U.S.C. 503(c)(4)(A)). Partnership with the private sector or public agencies, including multimodal and multijurisdictional entities, research institutions, organizations representing transportation and technology leaders, or other transportation stakeholders, is encouraged. Typically, a consortium is a meaningful arrangement with all members involved in planning the overall direction of the group’s activities and participating in most aspects of the group; the consortium is a long-term relationship intended to last the full life of the grant. Any application submitted by a sole research or academic institution and that is not part of a consortium will not be considered for selection.”

Amount: Up to $12 million.  Requires Cost Match.

  

Funding Agency: National Institute for Health Care Research

Title: Investigator-Initiated Research Grants

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due July 20, 2020

Purpose: “To support innovative health services research that will advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. Studies must have strong potential to yield insights that can be used to have a positive impact on the U.S. health care system by improving efficiency, quality, access to care, preparedness or equity. Studies involving direct patient care or clinical, bench science research are not relevant for this solicitation.”

Amount: Depends on applications received.

  

Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Title: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP)

Application Deadline: October 6, 2020

Purpose: “The purpose of this program is to support innovative, community-based initiatives to improve the health status of infants, children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to preventive care and services.”

Amount: Up to $50,000 per year.  Cost Match is required. 

 

Funding Agency: Pfizer, Inc.

Title: Pfizer’s Competitive Grants Program

Application Deadline: Varies by opportunity

Purpose: “Pfizer supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies.”

Amount: Varies by opportunity

  

Funding Agency: US Department of Agriculture-NIFA Sun Grant Program – SouthCentral Region

Title: Request for Applications

Application Deadline: Required Pre-Proposals due August 15, 2020

Purpose: “Authorized by Congress in 2004, the Sun Grant Program (SGP) is a national network of landgrant universities working in collaboration with national laboratories and government agencies, partnering to build a biobased economy. Sun Grant institutions are charged with making significant advances in biobased industries for the benefit of America's independent farmers, rural communities, and the public-at-large. The primary goal of the SGP is to address national energy needs and establish a national bioeconomy through coordinated regional research, education, and Extension activities focused on agriculture and forest-based fuels, products (chemicals and materials) and power.”

Amount: $342,230 over 36 months

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-16, 2020

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 16, 2020

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry – Sept 1-30, 2020 or Oct 1-Nov 2, 2020

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 18, 2020

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 8, 2020

Division of Materials Research – Oct 1-Nov 2, 2020

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – Aug 27, 2020 and Jan 28

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

Centers for Chemical Innovation – Phase I Preliminary Proposal Aug 11

Civic Innovation Challenge – Phase I Aug 3

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

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 25, 2020

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) – Aug 26, 2020

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science – Sept 30, 2020

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Sept 16, 2020 and Mar 10, 2021

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Aug 5, 2020 and Jan 13, 2021

Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) – Aug 11, 2020

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

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

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

***LIMITED***

Title: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

Application Deadline: Internal Due Date: August 14, 2020 – Noon // LOI: October 5, 2020 // Full Proposal:  January 26, 2021

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NSF is continuing to offer opportunities to propose an NSF INCLUDES Alliance that has the potential to substantially broaden the participation of individuals from underrepresented and underserved groups in STEM, especially in STEM fields that lack diversity. Alliances use lessons learned, promising practices, evidence-based mechanisms, the science of broadening participation, and the research and evaluations from past and present efforts related to broadening participation in STEM. Alliances bring together programs, people, organizations, technologies, and institutions to achieve results at scale, provide new research, and leverage NSF’s broadening participation investments. Each Alliance is committed to collectively achieving common goals through a well-defined set of common objectives.”

Amount: $1,000,000-$2,000,000 per year for five years

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

 EDUCATION/TRAINING  

Jumpstart Grantsmanship Webinar Series

Two sessions remain in this Summer 2020 series:

July 21, 2020- Institutional Capacity
July 28, 2020- Open Session for Discussion

2:00pm – 3:00pm CST

The remaining webinar topics include: Institutional Capacity and Open Sessions for Discussion

Register Here for HSI Webinars

 

US Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Assistance Webinars

Watch Anytime

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for funding opportunities, BJA hosts a Grant Applicant Education Series of webinars and solicitation-specific webinars.  The webinar topics include: Preparing and applying for BJA opportunities, overview of BJA funding opportunities.

No registration is required.

 

National Science Foundation CAREER Webinar

Watch Anytime

Description: “The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.”

Watch the pre-recorded webinar about the NSF CAREER program here.

 

Health & Human Services Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Online Resources

Available Anytime

Description: “Explore all the ways you can engage and connect online with the HHS SBIR and STTR programs. Our suite of online resources and active social media presence make it easier to stay informed about the latest updates and events.”

HHS SBIR-STTR Engage and Connect Website

 

Environmental Protection Agency Research Webinar Series

Available Anytime

Description: “We hold several monthly webinars dedicated to informing and training stakeholders and decision-makers about cutting-edge scientific research in order to provide assistance and solutions to environmental and public health issues.”  Upcoming topics include: Computational Toxicology Communities of Practice Webinars, Homeland Security Research Webinar Series, Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Webinar Series

EPA Research Webinar Series Website

 

Free CITI Program Webinar: Importance of Peer Review and Data Validation in Research

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

1:00pm CST

This webinar will discuss the ethical responsibilities of researchers publishing data critical for the safety and well-being of the people around the world.

Register Here – note registrations are limited to first 100 people.

AUGUST 2020

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS 

NAPS GRANT AGREEMENT

PI/Department:  Visvakumar Aravinthan, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Amount:  $15,000

 

CITY OF BEL AIRE COMPENSATION STUDY

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

Sponsor:  City of Bel Aire

Amount:  $8,860

 

SHE MOVED THE PRAIRIE: A DANCE FILM FOCUSED ON EARLY 20TH CENTURY EMBODIED WORK PATTERNS OF KANSAS FEMALE FARMERS

PI/Department:  Cheyla Clawson, School of Performing Arts

Sponsor:  Internal - University Research/Creative Projects (URCA) 

Amount:  $3,884

 

REGIONAL JOURNALISM COLLABORATION KANSAS 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, K M U W

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

Amount:  $49,305

 

K-INBRE CAMPUS COORDINATOR AWARD (CCA)

PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $14,800

 

K-INBRE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OFFICE (URO)

PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $51,800

 

MONNAT VIDEO

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered 

Amount:  $2,000

 

WEB-BASED TRAINING APPLICATIONS - FY 2021 RENEWAL

PI/Department:  Amy Jones, Ennovar/T3

Sponsor:  State of Missouri 

Amount:  $18,750

 

SMART WIRELESS, FLEXIBLE HYBRID ELECTRONICS FOR FALL RISK MONITORING

PI/Department:  Yongkuk Lee, Biomedical Engineering

Sponsor:  Regional Institute on Aging 

Amount:  $25,000

 

DOLLAR GENERAL LITERACY FOUNDATION SUMMER READING PROGRAM GRANT

PI/Department:  Karissa Marble-Flint, Health Professions Dean's Office

Sponsor:  Dollar General Literacy Foundation 

Amount:  $3,000

 

COLLISION SAFETY ANALYSIS

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  MITRE Corporation / Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $435,240

 

CORRELATION BETWEEN EFFECTS OF DEFECTS ON STATIC AND DYNAMIC STRENGTH BEHAVIOR OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $150,000

 

PERFORMANCE OF FATIGUE TESTS OF DOGBONE COUPONS FABRICATED BY NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

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

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

Amount:  $8,000

 

IMPROVEMENTS OF FLIGHT INSPECTION ANTENNA MODELING AND SIMULATION ADMINISTRATION

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $10,000

 

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT YEAR 5

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $155,837

 

UAS COMBAT FLIGHT INSPECTION PROJECT PLAN ADMINISTRATION

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $3,000

 

UAS CLUSTER INITIATIVE / SBIR ROAD TOUR SPONSORSHIP

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Strategic Initiatives Aerospace

Sponsor:  Development Capital Networks, LLC / Small Business Administration

Amount:  $1,000

 

INSPECTION AND TEARDOWN OF AGED IN-SERVICE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $500,000

 

INSPECTION AND FRACTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS TO DEVELOP A DIGITAL TWIN FOR A B1 AIRCRAFT

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

Sponsor:  National Center for Manufacturing Sciences / Department of Defense

Amount:  $18,335,268

 

INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION PROGRAM

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, FirePoint Innovations-Aerospace

Sponsor:  US Army Research Office 

Amount:  $250,000

 

ADVANCING AM POST-PROCESSING TECHNIQUES

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

Sponsor:  Auburn University / National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining

Amount:  $42,947

 

EMERGING MATERIALS FOR HIGH-SPEED MISSILE APPLICATION MOD 5

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Technology International / Department of Defense

Amount:  $11,000,000

 

EMERGING MATERIALS FOR HIGH-SPEED MISSILE APPLICATIONS MOD 6

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Technology International / Department of Defense

Amount:  $101,045

 

RESIN INFUSED FIBER REINFORCED MATERIALS GUIDANCE FOR AIRCRAFT DESIGN AND CERTIFICATION

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $600,000

 

EMERGING METALLIC STRUCTURES TECHNOLOGY (EMST) - TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT AND RESEARCH ROADMAP

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $160,026

 

CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE MATERIALS GUIDANCE FOR AIRCRAFT DESIGN AND CERTIFICATION

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $500,000

 

COMPOSITES MATERIALS HANDBOOK - 17 (CMH-17)

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $125,000

 

DEVELOPMENT AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT OF COMPOSITE CERTIFICATION GUIDANCE

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $180,000

 

ADMINISTRATION OF THE CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR COMPOSITES AND ADVANCED MATERIALS (CECAM)

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $75,000

 

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

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Technology International / Department of Defense

Amount:  $80,000

 

KANSAS STATE OPIOID RESPONSE SUB-GRANT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  DCCCA Inc. / Substance Abuse-Mntl Health Srv Adm

Amount:  $348,820

 

CEI KDHE COVID19 AGREEMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment-Kansas 

Amount:  $72,600

 

AMERICORPS MEMBERS WITH RAINBOWS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Rainbows United INC 

Amount:  $4,000

 

AMERICORPS MEMBERS WITH CHILDREN FIRST

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Children First CEO Kansas Inc 

Amount:  $6,000

 

AMERICORPS MEMBERS WITH LEGACY

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Legacy Ministries, Inc.

Amount:  $6,000

 

RILEY COUNTY NEEDS ASSESSMENT INTERACTIVE REPORT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Flint Hills Wellness Coalition 

Amount:  $4,000

 

SUMMER VISTA ASSOCIATE WITH RAINBOWS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Rainbows United INC 

Amount:  $1,300

 

VISTA WITH ALTERNATIVE GIFTS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Alternative Gifts, International 

Amount:  $6,000

 

VISTA WITH GOODLIFE OLATHE

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  GoodLife Innovation, Inc.

Amount:  $4,000

 

VISTA WITH STEPMC

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  McPherson County Community Foundation 

Amount:  $6,000

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Focused Funding Opportunities

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

 

Funding Agency: The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Title: Public Educational Media

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due August 28, 2020

Purpose: “Film and television grants are typically provided to non-profit production companies or public media stations for programs that have a firm commitment to national distribution. While projects funded by the Foundations concern a variety of subjects, supported programs typically focus on science or history, or have American youth as a primary audience.  Note that while the Foundations support work in all of these areas, open submission requests are considered ONLY for film and television productions.”

Amount: “Film and television grants typically range from $100,000 to $300,000 although the Foundations will consider larger requests. Grants can support projects that span multi-years.”

 

Funding Agency: Amgen Scientific Grants

Title: Competitive Grant Program in Migraine Research

Application Deadline: August 31, 2020

Purpose: “Amgen is delighted to announce the launch of the Competitive Grant Program in Migraine Research, which will provide an opportunity for early career investigators in the United States to compete for individual grants of US$50,000–150,000 for novel research proposals that seek to advance the medical knowledge of migraine. The program is limited to proposals from early career investigators (interns, residents, headache medicine fellows, and healthcare professionals within 5 years of completion of training) based in the United States and requires a letter of recommendation from their department or laboratory head.”

Amount: $50,000-$150,000

 

Funding Agency: Massage Therapy Foundation

Title: Research Grants

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due September 1, 2020 at 4pm CST. 

Purpose: “Massage Therapy Foundation Research Support Grants and Research Awards are awarded to individuals or teams conducting studies that promise to advance our understanding of specific therapeutic applications of massage, public perceptions of and attitudes toward massage therapy, and the role of massage therapy in health care delivery.  MTF research grants support high quality, independent research that contributes to the basic science of massage therapy application, including applied research investigating massage therapy as a health/mental health treatment and/or prevention modality. The research grant is available to investigators who have experience in the relevant field of research, and are presently associated with a university, independent research organization, or other institution qualified to act as Sponsoring Organization.”

Amount: $30,000-$300,000

 

Funding Agency: WITH Foundation (WITH) and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry

Title: Addressing the Challenges Primary Care Providers experience in serving Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities during Pandemic and/or Emergency Situations.

Application Deadline: September 3, 2020

Purpose: “This is an invitation for collaborative proposals that focus on projects that address the challenges Primary Care Providers experience in serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities during pandemic and/or emergency situations. Proposals should use one of the following approaches: 1) Educational materials: Develop additional educational resources related to pandemic and/or emergency response for Primary Care Providers who serve adults with I/DD; 2) Implementation: Supports implementation of service delivery models, i.e. projects that support community-based PCPs in providing care to adults with I/DD during pandemic and/or emergency situations; 3) Research: Supports regional or national research related to Primary Care Providers who serve adults with I/DD role during pandemic and emergency situations; A secondary goal of this RFP is to foster new partnerships or significantly enhance existing partnerships between disability organizations, self-advocates, community organizations, and healthcare providers.”

Amount: $50,000 over one year

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Public Humanities Projects

Application Deadline: September 8, 2020

Purpose: “The Public Humanities Projects program supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences through in-person programming.  Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history.  Public Humanities Projects supports projects in three program categories (Exhibitions, Historic Places, and Humanities Discussions), and at two funding levels (Planning and Implementation). Regardless of proposed activity, NEH encourages applicants to explore humanities ideas through multiple formats.  Proposed projects may include complementary components: for example, a museum exhibition might be accompanied by a website or mobile app.”

Amount: $75,000 (Planning), $400,000 (Implementation)

 

Funding Agency: Sony

Title: Sony Research Award Program

Application Deadline: September 15, 2020

Purpose: “As part of one of the world's most innovative and recognizable brands, we are committed to support university research and innovation in the U.S., Canada, and select European countries, while also fostering partnerships with university faculty and researchers. The Sony Research Award Program provides funding for cutting-edge academic research and helps build a collaborative relationship between faculty and Sony researchers.”

Amount: $100,000 - $150,000 per year

 

Funding Agency: Learning Disabilities Foundation of America

Title: Grants

Application Deadline: September 15, 2020

Purpose: “Applications must be for projects which conform to the mission of the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America by responding to an unmet need in the field of learning disabilities. Funds are granted for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes or for the identification, ongoing evaluation, education of and services for children and adults with learning disabilities. Examples of project areas that fall within this philosophy: 1) Innovative research into the causes, the prevention and/or the alleviation of learning disabilities; 2) Distinctive public awareness programs to advance public understanding of the needs of persons with learning disabilities; 3) Innovative programs to advance the achievement of persons with learning disabilities, increase the support skills of their families, support academic and professional advisors, and enhance the understanding of learning disabilities by their colleagues and employer.”

Amount: Not Specified.

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Archaeological and Ethnographic Field Research

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Purpose: This is a new funding opportunity at NEH.  “The Archaeological and Ethnographic Field Research program makes awards to institutions and organizations conducting empirical field research to answer significant questions in the humanities. Archaeology and ethnography are important methodologies utilized by many disciplines across the humanities and social sciences that provide observational and experiential data on human history and culture.  Archaeological methods may include field survey and field-based remote sensing, documentation or visualization, and/or excavations in support of answering research questions in all aspects of the human past, including but not limited to ancient studies, anthropology, art history, classical studies, regional studies, epigraphy, and other related disciplines. Ethnographic methods may include participant observation, surveys and interviews, and documentation or recording in pursuit of research questions in anthropology, ethnolinguistics, oral history, ethnomusicology, performance studies, folklore studies, and related disciplines.”

Amount: $150,000 over three years

 

Funding Agency: Cigna

Title: Healthier Kids For Our Future --- Food Insecurity Grant Application

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Purpose: “We are looking for programs that attempt to address”… “gaps in delivering food and nutritional education to children.”

Amount: Unknown – up to $25 million total funding available over five years

 

Funding Agency: Cigna

Title: Healthier Kids For Our Future --- Mental Health Grant Application

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Purpose: “Our goal is to supplement existing mental health programming and help close gaps both within and outside the school environment to address loneliness, anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention. We will fund programs that foster collaboration between stakeholders including school administrators and teachers, clinicians, and local and national nonprofits to address mental health and emotional well-being challenges for children.  Partners are encouraged to leverage one or more of the following evidence-based programs:  Trauma Informed Practices (TIPS), Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).”

Amount: Unknown – up to $25 million total funding available over five years

 

Funding Agency: NASA in Kansas

Title: Teacher Workshop Program Proposals

Application Deadline: October 1, 2020

Purpose: “The NASA Kansas Space Grant Consortium (KSGC) Teaching Workshop Program supports the development and implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educator workshops.  NASA is especially interested in to helping teachers bring NASA relevant material and content into middle-school classrooms.  KSGC affiliate proposals are completely awarded by peer review. These awards of $15,000 each are anticipated. Affiliates must identify a $1 commitment for every NASA dollar requested (use of federal matching funds is not allowed). For a copy of the Teacher Workshop RFP, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact the NASA in Kansas office at nasainkansas@wichita.edu. Consult NASA’s Education website for additional helpful information. The NASA in Kansas office, located on the Wichita State University campus, is one home of the Kansas Space Grant Consortium (KSGC) and Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP).”

Amount: $15,000 with dollar to dollar match required.

 

Funding Agency: United States Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo

Title: CommunityWINS

Application Deadline: October 9, 2020

Purpose: “The CommunityWINSTM grant program, a collaboration between USCM and Wells Fargo, is aimed at addressing the housing affordability crisis including transitional housing, rentals, and homeownership projects and programs.”

Amount: Varies based on population size.

 

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

Title: Health Information Technology (IT) to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes (R21)

Application Deadline: Standard Due Dates, next deadline October 16, 2020

Purpose: “This FOA issued by AHRQ invites grant applications for funding to conduct exploratory and developmental research grants (R21) for projects in the early and conceptual stages of development that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology (IT) improves health care quality and outcomes.”

Amount: $300,000 over two years

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI)

Application Deadline: October 28, 2020

Purpose: “The Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) umbrella program seeks to enable funding opportunities that are flexible and responsive to the evolving and emerging needs in cyberinfrastructure (CI). This program continues the CSSI program by removing the distinction between software and data elements/framework implementations, and instead emphasizing integrated CI services, quantitative metrics with targets for delivery and usage of these services, and community creation.  The CSSI umbrella program anticipates two classes of awards: 1) Elements: These awards target small groups that will create and deploy robust services for which there is a demonstrated need, and that will advance one or more significant areas of science and engineering. 2) Framework Implementations: These awards target larger, interdisciplinary teams organized around the development and application of services aimed at solving common research problems faced by NSF researchers in one or more areas of science and engineering, and resulting in a sustainable community framework providing CI services to a diverse community or communities.”

Amount: Up to $11,000,000 is expected to be available for Elements awards, and up to $22,000,000 is expected to be available for Framework Implementations awards, subject to the availability of funds.  Up to 25 Elements awards, and up to 10 Framework Implementations awards are anticipated, subject to the availability of funds and quality of proposals received.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program

Application Deadline: November 4, 2020

Purpose: “The Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training. The program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.  IGE focuses on projects aimed at piloting, testing, and validating innovative and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education.  IGE projects are intended to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. The program supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches.  The program addresses both workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. Strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic partners are encouraged. As a special emphasis under this solicitation, IGE seeks proposals that will result in a single cooperative agreement for the development and implementation of an IGE Innovation Acceleration Hub. The Hub will facilitate IGE awardee communications about research activities and outcomes and provide a platform for external stakeholder engagement. Only Hub proposals submitted to the November 2020 deadline will be considered for funding.”

Amount: $300,000 - $500,000 for IGE projects; $1,000,000 over five years for the IGE Innovation Acceleration Hub.

 

Funding Agency: Biogen Grants Management & Strategic Giving

Title: General Grants

Application Deadline: Ongoing, quarterly basis

Purpose: “Biogen considers requests across a variety of disease areas including: Alzheimer’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Ophthalmology, Parkinson’s Disease and Spinal Muscular Atrophy.” 

In addition to general grants, Biogen also provides grants in the areas of Medical Education, Patient Education and Professional and Scientific Development. 

Amount: Unknown

 

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

Title: Summer Stipends

Application Deadline: September 23, 2020 (for start date of May 1, 2021); Please note, WSU is limited to two nominations of Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty.  If you wish to receive a nomination please notify proposals@wichita.edu of your intent to apply by Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 12 Noon so that an internal competition may be held if necessary.  Others who are non-tenured or non-tenure-track may apply on their own without limitation if they meet the other eligibility criteria.  

Purpose: “Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.  NEH funds may support recipients’ compensation, travel, and other costs related to the proposed scholarly research.”

Amount: $6,000 for two months

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: Housing and Urban Development

Title: FY 2020 and FY 2021 Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program Notice of Funding Availability

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one proposal, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Monday, August 17th at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Full Application (if selected) to be due September 21, 2021.

Purpose: Community Compass Eligible Activities include: Needs Assessments, Direct Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Engagements, Development and Maintenance of Tools and Products, Self-Directed and Group Learning, Knowledge Management, Data Analysis, Reporting and Performance Management and more. 

Amount: $20 Million, three-year project period

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: Greenwall Foundation

Title: Faculty Scholars Program Request for Proposals 2020-2021

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one letter of intent, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Friday, August 21st at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Letters of Intent will be due September 21, 2020 with Full Applications (if invited) to be due January 11, 2021.

Purpose: “The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. It supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical, biomedical, and public health decision-making, policy, and practice, and creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by Scholars and Alumni/ae.”

Amount: “The award supports 50 percent of a Scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years, up to the NIH salary cap, with 10 percent institutional costs for the salary and benefits. This funding is intended to ensure that at least 50 percent of the Scholar’s time is devoted to bioethics research. In addition, the Foundation provides $5,000 each year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs are provided for these items).”

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency:  Constellation Energy Group

Title: E2 Energy to Educate Grants

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one proposal, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Friday, August 21st at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Full Application (if selected) to be due October 1, 2020.

Purpose: “Through the E2 Energy to EducateSM grant program, Constellation offers students in grades 6-12 and college opportunities to experience problem-solving today’s and tomorrow’s energy challenges. Grant funds support projects designed to enhance students’ understanding of science and technology, and inspire them to think differently about energy.”

Amount: $50,000

 

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

Title: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one proposal, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Friday, August 21st at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Full Application (if selected) to be due October 9, 2020.

Purpose: “This program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The information associated with various collections of organisms, such as geographic, paleogeographic and stratigraphic distribution, environmental habitat data, phenology, information about associated organisms, collector field notes, and tissues and molecular data extracted from the specimens, is a rich resource providing the baseline from which to further biodiversity research and provide critical information about existing gaps in our knowledge of life on earth. The national resource is structured at three levels: a central coordinating organization, a series of thematic networks based on an important research theme, and the physical collections. The national resource builds upon a sizable existing national investment in curation of the physical objects in scientific collections and contributes vitally to scientific research and technology interests in the United States. It will become an invaluable tool in understanding contemporary biological issues and challenges.”

Amount: Anticipated $10,000,000 to be spread across up to 12 awards

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: Simons Foundation

Title: Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit two nominations in Math and two nominations in Physics, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Wednesday, September 9th at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Full Applications (if selected) to be due October 28, 2020.

Purpose: “The intent of the Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science programs is to support outstanding theoretical scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions, providing leadership to the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists. Starting in 2020, up to two Simons Investigator in Physics awards will be granted to well-established researchers who develop and apply advance theoretical physics ideas and methods in the life sciences.”

Amount: $132,000 per year for initial period of up to five years.

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NSF EPSCoR

Title: Internal Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: White papers will be due September 1, 2020; Full proposals (by invite only) will be due November 16, 2020.

Purpose: In summer 2021, Kansas NSF EPSCoR will submit a Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1 proposal to the National Science Foundation.  Details will be announced by this Friday, July 17, 2020 regarding the general theme for internal proposals that will make up key components of this multi-million dollar/multi-year (up to $20 million over five years) multi-institutional request to NSF.  Friday’s announcement will include details on Q&A Zoom Sessions that will be held at noon on July 24 and August 13.   White papers on major initiatives to improve research infrastructure will be due to the KS NSF EPSCoR office September 1, 2020, with full proposals, by invitation only, due November 16, 2020.

Amount: $20 million over five years

 

Funding Agency: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Defense Sciences Office (DSO)

Title: Broad Agency Announcement

Application Deadline: Proposals may be submitted on a rolling basis until June 11, 2021

Purpose: “The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is to identify and create the next generation of scientific discovery by pursuing high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and transforming these initiatives into disruptive technologies for U.S. national security. In support of this mission, the DSO Office-wide BAA invites proposers to submit innovative basic or applied research concepts or studies and analysis proposals that address one or more of the following technical thrust areas: (1) Frontiers in Math, Computation and Design, (2) Limits of Sensing and Sensors, (3) Complex Social Systems, and (4) Anticipating Surprise.”

Amount: Multiple awards are anticipated; however, the level of funding for individual awards made under this solicitation has not been predetermined

and will depend on the scope and quality of the proposals received, as well as the availability of funds.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-16, 2020

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 16, 2020

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry – Sept 1-30, 2020 or Oct 1-Nov 2, 2020

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 18, 2020

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 8, 2020

Division of Materials Research – Oct 1-Nov 2, 2020

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics – Aug 27, 2020 and Jan 28

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

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

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 25, 2020

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) – Aug 26, 2020

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science – Sept 30, 2020

Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program (IUCRC) – Preliminary Proposals due Sept 16, 2020 and Mar 10, 2021

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Aug 5, 2020 and Jan 13, 2021

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

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

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING   

National Science Foundation I-Corps Webinars

The National Science Foundation (NSF) cordially invites you to join the next I-Corps Teams Webinar on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 11:00am CST to learn more about the Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) Teams program.

View the NSF I-Corp Website or Register for the August webinar directly

 

ORCID ID – Persistent Digital Identifiers for Researchers

ORCID is an international, interdisciplinary, open, non-proprietary, and not-for-profit organization created by the research community for the benefit of all stakeholders, providing a persistent digital identifier (an ORCID iD) that distinguishes researchers with record that supports automatic links among all professional activities.  A researcher’s ORCID iD and connections are stored in the ORCID Registry, in an account owned and managed by individual researchers. 

View Training Videos about ORCID and setting up an ORCID iD

 

PCORI Research Fundamentals

PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) recently announced a new, free, on-demand comprehensive training that offers different ways to learn about the health research process and be involved in patient-centered outcomes research. 

View PCORI Research Fundamentals

 

Free PCORI Virtual Annual Meeting: Accelerating Impact on Care and Patient-Centered Outcomes (September 16-17, 2020)

Per the website, the following will be covered: “At this year’s meeting, we will explore the remarkable potential of data and technology in comparative clinical effectiveness research, critical to supporting the rapid, iterative cycle of innovation to implementation PCORI is pursuing. We will also examine context-specific dissemination efforts in various settings to improve outcomes for diverse health conditions and populations and mitigate health disparities.  The meeting is also an opportunity to hear from you, as we discuss bold and innovative opportunities for this next phase for PCORI and work to refresh PCORI’s national priorities and research agenda. Your participation in this process is vital to shaping our future areas of focus, just as it was in shaping our first 10 years…We will also highlight the latest developments in our COVID-19 research portfolio, which continues to grow as we fund research to help provide answers to difficult questions faced by patients, providers, health systems, and the broader healthcare community. Several timely topics of critical importance for health and healthcare will be featured in plenary and breakout sessions, including the following: Health and healthcare disparities and inequities, Maternal health, Child and adolescent health, Disabilities, Telehealth”

Register for the free PCORI Virtual Annual Meeting

 

National Institutes of Health (NIH):  HEAL Initiative Workshop on Myofascial Pain (September 16-17, 2020)

The NIH HEAL Initiative is sponsoring this workshop to pursue research and technology opportunities addressing Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). This workshop will bring together clinical research experts in diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal painful conditions, imaging and biomechanics experts, and computational modelers to advance cutting-edge research related to the development or improvement of imaging technologies that would allow diagnosis and dynamic quantification of the pathophysiology as well as identification of biomarkers manifested in MPS. It will also present in-depth analyses of the state of science of myofascial pain, current usage of technologies (e.g., methodologies) and their limitations and challenges, potential current technologies to be adapted for myofascial pain biomarker imaging/recording, and potential emerging technologies and methodologies to be developed.

Register for the NIH Videocast of the Workshop

 

CITI Course: COVID-19: Back to Campus (Fall 2020)

This CITI course regarding COVID-19 and preparing to return to campus is free with your WSU CITI account now through October 1, 2020.  Create an account and affiliate with WSU at the CITI website

 

NASA SBIR-STTR Innovation & Opportunity Conference 

Save the Date: NASA’s 2020 Innovation & Opportunity Conference will be held virtually from October 20-22. This event will provide you with resources, engagement opportunities, and actionable next steps towards transitioning your technology – whether you are just starting your SBIR/STTR journey or ready for a Phase III.

View NASA Small Business (SBIR-STTR) Website

 

OJJDP Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Webinars

Locate upcoming webinars, conferences, and other juvenile justice-related events, including, but not limited to, those sponsored by OJJDP.  Examples of upcoming webinars include: Secondary Trauma and Traumatic Stress (August 26) and Digital Evidence in Missing/Abducted Children Cases (September 9)

View OJJDP Event Website to Register for Upcoming Webinars

 

NIH’s All About Grants Podcast – Invention Reporting and Patent Protections for Grantees

“In this next installment of the NIH’s All About Grants podcast series, we get into the nuts and bolts of what NIH grantees should know about intellectual property, invention reporting, and patent protections. Scott Cooper, J.D., an Assistant Extramural Inventions Policy Officer with the NIH Office of Extramural Research, joins us virtually to discuss these topics (including invention disclosures) in more detail.”

Listen to the Podcast or read the Transcript

SEPTEMBER 2020

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS 

THE AGING PITUITARY/GONADAL AXIS 

PI/Department:  George Bousfield, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  Natl Institutes of Health 

Amount:  $1,709,158

 

LOTUS ANTI-TRAFFICKING MODEL TRAINING

PI/Department:  Karen Countryman-Roswurm, Center for Combat Human Trafficking

Sponsor:  SOS Inc / Department of Justice

Amount:  $5,180

 

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION

PI/Department:  Crystal Dozier, Anthropology

Sponsor:  Society for American Archaeology 

Amount:  $ 750

 

CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF HURRICANES USING RAIN CUBESATS PARDHASAI CHADALAVADA

PI/Department:  Atri Dutta, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $45,000

 

ULRICH + ARTISTS + YOU COMMUNITY BILLBOARD PROJECT

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

Sponsor:  Humanities Kansas / Natl Endowment for the Humanities

Amount:  $10,000

 

MIDWEST INDUSTRIAL ASSESSMENT CENTER AMENDMENT 9

PI/Department:  Deepak Gupta, Engineering Technology

Sponsor:  Curators of Univ of MO on behalf of Univ of Missouri-KC / Department of Energy

Amount:  $35,703

 

KCAIC RE-IMAGINED SPACES GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE ULRICH MUSEUM COMMUNITY BILLBOARD PROJECT

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

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

Amount:  $10,000

 

K-INBRE SUMMER SCHOLARS/TRANSLATIONAL SCHOLAR: ALSHAAER, CEDILLOSILVA, FATER, HOWELL, JIBBE, SALIMNEJAD, SOTO, BRETCHES

PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $53,280

 

K-INBRE STAR TRAINEE AWARDS: JESRI, KHAN

PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

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

Amount:  $19,980

 

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT - MULVANE 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Shirley Lefever, Kansas Mentor Induction Center

Sponsor:  USD 263 Mulvane 

Amount:  $2,450

 

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT - USD 482 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Shirley Lefever, Kansas Mentor Induction Center

Sponsor:  USD 482 Dighton 

Amount:  $1,150

 

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT - HOLCOMB USD 363 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Shirley Lefever, Kansas Mentor Induction Center

Sponsor:  USD 363 Holcomb School 

Amount:  $3,750

 

"WATER-LIKE" IONIC LIQUIDS FOR ENZYMATIC CARBON-CARBON BOND FORMATION

PI/Department:  Katie Mitchell-Koch, Chemistry

Sponsor:  University of Norther Colorado / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $28,303

  

NEW LONG-TERM CURATION

PI/Department:  Peer Moore-Jansen, Anthropology

Sponsor:  Bureau of Reclamation 

Amount:  $13,868

 

SCC-IRG TRACK 2: CITYGUIDE: SEAMLESS AND INCLUSIVE LOCATION-BASED SERVICES FOR COMMUNITIES

PI/Department:  Vinod Namboodiri, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $1,122,749

 

ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSON TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH

PI/Department:  Vinod Namboodiri, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Envision Inc 

Amount:  $30,000

 

THREE DIMENSIONAL LASER SCANNING SUITE FOR EVALUATING DYNAMIC TEST SETUP AND DEFORMATIONS OF AIR, LAND AND SEA VEHICLES TO IMPROVE WARFIGHTER PROTECTION AND REDUCE INJURIES IN COMBAT THREAT LOSSES AND MISHAPS

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $158,399

 

HEARTLAND INNOVATION AND TRANSLATION HUB

PI/Department:  Jeremy Patterson, Interdisciplinary Innovation

Sponsor:  Kauffman Ctr-Entrepreneurial Ldshp 

Amount:  $100,000

 

DUOCEL FOAM LINER FOR MULT-FUNCTION TURBOFAN IMPROVEMENT

PI/Department:  Bhisham Sharma, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  ERG Aerospace Corporation / Air Force Research Laboratory

Amount:  $15,000

 

THE IMPACT OF INVOLVEMENT ON STUDENT VOICE, LEADERSHIP, AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF FIRST-GENERATION UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

PI/Department:  Victoria Sherif, Applied Studies Dean's Office

Sponsor:  National Association for Campus Activities 

Amount:  $1,250

 

ASTROPHYSICS AND TECHNICAL STUDY OF A SOLAR NEUTRINO SPACECRAFT

PI/Department:  Nick Solomey, Physics

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $164,999

 

EAR/IF: ACQUISITION OF A BENCH TOP SEM AND FIELD EQUIPMENT FOR RESEARCH AND TEACHING (EQUIPMENT ONLY)

PI/Department:  Andrew Swindle, Geology

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation 

Amount:  $273,136

 

EMERGING MATERIALS FOR HIGH-SPEED MISSILE APPLICATION

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Technology International / Department of Defense

Amount:  $477,268

 

LOUIS STOKES NEW STEM PATHWAYS IMPLEMENTATIONS (LSAMP) YEAR 2

PI/Department:  Janet Twomey, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Kansas State University / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $169,306

 

WICHITA STATE ENVIORNMENTAL FINANCE CENTER: CORE GRANT: YEAR 5

PI/Department:  Melissa Walker, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  Environmental Protection Agency

Amount:  $542,093

 

WSU AMERICORPS EDUCATION PROJECT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Kansas State Department of Education / Corporation for National and Community Service

Amount:  $79,955

 

MEDICAID MANAGED CARE FINAL RULE NETWORK ADEQUACY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT, AND EVALUATION SERVICES

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $682,508

 

GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT CAPACITY ASSESSMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Martin Pringle Attorney at Law 

Amount:  $8,894

 

WSU AMERICORPS VISTA AMENDMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Corp for National & Community Srv 

Amount:  $17,900

 

KANCARE OMBUDSMAN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM AMENDMENT 1

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Department on Aging-Kansas / Dept of Health and Human Services

Amount:  $406,015

 

IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF AMERICANS THROUGH PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE & STROKE (CDC 1815)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $95,000

 

IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF AMERICANS THROUGH PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE & STROKE (CDC 1817)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $35,000

 

TITLE XIX MEDICAID CONTRACT FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, TRAINING AND EVALUATION SERVICES

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $2,398,220

 

MEDICAID MANAGED CARE FINAL RULE NETWORK ADEQUACY TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT, AND EVALUATION SERVICES (STATE MATCH)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment-Kansas 

Amount:  $63,782

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

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

 Funding Agency: Institute of International Education

Title: Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF)

Application Deadline: September 28, 2020

Purpose: The IIE-SRF “arranges and funds fellowships for threatened and displaced scholars at partnering higher education institutions worldwide. These year-long fellowships of $25,000 support temporary academic positions at institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world where IIE-SRF fellows can continue their work in safety.”

Amount: $25,000

 

Funding Agency: American Chemical Society Committee on International Activities

Title: Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) Travel Grant

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Purpose: “Applications will be accepted from early career chemists from Central Asia and the Caucasus Region to win a travel award to attend PITTCON 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA from 6 - 10 March, 2021. Applicants do not need to be currently residing in their country of origin to be eligible; citizens of target countries who are serving as visiting scholars or in other capacities within the U.S. are especially encouraged to apply.”

Amount: Travel, conference registration, lodging

 

Funding Agency: Clif Bar Family Foundation

Title: Small Grants

Application Deadline: October 1, 2020; February 1, 2021

Purpose: “Priority is given to applicants that: Address our funding priorities from a holistic perspective* Protect Earth's beauty and bounty, Create a robust, healthy food system, Increase opportunities for outdoor activity, Reduce environmental health hazards, Build stronger communities.”

Amount: $7,000

 

Funding Agency: Whitehall Foundation

Title: Research Grants and Grants-in-Aid

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due October 1, 2020 with full applications (if invited) due February 15, 2021.

Purpose: “The Whitehall Foundation, through its program of grants and grants-in-aid, assists scholarly research in the life sciences. It is the Foundation's policy to assist those dynamic areas of basic biological research that are not heavily supported by Federal Agencies or other foundations with specialized missions. In order to respond to the changing environment, the Whitehall Foundation periodically reassesses the need for financial support by the various fields of biological research.  The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior.  The Foundation does not support research focused primarily on disease(s) unless it will also provide insights into normal functioning.”

Amount: Research Grants are between $30,000-$75,000 per year; Grants-in-Aid are up to $30,000 for one year period only. 

 

Funding Agency: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Title: Community Solutions for Health Equity

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent are due October 7, 2020; if invited, Full Proposals will be due January 18, 2021. 

Purpose: “Consumer groups and community-based organizations bring a deep understanding of community needs, assets, and culture to health care ecosystem work. The health care ecosystem includes the full spectrum of organizations and social structures that impact a person’s health and health care. Too often, the priorities of health care systems (hospitals, providers, and insurers) do not line up with the priorities of community-based organizations and the consumers living in the communities to whom the health care systems are providing service.”

Amount: $300,000 over three years.

 

Funding Agency: Anthem Foundation

Title: Program Grants

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Purpose: “The Anthem Foundation funds specific public health-related initiatives that address disparities and social determinants that can positively affect conditions identified through our signature Healthy Generations program.”

Amount: Not Specified

 

Funding Agency:  Amazon Science

Title: Amazon Research Awards Call for Proposals

Application Deadline: October 11, 2020

Purpose: “Awards are structured as unrestricted gifts to the principal investigator's academic institution or organization and as such, Amazon retains no intellectual property rights to the resulting work. Recipients are encouraged to publish outcomes and commit related code to open-source repositories. Recipients are assigned an Amazon research contact who offers consultation and advice along with opportunities to participate in Amazon events and training sessions.”  Topics include: 1) AI for Information Security, 2) Alexa Fairness in AI, 3) AWS AI, 4) AWS Automated Reasoning, and 5) Robotics.

Amount: $70,000-$80,000 with additional AWS Promotional Credits

 

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

Title: Cellular and Molecular Biology of Complex Brain Disorders (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: Standard Due Dates – next due date is October 16, 2020

Purpose: “This FOA encourages research on the biology of high confidence risk factors associated with complex brain disorders, with a focus on the intracellular, transcellular and circuit substrates of neural function. For the purposes of this FOA, the term “complex” can refer to a multifactorial contribution to risk (e.g., polygenic and/or environmental) and/or highly distributed functional features of the brain disorder. Studies may be either hypothesis-generating (unbiased discovery) or hypothesis-testing in design and may utilize in vivo, in situ or in vitro experimental paradigms, e.g., model organisms or human cell-based assays. While behavioral paradigms and outcome measures can be incorporated into the research design to facilitate the characterization of intracellular, transcellular and circuit mechanisms, these are neither required nor expected. Studies should not attempt to “model” disorders but instead should aim to elucidate the neurobiological impact of individual or combined risk factor(s), such as the affected molecular and cellular components and their relationships within defined biological process(es). This can include the fundamental biology of these factors, components and processes. The resulting paradigms, component pathways and biological processes should be disseminated with sufficient detail to enrich common and/or federated data resources (e.g., those contributing to the Gene Ontology, Synaptic Gene Ontology, FAIR Data Informatics) in order to bridge the gap between disease risk factors, biological mechanism and therapeutic target identification.”

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

 

Funding Agency: National Geographic Society

Title: Recovery of Species on the Brink of Extinction

Application Deadline: October 21, 2020

Purpose: “The mandate of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) is to “stimulate, promote and support conservation actions for halting biodiversity decline, preventing species’ extinctions, and restoring and conserving intact habitats and ecosystems, both on the ground and in the water”. In partnership with the IUCN SSC and Fondation Segré, the goal of this request for funding is to halt further biodiversity decline by implementing conservation plans for species and groups of species. We will support priorities of IUCN SSC Species Conservation Plans as well as conservation actions that are endorsed by the relevant IUCN SSC Species Specialist Group. Currently, we are not supporting biodiversity assessments or conservation planning activities.”

Amount: Typical proposal requests should be less than $30,000; however, applicants may request up to $50,000. Successful applicants may use awarded funds over one or two years.

 

National Institutes of Health 

Title: Aging, Cancer-Initiating Cells, and Cancer Development (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: October 27, 2020 and February 17, 2021

Purpose: “Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) intend to advance the current understanding of the mechanistic factors and cellular interactions during aging that contribute to cancer initiation.  Collaborations are strongly encouraged between scientists in the fields of aging biology and cancer biology. Applications should address key questions regarding how hallmarks of aging that lead to impaired cellular activities (metabolic alterations, proteostasis, epigenetic changes, and DNA repair) and alterations in the microenvironment (inflammation and immunosenescence) contribute to the development and outgrowth of cancer-initiating cells (CICs).”

Amount: $300,000 per year in direct costs, up to five years

 

Funding Agency: Kansas Corn Commission

Title: Proposals for the Kansas Corn Commission for Fiscal Year 2022

Application Deadline: November 6, 2020.  Email proposals@wichita.edu to receive a copy of the Request for Proposals solicitation. 

Purpose: “The Kansas Corn Commission is soliciting research and education Proposals for FY 2022. Proposals are due at the Commission by November 6, 2020. An individual may be listed as lead principal investigator on only one proposal but may be a secondary principal investigator on multiple proposals. Please note that the following topics are of significant importance and Proposals identifying these topics are more likely to receive funding: 1) Value-Added Projects, 2) Market Education and Transportation, 3) Production and Environmental Programs, 4) Teacher Education.”

Amount: Undetermined

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL)

Application Deadline: November 18, 2020 and February 15, 2021

Purpose: “This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages—languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use. Made urgent by the imminent loss of roughly half of the approximately 7,000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in human-language technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documentation and analysis, and archiving of endangered language data, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants and conference proposals. Fellowship support will remain available but will be administered by NEH.  https://www.neh.gov/grants/preservation/documenting-endangered-languages

Amount: Senior Research and Conference Projects: Up to $450,000 for up to three years. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants, in addition to conference proposals. Collaborative Senior Research projects should not exceed the $450,000 limit.

 

Funding Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Title: Innovative Ways to Destroy PFAS Challenge

Application Deadline: November 23, 2020

Purpose: “EPA is partnering with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP); the Environmental Council of States (ECOS) and the Environmental Research Institute of the States (ERIS); Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy; and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, to co-sponsor a technical challenge regarding the destruction of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The challenge asks solvers to submit detailed plans for a non-thermal way of destroying PFAS in concentrated film forming foam (AFFF), while creating the least amount of potentially harmful byproducts.”

Amount: $30,000 minimum

 

Funding Agency: NASA

Title: C.19 Planetary Science Early Career Award Program

Application Deadline: December 8, 2020

Purpose: “The Planetary Science Early Career Award (ECA) program supports the professional development of outstanding early-career scientists in areas relevant to the Planetary Science Division (PSD). Support from this program will allow promising individuals to play an increasing and meaningful role in the planetary science community.”

Amount: $200,000

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Public Scholars

Application Deadline: December 16, 2020

Purpose: “The Public Scholars program supports the creation of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public.  It does so by offering grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to publication.  Writers with or without an academic affiliation may apply, and no advanced degree is required.  The program is intended both to encourage non-academic writers to deepen their engagement with the humanities by strengthening the research underlying their books and to encourage academic writers in the humanities to communicate the significance of their research to the broadest possible range of readers.”

Amount: $5,000 per month

 

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

Title: Rural Health Network Development Planning Program

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one proposal, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Monday, October 5th at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Full Application (if selected) to be due November 16, 2020.

Purpose: “The purpose of the Network Planning Grants Program is to promote the development of integrated health care networks in order to: (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.  This program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to work together to establish or improve local capacity and coordination of care. The grant program supports one year of planning to develop and assist integrated health care networks in becoming operational.”  Note, there is a technical assistance webinar scheduled for potential applicants on October 7, 2020.  See funding opportunity for additional details.

Amount: $100,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-16, 2020

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 16, 2020

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry – Sept 1-30, 2020 or Oct 1-Nov 2, 2020

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 18, 2020

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 6, 2021

Division of Materials Research – Oct 1-Nov 2, 2020

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics –Jan 28, 2021

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

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

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 31, 2021

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

Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science – Sept 30, 2020

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

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jan 13, 2021

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

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

 

 EDUCATION / TRAINING

Preparing a Competitive NSF-GRFP Application: September 22, 2020

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) is one of the most prestigious programs to recognize and support outstanding graduate students. The NSF-GRFP is open to 1st-year domestic graduate students and undergraduate seniors in a STEM discipline who are (or will be) pursuing a research-based master's or doctoral degree. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 to the institution.  This webinar and panel discussion is open to both students and their faculty mentors. Presenter: Coleen Pugh, Dean of the Graduate School and AVP for Research, along with a panel of prior graduate student winners and faculty mentors of prior winners; September 22, 2020, 5:30-6:30pm, Online, Via Zoom. 

Request the link to attend.

  

Hanover Research: October 30, 2020 and January 22, 2021

Wichita State University is partnering with Hanover Research to provide faculty with three webinars designed to increase your grant-writing success and research competitiveness.  These webinars build upon our in-house workshop series, and attendance therefore requires participation in one or more previous WSU Office of Research workshops, such as one of those offered on October 2, or prior approval from Fran Cook, Training Manager.  If there is sufficient need, an additional WSU workshop will be added prior to the Hanover webinars.

  • Grants for Clinical & Health Sciences Faculty Webinar - Friday, October 30, 2020, 10am - 12pm.  An overview of agencies and opportunities specific to health sciences/clinical faculty (e.g. NIH, HRSA, PCORI), followed by a grant consultant panel with expertise in this area.
  • Building Your Research Career Webinar - Friday, October 30, 2020, 1:30pm – 3:30pm.  Topics will include: an overview of research opportunities for mid-career faculty, how to get back into research after a pause, incremental funding strategies, and program officer outreach.
  • Good vs Fundable Proposals Webinar - Friday, January 22, 2021, 10am - 12pm. This training will explore the difference between a good project and a fundable one, with particular emphasis on how to speak to funders’ expectations around innovation.  A panel of grant consultants from a range of backgrounds will follow.
  • Faculty Consultations - Friday, January 22, 2021 - If you register and attend one or more of the Hanover webinars on October 30th or January 22nd, you will have a chance to receive a one-on-one consultation with a grant consultant expert from Hanover Research, who specializes in your area of research.  Only eight slots are available and faculty (or groups of faculty with similar interests) must provide a white paper in advance of the Faculty Consultation to be considered for this opportunity. 

Email proposals@wichita.edu to Register for Hanover Workshops

 

WSU Office of Research Workshop: October 2, 2020

Join Fran Cook of the WSU Office of Research for a one-hour Zoom workshop, Friday, October 2, 2020.  Topics will include 1) WSU research office resources and contacts, 2) finding funding, 3) project budgeting and 4) grant-writing tips with time for questions and answers.  Two workshops will be held (choose either 1:30-2:30pm or 3:00-4:00pm). 

Email proposals@wichita.edu to receive login information. 

  

How to Engage with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Webinar: Thursday, October 15, 2020

A 2-hour webinar event for universities interested in working with AFRL: Thursday, October 15, 2020 — How to Engage with the AFRL Research Ecosystem: International Edition, a global event for universities interested in working with AFRL.  The webinar will be offered twice with showings at: 8-10 AM EDT & 5-7 PM EDT.   This second webinar in the series, will bring you a closer look at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) International Research Enterprise. This 2-hour event is an opportunity for international and AFRL researchers to learn about the funding and partnership opportunities available through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research International Office: 1) Subject matter experts will be available LIVE to answer your questions and guide you to resources, 2) Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how AFRL invests in the advancement of science and contributes to the international S&T community, 3) Get tips and resources from subject matter experts on applying for funding and building lasting relationships in the research ecosystem, and 4) Speakers include subject matter experts from our international offices and partners.

Register for AFRL Webinar on October 15, 2020

 

 Building HSI Learning Resilience in the Face of Crisis: November 2 – November 4, 2020

A free 2-day virtual conference with breakout sessions to understand the effects of the pandemic and its continuing impact on Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) student learning. The goal of the conference is to understand current practices in order to create resiliency with an emphasis on exploring new digital tools to enhance distance learning

Register to Attend the Virtual Conference for Free

 

 The University of Florida & National Science Foundation Online Workshop:  Broadening Participation: 2020 Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS) Workshop for New Investigators - November 9-10, 2020

The University of Florida, in collaboration with the NSF Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), will be hosting a workshop for new and future Principal Investigators. New researchers, assistant professors, and exceptional postdocs considering academic career are encouraged to apply. Investigators from underrepresented groups in STEM are especially encouraged to apply. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this workshop will be held online for one and a half day on November 9 and 10, 2020.  The main goals of the workshop is two-fold: (1) to provide prospective Principal Investigators who have just received their first award or who are considering applying for funding from the MPS programs with valuable information and advice on the policies, procedures, and opportunities available at NSF, (2) to train a pool of future reviewers and encourage volunteering to review as a way to learn about NSF process.  In addition to informational presentations on various topics relevant to the future PI’s, all participants will go through full mock panel review processes in breakout sessions.  An Application to Attend is Required - Application Deadline is October 2, 2020.

2020 MPS Workshop Application to Attend / Website

 

 NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Seeks Volunteer Reviewers for Research Proposals

NASA's Science Mission Directorate is seeking subject matter experts to serve as external (email) and/or virtual panel reviewers of proposals to the "ROSES" research solicitation.   Fill out the reviewer volunteer forms and click the boxes to indicate the topics in which you consider yourself to be a subject matter expert. If your skills match NASA’s needs for that review and there are not too many organizational conflicts of interest, NASA will contact you to discuss scheduling.  This is an excellent opportunity if you are new to research at NASA and would like to learn more about applying for funding.

Volunteer to Serve as a Proposal Reviewer for NASA

 

 PCORI Research Fundamentals

PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) recently announced a new, free, on-demand comprehensive training that offers different ways to learn about the health research process and be involved in patient-centered outcomes research. 

View PCORI Research Fundamentals

 

 CITI Course: COVID-19: Back to Campus (Fall 2020)

This CITI course regarding COVID-19 and preparing to return to campus is free with your WSU CITI account now through October 1, 2020. 

Create an account and affiliate with WSU at the CITI website

 

 NASA SBIR-STTR Innovation & Opportunity Conference 

Save the Date: NASA’s 2020 Innovation & Opportunity Conference will be held virtually from October 20-22. This event will provide you with resources, engagement opportunities, and actionable next steps towards transitioning your technology – whether you are just starting your SBIR/STTR journey or ready for a Phase III.

View NASA Small Business (SBIR-STTR) Website 

OCTOBER 2020

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS



PROJECT SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS (PSN) 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Andra Bannister, School of Criminal Justice

Sponsor:  Kansas Governor's Grants Program / Department of Justice

Amount:  $33,178

 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION FOCUS GROUPS

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

Sponsor:  Fidelity Bank 

Amount:  $6,680

 

HAYSVILLE GEAR UP

PI/Department:  Diana Carbajal, Ed-Gear-Up

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US

Amount:  $600,000

 

NORTH WICHITA GEAR UP - YEAR 7

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

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $439,998

 

SOUTHEAST WICHITA GEAR UP PARTNERSHIP GRANT - YEAR 4

PI/Department:  Wilma Holloway, Ed-Gear-Up

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $740,000

  

BCBS OF KS CUSTOMER SATISFACTION 2020

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

Amount:  $5,860

 

ONLINE TRIAL STUDY SEPTEMBER 2020

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $12,000

 

POWER QUALITY LAB

PI/Department:  Ward Jewell, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  PSERC

Amount:  $15,000

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ASSISTED SPACECRAFT TRAJECTORY OPTIMIZATION AND PLANNING

PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $750,000

 

KANSAS KIDS @ GEAR UP (KKGU)

PI/Department:  Corinne Nilsen, Ed-Gear-Up

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US

Amount:  $3,500,000

 

TRIO EDUCATIONAL TALENT SEARCH PROGRAM

PI/Department:  Larry Ramos, Ed-Talent Search Program

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US

Amount:  $646,284

 

A MULTISCALE MODELING AND X-RAY CT EXPLORATION OF BEARING FAILURE MECHANISMS IN A COUNTERSUNK BOLTED COMPOSITE STRUCTURE

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

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

Amount:  $47,000

 

BONDED JOINT ANALYSIS METHOD

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

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

Amount:  $421,653

  

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

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

Sponsor:  Global Engineering & Materials, Inc. / Navy Engineering Logistics Office

Amount:  $30,000

 

EMERGING MATERIALS FOR HIGH-SPEED MISSILE APPLICATIONS

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

Sponsor:  Advanced Technology International / Department of Defense

Amount:  $3,148,184

 

UPWARD BOUND MATH SCIENCE CENTER

PI/Department:  Derrick Veasey, Ed-Upward Bound Math & Science

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US

Amount:  $369,976

 

EDUCATION RESOURCE DISTRIBUTION, CONSUMER OUTREACH

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $644,226

  

WSU AMERICORPS VISTA

 PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Corp for National & Community Srv

Amount:  $402,140

  

WEST WICHITA GEAR UP (YEAR 4)

 PI/Department:  Janice Wright, Ed-Gear-Up

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US

Amount:  $740,000

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Focused Funding Opportunities

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

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NSF EPSCoR

Title: First Awards: Research in Microbiomes across Aquatic, Plant and Soil Systems

Application Deadlines: Letters of Intent due November 2, 2020; Full Proposals due January 12, 2021.

Purpose: “The First Award program helps early career faculty become more competitive for funding from the research directorates at the National Science Foundation (NSF) by 1) encouraging early career faculty to submit proposals to the NSF (or other federal funding agency) as soon as possible after their first faculty appointment, and 2) by accelerating the pace of their research and the quality of their subsequent proposals. First Awards are intended to be single-investigator awards to support the PI’s research program at their institution.  The inclusion of Co-PIs, other senior personnel, and sub-awards to other institutions is prohibited.”

Amount: $100,000 in direct costs

 

Funding Agency: Spencer Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Education (Small)

Application Deadline: November 5, 2020

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

Amount: $50,000

 

Funding Agency: America Walks

Title: Community Change Grants

Application Deadline: November 9, 2020

Purpose: “This program will award grantees $1,500.00 in community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play.”

Amount: $1,500

 

Funding Agency: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Title: Distinguished Investigator Innovation Grants

Application Deadline: November 15, 2020

Purpose: “Grants awarded to investigators at the level of associate professor or higher with an established record of research and publication on suicide.”  Multiple opportunities are also available for other levels of researchers. 

Amount: $125,000 over two years

 

Funding Agency: Gerber Foundation

Title: Research Award

Application Deadline: Concept Papers due November 15, 2020; if selected, full proposals due February 15, 2021

Purpose: “The Foundation’s mission focuses on infants and young children. Accordingly, priority is given to projects that improve the nutrition, care and development of infants and young children from the first year before birth to three years of age.  The Foundation is particularly interested in fresh approaches to solving common, everyday problems or emerging issues within our defined focus area. Projects should focus on issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children. The board is particularly looking for practical solutions that can be easily and rapidly implemented on a broad scale with a predictable time frame to clinical application.”  See Gerber Foundation Focus Areas.  

Amount: Novice Researchers: $20,000; up to $350,000 over three years for all others.

 

Funding Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services

Title: National Leadership Grants for Museums

Application Deadline: November 16, 2020

Purpose: “National Leadership Grants for Museums support projects that address critical needs of the museum field and that have the potential to advance practice in the profession so that museums can improve services for the American public. This program has five project categories: 1) Collections Stewardship and Access, 2) Data and Evaluation, 3) Digital Platforms and Applications, 4) Diversity and Inclusion, 5) Professional Development.”

Amount: Non-Research Grants: $50,000-$1,000,000; Research Grants: $50,000-$1,000,000 and Rapid Prototyping Grants: $5,000-$50,000.

 

Funding Agency: Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and the JAMS Foundation

Title: Initiative for Students and Youth

Application Deadline: Informational Conference Call November 23, 2020; Initial Project Idea Description due January 11, 2021; Full Proposal (if invited) due May 21, 2021.

Purpose: “The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grant funding for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations in ways that directly transfer CRE skills from adults to youth.”

Amount: $40,000 for first year; second year of funding of $20,000 contingent on success in first year.

 

Funding Agency:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Title: Policies for Action: Public Policy Research to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent due November 24, 2020; if selected, fully proposals due April 7, 2021.

Purpose: “Achieving racial equity and justice in the United States requires a sustained, multipronged intersectional policy approach that addresses both the immediate social conditions leading to poor health outcomes, but also the long-standing structures fostering such conditions. The goal of the Policies for Action call for proposals is to build the evidence base about how national, state, and local policies can improve racial equity in health and well-being in the United States.”

Amount: “There is not an explicit range for allowable budget requests. You should request the amount of funding you will need to complete your proposed research project and to translate and disseminate the results. The size of the budget will be weighed in relation to the importance and likely contribution of the proposed research, with higher budgets subject to greater scrutiny. Typically, P4A grants are funded at $250,000 each” over two years.

 

Funding Agency:  American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Title: Community Action Grants

Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

Purpose: “Community Action Grants provide funding to individuals, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations as well as community-based nonprofits for innovative programs that promote education and equity through projects focused on encouraging girls to select, before entering college, the physical sciences or engineering as a career.”

Amount: $3,000-$10,000

 

Funding Agency: K-INBRE (Kansas Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence)

Title: Funding Opportunities

Application Deadline: December 1, 2020

Purpose: “The purpose of this research support is to further the ability of Kansas researchers to compete successfully for NIH funds.

Bridging Grants: A Bridging Grant provides interim support to help a project in Cell and Developmental Biology continue for an eligible investigator who has submitted a grant to NIH that was approved on the basis of scientific merit, but fell short of the funding range (applications with a score below the 40th percentile will be triaged). These funds should assist in providing data needed to submit a revised application to NIH. The resources available have been earmarked exclusively to help an on-going project that has just missed the funding cut-off to keep momentum going until NIH funds are secured.

Partnerships for Translational Research Training Awards: Partnership awards are one-year awards offered to facilitate the initiation of clinical/basic science research projects directed toward a translational goal. The awards are meant to support technical assistant salaries together with other research project requirements with the goal of exchanging information, data and technical expertise in a close partnership arrangement.

Postdoctoral Awards: Post-doctoral awards are one-year mentored awards offered for the purpose of facilitating applications to support: (1) initiation of post-doctoral research projects and (2) transition from the post-doctoral position to early investigator status. The awards are meant for partial salary support or research supplies during early or late stages of the post-doctoral experience.

Developmental Research Project Program Awards (DRPP): DRPP awards are two-year mentored awards for Junior Investigators, within 5 years of hiring (both tenure track and research track faculty are eligible) at one of the K-INBRE Institutions. Investigators who have received a research grant with direct costs of more than $50,000/year from NIH (including COBRE and INBRE grants) or another extramural funding agency are not eligible to apply. A letter of intent submitted through REDCap by noon on November 1, 2020 from a new investigator summarizing a 2-year research plan that can be accomplished with a $75K/year budget is requested.  An experienced mentor must be identified, preferably at the same institution.

Amount: Budgets for Bridging Grants- R01 -$40,000/direct costs, R21 -$25,000/direct costs; Partnerships for Translational Research Training proposals -$50,000/direct costs; Postdoctoral Awards -$25,000/direct costs for one period of funding; Developmental Research Project Program (DRPP) Awards -$75,000/year direct cost budget for 2 periods of funding.

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Collaborative Research

Application Deadline: December 2, 2020

Purpose: “The Collaborative Research program aims to advance humanistic knowledge through sustained collaboration between two or more scholars. Collaborators may be drawn from a single institution or several institutions across the United States; up to half of the collaborators may be based outside of the U.S. The program encourages projects that propose diverse approaches to topics, incorporate multiple points of view, and explore new avenues of inquiry in the humanities.”

Amount: Up to $250,000

 

Funding Agency: U.S. Economic Development Administration

Title: FY 2020 Scaling Pandemic Resilience Through Innovation and Technology (SPRINT) Challenge

Application Deadline: December 3, 2020

Purpose: “EDA is seeking applications from eligible organizations working to rapidly address the economic, health, and safety risks caused by the coronavirus pandemic through entrepreneurship and innovation.” “Applicant organizations should articulate a clearly defined strategy to leverage grant funds to support one or more of the following activities to help address the needs of and unique operating environment necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic: Scaling biotechnology, health security, and supply chain technologies to market; Increasing regional, national, and government connectivity to support commercialization and entrepreneurship; Developing new and unique investment capital models to address the financial needs of entrepreneurs; Developing and scaling entrepreneurship support models to address the virtual and remote work environment of the pandemic.”

Amount: Up to $500,000 over 12 months or $750,000 over 18 months.  20% Cost Match is required. 

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS)

Application Deadline: December 10, 2020

Purpose: “Through the CRCNS program, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Department of Energy (DOE); the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF); the French National Research Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR); the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF); Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT); and Spain’s State Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación, AEI) and National Institute of Health Carlos III (Instituto de Salud Carlos III, ISCIII) support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.  Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation: 1) Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects, and 2) Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources.

Amount: $100,000-$250,000 per year for three to five-year projects.

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health - NICHD

Title: Using Archived Data and Specimen Collections to Advance Maternal and Pediatric HIV/AIDS Research (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: December 10, 2020

Purpose: “The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to address the needs of the maternal and pediatric HIV scientific community for research data translation and sharing. This initiative will support secondary data analyses using archived HIV/AIDS data and specimens to generate new research questions and findings relevant to the scientific mission and priorities of the NICHD, Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch (MPIDB), and Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The goal of this initiative is to encourage the scientific community to utilize HIV/AIDS archived data sets and specimen collections to answer important questions about the epidemiology, pathogenesis, treatment, clinical manifestations, and HIV-associated co-infections in maternal, pediatric and adolescent populations.”

Amount: Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over a two-year period.

 

Funding Agency: Ocean Insight

Title: 2020 Ocean Insight Grant Program

Application Deadline: December 23, 2020

Purpose: Equipment grant: “The 2020 Ocean Insight Grant Program encourages the use of spectral technologies in support of research that promotes a safer, cleaner, healthier future.”  “Ocean Insight collaborates with customers to discover, refine and deliver new approaches to solving the world’s most pressing problems with spectral technologies. Our expert Grant Program judging panel will evaluate applications based on their technical merit, innovation, and advancement of initiatives that improve health, safety or the environment. Examples include improved medical diagnostics, more accurate security screening technologies, and more advanced crop analysis.”

Amount: Up to $20,000 in Ocean Insight Products

 

Funding Agency: Walmart Foundation

Title: Local Community Grants

Application Deadline: December 31, 2020

Purpose: “Our local community grants are awarded through an open application process and provide funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S.”

Amount: $250-$5,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations  (AccelNet)

Application Deadline: January 4, 2021

Purpose: “The goals of the Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) program are to accelerate the process of scientific discovery and prepare the next generation of U.S. researchers for multiteam international collaborations.  The AccelNet program supports strategic linkages among U.S. research networks and complementary networks abroad that will leverage research and educational resources to tackle grand research challenges that require significant coordinated international efforts.  The program seeks to foster high-impact science and engineering by providing opportunities to cooperatively identify and coordinate efforts to address knowledge gaps and research needs.  This solicitation invites proposals for the creation of international networks of networks in research areas aligned with a grand challenge identified as a priority by the research community or NSF, such as the NSF Big Ideas or in an active program solicitation.  AccelNet awards support the connections among research networks, rather than supporting fundamental research as the primary activity.  Each network of networks is expected to engage in innovative collaborative activities that promote synergy of efforts across networks and provide professional development for U.S. students, postdoctoral scholars, and early-career researchers. Two proposal categories covered by this solicitation include: Design and Implementation.”

Amount: Design Projects are for two years for $250,000; Implementation Projects are three-five years for up to $2 million.

 

Funding Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Title: National Priorities: Evaluation of Pollutants in Biosolids

Application Deadline: January 5, 2021 – Note: an informational webinar will be held by the funder on October 27, 2020; see website to register.

Purpose: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications proposing research that will provide the best available science needed to support states, municipalities, and utilities in determining potential risk from pollutants found in biosolids and developing standards and policies for biosolids management. Research under this RFA is intended to address multiple treatment scales including large publicly owned treatment works and medium- to small-scale wastewater treatment facilities.”

Amount: Up to $1,498,000 over three years with 25% cost share required.

 

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

Title: Seed Grant

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only nominate one faculty member for this opportunity, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Letter of Intent to the funder (if selected) to be due January 5, 2021.

Purpose: “BRF’s Seed Grant Program was initiated in 1981. The purpose of the Program is to provide start-up money for new research projects and innovative programs that have the potential of becoming competitive for an NIH grant or other external funding sources. Our goal is to have this initial effort succeed in opening future opportunities for research, collaboration and scientific advancement.  To be eligible, the PI must be a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor working in the field of neuroscience.”

Amount: $80,000 in direct costs over two years.

 

Funding Agency: Federal Bureau of Reclamation

Title: WaterSMART Drought Response Program: Drought Contingency Planning Grants for Fiscal Year 2021

Application Deadline: January 6, 2021

Purpose: “The WaterSMART Drought Response Program supports a proactive approach to drought by providing financial assistance to water managers to develop and update comprehensive drought plans (Drought Contingency Planning) and implement projects that will build long-term resilience to drought (Drought Resiliency Projects).  The objective of this funding opportunity is to invite states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing drought contingency planning with Reclamation to build resilience to drought in advance of a crisis. Applicants under this funding opportunity may request funding to develop a new drought plan or to update an existing drought plan.”

Amount: Up to $200,000 over two years with 50% cost share required.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 (Mid-scale RI-1)

Application Deadline: Preliminary Proposals due January 7, 2021; Full Proposals due (if selected/invited) April 23, 2021

Purpose: “NSF-supported science and engineering research increasingly relies on cutting-edge infrastructure. With its Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program and Major Multi-user Facilities (Major Facilities) projects, NSF supports infrastructure projects at the lower and higher ends of infrastructure scales across science and engineering research disciplines. The Mid-scale Research Infrastructure Big Idea is intended to provide NSF with an agile, Foundation-wide process to fund experimental research capabilities in the mid-scale range between the MRI and Major Facilities thresholds.  NSF defines Research Infrastructure (RI) as any combination of facilities, equipment, instrumentation, or computational hardware or software, and the necessary human capital in support of the same. Major facilities and mid-scale projects are subsets of research infrastructure. The NSF Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 Program (Mid-scale RI-1) supports the design or implementation of unique and compelling RI projects. Mid-scale RI-1 implementation projects may include any combination of equipment, instrumentation, cyberinfrastructure, broadly used large-scale datasets, and the commissioning and/or personnel needed to successfully complete the project, or the design efforts intended to lead to eventual implementation of a mid-scale class project. Mid-scale RI-1 design projects will include the design efforts intended to lead to eventual implementation of a mid-scale class RI project. Mid-scale RI-1 projects should fill a research community-defined scientific need or enable a national research priority to be met. Mid-scale RI-projects should also enable US researchers to remain competitive in a global research environment and involve the training of a diverse workforce engaged in the design and implementation of STEM infrastructure.”

Amount: Implementation Projects are between $6 million – $20 million; Design Projects can be between $600,000 - $20 million. 

 

Funding Agency: Captain Planet Foundation

Title: ecoTECH Grants

Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

Purpose: “ecoTech™ Grants were created to combat the notion that students needed to choose between “the screen” or “the green” and to encourage educators and students to explore the role technology can play in designing and implementing solutions to some of our most pressing environmental challenges. We believe that technology can present innovative ways to address environmental challenges – and that when dealing with digital natives, we do ourselves a disservice by asking them to unplug” and “ecoTech™ Grants are specifically offered to engage children in inquiry-based, STEM-related projects that leverage technology and/or use nature-based design to address environmental problems in local communities.”

Amount: $2,500

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Formal Methods in the Field (FMitF)

Application Deadline: February 16, 2021

Purpose: “The Formal Methods in the Field (FMitF) program aims to bring together researchers in formal methods with researchers in other areas of computer and information science and engineering to jointly develop rigorous and reproducible methodologies for designing and implementing correct-by-construction systems and applications with provable guarantees. FMitF encourages close collaboration between two groups of researchers. The first group consists of researchers in the area of formal methods, which, for the purposes of this solicitation, is broadly defined as principled approaches based on mathematics and logic to system modeling, specification, design, analysis, verification, and synthesis. The second group consists of researchers in the “field,” which, for the purposes of this solicitation, is defined as a subset of areas within computer and information science and engineering that currently do not benefit from having established communities already developing and applying formal methods in their research. This solicitation limits the field to the following areas that stand to directly benefit from a grounding in formal methods: computer networks, distributed/operating systems, embedded systems, human centered computing, and machine learning. A proposal pursuing a different field area must make a strong case for why the field area of interest is one that does not currently benefit from formal methods but would be a strong candidate for inclusion as a field area.”

Amount: Research Proposals: $750,000 over four years; Transition to Practice Proposals are $100,000 over 18 months

 

Funding Agency: NASA in Kansas

Title: Seed Research Initiation (SRI) and Partnership Development Grant (PDG)

Application Deadline: SRI due February 26, 2021; PDG due March 12, 2021

Purpose: PDG “grants are intended to facilitate the development of beneficial and promising NASA collaborations.” “SRI grants are designed to assist investigators in starting research projects having a high probability for sustained growth and value to NASA and Kansas.”

Amount: Three PDG Grants expected for $18,346 each; One single SRI award is anticipated for $152,642.  Cost Match is a requirement of both. 

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Dear Colleague Letter: Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) Supplemental Funding Opportunity

Application Deadline: May be submitted anytime with a target date of April 15 each fiscal year.

Purpose: “This opportunity is open to PIs (and co-PIs) who are supporting graduate students through an active NSF award.”  “NSF will consider supplemental funding requests for up to an additional six months of graduate student support on active NSF grants with the following goals: 1) To provide graduate students with the opportunity to augment their research assistantships or NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) fellowships with non-academic research internship activities and training opportunities that will complement their academic research training; 2) To allow graduate students to pursue new activities aimed at acquiring professional development experience that will enhance their preparation for multiple career pathways after graduation; and 3) To encourage the participation of graduate students from underrepresented groups such as women, persons with disabilities, underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), veterans, and persons from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.”

Amount: The total amount of funding requested must not exceed $55,000 per student per six-month period.

 

Funding Agency: David Rockefeller Fund

Title: David Rockefeller Grants

Application Deadline: Ongoing, 1 to 2 page Letters of Inquiry required

Purpose: “The fund provides support to non-profit organizations working in Art, Criminal Justice and Environment.” See previously funded grants on the webpage under the organization’s annual report.

Amount: Not Specified

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-16, 2020

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 16, 2020

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry – Oct 1-Nov 2, 2020

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 18, 2020

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 6, 2021

Division of Materials Research – Oct 1-Nov 2, 2020

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics –Jan 28, 2021

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

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

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

Division of Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP) – Nov 16, 2020 for CMI, CLP, ECS and MSN

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 31, 2021

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

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

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

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jan 13, 2021

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

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

 

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING

Hanover Research: October 30, 2020 and January 22, 2021

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

  • Grants for Clinical & Health Sciences Faculty Webinar - Friday, October 30, 2020, 10am - 12pm.  An overview of agencies and opportunities specific to health sciences/clinical faculty (e.g. NIH, HRSA, PCORI), followed by a grant consultant panel with expertise in this area.
  • Building Your Research Career Webinar - Friday, October 30, 2020, 1:30pm – 3:30pm.  Topics will include: an overview of research opportunities for mid-career faculty, how to get back into research after a pause, incremental funding strategies, and program officer outreach.
  • Good vs Fundable Proposals Webinar - Friday, January 22, 2021, 10am - 12pm. This training will explore the difference between a good project and a fundable one, with particular emphasis on how to speak to funders’ expectations around innovation.  A panel of grant consultants from a range of backgrounds will follow.
  • Faculty Consultations - Friday, January 22, 2021 - If you register and attend one or more of the Hanover webinars on October 30th or January 22nd, you will have a chance to receive a one-on-one consultation with a grant consultant expert from Hanover Research, who specializes in your area of research.  Only eight slots are available and faculty (or groups of faculty with similar interests) must provide a white paper in advance of the Faculty Consultation to be considered for this opportunity. 

Email proposals@wichita.edu to Register for Hanover Workshops

 

 

WSU Office of Research Workshop: October 27, 2020, 10am

Join Fran Cook of the WSU Office of Research for a one-hour Zoom workshop, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 10-11am.  Topics will include 1) WSU research office resources and contacts, 2) finding funding, 3) project budgeting and 4) grant-writing tips, with time for questions and answers. 

Email proposals@wichita.edu to receive login information. 

 

 

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Virtual Seminar on Grants Administration and Program Funding, October 27 – 30, 2020

The 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration has been designed to provide you with a unique opportunity to learn about the NIH grants process, programs, and policies directly from NIH & HHS experts. This seminar is designed for those who are new to working with the NIH grants process – administrators, early stage investigators, researchers, graduate students, etc. For those with more experience, NIH experts provide a few sessions that are designed for participants that are more advanced and are focused on more in-depth polices and processes.

Registration for the live NIH Virtual Seminar is at capacity.  However, you will be able to access the recordings later through the NIH YouTube Channel.  See additional information here.

 

 

Office of Special Education Programs hosting Attract, Prepare, Retain: OSEP National Summit on Improving Effective Personnel for Children with Disabilities, October 27 – 29, 2020

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is hosting a virtual summit focusing on strategies to attract, prepare, and retain effective personnel—general and special education teachers, early childhood personnel, and related services providers—who have the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective instruction, interventions, supports, and services to children with disabilities. This topic disproportionately affects children with disabilities and their families due to the many unfilled positions and high attrition rates among special education teachers, early childhood personnel, and related services providers.  Improving how we attract, prepare, and retain effective personnel for children with disabilities is a critical need that will only be resolved by prioritized and collaborative efforts.

Register for one or all three virtual OSEP summit events (one event will be held per day)

 

 

Building HSI Learning Resilience in the Face of Crisis: November 2 – November 4, 2020

A free 2-day virtual conference with breakout sessions to understand the effects of the pandemic and its continuing impact on Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) student learning. The goal of the conference is to understand current practices in order to create resiliency with an emphasis on exploring new digital tools to enhance distance learning

Register to Attend the Virtual Conference for Free

 

 

The University of Florida & National Science Foundation Online Workshop:  Broadening Participation: 2020 Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS) Workshop for New Investigators - November 9-10, 2020

The University of Florida, in collaboration with the NSF Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), will be hosting a workshop for new and future Principal Investigators. New researchers, assistant professors, and exceptional postdocs considering academic career are encouraged to apply. Investigators from underrepresented groups in STEM are especially encouraged to apply. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this workshop will be held online for one and a half day on November 9 and 10, 2020.  The main goals of the workshop is two-fold: (1) to provide prospective Principal Investigators who have just received their first award or who are considering applying for funding from the MPS programs with valuable information and advice on the policies, procedures, and opportunities available at NSF, (2) to train a pool of future reviewers and encourage volunteering to review as a way to learn about NSF process.  In addition to informational presentations on various topics relevant to the future PI’s, all participants will go through full mock panel review processes in breakout sessions.  An Application to Attend is Required - Application Deadline is October 2, 2020.

2020 MPS Workshop Application to Attend / Website

 

 

Virtual National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference: Weeks of November 16 and November 30, 2020

Join the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the very first NSF Virtual Grants Conference to be held during the weeks of November 16 and November 30, 2020. Registration will be free of charge and opens on Thursday, October 29 at 11am CST.  This event is designed to give faculty, researchers and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF staff will provide up-to-date information about the proposal and award process, specific funding opportunities and answering attendee questions. Just like the in-person grants conferences, the NSF Virtual Grants Conference is a must, especially for new faculty, researchers and administrators.

Register for the Free NSF Virtual Grants Conference

 

 

Kansas K-INBRE 19th Annual Symposium: January 14 & 15, 2021

The purpose of the Kansas INBRE (K-INBRE) is to strengthen the ability of Kansas researchers to compete effectively for NIH funds by building a “critical mass” of junior and senior investigators, as well as undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows supported with cutting edge technology within a scientific research theme. The scientific research theme chosen for the K-INBRE is Cell and Developmental Biology.

Register for the K-INBRE Virtual Conference

NOVEMBER 2020

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

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS

 

DRIVER VIGILANCE FRAMEWORK FOR LEVEL 2 AND LEVEL 3 DRIVING AUTOMATION SYSTEMS

PI/Department:  Carryl Baldwin, Psychology

Sponsor:  Westat / Department of Transportation-US

Amount:  $186,000

 

WICHITA STATE ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE CENTER: CORE GRANT: ASSET MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE TO THE STATES - ADDENDUM #1

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

Sponsor:  Environmental Protection Agency

Amount:  $112,000

 

REVIEW OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE SYSTEM PROPOSAL

PI/Department:  Misty Bruckner, Public Pollicy and Mangement Center

Sponsor:  City of Lawrence

Amount:  $37,500

 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTERS PROGRAM

PI/Department:  Frances Ervin, ED-Educational Opportunity Centers

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $272,751

 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION TRAINING

PI/Department:  Breann Gilkey, School of Social Work

Sponsor:  Kansas State University

Amount:  $10,956

 

MIDWESTERN PUBLIC HEALTH TRAINING CENTER YEAR 3

PI/Department:  Suzanne Hawley, Public Health Sciences

Sponsor:  University of Iowa / Health Resources & Services Admin

Amount:  $100,000

 

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY UPWARD BOUND: FOSTER CARE EMPOWERMENT

PI/Department:  Rhonda Hicks, Ed - Upward Bound/Wichita Prep

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $297,600

 

UPWARD BOUND WICHITA PREP (UBWP)

PI/Department:  Rhonda Hicks, Ed - Upward Bound/Wichita Prep

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US

Amount:  $484,171

 

TO REDUCE OBESITY AMONG VULNERABLE POPULATIONS AND IMPROVE HEALTH LITERACY AS A MECHANISM AMONG HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS FOR BEHAVIOR CHANGE

PI/Department:  Twyla Hill, Sociology

Sponsor:  State of Kansas / President’s Convergence Sciences Initiative

Amount:  $300,000

 

MCNAIR POSTBACCALAUREATE ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM

PI/Department:  Lawanda Holt-Fields, Ed-Ronald E. McNair Program

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $283,396

 

SMART FUSION MATERIAL DISCOVERY RESEARCH CLUSTER

PI/Department:  Gisuk Hwang, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  State of Kansas / President’s Convergence Sciences Initiative

Amount:  $300,000

 

ONLINE MOCK TRIAL - LIVCIT

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $6,000

 

ONLINE MOCK TRIAL - LEVKIN

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $6,500

 

CHARTER - ONLINE MOCK TRIAL GROUP

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $4,800

 

FRAVMAC - ONLINE MOCK TRIAL

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $6,500

 

DUGVNIK - ONLINE MOCK TRIAL

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $6,500

 

MAQVKIN - ONLINE MOCK TRIAL

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $6,000

 

GBAO RECRUITMENT

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  GBAO Strategies 

Amount:  $1,895

 

FREVSTA - ONLINE MOCK TRIAL

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $6,000

 

HUAVVER - ONLINE MOCK TRIAL

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas

Amount:  $210,357

 

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT - GODDARD USD 265 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Shirley Lefever, Kansas Mentor Induction Center

Sponsor:  USD 265 Goddard High School 

Amount:  $5,050

 

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT - NICKERSON USD 309 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Shirley Lefever, Kansas Mentor Induction Center

Sponsor:  USD 309 Nickerson 

Amount:  $3,100

 

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT - WINFIELD USD 465 2020-2021

PI/Department:  Shirley Lefever, Kansas Mentor Induction Center

Sponsor:  USD 465

Amount:  $9,275

 

WSU/SEDGWICK COUNTY JUVENILE CORRECTIONS ADVISORY BOARD COMMUNITY ACTIVATION SUMMIT

PI/Department:  Rhonda Lewis, Psychology

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County Division Of Finance 

Amount:  $86,120

 

TEST REPORT IN EXCEL - ASTM D5656

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

Sponsor:  US Navy 

Amount:  $7,176

 

WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY VETERANS UPWARD BOUND

PI/Department:  Stacia Lyday, ED-Veterans Upward Bound Program

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $297,601

 

ASHA ADVANCING ACADEMIC-RESEARCH CAREERS AWARD 2020

PI/Department:  Karissa Marble-Flint, Health Professions Dean's Office

Sponsor:  American Speech Language Hearing Association

Amount:  $5,000

 

ENGINEERING UNLEASHED FELLOW

PI/Department:  Cindi Mason, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Kern Family Foundation, Inc.

Amount:  $10,000

 

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS EXPANSION OF PRACTITIONER EDUCATION IN SOCIAL WORK (PRAC-ED) PROGRAM GRANT

PI/Department:  Shaunna Millar, School of Social Work

Sponsor:  Council on Social Work Education

Amount:  $2,000

 

URBAN AIR MOBILITY (UAM): SAFETY STANDARDS, AIRCRAFT CERTIFICATION AND IMPACT ON MARKET FEASIBILITY AND GROWTH POTENTIALS

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration

Amount:  $450,000

 

NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF FIELDS IN CAVITIES WITH DETAILED ANTENNA MODELING

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Phillips, NIAR-Environmental Test Lab

Sponsor:  Electro Magnetic Application Inc / Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $37,500

 

CHARACTERIZATION OF THE VULNERABILITY OF COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT

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

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $522,692

 

A VISION FOR THE NEXT DECADE OF FOUNDATIONAL MACHINE LEARNING

PI/Department:  Kaushik Sinha, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  The University of Texas at Austin / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $129,656

 

TRIO DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES PROJECT

PI/Department:  Vanessa Souriya-Mnirajd, Ed-Disability Services Student Sup

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US

Amount:  $294,725

 

INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION PROGRAM, CPO 0004 (SORE #24)

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, FirePoint Innovations-Aerospace

Sponsor:  US Army Research Office

Amount:  $1,210,000

 

MECHANICAL TESTING OF COMPOSITE COUPONS, SUBCOMPONENT, AND CONSTITUENT MATERIALS - TASK 1

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

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $108,949

 

TASK 1 - SKYBORG KICK-OFF MEETING

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

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory 

Amount:  $4,000

 

SCDDO (SEDGWICK COUNTY DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY ORGANIZATION) COST STUDY

PI/Department:  Melissa Walker, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County Division Of Finance 

Amount:  $17,561

 

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS OF KDHE BUREAU OF WASTE MANAGEMENT

PI/Department:  Melissa Walker, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment-Kansas 

Amount:  $17,640

 

HEALTHY BABY PROGRAM RENEWAL (1)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County / Health Resources & Services Admin

Amount:  $50,000

 

PATHWAYS FOR A HEALTHY KANSAS INITIATIVE - PHASE 2

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

Amount:  $304,920

 

MEDICAID AGREEMENT: HCBS ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $1,168,013

 

FLEX POPULATION HEALTH PROGRAM SUPPORT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $10,000

 

KANSAS CONNECTING COMMUNITIES (KCC)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $25,000

 

KANSAS ESSENTIALS FOR CHILDHOOD (KPOP)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $92,000

 

SAFE STREETS WICHITA - EVALUATION OF DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES, YEAR 3

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Partners For Wichita Inc / Substance Abuse-Mntl Health Srv Adm

Amount:  $6,000

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

Focused Funding Opportunities

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

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: Health Resources & Services Administration

Title: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Monday, November 30, 2020 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by January 21, 2021.

Purpose: “The purpose of the BHWET Program for Professionals is to develop and expand experiential training opportunities, such as field placements and internships, to improve the distribution and supply of the behavioral health workforce.”

Amount: $480,000 per year, for four years

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program

Title: Request for Pre-Proposals for the International Space Station (ISS) Flight Opportunity Cooperative Agreement Notice

Application Deadline: Pre-Proposals due noon December 4, 2020

Purpose: The Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP) is seeking pre-proposals for eventual submission to a NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) opportunity. Specifically, this CAN solicitation is for projects the “have previously been selected by NASA EPSCoR for ground-based research funding.” All proposed projects shall be mature enough to transition to a flight experiment with little or no additional NASA funding. Through this solicitation, the ISS will provide the integration and flight opportunity.

Amount: $100,000 for three years

 

*** LIMITED *** Funding Agency: Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation

Title: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one nomination, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by February 4, 2021. 

Purpose: “The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching.”

Amount: $100,000 Research Grant

 

Funding Agency: NASA Kansas Space Grant Consortium

Title: Teacher Workshop Solicitation

Application Deadline: December 11, 2020

Purpose: “The NASA Kansas Space Grant Consortium (KSGC) Teacher Workshop Program supports the development and implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educator workshops. NASA is especially interested in helping teachers bring NASA relevant material and content into middle-school classrooms.”

Amount: $25,000 – cost match is required

 

Funding Agency:  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Title: Health Data for Action: (Data Access Award)

Application Deadline: December 17, 2020

Purpose: “HD4A aims to reduce the barriers often faced in accessing rich data by serving as a conduit between data owners and interested researchers. Through this HD4A call for proposals (CFP), RWJF will make valuable data from unique data owners available to researchers.  The purpose of the 2020 HD4A CFP is primarily to award data access at no cost from one of eight anticipated data providers to successful applicants. Most selected projects will not receive a financial award for personnel or other project-related costs. However, limited funding up to $100,000 per project is available for a small number of projects from principal investigators who have not previously received external research funding. The HD4A program will support innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions. Applicants under this CFP will write a proposal for a research study using data from one of the following anticipated data providers including: athenahealth; CareJourney VRDC T-MSIS Research Collaborative; the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC); Geisinger; the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI); HealthShare Exchange (HSX); OCHIN ADVANCE Collaborative; and TransUnion.”

Amount: Data access at no cost. 

 

Funding Agency:  Midwest Biomedical Accelerator Consortium

Title: MBArC Grant Application Process

Application Deadline: LOI due Monday, December 21, 2020

Purpose: “MBArC funds translational research projects that have the potential to improve patient and health care. Awards of up to $200,000 for a year are used for product definition studies (e.g. feasibility studies, prototype development, proof-of-concept studies) comprised of critical go/no-go milestones.”

Amount: $100,000 for one year; 1:1 cost match is also required.

 

Funding Agency:  Elsa U. Pardee Foundation

Title: Cancer Research

Application Deadline: LOI due Monday, December 31, 2020

Purpose: “The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation funds research to investigators in United States non-profit institutions proposing research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. The Foundation funds projects for a one year period which will allow establishment of capabilities of new cancer researchers, or new cancer approaches by established cancer researchers. It is anticipated that this early stage funding by the Foundation may lead to subsequent and expanded support using government agency funding. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment, or cure should be clearly identified. By design, there are no limits set on the grant amount that can be requested. It must be reasonably and clearly supported by the scope of the project outlined in the application. Applications requesting more than 5% overhead are usually not considered. Papers verifying nonprofit status and relevant human subject and experimental animal treatment approvals from the recipient institution will be requested prior to project initiation. A final report summarizing financial expenditure and research achievement is required.”

Amount: By design, there are no limits set on the grant amount that can be requested. It must be reasonably and clearly supported by the scope of the project outlined in the application. Applications requesting more than 5 percent overhead are usually not considered.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF) and Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) Collaboration

Title: NSF/CASIS Collaboration on Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology on the International Space Station (ISS) to Benefit Life on Earth

Application Deadline: Feasibility Review Form due January 4, 2021; if approved, full applications will be due March 1, 2021

Purpose: “The Divisions of Chemical, Bioengineering and Environmental Transport (CBET) and Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Infrastructure (CMMI) in the Engineering Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) are partnering with The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to solicit research projects in the general fields of tissue engineering and mechanobiology that can utilize the International Space Station (ISS) National Lab to conduct research that will benefit life on Earth.”

Amount: $400,000 over three years

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program

Title: KNEP 2020 Request for Pre-Proposals to NASA EPSCoR 2021 Rapid Response Research (R3) Cooperative agreement Notice (CAN)

Application Deadline: Pre-Proposals due noon January 5, 2021

Purpose: The Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP) is seeking proposals for a unique NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM) opportunity entitled the Rapid Response Research (R3) Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN).  The R3’s purpose is to provide a streamlined method to address research issues important to the mission directorates. Proposals must address topics identified by the involved NASA divisions (see Appendices A-I of the NASA Announcement). Kansas can only submit one NASA proposal per technical area. 

Amount: $100,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 (Mid-scale RI-1)

Application Deadline: Preliminary Proposals due January 7, 2021; Full Proposals due (if selected/invited) April 23, 2021

Purpose: “NSF-supported science and engineering research increasingly relies on cutting-edge infrastructure. With its Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program and Major Multi-user Facilities (Major Facilities) projects, NSF supports infrastructure projects at the lower and higher ends of infrastructure scales across science and engineering research disciplines. The Mid-scale Research Infrastructure Big Idea is intended to provide NSF with an agile, Foundation-wide process to fund experimental research capabilities in the mid-scale range between the MRI and Major Facilities thresholds.  NSF defines Research Infrastructure (RI) as any combination of facilities, equipment, instrumentation, or computational hardware or software, and the necessary human capital in support of the same. Major facilities and mid-scale projects are subsets of research infrastructure. The NSF Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 Program (Mid-scale RI-1) supports the design or implementation of unique and compelling RI projects. Mid-scale RI-1 implementation projects may include any combination of equipment, instrumentation, cyberinfrastructure, broadly used large-scale datasets, and the commissioning and/or personnel needed to successfully complete the project, or the design efforts intended to lead to eventual implementation of a mid-scale class project. Mid-scale RI-1 design projects will include the design efforts intended to lead to eventual implementation of a mid-scale class RI project. Mid-scale RI-1 projects should fill a research community-defined scientific need or enable a national research priority to be met. Mid-scale RI-projects should also enable US researchers to remain competitive in a global research environment and involve the training of a diverse workforce engaged in the design and implementation of STEM infrastructure.”

Amount: Implementation Projects are between $6 million – $20 million; Design Projects can be between$600,000 - $20 million. 

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline: January 26, 2021

Purpose: “The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to provide a new pathway for Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) who wish to propose research projects in a new direction for which preliminary data do not exist. The Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant, named in honor of the late National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Director, Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D., is open to a broad range of scientific research relevant to the mission of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). Proposed projects must represent a change in research direction for the ESI and should be innovative and unique. A distinct feature for this FOA is that applications must not include preliminary data.”

Amount: Not limited

 

Funding Agency: Council on Library and Information Resources

Title: Recordings at Risk

Application Deadline: January 29, 2021

Purpose: “Recordings at Risk is a national regranting program administered by CLIR to support the preservation of rare and unique audio, audiovisual, and other time-based media of high scholarly value through digital reformatting.”

Amount: $10,000-$50,000

 

Funding Agency: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

Title: Steven H. Sandell Grant Program

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Purpose: “The Center for Retirement Research sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement or disability research and policy. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior or non-tenured scholars (within seven years of receiving their Ph.D.) from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement or disability issues.”

Amount: $45,000

 

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

Title: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program  (S-STEM)

Application Deadline: ***Limited*** Because WSU may only submit one application per college that awards STEM-eligible degrees, Notices of Intent to apply must be sent to proposals@wichita.edu by Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 12noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by March 31, 2021.  ALSO NOTE – this solicitation is currently under revision by NSF.  If the program due dates change, internal due dates may also be adjusted. 

Purpose: “Recognizing that financial aid alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, the program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships and to advance the adaptation, implementation, and study of effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM. The S-STEM program encourages collaborations among different types of participating groups, including but not limited to partnerships among different types of institutions; collaborations of STEM faculty and institutional, educational, and social science researchers; and partnerships among institutions of higher education and business, industry, local community organizations, national labs, or other federal or state government organizations, if appropriate.”

Amount: Track 1: Institutional Capacity Building $650,000 over five years; Track 2: Design and Development, Single Institution $1,000,000 over five years; Track 3: Design and Development, Multiple Institutional Consortia $5,000,000 over five years.

 

Funding Agency: NASA in Kansas

Title: Seed Research Initiation (SRI) and Partnership Development Grant (PDG)

Application Deadline: SRI due February 26, 2021; PDG due March 12, 2021

Purpose: PDG “grants are intended to facilitate the development of beneficial and promising NASA collaborations.” “SRI grants are designed to assist investigators in starting research projects having a high probability for sustained growth and value to NASA and Kansas.”

Amount: Three PDG Grants expected for $18,346 each; One single SRI award is anticipated for $152,642.  Cost Match is a requirement of both. 

 

Funding Agency: Japan Foundation New York

Title: Grants for Arts and Culture

Application Deadline: Ongoing, rolling deadline

Purpose: “The Japan Foundation New York office (JFNY) accepts applications from non-profit organizations for projects that take place within the 37 states east of the Rocky Mountains, plus Washington D.C., listed below for the JFNY Grant for Arts & Culture on a rolling basis throughout the year. This grant aims to support projects that will further understanding of Japanese arts and culture.”

Amount: $5,000

 

Funding Agency: Bob Barker Company Foundation

Title: Grants for Incarcerated Community

Application Deadline: Ongoing, rolling deadline

Purpose: “Bob Barker Company has been serving the physical needs of incarcerated individuals since 1972. The Bob Barker Company Foundation is giving back to the incarcerated community in order to prepare them physically, spiritually and emotionally for successful reentry into society.”

Amount: $5,000-$25,000

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Individual and Small Team Proposals

Application Deadline: Varies by topic.

Advanced Manufacturing – proposals accepted anytime

Applied Mathematics – Nov 1-15, 2021

Archaeology and Archaeometry – July 1 and December 20 annually

Astronomy and Astrophysics – Oct 1-Nov 15, 2021

Biological Anthropology – July 20 and Jan 20 annually

Biomechanics and Mechanobiology – proposals accepted anytime

Biophotonics – proposals accepted anytime

Biosensing – proposals accepted anytime

Cellular and Biochemical Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Chemistry: Disciplinary Research Programs – varies based on discipline

Computational & Data-Enabled Science and Engineering - Varies

Cultural Anthropology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases – Nov 17, 2021

Economics – Aug 18 and Jan 18 annually

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

Engineering of Biomedical Systems – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Biology – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Engineering – proposals accepted anytime

Environmental Sustainability – proposals accepted anytime

Geophysics – proposals accepted anytime

Mathematical Biology – Aug 20-Sept 6, 2021

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

Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics –Jan 28, 2021

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences – proposals accepted anytime

Physics – Varies by topic

Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace – proposals accepted anytime

Security and Preparedness – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Smart and Connected Health – Dec 11 annually

Social Psychology – July 15 and Jan 15 annually

Sociology – Aug 15 and Jan 15 annually

Statistics – Dec 1-15 annually

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: NSF Special Programs

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

Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) –accepted anytime

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

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

Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS) –accepted anytime

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

Earth Sciences:  Instrumentation and Facilities Program –accepted anytime

Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) – Feb 22 annually

Expeditions in Computing – Varies by topic

Mathematical Sciences Infrastructure Program –Dec 15 annually

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program – Aug 31, 2021

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

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

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

Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) – Jan 13, 2021

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

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

 

EDUCATION / TRAINING 

Hanover Research: January 22, 2021

Wichita State University is partnering with Hanover Research to provide faculty with opportunities designed to increase your grant-writing success and research competitiveness.  These webinars build upon our in-house workshop series, and attendance therefore requires participation in one or more previous WSU Office of Research workshops such as the one listed below for December 2nd 2020, or with prior approval from Fran Cook, Training Manager.  If there is sufficient need, additional Introduction to the WSU Research Office workshops will be added prior to the Hanover webinars.

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

Email proposals@wichita.edu to Register for Hanover Workshops

If you attended, please provide feedback on the Building Your Research Career Hanover Research Webinar which took place October 30, 2020. 

If you attend, please provide feedback on the Grants for Clinical & Health Science Faculty Hanover Research Webinar which took place October 30, 2020.

 


 

Introduction to the WSU Office of Research Workshop: December 2, 2020, 2-3pm

Join Fran Cook of the WSU Office of Research for a one-hour Zoom workshop, December 2, 2020, from 2pm – 3pm.  Topics will include 1) WSU research office resources and contacts, 2) finding funding, 3) project budgeting and 4) grant-writing tips, with time for questions and answers. 

Email proposals@wichita.edu to receive login information. 

 


 

WSU Office of Research Workshop: Institutional Review Board Overview and Data Security: December 4, 2020 & December 8, 2020

Register to attend virtual WSU Office of Research Workshop: Institutional Review Board Overview and Data Security.  Linda Steinacher, IRB/IACUC Administrator, will discuss the process of applying to the WSU Institutional Review Board for research involving human subjects.  Misha Jacob-Warren, Deputy General Counsel will discuss the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and its relevance to University researchers.  Finally, Mark Rodee, Chief Information Security Officer, will discuss data security with regard to sensitive data such as personally-identifying information, controlled unclassified information, and research data in general.  This workshop is recommended especially for those in health professions, and those whose research involves working with human subjects or sensitive data.  Two sessions will be offered: Friday, December 4th, 11:30am - 1pm or Tuesday, December 8th, 10:30am - 12noon.

Please sign up through myTraining or by emailing proposals@wichita.edu.

 


 

2020 Community Courts and Public Safety Conference: December 4, 2020

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Center for Court Innovation hosts a biennial conference with an audience of practitioners and researchers to explore promising ideas in justice reform. This year, the Community Courts and Public Safety Conference will be a one-day virtual convening hosted on Friday, December 4, 2020.  Community courts have been committed to harnessing the power of the justice system to address local problems and improve public safety for over 25 years. Contributing to a dynamic national dialogue about justice reform, the conference will explore topics such as effective practices to reduce recidivism; addressing challenges at the nexus of homelessness and justice system involvement; building effective community partnerships; incorporating restorative justice into court programs; lessons learned from planning community courts; effective justice system responses to substance use disorder; and the future of community justice.

Register - virtual December 4, 2020 Community Courts and Public Safety Conference

 


 

CyberTraining (NSF 19-524) Webinar: December 8, 2020

The National Science Foundation is hosting a webinar about the CyberTraining (NSF 19-524) solicitation.  This NSF program seeks to prepare, nurture, and grow the national scientific research workforce for creating, utilizing, and supporting advanced cyberinfrastructure (CI) to enable and potentially transform fundamental science and engineering research and contribute to the Nation's overall economic competitiveness and security. The goals of this solicitation are to (i) ensure broad adoption of CI tools, methods, and resources by the research community in order to catalyze major research advances and to enhance researchers’ abilities to lead the development of new CI; and (ii) integrate core literacy and discipline-appropriate advanced skills in advanced CI as well as computational and data-driven science and engineering into the Nation’s educational curriculum/instructional material spanning undergraduate and graduate courses for advancing fundamental research.

Register for the NSF CyberTraining Solicitation (NSF 19-054) Webinar

 


 

WSU Office of Research Workshop: The WSU Faculty Support Committee & Internal Funding Opportunities: December 15, 2020

Join the WSU Faculty Support Committee for a panel discussion about internal grant funding opportunities available to WSU Faculty, including the URCA, ARC and MURPA.  The WSU Faculty Support committee will describe each funding opportunity, the rating criteria that is used to evaluate applications and how to improve your likelihood of receiving this internal funding.  The workshop will be held Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 10-11:30am. 

Please sign up through myTraining or by emailing proposals@wichita.edu.

 


 

Kansas K-INBRE 19th Annual Symposium: January 14 & 15, 2021

The purpose of the Kansas INBRE (K-INBRE) is to strengthen the ability of Kansas researchers to compete effectively for NIH funds by building a “critical mass” of junior and senior investigators, as well as undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows supported with cutting edge technology within a scientific research theme. The scientific research theme chosen for the K-INBRE is Cell and Developmental Biology.

Register for the K-INBRE Virtual Conference

 


 

CITI Program Free COVID-19 Training Courses

Participating in Vaccine Research is now available as part of CITI’s COVID-19 training which already includes Remote Contact Tracing and COVID-19: Back to Campus courses. There are over 200 vaccines under development to combat COVID-19 and a need for thousands of volunteers to participate in trials in upcoming months. The Participating in Vaccine Research webinar covers the basics of what individuals should expect while participating in vaccine trials, their rights, essential questions they should ask before agreeing to participate, and how to find COVID-19 vaccine trials that are recruiting. -

CITI Websitecontact proposals@wichita.edu if you have questions about setting up your CITI account and affiliating with Wichita State University

DECEMBER 2020

Congratulations to those who received grants in November!  Please help the WSU community stay informed by forwarding any notices of funding opportunities and/or training sessions to research@wichita.edu for inclusion in the next newsletter. We in the Office of Research wish all of you a restful break and Happy Holidays.  Good luck in your research efforts over the next month and year.  

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS

MSA and Value of Transmission Lines and for fair, effective, and reliable operation

PI/Department:  Visvakumar Aravinthan, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Sunflower Electric Power Corporation 

Amount:  $60,000

 

Multiphase Capillary Flow Behaviors of Oil and Water trhough Superhydrophobic and Superoleophobic Multifunctional Porous Membranes for Effective Separation

PI/Department:  Eylem Asmatulu, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research Fund 

Amount:  $110,000

 

Smart Management for Small Water Systems- Amendment 2

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

Sponsor:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / Environmental Protection Agency

Amount:  $123,536

 

American Job Center and WIOA Performance Evaluation Services

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

Sponsor:  City of Lincoln

Amount:  $25,300

 

Kansas Museums Association Proposal for Services 2021- 2024

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

Sponsor:  Kansas Museums Association 

Amount:  $28,350

 

Starch Analysis Keith Phase

PI/Department:  Crystal Dozier, Anthropology

Sponsor:  Kansas Historical Society 

Amount:  $ 334

 

Keith Phase Residue 2020

PI/Department:  Crystal Dozier, Anthropology

Sponsor:  Robert J Hoard

Amount:  $ 370

 

Phase 1 SOS

PI/Department:  Debra Franklin, Strategic Initiatives

Sponsor:  Martin Defense Group / Office of Naval Research

Amount:  $265,730

 

FMSG: Electrochemical Upcycling of Waste Nitrates for Eco-Manufacturing of Nitrogen-Based Chemicals

PI/Department:  Shuang Gu, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  Iowa State University / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $140,000

 

2020 CAE CySP Wichita State University

PI/Department:  Joseph Jabara, Engineering Technology

Sponsor:  Natl Security Agency / Department of Defense

Amount:  $450,763

 

Mock Trial - Agevshi

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $5,000

 

Mock Trial - Burvala

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

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

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $4,500

 

III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Multi-level Computational Approaches to Protein Function Prediction

PI/Department:  Dukka KC, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation 

Amount:  $38,416

 

TRIO Student Support Services Program

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

Sponsor:  Department of Education-US 

Amount:  $494,929

 

Modeling for Affordable, Sustainable Composites (MASC) – Mod 05

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

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

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory 

Amount:  $13,250,000

 

Modeling for Affordable, Sustainable Composites (MASC) - Mod 06

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

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

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory 

Amount:  $525,400

 

Wichita Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention Renewal 2

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $19,000

 

Agreement for Supporting the Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $31,795

 

Agreement for Coordinating the Kansas Perinatal Quality Collaborative (KPQC)

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $100,014

 

Syndromic Surveillance - ESSENCE Training and User Manual Development

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

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

Amount:  $50,000

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 Focused Funding Opportunities

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

 

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

Title: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)

Application Deadline: Letter of Intent due Friday, December 18, 2020; WSU is limited to being the lead applicant on one proposal.***LIMITED***

Purpose: “RII Track-2 FEC builds interjurisdictional collaborative teams of EPSCoR investigators in scientific focus areas consistent with NSF priorities. Projects are investigator-driven and must include researchers from at least two EPSCoR eligible jurisdictions with complementary expertise and resources necessary to address challenges, which neither party could address as well or rapidly independently. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research and education activities should seek to broaden participation through the strategic inclusion and integration of diverse individuals, institutions, and sectors throughout the project. Proposals must describe a comprehensive and integrated vision to drive discovery and build sustainable STEM capacity that exemplifies diversity of all types (individual, institutional, geographic, and disciplinary). The development of diverse early-career faculty is a critical component of this sustainable STEM capacity. For FY 2021, RII Track-2 FEC proposals are invited on a single topic: “Advancing research towards Industries of the Future to ensure economic growth for EPSCoR jurisdictions.

Amount: $1 - 1.5million (depending on number of participating EPSCoR jurisdictions)

 

Funding Agency:  Midwest Biomedical Accelerator Consortium

Title: MBArC Grant Application Process

Application Deadline: LOI due Monday, December 21, 2020

Purpose: “MBArC funds translational research projects that have the potential to improve patient and health care. Awards of up to $200,000 for a year are used for product definition studies (e.g. feasibility studies, prototype development, proof-of-concept studies) comprised of critical go/no-go milestones.”

Amount: $100,000 for one year; 1:1 cost match is also required.

 

Funding Agency:  Mars / American Heritage Chocolate

Title: Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant

Application Deadline: December 26, 2020

Purpose: “Launched in 2013, the Forrest E. Mars, Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant, named after the company’s owner and advocate of the history of the Americas, has a special emphasis on uncovering and sharing chocolate’s role in global history as well as its influence on heritage and culture. Grant funds will be awarded for project(s) that investigate and/or educate the public on the history of chocolate and/or the chocolate making process from a cultural, historic and/or scientific perspective(s). The scholarship process is competitive, and the awards will be made based on merit as judged by a panel of experts. Educational impact will be at the forefront of this decision process.”

Amount: $50,000

 

Funding Agency: Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program

Title: KNEP 2020 Request for Pre-Proposals to NASA EPSCoR 2021 Rapid Response Research (R3) Cooperative agreement Notice (CAN)

Application Deadline: Pre-Proposals due noon January 5, 2021

Purpose: The Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP) is seeking proposals for a unique NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM) opportunity entitled the Rapid Response Research (R3) Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN).  The R3’s purpose is to provide a streamlined method to address research issues important to the mission directorates. Proposals must address topics identified by the involved NASA divisions (see Appendices A-I of the NASA Announcement). Kansas can only submit one NASA proposal per technical area. 

Amount: $100,000

 

Funding Agency: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

Title: Early Career Research Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 13, 2021 for Human Health & Community Resilience Track

Purpose: “The Gulf Research Program’s Early-Career Research Fellowship supports emerging scientific leaders as they take risks on research ideas not yet tested, pursue unique collaborations, and build a network of colleagues who share their interest in improving offshore energy system safety and the well-being of coastal communities and ecosystems.  Because the early years of a researcher’s career are a critical time, the relatively unrestricted funds and mentoring this fellowship provides help recipients navigate this period with independence, flexibility, and a built-in support network.” “The Early Career Research Fellowship’s Human Health and Community Resilience track aligns with one of Gulf Research Program’s five program areas, and narrows the focus of the fellowship to support the most relevant research to the goals and objectives of the Board on Gulf Health and Resilience. For the 2021-2023 Application Cycle, the Human Health and Community Resilience track goal focuses on contributing to the advancement of health equity in the Gulf of Mexico region or Alaska by considering the social determinants of health.”  Note, future tracks will include Environmental Protection & Stewardship and Offshore Energy Safety.

Amount: $76,000 for two years

 

Funding Agency: William T. Grant Foundation

Title: Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence 

Application Deadline: Letters of Inquiry due January 13, 2021 by 2pm Central

Purpose: “The Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. One way that we pursue this mission is by investing in high-quality field-initiated studies on improving the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.”

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

 

Funding Agency: Johnson & Johnson Innovation | JLABS

Title: Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Mental Health

Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Purpose: “We invite nurses and nursing students worldwide to submit their nurse-led novel concepts, education programs, protocols, prevention or treatment approaches, screening tools, and consumer product ideas with the power to potentially transform mental health care and well-being for their fellow healthcare professionals or the patients they serve amid the current pandemic environment and beyond.

Ideas may include potential solutions for practice in any setting, including inpatient, outpatient, education, private practice, community, military and VA settings and can address health and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health conditions, and care & treatment considerations for persons with psychiatric and/or substance use disorders.”

Amount: $100,00

 

Funding Agency: Konza Prairie, part of NSF Long-Term Ecological Research Network (LTER)

Title: Supplemental Requests for Research Experiences for Teachers

Application Deadline: January 18, 2021

Purpose: “The NSF LTER program is committed to catalyzing enhancement of diversity in the community of scientists and educators participating in LTER activities. To that end, we are pleased to solicit supplemental requests for Research Opportunity Awards (ROA), Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experiences for Teachers (RET). Requests that provide research opportunities for members of groups underrepresented in the sciences, including minorities and persons with disabilities (visible or non-visible), veterans, faculty (especially women) at Minority Serving Institutions or Community Colleges, and teachers from schools located in under-served communities, will be prioritized. For purposes of these supplements, first-generation college students are not considered an underrepresented group.

The LTER program recognizes the value of a deep and lasting interaction between LTER scientists and K-12 teachers for the professional development of the teacher, and the creation and implementation of effective curricula to enhance STEM training for their students. To facilitate the success of this interaction, the LTER program will consider RET requests to support a pair of teachers for two summers and the school year in between. Requests for support for teachers from underrepresented groups or from schools located in under-served communities will be prioritized. Budgets should include stipends for teachers and financial support for the implementation of classroom activities or field trips that emerge from the teachers’ research experiences. Funds for LTER personnel are not allowed. RET proposals should clearly describe how teachers and LTER personnel (which may include graduate students and postdoctoral researchers) will collaborate on research projects and curriculum development during summers and the intervening school year.”

Amount: Varies by program activity; interested WSU researchers should reach out to a Kansas State University Konza Prairie researcher to learn more about the opportunities and how to collaborate.  For more information, please reach out to: Dr. Lydia Zeglin, lzeglin@ksu.edu at Kansas State University.

 

Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Title: Nursing Workforce Diversity Program

Application Deadline: January 19, 2021

Purpose: “The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program. The purpose of this program is to assist students from disadvantaged backgrounds (including ethnic and racial minorities underrepresented among registered nurses) throughout the educational pipeline in becoming registered nurses. This purpose is accomplished by supporting diploma or associate degree registered nurses as they become baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses, and preparing practicing registered nurses for advanced nursing education.”

Amount: Up to $555,000 per year

 

Funding Agency: Simons Foundation

Title: Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians

Application Deadline: January 28, 2021

Purpose: “The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences division invites applications for Collaboration Grants for Mathematicians to stimulate collaboration in the field primarily through the funding of travel and related expenditures.  The goal of the program is to substantially increase collaborative contacts between accomplished, active mathematicians in the United States who do not otherwise have access to funding that could provide support for travel and visitors.”

Amount: Each collaboration grant provides $8,400 per year for up to five years: $6,000 per year for collaboration, travel and research funds for the awardee; $1,000 per year in discretionary funds for the awardee’s department to enhance the research atmosphere of the department; and 20 percent ($1,400) per year in indirect costs. The five-year grant will commence September 1, 2021.

 

Funding Agency: American Psychological Foundation

Title: Diane J. Willis Early Career Award

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

Purpose: “The APF Div. 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award: Advances public understanding of mental health and improve the well-being of children and families through policy and service.  Encourages promising early career psychologists to continue work in this area. Applicants must:  Be psychologists with an EdD, PsyD or PhD from an accredited university and be no more than 10 years postdoctoral.” 

Amount: $2.000

 

Funding Agency: K-INBRE

Title: Core Facility Support

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021 by 5:00pm

Purpose: The purpose of K-INBRE research support is to further the ability of Kansas researchers to compete successfully for NIH funds.  Within our scientific research theme of Cell and Developmental Biology, focus areas include reproductive and embryonic development, organogenesis, developmental neuroscience, and cellular and developmental pathologies.  Core Facility Awards provide funds to institutional core facilities that support the research focus of the K-INBRE Cell and Developmental Biology.  Proposals are limited to one year of funding and may be used to support maintenance agreements or equipment purchases.  Matching funds are not required but will strengthen the application and provide evidence of departmental and institutional support. 

Amount: $10,000 maximum in direct costs

 

Funding Agency: K-INBRE 

Title: Recruitment/Start-Up Package

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021 by 5:00pm

Purpose: The purpose of K-INBRE research support is to further the ability of Kansas researchers to compete successfully for NIH funds.  Within our scientific research theme of Cell and Developmental Biology, focus areas include reproductive and embryonic development, organogenesis, developmental neuroscience, and cellular and developmental pathologies.  Recruitment/Start-Up packages are for the purpose of assisting in the process of bringing in new faculty to K-INBRE Undergraduate Partnership Institutions (includes WSU) and helping in the establishment of their research laboratories.  See application instructions for specific eligibility requirements/limitations. 

Amount: $25,000 maximum in direct costs

 

Funding Agency: Motorola Solutions Foundation

Title: 2021 Grant Program

Application Deadline: February 1, 2021 Required Inquiry Form due

Purpose: “Our grant program has three primary areas of focus: •Technology and engineering education: Engaging students in innovative, hands-on activities, such as coding, programming, computer science and robotics to prepare the next generation of innovators. •Public safety education: Providing resources to first responders and the communities they serve and supporting fallen first responders’ families; Investing in key policing initiatives – specifically, preparing youth for public safety careers, conducting school safety training, supporting mental wellness and providing leadership training for women and people of color.  •Blended programs: Programs that combine both technology and engineering education and public safety education.”

Amount: $50,000

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Science of Organizations (SoO)

Application Deadline: February 2, 2021

Purpose: “Organizations -- private and public, established and entrepreneurial, designed and emergent, formal and informal, profit and nonprofit -- are critical to the well-being of nations and their citizens. They are of crucial importance for producing goods and services, creating value, providing jobs, and achieving social goals. The Science of Organizations (SoO) program funds basic research that yields a scientific evidence base for improving the design and emergence, development and deployment, and management and ultimate effectiveness of organizations of all kinds. 

SoO funds research that advances our fundamental understanding of how organizations develop, form and operate. Successful SoO research proposals use scientific methods to develop and refine theories, to empirically test theories and frameworks, and to develop new measures and methods. Funded research is aimed at yielding generalizable insights that are of value to the business practitioner, policy-maker and research communities.”

Amount: Standard NSF Grant

 

Funding Agency: Global Warming Mitigation Project

Title: The Keeling Curve Prize

Application Deadline: February 10, 2021

Purpose: “Each year, we locate and fund the best climate solutions the world has to offer. To that end, our team is looking for projects with a proven track record of taking greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere. We’ve developed five categories, each one addressing a specific sector of climate innovation.  Capture & Utilization: Projects in this category are advancing technological and nature-based strategies for capturing and/or utilizing heat-trapping gases from the air or oceans.  Energy: Projects in this category decarbonize energy, support zero-carbon energy innovations, and lead the way in improving the supply, distribution, and access of low or zero-emissions energy systems worldwide. Finance: Projects in this category are making financial mechanisms and economics work for greenhouse gas reduction and/or reversal ventures.  Social & Cultural Pathways: Projects in this category are changing the way people consider, understand, and act concerning human impacts on planet Earth. They are trying to answer the question: what does it take, socially and culturally, to develop beyond fossil fuels?  Transport & Mobility: Projects that apply in this category are reimagining and reinventing all types of vehicles, fuels, and mobility options for both people and products. These projects will confront the carbon footprint of the vehicles themselves and the routes traveled.”

Amount: $25,000

 

Funding Agency: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Title: Visual Proteomics Imaging

Application Deadline: February 17, 2021

Purpose: “The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) seeks to support 2.5-year challenge grants in the field of visual proteomics. The ability to view protein molecules in cells and monitor changes in their structure, quantity, distribution, and interactions is key to understanding what causes diseases and finding treatments and cures. This grant program will advance technology development for the field of visual proteomics and aim to obtain near-atomic resolution readouts inside the cell. The funding mechanism will be targeted investments in the form of challenge grants with specified proof-of-concept milestones.”

Amount: “Because hardware, software, and protocol development projects that may be supported by this RFA likely require different resourcing levels, a budget limit has not been set on a per project basis. Proposed budgets should reflect the project scope.”

 

Funding Agency: US Department of Defense (Army, Navy, Air Force, Defense Health Agency)

Title: Broad Agency Announcements for SBIR/STTR

Application Deadline: February 18, 2021 – NOTE, only Small Businesses may apply

Purpose: The US Department of Defense releases Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) for the SBIR / STTR program three times a year.  The most recent BAA opened for pre-release on December 8, 2020.  Only Small Businesses are eligible to apply.  WSU researchers may wish to review the list of topics issued by each of the Department of Defense departments here: https://www.dodsbirsttr.mil/topics-app/

Amount: STTR/SBIR funding limits apply

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice

Title: Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives, Fiscal Year 2021

Application Deadline: February 25, 2021

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ requests proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to examine reentry initiatives that incorporate promising practices, strategies, or programs. NIJ is interested in supporting multi-site, randomized controlled trial (RCT) evaluations of innovative reentry initiatives that: 1) Are specifically designed to address violent, habitual recidivism, 2) Are initiated during an individual’s incarceration and continue in the community and 3) Address multiple criminogenic needs that can be assessed incrementally.” 

Amount: $1,200,000 over five years

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Justice

Title: Research on Juvenile Justice Topics, Fiscal Year 2021

Application Deadline: February 25, 2021

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NIJ, in collaboration with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), seeks proposals for rigorous research projects that inform policy and practice in the field of juvenile justice. Specifically, this solicitation seeks proposals for studies that advance knowledge and understanding in one of the following two priority topic areas: (1) juvenile justice responses to the COVID-19 pandemic or (2) deinstitutionalization of status offenders. Applications proposing research outside of these two research areas will not be considered.” 

Amount: $600,000 over five years

 

Funding Agency: NASA in Kansas

Title: Seed Research Initiation (SRI) and Partnership Development Grant (PDG)

Application Deadline: SRI due February 26, 2021; PDG due March 12, 2021

Purpose: PDG “grants are intended to facilitate the development of beneficial and promising NASA collaborations.” “SRI grants are designed to assist investigators in starting research projects having a high probability for sustained growth and value to NASA and Kansas.”

Amount: Three PDG Grants expected for $18,346 each; One single SRI award is anticipated for $152,642.  Cost Match is a requirement of both. 

 

***LIMITED*** Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Title: Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) (T32 - 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 Monday, January 11th at 12 noon, in case an internal competition is needed.  You will be informed by January 26 if your application was chosen to proceed.  Applications to the funder (if selected) will be due by February 26, 2021.

Purpose: “The goal of the Graduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (G-RISE) program is to develop a diverse pool of scientists earning a Ph.D., who have the skills to successfully transition into careers in the biomedical research workforce. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-informed approaches to biomedical graduate training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the biomedical research enterprise. NIGMS expects that the proposed research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, mentoring, and career development elements to prepare trainees for careers that will have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. This program is limited to applications from training programs at research-active institutions (i.e., those with NIH Research Project Grant funding averaging less than $7.5 million in total costs (direct and F&A/indirect) per year over the last three fiscal years).”

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

 

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

Title: Mood Disorders in People Living with HIV: Mechanisms and Pathways (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline: March 10, 2021

Purpose: “The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support studies to better understand the underlying mechanisms and interplay of biological, psychosocial and structural factors contributing to mood disorders in people living with HIV. Exploratory and high-risk research projects are appropriate for this FOA. Applications testing a fully conceptualized and hypothesis-based solid premise founded with adequate preliminary data should consider applying to the companion R01 announcement RFA-MH-21-116. Basic and preclinical research in domestic and international settings are of interest. Multidisciplinary research teams and collaborative alliances are encouraged but not required.”

Amount: Direct Costs may not exceed $275,000 over two 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: Addressing Disparities; Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Communication and Dissemination Research, and Improving Health Systems. Applications should address needs of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders in making personalized clinical decisions across a wide range of conditions, populations, and treatments.”

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: 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

NIH’s National Cancer Institute Pre-Application Webinar: January 8, 2021

The National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute will host a pre-application webinar for those interested in applying to NCI Pathway to Independence Award for Outstanding Early Stage Postdoctoral Researchers (K99/R00). 

Read the NCI Pre-application webinar notice regarding K99/R00 Postdoctoral

 


 

NIH’s National Cancer Institute Pre-Application Webinar: January 12, 2021

NCI announced a new partnership with Cancer Research UK (CRUK) to co-fund Cancer Grand Challenges (CGC), an international research initiative to address major, unresolved questions in cancer research. The Challenges are developed through engagement with the scientific community to identify urgent research questions for which progress would have a transformative impact on cancer research. The program is designed to support international, multidisciplinary teams proposing bold initiatives with awards of up to £20 million (~$25M) over 5 years.  As this is a new funding opportunity from both NCI and CRUK that involves new award and program management approaches, a pre-application webinar will be conducted to provide clarity around the following: Unique program features and requirements, Unique application and review process, Joint NCI and CRUK management of active awards.

Read the NCI Pre-application webinar notice regarding Cancer Grand Challenges

 


 

Kansas K-INBRE 19th Annual Symposium: January 14 & 15, 2021

The purpose of the Kansas INBRE (K-INBRE) is to strengthen the ability of Kansas researchers to compete effectively for NIH funds by building a “critical mass” of junior and senior investigators, as well as undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows supported with cutting edge technology within a scientific research theme. The scientific research theme chosen for the K-INBRE is Cell and Developmental Biology.

Register for the K-INBRE Virtual Conference

 


 

GrantStation Free Webinar: Proposal Writing-What the Pros Know: January 19, 2020

“This free webinar will give you a comprehensive introduction to proposal writing, outline what should be included in each proposal component, and help you steer clear of the most common pitfalls. This fast-paced online event will provide an overview of the building blocks necessary for a strong grant proposal.”  Geared toward nonprofit professionals. 

Register for GrantStation’s Free 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

 


 

CITI Program Free COVID-19 Training Courses

Participating in Vaccine Research is now available as part of CITI’s COVID-19 training which already includes Remote Contact Tracing and COVID-19: Back to Campus courses. There are over 200 vaccines under development to combat COVID-19 and a need for thousands of volunteers to participate in trials in upcoming months. The Participating in Vaccine Research webinar covers the basics of what individuals should expect while participating in vaccine trials, their rights, essential questions they should ask before agreeing to participate, and how to find COVID-19 vaccine trials that are recruiting. -

CITI Websitecontact proposals@wichita.edu if you have questions about setting up your CITI account and affiliating with Wichita State University