Department/Area: Engineering, Sciences, SMED, Computer Science, Agriculture
Title: Collegiate Inventors Competition
Description: The Collegiate Inventors Competition recognizes student inventors whose research and inventions will change our future.
The entry must be the original idea and work product of a student or team of students with his or her university advisor and must not have been (1) made available to the public as a commercial product or process, (2) described in extensive detail in a publication more than one year prior to the date of submission, or (3) issued a patent more than one year prior to the date of submission. On rare occassions exceptions may be made to allow the submission of significant recent improvements to matter patented or published more than one year prior to submission of the application. The entry submitted must be written in English.
The invention, a reduced-to-practice idea or working prototype, must be the work of a student or team of students with his or her university advisor. If it is a machine, it must be operable. If it is a chemical, it must be complete with evidence of successful application of the idea. If it is a new plant, color photographs or slides must be included in the submission. If a new or original ornamental design for an article of manufacture is submitted, the entire design must be included in the application. In addition, the invention should be capable of being reproduced.
Agency Deadline: June 14, 2013
Website Address: http://www.invent.org/collegiate/enter.html
Solicitation Number: NSF 13-555
Area: Sciences, SMED, Computer Science, Engineering
Title: EHR Core Research (ECR)
Description: The EHR Core Research (ECR) program establishes a mechanism in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources to provide funding in foundational research areas that are broad, essential and enduring. EHR seeks proposals that will help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in the following core areas: STEM learning, STEM learning environments, workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM. We invite researchers to identify and conduct research on questions or issues in order to advance the improvement of STEM learning in general, or to address specific challenges of great importance. Two types of proposals are invited: Core Research Proposals (maximum 5 years, $1.5 million) that propose to study a foundational research question/issue designed to inform the transformation of STEM learning and education and Capacity Building Proposals (maximum 3 years, $300,000) intended to support groundwork necessary for advancing research within the four core areas.Agency Deadline: July 12, 2013
Contact Information: Address questions to the program, telephone: (703) 292-2333, email: ECR@nsf.gov
Website Address: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13555/nsf13555.htm
Solicitation Number: NSF 13-553
Area: Sciences, SMED, Computer Science, Engineering
Title: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-3: Building Diverse Communities (RII Track-3)
Description: The National Science Foundation (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) provides significant investment in 28 states (Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming), the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Territories of US Virgin Islands and Guam. Building on that investment, EPSCoR seeks to catalyze novel and innovative mechanisms to promote scientific progress nationwide. Key to the improved academic research competitiveness in each EPSCoR jurisdiction has been the increased attention to both innovation and broadening participation. Continued progress can be catalyzed by connecting the multiple sectors of society that influence and/or benefit from the engagement of diverse communities in scientific discovery and economic development.
Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-3: (RII Track-3) awards provide up to $750,000 per award for up to 5 years to support the strategic goal of broadening participation to improve future R&D competitiveness of EPSCoR jurisdictions. RII Track-3 seeks to broaden the participation of underrepresented groups in STEM fields supported by NSF - underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities and those in underserved rural regions of the country.
Agency Deadline: July 10, 2013
Contact Information: Please note that the following information is current at the time of publishing. See program website for any updates to the points of contact.
Kelvin Chu, Program Director, 940, telephone: (703) 292-7860
Sean C. Kennan, Program Director, 940, telephone: (703) 292-7575, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sian Mooney, Program Director, 940, telephone: (703) 292-2257, email: email@example.com
Jeanne R. Small, Program Director, 940, telephone: (703) 292-7378, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Uma D. Venkateswaran, Program Director, 940, telephone: (703) 292-7732, email: email@example.com
Website Address: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13553/nsf13553.htm
Solicitation Number: NSF 08-559
Department/Area: Health Research, Sciences
Title: Opportunities for Promoting Understanding Through Synthesis (OPUS)
Brief Description: OPUS intends to make six to eight awards averaging from $125-150K to allow investigators to synthesize their research. Awards target investigators who have, over time, produced important papers from a series of related research projects, but have not integrated that series into a synthetic work. OPUS will fund single or multiple investigators to synthesize the work they themselves have generated, but OPUS funds generally will not be provided for the production of new data or for synthesizing other investigator's research. Support will be provided for syntheses by investigators at mid-to-late career stages, as well as by those early enough in a career to produce unique, integrated insight useful both the scientific community and to the development of the investigator's future work.
Proposed Funding: OPUS intends to make six to eight awards, averaging from $125,000 - $150,000 to allow investigators to synthesize research.
Agency Deadline: January 09, 2009 (January 9, annually thereafter)
Contact Information: National Science Foundation, Dr. Saran Twombly, Program Director, Ecological Biology, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230, Telephone: 703 292-8133, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website Address: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08559/nsf08559.htm
Solicitation Number: NSF-07-592
Department/Area: Sciences, Technology, Engineering
Title: Expeditions in Computing
Brief Description: The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has created the Expeditions in Computing (Expeditions) program. The intent of the program is to provide the CISE research and education community with the opportunity to pursue ambitious, fundamental research agendas that promise to define the future of computing and information. In planning Expeditions, investigators are encouraged to come together within or across departments or institutions to combine their creative talents in the identification of compelling, transformative research agendas that promise disruptive innovations in computing and information for many years to come.
Proposed Funding: The estimated program budget is $30,000,000, subject to the availability of funds. A total of three (3) awards will be made annually, each with total budgets up to $10,000,000 for durations of five years.
Agency Deadline: Letter of Intent Due: July 10, 2008; July 10, Annually Thereafter
Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required): December 30, 2007; September 10, 2008
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. local time): January 10, 2009; January 10, Annually Thereafter
Website Address: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2007/nsf07592/nsf07592.htm
Department/Area: Education, Sciences, Community, Agriculture, Business, Nursing, Arts & Humanities, Social Research
Title: Early Childhood Mini-Grants Program
Brief Description: The sponsor provides grants aimed to stimulate new ideas and innovation among those working with very young children and their families. These grants help organizations improve social and emotional development in children, ages birth to six years, by providing money to: seed new programs; strengthen leadership and expand training in the early childhood field; engage parents and increase their ability to be the primary educators for their children's development; raise public awareness--support policy analysis and advocacy in the field; and fund the purchase of needed materials, equipment, technology, and furnishings. Only tax-exempt organizations providing services in Orleans Parish are eligible.
Proposed Funding: Mini-grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 are awarded for one year, and may be renewed for an additional year if outcomes are met. Purchasing of needed materials, equipment, technology, and furnishings will be funded up to $1,000.
Agency Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time.
Website Address: http://www.imhno.org/imh_mg_grants.html
Department/Area: Engineering, Sciences, Environmental Toxicology, Graduate, Undergraduate, Fellowship
Title: Research Participation/Internship Program for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Brief Description: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) offers opportunities to participate in research in environmental areas through internships at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at various locations in the U.S.
Eligibility: No Citizenship Requirements. Must be either an undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at an accredited college or university in a professional science, engineering, or a related discipline; or have received an undergraduate or graduate degree within four years (some sponsors allow five years) of the desired starting date; or serve as a faculty member at an accredited college or university.
Deadline: Applications are accepted on a year-round basis.
Website Address: http://see.orau.org/ProgramDescription.aspx?Program=10182
Solicitation Number: NSF 13-560
Department/Area: Engineering, Arts, Sciences
Title: Gen-3 Engineering Research Centers (ERC): Partnerships in Transformational Research, Education and Technology
Description: The goal of the Generation Three (Gen-3) Engineering Research Centers (ERC) Program is to create a culture in engineering research and education that integrates discovery with technological innovation to advance technology and produce graduates who will be creative U.S. innovators in a globally competitive economy. These ERCs are at the forefront as the U.S. competes in the 21st century global economy where R&D resources and engineering talent are internationally distributed. Recognizing that optimizing efficiency and product quality are no longer sufficient for U.S. industry to remain competitive, these ERCs integrate transformational academic engineering research and education to stimulate increased U.S. innovation in a global context.
Agency Deadline: 5/30/2013
Website Address: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13560/nsf13560.htm
Department/Area: Sciences, Social Research
Title: Bridging the Gap in Victim-Related Research to Practice
Description: Under this program, OVC will award a cooperative agreement for a comprehensive assessment of victim service providers to ascertain their level of awareness and knowledge about the benefits of social science research and program evaluation for their work with victims of crime, paired with an assessment of researchers’ interest in, and capacity for, translating their work for a practitioner audience.
Agency Deadline: 6/10/2013 (Applicants must register with Grants.gov in order to submit an application. OJP encourages applicants to register several weeks before the application submission deadline. In addition, OJP urges applicants to submit applications 72 hours prior to the application due date. The deadline to apply for funding under this announcement is 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 10, 2013.)
Website Address: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/grants/pdftxt/FY13_Bridging_the_Gap.pdf
Solicitation Number: NSF 12-607
Department/Area: Sciences, SMED, Computer Science, Engineering
Title: National Robotics Initiative (NRI)
Description: The goal of the National Robotics Initiative is to accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside, or cooperatively with, people. Innovative robotics research and applications emphasizing the realization of such co-robots acting in direct support of and in a symbiotic relationship with human partners is supported by multiple agencies of the federal government including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The purpose of this program is the development of this next generation of robotics, to advance the capability and usability of such systems and artifacts, and to encourage existing and new communities to focus on innovative application areas. It will address the entire life cycle from fundamental research and development to manufacturing and deployment. Methods for the establishment and infusion of robotics in educational curricula and research to gain a better understanding of the long term social, behavioral and economic implications of co-robots across all areas of human activity are important parts of this initiative. Collaboration between academic, industry, non-profit and other organizations is strongly encouraged to establish better linkages between fundamental science and technology development, deployment and use.
Two classes of proposals will be considered in response to this solicitation:
1. Small projects: One or more investigators spanning 1 to 5 years.
2. Large projects: Multi-disciplinary teams spanning 3 to 5 years.
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time)
January 23, 2013: January 23, Annually Thereafter (Large Proposals)
November 14, 2013: November 14, Annually Thereafter (Small Proposals)
Website Address: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12607/nsf12607.pdf