IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research


February 27, 2008

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NIH PUBLIC ACCESS POLICY: In accordance with federal law, the NIH now requires the submission of published articles resulting from NIH-funded research to PubMed Central. Beginning April 7, 2008, authors must include PubMed Central ID numbers in NIH applications and reports when citing their articles covered by the policy. For more information, go to http://publicaccess.nih.gov/index.htm

NIH FISCAL OPERATIONS PLAN FOR FY 2008: The FY 2008 appropriation provides NIH a one percent inflation allowance to NIH investments in research supported by research grants. Implementation requires a reduction to previously established commitments, based on a three percent inflation allowance. Accordingly, each Institute and Center (IC) will use its own discretion to allocate the adjustment among its non-competing research grants (modular and non-modular) to ensure compliance with the one percent inflation allowance provided in its FY 2008 committed level. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-036.html

NEW IUPUI INTERNAL FUNDING PROGRAM: INTERCAMPUS APPLIED RESEARCH PROGRAM (IARP): The first round of competition for IARP awards has concluded. A total of 21 collaborative proposals were considered in a rigorous peer review process that involved faculty reviewers from both the IUPUI and Purdue campuses. For more information about the five proposals selected for funding in 2007-2008, go to http://research.iupui.edu and click on the appropriate side bar. Questions can be directed to Jan Froehlich, IUPUI Interim Vice Chancellor for Research at jcfroehl@iupui.edu.

NEW IUPUI INTERNAL FUNDING PROGRAM: RELEASED TIME FOR RESEARCH (RTR): The first round of competition for the RTR awards has concluded. A total of 12 proposals were considered in a rigorous peer review process by the IUPUI Council of Associate Deans for Research. The five proposals selected for funding in 2007-2008 will be announced at the end of February, 2008. Questions can be directed to Jan Froehlich, IUPUI Interim Vice Chancellor for Research at jcfroehl@iupui.edu.



APRIL 2: DEADLINE FOR RESEARCH SUPPORT FUNDS GRANT (RSFG) INTERNAL FUNDING MECHANISM: The IUPUI Research Support Funds Grant (RSFG) program is designed to enhance the research mission of IUPUI by supporting research projects and scholarly activities that are sustainable through external funding. The next Research Support Fund Grant (RSFG) application deadline is April 2, 2008. For grant guidelines and application forms go to http://research.iupui.edu and click on the appropriate side bar. Questions can be directed to Etta Ward at emward@iupui.edu or 317.278.8427.

APRIL 15: DEADLINE FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND GRANT (IDF) INTERNAL FUNDING MECHANISM: The IUPUI International Development Fund (IDF) grant program is designed to stimulate international activities that will lead to external funding. The next IDF grant application deadline is April 15, 2008. For grant guidelines and application forms go to http://research.iupui.edu and click on the appropriate side bar. Questions can be directed to Etta Ward at emward@iupui.edu or 317.278.8427.

NIH DIRECTOR’S BRIDGE AWARDS (NDBA): A pending, competing renewal research project grant (R01) application (original) or a resubmission application (A1, A2), which just misses the nominal funding payline for the IC to which it is primarily assigned may be nominated for the NDBA by the administering NIH Institute, provided the PI has less than $400,000 in other support (total costs) from all sources to fund her/his research. Applicants may not apply for an R56 grant and applicants may not self nominate for the NDBA. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-08-037.html.

2008 NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH REGIONAL SEMINARS ON PROGRAM FUNDING AND GRANTS ADMINISTRATION: Registration is now open for the 2008 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Regional Seminars. Each year, the Office of Extramural Research (OER) sponsors two NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants, which are intended to help demystify the application and review process, clarify Federal regulations and policies, and highlight current areas of special interest or concern. NIH policy, grants management, review and program staff provide a broad array of expertise and encourage personal interaction between themselves and seminar participants. The seminars are appropriate for grants administrators, researchers new to NIH, and graduate students and will cover topics ranging from opportunity identification and application preparation through post award administration. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-07-076.html or contact Cynthia Dwyer at dwyerc@mail.nih.gov.

2008 INDIANA HUMANITIES COUNCIL HUMANITIES INITIATIVES GRANTS: The Indiana Humanities Council (IHC) has released its 2008 grant guidelines. As part of its ongoing effort to make sense of the world through the application of the humanities to the most critical issues of Hoosiers' lives, the IHC is placing a special priority on all requests for grant funding for programs that address the IHC's 2008 theme of immigration. Humanities Initiatives Grants are awarded to conduct public programs dealing with the humanities. The programs can include town hall meetings, panels, workshops, lectures, reading and discussion programs, film discussion programs, festivals and production of humanities resources. For more information, go to http://www.indianahumanities.org/Grants/index.htm.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES GRANT WORKSHOP: The University of Central Missouri will be hosting a National Endowment for the Humanities grant workshop on March 24, 2008. Dr. Douglas Arnold, a senior program officer with NEH, will provide an overview of NEH funding programs, examples of recently funded projects, an overview of the review process, details on the Endowment's current initiatives, and will discuss some grant writing tips. In the afternoon, Dr. Arnold will be holding one-on-one appointment opportunities for researchers to meet and discuss their specific project ideas. For more information, go to www.ucmo.edu/nehworkshop.xml.

RESEARCH COORDINATOR EDUCATION PROGRAM: The Researcher Coordinator Education Program is mandatory for all new research coordinators in the IU School of Medicine. The Program will be held on March 18 – 20, 2008. While the program targets new study coordinators, experienced coordinators and young investigators from all schools/units on the IUPUI campus are invited to attend. The last day to register for this program is March 14, 2008. For more information, go to http://nursing.iupui.edu/continuing/rcep/index.shtml or contact Janna Beecham at censg@iupui.edu.




For the year-to-date, IUPUI awards are up 27%. The number of proposals submitted is up 14% and the dollars requested are up 31%.



Several on-line search tools are available to IUPUI investigators who are interested in identifying funding opportunities in their areas of interest. Several are listed below:

Community of Science (COS): COS is a primary on-line search tool for identifying funding opportunities. To take advantage of this powerful tool, register at http://www.cos.com/login/join.shtml. Once you have completed the short registration process, you can personalize your search by selecting the option entitled “launch your workbench”. You can access federal, local, corporate, foundation, nonprofit and other funding opportunities using key terms and save the results of up to 20 searches and have them delivered to you weekly via email.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) “NIH Guide”: To take advantage of this search tool, register at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/listserv.htm. It allows you to receive discipline specific funding opportunities that are delivered to you weekly via email.

National Science Foundation (NSF) “MyNSF”: To take advantage of this search tool register at http://www.nsf.gov/mynsf/. It allows you to receive discipline specific funding opportunities that are delivered to you weekly via email.

Federal Business Opportunities “FedBizOpps”: FedBizOpps is the single government point-of-entry for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. To take advantage of this search tool, visit http://vsearch1.fbo.gov/servlet/SearchServlet. Opportunities found at this site include, but are not limited to, presolicitations and special notices for research and service contracts for specific projects and some national centers and surveys that would not be found in Grants.gov and may not be found in the Community of Science.

Limited Submission Funding Opportunities: Occasionally a funding agency places a limitation on the number of proposals that can be submitted from a campus or university system. For a description of the upcoming “limited submission” funding opportunities, as well as guidelines and application forms, go to: http://www.srs.indiana.edu/LimSub/LimSub.asp or contact Etta Ward in the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research: emward@iupui.edu or 317.278.8427.



Funding opportunities in this section include selected current grant announcements from federal agencies for new initiatives and changes to existing programs. Announcements with limited scope are not listed here but are, instead, sent directly to IUPUI School Deans. For comprehensive coverage of funding opportunities please use the on-line search tools listed above.



RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS (NRSA) FOR INDIVIDUAL SENIOR FELLOWS (F33): Focus is on providing senior fellowship support to experienced scientists who wish to make major changes in the direction of their research careers or who wish to broaden their scientific background by acquiring new research capabilities as independent research investigators in scientific health-related fields relevant to the missions of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). Standard application deadlines apply. http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-07-172.html

Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42]): Focus is on stimulating partnerships of ideas and technologies between innovative small business concerns (SBCs) and research institutions through Federally-funded research or research and development (R/R&D). http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-051.html

Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44]): Focus is on stimulating technological innovation in the private sector; strengthening the role of small business in meeting Federal research or research and development (R/R&D) needs; increasing the commercial application of Federally-supported research results; fostering and encourage participation by socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns and women-owned business concerns in the SBIR program; and improving the return on investment from Federally-funded research for economic and social benefits to the Nation. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-050.html



CHALLENGE AMERICA - REACHING EVERY COMMUNITY FAST-TRACK REVIEW GRANTS LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY: Focus is on extending the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Application deadline is June 2, 2008. IUPUI may submit no more one application under these FY 2008-2009 Grants for Arts Projects guidelines. Those interested in this opportunity must contact Etta Ward at emward@iupui.edu or 317.278.8427 for information on the internal (IUPUI) competition.

DIGITAL HUMANITIES START-UP GRANTS: Focus is on research that brings new approaches or documents best practices in the study of the digital humanities; planning and prototyping new digital tools for preserving, analyzing, and making accessible digital resources, including libraries' and museums' digital assets; scholarship that examines the philosophical implications and impact of the use of emerging technologies; innovative uses of technology for public programming and education utilizing both traditional and/or new media; and new digital modes of publication facilitating the dissemination of humanities scholarship in advanced academic as well as informal or formal educational settings at all academic levels. Application deadline is April 2, 2008.



INTEGRATIVE GRADUATE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH TRAINEESHIP LIMITED SUBMISSION OPPORTUNITY: Directed toward meeting the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers who will pursue careers in research and education, and who have interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become leaders and creative agents for change. The program is intended to catalyze a cultural change in graduate education for students, faculty, and institutions, by establishing innovative new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce. Application deadline is April 24, 2008. IUPUI may submit no more than four preliminary proposals to the IGERT program. Those interested in this opportunity must contact Etta Ward at emward@iupui.edu or 317.278.8427 for information on the internal (IUPUI) competition.

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION - PLANNING VISITS AND WORKSHOPS: Designed to support the early phases of developing and coordinating a research and education activity with foreign partners. Planning visit proposals accepted anytime.



AIR FORCE INFORMATION FUSION AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM: Focus is on research needed to develop large-scale intelligent systems that can address practical Air Force needs. Applications accepted anytime.

U.S. ARMY ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER: Focus is on research in the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/ chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conservation, and ecological processes. Applications accepted anytime.



BURROUGHS WELLCOME FUND - INSTITUTIONAL PROGRAM UNIFYING POPULATION AND LABORATORY BASED SCIENCES: Focus is on bridging the gap between the population and computational sciences and the laboratory based biological sciences. The award will stimulate formation of new connections between existing concentrations of research strength in population approaches to human health and in bench based biological sciences. The goal is to establish training programs that partner researchers working in schools of medicine and schools (or academic divisions) of public health. Required letter of intent due March 3, 2008.

THE JAMES S. MCDONNELL FOUNDATION (JSMF) SCHOLAR AWARDS: Focus is on supporting research studying how neural systems are linked to and support cognitive functions and how cognitive systems are related to an organism's (preferably human) observable behavior. Application deadline is April 7, 2008.



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