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Current Limited Submissions Competitions

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NSF – 2020: Partners for Innovation – Research Partnerships Track (PFI – RP)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19506/nsf19506.htm

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/PFIRP

Keywords: research partnerships, technology development, industry, commercialization of novel products, STEM fields, education and human resources

Award Details: Up to $550,000 for 36 months

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 from Storrs/Regional Campuses, 1 from UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 7, 2019 by 12PM (noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, October 28, 2019 by 12PM (noon)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by 5PM EST

Eligibility: NSF Lineage Requirement: All proposals submitted to the PFI program must meet a lineage requirement under one of the following two paths: (1) NSF-supported research results, or (2) NSF-supported customer discovery results through the NSF I-Corps Teams Program. Please refer to the solicitation link above for more information.

Additional information: There are two tracks in the NSF – PFI program. The above information is for the NSF – 2019: Partners for Innovation RP track ONLY. Proposals must include at least one (1) letter of support from potential commercialization partners (not associated with the proposal) that validates the claim of market potential and broader societal impact for the proposed technology. This award will have multiple opportunities for submission. Check back for another opportunity in February.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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NSF Critical Zone Collaborative Network

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19586/nsf19586.htm

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/Zone

Keywords: Geosciences, Environmental sciences, Climate science, Lithology, Hydrology, Ecology, Multidisciplinary research teams,

Award Details: 1 award of up to $1M per year for Coordinating hubs.  8-10 Thematic Cluster awards of varying amounts.  Total funding of up to $8.5M per year.  Awards are 5 years in duration.

Number of UConn Applicants: 4 (3 Thematic Clusters, 1 Coordinating Hub) from UConn/UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 9/23/2019 by 12 noon

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 10/7/2019 by 12 noon

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  12/2/2019

Additional information:  NOIs should clearly indicate if the proposal is for a thematic cluster or coordinating hub.

If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) a three page project narrative summarizing the vision/goals of the proposed cluster or hub, the activities that will take place, (e.g., instrument deployment, data gathering, archiving, synthesis, outreach and education), and how these activities align with the vision/goals (these elements are drawn from the sponsor’s project description guidelines), and how the cluster/hub will interact with other network components; 2) a 1-2 page budget overview with justifications; and 3) biosketches for key personnel.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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Brain Research Foundation: 2020 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: http://www.thebrf.org/for-researchers/fayfrank-seed-grant-program/

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/FayFrank

Keywords: Brain Function, molecular and clinical neuroscience

Award Details: Up to $80K over two years ($40K per year)

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses

Eligibility: Must be an Assistant or Associate Professor.  See guidelines for further eligibility requirements.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 7, 2019 at 12PM (noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, November 11, 2019 at 12PM (noon)

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: Letter of intent deadline has not yet been posted, but we anticipate it will be due on or around Friday, January 10, 2020. Please check back for more information.

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline (Invite only): Full proposal deadline has not yet been posted, but we anticipate it will be due on or around Friday, March 20, 2020. Please check back for more information.

Additional information: If an internal competition is necessary, please submit pre-proposals including: 1) a 2-page maximum summary of the project (10 pt font minimum).  References are not counted in the page limit; 2) an NIH Biographical Sketch with other support page (5 page maximum).

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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2020 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/camille_dreyfus_teacher_award.shtml

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/Dreyfus

Keywords: chemical sciences (including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering), early career, research and undergraduate education

Award Details: $75K research grant ($7.5K reserved for departmental expense) over 5 years

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 7, 2019 at 12PM (noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, November 4, 2019 at 12PM (noon)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Thursday, February 6, 2020

Additional information: For more information on this funder, please review the funder analysis report found in our grantwriting resource library.

If an Internal competition is necessary, please submit a pre-proposal with the following: 1) a 3-page project summary that includes a rationale for selection, a summary description of your research accomplishments as an independent faculty member and a description of your research plans, and a statement regarding your dedication to education in the chemical sciences; 2) a budget limited to one-page that describes how award funds are anticipated to be used; 3) a CV (limited to five pages) including a list of publications in which independent contributions and undergraduate coauthors are clearly identified. Research support should be indicated.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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CHEFA – Nonprofit Grant Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.chefa.com/philanthropy/open_grants

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/CHEFA

Keywords: capital projects/purchases, program grants, Childcare, Cultural, Education, Healthcare

Award Details: $5K-$75K grants running between 6/15/20 and 7/1/21

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, September 30, 2019 at 12PM (noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, October 21, 2019 at 12PM (noon)

Sponsor Statement of Interest Deadline: The sponsor has not listed the deadline yet. Last year’s deadline was around December 18, 2018 at 12PM (noon). We expect this year’s deadline to be around December 17, 2019 at 12PM (noon)

Additional information: If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include a 640 character (including spaces) statement of objectives / how they will be achieved. This pre-proposal is based on the previous requirements of the Sponsor statement of interest. These requirements may be updated once the sponsor releases their new call for proposals.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Clinical Investigator Award

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.damonrunyon.org/for-scientists/application-guidelines/clinical-investigator

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/RunyonCIA

Keywords: Physician-scientists, clinical research, cancer research, early career

Eligibility:  UCH School of Medicine faculty only. Assistant Professor or equivalent.  MD or MD/PhD with active US medical license.  Must be within first four years of initial full faculty appointment.  See guidelines for additional eligibility requirements.

Award Details: Up to $200K per year for three years, plus retirement of up to $100K of med school debt.

Number of UConn Applicants: Up to 5 from UConn Health School of Medicine

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 7, 2019 by 12PM (noon).

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, November 4, 2019 by 12PM (noon)

Sponsor Application Deadline: Monday, February 3, 2020 by 4PM EST

Additional Information: If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) 2 page project plan; 2) maximum two-page budget and budget justification (note restrictions on overhead in sponsor guidelines); 3) Brief biosketches/CVs for all PIs/Co-PIs; 4) Optional maximum two-page attachment containing any additional relevant information.  For example, if a proposal is a resubmission, a summary of available comments/reviews can be attached.


For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation – 2020: Moore Inventor Fellows Competition

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.moore.org/initiative-strategy-detail?initiativeId=moore-inventor-fellows

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/Moore

Keywords: Invention, scientific research, environmental conservation, patient care

Award Details: $200,000 per year for a three year period, plus $25K per year for administration costs.  If awarded, UConn will be required to make annual contributions of $50K to support the awardee’s work.

Number of UConn Applicants: 2 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses

Eligibility: Candidates must be faculty, research scientists, postdocs or other full-time staff at eligible institutions. Candidates must be no more than 10 years past receiving the terminal advanced degree in their field (M.S., Ph.D. or M.D.).  The foundation is not interested in supporting projects that are already at a stage where significant venture capital is available.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, August 26, 2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, September 23, 2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Sponsor Nomination Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Friday, December 13, 2019

Additional information:  The scope of this call is intentionally wide: proposed projects do not need to fall within the Foundation’s current funding priorities, but should broadly align with the program areas of foundation interest.

If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) a statement of invention that is no more than two pages, including citations, single-spaced, 12-point font and one-inch margins). The first paragraph should describe clearly and without jargon the invention, the problem it seeks to address, and its potential impact. The statement of invention should also include the following information: description of invention, importance in the area of science, environmental conservation, or patient care and experience, stage of invention, current funding, feasibility, approach to measuring progress during the grant term; 2) a summary CV, no more than 2 pages, containing educational and professional background d, key accomplishments, honors and demonstrated areas of expert knowledge and other background information relevant to the invention; 3) a budget narrative that outlines how grant funds will be used.  If invited to submit a pre-proposal, applicants should also begin conversations with their department head and dean regarding a plan to devote 25% of their time to the invention and how to meet the required institutional commitment of $50K in annual direct support for the invention.  Approved plans will need to be in place before nomination decisions can be finalized.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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NIH: Bridges to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program (T34)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-299.html

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/T34

Keywords: underrepresented groups, biomedical research training, STEM fields, inclusive environments

Award Details:  Award size is flexible within program budget guidelines.  Budget size needs to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.  Awards made for up to 5 years.

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 total from UConn / UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, August 5, 2019 by 12:00 PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, August 12, 2019 by 12:00 PM (Noon)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by 5:00 PM applicant’s local time

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) a three page project narrative briefly addressing the project need, the methodologies to be used, and the proposed plan of work; 2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications; and 3) biosketches for key personnel.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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NSF: Advanced Computing Systems & Services

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19587/nsf19587.htm

Quest Portal Program Link: http://quest.uconn.edu/prog/ACSS

Keywords: computing capacity systems, advanced computational research, innovative testbeds (novel processor architecture, distributed systems, domain-specific technologies)

Award Details: $10,000,000 for up to five years in Category I, $5,000,000 for up to five years in Category II

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 from Storrs/Regional Campuses, 1 from UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, August 5, 2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, August 26, 2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 by 5:00PM submitter’s local time

Additional information: The previously identified Wednesday, March 4, 2020 full proposal deadline has been accelerated to Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to promote an accelerated community response. The program supports two categories: Category I, Capacity Systems: production computational resources maximizing the capacity provided to support the broad range of computation and data analytics needs in S&E research; and Category II, Innovative Prototypes/Testbeds: innovative forward-looking capabilities deploying novel technologies, architectures, usage modes, etc., and exploring new target applications, methods, and paradigms for S&E discoveries.

If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) a project description no longer than 3 pages that indicates the proposal category (see above), and outlines the resource specifications/architecture, project management, and operations plan. Please view the full guidelines regarding project description for the project on the NSF solicitation; 2) a brief budget w/ justification; 4) CV/Biosketches for key personnel.

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USDA-OPPE: Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-07-16/pdf/2019-14825.pdf

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/USDA-OPPE_Outreach

Keywords: coordination of outreach, technical assistance, and education efforts; improving USDA program participation; assistance with owning and operating successful farms/ranches; youth education

Award Details: Details

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 across UConn/UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 7/29/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 8/2/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  8/15/2019 by 11:59PM EST

Additional information:  This is a rapid-response internal screening.  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) a two page project narrative briefly addressing the project need, the methodologies to be used, and the proposed plan of work; 2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications; and 3) biosketches for key personnel.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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NSF: Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18513/nsf18513.htm

Quest Portal Program Link: http://quest.uconn.edu/prog/MRI

Keywords: state-of-the art research instrumentation, shared/multi-user instruments, distributed/networked instruments, acquisition projects, development projects

Eligibility:  The MRI Program especially seeks broad representation of PIs in its award portfolio, including women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities. Since demographic diversity may be greater among early-career researchers the MRI program also encourages proposals with early-career PIs and proposals that benefit early-career researchers.

Award Details: MRI Awards are categorized into Track 1 ($100K-$1M) and Track 2 ($1M-$4M).  Awards with both categories can be for acquisition or development projects

Number of UConn Applicants: 3 from Storrs/Regional Campuses, 3 from UConn Health (For each campus, no more than 2 submissions of Track 1 proposals, no more than 1 submission of Track 2 Proposals.  Limit includes both proposals where UConn/UConn Health is the lead institution or a significantly funded subawardee.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, 8/2/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 8/30/2018 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Submission window: 1/1/2020-1/21/2020

Additional information:  Cost sharing of precisely 30% of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and for non-degree-granting organizations.  

If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) a project plan no longer than 3 pages outlining information the project.  Include information about the instrument, the research activities enabled by the instrument, and management plans.  See NSF guidelines regarding project description subsections for guidance.  2)  A brief budget w/justification.  NSF MRI requires a 30% cost share by the institution.  Please include a draft plan for how this institutional cost share could be achieved.  If you have already received cost share commitments, please include pro-forma letters of support. We encourage applicants to begin discussions with your department head and dean’s office as soon as possible, as final applicant selection will be contingent upon an approved cost share plan. 3) CV/Biosketches for key personnel.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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2020 Johnson and Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Program (WiSTEM2D)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.jnj.com/wistem2d-university-scholars

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/WiSTEM2D

Award Details: Up to $50K per year for three years (total $150K)

Eligibility: Applicant must be a female faculty member in an assistant professor position at the time of application

Number of UConn Applicants: Up to six, one each in the categories of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, and Design

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 7/29/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon).

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 8/19/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon).

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Thursday, 10/3/2019 at 9:00AM HST.

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) a cover page with the nominee’s name, nominee’s title, nominee’s contact information, and project title; 2) a project plan no longer than 1000 words (plus one page of images, if applicable) as specified by the sponsor’s application guidelines; 3) a brief budget with justification; 4) the nominee’s resume (three pages, font size 11), including a list of publications, presentations, abstracts, current financial support already obtained, other folio work, and two references; 5) a brief, pro forma letter of support from the nominee’s department head indicating willingness to support the nominee with a full letter of recommendation if selected to submit to the sponsor.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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NSF: 2020 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504793

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/AISL

Keywords: STEM education, informal learning environments, program design and development

Award Details: Limits for funding requests of AISL proposals are as follows: (1) Pilots and Feasibility projects: up to $300,000 with durations up to two years; (2) Research in Service to Practice projects: from $300,000 to $2,000,000 with durations from two to five years; (3) Innovations in Development projects: $500,000 to $3,000,000 with durations from two to five years; (4) Broad Implementation projects from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 with durations from three to five years; (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-analyses projects up to $250,000 with durations of up to two years; and (6) Conferences up to $250,000 with durations of up to two years.

Number of UConn Applicants: 3 from Storrs/Regional Campuses, 3 from UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, August 2, 2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, August 30, 2018 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by 5:00PM submitter’s local time

Additional information: If an Internal competition is necessary, please submit a pre-proposal with the following: 1) 2 page project plan; 2) maximum two-page budget and budget justification. If a cost sharing commitment is required by the Sponsor, a letter of support is required from the Dean/Department Head as to how this commitment will potentially be achieved; 3) brief biosketches/CVs for all PIs/Co-PIs; 4) optional maximum two-page attachment containing any additional relevant information.  For example, if a proposal is a resubmission, a summary of available comments/reviews can be attached.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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NSF: 2020 Research Traineeship Program (NRT)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19522/nsf19522.htm

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/NRT

Keywords: STEM, Graduate Education, Transformative Models,

Award Details: Up to 5 years with a total budget up to $3M

Number of UConn Applicants: 2 inclusive of UConn / UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 8/5/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 9/6/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Sponsor Letter of Intent window: 11/25/2019-12/6/2019 by 5:00PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 2/6/2020 by 5:00PM

Additional information: For FY2019 and FY2020, the NRT Program requests proposals in any interdisciplinary research theme of national priority, with special emphasis on the six research areas within NSF’s 10 Big Ideas. The NSF research Big Ideas are Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR), The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), Navigating the New Arctic (NNA), Windows on the Universe: The Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics (WoU), The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution (QL), and Understanding the Rules of Life: Predicting Phenotype (URoL). Proposals that align with one of the NSF Research Big Ideas should contain a title to reflect that alignment, as described in the program solicitation (e.g. NRT-HDR: title or NRT-QL: title).  

If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A project plan no longer than 3 pages outlining information the project.  Include information about the proposed program’s research area and theme, training plan, plans for integrating research and education, and organization and management plans.  See NSF guidelines regarding project description subsections for guidance; 2) A brief budget with justification; 3) CV/Biosketches for key personnel.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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Blavatnik Family Foundation: 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: http://blavatnikawards.org/awards/national-awards/

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/Blavatnik

Keywords: Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, Chemistry

Award Details: Up to $250K in unrestricted funds

Number of UConn Applicants: 3 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses, one each from Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry

Eligibility:  Nominees must be born in or after 1978, hold a doctorate degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc), currently hold a faculty position at an invited institution (like UConn/UConn Health), and research as a principal investigator in one of the disciplinary categories in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, or Chemistry.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 8/12/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 9/23/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Sponsor Nomination Deadline: Sponsor Deadline has yet to be posted. Based on previous deadlines, we anticipate this year’s deadline to be around Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

Additional information:  In the NOI, please indicate the broad category and discipline (as defined by Blavatnik) into which the nominee falls.

For more information on this funder, please review the funder analysis report found in our grantwriting resource library.

If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) Rationale for nomination  (200-word maximum, should specifically comment on the four review criteria as defined in the guidelines: Quality, Impact, Novelty, and Promise); 3) Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae (4-page maximum); 4) Nominee’s Research summary (1,000-word maximum).

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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NIST PSIAP: Mission Critical Voice Test Equipment

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.nist.gov/sites/default/files/documents/2019/05/10/2019-nist-mcvte-01.pdf

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/NIST

Keywords: Mission Critical Voice for nationwide public safety broadband network; test equipment and code

Award Details: $500K to $2M per year for up to 2 years

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 total from UConn/UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, 6/14/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 6/24/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  7/19/2019

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) a three page project narrative; 2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications; and 3) biosketches for key personnel.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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USDA/NIFA: AFRI Education and Workforce Development

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Special Note: This limited submission call covers several grant programs advertised under the same RFA.  They include: Program A7501-Professional Development for Agriculture Literacy; Program A7601-Agriculture Workforce Training Grants; Program A7401-Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates.  Information below is keyed to the program code listed above.  NOI submissions must reference a program code.

Program Information/RFP: https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/fy-2019-and-fy-2020-afri-education-workforce-and-development-rfa.pdf

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/AFRI_Education

Keywords: Education and Workforce Development; Agriculture Literacy; Agriculture Workforce Training; Research/Extension Experiences for Undergraduates

Award Details: A7501: up to $300K for up to 4 years.  A7601: up to $500K for up to 5 years.  A7401: up to $500K for up to 5 years (see RFA for specific details)

Number of UConn Applicants: 3 from Storrs/UConn Health per program code

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 6/10/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: TBA on 6/10/2019

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: A7501: Not required.  A7601: 6/11/2019.  A7401: Not Required

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  A7501: 6/13/2019.  A7601: 8/22/2019.  A7401: 6/27/2019

Additional information:  NOI submissions must reference one of the three program codes above.  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals may be required that include: 1) a three page project narrative; 2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications; and 3) biosketches for key personnel.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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2020 W. M. Keck Foundation Research Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: http://www.wmkeck.org/grant-programs/research

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/Keck

Keywords: medical research, science and engineering research, high-risk/unconventional, basic research

Award Details: $500K-$5M (typically $2M or less), award period 1-5 years

Number of UConn Applicants: Up to 1 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses in each of the categories (Medical / Science and Engineering)

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 6/10/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal 1-Page Concept Paper Deadline: Monday, 6/24/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Phase I Submission Deadline: 11/1/2019

Additional information: All NOI submitters must also submit a concept paper by the deadline above. We encourage applicants to read about the foundation’s funding priorities and to review the OVPR’s funder analysis report before submitting. See Keck foundation website for important info on concept papers.  We also recommend that applicants append to their 1-page concept paper excerpts from NSF/NIH panel reviews indicating that the proposed project is unconventional / high-risk and that federal funding is highly unlikely. This will be the only call for concept papers for the 2019-2020 academic year.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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NEH: 2020 Summer Stipend

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/NEHSS

Keywords: Humanities research

Eligibility: All applicants must have completed their formal education by the application deadline. Applicants who have satisfied all the requirements for a degree and are awaiting its conferral may apply, but such applicants need a letter from the dean of the conferring school, attesting to the applicant’s status as of September 25, 2019.  See program for additional details and other eligibility requirements (particularly regarding collaborative research).

Award Details: $6,000 to support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of performance of two consecutive months. Projects may begin as early as May 1, 2020

Number of UConn Applicants: 2 across all UConn / UConn Health campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 6/24/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 7/29/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 9/25/2019

Additional information:  If an internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals will be requested from all NOI applicants.  Pre-proposals should include the following, as described in the program guidelines: 1) a cover page; 2) 3-page project narrative; 3) 1-page bibliography; 4) 2-page CV/resume.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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2020 Searle Scholars Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: http://www.searlescholars.net/

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/Searle

Keywords:  early career researchers, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences

Eligibility:  Applicants should have begun their appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2017. The appointment must be their first tenure-track position.

Award Details: $300k for 3 years ($100K per year).  See program guidelines for restrictions.

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 6/24/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon).

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 7/15/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 9/27/2019

Additional information: If an internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals will be requested from all NOI applicants.  Pre-proposals should include the following, as described in the program guidelines: 1) a cover page; 2) a project plan for proposed research (3-pages maximum); 3) CV or Biosketch of applicant

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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NSF: 2020 Innovations in Graduate Education

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17585/nsf17585.htm

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/NSFIGE

Keywords: education innovations, STEM graduate education, test/develop/pilot programs

Award Details: Up to 3 years with a total budget between $300K and $500K

Eligibility: An individual may serve as Lead Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted to the IGE program per annual competition.

Number of UConn Applicants: 2 from Storrs/Regional Campuses, 2 from UConn Health.  Limit includes proposals where UConn serves as a lead organization on a non-collaborative proposal or as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on a collaborative proposal.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 6/24/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 7/15/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 9/27/2019 by 5:00PM

Additional information: If an internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals will be requested from all NOI applicants.  Pre-proposals should include the following, as described in the program guidelines: 1) a cover page; 2) a project plan no longer than 3-pages; 3) a brief budget with justification. 4) Brief CVs/Biosketches for all PIs/Co-PIs.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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PhRMA Foundation – Pre Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology / Toxicology

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All students who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  Applicants must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: http://www.phrmafoundation.org/2018-awards/pre-doctoral-fellowship-awards/pharmacology-toxicology/

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/PhRMA

Keywords: pharmacology; toxicology; molecular, cell, and systems biology

Award Details: Up to $25K stipend support for up to two years

Eligibility: Applicants must be full-time, in-residence pharmacology or toxicology students enrolled in U.S. schools of medicine, pharmacy, public health, dentistry, or veterinary medicine. Eligible candidates will have completed most of their pre-thesis requirements (at least two years of study) and be engaged in thesis research as Ph.D. candidates by the time the award is activated.  An individual may not simultaneously hold or interrupt any other fellowship providing stipend support while the PhRMA Foundation fellowship is active. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Number of UConn Applicants: 2 (1 each from UConn and UConn Health)

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: 6/10/2019 at 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 7/1/2019 at 12:00PM (Noon)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline (invite-only): 9/1/2019 at 11:59PM EDT

Additional information: If a full competition is necessary, instructions will be sent to all interested parties after the NOI deadline regarding what should be included in the pre-proposal.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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DOE-EERE FY19 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent (clearly identifying the subtopic of interest) to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/FileContent.aspx?FileID=ed7bfd92-0467-4e82-bc29-dab3bc3fe1d6

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/DOE-EERE_AMO

Keywords: Innovations for the Manufacture of Advanced Materials; Lower Thermal Budget Processes for Industrial Efficiency & Productivity; Connected, Flexible and Efficient Manufacturing Facilities and Energy Systems

Award Details: Tier 1 awards up to $500K for up to 3 years.  Tier 2 awards up to $4M for up to 3 years (some subtopics allow for higher tier 2 awards

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 submission per subtopic allowed.  See below for list of topics and subtopics

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Wednesday, 5/22/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Thursday, 5/30/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Sponsor Concept Paper Deadline:6/20/2019

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  8/29/2019

Additional information:  NOI forms must identify the subtopic the PI would like to pursue.  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that follow the sponsor’s guidelines for concept papers, and should include: 1) a cover page; 2) a three page Technical Description and Impacts document; and 3) a one page addendum describing the qualifications, experience, and capabilities of the proposed project team.

Topic 1: Innovations for the Manufacture of Advanced Materials

  • Subtopic 1.1: Accelerate the Manufacturing Process Design and Development Cycle for Advanced Energy Conversion and Storage Materials
  • Subtopic 1.2: Innovative Manufacturing Processes for Battery Energy Storage
  • Subtopic 1.3: Materials and Manufacturing Process Development of Nanocrystalline Metal Alloys
  • Subtopic 1.4: Process-Informed Science, Design, and Engineering of Materials and Devices Operating in Harsh Service Conditions

Topic 2: Lower Thermal Budget (LTB) Processes for Industrial Efficiency & Productivity

  • Subtopic 2.1: Advances in Industrial and Process Drying
  • Subtopic 2.2: Thermal Process Intensification

Topic 3: Connected, Flexible and Efficient Manufacturing Facilities and Energy Systems

  • Subtopic 3.1: Medium-Voltage Power Conditioning Systems to Enable Grid-Dispatchable and Resilient Manufacturing Facilities
  • Subtopic 3.2: High Power to Heat Ratio, High Efficiency Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
  • Subtopic 3.3: Verification and Validation of CHP and District Energy

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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Pew Biomedical Scholars Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below. PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/pew-biomedical-scholars/program-details

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/Pew

Keywords: biomedical sciences, medicine

Eligibility: Applicants must: have a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine, or related field; hold a full-time appointment as an Assistant Professor as of 10/17/19; have been in this position for less than three years as of 6/14/19.  The individual nominated may not have been nominated more than one time in the past.

Award Details: $300K ($75K per year for four years)

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 total from UConn/UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, 5/17/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 5/27/19 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Sponsor Nomination Deadline: 6/14/2019

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 10/17/2019

Additional information: All NOI submitters will be asked to provide the following pre-proposal materials by the pre-proposal deadline: 1) a 2-page research summary; 2) a current CV; 3) a letter of support from your department or division head.

In addition, we encourage applicants to visit the OVPR Grantwriting Resource Library for information about this funder and funding opportunity (document will be available by 5/7/19)

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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2020 Charles H. Hood Foundation – Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://tinyurl.com/HoodMG2020-LOI.

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/Hood

Keywords: Neonatology, Brain Science and Child Development, translational/clinical research, difficult to fund with traditional mechanisms

Award Details: $450K over two years.

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 across all UConn / UConn Health campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, 4/12/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 4/26/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Tuesday 5/28/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon).

Additional information:  If an internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals will be requested from all NOI applicants.  Pre-proposals should include the following, as described in the program guidelines: 1) Applicant Biosketch, 2) Research project plans (3-pages), 3) References (not more than 25 citations)

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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American Diabetes Association: Pathway to Stop Diabetes

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://professional.diabetes.org/meetings/pathway-stop-diabetes%C2%AE

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/ADA_Pathway

Keywords: diabetes research; innovative approaches; all disciplines as applied to diabetes research

Eligibility: Only one repeat nomination of an individual applicant will be considered; the same individual may not be nominated a third time.

Award Details: Initiator ($100K-$325K per year for up to 7 years; for researchers in postdoctoral training); Accelerator (up to $325K per year for up to 5 years; for early-career diabetes investigators); Visionary (up to $325K per year for up to 5 years; for established investigators, new to diabetes)

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 from Storrs/Regional Campuses, 1 from UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday 4/15/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 5/6/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 7/1/2019 by 5PM ET

Additional information: If an internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals will be requested from all NOI applicants.  Pre-proposals should include the following, guided by the Sponsor’s application guide:

1) PI Biosketch (5-page max)

2) Annotated Publications List, including your five most impactful publications, annotated per the guidelines

3) Essay question responses (1-page max), as described in the guidelines

4) Research Strategy document (4-Page max, plus 1-page references), as described in the guidelines

5) A letter of support from the applicant’s Department or Division Head, addressing the points specified in the guidelines.

6) A draft budget

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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NSF Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (NSF STC)

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19567/nsf19567.htm

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/NSF_STC

Keywords: large scale, long-term projects; NSF supported science and engineering areas; new scientific paradigms; establishing new scientific disciplines; developing transformative technologies

Award Details: Initial award commitment of up to 5 years of funding.  Up to a total of $25M may be available for first-year support.  NSF expects to make up to 5 awards.

Number of UConn Applicants: 3 applicants across UConn/UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 4/8/2019 by 12:00 PM (Noon).

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 4/22/2019 by 12:00 (Noon).

Sponsor Preliminary Proposal Deadline (required): 6/25/2019 by 5pm.

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  1/27/2020 by 5pm.

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: A two-page project description document including overviews of the following major elements from the NSF preliminary proposal requirements: Center Rationale, Center Plans, and Integration Strategies; references; a list of team members and partner organizations; brief CVs/Biosketches for key team members.  A budget document is not required at this stage.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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Aetna: 2019 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award.  Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution.  In order to determine which PIs will be selected as the official applicants from UConn/UConn Health, an OVPR internal competition may be necessary (full process is described at our website).

All PIs who wish to be considered for this opportunity must submit a notification of intent to submit form through the UConn Quest Portal by the due date listed below.  PIs must be selected and approved by the OVPR to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

Program Information/RFP: (Last year’s competition guidelines)  http://www.aetna.com/pdf/foundation/2018requestforproposal.pdf

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/lim_sub_Aetna_CHC

Keywords: Built Environment; Community Safety; Environmental Exposures; Healthy Behaviors (Policy); Social/Economic Factors; Resident or Youth-led Initiatives; Influence/strengthen Local Policies

Award Details: Between $50K-$100K over 18-24 months

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 from each UConn/UConn Health School/College.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: 3/22/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon).

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 3/29/2019 by 12:00PM (Noon).

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: The sponsor has not yet announced the deadline, but we anticipate it to be around Monday, 4/15/2018 by 3PM

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include all of the elements required for a state 1 application, as described by last year’s RFP (linked above), including Domain and Indicators, Elevator Pitch (150 words), Use of Funds (100 words), Statement of Need (100 words), Target Audience (150 words), Project activities (250 words), and Capacity (150 words).  Those who submit an NOI by 3/22/19 will be notified by 5pm of that day if an internal competition will be required.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu

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