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Current Limited Submissions Competitions

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2019 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 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

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: Friday, October 12, 2018 at 12PM (noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, November 9, 2018 at 12PM (noon)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Thursday, February 7, 2019

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 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

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

Award Details: $5K-$75K grants running between 6/15/19 and 7/1/20

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, Nov 2, 2018 at 12PM (noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 12PM (noon)

Sponsor Statement of Interest Deadline: The sponsor has not listed the deadline yet. Last year’s deadline was December 19, 2017 at 12PM (noon). We expect this year’s deadline to be around December 18, 2018 at 12PM (noon)

Additional information: Pre-proposal submitted should include all the information required by the program statement of interest. The 640 character (including spaces) statement of objectives / how you will achieve them will be the basis for selecting the UConn applicant.

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 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

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 $150K 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: Friday, October 26, 2018 by 12PM (noon).

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018 by 12PM (noon)

Sponsor Application Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019

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

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NIH – 2019 Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) 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 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/FOA: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-18-001.html

Keywords: Environmental Health Sciences, Early Stage Investigators, Health Impact of Environmental Agents

Award Details: Up to $475K per year for up to five years, divided between direct costs and career enhancement costs. See FOA for details.

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 application per School or College within UConn/UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, October 12, 2018 at 12PM (noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, November 2, 2018 at 12PM (noon)

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: Monday, January 28, 2019 by 5PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019 by 5PM

Additional information: Applications submitted in response to this FOA must have a research focus on exposure -health related responses from environmental agents within the mission interest of the NIEHS.  Applications which focus entirely or primarily on exposure factors within the primary mission responsibility of other NIH Institutes and Centers will be considered nonresponsive to this announcement and will not proceed to review. See FOA for full details.

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

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NIH: 2019 Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25)

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 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-17-051.html

Keywords: biomedical research and training programs, underrepresented groups, prep for PhD applicants

Award Details: Up to $400K (total direct costs) per year for up to 5 years

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12PM (noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018 at 12PM (noon)

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Thursday, January 24, 2019

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

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Brain Research Foundation: 2019 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 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/

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: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12PM (noon)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2018 at 12PM (noon)

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by 4pm CST

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline (Invite only): Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by 4pm CST

Additional information:

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

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NIH/NIEHS P42 Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training 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 1-page concept paper to research@uconn.edu 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/rfa-files/RFA-ES-18-002.html

Keywords: hazardous substances; effect on human health; technologies for environmental detection; methods for removing amounts and toxicity; biomedical science; environmental science and engineering

Award Details: Applications may request up to $1.75M per year in direct costs for up to 5 years.

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

Internal 1-page Concept Paper Deadline: 9/14/2018 by 12 noon to research@uconn.edu

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: 11/19/2018

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 12/19/2018 by 5PM

Additional information: This is a rapid-response internal competition call to identify teams that may already be working on pursuing this mechanism. Note that this RFA is for the establishment of a research center with 4-6 research projects organized around a central problem (or set of problems), and must include at least 2 biomedical research projects and at least 2 environmental science and engineering projects. We ask interested PIs to submit a 1-page concept paper describing the center they are proposing. Concept papers should include a brief description of the central problem(s) addressed, a description of the projects proposed to address the problem(s), key team members, and discussion of administration/management plans for the center. If more than one team emerges from this competition, the OVPR may ask those teams to collaborate to produce the strongest UConn application for this mechanism.

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

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2019 Blavatnik 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 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/

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 1977, 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: 9/14/2018 by 12 noon

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 9/28/2018 by 9AM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 11/14/2018 by 11:59PM PT

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

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

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2019 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 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

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

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: 9/5/2018 by 12 noon

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 9/10/18 by 9AM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 9/25/2018 by 12:00AM HST (Hawaii Time)

Additional information: Deadline change from last year. Rapid turnaround internal competition.

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

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NSF Enabling Quantum Leap: Convergent Accelerated Discovery Foundries for Quantum Materials Science, Engineering and Information (Q-AMASE-i)

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 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/nsf18578/nsf18578.htm

Keywords: quantum materials, quantum devices, data-harnessing infrastructure

Award Details: Awards totaling $20M to $25M over a six year period are anticipated. Annual budget may not exceed $7M for any one year.

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Wednesday, 8/15/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Wednesday 8/22/18 by 9AM

Sponsor Letter of Intent: Monday, 9/17/2018 by 5PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Monday, 11/5/2018 by 5PM

Additional information:

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

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NSF: 2019 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 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

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: August 3, 2018 by 5PM EDT

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: August 20, 2018 by 5PM EDT

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: November 7, 2018 by 5PM submitter’s local time

Additional information:

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

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2019 PhRMA Foundation Pre Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology / Toxicology

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) and the Graduate School are pleased to announce this limited submission funding opportunity/award for graduate students. Limited submission programs allow only a select number of applicants from each institution. In order to determine which student will be selected as the official applicant 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 by the due date listed below. Applicants must be selected and approved by the OVPR/Graduate School to be eligible to submit to this sponsor.

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

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

Award Details: Up to $20K stipend support for one or 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: Friday, 7/27/2018 at 12 noon

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 8/10/2018 at 12 noon

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 9/1/2018 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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2019 NSF 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 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/nsf18507/nsf18507.htm

Keywords: STEM, Graduate Education, Transformative Models

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

Number of UConn Applicants: 2 inclusive of UConn / UConn Health. Limits apply to proposals where UConn is serving as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee. Organizations participating solely as evaluators on projects are excluded from this limitation.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, 8/10/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 9/14/2018 by 12 noon

Sponsor Letter of Intent window: 11/26/2018-12/6/2018 by 5PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 2/6/2019 by 5PM

Additional information: In FY2018, proposals were requested in any interdisciplinary research theme of national priority, with special emphasis on two high priority areas: (1) Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) and (2) Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS). HDR is anticipated to continue as a priority research area for FY2019 and FY2020 competitions, along with a new priority area to be announced in 2018. As of this posting (7/16/18), the new priority area has not yet been announced. This listing will be updated as soon as additional information is available.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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2019 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 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

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, 8/3/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 8/27/2018 by 12 noon

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Submission window: 1/1/2019-1/22/2019 by 5PM

Additional information: Cost sharing of precisely 30% of the total project cost is required.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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2019 NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE)

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 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

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: Friday, 7/27/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 8/10/2018 by 12 noon

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 9/27/2018 by 5PM

Additional information: NSF IGE is now a separate program independent of NSF NRT

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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2019 NEH 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 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/files/grants/summer-stipends-sep-26-2018.pdf

Keywords: humanities research, summer funding

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 26, 2018. 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, 2019

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 7/23/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 8/6/2018 by 12 noon

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 9/26/2018

Additional information:

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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DARPA: Systematizing Confidence in Open Research and Evidence (SCORE)

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 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.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/HR001118S0047/listing.html

Keywords: Social and Behavioral Science, reproducibility/replicability, algorithms

Number of UConn Applicants: Multiple UConn submissions are allowable under this call, but all eligible UConn proposals must be for the same Technical Area (TA). This internal competition will determine how many UConn teams are pursuing this opportunity and the TAs they are interested in so that a decision can be made about which TA UConn will target.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 7/2/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 7/13/2018 by 12 Noon.

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 8/1/2018 by 4 PM EST for TA 1 and TA 2; 12/12/18 by 4 PM EST for TA 3

Additional information: In your NOI, please clearly indicate the Technical Area your proposal is for. Pre-proposals, if necessary, will likely be specialized for this opportunity. Applicants will be notified about the details of any pre-proposal on the NOI deadline date.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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2019 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 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/

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

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: Friday, 7/6/2018 by 12 noon.

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 7/23/2018 by 9 AM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 9/28/2018

Additional information:

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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NIFA: Professional Development Opportunities for Secondary School Teachers and Education Professionals Program (PD-STEP)

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 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://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resources/FY18-EWD-FAQ-PD-STEP.pdf

Keywords: immersive learning; professional development; K-14 teachers / educational professionals; food, agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences.

Award Details: Up to $150K (including direct costs) total for up to 3 years.

Number of UConn Applicants: Up to 3 across all UConn/UConn Health campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 5/21/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 6/1/2018 by 12 Noon.

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 7/11/2018 by 5PM EDT.

Additional information: See program solicitation for information about eligibility, possible matching requirements, and other guidelines.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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2019 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 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

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: Friday, 5/25/2018 by 9AM

Internal 1-Page Concept Deadline: Friday, 6/22/2018 by 9AM

Additional information: 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 2018-2019 academic year.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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2019 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 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

Eligibility:: Applicants must: have a doctorate in biomedical sciences, medicine, or related field; hold a full-time appointment as an Assistant Professor as of 10/15/18; have been in this position for less than three years as of 6/26/18.

Keywords: biomedical sciences, medicine

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

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 from accross all UConn / UConn Health campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, 5/18/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 6/1/2018 by 12 Noon.

Sponsor Nomination Deadline: 6/29/2018

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: 10/15/2018

Additional information:

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

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NIH: R25 Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)

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 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-17-339.html

Keywords: science education; P-12 student programs; teacher in-service; students from underserved communities; Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development and Outreach

Award Details: Secure Scientific Cyberinfrastructure awards, up to $1M total award for up to 3 years; Research Data Protection awards, up to $1M total award for up to 3 years; Collaborative Security Response Center award, up to $5M for up to 3 years.

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, 5/11/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 5/18/2018 by 9AM

Sponsor LOI Deadline: 30 days prior to the application due date (6/9/18)

Additional information: Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the SEPA Scientific/Research Contact to be advised on the appropriateness of the intended P-12 STEM or ISE project for SEPA program objectives and the priorities of the NIGMS.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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Brain Research Foundation: Scientific Innovations 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 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://d2f4fnz1e8fuj3.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2019-SIA-Guidelines-1.pdf

Eligibility:: Full Time Associate or Full Professor at UConn/UConn health, working in studies of brain function in health and disease. Current NIH or other peer-reviewed funding preferred; evidence of such funding in the past three years is essential. Must be a new research project not funded by other sources. Cannot be used as bridge funding.

Keywords: Normal human brain development; specifically identified disease states; molecular neuroscience; clinical neuroscience; studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning in health and disease.

Award Details: $150K (Direct Costs) for two year grant period.

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, 4/20/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, 5/4/2018 by 12 Noon.

Sponsor LOI Deadline: 6/22/2018 by 4PM CST

Additional information:

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

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2019 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 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

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

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, 4/20/2018 by 5PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 5/14/2018 by 9AM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Monday, 7/2/2018 by 5PM ET

Additional information:

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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2019 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 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: See program description below – full RFP document will be sent to all NOI applicants.

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: Monday, 4/2/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 4/16/2018 by 9AM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Monday, 5/24/2018 by 12 Noon

Additional information:
Program Overview:
The Charles H. Hood Foundation is pleased to announce its 2019 Major Grants Initiative to Advance Child Health. This Award Program supports outstanding investigators conducting innovative and transformative research in Neonatology or Brain Science and Child Development. The overall goal of the Program remains the funding of translational or clinical research that will improve child health, children’s clinical outcomes or improve health care access, affordability, and quality.

Research Focus: Two areas of focus will be considered for the 2019 Major Grants Program: Neonatology and Brain Science and Child Development.

Neonatology
Although the incidence of prematurity has been declining, recent data shows that 10% of babies born in Massachusetts are premature, 7.7% weigh less than 2.5 kg, and 1.3% weigh less than 1.5 kg. These infants require complex and expensive medical care after birth and are at high risk for pulmonary disease, neurological conditions, developmental delay and other issues. Thus, improvements in neonatal care are likely to result in better health outcomes for the infants, and lower initial and lifetime health care costs. Please note that research projects that focus on pregnant women and their fetuses will not be considered responsive to this RFA.

Brain Science and Child Development
Groundbreaking work, beginning in the late 1990s, has demonstrated that childhood experiences determine important aspects of brain growth and development. There are at least two critical periods of rapid brain growth during childhood: the first three years of life and, again, during adolescence. In parallel with the rapid advance of brain science, a new pediatric subspecialty, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, has begun to carve out its own research agenda.
Recent clinical and scientific advances in understanding children’s normal and abnormal development have arisen through a variety of approaches: from a basic science understanding of neural development to the epidemiology of the long-term health effects of children’s experiences.

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

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2018 Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) 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 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/nsf18547/nsf18547.htm

Keywords: cybersecurity, scientific workflow, cyberinfrastructure, data protection

Number of UConn Applicants: 2 from Storrs/Regional Campuses, 2 from UConn Health

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, 4/2/2018 by 9AM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, 4/16/2018 by 9AM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline: Monday, 6/4/2018 by 5PM

Additional information:

For more information, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Research at research@uconn.edu.
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Aetna: 2018 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 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.aetna.com/pdf/foundation/2018requestforproposal.pdf

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

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: 3/23/2018 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: 3/30/2018 by 12PM

Sponsor Statement of Interest Deadline: 4/18/2018 by 3PM

Additional information: This is a rapid-turnaround advertisement. Please observe all deadlines and contact the OVPR with any questions.

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