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Current Limited Submissions Competitions

Opportunity Sponsor Submission Slots Award Ceiling NOI Deadline Sponsor First Deadline
Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program (NRCDP) (K12 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NIH 1 UConn – 1 UCH $1,360,000 10/25/2021 12/15/2021
Genomic Curriculum Development for Medical Students (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NIH 1 UConn – 1 UCH $450,000 10/25/2021 1/25/2022
Pediatric Obesity Discovery Science Research to Improve Understanding of Risk and Causal Mechanisms for Obesity in Early Life (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) NIH 1 UConn – 1 UCH $2,500,000 11/1/2021 2/8/2022
Scholars Grants St. Baldrick’s Foundation 1 UConn – 1 UCH $330,000 10/25/2021 12/3/2021
PhD Fellowship Program IBM 3 per dept $95,000 10/19/2021 10/29/2021
Graduate Psychology Education Program HRSA 1 UConn – 1 UCH $450,000 10/22/2021 12/9/2021
Nonprofit Grant Program CHEFA 1 total $75,000 10/22/2021 12/3/2021
Modern Equipment for Shared-use Biomedical Research Facilities: Advancing Research-Related Operations (R24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed) NIH 1 UConn – 1 UCH $400,000 10/22/2021 12/1/2021
Clinical and Translational Science Award (UM1 Clinical Trial Optional) NIH 1 UConn – 1 UCH $6,500,000 10/22/2021 12/27/2021
2022: Moore Inventor Fellows Competition Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation 2 total $600,000 10/11/2021 11/12/2021
Global Biological Threat Reduction and Border Security DOS 1 UConn – 1 UCH $8,500,000 10/11/2021 11/22/2021
Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research Award AASLD 1 UConn – 1 UCH $200,000 10/11/2021 10/25/2021
SUNBEAM – Analysis and Bioinformatics Center (ABC) (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NIH 1 UConn – 1 UCH $1,800,000 10/18/2021 1/16/2022
Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHSCC) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) NIH 1 UConn – 1 UCH $3,400,000 10/11/2021 3/14/2022
Of the People: Widening the Path: CCDI – Libraries, Archives and Museums Library of Congress 1 total $60,000 10/4/2021 11/15/2021
Facilitator of Polar STEAM (Polar STEAM) Polar Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics NSF 1 UConn – 1 UCH $4,000,000 10/4/2021 2/25/2022
2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists Blavatnik Family Foundation 3 total $250,000 9/27/2021 11/17/2021
Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) NIH 1 UConn – 1 UCH $3,750,000 10/4/2021 1/18/2022
Aging Research Grants RRF 1 UConn – 1 UCH $200,000 9/27/2021 11/15/2021
Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2) NSF 1 UConn – 1 UCH $600,000 9/27/2021 10/11/2021
NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IBDGC) Genetic Research Centers (GRCs) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) NIH 1 UConn – 1 UCH $1,875,000 9/20/2021 11/21/2021
National Program for the Career Development Of Physician Scientists in Diabetes Research (Diabetes – Docs) (K12 Clinical Trial Optional) NIH 1 UConn – 1 UCH $6,500,000 9/20/2021 11/18/2021
Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) NSF 2 UConn – 2 UCH $1,000,000 9/27/2021 3/25/2022
Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology (P50 Clinical Trial Optional) NIH 1 UConn – 1 UCH $2,500,000 9/20/2021 10/18/2021
Faculty Grants: Course & Program Grants VentureWell 2 total $30,000 9/20/2021 11/3/2021
NIH: NCI Research Specialist (Clinician Scientist) Award (R50 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NIH 1 UConn – 1 UCH Varied 9/13/2021 2/8/2022
USDA: Conservation Outreach- Racial Equality and Justice Conservation Cooperative Agreements USDA 1 UConn – 1 UCH $1,000,000 9/13/2021 10/25/2021
Orthodontic Faculty Development Fellowship Award American Association of Orthodontists 2 per school $20,000 9/7/2021 11/12/2021
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award American Association of Orthodontists 1 per school $100,000 9/7/2021 11/12/2021
Partnerships for Innovation – Research Partnerships Track (PFI – RP) NSF 1 UConn – 1 UCH $550,000 9/6/2021 1/12/2022
Clinical Investigator Award Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation 5 UCH $600,000 9/6/2021 2/1/2022
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program Camille Dreyfus 1 total $75,000 9/6/2021 2/2/2022
Master of Fine Art Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture The Dedalus Foundation 2 total $15,000 8/30/2021 1/15/2022
Cardiovascular Biorepository for Type 1 Diabetes (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) NIH 1 UConn – 1 UCH $5,900,000 8/23/2021 10/20/2021
FY21 Advanced Manufacturing Office Multi-Topic FOA DOE 1 per subtopic area $4,000,000 8/16/2021 11/5/2021
Doctoral Dissertation Award ACM 1 total $20,000 8/16/2021 10/30/2021
Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science Simons Foundation 2 applications per specified department $660,000 7/19/2021 10/20/2021
Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) NIH 1 per school/college $2,375,000 8/2/2021 1/27/2022
2022 W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program W.M. Keck Foundation 1 across all campuses in each category $25,000,000 6/7/2021 11/1/2021
Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) NSF 3 UConn – 3 UCH $4,000,000 6/21/2021 Submission window: 1/1/2022 – 1/19/2022

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NIH: Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program (NRCDP) (K12 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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/rfa-files/RFA-NS-21-019.html

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

Keywords: career development, neuroscience, neurosurgical research, neurological disorders

Award Details: $1,360,000

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 25, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, November 8, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by 5PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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NIH: Genomic Curriculum Development for Medical Students (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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-21-312.html

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

Keywords: biomedical research, genomic medicine, genomic informatics

Award Details: $150,000 per year for 3 years

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 25, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, November 8, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  January 25, 2022 by 5PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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NIH: Pediatric Obesity Discovery Science Research to Improve Understanding of Risk and Causal Mechanisms for Obesity in Early Life (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

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/rfa-files/RFA-DK-21-025.html

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

Keywords: infancy, risk factors, obesity causes, metabolic risk

Award Details: $500,000 per year for 5 years

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, November 1, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, November 22, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 by 5PM EST

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Tuesday, March 8, 2022 by 5PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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St. Baldrick’s Foundation: Scholars Grants

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.stbaldricks.org/for-researchers

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

Keywords: childhood cancers, translational research, alternative therapies

Award Details: $110,000 per year for 2 years (with possibility of 3 years)

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 25, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, November 8, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: Friday, December 3, 2021 by 5PM EST

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Friday, February 18, 2022 by 5PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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IBM PhD Fellowship 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://research.ibm.com/university/awards/fellowships.html

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

Keywords: hybrid cloud, artificial intelligence, security, quantum engineering

Award Details: Awards for universities in the United States are $60,000 in year one; $35,000 in award year two. 

Number of UConn Applicants: 4 applications each from UConn/UCH, maximum of 3 applications per department. If four nominations are submitted, it is IBM Global University program’s expectation that two of the four applications are for diversity candidates or underrepresented populations in technology

Eligibility: All nominees must be nominated by a doctoral faculty member; students cannot nominate themselves. Must be enrolled full-time in a PhD program over the two consecutive academic years of the award or forfeit the fellowship. Should have three years remaining in their program at the time of nomination so the fellowship can be applied to the last two years of study. Those that are receiving a comparable fellowship, internship, or support from another company or institution (except for academic scholarships) during the IBM PhD Fellowship funding period are ineligible for this award.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Friday, October 29, 2021 by 5PM ET

Additional information:  Due to the quick turnaround time, this opportunity will be first come, first served.

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

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HRSA: Graduate Psychology Education 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://pivot.proquest.com/funding_opps/bb615273-0f69-480b-b8d9-d1d75de8f0f3

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

Keywords: psychology, graduate education, behavioral health, substance use disorders

Award Details: $450,000

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, October 22, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Thursday, December 9, 2021

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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://chefa.com/grant-programs/nonprofit-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 

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 application total across campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, October 22, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Statement of Interest Deadline:  Friday, December 3, 2021 by 1PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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NIH: Modern Equipment for Shared-use Biomedical Research Facilities: Advancing Research-Related Operations (R24 Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

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-21-326.html

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

Keywords: advanced equipment, research operations, biomedical research, minor alteration and renovation

Award Details: The maximum budget amount is $400,000. Budgets under $25,000 will not be considered.

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, October 22, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Wednesday, December 1, 2021 by 5PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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NIH: Clinical and Translational Science Award (UM1 Clinical Trial Optional)

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-21-293.html

Required Companion Program Link: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-336.html

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

Keywords: clinical science, treatment, community health, health disparities

Award Details: up to $6,500,000

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Friday, October 22, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, November 1, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: Monday, December 27, 2021 by 5PM EST

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Wednesday, January 26, 2022 by 5PM EST

Additional information:  

PLEASE NOTE: The Clinical and Translational Science Award has a required companion FOA and several optional companion FOAs. An application to the companion program must be submitted alongside the UM1 when submitting to the sponsor. The links for the optional companion FOAS are as follows: T32, T32, R25. Internal applicants chosen to submit an application for the UM1 should be aware that they must also submit an application for the required companion program, and may also choose to submit applications for the optional FOAs.

If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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 – 2022: 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/GBMoore

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 who can receive funding through their 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. received in or after 2012).

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 11, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, October 18, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Nomination Deadline: Tuesday, November 12, 2021

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Monday, December 13, 2021

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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DOS: Global Biological Threat Reduction and Border Security
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.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335887

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

Keywords: pathogens, pathogen detection, human health, law

Award Details: up to $8,500,000

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 11, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, October 18, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Monday, November 22, 2021

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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AASLD: Clinical, Translational and Outcomes Research 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: http://www.aasldfoundation.org/awards-programs/clinical-translational-and-outcomes-research-award

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

Keywords: career development, junior faculty, liver research

Award Details: $200,000

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

Eligibility: The applicant must: Be within the first six* years of their first faculty appointment (including prior appointments in universities outside of North America) at the start of the award (faculty appointment starting no earlier than July 1, 2016). *The standard eligibility period for this award is within five years of the applicant’s first faculty appointment. In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on researchers, AASLD Foundation has extended the eligibility window for the 2022 Awards cycle. This extension is not guaranteed for future cycles. If the applicant does not have a faculty appointment at the time of application, the letter of commitment from their department chair must explicitly confirm that the applicant will have a faculty appointment (i) no later than the Award start date and (ii) for the full award cycle. Be a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) at the time of award application and maintain active membership for the duration of the award period. Have a research mentor or co-mentor who is an AASLD member in good standing at the time of application and for the duration of the award period. Not hold/have held any other similar award that is intended to primarily support the salary of early career investigators (including but not limited to NIH R, P or most K level grants, or similar career development awards from federal or non-federal sources. See eligibility list for more common programs).

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 11, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, October 25, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Thursday, December 2, 2021

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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NIH: SUNBEAM – Analysis and Bioinformatics Center (ABC) (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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/rfa-files/RFA-AI-21-060.html

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

Keywords: birth studies, atopic disease, food allergy, biomarkers

Award Details: up to $1,800,000

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 18, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, November 1, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: Sunday, January 16, 2021 by 5PM EST

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Tuesday, February 15, 2022 by 5PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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NIH: Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHSCC) (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)

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/rfa-files/RFA-ES-20-006.html

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

Keywords: environmental health science, environmental exposures, human biology, disease, translational research

Award Details: up to $850,000 per year for up to 4 year

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 11, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, October 25, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: Monday, March 14, 2022 by 5PM EST

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Thursday, April 14, 2022 by 5PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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Library of Congress – Of the People: Widening the Path: CCDI – Libraries, Archives and Museums

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.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335703

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

Keywords: minority populations, America, digital collections

Award Details: $60,000

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 application total across campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 4, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, October 11, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  November 15, 2021

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs 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: Facilitator of Polar STEAM (Polar STEAM) Polar Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

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/2021/nsf21618/nsf21618.htm

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

Keywords: Antarctica, polar science, art, writing

Award Details: $3,500,000 to $4,000,000

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 4, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, October 18, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Friday, February 25, 2022 by 5PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs 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: 2022 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/nomination-guidelines/

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 1980, 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, September 27, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, October 11, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Nomination Deadline: Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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NIH: Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30 Clinical Trial Optional)

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/rfa-files/RFA-DK-21-026.html

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

Keywords: liver diseases, digestion, prevention and treatment

Award Details: Up to $750,000 per year for 5 years

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 4, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, October 18, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 by 5PM EST

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Thursday, February 17, 2022 by 5PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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RRF Foundation for Aging Research Grants

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.rrf.org/apply-for-a-grant/research-grants/

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

Keywords: aging populations, translational research, interventional trials, health services research

Award Details: maximum of $200,000

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, September 27, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, October 4, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Tuesday, February 1, 2021

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs 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: Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)

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/nsf19609/nsf19609.htm

Quest Portal Program Link: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/ER2

Keywords: ethical STEM researchers, academic integrity, responsible research conduct

Award Details: The maximum amount for 5-year awards is $600,000 (including indirect costs) and the maximum amount for 3-year awards is $400,000 (including indirect costs).

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, September 27, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, October 11, 2021

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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NIH: NIDDK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium (IBDGC) Genetic Research Centers (GRCs) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

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/rfa-files/RFA-DK-21-022.html

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

Keywords: inflammatory bowel disease, genetic factors, pathophysiology

Award Details: $375,000 per year for 5 years

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, September 27, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: Sunday, November 21, 2021 by 5PM EST

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Tuesday, December 21, 2021 by 5PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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NIH: National Program for the Career Development Of Physician Scientists in Diabetes Research (Diabetes – Docs) (K12 Clinical Trial Optional)

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/rfa-files/RFA-DK-21-019.html

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

Keywords: career development, diabetes, endocrinology

Award Details: up to $1.3M per year for 5 years

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, September 27, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Thursday, November 18, 2021 by 5PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs 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: 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 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://beta.nsf.gov/funding/opportunities/innovations-graduate-education-program

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

Keywords: STEM education, novel models, workforce development, institutional capacity building

Award Details: $500,000 in year one; remaining funds disbursed in years 2-5. The maximum award amount is $1,000,000 for five years.

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, September 27, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, October 11, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Friday, March 25, 2022

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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NIH: Pediatric Centers of Excellence in Nephrology (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)

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/rfa-files/RFA-DK-21-024.html

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

Keywords: pediatric care, kidney disease, renal physiology, kidney development

Award Details: $500,000 per year for 5 years

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, September 27, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: Monday, October 18, 2021 by 5PM EST

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Thursday, November 18, 2021 by 5PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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VentureWell Faculty Grants: Course & Program Grants

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://venturewell.org/course-program-grants/

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

Keywords: STEM innovation, scientific entrepreneurship, sustainable technologies, climate change solutions, biomedical innovation, poverty alleviation technologies

Award Details: up to $30,000

Number of UConn Applicants: 2 applications total across campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, September 27, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  November 3, 2021

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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NIH: NCI Research Specialist (Clinician Scientist) Award (R50 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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-21-306.html

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

Keywords: leadership, clinical trials, clinical research

Award Details: Salary support for the Research Specialist commensurate with their level of effort on NCI funded clinical trials with a minimum of 2.4 and a maximum of 4.8 person-months funded by this award

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, September 13, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, September 27, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Tuesday, February 8, 2022 by 5PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs 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: Conservation Outreach- Racial Equality and Justice Conservation Cooperative Agreements

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.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335400

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

Keywords: farmers and ranchers, racial equality, socially disadvantaged individuals,  limited resources

Award Details: up to $1,000,000

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, September 13, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Monday, October 25, 2021 by 11:59PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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American Association of Orthodontists: Orthodontic Faculty Development Fellowship 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.aaofoundation.net/awards-program/about-the-aaof-awards-program

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

Keywords: orthodontic education, patient care, orthodontic issues, COVID-19 outcomes, business practice

Award Details: up to $20,000

Number of UConn Applicants: 2 applications per school

Eligibility: Funding for the OFDFA is available for those within the first five years of their initial full-time academic careers and is allowed for a maximum of three years.  For the purposes of determining when full-time academic appointments began, this only includes full-time appointments at U.S. or Canadian institutions. Past recipients of the PFA are not eligible for the OFDFA. OFDFA are intended for those individuals who are preparing for beginning a career in orthodontic education in the U.S. and Canada, i.e., students or junior faculty.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Friday, November 12, 2021 by 5PM CST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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American Association of Orthodontists: Postdoctoral Fellowship 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.aaofoundation.net/awards-program/about-the-aaof-awards-program

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

Keywords: orthodontic education, patient care, orthodontic issues, COVID-19 outcomes, business practice

Award Details: $100,000

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 application per school

Eligibility: PFA are intended for those individuals who are preparing for beginning a research-intensive career in orthodontics in the U.S. or Canada, i.e., students or junior faculty, respectively. Individual must have a phD or equivalent to qualify for an award.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Tuesday, September 7, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Friday, November 12, 2021 by 5PM CST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs 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 Partnerships 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/PFI

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

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.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, September 6, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Wednesday, January 12, 2021 by 5PM EST

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.

 If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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/DRunyon

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

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

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.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, September 6, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Tuesday, February 1, 2022 by 4PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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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: https://www.dreyfus.org/camille-dreyfus-teacher-scholar/

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

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 total across all campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, September 6, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, September 20, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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The Dedalus Foundation: Master of Fine Art Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture

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.dedalusfoundation.org/programs/mfa

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

Keywords: painting, sculpture, fine arts

Award Details: $15,000

Number of UConn Applicants: 2 applications total from the fine arts program

Eligibility: Applicants must be nominated by their department head. Nominees should be graduating in the spring semester that directly follows the fall nominating cycle. Nominees need not be U.S. citizens.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, August 30, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, September 13, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Saturday, January 15, 2022 by 5PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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NIH: Cardiovascular Biorepository for Type 1 Diabetes (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335114

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

Keywords: cardiovascular tissue, diabetes, preclinical problems, human cadaveric tissues

Award Details: Application budgets are limited to direct costs of $1 million for each year in years 1 and 2 and $1.3 million for each year in years 3-5 and should reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. 

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

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, August 23, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, August 30, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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DOE: FY21 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 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/Default.aspx#FoaIde231b0d9-2c92-4010-a822-77abecf0dc82

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

Keywords: Manufacturing Process Innovation (Efficiency Improvements to Dry Processes, Advanced Tooling for Lightweight Automotive Components, Sustainable Chemistry Practices); Advanced Materials Manufacturing (Materials for Harsh Service Conditions, Development of Al-Ce Alloys and Processing for Aerospace Applications); Energy Systems – Structured Electrode Manufacturing for Lithium-ion Batteries

Award Details: between up to $500K and $4M depending on subtopic area

Cost-Share Requirements: The cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs for research and development projects (i.e., the sum of the government share, including FFRDC costs if applicable, and the recipient share of allowable costs equals the total allowable cost of the project) and must come from non-federal sources unless otherwise allowed by law. (See 2 CFR 200.306 and 2 CFR 910.130 for the applicable cost sharing requirements.) 

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 applicant for each sub-topic area

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, August 16, 2021 by 12PM (All NOI submitters should also plan to prepare a pre-proposal by 8/20)

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Friday, August 20, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Concept Paper Deadline: Friday, September 10, 2021 by 5PM EST

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Friday, November 5, 2021 by 5PM EST

Additional information:  Applicants must indicate which sub-topic area they are applying to in their NOI. Topic areas are: Topic Area 1a: Efficiency Improvements to Drying Processes; Topic Area 1b: Advanced Tooling for Lightweight Automotive Components; Topic Area 1c: Sustainable Chemistry Practices in Manufacturing; Topic Area 2a: Materials for Harsh Service Conditions; Topic Area 2b: Development of Aluminum-Cerium (Al-Ce) Alloys and Processing to Enable Increased Energy Efficiency in Aerospace Applications; and Topic Area 3a: Structured Electrode Manufacturing for Lithium-ion Batteries.

If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that includes 1) a narrative following the sponsor guidelines for a concept paper.  This can be a draft version of what might be prepared for the sponsor if selected  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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ACM: Doctoral Dissertation 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://awards.acm.org/doctoral-dissertation/nominations

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

Keywords: computer science, engineering

Award Details: $20,000

Number of UConn Applicants: 1 application total across campuses

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, August 16, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, August 23, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Saturday, October 30, 2021

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science

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.simonsfoundation.org/simons-investigator-program-nominations/

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

Keywords: mid-career scientists, mathematics, theoretical physics, computer science

Award Details: up to $132,000 per year for 5 years

Number of UConn Applicants: 2 applications from each of the following departments: mathematics, physics, astrophysics and theoretical computer science. One additional application may be submitted in theoretical physics in the life sciences.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, July 19, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, August 2, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Wednesday, October 20, 2021 by 11:59 PM EST

Additional information:  If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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NIH: Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

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/rfa-files/RFA-ES-21-001.html

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

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 UConn/UConn Health School/College

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, August 2, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, August 23, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Letter of Intent Deadline: Thursday, January 27, 2022 by 5PM EST

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Saturday, February 26, 2022 by 5PM EST

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.  Environmental agents which are considered of primary interest for NIEHS include:  industrial chemicals or manufacturing byproducts, metals, pesticides, herbicides, air pollutants and other inhaled toxicants, particulates or fibers, fungal, and bacterial or biologically derived toxins. 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.

 If a full internal competition is necessary, pre-proposals should be submitted that include: 1) A two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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2022 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/WMKeck

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, June 7, 2021 by 12PM

Internal 1-Page Concept Paper Deadline: Monday, June 21, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Phase I Application Deadline: Monday, November 1, 2021

Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline:  Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Additional information:  All NOI submitters must also submit a concept paper by the deadline above. We strongly 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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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: https://quest.uconn.edu/prog/MRI

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

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.

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.

Internal Notification of Intent Deadline: Monday, June 21, 2021 by 12PM

Internal Pre-proposal (if necessary) Deadline: Monday, August 2, 2021 by 12PM

Sponsor Submission Window: January 1, 2022 – January 19, 2022

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 two page project narrative briefly describing the project, its key aims/objectives, the methodologies/approaches that will be used, and how the project goals align with the goals of the program.  Please see the sponsor guidelines for details about program goals and application components.  2) 1-2 page budget overview with justifications.  3)  Biosketches/brief CVs for key personnel.

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

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