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UM Summer Undergraduate Research Group Grants (SURGG) 2021

Call for UM Undergraduate Research Grant Proposals 2021
 

UM ORSP Research Development invites small faculty teams to submit Summer Undergraduate Research Group Grant (SURGG) applications by March 26 to develop and pilot a new, intensive, thematic program of summer research or creative scholarship for a small cohort of UM undergraduate students.

NSF EPSCoR RII Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows 2021

UPDATE!: A new solicitation  was issued by NSF on Jan 25. ORSP Research Development is still evaluating the new solicitation, and will be making some changes to this announcement, and the due dates, in the next day or so--please check back on January 27. 

Solicitation of UM Pre-Proposals for Limited Submission Opportunity

NSF Smart and Connected Communities 2021

UM ORSP Announcement: NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) 2021

DoE EPSCoR Implementation Grants Limited Submission

UM faculty or members who are eligible to serve as Principal Investigator and are interested developing proposals for the current DOE EPSCoR Implementation Grants limited submission opportunity are invited to develop and submit the cover page and four-page pre-application, as described in the FOA, for institutional consideration.

Research.gov proposal preparation demonstration site

The following is the text of a recent e-mail blast from NSF's Jean Feldman, regarding the launch of the Research.gov proposal demonstration preparation site.

Dear Colleagues:

 

Graduate Student Council Research Grants - 2021

See Request for Applications

Key Dates   

RFA Announced:                October 26, 2020
Applications Due:               January 11, 2021, by 5:00 pm
Awards Announced:           March 2021
 

NSF EPSCoR Track-2: Industries of the Future

UM ORSP RD Solicitation of Interest for
NSF EPSCoR RII Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (FEC)

Funding Opportunity for Research towards Industries of the Future

For 2021 (NSF 21-518[1]) and 2022 (anticipated) Competition Cycles
 

NSF and NIH Virtual Grants Conferences, 2020

This fall, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (October) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) (November) will each be holding virtual conferences over several days, that are free of charge. These are tremendous opportunities for faculty members who are interested in learning more about funding opportunities from these agencies, tips for placing and writing more effective proposals to these opportunities, and information about policies and procedures related to proposals and awards. We encourage you to check out these programs, sign up, and tune it.

Achieving Equity Investment Grants 2021

UPDATE 1/25/2021 
Correction: 2/8/2021

- Project Description should be limited to 5 pages max (had originally been 7)
- Follow-On Project Vision should be limisted to 2 pages max (had originally been 3) (the 1/25 update had stated this in reverse.)
- Collaborators and Other Affiliations Statement requirement has been removed.

2021 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Achievement Nominations Process

 UM Call for Internal Pre-proposals for Institutional Nomination for
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards 2021

NSF Major Research Instrumentation 2021

UM Call for Internal Pre-proposals for NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
 Internal UM competition for 2021 NSF competition

NSF MRI seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments.

NOAA Restore Science Program 2021

Summary of Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) NOAA-NOS-NCCOS-2021-2006590
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 11.451, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Science, Observation, Monitoring, and Technology

Matlab/Simulink Renewed for 2020

UM's Matlab/Simulink campus-wide license has been reneweed for the calendar year 2020. To continue using the software, users may need to re-activate their installations. Instructions for doing so may be accssed at https://www.mathworks.com/content/dam/mathworks/mathworks-dot-com/academia/tah-support-program/files/how-to-update-tah-license.pdf.

NEH Summer Stipends 2021 and 2022

ORSP welcomes internal applications from eligible tenured or tenure-track faculty interested in being nominated for NEH Summer Stipends Competitions (2021 and 2022 project periods).

The Summer Stipends program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication by supporting the work of individual scholars doing research or scholarly writing. 

NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25) 2020

Solicitation of UM Pre-Proposals for Limited Submission Opportunity
NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)(R25)
Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: PAR-20-153

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-153.html

Microsoft AI for Health COVID-19 Grants

Microsoft is now accepting requests to access Azure cloud and High Performance Computing capabilities in support of research related to the COVID-19 crisis, through 6/15/2020 or until further notice.

Matlab Software Reactivation Required

UM's Matlab/Simulink 2019-20 academic year license is set to expire April 30, 2020.

To continue to use the software through at least June 30, 2020, users and admins will need to reactivate their installations. Instructions for doing so may be accssed at https://www.mathworks.com/content/dam/mathworks/mathworks-dot-com/academia/tah-support-program/files/how-to-update-tah-license.pdf.

 

 

Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Grant Proposals

Dr. Katrina Caldwell, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Community Engagement, will be joined by other team members in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement to provide information on resources, tips, and approaches to address diversity, equity, and inclusion when writing grant proposals. The presentation will be offered twice in May, each time followed by a question and answer session.