Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Limited Submission Opportunities

Limited Submissions

On occasion, a funding opportunity will arise that is limited to just one or two proposals from each institution.  In that case, an internal competition is necessary to pick the most promising applications.

Please contact Kris Wolff, Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs, to express interest in these opportunities at or 718-817-4086.

Current list of Opportunities (click on title for full announcement)

NIH - Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (R25)

Sponsor Deadline: May 1, 2014

The purpose of this program is to develop the pool of a diverse group of highly trained undergraduate and graduate students who go on to research careers and will be available to participate in NIH-funded research. The program provides institutional grants to research-intensive institutions that propose well-integrated developmental activities designed to increase students' academic preparation and skills that are critical to the completion of the Ph.D. degree in biomedical and behavioral sciences.

Fordham may submit only one application. Please contact Kris Wolff if you are interested in applying.

NSF - National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

Internal Competition Deadline: May 2, 2014 at 4pm
Sponsor Deadlines:
Letter of Intent (optional but recommended) - May 20, 2014
Full Proposal - June 24, 2014

The NRT replaces the Integrated Graduate Research Traineeship (IGERT) program. It is "designed to encourage the development of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training that ensure that graduate students develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program initially has one priority research theme - Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE); in addition, proposals are encouraged on any other crosscutting, interdisciplinary theme" (from the Synopsis of Program).

Fordham may submit two applications; if one is submitted the theme can either be the DESE or another interdisciplinary theme; if two are submitted, one must be on the DESE theme. If you are interested in applying, review the Program Announcement carefully, and following NSF instructions please submit the following documents to by Friday May 2nd at 4pm:
  • Project Summary (1 page limit) + indicate which theme your project falls under
  • Recent Student Training Experiences (1 page limit, section i. of Project Description)
  • Estimated budget (maximum 5 years/$3M with indirect costs)
  • Budget justification

  • NIH - NIH Blueprint Program for Enhancing Neuroscience Diversity through Undergraduate Research Education Experiences (R25)

    Sponsor Deadline: May 28, 2014

    Summary of program from NIH: The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The goal of this NIH Blueprint R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement encourages the development of creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences, Courses for Skills Development, and Mentoring Activities.

    The fully integrated research experiences, courses for skills development, and mentoring activities should prepare undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences to enter Ph.D. degree programs in the neurosciences. To accomplish this goal, this initiative will provide institutional awards to develop neuroscience research education programs consisting of collaborative partnerships integrated across different educational institution types. Each collaborative research education partnership must have the following components: a) a research-intensive institution that has an established neuroscience or neuroscience-related program, b) partnership between institution(s) that have a substantial enrollment of undergraduates from populations nationally underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, c) integrated curriculum/academic enhancement and research training activities designed to increase participants' preparation to enter doctoral programs in the neurosciences, and d) well-described plans to provide early communication and interaction between participating students and graduate neuroscience programs across the country.

    Fordham may submit only one application. Please contact Kris Wolff if you are interested in applying.


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