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, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs, to express interest in these opportunities at kwolff@fordham.edu or 718-817-4086.

Current list of Opportunities (click on links to go to the full descriptions)


NIH - NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)
Deadlines:
Letter of Intent – by August 25, 2017 at the latest (optional but requested)
Full Proposal – September 25, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Synopsis of Program from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke:
The over-arching goal of this program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by (1) increasing the pool of current and future Ph.D.-level research scientists from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical neuroscience research; and (2) facilitating the career advancement/transition of the participants to the next step of their neuroscience careers. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on NINDS relevant research experiences, mentoring activities that enhance competencies or leadership education and courses on skills development. Programs that target transitions and/or more than one career stage for neuroscience career advancement and progression are strongly encouraged.

Fordham may only submit one application for this competition.
If you are interested in submitting to this program please contact Kris Wolff, Director, Office of Sponsored Programs at kwolff@fordham.edu.


NEH - Summer Stipends
Deadlines:
Internal – September 5, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Sponsor – September 27, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Synopsis of Program from NEH:
Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must not result solely in the collection of data; instead they must also incorporate analysis and interpretation. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.

Fordham may only put forward two nominees for this competition.
If you are interested in submitting to this program please contact Beth Torres, Humanities Grant Officer, at btorres14@fordham.edu.

UPDATE: Two nominees have been chosen. Thank you for your participation!


NSF - Innovations in Graduate Education program (IGE)
Deadline:
Full Proposal – October 25, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Synopsis of Program from NSF:
The IGE program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training. The program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master's and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. IGE focuses on projects aimed at piloting, testing, and validating innovative and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education. IGE projects are intended to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. The program supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches. The program addresses both workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. Strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic partners are encouraged.

Fordham may only participate in two IGE proposals: this includes as the lead organization, as a non-lead organization on a collaborative proposal, or as a subawardee.
If you are interested in submitting to this program please contact Kris Wolff at kwolff@fordham.edu.

UPDATE: Two parties have been approved to proceed. Thank you for your participation!


NSF - CISE Research Infrastructure
Deadlines:
Pre-proposal – November 2, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Full Proposal – January 11, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Synopsis of Program from NSF:
NSF's Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) has a tradition of supporting CISE research infrastructure to enable transformative research at the frontiers of core CISE research disciplines and to provide unique opportunities for current and future generations of CISE researchers. The CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) program draws on the rapidly evolving nature of the CISE disciplines and the unique infrastructure needs of CISE researchers to explore and extend the boundaries of CISE research frontiers. The Institutional Infrastructure (II) award supports the creation of new (II-NEW) CISE research infrastructure or the enhancement (II-EN) of existing CISE research infrastructure. The proposed research infrastructure must enable compelling new research opportunities for the proposing PI or team of PIs and associated students and collaborators. Projects must include substantial involvement of CISE researchers and enable projects with a clear research focus related to the core CISE disciplines. The Community Infrastructure (CI) award supports projects that provide compelling new research opportunities for a broad-based community of CISE researchers that extends well beyond the awardee institution(s). Furthermore, each CI award may support the operation of such infrastructure, ensuring that the awardee institution(s) is well positioned to provide a high quality of service to CISE community researchers expected to use the infrastructure to realize their research goals. CI projects should include a vision for future long-term community sustainability and operation of the infrastructure. Projects must include substantial involvement of CISE researchers and enable a focused research agenda related to the core CISE disciplines. CI proposals must provide compelling evidence that a diverse community of investigators will find the proposed infrastructure valuable to their research endeavors.

Fordham may only apply for three II awards; CI awards are not limited.
If you are interested in submitting to this program please contact Kris Wolff at kwolff@fordham.edu.


NSF - Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Deadline:
Full proposal – November 6, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Synopsis of Program from NSF:
The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.

The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses, and (6) Conferences.

The AISL program was revised this year to limit organizations to three applications as lead; however, organizations may serve as subawardees on additional proposals submitted by other institutions.
If you are interested in submitting to this program please contact Kris Wolff at kwolff@fordham.edu.


NIH/NIGMS - Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)
Deadline:
Full Proposal – November 20, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Synopsis of Program from NIH:
The over-arching goal of this program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To assure the vitality and continued productivity of the research enterprise, the NIGMS provides leadership in training the next generation of scientists, in enhancing the diversity of the scientific workforce and in developing research capacities throughout the country. The SEPA program supports P-12 and informal science education (ISE) activities that: (1) enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce and (2) foster a better understanding of NIH-funded biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its public health implications. Applications that target P-12 or ISE topics that may not be addressed by existing school, community or ISE-based activities are encouraged. Proposed projects may focus on any area of NIH-funded research.

Organizations are limited to submitting one application to this program, and limited to holding one SEPA award at a time as the lead institution. Fordham University, as a subaward on an active SEPA grant held at another university, is eligible to submit an application for an additional SEPA program, but it must be distinct from the current one. If you are interested in submitting to this program please contact Kris Wolff at kwolff@fordham.edu.


NIH/NIGMS - Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams
Deadlines:
Full Proposal –
First Round: January 25, 2018
Second Round: May 25, 2018

Synopsis of Program from NIH:
This funding opportunity announcement encourages Collaborative Program Grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to conduct research to address complex and challenging biomedical problems, important for the mission of NIGMS, through deeply integrated, multidisciplinary research teams. The Collaborative Program Grant is designed to support research in which funding a team of interdependent investigators offers significant advantages over support of individual research project grants. Applications should address critical issues and be sufficiently challenging, ambitious, and innovative that objectives could not be achieved by individual investigators.

Applications that are mainly focused on the creation, expansion, and/or maintenance of community resources, creation of new technologies or infrastructure development are not appropriate for this FOA. Clinical Trials are not allowed under this program. Consultation with relevant NIGMS staff at least 10 weeks prior to the application due date is strongly encouraged.

Fordham may submit only one application per round to this program. If you are interested in submitting, please contact Kris Wolff at kwolff@fordham.edu.