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11 Rope Ferry Road #6210
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-3007
Fax: 603-646-3670
Email: sponsored.projects@dartmouth.edu

Limited Submission Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of upcoming programs with proposal submission restrictions. Please make sure to check each individual opportunity announcement for eligibility, specific deadline and submission information. This is not a comprehensive list of all limited submission proposals, and while this page will be updated regularly, it should be used in conjunction with other grant information resources available from individual funding agency websites.

IMPORTANT: If a program has a limited submission requirement and you would like your proposal to be considered, please follow the procedures outlined below

  • Carefully review deadlines, eligibility, and application requirements.
  • Faculty interested in applying should coordinate with their Associate Dean. There may be an internal selection process at the school or department.
  • Send the following pre-application materials to Kristen Rhodes (kristen.a.rhodes@dartmouth.edu) by the internal deadline:
    • Outline of the proposal (at least one but not more than 3 pages)
    • General budget
    • Statement of support from Department Chair and/or Dean as appropriate
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The Vice Provost for Research will implement the internal review process as described here. *The internal deadline specified is the date for submission of materials to the Provost's Office. There are several steps prior to this stage that may be required including clearances from Department Chair and Associate Dean. Please review and follow the instructions carefully. You will be notified if you are selected as an applicant. All applications to sponsors will be reviewed and approved in accordance with OSP procedures. For questions concerning limited submissions, please kristen.rhodes@dartmouth.edu. For questions concerning grant applications, contact your OSP Grant Officer.

Current Limited Deadlines:

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation — Clinical Investigator Award

Geisel Medical School/DHMC may nominate five candidates
$450,000 over three years, plus $100,000 medical school debt retirement
Deadlines:
November 16 for internal submission to Robert Gerlach (robert.w.gerlach@dartmouth.edu) in the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.  Please submit required materials and also cite your mentor, if you have one.
February 1, 2018 for external applications
For independent young physician-scientists conducting cancer-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. Applicant must commit to minimum of 80% of time on research. Requires a mentor in the field of clinical translational cancer research, cancer prevention, or epidemiology.  
First full-time faculty appointment July 2013 or later. Current recipients of other major career-development awards not eligible. M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation — Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

Dartmouth may nominate one candidate
$75,000
Deadlines:
November 16 to submit internal submission to Kristin Rhodes in the Provost's Office
February 8, 2018 for external application
Unrestricted research grant for early-career faculty (appointed 2012 or later) in the chemical sciences. Awarded for advancement of important knowledge in the chemical sciences, and dedication and contributions to education in the chemical sciences, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. Requires institutional nomination.

Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation — Faculty Scholars Program

Geisel dean may nominate one candidate
Up to $200,000 over two years (five awards will be made)

Deadlines: December 14, 2017 for informational webinar
January 5, 2018 to submit internal application to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office
February 14, 2018 for external application

For innovative medical-school faculty. Must have 5+ years as faculty. 

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation — Moore Inventor Fellows

Dartmouth may nominate two candidates
$825,000 over three years (five awards will be made)

Deadlines:
January 3, 2018 to submit internal application to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office
February 12, 2018 for nominations
March 5, 2018 for external applications

To support inventions at an early stage that could lead to proof-of-concept work on an invention or advance an existing prototype that tackles an important problem. Invention should advance scientific research, environmental conservation, or patient care. Solicited fields include, but are not limited to, environmental science and conservation, oceanography, biology, engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science, neuroscience, public health and gerontology.

Eligibility: no more than 10 years past the terminal degree
Internal applications: CV plus a two-paragraph application. One paragraph should describe the invention clearly and without jargon; outline the problem it seeks to address; and present its potential impact. A second paragraph should describe the importance to science, environmental conservation or patient care and experience and metrics for evaluating progress.

VentureWell — BMEidea competition

Dartmouth may submit three entries, with no more than one from any single department

Up to $10,000 cash plus further development support

Deadlines:

January 16, 2018 for internal submission of materials (see below) to Jamie Coughlin at DEN (jamie.coughlin@dartmouth.edu)

April 4, 2018 for external submissions

For teams of graduate and/or undergraduate students that have developed a device, product, or technology to solve a clinical biomedical problem. Multidisciplinary teams encouraged, but each must include at least one engineering student. Entries require sponsorship by the faculty advisor for the project and the advisor's department chair.      VentureWell takes no financial or ownership interest in submitted projects. To submit, send a letter of support from a faculty advisor, along with a 1-2 page description of the proposed project to Jamie Coughlin by 1/16.

Federal Funding Opportunities:

The NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00)

RFA-CA-18-001

The purpose of the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students recognized by their institutions for their high potential and strong interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers. The award will facilitate the transition of talented graduate students into successful cancer research postdoctoral appointments, and provide opportunities for career development activities relevant to their long-term career goals of becoming independent cancer researchers.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) does not allow applicants to propose to lead an independent clinical trial, but does allow applicants to propose research experience in a clinical trial led by a sponsor or co-sponsor.

Application Due Date(s)  February 21, 2018

Internal Dartmouth Deadline:   December 10, 2017

Only one application per institution is allowed

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

RFA-ES-18-003

The NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC) Program is intended to bring together investigators currently funded by NIH or other Federal or non-Federal sources to enhance the effectiveness of existing research and extend the focus of research for the environmental health sciences. An EHS CC should support innovation and be on the cutting edge of science. It is expected that research activities will cross a variety of disciplines to bring multiple perspectives and approaches to bear on significant problems. It is expected that the interdisciplinary nature of an EHS CC will have a synergistic effect that results in greater depth, breadth, quality, innovation and productivity beyond what individual scientists would be likely to attain by working independently. As intellectual hubs for environmental health research, the membership of EHS CC's is expected to be the thought leaders for the field as well as advance the goals of the NIEHS Strategic Plan (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/strategicplan/.)

Application Due Date(s)  April 17, 2018

Internal Dartmouth Deadline:  December 10, 2017

Only one application per institution

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

RFA-ES-18-001

The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award is intended to identify the most talented Early Stage Investigators (ESIs) who intend to make a long-term commitment to research in the Environmental Health Sciences and assist them in launching an innovative research program focused on the understanding of environmental exposure effects on people's health.

For institutions/organizations proposing multiple PDs/PIs, visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Component of the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent graduate degree.

PD(s)/PI(s) must be NIH defined Early Stage Investigators. See https://grants.nih.gov/policy/early-investigators/index.htm

In addition, PD/PI's must have faculty appointments which are tenure track or equivalent, generally at the level of Assistant Professor, Research Assistant Professor, and have demonstrated outstanding abilities in basic, clinical, quantitative, or population-based research. Individuals must have established research independence from a mentor, and have dedicated, independent laboratory space or access to the clinical, population-based and/or public health research resources which will allow them to conduct the research proposed in the grant application as the lead, independent PD/PI.

Applicant organizations may submit more than one application, provided that each application is scientifically distinct. Only one application per school or college within a university will be accepted. For example, within a university, one application can be submitted from each of the schools of medicine, public health, arts and sciences, etc. If more than one application from the same grantee entity is submitted, none will be reviewed.

Application Due Date(s) February 27, 2018

Internal Dartmouth Deadline:  December 10, 2017

National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program NSF 18-507

Synopsis of Program:

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT 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.

The program is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. For FY2018, proposals are requested in any interdisciplinary research theme of national priority, with special emphasis on two high priority areas: (1) Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) and (2) Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS). HDR is expected to continue as a priority research area for FY2019 and FY2020 competitions, along with a new priority area to be announced in 2018.

The NRT program addresses 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. NRT especially welcomes proposals that will pair well with the efforts of NSF INCLUDES to develop STEM talent from all sectors and groups in our society (https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/nsfincludes/index.jsp ). Collaborations are encouraged between NRT proposals and existing NSF INCLUDES projects, provided the collaboration strengthens both projects.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): November 27, 2017 - December 06, 2017

Internal Dartmouth Deadline: November 29, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): February 06, 2018

NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) NSF 18-511

The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) offers researchers the opportunity to transform new knowledge into societal benefits through translational research and technology development efforts which catalyze partnerships to accelerate innovations that address significant societal needs.

This solicitation offers two broad tracks for proposals in pursuit of the six aforementioned goals.  The Technology Translation (PFI-TT) track offers an NSF-funded researcher the opportunity to advance his or her prior NSF-funded research results towards developing technological innovations with promising commercial potential and societal impact.  The Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track provides an opportunity to support technology development activities through a multi-organization collaboration. NSF recognizes that interdisciplinary collaboration is often needed to achieve successful technology development.   WEBINARS: Webinars will be held to answer questions about the solicitation. Registration will be available on the NSF Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships website (https://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=IIP). Potential proposers and their partners are encouraged to attend.

Lineage Requirement: The PFI-TT proposal track has a lineage requirement under one or two of the following paths: (1) through NSF-supported research results, or (2) NSF-supported (National I-CorpsTM Teams) customer discovery results.

NSF-supported research results: Principal Investigator (PI) or a co-PI must have had an NSF award that ended no more than six (6) years prior to the full proposal deadline date or be a current NSF award recipient. The proposed technology development project must be derived from the research results and/or discoveries from this underlying NSF award.
OR

National I-CorpsTM Teams customer discovery results The Principal Investigator (PI) or a co-PI must have been a member of an I-CorpsTM, Team Grant from NSF under the I-CorpsTM Teams Program (https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/teams.jsp). The PI or co-PI must have fully completed the I-CorpsTM training provided as part of the I-CorpsTM Team grant within the past three (3) years. The customer discovery activities performed under the NSF-funded I-CorpsTM award must be based on the technology that is proposed to be translated within the PFI-TT proposal.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 2

Internal Dartmouth Deadline:   December 8, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):   February 01, 2018

Defense Science Study Group (DSSG) -- Nominations Requested

Funding Agency: Institute for Defense Analyses
The Defense Science Study Group (DSSG) is a program of education and study that introduces outstanding science and engineering professors to the United States' security challenges and encourages them to apply their talents to these issues. The program, begun in 1986, is directed by the non-profit Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and is sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Technological advantage is fundamental to our nation's security. To achieve this advantage, amidst rapid change in technology opportunities and defense needs, it is crucial that strong links are developed between the national security community and emerging leaders in the fields of science and technology.

The DSSG seeks to convey to its members an understanding of these issues and an appreciation for the people involved in defending our nation. The program also solicits new insights from members and helps facilitate their continuing involvement with the complex technical challenges of safeguarding the United States.

IDA solicits nominations from senior leaders within major universities and from DSSG mentors, advisors, alumni, and current members. Because participation in the DSSG requires acquisition of a security clearance, all members must be U.S. citizens. Selection is based on academic excellence, breadth of interests, references, consideration of discipline, and geographic distribution. Members of the DSSG Class of 2014-2015 were selected from more than 150 extremely well qualified scientists and engineers.

Internal Deadline:   December 4, 2017

External Deadline:   December 31, 2017

 

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)

Solicitation 17-527

he program seeks: 1) to increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the workforce or graduate programs in STEM; 2) to improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and 3) to generate knowledge to advance understanding of how factors or evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities affect the success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM of low-income students.

The STEM disciplines supported by the S-STEM program include:

Biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields);
Physical sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science);
Mathematical sciences;
Computer and information sciences;
Geosciences;
Engineering; and
Technology areas associated with the preceding disciplines (for example, biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology, etc.)

Internal Deadline:  October 31, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline Date: March 28, 2018

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: An Institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as subawardee or a member of a Collaborative Research project) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field. See Additional Eligibility Information below for more details.

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) Instrument Acquisition or Development

NSF 15-504

Synopsis of Program:

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.

Each MRI proposal may request support for the acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single research instrument for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use.  Development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at MRI submission-eligible organizations are encouraged.

The MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of a shared research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs.  The program does not fund research projects or provide ongoing support for operating or maintaining facilities or centers.

The instrument acquired or developed is expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. For the purposes of the MRI program, a proposal must be for either acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single, well-integrated instrument. The MRI program does not support the acquisition or development of a suite of instruments to outfit research laboratories or facilities, or that can be used to conduct independent research activities simultaneously.

Instrument acquisition or development proposals that request funds from NSF in the range $100,000-$4 million may be accepted from any MRI-eligible organization. Proposals that request funds from NSF less than $100,000 may also be accepted from any MRI-eligible organization for the disciplines of mathematics or social, behavioral and economic sciences and from non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education for all NSF-supported disciplines.

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. Non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are exempt from cost-sharing and cannot include it. National Science Board policy is that voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

Internal Deadline:   October 16, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline:   January 18, 2018

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:Three (3) as described below. Potential PIs are advised to contact their institutional office of research regarding processes used to select proposals for submission.

If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition).

ECA-ECAAE-18-011 FY 2018 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders from the Western Hemisphere
Department of State  Bureau Of Educational and Cultural Affairs

The Study of the U. S. Branch (ECA/A/E/USS), Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), invites proposal submissions from accredited U.S. post-secondary education institutions (community colleges, liberal arts colleges, public and private universities) and other U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) (see section C. Eligibility Information) for the design and implementation of five (5) Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders from the Western Hemisphere to take place over the course of five weeks beginning in June 2018, pending the availability of FY 2018 funds. Each Institute should focus on one of the following three themes: Public Policymaking (1 Institute); Social Entrepreneurship (2 Institutes); or Women's Leadership (2 Institutes). More information on the themes can be found in the full announcement. Four Institutes will be conducted entirely in Spanish, and one Institute will be conducted in English. See the full announcement for full details.

Current Closing Date for Applications: Jan 11, 2018

Internal Dartmouth Deadline:   December 8, 2017

HRSA-18-013  Primary Care Training and Enhancement: Training Primary Care Champions
Department of Health and Human Services  Health Resources and Services Administration

The purpose of this program is to strengthen primary care and the workforce by establishing fellowship programs to train community-based practicing primary care physician and/or physician assistant champions to lead health care transformation and enhance teaching in community-based settings. Characteristics of transformed health care delivery systems identified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) include: • Providers across the care continuum participate in integrated or virtually integrated delivery models, • Care is coordinated across all providers and settings, • High level of patient engagement and quantifiable results on patient experience, • Providers leverage the use of health information technology to improve quality, • Providers perform at the top of their license and board certification, • Population health measures are integrated into the delivery system, and • Data are used to drive health system processes.[1] HRSA also recognizes addressing social determinants of health as a characteristic of transformed health care delivery systems. [1] CMS State Innovation Models Cooperative Agreement Announcement (May 2014). Available at: http://innovation.cms.gov/Files/x/StateInnovationRdTwoFOA.pdf

Eligible applicants must be accredited schools of allopathic or osteopathic medicine, academically affiliated physician assistant training programs, accredited public or nonprofit private hospitals, or a public or nonprofit private entity that the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out such grants. Faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes and tribal organizations may apply for these funds, if otherwise eligible.

Current Closing Date for Applications: Jan 30, 2018

Internal Dartmouth Deadline:  December 8, 2017

Recently Closed:

Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund — Graduate Fellowships


The Dean of Graduate Studies may approve three candidates
$18,000 stipend, plus full tuition
Deadlines:   November 1, 2017 for internal applications to Office of Graduate and Advanced Studies; January 22, 2017 for external applications
Graduate fellowships in the humanities, social sciences or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training). Contact Graduate Office for application materials.
Applications can be obtained from and must be submitted to:  School of Graduate and Advanced Studies
37 Dewey Field, Room 437 (HB 6062) graduate.and.advanced.studies@dartmouth.edu, 646-2106

Brain Research Foundation — Fay/Frank Seed Grant


Dartmouth may nominate one faculty member
$80,000 over two years
Deadlines:
November 1 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office
January 8, 2018 for external application
For neuroscience research that will likely lead to funding from the National Institutes of Health or other outside sources. New and innovative projects, especially those of junior faculty.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation — Building Bridges

Dartmouth may submit one application per round
Up to $300,000
Deadlines: August 9, 2017 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's office
September 8, 2017 for external letter of interest
December 1, 2017 for invited full applications
For planning and implementation of programs or projects that engage U.S.-based Muslim and non-Muslim populations in arts- and culture-based experiences that advance relationships and understanding

W.M. Keck Foundation — Science & Engineering Research

Dartmouth may submit up to four concept papers
Typically $1,000,000
Deadlines: November 1, 2017 to submit internal application to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office;
May 1 external deadline
Support for high-risk, high-reward research projects (which would not otherwise receive support from traditional funding agencies), and which have the capacity to spur ground-breaking new territory in the field or open entirely new pathways of work. The foundation does not support applied research, but rather invests in fundamental/basic science. Collaboration with investigators from other universities is viewed favorably. No support for endowment.
Note: Interested internal candidates need only submit the following materials to Kristen Rhodes: (1) A one-page concept paper using the Foundation's guidelines; (2) a letter of nomination from the department chair/dean, and (3) the applicant's CV.
W.M. Keck Foundation — Medical Research

Dartmouth may submit up to four concept papers
Typically $1,000,000
Deadlines: November 1, 2017 to submit internal application to Kristen Rhodes in Provost's Office;
May 1 external deadline
Support for high-risk, high-reward research projects (which would not otherwise receive support from traditional funding agencies), and which have the capacity to spur ground-breaking new territory in the field or open entirely new pathways of work. The foundation does not support applied research, but rather invests in fundamental/basic science. Collaboration with investigators from other universities is viewed favorably. No support for endowment.
Note: Interested internal candidates need only submit the following materials to Kristen Rhodes: (1) A one-page concept paper using the Foundation's guidelines; (2) a letter of nomination from the department chair/dean, and (3) the applicant's CV.

 

New York Academy of Sciences/Blavatnik Family Foundation — National Awards for Young Scientists

Dartmouth may nominate one candidate in each of the three categories
$250,000 (three awards will be made)
Deadlines: October 2, 2017 for internal submission to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's Office
November 15, 2017 for external application
For faculty-rank researchers in:Life Sciences Physical Sciences & EngineeringChemistry
Must have been born in or after 1976

NIH Clinical Research Sites for the Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT sites) (U24)

RFA-NS-17-024
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by NINDS, is to invite currently awarded NeuroNEXT sites and potential new sites to participate as a Clinical Site in the Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT). This clinical research network develops and conducts multiple, scientifically sound, possibly biomarker-informed exploratory clinical trials evaluating the most promising therapies for neurological disorders, whether from academic, foundation or industry discoveries. Examples include Phase 2 clinical trials and clinical research studies aimed at validating biomarkers and clinical outcomes in preparation for clinical trials.
Sponsor Due Date: New Date - September 26, 2017, by 5:00 PM
Internal Due Date: August 15, 2017
Only one Clinical Site application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed.

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program: Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (RII Track-2 FEC)

NSF 18-502

NSF has issued a call for interstate Focused EPSCoR Collaboration (FEC) grants. Awards are capped at $1MM [two institutions] or $1.5MM [>=3 institutions] in total costs/year for four years.

The FY2018 topic is: "Understanding the relationship between genome and phenome"* (definition below)

A letter of intent** (requirements below) is due Nov. 27, 2017. Unlike NIH, where LOIs are optional, NSF requires an LOI as a condition of review for a full proposal. Full proposals are due January 26, 2018.

At least two EPSCoR states must participate (Vt, Me, RI...).

The internal deadline is Nov 1 - up to two paragraphs submitted to Kristen Rhodes, Provost's Office. Some description of diversity/workforce development ideas should be included.

Definition of theme:
Our vast and ever-increasing storehouse of genomic data has enabled rapid progress in many fields allied with the biological sciences; however, understanding the complex, multi-level relationships between the genotype and the set of phenotypic characteristics displayed by an organism, or the phenome, remains a central challenge to biology. A more complete understanding of the emergent properties underlying this relationship would have profound implications for medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, ecology, evolution, and other fields. Proposers should pursue innovative, inter-disciplinary approaches toward understanding the factors and features that produce particular phenotypes in individuals and/or populations, including but not limited to genomic, transcriptomic, epigenetic, and environmental. Proposals that bring together teams that are using relevant technologies/tools that address multiple levels of organization from genome-cellular-organismal and population are encouraged. These efforts may include the work of biologists, physicists, chemists, engineers, informaticians, and other scientists. Proposals may use any combination of experimental, computational, and/or theoretical approaches with any appropriate species.

**LOI insructions: 2500 character limit.
The LOI contains "Synopsis" and "Other Comments" text data fields, each of which is limited by FastLane to 2,500 characters. LOIs should use these fields to describe, in as much detail as possible, the research to be addressed by the proposal. LOIs will be used solely in preparation for merit review. LOIs will not be seen by reviewers or panelists or used in any manner to judge the merit of the proposed research. Due to the space limitations, it is in the proposers' best interest to provide information on the proposed research topics only and to avoid providing extraneous information such as: prior accomplishments, motivation for the research, information on the qualifications of the project participants, etc. However, the LOI should indicate which EPSCoR jurisdictions are participating in the proposal.
A list of science/research keywords should be entered under the "research keywords" entry to assist NSF EPSCoR staff in preparing for proposal review. For additional information regarding LOI submission please see the PAPPG Chapter I.D.1.

NSF Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)

NSF 17-592

The Mid-Scale Innovations Program (MSIP) is designed to fill the need for a well-defined budgetary and competitive selection process to support astronomical projects of intermediate to large cost (but below the MREFC threshold). This solicitation fills part of the mid-scale gap, from $4M to $30M. (The current budget does not allow individual project costs greater than $30M.) The demand in this funding range covers a wide variety of activities, from highly focused short-term science experiments to long-term multi-use facilities. Other opportunities for support include major new instruments for existing telescopes, and design and development programs for possible future mid-scale and MREFC initiatives. The makeup of MSIP includes "Open Access Capabilities" (Category 4 below), an addition to the decadal survey definition that was recommended by the 2012 MPS/AST Portfolio Review because of realized budgets for the Division of Astronomical Sciences that are far below those envisioned by the decadal survey.

In order to organize this diverse range of project type and cost for strategic evaluation and review, the MSIP competition will be divided into the following four categories:

Mid-Scale Science Projects: Self-contained, limited term projects with well-defined construction and science utilization phases. Mid-Scale Facilities: Construction or operation of stand-alone, long-term, mid-scale facilities. Development Investments: Design and development for future large mid-scale and large-scale facilities. Open Access Capabilities: New instruments for existing telescopes, both national and private, in return for US community access.Provision of observing time for US community access on existing telescopes (e.g. providing open access nights in return for partial support of operational costs of a facility).Data archiving and data management projects leading to public access to data resources.

Internal Deadline: October 1, 2017

Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): November 20, 2017

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): April 06, 2018

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI)

Synopsis of Program:
The CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating CISE divisions by supporting the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure that will support focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering. This infrastructure will enable CISE researchers to advance the frontiers of CISE research. Further, through the CRI program, CISE seeks to ensure that individuals from a diverse range of academic institutions, including minority-serving and predominantly undergraduate institutions, have access to such infrastructure.
The CRI program supports two classes of awards:
Institutional Infrastructure (II) awards support the creation of new (II-NEW) CISE research infrastructure or the enhancement (II-EN) of existing CISE research infrastructure to enable world-class CISE research opportunities at the awardee and collaborating institutions.
Community Infrastructure (CI) awards support the planning (CI-P) for new CISE community research infrastructure, the creation of new (CI-NEW) CISE research infrastructure, the enhancement (CI-EN) of existing CISE infrastructure, or the sustainment (CI-SUSTAIN) of existing CISE community infrastructure to enable world-class CISE research opportunities for broad-based communities of CISE researchers that extend well beyond the awardee institutions. Each CI award may support the operation of such infrastructure, ensuring that the awardee institution(s) is (are) well positioned to provide a high quality of service to CISE community researchers expected to use the infrastructure to realize their research goals.
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: A university or organization may submit no more than three Institutional Infrastructure (II) proposals per competition. There is no limit on Community Infrastructure (CI) proposals per competition.
Due Dates
Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): November 02, 2017
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time): January 11, 2018
Internal Process: Interested parties should send a title and paragraph describing (1) the equipment and (2) the benefit/value to Dartmouth (including a list of faculty names) to Kristen Rhodes by 8/21/2017.

NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program

NSF 17-585
The Vice Provost for Research is currently accepting preliminary proposal ideas for the NSF Innovations in Graduate Education Program. Dartmouth can participate in up to two proposals. Faculty interested in submitting a proposal (or participating in a proposal from another institution) should submit a project title and a one-paragraph description to Kristen.A.Rhodes@dartmouth.edu by August 21 for internal consideration.
A synopsis of the program is included below.
Synopsis of Program: The Innovations in Graduate Education (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.

Simons Foundation – Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics, and Theoretical Computer Science

Dartmouth may nominate two candidates in each of the above disciplines (math, physics, etc.)
$660,000 over 5 years
Deadlines:
August 7, 2017 for internal nominations to be submitted Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's office (see note below)
October 31, 2017 for external application
Support for outstanding mid-career scientists engaged in theoretical research in math, physics, astrophysics, or computer science in order to enable them to undertake long-term investigations related to fundamental theoretical questions, establish new directions, and provide leadership in their field.
Note: The Foundation asks that nominations for the Investigators program be kept confidential. Nominating Deans/Chairs need ONLY submit the nominee's CV and a letter of support (two pages maximum). No project proposal is required.

Simons Foundation – Simons Investigators in Mathematical Modelling of Living Systems

Dartmouth may nominate two candidates
$660,000 over 5 years
Deadlines:
August 7, 2017 for internal application to be submitted to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's office
October 31, 2017 for external application
Program: For early-career scientists (often with mathematics or theoretical physics backgrounds) working on new approaches to mathematically-based modeling to advance the life sciences (ranging from cellular-level issues of organization, regulation, signaling, and morphogenic dynamics to the properties of organisms and ecology, as well as neuroscience and evolution). Preference for work that relates closely to experiment, developing mathematical models that can explain data, suggest new classes of experiments and introduce important new concepts.
Eligibility: Must be within eight years of their first faculty appointment, and department must have a Ph.D. program. Preference for areas in which modeling approaches are less established: bioinformatics- and genomics-related proposals are ineligible.

Simons Foundation – Simons Foundation Math+X Investigator

Dartmouth may nominate one candidate
$1,500,000 over 5 years
Deadlines:
August 7, 2017 for internal nominations to be submitted to Kristen Rhodes in the Provost's office
October 31, 2017 for external application
Program: Novel collaborations and programs at the interface between mathematics and other fields in science or engineering. Must be a tenured faculty member with a primary appointment in mathematics. Will be expected to teach in both mathematics and the X partner department and be appointed in both departments by award start date (courtesy appointments allowed). The X partner should be department of science or engineering that will engage in significant collaboration with mathematics beyond the norm. Both departments must have doctoral programs.
Note: X partners in finance and business will not be considered. Proposals involving connections to areas where there are already well-established links with mathematics, such as economics, string theory or computational complexity, will also not be considered unless the proposal involves particularly unique collaborations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 11/21/17