Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 2017 Issue of Research Development & Grant Writing News

The March issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News has been posted to: 

The Research Development Office maintains an institutional-level subscription allowing us to distribute freely within NC State University. 

New Funding Opportunities from the Research Development Office

To view previously announced funding opportunities, visit the RDO website.

Faculty Development Opportunity: NIH Grant Writing Workshop


ORIED’s Research Development Office and the Proposal Development Unit are pleased to announce a new NIH-focused workshop that will provide insider insights into the perceptions and thinking of NIH study section grant reviewers.  The workshop will be held on May 30 and 31, 2017, in Textiles Room 2431 on NC State’s Centennial Campus.  This event is free but registration is required. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Scholarship of Community Engagement Institute

I received this from the Office of Faculty Development. Please share with anyone with an interest in community engagement.

Scholarship of Community Engagement Institute
Are you interested in exploring how to connect your scholarship to the community or to design effective projects in collaboration with community partners? Do you want to study how integrating service learning into your course can improve student learning outcomes? Are you interested to learn about research methods useful to conduct engaged scholarship? These are just a few of the topics that you could explore by attending the Office of Faculty Development’s Scholarship of Community Engagement Institute. Applications are available now through April 24.

NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Internal Competition Dates

The University has announced its process for the NSF's Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program (see below). Our college typically does not have a large number of labs with needs for major research equipment or instruments--but we do have some, and this is an opportunity to compete for funds to acquire needed instrumentation. Please see the process below for submitting internal letters of intent to my office, and, as always, please send any questions or ideas to me.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Grant Writing: Taking Your Research Funding to the Next Level

From the office of Faculty Development: Grant Writing: Taking Your Research Funding to the Next Level (Friday, March 31, 11:45 A.M. - 12:35 P.M., 405 Clark Hall): Join this session to hear how faculty can succeed in moving from leading smaller or single-site grants to larger or multi-site grants. Examples include securing funding for centers and/or institutes such as NSF or NIH training or research centers. This event is part of the Associate Professors' Community, a partnership with OIED.

You can register for these and other OFD workshops at

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Dear Colleague Letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Funding Opportunities

Dear Colleagues,

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of Grand Challenges Explorations. Grand Challenges Explorations fosters early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges. Launched in 2008 with an initial $100 million commitment from the foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations grants have already been awarded to more than 1200 researchers in more than 65 countries.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

From the NIH: New Peer Review Videos for Applicants and Reviewers

New Peer Review Videos for Applicants and Reviewers

This information will be of considerable value to anyone submitting grants to the National Institutes of Health.
NIH’s Center for Scientific Review posted recordings of their most recent webinar series on peer review: