Friday, August 4, 2017

Lunch and Learn: Going After Those Big Grants

A note from the Research Leadership Academy. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Proposal Development Unit.

Are you ready to tackle bigger grants and seek more funding for your research?

The Research Leadership Academy invites you to a Lunch and Learn seminar. Find out more about how the Proposal Development Unit (PDU) can assist you in landing that next big competitive grant.
Date:  Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time:  Noon- 1 pm
Location:  Duke Energy Hall C & D, Hunt Library
Presenter: Pradip Pramanik

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

College Process for Reviewing Applications to the Non-laboratory Scholarship/Research Support Program (NSRP).

This year the University is inaugurating the new Non-laboratory Scholarship/Research Support Program (NSRP). The University website for this program is at

Our office seeks to ensure that applications to the program are in proper form and that budgets are complete and compliant with University and college rules. We also would like to see proposals before they are submitted so as to avoid potential duplication of effort across projects. Because I, along with other associate deans, will be rank ordering these proposals, it would be very valuable to see these at the college level well before they are submitted.

With this in mind, we are very strongly recommending that all NSRP proposals be submitted first to the Research Office no later than August 31. You may mail them directly to me at with a copy to Joyce Christian, at

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Funding Opportunities

After the jump, please see new funding opportunities. These are in two groups--Limited Submission Announcements, and Non-Limited Opportunities. If you are interested in the limited submission opportunities, please contact me or a member of the College's research office staff as soon as possible. And one other note: The "S" in "STEM" usually includes social scientists at NSF!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Limited Submission: OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

The Research Development Office has been made aware of interest in a limited submission opportunity with a short timeline. Any faculty interested in participating in an internal competition for this opportunity should complete the Notification of Interest form by 4:00 on Thursday 7/27.

The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program funds eligible nonprofit organizations to deliver
training and/or develop training and educational materials on the recognition, abatement, and
prevention of occupational safety and health hazards in their workplaces.
Limit: One per fiscal year
Internal due date:  Notification of interest: 7/27/17Agency due date: 8/28/17

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Limited Submission: NIH Director's Early Independence Award Internal Deadline 7/21/17

The Research Development Office has been made aware of a limited submission opportunity with a short timeline. Any faculty interested in this opportunity should complete the Notification of Interest form by 4:00 on Friday 7/21.

The NIH Director’s Early Independence Award Program supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research directly after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or clinical residency, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. 
Internal due date:  Notification of interest 7/21/17Agency due date: LOI: 8/22/17; Full Application: 9/22/17