Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NCSU Libraries Data Management Support

Colleagues, I received this from the NCSU Libraries. This service the Libraries will provide will be very helpful to our researchers as these data management requirements become more pervasive across all funders. Please take advantage of the services the Libraries have to offer!

Many funding agencies have research data management and sharing policies requiring researchers to include data management plans with their grant proposals.  

The NCSU Libraries provides free guidance to NC State faculty, staff, post-docs, and students on creating and implementing data management plans.  Our consultation includes reviewing and providing advice on documenting data types and standards for data description, identifying options for short-term storage and long-term preservation, sharing and access considerations, policies for re-use and re-distribution, and defining responsibilities for carrying out the data management plan.  

Research and Innovation Seed Funding Program

Research and Innovation Seed Funding Program

Announcement Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The Research and Innovation Seed Funding (RISF) Program is now accepting proposals from NC State faculty and staff professionals.
Due Date: Proposals are due Friday, September 26, 2014, 5:00 P.M.


NC State’s Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED), in partnership with the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science (KIETS), established the Strategic Research Initiatives Program (SRI) in 2010 to augment and replace the multi-disciplinary component of the Faculty Research and Professional Development (FRPD) program. The individual faculty component of the FRPD program remained unchanged.

The SRI program was renamed Research and Innovation Seed Funding (RISF) program later in the year to reflect the program’s goals.

Program Description
The overarching goal of the RISF program is to assist NC State researchers in developing innovative interdisciplinary programs that have strong potential for significant future support from government agencies, corporations, industrial consortia or foundations. Encouraged are projects that align with NC State’s strategic research areas of health and well-being, energy and environment, safety and security, and/or advanced materials and advanced manufacturing. Proposals should be of high risk/high gain and describe how the project will initiate new areas of research or enhance existing areas at NC State.

Proposals must emphasize and promote interdisciplinary research across multiple colleges and develop research initiatives with high potential for significant extramural funding. Be as specific as possible, including agency names, programs, dates and potential amounts.

Proposals that seek funds to enhance scholarship or faculty professional development are not eligible for this program. Please see Internal Funding Programs for opportunities that address these topics.

See the full announcement at http://research.ncsu.edu/rdo/funding/internal-funding/risf/research-and-innovation-seed-funding-program/ Social sciences and humanities projects with strong interdisciplinary components have been funded, so please strongly consider applying. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2014-15 Scholarship and Research Award (SRA) Call for Proposals

Please note that there are some small changes to the SRA program this year. In particular, please note that awards will be made in mid-October, and must be spent by May 31, 2015. This will be a firm deadline for spending. Please let me or Missy know if you have any questions.

CHASS Scholarship and Research Award (SRA)
Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Announcement, Proposal Guidelines, and Procedures
Key Dates:
Proposal Deadline: September 15, 2014. 9:00 PM
CHASS Research Committee Review: September 15, 2014 to October 10, 2014
Awards Announced: October 15, 2014
Spending on awards completed by: May 31, 2015

The CHASS Research Office is pleased to announce the call and guidelines for the CHASS Scholarship and Research Awards (SRAs). These awards are intended to assist faculty in their scholarly pursuits. Applications are due electronically (in Word or PDF format) to the CHASS Research Office by 9:00 PM, Monday, September 15, 2014. The SRA cover page and CV page must be included. Please email your complete application to chass-rsrch@ncsu.edu and copy to Tom Birkland (tabirkla@ncsu.edu). Do not hesitate to contact Tom or Missy Seate (mgseate@ncsu.edu) if you have any questions about this award. Awards will be announced in mid-October.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE), NSF

The NSF has announced this round of the PIRE competition. This is a limited submission opportunity. Please read both the internal and external posts linked below if you are interested in pursuing this opportunity.
  • Link to internal post
    Internal due dates:
    • Mandatory notice of intent:  August 19, 2014
    • Internal preproposals:  September 16
  • Link to agency RFP
    Agency due dates:
    • Preproposal:  October 21, 2014
    • Full proposal:  May 15, 2015

A brief description of the PIRE competition follows.