Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Data management support from the NCSU Libraries

From NCSU Libraries: Funding agencies often require researchers to include data management plans (DMP) with their grant proposals and share articles and data resulting from funded research.

In addition to research consultation, visualization support, and research workshops, the NCSU Libraries provides free guidance to NC State faculty, staff, post-docs, and students on creating and implementing data management plans and meeting public access compliance requirements.  Our consultation includes advice on data types and standards for describing data, options for short-term storage and long-term preservation, and considerations for sharing research outputs and public access compliance.  For research projects that are already underway, our post-award checklist can help you follow your DMP and to keep your data safe and available for sharing and reuse.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Outreach and Engagement Grants Available

This announcement is reposted from a university news item at this link.

Faculty members committed to addressing significant community challenges in three strategic regions of the state are invited to submit proposals to the Outreach and Engagement Incentive Grants Program. The deadline is Jan. 16.
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to seven projects running from the spring of 2018 to the end of June 2019. The three strategic areas covered by the program are Wake County/City of Raleigh, Lenoir County/City of Kinston and Rutherford/Polk counties.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CHHE Pilot Project - Request for Applications (RFA)

The NC State University Center for Human Heath and the Environment (CHHE) is announcing its request for applications (RFA) for pilot project proposals for Spring 2018.  Applications will be due on January 15, 2018.  The earliest start date will be April 1, 2018 with 12 months to expend awarded dollars.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

November Issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News

The November 2017 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. Please forward this message to all interested parties within the NC State community.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

International Travel Assistance Fund--Call for Applications (and potential for support from the College)

The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) has announced that it is time to submit applications for the International Travel Assistance Fund for 2017. As they note on their website, "International Affairs supports faculty and staff through an annual fund that provides $1,000 travel awards to encourage global engagement."

My office will match up to $1000 any college faculty member who applies for and receives this funding, provided that the project for which they are funded advances research and scholarship.

Friday, November 3, 2017

National Academy of Sciences call for research ideas in the social and behavioral sciences

As part of a decadal survey of social and behavioral sciences (SBS), the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee for the Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security (SBS Decadal Survey) invites all members of the SBS research community to join a virtual town hall onIdeaBuzz (

Monday, October 23, 2017

Science of Science Communication III Livestreamed

With so many complex and sometimes uncertain scientific issues facing our society, there has never been a more critical time to communicate science effectively. Watch the National Academy of Sciences Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia on the Science of Science Communication III live online November 16 - 17 to hear from researchers, practitioners, content experts, and philanthropists, all vested in ensuring that evidence-based science communication thrives. Register to watch the livestream

Funding Opportunity: SBIR/STTR

On December 4th, 2017  from 9 AM to 4:30 PM representatives from eight federal agencies will gather in RTP to discuss  Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) funding opportunities.  This outstanding event will enable you to meet one-on-one with agency reps and discuss opportunities to bring discoveries to the marketplace.

For additional information please go here.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Opportunities for Faculty (and Students) to Participate in Campus Compact Activities

NC State is a founding member of North Carolina Campus Compact, a collaborative network of 37 NC colleges and universities with a shared commitment to educating engaged citizens and strengthening communities. Guided by an Executive Board of presidents and chancellors, the Compact provides information, resources, recognition, and professional development opportunities to help faculty, staff, and students build the “engaged campus,” where student learning is connected to community life. Founded in 2002 and hosted by Elon University, the Compact is one of 34 state and regional affiliates of the national Campus Compact network. North Carolina Campus Compact builds the capacity of colleges and universities to produce civically-engaged graduates and strengthen communities.

Friday, October 13, 2017

College Research Office Seminar Series: Scholarly Reassignments

The College Research Office invites you to come and learn more about the Scholarly Reassignment process.  We encourage faculty and staff to attend and gain a better understanding of the university regulations, college policy, the reassignment form and more!  We offer two sessions on this topic, November 1st at 2:00 pm and again November 9th, 10:00 am. Both sessions are in Withers 331. Please share this announcement with your colleagues and RSVP at the link below.

Friday, September 29, 2017

New Funding Opportunities

Here are the latest funding opportunity notices from the Research Development Office.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Conference on Bridging the Gap: Uniting North Carolina K-16 STEM Education

After the jump, please see the announcement of this important and interesting conference. Don't be dissuaded by the term "STEM"! The agenda for this conference is about learning and about students' understanding of science and reason. It's worth a look if you're interested in these matters.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Funding Opportunities from the Office of Global Engagement

Here are some currently open funding opportunities that may be of interest. I have highlighted in bold the opportunities for which our faculty will be particularly competitive.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

LexisNexis Academic Database to be replaced

According to the University Libraries, the LexisNexis Academic database will be replaced by a new product, NexisUni.  See details about this change after the jump.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Laboratory Research Equipment Program (LREP)

The Office of Research Development has issued a call for proposals for the Laboratory Research Equipment Program (LREP). This may present some opportunities for our faculty. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

October 31 Deadline: Jefferson Science Fellows Program

After the jump, please see an announcement of the Jefferson Science Fellows Program. We have had some recent success with this program. If this fits your interests, consider applying. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

New Funding Opportunities

Non-Laboratory Scholarship/Research Support Program (NSRP)

As a reminder, applications for the NSRP internal seed funding program are due on Thursday 9/7 by 5:00 pmThey should be submitted through InfoReady Review.

Limited Submission Announcements

These programs are those that limit the number of applications that the university can submit. If you are interested in applying to one of these programs, please visit the "Notification of Interest" link and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Only those who fill out the form by the deadline will be eligible to participate in internal competitions. To view the Limited Submission Calendar, go here

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ORIED Internal Seed Funding

After the jump, please see information about upcoming and current programs for internal funding. I have confirmed that the FRPD will return in the Spring of 2018. The RFP will be issued then. I also remind you of the Non-laboratory Scholarship/Research Support Program (NSRP).

Friday, July 14, 2017

New Funding Opportunities 7/14/17

After the jump is a list of new funding opportunities from the Research Development Office. From now on, I will not edit this list to single out opportunities that seem best suited to our faculty. While some of these opportunities are clearly outside the realm of most of our expertise, that decision is best left to faculty members to decide, particularly since these are often interdisciplinary programs. If you have any questions, please contact the college research office.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Statistical Consulting Available to NC State Researchers

The Statistical Consulting Seminar (ST 841) provides statistical advice and help to NC State researchers from the planning, stage, through selecting the experimental or sampling design, to running statistical analyses and interpreting statistical results. Students in the class are interested in gaining hands-on experience in statistical consulting and very eager to collaborate with NC State researchers. We are looking for research projects that challenge students and help them to gain experience with analyzing real data.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

RFA: Accelerating Advances in Animal Welfare DUE FRIDAY July 7

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

Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research: Accelerating Advances in Animal Welfare
The objective of this RFA is to stimulate and support innovative research in farm-animal welfare. Research is critical to progress in this field, as changes to animal production practices may impact animal physiology, may require large-scale alterations in animal housing and may have environmental and economic impacts that extend beyond the farm or production facility. FFAR expects the Animal Welfare program to support cross-disciplinary research in animal genetics, behavior, husbandry, physiology, biotechnology, nutrition and other scientific areas.
Internal due date:  Contact by 4:00 on Friday 7/7
Agency due date: August 2, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

New Funding Opportunities

These funding opportunities come to us from the Research Development Office. To view previously announced funding opportunities, visit the RDO website.

Please review any of these that you find interesting, and let me know if my office can help you to prepare a proposal.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Research Development and Grant Writing News Posted

The Research Development Office maintains an institutional-level subscription allowing us to distribute freely within NC State University. Please share this message with all interested parties within the NC State community.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

UPDATED LOCATION Upcoming LAS Social Science Lecture June 28

After the jump, please see the announcement of the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) Social Science Lecture. As you will see in the flyer that follows this note, the lecture is set for Wednesday, June 28, from 1 to 3 pm, in NEW LOCATION: Engineering II Room 2012  on Centennial Campus. This is also going to be streamed via WebEx. 

Please share broadly with your colleagues. This will be a remarkably informative discussion, and I encourage all interested faculty to attend. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

New Funding Opportunities

Colleagues, the following is a shortened list of funding opportunities received from the university research office. I have "curated" this list to include the opportunities in which our college's faculty is likely to be most interested. If you have any questions or would like to see the longer list, please let me know.  The list follows the jump.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

DataRescue RTP Event: Preserving Online Government Data

Coming up at the National Humanities Center (in the Research Triangle Park) on June 10-11: DataRescue RTP. In brief: "DataRescue RTP aims to preserve online government data related to housing and education programs. We are focusing on datasets identified as being at high risk for removal from online public access. " Full description and call for participation here:

Monday, June 5, 2017

A number of funding opportunities follow from NIH, DOJ, and the American Psychological Association. As always, please let me know if you're interested in any of these opportunities.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Important New Internal Funding Opportunities

After the jump, please read the description of two important new internal funding programs. Of particular interest to our college--and worthy of your careful consideration--is the announcement of the new Non-laboratory Scholarship/Research Support Program (NSRP). If your work is in a laboratory, the Laboratory Research Equipment Program may also be of interest.  Let me know if you have any questions that the websites don't answer.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time and Space Are Running Out

Time and space are running out for this NIH Grant Writing Workshop,. See the details below. Please note that this is a faculty-only workshop. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Research Development and Grant Writing News - May 2017 Issue

The Research Development Office maintains an institutional-level subscription allowing us to distribute freely within NC State University. Please share this message to all interested parties within the NC State community.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Poster Call for Triangle Smart Cities Summit

After the jump, see this announcement for the poster session for the Triangle Smart Cities Summit in June,

The following funding opportunities were shared with us by the Research Development office. Please feel free to contact me or my office if you want to learn more about these opportunities. This is a subset of a broader list of opportunities. I've posted the opportunities that are most likely to attract interest in our college.

Friday, May 5, 2017

NIH Grant Writing Workshop: Still Time to Register!

Colleagues, please see this announcement after the jump for an announcement of an excellent opportunity to learn about funding opportunities at NIH.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Announcement of Australian Bridging Grants

The Australian Government has announced this week grant funding to help Australian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and researchers work with international partners to develop innovative products and services. The Bridging Grants (BG) of the Global Connections Fund (GCF) opened eligibility testing on the 2nd May and will close on the 16thMay 2017. Once BG application has been approved a full BG application must be prepared and received by the 23rd May 2017. Applicants will be notified of the final outcomes by the end of July 2017.

Monday, May 1, 2017

NSF MRI Internal Competition Dates

Last year, the Office of Research, Innovation, & Economic Development developed a revised internal process for handing submissions to the NSF Major Research Instrumentation program. That process has been updated slightly for the current year (January 2018 submission deadline). Full details and deadlines can be found here.

Friday, April 28, 2017

New funding opportunities from Research Development after the jump. Some of these may not be directly related to our core disciplines, but many of these should involve humanists or social scientists--or both!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Links to presentations at the NCSU Research Retreat

This post is to provide you with a link to individual PDFs for all of the presentations provided at this year's university research retreat (April 5, 2017):

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Data Science Initiative: Data Matters 2017

Update, May 1: Pcards should not be used to pay for registration for this event. The unit funding your registration will need to process an IDT for these payments. Ask your department's staff for assistance. 

The Data Science Initiative is excited to announce registration is open for Data Matters 2017! Head over to for all course descriptions, instructor bios, registration, and logistic information.

Building on the success of last year's Data Matters event, NC State has again partnered with UNC Chapel Hill's the Odum Institute and Renci, and the National Consortium for Data Science to offer “Data Matters: Data Science Short Course Series” in Hunt Library from August 7-11, 2017.  Data Matters is a week-long series of one and two-day courses aimed at professionals in business, research, and government. If you are struggling to stay afloat in the data deluge, grappling with large, complex data, or simply want to sharpen your data science skills, Data Matters is for you! 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Reminder: Internal Preproposals Deadline April 12

As a reminder,  Internal pre-proposals for UNC Research Opportunities Initiative (ROI) and Inter-Institutional Planning Grant (IPG) programs must be submitted to ORIED via InfoReady Review by 5:00 pm on Wednesday 4/12/17Please follow the pre-proposal guidelines laid out in the RFPs. As in previous years, the Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development will prioritize pre-proposals from NC State following an internal competition that will be managed by ORIED. Contact Jon Horowitz with any questions. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Department of Homeland Security; Major Center Funding

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a funding opportunity that might be of interest:
  • DHS S&T Center of Excellence for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense – Lead (link) – Due August 4, 2017 – Up to $3,500,000 (subject to availability of funds) per year for 10 years
  • DHS S&T Center of Excellence for Cross-Border Threat Screening and Supply Chain Defense – Partner (link) – Due August 4, 2017 – Up to $500,000; total will be distributed over the two-year period of performance (Subject to availability of funds and project execution)

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.