Tuesday, December 18, 2018

December 2018 issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News

The December 2018 issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News has been posted to the Research Development Office's website

Topics in this issue include:
  • NSF PPAPG Webinar Overview
  • Key Documents for NSF Broader Impacts
  • Defining and Supporting Your Premise
  • A Federal Strategy for STEM Education and Its Impact on Writing a Proposal’s Educational Narrative
  • Planning for Proposals Addressing National Water Research Priorities
  • What does NSF mean by “Innovation Ecosystem”?

Saturday, December 8, 2018

NC Sea Grant Opens 2020-2022 Core Funding Cycle

North Carolina Sea Grant invites preproposals for coastal and marine research projects for the 2020–2022 core funding cycle. Completed preproposals — due by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 — are the required first step for this funding cycle. Follow this link for information.

For questions, contact John Fear at 919-515-9104

Friday, November 30, 2018

Funding Opportunity News

The University Research Development Office has announced these funding opportunities. Please contact me if you are interested in pursuing these or would like more information.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Funding Opportunity from the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care

The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care is pleased to announce a new grant opportunity, called Expanding the Science and Practice of Open Dialogue: An international collaborative multicenter research project to evaluate the effectiveness of Open Dialogue in various mental health care contexts around the world.
Proposals are due January 2, 2019. Evaluation will be conducted by the Foundation's Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) augmented by consultants selected by the SAC if needed. The SAC's evaluation will be forwarded to the Foundation Board of Directors who will make the final decision for the grant award.

Monday, November 19, 2018

New Gun Policy Research Funding

A funding opportunity from the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research:

"Are you interested in conducting rigorous research on gun policy or gun violence? In January 2019, the nonpartisan National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research will issue the first of four annual requests for proposals, with $20 million to $50 million to be awarded over a five year period. Up to $10 million in research grant funding and dissertation research awards will be available in the first round.

Friday, November 16, 2018

A Note on Funding Opportunities

In the past seven years, our College has experienced substantial growth in interdisciplinary research. Given this impressive record of growth in interdisciplinary scholarship, I am going to slightly change the way in which I distribute information on funding opportunities.

Funding Opportunity News November 16

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

2019-2020 Internationalization Seed Grants

NC State faculty and staff are eligible to apply for up to $5,000 to support new international projects through the Office of Global Engagement’s Internationalization Seed Grant program. Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on January 9, 2019. More information can be found here.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

New Funding Opportunities

Following are some new funding opportunities that the NC State Office of Research and Engagement. If you are interested in pursuing these opportunities, please contact your College Research Office.

RTI University Scholars

NC State and RTI held a webinar on 11/1 about the 2019-2020 RTI University Scholars Program Call for Applications. You can view the slides here, or watch a recording of the webinar here. (Please note: there are audio issues at the beginning of the recording that do resolve.) Applications are due on January 10, 2019. You can find information on previous RTI University Scholars from NC State here

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

October 2018 issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News

The October 2018 issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News has been posted to the Research Development Office's website

Topics in this issue include:

Monday, October 15, 2018

RTI Faculty Scholars: Deadline January 10, 2019

From the RTI Institute: "The RTI University Scholars Program provides support for distinguished academic researchers to spend scholarly leave time at RTI, actively collaborating with our experts. The goal of the program is to foster collaboration and catalyze opportunities for externally funded, joint projects in the future."

This is an excellent opportunity for our scholars. The deadline for submission is January 10, 2019. See details at https://www.rti.org/rti-university-scholars-program

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.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Seminar on working with the IRB: Monday, October 15, Noon, Room 129 1911 building

The Research Office is pleased to host a seminar next Monday, October 15, at noon in room 129 of the 1911 building. The topic of this seminar is "the IRB." The goal of this seminar is to introduce faculty to the IRB and human subjects research, and answer questions faculty may have about human subjects research in general, and about how NC state in particular manages the review process for human subjects research.

I know that IRB matters are of considerable concern the members of our college, and, given staff turnover in the IRB, the IRB's capacity to handle the review of protocols is at least temporarily constrained. Faculty who attend this seminar can expect to learn strategies for working with the IRB so as to make review as quick and efficient as possible.

Please share this announcement with your colleagues who are interested in human subjects research.


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Limited Submission: Gates Foundation Networks for School Improvement

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 expedited internal competition to select NC State's submission for this opportunity should email a one page project description and a two page CV as one file to limited-submission@ncsu.edu by 3:00 on Friday 9/28.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Networks for School Improvement (Late 2018)
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding intermediary organizations to form Networks for School Improvement (NSIs). An NSI is a network of secondary schools working in partnership with an intermediary organization to use a continuous improvement process to significantly increase the number of Black, Latino, and low-income students who earn a high school diploma, enroll in a postsecondary institution, and are on track in their first year to earn a credential with labor-market value.  

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Chancellor's Innovation Fund: Call for Pre-proposals

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures is now accepting pre-proposal submissions for the next funding cycle of the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF).  

The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) is a highly competitive process and has produced outstanding results:
-$3.1M awarded to 45 projects
-CIF awardees have been awarded/raised $33M in additional external development funds 
-35 commercialization agreements 
-Over $1M in license revenue
-18 startup companies launched

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Limited Submission: NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify (1) factors that are effective in the formation of ethical STEM researchers and (2) approaches to developing those factors in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports.
Internal due date:  Notification of interest:
Limit: 1 per institution
Agency due date: Full proposal - 2/22/19

Monday, September 17, 2018

September Issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News

The September 2018 issue of Research Development and Grant Writing News has been posted to the Research Development Office's website

Topics in this issue include:
  • BLUF: Write as if Your Reviewers were Generals
  • Preparing to Write Your Proposal
  • Writing Your Proposal
  • Editing, Revising, and Rewriting Your Proposal
  • Understand the Review Process & How to Write to Your Reviewers
  • Reviewing the Reviewers (Resubmitting Declined Proposals)
The Research Development Office maintains an institutional-level subscription allowing us to distribute freely within NC State. Please forward this message to all interested parties within the NC State community.