Avoiding Problems with Suspension and Debarment
Federal regulations require Case Western Reserve University to conduct
business only with vendors, subcontractors, subawardees and individuals who
are in good standing with the federal government. Anyone who is not
in good standing with federal agencies cannot work on or provide services for
government grants or contracts. People and entities who are subject to these
restrictions are generally described as having been "debarred,"
"suspended" or "excluded."
To avoid inadvertent problems, visit http://www.sam.gov and verify that study staff, collaborators and vendors are not debarred, suspended or otherwise ineligible to receive federal funds.
Department of Defense
OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Broad Agency Announcement - BAA -15-1
Apply early. Funding is limited and subject to availability.
The BAA is continuously open, and accepts proposals on a rolling basis. Pre-proposals may be submitted and will be evaluated at any time throughout the year.
Scope: The USAMRMC's mission is to provide solutions to medical problems of importance to the American warfighter. Projects must pertain to at least one of the research areas of interest outlined in the BAA.
Funding: Budgets are not capped and must reflect the scope of the work. Funding can be requested for up to 5 years.
Areas of interest:
1. Military Infectious Diseases Research Program
2. Combat Casualty Care Research Program
3. Military Operational Medicine Research Program
4. Clinical and Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program
5. Medical Biological Defense Research Program
6. Medical Chemical Defense Research Program
7. Medical Simulation and Information Sciences Research Program
8. Radiation Health Effects Research Program
9. Special Investment Areas/Innovation Funding
Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI): Case School of Medicine's OSI can work with you to make sure that you meet the current goals and objectives of the USAMRMC that is paramount for your success. OSI can assist you in preparing a competitive proposal and can help guide your efforts from the first draft of the pre-proposal to submission of the full application.
Timeline: Invitation to submit a Full proposal will be given within 90 days of submission of the pre-proposal. An additional 90 days is provided to the applicant to complete the full application. Allow for at least 6 months between submission of the whitepaper to submission of the full application.
Contact us: If you are planning on submitting a pre-proposal, have questions, or would like more information - contact OSI Project Manager Irene Shaland - email@example.com - 216.368.4970
Limited Submission Reminder: NSF Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP)
Key Deadlines: January 5, 2015, 5:00pm (CWRU Internal Submission Deadline), March 2, 2015, 5:00pm EST.
The Division of Materials Research (DMR) seeks to significantly accelerate advances in materials research and engineering through the rapid discovery of new materials and phenomena by developing a new midscale user facility program - Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) program. MIPs embrace the paradigm set forth by the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) which strives to "discover, manufacture, and deploy advanced materials in half the time and at a fraction of the cost." Platforms respond to the increasing complexity of conducting materials research that requires the close collaboration of multidisciplinary teams who have access to cutting edge tools. To accelerate research outcomes, Platforms conduct research through iterative "closed-loop" efforts among the areas of materials synthesis, characterization, theory, and the application of theory through modeling and/or simulation. The in-house research conducted by a MIP is transformational and focuses on a targeted materials grand challenge and/or a technological outcome (e.g., understanding complexity, discovery of new phenomena and materials, etc.) that addresses a national priority.
MIPs push the frontiers in materials research by advancing the capabilities of current state-of-the-art experimental tools through the development of new techniques and the next generation of instrumentation that will lead to understanding and discovering new phenomena as well as the discovery of complex functional material systems. In addition, it is expected that open access to these cutting edge tools will strengthen collaborations among scientists and enable researchers to work in new ways, while fostering new modalities of multidisciplinary education and training. The user facility aspect of a Platform accounts for approximately 50% of the collaborative effort, where a MIP provides access to unique high-quality, state-of-the-art instrumentation and technological services through a staff of experts that are accessible to external researchers and all types of institutions. Due to this convergence of expertise, MIPs will serve as focal points that promote cross-fertilization of ideas between internal and external researchers.
The Platform, the tools and techniques developed, and the resulting new materials are themselves meant to be transformative. The US, once a global leader in materials synthesis, has fallen behind in the science of crystal growth. To rebuild technical strength in this area, the initial MIPs will focus on developing new bulk and thin film crystalline hard materials. The scientific focus of the MIP program is subject to change from competition to competition. MIPs are anticipated to be five year awards totaling $10,000,000 to $25,000,000 for the award period. MIP awards are eligible for a one-time five-year renewal, subsequent to a rigorous and favorable review by NSF. To cover the breadth of this endeavor, it is expected that proposed projects will be directed by a team of at least three Senior Personnel with complementary expertise. Equipment acquisition is expected in the first few years, but yearly budget should not exceed $7.0M.
For more information on this limited submission opportunity, visit the Office of Research Administration website.
eRA Commons Usernames for Graduate and Undergraduate Students
Beginning next month, any students working for more than a calendar month on an NIH grant must have an eRA Commons ID. While this notice came out last year, enforcement, including rejection of progress reports, will begin in October 2014.
Read more at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-13-097.html.
Pilot Grants Available from CGREAL
The Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law (CGREAL) is currently accepting applications for pilot projects from Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic faculty who are interested in developing research on:
These grants are designed to support exploratory efforts towards the development of larger scholarly projects or lines of research related to CGREAL’s mission to facilitate interdisciplinary inquiry into the ethical, legal, and social implications of new advances in genetic and genomic science.
- Ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) in the design and conduct of human genetic research, or
- The translation of research results into clinical medicine, public health, and health policy needs related to genetics.
Criteria for evaluation will focus on the potential for expanding and enriching the range of perspectives being brought to genetic research ethics and law at CGREAL. Preference will be given to projects that are deemed likely to foster further collaborative research opportunities.
Requests may be made for up to $5,000. Funds may not be used for faculty salary support. Applications are encouraged from Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic faculty at any rank/level.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and funding for awarded seed grants will be available immediately upon project approval.
Interested faculty should contact Aaron Goldenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-368-8729).
For further information on the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law, see http://www.case.edu/med/bioethics/cgreal/
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