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August 4, 2017  

Funding Opportunities

Beckman Foundation – Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program
The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

Projects proposed for the BYI program should be truly innovative, high-risk, and show promise for contributing to significant advances in chemistry and the life sciences. They should represent a departure from current research directions rather than an extension or expansion of existing programs. Proposed research that cuts across traditional boundaries of scientific disciplines is encouraged. Proposals that open new avenues of research in chemistry and life sciences by fostering the invention of methods, instruments and materials will be given additional consideration.

Projects are normally funded for a period of four years.

Grants are in the range of $600,000 over the term of the project.

Application Deadline: August 14, 2017

For more information visit the Beckman Foundation website.

 
NCAI-CC
The NCAI-CC Technology Development Program is targeted to assist the validation and advancement of early stage medical technologies to establish commercial product potential. Funding is available for promising NHLBI-related medical technologies directed to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular, lung, blood, and sleep disorders spanning the technology range of diagnostics, diagnostic systems, devices, therapeutics, and tools, to facilitate their translation to commercialized products that improve patient care and enhance health.

Expert assistance will be provided in areas required for early technology development and project management, including commercial opportunity assessment, setting milestones, intellectual property protection, clinical and regulatory strategy, payment and reimbursement, business models, and financing.

The program operates using a semi-annual Request for Applications (RFA) to solicit medical technology projects from NCAI-CC partner institutions for funding and project support. Funds under the program are allocated to specific, measurable project development activities that are key to establishing commercial opportunity. Project scope typically encompasses work which leads to achieving critical project milestones that can be accomplished within a period of one year, and which serve to enable follow-on funding from later stage investment sources such as other federal programs (e.g., SMARTT, SBIR/STTR), other state programs (e.g. Ohio Third Frontier, Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center), venture capital or industry.

Applications are currently accepted from investigators at NCAI partner institutions Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Michigan.

LOI Deadline: August 10, 2017

For more information visit the NCAI-CC website.

 
National Eczema Association
Since 2004, the National Eczema Association has been funding research to improve the health and quality of lives of individuals with eczema.

To that end, the foundation is accepting proposals for its NEA Research Grant Program. In 2017, NEA will award three grants in the amount of $30,000 each for research in the areas of quality of life, itch, psychosocial, economic burden, marital status, social life, time, and academic/occupational impacts.

To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Interal Revenue Code.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

For more informaiton, visit the NEA website.

 
NIH - Typical and Atypical Patterns of Language & Literacy in Dual Language Learners (R01)
The purpose of this FOA is to support investigator-initiated R01 applications that will inform our understanding of the typical and atypical patterns of language and literacy development of dual language learners (DLLs) in the United States. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of advances in the language sciences and related fields to identify and clarify specific cognitive, linguistic, neurobiological, and sociocultural factors associated with normal and impaired language and literacy acquisition in young DLL populations.

Application Deadline: October 5, 2017

For more informaiton, visit the NIH website.

 
NSF: Japan-US Network
NSF and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) of Japan have agreed to embark on a collaborative research program to address compelling research challenges associated with enabling trustworthy networks supporting the Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber-physical systems (CPS). This NSF solicitation parallels an equivalent NICT solicitation. Proposals submitted under this solicitation must describe joint research with counterpart Japanese investigators who are requesting funding separately under the NICT solicitation. The IoT and CPS are becoming pervasive parts of everyday life, enabling a wide array of related emerging services and applications in cities and communities, including in health, transportation, energy/utilities, and other areas. As these systems become embedded in daily life, it is critically important that the networks underlying the services they provide be designed, built, deployed and operated in a highly trustworthy manner, i.e., that they are resilient against disasters, failures and other network disruptions. This program focuses on enabling ultra-high-availability, robust and reliable networks that can support continuity of service under duress. This requires consideration of end-to-end systems, including compute resources needed for services and applications, and creative and innovative ways of approaching the challenges outlined above. This program seeks joint Japanese-US research projects that leverage each nation’s expertise and address the following work areas: 1) Trustworthy IoT/CPS Networking Developing the foundations for a future resilient edge cloud/network system to ensure trustworthy end-to-end networks, addressing such factors as the heterogeneity, characteristics, resource constraints and potential mobility of end devices/sensors, the diversity of access network technologies, the availability/placement of computing resources and Quality of Service (QoS) requirements. 2) Trustworthy Optical Communications and Networking Addressing the need for trustworthy, high-availability, agile optical edge/access and integrated optical/wireless networks that are resilient against disasters, large traffic surges and other major disruptions.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2017

For more informaiton, visit the Grants.Gov website.

 
Ohio History Connection
The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection carries out history services for Ohio and its citizens focused on preserving and sharing the state’s history. This includes housing the state historic preservation office, the official state archives, local history office and managing more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio.

OHC is encouraging eligible applicants to apply for grants in one of the three grant cateories: Bricks & Mortar, Organizational Development, and Programs & Collections. History Fund grants are competitive and require matching funds, goods, and/or services from recipients. Experts from history-related organizations across Ohio review applications and make grant recommendations. The Ohio History Connection administers the History Fund program.

Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

For more information visit the OHC website.

 
Joseph D. Pigott University Circle Leadership Award
The Joseph D. Pigott University Circle Leadership Award was established in 2001 by University Circle Inc. (UCI) to honor Mr. Pigott’s exceptional career and to further his vision for University Circle. Mr. Pigott served as the President of UCI for nearly two decades. His leadership and accomplishments during this time helped shape the Circle into the world-class district it is today. The award is presented at UCI’s Annual Meeting each fall to an individual who has continued Mr. Pigott’s legacy as a champion for collaboration and growth in University Circle.

Only individuals who are employees, trustees, volunteers, or otherwise associated with University Circle organizations are eligible. Effective 2015, sitting Executive Directors, Presidents & CEOs of University Circle Member Institutions are not eligible. The award is intended, in part, to inspire further contributions to University Circle, and will not be awarded posthumously

The award includes an engraved crystal and a $2,000 cash prize made possible through a generous endowment from Forest City Enterprises, Inc. and The Treu-Mart Fund. The award will be presented at UCI’s Annual Meeting.

Nomination Deadline: August 28, 2017

For more informaiton, visit the University Circle webpage.

 
Quadratec – ‘Energize the Environment' Grant Program
Quadratec recognizes that its position as a leading aftermarket supplier for 4x4 vehicles gives it a responsibility to help support enthusiasts working to improve the environment. By doing so, the company believes that everyone can positively influence a new generation of outdoor lovers, help keep recreational facilities and trails free of litter, and promote a better understanding of the environment.

To advance this mission, Quadratec will award a single "Energize the Environment" grant of $3,500 to an individual or group currently pursuing a program or initiative designed to benefit the environment in their communities. Projects can include trail building or restoration projects, park beautification events, litter prevention initiatives, earth study projects, sustainable land management activities, community education projects, and youth engagement events.

Any individual, group, or organization in the United States with a love for the environment and an idea or event designed to help improve it is eligible to apply.

Application Deadline: October 30, 2017

For more informaiton, visit the Quadratec website.

 
World Community Grid
World Community Grid, an IBM initiative, enables anyone with a computer, smartphone, or tablet to donate their unused computing power to advance cutting-edge scientific research on topics related to health, poverty, and sustainability. Through the contributions of more than 650,000 individuals and 460 organizations, WCG has supported twenty-eight research projects to date, including searches for more effective treatments for cancer, HIV/AIDS, and neglected tropical diseases. Other projects include identifying low-cost water filtration systems and new materials for capturing solar energy efficiently.

Currently, WCG is inviting applications from scientists for research on important climate and environmental science problems and their impacts.

In-kind grants of crowdsourced computing power, weather data, and cloud storage will be awarded to up to five projects. Valued at up to $40,000,000 each, the grants include crowdsourced computing power through the World Community Grid (free access to up to 150,000 years of computing power, support to help integrate the scientist's research tool of choice into the World Community Grid, and communication and outreach support to engage and educate the public in research); weather data by the Weather Company, including global weather forecasts, historical observations, and current weather conditions; and data storage on the IBM Cloud.

Projects must be designed to advance understanding of the impacts of or mitigating strategies for climate change. This may include but is not limited to understanding the impacts of climate change on water resources and natural resource preservation, tracking and predicting (human or animal) migration patterns based on changing weather conditions, developing models to analyze and improve crop or livestock resilience and yields in regions with extreme weather conditions, and more.

In return for this support, scientists agree to support open science by publicly releasing the research data from their collaboration with IBM, enabling the global community to benefit from and build on their findings.

Scientists from around the world are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

For more information visit the World Community Grid website.

 
NEW Limited Submission: CWRU Technology Validation & Start-up Fund Program ("CTP")

Key Deadlines: August 23, 2017, 5:00pm (CWRU Pre-Proposal due using the approved form). Qualified proposals will be chosen to advance to the full proposal stage. The deadline for full proposals is September 9, 2017 at 5:00pm.

The Technology Validation and Start-up Fund (TVSF), funded by the Ohio Third Frontier, aims to accelerate and fund the translation of promising technologies into the marketplace through Ohio start-up companies with the eventual goal of creating greater economic growth.

The Technology Validation and Start-up Fund (TVSF), funded by the Ohio Third Frontier, aims to accelerate and fund the translation of promising technologies into the marketplace through Ohio start-up companies with the eventual goal of creating greater economic growth. In October 2016, CWRU was awarded a $500,000 fund, which will be administered by the Technology Transfer Office as the CWRU TVSF Program ("CTP") to advance a number of selected programs over a 12-month period. As a result of this award CWRU investigators are no longer eligible to apply for TVSF funding directly to the State of Ohio, but must instead apply to this internal competition.

In October 2016, CWRU was awarded a $500,000 fund, which will be administered by the Technology Transfer Office as the CWRU TVSF Program ("CTP") to advance a number of selected programs over a 12-month period. As a result of this award CWRU investigators are no longer eligible to apply for TVSF funding directly to the State of Ohio, but must instead apply to this internal competition. The CTP is intended to be the final bridge between a translational research project and a viable commercial program. Funding will support technologies that require validation/proof that will directly impact and enhance commercial viability and the ability to support a start-up company. Projects must have already advanced beyond basic research and should have the equivalent of a laboratory-scale proof of concept prior to applying for funding.

The CTP is intended to be the final bridge between a translational research project and a viable commercial program. Funding will support technologies that require validation/proof that will directly impact and enhance commercial viability and the ability to support a start-up company. Projects must have already advanced beyond basic research and should have the equivalent of a laboratory-scale proof of concept prior to applying for funding. Applicants are encouraged to work with potential Ohio licensees and business advisors prior to submitting an application in order to identify critical needs for the technology. Paramount importance will be placed on customer discovery, whether in the form of industry partners or potential end users. Specific milestones related to enhancing valuation and reducing risk should be defined, which can include any of the following: prototyping, scale-up, animal and/or clinical testing, addressing regulatory or reimbursement requirements.

All proposals must fall into one of these State of Ohio's technology focus areas:

  • Biomedical/Life Sciences/
  • Advanced Materials
  • Energy
  • Software/Information Technology
  • Sensors
  • Advanced Manufacturing
Anticipated Award Type: Standard Grant with 1:1 cost match* required by applicant

Number of Applications Allowed: 10 -12 per year at $50,000 - $100,000 each (includes cost match)

Total CTP Funding Amount: $500,000 + $500,000 cost match by awardees

Number of RFP's: 3 per year (December 2016, April 2017, August 2017)

Funding Period Per Project: 1 year

Funding Start Date: 1-2 months after submission of full proposal

Cost Match Requirement**: cash cost share commitment of at least one dollar for every dollar of project funds requested (i.e., a ratio of 1:1*) and must represent a specific new unrestricted cash commitment to the project.

Ohio Third Frontier Website: https://development.ohio.gov/bs_thirdfrontier/tvsf.htm * If you have participated in the I-Corps@OH program, the cost match is reduced to 1:3

** NIH funds and other State of Ohio grants are not allowed for cost match

For more information on this limited submission opportunity, visit the Office of Research Administration website.

 
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