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August 25, 2017  

Funding Opportunities

American Council of Learned Societies
With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies offers the Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art for graduate students at any stage of PhD dissertation research or writing.

Ten fellowships providing stipends of $32,000 and up to $4,000 as a travel allowance are available for a non-renewable, one-year term for the 2018-19 academic year. The fellowships may be carried out in residence at the fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. The fellowships may not be used to defray tuition costs or be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant.

Applicants must be a PhD candidate in a department of art history in the United States. A student with an appropriate project whose degree will be granted by another department is eligible only if the principal dissertation advisor is in a department of art history. (Students preparing theses for the MFA degree are not eligible.)

Candidates must have a dissertation focused on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States. Although the topic may be historically and/or theoretically grounded, attention to the art object and/or image should be foremost. Projects must be object-oriented and use art-historical or visual studies approaches. Proposals whose emphases are predominantly socio-historical will not be considered. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the PhD except the dissertation before beginning fellowship tenure and must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Application Deadline: October 25, 2017

For more informaiton, visit the ACLS website.

 
Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance
The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance is accepting Letters of Intent for its annual CARRA Large Grant program.

In 2017, between one and five grants of up $50,000 will be awarded to support the development and publication of a clinical or translational project that will immediately impact research projects within CARRA, or result in a larger collaborative grant that furthers the CARRA mission.

New or early investigators are encouraged to apply and will be afforded special consideration. Priority will be given to current CARRA members in good standing.

Letter of Intent Deadline: September 1, 2017

For more information visit the CARRA website.

 
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) has released special notice DARPA-SN-17-72 Imaging Through Almost Anything, Anywhere (ITA3). This special notice describes a funding opportunity to investigate imaging through structures and complex media by exploiting background signals of very low frequencies.

Application Deadline: September 11, 2017

For more information, visit the FedBizOpps website.

 
Department of Defense

The Department of Defense has announced the following new funding opportunities:

Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) funding opportunities for the Department of Defense (DoD) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) and the Reconstructive Transplant Research Program (RTRP) being managed by the office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).

Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award Levels 1 and 2
Breakthrough Award Levels 3 and 4
Breakthrough Fellowship Award
Distinguished Investigator Award
Era of Hope Scholar Award
Innovator Award

Reconstructive Transplant Research Program Concept Award
Investigator-Initiated Research Award
Qualitative Research Award
Technology Development Award

For more information, visit the CDMRP website.

 
Dreyfus Foundation
The Dreyfus Foundation is considering requests to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs.

Grants typically range from $1,000 to $20,000.

Application Deadline: November 10, 2017

For more informaiton, visit the Dreyfus Foundation webpage.

 
NASA ROSES 2017: Planetary Instrument Concepts for the Advancement of Solar System Observations
This ROSES NRA (NNH17ZDA001N) solicits basic and applied research in support of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). The NRA covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, scientific balloon, sounding rocket, International Space Station, CubeSat and suborbital reusable launch vehicle investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data.

Application Deadline: September 14, 2017

For more information visit the Grants.Gov website.

 
Simons Foundation
The Mathematics and Physical Sciences division at the Simons Foundation invites Letters of Intent for the Simons Collaborations in MPS program. The aim of the program is to stimulate progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in mathematics, theoretical physics, and theoretical computer science.

Grants of up to $2 million a year for up to four years will be awarded to collaborative projects that address a mathematical or theoretical topic of fundamental scientific importance and where a significant new development creates a novel area for exploration or provides a new direction for progress in an established field. The question addressed by the collaboration may be concrete or conceptual, but there should be little doubt that answering it would constitute a major scientific milestone.

The project should have clearly defined initial activities and goals by which its progress and success can be measured, and should involve outstanding researchers with a range of career stages. Excellence of researchers involved in the project is one of the main criteria in the selection process.

Each collaboration must be led by a collaboration director who will be expected to determine the scientific agenda, coordinate the scientific activities of the other members, determine (in collaboration with the other members) the scientific themes, and organize collaboration meetings and activities as appropriate, including a one-day annual conference at the foundation.


Letters of Intent Deadline: October 3, 2017
Invited Proposal Deadline: February 28, 2018

For more information visit the Simons Foundation website.

 
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Have an idea on how UH can improve care to pediatric patients?

Submit your idea by Monday, August 28th using your UH username and password: under “Post Idea”.

From August 30th to September 8th, log in and vote for your favorite submitted ideas and provide feedback/comments. The top three highest voted ideas will receive $7,500 to further develop, protect, commercialize and implement their idea and the opportunity to present their idea at the 9th Annual Belcher-Weir Family Pediatric Innovation Day on September 14th.

The goal of the Belcher-Weir Family Innovation Day is to improve pediatric care by stimulating the development, redesign and reformulation of needed medical devices, drugs, procedures and processes for the youngest of patients. All ideas are welcome and any UH employee can participate. For questions, please contact Ideas@uhhospitals.org.

For more information visit the UH website.

 
Limited Submission Reminder: 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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