Funding Bulletin

For the week of October 20, 2014

Internal Awards Announced

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On October 15, 2014, the Office of the Vice Chancellor/Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer and The Research and Scholarship Committee of the Faculty Senate announced the 2014-2015 Internal Awards. Guidelines and application instructions for the New Faculty Research Program and the Small Grants Program, both due on November 21, 2014, have been made available.

Funding Opportunities

CPRIT Releases Four Prevention Requests for Applications

Complete Requests for Applications (RFAs), detailing applicable deadlines, requirements and instructions are available in the Funding Opportunities section of CPRIT’s website. Proposals must be submitted through CPRIT’s online grant application system.
  • Application Release: September 25, 2014
  • Application Receipt: December 4, 2014

CPRIT Multi-Investigator Research Awards (PDF)

Application Receipt Closing Date: November 17, 2014

“This RFA solicits applications for integrated programs of collaborative and cross-disciplinary research among multiple investigators and will focus on critical research areas that will contribute meaningfully to advancing knowledge of the causes, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer. CPRIT encourages applicants who seek to develop or apply state-of-the-art technologies, tools, and/or resources for cancer research, including those with projects having potential commercialization opportunities.”

  • Applicants may propose collaborative programs that are modest in size or those that are larger and more complex.
  • Creative, collaborative projects that address critical questions should leverage cancer research taking place in Texas into a leadership position from both national and international perspectives.

Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research: Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative

  • White Papers Due (not required but strongly encouraged): November 24, 2014
  • Full Proposals Due: February 23, 2015
  • The program contact encourages anyone interested to talk with the Topic Chief for the MURI Topic (topics beginning on page 22 of the solicitation) of interest before submitting a white paper.
  • Not a limited submission: There is no limit to the number of applications UH may submit.

If you would like to discuss these opportunities, contact Dr. Mary Ann Ottinger and Dr. Brooke Gowl.

Limited Submissions with Upcoming Internal Due Dates

NSF: Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

  • Limitation on applications:  1 per organization
  • UH internal due date: October 26, 2014
  • Application Deadline: December 8, 2014

AXA Research Fund: Post-Doctoral Fellowships

  • Limitation on applications: 4 per organization
  • UH internal due date: October 26, 2014
  • Deadline to Request Application Slots: November 8, 2014
  • Light Proposal Deadline: December 8, 2014
  • Full Proposal (invited only): March 19, 2015

NIH: NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (P30)

  • Limitation on applications: 1 per organization
  • UH internal due date: October 30, 2014
  • Application Deadline: December 29, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts: OUR TOWN Grants Program

  • Limitation on applications: 2 per organization
    • One application for an arts engagement, cultural planning, or design project.
    • One application for a project that builds knowledge about creative placemaking.
  • UH internal due date: October 30, 2014
  • Step 1 Application Deadline: December 15, 2014
  • Step 2 Application Deadline: January 15, 2015

NSF: Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC)

  • Limitation on applications: 2 per organization
  • UH internal due date: November 12, 2014
  • Letter of Intent (required): December 3, 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 28, 2015

NSF: Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)

  • Limitation on applications: 1 per organization
  • UH internal due date: November 12, 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 7, 2015

NIH: NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

  • Limitation on applications: 2 per organization
  • UH internal due date: November 26, 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 30, 2015