Research Funding https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:09:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs): Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem 2015 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/nsf-big-data-regional-innovation-hubs-bd-hubs-accelerating-big-data-innovation-ecosystem-2015/ https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/nsf-big-data-regional-innovation-hubs-bd-hubs-accelerating-big-data-innovation-ecosystem-2015/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:09:32 +0000 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/?p=1111 NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs): Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem 2015To: Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological, Physical & Social Sciences Associate Deans for Research School/College Research AdministratorsFrom: Dave Schuster, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate EducationDate: April 17, 2015Subject: NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD ...

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NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs): Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem 2015

To: Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological, Physical & Social Sciences
Associate Deans for Research
School/College Research Administrators
From: Dave Schuster, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date: April 17, 2015
Subject: NSF Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs): Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem 2015 NSF 15-562

Deadlines:
{excerpt}Deadline for Notification of Intent: April 29, 2015
Deadline for Internal Review: May 11, 2015 {/excerpt}

Project Description:
In March 2012, the Administration announced the National Big Data Research and Development Initiative, which aims to solve some of the Nation’s most pressing R&D challenges related to extracting knowledge and insights from large, complex collections of digital data. As part of this initiative, the Administration encouraged multiple stakeholders including federal agencies, private industry, academia, state and local governments, non-profits, and foundations, to develop and participate in Big Data research and innovation projects across the country.

To augment ongoing activities and to ignite new Big Data public-private partnerships across the Nation, NSF’s Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) is seeking to establish a National Network of Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs). Each BD Hub would be a consortium of members from academia, industry, and/or government. This solicitation aims to establish four Hubs across distinct geographic regions of the United States, including the Northeast, Midwest, South, and West, as defined later in the Program Description section. Each BD Hub should focus on key Big Data challenges and opportunities for its region of service. The BD Hubs should aim to support the breadth of interested local stakeholders within their respective regions, while members of a BD Hub should strive to achieve common Big Data goals that would not be possible for the independent members to achieve alone.

This solicitation is the first of a multi-phase process meant to develop a National Network of BD Hubs. The first phase will set up the governance structure of each BD Hub's consortium of members as well as develop approaches to ensure cross-hub collaboration and sustainability over the long term. The next phase will focus on building out various sectors of particular interest to each BD Hub (e.g., transportation, smart cities, health, energy, public safety, and education) so as to advance sector innovation in that region. The final phases will focus on connecting the BD Hubs and their regional sectors into a national Big Data innovation ecosystem.

This solicitation is part of NSF's Big Data program, which includes: research and infrastructure development; education and workforce development; and multi-disciplinary collaborative teams and communities that address complex science and engineering grand challenges. Before preparing a proposal in response to this or any other Big Data solicitation, applicants are strongly encouraged to review those solicitations and consult with cognizant NSF program officers to determine appropriateness of fit. For example, this solicitation funds the establishment and coordination of a BD Hubs National Network, but is not meant to be a source of funding for new research. By contrast, the BIGDATA solicitation may be more relevant for research funding.

Each project will be funded up to a maximum of $1,250,000 for up to 3 years, subject to the availability of funds. This program will fund up to 4 awards – one award per region is anticipated.

Eligibility:
UW-Madison is allowed to submit 1 proposal.

Website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15562/nsf15562.htm
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions.

Internal Review Application Instructions:
(Note: we are using a new electronic proposal submission system called Fluid Review. Please contact Dave Schuster, below, if you encounter any difficulties.)

Notice of Intent:
To submit your notice of intent by April 29 in Fluid Review, please follow this link:
https://inic-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/

Information Requested:
• PI Name, title and contact information.
• Title of Proposal – BD Hubs: Midwest: Title

Applications for Internal Review:
To submit your application for internal review by May 11th in Fluid Review,
please follow this link: https://inic-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/

Attach PDF with:
• PI Name title, contact information, lead institution
• Title of Proposal- BD Hubs: Midwest: Title
• Brief Project Summary (1 page maximum) of the BD Hubs project, including its Big Data focus areas and education goals, the stakeholders and geographical region involved, and the community (communities) that will be impacted by the BD Hub.
• Project Description (4 page maximum) that clearly identify the goals of the proposed BD Hub and detail a set of measures and metrics for assessing success. It should also include a detailed timeline of activities for the first year and a preliminary timeline for the remaining years of the proposed project period. The project description must also include a detailed collaboration plan, which describes the initial membership of the BD Hub, developed to ensure that the primary Big Data interests of the region are represented.

For the project selected, the proposal should be submitted via the NSF FastLane system. Information about campus procedures for NSF Fastlane is posted on the RSP website.  Approved application is due to the Sponsor by June 24, 2015.

Questions?
Contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email grants@research.wisc.edu

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Brain Research Foundation 2015 Scientific Innovations Award https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/brain-research-foundation-2015-scientific-innovations-award/ https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/brain-research-foundation-2015-scientific-innovations-award/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:51:47 +0000 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/?p=1096 Brain Research Foundation 2015 Scientific Innovations AwardTo: Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological Sciences Associate Deans for Research School/College Research Administrators From: Dave Schuster, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education Date: March 26, 2015 Subject: Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award (SIA) 2015 Deadlines: {excerpt}Deadline for Notification of Intent: April ...

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Brain Research Foundation 2015 Scientific Innovations Award

To: Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological Sciences
Associate Deans for Research
School/College Research Administrators
From: Dave Schuster, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date: March 26, 2015
Subject: Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award (SIA) 2015

Deadlines:
{excerpt}Deadline for Notification of Intent: April 16, 2015
Deadline for Internal Review: May 4, 2015{/excerpt}

Project Description:

The Brain Research Foundation’s Annual Scientific Innovations Award Program provides funding for innovative science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, exploratory, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.

The objective of the SIA is to support projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. It is expected that investigations supported by these grants will yield high impact findings and result in major grant applications and significant publications in high impact journals.

To be eligible, the nominee must be a full-time associate/full professor working in the area of studies of brain function in health and disease. Current major NIH or other peer-reviewed funding is preferred but evidence of such funding in the past three years is essential. Studies should be related to either normal human brain development or specifically identified disease states. This includes molecular and clinical neuroscience as well as studies of neural, sensory, motor, cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning in health and disease. The grant proposal must detail a new research project that is not funded by other sources. This grant is not to be used as a source of bridge funding.

Award is limited to $150,000 (direct costs) for a 2 year grant period.
The SIA program will fund up to a total of $450,000 in grants.

Eligibility:

UW–Madison has been invited to nominate one senior faculty member to submit a Letter of Intent.

Website: http://thebrf.org/Grants/Scientific+Innovations+Award
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions.

Internal Competition Application Instructions:
(Note: we are using a new electronic proposal submission system called Fluid Review.
Please contact Dave Schuster, below, if you encounter any difficulties.)

Notice of Intent:

To submit your notice of intent by April 16 in Fluid Review,
please follow this link: https://inic-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/

Information Requested:

• PI Name, title and contact information
• Title of proposal

Application for Internal Review:

To submit your application for internal review by May 4 in Fluid Review,
please follow this link: https://inic-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/

Attach PDF with:

• PI Name, title and contact information
• Title of proposal
• Brief project summary (2 page maximum)
• NIH format biographical sketch with other support page (4 page maximum)

For the project selected, the LOI must be submitted using BRF online submission system: http://research.theBRF.org.  LOIs are due to the Sponsor by 4:00 PM CT on July 1, 2015.

Questions?

Contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email grants@research.wisc.edu

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American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2015 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/american-diabetes-association-pathway-stop-diabetes-2015/ https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/american-diabetes-association-pathway-stop-diabetes-2015/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:29:49 +0000 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/?p=1077 American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2015To: Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological & Physical SciencesAssociate Deans for ResearchSchool/College Research AdministratorsFrom: Dave Schuster, Office of Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate EducationDate: March 19, 2015Subject: American Diabetes Association - Pathway to Stop Diabetes Deadlines: {excerpt}Deadline for Notification of Intent: April 24, 2015Deadline for ...

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American Diabetes Association Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2015

To: Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological & Physical Sciences
Associate Deans for Research
School/College Research Administrators
From: Dave Schuster, Office of Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date: March 19, 2015
Subject: American Diabetes Association - Pathway to Stop Diabetes

Deadlines:

{excerpt}Deadline for Notification of Intent: April 24, 2015
Deadline for Internal Review: May 8, 2015{/excerpt}

Project Description:

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) Pathway Awards program supports innovative basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, behavioral, or health services research relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication. The Association seeks exceptional candidates from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, biology, chemistry, computing, physics, mathematics and engineering.

Initiator Award (INI) is a two-phased award designed to support the transition from mentored training to independent research faculty. Eligible applicants must currently be in research training positions (post-doctoral fellow, research fellowship) and have no more than seven years of research training following terminal doctoral degree. Applicants cannot concurrently hold an NIH K99/R00 grant. Awards provide two distinct phases of research support: Phase 1 provides up to two years of support for mentored training at a maximum of $100,000 per year (including 10% indirect costs). Phase 2 provides up to five years of support for independent research at a maximum of $325,000 per year (including 30% indirect costs). Combined support for Phase 1 and Phase 2 can total up to $1,625,000.

Accelerator Award (ACE) is designed to support exceptional early-career researchers who have distinguished themselves as promising investigators and are in the beginning stages of establishing successful, independent diabetes research programs. Awards are available to early-career diabetes investigators proposing innovative and ambitious diabetes-related research programs. Applicants must hold faculty positions and have demonstrated independent productivity in diabetes research. Applicants may currently hold independent NIH funding (K, U or R awards, including an initial R01/U01) but must not have applied for, or received, an R01/U01 renewal or a second R01/U01 award. Awards provide five years of research support at a maximum of $325,000 per year (including 30% indirect costs), for a total of $1,625,000.

Visionary Award (VSN) is designed to support established, experienced investigators with strong records of outstanding productivity in fields outside of diabetes who are interested in applying their considerable skills and expertise to diabetes research. These awards are highly competitive and intended to support particularly innovative and transformational ideas that have the potential to have an exceptional impact in diabetes.
Applicants must hold independent faculty positions and have demonstrated significant productivity in their current field of research. Applicants cannot have previously received national grant support (NIH, NIDDK, ADA, JDRF, etc.), as either a PI or Co-PI, in diabetes or diabetes-related research. Awards provide two distinct phases of research support: Phase 1 provides up to three years of support at a maximum of $325,000 per year (including 30% indirect costs), Phase 2 provides up to two years of support at a maximum of $325,000 per year (including 30% indirect costs). Phase 2 is contingent upon demonstration of significant contributions to the field of diabetes research in Phase 1. Combined support for Phase 1 and Phase 2 can total up to $1,625,000.

Eligibility:

The number of proposals UW–Madison may submit is limited to one in total.

Website:  http://www.diabetes.org/pathway/
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions.

Internal Review Application Instructions:
(Note: we are using a new electronic proposal submission system called Fluid Review. Please contact Dave Schuster, below, if you encounter any difficulties.)

Notice of Intent:

To submit your notice of intent by April 24 in Fluid Review,
please follow this link: https://inic-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/

Information Requested:

• PI Name and contact information
• Title of PI
• Category of Application: Initiator, Accelerator, Visionary

Applications for Internal Review:

To submit your application for internal review by May 8 in Fluid Review,
please follow this link: https://inic-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/

Attach PDF with:

• PI Name and contact information
• Title of PI
• Category of Application: Initiator, Accelerator, Visionary
• Title of Proposal
• Biosketch (either NIH or American Diabetes Association format, 4 page maximum)
• Research Strategy including problems to be addressed, scientific approaches that will be employed, impact of work and risks and challenges (4 page maximum)

For the project selected, the proposal must be submitted through the
ADA Grant Management site located at http://professional.diabetes.org/grants-pathway.

Applications are due to the Sponsor by July 1, 2015, for January 2016 funding.

Questions?

Contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email grants@research.wisc.edu

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NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) 2015 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/nih-high-end-instrumentation-hei-grant-program-s10-2015/ https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/nih-high-end-instrumentation-hei-grant-program-s10-2015/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:09:21 +0000 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/?p=1024 NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) 2015To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical and Social Sciences, Associate Deans for Research, College/School Research Administrators From: Dave Schuster, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education Date: March 4, 2015 Subject: NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) PAR-15-188 {excerpt} Notices of intent to ...

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NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) 2015

To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical and Social Sciences, Associate Deans for Research, College/School Research Administrators
From: Dave Schuster, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date: March 4, 2015
Subject: NIH High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10) PAR-15-188

{excerpt} Notices of intent to apply are due at the OVCRGE on April 17, 2015{/excerpt}

* Please note: This Program is independent of the NIH (SIG) Announcement  https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/nih-shared-instrumentation-grant-sig-program-s10-2015/

Project Description:

The ORIP High-End Shared Instrument Grant (HEI) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $600,000. The maximum award is $2,000,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to, X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, and biomedical Imagers.

Amount per award: $600,000 - $2,000,000
Duration of award: 1 Year

Eligibility:

There is no limit on the number of applications an institution may submit, provided the applications are for different types of equipment – each application is scientifically distinct.

Multiple applications from UW–Madison for similar instruments require official administrative assurance that such requests are a coordinated institutional effort and not unintended duplication. For this reason, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education review of the equipment requested is required. This is not an internal competition.

Announcement: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-118.html
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions.

Notice of Intent to Apply:

Send an e-mail message to grants@research.wisc.edu with "NIH HEI 2015-PI Name" in the subject line by April 17, 2015 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal. Please include the following in your e-mail message:
• PI and co-PIs
• Departments involved
• Name and description of the instrument
• a statement of intended use
• a list of the potential users

We will contact you if your application is similar to another.

Submission:

Proposals must be submitted to NIH using Grants.gov.
Information about campus procedures for Grants.gov is posted on the RSP Web site.
The proposal is due on May 29, 2015 at 5 pm local time.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email grants@research.wisc.edu

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Keck Foundation Science & Engineering Research Program 2015 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/keck-foundation-science-engineering-research-program-2015/ https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/keck-foundation-science-engineering-research-program-2015/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:48:59 +0000 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/?p=1002 To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical, & Social Sciences From: David Schuster, Office of Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education Date: February 25, 2015 Subject: Keck Foundation Science & Engineering Research Program 2015 {excerpt}Proposals due to your Associate Dean for Research: April 15, 2015 Proposals due to VCRGE from Associate Dean for Research: ...

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To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical, & Social Sciences
From: David Schuster, Office of Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date: February 25, 2015
Subject: Keck Foundation Science & Engineering Research Program 2015

{excerpt}Proposals due to your Associate Dean for Research: April 15, 2015
Proposals due to VCRGE from Associate Dean for Research: May 1, 2015{/excerpt}

Program Priorities:

The Keck Foundation strives to fund endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach. It encourages projects that are high-risk with the potential for transformative impact. "High-risk" comprises a number of factors, including questions that push the edge of the field, present unconventional approaches to intractable problems, or challenge the prevailing paradigm. "Transformative" may mean creation of a new field of research, development of new instrumentation enabling observations not previously possible, or discovery of knowledge that challenges prevailing perspectives.  Applicants may find it helpful to look over the abstracts of recent grants to understand funding priorities. Grant abstracts may be found on Keck Foundation website within the particular program of interest.

Funding is awarded to universities and institutions nationwide for projects in research that:

• Focus on important and emerging areas of research
• Have the potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation or methodologies
• Are innovative, distinctive and interdisciplinary
• Demonstrate a high level of risk due to unconventional approaches, or by challenging the prevailing paradigm
• Have the potential for transformative impact, such as the founding of a new field of research, the enabling of observations not previously possible, or the altered perception of a previously intractable problem
• Does not focus on clinical or translational research, treatment trials or research for the sole purpose of drug development
• Fall outside the mission of public funding agencies
• Demonstrate that private philanthropy generally, and the W. M. Keck Foundation in particular, is essential to the project’s success

Historically, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million, and are typically $2 million or less. The number of grants made varies each year.

Eligibility:

The number of proposals UW-Madison may submit to the Science and Engineering Research Program is limited to one.

NOTE: Keck Foundation proposals requires a substantial amount of institutional commitment (approximately 20-25% of the grant amount in non-sponsored flexible funds) from UW-Madison. For this reason, you are encouraged to contact your Associate Dean for Research prior to beginning work on a proposal.

Website: http://www.wmkeck.org/grant-programs/research

This contains additional information on the program.

Applications for Internal Review:

Email your application to your School/College Associate Dean for Research by April 15, 2015.  Your application should include the following information:

• Cover Page with PI Signature: Keck Cover Page
• 1-2 page description of the proposed project.
• 2-3 sentences on your plans for meeting the institutional commitment.

Your School/College Associate Dean for Research will complete the review process and submit one or two proposals to the OVCRGE via email to gsgrants@grad.wisc.edu by May 1, 2015.

Proposals to the Keck Foundation are sent through the UW Foundation. The PI of the selected proposal will work with the UW Foundation on submission.

Questions?

Contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email gsgrants@grad.wisc.edu

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Keck Foundation Medical Research Program 2015 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/keck-foundation-medical-research-program-2015/ https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/keck-foundation-medical-research-program-2015/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:48:16 +0000 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/?p=939 To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical, & Social Sciences From: David Schuster, Office of Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education Date: February 25, 2015 Subject: Keck Foundation Medical Research Program 2015 {excerpt}Proposals due to your Associate Dean for Research: April 15, 2015 Proposals due to VCRGE from Associate Dean for Research: May 1, ...

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To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical, & Social Sciences
From: David Schuster, Office of Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date: February 25, 2015
Subject: Keck Foundation Medical Research Program 2015

{excerpt}Proposals due to your Associate Dean for Research: April 15, 2015
Proposals due to VCRGE from Associate Dean for Research: May 1, 2015{/excerpt}

Program Priorities:

The Keck Foundation strives to fund endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach. It encourages projects that are high-risk with the potential for transformative impact. "High-risk" comprises a number of factors, including questions that push the edge of the field, present unconventional approaches to intractable problems, or challenge the prevailing paradigm. "Transformative" may mean creation of a new field of research, development of new instrumentation enabling observations not previously possible, or discovery of knowledge that challenges prevailing perspectives.  Applicants may find it helpful to look over the abstracts of recent grants to understand funding priorities. Grant abstracts may be found on Keck Foundation website within the particular program of interest.

Funding is awarded to universities and institutions nationwide for projects in research that:

• Focus on important and emerging areas of research
• Have the potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation or methodologies
• Are innovative, distinctive and interdisciplinary
• Demonstrate a high level of risk due to unconventional approaches, or by challenging the prevailing paradigm
• Have the potential for transformative impact, such as the founding of a new field of research, the enabling of observations not previously possible, or the altered perception of a previously intractable problem
• Does not focus on clinical or translational research, treatment trials or research for the sole purpose of drug development
• Fall outside the mission of public funding agencies
• Demonstrate that private philanthropy generally, and the W. M. Keck Foundation in particular, is essential to the project’s success

Historically, grants range from $500,000 to $5 million, and are typically $2 million or less. The number of grants made varies each year.

Eligibility:

The number of proposals UW-Madison may submit to the Medical Research Program is limited to one.

NOTE: Keck Foundation proposals requires a substantial amount of institutional commitment (approximately 20-25% of the grant amount in non-sponsored flexible funds) from UW-Madison. For this reason, you are encouraged to contact your Associate Dean for Research prior to beginning work on a proposal.

Website: http://www.wmkeck.org/grant-programs/research

This contains additional information on the program.

Applications for Internal Review:

Email your application to your School/College Associate Dean for Research by April 15, 2015.  Your application should include the following information:

• Cover Page with PI Signature: Keck Cover Page
• 1-2 page description of the proposed project.
• 2-3 sentences on your plans for meeting the institutional commitment.

Your School/College Associate Dean for Research will complete the review process and submit one or two proposals to the VCRGE via email to gsgrants@grad.wisc.edu by May 1, 2015.

Proposals to the Keck Foundation are sent through the UW Foundation. The PI of the selected proposal will work with the UW Foundation on submission.

Questions?

Contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email gsgrants@grad.wisc.edu

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NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program 2015 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/nsf-research-traineeship-nrt-program-2015/ https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/nsf-research-traineeship-nrt-program-2015/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:43:28 +0000 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/?p=926 To: Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological, Physical & Social Sciences Associate Deans for Research, School/College Research Administrators From: Dave Schuster, Office of Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education Date: February 10, 2015 Subject: NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) 2015 NSF 15-542 {excerpt}Deadline for Internal Review: February 25, 2015{/excerpt} Project Description The NSF Research ...

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To: Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological, Physical & Social Sciences
Associate Deans for Research, School/College Research Administrators
From: Dave Schuster, Office of Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date: February 10, 2015
Subject: NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) 2015 NSF 15-542

{excerpt}Deadline for Internal Review: February 25, 2015{/excerpt}

Project Description
The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.

The NRT program includes two tracks: the Traineeship Track and the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track. The Traineeship Track is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, aligned with changing workforce and research needs, and scalable.

For this solicitation the Traineeship Track has one priority interdisciplinary research theme — Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE); proposals are encouraged also on any non-DESE interdisciplinary research theme that is a national priority.

The IGE Track is dedicated solely to piloting, testing, and evaluating novel, innovative, and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption.

Whereas the Traineeship Track promotes building on the current knowledge base to more effectively train STEM graduate students, the IGE Track supports test-bed projects with high potential to enrich, improve, and extend the knowledge base with attention to transferability and innovation.

For both tracks, strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, museums, and academic partners are encouraged.

NRT Traineeship Track Awards (10 anticipated) are expected to be up to five years in duration with a budget up to $3,000,000.

NRT IGE Track Awards (14-20 anticipated) are expected to be up to 2-3 years in duration with a budget between $300,000 and $500,000.

Eligibility
UW–Madison may submit up to three proposals – two Traineeship Track proposals and one Innovations in Graduate Education Track proposals. If an institution submits two Traineeship Track proposals, at least one must be a DESE proposal. In either case (DESE or non-DESE), the traineeship theme of a Traineeship Track proposal must be interdisciplinary.

NSF Program Announcement: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15542/nsf15542.htm
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions.

Internal Review Instructions
To submit your application for internal review, please follow this link:
https://inic-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/

Information Requested
• Name and contact information for the PI
• List of participants and affiliations
• Proposed Track
• Proposed theme – DESE, other
• 2 – 3 Page Description of the proposed project addressing the intent of the NSF NRT Program Solicitation

Full Proposal Deadline
For the projects selected, a complete proposal must be submitted using FastLane or Grants.gov. Information about campus procedures for FastLane or Grants.gov is posted on the RSP website. Recommended Letter of Intent is due March 25, 2015. Full proposals are due by May 6, 2015, 5 pm CDT.

Questions?
Contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email gsgrants@grad.wisc.edu

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NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10) 2015 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/nih-shared-instrumentation-grant-sig-program-s10-2015/ https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/nih-shared-instrumentation-grant-sig-program-s10-2015/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:14:38 +0000 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/?p=895 To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical and Social Sciences, Associate Deans for Research, College/School Research Administrators From: Dave Schuster, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education Date: January 21, 2015 Subject: NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10) PAR-15-088 {excerpt}Notices of intent to apply are due at the OVCRGE on March ...

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To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Physical and Social Sciences,
Associate Deans for Research, College/School Research Administrators
From: Dave Schuster, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date: January 21, 2015
Subject: NIH Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10) PAR-15-088

{excerpt}Notices of intent to apply are due at the OVCRGE on March 2, 2015{/excerpt}

Project Description

The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems that cost at least $50,000. The maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffraction systems, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and mass spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and confocal microscopes, cell-sorters, and biomedical imagers.

Amount per award: $50,000 - $600,000
Duration of award: 1 Year

Eligibility

There is no limit on the number of applications an institution may submit, provided the applications are for different types of equipment.

Multiple applications from UW–Madison for similar instruments require official administrative assurance that such requests are a coordinated institutional effort and not unintended duplication. For this reason, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education review of the equipment requested is required. This is not an internal competition.

Website: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-088.html
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions.

Notice of Intent to Apply

Send an e-mail message to gsgrants@grad.wisc.edu with "NIH SIG 2015-PI Name" in the subject line by March 2, 2015 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal. Please include the following in your e-mail message:
• PI and co-PIs
• Departments involved
• Name and description of the instrument
• a statement of intended use
• a list of the potential users

Submission

Proposals must be submitted to NIH using Grants.gov.
Information about campus procedures for Grants.gov is posted on the RSP Web site.
The proposal is due on May 29, 2015 at 5 pm local time.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email gsgrants@grad.wisc.edu

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Shaw Scientist Program 2015 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/uncategorized/springshaw2015/ https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/uncategorized/springshaw2015/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:29:56 +0000 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/?p=693 {excerpt}Deadline for Internal Review: January 5, 2015{/excerpt} Program Description The program is intended both to advance research in the fields of biochemistry, biological sciences, and cancer and to give encouragement, at a critical stage in their careers, to young scholar-scientists who show great promise of substantial scientific achievement. The program will provide up to $200,000 ...

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{excerpt}Deadline for Internal Review: January 5, 2015{/excerpt}

Program Description

The program is intended both to advance research in the fields of biochemistry, biological sciences, and cancer and to give encouragement, at a critical stage in their careers, to young scholar-scientists who show great promise of substantial scientific achievement. The program will provide up to $200,000 over a five year period.

Amount per Award: $200,000
Duration of Award: 5 Years
Number of Awards: Up to 3

Eligibility

Candidates must be full time faculty members or full time research academic staff holding the equivalent of faculty positions.
To be eligible, a candidate must, on the date applications are due, be not more than three years from the date of their first independent research position. Independent research positions held at other universities are counted in determining the three year eligibility window. Individuals may be nominated twice during their three years of eligibility and are encouraged to apply during the last two years of eligibility.

UW–Madison may nominate four candidates.

Sponsor Website

http://www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/donors/donor-stories/dorothy-shaw/

Program Announcement

Internal Review Application Instructions

Please see the instructions in the main announcement: Institutional Nominations and Internal Competitions web page.

For the projects selected, applications are due to the sponsor sometime in early–March 2015.

Shaw 2015 Application

Questions?

E-mail gsgrants@grad.wisc.edu or call Dave Schuster 608-263-7274

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Defense Science Study Group (DSSG) 2015 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/dssg2015/ https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/inic/dssg2015/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:33:19 +0000 https://research.wisc.edu/resfunding/?p=795 Defense Science Study Group (DSSG) 2015 To: Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological, Physical and Social Sciences Associate Deans for Research School/College Research Administrators From: Dave Schuster, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education Date: December 16, 2014 Subject: Defense Science Study Group (DSSG) 2015 {excerpt} Deadline for Internal Review:  January 7, ...

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Defense Science Study Group (DSSG) 2015

To: Chairs and Administrators, Departments in the Biological, Physical and Social
Sciences
Associate Deans for Research
School/College Research Administrators
From: Dave Schuster, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Education
Date: December 16, 2014
Subject: Defense Science Study Group (DSSG) 2015

{excerpt} Deadline for Internal Review:  January 7, 2015{/excerpt}

This program, begun in 1985, is sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and administered by the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA). The DSSG is a unique program of education and study that introduces some of the nation's most outstanding professors of science and engineering to the challenges facing national security. It also provides the members with an opportunity to become involved in and to contribute to those issues on an ongoing basis.
The two-year program requires that the member of the class devote approximately 20 days per year to DSSG activities. To minimize disruption of the academic year, the majority of the time for DSSG activity is scheduled during the summer months

Duration of award: Two years (2016 & 2017); 20 days/year dedicated to DSSG activities
Number of awards: 15 selectees

Eligibility

The selection criteria are, briefly, as follows:
• A faculty member in science, engineering or related discipline
• Outstanding academic accomplishments and a likely future leader in their field
• Preferably within 15 years of their PhD
• Must be a U.S. Citizen (to acquire a security clearance).

Selection is based on academic excellence, breadth of interests, references, consideration of discipline, and geographic distribution.

UW-Madison is allowed to nominate two faculty members.

Sponsor Website: http://dssg.ida.org/index.html
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions.

Internal Review Application Instructions

To submit your electronic application for the internal competition, please follow this link:
https://inic-uwmadison.fluidreview.com/

Information Requested

• Cover Page
• CV
• Letter of Recommendation from Provost, Dean or Defense Science Study Group Member, Mentor, Alumni or Advisor
Past Study Group Members from UW Madison include:
Susan Coppersmith, Robert Hamers, Mark Hill, Deborah Joseph, Galen McKinley, Douglas Weibel.

For the Individuals Selected

Nominations are due to the Sponsor by January 30, 2015 and are submitted via email - dssg@ida.org

Questions?

Contact Dave Schuster (608) 263-7274 or email gsgrants@grad.wisc.edu

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