WEEK OF 5/16/16-5/20/16
Monday, May 16
Tuesday, May 17
Wednesday, May 18
Thursday, May 19
Friday, May 20
Important Information for Proposal Budgets
Assistance with NSF CAREER Proposals: Deadline July 20-27
The Office for Proposal Enhancement, part of OVPR, is available to assist with writing and submitting NSF CAREER proposals.
NSF CAREER proposals are due at the end of July (July 20-27). Researchers interested in submitting should begin working with OPE as soon as possible. Assistance is available to craft your proposal through editing support, proof reading, and check lists. OPE also can assist with Fast Lane and the Portal.
Assistance with resubmissions also is available.
If you are interested in assistance, please contact Jake Maas at email@example.com.
Required Online Lab Safety Course for Research Staff
If you work in a lab you may have received communication about completing a required online lab safety course by June 14th. Lab Safety Basics will provide foundational information about basic laboratory risks and approaches to mitigation. Eventually, this course will be compulsory for everyone working or taking classes in a lab at UGA. We recognize that many of you have years of experience in safe lab practices, but we want to provide a consistent baseline for training that can only be established and documented by your participation in this basic training. Further, this will inform those of you that supervise students of the content of the training required for personnel in laboratory spaces. Those of you who are not involved in laboratory work should be able to opt out via a preliminary one-question qualifier quiz. Please login to your eCL account and check under "My Courses" for a course entitled Safe Secure Science - STAFF. The training will take about an hour adn doesn't have to be completed in one sitting. Please contact SSStraining@uga.edu if you have any problems or questions.
USAID Funding Opportunity: Combating Zika and Future Threats: Zika proposal Due May 20, others due June 17
To stop the spread of Zika and prevent other infectious disease outbreaks, USAID launched Combating Zika and Future Threats: A Grand Challenge for Development. USAID is calling for the global innovator community to generate cutting-edge technologies and approaches to fight Zika in the near term and to help strengthen the world’s response to infectious diseases in the future.
The Challenge seeks to spur innovation across a wide array of immediate and longer-term needs, including vector control, personal protection, surveillance, sample transport, and community engagement. USAID will begin accepting applications on April 29.
Awards are planned in the range of $100,000 to $1 million.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Open Grant Opportunities: Due May 11, June 30
1. Grand Challenges Explorations due May 11. Opportunities in six research areas: Accelarate Development of New Therapies in Childhood Cryptosporidium Infection, Assess Faimly Plannin gNeed, Preferences and Behaviors to Inform Innovations in Contraceptive Technologies and Services, Design New Analytics Approaches for Malaria Elimination, Develop Novel Platforms to accelerate Contraceptive Drug Discovery, Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas, Novel Approaches to Characterizing and Tracking the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance.
2. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), The Wellcome Trust and The Gulbenkian Foundation, are jointly holding a competition to award grants to outstanding early career scientists working outside the United States and other G7 countries. This International Research Scholars program aims to provide support for promising international scientists and to bring them into an eco-system that can foster their work and allow them to better understand and address biomedical issues of global relevance. We invite you to check this blog by Dr. Chris Wilson. Application deadline is June 30, 2016.
3.The Blue Economy Challenge: Launching a Blue Revolution for Aquaculture: This challenge aims to find solutions to three important issues of aquaculture: 1) Rethinking feed for aquaculture 2) New ocean products and 3) Sustainable design by encouraging innovations that will revolutionize aquaculture in the developing world with a focus on the Indian Ocean region, where transformations in aquaculture can help eradicate poverty, end hunger, and preserve ecosystems. Applicaiton Deadline is June 30, 2016.
ARCS Foundation Awards / ARCS Global Impact Award: Application deadline June 22
UGA and the Biomedical Health Sciences Institute (BHSI) have been invited by the ARCS Foundation to select six new doctoral students for funding in the 2016-17 academic year.
Faculty mentors are encouraged to to nominate graduate student(s) before 5:00 pm Wednesday, June 22, 2016. One printed copy and one electronic copy must be submitted. See Complete Information here for submission instructions/address.
These awards, four in the amount of $7,500 per student, one special $10,000 in honor of the ARCS Foundation Atlanta Chapter’s 25th Anniversary, and one $10,000 Global Impact Award will be given during the 2016-17 academic year as supplements to any assistantship from the University. Recipients of the ARCS Foundation Award, who maintain their academic standing, are funded for three years or through the completion of their doctoral degrees. Please note that mentors must nominate students and submit the applications to the BHSI.
For FY 2017, one of these six new UGA ARCS Award recipients will be awarded an ARCS Global Impact Award. This special award of $10,000 will be given for one year to a UGA doctoral student whose research does or will have an international effect.
*Please note that students chosen this year for the $10,000 25th Anniversary Award and the $10,000 Global Impact Award will be awarded the traditional award of $7,500 for their remaining years as long as they maintain eligibility.
-Significant accomplishment in biomedical and public health related research directed towards preventing, treating, or curing human disease.
-Must have 3 years remaining in current UGA doctoral program (student should be completing first or second year).
-Full-time (minimum 9 hours/semester) enrollment for both Fall and Spring semesters.
-GPA of 3.5 or above.
-Available to attend the ARCS Foundation Awards Luncheon in Atlanta on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation, Inc. is a national volunteer women’s organization dedicated to helping the best and brightest U.S. graduate and undergraduate students by providing scholarships in the natural sciences, medicine, and engineering.
CVM Internal: Grants on The Edge Program: Due June 1
The College of Veterinary Medicine and the OVPR are pleased to once again announce funding for the Grants on the Edge program, an internal small grant program aimed to help investigators strategically improve the viability of grant proposals for resubmission/submission to external funding sources. Grants will be awarded for the duration of the 2017 fiscal year up to $10,000. Applications are due June 1st, 2016, with awards available in July 2016. Please contact Dr. Smith-Garvin at firstname.lastname@example.org for the full request for proposals and application instructions.
The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young (under 38 years old) foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science. More information can be found here.
CVM Internal: Swanson Feline Research Grant: Due July 1
The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine is now accepting proposals for the 2016 Swanson Feline Research Grant. The Swanson Feline Research Grant is a new multiyear award that provides support for feline research, particularly in the areas of feline disease prevention and feline population control. Funding is available for a maximum of $10,000 per year for three years. Please contact Dr. Smith-Garvin at email@example.com for the full request fro proposals and application instructions.
UGA Internal Funding, Foreign Travel Assistance Program: Due July 5
Provides assistance in the form of round-trip airfare for travel to foreign destinations specifically to participate in conferences for faculty and graduate students through a competitive process.
Deadlines: Second Tuesdays in January, March, May, July, September and November.
Eligibility: Faculty members, research professionals, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students are eligible. All Adjunct professors and Non-UGA paid employees are ineligible.
Amount: The lowest round-trip airfare available
Morris Animal Foundation - Large Animal Studies: Due July 13
Large Companion Animal (Horses and Llamas/Alpacas): Proposals for Established Investigator, First Award, Fellowship Training and Pilot Study grants on topics relevant to large companion animal health and welfare are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.
Please access the latest proposal guidelines on the Researchers web page, they have been recently updated.
USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, Animal Health and Production and Animal Products: Due July 14
In FY 2016, AFRI invites applications for Research Projects that support Standard ($500,000 total up to 5 years), Conference and FASE Grant types relevant to the six priority areas of the Animal Health and Production and Animal Products Program Area: Animal Reproduction, Animal Nutrition, Growth & Lactation, Animal Well-Being, Animal Health & Disease, Tools & Resources: Animal Breeding, Genetics & Genomics, Tools & Resources: Immune Reagents for Agriculture Animals.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund - Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease: Preproposals Due July 15
The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease (PATH) award provides $500,000 over five years to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis, with a focus on the interplay between human and microbial biology, shedding light on how human and microbial systems are affected by their encounters.
The Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease program provides opportunities for assistant professors to bring multidisciplinary approaches to the study of human infectious diseases. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for accomplished investigators still early in their careers to study what happens at the points where the systems of humans and potentially infectious agents connect. The program supports research that sheds light on the fundamentals that affect the outcomes of these encounters: how colonization, infection, commensalism, and other relationships play out at levels ranging from molecular interactions to systemic ones.
PATH is a highly competitive award program that provides $500,000 over a period of five years to support accomplished investigators at the assistant professor level to study pathogenesis. The awards are intended to give recipients the freedom and flexibility to pursue new avenues of inquiry, stimulating higher risk research projects that hold potential for significantly advancing understanding of how infectious diseases work and how health is maintained.
NSF Faculty Early Career Development Grants (CAREER): Due July 20
The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.
Winn Feline Foundation in Partnership with Miller Trust: Due August 8
Winn Feline Foundation will make recommendations for awards to its partner, the George and Phyllis Miller Trust at The San Francisco Foundation. Protocol budgets are not limited to Winn Foundation’s traditional ceiling of $25,000. We anticipate making recommendations for grants with budgets up to $35,000. • Projects should have discrete and achievable goals within the $35,000 limit. They must demonstrate their relevance or benefit to domestic cats. • Continuation of grants awarded in 2015 will be considered and requests should follow the procedure below. • Studies applicable to all cats are encouraged. Winn Feline Foundation is also interested in projects that address issues in individual cat breeds, nutrition and behavior. • Applicants may be faculty veterinarians, post-doctoral fellows, practicing veterinarians or veterinary students.
IMPORTANT: Based on the requirements of the George and Phyllis Miller Trust, proposals will be accepted only from principal investigators at the following institutions. While proposals from UGA alone will NOT be considered, partnerships with listed institutions are permitted. • University of California, Davis • Colorado State University • Cornell University • University of Illinois • Iowa State University • University of Minnesota • University of Missouri • The Ohio State University • University of Tennessee • Texas A&M University • Virginia/Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
The Collie Health Foundation is soliciting research grant proposals for research into canine health problems associated with the collie. OF particular interest is collie breed-specific research which includes but is not limited to: Gastric Volvulus-Torsion, Autoimmune Skin Disease and Dermatomyositis, Epilepsy, Infertility, Urinary Incontinence in spayed females, and MDR1 clinical application. We will consider quality research of any disease affecting the canine.
If you have such a project for which you would like to seek funding from the Collie Health Foundation, please fill out the Letter of Intent and/or the full application form. Our application process continues year-round.
Conact:Nancy L Kelso, DVM at firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-730-2122
Maddie's Fund® is interested in providing grants to U.S. Colleges of Veterinary Medicine for the discovery of new shelter medicine information that helps advance adoption guarantee shelter practices and methods. More information can be found here.