DER wishes everyone a happy and safe July 4th. We encourage you to take advantage of this break in the routine and get to know the people around you. In the bustle of daily life, we can neglect to celebrate our own stories and where we hail from and what we feel makes us unique. In DER we appreciate getting to know each of the faculty we support and getting to learn more about the diversity we cherish within the College of Engineering. Wishing you relaxation and fun as you celebrate and unwind.
The Division of Engineering Research (DER) desires to provide the highest level of trusted support to our faculty and staff. To achieve this goal, DER is always trying to improve our services to better serve you. We need your help to gauge the overall research enterprise experience within the College of Engineering (EGR). Your feedback is incredibly important to us, and we invite you to participate in this short (5-10 minutes) survey.
Thank you in advance for your participation and feedback.
Additional Information: The BSF Research Grants program is the main program of the BSF, and it funds both U.S. and Israeli scientists who wish to collaborate on research projects that address topics in basic science. Applications to the program are made jointly by U.S. and Israeli researchers. No prior collaboration is required, but the synergy between the researchers must be evident. The BSF is different from a national science foundation, and insists not only on scientific excellence, but also on collaboration between the principal investigators from the two countries. Grant awards will be announced in July 2024. For the 2023 Grant Round, the areas of research will be:
Specific information on each of the above areas is available on the BSF website.
For more information, please contact Larry Wallach at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in learning about additional foundation funding opportunities, please visit the MSU Foundation Relations website.
Overview: The Frances Baldwin Mulnix Endowed Fund was established by the Baldwin Foundation in 1995 as a discretionary fund from which annual income is used to assist programs or activities at MSU that have limited funding and for which a modest amount of extra support would have a significant impact. The Fund is managed by the Office of the Vice President for University Advancement.
This year, an RFP process will be used to identify the programs or activities to receive funding. The fund currently has $20,459 available to distribute in FY24. These funds will be awarded through the RFP process described below. Funds may be awarded to one or more programs depending on the applications received and review of the same.
RFP Process: Each college and unit may submit one proposal for funding. Proposals must address the criteria listed below. Requests must only be for programs and/or activities. Funding will not be awarded for scholarship support, capital projects or personnel. Funds will be provided on a one-time basis for use in fiscal year 2024. Please use the attached form for your proposal. Please Note: Projects that received funding through this process in FY23 are not eligible for funding this cycle.
Deadline: College and unit Senior Directors and Directors of Development should submit proposals, as approved by their Dean or Director, by email to Larry Wallach, Associate Director for Foundation Relations (email@example.com) by COB on Friday, July 28, 2023.
Review & Selection: A UA review committee will review proposals and make a funding recommendation to the Vice President of UA. Applicants will be notified of the decision in August.
Criteria: The program or activity for which funds are requested must:
Have limited funding
Demonstrate that the amount of funding available through this RFP would have a significant impact on the program or activity
Additional Information: The inaugural American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Debbie’s Dream Foundation Innovation and Discovery Grant is a new grant mechanism that seeks to encourage innovation and translation of ideas from basic research into new treatment options for gastric cancer.
Applications are invited from researchers currently in the field as well as investigators with experience in other areas of cancer or biomedical research. These grants will support basic, translational, and/or clinical research projects that examine important and druggable (please visit website for definition) novel targets and/or biomarkers that are relevant for gastric cancer.
For more information, please contact Melissa Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in searching for other foundation funding opportunities, please visit the MSU Foundation Relations website.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit and award research and development grants to educate and train the next generation of engineers and scientists by supporting novel, early-stage research at U.S. colleges and universities.
The University Training and Research (UTR) Program has the following primary mission objectives:
educate and train the next generation of engineers and scientists to help develop and contribute to a highly-skilled, inclusive, and competitive U.S. workforce and economy;
support novel, early-stage research at U.S. colleges and universities that advances the FECM mission of delivering integrated solutions related to fossil energy and carbon management and enable transformation to a sustainable, net-zero greenhouse gas future;
increase research and development opportunities for underrepresented and structurally marginalized communities within the U.S. and tap into the innovative and diverse thinking of student researchers at minority serving institutions of higher learning; and,
ensure that students are being equipped with cutting-edge, translatable skillsets that will allow them to contribute to the U.S. workforce and greater economy over the course of a longstanding and enduring career.
I hope you are all having a nice summer. I also wanted to let
you know that Sara Steenrod and I are happy to work with PIs who are
interested in using ORI’s free editing services for their CAREER
proposals. Please feel free to reach out by email if this is of interest to you.
Kind regards, Lauren Aerni-Flessner, Ph.D., MBA Outreach Specialist Office of Research and Innovation Email: email@example.com
Attention: Faculty, Academic Staff, and Graduate Students
Description: Would scheduling regular, specific times to write about your outreach or engagement work be helpful? If so, please join us each month for three hours of dedicated time to advance your scholarship. Past participants have written journal articles, grant proposals, book chapters, theses or dissertations, curricula, pieces for public audiences, and community engagement portfolios.
Participants should plan to write for the full three hours. We start the write-in by sharing writing goals for the day and wrap up with accomplishments and next steps.
Description: DER has a catalog of research and funding seminars available on demand. Seminar topics range from critical instruction for new faculty through advanced training for senior research faculty. These presentations include instruction from experts regarding themes that include best practices in research, MSU policy, sponsor compliance, industry specific seminars, and more. Check them out today and utilize this incredible resource to help streamline your proposal development and promote success in your research. Watch now on demand!!!
Recent seminar presentations include:
DER is Here to Help (proposal & proposal development resources geared to promote success)
Tips for Writing a Persuasive Grant Proposal (grant writing to ‘sell’ a project to funders)
Finding Funding (tips for finding funding to support your research)
Roles and Responsibilities (tips for understanding roles and responsibilities at each stage of the project)
CAREER Award Workshop - Session 1 (best practices and strategies for producing successful NSF Career proposals)
Does effort reporting for your grants and contracts seem more cumbersome than it should be? CGA has compiled a very
helpful list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Topics range from reporting deadlines, to resolving errors, and everything in between!
As you peruse this list, you might notice that there is a dedicated email address for any questions or issues you may have when submitting effort reporting. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org to expedite service.