“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity . . . ”
The DER staff
would like to celebrate this season of gratitude by letting you know that we are thankful for the
opportunity to assist the MSU EGR faculty. We appreciate that you have placed your trust in
DER, and we will continue to work hard and provide the best service possible to
the College of Engineering. We will not forget that it takes an invested team
to produce first class proposals and DER is here to help.
season, as the temperatures drop and the daylight diminishes, we realize how
fortunate we are to have scientific discoveries such as electricity! Let us
consider a famous quote from William Faulkner. He writes, “Gratitude is
a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used
up in order to exist at all.” In DER, we are grateful
for the opportunity to work within this college, and at MSU, and to provide excellent
customer service on a daily basis.
reflect this season on the incredible things for which you are thankful,
remember DER is thankful for you and the important work each of you are doing.
As you rest over this special holiday, don’t forget DER has many important resources
that will help you create your strongest proposal and streamline your proposal
development. If you have questions regarding how DER can help, please email DER
at email@example.com. We also invite you to stop by the
office (Room 2527) at your convenience if you’d like to visit in person.
November 10, 2022
Our plan to develop a joint health research program with our partners at Henry Ford Health continues to make strong progress. One key implementation point involves the submission of joint grant proposals to NIH.
Demonstration of our combined research excellence required the development of an organization for the submission of new proposals and acceptance of awards. Henry Ford Health+Michigan State University Health Sciences (HFH+MSU HS) is now a federally recognized entity under Michigan State University.
While the health sciences colleges (Human Medicine, Nursing, and Osteopathic Medicine) will have the most overlap in grant submissions with Henry Ford, there are many research faculty from outside of the health sciences colleges who will wish to collaborate with the health colleges or HFH faculty on research going forward.
Proposal submissions and award acceptance under HFH+MSU HS will occur in phases. The first phase launched on November 1st. This phase includes grant and cooperative agreement applications (excluding contract proposals) submitted directly to NIH where the lead PI is from Henry Ford Health or MSU and has a base appointment in CHM, COM, or Nursing.
How does this impact you?
If you are a collaborator on an NIH proposal submission where the lead PI’s base appointment is in CHM/COM/Nursing/HFH, the proposal will be submitted through the new organization, HFH+MSU HS.
The first potential project start date for HFH+MSU HS awards is July 1, 2023.
The process for submitting proposals through HFH+MSU HS is very similar to the process for submitting through MSU. Kuali Research has been updated to allow HFH+MSU HS to be selected as the Applicant, and two new questions have been added to help with reporting.
Since HFH+MSU HS has a separate Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), these proposals will show under the new organization in federal sponsor reporting systems.
Attribution will flow to your college and department as it does now.
Facilities & Administrative (F&A) cost recovery will be distributed according to the standard practice and methodology for distribution of funds to colleges and departments.
NIH proposal submissions where the lead PI’s base appointment is outside of CHM/COM/Nursing will continue to be submitted through Michigan State University (even if there is a Co-I on the proposal from CHM/COM/Nursing/HFH).
For technical Kuali Research (KR) questions for either Proposal Development or Conflict of Interest (COI) modules, please contact the KR help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-355-2000
Specific proposal questions should be directed to your MSU research administrator in your home unit or your assigned OSP Proposal Team.
We appreciate your patience as we work through these changes. Thank you for your support of this important implementation.
Douglas A. Gage, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Innovation
Spotlight Opportunities & Information
NSF MRI Grant Deadline Extension to Nov. 30, Foundation Grants, Upcoming Events and More!
Institutionally Limited Grants
Several institutionally limited opportunities are now open for researchers to apply for. Dates below are internal deadlines. Please note: the deadline for NSF MRI grants has been extended to November 30, 2022.
A number of foundation grants are now available and open for applications. Dates listed below are external deadlines. If you are interested in applying or have any questions, please reach out to Adam Kingston at email@example.com, Larry Wallach at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Melissa Anderson email@example.com. The opportunities below are listed by due date:
November 15, 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., Research and Cybersecurity Presentation - MSU IT is hosting a discussion with special guest Chief Information Security Officer Mike Corn, UC San Diego, and CISO Tom Siu, MSU, on cybersecurity trends in the research space. All Spartans who work or are interested in cybersecurity or academic research are welcome to attend.
December 8, 3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.,Training Grant Summit - Do you have an idea for a training grant? Are you interesting in leading a training grant project and preparing a grant proposal? Attend this summit to learn best practices from current and past training grant investigators and discover campus resources for submitting successful training grant applications. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide input on how MSU can best support successful training grant applications, and to express interest in preparing a proposal.
Please note this is a career development award, not a
project-specific award, and funds may be used at the discretion of
awardees to increase the impact of their research, subject to the terms
of the award letter.
Summary: The New York Stem Cell Research Foundation is soliciting applications from early career investigators for awards to support translational stem cell research. This early career development award provides up to $1.5 million in flexible funding over five years. The awards are highly competitive but offer very good benefits and opportunities for recipients. Applicants must have an MD, PhD, DPhil. Applications are due by February 15, 2023. An overview and links to the RFP are below. Please forward this notice to faculty who may have interest.
RFP (Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Awards): NYSCF
is soliciting applications from early career investigators for awards
to support translational stem cell research. The aim of this initiative
is to support highly innovative, emerging scientists whose pioneering
approaches have the potential to transform the field of stem cell
research, and that leverage stem cells to advance the understanding and
treatment of human disease. NYSCF is eager to support scientists who
have just started their independent laboratories, and we strongly
encourage applicants looking to secure their first major grant funding
as an independent investigator. Applicants will be evaluated
first and foremost on scientific merit and the transformative potential
and translational impact of their research for the stem cell field.
NYSCF will accept applications from researchers based at domestic and
international accredited non-profit research and academic institutions.
Successful applicants will join the NYSCF Innovators Community, a
global group of over 200 outstanding early career scientists and
postdoctoral fellows based at institutions around the world including
NYSCF Research Institute scientists and engineers. Additionally, they
will attend the annual NYSCF Conference as well as an annual scientific
Disease Focuses (The Foundation supports research focused on the following areas):
Experiments in space will deliver benefits on Earth (7 NSF-driven projects are heading to International Space Station Science experiments that could advance treatments for heart disease and osteoporosis, develop early warning systems for dangerous mudflows, and lead to more efficient power plants and improved food and personal care products will be conducted aboard the International Space Station, or ISS, where the microgravity environment could offer new insights into solving challenges we face on Earth. The launch Nov. 7 from Virginia's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA Wallops Flight Facility carried supplies for the space station crew and 40 experiments. A record seven of those are sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation in partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, which manages the U.S. portion of the ISS National Laboratory.)
JUST FEW DAYS LEFT (Deadline Extended) | PROPOSALS DUE: NOVEMBER 21, 2022
Share what inspires you about your field with public and school audiences.
The MSU Science Festival, now in its 11th year, is an amazing multi-day series of events for people of all ages to experience science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) through live presentations.
Every April, MSU Science Festival programs highlight ground-breaking scholarship and research through various types of engaging presentations. For the upcoming 2023 Festival, we're excited to bring programs and events back live and in-person, including the very popular Expo Days, that feature hands-on activities and presentations!
For assistance planning your program or event, please reach out to our team at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation formats include:
Talks with experts
Demonstrations and performances
Behind the scenes tours
Outdoor exploration activities
Why present at the festival?
Meet National Science Foundation (NSF) requirements for broader impacts
Inspire future generations about STEAM fields and opportunities
Who can present?
MSU faculty and academic staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students
Awards Will Support Outstanding Early Career Scientists at Universities, National Laboratories, and Office of Science User Facilities
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is accepting applications for the 2023 DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program to support the research of outstanding scientists early in their careers. The program will support over 80 early career researchers for five years at U.S. academic institutions, DOE national laboratories, and Office of Science user facilities.
“The Department of Energy is committed to supporting rising stars in science – researchers who show great promise and a bright future,” said Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Director of the DOE Office of Science. “These individuals will be instrumental in meeting the big scientific challenges we face as a nation with innovation and passion.”
To be eligible for the program, a researcher must be an untenured, tenure-track assistant or associate professor at a U.S. academic institution or a full-time employee at a DOE national laboratory or Office of Science user facility. To address special circumstances and challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Science is extending the eligibility window for this competition from 10 to 12 years for all applicants. Awards to an institution of higher education will be approximately $875,000 over five years and awards to a DOE national laboratory average approximately $2,500,000 over five years. The funding level for institutions of higher education has been raised to encourage these institutions to increase graduate student stipends.
The DOE Office of Science is the nation’s largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences. Early career researchers may apply to one of eight Office of Science program offices: Advanced Scientific Computing Research; Biological and Environmental Research; Basic Energy Sciences; Fusion Energy Sciences; High Energy Physics; Nuclear Physics; Accelerator R&D and Production; and Isotope R&D and Production. Proposed research topics must fall within the programmatic priorities of DOE’s Office of Science, which are provided in the program announcement. Funding will be competitively awarded on the basis of peer review.
Pre-applications are mandatory and are due on Thursday, January 5, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. EST. Applications will be due on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Only those applicants that receive notification from DOE encouraging a formal application may submit full applications.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is pleased to announce Dam Risk Reduction Grant Program Request for Pre-Proposals for a one-time release for up to $13 million as appropriated by the Michigan Legislature under Section 1003 of PA 87 of 2021. This program will provide grant funds to dam owners for repair, alteration, or removal activities necessary to address risk associated with publicly or privately owned dams.
Entities that own or operate a dam in the state of Michigan are eligible to apply. Funding is restricted to projects that reduce or eliminate risk associated with dams. Eligible activities under the grant include:
Planning, feasibility studies, or design of projects that reduce or eliminate risk of dam failure.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is releasing this Funding
Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit emerging Long-Duration Energy
Storage (LDES) demonstration projects capable of delivering electricity
for 10-24 hours or longer to support a low-cost, reliable, carbon-free
electric grid. This $349 million effort seeks LDES demonstration
projects that will validate new technologies, enhance the capabilities
of customers and communities to integrate LDES more effectively, and
sustain American global leadership in energy storage. LDES demonstration
projects are encouraged to have substantial engagement with local and
regional stakeholders to ensure that they generate local, regional, and
national benefits. Demonstration projects will be expected to carry out
meaningful community and labor engagement; invest in America’s workforce
by creating good-paying jobs with the free and fair choice to join a
union; advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility; and
contribute to the President’s Justice40 Initiative goal that 40% of the
overall benefits of certain federal investments, including those in
climate change, clean energy and energy efficiency, flow to
disadvantaged communities. For further information, please see the Full
Funding Opportunity Announcement at https://oced-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx.
Award size: $9.5M up to $70M (total program funding: $349M)
Deadline: March 3, 2023
Fall Series for Faculty Practitioners: Special Topics in Community-Engaged Learning
Attention: Faculty, Academic Staff, and Instructors, New or Experienced with Community-Engaged Learning
Community-engaged learning is a teaching and learning strategy that
integrates meaningful community partnerships with instruction and
critical reflection to enrich the student learning experience, teach
civic and social responsibility, and strengthen communities.
Implementation strategies range from direct service to advocacy to
research to philanthropy, and more! Through presentation and discussion,
attendees will learn how to get started or enhance what they are
already doing and connect to a network of peers and resource supports.
If you are interested and not able to attend or would like one-on-one
consulting, please email the Center for Community Engaged Learning's
academic programs team to discuss ideas, plans, and or partnership
support at Michelle Snitgen, email@example.com
or Stephanie Brewer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants can register for one workshop or all sessions.
This session will help practitioners think through the
community-engaged learning experience from the student perspective. What
are the benefits and challenges for our students, and what is our
responsibility as practitioners to ensure students are prepared? How can
we really work toward a transformative learning experience?
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 email@example.com to expedite service.