July is an important month! MSU just started a new fiscal year; many researchers are entering the home stretch of the NSF CAREER proposal season; and DER is sensing the start of our proposal busy season. In order to help us be at our best while we assist you throughout the year, DER has launched a healthy habits initiative. We will spend the month of July (and beyond) focusing on ways we can collectively and individually work toward developing healthier daily habits. We invite you to keep an eye out for future DER newsletters for healthy recipes and team updates regarding our progress—and join us, if you feel motivated!
Each week, DER Team members will set their own health-related goals and will provide support and accountability to one another. We’ll track our successes, and there may be a bit of competition and team building that enters into this! Our individual goals will draw from 3 broad areas—nutrition, sleep, and exercise. We hope that these steps will contribute toward a reduction in stress and maximize our effectiveness of service. Inspired by a recent chance meeting in the Engineering Building with one of our beloved faculty members on an exercise break of their own, you may see our DER staff walking around the building on a morning or afternoon break. Feel free to join us!
As we near the July 26 NSF CAREER proposal deadline and the start of the new fall semester, we encourage you to keep an eye on your own health-related habits. Remember to set aside time to concentrate on yourself, so you can focus on your proposals. Consider scheduling an hour/day off to reset, pull up a quick comedy video to spend a few minutes laughing, change your grant writing venue to get a new perspective, have an afternoon snack to keep yourself fueled, or even consider inviting your DER RA for a walk around the building. DER is here to help, not only with your research proposals, but also to encourage you with your own well-being.
If you have any question regarding the information above or your upcoming proposal, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or feel free to contact me directly at email@example.com
with any questions relating to DER.
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 Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. Successful candidates for a Fellowship generally have a strong record of significant independent research accomplishments that demonstrate creativity and the potential to become future leaders in the scientific community. Nominated candidates are normally several years past the completion of their Ph.D. in order to accumulate a competitive record of independent, significant research.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, or a related field.
Candidates must be tenure-track, though untenured, as of September 15, 2023.
Candidate’s faculty position must carry a regular teaching obligation.
To be considered for a Sloan Research Fellowship, a candidate must have a letter of nomination from a department head or other senior researcher. Submissions unaccompanied by a nomination letter from a senior researcher are not accepted
More than one candidate from a department may be nominated per fellowship field, but no more than three.
For more information, please contact Adam Kingston firstname.lastname@example.org or Melissa Anderson email@example.com. If you are interested in learning about additional foundation funding opportunities, please visit the MSU Foundation Relations website.
Description: The purpose of Solicitation 89303023QIG000004 is to support of the Office of Cyber Assessments and Data Analytics (CADA) to provide strategy, policy, procurement, change management, communications, analytical, evaluation, risk assessment, and administrative (hereafter strategy, policy, and assessment) advisory services to CADA in support of its efforts with its OIG and DOE partners to improve the integrity and management excellent of the DOE’s programs and operations.
Response due: 07/19/2023 05:00 PM US/Eastern
NAICS: 541611-Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
PSC / FSC:
R699-SUPPORT- ADMINISTRATIVE: OTHER
Headquarters Procurement Services
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585
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.
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
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 email@example.com. If you are interested in searching for other 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
Description: It’s time to innovate with Sony! Apply for the 2023 Sony Research Award Program.
Learn more about the Sony Research Award Program, submission guidelines, and application deadlines during Sony’s webinar with Mark Ortiz, senior manager of the Strategy & Planning Office for Sony Corporation of America’s R&D Center U.S. Laboratory.
The Sony Research Award Program is an academic award initiative created to provide U.S., Canadian, select European countries, and Indian universities funding for emerging and innovative technology research projects in collaboration with Sony’s own research division. The program comprises the Faculty Innovation Award and the Focused Research Award within three broad subject categories: Information Technology, Devices & Materials, and Life Sciences. The Program is now in its eighth year.
With awards of up to $150k per year for each accepted proposal, the Sony Research Award Program creates new opportunities for university faculty to engage in pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries, and the future.
Meet the Speaker: Mark Ortiz, Senior Manager, Strategy & Planning Office, Research & Development Center U.S., Sony
Format: This is an informational webinar with an opportunity for Q&A with the speaker at the end. Participation is welcome and encouraged.
Who Should Attend: University research office personnel, industry liaison office personnel, technical department chairs, and potential principal investigators who are dedicated to forming research partnerships to lead their groups to advance innovative research.
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
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.