DER wishes everyone a very happy and safe Independence Day weekend! It is hard to believe that we already have made it to the half-way point of 2022. The DER staff has enjoyed assisting each of you and being able to interact with you even more in person as life continues to return to pre-pandemic normalcy. Wishing you relaxation and fun as you celebrate and unwind.
MSU President Samuel L.
Stanley Jr., M.D., and the MSU Board of Trustees extend their
appreciation to all university faculty and staff. They recognize the
contributions of MSU employees toward advancing the university’s mission and
fostering a living and learning environment in which all students can thrive. ... Learn more Here.
Summary: The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation has released an RFP for a new grant program, called the America the Beautiful Challenge (ATBC). ATBC will prioritize proposals that implement voluntary large-scale, on-the-ground conservation activities or otherwise lead to on-the-ground implementation through capacity building, community engagement, planning and project design. The overarching goal is to advance existing landscape conservation plans and/or propose to knit together a diverse stakeholder partnership that develops and/or implements new conservation plans. Grants will range from $200K to $1 million, depending on project impact, scope and partnerships. Proposals are due, on line, by July 21, 2022 @ 11:59 pm, ET. Please forward this RFP notice to any faculty in your unit that may have interest.
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), is pleased to announce the launch of the America the Beautiful Challenge (ATBC) 2022 Request for Proposals (RFP). ATBC will prioritize proposals that implement voluntary large-scale, on-the-ground conservation activities or otherwise lead to on-the-ground implementation through capacity building, community engagement, planning and project design. The overarching goal is to advance existing landscape conservation plans and/or propose to knit together a diverse stakeholder partnership that develops and/or implements new conservation plans. As part of this, projects should address priority species and/or habitat conservation actions identified in existing plans or other species recovery or conservation plans.1 Projects that are informed by Indigenous Traditional Knowledge (ITK) and promote Tribal co-stewardship are also encouraged.
In year one of the ATBC approximately $85 million will be awarded in nationwide funding to advance the America the Beautiful Initiative and its goals to connect and restore the lands, waters, and wildlife upon which we all depend. In the first year, ATBC will seek to fund projects across the following themes:
Conserving and restoring rivers, coasts, wetlands and watersheds
Conserving and restoring forests, grasslands and other important ecosystems that serve as carbon sinks
Connecting and reconnecting wildlife corridors, large landscapes, watersheds and seascapes
Improving ecosystem and community resilience to flooding, drought and other climate-related threats
Expanding access to the outdoors, particularly in underserved communities
Collectively, these themes allow applicants to develop landscape-level ATBC proposals that address conservation and public access needs that showcase cumulative benefits to fish and wildlife, carbon sequestration and storage benefits, engage with and benefit underserved communities, support community access to nature, and help safeguard ecosystems through conservation, resilience-focused and nature-based solutions.
The Amazon Research Awards (ARA) spring 2022 call for proposals is open for submissions. It covers four research areas and the deadline for submissions is July 8, 2022. Research submissions are sought for:
AI for Information Security
Alexa – Fairness in AI
Amazon Science Community and Machine Learning University
Proposals will be reviewed for the quality of their scientific content, creativity, and potential for impact at scale. Proposals related to theory, practice, and novel techniques are all welcome.
ARA provides grant recipients unrestricted funds and AWS promotional credits. Funded projects are assigned an Amazon research contact, and recipients also receive training resources, including AWS tutorials and hands-on sessions with Amazon scientists and engineers.
Before applying, visit the ARA website and read the frequently asked questions for more specific program information.
About Amazon Research Awards: ARA was founded in 2015 and merged with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Machine Learning Research Awards in 2020. The program oﬀers unrestricted funds and AWS promotional credits to support research at academic institutions and non-profit organizations in areas that align with the program’s mission to advance customer-obsessed science.
AHA Predoctoral Fellowship
Enhances the training of promising students in pre-doctoral or clinical health professional degree training programs and who intend careers as scientists, physician-scientists or other clinician-scientists, or related careers aimed at improving global health and wellbeing.
Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022
AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship
Enhances the training of postdoctoral applicants who are not yet independent. The applicant must be embedded in an appropriate investigative group with the mentorship, support, and relevant scientific guidance of a research mentor.
Proposal Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022
AHA/CHF Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards
The AHA and The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) AHA/CHF Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards will support predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows who are actively conducting basic, clinical, population or translational research directly related to congenital heart defects.
Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022
Institutional Award for Undergraduate Student Training
This award is made to qualified institutions that can offer a meaningful research experience that supports the AHA mission that encourages undergraduate college students from all disciplines to consider research careers.
Proposal Deadline: Tuesday,
Sept. 13, 2022
Career Development Award
Supports highly promising healthcare and academic professionals in the early years of first professional appointment to assure the applicant’s future success as a research scientist in the field of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular disease research.
Faculty startups can find support from resources offered by MSU Technologies and Spartan Innovations. Spartan Innovations works to drive MSU entrepreneurs to
develop their ideas, create business plans and successfully launch
highly technical businesses. Spartan Innovations provides many resources
to help launch entrepreneurial ventures including commercial/market
assessment, commercial development planning, start-up advising, business
documentation and support services, mentoring programs, business
accelerator programs such as Conquer Accelerator, venture fellows,
entrepreneurs-in-residence, internship programs, business plan
development, gap funds and grant funding. ... Learn more Here.
DER's Proposal Volume
The chart above shows DER's Proposal Volume from 2018 to 2022 as of (07/01/2022).
Description: The 2022 CAREER Award Workshop (Session 1), presented by Dr. John Verboncoeur (Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies) & Dr. Robert Ofoli (Associate Professor), will lead a discussion of the competition format, along with best practices and strategies for producing successful NSF Career proposals. Session 1 will also include presentations by previous CAREER award winners, and presentations from others key resources from around campus. UPDATE: The NSF Career proposal submission deadline (NSF 22-586) is now July 27, 2022. Watch it now on demand!!! A recording of Sessions 2-4 will not be released as they will include peer to peer feedback regarding proprietary information included in CAREER proposals that will be submitted in this round. To be part of sessions 2-4, please contact Dr. Robert Ofoli
(Associate Professor) directly.
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.