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 other key resources from around campus.
Future session (Session 2):
Session 2: Pitch your CAREER proposal project with feedback from a panel of reviewers - (Last week of April) - hosted in Zoom
Note: The NSF CAREER proposal submission deadline is July 25, 2022.
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.
Spotlight Opportunities & Information
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
2022 Core Funding Programs
Up to $3M
LOI due 05.20.2022
Drug Development RFP
- The Drug Development RFP seeks to support in vivo preclinical
studies that advance lead molecules developed for Alzheimer’s
disease and related dementias to IND-enabling studies. The proposed
studies should be structured to deliver a compound with strong
potential for clinical and commercial application.
This funding opportunity prioritizes novel drug mechanisms and modes
of action related to the biology of aging and other emerging therapeutic
areas for dementia. For this reason, amyloid targeted approaches and
cholinesterase inhibitor proposals will not be considered for this RFP.
Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials (PACT) RFP
- The PACT RFP supports IND-enabling studies and early-phase
clinical trials that test promising pharmacological interventions
and devices for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and related dementias.
Both disease-modifying and symptomatic agents will be considered.
This funding opportunity prioritizes diverse drug mechanisms and
modes of action related to the biology of aging and other emerging
therapeutic areas for dementia. For this reason, amyloid targeted
approaches and cholinesterase inhibitor proposals will not be considered
for this RFP.
Neuroimaging and CSF Biomarker Development RFP
- The aim of this RFP is to further develop and validate
established biomarkers for which there is a clear clinical need in
Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. This RFP prioritizes
biomarkers with a defined context of use,
a clear advantage over other relevant biomarkers, and a path to
commercialization and/or clinical use. Specifically, this RFP focuses
Developing novel PET ligands for clinical trials
Supporting novel CSF biomarkers
Validating innovative MRI approaches in larger cohorts
Developing novel measures of functional activity such as EEG
Prevention Pipeline RFP
- The ADDF seeks to support studies of cognitive symptoms due to health
conditions, comparative effectiveness research, and epidemiological
studies that probe whether the use or choice of drugs alters the risk
for dementia or cognitive decline.
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Company: Meta Program: Privacy Enhancing Technologies Funding Range: 8 to 10 awards, $80K - $100K Deadline: 4/20/2022
Meta Research has issued a request for proposals for its 2022 Privacy Enhancing Technologies program, which supports privacy-focused projects in academia.
The areas of interest are privacy-preserving analytics, including differential privacy for anonymization, differential privacy for database management systems, and re-identification measurement; private record linkage and aggregation, including asymmetric MPC, multi-key private record linkage, and complex aggregations in MPC; privacy-preserving machine learning, including model capacity, trust models, differential privacy in PPML, and mixed training data sets; privacy of messaging; anonymous credentials; privacy-preserving techniques in Data for Good; and privacy in Metaverse.
Meta Research anticipates awarding eight to 10 awards, each in the $80,000 to 100,000 range.
Applicants must be current full-time faculty at an accredited academic institution that awards research degrees to PhD students.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Meta Research website
Pre-proposals due May 1, 2022. Pre-proposals will be accepted starting 15 days prior to the deadline date and up to the close of business (5 p.m. eastern time) on the deadline date. Pre-proposals that are deemed most relevant to the solid waste management field and that have a high perceived impact by the selection committee will receive invitations to submit a full proposal.
The sustainability movement has reached the business models of nearly every industry in the United States, and many companies, municipalities and states have set aggressive sustainability goals that include how waste streams are being managed. The EREF Board of Directors has set an initiative to ensure research funded reflects EREF’s long-term strategic plan to address all areas of integrated solid waste management, with a strong focus towards research that increased sustainable solid waste management practices. It should be noted that EREF defines solid waste to include:
Municipal solid waste (e.g. residential, commercial, institutional)
Construction & demolition debris
Certain industrial wastes (e.g. exploration & production waste, coal ash) and
Other wastes typically managed by the solid waste industry or generated by the public not included in the above items (e.g. electronic waste, disaster debris, etc.)
Pre-proposal topics must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices and pertain to the following topic areas:
Waste conversion to energy, biofuels, chemicals or other useful products. This includes, but is not limited to, the following technologies:
Other thermal or biological conversion technologies
Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.)
Desirable aspects of the above topics, in addition to or as part of hypothesis driven applied research, also include: economic or cost/benefit analyses, feasibility studies for untested technologies or management strategies, life cycle analysis or inventory, and analyses of policies that relate to the above.
INSTITUTIONALLY LIMITED- No
Previously awarded grants have ranged from $15,000 to over $500,000 with the average grant amount in recent years being $160,000.
Typical project durations are about 2 years. It should be noted that proposed research in excess of $300,000 or longer than 3 years should contain sufficient details that justify the need for the higher than average amount requested and longer project duration.
Pre-Proposal submissions are limited to two (2) submissions per principal investigator during a submission period.
DER's Proposal Volume
The chart above shows DER's Proposal Volume from 2018 to 2022 as of (04/08/2022).
Description: The first seminar of 2022 will engage individuals from DER, OSP, and CGA to provide an overview of the lifecycle of an award - from proposal development to award close-out. Join us for a clearer understanding of the roles and responsibilities at each stage. You will be better prepared to submit fundable proposals and to effectively and efficiently manage subsequent awards from start to finish with the help of your MSU support system. All researchers are welcome and are encouraged to be prepared with any questions. Watch it now on demand!!!