Here we are again. As the calendar flips we find ourselves in the ever-changing dynamics of uncertainty. In times like these, we like to know there are signs and bright spots of consistency. For me, I know that each day starts with a strong boost of caffeine, a nice warm shower, and an amazing DER team that is my rock. Though we're still in the first week of 2022, this DER team is already working diligently on proposals scheduled out as far as March. As we all get back into the groove, here are a few reminders and things to keep in mind:
Submit your Proposal Processing Form's (PPF) often and early
No matter if it's a Grant, Contract, Gift, Fee For Service, or other sponsored activities, a PPF is the beginning for all.
With professional obligations, uncertain weather, personal obligations, unexpected illnesses, and so many more things that could pop up as the sponsor's deadline, DER can help you get ahead of schedule if you give us the chance...
Understand how you, your DER RA, and others across campus fit into the entire Research Administration picture
CAREER Seminar Series
More information is coming soon. This series will start in March!
Dr. Lauren Aerni-Flessner is here to help. She is here to aide with:
Proposal Development Support (editing, writing, project management);
Sponsored Research outreach;
Resources for Broader Impacts.
Know it or not, this DER team is here as your relief from changing dynamics, and we are something you can always rely on. This team is consistently working as the focal point of your own Research Administration team and will help you stay on course. We're here for you and to support your 2022 professional goals, career goals, and your CAREER aspirations! If you have additional questions regarding any information listed above, please send an email to email@example.com
or feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions relating to DER.
ARPA-E issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for up to $100 million to support the deployment of novel technologies that can significantly change how communities, industries and businesses reduce emissions, promote energy efficiency, and drive grid modernization. The funding program supports President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda by lowering emissions, generating good-paying jobs, and securing U.S. leadership on clean energy technologies.
The program — Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential (SCALEUP) — provides further funding to previous ARPA-E awardees whose projects have been determined to be feasible for U.S. widespread deployment and commercialization. SCALEUP selectees will demonstrate a viable path to commercial deployment and the ability to attract private sector investments.
An award-winning professor at Michigan State University will receive a prestigious national medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for her ongoing and outstanding achievements in educating and mentoring current and next-generation leaders in engineering.
Michele J. Grimm, the Wielenga Creative Engineering Endowed Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, will be presented with the 2022 Robert M. Nerem Education and Mentorship Medal. The medal was established by the Bioengineering Division of ASME in 2017 under the guidance of Laurel Kuxhaus, an alumna of MSU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering.
ASME Executive Director and CEO Thomas Costabile said it was his honor to make the announcement.
“The medal is for leadership in mentoring hundreds of faculty members through stewardship at the National Science Foundation,” he said, “and for establishing a cutting-edge biomedical engineering department, including undergraduate and graduate programs, and for supporting high-quality biomedical engineering across the United States.” ...
In keeping with its mission and vision, the United States–India Science & Technology Endowment Fund(USISTEF) announces a Call for Ignition Grants titled “Technology-based Energy Solutions: Innovations for Net Zero”. This call is being implemented as a partnership with Social Alpha - a multistage innovation curation and venture development platform for science and technology start-ups. The Call encourages out-of-the-box, innovative ideas from the community to address the goal of getting to net-zero. The objective is to select and support “technology showstoppers” - promising joint U.S.-India S&T based entrepreneurial initiatives that address the development and implementation of new technologies, tools, and systems to address climate and clean energy challenges in the areas of Next-generation Clean and Renewable Energy, Energy Storage and Carbon Sequestration.
The online submission is currently open with a deadline of 15 February 2022. Learn more Here.
Funding Opportunities: Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation
NEUROIMAGING AND CSF BIOMARKER PROGRAM
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. Learn more Here.
PROGRAM TO ACCELERATE CLINICAL TRIALS (PACT)
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. Learn more Here.
What’s hot in science? Check out NSF research news for the day of Dec. 20, 2021
Keep up with today’s research news from the U.S. National Science Foundation. This is a daily look at noteworthy scientific findings from researchers around the country.
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.
Description: webinar titled “Finding Funding” presented by Dr. Lauren Aerni-Flessner (Grant and Project Management Specialist in the College of Engineering), will walk you through tips for finding funding opportunities to support your research. It will cover the information you need to begin your search, and useful strategies for finding government and foundation funding opportunities. Additionally, you will learn effective practices for successfully targeting funding sources that align with your focused research and increase your probability of funding. All researchers are welcome and are encouraged to be prepared with any questions. Watch it now on demand!!!