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Sponsor announcements and changes to systems and forms.
Deadlines Posted for 2014-2015
Next year’s grant program deadlines are now posted on the NCBiotech website. For more information, go to www.ncbiotech.org/grants.
Spotlight: Technology Enhancement Grant (TEG)
The Technology Enhancement Grant Program supports the licensing activities of NC university technology transfer offices. Specifically, a TEG award provides up to $50,000 that allows an applicant tech transfer office to obtain data required by a potential commercial licensee of a university technology. A TEG-funded project may be conducted by a non-academic contract research provider or at the university, at the discretion of the applicant. Prior consultation is required, and preproposals are considered on a rolling basis. For more information, please see the TEG webpage.
Final Deadline for 2013-2014 Meeting Grants
The final quarterly deadline for the Biotechnology Event Sponsorship (BES) and the
Biotechnology Meeting Grant (BMG) programs is noon, Friday, March 14, 2014. Please visit the websites for more information about the special deadline requirements. If you have any questions about these programs, contact the Center.
Grant Writing Tip: Is your project a good fit?
A grant proposal must support the mission of the funding organization and match the purpose of the program to which you are applying. Your first step should be to review the mission of the sponsor and read the program guidelines. At NCBiotech, we are happy to provide a consultation to help you make sure your project is a fit for our programs.
(visit http://www.ncbiotech.org/grants/ for additional deadlines)
Supports events advancing the understanding or
Supports national and international meetings which advance the understanding or application of biotechnology and focus national and international attention on the North Carolina scientific community.
PROGRAMS WITH ROLLING/SPECIAL DEADLINES
Funds research through university or research
NCBiotech offers several types of business loans.
See website for details
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Student Science Enrichment Program
Support for creative, hands-on science and mathematics education activities
Application Deadline: April 10, 2014
- Awards provide up to $180,000 over three years to improve primary andsecondary students’ competence in science, nurture their enthusiasm for science,and interest them in pursuing careers in research or other science-relatedareas.
- Limited to North Carolina and intended to support projects that provide creative science and mathematics enrichment activities for primary and secondary students who have shown exceptional skillsand who are perceived to have high potential and interests in science.
- Eligible organizations include public and private schools, colleges anduniversities, community groups, museums, zoos, scientific groups, and othersthat can provide experiential activities for K-12 North Carolina students.
- Programs must take place outside of standard school time.
See bwfund.org for complete information and deadlines.
Philanthropy News Digest
Boston Foundation Invites Submissions for 2014 Collaborate Boston Competition (Due: March 28, 2014)
Lupus Foundation of America Accepting Applications for 2014 Career Development Awards (Due: March 28, 2014)
ARTS AND CULTURE
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Seeks Proposals for Guest Artists Program
Geist Foundation Invites Applications From Hawaii Foster Care Organizations
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Minigrant Applications Deadline Extended
Target Accepting Applications for K-12 Arts Education Programs
Blandin Foundation Invites Applications for Scholarships for High School Students in Rural Minnesota
GreenPal Lawncare Accepting Applications for Annual Business Scholarship
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Seeks Proposals for Woman to Woman Support Groups
CHCF Seeks Applications From Companies for Community Health Centers Initiative
Gates Foundation Issues Call for Applications for Round 13 of Grand Challenges Initiative
Donaghue Foundation Invites Letters of Intent for Projects to Improve Institutional Senior Care
Autism Speaks Issues RFP for Gut-Brain Interactions and Treatment of Autism-Associated GI Disorders
March of Dimes Invites Applications for 2015 Research Program
United States Pharmacopeial Convention Accepting Applications for Global Fellowship Awards
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Seeks Applications for 2014 AARC Awards
PhRMA Foundation Accepting Proposals for Research Assessing the Social Benefits of Treating Cancer
Dreyfus Foundation Invites Letters of Inquiry for Projects That Advance Chemical Sciences
Department of Defense (DoD)
The Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) Defense Appropriations Act provides research funding for the peer reviewed programs managed by the Department of Defense (DOD) office of Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).
This e-mail is to notify the research community of the recently released pre-announcements (http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/press.shtml) from the following programs:
Bone Marrow Failure Research Program (BMFRP) Neurofibromatosis Research Program (NFRP) Multiple Sclerosis Research Program (MSRP) Ovarian Cancer Research Program (OCRP) Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP) Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program (TSCRP)Descriptions of each of the funding opportunities, eligibility, key mechanism elements, and funding can be found in the respective Program pre-announcement. FY14 pre-announcements can be found in the CDMRP home page features at http://cdmrp.army.mil. http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2014/14prmrppreann.shtml
TSCRP at http://cdmrp.army.mil/pubs/press/2014/14tscrppreann.shtml
Subsequent notifications will be sent when the program announcements/funding opportunities are released.New for 2014 - CDMRP’s New Application Receipt System (eBRAP)
For FY14, CDMRP has replaced eReceipt with the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP). As in the past, application submission is a two-step process requiring both (1) pre-application submission through the eBRAP (https://eBRAP.org/) and (2) application submission through Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/), with application status available on eBRAP.
A key feature of eBRAP is that organizational representatives and PIs will be able to view and modify the Grants.gov application submissions associated with them, but only if their organization, Business Officials, and PIs are registered and affiliated to their organization in eBRAP.Submission of either the pre-application to eBRAP or the application to Grants.gov does not require registering an organization and affiliating its Business Officials and PIs in eBRAP; however, the ability to view and modify the Grants.gov application in eBRAP is contingent upon this registration and affiliation process.
NIH eSubmission Items of Interest
March 24, 2014
If Three’s Company…
…then it is getting very crowded on the eRA Video Tutorials page!
We proudly announce the posting of three new videos for your viewing enjoyment (and if not enjoyment, then at least you might learn something new from them).
Here are the newest videos to “hit the streets…”
Status for PD/PIs (PD/PI Only)
This video reviews the steps for accessing the features available to a Program Director (PD) / Principal Investigator (PI) in the Status module. The video also examines the search options and organization of the Status Result screen table.
Detailed Status Information (SO & PD/PI)
Video 5 of this series looks at the Detailed Status Information screen. The Detailed Status Information screen is the culmination of the latest information about your grant application, including critiques, scores, NIH contact information, award information, and more.
Accessing the Summary Statement (PD/PI Only)
Video 6 of the Status series looks at the steps a Principal Investigator (PI) takes to access the Summary Statement. Additionally, the video summarizes, at a high level, the review process for grant applications. It is this review process that generates an evaluative document called the Summary Statement. Because the Summary Statement is considered an evaluation, it is only
Save It, and They Will Come
The web team is at it again…
You can now save your searches when looking for Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) and/or Guide Notices.This is cool, simple, and it works.
If you go to the main NIH grants page, in the center of the page you will see a nice blue Funding box. And within that box there is a link called Advanced Search. Set up a search as you normally would, define your parameters using key words, status, issuing organization, etc. and then click the Search button at the bottom of the window.
When you get your results, you will see an option to save the search, and ironically it looks just like the graphic above. When you click Save this Search, you will be prompted to provide an email address and a name for the search. You can also select the frequency of your notifications (daily, weekly, or monthly). Enter this information along with a security code (provided on the screen) and Wa-LA! Presto Magico! You will be alerted when notices and/or FOAs are posted that meet your criteria. After clicking the Save this Search button, you will also receive a confirmation email with a hyperlink for your named search and an unsubscribe button (which is also way easy… one click and done).
And as if that is not enough, you can have an unlimited number of saved searches! Once again, those wild and whacky web folks are working hard to make your life easier!
UnicodeUnicode is coming to NIH. It is important, and complicated, and important…
Unicode is a way that computers can understand all the modern characters of almost all the written languages in the world. Greek characters are particularly important to people communicating about their science. This upgrade will allow eRA to be able to recognize Greek characters in the attachments that you submit with your grant applications, progress reports, etc.So all systems, including eRA Commons, ASSIST, and IAR will be offline over Memorial Day weekend, 2014. The systems will be brought down on Friday, May 23 at 9:00 PM ET and full service is anticipated to be restored by Tuesday, May 27 at 7:00 AM ET.
NASA's Office of Education has amended the NASA Announcement for High-Impact, National, Strategic STEM Education Partnerships [EDUCATION01SP13] to reflect a new response date. The new response date is Jan. 23, 2014. NASA's Education portfolio is being strategically rescoped. NASA anticipates reissuing the Announcement. NASA will not accept Responses to this Announcement after Jan. 23, 2014.
To access the Announcement home page, please visit http://go.nasa.gov/VgRZYt.
March 19, 2014
Since October 2012, Principal Investigators (PIs) have used Research.gov to successfully submit over 47,000 project reports to the National Science Foundation (NSF). Over that time, NSF has received feedback and suggestions from NSF awardees and Program Officers (POs) on how to further improve project reporting. The following enhancements, based on awardee and NSF staff feedback, were implemented on March 17th:
- POs will view project reports in HTML rather than PDF, which will allows POs and PIs to view the same layout for a project report.
- NSF will pre-populate the Products, Organization and Participants sections of a project report from information previously submitted in Research.gov. This will save awardees time and reduce redundant data entry.
- PIs will be able to edit reporting periods for an Interim Project Report (IPR). This will allow PIs to accurately report specific dates applicable to the task(s) being reported upon.
If you would like to stay up-to-date on upcoming events or future enhancements to Research.gov and/or FastLane, subscribe to our new System Updates NSF listserv. This listserv is available to both NSF staff and awardees. To subscribe, simply email: firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be automatically enrolled.
Where should PIs go for help with project reports?
- Online Help:
If you have any additional feedback on project reporting, please email email@example.com.
The Research.gov Team