Vice President for Research & Economic Development
Proposal Services & Faculty Support
January Funding Focus Newsletter #1
Announcements
UPCOMING PAIR OPEN FORUMS
The Vice President for Research and Economic Development will be hosting two open forums for faculty this month to discuss the Presidential Awards for Interdisciplinary Research (PAIR). Refreshments and snacks will be available.
January 16, 10-11:30 am, Room 109 CASIC Building
January 22, 3-4:30 pm, Room 109 CASIC Building
NSF EPSCoR Full Day Information Session
Location: University of Alabama - Birmingham - Hill Center
January 17, 2018 - 7:30am- 5:30pm
Alabama EPSCoR will be hosting a day-long National Science Foundation (NSF) Day at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Hill Center on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. We invite you to take this opportunity to talk to eleven NSF Program Managers representing NSF’s scientific and engineering directorates and NSF’s merit review process. The Program Managers will provide a background on NSF, its mission, priorities, and budget as well as an overview on proposal writing. This will provide an invaluable opportunity to learn how to increase your NSF funding. This is also a great way to learn about proposal writing while networking with colleagues. 
Registration is required.
The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. The program is the U.S. component of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Fellowships program. Celebrating its fourteenth year in the U.S., the For Women in Science program has awarded 70 postdoctoral women scientists over $3.5 million in grants.

Nominations Due to Agency: February 2, 2018
The Gulf Research Program seeks to increase the scientific and environmental literacy and problem-solving skills of children and youth with a focus on service-, project-, or problem- based learning opportunities on topics that are relevant to the GRP’s initiatives. Proposed projects for this grant opportunity should engage children and youth in ways that can help to ensure that the next generation of informed citizens, scientists, engineers, and decision-makers understand the socio-environmental challenges and opportunities in their local communities and have the capacity to address them. 

Required LOI due to agency: February 12, 2018 4pm CST
Full Proposals due: April 11, 2018 4pm CST
The goal of the Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences is to kickstart the research career of promising future senior investigators in the chemical sciences. The Marion Milligan Mason Fund will provide four to five grants of $50,000 every other year to women researchers engaged in basic research in the chemical sciences. Awards are for women who are starting their academic research careers. In addition to research funding, the program will provide leadership development and mentoring opportunities

Full Proposals due: March 1, 2018
Limited Submission Announcements
Limitation: 1 per institution
Internal deadline: January 19, 2018 by 4:45pm
Full Proposal Due to Agency: April 20, 2018
Limitation: 1 per institution
Internal deadline: January 19, 2018 by 4:45pm
Full Proposal Due to Agency: April 4, 2018
Limitation: 1 per institution per category
Internal deadline: January 26, 2018 by 4:45pm
Full Proposal Due to Agency: March 7, 2018
Limitation: 1 per institution per category
Internal deadline: January 26, 2018 by 4:45pm
Full Proposal Due to Agency: March 31, 2018
Limitation: 1 per institution per category
Internal deadline: January 26, 2018 by 4:45pm
Full Proposal Due to Agency: March 30, 2018
Proposal Services & Faculty Support