Vice President for Research
Proposal Services & Faculty Support
April Funding Focus Newsletter #2
What is a Limited Submission?
A limited submission solicitation (RFA, RFP, etc.) places a cap on the number of submissions that Auburn may submit to a sponsor. Auburn handles limited submissions by sending out a notification via this newsletter and creating competitions in the Auburn University Competition Space (also known as InfoReady ).To apply to any limited submission posted below, click on the above link and search for your competition reflected on the page. Please refer to the Limited Submission Procedures page for a list of requirements.
Limited Submission Announcements

The purpose of the SLSNCGP is to support innovative, education-based approaches to addressing disaster preparedness and specific responses related to natural and human-made disasters. The SLSNCGP supports quality of life in communities across the United States by addressing disaster preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery in the context of human sciences, food, agriculture, and natural resources. The SLSNCGP provides information and tools to USDA, stakeholders, and collaborators to improve decision-making in handling disasters.

Funds will support innovative extension education initiatives that address risks, hazards, and disasters. The SLSNCGP sponsors targeted projects that enable Cooperative Extension System (CES) to assist in preparing for, providing an educational response to, and recovering from disasters. Some types of hazards and disaster-related events funded in previous years include uncertainties caused by losses of economic infrastructure, severe weather or other natural disasters, security breaches, human disease, or high consequence animal diseases and plant pests. The SLSNCGP increases awareness and capacity building of urban/rural communities' response to disasters by increasing individuals, families, farms and small businesses disaster preparedness through education and collaborations with other agencies/volunteer organizations. 

Institutional Limit: 1 Proposal
Internal Deadline: April 30, 2019, 4:45pm


Art Works is the National Endowment for the Arts' principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. 

Grants cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the project. All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1. In the past few years, well over half of the agency's grants have been for amounts less than $25,000.  

Institutional Limit: 1 Proposal
Internal Deadline: April 30, 2019, 4:45pm
IMPORTANT UPDATES


The Office of Proposal Services & Faculty Support is hosting two PIVOT Workshop sessions this May. These sessions are designed to aid Auburn Researchers in finding funding for their research.

PIVOT is a subscription database with more than $56 billion (USD) in funding through more than 22,000 funding opportunities from numerous sponsors across all disciplines. Auburn faculty, students, and staff can search the database and create custom email funding alerts based on the criteria provided by the individual user. Funding opportunities can also be shared, saved, and tracked.

Each workshop session will provide an overview of how to create/claim your profile, update keywords to improve curated searches, find Auburn and external expertise, and conduct in-depth funding searches.

All Auburn researchers (including graduate students) from all disciplines are welcome to attend either session, as their schedule allows. Feel free to come at any point during the two hours: staying the entire time is not required.

Both sessions will be covering the same information so attending both days is not required.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please bring a laptop to ensure you get the most out of your session.

When: 
May 15, 2019 from 9-11am (Central) or
May 16, 2019 from 1-3pm (Central)
Where: 
Mell Classroom Building, Room 4546



2019 DHHS Salary Cap Announced
  • NIH released Notice NOT-OD-19-099 in regard to the 2019 Salary Cap (effective January 6, 2019, the salary limitation for Executive Level II has been increased to $192,300). This cap applies to all DHHS agencies.
  • AU guidance related to the salary cap has been updated on April 18th and has been posted to the OSP website: AU Salary Cap Guidance
  • AU Salary Cap Calculator (note – as the calculator is an Excel spreadsheet, the link directs to the “Prepare & Submit Your Proposal” page of the OSP website. The calculator is located at the bottom of the page under “Forms.”)

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The Vilcek Foundation will award prizes to young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science.

Eligibility
- Applicant must have been born outside the United States; 
- Applicant must be born on or after January 1, 1981; 
- Applicant must: be a naturalized citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the United States; be a holder of an H1B or O-1 visa and have been living and working in the United States for at least 5 years; or have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); 
- Applicant must have earned a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent); 
- Applicant must hold a full-time position at an academic institution or other organization. Eligible positions include the following: assistant or associate professor, or equivalent independent position. The applicant must be directly responsible for the design and execution of the work submitted for consideration. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working under the supervision of a mentor are not eligible; 
- Applicant must intend to pursue a professional career in the United States; 
- Applicant must not be a past winner of the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise.


Full Proposal Due – June 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM (Eastern)

The Vilcek Foundation will award prizes to foreign-born writers who have demonstrated outstanding achievement early in their careers. Eligible genres include fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Eligibility
- Applicant must have been born outside the United States; 
- Applicant must be born on or after January 1, 1981; 
- Applicant must: be a naturalized citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the United States; be a holder of an H1B or O-1 visa and have been living and working in the United States for at least 5 years; or have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); 
- Applicant must not be enrolled as a full-time student; 
- Applicant must have published at least one full-length book (not self-published); 
- Applicant must intend to pursue a professional career in the United States; 
- Applicant must not be a past winner of the Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise.

Full Proposal Due – June 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM (Eastern)
Proposal Services & Faculty Support
844-5929 / c ls0071@auburn.edu