Vice President for Research & Economic Development
Proposal Services & Faculty Support
December Funding Focus Newsletter #1
Presidential Awards for Interdisciplinary Research (PAIR)
open forums hosted by the Vice President for Research & Economic Development will take place the morning of January 16 & the afternoon of January 22. Locations & times are TBD.
The Auburn University Research & Economic Development Advisory Board Advancement of Research and Scholarship Achievement Award (Phase 1) Application period closes December 22, 2017.
The intent of the Research and Scholarship Achievement Award is to recognize high quality, competitive, research and scholarly activity that exemplifies and advances Auburn’s research and scholarship mission. This award is recognized as Auburn’s most prestigious research and scholarship award and provides up to $25,000 in support. For program details and to apply, click below.
NSF EPSCoR day long 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 NSF funding for your faculty. We encourage attendance not only from Alabama EPSCoR institutions but also from primarily undergraduate student institutions across the state. This will be a great way to learn about proposal writing while networking with colleagues. 
Registration is required $25 for faculty, $10 for students.
Limited Submission Announcement
Limitation: 1 per institution
Internal deadline: Open until filled
Nominations due: February 8, 2018
The awards program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. The program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. 
Limitation: 3 per institution
Internal deadline: January 5, 2018 4:45pm
Nominations due: March 13, 2018
RII Track-4 provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation's premier private, governmental, or academic research centers. During these visits, the EPSCoR Research Fellows will be able to learn new techniques, develop new collaborations or advance existing partnerships, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and/or shift their research toward potentially transformative new directions. The experiences gained through the fellowships are intended to have lasting impacts that will enhance the Fellows' research trajectories well beyond the award period. These benefits to the Fellows are also expected to in turn improve the research capacity of their institutions and jurisdictions more broadly. Those submitting proposals must either hold a non-tenured faculty appointment at an institution of higher education or an early-career career-track appointment at an eligible non-degree-granting institution. 
Proposal Services & Faculty Support