Vice President for Research & Economic Development
Proposal Services & Faculty Support
February Funding Focus Newsletter #1
What is a Limited Submission?
A limited submission solicitation (RFA, RFP, etc.) places a cap on the number of proposals that Auburn may submit to a sponsor. Auburn coordinates 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 Breast Cancer Alliance invites clinical doctors and research scientists at any stage of their careers whose primary focus is breast cancer to apply for an Exceptional Project Grant. This award recognizes creative, unique and innovative research and is open to applicants at institutions throughout the contiguous United States. This is a one year grant for a total of $100,000.

Prior to submission of a formal grant proposal, a one-page Letter of Intent (LOI) and a separate CV is required for the internal competition. The LOI must contain the applicant’s name, job title and institution at the top of the page, and the applicant’s contact information. The document should state the project title and hypothesis, outline the research aim(s) and methods, and include a brief discussion of the project’s potential impact. The CV should be in the current NIH biosketch format.

As no LOI is required for the Young Investigator Grants, the internal competition will be released later in the year.

Please note that the application for this internal competition differs from the standard.

Institutional Limit: 2 Letters of Intent
Internal Deadline: February 21, 2020, 4:45pm

The Office of Proposal Services & Faculty Support has pulled together and highlighted information about SciENcv in an effort to assist AU’s research community. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact your Contract Administrator or College-level Designee.

Full Instructions can be found at:

Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae (SciENcv) is a new electronic system that helps researchers assemble the professional information needed for participation in federally funded research. SciENcv gathers and compiles information on expertise, employment, education and professional accomplishments. Researchers can use SciENcv to create and maintain biosketches that are submitted with grant applications and annual reports. SciENcv allows researchers to describe and highlight their scientific contributions in their own words.

What SciENcv does:
  • Eliminates the need to repeatedly enter biosketch information
  • Reduces the administrative burden associated with federal grant submission and reporting requirements
  • Provides access to a researcher-claimed data repository with information on expertise, employment, education, and professional accomplishments
  • Allows researchers to describe their scientific contributions in their own language

In order to provide resources for faculty and staff, Auburn University has partnered with Hanover Research for a number of grant development solutions including: Pre-proposal Support; Proposal Development; and Capacity Building. Their full-service grant development solutions are available to set goals, build strategies to achieve key grantseeking objectives, and develop grant proposals that are well-planned, researched, and written. For information regarding Hanover’s core capabilities and project time lines,   click here .

ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) is a non-profit registry of permanent researcher identifiers and their research products. Most scholars have run into issues with name ambiguity at one time or another, whether searching for articles by an author with a common name, authors who published under different variants of their name (including in other languages), or who changed their name. Sometimes even subtle changes, like whether you include a middle initial, can impact the ease with which scholars can find your work. ORCID aims to solve this problem by providing researchers with a unique ID (like a social security number for your scholarship).
ORCID's services are publisher-neutral and intended for scholars in any discipline, type of organization, or geographic location. You can include many forms of scholarship, from multimedia projects to patents to translations.

Auburn University and the Harrison School of Pharmacy will host the inaugural Center for Neuroscience Initiative Retreat, Feb. 28 at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center.

Industry and academic professionals from the neuroscience field or those working with diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinsons, Tay-Sachs, PTSD, ADHD, and others are encouraged to attend this one-day retreat that will feature leaders in the field from around the country.

Along with speakers and poster presentations, the day will cap off with a banquet and awards presentation with featured speaker Walt Woltosz.

Where: The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center
When: February 28th

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Fundamental Physics Innovation Awards hope to stimulate ideas on innovative ways in which emerging technologies can be used to address pressing problems in the physics of fundamental particles and interactions. The awards support a variety of ways to bring people together to discuss and collaborate on ideas to advance this area of research, as described in the  Scientific Scope .
APS is working with the Moore Foundation to offer these awards. Funding is available in three categories:
Lectureship Awards
Lectureship Awards support visits that enable seminars and exchanges of ideas.
Visitor Awards
Visitor Awards support extended visits between researchers to learn, develop, and share techniques or scientific approaches.
$5,000 to $10,000
Convening Awards
Convening Awards support small scientific meetings to generate or build on ideas within the community.
$25,000 to $75,000

Applications may be submitted any time throughout the year, but are reviewed on a cyclic basis.
Review Cycle Deadlines:
March 15, July 15, November 15
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