Vice President for Research
Proposal Services & Faculty Support
July 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 goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to advance the field of population dynamics research by increasing research impact, innovation, and productivity; developing junior scientists; and maximizing the efficiency of research support.

For new applications, requested annual direct costs may not exceed $200,000 or the amount of annual support (direct costs) the center receives from outside the applicant institution for population dynamics research and training, whichever is lower. 

For renewal applications, requested annual direct costs may not exceed $500,000 or the amount of annual support (direct costs) the center receives from outside the applicant institution for population dynamics research and training, whichever is lower. In addition, the requested annual increase may not exceed $125,000 of the prior competitive award. 

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years. 

Institutional Limit: 1 Proposal
Internal Deadline: August 30, 2019, 5pm
Calling all faculty/staff/students working in the areas of biological, chemical, biotechnology, engineering, animal health, human health, pharmaceutical, pharmacological or biomedical sciences:
Save the Date!

What : The 2019 NanoBio Summit
Where : Embassy Suites by Hilton, Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park.
When Sept 5 & 6 th , 2019   (arrival on 4 th , planning meeting on 4 th )

The NanoBio Summit aims to provide an opportunity for leading nanotechnology and nanomedicine researchers, scientists, engineers and students to participate and showcase their research findings. There will be an ample opportunity to network with scientists working in the nanomedicine field to form long-term research collaborations. The ultimate goal is to form long lasting collaborations with research institutions and R&D collaborations and commercialization with private industries. Several scientific companies will also participate as exhibitors.

The registration website and speaker lists are being finalized and should be available in the next couple of weeks. If you have any questions, need additional information or would like to be contacted when material is finalized please contact Rusty Arnold at [email protected] .

There are only a few spots left!

The Office of Proposal Services and Faculty Support is hosting an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)-sponsored Workshop for faculty in all disciplines.The one-half day workshop, which enhances public education and outreach skills, helps to provide faculty members with the tools to effectively communicate complex information to journalists, policymakers, and the public, was launched at the 2008 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston and has since provided more than 220 workshops for over 7,000 attendees at universities, science society meetings, and government agency labs in the US and abroad. We are excited to bring the Workshop to Auburn University.

There are 50 total seats 10 seats waiting to be filled. Respondents after the first 50 are encouraged to join a waitlist.

Registration closes this Friday, July 19, 2019.

As there are limited seats, please email Chase Schaum at [email protected] in the event you are no longer able to attend after you have registered.

When: August 9, 2019
Where: School of Nursing, Lecture Hall 1145
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch will be served from 11:00am - 12:00pm
Enduring Hearts’ Scientific Advisory Committee seeks to fund projects up to 2 years and $300,000 with an optional third year based on progress that has a combination of the best science, innovation, and potential for clinical impact. Specific areas of research requested for the current proposal include:

1. Increasing donor availability
  • Increasing pediatric organ donation rates
  • Expanding use of donation after circulatory death (DCD) 
2. Improving donor quality
  • Improving donor management
  • Ex-vivo perfusion and new technologies
  • Novel preservation strategies
3. Improving utilization and acceptance of potentially usable pediatric donor hearts
  • Improving evidence of pediatric-specific donor co-morbidities
  • Improving utilization of high-risk or marginal donors
  • Projects addressing the impact of regulatory oversight on donor acceptance
4. Improving donor-to-recipient matching
  • Strategies surrounding recipient sensitization
  • Novel techniques for donor-to-recipient size matching 

Letter of Intent Due – August 15, 2019
The Program is intended to provide research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments, and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science. 

Projects proposed for the BYI program should be truly innovative, high-risk, and show promise for contributing to significant advances in chemistry and the life sciences. They should represent a departure from current research directions rather than an extension or expansion of existing programs. Proposed research that cuts across traditional boundaries of scientific disciplines is encouraged. Proposals that open new avenues of research in chemistry and life sciences by fostering the invention of methods, instruments and materials will be given additional consideration. 

The BYI program is open to those within the first three years of a tenure-track position, or an equivalent independent research appointment, at a United States academic or non-profit institution that conducts research in chemical and life sciences. 

The BYI program is intended to provide funding to individuals with minimal or no external or internal funding from parent or other organizations. Proposals that have substantial funding will not be considered for the BYI award. 

Letter of Intent Due – August 9, 2019 (5pm Pacific)
The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. It strives especially to promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between the Japanese and American academic and professional communities committed to and trained for advancing global understanding and problem solving. 

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences and related disciplines relevant to any one or any combination of the four themes below. 

1) Threats to Personal, Societal, and International Security 
2) Growth and Sustainable Development 
3) Social, Scientific, and Cultural Trends and Transformations 
4) Governance, Empowerment, and Participation 

Letter of Intent Due – September 1, 2019 (5pm Eastern)
Proposal Services & Faculty Support
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