Vice President for Research & Economic Development
Proposal Services & Faculty Support
July Funding Focus Newsletter #3
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

This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM) in-service and pre-service teachers, full-time community college faculty, and university faculty and students to enhance the scientific disciplinary knowledge and capacity of the STEM teachers and/or community college faculty through participation inauthentic summer research experiences with engineering and computer science faculty researchers. The research projects and experiences all revolve around a focused research area related to engineering and/or computer science that will provide a common cohort experience to the participating educators. The K-12 STEM teachers and/or full-time community college faculty also translate their research experiences and new scientific knowledge into their classroom activities and curricula.

This announcement features two mechanisms for support of in-service and pre-service K-12 STEM teachers and full-time community college faculty: (1) RET supplements to ongoing ENG and CISE awards and (2) new RET Site awards. RET supplements may be included outside this solicitation in proposals for new or renewed ENG and CISE grants or as supplements to ongoing ENG- and CISE-funded projects. RET in Engineering and Computer Science Sites, through this solicitation, are based on independent proposals from engineering and/or computer and/or information science departments, schools or colleges to initiate and conduct research participation projects for K-12 STEM teachers and/or full-time community college faculty.  

Institutional Limit: 3 Proposals
Internal Deadline: August 9, 2019, 4:45pm
IMPORTANT UPDATES AND EVENTS

A Sample of Questions to Inform Development of the National Research Strategy:
  1. How can we improve our ability to identify individual veterans and groups of veterans at greater risk of suicide?
  2. How can we develop and improve individual interventions that increase overall veteran quality of life and decrease the veteran suicide rate?
  3. How can we develop strategies to better ensure the latest research discoveries are translated into practical applications and implemented quickly?
  4. How best to establish relevant data-sharing protocols across Federal partners that align with community partners?
  5. How should we draw upon technology to capture and use health data from non-clinical settings to advance behavioral and mental health research to the extent practicable?
  6. How can we improve coordination among research efforts, prevent unnecessarily duplicative efforts, identify barriers to or gaps in research, and facilitate opportunities for improved consolidation, integration, and alignment?
  7. How can we develop a public-private partnership model to foster collaborative, innovative, and effective research that accelerates these efforts?
  8. Please provide any additional information not addressed by previous questions that is crucial to the creation, implementation, and success of a National Research Strategy to improve the coordination, monitoring, benchmarking, and execution of public- and private-sector research related to the factors that contribute to service member and veteran suicide.


Deadline to Submit: August 5, 2019
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.




If you have any questions, need additional information or would like to be contacted when material is finalized please contact Rusty Arnold at rda0007@auburn.edu .
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The goal of the program is to accelerate advances in fundamental and translational research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to understand the mechanisms underlying the etiology and pathogenesis as well as innovative approaches to better diagnose, prevent or delay the progress of the disease. Preference is made for exciting pilot projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. Typically, these awards are made to more established investigators who are proposing particularly innovative research.

The standard award provides significant funding ($100,000/year for three years) for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but are often required to demonstrate additional, significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies. 

Full Proposal Due – November 4, 2019 (5pm Eastern)
The goal of the program is to accelerate advances in fundamental and translational research on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to understand the mechanisms underlying the etiology and pathogenesis as well as innovative approaches to better diagnose, prevent or delay the progress of the disease. Preference is made for exciting pilot projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. Typically, these awards are made to early stage investigators.

Postdoctoral fellowship awards are intended for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. These awards fund projects ($100,000/year for two years) in an established laboratory that will serve as the basis for the applicant's own independent research career.

Full Proposal Due – November 4, 2019 (5pm Eastern)
Preference is made for exciting pilot projects that would not, at their present stage, be competitive for large government or industry awards. Please note that applicants to the NGR program are encouraged to apply for funding to create tools that would benefit all investigators in the field, including animal models of disease, or cell lines. While prior awardees are welcome to submit new proposals following the conclusion of the previously-sponsored project, the new proposals should not be extensions of the prior project. Additionally, Postdoctoral Fellows may be listed as Co-Principal Investigator. 

Full Proposal Due – November 8, 2019 (5pm Eastern)
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