Vice President for Research
Proposal Services & Faculty Support
June Funding Focus Newsletter #1
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 NIH Director's Early Independence Award supports exceptional investigators who wish to pursue independent research essentially after completion of their terminal doctoral/research degree or end of post-graduate clinical training, thereby forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period and accelerating their entry into an independent research career. For the program to support the best possible researchers and research, applications are sought which reflect the full diversity of the research workforce. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and from the full spectrum of eligible institutions in all geographic locations are strongly encouraged to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement. In addition, applications in all topics relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome, including, but not limited to, topics in the behavioral, social, biomedical, applied, and formal sciences and topics that may involve basic, translational, or clinical research. The NIH Director's Early Independence Award is a component of the High-Risk, High-Reward Research program of the NIH Common Fund. 

Institutional Limit: 2 Proposals
Internal Deadline: June 14, 2019, 4:45pm

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIGMS R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation's biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To this end, this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12), pre-service and in-service teachers (Teachers) and students from underserved communities with a focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development and Outreach. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the SEPA Scientific/Research Contact to be advised on the appropriateness of the intended P-12 STEM or ISE project for SEPA program objectives and the priorities of the NIGMS. 

Institutional Limit: 1 Proposal
Internal Deadline: June 14, 2019, 4:45pm
IMPORTANT UPDATES AND EVENTS

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 seats available. Respondents after the first 50 are encouraged to join a waitlist.

Registration closes July 19, 2019.

As there are limited seats, please email Chase Schaum at cls0071@auburn.edu 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
Special Consideration for Compensation in NSF Proposals

As a general policy, NSF limits the salary compensation requested in the proposal budget for senior personnel to no more than two months of their regular salary in any one year. (See Exhibit II-7 of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide for the definitions of Senior Personnel.) It is the organization's responsibility to define and consistently apply the term "year", and to specify this definition in the budget justification. This limit includes salary compensation received from all NSF-funded grants. This effort must be documented in accordance with 2 CFR § 200, Subpart E, including 2 CFR § 200.430(i). If anticipated, any compensation for such personnel in excess of two months must be disclosed in the proposal budget, justified in the budget justification, and must be specifically approved by NSF in the award notice budget.
  • For AU’s purposes, the following will be the statement to include in all NSF budget justifications: “Auburn University defines the term “year” as its fiscal year: October 1 – September 30. “
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 )


Note, this is an annual event, AU hosted in 2016.

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 rda0007@auburn.edu .

NEH Summer Stipend Application Information

  • Auburn University can nominate two applicants for NEH Summer 2020 Stipends
  • Summer Stipends carry an award of $6000 for scholarly projects including books, articles, digital materials, translations, editions and other scholarly resources.
  • Note that the 2019 solicitation is still pending; however, applicants should still read the 2018 NEH guidelines carefully and submit an electronic copy of a polished draft of the NEH application form to the Auburn NEH Committee by the deadline: 5:00 p.m., 1 July 2019.
  • The application is composed of:
  • The cover sheet
  • 3-page narrative
  • 1 page bibliography (which should demonstrate preparation for the project)
  • 2-page resume (in editing the full resume, proof of competence for the project should be a priority)
  • Appendices if relevant
  • Submit applications to pkrb@auburn.edu. The committee will make its selections after that and will work with the selected nominees to refine their proposals by 16 August. The NEH deadline is 25 September 2019. NEH accepts applications only from those nominated by their university or organization.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The Large Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets ranging from $125,000 up through $500,000 for projects ranging from one to five years. This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research that is relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in education. 
We value work that fosters creative and open-minded scholarship, engages in deep inquiry, and examines robust questions related to education. To this end, this program supports proposals with multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both domestically and internationally, and from scholars at various stages in their career. We seek to support scholarship that develops new foundational knowledge that may also have a lasting impact on policy-making, practice, or educational discourse.  

Proposals to the Research Grants on Education program must be for academic research projects that aim to study education. Proposals for activities other than research, or proposals for research studies focused on areas other than education, are not eligible.

PIs and Co-PIs may not submit more than one application for a given deadline in this program.

Intent to Apply Due – June 20, 2019
The Small Research Grants on Education Program supports education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived, with budgets up to $50,000 for projects ranging from one to five years.

This program is “field-initiated” in that proposal submissions are not in response to a specific request for a particular research topic, discipline, design, or method. Our goal for this program is to support rigorous, intellectually ambitious and technically sound research. We recognize that learning occurs across the life course as well as across settings—from the classroom to the workplace, to family and community contexts and even onto the playing field—any of which may, in the right circumstance, provide the basis for rewarding study that makes significant contributions to the field. We value work that fosters creative and open-minded scholarship, engages in deep inquiry, and examines robust questions related to education. To this end, this program supports proposals from multiple disciplinary and methodological perspectives, both domestically and internationally, from scholars at various stages in their career. We anticipate that proposals will span a wide range of topics and disciplines that innovatively investigate questions central to education, including for example education, anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, economics, history, or neuroscience, amongst others.

Proposals to the Research Grants on Education program must be for academic research projects that aim to study education. Proposals for activities other than research, or proposals for research studies focused on areas other than education, are not eligible.

PIs and Co-PIs may not submit more than one application for a given deadline in this program.
 
Proposal Due – July 1, 2019, 2:00pm
Proposal Services & Faculty Support
844-5929 / c ls0071@auburn.edu