Vice President for Research
Proposal Services & Faculty Support
May 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 HHMI Inclusive Excellence initiative challenges U.S. colleges and universities to substantially and sustainably increase their capacity for inclusion of all students, especially those students who belong to groups underrepresented in science. Each school in the community will commit to learning through reflection, sharing what is being learned, listening to feedback, and supporting other members of the community. 

IE3 community participants have multiple opportunities to learn from one another, engage in professional development activities, and explore areas of interest to support their work. This takes place through (i) annual IE community meetings at HHMI; (ii) smaller, regional gatherings of Peer Implementation Clusters (PICs); and (iii) via an online listserv for Program Directors. HHMI provides additional funds to support annual gatherings of PICS. Finally, HHMI gives grantees an opportunity each year to communicate and share their reflections on their ongoing lessons learned and where necessary, recalibrate approaches. 

IE institutions have the opportunity to present their work to a network of higher education stakeholders committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in science through national conferences and other gatherings. 

Institutional Limit: 1 Proposal
Internal Deadline: May 29, 2019, 4:45pm

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is America's flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. In FY 2019 and FY 2020, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the AFRI's Education and Workforce Development (EWD) Program areas to support: 
  • professional development opportunities for K-14 educational professionals; 
  • workforce training at community, junior, and technical colleges; 
  • training of undergraduate students in research and extension; and 
  • fellowships for predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral scholars. 

Institutional Limit: 3 Proposal
Internal Deadline: May 29, 2019, 4:45pm
Save the Date!

Communicating Science Workshop

The Offices of the Vice President for Research and Proposal Services and Faculty Support invite you to join your colleagues for an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Communicating Science workshop specifically designed to help you plan and participate in a wide variety of public engagement activities. The half-day workshop focuses on the importance of effective, two-way communication and is designed to enable you to engage in meaningful, reciprocal dialogue with diverse audiences. The program 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 about bringing the Workshop to Auburn University for faculty in all disciplines.

When: August 9, 2019
Where: School of Nursing, Lecture Hall 1160
Registration and Time: More information to follow

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.
  • Applicants should read the 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 official form is available here. will be available on the NEH Summer Stipends website on 15 May.
  • 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 [email protected]. 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.
Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects at different stages throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this program, leading to innovative work that can scale to enhance scholarly research, teaching, and public programming in the humanities. 

Proposals are welcome for digital initiatives in any area of the humanities. 

Through a special partnership with NEH and pending the availability of appropriated funds, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) anticipates providing additional funding to this program to encourage innovative collaborations between museum or library professionals and humanities professionals to advance preservation of, access to, use of, and engagement with digital collections and services. IMLS and NEH may jointly fund some DHAG projects that involve collaborations with museums and/or libraries. 

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants may involve 
- creating or enhancing experimental, computationally-based methods, techniques, or 
infrastructure that contribute to the humanities; 
- pursuing scholarship that examines the history, criticism, and philosophy of digital culture and its impact on society; or 
- conducting evaluative studies that investigate the practices and the impact of digital scholarship on research, pedagogy, scholarly communication, and public engagement. 

Application Due – June 19, 2019
Proposal Services & Faculty Support
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