Vice President for Research & Economic Development
Proposal Services & Faculty Support
October Funding Focus Newsletter #3
Delivering on the Growth Agenda: Strategies for Funding and Supporting the Research Enterprise
November 8th, 2017 10-11:30 AM
There is no shortage of challenges for the research enterprise as federal funding stagnates and universities seek to grow. To achieve ambitious growth goals, research leadership must focus on a new set of priorities that include communicating the value of research more broadly, effectively seeking out new sources of funding, and increasingly going after bigger bet research projects. This presentation will offer an overview of the current funding landscape and high-level strategies for research offices to execute on these priorities. We invite faculty and staff to join us on November 8th from 10:00 - 11:30am in Comer 207 for this session which will be led by Ingrid Lund, Practice Manager for the University Research Forum of the Education Advisory Board (EAB). Questions regarding this event can be directed to Tony Ventimiglia (
IGP Application Deadline is November 10th, 4:45pm
The Intramural Grants Program (IGP) is a comprehensive and coordinated competitive grant program that is committed to the advancement of knowledge through basic and applied research, to the enrichment of society through creative initiatives, to promoting faculty research in all disciplines, and recognizing that scholarly activity can take different forms across disciplines. It is designed to support faculty in becoming competitive in securing external funding and sponsorship. Supported projects are expected to result in appropriate scholarly products that will increase the national and international recognition of the awardees, their programs, and the university. New this year: A Cyber Research Grant (Cyber) is offered with additional funding in conjunction with the IGP.
ORAU – Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs for Undergrad / Graduates- Spring and Summer 2018
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking applications for graduate and undergraduate students to participate in ORNL’s Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Programs for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018. The programs is designed to train the next generation of nuclear scientists by maximizing the abilities of students through cooperative research with mentors at a national laboratory and increasing research opportunities. While attending the program, students will enrich their laboratory experience by attending lectures and seminars; network with laboratory research staff and fellow students; and take technical tours of ORNL facilities. 
Applications for the Spring 2018 Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Program are due January 6, 2018. For additional information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit
Applications for the Summer 2018 Nuclear Engineering Science Laboratory Synthesis Program are due February 28, 2018. For additional information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, please visit
For any questions, please contact
Limited Submission Announcement
Internal deadline, November 10, 2017 by 4:45pm
Required LOI Due to Agency: November 27, 2017
RII Track-2 FEC builds interjurisdictional collaborative teams of  EPSCoR investigators in scientific focus areas consistent with NSF priorities. Projects are investigator-driven and must include researchers from at least two RII-eligible jurisdictions with complementary expertise and resources necessary to tackle those projects, which neither party could address as well or rapidly alone. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research and education activities should seek to broaden participation through the strategic inclusion and integration of different types of individuals, institutions, and sectors throughout the project. Proposals must describe a comprehensive and integrated vision to drive discovery and build sustainable STEM capacity that exemplifies diversity of all types (individual, institutional, geographic, and disciplinary). The development of diverse early-career faculty is a critical component of this sustainable STEM capacity. For FY 2018, RII Track-2 FEC proposals are invited on a single topic: "Understanding the relationship between genome and phenome". 
Funding Announcements
Applicant webinar: November 2, 2017 2:30 CST 2-3PM
Participants can use their telephone or computer mic & speakers (VoIP).
Call-in number: +1 (631) 992-3221
Attendee Access Code (muted): 909-821-442
Audio Pin: Shown after joining the webinar

Must Register PRIOR to Webinar

Concept Paper Deadline 11/21/2017 5pm ET
Full Applications: 1/18/2018 5pm ET
The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses.

Franklin grants are made for noncommercial research. They are not intended to meet the expenses of attending conferences or the costs of publication. The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution, and grant funds are not to be used to pay income tax on the award. Grants will not be made to replace salary during a leave of absence or earnings from summer teaching; pay living expenses while working at home; cover the costs of consultants or research assistants; or purchase permanent equipment such as computers, cameras, tape recorders, or laboratory apparatus.
Proposal Services & Faculty Support