Vice President for Research
Proposal Services & Faculty Support
October Funding Focus Newsletter #3
Limited Submission Announcements
The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) offers researchers the opportunity to transform new knowledge into societal benefits through translational research and technology development efforts which catalyze partnerships to accelerate innovations that address significant societal needs. 

PFI has six broad goals: (1) identifying and supporting Foundation-sponsored research and technologies that have the potential for accelerated commercialization; (2) supporting prior or current Foundation-sponsored researchers, institutions of higher education, and non-profit organizations that partner with an institution of higher education to undertake proof-of-concept work, including the development of technology prototypes that are derived from NSF-funded research and have potential market value; (3) promoting sustainable partnerships between Foundation-funded institutions, industry, and other organizations within academia and the private sector with the purpose of accelerating the transfer of technology; (4) developing multi-disciplinary innovation ecosystems which involve and are responsive to the specific needs of academia and industry; (5) catalyzing professional development activities, mentoring, and best practices in entrepreneurship and technology translation for faculty, students and researchers; and (6) expanding the participation ofwomen and individuals from underrepresented groups in innovation, technology translation, and entrepreneurship. 
Institutional Limit: 2 Proposals
Internal Deadline: November 6, 2018, 4:45pm
The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeksproposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master's and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. 

The program is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. For FY2018, proposals are requested in any interdisciplinary research theme of national priority, with special emphasis on two high priority areas: (1) Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) and (2) Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS). HDR is expected to continue as a priority research area for FY2019 and FY2020 competitions, along with a new priority area to be announced in 2018. 

The NRT program addresses workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. Strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic partners are encouraged. NRT especially welcomes proposals that will pair well with the efforts of NSF INCLUDES to develop STEM talent from all sectors and groups in our society. Collaborations are encouraged between NRT proposals and existing NSF INCLUDES projects, provided the collaboration strengthens both projects.
Institutional Limit: 2 Proposals
Internal Deadline: November 6, 2018, 4:45pm
2018 NIH Peer Review Workshop: Overview, Tips and Resources for Development of Grant Proposals

The Auburn University Office of The Vice President for Research (OVPR) and Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP) invite you to a 1/2 day event highlighting NIH Programs facilitated by NIH Program Officers and Administrators. This event will include a choice between two sessions: The NIH Fellowship and R01 programs (including training, clinical and diversity grants) and the NIH SBIR Program.
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Location: Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center
Registration is required in order to meet spacing limitations. Note that registration closes on Friday, October 26, 2018. Please click here to register.
Deadline: December 3, 2018 4pm EST
The NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant Program supports research and data-driven pilot programs designed to enhance student-athlete psychosocial well-being and mental health. In 2019, the NCAA will award $100,000 in grants to member institutions (awards total $25,000/each) that are designing data-informed resources or piloting on-campus programs aimed at enhancing the well-being of NCAA student-athletes. Grant recipients will be invited to present their work to hundreds of key stakeholders in intercollegiate athletics in January 2020 at the NCAA Convention in Anaheim, California.
The goal of the program is to substantially increase collaborative contacts between accomplished, active mathematicians in the United States, who do not otherwise have access to funding that allows support for travel and visitors. Awards will be based on the quality and significance of the applicant's previous research and the likely impact the collaboration will have both for the applicant and the applicant's graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows.
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