November 2, 2022

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Biology Integration Institutes

The National Science Foundation’s Biology Integration Institutes supports diverse and collaborative teams of researchers investigating questions that span multiple disciplines within and beyond biology. The goal is to stimulate creative integration of disparate fields using innovative experimental, theoretical and modeling approaches to discover underlying principles operating across multiple levels of life.

Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems Program

The National Science Foundation’s Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems Program supports innovative research in circuit and system hardware and signal processing techniques. CCSS also supports system and network architectures for communications and sensing to enable the next-generation cyber-physical systems, or CPS, that leverage computation, communication and sensing integrated with physical domains.



Do you have questions about K-State's Game-changing Research Initiation Program? Read frequently asked questions on the GRIP website.

K-State events and announcements

DARPA Forward

DARPA Forward is taking national security innovation on the road. 

From August to December 2022, six regional events held at leading research and development universities nationwide will connect Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency leaders with new communities of talent and partnerships. The ultimate goal: to energize regional and national innovation ecosystems, fuel breakthroughs in national security and help deliver the U.S. technological advantage. 

Virtual events will be hosted by the Sunderland Foundation Innovation Lab. Upcoming events will be held:

  • November 15-16.
  • December 13-14. 

For more information or directions, please contact Jeffrey Sheldon

CNAP COBRE Center soliciting proposals for pilot grant programs

The CNAP COBRE center at Kansas State University is soliciting applications for pilot grants that will begin on June 1, 2023. The grants are open to all faculty with appointments at higher education institutions within the state of Kansas, although early and mid-career faculty will be prioritized for funding.

Proposed pilot grants should seek to enhance neuroscience research in the state of Kansas and/or fit within CNAP’s theme of cognitive and neural plasticity. The center funds basic, translational and clinical research in humans and animals from a wide range of disciplines (e.g., animal behavior, biology, pharmacology, veterinary medicine, cognitive science, human factors, kinesiology, human nutrition, computer science and engineering).

Applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of intent by 5 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Feb.1, 2023. This is highly recommended to ensure that your grant can be reviewed in a timely manner. Applications should be submitted by the applicant’s research office and are due by 5 p.m. CST on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

External events and announcements

Halo Partnering Opportunities

Halo has two exciting webinars with industry partners PepsiCo and Bayer to discuss their research opportunities and directly answer questions from researchers. 

Halo is a technology platform and network where scientific innovators connect directly with companies for research collaborations and funding opportunities.

Innovation Corps Pilot Overview Webinar

11 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 3

A second webinar about the NASA Innovation Corps Pilot will occur on Thursday, November 3 at 11 a.m.


The webinar will:

  1. Provide an overview of the NASA I-Corps Pilot.
  2. Describe the proposal process and requirements.
  3. Allow for webinar attendees to submit questions.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to the NASA I-Corps Pilot Point of Contact and the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Program Director, Ruth Shuman. 


Proposals may be submitted at any time through March 29, 2023, but applications will be reviewed in intervals on the following dates: Nov. 17, 2022; and Jan 20, 2023. 


Register for the webinar.

Request for Applications

KL2 Mentored Career Development Award

Key dates

Letters of Intent due: November 11, 2022

Full Applications due: January 30, 2023

Summer 2023 Appointment

Anticipated start date: July 1, 2023

Program summary

Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Kansas invites applicants from all Frontiers partner institutions to apply to the Frontiers Clinical and Translational Research KL2 Mentored Career Development Award. The KL2 award is specifically designed to foster the development of junior investigators interested in conducting groundbreaking clinical and translational research. Frontiers is wholly committed to attracting and welcoming diverse early-stage researchers to its institutions. Researchers from underrepresented communities in academia are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program benefits

  • Salary support for up to 75% protected time dedicated to clinical and translational research.
  • Two years of training in a collaborative, supportive environment Intensive mentored research experience.
  • Formal training in clinical and translational research.
  • About $20,000 per year in research funds.
  • Assistance toward securing independent funding by the end of year 2.

Interested applicants should submit the following documents on the Frontiers website

The committee will notify individuals by December 2, 2022, to submit full applications.

Questions regarding the application process can be sent to Tresza Hutcheson at

NSF-NSTC Workshop on Advanced Chip Engineering Design and Fabrication

6-9:30 p.m.

Nov. 14 and Nov 22

A two-part virtual workshop on November 14 and November 22, organized by the American Society for Engineering Education, or ASEE, will help researchers understand the Advanced Chip Engineering Design and Fabrication, or ACED Fab, program and encourage collaborations between researchers in the U.S. and Taiwan in semiconductor science and technology.

Registration for this free workshop is open through November 14. Register for one or both sessions and get additional details

NSF DBI Virtual Office Hours: Broadening Participation Programs

2-3 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Please join the Division of Biological Infrastructure for their monthly Virtual Office Hour. Program Officers will introduce programs focused on broadening participation, including Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates in Biological Sciences, or RaMP, Research Coordination Networks for Undergraduate Biology Education, or RCN-UBE, and Building Research Capacity of New Faculty in Biology, or BRC-BIO, and discuss recent updates to the relevant solicitations. They will also provide tips on how to write great RaMP, RCN-UBE, and BRC-BIO proposals. It is an opportunity to raise questions and communicate directly with program officers in your field.

Please register in advance for the webinar.

There will be a 30-minute presentation, followed by an open Q&A session with Program Officers.

Fall 2022 NSF Virtual Grants Conference – Save the date

Save the Date! Join the National Science Foundation for the Fall 2022 NSF Virtual Grants Conference, to be held during the week of November 14-17, 2022.


Registration will be free of charge. NSF anticipates that the sessions will reach capacity very quickly, so you are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Be on the lookout for our Registration is Open email, which will provide the registration links and details for this event.

If you have any logistical questions about this virtual conference, please contact


1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov .17

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Ascending Postdoctoral Research Fellowship NSF 23-501 has been scheduled for 1:30-3:30 p.m. on November 17. 

NSF IIS Office Hours: Open Question and Answer; Ask Anything IIS-related


Thursday, Nov. 17

During this office hour, the Division Director and Deputy Division Director will answer audience IIS-related questions. The IIS Office Hours are for researchers interested in learning about programs and policies in the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, or IIS, in the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate, or CISE, at NSF. Office Hours are designed to give current and potential investigators a window into IIS. Attendance at office hours is voluntary and designed to help investigators gain information that can help them strengthen their proposals. Short summaries will be posted after each session. Sessions will be closed-captioned.

Register in advance for this webinar.

Frontiers Professional Development Opportunity

Frontiers is currently looking for speakers for the next Frontiers Informatics Meetup and would be honored if you would like to sign up to give a presentation.


or visit  Frontiers Informatics SharePoint Site

The Frontiers Informatics Meetups are designed to engage researchers around the greater Kansas City area with a common interest in data-driven clinical informatics research. 

"Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute (KU CTSI) informatics provides capabilities and expertise for clinical investigators/researchers and other health professionals in software engineering, data warehousing, integrating research and recruitment within Epic, data management and administration of clinical trial and electronic data capture systems. Frontiers works with internal and external partners for consultation, training and access to tools enabling research data collection. 

The next meetup is 4-6 p.m. Dec. 15 

Join by Zoom meeting

Learn more about Frontiers Informatics.

Please register to attend each Frontiers Informatics Meetup. 

21st Annual K-INBRE Symposium

Saturday, Jan.14-Sunday Jan.15, 2023

Overland Park Sheraton Hotel

Overland Park, KS

The annual symposium is back in person, bringing together students, faculty and staff from 10 universities in Kansas and Oklahoma.


Register by December 1.

Submit abstracts by December 1.


Symposium Schedule

Important Info 


Please contact Heiata Chapman or Clare Frantz with any questions.

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Job openings in the OVPR

Communications & Marketing Specialist

The Communications and Marketing Specialist is primarily responsible for supporting the marketing and communications efforts of various K-State Innovation Partners initiatives including, but not limited to, the K-State Innovation Partners technology licensing, corporate engagement, entrepreneurship, economic development and Knowledge Based Economic Development partnership activities. The specialist works closely with the Chief Corporate Engagement and Economic Development Officer and Innovation Partners Leadership Team to design a wide range of media including flyers, brochures, posters, reports, presentations, videos, and designs for web-based publications. This position will also work closely with the Office of the Vice President for Research Director of Strategic Research Communications to ensure alignment with the OVPR communications strategies. The specialist will also lead Innovation Partners’ social media strategy and implementation, and draft press releases and other communications.

Learn more and apply.

Senior Computer Systems Specialist

This position does typical hardware and software support and also oversees the cloud-based tools that are extensively used across the OVPR and University. It provides strategic value on business continuity by maintaining existing systems while identifying potential new software solutions. This position is instrumental in the development and implementation of new software and technology solutions to support university research demands. The position leads the technical requirements for several new Software As A Service, or SAAS, solutions and works closely with vendors, such as Microsoft. The position has responsibility for ensuring appropriate security standards for all systems within the central research enterprise and must work collaboratively across the university, particularly with central IT areas, and with external vendors to ensure critical controls are maintained while driving the project to successful completion.

Learn more and apply.

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