Limited Submissions

Granting agencies may impose a limit on the number of proposals submitted to a funding opportunity by an institution. In these cases, the Office of Research and Innovation (VCRI) is responsible for the campus competition. Selection may be made through a preliminary proposal competition (for details, see: http://provost.uark.edu/policies/153510.php). This webpage contains an overview of the external limited submission programs (NIH, NSF, foundation and association) programs currently requiring an internal selection process, as well as a calendar of limited programs offered throughout the year.

The limited submission programs are facilitated by Wes Stites or Bob Beitle on behalf of the VCRI. Please contact Wes or Bob at resdev@uark.edu for questions or comments about these programs.

NOTICE: Investigators should notify the Office of Research & Innovation at the earliest possible moment when planning a limited submission proposal. In general, the on campus selection competition will close at least 30 days before the agency’s submission deadline.

 

January

Purpose: RII Track-4 provides opportunities for non-tenured investigators to further develop their individual research potential through extended collaborative visits to the nation’s premier private, governmental, or academic research centers. Through these visits, the EPSCoR Research Fellows will be able to learn new techniques, benefit from access to unique equipment and facilities, and shift their research toward transformative new directions. The experience gained through the fellowship is intended to provide a foundation for research collaborations that span the recipient’s entire career. These benefits to the Fellows are also expected to in turn enhance the research capacity of their institutions and jurisdictions.

Limited: Campus may submit a total of 3 for campus.

Eligibility: PI must hold a non-tenured faculty appointment or its close equivalent, either in the form of a pre-tenure tenure-track position or a long-term non-tenure-track position. Only single-PI proposals are accepted by NSF.

Internal Submission Guidelines: Please contact resdev@uark.edu to express interest in this opportunity.

Purpose: The New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award is designed to provide the early investment needed to launch new faculty members into successful scientific careers in food and agriculture. Investing a substantial amount in faculty members within the first three years of their careers will allow them to pursue innovative and transformational ideas uninhibited by the pressure of identifying their next grant. The New Innovator Award seeks to promote career advancement of highly creative and promising new scientists who intend to make a long-term career commitment to research in food and agriculture and bring innovative, ground-breaking research initiatives and thinking to bear on problems facing food and agriculture.

Limited: Open only to individuals nominated by their institutions.

Eligibility: Faculty members at eligible institutions with the creative ideas, skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research program as Principal Investigator are invited to work with their institution to develop an application for support. The nominated faculty member must have been hired on or after August 1, 2016 for a tenure-track or equivalent position and may work in any discipline or any department within the institution. Preference will be given to individuals near the onset of their independent research career and who are within eight years of receiving a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Individuals with significant research experience prior to obtaining their faculty position will not be considered for this award.

Internal Submission Guidelines: Please contact resdev@uark.edu to express interest in this opportunity.

(Full submission details.)

February

From the program website: "The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to further develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that guides the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products, and services that benefit society. The goal of the NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Program, created in 2011 by NSF, has been and will continue to be to reduce the time and risk associated with translating promising ideas and technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace. The I-Corps Program utilizes experiential learning of customer and industry discovery, coupled with first-hand investigation of industrial processes, to quickly assess the translational potential of inventions. The I-Corps Program is designed to support the commercialization of so-called "deep technologies," or those revolving around fundamental discoveries in science and engineering. The I-Corps program addresses the skill and knowledge gap associated with the transformation of basic research into deep technology ventures (DTVs)." 

Internal Submission Guidelines: Please contact resdev@uark.edu to express interest in this opportunity.

From the program website: "The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) of the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby announces its interest in receiving applications from multi-institutional, multidisciplinary teams (requesting support between $10 and $25 million per year) to establish National Quantum Information Science Research Centers referred to in the rest of this announcement as “Centers.” The goal of this FOA is to select applications that will accelerate the transformational advances in basic science and quantum-based technology needed to develop world-leading capabilities in Quantum Information Science (QIS), and in support of the National Quantum Initiative Act. DOE will only fund multi-institution collaborations under this FOA."

Internal Submission Guidelines: Please contact resdev@uark.edu to express interest in this opportunity.

March

Purpose: The Agricultural Workforce Training Grants program area seeks to develop an industry ready
workforce within the food and agricultural sciences. Through curriculum development at community, junior, and technical colleges/institutes this program will expand job-based, experiential learning opportunities for students to enable a work-ready labor force for 21st-century agricultural jobs. 

Limited: Maximum of three grant applications; limit of one award per lead institution.

Elligibility: Review full elligibility criteria.

Internal Submission Guidelines: Three items are required for the internal selection process. Please combine all items into a single PDF file and mail to rbeitle@uark.eduwstites@uark.edu, and the Research Dean of your College.

  1. a one page Project Summary, written per the grant solicitation, Element #2. This is one of the most impactful items in a full NSF proposal.
  2. your CV. The grant has specific requirements of the PI which must be clear from the CV you provide.
  3. up to two additional pages to support the Project Summary (Item 1). Use Element #4 (Project Description) of the solicitation as a guide, highlighting material you deem important. Be brief.

From the program website: "National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) invites applications for highly integrated research teams of three to six PD/PIs to address ambitious and challenging research questions that are important for the mission of NIGMS and are beyond the scope of one or two investigators. Collaborative program teams are expected to accomplish goals that require considerable synergy and managed team interactions. Project goals should not be achievable with a collection of individual efforts or projects. Teams are encouraged to consider far-reaching objectives that will produce major advances in their fields. This FOA will use the NIHRM1 Research Project with Complex Structure award mechanism."

Note: "Consultation with NIGMS staff prior to preparing an application is strongly encouraged."

Internal Submission Guidelines: Please contact resdev@uark.edu to express interest in this opportunity.

From the program website: "The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIBIB 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 accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development.

This FOA seeks to support programs that include innovative approaches to enhance biomedical engineering design education to ensure a future workforce that can meet the nation’s needs in biomedical research and healthcare technologies.

Applications are encouraged from institutions that propose to establish new or to enhance existing team-based design courses or programs in undergraduate biomedical engineering departments or other degree-granting programs with biomedical engineering tracks/minors. This FOA targets the education of undergraduate biomedical engineering/bioengineering students in a team-based environment. While current best practices such as multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary education, introduction to the regulatory pathway and other issues related to the commercialization of medical devices, and clinical immersion remain encouraged components of a strong BME program, this FOA also challenges institutions to propose other novel, innovative and/or ground-breaking activities that can form the basis of the next generation of biomedical engineering design education."

Internal Submission Guidelines: Please contact resdev@uark.edu to express interest in this opportunity.

The Henry Luce Foundation  offers a number of opportunities for which  institutions may submit, for each, one exhibition annually.  Internal applications for these opportunities must be submitted to resdev@uark.edu by March 15.

Exhibition Competition:
The Henry Luce Foundation's American Art Program supports scholarly loan exhibitions that significantly advance the study and understanding of art of the United States, including all facets of Native American art.

Responsive Grants:
Through its Responsive Grants, the American Art Program seeks to support a wide range of collection-based projects that advance the understanding and presentation of art of the United States. Eligible collection areas include paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, decorative arts, nave and outsider art, traditional and studio crafts, architecture, design, and all aspects of Native American arts.

"The Jointly Sponsored NIH Predoctoral Training Program in the Neurosciences (JSPTPN) is an institutional program that supports broad and fundamental research training in the neurosciences. In addition to a broad education in the neurosciences, a key component will be a curriculum that provides a strong foundation in experimental design, statistical methodology and quantitative reasoning. JSPTPN programs are intended to be 2 years in duration and students may only be appointed to this training grant during the first 2 years of their graduate research training. The primary objective is to prepare students to be outstanding scientists equipped to pursue careers in neuroscience."

Find out more on the program website.

"The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center Program (TF RHRC Program). The purpose of this program is to conduct and maintain a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of nationwide telehealth investments in rural areas and populations and conduct clinically informed and policy-relevant research to expand the evidence base for rural telehealth services."

Find out more on the program website.

"The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project. The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance to assist small rural hospitals and rural health clinics (RHCs) in strengthening key elements of value-based care, including, but not limited to quality, efficiency, patient experience, and safety of care."

Find out more on the program website.

"The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIBIB 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."

Find out more on the program website.

"The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications for the NIAID Childhood Asthma in Urban Settings Clinical Research Network Clinical Research Centers (CAUSE-CRCs). The CAUSE-CRCs will conduct both network-wide and site-specific clinical studies and trials with the ultimate goal of developing effective asthma treatment or prevention approaches applicable to children residing in low-income urban settings. For network-wide clinical research projects and other network functions, the CAUSE-CRCs will work closely with the CAUSE Leadership Center (CAUSE-LC)."

Find out more on the program website.

"The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications for the NIAID Childhood Asthma in Urban Settings Clinical Research Network Leadership Center (CAUSE-LC). The CAUSE-LC will provide the overall scientific strategy and organizational structure to the CAUSE Clinical Research Network and will interact closely with the CAUSE Clinical Research Centers (CAUSE -CRCs) to support the conduct of multi-site clinical studies and trials with the ultimate goal of developing effective interventions or asthma prevention approaches applicable to children residing in low-income urban settings."

Find out more on the program website.

"The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) seeks an applicant to conduct the collection, analysis, and dissemination activities for the Annual Surveys of Probation and Parole (ASPP) for the collection years 2020 through 2024. The current funding is for the first 3 years of the award; the final 2 years will be funded upon successful completion of 2020-2022 data."

Find out more on the program website.

"The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects in Libya that promote the rule of law for the protection and realization of human rights; create the necessary conditions for accountability; improve access to justice; promote gender equality; and combat gender-based violence (GBV)."

Find out more on the program website.

"This funding opportunity announcement from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) invites applications for a National Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury. Applicants are expected to propose multi-disciplinary approaches to develop partnerships for implementing prevention and intervention activities and to serve as a leader in research translation and research-to-practice for the protection of children in agricultural environments throughout the United States. Applicants must describe the occupational health and safety burden(s) addressed in their proposals. In addition, they must link the need for the proposed research and related activities to the planned outputs and outcomes that will help address or alleviate the burdens described. Applicants should also describe the anticipated impacts and potential outcomes of the proposed research and related activities that will occur during the 5-year project period and beyond."

Find out more on the program website.

"This announcement is for submissions related to innovation in GBV prevention and response and in support of the Safe from the Start initiative. PRM seeks innovation proposals that advance GBV programming and practice at the field level, with a particular focus on initiatives and efforts that improve quality and accessibility of services for women, girls, and survivors of GBV. In addition, PRM seeks Safe from the Start submissions that advance institutional policies and standards to strengthen internal and system-wide commitments to gender equality in conflict-affected humanitarian settings, with a particular focus on accountability mechanisms within the international humanitarian architecture for prioritizing and strengthening GBV prevention and response in emergencies. PRM will prioritize submissions that contribute to a broader evidence-base and build upon current standards to document good approaches or practice for the wider humanitarian community and submissions that promote inter-agency and inter-sectoral leadership and improve coordination at global and field levels. Applicants should refer to the IASC’s Guidelines for Gender-based Violence Interventions for Humanitarian Settings, as applicable. Because of PRM's mandate to provide protection, assistance, and sustainable solutions for refugees and victims of conflict, PRM will consider funding only those projects that include a target beneficiary base of at least 50 percent refugees."

Find out more on the program website.

"The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization (Cooperator) to administer the Arts Education Partnership (AEP), a national coalition of more than 100 organizations representing the arts and education fields as well as the government and private sectors."

Find out more on the program website.

"Through this opportunity, BJA is seeking applications for funding to establish, expand, and improve treatment for people with substance use disorders during their incarceration and reentry into the community. This program improves provision of services to offenders with substance use disorders when they leave incarceration to reenter the community, which in turn will help to reduce recidivism, promote public safety and recovery."

Find out more on the program website.

"The Office of the U.S. Speaker Program recruits dynamic American experts (referred to below as U.S. speakers or program participants) to engage international audiences on topics of strategic importance to the United States.  Programs are conducted in-person and/or through virtual engagement platforms.  Traveling programs generally range from three days to three weeks in length.  Virtual programs usually take place on a single specified date and time and may be part of a continuing series.  The Program promotes an understanding of U.S. policy priorities and institutions, and the political, economic, social, and cultural context from which they arise.  The office conducts approximately 600-700 programs annually worldwide.  It collaborates with U.S. embassies and consulates to develop and implement customized programs; identifies and recruits prominent U.S. experts; tailors programs to meet specific needs of international audiences through workshops, lectures, seminars, podcasts, videos, consultations, and media engagements; utilizes innovative technologies to amplify messaging, and fosters long-term relationships between U.S. speakers and overseas audiences in order to sustain dialogue on key policy issues."

Find out more on the program website.

"The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking applications for funding for the fiscal year (FY) 2020 Strategies To Support Children Exposed to Violence. This program furthers the Department's mission by combating victimization and reducing violent crime."

Find out more on the program website.

"The purpose of the National Environmental Education and Training Program is to deliver environmental education (EE) training and long-term support to education professionals across the U.S. in the development and delivery of environmental education and training programs and studies."

Find out more on the program website.

"The General Social Survey (GSS) is a nationally representative interview survey of the United States adult population that collects data on a wide range of topics: behavioral items such as group membership and participation; personal psychological evaluations including measures of well-being, misanthropy, and life satisfaction; attitudinal questions on such public issues as crime and punishment, race relations, gender roles, and spending priorities; and  demographic characteristics of respondents and their parents. The GSS has provided data on contemporary American society since 1972, serving as a barometer of social change and trends in attitudes, behaviors, and attributes of the United States adult population. In 1984, the GSS stimulated cross-national research by collaborating with Australia, Britain, and Germany to develop data collection programs modeled on the GSS. This program of comparative cross-national research, called the International Social Survey Program (ISSP), now includes 43 nations and enables researchers and analysts to place findings and trends from the United States within a comparative context."

Find out more on the program website.

"The High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of high-end, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems. The minimum award is $600,001. There is no maximum price limit for the instrument; however, the maximum award is $2,000,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass spectrometers, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, cell sorters, high throughput robotic screening systems, and biomedical imagers."

Find out more on the program website.

"This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research. The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC) program is designed to support and enhance the national research effort in nutrition and obesity. NORCs support three primary research-related activities: Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program, and an Enrichment program. All activities pursued by Nutrition Obesity Research Centers are designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness and multidisciplinary nature of research in nutrition and obesity. The NIDDK Nutrition Obesity Research Centers program consists of 12 Centers, each located at outstanding research institutions with documented programs of excellence in nutrition and/or obesity research. "

Find out more on the program website.

"The Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-funded investigators to purchase or upgrade scientific instruments necessary to carry out animal experiments in all areas of biomedical research supported by the NIH. Applicants may request clusters of commercially available instruments configured as specialized integrated systems or as series of instruments to support a thematic well-defined area of research using animals or related materials. Priority will be given to uniquely configured systems to support innovative and potentially transformative investigations."

Find out more on the program website.

"The Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of high-priced, specialized, commercially available instruments or integrated systems. The minimum award is $50,000. There is no maximum price limit for the instrument; however, the maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to: X-ray diffractometers, mass spectrometers, nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, DNA and protein sequencers, biosensors, electron and light microscopes, cell sorters, and biomedical imagers."

Find out more on the program website.

"The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is seeking applications to enhance crime victims' rights enforcement through the legal clinics that will provide representation and social services for the purpose of asserting and enforcing crime victims' rights. This program furthers the Department's mission by extending victims' rights to victims of crime through crime victims' rights enforcement and technical assistance about victims' rights to allied professionals."

Find out more on the program website.

April

 "The National Science Foundation Directorate for Engineering (NSF/ENG) invites the engineering research community to establish an organization that will serve to identify and develop bold and societally impactful new engineering research directions and thereby catalyze the engineering research community's pursuit of innovative, high-impact research. Specifically, NSF/ENG calls on the engineering research community to establish an Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA) that ENG will support to facilitate the articulation of compelling research visions that align with national and global challenges. This organization will be charged with obtaining and integrating input from all stakeholders with interest in engineering research, including academia, industry, societies, government agencies and the public. A reciprocal goal of the organization will be to communicate coordinated information on nascent opportunities and priorities in engineering research to these stakeholders. It is anticipated that through its activities the ERVA will strengthen connectivity across these diverse stakeholders, and increase coordination among engineering disciplinary communities."

Find out more on the program website.

May

From the program website: "Grants for Arts Projects is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program. Through project-based funding, we support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. "

Internal Submission Guidelines: Please contact resdev@uark.edu to express interest in this opportunity.

June

 

July

The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.

Website

 

Limited: One application per institution

Eligibility: Any individual with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research, faculty must be resident at an institutions from IDeA states. The objective is to strengthen an institution’s biomedical research infrastructure through the establishment of a thematic multi-disciplinary center.

Internal Submission Guidelines: Applies to current and future PAR

  • Express interest by the Second Friday of July the year prior to submission date. Please email rbeitle@uark.edu as well as Research Dean of your department with the subject line “NIH COBRE we hope to submit”.
  • If an internal selection is necessary, a 2 page preproposal addressing the content of the LOI will be required by the Last Friday of July.

Website

This program supports tenure-track Assistant Professors as they develop expertise and capabilities in science and engineering related to the advancement of human health. Eligible faculty hold a tenure–track position for less than three years, and you can be nominated twice by your institution. One nomination is permitted per year for each institution.

Internal Submission Guidelines:

  • Express interest by the Second Friday of June. Please email rbeitle@uark.edu as well as Research Dean of your department with the subject line “Pew I hope to be nominated”.
  • If an internal selection is necessary, a preproposal addressing the application content will be required by the third Monday of June.

August

The Southeastern Conference Provides up to $10,000 per year to foster institutional collaborations. Typical grant size to faculty is $2,500. Details explaining the travel program are provided in the pdf files below:

 

Internal Deadline for reviewing travel request: Second week of July

Deadline to inform SEC of Participants: August 1

 

September

https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12810

The Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI) program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating divisions [(Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF), Computer and Network Systems (CNS), and Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS)] by funding the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure.  This research infrastructure will specifically support diverse communities of CISE researchers pursuing focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering.

https://www.jnj.com/wistem2d-university-scholars

 The Johnson & Johnson Scholars Award Program aims to fuel development of female STEM2D leaders and feed the STEM2D talent pipeline by awarding and sponsoring women at critical points in their careers, in each of the STEM2D disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design.  Six nominees may be sent forward, one in each STEM2D discipline.              

Comments: You must be a female assistant professor at the time of the application at an accredited academic university.  Please submit a 1 page summary, short CV, and the area you believe best represents your discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing, or Design) to rbeitle@uark.edu and wstites@uark.edu by the third Friday of September to be considered.

https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends

NEH summer stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Summer stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months and support projects at any stage of development.  Two nominees may be forwarded for consideration.

Comments: Please contact rbeitle@uark.edu and wstites@uark.edu by the second Friday of September to discuss eligibility.

https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?WT.z_pims_id=504793&ods_key=nsf17573

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.  The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses, and (6) Conferences.  Three proposals may be submitted to NSF from the UA for consideration.

Comments: Please email the following material to rbeitle@uark.edu and wstites@uark.edu with the subject line “I’d like to submit to the Informal STEM Learning Program” by the third Friday of September.  Additional information will be requested of a team if an internal selection is required.  This may be the last run of the program based on the RFP.

https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18513/nsf18513.htm

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations.  Beginning with the FY 2018 competition, each performing organization may submit in revised “Tracks” as defined below, with no more than two submissions in Track 1 and no more than one submission in Track 2.

  • Track 1: Track 1 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $100,0001 and less than $1,000,000.
  • Track 2: Track 2 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $1,000,000 up to and including $4,000,000.

Comments: Express interest by the Second Friday of September. Please email rbeitle@uark.edu and wstites@uark.edu as well as Research Dean of your department with the subject line “NSF MRI we hope to submit”. In the body of the email provide a one paragraph synopsis of the acquisition and include the proposed Track. Also provide an estimate of the total project cost with an indication of what would be requested of NSF and the university (in way of cost share).  If an internal selection is necessary, a preproposal will be required of investigating teams.

October

Brain Research Foundation’s Annual Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program was initiated in 1981. The purpose of this program is to provide start-up monies for new research projects in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other outside funding sources.  To be eligible, the PI must be a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor working in the field of neuroscience.

One (1) person may be nominated.

Internal Submission Guidelines:

  • By the last Friday in October, express interest to rbeitle@uark.edu, wstites@uark.edu and your research dean with the subject line "I wish to be considered for the Brain Foundation".
  • If an internal selection is necessary, a 2 page preproposal addressing the content of the LOI will be required.

website: https://www.thebrf.org/for-researchers/fayfrank-seed-grant-program/

Limited: UA is allowed only 1 application.

Purpose: 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 2020, RII Track-2 FEC proposals are invited on a single topic: "Harnessing the Data Revolution to solve problems of national importance.”

Internal Submission Guidelines:

  • Express interest by the last Friday of October. Please email rbeitle@uark.edu, wstites@uark.edu , and the Research Dean of your department with the subject line “NSF Track II we hope to submit”.
  • LOI to NSF of selected group is due December 20, 2019.

website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505263

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

  • Eligible (Institutions of Higher Education) IHEs can submit one proposal to IT-Preliminary, Adaptation, OR IHEs can also be a partner on one or more Partnership proposals.
  • Eligible Non-profit, non-academic organizations can submit one proposal to the Adaptationcompetition and be a partner on one or more Partnership proposals.
  • IHEs and non-profit, non-academic organizations may be partners on multiple ADVANCE Partnership proposals in the same competition but can be the lead organization only on one Partnership proposal in the same competition.

Purpose: The goals of the ADVANCE program are:

  1. to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM [1] careers;
  2. to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity that involve both men and women in the STEM academic workforce; and
  3. to contribute to the research knowledge base on gender equity and the intersection of gender and other identities in STEM academic careers.

The ADVANCE program contributes to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce because of the focus on equity for STEM academic faculty who are educating, training, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Internal Submission Guidelines:

  • Express interest by the last Friday of October. Please email rbeitle@uark.edu as well as the Research Dean of your College/Program with the subject line “NSF ADVANCE we hope to submit”.
  • If an internal selection is necessary, a preproposal will be required of investigating teams.

November

Limited: One nomination per institution

Eligibility: This program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences.  Tenure-track faculty from Ph.D.-granting, chemistry or chemistry-related departments within 5 years of the initial appointment.

Internal Submission Guidelines:

  • Express interest of being nominated by Second Friday of November. Please email rbeitle@uark.edu, wstites@uark.edu and the Research Dean of your College/Program with the subject line “Dreyfus, I wish to be considered”.
  • An internal selection will occur should more than one person wish to be nominated.

website: https://www.dreyfus.org/

Limited: Two applicants per institution

Eligibility: Full-time assistant professors within two years of their initial tenure track appointment at the time of application
These awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions.

Internal Submission Guidelines:

  • Express interest by the Second Friday of November. Please email rbeitle@uark.edu, wstites@uark.edu and the Research Dean of your department with the subject line “I’d like to be considered for the Powe”.
  • If an internal selection is necessary, additional information addressing the content of the application will be solicited from the possible nominee. 

website: https://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/member-grant-programs/powe/index.html

December

From the website: "The International Sports Programming Initiative uses sports to help underserved youth around the world develop important leadership skills, achieve academic success, promote tolerance and respect for diversity, and positively contribute to their home and host communities. Sports Diplomacy programs are an important tool for advancing U.S. foreign policy goals through interaction with hard-to-reach groups such as at-risk youth, women, minorities, people with disabilities, and non-English speakers. With 2020 being the 30th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Sport for Social Change theme places an emphasis on adaptive sport and the role of the ADA in promoting inclusion and access for people with disabilities. "

 

For limited submissions not listed here

If you are interested in a solicitation that limits the number of campus submissions, please contact the Director of Sponsored Programs. By Academic Policy Series 1535.10, the Office of Sponsored Programs needs to determine the number of possible submissions and determine which proposal(s) are to be submitted. This step may seem to be generating competition for your proposal but it is in your best interest. It is better to find out early if there are other potential proposals before you expend significant effort to write a complete proposal. It also identifies potential collaborations between two different proposal teams.