Research Development: Select Funding Opportunities and Announcements III:2

Mar 24, 2021 | Awards & Funding, Research

To: All Divisional Faculty and Researchers
From: Research Development
Subject: Research Development: Select Funding Opportunities and Announcements

Research Development is a unit within the Office of Research. Research Development Specialists collaborate with researchers and assist with developing concepts, building strategies and teams, finding relevant funding opportunities, and preparing competitive proposals.

EVENT NOTICEUCSC Research Development General CAREER Information SessionApr 6, 12-1:30

Overview of the NSF CAREER program and our campus Commit to Submit Initiative.

Hardeep Obhi, PhD;

Note: Upcoming Changes to the NIH Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page for Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021

Enhancing Innovations in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Vaccines against Influenza and Emerging Infectious Diseases (R01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed – May 18, 2021

Funding to develop novel technologies for the advanced manufacturing of complex biologic products or innovative analytical approaches for improving product manufacturing and quality.

NIH Integration of Imaging and Fluid-Based Tumor Monitoring in Cancer Therapy (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) – June 5, 2021

Funding for projects that integrate imaging and fluid-based tumor monitoring (liquid biopsy) assays during cancer therapy in patients to determine the optimal use of those modalities in the characterization of therapy response and/or emergence of resistance.

New Directions in Hematology Research (SHINE-II) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) – June 5, 2021

Funding for nonmalignant hematology research that will steer the field in new directions.

NIH NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Training of Postdoctoral Fellows (F32 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) – June 9, 2021

Funding for innovative research ideas and thoughtful plans for training and mentorship that will facilitate the development of the postdoctoral fellow into an outstanding scientist.

Dear Colleague Letter: Tool Development for Cell Biology (Tools4Cells)

Heather Bell, PhD;

California Ocean Protection Council Coastal Environmental Justice Solicitation – Required LOIs due April 23, 2021

Provides between $250K and $5M total funding for up to 3 years. Proposed projects should directly benefit communities entitled to environmental justice identified in the solicitation and address restoration, habitat enhancement, or resilience to climate change, including adaptation to sea-level rise, flooding, and shoreline erosion. A webinar will be held March 29th from 2PM to 3PM.

Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) – White Papers (strongly recommended) due June 7, 2021

Typical funding is between $1.25M to $1.5M annually up to 5 years. Topics include ONR Topic 18: Learning from Hearing (undersea environments are of primary interest) and ONR Topic 25: Environmental DNA-based Monitoring of the Marine Environment (ED-MON). 

Elif Demir-Hilton, PhD;

Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) – White Papers (strongly recommended) due June 7, 2021

Please see the announcement for a wide range of topics of interest for AFOSR, ARO and ONR. Typical annual funding per grant is in the $1.25M to $1.5M range but is specific to topics.

NSF LEAPS-MPS: Early-Career Academic Pathways in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences – June 14, 2021

New type of funding specifically for pre-tenure faculty at Minority Serving Institutions (UCSC is HSI) -very similar to NSF-CAREER. Divisions of Astronomical Sciences, Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics. Funding  up to $250K for 24 months. 

Other Opportunities and Announcements

NSF Convergence Accelerator Phase I – Required (non-binding) LOIs are due May 5, 2021; Full proposals due June 14

A new type of funding focused on accelerated use-inspired, translational research that benefits society at a national scale and requires a high level of interdisciplinarity, as well as a high degree of engagement with diverse stakeholders from academia, government, industry, and the community. Networked Blue Economy (Track E) aims to accelerate convergence across ocean sectors by making connections between ocean resources, data, technologies, training, and impacted communities. Phase 1 is $750K for 12 months. For teams, collaborators can join Smart Oceans Slack workspace, channel #teamformation. Convergence Accelerator projects should embody 

Submitting a proposal intake form will help streamline the proposal process. This initiates a proposal in Cayuse, notifies OSP, and enables Research Development Specialists to connect with you. For best support, contact us early and ensure you meet institutional deadlines.  

Feel free to reach out to us with questions; we look forward to working with you!

Hardeep, Heather, and Elif


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