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NSF S-STEM - Limited Submission Opportunity

posted Apr 26, 2016, 4:31 PM by Amy Crelly

The National Science Foundation limits the number of proposals that institutions may submit for its program, NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM), Program Solicitation 16-540. Proposing institutions may submit up to one proposal per unit, as determined by the unit or department affiliation of the PI submitting the proposal. Please note: Portland State University is only eligible for Strand 2, and not Strand 1, of this program award.

Any PIs preparing to submit proposals for the S-STEM program (Strand 2) should send the following items to rspspa@pdx.edu by Friday, 4/29/2016, for internal review:
  • Proposal abstract clearly identifying the PI and his or her unit/department
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume
PIs will be notified as soon as possible when approved to submit a proposal or if the submission limit poses any barrier to submission. Full proposals are due Monday, May 16, 2016 (5 p.m. local time). More information about this limited submission can be found on NSF's website.

OER Grant (RFA #16-116)-Limited Submission Opportunity

posted Apr 20, 2016, 11:46 AM by Amy Crelly   [ updated Apr 20, 2016, 12:16 PM ]

The State of Oregon's Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) limits the number of proposals that institutions may submit for its Open Educational Resources Grant Program, RFA #16-116 (525-1006-16), created through House Bill 2871. Each proposing institution may submit only one application. 

If you know of any PIs who are planning to apply for this grant, please ask them to send the following items to rspspa@pdx.edu by Friday, April 29, 2016:
  • Proposal abstract (no more than one page in length)
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume
PSU's AVP for Research will review these materials, determine who will apply, and notify the PI selected as soon as possible. The complete application is due to the HECC by May 27, 2016. More information about this limited submission is provided in the RFA and RFA Addendum 1 (attached). More documents, including a Sample Agreement, Budget Worksheet, and Accessibility Resources are available by request to rspspa@pdx.edu.

This grant program is designed to provide support for Oregon’s 17 community colleges and 7 public universities in their efforts to develop and adopt an Open Educational Resource (“OER”) for use in one of the 15 courses specified in the RFA. HECC anticipates the award of multiple Intergovernmental Grant Agreements from this RFA. Individual grants will vary in value from approximately $15,000 to $37,500. The term of each grant is anticipated to be from May/June 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Oregon STEM Grant - Limited Submission Opportunity

posted Apr 1, 2016, 11:25 AM by Amy Crelly

Oregon's Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) allow institutions to submit no more than one grant application per university for RFA #16-034 (ORPIN #525-1005-15) Support for Innovative Activities Related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), funded through HB 3072.  

PIs who plan to apply for this grant should send the following items to rspspa@pdx.edu for internal review by Friday, April 8 at 5:00 p.m.:

  • Proposal Abstract
  • Current Curriculum Vitae/Resume

The selected PSU application must be submitted by the closing date of April 15, 2016 (4:00 p.m. PDT). For more information, please email rspspa@pdx.edu.

NSF INCLUDES - Limited Submission Opportunity

posted Feb 26, 2016, 12:52 PM by Amy Crelly   [ updated Feb 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ]

The National Science Foundation (NSF) limits the number of proposals that institutions may submit for its program entitled, "Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science" (INCLUDES). Proposing institutions may submit one Design and Development Launch Pilot proposal.

Principal Investigators (PIs) who plan to apply for this grant should send a proposal abstract and a current CV or resume to PSU's Sponsored Projects Administration unit (rspspa@pdx.edu) by Monday, March 28, 2016 by 5 p.m. PDT. Research and Strategic Partnerships will review all PSU proposals received by the deadline and respond shortly thereafter regarding whether to move forward with submission. Preliminary proposals are due to NSF by April 15, 2016. More information is available on NSF's website.

Grand Challenges Grant Opportunities

posted Feb 22, 2016, 12:23 PM by Amy Crelly

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its funding partners are accepting applications for the Global Grand Challenges family of grant programs.
 
Grand Challenges Explorations fosters early-stage discovery research aimed at solving global health and development challenges. Applications on the following six topics will be accepted until May 11, 2016:
  1. Assess Family Planning Needs, Preferences and Behaviors to Inform Innovations in Contraceptive Technologies and Services
  2. Develop Novel Platforms to Accelerate Contraceptive Drug Discovery
  3. Design New Analytics Approaches for Malaria Elimination
  4. Accelerate Development of New Therapies for Childhood Cryptosporidium Infection
  5. Novel Approaches to Characterizing and Tracking the Global Burden of Antimicrobial Resistance
  6. Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas

Grand Challenges China: New Interventions for Global Health focuses on calls for innovative concepts for safe, effective, affordable, and widely utilized interventions, such as vaccines and therapeutics, with the potential to protect against the acquisition, progression, or transmission of infectious diseases that disproportionately affect the world’s poorest. This call is in partnership with the National Natural Science Foundation of China. The application deadline is March 14, 2016, 5pm (PST).

NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program - Limited Submission Opportunity

posted Dec 2, 2015, 9:38 AM by Amy Crelly

The National Science Foundation (NSF) limits the number of proposals that institutions may submit for its Research Traineeship program. This limited submission has two tracks: a Traineeship Track and an Innovations in Graduate Education Track. Portland State may submit two proposals for each track.

Principal Investigators (PIs) who plan to apply for this grant should send a proposal abstract and a current CV or resume to Caitlyn Beals (cbeals@pdx.edu) by Friday, December 4, 2015. Research and Strategic Partnerships will respond shortly thereafter to confirm whether to move forward with the submission. Letters of intent are due to NSF by Wednesday, December 9, and full proposals are due to NSF by February 9, 2016. More information is available on NSF's website.

NSF IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: RED Program - Limited Submission Opportunity

posted Oct 9, 2015, 4:14 PM by Amy Crelly   [ updated Oct 9, 2015, 4:31 PM ]

The National Science Foundation (NSF) limits the number of proposals that can be submitted per institution for its program, IUSE/Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Departments (RED)Proposing institutions may submit up to two proposals. 

Principal Investigators (PIs) who plan to apply for this grant should send a proposal abstract and a current CV or resume to Caitlyn Beals (cbeals@pdx.edu) by Friday, October 23, 2015. Research and Strategic Partnerships will respond shortly thereafter to confirm whether to move forward with the submission.

Letters of Intent are due to NSF by Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Proposals are due to NSF by Tuesday, December 15, 2015. More information about this limited submission program can be found on the NSF website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15607/nsf15607.pdf

NSF's MRI Program - Limited Submission Opportunity

posted Oct 6, 2015, 3:20 PM by Amy Crelly   [ updated Oct 6, 2015, 3:21 PM ]

The National Science Foundation (NSF) limits the number of proposals that can be submitted per institution for its Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program. Proposals are due to NSF by Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Proposing institutions may submit up to three proposals.

PIs who plan to apply for this grant should send a proposal abstract, current CV or resume, and a letter of support from their Dean or Associate Dean to Caitlyn Beals (cbeals@pdx.edu) by Friday, November 6, 2015. Research and Strategic Partnerships will respond shortly thereafter to confirm whether to move forward with the submission.

More information is available on the NSF website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15504/nsf15504.pdf

Kick Off AY 2015-2016 with RAPs

posted Sep 15, 2015, 11:31 AM by Amy Crelly

The first Research Administrative Professionals (RAPs) meeting of the academic year will be held Thursday, 9/17, from 10AM - 12PM in SMSU 238. Reconnect with colleagues, and receive updates and trainings that will save valuable time and clarify administrative responsibilities in the months ahead. 

Career Opportunities in Sponsored Projects Administration

posted Jul 23, 2015, 10:24 AM by Amy Crelly   [ updated Sep 9, 2015, 10:51 AM ]

PSU's Sponsored Projects Administration unit is now accepting applications for three open positions: Manager, Departmental Research Administration (position D92383), Departmental Research Administrator, SSW (position D93437) and Departmental Research Administrator, CLAS (position D94164). Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply through PSU's jobs website.

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