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Funding News & Notes
May 2006 (FY06)

Pointers from Pat

Selected Funding Announcements

 

Deadline Links

 
Pointers from Pat
 

Two new notices posted on the NIH website require your attention.

  1. The applicant organization will need to secure written assurance from the PI before the PI submits an application to the PHS, rather than the Principal Investigator signing the submitted application. However, the PI signature will remain a compliance requirement. Therefore, organizations must retain a unique signature and date for each submitted application in the case that it is requested by the sponsoring agency.

    This written assurance must be signed by ALL of the PI’s conducting the research and must include the following certifications: that the information submitted within the application is true, complete, and accurate to the best of the PI's knowledge; that any false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or claims may subject the PI to criminal, civil, or administrative penalties; and that the PI agrees to accept responsibility for the scientific conduct of the project and to provide the required progress reports if a grant is awarded as a result of the application. This change is only effective with competing applications submitted for submission/receipt dates on May 10, 2006 and after. More information regarding this new change is available at http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-06-054.html

  2. The second announcement is related to the first. The eRA Commons originally required that both the Signing Official (SO) and the Project Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) access the electronic grant application in the eRA Commons, check it for completeness, and verify it via a form checkbox before they were able to submit an application. However, now that the PI and SO must have a written assurance, the application guides have been revised so that this assurance is now an institutional compliance requirement. Effective for applications submitted for May 10, 2006 and beyond, NIH/AHRQ will no longer require the verification of the grant application by the AOR/SO and PD/PI.

    The verification step will be replaced with a two business day period for checking the assembled application in eRA Commons, after which the submission process will be complete and the application will automatically move forward to the Division of Receipt and Referral, Center for Scientific Review. Within the two day period, the AOR/SO will have the ability to “Reject” the application and stop further processing. This process will indeed make submitting an application using eRA Commons more simple. More information is available at http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-06-055.html

REMINDER: Many external funding sponsors (government and private) are converting to computer-based systems for funding notification, grant submission, and administration of awards. This process is called Electronic Research Administration (eRA). For additional information please visit the following website: http://www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/electron_sub.html

Selected Funding Announcements
FEDERAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY Links
 

Department of Energy

Environmental Protection Agency

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Institute of Aging

National Institute of Health

National Science Foundation

Office of Naval Research

Rockefeller Foundation

FEDERAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Department of Energy
 

Grants and Cooperative Agreements.
The Grants and Cooperative Agreements program by the Department of Energy will continue to accept grants with research in the following areas: Basic Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, and Energy Research Analyses. Applications are accepted at any time. In FY06, $400 million is available for such grants. More information is available at http://www.science.doe.gov/grants/FAPN06-01.html

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Environmental Protection Agency
 

Consequences of Global Change for Air Quality.
The Consequences of Global Change for Air Quality program aims to allow for research of the consequences of global changes such as climate change, land-use, economic development, and technology. Specifically, this project will focus on “pollutant emissions related to tropospheric ozone, particulate matter, and mercury that may be altered by future global changes.” Applications are due June 20, 2006. The estimated award will be $900,000 per grant application lasting from 3 to 4 years. More information is available at http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2006/2006_star_gcaq.html

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National Endowment for the Humanities
 

Preservation and Access Education and Training Grants.
The purpose of this grant program is to support national or regional education and training programs on the care and management of, and the creation of intellectual access to, library, archival, and material culture collections. Awards can range from $50,000 to $600,000 and average at around two years. Applications are due July 3, 2006. More information is available at http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/pet.html

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National Institute on Aging
 

Aging Research Dissertations.
The National Institute on Aging seeks applications for dissertation support to increase the diversity of the research workforce on aging. NIA is particularly interested in helping: individuals from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in health-related sciences; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds (i.e., families in poverty; poor education environments). Funding opports are $250,000 to $300,000 a year for six to eight dissertation awards. The project period is two years. The submission deadline is October 16 this year for letters of intent; and November 16 for applications. More information is available at http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html (search "Active Funding Opportunities" by "PAR-06-117.")

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National Institute of Health
 

Parenting and Child Health.
This program announcement solicits research applications aimed at increasing the parenting skills and capacities of parents and caregivers to improve the health outcomes of their young and adolescent children. Examples of research range from interventions that focus on modifying parent practices to improve diet and physical activity to studies of the effects and interrelationships of psychosocial and environmental factors and the adoption of risky or healthy behaviors among youths. Funding is via the research project grant, which provides varying amounts for up to five years. The application deadline is June 1st and October 1st. More information is available at http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/index.html (search "Active Funding Opportunities" by "PAR-06-097.")

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National Science Foundation
 

Faculty Early Career Development Program.
The Faculty Early Career Development program, aka CAREER, is soliciting grant proposals. Junior faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations are encouraged to apply for funding. Approximately $85 million is available for 300-400 awards for teachers who can integrate their organization’s goals with research and education. “Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of integrated contributions to research and education.” Applications are due July 19, 2006. More information is available at http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5262

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Office of Naval Research
 

Engineering, Materials, and Physical Science.
The Engineering, Materials, and Physical Science program from the Office of Naval Research is looking to fund grants researching ways to improve naval warfighting effectiveness. This department is comprised of four divisions: Physical Sciences' Science and Technology; Materials Science and Technology; Mechanics and Energy Conversion Science and Technology; Ship Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical Systems Science and Technology; and Navy Science and Technology Ship Office. Applications are due anytime. More information is available at http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech

Electronics Technology.
The office of Naval Research invites white papers to develop afforable high performance radio frequency electronics. The major categories are: electronic warfare, surveillance, and communications technologies. Funding opportunites are $1 million for awards of $200,000 to $500,000 a year each from one to three years. Submission Deadline: July 28th. More information is available at www.onr.navy.mil.

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Rockefeller Foundation
 

Global Inclusion.
The Rockefeller Foundation’s Global Inclusion program is soliciting grants to help “broaden the benefits and reduce the negative impacts of globalization on vulnerable communities, families, and individuals around the world.” Applications are due anytime. More information can be found at http://www.rockfound.org/Grantmaking/Globalization

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Deadline Links
 

The following external links are funding deadlines organized by discipline. Please select the applicable discipline to access possible funding opportunities: (courtesy of The Grant Advisor Plus)

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Contact Pat Buennemeyer for more information on these and other funding opportunities.
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