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Friday, November 22, 2013

Gear Up!

Gear Up! December 2013


Get to know the software, tools, and people that can help you with research information, laboratory resources, data, computing, publishing, copyright, grants and funding.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
MacLean Engineering Sciences Center Atrium

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Gallery, Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center

Great people!   Tasty snacks!   Drop by any time during the event and learn about these and more:

  • The grants database PIVOT
  • Dartmouth eagle-i
  • Dartmouth Life Sciences Shared Resources
  • Grant management with RAPPORT
  • Data management plan tool  DMPTool
  • Authoring system Authorea
  • Journal browsing app Browzine
  • Reference managers like Zotero, Mendeley and RefWorks
  • Statistical consulting services, R, SPSS, SAS, Stata
  • Funding for open access publishing
  • Research computing file storage RSTor
  • Linux servers, discovery cluster
  • Copyright and Creative Commons
  • Text and data mining-getting APIs
  • WordPress
  • Apps for research  and productivity
  • Extending the impact of your work-from Impact Factors to ImpactStory

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

American Heart Grant-in-Aid January Deadline

Application Deadlines:
  • Founders Affiliate – Jan. 15, 2014
Award Activation:  July 1, 2014
Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CDT on the deadline date.  The system will shut down at 5:00 p.m. CDT.  Early submission is encouraged.  Your institutional Grants Officer (GO) has the final responsibility of submitting your completed application to the American Heart Association.  It is important that you check with your GO for his/her internal deadline.

Program Description, Eligibility and Peer Review Criteria
Success Rates 

To encourage and adequately fund the most innovative and meritorious research projects from independent investigators.
Science FocusResearch broadly related to cardiovascular function and disease and stroke, or to related clinical, basic science, bioengineering or biotechnology, and public health problems, including multidisciplinary efforts.
Proposals are encouraged from all basic disciplines as well as epidemiological, behavioral, community and clinical investigations that bear on cardiovascular and stroke problems.

Target AudienceAt the time of application the applicant must: 
  • hold a faculty/staff appointment of any rank (or equivalent), and must be conducting independent research. Not intended for individuals in research training or fellowship positions. 
  • hold a M.D., Ph.D., D.O., D.V.M. or equivalent post-baccalaureate doctoral degree.
Percent Effort
While no minimum percent effort is specified, the PI must demonstrate that adequate time will be devoted to ensure successful completion of the proposed project. 

At the time of application, must have one of the following designations:
  • U.S. citizen
  • Permanent resident 
  • Pending permanent resident. Applicants must have applied for permanent residency and have filed form I-485 with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    and have received authorization to legally remain in the United States (having filed an Application for Employment Form I-765).
  • E-3 Visa - specialty occupation worker
  • H1-B Visa - temporary worker in a specialty occupation
  • J-1 Visa - exchange visitor
  • O-1 Visa  - temporary worker with extraordinary abilities in the sciences
  • TN Visa - NAFTA Professional
  • G-4 Visa - family member of employee of international organizations and NATO   
Awardee must meet American Heart Association citizenship criteria throughout the duration of the award.

Location of WorkThe award may be completed at any accredited institution in the following affiliates:

Founders - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

Geological Society Grad Student Fellowships

New! Starting in 2014, ExxonMobil will sponsor 10 research grants at US$7,500 per grant. All applicants in the GSA Student Research Grant Program are eligible for these awards, regardless of the topic or location of their research. ExxonMobil will select the top ten proposals based on merit as recommended by the GSA Research Grant Review Committee.
GSA strongly encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to participate fully in this grants program.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No.1052536.
The Geological Society of America is required to issue 1099 forms at the end of each calendar year according to rules set by the IRS. Issuance of a 1099 does not necessarily mean the income is taxable to the recipient. You need to make that determination which may require professional advice. GSA cannot offer such advice.
  • Eligibility is restricted to GSA members. How to Join GSA.
  • Applicants (US or non-US) must be currently enrolled in a U.S., Canadian, Mexican or Central American university or college in an earth science degree program (with a geologic component).
  • NEW: Students may receive a total of two GSA graduate student grants in their entire academic career, regardless of what program currently enrolled in.

2013 Graduate Student Grant Recipients

  • All applications must be submitted by Monday, 3 February 2014, 11:59 PM (MST).
  • Results will be sent via email the first week in April and award checks will be mailed by the end of April.

Spencer Foundation Areas of Inquiry

Budgets $50,000 or Less
For research proposals with budgets of $50,000 or less, please see the information provided below regarding our submission process.
Eligibility and Restrictions:
  • Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for a Research Grant must have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field, or appropriate experience in an education research-related profession.
  • The PI must be affiliated with a college, university, research facility, school district, or cultural institution that is willing to serve as the fiscal agent if the grant is awarded. Research Grant proposals from individuals are not eligible.
  • Proposals are accepted from the U.S. and internationally, however all proposals must be submitted in English and budgets must be proposed in U.S. Dollars.
  • PIs and Co-PIs may only hold one active research grant from the Spencer Foundation at a time. Simultaneous submissions to Spencer from PIs and Co-PIs are discouraged due to this policy.
Upcoming Deadlines
The next deadline for Small Grant proposals is 4:00pm CST, Tuesday, November 26, 2013. The following deadline will be 4pm CST, February 6, 2014. Additional deadlines will be posted as they are scheduled.

Vital to invest in scientific research

Vital to invest in scientific research

Several weeks ago, a group of business leaders and university scholars in management, science and the social sciences convened at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center to forge a shared research agenda for cognitive computing.
The aim of the group, including leaders from MIT, New York University, Carnegie Mellon, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was to set research priorities, engage in collaborations and identify gaps in research and funding—all with the goal of accelerating progress in creating computing systems that augment human effort and intelligence.
The group sent a clear message: It’s imperative for society to re-double its

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sequester Woes for Research

November 12, 2013
WASHINGTON -- The automatic federal budget cuts, known as sequestration, that took effect in March have forced universities to lay off research-related personnel, delay projects and admit fewer graduate students, according to a new survey released Monday.
Eighty-one percent of responding institutions said that sequestration was directly affecting their research activities. More than half of universities said that the decrease in new federal grant opportunities -- and the shrinking value of some existing grants -- had prompted them to reduce research-related positions, and nearly a quarter of institutions said they had already laid off research employees.

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/11/12/congress-negotiates-budget-new-survey-highlights-strain-sequester-cuts-university#ixzz2kQv4TN58
Inside Higher Ed 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Media Projects: Production Grants

National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Division of Public Programs
Sponsor ID: 20140108-TD     (Re-issue of 20130814-TD )
Limited submission
Applicants may not submit multiple applications for the same project at the same deadline. If an application for a project is already under review, another application for the same project cannot be accepted by this or any other NEH grant opportunity.
Upper  $650,000USD Lower  $100,000USD
Awards last for one to three years and may range from $100,000 to $650,000. In rare circumstances, Chairman's Special Awards of up to $1 million are available for large-scale, collaborative, multiformat projects that… more »
Academic Institution
Citizenship or Residency
United States
Activity location
United States
Production grants support the production and distribution of digital projects, films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs that promise to engage the public.

Interactive digital media may be websites,… more »
Any U.S. nonprofit organization with IRS tax-exempt status is eligible, as are state and local governmental agencies and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Independent… more »
  • Mass Media
  • Radio
  • Film or Cinema or Video
  • Media Arts
  • Multimedia or Interactive Communications Technology
  • General Humanities Topics
Upcoming Deadlines
What's Due
08 Jan 2014
Sponsor deadline - required
14 Aug 2014
Sponsor deadline - required

Catalyzing New International Collaboration (CNIC) program is designed to promote professional development of US Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) researchers and to advance their research through international engagement


Full Proposal Target Date:  January 22, 2014
January 22, Annually Thereafter
Full Proposal Target Date:  April 22, 2014
April 22, Annually Thereafter
Full Proposal Target Date:  July 22, 2014
July 22, Annually Thereafter
Full Proposal Target Date:  October 22, 2014
October 22, Annually Thereafter

The Catalyzing New International Collaboration (CNIC) program is designed to promote professional development of US Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) researchers and to advance their research through international engagement.
Support of international activities is an integral part of NSF's mission to sustain and strengthen the nation's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) capabilities. NSF recognizes the importance of enabling US researchers and educators at every career level to advance their work through international collaboration and of helping to ensure that future generations of US scientists and engineers gain professional experience beyond the nation's borders early in their careers.
Awards from the International Science and Engineering Section of the Office of International and Integrative Activities (OIIA/ISE) contribute to NSF's mission by supporting research and education activities that present unique opportunities and offer potentially high benefits through collaboration with scientists, engineers, and STEM educators abroad. NSF will consider proposals from US institutions for collaborative work with any country that is not explicitly proscribed by the Department of State (see current information at http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Pages/Programs.aspx and http://www.state.gov/j/ct/list/c14151.htm). Activities can be in any field of science and engineering research and education supported by NSF.
This program offers support for the initial phase of international collaborations with clear expectations that the next phase will be submission by the US investigators of follow-on proposals to NSF core programs for continued funding of the research initiated with CNIC awards.

Digital Information Technology - Data and Computational Research

Sloan Foundation, Alfred P.
Academic Institution
Citizenship or Residency
United States
Activity location
United States
From the natural sciences to the social sciences to the humanities to the arts, the availability of more data and cheaper computing is transforming research. As costs for sensors, sequencing, and other forms of data… more »
  • Data Analysis
  • Information Technology
  • Digital Computers or Computing
  • Information Management
  • Information or Data Centers
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Data Mining
  • Informatics
  • Data Processing
  • Science and Society
  • Data Acquisition
  • Data Systems
  • Information Science or Systems
  • Data Fusion
  • Information Retrieval
Upcoming Deadlines
What's Due
Letter of Inquiry
Sponsor deadline - required
Grant requests can be made at any time. A brief letter of inquiry, rather than a fully developed proposal, is an advisable first step for an applicant. 
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Research on Education and Learning (REAL)

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)
Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL)
Sponsor ID: NSF 13-604     (Re-issue of NSF 10-516)
NSF expects to make standard or continuing grant awards. Pending the availability of funds, the estimated number of awards will be 64 new awards in FY 2014. Approximately 10 Early Stage Research, 20 Middle Stage… more »
Academic Institution
New Faculty/New Investigator
Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional
Small Business
Citizenship or Residency
United States
Activity location
United States
The Research on Education and Learning (REAL) program represents the substantive foci of three previous EHR programs: Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE), Research in Disabilitiesmore »
NSF welcomes proposals on behalf of all qualified scientists, engineers and educators. The Foundation strongly encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to participate fully in its programs. In… more »
  • Educational Evaluation or Assessment
  • Human Learning and Memory
  • Instructional Technology
  • Disabled Education
  • Educational Research
  • Mathematics Education
  • Undergraduate Education
  • Science Education
  • Vocational or Technical Education
  • Gender Issues
  • Engineering Education
  • Women's Education
Upcoming Deadlines
What's Due
13 Nov 2013
Letter of Intent
Sponsor deadline - not required
The due date has been extended from October 25, 2013. NSF has… more »
10 Jan 2014
Full Proposal
Sponsor deadline - required
Due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time.
Full Proposal
Sponsor deadline - required
Conference and workshop proposals are evaluated on an ad hoc… more »