NSF Mid-Career Advancement (MCA)

NSF Mid-CAREER Advancement (MCA)

This ORSP summary announcement excerpts key aspects of this funding opportunity. UM faculty interested in exploring this opportunity are encouraged to read NSF the solicitation carefully and contact Jason Hale, or their designated pre-award research administrator, with questions.

Proposals are due to the NSF the first Monday in February each year.

NEH Collaborative Research 2021

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is accepting applications for its Collaborative Research Program for 2021. The program supports groups of two or more scholars seeking to increase humanistic knowledge through convenings, research, manuscript preparation for collaborative publications, and the creation of scholarly digital projects. The collaborative work can take place within a single field of study or across disciplines.

NSF Major Research Instrumentation

UM Call for Internal Pre-proposals for NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)
 Internal UM competition for 2022 NSF competition

NSF MRI seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments.

MRC Request for NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 Pre-Proposals

In anticipation of next year's NSF EPSCoR RII Track-1 solicitation, the Mississippi Research Consortium (MRC) has issued an invitation for pre-proposals from teams of faculty from MRC institutions.

Key Points, Dates, and Links:

Ascent to 55 RFP from WHEF

The Woodward Hines Education Foundation issued an RFP on August 8, 2021, for proposals from Mississippi organizations capable of coordinating the work needed for the state to reach the Ascent to 55% Statewide Attainment Goal.

Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Achievement Nominations 2022

UM Call for Internal Pre-proposals for Institutional Nomination for
 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards 2022

NSF EPSCoR Track-2: Industries of the Future

UM ORSP RD Solicitation of Interest for
NSF EPSCoR RII Track-2 Focused EPSCoR Collaborations (FEC)
Funding Opportunity for Research towards Industries of the Future
For 2022 (anticipated) Competition Cycle

The University of Mississippi (UM) Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) Division of Research Development (RD) solicits Phase 1 Notices of Intent to Compete to Lead 2022 NSF EPSCoR Track 2 research infrastructure improvement (RII) proposals to advance Industries of the Future.

NEH Summer Stipends 2022

ORSP welcomes internal applications from eligible tenured or tenure-track faculty interested in being nominated for NEH Summer Stipends Competitions (for summer 2022). UM is allowed only two nominees, and so ORSP conducts a competition to choose each year’s nominees.

The Summer Stipends program aims to stimulate new research in the humanities and its publication by supporting the work of individual scholars doing research or scholarly writing. 

UM NSF GRFP Workshop and Student Incentive Program

The UM Graduate School, the UM Office of National Scholarship Advisement, and the UM Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, with support from the Provost’s Office, are teaming up to encourage UM student applications to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). The GRFP provides three years of support ($34K living stipend plus a $12,000 educational allowance) for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education.

Extended Longevity of 3D Tissues and Microphysiological Systems

A multi-agency funding solicitation called “Extended Longevity of 3D Tissues and Microphysiological Systems for Modeling of Acute and Chronic Exposures to Stressors” is focused on adapting existing 3D tissues and microphysiological systems (MPS), also known as “tissue chips” or “organs-on-chips”, to extend the current longevity of the 3D tissues and MPS to at least 6 months..

UM researchers intersted in this topic may want to participate in the virtual Pre-Proposers Conference that will take place June 8.

2021 NEP Coastal Watershed Grants Program

2021 NEP Coastal Watershed Grants Program

Restore America’s Estuaries recently announced the 2021 funding cycle for the National Estuary Program – Coastal Watershed Grants. This year, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, they will award competitive grants to improve clean water, healthy ecosystems, and habitat restoration. Projects for this competition must address one or more of the following priorities: harmful algal blooms; loss of habitat; and/or flooding and coast erosion.

Dates and Limitations

Postdoctoral Research Grants

Title: Postdoctoral Research Grants
Sponsored by: The Graduate School at the University of Mississippi.
Coordinated by: The Postdoctoral Association at the University of Mississippi (MSPDA), with support from the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) Division of Research Development.
Announced: April 26, 2021
Applications Due: May 26, 2021, by 5:00pm
Awards Announced: June 2021

Part 1: Overview

NSF Racial Equity in STEM Education (EHR Racial Equity)

Webinars for the EHR Racial Equity in STEM Education (EHR Racial Equity) program description will be announced in the coming weeks.

Proposal Deadlines:

July 13, 2021
October 12, 2021 (and 2nd Tuesday in October annually thereafter)
March 22, 2022 (and 4th Tuesday in March thereafter)

UM Summer Undergraduate Research Group Grants (SURGG) 2021

Call for UM Undergraduate Research Grant Proposals 2021

UM ORSP Research Development invites small faculty teams to submit Summer Undergraduate Research Group Grant (SURGG) applications by March 26 to develop and pilot a new, intensive, thematic program of summer research or creative scholarship for a small cohort of UM undergraduate students.

NSF EPSCoR RII Track-4: EPSCoR Research Fellows 2021

UPDATE!: A new solicitation  was issued by NSF on Jan 25. ORSP Research Development is still evaluating the new solicitation, and will be making some changes to this announcement, and the due dates, in the next day or so--please check back on January 27. 

Solicitation of UM Pre-Proposals for Limited Submission Opportunity

NSF Smart and Connected Communities 2021

UM ORSP Announcement: NSF Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) 2021

DoE EPSCoR Implementation Grants Limited Submission

UM faculty or members who are eligible to serve as Principal Investigator and are interested developing proposals for the current DOE EPSCoR Implementation Grants limited submission opportunity are invited to develop and submit the cover page and four-page pre-application, as described in the FOA, for institutional consideration. proposal preparation demonstration site

The following is the text of a recent e-mail blast from NSF's Jean Feldman, regarding the launch of the proposal demonstration preparation site.

Dear Colleagues:


Graduate Student Council Research Grants - 2021

GSC Grant Report Form: Click Here

See Request for Applications

Key Dates   

RFA Announced:                October 26, 2020
Applications Due:               January 11, 2021, by 5:00 pm