The original Round 1 RFP for the ORSP-IG pilot program anticipated that there would be a Round 2 competition with a pre-porposal due date of September 15. While we are still looking at the possibility of a ORSP-IG Round 2, or perhaps an alternative pilot research and development program, we are not ready to issue a call for proposals at this point, and so nothing is due September 15. Please watch UMToday in starting in October for announcements about a Round 2 or other possible internal grants opportunity.
ORSP is seeking reviewers for ORSP-IG proposals for 2015-16, starting this summer. 63 pre-proposals were received for Round 1 (due date was May 8). A subset of these will be invited as full proposals. Reviewers are needed for both pre-proposals and full proposals in the 3 anticipated rounds of funding in 2015-16. The estimated time commitment is 10-20 hours per round, depending on the volume of pre-proposals and the number of full proposals invited.
Bruker Senior Application Scientist John Thornton will preset some of the latest advances in AFM microscopy, give hands-on demonstrations, and answer questions. Please see the Flyer for more details. Activites will occur between 9am and 3pm at the Center for Manufacturing Excellence.
On Wednesday, February 18, from noon until 1:30 pm, ORSP will facilitate a Lunch and Learn and networking session at the Triplett Alumni Center Auditorium for those interested in learning more about, or finding on-campus collaborators for proposals to, the NSF STEM + Computing Partnerships program. A current solicitation is out for this program, with proposals due to NSF on April 14, 2015. NSF 15-537, replaces and NSF 14-522, NSF 14-523.
The NIH Fiscal Operations for fiscal year 2015 was signed by President Obama on December 16, 2014. The act provides NIH with $30.31 billion in new budget authority or equivalent (program level), an increase of approximately $240 million over the FY 2014 final budget allocations totaling $30.07 billion. For more information, go to: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-15-050.html.