The Fall 2016 NSF Grants Conference will take place on November 14-15, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA, with host Carnegie Mellon University. Key representatives from the National Science Foundation will be speaking. Although conference registration is closed, the plenary (general) sessions will be streamed live via webcast to those in the research community, and will also be recorded for on-demand viewing once the conference has conclude.
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.