The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs is moving. We’re relocating to another convenient location on the 3rd Floor of the Jordan Student Success Building (JSSB). During our office renovation and relocation we will continue to be available via email, phone, Teams and Zoom meetings, with the ability to submit, receive and manage your grant activities. If you prefer to schedule an in-person visit please contact us for an appointment.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) held its Fall 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference during the week of October 4-8, 2021. The conference was designed to give new faculty, researchers, and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. Program officers provided up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and answered attendee questions.
If you were unable to attend the virtual conference, all presentations, handouts, and webinar recordings will be posted on NSF’s policy office website. Additionally, all webinar recordings will be posted on NSF’s YouTube page.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is bringing back the NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration, directly to your computer from November 1-4, 2021. This seminar is designed for those who are new to working with the NIH grants process – administrators, early stage investigators, researchers, graduate students, etc. For those with more experience, NIH experts provide a few sessions that are designed for participants that are more advanced and are focused on more in-depth polices and processes.
The Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI) program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating divisions: Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF), Computer and Network Systems (CNS), and Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS), by funding the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure. This research infrastructure will specifically support diverse communities of CISE researchers pursuing focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering. Through the CCRI program, CISE seeks to ensure that researchers from a diverse range of institutions of higher education (IHEs), including minority-serving and predominantly undergraduate institutions, as well as researchers from non-profit, non-academic organizations, have access to such infrastructure. Award range: $2 million maximum. More information.
The IUSE: EHR is a core NSF STEM education program that seeks to promote novel, creative, and transformative approaches to generating and using new knowledge about STEM teaching and learning to improve STEM education for undergraduate students. The program is open to application from all institutions of higher education and associated organizations. NSF places high value on educating students to be leaders and innovators in emerging and rapidly changing STEM fields as well as educating a scientifically literate public. In pursuit of this goal, IUSE: EHR supports projects that seek to bring recent advances in STEM knowledge into undergraduate education, that adapt, improve, and incorporate evidence-based practices into STEM teaching and learning, and that lay the groundwork for institutional improvement in STEM education. IUSE: EHR also seeks to support projects that have high potential for broader societal impacts, including improved diversity of students and instructors participating in STEM education, professional development for instructors to ensure adoption of new and effective pedagogical techniques that meet the changing needs of students, and projects that promote institutional partnerships for collaborative research and development. Award ranges: Level 1 – up to $300,000 for up to three years; Level 2 – $300,001 to $600,00 for up to three years; Level 3 – 600,001 to $2 million for up to five years; Capacity Building – $150,000 (single institution) or $300,000 (multiple institutions) for up to two years. More information.
*Prospective PIs are encouraged to send a one-page concept paper in advance of submitting a proposal.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seeks to support bold, ground-breaking, and potentially transformative projects addressing systemic racism in STEM. Proposals should advance racial equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce development through research and practice. Core to this funding opportunity is that proposals are led by, or developed and led in authentic partnership with, individuals and communities most impacted by the inequities caused by systemic racism. Proposals funded by this Program Description will: (1) advance the science and promotion of racial equity in STEM, (2) substantively contribute to removing systemic barriers that impact STEM education, the STEM workforce, and scientific advancement, (3) institutionalize effective and inclusive environments for STEM learning, STEM research, and STEM professionals, (4) diversify the project leadership (PIs and co-PIs), institutions, ideas, and approaches that NSF funds, and (5) expand the array of epistemologies, perspectives, and experiences in STEM. Award range not available. More information.
Learn more about recent grants and how centering diversity, equity and inclusion has provided new opportunities for students and educators.
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To comply with best practices for grants administration, potential PIs are now required to complete a Proposal Summary. This is a tool to assist PI’s to ensure that all items of a grant proposal have been addressed with the appropriate departments, chairs, deans, supervisors or directors. This tool must be filled out with approvals in place prior to submission of any proposals. Complete information with a link to the tool is available on the OSRP Authorization to Submit page.
In response to COVID-19, the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs has instituted a university-wide Research Continuity Plan for all active grants as part of their grants management plan. We are requiring that all Principal Investigators on currently active grants work with their grant support staff to complete Research Continuity Plans in an effort to best prepare for, and anticipate, any interruptions in program progress as a result of COVID-19. For instructions, please refer to our Research Continuity Plan.
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Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP)
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