UWL & UW System Grants
Grants listed below require the institutional GRC log-in to access. If you need the GRC log-in, please see the newsletter in your UWL inbox or contact ORSP.
Arts / Humanities / International
American Library Association
American Philosophical Society
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
Archaeological Institute of America
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women
College Art Association
Early American Industries Association
Folger Shakespeare Library
Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum
Hagley Museum and Library
Hoover Presidential Library Association
J.M. Kaplan Fund
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Library Company of Philadelphia
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Gallery of Art
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of the Interior
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Education / Economic and Community Development
American Educational Research Association
Economic History Association
Open Society Institute
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Justice
American Brain Tumor Association
American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education
American Heart Association
American Parkinson Disease Association
Christian de Duve Institute of Cellular Pathology
Health Resources and Services Administration
Huntington’s Disease Society of America
Klingenstein (Esther A. & Joseph) Fund, Inc.
Macy (Josiah, Jr.) Foundation
National Institutes of Health
Progeria Research Foundation
Thrasher Research Fund
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Science / Technology / Engineering / Math
American Museum of Natural History
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers
Council on Undergraduate Research
Fats and Proteins Research Foundation, Inc.
Geological Society of America
Henry Luce Foundation
Huyck (Edmund Niles) Preserve and Biological Research Station
Morris Animal Foundation
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Center for Atmospheric Research
National Science Foundation
Partnership for Clean Competition
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
HOLD THE DATE: UWL Faculty Research Day to Be Held Friday, January 20
The 22nd Annual UWL Faculty Research Day will be held Friday, January 20, in the new student center from approximately 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The event celebrates the university’s research, scholarly, and creative activities, and provides an opportunity to learn about the diverse scholarship being undertaken by throughout the campus community. The event is sponsored by the Provost & Vice Chancellor and the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs. Please contact ORSP with any questions about the event (email@example.com, 785-8007). Watch your email inbox for registration information coming soon!
NSF Grant Policy & Application Changes for Proposals Due on or after Jan. 30, 2017
There will be several significant changes and revisions to the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Proposal Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) in effect for applications submitted on or after January 30, 2017; proposals due before that date should follow the current PAPPG. NSF has also updated its Frequently Asked Questions. The updated PAPPG summarizes the significant changes and clarifications, while several key revisions are noted below:
- Letters of intent (LOIs) for collaborative proposals: If a collaborative application from multiple organizations requires an LOI, the lead institution will submit the LOI.
- Additional information on RAISE and GOALI proposals: Descriptions of two new proposal types have been added, including Research Advanced by Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering (RAISE) and Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI).
- Collaborators & other affiliations: Instructions for this supplementary document clarify that (1) each person should be listed alphabetically by last name; and (2) listing postgraduate advisors is not required. Instead, proposers must include “a list of all persons with whom the individual has had an association as a PhD advisor,” as the information will better inform NSF of potential conflicts of interest or bias when selecting reviewers.
- Results from prior NSF support: Language has been added to clarify why NSF collects this information from proposers: “to assist reviewers in assessing the quality of prior work conducted with current or prior NSF support. Additional instructions have also been added regarding the type of information that should be included for projects that have been recently awarded, where no new results exist.”
- Letters of support: While letters of collaboration are permitted, clarifications have been made “to emphasize the importance of submitting letters of support only when specifically required by a program solicitation.” Letters of collaboration must use the language prescribed by NSF.
- Submission of collaborative proposal from multiple organizations: The Collaborators & Other Affiliations Information should be submitted separately by the lead and non-lead organizations.
- Proposal preparation checklist: Information has been added to provide PIs with a list of proposal components needed for different proposal types.
To help PIs navigate the current and upcoming set of guidelines, the ORSP website currently has two versions of the UWL NSF Proposal Development Checklist available: (1) a checklist for proposals due before January 30, 2017; and (2) a checklist for proposals due on or after January 30, 2017.
NIH Grant Application Guide Has Been Updated
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant application guide was updated November 22, 2016. Revisions primarily comprise clarifications to a number of instructions rather than changes, with the exception of the implementation of a new appendix policy, which applies to proposals due on or after January 25, 2017. The new appendix policy (NOT-OD-16-129) redefines allowable appendix materials to include only the following materials:
- For applications proposing clinical trials:
- Clinical trial protocols
- Investigator’s brochure from Investigation New Drug (IND)
- For all applications:
- Blank informed consent/assent forms
- Blank surveys, questionnaires, data collection instruments
- Items required by solicitation
The UWL NIH proposal development checklist has been updated to reflect these changes. Section G.120 of the updated NIH application guidelines addresses all of the significant changes.
21st Century Cures Act Is Passed
On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, which commits $6.3 billion over seven years to multiple public health initiatives. These investments include heroin and opioid addiction treatment ($1 billion), precision medicine ($1.4 billion), the BRAIN research initiative ($1.5 billion), cancer care and research ($1.8 billion), mental illness, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injuries. The legislation could provide up to an additional $4.8 billion over 10 years in research funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), primarily in the areas of cancer, neuroscience, and precision medicine.
New Federal Initiative: Computer Science for All
In FY 2016, the Obama Administration highlighted its initiative to provide additional funding for computer science research, particularly its emphasis on computer science education and training, through the Computer Science for All (CS for All) initiative. In FY 2017, a number of new initiatives will be implemented to further the objectives of CS for All. NSF, in particular, plans to provide up to $20 million in funds for computer science research in 2017; additional information is available in the NSF 16-057 Dear Colleague Letter. One such program is the NSF Computer Science for All: Researcher Practitioner Partnerships (applications due February 28, 2017), which supports “researcher-practitioner partnerships (RPPs) that foster the research and development needed to bring [computer science/computation thinking] to all schools. Specifically, this solicitation aims to provide high school teachers with the preparation, professional development (PD) and ongoing support that they need to teach rigorous computer science courses, and K-8 teachers with the instructional materials and preparation they need to integrate CS/CT into their teaching.”
UWL & UW System Grants
Program contact: UWL Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning (CATL)
Program summary: Curricular Redesign Grants (CRG) support groups of instructors to develop or redesign and implement curricula and teaching practices in academic programs. The grants fund projects that involve significant revisions intended to address challenging learning goals, student learning problems, and/or achievement gaps. Priority will be given to projects that go above and beyond normal curriculum development, course updates, and minor revisions. Projects should include design, assessment, and further improvement of curriculum and teaching practices.
Deadline: February 17, 2017
Program contact: Lema Kabashi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Program summary: This particular grant program focuses on the development of faculty and staff-led programs (e.g. scoping visits) or faculty exchanges.
Deadline: February 6, 2017
Funding agency: University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
Program summary: Wisconsin Sea Grants provide integrated research, outreach, and education programs that provide tangible benefits for ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes environments and the communities they support. Ranging from $100,000-$120,000, these grants support research in the following areas of interest: 1) Wisconsin Targeted Focus Areas, including Green Bay Interdisciplinary Research; Bluff, Beach and Nearshore Sediment Dynamics; and Great Lakes and Water Literacy Assessment. 2) Wisconsin Base Focus Areas, including Healthy Coastal Ecosystems; Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture; and Resilient Communities and Economies. 3) Special Joint Calls for Proposal with other state Sea Grant programs, including MN-WI Joint Call for Proposals; and IL/IN-WI Joint Call for Proposals. In addition, the program solicits education proposals for up to $25,000 a year to address our fourth priority base focus area for Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development (Non-research Education Projects).
Deadlines: Required pre-proposal due January 24, 2017l and full proposal due April 28, 2017