Grant News, December 2016

Latest News

HOLD THE DATE: UWL Faculty Research Day to Be Held Friday, January 20

NSF Grant Policy & Application Changes for Proposals Due on or after Jan. 30, 2017

NIH Grant Application Guide Has Been Updated

21st Century Cures Act Is Passed

New Federal Initiative: Computer Science for All

Recent Submissions & Awards

UWL & UW System Grants

UWL Curricular Redesign Grants

UWL International Program Development Fund

Wisconsin Sea Grants

External 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

Diversity Research Grants – Mar 01, 2017

American Philosophical Society

Library Resident Research Fellowships – Mar 01, 2017

Phillips Fund for Native American Research – Mar 01, 2017

Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Curatorial Grant Program – Mar 01, 2017

Archaeological Institute of America

Fellowships, Grants and Scholarships Programs – Mar 01, 2017

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women

Research, Grants and Fellowships – Feb 01, 2017

College Art Association

Millard Meiss Publication Grants – Mar 15, 2017

Early American Industries Association

Research Grants Program (Graduate Students and Scholars) – Mar 15, 2017

Folger Shakespeare Library

Research Fellowships – Mar 01, 2017

Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum

Research Travel Grants Program – Mar 15, 2017

Hagley Museum and Library

Fellowship Programs – Mar 31, 2017

Hoover Presidential Library Association

Travel Grant Program – Mar 01, 2017

J.M. Kaplan Fund

Furthermore Grants in Publishing – Mar 01, 2017

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

James Madison Fellowships – Mar 01, 2017

Library Company of Philadelphia

Research Fellowships in Early American Economy and Society – Mar 01, 2017

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum

Research Fellowships – Mar 15, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts

Art Works – Jan 25, 2017

National Endowment for the Humanities

Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities – Mar 14, 2017

Summer Seminars and Institutes (Host) – Mar 01, 2017

Summer Seminars and Institutes (Participant) – Mar 01, 2017

National Gallery of Art

Research Fellowships – Mar 21, 2017  ++

Tinker Foundation

Institutional Grants – Mar 01, 2017

U.S. Department of State

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars and Secondary Educators – Jan 06, 2017

U.S. Department of the Interior

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Grants – Mar 09, 2017

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

Grants Program – Mar 01, 2017

Education / Economic and Community Development

American Educational Research Association

AERA Grants Program – Jan 25, 2017

Economic History Association

Arthur H. Cole Grants in Aid – Mar 01, 2017

Graduate Fellowships and Grants – Jan 15, 2017

Open Society Institute

Open Society Fellowships – Mar 01, 2017

U.S. Department of Commerce

Market Development Cooperator Program – Mar    2017  **

U.S. Department of Education

Small Business Innovative Research Program (SBIR) – Jan 05, 2017

Unsolicited Grant Opportunities – Mar 07, 2017

Title III: Strengthening Institutions Program – Jan 09, 2017

Title V: Developing Hispanic Serving Institutions Program – Jan 09, 2017

Title V: Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans – Jan 09, 2017

Personnel Development to Improve Services/Results for Children w/Disabilities – Feb 06, 2017

Special Education: National Activities–Parent Information Centers – Feb 06, 2017

U.S. Department of Justice

Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation (FIRE)/Demonstration Programs – Feb 06, 2017


American Brain Tumor Association

Research Fellowships and Grants – Jan 25, 2017

American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education

Undergraduate, Graduate and Faculty Fellowship Research Grants – Feb 01, 2017  ++

American Heart Association

National and Affiliates Research Program – Feb 09, 2017

American Parkinson Disease Association

Predoctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowships and Research Grants – Jan 23, 2017  **

Christian de Duve Institute of Cellular Pathology

Post-doctoral Fellowships – Mar 15, 2017

Health Resources and Services Administration

Centers of Excellence – Jan 09, 2017

Ryan White Programs – Jan 17, 2017

Rural Health Network Development Planning Grants – Jan 03, 2017

Huntington’s Disease Society of America

Research Grants and Fellowships – Mar 03, 2017

Klingenstein (Esther A. & Joseph) Fund, Inc.

Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences – Mar 01, 2017

Macy (Josiah, Jr.) Foundation

Macy Faculty Scholars and Grants Program – Feb 15, 2017

National Institutes of Health

NIH Summer Research Experience Programs – Mar 23, 2017

International Research Scientist Development Award – Mar 02, 2017

Core Infrastructure and Methodological Research for Cancer Epidemiology – Mar 10, 2017

Role of the Microflora in the Etiology of Gastro-Intenstinal Cancer – Mar 03, 2017

Clinical Observational Studies in Musculoskeletal, Rheumatic & Skin Diseases – Mar 01, 2017

Identification of Genetic and Genomic Variants by Next-Gen Sequencing (U01) – Mar 01, 2017

Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics Approaches for Nutrition Research – Feb 05, 2017

Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) – Jan 24, 2017

Research Education: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) – Jan 27, 2017

NINR: Child and Family Health, and Health Disparities – Jan 01, 2017

Progeria Research Foundation

Established Investigator, Innovator and Specialty Awards – Mar 21, 2017

Thrasher Research Fund

Grants Program (Pediatric Research/Prevention of Disease) – Mar 14, 2017

U.S. Department of Defense

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research Program (ASARP) – Mar 24, 2017

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Field-Initiated Projects – Feb 08, 2017

Mary Switzer Research Fellowships – Jan 30, 2017

Family Planning Services Grants – Mar 01, 2017

Science / Technology / Engineering / Math

American Museum of Natural History

Fellowship and Grant Opportunities – Feb 06, 2017

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers

Graduate Grants-In-Aid and Senior Undergraduate Program Equipment Grants – Mar 01, 2017

Council on Undergraduate Research

CUR Fellows Awards Program – Jan 06, 2017  **

Fats and Proteins Research Foundation, Inc.

Research Grant Program – Mar 15, 2017  **

Geological Society of America

Graduate and Undergraduate Student Research Grants – Feb 01, 2017

Henry Luce Foundation

Clare Boothe Luce Program (Women in Science, Math, and Engineering) – Mar 06, 2017

Huyck (Edmund Niles) Preserve and Biological Research Station

Graduate and Postgraduate Research Grants – Mar 10, 2017

Morris Animal Foundation

Animal Health Grants – Mar 01, 2017

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

Gulf Research Program – Feb 01, 2017

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Glenn Faculty Fellowship Program (NGFFP) – Feb 16, 2017

NASA’s One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) (NIFS) – Mar 01, 2017

Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) – Mar 06, 2017

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Postdoctoral Fellowships – Jan 06, 2017

National Science Foundation

Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure – Mar 01, 2017

Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation – Mar 07, 2017

Biological Anthropology – Jan 20, 2017  ++

Dimensions of Biodiversity – Feb 21, 2017

Cyberlearning and Future Learning Technologies – Feb 10, 2017

STEM-C Partnerships: MSP – Mar 14, 2017

Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S-STEM) – Mar 29, 2017

Historically Black Colleges & Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) – Mar 21, 2017

Climate and Large-Scale Dynamics – Jan    2017  **   

Partnership for Clean Competition

Grants and Fellowships – Mar 01, 2017

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Grants-in-Aid of Research – Mar 15, 2017

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Student Scholarships (Undergraduate and Graduate) – Feb    2017  **

U.S. Department of Commerce

Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) – Jan 04, 2017

Community-based Restoration Program – Jan 19, 2017

U.S. Department of Defense

Cyber Asymmetric Force Applications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Jan 31, 2017  ++

ARL Broad Agency Announcement – Mar 31, 2017

Army Educational Outreach Program Apprenticeships – Feb 28, 2017  **

DARPA:  Defense Sciences Office – Jan 06, 2017

DARPA: Information Innovation Office – Feb 24, 2017

DARPA: Microsystems Technology Office Programs – Jan 13, 2017

DARPA: Tactical Technology Office – Jan 12, 2017

SSN/SSGN Survivability Program (S3P) & Vertical Launch Payload Concepts – Mar 01, 2017

U.S. Department of Energy

Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) – Jan 04, 2017

Scientific Discovery Through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) – Jan 09, 2017

U.S. Department of Justice

Forensic Research and Development – Feb 28, 2017

U.S. Department of Transportation

Transit Cooperative Research Program – Jan    2017  **

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) – Jan 13, 2017

P3 Award: A Student Design Competition for Sustainability – Feb 03, 2017

Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Research Grants – Mar 02, 2017

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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 (, 785-8007). Watch your email inbox for registration information coming soon!

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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.

Source: NSF 17-1 Proposal & Awards Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG)

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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.

Sources: NIH Application Guide, NIH NOT-OD-16-129

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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.

Sources: White House, Office of the Press SecretaryUSA Today, “Obama Signs $6.3 Billion Law for Cancer Research, Drug Treatment”, H.R.6 21st Century Cures Act

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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.”

Sources: GRC GrantWeekNSF CS for All

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Recent Submissions


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Recent Awards


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UWL & UW System Grants

UWL Curricular Redesign 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

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UWL International Program Development Fund

Program contact: Lema Kabashi,

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

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Wisconsin Sea Grants

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

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