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Week of Sept 26, 2012 Selected Funding Opportunities: NSF Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Sites) I-Corp Sites are funded at academic institutions, having already existing innovation or entrepreneurial units, to enable them to: Nurture students and/or faculty who are engaged in projects having the potential to be transitioned into the marketplace; and to develop formal, active, local innovation ecosystems that contribute to a larger, national network of mentors, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors. Deadline: January 7 NIH Examination of Survivorship Care Planning Efficacy and Impact The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate research to evaluate the effect of care planning on cancer survivors' health and psychosocial outcomes; self-management of late effects and adherence to cancer screening and health behavior guidelines; utilization of follow- up care; organizational-level factors influencing the implementation of care planning; and associated costs. The ultimate goal of this FOA is to generate a body of science that will inform the development and delivery of interventions and best practices in follow-up care for cancer survivors. R21 Deadline: October 16 R01 Deadline: October 5 NIH Basic Behavioral Research on Multisensory Processing (R21) This FOA encourages research grant applications investigating multisensory processing in perception or other behavioral and social outcomes. The FOA is intended to support basic behavioral research projects focused on two or more sensory modalities. Deadline: October 16 USDA-NIFA NCR-SARE Youth Educator Sustainable Agriculture Grants Youth Educator Grant projects provide opportunities for youth in the North Central Region to learn more about Sustainable Agriculture. Educators can use the grants to encourage young people and their parents to try sustainable practices and see sustainable agriculture as a viable career option. Deadline: November 15 DARPA Microsystems Technology Office Office-Wide BAA This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing MTO programs or other published BAA solicitations. Abstracts & proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis until September 1, 2014. Susan G. Komen For the Cure FY13 Requests for Applications The research focus is on the goal of supporting work that has significant potential to lead to reductions in incidence and mortality from breast cancer. Multiple opportunities are available on the website. Pre-applications are due September 10 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation The Foundation is interested in projects that it expects will result in a strong benefit to society, and for which funding from other sources is not widely available. The following initiatives are among those funded: Census of Marine Life; Encyclopedia of Life; Public Understanding of Science and Technology; Education and Careers in Science and Technology; Workplace, Work Force and Working Families; Information Technology and the Dissemination of Knowledge; and Economic Institutions, Behavior and Performance. The Foundation accepts Letters of Intent on an ongoing basis. Limited Submissions: If interested in a Limited Submission Proposal please contact Kristin Sarver at email@example.com. Limited Submission: NIH Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancer for Years 2013 and 2014 (P50) This FOA targets applicant institutions with demonstrated ability to conduct translational research in the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and/or treatment of human cancer. Applications may address cancer in any organ site, but each application must be organ site specific or address cancers that are related. Examples include (but are not limited to) leukemias, lymphomas, myelomas, sarcomas, and cancers of brain, breast, gastrointestinal (GI) system, bladder, kidney, cervix, endometrium, head & neck, lung, ovary, pancreas, prostate, skin, oral cavity & pharynx, eye & orbit, and endocrine system. SPOREs are expected not only to conduct a wide spectrum of research activities, but also to contribute significantly to the development of specialized shared resource core facilities, improved research model systems, and collaborative research projects with other institutions. The research supported through this program must be translational in nature and must always be focused upon knowledge of human biology stemming from research using cellular, molecular, structural, biochemical, and/or genetic experimental approaches with the goal of a translational human endpoint within the 5 year term of the grant. In addition, SPOREs must include both a Developmental Research Program for pilot studies and a Career Development Program to foster careers in organ-based translational science. For this competition, Purdue may submit multiple SPORE applications provided that they are scientifically distinct, proposed in a different cancer organ site, and are led by different PDs/PIs. Therefore, we are asking that parties interested in leading an application notify OVPRlimited@purdue.edu by October 11. Other: NIH RFI: Identifying Organizations with the Appropriate Expertise to Participate in a Mobile Health (mHealth) Collaborative Public-Private Partnership This request for information (RFI) seeks to identify organizations with the appropriate expertise to serve as managing partner and/or participants for the “mHealth Public-Private Partnership” (mHealth PPP). The mission of the mHealth PPP is to facilitate research and evidence collection to enable the appropriate use of wireless devices to improve health in both the domestic and global environment. The partnership will achieve its mission through collaboration between public, civil society, and private sector entities. Interested parties should respond to this request for information by October 5. NIH Notice of Updates to the National Robotics Initiative (NRI) This details NIH’s involvement with this multi-agency funding opportunity. Deadline for the program is December 11 with applications being submitted through the NSF.
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