The National Science Foundation is currently soliciting proposals for their PFI: Building Innovation Capacity (BIC) program under the topic of Smart Service Systems. This is a limited submission with an institutional limit of two. Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) program supports academia-industry partnerships to focus on post-discovery, academic-led research that advances, adapts and integrates technology into a human-centered smart service system and builds innovation capacity:
The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) funding opportunity from the Department of Defense is now accepting white papers for research grants for nineteen listed topics (also copied below). MURI efforts involve teams of researchers (from one or more institutions) investigating high priority topics and opportunities that intersect more than one traditional technical discipline.
Thank you to everyone to who participated in the recent Instrumentation Idea Exchange. Moving forward, the timeline for the two funding opportunities for laboratory equipment for research is shown below.
Tomorrow (Wednesday, 10/8), we will be holding an information session on the Accelerator Grant Program in the Humanities Center (West Packer Avenue, Across from the Packer House). Light refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to bring your lunch and your questions about the program.
Also, please be aware that the dates for the Accelerator Grant Program have been updated. The new dates are:
On October 17th, applications are due for the 2014 Fall Strohl Undergraduate Research and Senior Thesis Grants. The purpose of the Strohl Grant Program is to encourage students in the humanities and/or social sciences to pursue independent, engaged research outside of their normal coursework. These independent projects should be mentored by a faculty member and should expand the experiences, perspectives, and skills of our students.
As the administrator for this program, I get a lot of questions about the program’s intent and what makes a great Strohl Research Grant proposal. I’ve sat down to collect some of the best bits of advice to help guide you as a student or a mentor in preparing a successful application.
Guidelines for Accelerator grant applications for Fall 2014 are here.
Accelerator grants support teams of Lehigh investigators in developing multi-investigator research programs in particularly promising areas. Based on a team’s identification of a major, specific area of opportunity and ways in which it can excel in that area, these grants provide significant flexibility in use of the grant funds. Teams are expected to use these grants to broaden and quicken their access to sources of outside support that will enable them to sustain highly productive multi-investigator programs. These grants should enable an already strong group to grow a sustainable program more rapidly than would otherwise have been likely.
Guidelines for Faculty Research Grant (FRG) applications for Fall 2014 are available here.
For returning applicants, guidelines are the same as last year. FRG grants provide up to $6,000 for conduct of research, with emphasis on projects likely to enable development of a new research focus, expand applicants’ research programs beyond their current scope, or enable ongoing programs to have expanded impact. Applications are due on October 10.