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Early Career Awards, Federal Funding and Internal Grant Program

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Doug Gage, Assistant VP for Research & Graduate Studies introduces a number of funding programs to grant writers. October 8, 2015

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Early Career Awards, Federal Funding and Internal Grant Program

  1. 1. Early Career Awards Federal Funding Internal Grant Programs Doug Gage Assistant Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies 249 Administration Bldg. 517-432-3773 gage@msu.edu
  2. 2. SciVal Funding is a comprehensive search tool to find funding opportunities http://www.funding.scival.com/home#b (Link through VPRGS website “Find Funding” https://vprgs.msu.edu/find-funding)
  3. 3. Funding Agencies with Specific Early Career Awards Dept. of Defense Office of Naval Research (ONR) Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Army Research Office (ARO) Dept. of Education Dept. of Energy Dept. of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health (NIH) K02, K07, K22, K99/R00, DP2, DP5 Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)* National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER
  4. 4. General Characteristics of Early Career awards • Highly competitive • Restricted to specific career stage (years post-degree, years in Tenure Track position) • In some cases, restricted by funding history • May be restricted by citizenship or permanent resident status (e.g., DOD) • May be restricted by research field even within an agency • Usually not institutionally-limited
  5. 5. Agencies Currently NOT Offering Early Career Awards U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) Center for Disease Control (CDC) Dept. of State Dept. of Transportation (DOT) Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Health Resources and Services Administration National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration United States Agency for International Development (USAID) U.S. Geologic Survey
  6. 6. Internal Grant Programs Strategic Partnership Grants Objective: • Provide seed funds ($400K over 3 years) to prepare for significant external funding or IP with commercial potential • Encourage new interdisciplinary collaborations Process: • Pre-Proposal Deadline: September 17, 2015CORD • Pre-Proposal Discussion: November 12, 2015 • Full Proposal Deadline: January 29, 2016 • CORD Full Proposal Discussion: April 28, 2016 • Presentations to the MSUF Grants Committee: TBA (June) $1.2M awarded Review Panels (MSU faculty): Basic and Applied Biology Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Mathematics Environmental Studies and Energy Health and Biomedical Sciences Humanities, Social Science and Education
  7. 7. Humanities and Arts Research Program (HARP) Objective: • Provide funding to support research, scholarship and production in the humanities and arts. Categories: • Humanities Research: supports research projects and scholarship broadly related to the humanities. • Exhibition and Performance: supports scholarship and creative activities leading to an exhibition or performance. Process: Peer reviewed by faculty panels • HARP-Production Round I Deadline: September 24, 2015 • HARP-Production Round I Funding Announcements: December 2, 2015 • HARP- Production Round II Deadline: February 4, 2016 • HARP-Production Round II Funding Announcements: April 6, 2016 • HARP-Development Deadline: October 8, 2015 • HARP Development Funding Announcements: February 10, 2016
  8. 8. Discretionary Funding Initiative (DFI) Objective: Provide bridge funding (up to $50K) when grant applications just missed the funding line Process: Nominations by your College’s Assoc. Dean for Research DFI Round 1: • Deadline for Applicants to Submit Materials to Assoc. Dean: September 17, 2015 • Deadline for Assoc. Dean to Submit Nominations to OVPRGS: October 8, 2015 • Funding Announcements: December 15, 2015 DFI Round II: • Deadline for Applicants to Submit Materials to Assoc. Dean: March 7, 2016 • Deadline for Assoc. Dean to Submit Nominations to OVPRGS: April 14, 2016 • Funding Announcements: May 4, 2016 Funding is matched 1:1 by college and VPRGS

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