The ICFNJ’s Undergraduate Research Symposium seeks to increase the number of students participating in STEM programs at their universities and introduce these students to mentors and career opportunities that will serve them well in their future professional lives. ICFNJ will provide a maximum of 28 awards worth $2,500 each to help undergraduate student fund and present their research at the symposium. All academic majors are encouraged to submit proposals. Submissions are due June 10, 2013. For more information, see the documents below:
The Department of Defense’s MSRP Idea Development Award aims to promote ideas in the early stages of development that have the potential to yield high-impact findings and new avenues of investigation. Proposals must address at least one of the following areas:
- Biological basis of symptoms and their management
- Mechanistic studies of environmental risk factors
- Endocrinological influence on disease activity and progression
- Co-morbidities and their impact on disease activity and progression
The maximum award period is two years and the maximum allowable direct costs for this period are $400,000 plus indirect costs. The pre-application submission deadline is June 18, 2013, while the final application submission deadline is September 17, 2013. For information, see the link below:
IBDR supports the development, production and distribution of novel instrumentation that addresses demonstrated needs in biological research in areas supported by NSF Biology programs. Proposals should benefit a broad user community through distribution of the technology and must fall into one of two types:
Type A – Innovation: Proposals for the development of novel instrumentation that provides new research capabilities or, where appropriate, that significantly improves current technologies by at least an order of magnitude in fundamental aspects such as accuracy, precision, resolution, throughput, flexibility, breadth of application, costs of construction or operation, or user-friendliness.
Type B – Bridging: Proposals for transforming ‘one of a kind’ prototypes or high-end instruments into devices that are broadly available and utilizable without loss of capacity.
The exact award amount depends on the availability of funds. Applications are due July 31, 2013. For more information, see the link below:
The CUR is hosting a Registry of Undergraduate Researchers in an attempt to facilitate matchmaking between undergraduates with research experience and graduate schools seeking students. Undergraduates can fill out a curriculum vitae form free of charge. Their information will only be given legitimate graduate schools or research programs, not marketing firms. CUR also welcomes submissions from Master’s students who plan to enter PhD programs.
The registry is currently open to all students, schools and employers in the fields of: Anthropology/Archaeology, Arts/Humanities, Biology/Biochemistry, Business, Chemistry/Biochemistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, English and Linguistics, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Health Professions, History, Journalism and Communications, Mathematics/Computer Science, Physics/ Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.
For more information, see the link below:
The Imagine Science Film Festival (ISFF) is seeking films that transform scientific concepts into engaging movies. Films should effectively incorporate science into a compelling narrative while remaining grounded in scientific fact. Winners of the Nature Scientific Merit Award will receive $2,500 and winners of the Nature Audience Award will receive $1,000. Submissions open March 1, 2013, with an early deadline of May 1, 2013, a regular deadline of June 15, 2013 and a late deadline of August 15, 2013. For more information, see the link below:
HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) is requesting applications for research that will inform the ongoing response to and recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Much of this research can only be conducted during the recovery and response to a major emergency or natural disaster, or the opportunity is lost. Research under this funding opportunity announcement can support, but is not limited to:
- Assessing community resilience and identify resilience factors to inform recovery
- Evaluating the effectiveness of risk communication and use of social media
- Evaluating the health system response and health care access discontinuity to assist recovery
- Evaluating evacuation and policy decision-making and outcomes
- Evaluating and mitigate mental health outcomes of affected individuals and communities
Projects cannot exceed $500,000 in direct costs and must be completed within 24 months of the issuance of the award. Applications must be submitted before May 20, 2013. For more information, see the link below:
The Lumina Foundation seeks compelling visual presentations that illustrate the impact of significantly increasing post-secondary education. The maximum award for this challenge is $10,000. Submissions are due April 25, 2013. For more information, see the link below:
This National Institute of Mental Health funding opportunity announcement seeks research studies that use dimensional constructs (like brain circuit or physiological pathway) to integrate biology and behavior in the service of advancing the understanding of biological mechanisms and developmental trajectories of eating disorders. Possible research topics include, but are not limited to:
- Deviations from normative adolescent brain development or function during early stages of eating disorders within cognitive, emotional, or reward behaviors and their underlying neural circuits.
- Biological mechanisms underlying changes in attention, perception, or effortful control during early phases of eating disorders or over the course of treatment (e.g., illness to recovery) in adolescents or adults.
- Assessment of changes in cognitive function over the course of weight restoration or treatment to distinguish those neurobiological functions that are sensitive to nutritional and physiological status from those that are not.
- The use of reward processes (e.g., reward expectation, valuation, and termination of reward seeking behavior) and variation in reward circuitry to predict treatment response in eating disorders.
- Using emotion paradigms to measure trajectories in individuals with impairing levels of food restriction, anxiety, or compulsive behaviors.
Budgets are limited to $400,000 in annual direct costs and the maximum project period is five years. Letters of intent are due May 11, 2013, with full applications due June 11, 2013. For more information, see the link below:
This funding opportunity announcement aims to encourage interdisciplinary studies on the impact of parental military deployment, combat-related stress and reintegration with the family on child social and affective development outcomes as well as on family functioning. Research questions can include, but are not limited to:
- What effect does the anticipation of deployment or multiple deployments have on family functioning and child adjustment?
- Are there gender differences in the ways in which combat-related stress affects family functioning and child adjustment outcomes? Are there specific impacts on child adjustment when the mother or female head of household is deployed?
- Are there family/child vulnerabilities or risk factors that are exacerbated by parental military deployment, combat-related stress, and reintegration with families? Are there protective factors that may buffer against challenges associated with combat-related stress?
- What are the long term consequences of parental deployment, separation, and reintegration on child development outcomes?
- To what extent does combat-related stress and co-morbid conditions such as substance use disorders, depression, sleep disturbance, and other anxiety disorders have an impact on parenting?
There is no limit on application budgets, but proposals should reflect the actual needs of the project. The maximum project period is 5 years. Applications follow the R01 research grant cycle and are due February 5, June 5 and October 5 annually until May 8, 2014. For more information, see the link below:
This National Institutes of Health funding opportunity announcement aims to create new interventions, programs, policies, practices and tools that community-based organizations can use to help elderly individuals remain healthy and independent and live in their own homes and communities. Projects should demonstrate collaboration between researchers and a community-based organization. Proposals can include, but are not limited to:
- How subjective well-being is impacted by aging-relevant life transitions, including changes in employment or health status, marital status, and social engagement
- Improvement of home and community based services (e.g. transportation, including older-driver skills building, and in-home services such as personal care)
- Research that focuses on positive health behavior, especially recent results from the literature on self-regulation and behavioral economics
- Research on workplace factors that promote flexibility, productivity, and work-family balance to enhance the health and well-being of older workers and to maintain older adults in the workplace
Application budgets are not limited but should reflect the actual needs of the project. The maximum project period is 5 years. Applications follow the R01 research schedule and are due February 5, June 5 and October 5 until May 8, 2014. For more information, see the link below: