A monthly publication of the UGA Office of Research with the latest funding opportunities and announcements in support of our research community.
Cost sharing on sponsored projects: Toward a more consistent policy
I thought it would be helpful to address an important topic for all of us who pursue external sponsored funding: cost sharing. Earlier this spring, to eliminate (or at least minimize!) questions, we released a revised policy clarifying how investigators may implement cost sharing on their sponsored projects.
NIH: Short-Term Research Education Experiences to Attract Talented Students to Biomedical Informatics/Data Science Careers and Enhance Diversity
Deadline: May 31, 2022
This program supports educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups, to pursue studies in biomedical informatics and data science.
NIH Directors New Innovator Award
NSF: Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics
- No Deadline
- Awards will vary
- This program promotes the fundamental science and engineering of dynamic systems to advance solutions to urgent societal problems, such as climate change, epidemics, cyber-attacks, extreme weather, etc.
NSF: Geobiology and Low-Temperature Geochemistry
- No Deadline
This program supports research on geochemical processes in terrestrial Earth’s surface systems, as well as the interaction of geochemical and biological processes.
Humanities & Arts Opportunities
The Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
- Deadline: May 18, 2022
- This grant supports contemporary visual art writers in three categories: articles, books and short-form writing.
MAP Fund Grants for Artistic Production
- Deadline: May 27, 2022
MAP's 2022 grant cycle will provide grants to new, live performance projects across all regions of the United States. Project funds may be used for creation, dependent care, personnel, practice, production, rehearsal, research, rest, residency, travel and workshop costs.
A2ru Conference Call for Proposals
- Deadline: June 6, 2022
The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) will hold its 2022 annual conference Nov. 3-5 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with the theme "Exploring Artistic Research." A call for proposals is open and includes submissions for the conference’s equity-focused "Steps Towards Change" sessions.
NEH Digital Projects for the Public
- Deadline: June 8, 2022
- $30,000- $400,000 depending on grant type
The Digital Projects for the Public program supports projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats. Maximum award amounts are $30,000 for discovery grants, $100,000 for prototyping grants and $400,000 for production grants.
For more information and proposal support for foundation opportunities, please contact Matt Pruitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
- Deadline: Aug. 23, 2022
- Up to $50,000
The fund is interested in activities that build connections between early biomedical scientific approaches and ecological, environmental, geological, geographic and planetary-scale thinking, as well as with population-focused fields including epidemiology and public health, demography, economics and urban planning. Proposed support should not fund new projects, not current work.
NIH: NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards (DP5 Clinical Trial Optional)
- Deadline: June 2, 2022
- The NIH Director's Early Independence Award supports exceptional junior investigators who wish to pursue independent research after completing their doctoral degree or post-graduate clinical training.
NSF: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections
- Deadline: June 17, 2022
This program seeks to enhance the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to improve access to information residing in such collections across the United States.
NSF: Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines) Broad Agency Announcement
- Concept Outline Due Date: June 30, 2022
- Internal Due Date: June 30, 2022
Letter of Intent Due Date: Aug. 31, 202
- Full Proposal Due Date: Sept. 29, 2022
The NSF Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines) program is a bold new initiative, committed to creating regional-scale, technology-driven innovation ecosystems in every U.S. region, accelerating emerging technologies, driving economic growth, addressing key societal challenges and maintaining national competitiveness.
Important Note: There is no limit to the number of concept outlines an organization can submit, but UGA may only submit one LOI and one full proposal. Please submit your concept outline to NSF and then upload a copy with your internal application. We will follow up in July to request a copy of the response from NSF. NSF’s feedback of your concept outline will be considered when selecting UGA’s single full proposal.
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Saunt awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Claudio Saunt, Regents’ Professor and Russell Professor of American History in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a 2022 Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Minko named Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry
Sergiy Minko, the Georgia Power Professor of Fiber and Polymer Science in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences and faculty member of the Department of Chemistry in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Noble earns Young Investigator Award
Emily Noble, an assistant professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has received a Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Nutrition.
The Office of Research maintains a list of external honors and awards to encourage faculty applications.
New Office of Research Security and Export Controls
The Office of Research Security and Export Controls (ORSEC) has been created to manage increasing security requirements for federally funded research. ORSEC will continue its export controls and economic sanctions compliance mandate while responding to new and evolving guidelines as outlined in National Security Presidential Memorandum-33 and associated agency implementation guidance. Dan Runge will serve as the director of ORSEC.
Export Control Training Available for International Shippers
The Office of Research Security and Export Controls can provide in-person or remote training for international shippers on compliance with export controls and economic sanctions. All university personnel engaging in international shipping on behalf of UGA should request review of international shipments by the Office of Export Control prior to shipment. Contact Dan Runge at email@example.com or 2-4188.
IRB: Expiration of Approval
PIs should have multiple tools and safeguards to ensure that they meet requirements for continuing review and approval of human research projects. When approval expires on a project, all related human research procedures must stop until a new approval is granted. When research activities are complete, the PI is responsible for closing the project in the IRB portal. For questions, contact the Human Subjects Office at IRB@uga.edu or 706-542-3199.
Travel, Shipping and Activities involving Belarus, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria or Ukraine
The U.S. government imposes comprehensive economic sanctions and trade embargoes on Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria, as well as the Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. The U.S. has also significantly expanded export controls and economic sanctions for Belarus and Russia. Activities involving these high-risk countries should receive export control review. Contact Dan Runge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-542-4188.
IACUC Revised Policy
The IACUC has revised and restructured its policy on anesthesia, survival surgery and post-anesthetic/post-operative monitoring. It is now split out into three policies, each dedicated to either anesthesia, analgesia or surgery. In addition, each policy is now supplemented with corresponding guidelines with more specific information. The policies and guidelines can be found under their respective headings (i.e., IACUC Policies and IACUC Guidelines) on the Animal Care & Use website.
Faculty Research COVID Impact Recovery Funding
The Provost’s Faculty Research COVID Impact Recovery Funding (FRCIRF) is a competitive internal grant program in response to the prolonged research disruptions experienced by faculty throughout the pandemic. Up to $300,000 will be available in FY2023 to support individual faculty or teams, with maximum awards of $25,000. Proposals should be submitted by Sept. 1. The program is a partnership between the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Office of Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Research.
Project Status Report Training
Tuesday, May 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (virtual)
Targeted at faculty and staff who need help determining balances on sponsored projects. Training will also cover subscribing to and customizing reports. Register in the Professional Education Portal.
GRASP Class 5: Prior Approval, Audits & Reporting
Tuesday, May 24, 9a.m.-12 p.m. (virtual)
Examines actions that require prior approval of the sponsor, types of audits that can be conducted, and types of reports that are often required for sponsored projects. Register in the Professional Education Portal.
GRASP Class 6: Special Topics
Wednesday, June 22, 9a.m.-12 p.m. (virtual)
This session focuses on more in-depth coverage of key issues related to sponsored projects, including F&A return, carry-over, salary cap and uncollectible accounts. Register online in the Professional Education Portal.
Nikki Shariat, assistant professor in UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine, examines a petri dish containing Salmonella culture. Shariat created CRISPR-SeroSeq, which increases the power of food safety tests by ramping up their sensitivity for identifying multiple strains of Salmonella, including those that make people and animals sick. Using CRISPR-SeroSeq, she hopes to predict which serotypes will be of most concern and allow the poultry industry to create vaccines or other measures to fight outbreaks before they occur. Read the full story.