A monthly publication of the UGA Office of Research with the latest funding opportunities and announcements in support of our research community.
Progress from the Office of Research: A quick look back and we leap forward
Fourteen months ago, I was appointed as the University of Georgia’s vice president for research. Over these 14 months, my excitement about leading this dynamic and growing research enterprise has only grown. As we dive into another academic year, now is a great time to look back and celebrate our accomplishments, as well as look ahead to goals for 2022-23 and beyond.
NIH: Bioengineering Research Grants (BRG) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2022
Funds projects that foster the development of an innovative technology, model, technique, design or method that has the potential for significant impact on biomedical research by infusing principles and concepts from the quantitative sciences.
NIH: NCI Cancer Moonshot Scholars Diversity Program (CMSDP) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Deadline: Nov. 7, 2022
Funds independent research projects within the scientific mission of the National Cancer Institute with the goal of increasing the number of R01 Early Stage Investigators and enhancing the diversity of the cancer research workforce.
NPS: FY2022 Historic Preservation Fund- African American Civil Rights
Deadline: Nov. 8, 2022
The National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights Grant Program will document, interpret and preserve the sites and stories of the full history of the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens from the transatlantic slave trade forward.
The Retirement Research Foundation for Aging
Deadline: November 15, 2022, for LOI submission
Amount: Grants average $30,000
Focus: The purpose of these awards is to further scholarship that seeks to identify interventions, policies, and practices to improve the well-being of older adults and/or their caregivers. Preference is given to projects aimed at generating practical knowledge and guidance that can be used by advocates, policymakers, providers, and the aging network.
NIH: NIAID Research Opportunities for New and "At-Risk" Investigators to Promote Workforce Diversity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Due Date: 12/7/22
Funds (a) a New Investigator (NI), an individual who has not previously competed successfully for substantial, independent funding from NIH, or (b) are an 'At-Risk' investigator, an individual who had prior support as a PD/PI on a substantial independent research award and unless successful in securing a substantial research grant award in the current fiscal year, will have no substantial research grant funding in the following fiscal year, from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the health-related sciences.
NIH: Dual Purpose with Dual Benefit: Research in Biomedicine and Agriculture Using Agriculturally Important Domestic Animal Species
Due Date: 12/15/22
Funds carefully designed research studies through meticulous selection of farm animals that mimic human developmental, physiological, and etiological processes to better understand the biology of normal reproduction and reproductive pathophysiology, normal and abnormal metabolism, developmental origin of diseases, precision nutrition, and improve prevention and treatment of diseases in both human and agriculturally important domestic farm animals.
NSF: Human Networks and Data Science (HNDS)
Due Date: 1/12/23
Supports research that enhances understanding of human behavior by leveraging data and network science research across a broad range of topics to identify ways in which dynamic, distributed, and heterogeneous data can provide novel answers to fundamental questions about individual and group behavior, especially insights
NSF: Science and Technology Studies
Deadline: Feb. 2, 2023
Amount: $1 million
Supports interdisciplinary studies that investigate STEM-related conceptual foundations, historical developments and social contexts.
Humanities & Arts Opportunities
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships
- Deadline: Sept. 28, 2022
- Amount: Varies
Supports outstanding scholarship in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. In the 2022-23 competition year, ACLS offers these fellowships solely to untenured scholars who have earned their Ph.D. within eight years of the application deadline.
Willson Center Faculty Fellowships
- Deadline: Sept. 30, 2022
- Amount: Varies
These fellowships support excellence in arts and humanities research or creative practice and activity at UGA. Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply. Interdisciplinary research or creative practice and activity is encouraged, including with the sciences, social sciences and other domains. Fellowships provide course release from two normally assigned courses in one academic year.
UGA Arts Lab Fellowships
- Deadline: Sept. 30, 2022
Amount: Up to $2,000
- Six Arts Lab Faculty Fellowships are available for faculty in the performing or creative arts for academic year 2023-2024. The fellowships are designed for faculty members to develop practice, research and curriculum in the arts. Support comprises one course release.
National Humanities Center Fellowships
- Deadline: Oct. 6, 2022
- Each year, the NHC welcomes up to 40 scholars from across the humanities and all over the world. During their time in residence, Fellows are given the freedom to work on their projects while benefiting from the services of the center, which include private study space, library services, and administrative support in organizing seminars and study groups.
Alexander voted SAML president-elect
UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography Director Clark Alexander was voted the 2022-23 president-elect of the Southern Association of Marine Laboratories (SAML), and will serve as president for 2023-2024.
Lamon selected for FFAR Fellows program
Samuele Lamon, a doctoral student in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has been selected for the 2022-25 cohort of the Foundation for Food and agriculture Research Fellows program.
The Office of Research maintains a list of external honors and awards to encourage faculty applications.
Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture (IIPA) Seed Grant Program
The IIPA is pleased to announce its inaugural seed grant program for FY23, supporting projects in the range of $25,000 to $150,000 in four priority areas: (1) Major Grant Seed Funding, (2) Transformative Research Exploration, (3) Collaborative Infrastructure, (4) Industry Engagement and Enabler. Applications are due Nov. 4.
Teaming for Interdisciplinary Research (TIR) Pre-Seed Program
The program provides early-stage funding for the formation of new faculty teams focused on interdisciplinary research topics. The FY2023 application is now open and will close Nov. 17
(or when available funds are allocated). Find partners, build a team and discuss ideas in the new TIR Pre-Seed Program channel on MS Teams. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Team Impact Award nominations due Nov. 1
UGA's Team Impact Award recognizes a team for excellence in innovative and impactful scholarship that either has or soon promises to fundamentally advance knowledge, understanding and/or applications in ways not achievable by individual investigators or single disciplinary approaches alone. Nominations should be submitted by the team leader through UGA’s InfoReady Portal by Nov. 1.
Nominations for the Regents’ Entrepreneur Designation
The Regents’ Entrepreneur Designation recognizes faculty who have established their reputation as successful innovators and have taken their research into commercial settings. The designation includes an honorific title and one-time cash award. The first round of nominations is due Nov. 15 through the UGA InfoReady portal. More information is included here and any questions should be directed to email@example.com.
Ocean Visions Biennial Summit 2023
The 2023 Biennial Ocean Visions Summit is accepting abstracts and session proposals now through Oct. 26. The summit will be held at the Georgia Aquarium in April and will focus on the sharing of knowledge and challenges at the ocean-climate nexus. For more information on the summit, click here.
Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program
Due Date: 11/16/2022
The purpose of this program is to provide start-up monies for new research projects in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding.
NSF: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program
Amount: $300,000 - $500,000
Due Date: 10/25/2022
The Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training.
Research Live goes monthly
Research Live is relaunching this fall with a monthly schedule of webinars devoted to topics of wide interest to UGA researchers. These virtual events provide an opportunity for faculty, students and staff to interact directly with OoR professionals on different aspects of conducting research at a large public university. All events are free and open to anyone in the UGA community.
Research Orientation and Town Hall
Join Vice President for Research Karen Burg and Office of Research senior leadership for this year’s Faculty Research Orientation on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., to learn more about how the Office of Research can support your work. Burg will also host a virtual town hall for the UGA research community on Monday, Oct. 24, from 3:30-4:30 p.m., to discuss recent Office of Research accomplishments and new initiatives in support of UGA investigators. Both events require Zoom registration.
Internal communications survey
Last fall, the Office of Research deployed a survey to gauge needs and preferences regarding UGA internal communications related to research. Over the intervening months we have made several changes to our practices (and launched some new ones), and we’d love for you to tell us how we’re doing. The survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes.
Infosession/Q&A with Air Force Office of Scientific Research Program Manager
Thursday, Oct. 13, 3-5 p.m. (virtual)
This information session hosted by Georgia State University will introduce faculty to Department of Defense research funding programs such as the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program, the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives and the Defense Enterprise Science Initiative. The event will be hosted on MS Teams, and participants are asked to register via Eventbrite.
Friday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. (virtual)
Research Live is the Office of Research’s monthly webinar series. The October program focuses on “Improving community engagement and other goals of UGA’s human research program,” with presenters Kim Fowler, Jessica Lasebikan and Kim Fernandez of the Human Subjects Office. Research Live is free and open to anyone in the UGA community. Zoom registration is required.
How to publish a book with a reputable press: A panel on academic publishing
Friday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Crit Space (Room 130), Jackson Street Building
Moderated by Dean Sonia Hirt, College of Environment and Design, this panel features senior acquisition editors from some of the best academic presses in the country: Michael McGandy, Cornell; Beth Clevenger, MIT; Tim Mennel, Chicago; and Nate Holly, UGA. Lunch will be provided for those who pre-register.
Zheng-Hua Ye, a professor of plant biology in the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences and UGA’s 2020 Inventor of the Year, uses forceps to make a genetic cross with an Arabidopsis plant in the lab at the plant biology greenhouses. Read the full story. (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker)