A monthly publication of the UGA Office of Research with the latest funding opportunities and announcements in support of our research community.
Recognizing nominees and nominators
It’s fall, and that means it’s time once again to nominate our students and fellow faculty members for their exemplary research, teaching and service through UGA’s internal awards programs. It’s also a great time to consider nominating individuals for external awards.
NSF: Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (FRGMS)
Amount: $150,000 - $1.5 million
Deadline: Dec. 6
Supports collaborative groups employing innovative methods to solve research challenges in the mathematical sciences. Interdisciplinary—and risky—projects are welcome; groups may include researchers from other science and engineering disciplines.
NSF: Organismal Response to Climate Change (ORCC) - Expanding Understanding and Improving Predictions of Life on a Warming Planet
Deadline: Dec. 13
Funds integrative, cross-disciplinary projects that examine the organismal mechanisms underlying responses to climate change. Creative approaches are encouraged which use results to develop use-inspired ways to anticipate and manage effects of climate change on organisms.
NIH: HEAL Initiative: Research to Increase Implementation of Substance Use Preventive Services
Amount: $6,040,000 (R01); $5,436,000 (R61/R33)
Deadline: Dec. 17 (LOI)
NIH has released two related HEAL Initiative solicitations: Research to Increase Implementation of Substance Use Preventive Services (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) and Research to Increase Implementation of Substance Use Preventive Services (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional).
NSF: Ethical and Responsible Research (ER2)
Deadline: Jan. 25, 2024
Supports fundamental research about what constitutes or promotes responsible and ethical conduct of research (RECR).
NIH: Developing Novel Theory and Methods for Understanding the Genetic Architecture of Complex Human Traits
Amount: Unspecified (R01); $415,250 (R21)
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2024 (R01); Feb. 16, 2024 (R21)
NIH has released two related solicitations: Developing Novel Theory and Methods for Understanding the Genetic Architecture of Complex Human Traits (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and Developing Novel Theory and Methods for Understanding the Genetic Architecture of Complex Human Traits (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed).
Humanities & Arts Opportunities
Willson Center Public Impact Grants
Amount: Up to $10,000
Deadline: Oct. 23
Supports faculty in organizing campus conferences, exhibitions and performances that showcase humanities and arts research. Intended to facilitate interaction between national and international scholars and UGA faculty and students.
Willson Center Short-Term Visiting Fellowships
Deadline: Oct. 23
Brings distinguished scholars, artists and performers to the UGA arts and humanities community. Individual faculty or interdisciplinary groups may nominate visiting fellows who engage with current research in a public context.
NEH: Collaborative Research Grants
Amount: Up to $250,000
Deadline: Nov. 29
Advances humanistic knowledge by supporting teams of scholars working on a joint endeavor. Encourages projects that incorporate multiple points of view, pursue new avenues of inquiry in the humanities and lead to publication.
NEH: Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant
Deadline: Nov. 29
Supports collaborative teams that are editing, annotating and translating foundational humanities texts vital to scholarship but currently inaccessible or available only in inadequate editions or translations.
NEH: Public Scholars Grant
Amount: $5,000 per month for six to 12 months
Deadline: Nov. 29
Offers grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel and other activities leading to publication of well-researched nonfiction books written for the broad public.
Amount: Up to $100,000 per year for two to three years
Deadline: Oct. 1
Supports life sciences research not heavily supported by federal agencies or other foundations. Focused on supporting young scientists at the beginning of their careers and productive senior scientists who wish to move into new fields of interest.
American Heritage Chocolate
Deadline: Oct. 28
Aims to uncover and share chocolate’s role in global history and its influence on heritage and culture. Grants will support projects that investigate and/or educate the public about the history of chocolate and/or the chocolate-making process.
Simons Collaboration in Mathematics and the Physical Sciences
Amount: Up to $2 million annually for four years
Deadline: Nov. 1
Stimulates progress on fundamental scientific questions of major importance in mathematics, theoretical physics and theoretical computer science.
NSF: Partnerships for Innovation Research Partnerships (PFI-RP) track
Deadline: Oct. 23
Supports translational research and technology development, partnership formation, and transition of discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace.
Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation: Mathers Grants Winter 2023/2024
Deadline: Oct. 27
Aims to advance the life sciences by sponsoring scientific research that will benefit mankind. This program funds basic scientific research, ideally with the potential for translational application.
NEA: Grants for Arts Projects (Link to 2023 Program)
Amount: $10,000-$100,000 anticipated range based on prior program years
Deadline: To be announced
Interested parties should begin planning for an expected internal limited submissions posting for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grants for Arts Projects. For any questions in advance of the posting, please contact Dave Marr with the Wilson Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSF: Pathways into the Earth, Ocean, Polar and Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (GEOPAths)
Deadline: Nov. 17
Funds projects that address current needs and opportunities related to education, learning, training and professional development within the geosciences community.
NIH: Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Deadline: Jan. 12, 2024
Supports educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.
SAM: Sustainable Anthracnose Management for Watermelon and Cucumber Growers in the Eastern U.S. (SCRI)
Funder: USDA NIFA
PI: Bhabesh Dutta, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Shaping Next Generation Aminoglycoside Antibiotics for Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Diseases
PI: David Crich, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry
Leveraging the unique metabolism of Megasphaera elsdenii for metabolic engineering to medium and long chain organic acids for use in jet fuels and biomaterials
PI: Janet Westpheling, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Genetics
Regulation of the Translational Response to Cellular Stress
PI: Timothy Bolger, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Advancing the understanding, detection, and host resistance selection of fungi associated with loblolly pine needle disease
Funder: USDA Forest Service
PI: Caterina Villari, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Plant Biology
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Noble named Fellow of The Obesity Society
Emily Noble, associate professor in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Department of Nutritional Sciences, has been named a Fellow of The Obesity Society, the leading international professional society focused on obesity science, treatment and prevention.
UGA’s Dewey selected as DOE outstanding graduate student
Nicholas Dewey, a Ph.D. student in chemistry, is one of 60 graduate students across 26 states selected for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research program. Dewey’s research focuses on emerging scientific challenges in experimental and computational physical chemistry related to the adoption of sustainable biofuels.
The Office of Research maintains a list of external honors and awards to encourage faculty applications.
Institute for Integrative Precision Agriculture (IIPA) Seed Grants
The IIPA cultivates and supports interdisciplinary research in developing next-generation technologies and analytics for agriculture, forestry and food. Its seed grant program supports teams of UGA faculty (lead PI must be an IIPA member). Applications accepted through Oct. 31.
IRB reviews for Spring 2024 due Nov. 20
Researchers planning to conduct projects in UGA classes must submit for IRB review no later than Nov. 20 for activities planned to start at the beginning of the Spring 2024 semester. Research involving collection of data from and interaction with UGA students and that focuses on normal educational practices, including research on instructional strategies or the effectiveness of curricula, are eligible for exempt determinations. Projects submitted after Nov. 20 may not receive approval to begin until later in the semester.
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