Archives for December 5, 2014

Friday Report 12/5/2014

Here are a few interesting proposals that have popped this week:

 A joint solicitation from NSF and Intel seeks proposals to be considered for both NSF Grants and Intel Agreements (i.e., Contracts, Grants or Gifts). Intel Agreements contain provisions for possible direct, on-siteparticipation in research by Intel researchers-in-residence. For the purposes of this program, visual computing deals with the acquisition, analysis, and synthesis of visual information through the use of computational resources and tools. Experiential computing involves the use of computing architectures and applications to enable and/or enhance compelling human experiences. Proposals responsive to this solicitation should seek to improve core capabilities in this emerging field and make advances to relevant areas. Suggested focus areas include but are not limited to: Computational Photography, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, Augmented Reality, Image and Video Understanding, and 3D Scene Understanding. Proposals may only be submitted by universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Proposals will be considered for funding within their project classes: (1) Small VEC Projects, with total budgets ranging from $500,000 to $1,000,000 for durations of three years; (2) Medium VEC Projects, with total budgets ranging from $1,000,001 to $2,000,000 for durations of three years; and (3) Large VEC Projects, with total budgets ranging from $2,000,001 to $3,000,000 for durations of three years. Full proposals are due February 20, 2015.
 This funding opportunity announcement, in support of the NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, aims to support planning activities and the initial stages of development ofentirely new or next generation brain imaging technologies and methods that will lead to transformative advances in our understanding of the human brain. Eligible organizations include higher education institutions, nonprofits, for-profit organizations, governments, and others. NIH intends to commit an estimated total of $3.2M to fund 6-8 awards. Application budgets are limited to $300,000 in direct costs in any project year, but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 3 years. Letters of intent are due February 18, 2015.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) The program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and NationalSecurity challenges and needs.
National Science Foundation (NSF) This solicitation seeks proposals to be considered for both NSF Grants and Intel Agreements (i.e., Contracts, Grants or Gifts). Intel Agreements contain provisions for possible direct, on-site participation in researchby Intel researchers-in-residence (RinRs).

Talk: Bright and Dark Sides of IT

Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Ph.D., Professor of Business & Information Technology, will be giving a 20-minute talk on “The Bright and Dark Sides of IT/IS Use and their Relations with Neuroscience” on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. in Fulton 107.  You are invited to attend.

Fiona Nah

Proposal Development Workshop for Large Team and Center-level Grants

OSP invites you to register for a half-day workshop starting at 8:30 am on Friday January 9 2015 Interactive Proposal Workshop: Pursuing Large Team and Center-Level Grants @ Bertelsmeyer Hall Room 110H. The workshop presenters are Dr. Lucy Deckard of Academic Research Funding Strategies and the Vice Provost Research Dr. K. Krishnamurthy. The event includes lunch which will focus specifically on industry engagement and how to leverage the office of the VPR.

Space is limited to 35 so please register as soon as practical by email to vpr@mst.edu asking us to save you a seat.

Two Proposal Development Workshops

Proposal Development Workshop for Small Teams and Single PI

OSP invites you to register for a day-long workshop starting at 9:00 am on Thursday January 8 2015 Hands-on Proposal Writing Workshop: Pursuing Single-PI and Small Team Grants @ Havener Center Missouri Room 207A. The workshop presenters are Dr. Lucy Deckard of Academic Research Funding Strategies and the Vice Provost Research Dr. K. Krishnamurthy. The event includes lunch which will focus specifically on preparing an NSF CAREER proposal which also serves as an analog for other federal young investigator programs.

Space is limited to 35 so please register as soon as practical by email to vpr@mst.edu asking us to save you a seat.

 

Two Proposal Development Workshops