Archives for April 5, 2016

Kudos on Research Accomplishments

See Missouri S&T Accomplishments.

Congratulations to Yew San Hor, Amber Henslee and Dave Westenberg!

GSA’s Office of Citizen Services, Innovative Technologies

GSA’s Office of Citizen Services, Innovative Technologies and 18F (OCSIT/18F) is hosting a software programming and data innovation competition on Friday, April 22, 2016. OCSIT/18F is inviting coders, developers, designers, engineers, data scientists, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from industry, academia, and the federal government to participate. GSA, along with the agencies listed above, will present green and sustainable projects for participants to work on. Read more.  

Army: Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Magazine

The Army puts equipment policy considerations under one management scheme. (AL&T) which now publishes a periodical to share with industry, academic and pubic partners.

Latest issue was just released here.

NIH: Basic versus Applied R4esearch

Dr. Michael Lauer is NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research writes about making investments in both basic and applied research.

Key points

  • NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge
  • Over half of NIH’s research funding supports basic research
  • NIH leaders, joined NIH Director Francis Collins in signing a letter to the editor of Science
  • clarified application instructions for the public health relevance statement

NIH: Innovating to Make it Easier for You to Find the NIH Grants Information You Need

Here is an article by Dr. Michael Lauer is NIH’s Deputy Director for Extramural Research.

Key points

  • new How to Apply – Application Guide page
  • interactive HTML version of forms
  • consolidated instructions for all types of grant programs into the general instructions
  • filtered PDF versions of the form instructions that show only the instructions you need for the type of grant program to which you are applying
  • new search interface for the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs: Predictive Personality & Emotional State Performance Determinants for Training

BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR EXTRAMURAL RESEARCH for the Department of Defense

Defense Health Program

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Defense Medical Research and Development Program

Joint Program Committee 1 (JPC-1) –
Medical Simulation and Information Sciences Research Program

Predictive Personality & Emotional State Performance Determinants for Training (PREEMPT)

Funding Opportunity Number:  W81XWH-16-R-MSI1

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Joint Program Committee 1 (JPC-1)/Medical Simulation and Information Sciences (MSIS) Research Program Predictive Personality & Emotional State Performance Determinants for Training (PREEMPT).  This BAA must be read in conjunction with the submission guidelines in Grants.gov/Apply for Grants (hereinafter called Grants.gov/Apply).  It must also be read in conjunction with the document titled “General Submission Instructions” available with this BAA in Grants.gov.

This BAA (Program Specific) is intended to solicit extramural research and development ideas and is issued under the provisions of the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-369), as implemented in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.102(d)(2) and 35.016.  In accordance with FAR 35.016, projects funded under this BAA must be for basic and applied research and that part of development not related to the development of a specific system or hardware procurement.  Projects must be for scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge or understanding rather than focusing on a specific system or hardware solution.  Research and development funded through this BAA is intended and expected to benefit and inform both military and civilian medical practice and knowledge.

This BAA is intended for extramural investigators only.  A separate FY16 JPC-1/MSIS-PREEMPT Announcement/Funding Opportunity for intramural investigators will be available at https://cdmrp.org/Program_Announcements_and_Forms/.

FY16 Predictive Personality & Emotional State Performance Determinants for Training (PREEMPT) Award

 Eligibilty

  • Independent Investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent).
  • An extramural investigator is defined as all those not included in the definition of intramural investigator, below.
  • An intramural investigator is defined as a Department of Defense (DoD) military or civilian employee working within a DoD laboratory, DoD military treatment facility, or working in a DoD activity embedded within a civilian medical center.

Key Mechanisms

  • Seeks the development of a proof-of-concept task performance assessment tool to predict an individual’s performance and stress level.
  • Seeks research on two (2) of the several predictors of an individual’s performance: personality and emotional state. Near-term impact is expected.
  • Preliminary data are required.
  • Pre-application is required; application is by invitation only.

 Funding

  • Maximum funding of $1,250,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance should not exceed 2 years

http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/dmrdp.shtml

 Deadlines

Pre-Application:

May 11, 2016

5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)

Extramural Application:

August 22, 2016

5:00 p.m. ET

Extramural Application Verification Period:

August 29, 2016

5:00 p.m. ET

Intramural Application:

August 29, 2016

5:00 p.m. ET

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at https://eBRAP.org prior to the pre-application deadline. All applications must conform to the final Program Announcements and General Application Instructions available for electronic downloading from the Grants.gov website. The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on Grants.gov. A listing of all CDMRP funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

Applications must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal, Grants.gov. For email notification when Program Announcements are released, go to the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil) and select Subscribe to Funding Opportunities & Program Communications. For more information about the DMRDP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).

Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs: Medical Simulation and Information Sciences

BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR EXTRAMURAL RESEARCH for the Department of Defense

Defense Health Program Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Defense Medical Research and Development Program

Joint Program Committee 1 (JPC-1) – Medical Simulation and Information Sciences Research Program (MSIS)

INter-professional TEam-based Learning in Early Stages of Learning (Team_INTEL)

Funding Opportunity Number:  W81XWH-16-R-MSI2

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Joint Program Committee 1 (JPC-1)/Medical Simulation and Information Sciences (MSIS) Research Program Inter-professional Team-based Learning in Early Stages of Learning, for the remainder of the announcement this will be referenced as Team_INTEL].  This BAA must be read in conjunction with the submission guidelines in Grants.gov/Apply for Grants (hereinafter called Grants.gov/Apply).  It must also be read in conjunction with the document titled “General Submission Instructions” available with this BAA in Grants.gov.

This BAA (Program Specific) is intended to solicit extramural research and development ideas and is issued under the provisions of the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-369), as implemented in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.102(d)(2) and 35.016.  In accordance with FAR 35.016, projects funded under this BAA must be for basic and applied research and that part of development not related to the development of a specific system or hardware procurement.  Projects must be for scientific study and experimentation directed toward advancing the state-of-the-art or increasing knowledge or understanding rather than focusing on a specific system or hardware solution.  Research and development funded through this BAA is intended and expected to benefit and inform both military and civilian medical practice and knowledge.

This BAA is intended for extramural investigators only.  A separate FY17 JPC-1/MSIS-Team_INTEL Announcement/Funding Opportunity for intramural investigators will be available through eReceipt (https://cdmrp.org/Program_Announcements_and_Forms/).

 FY17 Inter-professional Team-based Learning in Early Stages of Learning (Team_INTEL) Award

 Eligibility

  • Independent Investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent).
  • An extramural investigator is defined as all those not included in the definition of intramural investigator, below.
  • An intramural investigator is defined as a Department of Defense (DoD) military or civilian employee working within a DoD laboratory, DoD military treatment facility, or working in a DoD activity embedded within a civilian medical center.

Key Mechanisms

  • Seeks research to determine, define, and validate learning strategies that foster inter-professional team-based learning during the early stages of learning.
  • A pilot study of six (6) months to collect data for confirmation of proposed variables, metrics, and evaluation criteria is required.
  • Preliminary data are required.
  • Pre-application is required; application is by invitation only.

 Funding

  • Maximum funding of $1,200,000 in direct costs (plus indirect costs)
  • Period of performance should not exceed 2 years

 http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/dmrdp.shtml

 Deadlines

Pre-Application:

May 11, 2016

5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)

Extramural Application:

August 22, 2016

5:00 p.m. ET

Extramural Application Verification

Period:

August 29, 2016

5:00 p.m. ET

Intramural Application:

August 29, 2016

5:00 p.m. ET

A pre-application is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at https://eBRAP.org prior to the pre-application deadline. All applications must conform to the final Program Announcements and General Application Instructions available for electronic downloading from the Grants.gov website. The application package containing the required forms for each award mechanism will also be found on Grants.gov. A listing of all CDMRP funding opportunities can be obtained on the Grants.gov website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

Applications must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal, Grants.gov. For email notification when Program Announcements are released, go to the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil) and select Subscribe to Funding Opportunities & Program Communications. For more information about the DMRDP or other CDMRP-administered programs, please visit the CDMRP website (http://cdmrp.army.mil).