September 23, 2010

Limited Submission Funding Opportunities for Research Grants

Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) (D43)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-257.html
See also related: D71 Planning Grant announcement, below.

The Fogarty International Center (FIC), together with the Office of Dietary Supplements, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences encourages applications for this program for collaborative research training between institutions in the U.S. and low-and middle-income countries, defined by the World Bank classification system.

The proposed institutional research training program is expected to sustainably strengthen the research capacity of the LMIC institutions, and to train in-country experts to conduct research on chronic, non-communicable diseases and disorders across the lifespan, with the ultimate goal of implementing evidence-based interventions relevant to their countries.

Vanderbilt is limited to 2 proposals as lead organization; 1 of these two slots has been filled. If you are interested in applying for this program, contact Susan Meyn susan.m.meyn@vanderbilt.edu in the VUMC Office of Research.
 

Planning Grant for Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Planning Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) (D71)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-277.html

This program supports research training that will strengthen the capacity of institutions in low-and middle-income countries, defined by the World Bank classification system, to conduct non-communicable disease research. The planning grant application should be developed and implemented collaboratively with all designated participating institutions.

Only pre-approved Vanderbilt applicants for the D43 NCD-LIFESPAN program will be allowed to submit D71 NCD-LIFESPAN planning grant applications. If you are interested in applying for this program, contact Susan Meyn susan.m.meyn@vanderbilt.edu in the VUMC Office of Research.

Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (NEB)
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10614/nsf10614.htm

NSF, in partnership with the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative, recently announced a joint program, Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (NEB). Proposals must involve interdisciplinary collaborations by three or more investigators and address aspects of at least two of the three research themes:
1. Exploring New Chemistries and Materials for Nanoelectronics
2. Exploring Alternative State Variables and Heterogeneous Integration for Nanoelectronic Devices and Systems
3. Exploring Novel Paradigms of Computing

Vanderbilt is limited to 2 proposals as lead organization, and full proposals are due at NSF by Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. Any interested faculty should the following to Elizabeth Rapisarda Elizabeth.Rapisarda@Vanderbilt.edu in the University Vice Provost for Research Office by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22.

• Proposed title of project;
• List of at least three key faculty participants
• One-to-three page project summary, clearly identifying which of the three defined research themes your collaborations will address, and discussing ways in which workforce education and broadening participation are integrated within the proposed research activities; and
• One page (max) discussing how your project addresses the additional review criteria defined by NSF.

Additional Resources
The participating NSF Directorates recently held a workshop on Interdisciplinary Challenges beyond the Scaling Limits of Moore's Law. The report may be accessed at http://www.nnin.org/nnin_nsf_workshop_2010.html.