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MAY 2020

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Wichita State University Inside Research newsletter.  This newsletter will be sent every month to faculty and staff as a simple list recognizing WSU researchers for their grants awarded in the previous month.  It will also provide a list of upcoming funding opportunities, and a list of training events.  At this point, we are including some solicitations that would require collaboration with colleagues at other institutions.  We welcome any forwarded solicitations that you may receive (research@wichita.edu).  Please join me in congratulating the researchers listed below who received grants in April.

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

APRIL AWARDS

TRANSMISSION PLANNING UNDER HIGH RENEWABLE PENETRATION (YEAR 2)

PI/Department:  Visvakumar Aravinthan, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Sunflower Electric Power Corporation 

Amount:  $120,000

 

ZOE BELOFF: EMOTIONS GO TO WORK

PI/Department:  Leslie Brothers, Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce / Natl Endowment for the Arts

Amount:  $5,000 

 

KDOC AND KBOR FALL PLANNING CONFERENCE

PI/Department:  Misty Bruckner, Public Policy and Management Center

Sponsor:  Kansas Department of Commerce / Department of Education-US

Amount:  $12,840 

 

KDOC AND KBOR FALL PLANNING CONFERENCE

PI/Department:  Misty Bruckner, Public Policy and Management Center

Sponsor:  Kansas Board of Regents / Department of Education-US

Amount:  $12,840 

 

ANCHOR INSTITUTION & INTEGRATED DATA PROPOSAL

PI/Department:  Misty Bruckner, Public Policy and Management Center

Sponsor:  Opportunity Wichita Inc 

Amount:  $23,750 

 

OPPORTUNITY WICHITA LITERACY FACILITATION PLAN DEVELOPMENT

PI/Department:  Misty Bruckner, Public Policy and Management Center

Sponsor:  Opportunity Wichita Inc / Kansas Health Foundation

Amount:  $15,000 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT (CSG) FY 2020

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, KMUW

Sponsor:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Amount:  $121,769 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE GRANT (CSG) FY 2020

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, KMUW

Sponsor:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting 

Amount:  $52,186 

 

FY 2020 STABILIZATION FUNDS (CARES) - FOR KMUW

PI/Department:  Debra Fraser, KMUW

Sponsor:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting 

Amount:  $75,000 

 

K-INBRE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OFFICE (URO)

PI/Department:  William Hendry, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  Univ of KS Medical Ctr Research Inst Inc / Natl Institutes of Health

Amount:  $14,354 

 

ONLINE TRIAL STUDY

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $11,000 

 

ONLINE TRIAL STUDY MAY 15

PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $6,500 

 

FUTURE W/V-BAND SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS SECOND OBLIGATION

PI/Department:  Hyuck Kwon, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory 

Amount:  $40,000 

 

TEACHER EDUCATION COMPETITIVE GRANT PROGRAM

PI/Department:  Shirley Lefever, School of Education

Sponsor:  Kansas Board of Regents

Amount:  $74,592 

 

WEB-BASED PROBLEM-SOLVING SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES

PI/Department:  Rhonda Lewis, Psychology

Sponsor:  Univ of KS Medical Ctr Research Inst Inc / Natl Institutes of Health

Amount:  $7,385 

 

CORRELATION BETWEEN EFFECTS OF DEFECTS ON STATIC AND DYNAMIC STRENGTH BEHAVIOR OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

PI/Department:  Gerardo Olivares, NIAR-Crash Dynamics

Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration 

Amount:  $299,972 

 

B6 WING

PI/Department:  Caleb Saathoff, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  US Navy 

Amount:  $9,536 

 

3D SCANS OF AUTONOMOUS ATV

PI/Department:  Caleb Saathoff, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Air Force Research Laboratory 

Amount:  $ 455 

 

C3 BLADE MATERIAL TESTING - MOD 3

PI/Department:  Waruna Seneviratne, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  US Air Force 

Amount:  $6,624 

 

EWD ASSET CAPTURE IN THE NORTH CENTRAL RRC

PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Nat'l Institute for Aviation Res

Sponsor:  Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute / US Army Contracting Command

Amount:  $250,000 

 

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE

PI/Department:  Melissa Walker, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / Environmental Protection Agency

Amount:  $13,500 

 

THREE YEAR MAINTENANCE & ONLINE ACCESS TO "VACANT LOT COST SAVINGS THROUGH NATURE BASED"

PI/Department:  Melissa Walker, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  Mid-America Regional Council 

Amount:  $18,450 

 

VISTA WITH NONPROFIT CHAMBER OF SERVICE

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Nonprofit Chamber of Service

Amount:  $4,500 

 

VISTA WITH CHILDREN FIRST

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Children First CEO Kansas Inc

Amount:  $4,000 

 

CHRONIC DISEASE ALLIANCE OF KANSAS SUPPORT, KANSAS COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER COALITION SUPPORT AND KANSAS COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER SYMPOSIUM CONTINUATION

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment-Kansas / Centers for Disease Control

Amount:  $90,000 

 

COALITION PRIORITY PLANNING PROPOSAL

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Wildcat Extension District 14 

Amount:  $12,580 

 

LOSS OF CHILDREN'S ACUTE CRISIS BEDS IN WESTERN KANSAS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  United Methodist Health Ministry Fund

Amount:  $27,000 

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Sedgwick County

Amount:  $6,845 

 

COMMUNITY HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Friends of Kiowa District Hospital and Manor Foundation, Inc

Amount:  $7,865 

 

SUPPORT FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ONECARE KANSAS

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Topeka Community Foundation

Amount:  $74,924 

 

SAFE STREETS WICHITA - EVALUATION OF DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES, YEAR 2

PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Partners For Wichita Inc / Substance Abuse-Mntl Health Srv Adm

Amount:  $4,200 

 

ASSET OPTIMIZATION IN TRANSMISSION PLANNING

PI/Department:  Mehmet Yildirim, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Sunflower Electric Power Corporation

Amount:  $80,000 

  

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.

  

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Title: CNRCS’ Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) – for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2020 - Kansas

Application Deadline: June 26, 2020

Purpose: “To stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production.”

Amount: $20,000-$75,000 for one to three years

  

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Title: Digital Projects for the Public

Application Deadline: June 10, 2020

Purpose: “Projects that interpret and analyze humanities content in primarily digital platforms and formats, such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments.”

Amount: $30,000 (Discovery), $100,000 (Prototyping), $400,000 (Production)

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate for Geosciences

Title: Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Application Deadline: Proposals Accepted Anytime

Purpose: “The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PRF) to highly qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an independent research program. The research plan of each Fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of AGS disciplines. The program supports researchers with Fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice.”

Amount: $94,000 (year one) and $96,000 (year two)

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Chemistry

Title: Disciplinary Research Programs (CHE-DRP)

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020

Purpose: “CHE supports a large and vibrant research community engaged in fundamental discovery, invention, and innovation in the chemical sciences. The projects supported by CHE explore the frontiers of chemical science, develop the foundations for future technologies and industries that meet changing societal needs, and prepare the next generation of chemical researchers.”

Amount: $150,000 (approximately) per year for three years

  

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI)

Application Deadline: Phase I Preliminary Proposals:  August 11, 2020 // Full Proposals: by invitation only

Purpose: “The Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges. CCIs that address these challenges will produce transformative research, lead to innovation, and attract broad scientific and public interest. CCIs are agile structures that can respond rapidly to emerging opportunities through enhanced collaborations. CCIs integrate research, innovation, education, broadening participation, and informal science communication.”

Amount: $1,800,000 for three years (Phase I)

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

***LIMITED***

Title: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

Application Deadline: Internal Due Date: August 14, 2020 – Noon // LOI: October 5, 2020 // Full Proposal:  January 26, 2021

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NSF is continuing to offer opportunities to propose an NSF INCLUDES Alliance that has the potential to substantially broaden the participation of individuals from underrepresented and underserved groups in STEM, especially in STEM fields that lack diversity. Alliances use lessons learned, promising practices, evidence-based mechanisms, the science of broadening participation, and the research and evaluations from past and present efforts related to broadening participation in STEM. Alliances bring together programs, people, organizations, technologies, and institutions to achieve results at scale, provide new research, and leverage NSF’s broadening participation investments. Each Alliance is committed to collectively achieving common goals through a well-defined set of common objectives.”

Amount: $1,000,000-$2,000,000 per year for five years

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

Award Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Title: Dear Colleague Letter: Request for Information on Future Topics for the NSF Convergence Accelerator and Call for Future Topics Conference Proposals

Application Deadline: May 29, 2020

Purpose: “The objectives of this DCL are to (1) solicit ideas in use-inspired research for NSF Convergence Accelerator tracks for FY 2021 that build upon prior foundational research in the IotF, NSF’s Big Ideas or other areas of research related to areas of national importance; and (2) solicit conference proposals to develop and refine those ideas to develop the technical content that will be used in a future solicitation. The topics must emphasize convergence research, which requires deep interdisciplinary collaborations.”

Amount: N/A

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

***LIMITED***

Title: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Application Deadline: Internal Due Date:  July 14, 2020 at Noon // Full Proposal: January 19, 2021

Purpose: “The Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education and not-for-profit scientific/engineering research organizations. An MRI award supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. MRI provides support to acquire critical research instrumentation without which advances in fundamental science and engineering research may not otherwise occur. MRI also provides support to develop next-generation research instruments that open new opportunities to advance the frontiers in science and engineering research. Additionally, an MRI award is expected to enhance research training of students who will become the next generation of instrument users, designers and builders.”

Amount: Track 1: Greater than $100,000 and less than $1,000,000;  Track 2: $1,000,000-$4,000,000. 

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  WSU may only submit two Track 1 proposals and only one Track 2 proposal. You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

Funding Agency: National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM)

Title: Investigator-Initiated Research Grants

Application Deadline: LOI: June 29, 2020 by 4:00 PM // Full Proposal (if invited) will be due in September. 

Purpose: “To support innovative health services research that will advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. Studies must have strong potential to yield insights that can be used to have a positive impact on the U.S. health care system by improving efficiency, quality, access to care, preparedness or equity. Studies involving direct patient care or clinical, bench science research are not relevant for this solicitation.”

Amount: TBD; previous award amounts have been around $50,000 each.

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes for Health (NIH)

***LIMITED***

Title: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2021 (P50 Clinical Trial Optional)

Application Deadline:  Internal Due Date: June 26, 2020 Noon // LOI:  July 14, 2020 // Full Proposal: August 14, 2020

Purpose: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek applications for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs). This FOA invites applications for research center grants designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Amount: $800,000 per year - five years

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

Funding Agency: National Institutes for Health (NIH)

***LIMITED***

Title: NIAMS Rheumatic Diseases Research Resource-based Centers (P30 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Deadline:  Internal Due Date: August 18, 2020 Noon // LOI: September 6, 2020 // Full Proposal: October 6, 2020

Purpose: The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) requests applications for the NIAMS Resource-based Centers Program (P30) for rheumatic diseases research areas within its mission.

Amount: $500,000 per year - five years

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

  

Funding Agency: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs - Dept of the Army

Title: PRMRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health

Application Deadline:  Pre-Proposal: May 28, 2020 // Full Proposal: June 12, 2020

Purpose: The Investigator-Initiated Research Award is designed to support research with the potential to yield highly impactful data that could lead to critical discoveries or major advancements. The application must clearly demonstrate the project's potential short-term and long-term outcome(s)/product(s) (knowledge and/or materiel) and how they will impact a critical problem or question in the field of research and/or patient care in one or more Focus Areas published in this funding opportunity for the FY20 PRMRP Topic Area(s) of Emerging Viral Diseases and/or Respiratory Health.

Amount: $1.6 million

 

Funding Agency: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs - Dept of the Army

Title: PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Award for Emerging Viral Diseases and Respiratory Health

Application Deadline:  Pre-Proposal: May 28, 2020 // Full Proposal: June 12, 2020

Purpose: The PRMRP Technology/Therapeutic Development Award is a product-driven award mechanism intended to provide support for the translation of promising preclinical findings into products for clinical applications in one or more Focus Areas published in this funding opportunity for the FY20 PRMRP Topic Areas of Emerging Viral Diseases and/or Respiratory Health.

Amount: $5 million

  

Funding Agency: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Title: Beckman Young Investigator Program

Application Deadline:  LOI: August 3, 2020; If invited, full proposal will be due January 11, 2021. 

Purpose: “The Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.”

 Amount: $600,000 over four years ($150,000 per year, contingent on demonstrated progress after first year)

  

Award Agency:  Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Title:  BioArt Scientific Image & Video Competition

Application Deadline:  August 30, 2020

Purpose: Each day, scientific investigators produce thousands of images and videos as a part of their research; however, only a few are ever seen outside of the laboratory. Through the BioArt competition, FASEB aims to share the beauty and breadth of biological research with the public by celebrating the art of science.

Amount: Unknown if monetary award

 

 

Funding Agency:  The Sumners’ Foundation

 Title: Grants to USA Nonprofits for Civic Education and Activities

Application Deadline: August 1, 2020

Purpose: “Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states for civic educational programs and activities. Funding is intended to support teacher training as well as activities that educate and engage the public in the political process and government. Foundation grants are generally restricted to programming in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, although programs in Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri occasionally are made to qualified organizations.”

Amount: Unknown

Contact the WSU Foundation for more information by emailing Julia.Nkanata@wichita.edu

 

Funding Agency:  Russell Sage Foundation

 Title: Research Grants: Future of Work

Application Deadline: Letter of Inquiry August 5, 2020 // Full if invited November 19, 2020

Purpose: “Grants to USA researchers for studies related to the impact of changing economies for less-skilled workers. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to apply. Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, research should address social, political, economic, or psychological disruptions of the health crisis that affect social and living conditions. Funding is intended to support investigator-initiated research that will broaden understanding of the role of changes in employer practices, the nature of the labor market and public policies on the employment, earnings, and the quality of jobs of workers. The Russell Sage Foundation is especially interested in proposals that address important questions about the interplay of market and non-market forces in shaping the wellbeing of workers, today and in the future.”

Amount: $175,000 for two-year Trustee Grants // $35,000 for Presidential Awards // $50,000 for Data Gathering Related Projects

  

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Jumpstart Summer Grantsmanship Webinar Series (sponsored by NSF HSI STEM HUB)

Weekly on Tuesdays, May 12 through July 28, 2020

2:00 – 3:00 PM Central

The webinar topics include: Insights from Recent HSI Awardees, Framing Student Success, Developing Research Questions, Key Personnel & Letters of Commitment,  Biosketches & Evaluation, Developing Budget and Budget Narrative, Institutional Capacity and Open Sessions for Discussion.

Register in advance for individual sessions or the entire webinar series

  

National Science Foundation Earth Sciences Virtual “Navigating the NSF System”

May 21, 2020

2:00 – 3:30 PM Central

The Acting Head of the Disciplinary Programs Section and Program Director for Petrology and Geochemistry, Dr. Jennifer Wade, will conduct the session. In the past, this session has been presented at AGU in workshop format. The session will consist of a presentation by Dr. Wade as well as a Q&A portion. This session is aimed at scientists thinking about applying for NSF funding for the first time. Dr. Wade will discuss the NSF merit review process and criteria. EAR is committed to assuring current and future PIs that NSF embraces direct interaction with program staff – we are accessible and supportive and want them to succeed.

Register in advance to attend this webinar

 

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Webinars

Ongoing

Free CITI webinars are available on important topics related to COVID-19.  The Office of Research encourages you to stay up to date with any required CITI trainings to prevent proposal submission or award delays.  Commonly assigned CITI trainings include the Responsible Conduct of Research course titled “Externally Funded Researchers”.

Access to the webinars and other resources is available here.

 

National Institutes of Health VideoCast Opportunities

Ongoing

Stay up to date with the National Institutes of Health through their VideoCast webpage. Webcasts are available on many topics such as a previously recorded webcast on “Sharing, Discovering and Citing COVID-19 Data and Code” and upcoming webcasts such as “Pregnancy and Maternal Conditions That Increase Risk of Morbidity and Mortality Workshop.”

Past Events and Upcoming Events

JUNE 2020

Congratulations to those who received grants in May!  Please help the WSU community stay informed by forwarding any notices of funding opportunities and/or training sessions to research@wichita.edu.  Good luck to all of you in your research efforts over the next month.  

Coleen Pugh, AVP for Research

 

AWARDS 

KANSAS LINEAGE: A PROJECT DOCUMENTING AND SHARING THE STORIES OF OLDER FEMALE WICHITANS TO IMPROVE WELLNESS AND SOCIAL CONNECTION THROUGH AN IMMERSIVE COLLABORATION BETWEEN SOCIAL RESEARCH AND MOVEMENT

 PI/Department:  Cheyla Clawson, School of Performing Arts

Sponsor:  Regional Institute on Aging 

Amount:  $25,000.00

 

SMALL MOLECULE PROTEASE INHIBITORS AGAINST MERS-COV

 PI/Department:  William Groutas, Chemistry

Sponsor:  Kansas State University / Natl Institutes of Health

Amount:  $234,016.00

 

INNOVATIVE UPGRADING OF NATURAL GAS TO VALUE-ADDED LIQUIDS WITH ULTRAHIGH ACTIVITY

 PI/Department:  Shuang Gu, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC) 

Amount:  $3,784.00

 

STABILITY ISSUES IN SOME BIOMEDICAL, FINANCIAL, AND GEOPHYSICAL INVERSE PROBLEMS

 PI/Department:  Victor Isakov, Mathematics & Statistics & Physics

Sponsor:  Natl Science Foundation 

Amount:  $255,214.00

 

ONLINE TRIAL STUDY MAY 14

 PI/Department:  Jeffrey Jarman, The Research Partnership

Sponsor:  Tsongas 

Amount:  $3,000.00

 

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING SERVICES

 PI/Department:  Krishna Krishnan, Industrial & Manufacturing Eng

Sponsor:  Spirit Aerosystems INC

Amount:  $203,400.00

 

ADAPTIVE NUMBERICAL METHODS FOR BIOLOGICAL PATTERN FORMATION

 PI/Department:  Yuan Liu, Mathematics & Statistics & Physics

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC) 

Amount:  $3,784.00

 

HOT, DRY, AND WET AGAIN: EFFECTS OF DROUGHT AND WARMING ON WETLAND MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES

 PI/Department:  Thomas Luhring, Biological Sciences

Sponsor:  Unive of Kansas Ctr - Research INC / Natl Science Foundation

Amount:  $117,096.00

 

KANSAS NATIONAL SPACE GRANT COLLEGE AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – OPPORTUNITIES IN NASA STEM FY 2020-2024

 PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $760,000.00

 

PROBABILISTIC APPROACH TO REVERSE ENGINEERING OF SPACEFLIGHT MOLECULAR NETWORKS

 PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn

Amount:  $100,000.00

 

AN ACTIVE LEARNING FRAMEWORK FOR INCREASING GENERALIZABILITY OF MACHINE LEARNING MODELS

 PI/Department:  Leonard Miller, Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor:  Natl Aeronautics & Space Admn 

Amount:  $99,994.00

 

CLASSIFYING NEUTRINO INTERACTIONS WITH BEOSHOCK

 PI/Department:  Mathew Muether, Physics

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC)

Amount:  $3,200.00

 

SOMOS DE WICHITA: TELLING THE STORY OF ASSIMILATION AND IDENTITY IN WICHITA'S LATINO COMMUNITY

 PI/Department:  Jay Price, History and Geography

Sponsor:  Humanities Kansas / Natl Endowment for the Humanities

Amount:  $3,500.00

 

FACE RECOGNITION USING BODY-WORN CAMERAS

 PI/Department:  Ajita Rattani, Electrical & Computer Engr

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC) 

Amount:  $3,784.00

 

EFFECTS OF DEFECTS IN ADVANCED THERMOPLASTIC INTEGRATED STRUCTURES VIA AUTOMATED TOLLESS MANUFACTURING

 PI/Department:  Waruna Seneviratne, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $1,500,000.00

 

EFFECTS OF PROCESS PARAMETERS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THERMOPLASTICS IN AIRFRAME STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS

 PI/Department:  Waruna Seneviratne, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $1,500,000.00

 

STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE OF FIBER PATCH PLACEMENT FOR AIRCRAFT APPLICATIONS WITH COMPLEX CONTOURS

 PI/Department:  Waruna Seneviratne, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $1,182,000.00

 

DEVELOPMENT OF JOINT AUTONOMOUS REPAIR VERIFICATION AND INSPECTION SYSTEM

 PI/Department:  Waruna Seneviratne, NIAR-Composites & Structures

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $1,193,192.00

 

COLD SPRAY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR RAPID SUSTAINMENT INITIATIVES

 PI/Department:  John Tomblin, Nat'l Institutie for Aviation Res

Sponsor:  Office of Naval Research 

Amount:  $516,847.00

 

SHIVER SOLUTIONS

 PI/Department:  Mark Torline, Center for Entrepreneurship

Sponsor:  VentureWell 

Amount:  $5,000.00

 

WICHITA STATE ENVIROMENTAL FINANCE CENTER: CORE GRANT: FOOD WASTE SUMMIT PROJECT

 PI/Department:  Melissa Walker, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  Environmental Protection Agency 

Amount:  $69,095.00

 

AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF MUNICIPAL FINANCIAL CONDITION IN THE U.S.

 PI/Department:  Xiaoheng Wang, Hws of Urban & Public Affairs

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC) 

Amount:  $3,784.00

 

TRANSITION METAL OXIDES FOR ENHANCE ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS

 PI/Department:  Wei Wei, Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor:  Internal - Award for Resesarch/Creative projects (ARC)

Amount:  $3,784.00

 

BOARD DEVELOPMENT

 PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Leading Age Kansas

Amount:  $4,000.00

 

DATA MANAGEMENT

 PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Russell Child Development 

Amount:  $2,178.00

 

ESSENTIALS FOR CHILDHOOD COMMUNICATIONS CAMPAIGN

 PI/Department:  Scott Wituk, Community Engagement Institute

Sponsor:  Dept of Health & Environment-Kansas / Centers for Disease Control

Amount:  $70,048.00

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 

Focused Funding Opportunities

For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, please sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address. To request assistance with a customized searching please contact funding@wichita.edu.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

***LIMITED***

Title: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Application Deadline: Internal Notice of Intent Due July 14, 2020 at Noon // Internal Pre-Proposal Due Date: July 21, 2020 at Noon // Full Proposal (if selected):  January 19, 2021

Purpose: “The Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education and not-for-profit scientific/engineering research organizations. An MRI award supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. MRI provides support to acquire critical research instrumentation without which advances in fundamental science and engineering research may not otherwise occur. MRI also provides support to develop next-generation research instruments that open new opportunities to advance the frontiers in science and engineering research. Additionally, an MRI award is expected to enhance research training of students who will become the next generation of instrument users, designers and builders.”

Amount: Track 1: Greater than $100,000 and less than $1,000,000;  Track 2: $1,000,000-$4,000,000. 

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  WSU may only submit two Track 1 proposals and only one Track 2 proposal. You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Health

***LIMITED***

Title: NIH Prize for Enhancing Faculty Gender Diversity in Biomedical and Behavioral Science

Application Deadline: Internal Notice of Intent Due March 12, 2021 at Noon // Internal Pre-Proposal Due Date: March 26, 2021 at Noon // Full Proposal (if selected):  April 16, 2021

Purpose: “Though the proportions of women and men are similar at the graduate level for biomedical sciences and in medical schools, women are underrepresented at the faculty level in both science and medicine, particularly in the mid- to senior-level ranks (National Science Foundation 2017 Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities; and 2016 CBE Life Sci Educ. 15(3)). Diversity of thought and expertise have been recognized as attributes that drive innovation, complement dynamic research, and promote excellence. Supporting the sustained advancement of women in biomedical careers has the potential to enhance such diversity in the faculty ranks across scientific fields. Doing so will also promote more inclusive research and clinical environments which are critical to retaining and advancing women in biomedical careers.”

Amount: Prize of up to $50,000 per institution 

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)

***LIMITED***

Title: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)

Application Deadline: Internal Due Date: August 14, 2020 – Noon // LOI: October 5, 2020 // Full Proposal:  January 26, 2021

Purpose: “With this solicitation, NSF is continuing to offer opportunities to propose an NSF INCLUDES Alliance that has the potential to substantially broaden the participation of individuals from underrepresented and underserved groups in STEM, especially in STEM fields that lack diversity. Alliances use lessons learned, promising practices, evidence-based mechanisms, the science of broadening participation, and the research and evaluations from past and present efforts related to broadening participation in STEM. Alliances bring together programs, people, organizations, technologies, and institutions to achieve results at scale, provide new research, and leverage NSF’s broadening participation investments. Each Alliance is committed to collectively achieving common goals through a well-defined set of common objectives.”

Amount: $1,000,000-$2,000,000 per year for five years

Please note that this is a Limited Submission.  You must email proposals@wichita.edu by the Internal Due Date if you are interested in submitting for this opportunity.

 

Funding Agency: National Science Foundation

Title: Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Application Deadline: October 2020 (dates vary by program)

Purpose: “The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.”

Amount: “Each Fellowship consists of three years of support during a five-year fellowship period. Currently, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the Fellow and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the graduate degree-granting institution for each Fellow who uses the fellowship support in a fellowship year.”

 

Funding Agency: The CHARGE SYNDROME Foundation

Title: Basic Science Research Grant Application

Application Deadline: July 1, 2020

Purpose: “to promote: a) new biomedical research into the etiology, genetic and molecular mechanisms and treatment of CHARGE syndrome or b) new research into the medical diagnosis and treatment of CHARGE syndrome.  Both established and new investigators are encouraged to apply.  Proposals are for funding from October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 and may be in any area of basic, translational or epidemiological research.  Preference will be given to investigators who are new to CHARGE research and/or to new projects with clear potential to lead to future funding from other agencies.”

Amount: Up to $50,000

 

Funding Agency: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Title: Chemistry of Indoor Environments

Application Deadline: Ongoing – submit letters of inquiry anytime.  Note, you must be invited in order to submit a full application. 

Purpose: “To grow a new field of scientific inquiry focused on understanding the fundamental chemistry taking place in indoor environments and how that chemistry is shaped by building attributes and human occupancy.”

Amount: Varies – see website for list of previous awards. 

 

Funding Agency: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Title: Economic Institutions, Behavior, and Performance

Application Deadline: Ongoing – submit letters of inquiry anytime.  Note, you must be invited in order to submit a full application. 

Purpose: “To support rigorous and objective research projects on U.S. economic structure, behavior, and performance whose findings inform and strengthen decision-making by regulators, policymakers, and the public.”

Amount: Varies – see website for list of previous awards. 

 

Funding Agency: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Title: Energy & Environment

Application Deadline: Ongoing – submit letters of inquiry anytime.  Note, you must be invited in order to submit a full application. 

Purpose: “To advance understanding about the economic, environmental, security, and policy trade-offs associated with the increased deployment of low- and no-carbon resources and technologies across the energy system and the resulting impacts on the quality of American life.”

Amount: Varies – see website for list of previous awards. 

 

Funding Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Title: Estimating Children’s Soil and Dust Ingestion Rates for Exposure Science

Application Deadline: August 5, 2020

Purpose: “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is asking the scientific community to propose transdisciplinary research to develop or apply innovative approaches/methods to improve the estimates, better characterize the variability, and reduce the uncertainty concerning chemical exposures via soil and dust ingestion for children aged 6 months through 6 years.”

Amount: Up to a total of $1.35 million, including direct and indirect costs, with a maximum duration of 3 years. Cost-sharing is not required.

 

Funding Agency: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Fellowships Office

Title: NRC Research Associateship Programs

 Application Deadline: Quarterly – next due date August 1, 2020

 Purpose: “The NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U.S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral, and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  In the NRC Research Associateship Programs, prospective applicants select a research project or projects from among a large group of Research Opportunities available through this website.”

 

Funding Agency: National Institute of Health

Title: International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research

Application Deadline: Standard NIH Due Dates – October 5, 2020

Purpose: “This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for international collaborative research on drug abuse and drug addiction. Newly formed or well-established research teams consisting of investigators from U.S.-based institutions and researchers in other countries may propose state-of-the-science research that takes advantage of unique research opportunities in other countries, speeds scientific discovery, and advances U.S. health science.”

Amount: Typical of R01, amount is not limited, but must be reasonable; project period up to five years. 

 

Funding Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

Title: Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities

Application Deadline: July 16, 2020

Purpose: “Humanities Initiatives at Colleges and Universities strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities at institutions of higher education by developing new humanities programs, resources (including those in digital format), or courses, or by enhancing existing ones. Projects must be organized around a core topic or set of themes drawn from such areas of study in the humanities as history, philosophy, religion, literature, and composition and writing skills.”

Amount: $150,000; one – three years

 

Funding Agency: NASA

Title: ROSES 2020: Astrophysics Explorers U.S. Participating Investigators

Application Deadline: Mandatory Notices of Intent due August 3, 2020

Purpose: “This ROSES program element for Astrophysics Explorers U.S. Participating Investigators (APEX USPI) solicits proposals for Astrophysics Explorers investigations in which investigators participate as a Co-Investigator (Co-I) for an instrument, experiment, or technology demonstration that is being built and flown by a sponsor agency other than NASA.”

“This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Research Announcement (NRA), Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) – 2020, solicits basic and applied research in support of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). ROSES is an omnibus NRA, with many individual program elements, each with its own due dates and topics. All together these cover the wide range of basic and applied research and technology in space and Earth sciences supported by SMD.”

Amount: D.13 Astrophysics Explorers is $125,000 per year per investigator.

 

Funding Agency: ECMC Foundation

Title: Grants related to College Success and Career Readiness

Application Deadline: Rolling Letter of Intent

Purpose: “ECMC Foundation is a national foundation working to improve postsecondary outcomes for students from underserved backgrounds… Demand for funding has increased dramatically in the last several weeks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on postsecondary institutions and the students they serve.  As a result, we are giving priority to those requests that address the immediate challenges and opportunities arising from the pandemic. We are especially interested in those proposals that focus on implementing systemic reforms to increase college success and career readiness for students from underserved backgrounds.”

 

Funding Agency: USDA America’s Healthy Food Financing Initiative

Title: Targeted Small Grants Program 2020 Request for Applications

Application Deadline: Letters of Intent (required) due July 10, 2020

Purpose: “grants for innovative fresh food retail and food system enterprises that seek to improve access to healthy food in underserved areas”

Amount: Between $20,000 - $200,000

  

Funding Agency: Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE)

Title: Faculty Funding Opportunities and Awards (around the research theme of Cell and Developmental Biology)

Application Deadline: Varies based on each funding opportunity

Purpose: “The purpose of the Kansas INBRE (K-INBRE) is to strengthen the ability of Kansas researchers to compete effectively for NIH funds by building a “critical mass” of junior and senior investigators, as well as undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows supported with cutting edge technology within a scientific research theme. The scientific research theme chosen for the K-INBRE is Cell and Developmental Biology.”

Amount: Varies based on each funding opportunity

  

Funding Agency: Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE)

Title: K-INBRE Faculty Bridging Award  Year 2020, Round 2

Application Deadline: Noon, August 3, 2020

Purpose: “A Bridging Grant provides interim support to help a project in Cell and Developmental Biology continue for an eligible investigator who has submitted a grant to NIH that was approved on the basis of scientific merit, but fell short of the funding range (applications with a score below the 40th percentile will be triaged). These funds should assist in providing data needed to submit a revised application to NIH.  The resources available have been earmarked exclusively to help an on-going project that has just missed the funding cut-off to keep momentum going until NIH funds are secured.”

Amount: Budgets for an R01 -$40,000/direct costs; Budgets for an R21 -$25,000/direct costs. F&A can be added as appropriate to your campus for F&A recovery. The earliest anticipated start date is October 1. Funds must be spent or encumbered by April 30, 2021. Awards are contingent on project approval from NIGMS and the availability of future funds from NIH/KBOR.

 

 Funding Agency: American Chemical Society (ACS)

Title: Global Innovation Imperatives (Gii) Applications are Now Open!

Application Deadline: July 15, 2020

Purpose: “The ACS Gii 2020 program is now accepting applications through July 15th. The Gii program provides funding to an ACS group to hold a multi-day research event to contribute to the resolution of global sustainability issues. Up to $20,000 USD in funding is available for projects completed in 2020. Due to COVID-19, all program activities must be virtual and/or comply with local pandemic regulations. For more information, visit www.acs.org/gii or email us at intlacts@acs.org.”

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING 

Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration Center: How to Engage with the AFRL Research Ecosystem

Friday, June 19, 2020

8:45 am – 12:00pm EDT

This LIVE virtual event is a great opportunity for university researchers and administrators to learn how do business with the Air Force Research Laboratory --- from basic to applied.  Hear real accounts of researchers who have successfully navigated the system and transitioned work to the commercial sector. Get tips and resources from subject matter experts on applying for funding and building lasting relationships in the research ecosystem!

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US Department of Justice - Bureau of Justice Assistance Webinars

Watch Anytime

To assist potential applicants interested in applying for funding opportunities, BJA hosts a Grant Applicant Education Series of webinars and solicitation-specific webinars.  The webinar topics include: Preparing and applying for BJA opportunities, overview of BJA funding opportunities.

No registration is required.

 

 Kresge Foundation Webinar: Communicating Critical Messages During Challenging Times

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

4:00 – 5:30pm CST

Description: “Every day, we rely on the experience and expertise of public health officials to protect us from threats like COVID-19. But as the pandemic continues, health departments around the country face challenges in communicating critical messages to the people they serve. Join the Kresge Foundation … and learn tips for how public health officials can assess audience needs and create clear and compelling messages to reach and engage them during different stages of a crisis.”

More information and registration here.  

 

National Science Foundation CAREER Webinar

Watch Anytime

Description: “The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from early-career faculty at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.”

Watch the pre-recorded webinar about the NSF CAREER program here.

 

 Health & Human Services Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Online Resources

Available Anytime

Description: “Explore all the ways you can engage and connect online with the HHS SBIR and STTR programs. Our suite of online resources and active social media presence make it easier to stay informed about the latest updates and events.”

HHS SBIR-STTR Engage and Connect Website

 

 Environmental Protection Agency Research Webinar Series

Available Anytime

Description: “We hold several monthly webinars dedicated to informing and training stakeholders and decision-makers about cutting-edge scientific research in order to provide assistance and solutions to environmental and public health issues.”  Upcoming topics include: Computational Toxicology Communities of Practice Webinars, Homeland Security Research Webinar Series, Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Webinar Series

EPA Research Webinar Series Website

 

Dell Technologies: University Research & HPC: Urgent Against COVID-19, Crucial for Discovery & Innovation

Thursday, June 25, 2020

11:00 AM PT

Description:  Join our panel of experts at top US research university high performance computing (HPC) centers to learn how the interdependence and impact of HPC and academic research continues to grow.

Register here