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Limited Submissions are extramural funding opportunities that limit the number applications submitted per institution. Faculty that are interested in applying for a limited submission that is not posted on InfoReady must contact the Office of the Vice President for Research to verify their eligibility and ensure that another application has not been selected to submit.  Failure to comply with this internal submission process may lead to the automatic rejection of a proposal selected by the University of Utah.

For a list of current Limited Submissions visit our Competition Space.

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Greenwall Faculty Scholars  |  Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists  |
Major Research Instrumentation Program|  Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM


Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics
Internal Deadline: September 1, 2020
Amount: 50% Salary for 3 years

Applicants must be junior faculty members at a university or non-profit research institute that has tax-exempt status in the United States. Applicants must hold a faculty appointment (or other long-term research position outside a university) that allows at least 50 percent of their effort to perform research (often this is a faculty position with at least a 60 percent appointment in a tenure-track position or its equivalent). Priority will be given to applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure or an equivalent promotion; whose research will have an impact on clinical, biomedical, and public health decision-making, policy, and practice; and who will make important contributions to the field of bioethics over their careers.

The award supports 50 percent of a Scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years, up to the NIH salary cap, with 10 percent institutional costs for the salary and benefits. This funding is intended to ensure that at least 50 percent of the Scholar’s time is devoted to bioethics research. In addition, the Foundation provides $5,000 each year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs are provided for these items).

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Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists
Internal Deadline: September 1, 2020
Amount: $250,000

The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists recognize the country’s most promising faculty-rank researchers in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. One Blavatnik Laureate in each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds.

The nominee must:

  1. Have been born in or after 1979.
  2. Hold a doctorate degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.).
  3. Currently hold a faculty position at the U of U.
  4. Currently conduct research as a principal investigator in one of the disciplinary categories in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, or Chemistry.

The Blavatnik Awards strongly encourages the nomination of women and other underrepresented groups in science and engineering. Previously nominated individuals who were not selected as Laureates in past Awards cycles may be nominated again.

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Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) - NSF 18-513
Internal Deadline: Monday, October 19th 2020
External Deadline: Friday, January 1st, 2021
Award Amount: Varies

Program Synopsis
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.

An MRI proposal may request up to $4 million for either acquisition or development of a research instrument. Beginning with the FY 2018 competition, each performing organization may submit in revised “Tracks” as defined below:

  1. Track 1 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $100,000 and less than $1,000,000. The University of Utah is limited to twoTrack 1 proposals.
  2. Track 2 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $1,000,000 up to and including $4,000,000. The University of Utah is limited to oneTrack 2 proposal.

The number of MRI proposal submissions allowed per institution continues to be a maximum of three, but is now based on the dollar value of the amount requested from NSF.

Please see solicitation NSF 18-513 for full program details and eligibility requirements.

Required Application Information
Research Narrative: PDF Format Only - 2 page maximum research statement that identifies the following:

  1. Whether the proposal will be submitted to Track 1 or Track 2
  2. A summary of the instrumentation to be purchased
  3. Significance of the instrumentation to the University of Utah
  4. Potential users of the instrumentation
  5. Project participants and qualifications of the PI and co-PIs
  6. Relevance of the instrumentation to the goals and priorities of NSF and the MRI program
  7. The anticipated budget total

BiosketchPDF Format Only - 2 page, NSF-style biosketch for all PIs, co-PIs, and senior personnel

Review Process
Applications will be reviewed by a campus-wide committee who will evaluate the likelihood that the proposed project will be funded by NSF, and also ensure that a diversity of projects and disciplines are selected from different units on campus. Applicants will be notified of the final decisions by Monday, November 2nd, 2020, in time to prepare a full proposal to the sponsor.

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ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions (ADVANCE) [NSF 20-554]
Internal Deadline: September 1, 2020 (by 11:59pm MST)
External Letter of Intent Deadline: November 3, 2020 (by 5pm local time)
External Proposal Deadline: February 4, 2021 (by 5pm local time)

Program Synopsis
The NSF ADVANCE program contributes to the National Science Foundation's goal of a more diverse and capable science and engineering workforce. In this solicitation, the NSF ADVANCE program seeks to build on prior NSF ADVANCE work and other research and literature concerning gender, racial, and ethnic equity. The NSF ADVANCE program goal is to broaden the implementation of evidence-based systemic change strategies that promote equity for STEM2 faculty in academic workplaces and the academic profession. The NSF ADVANCE program provides grants to enhance the systemic factors that support equity and inclusion and to mitigate the systemic factors that create inequities in the academic profession and workplaces. Systemic (or organizational) inequities may exist in areas such as policy and practice as well as in organizational culture and climate. For example, practices in academic departments that result in the inequitable allocation of service or teaching assignments may impede research productivity, delay advancement, and create a culture of differential treatment and rewards. Similarly, policies and procedures that do not mitigate implicit bias in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions could lead to women and racial and ethnic minorities being evaluated less favorably, perpetuating historical under-participation in STEM academic careers and contributing to an academic climate that is not inclusive.

All NSF ADVANCE proposals are expected to use intersectional approaches in the design of systemic change strategies in recognition that gender, race and ethnicity do not exist in isolation from each other and from other categories of social identity. The solicitation includes four funding tracks:  Institutional Transformation (IT)AdaptationPartnership, and Catalyst, in support of the NSF ADVANCE program goal to broaden the implementation of systemic strategies that promote equity for STEM faculty in academic workplaces and the academic profession. Please see the full solicitation from NSF for more details on each track

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization
Eligible Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) can submit ONE proposal to the IT-Preliminary, Adaptation, OR Catalyst track. An IHE can also be a partner on one or more Partnership proposals. IHE’s may be partners on multiple ADVANCE Partnership proposals in the same competition, but can be the lead organization on only one Partnership proposal in the same competition.

Important Deadlines

ADVANCE Tracks with set deadlines (all 5pm submitter's local time)

 

 

Adaptation



Letter of Interest



Full Proposal

November 3, 2020 and first Monday in August annually thereafter.
February 4, 2021 and first Wednesday in November annually thereafter.

 

 

Partnership



Letter of Interest



Full Proposal

November 3, 2020 and first Monday in August annually thereafter.
February 4, 2021 and first Wednesday in November annually thereafter.

 

ADVANCE Tracks with flexible deadlines

 


 Catalyst

 


 

IT-Preliminary

 


 

Institutional Transformation (IT)

 

The solicitation indicates that proposals are accepted before and after the target date.

 



The solicitation indicates that proposals are accepted before and after the target date.

 


The solicitation indicates that IT proposals are accepted before and after the target date.  Note that IT full proposals can only be  submitted after submission and review of an IT-Preliminary proposal.

 

Required Application Information
Research Narrative: PDF Format Only – 2 page maximum research statement that identifies the following:

  • Which track the proposal will be submitted to (IT, Adaptation, Partnership, or Catalyst)
  • Proposal abstract
  • Significance/relevance of the proposed work to the NSF ADVANCE program goal of enhancing factors that support equity and inclusion, and to mitigate the systemic factors that create inequities in academia.
  • Significance of the proposed work to support and enhance equity and inclusion at the University of Utah
  • Project participants and qualifications of all PI’s/Co-PI’s
  • Anticipated budget total

Review Process
Applications will be reviewed by a campus-wide committee who will evaluate the likelihood that the proposed project will be funded by NSF, and also ensure that a diversity of projects and disciplines are selected from different units on campus. Applicants will be notified of the final decisions by Monday, October 1st, 2020, in time to prepare a full proposal to the sponsor.

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Last Updated: 4/13/21