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EMU Research


Office of Research Development and Administration

Events & Deadlines

May 9, 2022


Eastern Michigan University Current Research Phase: 2

EMU Resources for Conducting Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity During the Covid-19 Pandemic


National Science Foundation, Virtual Grants Conference

June 6-10, 2022. Registration is free of charge and opens May 11, 2022

NSF anticipates the sessions will reach capacity very quickly, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible. Be on the lookout for our Registration is Open email, which will provide the registration links and details for this event.




National Science Foundation, Regional Innovation Engines, Broad Agency Announcement

This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is the first funding opportunity for the NSF Regional Innovation Engines (NSF Engines) program, a bold new initiative of the National Science Foundation that will create regional-scale innovation ecosystems throughout the United States. Providing up to $160 million of funding for up to 10 years to establish each Engine, with up to an additional two years of development funding even before the official launch of an Engine, the program offers a unique opportunity to usher in a transformational revolution of economic growth by harnessing the Nation’s rich science and technology research enterprise and regional-level resources to address societal challenges and promote national competitiveness.

This BAA provides an overview of the NSF Engines program and two current funding opportunities, Type-1 and Type-2 awards, open to coalitions led by U.S.-based for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, and U.S. accredited institutions of higher education with a campus located in the U.S. Additionally, federally funded research and development centers, national laboratories, and state, local, and tribal governments (limited to agencies, offices, or divisions specifically dedicated to innovation, economic and/or workforce development) can receive NSF funds through subawards.

Next Deadline: Type I and Type II Concept Outline, June 30, 2022


National Science Foundation, Dear Colleague Letter: NSF and Social Science Research Council Partnership to Advance Knowledge about the Impact of Public Health Guidance

Across the country, public- and private-sector decision makers are working to improve the situation for those who face public health challenges. Many seek ways to improve the impact of public health guidance to promote the health and well-being of individuals and the broader society at the community, regional, national and global levels. What steps can be taken to improve the use, usefulness and impact of basic science-based public health information? To help focus research on what we know and can learn about how individuals, groups and institutions make decisions related or in response to public health issues, NSF is partnering with the SSRC in a collaboration called "Advance Scientific Knowledge about the Impact of Public Health Guidance."

Next Deadline: Varies depending on Directorate


National Science Foundation, Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers

ITEST is an applied research and development program with goals to advance the equitable and inclusive integration of technology in the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) from pre-kindergarten through high school. The program’s objective is to support all students’ acquisition of the foundational preparation in STEM disciplines. Preparation for the current and future workforce is increasingly dependent upon the application and use of technology and computing. 1 Proposed ITEST projects are expected to (1) engage students in technology-rich learning to develop disciplinary and/or transdisciplinary STEM content knowledge, including skills in data literacy and evidence-based decision-making and reasoning; (2) prioritize the full inclusion of groups who have been underrepresented and/or underserved, including but not limited to Blacks and African Americans, Alaska Natives, Hispanics and Latinos , Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, persons with disabilities, neurodiverse students, and women in the STEM and information and communication technologies (ICT) workforce; (3) motivate students to pursue appropriate education pathways to technology-rich careers; and (4) leverage strategic and community partnerships to expand education pathways in communities through public and private partnerships and collaborations.

Next Deadline: August 12, 2022


National Institute of Standards and Technology, Measurement Science and Engineering Research Grant Programs

NIST is soliciting applications for financial assistance for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) within the following NIST grant programs: (1) the Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services (ADIIS); (2) the Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP); (3) the Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL); the Engineering Laboratory (EL); (5) Fire Research (FR); (6) the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL); (7) the International and Academic Affairs Office (IAAO); (8) the Material Measurement Laboratory (MML); (9) the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR); (10) the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML); (11) the Special Programs Office (SPO); and (12) the Standards Coordination Office (SCO).

Next Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis



Internal Funding Programs

Information on Internal Funding Programs can be found on our website.


Contact ORDA Early When Planning a Proposal Submission

An early meeting with a pre-award specialist will help make sure you are meeting all of the sponsor requirements AND that you are on schedule to submit materials to ORDA in a timely fashion.  Our procedures can be found here on ORDA’s website (  An important point to note is that your proposal and related materials must get to ORDA at least 10 business days before the sponsor deadline.

Other than the inability to meet in-person, business continues as usual for us.  Please find the following contact information for the ORDA staff.  We are reachable by telephone during business hours, Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  You may also contact us through email or schedule a time to meet using teleconferencing or video call.


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