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Events & Deadlines

December 9, 2019



Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Community Health Impact Program

The community health impact program supports local or regional organizations with bold ideas to address health challenges in any of the Health Fund’s focus areas. This year, we’re also supporting capacity building at organizations focused on the health of Michigan residents.

Next Deadline: January 30, 2020


National Institutes of Health, Standard Due Dates

R01: New, February 5, 2020

R01: Renewal, Revision, Resubmission, March 5, 2020

R15: New, Renewal, Revision, Resubmission, February 25, 2020

R03 & R21: New, February 16, 2020

R03 & R21: Renewal, Revision, Resubmission, March 16, 2020


National Institutes of Health, Pilot Projects Enhancing Utility and Usage of Common Fund Data Sets (R03, Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Since its initial inception as the NIH Roadmap for Biomedical Research, the NIH Common Fund has supported dozens of transformative research programs that generate new technologies, methods, and data. Many of these programs generate rich public data sets containing a variety of multi-dimensional molecular and phenotypic data from several organisms including mouse and human. To maximize the impact of these data, engage a broader community of end-users for wider adoption of these data sets, and to obtain feedback from award recipients to enhance the data resources, the Common Fund plans to support small research projects (R03) encouraging the use of Common Fund data sets. Awards are intended to enable novel and compelling biological questions to be formulated and addressed, and/or to generate cross-cutting hypotheses for future research. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) aims to promote innovative research to enhance the utility and usability of selected Common Fund data sets. The submission of small research (R03) applications is encouraged from institutions and organizations proposing projects that lead to enhanced use of selected Common Fund data sets by the wider scientific community.

Next Deadline: February 19, 2020


National Science Foundation, National Robotics Initiative 2.0: Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots

The NRI-2.0 program builds upon the original National Robotics Initiative (NRI) program to support fundamental research in the United States that will accelerate the development and use of collaborative robots (co-robots). A co-robot is a robot whose main purpose is to work with people or other robots to accomplish a goal. An ideal co-robot is an adaptable partner, not limited to a narrow set of specified interactions or functions, but able to significantly enhance team performance despite changes in its role, its teammates, or the team’s collective goals. The focus of the NRI-2.0 program is on ubiquity, which in this context means seamless integration of co-robots to assist humans in every aspect of life.

Next Deadline: February 26, 2020


National Science Foundation, Building Capacity in STEM Education Research

ECR’s Building Capacity for STEM Education Research (ECR: BCSER) solicitation supports projects that build individuals’ capacity to carry out high quality STEM education research that will enhance the nation’s STEM education enterprise and broaden the pool of researchers that can conduct fundamental research in STEM learning and learning environments, broadening participation in STEM fields, and STEM workforce development. Specifically, ECR: BCSER supports activities that enable early and mid-career researchers to acquire the requisite expertise and skills to conduct rigorous fundamental research in STEM education. ECR: BCSER seeks to fund research career development activities on topics that are relevant to qualitative and quantitative research methods and design, including the collection and analysis of new qualitative or

Next Deadline: February 2020


National Science Foundation, Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier

The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), one of the Big Ideas, is one mechanism by which NSF is responding to the challenges and opportunities for the future of jobs and work. The overarching vision is to support convergent research to understand and develop the human-technology partnership, design new technologies to augment human performance, illuminate the emerging socio-technological landscape, understand the risks and benefits of new technologies, understand and influence the impact of artificial intelligence on workers and work, and foster lifelong and pervasive learning. The landscape of jobs and work is changing at unprecedented speed, enabled by advances in computer science and engineering, deeper understanding of societal and environmental change, advances in the learning sciences, and new conceptions of work and workplaces. This technological and scientific revolution presents a historical opportunity to the Nation and its people, in the creation of new industries and occupations, enhanced productivity and quality of work life, and the potential for more people to participate in the workforce, ultimately yielding sustained innovation and global leadership. But, as history teaches, such changes also come with risks. Some risks are immediate, such as jobs lost to automation or demand for skills not met by current educational pathways. Other equally important risks include new security threats, algorithmic biases, unanticipated legal consequences including privacy implications, dependence on technology and erosion of human knowledge and skills, inadequate workplace policies and practices, or undesirable impact on the built environment.

Next Deadline: March 9, 2020


Mathers Foundation

The mission of The G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation is to advance knowledge in the life sciences by sponsoring scientific research that will benefit mankind. Basic scientific research, with potential translational application, is central to this goal, and fundamental to our operating principles.

Next Deadline: March, 2020 (grants reviewed quarterly)


Statistical Consultation

ORDA welcomes back Dr. Grigoris Argeros (Sociology Anthropology Criminology) and Dr. Kathy Chu (Mathematics) as Faculty Associates for research statistics.  Consultation is available for faculty, as well as graduate students working with faculty on independent research projects and theses with the goal of publication of results.

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