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Events & Deadlines

July 13, 2020



Being an Excellent Proposal Reviewer: Efficiency, Effectiveness and Service to the Community

July 22, 2020; 1:00-2:00pm

Based on our work with thousands of proposal reviewers, we will discuss a) strategies that reviewers can adopt to improve the efficiency of their work as reviewers; b) what qualities are important to make the review most useful to the applicant team and the funding agency; and c) the benefits to serving as a proposal reviewer.




Russel Sage Foundation Social Science Research

The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) has long supported social science research with the aim of improving social and living conditions in the United States. For its August 5, 2020 deadline, RSF will only accept letters of inquiry relevant to one of RSF’s core programs that address at least one of the following issues:

• Research on the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting recession in the U.S. Specifically, research that assesses the social, political, economic, and psychological causes and consequences of the pandemic, especially its effects on marginalized individuals and groups and on trust in government and other institutions. Our priorities do not include analyses of health outcomes or health behavior.

• Research focused on systemic racial inequality and/or the recent mass protests in the U.S. Specifically, research that investigates the prevalence of racial disparities in policing and criminal justice and their social, political, economic, and psychological causes and consequences; the effects of the current social protest movement and mass mobilization against systemic discrimination; the nature of public attitudes and public policies regarding policing, criminal justice, and social welfare; and the effects of those attitudes in the current political environment.

Next Deadline: Required Letter of Intent, August 5, 2020


Department of Education, OSERS: OSEP: National Center to Improve Faculty Capacity to Use Educational Technology in Special Education

Purpose of Program: The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program are to (1) improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for children with disabilities; (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) provide accessible educational materials (AEM) to children with disabilities in a timely manner.

Next Deadline: August 21, 2020


National Science Foundation, Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science

NSF's Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) have joined to support the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program. This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM) in-service and pre-service teachers, full-time community college faculty, university faculty and students, and industry partners to enhance the scientific disciplinary knowledge and capacity of the STEM teachers and/or community college faculty through participation in authentic summer research experiences with engineering and computer science faculty researchers. The research projects and experiences all revolve around a focused research area related to engineering and/or computer science that will provide a common cohort experience to the participating educators. The K-12 STEM teachers and/or full-time community college faculty also translate their research experiences and new scientific knowledge into their classroom activities and curricula. The university team will include faculty, graduate and undergraduate students as well as industrial advisors. As part of the long-term partnership arrangements, involvement of undergraduate/graduate students with the integration of the RET curricular materials into classroom activities is particularly encouraged. Partnerships with inner city, rural, or other high-needs schools are especially encouraged.

Next Deadline: September 30, 2020


National Science Foundation, Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering


Advanced computational infrastructure and the ability to perform large-scale simulations and accumulate massive amounts of data have revolutionized scientific and engineering disciplines.  The goal of the CDS&E program is to identify and capitalize on opportunities for major scientific and engineering breakthroughs through new computational and data analysis approaches.  The intellectual drivers may be in an individual discipline or they may cut across more than one discipline in various Directorates.  The key identifying factor is that the outcome relies on the development, adaptation, and utilization of one or more of the capabilities offered by advancement of both research and infrastructure in computation and data, either through cross-cutting or disciplinary programs. 


Next Deadline: September 15, 2020: deadlines depend on the NSF directorates


National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Notice of Special Interest: Utilizing Telemedicine or Other Remote-Based Platforms to Develop and Support Treatments for Substance Use Disorders

There is an urgent need for remotely delivered Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatments to reduce patient burden and for methods to conduct clinical trials remotely. The purpose of this NOSI is to stimulate research to evaluate the safety and efficacy of telemedicine or remotely provided treatments for SUD, and to develop tools for remote collection of data in clinical trials of treatments for SUD.

Next Deadline: October 5, 2020

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