Request for Applications: 2019 Small Equipment Grant

Online application form https://syracuse.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1777917

DEADLINE: 5:00 PM DECEMBER 10th

Research infrastructure often becomes a limiting factor for routine operations of laboratories and research programs. This is particularly true with relatively small-size equipment because such equipment often is more expensive than is affordable on a research grant, but less expensive than those that can be funded through extramural equipment grant programs. The Small Equipment Grant Program is designed to strengthen research capacity and capability at Syracuse University.

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Request for Proposals: Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PFP)

Online application form http://syracuse.infoready4.com
Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

Postdoctoral fellows are next generation educators, scholars, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and societal leaders. They are among the most important research personnel at universities. Postdoctoral fellows significantly contribute to the generation of scholarly research output of a university from the research they conduct during the fellowship period. As such, an institution’s postdoctoral fellow data is often used as an indicator of research activities. For example, the number of postdoctoral fellows is one of the major metrics used by Carnegie for classification of research universities. Postdoctoral fellows are not only important for research excellence, they are also an integral part of the driving force for high-quality college education. For instance, postdoctoral fellows are most often the trainers of graduate and undergraduate researchers; they work closely with tenure-track faculty to design research studies, set up research protocols, maintain research equipment, and provide day-to-day training of graduate and undergraduate students. The provision of such hands-on experiential learning by postdoctoral fellows has been demonstrated to be an effective path to increasing the success of undergraduate students.

In an effort to further strengthen our identification as a student-focused and research-most active (R1) university, Syracuse University has decided to invest $700,000 in dedicated postdoctoral support through its Invest Syracuse program. This document provides guidelines for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (PFP).

For more information, please visit the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program page.

Request for Proposals: 2019 Collaborations for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program

The Office of Research is pleased to announce the request for proposals for the 2019 Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant Program

Applications are now being accepted through Syracuse University’s Applicant Portal https://syracuse.infoready4.com

Deadline: 5:00 PM JANUARY 31, 2019

 Purpose: The purpose of this intramural grant program is to enhance interdisciplinary collaborations, to grow the research enterprise and enhance scholarship at Syracuse University in order to increase extramural funding and high-quality scholarly output. The program is designed to support faculty in becoming competitive in securing external funding and sponsorship. CUSE Grants should not be viewed as funds to conduct or complete projects, but rather to seed funding for faculty to build interdisciplinary teams, to produce preliminary data, and/or to seek help to obtain extramural funding that will advance knowledge and technologies through basic, translational and applied research. The grant program will support faculty research in all disciplines that span from basic, translational and applied sciences, social sciences, physical and life sciences, engineering, liberal arts, humanities, professional schools, creative research and various forms of all scholarly activities. The expectation is for the CUSE Grant Program funded faculty members to seek extramural support that will increase the national and international recognition of the awardees, their programs, and the university.

For more information, visit the CUSE Grants page

Limited Submission: The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award competition

We are pleased to announce the launch of the The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award competition. Click on the link below to view more information. Thank you!

  • Internal Submission Deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Funding Organization’s Deadline: Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Award Cycle: Yearly
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Chemical Sciences
  • Funding Available: 100,000.00
  • Description:

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained in the early years of their appointment (see below), and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $100,000.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI)

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. Please refer to the following limited submission guidelines.

https://research.syr.edu/proposal-support-services/limited-submissions/national-science-foundation-major-research-instrumentation-mri-program-2019/

Survey: Spring 2019 “Books In the Humanities”

Did you recently publish a book that contributes to the Humanities, broadly conceived?

Each spring, the Humanities Center hosts a university-wide celebration of books in the humanities by SU scholars. If you published a book this year (© 2018), or know someone who did, take this brief survey to help the Center identify eligible authors!

https://syracuseuniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e2IiPtqauoF8qih

Entries for the upcoming celebration (© 2018) must be submitted by December 17, 2018, for the annual showcase in April 2019. Thank you in advance for your input!

Information Session: Internal Submission for the Keck Foundation Research Program

Information Sessions: Friday, November 2 —  11-12 PM and 12-1 PM.  Lunch will be provided.

Location: TBD

RSVP to Melissa Whipps

Internal concept paper deadline: December 10, 2018

Requirements: Concept papers will be collected through the new InfoReady Portal. An updated link will be posted here soon as the application is available. Additional information will be provided at this session, or can be requested via an email to Melissa Whipps.

The W.M. Keck Foundation supports pioneering science and engineering research and the development of promising new technologies.

Funding is awarded to universities and institutions nationwide for projects in research that:

  • Focus on important and emerging areas of research
  • Have the potential to develop breakthrough technologies, instrumentation or methodologies
  • Are innovative, distinctive and interdisciplinary
  • Demonstrate a high level of risk due to unconventional approaches, or by challenging the prevailing paradigm
  • Have the potential for transformative impact, such as the founding of a new field of research, the enabling of observations not previously possible, or the altered perception of a previously intractable problem
  • Does not focus on clinical or translational research, treatment trials or research for the sole purpose of drug development
  • Fall outside the mission of public funding agencies
  • Demonstrate that private philanthropy generally, and the W. M. Keck Foundation in particular, is essential to the project’s success

Additional information about the research programs Keck can be found here: http://www.wmkeck.org/grant-programs/research

Limited Submission Opportunity: NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments. Please refer to the following limited submission guidelines