LIMITED SUBMISSION – NIH Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) (R25) 2019

Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Number: PAR-17-339

Institutional Limitations:

Only one application per institution is allowed. Institutions are also limited to a single SEPA award. Syracuse University does not currently have a SEPA award.


The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages the development of innovative educational activities for pre-kindergarten to grade 12 (P-12), preservice and in-service teachers (Teachers) and students from underserved communities with a focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences, Mentoring Activities, Curriculum or Methods Development and Outreach.

Information on current SEPA projects can be found at: and Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with the SEPA Scientific/Research Contact to be advised on the appropriateness of the intended P-12 STEM or ISE project for SEPA program objectives and the priorities of the NIGMS.

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INTERNAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY – Undergraduate Research and Creative Works (URCW) Grant Program now open for Spring 2019!

Syracuse University announces the Spring 2019 funding cycle for the new Undergraduate Research and Creative Works (URCW) Grant Program, as part of expanded opportunities for undergraduates, made possible by the University’s new Office for Undergraduate Research. The URCW Program will foster and support diverse undergraduate engagement in faculty-guided scholarly research and creative inquiry across all disciplines and programs at Syracuse University. Proposals are due Thursday, February 28th.

Applications can be submitted through Syracuse University’s Application Portal. More information can be found here.

INTERNAL GRANT OPPORTUNITY – Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CALS)

The Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CALS) program seeks proposals from faculty and students for projects that can advance Syracuse University’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), either by promoting reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), directly or indirectly, or by increasing awareness within the campus community about climate disruption and environmental sustainability. The CAP looks at social, environmental and economic sustainability with emphasis on measurable outcomes and/or cultural change.

A new Request for Proposals came out in January, 2018. Proposals are due March 1, 2019, and will be due in early April and announced just before Earth Day.

More information can be found at the Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability (CALS) page.

LIMITED SUBMISSION – NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

The Office of Research is managing an internal competition for the selection of one application from Syracuse University to the NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) program (NSF 18-532).


Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify (1) factors that are effective in the formation of ethical STEM researchers and (2) approaches to developing those factors in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. NSF continues its support for responsible conduct for research and program development. Past solicitations have funded projects that developed ethics education materials and approaches for STEM researchers being trained as graduate students at US institutions and their affiliates. Results included courses, case studies, and modules–materials which are now available at one or more of the online ethics resource centers that NSF has funded including the following: Ethics Education Library. Illinois Institute of Technology; IDEESE: International Dimensions of Ethics Education in Science & Engineering. University of Massachusetts Amherst; National Center for Professional & Research Ethics. University of Illinois; Online Ethics Center. National Academy of Engineering.  Projects can include qualitative and/or quantitative approaches. Proposals should specify plans to deliver findings to appropriate research and educational communities and assist them to implement projects or programs based on the findings. CCE STEM awardees must share their findings with others via the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science (Award #1355547) and at the biennial PI meetings held at NSF. PIs are responsible for covering the expenses of participating in these PI meetings throughout the tenure of their award and should indicate this in their budget.

For more information, visit the NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) page.

LIMITED SUBMISSION – 2019 Moore Inventor Fellows

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announces the fourth competition for Moore Inventor Fellows. The foundation seeks to identify outstanding inventors and innovators who harness science and technology to enhance the conduct of scientific research, strengthen environmental conservation, or improve the experience and outcomes of patient care. The Moore Inventor Fellows program focuses on supporting scientist-inventors at a critical stage of research to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed. We seek to provide freedom and support to promising inventors with the most compelling ideas to pursue creative work.

All candidates must be no more than ten years past receiving their Ph.D., M.D., M.S. or other terminal degree. A degree received on any date in 2009 is acceptable.

Syracuse University can nominate up to two candidates for this opportunity.

Internal Deadline

January 15, 2019

How to apply

Applications can be submitted through the Syracuse University Application Portal

For more information, visit the Proposal Support Services limited submission page.

OPPORTUNITY – 2019 Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience

The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation announce the opening of its 2019 competition for research fellowships in neuroscience.
Previously known as the Klingenstein Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience, this year’s awards are the sixth from this joint project of the Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation. The awards are among the nation’s oldest and most illustrious fellowships for young investigators in neuroscience research.
Aimed at advancing cutting-edge investigations, the awards are presented to highly promising, early career scientists. At this critical juncture in young investigators’ careers, when funding can be a challenge, the fellowship awards promote higher-risk, and potentially higher-reward, projects. Funding is for $225,000 over three years. Applications are due on February 15, 2019.

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OPPORTUNITY – 2019 Great Lakes Research Consortium Small Grants Program

Program Goals

This small grants program provides seed funding for new, cooperative projects that improve our understanding of, and/or management of, New York’s Great Lakes basin. The program supports collaborative projects and grant awards can be used for basic or applied research and project planning that will lead to larger projects. Routine monitoring and one-time site-specific infrastructure projects are not appropriate topics for this program.

Preparing Your Application

Detailed submission guidelines and requirements are outlined in the Request for Proposals (RFP)

Submitting Your Application

Proposal submissions should be sent electronically as a single PDF file attachment to


Electronic versions of the proposals should be received no later than midnight on January 23, 2019.

Request for Applications: 2019 Small Equipment Grant

Online application form


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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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.

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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