The Office of Research is pleased to announce the following individuals were selected for funding under the Travel Subsidy Program – Fall 2019 National Science Foundation Grants Conference.
Heath Hanlin, Associate Professor, Department of Transmedia
Bryan Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Fanxin Kong, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Zhen Ma, Assistant Professor, Samuel & Carol Nappi Research Scholar, Department of Biomedical & Chemical Engineering
Brian McKernan, Research Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
Zhao Qin, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Baris Salman, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
The NSF Grants Conference is primarily designed to provide new faculty and researchers with key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF, including proposal preparation and merit review basics. Selected faculty members will learn more about relevant funding opportunities and will meet with program representatives and existing grantees. Each faculty member will receive $1000 towards travel costs to attend the conference.
Congratulations to all the awardees!
The Office of Research is pleased to announce the launch of the Travel Subsidy Program – Fall 2019 National Science Foundation Grants Conference competition. Click here to view more information.
Request for Applications – Travel Subsidy Program
Fall 2019 National Science Foundation Grants Conference
Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm, Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Award Notification: On or before Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Conference Registration: Opens 12:00 pm, Thursday, September 5, 2019
Travel Report Deadline: 5:00pm, Wednesday, December 18, 2019
In an effort to learn more about relevant funding opportunities, and to promote networking with program representatives and existing grantees, the Office of Research will offer financial support for faculty wishing to attend the upcoming Fall 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference, November 18-19, 2019, Boston MA.The NSF Grants Conference is primarily designed to provide new faculty, researchers and administrators with key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF, including proposal preparation and merit review basics, award management topics and other important information. Program officers representing each NSF directorate will be on hand to provide up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and to answer attendee questions.Highlights include:
- New programs and initiatives
- Future directions and strategies for national science policy
- Proposal preparation
- NSF’s merit review process
- Conflict of interest policies
- Breakout sessions by discipline
Generally, eligibility is limited to tenured and tenure-track faculty or full-time researchers; however, applicants must meet Syracuse University PI eligibility requirements. Applicants are eligible for one award in a given fiscal year.Preference will be giving to:
1) Applicants who will submit to NSF in the upcoming year who have not done so before;
2) Applicants who have previously submitted to NSF and have not been successful; and
3) Applicants who intend to submit a significant proposal to NSF in the upcoming year (i.e. CAREER).Applicants must be available to travel to the Boston area November 18-19, 2019. The conference is located at the Boston Marriott Cambridge.
- Award Information
Up to five (5) travel awards will be made.Up to $1000 will be provided toward travel costs (note registration will be ~$400, and lodging ~$230/night). Travel costs exceeding award amounts will be the responsibility of the PI, though cost sharing from departments and/or schools and colleges is encouraged. Please discuss potential cost sharing arrangement with your department chairs and associate deans for research before submission. Funding will be provided to the PI’s Dean’s office via the Academic Research Initiatives chartstring 11-Dept#-06054-742101-MyCode. These funds are provided on a reimbursement basis upon submission of a travel report to the Office of Research, as detailed below.Registration for this conference is limited and PIs are encouraged to register for the conference as soon as registration is open.
- Selection ProcessApplications will be evaluated by a review panel to be selected by the Office of Research, composed of Associate Dean’s for Research and/or senior faculty. Proposals will be evaluated based on the likelihood of the visit to positively impact a future competitive submission to the National Science Foundation by the PI.
- Reporting Requirements
By December 18, 2019, please submit a brief (2 pages) travel report to VPR@syr.edu. The report should contain the following information:
1. Brief description of purpose for trip
2. List of sessions attended
3. List of agency/foundation/other higher education personnel engaged, and topics discussed
4. Plans for relevant proposal submissions in coming year, including target dates and program names.Additionally, the Office of Research will conduct follow-up surveys approximately every six months, to determine the success of the travel award in generating subsequent proposal submissions and/or sponsored research awards. You are encouraged to notify the Office of Research at the time of submission and receipt of award for any proposal submitted in relation to your supported visit. Please send updates at any time in the body of an email to VPR@syr.edu, noting the following: Proposal title; funder; program name (if relevant); project period; amount of request; award amount (if relevant).