NIH Seeks to Fund Research and Capacity Building Efforts Related to Bioethical Issues

On November 17, 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for administrative supplements to support research on ethical considerations related to biomedical research and projects that support capacity building in bioethics. Consideration of ethical issues associated with biomedical research is intrinsic to the responsible conduct of science and the translation of scientific and technological advances into practice. The investment in, and the integration of, bioethics-related research and policy demonstrates NIH’s commitment to safeguarding the integrity of the research that it conducts and supports.   

Applications will be accepted until March 06, 2021, and all organizations administering an eligible parent award may apply for a supplement under this announcement. Interested applicants may supplement parent awards focused on bioethics or add a component related to bioethics to a parent award in which bioethics was not the focus. Issues addressed are expected to fall within the scope of research and policy activities of the NIH but may be beyond the focus of any one Institute or Center. In addition to overarching areas of interest, individual Institutes and Centers have indicated specific areas of research interest within the announcement. Complete Information, including how to apply can be found here.    Questions about the FOA may be directed to the agency contacts included in the announcement.  

NSF Mid-Career Advancement (MCA) - NSF 21-516

The MCA offers an opportunity for scientists and engineers at the Associate Professor rank (or equivalent) to substantively enhance and advance their research program through synergistic and mutually beneficial partnerships, typically at an institution other than their home institution. Projects that envision new insights on existing problems or identify new but related problems previously inaccessible without new methodology or expertise from other fields are encouraged.   Full proposals due February 1, 2021

Two Business Oregon Innovation Programs Launch New Rounds of Funding

Two Business Oregon grant programs that encourage innovation and entrepreneurism in Oregon are opening applications for funding this week. The High Impact Opportunity Project and Small Business Innovation Research Matching Grant programs released funding opportunity announcements for approximately $2.5 million in available funds.  Click on this link to download a PDF document with additional information

From National Science Foundation

NSF 21-505 - Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-1 (Mid-scale RI-1)

The Mid-scale RI program (RI-1 and RI-2) provides a flexible, yet robust, competitive opportunity to support research infrastructure of intermediate scales above the MRI and below the Major Facilities thresholds, respectively. This Mid-scale RI-1 solicitation calls for mid-scale projects in the lower portion of that range, from $6 million up to but not including $20 million in total project costs for implementation projects and $600,000 up to but not including $20 million for design projects. This funding range will support a variety of activities to implement or design visionary and unique high-priority projects with broad impact, as identified by research communities in the United States, unlike projects with a campus-centric focus.    Agency Preliminary Proposal Due Date - January 7, 2021

NSF 20-132 - Dear Colleague Letter: Future of International Research Collaboration Post COVID-19

This letter invites Rapid Response Research (RAPID) and EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals for research to clarify lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic for international collaboration and research to strengthen international collaboration in the future. Proposals must focus on research topics unique to international engagement. Proposals should be submitted by institutions eligible to submit proposals to NSF and must include international collaboration as an integral part of the work. NSF encourages proposals from diverse teams. Proposals from early career investigators are especially welcome.