Research

Awards with Limited Submission Policies

Below is a list of awards with limited submission policies. Please note the deadlines for an internal competition, which will be required if the number of applications exceeds the number allowed by the agency or foundation.

 

The OVPR does not guarantee that all programs with limited submission guidelines are listed below. If you are interested in a program that is not listed below, have questions about the information listed, or require application instructions for the internal competition, please contact Margaret Manning, Research Opportunities Coordinator at (401) 863-5145.

 

Award Funding Institution # of Nominations Allowed OVPR Internal Deadline External Deadline Status
*new* Allen Distiguished Investigators Program - Artificial Intelligence Focus Paul G. Allen Family Foundation 4/14/14 5/30/14 2 candidates confirmed.
Brain Research Foundation - Scientific Innovations Award Brain Research Foundation 1 nomination 5/5/14 7/1/14 Open
Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship AAMC 1 nomination 4/10/14 5/2/14 Open
HHMI Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute unlimited Please contact OVPR for support if interested. Eligibility must be established online by 5/1/14; Application deadline: 6/3/14 Open

NEA - Grants for Arts Projects: Art Works; Challenge America Fast Track

National Endowment for the Arts 1 application per year for either category Internal deadline of 2/3/14 passed. Please contact OVPR if interested. Varies: ArtWorks - 2/24/14 adn 7/24/14; Challenge America Fast-Track 5/8/14. Open until filled

NIH - Diabetes Research Center

NIH NIDDK 1 application 2/3/14 LOI 5/17/14; Full 6/17/14 Open
NIH - List of Other Open Opportunities as of 10/30/13   
National Institutes of Health (NIH) varies Contact OVPR if interested. See new guidelines.
varies Open
NSF Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) National Science Foundation 1 application 4/28/14 6/17/14 Open
NSF - I-Corps Sites National Science Foundation 1 application 4/28/14 6/27/14 Open
NSF - Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) National Science Foundation (NSF) No limit Contact OVPR if interested.  7/25/14 Open
NSF - Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education in Engineering National Science Foundation 1 proposal; 2 if focused on areas of note (see FOA) Contact OVPR if interested 5/27/14 Open
*new* NSF - Research Traineeship (NRT) (Replaces IGERT mechanism) National Science Foundation 2 proposals. If 2, at least one must be in priority area: Data-enabled Science & Engineering EXTENDED to 9 a.m. on 5/5/14.  5/20/14 LOI; 6/24/14 Full Open
NSF - Scalable Nanomanufacturing National Science Foundation 1 application 4/28/14 6/16/14 Open
NSF - Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) National Science Foundation (NSF) 1 proposal from each relevant school Contact OVPR if interested 8/12/14 Open
NSF - Science & Technology Centers National Science Foundation Program Solicitation has not yet been released. Contact OVPR  if interested To be announced Program Solicitation has not yet been released
NSF Sustainability Research Networks Competition National Science Foundation 3 proposals 3/24/14 4/29/14 Open
Pathway to Stop Diabetes American Diabetes Association 1 per type 5/5/14 7/1/14 Open
*early career* Searle Scholars Kinship Foundation 1 nomination To be announced 9/26/14 To be announced
*early career* Sloan Research Fellowships Alfred P. Sloan Foundation unrestricted, but no more than 3 per department n/a 9/15/14 To be announced
*early career* Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation 2 applications 5/5/14 7/16/14 Open
*early career* William T. Grant Scholars Program William T. Grant Foundation 1 per major division within an institution 5/5/14 7/9/14 Open

AHA - Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network American Heart Association 1 Internal deadline passed; no candidates.  LOI 12/16/13; Full 2/14/14 Closed
Beckman Young Investigators *early career* Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation unrestricted n/a 9/30/13 Closed
Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists  Blavatnik Family Foundation & New York Academy of Sciences 1 candidate per category: Physical Sciences & Engineering; Chemistry; & Life Sciences 1 candidate selected in each category 11/22/13 Closed
Brain Research Foundation - Scientific Innovations Award Brain Research Foundation 1 nomination Nominee selected 7/1/13 Closed
Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grant 
Breast Cancer Alliance 3 LOIs 2 candidates selected 4/4/14 LOI Closed
Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Awards Program in the Chemical Sciences Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Inc. 1 nomination Nominee selected 2/10/13 Closed
Career Awards for Medical Scientists *early career* Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) 5/6 nominations. Contact OVPR for details. 1 candidate confirmed. 10/1/13 Closed
Clinical Scientist Development Award   
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation unrestricted N/A 10/31/13 (pre-proposals) Closed
DARPA Defense Science Study Group (DSSG)  Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) 1 or 2 nominations Candidate selected 1/18/13 Closed
Damon Runyan Clinical Investigator Award Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation No longer limited n/a 2/17/14 Closed
David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program Charles A. Dana Foundation 1 2014 Candidate selected 2/25/14 Closed
DOE EPSCoR Implementation Grants U. S. Department of Energy 1 from RI (Coordinated at the state level) Preproposal due to RI 3/6/14 3/22 LOI; 4/15 full Closed
DOE - Energy Research Frontiers Center U.S. Department of Energy 3 I candidate selected LOI: 11/13/13; Full 1/9/14 Closed
Ellison New Scholar Award in Aging Ellison Medical Foundation 2 nominations 1 candidate selected 2/28/13 Closed
EPA/NSF Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design & Synthesis  (NSMDS) and
EPA/NSF Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle (NCCLCs) 
EPA/NSF 1 application each Internal deadline of 1/22/13 passed; contact OVPR if interested 3/18/13 Closed
Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics Greenwall Foundation 1 application Internal deadline of 10/10/12 passed. No internal candidates
11/1/12 Closed
Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics

The Greenwall Foundation

1 application no candidates 11/1/13 Closed
Health Impact Project

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

2 brief proposals 1 candidate confirmed 4/2/14 Closed
IES - Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships in Education Research Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences 1 application candidate selected 7/19/12 (LOI); 9/20/12 (full) Closed
IMAP/Macy Education and Training to Professionalism Initiative  Institute on Medicine as a Profession (IMAP) and Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation 1 application No candidates 12/10/12 Closed
Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease *early career* Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) 2 nominations no candidates 11/1/13 Closed
Klingenstein Third Generation Research Fellowships Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation 1 nomination no candidates
1/11/13 Closed
Mallinckrodt Research Grants Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation 2 applications Candidates selected 8/1/13 Closed
Macy Foundation Faculty Scholars Program Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation 1 nomination 2014 Candidate selected 2/26/14 Closed

Mary Kay Innovative/Translational Cancer Research Grants

Mary Kay Foundation 1 application 2014 Candidate selected 2/3/14 Closed

 Mellon Foundation - Sawyer Seminars on the Comparative Study of Cultures

Mellon Foundation 1 application 2014 Candidate selected 3/1/14 Closed
Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship Program Microsoft Research 1 nomination Candidate selected 9/30/13 Closed
NEH - Summer Stipends National Endowment for the Humanities 2 applications Candidates selected 9/26/13 Closed
NIH - NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Award (ONES) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences 1 per School 2 candidates selected LOI: 1/28/14; Full: 2/28/14 Closed
NIH Academic-Community Partnership Conference National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 application Candidate selected 10/17/12 Closed
NIH - CECNMRN,BUILD National Institutes of Health 1 application each; but CEC awardee may not be involved or colloborate on NMRN or BUILD. Brown is not eligible as primary for BUILD.  Candidates confirmed LOI: 3/2/14; Application: 4/2/14 Closed
NIH - Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 application 2014 Candidate confirmed.
1/21/14 (LOI); 2/21/14 (full) Closed
NIH - Developing and Improving Animal Care Facilities National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 application Candidate selected 8/2/13 Closed
NIH - Director's Early Independence Awards National Institutes of Health (NIH) 2 applications 1 2014 Candidate selected 12/30/13 (LOI) 1/31/14 (full) Closed
NIH - Framework Programs for Health Innovation  National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 application Meeting was held on 10/24/12. Candidate Selected. 11/15/12 (LOI), 12/14/12 (full) Closed
NIH - High End Instrumentation Grant Program National Institutes of Health (NIH) no limit but must be distinct n/a 9/13/13 Closed 
NIH - High Impact Neuroscience Research Grants National Institutes of Health (NIH) no limit but must be distinct Internal deadline passed. 4/16/13 LOI; 5/16/13 Application due Closed
NIH - Institutional Research and academic Career Development Award Program (IRACDA) National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 application Candidate selected 9/24/12 Closed
NIH Director's Biomedical Research Workforce Innovation Award: Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 application Candidate selected 5/10/13 Closed
NIH Minority Health & Health Disparities International Research Training 
National Institutes of Health 1 application Candidate selected 3/20/13 Closed
NIH NINDS - Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research National Institutes of Health 1 application no candidates 4/16/13 LOI (not required); 5/16/13 Application due Closed

NIH Planning Grants for the NIH National Research Mentoring Network 

National Institutes of Health 1 application Candidate selected 5/10/13 Closed

NIH - PRIDE Summer InstitutesCoordinating Center for PRIDE

National Institutes of Health 1 application each; may not be same PI No candidates 3/13/14 Closed

NIH -Postbaccalaureate Research Education Prorgam

National Institutes of Health 1 application 2014 Candidate selected; Contact OVPR if interested in future dates 3/31/14; 6/25/15; 6/25/16 Closed
NIH - Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) National Institutes of Health (NIH) 1 application Contact OVPR if interested 5/22 (LOI), 6/22 Full Closed
NIH - Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10) National Science Foundation No limit but must be distinct unrestricted 3/21/14 Closed
NSF- Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)  National Science Foundation Only 1 Thematic Collections Network (TCN) proposal no candidates 10/18/13 Closed
NSF - Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Transformation National Science Foundation 1 as lead candidate selected 9/28/12 Closed
NSF - Collections in Support of Biological Collections (CSBR) National Science Foundation 3 proposals no candidates 7/16/13 Closed
NSF - Critical Zone Observatories National Science Foundation 1 application no candidates 2/5/13 Closed
NSF - Ethics Education in Science & Engineering   National Science Foundation 1 application candidate selected 3/1/13 Closed
NSF - IGERT Program - CIF21 Track National Science Foundation 1 application no candidates 6/4/12 Closed
NSF - Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Program National Science Foundation (NSF) 1 application (no pre-proposal) 3/5/12 5/1/12 Closed
NSF - High Performance Computing System Acquisition: Building a More Inclusive Computing Environment for Science and Engineering National Science Foundation (NSF) 1 application as lead Contact OVPR if interested 4/15/13 Closed
NSF - Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences National Science Foundation (NSF) 1 track, 2 proposals Contact OVPR if interested 9/3/12 (LOI); 10/9/12 (full) Closed
NSF - Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program National Science Foundation (NSF) 3 proposals; but no more than two for instrument acquisition 2014 candidates selected. 1/23/14 Closed
NSF - Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences National Science Foundation (NSF) 3 preliminary proposals no candidates Preliminary Proposal Due 9/16/13; Full (by invitation) Due 2/21/14 Closed 
NSF - Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering National Science Foundation 1 proposal; allowed a second if meets specified focus. See FOA.  no candidates 5/22/13 Closed
NSF - Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network  National Science Foundation (NSF) 1 proposal no candidate 4/1/13 Closed
NSF - Online Resource Center for Ethics Education in Science & Engineering National Science Foundation (NSF) 1 application no candidate 8/7/13 Closed
NSF - Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) Program - Building Innovation Capacity (BIC) National Science Foundation (NSF) 2 application Candidates selected LOI due 11/18/13; Full due 1/27/14 Closed
NSF - Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) National Science Foundation (NSF) Under review 8/24/11 10/19/11 Closed
NSF - Physics Frontiers Centers National Science Foundation (NSF) 1 proposal no candidate Closed
NSF - Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science National Science Foundation (NSF) 3 applications Contact OVPR if interested. 10/1/12 Closed
NSF - Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) National Science Foundation (NSF) 1 from each school no candidates 8/14/12 Closed
NSF - Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Expansion Program (STEP) National Science Foundation (NSF) 1 Type 1 proposal no candidates  12/3/13 Closed
NSF - Sustainable Energy Pathways Program (SEP) National Science Foundation (NSF) 3 proposals Candidate selected 2/1/12 Closed
NSF - Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM) National Science Foundation (NSF) 1 application 1/17/11 3/1/11 Closed
NSF - Widening Implementation & Demonstration of Evidence-Based Reforms (WIDER) National Science Foundation (NSF) 1 Planning Grant OR 1 Institutional Implentation; Other tracks not limited Candidate selected 7/3/13 Closed
Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering David and Lucile Packard Foundation 2 nominations 2014 Candidates selected 3/14/14 nomination deadline; 4/21/14 application deadline Closed
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences Pew Charitable Trusts 1 nomination Candidate selected 11/1/13 Closed
Raymond & Beverly Sackler Prize in Chemistry The Raymond & Beverly Sackler Foundation unrestricted; University endorsement recommended Contact OVPR if interested 12/20/12 Closed
RI-INBRE Proposal Development Awards
IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence at URI unrestricted N/A. Click here for RFP. 10/26/12 Closed
Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Rita Allen Foundation 1 2014 Candidate confirmed 12/13/13 (LOI); 1/26/14 (Full) Closed
*new* Simons Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems See Program Description pdfhere Simons Foundation 1 nomination Candidate selected 10/28/13 Closed
Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, & Theoretical Computer Science   See Program Description pdf here Simons Foundation 2 nominations in each of the three fields 1 candidate selected in each field 10/28/13 Closed
Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, & Theoretical Computer Science   See Program Description document Simons Foundation 2 nominations in each of the three fields Candidates selected 12/14/12 Closed
USAID Higher Education Solutions Network 
3 applications candidates selected 7/17/12 Closed
Welch Award in Chemistry Welch Foundation 1 applicant no 2014 candidate 2/1/14 Closed
Wells Fargo Clean Technology and Innovation Grant Program    Wells Fargo 1 application for 1 Wells Fargo grant program per year candidate selected 4/1/12 - 10/31/12 (rolling) Closed
William T. Grant Scholars Program *early career* William T. Grant Foundation 1 per major division 1 candidate selected 7/8/13 Closed
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