We understand your need to know about the outcome of your submissions so you can plan for your summer. Here are statuses for the various internal proposals.
- UFF/CCFF: For UFF, OVPR has notified the funding decisions for all applicants earlier and subsequently shared with us the materials for the unfunded UFF proposals on April 12. Our Review Committee has now finished the evaluation of those proposals, and we expect to communicate with the applicants within this week.
- Enhanced Faculty Travel: All applicants have been informed with the funding decisions, or have been requested of for more information.
- Dean's Research Chair: All funding decisions have been made and communicated to the applicants.
- Nick-of-Time and DICE: These are considered as they come in. As of now, PIs of all submitted applications have been informed of the funding decisions.
- Humanities Facilitating Fund (HFF): The review process is managed by Professors Tyler Anbinder and Lynn Westwater. By now, all applicants have been informed of the funding decisions.
The latest updates on this initiative can be found at Research Ecosystem Review: Progress Report. We copy our summary for the update on April 8:
April 8, 2019 - A message was sent all in the GW community through GW Today with the release of a 6-page Executive Summary, which contains 15 suggested improvements in the four focus areas. It will be the responsibility of the relevant offices, including OVPR and school level research offices, to implement those recommendations.
One particular change is that OVPR will no longer require a waiver request for missing the five-day internal deadline for proposal submissions. Our SRA team is working with OVPR to implement this change.
Phase 2 of the Research Ecosystem Review is expected to start in the fall, focusing on five areas: Research Core Facilities (e.g. Nanofabrication & Imaging Center), Big Data/High Performance Computing and IT support, Workforce Development (mainly postdoc), Allocation (Financing & Budgeting, Intramural Funding, Space Allocation), and Entrepreneurial Activities and Commercialization.
The SEH WoWTALK (What’s Our Work) series began in 2016 in an effort to bring together researchers in or related to SEH to present their work and explore collaboration potentials. By now, 12 events have taken place featuring 41 talks by 42 speakers from CCAS, SEAS, SMHS, Public Health, and OVPR.
Here, we would like to hear from you on possible outcomes from this event series. This could be joint papers, joint proposals, or other forms of collaborations that have benefited from the WoWTALK series. You can enter your input in this brief web form:
WoW Talk Outcome
About: Upcoming opportunity for GW researchers with current or recent funding from the Department of Defense to present their work. This is a great showcase of innovative DOD-funded research for Members of Congress and their staff.
Questions: Please contact Shane Seger in OVPR if you are interested in presenting a poster at the briefing’s poster session, and to be connected with the event's organizer.
Letter of Intent Deadline: 5:00pm, Friday, July 5, 2019
Award: $5,000,000 - $10,000,000 in total budget, with durations of up to five years.
About: The Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity and privacy, and draw on expertise in one or more of these areas: computing, communication and information sciences; engineering; economics; education; mathematics; statistics; and social and behavioral sciences. Proposals that advance the field of cybersecurity and privacy within a single discipline or interdisciplinary efforts that span multiple disciplines are both encouraged.
More Info: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19572/nsf19572.htm
Models for Uncovering Rules and Unexpected Phenomena in Biological Systems (MODULUS)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS), in collaboration with the Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB), seeks to promote interdisciplinary research that enables novel mathematical and computational approaches that capture and explore the full range of mechanisms and biological variability needed to better understand biological systems behavior across multiple scales. Proposals in response to this DCL should be submitted to either DMS via the Mathematical Biology Program Description or the MCB solicitation, NSF 18-585, directed to the Systems and Synthetic Biology program (8011). The proposal title should be prefaced with "MODULUS:". The MCB solicitation accepts proposals to core programs or to a Rules of Life (RoL) track. Submission to either track is permissible given that the guidance as detailed in the solicitation (NSF 18-585) for each is followed. For proposals submitted to MCB and targeted for the RoL track, a second program in another BIO Division must also be identified. Neither Division puts limits on proposal budgets and expects budgets to be appropriate for the scope of the project proposed.
For more information, check the Dear Colleague Letter at: