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RCR Workshop: The Intersection of Human Research, Privacy, Consent and Data Sharing

Marvin Center, Room 402-404

July 25, 2019 -- 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

The Office of Research Integrity is hosting a Responsible Conduct of Research session on a case study from Duke University in which an image dataset was removed by university officials after public outcry and determinations of non-compliance.

The intersection of human subjects, privacy protections, and human rights is highlighted in
the Duke case, which also represents modern research ethics concerns for all researchers, and is applicable across all research disciplines.

Presenters
Debra Paxton, MS, CIP
Director, Office of Human Research

Rebecca Eberle, MSHS, CIP
Assistant Director, Office of Human Research

Anyone engaging in research or scholarly activity at GW including, under- and graduate students, administrative staff, researchers, postdocs and faculty, is encouraged to attend.


Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Deadline: September 30, 2019 (Proposal)
Award: Budget should be commensurate with project needs.Project on the Origin of the Eukaryotic Cell Announcement

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Deadline: August 9, 5:00pm PDT (LOI)
Award: $600,000 over 4 years
Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program Announcement

RWJF: Healthy Eating Research

Deadline: July 31, 2019  (Concept Paper)
Award: Up to $320,000 over 2 years

CCAS Internal Grant Reporting

Submission Window: July 1 -  Aug 31
Submit your progress or final report on CCFF, DICE, and Dean's Research Chair funding received July 2018 - June 2019.

Welcome from Dean Downie

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you are having a productive and restorative summer. I'm just getting settled into my new role in the dean's office and am excited about the new challenges and opportunities we can engage in together. If you have any comments and ideas you would like to share with me, please do so at ccasres@gwu.edu.

I look forward to working with you all as Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Initiatives.

Best wishes,

Evie Downie


Funding Opportunities

Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) Program

Deadline: August 9, 2019, 5:00pm PDT (LOI)
Award: $600,000 over 4 years


Description:
 Provides research support to the most promising young faculty members in the early stages of their academic careers in the chemical and life sciences, particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials that will open up new avenues of research in science.

Announcement

Letters of endorsement are required. Contact Sarah Katz, Associate Director, Foundation Relations,sarah_katz@gwu.edu

Project on the Origin of the Eukaryotic Cell

Deadline: September 30, 2019 (Proposal)
Award: Budget should be commensurate with project needs.

Description: The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Simons Foundation are partnering to support novel research on the origin of the eukaryotic cell. They seek to support novel research on the origin of the eukaryotic cell, including understanding the processes that may have led to the emergence of the first eukaryotic common ancestor (FECA) and how FECA evolved into the last eukaryotic common ancestor (LECA).

Announcement

This is a GW Priority Foundation. Please contact Susan Boerstling, Executive Director Foundation Relations, sboerstling@gwu.edu, when applying.


Reminders

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: Investigator Award

Deadline: July 26, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
Award: $1.9M over 5 yearsEmergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative: Announcement

 

RWJF: Building Evidence on Access to Early Care and Education

Deadline: July 25, 2019 (Brief Proposal)
Award: approx. 10 awards of $50,000 to $500,000

Announcement

 

RWJF: Healthy Eating Research

Deadline: July 31, 2019  (Concept Paper)
Award: Up to $320,000 over 2 years

Announcement

 

CCAS Internal Grant Reporting

Submission Window: July 1 -  Aug, 31, 2019

Submit your progress or final report on CCFF, DICE, and Dean's Research Chair funding received July 2018 - June 2019.

 

NEH Summer Stipends program (internal deadline June 17, 2019)

Once again, we are pleased to inform you an opportunity to compete for a submission to the NEH Summer Stipends program for support in Summer 2020. This NEH program supports individual researchers for scholarly work that is of value to humanities scholars and general audiences. Funded products include articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, and other scholarly resources. You could receive support for continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.

NEH Summer Stipends are awarded only to individual scholars who are nominated by the institution at which they are teaching full-time. We are limited to two nominees. We will select these two nominations based on your "pre-proposal" submitted internally to ccasres@gwu.edu by Monday, June 17, 2019.  Each internal pre-proposal should consist of a project narrative (1 page) and a CV (no more than 2 pages).  An internal evaluation committee will be formed to evaluate those internal submissions. We will inform our decisions to the applicants by Monday, July 1, 2019. After that, the two selected applicants will submit their applications to NEH by the deadline of September 25, 2019. We will try to provide some mentoring for our selected applicants as in the past.

Further information about the NEH Summer Stipends program can be found  at https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends. You are also welcome to contact us at ccasres@gwu.edu with any questions you may have about the process at GW for making our nominations.

RFPs: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

These two RFPs from RWJF could be relevant to many areas due to their interdisciplinary natures.

Deadlines approaching. Those interested in applying should reach out to GW's Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations at cfr@gwu.edu.

PEW 2020 Biomedical Scholars

Internal Deadline: 5:00pm, Fri, May 24, 2019
Award: $300,000 in support - $75,000 per year for four years.
More Info: gwu.infoready4.com/
If you wish to pursue, let us know at ccasres@gwu.edu

Dept. of Defense - MURI

MURI 2020
Deadlines: White Paper - June 3, 2019;
Full Applications - September 13, 2019
Award: Typical annual funding range is $1.25M to $1.5M.
Please contact us at ccasres@gwu.edu if you plan to apply.

NSF Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) Frontiers

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.
More Info


NSF 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. For more information, check the Dear Colleague Letter.

GW's Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) shared two RFPs from RWJF. Both could be relevant to many areas due to their interdisciplinary natures. Those interested in applying should reach out to the CFR office at cfr@gwu.edu.

Full RFPs:

Building Evidence on Income Supports for Low-Income Families with Young Children
Income supports may reduce poverty in households with young children; provide critical resources to help families support children’s development; diminish families’ stress levels; and thereby advance health equity. (RWJF plans to support research on the two other policy areas addressed in the research agenda—access to ECE and nutrition supports—through separate calls for proposals.)

Understanding and Supporting Anchor Businesses to Build a Culture of HealthThis call for proposals will focus on supporting empirical research to understand the ways that for-profit anchors advance health and well-being in the communities where they are located.

*This is a GW Priority Foundation. Please visit the Priority Foundations and Corporations page to view more information on the process for applying to GW priority corporations and foundations.

SaTC Frontiers

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

GW Research Ecosystem Review

The GW Research Ecosystem Review is being launched as a major goal in the GW Research Strategic Initiative. Of course, this is part of the President LeBlanc's Strategic Initiatives. Four working groups have been formed to examine areas including pre-award processes, post-award processes, research integrity and compliance, and non-sponsored research and scholarship. Each group will collect information relevant to its focus. Therefore, you may receive multiple requests for such information (one being from me, see the end of email). Please do your best to be responsive to each request, even if it seems somewhat redundant.  This is your opportunity to raise your voice so we can work together to grow our research.
The Research Integrity and Compliance working group has asked me tfor your feedback on the issues relevant to this group, including human research, animal research, laboratory safety, responsible conduct of research/research misconduct, data use agreements, export controls, and Public Health Service financial conflicts of interest. Please feel welcome to enter your thoughts in the following webform:
If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact our working group representatives or me.

We do understand it could be overwhelming with the those upcoming surveys plus the various other surveys you are already getting from the university. In case it is useful, we have created this Google Drive folder which will contain updated information as this initiative evolves.

 GW Research Ecosystem Review - 2018 Fall

 


Funding Opportunities

Duke Energy Renewables Innovation Fund

Optional Letter of Intent Deadline: November 5, 2018
Proposal Deadline: December 3, 2018
Description: With funds provided by Duke Energy Renewables, Inc. (DER), Sustainable GW announces the fourth annual competition for interdisciplinary teams of GW faculty to compete for research funding.The grant competition offers GW faculty and partners the opportunity to win up to $85,000 in research and/or living lab funding in areas related to energy and sustainability. Full announcement here.
More Info: Please direct any questions to Sustainable GW Research Director Robert Orttung (rorttung@gwu.edu).

 


Upcoming Events

Information Session on Fulbright         

Date/Time:  Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 411
Description: Mary-Rolfe Zeller, Outreach and Selection Coordinator at Institute of International Education (IIE) will give a presentation to CCAS faculty interested in learning more about Fulbright.
IIE has been a world leader in international education working to build more peaceful and equitable societies by advancing scholarship, building economies and promoting access to opportunity.
The Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States.

ResearchMatch Training Presented by the CTSI-CN Informatics Core

Date/Time: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 - 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Science and Engineering Hall, Room 7750
Description: A FREE recruitment and feasibility tool for researchers,  ResearchMatch is an NIH-funded registry of 130,000+ potential volunteers interested in learning more about research studies. Learn how to use this tool used by 6,000+ researchers at 160 institutions. Seating is limited. RSVP early. Contact ssalazar@gwu.edu for more information.

Meet the President of William T. Grant Foundation

Date/Time: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018
Location: Multiple Locations throughout the day
Description: Dr. Adam Gamoran, President of the William T. Grant Foundation, will be on campus for a series discussions including a Breakfast for GW Faculty and Researchers and a large public event on October 11, 2018. The foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality in youth outcomes, and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States. See the full itinerary of available events at the RSVP button below.

GWNIC Lesker University Vacuum Technology Workshop

Date/Time: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 - 9:00am-4:00pm
Location: Science and Engineering Hall, Lehman Auditorium (SEH B1270)
Description: The GW Nanofabrication & Imaging Center (GWNIC) together with Lesker Company is organizing a training workshop for Vacuum and Thin Film Deposition. The workshop should be of benefit to you and your students/postdoc. The workshop is free but requires a registration. For further questions, please contact GWNIC staff member Dilan Ratnayake <dilan@email.gwu.edu>.


Reminders

Summer 2019 Online Course Proposals

Deadline: Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
Description: We are inviting Online Course Proposals to be considered for course development during January - May, 2019 for classes which will go live in Summer 2019. Submit your proposal, including basic information and course materials on our webform at Online Course Proposal (Deadline: October 15, 2018).
If you have any questions, please contact us at ccasres@gwu.edu.

Funding Opportunities

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Imaging Scientists Request for Applications (RFA)
Deadline for Pre-Proposal: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 by 5:00pm PT
Description: From founders Mark Zuckerberg (the founder of Facebook) and Priscilla Chan: These five-year grants will support up to 10 Imaging Scientists at imaging centers in the United States. The RFA is looking for engineers, physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, or biologists who have focused on developing technology in microscopy or data analysis fields.
More Info: To access the full RFA, including details on the project specifications, project requirements, eligibility, key dates, and contact information, click here.


Upcoming Events

GWNIC Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy Workshop
Date/Time:
 Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 - Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 - 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Science and Engineering Hall 800 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20052
Description: The GW Nanofabrication and Imaging Center (GWNIC) presents a five-day correlative microscopy workshop. The main theme of this workshop is correlating large-area images of the same sample created with both light and high-resolution electron microscopy. More details at the RSVP button below.

Pre-Award Grant Development Boot Camp
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Marvin Center 310
Click here for more information and to register.

Post-Award Grant Management Boot Camp
Date: Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Location: Marvin Center 405
Click here for more information and to register.

Meet the President of William T. Grant Foundation
Date/Time: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018
Location: Multiple Locations throughout the day
Description: Dr. Adam Gamoran, President of the William T. Grant Foundation, will be on campus for a series discussions including a Breakfast for GW Faculty and Researchers and a large public event on October 11, 2018. The foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality in youth outcomes, and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States. See the full itinerary of available events at the RSVP button below.

Information Session on Fulbright
Date/Time:  Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 - 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Phillips Hall, Room 411
Description: Mary-Rolfe Zeller, Outreach and Selection Coordinator at Institute of International Education (IIE) will give a presentation to CCAS faculty interested in learning more about Fulbright.


Send suggested items, funding opportunities and events for our Research Update to ccasres@gwu.edu.