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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.

 

Funding Opportunities

White Paper Solicitations

Deadlines: early July, noted in each solicitation below

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) is soliciting white papers in the areas of Computer-Aided Design and Test (CADT), Logic and Memory Devices (LMD), AI Hardware (AIHW), Packaging (PKG) and Packaging "CHIRP" (PKG CHIRP).  Each researcher may be involved in no more than two submissions per call. A selected white paper will result in an invitation to submit a full proposal for further consideration for a research contract.

The white paper solicitations, needs documents, and instructions for submissions can be found at:


Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative: Investigator Award

Deadline: July 26, 2019, 5:00pm PDT
Award: $1.9M over 5 years
The EPiQS experimental investigator awards support U.S. experts in experimental studies of quantum materials to pursue discovery of new emergent electronic and magnetic phenomena in materials, elucidate the origin of previously known emergent phenomena, develop new experimental techniques for probing quantum materials, or significantly improve the performance of the existing techniques.Tenured, tenure-track, and research faculty at U.S. academic institutions are eligible to apply.

Full Call for Proposal Details

Contact: Susan Boerstling, Executive Director, Foundation Relations, sboerstling@gwu.edu


Building Evidence on Access to Early Care
and Education Access for Low-Income Families

Deadline: July 25, 2019 (Brief Proposal)
Award: approx. 10 awards of $50,000 to $500,000
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds the knowledge base, and informs policymaking to increase access to early care and education (ECE) for low-income families.
Contact: Sarah Katz, Associate Director, Foundation Relations, sarah_katz@gwu.edu

*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.


Healthy Eating Research

Deadline: July 31, 2019  (Concept Paper)
Award: Up to $320,000 over 2 yearsThe Health Eating Research program aims to provide advocates, decision-makers, and policymakers with the evidence needed to address the key social determinants of health and inequalities that underlie poor dietary patterns and related health consequences.
Contact: Sarah Katz, Associate Director, Foundation Relations, sarah_katz@gwu.edu

 

*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.


Events

RCR Workshop: Conflicts of Interest in Research

Date/Time: Thurs, June 27, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Marvin Center, Room 311
Presenters:
Ray Lucas, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Health Affairs
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Paul Ndebele, Ph.D.
Senior Research Regulatory Specialist
Milken Institute of Public Health

 

RSVP to resinteg@gwu.edu

The Office of Research Integrity is hosting a Responsible Conduct of Research session on Conflicts of Interest (COI) in Research. We are excited to have our colleagues discuss COI in biomedical and social/behavioral research, current topics in university research COI, and recommendations to improve the review of COI matters at GW.

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


Updates from NSF

Beginning with the next iteration of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (anticipated effective date, January 2020), NSF will only accept PDFs for biographical sketches that are generated through use of an NSF-approved format. A draft version of the PAPPG was published in the Federal Register for public comment. The deadline for submission of comments is COB July 29, 2019.

NSF has designated the National Institutes of Health’s SciENcv (Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae) as an NSF-approved format for submission of biographical sketch(es) and is encouraging its use to prepare a biographical sketch for inclusion in proposals to NSF.

Multiple training resources are available on the SviENcv website.

We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues. Direct any IT system-related questions to the NSF Help Desk at 1-800-381-1532 or rgov@nsf.gov. Policy-related questions should be directed to policy@nsf.gov.

 

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.

Date/Time: Monday, June 3, 2019, 4:00pm - 7:00pmLocation: Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St, NW

In March 2018, President Trump imposed a 25% duty on steel and a 10% duty on aluminum. Most countries are covered by these tariffs but some have negotiated quotas with the United States. National security tariffs are now looming for automobiles and auto parts, and section 232 investigations are underway for uranium and titanium sponge.
Two expert panels will examine: 
  • The arcane law and its limits as tested by litigation.
  • Proposed legislation to restrict the President’s authority.
  • The steel and aluminum tariffs and the product exclusion process, and how these have impacted US manufacturers and global supply chains.
  • The effect of such tariffs on the auto industry.
  • The impact on the negotiation of free trade agreements.

The Coalition for National Research (CNSR) STIon the Hill is a Congressional Briefing on Science, Technology, & Information Exchange (STIX). This is a great showcase of innovative DOD-fundedresearch for Members of Congress and their staff.  For more information, check our previous post on our Research Blog or contact Shane Seger in OVPR if you are interested in presenting a poster or being connected with the event's organizer.  

Date/Time:  Wednesday, May 22, 9:00 - 1:00pm

Location: Rayburn 2325, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515

Faculty members who expect to receive summer salary from a sponsored project must complete this 2019 Summer Salary Request Form.

Please submit by May 31, 2019 in order to ensure enough time for processing.

A member of the SRA team will reach out to you from ccassra@email.gwu.edu with any questions.

Thank you!

-- The SRA Team

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.