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Basic Research in the Behavioral & Social Sciences
The US Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) has released their annual Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) requesting proposals for novel approaches to improving Army readiness and performance. Note that investigators are neither required nor encouraged to include military populations in their studies. Although investigators are free to propose in any relevant area, ARI has identified 6 of particular interest to the Army: Learning in Formal and Informal Environments, Leader Development,
Personnel Testing and Performance, Organizational Effectiveness, Socio-Cultural Capabilities and Psychopathology of Individual Differences. White papers are due April 3, 2015; full proposals are due June 5, 2015.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released announcements for 2 instrumentation grant programs that allow NIH-funded investigators to purchase high-cost research equipment. Applications for both programs are due May 29, 2015.
- The High-End Instrumentation Grant Program will consider applications that identify at least 3 NIH-supported investigators in need of an expensive single piece of research equipment or an integrated system costing more than $600,000. NIH will contribute up to $2 million toward purchase of the equipment; the equipment itself may cost more than the NIH investment.
- The Shared Instrumentation Grant Program supports investigators seeking to purchase a piece of equipment costing between $50,000 and $600,000. Again, eligibility is limited to groups of at least 3 NIH-funded researchers. Total costs may exceed $600,000.
ADA Back in Business
The American Diabetes Association has released guidelines for its Core Research Programs
. Applications for all funding mechanisms including basic and clinical research grants and a junior faculty development award are due April 15, 2015. This is the only deadline that will be offered this year.
New Tool to Help ID Best Fit for NIH Applications
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a new RePORTER feature called Matchmaker
. RePORTER is the database housing NIH awards. Enter manuscript abstracts, research bios or other scientific text. Matchmaker then analyzes the text and gives you a list of the top 100 most closely-related projects. This list is accompanied by graphs allowing easier visualization of this information by institutes and centers, activity codes and study sections associated with these 100 best matches. When looking for the right fit for your next NIH application, start with Matchmaker
STEM Evaluation Grants from NSF
The National Science Foundation has released the Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) program solicitation, designed to address changing needs of STEM educational evaluation. Proposals are due April 30, 2015.
NIH Insider's Guide Now Available
The National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has released an updated version of their "Insider's Guide to Peer Review for Applicants," detailing helpful suggestions from NIH study section chairs. Use this fast read as a checklist when contemplating your next NIH grant.