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4th
September

2016 Innovation Grants RFP

grant opportunities, Requests for Proposals

Innovation Grants Program (due 10-19-2015) This program targets ambitious, innovative, cohesive and/or comprehensive projects in laboratory/classroom settings that encourage undergraduate students to continue careers in science, mathematics and engineering.

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3rd
September

2016 Instrumentation Grants RFP

grant opportunities, Requests for Proposals

The WV Division of Science and Research (DSR) Instrumentation Grants Program is to encourage undergraduate students in West Virginia to continue careers in science, math, and engineering. Instrumentation Grants seek to accomplish this by allowing the purchase of modern instruments for advanced undergraduate laboratories and by encouraging the submission of proposals to NSF research, instrumentation or STEM education programs.

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8th
December

DOE EPSCoR pre-proposal competition now open

grant opportunities, Requests for Proposals

Although the 2015 DOE EPSCoR solicitation has not yet been released, we are inviting energy researchers to submit pre-proposals. Only one proposal may be submitted from WV.  A letter of intent is due January 5 and pre-proposals are due January 15. The pre-proposal is 4 pages with specific items to be addressed. One key item is that research teams must have agreement from a DOE Program Officer that he or she will provide 10% of the funding for a successful proposal.

Specific instructions on how to prepare your pre-proposal are on this page. Additional helpful materials may be posted later, so check back frequently.

While we wait for the release of this year’s solicitation , here is the link to last year’s solicitation: http://science.energy.gov/~/media/grants/pdf/foas/2014/SC_FOA_0001087.pdf. We do not expect major changes in this year’s solicitation.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

DOE EPSCoR Announcement to WV Energy Researchers Dec 2014

Letter of Intent Instructions

Pre-prosal details

Budget Template 12 6 14

Proposed Roster of Team Members

 

 

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22nd
August

RFP 2014 Incubator proposal

Requests for Proposals

The Division of Science and Research is accepting proposals from faculty at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUI) and Community and Technical Colleges (CTC) to foster stronger research collaboration among the state’s institutions of higher education within the themes of bionanotechnology, cell biology and biotechnology.  

Supported by the state’s Research Infrastructure Improvement Grant (RII), awards in this program will be based on collaborative potential, extramural funding potential, match with the RII technical and education goals and quality of the research and education plan, among others.

Proposals are due October 18, 2013. Learn more at the PUI/CTC Research Incubator Grants Program announcement (pdf).

 

 

 

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22nd
August

RFP 2014 Innovation proposal

grant opportunities, Requests for Proposals

The Division of Science and Research is accepting proposals for  Innovation Grants Program (due 10-18-2013) This grant funds improvements in scientific equipment, curriculum, minor renovations, classroom instruction, delivery and pedagogy at primarily undergraduate institutions in West Virginia. The program targets ambitious, innovative, cohesive and/or comprehensive projects in laboratory/classroom settings that encourage undergraduate students to continue careers in science, mathematics and engineering.

The most recent Innovation Grant announcement and request for proposals can be downloaded here.

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22nd
August

RFP 2014 Instrumentation proposal

Requests for Proposals

The Division of Science and Research is accepting proposals for the  Instrumentation Grants Program (due 10-18-13). This program is designed to encourage undergraduate students in West Virginia to continue careers in science, math and engineering.  This grant allows the purchase of modern instruments for advanced undergraduate laboratories and by encouraging the submission of research proposals. Primarily undergraduate colleges and universities (PUIs) in West Virginia are eligible to apply. Up to five awards of $20,000 may be awarded. 

The most recent Instrumentation Grant announcement and request for proposals can be downloaded here.

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21st
August

RFP-Semester/Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) for the Support of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Undergraduate Research in West Virginia

Requests for Proposals

The Division of Science and Research is accepting proposals for the Semester/Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE). This program is for the Support of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Undergraduate Research in West Virginia.

These grants help colleges and universities provide Summer/Semester Research Experiences to undergraduates in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Block grants are awarded for the purpose of providing small research stipends to undergraduate students. 

 Eligibility:  Full-time faculty, deans and academic administrators at all four-year institutions of higher education in West Virginia are eligible. 

 Proposals are due October 18, 2013. The most recent SURE program announcement and request for proposals can be downloaded here.

 
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13th
June

DOE EPSCoR State Implementation Grant Program

grant opportunities, Requests for Proposals

energy-backgroundThe U.S. Department of Energy’s EPSCoR program office may soon release a request for proposals (RFP) for State Implementation Grants. WVEPSCoR will be permitted to submit one proposal in response to the RFP.  Anticipating the possibility that DOE may establish a submission date of October 1, 2013 for proposals, WVEPSCoR is requesting Concept Proposals with the goal of down-selecting to one research team as the State’s authorized representative by mid-August.

WVEPSCoR invites interested research teams to submit Concept Proposals to be evaluated by a panel of experts serving in an advisory capacity to West Virginia’s EPSCoR State Project Director.  In order to reduce the preparation burden on research team, the content of the Concept Proposals is not as detailed as will be required for submission to DOE EPSCoR.  However the review panel will employ criteria historically used by DOE for selecting a team to submit West Virginia’s proposal to the national competition.  Therefore, research teams are advised to prepare their Concept Proposals in reference to the DOE requirements. 

The schedule for the WV EPSCoR State RFP program is summarized as follows:

Letter of Intent:   Due July 12, 2013 (mandatory)                           

Concept Proposals Submission:  Due July 29, 2013

Complete instructions on preparing both the Letter of Intent and Concept Proposal and other documents that may be useful to you are available for download below.

 

 

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12th
February

Undergraduate, CTC Research Incubator Proposals being accepted

grant opportunities, Requests for Proposals

The Division of Science and Research is accepting proposals from faculty at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUI) and Community and Technical Colleges (CTC) to foster stronger research collaboration among the state’s institutions of higher education within the themes of bionanotechnology, cell biology and biotechnology. Two grants of up to $50,000 per year for two years may be awarded to qualifying faculty at eligible institutions.

Supported by the state’s Research Infrastructure Improvement Grant (RII), awards in this program will be based on collaborative potential, extramural funding potential, match with the RII technical and education goals and quality of the research and education plan, among others.

Proposals are due April 22, 2013. Learn more at the PUI/CTC Research Incubator Grants Program announcement (pdf).

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6th
February

Research faculty: apply for research mini-grants

Requests for Proposals

The Division of Science and Research is accepting Mini-Grants for Proposal Preparation. The mini-grants are $5,000 grants to supplement the salary of selected faculty members to allow them to devote uninterrupted time during the summer to prepare research or research equipment proposals for submission to external agencies or foundations. This program may support the applicant in collection of preliminary data, idea development or dedication of time to focus on a larger research program and proposal.

Eligible faculty include tenure, tenure-track and research faculty at all four-year institutions of higher education in West Virginia.

Up to six grants may be awarded in 2013, with no more than two proposals funded from any one college or university. Proposal due date is March 18, 2013. Download the most recent Mini-Grants program announcement and request for proposals here.

Visit the Grant Opportunities Page for information on other types of grants by the Division of Science and Research.

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