CRC FELLOWS TALK (04.28.22) @ 11 AM via ZOOM:

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NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network (S-STEM-Net) Office hours and Narrated Webinar

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to invite you to watch a narrated webinar on the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network (S-STEM-Net) new solicitation (NSF 22-544), and to participate in office hours with NSF program officers.

S-STEM-Net funds two types of investments: An S-STEM Resource and Evaluation Center (S-STEM-REC) and several S-STEM Research Hubs (S-STEM-Hub). S-STEM-REC requires a letter of intent, which is due February 2, 2022. The full proposal deadline for both S-STEM-REC and S-STEM-Hub proposals is March 22, 2022. It is highly recommended that all potential proposers read the solicitation thoroughly, watch the presentation, and participate in the office hour question and answer sessions.

Office hours will take place on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 pm EST. Register to receive instructions by email from Zoom for joining the webinar: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_N_8885A4Toy7tHbibqeEeA

Real-time closed captioning will be available. 

S-STEM-Net potential proposers are advised to watch the narrated webinar in advance of participating in office hours with NSF program officers.

The main goal of the S-STEM-Net program is to foster a network of S-STEM stakeholders and further develop the infrastructure needed to generate and disseminate new knowledge, successful practices and effective design principles arising from NSF S-STEM projects nationwide. The ultimate vision of the legislation governing the S-STEM parent program (and of the current S-STEM-Net solicitation) is that all Americans, regardless of economic status, should be able to contribute to the American innovation economy if they so desire.

Best,

The S-STEM-Net Team

National Science Foundation

Directorate for Education and Human Resources

Division of Undergraduate Education

2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314

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Announcing the Winners of the 2021 CU Denver Pandemic Research and Creative Activities Awards

October 27, 2021FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedIn

The University of Colorado Denver is proud to announce the winners of the CU Denver 2021 Pandemic Research and Creative Activities Award. The strength and diversity of our research community—a talent pool of economists, chemists, policy wonks, urban planners, bioengineers, and more—made narrowing down our list difficult. Each of the nominees drew on their expertise to tackle the parts of the pandemic that affect our daily lives.

FULL STORY LINK: Winners of CU Denver Pandemic RCA Awards

Funding Opportunity: DARPA DSO Releases FY 2022 Young Faculty Award 

Lewis-Burke Associates LLC – October 1, 2021

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) released its research announcement (RA) for the fiscal (FY) 2022 Young Faculty Award (YFA) program.  This program seeks to identify and support “rising stars in junior research positions” at higher education and non-profit institutions.  DARPA especially hopes to engage with researchers who have no prior DARPA funding, to expose them to DARPA’s mission and critical DOD needs.  The ultimate goal of the YFA program is to train the next generation of researchers in pressing national security issues to advance the capacity of DOD to address these issues. 

DARPA is seeking “innovative research proposals” that address DARPA’s interests across all six of its offices: the Biological Technologies Office (BTO), Defense Sciences Office (DSO), Information Innovation Office (I2O), Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), Strategic Technology Office (STO), and Tactical Technology Office (TTO).  Proposals should provide revolutionary ideas that promote advances in science, devices, or systems.  DARPA is not interested in research that seeks to improve established practices.  DARPA’s topic areas (TAs) of interest include: 

  1. Modulation of Brown Adipose Tissue for Artic resilience 
  2. Engineered Cellular Symbiosis (ECS)
  3. Hierarchical Control of Biomaterial Structure, Function, and Organization for Injury Repair
  4. Metabolic Engineering Enabling Rare Chemistries 
  5. Strongly Correlated Material Systems and Sensors 
  6. Benchmarking Power Requirements for Electromagnetic Non-reciprocity
  7. Autonomous Manufacturing and Repair for Austere Environments 
  8. Neuromorphic Metamaterials
  9. Computational Theory of Information Control
  10. Threat Modeling of the Influence Platform Ecosystem
  11. Patch Process Leapfrogging 
  12. Computational Theory of Insecurity 
  13. Effective Assurance of 5G Technologies 
  14. Adaptive Conventions for Human-Machine Partnership
  15. Embodied Physical Intelligence
  16. Physics of Charge Trapping in Bulk Dielectrics
  17. In-Situ Characterization of Additively Manufactured Materials in Complex Structures 
  18. Self-Assembled Transistor Fabrication to Support Manufacturing as a Technology Differentiator 
  19. Highly-reliable and Bandwidth-scalable Electrical Interconnects
  20. Intelligent Sensor Management for Undersea Environmental Characterization
  21. Distributed Machine Learning over Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTNs)
  22. Trust Architectures to Enable Space Infrastructure as a Service 
  23. Scaling Challenges in Metal Additive Manufacturing 
  24. Platform Design Optimization Leveraging Power Beaming 
  25. Integrated Perception Learning and Control for Autonomous Robots 

Proposals to a TA should address the “national security challenges” of that topic outlined in its description (Section I.D.).  The Section I.D. for each topic can be found in the full proposal.  

In order to understand the kinds of capability advancements DARPA is interested in, proposers are highly encouraged to review DARPA’s mission statement and the descriptions of currently funded programs.  By familiarizing themselves with DARPA’s current investments, researchers can better tailor their proposed research to the goals of their TA.  Proposers are also encouraged to learn the “Heilmeier Catechism”, which DARPA program managers (PMs) use to evaluate proposals.  More information the “Heilmeier Catechism” can be found here

Award Information: DARPA anticipates granting multiple awards, each with a maximum of $500,000 in funding for a base period of 24 months, with an optional 12-month period also funded at a maximum of $500,000.  In addition to funding, awardees will receive mentorship from a PM with experience in topics closely related to their proposed research area, who will act as their project manager.  

Eligibility: By the full proposal deadline, proposers must be “current tenure-track assistant/associate professors, current tenured faculty with 3 years of their tenure date,” or hold an equivalent position at a non-profit research institution, and are within 12 years of receiving their Ph.D.  All proposers must be employees of U.S. institutions.  Previous recipients of a YFA award are not eligible to apply. 

Submission Information: DARPA strongly encourages applicants to submit an “executive summary” that addresses the relevance of their proposed research to the program before submitting a full proposal, however this is not required.  Executive summaries can be uploaded directly to DARPA’s submission website.  This program is targeted at single principal investigators (PIs), who can only submit one executive summary and full proposal per TA.  Executive summaries are due by November 4, 2021 at 4:00 PM ET and full proposals are due by January 25, 2022 at 4:00 ET via electronic proposal submission to grants.gov here.  Registration information and submission instruction can be found here.  All inquiries should be emailed to YFA2022@darpa.mil by January 18, 2021, at 4:00 PM ET.  

Additional Sources and Information:

FINAL REMINDER: CRC Fellowship application DUE NEXT WEEK!

FINAL DEADLINE IS ONE WEEK AWAY: The CRC interdisciplinary fellowship will support several cross-disciplinary faculty for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.   Each fellow will receive $5000 in faculty development funding to work on proposals for research grants, scholarly publications or creative endeavors such as exhibitions, texts, or similar.  Funds can be used as summer salary, for travel, towards course buyouts, or other research needs.   

For more information please download the proposal:  

crc-fellowship-proposal-2021Download

The deadline for applications is Friday August 06, 2021. (5PM) The Fellowship year will begin mid-August of 2020. The application can be found on the ORS website at:

http://www.ucdenver.edu/research/ors/Pages/default.aspx

Reminder/CUDenver faculty:

Reminder: CRC Fellowship application deadline is approaching!

As you return from your much needed “time away”: The CRC interdisciplinary fellowship will support several cross-disciplinary faculty for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.   Each fellow will receive $5000 in faculty development funding to work on proposals for research grants, scholarly publications or creative endeavors such as exhibitions, texts, or similar.  Funds can be used as summer salary, for travel, towards course buyouts, or other research needs.   

For more information please download the proposal:  

crc-fellowship-proposal-2021Download

The deadline for applications is Friday August 06, 2021. (5PM) The Fellowship year will begin mid-August of 2020. The application can be found on the ORS website at:

http://www.ucdenver.edu/research/ors/Pages/default.aspx

2021-22 CRC Fellowship Application is Live!

The CRC interdisciplinary fellowship will support several cross-disciplinary faculty for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.  Successful applicants will form a collaborative group for a 12 month fellowship (August 2021 to August 2022) that draws from various disciplinesacross the campus.   Each fellow will receive $5000 in faculty development funding to work on proposals for research grants, scholarly publications or creative endeavors such as exhibitions, texts, or similar.  The fellowship supports the creation of cross disciplinary faculty teams that define a research project spanning two or more disciplines (from at least two different colleges) that can potentiallysubmit 3 proposals to external funding agencies or create several scholarly articles or exhibitions during the fellowship year.  Funds can be used as summer salary, for travel, towards course buyouts, or other research needs.   In addition, each fellow will give a talk about their research at a brown bag lecture series for faculty and students sometime within the fellowship yearCRC fellow’s talks provide a venue to learn about research being undertaken in other disciplines as well as serving as a platform to connect individuals from across the campus in ways that impact and engage the greater academic community to foster a stronger research identity for the campus. 

CONTINUED FOR PILOT LAST YEAR: To assist the faculty fellows in the promotion of their research, the Graduate School is sponsoring (up to) two student research fellowships for UC Denver (downtown campus) graduate students (one research assistant per CRC research team) to assist the CRC Fellows in the development of their research strategies, methods, and projects.  Prospective RA’s should be recruited by each CRC applicant team utilizing the general criteria that the prospective student RA should be pursuing a PhD (preferred) or Masters level study (minimum) within a relevant discipline to the research project.  Each applicant team will outline the collaborative role of the RA, the budgetary justification for their efforts, supervisory structure/schedule, and educational merit for the position.  Please note:  applying for the RA position is not required and is at the discretion of each collaborative team.

For more information please download the proposal:  

The deadline for applications is Friday August 06, 2021. (5PM) The Fellowship year will begin mid-August of 2020. The application can be found on the ORS website at:

http://www.ucdenver.edu/research/ors/Pages/default.aspx

Please direct any specific questions about filling out the application to Carie Carroll: carie.carroll@ucdenver.edu. Please direct any questions about the application process or the fellowship in general to Michael Jenson: Michael.jenson@ucdenver.edu.