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· DARPA (and DOD) Quad Chart
· Searle Scholar, July 30
· NEH Summer Stipends, July 30
· ONR Young Investigator Program , Sept 15
· DOD Research and Education Program for HBCU and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)
· STEM Cell Opportunity: CIRM, August 4
· Canada Day Lunch, June 30
· Brandt’s Cormorant
DARPA (and DOD) Quad Chart
DARPA and occasionally other DOD research agencies often request “quad charts” to summarize a proposed project or as a status report. If you want to make DARPA notice you, send a quad chart instead of a white paper to a program director.
The quad chart includes a document header and four quadrants.
Top Left Quadrant - Graphical Depiction
The top left quadrant is a graphical depiction, photograph, or artist’s concept of the proposed solution or prototype. Ideally, this will convey the prototype concept, use, capability, and any relevant size or weight relationships based on the published requirement.
Top Right Quadrant - Operational and Performance Capabilities
The top right quadrant contains the operational and performance capabilities summary. Describe any basic, new, or enhanced capabilities the system will provide. In bullet form, list key aspects of performance, capability, operational use, relevant software or hardware specifications, and planned interface and/or compatibility.
Bottom Left Quadrant - Technical Approach
The bottom left quadrant contains the proposed technical approach. Specifically, describe the technology involved, how it will be used to solve the problem, actions done to date, and any related ongoing efforts. Briefly describe the tasks to be performed for each phase.
Bottom Right Quadrant - Cost and Schedule
The bottom right quadrant contains the Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) and Schedule, Products and Deliverables, and Corporate Contact Information.
See the file below for a template and an example.
Searle Scholars Program
UCR has been invited to select one candidate for the Searle Scholars Program from the Kinship Foundation. The award, given to 15 new recipients annually, is $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant. UCR’s limited submission process can be found at http://research.ucr.edu/ord/limitedsubmissions.aspx. The internal deadline is August 1, 2017
Foundation submissions are not open to individuals who have not been selected by their institution to participate in the competition. Applicants for awards will be expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Candidates should have begun their appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2016. The appointment must be their first tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent).
The Searle Scholars Program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components. Potential applicants who are unsure if their research is appropriate for the program are encouraged to examine the research interests of present and former Searle Scholars on their website.
Final nominee is required to submit a statement from their department chair, and three letters of support (one from their doctoral mentor, post-doctoral mentor and a third one of their choice).
UCR may nominate two people to apply for the NEH summer Stipend program, Apply by July 30 at
NEH Summer Stipends program
ONR Young Investigator Program
The Office of Naval Research has released its Young Investigator Program solicitation for 2017, N00014-17-S-F014.
To be eligible, you must be in your first or second tenure-track appointment, and you must have begun your first tenure-track appointment after December 31, 2012. You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident. ONR is looking for creative proposals demonstrating the potential for making progress in an ONR research area. You will identify the research area you are targeting in the proposal.
Awards are up to $170,000 per year for three years. You are allowed to request funds for equipment in year 1 on top of that amount.
Proposals are due September 15. The solicitation is available at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294449.
DOD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)
Department of Defense (DoD)
Number of Submissions Allowed
Internal UCR Deadline
Agency Final Deadline
STEM Cell Opportunity: CIRM, August 4
Partnering Opportunity for Discovery Stage Research: The Inception Awards (DISC 1)
CIRM’s mission is to accelerate stem cell therapies to patients with unmet medical needs.
The Inception Awards (DISC 1) will provide seed funding to initiate exploratory research designed to test new, transformational ideas that hold the potential to greatly impact the field of human stem cell research, but will require the generation of additional data to be competitive for larger funding opportunities through CIRM or other sources.
Visit the CIRM web site for the Inception Awards Program Announcement and application instructions or download DISC1 Program Announcement.
Contact us at Discovery@cirm.ca.gov.
July 1st is Canada Day. Come join us on Friday June 30 at 12:00 in UOB 210 to discuss research and The True North’s global standing. Faculty from Canada are particularly encouraged to attend or those that have studied in Canada or conduct research on Canada. Additional eligibility is for those that have used a Canadian quarter in a vending machine or can identify the goose below.
Please note, due to space limitations, only 20 seats are available. Sign up now to reserve yours! RSVP by 6/28/17 the latest. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oh-canada-day-tickets-34921402856
A Canada-themed lunch will be provided, including
Here’s a photo of a Brandt’s Cormorant nest from La Jolla Cove I had to wait a while for the parents to switch turns sitting on the nest to see the chick and eggs.