February 20, 2019
UCR Research and Economic Development Newsletter
Michael Pazzani
Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
Grant Opportunity Search:
In this Newsletter
  • New Effective Date for the Revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 19-1)
  • ORI Seminar Series – Research with Rare Populations
  • NIH Policy on Outside Research Support, Relevant Affiliations, or Foreign Component
  • Dear Colleague Letter: Fundamental Research on Equity, Inclusion, and Ethics in Postsecondary Academic Workplaces and the Academic Profession within the EHR Core Research Program
  • Podcast on Successful Grant Applications
  • Limited: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education
  • Limited: Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program
  • Dear Colleague Letter: Expanding the NSF INCLUDES National Network
  • NIH Regional Seminar - May 15-17, Baltimore, MD
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Funding Opportunities
  • Casper, the Leucistic Allen's Hummingbird
New Effective Date for the Revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (NSF 19-1)
Dear Colleagues:
Due to the recent lapse in appropriations, implementation of the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 19-1) was postponed. We are pleased to announce that the revised PAPPG will now be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after February 25, 2019 . Significant changes include:
  • Addition of as an option for proposal preparation and submission, and proposal file updates;
  • Revision of eligibility standards for unaffiliated individuals;
  • Specification that conference proposals over $50,000 and all equipment proposals must include the Collaborators and Other Affiliations information in the proposal submission;
  • Revision of resubmission guidelines for NSF programs that accept proposals at any time;
  • Implementation of NSF’s policy on sexual harassment and other forms of harassment, or sexual assault;
  • Specification that proposers are required to have a policy or code-of-conduct that addresses sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and sexual assault, and that includes clear and accessible means of reporting violations of the policy or code-of-conduct. This policy or code-of-conduct must be disseminated to conference participants prior to attendance at the conference as well as made available at the conference itself;
  • Emphasis on the importance of training faculty in the responsible and ethical conduct of research;
  • Incorporation of existing patent policy into the PAPPG. This policy was previously implemented by regulation at 45 CFR 650; and
  • Numerous clarifications and other changes throughout the document.
You are encouraged to review the by-chapter summary of changes provided in the Introduction section of the PAPPG. 
To learn about the changes in the revised PAPPG (NSF 19-1), please view the latest NSF Proposal & Award Policy Update webinar .
While this version of the PAPPG becomes effective on February 25, 2019, in the interim, the guidelines contained in the current PAPPG (NSF 18-1) continue to apply. We will ensure that the current version of the PAPPG remains on the NSF website, with a notation to proposers that specifies when the new PAPPG (including a link to the new Guide) will become effective.
Associated award terms and conditions (including RTC NSF Agency Specific Requirements, GC-1, and FL-26 ) will also be effective for proposals submitted or due, on or after, February 25, 2019. Cooperative Agreement Conditions (CA-FATC) and CA-FATC Modifications and Supplemental terms and conditions are effective for new awards and funding actions to existing awards beginning on February 12, 2019.
If you have any questions regarding these changes, please contact the DIAS/Policy Office at
ORI Seminar Series – Research with Rare Populations
UCR’s Office of Research Integrity (ORI) is proud to present the next talk in the ORI Seminar Series . The seminars focus on ethical dilemmas and hot topics in human subjects research.

ORI is partnering with UCR’s School of Public Policy to present this seminar, entitled “ Research with Rare Populations: Challenges and Ethical Considerations ”. It will be led by Brittany N. Morey, PhD, MPH. This seminar will take place on Wednesday, March 13 at 2:00 PM in HUB260.

Conducting research with relatively small populations can present many challenges, including with balancing representativeness, feasibility, anonymity, and community burden. Community-based participatory research is one way to address some of these challenges. This talk will address some of the ethical issues that arise when conducting research with populations that are relatively rare in the general population, with examples of best practices taken from research conducted with Pacific Islanders, Asian Americans, and immigrants.

Brittany N. Morey, PhD, MPH is a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the UC Riverside School of Public Policy, whose research focuses on how structural inequality shapes racial and ethnic health disparities. Her research has examined environmental injustice for Pacific Islanders in Los Angeles County and neighborhood risk factors for breast cancer among Asian Americans. Current projects include examining how immigration policy and anti-immigrant sentiments contribute to health disparities among immigrant groups and broad populations of color. Morey received her PhD in 2017 and MPH in 2011 in Community Health Sciences from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Her work appears in the American Journal of Public Health, Social Science & Medicine, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, American Behavioral Scientist, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, and Environmental Justice .

This seminar is free and open to the public. No registration is required but seating is limited.
NIH Policy on Research Support, Relevant Affiliations, or Foreign Component
The NIH Grants Policy Statement, Section 1.2, defines “other support” as all financial resources, whether Federal or non-Federal, commercial or institutional, available in direct support of an individual’s research endeavors, including but not limited to research grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and/or institutional awards. This includes research support from foreign governments or entities. Applicants must provide updated other support information prior to award via just-in-time and are required to identify any changes in other support in each annual progress report. In addition, the PHS Financial Conflict of Interest Regulations, 42 CFR 50, Subpart F, require investigators to disclose to their institution all significant financial interests including those related to funds received from a foreign institution of higher education or the government of another country. NIH recently reminded the community of this requirement in NOT-OD-18-160. NIH relies on institutions, as the applicants and recipients of NIH funding, to ensure that individual investigators make all appropriate disclosures regarding other support, affiliations and financial interests to their institution, whether or not they are employees of the institution. Institutions, in turn, must ensure that all applications and reports submitted to NIH are complete and accurate.
When applying for an NIH grant, the applicant is required to indicate whether the project includes a “foreign component,” and, if yes, to provide a foreign justification document. When institutions wish to add a foreign component post-award, prior NIH approval is required, as outlined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement Section A foreign component is defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, Section 1.2, as performance of any significant element or segment of the project outside the United States either by the recipient or by a researcher employed by or affiliated with a foreign organization, whether or not grant funds are expended. 
Tuesday, March 12 
8:00 - 6:00 pm
Join program officers from five federal agencies for this incredible conference to learn how to obtain early stage funding to commercialize your idea. Make an appointment to meet with agency program directors via the link below. Discuss your potential proposals with the Department of Defense, US Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation. Meet with former grant winners, founders, and business experts/mentors. Discuss your ideas with public representatives. Sign up for special workshops on topics vital for funding success. Register at
Faculty/Staff $50
Graduate Students $10
Brought to you by UCR EPIC SBDC and the SBA.
For questions, please email Misty Madero at .
Dear Colleague Letter: Fundamental Research on Equity, Inclusion, and Ethics in Postsecondary Academic Workplaces and the Academic Profession within the EHR Core Research Program
Dear Colleagues:

The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) wishes to notify the community of its intention to support, through the EHR Core Research (ECR) program solicitation  NSF 19-508 , fundamental research on equity, inclusion, and/or ethics for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) faculty. Proposers are encouraged to explore a wide range of fundamental research projects on equity, inclusion, and/or ethical issues for STEM faculty in postsecondary STEM academic workplaces and academic professions. Examples of areas for research include, but are not limited to:

  • Fundamental theoretical constructs about equity, inclusion and/or ethics in STEM academic workplaces and the academic profession and diversity and innovation in STEM research and teaching;
  • The implications for equity, inclusion and/or ethical issues within the STEM academic workforce of national and global changes in the academic professions, such as reductions in the numbers of full-time, tenure track and tenured faculty, and increases in part-time, contingent, term, adjunct, and teaching- or research- only faculty;
  • The similarities and differences in equity, inclusion and/or ethical issues for STEM faculty among the range of different types of academic organizations (community colleges, minority-serving institutions, predominantly undergraduate institutions, doctoral universities, etc.);
  • Reliable and valid metrics of equitable, inclusive and/or ethical culture and climate in STEM academic, organizational and professional contexts;
  • The societal and organizational characteristics that influence perceptions of equity, inclusion, and/or ethics by those in the STEM academic workforce and those in the pool of potential academic professionals (e.g., barriers to broadening participation and the effectiveness of mitigation efforts);
  • The perception of equity, inclusion and ethical issues on STEM faculty academic career outcomes, work-life balance, and scientific discovery and innovation;
  • Fundamental research on how people recognize, reason about, experience and respond to issues of equity, inclusion, and/or ethics in STEM academic workplaces and academic professions; and
  • Fundamental research into the cognitive, affective, social and cultural consequences of ethical phenomena on human development and STEM educational and workforce outcomes.

As described in  ECR solicitation NSF 19-508 , a wide range of research activities may be supported. Fundamental research may involve the collection of new data and/or secondary analyses that leverage extant state, national, international or other databases. Proposals from early-career investigators and researchers who may not have previously recognized the relevance of their work to STEM education, including policy researchers, behavioral economists, organizational scientists, and other STEM researchers, are especially encouraged.

In addition, NSF is interested in supporting synthesis, conference, and Research Coordination Network proposals related to research on equity, inclusion, and/or ethics in the STEM academic professions.

  • Synthesis proposals seek support for the synthesis and/or meta-analysis of existing knowledge on a topic of critical importance to STEM learning and/or education, or for the diffusion of research-based knowledge. Investigators are encouraged to propose conferences and other meetings as one of the means of completing the syntheses and diffusing the research-based knowledge that is developed. Additional emphasis will be placed on the proposed dissemination plan.
  • Conference proposals seek support to conduct well-focused conferences related to the goals of the program. Investigators are strongly encouraged to contact a program officer prior to submission to discuss their ideas.
  • Research Coordination Network (RCN) proposals submitted to ECR via this DCL provide an opportunity for researchers from different disciplinary perspectives studying equity, inclusion and/or ethics in STEM academics to communicate their research and to synthesize investigations of key problems, ideas and practices. RCN proposals must follow the format and submission procedures established in the RCN solicitation NSF 17-594.

The deadlines for submission of proposals to NSF 19-508 are January 24, 2019, October 3, 2019, and the first Thursday in October annually thereafter. When responding to this DCL, please begin your proposal title with "ECR EIE DCL:". Submissions should follow the  NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide  (PAPPG) and the guidelines in  ECR solicitation NSF 19-508 .

Podcast on Successful Grant Applications
The link below is for a podcast featured on where Anne Marie Coriat and Peter Gorsuch tell Julie Gould how advance planning and a well-worded summary can make your grant application stand out.

Limited: Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Computing in Undergraduate Education
Internal Deadline: 3/12/19
SPA Deadline: 5/07/19
Agency Final Deadline: 5/09/19
Number of Submissions Allowed: 1
More Info: 
Application Instructions:

Increasingly, undergraduate computer science (CS) programs are being called upon to prepare larger and more diverse student populations for careers in both CS and non-CS fields, including careers in scientific and non-scientific disciplines. Many of these students aim to acquire the understandings and competencies needed to learn how to use computation collaboratively across different contexts and challenging problems. However, standard CS course sequences do not always serve these students well. With this solicitation, NSF will support teams of Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) in re-envisioning the role of computing in interdisciplinary collaboration within their institutions. In addition, NSF will encourage partnering IHEs to use this opportunity to integrate the study of ethics into their curricula, both within core CS courses and across the relevant interdisciplinary application areas.

NSF expects to fund 12 to 15 awards. Proposals that do not include an ethics component may request a maximum budget of $300,000 over 18 months; and proposals that do include an ethics component may request a maximum budget of $350,000 over 18 months.

Proposals must comprise a multi-institutional partnership, with a lead institution of higher education (IHE) and 2-4 additional IHE partners (3-5 institutions total). Proposals that do not meet this requirement will be returned without review.

A single IHE may partner on at most two submitted proposals. I will work with RED on a limited submission process to be sure we don’t exceed this number. 

Two requirements further define this program:

i. Curricular reforms undertaken by a single IHE often have limited impact on the larger academic community. This solicitation intends to build community around efforts that are robust and operate across a range of IHEs. With that in mind, IUSE: CUE will fund collaborations of 3 to 5 IHEs working together, structured and functioning (formally or informally) as a Networked Improvement Community (NIC).[1]

NICs are design communities in which partners share a common goal, develop a common understanding of what it will take to reach that goal, employ common metrics, and meet often to share activities and progress. Individual implementations may vary across partners but the researchers and practitioners together engage in rapid cycles of Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) in order to "learn fast, fail fast, and improve quickly."[2] In this way, they develop, test, and refine interventions that can be effectively adapted across a variety of educational contexts. Proposers are encouraged to include faculty from different disciplines and departments, as well as administrators. In addition, they should include the researchers and evaluators who will be needed to provide the "Study" aspect of the PDSA cycles. The effort should be generally organized according to best practices for NICs.

ii. In many cases, the students who are now gravitating to CS courses to support their non-CS majors are more diverse than those in traditional CS programs. Thus, the IUSE: CUE effort comes with an opportunity to recruit, welcome, and retain a much broader group of students, thereby benefiting all CS students and, more widely, the computing disciplines as a whole. With this in mind, IUSE: CUE requires that all proposals include specific efforts to broaden participation in computing (BPC).

Successful proposals will provide demographic information about the student populations served at each department/IHE. In addition, they will identify relevant characteristics and needs of participants from the underrepresented or under-served groups that are to be served in this effort, and include specific plans or strategies for addressing or accommodating those needs. See Additional Solicitation Specific Review Criteria.
Limited: Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program
Internal Deadline: 3/19/19
SPA Deadline: 5/29/19
Agency Final Deadline: 5/31/19
Number of Submissions Allowed: 1
More Info:
Application Instructions:

The Shared Instrumentation for Animal Research (SIFAR) Grant Program encourages applications from groups of NIH-funded investigators to purchase or upgrade scientific instruments necessary to carry out animal experiments in all areas of biomedical research supported by the NIH. Applicants may request clusters of commercially available instruments configured as specialized integrated systems or as series of instruments to support a thematic well-defined area of research using animals or related materials. Priority will be given to uniquely configured systems to support innovative and potentially transformative investigations.

This FOA supports requests for state-of-the art commercially available technologies needed for NIH-funded research using any vertebrate and invertebrate animal species.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) does not support requests for single instruments. At least one item of the requested instrumentation must cost at least $50,000, after all applicable discounts. No instrument in a cluster can cost less than $20,000, after all applicable discounts. There is no maximum price requirement; however, the maximum award is $750,000 of direct costs.
Dear Colleague Letter: Expanding the NSF Includes National Network
Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science ( NSF INCLUDES ) is a comprehensive effort to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering discovery and innovation by developing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent from all sectors and groups in our society. NSF INCLUDES is one of the  10 "Big Ideas" for Future NSF Investments .

The vision of NSF INCLUDES is to catalyze the STEM enterprise to work collaboratively for inclusive change, which will result in a STEM workforce that reflects the population of the Nation. The initiative is developing a National Network composed of NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilots (DDLP), NSF INCLUDES Alliances, an NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub, NSF-funded broadening participation projects, other relevant NSF-funded projects, scholars engaged in broadening participation research, and organizations that support the development of talent from all sectors of society to build an inclusive STEM workforce. The Design and Development Launch Pilots explore new ways to solve a complex broadening participation challenge in STEM over a two-year period. The Alliances leverage the Launch Pilots to solve collectively a specific set of objectives. The Coordination Hub facilitates communication and networking, network assistance and reinforcement, and visibility and expansion of the NSF INCLUDES National Network.

NSF is interested in funding the best approaches to increasing diversity in STEM 1 . NSF INCLUDES' goals include but are not limited to: increasing the percentage of women and girls participating in fields where they are currently underrepresented (e.g., Engineering, Economics, Computer Science, Physics); developing and expanding strategies proven to enhance student persistence among underrepresented minority groups across all STEM degree areas; increasing the representation in NSF directorate research portfolios of principal investigators from minority-serving institutions (e.g., Hispanic Serving Institutions 2 , Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Predominantly Black Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities) and community colleges; increasing the number of faculty from underrepresented groups in stable, tenure-track positions and STEM career professionals in informal institutions and organizations who support research and education; and furthering evidence-based research that tests the efficacy of various approaches, especially collective impact-style approaches. This DCL encourages the submission of funding requests for supplements to NSF grants to connect with the NSF INCLUDES Network and supplemental funding requests for DDLPs to continue to participate in network activities.

NSF welcomes supplemental funding requests from:
  1. Active NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilot awards to maintain linkages to the NSF INCLUDES National Network by supporting DDLP efforts to collect data, communicate and participate in activities with the NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub and NSF INCLUDES Network. The amount of supplemental funding requested must: (1) be less than 20% of the original award amount; and (b) not exceed $15,000 in direct costs.
  1. Any active NSF awards outside of the NSF INCLUDES National Network to develop:Opportunities among currently funded NSF projects, including NSF broadening participation projects and projects from the other Ten Big Ideas for Future NSF Investments or other major Foundation investments, with the goal to build a collaborative infrastructure for broadening participation in NSF-funded research activities;
  2. Linkages between current activities including working with the NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub, Alliances, and Design and Development Launch Pilots to adopt common goals, shared measures, and mutually reinforcing activities;
  3. New ideas to bring a community of NSF-funded projects into the NSF INCLUDES National Network.
The amount of supplemental funding requested must: (a) be less than 20% of the original award amount; and (b) not exceed $200,000 in direct costs.

Supplemental funding requests must be received by 5 p.m., submitter's local time on May 6, 2019.
Awardees of NSF grants from any directorate with an end date prior to September 15, 2019 may request supplemental funding. To be competitive, the supplemental funding must have the potential to enhance both the Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts of the existing project.

Eligible Principal Investigators are strongly encouraged to contact both their cognizant NSF Program Director(s) and the  NSF INCLUDES team  at by April 22, 2019 to discuss their request for supplemental support prior to submitting to NSF.

NIH Regional Seminar - May 15-17, Baltimore, MD
The NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding & Grants Administration provides an unparalleled opportunity for you to gain a better perspective of NIH policies and programs, network with peers, gather helpful NIH contacts, and return to your office or lab with useful information, resources, and tools to assist in obtaining and managing NIH awards. (For an inside look at the seminar, check out the 2-minute video image above, also found on the seminar’s Welcome Page !)
Registration is OPEN for the Spring 2019 NIH Regional Seminar in Baltimore, MD . (*Save by registering before March 30 when Late Registration Rates kick in! Save an additional $50 if you’re a trainee at your institution.):
  • Wednesday, May 15                                 Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops
  • Thursday-Friday, May 16-17                    2-Day Seminar
In a nutshell, here is why you should plan on attending and reserve your seat today! 
Who Attends? Over 650 new investigators, research administrators, grant writers and others working with NIH grants and contracts will be in attendance from almost every state and numerous countries around the globe.

Who Presents? Over 65 presenters from various NIH Institutes and Centers participate! An additional number of IC experts are also available for our 1:1 Meet the Expert opportunities. Get your questions answered by NIH officials representing program, grants management, review, and policy during these unique (and popular) 15 minute chat times. From HHS, hear experts from the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), and the Office of Research Integrity (ORI). 

What are the Topics? The focus of this seminar is to provide the basics for those who are new or relatively new to working with NIH grants. Over 45 different topics during the 2-day seminar with unique tracks specifically designed for Administrators and New Investigators, as well as an All Interests track with topics of wide appeal.

Need an In-Depth Look at a Topic?  Check out the Optional Pre-Seminar Workshops on topics such as electronic Research Administration (eRA), Human Subject Research Protections (co-presented by OHRP and NIH experts), Intellectual Property (Rights, Responsibilities & Requirements, iEdison, Bayh-Dole, etc.), and an Administrators Boot Camp.  

Find all the details on the Baltimore, MD Seminar website!  Find sample agendas (as we currently update some of our session topics), session descriptors, seminar hotel discount info, and so much more. 
What are you waiting for? Register today!

For additional questions, email us at . If these dates or the location don’t work for you, the NIH has confirmed our Fall seminar will take place in Phoenix, AZ, May 6-8, 2019. Registration will open in May. Watch for updates from this Listserv and on our main NIH Regional Seminar Home Page as information becomes available: .
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Funding Opportunities
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting grant proposals for the following Grand Challenges initiatives:

Grand Challenges Explorations:

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:30 am PDT. Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) grants have already been awarded to over 1420 researchers in more than 65 countries. Initial grants are for USD $100,000 and successful projects are eligible to receive follow-on funding of up to USD $1 million. Proposals are solicited twice a year for an expanding set of global health and development challenges. Applications are only two pages, and no preliminary data is required. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any type of organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.

Grand Challenges: Neglected Tropical Diseases Data Innovation Incubator seeks innovative ideas for how to improve the quality, completeness, and timeliness of routine neglected tropical disease data to help target interventions to all at-risk populations and achieve high intervention coverage and maximal impact on infection and morbidity. Application deadline is March 25, 2019 11:30 am PDT.

In addition, the following funding opportunity is currently open:
WHO TDR (Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases): TDR Clinical and Research Development Fellowship is for mid-career scientists and clinicians in low- and middle-income countries to learn about infectious diseases clinical research. Selected fellows have an opportunity to spend one year working in a pharmaceutical company or product development partnership in a high-income country. Application deadline is March 7, 2019 16:00 GMT.

We invite you to read summaries of the GCE grants funded to date and to explore an interactive world map of projects across the global Grand Challenges funding partner network. We look forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the world. If you have a great idea, please apply. If you know someone else who has a great idea, please forward this message.
Casper, the Leucistic Allen's Hummingbird
A few weeks ago, I spotted a white hummingbird at one of our water features. Eventually, I was able to photograph it. It appears to be an Allen's Hummingbird, but having little pigment, known as leucism. We nicknamed it Casper.

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