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News & Updates

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the Research & Innovation Leadership Fellows Program. The Program offers select faculty members the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the administration of an academic research enterprise, community partnership, and/or technology commercialization. The goal is to transform research into concrete, impactful discoveries, insights, and innovation. Working under the auspices of the Associate Provost for Research, Fellows will define and undertake one or two projects related to the University’s research and innovation mission over a 12-month period.

DePaul seeks an individual with a proven record of collaborative leadership to serve as the Faculty Director of Technology Transfer, Commercialization and Social Impact. As part of the Grounded in Mission Plan's strategic initiatives, the Director will expand the university's capacity to elevate innovative and entrepreneurial activities and accelerate discovery at the intersection of academic research, innovation, and commercialization.  The position focuses on developing, managing, and continuously improving the technology transfer and commercialization process at DePaul, with a focus on social impact. 


To promote greater collaboration among faculty across the university, as well as with external organizations, DePaul will sponsor the Convergent Research Grant Competition. Two $10,000 grants will be awarded to recognize collaborative, convergent research projects. Finalists will present and grant recipients will be announced at the third annual Innovation Day 2022, which will be held on Friday, Jan. 28. 

Fall 2021 Workshops
The Office of Research Services is offering a variety of workshops this fall. Click on the link for the full listing and to RSVP.

Lunch & Learn Workshops: Fall 2021
Please join the Office of Research Services and faculty across the Colleges to network, share research interests, and foster innovative partnerships.  The Fall workshops focus on mastering the media and collaborating through convergent research.  

NSF Germination Program Webinar:  Germination of Research Questions for Addressing Critical Societal Challenges (solicitation NSF 21-594) in a webinar on Monday, August 2, 2021, starting at 1:00 PM EDT. The webinar will include a briefing on the GERMINATION program and key solicitation requirements followed by a question and answer session. Letters of Intent for this program are due at NSF on August 27, 2021.  Advance registration is required for this Zoom webinar. Register at https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_7-SIyqBARluh94Vz8hPtWQ .  

NSF ADVANCE Program - Recorded Proposal Development Webinars:  The NSF ADVANCE program office recorded proposal preparation webinars for the Adaptation, Partnership, and Catalyst tracks of the NSF ADVANCE solicitation 20-554.  The NSF ADVANCE program's goal is to broaden the implementation of evidence-based systemic change strategies that promote equity for STEM faculty in academic workplaces and the academic profession. The next deadline for both the  Adaptation and Partnership components of this program is August 2, 2021 for letters of intent and November 3, 2021, for full proposals.  Information on how to access the pre-recorded webinars and accompanying informational slides is available at the following link:  https://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jspcntn_id=297681&org=NSF .  
Patient Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI):  Cycle 3 2021 Phased Large Awards for Comparative Effectiveness Research (PLACER) -- Applicant Town Hall -- September 10, 2021, 11:30 am EDT. This town hall will provide an overview and information applicants may need to submit a responsive application to the Cycle 3 2021 -- Phased Large Awards for Comparative Effectiveness Research (PLACER) PCORI Funding Announcement.  This grant program has a  Letter of Intent deadline of October 5, 2021.  Registration Link:  Cycle 3 2021 Phased Large Awards for Comparative Effectiveness Research (PLACER) -- Applicant Town Hall | PCORI .

Patient Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI):  Cycle 3 Healthy Aging: Optimizing Physical and Mental Functioning Across the Aging Continuum Applicant Town Hall, September 13, 2021, 12:00 pm EDT.  This town hall will provide an overview and information applicants may need to submit a responsive application to the Cycle 3 2021 PCORI Funding Announcement - Healthy Aging: Optimizing Physical and Mental Functioning Across the Aging Continuum.  Letters of Intent for the funding opportunity are due October 5, 2021 at 5pm ET .  Registration Link:  Cycle 3 2021 -- Healthy Aging: Optimizing Physical and Mental Functioning Across the Aging Continuum Applicant Town Hall | PCORI .


NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration will be virtual this Fall.  Meeting is slated for November 1-4, 2021.  The seminars, hosted by the NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER), are intended to help demystify the application and review process, clarify Federal regulations and policies, and highlight current areas of special interest or concern.  Registration information for  the seminar's virtual meetings will be posted on the following site when availablehttps://grants.nih.gov/news/contact-in-person/seminars.htm .

NSF is providing information on the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program solicitation NSF 20-525 at webinars on Friday, May 14, and Thursday, May 20, 2021, starting at 1:00 pm Eastern time each day.  

Spring 2021 NSF Virtual Grants Conference, to be held during the week of June 7-11, 2021.  Registration Opens  May 5th.

Godage Receives NSF Career Award

Isuru S. Godage, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media has received an National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development award , totaling $529,999. With this funding, Dr. Godage will introduce a novel systematic approach to combining simple soft robotic modules into sophisticated cyber-physical systems, capable of performing complex manipulation and locomotion tasks. 


NSF Robotics Program Webinar for CAREER Principal Investigators                                                        The Foundational Research in Robotics program is holding a webinar for prospective CAREER principal investigators on April 26, 2021, starting at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. Please register in advance and submit your questions at: https://nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_Js6oOXw9Rweqvk5u4b47_g  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing details for joining the webinar.

In order to continue the synergy started at Innovation Day 2021, the Office of Research Services is hosting monthly Lunch & Learn sessions. These sessions will enable faculty to network with others across Colleges, share their research, and foster innovative partnerships.


University Research Website                                                                                                                                                      On March 3, the University unveiled the new University Research Website which provides a snapshot of the research, creative activities, and innovation of the faculty and staff at DePaul. The website was the effort of many months of work, with contributors from across the university. Highlights from the website include Featured Research, Progress through Partnerships, and Research in Practice. 


DePaul University joins Illinois Science and Technology Coalition                                                                     DePaul University solidified its partnership with the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) by becoming an official member in 2020. ISTC strengthens the state's innovation economy through data collection, policy advocacy, and impactful programs. Their affiliated Institute provides STEM-education programs that connect classrooms with companies to better prepare the next generation of problem-solvers.


ORS Guidance on COVID-19

Date Description Link
7/1/2021 University Fringe Benefit Rate for  Faculty AY and FT staff Salaries now 34%  
     
3/3/2021 University Research Website Launched.  The website provides a snapshot of the research, creative activities, and innovation of the faculty and staff at DePaul. Research, Creative Activities & Innovation | DePaul University, Chicago
     
1/12/2021 DePaul joins Illinois Science and Technology Coalition.  Press Release. PDF Press Release
DATE DESCRIPTION LINK
8/5/2021 NIH Requires  "FORMS-G" Grant Application Forms and Instructions Coming for Due Dates on or after January 25, 2022

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-169.html

     
8/5/2021 NIH Issues Update Regarding Notification of Upcoming Change in Federal-wide Unique Entity Identifier Requirements

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-170.html

     
7/13/2021 NIH Issues Reminder Regarding Recipient and Applicant Grants Policy Related Inquiries

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-151.html

     
6/22/2021 NIH Reiterates Organization Eligibility and Application Submission for NIH Research Enhancement Awards (R15) 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-135.html

     
5/18/2021 NIH Announces New Inbox for Inquiries Related to Changes to Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-122.html

     
4/28/2021 NIH Implements Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-110.html

     
4/20/2021 NIH Expands Requirement for eRA Commons IDs to All Senior/Key Personnel

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-109.html

     
4/20/2021 NIH Revises  NIH Grants Policy Statement (Rev. April 2021) for Fiscal Year 2021

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-107.html

     
4/16/2021 NIH Issues Update on Changes to Requirements Regarding Proposed Human Fetal Tissue Research

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-111.html

     
4/2/2021 NIH Issues Reminders of NIH Policies Related to Closeout 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-102.html

     
3/15/2021 NIH Announcement Related to Childcare Costs for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Fellows

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-074.html

     
3/12/2021 NIH Announces Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page.  Voluntary for applications with Due Dates on or after May 25, 2021 .  Required  for applications submitted on or after January 25, 2022

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-073.html

     
2/19/2021 NIH Reminder: Natural Disaster Policy – Winter Storms

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-067.html

     
2/8/2021 NIH Notice of Changes in the Review Criteria for Applications Submitted for NIH Support for Scientific Conferences (R13 and U13) 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-055.html

     
1/29/2021 NIH Guidance on Salary Limitation for Grants and Cooperative Agreements FY 2021 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-057.html

     
1/29/2021 NIH Notice of Fiscal Policies in Effect for FY 2021

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-058.html

     
1/29/2021 NIH Notice of Legislative Mandates in Effect for FY 2021 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-056.html

     
1/27/2021 NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends, Tuition/Fees and Other Budgetary Levels Effective for Fiscal Year 2021 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-049.html

     
1/22/2021 NIH Issues Updated Guidelines for Enhancing Diversity and Creating Safe Environments in Conferences Supported by NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-053.html

     
12/11/2020 NIH Two-Factor Authentication Reminder for access  to eRA modules, including  eRA Commons, ASSIST, Internet Assisted Review (IAR) and Commons Mobile  as of September 15, 2021.  Information Link:  NOT-OD-21-040

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-040.html

     
12/11/2020 NIH Clarification on Prohibition on Expending NIH Grant Funds for Covered Telecommunications Equipment or Services

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-041.html

     
11/17/2020 NIH Implementation of the Revised Federal-wide Research Terms and Conditions

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-029.html

     
11/4/2020 NIH Extended Guidance for Applicants Preparing Applications During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-026.html

DATE DESCRIPTION LINK
     
6/22/2021 NSF Issues new Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), applicable to proposals submitted or due on or after October 4, 2021. Information Link:  NSF-22-1  https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappg22_1/index.jsp
Date Description Link
November 1-4, 2021 NIH Regional Seminars on Program Funding and Grants Administration, Virtual Seminar, Registration Required https://grants.nih.gov/news/contact-in-person/seminars.htm
     
10/11/2021 Searching for External Funding Webinar, Via Zoom, 11am  
     
10/8/2021 NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)- Data Science in Education, 10:00 am – 3:45 pm, EDT https://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303129&org=NSF
     
9/17/2021 Grant Writers Seminars and Workshops:  Writing Winning Grant Proposals:  NIH and NSF; 8:30 am-5pm, CT Interested Faculty should contact ORS
     
9/13/2021 PCORI: Cycle 3 2021 -- Healthy Aging: Optimizing Physical and Mental Functioning Across the Aging Continuum Applicant Town Hall. 12-1PM, EDT https://www.pcori.org/events/2021/cycle-3-2021-healthy-aging-optimizing-physical-and-mental-functioning-across-aging
     
9/10/2021 PCORI:  Cycle 3 2021 -- Phased Large Awards for Comparative Effectiveness Research (PLACER) Applicant Town Hall, 11:30am -1pm EDT https://www.pcori.org/events/2021/cycle-3-2021-phased-large-awards-comparative-effectiveness-research-placer-applicant
     
9/9/2021 NSF Bioeconomy Distinguished Lecture Series, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST, Vitual Meeting, Registration Required https://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=301567&org=NSF
     
9/8/2021 PCORI:  Cycle 3 2021 -- Broad PCORI Funding Announcement Applicant Town Hall, 12-1pm EDT https://www.pcori.org/events/2021/cycle-3-2021-broad-pcori-funding-announcement-applicant-town-hall
     
8/24/2021 NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program Webinar, Virtual Meeting, Registration Required https://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303274&org=NSF
Deadline Agency Program Link Issued  
           
           
Multiple NIH NIH Small Research Grant Program (Parent R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-200.html

Expires 5/8/23  
           
Multiple NIH NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-195.html

Expires 5/8/23  
           
Multiple NIH NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (Parent R21 Clinical Trial Required) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-194.html    
           
Multiple NIH NIH Research Project Grant (Parent R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) 

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-20-185.html

   
           
4/27/2022 NEH NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication

https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/neh-mellon-fellowships-digital-publication

   
           
2/25/2022 American Philosophical Society APS/Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Fellowship for Research in Edinburgh American Philosophical Society Fellowship | IASH (ed.ac.uk)    
           
2/25/2022 NEH Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/fellowships-advanced-social-science-research-japan    
           
12/1/2021 NEH Collaborative Research

https://www.neh.gov/grants/research/collaborative-research-grants

   
           
11/3/2021 NSF Earth Science Postdoctoral Fellowship (EAR-PF) NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF) (nsf21605) | NSF - National Science Foundation 8/7/2021 NSF 21-605
           
10/13/2021 Pfizer Request for Proposals (RFP) PARP-inhibitor Combination Treatments  in Prostate Cancer

https://cdn.pfizer.com/pfizercom/2021-08/GMG_2021-Oncology_PARP-inhibitorCombinationTreatmentsProstateCancer.pdf?56U.BM2Cci6Uo5zxcxqp8..4YmF_W0DD

8/9/2021