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Internal Competition required: NSF, NIH and others

The following award opportunities require internal review by the Graduate School before submission to the agency.

  • NIH NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grant Program
  • NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship
  • HED Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative Planning Grants
  • Read on for information about their upcoming deadlines.

    NIH NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grant Program
    The program announcement for this year’s NIH NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grant Program is available at the following URL: http://info.gradsch.wisc.edu/research/researchfunding/fundingopps/nihncrr.html

    This program is intended to make available to institutions, and specifically to NIH supported investigators, research instruments costing more than $100,000 that can only be justified on a shared-use basis. The maximum award is $500,000.

    Multiple applications for similar instruments from the UW-Madison require official administrative assurance that such requests are a coordinated institutional effort. The Graduate School will review notices of intent to apply for unintended duplication of instrument applications.

    The deadline for internal review is Wednesday, February 18.

    NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT)
    Information about the UW’s internal competition for this year’s National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (NSF-IGERT) Program has been posted at the following web site: http://info.gradsch.wisc.edu/research/researchfunding/fundingopps/nsfigert.html

    This program is intended to establish innovative models for graduate education and training for scientists and engineers in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries.

    Deadlines are as follows: January 20, 2009 for email notice of intent to submit proposal; January 26, 2009 for internal competition application.

    HED Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative Planning Grants
    The Higher Education for Development organization has announced an RFA for the Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative Planning Grants. This program is intended to support planning for long-term partnerships to strengthen the capacity of African higher education institutions in the areas of 1) agriculture, environment and natural resources, 2) health, 3) science and technology, 4) engineering, 5) education and teacher training/preparation and 6) business, management and economics and to increase the engagement of U.S. higher education institutions in Africa. HED anticipates making 20 awards of up to $50,000 for a five-month period.

    Eligibility: UW-Madison may submit two applications. The Graduate School will convene an ad hoc review committee to review the proposals internally and select the projects to be forwarded.

    Deadlines: Applications are due for internal review on December 26th.

    Website: Higher Education for Development: Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative Planning Grants
    http://www.hedprogram.org/tabid/66/itemid/182/AfricaUS-Higher-Education-Initiative-Planning-G.aspx#Eligibility

    Internal Competition Application Instructions:
    1. Prepare a 2-3 page document stating which focus area your proposal will address, summarizing your partnership objectives, and proposed partnership description. Include a list of the anticipated UW key personnel. A budget is not required for the internal competition.
    2. Save application as a pdf file.
    3. Submit the application as an email attachment to gsgrants@bascom.wisc.edu by with “AfricaUSHigherEd-applicant’s name” in the subject line of the email message by December 26th.

    If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact Petra Schroeder (608) 265-4868 or email gsgrants@bascom.wisc.edu.

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