Office of Research

MARCH 2021

Monthly Campus Updates from the Syracuse University Office of Research

Share your Successes! Submit Faculty/Staff Achievements in the Humanities and Creative Arts

The goal of these surveys is to compile the outstanding achievements of our humanities faculty and staff members for internal recognition and tracking. With this information, we hope to strengthen the research culture in the humanities and creative arts, support efforts to obtain funding and build a collaborative and sustainable research culture across campus. We strongly encourage you to share your accolades with us:

Syracuse University Humanities and Creative Work Submission Form for all faculty/staff humanities researchers

Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Faculty Submission Form for all faculty/staff researchers in VPA


What Is Responsible Conduct of Research Training?

The Office of Research Integrity and Protections conducts responsible conduct of research (RCR) trainings for all undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers supported by the National Science Foundation. For graduate and postdoctoral researchers, an online training course is required as well as a four hour, face-to-face, instructor-led RCR training course. This in-person course focuses on the professional standards in research and explains why adherence to those standards is essential for continued scientific progress. RCR training is conducted each semester. More information.


Office of Research Events

Below are upcoming research events. A full list of events from the Office of Research can be found on the Syracuse University Events Calendar. Most past events are recorded and can be found on the Office of Research Trainings webpage

NSF CAREER Awardee Panel Discussion

March 17 | 10-11:30 a.m. ET | Zoom

The Office of Research is pleased to host a faculty panel discussion with three current NSF CAREER Awardees. Attendees can look forward to hearing from each of the panel participants on their paths to success, as well as the answers to questions about the program. More Information.

Demystifying National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grants and Programs

March 19 | 10-11:30 a.m. ET | Zoom

Join us for a discussion with program officers from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as they share insights about how to successfully navigate the NEH’s many different opportunities. This event is jointly hosted by the Office of Research and the Central New York Humanities Corridor (CNY Corridor), as headquartered at the Syracuse University Humanities Center. Registration is still open! More Information.

Building an Evaluation Plan for Projects and Proposals

March 24 | 10-11:30 a.m. ET | Zoom

This workshop will provide strategies and models for designing effective program and proposal evaluation plans. It will offer attendees insights into and resources for developmental evaluation practices, implementation tracking and an overview of evaluation frameworks. More information.

Sponsored Funding Opportunities for Efforts in Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Access

April 9 | 10-11:30 a.m. ET | Zoom

Join the Office of Research and cohosts, Provost Faculty Fellows Melissa Luke and Jeff Mangram, for a discussion of equity, diversity, inclusion and access (EDIA) in sponsored funding opportunities. This discussion will include both opportunities that specifically support EDIA initiatives and those that request plans for such activities within the context of other sponsored research or projects. More Information.

Developing a Targeted Funding Search With PIVOT

April 14 | 10-11:30 a.m. ET | Zoom

Presenters from the Office of Proposal Support Services will provide an overview of the Pivot database to search for research funding opportunities available to Syracuse University researchers. More Information.


Central New York Humanities Corridor Call for Proposals

The CNY Corridor Spring 2021 Call for Proposals is open to new and existing Working Groups who come together to organize collaborative activities centered on a theme, concern or issue in the humanities. Working Group must be composed of faculty and academic staff at CNY Corridor institutions. More Information.


Research News

Honeywell and Syracuse University Establish Research Partnership to Develop Next-Generation Air Quality Technology

Five Maxwell Scholars Contribute to Aging Studies Handbook

US Army Awards Meritorious Civilian Service Medal to Professor Mark Glauser

Keeping SARS2 Out of the Cell

School of Architecture Professor Wins a 2021 Emerging Voices Award

Biology Professor Breaks Down Science Behind Ancestry, Heritage Tests

Women in Science Day Spotlight: Christa Kelleher

Syracuse University Named as One of Top Student Fulbright Award Producing Institutions in the US for 2020-21

Apply Now for Sponsorship for the Summer Faculty Success Program


Limited Submission Opportunities

The following Limited Submission Opportunities were announced over the past month and are currently open. A full explanation of the process may be found on the Office of Research website. Internal applications are accepted until the due dates listed.

NEW! September 2021 NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program
Internal Proposal Due Date: May 17, 2021
Number of Internal Nominees: 2
Funding Amount: $3,000,000

NEW! 2022-23 Whiting Public Engagement Programs
Internal Proposal Due Date: April 21, 2021
Number of Internal Nominees: 2
Funding Amount: $50,000

NEW! September 2021 NIH Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce – Letter of Intent
Internal Letter of Intent Due Date: May 17, 2021
Number of Internal Nominees: 1
Funding Amount: $1,250,000

NEW! March 2021 FuzeHub Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund – Letter of Intent
Internal Letter of Intent Due Date: March 22, 2021
Number of Internal Nominees: 3
Funding Amount: $50,000

2022 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Internal Proposal Due Date: April 21, 2021
Number of Internal Nominees: 1
Funding Amount: $300,000

2021 NSF Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services and Support (ACCESS) – Letter of Intent
Internal Letter of Intent Due Date: March 31, 2021
Number of Internal Nominees: 1
Funding Amount: $7,500,000-$20,000,000

2021 NSF Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Coordination Ecosystem: Services and Support – Coordination Office (ACCESS-ACO) – Letter of Intent
Internal Letter of Intent Due Date: March 31, 2021
Number of Internal Nominees: 1
Funding Amount: $5,000,000 

2021 NIH Enhancing Science, Technology, EnginEering, and Math Educational Diversity (ESTEEMED) Research Education Experiences (R25) – Letter of Intent
Internal Letter of Intent Due Date: March 31, 2021
Number of Internal Nominees: 1 

2021 NIH Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE) (T34) – Letter of Intent
Internal Letter of Intent Due Date: March 31, 2021
Number of Internal Nominees: 1 

2021 NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM)
NSF Deadline: April 7, 2021
Number of Internal Nominees: One per school or college

Limited Submissions

Funding Opportunities

The Office of Proposal Support Services has developed a Sponsored Funding Opportunities webpage that is updated weekly with new federal, state and foundation funding opportunities relevant to campus. Below are some highlighted opportunities:

Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP)
DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited United States institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment or instrumentation.
Deadline: May 14, 2021

Humanities New York – Action Grants
Action Grants offer up to $5,000 to implement humanities projects that encourage public audiences to reflect on their values, explore new ideas and engage with others in their community. All subjects and themes relevant to the communities served are welcome.
Deadline: April 1, 2021

NIH Notice of Special Interest (NOSI)—Secondary Analysis of Existing Datasets for Advancing Immune-mediated and Infectious Disease Research 
This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to support projects that use data, alone or in combination, to address scientific questions and knowledge gaps in basic or clinical research in immune-mediated and infectious diseases.
Deadline: Rolling

Funding Opportunities

Sponsored Funding Awards

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) provides monthly updates on all proposals submitted through OSP and awarded to the Syracuse University community. 

You may access OSP Highlights on (NetID and password required). 

OSP Highlights

DARPA Opportunity

DARPA will host Discover DSO Day provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the DSO Office-wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). To schedule a program manager meeting at this event, one-page executive summaries must be submitted by March 22. More Information.


NSF Updates

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NSF 101: 5 tips on how to work with an NSF program officer
This post provides five tips from NSF program officers to help you work with them. 


NIH Updates

NIH Stands Against Structural Racism in Biomedical Research 
NIH Director Francis Collins apologizes to individuals in the biomedical research enterprise who have endured disadvantages due to structural racism.

UNITE Initiative Launched
UNITE aims to establish an equitable and civil culture within the biomedical research enterprise and reduce barriers to racial equity in the biomedical research workforce.

Upcoming Changes to the Biographical Sketch and Other Support Format Page
NIH has published a notice of updates to required information for the Biographical Sketch and Other Support format page. The updated forms and instructions will be required for use for applications and Research Performance Progress Reports submitted for due dates on or after May 25, 2021.

NIH Peer Review: “Live” Mock Study Section
In this 44-minute video, scientists gather virtually to review three fictional applications in response to a fictional Request For Applications (RFA). Watch their discussion to learn how applications are scored, what questions are commonly asked and what mistakes to avoid in your application.

Updated MyRePORTER Functionality
With MyRePORTER, you can save searches and set customized weekly email alerts that are sent when new projects are funded or new publications are linked to projects in your search.


Campus Research Approvals

Below are reminders for approvals required during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Face-to-Face Human Participant Research—Human participant research is being conducted in person, but requires the submission and approval of a Return to Face-to-Face Research Plan prior to the conduct of in-person research. 

Visiting Scholars Requests—Visiting scholars are those who are coming to campus from outside of the Central New York region for the purpose of long-term academic research. 

Approval for Essential Research Travel—University-sponsored travel by faculty and staff for essential research must be approved by the relevant chair, associate dean of research and the interim vice president for research, and for international research by the interim provost.

Service Provider, Vendor and Visitor Access to Campus—Access for service providers, vendors and individuals conducting business with a University office/department must be approved in advance by the relevant dean, director or unit leader (or their designee).


Office of Research Calendar

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Learn about what is going on in the Office of Research this month.

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