Guidelines Announced for UNH Competition to Select Project for NSF PIRE Program

Guidelines have been released for the internal pre-proposal competition UNH will conduct to select the one project from UNH allowed by NSF to be submitted to the 2011 Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program

NSF Announces PIRE Program RFP and Webinar

NSF has published the new solicitation for the Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program.  The solicitation (NSF 11-564) describes a number of significant changes to this limited submission program, including:

National Robotics Initiative - New Multi-agency Program of NSF, NASA, NIH, and USDA

To accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside, or cooperatively with, people, several federal agencies have jointly announced the National Robotics Initiative.  

NSF Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Has New Proposal Submission Process

The Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is implementing an eight month cycle for proposal submission and will initiate new procedures, on a trial basis, for the submission and review of research proposals beginning in Fall, 2011.

The new deadlines for submitting proposals are:


September 06, 2011
May 21, 2012
January 28, 2013

White Papers Solicited by New Multi-Sponsor Collaboration for Assessing Mobile Health (mHealth) Interventions and Technologies

mHealth Evidence,  a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, McKesson Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at NIH, is soliciting white papers on alternative test designs to the traditional randomized control trial that could be applied to Mobile health (mHealth) intervention research or on techniques for analyzing the rich longitudinal data sets that can be obtained from mHealth technologies.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Releases Strategic Plan for FY 2011-2016

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a new strategic plan --  Empowering the Nation Through Discovery and Innovation - NSF Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2011-2016 -- which sets the Foundation’s direction for the next five years.  

May 2011 Ethical and Responsible Conduct of Research Training

The UNH Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarly Activity (RCR) Committee announces the availability of training in the ethical and responsible conduct of research.   

 This training opportunity involves two components:

NSF Releases New Solicitation for CAREER Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a new solicitation for their premier program for early career investigators. the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER).   The current announcement, NSF 11-690, will be in effect for 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Changes from the previous soliciation include:

Reminder: Data Management Plans are Required for NSF Proposals Submitted/Due After January 18th

The requirements of the new National Science Foundation Proposal and Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 11-1) are now in effect.

New NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide

The National Science Foundation has issued a revised Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 11-1).  The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 18, 2011



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