The NEH recently recorded a 25 minute presentation which offers suggestions on writing a successful application to the NEH Summer Stipends program (deadline September 23, 2020). In this recording, NEH officials introduce the program, describe the review process, discuss review criteria, and offer input on things to avoid. View the recording here.
Federal Funding: Introducing the Department of Defense
The Department of Defense sponsors several programs that award faculty members from Institutions of Higher Education. The DOD Young Investigator Mission is designed to attract outstanding tenure-track faculty members to: foster creative basic research in science and engineering; enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators; and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the DoD's research programs.
- Session 1: Proposing Research to the DoD recording link
- Session 2: Young Investigator and other DoD University Programs recording link
- Session 3: Developing an Outreach Strategy - Concept Papers 101 recording link
Please contact the Research Development team for resources to support you in preparing a submission to one of these programs.
Federal Funding: Introducing SBIR/STTR Programs
SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research)/STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs are federally funded programs that provide grants to startups and small businesses to further develop University intellectual property for the purpose of commercialization. The primary goal of the program is to introduce the available SBIR/STTR opportunities to Pitt researchers as a source of research and development funding, as well as to help them become more familiar with the process.
The Innovation Institute, the Office of Sponsored Programs and Pitt consultant, McAllister & Quinn are partnering to deliver an educational program to help inform Pitt stakeholders and local businesses of SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research)/STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) opportunities. Recording Here