Wayne State University

Internal Deadlines: Programs with Limited Numbers of Submissions

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2006

Due to a limit on the number of submissions that Wayne State University may make, the Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting that faculty interested in the following programs submit to an internal competition:

National Science Foundation
Leadership-Class System Acquisition: Creating a Petascale Computing Environment for Science and Engineering
Internal Deadline: September 1, 2006

NSF’s goal for high performance computing (HPC) in the period 2006-2011 is to enable petascale science and engineering through the deployment and support of a world-class HPC environment comprising the most capable combination of HPC assets available to the academic community. The petascale HPC environment will enable investigations of computationally challenging problems that require computing systems capable of delivering sustained performance approaching 1015 floating point operations per second (petaflops) on real applications, that consume large amounts of memory, and/or that work with very large data sets. Among other things, researchers will be able to perform simulations that are intrinsically multi-scale or that involve the simultaneous interaction of multiple processes.

A preliminary proposal is due to the NSF by September 8, 2006, with a full proposal due on February 2, 2007.

Only one (1) proposal, either new or continuing, may be submitted by any U.S. academic institution as the lead institution for the program. Because of this limitation, interested applicants are asked to submit the following :

· A brief description (no more than 3-4 pages) of the proposed research, including a bottom-line budget;
· A clear declaration of the proposed P.I. for the research and associated WSU personnel (including phone number and email address); and
· The signature of the appropriate department chair.

Applications should be sent to:

Room 6405.3
5057 Woodward

All proposals must be submitted by noon of Friday, September 1, 2006.

National Endowment for the Humanities
NEH Summer Stipends
Internal Deadline: August 11, 2006

The National Endowment for the Humanities accepts only two nominations from Wayne State University for its popular Summer Stipends program; Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) will thus be holding an internal competition to determine who will be eligible to apply.

Summer Stipends provide individuals with an opportunity to pursue research in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public's understanding of the humanities. Projects should be completed during the tenure of an award or represent part of a long-term endeavor. Recipients might eventually produce scholarly articles, a monograph on a specialized subject, a book on a broad topic, an archaeological site report, a translation, an edition, a database, or other scholarly tools.

Awards are for $5,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Summer Stipends recipients may hold other research grants during the tenure of their awards, but they must work full-time on their projects during the two months of their tenure. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for holding tenure at other times of the year.

Faculty members teaching full-time at colleges and universities must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend. Applications should be submitted online by faculty only after they have been nominated. Each college and university in the United States and its jurisdictions may nominate two faculty members. Applicants who hold the rank of instructor or assistant professor or who are at comparably early stages of their careers will be considered junior nominees. Those holding the rank of associate professor or professor will be considered senior nominees.

In order to comply with the NEH’s guidelines, SPA is asking that all eligible investigators who are interested in the Summer Stipends program to submit the following: (1) A resume in outline form, not to exceed two pages; (2) A detailed description of the proposed study, not to exceed three single-spaced or six double-spaced pages; and (3) A recommendation from the appropriate department chair or his or her designated representative. In the mini-proposal, the applicant to the internal program must specify whether he or she is a junior or senior nominee, and also provide both a phone number and email address.

These materials should be submitted to OVPR, 5057 Woodward, Room 6405.3, no later than noon of August 11, 2006. The selection of Wayne State University’s nominees will be made shortly thereafter. Applicants will submit a full proposal and application only if they are chosen by the internal committee. The final deadline for the NEH Summer Stipends Program is October 2, 2006.

National Science Foundation
Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
Internal Deadline: October 2, 2006

The National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program assists in the acquisition or development of major research instrumentation by U.S. institutions that is, in general, too costly for support through other NSF programs.

Wayne State University may submit up to three applications for the program in any given year; two of the proposals may be for instrument acquisition or development, while the third is solely for instrument development. Because of the restriction, SPA must conduct an internal competition in order not to exceed the number of applications the University may submit.

Investigators interested in competing in this year’s MRI program submit the following materials:

- A two-page summary of the instruments to be developed or acquired, and their role in the University’s research, research training, and integrated research/education activities. Please indicate in the first paragraph of your summary whether your proposal is for instrument acquisition or for instrument development.

- Sign-offs from the appropriate department chairs

These materials should be submitted to OVPR, 5057 Woodward, Room 6405.3, no later than noon of October 2, 2006. The selection of Wayne State University’s nominees will be made shortly thereafter. Applicants will submit a full proposal and application only if they are chosen by the internal committee.