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DARPA - Request For Information - Confidence Levels for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

"Confidence Levels" for the Social and Behavioral Sciences The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is requesting information on new ideas and approaches for creating (semi)automated capabilities to assign "Confidence Levels" to specific studies, claims, hypotheses, conclusions, models, and/or theories found in social and behavioral science research. These social and behavioral science Confidence Levels should rapidly enable a non-expert to understand and quantify the confidence they can have in a specific research result or claim's reliability, reproducibility, and robustness.

For more information, click here.

New WVU Institutional Repository Going Live

The WVU new Institutional Repository (IR) is getting ready to go live, and needs some faculty work to populate it. The Research Office and the Libraries are looking for faculty to work with now so that we will have some great work to showcase when we launch broadly. 

Interested faculty members would work with the scholarly communications librarian, Ian Harmon, to deposit their work into the repository. In addition to data sets and articles, the IR can also accept audio and video files, photos, etc. so ALL scholarly work can use this resource. If you are interested in learning more about putting your work into the IR, please contact Ian Harmon in the libraries for more information. We would love to see faculty from diverse units use this resource.

Register Early & Save for Fall 2018 NIH Regional Seminar in San Francisco, CA

Could you benefit from learning more about applying to NIH and our policies, processes, and resources? Do you know colleagues, whether they be faculty, research administrators or trainees at your institution who might also benefit? If so, then consider attending the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration taking place in San Francisco, California – October 17 -19, 2018. 

Register by June 22 and save while Early Registration rates are still available. 

The 2-day seminar offers a unique and valuable opportunity to interact with hundreds of your peers, while spending time learning the latest NIH grants policy and process information first-hand from over 65 NIH & HHS program, grants, review and policy officials. In addition to choosing from 6 concurrent sessions during the seminar, you will be able to make appointments with presenters for 15 minutes chats during a time called, “1:1 Meet the Experts”. 

 For more information click here.

Proof of Concept Commercialization Pilot Program Innovation Corps @ Department of Defense (I-Corps @ DoD)

The Department of Defense (DoD) is soliciting applications from current/recent DoD awardees on basic research topics to receive mentoring and funding to accelerate the transition and commercialization of the funded research. 

The I-Corps @ DoD program is designed to support the acceleration of basic research innovations from qualifying institutions by providing Principal Investigators (PIs) and students with training and mentorship in customer discovery and the commercialization process. 

The goals of this program are to spur the transition of fundamental research with potential defense relevance to the marketplace, to encourage collaboration between academia and industry, and to train students, faculty, and other researchers to understand innovation and entrepreneurship. 

There will be three outcomes of the I-Corps @ DoD program: 1) a clear go/no go decision regarding viability of products and services, 2) should the decision be to move the effort forward, a transition plan to do so, and 3) an understanding of what kind of minimum viable product demonstration would be required by key partners and customer segments. Informal White Papers due: 8 June 2018. Applications Due: 6 July 2018 by 4:00pm local Durham, NC time.

Click  here for the full program announcement.

FY 2019 NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) for the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

The full text of the Announcement will be posted on the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) at In anticipation of the upcoming CAN release, NASA WV EPSCoR Committee invites pre-proposals from eligible faculty for the FY 2018 NASA EPSCoR program (due no later than June 22, 2018) 

West Virginia may submit a package containing one proposal requesting up to $750,000 in federal funds for a three year period. A cost share of at least 50% from non-federal sources is required. For more information, please visit the following  link.