Funding Sources

From LSU ORED, June 14, 2017

Request for Proposals

LTRC Project No. 18-1GT

Analysis of Driven Pile Capacity Within Pre-Bored Soil 

We are enclosing a request for proposals pertaining to the captioned topic for your distribution to appropriate personnel who may wish to respond.  A copy of the LTRC Guide to Proposal Development which defines an acceptable proposal format is also included.  We have also attached for your information, a copy of a Proposal Rating Form that our review panel uses to rate the proposals.

Ten (10) copies of the proposal must be received by LTRC by the close of business on Friday, June 30, 2017, 4:00 p.m.  It is estimated that the starting date for this project will be August, 2017.  

Dr. Zhongjie “Doc” Zhang has been assigned to manage this project and may be contacted at 225-767-9162 or for any discussion of related concerns.

We value our relationship with your fine institution and appreciate your interest in the Center.


From LSU ORED, May 22, 2017

To: Deans and Directors

From: Associate Vice President Stephen David Beck

Re: Limited Submission - NEH Summer Stipends 

Please distribute the following information:

The recently announced NEH Summer Stipends Program is a limited submission funding opportunity. LSU is allowed to submit two applications for this opportunity. Therefore the Office of Research & Economic Development will be holding an internal competition. ORED is now accepting letters of intent.

Letters of intent are due by noon on Monday, June 5, 2017, and must be submitted through the LSU InfoReady Portal. Click on the above link to submit a letter of intent or for more information about the solicitation.

Guidelines for the ORED limited submission process can be found on the ORED webpage:  

Please contact Stephanie Shedd ( with questions about the limited submission competition process.

NEH Summer Stipends Program

Internal Submission Deadline: Monday, June 5, 2017
Funding Organization's Deadline: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Award Cycle: Open
Funding Available: $ 6,000
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2
Award Information: Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. Recipients must work full-time on their projects for these two months and may hold other research grants supporting the same project during this time. Summer Stipends normally support work carried out during the summer months, but arrangements can be made for other times of the year.
Eligibility: All applicants must have completed their formal education by the application deadline. While applicants need not have advanced degrees, individuals currently enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible to apply.



Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months. Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development. Applicants are encouraged to review the samples of previously funded applications, as well as the broader list of projects. You can find links to the sample narratives, and to the list of funded projects, on the program resource page.


From Dr. Cardin, May 15, 2017

Our organization, The Puppy Up Foundation, specializes in funding comparative oncology/translational research and currently we are accepting grant applications for 2017-18. Briefly, we fund both benchtop and clinical research, typically between the $20-100,000 range and some of our past institutional recipients include University of Wisconsin, Missouri, UPenn, Princeton, Purdue, The Broad Institute, MD Anderson, et al.  

This year's grant deadline is June 1st. Here's the link to the application, criteria and guidelines: and to our Board of Scientific Advisors:

We would like to be added to your list of funding organizations as a resource though not limited to the oncology department as we have received proposals from neurology and other specialties as well.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.  Thank you for your time and attention.


Warmest Regards,


Luke Robinson 
The Puppy Up Foundation
Cell. 901.674.9621
​1460 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104​​


From LSU ORED, January 4, 2017

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced its annual NEA Art Works Program. While there are two deadlines for the program (February and July), LSU is only allowed to submit one application to the program, regardless of the deadline.  Therefore the Office of Research & Economic Development will be holding an internal competition, and is now accepting letters of intent.

Letters of intent are due by noon on Monday, January 9, and must be submitted through the LSU InfoReady Portal (

NEA Art Works Program


The guiding principle of "Art Works" is at the center of everything at the NEA. "Art Works" refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field.

Beyond encouraging projects that demonstrate these characteristics, the NEA wants to achieve the following four objectives through the Art Works category:

  • Creation: The creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence,
  • Engagement: Public engagement with diverse and excellent art,
  • Learning: Lifelong learning in the arts, and
  • Livability: The strengthening of communities through the arts.

Refer to the field/discipline page that is appropriate to your project for greater detail.

Guidelines for the ORED limited submission process can be found on the ORED webpage: Please contact Stephanie Shedd ( with questions about the limited submission competition process.

Interested faculty can contact me directly if they have any additional questions about the program itself.



Stephen David Beck, PhD

Associate Vice President

Office of Research & Economic Development

Derryl & Helen Haymon Professor of Music

Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803

v: 225.578.5833

Skype/im: sdbeck



From LSU ORED, November 8, 2016

Re: New NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (NSF 17-1)

Please distribute this important National Science Foundation (NSF) update to your faculty. The NSF issued a revision of its Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG, NSF 17-1). 

The new PAPPG will be effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. In the interim, the guidelines contained in the current PAPPG (NSF 16-1) continue to apply until January 29, 2017. 

Significant changes include:

  • Removal of all references to the Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) and Award & Administration Guide (AAG).  The document will now be referred to solely as the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide.  The document will be sequentially numbered from Chapter I-XII and all references throughout have been modified to reflect this change.
  • Addition of new sections on Special Processing Instructions and Types of Proposals, including two new types, RAISE and GOALI;
  • Additional instructions for proposers on completion of the Collaborators and Other Affiliations information;
  • Supplemental guidance on submission of proposals by organizations impacted by a natural or anthropogenic disaster;
  • Implementation of 45 CFR 690.118 for applications and proposals lacking definite plans for involvement of human subjects;
  • Update on the type of information that NSF may request from proposers with regard to Federal environmental statutes;
  • Supplemental information regarding treatment of NSF awards with canceled appropriations; and
  • Numerous clarifications throughout the document.

Given the number of important revisions, the research community is strongly encouraged to review the summary of changes provided in the Significant Changes and Clarifications section of the PAPPG. NSF held a webinar on the new PAPPG on November 7th, 2016. The slides from the presentation are available here:

Please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs if you have any questions regarding the new NSF PAPPG. 


From LSU ORED, October 28, 2016

The recently announced EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) competition is a limited submission funding opportunity. LSU is allowed to submit a total of 3 proposals as the lead institution. If the institution submits over the allotted number, all proposals are subject to “Return Without Review.” Therefore, the Office of Research & Economic Development will be holding an internal competition. ORED is now accepting letters of intent. Letters of intent are due by noon on Friday, November 4, and must be submitted through the LSU InfoReady Portal. Click on the above link to submit a letter of intent or for more information about the solicitation. 

If the number of notices of intent exceed the sponsor’s limitation, invitations to submit an internal pre-proposal will be sent to all faculty who have submitted an internal notice of intent. Guidelines for the ORED limited submission process can be found on the ORED webpage: 

Please contact Stephanie Shedd ( with questions about the limited submission competition process.

EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4)

  • Internal Submission Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2016
  • Funding Organization's Deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
  • Discipline/Subject Area: STEM
  • Funding Available: $3,000,000
  • Award Information: Standard Grant; Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the quality of proposals and availability of funds.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

Eligibility: PIs of proposed RII Track-4 projects must have their appointment with the submitting organization; PIs must hold a non-tenured faculty appointment, or its close equivalent; only single-PI proposals will be considered, no co-PIs allowed on proposal.



Developing the full potential of its science and engineering research workforce is critical to the long-term competitiveness of EPSCoR jurisdictions and the nation overall. To realize this potential, it is often worthwhile for researchers to spend periods of time at other institutions, forming deep collaborative connections that can be sustained for years beyond. The benefits of such an experience may be particularly beneficial to those researchers who are not yet firmly established in their careers. 

This Research Infrastructure Improvement, Track 4: EPSCoR Research Fellows (RII Track-4) solicitation provides an opportunity for non-tenured faculty or those in closely similar positions to spend extended periods of time at the nation’s premier research facilities. The fellowship period may be used to initiate new collaborative partnerships, to continue existing ones, or to make use of unique equipment not available at the PI’s home institution. Any research topic within NSF’s traditional portfolio will be considered for support. The fellowship host site may be any academic, governmental, commercial, or non-profit research facility within the United States or its territories.

EPSCoR support of a RII Track-4 activity should not duplicate support from any other available federal, jurisdictional, or institutional resources. The support should contribute to both the PI’s research capacity and to the improvement of their institution’s scientific competitiveness more broadly.


From LSU ORED, October 27, 2016

To: Deans and Directors (Please share with your faculty)

From: Undergraduate Research Director Randy Duran

Re: Two funding opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students 

Now accepting applications for U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2017 HS-STEM Summer Internships 

Graduate and undergraduate Homeland Security summer fellowships – Deadline Dec 7 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. 

Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses. 

Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at:  

  • Coast Guard Research and Development Center
  • Customs and Borders Protection
  • Engineer Research and Development Center
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health Service Corps
  • National Security Technologies
  • National Urban Security Technology Laboratory
  • Naval Research Laboratory
  • Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility
  • Transportation Security Laboratory
  • DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required 

Application deadline: December 7, 2016, 11:59PM EST

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at 

Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at 

For questions please email us at

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program 

$100,000+ , the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowships are three year awards for graduate students – Deadline Dec 9

The NDSEG Fellowship Program is a three-year funding opportunity for students in or near the beginning stages of their overall graduate study and it is meant for students who plan to pursue research-based doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. 

The program provides awarded fellows with:

  • 36 months of full tuition and mandatory fee coverage at any accredited U.S. institution;
  • A $1,000 medical health insurance allowance per each year of the three-year program tenure;
  • And $102,000.00 in stipend payments over three years.

Students can start applying to the program as early as their undergraduate senior year and as late as the start of their third year of overall graduate study.  

NDSEG Fellowship Application deadline for a 2017 award is December 9 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time


Randy Duran

Gordon A Cain Chair for STEM Literacy

Director, LSU Office of Undergraduate Research

LSU Office of Research and Economic Development
125 David Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, LA  70803
Phone: 225-578-2459 Fax: 225-578-5983 


From LSU ORED, September 6, 2016

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2016 Solicitation 2.  Applications are due 5:00pm ET on Monday November 21, 2016. 

Starting from 2015 Solicitation 2, the SCGSR program is open to graduate students with Permanent Resident status, in addition to U.S. Citizens, who meet all other eligibility requirements. Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at:  

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2016 Solicitation 2, for project periods beginning anytime between June 1, 2017 and October 2, 2017. 

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to about 160 graduate awardees from over 75 different universities to conduct thesis research at DOE national laboratories across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories, and the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE). 

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at