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December 7, 2022

December Issue: Research@Lehigh

Welcome to Research@Lehigh, a monthly newsletter from the Office of the Vice Provost for Research featuring research resources and services; important announcements and deadlines; upcoming events, workshops and training; and recent research news.


  • Join us for our December open forums to learn more about LIRA (Lehigh Integrated Research Administration), the new grants and contracts administration system that Lehigh is implementing. These forums are open to all, but will be most helpful for research-active faculty and staff that support research administration across the university.

          •  Tue, Dec 13, 12-1pm, via Zoom - Register here >
          •  Wed, Dec 14, 12-1pm, via Zoom - Register here >

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

DOE Limited Submission: Integrative Computational Tools for Systems Biology Research

FRI, DEC 16 | 5:00 PM

The DOE Office of Science program in Biological and Environmental Science has announced a call for proposals for Integrative Computational Tools for Systems Biology Research. Proposals should be for the “development of innovative computational approaches or applications that have the potential to transform or advance systems biology research of plant and microbial systems relevant to DOE missions in energy security and resilience.”

DOE Limited Submission: Climate Resilience Centers

MON, DEC 19 | 5:00 PM

The DOE has announced a call for "Climate Resilience Centers (CRCs) that will improve the availability and utility of Biological and Environmental research, data, models, and capabilities to address climate resiliency, particularly by underrepresented or vulnerable communities".

Intensive NIH Proposal Group

JAN 2023 | Week of Jan 2nd

Planning on submitting an NIH proposal?  Members read each other's drafts and offer feedback in this intensive writing group. Register now - meetings will be held weekly based on participants’ schedules.

Faculty Writing Retreat

MON, JAN 9 & TUE, JAN 10 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a two-day writing retreat and focus on your winter break writing goals. Faculty in any discipline and level are welcome to attend. Registration required.

NSF Career Award Workshop

JAN 2023 | Week of Jan 16th

This is a peer workshop for Early Career faculty interested in the NSF Career Grant. We will be joined by recent awardees who will share their experiences, insights, and answer questions.  A pre-cursor to our popular NSF Career Proposal Writing Group, which works with faculty from planning stages to proposal submission. 

Spring Faculty Research Grant (FRG) submission deadline

FRI, FEB 3 | 5:00 PM

The FRG provides funding of up to $6,000 for the conduct, completion and expansion of research projects. 

Faculty Innovation Grant (FIG) submission deadline

FRI, FEB 17 | 5:00 PM

The FIG provides funding of up to $30,000 to launch new research projects that will continue well beyond the period of the FIG grant, taking existing research in promising new directions, or otherwise expanding sustainable research programs beyond their current scope. 

Collaborative Research Opportunity Grant (CORE) submission deadline

FRI, MAR 10 | 5:00 PM

CORE grants provide funding of up to $60,000 for the conduct of research with the goal of establishing and growing productive and competitive multi-faculty research programs. 

Featured Resources

FAQ: Internal Grants Edition

Who is eligible to apply for an internal grant?  Can I apply for an FRG every semester?  Can internal grant funds be used to support a graduate/research assistant? Are equipment purchases an allowable expense? Find the answer to these questions and more in our FAQ guide.

Export Control Compliance Manual

Lehigh has adopted the Export Control Compliance Manual (ECM) to support implementation of its Export Control Policy and to ensure fulfillment of both of these commitments. This Manual assists researchers and administrators in maintaining compliance with export controls requirements by (1) identifying impacted policies and procedures, and (2) establishing roles and responsibilities related to export control compliance.

Spotlight Q&A

Get to know members of the Lehigh Research team each month.

Kate Bullard
Sr. Research Program Development Officer

How would you describe your job to a layperson?  

I connect faculty with collaborators and resources to develop their research profile and impact. My experience with faculty across the university allows me to bring a unique perspective on Lehigh's research impact.

How do you relax? I watch a lot of soccer--world cup, NWSL, premier league... 

Do you have a pet? Tell us about them.  A dog named Luna. She is very anxious and our family functions as her service humans. 

Research News

Gauri Subramani: Female Innovators and the Great Divide

Subramani examines the implications of representation on entrepreneurship and innovation.

The Ethics of Xenotransplantation  

Michael Gusmano examines the ethics and politics of animal-to-human organ transplants. 

Why do self-driving cars crash?

ECE professor Rick Blum seeks to inject cybersecurity at every level of the autonomous vehicle networks of the future.

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