CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Grants, proposals and more for Sept. 20

Students, postdocs, researchers, and faculty are invited to submit poster abstracts for Science 2018 — From A to Z, Pitt’s 18th annual celebration of science and technology, which will be held Oct. 17 to 19 in Alumni Hall and nearby Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center. Abstracts must be approved by a relevant mentor or principal investigator prior to submission through the Science 2018 website by midnight Sept. 28. Poster categories include: Basic Life Science — From Molecule to Mouse; Translational Life Science — From Animal to Human to Community; Physical Science and Engineering; and New Research Tools and Techniques.


The Alzheimer Disease Research Center is looking for pilot grants that will stimulate new and innovative research relevant to AD. Awards will be up to $25,000 in direct costs for funding from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. E-mail a brief description of the proposed pilot study to Leslie Dunn ( by Oct. 5. Request full application guidelines at 412-692-2731.


The Year of PittGlobal committee, composed of faculty, staff and students, invites proposal submissions now through March 2019 for programs and projects incorporating international perspectives from schools, campuses, departments and units across the University. The Office of the Provost will provide matching funding up to $5,000 for approved projects. Proposals must be submitted online. More information — including FAQs and guidelines for funding — about the process and funding priorities is available online.


The Provost’s Award for Diversity in the Curriculum formally recognizes the efforts of faculty members to integrate diversity and inclusion into their courses and curriculum. Full- and part-time faculty who have participated in the Provost’s Diversity Institute for Faculty Development and/or other diversity sessions across campus, and who have made efforts to enhance diversity in the curriculum or create an inclusive classroom environment, may apply or be nominated for the award. Nominations will be accepted through Oct. 7. Recipients will be honored at an annual diversity recognition luncheon and will each receive a certificate and a $1,000 cash award. Up to three awards will be given annually.


The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine has partnered with the Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium to expand its pediatric biomedical device network.  As it prepares to unveil a new name (the Pennsylvania Pediatric Medical Device Consortium), the consortium is seeking proposal applications for novel pediatric medical device projects from across the Commonwealth. White Paper Applications must be submitted by Sept. 30. Details here.