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Program Name Pre-proposal Due Date:Pre-proposal Form Sponsor Due Date:
NSF SRN03-21-2014Pre-proposal Template04-29-2014
DOE EERE03-11-2014Pre-proposal Template03-31-2014
THECB MHGP02-21-2014Pre-proposal Template04-04-2014
CPRIT CPRIT01-24-2014Pre-proposal Template02-03-2014
NCTCOG NCTCOG01-21-2014Pre-proposal Template02-28-2014
THECB (MHGP)01-03-2014Pre-proposal Template01-20-2014
NSF (MRI)11-22-2013Pre-proposal Template01-23-2014
ORAU ORAU11-08-2013Pre-proposal Template01-10-2014
NSF STEP10-03-2013Pre-proposal Template12-03-2013
NSF PFI:BIC09-18-2013Pre-proposal Template11-18-2013
NEH NEH09-01-2013Pre-proposal Template09-26-2013
NSF ADBC08-19-2013Pre-proposal Template10-18-2013
NSF ADVANCE08-05-2013Pre-proposal Template11-04-2013
NSF RET08-05-2013Pre-proposal Template10-07-2013
SSP SSP07-26-2013Pre-proposal Template09-27-2013
NSF (ORCEESE)07-24-2013Pre-proposal Template08-07-2013
NSF (S-STEM)07-23-2013Pre-proposal Template08-13-2013
NSF MSIP07-16-2013Pre-proposal Template09-16-2013
NSF CSBR07-08-2013Pre-proposal Template07-16-2013
NSF MRSEC06-26-2013Pre-proposal Template08-26-2013
NEA NEA06-08-2013Pre-proposal Template08-08-2013
NSF EPSCOR06-06-2013Pre-proposal Template08-06-2013
NSF CSBR05-16-2013Pre-proposal Template07-16-2013
NIH NRMN05-01-2013Pre-proposal Template05-10-2013
NSF SNM04-03-2013Pre-proposal Template06-03-2013
NSF NUE03-22-2013Pre-proposal Template05-22-2013
TG TG02-28-2013Pre-proposal Template12-31-2013
NSF NEES2 Ops02-28-2013Pre-proposal Template03-22-2013
NSF NSF02-20-2013Pre-proposal Template04-16-2013
NSF (HPCSA)02-20-2013Pre-proposal Template04-16-2013
NSF (NG NNIN)02-01-2013Pre-proposal Template04-01-2013
NSF EESE01-02-2013Pre-proposal Template03-01-2013
P&G P&G12-21-2012Pre-proposal Template02-28-2013
NIH NIH12-21-2012Pre-proposal Template01-30-2013
NSF (CSDCO)12-20-2012Pre-proposal Template02-22-2013
NSF (SEP)12-17-2012Pre-proposal Template02-01-2013
ORAU ORAU12-11-2012Pre-proposal Template01-03-2013
CHDF CHDF12-10-2012Pre-proposal Template02-10-2013
NSF CZO12-05-2012Pre-proposal Template02-05-2013
THECB THECB11-27-2012Pre-proposal Template11-30-2012
NSF MRI11-26-2012Pre-proposal Template01-24-2013
NSF CCEPA Office11-21-2012Pre-proposal Template02-05-2013
ORAU (ORAU)11-19-2012Pre-proposal Template12-17-2012
AW AW11-14-2012Pre-proposal Template01-14-2013
ORAU ORAU11-11-2012Pre-proposal Template01-11-2013
BSF BSF11-02-2012Pre-proposal Template12-06-2012
BMGF BMGF11-01-2012Pre-proposal Template11-08-2012
NSF STTR10-19-2012Pre-proposal Template12-20-2012
NLCP NLCP10-19-2012Pre-proposal Template11-12-2012
USIEF USIEF10-16-2012Pre-proposal Template11-01-2012
NSF IODP10-16-2012Pre-proposal Template10-30-2012
NSF IODP10-16-2012Pre-proposal Template10-30-2012
MR MRFF10-15-2012Pre-proposal Template10-22-2012
NSF (PFI: BIC)09-26-2012Pre-proposal Template12-12-2012
NSF RET09-26-2012Pre-proposal Template10-01-2012
SSP SSP09-25-2012Pre-proposal Template09-28-2012
USIEF SSP09-25-2012Pre-proposal Template09-28-2012
USIEF (SSP)09-23-2012Pre-proposal Template09-28-2012
NSF NSF09-14-2012Pre-proposal Template10-19-2012
NIH NIH08-31-2012Pre-proposal Template10-17-2012
NSF AGEP08-30-2012Pre-proposal Template10-30-2012
NSF I-Corps Node08-20-2012Pre-proposal Template10-19-2012
NSF ADBC08-20-2012Pre-proposal Template10-19-2012
NSF ADVANCE08-06-2012Pre-proposal Template10-05-2012
NSF EPSCoR08-03-2012Pre-proposal Template10-03-2012
NIH NIH08-03-2012Pre-proposal Template09-19-2012
NSF RCRV07-20-2012Pre-proposal Template09-07-2012
NSF OEDG07-03-2012Pre-proposal Template09-03-2012
DHHS T0306-25-2012Pre-proposal Template08-24-2012
NEA Art06-22-2012Pre-proposal Template08-09-2012
NSF S-STEM06-15-2012Pre-proposal Template08-14-2012
NSF SNM04-05-2012Pre-proposal Template06-04-2012
NEA CAFT04-05-2012Pre-proposal Template05-24-2012
CPRIT HIHRRA03-30-2012Pre-proposal Template05-31-2012
CPRIT Core03-30-2012Pre-proposal Template05-31-2012
NSF PPM03-19-2012Pre-proposal Template04-16-2012
NSF IGERT03-12-2012Pre-proposal Template05-01-2012
NSF NUE03-09-2012Pre-proposal Template04-23-2012
NSF EESE02-02-2012Pre-proposal Template03-01-2012
TG TGBP01-24-2012Pre-proposal Template01-31-2012
DHHS COBRE) [P20]01-23-2012Pre-proposal Template02-21-2012
NSF SFS01-06-2012Pre-proposal Template02-11-2012
DOE Reactor12-16-2011Pre-proposal Template02-08-2012
DOE NEUP12-16-2011Pre-proposal Template02-08-2012
ORAU ORAU12-16-2011Pre-proposal Template01-13-2012
NEH US History12-14-2011Pre-proposal Template02-03-2012
DHHS P3012-12-2011Pre-proposal Template02-01-2012
NSF SEP12-12-2011Pre-proposal Template02-01-2012
NIH DIDARP) (R2412-09-2011Pre-proposal Template01-10-2012
NSF PFI12-09-2011Pre-proposal Template01-04-2012
NSF MRI11-30-2011Pre-proposal Template01-26-2012
EPA Governors11-11-2011Pre-proposal Template12-05-2011
NSF SRN11-10-2011Pre-proposal Template12-01-2011
CPRIT GAP11-10-2011Pre-proposal Template11-22-2011
NSF PIRE09-23-2011Pre-proposal Template10-19-2011
NSF STEP09-07-2011Pre-proposal Template09-27-2011
NIH D4309-07-2011Pre-proposal Template09-21-2011
NSF ADVANCE09-02-2011Pre-proposal Template10-03-2011
NSF RET09-02-2011Pre-proposal Template10-03-2011
KF SSP09-02-2011Pre-proposal Template09-30-2011
CDC R4908-12-2011Pre-proposal Template09-13-2011
CDC GICRC08-05-2011Pre-proposal Template10-28-2011
NRC NRC Fellowsh07-27-2011Pre-proposal Template08-27-2011
NSF S-STEM07-18-2011Pre-proposal Template08-11-2011
NIH P3005-02-2011Pre-proposal Template06-01-2011
NIH T3404-15-2011Pre-proposal Template05-25-2011
NIH R2504-15-2011Pre-proposal Template05-25-2011
NSF STC04-08-2011Pre-proposal Template05-30-2011
CPRIT HI-HR04-01-2011Pre-proposal Template05-31-2011
NIH (R25)04-01-2011Pre-proposal Template05-18-2011
NSF IGERT04-01-2011Pre-proposal Template05-02-2011
NIH (U18)03-11-2011Pre-proposal Template04-08-2011
NEA ACY02-11-2011Pre-proposal Template03-11-2011
DHHS KDCG02-07-2011Pre-proposal Template03-30-2011
NSF CI-TEAM02-07-2011Pre-proposal Template03-16-2011
NSF EESE02-04-2011Pre-proposal Template03-14-2011
NSF Petascale02-01-2011Pre-proposal Template03-14-2011
NSF URM02-01-2011Pre-proposal Template03-01-2011
NSF NCRN01-10-2011Pre-proposal Template02-16-2011
NIH DP512-20-2010Pre-proposal Template01-21-2011
NSF NEB12-20-2010Pre-proposal Template01-19-2011
NSF MRI12-13-2010Pre-proposal Template01-27-2011
ORAU ORAU12-13-2010Pre-proposal Template01-14-2011
NSF SNM12-10-2010Pre-proposal Template01-10-2011
NIH T90/R9011-22-2010Pre-proposal Template12-13-2010
NIH T90/R9011-22-2010Pre-proposal Template12-13-2010
NSF ADBC11-10-2010Pre-proposal Template12-10-2010
NIH G2009-17-2010Pre-proposal Template10-04-2010
NSF PFI09-17-2010Pre-proposal Template10-01-2010
NSF ADVANCE09-06-2010Pre-proposal Template10-03-2010
NSF STEP08-30-2010Pre-proposal Template09-28-2010
NSF MRC&T08-02-2010Pre-proposal Template09-01-2010
NSF PFC07-30-2010Pre-proposal Template08-11-2010
NSF PFC07-06-2010Pre-proposal Template08-08-2010
NSF S-STEM06-28-2010Pre-proposal Template08-12-2010
NSF BRC06-28-2010Pre-proposal Template07-23-2010
NSF MSP06-08-2010Pre-proposal Template07-08-2010
NSF IMR-MIP06-01-2010Pre-proposal Template06-21-2010
CPRIT HI-HRR05-10-2010Pre-proposal Template06-10-2010
NIH MARC U-STAR04-23-2010Pre-proposal Template05-25-2010
NSF NUE04-07-2010Pre-proposal Template05-07-2010
NSF I304-07-2010Pre-proposal Template04-07-2010
NSF GK-1203-22-2010Pre-proposal Template04-20-2010
NSF MRI03-08-2010Pre-proposal Template04-21-2010
NSF IGERT02-28-2010Pre-proposal Template03-29-2010
NIH KM102-25-2010Pre-proposal Template03-25-2010
NSF GeoEd02-12-2010Pre-proposal Template03-08-2010
NSF Noyce02-10-2010Pre-proposal Template03-10-2010
NSF EESE02-05-2010Pre-proposal Template03-01-2010
TG TGPBG01-28-2010Pre-proposal Template02-04-2010
NSF EESE01-04-2010Pre-proposal Template03-01-2010
NSF ADVANCE12-01-2009Pre-proposal Template01-20-2010
NIH IMSD (R25)11-30-2009Pre-proposal Template01-25-2010
NIH MARC (T36)11-30-2009Pre-proposal Template01-11-2010
UTSBR TIF-CycleV09-18-2009Pre-proposal Template10-09-2009
NSF SMP09-15-2009Pre-proposal Template10-05-2009
KF SSP09-15-2009Pre-proposal Template09-25-2009
CPRIT CPRIT09-10-2009Pre-proposal Template10-08-2009

Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-21-2014 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 04-29-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 The goal of the Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) competition is to bring together multidisciplinary teams of researchers, educators, managers, policymakers and other stakeholders to conduct collaborative research that addresses fundamental challenges in sustainability. The 2014 SRN competition will fund research networks with a focus on urban sustainability.

 Proposals should identify an ambitious and nationally important theme in urban sustainability, present a creative and innovative research agenda that builds upon existing work in this area, and describe how a network of researchers and other stakeholders will be supported that integrates a variety of disciplines, sectors and backgrounds in order to create new perspectives and yield significant new understanding and knowledge.

 

ELIGIBILE APPLICANT :

 Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

 Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.


Limit on Number of Proposal per PI –Co-PI:1   

 An individual may appear as a Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI in only one SRN proposal submitted in response to this program solicitation.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

 A single organization may submit a maximum of three proposals as the lead institution. There is no limit to participation as a partner institution. It is not likely that the SRN program will provide support for more than one SRN from any one lead institution in this competition.


 

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Sponsor: Department of Energy  (DOE)
Submission Name: BIOENERGY TECHNOLOGIES INCUBATOR -OFFICE OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY (EERE) (EERE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-11-2014 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-31-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is an organization focused on achieving aggressive and well-defined mid-to-long term clean energy goals for the United States of America. In that context, EERE has established multi-year plans and roadmaps. EERE focuses the majority of its resources on a limited number of "highest probability of success" pathways/approaches to ensure that the program initiatives are supported at a critical mass (both in terms of dollars and time) for maximum impact.

 

This roadmap-based approach is one of EERE's greatest strengths, which can create challenges in recognizing and exploring unanticipated, game changing pathways/approaches which may ultimately be superior to the pathways/approaches on our existing roadmaps.

 

To enhance the responsiveness of the roadmap approach, EERE is issuing "Incubator" Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) within its existing Offices and programs to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help meet existing goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios.  The Incubator programs will allow EERE to assess new technologies for their potential to be “on ramped” to future MYPPs.  Successful incubator projects will reduce the risk associated with potentially breakthrough approaches and technologies so that they could be viable candidates for inclusion in future program roadmaps.

 

COST SHARE REQUIREMENT-20% of the total project costs.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Applicants may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application for consideration under this FOA.

 

 

 

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Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
Submission Name: Minority Health Research and Education Grant Program Allied (MHGP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-21-2014 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 04-04-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

MHGP was established to provide funding to eligible institutions of higher education to conduct research and educational projects on public health issues affecting one or more minority groups in Texas.

This specific Request for Applications (RFA) seeks to support eligible public and private institutions of higher education that would increase the number of Hispanic and African-American students who would participate and succeed in allied health education. Projects would propose one or more new and sustainable educational pathways to an allied health degree for students who have previously (1) completed certificates or associate degrees and would seek a higher degree in an allied health discipline or (2) completed their general education requirements at a two-year institution and would transfer to a university or health science center to seek their first degree in an allied health discipline. The pathway(s) would transition students to baccalaureate or graduate degrees using curricular reform, industry engagement, innovative practices and programs, and data and accountability systems for program improvement and student assessment.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Letters of Intent per Organization: 3

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Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Submission Name: High Impact/ High-Risk Research Awards (CPRIT)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-24-2014 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-03-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

CPRIT High-Impact/High-Risk (HIHR) Research Awards seek to provide short-term funding to explore the feasibility of high-risk projects that, if successful, would contribute major new insights into the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancers. Because HIHR Research Awards are designed to support new ideas, preliminary data are not required. Using this mechanism, CPRIT intends to support innovative, developmental projects that focus on exceptionally promising topics that are not yet sufficiently mature to compete successfully for more conventional funding. The HIHR Research Awards are expected to provide the foundation for individual or multiple investigator awards upon completion. Applicants must explain why more conventional sources of support are not available for the proposed research and how short-term funding will lead to strong applications for additional support.

ELIGIBILE APPLICANT :

The applicant must be a Texas-based entity. Any not-for-profit institution or organization that conducts research is eligible to apply for funding under this award mechanism. A public or private company is also eligible for funding under this award mechanism.

The Principal Investigator (PI) must have a doctoral degree, including M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S., D.M.D., Dr.P.H., D.O., D.V.M., or equivalent, and reside in Texas for the period of the time that the research that is the subject of the grant is conducted.

A PI may submit only one new or resubmission application under this RFA during this funding cycle.

PI Limit: One

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

Two proposals may be submitted for the University of Texas Arlington

Funding Information:

Applicants may request a total of $200,000 for a period of up to 24 months (2 years), inclusive of both direct and indirect costs. Because of the nature of this funding mechanism, renewal applications will not be accepted. Follow-on applications will not be funded until the time requested for the HIHR Research Award has passed. Award funds may be used to pay for salary and benefits, research supplies, equipment, and clinical costs. Requests for funds for travel to scientific meetings are not appropriate for this funding mechanism, nor are requests for funds to support construction and/or renovation. State law limits the amount of award funding that may be spent on indirect costs to no more than 5 percent of the total award amount.

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Sponsor: North Central Texas Council Of Governments (NCTCOG)
Submission Name: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (NCTCOG)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-21-2014 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-28-2014

Program Information:

Purpose:

The purpose of the this program is to support programs that prevent violence in and around schools and to improve the juvenile justice system and develop effective education, training, prevention, diversion, treatment, and rehabilitation programs in the area of juvenile delinquency.

Eligible activities-

-Diversion

-Job Training

-Professional Therapy and Counseling/ Mental Health 

-School Base Deliquency Prevention

-Substance Abuse

Project Period: Grant-funded projects must begin on or after September 1, 2014, and expire on or before August 31, 2015

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Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
Submission Name: Minority Health Research and Education Grant Program ((MHGP))
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-03-2014 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-20-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

MHGP was established to provide funding to eligible institutions of higher education to conduct research and educational projects on public health issues affecting one or more minority groups in Texas.

This specific Request for Applications (RFA) solicits recruitment and/or retention projects from eligible public and private institutions of higher education, enabling more African Americans and Hispanics to enroll in and graduate from a specific health degree program(s) that previously had reported a low percentage of African-American and Hispanic graduates.

 

ELIGIBILE APPLICANT :

An Eligible Applicant (Eligible Applicant or Applicant) is a public or private Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accredited general academic or health-related institution, or a Center for Teacher Education, located in Texas, that independently conducts research or educational programs that address minority health issues or that forms a partnership with a minority organization, college, or university to conduct research or educational programs that address minority health issues.  Two-year institutions, including community colleges, state colleges, and technical colleges, are not eligible to submit a grant application.  However, an Eligible Applicant is encouraged to partner with one or more two-year institutions in applying to this RFA.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

 

An Eligible Applicant may submit a maximum of two Applications.

 

***NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY REQUIREMENT***

 

Applicants ARE REQUIRED to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply on or before January 20, 2014 to the THECB.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Major Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development ((MRI))
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-22-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-23-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums, science centers, and not-for-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use are encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions.

To accomplish these goals, the MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of shared research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. Instruments are expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. For the purposes of the MRI program, proposals must be for either acquisition or development of a single instrument or for equipment that, when combined, serves as an integrated research instrument (physical or virtual). The MRI program does not support the acquisition or development of a suite of instruments to outfit research laboratories/facilities or to conduct independent research activities simultaneously. Further guidance on appropriate requests can be found in the MRI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at http://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/programs/mri.

Instrument acquisition or development proposals that request funds from NSF in the range $100,000-$4 million will be accepted from all eligible organizations. Proposals that request funds from NSF less than $100,000 will also be accepted from all eligible organizations for the disciplines of mathematics or social, behavioral and economic sciences and from non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education for all NSF-supported disciplines.

Cost-sharing at the level of 30% of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and for non-degree-granting organizations. Non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are exempt from the cost-sharing requirement.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Submission Eligibility

Proposals may only be submitted by domestic (United States) organizations located in the United States, its territories or possessions, as follows:

1. Institutions of higher education (Ph.D.-granting and non-Ph.D.-granting), acting on behalf of their faculty members, that are accredited in and have a campus in the United States, its territories or possessions. Distinct academic campuses (e.g., that award their own degrees, have independent administrative structures, admissions policies, alumni associations, etc.) within multi-campus systems qualify as separate submission-eligible institutions.

MREFC-related Proposals: The MRI program will not accept proposals for instruments that augment the scope of an NSF Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) project if that project is currently receiving funding through the MREFC account.

FFRDC-related Proposals: Proposals for the acquisition or development of an instrument to be located at a facility of another Federal agency or one of their Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) must be submitted as a consortium proposal by an MRI submission-eligible organization as described in item 3(b) above. The proposal must include the facility/FFRDC (or its managing organization) as a partner in the consortium, even if the role of the FFRDC in the project is solely to house the instrument. The instruments must make unique contributions to the needs of researchers elsewhere or establish access to new multi-user facilities. The current list of FFRDCs can be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf05306/.

PI Limit:

None Specified


Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

**Note: The 30% cost-sharing requirement applies to only the portion of the total project cost budgeted to non-exempt organization(s), including those participating through subawards. Cost-sharing is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and for non-degree-granting organizations. Non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are exempt from the cost-sharing requirement. See section V.B. for specific information on cost-sharing calculations and the solicitation text for definitions of organizational types used for the MRI program.

If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition).

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: None Specified

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 

Cost Sharing Requirements: Cost Sharing is required. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

 Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable

 Other Budgetary Limitations: Other budgetary limitations apply. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

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Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Submission Name: Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards (ORAU)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-08-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-10-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities.

Technical Areas-

 

PI Limit:

 

Full-time assistant professors at ORAU member institutions within two years of their initial tenure track appointment at the time of application are eligible. If there is a question on eligibility, the ORAU Councilor makes the final decision.

 

Each ORAU member councilor may submit up to two applications each year.

Funding Source and Duration-

Funding is provided exclusively from non-federal monies by ORAU. The award amount provided by ORAU is $5,000. The applicant’s institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000. This is a one-year grant (June 1 to May 31).

Funding Restrictions-

 

This award can include funds for faculty summer salary, graduate student salary, travel, equipment, or other assistance relevant to the faculty member’s research.  ORAU does not allow overhead charges or indirect costs on the award from ORAU or the university match.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-03-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 12-03-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Type 1 proposals are invited from academic institutions accredited in, and having a campus located in the United States and its territories, from consortia thereof, or from nonprofit organizations that have established consortia among such academic institutions. The academic institutions must offer either associate degrees or baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM). Associate degree-granting institutions with a demonstrated record of articulation to STEM baccalaureate programs need not necessarily grant associate degrees in STEM fields in order to be eligible for this program.

Projects may involve a single institution, collaboration with business and industry partners, or collaboration among several institutions. For example, projects may include collaborative efforts that improve the transition of students among the collaborating institutions, such as transfer between two- and four-year institutions.

Type 2 proposals are invited from any individual or organization eligible to submit proposals to the NSF.

PI Limit: None

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

An institution that awards baccalaureate degrees is allowed to submit only one Type 1 proposal, or to be part of only one consortium submitting a Type 1 proposal. An institution that awards associate degrees, and does not award baccalaureate degrees, is allowed to be the lead institution on only one Type 1 proposal, and, in addition, may be a partner on one or more Type 1 proposals.

There are no restrictions on the number of Type 2 proposals that an individual or organization may submit.

Exception: If an institution is submitting a proposal under the "Special Funding Focus on Retention in Engineering and Computer Science" (see Program Description for details), it may also submit a second proposal under Type 1, either individually or as part of a consortium.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Grant duration is expected to be 5 years for Type 1A and 1B proposals and 1-4 years for Type 2 proposals.

Grant duration for Type 1A and 1B awards is expected to be 5 years, with the final 2 years of funding contingent on determination that satisfactory progress has been made by the awardee during the first 3 years.

The level of funding for which institutions can apply is based on their total enrollments of undergraduate students (full-time equivalents). Institutions enrolling 5,000 or fewer undergraduate students may request up to a total of $500,000 for a period of five years, those enrolling between 5000 and 15,000 undergraduate students may request up to a total of $1.0 million for five years, and those enrolling more than 15,000 undergraduate students may request up to a total of $2.0 million for five years.

Consortia of institutions are eligible to request funds within these limits based on their total, combined undergraduate enrollment. Such consortial requests must provide clear evidence that the proposed partnership is both meaningful and important to the success of the project. In addition, consortia for which the lead institution is one that awards baccalaureate degrees may request additional funds if the consortium includes one or more institutions that award only associate degrees, and if the institution(s) that awards associate degrees has a leadership role in the project and will receive significant funding under the request.

In such cases the total that may be requested is raised from $500,000 to $600,000, or from $1.0 million to $1.2 million, or from $2.0 million to $2.5 million according to the guidelines above based on the total enrollments of undergraduate students (full-time equivalents). For Type 2 proposals, individuals or organizations are eligible to request up to a total of $1.5 million.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-18-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 11-18-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) program supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team with a least one industry partner, to collaborate in building technological and human innovation capacity [4]. This innovation capacity is intended to endure beyond the initial award. Partnerships that build the capacity to innovate are expected to be effective at innovating and able to continue to innovate. They are highly intentional about creating an environment that fosters innovation. These partnerships not only develop new technology but also foster the development of human capital that embraces a culture of change, nurtures the generation of new ideas, and considers feedback an integral part of the innovation processes. Partnership members are diverse, representing a spectrum of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Partnership activities that drive sustained innovation include the targeted allocation of resources such as capital, time, facilities; and sharing of knowledge in a cross-organizational and interdisciplinary context.

The PFI:BIC partnership team should focus on technological innovations with potential for significant economic/societal impact. The team collaborates on research, focusing on novel applications motivated by existing research discoveries and based on a platform technology with the potential to achieve transformational change in existing service systems or to spur entirely new service systems. To attain this goal, these partnerships, which inherently require interdisciplinary research, must address what is needed to advance this technology so as to enable a "smart" service system or systems to enter into the commercialization process, succeed in the marketplace, and achieve positive economic, social, and environmental outcomes. Such advancement involves not only engineering, computer science, and other fields of science, but also an understanding of the potential interaction of the technology with customers and the broader public affected by the technology, the "socio-technical system." A full understanding of the socio-technical system will require interdisciplinary teams that include social, behavior, and/or cognitive sciences. Finally, the team should demonstrate an understanding of potential commercial applications and markets, which should contribute to guiding the project activities.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

U.S. universities and two-and four-year colleges (including community and technical colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the U.S., acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions. The lead (submitting) organization must be an academic institution.

Collaborative proposals between organizations are not permitted. (A collaborative proposal is defined as simultaneous proposal submissions for a joint project from different organizations, with each organization requesting a separate award).

PI Limit:

The PI cannot concurrently be a PI on more than one active Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity award.

A PI who submits a proposal in response to this program solicitation may not submit a proposal for funding consideration in the same fiscal year to the Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation program.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

Academic institutions are limited to participation on two (2) proposals as a lead institution. A lead academic institution that has submitted a proposal has the option to participate as a subawardee on any other proposal submitted under this solicitation. Lead academic institutions that have submitted a proposal may also provide consultants to other proposals submitted under this solicitation.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Limitations:

NSF will not provide salary support for personnel employed by Federal Agencies or Federally Funded Research and Development Centers.

Budget Limitations:

Proposers may request up to $800,000 from NSF for an award duration of three (3) years.

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):

November 18, 2013

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Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Submission Name: Summer Stipends Program (NEH)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-01-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-26-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Summer Stipends program welcomes projects that respond to NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative. Such projects could focus on cultures internationally or within the United States. International projects might seek to enlarge Americans’ understanding of other places and times, as well as other perspectives and intellectual traditions. American projects might explore the great variety of cultural influences on, and myriad subcultures within, American society. These projects might also investigate how Americans have approached and attempted to surmount seemingly unbridgeable cultural divides, or examine the ideals of civility and civic discourse that have informed this quest. In connection with a focus on civic discourse, projects might explore the role of women in America’s civic life as well as the civic role of women in other cultures and regions of the world.

Limit on Nominations per Organization:

Each college and university in the United States and its jurisdictions may nominate two faculty members. Any faculty member is eligible for nomination.

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.

Cost Sharing-NEH Summer Stipends are awarded to individuals, not to institutions. They do not require cost sharing and do not include indirect costs

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-19-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-18-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The information associated with various collections of organisms, such as geographic, paleogeographic and stratigraphic distribution, environmental habitat data, phenology, information about associated organisms, collector field notes, and tissues and molecular data extracted from the specimens, is a rich resource providing the baseline from which to further biodiversity research and provide critical information about existing gaps in our knowledge of life on earth. The national resource is structured at three levels: a central coordinating organization, a series of thematic networks based on an important research theme, and the physical collections. The national resource builds upon a sizable existing national investment in curation of the physical objects in scientific collections and contributes vitally to scientific research and technology interests in the United States. It will become an invaluable tool in understanding contemporary biological issues and challenges.

Organization Limit-

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
  • Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.
  • State and Local Governments: State educational offices or organizations and local school districts.

PI Limit:

None Specified

  • Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Only one Thematic Collections Networks (TCN) proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization. Organizations may be involved in more than one collaborative effort as a non-lead proposal.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

An individual may appear as PI or co-PI on no more than one ADBC proposal submitted to any annual ADBC competition.

Budget Information:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.
  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable
  • Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-05-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 11-04-2013

Program Information:

Synoposis of Program:

For many decades, an increasing number of women have obtained STEM doctoral degrees, however, women, particularly women of color, continue to be significantly underrepresented in almost all STEM academic positions. While the degree of underrepresentation varies among STEM disciplines, women's advancement to senior professorial ranks and leadership roles is an issue in all fields. The underrepresentation of women is also a critical issue for the nation, at large, as its need to develop a globally competitive and diverse workforce increases.

Research has shown that women's representation and advancement in academic STEM positions are affected by many external factors that are unrelated to their ability, interest and technical skills (Spencer, et al, 1999; Halpern and Tan, 2001; Hyde, 2005; National Academy of Sciences, 2007). Such factors include, but are not limited to: stereotype threat, societal impacts, organizational constraints of academic institutions; differential effect of work and family demands; implicit and explicit bias; and lack of women in academic leadership and decision-making positions. The cumulative effect of such diverse factors has been to create infrastructural barriers that impact the number of women entering, persisting and advancing in STEM careers.

Thus, the goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE also has as its goal to seminally contribute to and inform the general knowledge base on gender equity in the academic STEM disciplines.

To this end, ADVANCE will support the following types of projects:

Institutional Transformation (IT) (One submssion per organization)

Institutional Transformation awards are expected to include innovative and systemic organizational approaches to transform institutions of higher education in ways that will increase the participation and advancement of women in STEM academic careers. These awards support comprehensive programs for institution-wide change. Additionally, IT projects must include a supplementary 5-page research study designed to investigate theory-driven models and innovations related to the participation and advancement of women in the academic STEM disciplines. It is expected that the research study will inform institutional transformation, or other relevant areas of academic investigation. Research that investigates novel aspects of the proposal is especially encouraged.

Previous or current funding from ADVANCE is not a prerequisite for submitting an IT proposal. Any institution meeting the minimum eligibility requirements may apply for an IT award (see Eligibility Information below).

Proposals for IT awards from community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, minority-serving institutions (e.g. Tribal Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions), women's colleges, and institutions primarily serving persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. It is anticipated that there may be significant differences in the issues facing faculty in these institutions, compared to faculty in other types of institutions, which will warrant development of unique strategies and/or adaptation of proven strategies in a unique way to achieve ADVANCE Program goals.

Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT-Catalyst, formerly IT-Start)(One submssion per organization)

IT-Catalyst awards are designed to support historically resource-challenged institutions in their efforts to conduct institutional self-assessment activities (i.e., data collection, data analysis, policy review) in order to identify specific issues in the recruitment, retention and promotion of women faculty in STEM disciplines. This area of work is considered fundamental for all institutions of higher education that plan to undertake institutional transformation.

The institution's need for external resources to undertake institutional self assessment and policy review will, specifically, be evaluated using additional ADVANCE merit review criteria. Institutions applying for IT-Catalyst awards are expected to demonstrate institutional need within the proposal. Such need should be unrelated to recent national or state occurrences (e.g., decreased state funding, national economic disaster, etc.) unless an institution is disproportionately impacted by such circumstances. Institutions that are particularly encouraged to apply for the ADVANCE IT-Catalyst award include: primarily undergraduate institutions; institutions that have historically received lesser amounts of NSF research funding; minority serving institutions (e.g. Tribal Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions); women's colleges; institutions primarily serving persons with disabilities; and institutions that have a Carnegie classification of master's colleges and universities, baccalaureate colleges, associate colleges or tribal colleges. Further, it is anticipated that there may be significant differences in the issues facing faculty in these institutions, compared to faculty in other types of institutions, which will warrant development of unique strategies and/or adaptation of proven strategies in a unique way to achieve ADVANCE Program goals.

Previous or current funding from ADVANCE is not a prerequisite for submitting an IT-Catalyst proposal. Any institution meeting the minimum eligibility requirements may apply for an IT-Catalyst award (see Eligibility Information below).

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

The categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the Grant Proposal Guide, Chapter I, Section E.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: None Specified

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Proposer organizations may submit only one Institutional Transformation proposal or one IT-Catalyst proposal.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: None Specified

Proposal Preparation and Submission Instructions

· Letters of Intent: Submission of Letters of Intent is required. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited
  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable
  • Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):

October 04, 2013 Required for

  • Institutional Transformation (IT) and Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT-Catalyst)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):

  • November 12, 2013

    Institutional Transformation (IT) and Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT-Catalyst)

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science (RET)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-05-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-07-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program supports the active involvement of K-12 science, technology, engineering, computer and information science, and mathematics (STEM) teachers and community college faculty in engineering and computer science research in order to bring knowledge of engineering, computer science, and technological innovation into their classrooms. The goal is to help build long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 STEM teachers, community college faculty, and the NSF university research community by involving the teachers and community college faculty in engineering and computer science research and helping them translate their research experiences and new knowledge into classroom activities. Partnerships with inner city schools or other high needs schools are especially encouraged, as is participation by underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. This announcement features two mechanisms for support of in-service and pre-service K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty: RET supplements to ongoing ENG or CISE awards and new RET Site awards. RET supplements may be included in proposals for new or renewed NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) or CISE grants or as supplements to ongoing NSF ENG or CISE funded projects. RET in Engineering and Computer Science Sites are based on independent proposals from engineering or computer and information science departments, schools or colleges to initiate and conduct research participation projects for a number of K-12 STEM teachers and/or community college faculty.

AWARD INFORMATION

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Organization Limit:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
  • Small businesses with an active SBIR or STTR grant are eligible to apply for an RET supplement

PI Limit:

The principal investigator of a RET in Engineering and Computer Science Site proposal must have a faculty appointment, within a College/Department of Engineering or Engineering Technology or a College/Department of Computer and Information Science broadly defined (e.g., including HCI, Software Engineering, Networking Science, Informatics) within the submitting U.S. academic institution.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

Three site proposals may be submitted per competition by a U.S. academic institution, College/Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and Information Science as the lead institution.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.
  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable
  • Other Budgetary Limitations: Other budgetary limitations apply. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

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Sponsor: Searle Scholars Program (SSP)
Submission Name: Searle Scholars Program (SSP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-26-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-27-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding young scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Generally, the program makes 15 new grants annually.

Submissions are restricted to selected candidates from invited institutions only and are not open to individuals who have not been selected by their institution to participate in the competition. The list of invited institutions can be found on the Participating Institutions page. Individuals from an invited institution who are considering submitting an application should consult with the individual at their institution who handles outside awards to determine how many applications their institution has been allowed to submit, as well as how selections will be made within their institution.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1


Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: None Specified

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Grants are currently set at $300,000 for a three-year period, with $100,000 payable in the first year and equal sums payable in the second and third years, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Normally, fifteen new awards will be made annually. The awards will be made to tax-exempt institutions described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and will be designated for the support of the research programs described in the applications. Awards are issued from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Online Resource Center for Ethics Education in Science and Engineering ((ORCEESE))
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-24-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 08-07-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The program will fund one five-year award (2014-2018) to collect and curate multi-media materials (including research findings, pedagogical materials, and promising practices) for an online, state-of-the-art resource center that will support efforts by scientists and engineers to incorporate ethical issues and reasoning into their pedagogy and research. The online resource center should be creative, comprehensive, accessible, and evolving. The team will incorporate strategies and techniques to keep the Ethics Online Resource Center relevant and up to date.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1


Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: None Specified

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 

· Cost Sharing Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

· Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable

· Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ((S-STEM))
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-23-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 08-13-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need, enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution.

The program does not make scholarship awards directly to students; students should contact their institution’s Office of Financial Aid for this and other scholarship opportunities.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 

 

An Institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 Provide a budget for each year of support requested. The maximum S-STEM request is normally not to exceed $600,000 direct cost in total. Annual budgets are limited to $225,000 direct cost. The annual and cumulative limits, which apply separately, include all direct cost funds (scholarships, administrative costs, and student support costs).


Additional funds up to 15% of the total scholarship amount may be requested for expenses related to program administration (up to 5%) and student support services (up to 10%), all of which must be listed under the appropriate NSF budget categories.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-16-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-16-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

A vigorous Mid-Scale Innovations Program (MSIP) was recommended by the 2010 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, citing "many highly promising projects for achieving diverse and timely science." As described in this solicitation, the Division of Astronomical Sciences will establish a new mid-scale program to support a variety of astronomical activities within a cost range up to $40M. This program will be formally divided into four subcategories: 1) limited term, self-contained science projects; 2) longer term mid-scale facilities; 3) development investments for future mid-scale and large-scale projects; and 4) community open access capabilities. The MSIP will emphasize both strong scientific merit and a well-developed plan for student training and involvement of a diverse and inclusive workforce in instrumentation, facility development, or data management.

Organization Limit-

The categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the Grant Proposal Guide, Chapter I, Section E.

PI Limit: None Specified

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

A single organization may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution. Full proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF, and no more than two invitations will be issued to a single organization. There is no limit to participation as a partner institution.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

Any one individual may be the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) for no more than one preliminary or full proposal.

Budget Information:

 

· Cost Sharing Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

· Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable

· Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable


**Due Dates**

 

Preliminary Proposal due date to NSF- 9/16/13

Full Proposal due date to NSF - 2/21/14

 

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-08-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 07-16-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure, improve, and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; 2) to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community; and 3) to transfer collection ownership responsibilities.

The CSBR program provides for enhancements that secure and improve existing collections, result in accessible digitized specimen-related data, and develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management. Requests should demonstrate a clear and urgent need to secure the collection, and the proposed activities should address that need. Biological collections supported include established living stock/culture collections, vouchered non-living natural history collections, and jointly-curated ancillary collections such as preserved tissues and DNA libraries.

 

Organization Limit-

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

 

· Proposals are accepted from U.S. organizations, including colleges and universities that maintain research collections, natural history museums including herbaria, and other collections administered by independent organizations or by state, county, or local governments; non-federal and non-profit research organizations that maintain collections; and field stations, marine laboratories, botanical gardens, zoological parks, and aquaria that maintain living or vouchered research collections significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community. The size of an organization is not a factor in determining eligibility.

 

Potential proposers for any of the Competitive Areas are strongly encouraged to contact one of the CSBR Program Directors if they have any questions concerning eligibility.

 

PI Limit: None Specified

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: None Specified

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 

Cost Sharing: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited

 

Budget Preparation Instructions:

 

Provide a cost-breakdown and narrative justification for budgeted items, including personnel. At least two vendor quotes for items of equipment and supplies that total more than $10,000 should be included. Specialized items that are components of a larger system (e.g. specimen cabinets and compactors) are considered as equipment under the CSBR program guidelines.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-26-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 08-26-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) provide sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. MRSECs address research of a scope and complexity requiring the scale, synergy, and interdisciplinarity provided by a campus-based research center. They support materials research infrastructure in the United States, promote active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry and international institutions, and contribute to the development of a national network of university-based centers in materials research, education, and facilities. A MRSEC may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions in partnership.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

 

  • Proposals may be submitted by academic institutions in the US with broad programs in materials research and education. Academic institutions, as defined by the GPG, are universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members.

 

PI Limit:

None Specified

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

 

 Only one MRSEC preliminary proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization in this competition. An organization proposing research in several groups should submit a single MRSEC proposal with multiple Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs). A MRSEC proposal must contain a minimum of 2 IRGs and a maximum of 5 IRGs. The IRGs in a center may be topically related, or they may address different topical aspects of materials research. A single center at an organization allows efficient usage of resources, including common infrastructure, and better coordination of education and other activities of the center.

 

Institutions that were awarded a MRSEC in the FY 2011 competition as the lead institution are not eligible to submit a MRSEC proposal as a lead institution in this competition. Existing MRSECs should have the ability to re-prioritize resources and add new participants through, for example, their seed program.

 

Full MRSEC proposals may be submitted by invitation only.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: An individual may be the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI for only one preliminary proposal.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 

  • Cost Sharing Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.
  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable
  • Other Budgetary Limitations: Awards are expected to range in size from about $2.0 million/year to a maximum of $5.0 million/year for a MRSEC proposal, depending on the number of IRGs. The budget for the full proposal may not be larger than the preliminary proposal budget.

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Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Submission Name: ARTS Education/Artworks (NEA)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-08-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 08-08-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to providing leadership in arts education and to enhancing the quality of and access to arts education for our nation’s young people. Children and youth cannot receive a full education without the arts as part of a field of study and practice.

The Arts Endowment supports standards-based projects that provide opportunities for children and youth to gain in-depth knowledge and skills in the arts in school and community-based settings. Arts education programs play a pivotal role as the nation seeks to improve high school graduation rates, counter the achievement gap in urban and rural communities, and respond to innovations in technology that may transform how and what young people learn.

Funding under Arts Education is available for in-depth, curriculum-based arts education for children and youth (generally between ages 5 and 18) in schools or other community-based settings. Projects must provide participatory learning that engages students with accomplished artists and teachers; align with either national or state arts education standards; and include assessments of participant learning. Funding also is available to support professional development opportunities for teachers, teaching artists, and other education providers. All projects must include the following elements:

  • Experience: Participants will experience exemplary works of art—in live form where possible. Through the guidance of teachers, teaching artists, and cultural organizations, students and/or arts education providers will study works of art in order to understand the cultural and social context from which they come, and to appreciate the technical and/or aesthetic qualities of each work. Participants will gain increased knowledge and skills in the art form.
  • Create: Informed by their experience and engagement in an art form, participants will create or perform art. In the case of museums, the primary creative activities could build visual literacy through observation and/or critique as well as through curatorial tasks related to an exhibition.
  • Assess: Participant learning will be measured and assessed according to either national or state arts education standards.

The Arts Endowment strongly endorses the arts as a core academic subject area and encourages projects that have significant potential to be shared and/or replicated, or are likely to lead to innovation in arts teaching and learning. Applicants must provide curriculum frameworks and carefully designed assessments of participant learning.

Application Limits-

An organization may submit only one application under these FY 2013 Grants for Arts Projects guidelines, with few exceptions as listed below.

Exceptions to the one-application rule are made only for:

• Parent (and Related) Organizations)

A parent organization that comprises separately identifiable and independent components (e.g., a university campus that has a presenting organization and a radio station) may submit an application for each such component. In addition, a parent organization also may submit one application on its own behalf for a distinctly different project. The parent organization must meet the eligibility requirements for all applicants. NOTE: A related organization that performs grant administration duties for a parent organization (e.g., a college foundation that administers grants awarded to a college and its components) may submit applications for components and the parent organization in lieu of such applications being submitted by the parent. The related organization must meet the eligibility requirements for all applicants.

An independent component must be a unit that is both programmatically and administratively distinct from the parent organization, have its own staff and budget, and generally have an independent board that has substantial responsibility for oversight and management. To qualify as independent, a component should be equivalent to a stand-alone institution with a separate mission.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

An organization may request a grant amount from $10,000 to 100,000.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1: (RII Track-1) (EPSCOR)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-06-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 08-06-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. This program is directed at those jurisdictions that have historically received lesser amounts of NSF Research and Development (R&D) funding. Twenty-eight jurisdictions, including twenty-five states (Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming), the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territories of Guam and the U. S. Virgin Islands are currently eligible to participate in the RII program. Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education, and industry that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a jurisdiction's research infrastructure, R&D capacity, and hence, its national R&D competitiveness.

Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1: (RII Track-1) awards provide up to $4 million per year for up to 5 years to support physical, human, and cyber infrastructure improvements in research areas selected by the jurisdiction's EPSCoR steering committee as having the best potential to improve future R&D competitiveness of the jurisdiction.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • Only jurisdictions that meet the EPSCoR eligibility criteria may submit proposals to the Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1: (RII Track-1) competition. The jurisdiction's EPSCoR steering committee must designate a fiscal agent/proposing organization as the responsible recipient for the RII Track-1 award. Where possible, this should be the employing organization of the Project Director. The jurisdiction must have in place a Science and Technology Plan in order to submit a RII Track-1 proposal.

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

PI Limit:

Principal Investigators/Project Directors of proposed EPSCoR projects must be affiliated with research universities, agencies, or organizations within the participant jurisdiction.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Only one Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1: (RII Track-1) proposal may be submitted in response to this solicitation by the designated fiscal agent/proposing organization, acting on behalf of a jurisdiction's EPSCoR steering committee.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

An investigator may serve as PI or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted in response to this solicitation.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements: Cost Sharing is required. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.
  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable
  • Other Budgetary Limitations: Other budgetary limitations apply. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) (CSBR)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  05-16-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 07-16-2013

Program Information:

The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds for improvements to secure, improve, and organize collections that are significant to the NSF/BIO-funded research community. Support is also provided to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community. Supplemental funding is also available to transfer collection ownership responsibilities or consolidate or combine existing collections.

The CSBR program provides for enhancements that secure and improve existing collections, result in accessible digitized specimen-related data, and develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management. Requests should demonstrate a clear and urgent need to secure the collection, and the proposed activities should address that need. Biological collections supported include established living stocks/culture collections, vouchered non-living natural history collections, and jointly-curated ancillary collections such as preserved tissues and DNA libraries.

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • Proposals are accepted from U.S. organizations, including colleges and universities that maintain research collections, natural history museums including herbaria, and other collections administered by independent organizations or by state, county, or local governments; non-federal and non-profit research organizations that maintain collections; and field stations, marine laboratories, botanical gardens, zoological parks, and aquaria that maintain living or vouchered research collections significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community. The size of an organization is not a factor in determining eligibility.

Potential proposers for any of the Competitive Areas are strongly encouraged to contact one of the CSBR Program Directors if they have any questions concerning eligibility.

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable
  • Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: National Institute of Health (NRMN)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  05-01-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-10-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The NIH plans to provide a single, multi-year award for the NRMN, to begin in 2014. The NRMN multi-year FOA is expected to be issued in the fall of 2013. The NRMN grantee will be expected to establish robust partnerships with various organizations through which mentors may be recruited. The NRMN will collaborate with institutions in the NIH Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) program, a related initiative in the Enhancing Diversity in the NIH-funded Workforce Program, to provide mentorship to participating BUILD students. However, mentees are not limited to students, fellows, and faculty from within the BUILD initiative. The NRMN is expected to establish a national network that incorporates mentees from the many existing NIH-funded programs that aim to recruit and retain scientists from diverse backgrounds. Recognizing that mentoring programs already exist at many institutions, the NRMN is expected to leverage existing resources and expertise to expand and enhance local efforts to reach mentees across the country. Both NRMN and BUILD will work with a Coordination and Evaluation Center to ensure appropriate coordination between the two programs, as well as other NIH diversity programs. Rigorous evaluations will be conducted to assess whether the program as a whole is achieving transformative change.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Only one application per institution, identified by a unique DUNS number, is allowed.

NIH will not accept any application that is essentially the same as one already reviewed within the past thirty-seven months (as described in the NIH Grants Policy Statement), except for submission:

PI Limit: None Specified

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Award Budget- Award budgets for NRMN planning grants may not exceed $130,000 in direct costs.

Award Project Period-The project period is six months.

Cost Sharing-This FOA does not require cost sharing.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) (SNM)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-03-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 06-03-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a third year of a program on collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations. This program is in response to and is a component of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Signature Initiative: Sustainable Nanomanufacturing - Creating the Industries of the Future (http://www.nano.gov/node/611). Although many nanofabrication techniques have demonstrated the ability to fabricate small quantities of nanomaterials and devices for characterization and evaluation purposes, the emphasis of this program is on research to overcome the key impediments that prevent the low cost production of useful nanomaterials, devices and systems at industrially relevant scale. Therefore, competitive proposals will incorporate three elements in their research plans:

  • A persuasive argument that the nanomaterials, devices or systems to be produced have or are likely to have sufficient demand to justify eventual scale-up;
  • A clearly identified and arguably complete set of research issues that must be addressed to enable the low cost production of high quality products; and
  • A compelling research plan with clear objectives to overcome the identified research issues that is supported by preliminary results relevant to scale-up.

The mode of support is Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT). Proposals submitted to this program must address at least one, and preferably more than one, of the following interconnected themes:

  • Novel processes and techniques for continuous and scalable nanomanufacturing;
  • Directed (e.g. physical/chemical/biological) self-assembly processes leading to heterogeneous nanostructures with the potential for high-rate production;
  • Fundamental scientific research in well-defined areas that are compellingly justified as critical impediments to scale-up;
  • Principles and design methods to produce machines and processes to manufacture nanoscale structures, devices and systems; and/or
  • Societal, environmental and educational implications of the large-scale production and use of nanomaterials, devices and systems, including the life-cycle analysis of such nanomaterials, devices and systems.

Other research and education projects in nanoscale science and engineering will continue to be supported in the relevant programs and divisions.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  •  Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.

PI Limit:

 Principal Investigators must be at the faculty level or equivalent.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

 An academic institution – a university, or a campus in a multi-campus university -- may submit no more than one (1) proposal on which it is the lead organization in response to this solicitation. The same organization may be a collaborative partner in any number of other multi-organization group proposals in which it is not the lead. A proposal involving more than one organization must be submitted as a single proposal in which a single award is requested, with the managing principal investigator from the lead organization and subawards administered by the lead organization to any other participating organizations.

 Limit on Number of Proposals per PI:   None Specified

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  •    Cost Sharing Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

 

  •    Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable

 

  •    Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering (NUE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-22-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-22-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 One nanometer (one billionth of a meter) is a magical point on the dimensional scale. Nanostructures are at the confluence of the smallest of human-made devices and the largest molecules of living systems known today. Nanoscale science and engineering (NSE) here refers to the fundamental understanding and resulting technological advances arising from the exploitation of new physical, chemical, and biological properties of systems that are intermediate in size, between isolated atoms and molecules and bulk materials, where the transitional properties between the two limits can be controlled. During the last few years, novel structures, phenomena, and processes have been observed at the nanoscale (from a fraction of a nanometer to about 100 nm) and new experimental, theoretical, and simulation tools have been developed for investigating them. These advances provide exciting opportunities for scientific and technological developments in nanoparticles, nanostructure materials, nanodevices, and systems.

 Nanotechnology is the creation and utilization of functional materials, devices, and systems with novel properties and functions that are achieved through the control and restructuring of matter at the atomic, molecular and macromolecular levels. A revolution has begun in science, engineering, and technology based on the ability to organize, characterize, and manipulate matter systematically at the nanoscale. Far-reaching outcomes for the 21st century are envisioned in both scientific knowledge and a wide range of technologies in most industries, healthcare, conservation of materials and energy, biology, environment, and education. Fundamental research in NSE underpins innovation in critical areas ranging from manufacturing to medicine.

NSE has technological, economic, environmental, social, and ethical dimensions that may change the world in which we live. Increased understanding and appreciation of the potential for nanoscale science and engineering will be needed to create an informed citizenry and a competitive workforce.

 The Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering program aims to integrate advancements in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology into the undergraduate engineering curricula. The NUE in Engineering program provides funding for projects that will address the educational challenges of these emerging fields and generate practical ways of introducing nanotechnology into undergraduate engineering education with a focus on devices and systems and/or on social, economic, and ethical issues relevant to nanotechnology. Given the worldwide expansion of research and education in NSE, international collaborations that advance underlying NSE education goals and strengthen U.S. activities are encouraged.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

 

  •  Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.

PI Limit:

 The lead PI must hold a faculty appointment within a College/Department of Engineering or College/Department of Engineering Technology within the submitting US academic institution.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 

  Only one (1) proposal may be submitted by a US academic institution, College/Department of Engineering or College/Department of Engineering Technology as the lead institution with the following exception: A US academic institution may submit a second proposal as the lead institution, only if it is focused on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI:  1 

 An individual may serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) on no more than one proposal.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 

  • Cost Sharing Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

 

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable

 

  • Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

 

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Sponsor: Tg (TG)
Submission Name: TG Philanthropy (TG)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-28-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 12-31-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 TG Philanthropy will support efforts by non-profit entities that declare intent to use grant funding to improve student persistence and completion in postsecondary education. TG's first priority is that the primary beneficiaries of these efforts, either directly or indirectly, be students who are from low- to moderate-income families. Populations of focus include Latino/Hispanic students, students who are from other groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education, or students who are the first in their families to attend institutions of higher education. TG neither lends nor grants money directly to individuals through this program.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

 Applying organizations are limited to two LOIs per year. University applicants are encouraged to coordinate applications through their respective sponsored projects, corporate/foundation relations, or advancement/development offices.

  TG accepts Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) throughout the year. TG's Board of Directors meets quarterly; however, it is likely that the majority of funding decisions will be made in June and December each year.

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Operations FY 2015-FY 2019 (NEES2 Ops)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-28-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-22-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) was established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a multi-user, research infrastructure for earthquake engineering research, innovation, and education through a facility construction phase during 2000-2004, followed by operations of the infrastructure to support research and education activities from October 2004 through September 2014. NEES is currently operated under a five-year NSF cooperative agreement award with Purdue University that expires on September 30, 2014. For more information about NEES, please see http://www.nees.org.

 Through this solicitation, NSF provides the opportunity for the earthquake engineering community to recompete to operate the "second generation" of NEES, hereinafter referred to in this solicitation as "NEES2." Proposals are solicited by NSF's Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation to provide, manage, operate, and maintain NEES2 to support frontier earthquake engineering research, innovation, education, and workforce development for the five-year period from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2019 [i.e., fiscal year (FY) 2015-FY 2019]. Recompeted through this solicitation for NEES2 are the following components: (a) a network-wide NEES2 management office (NMO) with the Principal Investigator (PI)/Network Director located at the lead institution, (b) four to six experimental facilities that provide the most critical and technically advanced capabilities and data needed by the earthquake engineering research community for transformative research, plus a post-earthquake, rapid response research (PERRR) facility, (c) community-driven, production-quality cyberinfrastructure, and (d) education and community outreach activities. This solicitation does not separately compete with the components. Instead, it requests proposals to integrate all these components into a cohesive earthquake engineering research infrastructure for FY 2015-FY 2019. NSF intends to award one cooperative agreement to a lead institution for NEES2 operations with a start date of October 1, 2014, and a duration of up to five years.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

 Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
  • Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.

PI Limit:

The PI, who will serve as the Network Director, must be a full-time employee of the lead institution by the effective start date of the NSF cooperative agreement award.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

 An academic institution may submit only one proposal as the lead institution; however, an academic institution may participate in more than one proposal as a non-lead institution. Full proposals involving more than one organization must be submitted as a single administrative package from the lead institution; collaborative full proposals with multiple administrative packages will not be accepted and will be returned without review. If the lead Principal Investigator (Network Director) leaves or transfers to another institution during the review process or after an award is made, the proposal/award remains with the lead institution. Additionally, the lead institution cannot be changed after submission of the full proposal. Non-academic U.S. institutions and organizations, including national laboratories and private-sector companies, as well as non-U.S. institutions, may participate in network activities using their own resources. All NEES2 facility host institutions and facilities must be located in the United States to facilitate access by NSF-supported researchers.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI:  1

 The Principal Investigator (PI) may serve as PI/Network Director on only one proposal.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 

  •  Cost Sharing Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

 

  •  Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable

 

  • Other Budgetary Limitations: Other budgetary limitations apply. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

 

Due Dates-

Letter of Intent to NSF -March 22, 2013

Full Proposal Deadline(s) -May 24, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: High Performance Computing System Acquisition: Building a More Inclusive Computing Environment for Science and Engineering ((HPCSA))
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-20-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 04-16-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 The NSF's vision for Advanced Computing Infrastructure (ACI), which is part of its Cyberinfrastructure for 21st Century Science and Engineering (CIF21), focuses specifically on ensuring that the science and engineering community has ready access to the advanced computational and data-driven capabilities required to tackle the most complex problems and issues facing today's scientific and educational communities. To accomplish these goals requires advanced computational capabilities within the context of a multilevel comprehensive and innovative infrastructure that benefits all fields of science and engineering. Previous solicitations have concentrated on enabling petascale capability through the deployment and support of a world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) environment. In the past decade the NSF has provided the open science and engineering community with a number of state-of-the art HPC assets ranging from loosely coupled clusters, to large scale instruments with many thousands of computing cores communicating via fast interconnects, and more recently with diverse heterogeneous architectures. Recent developments in computational science have begun to focus on complex, dynamic and diverse workflows. Some of these involve applications that are extremely data intensive and may not be dominated by floating point operation speed. While a number of the earlier acquisitions have addressed a subset of these issues, the current solicitation emphasizes this even further.

 Currently the NSF operates, through Blue Waters and the eXtreme Digital (XD) program, a two-tiered comprehensive distributed Cyberinfrastructure (CI), and one of the largest and most powerful in the world. Through these and related projects the open science and engineering community is currently capable of tackling many of the most challenging scientific problems across multiple science and engineering domains. Both of these tiers are explicitly designed to address needs beyond the campus level. With this solicitation, NSF intends to continue this model to broaden the CI capabilities above the campus level. The resources funded under this solicitation will be incorporated into and allocated as part of the XD tier of national shared resources. The XD tier currently consist of;

 

  • The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment ( XSEDE ) - Responsible for integration of XD tier shared resources and services
  • Technical Insertion Service - Evaluates and makes recommendations on insertion of software and other technologies into the XD environment
  • Technical Audit Service - Provides metrics on XD systems and operates XDMoD a publically available and easily usable tool for extracting data and monitoring XD systems
  • Two visualization resources, Longhorn ( TACC ) and RDAV (NICS/University of Tennessee)

The current solicitation requests innovative proposal of two types: 

 

  • The first is intended to complement previous NSF investments in advanced computational infrastructure. Consistent with the ACI Strategic Plan, the current solicitation is focused on expanding the use of high end resources to a much larger and more diverse community.
  • The second type is devoted to the increasing pressure on the existing infrastructure to store and process very large amounts of data coming from simulation and from experimental resources such as telescopes, genome data banks or sensors.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

 Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

 

  • U.S. institutions of higher education and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers are eligible to apply as Service Providers. It is recognized that FFRDCs may be positioned to make unique contributions to the HPC environment important to academic researchers. Hence for the purposes of this solicitation, NSF will consider acquiring and deploying HPC systems at FFRDC sites. However, proposing organizations must assure that open access to the HPC systems deployed will be provided to researchers from the broad range of science and engineering fields supported by NSF.

 

PI Limit:

None Specified

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1  

 An organization may submit only one proposal but may be a sub-awardee on other proposals responding to this solicitation.

 Collaborative projects may only be submitted as a single proposal in which a single award is being requested. The involvement of partner organizations should be supported through sub-awards administered by the submitting organization.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI:   

 None Specified

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: A National Repository for Geological Cores Collected in the Polar Regions (NSF)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-20-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 04-16-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 The Antarctic Earth Science Program in the Antarctic Sciences Section of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Polar Programs provides support for the curation and long-term storage of core material collected on the Antarctic continent and its margins. Currently, the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility (AMGRF) at Florida State University is fulfilling this role. The AMGRF was established in 1963 and is housed in a single-story, 10,000 sq. ft. building on the Florida State University campus. The AMGRF houses approximately 21,000 meters of deep-sea sediment cores collected from over 90 United States Antarctic Program (USAP) research cruises. In addition, the AMGRF is also a repository for nearly 3,000 meters of core collected during NSF supported drilling programs in the Antarctic. These projects include: the Dry Valleys Drilling Project, Cape Roberts Project, SHALDRIL 1 and 2, and ANDRILL 1 and 2.

 In accordance with NSF policy that all facility awards must be re-competed after an appropriate period of operation (NSB-08-12 and NSB-08-16), this solicitation seeks the services of a qualified organization to provide a core curation facility and services for geological cores collected in the polar regions. The award will be administered as a Cooperative Agreement and will cover a five-year operating period beginning June 1, 2014. A programmatic review will be held prior to the completion of the initial period of support and the results will guide the decision whether to renew the Cooperative Agreement for another five-year period.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

 Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

 

  • Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
  • Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.

PI Limit:

 None Specified

 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

  Limit on Number of Proposals per PI:  1

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 

  • Cost Sharing Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.
  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable
  •  Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

 

 


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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network ((NG NNIN))
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-01-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 04-01-2013

Program Information:

**Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):

     April 1, 2013 

 

PURPOSE:

 The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) will reach its ten year authorized award life at the end of Fiscal Year 2013. The National Science Foundation is announcing in this solicitation an open competition to establish a Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NG NNIN) for Fiscal Years 2014-2018.

 NNIN has enabled major discoveries, innovations, and contributions to education and commerce within all disciplines of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through NSF support of a national network of university-based user facilities. These facilities have provided open access to leading-edge nanotechnology fabrication and characterization tools, instrumentation, and expertise for users across the nation from academia, small and large industry, and government. The core mission of NNIN has included national-level education and outreach programs to enable a diverse science and engineering workforce, the study of societal and ethical implications of nanotechnology including issues of environment, health, and safety, as well as important modeling and simulation capabilities.

 The new competition for the NG NNIN will build on the concept of NNIN with a much broadened scope and user base. Support is being provided by all NSF Directorates and the Office of International Science and Engineering as an integral part of the NSF investment in Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

  •  Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

 U.S. academic institutions are eligible to submit or participate in proposals for an integrated network of user facilities. Non-academic U.S. institutions and organizations, including national laboratories and private-sector companies, as well as non-U.S. institutions, may participate in network activities using their own resources.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI:None Specified

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

 Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: None Specified

 

Proposal Preparation and Submission Instructions

  •  Letters of Intent: Submission of Letters of Intent is required. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 

  • Cost Sharing: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited
  •  Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable
  • Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-02-2013 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-01-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program aims to deepen the understanding of ethical dilemmas in science and engineering, and provide cutting edge, effective research and educational materials to train the next generation of scientists and engineers. The EESE program accepts proposals for innovative research and educational projects to improve ethics education in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, including within interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and international contexts. Proposals must focus on improving ethics education for graduate students in those fields or on developing summer post-baccalaureate ethics-education activities or other activities that transition students from undergraduate to graduate education. The Principal Investigator team should be truly multi-disciplinary, and involve people with different disciplinary backgrounds.

The program will entertain proposals in graduate ethics education in science and engineering generally and will continue to support exploration of new ethical questions in engineering, biology, computer science, and other fields. Priority areas include but are not limited to:

  • global/international challenges in science and engineering ethics;
  • a general framework for the ethics of emerging technologies;
  • issues of privacy and confidentiality in relation to data mining;
  • fields for which there are few resources in ethics education or research;
  • ethical issues related to robotics; intersection of the choices that society makes between natural resource development and utilization (e.g., energy sources)   and environmental consequences; ethical issues associated with natural hazards, risk management, decision-making and the role of scientists in defining and negotiating the consequences of natural hazards in the face of scientific uncertainties.

 Proposals should contribute to a theory of ethics education in science and engineering-one that addresses the individual motivators, societal incentives, and cultural beliefs that lead to ethical dilemmas. Many forms of expertise (e.g. philosophy, social science, engineering, life sciences) have contributed to the study of ethics in science and engineering. This diverse and often separate research provides an important empirical base that researchers can use to develop a theoretical approach to ethics education. The EESE program welcomes proposals that aim to contribute to theory building as part of the proposed research or education project.

 The EESE program is interested in encouraging innovative research and education projects likely to create long-term improvement in ethics education for graduate students in science and engineering. EESE invites proposals for research projects, education projects, and combinations of the two.

 Research projects that examine ethics education for graduate students in science and engineering are eligible for consideration in EESE. Research projects should suggest and explore creative, original, or potentially transformative concepts. Projects can include qualitative and/or quantitative approaches. The expectation is that project results will help in developing better ethics-education programs for graduate students; thus, proposals should specify plans to deliver findings to appropriate research and educational communities and assist them to implement projects or programs based on the findings. Research projects may also include a focus on ethical issues arising in educational research or in ethics education for graduate students. An example of such a context would be educating students with diverse cultural backgrounds. Proposals that focus on international topics should empirically explore different national practices, and not assume that one country's viewpoint or practices are superior to another.

 Education projects must be based on research findings or theory that indicate successful ways to enhance ethics education for graduate students. They may include a wide range of activities such as mentoring programs, infrastructure-development activities, faculty capacity-building activities, training of postdoctoral fellows to implement programs, and graduate-student involvement in program development. The EESE program encourages applicants who think creatively about ethics education, and go well beyond standard approaches such as developing online modules, providing students with a series of scenarios and having a discussion about them, or holding workshops and seminars with invited speakers, and then asking students to rate the activities on a survey form. Projects to develop and test creative, new materials or tools or teaching techniques are also eligible. Such materials or tools should go beyond existing materials; they should take ethics education into new pedagogical strategies or topics.

 A common, often-effective approach in educational projects is to develop graduate-student programs. Another approach may focus on improving the ability of faculty to mentor students or create ethics-education programs and materials in collaboration with graduate students. A national or international training activity for graduate students would be yet another appropriate strategy.

 EESE education projects should test the feasibility and effectiveness of their activities or programs in more than one institution, incorporate ways to diffuse project activities even further, and evaluate project effectiveness, including assessment of expected student outcomes. Proposals are expected to include substantial and persuasive information about how this will be done. Proposals should specify plans to disseminate findings widely. Collaborations with appropriate professional associations are encouraged in this regard.

 Proposals may also combine research and education components. For instance, the first year of a project might examine ethics education for graduate students in a scientific or engineering field. The second year might implement programs on several campuses based on what was discovered. Repetition and modification, evaluation and diffusion might occur during the third year.

 EESE awardees should also offer their findings and curriculum to the Ethics in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Online Resource Center. The Ethics Online Resource (NSF Award#1045412) aims to provide ethics curriculum, best practices for ethics education and training, encyclopedia entries, and other resources.

 Note: NSF does not consider proposals for medical research. The EESE program will not consider proposals focused on ethics for medical students or in medical education. The EESE program does, however, encourage proposals that address ethical issues related to medical informatics or systems engineering. EESE will not consider proposals that will start or provide incremental improvements to formal or informal educational activities responsive to Federal mandates for research integrity or human-subjects training requirements.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

 Organization Limit:

 Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

 ·         Only colleges and universities located and accredited in the U.S. or U.S.-based professional associations are eligible to apply to this program. Other types of organizations can be included only as non-lead collaborators or sub-awardees. In addition, accredited U.S. colleges and universities and U.S. professional associations can be non-lead collaborators or sub-awardees.

 PI Limit:

 NSF expects project teams to include persons with appropriate expertise. This might include expertise in the domain or domains of science or engineering on which the project focuses, in ethics, in educational research, and in pedagogy.

 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

 An eligible organization, as defined above, may submit only one proposal as the lead organization. Organizations submitting more than one proposal as the lead organization will be notified and given one week from notification to select one proposal for consideration. If one is not selected in that time period, all of those proposals will be returned without review. There is no limit on the number of proposals under which an organization may be included as a non-lead collaborator or sub-awardee.

 Limit on Number of Proposals per PI:

 None Specified

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  •  Cost Sharing Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.
  •  Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable
  • Other Budgetary Limitations: Other budgetary limitations apply. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

 

 

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Sponsor: Proctor & Gamble (P&G)
Submission Name: Proctor & Gamble (P&G)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-21-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-28-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 The Procter & Gamble Fund Higher Education Grant Program has been established to provide support for efforts of regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities that will better prepare students for success in business.

 Grants will be provided for specific projects or programs, not for operating support. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to, improving curriculum to be at the cutting edge in relevance and effectiveness; fostering and enabling leadership opportunities and learning; creating a learning environment that encourages and enhances innovation and creativity; and strengthening diversity in thought, participation and ongoing interaction.

 

APPLICATION LIMITS-

 In fairness to all participating institutions, there is a limit of two applications per discipline (i.e., two applications from the School of Business, two applications from the School of Engineering, etc). For example, P&G will accept an application from a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and an application from a Professor of Chemical Engineering from the same College/University. If P&G receives more than two applications from the same discipline, P&G will ask the Dean to select the two that will be submitted for the competition.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 Based on the scope of the project, grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 will be awarded. Awards are for one year only. The grant money must be used as described in the grant application and should not be use to cover overhead cost, stipends or fellowships. One college or university may apply for multiple grants supporting multiple programs but may not receive more than $50,000 in one year

 

 

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5) (NIH)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-21-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-30-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 The NIH Director's Early Independence Awards initiative is funded through the NIH Common Fund, which supports cross-cutting programs that are expected to have exceptionally high impact. All Common Fund initiatives invite investigators to develop bold, innovative, and often risky approaches to address problems that may seem intractable or to seize new opportunities that offer the potential for rapid progress.

 The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Though most newly graduated doctoral-level researchers would benefit by post-doctoral training, a small pool of outstanding junior investigators would benefit instead by launching directly into an independent research career. For these select investigators, who have established a record of scientific innovation and research productivity and who have demonstrated unusual leadership, drive, and maturity, post-doctoral training would unnecessarily delay their entry into performing independent research. The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards also provide an opportunity for institutions to invigorate their research programs by bringing in the fresh perspectives of the awardee scientists that they host.

 At the time of application, the Early Independence Award candidate must be within twelve months before or after the completion of their PhD (or equivalent) or for clinicians within twelve months before or after the completion of their medical residency (or equivalent) training. The medical fellowship period is NOT included as part of the medical residence or equivalent training. The date of degree receipt is that which appears on the official transcript for the degree. The time of application is the date when the application is submitted electronically to NIH through Grants.gov. In addition, at the time of application, the Early Independence investigator must not have served as a post-doctoral fellow following a previous doctoral degree for more than one year. By the end of the award period, the Early Independence investigator is expected to be competitive for continued funding of his/her research program and for a permanent research position.

 Each institution (as defined by having a unique DUNS identifier) may submit only up to two applications. Prospective candidates should contact appropriate Institutional leaders to seek an appointment in an independent research position (For a listing of eligible degrees for Early Independence Investigators, please refer to Section III.1. Eligible Applicants). Alternatively, Institutions may actively recruit eligible junior scientists to apply for support through this program. In either event, the Institution will be expected to provide substantial support for the junior scientist as detailed below. To foster independence, it may behoove candidates to be hosted by institutions other than the ones at which they trained. To facilitate the “matching” of institutions and candidates, the NIH Common Fund is hosting a website (http://commonfund.nih.gov/earlyindepdence/matchingportal/) in which institutions interested in hosting candidates may choose to provide pertinent information such as particular areas of research being targeted, supporting documents to be submitted, and institution contact information.

 

ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS:

 Higher Education Institutions

 

  • Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
  • Private Institutions of Higher Education

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2  

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 Cost Sharing Requirements:

 This FOA does not require cost sharing.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office for the Division of Earth Sciences ((CSDCO))
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-20-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-22-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

     The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) requests proposals from interested groups to support current and future continental scientific drilling activities. We request proposals for the establishment of a Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office (CSDCO) that will help coordinate planning for continental scientific drilling projects, in collaboration with the Earth science community, and will have the capability to supply continental scientific drilling support and expertise for NSF-funded research.

     The CSDCO may work with the commercial drilling community or other drilling organizations to determine the type and availability of drilling services that may be available for NSF-funded scientific projects that require continental drilling. The CSDCO, if requested by the PI of the scientific project, may assist with the development of requests for bids to provide the drilling services. The CSDCO is expected to play a proactive role in the community to encourage innovation in drilling technologies and methods in response to community needs and will help guide the development of new drilling designs as requested by the research community.

     The successful proponent will be expected to manage drilling activities for the US scientific community, as needed. Requirements for drilling activities will be derived both from long-range science plans developed by the community as well as research proposals funded by NSF. We encourage collaborations with international partners such as the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) and with scientists funded by other sources. The CSDCO will be capable of assisting in the planning and execution of all aspects of the drilling activities that EAR supports.

     Interested parties must propose to this solicitation with a plan to provide for these services under a single award. The CSDCO award will be administered as a Cooperative Agreement with an anticipated duration of up to five-years beginning on October 1, 2013. A mid-term management review will be required, which will guide a decision to re-compete or renew the Cooperative Agreement for up to a further five-year period.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

 Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

 

  •   Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
  •  Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.

PI LIMIT:

 None Specified

 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

 One proposal per Organization is allowed.

 Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

 One proposal per PI is allowed.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 Cost Sharing: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited

 Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable

 Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

 

DUE DATES:

     Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):

         February 22, 2013

 

 


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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Sustainable Energy Pathways ((SEP))
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-17-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-01-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

     A sustainable world is one in which human needs are met equitably without harm to the environment, and without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Growing evidence for the role of energy use in global change and awareness of limitations in our energy choices are motivating a search for pathways that are technologically innovative as well as environmentally and economically sustainable at all scales of energy usage. This is a grand challenge to the scientific community that cuts across disciplinary boundaries.

 

    The creation of a secure and prosperous future for humanity depends on the contributions that science, engineering, and education will make towards building sustainable pathways to meet the energy needs of future generations. The dual roles of NSF - to support basic research and education - are ideally suited to stimulate vibrant science and engineering discovery and innovation efforts that will be needed to meet the challenge of building a sustainable energy future.

 

    Sustainable Energy Pathways is part of the NSF-wide initiative on Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES). The Sustainable Energy Pathways solicitation calls for innovative, interdisciplinary basic research in science, engineering, and education by teams of researchers for developing systems approaches to sustainable energy pathways based on a comprehensive understanding of the scientific, technical, environmental, economic, and societal issues.

 

    The SEP solicitation considers scalable approaches for sustainable energy conversion to useful forms, as well as its storage, transmission, distribution, and use. The following Topic Areas illustrate the broad scope of sustainable energy interest areas of this solicitation: Energy Harvesting & Conversion from Renewable Resources; Sustainable Energy Storage Solutions; Critical Elements & Materials for Sustainable Energy; Nature-Inspired Processes for Sustainable Energy Solutions; Reducing Carbon Intensity from Energy Conversion & Use; Sustainable Energy Transmission & Distribution; Energy Efficiency & Management.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

 Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  •  Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
  • Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.

PI LIMIT:

A minimum of three investigators is required, the Principal Investigator (PI) and two or more co-PIs from the lead or participating institutions who are eligible to serve as PI or co-PI on NSF proposals submitted through their respective institutions. These investigators should represent more than one scientific discipline in order to ensure an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable energy.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3  

 Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 

Cost Sharing: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited

 Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable

 Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable


 

 

 

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Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Submission Name: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-11-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-03-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities.

HOW TO APPLY:

 Junior faculty members will submit their completed applications to their institution’s ORAU Councilor. The ORAU Councilor will transmit the institutional submission to ORAU. All applications must be received electronically in the ORAU University Partnerships Office. Fax submittals will not be accepted.

ELIGIBILITY:

 Full-time assistant professors within two years of their initial tenure track appointment (1/11/2011 through 1/11/2013) at the time of application at an ORAU member institution are eligible.

TECHNICAL AREAS:

  The research project must be in one of the following five disciplines:

  •  Engineering and Applied Science
  •  Life Sciences
  •  Mathematics/Computer Sciences
  •  Physical Sciences
  •  Policy, Management, or Education

 

NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS:

 Each ORAU member councilor may submit up to two applications each year.

 

 

 

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Sponsor: The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. (CHDF)
Submission Name: The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program (CHDF)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-10-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-10-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.

ELIGIBILTY:

 The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor's or higher degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, and are normally expected to have been appointed no earlier than mid-year 2007. Awardees are from Ph.D. granting departments in which scholarly research is a principal activity. Undergraduate education is an important component of the nominee's activities. Institutions may submit only one Camille Dreyfus nomination annually.

SELECTION:

 The Foundation seeks Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars who demonstrate leadership in research and education. Nominations must provide compelling evidence of the advance of important knowledge in the chemical sciences by the nominee. Further, the nomination should describe dedication and contributions to education in the chemical sciences, particularly with respect to undergraduates.

 Recommendations for awards are based primarily on the nominee's scholarly research achievements as an independent faculty member, as assessed by the Foundation's reviewers and the judgment of the nominee's peers exemplified by letters of recommendation. Other considered factors are: awards and honors, publication of research achievements in leading journals, and success in attracting funding of research. Nominations are reviewed by distinguished faculty in the chemical sciences. Current Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars.

BUDGET:

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award provides a $75,000 unrestricted research grant. Of the total amount, $7,500 is for departmental expenses associated  with research and education. Charges associated with indirect costs or institutional overhead are not allowed. Defrayal of academic-year salary is not permitted. Funds are normally expended over a period of five years. Foundation approval is not required for budgetary changes after an award is made. If the awardee leaves the institution, the transfer of the remaining funds requires prior Foundation approval.

 

 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Critical Zone Observatories (CZO)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-05-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-05-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Observations have always informed critical decisions and knowledge building throughout human history. Earth observations are a critical ingredient for understanding and predicting the sustainability or disruption of natural services that support basic human needs including water, food, energy, mineral resources, and safe habitation. Such observations are collected by seismic networks, atmospheric and ocean-based sensors (detecting, e.g., ozone, greenhouse gases, ocean currents, sea ice extent), river and tide gauges, and satellites that observe changing terrestrial features including receding glaciers, growth of deserts and urban centers, and evolving vegetative covers.

One pressing challenge is to develop terrestrial observatories that could document and inform prediction of the multi-scale and less visible transport of energy and material, and evolution of the Earth's critical zone. This zone -the thin veneer of Earth that extends from the top of the vegetation to the base of weathered bedrock- is critical because it is where fresh water flows, soils are formed from rocks, and terrestrial life flourishes. This zone provides most of the ecosystem services on which societies depend. Its intrinsic resilience, natural evolution, and fate in the face of human land use and climate change needs to be understood and predicted in order to inform our strategies for sustaining a wide range of human activities. Unprecedented pressures are being placed on the critical zone, and understanding the interrelated processes, system dynamics, sensitivities, and thresholds in this zone is of vital importance for informing human decisions.

NSF seeks proposals to establish a networked set of Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) that will address pressing interdisciplinary scientific questions concerning geological, physical, chemical, and biological processes and their couplings that govern critical zone system dynamics. The CZOs are expected, collectively, to 1) measure and quantify the significant processes of the critical zone on appropriate time and space scales; 2) develop a unifying theoretical framework that integrates new understanding of coupled hydrological, geochemical, geomorphological, sedimentological and biological processes; and 3) develop, couple and validate system-level models to predict how the critical zone responds to external forces such as anthropogenic, climatic, and/or tectonic processes. Each observatory must contribute to strengthening the scientific basis for decision-making, particularly with regards to impacts on health, safety, and environment due to observed and predicted changes in the critical zone.

An overarching goal of the critical zone observatory network, which will be comprised of US-based sites (50 states plus territories), is to offer scalable and transferable information that could enhance the scale and scope of the knowledge building and societal benefits that will accrue beyond where the specific CZOs are located. Amongst the strategies contemplated in this program are diversifying the coverage of observatories in terms of geography, geology, and types of environments; leveraging existing infrastructure and legacy data; coordinating observations, data management, modeling, and educational activities among CZOs; and coordinating activities that address common questions at multiple observatories. All CZOs will be expected to collect a common set of measurements in addition to site-specific measurements describing the geological, physical, chemical, hydrological, and biological characteristics of the site. In addition, it is anticipated that the CZOs will adhere to common data management policy and use common data management tools. The network of CZOs will additionally serve as a community resource to engage investigators beyond the CZO awardees in critical zone research.

LIMITATIONS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Collaborative Proposals submitted as separate submissions from multiple organizations are NOT allowed for this competition. Instead, any proposal to the CZO solicitation should be a single submission that includes sub-award support for all partner organizations that are requesting funding from NSF. Any one institution may submit only one CZO proposal as Lead institution.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

An individual may serve as PI or co-PI on only one proposal. An individual may serve as Senior Investigator on one additional proposal.

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS:

Funds to support travel to the two physical meetings should be included in each CZO budget request.

 

 

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Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
Submission Name: TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD (THECB)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-27-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 11-30-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The THECB is seeking to award Grants to establish one or more STEM Center for Teacher Professional Learning to support

 development and delivery of faculty‐led professional learning for in‐service Texas K‐12 STEM teachers and mid‐career 

degreed individuals who have made a commitment to prepare and become certified as a Texas teacher in a STEM course 

area.  

 

In addition, grantees and the funded STEM Centers for Teacher Professional Learning would coordinate related 

statewide research, serve as experts in related policy development efforts and provide the necessary tools and 

support for educator preparation programs to plan and implement a successful and balanced STEM teacher preparation

 curriculum. Efforts would include an emphasis on serving diverse and economically disadvantaged student populations.  

 

This RFA is seeking Applications from eligible Texas Public Colleges or Universities that offer State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)‐ approved educator preparation programs (Definitions, Appendix B) successful in preparing significant numbers of

science and mathematics teachers.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:


Each Applicant may submit only one (1) Application in response to this RFA. Applications in partnership may be submitted; however, 

one fiscal agent must be identified.

PI Limit:

The PI must be an academic Administrative Lead at the level of Dean or higher.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

 Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Program Authority and Available Funding-

The STEM Center for Teacher Professional Learning is funded from the General Appropriations Act for the 

2012‐2013 biennium, THECB A.1.3 Strategy, Close the Gaps‐College Readiness through Texas Education Code 

§ 61.0762(a) Program to Enhance Student Success.  The program will provide grant awards (“Grant” or “Award”) to

 qualified and 

selected Texas Public Universities beginning in 2013, as funds are available. The total award amount available for 

funding grants to selected public universities will be $1,586,250.

Allocation of Funding-

 The funding available to support selected grantees will be allocated among one (1)  to three 

(3) selected Applicants and will be commensurate with the approved scope of work as 

determined by reviewers, THECB program staff  and the capacity of the Applicant.

Cost Sharing or Matching Funds Requirements- 

Cost sharing or matching funds are not required. However, an eligible Applicant is encouraged to obtain 

commitments for cost sharing funds. Cost sharing could include Awarded Applicant or grant partner in‐kind 

or monetary contribution. An Eligible Applicant should document any anticipated cost sharing or matching 

funds that would support the STEM Center.

 

Due Dates-

Notice of Intent -Friday, November 30. 2012 5pm CST

Inquiry Deadline- Friday, December 14, 2012   5pm CST 

Application Deadline- Friday, December 21, 2012 12pm CST (noon)

 

 

 

 


 



 

 

 


 

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Major Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument (MRI)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-26-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-24-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums, science centers, and not-for-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use are encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions.

 To accomplish these goals, the MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of shared research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. Instruments are expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. For the purposes of the MRI program, proposals must be for either acquisition or development of a single instrument or for equipment that, when combined, serves as an integrated research instrument (physical or virtual). The MRI program does not support the acquisition or development of a suite of instruments to outfit research laboratories/facilities or to conduct independent research activities simultaneously. Further guidance on appropriate requests can be found in the MRI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at http://www.nsf.gov/od/oia/programs/mri.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Submission Eligibility

                      

Proposals may only be submitted by domestic (United States) organizations located in the United States, its territories or possessions, as follows:

 

1. Institutions of higher education (Ph.D.-granting and non-Ph.D.-granting), acting on behalf of their faculty members, that are accredited in and have a campus in the United States, its territories or possessions. Distinct academic campuses (e.g., that award their own degrees, have independent administrative structures, admissions policies, alumni associations, etc.) within multi-campus systems qualify as separate submission-eligible institutions.

 

2. Not-for-profit, non-degree-granting domestic U.S. organizations that include (but are not limited to) independent museums and science centers, observatories, research laboratories, professional societies, and similar organizations that are directly associated with the Nation's research or educational activities. These organizations must have an independent, permanent administrative organization (e.g., an office of sponsored research) located in the United States, its territories or possessions, and have 501(c)(3) tax status.

 

3. To facilitate access to unique instrumentation for a broad user base of U.S. scientists and engineers, and to encourage collaboration and sharing of state-of-the-art instrumentation, the MRI program accepts proposals from consortia of organizations. Consortium proposals may be submitted as follows:

 

3a. Legally incorporated, not-for-profit consortia including two or more submission-eligible organizations as described in items (1) and (2) above may submit proposals on behalf of the consortium. The cover sheet must clearly indicate the consortium nature of the proposal in the title. Such a consortium is one with an independent administrative structure (e.g., an office of sponsored research) located in the United States, its territories or possessions and 501(c)(3) status.

 

3b. Submission-eligible organizations as described in items (1) and (2) above may submit proposals on behalf of other consortia. The cover sheet must clearly indicate the consortium nature of the proposal in the title, and it must identify a PI and co-PI(s) from at least two MRI submission-eligible organizations participating in the consortium. These consortium proposals may also include as partners U.S. organizations that are not eligible to submit MRI proposals (e.g., Federal labs).

 

4. Commercial U.S. organizations, especially small businesses with strong capabilities in scientific or engineering research or education, are eligible for instrument development support only through subawards as private sector partners with submitting organizations; they may not submit proposals. Such partnerships must be substantive and meaningful, and build capacity for instrument development within the submitting organization(s). Title to the resulting instrument should be retained by the submitting organization(s). Commercial organizations must be based in the United States, its territories or possessions.

**Note: The 30% cost-sharing requirement applies to only the portion of the total project cost budgeted to non-exempt organization(s), including those participating through subawards. Cost-sharing is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and for non-degree-granting organizations. Non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are exempt from the cost-sharing requirement. See section V.B. for specific information on cost-sharing calculations and the solicitation text for definitions of organizational types used for the MRI program.

PI Limit:None Specified

 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI:  None Specified

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 Cost Sharing Requirements: Cost Sharing is required. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

 Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable

 Other Budgetary Limitations: Other budgetary limitations apply. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Climate Change Education Partnership Alliance Office (CCEPA Office)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-21-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-05-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 In FY 2012, NSF funded six Phase II Climate Change Education Partnership (CCEP-II) projects. The PI's, Co-PI's and significant partners of the six CCEP-II projects constitute the CCEP "network". The lead PI's for the six projects comprise the CCEP Alliance (CCEPA), which will convene on a regular basis in order to identify common needs and opportunities for collaboration across the CCEP network. Key to the success of this networked approach is the creation of a CCEP Alliance Office (CCEPA Office), which will: facilitate communication among the projects participating within the CCEP-II network; enable and nurture cross-project coordination and collaboration, such as assisting with data collection for a program-wide evaluation undertaken by NSF; and, support dissemination of resources developed by the CCEP-II network to the larger scientific community and the public. The CCEPA Office is also expected to foster coordination of CCEP-II activities with the larger climate change education community.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

 The categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the Grant Proposal Guide, Chapter I, Section E.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1  

 Collaborative Proposals submitted as separate submissions from multiple organizations are NOT allowed for this competition.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1  

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 Cost Sharing: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited

 Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable

 Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

DUE DATES:

 

    Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):

 

        December 06, 2012

 

            Letter of Intent (Required) Due

 

    Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):

 

        February 05, 2013

 

        

 


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Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Submission Name: ORAU/ORNL High Performance Computing (HPC) Grant Program ((ORAU))
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-19-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 12-17-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

  The program was established in 2009 to encourage new and expand existing research initiatives among ORAU member institutions using high-performance computing systems. The program is a competitive grant program managed and funded by ORAU and open only to ORAU’s member institutions.

 Each grant awarded to a faculty member provides potential funding of up to $75,000 ($25,000 per year for up to three years). To date, a total of 10 grants have been awarded—four in FY 2009, two in FY 2010, and four in FY 2012. No new grants were awarded during FY 2011.

 The goals of the joint ORAU/ORNL HPC Program include:

  •  Provide the opportunity for faculty to create or expand collaborative research with ORNL in scientific areas of discovery requiring HPC capabilities
  •  Provide ORAU member institutions the opportunity to create a strategic partnership with ORNL through alignment of faculty proposals with ORNL’s science agenda
  •  Enhance the development of the future workforce in scientific discovery through computing by providing real-world experiences for students

HOW TO APPLY:

 To apply, visit the ORAU Members Universities page, find your school, and contact your member councilor, who can submit a proposal to the ORAU University Partnerships Office through the Members Only section of this site.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

 2013 Grant Program

 A Call for Proposals for the 2013 ORAU/ORNL High Performance Computing Grant Program was announced to ORAU member institutions on Nov. 6, 2012. ORAU plans to award two new grants for FY 2013.

 The FY 2013 Call for Proposals is similar to the FY 2012 program. Proposals must be submitted by an ORAU member institution faculty member in collaboration with an ORNL research staff member listed as a principal investigator on one of the ORNL 2013 Research Projects.

NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS:

Only one faculty proposal per institution will be considered. 

 

 

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Sponsor: Art Works (AW)
Submission Name: ARTS Education (AW)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-14-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-14-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 

The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to providing leadership in arts education and to enhancing the quality of and access to arts education for our nation’s young people. Children and youth cannot receive a full education without the arts as part of a field of study and practice.

 

The Arts Endowment supports standards-based projects that provide opportunities for children and youth to gain in-depth knowledge and skills in the arts in school and community-based settings. Arts education programs play a pivotal role as the nation seeks to improve high school graduation rates, counter the achievement gap in urban and rural communities, and respond to innovations in technology that may transform how and what young people learn.

 

Funding under Arts Education is available for in-depth, curriculum-based arts education for children and youth (generally between ages 5 and 18) in schools or other community-based settings. Projects must provide participatory learning that engages students with accomplished artists and teachers; align with either national or state arts education standards; and include assessments of participant learning. Funding also is available to support professional development opportunities for teachers, teaching artists, and other education providers. All projects must include the following elements:

 

  • Experience: Participants will experience exemplary works of art—in live form where possible. Through the guidance of teachers, teaching artists, and cultural organizations, students and/or arts education providers will study works of art in order to understand the cultural and social context from which they come, and to appreciate the technical and/or aesthetic qualities of each work. Participants will gain increased knowledge and skills in the art form.

 

  • Create: Informed by their experience and engagement in an art form, participants will create or perform art. In the case of museums, the primary creative activities could build visual literacy through observation and/or critique as well as through curatorial tasks related to an exhibition.

 

  • Assess: Participant learning will be measured and assessed according to either national or state arts education standards.

 

The Arts Endowment strongly endorses the arts as a core academic subject area and encourages projects that have significant potential to be shared and/or replicated, or are likely to lead to innovation in arts teaching and learning. Applicants must provide curriculum frameworks and carefully designed assessments of participant learning.

 

Application Limits:

 An organization may submit only one application under these FY 2013 Grants for Arts Projects guidelines, with few exceptions as listed below.

 Exceptions to the one-application rule are made only for:

 •   Parent (and Related) Organizations)

 A parent organization that comprises separately identifiable and independent components (e.g., a university campus that has a presenting organization and a radio station) may submit an application for each such component. In addition, a parent organization also may submit one application on its own behalf for a distinctly different project. The parent organization must meet the eligibility requirements for all applicants. NOTE: A related organization that performs grant administration duties for a parent organization (e.g., a college foundation that administers grants awarded to a college and its components) may submit applications for components and the parent organization in lieu of such applications being submitted by the parent. The related organization must meet the eligibility requirements for all applicants.

 An independent component must be a unit that is both programmatically and administratively distinct from the parent organization, have its own staff and budget, and generally have an independent board that has substantial responsibility for oversight and management. To qualify as independent, a component should be equivalent to a stand-alone institution with a separate mission.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 An organization may request a grant amount from $25,000 to $200,000.

 

 

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Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Submission Name: Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards (ORAU)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-11-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-11-2013

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities.

HOW TO APPLY:

Junior faculty members will submit their completed applications to their institution’s ORAU Councilor. The ORAU Councilor will transmit the institutional submission to ORAU. All applications must be received electronically in the ORAU University Partnerships Office. Fax submittals will not be accepted.  

ELIGIBILITY:

 Full-time assistant professors at ORAU member institutions within two years of their initial tenure track appointment at the time of application are eligible. If there is a question on eligibility, the ORAU Councilor makes the final decision.

TECHNICAL AREAS:

 The research project must be in one of the following five disciplines:

  •           Engineering and Applied Science
  •         Life Sciences
  •           Mathematics/Computer Sciences
  •         Physical Sciences
  •         Policy, Management, or Education

NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS:

 Each ORAU member councilor may submit up to two applications each year.

FUNDING SOURCE AND DURATION:

 Funding is provided exclusively from non-federal monies by ORAU. The award amount provided by ORAU is $5,000. The applicant’s institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000. This is a one-year grant (June 1 to May 31).

FUNDING RESTRICTIONS:                                   

 This award can include funds for faculty summer salary, graduate student salary, travel, equipment, or other assistance relevant to the faculty member’s research. ORAU does not allow overhead charges or indirect costs on the award from ORAU or the university match.

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS:                        

Applicants are encouraged to develop research collaborations with government, private-sector, and other academic researchers. Such alliances enrich and extend not only the reach of your efforts, but the nation’s research enterprise, overall.

 Because of the close working relationship between ORAU and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Award Committee particularly encourages collaborative interaction with ORNL. Thus, substantive interdisciplinary research and inter-institutional research partnerships will be considered as very positive factors in the review process, and will increase chances for success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Sponsor: United States- Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)
Submission Name: The Prof. Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program for Young Scientists (BSF)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-02-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 12-06-2012

Program Information:

Purpose:

 The program is open to PhD students and post-doc fellows doing research that requires facilities or expertise that are not available in their home countries.

 Applications will be evaluated on the basis of their merit in light of the overall aim of the program, and the qualifications of the applicants. The grant will be awarded through the institute that submits the application. As guiding principles, support will be awarded to applications that meet the following criteria:

 

  •      The applicant is a young American or Israeli researcher, and the visit is to the other country.
  •     The research is in an accredited higher education or scientific institution (including hospitals).
  •     The applicant's research is in any of the scientific fields supported by the BSF (full list is on the BSF website),       regardless of the split program.
  •    The purpose of the trip is limited to the use of facilities, or acquiring expertise not available in the applicants      home country.

Eligibility:

  •  Applicants must be U.S. or Israeli citizens.
  • Applicants must be conducting supervised research in an accredited higher education institution, or in a non-profit research institution (government or other, including hospitals).
  • PhD students must submit through the university from which they will graduate. Students who are doing their research at a hospital or other research instution must also submit their applications through the university from which they will graduate.
  • The BSF will only accept applications that are in the scientific fields it supports. For a full list, see Eligible Areas of Research. The split program does not apply to Travel Grants; applications in all fields supported by the BSF can be submitted each year.
  • Applicants must be 35 years old or younger.
  • Israeli and American students/post-doc fellows doing research in the other country are not eligible to apply.
  • Up to 5 applications from one organization will be accepted. The BSF expects large institutions to hold internal competitions.

Budget:

  • The budget for each trip is fixed at $4,000 and will cover travel costs and per-diem expenses.
  • The BSF will not provide funding for institutional overhead.

Submission Instructions:

Required Material:

  • Cover and signature page (to be downloaded from the BSF website in the Guidelines and Forms section). The form must be completed in 12-point font and 1.5 line spacing. Since it is not protected, the applicants are requested to make sure that the top and bottom letterheads are not lost.
  • Signatures
  • The cover page must be signed in the proper places by:the applicant and  the authorized office of the organization (Research Authority, Grant Office, etc).

 

  • Letter of support from the applicant's supervisor.
  • Letter of acceptance and support from the intended host scientist.
  • CV of the applicant.
  • All items should be submitted as one complete Word or PDF file.

Form of Submission:

 Submission must be made through the appropriate institutional office.

Applications must be submitted by email (bsf@bsf.org.il) with all of the required material as an attachment in Word or PDF format.

Deadline:

December 6, 2012

 

 

 

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Sponsor: Bill And Melinda Gated Foundation (BMGF)
Submission Name: Request for LOI: Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, Round 3 (BMGF)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-01-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 11-08-2012

Program Information:

PROGRAM GOAL:

 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation & Hygiene team is working with partners to develop sustainable sanitation services that work for everyone. Our approach aims to expand the use of sanitation that does not connect to a sewer, as this is by far the most common type used by the poor. We invest in effective approaches that help end open defecation and unsafe sanitation and we help develop the tools and technologies that will increase access to sustainable non-piped sanitation for the urban poor.

The Sanitation Challenge:

 A large share of the solids and liquids people eat and drink are passed on in urine and feces. Human waste contains potentially valuable and recyclable resources such as water, energy, urea, and minerals. It also consists of large amounts of useful as well as harmful microorganisms, mostly bacteria, as well as pathogens ranging in size from viruses to helminthes. Many diseases are passed on from person to person through the fecal-oral pathway—pathogens in one person’s waste end up ingested by another. For some diseases, this is the primary transmission pathway; for others, it is one of several transmission pathways. Human waste also contains residues of the many complex, engineered chemicals people use, such as food additives, antibiotics, hormones, and nutritional supplements, some of which remain in the environment and result in unsafe accumulation in waste sinks.

Goals of This Request for Letters if Inquiry:

 The third round of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge is designed to prototype a means of dealing effectively and cost-efficiently with human waste for the 2.5 billion people on earth who currently lack access to safe and affordable sanitation.

 Successful applicants will participate in the next phase of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge by designing, prototyping and testing entirely stand-alone, self-contained, practical sanitation modules which intake bodily wastes or fecal sludge collected from pit latrines and septic tanks and swiftly dispose of them without any incoming water piping, outgoing sewer piping or electric or gas utility services. These modules must intake all outputs of the serviced population – ultimately at single-residence scales (smaller-scale individual family toilet solutions) or group of households (larger-scale neighborhood fecal sludge processor solutions)– with minimal module footprints and assured biosafety. The anticipated capital and operational cost for the final products (commercial units) is expected to be less than $0.05/user/day, both for the family and neighborhood solutions. The design should anticipate the effects and fate of complementary sanitary products entering the system such as paper, cloth, sand, and other personal hygiene products and chemicals.

Limit on Number of LOI per Organization: 1  

 

How to Apply:

 This RFP will use a mandatory two-step application process. The first step requires the submission of a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) in the form of a 5 page concept note, detailed in the RFLOI Overview and Guidelines. After evaluation of all LOIs received, the foundation will contact those applicants who are eligible and have projects of further interest to complete step two—the submission of a full proposal. If invited to submit a full proposal, instructions on the preparation of the proposal will be provided at the time of invitation.

 Note: In order to ensure a timely review, we require that all letters of inquiry be submitted in English.

 

 

 

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase I Solicitation FY-2013 (STTR)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-19-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 12-20-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 The primary objective of the STTR Program is to increase the incentive and opportunity for small firms to undertake cutting-edge, high-risk, high-quality scientific, engineering, or science and engineering education research that would have a high-potential economic payoff if the research is successful. The STTR program expands the public and private partnership to include collaborative opportunities for small businesses and non-profit research institutions. A team approach is required in an STTR project where at least one research investigator is employed by the small business concern and at least one investigator is employed by a collaborating research institution.

 The fundamental mission of NSF is to promote discoveries and to advance education across the frontiers of knowledge in science and engineering. Consistent with that mission, NSF encourages and supports a wide range of proposals from the research and education community and also from the private small business sector. These proposals are reviewed under NSF's merit review criteria, which cover both the quality of research (intellectual or technical merit) and its potential impact on society (broader/commercial impacts).

 The STTR program solicits proposals from the small business sector consistent with NSF's mission. The program is governed by Public Law 112-81. A main purpose of the legislation is to stimulate technological innovation and increase private sector commercialization. The NSF STTR program is therefore in a unique position to meet both the goals of the NSF and the purpose of the STTR legislation by transforming scientific discoveries into both societal and economic benefit, and by emphasizing private sector commercialization. Accordingly, NSF has formulated an STTR solicitation topic: Enhancing the Bioeconomy using emerging Biological Technologies (EBBT) (see section A.10 for the full topic description).

 Successful proposers will conduct Research and Development (R&D) on projects that:

 Provide evidence of a commercially viable product, process, or service, and

Meet an important social or economic need.

Projects should have the following:

 High potential commercial payback, and

High-risk efforts.

Projects may also address:

 Research tools that meet significant commercial market needs, or,

Applications that result in multipurpose commercially viable functions.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

 Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

Only firms qualifying as a small business concern are eligible to participate in the STTR program. Socially and economically disadvantaged small business concerns and women-owned small business concerns are particularly encouraged to participate. For an STTR Phase I Proposal, a minimum of 40% of the research, as measured by the budget, must be performed by the small business concern and a minimum of 30% of the research, as measured by the budget, must be performed by the collaborating research institution.

 Proposals from joint ventures and partnerships are permitted, provided the entity created qualifies as a small business in accordance with this solicitation. Proposing firms are also encouraged to take advantage of research expertise and facilities that may be available to them at colleges, universities, national laboratories, and from other research providers. Such collaborations may include research subcontracts, consulting agreements, or the employment of faculty as senior personnel and of graduate or undergraduate students as assistants by the small business.

 PI Limit:

The primary employment of the Principal Investigator (PI) must be with the small business concern at the time of the award. A PI must spend a minimum of two calendar months on an STTR Phase I project. Employment releases and certifications of intent shall be required prior to award. Primary employment is defined as 51% employed by the small business. NSF considers a fulltime work week to be normally 40 hours and considers employment elsewhere of greater than 19.6 hours to be in conflict with this requirement.

 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2

 Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

 BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 Cost Sharing Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

 Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

Indirect costs are limited to an effective rate of 150% of salaries and wages. (See Section V.A.9.6)

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Sponsor: National Lung Cancer Partnership (NLCP)
Submission Name: The National Lung Cancer Partnership (NLCP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-19-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 11-12-2012

Program Information:

Purpose-

This award is intended to support clinical translational research that will promote significant improvements over current approaches to lung cancer prevention, detection or therapy, moving observational studies to clinical practice.

  • Principal Investigators (PIs) must present a clear experimental plan for translational studies intended to result in tangible clinical relevance and patient impact.
  • PIs must demonstrate a strategic plan and timeline for clinical implementation in 5 years or less from the start of the two-year award.

ELIGIBILITY-

  • PIs must be independent investigators at or above the level of Assistant Professor (or equivalent).
  • Sponsoring Institutions are limited to not-for-profit institutions located within the United States.
  • Collaborations with industry partners are encouraged; however the PI must be an academic researcher.
  • Each Sponsoring Institution is restricted to submitting three (3) pre-applications. More than three (3) preapplications per institution will not be reviewed.
  • PIs may not have knowingly received any research funding from the tobacco industry, its parent companies, or subsidiaries within the last 5 years.
  • PIs must demonstrate compelling preliminary data and proof of concept at the time of submission.
  • Applications involving animals must receive approval from the institution’s Animal Care and Use Committee before award commencement.
  • Applications involving human participants must receive approval from the local Institutional Review Board before award commencement. IRB approval is not required at the time of submission, but the winning applicant must show approval within three (3) months of the time of notification.
  • The National Lung Cancer Partnership and Uniting Against Lung Cancer will not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, age or any other factor irrelevant to the quality of the application.

TERMS OF AWARD-

This award provides funding of $200,000, including a maximum of $18,000 indirect costs ($182,000 in direct costs, $18,000 in indirect costs). Grants will be paid over two years at $100,000 per year. Grant funds may not be used for tuition, travel or permanent equipment costs. The second year’s disbursement of funds will be contingent upon approval of the PI’s progress report by the Steering Committee.

SUBMISSION PROCESS-

 Limit on Number of Pre- Application per PI:  1

Limit on Number of Pre-Applications per institution: 3

***All Pre- Application(s) (required)  (due by 6:00pm EST) : November 12, 2012

Full Proposal deadline February 11,2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sponsor: The United States-india Educational Foundation (USIEF)
Submission Name: Obama Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (USIEF)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-16-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 11-01-2012

Program Information:

Purpose:

 

 US-India Institutional Partnership Grants

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announces an open competition for the support of projects through the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI).  Announced by the US and Indian governments, OSI aims to strengthen collaboration and build partnerships between American and Indian institutions of higher education. Accredited US post-secondary educational institutions meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501©(3) may submit proposals to support the program’s goals of encouraging mutual understanding, facilitating educational reform, fostering economic development, and engaging civil society through academic cooperation with Indian post secondary educational institutions.

 

Exchange activities may include but are not limited to curriculum design, research collaboration, team teaching, focused series of exchanges, seminars, among other activities.  Activities should be designed to develop expertise, advance scholarship and teaching, and promote reliable, long-term communication between partner institutions.

 

Proposals in the following fields are eligible: Energy; Sustainable Development; Climate Change; Environmental Studies; Education and Educational Reform; Public Health; and Community Development and Innovation.

 

Eligible Institutions:

 

USIEF will only accept one proposal per institution. Institutions that have

received an OSI grant in the past are not eligible to apply again.

 

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Science Support Office for the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-16-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-30-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) will serve to advance basic research in the marine geosciences and will be supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and several international partners. IODP builds on a rich legacy of scientific ocean drilling pioneered by NSF in the 1960's with the Deep Sea Drilling Project, which provided a test of the plate tectonic hypothesis and a basic reconnaissance of deep sea sediments and crustal rocks. This was followed in 1985 by the Ocean Drilling Program, which focused on examination of Earth, ocean and climate processes. The current Integrated Ocean Drilling Program commenced in 2003 and has served as an expanded program of scientific ocean drilling based on "Earth, Oceans and Life: Scientific Investigations of the Earth System Using Multiple Drilling Platforms and new Technologies; Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Initial Science Plan, 2003 - 2013" (http://www.iodp.org/initial-science-plan). IODP, expected to commence October 1, 2013 with the science plan available at http://www.iodp.org/Science-Plan-for-2013-2023/, builds upon lessons learned in the previous programs to build a multi-platform international program based on cooperation rather than integration. IODP planning for JOIDES Resolution operations will be conducted under a Facilities Governing Board rather than an integrated Science Advisory Structure, and management and funding for JOIDES Resolution operations will occur independently of the other IODP drilling platforms. The Facilities Governing Board (FGB) will be made up of scientists and governmental representatives of nations contributing to JOIDES Resolution operations, as well as representatives of the JOIDES Resolution science operator. The Facilities Governing Board will be advised by a Proposal Evaluation Panel (PEP), a Site Characterization Panel (SCP), and an Environmental Protection and Safety Panel (EPSP), and will be further served by a Site Survey Databank (SSDB). The FGB and its advisory panels will be utilized for proposal review by other science operators in IODP. The IODP Science Support Office will provide logistical support for the Facilities Governing Board and its advisory panels, manage and archive IODP Proposals and oversee their external review, and manage the SSDB.

 

This solicitation seeks the services of a qualified organization to provide the IODP Science Support Office. The award, to be administered as a Cooperative Agreement, is intended to cover an initial five year period beginning on October 1, 2013. A Program Review will be held prior to completion of the initial period and the results will guide a decision to re-compete or renew the Cooperative Agreement for a second five year period.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

 Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

 

  • Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
  • Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per PINone Specified

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: One proposal per PI is allowed.

 

Proposal Preparation and Submission Instructions

 

  • Letters of Intent: Submission of Letters of Intent is required.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 

  • Cost Sharing: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited·         
  •  Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable
  •  Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

DUE Dates:

 

 ·         Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):

 

         October 30, 2012

 

  • ·         Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):

 

         January 22, 2013

 

 

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Operations Management of the Drilling Vessel JOIDES Resolution for the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) (IODP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-16-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-30-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) will serve to advance basic research in the marine geosciences and will be supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and several international partners. IODP builds on a rich legacy of scientific ocean drilling pioneered by NSF in the 1960's with the Deep Sea Drilling Project, which provided a test of the plate tectonic hypothesis and a basic reconnaissance of deep sea sediments and crustal rocks. This was followed in 1985 by the Ocean Drilling Program, which focused on examination of Earth, ocean and climate processes. The current Integrated Ocean Drilling Program commenced in 2003 and has served as an expanded program of scientific ocean drilling based on Earth, Oceans and Life: Scientific Investigations of the Earth System Using Multiple Drilling Platforms and new Technologies; Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Initial Science Plan, 2003 - 2013 (http://www.iodp.org/initial-science-plan). IODP, anticipated to commence October 1, 2014 with the science plan available at http://www.iodp.org/Science-Plan-for-2013-2023/, builds upon lessons learned in the previous programs and will involve a multi-platform international program based on cooperation rather than integration. IODP planning for JOIDES Resolution operations will be conducted under a Facilities Governing Board rather than an integrated Science Advisory Structure, and management and funding for JOIDES Resolution operations will occur independently of the other IODP drilling platforms.

 

The NSF acquired and converted a drilling vessel with enhanced scientific research capabilities as the U.S. operational contribution to the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. This activity was successfully completed in 2009. The converted vessel, along with additional support elements directly provided by NSF to the science community, has fostered continuing U.S. leadership in scientific ocean drilling as well as increased participation of the broader international geoscience community. Independent reviews of both the current Integrated Ocean Drilling Program performance and the new Science Plan, titled Illuminating Earth's Past, Present, and Future: The International Ocean Discovery Program Science Plan for 2013-2023, have been highly favorable. The plan provides a strong scientific rationale for the continuation of scientific ocean drilling.

 

This solicitation seeks the services of a qualified organization, through a Cooperative Agreement, to provide technical and scientific management and operation of the JOIDES Resolution drilling vessel in support of the IODP Science Plan. The JOIDES Resolution is currently operated under the IODP System Integration Contract to the Consortium for Oceanographic Research. As the prime subcontractor, Texas A&M University is the current JOIDES Resolution science operator, with the vessel procured through long-term lease from owner Overseas Drilling, Limited under a contract with the Texas A&M University Research Foundation. This long-term lease contains provisions for one-year extensions through September 30, 2023 and is re-assignable to a new operator pending approval by the vessel owner. The initial period of the award is intended to cover a five year period beginning on October 1, 2014. A comprehensive Management Review will be conducted after the three initial years of operation, and the results will guide a decision to re-compete or renew the Cooperative Agreement, with renewal contingent on submission of a meritorious proposal.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

 

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

 

  • ·         Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
  • ·         Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.
  • ·         For-profit U.S. organizations partnered with U.S. academic institutions.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI None Specified

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: One proposal per PI is allowed.

 

Proposal Preparation and Submission Instructions

 

  • Letters of Intent: Submission of Letters of Intent is required.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 

  • Cost Sharing: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited
  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable
  • Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

 

DUE Dates:

 

  • Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):

 

         October 30, 2012

 

  • Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time):

 

         January 22, 2013

 

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Sponsor: Microsoft Research (MR)
Submission Name: Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship (MRFF)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-15-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-22-2012

Program Information:

Purpose:

 The Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship program recognizes innovative, promising new faculty members, from a number of research institutions, whose exceptional talent for research and innovation identifies them as emerging leaders in their fields. Learn how to apply for a fellowship.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

  • Candidates for the Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship program must be nominated by their research institution, and their nominations must be confirmed by a letter from the head of the institution (for example, office of the Provost, Pro-Vice Chancellor, President, Rector, Vice-Rector, and so on). Direct applications from new faculty members are not accepted.
  • No more than one nomination from each research institution will be accepted. An emphasis is placed on nominations from departments working on computing research areas and on areas that involve the innovative application of computing.
  • Applications may only be submitted through the online application tool by the application contact who is designated by the office of the head of the institution. Note: The nomination period closes on October 22, 2012—no applications will be accepted after this date.
  • In general, in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East, or Africa, nominees must hold a tenure-track faculty position, and should have completed their most recent PhD or ScD in 2006 or later. In Latin America, nominees must hold a permanent faculty position and must have obtained their PhD degree in 2006 or later. Justified extensions, such as maternity leave, may be accepted.
  • Nominees from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East, or Africa must be new faculty members in the first, second, or third year of their first tenure-track faculty appointment. Due to differences in academic career paths in Latin America, it is required that nominees from Latin America be faculty members in a permanent faculty position.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation are required from established researchers who are familiar with the nominee’s research. Of these letters, one (1) letter of recommendation should come from within the nominating institution, and the other two (2) letters should come from outside of the nominating institution. Letters may be submitted electronically with the online application tool.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC) ((PFI: BIC))
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-26-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 12-12-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 National prosperity today has become more dependent upon research and technology. Thus, NSF's role of supporting discovery research across all fields of science and engineering has become increasingly more relevant to economic development. By establishing and expanding partnerships, existing research discovery findings from institutions of higher education can be translated to innovations.

 This program solicitation, Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC) starts with an existing sound scientific and/or engineering-based research discovery that can be translated to market-valued solutions through a partnership between academe and small technology-based businesses. The funds will provide support to an academic institution to partner with at least two small technology-based businesses that are not in direct competition with each other to carry out early translational-research activities The primary aims of the activities of this partnership are three-fold: (1) to build the innovation capacity of the individual participants from academe and from business; (2) to increase the viability of the small business concerns; and (3) to develop the next-generation workforce by providing opportunities for students at different levels to effectively learn from, participate in, and be profoundly changed by exposure to the process of building innovation capacity that occurs in BIC projects. The active collaboration between academe and business could result in solutions with potential for an impact on more than one market.

 WEBINAR: A webinar will be held within 6 weeks of the release date of this solicitation to answer any questions about the solicitation. Details will be posted on the Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) website. (www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=iip) as they become available.

Organization Limit:

 Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

 ·   U.S. universities and two-and four-year colleges (including community and technical colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the U.S., acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions. The lead (submitting) organization must be an academic institution.

 Collaborative proposals between organizations are not permitted. (A collaborative proposal is defined as simultaneous proposal submissions for a joint project from different organizations, with each organization requesting a separate award).

PI Limit:

 The PI cannot be a PI on a Partnership for Innovation award that will be active after September 30, 2013.

 A PI who submits a proposal in response to this program solicitation may not also submit a proposal to the Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research (PFI: AIR) program

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

 Lead academic institutions are limited to participation on one proposal as a lead institution. A lead academic institution may NOT participate as a subawardee on any other proposal submitted under this solicitation. A lead academic institution, however, may be a partner (not receiving funding) on another proposal or may provide consultants to another proposal submitted under this solicitation.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

  A. Proposal Preparation Instructions 

  • ·         Letters of Intent: Submission of Letters of Intent is required. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

 

  •  ·         Preliminary Proposal Submission: Not Applicable

 

  • ·         Full Proposals:

 

  • o   Full Proposals submitted via FastLane: NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide, Part I: Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) Guidelines apply. The complete text of the GPG is available electronically on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=gpg.

 

  •  ·    Full Proposals submitted via Grants.gov: NSF Grants.gov Application Guide: A Guide for the Preparation and Submission of NSF Applications via Grants.gov Guidelines apply (Note: The NSF Grants.gov Application Guide is available on the Grants.gov website and on the NSF website at: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=grantsgovguide)

 BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  •  ·         Cost Sharing Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.
  • ·         Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable
  • ·         Other Budgetary Limitations: Other budgetary limitations apply. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further             information.

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Research Experiences for Teachers in Engineering and Computer Science (RET)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-26-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-01-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:


The Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program encourages the active participation of both in-service and pre-service (education majors who are still pursuing their degrees) K-12 science, technology, engineering, computer science and mathematics (STEM) teachers and community college faculty in ongoing NSF supported engineering and computer science research through supplements and sites. Encouraging active participation of teachers and community college faculty in NSF projects is an excellent way to reach broadly into the teacher talent pool of the U.S. so that they can teach engineering and computer science concepts to their students to encourage and stimulate them to pursue engineering and computer science careers.

 ENG and CISE strongly encourage all of their grantees, including grantees from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Research (STTR) programs, to make special efforts to identify talented teachers and community college faculty for participation in this RET opportunity.

 ENG and CISE strongly encourage the use of REU supplements to enable K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty to participate in Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs.

 The RET in Engineering and Computer Science program will allow PIs to involve participating teachers and community college faculty in international research experiences in their proposals. PIs may contact NSF's Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) staff, with expertise in the country or region of interest, for information about institutions and counterpart agencies. (Contacts for cognizant program managers(s) are available from the OISE Home Page, http://www.nsf.gov/index.jsp?div=OISE.)

 The RET in Engineering and Computer Science program invites RET Site applicants to apply for up to $4,000 per year of additional funding (direct costs) for carefully designed, clearly articulated activities focusing on ethics in science and engineering. Applying for the ethics-component funding is optional. An applicant who chooses to request it must include in the proposal a detailed description and cost breakdown for the ethics activities. Specific instructions are provided below, under "Supplementary Documentation" in Section V.A. ("Proposal Preparation Instructions"). Proposals that include the supplementary focused ethics component are often referred to a program officer in NSF's Ethics and Values in Science, Engineering, and Technology (EVS) program, who reviews the ethics component for possible funding by that program and offers suggestions to improve the ethics activities. Information about relevant interests in the EVS program is available via the Science, Technology and Society (STS) home page and solicitation, http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5324&org=SES. In addition, the NSF-supported Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science (http://www.onlineethics.org/) provides many useful resources for developing a pedagogically sound ethics component. Questions regarding the ethics component should be directed to the SBE Ethics program officer at (703) 292-8543.

 RET in Engineering and Computer Science Supplement. A request for funding of a RET in Engineering and Computer Science supplement should be made under an existing NSF ENG or CISE award or within a proposal for a new or renewed NSF ENG or CISE award. The description of the RET activity must clearly articulate in some detail the form and nature of the prospective K-12 STEM teacher and/or community college faculty member's involvement in the Principal Investigator's ongoing or proposed research. See V.A.(5), "Project Description," below for detailed information. For example, the teacher or community college faculty member may participate in the design of new experiments, modeling and analysis of experimental data, algorithm and software development, and other activities that will result in intellectual contributions to the project. It is expected that the RET in Engineering and Computer Science supplement experience will also lead to the transfer of new knowledge to classroom activities. Therefore, the RET supplement description must also indicate what type of sustained follow-up will be provided during the academic year to help in translating the teacher's research experience and new understanding of engineering and computer science concepts into classroom practice.

 RET in Engineering and Computer Science Site. A RET in Engineering and Computer Science Site project is an independent proposal, submitted at an annual deadline date, to provide groups of in-service and pre-service K-12 STEM teachers and/or community college faculty with discovery and technology-based learning experiences in engineering and computer science laboratories and facilities, which will then be incorporated into their classroom activities during the school year. A RET in Engineering and Computer Science Site project may be conducted during the summer, academic year, or both, and must have a well-defined focus, with clearly articulated projects and activities for teachers and/or community college faculty. A RET Site proposal must be submitted by a College, School, or Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and Information Science and must involve teachers and/or community college faculty in an engineering or computer science research project for a duration of at least six weeks. In those cases where limited availability of specialized facilities, such as clean rooms, electron microscopes, etc., make it possible to offer an extraordinary experience in a shorter timeframe, a research component of a shorter duration may be proposed with appropriate justification. An orientation session must be included at the beginning of the program for the teachers and/or community college faculty to acquaint them with laboratory methods, safety procedures, analytical methods, etc. as appropriate to the proposal. Because the RET experience also will lead to the transfer of new knowledge to classroom activities, the proposal must provide a plan for sustained follow-up by the RET in Engineering and Computer Science Site project team with the teachers and/or community college faculty to ensure that the research experience is translated into classroom practice during the academic year. The proposal must also provide a detailed plan for evaluation of the proposed project and the classroom impact. The Site proposal may also include a request for support of a workshop designed to reach teachers and/or community college faculty not involved in a RET in Engineering and Computer Science Site project to inform them of the outcomes and materials developed as a result of the site project.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

 Organization Limit:

 Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • ·Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and   aving a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
  • Small businesses with an active SBIR or STTR grant are eligible to apply for an RET supplement

PI Limit:

 The principal investigator of a RET in Engineering and Computer Science Site proposal must have a faculty appointment, within a College/Department of Engineering or Engineering Technology or a College/Department of Computer and Information Science broadly defined (e.g., including HCI, Software Engineering, Networking Science, Informatics) within the submitting U.S. academic institution.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  3

 Three site proposals may be submitted per competition by a U.S. academic institution, College/Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and Information Science as the lead institution.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  •           Cost Sharing Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited. 
  • ·         Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable
  • ·         Other Budgetary Limitations: Other budgetary limitations apply. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

 

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Sponsor: Searle Scholars Program (SSP)
Submission Name: Searle Scholars Program (SSP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-25-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-28-2012

Program Information:

 

Overview

The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding young scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Generally, the program makes 15 new grants each year.

Submissions are restricted to selected candidates from invited institutions only and are not open to individuals who have not been selected by their institution to participate in the competition. The list of invited institutions can be found on the Participating Institutions page. Individuals from an invited institution who are considering submitting an application should consult with the individual at their institution who handles outside awards to determine how many applications their institution has been allowed to submit, as well as how selections will be made within their institution.

Online application forms and application instructions for awards to be activated in 2013 will be available after June 1, 2012 to participating institutions. Selected applicants should obtain the online application username and password from the appropriate administrative office at their institution. Applications are to be submitted by the institution on behalf of the individual candidate.

 

Applications for awards to be activated on July 1, 2013 must be received no later than Friday, September 28, 2012.

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Sponsor: The United States-india Educational Foundation (USIEF)
Submission Name: Searle Scholars Program (SSP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-25-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-28-2012

Program Information:

Overview

The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding young scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Generally, the program makes 15 new grants each year.

Submissions are restricted to selected candidates from invited institutions only and are not open to individuals who have not been selected by their institution to participate in the competition. The list of invited institutions can be found on the Participating Institutions page. Individuals from an invited institution who are considering submitting an application should consult with the individual at their institution who handles outside awards to determine how many applications their institution has been allowed to submit, as well as how selections will be made within their institution.

Online application forms and application instructions for awards to be activated in 2013 will be available after June 1, 2012 to participating institutions. Selected applicants should obtain the online application username and password from the appropriate administrative office at their institution. Applications are to be submitted by the institution on behalf of the individual candidate.

Applications for awards to be activated on July 1, 2013 must be received no later than Friday, September 28, 2012.

 

All application materials should be mailed to:

Searle Scholars Program
303 West Madison Street
Suite 1800
Chicago, IL 60606

 

 

 

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Sponsor: The United States-india Educational Foundation (USIEF)
Submission Name: Searle Scholar's Program ((SSP))
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-23-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-28-2012

Program Information:

Overview-

The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding young scientists who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Grants are $300,000 for a three-year term with $100,000 payable each year of the grant, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Generally, the program makes 15 new grants each year.

Submissions are restricted to selected candidates from invited institutions only and are not open to individuals who have not been selected by their institution to participate in the competition. The list of invited institutions can be found on the Participating Institutions page. Individuals from an invited institution who are considering submitting an application should consult with the individual at their institution who handles outside awards to determine how many applications their institution has been allowed to submit, as well as how selections will be made within their institution.

Online application forms and application instructions for awards to be activated in 2013 will be available after June 1, 2012 to participating institutions. Selected applicants should obtain the online application username and password from the appropriate administrative office at their institution. Applications are to be submitted by the institution on behalf of the individual candidate.

Applications for awards to be activated on July 1, 2013 must be received no later than Friday, September 28, 2012.

Eligibility-

Applicants for awards which will be activated on July 1, 2013 will be expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.

Candidates should have begun their first appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2011. The appointment must be a tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent) at an invited institution.

Potential applicants whose institutions do not have tenure-track appointments should consult with the scientific director of the Program regarding eligibility PRIOR to preparing an application.

The Searle Scholars Program does not ordinarily support purely clinical research but has supported research programs that include both clinical and basic components. Potential applicants who are unsure if their research is appropriate for our Program are encouraged to examine the research interests of present and former Searle Scholars on this website.

Award Information-

Grants are currently set at $300,000 for a three-year period, with $100,000 payable in the first year and equal sums payable in the second and third years, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Normally, fifteen new awards will be made annually. The awards will be made to tax-exempt institutions described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and will be designated for the support of the research programs described in the applications. Awards are issued from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust.

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (NSF)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-14-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-19-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 BRIDGE TO THE DOCTORATE (BD) ACTIVITY

 Senior-level LSAMP alliances are eligible for Bridge to the Doctorate (BD) support. BD funding provides eligible students with financial support for two years of graduate study.

 Programmatic activities for BD support must describe effective recruitment and retention strategies in STEM graduate education and must be based on current research for attracting, retaining, educating and graduating the participants. Proposers must provide documentation of past performance at the designated graduate institutional site of retaining, graduating, and placing significant numbers of LSAMP graduates into STEM doctoral-degree programs. A plan for formally connecting a significant number of newly matriculated LSAMP students, including master's degree graduates, to doctoral degree programs is expected.

 Successful projects are encouraged to partner with other NSF-funded programs, such as Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST), NSF research centers, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT), or Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP). Successful BD projects must ensure that a substantive number of first year BD participants apply to NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Similarly, BD applicants must present an action plan describing dollar support and sources for continuing students in years three and beyond towards doctorate degrees. Action plans identifying strategies for connecting the transfer of third-year BD recipients interested and eligible for admission to STEM doctoral programs are required. Recruitment of students is expected from all STEM disciplines. A concentration of students in one discipline within a cohort is strongly discouraged.

 Tracking of project participants that enter doctoral degree programs and the workforce, including the professoriate, is also expected. Other highly valued activities include regular BD meetings, mentoring of students, resources to support annual student participation at professional meetings, seminars on productive academic efforts, demystifying degree programs, and available career options. A critical mass of twelve (12) LSAMP STEM graduate students is required under this activity.

 The NSF contribution to graduate student stipends is $60,000 over two years for each of twelve students. NSF will provide a cost-of-education allowance to the institution for tuition, health insurance, and other normal fees up to $10,500 per year for up to two years for each of twelve students. Additional funds up to $15,000 may be requested for activities in other cost categories (e.g., salaries, wages and fringe benefits, travel, materials and supplies, and applicable indirect costs) that contribute to the effectiveness of the BD program; any such costs must be listed under the appropriate NSF budget categories and must be explained in the Budget Justification. Costs for project evaluation are allowable. Salary support for administrative personnel is not allowable under this funding opportunity. Organizations should propose in accordance with their current disclosed accounting practices.

 BD proposals must include student tracking and evaluation plans. Award notifications will include language requiring recipients of BD funding to provide essential data for NSF-sponsored program evaluations.

 The maximum request per alliance for BD support is $987,000. All BD student support costs should be listed on Line F, "Participant Support," on the proposal budget. All students receiving stipends must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

 Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

 ·         Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the US, acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.

PI LIMIT:

 Alliance (including the B2B) and BD: To promote institutional commitments to increase the quality and quantity of under-represented minorities in STEM disciplines, the President or Provost of the lead institution should serve as the Principal Investigator. A full explanation should be provided for a PI designation in variance with this requirement. Co-principal investigators from partner institutions may be designated, as appropriate, for the project.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

 Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 Cost Sharing: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited

 Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable

 Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

 

 

 

 

 

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13) (NIH)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-31-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-17-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) encourages Research Conference Grant (R13) applications to conduct health disparities-related meetings, workshops, and symposia. The purpose of the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series is to bring together academic institutions/organizations and community organizations to identify opportunities for addressing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). The objectives of meetings conducted as part of this award will be to: (1) establish and/or enhance academic-community partnerships; (2) identify community-driven research priorities, and (3) develop long-term collaborative CBPR research agendas. Thus, it is expected these partnerships will lead to grant applications for the support of CBPR projects designed to meet identified community needs. The areas of focus for these partnerships may include one or more of the following community-health issues: infant mortality; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; health literacy; techniques for outreach and information dissemination; pediatric and maternal HIV/AIDS prevention; and violence prevention.

 ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS:

 Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

 For institutions/organizations proposing multiple PD(s)/PI(s), visit the Multiple Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Component of the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide.  

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 Cost Sharing Requirements:

 This FOA does not require cost sharing as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.

 Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

 

 


 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-30-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-30-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

AGEP is committed to the national goal of increasing the numbers of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders (URMs), including URMs with disabilities entering and completing graduate education and postdoctoral training to levels representative of the available pool of URMs. Increased URM participation in advanced STEM education and training is critical for supporting the development of a diverse professional STEM workforce especially a diverse STEM faculty who serve as the intellectual, professional, personal, and organizational role models that shape the expectations of future scientists and engineers. To achieve this long term commitment, the AGEP program will support the development, implementation, study, and dissemination of innovative models and standards of graduate education and postdoctoral training that are designed to improve URM participation, preparation, and success.

AGEP projects must focus on URM U.S. citizens in STEM graduate education, and/or postdoctoral training, and their preparation for academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education. STEM professional development more broadly may be included in projects with a strong and compelling argument. AGEP is interested in proposals that include any or all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields supported by NSF including the social, behavioral and economic sciences, and multi-, cross-, or inter-disciplinary STEM fields.

AGEP encourages community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, minority-serving institutions (Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities), women's colleges, and institutions primarily serving persons with disabilities to participate as lead institutions and as alliance partners in all three types of AGEP projects.

AGEP intends to support the following types of projects:

AGEP-Transformation - Strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop, implement, and study innovative evidence-based models and standards for STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM career preparation that eliminate or mitigate negative factors and promote positive practices for URMs.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT: 1

AGEP-Transformation - An institution or organization may serve as the lead on one AGEP-Transformation collaborative proposal. An institution or organization may be a partner in multiple AGEP-Transformation projects. Each AGEP-Transformation alliance partner must simultaneously submit proposals as part of one collaborative proposal. (See Chapter II, Section D.4.b for guidance in the preparation of collaborative proposals submitted as separate submissions from multiple organizations.) Institutions and organizations involved in AGEP-Transformation projects may also participate in AGEP-KAT and AGEP-BPR projects.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

AGEP-Transformation normal award size will be up to $1,750,000 for 42 months (approximately $500,000 per year including direct and indirect costs) depending on the scope of the proposed project. Factors impacting the scope of the project may include: the variety and number of disciplines involved; the number and geographic location of the alliance partners; difficulty of implementing the proposed activities; and the potential impact for increasing, above and beyond current trends the Nation's racial and ethnic diversity of STEM graduate student enrollees and completers and/or postdoctoral trainees and completers. AGEP-Transformation projects can commit up to 20% of the requested direct costs to providing graduate student or postdoctoral financial support to URM U.S. citizens (i.e. full or partial stipends, scholarships, fellowships, recruitment bonuses, retention bonuses, tuition and fees for their degree or training program, insurance and other benefits).

 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-20-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-19-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The information associated with various collections of organisms, such as geographic, paleogeographic and stratigraphic distribution, environmental habitat data, phenology, information about associated organisms, collector field notes, and tissues and molecular data extracted from the specimens, is a rich resource providing the baseline from which to further biodiversity research and provide critical information about existing gaps in our knowledge of life on earth. The national resource is structured at three levels: a central coordinating organization, a series of thematic networks based on an important research theme, and the physical collections. The national resource builds upon a sizable existing national investment in curation of the physical objects in scientific collections and contributes vitally to scientific research and technology interests in the United States. It will become an invaluable tool in understanding contemporary biological issues and challenges.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Only one TCN proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization. Organizations may be involved in more than one collaborative effort as a non-lead proposal.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

An individual may appear as PI or co-PI on no more than one ADBC proposal submitted to any annual ADBC competition.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Partners to Existing Networks (PEN) proposals may request up to $150,000 for a maximum of 3 years.

 

 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-20-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-19-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon fundamental research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society.

The National Science Foundation plans to build upon the I-Corps program and establish a National Innovation Network comprised of I-Corps Regional Nodes that will support the needs for innovation research and education. NSF is seeking to build a network of regional nodes that will work cooperatively to establish, utilize and sustain a national innovation ecosystem that further enhances the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society. The interconnected nodes of this network may be diverse in research areas, resources, tools, programs, capabilities, and in geographic locations - while the network will have the flexibility to grow or reconfigure as needs arise. I-Corps Regional Nodes will foster understanding on how to: 1) identify, develop and support promising ideas that can generate value, 2) create and implement tools and resources that enhance our nation's innovation capacity, 3) gather, analyze, evaluate and utilize the data and insight resulting from the experiences of those participating in the I-Corps program and 4) share and leverage effective innovation practices on a national scale - to improve the quality of life for the U.S. citizenry.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

PI Limit:

The PI must be an academic Administrative Lead at the level of Dean or higher.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

 

 

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-06-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-05-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 For many decades, an increasing number of women have obtained STEM doctoral degrees, however, women, particularly women of color, continue to be significantly underrepresented in almost all STEM academic positions. While the degree of underrepresentation varies among STEM disciplines, women's advancement to senior professorial ranks and leadership roles is an issue in all fields. The underrepresentation of women is also a critical issue for the nation, at large, as its need to develop a globally competitive and diverse workforce increases.

 Research has shown that women's representation and advancement in academic STEM positions are affected by many external factors that are unrelated to their ability, interest and technical skills (Spencer, et al, 1999; Halpern and Tan, 2001; Hyde, 2005; National Academy of Sciences, 2007). Such factors include, but are not limited to: stereotype threat, societal impacts, organizational constraints of academic institutions; differential effect of work and family demands; implicit and explicit bias; and lack of women in academic leadership and decision-making positions. The cumulative effect of such diverse factors has been to create infrastructural barriers that impact the number of women entering, persisting and advancing in STEM careers.

 Thus, the goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE also has as its goal to seminally contribute to and inform the general knowledge base on gender equity in the academic STEM disciplines.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

 The categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the Grant Proposal Guide, Chapter I, Section E.

 Limit on Number of Proposals per PI:  None Specified

 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Proposer organizations may submit only one Institutional Transformation proposal or one IT-Catalyst proposal. There is no limit on the number of PAID proposals that can be submitted.

 Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: None Specified

 BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 Cost Sharing: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1: (RII Track-1) (EPSCoR)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-03-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-03-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is designed to fulfill the mandate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to promote scientific progress nationwide. The EPSCoR program is directed at those jurisdictions that have historically received lesser amounts of NSF Research and Development (R&D) funding. Thirty one jurisdictions, including twenty-eight states, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam and the U. S. Virgin Islands are currently eligible to participate. Through this program, NSF establishes partnerships with government, higher education and industry that are designed to effect sustainable improvements in a state's or region's research infrastructure, R&D capacity, and hence, its national R&D competitiveness.

Research Infrastructure Improvement Program Track-1: (RII Track-1) awards provide up to $4 million per year for up to 5 years to support physical, human, and cyber infrastructure improvements in research areas selected by the jurisdiction's EPSCoR steering committee as having the best potential to improve future R&D competitiveness of the jurisdiction.

LIMITATIONS:

Only one Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1: (RII Track-1) proposal may be submitted in response to this solicitation by the designated fiscal agent/proposing organization, acting on behalf of a jurisdiction's EPSCoR steering committee.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

An investigator may serve as PI or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted in response to this solicitation.

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS:

Cost sharing at a level of at least, and no more than, 20 percent of the amount requested from NSF is required for all proposals submitted in response to this solicitation.

Funding requests can be for durations of up to 5 years. Annual budgets for NSF support cannot exceed $4 million.

Budgets should include sufficient funding for participation in annual jurisdictional and regional EPSCoR conferences. In addition, budgets should request support for key jurisdiction personnel to participate in the annual Project Directors/Project Administrators meeting, the biennial National EPSCoR Conference, and in evaluative activities including site visits and reverse site visits.

 

 

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: The NIH Centers for Accelerated Innovations (U54) (NIH)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-03-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-19-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 This program will establish Centers that will create infrastructure and processes to provide the support required to translate novel early stage scientific advances and discoveries into commercially viable products [such as therapeutics (e.g., drugs, biologics), preventatives, diagnostics, devices, tools, etc.] that improve patient care and advance public health. The NIH Centers for Accelerated Innovations (NCAI) will foster the development of high priority early-stage technologies that address diseases within the NHLBI’s mission in a manner consistent with business case development and regulatory requirements by (1) providing funding for scientific product definition studies (feasibility, validation, prototype development, or proof of concept studies); (2) providing unified and coordinated access to expertise in areas required for early technology development, including scientific, regulatory, reimbursement, business, legal, and project management; (3) leveraging existing NIH resources, such as Science Moving Towards Research Translation and Therapy (SMARTT) and the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSAs); (4) establishing novel partnerships and strengthening existing alliances between stakeholders, including public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors; (5) providing Innovators with training and hands-on experience in entrepreneurism; and (6) creating cultural and systemic changes by providing the necessary resources to proactively and more rapidly move from breakthrough innovations to products that will have health, economic, and societal impact.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

In response to this FOA, an institution can only submit, or be part of, a single application. Applications should include detailed evidence of significant institutional commitment

 BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 An applicant for a Center may request a project period of up to 7 years. The NHLBI’s maximum total budget for a Center is $24M for a 7-year funding period.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Construction of Regional Class Research Vessels (RCRV)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-20-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-07-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE) Integrative Programs Section (IPS) is soliciting proposals to manage the design and construction of up to three (3) Regional Class Research Vessels, to be based on an existing, NSF-owned concept design. Advancement through successive project phases, including the award of a shipyard contract for the construction phase, will be contingent upon successful project execution by the Awardee as determined through NSF review and the availability of funds. The actual number of vessels built will be contingent upon projected future science utilization and the availability of funds.

Organizations responding to this program solicitation may, at their discretion, include a proposal to operate the first RCRV for a period not to exceed five (5) years, provided that it shall (1) operate the vessel in the appropriate geographic region based on coastal and near coastal science utilization at the time of delivery, and (2) operate the vessel with the highest degree of economic efficiency within that region. The LI should anticipate an external review of operational effectiveness and quality of service after five (5) years of operation and, assuming a positive review, re-competition after ten (10) years of operation. Re-competition does not imply that the Operating Institution will be required to change, but rather that it will be open for potential change. If the 5-year review is not satisfactory, NSF may decide to re-compete earlier than 10 years.

Selection of Operating Institutions for any additional vessels will be conducted by means of a separate competition that will be completed prior to delivery of the first RCRV. The selected Lead Institution will be allowed to compete for operation of any follow-on vessels.

The current RCRV design was developed through an interagency agreement with the U. S. Navy's Program Executive Office (Ships), which produced two competing vessel designs for a 155' multi-purpose oceanographic research ship capable of operating for up to 21 days in three distinct regions; the U.S. East, West and Gulf Coasts. That effort was completed in early 2009. A panel of experts was convened by NSF later that year to review the designs and recommend the one considered most favorable for further development.

During Phase I of the anticipated award, the existing design will be re-evaluated and refreshed by the Awardee based on (1) current regulatory requirements, and (2) recommendations from the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) Fleet Improvement Committee (FIC) as agreed to by NSF. An analysis of the feasibility and costs associated with acquiring and converting an existing vessel to meet the technical/operational requirements of the refreshed design shall accompany the analysis of construction costs for a new build RCRV. In accordance with the NSF Large Facilities Manual, an in-depth Conceptual Design Review (CDR) will be conducted during Phase I, the success of which will determine NSF approval of Awardee progression toward a Preliminary Design Review (PDR). A successful PDR will be required to support inclusion of the RCRV Project in a future Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) budget request to Congress.

Following successful completion of PDR and NSF approval for inclusion of the RCRV in a future MREFC budget request, the LI will manage the shipyard selection process (Phase II). This Phase will include in-depth NSF review of the proposed Acquisition Strategy.

The LI will subsequently manage the entire construction effort (Phase III) for up to three hulls, contingent upon a successful Final Design Review (FDR), and the availability of funding. For efficiency of production, the hull and major machinery of the RCRVs will be identical and the arrangements nearly identical. Slight variations in the science outfitting may be made to suit the requirements of a particular region. The LI will also manage the trials and delivery of all three hulls (Phase IV) and assist in transition of the vessels to their respective Operating Institutions.

The proposal must demonstrate the Lead Institution's past experience in construction, conversion, maintenance and/or management of vessel operations in support of science and education as well as their ability to assemble a qualified team to successfully execute the RCRV project within cost, scope and schedule.

Following successful completion of Phase IV, the selected Operating Institution(s) will assume responsibility for the management, operation and maintenance of the vessel(s) to support NSF and other federally-funded oceanographic research projects. Operational funding for the RCRV(s) will be reviewed and negotiated annually through five-year Cooperative Agreement(s) with the Ship Operations Program, Division of Ocean Sciences. NSF intends that, following delivery and turnover of the RCRV(s), the selected Operating Institution(s) will obtain University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) membership (See http://www.unols.org) and the ship(s) will be scheduled through the UNOLS scheduling process, allowing all interested funded scientists equal access to the facility.

NSF will retain title to the RCRV(s).

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

One proposal per organization as Lead Institution is allowed.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-03-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-03-2012
10/10/12 FULL PROPOSAL

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) supports research and education in the Earth, Ocean, Atmospheric, and Geospace Sciences. The Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG) Program is designed to address the fact that certain groups are underrepresented in the geosciences relative to their proportions in the general population. The primary goal of the OEDG Program is to increase participation in the geosciences by African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans (American Indians and Alaskan Natives), Native Pacific Islanders (Polynesians or Micronesians), and persons with disabilities. A secondary goal of the program is to increase the perceived relevance of the geosciences among broad and diverse segments of the population. The OEDG Program supports activities that will increase the number of members of underrepresented groups who:

 

  • Are involved in formal pre-college geoscience education programs;
  • Pursue and earn associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the geosciences;
  • Enter geoscience careers; and
  • Participate in informal geoscience education programs.

The OEDG Program offers three funding Tracks: OEDG Planning Grants; Track 1: Proof-of-Concept Projects; and Track 2: Full-Scale Projects.

OEDG Planning Grants - This Track supports planning workshops, conferences, symposia and related short-term activities that facilitate either: 1) development of new strategic plans to implement systemic, community-wide programs to broaden participation in the geosciences; or, 2) development of new partnerships or collaborations between multiple institutions seeking to establish sustainable projects that address the goals of the OEDG program.

Track 2: Full-Scale Projects - This Track supports longer-term activities that will identify and promote pathways to geoscience careers among members of underrepresented groups. It is expected that Track 2 proposals will establish programs that are sustainable without additional OEDG funding. Prior Track 1 OEDG funding is not a pre-requisite for submitting a Track 2 proposal.

LIMITATIONS

Institutions may submit only one Track 2 proposal as either the Lead Institution of a Collaborative Proposal or the sole submitting organization. Institutions may participate as a non-Lead Institution for additional Collaborative Proposals submitted to Track 2.

Institutions may obtain funding for only one Planning Grant proposal over the lifetime of this solicitation and are not eligible to submit a Planning Grant proposal if they have received an OEDG Planning Grant through solicitation NSF 08-605.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

A maximum allowable funding value has been identified for each Track, with details provided later in the solicitation. Budget requests should not exceed the maximum funding allowable for the appropriate Track, or the proposal will be returned without review.

 

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: Occupational Safety and Health Training Project Grants (T03)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-25-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 08-24-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites grant applications for Training Project Grants (TPG) that are focused on occupational safety and health training and on research training. NIOSH is mandated to provide an adequate supply of qualified personnel to carry out the purposes of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91-596, 84 Stat. 1590), and the TPGs are one of the principal means for meeting this mandate. TPGs are programs at institutions that provide training in the core occupational safety and health areas of industrial hygiene (IH), occupational health nursing (OHN), occupational medicine residency (OMR), occupational safety (OS), as well as other closely related occupational safety and health (OSH) fields. Applicants proposing training programs in allied disciplines closely related to OSH must contact the program administrator identified in this announcement to discuss the concept and its relevance to OSH training program priorities.

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

An applicant institution may submit only one application under this announcement.

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS:

A new applicant may request a project period of up to three years. Applicants submitting renewal (competing continuation) applications may request a project period of up to five years. Awards for undergraduate programs may have a total budget of up to a maximum of $50,000 per year. Awards for predoctoral academic programs may have a total budget of up to a maximum of $125,000 per year. Awards for occupational medicine residency programs may have a total budget of up to a maximum $200,000 per year.

 

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Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Submission Name: Art Works (Art)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-22-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 08-09-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The NEA's guiding principle is embodied in one sentence: "Art works."

"Art works" is a noun; the creation of works of art by artists. "Art works" is a verb; art works on and within people to change and inspire them. "Art works" is a statement; arts jobs are real jobs that are part of the real economy.

Art Works encourages and supports the following four outcomes:

  • 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.

You will be asked to select the outcome that is most relevant to your project, and you also will be able to select a secondary outcome (note that all Arts Education applicants must choose the Learning outcome as their primary outcome). When making selections, you should identify the outcome(s) that reflect the results expected to be achieved by your project. If you receive a grant, you also will be asked to provide evidence of those results.

  1. Creation: The portfolio of American art is expanded.

Support is available for projects to create art that meets the highest standards of excellence across a diverse spectrum of artistic disciplines and geographic locations. Through the creation of art, these projects are intended to replenish and rejuvenate America's enduring cultural legacy. Creation activities may include:

  1.  
    • Commissioning, development, and production of new work.
    • Design competitions and design or planning projects for new arts or cultural spaces or landscapes.
    • Workshops and residencies for artists where the primary purpose is to create new art.
    • Opportunities for writers and translators to create or refine their work.
    • Projects that employ innovative forms of art-making and design.

You will be asked to address the anticipated results in your application. If you receive a grant, you will be asked to provide evidence of those results at the end of your project. You will need to provide evidence of the new art works created. If the project activities do not lead to the creation of completed works of art within the period of a grant, you may demonstrate progress toward the creation of art by describing the artists' participation and work accomplished by the end of the grant. Before applying,

Engagement: Americans throughout the nation experience art.

Support is available for projects that provide public engagement with artistic excellence across a diverse spectrum of artistic disciplines and geographic locations. These projects should engage the public directly with the arts, providing Americans with new opportunities to have profound and meaningful arts experiences. Engagement activities may include:

  1.  
    • Exhibitions, performances, concerts, and readings.
    • Film screenings.
    • Touring and outreach activities.
    • Restaging of repertory and master works of historical significance.
    • Art fairs and festivals.
    • Documentation, preservation, and conservation of art work.
    • Public programs that raise awareness of cultural heritage.
    • Broadcasts on television or radio; video games; mobile apps; live streaming, audio- and video-on-demand, podcasts, MP3 files, or other digital applications.
    • Design charrettes.
    • Publication, production, and promotion of digital, audio, mobile, or online publications; books; magazines; catalogues; and searchable information databases.
    • Services to artists and arts organizations.
    • Projects that extend the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
    • Projects that employ innovative forms of art and design delivery.

You will be asked to address the anticipated results in your application. If you receive a grant, you will be asked to provide evidence of those results at the end of your project. You will need to describe the participants' experiences as well as the composition of the participant group. If the nature of the project does not allow for the documentation of participants' experiences explicitly, you may document the composition of the participant group and numbers of participants and activities, and describe the activities used to engage the public with art.

Learning: Americans of all ages acquire knowledge or skills in the arts.

Support is available for projects that provide Americans of all ages with arts learning opportunities across a diverse spectrum of artistic disciplines and geographic locations. These projects should focus on the acquisition of knowledge or skills in the arts, thereby building public capacity for lifelong participation in the arts. Learning activities may include:

  1.  
    • Lifelong learning activities for children, adults, and intergenerational groups.
    • Standards-based arts education activities for pre-K-12 students.
    • Informal education programs, workshops, and demonstrations.
    • Mentorships and apprenticeship programs.
    • Professional development for artists, teaching artists, teachers, and other education providers.
    • Assessments and evaluations of arts learning.
    • Online courses or training.
    • Lectures and symposia.
    • Production, publication, and distribution of teachers'/facilitators’ guides.
    • Innovative practices in arts learning for Americans of all ages.

You will be asked to address the anticipated results in your application. If you receive a grant, you will be asked to provide evidence of those results at the end of your project. You will need to describe the participants' learning, the composition of the participant group, and the numbers of participants and activities, as well as the activities used to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge or skills in the arts. If you receive support through the Arts Education discipline for a standards-based project, you will be required to report on additional measurable results, including identifying specific learning outcomes, describing the assessment method, and reporting on the number of participants who demonstrated learning. In addition to a Final Descriptive Report and Federal Financial Report, Arts Education grantees will be required to submit assessment tools with their Final Report.

  1. Livability: American communities are strengthened through the arts.

Support is available for projects that incorporate the arts and design into strategies to improve the livability of communities. Livability consists of a variety of factors that contribute to the quality of life in a community such as ample opportunities for social, civic, and cultural participation; education, employment, and safety; sustainability; affordable housing, ease of transportation, and access to public buildings and facilities; and an aesthetically pleasing environment. The arts can enhance livability by providing new avenues for expression and creativity. Arts- and design-related Livability activities may include:

  1.  
    • The development of plans for cultural and/or creative sector growth.
    • The enhancement of public spaces through design or new art works.
    • Arts or design activities that are intended to foster community interaction in public spaces.
    • Cultural sustainability activities that contribute to community identity and sense of place.
    • The inclusion of artists, designers, and/or arts organizations in civic engagement activities and plans and processes to improve community livability and enhance the unique characteristics of a community.
    • Innovative community-based partnerships that integrate the arts with livability efforts.

Please note that certain types of Livability activities will require applicants to provide information in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and/or the National Historic Preservation Act.

The anticipated long-term results for Livability projects are measurable community benefits, such as growth in overall levels of social and civic engagement; arts- or design-focused changes in policies, laws, and/or regulations; job and/or revenue growth for the community; and changes in in-and-out migration patterns. You will be asked to address the anticipated results in your application. If you receive a grant, you will be asked to provide evidence of those results at the end of your project. Given the nature of Livability projects, benefits are likely to emerge over time and may not be fully measureable during the period of a grant. You will need to provide evidence of progress toward achieving improved livability as appropriate to the project. Reporting requirements for Livability are different from -- and more extensive than -- the reporting requirements for the other outcomes. Before applying,.

Innovation

The NEA recognizes that arts and design organizations are often in the forefront of innovation in their work and strongly encourages innovation within the outcomes listed above. Innovative projects are characterized as those that:

  • Are likely to prove transformative with the potential for meaningful change, whether in the development or enhancement of new or existing art forms, new approaches to the creation or presentation of art, or new ways of engaging the public with art;
  • Are distinctive, offering fresh insights and new value for their fields and/or the public through unconventional solutions; and
  • Have the potential to be shared and/or emulated, or are likely to lead to other innovations.

Partnerships can be valuable to the success of these projects. While not required, applicants are encouraged to consider partnerships among organizations, both in and outside of the arts, as appropriate to their project.

The Arts Endowment also is interested in projects that extend the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. This is achieved in part through the use of Challenge America funds.

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

 

An organization may submit only one application under these FY 2013 Grants for Arts Projects guidelines

 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-15-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 08-14-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need, enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution.

The program does not make scholarship awards directly to students; students should contact their institution’s Office of Financial Aid for this and other scholarship opportunities.

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

An Institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS:

Provide a budget for each year of support requested. The maximum S-STEM request is normally not to exceed $600,000 direct cost in total. Annual budgets are limited to $225,000 direct cost. The annual and cumulative limits, which apply separately, include all direct cost funds (scholarships, administrative costs, and student support costs).

Additional funds up to 15% of the total scholarship amount may be requested for expenses related to program administration (up to 5%) and student services (up to 10%), all of which must be listed under the appropriate NSF budget categories.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-05-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 06-04-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a second year of a program on collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations. This program is in response to and is a component of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Signature Initiative: Sustainable Nanomanufacturing - Creating the Industries of the Future (http://www.nano.gov/node/611). Although many nanofabrication techniques have demonstrated the ability to produce relatively small quantities of nanomaterials and devices, the emphasis of this program is research that supports the identification and demonstration of nanomanufacturing processes with high potential to scale to economically and industrially relevant production levels. The mode of support is Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT). Proposals submitted to this program must address at least one, and preferably more than one, of the following interconnected themes:

  • Novel processes and techniques for continuous and scalable nanomanufacturing;
  • Directed (e.g. physical/chemical/biological) self-assembly processes leading to heterogeneous nanostructures with the potential for high-rate production;
  • Fundamental scientific research in well-defined areas that are compellingly justified as critical roadblocks to scale-up;
  • Principles and design methods to produce machines and processes to manufacture nanoscale structures, devices and systems; and/or
  • Long-term societal and educational implications of the large-scale production and use of nanomaterials, devices and systems, including the life-cycle analysis of such nanomaterials, devices and systems.

Other research and education projects in nanoscale science and engineering will continue to be supported in the relevant programs and divisions.

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

An academic institution – a university, or a campus in a multi-campus university -- may submit no more than one (1) proposal on which it is the lead organization in response to this solicitation. The same organization may be a collaborative partner in any number of other multi-organization group proposals in which it is not the lead. A proposal involving more than one organization must be submitted as a single proposal in which a single award is requested, with the managing principal investigator from the lead organization and subawards administered by the lead organization to any other participating organizations.

 

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Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Submission Name: Challenge America Fast-Track (CAFT)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-05-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-24-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Challenge America Fast-Track category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development.

Challenge America Fast-Track grants:

  • Extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations.
  • Are limited to the specific types of projects outlined below.
  • Are for a fixed amount of $10,000 and require a minimum $10,000 match.
  • Receive an expedited application review. Organizations are notified whether they have been recommended for a grant approximately six months after they apply; projects may start shortly thereafter.

Partnerships can be valuable to the success of these projects. While not required, applicants are encouraged to consider partnerships among organizations, both in and outside of the arts, as appropriate to their project.

Each applicant must present a simple, straightforward project that reflects only one of the project types below. Fast-Track grants are available only for:

Engagement: Engaging the public with diverse and excellent art.

  • An arts event or events that will feature one or more guest artists. The project (such as a festival, exhibit, recital, reading, performance, screening, broadcast, lecture) must include the participation of guest artist(s). Artistic staff and resident artists of an applicant organization do not qualify as guest artists. In addition to artists' fees, the project may include public relations, professional documentation, and program enhancements that are integral to the event. Examples of program enhancements include interpretive material, transportation, program accommodations (e.g., sign language interpretation, audio description, Braille, tactile exhibit tours), catalogues, brochures, or publications. Other enhancements such as specific lecture-demonstrations, pre- or post-event talks, or workshops relevant to the proposed arts event also are eligible. NOTE: Projects that involve curriculum-based arts instruction are not eligible (
  • The unified promotion of community-wide arts activities and resources to enhance cultural tourism or activities in cultural districts(including promoting the arts to underserved populations). Unified promotion is defined as the professional assessment, design, and/or distribution of public relations tools (calendars, websites, brochures, rack cards, signage, etc.) designed to benefit several local organizations. NOTE: Promotional projects for a single organization are not eligible.
  • The development of professionally directed public art projects. This project type is for visual arts projects only (such as murals, sculptures, or environmental art) that are developed through community engagement. Evidence of community involvement in the planning, design, or fabrication of the work must be apparent.

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

An organization may submit only one application under these FY 2013 Grants for Arts Projects guidelines

 

 

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Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Submission Name: Core Facility Support Awards (Core)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-30-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-31-2012
3PM DEADLINE

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

CPRIT will foster cancer research in Texas by providing financial support for a wide variety of projects relevant to cancer research. This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications from institutions to establish or enhance core research facilities (laboratory based or clinical) that will directly support cancer research programs to advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer. CPRIT expects outcomes of supported activities to directly and indirectly benefit subsequent cancer research efforts, cancer public health policy, or the continuum of cancer care—from prevention to treatment and cure. To fulfill this vision, applications may address any topic or issue related to cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection or screening, treatment, or cure.

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

An institution may submit only one new or resubmission application under this RFA during this funding cycle . For purposes of this RFA, an institution is defined as that component of a university system that has a geographically distinct campus. Support for only one facility may be requested per application. Collaborative applications among institutions are permitted. However, such collaboration must not be used as a pretext for supporting more than one facility at a given institution. Further, applicants must not attempt to assemble illogical technical combinations and capabilities under one roof. Examples of illogical combinations would include protein mass spectrometry with DNA sequencing or light microscopy with magnetic resonance imaging. The coherence of the facility and the ability of the PI/facility director to oversee all of the facility’s operations will be critical components of the review process. If support is requested for an existing facility, applicants must make it clear how CPRIT support will enhance its capabilities and improve access for cancer investigators rather than simply replace ongoing institutional support.

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS:

The maximum duration of the award is 5 years. The maximum amount that may be requested is $2 million (total costs) for the first year (minimum amount $100,000) and up to $1 million (total costs) for each subsequent year. 

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Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Submission Name: High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (HIHRRA)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-30-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-31-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

CPRIT will foster cancer research in Texas by providing financial support for a wide variety of projects relevant to cancer research. This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications for relatively short-term, high-impact/high-risk projects that are especially innovative in nature, exploring new concepts or new avenues of cancer research. CPRIT encourages applications that seek to apply or develop state-of-the-art technologies, tools, and/or resources for cancer research, including those with potential commercialization opportunities. CPRIT expects outcomes of supported activities to directly and indirectly benefit subsequent cancer research efforts, cancer public health policy, or the continuum of cancer care—from prevention to treatment and cure. To fulfill this vision, applications may address any research topic or issue related to cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection or screening, treatment, or cure.

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2

CPRIT is imposing a limit on the number of High-Impact/High-Risk Research Award applications that may be submitted by an institution during this review cycle.

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS:

Applicants may request a total of $200,000 for a period of up to 24 months (2 years), inclusive of both direct and indirect costs. Because of the nature of this funding mechanism, renewal applications will not be accepted. Award funds may be used to pay for salary and benefits, research supplies, equipment, and clinical costs. Requests for funds for travel to scientific meetings are not appropriate for this funding mechanism, nor are requests for funds to support construction and/or renovation. State law limits the amount of award funding that may be spent on indirect costs to no more than 5 percent of the total award amount. 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Planning a Partnership Model for a Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope (PPM)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-19-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 04-16-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Two major survey reports carried out by the National Academy of Sciences have identified the need for a Giant Segmented Mirror Telescope (GSMT) to address frontier astrophysical research questions in a wide array of subfields. This solicitation invites proposals to establish an initial framework for a U.S. community partnership in a proposed GSMT deriving from past, current, or potential future NSF support for design work, construction, instrumentation, and/or operations. Based on a detailed competitive review of the resulting proposals, an award will be made for further development of a public/private/international partnership model under a cooperative agreement between a GSMT project and NSF. During the award period, GSMT project management and representatives from NSF and the U.S. astronomical community are expected to refine the roles of NSF and the community in project development, engage in planning science and engineering operations, prepare for potential future Federal funding opportunities after the start of the next decade. Selection as an awardee in this process does not imply that a GSMT will be approved for further funding.

 

 

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

An Institution may submit one proposal.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

An award will be as a cooperative agreement for a duration of five years, beginning October 1, 2012, with anticipated NSF funding of:

FY 2012

 

$250,000

FY 2013

 

$250,000

FY 2014

 

$250,000

FY 2015

 

$250,000

FY 2016

 

$250,000

Estimated program budget, anticipated number of awards, and award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-12-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-01-2012
07/02/12 FULL PROPOSAL

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Proposals submitted to the IGERT program must describe integrative, research-based, graduate education and training activities in emerging areas of science and engineering. The interdisciplinary research proposed may include research represented in any of the sponsoring directorates or offices listed on the program solicitation masthead, including the Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economics Sciences and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources.  This traineeship proposal should be organized around an interdisciplinary theme that is based on transformative interdisciplinary research in science/technology/engineering/mathematical sciences. The interdisciplinary theme should provide a framework for integrating research and education and for promoting collaborative efforts within and across departments and institutions. Students should gain the breadth of skills, strengths, and understanding to work in an interdisciplinary environment while being well grounded with depth of knowledge in a major field.

The interdisciplinary theme as well as the collaboration across disciplines should serve as a platform for creating an environment that supports innovation and preparation of the trainees with skills needed for becoming successful innovators.  Students should be educated to recognize how their research might be utilized for an economic or societal benefit, and should learn the processes that would be required to implement them in practice through hands-on experience. As an opportunity for faculty to devise new approaches to graduate education, the IGERT project should provide students with experience relevant to both academic and nonacademic careers.

IGERT recognizes that globalization of research and career opportunities require students to acquire an international perspective. This perspective may be gained through programs within the institution, or through strongly integrated, collaborative research experiences and/or fieldwork at foreign institutions and sites. The graduate experience should contribute to the professional and personal development of the students and equip them to understand and integrate scientific, technical, business, social, ethical, policy and global issues to confront the challenging problems of the future. Outreach activities involving K-12 teachers and students to engage and inspire future STEM innovators, and provide teachers with state-of-the-art knowledge emanating from the interdisciplinary themes, are encouraged.

Trainees must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., its territories or its possessions. Additionally, trainees must be enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. program in one of the NSF-supported STEM fields of study. Individuals studying for professional degrees, such as law degrees, medical degrees, veterinary medicine degrees, business degrees, clinical psychology degrees, etc., are not eligible to receive NSF IGERT funding. Students obtaining joint degrees, such as M.D./Ph.D. or J.D./Ph.D. or D.V.M./Ph.D., are also ineligible for NSF IGERT funding. Individuals who are not eligible to receive NSF IGERT funding (e.g., foreign students, students in non-STEM fields, those obtaining professional degrees, etc.) may participate in all IGERT activities as IGERT associates, but they may not receive any NSF IGERT funding.

In order to contribute to a diverse science and engineering workforce for the future, the IGERT project must include strategies for recruitment, mentoring, and retention aimed at members of groups underrepresented in science and engineering. For these purposes, "underrepresented" is defined as American Indian/Alaskan Native, Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander (native of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa), persons with disabilities, and/or female. Projects are also encouraged to recruit graduate students who are veterans of the U.S. Armed Services.

The one exception to the rule that only Ph.D. students are eligible for NSF IGERT support is when a proposal includes an explicit Master's-to-PhD bridging program with a Master's-granting minority-serving institution (MSI). In this case, Master's students at the minority-serving institution can be supported as trainees. The bridge program must be an integral part of the proposal, and the Master's trainees must be integrated fully into the proposed education and research activities. Additionally, the proposal must include a concrete plan for the Master's students at the MSI to continue their Ph.D. studies at the majority institution. A non-exhaustive list of institutions of higher education enrolling populations with significant percentages of minority students, or that serves certain populations of minority students under various programs created by Congress can be found at http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/edlite-minorityinst.html. As with the Ph.D. trainees, Master's trainees must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., its territories or its possessions, and must be enrolled full-time in a Master's program in one of the NSF-supported fields of study.

 

LIMITATIONS

PI Limit:

The PI must be on the faculty of the submitting institution.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

There is a limit of one (1) proposal that may be submitted by an institution either as a single institution or as a lead institution in a multi-institution proposal.

A multi-institutional proposal is defined as one that has at least one co-PI at a different academic institution than that of the PI, a subaward to a different academic institution than that of the PI, or both.

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS:

The NSF contribution to graduate student stipends is currently $30,000 per year per IGERT trainee for a 12-month appointment and budgeting for stipends should be made on this basis for each year of the award. All IGERT-supported students are expected to be full-time IGERT trainees. It is expected that trainees will receive NSF IGERT support for 2 years (24 months per student) or longer, and that they will be supported in 12-month increments. All stipend recipients must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., its territories or possessions, and they must be enrolled in one of the NSF-supported fields of study. See Section II ("IGERT Program Description") for more information. 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education in Engineering (NUE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-09-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 04-23-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of the FY 2012 competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology.

Related funding opportunities are posted on the web site for the National Nanotechnology Initiative, www.nsf.gov/nano. In addition, research and education projects in nanoscale science and engineering will continue to be supported in the relevant NSF programs and divisions.

 

LIMITATIONS

PI Limit:

An individual may serve as the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) on no more than one proposal.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

Only one (1) proposal may be submitted by a US academic institution, College/Department of Engineering or College/Department of Engineering Technology as the lead institution with the following exception: A US academic institution may submit a second proposal as the lead institution, only if it is focused on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology

 

 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-02-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-01-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program funds research and educational projects that improve ethics education in all fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, with priority consideration given to interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international contexts. Although the primary focus is on improving ethics education for graduate students in NSF-funded fields, the proposed programs may benefit advanced undergraduates as well.

LIMITATIONS

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

 

  • Only colleges and universities located and accredited in the U.S. or U.S.-based professional associations are eligible to apply to this program. Other types of organizations can be included only as non-lead collaborators or sub-awardees. In addition, accredited U.S. colleges and universities and U.S. professional associations can be non-lead collaborators or sub-awardees.

PI Limit:

    NSF expects project teams to include persons with appropriate expertise. This might include expertise in the domain or domains of science or engineering on which the project focuses, in ethics, in educational research, and in pedagogy.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

    An eligible organization, as defined above, may submit only one proposal as the lead organization. Organizations submitting more than one proposal as the lead organization will be notified and given one week from notification to select one proposal for consideration. If one is not selected in that time period, all of those proposals will be returned without review. There is no limit on the number of proposals under which an organization may be included as a non-lead collaborator or sub-awardee

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS

The maximum award amount is $300,000. Collaborative proposals for the purpose of disseminating best practices in graduate ethics education will be eligible for a maximum award amount of $400,000 (for example, projects that include partnerships between universities and scientific or engineering societies to distribute curriculum and/or research findings). Anticipated funding amount is $3 million for an estimated 6 to 10 Standard Grants. The maximum award duration is 36 months.

 

 

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Sponsor: Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG)
Submission Name: TG Public Benefit (TGBP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-24-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-31-2012
Invited Full Proposals: 3/20/12

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

TG's Public Benefit Program will support efforts by non-profit entities that declare intent to use grant funding to improve student persistence in or access to postsecondary education. TG's first priority is that the primary beneficiaries of these efforts, either directly or indirectly, be students who are from low- to moderate-income families. Secondary populations of focus include students who are the first in their families to attend higher education and students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. TG neither lends nor grants money to individuals through this program.

 

GRANT CATEGORIES:

For proposals received in 2012, TG will consider applications for projects in the following three public benefit categories: 

  1. Direct services to students and families
    Within this category, priority will be given to proposals that address the needs of the primary populations of focus noted above and that aim to improve retention/persistence in postsecondary education. Applicants providing direct services primarily in the area of pre-college outreach are eligible to apply, but must be able to demonstrate how programming relates to and supports postsecondary completion.
  2. Education research
    Within this category, priority will be given to research proposals that inform policies and practices affecting:
    1. Postsecondary retention and degree completion among the populations of focus noted above;
    2. Student financial aid, to include self-help aid, such as student or parent loans; or
    3. Transfers, persistence, degree attainment and career placement for community college students including examination or evaluations of promising practices for community college advising.
  3. Organizational capacity
    Within this category, priority will be given to proposals from organizations that are ready to take existing programs to scale, but need to strengthen an aspect of the organization or its infrastructure in order to grow successfully. Examples of potential areas of funding may include
  1.  
    1.  
      1. Development of strategic business plans and funding development plans (e.g., professional services for organizational assessment and design, community needs assessment, market studies, identification of potential donors and structuring of fundraising campaigns);
      2. Program feasibility studies or program development planning;
      3. Staff development — may include resources for volunteers;
      4. Data management/tracking systems;
      5. Program evaluation.

 

LIMITATIONS

Applying organizations are limited to two LOIs per competition. University applicants are encouraged to coordinate applications through their respective sponsored projects, corporate/foundation relations, or advancement/development offices. If TG receives more than two applications from the same organization, we will notify the organization and ask them which proposal(s) they wish to withdraw.

 

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

When preparing the project budget to be submitted with the full grant application form, please include all expenses for which TG funding is being requested, as well as any in-kind or other contributions which will be used to support the project. Please note that TG will not consider requests to cover indirect costs. All costs for which TG funding is requested must be incurred solely for work on the proposed project and be specifically documented as such by recordkeeping on invoices and timesheets. A budget template will be made available to applicants.

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) [P20])
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-23-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-21-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) of the NIH invites applications for Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) from investigators at biomedical research institutions that award doctoral degrees in the health sciences or sciences related to health or at independent biomedical research institutes within Institutional Development Award (IDeA) eligible states. The objective of the COBRE initiative is to strengthen an institution's biomedical research infrastructure through the establishment of a thematic multi-disciplinary center and to enhance the ability of investigators to compete independently for complementary National Institutes of Health (NIH) individual research grant or other external peer-reviewed support. COBRE awards are supported through the IDeA Program, which aims to foster health-related research by increasing the competitiveness of investigators at institutions located in states with historically low aggregate success rates for grant awards from the NIH.

 

LIMITATIONS

Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) per fiscal year is allowed.

 

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Direct Costs of $1.5 million per year per application.  This FOA will provide an additional one time cost of up to $300 thousand in direct costs in year one for A&R.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-06-2012 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-11-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program seeks to increase the number of qualified students entering the fields of information assurance and computer security and to increase the capacity of the United States higher education enterprise to continue to produce professionals in these fields to meet the needs of our increasingly technological society. The SFS program is composed of two tracks:

  • The Scholarship Track provides funding to colleges and universities to award scholarships to students in the information assurance and computer security fields. Scholarship recipients shall pursue academic programs in information assurance for the final two years of undergraduate study, or for two years of master's-level study, or for the final two years of Ph.D.-level study. These students will participate as a cohort during their two years of study and activities, including a summer internship in the Federal Government. The recipients of the scholarships will become part of the Federal Cyber Service of Information Technology Specialists whose responsibility is to ensure the protection of the United States Government's information infrastructure. Upon graduation, after their two-year scholarships, recipients will be required to work for two years in the Federal Government. A limited number of students may be placed in National Laboratories and Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs). This number shall be set by the program office each year. (See http://www.firstgov.gov/Agencies.shtml for a list of Federal organizations, see http://www.science.doe.gov/National_Laboratories/ for a list of National Laboratories, see http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/ffrdc/ for a list of FFRDCs.)
  • The Capacity Building Track provides funds to colleges and universities to improve the quality and increase the production of information assurance and computer security professionals. Professional development of information assurance faculty and development of academic programs can be funded under this track, as well as projects to increase interest in information assurance and accelerate the integration of information assurance, computer security or cyber security knowledge across the STEM disciplines.

 LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2

An organization may submit one Scholarship Track proposal and one Capacity Building Track proposal in response to this program solicitation.

 

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

The Scholarship Track provides academic year stipends of $10,000 per year for undergraduate students and $15,000 per year for graduate students. The Capacity Building Track provides funding of up to $150,000 per year for two years; additional funding of up to $50,000 per year for two years is available to partnerships that include minority institutions as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

In the Scholarship Track, funds awarded to students for tuition, fees, lodging, travel and other miscellaneous expenses must be listed as Participant Support Costs on lines F1-F4 in the NSF proposal budget. Additional funds up to 15% of the total Participant Support Costs listed on line F may be requested for activities in other cost categories (e.g., salaries, travel, materials, supplies and applicable indirect costs) that contribute to the effectiveness of the Scholarship program; any such costs must be listed under the appropriate NSF budget categories and must be explained in the Budget Justification.

Funds requested for equipment and instrumentation (computers, computer-related hardware, software, laboratory or field instrumentation, and scientific or industrial machinery) normally may not exceed $200,000 for the duration of the grant. NSF funds may not be used to support expenditures that would normally be made in the absence of an award, such as costs for routine teaching activities and laboratory upgrades (supplies and computers).

 

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Sponsor: Department of Energy  (DOE)
Submission Name: Nuclear Energy University Programs General Scientific Infrastructure Support (NEUP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-16-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-08-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is the fiscal year (FY) 2012 solicitation for Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) General Scientific Infrastructure Support for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE). This FOA supports the NE and NEUP missions and goals described below:

The primary mission of the Office of Nuclear Energy is to advance nuclear power as a resource capable of meeting the Nation’s energy, environmental, and national security needs by resolving technical, cost, safety, proliferation resistance, and security barriers through research, development, and demonstrations as appropriate.

The Nuclear Energy University Programs mission is to engage the U.S. university

community to conduct program directed, program supporting and mission supporting research and development, related infrastructure improvements, and student education support to build world class nuclear energy and workforce capability as an integral component of the Office of Nuclear Energy.

The goal of NEUP is to support outstanding, cutting-edge, and innovative research at U.S. universities through the following:

♦ Administering NEUP research and development (R&D) awards to support NE’s goal of integrating R&D at universities, national laboratories, and industry to revitalize nuclear education and support NE’s R&D program objective as defined in the NE R&D Roadmap

♦ Attracting the brightest students to the nuclear professions and supporting the Nation’s intellectual capital in Nuclear Engineering and relevant Nuclear Science, such as Health Physics, Nuclear Materials Science, Radiochemistry, and Applied Nuclear Physics

♦ Improving relevant university and college infrastructures for conducting R&D and educating students

♦ Supporting NE’s goal of facilitating the transfer of knowledge from an aging nuclear workforce to next generation of workers

 

The development of nuclear energy-related infrastructure and basic capabilities in the university and college community is necessary to promote R&D that supports nuclear science and engineering (NS&E), DOE-NE’s mission, and the Nation’s nuclear energy challenges. Accordingly, DOE intends to enable the education and training of nuclear scientists, engineers, and policy-makers, in graduate and undergraduate study and two-year programs, as well as R&D that is relevant to the Department and the nuclear energy industry in general.

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Only one application can be submitted in response to this FOA and in accordance with the requirements set forth in this announcement. The application may include multiple pieces of equipment that are needed to support the University's nuclear energy-related capabilities.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Ceiling (i.e., the maximum amount for an individual award made under this announcement): Up to $300,000 (including cost match, see Section III.B)

Floor (i.e., the minimum amount for an individual award made under this announcement): None

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Sponsor: Department of Energy  (DOE)
Submission Name: Nuclear Energy University Programs – Reactor Upgrades (Reactor)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-16-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-08-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The goal of the Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) is to support outstanding, cutting-edge, and innovative research at U.S. universities.

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Each university is permitted to submit a single, separate proposal to each of the following two areas: (1) reactor specific infrastructure - major reactor upgrades; (2) reactor specific infrastructure - minor reactor equipment. The proposals may include multiple pieces of infrastructure equipment that are needed to support the university's NS&E capabilities.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Institution-specific costs, not specific to the equipment or instrumentation, are the responsibility of the university. For example, if a vendor needs to meet safety and health requirements to access the campus or a facility, then these costs are the responsibility of the university.

Funds available in response to this FOA are restricted to equipment or activities supporting research, teaching, and education. Upgrades to increase operational profit are not allowed.

Ceiling (i.e., the maximum amount for an individual award made under this announcement):

Up to $1,500,000 for Major Upgrades

Up to $200,000 for Minor Upgrades (including cost match, see Section III.B)

Floor (i.e., the minimum amount for an individual award made under this announcement):

None

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Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Submission Name: Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards (ORAU)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-16-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-13-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities.

ELIBIBILITY:

Full-time assistant professors within two years of their initial tenure track appointment (1/13/2010 through 1/13/2012) at the time of application at an ORAU member institution are eligible.

LIMITATIONS

TWO nominees may be put forward

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Funding is provided exclusively from non-federal monies by ORAU. The award amount provided by ORAU is $5,000. The applicant’s institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000. This is a one-year grant (June 1 to May 31).

This award can include funds for faculty summer salary, graduate student salary, travel, equipment, or other assistance relevant to the faculty member’s research. ORAU does not allow overhead charges or indirect costs on the award from ORAU or the university match.

 

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Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Submission Name: Challenge Grants in United States History and Culture (US History)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-14-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-03-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

NEH invites applications for Challenge Grants in United States History and Culture. This grant opportunity is designed to help institutions and organizations strengthen their ability to explore significant themes and events in American history, so as to advance our understanding of how—since the nation’s founding—these events have shaped and been shaped by American identity and culture. NEH seeks to support a range of approaches to the American experience: for example, approaches might explore significant events in America’s history, its democratic institutions, the political principles on which the nation is founded, or the complicated mix of peoples and cultures that have formed America. Also welcome are proposals that seek support for the study of the history and culture of the United States in international contexts rather than in isolation—proposals that explore relationships with other nations and cultures that have profoundly affected the course of United States history. NEH also welcomes proposals for programming at America’s historic places (e.g., historic sites, neighborhoods, communities, or larger geographical regions).

 

LIMITATIONS

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Institutions may apply for only one challenge grant at a time and may have only one application pending in any NEH challenge grant competition at a time.

 

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

The financial arrangement by which challenge grant funds are expended must be appropriate to the nature of the humanities-related costs and the long-term impact of the expenditure. Funds may be

  • invested in endowments, the income from which supports ongoing and recurring costs such as salaries, honoraria for visiting scholars, fellowships, and maintenance;
  • spent directly on one-time capital costs for items that have inherent longevity, such as facilities (new construction or renovation), equipment, and acquisitions; or
  • combined in “spend-down” funds that are invested, with both the income and the principal expended over a defined period of years. Spend-down funds are particularly appropriate for programs that may be long-term but not permanent.

Grant funds may also be used for bridging support, where the challenge grant provides for endowment or spend-down income to meet the same expenses in the future; bridging funds up to the equivalent amount of projected endowment or spend-down income may be used to cover expenses during the grant period, while the endowment or spend-down fund is being established.

 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Sustainable Energy Pathways (SEP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-12-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-01-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

A sustainable world is one in which human needs are met equitably without harm to the environment, and without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Growing evidence for the role of energy use in global change and awareness of limitations in our energy choices are motivating a search for pathways that are technologically innovative as well as environmentally and economically sustainable at all scales of energy usage. This is a grand challenge to the scientific community that cuts across disciplinary boundaries.

The creation of a secure and prosperous future for humanity depends on the contributions that science, engineering, and education will make towards building sustainable pathways to meet the energy needs of future generations. The dual roles of NSF - to support basic research and education - are ideally suited to stimulate vibrant science and engineering discovery and innovation efforts that will be needed to meet the challenge of building a sustainable energy future.

Sustainable Energy Pathways is part of the NSF-wide initiative on Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES). The Sustainable Energy Pathways solicitation calls for innovative, interdisciplinary basic research in science, engineering, and education by teams of researchers for developing systems approaches to sustainable energy pathways based on a comprehensive understanding of the scientific, technical, environmental, economic, and societal issues.

The SEP solicitation considers scalable approaches for sustainable energy conversion to useful forms, as well as its storage, transmission, distribution, and use. The following Topic Areas illustrate the broad scope of sustainable energy interest areas of this solicitation: Energy Harvesting & Conversion from Renewable Resources; Sustainable Energy Storage Solutions; Critical Elements & Materials for Sustainable Energy; Nature-Inspired Processes for Sustainable Energy Solutions; Reducing Carbon Intensity from Energy Conversion & Use; Sustainable Energy Transmission & Distribution; Energy Efficiency & Management.

LIMITATIONS

PI Limit:

A minimum of three investigators is required, the Principal Investigator (PI) and two or more co-PIs from the lead or participating institutions who are eligible to serve as PI or co-PI on NSF proposals submitted through their respective institutions. These investigators should represent more than one scientific discipline in order to ensure an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable energy.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

Eligible institutions may submit no more than three (3) proposals as the lead organization in response to this solicitation for FY 2012.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

Any individual may appear as Principal Investigator (PI), co-PI, or other senior personnel on only one proposal in response to this solicitation. This limitation includes proposals submitted by a lead organization, any sub-award submitted as part of a proposal, or any collaborative proposal. If an individual is listed as a PI, co-PI, or senior personnel on more than one proposal, all of those proposals will be returned without review.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

The total budget (including indirect costs) can be up to $500,000 per year for up to 4 years

 

 

 

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: NIDCD Research Core Centers (P30)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-12-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-01-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The NIDCD P30 Core Center grant contains one or more research-serving cores, providing centralized resources and facilities for funded R01 research projects. Although no funds are provided for direct support of research projects, a P30 helps to integrate and promote research in existing funded projects, and may include multi-disciplinary and regional collaborations. A Core Center must be an identifiable organizational unit either within a single grantee institution or representing a consortium of cooperating institutions (e.g., geographic or web-based). The Center may serve as an “intellectual hub” to stimulate cooperative research, to increase the effectiveness, capabilities or productivity of current research, and/or to promote new research directions through collaborations. Individual research cores of the Core Center may provide for sharing technical expertise or centralizing labor-intensive tasks common among several investigators (PD/PIs); staffing, training and maintenance of shared equipment or resources, including tools or staffing to enhance activities such as recruitment databases for clinical projects; or problem-solving through innovative technical solutions using the most current methodologies. NIDCD P30 funds do not provide patient services, or support unfunded pilot studies, or facilitate research other than for funded user projects, unless directly related to advancing the potential of the Core Center itself.  A P30 may provide benefits to other core centers or the larger community through sharing data or technology.

 

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

Only one P30 award is allowed per institution; exceptions may be made with documented prior NIDCD approval for different user groups working in different NIDCD mission areas within the same institution, but no R01 grants may be counted as qualifying for more than one P30.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

The NIDCD P30 is awarded for up to 5 years, with budgetary caps based on the number of grants that qualify as the Center’s biomedical research base. The caps are for direct costs of no more than $1.5, 2.0, or 2.5 million over 5 years, for a base minimum of 6, 12, or 18 qualifying R01 grants, respectively. See Award Information, Section II.2, for details. Renewal applications may not exceed the stated caps. Competitive revision (supplemental) applications requesting an additional research core to an existing P30 are allowed, but may not exceed the term or the budgetary caps as described above for the parent award.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Diversity-promoting Institutions Drug Abuse Research Program (DIDARP) (R24)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-09-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-10-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This FOA issued by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health, encourages Resource-Related Research Project Grant (R24) applications from institutions that serve economically disadvantaged students and  communities.   Applications should propose to develop or strengthen the drug abuse research infrastructure at the institution and foster the research career development of a diverse cadre of faculty, students and staff who are currently underrepresented in drug abuse research.

LIMITATIONS

One application per institution is allowed.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Budgets for direct costs of up to $350,000 per year and project duration of up to 5 years may be requested.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-09-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-04-2012
03/01/12 FULL PROPOSAL

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

National prosperity today is more dependent on research and technology advances and since the product development cycle in all industrial sectors is more rapid than before, NSF's role of supporting discovery research across all fields of science and engineering is closer and more relevant to economic development at this time than at any time in our past.

By establishing and expanding partnerships, research from institutions of higher education can be translated into innovation. Thus, the impact of research can be increased by moving it to realistic deployment, linking new knowledge to economic growth and other societal benefits. Partnerships with participation from science, engineering, education, the private sector and government can accelerate the process of innovation--the transformation of scientific and technological advances into new products, processes, systems, and services. In turn, new jobs are produced, wealth created, and the standard of living and quality of life worldwide are improved.

The NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program is an umbrella for two complementary subprograms: one of which involves an earlier stage that focuses on building innovation capacity and the other involves a later stage that focuses on the acceleration of innovative research. The former emphasizes the transformation of knowledge to market-accepted innovations created by the research and education enterprise, while the latter emphasizes the translation of research to commercialization by NSF-funded research alliances. A research alliance is defined as a research partnership formed for mutual benefit, and funded by NSF, between/amongst universities and other entities.In the final analysis, both programs, while focusing on different stages are concerned with the movement of academic research into the marketplace.

LIMITATIONS

 Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • No collaborative proposals (defined as simultaneous proposal submissions for a joint project from different organizations, with each organization requesting a separate award) will be accepted for either sub-program.

BIC - proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • U.S. universities and two - and four - year colleges (including community and technical colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in the U.S., acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions. The lead (submitting) organization must be an academic institution.
  • At least two or more existing small business concerns must participate in the proposal.

AIR - proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • U.S. universities and four-year colleges accredited in, and having a campus located in the U.S., acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions. The lead (submitting) organization must be an academic institution.
  • One and only one institution within a research alliance can be the lead/applicant institution. An alliance is defined as a research partnership formed for mutual benefit, and funded by NSF, between/amongst universities and other entities. Examples include but are not limited to consortia, such as Engineering Research Centers (ERC), Industry University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC), Partnerships for Innovation (PFI), prior PFI awardees, Science and Technology Centers (STC), Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers (NSEC), Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC) grantees.

PI Limit:

BIC

  • The PI cannot be a PI on a Partnership for Innovation award that will be active after June 1, 2012.
  • One of the Co-PIs must be a Senior Administrator (at the level of dean or above), who has a demonstrated commitment to knowledge transfer of university research. The senior administrator must have an active role that is explicitly described, along with a specification of a time commitment on the project.

AIR

  • Proposals may only include the PI and one Co-PI.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

BIC - Lead academic institutions are limited to participation in only one proposal. 

AIR - No limit

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

NSF will not provide salary support for personnel employed by Federal Agencies or Federally Funded Research and Development Centers.

Budget Limitations:

BIC ‑ Proposers may request up to $600,000 from NSF for award durations of two years.

AIR ‑ Proposers may request up to $800,000 from NSF for award durations of up to two years.

Travel:

BIC - Costs for travel for the PI for one trip per year to the D.C. area to report on progress or participate in grantees workshops should be included in the requested budget (minimum of $2000/year) and spelled out explicitly in the budget justification. Additional travel costs can be budgeted for a partner, a student, and/or other participants on the project to travel for the same or similar purposes.

AIR - Costs for travel for the PI of the NSF-funded AIR award for one trip to the D.C. area to report on the accomplishments of year one and plans for year two should be included in the requested budget (minimum of $2000/year) and spelled out explicitly in the budget justification. Additional travel costs can be budgeted for a representative from the partner entity and a representative of a third-party investor to travel for the same purpose.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Major Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development (MRI)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-30-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-26-2012

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums, science centers, and not-for-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use are encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions.

 

LIMITATIONS

Three (3) as described below.

If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition).

 

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Cost sharing, when required, must be at the level of 30% of the total project cost, not 30% of the amount requested of NSF. Cost sharing is an MRI eligibility criterion and not a review criterion; inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

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Sponsor: Us Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Submission Name: Governors’ Institute for Community Design (Governors)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-11-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 12-05-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Office of Sustainable Communities (OSC) in EPA’s Office of Policy is seeking proposals to conduct research and studies, analyze state policies and programs, and create and deliver technical assistance programs to leaders of states that are facing air and water pollution, land use, and development challenges. This Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks to fund one applicant to operate the Governors’ Institute for Community Design. The institute will select and work with interested state leadership (governors and their cabinets and staffs) to deliver technical assistance that supports state efforts to implement smart growth and sustainable communities development approaches that protect the environment, improve public health, facilitate job creation and economic opportunity, and improve overall quality of life.

 

LIMITATIONS

Only one application per institution.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

The maximum amount of funding for an award under this RFP will be approximately $2 million. EPA expects to make one award and have approximately $325,000 for the first year. The award will be negotiated for a project period of up to 5 years and will be set up for incremental funding, with funding for future years dependent on funding availability, agency priorities, recipient performance, and other applicable considerations. The award will be made through a cooperative agreement. EPA reserves the right to reject all proposals and make no award under this RFP.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Sustainability Research Networks Competition (SRN)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-10-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 12-01-2011
04/01/12 INVITED PROPOSALS

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Sustainability Research Networks will engage and explore fundamental theoretical issues and empirical questions in sustainability science, engineering, and education that will increase our understanding of the ultimate sustainability challenge - maintaining and improving the quality of life for the nation within a healthy Earth system. The goal of the Sustainability Research Networks (SRN) competition is to support the development and coalescence of entities to advance collaborative research that addresses questions and challenges in sustainability science, engineering, and education. SRNs will link scientists, engineers, and educators, at existing institutions, centers, networks, and also develop new research efforts and collaborations.

Each SRN network will be built upon an ambitious and nationally important sustainability theme. Proposers will be tasked with choosing a specific theme for their network, identifying the research already being done in this area, proposing methods for linking existing research efforts, and then proposing research needed to advance their specific research theme. Examples of possible SRN themes are provided in the "Program Description" section of this solicitation (Section II.B.). SRNs will foster new knowledge and tools at a frontier of research that significantly crosses and melds the boundaries of diverse disciplines, and creates the integrated science and engineering disciplines of the future. SRNs will pursue new opportunities in science, engineering and educational research that truly require the scale, scope, and facilities enabled by such a network.

The Sustainability Research Networks competition outlined here is one part of the growing NSF investment in its Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) portfolio (www.nsf.gov/sees/). Challenges associated with broadly based SEES goals will be met by supporting fundamental science and engineering research and education needed to understand and overcome the barriers to sustainable human well being and to forge reasoned pathways to a sustainable future. NSF, in partnership with other agencies, international efforts, and the private sector, aims to support members of the academic research community for projects which produce discoveries and knowledge that will inform decisions leading to environmental, energy, social and cultural sustainability. NSF support will advance the frontiers of conceptual, empirical and computational research in science, engineering and education so that the nation has the knowledge base to inform policies on sustainability.

Proposed SRNs are expected to be multi-dimensional with regard to "disciplines" and address fundamental issues that are likely to yield significant new understanding and knowledge.

LIMITATIONS

A single organization may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution. Full proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF. There is no limit to participation as a partner institution. It is not likely that the SRN program will provide support for more than one SRN from any one lead institution in this competition.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

SRN awards are expected to be 4 to 5 years in duration and budgets must not exceed $12,000,000 total per award. The budget requested must be consistent with the scope of the SRN network proposed. Proposers are discouraged from asking for the maximum budget amount, unless the proposal outlines network activities that are consistent with this scope. The expectation is that initial years might have smaller budgets.

 

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Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Submission Name: Bridging the Gap: Early Translational Research Awards Instructions for Applicants (GAP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-10-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 11-22-2011
3pm deadline

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

CPRIT will foster cancer research in Texas by providing financial support for a wide variety of projects relevant to cancer research. This RFA solicits applications for relatively short-term high impact/ high-risk projects that are especially innovative in nature, exploring new concepts or new avenues of cancer research. CPRIT encourages applications that seek to apply or develop

state-of-the-art technologies, tools, and/or resources for cancer research, including those with potential commercialization opportunities. CPRIT expects outcomes of supported activities to directly and indirectly benefit subsequent cancer research efforts, cancer public health policy, or the continuum of cancer care—from prevention to treatment and cure. To fulfill this vision,

applications may address any research topic or issue related to cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection or screening, treatment, or cure.

 

LIMITATIONS

TWO proposal are allowed for UT Arlington

 

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Applicants may request a maximum of $1,000,000 in total costs over a period of 1 to 3 years. Exceptions to these limits may be requested if extremely well justified. Applications funded under this mechanism will not be eligible for competitive renewal. Funds may be used for salary and fringe benefits, research supplies, equipment, in vitro and in vivo studies, and travel to scientific/technical meetings or collaborating institutions. Funding is also available to support GLP, cGMP, GCP, and regulatory expertise; to provide access to specialized technical infrastructure; and to develop a level of oversight and management that may be beyond the reach and experience of those conducting the research.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-23-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-19-2011
05/15/12 Invitation Only

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.

International partnerships are essential to addressing critical science and engineering problems. In the global context, U.S. researchers and educators must be able to operate effectively in teams with partners from different nations and cultural backgrounds. PIRE promotes excellence in science and engineering through international collaboration and facilitates development of a diverse, globally-engaged, U.S. science and engineering workforce.

This PIRE competition will focus exclusively on the NSF-wide investment area of Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES). The SEES effort focuses on interdisciplinary topics that will advance sustainability science, engineering and education as an integrative approach to the challenges of adapting to environmental, social and cultural changes associated with growth and development of human populations, and attaining a sustainable energy future. Additional details are provided in the Summary of Program Requirements below.

 

LIMITATIONS

Only Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES)-focused proposals will be considered.

 

A single organization may submit one preliminary proposal as the lead institution. Full proposals will be accepted by invitation only. There is no limit on the number of proposals on which an institution can participate as a partner.

 

 

 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent (STEP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-07-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-27-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Science, Technology, Engineering, amd mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) sees to increase the number of students (US citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM.

Program activities under the STEP Type 1 competition should be efforts aimed at adapting and implementing best practices that will lead to an increase in the number of students (United States citizens or permanent residents) obtaining STEM degrees at institutions with baccalaureate degree programs or completing associate degrees in STEM fields or completing credits toward transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in STEM fields at community colleges. The goal of the project must be to increase the total graduation numbers of such students at the institution(s), and all STEP proposals must include specific numerical targets for these increases. If a project focuses efforts on only a subset of STEM fields, increases in those fields must not be at the expense of degrees granted in other STEM fields. Projects may focus on the retention and/or recruitment of undergraduate students into STEM fields. Outreach efforts are appropriate only if the efforts can be expected to result in additional STEM majors and graduates at the submitting institution(s) within the grant period.

LIMITATIONS

ONE Type 1 proposal is allowed to be lead OR subcontractor. There is no limit on Type 2 proposals.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Grant duration for Type 1A and 1B awards is expected to be 5 years, with the final 2 years of funding contingent on determination that satisfactory progress has been made by the awardee during the first 3 years. The level of funding for which institutions can apply is based on their total enrollments of undergraduate students (full-time equivalents). Institutions enrolling 5,000 or fewer undergraduate students may request up to a total of $500,000 for a period of five years, those enrolling between 5000 and 15,000 undergraduate students may request up to a total of $1.0 million for five years, and those enrolling more than 15,000 undergraduate students may request up to a total of $2.0 million for five years. Consortia of institutions are eligible to request funds within these limits based on their total, combined undergraduate enrollment. Such consortial requests must provide clear evidence that the proposed partnership is both meaningful and important to the success of the project. In addition, consortia for which the lead institution is one that awards baccalaureate degrees may request additional funds if the consortium includes one or more institutions that award only associate degrees, and if the institution(s) that awards associate degrees has a substantive role in the project and will receive significant funding under the request. In such cases the total that may be requested is raised from $500,000 to $600,000, or from $1.0 million to $1.2 million, or from $2.0 million to $2.5 million according to the guidelines above based on the total, combined enrollments of undergraduate students (full-time equivalents).

Awards will be made as standard or continuing grants. The expectation is that about 15 to 20 Type 1 awards will be made each year.

 

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (D43)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-07-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-21-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the Fogarty International Center (FIC), together with the Office of Dietary Supplements (OD/ODS), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), encourages applications for the Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN) D43 program for collaborative research training between institutions in the U.S. and low-and middle-income countries (LMIC), defined by the World Bank classification system. The proposed institutional research training program is expected to sustainably strengthen the research capacity of the LMIC institutions, and to train in-country experts to conduct research on chronic, non-communicable diseases and disorders across the lifespan, with the ultimate goal of implementing evidence-based interventions relevant to their countries.

LIMITATIONS

Applicant institutions may submit no more than two new, scientifically and regionally distinct and non-overlapping, applications (excluding revised resubmission applications) per receipt date under this FOA. No more than three, scientifically and regionally distinct and non-overlapping competing or non-competing continuation awards will be made to a single U.S. or LMIC institution at any given time. A given U.S. institution may only have one active NCD-LIFESPAN award for collaboration with a given LMIC institution.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

The expected amount for individual awards will be up to $250,000 per year (total direct costs) for up to five years. Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs requested by consortium participants are not included in the direct cost limitation; see NOT-OD-05-004. Facilities and administrative costs are limited to 8% for all awards and sub-awards.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-02-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-03-2011
11/07/2011 FULL PROPOSAL

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.

Institutional Transformation (IT)

Institutional Transformation awards are expected to include innovative systemic organizational approaches to transform institutions of higher education in ways that will increase the participation and advancement of women in STEM academic careers.  These awards support comprehensive programs for institution-wide change.  IT projects must include a research component designed to study the effectiveness of the proposed innovations in order to contribute to the knowledge base informing academic institutional transformation (see additional ADVANCE merit review criteria).

Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT-Catalyst)

IT-Catalyst awards are designed to support institutional self-assessment activities, such as basic data collection and analysis and policy review, in order to identify specific issues in the recruitment, retention and promotion of women faculty in STEM academics within their institution of higher education.   This type of work is fundamental for institutions that plan to undertake institutional transformation.  The institution's need for external resources to undertake institutional self assessment and policy review will specifically be evaluated using an additional ADVANCE merit review criterion.

Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination (PAID)

Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination awards may focus on one institution or organization, or they may be a partnership between several institutions and/or organizations.  PAID projects can focus on all STEM disciplines, several disciplines, or only one discipline, including the social and behavioral sciences.   Projects may have an international, national, state or local scope.  Previous or current funding from ADVANCE is not a prerequisite for submitting a PAID proposal (see additional ADVANCE merit review criteria).  PAID awards support activities such as:

 

  • Adaptation and implementation of materials, tools, research, and practices that have been demonstrated to be effective in increasing the participation and advancement of women in STEM academic careers.
  • Dissemination and diffusion of materials, tools, research, and practices, to the appropriate audiences, that have been demonstrated to be effective in increasing the participation and advancement of women in STEM academic careers.  Please note that simply making materials, tools, research, and practices available to others is not effective diffusion and dissemination.  Rather, an effort to teach and/or train individuals and groups how to adopt or adapt the information is expected as well.
  • Scientific research designed to advance understanding of gender in the STEM academic workforce (PAID-Research).

 

LIMITATIONS

Proposers may submit only one Institutional Transformation proposal or one IT-Catalyst proposal.  There is no limit on the number of PAID proposals that can be submitted.

 

 

 

 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science - Supplements and Sites (RET)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-02-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-03-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program supports the active involvement of K-12 science, technology, engineering, computer and information science, and mathematics (STEM) teachers and community college faculty in engineering and computer science research in order to bring knowledge of engineering, computer science, and technological innovation into their classrooms. The goal is to help build long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 STEM teachers, community college faculty, and the NSF university research community by involving the teachers and community college faculty in engineering and computer science research and helping them translate their research experiences and new knowledge into classroom activities. Partnerships with inner city schools or other high needs schools are especially encouraged, as is participation by underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. This announcement features two mechanisms for support of in-service and pre-service K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty: RET supplements to ongoing ENG or CISE awards and new RET Site awards. RET supplements may be included in proposals for new or renewed NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) or CISE grants or as supplements to ongoing NSF ENG or CISE funded projects. RET in Engineering and Computer Science Sites are based on independent proposals from engineering or computer and information science departments, schools or colleges to initiate and conduct research participation projects for a number of K-12 STEM teachers and/or community college faculty.

LIMITATIONS

Three site proposals may be submitted per competition by a U.S. academic institution, College/Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and Information Science as the lead institution.

PI Limit: 

The principal investigator of a RET in Engineering and Computer Science Site proposal must have a faculty appointment, within a College/Department of Engineering or Engineering Technology or a College/Department of Computer and Information Science broadly defined (e.g., including HCI, Software Engineering, Networking Science, Informatics) within the submitting U.S. academic institution.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Anticipated Funding Amount: $5,500,000 The total anticipated funding in FY 2011 for both Sites and Supplements is approximately $5,500,000, subject to the availability of funds. The maximum total request for a Site is $500,000 for a duration of up to three years. Supplements are limited to a maximum of $10,000 per teacher for a duration of one year subject to the availability of funds.

 

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Sponsor: Kinship Foundation (KF)
Submission Name: Searle Scholars Program (SSP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-02-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-30-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:
The Searle Scholars Program was established at The Chicago Community Trust in 1980. It is funded from the estates of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Searle. Mr. Searle was the grandson of the founder of the world-wide pharmaceutical company, G.D. Searle & Company. It was Mr. Searle's wish that certain funds be used to support ". . . research in medicine, chemistry and the biological science." To achieve this goal, grants are made to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in the first or second year of their first appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose current appointment is a tenure-track position.

NOTES:
Applicants will be expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Candidates should have begun their first appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2010. This appointment must be a tenure-track position, or its equivalent, and must be in an academic department of an invited, degree-granting or research institution.

LIMITATIONS:
To ensure a thorough review of all candidates, there is a limitation on the number of applications from many of the invited institutions. The University of Texas at Arlington is invited to submit one application for the 2011 competition.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:
Grants are normally $300,000 for a three-year period, with $100,000 payable in the first year and equal sums payable in the second and third years, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Normally, fifteen new awards will be made annually. The awards will be made to tax-exempt institutions described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and will be designated for the support of the research programs described in the applications.

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Sponsor: Center For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)
Submission Name: Grants for Injury Control Research Centers (R49)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-12-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-13-2011
10/28/11 FULL PROPOSAL

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The purpose of the program is to develop centers that conduct high quality research and help translate scientific discoveries into practice for the prevention and control of fatal and nonfatal injuries, violence, and related disabilities and serve as training centers as well as information centers for the public.  This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus area(s) of injury and violence prevention.  For more information, see http://healthypeople.gov

The purposes of the NCIPC ICRC program are to:

  • Build the scientific base for the prevention and control of fatal and nonfatal injuries, violence, and related disabilities.
  • Integrate, in the context of a national program, professionals from a wide spectrum of disciplines of epidemiology, behavioral and social sciences, medicine, biostatistics, public health, health economics, law, criminal justice, and engineering to perform research and provided technical expertise in order to prevent and control injuries and/or violence more effectively.
  • Encourage investigators to propose research that involves intervention development and testing as well as research on methods to enhance the adoption and maintenance of effective intervention strategies among individuals, organizations, or communities.
  • Provide technical assistance to injury and/or violence prevention and control programs in their geographic region, including other researchers; universities; medical institutions; community groups; state and local government agencies, public health agencies; and policy makers.
  • Use their research findings to affect and inform policy.
  • Act as sources of injury and/or violence prevention and control information for their constituents and stakeholders at the local, state, tribal, national, and global levels.

 

An injury control research center functions as a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary organization that provides outreach, training, and conducts research in a cross cutting and integrated manner that impacts the field of injury and/or violence prevention and control. Centers should strive to strengthen the injury and/or violence prevention infrastructure by integrating resources at the local, state, and national levels.  Centers activities should focus on high CDC priority topics and issues including NCIPC’s priorities as well as problems of injury and/or violence prevention and control unique to the center’s geographic region.  Centers activities should also focus on translational research. For the purposes of this FOA translation research also includes dissemination and implementation research.

 

LIMITATIONS

Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number) is allowed.

 

 

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Sponsor: Center For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)
Submission Name: Grants for Injury Control Research Centers (GICRC)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-05-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-28-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The purpose of the program is to develop centers that conduct high quality research and help translate scientific discoveries into practice for the prevention and control of fatal and nonfatal injuries, violence, and related disabilities and serve as training centers as well as information centers for the public.  This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus area(s) of injury and violence prevention.  For more information, see http://healthypeople.gov

 

The purposes of the NCIPC ICRC program are to:

  • Build the scientific base for the prevention and control of fatal and nonfatal injuries, violence, and related disabilities.
  • Integrate, in the context of a national program, professionals from a wide spectrum of disciplines of epidemiology, behavioral and social sciences, medicine, biostatistics, public health, health economics, law, criminal justice, and engineering to perform research and provided technical expertise in order to prevent and control injuries and/or violence more effectively.
  • Encourage investigators to propose research that involves intervention development and testing as well as research on methods to enhance the adoption and maintenance of effective intervention strategies among individuals, organizations, or communities.
  • Provide technical assistance to injury and/or violence prevention and control programs in their geographic region, including other researchers; universities; medical institutions; community groups; state and local government agencies, public health agencies; and policy makers.
  • Use their research findings to affect and inform policy.
  • Act as sources of injury and/or violence prevention and control information for their constituents and stakeholders at the local, state, tribal, national, and global levels.

 

An injury control research center functions as a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary organization that provides outreach, training, and conducts research in a cross cutting and integrated manner that impacts the field of injury and/or violence prevention and control. Centers should strive to strengthen the injury and/or violence prevention infrastructure by integrating resources at the local, state, and national levels.  Centers activities should focus on high CDC priority topics and issues including NCIPC’s priorities as well as problems of injury and/or violence prevention and control unique to the center’s geographic region.  Centers activities should also focus on translational research. For the purposes of this FOA translation research also includes dissemination and implementation research.

 

 

LIMITATIONS

Only one application per institution is allowed.  The individual that signs and/or submits an application further certifies that the applicant organization will be accountable both for the appropriate use of all grants funds awarded and for the performance of the grant-supported project or activities.

 

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Indirect costs for training related activities are limited to eight percent.

 

The direct salary limits for individuals funded under this FOA follow the NIH guidelines and are restricted to Executive Level I of the Federal Executive Pay scale (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-041.html). If the institution decides to pay an individual's salary in excess of the salary cap, it must be paid with non-CDC federal funds.

 

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Sponsor: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Submission Name: .S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Funding Opportunity Announcement, Scholarship and Fellowship Education Grant, Fiscal Year 2011. (NRC Fellowsh)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-27-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 08-27-2011
ANTICIPATED DEADLINE

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is an independent agency, established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, tasked with licensing and regulating the Nation’s civilian use of byproduct, source, and special nuclear material to ensure adequate protection of public health and safety, to promote the common defense and security, and to protect the environment.

Funding under this $15 million program includes support for nuclear science, engineering, and related disciplines to develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials.  The total amount of funding available for undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, trade school scholarships, and faculty development grants together in FY2011 totals $15 million.

LIMITATIONS

Institutions may submit only one application for the Scholarship Program and one application for the Fellowship Program. If applicants are requesting both scholarships and fellowships, they should be requested in separate applications. When multiple institutions are involved in a cooperative or partnership arrangement, one institution must be designated as the prime institution and funding for the other institution(s) must be requested via a subcontract to be administered by the prime institution.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-18-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 08-11-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate; baccalaureate; or graduate-level degree in science and engineering disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution.

The program does not make scholarship awards directly to students; students should contact their institution’s Office of Financial Aid for this and other scholarship opportunities.

LIMITATIONS

The Principal Investigator must be a faculty member currently teaching in one of the S-STEM disciplines who can provide the leadership required to ensure the success of the project. Projects involving more than one department within an institution are eligible, but a single Principal Investigator must accept overall management responsibility. Other members of the S-STEM project management team may be listed as Co-Principal Investigators.

An Institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS:

Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: No indirect costs are allowed.

Other Budgetary Limitations: Additional funds up to 15% of the total scholarship amount may be requested for expenses related to program administration (up to 5%) and student services (up to 10%), all of which must be listed under the appropriate NSF budget categories. See section V.A.8 above for details. Do not enter items in either categories G.6. or F.4., "Other."

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: NIDCD Research Core Centers (P30)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  05-02-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 06-01-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The NIDCD P30 Core Center grant contains one or more research-serving cores, providing centralized resources and facilities for funded R01 research projects. Although no funds are provided for direct support of research projects, a P30 helps to integrate and promote research in existing funded projects, and may include multi-disciplinary and regional collaborations. A Core Center must be an identifiable organizational unit either within a single grantee institution or representing a consortium of cooperating institutions (e.g., geographic or web-based). The Center may serve as an “intellectual hub” to stimulate cooperative research, to increase the effectiveness, capabilities or productivity of current research, and/or to promote new research directions through collaborations. Individual research cores of the Core Center may provide for sharing technical expertise or centralizing labor-intensive tasks common among several investigators (PD/PIs); staffing, training and maintenance of shared equipment or resources, including tools or staffing to enhance activities such as recruitment databases for clinical projects; or problem-solving through innovative technical solutions using the most current methodologies. NIDCD P30 funds do not provide patient services, or support unfunded pilot studies, or facilitate research other than for funded user projects, unless directly related to advancing the potential of the Core Center itself.  A P30 may provide benefits to other core centers or the larger community through sharing data or technology.

LIMITATIONS

Only one application per institution.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

The NIDCD P30 is awarded for up to 5 years, with budgetary caps based on the number of grants that qualify as the Center’s biomedical research base. The caps are for direct costs of no more than $1.5, 2.0, or 2.5 million over 5 years, for a base minimum of 6, 12, or 18 qualifying R01 grants, respectively. See Award Information, Section II.2, for details. Renewal applications may not exceed the stated caps. Competitive revision (supplemental) applications requesting an additional research core to an existing P30 are allowed, but may not exceed the term or the budgetary caps as described above for the parent award.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T34)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-15-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-25-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will award Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) National Research Service Act (NRSA) Training grants to eligible institutions as a means of supporting undergraduate academic and research training to help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles related to the Nation’s biomedical and behavioral research agenda.  The MARC U-STAR program is designed to have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation by providing support  to students underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and improving their preparation for highly selective Ph.D. level training and future careers.  The program supports efforts to strengthen the science/math course curricula, pedagogical skills of faculty, and biomedical research training at institutions with significant enrollments of students from underrepresented groups.

LIMITATIONS

An eligible institution may apply for and hold only one MARC U-STAR academic and research training grant.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Awards for T34 institutional NRSA training grants may be for project periods up to five years in duration and are renewable.  Trainees are required to pursue full-time research training for a consecutive 24- month period.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: MBRS Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-15-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-25-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The goal of the RISE Program is to increase the number of students from UR groups in biomedical and behavioral research who successfully complete the Ph.D. degree in these fields.

LIMITATIONS

An applicant institution may not submit more than one application at any time. Eligible institutions may only receive one RISE award. Research education programs may not be transferred from one institution to another.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

There are no specific budget limitations; however, the requested direct costs must be reasonable, well documented, fully justified and commensurate with the scope of the proposed program. The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed five years.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (STC)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-08-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-30-2011
PRELIMINARY PROPOSAL DUE DATE

Program Information:

 

PURPOSE:

The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake significant investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or fresh approaches within disciplines. STCs may involve any areas of science and engineering that NSF supports. STC investments support the NSF vision of advancing discovery, innovation and education beyond the frontiers of current knowledge, and empowering future generations in science and engineering.

Centers provide a rich environment for encouraging future scientists, engineers, and educators to take risks in pursuing discoveries and new knowledge. STCs foster excellence in education by integrating education and research, and by creating bonds between learning and inquiry so that discovery and creativity fully support the learning process.

NSF expects STCs to demonstrate leadership in the involvement of groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering at all levels (faculty, students, and postdoctoral researchers) within the Center.  Centers use either proven or innovative mechanisms to address issues such as recruitment, retention and mentorship of participants from underrepresented groups. 

Centers must undertake activities that facilitate knowledge transfer, i.e., the exchange of scientific and technical information with the objective of disseminating and utilizing knowledge broadly in multiple sectors.  Examples of knowledge transfer include technology transfer with the intention of supporting innovation, providing key information to public policy makers, or dissemination of knowledge from one field of science to another. 

 

LIMITATIONS

A single organization may submit a maximum of three preliminary proposals as the lead institution. Full proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF. There is no limit to participation as a partner institution.  The STC program will not provide support for more than one proposed Center from any one lead institution in this competition.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Proposed STC annual budgets may range up to $5.0M per year of NSF support.  Preliminary proposals and full proposals outside this range will be ineligible and will not be reviewed or considered for support. The core budget for the Center is expected to include support for all research, education, broadening participation, and knowledge transfer activities including, if proposed, those for undergraduate students and for teachers.  Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited. 

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Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Submission Name: High-Impact/ High-Risk Research Awards 2011-2012 (HI-HR)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-01-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-31-2011

Program Information:

 

PURPOSE:

CPRIT will foster cancer research in Texas by providing financial support for a wide variety of projects relevant to cancer research. This RFA solicits applications for relatively short-term, high-impact/high-risk projects that are especially innovative in nature, exploring new concepts or new avenues of cancer research. CPRIT encourages applications that seek to apply or develop state-of-the-art technologies, tools, and/or resources for cancer research, including those with potential commercialization opportunities. CPRIT expects outcomes of supported activities to directly and indirectly benefit subsequent cancer research efforts, cancer public health policy, or the continuum of cancer care—from prevention to treatment and cure. To fulfill this vision, applications may address any research topic or issue related to cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection or screening, treatment, or cure.

 

 

LIMITATIONS

TWO proposal are allowed for UT Arlington

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Applicants may request a total of $200,000 for a period of up to 24 months (2 years), inclusive of both direct and indirect costs. Because of the nature of this funding mechanism, renewal applications will not be accepted. Follow-on applications will not be funded until the time requested for the High-Impact/High-Risk Research Award has passed. Award funds may be used to pay for salary and benefits, research supplies, equipment, and clinical costs. Requests for funds for travel to scientific meetings are not appropriate for this funding mechanism, nor are requests for funds to support construction and/or renovation. State law limits the amount of award funding that may be spent on indirect costs to no more than 5 percent of the total award amount.

 

 

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Team-Based Design in Biomedical Engineering Education ((R25))
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-01-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-18-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This FOA, issued by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the Eunice K. Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), encourages applications from institutions that propose to establish new or to enhance existing team-based design courses in undergraduate Biomedical Engineering departments or programs. This FOA targets undergraduate students at the senior level but may also include junior undergraduates and first-year graduate students. Courses that address innovative and/or ground-breaking development, multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary training, and diversity recruitment are especially encouraged.

LIMITATIONS

Only one application per institution.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Budgets for direct costs of up to $40,000 per year and project durations of up to five years may be requested.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-01-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-02-2011
07/01/2011 FULL Proposal

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers with interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills. The program is intended to establish new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce.

Building upon the IGERT platform, the purpose of this IGERT solicitation is to support new models in graduate education in which students are engaged in an environment that supports innovation to learn through hands-on experience how their own research may contribute in new ways to benefit society and to learn the processes for the successful implementation of such contributions.

LIMITATIONS

  • There is a limit of one (1) proposal that may be submitted by an institution either as a single institution or as a lead institution in a multi-institution proposal.

A multi-institutional proposal is defined as one that has at least one co-PI at a different academic institution than that of the PI, a subaward to a different academic institution than that of the PI, or both.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI:

Any given individual may participate as PI or co-PI in only one proposal submission. A PI or co-PI on one proposal may serve as a faculty participant on other proposals.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

The NSF contribution to graduate student stipends is currently $30,000 per year per IGERT trainee for a 12-month appointment and budgeting for stipends should be made on this basis for each year of the award. All IGERT-supported students are expected to be full-time IGERT trainees. It is expected that trainees will receive NSF IGERT support for 2 years (24 months per student) or longer, and that they will be supported in 12-month increments. All stipend recipients must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., its territories or possessions, and they must be enrolled in one of the NSF-supported fields of study. See Section II ("IGERT Program Description") for more information.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Affordable Care Act (ACA): Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration ((U18))
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-11-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 04-08-2011

Program Information:

 

PURPOSE:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Research Demonstration Cooperative Agreement (U18) applications for:

Component A

The objective of the demonstrations is to determine whether an integrated model of primary care and public health approaches in the community can improve underserved children’s risk factors for obesity.  These approaches may include policy, systems, and environmental supports that encourage nutrition and physical activity for underserved children and their families.

Grantees will develop, implement, and evaluate multi-sectoral (i.e., childcare, school, community, health care), multi-level (i.e. child, family, organization, community, policy) intervention demonstration projects for underserved children ages 2-12 years and their families utilizing the  Obesity Chronic Care Model and other similar models. The Obesity Chronic Care Model provides a framework to integrate primary care and public health approaches with an intent to guides the design of strategies, approaches, systems, and/or tools to ultimately prevent and reduce childhood obesity.

Component A Demonstration Project funded grantees will design, implement, and evaluate the demonstration interventions, with evaluation support from the Component B Evaluation Center funded grantee. Standardized measures across sites will be collected to determine  whether the demonstration research project led to changes in preventive services, policy, systems, and environment (e.g. setting, community), and individual outcomes including health, satisfaction, health care utilization and quality of life.

Component B

The results of the Demonstration projects will be used to generate a recommendation that determines whether program components, similar to the awarded demonstration projects, should be implemented nationally for the general population of children who are eligible for child health assistance under Title XXI (CHIP) of the Social Security Act.

The Component B funded grantee, the Evaluation Center, will design and conduct the overarching evaluation that will support this recommendation, in collaboration with the Component A Demonstration Project funded grantees and CDC.

 

LIMITATIONS

Only one application per institution.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Component A:  Demonstration Projects

The total 4-year award for Component A Demonstration Projects may not exceed $6.275 million per Demonstration Project.

If you request a funding amount greater than this ceiling for the 4-year award, your application will be considered non-responsive, and will not be entered into the review process.  You will be notified that your application did not meet the submission requirements.

Component B (Evaluation Center)

The total 4-year award for the Component B Evaluation Center may not exceed $4.25 million.

If you request a funding amount greater than this ceiling for the 4-year award, your application will be considered non-responsive, and will not be entered into the review process.  You will be notified that your application did not meet the submission requirements. 

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Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Submission Name: Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth (ACY)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-11-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-11-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Learning in the Arts grants encourage efforts that enhance the quality of and access to arts learning for our nation's children and youth. Projects must address experience, study, performance, and assessment. Projects that are based at higher education institutions are eligible if they have a direct impact on children and youth. Projects may include but are not limited to:

 

  • Projects that engage children and youth over an extended period to increase their proficiency in and understanding of an arts discipline, genre, or form.
  • Projects that explore new ways to integrate arts learning with learning in other subjects.
  • Projects in which artists, whose training specifically includes education, or arts organizations provide a series of lessons or courses in the arts that have explicit learning objectives that ensure the application of national or state arts education standards.
  • Projects that provide rigorous, challenging summer arts education that enables children and youth to acquire knowledge and skills in the arts as well as gain lifelong interests in the arts and culture.
  • Artists' engagements that provide instruction in the arts for children and youth for one week or longer during non-school hours and that may complement the school curriculum of the intended beneficiaries. Such projects may furnish space, project material, equipment, job training, and guidance in locations such as arts organizations, community centers, schools, faith-based organizations, public housing, tribal communities, or juvenile facilities.
  • Professional development programs that increase the knowledge and skills of teachers, artists, youth program providers, and others who work in arts learning with children and youth.
  • Projects that involve NEA National Heritage Fellows in the Folk & Traditional Arts and arts learning, with goals and assessment based on the values and benchmarks appropriate to the traditions studied.

 

LIMITATIONS

An organization may submit only one application under these FY 2011 Grants for Arts Projects guidelines, with few exceptions as listed below.

 

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS

An organization may request a grant amount from $5,000 to $150,000. Most grant awards will range from $10,000 to $100,000. Few grants will be awarded below $10,000; grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that the Arts Endowment determines demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact.

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: Knowledge Dissemination Conference Grants Program (KDCG)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-07-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-30-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces SAMHSA’s Knowledge Dissemination Conference Grants program (also referred to as SAMHSA Conference Grants).  The purpose of the Conference Grant program is to disseminate knowledge about practices within the mental health services and substance abuse prevention and treatment fields and to integrate that knowledge into real-world practice as effectively and efficiently as possible. 

It is not the practice of SAMHSA to provide total support for planned meetings and conferences.  The maximum Conference Grant award is $50,000 for a 12-month project period.  Only direct costs will be funded under this program.  Not all SAMHSA’s Centers will be awarding Conference Grants in any given year.  Please visit the SAMHSA Web site at www.samhsa.gov to learn which Centers are providing funding and the number and size of awards for any specific year.

SAMHSA’s Conference Grants are authorized under Sections 520A (Priority Mental Health Needs of Regional and National Significance), 516 (Priority Substance Abuse Prevention Needs of Regional and National Significance) and 509 (Priority Substance Abuse Treatment Needs of Regional and National Significance) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, and subject to the availability of funds.  This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus areas 11 (Health Communication), 18 (Mental Health and Mental Disorders) and 26 (Substance Abuse).

 

LIMITATIONS

An organization may submit only two proposals

 

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS

SAMHSA Centers will provide partial support for planned meetings and conferences.  The maximum grant award is $50,000.  Actual awards will depend on the availability of funds. Indirect costs are not allowed under this program.  Not all SAMHSA Centers will fund Conference Grants in any given year.  To learn which Centers are providing funding for a specific year and the number and size of awards, please go to SAMHSA’s Web site at www.samhsa.gov.  Click on “Grants” and then click on the fiscal year for which you are applying for a Conference Grant.  You will find the award information posted with the Conference Grant announcement.

  All awards will be for a maximum project period of 12 months.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Cyberinfrastructure Training, Education, Advancement, and Mentoring for Our 21st Century Workforce (CI-TEAM)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-07-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-16-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

New information, communication, and computational technologies have had profound impacts on the practice of science (in this solicitation, the term science includes the natural, mathematical, computing, and social sciences),  engineering, and education. This includes the means by which citizens of all ages use science  and engineering to enhance professional and private lives.  The systems, tools, and services emerging from these new technologies are linked to create a comprehensive cyberinfrastructure that is enabling individuals, groups, and organizations to advance research and education in ways that revolutionize who can participate, what they can do, and how they do it. Sustaining this revolution across all areas of science, engineering, and education requires the formation of a citizenry and workforce with the knowledge and skills needed to design and deploy as well as adopt and apply these cyber-based systems, tools and services over the long-term. The opportunity for such preparation should be available at all stages of formal and informal education (K-16 and lifelong), training and professional development, and must be extended to all individuals and communities.

The CI-TEAM program supports projects that integrate science and engineering research and education activities that range from local activities to global-scale efforts,  as appropriate, to  promote, leverage and utilize cyberinfrastructure systems, tools and services.

Collectively, the CI-TEAM awards will:

  • Increase the numbers of scientists, engineers, educators, and/or students prepared to design, develop, adopt and deploy cyber-based tools and environments for computational science and engineering research and learning, both formal and informal. This is to include individuals who are otherwise well prepared in the STEM disciplines.
  • Produce curricular and pedagogical materials, learning technologies, and institutional models for preparing the cyberinfrastructure workforce that are broadly adaptable and/or adoptable, and publish related outcomes that inform others of promising educational approaches.
  • Increase and broaden the participation of diverse groups of people and organizations as both creators and users of cyberinfrastructure for research and education.  Currently underrepresented groups include women, those in underserved rural regions of the country, those who would be the first in their family to graduate from college, and minorities including those associated with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and communities.

 

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2

An organization may submit a maximum of two CI-TEAM proposals as the lead organization in response to this solicitation. There is no limit to the number of proposals on which an organization may appear as a subawardee or as a non-lead organization.

 

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS

$5,000,000 pending availability of funds. Under this solicitation, individual Demonstration Projects may request funding up to $250,000 total (including all funds for subawards and/or collaborative proposals) over a project duration of one to two years; individual Implementation or Diffusion Projects, may request funding up to $1,000,000 total (including all funds for subawards and/or collaborative proposals) over a project duration of two to three years for Implementation projects and three to four years for Diffusion Projects.

 

 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-04-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-14-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program funds research and educational projects that improve ethics education in all fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, with priority consideration given to interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international contexts. Although the primary focus is on improving ethics education for graduate students in NSF-funded fields, the proposed programs may benefit advanced undergraduates as well.

 LIMITATIONS

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

 

  • Only colleges and universities located and accredited in the U.S. or U.S.-based professional associations are eligible to apply to this program. Other types of organizations can be included only as non-lead collaborators or sub-awardees. In addition, accredited U.S. colleges and universities and U.S. professional associations can be non-lead collaborators or sub-awardees.

PI Limit:

NSF expects project teams to include persons with appropriate expertise. This might include expertise in the domain or domains of science or engineering on which the project focuses, in ethics, in educational research, and in pedagogy.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

An eligible organization, as defined above, may submit only one proposal as the lead organization. Organizations submitting more than one proposal as the lead organization will be notified and given one week from notification to select one proposal for consideration. If one is not selected in that time period, all of those proposals will be returned without review. There is no limit on the number of proposals under which an organization may be included as a non-lead collaborator or sub-awardee

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS

The maximum award amount is $300,000. Collaborative proposals for the purpose of disseminating best practices in graduate ethics education will be eligible for a maximum award amount of $400,000 (for example, projects that include partnerships between universities and scientific or engineering societies to distribute curriculum and/or research findings). Anticipated funding amount is $3 million for an estimated 6 to 10 Standard Grants. The maximum award duration is 36 months.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: High Performance Computing System Acquisition: Enhancing the Petascale Computing Environment for Science and Engineering (Petascale)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-01-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-14-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

    The NSF's vision for Cyberinfrastructure in the 21st Century includes enabling sustained petascale computational and data-driven science and engineering through the deployment and support of a world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) environment.   For the past decade the NSF has provided the open science and engineering community with state of the art HPC assets ranging from loosely coupled clusters, to large scale instruments with many thousands of computing cores communicating via fast interconnects.  Previous solicitations, as exemplified by the multi-pronged Track Two acquisitions, have provided more than two petaflops (1015 floating point operations per second) of compute power on real applications, that consume large amounts of memory, and work with very large data sets.  These resources have been made available through the TeraGrid, the world's largest, most powerful and comprehensive distributed cyberinfrastructure for open science.  In addition to the Track Two acquisitions, the ongoing Track One program promises to deliver a petaflop of sustained power capable of tackling some of the most challenging scientific problems across multiple science and engineering domains.  

     HPC Resource Providers - those organizations willing to acquire, deploy and operate HPC resources in service to the science and engineering research and education community - play a key role in the provision and support of a national Cyberinfrasructure. With this solicitation, the NSF requests proposals from organizations willing to serve as HPC Resource Providers within Extreme Digital (XD), the successor to TeraGrid, and who propose to acquire and deploy new, innovative petascale HPC systems and services.

     Competitive HPC systems will:

 

  • Expand  the range of data intensive computationally-challenging science and engineering applications that can be tackled with XD HPC services;
  • Introduce a major new innovative capability component to science and engineering research communities:
  • Provide an effective migration path to researchers scaling data and code beyond the campus level;
  • Incorporate reliable, robust system software and services essential to optimal sustained performance;
  • Efficiently provide a high degree of stability and usability by January, 2013; and
  • Complement and leverage existing XD capabilities and services.

     Benchmarks will be a key factor in system selection.  Two types of benchmarks are required:  NSF provided benchmarks and proposer selected benchmarks.   The NSF provided benchmarks, which are posted on NSF web-site NSF 06-05 are designed to capture the salient attributes of those science and engineering applications which will place the most stringent demands on the overall system to be provisioned.   Proposer provided benchmarks should focus on the innovative aspect of the proposal.

 LIMITATIONS

An organization may submit only one proposal but may be a sub-awardee on other proposals responding to this solicitation.

Collaborative projects may only be submitted as a single proposal in which a single award is being requested. The involvement of partner organizations should be supported through sub-awards administered by the submitting organization.

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS

A total of up to $30,000,000, subject to availability of funds. Project durations should be for up to 4 years. An acquisition associated with the upgrade of an existing system is permissible. Each award will support the acquisition and deployment of hardware, software, and the personnel costs associated with the acquisition and deployment of the proposed system, including acceptance testing. Each proposal may be for an acquisition that occurs in one step near the beginning of the award period or for an acquisition that is deployed in phases during the award period. Up to $5,000,000 of the proposed award may be specific to the innovative capability. User support and operating costs of up to $6,000,000 per annum for each deployed HPC system will be provided in a separate funding action. There is a possibility of a renewal acquisition award, four years after the original award, pending availability of funds and the quality of the proposal submission.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-01-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-01-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The goal of the Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in the Biological Sciences (URM) program is to increase the number and diversity of individuals pursuing graduate studies in all areas of biological research supported by the NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences. Support will be provided to academic institutions to establish innovative programs to engage undergraduates in a year-round research and mentoring activity. Particular emphasis will be placed on broadening participation of members of groups historically underrepresented in science and engineering: African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, and persons with disabilities.

 

 

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

    One (1) proposal per organization

Additional Eligibility Info:

Student Eligibility Requirements:  Undergraduate student participants supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its possessions. An undergraduate student is one who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associates degree. High school graduates who have not yet enrolled, and students who have received their bachelor's degrees and are no longer enrolled as undergraduates, are not eligible.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:   Indirect costs are limited to a maximum of 25% of the Participant Support stipend amount only (Line F1 on the proposal budget).

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: The NSF-Census Research Network (NCRN)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-10-2011 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-16-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The NSF-Census Research Network will provide support for a set of research nodes, each of which will be staffed by a team of scientists conducting interdisciplinary research and educational activities on methodological questions of interest and significance to the broader research community and to the Federal Statistical System, particularly the U.S. Census Bureau.  The activities will be expected to advance both fundamental and applied knowledge as well as further the training of current and future generations of researchers in research skills of relevance to the measurement of economic units, households, and persons.

 

LIMITATIONS

There is a limit of two (2) proposals that may be submitted by an institution either as a single institution or as a lead institution in a multi-institutional proposal.

A multi-institutional proposal is defined as one that has a subaward to one or more different institutions than the lead institution.

For purposes of this solicitation, separate institutions are defined as those with separate Sponsored Projects Offices (SPO), even if those institutions are different campuses of the same multi-campus university. For example, if PIs at two different campuses of an academic institution each submit a proposal through the same SPO, then both proposals are counted toward the maximum for that institution.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 2

An individual may participate as Principal Investigator, co-Principal Investigator or other Senior Personnel in at most two proposals.  If an individual is listed as PI, co-PI, or Senior Personnel on three or more proposals, all of these proposals will be returned without review.

 

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS:

Cost Sharing:   Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited

Other Budgetary Limitations: Budgets should be developed at scales appropriate for the project to be conducted.  Successful applicants will have access to necessary Census resources at no cost.  No award may be more than five years in duration.

Budget Preparation Instructions: Both Small and Medium Nodes must participate in biannual meetings of the research network leaders for the sharing of discoveries, suggested new research paths, and evaluation of process.  The costs to enable at least two representatives from each node to attend the biannual meetings should be included in the budget request.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-20-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-21-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Recent trends have demonstrated an increase in the length of the traditional scientific training period with a concomitant increase in the time it takes for scientists to establish independent research careers.  Although traditional post-doctoral training is likely most appropriate for the majority of new Ph.D.s and M.D.s, there is a pool of talented young scientists who have the intellect, scientific creativity, drive and maturity to flourish independently without the need for traditional post-doctoral training.  Reducing the amount of time they spend in training would provide them the opportunity to start highly innovative research programs as early in their careers as possible. 

The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists, who have already established a record of innovation and research productivity, to launch an independent research program.  It is also an opportunity for research intensive institutions to invigorate their research departments by recruiting outstanding, early career scientists.  Exceptional graduate students or clinicians nearing the completion of their Ph.D. (or equivalent) or for clinicians (M.D.s or equivalent) the end of their medical residency may contact appropriate Institutional scientific leaders to seek an appointment as an independent research scientist (For a complete listing of eligible degrees for Early Independence Investigators, please refer to Section 1. Eligible Applicants). Alternatively, Institutions may actively recruit eligible junior scientists to apply for support through this program. In either event, the Institution will be expected to provide substantial support for the junior scientist as detailed below. At the time of application, the Early Independence PI must be within twelve months before or after the completion of their Ph.D. (or equivalent) or for clinicians within twelve months before or after the completion of their medical residency (or equivalent) training. By the end of the award period, the PI is expected to be competitive for continued funding of his/her research program and for a permanent research position.

LIMITATIONS

Applicant organizations (identified as having a unique DUNS number) may submit up to two applications in response to this FOA

NIH will not accept any application in response to this FOA that is essentially the same as one currently pending initial peer review unless the applicant withdraws the pending application. NIH will not accept any application that is essentially the same as one already reviewed.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Awards will be for up to $250,000 in direct costs each year for five years, plus applicable Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs to be determined at the time of award.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (NEB)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-20-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-19-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:


The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Directorates for Engineering, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Computer & Information Science & Engineering, together with the semiconductor industry’s Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI) plan to jointly support innovative research and education activities on the topic of Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond (NEB). These activities will be supported as interdisciplinary research team awards.

The goal of this solicitation is to advance the forefront of computation, information processing, sensor technologies, and communications infrastructure beyond the physical and conceptual limitations of current technologies. Continuing evolution of electronics beyond the scaling limits of Moore’s Law will require broad thinking across multiple disciplines. The program is intended to support proposals by interdisciplinary teams of investigators committed to exploring innovative research concepts in nanoelectronics involving fundamental challenges from novel materials, chemistry, and logic devices, to circuit designs and systems architectures, algorithms, and perhaps entirely new paradigms of computation, sensing, and processing of information. Proposals may also address additional challenges arising from increasing functionality through heterogeneous integration of novel devices and technologies. Proposals should discuss effective ways in which education of the workforce and broadening participation are integrated within the proposed research activities.

Proposals must involve interdisciplinary collaborations by three or more investigators and address aspects of at least two of the research themes:

  1. Exploring New Chemistries and Materials for Nanoelectronics

  2. Exploring Alternative State Variables and Heterogeneous Integration for Nanoelectronic Devices and Systems

  3. Exploring Novel Paradigms of Computing

LIMITATIONS:

An academic institution may submit no more than two proposals on which it is the lead organization in response to this solicitation. The same organization may be a collaborative partner in any number of other multi-organization group proposals in which it is not the lead. A proposal involving more than one organization must be submitted as a single administrative package with the managing principal investigator from the lead organization.

 Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

    An individual may be listed on only one proposal as PI, co-PI, or senior personnel.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Interdisciplinary research team awards will be in the range of $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 for four years, depending on the scope of the work proposed. The total request submitted to NSF for funding for each project, for all investigators and all organizations, may not exceed $2,000,000. NSF expects to fund approximately 10-15 interdisciplinary research team awards in FY 2011, depending on the quality of submissions and the availability of funds. The anticipated date of awards is August 2011.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-13-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-27-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums, science centers, and not-for-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use are encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions.

LIMITATIONS

The University may not participate in any more than three proposals. This limitation includes proposals on which UT Arlington is the lead institution, collaborations and sub awards.

If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition).

To ensure a balanced instrumentation award portfolio at diverse organizations, across varied research topics, and in support of a broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce across the entire Nation, the MRI program requires that an MRI-eligible organization may, as a performing organization, submit or be included as a significantly funded1 subawardee in no more than three MRI proposals.  To promote instrumentation development, the program requires that if an organization submits or is included as a significantly funded1 subawardee in three MRI proposals, at least one of the three proposals must be for instrument development.

1An unfunded collaboration does not count against the submission limit.  Inclusion as a funded subawardee on a development proposal at a level in excess of 20% of the total budget request from NSF, or on any acquisition proposal, will be counted against an organization's proposal submission limit.  However, if a subaward to an organization in a development proposal is 20% or less of the proposal's total budget request from NSF, the subawardee's submission limit will not be affected.    For subawards within a linked collaborative proposal, the 20% threshold applies to the budget request from NSF in the proposal containing the subaward(s), not to the combined budget request from NSF for the collaborative project.

Note: The 30% cost-sharing requirement applies to only the portion of the total project cost budgeted to non-exempt organization(s), including those participating through subawards. Cost-sharing is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and for non-degree-granting organizations.  Non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are exempt from the cost-sharing requirement.  See section V.B. for specific information on cost-sharing calculations and the solicitation text for definitions of organizational types used for the MRI program.

 

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS:

Instrument acquisition or development proposals that request funds from NSF in the range $100,000-$4 million will be accepted from all eligible organizations. Proposals that request funds from NSF less than $100,000 will also be accepted from all eligible organizations for the disciplines of mathematics or social, behavioral and economic sciences and from non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education for all NSF-supported disciplines.

Cost-sharing at the level of 30% of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and for non-degree-granting organizations.  Non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are exempt from the cost-sharing requirement.

Note concerning discounts: Manufacturers' discounts are strongly encouraged for reducing project cost but they may not be designated as cost sharing.

Note concerning subawards: Cost-sharing applies to the portions of a budget that go to organizations that are not exempt from the cost-sharing requirement, even through subawards. 

If all organizations (submitting and subawardees) are required to cost-share, the 30% cost-sharing requirement applies to the total project cost for the proposal.

If the submitting organization is required to cost-share, but one or more subawardee is exempt from the cost-sharing requirement, the 30% cost-sharing requirement applies to only the portion of the total project cost budgeted to the non-exempt organization(s).

If the submitting organization is exempt from the cost-sharing requirement, but one or more subawardee is subject to cost-sharing, the 30% cost-sharing requirement applies to only the portion of the total project cost budgeted to the non-exempt organization(s).

There is no requirement as to which organization (submitting, subawardee or third party) must provide the cost-sharing amount, only that the required amount (from non-Federal sources) be included in the proposal. 

The proposed cost sharing must be shown on Line M on the proposal budget. Documentation of the availability of cost sharing must be included in the proposal. Only items which would be allowable under the applicable cost principles, if charged to the project, may be included as the awardee's contribution to cost sharing. Contributions may be made from any non-Federal source, including non-Federal grants or contracts, and may be cash or in-kind (2 CFR § 215.23). It should be noted that contributions counted as cost-sharing toward projects of another Federal agency may not be counted towards meeting the specific cost-sharing requirements of the NSF award. All cost-sharing amounts are subject to audit. Failure to provide the level of cost-sharing required by the NSF solicitation and reflected in the approved award budget may result in termination of the NSF award, disallowance of award costs and/or refund of award funds to NSF.

Administrative requirements related to cost sharing may be found in 2 CFR § 215.23, "Cost Sharing or Matching." For additional information on cost principles consult: 2 CFR Part 220, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (OMB Circular A-21); or 2 CFR Part 230, Cost Principles for Nonprofit Organizations (OMB Circular A-122), as applicable.

Eligible Project Costs

The amount of the NSF request should be based on the net price of the instrumentation, including all academic discounts and other special purchase arrangements. 

Acquisition proposals: Eligible project costs are limited to instrument purchase, installation, commissioning, and calibration, and the direct and indirect costs of operations and maintenance, and other appropriate technical support during the award period.  Requests for operations and maintenance must be justified in terms of the scale and scope of the instrumentation.  Salary support, including fringe benefits and indirect costs, is allowed only for personnel directly involved in operations and maintenance of the instrument.  Any request for personnel must justify the skill level and time commitment of the person responsible for operations and maintenance.  Any proposal requesting direct student support in operations and maintenance must justify the involvement in terms of both instrument needs and the training the next generation of instrumentalists – reviewers will be asked to evaluate the appropriateness of this type of involvement. Training costs that are directly related to proper operations and maintenance are eligible, but expenses associated with the training of users are not allowed. Support for research to be conducted with the instrument, outreach, and publication costs are not allowed, nor is travel associated with conferences and/or collaborations.

Development proposals: Eligible project costs are limited to parts and materials needed for the construction of the instrument, commissioning costs (including relevant operations and maintenance expenses), as well as the direct and indirect costs associated with support of personnel engaged strictly in the instrument development effort.  Requests for personnel support must include a description of the responsibilities of the project co-workers and explain why a given position is necessary for the completion of the design, construction and commissioning  of the new instrument. Any proposal requesting direct student support in development efforts must justify the involvement in terms of both project needs and training the next generation of instrumentalists – reviewers will be asked to evaluate the appropriateness of this type of involvement. Sufficient detail should be given to allow reviewers to analyze the cost of the new technology.  Support for research to be conducted using the instrument after commissioning, along with long term operations and maintenance, is not allowed.  Travel costs that are integral to the development work are eligible expenses, but travel associated with conferences and training is not allowed.

 

 

 

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Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Submission Name: Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards (ORAU)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-13-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-14-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. For the 2010-11 academic year, the Powe Award Committee received 114 applications and awarded 32 grants.

ELIBIBILITY:

Full-time assistant professors at ORAU member institutions within two years of their initial tenure track appointment (1/14/2009 through 1/14/2011) at the time of application are eligible. If there is a question on eligibility, the ORAU Councilor makes the final decision.

LIMITATIONS

TWO nominees may be put forward

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Funding is provided exclusively from non-federal monies by ORAU. The award amount provided by ORAU is $5,000. The applicant’s institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000. This is a one-year grant (June 1 to May 31).

This award can include funds for faculty summer salary, graduate student salary, travel, equipment, or other assistance relevant to the faculty member’s research. ORAU does not allow overhead charges or indirect costs on the award from ORAU or the university match.

 

 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-10-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-10-2011

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a program on collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations.  This program is in response to and is a component of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Signature Initiative: Sustainable Nanomanufacturing - Creating the Industries of the Future
(http://www.nano.gov/html/research/NNISigInitSustainableMfrFINALJuly2010.pdf).
Although many nanofabrication techniques have demonstrated the ability to produce relatively small quantities of nanomaterials and devices, the emphasis of this program is research that supports the identification and demonstration of nanomanufacturing processes with high potential to scale to economically and industrially relevant production levels.  The mode of support is Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT).  Proposals submitted to this program must address at least one, and preferably more than one, of the following interconnected themes:

  • Novel processes and techniques for continuous and scalable nanomanufacturing;
  • Directed (physical/chemical/biological) self-assembly processes leading to heterogeneous nanostructures with the potential for high-rate production;
  • Principles and design methods to produce machines and processes to manufacture nanoscale structures, devices and systems; and/or
  • Long-term societal and educational implications of the large-scale production and use of nanomaterials, devices and systems, including the life-cycle analysis of such nanomaterials, devices and systems.

Other research and education projects in nanoscale science and engineering will continue to be supported in the relevant programs and divisions.

LIMITATIONS

One – an academic institution – a university, or a campus in a multi-campus university -- may submit no more than one (1) proposal on which it is the lead organization in response to this solicitation. The same organization may be a collaborative partner in any number of other multi-organization group proposals in which it is not the lead. A proposal involving more than one organization must be submitted as a single proposal in which a single award is requested, with the managing principal investigator from the lead organization and subawards administered by the lead organization to any other participating organizations.

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS:

Awards will be in the range of $250,000-$500,000 per year for four years, depending on the scope of the work proposed.

PIs are required to attend the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Meeting and make a poster or verbal presentation on the project. Budgets should include travel funds for PIs to attend this meeting in the second year and all subsequent years of the award.

 

 

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Training in Computational Neuroscience: From Biology to Model and Back Again (T90/R90)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-22-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 12-13-2010
Letter of Intent

Program Information:

Full Proposal Deadline: 01/13/2011

PURPOSE:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is an initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research (http://neuroscienceblueprint.nih.gov), a trans-NIH partnership to accelerate neuroscience research. Sixteen Institutes and Centers (ICs) are participating in the Neuroscience Blueprint. Awards will be administered by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) on behalf of the Neuroscience Blueprint. This FOA will support integrated research education and research training programs that provide interdisciplinary training in basic neuroscience and the theoretical and technological approaches of computational neuroscience.

LIMITATIONS

Applicants may submit only a single application in response to this FOA.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

An applicant may request a project period of up to five years with total costs not to exceed $500,000 per year. This award is not renewable.

F&A costs for the applicant organization and consortium participants will be reimbursed at 8 percent of modified total direct costs, or at the actual F&A cost rate, whichever is less.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Training in Neuroimaging: Integrating First Principles and Applications (T90/R90)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-22-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 12-13-2010
LOI

Program Information:

Full Proposal Deadline: 01/13/2011

 PURPOSE:

This FOA is an initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research (http://neuroscienceblueprint.nih.gov), a trans-NIH partnership to accelerate neuroscience research.  Sixteen Institutes and Centers (ICs) are participating in the Blueprint.  This funding opportunity will enable the development of novel, interdisciplinary training programs that integrate comprehensive training in basic neuroscience, the physical and biological bases of neuroimaging, the technologies of in vivo neuroimaging, and the application of these technologies to understanding questions in neuroscience across the life span.  Each training program must have two components: a] a pre-doctoral NRSA institutional training program (T90) and b] a short-term research education program (R90) that may include scientists at any stage of the career continuum who are interested in neuroimaging. Programs may also include a full-time non-NRSA institutional pre-doctoral training component (R90).. An external advisory committee, a dissemination plan, and an evaluation plan are required.

LIMITATIONS

Applicants may submit only a single application in response to this FOA.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

It is anticipated that 3-4awards will be made. An applicant may request a project period of up to five years with combined direct costs of the T90/R90 components not  to exceed $400,000 in any year.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Advancing Digitization of Biological Collections (ADBC)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-10-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 12-10-2010

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This program seeks to create a national resource of digital data documenting existing biological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The information associated with various collections of organisms, such as geographic distribution, environmental habitat data, phenology, information about associated organisms, collector field notes, tissues and molecular data extracted from the specimens, etc. is a rich resource for providing the baseline from which to further biodiversity research and provide critical information about existing gaps in our knowledge of life on earth.  The national resource will be structured at three levels: a national hub, thematic networks based on collaborative groups of collections, and the physical collections. This resource will build upon a sizable existing national investment in curation of the physical objects in scientific collections and contribute vitally to scientific research and technology interests in the United States.  It will be an invaluable tool in understanding the biodiversity and societal consequences of climate change, species invasions, natural disasters, the spread of disease vectors and agricultural pests, and other biological issues.

LIMITATIONS:

Only one proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization in this competition for the HUB or for a TCN.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

$10,000,000 Total amount available across all awards in this program for FY2011, pending availability of funds.

Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Developing and Improving Institutional Animal Resources (G20)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-17-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-04-2010

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This FOA issued by the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, solicits applications from biomedical research institutions that propose to renovate, repair, or improve individual animal resources. The major objective of this program is to upgrade animal facilities to support the conduct of biomedical and/or behavioral research.  Support can be requested to alter and renovate (A&R) the animal facilities as well as to improve the animal care equipment in the facility. It is expected that all award funds will be expended expeditiously and that applicants will consider the use of “green” technologies and design approaches.

LIMITATIONS:

An applicant organization that conducts biomedical research is expected to submit no more than one application under this FOA.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Budgets for direct costs must be for $500,000 or less.  The budget may include a request for animal care equipment, for alteration and renovation funds, or both.  The total project period for an award made in response to this FOA may not exceed five years as required by Federal Law. 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Partnerships for Innovation (PFI)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-17-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-01-2010
12/04/10 Full Proposal

Program Information:

 PURPOSE:

One of the general goals of the Partnerships for Innovation Program (PFI) is to stimulate the transformation of knowledge created by the research and education enterprise into innovations that create new wealth; build strong local, regional, and national economies; and improve the national well-being.  Aligned with this goal, the PFI competition for FY 2011 funds will provide support for innovation capacity building to sustained, dynamic interactive knowledge-enhancing partnership groups composed of academic researchers and small business (as defined by the Small Business Administration (SBA)) practitioners focused on intense exploration, re-definition, and creation of novel platforms for translating research and moving it towards impact.  The basic organizational core of each proposed knowledge-enhancing partnership group must be composed of an academic lead institution and, at a minimum, two small businesses.  These newly created partnership groups will provide small group process models for innovation, their hallmark being a collaboration in which research and its translation paths are shaped and expanded from both the research and the business perspectives. While the center-piece of this group is academe and small business, large businesses and non-profits may participate in this core knowledge-enhancement partnership unit, which in turn may be embedded in the broader network of a PFI partnership.

The purpose of these knowledge-enhancing partnership groups is to develop researchers more agile in adapting their research for use in new applications and to increase the potential viability of existing small businesses to leverage this capacity.  In particular, these interactive relationships will increase the researchers' effectiveness to respond to and anticipate the constraints imposed by the operational limitations on translation of the research.  They will improve the business practitioners' capability to develop products that will have potentially strong market demand in the future.

 

 

LIMITATIONS

One of the Co-PIs must be a Senior Administrator (at the level of dean or above in the reporting structure, for example, Dean, Vice President for Academic Research, Provost, etc.), who has a demonstrated commitment to knowledge transfer of university research.  The senior administrator must have an active role that is explicitly described along with the specification of a time commitment on the project.

The PI cannot be a PI on a PFI award that will be active after June 1, 2011.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 

Academic institutions are limited to participation in only one proposal.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Budget Limitations: Proposed Partnerships may request from NSF, total budgets of up to $600,000 for award durations of two or three years.  NSF will not provide salary support for personnel employed by Federal Agencies or Federally Funded Research and Development Centers.

Travel: Costs for travel for the PI for one trip per year to report on progress or participate in PFI workshops should be included in the requested budget and spelled out explicitly in the budget justification.  Additional travel costs for a partner, a student, and/or other participants on the project to travel for the same or similar purposes; in particular travel costs should be anticipated so to as to include the PFI Grantees Workshop, anticipated to occur bi-annually (once every 2 years).

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-06-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-03-2010
11/07/2010 FULL PROPOSAL

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.

Institutional Transformation (IT)

Institutional Transformation awards are expected to include innovative systemic organizational approaches to transform institutions of higher education in ways that will increase the participation and advancement of women in STEM academic careers.  These awards support comprehensive programs for institution-wide change.  IT projects must include a research component designed to study the effectiveness of the proposed innovations in order to contribute to the knowledge base informing academic institutional transformation (see additional ADVANCE merit review criteria).

Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT-Catalyst)

IT-Catalyst awards are designed to support institutional self-assessment activities, such as basic data collection and analysis and policy review, in order to identify specific issues in the recruitment, retention and promotion of women faculty in STEM academics within their institution of higher education.   This type of work is fundamental for institutions that plan to undertake institutional transformation.  The institution's need for external resources to undertake institutional self assessment and policy review will specifically be evaluated using an additional ADVANCE merit review criterion.

Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination (PAID)

Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination awards may focus on one institution or organization, or they may be a partnership between several institutions and/or organizations.  PAID projects can focus on all STEM disciplines, several disciplines, or only one discipline, including the social and behavioral sciences.   Projects may have an international, national, state or local scope.  Previous or current funding from ADVANCE is not a prerequisite for submitting a PAID proposal (see additional ADVANCE merit review criteria).  PAID awards support activities such as:

 

  • Adaptation and implementation of materials, tools, research, and practices that have been demonstrated to be effective in increasing the participation and advancement of women in STEM academic careers.
  • Dissemination and diffusion of materials, tools, research, and practices, to the appropriate audiences, that have been demonstrated to be effective in increasing the participation and advancement of women in STEM academic careers.  Please note that simply making materials, tools, research, and practices available to others is not effective diffusion and dissemination.  Rather, an effort to teach and/or train individuals and groups how to adopt or adapt the information is expected as well.
  • Scientific research designed to advance understanding of gender in the STEM academic workforce (PAID-Research).

LIMITATIONS

Proposers may submit only one Institutional Transformation proposal or one IT-Catalyst proposal.  There is no limit on the number of PAID proposals that can be submitted.

 

 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Science, Technology, Engineering, and mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-30-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-28-2010

Program Information:

Funding or Award Criteria Program Description: The Science, Technology, Engineering, amd mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) sees to increase the number of students (US citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM.

Program activities under the STEP Type 1 competition should be efforts aimed at adapting and implementing best practices that will lead to an increase in the number of students (US citizens or permanent residents) obtaining STEM degrees at institutions with baccalaureate degree programs. The goal of the project must be to increase the total graduation numbers of such students at the institution, and all STEP proposals must include specific numerical targets for these increases. If a project focuses efforts on only a subset of STEM fields, increases in those fields must not be at the expense of degrees in other STEM fields. Projects may focus on the retention and/or recruitment of undergraduate students into STEM fields. Outreach efforts are appropriate only if the efforts can be expected to result in additional STEM majors and graduates at the submitting institution within the grant period.

Please see the solicitation for complete information.

 http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08569/nsf08569.pdf

 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Materials Research Centers and Teams (MRC&T)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-02-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-01-2010
Preliminary: 09/01/10 – Center; 09/03/10 - Team Full Proposals: 01/11/11 – Center; 01/13/11 – Team

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Centers of Excellence for Materials Research and Innovation (CEMRIs) provide sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. CEMRIs address research of a scope and complexity requiring the advantages of scale and interdisciplinarity provided by a campus-based research center. They support materials research infrastructure in the United States, promote active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry and international institutions, and contribute to the development of a national network of university-based centers in materials research, education, and facilities. A CEMRI may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions in partnership.

Materials Interdisciplinary Research Teams (MIRTs) represent a new award mechanism. These teams share with CEMRIs the same emphasis on the support of world class interdisciplinary materials research and the integration of research with education. Each MIRT addresses a major materials research problem requiring an interdisciplinary team of researchers. In addition, experimental and computational instrumentation needed for the proposed research activities is also supported. A MIRT may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions.

 

 

LIMITATIONS

 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Only one CEMRI or MIRT preliminary proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization in this competition. An organization considering to propose research in several groups should submit a single CEMRI proposal of multiple IRGs. A CEMRI proposal must contain a minimum of 2 IRGs and a maximum of 5 IRGs. The IRGs in a center may be topically related, or they may address different topical aspects of materials research. A single center at an organization allows efficient usage of resources, including common infrastructure, and better coordination of education and other activities of the center.

Institutions that were awarded a MRSEC in the FY2008 competition as the lead institutions are not eligible to submit a CEMRI or MIRT proposal as a lead institution in this competition. Existing MRSECs should have the ability to re-prioritize resources and add new participants through, for example, their seed program.

Full CEMRI and MIRT proposals may be submitted by invitation only. A full CEMRI proposal is limited to a minimum of 2 IRGs and a maximum of 5 IRGs.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

     An individual may be the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI for only one preliminary proposal.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Awards are expected to range in size from about $2.0 million/year to a maximum of $5.0 million/year for a CEMRI proposal; from about $0.7 million/year to a maximum of $1.5 million/year for a MIRT proposal.  The budget for the full proposal may not be larger than the preliminary proposal budget.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-30-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 08-11-2010
Full Proposals: 01/25/11

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC) program supports university-based centers and institutes where the collective efforts of a larger group of individuals can enable transformational advances in the most promising research areas. The program is designed to foster major breakthroughs at the intellectual frontiers of physics by providing needed resources such as combinations of talents, skills, disciplines, and/or specialized infrastructure, not usually available to individual investigators or small groups, in an environment in which the collective efforts of the larger group can be shown to be seminal to promoting significant progress in the science and the education of students.   Activities supported through the program are in all sub-fields of physics within the purview of the Division of Physics: atomic, molecular, optical, plasma, elementary particle, nuclear, astro-, gravitational, and biological physics.  Interdisciplinary projects at the interface between these physics areas and other disciplines and physics sub-fields, e.g. biology, quantum information science, mathematical physics, condensed matter physics, and emerging areas of physics are also included.  The successful PFC activity will demonstrate: (1) the potential for a profound advance in physics; (2) creative, substantive activities aimed at enhancing education, diversity, and public outreach; (3) potential for broader impacts, e.g., impacts on other field(s) and benefits to society; (4) a synergy or value-added rationale that justifies a center- or institute-like approach. 

 

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2

No more than two preliminary proposals may be submitted by any one institution.  The same limitation applies to full proposals.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

Any one individual may be the Principal Investigator (PI) or co-Principal Investigator (co-PI) for only one preliminary proposal. The same limitation applies to full proposals.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Five-year awards are expected to range in size between $1.0 million/year and $5.0 million/year, with an average award size of approximately $2.5 million/year. The budget for the full proposal may not be larger than the preliminary proposal budget.

Budgets Complete budget pages for each year of support (1-5) and a five-year summary budget justification. A five-year budget summary will be automatically generated by FastLane. Provide separate budget pages for the PFC as a whole and for each participating institution. Also, in tabular form as follows, summarize the overall support levels planned for each of the Major Activities of the PFC as a whole.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: NSF - Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-06-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 08-08-2010

Program Information:

Funding or Award Criteria Program Description: The Physics Frontiers Center (PFC) program supports university-based centers and institutes where the collective efforts of a larger group of individuals can enable transformational advances in the most promising research areas. The program is designed to foster major breakthroughs at the intellectual frontiers of physics by providing needed resources such as combinations of talents, skills, disciplines, and/or specialized infrastructure, not usually available to individual investigators of small groups, in an environment in which the collective efforts of the larger group can be shown to be seminal to promoting significant progress in the science and the education of students. Activities supported through the program are in all sub-fields of physics within the purview of the Division of Physics: atomic, molecular, optical, plasma, elementary particle, nuclear, astro-gravitational, and biological physics. Interdisciplinary projects at the interface between these physics areas and other disciplines and physics sub-fields, e.g. biology, quantum information science, mathematical physics, condensed matter physics and emerging areas of physics are also included. The successful PFC activity will demonstrate: (1) the potential for a profound advance in physics; (2) creative, substantive activities aimed at enhancing education, diversity, and public outreach; (3) potential for broader impacts, e.g., impacts on other field(s) and benefits to society; (4) a synergy or value-added rationale that justifies a center- or institute-like approach.

Please see the solicitation for complete information.

 http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10560/nsf10560.pdf

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-28-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 08-12-2010

Program Information:

Funding or Award Criteria Program Description: This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented, financially needy students, enabling them to enter the workforce following completion of an associate; baccalaureate; or graduate-level degree in science and engineering disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution.

Please see the solicitation for complete information.

 http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09567/nsf09567.pdf

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: NSF - Improvements to Biological Research Collections (BRC)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-28-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 07-23-2010

Program Information:

Funding or Award Criteria Program Description: The Improvements to Biological Research Collections Program provides funds for improvements to network, secure, and organize established natural history collections for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility of the collection to the biological research community.

The BRC program is encouraging collaborative proposals to network collections on regional and continental scales, especially collaborations that bring large and small collections together into networks. The BRC program also provides for enhancements to existing collections to improve collections, computerize specimen-related data, develop better methods of specimen curation and collection management through activities such as symposia and workshops.

Biological collections supported include those housing natural history specimens and jointly curated collections such as preserved tissues and other physical samples, e.g. DNA libraries and digital images. Such collections provide the materials necessary for research across broad areas of biological sciences.

Please see the solicitation for complete information.http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09548/nsf09548.pdf

Eligibility Proposals are accepted from colleges and universities that maintain research collections, natural history museums including herbaria, and other collections administered by independent organizations or by state, county, or local governments; non-federal and non-profit research organizations that maintain collections; and field stations, marine laboratories, botanical gardens, zoological parks, and aquaria that maintain research collections that document biological diversity. The size of an organization is not a factor in determining eligibility.

 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: NSF - Math and Science Partnership (MSP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-08-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 07-08-2010

Program Information:

Funding or Award Criteria Program Description: The Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program is a major research and development effort that supportsinnovative partnerships to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science. MSP projects areexpected to raise the achievement levels of all students and significantly reduce achievement gaps in themathematics and science performance of diverse student populations. In order to improve the mathematics andscience achievement of the Nation's students, MSP projects contribute to what is known in mathematics andscience education and serve as models that have a sufficiently strong evidence/research base to improve themathematics and science education outcomes for all students. NSF's MSP program coordinates its effort with theMathematics and Science Partnerships program of the U.S. Department of Education in the expectation thateffective innovations in mathematics and science education will be disseminated into wider practice. The twoprograms are significant components of the America COMPETES Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-69).

Through this solicitation, NSF seeks to support five types of MSP awards plus EHR-wide projects:

Targeted Partnerships focus on studying and solving teaching and learning issues within a specific grade range or at a critical juncture in education, and/or within a specific disciplinary focus in mathematics or the sciences;

Institute Partnerships – Teacher Institutes for the 21st Century focus on meeting national needs for teacher leaders/master teachers who have deep knowledge of disciplinary content for teaching and are fully prepared to be school- or district-based intellectual leaders in mathematics or the sciences;

MSP-Start Partnerships are for awardees new to the MSP program, especially from minority-serving institutions, community colleges and primarily undergraduate institutions, to support the necessary data analysis, project design, evaluation and team building activities needed to develop a full MSP Targeted or Institute Partnership;

Phase II Partnerships for prior MSP Partnership awardees focus on specific innovative areas of their work where evidence of the potential for significant positive impact is clearly documented. The intent is that focused efforts carry out the necessary research to advance knowledge and understanding in the specific area(s).

Research, Evaluation and Technical Assistance (RETA) projects directly support the work of the Partnerships by conducting methodologically rigorous studies of the impacts of MSP activities on student or teacher learning. Longitudinal and cross-site studies are particularly encouraged as are those that test innovative methodologies. **Not limited

Please see the solicitation for complete information.

 http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10556/nsf10556.pdf

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: NSF - Instrumentation for Materials Research – Major Instrumentation Projects (IMR-MIP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-01-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 06-21-2010

Program Information:

Funding or Award Criteria Program Description: The Instrumentation for Materials Research – Major Instrumentation Projects (IMR-MIP) program in the Division of Materials Research provides support for the design and construction of major instruments costing more that $4 million by less than $20 million. Such instruments may include, but are not limited to, key instrumentation for coherent light sources, neutron beam lines, synchrotron beam lines, high field magnets, and detectors. While all types of instrumentation is encouraged, in FY2010 there will be an emphasis on coherent light sources for R&D proposals. The program supports three types of awards: research and development (R&D) awards, conceptual engineering and design (CED) awards and construction (CNST) awards.

An R&D award will support the research and development of major instrumentation and address technical issues that are on the critical path of the engineering design of a major instrument. A CED award will enable the proposer to do the necessary engineering design of the instrument. A CNST proposal may only be submitted after a satisfactory engineering design of the instrument has been completed and has been approved by both the facility at which the instrument will be situation and by NSF. The program does not provide operating funds for projects it supports through this solicitation. Operational costs must be supported either by the facility or the institution at which the instrument is located. It is anticipated that about $7-10 million may be available in FY2010 for new Major Instrumentation Projects. Up to two R&D projects may be funded as a continuing grant or as a cooperative agreement for a maximum of five years at about $1 to $4 million a year. UP to two CED awards may be funded for up to 3 years through continuing or standard grant, each award for a total of up to $2 million. Up to one CNST award may be funded through a cooperative agreement, for about $1 to $4 million per year for a maximum for 5 years.

The complete solicitation (PDF) can be found online for review.

 http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10552/nsf10552.pdf

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Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Submission Name: High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (HI-HRR)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  05-10-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 06-10-2010

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

CPRIT will foster cancer research in Texas by providing financial support for a wide variety of projects relevant to cancer research. This RFA solicits applications for relatively short-term high impact/ high-risk projects that are especially innovative in nature, exploring new concepts or new avenues of cancer research. CPRIT encourages applications that seek to apply or develop

state-of-the-art technologies, tools, and/or resources for cancer research, including those with potential commercialization opportunities. CPRIT expects outcomes of supported activities to directly and indirectly benefit subsequent cancer research efforts, cancer public health policy, or the continuum of cancer care—from prevention to treatment and cure. To fulfill this vision, applications may address any research topic or issue related to cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection or screening, treatment, or cure.

LIMITATIONS

TWO proposal are allowed for UT Arlington

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Applicants may request up to $200,000 over 24 months, inclusive of both direct and indirect costs. Because of the nature of this funding mechanism, renewal applications will not be accepted. Follow-on applications will not be funded until the time requested for the High-Impact/High-Risk Research Award has passed. Award funds may be used to pay for salary and benefits, research supplies, equipment, and clinical costs. Requests for funds for travel to scientific meetings are not appropriate for this funding mechanism, nor are requests for funds High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards to support construction and/or renovation. State law limits the amount of award funding that may be spent on indirect costs to no more than five percent of the total award amount.

 

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: MARC Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (MARC U-STAR)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-23-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-25-2010

Program Information:
   

 PURPOSE:

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will award Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research (U-STAR) National Research Service Act (NRSA) Training grants to eligible institutions as a means of supporting undergraduate academic and research training to help ensure that a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles related to the Nation’s biomedical and behavioral research agenda. The MARC U-STAR program is designed to have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation by providing support to students underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences and improving their preparation for highly selective Ph.D. level training and future careers.

The program supports efforts to strengthen the science/math course curricula, pedagogical skills of faculty, and biomedical research training at institutions with significant enrollments of students from underrepresented groups.

 

LIMITATIONS

An eligible institution may apply for and hold only one MARC USTAR academic and research training gran

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Because the nature and scope of the proposed research training programs will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. Although the financial plans of NIGMS provides support for this program, the total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the number, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received. Applicants are strongly urged to contact appropriate IC scientific staff listed under Section VII for guidance prior to preparing the application.

Facilities and Administrative (F&A) Allowance: Grantees, other than State, local, or Indian tribal governments, will receive F&A costs at 8 percent of modified total direct costs (exclusive of tuition and fees), consortiums in excess of $25,000, and expenditures for equipment rather than on the basis of a negotiated rate agreement. State, local, and Indian tribal government agencies are eligible for full F&A cost reimbursement. For this policy, State universities or hospitals are not considered governmental agencies.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education in Engineering (NUE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-07-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-07-2010

Program Information:

 PURPOSE:

This solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of this year's competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology.

Related funding opportunities are posted on http://www.nsf.gov/nano .  Research and education projects in nanoscale science and engineering will continue to be supported in the relevant NSF programs and divisions.

 

 

LIMITATIONS

PI Limit:

The lead PI must hold a faculty appointment within a College/Department of Engineering or College/Department of Engineering Technology within the submitting US academic institution.

 Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

Only one (1) proposal may be submitted by a US academic institution, College/Department of Engineering or College/Department of Engineering Technology as the lead institution with the following exception: A US academic institution may submit a second proposal as the lead institution, only if it is focused on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology. 

 

AWARD INFORMATION:

It is estimated that 10 standard grants totaling $1,900,000 will be awarded pending the availability of funds. Each award will be up to a maximum of $200,000 for two years.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-07-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 04-07-2010
Please contact Dr. Cohen for further details

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) projects enable faculty, administrators, and others in institutions to think and act strategically about the creative integration of NSF-funded awards, with particular emphasis on awards managed through programs in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), but not limited to those awards.  For Fiscal Year 2010, proposals are being solicited in nine EHR programs that advance I3 goals: CREST, GSE, HBCU-UP, ITEST, LSAMP, MSP, Noyce, RDE, and TCUP.    

LIMITATIONS:

The Principal Investigator for an Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) proposal must be the university provost, or equivalent chief academic officer, unless the proposal is exclusively for I3 STEM educational or related research.

For Fiscal Year 2010, proposals are being solicited in nine EHR programs that advance the goals of Innovation through Institutional Integration  (I3): CREST, GSE, HBCU-UP, ITEST, LSAMP, MSP, Noyce, RDE, and TCUP.  Given the focus on institutional integration, an institution may submit only one proposal to this I3 competition.


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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: NSF Graduate Stem Fellows In K-12 Education (GK-12)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-22-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 04-20-2010
Full Proposals: 06/03/10

Program Information:

 PURPOSE:

This program provides funding for graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to bring their leading research practice and findings into K-12 learning settings. Through collaborations with other graduate fellows and faculty from STEM disciplines, teachers and students in K-12 environments, and community partners, graduate students can gain a deeper understanding of their own research and place it within a societal and global context. The GK-12 program provides an opportunity for graduate students to acquire value-added skills, such as communicating STEM subjects to technical and non-technical audiences, leadership, team building, and teaching while enriching STEM learning and instruction in K-12 settings. This unique experience will add value to the training of U.S. graduate students and will energize and prepare the students for a broad range of STEM careers in a competitive globalized marketplace. Furthermore, the GK-12 program provides institutions of higher education with an opportunity to transform the conventional graduate education by infusing and sustaining GK-12 like activities in their graduate programs.

     Expected outcomes include:

       1. For graduate fellows

  • Enhanced understanding of their own research subject area, and its societal and global contexts; improved communication skills of STEM subjects with technical and non-technical audiences, leadership, team building, and teaching capabilities.

       2. For K-12 education

  • Professional development opportunities for teachers in both STEM content and pedagogy; and enhanced learning and STEM career interest for students.

       3. For institutions of higher education

  • Transformation of graduate programs; strengthened and sustained partnerships with local school districts, industry, non-profit sector, etc.; and enhanced institutional impact of graduate education to society.

 

LIMITATIONS

PI Limit:

The lead Principal Investigator (PI) must be a STEM discipline faculty member actively conducting STEM research at the lead institution.

Faculty members whose primary research is on science education (e.g. physics education, technology education, mathematics education, engineering education, etc.) are not eligible to serve as the lead PI.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

One proposal per institution. Institutions having an active or past GK-12 project are eligible to submit a new proposal, but they must coordinate evaluation efforts of any projects located on the same campus or working with the same school districts.  They must also specify the outcomes, lessons learned, best practices, and sustainability efforts of prior projects. Renewal proposals will not be accepted.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:  

Partial reimbursement of indirect costs not to exceed 8% of total direct costs, excluding participant support and equipment.

Other Budgetary Limitations: 

  • The costs of participants' (STEM graduate fellows, K-12 teachers) travel, stipends, the costs of workshops, and the cost of education for fellows should be listed under Participant Support Costs. Separate the costs for fellows and K-12 teachers in the Budget Justification. Also indicate the number of fellows and teachers anticipated. None of these costs should be included in the base used to calculate Indirect Costs.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-08-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 04-21-2010

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, museums, science centers, and not-for-profit organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by providing shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. Development and acquisition of research instrumentation for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use are encouraged, as are development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at academic institutions.

To accomplish these goals, the MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of shared research instrumentation that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. Instruments are expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. For the purposes of the MRI program, proposals must be for either acquisition or development of a single instrument or for equipment that, when combined, serves as an integrated research instrument (physical or virtual).  The MRI program does not support the acquisition or development of a suite of instruments to outfit research facilities or to conduct independent research activities simultaneously.

Instrument acquisition or development proposals that request funds from NSF in the range $100,000-$4 million will be accepted from all eligible organizations. Proposals that request funds from NSF less than $100,000 will also be accepted from all eligible organizations for the disciplines of social, behavioral and economic sciences and from non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education for all NSF-supported disciplines.

Cost-sharing at the level of 30% of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and for non-degree-granting organizations.  Non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are exempt from the cost-sharing requirement.

 

LIMITATIONS

Three (3) as described below.

If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition).

To ensure a balanced instrumentation award portfolio at diverse organizations, across varied research topics, and in support of a broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce across the entire Nation, the MRI program requires that an organization may, as a performing organization, submit or be included as a significantly funded 3 subawardee in no more than three MRI proposals.  To promote instrumentation development, the program requires that if an organization submits or is included as a significantly funded 3 subawardee in three MRI proposals, at least one of the three proposals must be for instrument development.

NSF reserves the right to carefully examine development proposals to ensure that they meet the requirements for this proposal type (Section II).  If a proposal submitted as development is deemed to be an acquisition proposal, the proposal will be returned without review if any of the organizations involved have already submitted two acquisition proposals.

3An unfunded collaboration does not count against the submission limit.  Inclusion as a funded subawardee on a development proposal at a level in excess of 20% of the total budget request from NSF, or on any acquisition proposal, will be counted against an organization's proposal submission limit.  However, if a subaward to an organization in a development proposal is 20% or less of the proposal's total budget request from NSF, the subawardee's submission limit will not be affected.    For subawards within a linked collaborative proposal, the 20% threshold applies to the budget request from NSF in the proposal containing the subaward(s), not to the combined budget request from NSF for the collaborative project.

Note: Cost-sharing applies to the portions of a proposal's budget request from NSF that go to organizations that are not exempt from the cost-sharing requirement, even through subawards.  Cost-sharing is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and for non-degree-granting organizations.  Non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are exempt from the cost-sharing requirement.  See section V.B. for specific information on cost-sharing calculations.  See the solicitation text for definitions of organizational types used for the MRI program.

 BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS:

Cost-sharing at the level of 30% of the total project cost is required by Ph.D.-granting academic institutions of higher education and by non-degree-granting organizations. Only non-Ph.D.-granting academic institutions of higher education are exempt from the cost-share requirement.  See Section IV for definitions of organizations as used by the MRI program.

Note concerning discounts: Manufacturers' discounts are strongly encouraged for reducing project cost but they may not be designated as cost sharing. 

Note concerning subawards: Cost-sharing applies to the portions of a budget that go to organizations that are not exempt from the cost-sharing requirement, even through subawards. 

  • If all organizations (submitting and subawardees) are required to cost-share, the 30% cost-sharing requirement applies to the total project cost for the proposal.
  • If the submitting organization is required to cost-share, but one or more subawardee is exempt from the cost-sharing requirement, the 30% cost-sharing requirement applies to only the portion of the total project cost budgeted to the non-exempt organization(s).
  • If the submitting organization is exempt from the cost-sharing requirement, but one or more subawardee is subject to cost-sharing, the 30% cost-sharing requirement applies to only the portion of the total project cost budgeted to the non-exempt organization(s).

There is no requirement as to which organization (submitting, subawardee or third party) must provide the cost-sharing amount, only that the required amount (from non-Federal sources) be included in the proposal. 

 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-28-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-29-2010
Preliminary proposals (invited to continue)

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program has been developed to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers who will pursue careers in research and education, with the interdisciplinary backgrounds, deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, and technical, professional, and personal skills to become, in their own careers, leaders and creative agents for change. The program is intended to catalyze a cultural change in graduate education, for students, faculty, and institutions, by establishing innovative new models for graduate education and training in a fertile environment for collaborative research that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is also intended to facilitate diversity in student participation and preparation, and to contribute to a world-class, broadly inclusive, and globally engaged science and engineering workforce.

LIMITATIONS:

  • There is a limit of four (4) preliminary proposals that may be submitted by an institution either as a single institution or as a lead institution in a multi-institution preliminary proposal.
  • There is no limit on the number of full proposals that may be invited per institution from the preliminary proposal panels.

A multi-institutional proposal is defined as one that has at least one co-PI at a different academic institution than that of the PI, a subaward to a different academic institution than that of the PI, or both.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI:

Any given individual may participate as PI or co-PI in only one proposal submission.  That restriction applies to preliminary proposals as well as full proposals.  A PI or co-PI on one proposal may serve as a faculty participant on other proposals.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:  

Partial reimbursement of indirect costs not to exceed 8% of total direct costs, excluding equipment and cost-of-education allowances, but not excluding participant support. Please note this is in variance with Chapter II.C.2.g of the Grant Proposal Guide and with Chapter V.7 of the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide.

Other Budgetary Limitations:  The NSF contribution to graduate student stipends is currently $30,000 per year per IGERT trainee for a 12-month appointment and budgeting for stipends should be made on this basis for each year of the award. All IGERT-supported students are expected to be full-time IGERT trainees. IGERT support for 2 years (24 months per student) or longer is strongly recommended. Alternative plans for graduate student support must be justified in the proposal. If there is an increase in the approved stipend amount beyond $30,000, requests for additional project funding during the five-year period may be granted, depending on funds available. All stipend recipients must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., its territories or possessions.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Recovery Act Limited Competition: Institutional Comparative Effectiveness Research Mentored Career Development Award (KM1)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-25-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-25-2010

Program Information:

 PURPOSE:

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), entitled “Institutional Comparative Effectiveness Research Mentored Career Development Award (KM1),” which is supported by funds provided to the NIH under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“Recovery Act” or “ARRA”), Public Law 111-5, the NIH invites applications from research-intensive institutions to support mentored career development in support of comparative effectiveness research (CER) in an interdisciplinary environment catering to the needs of diverse populations of scholars including (but not limited to) those with backgrounds in biostatistics, epidemiology, health economics, pharmacology, medicine, and dentistry. Scholars should be encouraged to register for higher degrees, where appropriate. Successful applicant institutions will be expected to include course development work in their proposal and make provision for expanding the pool of experienced CER mentors. This FOA is responsive to the NIH mission to build capacity in critical research areas (http://www.nih.gov/about/index.html#mission).

 

 

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

Institutions may submit only one application in response to this solicitation.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Total costs are limited to $2,500,000 throughout the project period. The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed three (3) years

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Geoscience Education (GeoEd)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-12-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-08-2010

Program Information:

 PURPOSE:

The Geoscience Education (GeoEd) Program is part of a portfolio of programs within the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) that seeks to increase public understanding of Earth system science and foster recruitment, training and retention of a diverse and skilled geoscience workforce for the future.  The program achieves these goals by supporting innovative or transformative projects that improve the quality and effectiveness of formal and informal geoscience education at all educational levels, increase the number of students pursuing geoscience education and career paths, broaden participation of traditionally underrepresented groups in the geosciences, and promote public engagement in Earth system science.  

    In FY 2010 and FY 2012, the GeoEd program invites proposals in four main areas:

  • advancing public Earth system science literacy, particularly through strengthening geoscience education in grades K-14 and informal education settings;
  • fostering development and training of the diverse scientific and technical workforce required for 21st century geoscience careers;
  • utilizing modern technologies to facilitate and increase access to geoscience education and/or develop innovative approaches for using geoscience research activities and data for educational purposes; and,
  • establishing regional networks and alliances that bring together scientists, formal and informal science educators, as well as other stakeholders, in support of improving Earth system science education and broadening participation in the geosciences. 

Proposals focused on basic research that might catalyze discovery and innovation at the frontiers of geoscience learning, education, and evaluation will be considered by the GeoEd Program, but are not viewed as a priority in this solicitation.  However, the GeoEd Program expects all proposed project activities to be grounded in current understanding of how students learn and effective STEM education practices.  Proposals must include an appropriate evaluation or assessment plan that will help to document project effectiveness and/or impact.

The GeoEd Program accepts proposals for pilot or proof-of-concept projects (Track 1) and integrative collaborations (Track 2) , as well as for conferences or workshops related to the mission of the program.

 

LIMITATIONS

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

An organization (e.g., a university or museum) may be the lead organization on only one Track 2 proposal submitted per competition.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

An individual may be Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator on only one proposal submitted per competition to the GeoEd Program, regardless of whether the proposal is submitted under Track 1 or Track 2.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Other Budgetary Limitations: 

  • It is important to assess the effectiveness of ongoing and newly developed programs. Awardees should plan to include the results of an evaluation with their final project report. Methods to assess program effectiveness must be included in program description. The proposal budget should include funds to support the evaluation component of the project. 

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (Noyce)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-10-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-10-2010

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The Noyce Scholarship Track provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who earn a teaching credential and commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts.   The NSF Teaching Fellowship/Master Teaching Fellowship Track supports STEM professionals who enroll as NSF Teaching Fellows in master's degree programs leading to teacher certification by providing academic courses, professional development, and salary supplements while they are fulfilling a four-year teaching commitment in a high need school district.  This track also supports the development of NSF Master Teaching Fellows by providing professional development and salary supplements for exemplary mathematics and science teachers to become Master Teachers in high need school districts.

LIMITATIONS

PI Limit:

For Noyce Scholarship Proposals, the PI, or at least one Co-PI, must be a faculty member in a mathematics, science, or engineering department.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

An institution, on its own or as a member of a consortium, may submit no more than one Noyce proposal per track.  There are two Noyce tracks in this solicitation:  the Noyce Teacher Scholarship Track and the NSF Teaching Fellows/Master Teaching Fellows Track. 

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Cost sharing in the amount of 50% of the total request is required only for proposals submitted under the NSF Teaching Fellowship/Master Teaching Fellowship track, excluding Planning Grants.  For example, a proposal requesting $3.0 million in NSF funds should include cost sharing in the amount of $1.5 million.

Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:  No indirect costs are allowed for Noyce Phase I, Noyce Phase II Scholarship and Stipend projects, and NSF Teaching Fellowship/Master Teaching Fellowship proposals.  Indirect costs are only allowed for Phase II Monitoring and Evaluation projects and NSF Teaching Fellowship/Master Teaching Fellowship Planning Grants.

Other Budgetary Limitations: 

Noyce Phase I, Noyce Phase II S&S, and NSF TF/MTF proposals: Up to 20% of the proposed budget may be allocated for administrative and program operational costs, including monitoring and evaluation, as detailed under Program Support in  Section II "Program Description" above.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-05-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-01-2010

Program Information:

 PURPOSE:

The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program accepts proposals for research and educational projects to improve ethics education in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, especially in interdisciplinary or inter-institutional contexts.  Proposals must focus on improving ethics education for graduate students in those fields, although the proposed programs may benefit advanced undergraduates in addition to graduate students.

 

LIMITATIONS

PI Limit:

NSF expects project teams to include persons with appropriate expertise. This might include expertise in the domain or domains of science or engineering on which the project focuses, in ethics, in educational research, and in pedagogy.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

An eligible organization, as defined above, may submit only one proposal as the lead organization. Organizations submitting more than one proposal as the lead organization will be notified and given one week from notification to select one proposal for consideration. If one is not selected in that time period, all of those proposals will be returned without review. There is no limit on the number of proposals under which an organization may be included as a non-lead collaborator or sub-awardee.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Other Budgetary Limitations: 

  • § The maximum award amount is expected to be $300,000 inclusive of indirect costs; maximum duration is expected to be 36 months. Projects that include partnerships (for example, between universities and scientific societies) for the purpose of disseminating best practices in graduate ethics education will be eligible for a maximum award amount of $400,000.

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Sponsor: Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation (TG)
Submission Name: TG Public Benefit Grant Program (TGPBG)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-28-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-04-2010
Invited Full Proposal due 3/11/10

Program Information:

 PURPOSE:

TG's Public Benefit Program will support efforts by non-profit entities that declare intent to use grant funding to improve student persistence in or access to postsecondary education. TG's first priority is that the primary beneficiaries of these efforts, either directly or indirectly, be students who are from low- to moderate-income families. Secondary populations of focus include students who are the first in their families to attend higher education and students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. TG neither lends nor grants money to individuals through this program.

GRANT CATEGORIES:

Grant categories and priority areas
For proposals received in 2010, TG will consider applications for projects in the following three public benefit categories:

  1. Direct services to students and families
    Within this category, priority will be given to proposals in either of the following categories that address the needs the primary populations of focus noted above:
    1. Retention/Persistence in postsecondary education (Please note: applicants are strongly encouraged to provide information about any research or data supporting the effectiveness of the proposed practice/program in improving college persistence.)
    2. Access to postsecondary education (Please note: applicants are strongly encouraged to indicate how the proposed access project or program also contributes to student persistence in higher education and to provide information about any research or data supporting the effectiveness of the proposed practice/program in improving access and persistence.)
  2. Education research
    Within this category, priority will be given to research proposals that inform policies and practices affecting:
    1. Postsecondary retention and degree completion among low- to moderate-income students and/or first-generation college students and/or students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education (may include nontraditional/adult learners);
    2. Student financial aid, to include self-help aid, such as student or parent loans; or
    3. Transfers, persistence and degree attainment for community college students
  3. Organizational capacity building
    Within this category, priority will be given to proposals from organizations that are ready to take existing programs to scale, but that need to strengthen an aspect of the organization or its infrastructure in order to grow successfully. Examples of potential areas of funding may include 1) Development of strategic business plans and fund development plans (e.g., professional services for organizational assessment and design, community needs assessment, market studies, identification of potential donors and structuring of fundraising campaigns); 2) Program feasibility studies or program development planning; 3) Staff development — may include resources for volunteers; 4) Data management/tracking systems; 5) Program evaluation.

 

LIMITATIONS

Applying organizations are limited to two LOIs per competition. University applicants are encouraged to coordinate applications through their respective sponsored projects, corporate/foundation relations, or advancement/development offices. If TG receives more than two applications from the same organization, we will notify the organization and ask them which proposal(s) they wish to withdraw.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:

Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:  

When preparing the project budget to be submitted with the full grant application form, please include all expenses for which TG funding is being requested as well as any in-kind or other contributions which will be used to support the project. Please note that TG will not consider requests to cover indirect costs. All costs for which TG funding is requested must be incurred solely for work on the proposed project and be specifically documented as such by recordkeeping on invoices and timesheets.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-04-2010 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-01-2010

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program accepts proposals for research and educational projects to improve ethics education in all of the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, especially in interdisciplinary or inter-institutional contexts.  Proposals must focus on improving ethics education for graduate students in those fields, although the proposed programs may benefit advanced undergraduates in addition to graduate students.

LIMITATIONS

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • Only colleges and universities located and accredited in the U.S. or U.S.-based professional associations are eligible to apply to this program. Other types of organizations can be included only as non-lead collaborators or sub-awardees. In addition, accredited U.S. colleges and universities and U.S. professional associations can be non-lead collaborators or sub-awardees.

PI Limit:

NSF expects project teams to include persons with appropriate expertise. This might include expertise in the domain or domains of science or engineering on which the project focuses, in ethics, in educational research, and in pedagogy.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

An eligible organization, as defined above, may submit only one proposal as the lead organization. Organizations submitting more than one proposal as the lead organization will be notified and given one week from notification to select one proposal for consideration. If one is not selected in that time period, all of those proposals will be returned without review. There is no limit on the number of proposals under which an organization may be included as a non-lead collaborator or sub-awardee

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS

The maximum award amount is expected to be $300,000 inclusive of indirect costs; maximum duration is expected to be 36 months. Projects that include partnerships (for example, between universities and scientific societies) for the purpose of disseminating best practices in graduate ethics education will be eligible for a maximum award amount of $400,000.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-01-2009 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-20-2010

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The goal of the ADVANCE program is to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.

Institutional Transformation (IT)

Institutional Transformation awards are expected to include innovative systemic organizational approaches to transform institutions of higher education in ways that will increase the participation and advancement of women in STEM academic careers.  These awards support comprehensive programs for institution-wide change.  IT projects must include a research component designed to study the effectiveness of the proposed innovations in order to contribute to the knowledge base informing academic institutional transformation (see additional ADVANCE merit review criteria).

Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT-Catalyst)

IT-Catalyst awards are designed to support institutional self-assessment activities, such as basic data collection and analysis and policy review, in order to identify specific issues in the recruitment, retention and promotion of women faculty in STEM academics within their institution of higher education.   This type of work is fundamental for institutions that plan to undertake institutional transformation.  The institution's need for external resources to undertake institutional self assessment and policy review will specifically be evaluated using an additional ADVANCE merit review criterion.

Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination (PAID)

Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination awards may focus on one institution or organization, or they may be a partnership between several institutions and/or organizations.  PAID projects can focus on all STEM disciplines, several disciplines, or only one discipline, including the social and behavioral sciences.   Projects may have an international, national, state or local scope.  Previous or current funding from ADVANCE is not a prerequisite for submitting a PAID proposal (see additional ADVANCE merit review criteria).  PAID awards support activities such as:

 

  • Adaptation and implementation of materials, tools, research, and practices that have been demonstrated to be effective in increasing the participation and advancement of women in STEM academic careers.
  • Dissemination and diffusion of materials, tools, research, and practices, to the appropriate audiences, that have been demonstrated to be effective in increasing the participation and advancement of women in STEM academic careers.  Please note that simply making materials, tools, research, and practices available to others is not effective diffusion and dissemination.  Rather, an effort to teach and/or train individuals and groups how to adopt or adapt the information is expected as well.
  • Scientific research designed to advance understanding of gender in the STEM academic workforce (PAID-Research).

LIMITATIONS

Proposers may submit only one Institutional Transformation proposal or one IT-Catalyst proposal.  There is no limit on the number of PAID proposals that can be submitted.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD (R25))
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-30-2009 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-25-2010

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS) Program was created in response to a legislative mandate of increasing the numbers of underrepresented (UR) faculty, investigators and students engaged in biomedical and behavioral research, and to broaden the opportunities for their participation in biomedical and behavioral research. To accomplish this goal, the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) program provides institutional grants to establish research training programs at institutions with research intensive environments that will increase the preparation and skills of UR students in the biomedical and behavioral sciences as they academically advance in the pursuit of the Ph.D. degree in these fields.

LIMITATIONS

An applicant institution may not submit more than one application at any time. Eligible institutions may only receive one IMSD award. Research education programs may not be transferred from one institution to another.

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS:

There are no specific budget limitations; however, the requested direct costs must be reasonable, well documented, fully justified and commensurate with the scope of the proposed program. The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed five years.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Minority Access to Research Careers Ancillary Training Activities (MARC (T36))
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-30-2009 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-11-2010

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Branch of the Minority Opportunities in Research (MORE) Division was established to significantly increase the number and competitiveness of underrepresented minorities engaged in biomedical research.  To facilitate the training and development of students, faculty, and/or researchers from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research enterprise of this nation, the MARC Branch will provide program-related support in three key areas:  a) scientific conferences, b) scientific short courses, or c) other well-defined ancillary training activities that further the MARC mission. 

LIMITATIONS

An applicant institution may not submit more than one application at any time. Eligible institutions may only receive one MARC Ancillary Training award which may not be transferred from one institution/organization to another.

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS:

There are no specific budget limitations; however, the requested direct costs must be reasonable, well documented, fully justified and commensurate with the scope of the proposed program.  Applicants requesting direct costs of $ 500,000 or more for any one year must follow NIH policy (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-02-004.html). 

 

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Sponsor: The University Of Texas System Board Of Regents (UTSBR)
Submission Name: Texas Ignition Fund - Cycle V (TIF-CycleV)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-18-2009 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-09-2009

Program Information:

PURPOSE:
The TIF is a $2.0 million grant program, designed to stimulate commercialization by providing very early stage grants for the development and maturation of research discoveries into marketable intellectual property, in particular to help bridge the gap between discovery and invention.

LIMITATIONS
See cost restrictions below.
Applications cannot exceed 7 pages (2 pages front page/5 pages narrative)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  1. The stated purpose of the project must be "Proof of Concept" leading to a commercial application. Preference will be given to proposals with potential to result in formation of a new startup company. Proposals to simply advance research of an idea will not be funded.
  2. Regional business and capital community contact(s) must be documented (institutions, industry partners, successful entrepreneurs, angel and venture investors). For example, a letter(s) confirming that contact has been made and awareness of the project is established could satisfy this requirement.
  3. All TIF proposals will be treated as "Non-confidential" and should be submitted in the form of the TIF Grant Application provided with these instructions, not to exceed seven (7) pages in total length including the background information and the front page application form. Please provide documentation of business and community contacts separately.
  4. Expenditures of TIF grant funds must be for eligible costs as outlined below. A detailed line item budget is not required; however, applicants must estimate and describe expected costs.
  5. Proposed milestones must be measurable and timely for performance assessment.


ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:
Requests will be considered for amounts up to $50K. System institutions should make good faith efforts to contribute to the costs for intellectual property protection of the technology, depending upon the resources available. Patent costs may be funded only in an extreme need-based determination. Grant funds should be used to advance the commercial development of a discovery or invention. No indirect costs are allowed.

Thus, funds may be spent for the following:

a. Direct costs of supplies, equipment, instrument use fees, and other necessary and allowable expenses required to demonstrate "proof of concept," "reduction to practice," or prototype product development.

b. As appropriate, personnel costs (undergraduate and graduate students, post doctoral fellows, technicians or other research staff) required to demonstrate "proof of concept," "reduction to practice," or prototype product development or business plan development.

c. As appropriate, business plan costs (marketing survey, feasibility).
In limited circumstances the IFAB may consider grants up to $100K to include salary support for faculty to commit time and effort to start their own company, to company formation by external management teams, or to conduct research to achieve "proof of concept" or "reduction to practice" of a specific discovery.

d. In limited circumstances the IFAB may consider grants up to $100K to include salary support for faculty to commit time and effort to start their own company, to company formation by external management teams, or to conduct research to achieve "proof of concept" or "reduction to practice" of a specific discovery.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Science Master's Program (SMP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-15-2009 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-05-2009

Program Information:

PURPOSE:
The Science Master's Program prepares graduate students for careers in business, industry, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies by providing them not only with a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, but also with research experiences, internship experiences, and the skills to succeed in those careers. The program is intended to catalyze the creation of institution-based efforts that can be sustained without additional federal funding. This program is also intended to encourage diversity in student participation so as to contribute to a broadly inclusive, well-trained science and engineering workforce.

LIMITATIONS:
PI Limit: The PI must be on the STEM faculty of the submitting institution.
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: There is a limit of one proposal per institution that may be submitted by a lead institution. If a state system submits a proposal, local institutions within that system may still submit one proposal.
Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1 An investigator may serve as PI or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted in response to this solicitation.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:
* Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:


Partial reimbursement of indirect costs is provided not to exceed 8% of total direct costs, including participant support but excluding cost of education. Please note this is in variance with Chapter II.C.2.g.v of the Grant Proposal Guide.
Special Award Conditions:

The following special award conditions apply to awards made with funds appropriated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA):

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Award Terms

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Sponsor: Kinship Foundation (KF)
Submission Name: Searle Scholars Program (SSP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-15-2009 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-25-2009

Program Information:

PURPOSE:
The Searle Scholars Program was established at The Chicago Community Trust in 1980. It is funded from the estates of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Searle. Mr. Searle was the grandson of the founder of the world-wide pharmaceutical company, G.D. Searle & Company. It was Mr. Searle's wish that certain funds be used to support ". . . research in medicine, chemistry and the biological science." To achieve this goal, grants are made to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who are in the first or second year of their first appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose current appointment is a tenure-track position.

NOTES:
Applicants will be expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences. Candidates should have begun or will begin their first appointment at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2008. This appointment must be a tenure-track position, or its equivalent, and must be in an academic department of an invited, degree-granting or research institution.

LIMITATIONS:
To ensure a thorough review of all candidates, there is a limitation on the number of applications from many of the invited institutions. The University of Texas at Arlington is invited to submit one application for the 2010 competition.

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:
Grants are normally $300,000 for a three-year period, with $100,000 payable in the first year and equal sums payable in the second and third years, subject to the receipt of acceptable progress reports. Normally, fifteen new awards will be made annually. The awards will be made to tax-exempt institutions described in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and will be designated for the support of the research programs described in the applications.

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Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Submission Name: High-Impact/ High-Risk Research Awards 2009-2010 (CPRIT)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-10-2009 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 10-08-2009

Program Information:

PURPOSE:
CPRIT will foster cancer research in Texas by providing financial support for a wide variety of projects relevant to cancer research. This RFA solicits applications for relatively short-term high-impact/high-risk projects that are innovative, developmental, or exploratory in nature targeting new avenues of cancer research. CPRIT encourages applications that seek to apply or develop state-of-the-art technologies, tools, and/or resources for cancer research, including those with potential commercialization opportunities. CPRIT expects outcomes of supported activities to directly and indirectly benefit subsequent cancer research efforts, cancer public health policy, or the continuum of cancer care – from prevention to treatment and cure. To fulfill this vision, applications may address any research topic or issue related to cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection or screening, treatment, or cure.

LIMITATIONS:
TWO proposal are allowed for UT Arlington

ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS:
Applicants may request up to $200,000 over 24 months, inclusive of both direct and indirect costs.

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