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IES IES RTPES07-18-2014Pre-proposal Template08-07-2014
CNHF MHAIMSR07-11-2014Pre-proposal Template09-24-2014
NSF S-STEM07-11-2014Pre-proposal Template08-12-2014
CPRIT RFA C-15-ETR07-11-2014Pre-proposal Template08-07-2014
NIH SEPA07-09-2014Pre-proposal Template07-30-2014
SSP SSP07-07-2014Pre-proposal Template09-26-2014
DHHS PPHSW07-07-2014Pre-proposal Template07-21-2014
DHS CBTIR06-20-2014Pre-proposal Template07-03-2014
WTGF WTGF05-30-2014Pre-proposal Template07-09-2014
DoEd DoEd05-30-2014Pre-proposal Template06-30-2014
U.S. Trust US Trust05-16-2014Pre-proposal Template06-18-2014
DOD DOD05-02-2014Pre-proposal Template06-18-2014
NSF (I-Corps Sit04-25-2014Pre-proposal Template06-27-2014
DHHS DHHS04-18-2014Pre-proposal Template06-03-2014
NSF NRT04-18-2014Pre-proposal Template05-20-2014
NSF SNM04-16-2014Pre-proposal Template06-16-2014
NSF NUE04-16-2014Pre-proposal Template05-27-2014
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
USIEF SSP09-25-2012Pre-proposal Template09-28-2012
SSP 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 R2504-15-2011Pre-proposal Template05-25-2011
NIH T3404-15-2011Pre-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: Institute Of Education Sciences (IES)
Submission Name: Research Training Programs in the Education Sciences CFDA Number 84.305B (IES RTPES)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-18-2014 (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: 08-07-2014

Program Information:

Please note that only the Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Program is limited to 1 application per institution.  The Postdoctoral Program is not mentioned on this page because there is no applicable limit to the number of applications that may be submitted per institution.

PURPOSE:

The Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Program in the Education Sciences (Predoctoral Training Program) was established in 2004 to increase the number of well-trained PhD students who are prepared to conduct rigorous and relevant education research that advances knowledge within the field and addresses issues important to education leaders and practitioners.

For FY 2015, Predoctoral Training Program grants will be awarded to institutions of higher education that create cohesive graduate training programs in which predoctoral students will graduate within a traditional academic discipline (e.g., economics, education, psychology) and also will earn an Education Sciences Certificate. The proposed training programs should be interdisciplinary and involve a number of academic disciplines (e.g., economics, education, psychology, public policy, sociology, and statistics, among others). The lead department may be any of the participating departments, but the focus of the training program must be on applied research in education.

Predoctoral fellows who complete their training program should have the skills necessary to produce research that is rigorous in method as well as relevant and accessible to education stakeholders such as practitioners and policymakers. In order to develop fellows into professionals who can independently conduct high quality research, programs will provide comprehensive training in multiple areas:

  •   Subject-matter and methodological knowledge and skills
  •   Research experience and collaboration with education practitioners and/or policymakers
  •   Communication skills
  •   Grant-writing skills
  •   Research administration and grant management skills
  •   Career development

Although the format of predoctoral training programs will vary, required common elements include a coordinated curriculum, an ongoing lecture series or proseminar opportunities for fellows to conduct research and to collaborate with education practitioners and researchers, and an Education Sciences certificate that signifies that fellows have completed the training program’s requirements. The applying academic institution must be willing and able to award an Education Sciences Certificate to fellows who successfully complete the program.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1 (for Predoctoral Program ONLY)

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  N/A

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The maximum duration of the award is 5 years and the maximum award is $4,000,000 (total cost = direct + indirect).

Cost Sharing:  Not required for this program.

Indirect Costs:  Indirect Costs (also known as Facilities & Administrative [F&A] Costs) are reimbursed at 8% of modified total direct costs (exclusive of tuition and fees and expenditures for equipment), rather than on the basis of a negotiated rate agreement.

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Sponsor: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation (CNHF)
Submission Name: The Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in MS Research (MHAIMSR)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-11-2014 (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: 09-24-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The goal of the Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in MS Research is to stimulate innovation and advance knowledge that will aid in developing treatments and cures for progressive forms of MS.

The Foundation envisions the Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in MS Research as the centerpiece of its MS research funding. The goal is to stimulate innovative and potentially paradigm-shifting research on Progressive MS, which may otherwise go unfunded in times of fiscal restraint. Per funding guidelines, the Foundation is particularly interested in supporting projects that address the development of biomarkers for Progressive MS; other areas that could impact the field, such as new animal models, surveillance systems or investment into possible new therapeutics for Progressive MS; and the encouragement of young researchers into the field. At this time, the Foundation is particularly interested in the discovery of biomarkers for Progressive MS.

Pre-proposals to the Foundation are due on July 28, 2014.  Institutions are allowed to submit one proposal. Based on ratings given by the Advisory Committee, a subset of these proposals will be invited to submit full proposals. The Foundation will notify all pre-proposal applicants whether they have been chosen to submit a full proposal by August 15, 2014.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  There are no restrictions or limits.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

For this funding cycle, the Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in MS Research will support grants of up to four-years, totaling no more than $900,000 over the grant period. Individual years should average roughly $250,000.

Cost Sharing:  Not required for this submission.

Indirect Costs:  Indirect costs may be no more than 15 percent of the total grant budget.

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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:  07-11-2014 (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: 08-12-2014

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.

The S-STEM program emphasizes the importance of recruiting students to STEM disciplines, mentoring and supporting students through degree completion, and partnering with employers to facilitate student career placement in the STEM workforce. Participating institutions are expected to support the goals of the S-STEM program including the following:

  • Improved educational opportunities for students;
  • Increased retention of students to degree achievement;
  • Improved student support programs at institutions of higher education; and
  • Increased numbers of well-educated and skilled employees in technical areas of national need.

Students to be awarded scholarships must demonstrate academic talent and financial need. In addition, they must be US citizens, permanent residents, nationals, or refugees.

It is expected that scholarship recipients will achieve at least one of the following by the end of the scholarship award period:

  • Receive an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degree in one of the S-STEM disciplines;
  • Transfer from an associate degree program to a baccalaureate degree program or from an undergraduate program to a graduate program in one of the S-STEM disciplines;
  • Successfully pass one or more of an institution's self-identified attrition points.

S-STEM grants may be made for up to five years and provide individual scholarships of up to $10,000 per year, depending on financial need.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  One proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  There are no restrictions or limits.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Awards are not expected to exceed $600,000 in direct costs. Annual budgets are limited to $225,000 in direct costs.  Please note that indirect costs are in addition to the maximum direct cost request of $600,000.

Cost Sharing:  The inclusion of voluntary cost sharing is prohibited by NSF.  Mandatory cost sharing will only be required when explicitly authorized by the NSF Director.

Indirect Costs:  No sponsor restrictions for indirect costs per the announcement.

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Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Submission Name: Bridging the Gap: Early Translational Research Awards (RFA C-15-ETR)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-11-2014 (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: 08-07-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This Request for Applications (RFA) solicits applications for research projects addressing critically important needs related to the diagnosis, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer. The objective of this award is to “bridge the gap” between promising new discoveries achieved in the research laboratory and commercial development by funding advancement toward investigational new drug (IND) clearance or investigational device exemption (IDE) approval (See Section 3, Mechanism of Support) for the therapeutic, device, or diagnostic assay through activities up to and including preclinical proof-of-principle data that demonstrate applicability to the planned clinical scenario. The work funded under this RFA must be deemed sufficiently robust such that successful completion would result in identification of a “lead” compound, assay, or device that, as a next stage, could be taken into full development in compliance with International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) Guidelines and U.S. regulatory guidance documents and regulations. Applicants must identify a clear path of development consistent with the Target Product Profile outlined in the application.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  2

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:   A PI may submit only one application under this RFA during this funding cycle.  Only one Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) may be included per application.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Applicants may request a maximum of $2,000,000 in total costs over a period of 1 to 3 years.

Cost Sharing:  Award recipients must demonstrate an amount of funds equal to one-half of the CPRIT funding dedicated to the research that is the subject of award.

Indirect Costs:  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 (calculated at 5.263% times total direct costs).

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: NIH Science Education Partnership Award (R25) (SEPA)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-09-2014 (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: 07-30-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The goal of the Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program is to invest in educational activities that complement or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. SEPA encourages interactive partnerships between biomedical and clinical researchers and P-12 pre-service and in-service teachers (Teachers), schools and other interested organizations.  SEPA supports diversity in the workforce by providing opportunities for students from underserved communities to consider careers in basic or clinical research, provides teachers with professional development in science content and teaching skills and improves community health literacy through its science centers and museum exhibits.   Applications that target P-12 or ISE topics that may not be addressed by existing school, community or ISE-based activities are encouraged. 

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:   N/A

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Direct costs are limited to $250,000 annually; the project period may not exceed 5 years.  A minimum of ten percent (10%) of the direct costs must be devoted to project evaluation.

Cost Sharing:  This FOA does not require cost sharing.

Indirect Costs:  F&A will be budgeted and reimbursed at a rate of 8 percent of modified total direct costs, exclusive of tuition and fees, health insurance (when awarded as part of tuition and fees), expenditures for equipment, and consortia in excess of $25,000.

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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:  07-07-2014 (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: 09-26-2014

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 LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Nominations per Organization:  1

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  There are no restrictions or limits.

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.

Cost Sharing:  Not required for this submission.

Indirect Costs:  Indirect costs are not allowed.

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: Promoting Preventive Health Services for Women (PPHSW)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-07-2014 (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: 07-21-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This announcement solicits applications for the Promoting Preventive Health Services for Women initiative.  The purpose of this initiative is to improve women’s health across the lifecourse by increasing the use of clinical preventive services. This will be accomplished by:

  • Increasing the number of women enrolled in health insurance;
  • Raising consumer awareness of the importance of clinical preventive services; and
  • Supporting providers in the delivery of quality preventive services.

These objectives will be accomplished by a coalition of organizations representing women’s health care providers who will:

  • Develop and implement strategies to assist uninsured women in obtaining health insurance coverage;
  • Develop and implement strategies to promote awareness among consumers about the importance of clinical preventive services; and
  • Provide information and training to providers to support the quality provision of these services.

The recipient will convene and engage other professional organizations representing women’s health care providers (e.g., obstetrician-gynecologists, family physicians, internists, pediatricians, nurses, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, physician assistants, and other health professionals who routinely provide well-woman care) to review existing evidence, identify best practices in providing recommended preventive services and gaps in existing resources, and develop materials to address these gaps related to information on preventive care, well-woman visits and expanding access to health insurance. Resources developed should build upon IOM recommendations for clinical preventive services for women, US Preventive Services Task Force guidelines for relevant preventive services, as well as other evidence-based and evidence-informed guidelines related to well-woman visits.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  No restrictions

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $500,000 per year. The project period is three (3) years.

Cost Sharing:  Not required for this program.

Indirect Costs:  No restrictions.

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Sponsor: The Department Of Homeland Security (DHS)
Submission Name: Center of Excellence (COE) - Center for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research ( CBTIR ) – Center Lead (CBTIR)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-20-2014 (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: 07-03-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs (OUP) is requesting applications from U.S. colleges and universities to serve as a lead institution for a Center for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research (CBTIR). OUP is also posting a separate FOA for eligible applicants to submit single project proposals for consideration as a partner to this COE. Please see FOA Number DHS-14-ST-061-COE-002B or 97.061 on http://www.grants.gov for directions on how to submit single project proposals. DHS may add individual project partners from applications received for either the Center Lead FOA or the Center Partner FOA to the CBTIR. 

 The DHS Centers of Excellence (COEs) are university consortia that work closely with DHS to conduct research, develop and transition mission-relevant science and technology, and educate the next generation of homeland security technical experts. Each COE is led by a U.S. college or university and has multiple partners. COE partners include other academic institutions, industry, DHS components, Department of Energy National Laboratories and other Federally-Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs), other federal agencies that have homeland security-relevant missions, state/local/tribal governments, and first responder organizations. DHS envisions the COEs as long-term trusted academic partners that provide an array of resources to help DHS achieve its missions, and carry out its operations. The COEs that make up the COE network are listed at https://www.dhs.gov/st-centers-excellence. The new CBTIR will be a fully-integrated component of the COE network and will take advantage of the network's resources to develop mission-critical research, education, and technology transition programs. 

 

BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS-

 Available Funding for the FOA:  Up to $4,000,000 (Subject to availability of funds) per year for 5 years.

Subject to availability of funds, DHS estimates that up to $4 million per year will be available for funding the Center and all direct and indirect costs. DHS estimates that up to $20 million will be available for the total costs for a 65 month performance period.  DHS does not guarantee any total amount of annual or cumulative funding.  DHS reserves the right to award less than the amount above. Funds may be less than or greater than shown above, depending on many factors. 

 Note: The first year of funding may be significantly less due to startup delays, however, applicants should submit proposals for the full amount.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMIT-

 

Limit on Number of applications per Organization: 1

 

Limit on Number of Proosals per PI: None Specified

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Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation (WTGF)
Submission Name: William T. Grant Foundation - Scholars Program (for Early-Career Researchers) (WTGF)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  05-30-2014 (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: 07-09-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The William T. Grant Scholars Program is for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. We encourage Scholars to tackle important questions that will advance theory, policy, and practice for youth. Applicants identify new methods, disciplines, or content they want to learn, and propose five-year research plans that foster their growth in those areas. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take such risks, so this award includes a mentoring component. Potential Scholars should have a promising track record of conducting high-quality research, but want to pursue a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers.

                                                                                                               

 

ELIGIBILE APPLICANT :

 Applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. We calculate this by adding seven years to the date the doctoral degree was conferred. In medicine, the seven-year maximum is dated from the completion of the first residency.

 

Applicants must be employed in career-ladder positions. For many applicants, this means holding a tenure-track position in a university. Applicants in other types of organizations should be in positions in which there is a pathway to advancement in a research career at the organization and the organization is fiscally responsible for the applicant’s position. The award may not be used as a post-doctoral fellowship.

  Applicants outside the United States are eligible. As with U.S. applicants, they must pursue research that has compelling policy or practice implications for youth in the United States.

 Applicants of any discipline are eligible.

 

 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.

 

 

Award Amount: Award recipients are designated as William T. Grant Scholars. Each year, four to six Scholars are selected and each receives up to $350,000, distributed over five years. Awards begin July 1 and are made to the applicant’s institution. The award must not replace the institution’s current support of the applicant’s research.

 

 

 

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Sponsor: Department Of Education (DoEd)
Submission Name: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) -- First in the World Program (FITW) -- Development (DoEd)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  05-30-2014 (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: 06-30-2014

Program Information:

 



Purpose-

The FITW program will provide grants to institutions of higher education to spur the development of innovative approaches and strategies that will improve postsecondary educational access and outcomes. The FITW program plays a key role in the President’s plan to make college more affordable for students and families, as it aims to develop an evidence base of effective practices for ensuring that more students can access, persist in, and complete postsecondary study. Successful FITW projects will support greater college affordability for students, through the implementation and evaluation of practices and strategies that have the potential to reduce costs while delivering high-quality academic programs to students.


ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Institutions of higher education may only submit one application and may only be awarded one grant.    


AWARD INFORMATION:

Type of Award: Discretionary grants.

Estimated Available Funds: $75,000,000. Up to $20,000,000 is set aside for MSIs.  The range of awards listed below is the total amount for a 48 month budget period.  Estimated Range of Awards: $2,000,000–$4,000,000.  Estimated Average Size of Awards: $3,000,000.


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Sponsor: U.s. Trust (U.S. Trust)
Submission Name: The Edward N. & Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee, Awards Program in Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research (US Trust)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  05-16-2014 (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: 06-18-2014

Program Information:

Program Overview and Statement of Purpose=


The Edward N. & Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation was created in 2002 to advance the health of older adults through the support of direct service projects and medical research on
diseases and disorders affecting older adults. In keeping with the Foundation’s mission, the goal of the Awards Program is to support translational research that will lead to improved therapies for individuals suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Organization Limit-

Limit on number of applications per organization - 1

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Sponsor: Department Of Defense (DOD)
Submission Name: DOD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Equipment/Instrumentation FY 2014 (DOD)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  05-02-2014 (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: 06-18-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the Fiscal Year 2014 Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI). The program is designed to enhance the research capabilities of HBCU/MI, as well as science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) education programs of HBCU/MI. The purpose of the funding under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to support the acquisition of research equipment and instrumentation by HBCU/MI to augment existing capabilities, or to develop new capabilities, in technical areas of interest to the DoD. This includes basic equipment for use in research and education programs, as well as more sophisticated equipment and instrumentation for faculty research. In addition, although the funding provided under this BAA cannot be used for student support, in order to further DoD’s objective of attracting students to pursue studies leading to STEM careers, applicants must address the impact of the requested equipment and instrumentation on student participation in research.


ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:    

 

1.    Eligible Applicants

 

As provided in 10 U.S.C. § 2362, eligibility for this competition is open only to “covered educational institutions,” which are defined as:

 

a. institutions of higher education eligible for assistance under Title III or V of the

Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.); or

 

b. accredited post-secondary minority institutions.


Limit on Number of Applications per Organization: 2 


BUDGETARY INFORMATION:


·         Cost Sharing Requirements: . Cost sharing or matching is not required 

                                                                 

i.              An application may request DoD funding for equipment and instrumentation ranging from $50,000 to $500,000.

             

ii. An application may request funding for one or more items of equipment or instrumentation, including items that comprise a “system” used for a common research purpose. All equipment being purchased must be exempt from indirect costs.

 

iii. All requested items must meet the federal definition of equipment, i.e., an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more and a useful life of more than one year.

 

iv. Applications for purely administrative equipment are not eligible for support under this BAA.

 

v. Computers that will be used for general-purpose activities will not be funded under this BAA, but an applicant may request computers (and software) to be used in support of DoD-relevant research programs.


Any application (1) requesting less than $50,000 or more than $500,000, whether the request is for a single piece of equipment/instrumentation or comprised of multiple pieces of equipment/instrumentation, or (2) seeking support for ineligible items as specified in 4.a.iii, iv, and v above will be considered non-responsive and will not be accepted for review.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Innovation Corps Sites Program ((I-Corps Sit)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-25-2014 (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: 06-27-2014

Program Information:

Purpose:

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

In order to contribute to a national innovation ecosystem, NSF established the NSF Innovation Corps Sites Program (NSF I-Corps Sites). Sites are funded at academic institutions, having already existing innovation or entrepreneurial units, to enable them to:

  • Nurture students and/or faculty who are engaged in projects having the potential to be transitioned into the marketplace. I-Corps Sites will provide infrastructure, advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding to enable groups to transition their work into the marketplace or into becoming I-Corps Team applicants (see NSF Innovation Corps Program, NSF 12-602).
  • Develop formal, active, local innovation ecosystems that contribute to a larger, national network of mentors, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors.

The purpose of an I-Corps Site is to nurture and support multiple, local teams to transition their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 1

 

Proposal Budget

Funding for the I-Corps Sites Program is limited to a maximum of $100,000 per year for a maximum of 3 years.

The bulk of the funding should be expended on entrepreneurial teams and the activities needed to pursue commercialization of their products, processes or ideas. The funding to be dedicated to teams should be included in Section F. of the proposal budget - Participant Support Costs.

The budget should include funds for PI travel to one I-Corps Sites meeting per year.

The I-Corps Sites Program will not fund legal or administrative expenses for commercialization.

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals (DHHS)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-18-2014 (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: 06-03-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:                                                                                                                     

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), is accepting applications for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Professionals grant program. The purpose of this program is to develop and expand the substance abuse and mental health workforce who, following their training, will focus on children, adolescents, and transitional-age youth at risk for developing or who have developed a recognized behavioral health disorder. Special emphasis is on training to meet the needs of transitional-age persons 16 to 25 years old who are at risk for mental illness, substance abuse, and suicide, and among the least likely to seek continuous help. Applicants must emphasize prevention and clinical intervention and treatment for those at risk for engaging in harmful behaviors, including violence, and the involvement of families in the prevention and treatment of behavioral health conditions.

 HRSA and SAMHSA are seeking to train a total of 1,800 additional behavioral health professionals per year through this grant program. The funding is to support pre-degree clinical internships and field placements for master’s-level social workers, psychologists, professional counselors, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners, and marriage and family therapists; and, doctoral-level psychologists.


ELIGIBILE APPLICANT :

 Eligible applicants are accredited master’s-level schools and programs of social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners and professional counseling (including the areas of mental health and addiction/substance use disorder counseling) that require a pre-degree clinical field placement in behavioral health as part of the training and a prerequisite for graduation; and doctoral-level health service psychology internships and schools and programs. Doctoral psychology disciplines include health services psychology, clinical psychology and counseling psychology.

 

****LIMIT ON NUMBER OF PURPOSALS PER ORGANIZATION: 2****

 

Under this FOA, an institution is allowed to submit up to two applications; however, the applications cannot be for the same type of school or program. For example, if an institution submits two applications for its school of social work program, the last application will be accepted as the valid submission. An institution is allowed, for example, to submit one application for its master’s-level marriage and family therapy and one application for its master’s-level professional counseling program.


BUDGETARY LIMITATIONS:

 

Summary of Funding:

 Contingent on appropriations, this program aims to provide funding during Federal fiscal years 2014 – 2016. Approximately $26,700,000 is expected to be available annually to fund approximately 60 to 130 grantees (45 to 115 awards to master’s-level schools or programs, and 5 to 15 awards to doctoral level school or programs). The project period is three (3) years. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $480,000 per year (and a total of $1,440,000 over the three-year period). In Fiscal Year 2014, $26,700,000 in funding is available. Funding beyond the first year is dependent on the availability of appropriated funds in subsequent fiscal years, grantee satisfactory performance, compliance with all terms and conditions of award, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government.

 

  Cost Sharing/Matching-

 Cost Sharing/Matching is required for this program. Doctoral-level internship applicants must submit a proposal that illustrates intent to leverage other resources and related ongoing efforts to align with the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers’ (APPIC) stipend level requirements. The doctoral-level internship awardees will receive $20,000 of stipend support for one year from HRSA-funds per intern. This is a fixed amount. The APPIC requires APA-accredited internships provide a stipend per intern that is consistent with regional standards, equal among all trainees, and stated clearly in advance (through promotional materials, the APPIC Directory, etc.). The difference between the doctorial-levels intern stipend maximum amount of $20,000 and any regional standard above the stipend maximum must be covered by the grantee using documented non-federal funding. No match is required for training for Master’s level students.

 

 


 

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-18-2014 (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: 05-20-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development of bold, new,

potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate training that ensure that graduate students

develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program

initially has one priority research theme - Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE); in addition, proposals

are encouraged on any other crosscutting, interdisciplinary theme. In either case, proposals should identify the

alignment of project research themes with national research priorities and the need for innovative approaches to

train graduate students in those areas. NRT projects should develop evidence-based, sustainable approaches and

practices that substantially improve STEM graduate education for NRT trainees and for STEM graduate students

broadly at an institution. NRT emphasizes the development of competencies for both research and researchrelated

careers. Strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs),

government agencies, museums, and academic partners that enhance research quality and impacts and that

facilitate development of technical and transferrable professional skills are encouraged. Creation of sustainable

programmatic capacity at institutions is an expected outcome. Proposals accordingly are expected to describe how

institutions will support the continuation and institutional-level scaling of effective training elements after award

closure.

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. 

 


Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 1

 

An individual may serve as Lead Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on only one NRT proposal submitted in

response to this solicitation. However, the PI or a Co-PI of one NRT proposal may serve as a faculty participant

on other NRT proposals submitted to this solicitation. 

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2

 

Each institution may submit up to two proposals. If an institution submits only one proposal, it can be in either

DESE or another theme. If an institution submits two proposals, at least one must be in DESE. In any case, the

traineeship theme(s) should be interdisciplinary.

 

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 

 

**** Letter of Intent due to NSF May20, 2014****

 

**** Full Proposal due to NSF June 24, 2014 ****

 


 

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-16-2014 (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: 06-16-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a fourth 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, nanostructures and nanodevices for characterization and evaluation purposes, the emphasis of the scalable nanomanufacturing program is on research to overcome the key scientific and technological barriers that prevent the production of useful nanomaterials, nanostructures, devices and systems at an industrially relevant scale, reliably, and at low cost and within environmental, health and safety guidelines. Competitive proposals will incorporate three elements in their research plans:

 

·         A persuasive case that the nanomaterials, nanostructures, devices or systems to be produced have or are likely to have sufficient demand to justify eventual scale-up;

·         A clearly identified set of research issues for science and engineering solutions that must be addressed to enable the production of high quality nano-enabled products at low cost; and

·         A compelling research plan with clear research objectives and approaches to overcome the identified research issues.


 

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

 


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 

 

**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 Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education in Engineering (NUE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-16-2014 (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: 05-27-2014

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 2014 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.

A well-prepared, innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce is crucial to the Nation's health and economy. Indeed, recent policy actions and reports have drawn attention to the opportunities and challenges inherent in increasing the number of highly qualified STEM graduates, including STEM teachers. Priorities include educating students to be leaders and innovators in emerging and rapidly changing STEM fields as well as educating a scientifically literate populace; both of these priorities depend on the nature and quality of the undergraduate education experience. In addressing these STEM challenges and priorities, the National Science Foundation invests in research-based and research-generating approaches to understanding STEM learning; to designing, testing, and studying curricular change; to wide dissemination and implementation of best practices; and to broadening participation of individuals and institutions in STEM fields. The goals of these investments include: increasing student retention in STEM, to prepare students well to participate in science for tomorrow, and to improve students' STEM learning outcomes.

Recognizing disciplinary differences and priorities, NSF's investment in research and development in undergraduate STEM education encompasses a range of approaches. These approaches include: experiential learning, assessment/metrics of learning and practice, scholarships, foundational education research, professional development/institutional change, formal and informal learning environments, and undergraduate disciplinary research. Both individually and integrated in a range of combinations, these approaches can lead to outcomes including: developing the STEM and STEM-related workforce, advancing science, broadening participation in STEM, educating a STEM-literate populace, improving K-12 STEM education, encouraging life-long learning, and building capacity in higher education.

Related funding opportunities are posted on the web site for the National Nanotechnology Initiative, http://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.

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 or Co-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: 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: