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CPRIT RFA R-16-HIH08-13-2015Pre-proposal Template10-13-2015
CPRIT RFA R-16-CFS08-13-2015Pre-proposal Template10-13-2015
ORAU ORAU07-17-2015Pre-proposal Template09-01-2015
NEA ART WORKS06-18-2015Pre-proposal Template07-23-2015
NASA Other Opport06-17-2015Pre-proposal Template06-25-2015
NSF Accelerating06-16-2015Pre-proposal Template07-20-2015
NIH NIMHD CBPR P06-16-2015Pre-proposal Template07-03-2015
NSF NRT04-28-2015Pre-proposal Template05-06-2015
USDA AFRI NIFA04-12-2015Pre-proposal Template05-06-2015
NIH NIH - NIDDK03-26-2015Pre-proposal Template06-18-2015
NIH NIH - NIAMS03-23-2015Pre-proposal Template06-11-2015
NSF RET02-23-2015Pre-proposal Template04-08-2015
NSF I-CORPS NODE02-06-2015Pre-proposal Template04-17-2015
CHDF Dreyfus02-04-2015Pre-proposal Template02-10-2015
NSF I-Corps Site01-09-2015Pre-proposal Template06-09-2015
ORAU ORAU01-09-2015Pre-proposal Template03-01-2015
NSF CCE STEM12-05-2014Pre-proposal Template02-17-2015
NSF FRP12-05-2014Pre-proposal Template02-04-2015
NASA MIRO12-05-2014Pre-proposal Template01-30-2015
NSF SNM11-28-2014Pre-proposal Template01-20-2015
DOD HBCU/MI11-24-2014Pre-proposal Template01-15-2015
NSF MRI11-21-2014Pre-proposal Template01-22-2015
ORAU ORAU-JFE11-14-2014Pre-proposal Template01-12-2015
NSF PREM11-07-2014Pre-proposal Template01-07-2015
NIH RFA-TR-14-0010-17-2014Pre-proposal Template12-16-2014
NSF NSF 14-60010-10-2014Pre-proposal Template12-11-2014
NSF AMO Physics10-10-2014Pre-proposal Template12-08-2014
DRL DRLA-DRLAQM-10-10-2014Pre-proposal Template12-05-2014
NSF PFI:BIC10-10-2014Pre-proposal Template12-03-2014
NIH PAR-14-33310-10-2014Pre-proposal Template11-28-2014
DHHS HRSA-15-03510-10-2014Pre-proposal Template11-10-2014
ArtPlace NGP-Art10-03-2014Pre-proposal Template11-03-2014
DHHS HRSA-15-07110-03-2014Pre-proposal Template11-03-2014
Blavatnik Blavatnik-NA10-01-2014Pre-proposal Template11-25-2014
NSF NSF-GEMINI09-26-2014Pre-proposal Template11-28-2014
APF Koppitz Fell09-26-2014Pre-proposal Template11-15-2014
IMLS NLG-Librarie09-26-2014Pre-proposal Template10-14-2014
CPRIT RFA R-15-HIH09-19-2014Pre-proposal Template11-17-2014
CPRIT RFA R-15-CFS09-19-2014Pre-proposal Template11-17-2014
NSF NHERI09-19-2014Pre-proposal Template11-06-2014
NIH RFA-ES-14-0009-12-2014Pre-proposal Template11-06-2014
TGF FSP09-12-2014Pre-proposal Template11-03-2014
NSF IUSE-RED09-05-2014Pre-proposal Template10-28-2014
NSF PIRE09-05-2014Pre-proposal Template10-21-2014
ORAU ORAU-HPC09-05-2014Pre-proposal Template10-03-2014
CDC PAR-14-17508-29-2014Pre-proposal Template10-31-2014
NSF ADBC08-15-2014Pre-proposal Template10-17-2014
NIH PAR-12-10208-15-2014Pre-proposal Template10-17-2014
ORAU ORAU-TRAVEL08-15-2014Pre-proposal Template09-30-2014
NIST NIST AMTECH08-08-2014Pre-proposal Template09-05-2014
DOE DE-FOA-0001008-08-2014Pre-proposal Template08-27-2014
DHS CIRC08-01-2014Pre-proposal Template09-26-2014
NEH NEH07-30-2014Pre-proposal Template09-30-2014
NSF ESNO07-25-2014Pre-proposal Template09-26-2014
NIH PAR-13-34107-25-2014Pre-proposal Template09-25-2014
NIH PAR-13-33307-25-2014Pre-proposal Template09-25-2014
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
SSP SSP09-25-2012Pre-proposal Template09-28-2012
USIEF SSP09-25-2012Pre-proposal Template09-28-2012
USIEF (SSP)09-23-2012Pre-proposal Template09-28-2012
NSF NSF09-14-2012Pre-proposal Template10-19-2012
NIH NIH08-31-2012Pre-proposal Template10-17-2012
NSF AGEP08-30-2012Pre-proposal Template10-30-2012
NSF ADBC08-20-2012Pre-proposal Template10-19-2012
NSF I-Corps Node08-20-2012Pre-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 RET09-02-2011Pre-proposal Template10-03-2011
NSF ADVANCE09-02-2011Pre-proposal Template10-03-2011
KF SSP09-02-2011Pre-proposal Template09-30-2011
CDC R4908-12-2011Pre-proposal Template09-13-2011
CDC GICRC08-05-2011Pre-proposal Template10-28-2011
NRC NRC Fellowsh07-27-2011Pre-proposal Template08-27-2011
NSF S-STEM07-18-2011Pre-proposal Template08-11-2011
NIH P3005-02-2011Pre-proposal Template06-01-2011
NIH T3404-15-2011Pre-proposal Template05-25-2011
NIH R2504-15-2011Pre-proposal Template05-25-2011
NSF STC04-08-2011Pre-proposal Template05-30-2011
CPRIT HI-HR04-01-2011Pre-proposal Template05-31-2011
NIH (R25)04-01-2011Pre-proposal Template05-18-2011
NSF IGERT04-01-2011Pre-proposal Template05-02-2011
NIH (U18)03-11-2011Pre-proposal Template04-08-2011
NEA ACY02-11-2011Pre-proposal Template03-11-2011
DHHS KDCG02-07-2011Pre-proposal Template03-30-2011
NSF CI-TEAM02-07-2011Pre-proposal Template03-16-2011
NSF EESE02-04-2011Pre-proposal Template03-14-2011
NSF Petascale02-01-2011Pre-proposal Template03-14-2011
NSF URM02-01-2011Pre-proposal Template03-01-2011
NSF NCRN01-10-2011Pre-proposal Template02-16-2011
NIH DP512-20-2010Pre-proposal Template01-21-2011
NSF NEB12-20-2010Pre-proposal Template01-19-2011
NSF MRI12-13-2010Pre-proposal Template01-27-2011
ORAU ORAU12-13-2010Pre-proposal Template01-14-2011
NSF SNM12-10-2010Pre-proposal Template01-10-2011
NIH T90/R9011-22-2010Pre-proposal Template12-13-2010
NIH T90/R9011-22-2010Pre-proposal Template12-13-2010
NSF ADBC11-10-2010Pre-proposal Template12-10-2010
NIH G2009-17-2010Pre-proposal Template10-04-2010
NSF PFI09-17-2010Pre-proposal Template10-01-2010
NSF ADVANCE09-06-2010Pre-proposal Template10-03-2010
NSF STEP08-30-2010Pre-proposal Template09-28-2010
NSF MRC&T08-02-2010Pre-proposal Template09-01-2010
NSF PFC07-30-2010Pre-proposal Template08-11-2010
NSF PFC07-06-2010Pre-proposal Template08-08-2010
NSF S-STEM06-28-2010Pre-proposal Template08-12-2010
NSF BRC06-28-2010Pre-proposal Template07-23-2010
NSF MSP06-08-2010Pre-proposal Template07-08-2010
NSF IMR-MIP06-01-2010Pre-proposal Template06-21-2010
CPRIT HI-HRR05-10-2010Pre-proposal Template06-10-2010
NIH MARC U-STAR04-23-2010Pre-proposal Template05-25-2010
NSF NUE04-07-2010Pre-proposal Template05-07-2010
NSF I304-07-2010Pre-proposal Template04-07-2010
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NSF MRI03-08-2010Pre-proposal Template04-21-2010
NSF IGERT02-28-2010Pre-proposal Template03-29-2010
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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: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Submission Name: Core Facilities Support Awards (RFA R-16-CFS)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-13-2015 (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: 10-13-2015
3 PM CST

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Core Facility Support Awards seek to facilitate the development or improvement of core facilities that will provide valuable services to support and enhance scientifically meritorious cancer research projects. A user group of Texas-based investigators must be identified, each of whom should have supported cancer research projects that will make use of the requested facility. This requirement is not intended to exclude early career–stage investigators who have not yet secured peer-reviewed grant support. Successful applicants should be working in a research environment capable of supporting potentially high-impact cancer studies.

CPRIT will foster cancer research in Texas by providing financial support for a wide variety of projects relevant to cancer research. This RFA solicits applications from institutions to establish or enhance core facilities (laboratory, clinical, population-based, or computer-based) that will directly support cancer research programs to advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer or improve quality of life for patients with and survivors of cancer.

CPRIT expects outcomes of supported activities to directly and indirectly benefit subsequent cancer research efforts, cancer public health policy, or the continuum of cancer care—from prevention to survivorship. To fulfill this vision, applications may address any topic or issue related to cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection or screening, treatment, cure, or quality of life. This award provides cancer researchers access to appropriate research infrastructure, instrumentation, and technical expertise necessary to achieve their research objectives. A wide variety of facilities can be supported, including, but not limited to, chemistry, high-throughput screening, biomedical imaging, proteomics, protein structure, molecular biology, genomics, metabolomics, animal physiology/metabolism, cell sorting, bioengineering, clinical research support, bioinformatics, and the like. Funds may be requested to develop a new facility or to enhance the capabilities of an existing facility that will directly support and impact cancer research programs at the institution and in the region

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  An institution may submit only 1 new or resubmission application under this RFA during this funding cycle. An exception will be made for institutions submitting applications for core facilities that support research directed toward childhood and adolescent cancer; in this case, institutions may submit 1 childhood and adolescent cancer application and 1 additional application in another aspect of cancer research (new or resubmission). A PI may only resubmit an application that was previously not funded once. Support for only 1 facility may be requested per application.

Limit on Number of PIs:  1 - This award must be directed by the PI. Co-PIs are not permitted. The PI must be the director of the facility and must have a doctoral degree, including MD, PhD, DDS, DMD, DrPH, DO, DVM, or equivalent, and must reside in Texas during the time the research that is the subject of the grant is conducted. The PI should also hold a faculty position, preferably at the level of associate or full professor or the equivalent.

 BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: The maximum duration for this award mechanism is 5 years. Applicants may request a maximum of $3,000,000 in total costs for the first 2 years and up to $1,000,000 in total costs for each subsequent year. Exceptions to these limits may be granted, but only if exceptionally well justified.

Cost Sharing:  Texas law requires that prior to disbursement of CPRIT grant funds, the award recipient must demonstrate that it has an amount of funds equal to one-half of the CPRIT funding dedicated to the research that is the subject of the award.

Indirect Costs:  State law limits the amount of award funding that may be spent on indirect costs to no more than 5% of the total award amount.

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Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Submission Name: High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (RFA R-16-HIH)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-13-2015 (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: 10-13-2015
3 PM CST

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 CPRIT RFA R-16-HIHR-2 High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards p.5/17 (Rev 07/06/15) 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.

Applications that might be described as “mini-R01s” will not be competitive. The goal of this award mechanism is to fund uncommonly great ideas that merit the opportunity to acquire preliminary data. There should be reasons for the idea to be plausible, but CPRIT acknowledges that most of the selected projects will ultimately fail to meet their primary goals. The rare proposals that succeed will be of sufficient importance to justify this program. Applications may address any research topic related to cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection, screening, treatment, or survivorship

Areas of interest include laboratory research, translational studies, and population-based and/or clinical investigations. In that cancers arise from a large number of derangements of basic molecular and cellular functions, which, in turn, cause many alterations in basic biological processes, almost any aspect of biology may be relevant to cancer research, more or less directly. The degree of relevance to cancer research will be an important criterion for evaluation of projects for funding by CPRIT. For example, are alterations in the process in question primarily responsible for oncogenesis or secondary manifestations of malignant transformation? Will understanding the process or interfering with it offer selective and useful insight into prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of cancer? Successful applicants for funding from CPRIT will have addressed these questions satisfactorily.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  5

Limit on Number of PIs and Co-PIs: A PI may submit only 1 new or resubmission application under this RFA during this funding cycle. One Co-PI may be included. An individual may serve as a Co-PI in more than 1 application but should ensure that he or she could dedicate adequate time and effort should more than 1 application be funded.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award 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 CPRIT RFA R-16-HIHR-2 High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards 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.

Cost Sharing:  Texas law requires that prior to disbursement of CPRIT grant funds, the award recipient must demonstrate that it has an amount of funds equal to one-half of the CPRIT funding dedicated to the research that is the subject of the award.

Indirect Costs:  State law limits the amount of award funding that may be spent on indirect costs to no more than 5% of the total award amount.

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Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Submission Name: ORAU Faculty Travel Grants Program (ORAU)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-17-2015 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 09-01-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Faculty members from an ORAU Sponsoring or Associate Institution or Branch Campus can request up to $800 to facilitate travel by a faculty member.

Criteria for decisions to award travel grants include:

  • Potential engagement of others, especially students
  • Probability of a long-term collaboration
  • New collaboration (proposed partners have no strong current ties)
  • Well-defined outcome(s), such as a proposal to an identified opportunity, a white paper in anticipation of future funding, or a publication as a result of data collected during the visit.

Applications must be for travel to collaborate with researchers at ORNL, Y-12, ORAU laboratories or work sites, or another ORAU institution. This program is not intended to support travel to work with current collaborations or to interact with potential collaborators at locations other than their laboratories, such as conferences. Please note: requests must comply with federal travel expenditure guidelines, and must be submitted BEFORE the travel takes place (no grants will be awarded after the fact).

Within 30 days of the trip, grant recipients will need to send a one-page summary of the outcomes of the trip, including any presentations made, visits with students, other benefits, and anticipated outcomes.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Each ORAU institution may submit two (2) proposals during ORAU’s fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30).

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Grants may only be used to cover either transportation expenses (train, plane, bus or other) or accommodation expenses.  Other travel-related expenses, such as food, will not be reimbursed.  Travel must be completed by September 30 (the end of ORAU’s fiscal year.)

Anticipated Funding Amount: $800

Indirect cost: not allowed.

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Sponsor: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Submission Name: ART WORKS (ART WORKS)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-18-2015 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 07-23-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

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

Art works by enhancing the value of individuals and communities, by connecting us to each other and to something greater than ourselves, and by empowering creativity and innovation in our society and economy. The arts exist for beauty itself, but they also are an inexhaustible source of meaning and inspiration.

The NEA recognizes these catalytic effects of excellent art, and the key role that arts and design organizations play in revitalizing them. To deepen and extend the arts' value, including their ability to foster new connections and to exemplify creativity and innovation, we welcome projects that:

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

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

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

Items of interest:

  • Partnerships can be valuable to the success of projects. While not required, applicants are encouraged to consider partnerships among organizations, both in and outside of the arts, as appropriate to their project.
  • American arts and design organizations must be inclusive of the full range of demographics of their communities, as well as individuals of all physical and cognitive abilities. Toward that end, we encourage projects for which NEA support is sought to strive for the highest level of inclusiveness in their audiences, programming, artists, governance, and staffing. We also welcome projects that will explicitly address the issue of inclusion.
  • We are interested in projects that extend the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. This is achieved in part through the use of Challenge America funds.
  • We are interested in projects, regardless of the size or type of applicant organization, that are of national, regional, or field-wide significance; that tour in several states; or that provide an unusual or especially valuable contribution because of geographic location. This includes local projects that can have significant effects within communities or that are likely to serve as models for a field.
  • We urge organizations that apply under these guidelines to involve artists in their projects and to provide specific information on the participating artists in their applications.
  • We are committed to supporting equitable opportunities for all applicants and to investing in diversity in the arts including works of all cultures and periods.
  • We recognize that the significance of a project can be measured by excellence and invention, not solely by budget size, institutional stature, or the numbers of people or areas that are reached.
  • We urge applicants to make accommodations for individuals with disabilities an integral part of their projects.
  • To mark the 50th anniversary of the NEA in 2015, and the National Park Service's (NPS) Centennial in 2016, both agencies are working together to encourage the creation of and greater public engagement with art relating to the work and mission of our national park system. Projects might include the commissioning and presentation of new work in or adjacent to a national park, performances, or festivals in these settings. Additional project examples are listed in these guidelines for each artistic discipline. Applicants also may consider NPS managed trails, rivers, designated landmarks, historic sites, and heritage areas as sites of activity in a project proposal. Collaborative partnerships with the selected park area or program are strongly encouraged. For a project being proposed within a national park, applicants must first consult with the appropriate NPS official. See "NEA-NPS Imagine Your Parks Funding Collaboration" for more details.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

An organization may submit only one application under these FY 2016 Art Works guidelines.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. In the past few years, well over half of the agency's grants have been for amounts less than $25,000. 

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Sponsor: National Aeronautics And Space Administration (NASA)
Submission Name: Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) (Other Opport)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-17-2015 (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: 06-25-2015
10:59 PM CST

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The NASA Office of Education Minority University Research and Education Project

(MUREP) solicits proposals from US Organizations and Institutions (including NASA Centers) that align with the four White House Executive Orders for Minority Institutions to strengthen curriculum and curricular pathways in STEM, and attract, retain, and support the success of underrepresented students in STEM degree programs.

Successful proposals will be funded as multi-year Cooperative Agreements. The proposals will contain plans that address the four CoSTEM priorities:

  • Effective K-12 STEM Teacher Education – Increase the number and proportion of individuals, particularly from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, who complete teacher pre-service and in-service programs with an ability to increase students’ understanding of STEM.
  • Engagement in STEM – Expand the availability and coherence of investments that increase interest in, involvement in, or value placed on STEM by PreK-12 aged individuals (especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups).
  • Undergraduate STEM Education – Improve retention rates, including among groups traditionally underrepresented, in STEM majors during the first two years of undergraduate education.
  • Serving Groups Traditionally Underrepresented in STEM Fields – Increase the number of individuals from underrepresented groups that graduate with STEM degrees.


ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  3 - Eligible organizations shall submit up to three proposals per institution, regardless of their previous level of NASA funding. All US Organizations and Institutions (including NASA centers) are eligible to apply for this NASA Research Announcement (NRA).  Proposals that leverage funding through partnerships and other resources outside of NASA are required. Teams/collaborations shall be coordinated in advance and described in the proposal. Although a broad range of partnerships and collaborations are encouraged, at a minimum, the proposal shall include each of the following:

  • At least one four-year institution of higher education (in addition to the lead proposing institution); and
  • At least one NASA Center (NASA resources can be received as in-kind support in the proposal; however, funding shall not be allocated for NASA field centers in the budget.)

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI:  1 - Every organization submitting a proposal in response to this solicitation must designate a single individual, the Principal Investigator (PI), who will be responsible for the quality and direction of the entire proposed effort and for the use of all awarded funds. (Note: NASA does not accept the designation of a "Co-Principal Investigator;" there shall be only one PI who is solely responsible for the proposed investigation). Individuals who are critical for the successful completion of activities through the contribution of unique expertise and/or capabilities and serve under the direction of the PI, shall be identified as Co-Investigators (Co-Is). A Co-I must have a well-defined role that is explicitly defined in the Management section of the proposal. In addition, all proposals submitted in response to this solicitation shall show evidence of the commitment of all Co-Is participating in the proposed activities by providing a brief statement, even if the Co-Is are from the same institution as the PI. Other team members shall be listed as Collaborators. By definition, Collaborators are unfunded.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information:Successful proposals selected under this FY 2015 solicitation will be funded as multi-year Cooperative Agreements. The award period will begin on or about two to three months after the official selection announcement. Each proposal may not exceed $500,000 (fully funded) for a period up to three years for execution. All proposals shall include a plan for sustainability and/or continuation beyond the funding period.

Cost Sharing:  Cost sharing is not required but NASA can accept it, if offered.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Foresights: Defining the Critical Needs of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Community (Accelerating)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-16-2015 (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: 07-20-2015
5pm proposer's local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The October 2104 report to the President produced by the Steering Committee of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership 2.0 (AMP 2.0) for the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), calls for the creation of a technology-focused consortium to provide coordinated private-sector input on national advanced manufacturing technology research and development priorities. This solicitation is to establish the Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Foresights (the “Consortium”) to implement that recommendation. The consortium will inform and promote regular and sustained communication and research coordination across the public and private sectors, provide federal decision-makers with timely access to top university and industry experts, and respond quickly to requests from federal decision-makers for detailed input on nascent opportunities and priorities in manufacturing. These activities will improve the coordination of federal advanced manufacturing technology and research and development strategies. The Consortium will cooperate with the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO) of NIST, the President’s National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), and the U.S. Government Agencies that support advanced manufacturing to help provide the timely information needed to achieve that coordination. NSF is the program lead and is solely responsible for administration of the solicitation and the resulting award. NIST, acting on behalf of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, is the program co-sponsor with NSF and provides financial and administrative support to NSF.

A Consortium proposal must be submitted by an existing organization that is a consortium or that represents a consortium, with a stake in basic research and education in advanced manufacturing. Such an organization may submit only one Consortium proposal. The consortium is expected to be broad-based, with membership that includes institutions of higher education with strong research track records in advanced manufacturing and other private and public sector organizations, including industry. The submitting organization must be a legal entity eligible to receive federal funding.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

An organization may submit only one Consortium proposal.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

$3,000,000 to $6,000,000 for 36 months, subject to the availability of funds.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Advancing Health Disparities Interventions Through Community-Based Participatory Research (U01) (NIMHD CBPR P)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-16-2015 (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: 07-03-2015
LOI Deadline - Full Proposals due 08/03/2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The goal of the NIMHD Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Program is to promote and support collaborative interventions that involve all relevant partners in the translational research process – planning, implementing, evaluating and disseminating community level interventions aimed at improving health and addressing health disparities.  In the health disparities framework, this includes partnership approaches that focus on changing the determinants of health or the community conditions and environments, in which their members are born, mature, play, study, work and age. The research approach may begin with a needs assessment to identify a health-related issue for action, or a community-led proposal on an identified need or issue of importance to the community.  The participatory research process is such that community members, persons affected or impacted, public health and policy professionals, and other key stakeholders in the community’s health have the opportunity to be full participants in each phase of the research (from conception-design-conduct-analysis-interpretation-conclusions-communication of results).  CBPR benefits are numerous and include the creation of bridges between the community, scientists and policy professionals to facilitate the bidirectional transfer of knowledge and skills, improved community research literacy and creation of appropriate and effective interventions.    

This FOA invites applications for intervention studies using CBPR principles and methods. For the purpose of this FOA, ‘community’ refers to a population that may be defined by geography, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, illness or other health condition, or to groups that have a common health-related interest or cause. Communities must include significant representation of one or more NIH-designated US health disparity populations, which include Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations and rural populations.

Appropriate research intervention topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Interventions to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors (e.g., physical activity, healthy diets) to prevent or reduce overweight/obesity and obesity-related complications (e.g., cardiovascular diseases, diabetes) 
  • Interventions that address adversity and chronic stress
  • Interventions focusing on the prevention or cessation of tobacco use and substance abuse
  • Interventions that  promote healthy sexual behaviors that prevent or reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS and other sexually-transmitted infections
  • Interventions preventing or reducing intentional (e.g., suicide) or unintentional injuries and violence
  • Interventions to promote preventive behaviors (e.g., vaccinations, health screenings) that lead to the early detection or prevention of diseases/conditions such as colon cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, influenza and other vaccine-preventable diseases.

Areas of specific research interest include but are not limited to:

  • Multi-level interventions that include a combination of individual, group (such as peers, family members, etc.), and/or community-level intervention components.
  • Interventions that include health information technology applications (e.g. behavior monitoring tools, decision aids, health information portals, etc.) and/or social media elements.
  • Interventions that draw upon existing community strengths and resilience.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

NIMHD intends to commit $10,000,000 in FY 2016 to fund 20 awards. 

Although the size of awards may vary with the scope of the project, direct costs are limited to $350,000 annually (excluding consortium facilities and administrative costs). 

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years. 

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Research Traineeship Program (NRT)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-28-2015 (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: 05-06-2015

Program Information:

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 skillsknowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. 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 research-related careersStrategic collaborations with all sectors are encouraged.

 

The 2015 solicitation extends and broadens the scope of the NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program launched in 2014. Proposals are invited in two tracks: the Traineeship Trackand the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track.

NSF Review Criteria (both tracks): Intellectual merit; Broader impacts; Integration of Research and Education; Interdisciplinarity; Evaluation.

Anticipated Funding: a total of 24-30 awards: 10 Traineeships; 14-20 IGEs

 

raineeship Track (limit: 2 Proposals per Institution; up to 5 years, up to $3M)

Goals of Traineeship Track:

  • Catalyze/advance interdisciplinary research in national high priority areas
  • Prepare STEM grad students for successful careers within or outside academia
  • Develop models promoting transformation/improvements in graduate education

Training activities must be completed by all NRT Trainees, and be made available to all STEM graduate students. Ex. coursesworkshopsinternships, etc. to develop:

  • broad technical skills (techniques, languages, cultures of fields within the theme)
  • transferrable professional skills
  • mentoring from diverse internal and external mentors from different sectors

Key Features of Traineeship Track:

  1. Develop evidenced-based, innovative/transformative STEM graduate  education  approaches
  2. Extend NRT program elements to non-NRT trainees for broader STEM impact
  3. Disseminate outcomes and insights gained from NRT training approaches
  4. Facilitate/advance interdisciplinary research in national high priority areas
  5. Comprehensive training of STEM graduate students, including professional & technical skills for research/research-related careers within/outside academia
  6. Evidence-based strategies to broaden participation of diverse students
  7. Robust formative assessment that routinely informs and improves practice

Research Themes for Traineeship Track: If an institution is submitting two Traineeship Track proposals, the 2nd proposal must be in the Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE) theme; the 1st (or only) proposal in this track can be in any crosscutting, interdisciplinary theme of demonstrated national high priority.

Additional Review Criteria for Traineeship Track: Professional Development, Broadening Participation from Underrepresented Groups in STEM.

Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track (Limit: 1 Proposal; 2–3 years, $300-$500K)

The IGE Track is dedicated solely to piloting, testing, and evaluating innovative, new approaches to graduate education, and to generating the knowledge required for the customization, implementation, and scaling of the most successful, transformative approaches. Master’s or doctoral students or both can be the target population. The IGE Track will not focus on foundational research examining how graduate students learn (see EHR Core Research Solicitation 13-555), but rather will promote pilot efforts that are informed by evidence, including findings from learning-sciences research, and that serve as a bridge to broader implementation and scale up.
 

Activities may include, but are not limited to, faculty training, student training, inventive partnerships, virtual networks, student professional development, mentoring, or bridges from undergraduate education to graduate education.

Goals of IGE Track:

  • Catalyze rapid advances in STEM graduate education broadly as well as those responsive to particular disciplinary/interdisciplinary STEM field needs, and
  • Create knowledge to inform model implementation/adaptability/scalability.

Key Features of IGE Track:

  • Design/pilot/test innovative/transformative approaches to STEM graduate education
  • Examine the potential to extend a successful, evidence-based approach to another discipline or context
  • Develop test-bed projects informed by learning science and knowledge about STEM graduate education

Leadership teams (PI/Co-PIs) comprising professional expertise in the learning sciences/pedagogy, as well as in the principal science domain(s), are encouraged.

Additional Review Criteria for IGE Track: STEM education, disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and workforce needs; knowledge generation

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Sponsor: United States Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
Submission Name: Undergraduate Research and Extension Experiential Learning Fellowships Program - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program (AFRI NIFA)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-12-2015 (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: 05-06-2015
4:00PM CST

Program Information:

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program

 

Undergraduate Research and Extension Experiential Learning Fellowships promote research and extension experiential learning for undergraduates such that upon graduation they may enter the agriculture workforce with exceptional skills. The experiential learning initiative for undergraduates will provide opportunities for undergraduate students at colleges and universities, including those from underrepresented ethnicities and economically disadvantaged groups at minority-serving institutions, community colleges, and other universities to:

  • obtain hands-on experience at land-grant and non-land-grant universities and USDA laboratories;
  • obtain training to join the agricultural workforce or pursue graduate studies in food,agriculture, natural resources and the human sciences; and
  • provide undergraduate students with the strong mentoring and research and/or extension experiences required to be successful as upperclassmen and graduate students in the food, agriculture, natural resources and human sciences.

 

This initiative aligns with the recommendations regarding the importance of undergraduates made in the December 2012 President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report to the President on Agricultural Preparedness and the Agriculture Research Enterprise. The offering of undergraduate fellowships is also consistent with the National Research Council’s 2009 report, Transforming Agricultural Education for a Changing World, which recommends that academic institutions should broaden the undergraduate student experience by integrating opportunities to participate in research, education, and extension. Furthermore, four-year colleges and universities should enhance connections with community colleges, 1890 and 1994 land-grant institutions.

 

 

Application Deadline –May 6, 2015 (5:00 p.m., ET)

 

Proposed Budget Requests –

  • Applications must not exceed $300,000 total (including institutional allowance) for  project periods of up to 3 years.
  • Up to a maximum of 30 undergraduate fellows may be supported under a single award.
  • An undergraduate fellowship may be provided for up to 2 years per student.
  • Limit of one award per host institution.
  • Any single institution can submit a maximum of three proposals.
  • Applications with budget requests exceeding the budgetary guidelines will not be reviewed.
  • Project costs must be predominantly for student support, which usually includes suchitems as participant stipends, housing, meals, travel, and laboratory use fees.
  • Costs in budget categories outside Participant Support must be modest and reasonable.
  • Host fellowship locations/sites may not charge students an application fee. A host sitemay not charge students tuition, or include tuition in the proposal budget, as arequirement for participation (although it is permissible to offer students the option of earning academic credit for participation)
  • Student stipends for summer locations/sites must not exceed $500 per student per week.
  • Other student costs include housing, meals, travel, and laboratory use fees usually vary depending on the location of the site. Amounts for academic-year sites should be  comparable on a pro rata basis.
  • Institutional allowance, in lieu of indirect costs, not to exceed $1,000 per student per year, may be requested within the $300,000 maximum award limit. Indirect costs are not permitted on Undergraduate Research and Extension Experiential Learning Fellowships Grant awards.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs) (P30) (NIH - NIDDK)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-26-2015 (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: 06-18-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research. The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC) program is designed to support and enhance the national research effort in nutrition and obesity. NORCs support three primary research-related activities: Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program, and an Enrichment program. All activities pursued by Nutrition Obesity Research Centers are designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness and multidisciplinary nature of research in nutrition and obesity. The NIDDK Nutrition Obesity Research Centers program in 2014 consists of 12 Centers, each located at outstanding research institutions with documented programs of excellence in nutrition and/or obesity research. Applicants are encouraged to consult with NIDDK staff concerning plans for the development of the NORC and the organization of the application.


ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1 - Institutions may submit only one application.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Award Amount: $750,000

Application budgets are limited to $750,000 direct costs, but need to reflect actual needs of the proposed Center. This budget limit is exclusive of F&A costs for consortium and subcontract arrangements. It is anticipated that the award budget will be directly correlated to the breadth, quality and relevance to nutrition/obesity and related areas of the research base being served by the Center. Within the direct cost cap, up to $150,000 may be requested for the Pilot and Feasibility program.

Cost Sharing:  Not applicable.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: NIAMS Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Centers (P30) (NIH - NIAMS)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-23-2015 (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: 06-11-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) requests applications for the NIAMS Resource-based Centers Program (P30) for skin biology and diseases research areas within its mission. The Resource-based Centers will provide critical research infrastructure, shared facilities, services, and/or resources to groups of investigators conducting research on skin biology and diseases, enabling them to conduct their independently-funded individual and/or collaborative research projects more efficiently and/or more effectively, with the broad overall goal of accelerating, enriching, and enhancing the effectiveness of ongoing basic, translational, and clinical research and promoting new research within the NIAMS mission.


ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Award Amount:  $2,500,000

Application budgets are limited to $500K direct costs per year.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Cost Sharing:  Not applicable.

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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:  02-23-2015 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 04-08-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), have joined to support the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program. This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM) teachers and community college and university faculty and students to bring knowledge of engineering or computer and information science and engineering as well as technological innovation to pre-college/community college classrooms. The goal of these partnerships is to enable K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty to translate their research experiences and new knowledge gained in university settings into their classroom activities. The university team will include faculty, graduate and undergraduate students as well as industrial advisors. Involvement of graduate students in support of academic-year classroom activities is particularly encouraged. Partnerships with inner city, rural or other high needs schools are especially encouraged, as is participation by underrepresented minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

As part of the long-term partnership arrangements, university undergraduate/graduate students will partner with pre-college/community college faculty in their classrooms during the academic year to help teach engineering/computer science concepts.

This announcement features two mechanisms for support of in-service and pre-service K-12 STEM teachers and community college faculty: (1) RET supplements to ongoing ENG and CISE awards and (2) new RET Site awards. RET supplements may be included outside this solicitation in proposals for new or renewed NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) grants or as supplements to ongoing NSF ENG and CISE funded projects. RET in Engineering and Computer Science Sites, through this solicitation, are based on independent proposals from engineering or computer and/or information science departments, schools or colleges to initiate and conduct research participation projects for K-12 STEM teachers and/or community college faculty.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  3 - Three Site proposals may be submitted per competition by a U.S. academic institution, including a College/Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and/or Information Science as the lead institution. Please note that two proposals may have an engineering focus and one proposal may have a computer and/or information science focus

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The maximum total request for a Site is $600,000 for a duration of up to three years, including no more than $200,000 per year.  Supplements are limited to a maximum of $10,000 per teacher for a duration of one year subject to the availability of funds.  Other budgetary limitations apply.  Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node) (I-CORPS NODE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-06-2015 (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: 04-17-2015

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.

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

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Funding for the Innovation Corps Regional Node Program is limited to a maximum of $1.25 million per year for a three-institution team; $750,000 per year for two-institution teams and $350,000 per year for single institution applicants. The award duration will not exceed three years.  The budget should include funds for Principal Investigator (PI) travel to one I-Corps Node meeting per year.

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. (CHDF)
Submission Name: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program (Dreyfus)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-04-2015 (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: 02-10-2015

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 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 2009. 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.


ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 - Institutions may submit only one Camille Dreyfus nomination annually.  Institutions may make only one nomination annually for the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program. All nomination materials and letters of support must be received at the Foundation office by the deadline. Nominations recommended for approval are presented to the Foundation's Board of Directors in time for award announcements by early May 2015.  See full announcement for complete details.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.  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.

Cost Sharing:  Not applicable.

Indirect Costs:  Not allowed.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Innovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Site)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-09-2015 (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: 06-09-2015
5pm CST

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.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

One (1).  During the startup phase of NSF's I-Corps Sites Program, collaborative proposals from multiple institutions are discouraged.  Exceptions can be made, with the approval of the NSF I-Corps Management Team, for institutions that have collaborative entrepreneurial centers already in place.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Anticipated Funding Amount: $1,500,000

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Submission Name: ORAU Event Sponsorship Programs - University Partnerships Office (ORAU)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-09-2015 (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: 03-01-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The ORAU Events Sponsorship Program provides up to $4,000 to support events that involve participants from more than one ORAU institution. Two calls for proposals will be issued each year. Typical events might include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.

A representative from ORAU must be invited to the event, and will attend if possible. A report must be submitted within 30 days following the event documenting participation and outcomes.

Criteria for decisions to award Event Sponsorship grants include these points:

  • Potential engagement of others, especially students
  • Probability of a long-term collaboration
  • New or enhanced collaboration (proposed partners have no strong current ties)
  • Well-defined outcome(s), such as a proposal to an identified opportunity, a white paper in anticipation of future funding, or a publication as a result of data collected during the visit.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Each ORAU institution may submit one (1) proposal during ORAU’s fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30).

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-05-2014 (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: 02-17-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM) funds research projects that identify factors that are efficacious in the formation of ethical STEM researchers in all the fields of science and engineering that NSF supports. CCE STEM solicits proposals for research that explores the following: ‘What constitutes ethical STEM research and practice? Which cultural and institutional contexts promote ethical STEM research and practice and why?' Factors one might consider include: honor codes, professional ethics codes and licensing requirements, an ethic of service and/or service learning, life-long learning requirements, curricula or memberships in organizations (e.g. Engineers without Borders) that stress social responsibility and humanitarian goals, institutions that serve under-represented groups, institutions where academic and research integrity are cultivated at multiple levels, institutions that cultivate ethics across the curriculum, or programs that promote group work, or do not grade. Do certain labs have a ‘culture of academic integrity'? What practices contribute to the establishment and maintenance of ethical cultures and how can these practices be transferred, extended to, and integrated into other research and learning settings?

Successful proposals will include a comparative dimension, either between or within institutional settings that differ along these or other factors.

CCE STEM research projects will use basic research to produce knowledge about what constitutes responsible or irresponsible, just or unjust scientific practices and sociotechnical systems, and how to best instill students with this knowledge.

Proposals for awards from minority-serving institutions (e.g. Tribal Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions), women's colleges, and institutions primarily serving persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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.  There is no limit on the number of proposals under which an organization may be included as a non-lead collaborator or sub-awardee.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The anticipated funding amount each year is $3,050,000 for an estimated 6-8 Standard Grants. The maximum award duration is 5 years.

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

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable limitations

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Fundamental Research Program for Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (FRP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-05-2014 (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: 02-04-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Science Foundation encourages the submission of industry-defined fundamental research proposals from NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) in areas of shared value to both centers and their members.  Industry-defined fundamental research broadens the scientific and engineering understanding beyond the more specific applied research interests of the industries traditionally served by the I/UCRC. Industry participation extends the scope and horizon of center research projects so as to drive innovation with industrially relevant fundamental research projects.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1 per center

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:   One proposal per PI per center.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

An anticipated funding amount of $1,600,000 subject to the availability of funds. The average award size is expected to range from $50,000 up to $200,000.

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable limitations.

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Sponsor: National Aeronautics And Space Administration (NASA)
Submission Name: Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-05-2014 (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: 01-30-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The mission of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Education is to advance high quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education across the United States. To maximize these efforts, NASA has consolidated its education activities into the Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP). MUREP supports training and development of students and faculty in STEM at targeted colleges and universities, and provides opportunities for research and education that attract and prepare increasing numbers of students for STEM careers. As an integral part of this mission, the MUREP Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO), previously University Research Centers (URC) is being established to strengthen and develop the research capacity and infrastructure of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in areas of strategic importance and value to NASA’s mission and national priorities. Overall, MIRO awards aim to promote STEM literacy and to enhance and sustain the capability of institutions to perform NASA-related research and education, which directly supports NASA’s four Mission Directorates – Aeronautics Research, Human Exploration and Space Operations, Science, and Space Technology.  Please refer to Appendix H of the announcement for agency specific goals and objectives.  In order to achieve maximum impact and success of MIRO Centers and Institutions awarded, proposals should focus on one or more of the agency goals and objectives. In addition, all proposed activities must address the requirements outlined in the appendix and in the broader EONS announcement.  Although a broad range of partnerships, teams, and collaborations are encouraged, at a minimum the proposal must include each of the following:

● At least one four-year institution of higher education (in addition to the proposing Institution); and

● At least one NASA Center.  Partnerships, teams, or collaborations with two-year institutions of higher education are strongly encouraged.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  one (1).  In addition, the Principal Investigators must meet all of the following criteria at the time that the proposal is submitted:

1. Must be a tenure or tenure-track faculty member of the lead institution if a tenure system is established. Eligible four-year Institutions that do not have a tenure track will be required to submit a letter of commitment to comply with guidance provided under section H.6.2 Summary of MIRO Grantee Responsibilities, which states that any proposed change to the Principal Investigator under the agreement is subject to NASA approval;

2. Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in an engineering, computer science, technology, mathematics, or science discipline relevant to NASA’s research needs.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Recipients of awards under this FY 2014 solicitation will be designated as NASA MIRO Group 6. Successful proposals for Group 6 will be funded as multi-year cooperative agreements. Funding for each MIRO may not exceed $1,000,000/per year for five (5) years.  Additional budget restriction apply, see full appendix for complete details.

Cost Sharing:  proposals that leverage funding through partnerships and other resources outside of NASA are required.  Specifically, proposers must demonstrate significant teams/collaborations with other institutions including members of the Space Grant Consortia, Community Colleges, Tribal Colleges, industry, non-profits, and/or other entities. The proposer should demonstrate how the proposed teams/collaborations will increase student access to research opportunities; achieve NASA goals and objectives; leverage significant sources of additional funding; and/or to obtain essential services that are not available at the proposer’s home institution. Teams/collaborations must be coordinated in advance and described in detail in the proposal.

Indirect Costs:  no restrictions apply.

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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:  11-28-2014 (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: 01-20-2015
5pm CST

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a fifth year of a program on collaborative research and education in the area of Scalable Nanomanufacturing. 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 technical 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 objectives and approaches to overcome the identified research issues.

The mode of support is Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Teams (NIRT).

Proposals submitted to this program should consider addressing aspects of the nanomanufacturing value chain:

  • Novel scalable processes and techniques for large-area or continuous manufacturing of nano-scale materials and structures and their assembly and integration into higher order systems;
  • Fundamental scientific research in well-defined technical areas that are compellingly justified as approaches to overcome critical barriers to scale-up and integration; and
  • Design principles for production systems leading to nanomanufacturing platforms; identification of metrology, instrumentation, standards and control methodologies needed for process control and to assess quality and yield.

Competitive proposals are expected to address the training and education of students in nanomanufacturing. An inter-disciplinary approach is strongly encouraged. Disciplines could range from mathematics to the physical sciences to engineering. While not required, the involvement of an industrial or small business partner or partners is encouraged. These collaborations have the potential to significantly strengthen a proposal.

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


ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

One (1).  Additionally, the Principal Investigators must be at the faculty level or equivalent. A proposal involving more than one organization must be submitted as a single proposal in which a single award is requested, with the managing principal investigator from the lead organization and subawards administered by the lead organization to any other participating organizations.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Awards will be in the range of $250,000-$375,000 per year for four years, depending on the scope of the work proposed. Grants may be awarded in a variety of sizes and durations. The total request for NSF funding for each project, for all investigators and all organizations, may not exceed $1,500,000. NSF expects to fund approximately 5-8 awards in FY 2015, depending on the quality of submissions and pending the availability of funds. Anticipated date of awards: June 2015.

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: Department Of Defense (DOD)
Submission Name: Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-24-2014 (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: 01-15-2015
3 PM CST

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This solicitation aims to (a) enhance research programs and capabilities in scientific and engineering disciplines critical to the national security functions of the DoD; (b) enhance the capacity of HBCU/MI to participate in DoD research programs and activities; and (c) increase the number of graduates, including underrepresented minorities, in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) important to the defense mission. 

Basic research proposals (also referred to as “applications”) are requested in areas of scientific interest to the Agencies. Please see the full text of BAA to identify research areas of interest to the Agencies.

Projects proposed for funding under this BAA must be for basic research. As defined by the DoD, “basic research” is systematic study directed toward greater knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications towards processes or products in mind. It includes all scientific study and experimentation directed toward increasing fundamental knowledge and understanding in those fields of the physical, engineering, environmental, life sciences, and information sciences related to long-term national security needs.

PIs are encouraged to consider innovative approaches for their research projects with a view toward enhancing the ability of their institution to develop stronger science and engineering programs that will enable the institution to participate more competitively in a variety of defense research programs, attract and retain good students by exposing them to state-of-the art research, and encouraging them to pursue careers in STEM disciplines.

Methods through which these goals can be achieved are varied and diverse. Factors such as research capabilities, facilities, and equipment are unique to each institution. Therefore, the DoD will not prescribe the structure for a research project; instead, it expects proposals to reflect the unique needs and capabilities of each respective institution.

 Projects must be conducted by a single PI working within his/her institution and include student involvement. There will be no collaborations outside the PI’s institution. Personnel, other than students, within the applicant institution who assist the PI will be identified as key personnel.

Equipment will not be funded under this BAA.


ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

An institution may not submit more than three (3) proposals under this BAA.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Each grant will be supported at a level up to $200,000 per 12-month period for a total performance period of 36 months. No applications for renewal or supplemental awards will be considered.  DoD will not consider any proposal with a budget that exceeds $600,000 in total costs for the 3-year period of performance.

Each proposal must request support for at least two—but no more than four—students. These may be undergraduate students, graduate students (including post-doctoral associates), or a combination of students at these educational levels. Student support may include full or partial tuition, stipends, fees, and other justified expenses.

Awards will be for a single-investigator research project at the applicant HBCU/MI. This does not preclude other faculty at the applicant institution from participating in the project; however, DoD will not consider a proposal that requests DoD funding for any collaborations with outside institutions or organizations.

Cost Sharing:  Cost Sharing is not required, and is not an evaluation factor.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-21-2014 (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: 01-22-2015
5 PM CST

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, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.

Each MRI proposal may request support for the acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single research instrument for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use. Development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at MRI submission-eligible organizations are encouraged.

The MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of a shared research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. The program does not fund research projects or provide ongoing support for operating or maintaining facilities or centers.

The instrument acquired or developed is expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. For the purposes of the MRI program, a proposal must be for either acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single, well-integrated instrument. The MRI program does not support the acquisition or development of a suite of instruments to outfit research laboratories or facilities, or that can be used to conduct independent research activities simultaneously.


ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Three (3) as described below.

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

To ensure a balanced instrumentation award portfolio at diverse organizations, across varied research topics, and in support of a broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce across the entire Nation, the MRI program requires that an MRI-eligible organization may, as a performing organization, submit or be included as a significantly funded1 subawardee in no more than three MRI proposals. To promote instrumentation development, the program requires that if an organization submits or is included as a significantly funded1 subawardee in three MRI proposals, at least one of the three proposals must be for (Track 2) instrument development.

NSF reserves the right to carefully examine development (Track 2) proposals to ensure that they meet the requirements for this proposal type (see Section II). If a proposal submitted as development is deemed to be an acquisition proposal either before or during the review, the proposal is subject to return without review or decline.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Proposals that request funds from NSF in the range $100,000-$4 million may be accepted from any MRI-eligible organization. Proposals that request funds from NSF less than $100,000 may also be accepted from any MRI-eligible organization 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:  Cost Sharing is required. Please see the full text of solicitation for further information.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Submission Name: Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards (ORAU-JFE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-14-2014 (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: 01-12-2015

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.

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.

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

Junior faculty members will submit their completed applications to their institution’s ORAU Councilor. The ORAU Councilor will transmit the institutional submission to ORAU.  The deadline for the 2015-16 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards program is noon EDT on Jan. 12, 2015.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  2

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Funding is provided exclusively from non-federal monies by ORAU. The award amount provided by ORAU is $5,000. The applicant’s institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000. This is a one-year grant (June 1 to May 31).  This award can include funds for faculty summer salary, graduate student salary, travel, equipment, or other assistance relevant to the faculty member’s research.

Cost Sharing:  The applicant’s institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000.

Indirect Costs:  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: Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-07-2014 (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: 01-07-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The objective of PREM is to enhance the diversity of the workplace in materials research and education by stimulating the development of formal, long-term, research and education collaborations between minority-serving colleges and universities and DMR-supported centers and facilities.

PREM awards are expected to achieve significant increases in the number and quality of interactions between faculty and students at minority-serving colleges/universities and participants from the DMR-supported centers and facilities. They should result in increasing the number of graduate materials-related degrees for underrepresented minorities and in networking and dissemination of new knowledge. NSF's commitment to broadening participation is embedded in its Strategic Plan. The report "A Framework for Action" outlines the approach (see http://www.nsf.gov/od/broadeningparticipation/bp.jsp)

Funded activities might include, but are not limited to, the development of collaborative and mutually beneficial materials research and education projects, support for graduate and undergraduate students, and exchanges of faculty and students. High school students and teachers may also participate. Of special interest to DMR are activities based on research and education connections between the participants and designed to increase the recruitment, retention and degree attainment by members of underrepresented groups in materials research. The participation of 2-year and 4-year Associate degree-granting institutions in partnership with eligible institutions may be considered for this goal (see Section IV for specific eligibility requirements). While PREM awards engage scientists in fundamental materials research, activities that encourage entrepreneurship are also of special interest to NSF, as are those that offer an international experience. Proposers are encouraged to contact NSF program staff listed in Section VIII to discuss the appropriateness of the planned activities, and check eligibility requirements.

To date, successful PREMs have a strong overlap in research focus with the partner institution, and fully integrate the partner into the research and education activities of the PREM. In addition, successful PREMs have a well-defined management structure, with active internal and external advisory committees.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Awards are anticipated to be effective in July 2015. The total anticipated funding amount in FY 2015 is approximately $3,000,000. Awards are expected to be $300,000 to $700,000 per year for up to 5 years. Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds and receipt of competitive proposals.

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54) (RFA-TR-14-00)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-17-2014 (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: 12-16-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This FOA calls for applications from medical research institutions to participate as hubs in the CTSA program.  This program includes three parts which are linked at the time of application, but will be separated at the time of award:

1)    UL1 award for a translational science hub that provides an Administrative Core and four additional components: (1) Translational Science Base; (2) Research Expertise and Methods; (3) Research Implementation and Participation; and (4) Network Resources and Optional Modules;

2)    KL2 award for mentored career development programs;

3)    TL1 award (optional) to support research training for pre- and post-doctorates.

The CTSA hubs are charged with the continuing education of translational and clinical research personnel so that they have mastered core competencies in their own discipline, and the capacity to effectively communicate and collaborate as members of multidisciplinary teams.  CTSA hubs should foster innovation in research education.  This research education may include non-degree opportunities tailored to the specific needs of the workforce at the CTSA hub, and for those involved with human subjects, lead to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification as a minimum standard.  CTSA hubs should foster team science and develop academic promotion criteria that help create a viable career path for translational scientists. The CTSA T and K programs are complementary and focus on the education of pre- and postdoctoral trainees, and on the career development of early-career translational researchers, respectively.

The NCATS CTSA program as a whole actively supports the full spectrum of clinical and translational research while encouraging flexibility for each hub to build on its own unique strengths.  To reach and maintain this goal, defined sets of capacities and resources should be present at each hub so that it can act as a qualified partner in the CTSA program, promoting an environment of quality, safety and efficiency for translational and clinical research.  CTSA hubs should be agents of continuous improvement as they identify gaps and opportunities in the research process and develop innovative solutions.  CTSA hubs should promote team science, and the development of a well-trained and skilled translational workforce. 

An additional important objective for each CTSA hub is the support of collaboration among CTSA hubs towards building a national CTSA network.  This national network will allow for the efficient planning and implementation of high-quality multi-center research, will harmonize standards and best practices, and will enhance translational research training through shared innovative curricula, mentorship programs, online courses, or “externships” to take advantage of unique learning opportunities outside of the CTSA hub.  In response to the IOM report, an enhanced CTSA program will have an increased focus on the network as a whole, and its goal to realize the promise of translational science.  Synergy within the CTSA program is likely to yield greater impact than any sum of unique, individual efforts.  Strengthening synergy will add to the justification of the nation’s investment into the CTSA program. 

It is expected that the UL1 Award PD(s)/PI(s) will be an established clinician/scientist who reports directly to an official with broad trans-institutional authority, and who personally has the authority and influence necessary to successfully promote translational and clinical research locally, partnering with internal and external stakeholders, supporting CTSA network activities as described below, fully integrating the hub into the CTSA network nationally.  This may include authority, perhaps shared with other high level institutional officials, over requisite space, clinical and translational research resources, data and privacy resources, faculty appointments, protected time, promotions, institutional review boards, contracting, budgeting for clinical research, staff qualification and certification.  In loosely coupled organizations that consist of university and hospital units, the CTSA PD(s)/PI(s) should have the authority or influence, personally or on their leadership team, to integrate these interdependent parts of the organization toward the CTSA program goals.  The CTSA PD(s)/PI(s) are each expected to commit at least two months and preferably three to six months effort to the grant regardless of whether salary is requested. Those with designated responsibility for defined programmatic areas of the CTSA program should, in general, possess the knowledge, leadership, and administrative skills and capabilities necessary to direct those programs and to speak for the CTSA institution in national forums.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1;  Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed.

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Application budgets for the U and K awards are expected to be between $4M and $10M.  Within that range, support is limited to 2.5% of total FY13 institutional NIH funding.  Budgets for the T awards are based on the number of trainees and considered separately.

Cost Sharing:  There is no cost sharing requirement under this FOA; however, indication of institutional support will be considered positively in the programmatic evaluation of applications.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (NSF 14-600)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-10-2014 (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: 12-11-2014
Preliminary proposals are due to NSF on 12/11; full proposals will be due upon sponsor request on 6/16/15.

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake significant investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or fresh approaches within disciplines. STCs may involve any area of science and engineering that NSF supports. STC investments support the NSF vision of creating and exploiting new concepts in science and engineering and providing global leadership in research and education.

Centers provide a rich environment for encouraging future scientists, engineers, and educators to take risks in pursuing discoveries and new knowledge. STCs foster excellence in education by integrating education and research, and by creating bonds between learning and inquiry so that discovery and creativity fully support the learning process.

NSF expects STCs to demonstrate leadership in the involvement of groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering at all levels (faculty, students, and postdoctoral researchers) within the Center. Centers use either proven or innovative mechanisms to address issues such as recruitment, retention and mentorship of participants from underrepresented groups.

Centers must undertake activities that facilitate knowledge transfer, i.e., the exchange of scientific and technical information with the objective of disseminating and utilizing knowledge broadly in multiple sectors. Examples of knowledge transfer include technology transfer with the intention of supporting innovation, providing key information to public policy makers, or dissemination of knowledge from one field of science to another.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  3 as the lead institution; there is no limit on the number of proposals in which an organization participates as a partner institution. The STC program will not support more than one Center from any one lead institution in this competition.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  1; A PI or co-PI on one STC proposal may not be a participant in another STC proposal.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Proposed STC annual budgets may range up to $4.0M in the first year, and thereafter $5.0M per year of NSF support. Preliminary proposals and full proposals outside this range will be ineligible and will not be reviewed or considered for support. The core budget for the Center is expected to include support for all research, education, broadening participation, and knowledge transfer activities including, if proposed, those for undergraduate students and for teachers. Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited. The expected duration of the award is five years. 

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (AMO Physics)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-10-2014 (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: 12-08-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics will be a center to advance theoretical AMO physics and lead in motivating and explaining new experimental work in AMO and other areas of science. The goal of this institute is to foster cutting edge research, serve as a focus for theoretical AMO science, and to enhance the visibility of the field. It will bring together diverse groups both inside and outside of the AMO community to promote connections leading to frontier science, while fostering a vibrant environment at all levels from student to senior investigator. Funding for the institute is designed to foster major breakthroughs at the intellectual frontier of AMO physics by providing resources beyond those available to individual investigators or small groups, in an environment in which the collective efforts of the larger group can be shown to be seminal to promoting significant progress in the science and the education of students. Although interdisciplinary aspects may be included, the bulk of the effort must fall within theoretical atomic, molecular, and optical physics within the purview of the Division of Physics. The successful institute will demonstrate: (1) the potential to advance AMO science; (2) creative, substantive activities aimed at enhancing education, diversity, and public outreach; (3) potential for broader impacts, e.g., impacts on other field(s) and benefits to society; and (4) a synergy or value-added rationale that justifies a center- or institute-like approach.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The center award is expected to be at the level of $500K-$1M/year. At most, one award is expected in FY 2015 depending upon the availability of funds and the quality of proposals received. Awards will be made for five years, with an option to apply for a 5-year renewal.

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable limitations

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Sponsor: Department Of State - Bureau Of Democracy, Human Rights And Labor (DRL)
Submission Name: DRL Internet freedom Annual Program Statement (DRLA-DRLAQM-)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-10-2014 (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: 12-05-2014
SOIs are due on 12/5/14; full proposals will be due at a later date upon sponsor invitation only.

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces the availability of funding for programs that support Internet freedom. DRL’s goal is to promote fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online through integrated support for anti-censorship and secure communications technology, advocacy, digital safety, and research. DRL invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit statements of interest (SOI) outlining program concepts that reflect this goal. 

SOIs must address one or more of five program themes:  1) Technology Expanding Open and Uncensored Access to Information and Communications; 2)  Secure Communication Technology; 3) Digital Safety;  4) Policy and Advocacy; or 5) Research and Evaluation.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  2

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Estimated floor of individual award amounts is $500,000; estimated ceiling of individual award amounts is $2,500,000.  In practice, awards in excess of $1,500,000 are uncommon.  SOIs that request more than the award ceiling or less than the award floor may be deemed technically ineligible.  DRL grants generally must be completed in one to three years.

Cost Sharing:  Not required for this program.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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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:  10-10-2014 (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: 12-03-2014
Letters of intent are required and due to NSF on 12/3/14. Full applications will be due to NSF on 1/28/15.

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 build technological, human, and service system innovation capacity. These partnerships focus on the integration of technologies into a specified human-centered smart service system with the potential to achieve transformational change in an existing service system or to spur an entirely new service system. These technologies have been inspired by existing breakthrough discoveries.

Service systems are socio-technical configurations of people, technologies, organizations, and information designed to deliver services that create and deliver value [1]. A "smart" service system is a system capable of learning, dynamic adaptation, and decision making based upon data received, transmitted, and/or processed to improve its response to a future situation. The system does so through self-detection, self-diagnosing, self-correcting, self-monitoring, self-organizing, self-replicating, or self-controlled functions. These capabilities are the result of the incorporation of technologies for sensing, actuation, coordination, communication, control, etc. The system may exhibit a sequence of features such as detection, classification, and localization that lead to an outcome occurring within a reasonable time.

PFI:BIC funds research partnerships working on projects that operate in the post-fundamental discovery space but precede being on a clear path to commercialization. These projects require additional effort to integrate the technology into a real service system with human factors considerations, which in turn might spawn additional discoveries inspired by this interaction of humans with the technology.

Partnership activities that drive sustained innovation include the targeted allocation of resources such as capital, time, and facilities; and sharing of knowledge in a cross-organizational and interdisciplinary context. The project must involve research tasks that demonstrate a highly collaborative research plan with participation of the primary industrial partner with the academic researcher during the life of the award.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  2 - Academic institutions are limited to participation on two (2) proposals as a lead institution preferably involving distinct application areas. 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.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  1; the PI cannot concurrently be a PI on more than one active PFI:BIC award; a PI who is named in a proposal in response to this program solicitation may not be named in a proposal for funding consideration in the same fiscal year to the Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research (PFI:AIR) program.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Proposers may request up to $1,000,000 from NSF for an award duration of three (3) years.

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development (BRAD) Award (G11) (PAR-14-333)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-10-2014 (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: 11-28-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development (BRAD) program is an infrastructure development initiative; its areas of emphasis include increasing institutional competency in research administration and organizational development with a focus on addressing and eliminating barriers to faculty participation in externally supported research. The program scope encompasses pre- and post-award service delivery, process development, development of competency in regulatory compliance, leadership development in research administration, certification-guided training, limited Office of Sponsored Program (OSP) staffing and training, facilitating the development of a culture of research, and faculty professional development in targeted areas such as enhancing grant-writing skills, expanding faculty competencies in state-of-the-art research methodologies.

The objectives of the BRAD program are to:

  • Facilitate the development of leadership in research administration.  In support of this objective BRAD supports:
    • Training that culminates with a certification in Research Administration for the Extramural Associate (EA) and other OSPR staff;
    • Limited OSP staffing and the development of staff training modules
  • Develop or enhance institutional administrative research support infrastructures with a focus on providing efficient, consistent, and responsive service to faculty engaged in research.  In support of this objective BRAD supports:
    • Pre-Award related service and process development
    • Post-Award related service and process development
    • Regulatory Compliance  training and program development (i.e., Institutional Review Board and Institutional Care and Animal Use review process development, etc.)
  • Promote research program development and sustainability.  In support of this objective the BRAD program supports ORSP (or similar entity) sponsorship of activities aimed at increasing faculty competitiveness for external research support, for example:
    • Needs assessments that identify and guide policy development to eliminate barriers  to research;
    • Selected faculty development activities, including short courses/workshops that focus on enhancing research related competencies and/or research productivity (i.e., research design, state-of-the-art-methodologies and techniques, granting-writing, balancing teaching and research roles, laboratory management, scientific writing, etc.).

The applicant must offer baccalaureate or advanced degrees in the sciences and meet the requirement of having received NIH research support totaling not more than $6 million per year (in both direct and F&A/indirect costs) in each of 4 or more of the last 7 years (Grants Office Note: UT Arlington does qualify).  Note that the following activity codes are excluded: C06, S10, and all activity codes starting with a G.

Domestic applicants must also have a diverse student enrollment with a significant representation of individuals from groups underrepresented in careers in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences. 

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1; Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed.

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Domestic base awards are limited to $85,000 per year (direct costs) for up to five years, of which up to $20,000 must be allocated in years 4 and 5 for sustainability initiatives.

Cost Sharing:  This FOA does not require cost sharing.

Indirect Costs:  F&A Costs are limited to 8 percent for both domestic and international applicants.

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: Strengthen Evidence Base for Maternal and Child Health Programs (HRSA-15-035)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-10-2014 (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: 11-10-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This announcement solicits applications for the “Strengthen Evidence Base for Maternal and Child Health Programs” cooperative agreement. The purpose of this program is to provide support and resources to assist State Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs in developing evidence-based or evidence-informed State Action Plans as well as in responding to the National Outcome Measures, National Performance Measures, State Performance Measures, and state-initiated Structural/Process Measures. This will facilitate the transformation of the MCH Title V Block Grant program.

The activities funded under the cooperative agreement will aim to accomplish the following six goals: (1) Convene a Team of Experts who have specialty background and experience related to the topical areas addressed in the National Performance Measures such as medical home or children with special health care needs; (2) Provide a critical review of the evidence of effectiveness of possible strategies to address National Outcome Measures, National Performance Measures, State Performance Measures, and state-initiated Structural/Process Measures via the Team of Experts; (3) Provide ongoing consultation to state Title V MCH programs via the Team of Experts, to support the State’s development of evidence-based or evidence-informed State Action Plans; (4) Develop web-based supports and resources for State Title V (MCH) programs; (5) Establish an online platform for sharing best practices called a “Community of Practice,” which will facilitate communication and information-sharing on topics regarding the emerging needs of Title V state and discretionary grantees for implementing the Title V MCH Block Grant Transformation process; and (6) Maintain and enhance a MCH digital library to facilitate access to historical and current MCH documents from the establishment of the Children’s Bureau in 1912 to the enactment of Title V of the Social Security Act in 1935 and other significant documents published thereafter.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $550,000 per year (this includes both direct and indirect costs). The project period is three (3) years.

Cost Sharing:  Cost sharing/matching is not required for this program.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: Partnership for State Title V Maternal and Child Health Leadership Community Cooperative Agreement (HRSA-15-071)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-03-2014 (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: 11-03-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to support an organization focusing on MCH to improve public health programs and the delivery of MCH services and assure optimal alignment with the transformed Title V MCH Services Block Grant program. The awardee will support efforts of State Title V MCH programs, led by State MCH and Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Directors, to improve the health of all mothers and children by assisting States in developing, implementing, and sustaining public health programs and a comprehensive system of care for the delivery of MCH services that are well aligned with the transformed Title V MCH Services Block Grant. In addition, the awardee will support efforts of State Title V MCH Services Block Grant programs related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including outreach and enrollment, tracking improvements from coverage to care to systems, and developing an “early warning system” for ACA-related issues in MCH.

Applications for the Partnership for State Title V MCH Leadership Community Cooperative Agreement must address the following four goals:

1. Assist and support State MCH and CSHCN Directors in improving MCH outcomes;

2. Serve as an effective voice in communicating the importance of MCH issues;

3. Develop strong partnerships and collaborations with other national partners to advance MCH priorities; and

4. Facilitate development of a highly skilled MCH workforce, including State MCH leaders and staff, family leaders, and youth leaders.

This funding will assist in providing an effective link between the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), State Title V MCH programs, and MCH-related organizations at the national level to improve each State’s ability to demonstrate the impact and value of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Applicants responding to this announcement may request funding for a project period of up to five (5) years, at no more than $1,537,500 per year.

Cost Sharing:  Cost sharing/matching is not required for this program.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: Artplace America (ArtPlace)
Submission Name: National Grants Program (NGP-Art)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-03-2014 (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: 11-03-2014
Letters of intent are required and due to ArtPlace on 11/3/14. Full applications will be due to ArtPlace in February 2015.

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Grants Program is one of several ArtPlace  programs designed to invest in creative placemaking projects that involve cross-sector partners committed to strengthening the social, physical, and economic fabric of their communities. ArtPlace America sees its role as providing support for projects that lead through the arts/artists, integrate with a community’s economic development and revitalization strategies, and have the potential to attract additional support. We want to learn alongside those doing this work and actively seek to build a portfolio that is a microcosm of the varied placemaking strategies used across the United States. We will share lessons learned as broadly as possible.

This national grants program supports projects across the country. Several of ArtPlace’s foundation partners have deep commitments to their local and regional communities and have provided funding specifically to ensure grants are made in communities of all sizes in Alaska, California, and Minnesota; for rural communities throughout Arizona, Iowa, the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin; and for the cities of Akron, OH; Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, MA; Charlotte, NC; Detroit, MI; Macon, GA; Miami, FL; Greater Philadelphia, PA; San Jose, CA; and St. Paul, MN. Several funders are also interested in ensuring the participation and representation of folk and traditional arts, Native American arts, and the performing arts.

Approximately 50% of the $10 million to be disbursed in 2015 is restricted to the above communities and/or artistic disciplines. In an effort to support the broad spectrum of creative placemaking practices across the United States, ArtPlace is particularly interested in projects from states in which it has not yet granted including Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

ArtPlace America generally awards grants that range between $50,000-$500,000 to organizations, initiatives and communities of all sizes.

Cost Sharing:  There is no required match for the ArtPlace America National Grants Program. Despite not requiring a match, ArtPlace values projects that are able to leverage additional federal, regional, and local public/private funding

Indirect Costs:  Funding for administrative costs is allowed, but ArtPlace America restricts administrative costs to 12.5% of the total project request/award.

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Sponsor: New York Academy Of Sciences - Blavatnik Foundation (Blavatnik)
Submission Name: 2015 Blavatnik Awards National Competition (Blavatnik-NA)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-01-2014 (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: 11-25-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The national faculty competition of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists recognizes the country’s most promising young faculty-rank scientists and engineers in the disciplinary categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.

One Blavatnik Laureate from each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds and be published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences on the topic for which he/she is being honored.

The national awards will be conferred at a ceremony held in the fall of 2015 in New York City.

Institutional nominations for the national faculty competition must be submitted by the institution’s President, Provost, or the President’s official designee. Each institution may nominate up to three candidates per year, one in each disciplinary category (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry).

To be eligible, a nominee must:

  • Have been born in or after 1973.
  • Have earned a doctoral degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.).
  • Currently hold a faculty-rank position at an invited institution in the United States.
  • Have made significant research contributions to the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and/or chemistry during his/her independent career as a principal investigator.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  3 - one in each disciplinary category (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry).

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Every year, one nominee in each category will be named a Blavatnik Laureate and awarded $250,000 in unrestricted funds.

Cost Sharing:  Not required for this program.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Management and Operation of the Gemini Observatory (NSF-GEMINI)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-26-2014 (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: 11-28-2014
Letters of intent are required and are due on 11/28/14. Full proposals will be due 2/27/15.

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Proposals are solicited to manage and operate the Gemini Observatory through a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Gemini Observatory is an international collaboration currently consisting of the funding partners of the U.S., Canada, Australia, Brazil, and Argentina, as well as host institutions in Chile and Hawaii. The Gemini Partnership operates twin optical/infrared optimized 8 m diameter telescopes on the superb sites of Mauna Kea, Hawaii and Cerro Pachón, Chile, providing large light-collecting areas, exquisite image quality, high infrared transparency (especially at Mauna Kea), agile and efficient scheduling queues, access to the entire sky, and well-developed infrastructures. Gemini North and Gemini South have carried out scientific operations since 2000 and 2001, respectively, addressing fundamental scientific questions with new observational and operational techniques.

According to terms set forth in the Gemini Agreement, the appointment of the managing organization for Gemini includes review and approval by the partners. Funding is accomplished through a cooperative agreement (CA) between the NSF and the managing organization. The Awardee resulting from this solicitation will serve as the managing organization, as defined in the Gemini Agreement.

The Awardee will work closely with NSF and the scientific community to ensure that the Gemini Observatory continues to support, sustain and advance frontier science as enabled by Gemini’s unique research capabilities and as promoted through a culture of excellence. In cooperation with NSF and within available resources, Gemini will plan and execute a viable, coherent and inclusive program of research and education, consistent with the objectives and priorities of the scientific community. The Awardee will manage facilities and equipment provided by NSF, will provide and develop additional equipment as necessary to fulfill the approved programmatic scope, and will provide support and technical personnel to manage the Gemini Observatory as a well-integrated research and education facility.

Proposals should describe how the proposing institution(s) will provide observing capabilities and access to the resulting scientific data; facilitate an integrated program of research, education, training and outreach; maintain instruments, facilities and infrastructure; manage and develop a skilled and diverse workforce; and establish appropriate relationships with universities, industry, private organizations and the international community to support the mission of the Observatory.

The successful proposal will be awarded as a cooperative agreement(s) with a duration of six (6) years beginning January 1, 2017.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The first year’s operations and maintenance budget should equal the anticipated O&M total contributions of $28,172,000, while CY2017 contributions to instrument development can be assumed to be equivalent to $4,000,000, made in the form of funds and/or in-kind partner contributions and developments. Subsequent years should be escalated by 3.0% per year, as described in Section III. A cumulative budget for the six-year award period will automatically be provided in FastLane and Grants.gov.  See full announcement text for additional budgetary instructions.

Cost Sharing:  Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
Submission Name: Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship (Koppitz Fell)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-26-2014 (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: 11-15-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship Program provides fellowships and scholarships for graduate student research in the area of child psychology.

APF supports original, innovative research and projects. Although APF favors unique, independent work, the Foundation does fund derivative projects that are part of larger studies.

Program Goals:

The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship Program:

  • Nurtures excellent young scholars for careers in areas of psychology, such as child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational, and developmental psychopathology
  • Supports scholarly work contributing to the advancement of knowledge in these areas

Funding Specifics

  • Several fellowships of up to $25,000 each
  • Support for one year only
  • Only one application accepted from any one institution in any given year
  • Tuition waiver/coverage from home institution

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Fellowships are granted for a period of up to one year for up to $25,000.

Cost Sharing:  Home institutions are required to waive or otherwise cover the costs for the student’s tuition for the duration of the fellowship.  Graduate students must obtain required internal approvals for the cost-shared tuition before the application is submitted to the sponsor.

Indirect Costs:  APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs. Applicants may use grant monies for direct administrative costs of their proposed project.

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Sponsor: Institute Of Museum And Library Services (IMLS)
Submission Name: National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-Librarie)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-26-2014 (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: 10-14-2014
Preliminary proposals are due to the sponsor on 10/14; full proposals will be due upon sponsor request only on January 15, 2015.

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) support projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.

For the October NLG deadline, we will accept applications under three project categories/funding priorities:

  • National digital platform
  • Learning spaces in libraries
  • STEM learning in libraries

We are particularly interested in proposals that explore the following issues:

  • What will move library and archival services in the United States forward?
  • What will help libraries and archives make decisions about their own investments in these areas?
  • What knowledge, capacity, functions or infrastructure can libraries and archives share?

The funding categories are: Project Grant, Collaborative Planning Grant, Research or National Forum Grant. Your application must designate one of these funding categories. The same proposal may not be submitted under more than one category. An institution may submit only one proposal.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The award amount limitations are as follows:

• Project Grants: to be negotiated

• Research Grants: to be negotiated

• Planning Grants: up to $50,000

• National Forum Grants: up to $100,000

Cost Sharing:  In order to receive a NLG-Libraries grant, you must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of the grant. Cost sharing is not expected for research projects, or for applications for grants under $250,000, and will not be considered in the review of the application.

Indirect Costs:  Planning grant proposals may not include indirect costs.  All other types of proposals have no indirect cost restrictions.  

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Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Submission Name: High Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (RFA R-15-HIH)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-19-2014 (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: 11-17-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) seeks applications from eligible organizations for the High-Impact, High-Risk Research Awards grant mechanism 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.  

The goal of this award mechanism is to fund uncommonly great ideas that merit the opportunity to acquire
preliminary data. There should be reasons for the idea to be plausible, but CPRIT acknowledges that most of the selected projects will ultimately fail to meet their primary goals. The rare proposals that succeed will be of sufficient importance to justify this program. Applications may address any research topic related to cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection, screening, or treatment.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  2

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  1 application per PI, with only 1 Co-PI per application; collaborators who do not reside in Texas are not eligible to receive CPRIT funds

BUDGETARY 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.

Cost Sharing:  Texas law requires that prior to disbursement of CPRIT grant funds, the award recipient must demonstrate that it has an amount of funds equal to one-half of the CPRIT funding dedicated to the research that is the subject of the 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: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Submission Name: Core Facilities Support Awards (RFA R-15-CFS)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-19-2014 (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: 11-17-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Core Facility Support Awards seek to facilitate the development or improvement of core facilities that will provide valuable services to support and enhance scientifically meritorious cancer research projects. A user group of Texas-based investigators must be identified, each of whom should have supported cancer research projects that will make use of the requested facility. This requirement is not intended to exclude early career–stage investigators who have not yet secured peer-reviewed grant support. Successful applicants should be working in a research environment capable of supporting potentially high-impact cancer studies.

CPRIT expects outcomes of supported activities to directly and indirectly benefit subsequent cancer research efforts, cancer public health policy, or the continuum of cancer care—from prevention to survivorship. To fulfill this vision, applications may address any topic or issue related to cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection or screening, treatment, cure, or quality of life. This award provides cancer researchers access to appropriate research infrastructure, instrumentation, and technical expertise necessary to achieve their research objectives. A wide variety of facilities can be supported, including, but not limited to, chemistry, high-throughput screening, biomedical imaging, proteomics, protein structure, molecular biology, genomics, metabolomics, animal physiology/metabolism, cell sorting, bioengineering, clinical research support, bioinformatics, and the like. Funds may be requested to develop a new facility or to enhance the capabilities of an existing facility that will directly support and impact cancer research programs at the institution and in the region.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  1; No Co-PIs are permitted for this opportunity.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The maximum duration for this award mechanism is 5 years. Applicants may request a maximum of $3,000,000 in total costs for the first 2 years and up to $1,000,000 in total costs for each subsequent year. Exceptions to these limits may be granted, but only if exceptionally well justified. Allowable expenses include the cost of instruments (preferably expended in the first 2 years), installation and/or necessary renovation expenses in the first year (installation/renovation expenses not to exceed 10 percent of the total first-year request), and maintenance/service contracts. Installation/renovation expenses can be requested in the first year only. Equipment should be purchased within the first 2 years. In addition, applicants may request salary support and fringe benefits for the facility director, data analysts, and technical staff; travel to scientific/technical meetings or collaborating institutions is also an allowable expense for these individuals. All of these costs and expenses must be prorated for direct use in cancer research efforts.

Cost Sharing:  Texas law requires that prior to disbursement of CPRIT grant funds, the award recipient must demonstrate that it has an amount of funds equal to one-half of the CPRIT funding dedicated to the research that is the subject of the award.

Indirect Costs:  Texas law limits the amount of grant funds that may be spent on indirect costs to no more than 5 percent of the total award amount (calculated at 5.263 percent of the direct costs).

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (2015 - 2019) (NHERI)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-19-2014 (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: 11-06-2014
Letters of intent are required and due to NSF on 11/6/14. Full applications will be due to NSF on 12/3/14..

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This solicitation will establish operations of the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) for 2015 - 2019. NHERI is the next generation of National Science Foundation (NSF) support for a natural hazards engineering research large facility, replacing the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES). NEES was established by NSF as a distributed, multi-user, national research infrastructure for earthquake engineering through a facility construction phase during 2000 - 2004, followed by operations of this infrastructure to support research, innovation, and education activities from October 2004 through September 2014.

During 2015 - 2019, NHERI will be a distributed, multi-user, national facility to provide the natural hazards engineering community with access to research infrastructure (earthquake and wind engineering experimental facilities, cyberinfrastructure, computational modeling and simulation tools, and research data), coupled with education and community outreach activities. NHERI will enable research and educational advances that can contribute knowledge and innovation for the nation's civil infrastructure and communities to prevent natural hazard events from becoming societal disasters.

NHERI will consist of the following components, established through up to ten individual awards:

  1.  Network Coordination Office (one award),
  2.  Cyberinfrastructure (one award),
  3.  Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (one award), and
  4.   Experimental Facilities for earthquake engineering and wind engineering research (up to seven awards, including one award for a Post-Disaster, Rapid Response Research Facility).

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  2;  An academic institution may submit up to two proposals as the lead institution, but may not submit more than one proposal as the lead institution in any one of the above four proposal categories.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  1; An individual may appear as Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI in no more than one proposal submitted in response to the full proposal deadline. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that no individual is listed as PI or co-PI in more than one proposal. If an individual is included as PI or co-PI in two or more proposals submitted by the full proposal deadline, then the first proposal submitted, based on the FastLane system time stamp, will be deemed the one allowable submission. All subsequent proposals that include the individual as PI or co-PI will be returned without review.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The anticipated amount of annual support differs for each subject topic; please see the table in section III. Award Information of the full funding opportunity announcement for details.  Each project type is subject to a total award amount between $500,000 and $2,700,000 per year as indicated in the table. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Cost Sharing:  Inclusion of voluntary cost sharing is prohibited.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Hazmat Training at DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex (UH4) (RFA-ES-14-00)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-12-2014 (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: 11-06-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) invites applications for cooperative agreements to support the development of model programs for the training and education of workers engaged in activities related to hazardous materials and waste generation, removal, containment, transportation and emergency response within the Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Weapons Complex.

The major objective of this funding opportunity announcement is to prevent work-related harm by assisting in the training and education of workers in the DOE nuclear weapons complex. Safety and health training will transmit skills and knowledge to workers in how best to protect themselves and their communities from exposure to hazardous materials encountered during hazardous waste operations, facility decommissioning and decontamination, hazardous materials transportation, environmental restoration of contaminated facilities or chemical emergency response. Currently, tens of thousands of DOE employees require safety and health training to help reduce the risk of their being exposed in the course of their work to hazardous materials and hazardous waste products. One effort to enhance training capabilities at these sites has been through the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Training Program (WTP).

A major goal of this program is to provide assistance to organizations in developing their institutional competency to provide appropriate model training and education programs to hazardous materials and waste workers in the DOE nuclear weapons complex. Both NIEHS and DOE recognize the importance of effectively managing training resources to maintain and improve federal and contractor workforce competencies. Proper use of resources will result in federal and contractor employees who are highly skilled and capable of carrying out our critical missions in a safe and reliable manner consistent with recognized standards of excellence. Continuing improvements will assist in planning and conduct of training programs to ensure that these programs are closely aligned with mission priorities and administered efficiently.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

A new applicant may request a budget for direct costs of up to $700,000 for the first year.  The maximum project period is 5 years. 

Cost Sharing:  Not required for this program.

Indirect Costs:  Allowable indirect costs for this program are limited to 8% of a modified indirect cost base which excludes amounts over the first $25,000 for each consortia agreement, equipment costs, and tuition and related trainee fees.

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Sponsor: The Greenwall Foundation (TGF)
Submission Name: Faculty Scholars Program (FSP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-12-2014 (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: 11-03-2014
LOI is due on 11/3; full applications will be due 1/30 upon sponsor request

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research.  Each year three Greenwall Faculty Scholars are selected to receive 50 percent salary support for three years to enable them to develop their research program.

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical care, biomedical research, and public policy.

Scholars and Alumni/ae attend twice-yearly meetings, where they present their work in progress, receive feedback and mentoring from the Faculty Scholars Program Committee and other Scholars, and have the opportunity to develop collaborations with other researchers.  The ongoing involvement of Alumni/ae with the Program provides them ongoing opportunities for professional development and feedback and engages them in mentoring of younger Scholars.

The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by Scholars and Alumni/ae.

Applicants must be junior faculty members holding at least a 60% appointment in a tenure series at a university or non-profit research institute in the U.S. Priority will be given to applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure, who have not received a comparable career development award, and whose work will have an impact on public policy, biomedical research, or clinical practice.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  2 applications per University

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The award supports 50% of a Scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years, up to the NIH salary cap, with 10% institutional costs for the salary and benefits. In addition, we provide $5,000 each year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs are provided for these items).

Cost Sharing:  This announcement does not require cost sharing or matching.

Indirect Costs:  Indirect Cost (IDC) is limited to 10% of the faculty member’s salary and benefits.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (IUSE-RED)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-05-2014 (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: 10-28-2014
Letters of intent are required and due to NSF on 10/28/14. Full applications will be due to NSF on 11/26/14.

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

In FY 2015 the new Professional Formation of Engineers initiative in ENG is launching a pilot program aligned with the IUSE framework: Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (herein referred to as RED), in partnership with the Directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and Education and Human Resources (EHR). This funding opportunity enables engineering departments to lead the nation by successfully achieving significant sustainable changes necessary to overcome long-standing issues in their undergraduate programs and educate inclusive communities of engineering students prepared to solve 21st century challenges. Computer science departments, whether administratively located in or outside an engineering program, are included in RED, as they share the same challenges as traditional engineering departments. (Note: “Engineering departments” in this solicitation will refer to engineering and computer science departments.)

Even as demographic and regional socio-economic factors affect departments in unique ways, there are certain tenets of sustainable change that are common across institutions. For instance, the development and engagement of the entire faculty within a department are paramount to the process, and they must be incentivized. Departmental cultural barriers to inclusion of students and faculty from different backgrounds must be identified and addressed. Finally, coherent technical and professional threads must be developed and woven across the four years, especially (1) in the core technical courses of the middle two years, (2) in internship opportunities in the private and public sectors, and (3) in research opportunities with faculty. These and other threads aim to ensure that students develop deep knowledge in their discipline more effectively and meaningfully, while at the same time, aim to build their capacities for 21st Century and “T-shaped” professional skills, including design, leadership, communication, understanding historical and contemporary social contexts, lifelong learning, creativity, entrepreneurship, and teamwork. It is hoped that, over time, the awardees of this program will create knowledge concerning sustainable change in engineering and computer science education that can be scaled and adopted nationally across a wide variety of academic institutions.

Note: Because it addresses undergraduate engineering education, the Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) funding opportunity is offered in alignment with the NSF-wide undergraduate STEM education initiative, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE). More information about IUSE can be found in the Introduction of this solicitation.

The Principal Investigator(s) must be a department chair/head (or equivalent) to establish institutional accountability. Additionally, there must be a RED team that includes (at a minimum) an expert in engineering education or computer science education research, who can ground the research plan in the literature, and a social science expert who can evaluate department dynamics and monitor change processes. The social scientist must have expertise to advise on strategies for developing a culture of change and on strategies for creating meaningful collective ownership of the effort among faculty, students, and staff.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  2

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Five to ten awards will be made, each in an amount from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 total for a duration of up to 60 months. Estimated program budget, number of awards, and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds and the quality of proposals received.

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Partnerships for International Research and Education (Lead Institution) (PIRE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-05-2014 (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: 10-21-2014
LOI is due on 10/21; full applications are allowed only via sponsor request and will be due on 5/15/2015.

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Recognizing the value of international partnerships in addressing critical science and engineering questions, NSF established the Partnerships in International Research and Education (PIRE) program in 2005. PIRE is an NSF-wide program that supports fundamental, international research and education in physical, living, human, and engineered systems. PIRE awards enable research at the leading edge of science and engineering by facilitating partnerships with others nationally and internationally, by educating and preparing a diverse, world-class STEM workforce, and by fostering institutional capacity for international collaboration. This agenda is designed to encourage high-risk/high-reward activities and the pursuit of potentially transformative ideas.

International engagement will be critical to keeping the U.S. globally competitive at the frontiers of knowledge. As science and engineering expertise and infrastructure advance across the globe, it is expected that the U.S. will increasingly benefit from international collaborations and a globally engaged workforce leading to transformational science and engineering breakthroughs. Therefore, PIRE will promote cooperation among scientists and engineers from all nations, and will fund international collaborative activities through all areas of research supported by the NSF. NSF PIRE is also working with counterpart funding agencies to lower barriers to international collaboration for U.S scientists, engineers and students, and to encourage jointly funded, bilateral and multilateral projects.

This fifth round of the PIRE competition will be open to all areas of science and engineering research which are supported by the NSF (including Education research). Interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged.

A. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

1.    Support excellence in science and engineering research and education through international collaboration.

2.    Promote opportunities where international collaboration can provide unique advantages of scope, scale, flexibility, expertise, facilities, or access to phenomena, enabling advances that could not occur otherwise.

3.    Engage and share resources and research infrastructure within and across institutions to build strong international partnerships.

4.    Create and promote opportunities for students and early career researchers to participate in substantive international research experiences.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: A single organization may submit one preliminary proposal as the lead institution. Full proposals will be accepted by invitation only. There is no limit on the number of proposals in which an institution can participate as a partner.

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Estimated number of awards is 10-15 pending availability of funds.  It is anticipated that $10,000,000 to $15,000,000 will be available annually, for all awards, pending the availability of funds; the average award size is expected to be approximately $4 million over 5 years.

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

Indirect Costs:  No restrictions on indirect costs are noted, but the announcement encourages applicants to explore the use of off-campus indirect cost rates whenever appropriate.

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Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Submission Name: ORAU/ORNL High Performance Computing (HPC) Grants (ORAU-HPC)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-05-2014 (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: 10-03-2014
Formal call for proposals has now been issued with a sponsor deadline date of 10/3.

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

***Because this announcement is only available behind the Member's Only section of ORAU's website which is password protected, please email preaward@uta.edu to obtain a full copy of the funding opportunity announcement.***

A Call for Proposals has been announced for the 2015 ORAU/ORNL High Performance Computing Grant Program. ORAU plans to award two new grants for FY 2015.

The FY 2015 Call for Proposals is similar to the FY 2013 program except for the grant period and total potential funding. The grants will be for two years at $25,000 each year for a total funding of $50,000 over the grant period. Proposals must represent a collaboration between an ORAU member institution faculty member and an ORNL research staff member listed as a principal investigator on one of the ORNL FY 2015 LDRD Research Projects.

These research projects are aligned with ORNL’s major leadership positions in Neutron Science and Technology, Computing and Computational Science, Advanced Materials, and Nuclear Science and Engineering. The joint HPC proposals should focus on filling gaps and addressing opportunities in support of ORNL’s Science & Technology Laboratory Agenda, which includes the following nine focus areas:

  • Integrated Energy Systems
  • Science and Informatics for Energy and Urban Infrastructure
  • Science for Transformational National Security Capabilities
  • Next Generation Neutron Source and Instrumentation
  • Computer Science and Math for Exascale Computing
  • Materials by Design
  • Integrated Studies of Complex Biological Systems
  • Transformational Nuclear science and Technology
  • Discovery Science and Innovation

The proposal must be endorsed and submitted by UT Arlington’s ORAU Councilor, and is due to ORAU by noon EDT on 10/3/14.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

$50,000 grant ($25,000 per year) for up to two years. The grant is paid in a lump sum each year if research outcomes merit the continuation of funding.  The program funds may only be used for directly applicable costs/expenses related to a faculty-student team performing research using ORNL computing resources, preferably onsite in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Cost Sharing:  Not required for this program.

Indirect Costs:  Overhead charges or other indirect costs are not to be paid with program funds.

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Sponsor: Center For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)
Submission Name: Agricultural, Forestry and Fishing Safety and Health Research (U01) (PAR-14-175)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-29-2014 (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: 10-31-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Agriculture, forestry and fishing continue to rank among the most hazardous industries in the US. (National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries) Data for 2005-2009, indicate that overall fatality rates for workers in agriculture (farming, ranching, forestry, logging and fishing) continue to be at least 6-10 times greater than U.S. workers in general. Fatality rates for parts of these industries (commercial fishing, logging) are often much higher than U.S. workers in general. Overall fatality rates in agriculture typically exceed those for occupations traditionally known as dangerous, such as mining and construction.

Farmers and agricultural workers are also at high risk for nonfatal injuries, work-related lung diseases, noise-induced hearing loss, skin diseases, and certain cancers associated with chemical use and prolonged sun exposure. Farming is one of the few industries in which families (who often share the work and live on the premises) are also at risk for injuries, illness, and death.

Logging in particular has consistently been one of the most hazardous industries in the US. In 2008, the logging industry employed 86,000 workers, and accounted for 93 deaths which resulted in a fatality rate of 108.1 deaths per 100,000 workers. This rate is over 30 times higher than the overall fatality rate in the US in 2008 (3.5 deaths per 100,000). This excessive risk for fatal work injuries points to a need for prioritizing surveillance, research and intervention programs to make this industry less hazardous.

The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to further our understanding of the risks and conditions associated with forestry or logging related occupational diseases and injuries, to explore methods for reducing risks and for preventing or minimizing exposure to hazardous conditions in the these work environments, and to translate significant scientific findings into prevention practices and products that will effectively reduce work-related illnesses and injuries in this area.  In addition, this cooperative agreement aims to enhance our knowledge about the effectiveness of existing interventions and the best ways to disseminate, diffuse, and translate proven interventions to benefit workers in the AgFF sector, in particular our ability to address the unique needs of vulnerable workers.

As defined in the NORA AgFF Strategic Plan, vulnerable workers are those who experience disproportionate rates of occupational injuries and illnesses within the AgFF Sector because of social or physiological factors which can lead to increased workplace exposures and/or individual susceptibilities. For many workers, vulnerability is multi-factorial and may change during the worker’s career. Appropriate interventions require an understanding of the factors that alter the vulnerability of workers in the AgFF Sector. Examples of AgFF Sector worker populations that may be considered vulnerable because of these social and physiologic factors include: recent immigrants and Latino workers, younger workers, older workers, physically- or cognitively-disabled workers, and unpaid family workers.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Maximum amount (total costs: includes both direct and indirect costs) available per award is $275,000 per year for three years.

Cost Sharing:  Not required for this program.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13) (PAR-12-102)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-15-2014 (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: 10-17-2014

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.

For purposes of this award, community organizations are defined as organizations that (1) have a documented (e.g., mission statement) interest in improving the health of the relevant community and (2) have a history (3 years or more) of serving the health needs and interests of the relevant community.

A conference grant application is required to contain a permission-to-submit letter from the Scientific/Research Contact listed in Section VII. Agency Contacts. Applicants are urged to initiate contact well in advance of the chosen application receipt date and no later than 4 weeks before that date.  Please note that agreement to accept an application does not guarantee funding. 

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Applicants may request direct costs of up to $30,000 per year for up to three years. Facilities & Administrative (F&A) costs are not allowed costs.

Cost Sharing:  This FOA does not require cost sharing.

Indirect Costs:  Indirect costs are not allowed on this submission.

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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:  08-15-2014 (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: 10-17-2014

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 LIMITS:

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 or Co-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:

Budgets for TCN proposals should reflect the scope of work proposed and should not exceed four years in duration. Budgets for PEN proposals may be up to $175,000 and may be from 1 to 3 years in duration. The budget justification for both TCN and PEN proposals should include an estimate of the cost per specimen for digitization. PEN proposals must include in their budget the costs of travel to PI meetings of the existing network and travel to iDigBio ONCE during the first year of the project.

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable limitations

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Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Submission Name: ORAU Travel Grants Program (ORAU-TRAVEL)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-15-2014 (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: 09-30-2014
There is no "hard deadline" date from the sponsor for this submission; each ORAU Institution is limited to two requests within ORAU’s fiscal year (October 1 – September 30).

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Faculty members can request up to $800 to facilitate travel. Criteria for decisions to award travel grants include:

•  Potential engagement of others, especially students

•  Probability of a long-term collaboration

•  New collaboration (proposed partners have no strong current ties)

•  Well-defined outcome(s), such as a proposal to an identified opportunity, a white paper in anticipation of future funding, or a publication as a result of data collected during the visit.

Applications must be for travel to collaborate with researchers at ORNL, Y-12, ORAU laboratories or work sites, or another ORAU institution. This program is not intended to support travel to work with current collaborations or to interact with potential collaborators at locations other than their laboratories, such as conferences. Please note that requests must comply with federal travel expenditure guidelines. 

Applications must be submitted BEFORE the travel takes place (no grants will be awarded after the fact).

PLEASE NOTE:  An email from UTA's ORAU Councilor endorsing the application is required as a component for this submission.  If your pre-proposal is selected to move forward, your Pre-Award Specialist will refer you to the appropriate person from whom you may request the letter of endorsement.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  Each ORAU Institution is limited to two requests within ORAU’s fiscal year (October 1 – September 30).

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Faculty members can request up to $800 to facilitate travel.  Grants may only be used to cover either transportation expenses (train, plane, bus or other) or accommodation expenses.  Other travel-related expenses, such as food, will not be reimbursed.  Travel must be completed by September 30 (the end of ORAU’s fiscal year.)

Cost Sharing:  Not required for this program.

Indirect Costs:  ORAU does not allow overhead charges or indirect costs on the award from ORAU.

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Sponsor: National Institute Of Standards And Technology (NIST)
Submission Name: NIST Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program, Planning Awards (NIST AMTECH)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-08-2014 (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: 09-05-2014
Preapplications must be received by 9/5/14; Full applications will be due on 10/31/14 upon sponsor request..

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

NIST is soliciting applications for Planning Awards from eligible applicants to establish new and strengthen existing industry-driven consortia that identify and support basic and applied research on long term, pre-competitive and enabling technology development for advanced manufacturing. These consortia address major technological barriers that inhibit the growth of advanced manufacturing in the U.S.; identify and prioritize research projects supporting long term industrial research needs; engage in a range of eligible activities including but not limited to creating new or updating industry-driven, shared-vision technology roadmaps; and catalyze the development of a technology infrastructure and American excellence in advanced manufacturing.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit of Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

NIST plans that approximately $5.6 million may be available in total from FY 2014 appropriations to fund the total number of projects of up to approximately two (2) years in duration, in the range of approximately $250,000 to $500,000 total federal funding per project, subject to the availability of funds. Individual projects less than $250,000 will also be considered.

Cost Sharing:  Not required for this program.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions on indirect costs.

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Sponsor: Department of Energy  (DOE)
Submission Name: Resilience for Extreme Scale Supercomputing Systems (DE-FOA-00010)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-08-2014 (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: 08-27-2014
Pre-Applications are required and are due to sponsor on 8/27. Full applications will be due on 11/3/14 upon sponsor request..

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) in the Office of Science (SC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), hereby invites proposals for basic research that significantly improves the resiliency of scientific applications in the context of emerging architectures for extreme scale computing platforms.

The next-generation of scientific discovery will be enabled by research developments that can effectively harness significant or disruptive advances in computing technology. Applications running on extreme scale computing systems will generate results with orders of magnitude higher resolution and fidelity, achieving a time-to-solution significantly shorter than possible with today’s high performance computing platforms. However, indications are that these new systems will experience hard and soft errors with increasing frequency, necessitating research to develop new approaches to resilience that enable applications to run efficiently to completion in a timely manner and achieve correct results. Of interest are proposals that address challenges in the following topics:

1. Fault Detection and Categorization

2. Fault Mitigation

3. Anomaly Detection and Fault Avoidance

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  Each Senior Person (Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, and/or other senior researchers who contribute to the intellectual content of a proposal) may participate in at most two proposals.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Maximum total award amount is $1,250,000 per project for the anticipated three year period, including any and all collaborators.  Suggested minimum award: $100,000 for university PI collaborating with a DOE national laboratory as part of a larger project. $300,000 is the expected minimum project size.

Cost Sharing:  Not required for this program.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions on indirect costs.

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Sponsor: The Department Of Homeland Security (DHS)
Submission Name: DHS S&T Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center of Excellence – Center Lead (CIRC)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-01-2014 (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 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs (OUP) requests applications from U.S. colleges and universities to serve as a lead institution for a Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center of Excellence (CIRC). OUP is also posting a separate FOA for eligible applicants to submit single project proposals for consideration as a partner to this Center of Excellence (COE). Please see FOA Number DHS-14-ST-061-COE-CIRC-001B or CDFA #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 Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center.

The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center (CIRC) will conduct research and education to enhance the resiliency of the Nation’s critical infrastructures and the businesses and public entities that own and operate those assets and systems. The research will provide a better understanding of the complex business of risk management in the context of potential catastrophic disruptions to infrastructure operations. DHS expects this Center to develop tools and analyses that infrastructures owners and operators and policy makers can use to increase the resilience of critical infrastructures. This Center will also conduct research on how infrastructure may evolve, how commerce may impact this evolution, and how resiliency may be built into future infrastructure environments.

The Center must be led by an accredited U.S. academic research institution experienced in studying firms, industries, or public utilities. The proposed Center team should include, as appropriate, representatives of the cyber security community, public and private sector partners that manage major critical infrastructures, small firms, state and municipal governments, public utilities, regional governments and organizations, civic organizations, and nonprofits. Successful applicants will propose an integrated science, engineering, public policy, and business research and workforce development program plan that incorporates creative and insightful approaches to meeting the Center’s and DHS’s goals.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1 application for Center Lead from any single University

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Application budgets are limited to $4,000,000 (Subject to availability of funds) per year for 5 years.

Cost Sharing:  This announcement does not require cost sharing or matching. However, the ability to extend the reach of DHS funds for research and education in support of its mission is an important consideration for DHS.

Indirect Costs:  Indirect Cost (IDC) is allowable by the recipient and sub-recipients.

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Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Submission Name: Summer Stipends (NEH)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-30-2014 (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: 09-30-2014

Program Information:

 

PURPOSE:

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.  Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.  Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.  Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.  Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars. Organizations are not eligible to apply.

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: EarthScope National Office (ESNO)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-25-2014 (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: 09-26-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This solicitation calls for proposals to establish a community-based EarthScope National Office. The Office will foster and support integrated science, education, outreach, and related activities for the EarthScope program; facilitate and coordinate EarthScope scientific planning and education and outreach activities; facilitate collaborative research; and when necessary, form scientific responses to “events” in EarthScope topics and/or regions of interest.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Estimated average of approximately $600,000 per year for FY2015 and in subsequent years, for up to 4 years, pending annual performance and availability of funds.

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

Indirect Costs:  No restrictions.

 

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Bridges to Baccalaureate Program (R25) (PAR-13-333)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-25-2014 (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: 09-25-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Education Grant (R25) applications that propose research education programs intended to enhance the pool of community college students from diverse backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences who go on to research careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, and will be available to participate in NIH-funded research. Key strategies are to increase transfer and increase retention to BA/BS graduation in biomedical and behavioral sciences. This initiative promotes partnerships/consortia between community colleges or other two-year post-secondary educational institutions granting the associate degree with colleges or universities that offer the baccalaureate degree.

The 2-year institutions in the Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program must offer programs in biomedical and behavioral sciences that either lead to an associate's degree or facilitate transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in biomedical or behavioral sciences. The 2-year institution must have a pool, as determined by the applicant institution, of associate's or prospective transfer students from UR groups nationally underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Application budgets are limited to $300,000 direct costs per year. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

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: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Bridges to the Doctorate (R25) (PAR-13-341)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-25-2014 (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: 09-25-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Education Grant (R25) applications from institutions that propose to enhance the pool of master’s degree students from underrepresented backgrounds who are trained and available to participate in NIH-funded research. This initiative promotes partnerships/consortia between colleges or universities granting a terminal master’s degree with institutions that offer the doctorate degree. The program expects that the joint efforts of doctorate degree-granting and master’s degree-granting institutions will foster the development of a well-integrated institutional program that will provide students with the necessary academic preparation and skills to enable their transition and successful completion of the Ph.D. degree in biomedical and behavioral sciences.  

 Each proposed Bridges to the Doctorate program must consist of a partnership/consortium composed of at least two institutions, including the lead applicant institution. One must be an institution that offers the master’s degree as the only graduate degree in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. Another institution must be a college or university granting the Ph.D. degree in biomedical and behavioral sciences. Two different scenarios are anticipated for these partnerships: a) one Ph.D.-granting institution as the lead applicant institution partnering with one or more master’s degree institutions, or b) one master’s degree-granting institution as the lead applicant institution partnering with one or more Ph.D.-granting institutions. An eligible applicant or partner institution may participate in more than one Bridges to the Doctorate partnership if such multiple partnerships are strongly justified by the potential to magnify the programs’ and institutions' outcomes.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Application budgets are limited to $250,000 direct costs, per year.  The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

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: 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 INFORMA