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DOD USAFA-FOA-2006-13-2016Pre-proposal Template08-08-2016
NIH SEPA06-11-2016Pre-proposal Template07-30-2016
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NSF S-STEM07-11-2014Pre-proposal Template08-12-2014
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Sponsor: Department Of Defense (DOD)
Submission Name: Department of Defense Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Outreach (USAFA-FOA-20)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-13-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 08-08-2016
White papers are due by eligible, interested parties no later than (NLT) 3:00 PM, Mountain Time on 16 June 2016. Full proposals are due by parties who receive a Request for Proposal (RFP) NLT 3:00 PM, Mountain Time on 26 July 2016

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The objective of this FOA is to invite white papers and, after receipt of an RFP, proposals that can assist the Air Force in supporting the DoD STEM education and outreach goals and strategies. The OSD STEM Office seeks to execute a program that effectively implements critical elements of DoD's Science and Technology strategy. Education and outreach activities will support and help sustain the nation’s future STEM capabilities and readiness. Such education and outreach could potentially also aid the ongoing mission of the DoD through sustainable partnerships, student engagement opportunities (including authentic STEM experiences), and mentorship. The estimated program cost reflects an estimated value only. This estimate is not a promise of funding. Funding is uncertain and is subject to change. No award will be made under this announcement until funds are available. The Government reserves the right to cancel this announcement, either before or after the closing date. In the event the Government cancels this announcement, the Government has no obligation to reimburse an applicant for any costs. Changes in availability may occur as a result of the exercise of Government discretion.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information:

Cost Sharing: No

Indirect Costs: N/A

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-11-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 07-30-2016
by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research educational activities that complement other formal training programs in the mission areas of the NIH Institutes and Centers. The over-arching goals of the NIH R25 program are to: (1) complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs; (2) enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce; (3) help recruit individuals with specific specialty or disciplinary backgrounds to research careers in biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences; and (4) foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications.

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 LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Participants may be paid if specifically required for the proposed research education program and sufficiently justified. Participant costs must be itemized in the proposed budget

Allowable participant costs depend on the educational level/career status of the individuals to be selected to participate in the program.

While generally not an allowable cost, with strong justification, participants in the research education program may receive per diem unless such costs are furnished as part of the registration fee. Participants may also receive funds to defray partial tuition and other education-related expenses.

Individuals supported by NIH training and career development mechanisms (K, T, or F awards) may receive, and indeed are encouraged to receive, educational experiences supported by an R25 program, as participants, but may not receive salary or stipend supplementation from a research education program.

Because the R25 program is not intended as a substitute for an NRSA institutional training program (e.g.,T32), costs to support full-time participants (supported for 40 hours/week for a continuous, 12-month period) are not allowable. - See more at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-228.html#_Section_II._Award_1

Cost Sharing: None

Indirect Costs: Indirect 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 Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Curatorial Stewardship of a National Collection of Geological Rock & Sediment Cores from Antarctica and the Southern Ocean (NSF 16-563)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-08-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 08-03-2016
due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

            The Antarctic Earth Science Program in the Antarctic Sciences Section of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Polar Programs provides support for the curation and long-term storage of core material collected on the Antarctic continent and its margins. Currently, the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility (AMGRF) at Florida State University is fulfilling this role. The AMGRF was established in 1963 and is housed in a single-story, 10,000 sq. ft. building on the Florida State University campus. This facility consists of a 6000 sq. ft. cold room (34 °F), a walk-in freezer (-27 °F) and office and lab space. AMGRF houses approximately 21,400 meters of marine sediment and drill cores collected from over 90 United States Antarctic Program (USAP) research cruises. Approximately 5,300 meters of core are stored in core boxes, 6,000 meters of piston cores are stored in plastic sleeves in sections up to 3.5 meters long, 600 meters of core are stored in various other containers, and approximately 10,500 meters are stored in D-tubes. Less than 100 meters of core is stored at -20° F. In addition the AMGRF has an estimated 5000 bags of samples from grab samples and core catchers.

Florida State University has been an effective steward of these marine cores for many years but the University has recently notified NSF that continued operation of the AMGRF is no longer central to the long term vision of the University. Consequently, this solicitation seeks a qualified organization to provide core curation services for geological cores collected in the polar regions. The award will be administered as a Cooperative Agreement and will cover a five-year operating period beginning October 1, 2017. A programmatic review will be held prior to the completion of the initial period of support and the results will guide the decision whether to renew the Cooperative Agreement for another five-year period.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information:

The U.S. Antarctic Program, NSF anticipates funding $275,000 to $375,000 per year for 5 years or $1.375M to $1.875M total through a 5-year cooperative agreement.

$275,000 to $375,000 annually pending availability of funds.

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: Not Applicable

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC) (PFC)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-06-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 01-30-2017
due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:        

The Physics Frontiers Centers (PFC) program supports university-based centers and institutes where the collective efforts of a larger group of individuals can enable transformational advances in the most promising research areas. The program is designed to foster major breakthroughs at the intellectual frontiers of physics by providing needed resources such as combinations of talents, skills, disciplines, and/or specialized infrastructure, not usually available to individual investigators or small groups, in an environment in which the collective efforts of the larger group can be shown to be seminal to promoting significant progress in the science and the education of students. Activities supported through the program are in all sub-fields of physics within the purview of the Division of Physics: atomic, molecular, optical, plasma, elementary particle, nuclear, particle astro-, gravitational, and biological physics. Interdisciplinary projects at the interface between these physics areas and other disciplines and physics sub-fields may also be considered, although the bulk of the effort must fall within one of those areas within the purview of the Division of Physics. The successful PFC activity will demonstrate: (1) the potential for a profound advance in physics; (2) creative, substantive activities aimed at enhancing education, diversity, and public outreach; (3) potential for broader impacts, e.g., impacts on other field(s) and benefits to society; (4) a synergy or value-added rationale that justifies a center- or institute-like approach.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds. Individual PFC awards are expected to range in size between $1.0 million/year and $5.0 million/year. The number of awards in FY 2017 is expected to be in the range 4-6, depending upon the availability of funds and the quality of proposals received. Awards will be made for five years, with an option for a one-year extension, contingent on satisfactory review, during which the PFC is eligible to apply for renewal. Proposals from existing (re-competing) PFCs will be evaluated in open competition with new proposals. If a proposal from an existing Center is not successful, phase-out support may be provided at a reduced level for up to two years under the current award. If a proposal from an existing PFC is successful, a new cooperative agreement will be awarded. Anticipated date of awards: On or about August 1, 2017.

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

Indirect Costs: N/A

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (NSF 16-545)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-03-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 07-01-2016
due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:
Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) provide sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. MRSECs address research of a scope and complexity requiring the scale, synergy, and interdisciplinarity provided by a campus-based research center. They support materials research infrastructure in the United States, promote active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry and international institutions, and contribute to the development of a national network of university-based centers in materials research, education, and facilities. A MRSEC may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions in partnership.
ORGANIZATION LIMIT:
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information:
Anticipated Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: 6 to 8
Anticipated Funding Amount: $23,000,000
The number of MRSEC awards will depend on the quality of the proposals and available funds. An estimate of $23M will be available for the FY 2017 competition for funding approximately 6 to 8 MRSEC awards.

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

Indirect Costs: N/A

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  05-20-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 07-01-2016
due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

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

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information:

Anticipated Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement

Estimated Number of Awards: 6 to 8

Anticipated Funding Amount: $23,000,000

The number of MRSEC awards will depend on the quality of the proposals and available funds. An estimate of $23M will be available for the FY 2017 competition for funding approximately 6 to 8 MRSEC awards.

Cost Sharing: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited

Indirect Costs: Not Applicable

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Consortium for Food Allergy Research: Clinical Research Units (UM1) (NIH)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  05-05-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 06-30-2016
by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

Program Information:

PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications for the Clinical Research Units (CRUs) for the NIAID Consortium for Food Allergy Research (CoFAR). The CoFAR CRUs are responsible for implementation of clinical trials and studies for the Consortium. In addition the CoFAR CRUs will propose multi-center cutting edge clinical trials in the areas of prevention and treatment of food allergy. To achieve Consortium objectives, the CoFAR CRUs will work closely and in collaboration with the CoFAR Leadership Center which will provide the scientific strategy and organizational structure of the CoFAR.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  Not noted

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: NIAID intends to commit a total of $6.1 million in FY 2017 to support all the activities of the Consortium for Food Allergy Research Program. This $6.1 million includes funding for: 1) 5-7 CoFAR CRU through this FOA; and, through the companion FOA 2) the CoFAR LC Leadership Complex Component (which includes the Clinical Operations, Leadership Center Administration, Central Biomarker Facility and $0.5 million for the the Opportunity Fund, 3) the Clinical Projects (Protocol Funds), and 4) the ongoing CoFAR6 and CoFAR7 studies during year 1 ($1.8 million) and year 2 ($0.5 million). Application budgets are not limited but must reflect the actual needs of the proposed CoFAR CRU.

Cost Sharing:  This FOA does not require cost sharing

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Consortium for Food Allergy Research: Leadership Center (UM2) (NIH)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  05-05-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 06-30-2016
by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

Program Information:

PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications for the Leadership Center for the NIAID Consortium for Food Allergy Research (CoFAR). The CoFAR Leadership Center (LC) will define the initial overall research strategy of the CoFAR including design and oversight of cutting-edge clinical trials and clinical studies to advance prevention and management strategies and to improve knowledge on the origins and the pathophysiology of IgE-mediated food allergy. To achieve its objectives, the CoFAR LC will work closely and collaborate with the CoFAR Clinical Research Units (CRUs), to select and implement all CoFAR clinical projects. The CoFAR CRUs will be responsible for execution of clinical trials and studies.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  Not noted 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: NIAID intends to commit a total of $6.1 million in FY 2017 to support the all the activities of the Consortium for Food Allergy Research Program. This $6.1 million includes funding for: 1) the CoFAR LC Leadership Complex Component (which includes the Clinical Operations, the Leadership Center Administration, Central Biomarker Facility and $0.5 million for the Opportunity Fund, 2) the clinical Projects (Protocol Funds) and 3) the ongoing CoFAR6 and CoFAR7 studies during year 1 ($1.8 million) and year 2 ($0.5 million) through this FOA; and through the companion FOA 4) the support for 5-7 CoFAR CRUs. 

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

Cost Sharing:  This FOA does not require cost sharing

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Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Submission Name: Early Translational Research Awards (ETRA)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  05-04-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-19-2016
3 PM CST

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This 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 IND clearance or investigational device exemption approval 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 ICH Guidelines and US regulatory guidance documents and regulations. Applicants must identify a clear path of development consistent with the Target Product Profile outlined in the application.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  5 - CPRIT expects institutions to initiate an internal review process and only authorize submission of the appropriate number of applications that have been rigorously judged to be responsive to this RFA. 

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  A PI may submit only 1 application under this RFA during this funding cycle. Because this award mechanism is intended to support research directed by a single investigator, only 1 Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) may be included.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Applicants may request a maximum of $1,000,000 in total costs over a period of 1 to 3 years.

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. The demonstration of available matching funds must be made at the time the award contract is executed, and annually thereafter, not when the application is submitted.

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

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Sponsor: American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Submission Name: Pathway to Stop Diabetes® (SEVERAL)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  05-01-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 07-01-2016
Completed

Program Information:

 

Pathway to Stop Diabetes is a bold, innovative initiative designed to radically transform diabetes research. Our Vision is simple yet revolutionary: find a new generation of brilliant scientists at the peak of their creativity, and provide them with freedom, autonomy, and the financial and professional resources to set them on the road to breakthrough discoveries.Pathway to Stop Diabetes is a bold, innovative initiative designed to radically transform diabetes research. Our Vision is simple yet revolutionary: find a new generation of brilliant scientists at the peak of their creativity, and provide them with freedom, autonomy, and the financial and professional resources to set them on the road to breakthrough discoveries.Completed 

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Network for Emergency Care Clinical Trials: Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) - Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) (U24) (SIREN)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-20-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 06-01-2016
by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

Program Information:

PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for the Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) of Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN). SIREN will enable conduct of high-quality, multi-site clinical trials to improve the outcomes for patients with neurologic, cardiac, respiratory, hematologic and trauma emergency events. SIREN will consist of one Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC), one Data Coordinating Center (DCC) and up to 10 clinical centers (Hubs).  The CCC will facilitate implementation of clinical trials and will promote high quality and efficient timeliness in trial execution through such methods as master trial agreements and a central Institutional Review Board.  SIREN will implement a total of at least four large (>1,000 patient) simple, pragmatic clinical trials in the emergency department and pre-hospital settings. The clinical trials will be meritorious, peer–reviewed projects which will be awarded under separate funding announcements.

This FOA solicits applications for the Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) for SIREN. Separate FOAs are issued to solicit applications for the clinical Hubs (RFA-NS-16-016) and the Data Coordinating Center (RFA-NS-16-015).   

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  All PD(s)/PI(s) must have an eRA Commons account.  PD(s)/PI(s) should work with their organizational officials to either create a new account or to affiliate their existing account with the applicant organization in eRA Commons. If the PD/PI is also the organizational Signing Official, they must have two distinct eRA Commons accounts, one for each role. Obtaining an eRA Commons account can take up to 2 weeks.

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

For institutions/organizations proposing multiple PDs/PIs, visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Component of the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Funding amount $2,040,000

The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

The following NIH components intend to fund up to 1 award which will be administered by NINDS.  The components intend to  commit up to the following amounts to direct costs in FY 2017:

  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS): $235,000
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI): $235,000;
  • National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS): $100,000.

Application budgets should not exceed a maximum of $680,000 direct costs for Year 1 or $415,000 direct costs/year for Years 2-5 of SIREN.

 Cost Sharing:  This FOA does not require cost sharing

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Tissue Chip Testing Centers: Validating Microphysiological Systems (U24) (NIH)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-19-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-17-2016
by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Tissue Chip Testing Center(s) (TCTC) that will provide resources and infrastructure for the validation of tissue chips being developed as part of the NIH Tissue Chip (TC) Program or NIH Microphysiological Systems (MPS) Program. The MPS program supports a consortium of investigators developing accurate cellular and organ microsystems representative of human physiology for the evaluation of drug efficacy and toxicity (RFA-RM-11-022).  The developed in vitro MPS platforms are representative of major organs and tissues in the human body and need to be validated for their predictive capabilities in the assessment of biomarkers, and the bioavailability, efficacy, and toxicity of therapeutic agents prior to entry into clinical trials.  Validation of the tissue chips will be conducted through the TCTC that will be responsible for the testing of a select group of compounds using predefined assays and biomarkers according to pharmaceutical industry standards, and for the integration of the data into a public database.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Application budgets are limited to $1M in direct costs per year.

Cost Sharing: Not required

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Sponsor: National Institute Of Standards And Technology (NIST)
Submission Name: National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Institute Awards (NNMI)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-19-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 04-20-2016
Pre-Application (Required): 04-20-2016 by 10:59 PM CST; Full Application: 07-22-2016 by 10:59 PM CST

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

NIST is soliciting applications for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) Institute Awards from eligible applicants to establish and operate a Manufacturing Innovation Institute1 in an area of U.S. advanced manufacturing national need.  Proposed Institutes in any area of advanced manufacturing will be considered so long as they do not duplicate the technical scope and programs of both existing programs of federally funded Institutes within the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), and technical focus area(s) that are identified within any in-progress Institute funding opportunity announced by a federal agency.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 - NIST is requiring Pre-Applications under this FFO and NIST will only consider one Pre-Application per applicant.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: An applicant entity may participate as a subrecipient, contractor, or unfunded collaborator within applications submitted by other entities.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Up to $25 million in federal funds are available in FY 2016 for NIST to perform activities related to the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. With FY 2016 appropriated funds, NIST will fund one Institute award, subject to the multi-year award funding policy (see Section II.3). NIST plans to make additional Institute award(s) from this competition, subject to the availability of funds. NIST anticipates funding approximately $70 million for each Institute, distributed across five (5) fiscal years with the possibility of renewal for an additional two (2) years, subject to the availability of funds, required approval of spend plans and the subsequent apportionment to NIST. NIST will determine the number of awards selected and whether those awards will be funded in whole or in part, taking into account the effective fulfillment of program objectives and in accordance with the review and selection process in Section V. of this FFO.

Cost Sharing: This program requires: (1) cost share (financial support) of at least 50 percent annually from non-federal sources over the lifetime of the award, and (2) that the Federal financial assistance provided to the Institute shall decrease after the second year of funding for the Institute and continue to decrease thereafter in each year in which Federal financial assistance is provided (see Sections III.4 and II.5). For purposes of this FFO, the term financial support includes all categories of cost sharing.

Indirect Costs: No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network (HRSA)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-15-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-27-2016

Program Information:

 PURPOSE: The purpose of the Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network (MCH-MRN) is to support a forum that leads to the development of a national agenda for health measurement research by producing an evolving compendium of available high quality measures of maternal and child health, and by identifying gaps in existing measures for future development purposes. The MCH-MRN will thus provide national leadership in enhancing and developing a set of culturally competent health measures for: MCH programmatic planning, screening, service provision, interventions that promote physical and psychosocial health and well-being, and clinical decision-making for primary and secondary prevention of disease, injury, and behavioral issues among at-risk mothers, children (including children with special healthcare needs), adolescents, and families.

The MCH-MRN will specifically address health measurement research for at-risk mothers, children (including children with special health care needs), adolescents, and families, with a focus on programmatic applications. The MCH-MRN will have a strategic focus on health measurements among at-risk MCH populations, which will complement existing investments by other U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

 Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable. A Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Investigator (Co-PI) on an existing MCHB-funded research network cannot serve as PI or Co-PI on more than one MCHB-funded network at a time.

 BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

 General Award Information: Anticipated Total Annual Available Funding: $300,000
Estimated Number and Type of Award(s): Up to 1 cooperative agreement
Estimated Award Amount: Up to $300,000 per year

 Cost Sharing: No

Indirect Costs:  (Nothing specified-will leave blank)

 

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Sponsor: United States Department Of Justice (DOJ)
Submission Name: Veterans Trauma Informed Training (DOJ)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-15-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-21-2016
before midnight eastern time (ET)

Program Information:

PURPOSE: The goal of this cooperative agreement will be to develop curriculum for a training program to train local jurisdictions on the responsivity issues of veterans and core skills training for those staff that supervise, conduct case management/case planning activities for justice-involved veterans. The successful applicant must be an expert in curriculum design who will work with a subject matter expert(s) identified by NIC on military culture, service-related trauma, and the difficulties for military service members transitioning from military to civilian life. The successful applicant will also work with an expert identified by NIC in core skills training, peer-to-peer training and technical assistance in local jurisdictions.

The program's objectives should include the following:
- Understand how military culture can suppress behavioral symptoms of PTSD and TBI
- Understand the difference between explicit vs. implicit military culture
- Understand the multitude of military organizations and agencies involved with the transition process for both active duty military and Guard and Reserve components
- Explain the core mental health issues facing veterans with potential of becoming justice-involved - List common characteristics associated with PTSD and TBI
- List the cultural elements of military experience that might cause maladaptive civilian behaviors - Demonstrate a higher level of efficacy with problem-solving skills and self-awareness to change

Core Skills Training-
- Understand the key research findings around risk, need, and responsivity
- Demonstrate the traits that lead to professional alliance
- Demonstrate active listening skills
- Understand how to apply the core correctional skills to your work (e.g., effective reinforcement, effective disapproval, and effective use of authority)

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  Not listed

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: NIC expects to make one award for as much as $70,000.00 for a 12-month project period, beginning on July 15, 2016. All awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and to any modifications or additional requirements that may be imposed by law.

Cost Sharing:  No

Indirect Costs:  Not noted

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: International AIDS Education and Training Center (HRSA)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-11-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-23-2016

Program Information:

PURPOSE: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2016 International AIDS Education and Training Center Program. The purpose of this program is to provide new approaches to effective and efficient HIV service delivery; strengthen evidence-based comprehensive prevention approaches targeting key populations; and improve diagnosis, linkage, treatment, retention and viral suppression through training, consultation, and technical assistance to countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and other countries with significant or increasing HIV and other infectious disease incidence rates.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  2

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  Not listed

 BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: This program expects to provide funding during federal fiscal years 2016 - 2020. Subject to the availability of funds, an estimated $45,000,000 is expected to be available annually to fund up to two (2) recipients for a five (5) year project period. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $45,000,000 per year.

Cost Sharing:  No

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Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Submission Name: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-01-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-19-2016
Submitted by 3 PM central time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The state of Texas has established the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), which may issue up to $3 billion in general obligation bonds to fund grants for cancer research and prevention.

  • Create and expedite innovation in the area of cancer research and in enhancing the potential for a medical or scientific breakthrough in the prevention on or cures for cancer;
  • Attract, create, or expand research capabilities of public or private institutions of higher education and other public or private entities that will promote a substantial increase in cancer research and in the creation of high-quality new jobs in the state of Texas; and
  • Develop and implement the Texas Cancer Plan.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  An institution may submit only 1 new or resubmission/renewal application under this RFA during this funding cycle. An exception will be made for institutions submitting applications for cancer prevention training; in this case, institutions may submit 1 prevention training program application and 1 additional application in another aspect of cancer research (new or renewal).  For the purposes of this RFA, an institution is defined as that component of a university system that has its own president.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  The Principal Investigator (PI) 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.  There must be only 1 PI, but Co-PIs may direct individual components of the overall program described in the application. An institution may apply for as many components of the training program as are appropriate for the institution.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Applicants may request a maximum of $800,000 in total costs per year for up to 5 years. Allowable costs include trainee stipends (see limits in section 4), benefits, and travel allowances (as indicated in section 4). Tuition (up to a maximum of $6,000 per year) may be included for those in degree-granting programs. The budget should be based on the number of trainee slots requested for each type of training activity.

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% of the total award amount (5.263% of the direct costs).

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Sponsor: Health Resources And Services Administration (HRSA)
Submission Name: Innovation in Care Integration for Children and Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities Program (HRSA)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-29-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-10-2016
Due by 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This announcement solicits applications for the Innovation in Care Integration for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities (ASD/DD) Program. This program supports the implementation of innovative, evidence-informed strategies to integrate care at a system-level within a state for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD), with a special emphasis on medically underserved populations (based on poverty, rural geographic location, and/or populations that experience health disparities). The target population for this program is all children and youth within a state identified as at risk for or diagnosed with ASD/DD.

Using the care integration framework recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the care for children and youth with ASD/DD within the state will be integrated across systems to improve access to appropriate screening, referral, diagnosis, care coordination, and services. Recipients/awardees will implement innovative, evidence-informed models of 1) family support and navigation, 2) shared resources, and 3) telehealth and/or telemedicine (including mobile health) health information technologies.

Program goals are to improve access to a coordinated, comprehensive state system of services that leads to early diagnosis and entry into services for children with ASD/DD within the state and their families, emphasizing medically underserved and rural populations.

The intention of this funding opportunity is to support the use of innovative, evidence-informed methodologies to achieve the goal of improving state system-level care integration for children and youth with ASD/DD and their families. All grantees of this funding opportunity will participate in a community of learners and implement quality improvement activities. This grant opportunity will allow grantees to collectively problem solve and share strategies through brainstorming sessions, workshops, and skills training sessions. Participants in the community of learners will share their successes and failures and rapidly make modifications and adaptations to support achieving objectives and allow for replicability of strategies. The learning community will consist of the following:

  • Sharing of diverse perspectives and experiences from grantees
  • Collaborative problem-solving among participants
  • Application of rapid cycles of improvement to support the testing and replicability of innovative strategies

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Budget Information: Estimated Award Amount up to $420,000 per year. Project Period:

September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2019 (three (3) years)

Cost Sharing: No

Indirect Costs:  N/A

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Sponsor: Health Resources And Services Administration (HRSA)
Submission Name: Bridging the Word Gap Research Network (HRSA)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-28-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-09-2016
11:59 P.M. Eastern Time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This announcement solicits applications for the Bridging the Word Gap Research Network Program. This cooperative agreement opportunity will establish and maintain a national interdisciplinary research network designed to reduce the vocabulary gap between children from low-SES families as compared to children from higher-SES families

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  A Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Investigator (Co-PI) on an existing MCHB-funded research network cannot serve as PI or Co-PI on more than one MCHB-funded network at a time.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Estimated Award Amount up to $300,000 per year.  Project period

September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2021 five (5) years.

Cost Sharing:  No

Indirect Costs:  N/A

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Sponsor: National Leadership Grants For Libraries (NLG-Libraries)
Submission Name: STEM Expert Facilitation of Family Learning in Libraries and Museums (STEMeX) – A National Leadership Grants Special Initiative (STEMeX)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-27-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-01-2016
Due by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-Libraries) and National Leadership Grants for Museums (NLG-Museums), under which this special initiative falls, support projects that address challenges faced by the library and museum fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields.

This joint NLG-Libraries and NLG-Museums special initiative invites proposals for research on informal educational approaches that leverage community Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) professionals in the broadest sense. Funded research projects will create a foundation for reaching children and families from diverse economic, geographic, social, and cultural backgrounds, with different levels of knowledge about STEM.

We are interested in proposals for design-based research projects that develop and explore models for inquiry-based STEM programs delivered by scientists, engineers, and related technical practitioners (STEM experts) to children ages 6-10 and their families. In particular, proposals should address the role of expert oral narratives (e.g., storytelling, personal histories, and analogies) as part of object-based science inquiry (Dahlstrom, 2014). Proposals should include information about how findings from this research will be applicable in both museum and library settings.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  An institution may only submit one application to this special initiative.

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Up to $1,000,000 but on average $700,000.  The anticipated start date not earlier than October 1, 2016. Projects must begin on October 1, November 1, or December 1, 2016.  Project activities may be carried out for up to two years.

Cost Sharing:  Not required for research grants and will not be considered in the review of applications to this special initiative.

Indirect Costs: No restrictions

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-25-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 04-19-2016
Due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Advancements in data-driven scientific research depend on trustworthy and reliable cyberinfrastructure. Researchers rely on a variety of networked technologies and software tools to achieve their scientific goals. These may include local or remote instruments, wireless sensors, software programs, operating systems, database servers, high-performance computing, large-scale storage, and other critical infrastructure connected by high-speed networking. This complex, distributed, interconnected global cyberinfrastructure ecosystem presents unique cybersecurity challenges. NSF-funded scientific instruments, sensors and equipment are specialized, highly-visible assets that present attractive targets for both unintentional errors and malicious activity; untrustworthy software or a loss of integrity of the data collected by a scientific instrument may mean corrupt, skewed or incomplete results. Furthermore, often data-driven research, e.g., in the medical field or in the social sciences, requires access to private information, and exposure of such data may cause financial, reputational and/or other damage.

Therefore, an increasing area of focus for NSF is the development and deployment of hardware and software technologies and techniques to protect research cyberinfrastructure across every stage of the scientific workflow.

 

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  2 - Organizations are limited to 2 CICI proposals. These eligibility constraints will be strictly enforced in order to treat everyone fairly and consistently. In the event that an organization exceeds this limit, proposals received within the limit will be accepted based on earliest date and time of proposal submission (i.e., the first two proposals received will be accepted and the remainder will be returned without review). No exceptions will be made.

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

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Total funding for the CICI program is $7,000,000, subject to the availability of funds. Secure and Resilient Architecture awards will be supported at up to $1,000,000 total per award for up to three years. Regional Cybersecurity Collaboration awards will be supported at up to $500,000 total per award for up to two years.

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

Indirect Costs:  Not Applicable

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-16-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 05-16-2016
due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program (S-STEM) addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in areas of national priorities. The program seeks to increase the success of low income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships, and to enhance and test effective curricular and co-curricular activities (e.g., high quality extant curriculum, professional, and workforce development activities) that support recruitment, retention, student success, and graduation in STEM.

The program addresses the challenges facing low-income students by providing a wide range of IHEs with funds to support scholarships to academically talented low-income students from the diverse student population seeking degrees in STEM. Funds also are to enable IHEs in establishing a coherent ecosystem of effective practices and to investigate the effects of those practices on degree attainment in STEM and entry into the STEM workforce or graduate studies. In the context of the S-STEM program, those types of efforts focus on the challenges facing low-income students and must make up a coherent ecosystem of student supports.

The S-STEM program encourages collaborations among different types of partners: Partnerships among different types of institutions, collaborations of STEM faculty and educational and social science researchers, or partnerships among institutions of higher education and business and industry. The program seeks to:

  1. increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the STEM workforce or graduate study;
  2. improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and
  3. advance understanding of the factors or curricular and co-curricular activities (e.g., high quality extant curriculum, professional and workforce development activities) affecting student success.

Potential S-STEM proposers are strongly encouraged to identify and adapt extant high-quality curricular materials, e.g. those created and developed by projects supported through the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE: EHR) program. Principal Investigators (PIs) seeking to develop new resources should submit proposals to the IUSE: EHR program. Likewise, PIs looking to conduct foundational research on academic and/or workforce/career pathways, or the impact of financial aid on student outcomes, should submit proposals to the EHR Core Research (ECR) Program.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  An Institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as a member of a multi-institutional Design and Development consortium) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field. 

Additional Eligibility Info:

A. Institutions

  1. An institution may submit one proposal from each constituent college or school that awards eligible degrees. (For example, a university with a College of Engineering, a School of Life Sciences, and a College of Arts and Sciences could submit one proposal from each for a total of three. However, within a College of Engineering, if the Department of Electrical Engineering were submitting a proposal, a proposal from the Department of Mechanical Engineering could be submitted only in a subsequent year. The two departments could also submit a proposal jointly.)
  2. An institution without constituent schools (for example, a 4-year college or a community college) may submit one proposal each year.
  3. An institution that is part of a larger system is considered separate for this purpose if it is geographically separate and has its own chief academic officer.

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The program supports three types of projects. Awards for Institutional Capacity Building projects should not exceed $650,000. Awards for Design and Development Type 1 Single Institution projects should not exceed $1.0 million. Awards for Design and Development Type 2 Multi-Institutional Consortia projects should not exceed $5.0 million. For Collaborative Proposals (see http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf15001/gpg_2.jsp#IID5), the combined budgets of the collaborating organizations should conform to the budgetary limits specified in this solicitation. For all proposed projects, the total amount requested includes direct and indirect costs. Other budgetary limitations apply. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

Cost Sharing:  The inclusion of voluntary cost sharing is prohibited by NSF. 

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

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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:  03-16-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-24-2016
4:00PM CST

Program Information:

Program Code: A7401

PURPOSE:

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, Hispanic serving institutions, Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions,1890 and 1994 land-grant institutions, and non-land grant colleges and universities of agriculture.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS:

Number of Proposals: 3 - Any single institution can submit a maximum of three proposals.

Numbers of PI/Co-PIs: The project director seeking support via the application must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States.

 

BUDGETARY LIMITS:

General Award Info: Applications must not exceed $300,000 total (including institutional allowance) for project periods of up to 4 years. Project costs must be predominantly for student support, which usually includes such items as participant stipends, housing, meals, travel, and laboratory use fees. Costs in budget categories outside Participant Support must be modest and reasonable. 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. An undergraduate fellowship may be provided for up to 2 years per student. 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).

Cost Sharing: If a funded project is commodity-specific and not of national scope, the grant recipient is required to match the USDA funds awarded on a dollar-for-dollar basis from non-Federal sources with cash and/or in-kind contributions.

Indirect Costs: Indirect costs are not permitted on Research and Extension Experiential Learning for Undergraduate Fellowships Grant awards. 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.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-11-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 04-15-2016
Preliminary Proposal Due April 15, 2016 ; Full Proposal Deadline June 24, 2016 (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time)

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The NSF INCLUDES is a multi-year program with three essential components:

  • INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilots
  • INCLUDES Alliances
  • INCLUDES Backbone Organization

Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields. NSF INCLUDES supports efforts to develop talent from all sectors of society to build the STEM workforce. The initiative aims to improve the preparation, increase the participation, and ensure the contributions of individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise, including women, members of racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and persons with low socio-economic status. Significant advancement of these groups will result in a new generation of promising STEM talent and leadership to secure our nation's future in science and technology.

The grand challenge of broadening participation in STEM is to transform the STEM enterprise at all levels in order to fully engage the nation's talent for the ultimate improvement of the STEM enterprise. As a comprehensive national initiative, NSF INCLUDES aims to address the various complex equity and inclusion-related challenges and opportunities that characterize the nation's cultural and linguistic diversity, with a specific emphasis on the aforementioned groups. The goal is to achieve national level impact and progress toward STEM inclusion. Viewing this challenge as a social innovation problem, NSF is particularly interested in using approaches to scaling and growth such as collective impact, networked communities and strategic partnerships. The objective is to develop networks that involve representative organizations and consortia from different sectors that are committed to a common agenda to solve a specific STEM inclusion problem at scale. The long-term goal of NSF INCLUDES is to support, over the next ten years, innovative models, networks, partnerships, and research that enable the U.S. science and engineering workforce to thrive by ensuring that women, blacks, Hispanics, and people with disabilities are represented in percentages comparable to their representation in the U.S. population.

In FY 2016, NSF seeks proposals for Design and Development Launch Pilots to catalyze the formation of NSF INCLUDES Alliances.


ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1- An organization may serve as the lead institution on only one Design and Development Launch Pilot proposal.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  1- An individual may serve as a PI on only one (1) Design and Development Launch Pilot proposal. An individual may serve as the Co-PI on up to three (3) Design and Development Launch Pilot proposals.

The PI must hold a permanent position at the lead institution. The PI must have experience in leading distributed teams and organizations. Collaboration for impact in STEM relevant activities is desirable but not required.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information:

In FY 2016, approximately $12.5 million is available to fund 30 - 40 NSF INCLUDES two-year Design and Development Launch Pilot Projects at levels up to $300,000 each.

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

Indirect Costs:  No limitations

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (HBCU-RISE) (CREST)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-04-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-04-2016

Program Information:

CREST Center awards provide multi-year support (typically 5-years) for eligible minority-serving institutions that demonstrate a strong research and education base, a compelling vision for research infrastructure improvement, and a comprehensive plan with the necessary elements to achieve and sustain national competitiveness in a clearly defined area of national significance in science or engineering research.  Successful Center proposals will demonstrate a clear vision and synergy with the broad goals of the CREST Program and the Human Resource Development Division with respect to development of a diverse STEM workforce.  CREST Centers are expected to provide leadership in the involvement of groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM at all levels (faculty, students, and postdoctoral researchers) within the Center.  Centers are required to use either proven or innovative mechanisms to address issues such as recruitment, retention and mentorship of participants from underrepresented groups.

Letter of Intent Deadline Date:  March 4, 2016

Letters of Intent are due for preliminary CREST Center proposals.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) and HBCU Research Infrastructure for Science and Engineering (RISE) ((HBCU-RISE))
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-03-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-04-2016
Letters of Intent are due for preliminary CREST Center proposals.

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

These principles are to be given due diligence by PIs and organizations when preparing proposals and managing projects, by reviewers when reading and evaluating proposals, and by NSF program staff when determining whether or not to recommend proposals for funding and while overseeing awards. Given that NSF is the primary federal agency charged with nurturing and supporting excellence in basic research and education, the following three principles apply:

  • All NSF projects should be of the highest quality and have the potential to advance, if not transform, the frontiers of knowledge.
  • NSF projects, in the aggregate, should contribute more broadly to achieving societal goals. These "Broader Impacts" may be accomplished through the research itself, through activities that are directly related to specific research projects, or through activities that are supported by, but are complementary to, the project. The project activities may be based on previously established and/or innovative methods and approaches, but in either case must be well justified.
  • Meaningful assessment and evaluation of NSF funded projects should be based on appropriate metrics, keeping in mind the likely correlation between the effect of broader impacts and the resources provided to implement projects. If the size of the activity is limited, evaluation of that activity in isolation is not likely to be meaningful. Thus, assessing the effectiveness of these activities may best be done at a higher, more aggregated, level than the individual project.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  Only one preliminary CREST Center proposal may be submitted per eligible institution. Full CREST Center proposals are to be submitted only when invited by NSF. An institution may have only one active CREST Center award, irrespective of focus area. Centers that have completed two prior, consecutive 5-year CREST Center awards may recompete in disciplinary areas that are significantly different from those of the previous award(s).

Only two (2) individuals per active CREST Center may submit a CREST-PRF application per competition. Only one individual can be awarded a CREST-PRF at an active CREST Center per year.

Only one HBCU-RISE proposal may be submitted per eligible institution. An institution may have only one active HBCU-RISE award.

For each active SBIR/STTR Phase II grant, only one SBIR/STTR collaboration with a CREST Center may be submitted. For each CREST center, only one SBIR/STTR collaboration can be active at any given time.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  Eligible individuals may be listed as the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on only one CREST Center or HBCU-RISE proposal. CREST-PRF applicants may submit only one fellowship application to the CREST program per year and may apply in no more than two successive years for CREST-PRF.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information:Financial support may be provided to student participants under CREST Center and HBCU-RISE projects. However, financial support may only be provided to students that are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents. Student support should be included on the "stipends" line under the "Participant Support Costs" section of the budget. Stipends to students should not replace other need based grants and scholarships already awarded to the students.

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

Indirect Costs:  Not Applicable

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-01-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 04-19-2016
5 PM CST

Program Information:

Program #: NSF 16-533

PURPOSE

The objective of the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program is to develop and deploy security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow. This solicitation seeks unique ways to protect scientific instruments, resources, cyberinfrastructure and data that extend beyond building better perimeters and point solutions. As funding agencies move toward providing openly accessible data, the possibilities for scientists and engineers to use data sources beyond those created by their own community grow.

The scope of the workflow encompasses instruments, processing software, analysis tools, computing and storage resources as well as information repositories and data archives. In order to produce accurate results, each data source must be identifiable and trustworthy. Systems must guarantee that data sets cannot be altered, which could potentially modify the analytic outcomes.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS

Eligibility Info: Organizations eligible to serve as lead proposers are restricted to U.S. academic institutions or U.S. non-profit research organizations directly associated with educational and/or research activities. 

Number of Proposals per Organization: 2 - Organizations are limited to 2 CICI proposals.

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

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION

General Award Info: Secure and Resilient Architecture awards will be supported at up to $1,000,000 total per award for up to three years. Regional Cybersecurity Collaboration awards will be supported at up to $500,000 total per award for up to two 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: NIH Blueprint Training in Computational Neuroscience: From Biology to Model and Back Again (T90/R90)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-05-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 03-18-2016
Optional LOI: 2-16-2016; Full Application: 3-18-2016 5 PM CST

Program Information:

Program #: RFA-DA-16-009

PURPOSE:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is an initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research (http://neuroscienceblueprint.nih.gov/), a collaborative and coordinated effort across 13 Institutes and Centers that support research, research education, and research training with the goal of accelerating the pace of discovery in neuroscience research. This FOA will support integrated research education and research training programs that provide interdisciplinary training in experimental neuroscience and the theoretical and technological approaches of computational neuroscience at the undergraduate and predoctoral level.

Each application:

  • Must include a full-time undergraduate research training component that will combine coursework and hands-on laboratory research experience (R90);
  • Must include a full-time Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) institutional predoctoral training component (T90);
  • May include a full-time non-NRSA institutional predoctoral training component (R90);
  • May include a short-term research education component (e.g., short course or workshop) that may include scientists at any stage of the career continuum as participants (R90).[Optional]

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS

Eligibility Info:

A single institution may lack strengths in all areas needed to mount an integrated research training and research education program. This funding opportunity allows the participation of multiple sites. When multiple sites are involved, the applicant institution must be the primary site for the program. The need for multiple sites must be justified, and the application must include the Facilities and Other Resources information for each site.  

The applicant institution must have strong research and graduate training programs in the neurosciences. Applicant institutions applying to establish a new program with a currently active federally funded research training grant (e.g., an NIH T32 or T90/R90, or an NSF IGERT award) in computational neuroscience or one that includes a significant computational neuroscience component, or with an active research education (R25) grant that supports a short course or workshop in this area, are eligible to apply in response to this funding opportunity only if the new application significantly and substantively expands upon the current program(s).

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 - Only one application per institution is allowed.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION

General Award Info:

Direct costs for each application are not to exceed $500,000 per year. An applicant may request a project period of up to five years.

Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing.

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, consortium costs in excess of $25,000, and expenditures for equipment), rather than on the basis of a negotiated rate agreement.

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Sponsor: Center For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)
Submission Name: Study to Assess the Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes in Young Adults (U18)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-05-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-23-2016
4 PM CST

Program Information:

Program #: RFA-DP-16-005

PURPOSE

This FOA will establish one sentinel site to determine the incidence of type 1 diabetes among adults age 20-45 years and will include a Islet Autoantibody Standardization Program (ISAP) certified central laboratory for the measurement of diabetes auto antibodies (DAA).

Incident cases will be identified as new cases of diabetes. The sentinel site will need to have access to data from previous years to confirm there was no previous diagnosis of diabetes for each new case. In addition, the grantee should be able to identify newly onset cases of diabetes and perform measurement of DAA at the time of diagnosis.

Collaboration/Partnerships

The applicant is expected to demonstrate partnerships with health care networks/systems to rapidly identify incident cases of diabetes among young adults and measure DAA within 6 months of diagnosis.

The applicant must have access to data, which could include electronic health records from a single health insurance company, network of provider clinics, laboratory and pharmacy data or network of health insurance providers, to rapidly identify incident diabetes cases and complete the project within the study 2-year time frame. The population for surveillance should include at least 2 million persons between 20 and 45 years of age.

The applicant is expected to establish or extend collaborations with other partners to accomplish the goals of the study. One partner is expected to include a IASP (Islet Autoantibody Standardization Program) certified laboratory to measure DAA.

Translation Plan

Applicants are expected to develop, evaluate, validate and disseminate methods for surveillance of incident type 1 diabetes among young adults. Applicants are expected to communicate the findings to the larger scientific, public health and health care communities through the publication of peer reviewed journal articles, presentations at scientific meetings, and other means. Relevant estimates should be provided to the CDC to support the National Diabetes Statistical Report. Applicants are also expected to provide a report summarizing the “lessons learned” from this project to inform further surveillance efforts for diabetes among the young adult population.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS

Eligibility Info: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

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

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION

General Award Info: The project period will run from 09/30/2016 to 09/29/2018 for two years. The estimated total funding for the project is $2,000,000. The award ceiling is $1,000,000 per budget period, and the award floor is $500,000 per budget period. Both limits include direct and indirect costs each year

Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing.

Indirect Costs: No applicable restrictions.

 

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: MCH Navigator Program (MCH HRSA)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-01-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-12-2016
10:59 PM CST

Program Information:

Program #: HRSA-16-043

PURPOSE

The MCH Navigator Program is designed to strengthen the knowledge, skills, and capacity of the MCH workforce through online continuing education tailored to meet the needs of emerging and practicing MCH professionals. This program supports HRSA Strategic Plan 2010-2015 goals to improve access to quality health care and services, strengthen the health workforce, and improve health equity.

Federal, state, and local MCH agencies are tasked with improving the health of all U.S. women, children, and families. Accomplishing this requires resourceful and innovative leaders who can work across disciplines and across systems, particularly given the changes in our healthcare delivery system and today’s environment of intractable health disparities. MCH professionals, including Title V Directors and staff, require access to continuous training in critical MCH topics and skills in order to most effectively implement Title V transformation and identified state workforce needs.

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is committed to advancing the knowledge and skills of practicing MCH professionals. Current barriers to continuing education include ever-tightening travel restrictions, capacity shortages, difficulty in taking time away from work, and the cost of training. Distance learning education methodologies can address these barriers by providing effective and efficient means by which MCH professionals can practice and advance their analytic, managerial, and clinical skills while continuing to meet their daily on-site responsibilities.

The MCH Navigator collaborates directly with state Title V and local public health agency staff to provide customized professional development based on need. State Title V programs are using the MCH Navigator as a workforce development tool in a variety of ways, including using the Navigator to train MCH staff about MCH and public health, and using the self-assessment and MCH Navigator content for staff development to develop learning plans for new and existing employees to incorporate into the performance review process. Several universities are using learning opportunities from the MCH Navigator to supplement course content for students at both graduate and undergraduate levels and to provide additional training for faculty.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS

Eligibility Info: Only public or nonprofit private institutions of higher learning may apply for this funding opportunity awards.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 - Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION

General Award Info: This program will provide funding during federal fiscal years 2016 – 2020. The project period is five (5) years. Approximately $180,000 is expected to be available annually to fund one (1) recipient. Therefore, applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $180,000 per year.

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

Indirect Costs: The indirect cost rate is capped at 8 percent for training awards. 

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Sponsor: United States Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
Submission Name: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Education Grants Program (NIFA HSI)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-21-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-09-2016
Collaboration Project: 2/9/2016, Standard Project: 2/20/16, Strengthening Project: 2/12/2016 by 4 pm CST

Program Information:

Program #: USDA-NIFA-HSI-005597

PURPOSE:

The Department of Agriculture is designated as the lead Federal Agency that supports higher education in the food and agricultural sciences. In this context, NIFA has specific responsibility to initiate and support projects to strengthen higher education teaching programs in the food and agricultural sciences.

The purpose of NIFA’s HSI Education Grants Program is to support innovative teaching or education applications with potential to impact Hispanic-Serving Institutions to build capacity and then to become models for other institutions that serve underrepresented students, at the regional or national level. HSI education projects should develop human capital relevant to overall program goals for U.S. agriculture. While research and extension activities may be included in a funded HSI Education project, the primary focus must be to improve teaching, enrollment, and graduation rates within a degree-granting program.

NIFA is soliciting applications for the HSI Education Grants Program meeting the following characteristics and/or conditions:

Grant applications must address how the proposed projects will be able to contribute to the goals above by aligning the projects to the following HSI Education Grants Program objectives:

a)    Strengthen institutional capacities to develop and enhance faculty, curriculum, methods of instruction, and infrastructure including libraries and scientific instrumentation to serve underrepresented students in identified State, regional, national, or international educational need areas in the food and agricultural sciences;

b)    Recruit, retain, and support undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups to prepare them for careers in the food, agricultural, and natural resources, and human sciences sectors;

c)    Facilitate cooperative initiatives between two or more Hispanic-Serving Institutions or between Hispanic-Serving Institutions and public or the private sector to maximize the development and use of resources and to improve the food and agricultural sciences teaching programs; and

d)   Support the activities of Hispanic-serving institutions to enhance educational equity for underrepresented students.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Eligibility: Applications may only be submitted by Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Award recipients may subcontract to organizations not eligible to apply provided such organizations are necessary for the conduct of the project.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  For the FY 2016 program, an applicant may not submit as a lead institution more than four Strengthening applications, two Standard applications, and two Collaboration application. Only two awards will be made to an institution as a lead. Only one Standard and Collaboration application will be funded per institution.

Individually accredited institutions are recommended to only submit two Standard applications.

Individually accredited institutions are recommended to only submit one Collaboration application.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Info:

a)    Strengthening Project. 48 months. An applicant may request up to $250,000 (total, not per year) for a Strengthening Project. Additional funds up to $25,000 may be requested by the applicant to take advantage of their position as an HSI to recruit and support one outstanding student. Therefore, the total or maximum for a Strengthening grant award size is $275,000, including indirect costs. Applicants must describe in the budget narrative how these funds will be allocated. Note that the funds requested do not have to be divided equally between institutions or among project years. We expect to fund approximately 12 Strengthening applications, depending on funding availability. 

b)    Standard Project. 48 months. Standard Projects will not exceed $250,000 per year for each of the 4 years totaling up to $1,000,000, including indirect costs, if funded for 4 years. Applicants must describe in the budget narrative how these funds will be allocated to the participating HSIs. Grantees will have the opportunity for renewal at a similar level based on the availability of funds and the project's previous year performance towards the accomplishment of specified timelines and outcomes. We expect to fund up to seven Standard applications, depending on funding availability. 

c)    Collaboration Project. 48 months. Collaboration applications will be funded up to $500,000 per year, including indirect costs, for up to four years and will require the participation of at least four HSIs. Grantees will have the opportunity for renewal at a similar level based on the availability of funds and the project’s previous year performance towards the accomplishment of specified timelines and outcomes. We expect to fund up to four new Collaboration applications, depending on the availability of funds.

Cost Sharing:  In accordance with section 1492 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3371), as added by section 7128 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-79), for grants awarded after October 1, 2014, the recipient of an award from the HSI Education Grant Program must provide funds, in-kind contributions, or a combination of both, from sources other than funds provided through such grant in an amount that is at least equal to the amount awarded by NIFA unless one of the exemptions described herein is applicable. Note that NIFA included information at http://www.nifa.usda.gov/business/awards/matching_require.html to further assist you in determining if you must meet the new matching requirement.

Indirect Costs:  Section 715 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113235) limits indirect costs to 30 percent of the total Federal funds provided under each award. When preparing budgets, you should limit your request for the recovery of indirect costs to the lesser of your institution’s official negotiated indirect cost rate or the equivalent of 30 percent of total Federal funds awarded.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01) (ONES)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-04-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-26-2016
by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Program #: RFA-ES-15-020

Letter of Intent Due Date:
January 26, 2016

Application Due Date:
February 26, 2016 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Earliest Start Date:
December 2016

The Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award is intended to identify the most talented Early Stage Investigators who intend to make a long-term commitment to research in the Environmental Health Sciences and assist them in launching an innovative research program focused on the understanding of environmental exposure effects on people’s health.  (NIH defines Early State Investigators as new investigators who are within 10 years of completing their terminal research degree or within 10 years of completing their medical residency at the time they apply for R01 grants.)

Research projects proposed in response to this FOA will be expected to have a defined impact on the environmental health sciences and be responsive to both the mission of the NIH and, specifically, to the mission of the NIEHS and the NIEHS 2012-2017 Strategic plan, Advancing Science, Improving Health: A Plan for Environmental Health Sciences Research.  This plan sets out a set of strategic themes and strategic goals that have been identified as priority areas for the field of environmental health sciences.  

These reflect both the mission of the NIEHS, which is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives, and the vision of NIEHS to provide global leadership for innovative research that improves public health by preventing disease and disability. 

A variety of scientific disciplines, including basic, mechanistic, clinical, epidemiological, computational, engineering, and/or health risk communication approaches, can be used to advance the NIEHS Strategic Plan.  Applicants should consult the strategic plan and to ensure that the research proposed in their application addresses the goals and priority areas of the NIEHS.

Applications submitted in response to this FOA must have a research focus on exposure health-related responses from environmental agents within the mission interest of the NIEHS.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1 per school or college within a university - Only one application per school or college within a university will be accepted. For example, within a university, one application can be submitted from each of the schools of medicine, public health, arts and sciences, etc. If more than one application from the same grantee entity is submitted, none will be reviewed.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  To be eligible for this award, applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent graduate degree.  PD(s)/PI(s) must be NIH defined Early Stage Investigators. See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/new_investigators/index.htm.

In addition, PD/PIs must have faculty appointments which are tenure track or equivalent, generally at the level of Assistant Professor, or Research Assistant Professor, and have demonstrated outstanding abilities in basic, clinical or population-based research. Individuals must have established research independence from a mentor, and have dedicated, independent laboratory space or access to the clinical, population-based and/or public health research resources which will allow them to conduct the research proposed in the grant application as the lead, independent PD/PI.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information:For most applications, the budget for direct costs should be limited to $250,000 per year, plus the portion of the additional $250,000 budget for career enhancement which will be distributed over a 5-year award period.  

Note: the $250,000 career enhancement budget will be distributed over a 5-year period but does not have to be distributed evenly across each year. With strong justification, research projects which have inherently higher costs may request direct costs of up to $400,000 per year, plus career enhancement.  In no year may the total direct cost budget (research plus career enhancement) exceed $475,000 per year.

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program (AENT)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-04-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-15-2016
10:59 PM CST

Program Information:

Program #: HRSA-16-071

PURPOSE:

This announcement solicits applications for the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) Program. The purpose of the AENT program is to increase the number of primary care Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), with an emphasis on training them in rural and/or underserved communities to better prepare graduates to practice in these communities. The AENT grant provides traineeships to nurses who are pursuing advanced degrees as primary care nurse practitioners (NP) or nurse-midwives. 

Program Requirements

The AENT recipients will increase the number of primary care NP and nurse-midwives trained in primary care settings, with an emphasis on serving rural and underserved communities. To accomplish this goal, applicants must:

  • Provide traineeship awards to nurse practitioner (NP) or nurse-midwife students who are enrolled in an accredited graduate-level nurse practitioner or nurse-midwife program;
  • Recruit and match students to primary care practice sites, with a focus on underserved and/or rural settings for three to six-month clinical training intervals; and
  • Track, collect and report student enrollee and graduate-level data for programmatic reporting requirements. 

Applicants must:

  • Demonstrate a high level of need for primary care NP’s and/or nurse-midwives within the target community/population;
  • Demonstrate the need for clinical training for primary care NP’s and/or nurse-midwives located in community-based settings, with a focus on rural and underserved communities;
  • Explain how they will recruit, place, and track the clinical training activities in longitudinal placements lasting three to six months; and

Document understanding of diversity issues within primary care NP and nurse-midwife programs and the nursing workforce, as well as a knowledge of methods to address these issues.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS:

Eligibility Info: Eligible applicants are schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, State or local governments and other private or public nonprofit entities determined appropriate by the Secretary. 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 - Eligible applicants can submit only one application per campus. A campus is defined as a division of a university that has its own grounds, buildings (e.g., school of nursing) and faculty. Each applicant must have its own DUNS number.



BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Info:

The AENT Program will provide funding during Federal Fiscal Year 2016. The 12 month budget/project period will be from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $350,000 (which includes indirect costs). Allowable costs include traineeship support only. Traineeship support is limited to $22,000 annually for eligible full-time students. Support for part-time eligible students is restricted to the last 12 months of study prior to graduation and is limited to $11,000 annually. For fiscal year 2016, support is limited to programs that lead to a master’s and/or doctoral degree which prepares nurses to serve as primary care nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives.

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

 

Indirect Costs:

Indirect costs under training awards to applicants other than State, local or Indian tribal governments will be budgeted and reimbursed at 8% of modified total direct costs rather than on the basis of a negotiated rate agreement, and are not subject to upward or downward adjustment. Direct cost amounts for tuition and fees in excess of $25,000 are excluded from the direct cost base for purposes of this calculation.

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-04-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-05-2016
Optional LOI: 12/18/2015; Full Application: 02-05-2016 10:59 PM CST

Program Information:

Program #: HRSA-16-031

PURPOSE:

This announcement solicits applications for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Training Program. 

The purpose of this graduate-level training program is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, or are at risk for developing, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities (DD), by expanding interdisciplinary training opportunities for graduate-level trainees from a wide variety of professional disciplines. The program will also increase the number of sites able to diagnose or rule out autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities, ensuring that trainees: 

  • receive an appropriate balance of academic, clinical, and community opportunities;
  • are culturally competent and diverse;
  • demonstrate high levels of clinical competence in evaluating, diagnosing or ruling out, developing, and providing evidence-based interventions to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities; and
  • demonstrate an ability to use a family-centered approach
  • assume leadership roles in the field after their training 

Specific objectives of LEND programs are to:

  1. Provide high-quality interdisciplinary graduate-level education to long-term trainees that emphasizes the integration of services supported by state, local agencies, organizations, private providers, and communities;
  2. Train medium- and short-term trainees, including practicing professionals and families, to increase knowledge and skills around developmental disabilities and autism;
  3. Engage current university faculty from a variety of disciplines to encourage interdisciplinary training and mentor trainees;
  4. Increase the number of interdisciplinary diagnostic evaluations provided by LEND faculty and trainees;
  5. Ensure that LEND programs are engaged in the national network of LEND programs to foster collaboration, coordinate program efforts, disseminate research to the field, and provide peer mentorship opportunities;
  6. Increase the number of trainees from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; and

Increase the number of individuals with disabilities and family members in the program as trainees, faculty, and program consultants whenever appropriate and feasible. 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS:

Eligibility Info:  Per the Public Health Service Act, § 399BB(e)(A), public or nonprofit agencies, including institutions of higher education. 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 - Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable. 

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Info:

This program is expected to provide funding during federal fiscal years 2016 – 2020. The project period is five (5) years: July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021. The range of funding allowable in this funding opportunity is from $500,000 to $800,000 per program per year based on criteria in the chart below. Programs should request no more than the same funding level for all five years of the grant. Allowable funding levels for which programs can apply:

Funding Level

Minimum# of Long-term Trainees

# of Faculty Disciplines

Other Notes

$500,000

9

7

*This funding level includes all new LEND program applicants and will remain at the same level for each of the five years of the project period.

$500,000-$599,000

12

8

 

$600,000-$699,000

18

10

 

$700,000-$800,000

29

12

*All LEND programs applying for this category must provide documented evidence of the number of former long-term LEND trainees per year in the last project period to demonstrate that they can achieve the number of trainees required in this category.

Reminder: The Total Project or Program Costs are the total allowable costs (inclusive of direct and indirect costs) incurred by the recipient to carry out a -HRSA-supported project or activity. Total project or program costs include costs charged to the award and costs borne by the recipient to satisfy a matching or cost-sharing requirement, as applicable.

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

Indirect Costs: The indirect cost rate for all MCH Training programs is capped at 8 percent.

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: AIDS Education and Training Center National Clinician Consultation Center (AETC NCCC)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-04-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-01-2016
5 PM CST

Program Information:

Program #: HRSA-16-173

PURPOSE: 

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), AIDS Education and Training Center National Clinician Consultation Center (AETC NCCC), a component of the HRSA AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program. 

The purpose of the AETC NCCC is to supply health care providers with a national resource to obtain timely and appropriate responses to clinical questions relating to: 1) the treatment of people living with HIV (PLWH) and those at high risk for HIV infection; 2) health care worker exposure to HIV and other blood borne pathogens (e.g., viral hepatitis); 3) the treatment of pregnant women living with HIV, and their exposed infants, and a perinatal referral service to connect them with HIV-experienced care providers; and 4) PLWH with behavioral health and/or substance abuse issues. 

The efforts of the AETC NCCC will enhance the capacity of the regional AETCs to provide educational consultation to health care providers.  With the FY 2015 recompeted AETC regional program, the regional AETCs have a greater focus on providing education, training, and capacity development to clinical providers who are not HIV experts. With this shift, the NCCC, through the work it does, will have a greater role in providing support for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) funded HIV expert or highly experience providers. The consultation service provided by the AETC NCCC is not intended to replace sub-specialty consultation but rather to provide information and advice to providers managing PLWH. 

This FOA will support one (1) National Clinical Consultation Center tasked with serving all 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U. S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the six U.S. affiliated Pacific Jurisdictions (Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau).

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS:

Eligibility Info: Eligible organizations are public and nonprofit private entities and schools and academic health science centers, including faith-based and community-based organizations and tribes and tribal organizations.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 - Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Info: 

This program will provide funding during federal fiscal years 2016 – 2019. Approximately $1,500,000 is expected to be available annually to fund up to one (1) recipient. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $1,500,000 per year. The project period is four (4) years: July 1, 2016 thru June 30, 2020 (4 years) . 

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

Indirect Costs: No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
Submission Name: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Scholarship and Fellowship, Faculty Development, and Trade School and Community College Scholarship Grant Program (NRC)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-04-2016 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.Sponsor Deadline: 02-01-2016
4 PM CST

Program Information:

Program #: NRC-HQ-84-16-FOA-0001

PURPOSE:

Scholarship

The primary objective is to support scholarships for nuclear science, engineering, technology and related disciplines to develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials.  The nuclear-related discipline supported by this funding is intended to benefit the nuclear sector broadly. 

Fellowship

The primary objective is to support fellowships for nuclear science, engineering, technology and related disciplines to develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials.  The nuclear related discipline supported by this funding is intended to benefit the nuclear sector broadly.  

Faculty Development

The primary objective is to support faculty development for nuclear science, engineering, technology and related disciplines to develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials.  

The objectives are to attract and retain highly-qualified individuals in academic teaching careers.  The grants specifically target probationary, tenure-track faculty during the first 6 years of their career and new faculty hires in the following academic areas:  Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics, Radiochemistry, Probabilistic Risk Assessment (Levels 2 & 3), Seismology, and related disciplines.  

Grants may include support for developing applications for new research or continuing research projects in their areas of expertise.  The program provides support to enable newer faculty to enhance their careers as professors and researchers in the university department where employed.  The research supported by this announcement is intended to benefit the nuclear sector broadly.  

Trade School and Community College Scholarships

The primary objective is to support scholarships for nuclear science, engineering, technology, and related disciplines to develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials.  The nuclear-related discipline supported by this funding is intended to benefit the nuclear sector broadly.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS:

Eligibility Info: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education.

2. A. Eligible Scholarship Students

The Scholarship Program provides funding to 4-year colleges and universities to award scholarships to individuals pursuing nuclear science, engineering, and other disciplines that may be beneficial in developing and maintaining a nuclear workforce.  Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program offered by an accredited institution of higher education in the United States.  Institutions receiving NRC grants must establish programs to monitor the academic progress of the scholarship students.  The NRC recommends that funds for scholarships not be awarded to freshman or sophomores.

Student applicants must meet the following criteria to receive a scholarship: 

  1. Have at the time of application, and maintain a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) overall and within major.
  2. Maintain a course load of at least 12 credit hours per semester or be classified as a full-time student, in accordance with the university’s policies and practices.
  3. Be matriculated in a baccalaureate degree program in a nuclear or nuclear-related area. 

NOTE:  Trade Schools and Community Colleges are not eligible for Scholarship grants. 

2. B. Eligible Fellowship Students 

The Fellowship Program provides funding to colleges and universities to award fellowships to individuals pursuing nuclear science, engineering and other disciplines which may be beneficial in developing and maintaining a nuclear workforce.  NRC provides funds for fellowships in the fields of Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics, Radiochemistry, Probabilistic Risk Assessment (Levels 2 or 3), Seismology, and related disciplines.  Students need to be enrolled in a graduate degree program offered by an accredited institution of higher education in the United States.  Institutions receiving NRC grants must establish programs to monitor the academic progress of the fellowship students.  

Student applicants must meet the following criteria to receive a fellowship: 

  1. Have at the time of application, and maintain a 3.3 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) overall and within major.     
  2. Maintain a course load of at least 12 credit hours per semester or be classified as a full-time student, in accordance with the university’s policies and practices.
  3. Be matriculated in a graduate degree program in a nuclear-related area, including the fields of Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics, Radiochemistry and related disciplines as determined by the NRC. 

NOTE:  Trade Schools and Community Colleges are not eligible for Fellowship grants. 

2. C.  Eligible Faculty Development Recipients 

Eligible faculty development recipients are probationary, tenure-track faculty in the first 6 years of their career, who have been determined by the recipient institution to be committed to an academic career in Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics, Radiochemistry, Probabilistic Risk Assessment (Levels 2 or 3), Seismology and related disciplines.  New faculty can be hired under this announcement.  

The application must describe how the institution will select the faculty participant, what level of support the institution will provide, the procedures that will be used to evaluate, and the type of follow-up that will be provided for the completion of the development plan.  The application must also describe how it will work toward building institutional capacity once the participant completes their faculty development activities.  

NOTE:  Trade Schools and Community Colleges are not eligible for Faculty Development grants.

2. D.  Eligible Trade School and Community College Scholarship Students 

The Trade School and Community College scholarship program provides funding to institutions to award scholarships to individuals pursuing certifications or Associates degrees in disciplines that may be beneficial in developing and maintaining a nuclear workforce.  Institutions receiving NRC grants must establish programs to monitor the academic progress of the scholarship recipients.    

Student applicants must meet the following criteria to receive a scholarship: 

  1. Have at the time of application, and maintain a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) overall and within major.
  2. Maintain a course load of at least 12 credit hours per semester or be classified as a full-time student, in accordance with the institution’s policies and practices.
  3. Be matriculated in a Certificate or Associates degree program in a nuclear or nuclear-related area. 

All institutions of higher education accredited by the Department of Education are eligible for this program. 

2. E. Citizenship Requirement

All scholarship, fellowship, faculty development, and trade schools and community colleges students and supported faculty must be United States citizens or a noncitizen national of the United States, or have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence (i.e., in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card I-551, or other legal verification of such status).  Noncitizen nationals are persons born in outlying possessions of the United States (i.e., American Samoa and Swains Island).  Students must have full-time status at the recipient institution. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible. 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

1 - An applicant may submit only one application for each of the Scholarship, Fellowship, Faculty Development, and Trade School and Community College Scholarship grant programs.  If applying for more than one grant program, then the applicant must submit separate applications.  

NOTE:  Trade Schools and Community Colleges may only apply to the Trade School and Community College Scholarship Grant program.  Trade Schools and Community Colleges are not eligible for Faculty Development grants.

 

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Info:

Scholarship: This is a two (2) year program.  Scholarship funds may be requested for up to $200,000.00 total costs (direct costs and facilities and administrative costs) for the project period.  A scholarship student may not receive more than $10,000.00 per year or exceed $20,000.00 over a 2-year period.  

Fellowship: This is a four (4) year program.  Fellowship funds may be requested for up to $400,000.00 total costs (direct costs and facilities and administrative costs) for the project period.  A post graduate student may not receive funding in excess of $50,000.00 per year over a 4-year period.  

Faculty Development: This is a three (3) year program.  Faculty Developmentfunds may be requested for up to $450,000.00 total costs (direct costs and facilities and administrative costs) for the project period, provided that an additional $50,000.00 per year is fully matched by the recipient.  Other direct costs includes but are not limited to course development, equipment, stipends, participation in professional society meetings, and preparation of papers, travel, and associated expenses.  The base award is up to $300,000.00.  However, the NRC may increase, up to $450,000.00, to the extent that a portion of the award is matched dollar for dollar by the recipient.  For example, an award in the amount of $400,000.00 would require a match of $100,000.00 from the recipient. 

Trade School and Community College:  This is a two (2) year program.  Trade School and Community College funds may be requested for up to $150,000.00 total costs (direct costs and associated facilities and administrative costs) for the project period.  A scholarship student may not receive more than $10,000.00 over a 2-year period.

Cost Sharing:

Cost sharing or matching is not required. However, institutions are encouraged to cost share or match NRC funding (non-Federal funds) to enhance the benefits of the NRC grant. For purposes of this announcement, cost sharing or matching means additional contributions (either financial or in-kind) that enhance the overall goals of the scholarship, fellowship, faculty development, and trade school and community college grant programs. Cost sharing or matching may be used to build infrastructure in nuclear and related disciplines and may include a variety of areas ranging from support of students to facility improvements or expansion. A written agreement or letter, within the last 12 months, with a cost sharing or matching commitment is required at the time the application is submitted.

Applicants are to be careful with providing unrealistic or excessive cost share or match since, at the end of the grant, if the identified match has not been provided, then a portion of the Federal share may be required to be returned to the Government.

Indirect Costs: No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: Center For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)
Submission Name: Evaluating Locally-Developed or Adapted (Homegrown) Combination HIV Prevention Interventions for Transgender Persons who have Sex with Men (U01)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-22-2015 (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: 01-21-2016
Optional LOI: 1/21/2016; Application: 2/12/2016 10:59 PM CST

Program Information:

Program #: RFA-PS-16-003

 

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this FOA is to support a project to evaluate locally-developed or adapted and potentially effective but insufficiently evaluated, interventions that are designed to deliver a combination of HIV prevention, HIV care and treatment, and other social and support services to transgender persons who have sex with men, who are at high risk of HIV infection or who are living with HIV. Combination HIV prevention interventions are defined for the purpose of this FOA as a combination of mutually reinforcing biomedical, behavioral, and social/structural intervention components that together either reduce participants’ risks for acquiring HIV or improve outcomes along the HIV care continuum. The applicant may select one or more of the following Options:

  • Option A: Combination HIV prevention interventions that target HIV infected transgender persons who have sex with men who are at risk for HIV infection. Required intervention components should include at least one of the following: 1) Linking newly diagnosed persons to HIV care; 2) retaining persons currently in HIV care; 3) re-engaging persons who have fallen out of regular HIV care or who were never successfully linked to HIV care.
  • Option B: Combination HIV prevention interventions that target HIV uninfected transgender persons who have sex with men. Required intervention components should include at least one of the following: 1) HIV testing; 2) behavioral HIV risk reduction; and 3) pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)/post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

For each Option above, combination HIV prevention interventions should include at least one intervention component that addresses a social/structural determinant of health (for example, delivery of housing assistance, job training, mental health services, etc.) that enables transgender persons who have sex with men to access and utilize HIV prevention and care services. 

Combination HIV prevention interventions must have been locally developed or locally adapted by the applicant or partnering Community Based Organization (CBO), Community Health Center (CHC) or Community Service Organization (CSO), and may be referred to as ‘homegrown’ combination HIV prevention interventions. They may be delivered directly as co-located services or as co-located and referral services.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS:

Eligibility Info: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

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

Limit on Number of PIs/Co-PIs: 1 - There will only be one PD/PI per application. If necessary, Co-PI(s) may be listed in the application but only one PI may be the primary CDC contact for the award and this must be indicated in the application. For this announcement, applicants may not include collaborators or consultants from foreign institutions. 

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Info: 

Estimated Start Date: 9/30/2016.. The project period will run from 09/30/2016 to 09/29/2020. The estimated funding (direct and indirect) per awardee by 12-month budget period is:

Year 1: $200,000

Year 2: $600,000

Year 3: $600,000

Year 4: $400,000

Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing.

Indirect Costs: No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Practicums in Community Settings (BPCS) Program (BPCS)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-22-2015 (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: 01-20-2016
10:59 PM CST

Program Information:

Program #: HRSA-16-066

PURPOSE:

This announcement solicits applications for the Nurse Education Practice, Quality, and Retention (NEPQR) – Bachelor of Science in Nursing Practicums in Community Settings (BPCS) Program. 

Safe and effective primary care services delivered in community-based settings require Bachelor

of Science in Nursing (BSN) prepared nurses with skills in care coordination, chronic disease prevention, population health, and team-based, interprofessional care. Despite the increased need for BSN prepared nurses with these skillsets, recent workforce data indicate that the majority of recent BSN graduates go on to practice in acute care settings (e.g., hospitals), as opposed to other types of care facilities.   New BSN graduates may choose acute care settings over community-based settings for various reasons, including lack of familiarity in working with rural and underserved populations in community-based settings. 

This two-year funding opportunity’s purpose is to increase experiential training opportunities for senior-level BSN students in primary care community-based settings by (1) establishing and expanding upon academic-practice partnerships between schools of nursing and community- based clinical sites; and (2) providing senior-level BSN students with meaningful clinical experiences and training in medically underserved and rural communities.  Through this program, BHW hopes that new BSN graduates may receive experiential training that increases BSN student’s exposure to some of the nation’s most vulnerable and underserved populations that reside in rural community-based settings. 

Program Requirements

NEPQR-BPCS applicants are required to apply as part of an academic-practice partnership between one or more schools of nursing and one or more primary care practice sites located in underserved and/or rural settings. Applicants are required to provide robust clinical immersion experiences in community-based, primary care sites in rural and underserved areas. 

All applicants must outline a plan to increase the number of senior-level BSN students who receive extended community-based clinical training experiences by:

  • Building on an academic-practice partnership between one or more schools of nursing and one or more primary care practice sites located in underserved and/or rural settings. The lead applicant, if a school of nursing, must apply in partnership with at least one health care facility.  Likewise, the lead applicant, if a health care facility must apply in partnership with at least one school of nursing. The partnership must display commitments on behalf of all partners to support this initiative including significant leveraged resources, joint participant and outcomes tracking, and curriculum development to ensure that both the academic and clinical practicums are supported by this program;
  • Recruiting and matching senior-level BSN students to practice sites for three-month to six-month clinical training in primary care practice sites located in underserved and/or rural settings.
  • Enrolling five or more senior-level BSN students per three-month to-six month rotations are required; and
  • Assigning a dedicated, full-time, qualified RN with community-based primary care experience to act as a role model and preceptor.  The preceptor will train participants to work at the top of the scope of their license and find opportunities to continually expand the role of BSNs that practice in community settings. 

Applicants must propose academic-practice partnerships that include practice sites that utilize innovative, team-based models of healthcare delivery, inter-operative health information technology, and have the capacity to support practicum slots in primary care practice sites located in underserved and/or rural settings. All partners must demonstrate organizational

  • diversity and care delivery in underserved and rural populations.
  • diversity and care delivery in underserved and rural populations.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION:

Eligibility Info: In accordance with section 831(g) of PHS Act, eligible lead applicants include schools of nursing as defined in Section 801(2) of the PHS Act, health care facilities, or partnerships between schools of nursing and health care facilities.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 - Eligible applicants may submit only one application in response to this FOA. Multiple applications from any single organization are not allowed. Independent organizations are those entities that have unique DUNS numbers.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Info: 

This program will provide funding during federal fiscal years 2016 – 2017. Applicants responding to this announcement may request funding for a project period of up to two years (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018), at no more than $500,000 per budget period in total costs (direct and indirect). 

Funds may not be used for purposes specified in HRSA’s SF-424 R&R Application Guide.  In addition, funds may not be used for the following purposes: 

  • Direct payment to preceptors;
  • Provision of child care/child care costs;
  • Accreditation, Licensure, credentialing or certification exam fees;
  • College entrance exam costs;
  • Food;
  • Student or trainee travel;
  • Participant/student costs, including but not limited to student tuition, stipends, scholarships, bonuses, subsidies; and
  • Paid release time for program participants

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

Indirect Costs: Indirect costs under training awards to organizations other than State, local or Indian tribal governments will be budgeted and reimbursed at eight (8) percent of modified total direct costs rather than on the basis of a negotiated rate agreement, and are not subject to upward or downward adjustment. Direct cost amounts for equipment and capital expenditures, and fees, and sub-grants and subcontracts in excess of $25,000 are excluded from the direct cost base for purposes of this calculation.

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: Advanced Nursing Education Program (ANEP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-22-2015 (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: 01-15-2016
10:59 PM CST

Program Information:

Program #: HRSA-16-070

PURPOSE:

The FY16 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to expand upon the efforts that began in FY15 to increase academic-practice partnerships around the country. Due to this goal of expanding BHW’s efforts, the FY16 FOA will only solicit applications from eligible entities that are not being funded under the FY15 ANE award. 

This announcement solicits applications for the Advanced Nursing Education Program to support the enhancement of advanced nursing education and practice. Funded projects will implement creative academic-practice partnerships within advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) primary care programs. Partnerships between academic institutions and rural and/or underserved primary care practice sites will promote APRN students’ readiness to practice upon graduation by improving training and competencies for both students and preceptors. Working collectively, these partnerships will 

  • Facilitate the meaningful exchange of information to identify the needs of the community and the clinical workforce;
  • Use this information to enhance curriculum, preceptor recruitment, training and evaluation; and
  • Shape the experiential training of advance practice nursing students to be better prepared upon graduation to provide care for rural and underserved populations. 

Program Requirements

The ANE program supports partnerships formed between academic institutions and primary care practice sites in order to improve experiential training and competencies for students and preceptors. 

ANE applicants must create academic-practice partnerships and utilize these partnerships to develop new strategies and models for preparing graduate nursing students to address the unique, medically-complex needs of rural and underserved populations. This must include a definitive, measurable plan to facilitate the meaningful exchange of information between programs of nursing and primary care practice sites that serve underserved and rural populations. This meaningful exchange of information will highlight any gaps in student preparation and preceptor knowledge and skills and lead to recommendations to resolve these training gaps.

ANE applicants must:

  • Establish or enhance academic-practice partnerships between at least one school of nursing and two or more primary care facilities that are located in underserved and/or rural settings;
  • Establish formal, ongoing feedback mechanisms between schools and practice sites to yield enhanced curriculum and a meaningful training experience by: o
    • Assessing advanced practice students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities and identifying specific training gaps to inform improvements to current curriculum and clinical training; and
    • Assessing preceptor competencies, identifying specific training gaps, and providing the necessary training to improve preceptor knowledge and skills; and

Expand clinical training opportunities in primary care settings located in underserved and/or rural settings and place advanced practice nursing students in these practice sites.

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS:

Eligibility Info: Eligible applicants are schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, State or local governments, and other public or private nonprofit entities determined to be appropriate by the Secretary. To leverage existing investments, the FY 2016 ANE FOA will only solicit applications from eligible entities that were NOT funded under the FY 2015 ANE FOA

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 - Eligible applicants can submit only one application per campus; multiple applications from a single campus are not allowable. Independent organizations are those entities that have unique DUNS numbers.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Info: 

This program will provide funding during federal fiscal years (FY) 2016-2018. Applicants responding to this announcement may request funding for a project period of up to three (3) years (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019), at no more than $700,000 per year, in total costs (direct and indirect). 

Funds under this announcement may not be used for certain purposes, including but not limited to:

  • Student support including tuition, stipends, scholarships, bonuses;
  • Student salaries and travel;
  • Subsidies or paid release time for project faculty;
  • Payment of temporary personnel replacement costs for the time faculty / preceptors / participants are away from usual worksite during involvement in project activities;
  • Accreditation, credentialing, licensing, continuing education, and franchise fees and expenses; preadmission costs, student books and fees; promotional items and memorabilia; food and drinks; and animal laboratories;
  • Construction or renovations;
  • Incentives payments, including but not limited to purchasing gift cards or gas cards;
  • Direct payment to preceptors and clinical site for precepting individual students. 

No more than $300,000 can be used for the purpose of purchasing equipment to augment the

training and education of their students over the 3-year project period.

Cost Sharing: Cost Sharing/Matching is not required for this program.

Indirect Costs: No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-21-2015 (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: 01-16-2016
5 PM CST

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a 6th (sixth) year of a solicitation on collaborative research and education in the area of Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM). This solicitation is in response to and is a component of the NNI Signature Initiative: Sustainable Nanomanufacturing - Creating the Industries of the Future (http://www.nano.gov/NSINanomanufacturing). Although many nanofabrication techniques have demonstrated the ability to fabricate small quantities of nanomaterials and nanostructures for characterization and evaluation purposes, the emphasis of the Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) solicitation is on research on new manufacturing processes and methods to overcome the key scientific and engineering barriers that prevent the production of useful nanomaterials and nanostructures and their integration into nanodevices and nanosystems at an industrially relevant scale, reliably, and at low cost and within sustainability and environmental, health and safety (EHS) guidelines.

Proposals should target nanomanufacturing processes with a clear commercial relevance, and should consider addressing key aspects of the nanomanufacturing value chain of nano-scale building-blocks to complex nanostructures to functional devices to integrated systems:

  • 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 structures, devices and systems;
  • Fundamental scientific research in key, well-defined technical areas that are compellingly justified as approaches to overcome critical scientific and engineering barriers to scale-up and integration; and
  • Design principles for production systems leading to nanomanufacturing tools, systems and platforms; identification of metrology, instrumentation, standards and control methodologies needed for process control and to assess quality and yield; identification of environmental and energy footprints, as applicable.

Competitive proposals will incorporate three elements in their research plans:

  1. A persuasive case that the nanomaterials, nanostructures, nanodevices or nanosystems to be manufactured have or are likely to have sufficient demand to justify eventual scale-up;
  2. A clearly identified set of research issues requiring science and engineering solutions that must be addressed to enable the manufacture of high quality nano-enabled products in large quantities and at low cost; and
  3. A compelling research plan with clear objectives and approaches to overcome the identified research issues.

These elements should be carefully explained and justified in proposals, since both the scientific novelty and the feasibility of the methods being researched will be important evaluation factors.

Competitive proposals are expected to address the training and education of students in nanomanufacturing and related areas. Since Scalable Nanomanufacturing research will involve addressing multiple scientific challenges, an inter-disciplinary approach is strongly encouraged. Disciplines could range from mathematics to the physical sciences to engineering. While not required, collaborative activities with industrial or small business companies are welcome and collaborations in which industrial partners develop industrially relevant test-beds where university and company researchers can experiment and interact are encouraged. It is advisable that such firms be consulted early in the proposal preparation process and that their intellectual contributions be clearly explained in the proposal.

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

Please see requirements for submitting proposals for collaborations; a single proposal with sub-contracts must be submitted for collaborations and the submission of separate proposals from multiple investigators for collaborative projects ('collaborative proposals') is not allowed.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS:

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

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award InfoAwards will be in the range of $250,000-$375,000 per year for four years, depending on the scope of the work proposed. The total request for NSF funding for each project, for all investigators and all organizations, may not exceed $1,500,000. Anticipated date of awards: July 2016.

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: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-16-2015 (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: 02-16-2016
due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time

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 typically have 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; Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

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

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per 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. NSF expects project teams to include persons with appropriate expertise. This might include expertise in the domain or domains of science or engineering on which the project focuses, in ethics, values, evaluation, and pedagogy. For Institutional Transformation Research Grant proposals, it is highly recommended that one or more senior members of the administration (e.g. Provost, VP, and/or President) serve as a PI.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Estimated total annual funding amount is $3,150,000 - subject to the availability of funds. The maximum amount for 5-year awards is $600,000 and the maximum amount for 3-year awards is $400,000.

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable limitations

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

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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:  12-15-2015 (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: 02-10-2016
due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time

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 fulltime 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 LIMIT: 

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 2016. 

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award provides a $75,000 unrestricted research grant. Of the total amount, $7,500 is for departmental expenses associated with research and education. 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:  Charges associated with indirect costs or institutional overhead are not allowed.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Clinical and Translational Science Award U54 (PAR-15-304)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-09-2015 (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: 01-25-2016
5 PM local time of applicant organization

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Program #: PAR-15-304

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to participate in the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program which supports high quality translational and clinical research locally, regionally and nationally and fosters innovation in research methods, training, and career development. 

Translating biomedical discoveries into clinical applications that improve human health is a complex process with high costs and substantial failure rates.  This can result in a delay of years or decades before discoveries in biomedical research result in health benefits for patients and communities.  Recognizing the need to improve translation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) established the CTSA program in 2006. In 2011, the CTSA Program became part of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).  NCATS' mission is to identify and instantiate the general scientific and operational principles underlying each step of the translational continuum, thus transforming translation from an empirical process to a predictive science. To accomplish this, NCATS supports research to identify and test promising translational innovations and develop, demonstrate, and disseminate advances across the translational science spectrum. 

The NCATS CTSA program, as a whole, supports the full spectrum of clinical and translational research.  The CTSA hubs are a critical part of the program.  Given the enormous variety of translational scientific and operational issues in need of effective solutions, and the rich diversity of academic medical institutions, each hub is both required to have certain common capacities and is encouraged beyond these to bring its own unique strengths to the program and the network.  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 and instantiate innovative solutions at their institutions.  In training and operations, CTSA hubs should promote the team science required for translational research, and the development and nurturing of the translational research workforce.  

This FOA calls for applications from medical research institutions to participate as hubs in the CTSA program. Each application consists of 2-3 parts which are linked at the time of application, but will be separated at the time of award: 

  • UL1 award for a translational science hub that provides A. Administrative Core; B. Informatics; C. Community and Collaboration; D. Translational Endeavors; E. Research Methods; F. Hub Resource Capacity; G. Network Capacity; and H. Optional Functions. A through G are required parts of the application, and H is optional.
  • KL2 award for institutional career development core (I. Inst Career Dev Core);
  • TL1 award (optional) to support research training for pre- and post-doctorates [J. National Research Service Award (NRSA) Training Core].

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT: 

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. CTSA programs with more than 15 months of remaining support at the date of submission are not eligible to submit an application. The NIH will not accept duplicate or highly overlapping applications under review at the same time. 

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: The project period is limited to five years. Award Budgets for the sum of UL1 and KL2 awards are limited to between $3M and $7.5M in direct costs. Within that range, support is limited to 2.5% of total institutional NIH funding in the fiscal year prior to the time of application. Budgets for the TL1 awards are based upon the allowed number of trainees and considered separately. 

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention- Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Program: Behavioral Health Integration (HRSA-16-068)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-04-2015 (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: 01-22-2016
10:59 P.M. CST

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Program #: HRSA-16-068

This announcement solicits applications for a two-year FY 2016 Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention-Interprofessional Collaborative Practice:  Behavioral Health Integration (NEPQR-IPCP:BHI) program to integrate interprofessional and collaborative models of behavioral health services into routine nurse-led primary care delivered in vulnerable and/or underserved/rural populations.

In 2003, the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health report cited primary care as an area where patients need to receive more effective mental health assessment and treatment.  Further, Healthy People 2020 recommends that early interventions, including behavioral health screenings, become an essential component of primary care visits.  The Affordable Care Act created a federal infrastructure to integrate primary care and behavioral health services through increased access to mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment benefits. This increase in coverage also increases the demand for a competent health workforce, capable of working in an integrated setting.

The NEPQR-IPCP: BHI program aims to expand the evidence-based practice of integrating behavioral health providers into nurse-led primary care teams in order to increase access to care, enhance care coordination and improve patient outcomes in vulnerable and/or underserved community- based settings. 

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT: 

Eligible applicants are accredited schools of nursing, health care facilities, or a partnership of such a school and facility.

All applicants must possess the capacity to deliver high quality, integrated team-based, nurse-led primary care and behavioral health services to patients and their families in community-based settings.

Foreign entities are not eligible for HRSA awards, unless the authorizing legislation specifically authorizes awards to foreign entities or the award is for research. This exception does not extend to research training awards or construction of research facilities.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1 - Eligible applicants may submit only one application in response to this FOA. Multiple applications from any single organization are not allowed. Independent organizations are those entities that have unique DUNS numbers.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION: 

General Award Information:Estimated Award Amount: Up to $500,000 per year.

Project Period: July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018

Two (2) years

 Funds under this announcement may not be used for certain purposes, including but not limited to: 

  • Student support including tuition, stipends, scholarships, bonuses, student salaries and travel;
  • Subsidies or paid release time for project trainees/participants;
  • Payment of temporary personnel replacement costs for the time trainees/participants are away from usual worksite during involvement in project activities;
  • Accreditation, credentialing, licensing, continuing education, and franchise fees and expenses; preadmission costs, student books and fees; promotional items and memorabilia; food and drinks; and animal laboratories;
  • Construction or renovations; and
  • Promotional items and memorabilia.

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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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:  12-04-2015 (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: 01-13-2016
due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time

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 LIMIT:

Submission Eligibility

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • Organizations that may apply for the MRI program:

Submission Eligibility

Proposals may only be submitted by 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. (Campuses or organizations that plan to submit a proposal through the Sponsored Projects Office of other campuses or organizations should contact NSF to discuss eligibility as early as possible and at least six weeks before submitting such a proposal.)

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

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

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

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

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

Prospective PIs may contact the cognizant MRI program officers regarding organizational eligibility, and for information on other NSF funding opportunities for instrumentation; see also Section IX for a list of related NSF programs for research instrumentation.

Additionally:

    • MREFC-related Proposals: The MRI program will not accept proposals for an instrument that augments an NSF Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC) project if that project is not receiving operations funding outside of 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/ffrdclist/. Preliminary inquiry to the cognizant MRI point of contact should be made before preparing a proposal for submission.

Organization Categories

All MRI-eligible organizations belong to one of the following three categories:

A. Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are accredited colleges and universities that have awarded more than 20 Ph.D or D.Sc. degrees in all NSF-supported fields during the combined previous two academic years. Additionally, any organization that awards Ph.D. or D.Sc. degrees in NSF-supported fields is considered to be a Ph.D.-granting institution if the only degrees it awards in NSF-supported fields are post-Bachelor's degrees.

B. Non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are accredited colleges and universities (including two-year community colleges) that award Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, and/or Master's degrees in NSF-supported fields, but have awarded 20 or fewer Ph.D./D.Sc. degrees in all NSF-supported fields during the combined previous two academic years.

C. Non-degree-granting organizations are those that do not award Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, and/or Ph.Ds. or Ds.Sc. Non-degree-granting organizations also include institutions of higher education that award all of their degrees outside of NSF-supported fields.

Please review NSF's Guide to Programs for NSF-supported fields of science, mathematics and engineering athttp://www.nsf.gov/funding/browse_all_funding.jsp.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3; Three (3) as described below. Potential PIs are advised to contact their institutional office of research regarding processes used to select proposals for submission. 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).

**Note: The 30% cost-sharing requirement applies to only the portion of the total project cost budgeted to non-exempt organizations, including those participating through subawards. When required, cost-sharing must be precisely 30%. 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 cost-sharing and cannot provide it. National Science Board policy is that voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited. 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.

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION: 

Cost Sharing Requirements: Cost-sharing of precisely 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 cost-sharing and cannot include it. National Science Board policy is that voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable

Other Budgetary Limitations: Instrument acquisition or development 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.

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

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Sponsor: Center For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)
Submission Name: Research on Technical Improvement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to be used in Healthcare Settings for Infection Control, including Ebola and other Emerging Pathogens (PPE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-30-2015 (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: 12-14-2015
Optional Letter of Intent: 12/14/2015; Application: 1/19/2016 by 4 PM CST

Program Information:

PURPOSE: 

Program #: RFA-CK-16-006 

Optional Letter of Intent: 12/14/2015

Application: 1/19/2016 by 4 PM CST

Estimated Start Date: 07/30/2016

The purpose of this announcement is to fund research to improve personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used in healthcare settings for infection control. Specifically, it will focus on improving the design of and the material used in isolation gowns and respirators to address challenges related to comfort, ease of communication, reprocessing for re-use, fluid penetration through materials, fit and sizing, and ease of safe donning and doffing. The applicant must also develop the capability to produce these two products in the United States.

Although a letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains allows CIO staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1 - Each eligible applicant institution may submit only one application.

To be eligible to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated success in producing prototype devices for respiratory protection and barrier protection.
  • Demonstrated experience working with NIOSH on device assessment.
  • Demonstrated access to industry counterparts for device production.
  • Published peer-reviewed articles reflecting expertise and innovation in textile design.
  • Demonstrated access to materials engineering research laboratories.

Applications submitted under this funding opportunity announcement must not include activities that overlap with simultaneously-funded research under other awards. 

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  There will only be one PD/PI for each application. If necessary, Co-PI(s) may be listed in the application, but only one PI may be the primary CDC contact for the application and the award and this must be indicated in the application.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION: 

General Award Information:Estimated total funding available, to include direct and indirect costs for the entire project period, is $3,000,000. The project period will be three years. There will be one award. 

Cost Sharing:  This FOA does not require cost sharing as defined in the HHS Grants Policy Statement (http://www.hhs.gov/asfr/ogapa/aboutog/hhsgps107.pdf). 

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: Center For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)
Submission Name: Annual Estimates of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness for Preventing Medically Attended Laboratory- Confirmed Influenza in the United States (U01)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-30-2015 (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: 12-14-2015
Optional Letter of Intent: 12/14/2015; Application Due Date: 01/11/2016 no later than 4 PM CST

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Program #: RFA-IP-16-002

Optional Letter of Intent: 12/14/2015

Application Due Date: 01/11/2016  no later than 4:00 PM U.S. Central Time

Estimated Start Date: 07/01/2016 

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support a network of US institutions that can obtain reliable vaccination information for a population and provide accurate estimates of annual influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) to prevent influenza-associated illness in that population. Participating institutions will coordinate enrollment of patients with acute respiratory illness (ARI), confirm influenza infection using a standardized reverse-transcription PCR (RT-PCR) assay, and estimate VE using a test-negative study design. Interim VE estimates during the influenza season and end-of-season VE estimates will be used to inform vaccine recommendations and assess public health impact of influenza vaccination programs to prevent influenza-related illness and medical visits among persons of all ages. In addition, this network will compare VE for specific vaccine types available in the US. This network will serve as an emergency response resource in the event of an influenza pandemic to assess VE to prevent medically attended illness associated with pandemic influenza. 

Influenza is an important cause of morbidity, mortality, and healthcare burden across all age groups. Because influenza viruses are constantly changing and vaccines are reformulated every year, annual estimates of the effectiveness of influenza vaccines in preventing illness due to influenza infection and its associated complications are needed in order to evaluate the protection provided by annual, nationwide vaccination programs. The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support a network of US institutions that can obtain reliable vaccination information for a population and provide accurate estimates of annual influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) to prevent medically-attended, influenza-associated illness in the population for whom influenza vaccination is recommended. Estimating influenza VE as soon as possible after the start of a seasonal influenza epidemic or pandemic, and monitoring it over time, are important to guide vaccination policies for influenza control. Estimation of VE depends upon accurate assessment of vaccination status, laboratory-confirmed disease outcomes, timing of illness and vaccination, and assessment of other factors that may affect vaccine use and immune response to vaccination. Moreover, a number of potential modifiers of vaccine response and vaccine effectiveness have been identified, including individual factors (age, prior vaccination), environmental factors (exposure to cigarette smoke), viral factors (influenza type and subtype) and infectious disease factors. This FOA intends to solicit applications that describe plans to identify and control for a variety of potential confounders in each proposed analysis. In addition, this network will allow comparison of VE data for specific vaccine types available in the US and serve as an emergency response resource in the event of an influenza pandemic. Results from research conducted under this funding opportunity announcement will yield high impact public health findings and/or strategies that will contribute to a reduction in the overall healthcare burden and improve the health of the US population. Participating institutions awarded under this FOA will coordinate enrollment of patients aged 6 months and older with acute respiratory illness (ARI) and influenza infection will be confirmed using a standardized reverse-transcription PCR assay. Participating sites will contribute data to CDC to estimate VE using a test-negative study design. Applications should describe plans to identify and control for a variety of potential confounders in each proposed analysis. Annual VE estimates will be used to inform and assess the public health impact of influenza vaccination programs on the prevention of medically-attended, influenza-associated illness. 

Although a letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains allows CIO staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review. 

Applications submitted under this funding opportunity announcement must not include activities that overlap with simultaneously-funded research under other awards.



ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1 - Eligible applicant institutions may submit only one application containing multiple components. 

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  1 - There will only be one PD/PI per application. If necessary, Co-PI(s) may be listed in the application but only one PI may be the primary CDC contact for the award and this must be indicated in the application.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Awards issued under this FOA are contingent on the availability of funds and submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000 Per Project Period 
Award Floor: $500,000 Per Project Period 
Total Project Period Length: 5 year(s)  

If a current awardee of CDC FOA IP11-003 applies to this FOA and the application ranks sufficiently high to be awarded, funding restrictions will apply to ensure no overlap of the budget or project periods with IP11-003 and IP16-002. 

Cost Sharing:  This FOA does not require cost sharing.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (NRT)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-23-2015 (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: 12-09-2015
due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, potentially transformative, and scalable models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program includes two tracks: the Traineeship Track and the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track. The Traineeship Track is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, aligned with changing workforce and research needs, and scalable. For this solicitation the Traineeship Track has one priority interdisciplinary research theme — Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE); proposals are encouraged also on any non-DESE interdisciplinary research theme that is a national priority. The IGE Track is dedicated solely to piloting, testing, and evaluating novel, innovative, and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. Whereas the Traineeship Track promotes building on the current knowledge base to more effectively train STEM graduate students, the IGE Track supports test-bed projects with high potential to enrich, improve, and extend the knowledge base with attention to transferability and innovation. For both tracks, strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, museums, and academic partners are encouraged.

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

    December 9, 2015

Applies to both tracks

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

    February 9, 2016

Applies to both tracks

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Eligibility Info:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

    • Universities and Colleges – Universities and colleges accredited in, and having a campus located in, the U.S. acting on behalf of their faculty members and that award a research-based master’s degree and/or a doctoral degree in a STEM discipline supported by the National Science Foundation may submit to the Traineeship Track.
    • For the Innovations in Graduate Education Track, the categories of proposers eligible to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation are identified in the Grant Proposal Guide, Chapter 1, Section E.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  3

2 for the Traineeship Track, 1 for the Innovations in Graduate Education Track

Each institution may submit two Traineeship Track proposals and one Innovations in Graduate Education Track proposals. If an institution submits only one Traineeship Track proposal, it can be on either DESE or another theme. If an institution submits two Traineeship Track proposals, at least one must be a DESE proposal. In either case (DESE or non-DESE), the traineeship theme of a Traineeship Track proposal must be interdisciplinary.

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

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

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information:

The estimated number of awards under this solicitation is pending availability of FY 2015 and 2016 funds.

NRT Traineeship Track Awards (10 anticipated) are expected to be up to five years in duration with a budget up to $3,000,000.

NRT IGE Track Awards (14-20 anticipated) are expected to be up to 2-3 years in duration with a budget between $300,000 and$500,000.

Cost Sharing:  

Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited for NRT proposals.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: Department Of Health And Human Services (DHHS)
Submission Name: Guidelines for Women’s Preventive Services (HRSA-16-057)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-18-2015 (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: 11-30-2015
Optional Letter of Intent: 11/30/2015; Full Application: 1/4/2016 at 10:59 P.M. CST

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Program #: HRSA-16-057

Optional Letter of Intent: 11/30/2015
Full Application: 1/4/2016 at 10:59 P.M. Central Time

This announcement solicits applications for Guidelines for Women’s Preventive Services. The purpose of this project is to improve adult women’s health across the lifespan by engaging a coalition of health professional organizations to recommend updates to the HRSA-supported Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines. Under Section 2713 of the Public Health Service Act, as added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 3 P.L. 111-148 (42 U.S.C. 300gg-13)4, non-grandfathered group health plans and non-grandfathered group and individual health insurance coverage must include coverage, without cost sharing, for the preventive services identified in that section, including those provided for in the HRSA-supported Women’s Preventive Services Guidelines.

The specific aims of the project are to: 

  1. Establish a process for developing and regularly recommending updates to the guidelines for women’s preventive services;
  2. Obtain participation by health professional organizations on developing recommended guidelines for women’s preventive services;
  3. Review and synthesize existing guidelines and new scientific evidence for women’s preventive services;
  4. Develop recommended guidelines for women’s preventive services;
  5. Disseminate HRSA-supported comprehensive guidelines for use in clinical practice.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b) is eligible to apply for Federal funding. Faith-based and community-based organizations are also eligible to apply for these awards.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1 - Multiple applications from an organization are not allowable. 

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION: 

General Award Information: Estimated Award Amount: Up to $950,000 per year

Project Period: March 1, 2016 through February 28, 2021 (five years) 

Cost Sharing:  Cost sharing/matching is 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:  11-02-2015 (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: 12-02-2015
due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time

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 collaborating with a least one industry partner. In this program, there is a heavy emphasis on the quality, composition, and participation of the partners, including the appropriate contributions for each role. These partnerships focus on the integration of technologies into a specified human-centered service system with the potential to achieve transformational change, satisfying a real need by making an existing service system smart(er) or by spurring the creation of an entirely new smart service system. The selected service system should function as a test bed.

Service systems are socio-technical configurations of people, technologies, organizations, and information [1] designed to create value by fulfilling the needs of those participating in the system. A "smart" service system is a system that amplifies or augments human capabilities [2] to identify, learn, adapt, monitor and make decisions. The system utilizes data received, transmitted, or processed in a timely manner, thus improving its response to future situations. These capabilities are the result of the incorporation of technologies for sensing, actuation, coordination, communication, control, etc.

PFI: BIC funds research partnerships working on projects that operate in the post-fundamental/translational space; the proposers must be mindful of the state of the art and the competitive landscape, yet recognize that it is not a central task in this proposal to carve out, or be on, a clear path to commercialization. These projects require additional effort to integrate the technology into a real service system, incorporating human factors considerations to assure the system’s efficacy. The research tasks 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 research tasks of the project must demonstrate a highly collaborative research plan involving participation of the primary industrial partner(s) as well as of any other primary partners with the academic researcher during the life of the award.

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

     December 02, 2015

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

     January 27, 2016

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Eligibility Info:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

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

For a single project, only one proposal should be submitted, and the lead academic institution should be the submitter. Additional partners that will be compensated via the grant should participate as subawardees in the proposal (rather than submitting a separate proposal); i.e., no separately submitted collaborative proposals will be accepted.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  2

Up to two (2) LOIs per institution can be submitted.

Academic institutions are also 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 additional proposals submitted under this solicitation. Lead academic institutions that have submitted a proposal may also provide consultants to other proposals submitted under this solicitation.

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

The PI cannot concurrently be a PI on more than one active PFI: BIC award.

  

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information:

Awards may be up to $1,000,000, with an award duration of three (3) years. In other words, the total budget request to NSF for the lead institution and all others participating in the project cannot exceed $1,000,000.

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

Subawards can only be allocated to small businesses that meet the SBIR program eligibility requirements: (http://sbir.gov/sites/default/files/elig_size_compliance_guide.pdf).

Cost Sharing:  

Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: Us Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Submission Name: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2015/2016 Urban Waters Small Grants Request for Proposals (UWSG)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-30-2015 (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: 11-20-2015
10:59 P.M. CST

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The mission of EPA’s Urban Waters Program is to help local residents and their organizations, particularly those in underserved communities, restore their urban waters in ways that also benefit community and economic revitalization. The Urban Waters Small Grants is one element through which EPA is accomplishing this mission, as well as through the Urban Waters Learning Network and the Urban Waters Federal Partnership. The Urban Waters Federal Partnership (UWFP) (www.urbanwaters.gov) is a partnership of fourteen federal agencies working to reconnect urban communities with their waterways by improving coordination among federal agencies and collaborating with community‐led revitalization efforts to improve the nation’s water systems and promote their economic, environmental and social benefits. In an attempt to strengthen and diversify on-the-ground efforts to restore urban waters, EPA encourages the use of the UWFP model for improving water quality in communities. The Urban Waters Program also supports the EPA Strategy Working to Make a Visible Difference in Communities (http://www2.epa.gov/smart-growth/making-visible-differencecommunities). This strategy focuses on providing better support to communities, especially in environmentally overburdened, underserved, and economically distressed areas where the needs are greatest.

Proposals submitted under this announcement should meet all of the following program objectives. Those that do not meet all of these program objectives may not score as highly under the evaluation criteria in Section V.

For more information on addressing these objectives in your proposal, see Sections IV and V.

 

  • Address local water quality issues related to urban runoff pollution
  • Provide additional community benefits
  • Actively engage underserved communities
  • Foster partnership

Provided below are examples of project activities that are generally not eligible for funding under this announcement. In some cases, the project activity might be eligible for funding if it is part of a demonstration project or a training/education project:

 

  • construction of storm water infrastructure improvements, including installation of low-impact development and green infrastructure;
  • removal of trash and debris;
  • construction of habitat for birds and other wildlife along the water body;
  • construction of connections between open space to provide corridors for birds and other wildlife;
  • installation of erosion control measures to stabilize stream banks;

If a proposal is submitted that includes any ineligible tasks or activities that portion of the proposal will be ineligible for funding and may, depending on the extent to which it affects the federal, render the entire proposal ineligible for funding.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Eligibility Info:

Eligible applicants include States, local governments, Indian Tribes, public and private universities and colleges, public or private nonprofit institutions/organizations, intertribal consortia, and interstate agencies. Individuals, for-profit commercial entities and all federal agencies are not eligible to apply. Nonprofit organizations described in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that engage in lobbying activities as defined in Section 3 of the Lobbying Disclosure Act 1995 are not eligible to apply.

Proposed project activities must take place entirely within one of the Eligible Geographic Areas, as illustrated on the interactive map provided on the Urban Waters Small Grants mapping website at http://www2.epa.gov/urbanwaters/urban-waters-small-grantsmapping.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

Under this competition, only one proposal can be submitted per applicant.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information:

The EPA funding is expected to be approximately $40,000 to no more than $60,000 for each award. Applicants may not request more than $60,000 in EPA funding – proposals requesting more than $60,000 in EPA funds will not be reviewed. While there is no minimum, EPA suggests applicants request at least approximately $40,000 in EPA funds. A minimum nonfederal cost share/match of $4,000 is required (see Section III.B for information on the cost share/match requirement). It is anticipated that funded cooperative agreements will have a one to two-year project period.

Cost Sharing:  

For this RFP, EPA has determined that an applicant must provide a minimum of $4,000 as the non-federal cost share/match. Cost share/matching funds are considered grant funds and are included in the total award amount and should be used for the reasonable and necessary expenses of carrying out the workplan. All grant funds are subject to federal audit. Any restrictions on the use of grant funds (examples of restrictions are outlined in Section III.D of this announcement) also apply to the use of cost share/match. Other federal grants may not be used as cost share/match without specific statutory authority. In order to be considered for funding, all applicants must describe in their proposal submission how they will contribute the minimum cost share/match requirement.

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) Equipment/Instrumentation (DOD HBCU/MI)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-16-2015 (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: 11-13-2015
Applications must be received by 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Department of Defense (DoD) is soliciting applications for the acquisition of equipment/instrumentation under the Fiscal Year 2016 Research and Education Program for HBCU/MI. The Research and Education Program is designed to enhance the research capabilities of HBCUs and MIs and strengthen their science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) education programs. The purpose of funding under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) is to (1) support the acquisition of equipment/instrumentation to augment existing research capabilities or to develop new capabilities in research areas of interest to DoD, and (2) attract students to pursue studies leading to STEM careers. Although 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/instruments on student participation in research.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  3 - No more than three (3) applications are allowed per institution. If more than three otherwise eligible applications are received from a given HBCU/MI, the institution will be required to withdraw all but three.

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.

Enrollments, accreditation, and other factors may affect an institution’s eligibility in any given year. With the exception of HBCUs and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), in order to meet the eligibility criterion under C.1.a above, an institution must apply to the Department of Education (DoEd) each year for Title III or Title V eligibility. A copy of the DoEd letter dated November 2014 or later certifying eligibility for Title III or Title V assistance must be included with each application submitted under this BAA. The eligibility letter will not be included in the page limit (see Section D.2).

If the DoEd eligibility letter is not submitted with the application, the applicant will be deemed ineligible and the application will not be considered by DoD.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information:

 a.   Amount and composition of requested funding.

  1. An application may request DoD funding ranging in the aggregate from $50,000 to $500,000. An application that requests aggregate funding of less than

$50,000 or more than $500,000 will be considered non-responsive and will not be accepted for review. Applicants that use a “modified total direct costs” base for reimbursement of indirect costs are reminded that the costs of equipment are excluded from the base for purposes of indirect (facilities and administration) cost calculations.

 

  1. An application may request a single item of equipment/instrumentation or multiple items, including items of equipment/instrumentation that comprise a “system” for a common research purpose.
  2. 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.
  3. General purpose equipment, i.e., equipment whose use is not limited to research, including information technology equipment and software, is not eligible for support under this BAA. However, an application may include a request for computers (i.e., laptops, desk tops, tablets, mobile devices, and computer software) to be used in research and education programs. The purpose and use of such equipment MUST be fully justified, itemized and listed under the equipment category, not under “materials/supplies.”
  4. All equipment/instrumentation proposed for acquisition must be intended for use in research and education at the applicant institution. No costs may be requested for collaboration with other institutions. No costs may be requested for user fees, maintenance agreements, or extended warranties.

DoD may, at its discretion, consider an application that includes types of costs or proposed expenditures that do not conform to the limitations in paragraphs 3.a.i, iii, iv, and v as non-responsive or may unilaterally remove such items from the bud et.

See Section II. D.6 for further information regarding finding restrictions.

Cost Sharing:  Cost sharing or matching is not required under this BAA, and is not an evaluation factor.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Building Population Health Research Capacity in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (U24) (NIH)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-09-2015 (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: 12-09-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This initiative supports efforts to enhance capacity to conduct meaningful ongoing, sustainable research and/or research dissemination in the USAPI. These enhancements may occur within the applicant organization as well as partner organizations located in the USAPI. Examples of capacity building activities that may be supported include but are not limited to the following:

  • Enhancements of core facilities, equipment, or personnel to conduct health research.
  • Establishment of networks to facilitate development of new research ideas and initiatives, identification of potential research collaborators, and dissemination of research findings.
  • Development and/or adaption of culturally appropriate data collection instruments, measures, and tools.
  • Development of data systems, repositories and linkages to foster systematic data collection and data sharing.
  • Establishment or enhancement of ethics committees for protection of human subjects at the grantee institution or partner organizations.
  • Technical assistance activities (e.g., workshops, webinars) for personnel from the grantee institution or partner organizations to facilitate collaborative health research efforts.
  • Distance learning and mentorship opportunities to facilitate collaboration across the USAPI or with other domestic partners.

Potential research topic areas may include but are not limited to the following:

  • The incidence/prevalence of infectious and non-communicable chronic disease and of risk factors for these conditions.
  • Type, intensity, and quality of healthcare received.
  • Help-seeking patterns and barriers regarding formal healthcare as well as integrative or indigenous medicine.
  • Community-level health needs that are not adequately addressed by existing community-based preventive or health promotion interventions.

Specific areas of research interest include projects that:

  • Encompass multiple sites across different USAPI.
  • Involve collaboration and/or data collection across multiple service sectors (e.g., public health departments, social service agencies, school systems, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, etc.)
  • Involve data collection from multiple age groups (e.g., children, adolescents, adults, older adults)
  • Compare health between American Pacific Islanders residing in the USAPI versus the U.S. states.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Only one application per institution is allowed

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

NIMHD intends to commit $1.35M in FY 2016 to fund 2-3 awards. 

Although the size of awards may vary with the scope of the project, direct costs are limited to $400,000 annually (excluding consortium facilities and administrative costs).

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Submission Name: Nanomaterials Health Implications Research (NHIR): Comprehensive Evaluation of Interactions between Engineered Nanomaterials and Biological System (NHIR U01)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-30-2015 (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: 11-30-2015
due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The interaction of Engineered Nanomaterials (ENMs) and biological systems is guided by their material properties; thousands of ENMs have been generated with subtle changes in these physicochemical properties. Developing comprehensive biological response profiles for a large number of ENMs present in diverse nanoenabled products is a difficult task.  The NIEHS Nanotechnology Health Implications Research (NHIR) program is being established to gain a better understanding of ENMs-biological interactions to guide development of benign ENMs and support safe and sustainable use of nanotechnology.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications for research projects as part of NHIR. These research projects will investigate interactions between ENMs and biological systems to generate comprehensive biological response profiles for ENMs that will be provided by Engineered nanomaterials Resource and Coordination Core (ERCC) being solicited through a companion FOA (RFA-ES-15-012). This consortium will generate biological response profiles for a select set of ENMs representing the landscape of nanotechnology applications. The research projects to be funded through this FOA will contribute to long range goals of the NIEHS Nano EHS program, i.e., to derive detailed molecular, biochemical and pathophysiological characterization of ENMs-biological interactions as influenced by physicochemical properties of ENMs. The investigators of the U01 projects as part of the NHIR consortium will carry out investigations on a common set of ENMs, and participate in annual meetings of the consortium coordinated by ERCC.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Nominations per Organization:  1; Only one application per institution is allowed as defined in Section III. 3. Additional Information on Eligibility.

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Budgets are limited to $300,000 direct costs. Application budgets need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The maximum project period is 5 years. 

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

Indirect Costs:  No limitations specified.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: IUSE / Professional Formation of Engineers: REvolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (RED)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-30-2015 (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: 11-10-2015
due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time. Letters of intent are required and due to NSF on 11/10/15. Full applications will be due to NSF on 12/15/15.

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

In FY 2016, the Directorates for Engineering (ENG), Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and Education and Human Resources (EHR) are continuing a program aligned with the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) framework: Revolutionizing engineering and computer science Departments (herein referred to as RED). This funding opportunity enables engineering and computer science departments to lead the nation by successfully achieving significant sustainable changes necessary to overcome longstanding issues in their undergraduate programs and educate inclusive communities of engineering and computer science students prepared to solve 21st-century challenges.

Even as demographic and regional socio-economic factors affect engineering and computer science 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 building their capacities for 21st-century and “T-shaped” professional skills, including design, leadership, communication, understanding historical and contemporary social contexts, lifelong learning, professional ethical responsibility, creativity, entrepreneurship, and multidisciplinary teamwork. It is expected 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. The research on departmental change that results from these projects should inform change more broadly across the STEM disciplines.

Note: The RED program 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. Prospective PIs are strongly discouraged from submitting identical or substantially similar proposals to RED and IUSE: HER/

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 LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  2 - An organization is allowed up to two submissions per competition.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  1 - A Principal Investigator is allowed only one submission per competition.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Six to eight awards will be made, each in an amount from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 total for a duration of up to 5 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: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-30-2015 (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: 10-05-2015
due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required)

October 05, 2015: Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)

November 05, 2015: Institutional Transformation (IT)

Full Proposal Deadline(s) 

November 03, 2015: Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst)

January 20, 2016: Institutional Transformation (IT)

The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. ADVANCE also has as its goal to contribute to and inform the general knowledge base on gender equity in the academic STEM disciplines. There are three tracks with distinct purposes. The Institutional Transformation (IT) track is meant to produce large-scale comprehensive change and serve as a locus for research on gender equity and institutional transformation for academic STEM. The Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT Catalyst) track is meant either to conduct self-assessment or to implement unique strategies – either adapted from those found effective in the IT track or ones designed to be responsive to the unique environments of eligible institutions – and evaluate their effectiveness. The Partnerships for Learning and Adaptation Networks (PLAN) track is meant to provide a larger scale environment for adapting, implementing and creating knowledge about the effectiveness of a particular strategy for change within a context of networked adaptation and learning. PLAN is focused on adaptation/implementation and learning either in particular STEM disciplines (PLAN D) or across institutions of higher education (PLAN IHE).

ADVANCE projects support institutional transformation in STEM. STEM includes but is not limited to Arctic and Antarctic sciences, biological sciences, computer and information sciences, engineering, geosciences, mathematics, physical sciences, the learning sciences, and social, behavioral and economic sciences. Institutional Transformation and IT Catalyst awards are expected to include all STEM disciplines at the institution submitting the proposal. PLAN awards may include all of STEM or a subset or one discipline.

The following types of institutions are strongly encouraged to apply to the ADVANCE program:

For All Project Types: Community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, minority-serving institutions (e.g. Tribal Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions, Alaska Native Institutions, Predominantly Black Institutions and Non-tribal, Native American Serving Institutions), women's colleges, and institutions primarily serving persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is anticipated that there may be significant differences in the issues facing faculty in these institutions, compared to faculty in other types of institutions, which will warrant development of unique strategies and/or adaptation of proven strategies in a unique way to achieve ADVANCE Program goals.

ADVANCE projects are viewed as team research and, as such, the team of principal investigators is expected to be multidisciplinary and representative of the theoretical, methodological and contextual expertise necessary to conceptualize, implement, and evaluate a successful project.

ADVANCE does not support activities to increase or retain the number of women entering into or persisting in STEM undergraduate or doctoral degree programs; rather the program focuses on ensuring that women faculty consider academia as a viable and attractive career option. As such, no student training initiatives/activities should be proposed.

ADVANCE funds, in general, cannot be used to support dependent care costs. However, costs incurred by the awardee organization under employee morale and welfare for dependent-care expenses (daycare facilities or other child/elder care arrangements) may be allowed, provided these types of expenses are charged through the application of fringe benefits or indirect costs (also known as Facilities & Administrative Costs). Any such charges must be made in accordance with established awardee institutional policy as approved by the cognizant agency and consistently applied to both Federal and non-Federal sponsors. For more information on the allowability of dependent care costs, visit the following NSF website: http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=clbfaqs.

Special populations of women, for the purposes of the ADVANCE Program, includes women of diverse characteristics and backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, disability status and sexual orientation.


ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 - One proposal per eligible organization for Institutional Transformation and Institutional Transformation Catalyst Awards.

Track

Eligible

Not Eligible

Limit on Number of Proposals

IT Catalyst

Institutions that qualify for Department of Education Title III and Title V status, non-profit community colleges, designated minority serving institutions, (e.g. Tribal Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions, and Alaska Native Serving Institutions, Predominantly Black Institutions, Non-Tribal, Native American-Serving Institutions).

Institutions of higher education that have received an NSF ADVANCE IT, PAID, PLAN or previous IT Catalyst award are not eligible to apply for an IT Catalyst award.

One per eligible institution.

Institutional Transformation

Non-profit academic institutions of higher education with educational programs in a field supported by NSF that are in the US, its Territories, Commonwealths and Freely Associated States. Organizations that received an IT Catalyst (formerly IT Start), PAID or PLAN award are eligible.

Institutions of higher education that have received an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award.

One per eligible institution.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 1There are no restrictions or limits.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Contingent upon the availability of funding, the total number of awards to be made under this solicitation is estimated to be 20. NSF expects to make: Approximately five (5) Institutional Transformation five-year awards, at various award sizes; up to five (5) IT-Catalyst awards with durations of up to three years and total budgets of not more than $250,000 each; and up to ten (10) PLAN awards, of various durations, not exceeding a maximum of $750,000 for 5 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: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science (RET)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-04-2015 (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: 11-02-2015
due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time

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 LIMIT:

Organization Limit:

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

 PI Limit:

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

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

Three Site proposals may be submitted per competition by a U.S. academic institution, 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.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The total anticipated funding in FY 2015, FY 2016 and FY 2017 for both Sites and Supplements is approximately $5,800,000 per year, subject to the availability of funds. The maximum total request for a Site is $600,000 for a duration of up to three years. Supplements are limited to a maximum of $10,000 per teacher for a duration of one year subject to the availability of funds.

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

Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable

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

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-04-2015 (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: 10-16-2015
Letters of intent are required and due to NSF on 10/16/15. Full applications will be due to NSF on 11/4/15.

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The planned outcome of this solicitation is to establish the final three awards for the NSF-supported Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) - Network Coordination Office (NCO), Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (SimCenter), and Post-Disaster, Rapid Response Research (RAPID) Facility. The NCO, SimCenter, and RAPID Facility components for NHERI were originally competed under program solicitation NSF 14-605, Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) 2015-2019, but no awards for these components were made under that solicitation. Because the NCO, SimCenter, and RAPID Facility are integral awards for an integrated NHERI facility, this solicitation includes information about all four components of NHERI listed in NSF 14-605: NCO, Cyberinfrastructure (CI), SimCenter, and Experimental Facility (EF). The RAPID Facility is considered part of the EF cohort. Under this solicitation, proposals will only be accepted for the NCO, SimCenter, and RAPID Facility. All other proposals will be returned without review.

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.

NHERI will be a distributed, multi-user, national facility that will 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 separate awards:

  • NCO - one award to be made under this solicitation;
  • SimCenter - one award to be made under this solicitation;
  • Experimental Facility: RAPID Facility - one award to be made under this solicitation;
  • CI - one award made under NSF 14-605; and
  • Experimental Facilities for earthquake engineering and wind engineering research - six or seven awards made under NSF 14-605.

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 following three proposal categories:

  1. Network Coordination Office (NCO),
  2. Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (SimCenter), and
  3. Post-Disaster, Rapid Response Research (RAPID) Facility.

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 full proposal. 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 funding amount is estimated total for up to five years for up to three awards (three Awardees). The table below shows the anticipated annual base budget support for each Awardee, contingent upon the annual budgets of NSF, the annual performance of the Awardee, and the extent of utilization of Awardee resources by NSF-supported research and education awards. For the RAPID Facility Awardee, a one-time budget increase of up to $1,200,000 in year two will be available for new equipment acquisition and commissioning, contingent upon the outcome of the year one merit review and NSF approval.

Anticipated Annual Support

Awardee

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

Year Five

Network Coordination Office award base budget

$700,000

$900,000

$900,000

$900,000

$700,000

Computational Modeling and Simulation Center award base budget

$2,000,000

$2,200,000

$2,300,000

$2,200,000

$2,200,000

Post-Disaster, Rapid Response Research Facility award base budget

$500,000

$1,800,000

$600,000

$600,000

$600,000

Cost Sharing:  Inclusion of voluntary cost sharing is prohibited.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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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:  09-04-2015 (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: 10-09-2015
due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time

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 2 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: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Submission Name: Summer Stipends (NEH)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-04-2015 (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: 10-01-2015
Applications must be submitted on or before 10:59 P.M. (Central Time) on October 1, 2015.

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. NEH encourages submission of Summer Stipends applications from independent scholars and faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

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.

 

BUDGETARY 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.

Indirect Costs: NEH Summer Stipends are awarded to individuals, not to institutions. They do not require cost sharing.

 

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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:  09-04-2015 (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: 09-22-2015
due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program (S-STEM) addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in areas of national priorities. The program seeks to increase the success of low income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships, and to enhance and test effective curricular and co-curricular activities (e.g., high quality extant curriculum, professional, and workforce development activities) that support recruitment, retention, student success, and graduation in STEM.

The program addresses the challenges facing low-income students by providing a wide range of IHEs with funds to support scholarships to academically talented low-income students from the diverse student population seeking degrees in STEM. Funds also are to enable IHEs in establishing a coherent ecosystem of effective practices and to investigate the effects of those practices on degree attainment in STEM and entry into the STEM workforce or graduate studies. In the context of the S-STEM program, those types of efforts focus on the challenges facing low-income students and must make up a coherent ecosystem of student supports.

The S-STEM program encourages collaborations among different types of partners: Partnerships among different types of institutions, collaborations of STEM faculty and educational and social science researchers, or partnerships among institutions of higher education and business and industry. The program seeks to:

1)     increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the STEM workforce or graduate study;

2)     improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and

3)     advance understanding of the factors or curricular and co-curricular activities (e.g., high quality extant curriculum, professional and workforce development activities) affecting student success.

Potential S-STEM proposers are strongly encouraged to identify and adapt extant high-quality curricular materials, e.g. those created and developed by projects supported through the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE: EHR) program. Principal Investigators (PIs) seeking to develop new resources should submit proposals to the IUSE: EHR program. Likewise, PIs looking to conduct foundational research on academic and/or workforce/career pathways, or the impact of financial aid on student outcomes, should submit proposals to the EHR Core Research (ECR) Program.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  An Institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as a member of a multi-institutional Design and Development consortium) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field. 

Additional Eligibility Info:

A. Institutions

  1. An institution may submit one proposal from each constituent college or school that awards eligible degrees. (For example, a university with a College of Engineering, a School of Life Sciences, and a College of Arts and Sciences could submit one proposal from each for a total of three. However, within a College of Engineering, if the Department of Electrical Engineering were submitting a proposal, a proposal from the Department of Mechanical Engineering could be submitted only in a subsequent year. The two departments could also submit a proposal jointly.)
  2. An institution without constituent schools (for example, a 4-year college or a community college) may submit one proposal each year.
  3. An institution that is part of a larger system is considered separate for this purpose if it is geographically separate and has its own chief academic officer.

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The program supports three types of projects. Awards for Institutional Capacity Building projects should not exceed $650,000. Awards for Design and Development Type 1 Single Institution projects should not exceed $1.0 million. Awards for Design and Development Type 2 Multi-Institutional Consortia projects should not exceed $5.0 million. For Collaborative Proposals (see http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf15001/gpg_2.jsp#IID5), the combined budgets of the collaborating organizations should conform to the budgetary limits specified in this solicitation. For all proposed projects, the total amount requested includes direct and indirect costs. Other budgetary limitations apply. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

Cost Sharing:  The inclusion of voluntary cost sharing is prohibited by NSF. 

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

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Sponsor: Searle Scholars Program (SSP)
Submission Name: Searle Scholars Program (SSP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-03-2015 (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: 09-30-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding early-career 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 Participating Institutions only. Individuals who have not been nominated by a participating institution cannot apply. Individuals from participating institutions who are interested in submitting an application should consult with the contact at their institution who handles limited submission awards for information about how the nomination process works within their institution. Access to the online application will only be shared with participating institutions and their nominated candidates.

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 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 and are 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: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-03-2015 (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: 09-16-2015
due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time

Program Information:

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

A vigorous Mid-Scale Innovations Program (MSIP) was recommended by the 2010 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, citing "many highly promising projects for achieving diverse and timely science." As described in this solicitation, the Division of Astronomical Sciences has established a mid-scale program to support a variety of astronomical activities within a cost range up to $30M.  This program will be formally divided into four subcategories: 1) limited term, self-contained science projects; 2) longer term mid-scale facilities; 3) development investments for future mid-scale and large-scale projects; and 4) community open access capabilities. The MSIP will emphasize both strong scientific merit and a well-developed plan for student training and involvement of a diverse workforce in instrumentation, facility development, or data management.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS:

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

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

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

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI: 1

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

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION: 

Minimum budget for full program duration is $4,000,000, with the exception of open access capabilities proposals for which there is no lower limit (see Program Description). Given anticipated program budgets, no more than one proposal (and possibly none) in the upper half of the funding range will be awarded in this cycle.

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

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

Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable

Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

 **Due Dates**

 

Preliminary Proposal due date to NSF- 9/16/15 (required)

Full Proposal due date to NSF - 2/22/16

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Submission Name: Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)
Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-03-2015 (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: 09-10-2015
due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

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

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

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

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

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3; In a single round of the CSBR competition, only one proposal may be submitted from any individual collection within an organization. One organization may not submit more than three proposals to any one CSBR competition. 

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION: 

A budget of $8 million is anticipated with approximately $4.5M reserved for new awards depending on prior commitments and availability of funds.

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

Indirect Costs: Not applicable.

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

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Sponsor: 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: