Agency/Sponsor Program Name Pre-proposal Due Date:Pre-proposal Form Sponsor Due Date:
Texas Higher Education Coordinating BoardProfessional Development Program Supporting HB2223 (THECB)06-22-2018Pre-proposal Template07-13-2018
National Institutes of HealthNINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) (NIH (NINDS))07-13-2018Pre-proposal Template09-25-2018
The National Science FoundationResearch Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites (NSF RET)07-25-2018Pre-proposal Template09-19-2018
National Science FoundationInnovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program (NSF (IGE))08-02-2018Pre-proposal Template09-27-2018
Searle Scholars ProgramSearle Scholars Program (SSP)08-03-2018Pre-proposal Template09-28-2018
National Science FoundationAdvancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) (NSF (ADBC))08-20-2018Pre-proposal Template10-12-2018
National Science FoundationAdvancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) (NSF (AISL))09-12-2018Pre-proposal Template11-07-2018
National Science FoundationCISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) (NSF (CISE) ()09-12-2018Pre-proposal Template11-07-2018
National Science FoundationNational Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (NSF (NRT))10-11-2018Pre-proposal Template12-06-2018
National Science FoundationADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) (NSF (ADVANCE)10-17-2018Pre-proposal Template12-12-2018


NSF Website for Solicitations that Limit the Number of Proposals an Organization can submit:
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_sro.jsp


Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
Program Name: Professional Development Program Supporting HB2223 (THECB)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-22-2018

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.

Sponsor Deadline (THECB): 07-13-2018

5:00 p.m. CT

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is soliciting proposals from qualified respondents to enter into a contract, in accordance with the requirements contained in this Request for Application (RFA).

The Division for College Readiness and Success (CRS) at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating  Board  (THECB)  supports  and  coordinates  activities  and  initiatives  that focus on the relationship between public and higher education, the success of students in  higher  education,  and  the  promotion  of  a  college-going,  career-ready  culture  in Texas.  The division fosters access, preparation, participation, and completion of a higher education credential of value for all people who reside in Texas.

The purpose of this request for the Professional Development Program Supporting HB 2223 (PD-HB2223) is to award up to three (3) grants that will provide targeted professional development support to Texas public institutions of higher education in order to develop, scale, and enhance comprehensive strategies and activities to meet the requirements of House Bill 2223 (85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session).  House Bill 2223 mandates that a certain percentage of the institution’s underprepared students who are enrolled in developmental education coursework be enrolled in corequisite model(s). Such models are designed to accelerate students through milestones towards successful completions and transfers as outlined in the state’s higher education strategic plan, 60x30TX.

THECB encourages applications from eligible institutions and Texas-based non-profits with a wide range of experience with organizing and implementing a variety of professional developmental activities, both in-person and technologically-based, that can support institutions’ efforts to meet the requirements of HB 2223. Application must include evidence of experience in delivering professional development activities and other evidence, such as participant evaluations, which help demonstrate the quality and impact of activities provided.

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Preliminary Proposals: N/A

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

 

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

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

N/A

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

N/A

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

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

 

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program Name: NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25) (NIH (NINDS))

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-13-2018

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.

Sponsor Deadline (NIH (NINDS)): 09-25-2018

Letter of Intent Due At least 30 days prior to application due date

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by (1) increasing the pool of current and future Ph.D.-level research scientists from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical neuroscience research; and (2) facilitating the career advancement/transition of the participants to the next step of their neuroscience careers.

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on NINDS relevant research experiences, mentoring activities that enhance compentencies or leadership education and courses on skills development.  Programs that target transitions and/or more than one career stage for neuroscience career advancement and progression are strongly encouraged. NINDS support for this R25 program relies equally on scientific merit and programmatic considerations. Consequently, we recommend that potential applicants contact Scientific/Research staff at NINDS before preparing an application. NINDS will not support projects if they do not fulfill current programmatic priorities at NINDS.

 

Preliminary Proposals: N/A

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Only one application per institution is allowed

 

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

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

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

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

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.

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

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

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Sponsor: The National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites (NSF RET)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-25-2018

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.

Sponsor Deadline (NSF RET): 09-19-2018

5pm local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE: 

NSF's 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) in-service and pre-service teachers, full-time community college faculty, and university faculty and students to enhance the scientific disciplinary knowledge and capacity of the STEM teachers and/or community college faculty through participation in authentic summer research experiences with engineering and computer science faculty researchers. The research projects and experiences all revolve around a focused research area related to engineering and/or computer science that will provide a common cohort experience to the participating educators. The K-12 STEM teachers and/or full-time community college faculty also translate their research experiences and new scientific knowledge into their classroom activities and curricula. 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, veterans, 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 support the integration of the RET curricular materials into classroom activities.

This announcement features two mechanisms for support of in-service and pre-service K-12 STEM teachers and full-time 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 ENG and CISE grants or as supplements to ongoing ENG- and CISE-funded projects. RET in Engineering and Computer Science Sites, through this solicitation, are based on independent proposals from engineering and/or computer and/or information science departments, schools or colleges to initiate and conduct research participation projects for K-12 STEM teachers and/or full-time community college faculty.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

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. No more than two of the three proposals may have an engineering focus and only one of the three proposals may have a computer and/or information science focus.

Potential PIs are advised to contact their institutional office of research regarding processes used to select proposals for submission.

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

BUDGETARY INFOMRATION:

General Award Information: The focus of RET Sites is the teacher/community college faculty participant experience, and the budget must reflect this principle. The proposal should include a detailed project budget and budget justification, as described in the PAPPG or the NSF Grants.gov Application Guide. The budget justification should explain and justify major cost items and any unusual situations/inclusions and address the cost-effectiveness of the project. Project costs may include such items as teacher/community college faculty stipends, and travel. A Site may not charge the participant an application fee. These costs must be listed as Participant Support costs (lines F1-F4 in FastLane and Field E in Grants.gov) in the NSF proposal budget.

The total amount which may be requested for a RET Site may not exceed $600,000, with a program duration of up to three years, including no more than $200,000 per year. The program may be carried out during summer months, the academic year, or both. RET Sites must include funds for 10 or more teachers/community college faculty totaling at least $100,000 per year of the budget. The total cost per teacher and/or community college faculty is limited to $10,000 per year, which includes funds for the teacher and/or community college faculty stipend and up to $2,000 for the cost of materials, equipment, software, and other supplies for developing classroom instructions and experiments. The remaining funds, which when combined with teacher/community college faculty support may not exceed a total budget of up to $200,000 per year, may be requested for activities in other cost categories (e.g., salaries, wages and fringe benefits, travel, materials and supplies, and applicable indirect costs) that contribute to the effectiveness of the RET program; any such costs must be listed under the appropriate NSF budget categories and must be explained in the Budget Justification. It is expected that teacher and community college faculty stipends will be adjusted according to their length of residency at the university site and that stipends for in-service teachers will generally be higher than those for pre-service teachers (education majors who are still pursuing their degrees).

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

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program (NSF (IGE))

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-02-2018

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.

Sponsor Deadline (NSF (IGE)): 09-27-2018

due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative approaches to STEM graduate education training. The program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.

IGE focuses on projects aimed at piloting, testing, and validating innovative and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education. IGE projects are intended to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. The program supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches.

The program addresses both workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. Strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic partners are encouraged.

 

Preliminary Proposals:  Not required

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2

An eligible organization may participate in two Innovations in Graduate Education proposals per competition. Participation includes serving as a lead organization on a non-collaborative proposal or as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on a collaborative proposal. Organizations participating solely as evaluators on projects are excluded from this limitation. Proposals that exceed the institutional eligibility limit (beyond the first two submissions based on timestamp) will be returned without review regardless of the institution's role (lead, non-lead, subawardee) in the returned proposal.

 

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

An individual may serve as Lead Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted to the IGE program per annual competition. Proposals that exceed the PI/Co-PI eligibility limit (beyond the first submission based on timestamp) will be returned without review regardless of the individual's role (PI or co-PI) in the returned proposal.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

Not Applicable

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

Not Applicable

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Sponsor: Searle Scholars Program (SSP)
Program Name: Searle Scholars Program (SSP)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-03-2018

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.

Sponsor Deadline (SSP): 09-28-2018

5:00 p.m. CDT

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Searle Scholars Program is a limited submission award program which makes grants to selected academic and research 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.

The Searle Scholars Program Scientific Advisory Board is primarily interested in the potential of applicants to make innovative and high-impact contributions to research over an extended period of time.

Applicants for the 2019 competition (awards which will be activated on July 1, 2019 ) are expected to be pursuing independent research careers in biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and related areas in chemistry, medicine, and the biological sciences.

Applicants should have begun their appointment as an independent investigator at the assistant professor level on or after July 1, 2017. The appointment must be their first tenure-track position (or its nearest equivalent) at an invited institution.

Institutions which do not have tenure-track appointments should consult with the scientific director of the Program regarding eligibility of selected applicants PRIOR to nominating such individuals.

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

Applicants who were nominated for awards in the previous competition year but were not awarded may still meet the eligibility criteria for the current competition. Institutions should consult with the scientific director of the Program regarding renomination of such individuals.

 

Preliminary Proposals: N/A

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

 

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

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

N/A

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

N/A

  • 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)
Program Name: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) (NSF (ADBC))

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-20-2018

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.

Sponsor Deadline (NSF (ADBC)): 10-12-2018

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.

 

Preliminary Proposals:  Not required

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

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:

  • 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)
Program Name: CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) (NSF (CISE) ()

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-12-2018

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.

Sponsor Deadline (NSF (CISE) (): 11-07-2018

Preliminary Proposal, due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating CISE divisions by supporting the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure that will support focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering. This infrastructure will enable CISE researchers to advance the frontiers of CISE research. Further, through the CRI program, CISE seeks to ensure that individuals from a diverse range of academic institutions, including minority-serving and predominantly undergraduate institutions, have access to such infrastructure.

The CRI program supports two classes of awards:

  • Institutional Infrastructure (II) awards support the creation of new (II-NEW) CISE research infrastructure or the enhancement (II-EN) of existing CISE research infrastructure to enable world-class CISE research opportunities at the awardee and collaborating institutions.

Community Infrastructure (CI) awards support the planning (CI-P) for new CISE community research infrastructure, the creation of new (CI-NEW) CISE research infrastructure, the enhancement (CI-EN) of existing CISE infrastructure, or the sustainment (CI-SUSTAIN) of existing CISE community infrastructure to enable world-class CISE research opportunities for broad-based communities of CISE researchers that extend well beyond the awardee institutions. Each CI award may support the operation of such infrastructure, ensuring that the awardee institution(s) is (are) well positioned to provide a high quality of service to CISE community researchers expected to use the infrastructure to realize their research goals.

 

Preliminary Proposals:

Submission of Preliminary Proposals is required. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  3

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  2

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

Not Applicable

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

Not Applicable

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) (NSF (AISL))

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-12-2018

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.

Sponsor Deadline (NSF (AISL)): 11-07-2018

due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.

The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses, and (6) Conferences.

 

Preliminary Proposals: Not required

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  3

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

  • 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)
Program Name: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (NSF (NRT))

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-11-2018

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.

Sponsor Deadline (NSF (NRT)): 12-06-2018

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

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers.

The program 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, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. For FY2018, proposals are requested in any interdisciplinary research theme of national priority, with special emphasis on two high priority areas: (1) Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) and (2) Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS). HDR is expected to continue as a priority research area for FY2019 and FY2020 competitions, along with a new priority area to be announced in 2018.

The NRT program addresses workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. Strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic partners are encouraged. NRT especially welcomes proposals that will pair well with the efforts of NSF INCLUDES to develop STEM talent from all sectors and groups in our society (https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/nsfincludes/index.jsp ). Collaborations are encouraged between NRT proposals and existing NSF INCLUDES projects, provided the collaboration strengthens both projects.

 

Preliminary Proposals: Not required

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  2

An eligible organization may participate in two proposals per competition. Participation includes serving as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on any proposal. Organizations participating solely as evaluators on projects are excluded from this limitation. Proposals that exceed the institutional eligibility limit (beyond the first two submissions based on timestamp) will be returned without review regardless of the institution’s role (lead organization, non-lead collaborative, or subawardee) in the returned proposal.

 

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

An individual may serve as Lead Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted to the NRT program per annual competition. Proposals that exceed the PI/Co-PI eligibility limit (beyond the first submission based on timestamp), will be returned without review regardless of the individual's role (PI or co-PI) in the returned proposal.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

Not Applicable

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

Not Applicable

 

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) (NSF (ADVANCE)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-17-2018

Completed applications should be submitted to GCS via email grantadministrator@uta.edu and should be cc’ed to the Dean of the academic unit.

Sponsor Deadline (NSF (ADVANCE): 12-12-2018

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

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Despite significant increases in the proportion of women pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) doctoral degrees, women are significantly underrepresented as faculty, particularly in upper ranks, and in academic administrative positions, in almost all STEM fields. The problems of recruitment, retention, and advancement that are the causes of this underrepresentation vary by discipline and across groups of women faculty (e.g., by race/ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation, foreign-born and foreign-trained status, and faculty appointment type). The ADVANCE program is designed to foster gender equity through a focus on the identification and elimination of organizational barriers that impede the full participation and advancement of all women faculty in academic institutions. Organizational barriers that inhibit equity may exist in areas such as policy, practice, culture, and organizational climate. For example, practices in academic departments that result in the inequitable allocation of service or teaching assignments may impede research productivity, delay advancement and create a culture of differential treatment and rewards. Policies and procedures that do not mitigate implicit bias in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions could mean that women and underrepresented minorities are evaluated less favorably, perpetuating their underrepresentation and contributing to a climate that is not inclusive.

The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM [1] careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity that involve both men and women in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the research knowledge base on gender equity and the intersection of gender and other identities in STEM academic careers. The ADVANCE program contributes to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce because of the focus on equity for STEM academic faculty who are educating, training, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

There are three program tracks. All projects are expected to build on prior ADVANCE work and gender equity research and literature to broaden the implementation of organizational and systemic strategies to foster gender equity in STEM academic careers. All ADVANCE proposals are expected to recognize that gender does not exist in isolation from other characteristics, such as race/ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation, foreign-born and foreign-trained status, faculty appointment type, etc., and should offer strategies to promote gender equity for all faculty:

The Institutional Transformation (IT) track supports the development of innovative organizational change strategies to produce comprehensive change within one non-profit two-year or four-year academic institution across all STEM disciplines. IT projects are also expected to contribute new research on gender equity in STEM academics. Projects that do not propose innovative strategies may be more appropriate for the Adaptation track.

The Adaptation track supports the adaptation and implementation of evidence-based organizational change strategies, ideally from among those developed and implemented by ADVANCE projects. Adaptation awards may support the adaptation and implementation of proven organizational change strategies within a non-profit two-year or four-year academic institution that has not had an ADVANCE IT award. Adaptation awards may also be made to a STEM organization to implement systemic change strategies focused across all STEM disciplines, several STEM disciplines, or within one STEM discipline.

The Partnership track will support partnerships of two or more non-profit academic institutions and/or STEM organizations to increase gender equity in STEM academics. Projects should have national or regional impact and result in systemic change within one STEM discipline, several STEM disciplines, or all STEM disciplines. Partnering STEM organizations can include any entity eligible for NSF support. Partners may include professional societies, industry, non-profit organizations, publishers, policy and research entities, state systems of higher education, higher education organizations, as well as institutions of higher education. Partnership proposals must include a final year focused on sustainability and/or scale-up, communication, and evaluation.

For all proposals, ADVANCE is interested in supporting a range of non-profit academic institution types including: 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, institutions primarily serving persons with disabilities, and master’s and doctoral level institutions

ADVANCE does not provide fellowships, research grants, or travel grants to individual students, postdocs, or faculty. Undergraduate STEM opportunities can be found at stemundergrads.science.gov and graduate STEM opportunities at stemgradstudents.science.gov.

[1] All STEM fields supported by NSF are included in the ADVANCE program. STEM includes the learning, social, behavioral, and economic sciences. The program does not include clinical science faculty.

 

Preliminary Proposals:

Submission of Preliminary Proposals is required. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

One for IT-Preliminary, Institutional Transformation (IT), or Adaptation; no limit for Partnership, ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network, and ADVANCE Longitudinal Evaluation:

  • IT-Preliminary: Non-profit academic institutions are allowed to submit one preliminary proposal in the competition.
  • IT and Adaptation: Non-profit academic institutions are allowed to submit one proposal in the competition to either the IT (if invited after the preliminary proposal stage) or the Adaptation track but not both.
  • Non-profit, non-academic organizations are allowed to submit one Adaptation proposal in the competition and may also be a partner on Partnership and/or ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network proposals.
  • A non-profit academic institution or non-profit, non-academic organization may be a partner on multiple Partnership proposals in the same competition but lead only one and may also be a partner on an ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network and/or an ADVANCE Longitudinal Evaluation proposal if appropriate.

 

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

There are no restrictions or limits.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

Not Applicable

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

Not Applicable

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