Agency/Sponsor Program Name Pre-proposal Due Date:Pre-proposal Form Sponsor Due Date:
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
National Science FoundationMajor Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) (NSF (MRI))11-26-2018Pre-proposal Template01-22-2019
Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of TexasHigh -Impact/High -Risk Research Awards (CPRIT (HIHR))11-30-2018Pre-proposal Template01-30-2019
Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of TexasCore Facility Support Awards (CPRIT (CFSA))12-04-2018Pre-proposal Template01-30-2019
Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of TexasEarly Translational Research Awards (CPRIT ETRA)12-05-2018Pre-proposal Template01-30-2019


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


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 Pre Proposal 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 Pre Proposal 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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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Major Research Instrumentation Program: (MRI) (NSF (MRI))

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-26-2018

Completed Pre Proposal 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 (MRI)): 01-22-2019

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

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

    The Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education and not-for-profit scientific/engineering research organizations. An MRI award supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs.

    MRI provides support to acquire critical research instrumentation without which advances in fundamental science and engineering research may not otherwise occur. MRI also provides support to develop next-generation research instruments that open new opportunities to advance the frontiers in science and engineering research. Additionally, an MRI award is expected to enhance research training of students who will become the next generation of instrument users, designers and builders.

    An MRI proposal may request up to $4 million for either acquisition or development of a research instrument. Beginning with the FY 2018 competition, each performing organization may submit in revised “Tracks” as defined below, with no more than two submissions in Track 1 and no more than one submission in Track 2.

        Track 1: Track 1 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $100,0001 and less than $1,000,000.

        Track 2: Track 2 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $1,000,000 up to and including $4,000,000.

    Consistent with the America COMPETES Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-69), 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 the cost-sharing requirement and cannot include it. National Science Board policy prohibits voluntary committed cost sharing.

    Please see the solicitation text for organizational definitions used by the MRI program.

    The MRI Program especially seeks broad representation of PIs in its award portfolio, including women, underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities. Since demographic diversity may be greater among early-career researchers the MRI program also encourages proposals with early-career PIs and proposals that benefit early-career researchers.

 

Preliminary Proposals: Not required

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:  

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: (3) as described below

The MRI program requires that an MRI-eligible organization may, as a performing organization, submit or be included as a significantly funded [3] subawardee in no more than three MRI proposals. Beginning with this competition, each performing organization is now limited to a maximum of three proposals in revised “Tracks” as defined below, with no more than two submissions in Track 1 and no more than one submission in Track 2. Any MRI proposal may request support for either the acquisition or development of a research instrument. Within their submission limit, NSF strongly encourages organizations to submit proposals for innovative development projects.

Any MRI proposal may request support for either the acquisition or development of a research instrument.

    Track 1: Track 1 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $100,0001 and less than $1,000,000.

    Track 2: Track 2 MRI proposals are those that request funds from NSF greater than or equal to $1,000,000 up to and including $4,000,000.

 

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

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

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

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

Not Applicable

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

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

 

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Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Program Name: High -Impact/High -Risk Research Awards (CPRIT (HIHR))

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-30-2018

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

Sponsor Deadline (CPRIT (HIHR)): 01-30-2019

4 PM central time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

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

RESEARCH OBJECTIVES:

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 (section 8.3.1). For example, are alterations in the process in question primarily responsible for oncogenes is 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.

 

Preliminary Proposals: N/A

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:  

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 5

 

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

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:


  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

N/A

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

Salary does not include fringe benefits and/or facilities and administrative costs, also referred to as 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. Guidance regarding indirect cost recovery can be found in CPRIT’s administrative rules, which are available at www.cprit.texas.gov.

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

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

 

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Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Program Name: Core Facility Support Awards (CPRIT (CFSA))

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-04-2018

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

Sponsor Deadline (CPRIT (CFSA)): 01-30-2019

4 PM central time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

 CPRIT will foster cancer research in Texas by providing financial support for a wide variety of projects relevant to cancer research. This RFA solicits applications 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. CPRIT will look with special favor on applications that demonstrate on the development of core facilities that serve multi-institutions.

 

Preliminary Proposals: N/A

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

An institution may submit only 1 application (1 new, 1 renewal, or 1 resubmission) under this RFA during this funding cycle.

 

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

Co-PIs are not permitted.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

N/A

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

Salary does not include fringe benefits and/or facilities and administrative costs, also referred to as 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. Guidance regarding indirect cost recovery can be found in CPRIT’s administrative rules, which are available at www.cprit.texas.gov.

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

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

 

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Sponsor: Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas (CPRIT)
Program Name: Early Translational Research Awards (CPRIT ETRA)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-05-2018

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

Sponsor Deadline (CPRIT ETRA): 01-30-2019

4 PM central time

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The ETRA is intended to bridge the gap between promising new discoveries achieved in the research laboratory and the commercial development of a therapeutic product, medical device, or diagnostic assay through activities up to and including preclinical proof-of-concept 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 a lead product that has compelling evidence of efficacy in qualified models, a favorable preliminary safety profile, and, for therapeutics, evidence of feasibility of scale-up and bulk synthesis. In other words, at the completion of the project it will be clear if the lead product under development has the attributes necessary to attract private investment to continue its development toward IND-enabling studies (IDE-enabling preclinical plan in the case of a medical device) and clinical evaluation.

Applicants are advised that the ETRA mechanism is designed to initiate the product development process for a promising technology that has a novel target and/or promises to address an unmet clinical problem and to move its development toward an investible technology and business opportunity. Typically, applicants for the ETRA award will have completed target validation; for therapeutics, they will have identified early hits; and for a novel device, they will have developed a prototype concept; and for a diagnostic, they will have identified a prototype test. Basic discovery research designed to identify or validate a new target or to support exploratory screening for new hit generation is not responsive to this RFA.

Applicants are required to demonstrate the engagement of their institution’s technology transfer office or equivalent early in the process for development of a comprehensive business plan that will consider clinical utility, target market, and how intellectual property will be protected. This plan should include a target product profile (TPP) that documents the path of product development and includes “go/no go” decision points or milestones (often referred to as “Stage gates”) consistent with those utilized by pharmaceutical/biotechnology therapeutic, diagnostic, and/or device companies for lead development.

 

Preliminary Proposals: N/A

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:  

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

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.


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

A Co-PI who has experience in managing relevant translational programs and will contribute to the development and implementation of an integrated strategic business and technology development plan is strongly encouraged.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

N/A

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

Salary does not include fringe benefits and/or facilities and administrative costs, also referred to as 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. Guidance regarding indirect cost recovery can be found in CPRIT’s administrative rules, which are available at www.cprit.texas.gov.

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

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

 

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