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Agency/Sponsor Program Name Pre-proposal Due Date:Pre-proposal Form Sponsor Due Date:
National Science FoundationCollections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)09-03-2015Pre-proposal Template09-10-2015
National Science FoundationMid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)09-03-2015Pre-proposal Template09-16-2015
Searle Scholars ProgramSearle Scholars Program (SSP)09-03-2015Pre-proposal Template09-30-2015
National Science FoundationNSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)09-04-2015Pre-proposal Template09-22-2015
National Endowment for the HumanitiesSummer Stipends (NEH)09-04-2015Pre-proposal Template10-01-2015
National Science FoundationAdvancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)09-04-2015Pre-proposal Template10-09-2015
National Science FoundationNatural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI)09-04-2015Pre-proposal Template10-16-2015
National Science FoundationResearch Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science (RET)09-04-2015Pre-proposal Template11-02-2015
National Institutes of HealthNanomaterials Health Implications Research (NHIR): Comprehensive Evaluation of Interactions between Engineered Nanomaterials and Biological System (NHIR U01)09-30-2015Pre-proposal Template11-30-2015
National Institutes of HealthBuilding Population Health Research Capacity in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (U24) (NIH)10-09-2015Pre-proposal Template12-09-2015
National Science FoundationMajor Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development (MRI)11-13-2015Pre-proposal Template01-13-2016
National Science FoundationCultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)12-16-2015Pre-proposal Template02-16-2016
National Science FoundationNSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)03-16-2016Pre-proposal Template05-16-2016
National Science FoundationCollections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)06-08-2016Pre-proposal Template08-08-2016
National Science FoundationResearch Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science (RET)09-01-2016Pre-proposal Template11-01-2016
National Science FoundationCultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)12-15-2017Pre-proposal Template02-15-2017


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: Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-03-2015

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

Sponsor Deadline (CSBR): 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: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Mid-Scale Innovations Program in Astronomical Sciences (MSIP)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-03-2015

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

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

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-03-2015

Completed applications 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): 09-30-2015

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)
Program 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

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

Sponsor Deadline (S-STEM): 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: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Program Name: Summer Stipends (NEH)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-04-2015

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

Sponsor Deadline (NEH): 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)
Program Name: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-04-2015

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

Sponsor Deadline (ADBC): 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 Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-04-2015

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

Sponsor Deadline (NHERI): 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)
Program 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

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

Sponsor Deadline (RET): 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 Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program 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

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

Sponsor Deadline (NHIR U01): 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 Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program 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

Completed applications 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): 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 Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Major Research Instrumentation Program: Instrument Acquisition or Development (MRI)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-13-2015

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

Sponsor Deadline (MRI): 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: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-16-2015

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

Sponsor Deadline (CCE STEM): 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: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program 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

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

Sponsor Deadline (S-STEM): 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: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-08-2016

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

Sponsor Deadline (CSBR): 08-08-2016

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 CostsNot 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: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science (RET)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-01-2016

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

Sponsor Deadline (RET): 11-01-2016

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)
Program Name: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-15-2017

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

Sponsor Deadline (CCE STEM): 02-15-2017

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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