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Agency/Sponsor Program Name Pre-proposal Due Date:Pre-proposal Form Sponsor Due Date:
The Conservation, Food And Health FoundationThe Conservation, Food and Health Foundation (The Conserva)05-21-2018Pre-proposal Template07-01-2018
Brain Research FoundationBrain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award (BRF)06-01-2018Pre-proposal Template06-22-2018
The National Science FoundationResearch Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science Supplements and Sites (NSF RET)07-25-2018Pre-proposal Template09-19-2018
National Science FoundationInnovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Program (NSF (IGE))08-02-2018Pre-proposal Template09-27-2018
National Science FoundationAdvancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) (NSF (ADBC))08-20-2018Pre-proposal Template10-12-2018
National Science FoundationCISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) (NSF (CISE) ()09-12-2018Pre-proposal Template11-07-2018
National Science FoundationAdvancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) (NSF (AISL))09-12-2018Pre-proposal Template11-07-2018
National Science FoundationNational Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (NSF (NRT))10-11-2018Pre-proposal Template12-06-2018
National Science FoundationADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) (NSF (ADVANCE)10-17-2018Pre-proposal Template12-12-2018


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


Sponsor: The Conservation, Food And Health Foundation (The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation)
Program Name: The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation (The Conserva)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  05-21-2018

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

Sponsor Deadline (The Conserva): 07-01-2018

Concept Application Deadlines

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation seeks to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The foundation helps build the capacity of organizations and coalitions with grants that support research or improve the learning and generation of local solutions to complex problems.

The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question in the field.  It prefers to support projects that address under-funded issues and geographic areas.

Geographic Focus

The foundation supports low- and lower-middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. It prefers to support organizations located in low- and middle-income countries or organizations located in upper-income countries whose activities are of direct benefit low- and middle-income countries.  The foundation does not support the states of the former Soviet Union or former Eastern Bloc countries.

Fields of Interest

The foundation supports special projects and programs of non-governmental organizations in three areas: conservation, food, and health. Examples of areas of interest within these fields follow, but are not meant to be exclusive.

Conservation

Conservation grants help improve ecological and environmental conditions in low- and middle-income countries.  The foundation supports field research and related research activities, training, and technical assistance efforts that:

help conserve ecosystems and protect biodiversity

train local leaders in conservation and protection of resources, with an emphasis on technical and scientific training

 

Food

Food grants help research-based efforts to improve food and nutrition security and improve natural resources and ecosystems.  Areas of interest include projects that:

promote or develop specific sustainable agriculture practices with potential to advance science and practice in other countries;

test and refine innovative education and training interventions for small scale farmers; and

advance new approaches to control pests and diseases affecting important food crops in low-income countries.

 

Health

The foundation supports public health programs that focus on populations rather than individuals.  It funds programs that emphasize disease prevention and health promotion over those that emphasize disease diagnosis, treatment, and care.  It supports research, technical assistance, and training projects that:

improve public health through community-based efforts that address health promotion, disease prevention, family planning, and reproductive health; and

increase the understanding and treatment of neglected tropical diseases

 

Preliminary Proposals: N/A

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT: 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

The foundation will not consider more than one proposal from an organization in any calendar year and will not fund an organization more than once in a funding year.

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

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

N/A

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

The foundation will not fund overhead or indirect costs of projects.

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

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

 

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Sponsor: Brain Research Foundation (BRF)
Program Name: Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award (BRF)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  06-01-2018

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

Sponsor Deadline (BRF): 06-22-2018

Required Letter of Intent deadline at 4:00 p.m. CST

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Brain Research Foundation (BRF) Annual Scientific Innovations Award supports innovative discovery science in both basic and clinical neuroscience. This funding mechanism is designed to support creative, cutting edge research in well-established research laboratories, under the direction of established investigators.

Brain Research Foundation’s Scientific Review Committee will review the SIA proposals and make recommendations for funding to the Foundation. The Committee consists of senior scientists broadly representing the various neuroscience-related programs. A representative of Brain Research Foundation is also present when the Committee meets

Objectives:

The objective of the SIA is to support projects that may be too innovative and speculative for traditional funding sources but still have a high likelihood of producing important findings. It is expected that investigations supported by these grants will yield high impact findings and result in major grant applications and significant publications in high impact journals. 

 

Preliminary Proposals: N/A

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

US academic institutions to nominate one senior faculty member (Associate and Full Professor)

 

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

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

N/A

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

Costs not permitted

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

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

 

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

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

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

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

5pm local time

Program Information:

PURPOSE: 

NSF's Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) have joined to support the Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science program. This program supports active long-term collaborative partnerships between K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Computer and Information Science, and Mathematics (STEM) in-service and pre-service teachers, full-time community college faculty, and university faculty and students to enhance the scientific disciplinary knowledge and capacity of the STEM teachers and/or community college faculty through participation in authentic summer research experiences with engineering and computer science faculty researchers. The research projects and experiences all revolve around a focused research area related to engineering and/or computer science that will provide a common cohort experience to the participating educators. The K-12 STEM teachers and/or full-time community college faculty also translate their research experiences and new scientific knowledge into their classroom activities and curricula. The university team will include faculty, graduate and undergraduate students as well as industrial advisors. Involvement of graduate students in support of academic-year classroom activities is particularly encouraged. Partnerships with inner city, rural or other high needs schools are especially encouraged, as is participation by underrepresented minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

As part of the long-term partnership arrangements, university undergraduate/graduate students will partner with pre-college/community college faculty in their classrooms during the academic year to support the integration of the RET curricular materials into classroom activities.

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

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

Three Site proposals may be submitted per competition by a U.S. academic institution, including a College/Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or Computer and/or Information Science as the lead institution. No more than two of the three proposals may have an engineering focus and only one of the three proposals may have a computer and/or information science focus.

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

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

BUDGETARY INFOMRATION:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

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

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

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

 

Preliminary Proposals:  Not required

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2

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

 

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

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

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

Not Applicable

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

Not Applicable

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) (NSF (ADBC))

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

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

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

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

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This program seeks to enhance and expand the national resource of digital data documenting existing vouchered biological and paleontological collections and to advance scientific knowledge by improving access to digitized information (including images) residing in vouchered scientific collections across the United States. The information associated with various collections of organisms, such as geographic, paleogeographic and stratigraphic distribution, environmental habitat data, phenology, information about associated organisms, collector field notes, and tissues and molecular data extracted from the specimens, is a rich resource providing the baseline from which to further biodiversity research and provide critical information about existing gaps in our knowledge of life on earth. The national resource is structured at three levels: a central coordinating organization, a series of thematic networks based on an important research theme, and the physical collections. The national resource builds upon a sizable existing national investment in curation of the physical objects in scientific collections and contributes vitally to scientific research and technology interests in the United States. It will become an invaluable tool in understanding contemporary biological issues and challenges.

 

Preliminary Proposals:  Not required

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

Only one Thematic Collections Networks (TCN) proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization. Organizations may be involved in more than one collaborative effort as a non-lead proposal.

 

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

An individual may appear as PI or co-PI on no more than one ADBC proposal submitted to any annual ADBC competition.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

Not Applicable

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

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

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) (NSF (CISE) ()

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

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

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

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

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

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

The CRI program supports two classes of awards:

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

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

 

Preliminary Proposals:

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

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  3

 

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

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

Not Applicable

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

Not Applicable

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

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

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

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

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

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

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

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

 

Preliminary Proposals: Not required

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

 

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

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

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

The program is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. For FY2018, proposals are requested in any interdisciplinary research theme of national priority, with special emphasis on two high priority areas: (1) Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR) and (2) Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS). HDR is expected to continue as a priority research area for FY2019 and FY2020 competitions, along with a new priority area to be announced in 2018.

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

 

Preliminary Proposals: Not required

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  2

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

 

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

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

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

Not Applicable

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

Not Applicable

 

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

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

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

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

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

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

For all proposals, ADVANCE is interested in supporting a range of non-profit academic institution types including: community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, minority-serving institutions (e.g. Tribal Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions, Alaska Native Institutions, Predominantly Black Institutions and Non-tribal, Native American Serving Institutions), women's colleges, institutions primarily serving persons with disabilities, and master’s and doctoral level institutions

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

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

 

Preliminary Proposals:

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

 

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

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

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

 

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

There are no restrictions or limits.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements:

Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations:

Not Applicable

  • Other Budgetary Limitations:

Not Applicable

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