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Agency/Sponsor Program Name Pre-proposal Due Date:Pre-proposal Form Sponsor Due Date:
National Science FoundationResearch Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science (RET)09-01-2016Pre-proposal Template11-01-2016
National Institute For Occupational Safety And HealthNIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health (TWH U19)09-01-2016Pre-proposal Template11-30-2016
Center For Disease Control And PreventionCenters for Agricultural Safety and Health (CASH U54)09-01-2016Pre-proposal Template12-01-2016
National Institutes of HealthAcademic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)09-02-2016Pre-proposal Template11-17-2016
National Institutes of HealthAddressing Health Disparities in Maternal and Child Health through Community-Based Participatory Research (R03)09-02-2016Pre-proposal Template11-21-2016
National Institutes of HealthNutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs P30)09-28-2016Pre-proposal Template11-23-2016
National Science FoundationNational Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (NRT)10-14-2016Pre-proposal Template12-09-2016
National Science FoundationMajor Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)11-16-2016Pre-proposal Template01-11-2017
National Science FoundationInnovation Corps- National Innovation Network Sites Program (I-Corps Site)12-15-2016Pre-proposal Template02-09-2017
National Science FoundationCultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)12-15-2016Pre-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: 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 Institute For Occupational Safety And Health (NIOSH)
Program Name: NIOSH Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health (TWH U19)

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 (TWH U19): 11-30-2016

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide funding for Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health®. Support of this program will further advance an emerging field of science and practice and address the needs of the 21st century workforce by means of research, intervention, and outreach activities.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: NIOSH intends to commit a total of approximately $4.8 million in FY2016 to fund 4 or 5 cooperative agreements in response to this FOA for a period of up to 5 years.

Note: Awards will be based on available funds.

The maximum amount (total cost) for each application is $1.3 million for the first 12-month project period.

Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing

Indirect Costs: N/A

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Sponsor: Center For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC)
Program Name: Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (CASH U54)

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 (CASH U54): 12-01-2016

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites applications for Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health (Ag Centers). Ag Centers are expected to conduct high quality research and help translate scientific discoveries into practical applications to improve worker safety and health in the areas of agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Center functions should include developing integrated approaches that link basic science with translation and outreach activities. Center structure should take advantage of diverse scientific resources and focus on local, regional, and/or national worker safety and health issues. Centers should place emphasis on the creation and implementation of evidence-based solutions that address important agricultural safety and health problems. Collaborations with other academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and other occupational safety and health focused groups are expected. Applicants must concisely describe the occupational health burden within their service area and directly link research and outreach activities to help alleviate the burden. Applicants should also clearly articulate the anticipated impacts of the proposed work, both during the project period and beyond.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1      

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: NIOSH intends to commit $13,000,000 in FY 2016 to fund 10 awards.  A maximum of $1,350,000 in direct costs per budget period.  Award project period 5 years.

Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing

Indirect Costs: N/A

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program Name: Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-02-2016

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 (R13): 11-17-2016

5 PM CST

Program Information:

Program #: PAR-15-032

PURPOSE:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Conference Grant (R13) applications to conduct health disparities-related meetings, workshops, and symposia. The purpose of the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series is to bring together academic institutions/organizations and community organizations to identify opportunities for reducing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). The objectives of meetings conducted as part of this award will be to: (1) establish and/or enhance existing academic-community partnerships; (2) identify community-driven research priorities; and (3) develop long-term collaborative CBPR research agendas. Thus, it is expected these partnerships will lead to grant applications for the support of CBPR projects designed to meet identified community needs. The areas of focus for these partnerships should include one or more of the following community-health issues: preterm birth; infant mortality; sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); maternal mortality; reproductive health; uterine fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; violence prevention; perinatal HBV and HIV/AIDS prevention; HIV/AIDS prevention; asthma; intellectual and developmental disabilities; pediatric injury prevention; and medical rehabilitation.

Program Scope

The purpose of the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series is to bring together academic institutions and community organizations to identify opportunities for reducing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). The objective of meetings conducted as part of this award will be to:

  • Establish and/or enhance existing partnerships between academic institutions and relevant community organizations;
  • Identify, document, and highlight local priority health disparity conditions and the community's view of its own health problems; and
  • Form an alignment between academic and community organizations to develop long-term collaborative CBPR research agendas

For purposes of this award, community organizations may include organizations that have a history (3 years or more) of (1) providing health services and/or improving the health of members of the relevant community (e.g., health departments); and/or (2) serving the interests of the relevant community or population of focus (e.g., faith-based organizations, schools, violence prevention centers, cooperative extension centers, tribal organizations, youth organizations).

While multiple PD/PI applications comprised of academic and community partners are strongly encouraged, partnerships between academic and community organizations/leaders do not have to be in place to qualify an institution to apply for these awards. Applicants that seek to strengthen existing relationships with community stakeholders are encouraged to apply. When appropriate, the award should be used to support the formative stages of such partnerships.

Anticipated outcomes of the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series grant award include, but are not limited to: (1) providing a forum for the development of a community partnership structure that will support the conduct of an eventual CBPR project in one of the identified areas of emphasis; and (2) facilitating culturally centered community partnerships with a focus on reducing and eliminating health disparities.

Partnerships Between Academic and Community Organizations

Specific examples of collaborative meetings include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Workshops to identify issues and research objectives that are important to the community;
  • Meetings to strengthen and enhance the collaborative/multidisciplinary research efforts between grantee institutions/organizations and communities of interest;
  • Workshops among researchers, and community leaders to identify the health and resource needs of the community;
  • Seminars led by community partners and academic researchers highlighting research findings on the prevalence and incidence of relevant health disparities in the community; and

Areas of Research Focus

An ongoing series of conferences, meetings, seminars, and workshops, where academic and community partners work together to develop a strong working relationship and a set of research goals focused on community priorities may be focused in one or more of the following areas:

  • Preterm birth
  • Infant mortality
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Maternal mortality
  • Reproductive health
  • Uterine fibroid tumors
  • Childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity
  • Violence prevention
  • Perinatal HBV and HIV/AIDS prevention
  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Asthma
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Pediatric injury prevention
  • Medical rehabilitation (e.g., spinal cord injury, TBI, stroke)

More than one area of research focus should be addressed only when scientifically appropriate. Health literacy and techniques for outreach and information dissemination should only be addressed in conjunction with one of the identified areas of research focus.

Additionally, consideration for support will be given to relevant topics where research is lacking or nascent and where stimulation of such research will meet the expressed needs of the community (e.g., role of paternal involvement in child health outcomes).

Support of conferences is contingent on the fiscal and programmatic interests and priorities of the individual NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs). Therefore, a conference grant application is required to contain a permission-to-submit letter from the Scientific/Research Contact listed in Section VII. Agency Contacts. Please note that agreement to accept an application does not guarantee funding.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Scientific/Research Contact listed in Section VII. Agency Contacts of the FOA regarding the appropriateness of research focus for proposed projects. This may be done as part of the required process for requesting advanced permission to submit an application no later than six weeks before the receipt date. Applicants are urged to initiate contact well in advance of the application due date and no later than 6 weeks before that date. 

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 - Only one application per institution, usually defined as having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number, is allowed. 

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Info: Applicants may request direct costs of up to $30,000 per year. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 3 years. The earliest start date is March 2017.

Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing.

Indirect Costs: Facilities & Administrative (F&A) costs are not allowed.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program Name: Addressing Health Disparities in Maternal and Child Health through Community-Based Participatory Research (R03)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-02-2016

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 (R03): 11-21-2016

Optional LOI: 30 days before application due date; Full Proposal: 11-21-2016 5 PM CST

Program Information:

Program #: PAR-15-072

PURPOSE:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Research Project Grant (R03) applications to support community-based participatory research (CBPR) projects planned and developed by recipients of the Phase I Academic-Community Partnerships Conference Series awards under PAR-09-092 and PAR-12-102. Only one CBPR project will be supported per Phase 1 grant award. The areas of research emphasis include: preterm birth; infant mortality; sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); maternal mortality; reproductive health; uterine fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; violence prevention; perinatal HBV and HIV/AIDS prevention; HIV/AIDS prevention; asthma; intellectual and developmental disabilities; pediatric injury prevention; and medical rehabilitation.

The purpose of the current Phase II initiative "Addressing Health Disparities in Maternal and Child Health through Community-Based Participatory Research (R03)" is to use the CBPR methodology to conduct small research projects that (1) strengthen partnerships between academic and community partners established in Phase 1; (2) address a community health concern; and (3) increase our understanding of the causes of and solutions to maternal and child health disparities.

Phase II awards should include shared leadership by academic and community partners, and all activities proposed in the application must include substantial input from the targeted community using the principles of CBPR. While multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) applications comprised of academic and community organization PD/PIs are strongly encouraged, all applications should include, at a minimum, one academic partner and one community organization partner as part of the key research project team. At least one individual with expertise in CBPR should also be included as part of the research project team.

Applicants should outline the roles of the community in all phases of the current project and how the impact of the community partnership in regard to accomplishing the partnership processes and outcomes will be evaluated. Phase II awards should demonstrate support for implementation from the community through letters of support from relevant community organizations (e.g., public health department, public schools, church or youth organizations).

Phase II CBPR grant awards will support meritorious small-scale, new projects, developed for the purpose of reducing maternal and child health disparities, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Formative research
  • Pilot or feasibility studies
  • Development, adaptation, and/or testing of methodologies
  • Development and/or testing of technology

Additionally for planning purposes, keep in mind that the small research grant mechanism (R03) provides limited, short-term funding support for discrete, well-defined projects that realistically can be completed in two years and that require limited levels of funding. Preliminary data are not required for R03 applications.

Specific Areas of Research Interest

The proposed Phase II CBPR project should focus on the original area(s) of research emphasis identified in the Phase I Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series award. Support will be provided for projects focused on reducing disparities in the following NICHD mission areas:

  • Preterm birth
  • Infant mortality
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Maternal mortality
  • Reproductive health
  • Uterine fibroid tumors
  • Childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity
  • Violence prevention
  • Perinatal HBV and HIV/AIDS prevention
  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Asthma
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Pediatric injury prevention
  • Medical rehabilitation (e.g., spinal cord injury, TBI, stroke)

More than one area of research focus should be addressed only when scientifically appropriate and related to the Phase I area of research emphasis. Health literacy and techniques for outreach and information dissemination should only be addressed in conjunction with one of the identified areas of research focus.

An application for Phase II awards could include CBPR projects in areas including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Studies that develop and/or test evidence-based interventions to reduce disparities in maternal and child health outcomes
  • Studies that adapt existing interventions developed for the general population or for use in a specified population as a strategy to reduce disparities in maternal and child health outcomes.
  • Studies that develop and/or test culturally appropriate assessment tools to identify determinants important for reducing disparities in maternal and child health outcomes
  • Studies that develop and/or test innovations in technology to reduce disparities in maternal and child health outcomes.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 - Only one application per institution, usually defined as having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number, is allowed.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Info: Budgets for direct costs of up to $75,000 per year may be requested. The total project period may not exceed two years. The earliest start date is July 2017.

Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing.

Indirect Costs: No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program Name: Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs P30)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-28-2016

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 (NORCs P30): 11-23-2016

LOI due October 23, 2016; Application due date November 23, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research. The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC) program is designed to support and enhance the national research effort in nutrition and obesity.  NORCs support three primary research-related activities:  Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program, and an Enrichment program.  All activities pursued by Nutrition Obesity Research Centers are designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness and multidisciplinary nature of research in nutrition and obesity.  The NIDDK Nutrition Obesity Research Centers program consists of 12 Centers, each located at outstanding research institutions with documented programs of excellence in nutrition and/or obesity research.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: NIDDK intends to commit $4,500,000 in FY2017 to fund up to 4 awards.  The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 

Application budgets are limited to $750,000 direct costs, but need to reflect actual needs of the proposed Center. It is anticipated that the award budget will be directly correlated to the breadth, quality and relevance to nutrition/obesity and related areas of the research base being served by the Center. Within the direct cost cap, up to $150,000 may be requested for the Pilot and Feasibility program.

Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing

Indirect Costs: N/A

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

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-14-2016

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 (NRT): 12-09-2016

due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time - Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): February 07, 2017 Applies to both tracks

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 ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program includes two tracks: the Traineeship Track and the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track.

The Traineeship Track is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. For FY2016, there are four priority areas: (1) Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE), (2) Understanding the Brain (UtB), (3) Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS), and (4) any other interdisciplinary research theme of national priority. The priority research areas for the FY2017 competition will be (1) UtB, (2) INFEWS, and (3) any other interdisciplinary research theme of national priority.

The IGE Track focuses on test-bed 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. While the Traineeship Track promotes building on the current knowledge base to develop comprehensive programs to effectively train STEM graduate students, the IGE Track supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches.

The NRT program addresses both workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. For both tracks, 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.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 4

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2 for the Traineeship Track, 2 for the Innovations in Graduate Education Track

An eligible organization may participate in two Traineeship Track proposals and two Innovations in Graduate Education Track 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.

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.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: NRT Traineeship Track Awards (14-15 anticipated; FY 2016) are expected to be up to five (5) years in duration with a total budget up to $3,000,000.

NRT IGE Track Awards (14-20 anticipated; FY 2016) are expected to be up to three (3) years in duration with a total budget between $300,000 and $500,000.

The estimated number of awards and the anticipated funding amount listed above are for FY 2016. The number of awards and funding level in FY 2017 are anticipated to be similar to FY 2016. Funding amounts are pending availability of FY 2016 and 2017 funds.

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

Indirect Costs: Not Applicable

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

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-16-2016

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 (MRI): 01-11-2017

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.

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.

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.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 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).

To ensure a balanced instrumentation award portfolio at diverse organizations, across varied research topics, and in support of a broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce across the entire Nation, the MRI program requires that an MRI-eligible organization may, as a performing organization, submit or be included as a significantly funded 1 subawardee in no more than three MRI proposals. To promote instrumentation development, the program requires that if an organization submits or is included as a significantly funded 1 subawardee in three MRI proposals, at least one of the three proposals must be for (Track 2) instrument development.

NSF reserves the right to carefully examine development (Track 2) proposals to ensure that they meet the requirements for this proposal type (see Section II). If a proposal submitted as development is deemed to be an acquisition proposal either before or during the review, the proposal is subject to return without review or decline.

1An unfunded collaboration does not count against the submission limit. Inclusion as a funded subawardee on a development (Track 2) proposal at a level in excess of 20% of the total budget requested from NSF, or as a funded subawardee on any acquisition (Track 1) proposal, will be counted against an organization's proposal submission limit. Separately submitted linked collaborative proposals of either type (Track 1 or Track 2) count against the submission limit of each of the submitting organizations. However, if a subaward to an organization in a development (Track 2) proposal is 20% or less of the proposal's total budget request from NSF, the subawardee's submission limit will not be affected. For subawards within a linked collaborative proposal, the 20% threshold applies to the budget request from NSF in the proposal containing the subaward(s), not to the combined budget request from NSF for the collaborative project.

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 or Co-PI: There are no restrictions or limits.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Proposals submitted in response to this program solicitation will be competing for about $75 million, depending on availability of funds and quality of proposals.

Proposals that request funds from NSF in the range $100,000-$4 million will be accepted from all eligible organizations. Proposals that request funds from NSF less than $100,000 will also be accepted from all eligible organizations 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.

Proposers may request an award period up to three years for acquisition proposals and up to five years for development proposals. The anticipated earliest starting date is August 01 in the year of the proposal's submission.

Cost Sharing: Cost Sharing is required

Indirect Costs: Not Applicable

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Innovation Corps- National Innovation Network Sites Program (I-Corps Site)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-15-2016

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 (I-Corps Site): 02-09-2017

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

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society.

In order to contribute to a national innovation ecosystem, NSF established the NSF Innovation Corps Sites Program (NSF I-Corps Sites). Sites are funded at academic institutions, having already existing innovation or entrepreneurial units, to enable them to:

  • Nurture students and/or faculty who are engaged in projects having the potential to be transitioned into the marketplace. I-Corps Sites will provide infrastructure, advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding to enable groups to transition their work into the marketplace or into becoming I-Corps Team applicants.
  • Develop formal, active, local innovation ecosystems that contribute to a larger, national network of mentors, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors. Networking is an essential component of all of NSF's I-Corps activities – local and national networking activities help advance the goals of I-Corps and contribute to local and national ecosystems for innovation.

The purpose of an I-Corps Site is to nurture and support multiple, local teams to transition their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information:

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

Indirect Costs: N/A

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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:  12-15-2016

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 (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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