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Agency/Sponsor Program Name Pre-proposal Due Date:Pre-proposal Form Sponsor Due Date:
Institute Of Museum And Library ServicesNational Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-Librarie)09-26-2014Pre-proposal Template10-14-2014
American Psychological FoundationElizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship (Koppitz Fell)09-26-2014Pre-proposal Template11-15-2014
National Science FoundationManagement and Operation of the Gemini Observatory (NSF-GEMINI)09-26-2014Pre-proposal Template11-28-2014
New York Academy Of Sciences - Blavatnik Foundation2015 Blavatnik Awards National Competition (Blavatnik-NA)10-01-2014Pre-proposal Template11-25-2014
National Institutes of HealthBiomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development (BRAD) Award (G11) (PAR-14-333)10-10-2014Pre-proposal Template11-28-2014
Department Of State - Bureau Of Democracy, Human Rights And LaborDRL Internet freedom Annual Program Statement (DRLA-DRLAQM-)10-10-2014Pre-proposal Template12-05-2014
National Science FoundationTheory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (AMO Physics)10-10-2014Pre-proposal Template12-08-2014
National Science FoundationScience and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (NSF 14-600)10-10-2014Pre-proposal Template12-11-2014
National Institutes of HealthClinical and Translational Science Award (U54) (RFA-TR-14-00)10-17-2014Pre-proposal Template12-16-2014
National Science FoundationPartnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)11-07-2014Pre-proposal Template01-07-2015
Oak Ridge Associated UniversitiesRalph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards (ORAU-JFE)11-14-2014Pre-proposal Template01-12-2015
National Science FoundationFundamental Research Program for Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (FRP)12-05-2014Pre-proposal Template02-04-2015
National Science FoundationCultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)12-05-2014Pre-proposal Template02-17-2015
National Science FoundationInnovation Corps - Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node) (I-CORPS NODE)02-06-2015Pre-proposal Template04-17-2015


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


Sponsor: Institute Of Museum And Library Services (IMLS)
Program Name: National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG-Librarie)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-26-2014

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 (NLG-Librarie): 10-14-2014

Preliminary proposals are due to the sponsor on 10/14; full proposals will be due upon sponsor request only on January 15, 2015.

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) support projects that address challenges faced by the library and archive fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or alliances that can be widely used, adapted, scaled, or replicated to extend the benefits of federal investment.

For the October NLG deadline, we will accept applications under three project categories/funding priorities:

  • National digital platform
  • Learning spaces in libraries
  • STEM learning in libraries

We are particularly interested in proposals that explore the following issues:

  • What will move library and archival services in the United States forward?
  • What will help libraries and archives make decisions about their own investments in these areas?
  • What knowledge, capacity, functions or infrastructure can libraries and archives share?

The funding categories are: Project Grant, Collaborative Planning Grant, Research or National Forum Grant. Your application must designate one of these funding categories. The same proposal may not be submitted under more than one category. An institution may submit only one proposal.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The award amount limitations are as follows:

• Project Grants: to be negotiated

• Research Grants: to be negotiated

• Planning Grants: up to $50,000

• National Forum Grants: up to $100,000

Cost Sharing:  In order to receive a NLG-Libraries grant, you must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of the grant. Cost sharing is not expected for research projects, or for applications for grants under $250,000, and will not be considered in the review of the application.

Indirect Costs:  Planning grant proposals may not include indirect costs.  All other types of proposals have no indirect cost restrictions.  

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Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
Program Name: Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship (Koppitz Fell)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-26-2014

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 (Koppitz Fell): 11-15-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship Program provides fellowships and scholarships for graduate student research in the area of child psychology.

APF supports original, innovative research and projects. Although APF favors unique, independent work, the Foundation does fund derivative projects that are part of larger studies.

Program Goals:

The Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowship Program:

  • Nurtures excellent young scholars for careers in areas of psychology, such as child-clinical, pediatric, school, educational, and developmental psychopathology
  • Supports scholarly work contributing to the advancement of knowledge in these areas

Funding Specifics

  • Several fellowships of up to $25,000 each
  • Support for one year only
  • Only one application accepted from any one institution in any given year
  • Tuition waiver/coverage from home institution

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Fellowships are granted for a period of up to one year for up to $25,000.

Cost Sharing:  Home institutions are required to waive or otherwise cover the costs for the student’s tuition for the duration of the fellowship.  Graduate students must obtain required internal approvals for the cost-shared tuition before the application is submitted to the sponsor.

Indirect Costs:  APF does not allow institutional indirect costs or overhead costs. Applicants may use grant monies for direct administrative costs of their proposed project.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Management and Operation of the Gemini Observatory (NSF-GEMINI)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-26-2014

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-GEMINI): 11-28-2014

Letters of intent are required and are due on 11/28/14. Full proposals will be due 2/27/15.

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Proposals are solicited to manage and operate the Gemini Observatory through a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The Gemini Observatory is an international collaboration currently consisting of the funding partners of the U.S., Canada, Australia, Brazil, and Argentina, as well as host institutions in Chile and Hawaii. The Gemini Partnership operates twin optical/infrared optimized 8 m diameter telescopes on the superb sites of Mauna Kea, Hawaii and Cerro Pachón, Chile, providing large light-collecting areas, exquisite image quality, high infrared transparency (especially at Mauna Kea), agile and efficient scheduling queues, access to the entire sky, and well-developed infrastructures. Gemini North and Gemini South have carried out scientific operations since 2000 and 2001, respectively, addressing fundamental scientific questions with new observational and operational techniques.

According to terms set forth in the Gemini Agreement, the appointment of the managing organization for Gemini includes review and approval by the partners. Funding is accomplished through a cooperative agreement (CA) between the NSF and the managing organization. The Awardee resulting from this solicitation will serve as the managing organization, as defined in the Gemini Agreement.

The Awardee will work closely with NSF and the scientific community to ensure that the Gemini Observatory continues to support, sustain and advance frontier science as enabled by Gemini’s unique research capabilities and as promoted through a culture of excellence. In cooperation with NSF and within available resources, Gemini will plan and execute a viable, coherent and inclusive program of research and education, consistent with the objectives and priorities of the scientific community. The Awardee will manage facilities and equipment provided by NSF, will provide and develop additional equipment as necessary to fulfill the approved programmatic scope, and will provide support and technical personnel to manage the Gemini Observatory as a well-integrated research and education facility.

Proposals should describe how the proposing institution(s) will provide observing capabilities and access to the resulting scientific data; facilitate an integrated program of research, education, training and outreach; maintain instruments, facilities and infrastructure; manage and develop a skilled and diverse workforce; and establish appropriate relationships with universities, industry, private organizations and the international community to support the mission of the Observatory.

The successful proposal will be awarded as a cooperative agreement(s) with a duration of six (6) years beginning January 1, 2017.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The first year’s operations and maintenance budget should equal the anticipated O&M total contributions of $28,172,000, while CY2017 contributions to instrument development can be assumed to be equivalent to $4,000,000, made in the form of funds and/or in-kind partner contributions and developments. Subsequent years should be escalated by 3.0% per year, as described in Section III. A cumulative budget for the six-year award period will automatically be provided in FastLane and Grants.gov.  See full announcement text for additional budgetary instructions.

Cost Sharing:  Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: New York Academy Of Sciences - Blavatnik Foundation (Blavatnik)
Program Name: 2015 Blavatnik Awards National Competition (Blavatnik-NA)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-01-2014

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 (Blavatnik-NA): 11-25-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The national faculty competition of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists recognizes the country’s most promising young faculty-rank scientists and engineers in the disciplinary categories of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.

One Blavatnik Laureate from each disciplinary category will receive $250,000 in unrestricted funds and be published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences on the topic for which he/she is being honored.

The national awards will be conferred at a ceremony held in the fall of 2015 in New York City.

Institutional nominations for the national faculty competition must be submitted by the institution’s President, Provost, or the President’s official designee. Each institution may nominate up to three candidates per year, one in each disciplinary category (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry).

To be eligible, a nominee must:

  • Have been born in or after 1973.
  • Have earned a doctoral degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.).
  • Currently hold a faculty-rank position at an invited institution in the United States.
  • Have made significant research contributions to the life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and/or chemistry during his/her independent career as a principal investigator.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  3 - one in each disciplinary category (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry).

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Every year, one nominee in each category will be named a Blavatnik Laureate and awarded $250,000 in unrestricted funds.

Cost Sharing:  Not required for this program.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program Name: Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development (BRAD) Award (G11) (PAR-14-333)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-10-2014

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 (PAR-14-333): 11-28-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development (BRAD) program is an infrastructure development initiative; its areas of emphasis include increasing institutional competency in research administration and organizational development with a focus on addressing and eliminating barriers to faculty participation in externally supported research. The program scope encompasses pre- and post-award service delivery, process development, development of competency in regulatory compliance, leadership development in research administration, certification-guided training, limited Office of Sponsored Program (OSP) staffing and training, facilitating the development of a culture of research, and faculty professional development in targeted areas such as enhancing grant-writing skills, expanding faculty competencies in state-of-the-art research methodologies.

The objectives of the BRAD program are to:

  • Facilitate the development of leadership in research administration.  In support of this objective BRAD supports:
    • Training that culminates with a certification in Research Administration for the Extramural Associate (EA) and other OSPR staff;
    • Limited OSP staffing and the development of staff training modules
  • Develop or enhance institutional administrative research support infrastructures with a focus on providing efficient, consistent, and responsive service to faculty engaged in research.  In support of this objective BRAD supports:
    • Pre-Award related service and process development
    • Post-Award related service and process development
    • Regulatory Compliance  training and program development (i.e., Institutional Review Board and Institutional Care and Animal Use review process development, etc.)
  • Promote research program development and sustainability.  In support of this objective the BRAD program supports ORSP (or similar entity) sponsorship of activities aimed at increasing faculty competitiveness for external research support, for example:
    • Needs assessments that identify and guide policy development to eliminate barriers  to research;
    • Selected faculty development activities, including short courses/workshops that focus on enhancing research related competencies and/or research productivity (i.e., research design, state-of-the-art-methodologies and techniques, granting-writing, balancing teaching and research roles, laboratory management, scientific writing, etc.).

The applicant must offer baccalaureate or advanced degrees in the sciences and meet the requirement of having received NIH research support totaling not more than $6 million per year (in both direct and F&A/indirect costs) in each of 4 or more of the last 7 years (Grants Office Note: UT Arlington does qualify).  Note that the following activity codes are excluded: C06, S10, and all activity codes starting with a G.

Domestic applicants must also have a diverse student enrollment with a significant representation of individuals from groups underrepresented in careers in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences. 

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1; Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed.

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Domestic base awards are limited to $85,000 per year (direct costs) for up to five years, of which up to $20,000 must be allocated in years 4 and 5 for sustainability initiatives.

Cost Sharing:  This FOA does not require cost sharing.

Indirect Costs:  F&A Costs are limited to 8 percent for both domestic and international applicants.

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Sponsor: Department Of State - Bureau Of Democracy, Human Rights And Labor (DRL)
Program Name: DRL Internet freedom Annual Program Statement (DRLA-DRLAQM-)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-10-2014

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 (DRLA-DRLAQM-): 12-05-2014

SOIs are due on 12/5/14; full proposals will be due at a later date upon sponsor invitation only.

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) announces the availability of funding for programs that support Internet freedom. DRL’s goal is to promote fundamental freedoms, human rights, and the free flow of information online through integrated support for anti-censorship and secure communications technology, advocacy, digital safety, and research. DRL invites organizations interested in potential funding to submit statements of interest (SOI) outlining program concepts that reflect this goal. 

SOIs must address one or more of five program themes:  1) Technology Expanding Open and Uncensored Access to Information and Communications; 2)  Secure Communication Technology; 3) Digital Safety;  4) Policy and Advocacy; or 5) Research and Evaluation.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  2

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Estimated floor of individual award amounts is $500,000; estimated ceiling of individual award amounts is $2,500,000.  In practice, awards in excess of $1,500,000 are uncommon.  SOIs that request more than the award ceiling or less than the award floor may be deemed technically ineligible.  DRL grants generally must be completed in one to three years.

Cost Sharing:  Not required for this program.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (AMO Physics)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-10-2014

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 (AMO Physics): 12-08-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Theory Institute in Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) Physics will be a center to advance theoretical AMO physics and lead in motivating and explaining new experimental work in AMO and other areas of science. The goal of this institute is to foster cutting edge research, serve as a focus for theoretical AMO science, and to enhance the visibility of the field. It will bring together diverse groups both inside and outside of the AMO community to promote connections leading to frontier science, while fostering a vibrant environment at all levels from student to senior investigator. Funding for the institute is designed to foster major breakthroughs at the intellectual frontier of AMO physics by providing resources beyond those available to individual investigators or small groups, in an environment in which the collective efforts of the larger group can be shown to be seminal to promoting significant progress in the science and the education of students. Although interdisciplinary aspects may be included, the bulk of the effort must fall within theoretical atomic, molecular, and optical physics within the purview of the Division of Physics. The successful institute will demonstrate: (1) the potential to advance AMO science; (2) creative, substantive activities aimed at enhancing education, diversity, and public outreach; (3) potential for broader impacts, e.g., impacts on other field(s) and benefits to society; and (4) a synergy or value-added rationale that justifies a center- or institute-like approach.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The center award is expected to be at the level of $500K-$1M/year. At most, one award is expected in FY 2015 depending upon the availability of funds and the quality of proposals received. Awards will be made for five years, with an option to apply for a 5-year renewal.

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: Science and Technology Centers: Integrative Partnerships (NSF 14-600)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-10-2014

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 14-600): 12-11-2014

Preliminary proposals are due to NSF on 12/11; full proposals will be due upon sponsor request on 6/16/15.

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Science and Technology Centers (STC): Integrative Partnerships program supports innovative, potentially transformative, complex research and education projects that require large-scale, long-term awards. STCs conduct world-class research through partnerships among academic institutions, national laboratories, industrial organizations, and/or other public/private entities, and via international collaborations, as appropriate. They provide a means to undertake significant investigations at the interfaces of disciplines and/or fresh approaches within disciplines. STCs may involve any area of science and engineering that NSF supports. STC investments support the NSF vision of creating and exploiting new concepts in science and engineering and providing global leadership in research and education.

Centers provide a rich environment for encouraging future scientists, engineers, and educators to take risks in pursuing discoveries and new knowledge. STCs foster excellence in education by integrating education and research, and by creating bonds between learning and inquiry so that discovery and creativity fully support the learning process.

NSF expects STCs to demonstrate leadership in the involvement of groups traditionally underrepresented in science and engineering at all levels (faculty, students, and postdoctoral researchers) within the Center. Centers use either proven or innovative mechanisms to address issues such as recruitment, retention and mentorship of participants from underrepresented groups.

Centers must undertake activities that facilitate knowledge transfer, i.e., the exchange of scientific and technical information with the objective of disseminating and utilizing knowledge broadly in multiple sectors. Examples of knowledge transfer include technology transfer with the intention of supporting innovation, providing key information to public policy makers, or dissemination of knowledge from one field of science to another.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  3 as the lead institution; there is no limit on the number of proposals in which an organization participates as a partner institution. The STC program will not support more than one Center from any one lead institution in this competition.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  1; A PI or co-PI on one STC proposal may not be a participant in another STC proposal.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Proposed STC annual budgets may range up to $4.0M in the first year, and thereafter $5.0M per year of NSF support. Preliminary proposals and full proposals outside this range will be ineligible and will not be reviewed or considered for support. The core budget for the Center is expected to include support for all research, education, broadening participation, and knowledge transfer activities including, if proposed, those for undergraduate students and for teachers. Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited. The expected duration of the award is five years. 

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program Name: Clinical and Translational Science Award (U54) (RFA-TR-14-00)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-17-2014

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 (RFA-TR-14-00): 12-16-2014

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This FOA calls for applications from medical research institutions to participate as hubs in the CTSA program.  This program includes three parts which are linked at the time of application, but will be separated at the time of award:

1)    UL1 award for a translational science hub that provides an Administrative Core and four additional components: (1) Translational Science Base; (2) Research Expertise and Methods; (3) Research Implementation and Participation; and (4) Network Resources and Optional Modules;

2)    KL2 award for mentored career development programs;

3)    TL1 award (optional) to support research training for pre- and post-doctorates.

The CTSA hubs are charged with the continuing education of translational and clinical research personnel so that they have mastered core competencies in their own discipline, and the capacity to effectively communicate and collaborate as members of multidisciplinary teams.  CTSA hubs should foster innovation in research education.  This research education may include non-degree opportunities tailored to the specific needs of the workforce at the CTSA hub, and for those involved with human subjects, lead to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification as a minimum standard.  CTSA hubs should foster team science and develop academic promotion criteria that help create a viable career path for translational scientists. The CTSA T and K programs are complementary and focus on the education of pre- and postdoctoral trainees, and on the career development of early-career translational researchers, respectively.

The NCATS CTSA program as a whole actively supports the full spectrum of clinical and translational research while encouraging flexibility for each hub to build on its own unique strengths.  To reach and maintain this goal, defined sets of capacities and resources should be present at each hub so that it can act as a qualified partner in the CTSA program, promoting an environment of quality, safety and efficiency for translational and clinical research.  CTSA hubs should be agents of continuous improvement as they identify gaps and opportunities in the research process and develop innovative solutions.  CTSA hubs should promote team science, and the development of a well-trained and skilled translational workforce. 

An additional important objective for each CTSA hub is the support of collaboration among CTSA hubs towards building a national CTSA network.  This national network will allow for the efficient planning and implementation of high-quality multi-center research, will harmonize standards and best practices, and will enhance translational research training through shared innovative curricula, mentorship programs, online courses, or “externships” to take advantage of unique learning opportunities outside of the CTSA hub.  In response to the IOM report, an enhanced CTSA program will have an increased focus on the network as a whole, and its goal to realize the promise of translational science.  Synergy within the CTSA program is likely to yield greater impact than any sum of unique, individual efforts.  Strengthening synergy will add to the justification of the nation’s investment into the CTSA program. 

It is expected that the UL1 Award PD(s)/PI(s) will be an established clinician/scientist who reports directly to an official with broad trans-institutional authority, and who personally has the authority and influence necessary to successfully promote translational and clinical research locally, partnering with internal and external stakeholders, supporting CTSA network activities as described below, fully integrating the hub into the CTSA network nationally.  This may include authority, perhaps shared with other high level institutional officials, over requisite space, clinical and translational research resources, data and privacy resources, faculty appointments, protected time, promotions, institutional review boards, contracting, budgeting for clinical research, staff qualification and certification.  In loosely coupled organizations that consist of university and hospital units, the CTSA PD(s)/PI(s) should have the authority or influence, personally or on their leadership team, to integrate these interdependent parts of the organization toward the CTSA program goals.  The CTSA PD(s)/PI(s) are each expected to commit at least two months and preferably three to six months effort to the grant regardless of whether salary is requested. Those with designated responsibility for defined programmatic areas of the CTSA program should, in general, possess the knowledge, leadership, and administrative skills and capabilities necessary to direct those programs and to speak for the CTSA institution in national forums.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1;  Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS number or NIH IPF number) is allowed.

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Application budgets for the U and K awards are expected to be between $4M and $10M.  Within that range, support is limited to 2.5% of total FY13 institutional NIH funding.  Budgets for the T awards are based on the number of trainees and considered separately.

Cost Sharing:  There is no cost sharing requirement under this FOA; however, indication of institutional support will be considered positively in the programmatic evaluation of applications.

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-07-2014

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 (PREM): 01-07-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The objective of PREM is to enhance the diversity of the workplace in materials research and education by stimulating the development of formal, long-term, research and education collaborations between minority-serving colleges and universities and DMR-supported centers and facilities.

PREM awards are expected to achieve significant increases in the number and quality of interactions between faculty and students at minority-serving colleges/universities and participants from the DMR-supported centers and facilities. They should result in increasing the number of graduate materials-related degrees for underrepresented minorities and in networking and dissemination of new knowledge. NSF's commitment to broadening participation is embedded in its Strategic Plan. The report "A Framework for Action" outlines the approach (see http://www.nsf.gov/od/broadeningparticipation/bp.jsp)

Funded activities might include, but are not limited to, the development of collaborative and mutually beneficial materials research and education projects, support for graduate and undergraduate students, and exchanges of faculty and students. High school students and teachers may also participate. Of special interest to DMR are activities based on research and education connections between the participants and designed to increase the recruitment, retention and degree attainment by members of underrepresented groups in materials research. The participation of 2-year and 4-year Associate degree-granting institutions in partnership with eligible institutions may be considered for this goal (see Section IV for specific eligibility requirements). While PREM awards engage scientists in fundamental materials research, activities that encourage entrepreneurship are also of special interest to NSF, as are those that offer an international experience. Proposers are encouraged to contact NSF program staff listed in Section VIII to discuss the appropriateness of the planned activities, and check eligibility requirements.

To date, successful PREMs have a strong overlap in research focus with the partner institution, and fully integrate the partner into the research and education activities of the PREM. In addition, successful PREMs have a well-defined management structure, with active internal and external advisory committees.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Awards are anticipated to be effective in July 2015. The total anticipated funding amount in FY 2015 is approximately $3,000,000. Awards are expected to be $300,000 to $700,000 per year for up to 5 years. Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds and receipt of competitive proposals.

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Program Name: Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards (ORAU-JFE)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-14-2014

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 (ORAU-JFE): 01-12-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at ORAU member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities.

Full-time assistant professors at ORAU member institutions within two years of their initial tenure track appointment at the time of application are eligible. If there is a question on eligibility, the ORAU Councilor makes the final decision.

The research project must be in one of the following five disciplines:        

  • Engineering and Applied Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics/Computer Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Policy, Management, or Education

Junior faculty members will submit their completed applications to their institution’s ORAU Councilor. The ORAU Councilor will transmit the institutional submission to ORAU.  The deadline for the 2015-16 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards program is noon EDT on Jan. 12, 2015.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  2

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Funding is provided exclusively from non-federal monies by ORAU. The award amount provided by ORAU is $5,000. The applicant’s institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000. This is a one-year grant (June 1 to May 31).  This award can include funds for faculty summer salary, graduate student salary, travel, equipment, or other assistance relevant to the faculty member’s research.

Cost Sharing:  The applicant’s institution is required to match the award with at least an additional $5,000.

Indirect Costs:  ORAU does not allow overhead charges or indirect costs on the award from ORAU or the university match.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Fundamental Research Program for Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (FRP)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-05-2014

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 (FRP): 02-04-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Science Foundation encourages the submission of industry-defined fundamental research proposals from NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) in areas of shared value to both centers and their members.  Industry-defined fundamental research broadens the scientific and engineering understanding beyond the more specific applied research interests of the industries traditionally served by the I/UCRC. Industry participation extends the scope and horizon of center research projects so as to drive innovation with industrially relevant fundamental research projects.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1 per center

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:   One proposal per PI per center.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

An anticipated funding amount of $1,600,000 subject to the availability of funds. The average award size is expected to range from $50,000 up to $200,000.

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: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-05-2014

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): 02-17-2015

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 will include 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

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.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The anticipated funding amount each year is $3,050,000 for an estimated 6-8 Standard Grants. The maximum award duration is 5 years.

Estimated program budget, number of awards and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds.

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: Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node) (I-CORPS NODE)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-06-2015

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 (I-CORPS NODE): 04-17-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

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

The National Science Foundation plans to build upon the I-Corps program and establish a National Innovation Network comprised of I-Corps Regional Nodes that will support the needs for innovation research and education. NSF is seeking to build a network of regional nodes that will work cooperatively to establish, utilize and sustain a national innovation ecosystem that further enhances the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society. The interconnected nodes of this network may be diverse in research areas, resources, tools, programs, capabilities, and in geographic locations - while the network will have the flexibility to grow or reconfigure as needs arise. I-Corps Regional Nodes will foster understanding on how to: 1) identify, develop and support promising ideas that can generate value, 2) create and implement tools and resources that enhance our nation's innovation capacity, 3) gather, analyze, evaluate and utilize the data and insight resulting from the experiences of those participating in the I-Corps program and 4) share and leverage effective innovation practices on a national scale - to improve the quality of life for the U.S. citizenry.

The PI must be an academic Administrative Lead at the level of Dean or higher.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Funding for the Innovation Corps Regional Node Program is limited to a maximum of $1.25 million per year for a three-institution team; $750,000 per year for two-institution teams and $350,000 per year for single institution applicants. The award duration will not exceed three years.  The budget should include funds for Principal Investigator (PI) travel to one I-Corps Node meeting per year.

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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