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Agency/Sponsor Program Name Pre-proposal Due Date:Pre-proposal Form Sponsor Due Date:
Oak Ridge Associated UniversitiesORAU Event Sponsorship Programs - University Partnerships Office (ORAU)01-09-2015Pre-proposal Template03-01-2015
National Science FoundationInnovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Site)01-09-2015Pre-proposal Template06-09-2015
National Science FoundationInnovation Corps - Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node) (I-CORPS NODE)02-06-2015Pre-proposal Template04-17-2015
Oak Ridge Associated UniversitiesORAU Faculty Travel Grants Program (ORAU)07-17-2015Pre-proposal Template09-01-2015


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


Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Program Name: ORAU Event Sponsorship Programs - University Partnerships Office (ORAU)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-09-2015

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

Sponsor Deadline (ORAU): 03-01-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The ORAU Events Sponsorship Program provides up to $4,000 to support events that involve participants from more than one ORAU institution. Two calls for proposals will be issued each year. Typical events might include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.

A representative from ORAU must be invited to the event, and will attend if possible. A report must be submitted within 30 days following the event documenting participation and outcomes.

Criteria for decisions to award Event Sponsorship grants include these points:

  • Potential engagement of others, especially students
  • Probability of a long-term collaboration
  • New or enhanced collaboration (proposed partners have no strong current ties)
  • Well-defined outcome(s), such as a proposal to an identified opportunity, a white paper in anticipation of future funding, or a publication as a result of data collected during the visit.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Each ORAU institution may submit one (1) proposal during ORAU’s fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30).

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000

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

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  01-09-2015

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

Sponsor Deadline (I-Corps Site): 06-09-2015

5pm CST

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 (see NSF Innovation Corps Program, NSF 12-602).
  • Develop formal, active, local innovation ecosystems that contribute to a larger, national network of mentors, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors.

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 LIMITS:

One (1).  During the startup phase of NSF's I-Corps Sites Program, collaborative proposals from multiple institutions are discouraged.  Exceptions can be made, with the approval of the NSF I-Corps Management Team, for institutions that have collaborative entrepreneurial centers already in place.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Anticipated Funding Amount: $1,500,000

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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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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Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Program Name: ORAU Faculty Travel Grants Program (ORAU)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-17-2015

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 (ORAU): 09-01-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Faculty members from an ORAU Sponsoring or Associate Institution or Branch Campus can request up to $800 to facilitate travel by a faculty member.

Criteria for decisions to award travel grants include:

  • Potential engagement of others, especially students
  • Probability of a long-term collaboration
  • New collaboration (proposed partners have no strong current ties)
  • Well-defined outcome(s), such as a proposal to an identified opportunity, a white paper in anticipation of future funding, or a publication as a result of data collected during the visit.

Applications must be for travel to collaborate with researchers at ORNL, Y-12, ORAU laboratories or work sites, or another ORAU institution. This program is not intended to support travel to work with current collaborations or to interact with potential collaborators at locations other than their laboratories, such as conferences. Please note: requests must comply with federal travel expenditure guidelines, and must be submitted BEFORE the travel takes place (no grants will be awarded after the fact).

Within 30 days of the trip, grant recipients will need to send a one-page summary of the outcomes of the trip, including any presentations made, visits with students, other benefits, and anticipated outcomes.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Each ORAU institution may submit two (2) proposals during ORAU’s fiscal year (Oct. 1 - Sept. 30).

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Grants may only be used to cover either transportation expenses (train, plane, bus or other) or accommodation expenses.  Other travel-related expenses, such as food, will not be reimbursed.  Travel must be completed by September 30 (the end of ORAU’s fiscal year.)

Anticipated Funding Amount: $800

Indirect cost: not allowed.

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