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Agency/Sponsor Program Name Pre-proposal Due Date:Pre-proposal Form Sponsor Due Date:
National Science FoundationCybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)03-01-2016Pre-proposal Template04-19-2016
National Science FoundationNSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)03-16-2016Pre-proposal Template05-16-2016
National Science FoundationCollections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)06-08-2016Pre-proposal Template08-08-2016
National Science FoundationAdvancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC)08-12-2016Pre-proposal Template10-14-2016
National Science FoundationResearch Experiences for Teachers (RET) in Engineering and Computer Science (RET)09-01-2016Pre-proposal Template11-01-2016
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 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: Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-01-2016

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 (CICI): 04-19-2016

5 PM CST

Program Information:

Program #: NSF 16-533

PURPOSE

The objective of the Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) program is to develop and deploy security solutions that benefit the scientific community by ensuring the integrity and reliability of the end-to-end scientific workflow. This solicitation seeks unique ways to protect scientific instruments, resources, cyberinfrastructure and data that extend beyond building better perimeters and point solutions. As funding agencies move toward providing openly accessible data, the possibilities for scientists and engineers to use data sources beyond those created by their own community grow.

The scope of the workflow encompasses instruments, processing software, analysis tools, computing and storage resources as well as information repositories and data archives. In order to produce accurate results, each data source must be identifiable and trustworthy. Systems must guarantee that data sets cannot be altered, which could potentially modify the analytic outcomes.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS

Eligibility Info: Organizations eligible to serve as lead proposers are restricted to U.S. academic institutions or U.S. non-profit research organizations directly associated with educational and/or research activities. 

Number of Proposals per Organization: 2 - Organizations are limited to 2 CICI proposals.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: There are no restrictions or limits.

 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION

General Award Info: Secure and Resilient Architecture awards will be supported at up to $1,000,000 total per award for up to three years. Regional Cybersecurity Collaboration awards will be supported at up to $500,000 total per award for up to two years.

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: NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-16-2016

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

Sponsor Deadline (S-STEM): 05-16-2016

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

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program (S-STEM) addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in areas of national priorities. The program seeks to increase the success of low income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships, and to enhance and test effective curricular and co-curricular activities (e.g., high quality extant curriculum, professional, and workforce development activities) that support recruitment, retention, student success, and graduation in STEM.

The program addresses the challenges facing low-income students by providing a wide range of IHEs with funds to support scholarships to academically talented low-income students from the diverse student population seeking degrees in STEM. Funds also are to enable IHEs in establishing a coherent ecosystem of effective practices and to investigate the effects of those practices on degree attainment in STEM and entry into the STEM workforce or graduate studies. In the context of the S-STEM program, those types of efforts focus on the challenges facing low-income students and must make up a coherent ecosystem of student supports.

The S-STEM program encourages collaborations among different types of partners: Partnerships among different types of institutions, collaborations of STEM faculty and educational and social science researchers, or partnerships among institutions of higher education and business and industry. The program seeks to:

  1. increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the STEM workforce or graduate study;
  2. improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and
  3. advance understanding of the factors or curricular and co-curricular activities (e.g., high quality extant curriculum, professional and workforce development activities) affecting student success.

Potential S-STEM proposers are strongly encouraged to identify and adapt extant high-quality curricular materials, e.g. those created and developed by projects supported through the Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE: EHR) program. Principal Investigators (PIs) seeking to develop new resources should submit proposals to the IUSE: EHR program. Likewise, PIs looking to conduct foundational research on academic and/or workforce/career pathways, or the impact of financial aid on student outcomes, should submit proposals to the EHR Core Research (ECR) Program.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  An Institution may submit one proposal (either as a single institution or as a member of a multi-institutional Design and Development consortium) from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field. 

Additional Eligibility Info:

A. Institutions

  1. An institution may submit one proposal from each constituent college or school that awards eligible degrees. (For example, a university with a College of Engineering, a School of Life Sciences, and a College of Arts and Sciences could submit one proposal from each for a total of three. However, within a College of Engineering, if the Department of Electrical Engineering were submitting a proposal, a proposal from the Department of Mechanical Engineering could be submitted only in a subsequent year. The two departments could also submit a proposal jointly.)
  2. An institution without constituent schools (for example, a 4-year college or a community college) may submit one proposal each year.
  3. An institution that is part of a larger system is considered separate for this purpose if it is geographically separate and has its own chief academic officer.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  There are no restrictions or limits.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

The program supports three types of projects. Awards for Institutional Capacity Building projects should not exceed $650,000. Awards for Design and Development Type 1 Single Institution projects should not exceed $1.0 million. Awards for Design and Development Type 2 Multi-Institutional Consortia projects should not exceed $5.0 million. For Collaborative Proposals (see http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf15001/gpg_2.jsp#IID5), the combined budgets of the collaborating organizations should conform to the budgetary limits specified in this solicitation. For all proposed projects, the total amount requested includes direct and indirect costs. Other budgetary limitations apply. Please see the full text of this solicitation for further information.

Cost Sharing:  The inclusion of voluntary cost sharing is prohibited by NSF. 

Indirect Costs:  No sponsor restrictions for indirect costs per the announcement.

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

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

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

Sponsor Deadline (CSBR): 08-08-2016

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

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure and organize collections that are significant to the NSF BIO-funded research community; 2) to secure collections-related data for sustained, accurate, and efficient accessibility to the biological research community; and 3) to transfer ownership of collections.

The CSBR program provides for enhancements that secure and improve existing collections, improves the accessibility of digitized specimen-related data, and develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management. Requests should demonstrate a clear and urgent need to secure the collection, and the proposed activities should address that need. Biological collections supported include established living stock/culture collections, vouchered non-living natural history collections, and jointly-curated ancillary collections such as preserved tissues and DNA libraries.

ORGANIZATIONAL LIMITS:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • Universities and Colleges - Universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges) accredited in, and having a campus located in, the US acting on behalf of their faculty members. Such organizations also are referred to as academic institutions.
  • Non-profit, non-academic organizations: Independent museums, observatories, research labs, professional societies and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.
  • State and Local Governments: State educational offices or organizations and local school districts

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3; In a single round of the CSBR competition, only one proposal may be submitted from any individual collection within an organization. One organization may not submit more than three proposals to any one CSBR competition. 

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: There are no restrictions or limits. 

BUDGETARY INFORMATION: 

A budget of $8 million is anticipated with approximately $4.5M reserved for new awards depending on prior commitments and availability of funds.

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

Indirect CostsNot applicable.

Budget Preparation Instructions: Provide a cost-breakdown and narrative justification for budgeted items, including personnel. At least two vendor quotes for items of equipment and supplies that total more than $10,000 should be included. Specialized items that are components of a larger system (e.g. specimen cabinets and compactors) are considered as equipment under the CSBR program guidelines.

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

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  08-12-2016

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 (ADBC): 10-14-2016

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

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

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

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1; Only one Thematic Collections Networks (TCN) proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization. Organizations may be involved in more than one collaborative effort as a non-lead proposal.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:   1; An individual may appear as PI or co-PI on no more than one ADBC proposal submitted to any annual ADBC competition.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Budgets for TCN proposals should reflect the scope of work proposed and should not exceed four years in duration. Budgets for PEN proposals may be up to $175,000 and may be from 2 to 3 years in duration. The budget justification for both TCN and PEN proposals should include an estimate of the cost per specimen for digitization. PEN proposals must include in their budget the costs of travel to PI meetings of the existing network and travel to iDigBio ONCE during the first year of the project.

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable limitations

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: 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 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 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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