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Agency/Sponsor Program Name Pre-proposal Due Date:Pre-proposal Form Sponsor Due Date:
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: 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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