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Agency/Sponsor Program Name Pre-proposal Due Date:Pre-proposal Form Sponsor Due Date:
National Science FoundationScientific Software Innovation Institutes Conceptualization Proposals (S2I2)03-27-2017Pre-proposal Template04-11-2017
National Institutes of HealthData Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01) (DSR)03-31-2017Pre-proposal Template05-01-2017
National Science FoundationTomorrow's Internet Project Office (Building on the Success of the Global Environment for Network Innovations) (TIPOFF)03-31-2017Pre-proposal Template05-02-2017
Texas Higher Education Coordinating BoardMinority Health Research and Education Grant Program (MHGP)04-07-2017Pre-proposal Template06-12-2017
William T. Grant FoundationResearch Grants (RG)05-01-2017Pre-proposal Template07-06-2017
National Science FoundationCollections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR)06-26-2017Pre-proposal Template08-14-2017
National Science FoundationADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (NSF ADVANCE)07-19-2017Pre-proposal Template09-13-2017


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: Scientific Software Innovation Institutes Conceptualization Proposals (S2I2)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-27-2017

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 (S2I2): 04-11-2017

Program Information:

PURPOSE: Scientific Software Innovation Institutes (S2I2) will focus on the establishment of long-term hubs of excellence in software infrastructure and technologies, which will serve a research community of substantial size and disciplinary breadth. It is expected that outcomes of S2I2 go beyond the software itself and also include the infrastructure and process by which software is developed and sustained in response to, and to successfully enable transformative new science. These institutes will provide expertise, processes and architectures, resources, and implementation mechanism to transform computational science and engineering innovations and community software into robust and sustained software infrastructure for enabling science and engineering, which in turn will transform research practices and productivity.

S2I2 proposals are expected to bring together interdisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers, and educators along with software engineers and technologists. An S2I2 proposal must describe the vision and rationale for the proposed institute as a multi-faceted enterprise with credible connections to the community it serves. The proposal must make a compelling case for the institute's need and scope, and state its anticipated impact on the target communities. Furthermore, in addition to innovating in the domain (or domains) as well as the computational and computer science aspects of the software, the proposals must also focus on the required processes and services necessary to support the community.

The institutes will provide necessary structures and mechanisms for support, outreach, and workforce development, with a proactive approach to diversity, and will stimulate interaction between all stakeholders through various means including the definition of joint research directions, community standards and models, and collaborative development activities. The institutes will also provide pathways for community involvement, enabling software elements developed within the community to be transitioned to conform to community software frameworks, standards, and processes, and to be made accessible, usable and extendable by the community. Institutes are encouraged to leverage existing infrastructure investments. Where appropriate, engagement with industry and government entities as well as partnering with international efforts are encouraged. Proposals should identify a clear set of near-, mid-, and long-term goals, and should describe how the project will organize itself to accomplish those goals. Finally, and very importantly, proposals should include a model for longer-term sustainability of the institute after NSF-funding has ended.

Preliminary Proposals: Not required

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  Each organization may only submit one S2I2 Conceptualization proposal within the calendar year.

There is no limit on the number of S2I2 Conceptualization proposals per PI, though there is a limit of one S2I2 Conceptualization proposal per institution per calendar year.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT: Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  An individual may not participate on more than one SSE or SSI proposal, or on an SSI proposal that follows an SSE proposal on which the individual is participating.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:  Estimated program budget, number of awards, and average award size/duration are subject to the availability of funds. Up to $5,000,000 is expected to be available for SSE awards, up to $11,000,000 is expected to be available for awards to SSI proposals, and up to $1,500,000 is expected to be available for S2I2 Conceptualization awards, subject to availability of funds.

Note that this full program has three (3) initiatives: 

Scientific Software Elements (SSE): SSE awards target small groups that will create and deploy robust software elements for which there is a demonstrated need that will advance one or more significant areas of science and engineering.

Scientific Software Integration (SSI): SSI awards target larger, interdisciplinary teams organized around the development and application of common software infrastructure aimed at solving common research problems faced by NSF researchers in one or more areas of science and engineering. SSI awards will result in a sustainable community software framework serving a diverse community or communities.

Scientific Software Innovation Institutes (S2I2): S2I2 awards are intended to establish long-term hubs of excellence in software infrastructure and technologies, which will serve a research community of substantial size and disciplinary breadth. S2I2 includes two subclasses of awards: Conceptualization Awards, which are planning awards aimed at organizing an interdisciplinary community and understanding their software requirements and challenges; and ImplementationAwards, which will be made to implement community activities that support software infrastructure, for example, such as those developed by the conceptualization awards. Only Conceptualization proposals will be accepted for this solicitation cycle. However, successful Conceptualization proposals must reflect the quality, commitment, and planning that will be needed to lead to full Implementation awards. Conceptualization proposals submitted to NSF in response to this solicitation must exhibit clear relevance to the overall SI2 program and should be responsive to this solicitation and its review criteria. Proposals that are not relevant or not responsive to the solicitation will not be considered for funding and will be returned without review. Conceptualization proposals must also be in areas not covered by current Conceptualization and Implementation awards. For a list of awards, see Implementation of NSF Software Vision 

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program Name: Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01) (DSR)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-31-2017

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 (DSR): 05-01-2017

Program Information:

PURPOSE: The National Library of Medicine seeks applications for novel informatics and data science approaches that can help individuals gather, manage and use data and information about their personal health. A goal of this program is to advance research and application by patients and the research community through broadly sharing the results via publication, and through open source mechanisms for data or resource sharing.

Preliminary Proposals: Letter of Intent, Although a letter of intent is not required, is not binding and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains allows IC staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review. Due  March 31, 2017

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  One (1)

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Up to $250K direct costs may be requested in any single year. The total project period may not exceed 4 years.

The Office of Grant and Contract Services supports the use of NIH ASSIST.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Tomorrow's Internet Project Office (Building on the Success of the Global Environment for Network Innovations) (TIPOFF)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  03-31-2017

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 (TIPOFF): 05-02-2017

Program Information:

PURPOSE: Working closely with the U.S. academic and industrial computer networking research community, TIPOFF will provide leadership and administrative oversight in developing, deploying and operating innovative mid-scale computing research infrastructure to meet evolving research community needs and align with emerging national priorities.

To initiate this activity, TIPOFF will assume responsibility for the operation and future evolution of the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) platform. TIPOFF will then lead the research community in developing an expanded and enriched experimental platform ("Platform") that leverages the existing GENI infrastructure to support exploration of robust new networking and distributed systems architectures, services and applications. This Platform will serve as a virtual laboratory for research and education, with the goal of advancing understanding of computing and communication systems and sustaining U.S. technology leadership and competitiveness in information technology (IT) and Internet-based services.

Preliminary Proposals: Not required

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  One (1)

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

An individual may appear as PI, Co-PI, Senior Personnel or Consultant on no more than one TIPOFF proposal submitted to this solicitation. In the event that an individual exceeds this limit, the first proposal received within the limits will be accepted based on the earliest date and time of proposal submission (i.e., the first proposal received will be accepted and the remainder will be returned without review). No exceptions will be made.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Cost Sharing Requirements: Inclusion of voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.
  • Indirect Cost (F&A) Limitations: Not Applicable
  • Other Budgetary Limitations: Not Applicable

AWARD INFORMATION:

  • Anticipated Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement
  • Estimated Number of Awards: 1 (one)
  • Anticipated Funding Amount: $10,000,000

 

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Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
Program Name: Minority Health Research and Education Grant Program (MHGP)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  04-07-2017

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 (MHGP): 06-12-2017

Notice of Intent Required

Program Information:

PURPOSE:  MHGP was established to provide funding to eligible institutions of higher education to conduct research and educational projects on public health issues affecting one or more minority populations in Texas.  This specific Request for Applications (RFA) seeks to support eligible public and private institutions of higher education in providing clinical training and practicum experiences to students in health professions education through sustainable academic-clinical partnerships, while also addressing health disparities, particularly those faced by minority populations in areas and communities in Texas. Consistent with the Texas higher education strategic plan, 60x30TX, this RFA aims to increase program completion through expanded enrollment and to facilitate the acquisition of marketable skills that enhance program graduates’ ability to provide healthcare in a manner and context appropriate for the individuals being served. One guiding premise of the RFA is also that exposure to and awareness of issues concerning access to health care and health disparities may positively influence students’ career aspirations in working with underserved populations upon graduation.

Preliminary Proposals:  Notice of Intent (NOI) deadline – May 1, 2017

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  An Eligible Applicant may submit a maximum of one (1) Application

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  The project director is an educator from the primary health professions degree program who is responsible for the implementation and oversight of the proposed project. The person shall be a full-time employee, preferably a faculty member in a tenured or tenure-track position, at the Applicant institution. One additional co-project director may be named from the Applicant institution if the person is similarly qualified and shares responsibilities for the project. If a proposed project director has limited experience with program evaluation, the THECB strongly recommends that two project directors be named: one to design and implement the project and the second to evaluate it.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION: The THECB expects to award approximately five grant awards (Grant Award). Each award will not exceed $400,000 for the Grant Period.  

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Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation (WTGF)
Program Name: Research Grants (RG)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  05-01-2017

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 (RG): 07-06-2017

Program Information:

PURPOSE: The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand junior researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take such risks, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as an emphasis on community and collaboration.

Preliminary Proposals:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1 (1 per major division (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences, Medical School))

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI:  Institutions usually have their own eligibility criteria regarding who can act as Principal Investigator (PI) on a grant. This often excludes graduate students. Graduate students can, however, be listed as Co-Principal Investigators.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

  • Research grants about reducing inequality typically range between $100,000 and $600,000 and cover two to three years of support.
  • Research grants about improving the use of research initiative will range between $100,000 and $1,000,000 and cover two to four years of support. This shift to a million dollar ceiling reflects our renewed commitment to this focus area and our interest in funding bold, large-scale studies to significantly advance the field.
  • Projects involving secondary data analysis are at the lower end of the budget range, whereas projects involving new data collection and sample recruitment can be at the higher end.
  • Proposals to launch experiments in which settings (e.g., classrooms, schools, youth programs) are randomly assigned to conditions sometimes have higher awards.
  • For smaller projects, we have a separate funding mechanism, Officers’ Research grants. These awards cover budgets up to $50,000. Some are stand-alone projects that fit our research focus areas; others build off of larger projects. Junior scholars of color are encouraged to apply for these grants as a way to build their research programs.

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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:  06-26-2017

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): 08-14-2017

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.

ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

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.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (NSF ADVANCE)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  07-19-2017

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 ADVANCE): 09-13-2017

(ADVANCE Adap): 09-13-2017

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

Despite significant increases in the proportion of women pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) doctoral degrees, women are significantly underrepresented as faculty, particularly in upper ranks, and in academic administrative positions, in almost all STEM fields. The problems of recruitment, retention, and advancement that are the causes of this underrepresentation vary by discipline and across groups of women faculty (e.g., by race/ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation, foreign-born and foreign-trained status, and faculty appointment type). The ADVANCE program is designed to foster gender equity through a focus on the identification and elimination of organizational barriers that impede the full participation and advancement of all women faculty in academic institutions. Organizational barriers that inhibit equity may exist in areas such as policy, practice, culture, and organizational climate. For example, practices in academic departments that result in the inequitable allocation of service or teaching assignments may impede research productivity, delay advancement and create a culture of differential treatment and rewards. Policies and procedures that do not mitigate implicit bias in hiring, tenure, and promotion decisions could mean that women and underrepresented minorities are evaluated less favorably, perpetuating their underrepresentation and contributing to a climate that is not inclusive.

The goals of the ADVANCE program are (1) to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM [1] careers; (2) to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity that involve both men and women in the STEM academic workforce; and (3) to contribute to the research knowledge base on gender equity and the intersection of gender and other identities in STEM academic careers. The ADVANCE program contributes to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce because of the focus on equity for STEM academic faculty who are educating, training, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

There are three program tracks. All projects are expected to build on prior ADVANCE work and gender equity research and literature to broaden the implementation of organizational and systemic strategies to foster gender equity in STEM academic careers. All ADVANCE proposals are expected to recognize that gender does not exist in isolation from other characteristics, such as race/ethnicity, disability status, sexual orientation, foreign-born and foreign-trained status, faculty appointment type, etc., and should offer strategies to promote gender equity for all faculty:

  • The Adaptation track supports the adaptation and implementation of evidence-based organizational change strategies, ideally from among those developed and implemented by ADVANCE projects. Adaptation awards may support the adaptation and implementation of proven organizational change strategies within a non-profit two-year or four-year academic institution that has not had an ADVANCE IT award. Adaptation awards may also be made to a STEM organization to implement systemic change strategies focused across all STEM disciplines, several STEM disciplines, or within one STEM discipline.

For all proposals, ADVANCE is interested in supporting a range of non-profit academic institution types including: community colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions, minority-serving institutions (e.g. Tribal Colleges and Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions, Alaska Native Institutions, Predominantly Black Institutions and Non-tribal, Native American Serving Institutions), women's colleges, institutions primarily serving persons with disabilities, and master’s and doctoral level institutions.

ADVANCE does not provide fellowships, research grants, or travel grants to individual students, postdocs, or faculty. Undergraduate STEM opportunities can be found at stemundergrads.science.gov and graduate STEM opportunities at stemgradstudents.science.gov.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

One for IT-Preliminary, Institutional Transformation (IT), or Adaptation. IT and Adaptation: Non-profit academic institutions are allowed to submit one proposal in the competition to either the IT (if invited after the preliminary proposal stage) or the Adaptation track but not both.

One for IT-Preliminary, Institutional Transformation (IT), or Adaptation; no limit for Partnership, ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network, and ADVANCE Longitudinal Evaluation (Partnership, ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network, and ADVANCE Longitudinal Evaluation are open call therefore not requiring for limited submission):

  • IT-PreliminaryNon-profit academic institutions are allowed to submit one preliminary proposal in the competition.
  • IT and Adaptation: Non-profit academic institutions are allowed to submit one proposal in the competition to either the IT (if invited after the preliminary proposal stage) or the Adaptation track but not both.
  • Non-profit, non-academic organizations are allowed to submit one Adaptation proposal in the competition and may also be a partner on Partnership and/or ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network proposals.

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant or Cooperative Agreement

Estimated Number of Awards: 18 to 26

The total number of awards to be made under this solicitation is estimated to be between 18 and 26 over two fiscal years. NSF expects to make: approximately five Institutional Transformation five-year awards up to $3,000,000 for five years; approximately six Adaptation awards up to $1,000,000 for three years; and approximately six Partnership awards up to $1,000,000 for three to five years. In addition, one ADVANCE Resource and Coordination Network award may be made for $1M per year for five years, and up to four ADVANCE Longitudinal Evaluation awards may be made each year of this solicitation.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $22,200,000

Pending availability of funds, NSF anticipates having up to $22,200,000 available over a period of two fiscal years (FY 2017-FY2018) for support of the ADVANCE portfolio. Up to $12,100,000 will be available for the FY2017 competition and approximately $10,100,000 will be available for proposals due under the FY2018 competition.

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

Indirect Costs: Not Applicable

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