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Agency/Sponsor Program Name Pre-proposal Due Date:Pre-proposal Form Sponsor Due Date:
National Institutes of HealthNutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs P30)09-28-2016Pre-proposal Template11-23-2016
National Institutes of HealthAcademic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13) (ACPCS)09-29-2016Pre-proposal Template11-17-2016
National Science FoundationNetwork for Computational Nanotechnology Supporting the Next Phase of NCN Nodes Programs (NCN)10-07-2016Pre-proposal Template12-02-2016
National Institutes of HealthBD2K Research Education Curriculum Development: Data Science Overview for Biomedical Scientists (R25) (DHHS)10-12-2016Pre-proposal Template12-07-2016
National Science FoundationNational Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (NRT)10-14-2016Pre-proposal Template12-09-2016
National Institutes of HealthCenters for HIV/AIDS-Related Structural Biology (P50) (DHHS)11-07-2016Pre-proposal Template01-09-2017
National Science FoundationMajor Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)11-16-2016Pre-proposal Template01-11-2017
National Institutes of HealthAsthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19) (AADCRC)12-12-2016Pre-proposal Template04-03-2017
National Science FoundationNational Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)12-13-2016Pre-proposal Template02-07-2017
National Science FoundationInnovation Corps- National Innovation Network Sites Program (I-Corps Site)12-15-2016Pre-proposal Template02-09-2017
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 Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program Name: Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORCs P30)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-28-2016

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 (NORCs P30): 11-23-2016

LOI due October 23, 2016; Application due date November 23, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from institutions/organizations that propose to establish core centers that are part of an integrated and existing program of nutrition and/or obesity research. The Nutrition Obesity Research Centers (NORC) program is designed to support and enhance the national research effort in nutrition and obesity.  NORCs support three primary research-related activities:  Research Core services, a Pilot and Feasibility (P and F) program, and an Enrichment program.  All activities pursued by Nutrition Obesity Research Centers are designed to enhance the efficiency, productivity, effectiveness and multidisciplinary nature of research in nutrition and obesity.  The NIDDK Nutrition Obesity Research Centers program consists of 12 Centers, each located at outstanding research institutions with documented programs of excellence in nutrition and/or obesity research.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: NIDDK intends to commit $4,500,000 in FY2017 to fund up to 4 awards.  The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 

Application budgets are limited to $750,000 direct costs, but need to reflect actual needs of the proposed Center. It is anticipated that the award budget will be directly correlated to the breadth, quality and relevance to nutrition/obesity and related areas of the research base being served by the Center. Within the direct cost cap, up to $150,000 may be requested for the Pilot and Feasibility program.

Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing

Indirect Costs: N/A

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program Name: Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13) (ACPCS)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  09-29-2016

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 (ACPCS): 11-17-2016

by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors

Program Information:

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 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 may 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.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1 - normally identified by having a unique DUNS number of NIH IPF number is allowed

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Applicants may request direct costs of up to $30,000 per year. Facilities & Administrative (F&A) costs are not allowed.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 3 years.

Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing

Indirect Costs: N/A

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Network for Computational Nanotechnology Supporting the Next Phase of NCN Nodes Programs (NCN)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-07-2016

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 (NCN): 12-02-2016

due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time; LOI (required) due November 3, 2016

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

    The goals of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) are to: 1) accelerate the transformation of nanoscience to nanotechnology through the integration of simulation with experimentation; 2) engage an ever-larger and more diverse cyber community sharing novel, high-quality nanoscale computation and simulation research and educational resources; 3) develop open-access, open-source software to stimulate data sharing; and 4) inspire and educate the next-generation workforce. The NCN consists of a stand-alone Cyber Platform, which provides computation, simulation, and education services to over 330,000 researchers, educators, students, and industry members of the nanoscience and engineering community annually worldwide; and Nodes, which develop compelling new computational and simulation tools to disseminate through Cyber Platform (nanoHUB.org) and cultivate communities of users in emerging areas of nanoscale science and engineering. For more information on NCN, please see http://nanohub.org/about#funding .

    This solicitation will support the next phase of NCN Nodes Programs. Current awards for existing NCN Nodes expire in September 2017. Those who submit proposals in response to this solicitation will need to address the following questions:

        What compelling new nanoscience modeling and computational tool(s) will be developed and how will it advance nanotechnology to meet critical national needs?

        What will the Node undertake to nucleate a community of academic and industry users engaged in the new tool(s) and increase quality and quantity of nanoHUB tools, resources, and usage?

        How will the Node interact productively with the Cyber Platform and other Nodes to augment existing capabilities and ensure seamless and complementary advancement of the NCN’s goals?

    Content areas of the three new Nodes will be:

    Engineered nanoBIO - Create integrated computational tools that support new understanding and simulation of biological phenomena from the nanoscale across length scales for the design of devices and systems;

    Hierarchical nanoMFG - Computation and simulation software to address the challenges of hierarchical nanomanufacturing processes from nanoscale components to devices and systems, and their scale up;

    Nano-Engineered Electronic Device and Module Application Node (NEEDMA) - Develop computation and simulation tools that can be employed for turning nanoscale science and engineering into applications through the discovery and development of nanoelectronic-based devices and modules with impact on circuit and systems responding to grand challenges.

    Proposals will be accepted only for the above Node content areas. A proposal for another Node content area will be returned without review.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 3

    A university may submit only one proposal per Node content area in this solicitation. Therefore, one university might submit up to three separate Node proposals, but only one to each Node content area.

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

    An investigator may serve as PI or co-PI on only one Node proposal.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Anticipated Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement

Estimated Number of Awards: 3

Three Node awards

Anticipated Funding Amount: $2,500,000

This support is provided by the NSF Directorate for Engineering (ENG) and the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE). The individual new Nodes will be funded at up to $800,000 each per year for up to five years, pending quality of the Node activities and availability of funds. The Node awards are not renewable.

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

Indirect Costs: Not Applicable

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program Name: BD2K Research Education Curriculum Development: Data Science Overview for Biomedical Scientists (R25) (DHHS)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-12-2016

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 (DHHS): 12-07-2016

by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH.  The over-arching goal of this BD2K  R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.   

To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on     Curriculum or Methods Development  in Big Data Science to augment current institutional curricula for the training of predoctoral level biomedical scientists and provide concentrated instruction in the tools, approaches and quantitative analysis concepts in data science. To facilitate the integration of data science into biomedical curricula nationally, this FOA seeks to support a cohort of institutions that will work collaboratively and collectively to produce curricular materials that are findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR).

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:            

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: All PD(s)/PI(s) must have an eRA Commons account.  PD(s)/PI(s) should work with their organizational officials to either create a new account or to affiliate their existing account with the applicant organization in eRA Commons. If the PD/PI is also the organizational Signing Official, they must have two distinct eRA Commons accounts, one for each role. Obtaining an eRA Commons account can take up to 2 weeks.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: NIH intends to fund an estimate of 4-5 awards per year, corresponding to a total of $500,000 per year, for fiscal years 2017 and 2018. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.

Applications that request costs for curriculum development may request up to $100,000 per year direct costs; Applications proposing to serve as the lead to coordinate the program may request an additional $50,000, for a total of $150,000 per year direct costs.

The maximum project period is 3 years.

Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing

Indirect Costs: N/A

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program (NRT)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  10-14-2016

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 (NRT): 12-09-2016

due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time - Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local time): February 07, 2017 Applies to both tracks

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program includes two tracks: the Traineeship Track and the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track.

The Traineeship Track is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. For FY2016, there are four priority areas: (1) Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE), (2) Understanding the Brain (UtB), (3) Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS), and (4) any other interdisciplinary research theme of national priority. The priority research areas for the FY2017 competition will be (1) UtB, (2) INFEWS, and (3) any other interdisciplinary research theme of national priority.

The IGE Track focuses on test-bed projects aimed at piloting, testing, and validating innovative and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education. IGE projects are intended to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. While the Traineeship Track promotes building on the current knowledge base to develop comprehensive programs to effectively train STEM graduate students, the IGE Track supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches.

The NRT program addresses both workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. For both tracks, strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic partners are encouraged.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 4

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2 for the Traineeship Track, 2 for the Innovations in Graduate Education Track

An eligible organization may participate in two Traineeship Track proposals and two Innovations in Graduate Education Track proposals per competition. Participation includes serving as a lead organization on a non-collaborative proposal or as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on a collaborative proposal. Organizations participating solely as evaluators on projects are excluded from this limitation.

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

An individual may serve as Lead Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted to the NRT program per annual competition.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: NRT Traineeship Track Awards (14-15 anticipated; FY 2016) are expected to be up to five (5) years in duration with a total budget up to $3,000,000.

NRT IGE Track Awards (14-20 anticipated; FY 2016) are expected to be up to three (3) years in duration with a total budget between $300,000 and $500,000.

The estimated number of awards and the anticipated funding amount listed above are for FY 2016. The number of awards and funding level in FY 2017 are anticipated to be similar to FY 2016. Funding amounts are pending availability of FY 2016 and 2017 funds.

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

Indirect Costs: Not Applicable

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program Name: Centers for HIV/AIDS-Related Structural Biology (P50) (DHHS)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-07-2016

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 (DHHS): 01-09-2017

by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization; LOI due December 9, 2016

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences invites applications for Centers that will support structure and functional characterization of macromolecular complexes among and between components of the human immunodeficiency virus and components of host cells.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: All PD(s)/PI(s) must have an eRA Commons account.  PD(s)/PI(s) should work with their organizational officials to either create a new account or to affiliate their existing account with the applicant organization in eRA Commons.If the PD/PI is also the organizational Signing Official, they must have two distinct eRA Commons accounts, one for each role. Obtaining an eRA Commons account can take up to 2 weeks.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information:Application budgets are limited for direct costs including equipment and Collaborative Development Program funds up to 3.2 million dollars per year.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period.  The maximum project period is 5 years.

Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing

Indirect Costs: N/A

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  11-16-2016

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 (MRI): 01-11-2017

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

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI) serves to increase access to shared scientific and engineering instruments for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education, not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. The program provides organizations with opportunities to acquire major instrumentation that supports the research and research training goals of the organization and that may be used by other researchers regionally or nationally.

Each MRI proposal may request support for the acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single research instrument for shared inter- and/or intra-organizational use. Development efforts that leverage the strengths of private sector partners to build instrument development capacity at MRI submission-eligible organizations are encouraged.

The MRI program assists with the acquisition or development of a shared research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs. The program does not fund research projects or provide ongoing support for operating or maintaining facilities or centers.

The instrument acquired or developed is expected to be operational for regular research use by the end of the award period. For the purposes of the MRI program, a proposal must be for either acquisition (Track 1) or development (Track 2) of a single, well-integrated instrument. The MRI program does not support the acquisition or development of a suite of instruments to outfit research laboratories or facilities, or that can be used to conduct independent research activities simultaneously.

Instrument acquisition or development proposals that request funds from NSF in the range $100,000-$4 million may be accepted from any MRI-eligible organization. Proposals that request funds from NSF less than $100,000 may also be accepted from any MRI-eligible organization for the disciplines of mathematics or social, behavioral and economic sciences and from non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education for all NSF-supported disciplines.

Cost-sharing of precisely 30% of the total project cost is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and for non-degree-granting organizations. Non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are exempt from cost-sharing and cannot include it. National Science Board policy is that voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: Three (3) as described below. Potential PIs are advised to contact their institutional office of research regarding processes used to select proposals for submission.

If three proposals are submitted, at least one of the proposals must be for instrument development (i.e., no more than two proposals may be for instrument acquisition).

To ensure a balanced instrumentation award portfolio at diverse organizations, across varied research topics, and in support of a broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce across the entire Nation, the MRI program requires that an MRI-eligible organization may, as a performing organization, submit or be included as a significantly funded 1 subawardee in no more than three MRI proposals. To promote instrumentation development, the program requires that if an organization submits or is included as a significantly funded 1 subawardee in three MRI proposals, at least one of the three proposals must be for (Track 2) instrument development.

NSF reserves the right to carefully examine development (Track 2) proposals to ensure that they meet the requirements for this proposal type (see Section II). If a proposal submitted as development is deemed to be an acquisition proposal either before or during the review, the proposal is subject to return without review or decline.

1An unfunded collaboration does not count against the submission limit. Inclusion as a funded subawardee on a development (Track 2) proposal at a level in excess of 20% of the total budget requested from NSF, or as a funded subawardee on any acquisition (Track 1) proposal, will be counted against an organization's proposal submission limit. Separately submitted linked collaborative proposals of either type (Track 1 or Track 2) count against the submission limit of each of the submitting organizations. However, if a subaward to an organization in a development (Track 2) proposal is 20% or less of the proposal's total budget request from NSF, the subawardee's submission limit will not be affected. For subawards within a linked collaborative proposal, the 20% threshold applies to the budget request from NSF in the proposal containing the subaward(s), not to the combined budget request from NSF for the collaborative project.

Note: The 30% cost-sharing requirement applies to only the portion of the total project cost budgeted to non-exempt organizations, including those participating through subawards. When required, cost-sharing must be precisely 30%. Cost sharing is required for Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education and for non-degree-granting organizations. Non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education are exempt from cost-sharing and cannot provide it. National Science Board policy is that voluntary committed cost sharing is prohibited. See section V.B. for specific information on cost-sharing calculations and the solicitation text for definitions of organizational types used for the MRI program.

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Proposals submitted in response to this program solicitation will be competing for about $75 million, depending on availability of funds and quality of proposals.

Proposals that request funds from NSF in the range $100,000-$4 million will be accepted from all eligible organizations. Proposals that request funds from NSF less than $100,000 will also be accepted from all eligible organizations for the disciplines of mathematics or social, behavioral and economic sciences and from non-Ph.D.-granting institutions of higher education for all NSF-supported disciplines.

Proposers may request an award period up to three years for acquisition proposals and up to five years for development proposals. The anticipated earliest starting date is August 01 in the year of the proposal's submission.

Cost Sharing: Cost Sharing is required

Indirect Costs: Not Applicable

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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Program Name: Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (U19) (AADCRC)

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

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 (AADCRC): 04-03-2017

by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization; LOI due March 3, 2017

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications from single institutions or consortia of institutions to participate in the Asthma and Allergic Diseases Cooperative Research Centers (AADCRC) program. The program will support centers that integrate clinical and basic research to conduct studies on the mechanisms underlying the onset and progression of diseases of interest, including asthma, rhinitis (allergic and non-allergic), chronic rhinosinusitis, atopic dermatitis, food allergy, and drug allergy. The overarching goal of the program is to improve the understanding of the pathogenesis of these conditions and to provide a rational foundation for new, effective treatments and prevention strategies.  

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: All PD(s)/PI(s) must have an eRA Commons account.  PD(s)/PI(s) should work with their organizational officials to either create a new account or to affiliate their existing account with the applicant organization in eRA Commons.If the PD/PI is also the organizational Signing Official, they must have two distinct eRA Commons accounts, one for each role. Obtaining an eRA Commons account can take up to 2 weeks.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Cooperative Agreement: A support mechanism used when there will be substantial Federal scientific or programmatic involvement. Substantial involvement means that, after award, NIH scientific or program staff will assist, guide, coordinate, or participate in project activities. See Section VI.2 for additional information about the substantial involvement for this FOA. 

NIAID intends to commit $7,253,000 in FY 2018 to fund 4 - 5 awards.

Application budgets are limited to $900,000 in direct cost per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.

Cost Sharing: This FOA does not require cost sharing

Indirect Costs: N/A          

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program (NRT)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  12-13-2016

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 (NRT): 02-07-2017

due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time; LOI (required) due December 9, 2016

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

    The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program is designed to encourage the development and implementation of bold, new, and potentially transformative models for STEM graduate education training. The NRT program seeks proposals that ensure that graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The NRT program includes two tracks: the Traineeship Track and the Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) Track.

    The Traineeship Track is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary research areas, through the use of a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. For FY2016, there are four priority areas: (1) Data-Enabled Science and Engineering (DESE), (2) Understanding the Brain (UtB), (3) Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems (INFEWS), and (4) any other interdisciplinary research theme of national priority. The priority research areas for the FY2017 competition will be (1) UtB, (2) INFEWS, and (3) any other interdisciplinary research theme of national priority.

    The IGE Track focuses on test-bed projects aimed at piloting, testing, and validating innovative and potentially transformative approaches to graduate education. IGE projects are intended to generate the knowledge required for their customization, implementation, and broader adoption. While the Traineeship Track promotes building on the current knowledge base to develop comprehensive programs to effectively train STEM graduate students, the IGE Track supports testing of novel models or activities with high potential to enrich and extend the knowledge base on effective graduate education approaches.

    The NRT program addresses both workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. For both tracks, strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic partners are encouraged.

 ORGANIZATION LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 4 - Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 2 for the Traineeship Track, 2 for the Innovations in Graduate Education Track

An eligible organization may participate in two Traineeship Track proposals and two Innovations in Graduate Education Track proposals per competition. Participation includes serving as a lead organization on a non-collaborative proposal or as a lead organization, non-lead organization, or subawardee on a collaborative proposal. Organizations participating solely as evaluators on projects are excluded from this limitation.

Limit on Number of Proposals per PI or Co-PI: 1 - An individual may serve as Lead Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on only one proposal submitted to the NRT program per annual competition.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information: Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 28 to 35

Estimated number of awards are for FY 2016. The number of awards and funding level in FY 2017 are anticipated to be similar to FY 2016. Funding amounts are pending availability of FY 2016 and 2017 funds.

Anticipated Funding Amount: $51,680,000

NRT Traineeship Track Awards (14-15 anticipated; FY 2016) are expected to be up to five (5) years in duration with a total budget up to $3,000,000.

NRT IGE Track Awards (14-20 anticipated; FY 2016) are expected to be up to three (3) years in duration with a total budget between $300,000 and $500,000.

The estimated number of awards and the anticipated funding amount listed above are for FY 2016. The number of awards and funding level in FY 2017 are anticipated to be similar to FY 2016. Funding amounts are pending availability of FY 2016 and 2017 funds.

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

Indirect Costs: Not Applicable

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

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 (I-Corps Site): 02-09-2017

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

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.
  • Develop formal, active, local innovation ecosystems that contribute to a larger, national network of mentors, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors. Networking is an essential component of all of NSF's I-Corps activities – local and national networking activities help advance the goals of I-Corps and contribute to local and national ecosystems for innovation.

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 LIMIT:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

General Award Information:

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

Indirect Costs: N/A

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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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