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Agency/Sponsor Program Name Pre-proposal Due Date:Pre-proposal Form Sponsor Due Date:
National Aeronautics And Space AdministrationMinority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO)12-05-2014Pre-proposal Template01-30-2015
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
Oak Ridge Associated UniversitiesORAU Event Sponsorship Programs - University Partnerships Office (ORAU)01-09-2015Pre-proposal Template03-01-2015
National Science FoundationInnovation Corps Sites Program (I-Corps Site)01-09-2015Pre-proposal Template06-09-2015
National Science FoundationInnovation Corps - Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node) (I-CORPS NODE)02-06-2015Pre-proposal Template04-17-2015
Oak Ridge Associated UniversitiesORAU Faculty Travel Grants Program (ORAU)07-17-2015Pre-proposal Template09-01-2015


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


Sponsor: National Aeronautics And Space Administration (NASA)
Program Name: Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO)

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 (MIRO): 01-30-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The mission of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Education is to advance high quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education across the United States. To maximize these efforts, NASA has consolidated its education activities into the Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP). MUREP supports training and development of students and faculty in STEM at targeted colleges and universities, and provides opportunities for research and education that attract and prepare increasing numbers of students for STEM careers. As an integral part of this mission, the MUREP Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO), previously University Research Centers (URC) is being established to strengthen and develop the research capacity and infrastructure of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in areas of strategic importance and value to NASA’s mission and national priorities. Overall, MIRO awards aim to promote STEM literacy and to enhance and sustain the capability of institutions to perform NASA-related research and education, which directly supports NASA’s four Mission Directorates – Aeronautics Research, Human Exploration and Space Operations, Science, and Space Technology.  Please refer to Appendix H of the announcement for agency specific goals and objectives.  In order to achieve maximum impact and success of MIRO Centers and Institutions awarded, proposals should focus on one or more of the agency goals and objectives. In addition, all proposed activities must address the requirements outlined in the appendix and in the broader EONS announcement.  Although a broad range of partnerships, teams, and collaborations are encouraged, at a minimum the proposal must include each of the following:

● At least one four-year institution of higher education (in addition to the proposing Institution); and

● At least one NASA Center.  Partnerships, teams, or collaborations with two-year institutions of higher education are strongly encouraged.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  one (1).  In addition, the Principal Investigators must meet all of the following criteria at the time that the proposal is submitted:

1. Must be a tenure or tenure-track faculty member of the lead institution if a tenure system is established. Eligible four-year Institutions that do not have a tenure track will be required to submit a letter of commitment to comply with guidance provided under section H.6.2 Summary of MIRO Grantee Responsibilities, which states that any proposed change to the Principal Investigator under the agreement is subject to NASA approval;

2. Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in an engineering, computer science, technology, mathematics, or science discipline relevant to NASA’s research needs.

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Recipients of awards under this FY 2014 solicitation will be designated as NASA MIRO Group 6. Successful proposals for Group 6 will be funded as multi-year cooperative agreements. Funding for each MIRO may not exceed $1,000,000/per year for five (5) years.  Additional budget restriction apply, see full appendix for complete details.

Cost Sharing:  proposals that leverage funding through partnerships and other resources outside of NASA are required.  Specifically, proposers must demonstrate significant teams/collaborations with other institutions including members of the Space Grant Consortia, Community Colleges, Tribal Colleges, industry, non-profits, and/or other entities. The proposer should demonstrate how the proposed teams/collaborations will increase student access to research opportunities; achieve NASA goals and objectives; leverage significant sources of additional funding; and/or to obtain essential services that are not available at the proposer’s home institution. Teams/collaborations must be coordinated in advance and described in detail in the proposal.

Indirect Costs:  no restrictions apply.

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

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

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

Sponsor Deadline (ORAU): 03-01-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

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

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

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

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

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000

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

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

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

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

5pm CST

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society.

In order to contribute to a national innovation ecosystem, NSF established the NSF Innovation Corps Sites Program (NSF I-Corps Sites). Sites are funded at academic institutions, having already existing innovation or entrepreneurial units, to enable them to:

  • Nurture students and/or faculty who are engaged in projects having the potential to be transitioned into the marketplace. I-Corps Sites will provide infrastructure, advice, resources, networking opportunities, training and modest funding to enable groups to transition their work into the marketplace or into becoming I-Corps Team applicants (see NSF Innovation Corps Program, NSF 12-602).
  • Develop formal, active, local innovation ecosystems that contribute to a larger, national network of mentors, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors.

The purpose of an I-Corps Site is to nurture and support multiple, local teams to transition their ideas, devices, processes or other intellectual activities into the marketplace.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Anticipated Funding Amount: $1,500,000

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Program Name: Innovation Corps - Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node) (I-CORPS NODE)

Internal Competition will be held.  Download Pre-Proposal Form
Internal Competition Deadline:  02-06-2015

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

Sponsor Deadline (I-CORPS NODE): 04-17-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) seeks to develop and nurture a national innovation ecosystem that builds upon fundamental research to guide the output of scientific discoveries closer to the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society.

The National Science Foundation plans to build upon the I-Corps program and establish a National Innovation Network comprised of I-Corps Regional Nodes that will support the needs for innovation research and education. NSF is seeking to build a network of regional nodes that will work cooperatively to establish, utilize and sustain a national innovation ecosystem that further enhances the development of technologies, products and processes that benefit society. The interconnected nodes of this network may be diverse in research areas, resources, tools, programs, capabilities, and in geographic locations - while the network will have the flexibility to grow or reconfigure as needs arise. I-Corps Regional Nodes will foster understanding on how to: 1) identify, develop and support promising ideas that can generate value, 2) create and implement tools and resources that enhance our nation's innovation capacity, 3) gather, analyze, evaluate and utilize the data and insight resulting from the experiences of those participating in the I-Corps program and 4) share and leverage effective innovation practices on a national scale - to improve the quality of life for the U.S. citizenry.

The PI must be an academic Administrative Lead at the level of Dean or higher.

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:  1

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

Funding for the Innovation Corps Regional Node Program is limited to a maximum of $1.25 million per year for a three-institution team; $750,000 per year for two-institution teams and $350,000 per year for single institution applicants. The award duration will not exceed three years.  The budget should include funds for Principal Investigator (PI) travel to one I-Corps Node meeting per year.

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

Indirect Costs:  No applicable restrictions.

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

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

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

Sponsor Deadline (ORAU): 09-01-2015

Program Information:

PURPOSE:

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

Criteria for decisions to award travel grants include:

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

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

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

ORGANIZATION LIMITS:

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

BUDGETARY INFORMATION:

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

Anticipated Funding Amount: $800

Indirect cost: not allowed.

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