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Government agencies as well as private foundations and corporate sponsors sometimes choose to limit the number of submissions per institution for specific awards. When this is the case, limited submission competitions at Oklahoma State University are conducted internally by the Office of University Research Services. Below is a listing of several major recurring awards for which we have held internal limited submission competitions in the past, including synopses of the awards, URLs for more information, and both the internal and agency deadlines. Please consult the internal deadlines listed below for specific dates by which intent to submit is due to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

 

The internal deadlines posted below for intent to submit are typically two months prior to the agency deadlines. An intent to submit is an informal notification by e-mail and should simply state that the PI intends to submit a proposal for the particular award. After the internal deadline has passed, it is clear whether an internal competition is needed based on the amount of internal interest, and the PI will be notified accordingly. Specific instructions concerning the internal competition will be communicated at that point. Applicants are typically asked to provide a two-page project summary, CV, and budget by e-mail, which are then reviewed and ranked by a committee.

 

Since the below list is not comprehensive, PIs should contact their college research offices when applying for an award not listed on this page that limits submissions per institution. College research offices will be able to advise you concerning specific steps necessary to proceed in applying for the award in question.

 

NOTE: For the purposes of internal competitions, the OSU branch campuses (Center for Health Sciences, Oklahoma City, and Okmulgee) are considered separate units unless otherwise indicated by the granting agency. OSU Tulsa, because of the relationship its faculty has to the Stillwater campus, will not be considered a a separate unit.

 

Program name

E-mail Intent to Submit Due Date

Sponsor Due Date

Partners of the Americas-100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative - RFP #3 March 14, 2014 April 1, 2014

NSF Innovation Corps Regional Node Program (I-Corps Node) - NSF 12-586

 

February 5, 2014 April 18, 2014

FEMA Fire Protection and Safety Grants

 

January 2015
January 2015

ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

 

November 2014 January 2015

NSF MRI - NSF 13-517

 

October 2014
January 2015

NSF Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS)- NSF 14-506

 

November 2014
January 2015

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5) - RFA-RM-13-009

 

October 2014

January 2015

Oklahoma Arts Council (OAC) Major Grant Support

 

December 2014

February 2015

NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP-Transformation) – NSF 14-505

 

November 2014 February 2015
USDA NIFA Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR)

January 2015
February 2015

Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office for the Division of Earth Sciences (CSDCO) - NSF 13-514

January 2015
February 2015

Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) - NSF 11-514

 

December 2014 March 2015

EPA/NSF Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis (NSMDS)  - NSF 13-523

January 2015
March 2015

EPA/NSF Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle (NCCLCs) - NSF 13-524

January 2015
March 2015

USDA Center for Collaborative Research on WIC Nutrition Education Innovations at the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine Small Grants Research Program

January 2015
March 2015
George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Operations FY 2015-FY 2019 (NEES2 Ops) - NSF 13-537

February 2014
March 201

Department of State Bureau of ECA Professional Fellows Program

 

March 2014
March 2014
Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NG NNIN) – NSF 13-521

February 2014
April 2014
High Performance System Acquisition: Building a More Inclusive Computing Environment for Science and Engineering – NSF 13-528

February 2014
April 2014
A National Repository for Geological Cores Collected in the Polar Regions- NSF 13-532

February 2014
April 2014

Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) Program - NSF 13-541

 

April 2014
May 2014

Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) – NSF 12-544

 

May 2014
June 2014

Dept. of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2013

 

May 2014
June 2014

NSF Widening Implementation & Demonstration of Evidence Based Reforms (WIDER) - NSF 13-552


May 2014
July 2014
Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) - NSF 13-557

May 2014
July 2014

USDA Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program

July 2014
July 2014
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) - NSF 12-529

July 2014
August 2014

MRSEC: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers - NSF 13-556

 

June 2014
August 2014

NSF Critical Zone Observatory National Office (CZO-NO)

 

August 2014
September 2014

NEH Summer Stipends

 

July 2014
September 2014

Google RISE Awards

 

August 2014
September 2014

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) - NSF 12-584

 

August 2014
October 2014

Management and Operation of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) - NSF 13-582

 

August 2014
October 2014

NIH Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13) - PAR-12-102

 

September 2014
October 2014
NSF Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC) - NSF 13-587

October 2014
November 2014
2014 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists September 2014
November 2014

NSF Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) - NSF 11-550

 

October 2014
December 2014

 

 

Fiscal Year 2013 Assistance to Firefighters  Grant Program Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency¹s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate is responsible for the implementation and administration of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The purpose of the AFG Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The Grant Programs Directorate administers the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grants as part of the AFG Program. FP&S grants are offered to support projects in two activities: 1. Activities designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate the incidence of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards (³Fire Prevention and Safety Activity²) 2. Projects aimed at improving firefighter safety, health and wellness through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries (³Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity²).

 

URL for More Information: http://www.fema.gov/fire-prevention-safety-grants

 

Limit on Submissions: Applicants may submit only one FP&S grant application per FP&S application period. However, an applicant may request financial assistance for as many as three projects.

 

Internal Deadline: To be considered for nomination to this program, please respond with an e-mailed statement of intent to submit to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by January 10, 2014.

 

Agency Application Period: Expected January 2014 Opening

 

 

 


 

ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards
The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities.

This award can include funds for faculty summer salary, graduate student salary, travel, equipment, or other assistance relevant to the faculty member’s research. ORAU does not allow overhead charges or indirect costs on the award from ORAU or the university match.

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

Eligibility: 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.

URL for More Information: http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/faculty-student-programs/powe/default.aspx

Limit on Submissions: Each ORAU member councilor may submit up to two applications each year.

Internal Deadline: Please respond by e-mail with intents to submit to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by November 13, 2013

Agency Deadline: January 10, 2014

 


 

NSF Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program – NSF 13-517

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, and not-for-profit museums, science centers and scientific/engineering research organizations. This program especially seeks to improve the quality and expand the scope of research and research training in science and engineering, by supporting proposals for shared instrumentation that fosters the integration of research and education in research-intensive learning environments. 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.

 

To accomplish the program's goals, 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 instrument 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 instrument or for equipment that, when combined, serves as an integrated research instrument (in contrast to requests for multiple instruments that enable research in a common or focused research domain, which MRI does not support). The MRI program does not support the acquisition or development of a suite of instruments to outfit research laboratories/facilities or that will 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.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: Three (3) as described below.

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).


Cost-Sharing Requirements: 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.

 

URL for More Information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13517/nsf13517.htm


Internal Deadline:
Statement of intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by October 1, 2013. Please reference whether you intend to submit an acquisition or development proposal at this time.  Following the October 1, 2013 intent to submit deadline, those who have responded will be notified regarding whether an internal competition will be necessary.


Agency Deadline: January 23, 2014

 

 

 


 

Faculty Development in the Space Sciences (FDSS)


The Geospace Section of the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, to ensure the health and vitality of solar and space sciences on university teaching faculties, is pleased to offer awards for the creation of new tenure-track faculty positions within the intellectual disciplines which comprise the space sciences. The aim of these awards is to integrate research topics in solar and space physics into basic physics, astronomy, electrical engineering, geoscience, meteorology, computer science, and applied mathematics programs, and to develop space physics graduate programs capable of training the next generation of leaders in this field. Space Science is interdisciplinary in nature and the Faculty Development in the Space Sciences awardees will be expected to establish partnerships within the university community.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: Institutions may submit only one proposal in response to this solicitation.

 

URL for More Information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14506/nsf14506.htm


Internal Deadline:
An email stating the PIs intent to submit a proposal for this program must be sent to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by November 15, 2013.


Agency Deadline: January 27, 2014

 

 


 

 

NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5) - RFA-RM-13-009


The NIH Director's Early Independence Awards initiative is funded through the NIH Common Fund, which supports cross-cutting programs that are expected to have exceptionally high impact. All Common Fund initiatives invite investigators to develop bold, innovative, and often risky approaches to address problems that may seem intractable or to seize new opportunities that offer the potential for rapid progress.


The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards provide an opportunity for exceptional junior scientists to accelerate their entry into an independent research career by forgoing the traditional post-doctoral training period. Though most newly graduated doctoral-level researchers would benefit by post-doctoral training, a small number of outstanding junior investigators would benefit instead by launching directly into an independent research career. For these select investigators, who have established a record of scientific innovation and research productivity and who have demonstrated unusual leadership, drive, and maturity, post-doctoral training would unnecessarily delay their entry into performing independent research. The NIH Director’s Early Independence Awards also provide an opportunity for institutions to invigorate their research programs by bringing in the fresh perspectives of the awardees that they host.


Limit on Number of Proposal per Organization: Each institution (as defined by having a unique DUNS identifier) may submit only up to two applications.

URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-13-009.html

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by October 14, 2013

Agency Deadline: January 31, 2014 (Optional LOIs due by December 31, 2013)

 


 

Oklahoma Arts Council Major Grant Support
The Oklahoma Arts Council awards grants for Major Grant Support to maintain or strengthen arts programs provided to the public including outreach to underserved populations. The Major Grant Support category provides matching funds for an organization's arts related projects for the year. First time applicants are ineligible to apply in this category and should contact the Oklahoma Arts Council's Grants Office at (405) 521-2931 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Only applicants that have an established (within the last two fiscal years) funding history with the Oklahoma Arts Council are eligible. Each grant application may include up to five separate projects.

Requested Amount per project is limited to deficit between the project's total expenses minus the project's total income and cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the project. Requested amounts must have at least 1:1 cash match.

URL: http://www.arts.ok.gov/Grants.html

Limited on Submissions: OSU is eligible to apply for one Major Grant Support Grant per year, and the application can contain up to 5 separate projects.

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by November 26, 2012

Agency Deadline: February 1, 2013*

*Please note the OAC will review and comment on any draft proposals received in their office by December 1, 2012.  We encourage you to take advantage of this service.

 

 


 

NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP-Transformation) – NSF 14-505


AGEP is committed to the national goal of increasing the numbers of underrepresented minorities (URMs), including those with disabilities, entering and completing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate education and postdoctoral training to levels representative of the available pool. URMs include African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. Increased URM participation in advanced STEM education and training is critical for supporting the development of a diverse professional STEM workforce especially a diverse STEM faculty who serve as the intellectual, professional, personal, and organizational role models that shape the expectations of future scientists and engineers. To achieve this long term goal, the AGEP program will support the development, implementation, study, and dissemination of innovative models and standards of graduate education and postdoctoral training that are designed to improve URM participation, preparation, and success.

 

AGEP projects must focus on URM U.S. citizens in STEM graduate education, and/or postdoctoral training, and their preparation for academic STEM careers at all types of institutions of higher education. STEM professional development more broadly may be included in projects with a strong and compelling argument. AGEP is interested in proposals that include any or all STEM fields supported by NSF including the social, behavioral and economic sciences, and multi-, cross-, or inter-disciplinary STEM fields.

 

  • AGEP-Transformation - Strategic alliances of institutions and organizations to develop, implement, and study innovative evidence-based models and standards for STEM graduate education, postdoctoral training, and academic STEM career preparation that eliminate or mitigate negative factors and promote positive practices for URMs.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: AGEP-Transformation - An institution or organization may serve as the lead on one AGEP-Transformation collaborative proposal. An institution or organization may be a partner in multiple AGEP-Transformation projects; however the projects must be distinct and not overlap or have similar activities or education research components. Each AGEP-Transformation alliance partner must simultaneously submit proposals as part of one collaborative proposal. (See Chapter II, Section D.4.b for guidance in the preparation of collaborative proposals submitted as separate submissions from multiple organizations.) Institutions and organizations involved in AGEP-Transformation projects may also participate in AGEP-KAT and AGEP-BPR projects.

 

URL for More Information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14505/nsf14505.htm


Internal Deadline:
An email stating the PIs intent to submit a proposal for this program must be sent to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by November 27, 2013.


Agency Deadline: February 5, 2014

 

 


 

 

USDA NIFA Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR)


The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA announces the Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) funding program to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families supported by the Cooperative Extension System. The CYFAR program mission is to marshal resources of the Land-Grant and Cooperative Extension Systems to develop and deliver educational programs that equip limited resource families and youth who are at-risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, contributing lives.

 

URL for More Information: http://www.csrees.usda.gov/fo/childrenyouthfamiliessustainablecommunityprojects.cfm

 

Limit on Submissions: Only one application per land-grant institution will be accepted.

 

Internal Deadline: Please respond by e-mail with intents to submit to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by January 11, 2013

 

Agency Due Date: February 20, 2013

 

 


 

 

Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office for the Division of Earth Sciences (CSDCO) - NSF 13-514

The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) requests proposals from interested groups to support current and future continental scientific drilling activities. We request proposals for the establishment of a Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office(CSDCO) that will help coordinate planning for continental scientific drilling projects, in collaboration with the Earth science community, and will have the capability to supply continental scientific drilling support and expertise for NSF-funded research.

 

URL for More Information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13514/nsf13514.htm

 

Limit on Submissions: One proposal per Organization is allowed.

 

Internal Deadline: Please respond by e-mail with intents to submit to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by January 18, 2013

 

Agency Due Date: February 22, 2013

 

 


 

Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) - NSF 11-514

The Ethics Education in Science and Engineering (EESE) program funds research and educational projects that improve ethics education in all fields of science and engineering that NSF supports, with priority consideration given to interdisciplinary, inter-institutional, and international contexts. Although the primary focus is on improving ethics education for graduate students in NSF-funded fields, the proposed programs may benefit advanced undergraduates as well.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: An eligible organization, as defined above, may submit only one proposal as the lead organization. Organizations submitting more than one proposal as the lead organization will be notified and given one week from notification to select one proposal for consideration. If one is not selected in that time period, all of those proposals will be returned without review. There is no limit on the number of proposals under which an organization may be included as a non-lead collaborator or sub-awardee.


URL: http://nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11514/nsf11514.htm


Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by December 17, 2012


Agency Deadline: March 1, 2013

 


 

 

EPA/NSF Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis (NSMDS)  - NSF 13-523

This solicitation is jointly sponsored between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Divisions of Chemistry and Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) to encourage synergistic research activities and to enhance cooperation among the chemical sciences, materials research, geosciences, engineering, and biomedical and public health communities. The agencies jointly issue the solicitation, but will separately fund awards for Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis (NSMDS).

 

Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis are groups of two or more researchers working in trans-disciplinary fields to promote the development of safe and sustainable chemicals as well as safe and sustainable synthetic procedures. For this solicitation, "chemicals" refers broadly to any and all materials, inorganic and organic compounds, and individual chemicals or mixtures of chemicals (e.g., endocrine disruptors, chlorofluorocarbons, transition metal-based catalysts, macromolecules, and nanomaterials). Advances resulting from these Networks are expected to result in chemicals that are safer and more sustainable throughout their life cycle and thus, the replacement of rare, toxic, and expensive chemicals with earth abundant, benign, and renewable alternatives is anticipated. The Networks will facilitate safe design strategies, processes, and pathways (including catalytic pathways) that consume less fresh water, generate less waste, and use less energy than current practice. These new approaches will minimize hazards that arise not only from chemical structure and intended use, but also from their synthesis, production, consumption, reuse, and disposal.

 

Education, workforce development, and the translation or transfer of basic research results into social or economic benefits are critical aspects of NSMDS projects. Networks will develop strong mentoring and training activities (which include broadening participation elements) for undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral associates. Other educational activities, such as informal science communication and the education of K-12 students or the public, are encouraged.

Where appropriate, intellectual property protection and a proactive plan to engage industry in technology transfer is encouraged.

 

URL for More Information:  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13523/nsf13523.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

Limit on Submissions: Only one proposal may be submitted from an eligible entity. If multiple proposals from a single eligible entity are submitted, all proposals from that entity will be returned without review.

 

Internal Deadline: Please respond by e-mail with intents to submit to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by January 25, 2013

 

Agency Due Date: March 18, 2013

 

 


 

 

EPA/NSF Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle (NCCLCs) - NSF 13-524

This solicitation is jointly sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Chemistry (CHE) to encourage synergy and enhance cooperation in examining the life cycles of synthetic chemicals and materials as they relate to their manufacture, use, transport, and disposal or recycle. The Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle (NCCLCs) will promote development of trans-disciplinary, systems- and molecular-level understanding of the life cycle of important (relevant) synthetic chemicals and materials (including nanomaterials) as these distribute and are potentially altered through use in society and interaction with the built and natural environments. For this solicitation, "chemicals" refers broadly to any and all materials, compounds, and individual chemicals or mixtures of chemicals, including nanomaterials. Advances resulting from these Networks are expected to provide methods and tools for characterizing and predicting environmental and health implications of chemical manufacture and use across the life cycle.

 

Education, workforce development, and the translation or transfer of basic research results into social or economic benefits are critical aspects of NCCLC projects. Networks will develop strong mentoring and training activities (which include broadening participation elements) for undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral associates. Other educational activities, such as informal science communication and the education of K-12 students or the public, are encouraged. Where appropriate, intellectual property protection and a proactive plan to engage industry in technology transfer is encouraged.

 

It is expected that research teams in the NCCLC awarded under this solicitation will coordinate / communicate with the funded research networks from the EPA/NSF Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis (NSMDS) solicitation (see: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=504822). The researchers working in these two network groups are expected to conduct complementary research and; thus, will benefit from interaction with each other at annual EPA All-Investigators Meetings (also known as progress reviews).

 

URL for More Information:  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13524/nsf13524.htm

 

Limit on Submissions: Only one proposal may be submitted from an eligible entity. If multiple proposals from a single eligible entity are submitted, all proposals from that entity will be returned without review.

 

Internal Deadline: Please respond by e-mail with intents to submit to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by January 25, 2013

 

Agency Due Date: March 18, 2013

 

 


 

 

USDA Center for Collaborative Research on WIC Nutrition Education Innovations at the USDA/ARS Children¹s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine Small Grants Research Program

The USDA Center for Collaborative Research on WIC Nutrition Education Innovations at the USDA/ARS Children¹s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine (CNRC WIC Center) announces the availability of funds for researcher-initiated projects to demonstrate creative approaches to nutrition education for theSpecial Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The CNRC WIC Center is funded by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. University-based researchers, with state/local WIC collaborators, are eligible to respond.

The grants will be funded for up to two years and require a partnership between a university-based researcher and a state or local WIC program.

 

URL for More Information: http://www.bcm.edu/cnrc/wiccenter/

 

Limit on Submissions: Only one application will be accepted per institution or per WIC agency

 

Internal Deadline: Please respond by e-mail with intents to submit to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it u by January 28, 2013

 

Agency Due Date: March 22, 2013*

 

* Mandatory LOI Deadline.  Full proposals due on April 26, 2013.

 

 


 

 

George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Operations FY 2015-FY 2019 (NEES2 Ops) - NSF 13-537

 

The George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) was established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a multi-user, research infrastructure for earthquake engineering research, innovation, and education through a facility construction phase during 2000-2004, followed by operations of the infrastructure to support research and education activities from October 2004 through September 2014. NEES is currently operated under a five-year NSF cooperative agreement award with Purdue University that expires on September 30, 2014.

URL for More Information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13537/nsf13537.htm

Limit on Submissions: An academic institution may submit only one proposal as the lead institution; however, an academic institution may participate in more than one proposal as a non-lead institution. Full proposals involving more than one organization must be submitted as a single administrative package from the lead institution; collaborative full proposals with multiple administrative packages will not be accepted and will be returned without review. If the lead Principal Investigator (Network Director) leaves or transfers to another institution during the review process or after an award is made, the proposal/award remains with the lead institution. Additionally, the lead institution cannot be changed after submission of the full proposal. Non-academic U.S. institutions and organizations, including national laboratories and private-sector companies, as well as non-U.S. institutions, may participate in network activities using their own resources. All NEES2 facility host institutions and facilities must be located in the United States to facilitate access by NSF-supported researchers.

Internal Deadline: Please respond by e-mail with intents to submit to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by February 25, 2013

Agency Due Date: March 22, 2013*

*Required LOI deadline.  Full proposals due by May 24, 2013

 

 


Department of State Bureau of ECA Professional Fellows Program


The Professional Fellows Division in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Office of Citizen Exchanges announces an open grant competition to conduct the Professional Fellows Program (PFP) in the regions of Africa (AF), East Asia and Pacific (EAP), Europe and Eurasia (EUR), the Near East (NEA), South and Central Asia (SCA) and the Western Hemisphere (WHA). Proposals must address one of the following three themes: 1) Legislative Process and Governance, 2) Economic Empowerment, and 3) Rule of Law.

The Professional Fellows Program is a two-way, global exchange program designed to promote mutual understanding, enhance leadership skills, and build lasting and sustainable partnerships between mid-level emerging leaders from foreign countries and the United States. U.S. public and non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code Section 26 U.S.C. 501(c) (3) may submit proposals.

URL for More Information: http://eca.state.gov/organizational-funding/open-grant-solicitations

Limit on Submissions: Eligible applicants may not submit more than one proposal in this competition. If more than one proposal is received from the same applicant, all submissions will be declared technically ineligible and will receive no further consideration in the review process.

Internal Deadline: Please respond by e-mail with intents to submit to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by March 11, 2013

Agency Due Date: March 25, 2013

 


 

 

Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NG NNIN) – NSF 13-521


The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) will reach its ten year authorized award life at the end of Fiscal Year 2013. The National Science Foundation is announcing in this solicitation an open competition to establish a Next-Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NG NNIN) for Fiscal Years 2014-2018.

 

NNIN has enabled major discoveries, innovations, and contributions to education and commerce within all disciplines of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through NSF support of a national network of university-based user facilities. These facilities have provided open access to leading-edge nanotechnology fabrication and characterization tools, instrumentation, and expertise for users across the nation from academia, small and large industry, and government. The core mission of NNIN has included national-level education and outreach programs to enable a diverse science and engineering workforce, the study of societal and ethical implications of nanotechnology including issues of environment, health, and safety, as well as important modeling and simulation capabilities.

 

The new competition for the NG NNIN will build on the concept of NNIN with a much broadened scope and user base. Support is being provided by all NSF Directorates and the Office of International Science and Engineering as an integral part of the NSF investment in Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

 

URL for More Information:  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13521/nsf13521.htm

 

Limit on Submissions: An institution may not be included in more than one proposal submitted in response to this solicitation.

 

Internal Deadline: Please respond by e-mail with intents to submit to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by February 1, 2013

 

Agency Due Date: April 1, 2013*

 

*Mandatory LOI deadline.  Full proposals due by May 13, 2013.

 

 


 

 

High Performance System Acquisition: Building a More Inclusive Computing Environment for Science and Engineering – NSF 13-528

 

The current solicitation requests innovative proposal of two types:

 

The first is intended to complement previous NSF investments in advanced computational infrastructure. Consistent with the ACI Strategic Plan, the current solicitation is focused on expanding the use of high end resources to a much larger and more diverse community. To quote from the ACI Strategic Plan, the goal is to "...position and support the entire spectrum of NSF-funded communities "....and to promote a more comprehensive and balanced portfolio .... to support multidisciplinary computational and data-enabled science and engineering that in turn supports the entire scientific, engineering and educational community". Thus, while continuing to provide essential and needed resources to the more traditional users of HPC, it is important to enlarge the horizon to include research communities that are not users of traditional HPC systems, but who would benefit from advanced computational capabilities at the national level. Building, testing, and deploying these resources within the collaborative ecosystem that encompasses national, regional and campus resources continues to remain a high priority for the NSF and one of increasing importance to the science and engineering community.

 

The second type is devoted to the increasing pressure on the existing infrastructure to store and process very large amounts of data coming from simulation and from experimental resources such as telescopes, genome data banks or sensors. As recently stated in BIGDATA (NSF 12-499), "Pervasive sensing and computing across natural, built, and social environments is generating heterogeneous data at unprecedented scale and complexity. Today, scientists, biomedical researchers, engineers, educators, citizens and decision-makers live in an era of observation: data come from many disparate sources, such as sensor networks; scientific instruments, such as medical equipment, telescopes, colliders, satellites, environmental networks, and scanners; video, audio, and click streams; financial transaction data; email, weblogs, twitter feeds, and picture archives; spatial graphs and maps; and scientific simulations and models. This plethora of data sources has given rise to a phenomenal diversity in data types; data can be temporal, spatial, or dynamic and can be derived from both structured and unstructured sources. Data may have different representation types, media formats, and levels of granularity, and may be used across multiple scientific disciplines. These new sources of data and their increasing complexity contribute to an explosion of information."

 

URL for More Information:  http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13528/nsf13528.htm

 

Limit on Submissions: An organization may submit only one proposal but may be a sub-awardee on other proposals responding to this solicitation.

Collaborative projects may only be submitted as a single proposal in which a single award is being requested. The involvement of partner organizations should be supported through sub-awards administered by the submitting organization.

 

Internal Deadline: Please respond by e-mail with intents to submit to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by February 25, 2013

 

Agency Due Date: April 15, 2013

 

 


 

 

A National Repository for Geological Cores Collected in the Polar Regions- NSF 13-532


The Antarctic Earth Science Program in the Antarctic Sciences Section of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Polar Programs provides support for the curation and long-term storage of core material collected on the Antarctic continent and its margins. Currently, the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility (AMGRF) at Florida State University is fulfilling this role. The AMGRF was established in 1963 and is housed in a single-story, 10,000 sq. ft. building on the Florida State University campus. The AMGRF houses approximately 21,000 meters of deep-sea sediment cores collected from over 90 United States Antarctic Program (USAP) research cruises. In addition, the AMGRF is also a repository for nearly 3,000 meters of corecollected during NSF supported drilling programs in the Antarctic. These projects include: the Dry Valleys Drilling Project, Cape Roberts Project, SHALDRIL 1 and 2, and ANDRILL 1 and 2.

 

In accordance with NSF policy that all facility awards must be re-competed after an appropriate period of operation (NSB-08-12 and NSB-08-16), this solicitation seeks the services of a qualified organization to provide a core curation facility and services for geological cores collected in the polar regions. The award will be administered as a Cooperative Agreement and willcover a five-year operating period beginning June 1, 2014. A programmatic review will be held prior to the completion of the initial period of support and the results will guide the decision whether to renew the Cooperative Agreement for another five-year period.

URL for More Information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13532/nsf13532.htm



Limit on Submissions: 1 per organization


Internal Deadline:
Please respond by e-mail with intents to submit to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by February 25, 2013


Agency Due Date: April 16, 2013

 

 


 

 

Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) Program - NSF 13-541


This solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of the FY 2013 competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology.

 

Related funding opportunities are posted on the web site for the National Nanotechnology Initiative, www.nsf.gov/nano. In addition, research and education projects in nanoscale science and engineering will continue to be supported in the relevant NSF programs and divisions.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: Only one (1) proposal may be submitted by a US academic institution, College/Department of Engineering or College/Department of Engineering Technology as the lead institution with the following exception: A US academic institution may submit a second proposal as the lead institution, only if it is focused on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology.

 

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13541/nsf13541.htm

 

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by April 29, 2013

 

Agency Deadline: May 22, 2012

 

 


 

Scalable Nanomanufacturing (SNM) – NSF 12-544


The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces a third year of a program on collaborative research and education in the area of scalable nanomanufacturing, including the long-term societal implications of the large-scale implementation of nanomanufacturing innovations. This program is in response to and is a component of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Signature Initiative: Sustainable Nanomanufacturing - Creating the Industries of the Future (http://www.nano.gov/node/611). Although many nanofabrication techniques have demonstrated the ability to fabricate small quantities of nanomaterials and devices for characterization and evaluation purposes, the emphasis of this program is on research to overcome the key impediments that prevent the low cost production of useful nanomaterials, devices and systems at industrially relevant scale. Therefore, competitive proposals will incorporate three elements in their research plans:

 

  • A persuasive argument that the nanomaterials, devices or systems to be produced have or are likely to have sufficient demand to justify eventual scale-up;
  • A clearly identified and arguably complete set of research issues that must be addressed to enable the low cost production of high quality products; and
  • A compelling research plan with clear objectives to overcome the identified research issues that is supported by preliminary results relevant to scale-up.

 

Other research and education projects in nanoscale science and engineering will continue to be supported in the relevant programs and divisions.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: An academic institution – a university, or a campus in a multi-campus university -- may submit no more than one (1) proposal on which it is the lead organization in response to this solicitation. The same organization may be a collaborative partner in any number of other multi-organization group proposals in which it is not the lead. A proposal involving more than one organization must be submitted as a single proposal in which a single award is requested, with the managing principal investigator from the lead organization and subawards administered by the lead organization to any other participating organizations.

 

URL for More Information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13545/nsf13545.htm


Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by May 1 , 2013


Agency Deadline: June 3, 2013

 

 


Dept. of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2013


The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program provides funds for programs to develop training materials and to train workers and/or employers to recognize, avoid, abate, and prevent safety and health hazards in their workplaces and provide related assistance. The program emphasizes six areas:

 

  • Training workers and/or employers on identifying and means of preventing serious safety and health hazards identified by OSHA through the DOL's Strategic Plan, or as part of an OSHA special emphasis program or other OSHA priorities. (see www.osha.gov)
  • Educating workers on their rights and educating employers on their responsibilities under the OSH Act.
  • Educating workers and/or employers in small businesses. For purposes of this grant program, a small business is one with 250 or fewer employees.
  • Training workers and/or employers about new OSHA standards.
  • Training at-risk and/or low-literacy worker populations.
  • Providing technical assistance to employers and workers.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: Applicants must limit their applications to one submittal per grant category: Targeted Topic Training or Targeted Topic Training and Educational Materials Development.

 

More Information: See attached PDF for complete information.

 

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by Friday, May 31, 2013


Agency Deadline: June 13, 2013

 

 



 

Widening Implementation & Demonstration of Evidence Based Reforms (WIDER) – NSF 13-552


The chief goal of WIDER is to transform institutions of higher education into supportive environments for STEM faculty members to substantially increase their use of evidence-based teaching and learning practices. The first recommendation in the Report of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), "Engage to Excel," is to increase widespread implementation of evidence-based practices in order to increase persistence in STEM and contribute to the goal of producing 1 million additional STEM graduates.
Through this process, WIDER seeks to substantially increase the scale of application of highly effective methods of STEM teaching and learning in institutions of higher education, by employing instructional materials and methods that have a convincing evidentiary basis of effectiveness.  In particular WIDER seeks this transformation for high enrollment, lower division courses required for many STEM majors and taken by many other students to fulfill general education distribution requirements.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: Because the goal of WIDER is institutional transformation, an organization may submit only one Planning or one Institutional Implementation proposal for a given deadline. There are no restrictions on the number of Community Implementation or Research proposals that an individual or organization may submit.

URL for More Information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13552/nsf13552.htm

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by May 29, 2013

Agency Deadline: July 3, 2013

 


 

Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) - NSF 13-557


The Collections in Support of Biological Research (CSBR) Program provides funds: 1) for improvements to secure, improve, 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 of the collection to the biological research community; and 3) to transfer collection ownership responsibilities.

 

The CSBR program provides for enhancements that secure and improve existing collections, result in accessible 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: 3

 

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13557/nsf13557.htm

 

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by May 16, 2013

 

Agency Deadline: July 16, 2013

 

 


 

USDA Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program


Focus of the Rural Health and Safety Education Program in FY2013 is on community-based, outreach education and extension programs that provide individuals and families with: a) Information as to the value of good health at any age; b) Information to increase individual or family¹s motivation to take more responsibility for their own health; c) Information regarding rural environmental health issues that directly impact on human health; d) Information about and access to health promotion and educational activities; and e) Training for volunteers and health services providers concerning health promotion and health care services for individuals and families in cooperation with state, local and community partners.


PI Limit
: Only one application per land-grant institution will be accepted. (This does not include one additional application an institution may submit under the National Common Measures project type as well.) If multiple applications from a single institution are received, only the earliest submitted application will be considered in each category. Thus, collaborations within institutions are encouraged.


URL: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/pdfs/13_rural_hlth.pdf

 

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by July 9, 2013

 

Agency Deadline: July 26, 2013

 

 


 

 

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) - NSF 12-529


This program makes grants to institutions of higher education to support scholarships for academically talented students demonstrating financial need, enabling them to enter the STEM workforce or STEM graduate school following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate-level degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics disciplines. Grantee institutions are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, reporting demographic information about student scholars, and managing the S-STEM project at the institution.

 

The program does not make scholarship awards directly to students; students should contact their institution¹s Office of Financial Aid for this and other scholarship opportunities.

 

PI Limit: The Principal Investigator must be a faculty member currently teaching in one of the S-STEM disciplines who can provide the leadership required to ensure the success of the project. Projects involving more than one department within an institution are eligible, but a single Principal Investigator must accept overall management responsibility. Other members of the S-STEM project management team may be listed as Co-Principal Investigators.   An Institution may submit one proposal from each constituent school or college that awards degrees in an eligible field.


URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12529/nsf12529.htm

 

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by July 12, 2013

 

Agency Deadline: August 13, 2013

 

 


 

 

 

MRSEC: Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers - NSF 13-556

Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers (MRSECs) provide sustained support of interdisciplinary materials research and education of the highest quality while addressing fundamental problems in science and engineering. MRSECs address research of a scope and complexity requiring the scale, synergy, and interdisciplinarity provided by a campus-based research center. They support materials research infrastructure in the United States, promote active collaboration between universities and other sectors, including industry and international institutions, and contribute to the development of a national network of university-based centers in materials research, education, and facilities. A MRSEC may be located at a single institution, or may involve multiple institutions in partnership.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: Only one MRSEC preliminary proposal may be submitted by any one organization as the lead organization in this competition. An organization proposing research in several groups should submit a single MRSEC proposal with multiple Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs). A MRSEC proposal must contain a minimum of 2 IRGs and a maximum of 5 IRGs. The IRGs in a center may be topically related, or they may address different topical aspects of materials research. A single center at an organization allows efficient usage of resources, including common infrastructure, and better coordination of education and other activities of the center.

Institutions that were awarded a MRSEC in the FY 2011 competition as the lead institution are not eligible to submit a MRSEC proposal as a lead institution in this competition. Existing MRSECs should have the ability to re-prioritize resources and add new participants through, for example, their seed program.

Full MRSEC proposals may be submitted by invitation only.

URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13556/nsf13556.htm

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by June 5, 2013

Agency Deadline: August 26, 2013* (deadline is for required preliminary proposals)

*Full proposals due January 10, 2014

 

 


 

NSF Critical Zone Observatory National Office (CZO-NO) - NSF 12-595


This solicitation calls for proposals to establish a Critical Zone Observatory National Office (CZO-NO) to facilitate activities of the network of Critical Zone Observatories (CZO). The CZO-NO will facilitate coordination of research and educational programs of the CZO network and provide a centralized entity, which will represent the CZO network with the scientific community and the public. The CZO-NO will have two main functions: to coordinate the network of CZOs, and to disseminate information to a number of audiences. The CZO-NO is expected to work with the CZO community and to share CZO discoveries, data and research opportunities with the broad scientific community capable of using these data and information.

 

Limit on Number of Proposal per Organization: One proposal per organization is allowed. Collaborative Proposals submitted as separate submissions from multiple organizations are NOT allowed for this competition.



URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12595/nsf12595.htm

 

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by August 9, 2013

 

Agency Deadline: September 16, 2013

 

 

 


 

NEH Summer Stipends


The National Endowment for the Humanities invites nominations for Summer Stipends for Research Related to the Humanities by faculty researchers pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences or both. Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions or other scholarly resources. Multiple awards of up to $6,000 each are anticipated. Eligibility is restricted to institutions of higher education. Proposals are due Sep 26.

 

Eligibility:

Only individual applicants are eligible to apply for Summer Stipends. Faculty or staff members of colleges or universities or of primary or secondary schools, or independent scholars or writers may apply for a Summer Stipend. All applicants must have completed their formal education by the application deadline. While applicants need not have advanced degrees, individuals currently enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible to apply.

 

PI Limit: Faculty members teaching full-time at colleges or universities must be nominated by their institutions to apply for a Summer Stipend. Once faculty members are nominated by their institutions, they may submit their applications via Grants.gov. Each college and university in the United States and its jurisdictions may nominate two faculty members.

 

URL: http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/summer-stipends

 

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by July 8, 2013

 

Agency Deadline: September 26, 2013

 

 


 

 

Google RISE Awards


Google RISE Awards are designed to support organizations that promote access to Computer Science education and give students aged 7-18 the opportunity to become creators - and not just consumers - of tomorrow’s technological innovations. We award funding to, and partner with, organizations running programs that inspire, engage, and retain students on a long-term path in the field of computing.

 

Organizations are chosen based on their focus on underrepresented minorities in the field and position as changemakers in their respective countries for Computer Science at the K-12/Pre-University level. We are especially focused on partnering with organizations that specifically target girls and currently have the potential to scale their efforts and reach more girls around the world.

 

Award amounts range from $15,000 - $50 ,000 USD.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: An institution is currently allowed to submit one application per RISE cycle. However, if you have multiple organizations within the University, they can apply separately for the award should their strategies and goals vary.

 

URL for More Information:  http://www.google.com/edu/rise/

 

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by August 16, 2013

 

Agency Deadline: Applications accepted August 1, 2013 - September 30, 2013

 

 


 

 

ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers (ADVANCE) - NSF 12-584


ADVANCE will support the following types of projects:

 

  • Institutional Transformation (IT)
    Institutional Transformation awards are expected to include innovative and systemic organizational approaches to transform institutions of higher education in ways that will increase the participation and advancement of women in STEM academic careers. These awards support comprehensive programs for institution-wide change. Additionally, IT projects must include a supplementary 5-page research study designed to investigate theory-driven models and innovations related to the participation and advancement of women in the academic STEM disciplines. It is expected that the research study will inform institutional transformation, or other relevant areas of academic investigation. Research that investigates novel aspects of the proposal is especially encouraged.

 

  • Institutional Transformation Catalyst (IT-Catalyst, formerly IT-Start)
    IT-Catalyst awards are designed to support historically resource-challenged institutions in their efforts to conduct institutional self-assessment activities (i.e., data collection, data analysis, policy review) in order to identify specific issues in the recruitment, retention and promotion of women faculty in STEM disciplines. This area of work is considered fundamental for all institutions of higher education that plan to undertake institutional transformation.

 

Limit on Number of Proposal per Organization: Proposer organizations may submit only one Institutional Transformation proposal or one IT-Catalyst proposal. There is no limit on the number of PAID proposals that can be submitted.



URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12584/nsf12584.htm

 

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by August 19, 2013

 

Agency Deadline: October 4, 2013 LOI Deadline*

 

*Full proposals due by November 12, 2013.

 

 


 

 

Management and Operation of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) - NSF 13-582


Proposals are solicited to manage and operate the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). NOAO is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and operated by a managing organization under cooperative agreement with NSF. NOAO is a national center for research in ground-based, nighttime, optical and infrared (O/IR) astronomy for the U.S. astronomical community.

 

NOAO's core mission is to facilitate access for all qualified professional researchers to state-of-the-art observational capabilities and data bases in O/IR astronomy, and to enable the U.S. research community to pursue a broad range of modern astrophysical challenges from small bodies within the Solar System, to the most distant galaxies in the early Universe, to indirect observations of dark energy and dark matter.

 

Limit on Number of Proposal per Organization: 1



URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13582/nsf13582.htm

 

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by August 23, 2013

 

Agency Deadline: October 18, 2013 Required LOI Deadline*

 

*Full proposals due  by January 13, 2014

 

 


 

NIH Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13) - PAR-12-102


The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) encourages Research Conference Grant (R13) applications to conduct health disparities-related meetings, workshops, and symposia. The purpose of the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series is to bring together academic institutions/organizations and community organizations to identify opportunities for addressing 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 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: infant mortality; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; health literacy; techniques for outreach and information dissemination; pediatric and maternal HIV/AIDS prevention; and violence prevention.

A conference grant application is required to contain a permission-to-submit letter from the Scientific/Research Contact listed in Section VII. Agency Contacts. Applicants are urged to initiate contact well in advance of the chosen application receipt date and no later than 4 weeks before that date.  Please note that agreement to accept an application does not guarantee funding.

Limit on Number of Proposal per Organization: Only one application per institution is allowed.

NIH will not accept any application in response to this FOA that is essentially the same as one currently pending initial peer review unless the applicant withdraws the pending application. NIH will not accept any application that is essentially the same as one already reviewed. Resubmission applications may be submitted, according to the NIH Policy on Resubmission Applications from the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide.

URL: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-12-102.html

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by September 4, 2013

Agency Deadline: October 18, 2013

 


 

Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI: BIC) - NSF 13-587


The Partnerships for Innovation: Building Innovation Capacity (PFI:BIC) program supports academe-industry partnerships, which are led by an interdisciplinary academic research team with a least one industry partner, to collaborate in building technological and human innovation capacity [4]. This innovation capacity is intended to endure beyond the initial award. Partnerships that build the capacity to innovate are expected to be effective at innovating and able to continue to innovate. They are highly intentional about creating an environment that fosters innovation. These partnerships not only develop new technology but also foster the development of human capital that embraces a culture of change, nurtures the generation of new ideas, and considers feedback an integral part of the innovation processes. Partnership members are diverse, representing a spectrum of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Partnership activities that drive sustained innovation include the targeted allocation of resources such as capital, time, facilities; and sharing of knowledge in a cross-organizational and interdisciplinary context.

 

Limit on Number of Proposal per Organization: Academic institutions are limited to participation on two (2) proposals as a lead institution. A lead academic institution that has submitted a proposal has the option to participate as a subawardee on any other proposal submitted under this solicitation. Lead academic institutions that have submitted a proposal may also provide consultants to other proposals submitted under this solicitation.



URL: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13587/nsf13587.htm

 

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by October 1, 2013

 

Agency Deadline: November 18, 2013 required LOI deadline*

 

*Full proposals due by January 27, 2014.

 

 


 

 

2014 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists


The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists competition celebrates the excellence of the most noteworthy young scientists and engineers in the United States. The awards recognize high-impact and innovative accomplishments in the life sciences, physical sciences & engineering, and chemistry, with three winners each awarded $250,000 in unrestricted funds.


Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for the national faculty competition, candidates must:

  • Have been born in or after 1972.
  • Have earned a doctorate degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.).
  • Be currently holding a faculty research position at an eligible academic institution in the United States.
  • Have made significant contributions to the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and/or Chemistry.

Candidates may be nominated once per year, for an unlimited number of years, until they are named a winner or they no longer meet the eligibility requirements. Faculty winners of the previous regional competition are no longer eligible to compete in the national faculty competition. Faculty finalists, postdoctoral finalists, and postdoctoral winners of the regional competition are allowed to compete in the national faculty competition, provided that they meet the eligibility requirements listed above.

Limit on Submission: Each institution may nominate up to three candidates per year, one for each of the three categories.

URL for More Information: http://www.nyas.org/awards/blavatnikawards/nationalguidelines.aspx

Internal Deadline: A statement of nomination must be send by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by September 27, 2013.

Agency Deadline: November 22, 2013

 

 


 

 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) – NSF 11-550


The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) seeks to increase the number of students (U.S. citizens or permanent residents) receiving associate or baccalaureate degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are solicited that provide for full implementation efforts at academic institutions. Type 2 proposals are solicited that support educational research projects on associate or baccalaureate degree attainment in STEM.

 

Limit on the Number of Proposals Per Organization: An institution that awards baccalaureate degrees is allowed to submit only one Type 1 proposal, or to be part of only one consortium submitting a Type 1 proposal. An institution that awards associate degrees, and does not award baccalaureate degrees, is allowed to be the lead institution on only one Type 1 proposal, and, in addition, may be a partner on one or more Type 1 proposals. There are no restrictions on the number of Type 2 proposals that an individual or organization may submit.

 

URL for More Information: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11550/nsf11550.htm

 

Internal Deadline: Brief statement of intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by October 2, 2013.  (Please note late notices of intent to submit will not be accepted.)


Agency Deadline: December 3, 2013

 

 


 

 

Partners of the Americas-100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative – RFP #3: Promoting Study Abroad Partnerships for Innovation and Collaboration

Partners of the Americas (Partners), the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators are pleased to announce a new grant competition as part of President Barack Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative (100,000 Strong Americas). The 100,000 Strong Americas initiative is the Administration’s signature education initiative in the Western Hemisphere designed to foster region-wide prosperity through greater international exchange of students.

The purpose of the RFP#3 Promoting Study Abroad Partnerships for Innovation and Collaboration competition is to provide institutional grants to higher education institutions in order to identify innovations that result in increased collaboration between the United States and countries in the Western Hemisphere to increase study abroad.

 

Limit on Number of Proposals per Institution: One application per institution per round. Institutions may apply for multiple rounds.

 

URL for More Information: http://www.partners.net/images/partners/100K%20Strong/Request_for_Proposals_3.pdf

 

Internal Deadline: Intent to submit due by e-mail to Jennifer Stephens ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by Friday, March 14, 2014.

 

Agency Deadline: April 1, 2014