13 June 2014 Grant Opportunities

TO:             Faculty and Staff

FROM:        The Research Office and the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs

SUBJECT:   13 June 2014 Grant Opportunities

All applications developed in response to a funding announcement are to be routed through the Office of Sponsored Research and Programs (OSRP) for university approval before being released to the external agency. For more information or to inform us of your intent to submit, please contact our office directly at sdudley@uncfsu.edu.
Dr. Daryush Ila, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, dila@uncfsu.edu x 2417
Dr. Leslie Evelyn, Director of Sponsored Research and Programs, aevelyn@uncfsu.edu x 1644
Shenetta Dudley, Pre-Award Administrator sdudley@uncfsu.edu x1570
Carolyn Harris, Post Award Administrator charri35@uncfsu.edu x 2612
Dwane Hodges, Budget Officer dhodges1@uncfsu.edu x 1645
Carla Raineri Padilla, Compliance Officer, cpadilla@uncfsu.edu x 1569

1. Museums, Libraries and Cultural Organizations
2014013-GE
Synopsis:
Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities. Grants support the following formats: exhibitions at museums, libraries, and other venues; interpretations of historic places, sites, or regions; and book/film discussion programs; living history presentations; and other face-to-face programs at libraries, community centers, and other public venues. NEH encourages projects that explore humanities ideas through multiple formats. Proposed projects might include complementary components that deepen an audience’s understanding of a subject: for example, a museum exhibition might be accompanied by a website, mobile app, or discussion programs. Types of Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations awards Planning grants support the early stages of project development, including consultation with scholars, refinement of humanities themes, preliminary design, testing, and audience evaluation. Implementation grants support final scholarly research and consultation, design development, production, and installation of a project for presentation to the public.

Eligible Institutions: Public and State Controlled Colleges and Universities
Posting Date: 13 June 2014
Closing Date: 13 August 2014
Program Funding: discretionary
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Award Floor: $1
Cost Sharing/Matching: NO

Link to Solicitation:
http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=257630
Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

2. Media Projects
20140813-TD
Synopsis:
Media Projects grants support the following formats: film and television projects; and radio projects. Film and television projects may be single programs or a series addressing significant figures, events, or ideas. Programs must be intended for national distribution. The Division of Public Programs welcomes projects ranging in length from short-form to broadcast-length video. Radio projects may involve single programs, limited series, or segments within an ongoing program. They may also develop new humanities content to augment existing radio programming or add greater historical background or humanities analysis to the subjects of existing programs. They may be intended for regional or national distribution. NEH encourages projects that engage public audiences through multiple formats in the exploration of humanities ideas. Proposed projects might include complementary components to a film, television, or radio project. These components should deepen the audiences understanding of the subject: for example, websites, mobile applications, museum exhibitions, book/film discussion programs, or podcasts. If you seek to develop a digital platform that is independent of a film, television, or radio project, you should apply to the Digital Projects for the Public grant program. Digital Projects for the Public does not, however, currently support production projects. If you seek to produce a digital platform independent of a film, television, or radio project, you should apply to the Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants program. Grant categories Development grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script and should also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement in collaboration with a partner organization or organizations. Production grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, radio programs, and related programs that promise to engage the public. See application guidelines for Production Grants.

Eligible Institutions: Public and State Controlled Colleges and Universities
Posting Date: 13 June 2014
Closing Date: 13 August 2014
Program Funding: discretionary
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Award Floor: $1
Cost Sharing/Matching: NO

Link to Solicitation:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html
Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities

3. Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists
RFA-MH-15-600
Synopsis:
The NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) award is intended to support the research and research career development of outstanding, exceptionally productive scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long term career commitment to research in specific mission areas of the NIMH. This award seeks to assist these individuals in launching an innovative clinical, translational, basic or services research program that holds the potential to profoundly transform the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of mental disorders. The NIMH BRAINS program will focus on the research priorities and gap areas identified in the NIMH Strategic Plan (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/strategic-planning-reports/index.shtml) and the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/rdoc/index.shtml).

Eligible Institutions: Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Posting Date: 11 June 2014
Closing Date: 24 October 2014
Program Funding: $3,000,000
Award Ceiling: $400,000
Award Floor: none listed
Cost Sharing/Matching: NO

Link to Solicitation:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html
Agency: National Institutes of Health

4. Physics of Living Systems
PD-14-7246
Synopsis:
The program “Physics of Living Systems” (PoLS) targets synergy of theoretical and experimental research exploring the most fundamental physical processes that living systems utilize to perform their functions in dynamic and diverse environments. The focus of the research proposals should be on understanding basic physical principles that underlie biological function. Proposals that use physics equipment only as a tool to study biological questions are of VERY low priority. PoLS encourages research that emphasizes the physical principles of organization and function of living systems, including the exploration of artificial life forms and how life began. While the problems under study must be important to advancing our understanding of the living world in a quantitative way, particular emphasis will be placed on those projects in which lessons learned from the biological application also expand the intellectual range of physics. Awards cover a broad spectrum of physics approaches in biology, ranging from the physical principles and mechanisms at the single cell level such as molecular architecture and dynamics inside cells, energy metabolism, gene regulation and intracellular and intercellular communication, to collective behavior and evolution of complexity in life forms and living populations of organisms. This systems approach in physics has been very successful in understanding inanimate systems, and has the potential to bring deep understanding of the world of animated, replicating systems, through testable phenomenological theories. The program funds individual investigators, although collaborative proposals between physicists and biological researchers are welcome. Proposals with potential societal impact such as renewable energy, human health, and education are good examples of strong broader impact and are of interest to the program.

Eligible Institutions: Unrestricted
Posting Date: 11 June 2014
Closing Date: 22 October 2014
Program Funding: $2,000,000
Award Ceiling: none listed
Award Floor: none listed
Cost Sharing/Matching: NO

Link to Solicitation:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html
Agency: National Science Foundation