Grant Opportunities 21 November 2014

TO:              Faculty and Staff

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

SUBJECT:    Grant Opportunities 21 November 2014

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.

1. Genealogy of Life
NSF 15-520

Synopsis:
Comprehensive understanding of life and how and why it changes over time depends on knowledge of the phylogeny (evolutionary relationships) of living and extinct organisms. The goals of the Genealogy of Life (GoLife) program are to resolve the phylogenetic history of all life’s diverse forms and to integrate this genealogical architecture with underlying organismal and environmental data. The ultimate vision of this program is an open access, comprehensive Genealogy of Life that will provide the comparative framework necessary for testing questions in systematics, evolutionary biology, ecology, and other fields. Strategic integration of this genealogy of life with data layers from genomic, phenotypic, spatial, ecological and temporal data will produce an extensive synthesis of biodiversity and evolutionary sciences. The resulting knowledge infrastructure will enable synthetic research on biological dynamics throughout the history of life on Earth, within current ecosystems, and for predictive modeling of the future evolution of life. Projects submitted to this program should emphasize increased efficiency in contributing to a complete Genealogy of Life and strategic integration of various types of organismal and environmental data with phylogenies. This program also seeks to broadly train next generation, integrative phylogenetic biologists, creating the human resource infrastructure and workforce needed to tackle emerging research questions in comparative biology. Projects should train students for diverse careers by exposing them to the multidisciplinary areas of research within the proposal.

Eligible Institutions: Unrestricted
Closing Date: 25 March 2015
Program Funding: $10,000,000
Award Ceiling: $2,500,000
Award Floor: none listed
Cost Sharing/Matching: NO

Link to Solicitation:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269738
Agency: National Science Foundation

2. Research on Science & Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys- R&D, U.S. S &T Competitiveness, STEM Education, S & T Workforce
NSF 15-521

Synopsis:
The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is one of the thirteen principal federal statistical agencies within the United States. It is responsible for the collection, acquisition, analysis, reporting and dissemination of objective, statistical data related to the science and engineering enterprise in the United States and other nations that is relevant and useful to practitioners, researchers, policymakers and the public. NCSES uses this information to prepare a number of statistical data reports as well as analytical reports including the National Science Board’s biennial report, Science and Engineering (S&E) Indicators, and Women, Minorities and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering. The Center would like to enhance its efforts to support analytic and methodological research in support of its surveys, and to engage in the education and training of researchers in the use of large-scale nationally representative datasets. NCSES welcomes efforts by the research community to use NCSES data for research on the science and technology enterprise, to develop improved survey methodologies for NCSES surveys, to create and improve indicators of S&T activities and resources, and strengthen methodologies to analyze and disseminate S&T statistical data. To that end, NCSES invites proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, workshops, experimental research, survey research and data collection and dissemination projects under its program for Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys.

Eligible Institutions: US Colleges and Universities
Closing Date: 18 February 2015
Program Funding: $750,000
Award Ceiling: none listed
Award Floor: none listed
Cost Sharing/Matching: NO
Link to Solicitation:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269739
Agency: National Science Foundation

3. Select Topics in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
ONR-15-SN-0002

Synopsis:
This announcement describes a research thrust, entitled “Select Topics in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” to be launched under the ONRBAA15-001, Long Range Broad Agency Announcement for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology which can be found at http://www.onr.navy.mil/~/media/Files/Funding-Announcements/BAA/2015/15-001.ashx . The research opportunity described in this announcement specifically falls under the following sections of ONRBAA15-001:
Topic #1- Self-Assembly Error Detection and Analysis in Complex DNA Nanostructures: Section I, entitled “General Information”, sub-section F, entitled “Research Opportunity Description”, the “Warfighter Performance (Code 34)” item, paragraph 2), listed C “Biomaterials and Bionanotechnology”
Topic #2 – Electric Field Assisted Sintering of Ceramics: Section I, entitled “General Information”, sub-section F, entitled “Research Opportunity Description”, the “Sea Warfare and Weapons Department (Code 33)” item, paragraph 2), subparagraph b, entitled “Structural Materials”.
Topic #3 – Low Cost, Large Area Processing of Silicon Based Thin Film Solar Cells: Section I, entitled “General Information”, sub-section 6, entitled “Research Opportunity Description”, the “Sea Warfare and Weapons Department (Code 33)” item, paragraph 2), subparagraph a, entitled “Functional Materials”.
ONR anticipates only grants will be issued for this effort. The submission of proposals, their evaluation and the placement of research grants will be carried out as described in that Broad Agency Announcement.

Eligible Institutions: Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Closing Date: White papers due: 11 December 2014
Full proposal due: 26 February 2015
Program Funding: $2,140,000
Award Ceiling: none listed
Award Floor: none listed
Cost Sharing/Matching: NO

Link to Solicitation:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=269741
Agency: DoD Office of Naval Research

4. Academic Partnership Conference Series
PAR-15-032

Synopsis:
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Conference Grant (R13) applications to conduct health disparities-related meetings, workshops, and symposia. The purpose of the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series is to bring together academic institutions and community organizations to identify opportunities for reducing health disparities through the use of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). The objectives of meetings conducted as part of this award will be to: (1) establish and/or enhance existing academic-community partnerships; (2) identify community-driven research priorities; and (3) develop long-term collaborative CBPR research agendas. Thus, it is expected these partnerships will lead to grant applications for the support of CBPR projects designed to meet identified community needs. The areas of focus for these partnerships may include one or more of the following community-health issues: preterm birth; infant mortality; sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); maternal mortality; reproductive health; uterine fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; violence prevention; perinatal HBV and HIV/AIDS prevention; HIV/AIDS prevention; asthma; intellectual and developmental disabilities; pediatric injury prevention; and medical rehabilitation.
Limit- one submission per institution

Eligible Institutions: Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Closing Date: 29 January 2015 (first closing date)
17 November 2015 (second closing date)
Full proposal due: 26 February 2015
Program Funding: discretionary
Award Ceiling: $30,000
Award Floor: none listed
Cost Sharing/Matching: NO

Link to Solicitation:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-032.html
Agency: National Institutes of Health

5. Building University Innovators & Leaders Development (BUILD)
DE-FOA-0001167

Synopsis:
The BUILD FOA is planned as an annual release that seeks to improve the competitiveness of American universities to conduct building energy efficiency R&D, develop strong industrial partnerships and improve manufacturing education. This FOA makes available competitive, 2-year cooperative agreements for USA-based university teams to research and develop innovative building energy efficiency technologies. Teams of engineering and business students will develop and work toward commercializing building energy-efficient technologies or approaches. Teams may develop a technology (hardware), software, or a manufacturing process with direct application to residential, multi-family and/or commercial buildings in the USA, with significant primary energy savings potential. The full text of the Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001168 is posted on the EERE eXCHANGE website at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov. Applications will only be accepted through that website. The applicant must first register and create an account on the EERE eXCHANGE website. A User Guide for EERE eXCHANGE can be found on the EERE website https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Manuals.aspx after logging in to the system.

Eligible Institutions: Public and State Controlled Colleges and Universities
Closing Date: 28 January 2015
Program Funding: discretionary
Award Ceiling: $1,000,000
Award Floor: $200,000
Cost Sharing/Matching: NO

Link to Solicitation:
https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaIdb1ef4b8e-7e75-43fc-a2ac-af86bb5d3a75
Agency: DoE Golden Field Office