Funding Opportunities 12 January 2017

TO:                  Faculty and Staff

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

SUBJECT:      Funding Opportunities 12 January 2017

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. Please inform us of your intent to submit as soon as you know you plan to apply and at least 30 days prior to the due date.

When there is a limit on the number of proposals that may be submitted for a solicitation, to ensure that the university submits the most competitive proposal, an internal review and selection process will be implemented. Please inform us of your intent to submit as soon as you know you plan to apply and at least 6 weeks prior to the due date or you may miss the internal selection deadline.

Please send notifications to and information will be provided on the submission procedures and timelines.

Dr. Daryush Ila, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Tech Transfer Officer & RSO x 2417
Dr. Leslie Evelyn, Director of Sponsored Research and  Programs, x 1644
Shenetta Dudley, Pre-Award Administrator x1570
Carolyn Harris, Post Award Administrator x 2612
Dwane Hodges, Budget Officer x 1645
Dr. Carla Raineri Padilla, Compliance & Export Control Officer, x 1569

Support of Fossil Energy Research at HBCU’s

Synopsis: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is for the solicitation of applications from U.S. Colleges and Universities for Fossil Energy Research.

It encompasses two distinct programs with their own dedicated funding, requirements, and restricted eligibility:

  • the University Coal Research (UCR) Program; and
  • the Historically Black Colleges & Universities and Other Minority Institutions (HBCU/OMI) Program.

Both programs seek to educate the next generation of scientists and engineers while advancing the frontiers of fossil energy science and technology. The HBCU/OMI program has the additional goal of increasing the participation of under-represented populations of students in such research.


Eligible Institutions:  Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Closing Date:             17 Feb 2017
Program Funding:        $2,700,000
Award Ceiling:           $400,000
Award Floor:              $1
Instrument Type:         Grant
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation:
Agency:  DOE- National Energy Laboratory


Forensic Science Research and Development for Criminal Justice Purposes

Synopsis: NIJ seeks proposals for basic or applied research and development projects that will:
(1) increase the body of knowledge to guide and inform forensic science policy and practice or
(2) lead to the production of useful materials, devices, systems, or methods that have the potential for forensic application.

The intent of this program is to direct the findings of basic scientific research, research and development in broader scientific fields applicable to forensic science, and ongoing forensic science research toward the development of highly discriminating, accurate, reliable, cost-effective, and rapid methods for the identification, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal justice purposes. The operational needs and requirements discussed at NIJ’s 2016 Forensic Science Technology Working Group (TWG) meeting may be found at the following link and are intended to assist you in your proposal development:

Eligible Institutions:  Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Closing Date:             28 Feb 2017
Program Funding:        $1,500,000
Award Ceiling:             $1,500,000
Award Floor:                none listed
Instrument Type:          Grant
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation:
Agency:  National Institute of Justice

Farmer’s Market Promotion Program

Synopsis: Approximately $13 million in competitive grant funds in fiscal year (FY) 2017 is available to be awarded through the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP). The Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is a component of the Farmers Marketing and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP), which is authorized by the Farmer-to-Consumer Direct Marketing Act of 1946, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3005). The goals of FMPP grants are to increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of domestic farmers’ markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities. Eligible entities include agricultural businesses, agricultural cooperatives, producer networks, producer associations, community supported agriculture networks, community supported agriculture associations, and other agricultural business entities (for-profit groups); nonprofit corporations; public benefit corporations; economic development corporations; regional farmers’ market authorities; and local and tribal governments. FMPP offers both Capacity Building (CB) and Community Development, Training, and Technical Assistance (CTA) projects. For CB projects, the minimum grant award is $50,000 and maximum award is $250,000. For CTA projects, the minimum grant award is $250,000 and maximum award $500,000. The official performance period must begin on September 30, 2017. Both CB and CTA FMPP projects are awarded for up to 36 months (3 years) and are expected to be completed by September 29, 2020. Matching funds are not required.

Eligible Institutions:  FSU Research Corp., Ag. Cooperative, etc.
Closing Date:             27 March 2017
Program Funding:        $13,000,000
Award Ceiling:             $500,000
Award Floor:                $50,000
Instrument Type:          Grant
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation:
Agency:  USDA