Funding Opportunities 1 March 2017

TO:                  Faculty and Staff

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

SUBJECT:       Funding Opportunities 1 March 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 sdudley@uncfsu.edu and information will be provided on the submission procedures and timelines.

Dr. Daryush Ila, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Tech Transfer Officer & RSO 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
Dr. Carla Raineri Padilla, Compliance & Export Control Officer, cpadilla@uncfsu.edu x 1569

Minerva Research Initiative- Social Sciences
WHS-AD-FOA-17-01
Synopsis:
Just as the Cold War gave rise to new ideas and fields of study such as game theory and Kremlinology, the challenges facing the world today call for a broader conception and application of national power that goes beyond military capability. The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is interested in receiving proposals for the Minerva Research Initiative (http://www.minerva.defense.gov), a university-led defense social science program seeking fundamental understanding of the social and cultural forces shaping U.S. strategic interests globally. The Minerva Research Initiative (Minerva) emphasizes questions of strategic importance to U.S. national security policy. It seeks to increase the Department’s intellectual capital in the social sciences and improve its ability to address future challenges and build bridges between the Department and the social science community. Minerva brings together universities and other research institutions around the world and supports multidisciplinary and cross-institutional projects addressing specific interest areas determined by the Department of Defense. The Minerva program aims to promote research in specific areas of social science and to promote a candid and constructive relationship between DoD and the social science academic community.

The Minerva Research Initiative competition is for research related to a general interest area and four (4) special interest areas, all listed below. Innovative white papers and proposals related to these research areas are highly encouraged. Detailed descriptions1 of the interest areas can be found in Section IX, “Specific Minerva Research Initiative Interest Areas.”

  1. General Interest Area: Sociality, Security, & Interconnectivity
  2. Special Interest Area 1: Understanding the Social Impact of Autonomy.
  • Special Interest Area 2: Societal Resilience & Sociopolitical (In)stability.
  1. Special Interest Area 3: Power & Deterrence for Shaping Operations S
  2. pecial Interest Area 4: Military Cyber Defense 1

Eligible Institutions:  Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Closing Date:             21 June 2017
Program Funding:        $5,000,000
Award Ceiling:             $5,000,000
Award Floor:                $150,000
Instrument Type:           Grant
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation:  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292016
Agency:  DoD

Humanities Access Grants
20170503-ZH
Synopsis:
Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: children, family, and young adults (defined to include those between ages 18 and 30). Humanities Access grants provide funding for existing programs at institutions such as public libraries, local and regional museums, historical societies, community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, archival repositories, and other cultural organizations.

Programs supported by Humanities Access grants have included, for example

  • a young readers’ initiative sponsored by a state humanities council;
  • a “family conversations” program at a rural historical society connecting the area’s cultural and natural resources; and
  • internships for students at a liberal arts college to work in local cultural organizations during the summer.

Humanities Access Grants offer two years of match-based funding. All funds must be expended by the end of the grant period. Humanities Access grant funds should not be used to replace existing program funds. Instead, the grant should expand or enhance an existing exemplary humanities program. Institutions that have never received an NEH grant and small to mid-sized institutions are especially encouraged to apply.

Eligible Institutions:  Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Closing Date:             3 May 2017
Program Funding:        discretionary
Award Ceiling:             $100,000
Award Floor:                $50,000
Instrument Type:           Grant
Cost Sharing/Matching:  YES

Link to the Solicitation:  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292082
Agency:  NEH

 

NIMHD Endowment Program for Increasing Institutional Research Resources
RFA-MD-17-004
Synopsis:
The purpose of this program is to build capacity and research infrastructure and to facilitate minority health and health disparities research at eligible institutions, but not to directly support the research projects itself.

Eligible Institutions:  Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Closing Date:             1 May 2017
Program Funding:        $6,000,000
Award Ceiling:             $2,000,000
Award Floor:                none listed
Instrument Type:          Grant
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation:  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292090
Agency:  NIH

 

NICHD Research Education Programs
PAR-17-183
Synopsis:
The NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NICHD R25 program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nations biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.

Eligible Institutions: Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Closing Date:            25 May 2017
Program Funding:       discretionary
Award Ceiling:            $150,000
Award Floor:               none listed
Instrument Type:         Grant
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=292133
Agency:  NIH