Funding Opportunities 12 April 2017

TO:                  Faculty and Staff

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

SUBJECT:       Funding Opportunities 12 April 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

Army Research Institute for Behavioral and Social Sciences BAA
W911NF-17-S-0007
Synopsis:
This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Foundational Science Research Unit (FSRU) of the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) solicits new proposals for its fiscal year 2017 program of basic research in behavioral science. It is issued under the provisions of paragraph 6.102(d) (2) and 35.016 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which provides for the acquisition of basic and applied research and that part of development not related to the development of a specific system or hardware procurement through the competitive selection of proposals. Proposals submitted in response to this BAA and selected for award are considered to be the result of full and open competition and in full compliance with the provisions of Public Law 98-369, Section 2701, “The Competition in Contracting Act of 1984” and subsequent amendments. The U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences is the Army’s lead agency for the conduct of research, development, and analyses for the improvement of Army readiness and performance via research advances and applications of the behavioral and social sciences that address personnel, organization, training, and leader development issues. The basic research program supports research projects that are designed to expand fundamental knowledge and discover general principles in the behavioral and social sciences. In addition to looking for proposals that provide for programmatic efforts to develop and evaluate psychological and behavioral theory, we strongly encourage Applicants to propose novel, state-of-the-art, and multidisciplinary approaches that address difficult problems. A key consideration in the decision to support a research proposal is that its findings are likely to stimulate new, basic behavioral research, which in turn, will lead to improved performance of Army personnel and their units. Proposals may address both traditional behavioral issues as well as psychophysiological (to include neuroscience) and network science approaches to social phenomena, memory, cognition, and personality. ARI cannot support proposals through this BAA that are primarily applied research projects (e.g., human factors studies or training program evaluations) or purely focused on physiology, psychopathology or behavioral health. Collaboration is encouraged among institutions of higher education (IHE’s), non-profit organizations, commercial organizations, and the other U.S. Military Services.

Eligible Institutions: Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
Closing Date:           30 June 2017
Program Funding:      discretionary
Award Ceiling:           none listed
Award Floor:              none listed
Instrument Type:       Grant, Cooperative Agreement or Contract
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html
Agency:  ARL

Emergency Citrus Disease Research and Extension request for pre-applications
USDA-NIFA-SCRI-006348
Synopsis:
The Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program (CDRE) is authorized in the Agricultural Act of 2014 (H.R. 2642) to award grants to eligible entities to conduct research and extension activities, technical assistance and development activities to: (a) combat citrus diseases and pests, both domestic and invasive and including huanglongbing and the Asian citrus psyllid, which pose imminent harm to United States citrus production and threaten the future viability of the citrus industry; and (b) provide support for the dissemination and commercialization of relevant information, techniques, and technologies discovered pursuant to research and extension activities funded through SCRI/CDRE and other research and extension projects targeting problems caused by citrus production diseases and invasive pests.

Eligible Institutions: Colleges and Universities
Closing Date:            12 May 2017
Program Funding:      $21,800,000
Award Ceiling:           none listed
Award Floor:              none listed
Instrument Type:        Grant
Cost Sharing/Matching:  YES

Link to the Solicitation: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293106
Agency:  NIFA

 

Lifelong Learning Machines (L2M)
HR001117S0016
Synopsis:
DARPA is soliciting highly innovative research proposals covering foundational components of a major advance in

  • neural networks,
  • machine learning, and
  • associated support systems

Eligible Institutions: unrestricted
Closing Date:            21 June 2017
Program Funding:      discretionary
Award Ceiling:           none listed
Award Floor:              none listed
Instrument Type:             Grant, Cooperative Agreement or Contract
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html
Agency:  DARPA