Funding Opportunities 11 May 2017

TO:                  Faculty and Staff

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

SUBJECT:        Funding Opportunities 11 May 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

Science, Mathematics and Research Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program
W9911NF-17-S-0009
Synopsis:
The SMART Scholarship Program was established by Congress as a means to strengthen the DoD science and technology workforce with highly skilled science and engineering professionals. This unique and prestigious program provides scholarships, which include tuition and stipend support to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in the technical fields listed in the overview of the funding opportunity. While in school, participants perform research as summer interns at DoD laboratories and return to those laboratories after graduation to complete a period of obligated employment service. This provides scholars with a unique opportunity to perform research in their respective area of interest that they would not have otherwise been able to do. The post-graduation employment commitment is equal to or greater than the amount of time the student received scholarship funding under this program. The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OASD(R&E))/Research Directorate (RD) manages the SMART Scholarship Program and to carry out its mission in support of these programs, OASD(R&E)/RD requires a recipient to collaborate effectively with the SMART Scholarship Program in achieving the four (4) fundamental elements listed below.

There are four (4) fundamental elements to the successful administration of the SMART Program. These elements are as follows:

  1. Cooperatively, with the SMART Program Office, assist in the administration of the program to include, but not limited to, the application cycle, monitoring and interaction with students during academic pursuit, monitoring of scholars upon graduation, hiring tracking, web site development and maintenance, and individual Service SMART program facilitation.
  2. In close collaboration with the SMART Program, develop and maintain a SMART Information Management System that will track, update, and maintain all SMART Program data.
  3. Develop and implement an annual marketing and outreach plan, in conjunction with the SMART Program, that supports colleges and universities on behalf of the SMART Program
  4. Assist the SMART Program with payment of scholar’s tuition, stipends, and other expenses on behalf of the Government.

Eligible Institutions:  Unrestricted
Closing Date:             11 July 2017
Program Funding:       discretionary
Award Ceiling:            none listed
Award Floor:               none listed
Instrument Type:         Cooperative Agreement
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation:  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293738
Agency:  DoD- Dept of Army- Materiel Command

Drugs Abuse Prevention Intervention Research
PA-15-080
Synopsis:
. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages R21 grant applications for research that will employ rigorous scientific methods to test theoretically derived hypotheses to increase understanding of the science of drug use prevention within diverse populations and settings and across the lifespan. The FOA seeks applications that encompass investigations of cognitive, behavioral, and social processes as they relate to:

1) development of novel prevention approaches;

2) efficacy and effectiveness of prevention interventions or programs;

3) processes that optimize the selection, integration, implementation and sustainability of science-based prevention, including systems-level and health economic factors; and

4) methodologies appropriate for studying complex aspects of prevention science.

Eligible Institutions:  Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Closing Date:             07 Sept. 2017
Program Funding:       discretionary
Award Ceiling:            $200,000
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=271248
Agency:  NIH

Telemedicine to Improve HIV Care among Minority Persons Living with HIV in Urban Areas
CDC-RFA-PS17-1710
Synopsis:
This demonstration project will tailor an existing telemedicine program for racial and ethnic minority PLWH in urban areas with increased HIV burden, to improve service delivery and retention in care. The tailored telemedicine program will increase efficiency of care delivery and accessibility to care and case management services by reducing barriers associated with retention.

Closing Date:             30 May 2017
Program Funding:       $3,000,000
Award Ceiling:            $834,000
Award Floor:               $166,000
Instrument Type:         Cooperative Agreement
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation:  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=291242
Agency:  CDC

Risk Management Education Partnership Program
USDA-PP-RMED-2017
Synopsis:
The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to deliver crop insurance education and risk management training to U.S. agricultural producers to assist them in identifying and managing production, marketing, legal, financial, and human risk.

Eligible Institutions:  Unrestricted
Closing Date:             10 July 2017
Program Funding:       $4,000,000
Award Ceiling:            $4,000,000
Award Floor:               none listed
Instrument Type:         Cooperative Agreement
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation:  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=293739
Agency:  USDA- Risk Management Education