Funding Opportunities 12 June 2017

TO:                  Faculty and Staff

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

SUBJECT:       Funding Opportunities 12 June 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

Public Humanities Projects
Public Humanities Projects grants support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences. Projects must engage humanities scholarship to analyze significant themes in disciplines such as history, literature, ethics, and art history, or to address challenging issues in contemporary life. NEH encourages projects that involve members of the public in collaboration with humanities scholars or that invite contributions from the community in the development and delivery of humanities programming. This grant program supports a variety of forms of audience engagement. Applications should follow the parameters set out below for one of the following three formats: • Community Conversations: This format supports one- to two-year-long series of community-wide public discussions that bring together a diverse group of residents to address important topics relevant to their town or city, guided by the perspectives of the humanities. Applicants must demonstrate prior experience conducting public and nonpartisan dialogues about important topics. • Exhibitions: This format supports permanent exhibitions that will be on view for at least three years, or travelling exhibitions that will be available to public audiences in at least two venues in the United States (including the originating location). • Historic Places: This format supports the interpretation of historic sites, houses, neighborhoods, and regions, which might include living history presentations, guided tours, exhibitions, and public programs. NEH encourages projects that explore humanities ideas through multiple formats. Proposed projects may include complementary components: for example, a museum exhibition might be accompanied by a website, mobile app, or discussion programs. Your application must identify one primary format for your project and follow the application instructions for that format.

Eligible Institutions:  Public and State Controlled Colleges and Universities
Closing Date:             9 Aug 2017
Program Funding:       discretionary
Award Ceiling:            $1,000,000
Award Floor:               $1
Instrument Type:         Grant
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation:
Agency:  NEH

Geography and Spatial Sciences Program
s specified in the Geography and Spatial Sciences Program <a title=”GSS Strategic Plan, 2017-2021″ href=”“>strategic plan</a>, the mission of the NSF Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) Program is to promote:< ul>< li>Basic scientific research in geography and spatial science that advances theory, fundamental understanding, and scientific approaches and addresses the challenges facing society.</li>< li>The education and training of geographers and spatial scientists in order to enhance the capabilities of current and future generations of researchers.The involvement of geographers and spatial scientists ininterdisciplinary research. The Geography and Spatial Sciences Program supports basic research about the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth. Investigators are encouraged to propose plans for research about the nature, causes, and consequences of human activity and natural environmental processes across a range of scales. Projects about a broad range of topics may be appropriate for support if they offer promise of enhancing fundamental geographical knowledge, concepts, theories, methods, and their application to societal problems and concerns. GSS provides support through a number of different funding mechanisms: Regular research awards. Doctoral dissertation research improvement (DDRI) awards. Faculty early-career development (CAREER) awards. Awards for conferences, group travel, and community-development activities.  Research coordination network (RCN) awards. Rapid-response research (RAPID) awards. In rare and unusual cases, GSS may support early-concept grants for exploratory research (EAGER), research advanced by interdisciplinary science and engineering (RAISE) awards, and other special kinds of award mechanisms established by NSF. Investigators must discuss the rationale for submitting any of these kinds of proposals with GSS program directors prior to the submission of a proposal. These types of proposals are permitted by GSS only in rare and unusual cases because GSS strives to be open to ideas and approaches in early stages of development, and GSS emphasizes the potential longer-term significance of new lines of inquiry as part of its merit evaluation of all types of proposals, including regular research proposals. There are two different solicitations that provide information about proposals to be submitted for consideration by GSS:This solicitation provides instructions for submission of proposals for regular research awards; proposals for awards for conferences, group travel, and community-development activities; proposals for research coordination network (RCN) awards; and proposals for rapid-response research (RAPID) awards.

Eligible Institutions:  Unrestricted
Closing Date:            7 Sept 2017
Program Funding:       $6,000,000
Award Ceiling:            $400,000
Award Floor:               $40,000
Instrument Type:         Grant
Cost Sharing/Matching:          NO

Link to the Solicitation:
Agency:  NSF