Funding Opportunities 15 June 2017

TO:                  Faculty and Staff

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

SUBJECT:        Funding Opportunities 15 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 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

DoD Research and Education for HBCU’s
W911NF-17-S-0010
Synopsis:
The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the research and education program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI). The program is executed under policy and guidance of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E)) and is administered by ARO, ONR, and AFOSR, hereafter called “the Agencies.” This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to

(a) enhance research programs and capabilities in scientific and engineering disciplines critical to the national security functions of DoD;

(b) enhance the capacity of HBCU/MI to participate in DoD research programs and activities; and

(c) increase the number of graduates, including underrepresented minorities, in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) important to the defense mission.

Eligible Institutions:  Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Closing Date:             10 Aug 2017
Program Funding:       discretionary
Award Ceiling:            none listed
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=294603

Agency:  Department of the Army- Materiel Command 

Feed the Future Innovation lab for Peanut Research
RFA-OAA-17-000009
Synopsis:
The PRIL will consider value chain as a whole, directing research project to utilize outputs of concurrent or former research to investigate improvements of peanut production.

Eligible Institutions:  Public and State Controlled Colleges and Universities
Closing Date:             6 Sept 2017
Program Funding:       discretionary
Award Ceiling:            $35,000,000
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=294574
Agency:  Agency for International Development 

Defense Sciences
HR001117S0040
Synopsis:
The mission of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is to identify and pursue high-risk, high-payoff research initiatives across a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and to transform these initiatives into disruptive technologies for U.S. national security. In support of this mission, the DSO Office-wide BAA invites proposers to submit innovative basic or applied research concepts that explore:

  • Physical and Natural Systems,
  • Human-Machine and Social Systems, and/or
  • Math and Computational Systems

through the lens of one or more of the following technical domains:

  1. Complexity Engineering,
  2. Science of Design,
  3. Noosphere,
  4. Fundamental Limits, and
  5. New Foundations.

Proposals must investigate innovative approaches that enable revolutionary advances. DSO is explicitly not interested in approaches or technologies that primarily result in evolutionary improvements to the existing state of practice.

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

Link to the Solicitation:  https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=294598
Agency:  DARPA