Funding Opportunities 7 August 2017

TO:                  Faculty and Staff

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

SUBJECT:        Funding Opportunities 7 August 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
 

Process Separations
PD-18-1417
Synopsis:
The Process Separations program is part of the Chemical Process Systems cluster, which includes also

1) Catalysis;

2) Process Systems, Reaction Engineering, and Molecular Thermodynamics; and

3) Energy for Sustainability.

The Process Separations program supports research focused on novel methods and materials for separation processes, such as those central to the chemical, biochemical, bioprocessing, materials, energy, and pharmaceutical industries. A fundamental understanding of the interfacial, transport, and thermodynamic behavior of multiphase chemical systems as well as quantitative descriptions of processing characteristics in the process-oriented industries is critical for efficient resource management and effective environmental protection. The program encourages proposals that address long standing challenges and emerging research areas and technologies, have a high degree of interdisciplinary work coupled with the generation of fundamental knowledge, and the integration of education and research. Research topics of particular interest include fundamental molecular-level work on: Design of scalable mass separating agents and/or a mechanistic understanding of the interfacial thermodynamics and transport phenomena that relate to purification of gases, chemicals, or water. Design or improvement of mass separation agents or processes that are based upon, and advance, transport principles. Downstream purification of biologically derived chemicals for increased throughput. Field (flow, magnetic, electrical) induced separations and other innovative approaches that address a significant reduction in energy and/or materials requirements in the process industries. NOTE: Proposals concerning the separation of components from blood with simultaneous detection using sensors for the purpose of biomedical diagnostic should be redirected to the Nano-Biosensing program (7909). Proposals that deal with deployment or improved performance of existing materials for water purification should be redirected to the Environmental Engineering program (1440). Innovative proposals outside of these specific interest areas may be considered. However, prior to submission, it is recommended that the PI contact the Program Director to avoid the possibility of the proposal being returned without review. The duration of unsolicited awards is generally one to three years. The typical award size for the program is around $100,000 per year.

Eligible Institutions:  Unrestricted
Closing Date:            Proposals accepted anytime
Program Funding:      $3,200,000
Award Ceiling:           none listed
Award Floor:              none listed
Instrument Type:         Grant
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505458
Agency:  NSF

 

Combustion and Fire Systems
PD-18-1407
Synopsis:
The Combustion and Fire Systems program is part of the Transport Phenomena cluster, which includes also

1) Fluid Dynamics;

2) Particulate and Multiphase Processes; and

3) Thermal Transport Processes.

The goal of the Combustion and Fire Systems program is to generate cleaner global and local environments, enhance public safety, improve energy and homeland security, and enable more efficient energy conversion and manufacturing. The program endeavors to create fundamental scientific knowledge and engineering solutions that are needed to develop useful combustion applications and for mitigating the effects of fire. The program aims to identify and understand the controlling basic principles and use that knowledge to create predictive capabilities for designing and optimizing practical combustion devices. Additional outcomes of interest for this program include: broad-based tools; experimental, theoretical, and computational; which can be applied to a variety of problems in combustion and fire systems; science and technology for clean and efficient generation of power, both stationary and mobile; combustion science and technology for energy-efficient manufacturing; research that enables clean global and local environments (reduction in combustion generated pollutants); enhanced public safety and homeland security through research on fire growth, inhibition and suppression; and education and training of an innovative workforce for power, transportation, and manufacturing industries. Research areas of interest for this program include:

Basic Combustion Science: Laminar and turbulent combustion of gas, liquid, and solid fuels in premixed, non-premixed, partially premixed, and homogeneous modes over a broad range of temperatures, pressures and length scales; burning of novel and synthetic fuels; development of predictive models and diagnostic tools.

Combustion Science Related to Clean Energy: Increasing efficiency and reducing pollution; production and use of renewable fuels; biomass combustion, gasification, and fast pyrolysis; technologies such as oxy-fuel combustion and chemical looping combustion for carbon capture.

Fire Prevention: Improved understanding of fires to prevent their spread, inhibit their growth, and suppress them.

Innovative proposals outside of these specific interest areas may be considered. However, prior to submission, it is recommended that the PI contact the Program Director to avoid the possibility of the proposal being returned without review. The duration of unsolicited awards is generally one to three years. The typical award size for the program is $100,000 per year.

Eligible Institutions:  Unrestricted
Closing Date:             Proposals accepted anytime
Program Funding:       $4,654,000
Award Ceiling:            none listed
Award Floor:               none listed
Instrument Type:        Grant
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505474
Agency:  NSF
 

NEA Research: Art Works
2018NEAORA
Synopsis:
The Arts Endowment’s support of a project may start on May 1, 2018, or any time thereafter. Grants generally may cover a period of performance of up to two years, with an exception for projects that include primary data collection as part of the proposed activity. Projects that include primary data collection may request up to three years. Projects that extend beyond one year will be required to submit an annual progress report. A grantee may not receive more than one National Endowment for the Arts grant for the same project during the same period of performance. Program Description In September 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) Office of Research & Analysis published a five-year research agenda, supported by a system map and measurement model. Titled How Art Works, the report offers a framework for studying research topics critical to a broader public understanding of the arts’ value and/or impact for individuals and communities. In December 2016, the NEA’s research office updated its five-year agenda for 2017-2021, which reflects a tighter focus on Arts Participation and Arts/Cultural Assets as essential research topics. Arts Participation, in the new agenda, remains inclusive of various modes of participation and specific arts activities. These modes are: attending arts events; reading literature; creating or performing art; consuming art via electronic media; and learning in the arts. Arts/Cultural Assets denotes artists and arts workers, arts venues and platforms, and arts organizations and industries. The NEA is interested in research seeking to identify and to examine: • Factors that enhance or inhibit Arts Participation or Arts/Cultural Assets; • Detailed characteristics of Arts Participation or Arts Cultural/Assets, and their interrelationships; • Individual-level outcomes of Arts Participation, including those corresponding with the following domains: o social and emotional well-being o creativity, cognition, and learning o physiological processes of health and healing; and • Societal or community-level outcomes, including those corresponding with the following domains: o civic and corporate innovation o attraction for neighborhoods and businesses o national and/or state-level economic growth.

Eligible Institutions:  Public and State Controlled Colleges and Universities
Closing Date:            10 Oct 2017
Program Funding:       discretionary
Award Ceiling:            $100,000
Award Floor:               $10,000
Instrument Type:         Grant
Cost Sharing/Matching:  NO

Link to the Solicitation: https://www.arts.gov/grants-organizations/research-art-works
Agency:  NEA