Funding Opportunities 26 September 2017

TO:                  Faculty and Staff

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

SUBJECT:       Funding Opportunities 26 September 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 

Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program, Complex Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Research Clinical Research Award
W81XWH-17-CTRR-CRA
Synopsis: The FY17/18 PH/TBIRP CTRR–CRA Program Announcement supports applied and translational research to advance the development of knowledge and materiel products for rehabilitation and restoration of function following TBI. PIs should explain how their work will inform the development, refinement, and/or revision of existing standards of care, clinical recommendations, or guidelines. TBI is defined as being caused by

(1) a direct blow or impact to the head,

(2) a penetrating head injury, or

(3) an exposure to external forces such as blast waves that disrupt the function of the brain.

Not all blows to the head or exposure to external forces result in a TBI. The severity of TBI may range from “mild,” a brief change in mental status or consciousness, to “severe,” an extended period of unconsciousness or confusion after the injury. Definitions of TBI severity can be found in Table 1 of the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Concussion-Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. The FY17/18 PH/TBIRP CTRR–CRA supports clinical research but not clinical trials. Supported research can include observational research studies. The FY17/18 PH/TBIRP CTRR–CRA is intended to support clinical research focused on understanding the clinical sequelae and mechanisms of recovery associated with TBI and TBI rehabilitation interventions.

The overarching goals of this award are to address TBI-related impairments and deficits including sensory, sensorimotor, and cognitive dysfunction to

(1) develop and validate rehabilitation outcome measures;

(2) define and evaluate mechanisms of injury progression or recovery associated with rehabilitation interventions; and

(3) improve clinician-driven assessment strategies to guide return-to-duty decision making.

Eligible Institutions:  Unrestricted
Closing Date:             27 Dec 2017
Program Funding:        $10,000,000
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=297121
Agency:  DoD- USAMRAA 

Specialty Crop Research Initiative Request for Pre-Applications
USDA-NIFA-SCRI-006394
Synopsis: The purpose of the SCRI program is to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production systems.

Eligible Institutions:  Colleges and Universities
Closing Date:             08 Dec 2017
Program Funding:        $48,100,000
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=297651
Agency:  USDA 

Promotion and Protection of Human Rights of LGBTI Persons
DRLA-DRLAQM-18-011
Synopsis: The Global Equality Fund (GEF), managed by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces a Request for Statements of Interest (SOIs) from civil society to promote and protect the human rights of LGBTI persons.

Eligible Institutions:  Colleges and Universities
Closing Date:             27 Oct 2017
Program Funding:        discretionary
Award Ceiling:             $500,000
Award Floor:                $250,000
Instrument Type:         Grant
Cost Sharing/Matching:  No

Link to the Solicitation: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=297674
Agency:  Department of State- Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor