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Funding Opportunities Roundup: June 5

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs NSF 15-573

The Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports transformative research and education projects that explore the foundations of computing and communication. The Division seeks advances in computing and communication theory, algorithm design and analysis, and the architecture and design of computers and software. CCF-supported projects also investigate revolutionary computing models and technologies based on emerging scientific ideas and integrate research and education activities to prepare future generations of computer science and engineering workers.

CISE’s Division of Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs:

  • The Algorithmic Foundations (AF)program;
  • The Communications and Information Foundations (CIF)program; and
  • The Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 170-200
Anticipated Funding Amount: Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows:

  • Small Projects – up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years;
  • Medium Projects – $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and
  • Large Projects – $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.

Full Proposal Submission Window Dates (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time):
Medium Projects: Sept. 10-16, 2015
Large Projects: Sept. 18-24, 2015
Small Projects: Nov. 4-18, 2015


Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs NSF 15-574

CISE’s Division of Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS) supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs:

  • The Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program;
  • The Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and
  • The Robust Intelligence (RI) program.

Proposals in the area of computer graphics and visualization may be submitted to any of the three core programs described above.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 150 to 200
Anticipated Funding Amount: Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows:

  • Small Projects – up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years;
  • Medium Projects – $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and
  • Large Projects – $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.

Full Proposal Submission Window Dates (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time):
Medium Projects: Sept. 10-16, 2015
Large Projects: Sept. 18-24, 2015
Small Projects: Nov. 4-18, 2015


Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research-Technology Translaton (PFI: AIR-TT) NSF 15-570

The PFI program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships is an umbrella for two complementary subprograms: Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) and Building Innovation Capacity. Overall, the PFI program offers opportunities to connect new knowledge to societal benefit through translational research efforts and/or partnerships that encourage, enhance, and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship. This solicitation serves as an early opportunity to move previously NSF-funded research results with promising commercial potential along the path toward commercialization. Projects are supported to demonstrate proof-of-concept, prototype, or scale-up while engaging faculty and students in entrepreneurial/innovative thinking.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 40-45
Anticipated Funding Amount: Up to $200,000 for 18 months per award

Eligibility Lineage Requirement: The Principal Investigator (PI) or a co-PI must have had an NSF award that ended no more than six years prior to the full proposal deadline date or be a current NSF award recipient. The proposed proof-of-concept or prototype/ scale-up must be derived from the research results and/or discoveries from this underlying NSF award. Note: a proposal describing sole lineage to any of the following programs is not allowed and may be returned without review: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Research Experiences for Teachers (RET), the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), PFI: AIR-TT, PFI: AIR-RA, I-CorpsTM, and SBIR/STTR.

Letter of Intent (required) Due Date (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time): Sept. 8, 2015
Full Proposal Deadline (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time): Oct. 9, 2015


Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) NSF 15-575

This program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity from:

  • a Trustworthy Computing Systems (TWC) perspective and/or a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) perspective;
  • the Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS) perspective; or
  • the Transition to Practice (TTP) perspective.

Anticipated Type of Award: Standard Grant or Continuing Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 85; in FY 2016, NSF anticipates approximately 8 Education awards, 51 Small awards, 20 Medium awards and 6 Large awards.
Anticipated Funding Amount: Proposers are invited to submit proposals in three project classes, which are defined as follows:

  • Small Projects – up to $500,000 total budget with durations up to three years;
  • Medium Projects – $500,001 to $1,200,000 total budget with durations up to four years; and
  • Large Projects – $1,200,001 to $3,000,000 total budget with durations up to five years.

Full Proposal Submission Window Dates (due by 5 p.m. proposer’s local time):
Medium Projects: Sept. 10-16, 2015
Large Projects: Sept. 18-24, 2015
Small Projects: Nov. 4-18, 2015


NIH Opportunities

For more NIH Opportunities, join the UT NIH Research Community by contacting Jennifer Webster (jwebster@utk.edu) and start receiving the weekly NIH Digest.

  • NIA Collaborative Networks to Advance Delirium Research (R24) (RFA-AG-16-009)
  • NIDA Fast-Track Development of Medications to Treat Cannabis Use Disorders (UG3/UH3) (PAR-15-267)

Limited Submissions

Find information about limited submissions on the Limited Submissions Opportunities page.

Economic Analysis of the National Need for Technology Infrastructure to Support the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI)

NIST is soliciting applications to assess the economic impacts of meeting the Nation’s need for technology infrastructure to support the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI). The goal of the analysis is to identify gaps in the Nation’s technology infrastructure needed to support the MGI and estimate the economic value of eliminating the gaps that are inhibiting the advancement of technologies.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 6/10/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 7/28/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $400K total

 

National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will make an award to an eligible organization to support the 2016 VOCA National Training Conference for State VOCA Victim Assistance and Compensation Administrators and their staff. The selected organization will plan and administer training activities to bring VOCA assistance and compensation administrators and their staff together for a training conference. OVC funding will support the development and costs of administering a 2.5-day conference that will provide training and technical assistance and that will facilitate a forum for the presentation of state issues and practices. The conference will employ lectures, panels, workshops, and forums to explore ways to improve the delivery of services; provide an opportunity for VOCA administrators to exchange information, views, and experiences, and to remain up to date on the latest issues and trends in victims services and compensation; and provide training on effective program operations. Depending on the grantee’s performance and funding availability, additional funding may be provided to plan and hold future conferences.

Please see the full RFP for complete information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 6/8/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 7/13/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $175K total

 

ORAU Faculty Travel Grants Program

The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) is soliciting applications for the ORAU Faculty Travel Grants Program. The ORAU Travel Grants Program provides up to $800 to facilitate travel by a faculty member from an ORAU Sponsoring or Associate Institution or Branch Campus. Visits can be to collaborate with researchers at ORNL, Y-12, ORAU laboratories or work sites, or another ORAU institution. This program is not intended to support travel to work with current collaborations or to interact with potential collaborators at locations other than their laboratories, such as conferences.

Criteria for decisions to award travel grants include:

  • Potential engagement of others, especially students
  • Probability of a long-term collaboration
  • New collaboration (proposed partners have no strong current ties)
  • Well-defined outcome(s), such as a proposal to an identified opportunity, a white paper in anticipation of future funding, or a publication as a result of data collected during the visit.

Please contact Susan Ballentine, Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement (4-4863, Ballentine@utk.edu) for more information.

DEADLINES:
Notification of Interest to ORE: 7/31/2015 12 PM
Application to Agency: 9/1/2015
Estimated Program Funding: $800 per award


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