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By Dr. Whittenburg (on 1/26/2011 @ 11:00:13, in Funding Opportunities, read 1202 times)

The Technology Innovation Program posted its “Programmatic Plan: FY 2011 – FY 2014.”

The plan outlines TIP’s current thinking as to possible directions for future funding. The program will continue to refine this plan as it works to address changing national priorities. Final decisions regarding the area(s) of critical national need and the specific societal challenge topic(s) for TIP investment will be announced publicly in the Federal Register, on Grants.gov, notice of Federal Funding Opportunity), and on the TIP website.

 
By Dr. Whittenburg (on 1/21/2011 @ 09:53:22, in Funding Opportunities, read 1172 times)
Please note that the DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING the notice of intent for the NASA EPSCoR is close-of-business TODAY. The notice-of-intent is required.
 
By Admin (on 1/5/2011 @ 11:13:46, in Funding Opportunities, read 1288 times)

FYI. UNO ORSP will be submitting a proposal in response to this RFP.  If you also plan on submitting a proposal please keep me in the loop in the development stage of your proposal.  This email has been distributed to all faculty/staff.

Attached (in both MSWord and PDF) is the FY2011 NSF EPSCoR Regional Grantwriting Workshop RFP.  This RFP solicits proposals from universities interested in sponsoring workshops to help faculty develop and improve their grantwriting skills.

The RFP will also be made available on the Board's Sponsored Programs website at http://laregents.org.  Please distribute widely on your campus. 

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Jim Gershey, Executive Director of Special Programs Louisiana Board of Regents
1201 N. Third Street, Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (physical address)
Post Office Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677 (post office address)
telephone: 225-342-4253
fax: 225-342-3371
jim.gershey@la.gov

Attached File:  Grantwriting_2011_RFP.pdf

 
By Admin (on 1/5/2011 @ 11:10:37, in Funding Opportunities, read 1268 times)

Attached (in both MSWord and PDF) is the FY2011 NASA EPSCoR Request for Proposals (RFP), which requests proposals from Louisiana researchers for possible submission to NASA by the Board of Regents. This RFP is being issued in response to the release of the FY2011 NASA EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN), which is also attached to this email.

The Board's RFP will also be made available on the Board's Sponsored Programs website at http://laregents.org.  Please distribute widely on your campus.

This email has been distributed to all faculty/staff.

Attached File:  EPSCoR_2011_Research CAN.zip

 
By Admin (on 1/4/2011 @ 09:50:45, in Funding Opportunities, read 1235 times)

Deadline for submission of Statements of Interest is 28 January 2011.  This email has been distributed to all faculty/staff.

This is a solicitation from the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program for Statements of Interest proposing two-year coastal research projects.  The Statement of Interest serves as a project pre-proposal that identifies a topic relevant to coastal and marine needs in Louisiana and the nation. It describes both the scope of the need, problem, or opportunity and how the results achieved would contribute to development, conservation, or utilization of coastal and marine resources. Statements allow for review of concepts, rationale, general approach, and expected outcomes and impacts before faculty must commit to providing a narrative of detailed methodology, literature review, and other requirements of a full proposal.


1. Priority Focus Areas are: 1) Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, 2) Sustainable Coastal Development, 3) Safe and Sustainable Seafood Supply, and 4) Hazard Resilience in Coastal Communities. We strongly suggest that you access a complete explanation of these priorities and their attendant Goals and Strategies at Louisiana Sea Grant Strategic Plan 2009-2013.


2. Proposals must be strong in scientific and professional merit, rationale and user relationships. Other criteria apply.


3. 50% match is required for all awards.


4. Faculty may participate in a maximum of two Statements of Interest. Listing as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, or Associate Investigator counts as participation.


Size of Grant Awards


We will entertain Statements of Interest with maximum budgets of $90,000/year for either one or two year projects.  Occasionally projects that are evaluated highly, but fall just below the cutoff for full funding, can be supported at a reduced scope and cost with Program Development funds.


A fully completed and signed Statement of Interest, in either hard copy or PDF format, must be submitted to Ms. Katie Lea (Room 238 Sea Grant Building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 or klea@lsu.edu) by 4:00 PM on Friday, 28 January 2011 without exception.


Please go to Funding and Proposal Information 2012-2014 for complete information on Statement of Interest content specifications, appropriate forms, and submission procedures.  Contact me if you either encounter problems or have questions regarding the Statement of Interest.

Best regards,

Dave Nieland

www.laseagrant.org

 

 
By Admin (on 1/4/2011 @ 09:14:26, in Funding Opportunities, read 1212 times)
My last message was recently distributed by this office. Please note that the NASA EPSCoR proposal submission process is coordinated by the Board of Regents. They should soon be sending their own RFP. We will also distribute that announcement when it is made.
 
By Admin (on 1/3/2011 @ 12:22:03, in Funding Opportunities, read 1228 times)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have released the FY 2011 Research Announcement for the NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). Each funded NASA EPSCoR proposal is expected to establish research activities that will make significant contributions to the strategic research and technology development priorities of one or more of NASA’s four Mission Directorates—Aeronautics Research, Exploration Systems, Science, and Space Operations—, the Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT), and NASA’s ten Centers and contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of the proposing jurisdiction.

Public Law 102-58, passed in 1992, authorized NASA to initiate NASA EPSCoR to strengthen the research capability of jurisdictions that have not in the past participated equably in competitive aerospace research activities. The National Science Foundation (NSF) determines overall jurisdiction eligibility for NASA EPSCoR.   The following NASA EPSCoR jurisdictions may respond to this NASA EPSCoR solicitation: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.  Jurisdictions responding to this CAN may submit up to two proposals.

This solicitation may be accessed through the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) at http://nspires.nasaprs.com.

 
By Dr. Whittenburg (on 12/16/2010 @ 09:32:07, in Funding Opportunities, read 1242 times)
The Gulf of Mexico regional Sea Grant programs and their partners (Ocean Research Priorities Plan, NOAA’s Coastal Storms Program, NOAA Coastal Services Center, and the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program) are pleased to announce a multi-disciplinary funding opportunity. The following funding areas are addressed in the attached request for proposals: Coastal Storms Ecosystem Services Valuation Sea-Level-Rise The full funding opportunity description and more detailed guidance can be found at masgc.org/regionalresearch. Pre-proposals are due February 25, 2011 by 4 p.m. Central Time. The point of contact for each topic and questions on priorities are: Coastal Storms: Tracie Sempier, Coastal Storms Program Outreach Coordinator (tracie.sempier@usm.edu) or 228-818-8829 Ecosystem Services Valuation: Robert Stickney, Texas Sea Grant Director ( stickney@neo.tamu.edu) or 979-845-3902. Sea Level Rise Data, Products and Tools: Thomas Ruppert, Florida Sea Grant Legal Specialist (truppert@ufl.edu) or 352-392-5870. (See attached file: GOM Regional RFP 2012-2013.pdf)

Attached File:  GOM Regional RFP 2012-2013.pdf

 
By Admin (on 12/10/2010 @ 09:16:39, in Funding Opportunities, read 1352 times)

The EPSCoR Travel Grants for Emerging Faculty (TGEF) Program through the Louisiana Board of Regents provides funds to tenure-track (not tenured) faculty in science or engineering for travel to funding agencies to visit with program managers or to give major, invited presentations.  Faculty in the following disciplines can apply:

  • Biological sciences (all)
  • Mathematical & computer sciences
  •  Earth & environmental sciences (Geology, Oceanography, Environmental)
  • Engineering (all)
  •  Physical sciences (Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Social & behavioral sciences

Speaking with a program officer can provide insight on the proposal structure, the peer review process, and the focus of the agency; this can make your proposal more competitive.  An opportunity to make a presentation can make you more known in your field and open other doors for your career.  TGEF funding can pay for most or all of the expenses related to these trips which is important with the cuts in general fund budgets.

The awards are limited to $1,200 for travel expenses and the expenses must follow state travel guidelines.  Up to  $1,200 can also be obtained for the travel expense of a mentor that accompanies the faculty on the trip.

For more information on the program and the application process, please refer to the attached Request for Application.  The overall deadline for applications is June 30, 2015.  However, your application must be submitted at least 30 days prior to your proposed trip.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 280-6836 or send an email to stateORSP@uno.edu.

This was sent to all faculty and staff.

 

Attached File:  TGEF_RFA-2010.pdf

 
By Admin (on 12/1/2010 @ 15:46:11, in Funding Opportunities, read 1391 times)

The Graduate School, in association with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, is pleased to announce the doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DIG) program and the master’s Thesis Improvement Grant (TIG) program.  These programs provide supplemental funds for items not usually available from the student's academic department. Funds are to be used exclusively for necessary expenses incurred in the actual conduct of the dissertation/thesis research/scholarly/artistic work.

Eligibility:

Only students who have been admitted to candidacy (approved candidacy-masters/report on general-doctoral form on file) are eligible to apply.

Award Amount:

Students should only request the amount of funds needed to complete their thesis/dissertation.  Maximum amount of funding for DIG is $3000 and for TIG is $2000.

Please note that a statement from the department chair or the advisor certifying the student's progress towards the degree (completion of course work, progress towards degree, etc.) is required.  Interested students should begin the application process now and contact either their department chair or advisor to obtain this statement for their proposal. 

Complete details and the application material are attached to this email.  Deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, January 21st.  Decisions regarding funding should be available prior to February 1st. Complete application packets may be sent electronically to gradschool@uno.edu or delivered in hard-copy to the Graduate School at AD 205.  Please refer any questions to gradscholarships@uno.edu.

 

Attached File:  DTIG.pdf

 
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