UK Proposal Development Office

Limited Submissions - Other Agencies

***Administration on Aging - University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) HHS-2013-ACL-AIDD-DD-0041***

Description The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 funds to make five-year grants to up to 17 entities designated as University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD). These grantees carry out four core functions: (1) interdisciplinary pre-service preparation and continuing education of students and fellows; (2) community services, including training, technical assistance, and/or demonstration and model activities; (3) research; and (4) dissemination of information. UCEDDs are interdisciplinary education, research and public service units of universities, or public or not-for-profit entities associated with universities that implement the four core functions addressing, directly or indirectly, one or more of the areas of emphasis (e.g., quality assurance, education and early intervention, child care, health, employment, housing, transportation, recreation and other services available or offered to individuals in a community, including formal and informal community supports, that affect their quality of life). Funds made available under this funding opportunity are used to pay for the Federal share of the cost of the administration and operation of programs designated as UCEDDs.

Link to Full Announcement

Deadline: March 6, 2013

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Administration for Community Living (ACL) - Research and Demonstration Program to Improve Coordinated Transportation Systems for People with Disabilities and Older Adults HHS-2012-ACL-TC-1216

Description: The goal of this 5 year project is to identify proven models and approaches that can be used by states and communities across the country to empower people with disabilities and older adults to be actively involved in the design and implementation of coordinated transportation systems in ways that successfully make those systems responsive to the needs of these populations. Applicants seeking funding under this announcement may find it helpful to subcontract out some of the activities undertaken to implement this project to one or more national organizations with a successful track record and demonstrated experience in empowering people with disabilities and older adults to improve systems, such as making transportation systems responsive to meet the needs of people with disabilities and older adults.

Amount: Total Estimated Federal Funds Available: $1,000,000; Estimated Number of Awards: One (1) Award

Link to Solicitation: http://aoa.gov/AoARoot/Grants/Funding/docs/2012/FY2012_Transportation_FOA.pdf  

Institutional Limit: Only one application per agency/organization will be accepted.

Internal Competition: Because ACL limits the number of proposals to one application per institution, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Prospective applicants interested in responding to this program should send a pre-proposal with the following information to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, July 31. 2012:

  1. Names and departments of the Project Director, project personnel and key collaborators  or partners;
  2. Brief abstract of project to include the need, objectives, and work plan (1-2 p. max).

Deadline: August 14, 2012

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.) 

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Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality - Research Centers in Primary Care Practice Based Research and Learning (P30) – RFA-HS-12-002

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) solicits applications for Center Core grants (P30) to support Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Practice-Based Research and Learning.  Applications must consist of a primary organization with 3 or more affiliated regional PBRNs (including a PBRN affiliated with the primary organization) or a national PBRN organized around shared resources and research infrastructure. It is expected that each Center will foster a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary research environment.AHRQ is particularly interested in supporting an infrastructure that would accelerate both the generation of new knowledge and a community of learning for primary care practices to improve quality, patient safety and effectiveness of care. This funding opportunity provides no funds for specific research projects. The funds to be awarded are intended to strengthen the research and dissemination infrastructure of each Center. It is expected that as a result of this funding, Centers will be more equipped to compete for research funding from AHRQ and other funders and be better able to conduct primary care practice-based research and support quality improvement in member practices. Additionally, AHRQ intends to publish future “rapid-cycle” FOAs describing research projects that will be limited to funded Centers because of the cohesive infrastructure required to respond to these rapid-cycle funding opportunities.

Each Center must be comprised of an administrative core and a research core.  The administrative core must consist of, at a minimum, a Center Director and a Center Coordinator and will be responsible for member recruitment, retention, communication activities and facilitating learning activities across the member practices.  The research core must consist of personnel with an appropriate background and experience in PBRN-specific research methodologies. They will provide core expertise to develop new projects, conduct research, and analyze and evaluate findings. They will also be responsible for outreach and educational activities to funded academic investigators potentially interested in partnering with the PBRN for future funded research.

Guidelines and additional requirements:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-12-002.html

Because the AHRQ limits an institution to only one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to send the following information electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, December 20, 2011:

  • Names and departments of Project Director and other key personnel
  • Names of affiliated member practices
  • Project overview (2 pages) – Briefly describe the proposed research, the expertise of the director and key personnel, the team’s track record of success in practice-based research, and the nature and role of the participating institutions.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make recommendations as to the University’s submission. The AHRQ deadlines are optional letter of intent January 6, 2012 and complete application January 26, 2012.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

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Commerce, Department of – Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program (Funding Opportunity Number: 2013-NIST-AMTECH-01)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to establish and strengthen new and existing industry-led consortia that are focused on developing advanced technologies to address major technical problems that inhibit the growth of advanced manufacturing in the U.S., to identify and prioritize research projects supporting long-term industrial research needs and a range of eligible activities including but not limited to creating new or updating existing industry-led, shared-vision technology roadmaps for the development of technologies underpinning next-generation and/or transformational innovations, or undertaking other activities designed to establish and strengthen new and existing industry-led, multi-partner consortia that catalyze technology infrastructure and American excellence in advanced manufacturing.

NIST plans that approximately $4 million may be made available in FY 2013 to award multiple projects of up to approximately two (2) years in duration, in the range of approximately $250,000 to $500,000, subject to the availability of funds.

Further information can be found at:

http://www.nist.gov/ampo/upload/2013_AMTech_FFO.pdf

An organization may not submit more than one (1) application.

Because DOC only allows an organization to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, August 26, 2013:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • Title of program and funding opportunity number
  • An overview of the proposed program, including the challenges that need to be addressed, goals, objectives, and outcomes (maximum 2 pages)

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. Optional pre-applications should be received no later than September 6, 2013; the DOC deadline for full applications is October 21, 2013. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Commerce, Department of - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – Advanced Materials Center of Excellence

NIST is soliciting applications to establish an Advanced Materials Center of Excellence in which NIST researchers collaborate with interdisciplinary researchers from academia and industry on advanced materials development through innovations in measurement science and in new modeling, simulation, data, and informatics tools. NST expects to make one award for a total of approximately $300,000 for eighteen months.

Competitive applications for a Center should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to create and manage a

world-class research program aimed at broadly accelerating the design, discovery, development and deployment of advanced materials by the nation’s academic and industry enterprises. Proposed Centers should address two broad challenges through a partnership with NIST:

  1. Foster the development of integrated computational, modeling and other data-driven tools needed to achieve the accelerated development of advanced materials as envisioned in the administration’s Materials Genome Initiative;
  2. Foster the discovery of revolutionary new materials by academic and industry researchers by leveraging and amplifying access to the world-class, often unique facilities and expertise for materials characterization at NIST

Limited Submission: An organization may only be the lead organization on one proposal.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements: http://www.nist.gov/coe/advmat/upload/coe-advmat-ffo.pdf

Because NIST only allows an organization to submit one proposal as the lead organization under this competition, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals or departments interested in administering this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, July 16, 2013:

  • Names and departments of Project Director and key personnel
  • Brief project description (2 pages maximum) including the research focus areas, engagement plan, computational tools, and the evaluation metrics.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. The NIST deadline is August 12, 2013.

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Commonwealth of Kentucky/Kentucky Department for Local Government - Consultation on Energy Savings Performance

The Kentucky Department for Local Government’s Local Government Energy Retrofit Program issued a solicitation that has a deadline of June 10, 2013:

Title:  Consultation on energy savings performance contracting
Solicitation:  RFP 112 1300000371

This is a limited submission.  Anyone planning to submit an application in response to this solicitation is to send the following information electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu by 5:00 p.m. today, June 5, 2013:

            Name and Department of PI and key personnel
            Description of proposed approach as it relates to delivering the scope of work (1 page)

A decision will be made based on the information received; the external deadline is Monday, June 10.

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Defense, U.S. Deparment of - Defense Logistics Agency Office of Small Business Programs Procurement Technical Assistance Program

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) invites applications for cooperative agreement applications (DLA 20130412) to the Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP). Under the PTAP, DLA provides financial assistance to Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACTs) to serve as a resource for businesses to obtain information and training related to contracting opportunities with the Department of Defense, other Federal agencies, and state and local governments. The purpose of the program is to provide specialized and professional technical assistance to individuals and businesses that are seeking to pursue and successfully perform under contracting and subcontracting opportunities with the entities listed above. Eligible applicants will have knowledge and understanding of relevant contracting policies of these entities from direct experience or formal training. All funds provided under the cooperative agreement are to be used for the sole purpose of providing procurement technical assistance to business entities. For solicitation details, click the link below: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=230380

DLA limits an award to $600,000 for a PTAC providing state-wide coverage and $300,000 for one providing less than state-wide coverage. Cost-sharing is required (DLA’s share of cost is limited to no more than 50% unless the PTAC serves a distressed area, in which case DLA will bear 75% of the total cost). See the solicitation for details.

Because DLA limits an organization to submission of only one application under this competition, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. An entity that submits more than one application or is also listed as a subrecipient in another eligible entity’s application will not be considered for award. Individuals interested in applying as the lead institution or as a subrecipient are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

  • Names and departments of Project Director and key personnel
  • Proposed role (lead or subrecipient; if subrecipient, identify the lead institution).
  • Brief project narrative (2 pages maximum) including the PTAC’s service area, expertise in the contracting area, and a description of the outreach effort to business firms, the types of assistance offered, and the client counseling and information services to be offered.
  • Budget with proposed cost share and potential sources of contribution for the match.

Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. The DLA Step (1) submission is to be completed before July 17, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. DLA will provide notice of the Step (2) deadline.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Education, U.S. Department of - Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, CFDA Number 84.217A

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Program) is a discretionary grant program that awards grants to institutions of higher education for projects designed to provide disadvantaged college students with effective preparation for doctoral study.  The Department of Education is announcing three competitive preference priorities for this competition:
  • Competitive Preference Priority 1—Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education
    (Projects that increase the number of individuals in the McNair Program’s target population that have access to rigorous STEM programs at the postsecondary level and are prepared for graduate study and careers in STEM)
  • Competitive Preference Priority 2—Improving Productivity
    (Projects designed to significantly increase efficiency in the use of resources while improving student outcomes)
  • Competitive Preference Priority 3—Building Evidence of Effectiveness
    (Projects that propose ways to increase the evidence base around strategies that may help low-income, first-generation students complete undergraduate education and enter and complete graduate programs, particularly in the STEM fields)

Further information can be found at: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=169777

An organization may submit only one (1) proposal under this competition.

Because the Department of Education only allows an organization to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Friday, May 25, 2012:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • The competitive preference priorities the project will address (see above list)
  • A short description (1-2 pages) of how the project will provide disadvantaged college students with effective preparation for doctoral study

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation.  The Dept. of Education deadline is June 8, 2012.  Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Education, U.S. Department of - Training Program for TRIO Programs

The Training Program provides grants to train the staff and leadership personnel employed in, participating in, or preparing for employment in, projects funded under the Federal TRIO Programs to improve the operation of these projects.  Each application must address one of the following absolute priorities:

Absolute Priority 1. Training to improve: Reporting student and project performance; and the rigorous evaluation of project performance in order to design and operate a model TRIO project.

Absolute Priority 2. Training on: Budget management, and the statutory and regulatory requirements for operation of projects funded under the Federal TRIO Programs.

Absolute Priority 3. Training on: Assessment of student needs; retention and graduation strategies, including both secondary and postsecondary retention and graduation strategies; and the use of appropriate educational technology in the operation of projects funded under the Federal TRIO programs.

Absolute Priority 4. Training on: Assisting students in receiving adequate financial aid from programs assisted under Title IV of the HEA and from other programs; college and university admissions policies and procedures; and proven strategies to improve the financial literacy and economic literacy of students.

Absolute Priority 5. Training on: Strategies for recruiting and serving hard-to-reach student populations.

Further information can be found at: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=170414

An organization must submit a separate application for each absolute priority it wishes to address. The Dept. of Education limits an organization to submitting one (1) application under each of these absolute priority areas.

Because the Department of Education only allows an organization to submit one application under each absolute priority area, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, May 29, 2012:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • The absolute priority the project will address
  • A short description (1-2 pages) of the project

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make recommendations.  The Dept. of Education deadline is June 13, 2012.  Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Energy, U.S. Department of – Accelerating the Deployment of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies in South Africa and Saudi Arabia

The objective of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop and implement a variety of activities that deploy U.S. technical expertise in areas such as strategic and policy planning and analysis, energy market analysis, energy modeling, workforce development, and technical analysis to prime markets for increased use of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies in South Africa and Saudi Arabia. Benefits to the U.S. include potentially increased exports of domestic clean energy technologies and services in rapidly expanding markets, as well as access to data on clean energy policy and program successes and challenges that can inform U.S. national and sub-national policy development.

This announcement will provide funding for projects in the target countries identified below.

  • Topic Area/Target Market 1: Africa: the Republic of South Africa
  • Topic Area /Target Market 2: Middle East: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Department of Energy anticipates providing two awards totaling $900k (one $450k award for activities in South Africa; one $450k award for activities in Saudi Arabia) with a project period of up to three years.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=230774

Limited Submission:  Applicants may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application for consideration under each Topic Area of this FOA.

Because the Department of Energy only allows an applicant to submit one Concept Paper and Full Application per topic, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, April 30, 2013:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director, key personnel, and any partners
  • The DOE Topic for the project
  • Project overview (2 pages maximum) including the project objectives, primary approaches (project areas, activities, and a description of the current targeted markets), expected outcomes and impacts.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. The Department of Energy deadline is May 20, 2013 for the required concept papers. DOE will send feedback and those submitting concept papers are eligible to submit full applications, which are due July 5, 2013.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Energy, U.S. Department of – Administration of the Wave Energy Converter Prize (DE-FOA-0000979)

The Water Power Program is seeking a Prize Administrator with expertise in prize competitions to collaborate with DOE, technical experts, and a wave tank testing facility in developing and implementing the Wave Energy Converter (WEC) Prize. The WEC Prize competition aims to attract innovative ideas from developers new to the industry and next generation ideas from existing developers by offering a monetary prize purse and providing an opportunity for tank testing and evaluation of scaled WEC prototypes. The Program envisions that this competition will achieve game-changing performance enhancements to WEC devices, establishing a pathway to sweeping cost reductions at a commercial scale. Administration of the WEC Prize will include: prize development, implementation of the WEC Prize competition stages (e.g. design, build, and test and evaluation), and post-competition publicity and evaluation of impact of the WEC Prize.

Limited Submission:  Applicants may only submit one Concept Paper for consideration under this Funding Opportunity Announcement as the Prime Applicant. This limitation does not prohibit an applicant from collaborating on other applications (as a Subrecipient or partner).

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaIdb90bb713-09f9-48d4-ae03-37263f4b0c5a

Because the Department of Energy only allows an applicant to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, March 25, 2014:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director, key personnel and project partners
  • Title of the DOE program and/or funding opportunity announcement number
  • Program overview (2 pages maximum) including the proposed approach to developing and implementing the WEC Prize to meet the broad Program Goal.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation as to the University’s applicant. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The Department of Energy deadlines are:  April 7, 2014 for required Concept Papers and May 14, 2014 for invited Full Applications.

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Energy, U.S. Department of – Better Buildings: Commercial Energy Efficiency Solutions

The Department of Energy seeks to fund  integrated technical and business strategies that can bridge the gap between “R&D,” “demonstrated in the field,” “market acceptance”, and “deployed at scale,” resulting in dramatic increases in the efficiency of small commercial buildings by at least 20% in existing buildings and to meet or exceed Architecture 2030 50% Challenge targets (both design and actual performance) in new construction.   To achieve these goals, the Commercial Buildings Integration program seeks applications from multi-faceted teams of deployment organizations – those that can directly control programs that interact with the small commercial market at scale, such as energy efficiency incentive, finance, technical assistance or other market uptake programs, local or industry challenge programs, building code education and support, etc. -- and research teams who develop and demonstrate solutions for a complementary small buildings market segment – and demonstration partners to bring the solution to industry and business through existing relationships, buildings and/or projects.  Successful teams should show not only innovation in products, systems, technical, or business approaches, but also must demonstrate the ability and experience to deploy the solution to a segment of the small commercial building market through existing, realistic market channels.  The team must also show how the deployment model or strategy can scale nationally in the small commercial building marketplace, leading to significant, quantified national energy savings.

Cost Sharing: The cost share must be at least 50% of the total project cost.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx#FoaId25b8136c-aa7b-4ed2-b7af-89c1a6d6e953

Limited Submission:  Applicants may only submit one Concept Paper (required) and one Full Application for consideration under this FOA.

Because the Department of Energy only allows an applicant to submit one Concept Paper and Full Application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, March 12, 2013:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director, key personnel, and any project partners
  • Project description (2 pages maximum)  
  • A budget with cost share and potential sources of funding for that cost share. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. The Department of Energy deadline is March 22, 2013 for required concept papers.  Full proposals are due April 24, 2013.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Energy, U.S. Department of – Bioenergy Technologies Incubator (DE-FOA-0000974)

Background:  The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO)’s mission is to engage in research and development (R&D) and demonstration at increasing scale activities to transform renewable biomass resources into commercially viable, high-performance biofuels, and bioproducts and biopower that enable biofuel production. The Bioenergy Incubator Program is intended to identify potentially impactful technologies and solutions that are not meaningfully addressed in BETO’s strategic plan or project portfolio; not projects that are incremental improvements to current products or processes or for established work in BETO’s strategic plan or current portfolio.

BETO invites any and all impactful proposals which significantly advance the mission of the BETO. It is expected that proposals will be at early “Technology Readiness Levels” ranging from technology concept and/or application formulated to component and/or breadboard validation in laboratory environment. Successful incubator projects will reduce the risk associated with potentially breakthrough approaches and technologies so that they could be viable candidates in future program roadmaps.

Cost Share Requirement: 20% of the total project costs.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251800

Limited Submission:  Applicants may only submit one Concept Paper (required) and one Full Application for consideration under this competition. This limitation does not prohibit an applicant from collaborating on other applications (e.g., as a potential Subrecipient or partner) so long as the entity is only listed as the Prime Applicant on one Full Application.

Because the Department of Energy only allows an applicant to submit one concept paper and one full application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, March 11, 2014:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director, key personnel and project partners
  • Title of the program and/or funding opportunity announcement number
  • Project overview (2 pages maximum)
  • A budget with cost share and potential sources of funding for that cost share. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation as to the University’s applicant. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The Department of Energy deadline for required Concept Papers is March 31, 2014.

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Energy, U.S. Department of – Biological and Chemical Upgrading for Advanced Biofuels and Products (DE-FOA-0001085)

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announces a notice of availability of funds for financial assistance in order to address the development, improvement and demonstration of integrated biological or chemical upgrading technology for the production of substitutes for petroleum‐based feedstocks, products and fuels. EERE seeks diversification of the Bioenergy Technologies Office portfolio to include a variety of chemical and biological upgrading technologies for the production of a suite of hydrocarbon fuels, fuel intermediates and chemicals (beyond ethanol) to be produced in an integrated fashion from biologically or chemically derived intermediate feed streams, such as but not limited to cellulosic sugars, lignocellulose derivatives, lignin, cellulosic alcohols, bio-solids and biogases. For the purposes of this FOA lignocellulosic sugars will not be allowable fuel intermediates.

Specifically, EERE requests applications related to the following two topic areas:

  • Topic Area 1: Process development and optimization of a single unit operation for the upgrading of chemically or biologically derived intermediates to fuels and products. Single step biological or chemical upgrading processes will be the focus of this topic area.
  • Topic Area 2: Process development and optimization of multiple unit operations for the upgrading and separations of chemically or biologically derived intermediates to fuels and products. Hybrid chemical and biological upgrading processes with the integration of separation steps will be the focus of this topic area.

Cost Share Requirement: 20% of total project costs.

Limited Submission:  Applicants may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application for each topic area. This limitation does not prohibit an applicant from collaborating on other applications (as a Subrecipient or partner) so long as the entity is only listed as the Prime Applicant on one Full Application submitted under this FOA.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaId3459fab1-afc6-42cc-b7a4-a35839601e15

Because the Department of Energy only allows an applicant to submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application per topic area, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Wednesday, April 23, 2014:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director and project team members
  • Title of the DOE program and/or funding opportunity announcement number
  • Program description (2 pages maximum) including the Topic Area, the proposed technology, the potential impact of the project on the relevant field and application, and the key technical risks/issues associated with the proposed technology development plan.
  • A budget with cost share and potential sources of funding for that cost share. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation as to the University’s applicant. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The Department of Energy deadlines are:  May 1, 2014 for required Concept Papers and June 13, 2014 for Full Applications.

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Energy, U.S. Department of – Certification and Rating of Attachments for Fenestration (CRAFT) (DE-FOA-0001000)

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) the Building Technologies Office (BTO) seeks to establish a performance rating mechanism for assessing the energy performance of fenestration attachments. DOE and the fenestration attachments industry have identified accurate and objective performance data as a critical need for product adoption.

The selected applicant to the CRAFT FOA will provide a third-party rating, certification, and labeling program, which will enable consumers to distinguish among energy-efficient attachment products and models. The underlying data will assist architects and engineers in better understanding the energy impact of particular products. The awardee will develop performance verification, and labeling standards for residential and commercial fenestration attachments. The successful applicant will also develop a Program to rate fenestration attachment energy performance and provide accurate and useful product comparison criteria, allowing end users in residential and commercial markets to assess the relative energy cost/benefits of fenestration attachments.

Cost Share Requirement: 35% of total project costs.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/FileContent.aspx?FileID=fd0ec2fa-4ca1-48d9-96c5-7fe7353a01aa

Limited Submission:  Applicants may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application for consideration under this competition.  This limitation does not prohibit an applicant from collaborating on other applications (e.g., as a potential Subrecipient or partner) so long as the entity is only listed as the Prime Applicant on one Concept Paper and Full Application submitted under this FOA.

Because the Department of Energy only allows an applicant to submit one full application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, November 18, 2013:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director, key personnel and project partners
  • Title of the program and/or funding opportunity announcement number
  • Project overview (2 pages maximum)
  • A budget with cost share and potential sources of funding for that cost share. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation as to the University’s applicant. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The Department of Energy deadlines are December 5, 2013 for required Concept Papers and February 5, 2014 for Full Applications.

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Energy, U.S. Department of - Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Composite Materials and Structures (DE-FOA-0000977)

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy seeks to establish a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Composites Materials and Structures that will support U.S. prosperity and security; and contribute to the creation of the pilot National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. The vision for the Institute is to revitalize American manufacturing and support domestic manufacturing competitiveness. The technical topic area for this Institute is low cost, energy efficient manufacturing of fiber reinforced polymer composites. The Institute will target continuous or discontinuous, primarily carbon and glass fiber systems, with thermoset or thermoplastic resin materials. These types of composites are foundational technologies that are broadly applicable and pervasive in multiple industries and markets with potentially transformational technical and economic impact.

Cost Share Requirement: 50% of total project costs.

Limited Submission:  Applicants may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application for each consideration under this Funding Opportunity Announcement as the Prime Applicant. This limitation does not prohibit an applicant from collaborating on other applications (as a Subrecipient or partner).

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaId72dc3a64-6537-4d57-b524-e2778bc65e03

Because the Department of Energy only allows an applicant to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, March 18, 2014:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director, key personnel and project partners
  • Title of the DOE program and/or funding opportunity announcement number
  • Program overview (2 pages maximum) including the proposed technical approach and management structure for the institute
  • A budget with cost share and potential sources of funding for that cost share. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation as to the University’s applicant. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The Department of Energy deadlines are:  April 22, 2014 for required Concept Papers and June 19, 2014 for Full Applications.

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Energy, U.S. Department of - Energy Frontier Research Centers (Funding Opportunity # DE-FOA-0001010)

The DOE, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES), is seeking new and renewal applications for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) to conduct fundamental research focused on one or more “grand challenges” and use-inspired “basic research needs” identified in major strategic planning efforts by BES and the scientific community. The mission of the BES program is to support fundamental research to understand, predict, and ultimately control matter and energy at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels in order to provide the foundations for new energy technologies and to support DOE’s mission emphases in energy, the environment, and national security. EFRCs are intended to bring together the skills and talents of multiple investigators to enable fundamental research to enhance U.S. energy security and to meet the global need for abundant, clean, and economical energy.

DOE expects to make multiple Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) awards for a period of up to five years.  The award floor is $2,000,000 per year ($10,000,000 for a 5-year period) and the award ceiling is $4,000,000 per year ($20,000,000 for a 5-year period).

Further information can be found at: https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect/PublicPages/PublicSearch/Public_Opportunities.aspx (Then, click the “FOA” link on the right-hand side of the screen.)

A specific entity may not submit more than a total of three (3) new and/or renewal applications as the lead organization.  Also, an individual may not be named as the EFRC Director on more than one (1) application.

Because DOE does not allow an entity to submit more than three applications, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Thursday, October 24, 2013:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • Title of funding opportunity and funding opportunity announcement number
  • An overview (1-2 pages) of the proposed research that includes the Grand Challenge(s) addressed by the EFRC and the Basic Research Needs area(s) addressed by the EFRC

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation.  The DOE deadline for submitting the required Letter of Intent is November 13, 2013; the DOE deadline for submitting an application is January 9, 2014.  Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Energy, U.S. Department of - Energy Innovation Hub - Critical Materials

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) plans to invest approximately $120 million over five years to launch a new Energy Innovation Hub. The Critical Materials Hub builds on the DOE Critical Materials Strategy, which addresses the use of rare earths and other critical materials in clean energy components, products, and processes.

These funds will initiate a sustained multidisciplinary effort (5-10 years) to identify problems and find solutions across the lifecycle of critical materials that are essential to a growing number of energy technologies. In FY 12, $20 million will be allotted to research focused on advanced manufacturing of alternative energy, including electric vehicles, wind turbines, and efficient lighting. Universities, nonprofit organizations, national laboratories, and private firms are eligible to apply and are encouraged to form partnerships.

One award will be funded at up to $20 million for the first year, of which up to $10 million may be used for the establishment of Hub infrastructure. This Hub is anticipated to be funded at up to $25 million per year in years 2-5 of the initial award period. Required cost share is 20% of the federal support for technology demonstration and deployment.

For further information go to: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=173654

Limited Submission:  An organization may submit only one (1) application as the prime applicant.

Because the Department of Energy only allows an organization to submit one application as the lead institution, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Friday, June 22, 2012:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and a listing of any additional institutions that are expected to be involved in the planned application
  • Project overview (2 pages maximum) including a synopsis of the research plan, the management plan (approaches to ensure synergy among the partners and mechanisms for effectively translating research findings to industrial applications), and the infrastructure plan listing the laboratories, office space and critical research capabilities to be included.
  • A budget with cost share and potential sources of funding for that cost share.

In addition, applicants requesting institutional cost sharing to support participation as a team member/subawardee must also respond to this call and submit the requested information.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation.

The Department of Energy deadline is June 29, 2012 for required letters of intent.  Full proposals are due August 30, 2012.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Energy, U.S. Department of - Marine and Hydrokinetic Research and Development University Consortium (DE-FOA-0001098)

The objective of the Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) Research and Development University Consortium FOA is to leverage the field Research and Development expertise and intellectual capital of domestic universities to advance MHK technology in the U.S. in the following strategic opportunity areas: Device and/or array operation and maintenance logistics development; High-fidelity resource characterization and/or modeling technique development and validation; Distributed application device development and techno-economic studies; Array-specific component technology development (e.g. moorings and foundations, transmission, and other offshore grid components); Array performance testing and evaluation; Novel cost-effective environmental monitoring techniques and instrumentation testing and evaluation.

Cost Share Requirement: 20% of total project costs.

Limited Submission:  Applicants may submit only one application. This limitation does not prohibit an applicant from collaborating on other applications (as a Subrecipient or partner) so long as the entity is only listed as the Prime Applicant on one Full Application submitted under this FOA.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaId895c2ff3-fda0-4b7a-9083-c2c693d68ab7

Because the Department of Energy only allows an applicant to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, April 22, 2014:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director and project team members
  • Title of the DOE program and/or funding opportunity announcement number
  • Program description (2 pages maximum) including the project goals and the feasibility of the project
  • A budget with cost share and potential sources of funding for that cost share. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation as to the University’s applicant. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The Department of Energy deadline is May 30, 2014

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Energy, U.S. Department of - National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE) (DE-FOA-0001042)

The Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is seeking applicants to establish the National Incubator Initiative for Clean Energy (NIICE). NIICE seeks to advance three goals:  

  • Improve the performance of existing and new clean energy business incubators across the country by setting a high performance standard, fostering best practices, and improving coordination of the incubator community;
  • Strengthen support for early-stage companies developing high-risk technologies and scaling from prototype to domestically-based production; and
  • Catalyze investment in early-stage clean energy businesses by improving information regarding capital access for incubators, including disseminating analysis and materials on philanthropic funds, corporate venture, and other innovative financing mechanisms.

To accomplish these goals, NIICE is funding awards in two Topic Areas:

  1. National Organization: DOE will fund a national organization at a level of $500,000 - $1,000,000 to serve as a coordinating body for clean energy incubators and a central source of information for clean energy stakeholders; and
  2. Individual Incubators: DOE will set a benchmark to develop top-performing, clean energy-focused incubators by funding three to five incubators across the United States. Awards are expected to range from $400,000 - $765,000.

Cost Share Requirement: 50% of total project costs.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaIda593b39f-3077-4082-a7e0-c17615bef710

Limited Submission:  Applicants may only submit one Full Application for each topic area of this FOA.

Because the Department of Energy only allows an applicant to submit one application per topic area, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Friday, January 24, 2014:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director, key personnel and project partners
  • Title of the DOE program and/or funding opportunity announcement number
  • The Topic Area that will be addressed
  • Program overview (2 pages maximum) including the basic operating plan and how it is innovative
  • A budget with cost share and potential sources of funding for that cost share. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation as to the University’s applicant. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The Department of Energy deadlines are:  February 21, 2014 for required Concept Papers and March 21, 2014 for Full Applications.

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Energy, U.S. Department of - Nuclear Energy University Programs General Scientific Infrastructure Support

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeking applications from U.S. universities and colleges for equipment and instrumentation infrastructure to support nuclear energy-related engineering and science teaching and research laboratories.  The infrastructure requested by a university should be individual, discrete, and definable items or capabilities that will support, maintain, or enhance the university’s or college’s capacity to attract and teach high quality students interested in nuclear energy-related studies; build the university’s or college’s NS&E basic research or education capabilities; or enhance the university’s or college’s capability to perform R&D that is relevant to DOE-NE’s R&D mission.

Under this FOA, applications can be submitted for all equipment and instrumentation and associated facility upgrades requests that support nuclear energy-related R&D or education. This includes, but is not limited to, equipment and instrumentation for specialized facilities, classrooms and laboratories, and non-reactor NS&E research. Infrastructure requests that support the sharing and use of equipment and instrumentation by multiple campuses of a university or multiple universities are encouraged. Equipment and associated upgrades specifically for research reactors are the subject of a separate FOA (DE-FOA-0000614).

The full announcement can be accessed at:  https://www.fedconnect.net/Fedconnect/PublicPages/PublicSearch/Public_Opportunities.aspx
Search Reference Number DE-FOA-0000613.

Only one application can be submitted in response to this FOA and in accordance with the requirements set forth in this announcement. The application may include multiple pieces of equipment that are needed to support the University's nuclear energy-related capabilities.

Because the Department of Energy only allows one application per University, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to send the following information electronically to the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Wednesday, December 14, 2011:

  • Names and departments of the project director and all personnel
  • Title:  Nuclear Energy University Programs General Scientific Infrastructure Support
  • Narrative (2 pages) to include objectives and goals for the use of the equipment, list and description of requested equipment/instrumentation, usage (both faculty and student), timetable for all activities of the project.

A committee will be appointed to review the applications and make a recommendation.  The Department of Energy deadline is February 8, 2012 deadline.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Energy, U.S. Department of – Nuclear Energy University Programs - Reactor Upgrades

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is the fiscal year (FY) 2012 solicitation for Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) University Reactor Upgrades Infrastructure Support for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE).

This FOA is seeking applications from U.S. universities and colleges with operating research reactors. The purpose of the program is to upgrade and improve the U.S. university nuclear research and training reactors and to contribute to strengthening the academic community's nuclear engineering infrastructure.

The infrastructure and capabilities requested by a university should be individual, discrete, and definable items or capabilities that will support, maintain, or enhance the university’s or college’s capacity to attract and teach high quality students interested in nuclear energy-related studies; build the university’s or college’s NS&E basic research or education capabilities; or enhance the university’s or college’s capability to perform R&D that is relevant to DOE-NE’s R&D mission.

Under this FOA, applications can be submitted for all equipment and instrumentation and associated facility upgrade requests that support nuclear energy-related R&D or education at university research reactors. Infrastructure requests that support the sharing and use of equipment and instrumentation by multiple campuses of a university or multiple universities are encouraged. Equipment and associated upgrades specifically for general scientific laboratories are not part of this FOA, but the subject of a separate FOA (DE-FOA-0000613)

Each university is permitted to submit a single, separate proposal to each of the following two areas:
1. Reactor specific infrastructure – major reactor upgrades
2. Reactor specific infrastructure – minor reactor equipment

The full announcement can be accessed at:  https://www.fedconnect.net/Fedconnect/PublicPages/PublicSearch/Public_Opportunities.aspx
Search for announcement DE-FOA-0000614

Because the Department of Energy only allows a university to submit a single separate proposal to each area, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to send the following information electronically to the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Wednesday, December 14, 2011:

  • Names and departments of the Principal Investigator and project personnel and the area being submitted
  • Title:  Nuclear Energy University Programs – Reactor Upgrades
  • Equipment requested, cost, and category (major or minor)
  • Narrative (1 page) – describe how the equipment will be used to further nuclear science and engineering R&D and education at UK

A committee will be appointed to review the applications and make a recommendation.  The individual selected will be notified in time to prepare and submit the full application and supporting material electronically for the February 8, 2012 deadline.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Energy, U.S. Department of – Physics of Reliability: Evaluating Design Insights for Component Technologies in Solar (PREDICTS)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seeks applications in two distinct and separate topic areas:

Topic 1: Identification, evaluation and modeling of intrinsic failure mechanisms in photovoltaic and concentrating solar power sub-systems and system components- Solar energy system component lifetime and reliability evaluations must transition from a correlation-based approach to a causation-based approach.  This transition will require the development of physics-based models that allow for the accurate and precise determination of the lifetime and the failure/degradation mechanisms of solar installation systems and components based upon their fundamental composition, method of assembly, and (accelerated) environmental exposure conditions.  The ultimate goal is to accurately predict and extend system and component lifetimes, increase their reliability, decrease risk, accelerate research, and reduce the costs of systems and components used in solar field installations.

Topic 2: Development of standard testing procedures for the lifetime of microinverters and microconverters, both stand alone and module integrated-  Test development should utilize a sound physical understanding of failure mechanisms and degradation modes. Extensive laboratory and field testing should be incorporated to validate the tests and test protocols that are developed and to ensure broad applicability across the industry. The outcomes of a project should be: 1) a documented and validated set of standard tests and protocols for accurately determining the lifetime and failure rates of microinverters and microconverters; and 2) initial implementation of the these tests and protocols as a standard.

Cost Sharing: The cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaIdce62cf47-5f1a-4e79-9886-2b83eda9506d

Limited Submission:  Applicants may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application for consideration under this FOA. The Concept Paper and Full Application must address no more than one of the two topic areas.

**This limitation does not prohibit an Applicant from collaborating on other applications (e.g., as a potential subrecipient or partner) so long as the entity is only listed as the prime Applicant on one Concept Paper and Full Application submitted for any one topic under this FOA.

Because the Department of Energy only allows an applicant to submit one Concept Paper and Full Application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Wednesday, March 6, 2013:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director, key personnel, and any partners
  • The DOE Topic for the project
  • Project overview (2 pages maximum) including a description of the technology
  • A budget with cost share and potential sources of funding for that cost share. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. The Department of Energy deadline is March 22, 2013 for required concept papers.  Full proposals are due April 29, 2013.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Energy, U.S. Department of – Solar Decathlon 2015 (DE-FOA-0000959)

Through The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement, the Department of Energy challenges 20 domestic and international affiliated collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost effective, energy-efficient, and attractive in less than 24 months. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.

The purposes of the Solar Decathlon are to:

  • Educate students and the public about the money-saving opportunities and environmental benefits presented by clean-energy products and design solutions.
  • Demonstrate to the public the comfort and affordability of homes that combine energy-efficient construction and appliances with renewable-energy systems available today.
  • Provide participating students with unique training that prepares them to enter our nation’s clean-energy workforce.

Cost Share Requirement: 50% of total project costs.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx?Search=solar%20decathlon&SearchType=#FoaIdf1d3ce67-c2fd-4737-b7fa-47363d656c75

Limited Submission:  Applicants may only submit one Full Application for consideration under this competition. This limitation does not prohibit an applicant from collaborating on other applications (e.g., as a potential Subrecipient or partner) so long as the entity is only listed as the Prime Applicant on one Full Application.

Because the Department of Energy only allows an applicant to submit one full application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Thursday, November 21, 2013:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director, key personnel and project partners
  • Title of the program and/or funding opportunity announcement number
  • Project overview (2 pages maximum)
  • A budget with cost share and potential sources of funding for that cost share. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation as to the University’s applicant. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The Department of Energy deadline is December 20, 2013.

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Energy, U.S. Department of – Solar Utility Networks - Replicable Innovations in Solar Energy (SUNRISE)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) solicits applications for two topic areas:

  1. Topic A is to enable utilities to develop long-term strategic plans that integrate high levels of renewable energy generation, and to ensure reliable real-time power system operations under high renewable penetration.
    • Topic A-1 addresses detailed analyses and studies leading to strategic planning and implementation of specific actions to enable high renewables penetration.
    • Topic A-2 addresses power system operations under high renewables penetration.
  2. Topic B will provide technical assistance for capacity-building activities regarding utility-scale photovoltaic planning and installation. The two FOA topics are intended to support two types of entities - those that are experienced in solar PV resource management, interconnection, and deployment; and those that have little to no experience in photovoltaics (PV) deployment, management and interconnection.

Approximately $10- 12 million is available to support new awards. Awards for Topic A will be $500,000 maximum.  Awards for Topic B will be $4,000,000 maximum.

Cost Sharing: Minimum Required cost share: Topic A-1: 50%, Topic A-2: 50%, Topic B: 25%

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaId5c1bc91c-c0fd-410c-a424-b54b864c380d

Limited Submission:  Applicants may apply for multiple Topic Areas using a single Concept Paper and a single Full Application.  Any other submissions received listing the same Applicant will be considered non-compliant and not eligible for further consideration.

**This limitation does not prohibit an Applicant from collaborating on other applications (e.g., as a potential subrecipient or partner) so long as the entity is only listed as the prime Applicant on one Concept Paper and Full Application submitted for any one topic under this FOA.

Because the Department of Energy only allows an applicant to submit one Concept Paper and Full Application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Friday, March 1, 2013:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • The DOE Topic(s) for the project
  • Project overview (2 pages maximum) including a description of the technology/methodology
  • A budget with cost share and potential sources of funding for that cost share. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. The Department of Energy deadline is March 8, 2013 for required concept papers.  Full proposals are due April 24, 2013.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Energy, U.S. Department of - Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations (DE-FOA-0000978)

The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Wind & Water Power Technologies Office (WWPTO) seeks to fund R&D in technology approaches and solutions that are not currently represented in the Office’s Multi-Year Program Plan and/or existing project portfolio in a meaningful or significant way. This Incubator Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) represents an opportunity to support novel and non-incremental technology approaches and to ultimately facilitate identification and future inclusion of highly promising, emerging technology approaches into the Office’s Multi-Year Program Plans and future program portfolios. The FOA will accept applications for any and all ideas that have a significant potential to advance the mission of the Wind Program.

The FOA includes the following tiers:

  • Tier 1: Early-stage discoveries or ideas. To qualify in this tier, the applicant must have proven the feasibility of the concept by beginning of the project and must be capable of advancing the concept to the technology development phase within a 12-18 month period. (maximum funding of $500k)
  • Tier 2: Maturation of innovative technologies from a functional prototype to a commercially relevant prototype. Applicants must describe a detailed plan to advance the technology to a system configuration that matches the final application in almost all respects within a 12-18 month period (maximum funding of $1.5M).
  • Tier 3: Support transition of innovative, full-scale, pre-commercial prototypes into pilot and eventually full-scale manufacturing, production, or deployment. Applicants will enter this tier with a working prototype that can be brought into pilot production within an 18-24 month timeframe (maximum funding of $2.0M).

Cost Share Requirement: 20% of total project costs for Tier 1 and 2 projects. 50% for Tier 3 projects.

Limited Submission:  Applicants may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application for consideration under this FOA as the Prime Applicant. This limitation does not prohibit an applicant from collaborating on other applications (as a Subrecipient or partner).

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaId9c2fa7e4-f387-457b-82ff-9e57466e8733

Because the Department of Energy only allows an applicant to submit one concept paper and one full application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, April 8, 2014:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director and project team members
  • Title of the DOE program and/or funding opportunity announcement number
  • Program description (2 pages maximum) including the technology tier, a description of the proposed technology, qualifications of the team, and project deliverables.
  • A budget with cost share and potential sources of funding for that cost share. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation as to the University’s applicant. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The Department of Energy deadlines are:  April 28, 2014 for required Concept Papers and May 30, 2014 for Full Applications.

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Energy, U.S. Department of - Vehicles Technologies Incubator  (DE-FOA-0000988)

Background:  The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE has established multi-year plans and roadmaps to ensure that the program initiatives are supported at a critical mass (both in terms of dollars and time) for maximum impact. This roadmap-based approach is one of EERE's greatest strengths, but can also create challenges in recognizing and exploring unanticipated, game changing pathways/approaches which may ultimately be superior to the pathways/approaches on our existing roadmaps.

To enhance the responsiveness of the roadmap approach, EERE is issuing "Incubator" Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) within its existing Offices and programs to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help meet existing goals but are not represented in a significant way in the Offices' existing Multi-Year Program Plans (MYPPs) or current portfolios. The Incubator programs will allow EERE to assess new technologies for their potential to be “on ramped” to future MYPPs.

DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) develops and deploys efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that will enable America to use less petroleum. Specific technology and technical goals can be found in supporting roadmaps and plans such as the EV Everywhere Blueprint, the Office's Multiyear Program Plan, U.S. DRIVE Partnership Plan; 21st Century Truck Roadmap and Technical White Papers; and other plans and roadmaps listed under the “information resources” and “plans and roadmaps” section of the VTO website.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is open to any and all impactful ideas which significantly advance the mission of the VTO. The FOA will give equal consideration to all proposals submitted, including submissions that address the following Areas of Interest:

  • Energy Storage R&D
  • Advanced Power Electronics and Electric Motors R&D
  • Advanced Combustion Engine R&D
  • Materials Technology
  • Fuels and Lubricant Technologies
  • Other – In addition to the above topic areas, this VTO Incubator FOA is open to applications that aim to bring to market a novel, non-incremental technology that facilitates one or more of the overall VTO goals.

Cost Share Requirement: The cost share must be at least 20% of the total allowable costs for research and development projects and 50% of the total allowable costs for demonstration and commercial application projects.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250086

Limited Submission:  Applicants may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application for consideration under this competition. This limitation does not prohibit an applicant from collaborating on other applications (e.g., as a potential Subrecipient or partner) so long as the entity is only listed as the Prime Applicant on one Full Application.

Because the Department of Energy only allows an applicant to submit one concept paper and one full application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Wednesday, January 29, 2014:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director, key personnel and project partners
  • Title of the program and/or funding opportunity announcement number
  • Project overview (2 pages maximum)
  • A budget with cost share and potential sources of funding for that cost share. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation as to the University’s applicant. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The Department of Energy deadline for required Concept Papers is February 25, 2014.

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Energy, U.S. Department of - Wind Forecasting Improvement Project in Complex Terrain (DE-FOA-0000984)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement is aimed at improving the physical understanding of atmospheric processes which directly impact the wind industry forecasts and incorporate the new understanding into the foundational weather forecasting models. The awardee, in partnership with Department of Energy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and a Balancing Authority, will conduct a field campaign in an area of complex terrain to assess how physical processes alter wind speeds at hub heights. From this research, the team will work to develop physical modeling schemes or atmospheric theories that can be incorporated in foundational weather models to improve wind forecasting.

Regions of Interest: The WWPTO is interested in the region between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific coastline as candidate areas for studying physical processes. Applicants should select a study area (approximately 800 by 800 kilometers) within this region.

Cost Share Requirement: 20% of total project costs.

Limited Submission:  Applicants may only submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application. This limitation does not prohibit an applicant from collaborating on other applications (as a Subrecipient or partner) so long as the entity is only listed as the Prime Applicant on one Full Application submitted under this FOA.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/#FoaId640c62d4-e8f5-4ee4-a471-51ea83c02111

Because the Department of Energy only allows an applicant to submit one Concept Paper and one Full Application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Wednesday, April 23, 2014:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director and project team members
  • Title of the DOE program and/or funding opportunity announcement number
  • Program description (2 pages maximum) including the basic technical approach to the project and how it is unique and innovative, the potential impact of the project on the relevant field, and the key technical risks/issues associated with the proposed technology development plan.
  • A budget with cost share and potential sources of funding for that cost share. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation as to the University’s applicant. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The Department of Energy deadlines are:  May 5, 2014 for required Concept Papers and June 5, 2014 for Full Applications.

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Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. (EPA)- National Smart Growth Conference Planning Request for Proposals

Description: EPA is seeking proposals for organizing a series of national smart growth conferences over a period of five years. Each conference will be a multi-disciplinary event that focuses on diverse smart growth issues and attracts an audience of developers, builders, local elected officials, key local government staff, transportation professionals, planners, realtors, architects, landscape architects, public health officials, law enforcement/crime prevention professionals, urban designers, lending institutions, parks and recreation professionals, bicycle and pedestrian advocates, advocates for youth and older adults, educators, students, youth leaders, citizen activists, environmental justice advocates and community leaders. The annual conference provides value and benefit to attendees and their communities by providing an opportunity to learn cutting-edge smart growth techniques, tools and strategies designed to help diverse populations, organizations and regions across the country build safe, healthy, equitable and livable communities.

The funding mechanism will be a cooperative agreement, which will include substantial federal involvement. EPA expects make one award of $140,000 for Year 1 with the possibility of additional, incremental funding of up to $800,000 in total over a five-year project period. Funding for future years is dependent on funding availability, agency priorities, and applicant performance.

Link to Full Announcement: http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/pdf/grants/conf-RFP-Oct10-2012.pdf

Because only one proposal per institution may be submitted under this announcement, UK will hold an internal competition. Individuals interested in submitting an application should send the following information to the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and to their Associate Dean for Research by Wednesday, October 31, 2012:

  • Name and department of Project Director and key personnel, including any partnerships with other organizations;
  • Narrative description (maximum of 2 pages) of the activities proposed for Year 1 and the team’s experience in smart growth/sustainable communities and conference planning.

The Vice President for Research will appoint a committee to review applications and make a recommendation as to the University’s nominee. The EPA deadline is November 26, 2012.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. (EPA)/National Science Foundation - Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle (NCCLCs) (NSF 13-524)

This solicitation is jointly sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Chemistry (CHE) to encourage synergy and enhance cooperation in examining the life cycles of synthetic chemicals and materials as they relate to their manufacture, use, transport, and disposal or recycle. The Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle (NCCLCs) will promote development of trans-disciplinary, systems- and molecular-level understanding of the life cycle of important (relevant) synthetic chemicals and materials (including nanomaterials) as these distribute and are potentially altered through use in society and interaction with the built and natural environments. Successful NCCLCs will build the scientific basis and evaluation tools required to understand and predict potential for manufactured chemicals and materials to impact health and the environment across the chemical life cycle. Elucidating key aspects of the chemical/material life cycle and the mechanisms associated with important changes will require close collaboration from a broad range of scientific disciplines including: chemistry, toxicology, exposure science, engineering, material science, geosciences, mathematics, and computer science. Education, workforce development, and the translation or transfer of basic research results into social or economic benefits are critical aspects of NCCLC projects. Networks will develop strong mentoring and training activities (which include broadening participation elements) for undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral associates.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13524/nsf13524.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1  

Internal Competition: Because NSF limits an institution to only one NSMDS proposal, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting a proposal are to submit the following material electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, January 28, 2013:

  • The names and departments of the Principal Investigator, project personnel, partners, and collaborators;
  • Title the proposal EPA/NSF Networks for Characterizing Chemical Life Cycle and provide a brief summary of the proposed network, including the research and education objectives, and the management structure (1-2 p. max).

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make recommendations as to the University’s submission.  The NSF deadline is March 18, 2013.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. (EPA)/National Science Foundation - Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis (NSMDS) (NSF 13-523)

This solicitation is jointly sponsored between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Divisions of Chemistry and Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) to encourage synergistic research activities and to enhance cooperation among the chemical sciences, materials research, geosciences, engineering, and biomedical and public health communities. The agencies jointly issue the solicitation, but will separately fund the awards. Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis are groups of two or more researchers working in trans-disciplinary fields to promote the development of safe and sustainable chemicals as well as safe and sustainable synthetic procedures. For this solicitation, "chemicals" refers broadly to any and all materials, inorganic and organic compounds, and individual chemicals or mixtures of chemicals (e.g., endocrine disruptors, chlorofluorocarbons, transition metal-based catalysts, macromolecules, and nanomaterials). Advances resulting from these Networks are expected to result in chemicals that are safer and more sustainable throughout their life cycle and thus, the replacement of rare, toxic, and expensive chemicals with earth abundant, benign, and renewable alternatives is anticipated. The Networks will facilitate safe design strategies, processes, and pathways (including catalytic pathways) that consume less fresh water, generate less waste, and use less energy than current practice. These new approaches will minimize hazards that arise not only from chemical structure and intended use, but also from their synthesis, production, consumption, reuse, and disposal. Education, workforce development, and the translation or transfer of basic research results into social or economic benefits are critical aspects of NSMDS projects. Networks will develop strong mentoring and training activities for undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral associates. Other educational activities, such as informal science communication and the education of K-12 students or the public, are encouraged. Where appropriate, intellectual property protection and a proactive plan to engage industry in technology transfer is encouraged.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13523/nsf13523.htm

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization:

Internal Competition: Because NSF limits an institution to only one NSMDS proposal, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting a proposal are to submit the following material electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, January 28, 2013:

  • The names and departments of the Principal Investigator, project personnel, partners, and collaborators;
  • Title the proposal EPS/NSF Networks for Sustainable Molecular Design and Synthesis and provide a brief summary of the proposed network, including the research and education objectives, and the management structure (1-2 p. max).

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make recommendations as to the University’s submission.  The NSF deadline is March 18, 2013.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. (EPA)- Urban Waters Small Grants

Description: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting proposals from eligible applicants for projects that will contribute to improved water quality in urban areas. The goal of the Urban Waters Small Grants is to fund research, studies, training, and demonstration projects that will advance the restoration of urban waters by improving water quality through activities that also support community revitalization and other local priorities. In general, projects should promote a comprehensive understanding of local water quality issues; identify and support activities that address these issues at the local level; engage, educate and empower communities surrounding the urban water body; and benefit surrounding communities including those that have been adversely impacted by the water pollution issues affecting the urban water body.

The EPA suggests that applicants request at least approximately $40,000 in federal funds; however, EPA will not review proposals requesting more than $60,000. A minimum non-federal cost share/match of $2,500 is required.  

Link to Full Announcement: http://www.epa.gov/urbanwaters/funding/2011-1129-Final-Urban-Waters-Small-Grants-Request-for-Proposals-RFP.pdf

Because only one proposal per institution can be submitted under this announcement, UK will hold an internal competition to determine the University’s applicant.  Individuals interested in submitting an application should send the following information to the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, December 19, 2011:

  • Name and department of Project Director and key personnel, including  any partnerships with other organizations;
  • Narrative Description (maximum of 2 pages) that addresses how the proposed project will contribute to environmental restoration of an urban water body and how the project makes water quality restoration of the urban water body relevant to community priorities; and
  • Budget, including the $2,500 non-federal cost share/match and potential sources.  NOTE: Faculty effort will be allowed for the $2,500 match.

The Vice President for Research will appoint a committee to review applications and make a recommendation as to the University’s nominee.  The EPA deadline for submitting proposals is January 23, 2012.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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***Homeland Security, U.S. Department of – Federal Emergency Management Agency -FY 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program***

The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has issued DHS-13-GPD-044-000-99 to provide financial assistance to help fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Service (EMS) organizations and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA): for critically needed resources to protect the public, to train emergency personnel, and to foster interoperability and support community resilience, as well as enhance through direct financial assistance, the safety of the public and to provide a continuum of support for emergency responders regarding fire, medical, and all hazard events. The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) provides potential applicants with the details of the requirements, processing, and evaluation of an application for financial assistance. Eligible applicants (fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations, and SFTA) may submit more than one (1) application, but no more than (1) application for each AFG component (Operations and Safety, Vehicle Acquisition, and Joint/Regional).

Because there is only one eligible entity on campus for this funding opportunity, the university Fire Marshall, the university will not coordinate an internal competition for this limited submission opportunity but will leave it to that unit to develop any application.

Agency Deadline:

Full proposal deadline: December 6, 2013

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Homeland Security, U.S. Department of – FY 2013 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants

The Department of Homeland Security has announced funding for FY 2013 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant (FP&S) Program in two categories:

  1. Fire Prevention and Safety Activity – activities designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate the incidence of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards. Eligible activities include a) general education/awareness, fire & arson investigation, code enforcement/awareness, and national/state/regional programs and studies. FEMA encourages applicants designed fire prevention initiatives to utilize the “Fire is Everyone’s Fight™” campaign from the United States Fire Administration (USFA).
  2. Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity – projects to improve firefighter safety, health and wellness through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries. Eligible activities include clinical studies, technology and product development, database system development, dissemination and implementation research, preliminary studies. Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek partnerships with the fire service that will support the project efforts from design through dissemination and implementation. It would be appropriate to include one or more local or regional fire departments and one or more national or international level fire-related organizations.

The FY 2013 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants guidance is currently available at http://www.fema.gov/firegrants/.

An organizational application is limited to a maximum federal share of $1.5 million with a project period of one year for the Fire Prevention and Safety Activity and up to three years for the Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity.

Eligible organizations are limited to only one Fire Prevention and Safety grant application per application period; however, each application may contain up THREE separate projects per activity for a total of six projects. Each project within the single application must be presented separately as a free-standing proposal. Each project within such an application will be scored independently using the established evaluation criteria.

The University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process for this limited submission program. To submit a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant proposal, send the following information to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to your associate dean for research by Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

  • List name and department of principal investigator and strengths with regard to similar R&D activities
  • Identify the specific activity category (i.e., Fire Prevention and Safety Activity or Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity)
  • Provide a project summary addressing the content appropriate to the activity selected
    • Fire Prevention and Safety Activity – summarize measurable goals and objectives, the specific vulnerability to fire prevention and safety to be addressed, relevant experience or expertise, and sustainability.
    • Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity – summarize goals and objectives; the specific area of firefighter safety, health, or wellness to be addressed, project methods, collaborating fire service partners, and relevant experience or expertise.
  • Provide a total budget request including the source of funding for the required 5% cost share (The total request for all projects together may not exceed $1.5 million. Thus, the internal review will take this limit into consideration.) Note: because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be convened to review applications and make recommendations. Questions about the internal submission process may be sent to Ms. Kathy Stanwix-Hay in the Office of the Vice President for Research (stanwix@email.uky.edu or 257-5090).

Department of Homeland Security deadline: March 21, 2014.

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Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of (HUD) - Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant Program

Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support the implementation of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans that are expected to achieve the following three core goals: 1. Housing: Replace distressed public and assisted housing with high-quality mixed-income housing that is well-managed and responsive to the needs of the surrounding neighborhood; 2. People: Improve educational outcomes and intergenerational mobility for youth with services and supports delivered directly to youth and their families; and 3. Neighborhood: Create the conditions necessary for public and private reinvestment in distressed neighborhoods to offer the kinds of amenities and assets, including safety, good schools, and commercial activity, that are important to families’ choices about their community. To achieve these core goals, communities must develop and implement a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan.

HUD anticipates awarding 4 grants not to exceed $30,000,000 each.  A match of at least 5 percent of the grant amount is required.

The full announcement can be accessed at: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=235684

A Lead Applicant, Co-Applicant, and/or Principal Team Member may participate in a maximum of three (3) FY2013 Choice Neighborhoods applications, in accordance with the criteria of this Notice of Funding Availability.  In addition, an applicant may submit only one (1) application per public and/or assisted housing site.

Because HUD allows an applicant to participate in only three applications, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, July 15, 2013:

  • Names and departments of the Principal Investigator(s), project personnel, collaborating institutions and/or other partners
  • Planned title, location, and activities of the project
  • Narrative (maximum 2 pages) containing Project Objectives and Project Description
  • Budget, including the required 5% match and potential source of funds.  Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

The Vice President for Research will appoint a committee to review this material and make recommendations.  The federal deadline is September 10, 2013.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of (HUD) - Choice Neighborhoods Initiative – Planning Grants

Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants will support the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which, when implemented, are expected to achieve the following three core goals:

  1. Housing: Transform distressed public and assisted housing into energy efficient, mixed-income housing that is physically and financially viable over the long-term;
  2. People: Support positive outcomes for families who live in the target development(s) and the surrounding neighborhood, particularly outcomes related to residents’ health, safety, employment, mobility, and education; and
  3. Neighborhood: Transform distressed, high-poverty neighborhoods into viable, mixed-income neighborhoods with access to well-functioning services, high quality public schools and education programs, high quality early learning programs and services, public assets, public transportation, and improved access to jobs.

To achieve these core goals, communities must develop and implement a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan.  This Transformation Plan will become the guiding document for the revitalization of the public and/or assisted housing units, while simultaneously directing the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and positive outcomes for families.

Applicants may request up to $500,000 for a Planning Grant.  However, because FY2013 full-year funding has not yet been appropriated for this program, the availability of such funding for this program is contingent upon future Congressional action.  HUD will issue a technical correction to this Notice that will identify the amount of funds available and provide any additional requirements that the FY2013 appropriations bill may require.

The full announcement can be accessed at:
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=228054

A Lead Applicant or Co-Applicant may participate in a maximum of three (3) applications under this competition.  In addition, an applicant may submit only one (1) application per neighborhood.

Because HUD allows an applicant to participate in only three applications, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Wednesday, April 24, 2013:

  • Names and departments of the Principal Investigator(s), project personnel, collaborating institutions and/or other partners
  • Planned title, location, and activities of the project
  • Narrative (maximum 2 pages) containing Project Objectives and Project Description
  • Budget, including the required 5% match and potential source of funds.  Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

The Vice President for Research will appoint a committee to review this material and make recommendations.  The federal deadline is May 28, 2013.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of (HUD) - McKinney-Vento Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Technical Assistance and Research

The purpose of the HMIS-Technical Assistance and Research program is to provide technical assistance to achieve the highest level of performance and results for the implementation of Homeless Management Information Systems in each Continuum of Care, including operation and management of the software, and data collection and research for Annual Performance Reports and the Annual Homeless Assessment Report.

HUD has established a $750,000 award minimum for successful HMIS-TA applications.  Awards will be for a period of 36 months.

The full announcement can be accessed at: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=231237

Applicants may submit only one (1) application for HMIS-TA funds.

Because HUD allows an applicant to only submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Thursday, May 2, 2013.

  • Name and department of the Principal Investigator and other project personnel
  • Project Overview (maximum 2 pages) – a) specify which of the five eligible activities the project will address (needs assessment, direct TA, materials/tools development, group learning delivery, HMIS Data Lab operation); and b) briefly describe the goals and objectives and how they will be achieved.

The Vice President for Research will appoint a committee to review this material and make recommendations.  The federal deadline is May 21, 2013.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of (HUD) - OneCPD Plus: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building under the Transformation Initiative

 OneCPD+ is intended as a collaborative effort among HUD, its customers, and successful applicants focused on building the kind of management systems and functional capacity necessary to successfully carry out comprehensive and sustainable “place-based” development and revitalization strategies. Just as importantly, OneCPD+ will allow customers to showcase accomplishments by measuring not only the outputs of this technical and capacity building assistance but the outcomes and the impact on communities as well. Through OneCPD+, HUD can develop a new level of technical assistance and capacity building to meet the challenges facing its customers during the current nationwide economic retrenchment.

Approximately $16.5 million is available through OneCPD+.

The full announcement can be accessed at: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=236744

Applicants may submit only one (1) application for this competition.

Because HUD allows an applicant to submit only one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, July 9, 2013.

  • Names and departments of the Principal Investigator(s), project personnel, collaborating institutions and/or other partners
  • Narrative (maximum 2 pages) containing activities, project objectives, and project description

The Vice President for Research will appoint a committee to review this material and make recommendations.  The federal deadline is July 31, 2013.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of (HUD) - Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Communities Research Grant Program

The purpose of the FY13 Sustainable Communities Research Grant Program is to fill key data and information gaps and to begin to develop and evaluate policy alternatives that communities can adopt to facilitate decision making about various community investments in sustainability initiatives.  For this round of sustainability research grants, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is primarily interested in sponsoring cutting edge research under the following three funding categories: (1) quality, equitable affordable housing development and preservation; (2) transportation and infrastructure planning; and (3) “green,” energy-efficient practices.

The grant performance period for this program is 24 months (2 years).  There will be up to five (5) awards given. The minimum amount that may be requested is $75,000.  The maximum amount that may be requested is $125,000.  Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to provide a match.  Leveraged funds may be contributed in the form of cash, in-kind contributions, or a combination of both.

The full announcement can be accessed at: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=230694  

Applicants may only submit one (1) application per funding category.

Because HUD allows an applicant to only submit one application per funding category, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, April 29, 2013:

  • Name and department of the Principal Investigator and other project personnel
  • Funding category [(1), (2), or (3)] of the project
  • Narrative (maximum 2 pages) of the project, including an Overview, Research Objectives, and Broader Impact
  • Budget, including any proposed match and potential source of funds.  Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

The Vice President for Research will appoint a committee to review this material and make recommendations.  The federal deadline is May 2, 2013.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) – Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums Grants-FY13 Guidelines – CFDA Number 45.312

Grants for Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums will support planning and design activities for spaces that foster experimentation and creativity for middle- and high-school youth in library- and museum-based, out-of-school-time settings. The labs should be grounded in evidence-based research on youth, and should be designed to support youth learning in such 21st century skills as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

These grants will enable grantees to develop comprehensive plans for programs, space, staffing, and budgeting for their Learning Labs. The awards may also be used to prototype certain lab activities or experiences. In addition, the grants may be used to support emerging learning labs that are already in the process of serving middle- and high-school youth with innovative digital media and learning and need additional funds to enhance their efforts, provided that they are aligned with the grant program criteria.

Projects must begin on January 1, 2013. Projects must begin on the first day of the month and end on the last day of the final month of the project. Generally, project activities supported by Learning Labs grants may be carried out for up to 18 months. Learning Labs grant awards are available for up to $100,000, subject to the availability of funds and agency discretion.

Further information can be found at:  http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=165073

An organization may submit only one (1) application per cycle to this program.

Because IMLS only allows an organization to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, May 15, 2012:

  • Names and departments of the Project Director and participating UK collaborators
  • Narrative (1-2 pages) – briefly describe the project’s plan for implementing a Learning Lab that will support youth learning in skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and STEM.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation.  The IMLS deadline is June 15, 2012.  Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) – 21st Century Museum Professionals (21MP) Grants – CFDA Number 45.307.

The purpose of the 21st Century Museum Professionals (21MP) program is to increase the capacity of museums to connect people to information and ideas by improving the knowledge and skills of museum staff in multiple institutions.

Museum professionals need high levels of knowledge and expertise as they help to create public value for the communities they serve. IMLS supports this purpose by providing grants that help museum professionals acquire, improve, and maintain their knowledge and skills.

21st Century Museum Professionals grants are intended to reach broad groups of museum professionals throughout a city, county, state, region, or the nation and increase their capacity to serve their audiences. These projects should reach multiple institutions and diverse audiences. Successful proposals will reflect an understanding of museum service needs in the communities to be served by the project and will explain why the proposed activity will be effective in meeting those needs. Projects awarded in FY12 must begin on October 1, November 1, or December 1, 2012 and end on the last day of the final month of the project. Generally, project activities supported by 21MP grants may be carried out for up to three years.  21MP grant awards range from $15,000 to $250,000. In order to receive a 21MP grant, the applicant must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of the grant. For more information see:  http://www.imls.gov/applicants/21st_century_museum_professionals_guidelines.aspx IMLS is hosting two pre-application Web conferences for potential applicants to learn more about the program, ask questions, and listen to the questions and comments of other participants. The Web conference schedule for the FY12 21st Century Museum Professionals grant program is as follows:

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at 3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time
Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time

A few minutes before the start time, go to the following Web page through your browser: https://imls.megameeting.com/?page=guest&conid=21MP_2012_Grantee_Webinar

You will be asked to enter your name and your e-mail address. For the audio connection, dial 1(866)459-4770 on your phone, and when prompted, enter the code 1833510#.

Limit on Number of Proposal per Organization:
Please note that a museum located within a parent organization that is a State or local government or multipurpose not-for-profit entity, such as a municipality, university, historical society, foundation, or cultural center, may apply on its own behalf if the museum: (1) is able to independently fulfill all the eligibility requirements listed above; (2) functions as a discrete unit within the parent organization; (3) has its own fully segregated and itemized operating budget; and (4) has the authority to make the application on its own. When any of the last three conditions cannot be met, a museum may only apply through its parent organization. A parent organization that controls multiple museums that are not autonomous but which are otherwise eligible may submit only one application per grant program; this single application may be submitted by the parent organization on behalf of one or more of the eligible museums.

Because IMLS will accept only one application per institution under these conditions, the University of Kentucky has established an internal competition. Anyone wishing to submit a proposal should send the following information electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Thursday, February 9, 2012:
  • Names and departments of the Project Director and participating UK personnel
  • Narrative (1-2 pages) – briefly describe the need for the project and the proposed activities
  • A budget with match and potential sources of funding for that match. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

The Vice President for Research will appoint a committee to review this material and make a recommendation to determine who the university’s applicant will be. The IMLS deadline is March 15, 2012. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

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Justice, U.S. Department of - National Center for Building Community Trust and Justice: Improving the Justice System by Enhancing Procedural Justice, Reducing Bias, and Supporting Racial Reconciliation (DOJ-2014-3797)

The Department of Justice (DOJ), through its components the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), the Community Oriented Policing Services Office (COPS), the Office on Violence against Women (OVW), and the Community Relations Service (CRS), is seeking applications for funding under this National Center for Building Community Trust and Justice grant announcement. The purpose of this initiative is to enhance procedural justice, reduce bias, and support racial reconciliation. This initiative furthers the Departments’ mission to ensure public safety and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Funding and Award Period: DOJ expects to enter into one cooperative agreement award of up to $4,750,000. The project period is 36 months: October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2017.

Limited Submission: Only one application per lead applicant (institution) will be considered.

Link to funding announcement

Internal Competition: Because DOJ limits the number of applications that can be submitted, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Researchers interested in applying are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, April 22, 2014:

  • Names and departments of the Project Director and other key personnel or partners;
  • Title of program and funding opportunity announcement number;
  • Brief overview of the proposed project to include objectives, significance, and activities (1-2 pages).

A committee will be appointed to review the materials and make a recommendation as to the University’s applicant. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

Agency Deadline: The DOJ deadline is June 18, 2014.

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Justice, U.S. Department of - OVW Fiscal Year 2013 Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program

Description: The United States Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is seeking applications for the Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program. This program aims to strengthen on-campus victim services, security, and investigative strategies to prevent and prosecute violent crimes against women on campuses. Under this program, campuses are encouraged to create large-scale impact by adopting policies and protocols that treat violence against women crimes as serious offenses, and by developing victim services and programs that prioritize victim safety, offender accountability, and prevention.

Applicants to this program must identify themselves as one of the following two sub-types: an individual applicant or a consortium project. An individual applicant is a single institution of higher education that proposes to develop and implement project activities on its own campus. A consortium project involves two or more institutions of higher education working together to implement the project activities. DOJ intends to fund grants of $300,000 to individual applicants and grants of $500,000 to consortia projects.

Website:  Further information can be found at http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/2013-campus-program.pdf. Please review the guidelines carefully as this limited submission has unusual instructions. If you are selected as UK’s applicant, your College Grants Officer should check the budget and budget justifications. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, The Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

Institutional Limit: Applicants may submit only one (1) proposal per sub-type (individual applicant and consortium project) to be considered for funding.

Internal Competition: Because the Department of Justice only allows an organization to submit one application for each sub-type, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Wednesday, March 6, 2013:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • Specify the sub-type of the project (individual applicant or consortium project)
  • A brief description (1-2 pages) of the proposed campus program

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. The Dept. of Justice deadline is March 28, 2013. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Justice, U.S. Department of - Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance Program FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding under the Tribal Justice System Capacity Building Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program. The goal of the Tribal Justice System Capacity Building TTA Program is to strengthen tribal governments’ ability to plan, implement, and enhance tribal justice systems to be able to prevent, control, and investigate crime; to effectively administer justice; and to meet the needs of the community. The FY 2012 Tribal Justice System Capacity Building TTA Program will focus on funding national TTA efforts within five categories: enhancing tribal and state collaborations; comprehensive strategic planning; building tribal capacity to plan, develop, or enhance diversion and community corrections capacity; enhancing tribal justice information sharing efforts; and other tribal justice system capacity building TTA efforts.

DOJ intends to award up to $500,000 for each category for a project period of 18 months.

Applicants may submit a proposal under any one of the following categories:

  • CATEGORY 1: ENHANCING TRIBAL AND STATE COLLABORATIONS. Competition ID: BJA-2012-3278.
  • CATEGORY 2: COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGIC PLANNING. Competition ID: BJA-2012-3279
  • CATEGORY 3: BUILDING TRIBAL CAPACITY TO PLAN, DEVELOP, OR ENHANCE ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION AND COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS CAPACITY. Competition ID: BJA-2012-3280
  • CATEGORY 4: ENHANCING CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SHARING EFFORTS IN INDIAN COUNTRY. Competition ID: BJA-2012-3281.
  • CATEGORY 5: OTHER TRIBAL JUSTICE SYSTEM CAPACITY BUILDING TTA EFFORTS. Competition ID: BJA-2012-3282

Each application should explicitly state the category number and TTA activities being addressed. Each application should address only one (1) category; however, an organization may submit multiple applications, provided that each application addresses a different category.

Further information can be found at: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=163054

Because the Department of Justice only allows an organization to submit one application in each of the five categories, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Friday, May 4, 2012:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • Identify the Category number the proposal addresses (Category 1 – 5)
  • Provide a short description (1-2 pages) of the proposed program and the kinds of activities in which the students will participate

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. The Dept. of Justice deadline is May 31. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services – 1915(b) Waiver Independent Assessment (RFP 746 1400000058)

Description

DMS is seeking a Contractor to perform an Independent Assessment of the programs governed by the 1915(b) waiver authority.  These programs are the Medicaid Managed Care Program and the Non-emergency Transportation Program.  The governing waiver authority requires that as part of the renewal process, an independent assessment be conducted of the quality of, access to and cost-effectiveness of the programs.

To access the solicitation and its attachments please go to https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AltSelfService and click on Public Access in the lower left hand corner. From there type in “1400000058” in the search field and press enter. Once you find the appropriate solicitation click on Details.

Limited Submission: Each qualified Offeror shall submit only one (1) proposal.

Internal Competition: Because the KY Department for Medicaid Services restricts the number of proposals that can be submitted, UK will hold an internal competitions to determine the University's applicant. Individuals interested in submitting an application should send the following information to the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Thursday, October 17, 2013:

  • Title of program (KY Department for Medicaid Services – 1915(b) Waiver Independent Assessment (RFP 746 1400000058))
  • Name and departments/affiliations of PI(s), project personnel and partners
  • Brief summary of goals and activities of the proposed project

A committee will be convened to review applications and make recommendations as to the university’s applicant.

External Deadline: 3:00 pm October 23, 2013

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

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Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet - Department for Energy Development and Independence 2014 Energy Research Grant Program

The purpose of this Grant Program is to select and award grants to applicants with qualifications and experience to successfully develop and perform energy research and development projects in Kentucky. Details and guidelines are provided in the complete RFP which is attached. Eligible topics are:

  • Clean coal;
  • New combustion technology;
  • Thin-seam coal extraction safety;
  • Tracking and communication devices;
  • Coal slurry disposal;
  • Synthetic natural gas produced from coal through gasification processes;
  • Development of alternative transportation fuels produced by processes that convert coal or biomass resources or extract oil from oil shale;
  • Other coal research that is targeted solely to Kentucky’s Local Government Economic Development Fund-eligible counties (https://kydlgweb.ky.gov/Documents/Coal/CoalCountiessimple.jpg).

Limited Submission:  Only one application for each of the eight topics listed above may be submitted by a single organization.

See the complete program announcement for additional details and requirements:  http://energy.ky.gov/Documents/Energy%20Research%20Grant%20Application%20Manual%202014%20Draft%201-24-14.docx

Because the guidelines limit an institution to one application per each eligible topic, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to send the following information electronically to limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by March 11, 2014:

  • Names and departments of the Principal Investigator
  • Specify the topic area chosen (see items 1-8 above – Note:  An institution may submit only one project per topic area)
  • Summary of proposed energy development project (500 words maximum)
  • If cost sharing (leverage funding) is offered, a budget with match and potential sources of funding for that match. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the applications and make recommendations.  All applicants will be notified of the results.  Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The Commonwealth deadline is March 31, 2014.

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Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet - Environmental Mitigation Projects: New Solicitation

In March 2012 the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for projects under the terms of a 2011 settlement agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority.  The Cabinet has withdrawn that initial RFP and now solicits proposals through the grant application process.  Details and guidelines are provided in the application manual.

Eligible topics are:

  • Purchase and installation of photo-voltaic cells and/or solar thermal systems on buildings;
  • Projects to conserve energy in new and existing buildings, manufacturing facilities, mobile homes, modular buildings, including efficient lighting, appliance efficiency improvement projects, and weatherization projects;
  • Funding of agricultural and forestry sector use and production of renewable energy and carbon sequestration;
  • Implementation of projects to improve energy efficiency or renewable energy projects at water treatment and wastewater treatment plants; Projects that implement or expand smart grid technologies;
  • Projects that install cogeneration units (wherein a single fuel source simultaneously produces electricity and useful heat) at industrial manufacturing plants or institutions such as universities, hospitals, prisons, and military bases and
  • Other projects that contribute to the intent of the Consent Decree.

Because the guidelines limit the institution to one application for each eligible topic, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to send the following information electronically to limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Thursday, September 20, 2012:

  • Names and departments of the Principal Investigator
  • Specify the topic area chosen (see items 1-6 above – NOTE:  institution may submit only one project per topic area)
  • Summary of proposed environmental mitigation project (500 words)

A committee will be appointed to review the applications and make recommendations.  All applicants will be notified of the results.  The Commonwealth deadline is October 15, 2012. 

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Labor, U.S. Department of - Serving Adult and Youth Ex-Offenders through Strategies Targeted to Characteristics Common to Female Ex-Offenders

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of approximately $12 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to award approximately eight grants to serve adult and youth ex-offenders pre- and post-release. Applicants may choose to serve either youth or adults, but may not serve both populations. Services to be funded will be targeted to female ex-offenders, but must also be open to eligible male ex-offenders.

The purpose of these grants is to improve the long-term labor market prospects of these ex-offenders by using strategies targeted to the characteristics common to female ex-offenders. Grantees must include an integrated strategy that includes empowerment and self-development, workforce development, education, and case management, as well as required partnerships with State and local criminal justice agencies that serve adults or youth.

Applicants may request up to $1.5 million for their proposal, with the amount requested depending on the number of participants to be served.

Further information can be found at: http://www.grants.gov/search/announce.do;jsessionid=n7QpRwcfJLV9pm7SmRypSbM3KywzJcJJbKLngl4hpmpxTv5nJQgw!-1413871233

An organization proposing to serve either youth or adults may submit only one (1) application under this competition.

Because the Department of Labor only allows an organization to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, March 19, 2013:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • Title the proposal Serving Adult and Youth Ex-Offenders and specify the population to be served - youth or adults
  • A description of the program’s integrated strategy that will be used and the services that the program will offer

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. The Department of Labor deadline is April 17, 2013. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Labor, U.S. Department of - Serving Juvenile Offenders in High-Poverty, High-Crime Communities

The purpose of these grants is to serve juvenile offenders, ages 14 and above, in high-poverty, high-crime communities and to improve the long-term labor market prospects of these youth. These grants will be awarded through a competitive process open to organizations with the capacity to implement multi-site, multi-state projects.  DOL expects to award four grants of $5 million each to cover a 39-month period of performance that includes up to 6 months of planning and a minimum of 24 months of operation. The 26 months of operation includes 9 months for follow-up services. Grantees may provide follow-up services to some participants while providing direct services to others.

DOL will require grantees to competitively select local sub-grantees to operate the program in a minimum of three high-poverty, high-crime communities in at least two states. Further information can be found at: http://www.grants.gov/search/announce.do;jsessionid=Xxp6RwXCd83FnRhQy9BQ6w2JLy7mZw22pH68JPKCHpM5P9gpfl6P!-1413871233

An organization may submit only one (1) proposal under this announcement.

Because the Department of Labor only allows an organization to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, March 19, 2013:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • Title:  Serving Juvenile Offenders in High-Poverty High-Crime Communities
  • A description of the program’s strategies for improving the labor prospects of juvenile offenders

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation.  The Dept. of Labor deadline is April 15, 2012.  Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Labor, U.S. Department of - Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grants Program

The DOL’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program provides eligible institutions of higher education with funds to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less, and are suited for workers who are eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers Program (“TAA-eligible workers”) of the Trade Act of 1974 (as amended) 19 U.S.C. 2271-2323, as well as other adults.  DOL intends to fund multi-year grants to eligible institutions for either developing new education and career training program strategies or for replicating existing evidence-based design, development, and/or delivery strategies for such programs. DOL intends to fund grants of $2.5 to $3.0 million to single applicants, as well as grants of $5 million to $15 million to consortium applicants. Further information can be found at:
http://www.doleta.gov/grants/pdf/taaccct_sga_dfa_py_11_08.pdf Eligible institutions may submit only one (1) application in response to this Solicitation of Grant Applications (SGA), either as a single eligible applicant or as the Grantee Institution in a consortium application.

Because the Department of Labor only allows an organization to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, April 16, 2012:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • A description of the program’s education and career training program strategies

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation.  The Dept. of Labor deadline is May 24, 2012.  Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Labor, U.S. Department of - YouthBuild

The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL or Department), announces the availability of approximately $73 million in grant funds authorized by the YouthBuild provisions of the Workforce Investment Act (29 USC 2918a) to fund approximately 73 grants with a ceiling amount of $1.1 million each from the FY 2014 appropriation.

DOL will award grants to organizations to oversee the provision of education, occupational skills training, and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities while performing meaningful work and service to their communities. Based on our estimate of FY 2014 funding, DOL hopes to serve approximately 4,950 participants during the grant period of performance, with approximately 75 projects awarded across the country.

Link to Funding Announcement

An organization may only submit one (1) grant as a result of this competition.

Because the Department of Labor only allows an organization to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, March 11, 2014:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • A description of the program’s integrated strategy that will be used and the services that the program will offer

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The Department of Labor deadline is April 22, 2014.

 

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA International Space Station (ISS) National Lab Education Project (NLEP)

NASA invites applications for projects in seven topic areas within the ISS National Lab Education Project’s (ISS NLEP) portfolio. The program objective is to strengthen a link between the ISS and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and to enable ISS-related education activities onboard the ISS and in the classroom and through the Web and mobile media. Funded projects are expected to address innovative, meaningful, and enduring STEM-related educational activities that utilize the unique microgravity environment of the ISS.

Category I. Funding for Proposals to Specific Areas:

Areas open for proposals: 1) flight experiments that can be conducted in “1 unit” (1U) NanoRacks payload modules onboard the ISS; 2) mission planning proposals to recommend an appropriate mission planning support for the Amateur Radio on ISS (ARISS) school contacts program using appropriate software and hardware; 3) proposals to provide engineering/project management support for the High Schools United with NASA for the Creation of Hardware (HUNCH) project; and 4) proposals to develop new applications for the ISSLive! Internet educational experience using existing real-time ISS telemetry.

Number of awards: 4 maximum
Total Funding for Category I: $350,000
Duration: 12 months

Category II. Funding for Proposals to General Areas (i.e., new ground-based or on-orbit experiments):

Areas open for proposals: 1) new ground-based educational activities/experiments not requiring ISS upmass, 2) new flight-based or on-orbit experiments that require ISS upmass capability; and 3) new educational experiments utilizing a facility that simulates the ISS microgravity environment.

Number of awards: 4 maximum
Total Funding for Category II: $850,000
Duration: 12 months

Additional information and guidelines: FY 12 Solicitation, Announcement No. NNJ12ZHA001C, http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/viewrepositorydocument/cmdocumentid=305300/solicitationId=%7B8626F554-923E-4797-DEE7-89CF3988FEE3%7D/viewSolicitationDocument=1/ISS%20NLEP%20FY12%20CAN_Final.pdf

Because NASA limits an institution to two applications, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in responding to this solicitation are to send the following information electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, February 27, 2012:

  • Names and departments of the Project Director and key personnel
  • Name of proposed lab education program, category of funding, and topic area of interest
  • Narrative (2 pages) – describe the proposed STEM education approach including goals/objectives; proposed partners; STEM education level of interest; and creative strengths in increasing broader participation, marketing or communication, innovations in developing new on-orbit education activities, or other means to optimize project efforts

A committee will be appointed to review the information and recommend the University’s submissions. The NASA application deadline is March 23, 2012. A notice of intent to propose is encouraged by February 17, 2012 but will be accepted later.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Smallsat Technology Partnerships – Notice NNA13ZUA001C

NASA plans to award cooperative agreements to United States colleges and universities to develop and/or demonstrate new technologies and capabilities for small spacecraft in collaboration with NASA. Projects may be technology development or development of spacecraft or payloads for suborbital, balloon or orbital space flights.

Eligibility: Limited to college and university teams (including undergraduate and/or graduate students) in partnership with NASA researchers. The Principal Investigator submitting the proposal shall be affiliated with a college or university.

Awards:

  • Total anticipated budget for this notice: up to $1,500,000.
  • Maximum value of any single award: up to $100,000 per year, per university or a maximum of $150,000 per year for projects with more than one university partner. A NASA civil servant labor allocation of up to 1.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) would be available to support NASA involvement in each selected project.
  • Expected number of awards: up to ten, pending acceptable proposals and available funding
  • Project duration: one year, with possible continuation for second year based on satisfactory progress and available funding.

Guidelines and additional information:  https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={5DB85909-B665-81AF-D2C2-A3E12CF0A411}&path=open

Because NASA limits an institution to no more than two proposals, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to send the following material electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.eduand a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Wednesday, May 1, 2013:

  • The names and departments of the Principal Investigator, UK key personnel, and participating NASA Field Center and contact
  • A brief description of the proposed project (1-2 pages) including objectives, approach, and collaboration with NASA.

The Vice President for Research will appoint a committee to review the material and make recommendations as to the University’s applicants. NASA’s deadline for proposals is June 5, 2013.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

ADDENDUM

NASA limits each institution to no more than two proposals and UK’s deadline for an internal competition is Wednesday, May 1.

NASA is also requesting non-binding notices of intent (NOI) from Principal Investigators by May 1 and does not limit this number. Therefore, researchers planning to submit an application to the internal competition should also submit a NOI to NASA to meet the agency’s May 1, 2013 6:00 p.m. EDT deadline.

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National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works 2013

Description: The National Endowment for the Arts' primary funding opportunity (Grants for Arts Projects) includes the Art Works Program. This program is to support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Within these areas, innovative projects are strongly encouraged. An organization may request a grant amount from $10,000 to $100,000. (Deadline: August 9, 2012)

Discipline areas: (website links for more information):

Arts Education | Dance | Design | Folk & Traditional Arts
Literature | Local Arts Agencies | Media Arts | Museums | Music | Opera | Presenting
| Theater & Musical Theater | Visual Arts

Matching: All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1.

Internal Competition: Due to NEA’s limit of one application from an institution for Grants for Arts Projects for the entire year, the University of Kentucky will hold an internal competition. All faculty and staff interested in submitting to Art Works are asked to submit the following information electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Wednesday, June 27, 2012:

  • Name and department of project director and participating faculty;
  • Discipline area: (use specific areas listed above);
  • One page abstract or description of the project;
  • Budget, including the University’s match and potential source of funds – Note:  Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

The Vice President for Research will appoint a committee to review this material and make a recommendation. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

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National Endowment for the Arts - Grants for Arts Projects FY 2015

Description: The National Endowment for the Arts' primary funding opportunity (Grants for Arts Projects) has been announced for FY 2015. An organization may submit only one application through one of the two Grants for Arts Projects categories. In most cases, these two categories will represent the full range of funding options available at NEA for the entire year.

Grants for Arts Projects Categories:

  1. Art Works: To support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. (Deadlines: February 20, 2014 and July 24, 2014)
  2. Challenge America Fast-Track: The Challenge America Fast-Track category offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone (e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted above also must be present. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. Matching grants are for $10,000. (Deadline: May 8, 2014)

Matching Requirement: All grants require a nonfederal match of at least 1 to 1.

Institutional Limit: An organization may submit only one application through one of the two Grants for Arts Projects categories: Art Works and Challenge America Fast Track grants. 

Exception 1: A parent organization that comprises separately identifiable and independent components may submit an application for each such component.  (Academic departments do not qualify, but the UK Art Museum qualifies as an independent component.)

Exception 2: An organization may submit more than one application for the Art Works category under the “Media Arts” discipline for the July 24, 2014, deadline.

Internal Competition/Process: Because this sponsor limits the number of applications that may be submitted, the University of Kentucky will hold a single internal competition for all the grant opportunities and deadlines listed above. All faculty and staff interested in submitting to either of these NEA grant categories are asked to email the following information to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu with a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Wednesday, January 22, 2014:

  • Name and department of project director and participating faculty;
  • Specific NEA program: 1) Art Works or 2) Challenge America Fast-Track;
  • One page abstract or description of the project;
  • Budget, including the University’s match and potential source of funds.  Note: To stimulate funding for awards in the arts, the Vice President for Research will contribute matching funds if awarded up to $50,000 for the FY 2015 NEA Grants for Arts Projects.  These funds will be divided among all UK applicants.

The Vice President for Research will appoint a committee to review this material and make a recommendation. All applicants will be notified in time to prepare and submit the application and supporting material electronically through Grants.gov for the appropriate NEA deadline.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

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National Endowment for the Arts - National Arts Education Data Project (NEAPS1301)

The purpose of this Program Solicitation is to select an organization (Cooperator) to implement the National Arts Education Data Project activities as described below. In brief, the Cooperator will:

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement the National Arts Education Data Project for K-12, school-based learning environments.
    Projects must include three components:
    1. Identify the state department of education datasets, including statewide longitudinal data systems (SLDS) that will be used, as well as the data extraction plan.
    2. Build an online database that will extract arts education data from SLDS and other state department of education data sets.
    3. Train staff from state departments of education to use the new system.
  • Promote, disseminate, and monitor the activities.
  • Evaluate the program.

Amount: The NEA expects to award one Cooperative Agreement of up to $1,200,000, contingent upon the availability of funds.

Cost sharing: The Cooperator must provide nonfederal matching funds of at least $240,000. Matching funds in excess of this minimum are encouraged.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: An organization may submit only one proposal under the National Arts Education Data Project program solicitation.

Solicitation/website  

Internal Competition: Because the NEA limits the number of proposals an organization may submit, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Researchers interested in submitting a proposal are to submit the following material to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, December 2, 2013:

  • The names and departments of the PI and other collaborators;
  • Title of the program and/or funding opportunity announcement number;
  • Short description (2 page maximum) including goals/objectives, prior experience, and a work plan.
  • A budget showing matching funds and/or potential sources of funding for the match. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

The Vice President for Research will appoint a committee to review the material and make recommendations as to the University’s applicant. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

NEA deadline – December 18, 2013

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National Endowment for the Arts/Southern Arts Foundation - Regional Touring and Block Booked Grants

Regional Touring The Regional Touring program is an opportunity for presenting arts organizations in South Arts' nine-state regionto receive fee support to present performing artists from outside of the presenter’s state. Touring support is awarded to theatre, music, opera, musical theatre, and dance projects that contain both a public performance and an educational component. The maximum request is 50% of the artist fee, up to $7,500 for dance projects or $5,000 for all other projects.

http://www.southarts.org/site/c.guIYLaMRJxE/b.7586089/k.A103/Regional_Touring.htm

Block Booked A Block-Booked Tour application requiresa minimum of three presenters from at least two states in South Arts' region. For the purpose of these guidelines, a block-booked tour is when the artist/company does not return home between any of the funded bookings on the tour;the tour must occur over consecutive dates among the applicants.(All of the Regional Touringguidelines andnarrative instructions apply.)

http://www.southarts.org/site/c.guIYLaMRJxE/b.7586093/k.6AB2/Block_Booked_Instructions.htm

Institutional Limit:  UK is limited to one Regional Touring grant AND one Regional Touring: Block-Booked Tour grant per South Arts fiscal year.

Internal Competition: Because the NEA/SAF Regional Touring Program limits an institution to one Regional Touring and one Block-Booked Tour grants per year, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Researchers interested in applying are to submit the following material electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, February 20, 2012:

  • Specify the particular program (Regional Touring or Block-Booked)
  • Names and departments of Project director and project personnel
  • Project description (1 page max.), including names of presenters, touring locations, artists and scope of work, including educational outreach component
A committee will be convened to review the material and make recommendations as to the University’s submissions. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

Deadlines:
Regional Touring – March 1, 2012
Block-Booked – March 8, 2012

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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Challenge Grants (20140501-CH)

NEH challenge grants are capacity-building grants, intended to help institutions and organizations secure long-term support for their humanities programs and resources.

All federal challenge grant funds are matching funds.  Recipients must raise three times the amount of federal funds offered.  The federal portions of NEH challenge grants have ranged in recent years from $75,000 to $500,000.  Requests for more than $500,000 are unlikely to be funded at that level.

To be eligible for matching, gifts may not derive from the grantee institution itself. All matching pledges and gifts must be new, that is, given (and pledges made and fulfilled) during the challenge grant period, which may begin five months prior to the submission deadline. The majority of gifts eligible for matching must be restricted—that is, donations made explicitly in response to or in anticipation of the challenge grant. See the guidelines for complete details.

Link to Full Announcement: http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/challenge-grants-may-1-2014-edit.pdf

Institutions may apply for only one (1) NEH challenge grant in a calendar year.

Because the NEH only allows an institution to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Eligible applicants interested in submitting a proposal to this program should submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, March 11, 2014:

  • Identify the specific project to be supported by the NEH Challenge Grant and the responsible UK academic unit.
  • Provide the names of the principal investigator, other project personnel or collaborators, and the UK development officer who will assist in developing the fundraising plan.
  • Provide a one-page single-spaced description of the proposed humanities activities to be supported through Challenge Grant funds.  Explain the impact that Challenge Grant funds will have on strengthening, improving, and sustaining the humanities.
  • Indicate the total amount of the federal request, and provide a half-page single-spaced description of the plans and strategy for raising the additional funds (including identification of potential sources of support and resources and experience in conducting a successful fundraising campaign) to meet the NEH matching requirement. 

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation.  The NEH deadline is May 1, 2014.  Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

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***National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) – Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions (Funding Opportunity Number 20140501-PG)***

Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections.  Applicants must draw on the knowledge of consultants whose preservation skills and experience are related to the types of collections and the nature of the activities that are the focus of their projects.

Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded.  All grants are awarded for a period of eighteen months, although a grantee may complete a project in a shorter period of time.

Link to Full Announcement: http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/pres-assist-grants-may-1-2014.pdf

Only one (1) application for a Preservation Assistance Grant may be submitted annually by an institution, although distinct collecting entities (units) of a larger organization may apply in the same year, such as the library and museum of a university or two historic sites within a historical society.

Because the NEH allows distinct collecting entities at the University of Kentucky to submit only one application apiece, interested applicants are required to contact the head of their unit stating their intent to apply.  If more than one applicant from a unit expresses interest in applying, the head of that unit will hold a competition to decide who that unit’s applicant will be.      

The NEH deadline is May 1, 2014.

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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Summer Stipends

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.  Recipients usually produce articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.  Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months.  Summer Stipends support projects at any stage of development.  Summer Stipends are awarded to individual scholars.  Organizations are not eligible to apply.  The Summer Stipends program welcomes projects that respond to NEH’s Bridging Cultures initiative.  Such projects could focus on cultures internationally or within the United States.

Summer Stipends provide $6,000 for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing.  Applicants successful in more than one NEH-administered program in support of individual research (for example, Awards for Faculty, Fellowships, Summer Stipends) may hold only ONE award in the 2014 federal fiscal year (October 1, 2013-September 30, 2014).

Link to Full Announcement: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=232575

The University of Kentucky is limited to two (2) nominations. Any faculty member is eligible for nomination.  U.S. citizens, whether they reside inside or outside the United States, are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline (Sept. 26, 2013) are also eligible.  Individuals who have held or been awarded a major fellowship or research grant or its equivalent within the three academic years prior to the application deadline (Sept. 26, 2013) are ineligible.  Previous recipients of an NEH Summer Stipend may apply to support a new stage of their projects. These applications do not receive special consideration and will be judged by the same criteria as others in the competition.  However, NEH will ask evaluators to review the accomplishments from the prior Summer Stipends award and determine if the project warrants additional support.

Because NEH only allows a university to submit two proposals, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Eligible applicants interested in submitting a proposal to this program should submit the following information electronically to Ms. Kristine Hobson (hobson@uky.edu), Office of the Provost, and a copy to their Dean by Friday, August 16, 2013:

  • Project narrative (maximum 3 single-spaced pages), including the intellectual significance of the proposed project, objectives, methods and work plan, competencies and skills, and final product and intended audience.  The NEH guidelines provide additional suggestions for addressing the narrative.
  • Project bibliography (one single-spaced page)
  • Curriculum vitae (two single-spaced pages)

A committee will be appointed to review the proposals and make recommendations.  The two applications that are chosen will be prepared online and submitted electronically via Grants.gov before NEH’s September 26, 2013, deadline. 

Applicants are advised that the proposal to NEH requires the names, email addresses, and affiliations of two references, whom NEH will contact directly to request online letters of reference submitted no later than October 16, 2013.

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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) Cooperative Agreement Program for the Evaluation of Pilots Using Trusted Online Credentials for Accessing Government Services

NIST invites applications from eligible applicants to evaluate the benefits and impacts of identity solutions for accessing government services that embrace and advance the NSTIC vision: that individuals and organizations utilize secure, efficient, easy-to-use, and interoperable identity credentials to access online services in a manner that promotes confidence, privacy, choice, and innovation. The purpose of the program is to support the study, evaluation, and increase in public knowledge about the pilots awarded through Federal Funding Opportunity 2013-NIST-NSTIC-02 NSTIC Pilots: Trusted Online Credentials for Accessing Government Services Cooperative Agreement Program. (More information on this FFO is available at http://www.nist.gov/nstic/20130415-20130411-2013-NIST-NSTIC-02FFO.pdf).

NSTIC expects to make one award for a total of approximately $300,000 for eighteen months.

Limited Submission: An organization may submit only on application.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  http://www.nist.gov/nstic/20130517%202013-NIST-NSTIC-03%20FFO%20Final.pdf

Because NIST only allows an organization to submit only one application under this competition, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals or departments interested in administering this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, June 3, 2013:

  • Names and departments of Project Director and key personnel
  • Brief project description (2 pages maximum) including the methodology for evaluation, for calculating impacts, for forecasting future benefits of the pilots, and for incorporating user perspectives.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. The NIST deadline is June 20, 2013.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program (2014-NIST-SURF-01)

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is one of the nation's premiere research institutions for the physical and engineering sciences and, as the lead Federal agency for technology transfer, it provides a strong interface between government, industry and academia.

The SURF Program provides an opportunity for the NIST laboratories to encourage outstanding undergraduate students to pursue careers in science and engineering. SURF is an 11-week program that provides research opportunities for students to work with internationally known NST scientists, to expose them to cutting-edge and state-of-the-art research, and to promote the pursuit of graduate degrees in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nanoscale science, neutron research, and/or physics.

This funding announcement applies to two NIST campuses that have separate SURF applications and review processes:  SURF Boulder in Colorado and SURF Gaithersburg in Maryland.

Limited Submission: Applicants that apply to SURF Boulder are limited to nominating no more than eight (8) undergraduate students for participation. However, applicants are not limited in the number of students that they may nominate for SURF Gaithersburg and the Office of the Vice President for Research, therefore, is not involved in the application process.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:  http://www.nist.gov/surfboulder/upload/20141205-2014-NIST-SURF-Gaithersburg-SURF-Boulder-FFO.pdf

Because NIST allows an organization to submit only one application to nominate up to 8 students under the SURF Boulder competition, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals or departments interested in administering this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, January 7, 2014:

  • Names and departments of Project Director and key personnel
  • Title of the program and/or funding opportunity announcement number
  • Brief project description overview (2 pages maximum) including a plan for recruiting eligible students, student evaluation criteria, and a timeline for meeting the external deadline.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The NIST deadline is February 14, 2014.

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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) - Graduate Student Award – Economics Sciences Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany

The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) University Partnerships Office provides funding for graduate students to attend an annual meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany.  This 5th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will be held August 19 – 23, 2014 and will feature recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences. 

The award covers transportation, lodging, and registration expenses; participants meet in Washington, D.C. for an orientation meeting and travel as a group to Germany.  Additional information is available at http://www.orau.org/lindau/about/overview.html

The University of Kentucky is invited to nominate one individual to attend the economic sciences meeting who meets the following criteria:  a) is a U.S. citizen currently enrolled as a full time graduate student and b) has completed by June 2014 at least two academic years of graduate study toward a doctoral degree in economics or in a related discipline, but not be planning a dissertation/thesis defense before December 31, 2014.

Individuals interested in submitting an application are to send the following information electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, October 29, 2013:

  • Graduate student’s name, department, graduate work starting date (month/year), and degree being pursued
  • Statement from student why participation in the Lindau meeting is important for his or her graduate education (1 page maximum)
  • Curriculum vitae from student (2 pages)
  • Reference letter from student’s advisor (1 page)

A committee will be convened to review applications and select UK’s candidate for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Economic Sciences meeting.  The selected student will complete the online application form and the Office of the Vice President for Research will submit the application before the November 15, 2013 deadline.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) - Graduate Student Award – Medicine/Physiology Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany

The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) University Partnerships Office provides funding for graduate students to attend an annual meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany.  This 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will be held June 29 through July 4, 2014 and will feature recipients of the Nobel Prize in Medicine/Physiology. 

The award covers transportation, lodging, and registration expenses; participants meet in Washington, D.C. for an orientation meeting and travel as a group to Germany.  Additional information is available at http://www.orau.org/lindau/about/overview.html

The University of Kentucky is invited to nominate one individual to attend the Medicine/Physiology meeting who meets the following criteria:  a) is a U.S. citizen currently enrolled as a full time graduate student and b) has completed by June 2014 at least two academic years of graduate studies toward a doctoral degree in the discipline of medicine/physiology or a related discipline, but not be planning a dissertation/thesis defense before December 31, 2014.

Individuals interested in submitting an application are to send the following information electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, October 7, 2013:

  • Graduate student’s name, department, graduate work starting date (month/year), and degree being pursued
  • Statement from student why participation in the Lindau meeting is important for his or her graduate education (1 page maximum)
  • Curriculum vitae from student (2 pages)
  • Reference letter from student’s advisor (1 page)

A committee will be convened to review applications and select UK’s candidate for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Medicine/Physiology meeting.  The selected student will complete the online application form and the Office of the Vice President for Research will submit the application before the November 1, 2013 deadline.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Travel Grants Program

The Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), www.orau.org, is a university consortium leveraging the scientific strength of major research institutions to advance science and education by partnering with national laboratories, government agencies, and private industry. ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy. The ORAU Consortium is comprised of 98 Ph.D.-granting sponsoring institutions, including the University of Kentucky, 19 associate institutions, and 6 branch campuses (http://www.orau.org/university-partnerships/members.aspx).

Travel funds of up to $800 can be requested by a faculty member from an ORAU sponsoring or associate institution or branch campus. Each ORAU Institution is limited to two requests in FY 2012 and the funds will need to be expended by September 30, 2012. Visits can be to collaborate with researchers at ORNL, Y-12, ORAU laboratories or work sites, or another ORAU institution. The request must comply with federal travel expenditure guidelines.

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

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. The grants may only be used to cover either travel expenses (train, plane, bus or other) or accommodation expenses. Other travel-related expenses, such as food, will not be reimbursed. Applications must be submitted BEFORE the travel takes place (no grants will be awarded after the fact).

Reporting - Within 30 days of the trip, grant recipients will need to send a one-page summary of the outcomes of the trip, including any presentations made, visits with students, other benefits, and plans anticipated outcomes.

Because the ORAU allows member organizations to submit only two travel requests, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following material electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, February 13, 2012:

  • Name and department of the faculty member requesting travel funds
  • Overview of proposed visit (1 page) – specify location, potential partner to be visited, purpose/objective of the visit, history of contact between the two parties, and anticipated outcome of the travel
  • Total funding requested

The Vice President for Research will appoint a committee to review this information and make recommendations as to the University’s submissions. The individuals selected will be notified and given the appropriate password to submit the proposal online to ORAU.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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Office of Public Health and Science/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health – Announcement of Availability of Funds for Family Planning Affordable Care Act (ACA) Impact Analysis Research Cooperative Agreements (PA-FPR-14-002)

Purpose: This Funding Opportunity Announcement encourages grant applications from public or non-profit private entities to conduct data analysis and related research and evaluation on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Title X funded family planning centers. The purpose is to support quantitative and qualitative analysis which has broad generalizability and may inform Title X providers and relevant stakeholders on how to continue to provide high quality and sustainable family planning services. This FOA allows applications for two different categories of projects. Applicants may submit one application per category. Each application should only include one category and clearly specify the category.

Category 1: Quantitative Analysis of the National Impact of the ACA on Title X
Category 2: Qualitative Analysis Addressing the Impact from Confidentially Providing Services

Amount: Range of Awards: $250,000 - $400,000; Period of Performance: Not to exceed 3 years

Link to Funding Opportunity

Institutional Limit: Applicants should submit one application per category.

Internal Competition: Because there is a limit to the number of applications that can be submitted, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Researchers interested in applying are to submit the following material electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, March 25, 2014:

  • Names and departments or affiliations of the Project Director and other key personnel or partners;
  • Title of program and/or funding opportunity announcement number and the specific category (Category 1 or Category 2)
  • Brief overview of the proposed project to include objectives, significance, and activities.(1-2 pages maximum)

A committee will be convened to review the material and make recommendations. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

Agency Deadline
LOI (not required) March 21, 2014
Full Proposal April 24, 2014

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Office of Public Health and Science/Office of Minority Health - Eliminating Lupus Health Disparities Initiative (ELHDI)

Description: As part of a continuing effort to improve the health and well-being of racial and ethnic minorities, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) announces availability of funding for Eliminating Lupus Health Disparities Initiative (ELHDI).The goal of the ELHDI program is to support the development and dissemination of a national lupus health education program to improve diagnosis and treatment for persons with lupus and to reduce health disparities in target populations. ELDHI will target practicing physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals and medical, nursing, and other allied health students in training

Amount: Estimated funds available for competition: Approximately $2,000,000.00
Anticipated number of awards: 1
Range of Award: $1,000,000.00 per year

Solicitation: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=14370     (see “grant announcement”)

Institutional Limit: An organization may submit no more than one application for ELHDI.

Internal Competition: Because OMH limits the number of proposals to one application per organization, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Prospective applicants interested in responding to this program should send a pre-proposal with the following information to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, May 21, 2012:

  1. Names and departments of the Project Director, project personnel and key collaborators  or partners;
  2. Brief abstract of project to include the need, objectives, and work plan (1-2 p. max).

Deadline: June 8, 2012

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)  

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Office of Public Health and Science/Office of Minority Health - Peer-to-Peer Outreach Model to Curb HIV/AIDS Transmission Among High Risk Minority Youth and Adolescents (CHAT) (MP-HHP 12-001)

Description: As part of a continuing effort to eliminate health disparities by improving the health and well being of racial and ethnic minorities, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) announces availability of the Peer-to-Peer Outreach Model to Curb HIV/AIDS Transmission Among High Risk Minority Youth and Adolescents through a demonstration grant (hereafter referred to as the CHAT Program).The CHAT Program is intended to ascertain the effectiveness of collaborative community-based interventions, implemented at the grassroots level, on reducing health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations, and to demonstrate the effectiveness of the collaborative partnership approach in:

  • Supporting ongoing HIV/AIDS prevention/education and testing initiatives aimed at at risk youth (see definitions) who are currently in alternative educational settings; juvenile detention facilities; and alternative living arrangements ordered by the courts.
  • Utilizing youth peer educators/lay workers to reach and influence young people with information, education, and prevention messages.
  • Using social media and technology tools to support instant communication with the target population to increase access to safer sex information and HIV/AIDS prevention and education.

Amount: Estimated Funds Available for Competition: $1,000,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: 4-5
Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2012
Period of Performance: 3 years

Solicitation: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=14373      (see “grant announcement”)

Institutional Limit: An organization may submit no more than one application to the CHAT Program.

Internal Competition: Because OMH limits the number of proposals to one application per organization, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Prospective applicants interested in responding to this program should send a pre-proposal with the following information to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, May 22, 2012:

  1. Names and departments of the Project Director, project personnel and key collaborators  or partners;
  2. Brief abstract of project to include the need, objectives, and work plan (1-2 p. max).

Deadline: June 8, 2012

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)  

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Office of Public Health and Science/Office of Minority Health - Youth Empowerment Program (YEP)

Description: As part of a continuing HHS effort to improve the health and well being of racial and ethnic minorities, the Department announces availability of FY 2012 funding for the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP). The YEP seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in at-risk minority youth and provide them with opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices. It is intended to demonstrate the effectiveness of a highly innovative and multi-partnership collaborative approach involving institutions of higher education, primary and secondary schools, sports organizations, youth clubs, other related community organizations and institutions, and the community at-large on reducing risky behaviors among targeted minority youth 10 to 18 years of age. It is expected that the YEP will result in:

  • Reduction in or elimination of high risk behaviors.
  • Strengthening of protective/resiliency factors.
  • Development of sustainable basic life skills needed to deal with the demands of everyday life.
  • Development of skills and behaviors that lead to healthier lifestyle choices and to overall success in life.

Amount: Estimated Funds Available for Competition: $1,500,000 in FY 2012
Anticipated Number of Awards: 5 - 6
Range of Awards: $250,000 to $300,000 per year
Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2012
Period of Performance: 5 Years (September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2017)

Solicitation: https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=14371      (see “grant announcement”)

Institutional Limit: An organization may submit no more than one application as the lead agency to the YEP.

Internal Competition: Because OMH limits the number of proposals to one application per organization, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Prospective applicants interested in responding to this program should send a pre-proposal with the following information to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, May 22, 2012:

  1. Names and departments of the Project Director, project personnel and key collaborators  or partners;
  2. Brief abstract of project to include the need, objectives, and work plan (1-2 p. max).

Deadline: June 8, 2012

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)  

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Small Business Administration - Boots To Business: From Service to Startup Training Program (B2B) (B2B-2014-01)

The purpose of this Program Announcement is to invite proposals from Public and Private Institutions to provide entrepreneurship training, curriculum development and program management support services for global delivery of B2B which will require at a minimum:  1) providing a network of instructors to teach “Foundations” and to travel and teach “Intro” at overseas military installations; 2) production, global distribution and inventory management of all course materials; 3) managing the SBA owned course curricula including continuous improvement and compatibility with Department of Defense (DOD) learning management systems; 4) execution of project management and marketing activities including website administration, content generation and coordination; 5) collection, analysis, and reporting on metrics and measures for program outcomes assessment; and, 6) collaboration on all program elements with SBA Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD), SBA District Offices, SBA Resource Partners, and Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOCs).

Amount: SBA anticipates the amount of funding under this award to be $3,000,000 in the base year and for each option year subject to availability of funds. Awards will be made for up to a 3-year period of performance, consisting of a base period of 12 months from the date of award and up to two (2) option periods of 12 months each.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1   

Full program website/solicitation

Internal Competition: Because the U.S. Small Business Administration limits the number of proposals an organization may submit, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Researchers interested in submitting a proposal are to submit the following material to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, February 11, 2014:

  • The names and departments of the PI and other collaborators;
  • Title of the program (Boots to Business Training Program)
  • Short description (2 page maximum) including goals/objectives, prior experience, and a work plan.

The Vice President for Research will appoint a committee to review the material and make recommendations as to the University’s applicant. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Kathy Stanwix-Hay (stanwix@email.uky.edu or 257-5090)

SBA deadline – March 3, 2014

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Small Business Administration - Entrepreneurship Bootcamp For Veterans (EBV) With Disabilities Program

Purpose: to fund an administrative project that further builds the Institution’s capacity to market and promote the EBV Program to post 9/11 service-disabled veterans as potential candidates, and recruit renowned 4-year Institutions of Higher Learning that provide world-class entrepreneurship and business management training programs to service-disabled veteran small business owners and entrepreneurs, with the intent of starting new or expanding/diversifying existing small businesses, or starting nonprofit organizations.    

Request for Proposals: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=204474 (Click on “full announcement at top) 

Amount: A total of $450,000 in funding is available for this program in FY 2013. SBA expects to make one (1) or more awards in the range of $25,000 to $150,000. There is no matching funds requirement. However, the availability of additional funds or in-kind resources should be noted in the technical proposal. 

Internal Competition: Because U.S. Small Business Administration limits an institution to one submission, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Researchers interested in applying are to submit the following material electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and to their Associate Dean for Research by Thursday, November 8, 2012:

  • Names and departments or affiliations of the principal Investigator, and other key personnel or partners;
  • Brief description of your project plan including objectives and primary activities (2 pages max.).

A committee will be convened to review the material and make recommendations as to the University’s submission. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

The Federal deadline is November 22, 2012

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Small Business Administration - Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (VWISE) Program (VWISE-2014-01)

The purpose of this Program Announcement is to invite proposals from Public and Private Institutions interested in obtaining funding for continuation of the VWISE National Entrepreneurship Training Program designed to train female veterans and transitioning service personnel interested in starting new small businesses, and current spouses or companions of veteran small business owners interested in expanding/diversifying existing firms.

Amount: SBA anticipates the amount of funding under this award to be $1.3 million. Award will be made for up to a 3-year period of performance, consisting of a base period of 12 months from the date of award and up to two (2) option periods of 12 months each.

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1   

Website: See the full program website/solicitation for more information: http://www.sba.gov/content/women-veterans-igniting-spirit-entrepreneurship-vwise-2014-01

Internal Competition: Because the U.S. Small Business Administration limits the number of proposals an organization may submit, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Researchers interested in submitting a proposal are to submit the following material to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, November 25, 2013:

  • The names and departments of the PI and other collaborators;
  • Title of the program and/or funding opportunity announcement number;
  • Short description (2 page maximum) including goals/objectives, prior experience, and a work plan.

The Vice President for Research will appoint a committee to review the material and make recommendations as to the University’s applicant. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

SBA deadline – December 8, 2013

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC) RFA No. TI-12-008

Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2012 for Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC) grants. The purpose of this program is to develop and strengthen the workforce that provides addictions treatment and recovery support services to those in need. In partnership with Single State Authorities, treatment provider associations, addictions counselors, multidisciplinary professionals, faith and recovery community leaders, family members of those in recovery, and other stakeholders, the ATTCs assess the training and development needs of the substance use disorders workforce, and develop and conduct training and technology transfer activities to meet identified needs. Particular emphasis is on increasing knowledge and improving skills in using evidence-based and promising treatment/recovery practices in recovery-oriented systems of care.

Amount: Estimated funds available for competition: $10.53 million
Anticipated number of awards: 15
Estimated Award Amount: Up to $665,000-$765,000 per year

Solicitation: http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/2012/ti_12_008.aspx

Institutional Limit: While an organization may apply for a Regional ATTC, National Focus Area ATTC and/or the ATTC National Coordinating Office, a separate application must be submitted for each type of ATTC. Each organization may submit only one application per type of ATTC; therefore, the maximum number of applications an organization may submit is three. Each applicant organization may receive only one award. If an applicant submits multiple high scoring applications, award decisions will be made in the following priority order: 1) Regional ATTC Sites; 2) National Focus Area ATTC Sites; 3) ATTC National Coordinating Office.

Internal Competition: Because SAMHSA limits the number of proposals to one application per type of ATTC, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Prospective applicants interested in responding to this program should send a pre-proposal with the following information to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Wednesday, June 13, 2012:

  1. Type of Application (Regional ATTC, National Focus Area ATTC or ATTC National Coordinating Office)
  2. Names and departments of the Project Director, project personnel and key collaborators  or partners;
  3. Brief abstract of project to include the need, objectives, and work plan (1-2 p. max).

SAMHSA Deadline: June 28, 2012

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.) 

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Transportation, U.S. Department of (DOT) - Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program

The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is soliciting proposals from universities and other qualifying transportation-related non-profit organizations with the desire and ability to partner with OSDBU to establish and maintain a Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) in the South Atlantic Region (Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia). OSDBU and the recipient will enter into a cooperative agreement to provide outreach to the small business community in the South Atlantic Region to encourage and assist small businesses to become better prepared to compete for, obtain, and manage DOT funded transportation-related contracts and subcontracts at the federal, state, and local levels.

The award floor for this program is $125,000 per year and the award ceiling is $145,000 per year.  The cooperative agreement will be awarded for a period of one (1) year with options for two (2) additional one-year periods.   Further information can be found at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-01-23/pdf/2013-01290.pdf

An organization may submit only one (1) proposal.

Because the Department of Transportation allows an organization to submit only one proposal, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Thursday, February 7, 2013:
  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • Project description (1-2 pages), where the applicant describes his/her strategy to achieve the overall mission of the SBTRC as described in this solicitation and service the small business community in his/her entire geographic regional area

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation.  The Dept. of Transportation deadline is February 19, 2013.  Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) - Accelerating Inclusion and Mitigating Emissions (AIME)

The overall objective of the Accelerating Inclusion and Mitigating Emissions (AIME) program is to increase participation of marginalized, forest-based communities in “Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation” (REDD+) deals in order to mitigate global climate change emissions.  AIME’s objective will be achieved by: (1) creating tools and approaches that help local communities engage with the private sector more confidently and productively on resource management in general and carbon credits in particular; (2) improving the capacity of subnational governments to play a critical role in community-based REDD+ programs, with a focus on developing legal, regulatory, and administrative frameworks to support fair inclusion of indigenous and Afro-descendent communities in REDD+ projects; and (3) bringing community, local and regional government, and private sector representatives together to develop new approaches to negotiate REDD+ contracts.

USAID is contemplating awarding a single Cooperative Agreement totaling approximately $2.6 million per year for the five-year period, for a total amount not to exceed $13 million, subject to the availability of funds.

Further information can be found at: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=235620

Organizations may submit only one (1) application for the Cooperative Agreement.

Because USAID only allows an organization to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Friday, June 7, 2013:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • An overview, including activities, goals, and objectives, of the proposed program.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation.  The USAID deadline is June 27, 2013.  Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) - All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR-GCD), Round 2 Grant Competition (ACR-GC2)

Description:  This request for applications focuses on technology-based innovations to achieve the ACR GCD’s goal to improve the reading scores of students in grades/levels one to three.  The expected outcome of Round 2 is: Improved reading scores for students.  To achieve this outcome, Applicants must choose to address a specific problem in one of the following focus areas: (1) Mother tongue instruction and reading materials, (2) Family and community engagement, or (3) Children with disabilities.

Amount of Award:  Approximately three awards per focus area will be made, with a total of $900,000 available under each focus area.  Cost sharing is required and each Applicant must demonstrate a minimum of 5 percent cost share.

Full Program Solicitation: https://www.omnicompete.com/files/enablingwriters/acr_grant_rfa.pdf

Limited Submission:  Up to two (2) applications may be submitted by the same organization, but each application must be associated with a different primary contact (project manager) and propose a different project.  For the purposes of this requirement, the same organization will include any parent or subsidiary organization, or other affiliated organization with any common ownership or control.

Internal Notification: Due to the organizational limits for this funding opportunity, interested applicants must notify the Proposal Development Office (PDO@uky.edu or 257-2861) of intent to apply by Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

Include an estimated budget with match and potential sources of funding for that match.  Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

Deadline: The USAID deadline for submission of concept notes is April 10, 2014.  Full applications, if invited to submit one, are due July 15, 2014.

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) - Annual Program Statement (APS) for Microbicide Research, Development, and Introduction, Round 2

USAID is soliciting concept papers and will request full applications from selected respondents.  Applications are sought to address the following three objectives:

  • Objective 1 - For advanced microbicide product candidates that women can use to reduce their risk of vaginal HIV infection
  • Objective 2 - For novel microbicide product leads, including novel formulations, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and combined mechanisms of action
  • Objective 3 - Develop and/or demonstrate effective approaches to maximize adherence to instructions for microbicide use in clinical trials, to objectively measure actual adherence in clinical trials, and to interpret trial results taking data on actual adherence into account

Pending the availability of funds, USAID anticipates awarding cooperative agreements for the three objectives, as follows:

  • Objective 1: Up to three (3) cooperative agreements for periods up to five (5) years and obligating up to a combined total of $21,000,000 per year for all of the cooperative agreements responding to Objective 1.
  • Objective 2: Up to three (3) cooperative agreements for periods up to five (5) years and obligating up to a combined total of $12,000,000 per year for all of the cooperative agreements responding to Objective 2.
  • Objective 3: Up to two (2) cooperative agreements for periods up to three (3) years and obligating up to a combined total of $1,000,000 per year for all of the cooperative agreements responding to Objective 3.

All cooperative agreements resulting from this APS will require awardees to provide a cost share at least equal to ten (10) percent of the total amount obligated by USAID on an annual basis.

Further information can be found at: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=218854

Applicant organizations may submit applications for more than one of the APS objectives (listed above), provided that each application responds distinctly and specifically to a single objective.  However, there should be only one (1) application per objective from any one organization as the primary awardee.

Because USAID only allows an organization to submit one application per objective, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Thursday, February 28, 2013:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • The objective (from the three listed above) that the project addresses
  • A short description (1-2 pages) of the project’s research activities
  • A budget with cost sharing match and potential sources of funding for that match. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation.  The USAID deadline for concept papers is March 18, 2013.  Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) - Building Constituencies for Democracy and Human Rights

The Building Constituencies for Democracy program will strategically engage new advocates for democracy across a broad range of organizations and interest groups that have a stake in democratic institutions and processes, yet do not engage on those issues when they come under threat. By increasing the landscape of stakeholders for democracy in target countries, this regional program will seek to increase the political cost to initiatives that undermine democratic rights and principles.

USAID intends to support a Cooperative Agreement totaling up to $600,000 a year, for a total level of $2.4 million over a four-year period.  Cost sharing is encouraged, but not required, for this award.

Further information can be found at: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=236090

Organizations may submit only one (1) application for the Cooperative Agreement.

Because USAID only allows an organization to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Thursday, June 20, 2013:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • An overview, including activities, goals, and objectives, of the proposed program.
  • Budget, including any proposed match and potential source of funds.  Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation.  The USAID deadline is July 8, 2013.  Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) - Comprehensive Care for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (C3) (RFA-OAA-14-000005)

Description:  This announcement solicits applications to provide a focused central mechanism for bringing together the technical expertise needed to increase the capacity of program implementers and key actors within systems of care and support and enable them to effectively address the unique and multi-faceted needs of children in the HIV epidemic. The overarching purpose of the C3 project is to improve health and well-being outcomes for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by HIV and AIDS and other adversities. C3 seeks to support systems and structures at country and regional levels for promoting evidence-based interventions to protect against risk, interrupt cycles of vulnerability, and build pathways to resilience leading to an AIDS Free Generation and contributing to overall improvements in quality of life and productivity in vulnerable children and their families.

Amount of Award:  The total estimated amount for this cooperative agreement is $68,000,000. The anticipated start date of this award is July 2014 and the estimated period of performance is o/a August 2014 through o/a August 2019 (five years), subject to availability of funds.  Over the life of the project, in addition to USAID funds, Applicants are expected to contribute, from their other sources, no less than 5% of the amount obligated by USAID for the implementation of this program.

Full Program Solicitation: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250878 

Limited Submission:  Organizations are permitted to submit only one (1) application in response to this RFA.

Internal Notification: Due to the organizational limits for this funding opportunity, interested applicants must notify the Proposal Development Office (PDO@uky.edu or 257-2861) of intent to apply by Monday, February 24, 2014.

Include an estimated budget with match and potential sources of funding for that match.  Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

Deadline: The USAID deadline for submission of applications is March 21, 2014.

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) - Digital Democracy

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), represented by the Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean (USAID/LAC), Office of Cuban Affairs, is seeking applications for Cooperative Agreements for a three-year Civil Society program entitled “Digital Democracy.” The intent of this project is to increase and expand the use of digital technologies and new media to facilitate the flow of uncensored information to, from, and within the island, and to support communication among the Cuban people, especially among independent civil society groups and networks. The program seeks to encourage the free exchange of ideas and distribution of information on a range of issues, by harnessing existing virtual networks and improving the use of existing technology on the island.

USAID anticipates making up to two Cooperative Agreements totaling up to $3 million per project for a period of up to three years.

For guidelines and additional information see the complete funding opportunity announcement: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=180514

Each organization may submit only one (1) application, and each organization is eligible for only one (1) Cooperative Agreement.

Internal Notification: Due to the organizational limits for this solicitation, interested applicants must notify the Proposal Development Office (PDO@uky.edu or 257-2861) of intent to apply by Thursday, July 12, 2012.

The USAID deadline is July 27, 2012.

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) – Exchange of Ideas on Human Rights (Request for Applications # SOL-OAA-13-000110)

Developing and strengthening human capacity is essential to fostering democracy and the respect for human rights. The purpose of the Exchange of Ideas on Human Rights program is to strengthen human capacity on the island of Cuba by providing opportunities for civil society leaders to travel outside of Cuba to gain technical skills and experiential learning in an array of fields important to democracy and civil society development. This program will encourage the free exchange of ideas and equip a broad base of leaders from Cuba’s civil society with the specialized skills and practical attitudes needed to develop and support democratic governance.

Subject to the availability of funds, USAID intends to award up to two Cooperative Agreements and provide each approximately $1 million per year in total USAID funding, to be allocated over the three-year period. Cost sharing is highly desirable for this award.

Further information can be found at: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=237402

Each organization may submit only one (1) application, and each organization is eligible for only one (1) Cooperative Agreement.

Because USAID only allows an organization to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Thursday, July 25, 2013.

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • Title of program and funding opportunity announcement number
  • An overview, including activities, goals, and objectives, of the proposed program.
  • Budget, including any proposed match and potential source of funds.  Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation.  The USAID deadline is August 9, 2013.  Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

Sent to:  VPR Cabinet, RMG, LS, OSPA, PDO; subject list: International Community Development.

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) - Higher Education Solutions Network

The intent of this program is to harness the knowledge, research, and creativity found on higher education campuses to further increase the effectiveness and efficiency of USAID’s development programs while reducing the costs over time. By leveraging the capacity and knowledge of universities and research institutions, USAID seeks to broaden the capacity of development institutions more broadly, including USAID, developing countries, and other donor organizations. In this way, academic institutions involved in the partnership will serve as virtual centers of knowledge that will help USAID and the larger development community better understand problems, and evaluate and develop new solutions to development challenges. Partnering institutions will foster innovations in science and technology, and engage and inspire a new and broader community of scholars and students involved in the complex issues of international development planning, execution, and assessment. Specifically, through the resultant cooperative agreement(s), the academic community will support USAID and other development organizations to improve their analytical capabilities in understanding development challenges and core barriers to addressing them; catalogue solutions to different challenges; catalyze and bring forward novel approaches to addressing development problems; and encourage the development and application of new tools within science, technology, and engineering to improve the efficacy and decrease cost of development interventions.

USAID will fund two types of Centers – Consortium Centers and Single Institution Centers – that will further knowledge of development and innovation, and engage with a broad range of actors.

Activities pursuant to this RFA will have an implementation period of five years from the date of award. USAID anticipates funding Consortium Centers at between $4-5 million per year and Single Institution Centers at between $1-2 million per year over a five year period.  

Applicants are required to contribute cost sharing from own, private, or local sources for the implementation of this program. There is no minimum or maximum amount of cost-sharing, but some amount must be provided. The more in-kind and/or cash contributions from non-U.S. government sources included in the application, the more competitive an applicant will be.

The application process is a two-stage process consisting of (1) a Concept Note and, if initial review by USAID indicates the Concept Note merits further consideration, (2) a Full Application. Only applicants who have submitted a Concept Note will be eligible to submit a Full Application, if requested. Further information can be found at:
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=MGQpPLWKL01lvyFQtRG0R8tpTCWqZhT3v5j5sj1m4pcS1zchv3HX!-916096435?oppId=142993&mode=VIEW An institution may submit no more than three (3) applications as the lead. Each applicant institution is restricted to two (2) “Institution Center” applications and one (1) “Consortium Center” application. Institutions are free to serve as collaborating partners (but not the lead) in as many applications as they feel is appropriate and can be programmatically justified.

Because USAID allows an organization to submit only two “Institution Center” proposals as the lead applicant and only one “Consortium Center” proposal as the lead applicant, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Friday, March 9, 2012:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • Specify the type of center that will be established - Institution Center or Consortium Center
  • Project overview (1-2 pages) – brief project description describing the challenges that will be addressed , the program’s estimated value, and the performance period
  • A budget that includes the cost sharing match and potential sources of funding for that match. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make recommendations. The USAID deadline for submitting the required concept note (Stage 1 of the RFA) is March 22, 2012, and the USAID deadline for submitting a full application, if requested (Stage 2 of the RFA), is July 17, 2012. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) - Increasing Participation of People with Disabilities in USAID Activities and Strengthen the Capacities of Disabled People’s Organizations (Cambodia USAID-Phnom Penh)

The United States Government, represented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking Concept Papers for funding to: 1) Increase the participation of people with disabilities in USAID programs/activities and 2) Strengthen the capacity and services of civil society organizations run by and for people with disabilities, herein referred to as Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs).

A two-tier process will be utilized. Tier one consists of evaluation of concept papers and Tier two consists of evaluation of full applications. The Concept Paper will form the basis for a Mission decision about which organizations will be invited to prepare a full application, which is tier two at the invitation of USAID/Cambodia.

Amount of Award:  USAID/Cambodia may fund individual programs over a 12-36-month period in two categories: (1) a small fund program ranging from $20,000 to $300,000 (total not to exceed $3.8 million) and (2) a larger fund program ranging from $300,000 - $600,000 (total not to exceed $1.2 million).

Limited Submission:  Each organization is limited to the submission of up to two (2) small fund applications and one (1) large fund application or no more than three (3) applications.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=249213

Internal Notification: Due to the organizational limits for this funding opportunity, interested applicants must notify the Proposal Development Office (PDO@uky.edu or 257-2861) of intent to apply by Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

Deadline: The USAID deadline for submission of concept papers is January 10, 2014.

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) - Increasing Participation of People with Disabilities in USAID Activities and Strengthen the Capacities of Disabled People’s Organizations (Georgia USAID-Tbilisi)

The United States Government, represented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking Concept Papers for funding to 1) support and increase participation of people with disabilities (PWDs) in USAID activities and 2) strengthen the capacity and services of civil society organizations run by and for people with disabilities.

Amount of Award: USAID/Georgia intends to fund individual programs in two categories: (1) a small fund program ranging from $20,000 to $300,000 and (2) a larger fund program ranging from $300,000 - $600,000.

Limited Submission:  Each organization should submit one (1) concept paper only as a prime applicant. 

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=248333

Internal Notification: Due to the organizational limits for this funding opportunity, interested applicants must notify the Proposal Development Office (PDO@uky.edu or 257-2861) of intent to apply by Monday, December 9, 2013.

Deadline: The USAID deadline for concept papers is December 19, 2013.

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) – Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Reads Capacity Program (SOL-OAA-14-000043)

The purpose of the LAC Reads Capacity Program is to increase the impact, scale, and sustainability of early grade reading interventions in the LAC region through the development of state-of-the-art knowledge resources and the provision of technical assistance to host country governments, and other selected key stakeholders, to enhance their efforts to boost early grade reading outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged children. Working in collaboration with USAID’s bilateral missions, the program will facilitate stakeholder understanding and application of evidence-based, context appropriate, approaches to improving early grade reading.

Amount of Award:  USAID is contemplating awarding a single Cooperative Agreement totaling approximately $3,000,000 per year for a five-year program, for a total amount not to exceed $15,000,000.  The applicant is required to provide a cost share.  The minimum allowable amount is 10 percent of the total budget. 

Limited Submission:  Organizations may submit only one (1) application for the Cooperative Agreement.

See the complete solicitation for additional details and requirements:

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250096

Internal Notification: Due to the organizational limits for this funding opportunity, interested applicants must notify the Proposal Development Office (PDO@uky.edu or 257-2861) of intent to apply by Friday, January 31, 2014.

Include an estimated budget with match and potential sources of funding for that match.  Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

Deadline: The USAID deadline for submission of concept papers is March 14, 2014.

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) – Malaria Vector Control Program (RFA-OAA-14-000015)

The USAID Global Health Bureau, Office of Health, Infectious Diseases, and Nutrition, is issuing this Request for Applications (RFA) in the anticipation of awarding a single cooperative agreement (CA) to build and expand upon USAID’s prior malaria prevention efforts over the past 15 years.  The CA issued through this RFA will be a global mechanism which, over the course of the next five years, will implement the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) malaria vector control prevention strategy through key activities including global technical leadership, capacity building, and implementation support.

Estimated Available Funds and Cost Share:  The total estimated amount for this RFA is $60 million for a period of five years.  A minimum of 7% cost share will be requested from Applicants.

Limited Submission:  An organization is permitted to submit only one (1) application in response to this RFA.

Link to Solicitation:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254061

Internal Notification: Due to the organizational limits for this RFA, interested applicants must send the Proposal Development Office (PDO@uky.edu) a brief project overview as a statement of their intent to apply (1/2 – 1 page), along with potential source(s) of matching funds, by Tuesday, April 29, 2014.             

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) – New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund (RFA-OAA-14-000012)

The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to identify and select six organizations that are results-oriented and can forge sets of scaled information and communications technologies (ICT)-enabled services – and change them as needed depending on results and changing conditions – to increase the adoption rates of new technologies by smallholder farmers.  

This RFA includes a total of six possible Awards.  Competition under the RFA will be conducted in two phases: Phase I (Concept Note) and Phase II (Full Application).  Each applicant shall initially provide USAID with a Concept Note.  The most highly technically qualified Concept Notes will be invited to submit a Phase II Full Application.

Limited Submission:  An organization may submit up to six (6) Concept Notes, one for each of the six Awards to be made.

Link to Solicitation:  http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=252974

Internal Notification: Due to the organizational limits for this RFA, interested applicants must send the Proposal Development Office (PDO@uky.edu) a brief project overview as a statement of their intent to apply (1/2 – 1 page) by Thursday, April 10, 2014.

Deadline:  The USAID deadline for submitting a concept note is April 24, 2014.

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US Agency for International Development (USAID) - Systems for Health Program in Ghana (RFA-641-14-00002)

Description:  The United States Government, represented by USAID/Ghana, is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement for a five-year program entitled “Systems for Health”.  USAID/Systems for Health is designed to improve access to and quality of family planning; maternal, newborn, and child health; nutrition; malaria prevention and treatment; and interventions to improve the management and performance of health systems that support these services.

Amount of Award:  USAID is contemplating awarding one Cooperative Agreement of up to $68.7 million for a period of up to five years.  Applicants are encouraged to provide at least a 15 percent cost share to signal the applicant’s commitment to the activity.

Full Program Solicitation: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250753

Limited Submission:  Each organization may submit only one (1) application.

Internal Notification: Due to the organizational limits for this funding opportunity, interested applicants must notify the Proposal Development Office (PDO@uky.edu or 257-2861) of intent to apply by Wednesday, February 26, 2014.

Include an estimated budget with match and potential sources of funding for that match.  Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

Deadline: The USAID deadline for submission of applications is April 2, 2014.

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USDA – Children, Youth, and Families At-Risk 4-H Military Partnership Program (USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-004335)

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announces the availability of grant funds for the Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR) 4-H Military Partnership Project (CYFAR-CMP) for fiscal year 2013 to marshal the resources of the Land-grant Cooperative Extension System to develop and deliver educational programs, professional development and technical assistance for military children and youth. 

CYFAR-CMP has two strategic objectives:

  1. To support the development of Cooperative Extension’s educational 4-H programs for military-connected youth based on identified needs and soundly grounded in research.
  2. To integrate CYFAR-CMP programming into ongoing Extension programs for children, youth, and families – ensuring that military-connected youth continue to be part of Extension 4-H programs and have access to resources and educational opportunities.

CYFAR-CMP encourages projects that develop content and programs suitable for delivery through the Cooperative Extension System’s eXtension Initiative. Funds may be used to contribute tothe existing Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) or to form a new Community of Practice focused on the needs of military-connected youth. Projects must align with the eXtension vision, mission, and values. A letter of acknowledgement from eXtension is required, and a letter of support may be required from one or more of the Communities of Practice. For detailed guidance on how to partner with eXtension, go to http://create.extension.org/node/2057.

NIFA will accept only one (1) primary grantee application per land-grant institution.

See the complete program announcement for additional details and requirements:  http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/pdfs/13_cyfar_mil_prtnr.pdf

Because the Department of Agriculture only allows an institution to submit one application as the primary applicant, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Thursday, July 18, 2013:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director and key personnel
  • Program name – specify USDA, CYFAR 4-H Military Partnership Program
  • A short description (1-2 pages) of the proposed project including the objectives, three year plan of work and collaborators.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The USDA deadline is August 8, 2013.

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USDA - Children, Youth and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects (CYFAR SCP) (USDA-NIFA-SLBCD-004490)

The purpose of the Sustainable Community Projects is to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for at-risk children, youth, and families supported by the Cooperative Extension System. Collaboration across disciplines, program areas, and geographic lines, as well as a holistic approach that views the individual in the context of the family and community, are central to Sustainable Community Projects.

Critical issues and demographic trends impacting children and families in the state should be examined including: migrant workers’ children; new immigrant children and families; children in families coping with military deployments, separations, and reunions; children and youth facing issues of drugs, violence, crime, teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, obesity, isolation, poverty and poor school achievement.  One of the four National CYFAR Outcomes must be selected as a focus for all community sites in the project:

  1. Early Childhood: Children will have their basic physical, emotional and intellectual needs met. Babies will be born healthy.
  2. School Age (K-8): School age youth will demonstrate knowledge, skills, attitudes and behavior necessary for fulfilling contributing lives.
  3. Teen: Teens will demonstrate knowledge, skills, attitudes and behavior necessary for fulfilling contributing lives.
  4. Parent/Family: Parents will take primary responsibility for meeting their children’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs and providing moral guidance and direction. Families will promote positive, productive, and contributing lives for all family members.

Eligibility:  UK is a current CYFAR SCP grantee and may submit an application for an additional CYFAR SCP project; however, if the same community site is being used, a justification must be provided.  The current CYFAR communities in Kentucky are Todd and Wolfe counties.

Limited Submission: Only 1 (one) application per land-grant institution will be accepted.  

See the complete program announcement for additional details and requirements:  http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/pdfs/14_cyfar_scp.pdf

Because the Department of Agriculture only allows an organization to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, March 18, 2014:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director and key personnel (evaluator and technology specialist)
  • Title of the program and/or funding opportunity announcement number;
  • A short description (2 pages maximum) of the proposed project including the selected outcome, the community sites (2-3), the desired long-term results, and the program/curriculum content.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The USDA deadline is April 11, 2014.

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USDA - Extension Integrated Pest Management - Coordination and Support Program (EIPM-CS)

EIPM-CS awards help agricultural producers and other pest managers gain confidence in alternative pest management practices through training, demonstration, and evaluation of methods and strategies.  These efforts will contribute to the achievement of national IPM goals (www.nifa.usda.gov/nea/pest/in_focus/ipm_if_roadmap.html).  A strong NIFA/land-grant university partnership will enable EIPM–CS to address pest management challenges on an appropriate scale—from county-level to multi-state production regions.  Within that framework, EIPM COORDINATION programs teach/train more broadly and encourage implementation of IPM principles, while EIPM SUPPORT projects respond to specific, often emerging, needs or may develop/adapt new tools for use in IPM implementation programs. Successful proposals will demonstrate effective efforts by extension educators and implementation of IPM practices by end users, and provide measurements of those successes.

Limited Submission: Applicants are limited to submitting only one COORDINATION application (either a standard COORDINATION or a COORDINATION development application.)  There is no limit on the number of SUPPORT applications that an organization may submit.

See the complete program announcement for additional details and requirements:  http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=222894

Because the Department of Agriculture only allows an organization to submit one EIPM COORDINATION application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, March 12, 2013:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director and key personnel
  • Program type of application (standard COORDINATION or COORDINATION development)
  • A short description (2 pages maximum) of the proposed project including the IPM emphasis area, the key stakeholders, and the extension plan.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. The USDA deadlines are March 19, 2013 for non-required notices of intent and April 16, 2013 for full applications.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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USDA – Extension Outreach on the Marketplace Exchanges of the Affordable Care Act

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announces the availability of funding and requests applications for the Extension Outreach on the Marketplace Exchanges of the Affordable Care Act Competitive Grants Program to address the education needs of Americans by providing information and tools to make health insurance decisions associated with the roll-out of the Marketplace Exchanges. The purpose of this grant program is to target areas of the country with high numbers of individuals that do not have health insurance and focus education and outreach efforts on these specific areas so consumers will be able to make informed decisions regarding their participation in their State Marketplace Exchange.

The focus of this grant opportunity is specifically on extension outreach education. Proposals with a focus on research, formal education, or clinical interventions will not be considered. Program management activities should be carried out primarily by Cooperative Extension specialists/educators/agents, rather than subcontractors.

The amount available for support of this program in FY 2013 is approximately $795,455.

NIFA will accept only one (1) application per land-grant institution.

See the complete program announcement for additional details and requirements: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/ext_outreach.html

Because the Department of Agriculture only allows an organization to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, July 9, 2013:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director and key personnel
  • Program name – specify USDA Extension Outreach Marketplace Exchanges
  • A short description (1-2 pages) of the proposed project including the objectives, project plan and methods.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The USDA deadline is July 26, 2013.

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USDA - Forest Products Research Program

The Forest Products Research Grants Program provides creative and innovative science and technology and advanced business practices that enhance the domestic and global competitiveness of the U.S. wood products industry. Specifically, it addresses utilization needs of hardwood and conifer forest resources. Because of the limited amount of funding, this year’s offering focuses on creating new and improved wood uses and value-added products. Applications are being solicited for the FY 2013 appropriation under the following special areas:

  1. Innovative solutions to develop new industries/technologies that can optimally process/utilize large quantities of pest-damaged or -killed trees;
  2. Developing grade and size models for conifers;
  3. Promoting use of low value hardwoods for prime bio-products/value-added utilization of underutilized hardwoods;
  4. Developing structural composites, such as, Cross Laminated Timbers (CLT) and others using softwoods;
  5. Thermal modification of hardwood and softwood lumber; and
  6. Adhesion mechanics in wood and wood composites.
This fiscal year, the Forest Products Research program expects to fund at least four standard research projects for not more than $300,000 each over a maximum period of three years.

Limited Submission: An institution can submit a maximum of two applications.

See the complete program announcement for additional details and requirements:  http://www.nifa.usda.gov/fo/forestproductresearch.cfm

Because the Department of Agriculture only allows an organization to submit two applications, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, July 9, 2013:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director and key personnel (evaluator and technology specialist)
  • A short description (2 pages maximum) of the proposed project.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

The USDA deadline is July 31, 2013.

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USDA - National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) Request for Applications

The National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) provides high quality asexually propagated plant material free of targeted plant pathogens and pests that cause economic loss to protect the environment and ensure the global competitiveness of specialty crop producers.

Priorities for this program include: 1) establishing and supporting clean plant network governance and related administrative and support systems; 2) providing for operations needed for the rapid and safe introduction, diagnosis, treatment, foundation block establishment, and release of clean plant materials for planting from foreign and domestic sources for commercial development; 3) conducting methods development to accurately test, develop therapies, and support the establishment of guidelines and standards for different crop species for certification maintenance; 4) developing partnerships with land-grant and other university-based extension and state departments of agriculture and outreach services to interact with commercial nurseries, industry associations, and producers; and 5) developing and implementing audit and quality controls.

Further information can be found at: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/mrpbs/fmd/downloads/NCPN_Coop_Agmts_RFA_2012.pdf

An applicant may submit only one (1) application and/or be a third party in an application submitted by another entity. If an applicant is a member of or covered by more than one NCPN specialty crop governing body (specialty crop clean plant network) and applying for support for activities on specialty crops covered by more than one network, a single application should be submitted to cover the expense of all clean plant activity.

Because the USDA allows an applicant to submit only one application and/or be a third party in an application submitted by another entity, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, May 8, 2012:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • Specify if UK will be the lead applicant or a party to another application
  • A short description (1-2 pages) of the project’s goals, objectives, and proposed activities

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation.  The USDA deadline is May 25, 2012.  Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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USDA - FY 2013 Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program

Many individuals and families living in rural areas and communities, including farm families, experience disparities in nutrition, health and health care services. Negative health behaviors and familial, occupational, and environmental risk factors underlie such chronic health conditions as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, agricultural respiratory diseases, traumatic brain injury, and vision/hearing impairment.  In addition, the opportunity to receive health information, or engage in health promotion activities is often limited and, when available, may not be appropriate for the diverse populations living in rural areas.  

In FY 2013 the Rural Health and Safety Education Program will focus on supporting

1) Rural Health and Safety Education projects at state and regional level.  Proposed budgets must not exceed $200,000. The proposed Extension outreach education project should include programs and activities that deliver science-based knowledge and informal educational programs to rural audiences, enabling them to make practical decisions. Projects are expected to lead to measurable, documented changes in knowledge, actions, behaviors or practices in relation to rural health and safety. Program delivery may range from individual to group and community-based audiences and use communication methods from face-to-face to electronic, or combinations thereof.

2) National Common Measures for Rural Health and Safety Education projects.  Approximately $50,000 will be made available, in the form of a cooperative agreement to identify common measures for individual and family health education Extension programs from a Family Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences perspective.  These common measures will help increase capacity of the state and regional projects to: a) report on outcomes and impacts of their project objectives; and b) inform state, regional and national efforts aimed at protecting and promoting rural vitality. 

An organization may submit only one (1) proposal per project area under this competition.

See the complete program announcement for additional details and requirements:  http://www.nifa.usda.gov/funding/rfas/rural_health.html

Because the Department of Agriculture only allows an organization to submit one application per project area, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, July 9, 2013:

  • Names and departments of UK Project Director and key personnel
  • Program – Specify application is for the USDA FY 2013 Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program
  • Identify project’s area of focus: 1) Rural Health and Safety Education or 2) National Common Measures for Rural Health and Safety Education.
  • Provide a short description (1-2 pages) of the proposed project including the target population and need for the project, objectives, and methods.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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USDA - Woody Biomass Utilization Grant Program

The Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, State and Private Forestry (S&PF), Technology Marketing Unit, located at the Forest Products Laboratory, requests proposals for wood energy projects that require engineering services. These projects will use woody biomass, such as material removed from forest restoration activities, wildfire hazardous fuel treatments, insect and disease mitigation, forest management due to catastrophic weather events, and/or thinning overstocked stands. The woody biomass shall be used in a bioenergy facility that uses commercially proven technologies to produce thermal, electrical or liquid/gaseous bioenergy.

Cost Sharing:  Applicants shall demonstrate at least a 20% match of the total project cost. This match shall be from non-federal sources, which can include cash or in-kind contributions.

Limited Submission: Only 1 (one) application per organization will be accepted.  

See the complete program announcement for additional details and requirements:  http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/research/units/tmu/tmugrants.shtml

Because the Department of Agriculture only allows an organization to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Wednesday, March 13, 2013:

  • Names and departments of the UK Project Director and key personnel
  • A short description (2 pages maximum) of the proposed project including the facilities, market for the energy product, and resource supply.
  • A budget with cost share and potential sources of funding for that cost share. Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation. The USDA deadline is April 8, 2013.

Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663).

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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Faculty Development Grant, Fiscal Year 2014 (NRC-HQ-84-14-FOA-0002)

Description:  This program provides funding to support nuclear science, engineering, and related disciplines to develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials.  The objectives of the Faculty Development Program are to attract and retain highly-qualified individuals in academic teaching careers.  The grants specifically target probationary, tenure-track faculty during the first 6 years of their career and new faculty hires in the following academic areas:  Nuclear Engineering, Health Physics, Radiochemistry, Probability Risk Assessment (Levels 2 & 3), and related disciplines. 

Grants may include support for developing applications for research and amounts for initiating or continuing research projects in investigators’ areas of expertise.  Other areas might include course development, equipment, stipends, participation in professional society meetings, and preparation of papers, travel, and associated expenses.  The program provides support to enable newer faculty to enhance their careers as professors and researchers in the university department where employed.  The research supported by this announcement is intended to benefit the nuclear sector broadly. 

Amount of Award:  Awards issued under this FOA are $100,000.00 total costs (i.e., direct cost plus facilities and administrative costs) per year for each faculty recipient plus up to an additional $50,000.00 per year, to the extent matched by your institution, for up to 3 years.  The maximum amount of funding that NRC will award for an application may not exceed $150,000.00 total costs (i.e., direct cost plus facilities and administrative costs) per year, provided that an additional $50,000.00 is fully matched by your institution (for a total of $200,000.00 per year given full match of $50,000.00 per year from the institution).

Cost sharing is not required for applications requesting up to $100,000.00 total costs (i.e., direct costs plus facilities and administrative costs) per year.  However, institutions are encouraged to leverage NRC funding to enhance the educational benefits of the NRC grant.  Applications demonstrating such leveraging to further the goals of this announcement will receive additional consideration in the peer review process.

Full Program Solicitation: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250514

Limited Submission:  Only one (1) application per institution is allowed.

Because NRC only allows an institution to submit one application, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

  • Name and department of the Principal Investigator
  • Title of program (“Faculty Development Grant, Fiscal Year 2014”) and funding opportunity number
  • A narrative description of the proposed project (2 pages maximum)
  • If more than $100,000 is requested, provide an estimated budget with the match and potential sources of funding for that match.  Note: Because of ongoing commitments, the Office of the Vice President for Research is unable to provide matching funds.

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation.  The NRC deadline is March 31, 2014.  Questions about the submission process may be sent to Kathy Stanwix-Hay in the Office of the Vice President for Research (stanwix@email.uky.edu or 257-5090).

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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission – Scholarship and Fellowship Education Grant, Fiscal Year 2014 (NRC-HQ-84-14-FOA-0003)

Description:  This program provides funding to support nuclear science, engineering, and related disciplines to develop a workforce capable of supporting the design, construction, operation, and regulation of nuclear facilities and the safe handling of nuclear materials.  This announcement is for scholarships and fellowships.

Amount of Award: 

  • Fellowship awards under this FOA are up to $100,000.00 per year for four (4) years, or $400,000.00 total costs (direct costs and facilities and administrative costs) for the project period and are not renewable.  No student may receive funding in excess of $50,000.00 per year.
  • Scholarship awards under this FOA are up to $200,000.00 total costs (direct costs and facilities and administrative costs) per institution for a two (2)-year project period.  No student may receive more than $10,000.00 per year or exceed $20,000.00 over a 2-year period.

Full Program Solicitation: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250515

Limited Submission:  An institution may submit only one application for the Scholarship Program and one application for the Fellowship Program.  If the institution is requesting both scholarships and fellowships they should be requested in separate applications. 

Because of NRC restrictions, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process.  Individuals interested in submitting to this program are to submit the following materials electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, February 25, 2014.

  • Name and department of the Principal Investigator
  • Title of program (“Scholarship and Fellowship Education Grant, Fiscal Year 2014”) and funding opportunity number
  • State if the application is for the Scholarship Program, the Fellowship Program, or both
  • A narrative description of the proposed project(s) - 2 page maximum per project

A committee will be appointed to review the information and make a recommendation.  The NRC deadline is March 31, 2014.  Questions about the submission process may be sent to Kathy Stanwix-Hay in the Office of the Vice President for Research (stanwix@email.uky.edu or 257-5090).

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Women’s Health, Office on (OWH) - Educating Women about Programs, Benefits, and Rights under the Affordable Care Act (RFP)

Purpose: Funding is available to support activities and events that provide awareness and education to women living in the United States and its affiliated territories on the programs, benefits, and rights under the Affordable Care Act. These activities can cover different areas of the Affordable Care Act such as preventive services, Medicare benefits, reducing health disparities, and the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan. Educational sessions should target women and provide them with information that will allow them to make informed health care decisions for themselves and their families. Projects will be funded up to a maximum amount of $2,500.

Link to full announcement: http://www.womenshealth.gov/about-us/funding-opportunities/Educating_Women_ACA_RFP.pdf

Institutional Limit: Applicants may submit only one proposal for this funding opportunity. If an applicant submits more than one proposal, none of the proposals will be reviewed or considered for funding.

Internal Competition: Because the Office on Women’s Health limits an institution to one submission, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Researchers interested in applying are to submit the following material electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Thursday, January 5, 2012:

  • Names and departments or affiliations of the principal Investigator, and other key personnel or partners;
  • Brief description of your educational program including objectives and primary activities (2 pages max.).

A committee will be convened to review the material and make recommendations as to the University’s submission. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

Proposal Deadline:
January 20, 2012 at 5:00 mountain time

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Women's Health, Office on (OWH) - Heart Attack Symptoms and Calling 9-1-1 Campaign for Spanish Speaking Women Request for Proposals (RFP)

Purpose: Funding is available for activities and events in support of the Spanish language awareness campaign, “Make The Call. Don’t Miss a Beat”. Building upon the national public awareness begun under this campaign in 2011, the outreach focus of the campaign in 2013 is to encourage Spanish speaking Latinas from across the country over age 50 to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and to call 9-1-1 promptly. Community-based partnerships and collaborations with Hispanic/Latino organizations/entities are strongly encouraged and funding priority will be given to applicants demonstrating these partnerships.   

Request for Proposals: http://womenshealth.gov/about-us/funding-opportunities/Heart_Attack_911_Spanish_Speakers_2013.pdf

Amount: One $10,000 award will be made per DHHS region.

Internal Competition: Because the Office on Women’s Health limits an institution to one submission, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Researchers interested in applying are to submit the following material electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, October 23, 2012:

  • Names and departments or affiliations of the principal Investigator, and other key personnel or partners;
  • Brief description of your project plan including objectives and primary activities (2 pages max.).

A committee will be convened to review the material and make recommendations as to the University’s submission. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2012

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Women's Health, Office on (OWH) - National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, 2013 Request for Proposals (RFP)

Purpose: This funding opportunity provides support for activities and events in support of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) in the United States and its affiliated territories. The purpose of NWGHAAD is to highlight the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls and encourage women and girls to take action by knowing their HIV status and understanding their risk.

More information about NWGHAAD can be found at http://www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad/.

Amount: Projects will be funded up to a maximum amount of $2,500.

Internal Competition: Because The Office of Women’s Health limits an institution to one submission, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Researchers interested in applying are to submit the following material electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and to their Associate Dean for Research by Tuesday, October 9, 2012:

  • Names and departments or affiliations of the principal Investigator, and other key personnel or partners;
  • Brief description of your HIV/AIDS Awareness Day plan including objectives and primary activities (2 pages max.).

A committee will be convened to review the material and make recommendations as to the University’s submission. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

Proposal Deadline:
October 18, 2012

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Women's Health, Office on (OWH) - National Women’s Health Week, 2013 (NWHW)  Request for Proposals (RFP)

Purpose: This funding opportunity provides support for activities and events that promote the health of women and girls in the United States and its affiliated territories. Funding is available for projects that empower women and girls across the country to get healthy by taking action to improve their health and the health of their community. Community-based partnerships and collaborations are strongly encouraged. 

Request for Proposals: http://womenshealth.gov/about-us/funding-opportunities/National_Womens_Health_Week_2013.pdf

Amount: Projects will be funded up to a maximum amount of $2,500.

Internal Competition: Because The Office on Women’s Health limits an institution to one submission, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Researchers interested in applying are to submit the following material electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, October 15, 2012:

  • Names and departments or affiliations of the principal Investigator, and other key personnel or partners;
  • Brief description of your project plan including objectives and primary activities (2 pages max.).

A committee will be convened to review the material and make recommendations as to the University’s submission. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

External Proposal Deadline:
October 25, 2012

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Women's Health, Office on (OWH) - Safety and Health for Older Women Request for Proposals

Purpose: Funding through this request is available for activities and events that enhance access to information and health care resources that promote the safety and health of older women (women 50+) in the United States and its affiliated territories. Community-based partnerships and collaborations are strongly encouraged. Activities that educate health professionals on issues related to older women are also strongly encouraged.   

Request for Proposals: http://www.womenshealth.gov/about-us/funding-opportunities/Safety_Health_Older_Women_2013.pdf   

Amount: Projects will be funded up to a maximum amount of $2,500.

Internal Competition: Because the Office on Women’s Health limits an institution to one submission, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Researchers interested in applying are to submit the following material electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at limitedsubmissions@uky.edu and to their Associate Dean for Research by Thursday, November 1, 2012:

  • Names and departments or affiliations of the principal Investigator, and other key personnel or partners;
  • Brief description of your project plan including objectives and primary activities (2 pages max.).

A committee will be convened to review the material and make recommendations as to the University’s submission. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

The Federal deadline is November 15, 2012

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Women’s Health, Office on (OWH) - Women's Health Conference Support Request for Proposals (RFP) 2012-2013

Purpose: This funding opportunity provides partial support for women's and girl’s health conferences in the United States and its affiliated territories. OWH funds cannot be the sole source of support for the proposed conference. Other contributors and the amount of their contribution must be specified in the budget section of this RFP.

The primary focus of the conference must be issues that impact the health of women and/or girls. Women’s and girls' health encompasses all aspects of health including mental, physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional well-being.

Priority will be given to conferences that use evidence-based information and best practices. The content of the conference should provide innovative opportunities to support wellness and enhance health outcomes for women and girls.

See the guidelines and additional information.

Internal Competition: Because The Office of Women’s Health limits an institution to one submission, the University of Kentucky has established an internal selection process. Researchers interested in applying are to submit the following material electronically to the Office of the Vice President for Research at vpr@email.uky.edu and a copy to their Associate Dean for Research by Monday, July 30, 2012:

  • Names and departments or affiliations of the principal Investigator, and other key personnel or partners;
  • Brief description of your conference plan including objectives and primary activities (2 pages max.).

A committee will be convened to review the material and make recommendations as to the University’s submission. Questions about the submission process may be sent to Ms. Annette Evans in the Office of the Vice President for Research (alevan4@email.uky.edu or 257-1663.)

External Proposal Deadline:
August 13, 2012