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February 2009 (FY09)


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February 2009

Wishing Everyone a Very Happy Valentine's Day!!

As always, please allow extra time for our office to assist you in processing your grant proposals to avoid unnecessary delays or missed deadlines.

REMINDER: Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Updates
  Updates from the Director

Sponsored Programs Administration and Accounting would like to congratulate two of our own.  Sally Dickenson, Grants Specialist in the Office of Sponsored Programs and Donna Crumpton, Financial Administrator in Sponsored Programs Accounting successfully passed the Certified Research Administrator (CRA) exam on their first attempt.   The exam covers a broad Body of Knowledge encompassing both pre and post award policies and regulations, and participants must have at least three years of experience in Research Administration to take the exam. The office is very proud of their achievement!

 
Compliance Corner
 

National Science Foundation Grant General Conditions Addresses Travel as it Relates to the Fly America Act

From the revised NSF Grant General Conditions (GGC): http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/gc1/jan09.pdf :

d. Use of Foreign-Flag Air Carriers
There are limited circumstances under which use of a foreign-flag air carrier is permissible.
These circumstances are outlined below:
1. Airline "Open Skies" Agreements: A foreign flag air carrier may be used if the transportation is provided under an air transportation agreement between the United States and a foreign government, which the Department of Transportation has determined meets the requirements of the Fly America Act. For example, in 2008, the U.S. entered into an "Open Skies" Agreement with the European Union. This Agreement gives European Community airlines (airlines of Member States) the right to transport passengers and cargo on flights funded by the U.S. government, when the transportation is between a point in the United States and any point in a Member State or between any two points outside the United States. In accordance with the Agreement, however, a U.S.-flag air carrier must be used if: (a) transportation is between points for which there is a city-pair contract fare in effect for air passenger transportation services; or
(b) transportation is obtained or funded by the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of a Military Department. The conditions for use of a Member State airline applies to non-Federal employees as well (e.g., grantees). So, even though grantees are ineligible for city-pair contract fares, they must still use a U.S.-flag air carrier if a city-pair contract fare exists. For information on other "open skies" agreements in which the United States has entered, please refer to GSA's website:
http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentType=GSA_BASIC&contentId=24833
&noc=T.
2. Involuntary Rerouting: Travel on a foreign-flag carrier is permitted if a U.S.-flag air carrier involuntarily reroutes the traveler via a foreign-flag air carrier, notwithstanding the availability of alternative U.S.-flag air carrier service.
3. Travel To and From the U.S.
Use of a foreign-flag air carrier is permissible if the airport abroad is: (a) the traveler's origin or destination airport, and use of U.S.-flag air carrier service would extend the time in a travel status by at least 24 hours more than travel by a foreign-flag air carrier; or
(b) an interchange point, and use of U.S.-flag air carrier service would increase the number of aircraft changes the traveler must make outside of the U.S. by two or more, would require the traveler to wait four hours or more to make connections at that point, or would extend the time in a travel status by at least six hours more than travel by a foreign-flag air carrier.
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4. Travel Between Points Outside the U.S.
Use of a foreign-flag air carrier is permissible if: (a) travel by a foreign-flag air carrier would eliminate two or more aircraft changes en route;
(b) travel by a U.S.-flag air carrier would require a connecting time of four hours or more at an overseas interchange point; or
(c) the travel is not part of the trip to or from the U.S., and use of a U.S.-flag air carrier would extend the time in a travel status by at least six hours more than travel by a foreign-flag air carrier.
5. Short Distance Travel. For all short distance travel, regardless of origin and destination, use of a foreign-flag air carrier is permissible if the elapsed travel time on a scheduled flight from origin to destination airport by a foreign-flag air carrier is three hours or less and service by a U.S.-flag air carrier would double the travel time.

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News Items
  Eligible PIs urged to establish Early Stage Investigator status; Update Personal Profile in eRA Commons

Attention Principal Investigators! If you attained your terminal research degree or completed your medical residency within the past ten years, and you have not previously received a substantial NIH research grant, you may be eligible to qualify as an Early Stage Investigator for the purposes of your NIH R01 research grant application. An ESI is a subset of the New Investigator category.

How exactly does that benefit you, you may ask? Well, for one, your R01 grant application will be flagged as an Early Stage Investigator application beginning with the February 2009 R01 submissions. In reviewing this application, reviewers will be instructed to focus more on the research portion of your application and less on your track record. Beginning in May 2009, Early Stage Investigator applications will be clustered for review.

The idea behind this new policy is to encourage scientists to seek NIH funding for their research early on in their career.

To ensure that NIH recognizes your eligibility as an Early Stage Investigator, PIs are urged to log into eRA Commons (https://commons.era.nih.gov/commons/) and update their Personal Profile immediately. Note that PIs need to update their degree/residency data before they submit their R01 application.

After Jan. 17, 2009, the eRA Commons will be ready to accept completion dates for medical residency; please do not try before that date. Once the PI enters the information, the system will calculate ESI eligibility and display the eligibility end date to the user if he is eligible.

Steps to update degree and medical residency information in your Personal Profile:

  • Log into Commons and click on the Personal Profile tab
  • Click on the Degree/Residency Info tab on the second dark blue row that appears
  • The List of Degrees screen appears
  • Either edit/delete the existing degree information or click on the ‘Add New Degree tab’
  • If you click on ‘Add New Degree,’ a new screen will appear; fill out the fields and click on ’Submit’
  • Once the degree information is entered, the Add Medical Residency button on the screen becomes functional
  • Add end date (or expected date) of medical residency and click ‘Submit’ (Entering the area of medical residency is optional)
  • You will be returned to the List of Degrees screen where your ‘Early Stage Investigator’ Status will be displayed.  (If determined ESI eligible, you will also see an End of Eligibility date).

It is important to note that the ESI status will be updated if the ESI eligibility changes due to the following circumstances:

  • Eligibility has expired
  • Award representing significant NIH support has been made
  • Your ESI eligibility has been extended due to special circumstances
  • Degree or residency date has been modified

The PI will be notified if his or her ESI eligibility status changes.

Note: A Multiple-PI application is only considered ESI-eligible if all PIs listed on the application are ESI-eligible.

 Related NIH Guide Notices

  • NOT-OD-09-034 Requesting an Extension of the ESI Period (Dec. 31, 2008)
  • NOT-OD-09-021 Implementing the Early Stage Investigator Policy: Updating eRA Commons Profiles to Include Degree and Residency Completion Dates (Nov. 21, 2008)
  • NOT-OD-09-013 Revised New and Early Stage Investigator Policies (Oct. 31, 2008)
  • NOT-OD-08-121 Encouraging Early Transition to Research Independence: Modifying the NIH New Investigator Policy to Identify Early Stage Investigators (Sept. 26, 2008)

Important Links

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Funding Resources & Announcements - "HOT" LINKS
  Please visit the "funding sources" link at the following website for resource listings and searchable databases.

http://www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/fsources.html

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Selected Funding Opportunities
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY LINKS
 

The American Astronomical Society

Small Research Grants

The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program
The Environmental Protection Agency

Novel Approaches to Improving Air Pollution Emissions Information

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation
History of Art Grants Program

The National Research Council

Postdoctoral & Senior Research Associateships

The National Science Foundation
Foundations of Data & Visual Analytics
Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering
RIDGE 2000 - Geological & Biological Studies of Mid-Ocean Ridge System
The Retirement Research Foundation
General Grants Program
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Grants - Major Program Areas

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

2009 Grant Program

The United States Department of Homeland Security

DHS HS - STEM Career Development Grants

The National Institute of Standards & Technology

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF)

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
  Small Research Grants
  • The American Astronomical Society announces a grant program that will cover costs associated with any type of astronomical research.
  • Eligibility: The program is open to both US and foreign astronomers with a PhD or equivalent. Graduate students are not eligible. Astronomers from smaller, less endowed institutions will be given priority. Astronomers living outside the US are eligible only for AAS funds which are limited. Proposals will be accepted from individuals not associated with an institution.
  • Funding: Awards range from $1000 to $7000.
  • Web: http://www.aas.org/grants/smrg.php
  • Deadline: May 1, 2009
THE CAMILLE & HENRY DREYFUS FOUNDATION
  Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards
  • The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is based on accomplishment in scholarly research with undergraduates, as well as a compelling commitment to teaching.
  • Eligibility: The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program is open to academic institutions in the States, Districts, and Territories of the United States of America that grant a bachelor's or master's degree in the chemical sciences, including biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. If the department has a modest Ph.D. program, the nominee's research accomplishments must be almost exclusively with undergraduates. Nominees must hold a full-time tenure-track academic appointment, be between the fourth and twelfth years of their independent academic careers, and be engaged in research and teaching primarily with undergraduates. Awardees are typically in departments that do not grant a doctoral degree. Institutions may submit only one Henry Dreyfus nomination annually and re-nominations are accepted.
  • Funding: The Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award provides a $60,000 unrestricted research grant. Of the total amount, $5,000 is for departmental expenses associated with research and education. Charges associated with indirect costs or institutional overhead are not allowed. Defrayal of academic-year salary is not permitted. Funds are normally expended over a period of five years.
  • Web: http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/henry_dryfus_teacher_award.shtml
  • Deadline: May 7, 2009
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
  Novel Approaches to Improving Air Pollution Emissions Information
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD), National Center for Environmental Research (NCER), in cooperation with the EPA Clean Air Research Program, announces an extramural funding competition supporting research into the development and improvement of air pollution emission inventories. EPA is interested in supporting research that will advance scientific understanding leading to improvements in air pollution emissions information since emission inventories are relied on both to develop effective control strategies and reliable information about air quality trends for accountability, and to help produce accurate air quality forecasts. This solicitation seeks to support research that will build on past improvements and strengthen the understanding of air pollution sources and how they affect current and near-term future air quality. Development of better emissions inventories is an iterative process requiring work with atmospheric measurements, source characterizations, and numerical modeling analyses; hence, all these techniques have been used to improve emission inventories. In addition to regular awards, this solicitation includes the opportunity for early career projects.
  • Eligibility: Public nonprofit institutions/organizations (includes public institutions of higher education and hospitals) and private nonprofit institutions/organizations (includes private institutions of higher education and hospitals) located in the U.S., state and local governments, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, and U.S. territories or possessions are eligible to apply.
  • Funding: $2.5 million for about 4 regular awards and 2 early career awards.
  • Web: http://es.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2009/2009_star_air_pollution.html
  • Deadline: April 21, 2009
THE SAMUEL H. KRESS FOUNDATION
  History of Art Grants Program
  • The History of Art grant program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. Grants are awarded to projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogues and publications, and technical and scientific studies. Grants are also awarded for activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.

  • Eligibility: Grants are awarded to non-profit institutions with 501(c)3 status based in the United States, including supporting foundations of European institutions.
  • Funding: Grants of up to $100,000 are awarded.
  • Web: http://www.kressfoundation.org/grants/default.aspx?id=142
  • Deadline: April 15, 2009
THE NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
  Postdoctoral & Senior Research Associateships
  •   The mission of the National Research Council's Research Associateship Programs is to provide advanced training for highly qualified postdoctoral and visiting scientists, while enhancing the research conducted in federal laboratories. This mission is accomplished by recruiting, and competitively selecting, postdoctoral and senior scientists for research awards in the laboratories of more than 30 federal sponsors.

  • Eligibility: The Research Associateship awards are open to doctoral level scientists and engineers (U.S and Foreign Nationals) who can apply their special knowledge and talents to research areas that are of interest to them and to the participating host laboratories and centers. Awards are available for Postdoctoral Associates (within 5 years of the doctorate) and Senior Associates (normally 5 years or more beyond the doctorate).
  • Funding: Stipends vary according to the agency/laboratory of each award (see NRC web site for list). The NRC handles all administrative details of the awards and manages stipend, insurance, travel and other details of the awardees tenure.
  • Web: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/rap/
  • Deadline: May 2, 2009
THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
 

Foundations of Data & Visual Analytics (FODAVA)

  • With this solicitation, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) invite research proposals whose outcomes will enable data stakeholders to detect the expected and discover the unexpected in massive data sets. Research outcomes will be applicable across broad application areas, establishing a solid scientific foundation for visual analytics systems of the future. Proposals should focus on creating fundamental research advances that will be widely applicable across scientific, engineering, commercial, and governmental domains that utilize visualization and analytics to gain insight and derive knowledge from massive, often streaming, dynamic, ambiguous and possibly conflicting, data sets. Research activities proposed should emphasize novel data transformations, while also demonstrating research relevance to visual analytics systems by including a research component in areas such as, but not limited to, visualization, human-computer interaction, and cognitive psychology.
  • Funding: $1,725,000 for 4-5 awards.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=501081
  • Deadline: April 2, 2009

Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) in Engineering

  • This solicitation aims at introducing nanoscale science, engineering, and technology through a variety of interdisciplinary approaches into undergraduate engineering education. The focus of this year's competition is on nanoscale engineering education with relevance to devices and systems and/or on the societal, ethical, economic and/or environmental issues relevant to nanotechnology.
  • Eligibility: U.S. universities and two- and four-year colleges (including community colleges).
  • Funding: $1.9 million for about 10 awards.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=13656
  • Deadline: April 29, 2009

RIDGE 2000 - Geological & Biological Studies of Mid-Ocean Ridge System

  • Ridge 2000 is a science initiative focused on integrated geological, biological, and geochemical studies of the Earth-encircling mid-ocean ridge system. Central to the Ridge 2000 program is the recognition that the origin and evolution of life in deep-sea hydrothermal ecosystems are inextricably linked to, and perhaps an inevitable consequence of, the flow of energy and material from Earth's deep mantle to the seafloor and ocean via magmatic and hydrothermal systems. To sharpen our knowledge of mid-ocean ridge systems, the first phase of the Ridge 2000 program involved integrated field, laboratory, and modeling studies of three representative, but geographically limited study sites. Research activities spanned a broad range of disciplines: from geophysics to geochemistry and from geology to biology to hydrothermal vent fluid dynamics. With this solicitation, Ridge 2000 moves into its integration and synthesis phase where results from previous and on-going interdisciplinary field expeditions and laboratory studies are to be brought to bear on advancing our conceptual and quantitative understanding of mid-ocean ridge systems and the processes that link geological, geophysical, geochemical, hydrothermal, and biological processes. As such, the program now shifts its focus from field data acquisition to integration and synthesis to help the program achieve its science goals.
  • Funding: $5.3 million for 10-20 awards.
  • Web: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5513
  • Deadline: April 7, 2009
THE RETIREMENT RESEARCH FOUNDATION
 

General Grants Program

  • The Retirement Research Foundation, based in Chicago, was established in the 1950s and endowed in 1978 by the late John D. MacArthur. The Foundation is devoted solely to serving the needs of older persons in the U.S. and enhancing their quality of life. Since 1979, RRF has invested more than $185 million in continuing efforts to improve life for older persons. In 2008 the Foundation, reflecting changes in philanthropy and gerontology, restated its mission. The Foundation now is especially committed to improving conditions for those who are vulnerable due to frailty associated with advanced age, those who are economically disadvantaged and at greatest risk of falling through the safety net, and those who experience disparities related to race and ethnicity. The Foundation supports a range of programs and special initiatives designed to: (a) Improve access to and quality of community based and residential health and long term care; (b) Promote economic security for all older adults by strengthening social insurance, pension, and personal savings programs; and (c) Support adequate training of, and compensation for, those working directly with the elderly and their families to assure the highest quality of care. Historically, the Foundation has been interested in innovative projects that develop and/or demonstrate new approaches to the problems of older Americans and have the potential for national or regional impact.

  • Web: http://www.rrf.org/generalProgram.htm
  • Deadline: May 1, 2009
THE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION
 

Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research

  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research program supports researchers who's cross-cutting and innovative ideas promise to contribute meaningfully to improving health and health policy in America. The program seeks a diverse mix of investigators to undertake studies that: (a) explore underlying values, historical evolution and interplay among the social, economic and political forces that shape health, health care and health policy in the United States; (b) apply new perspectives from a variety of disciplines to analyze the organization, delivery and financing of health care services, workforce issues and public health challenges; (c) develop innovative ideas that hold promise for contributing to better policy-making; and (d) synthesize existing work in ways that expose its policy significance and advance the understanding of key issues.

  • Eligibility: Applications are welcomed from educational institutions or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in the United States, or its territories on behalf of investigators in fields such as anthropology, business, demography, economics, engineering, ethics, genetics, health and social policy, health services research, history, journalism, law, medicine, nursing, political science, psychology, public health, science policy, social work, sociology and others. The program seeks a diverse group of applicants including minorities, early-career researchers and individuals in nonacademic settings such as research firms and policy organizations.
  • Funding: Each year, the program awards 24- to 36-month grants of up to $335,000 to fund approximately 10 research projects that have national policy relevance.
  • Web: http://www.investigatorawards.org/applications/
  • Deadline: March 25, 2009
THE ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION
 

Grants - Major Program Areas

  • The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation makes grants on six broad subject matters, known within the Foundation as major program areas. (1) BASIC RESEARCH - The Foundation believes that a carefully reasoned and systematic understanding of the forces of nature and society, when applied inventively and wisely, can lead to a better world for all. With its Basic Research program area, the Foundation expands that understanding by funding original, high-quality research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Grants in the Basic Research program area promise to substantively benefit society or significantly add to the body of scientific knowledge. By funding basic research, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has created a digital survey of the sky, is advancing species identification and discovery worldwide, and is crafting a better understanding of the built environment in which we live. (2) SCIENCE EDUCATION - The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is unique among foundations in its focus on science and technology. We believe that the scholars and practitioners in scientific and technical fields are chief drivers of the nation's prosperity. Grants in the Science Education program area promote access to the scientific enterprise, provide information about scientific and technical careers, and encourage innovation to the structure of scientific training. (3) PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE - In its Public Understanding of Science program, the Foundation makes grants that foster a better public understanding of the increasingly scientific and technological environment in which we live. The program also aims to convey some of the challenges and rewards of the scientific and technological enterprise and of the lives of the men and women who undertake it. Using books, television, radio, film, theater and other media, grants in this program area promote a deeper, richer contact with all the ways science and technology affect our lives. (4) ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE - The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation believes that a theory-based, empirically-tested understanding of the U.S. economy is essential to improving the American quality of life. The Foundation funds grants for high-quality original research that promise to broaden that understanding or use it to improve American institutions. Grants in the Economic Performance and Quality of Life program have expanded our knowledge of how particular industries function, encouraged better communication and cooperation between citizens and their local governments, and focused scholarly and public attention on the issues and challenges faced by contemporary working families. (5) SELECT NATIONAL ISSUES - The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recognizes that there are select opportunities outside of science, education and economics in which it can create an important benefit to society. Its National Issues program area looks for unique opportunities where Foundation funds promise to advance a significant national interest. Grants in the Select National Issues program are funding work to increase America's biosecurity and investigate how recent advances in information technology affect the spread of knowledge and the structure of scientific endeavor. (6) CIVIC INITIATIVES - Since its founding in 1934, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has been proud to call New York City home. With its Civic Initiatives program, the Foundation responds to unique opportunities to benefit the New York City metro area in ways that advance the Foundation's other interests in science, technology and economic performance. Grants in the Civic Initiatives program have founded awards to recognize exceptional public service and reward effective teaching of science and mathematics.

  • Web: http://www.sloan.org/program/1
  • Deadline: Anytime
W.E. UPJOHN INSTITUTE FOR EMPLOYMENT RESEARCH
 

2009 Grant Program

  • The Upjohn Institute has restructured its grant program for 2009. A central purpose of the Institute is to produce and disseminate empirical research that analyzes policies affecting the demand or supply sides of the labor market. To that end, the Upjohn Institute invites the general research community to apply for Policy Research Grants and nontenured faculty to apply for Mini-Grants. POLICY RESEARCH GRANTS: The Upjohn Institute invites submission of proposals to conduct original, policy-relevant research on labor market and regional economic development issues. In past years, grantees have been required to develop book-length manuscripts. For this year, the Institute has restructured the program to focus on article-length research papers, accompanied by a Policy Brief. The maximum funding is $15,000. MINI-GRANTS: The purpose of the Mini-Grant Program, which is reserved for untenured junior faculty within six years of earning their PhD degree, is to provide flexibility to meet special funding needs that, without support, would prevent researchers from pursuing the project. Funds could be used as summer compensation or to acquire special data sets, meet unusual computer processing or programming needs, or cover travel to collect primary data. Special consideration will be given to those who use data from the Institute's Employment Research Data Center. The maximum funding for a Mini-Grant is $5,000.

  • Web: http://www.upjohninst.org/grantann.html
  • Deadline: February 27, 2009
THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
 

DHS HS - STEM Career Development Grants (CDG)

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), Office of University Programs (UP) is announcing the third annual competition for the Homeland Security Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (HS-STEM) Career Development Grants (CDG). The CDG program enables colleges and universities with existing or proposed programs in homeland security-related science, technology, engineering or mathematics to award undergraduate scholarships and/or graduate fellowships to qualified students who intend to pursue homeland security scientific and engineering careers. DHS S&T invites applications to this program from colleges and universities with bona fide HS-STEM curricula. Note: Bona fide HS-STEM curricula are homeland security specific programs of study or concentrations within existing science, mathematics or engineering programs. These curricula may lead to majors, minors, certificates, or recognized concentrations in homeland security specific areas of science and engineering. DHS will only support the homeland security programs that are based on existing accredited science, mathematics or engineering curricula. Sponsored programs must also support and encourage students to pursue careers in the priority research areas listed in the funding opportunity description section.

    This award requires a commitment from students to engage in one year of professional employment at a DHS-approved scientific or engineering venue as a condition of receiving the grant. DHS requires sponsored students to participate in HS-STEM research or studies in one of these 16 areas:
    1. Explosives Detection, Mitigation and Response
    2. Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
    3. Risk and Decision Sciences
    4. Human Factors Aspects of Technology
    5. Chemical Threats and Countermeasures
    6. Biological Threats and Countermeasures
    7. Food and Agriculture Security
    8. Transportation Security
    9. Border Security
    10. Immigration Studies
    11. Maritime and Port Security
    12. Infrastructure Protection
    13. Natural Disasters and Related Geophysical Studies
    14. Emergency Preparedness and Response
    15. Communications and Interoperability
    16. Advanced Data Analysis and Visualization

    As part of the mission, DHS S&T is responsible for providing U.S. leadership in homeland security related science and technology to protect the Nation from terrorist threats and the consequences of natural disasters. Career Development Grants of this nature seeks to create early and ongoing synergies between the homeland security professional and scientific communities, and students studying in HS-STEM fields at the U.S. colleges and universities, and ensure a steady flow of homeland security researchers and practitioners for the future.

  • Eligibility: Eligible institutions include accredited four year colleges and universities in the U.S.A. with existing or proposed homeland security-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) research and/or education programs.
  • Funding: For FY 2009, up to $3.2 million is estimated for all awards under this program including all direct and indirect costs. DHS anticipates future CDG competitions and recipients of FY 2009 awards may also compete. An individual institution can receive a maximum of $200,000 for four year colleges to fund multiple scholarships for two years and maximum of $500,000 for graduate fellowships to fund multiple scholarships for three years. Grants will be fully funded at the outset of the award. Funding for scholarships and fellowships awarded by the recipient institution through this grant must be committed at the outset of the grant for the duration of a qualified student's tenure, or up to two years for undergraduates and up to three years for graduate students. Awards are limited one award per institution.
  • Web: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=J11J1BGzg8JHCch5Q1MJpQJPMzckQGmJ1rpvfH2vLb4RqL1gzqR3!1711270108?oppId=44394&flag2006=false&mode=VIEW
  • Deadline: February 28, 2009
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS & TECHNOLOGY
 

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program

  • If any of your students are interested in the National Institute of Standards and Technology's SURF Undergraduate Research Fellowship program, please remind them that the internal deadline for receipt of their applications is Wednesday, February 11, 2009. The Office of Sponsored Programs will consolidate all student applications into one mailing to the NIST program as required by the sponsor. OSP will mail the entire packet of application to NIST to meet their deadline of February 17, 2009. For further assistance, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at 568-6872.

  • Web: http://surf.nist.gov/surf2.htm
  • Deadline: February 11, 2009 - Applications due to OSP

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Deadline Links
 

The following external links are funding deadlines organized by discipline. Please select the applicable discipline to access possible funding opportunities: (courtesy of The Grant Advisor Plus)

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Office Directory
 

John Hulvey, Director of Sponsored Programs Administration and Accounting
MSC 5728, JMAC-6, Suite 26
hulveyjd@jmu.edu
x8-3725

Sponsored Programs Administration:
Pre-Award & Post-Award (Non-fiscal)

www.jmu.edu/sponsprog/
jmu_grants@jmu.edu
JMAC-6, Suite 26
MSC 5728

Phone: 568-6872; Fax: 568-6240

Sponsored Programs Accounting :
Post-Award (Grants & Contracts)

www.jmu.edu/acadaffairs/grant.shtml
JMAC-6, Suite 30
MSC 5713
Phone: 568-4623; Fax: 568-2397


Tamara Hatch, Associate Director
hatchtt@jmu.edu
x8-2350

Sally Dickenson, Grants Specialist
dickensr@jmu.edu
x8-2336

Whitney Keister , Grants Specialist
keistejw@jmu.edu
x8-3558

Carolyn Strong, Research Coordinator
IRB & IACUC Contact
strongcd@jmu.edu
x8-2318

Amanda Brown , Executive Assistant
brown2aw@jmu.edu
x8-6872 or x8-4623


Donna Crumpton
, Financial Administrator
crumptdl@jmu.edu
x8-8099

Brenda Seifried, Financial Administrator
wilburbc@jmu.edu
x8-8-2314

Kyra Shiflet, Financial Administrator
shiflekl@jmu.edu
x8-7108

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Sponsored Programs Administration & Accounting
February 2009