Office of Sponsored Programs

OSP's April Featured Funding Opportunities

Fri, 1 Apr 2016 12:00 AM - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:59 PM

Dominion Higher Educational Partnership Grant (Limited Submission)

The Dominion Foundation seeks grant proposals which have immediate benefits for students, the campus and the community. Proposals must align with one of the following target areas:

  • Business: Business practices, accounting, finance, or economics
  • Craft: Welding trades, power line or pipeline construction/maintenance
  • Engineering: Chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, petroleum and natural gas, or nuclear engineering
  • Environment: Environmental sciences and study of the environment
  • Energy: Exploration of alternative energies or student-led conservation projects
  • Technical: Information systems, electronics, control trades, power plant operations, and electrical technicians

Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: Dominion will not fund more than one (1) grant per university. We will conduct a limited submission competition to identify the best project to represent the University.  Submissions are due by May 1 to

Funding: The maximum grant award is $50,000.

Internal Deadline: May 1, 2016

Sponsor Deadline: May 31, 2016

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NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)

The CAREER grant are among the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

Solicitation: NSF 15-555


  • A Principal Investigator may not participate in more than three CAREER competitions.
  • Proposers are encouraged to communicate with the CAREER contact or cognizant Program Officer in the Division closest to their area of research to discuss the expectations and approaches that are most appropriate for that area (see for a list of CAREER contacts by division).

Deadlines by Directorate/Discipline:

July 20, 2016 BIO, CISE, EHR
July 21, 2016 ENG
July 22, 2016 GEO, MPS, SBE


The minimum CAREER award, including indirect costs, will total $400,000 for the 5-year duration with the following exceptions: proposers to the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) and the Directorate for Engineering (ENG) must submit budget requests for a minimum of $500,000 for the 5-year duration.


By the Directorate's deadline for submission of CAREER proposals, proposers must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Hold a doctoral degree by the deadline date in a field supported by NSF;
  • Be untenured until October 1 following the deadline;
  • Have not previously received a CAREER award.

AND… by October 1 following the deadline for submission of CAREER proposals, be employed in a tenure-track (or tenure-track-equivalent) position as an assistant professor (or equivalent title).

Link to program's webpage


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