Funding Bulletin

For the week of November 24, 2014

Policy Items

NIH has published information concerning their implementation of the U.S. Government Policy on Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern.

A revised version of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), (NSF 15-1) has been issued. The PAPPG has been revised to implement 2 CFR § 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance). The PAPPG also has been revised to incorporate other significant changes and clarifications unrelated to the Uniform Guidance implementation. The new version of the PAPPG becomes effective on December 26, 2014. In the interim, the guidelines contained in the current PAPPG (NSF 14-1) continue to apply. 

Funding Opportunities

CPRIT Releases Four Prevention Requests for Applications
Complete Requests for Applications (RFAs), detailing applicable deadlines, requirements and instructions are available in the Funding Opportunities section of CPRIT’s website. Proposals must be submitted through CPRIT’s online grant application system.
  • Application Release: September 25, 2014
  • Application Receipt: December 4, 2014
Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) RFP-V

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) has released the GoMRI Request for Proposals for Individual Investigators or Small Collaborative Teams for 2016-2018. “The purpose of the RFP is to select the research activities for GoMRI Years 6–8 (1 January 2016 – 31 December 2018) involving individual investigators or collaborative efforts comprising a principal investigator and up to three co-principal investigators.”

The major research themes to be addressed in RFP-V are:

  1. Physical distribution, dispersion, and dilution of petroleum (oil and gas), its constituents, and associated contaminants (e.g., dispersants) under the action of physical oceanographic processes, air–sea interactions, and tropical storms.
  2. Chemical evolution and biological degradation of the petroleum/dispersant systems and subsequent interaction with coastal, open-ocean, and deep-water ecosystems.
  3. Environmental effects of the petroleum/dispersant system on the sea floor, water column, coastal waters, beach sediments, wetlands, marshes, and organisms; and the science of ecosystem recovery.
  4. Technology developments for improved response, mitigation, detection, characterization, and remediation associated with oil spills and gas releases.
  5. Impact of oil spills on public health including behavioral, socioeconomic, environmental risk assessment, community capacity and other population health considerations and issues.

View RFP (PDF).

  • Required letters of intent are due December 15, 2014
  • Full proposals are due March 13, 2015
Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research: Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative
  • White Papers Due (not required but strongly encouraged): November 24, 2014
  • Full Proposals Due: February 23, 2015
  • The program contact encourages anyone interested to talk with the Topic Chief for the MURI Topic (topics beginning on page 22 of the solicitation) of interest before submitting a white paper.
  • Not a limited submission: There is no limit to the number of applications UH may submit.

If you would like to discuss these opportunities, contact Dr. Mary Ann Ottinger and Dr. Brooke Gowl.


Limited Submissions with Upcoming Internal Due Dates

U.S. Department of State: DRL Internet Freedom Annual Program Statement

  • Limitation on Statements of Interest (SOI): 2 per organization
  • UH internal due date: November 25, 2014
  • SOI Deadline: December 5, 2014

U.S. Department of State: Supporting Transitional Justice Initiatives in Nepal

  • Limitation on Statements of Interest (SOI): 2 per organization
  • UH internal due date: November 30, 2014
  • SOI Deadline: December 15, 2014

NIH: NIH Director's Early Independence Awards (DP5)

  • Limitation on applications: 2 per organization
  • UH internal due date: November 26, 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 30, 2015

NIH: The Midlife in the United States Study (U19)

  • Limitation on applications: 1 per organization
  • UH internal due date: November 30, 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 25, 2015

NIH: NINDS Neuroscience Development for Advancing the Careers of a Diverse Research Workforce (R25)

  • Limitation on applications: 1 per organization
  • UH internal due date: November 30, 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 25, 2015

NIH: Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (R25)

  • Limitation on applications: 1 per organization
  • UH internal due date: November 30, 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 26, 2015

U.S. Department of State: Business and Human Rights

  • Limitation on applications: 2 per theme
  • UH internal due date: November 26, 2014
  • Application Deadline: December 29, 2014

U.S. Department of State: Promoting Internationally Recognized Labor Rights Globally

  • Limitation on applications: 2 per country/theme
  • UH internal due date: November 26, 2014
  • Application Deadline: December 29, 2014

U.S. Department of State: Democracy, Human Rights, and Religious Freedom in Cameroon with a particular emphasis on displaced communities from Central African Republic

  • Limitation on applications: 1 per organization
  • UH internal due date: December 1, 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

U.S. Department of State: Global Religious Freedom and Rule of Law Programs

  • Limitation on applications: 1 per organization
  • UH internal due date: December 1, 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

U.S. Department of State: Religious Freedom in Malaysia

  • Limitation on applications: 1 per organization
  • UH internal due date: December 1, 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

U.S. Department of State: Religious Freedom in Egypt

  • Limitation on applications: 1 per organization
  • UH internal due date: December 1, 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

U.S. Department of State: Democracy, Human Rights, and Religious Freedom in Central Asia particularly Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan

  • Limitation on applications: 1 per organization
  • UH internal due date: December 1, 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

U.S. Department of State: Combatting Anti-Semitism in Europe

  • Limitation on applications: 1 per organization
  • UH internal due date: December 1, 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 12, 2015

U.S. Department of Defense: Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) (PDF)

  • Limitation on applications: 3 per organization
  • UH internal due date: December 1, 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 15, 2015

NIH: Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13)

  • Limitation on applications: 1 per organization
  • UH internal due date: December 1, 2014
  • Application Deadline: January 29, 2015

NSF: Cultivating Cultures for Ethical STEM (CCE STEM)

  • Limitation on applications:  1 per organization
  • UH internal due date: December 8, 2014
  • Application Deadline: February 17, 2015

The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

  • Limitation on applications: 1 per organization
  • UH internal due date: December 8, 2014
  • Application Deadline: February 10, 2014

U.S. Department of State: DRL Land Rights Programs in Cambodia and Vietnam

  • Limitation on Statements of Interest (SOI): 2 per organization
  • UH internal due date: December 8, 2014
  • SOI Deadline: December 22, 2014

NIH: Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01)

  • Limitation on applications: 1 per college within an organization
  • UH internal due date: December 11, 2014
  • Application Deadline: February 27, 2014