Centers of Excellence Grants Program, Part II:

FY19 Faculty Initiation and Career Opportunity

The Center of Excellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering (CEACSE) is issuing a supplementary call for research proposals for FY 2019. The strategic goal of CEACSE is to provide seed funding to enhance and expand UTC’s strength in all aspects of applied computational science and engineering, thereby gaining national recognition as a premier multidisciplinary research and education center for applied computational science and engineering.

A one-page letter of intent to apply is requested by May 4, 2018, but is not required (title, PI, co-PIs, 200 word abstract, subject area). Letters of intent may be addressed to Tony-Skjellum@utc.edu electronically as PDF or word files by the deadline.

The full application deadline is June 15, 2018 (extended) at 5pm Eastern Time. All submissions will be electronic. (Application below)

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

APPLICATION  MATERIALS

BUDGET TEMPLATE/SAMPLE

These funds will be awarded on a competitive basis via a review of the funding criteria below and the strategic merit of each proposal. The primary goal of this program is to enable development of new capabilities and extramural projects in the area of Computational Sciences. The primary target audience for applicants is professors beginning their tenure-earning position between July 1, 2018 and February 1, 2019. The secondary target audience is professors who seek to “restart their research programs.”

The key criteria for funding are that the research relate to modeling and simulation, big data, and analytics and that the research can lead to extramural funding for follow-on R&D work in the near future. Proposals that leverage community assets and partners are strongly encouraged.

In particular, we will be looking for proposals that

  1. result in a high-impact, peer-reviewed publication and
  2. “seed” larger, long-term extramural funding.

Proposals will be reviewed and scored based on scientific merit, capacity building, and strategic excellence by an internal panel at UTC, whose decisions will be final.

Professors at all tenured and tenure-earning ranks may apply as PIs, subject to restrictions.

A maximum of eight to twelve awards in the range of $15,000 – $25,000 is anticipated.

The start date for most projects will be August 15, 2018. The budget period will be nine months: August 15, 2018 – May 14, 2019. If the faculty member starts at the university in the spring semester, then the period of performance will be January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019.

 

2018 Competition (Funding for FY2019)

CEACSE Funding Opportunity Overview

The Center of Excellence in Applied Computational Science and Engineering (CEACSE) provides seed funding to enhance and expand UTC’s capacities in all aspects of applied computational science and engineering. The primary goal of this program is to enable development of new capabilities and extramural projects in the area of Computational Sciences. 

A one-page letter of intent to apply is requested by February 9, 2018, but is not required (title, PI, co-PIs, 200 word abstract, subject area). Letters of intent may be addressed to Tony-Skjellum@utc.edu electronically as PDF or word files by the deadline.

The full application deadline is March 5, 2018 at 5pm Eastern Time. All submissions will be electronic. (Application below)

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Part II

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

APPLICATION  MATERIALS

BUDGET TEMPLATE/SAMPLE

This year, we have five priority areas for this funding:

  1. Urban Science
  2. Energy & Environment
  3. Defense & Aerospace
  4. Cyber/Cyber Physical Modeling & Simulation
  5. Health/Biomedical

We will be looking for proposals that: 

  1. result in high-impact, peer reviewed publications; and
  2. “seed” larger, long-term extramural funding.

Proposals that leverage community assets and partners are strongly encouraged. Proposals will be reviewed and scored based on scientific merit, capacity building, and strategic excellence. 

Starting this year, specific emphasis is given to funding PhD students using CEACSE as part of the research plan.  Guidance on funding for a PhD student in your budget will be provided in the proposal guidelines and at the workshop.

Professors at all tenured and tenure-earning ranks may apply as PI’s and co-PIs.  The proposal guide provides detailed instructions and indicate submission limits.

The  maximum individual award amount is $100,000. The start date for all projects will be July 1, 2018.  The budget period will be 12 months (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019).