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Before engaging in an international shipment, UGA personnel should contact the Office of Export Control to request review of the shipment. This review will ensure an export license is not needed for the equipment or research material (including pathogens, toxins and biologicals, for example) and a due diligence review of the end-use and end-user at the foreign destination.

The Department of Commerce has taken export enforcement actions, including monetary settlements, against U.S. academic institutions for unlicensed export of strains and recombinants of animal pathogens to non-U.S. research institutions, as well as for shipments of basic research equipment to embargoed non-U.S. research institutions.

Please contact Dan Runge at drunge@uga.edu to begin any international shipment review.

Further detailed information about international shipping is available here and a list of export controlled items, software, and technology is available here. Any export classification process should include review by the Office of Export Control.

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Summary

The goal of the Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program is to develop a diverse pool of undergraduates who complete their baccalaureate degree, and transition into and complete biomedical, research-focused higher degree programs (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.). This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) provides support to eligible, domestic institutions to develop and implement effective, evidence-informed approaches to biomedical training and mentoring that will keep pace with the rapid evolution of the research enterprise. NIGMS expects that the proposed research training programs will incorporate didactic, research, mentoring, and career development elements to prepare trainees for the completion of research-focused higher degree programs in biomedical fields. This program is limited to applications from training programs at baccalaureate degree-granting research-intensive institutions (i.e., those with an average of NIH Research Project Grant funding greater than or equal to $7.5 million total costs over the last 3 fiscal years).

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) does not allow appointed trainees to lead an independent clinical trial but does allow them to obtain research experience in a clinical trial led by a mentor or co-mentor.

Please read the full program announcement before preparing your internal application.

Award Amount

  • Application budgets should reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.
  • Awards may be for project periods up to five years in duration and are renewable.

Eligibility

  • For diversity enhancing programs, NIGMS recognizes separate institutional eligibility tracks: research-intensive, i.e., those with an average of NIH research project grant (RPG) funding greater than or equal to $7.5 million total costs per year over the past 3 fiscal years, and research-active, i.e., those with an average of RPG funding less than $7.5 million total costs per year over the past 3 fiscal years (RPG data are available through NIH RePORTER). For example, FY 2018, FY 2019 and FY 2020 for applications submitted in May 2021.
  • Institutional eligibility for this FOA is limited to baccalaureate degree-granting research-intensive institutions as defined above. Research-active institutions are not eligible to apply for or receive MARC grants.  To prevent the duplication of NIGMS diversity enhancing programs, each institution is eligible for one undergraduate program (either MARC or U-RISE) regardless of the activity code (R25 or T34), and one graduate program (either IMSD or G-RISE) regardless of the activity code (R25 or T32).  Institutions with NIGMS MARC, U-RISE, IMSD, or G-RISE funding are eligible for the Bridges to the Baccalaureate and/or Bridges to the Doctorate programs provided the other eligibility criteria are met. Applicants are encouraged to consult NIGMS staff to discuss eligibility prior to submission.
  • An institution funded through the U-RISE or MARC program that changes category due to changes in research project grant funding during the grant cycle should apply to the appropriate program based on their eligibility at the time of renewal. Programs that change category will report on the programs outcomes of the prior funding period(s), up to 15 years, using the appropriate tables.
  • The sponsoring institution must assure support for the proposed program. Appropriate institutional commitment to the program should be detailed in the Institutional Support Letter in the Letters of Support attachment. Additionally, a signed letter is required from the Provost or similar official with institution-wide responsibility verifying the eligibility of the applicant institution at the time of application submission according to the eligibility criteria indicated above. See the application instructions for the required “Letters of Support” instructions in Section IV.
  • Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research training program as the Training Program Director/Principal Investigator (Training PD/PI) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.
  • For institutions/organizations proposing multiple PDs/PIs, visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Component of the SF 424 (R&R) Application Guide.
  • As described in the instructions for the Training Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) in Section IV.2 below, NIGMS encourages multiple PDs/PIs, particularly when each brings a unique perspective and skill set that will enhance training. At least one of the training PD(s)/PI(s) should be an established investigator in the biomedical sciences and capable of providing both administrative and scientific leadership to the development and implementation of the proposed program.  Additional PDs/PIs, including individuals with experience in the science of education, relevant social science disciplines, program evaluation, mentoring, and university administration may be included to achieve the training goals. Any of the PDs/PIs may serve as the contact PD/PI.  The contact PD/PI is expected to have a full-time appointment at the applicant institution unless extremely well-justified. If the full-time status of the contact PD/PI changes after the award, the institution must obtain prior program approval to appoint a new PD/PI or request a deviation from the full-time rule. The PD(s)/PI(s) will be responsible for the selection and appointment of trainees to the approved research training program, and for the overall direction, management, administration, and evaluation of the program. The PD(s)/PI(s) will be expected to monitor and assess the program and submit all documents and reports as required. The PD(s)/PI(s) have responsibility for the day-to-day administration of the program and are responsible for appointing members of the Advisory Committee (when applicable) and using their recommendations to determine the appropriate allotment of funds. 

Preceptors/Mentors (Participating Faculty)

  • The selected faculty should be active researchers in the biomedical sciences as demonstrated by recent publications and research support. When building a training team, programs should include faculty who are committed to training, mentoring, and providing supportive and inclusive research environments. Programs are encouraged to build a diverse team of preceptors/mentors that includes, for example, faculty from underrepresented groups (see Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity) and faculty at different career stages (i.e., early-career as well as established faculty).

Trainees

  • The individual to be trained must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Additional details on citizenship, training period, and aggregate duration of support are available in the NIH Grants Policy Statement.
  • Trainees should be research-oriented individuals enrolled in a major leading to a baccalaureate degree in a STEM discipline that will prepare the trainee for a biomedical, research-focused higher degree program (e.g., Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D.). All trainees are required to pursue their research training full time as specified by the sponsoring institution in accordance with its own policies. Appointments are normally made in 12-month increments for 2-3 years, and no trainee may be appointed for less than 9 months during the initial period of appointment, except with prior approval of the NIH awarding unit.

Selection Criteria

Limitation Details

An Institution may submit one proposal.

If you are interested in submitting for this program, you must first submit an internal application to limsub@uga.edu according to the required instructions below.

Internal Applications must include the following:

  • A cover page listing
    • The name of this funding opportunity and title of your proposal
    • Your name, UGA position, home department, email, and UGA contact information
    • Collaborator names, positions, and institutions (if any)
    • Indicate whether or not you have submitted to this program in the past. If so, please provide a copy of the review at the end of the internal application.
  • A (maximum two-page) proposal summary that addresses the program’s specific selection criteria.
  • One paragraph describing why this proposal should be UGA’s submission (i.e., why it will be the most competitive for this program)
  • Curriculum vitae

Internal Selection

Limited Submission announcements often generate multiple competing proposals.  UGA reviewers judge proposals as they would in any peer review process, so PIs are urged to put their best foot forward.  Along with typical criteria, reviewers will evaluate internal proposals based on their fit with the sponsor’s articulated goals and criteria.

Internal Submission Instructions

The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to limsub@uga.edu by the internal deadline listed above.

Questions?

Please submit questions regarding the internal competition to limsub@uga.edu.

For questions directly related to this program, please contact the following program officers:

Sydella Blatch, Ph.D.
National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Email: sydella.blatch@nih.gov

Patrick H. Brown, Ph.D.
National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Email: patrick.brown@nih.gov


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Summary 

The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program seeks proposals that explore ways for graduate students in research-based master’s and doctoral degree programs to develop the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to pursue a range of STEM careers. The program is dedicated to effective training of STEM graduate students in high priority interdisciplinary or convergent research areas, through a comprehensive traineeship model that is innovative, evidence-based, and aligned with changing workforce and research needs. Proposals are requested that address any interdisciplinary or convergent research theme of national priority, as noted above. 

The NRT program addresses workforce development, emphasizing broad participation, and institutional capacity building needs in graduate education. The program encourages proposals that involve strategic collaborations with the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, national laboratories, field stations, teaching and learning centers, informal science centers, and academic partners. NRT especially welcomes proposals that include partnership with NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES) and leverage INCLUDES project efforts to develop STEM talent from all sectors and groups in our society (https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/includes.jsp). Collaborations between NRT proposals and existing NSF INCLUDES projects should strengthen both NRT and INCLUDES projects. 

Please read the full program announcement before preparing your internal application. 

Award Amount 

  • NRT Track 1 Awards (14-16 awards each year) are expected to be up to five (5) years in duration with a total budget up to $3,000,000. 
  • NRT Track 2 Awards (4-6 awards each year) are expected to be up to five (5) years in duration with a total budget up to $2,000,000. Very-high-activity R1 institutions like UGA are not eligible for Track 2. 

Eligibility 

  • An individual may serve as Principal Investigator (PI) or co-PI on only one (1) proposal submitted to the NRT program per annual competition.  
  • An eligible organization may participate in only two (2) proposals per NRT competition as lead or collaborative non-lead. All Track 1 and/or Track 2 NRT proposals will be counted toward this total limit of two proposals per organization. 
  • Selection Criteria 

Intellectual Merit: The Intellectual Merit criterion encompasses the potential to advance knowledge; and 

Broader Impacts: The Broader Impacts criterion encompasses the potential to benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired societal outcomes. 

The following elements should be considered in the review for both criteria: 

  • What is the potential for the proposed activity to 
  • Advance knowledge and understanding within its own field or across different fields (Intellectual Merit); and 
  • Benefit society or advance desired societal outcomes (Broader Impacts)? 
  • To what extent do the proposed activities suggest and explore creative, original, or potentially transformative concepts? 
  • Is the plan for carrying out the proposed activities well-reasoned, well-organized, and based on a sound rationale? Does the plan incorporate a mechanism to assess success? 
  • How well qualified is the individual, team, or organization to conduct the proposed activities? 
  • Are there adequate resources available to the PI (either at the home organization or through collaborations) to carry out the proposed activities? 

Additional Solicitation-Specific Review Criteria 

  • Integration of Research and Education: Does the proposal address training needs that are not currently available at the institution(s) and/or in disciplines? Are there clear and compelling connections between the training elements and the interdisciplinary research theme? If this is a new program, is the degree path clear or, if trainees are drawn from existing degree programs, is there clear integration of research and with the timeline, requirements, and milestones of those programs? Is there indication that program activities will persist beyond the duration of the award? 
  • Interdisciplinarity or Convergence: What is the degree of interdisciplinarity or convergence and the potential for high impact synergies among the disciplines? Does the core team include appropriate expertise in the relevant fields? Does the interdisciplinary plan engage multiple disciplines appropriately to solve the research problems identified? Will the proposed convergent research and training integrate knowledge, methods, and expertise from different disciplines to potentially form novel frameworks to catalyze scientific discovery and innovation? 
  • Professional Development: What is the breadth and quality of the plan to provide NRT trainees with professional development training for a range of research and research-related career pathways, both within and outside academia? Does the project provide the required communications and teamwork, team science or collaboration training and ethics training? Are the training expectations sufficient, and are they structured in such a way that they will not hinder trainee research or degree progress? 
  • Integrating Diversity into NSF Programs, Projects, and Activities: What is the quality of the recruiting and retention plans to broaden participation? Does the plan represent a realistic path given the baseline data reflected in the Demographic Table? Is there evidence of sufficient engagement of key personnel? Are collaborations and/or existing programs appropriately engaged? 
  • Evaluation: Does the evaluation plan include outcomes, performance measures, benchmarks, and an evaluation timetable, as well as a description of how formative evaluation will improve practice? Are research and educational activities addressed? Is there a plan to share insights, practices, and findings broadly? Will the evaluation generate evidence to inform and document program sustainability? 

Limitation Details 

An Institution may participate in only two proposals. Participation includes serving as a lead organization or non-lead organization on any proposal. Organizations participating only as evaluators on projects are excluded from this limitation. Proposals that exceed the organizational eligibility limit will be returned without review regardless of whether the organization on such a proposal serves as lead or non-lead collaborative organization. Only US IHEs are eligible to submit as a lead or non-lead organization. Potential PIs are advised to contact their institutional office of research regarding processes used to select proposals for submission. 

If you are interested in submitting for this program, you must first submit an internal application to limsub@uga.edu according to the required instructions below. 

Internal Applications must include the following

  • A cover page listing 
  • The name of this funding opportunity and title of your proposal 
  • Your name, UGA position, home department, email, and phone 
  • Collaborator names, positions, and institutions (if any) 
  • Indicate whether or not you have submitted to this program in the past. If so, please provide a copy of the panel summary at the end of the internal application. 
  • A (maximum two-page) proposal summary that addresses the program’s specific selection criteria. 
  • One paragraph describing why this proposal should be UGA’s submission (i.e., why it will be the most competitive for this program). Please address the following: 
  • Size and composition of potential trainee pool 
  • Strengths of potential mentors 
  • Extent of mentoring experience  
  • Track record of transdisciplinary collaborations and convergent research 
  • Track record of NSF funding in the topical area  
  • Unique resources that can potentially differentiate this proposal (e.g. field sites, instrumentation, community or industry partnerships, existing certificate or degree programs, etc.) 
  • PI’s Curriculum vitae 

Internal Selection 

Limited Submission announcements often generate multiple competing proposals.  UGA reviewers judge proposals as they would in any peer review process, so PIs are urged to put their best foot forward.  Along with typical criteria, reviewers will evaluate internal proposals based on their fit with the sponsor’s articulated goals and criteria.  

Internal Submission Instructions 

The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to limsub@uga.edu by the internal deadline listed above.  

Questions? 

Please submit questions regarding the internal competition to limsub@uga.edu. 

For questions directly related to this program, please contact the following program officers: 

Research Matters Live Session

The Office of Research, in collaboration with other units, offers a series of live Zoom presentations around timely topics for UGA researchers. Research Matters Live builds off our monthly newsletter dedicated to funding opportunities and other research announcements. Below is a session that might be of particular interest to you.

“Training Grants: Preparing for Success”

  • Tuesday, March 9, 1 p.m.
  • Presenters:
  • Jake Maas, director, Office of Proposal Enhancement
  • Meredith Welch-Divine, interim assistant dean & director of interdisciplinary graduate programs, Graduate School
  • Description: Training grants such as those offered by NIH and NSF are highly effective building blocks for establishing strong graduate programs. Join Jake Maas and Meredith Welch-Devine for a discussion of the essential elements and groundwork needed to submit competitive training grant proposals. We’ll also provide updates on the institutional assistance and support available for those who take the plunge.
  • Register for Zoom session (limit 100 attendees)

For more information or to access archived sessions, please visit the Research Matters Live website.


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The purpose of this FOA is to solicit an Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease related dementias (AD/ADRD)-focused U01 that is ancillary to, but integrated with, the Midlife in the United States Study (MIDUS) U19 to provide in-depth information to elucidate behavioral, social, psychological and biological pathways of risk and resilience to cognitive decline and AD/ADRD.

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The purpose of this FOA is to solicit an application for the next 6-year cycle of the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) Study. The goals of this next phase are to complete the fourth wave of longitudinal data collection for the core MIDUS sample and the second wave of the MIDUS refresher sample.

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This FOA supports early stage clinical trials of novel mechanism of action, investigational drugs, or novel neuromodulatory devices for the treatment of psychiatric disorders in areas of unmet medical need. 

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The Michelson Prizes are annual awards of $150,000, which support young investigators under the age of 35 who are using disruptive concepts and inventive processes to significantly advance human immunology and vaccine and immunotherapy discovery research for major global diseases.  The Prizes are funded by the Michelson Medical Research Foundation and overseen by the Human Vaccines Project —  the application window for the 2021 Prizes will run from April 1 – June 18, 2021

The 2021 Michelson Prizes will be looking for research proposals in two areas:

  • Human Immunology and Vaccine Research: The committee will be looking for research aimed at tackling the current roadblocks that exist in human vaccine development and expanding our limited understanding of key immune processes that are fundamental to successful vaccine and immunotherapy development.
  • Climate Change and Human Immunology: The committee is looking for research that expands our understanding of the potential effects of climate change on immune function with a particular interest in research that will directly translate into vaccine and immunotherapy development to mitigate its impact.

The selection committee will be looking to support research that is both highly innovative and has the potential for high impact. Specifically, projects should propose innovative ideas and approaches that can be applied across many disease areas and states.  Projects should have the potential to significantly expand our understanding of the human immune system and accelerate the development of vaccines and immunotherapies. 

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Summary

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit meritorious applications for the Tuberculosis Research Advancement Centers (TRACs) program. The main goal of these centers is to provide administrative and shared research support to foster and elevate multidisciplinary tuberculosis (TB) research and provide exceptional mentorship to New Investigators. TRACs will provide core facilities, services and mentoring opportunities to achieve the goals of the program.

Please read the full program announcement before preparing your internal application.

Award Amount

  • Application budgets are capped at $600,000 (direct costs) per year.
  • The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 5 years.
  • NIAID intends to commit $5,000,000 in FY 2022 to fund up to 5 awards.

Eligibility

  • Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support.
  • For institutions/organizations proposing multiple PDs/PIs, visit the Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator Policy and submission details in the Senior/Key Person Profile (Expanded) Component of the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.
  • One TRAC award per institution: No institution may have more than one TRAC. An institution that is part of a multi-institutional TRAC award may not be listed as a multi-institutional participant in another TRAC award.
  • Multi-institutional TRAC: In some cases, two or more institutions that can demonstrate a credible plan for collaborative research networks using TRAC Cores may wish to submit an application for a single TRAC award. A multi-institutional TRAC application must designate a lead institution that will receive the award, should demonstrate sharing in leadership positions, and provide details of agreements regarding coordination and support of Cores and activities at other participating institutions. An institution can only be part of one multi-institutional TRAC application.
  • Cores outside of the TRAC institution: With appropriate justification, TRAC awards may support a Core at an institution that is not part of the TRAC, including a primate facility or a foreign institution that provides a unique resource such as a clinical and/or laboratory site.

Selection Criteria

Limitation Details

An Institution may submit one proposal.

If you are interested in submitting for this program, you must first submit an internal application to limsub@uga.edu according to the required instructions below.

Internal Applications must include the following:

  • A cover page listing
    • The name of this funding opportunity and title of your proposal
    • Your name, UGA position, home department, email, and UGA contact information
    • Collaborator names, positions, and institutions (if any)
    • Indicate whether or not you have submitted to this program in the past. If so, please provide a copy of the review at the end of the internal application.
  • A (maximum two-page) proposal summary that addresses the program’s specific selection criteria.
  • One paragraph describing why this proposal should be UGA’s submission (i.e., why it will be the most competitive for this program)
  • Curriculum vitae

Internal Selection

Limited Submission announcements often generate multiple competing proposals.  UGA reviewers judge proposals as they would in any peer review process, so PIs are urged to put their best foot forward.  Along with typical criteria, reviewers will evaluate internal proposals based on their fit with the sponsor’s articulated goals and criteria.

Internal Submission Instructions

The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to limsub@uga.edu by the internal deadline listed above.

Questions?

Please submit questions regarding the internal competition to limsub@uga.edu.

For questions directly related to this program, please contact the following program officers:

Lakshmi Ramachandra, MSc, PhD
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Telephone: 301-669-5061
Email: Lakshmi.ramachandra@nih.gov


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Summary

Grants for Arts Projects is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program for organizations based in the United States. Through project-based funding, the program supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of art across the nation, the creation of excellent art, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.

The Arts Endowment encourages applications from a variety of eligible organizations, e.g., with small, medium, or large budgets, and from rural to urban communities. Similarly, projects may be large or small, existing or new, and may take place in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.

The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and fostering mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all individuals and groups. The Arts Endowment encourages projects that use the arts to unite and heal in response to current events, as well as address any of the following:

  • Celebrate America’s creativity and/or cultural heritage.
  • Invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups.
  • Enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.
  • Originate from or are in collaboration with the following constituencies encouraged by White House Executive Orders:
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities,
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities,
  • American Indian and Alaska Native tribes,
  • African American Serving Institutions,
  • Hispanic Serving Institutions,
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and
  • Organizations that support the independence and lifelong inclusion of people with disabilities.

This program funds arts projects only. A project may consist of one or more specific events or activities; it may be a part of an applicant’s regular season or activities. Organizations that undertake a single short-term project in a year could apply for that event, or they could identify certain components (such as the presentation of a key artist and the associated activities) as their project. Describe the activities for which our support is requested, and provide specific information on the artists, productions, venues, distribution plans, etc., that will be involved.

  • Organizations may apply for any or all phases of a project, from its planning through its implementation.
  • A project does not have to be new. Excellent existing projects can be just as competitive as new activities.
  • Projects do not need to be large. We welcome small projects that can make a difference in a community or field.
  • Projects may be in any of the Arts Endowment’s artistic disciplines.

Please read the full program announcement and FAQ before preparing your internal application.

Award Amount

These grants cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the project. All grants require a nonfederal cost share/match of at least 1 to 1. For example, if an organization receives a $10,000 grant, the total eligible project costs must be at least $20,000 and the organization must provide at least $10,000 toward the project from nonfederal sources.

Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grant will be made below $10,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that we determine demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact.

To be eligible, the applicant organization must:

  • Meet the National Endowment for the Arts’ “Legal Requirements” including nonprofit, tax-exempt status at the time of application. (All organizations must apply directly on their own behalf. Applications through a fiscal sponsor/agent are not allowed. See more information on fiscal sponsors/agents.)
  • Have completed a three-year history of arts programming prior to the application deadline. For the purpose of defining eligibility, “three-year history” refers to when an organization began its programming and not when it incorporated or received nonprofit, tax-exempt status.
  • Have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all National Endowment for the Arts grant(s) previously received.

Selection Criteria- Applications will be reviewed on the basis of the following criteria:

The artistic excellence of the project, which includes the:

  • Quality of the artists, arts organizations, arts education providers, works of art, or services that the project will involve.
  • If appropriate, the extent to which the project deepens and extends the arts’ value

The artistic merit of the project, which includes the:

  • The importance and appropriateness of the project to the organization’s mission, artistic field, artists, audience, community, and/or constituency.
  • The ability to carry out the project based on such factors as the appropriateness of the budget, the quality and clarity of the project activities and goals, the resources involved, and the qualifications of the project’s personnel.
  • If appropriate, the potential to serve and/or reach individuals whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
  • The appropriateness of proposed performance measurements. This includes, where relevant, measures to assess student and/or teacher learning in arts education.
  • If appropriate, plans for documentation and dissemination of the project results.
  • Evidence of direct compensation to artists, art collectives, and/or art workers.
  • The potential to reflect the purpose of the Grants for Arts Projects grants program.
  • If appropriate, engagement with the following constituencies (as encouraged by White House Executive Orders):
    • Historically Black Colleges and Universities,
    • Tribal Colleges and Universities,
    • American Indian and Alaska Native tribes,
    • African American Serving Institutions,
    • Hispanic Serving Institutions,
    • Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and
    • Organizations that support the independence and lifelong inclusion of people with disabilities.

Limitation Details

An organization may submit only one application under the Art Works guidelines, with few exceptions as listed here. Independent Components of UGA (e.g., a radio station or museum), as deemed by the NEA, may submit an application independent of UGA’s and will have their own 1-application limit. If you feel that your application qualifies as an Independent Component submission, please contact limsub@uga.edu to coordinate verification with the NEA.

If you are interested in submitting for this program, you must first submit an internal application to limsub@uga.edu according to the required instructions below.

Internal Applications must include the following:

  • A cover page listing:
    • Your name, UGA position, email, and UGA office contact information
    • Collaborator names, positions, and institutions.
    • The specific field or discipline of your project (see Additional Information below)
  • One paragraph that describes the artists, arts organizations, arts education providers, works of art, or services that the project will involve, as appropriate.
  • A one-page description of the project that highlights
    • The extent to which the project deepens and extends the arts’ value, including the potential impact on artists, the artistic field, and UGA’s community
    • The ability to carry out the project based on such factors as the appropriateness of the budget, the quality and clarity of the project goals and design, the resources involved, and the qualifications of the project’s personnel
  • A brief (less than a page) summary of total costs that includes the total amount of and source for any cost share if additional funding is needed beyond the amount requested from the sponsor.
  • One paragraph that explains why your application should be UGA’s submission (i.e., why you think it will be the most competitive for this program).

Internal Selection

Limited Submission announcements often generate multiple competing proposals.  UGA reviewers judge proposals as they would in any peer review process, so PIs are urged to put their best foot forward.  Along with typical criteria, reviewers will evaluate internal proposals based on their fit with the sponsor’s articulated goals and criteria.

Internal Submission Instructions

The above internal application materials should be submitted via email as a single .PDF file to limsub@uga.edu by the internal deadline listed above.

Additional Information – Applicable fields and disciplines

  • Artist Communities
  • Arts Education
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Folk & Traditional Arts
  • Literary Arts
  • Local Arts Agencies
  • Media Arts
  • Museums
  • Music
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
  • Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works
  • Theater
  • Visual Arts

Questions?

Please submit questions regarding the internal competition to limsub@uga.edu.

If you have questions, contact the NEA staff for the field/discipline that is most appropriate for your project.


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This FOA solicits applications for projects to adapt, apply, and validate existing or emerging technologies into a new generation of user-friendly, low-cost technologies for preventing, detecting, diagnosing, and/or treating cancers in people living in LMICs. Applicants should have a working assay or device prototype (not necessarily already capable of cancer applications).