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This Funder Tool Kit specifically highlights the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It includes news, priorities, funding opportunities, and award history, as well as proposal guidance and resources. The Funder Tool Kits are a collaborative effort between the UCF Libraries and OR Research Development Team.
New Research Opportunities in the Earth Sciences by Committee on New Research Opportunities in the Earth Sciences at the NSF; National Research Council; Board on Earth Sciences & Resources Staff; Division on Earth & Life Studies StaffThe 2001 National Research Council (NRC) report Basic Research Opportunities in Earth Science (BROES) described how basic research in the Earth sciences serves five national imperatives: (1) discovery, use, and conservation of natural resources; (2) characterization and mitigation of natural hazards; (3) geotechnical support of commercial and infrastructure development; (4) stewardship of the environment; and (5) terrestrial surveillance for global security and national defense. This perspective is even more pressing today, and will persist into the future, with ever-growing emphasis. Today's world-with headlines dominated by issues involving fossil fuel and water resources, earthquake and tsunami disasters claiming hundreds of thousands of lives and causing hundreds of billions of dollars in damages, profound environmental changes associated with the evolving climate system, and nuclear weapons proliferation and testing-has many urgent societal issues that need to be informed by sound understanding of the Earth sciences. A national strategy to sustain basic research and training of expertise across the full spectrum of the Earth sciences is motivated by these national imperatives. New Research Opportunities in the Earth Sciences identifies new and emerging research opportunities in the Earth sciences over the next decade, including surface and deep Earth processes and interdisciplinary research with fields such as ocean and atmospheric sciences, biology, engineering, computer science, and social and behavioral sciences. The report also identifies key instrumentation and facilities needed to support these new and emerging research opportunities. The report describes opportunities for increased cooperation in these new and emerging areas between EAR and other government agency programs, industry, and international programs, and suggests new ways that EAR can help train the next generation of Earth scientists, support young investigators, and increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the field.
Publication Date: 2012
Writing Successful Grant Proposals from the Top down and Bottom Up by Robert J. Sternberg (Editor)This text provides comprehensive advice on how to build a successful grant proposal, from the top down and from the bottom up. Editor Robert J. Sternberg gathers editorial expertise from distinguished members of associations in the Federation of Associations of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, which includes some of the most successful grant applicants and grant givers in the field of brain and behavioral sciences. The chapter authors offer readers practical advice on planning, executing, submitting, and revising grant proposals in order to maximize their chances of success. Exploring both grant writers' and grant providers' perspectives, Writing Successful Grant Proposals from the Top Down and Bottom Up provides valuable insight into general strategies on how to write and submit proposals, as well as detailed information on the various types of proposals needed to reach particular research and teaching goals.
Publication Date: 2013
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NSPIRES- View opportunities listed in the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System
A comprehensive list of open, future and closed/past selected NASA solicitations are posted on the NSPIRES website. If pursuing a NASA funding opportunity, it is wise to subscribe to receive email updates for that opportunity, as it is not unusual for one or more amendments to be posted between the original release date and the due date.
The OR Research Development Team maintains a library of internal/external submitted proposals and can assist with securing a sample and submitting FOIA requests. Contact ResDev@ucf.edu for more information.
DMP Tool - Create, review, and share DMPs that meet institutional and funder requirements. The DMP Tool Blog and Webinar Series provide helpful guidance.
STARS - UCF researchers are eligible to submit materials to STARS, a university-wide digital repository hosted on the Digital Commons platform (a comprehensive hosted solution for storing, managing, and sharing data). Click here to visit the researcher portion of the FAQs for STARS.
re3data.org - The Registry of Research Data Repositories is a tool for helping identify and locate online repositories of research data.
DRAFT YOUR PROPOSAL: Section Instructions and Templates
Grant applications must be submitted through the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES). This website will provide prospective grant applicants with information and all required documents for the NASA application process.
NSPIRES Home - includes help resources and a variety of links to more information
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General Proposal Support from Research Development Team
Now that you have found the perfect funding opportunity, let us help you build the perfect proposal. The OR Research Development team can help with planning, preparation assistance, draft review feedback, informational resources, and more! Visit our website for next steps information.
Large Proposal Support from Research Development Team
A unique approach to supporting large, complex proposal submissions.