Department of Homeland Security
DHS S&T Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence – Center Lead
Research Office Letter of Intent Deadline: June 2, 2014
Agency Deadline: July 3, 2014
Informational Webinar: May 5, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT. To access the webinar, sign in at https://foodshield.connectsolutions.com/coe_for_coastal_resilience_foa/
Anticipated Funding Amount: $4,000,000 per year for 5 years
Limit on Number of Proposals per Organization: 1
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is soliciting applications from U.S. colleges and universities to serve as the lead institution for a Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence.
The Center will conduct research and education to enhance the nation’s ability to safeguard people, infrastructure, and economies from catastrophic coastal natural disasters such as floods and hurricanes, and will also consider future climate trends and their impacts on coastal resilience. The primary geographic focus will be on the East and Gulf Coast regions of the U.S., but applications to inland flooding and West Coast issues are welcome.
Applicants must address each of three substantive research themes: coastal infrastructure resilience; building resilient communities; and disaster dynamics. Proposals will include an integrated STEM research and education plan and a detailed management/organization plan for the Center. Results are expected to include tools, technologies, and knowledge products (e.g., best practices, resource guides, case studies) for improving homeland security operations, decision-making, and policy at all levels of government.
A companion FOA has been issued for single project proposals from applicants who wish to be considered as potential partners for the Center (http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253478). These single project applications are not subject to the university’s limited submission procedures.
In an effort to provide the highest level of excellence and viability for funding, a review process will be put in place if more than one proposal is submitted. The finalist will be asked to represent Oregon State University and to submit their proposal to the DHS S&T Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence – Center Lead program by the deadline of July 3, 2014. The selected team should be prepared to present their proposal to a review panel before June 26th.
Information: Mary Phillips, Director, Office for Research Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
General guidance for preparation of letters of intent to the Research Office:
COVER SHEET (1 page)
PROJECT DESCRIPTION (1 - 4 pages)
Suggested Reviewers: (1 page) Optional – but as you write envision who might be a reviewer of your proposal or the Program Officer.