Department of Homeland Security
S&T Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center of Excellence (CIRC) – Center Lead
S&T Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center of Excellence (CIRC) – Center Partner
The Research Office, Office for Research Development is requesting letters of intent for the Department of Homeland Security’s S&T Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center of Excellence (CIRC) – Center Lead and Center Partner programs.
Office for Research Development Letter of Intent submission deadline: Monday, August 18, 2014
Agency Deadline: Friday, September 26, 2014
Synopsis of Program:
The DHS solicitation S&T Critical Infrastructure Resilience Center of Excellence (CIRC) – comes in two flavors where applicants can submit proposals as either a Center Lead or as a Center Partner. The Center Lead option is a heavy lift, must address multiple themes, and only one application per institution is allowed. Moreover, while the Lead institution can include preferred partners in its application, it is DHS who decides who the partners will be and tells the Lead which of its proposed projects it will fund, and how much of the Lead’s $4M per year to subcontract to the Partners. On the upside, if the Center Lead option is not pursued, institutions may submit an unrestricted number of Center Partner proposals (5 pages maximum) without having to identify a Center Lead. The available funding for a Center Partner is up to $500K over two years. It is important to note that DHS does not fund research for research’s sake. DHS funds research that ultimately protects the US and provides better tools and processes for getting industries and regional economies working again as soon as possible after a catastrophic event. With that in mind, DHS will find ways to continue to fund certain projects that address real homeland security challenges beyond the performance period if the research is meeting DHS’s objectives. As of July 16th you can access the informational webinar for more information through www.hsuniversityprograms.org.
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.
· Submit electronically as a PDF document to: Research.Development@oregonstate.edu