The intent of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to award TWO separate five-year cooperative agreements to consortia of accredited U.S. Colleges and Universities to allow them to receive and administer funds for student and faculty research, fellowships, and scholarship funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research and Development (DNN R and D). Each cooperative agreement will be awarded to a consortium of Universities which will include the participation of a one or more DOE or NNSA National Laboratories as a consortium member. Individual consortium-member universities shall make specific contributions and shall receive specified portions of the funding. The consortium may include student and early career research fellowships and has a long-term objective of building expertise in nuclear nonproliferation detection. Research results should be incorporated readily into university curricula. Students, faculty, and researchers must be able to work unencumbered while moving across what are now organizational and bureaucratic boundaries of the academic and governmental facilities engaged in the consortium, while properly protecting critical information and materials. The consortium should establish reciprocal arrangements between the home academic institution and other degree-granting institutions as well as relationships with appropriate National Laboratories.
For more information, visit: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=235691.