Eligibility: Only individuals from the following eligible organizations may submit proposals as the lead Principal Research Investigator in response to this Funding Opportunity: 1) SE CASC University Consortium consisting of North Carolina State University (host), Auburn University, Duke University, University of Florida, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee – Knoxville; 2) USGS centers, field stations, laboratories, Cooperative Research Units, etc. Each proposal must have a Principal Investigator (PI) from an eligible organization. Parties from other organizations (Federal, State, Tribal, or other) can serve as Co-PIs and receive funds via subaward from an eligible organization. Partnerships between University consortium scientists and USGS researchers are welcomed. Consortium-initiated proposals must be submitted though NC State University which serves as the Consortium host. Other parties may participate on funded projects via subawards. USGS researchers may receive funds directly.
Estimated Available Funds: $1,000,000
Project Funding Guidance: The SE CASC intends to fund 5-8 projects. Individual projects will be funded for up to $400,000 (inclusive of all indirect costs and overhead charges applied by all institutions involved and including both years of any two- year projects).
Project Duration: Generally, not to exceed 24 months (longer projects may be considered at the discretion of the SE CASC Director).
Southeast CASC Contact: Ryan Boyles, Deputy Director, email@example.com / 9
Submission Deadlines and General Schedule:
- Deadline for Statements of Interest: March 19, 2021
- Full Proposals Invited (Planned): April 22, 2021
- Deadline for Invited Full Proposals: July 23, 2021
- Notification of Intent to Award (Planned): September 8, 2021
A national network (All CASCs) webinar was held on February 16, 2021. A recording of that webinar can be found here. Powerpoint slides from the webinar can be found here. Note: the question/answer portion of this webinar was not recorded, however questions and answers from the webinar have been added to the CASC Funding Opportunity FAQ page here.