The Syracuse University Office of Research is pleased to announce the launch of the Limited Submission call for letters of intent for the EPA Innovative Water Infrastructure Workforce Development Program. For this EPA program, Syracuse University may serve as the lead institution for one proposal. For this Limited Submission Opportunity (LSO) we are issuing a call for intent to submit to gauge faculty interest in a particular funding opportunity. At this stage, only submission of a form and abstract is required to express interest in the opportunity.
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Sponsor Program Announcement: https://www.epa.gov/sustainable-water-infrastructure/water-sector-workforce
Number of Possible Internal Nominees: 1
Internal Letter of Intent Due Date: March 3, 2021, 5:00 PM
Sponsor Deadline: March 26, 2021
Synopsis of the Program
EPA is soliciting applications from eligible applicants to (1) assist in the development and use of innovative activities relating to water workforce development and career opportunities in the drinking water and wastewater utility sector, and (2) expand public awareness about drinking water and wastewater utilities and to connect individuals to careers in the drinking water and wastewater utility sector.
Funding and award period
The total estimated amount of federal funding available under this announcement is approximately $1,000,000. EPA expects each award to range from a minimum of $200,000 to no more than $500,000. Applicants may not request more than $500,000 in federal funding per application. Applications requesting more than $500,000 are not eligible and will not be reviewed. It is anticipated that up to five awards will be made under this announcement. Cooperative agreements funded under this announcement will have up to three-year project periods, depending on the amount requested and the overall size and scope of the project(s).
Call for Intent to Submit Limited Submission Process
For this Limited Submission Opportunity (LSO) we are issuing a call for intent to submit to gauge faculty interest in a particular funding opportunity. At this stage, only submission of a form and abstract is required to express interest in the opportunity. If there is more interest than the number of submissions allowed by the sponsor (e.g., four faculty have expressed interest in applying to this opportunity where the sponsor only allows two proposals from the University), we will announce an internal competition for pre-proposals.
If no applications are received by a call for intent to submit deadline, the LSO will become “first come, first served.” At this stage, eligible applicants may express interest in the opportunity any time before the sponsor deadline.
If a proposal is selected and the PI or team decides to forgo an application, they must notify the Office of Research within five days of the selection notice. This allows another proposal to be selected and move forward. If the PI fails to submit a proposal and has not notified the Office of Research, the PI runs the risk of being disqualified from future LSO competitions.
For any sponsored research projects, the applicant must be eligible to serve as Principal Investigator for the project, unless otherwise noted in the LSO. Please see our PI Eligibility requirements to ensure you are eligible.
Questions: Email LimitedSubmissions@syr.edu