Program Summary

Program Summary

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs (OUP) is requesting applications from U.S. colleges and universities to lead a consortium ofuniversities for a Center for Homeland Security Quantitative Analysis (CHSQA). OUP is also posting a separate NOFO for eligible applicants to submit single project proposals for consideration as a partner to this Center of Excellence (COE). DHS will select qualified individual projects from applications received for either the Center Lead NOFO or the Center Partner NOFO, regardless of the institution that is awarded as lead institution. 

The DHS COEs are different than many other federally funded university centers, and DHS expects a lot more from them. Each COE lead institution must:

  • Work closely with DHS and others to identify the most critical knowledge and technology gaps that a COE can address, on an on-going basis
  • Place faculty and students (U.S. citizens eligible for clearances) in operational agencies early and often, in order to develop solutions appropriate to complex homeland security problems 
  • Build a nation-wide or world-wide network of academic and other subject matter experts in order to be able to access the best experts for each problem in short order 
  • Develop contingency plans for replacing researchers whose projects are not progressing as planned and a process to hold competitions to replace projects that have come to an end 
  • Developed detailed plans for transitioning research results into end use 
  • Work with DHS and other operational end users to identify projects with a high potential of generating usable knowledge or technologies, and developing a plan to implement operationally 

Application Limits

Application Limits

One per institution.

Additional Information

Deadlines

UIC Letter of Intent
August 29, 2016
UIC Internal Competition
TBD
Sponsor Letter of Intent
N/A
Sponsor Application
November 1, 2016

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent (LOI) Form

 

Depending upon the number of LOIs submitted, OVCR might be required to facilitate an internal peer review process to select UIC’s submission(s) to this program.  White paper instructions will distributed to those who have submitted LOIs.

 

Please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu or 6-7036 with any questions.

 

If an authorized principal investigator is not listed above, please consider the limited competition still open. Contact RDS@uic.edu for further information.