Homeland Security Award
To promote and encourage "cutting edge" innovation in the vast arena of homeland security.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/03/2014 (Archived.)
Agency: Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use
Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available
Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Coins and Fellowship Foundation, Title IV, Section 400-429, Public Law 102-281, 106 Stat. 139-145, 20 U.S.C 5701-5708.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
This is a competition NOT a grant application. Individuals/companies compete and their accomplishments are judged on how they are making measurable and constructive contributions related to basic and/or advanced research in the area of homeland security. Nominees must be involved in the field of homeland security. In public/private partnership with AgustaWestland North America, the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation will present four $25,000 Homeland Security Awards to advance research and honor individuals or companies pursuing new discoveries in the field of homeland security. One $25,000 Homeland Security Award will be presented in 2011. Nominations are categorized in the following four fields: 1) Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Chemical and Explosive Attacks; 2) Border and Transportation Security; 3) Cyber Security and Information Sharing; and 4) Emergency Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters. The winner may be selected from any field.
U.S. citizens/companies permitted by their employer or any other relevant authority to accept a monetary award bestowed by the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, a Federal government agency. The individuals/companies will be honored for making measurable and constructive contributions related to basic and/or advanced research in the area of homeland security.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. All Nominations are received online at: www.ccolumbusfoundationawards.org. Only Nominations that meet the eligibility requirements are accepted. Nominations are accepted from all 50 States. The deadline for Nominations is June 14, 2011.
The Awards are sponsored by a public-private partnership between the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation and AgustaWestland North America, a global leader in designing, manufacturing and supporting the world's most technologically advanced helicopters. All Nominations are read by the Foundation Board of Trustees to select the Semifinalists. Nominators are notified of the Nominee's selection as a Semifinalist and asked to provide background material to support the Nomination. A national Evaluation Committee reviews and comments on the Semifinalist's background material. The Foundation Board of Trustees and AgustaWestland select the Award winner. The Award will be presented in Washington, D.C. on October 11, 2011.
Mar 03, 2011 to Jun 14, 2011
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
The assistance can be used to further research or as the recipient chooses.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Judith Shellenberger, 110 Genesee Street, Suite 390, Auburn, New York 13021 Email: JUDITHMSCOLUMBUS@CS.COM
Phone: (315) 258-0090 Fax: (315) 258-0093.
http://www.columbusfdn.org or http://www.ccolumbusfoundationawards.org
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 10 $75,000; FY 11 est $25,000; and FY 12 est $25,000 - In 2010, there were four $25,000 awards. In 2011, there will be one $25,000 award. In 2012, there will be one $25,000 award.
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