HUD Urban Scholars Fellowship Grants
To provide financial encouragement to scholars with recent Ph.D.s and academic appointments at institutions of higher education to undertake research now, and throughout their careers, on research topics of interest to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 05/26/2005 (Department no longer funds this program.)
POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program helps 10 new scholars (those who have recently received their Ph.D.s) who are in academic appointments undertake research on HUD-related research topics.
Housing and Community Development Act of 1970, Title V, Public Law 91-609.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicants must have their Ph.D.s and meet the following conditions: (1) they must have an academic appointment with an institution of higher education. This means that they must either be on a tenure track or be on a term (teaching or research) appointment that will extend beyond the 15-month duration of this fellowship; (2) they must have received their Ph.D.s no earlier than January 1, 1996; (3) it is realistic to believe that the proposed research project can be completed within the 15-month fellowship period; and (4) they must have specific support from their institutions. Support from the applicant's university is required. Institutions will be required to contribute, at a minimum, the following: (a) reducing the applicant's course load by at least one course per term or semester, but continuing to pay the applicant his/her full salary; (b) designating a member of the faculty to monitor the applicant's progress on his/her research project; (e) office space, computer usage, etc.; and (f) waived indirect costs above the eight percent allowed to be covered by this fellowship.
Beneficiaries are education professionals or researchers with Ph.Ds.
Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the eligibility requirements of: (1) having an academic appointment with an institution of higher education. This means that they must either be on a tenure track or be on a term (teaching or research) appointment that will extend beyond the 15-month duration of his fellowship; (2) receiving their Ph.D.s no earlier than January 1, 1996; (3) demonstrating that the proposed research project can be completed within the 15-month fellowship period; and (4) having specific support from their institutions.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Announcement of funding availability will appear in the Federal Register on an annual cycle. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372 and OMB Circular A-102.
Application requirements will appear in a Federal Register Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). A State Plan is not required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular A-110.
Applicants who respond to the yearly NOFA and compete successfully by being selected by a review panel will be awarded a grant. Factors for award published in the NOFA will be used as the basis for selection. Announcement of award will be made by September 1 of the year of the solicitation.
Determined by the NOFA date published in the Federal Register.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Generally within 60 days.
How are proposals selected?
A competitive process is used in selecting grants. Criteria will be published in the annual NOFA.
How may assistance be used?
Costs incurred in the timely completion of a research project including salary for two summers, graduate assistants to work on the research project, partial cost of paying for replacements to cover a reduced course load, computer software, the purchase of data, travel expenses to collect data and make presentations at meetings, transcription services, compensation for interviews, and partial coverage of the university's indirect costs attributable to the project. Grants cannot be used for tuition, relocation, computer hardware, meals, or other costs not directly related to the research project.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Grantees must submit a report on progress halfway through the grant period. Grantees must submit their research projects at the end of the grant period.
The institution must maintain information on grant disbursement.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Applicant's institution is required to provide support to the applicant during the grant period.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
This grant is for a 15- month period.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Armand Carriere, Office of University Partnerships, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Room 8110, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: 202-708-3061, ext. 3181. Email: Armand_W._Carriere@hud.gov.
(Grants) FY 02 $0; FY 03 est $800,000; and FY 04 est $800,000.
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