d- Department of Homeland Security
DHS’s mission is to ensure that the United States is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards. Its efforts are supported by an ever-expanding set of partners.
Science and Technology Directorate - International Cooperative Programs Office
Homeland Security Science and Technology strengthens America’s security and resiliency by providing knowledge products and innovative technology solutions for the Homeland Security Enterprise. The DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate solicited applications for international research projects aligned with the mission and requirements of DHS S&T in 2010 and 2011. It is now considering if a new solicitation will open in 2012. The following information is therefore provided for your information only, according to the past two years information for solicitations DHS-11-ST-108-002 and DHS-10-ST-108-001. Please be sure to check the websites provided below to see if other opportunities are available The projects should be designed to augment and complement, through international research and collaboration, the depth and breadth of homeland security science and technology research. Specifically, the S&T Directorate seeks proposals that will contribute to homeland security science and technology, including but not limited to: -Evaluation of novel tools or approaches to confronting homeland security challenges; -Basic research to provide data, understandings, or models that support S&T efforts or policy decisions; and -S&T and operations research evaluations to support revolutionary improvements in DHS’s mission and its component agencies’ operations.
Area of Funding
(Archive) Focus of research for this past announcement: International science and technology efforts, from basic research through proof-of-concept evaluations and implementation in support of at least one of the S&T Directorate’s Divisions technical focus areas (Borders and Maritime Security; Chemical and Biological; Cyber Security; Explosives; Human Factors and Behavioral Sciences; Infrastructure Protection and Disaster Management; and the Office for Interoperability and Compatibility).
National research and/or Innovation Funding Programme available to European citizens
Type of Funding
For FY2012, DHS S&T R&D budget is $566 million. (source: Source: AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program: R&D in the FY 2012 Budget. http://www.aaas.org/spp/rd/fy2012/)
Duration of Funding
One to three years depending on the effort proposed.
This funding opportunity is restricted to accredited institutions of higher education, both foreign and domestic, having the ability and capacity to conduct and facilitate substantial international research. A single accredited institution of higher education must be identified as the lead entity for proposal submission and subsequent discussions. Additional institutions associated with the lead institution will be subawards from the lead institution. Sub-awardees may include foreign public entities, foreign or domestic private entities, foreign governmental organizations, foreign or domestic businesses (including small businesses and socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses), domestic federally funded research and development centres, and other foreign or domestic accredited institutions of higher education. All proposals must include participation by both foreign and domestic institutions.
DHS Centres of Excellence (COEs) are eligible to apply for new research efforts under this funding opportunity. They may not apply for research efforts already being funded. Applicants must also indicate whether the proposed effort (in whole or in part) has been submitted to or is under review by DHS or another Federal entity.
The projects should be designed to augment and complement, through international research and collaboration, the depth and breadth of homeland security science and technology research.
Specifically, the S&T Directorate seeks proposals that will contribute to homeland security science and technology, including but not limited to:
-Evaluation of novel tools or approaches to confronting homeland security challenges;
-Basic research to provide data, understandings, or models that support S&T efforts or policy decisions; and
-S&T and operations research evaluations to support revolutionary improvements in DHS’s mission and its component agencies’ operations.
Applicants are encouraged to align their research proposals under the focus areas of a single S&T Directorate Division in order to focus future research activities and resources. However, multiple division topics will be given equal consideration due to the variety of cross-cutting science and technology research topics.
DHS expects all applicants to be able to begin performance within thirty days of receipt of grant award. Institutions requiring additional post-selection preparation time must note this in their initial proposal.
Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov to be considered for an award, which can be lengthy, please start the process immediately.
Link to the full announcement on grants.gov: http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do?oppId=97373&mode=VIEW
Please read the following PDF document (extracted from printed catalogue) to obtain other useful information about DHS and eligibility language before applying:
Program Office: S&T-InternationalPograms@dhs.gov
Foreign Grants Information