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Joint  Center  for  Aerospace  Technology  Innovation    
FY  2013-­‐2014  Request  for  Proposals  (RFP)  
Joint  Industry-­‐University  Research  Program  (JIURP)  
(latest  version  of  this  RFP  will  be  available  at  www.jcati.org)  
 
The  Joint  Center  for  Aerospace  Technology  Innovation  (JCATI),  described  in  RCW  28B.155.010,  was  established  
in  2012  by  the  governor  and  legislature  of  the  state  of  Washington  to  support  the  aerospace  industry  in  
Washington  State  by:  
 
1. Pursuing  joint  industry-­‐university  research  in  new  technologies  that  are  relevant  to  aerospace  firms;  
2. Providing  aerospace  industry-­‐focused  research  opportunities  for  engineering  and  computer  science  
students  at  the  University  of  Washington,  Washington  State  University,  and  Washington’s  other  public  
four-­‐year  institutions  of  higher  education,  through  assisting  the  development  of  internship  programs  
and  undergraduate  and  graduate  student  research  opportunities  that  give  students  hands-­‐on  
experience  with  aerospace  firms;  and  
3.
In  concert  with  aerospace  firms  and  aerospace  industry  associations,  identifying  research  needs  and  
opportunities  for  technology  transfer  that  benefit  the  State’s  aerospace  industry.
 
Accordingly,  JCATI  has  established  the  Joint  Industry-­‐University  Research  Program  to  solicit  proposals  from  
university  researchers  for  projects  that  meet  these  objectives.  
 
Program  Funds
 
 
In  FY  2013-­‐2014,  approximately  $1,000,000  will  be  available  for  awards.  JCATI  intends  to  fund  the  research  
projects  starting  July  1
st
,  2013.  Funds  must  be  expended  by  June  30,  2014.  
Eligibility  
 
Applicant  Organization
 
 
Eligible  applicant  organizations  are  the  University  of  Washington,  Washington  State  University  and  other  public  
four-­‐year  institutions  of  higher  education  as  defined  in  RCW  28B.10.016.  
 
Principal  Investigator  and  Co-­‐investigators  
 
PIs  both  new  and  currently-­‐funded  by  JCATI  are  welcomed  to  submit  proposals.  Principal  investigators  and  co-­‐
investigators  must  be  employed  by  the  applicant  organization.    Principal  investigators  must  meet  their  
employer’s  requirements  for  such  status.      
 
 
Types  of  Supported  Activities  
Research  areas  
must be related to aerospace innovation, and
may  include,  but  are  not  limited  to,  computing,  
composite  materials  for  aerospace;  aviation  biofuels;  manufacturing  efficiencies;  aerospace  propulsion  and  
power  systems;  automatic  control;  and  innovative  aerospace  manufacturing  technologies.  
Preference  will  be  given  to  projects  leveraged  by  funding  or  in-­‐kind  support  from  outside  JCATI  and  which  have  a  
high  probability  of  transitioning  new  technologies  to  industry  in  Washington  State.    Leverage  could  be  provided  
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through  co-­‐investment  by  other  parties,  especially  the  Washington  State  aerospace  industry  but  also  
government  agencies,  foundations,  investors,  corporations,  or  the  applicant  organization  itself.  JCATI  funding  
could  augment  the  principal  investigator’s  current  industrially-­‐sponsored  research.    Non-­‐JCATI  support  must  be  
documented  when  a  grant  agreement  is  executed  with  JCATI.    Applicants  are  strongly  encouraged  to  include  
letters  of  support  from  industrial  partners  with  their  proposal  submissions.  The  PIs  of  projects  currently  funded  
by  JCATI  should  clearly  indicate  their  accomplishments  for  the  previous  funding  period.  
Review  Process    
A  committee  appointed  by  the  JCATI  Executive  Director  will  review  and  evaluate  all  submissions,  and  make  
recommendations  to  the  Board  of  Directors.    The  Board  of  Directors  will  make  final  decisions  on  all  awards.  
 
Review  Criteria  
 
Proposals  will  be  evaluated  on  the  following  criteria:
 
 Technical  merit  
 Relevance  to  the  aerospace  industry  in  Washington  State  
 Matching  funds,  including  in-­‐kind  support,  from  industry  
 Feasibility  of  work  being  completed  by  June  30,  2014.  
Proposals  should  include  an  outline  of  plans  beyond  the  current  fiscal  year,  including  the  anticipated  
requirement  for  any  further  support  from  JCATI.      
 
Submission  
 
There  is  no  limit  to  the  number  of  proposals  that  may  be  submitted  from  an  applicant  organization.    We  
anticipate  that  most  awards  will  be  up  to  $100,000;  however  larger  grant  proposals  may  be  considered.  Full  
proposals  should  be  e-­‐mailed  as  .pdf  to:  submit@jcati.org.    The  return  e-­‐mail  address  will  be  used  by  JCATI  for  
further  correspondence  with  the  applicant,  including,  proposal  receipt  and  award  notifications.  The  subject  line  
of  the  email  should  have  the  format  “JCATI-­‐2013-­‐2014:  “Name  of  the  PI”/”Institution”/”Proposal  title”  
(abbreviated  if  necessary).  For  information  on  proposal  submissions,  please  visit  www.jcati.org  
 
Important  Dates  and  Milestones  
 
May  13,  2013      Full  proposals  due  5:00  p.m.  PDT  
June  4,  2013      Proposals  Review  Panel  Evaluations  Completed  
June  7,  2013      Board  of  Directors  Award  Decisions    
June  15,  2013      Successful  applicants  notified  
July  1,  2013      Successful  projects  commence  
Spring  2014      JCATI  Annual  Symposium  
June  30,  2014      All  JCATI  funds  must  be  expended  
 
 
 
 
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Award  Terms  and  Conditions  
-­‐ Award  decisions  cannot  be  appealed.  No  award  is  final  until  a  grant  agreement  has  been  executed.      
Grant  agreements  will  be  executed  in  July  2013.      
-­‐ The  applicant  organization  is  legally  responsible  for  authorizing  and  submitting  proposals,  
administering  the  grant,  and  disbursing  JCATI  funding.  
-­‐ The  principal  investigator  will  be  responsible  for  leading  the  proposed  work,  managing  the  budget,  
and  reporting  progress  and  results.        
Proposal  Submission  Instructions  and  Forms
 
See  Appendix  A  
Management  and  Ownership  of  Intellectual  Property  
Intellectual  property  policies  of  the  applicant  organization  will  apply.  
 
Application  Process
 
See  Appendix  A  
Reporting  Requirements
   
 
 
JCATI  grants  are  an  investment  by  the  State  of  Washington  in  the  future  of  its  citizens.  Full  and  timely  reporting  
of  the  progress  and  results  of  funded  activities  by  principal  investigators  is  essential  for  calculating  the  returns  
on  that  investment.    
 
Reporting  requirements  will  be  finalized  in  the  grant  agreement.  JCATI  requires  at  the  end  of  the  project  a  report  
that  includes  technological  advances  made,  technology  transition  progress  and  opportunities,  and  a  financial  
report  including  details  of  financial  leveraging.  JCATI  sponsored  PIs  are  encouraged  to  present  the  results  of  
their  projects  at  the  JCATI  annual  symposium  held  in  Spring  of  2014.  PIs  are  encouraged  to  include  a  budget  item  
for  travel  to  JCATI  symposium  in  their  budget  breakdown.  
 
Publicity  
 
JCATI  reserves  the  right  to  publicly  disseminate  information  about  its  granting  activities.  JCATI  communications  
to  the  public  may  include  lists  of  proposals  received,  the  names  of  principal  investigators  and  applicant  
organizations,  titles  of  proposed  activities,  the  field  in  which  the  work  will  be  conducted,  descriptions  of  funded  
proposals,  and  reports  about  progress  and  outcomes.  Recipient  organizations  and  principal  investigators  will  be  
expected  to  provide  JCATI  with  reasonable  assistance  in  communicating  funded  work  and  its  related  impacts  to  
the  public.  

Other  Policies  Related  to  Proposal  Application  Review  
 
Release  of  Information
 
 
The  protection  of  intellectual  property  is  paramount  to  both  researchers  and  their  industry  partners.    Please  do  
not  include  any  proprietary  information  in  the  proposal  and  grant  application.    
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Contact  Information  
 
For  further  information  about  JCATI  or  grant  administration,  contact  info@jcati.org
 
                   
 
Latest  version  of  this  RFP  
 
The  latest  version  of  this  RFP  can  be  found  on  www.jcati.org    
                   
 
The  JCATI  description  is  provided  in  RCW  Sections  28B.155.010  (Joint  Center  for  Aerospace  Technology  Innovation)  and  
28B.155.020  (Gifts,  grants,  donations).    Funding  for  JCATI  was  provided  from  the  economic  development  strategic  reserve  
account  and  expenditures  are  regulated  under  the  provisions  specified  in  RCW  43.330.250.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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APPENDIX  A  
Proposal  Submission  Instructions  and  forms    
The  instructions  and  the  attached  forms  for  the  Joint  Industry-­‐University  Research  innovation  Program  intended  
to  assist  you  in  preparing  your  application.    It  is  the  sole  responsibility  of  the  principal  investigator  to  comply  
with  these  instructions  and  to  ensure  that  the  application  is  accurate,  complete  and  submitted  on  time.      
Proposals  that  are  not  complete  or  have  not  followed  the  provided  instructions  will  be  returned  without  further  
consideration.    In  general,  be  succinct  and  explicit.  
 
Application  Packet  
1.    Cover  Sheet  
2.    Non-­‐Technical  Abstract    
3.    Narrative  (no  more  than  four  single-­‐spaced  pages;  10  point  font)  
4.    Budget  and  Justification  (use  the  NSF  format)  
5.    Biosketches  of  key  personnel  (no  more  than  2  pages  per  person;  use  NSF  format),  emphasizing  PI/Co-­‐PIs  
professional  experiences  most  pertinent  to  the  proposed  effort  
 
Application  Format  
 
Only  use  10-­‐point  font  size  and  1”  margins.  Use  plain  language  understandable  to  a  lay  audience  outside  of  your  
field;  proposals  will  be  rejected  for  failure  to  adhere  to  this  guideline:  
 
PART  I:    Cover  Sheet.  Fill  in  all  applicable  information;  if  there  are  more  than  2  Co-­‐PIs,  the  project  team  
can  be  introduced  in  Part  II.    
   
PART  II:  Non-­‐Technical  Abstract.  The  summary  should  be  succinct,  using  plain  language  understandable  
to  a  lay  audience  outside  of  your  field.  Explain  what  you  propose  to  do,  your  objectives  and  the  
expected  benefits,  the  application’s  work  plan,  and  its  impact  in  accordance  with  the  program’s  
purpose.        
 
PART  III:  Application  Narrative  (four  single-­‐spaced  pages).    Direct  the  narrative  to  an  educated  lay  
audience  outside  of  your  field  using  plain,  understandable  language.  All  tables,  charts  or  graphs  
must  be  included  within  the  page  limit.  Provide  sufficient  information  to  allow  for  evaluation  of  
the  scientific  and  technical  merit  and  relevance  to  the  aerospace  industry  in  Washington  State  
of  the  proposed  activities  independent  of  any  other  document.      Include  all  of  the  following  
sections  beginning  each  one  with  the  section  title.      
1. Technical  merit  
2. Relevance  to  the  aerospace  industry  in  Washington  State  
3. Matching  funds  including  in-­‐kind  support  (see  PART  VI)  
4. Availability  of  funds  from  other  non-­‐industry  programs  in  support  of  the  proposed  effort  
5. Feasibility  of  work  being  completed  by  June  30,  2014.  
PART  IV:  Budget.    Provide  budget  details  on  the  attached  form,  or  using  the  standard  NSF  budget  form  
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2000/00form1030/00form1030.pdf,  as  well  as  the  budget  
justification  in  the  proposal.  PIs  are  encouraged  to  include  a  budget  item  for  travel  to  the  Annual  
JCATI  Symposium  held  in  Spring  of  2014  in  Eastern  Washington.  Contact  your  unit’s  
financial/budget  manager  in  preparing  the  budget.  The  budget  form  will  need  to  be  initialed  by  
the  certified  proposal  budget  manager  in  your  area/unit.    Facilities  and  Administrative  costs  
(indirect/overhead)  are  not  allowable  expenditures  on  JCATI-­‐funded  projects.    
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PART  V:  Biosketches.    Use  the  NSF  format  for  biosketches.  Maximum  2  pages  per  key  personnel,  
emphasizing  PI/Co-­‐PIs  professional  experiences  most  pertinent  to  the  proposed  effort.    
 
PART  VI:  Letters  of  support.    Include  letters  of  support  and/or  commitment  from  Washington  State  
Aerospace  industry  in  support  of  the  proposed  effort.          
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JOINT  CENTER  FOR  AEROSPACE  TECHNOLOGY  INNOVATION    
JOINT  INDUSTRY-­‐UNIVERSITY  RESEARCH  PROGRAM  PROPOSAL  Cover  Sheet  
 
Proposal  Information  
 Title  of  Proposal:    
         
 
         
 
 
 Principal  Investigator  Name  (Last,  First,  Middle):  
         
 
Principal  Investigator  Position  Title:  
         
 
Co-­‐Principal  Investigator  Name  (Last,  First,  Middle):  
         
 
Co-­‐Principal  Investigator  Position  Title:  
         
 
Co-­‐Principal  Investigator  Name  (Last,  First,  Middle):  
         
 
Co-­‐Principal  Investigator  Position  Title:  
         
 
Applicant  Organization:  
         
 
Department,  Service,  Laboratory  or  Equivalent:  
         
 
Funding  Request:    
         
 
 
 
 
Other  Co-­‐Applicant  Organizations  (list  names  only;  additional  information  can  be  provided  in  the  proposal):  
1  
         
 
3  
         
 
2  
         
 
4  
         
 
Financial  Conflict  of  Interest  Policy  
Does  the  applicant  organization  have  a  research  financial  conflict  
of  interest  policy?    
 Yes          
 No  
Do  any  of  the  co-­‐applicant  organizations  NOT  have  a  research  
financial  conflict  of  interest  policy?  
 Yes          
 No  
 
Intellectual  Property  Policy  
Does  the  applicant  organization  have  policies  regarding  ownership  
and  management  of  intellectual  property  developed  by  its  
employees?    
 Yes          
 No  
Does  the  applicant  organization  have  a  formal  mechanism  for  
managing  the  protection  and  commercialization  of  intellectual  
property?  
 Yes          
 No  
 
Applicant  Official  Information
 
Name:  
         
 
Title:  
         
 
Address:  
         
 
         
 
         
 
         
 
 
Phone:  
         
 
Email:  
         
 
EIN:  
         
 
Applicant/Department  Chair  Certification  and
ĐĐĞĂŶĐĞ  
Applicant/Department  Chair  Signatures  and  Date  
I  certify  that  the  statements  herein  are  true,  complete  and  
accurate  to  the  best  of  my  knowledge.  I  am  aware  that  any  false,  
fictitious,  or  fraudulent  statements  or  claims  may  subject  me  to  
ĐŝŝůŽĂĚŵŝŶŝĂŝĞĞŶĂůŝĞ/ŚĂĞĞĂĚŶĚĞŽŽĚĂŶĚĂŵ
ŝůůŝŶŐŽĂĐĐĞŚĞĞŵŽĨŚĞ:d/ĂŐĞĞŵĞŶ
willing  to  accept  the  terms  of  the  JCATI  grant  agreement.    
ApplicantĂĞ;DDzzzz:  
Department  ChairĂĞ;DDzzzz:  
JCATI  Face  Page  Form                                                                                                                      Form  not  to  exceed  
 
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Budget    
The  following  table  provides  a  basic  outline  of  budget  documentation  for  the  proposal.  Please  adjust  as  
necessary.  
A.-­‐H.  Salaries,  Wages  and  Fringe  Benefits.    List  individually,  all    personnel  who  will  be  funded  under  this  project;  
the  requested  person-­‐months  to  be  funded,  and  rates  of  pay.  
I.    Equipment.  List  the  equipment  to  be  purchased  and  dollar  amount  for  each  item.  Justify  the  equipment  
purchases  in  the  proposal.  
I.    Supplies.  List  the  dollar  amount  for  the  supplies.    
K.  Travel.  Address  the  type  and  extent  of  travel  and  its  relation  to  the  project.  Include,  if  necessary,  the  travel  
budget  item  for  attending  the  JCATI  annual  symposium  (to  be  held  in  Eastern  Washington  in  Spring  of  2014).  
Airfares  are  limited  to  round  trip,  jet-­‐economy  rates.  
 
Table  I.  Budget  Breakdown
 
Purpose  
Period  when  applicable  
Funds  Requested  
A.  Senior  Personnel  (PI)  
 
 
B1.  Senior  Personnel  (co-­‐PI)  
 
 
B2.  Senior  Personnel  (co-­‐PI)  
 
 
B3.Senior  Personnel  (co-­‐PI)  
 
 
C1.  Senior  Personnel  (other)  
 
 
C2.  Senior  Personnel  (other)  
 
 
D1.  Postdoctoral  Associate  
 
 
E1.  Graduate  Students  
 
 
E2.  Graduate  Students  
 
 
E3.  Graduate  Students  
 
 
F1.  Undergraduate  Student  
 
 
G1.  Technician  
 
 
H.  Fringe  Benefits  
 
 
I1.  Equipment  
 
 
I2.  Equipment  
 
 
J1.  Supplies  
 
 
K1.  Travel  
 
 
K2.  Travel  
 
 
Total  Requested  
 
 
 
 
Rev. 04/13
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SUMMARY PROPOSAL BUDGET
FOR JCATI USE ONLY
ORGANIZATION

PROPOSAL NO.
DURATION (MONTHS)
Proposed
Granted
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT DIRECTOR

AWARD NO.
A. SENIOR PERSONNEL: PI/PD, Co-PIs, Faculty and Other Senior Associates JCATI-Funded Funds Funds
List each separately with name and title. (A.7. Show number in brackets) Person-months
Requested By Granted by JCATI
CAL ACAD SUMR Proposer (If Different)
1.

$ $
2.



3.



4.



5.



6. (

) OTHERS (LIST INDIVIDUALLY ON BUDGET EXPLANATION PAGE)


7. (

) TOTAL SENIOR PERSONNEL (1-6)

B. OTHER PERSONNEL (SHOW NUMBERS IN BRACKETS)
1. (

) POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATES

2. (

) OTHER PROFESSIONALS (TECHNICIAN, PROGRAMMER, ETC.)

3. (

) GRADUATE STUDENTS

4. (

) UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

5. (

) SECRETARIAL - CLERICAL (IF CHARGED DIRECTLY)

6. (

) OTHER

TOTAL SALARIES AND WAGES (A + B)

C. FRINGE BENEFITS (IF CHARGED AS DIRECT COSTS)

TOTAL SALARIES, WAGES AND FRINGE BENEFITS (A + B + C)

D. EQUIPMENT (LIST ITEM AND DOLLAR AMOUNT FOR EACH ITEM EXCEEDING $5,000.)



TOTAL EQUIPMENT

E. TRAVEL 1. DOMESTIC (INCL. CANADA, MEXICO AND U.S. POSSESSIONS)

2. FOREIGN

F. PARTICIPANT SUPPORT
1. STIPENDS $

2. TRAVEL

3. SUBSISTENCE

4. OTHER

TOTAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS (

) TOTAL PARTICIPANT
COSTS

G. OTHER DIRECT COSTS


1. MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

2. PUBLICATION/DOCUMENTATION/DISSEMINATION

3. CONSULTANT SERVICES

4. COMPUTER SERVICES

5. SUBAWARDS

6. OTHER


TOTAL OTHER DIRECT COSTS

H. TOTAL DIRECT COSTS (A THROUGH G)

I. INDIRECT COSTS (F&A) (SPECIFY RATE AND BASE-&$7,%DVH)XQGV'R1RW,QFXUH,QGLUHFW&RVWV)


TOTAL INDIRECT COSTS (F&A)

J. TOTAL DIRECT AND INDIRECT COSTS (H + I)

K. RESIDUAL FUNDS (IF FOR FURTHER SUPPORT OF CURRENT PROJECT)

L. AMOUNT OF THIS REQUEST (J) OR (J MINUS K)
$
$


M. COST SHARING: PROPOSED LEVEL $

AGREED LEVEL IF DIFFERENT: $

PI/PD TYPED NAME AND SIGNATURE* DATE
FOR -&$7, USE ONLY
INDIRECT COST RATE VERIFICATION
ORG. REP. TYPED NAME & SIGNATURE* DATE
Date Checked
Date of Rate Sheet
Initials-ORG

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