Archives for June 7, 2016

Top Defense Companies

Bloomberg has posted a ranking of the top federal contractors based on prime contracts awarded in fiscal 2015.  This includes companies that campus has as connections in our research and outreach programs.  We are not as disconnected as it might appear.

As you might expect Boeing is #2 on the list. But others that we have connections with include:

  • Northrup Grumman (at Whiteman and Scott) #5
  • L3 Communications (at the Fort) #8
  • BAE Systems #10
  • Booz Allen Hamilton (at the Fort) #13
  • SAIC #15
  • United Health Group #17
  • AECOM #18
  • Leidos (we have a team contract with them) #19
  • Battelle (at the Fort) #23
  • Orbtial ATK #24
  • Honeywell #31
  • Jacobs #38
  • Mitre #43
  • Fluor #45
  • Deloitte #46
  • Engility (at the Fort) #50
  • ManTech #63
  • Finnemechanica #69
  • HenselPhelps #70
  • CH2M Hill #72
  • Alion #74
  • CDW #82
  • Parsons #83
  • Tetra Tech #93
  • Express Scripts #96
  • Cubic #132
  • CenturyLink #133
  • KBR #147
  • ORAU $158
  • Siemens #172

new incentive program for faculty

Dear Members of the S&T Faculty:

Robert J. Marley photo

Robert J. Marley, PhD CPE Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Missouri University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO 65409 573-341-4138 (office)

I am very pleased to be able to share with you news that Interim President Middleton has given his approval of a new incentive program for faculty.  This replaces the former program known as the “Non-GRA Supplement to Faculty Salaries Guidelines” program, or informally known as the “Self-Award” program.

Last October, prior to the full completion of the UM System audit of the former program, I asked a group of faculty leaders to help develop a new incentive plan that would be fully compliant with all applicable laws and regulations.   This Task Force was led by Daryl Beetner and included Jim Drallmeier, Suzie Long, Jag Sarangapani, Phil Whitefield, Steve Clark, and Yinfa Ma.   In addition, Mary Jo Richards served as an ex-officio member to provide financial and payroll information to the Task Force.

The policy authored by this group also contains an FAQ section which addresses common questions that many faculty had been asking.  On your behalf, the Task Force worked very hard to explore various options that met compliance requirements while maintaining the desired incentive for faculty generating external support.

Follow the link below to the Provost’s Website which contains three individual links to the official policy, a procedures guide, and an application form.

In order to determine eligibility and receive funds during the upcoming academic year, critical dates include a July 15 application for approval by your Department Chair, followed by a July 22 deadline for submission to your College’s Fiscal Manager.  The Fiscal Managers have been fully briefed on the mechanism for this policy and, as needed, should be your first stop for further clarification.

Speaking for myself and those that have developed and reviewed this new policy, we are convinced this will be a substantial tool in the recruitment and retention of highly productive faculty generating external funding for their activities.




Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (PH/TBI) Research Program

Defense Health Program

Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (PH/TBI) Research Program

Upcoming Funding Opportunity

The FY16 Defense Appropriations Act provides $125 million (M) to the Department of Defense FY16 Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (PH/TBI) Research Program to support innovative research committed to complement ongoing DoD efforts to ensure the health and readiness of our military forces. As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency, Research, Development and Acquisition (DHA RDA) Directorate manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation.  The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcement/Funding Opportunity is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) with strategic oversight from Joint Program Committee 5 (JPC5)/Military Operational Medicine Research Program (MOMRP).

The PH/TBI Research Program is providing the information in this pre-announcement to allow investigators time to plan and develop applications. The Implementation Science Research Initiative Program-Specific Broad Agency Announcement and General Application Instructions for the following award mechanism are anticipated to be posted on the website in July 2016.   Pre-application/proposal and application/proposal deadlines will be available when the Program-Specific Broad Agency Announcement is released.  This pre-announcement should not be construed as an obligation by the government.

Implementation Science Research Initiative Program-Specific BAA (ISRI BAA)

Independent investigators at all academic levels (or equivalent)

  • A pre-application/proposal is required; application/proposal submission is by invitation only
  • The intent of the FY16 ISRI BAA is to support implementation of evidenced-based interventions identified by stakeholders for use within the military context as well as for system-wide dissemination.

This BAA/Funding Opportunity seeks research proposals/applications from researchers with expertise in psychological health (PH) implementation science that will support the implementation of evidence-based PH interventions that have been demonstrated to be effective and translatable in the military setting.  Both applied (preclinical) research and clinical trials are allowed.

  • The anticipated funding limit is $12M total costs.
  • 4-6 awards are anticipated.
  • The anticipated maximum period of performance for applied research is 3 years, and 4 years for clinical trials.

A pre-application/proposal is required and must be submitted through the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) at prior to the pre-application deadline.  All applications must conform to the final Program Announcements and General Application Instructions that will be available for electronic downloading from  A listing of all CDMRP funding opportunities can be obtained on the website by performing a basic search using CFDA Number 12.420.

Full applications/proposals must be submitted through the federal government’s single-entry portal,  Submission deadlines are not available until the Program –Specific Broad area Announcement is released.  For email notification when Program Announcements are released, go to the CDMRP website ( and select Subscribe to Funding Opportunities & Program Communications.  For more information about the PH/TBI or other CDMRP managed programs, please visit the CDMRP website (