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Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.

Specialty Crop Research Initiative Request for Pre-applications. NIFA. Deadline: 11/15/16. Synopsis: Projects must address at least one of five focus areas: Projects must address at least one of five focus areas: Research in plant breeding, genetics, genomics, and other methods to improve crop characteristics; Efforts to identify and address threats from pests and diseases, including threats to specialty crop pollinators; Efforts to improve production efficiency, handling and processing, productivity, and profitability over the long term; New innovations and technology, including improved mechanization and technologies that delay or inhibit ripening; and Methods to prevent, detect, monitor, control, and respond to potential food safety hazards in the production efficiency, handling and processing of specialty crops.

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. NIFA. Deadline: 12/8/16. Synopsis: NIFA requests applications to support the delivery of education, mentoring, and technical assistance programs to help beginning farmers and ranchers with entering, establishing, building and managing successful farm and ranch enterprises.

Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative. NIFA. Deadline: 1/19/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products.

Commerce Department

NOAA California Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program. Deadline: 11/8/16. Synopsis: Theprogram supports existing, high quality environmental education programs, fosters the growth of new, innovative programs, and encourages capacity building and partnership development for environmental education programs throughout the entire the San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay, and Santa Barbara Channel watersheds.

NOAA Climate Program Office FY2017 - Understanding Climate Impacts on Fish Stocks and Fisheries to Inform Sustainable Management. Deadline: 11/15/16 for letters of intent, 1/23/17 for applications. Synopsis: The first competition solicits proposals for projects in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem and the second competition solicits proposals for projects in the Northeast US Continental Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem.

Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Research Program. NOAA. Deadline: 12/9/16. Synopsis: This program provides grants or cooperative agreements for fisheries research and development projects addressing aspects of U.S. fisheries, including, but not limited to, harvesting, processing, marketing, and associated business infrastructures.

Marine Debris Research. NOAA. Deadline: 12/19/16. Synopsis: The MDP invites applications requesting funding for research that explores the ecological risk associated with marine debris, determines debris exposure levels, and examines the fate and transport of marine debris in nearshore, coastal environments.

Defense Department

Military Medical Photonics Program. AFOSR. Deadline: 10/31/16. Synopsis: The Air Force Office of Scientific Research seeks unclassified proposals for broad- based research and development aimed at using lasers and other light source technology to develop applications in medicine, photobiology, surgery, and closely related materials sciences, with applications to combat casualty care and other military medical problems.

Young Faculty Award (YFA). DARPA. Deadline: 11/1/16 for executive summaries, 1/18/17 for proposals. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the areas of physical sciences, engineering, materials, mathematics, biology, computing, informatics, social science, and manufacturing of interest to DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office, Microsystems Technology Office, and Biological Technologies Office.

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP). Deadline: 11/4/16. Synopsis: The ONR YIP seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment, have begun their first appointment on or after 04 November 2011, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.

Energy Department

Sensor and Modeling Approaches for Enhanced Observability and Controllability of Power Systems with Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). NETL. Deadline: 11/10/16. Synopsis: This RD&D, in the areas of low cost sensors and improved modeling using sensor data input, will lead to enhanced observability and controllability of power systems to support increased hosting capacity for distributed energy resources, including energy storage.

Solid State Lighting Advanced Technology R&D. NETL. Deadline: 11/14/16 for concept papers, 1/10/17 for applications. Synopsis: The objectives are to maximize the energy efficiency of SSL products in the market place, remove market barriers through improvements to lifetime, color quality, and lighting system performance, reduce costs of SSL sources and luminaires, improve product consistency while maintaining high quality products, and encourage the growth, leadership, and sustainability of domestic US manufacturing within the SSL industry.

Biosystems Design to Enable Next-Generation Biofuels and Bioproducts. Deadline: 12/19/16 for preapplications, 3/20/17 for applications. Synopsis: The Office of Science requests applications in the following research areas: a) Integrating large-scale systems biology data to model, design, and engineer microbial systems for the production of biofuels and bioproducts, b) Plant systems design for bioenergy.

Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

Sustained Release of Antivirals for Treatment or Prevention of HIV (SRATP) (R01). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 1/4/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage grant applications that address the long term goal and objective of developing sustained release strategies for HIV treatment or prevention.

Improving the HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Cascade (R01) (R34). NIMH, NIAID, NIDA, NINR. Deadline: 1/6/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications that will strengthen the HIV oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) care continuum by developing and testing interventions to improve PrEP care engagement and retention among individuals at substantial risk for HIV infection, as well as interventions to support PrEP medication adherence and persistence as indicated.

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Advanced Molecular Detection in Support of Systems for Prevention, Treatment and Control of HIV, HCV and Related Comorbidities in Rural Communities Affected by Opioid Injection Drug Epidemics in the United States (U24). NIH, CDC. Deadline: 1/10/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support a Center for HCV next-generation sequencing using Global Hepatitis Outbreak and Surveillance Technology (“GHOST”) to be developed in collaboration with CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis.

HIV, HCV and Related Comorbidities in Rural Communities Affected by Opioid Injection Drug Epidemics in the United States: Building Systems for Prevention, Treatment and Control (UG3/UH3). NIH, CDC, SAMHSA, Appalachian Regional Commission. Deadline: 1/10/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support biphasic research projects that inform community response and promote comprehensive, integrated approaches to prevent HIV and hepatitis C virus infection, along with associated comorbidities such as hepatitis B virus infection and sexually transmitted diseases, among people who inject drugs in rural US communities.

BRAIN Initiative: Standards to Define Experiments Related to the BRAIN Initiative (R24). NIH. Deadline: 1/10/17, 10/11/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to develop standards that describe experimental protocols that are being conducted as part of the BRAIN Initiative.

Role of Peripheral Proteostasis on Brain Aging and on Alzheimer’s Disease (R01). NIA. Deadline: 1/12/17. Synopsis: This FOA is soliciting research projects that would advance biomedical research on the role of peripheral proteostasis on brain structure and function during aging and in Alzheimer’s disease, facilitating the identification of molecular and cellular markers of normal brain aging and brain aging during pathological conditions.

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research on E-Cigarettes (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 1/17/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate research on non-cancer cardiovascular and pulmonary physiologic and health effects of electronic cigarette exposure.

Nicotinic Immune Modulation in the Presence of HIV-1 Infection (R01).NIDA. Deadline: 1/17/16. Synopsis: The FOA encourages the submission of research project applications to determine nicotine’s modulatory effects on peripheral and central immune system functions in the presence of HIV-1 infection.

BRAIN Initiative: Data Archives for the BRAIN Initiative (R24). NIH. Deadline: 1/17/17, 10/19/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to develop web-accessible data archives to capture, store, and curate data related to BRAIN Initiative activities.

Contraception Research Centers Program (U54). NIHCD. Deadline: 1/18/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support and facilitate multidisciplinary approaches to the development of new and/or improved contraceptive methods for both men and women.

Systems Biology Approaches to Alzheimer’s Disease Using Non-mammalian Laboratory Animals (R01). NIA. Deadline: 1/18/17. Synopsis: NIA is seeking applications to develop systems biology approaches to understand the basic biology underpinning neurodegeneration which might ultimately contribute to Alzheimer's disease or related dementias, using non-mammalian laboratory animal models.

BRAIN Initiative: Integration and Analysis of BRAIN Initiative Data (R24). NIH. Deadline: 1/19/17, 10/26/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to develop informatics tools for analyzing, visualizing, and integrating data related to the BRAIN Initiative or to enhance our understanding of the brain.

BRAIN Initiative: Proof of Concept Development of Early Stage Next Generation Human Brain Imaging (R01). NIH. Deadline: 1/20/17. Synopsis: The FOA solicits unusually bold and potentially transformative approaches and supports small scale, proof of concept development based on exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional concepts.

BRAIN Initiative: Development of Next Generation Human Brain Imaging Tools and Technologies (U01). NIH. Deadline: 1/20/17. Synopsis: The FOA seeks innovative applications that are ready for full-scale development of breakthrough technologies with the intention of delivering working tools within the timeframe of the BRAIN Initiative.

BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) - Brain Cell Data Center (U24). NIH. Deadline: 1/23/17. Synopsis: This FOA intends to support a Brain Cell Data Center that will work with other BICCN Centers and interested researchers to establish a web-accessible information system to capture, store, analyze, curate, and display all data and metadata on brain cell types, and their connectivity.

BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) – Comprehensive Center on Mouse Brain Cell Atlas (U19). NIH. Deadline: 1/23/17. Synopsis: This FOA intends to assemble a group of Comprehensive Centers that will adopt scalable technology platforms and streamlined workflows to generate a comprehensive 3D brain cell reference atlas.

BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) - Specialized Collaboratory on Human and Non-Human Primate Brain Cell Atlases (U01). NIH. Deadline: 1/23/17, 10/13/17. Synopsis: This FOA intends to assemble a group of Specialized Collaboratories that will adopt scalable technology platforms and streamlined workflows to accelerate progress towards establishing reference cell atlases of human brain and/or non-human primate brains.

BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) - Specialized Collaboratory on Mouse Brain Cell Atlas (U01). NIH. Deadline: 1/23/17, 10/13/17. Synopsis: This FOA intends to support Specialized Collaboratory that will adopt scalable technology platforms and streamlined workflows to generate a comprehensive 3D brain cell reference atlas.

NIA Program Project Applications (P01). Deadline: 1/25/17. Synopsis: Each application submitted to this FOA must include at least three related research projects that share a common central theme, focus, and/overall objective and an administrative core to lead the project.

Support of NIGMS Program Project Grants (P01). Deadline: 1/25/17, 5/7/17 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA supports research which aims to solve a significant biological problem, important for the mission of NIGMS, through a collaborative approach involving outstanding scientists.

Encouraging Appropriate Care Using Behavioral Economics through Electronic Health Records (R21/R33). NIA, NIDA. Deadline: 1/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite applications proposing to apply behavioral economics principles to build interventions into electronic health records for the purpose of improving physician compliance with recommended treatment guidelines.

BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01). NIH. Deadline: 1/30/17. Synopsis: This FOA specifically seeks to support efforts addressing core ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain and resulting from emerging technologies and advancements in research and development supported by the BRAIN Initiative.

Characterization of Circulating Pro- and Anti-Geronic Proteins and Peptides (R01). NIA. Deadline: 2/2/17. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to advance research on the underlying basis for the transfer (or transposition) of aging phenotypes observed between young and old rodents and discovered through heterochronic parabiosis.

Selected Topics in Transfusion Medicine (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/5/17, 5/7/17 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research grant applications from investigators who propose to study research topics in blood banking and transfusion medicine aimed at improving the safety and availability of the blood supply and the practice of transfusion medicine.

Perinatal Stroke (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/7/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications that propose basic and/or translational research studies regarding the developing neurovascular unit, perinatal stroke injury/repair response, and/or stroke related etiologies and risk factors.

Identification of Mechanisms Mediating the Effects of Sleep on Diabetes-Related Metabolism in Humans (R01). NIDDK, ORWH. Deadline: 2/9/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to investigate the mechanisms mediating the interactions between sleep and diabetes-related metabolism using deep metabolic phenotyping approaches in healthy human populations and those with metabolic and/or sleep disorders.

Brain Lymphatic System in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (R01). NIA. Deadline: 2/9/17. Synopsis: The goal is to support research that will lead to a greater understanding of complex mechanisms by which the brain glymphatic system and meningeal and peripheral lymphatic systems change in normal and pathological brains.

Human Cell Biology of Genetic Variants in Alzheimer's Disease (R01). NIA. Deadline: 2/10/17. Synopsis: The goal is to establish functional genotype-phenotype relationships of genetic variants, suspected of altering the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, in neural cells using human induced pluripotent stem cells or other human cell reprogramming approaches.

High Impact Neuroscience Research Resource Grants (R24). NINDS. Deadline: 2/14/16. Synopsis: This FOA supports high impact efforts to make resources available to neuroscience researchers.

Selected Topics in Transfusion Medicine (R21). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/16/16, 5/7/16 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research grant applications from investigators who propose to study research topics in blood banking and transfusion medicine aimed at improving the safety and availability of the blood supply and the practice of transfusion medicine.

Maximizing the Scientific Value of the NHLBI Biorepository: Scientific Opportunities for Exploratory Research (R21). Deadline: 2/17/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support exploratory research relevant to the NHLBI mission using the existing biospecimen collections that are stored in the NHLBI Biologic Specimen Repository.

Implementation Science Research to Improve Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Health (U01). NIDCR. Deadline: 2/21/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications on the use of implementation science strategies aimed at reducing the time between establishment of the evidence base of interventions/policies/practices and widespread uptake and adoption for dental/oral/craniofacial health.

Planning Grant for Emerging Epidemic Virus Research Training for West African Countries with Widespread Transmission of Ebola- Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (D71). NIH. Deadline: 2/22/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications from U.S. or African research institutions to plan research training and capacity building programs focused on emerging viral epidemics in collaboration with institutions in Guinea, Liberia, and/or Sierra Leone.

Powering Research through Innovative Methods for Mixtures in Epidemiology (PRIME) (R01). NIEHS. Deadline: 2/22/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate the development of innovative statistical, data science, or other quantitative approaches to studying the health effects of complex chemical mixtures in environmental epidemiology.

NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13). Deadline: 2/24/17. Synopsis: Grants are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other works of academic and/or public health policy value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences.

Secondary Analyses of Existing Datasets in Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases and Sleep Disorders (R21). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/24/17. Synopsis: The is to stimulate the use of existing human datasets for well-focused secondary analyses to investigate novel scientific ideas or new models, systems, tools, methods, or technologies that have the potential for significant impact on biomedical or biobehavioral research in areas relevant to the NHLBI mission.

Revision Applications for Validation of Biomarker Assays Developed Through NIH-Supported Research Grants (R01). NCI. Deadline: 2/28/17, 7/11/17, 10/27/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to accelerate the pace of translation of NCI-supported methods/assays/technologies to the clinic.

Partnerships for Development of Vaccines to Prevent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection and/or Tuberculosis Disease (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 3/2/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit research applications for milestone-driven projects focused on establishing proof-of-concept for and/or preclinical development of lead candidate vaccines targeting infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and/or tuberculosis disease.

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01). FIC, NCI. Deadline: 3/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications from early-career investigators from any health-related discipline who propose career development activities and a research project that is relevant to the health priorities of the LMIC under the mentorship of LMIC and U.S. mentors.

BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32). NIH. Deadline: 3/15/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctorates, early in their postdoctoral training period, who have the potential to become productive investigators in research areas that will advance the goals of the BRAIN Initiative.

Strategic Alliances for Medications Development to Treat Substance Use Disorders (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 3/27/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research that advances compounds towards FDA approval by leveraging NIDA funds with the strengths and resources of outside organizations.

Grand Opportunity in Medications Development for Substance-Use Disorders (U01). NIDA. Deadline: 3/27/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to accelerate the development of medication for the treatment of Substance-Use Disorders by encouraging research applications to support a diverse array of preclinical and/or clinical research projects.

Fundamental Mechanisms of Affective and Decisional Processes in Cancer Control (R01). NCI. Deadline: 4/11/17, 10/10/17. Synopsis: The FOA is expected to encourage collaboration among cancer control researchers and those from scientific disciplines not traditionally connected to cancer control applications to elucidate perplexing and understudied problems in affective and decision sciences with downstream implications for cancer prevention and control.

BRAIN Initiative: Research Career Enhancement Award for Investigators to Build Skills in a Cross-Disciplinary Area (K18). NIH. Deadline: 4/14/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for mentored career enhancement (K18) awards in research areas that are highly relevant to the NIH BRAIN Initiative.

International Bioethics Research Training Program (D43). FIC, NHGRI. Deadline: 5/18/17. Synopsis: The overall goal of this initiative is to support the development of a sustainable critical mass of bioethics scholars in low and middle income country research intensive institutions with the capabilities to conduct original empirical or conceptual ethics research that addresses challenging issues in health research and research policy in these countries as well as provide research ethics leadership to their institutions, governments and international research organizations.

Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) (RM1). NHGRI. Deadline: 5/23/17. Synopsis: Each CEGS grant supports a multi-investigator, interdisciplinary team to develop innovative genomic approaches to address a particular biomedical problem.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) - Fall 2017. Deadline: 11/3/16. Synopsis: This call for graduate student fellowship applications solicits applications from individuals pursuing or planning to pursue master's (e.g., M.S.) or doctoral (e.g., Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities.

Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System - Appendix C. Deadline: 12/15/16. Synopsis: This announcement is for the release of the third of the appendices, Appendix C, which solicits proposals in the five research areas for which experimental data will available in the PSI by the Appendix C proposal due date: Combustion Science, Complex Fluids, Fluid Physics, Fundamental Physics and Materials Science.

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences – 2016 (ROSES-2016). Deadline: Varies, through 6/1/17. Synopsis: This NRA covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, scientific balloon, sounding rocket, International Space Station, CubeSat and suborbital reusable launch vehicle investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data.

Research Opportunities in Space Biology (ROSBio) - 2016. Deadline: Varies, through 12/31/17. Synopsis: This NRA solicits basic and applied Space Biology research in support of NASA’s Science Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications Division. ROSBio-2016 is an omnibus covering all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in Space Biology. Specific Research Opportunities will be announced periodically throughout the coming year as Appendices to this Omnibus NRA.

National Archives and Records Administration

Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects. National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Deadline: 12/6/16. Synopsis: NHPRC seeks projects that ensure online public discovery and use of historical records collections.

Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives. National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Deadline: 1/19/17 for preliminary proposals. Synopsis: NHPRC seeks projects that will significantly improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections.

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC). Deadline: 11/30/16 for required preliminary proposals, 2/16/17 for proposals. Synopsis: The goal is to support strongly interdisciplinary, integrative research and research capacity-building activities that will improve understanding of smart and connected communities and lead to discoveries that enable sustainable change to enhance community functioning.

Smart and Connected Health (SCH). Deadline: 12/8/16. Synopsis: The goal is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease.

Geophysics (PH). Deadline: 12/9/16. Synopsis: The program supports basic research in the physics of the solid earth to explore its composition, structure, and processes from the Earth's surface to its’ deepest interior.

NSF/Intel Partnership on Computer Assisted Programming for Heterogeneous Architectures (CAPA). Deadline: 12/15/16. Synopsis: CAPA aims to address the problem of effective software development for diverse hardware architectures.

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS). Deadline: 12/19/16. Synopsis: Through the CRCNS program, NSF, NIH, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the French National Research Agency, and the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.

Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS). Deadline: 12/19/16. Synopsis: The S&AS program focuses on Intelligent Physical Systems that are cognizant, taskable, reflective, ethical, and knowledge-rich.

Advanced Biomanufacturing of Therapeutic Cells (ABTC). Deadline: 1/4/17 for preliminary proposals, 4/17/17 for invited proposals. Synopsis: The overarching goal is to catalyze well-integrated interdisciplinary research to understand, design, and control cell manufacturing systems and processes that will enable reproducible, cost-effective, and high-quality production of cells with predictable performance for the identified therapeutic function.

Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX). Deadline: 1/10/17. Synopsis: The SPX program aims to support research addressing the challenges of increasing performance in this modern era of parallel computing.

Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF). Deadline: 1/17/17. Synopsis: DMREF will support activities that accelerate materials discovery and/or development by building the fundamental knowledge base needed to design and make materials with specific and desired functional properties from first principles.

Science of Learning (SL). Deadline: 1/18/17, 7/12/17. Synopsis: The goals of the SL Program are to develop basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about learning principles, processes and constraints.

Spectrum Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, and Security (SpecEES): Enabling Spectrum for All. Deadline: 1/19/17. Synopsis: ENG and CISE are coordinating efforts to identify bold new concepts to significantly improve the efficiency of radio spectrum utilization while addressing new challenges in energy efficiency and security.

Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS). Deadline: 1/19/17 for letters of intent, 3/15/17 for proposals. Synopsis: TRIPODS aims to bring together the statistics, mathematics, and theoretical computer science communities to develop the theoretical foundations of data science through integrated research and training activities. Phase I will support the development of small collaborative Institutes.

Biological Anthropology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (BA-DDRIG). Deadline: 1/20/17, 7/20/17. Synopsis: Dissertation research projects in all of the subareas of biological anthropology are eligible for support through these grants.

Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs). Deadline: 1/23/17. Synopsis: The DIBBs program encourages development of robust and shared data-centric cyberinfrastructure capabilities, to accelerate interdisciplinary and collaborative research in areas of inquiry stimulated by data.

Algorithms in the Field (AitF). Deadline: 1/26/17. Synopsis: AitF encourages closer collaboration between two groups of researchers: theoretical computer science researchers, and other computing and information researchers. Proposals are expected to address the dissemination of both the algorithmic contributions and the resulting applications, tools, languages, compilers, libraries, architectures, systems, data, etc.

Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP). Deadline: 2/8/17. Synopsis: The CRISP solicitation seeks to fund projects likely to produce new knowledge that can contribute to making interdependent critical infrastructure systems services more effective, efficient, dependable, adaptable, resilient, safe, and secure, taking into account the human systems in which they are embedded.

Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (IF) (EAR/LTS). Deadline: 2/9/17. Synopsis: Under this solicitation EAR/IF will consider proposals for Laboratory Technician Support to provide for optimal and efficient operation of advanced instrumentation, analytical protocol development, and user training for Earth science research instrumentation.

Earth Sciences: Laboratory Technician Support (EAR/LTS). Deadline: 2/9/17. Synopsis: EAR/IF will consider proposals for Laboratory Technician Support to provide for optimal and efficient operation of advanced instrumentation, analytical protocol development, and user training for Earth science research instrumentation.

Thwaites: The Future of Thwaites Glacier and its Contribution to Sea-level Rise. Deadline: 3/1/17. Synopsis: NSF and the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) have developed this joint program with the objective to substantially improve both decadal and longer-term (century-to-multi-century) projections of ice loss and sea-level rise originating from Thwaites Glacier.

State of California

Addressing Air Quality and Environmental Impacts of Conventional and Emerging Electricity Sector Technologies in a Changing Climate. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 11/1/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund projects that will explore pathways to reduce the environmental, public health, and air quality impacts of electricity generation, distribution, and storage and improve overall resiliency of the electricity system. Additionally, funded projects will develop tools to inform projections of climate change impacts on the energy sector and analyze the energy efficiency and climate impacts of alternative refrigerants.

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Deadline: 11/15/16. Synopsis: CDFA funds projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops. Specialty crops are fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture).

DISC 1 Program Announcement: Partnering Opportunity For Discovery Stage Research Projects: The Inception Awards. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Deadline: 1/20/17. Synopsis: The program provides seed funding to support the exploration of transformational ideas that hold the potential to greatly impact the field of human stem cell research, but that require the generation of additional data to be competitive for larger funding opportunities through CIRM or other sources.

Conference Grants. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Deadline: Ongoing. Synopsis: The objective is to create a highly competitive opportunity for CIRM to support valuable mission-specific scientific conferences.

University of California

Community Research Collaboration (CRC) Awards. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/24/16 for preapplications, 3/9/17 for applications. Synopsis: Awards support community based participatory research projects that include a collaborative partnership between a Community co-PI and an Academic co-PI in all phases of research.

Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Awards (IDEA). California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/27/16 for letters of intent, 3/9/17 for applications. Synopsis: Awards support promising high-risk/high-reward projects.

Translational Research Award. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/27/16 for letters of intent, 3/9/17 for applications. Synopsis: Awards support projects that overcome barriers and put prior research knowledge to practical use in the patient or community setting.

Berkeley Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Deadline: 11/1/16. Synopsis: The program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.

President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. UCOP. Deadline: 11/1/16. Synopsis: These fellows provide an outstanding pool of potential new faculty members in a wide range of disciplines. Applicants may apply to only one University of California campus.

KITP Scholars. UCSB. Deadline: 11/1/16. Synopsis: The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics supports visiting researchers in theoretical physics who are faculty at teaching intensive U.S. colleges.

UCLA Library Special Collections Short-term Research Fellowships. Deadline: 11/1/16. Synopsis: The program supports the use of special collections materials by visiting scholars and UCLA graduate students.

Call for Applications for Chan Zuckerberg Investigatorships. Chan Zuckerberg Biohub. Deadline: 11/1/16. Synopsis: The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is a collaboration between Stanford University, UCSF, and UCB. The CZ Biohub is dedicated to the study of the fundamental underlying mechanisms of disease and the development of life-saving innovations through engineering and biomedical research. The Investigator program is designed to provide faculty with the means to pursure their most bold and innovative ideas. The CZ Biohub Investigator program is designed to provide unrestricted funding to outstanding faculty with appointments at UCSF, UCB, or Stanford. 

Conference Awards. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 11/3/16. Synopsis: This program supports a conference, symposium, retreat, or other meeting to stimulate new ideas and collaborations.

Calls for Applications. UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). Deadline: 11/21/16. Synopsis: This deadline is for several grant programs: The Pacific Ocean: Multi-Campus Faculty Working Groups; Conference Grants; Multi-Campus Faculty Working Groups; Multi-Campus Graduate Working Groups; Residential Research Groups: Topic Proposals; and Short-Term Collaborative Research Residency.

France-Berkeley Fund. UC Berkeley. Deadline: 1/31/17. Synopsis: The FBF considers projects jointly submitted by a tenured/tenure-track professor or permanent researcher at UC Berkeley or UC Davis and a professor or researcher with a permanent affiliation with a French public research institution or institution of higher learning.

Calls for Applications. UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). Deadline: 3/3/17. Synopsis: This deadline is for several grant programs: Graduate Student Dissertation Support; and Medicine and Humanities: Andrew V. and Florence W. White Graduate Student Scholarship.

Calls for Applications. UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). Deadline: 3/10/17. Synopsis: This deadline is for several grant programs:Engaging Humanities Grant; Humanities Center Collaborations; Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop; and Digital Humanities Grant.

UCHRI Humanists@Work Summer PhD Research Internship. UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). Deadline: 4/18/17. Synopsis: The Program is an opportunity for one UC graduate student to work with UCHRI’s system-wide programs for the summer.

UCHRI Humanists@Work Graduate Advisory Committee. UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). Deadline: 5/5/17. Synopsis: UCHRI is seeking 3-5 humanities PhD students to serve as the Humanists@Work (HumWork) advisory committee.

Special Projects, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). UCOP. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: Grants support scientific conferences or investigators to evaluate new and breaking issues in tobacco control or tobacco-related disease research. Contact a TRDRP Program Officer regarding the appropriateness of your proposal prior to submission.

Western Integrated Pest Management Center Request for Applications - Ongoing Special Issues. UC Davis. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: Special issues may be requested to bring together a group of people to address emerging issues such as a new pest, water issues, development of proposals for larger grants based on documented stakeholder needs, or development of Pest Alerts. The Center will give priority to requests that are multi-state in scope. Projects must be completed within one year of funding and be single-issue oriented.

UC MEXUS Small Grants for UC Faculty. Deadline: First Monday of each month. Synopsis: The program supports travel, short-term research, initial planning, or other special one-time needs related to the seed phase of projects or programs conducted by University of California researchers or research teams.

UC MEXUS Small Grants Support for UC Student and Postdoctoral Activities. Deadline: First Monday of each month. Synopsis: This program supports UC graduate student and postdoctoral researcher activities in all disciplines as related to academic exchange, research training, and scholarly development in areas of interest to UC MEXUS.

UC MEXUS Resident Scholars Program. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) offers an academic residency program for researchers, scholars and artists at critical junctures in their academic careers. Up to four concurrent residencies are available at a time. Please consult UC MEXUS to determine if any positions remain open.

Nonprofit and Other Agencies

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