These summaries of selected funding opportunity announcements with upcoming deadlines are compiled from and from agency announcements.

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Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Agriculture and Natural Resources Science for Climate Variability and Change Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: Varies, 9/14/16 for letters of intent for Climate and Land Use, 9/14/16 for applications for Climate Masters Outreach and Extension. Synopsis: This AFRI Challenge Area focuses on the priority to mitigate and adapt to climate variability and change. It supports activities that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration in agricultural and forest production systems, and prepare the nation's agriculture and forests to adapt to variable climates.

Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP). NIFA. Deadline: 1/22/16. Synopsis: The purpose of this undergraduate scholarship grant program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement of all Americans by providing competitive grants to colleges and universities.

Commerce Department

Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program. NOAA. Deadline: 8/16/16. Synopsis: The principal objective is to implement projects that use a proactive approach to improve or restore coastal habitat to: 1) strengthen the resilience of U.S. marine and coastal ecosystems and decrease the vulnerability of communities to extreme weather and 2) support sustainable fisheries and contribute to the recovery of protected resources.

Climate Program Office. NOAA. Deadline: 8/24/16 or 8/26/16 for letters of intent, 10/24/16 or 10/31/16 for applications. Synopsis: CPO supports competitive research through three major program areas: Climate Observations and Monitoring; Earth System Research and Modeling; and Climate and Societal Interactions.

Disaster Resilience (DR) Research Grants Program. NIST. Deadline: 9/23/16. Synopsis: Research proposals must support the overall effort of developing science-based building codes by evaluating potential technologies and architectural design criteria to improve disaster resilience in the built environment.

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.

Defense Department

Quibits in Silicon. ARO, NSA. Deadline: 8/9/16 for white papers, 10/21/16 for proposals. Synopsis: The goal of this BAA is to solicit research that would accelerate the development of multi-qubit systems in silicon, advance understanding of the multi-qubit environment that affects high-fidelity qubit operations, and development of optimal approaches to single and two-qubit control in a multi-qubit system.

HEL-JTO High Energy Laser Multidisciplinary Research Initiative (HEL-MRI) Program. ONR. Deadline: 8/29/16. Synopsis: The HEL-MRI will support university-led multidisciplinary teams whose research efforts intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline within the general area of HELs. ONR is interested in receiving proposals for basic research relating to the following thrust areas: #1: Next Generation High Energy Laser Technologies; #2: High-Power Propagation through Deep Turbulence; #3: Next Generation Beam Combination Techniques; #4: Modeling of the Lower Atmosphere; #5: Low Stress Coatings for HEL Deformable Mirrors; and #6: Materials Development for High Energy Laser Systems.

Fundamental Research in Atomic, Molecular and Quantum Physics. ONR. Deadline: 9/2/2016 for white papers, 10/28/16 for proposals. Synopsis: The Office of Naval Research seeks proposals with the aim of advancing fundamental science and technology for future naval applications in the areas of navigation, timekeeping and sensing.

Dispersed Computing. DARPA. Deadline: 9/7/16. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of algorithms and protocols for mission-aware computation and communication across broad-scale, physically dispersed computing infrastructure.

Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (PASCC). Air Force Academy. Deadline: 9/9/16 for white papers. Synopsis: The program solicits innovative proposals for research on WMD/WME counterproliferation, nonproliferation, and strategy.

Collaborative Research for Enhanced Academic-TTCP Engagement (CREATE). U.S. Army Research Laboratory. Deadline: 9/15/16. Synopsis: The CREATE Program aims to develop a coherent fundamental research program across the five TTCP nations (USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand) that demonstrates enhanced mutual reliance by leveraging unique research capabilities in the five international partner nations through collaboration. As such the other four other international partner nations and the US Air Force are issuing parallel calls for research at commensurate funding levels.

DoD USAMRMC FY16 Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research. Deadline: 9/30/16. Synopsis: The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s mission is to provide solutions to medical problems of importance to the American Service member at home and abroad, as well as to the general public at large. This FY16 BAA is intended to solicit extramural research and development ideas.

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.

Energy Department

Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) Integrated CCS Pre-Feasibility. NETL. Deadline: 8/23/16. Synopsis: The overall purpose of this FOA is to conduct pre-feasibility for a commercial-scale CO2 geological storage complex and demonstrate that the storage sites within the complex have the potential to store CO2 emissions safely, permanently and economically.

Research Opportunities in High Energy Physics. Deadline: 8/23/16 for letters of intent, 9/20/16 for applications. Synopsis: The Office of High Energy Physics invites new and renewal grant applications for support of research programs in High Energy Physics.

Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE): Storage Complex Facility. NETL. Deadline: 8/23/16, 12/1/17. Synopsis: The overall purpose of this FOA is to determine feasibility for a commercial-scale CO2 geological storage complex and demonstrate that the storage site(s) within the complex has the potential to store CO2 emissions safely, permanently and economically.

HydroNEXT Non-powered Dam Technology Development & Demonstration and North American Grid Integration. Deadline: 8/25/16 for concept papers, 10/7/16 for applications. Synopsis: The overall objective of this FOA is to further the development of non-powered dams and pumped storage hydropower resources by reducing capital costs and deployment timelines.

Measurement Innovations for Magnetic Fusion Systems. Deadline: 8/26/16 for required preapplications, 10/18/16 for applications. Synopsis: Applications are sought for the development of diagnostic techniques to measure plasma parameters not previously accessible, or at a level of detail greater than previously possible, or at a substantially reduced cost, size, or complexity.

Early Career Research Program. Deadline: 9/8/16 for required preapplications. 11/14/16 for applications. Synopsis: The Office of Science invites grant applications f in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research; Biological and Environmental Research; Basic Energy Sciences, Fusion Energy Sciences; High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics (NP).

FY 2016 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Department of Energy - Office of Science. Deadline: 9/30/16. Synopsis: The Office of Science announces its continuing interest in receiving grant applications for support of work in the following program areas: Advanced Scientific Computing Research, Basic Energy Sciences, Biological and Environmental Research, Fusion Energy Sciences, High Energy Physics, and Nuclear Physics.

Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS) 2015. ARPA-E. Deadline: 9/30/16 for required concept papers. Synopsis: This FOA provides a continuing opportunity for the rapid support of early-stage applied research to explore innovative new concepts with the potential for transformational and disruptive changes in energy technology.

Environmental Protection Agency

Modeling of Climate Change Mitigation, Impacts and Adaptation. Deadline: 9/12/16. Synopsis: The work involved in this effort includes two distinct modeling capabilities. The first is computable general equilibrium modeling of climate mitigation and impacts at the level of disaggregation of U.S. states. The second is integrated assessment modeling and assessment of multiple greenhouse gases and air pollutants to enhance understanding of climate change impacts.

Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

Partnerships for Countermeasures Against Select Pathogens (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 10/3/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit research applications for milestone-driven projects focused on preclinical development of lead candidate countermeasures (therapeutics, vaccines and related technologies, or diagnostics) against select NIAID Emerging Infectious Diseases/Pathogens.

Partnerships for Structure-Based Design of Novel Immunogens for Vaccine Development (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 10/3/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications from multi-disciplinary teams for milestone-driven research projects that utilize novel, structure-based vaccine design approaches to generate candidate vaccine immunogens against infectious disease pathogens of clinical concern.

The Preconception Exposure Window and Health of the Offspring (R01). NIEHS. Deadlne: 10/3/16. Synopsis: This FOA is intended to encourage grant applications that use animal models to investigate whether environmental chemical exposures during the preconception time period (pre-fertilization) to germ cells can be mechanistically linked to later-life traceable phenotypic outcomes in the first generation offspring.

Informatics Methodology and Secondary Analyses for Immunology Data in ImmPort (UH2). NIAID. Deadline: 10/4/16. Synopsis: The goals are to support the development of new or improved informatics tools and methods for the reuse of shared data in the immunology study repository, ImmPort; and to support secondary analyses of existing immunology datasets to address basic and clinical immunology questions.

Serious Adverse Drug Reaction Research (R01) (R21). NIH. Deadline: 10/4/16, Standard AIDS Dates. Synopsis: This FOA is to support research grants that will advance the state of knowledge of serious adverse drug reactions.

Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03). NIA. Deadline: 10/6/16. Synopsis: The GEMSSTAR FOA provides small grants to conduct transdisciplinary research on aging or in geriatrics research that will yield pilot data for subsequent aging- or geriatrics-focused research projects.

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (K12). NIH. Deadline: 10/6/16. Synopsis: Programs will support mentored research career development of junior faculty members, known as BIRCWH Scholars, who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who will be engaged in interdisciplinary basic, translational, behavioral, clinical, and/or health services research relevant to women's health, and, where appropriate, the use of both sexes to better understand the influence of sex as a variable on health and disease.

Systems Biology of Aging (R01). NIA. Deadline: 10/7/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research projects with the potential to develop networks of aging using lifespan as the observable phenotype.

NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01). Deadline: 10/7/16. Synopsis: The Awards support individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies.

Predicting Behavioral Responses to Population-Level Cancer Control Strategies (R21). NCI. Deadline: 10/7/16. Synopsis: The goal is to facilitate research to identify individual influences on the effectiveness of population-level strategies that target cancer-related behaviors.

Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 10/7/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for intervention research designed to support caregivers of adult cancer patients.

NIDCD Research Career Enhancement Award for Established Investigators (K18). Deadline: 10/7/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to enable established, proven investigators to augment or redirect their research programs through the acquisition of new research skills to answer questions relevant to the hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language sciences.

Building Evidence: Effective Palliative/End of Life Care Interventions (R01). NINR. Deadline: 10/10/16. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to stimulate research that tests optimal end-of-life and palliative care interventions/models of care that are based on individual- and family-centered outcomes.

Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadlne: 10/11/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide support for innovative and promising intervention research designed to improve smoking cessation outcomes among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.

Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Media Environment (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 10/11/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications that seek to apply one or more innovative methodologies in communication research across the cancer control continuum.

Centers of Research Translation (CORT) (P50). NIAMS. Deadline: 10/11/6. Synopsis: Overall, a CORT research program could be carried out by a synergistic team of scientists who will address a highly significant translational research challenge in a single or a group of highly-related disease(s) or condition(s) within the mission of the NIAMS.

FDA Scientific Conference Grant Program (R13). Deadline: 10/12/16, 4/12/17. Synopsis: The program supports small conferences and scientific meetings clearly aligned with the FDA mission.

Leveraging Cognitive Neuroscience to Improve Assessment of Cancer Treatment-Related Cognitive Impairment (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 10/13/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages transdisciplinary research that will leverage cognitive neuroscience to improve traditional measurement of cognitive impairment following cancer treatment, often referred to as “chemobrain.”

Program to Assess the Rigor and Reproducibility of Exosome-Derived Analytes for Cancer Detection (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 10/13/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research projects that focus on innovative research in the isolation and characterization of exosomes and their cargo for discovery of predictive biomarkers for risk assessment, detection, diagnosis and prognosis of early cancer.

Bold New Bioengineering Methods and Approaches for Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders and Diseases (R21). NHLBI. Deadline: 10/13/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage basic, translational, and clinical proof-of-concept research projects that are needed for the advancement of bioengineering approaches for heart, lung, blood and sleep diseases.

NHLBI Research Career Development Programs in T4 Implementation Research (K12). NHLBI. Deadline: 10/13/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications for institutional research career development (K12) programs that propose to support mentored research and career development experiences for scholars prepared to address the complex process of bridging research and practice in a variety of real-world settings with a focus on heart, lung, blood, and sleep diseases and conditions.

International Tobacco, and Health Research and Capacity Building Program (R01). NIH. Deadline; 10/13/16. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to support collaborative research projects that address the health burden of tobacco use in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Natural History Studies for Rare Disease Product Development: Orphan Products Research Project Grant (R01). FDA. Deadline: 10/14/16. Synopsis: The objective is to support studies that advance rare disease medical product development through characterization of the natural history of rare diseases/conditions, identification of genotypic and phenotypic subpopulations, and development and/or validation of clinical outcome measures, biomarkers and/or companion diagnostics.

New Informatics Tools and Methods to Enhance U.S. Cancer Surveillance Research (UG3/UH3). NCI. Deadline: 10/14/16. Synopsis: The goal is to advance surveillance science by supporting the development of new and innovative tools and methods for more efficient, detailed, timely, and accurate data collection by cancer registries.

Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 10/15/16. Synopsis: This FOA announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research in which the supplemental funding would investigate the role of dietary supplements and/or their ingredients in health maintenance and disease prevention.

Limited Competition: NIGMS Legacy Community-Wide Scientific Resources (R24). Deadline: 10/18/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support important “legacy” resources developed as a result of NIGMS research activities that are central to the mission of NIGMS and demonstrate a high value to a community of researchers that NIGMS supports, but are no longer eligible for support under their original initiatives.

Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness (ALACRITY) Research Centers (P50). NIMH. Deadline: 10/18/16. This FOA invites applications for centers to support transdisciplinary teams of clinical and mental health services researchers, behavioral scientists, social scientists, health information and communications technologists, health systems engineers, decision scientists, and mental health stakeholders to engage in high-impact studies that will significantly advance clinical practice and generate knowledge that will fuel transformation of mental health care in the United States.Synopsis:

Limited Competition: Small Grant Program for NIAMS K08 and K23 Recipients (R03). Deadline: 10/19/16. Synopsis: NIAMS announces a program that provides NIAMS-supported K08 and K23 recipients the opportunity to apply for Small Grant (R03) support at some point during the second to fourth year of their K award.

Biosensors in the Oral Cavity (R01) (R21). NIDCR. Deadline: 10/19/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support interdisciplinary research in development of new or adaptation of existing biosensors for noninvasive, dynamic, real-time monitoring of physiological processes in the human body, using the oral cavity as the sensing site.

Avenir Award Program for Genetics or Epigenetics of Substance Use Disorders (DP1). NIDA. Deadline: 10/19/16. Synopsis: The program supports early stage investigators proposing highly innovative studies that open new areas of research for the genetics or epigenetics of addiction.

Emerging Science and Technology in Transplantation (U01).NIAID. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to participate in a cooperative research group focused on transplantation immunology research in three priority areas: microbiota; intravital imaging; and targeted therapeutic delivery.

Development of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Data Resource Center (U2C). NIH. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The objective is to support the development of the Center, which consists of the following components: a web-based Data Resource Portal, a Data Coordination Center, and Administrative and Outreach Core.

Investigator-Initiated Clinical Sequencing Research (R01). NHGRI. Deadline: 10/20/16, 11/15/16 for AIDS. Synopsis: The purpose o is to broaden the NHGRI investigator-initiated portfolio in genomic medicine by stimulating research that informs the implementation of genome sequencing in clinical care.

Revolutionizing Innovative, Visionary Environmental health Research (RIVER) (R35). NIEHS. Deadline: 10/24/16. Synopsis: The program seeks to identify individuals, regardless of career stage, with a track record of innovative and impactful research and combine their existing investigator-initiated research into a single seven year award with direct costs of up to $750,000 based on current NIEHS funding.

Neural Regulation of Cancer (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 10/26/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages collaborative, transdisciplinary research with both neuroscience and cancer elements, which together will advance current understanding of the nervous system contribution to cancer.

Ancillary Studies to Identify Behavioral and/or Psychological Phenotypes Contributing to Obesity (R01). NIH. Deadline: 10/28/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support the addition of measures of psychological and/or behavioral constructs or weight-related variables to existing or new research studies in humans with the goal of elucidating behavioral or psychological phenotypes that explain individual variability in weight trajectory or response to obesity prevention or treatment interventions.

Systems Approach to Immunity and Inflammation (U19). NIAID. Deadline: 11/2/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to develop a comprehensive understanding of innate and adaptive immune responses triggered by pathogens, adjuvants, or vaccines using a systems biology approach.

Noise-Induced Cochlear Synaptopathy: Basic Studies Informing Potential Therapies (R01). NIDCD. Deadline: 11/3/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites research applications that will further our understanding of the cellular and subcellular basis of noise-induced cochlear synaptopathy.

Archiving and Sharing of Longitudinal Data Resources on Aging (U24). NIA. Deadline: 11/3/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications that propose to foster data sharing and wider use of longitudinal data for research on aging in the behavioral and social sciences.

Predictors and Determinants of Age-Related Changes in Resiliencies to Physical Stressors in Humans (UH2/UH3). NIA. Deadline: 11/3/16. Synopsis: This FOA is a phased innovation initiative to enhance clinical tools to assess resiliencies and advance our understanding of age-related changes in resiliencies to physical stressors in humans.

The Role of Dysbiosis in Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Hematological Complications During HIV Infection (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 11/8/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite basic research project grant applications for HIV Microbiome Centers to perform investigations on the role of HIV-induced dysbiosis and how this imbalance may induce and/or contribute to the occurrence of heart, lung, or blood co-morbidities in HIV positive individuals.

Science of Behavior Change: Use-inspired Basic Research to Optimize Behavior Change Interventions and Outcomes (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 11/10/16. Synopsis: The overarching goal of this FOA is to test how and why behavior change interventions produce and sustain desired outcomes when implemented in experimental, clinical, community, or population-level settings.

Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01) (R21). Deadline: 11/15/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support and accelerate human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in racial/ethnic minority and health disparity populations.

Autism Centers of Excellence: Networks (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/17/16. Synopsis: Each ACE Network will consist of a multi-site project focusing on a specific topic of research for R01 support through this FOA.

Autism Centers of Excellence: Centers (P50). NIH. Deadline: 11/17/16. Synopsis: The P50 mechanism allows for integrative, multi-disciplinary, coordinated programs of research that demonstrate cohesion and synergy across research projects and cores.

Mechanisms of Immune Activation and Inflammation: HIV Infection, ART, and Drugs of Abuse (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 11/18/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote research to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms of HIV infection-induced immune activation and inflammation in the presence of antiretroviral therapy agents and drugs of abuse.

Advancing Basic Behavioral and Social Research on Resilience: An Integrative Science Approach (UG3/UH3). NIH. Deadline: 12/1/16. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications that will elucidate mechanisms and processes of resilience within a general framework that emphasizes its dynamics and interactions across both time and scale, multiple contexts, multiple outcomes, and multiple time frames.

Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/5/16. Synopsis: The overall purpose of the NIAAA Alcohol Research Center program is to provide leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative research on a wide variety of topics relevant to the Institute’s mission.

Comprehensive Alcohol Research Centers (P60). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/5/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications which requires an information dissemination core to initiate and expand community education related to the activities of the center.

Limited Interaction Targeted Epidemiology (LITE) to Advance HIV Prevention (UG3/UH3). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 12/5/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications to use innovative technology to conduct epidemiologic studies of large cohorts of U.S. populations at high risk of HIV infection.

Promoting Organ and Tissue Donation Among Diverse Populations (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 12/5/16. Synopsis: This FOA intends to stimulate investigators to search for barriers to organ and tissue donation.

Basic Biopsychosocial Mechanisms and Processes in the Management of Chronic Conditions (R21). NIH. Deadline: 12/6/16. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to stimulate basic inquiry into the mechanisms that influence people within their larger social contexts to manage one or multiple conditions over the lifecourse.

Silencing of HIV-1 Proviruses (R61/R33). NIAID, NIDA, NIMH. Deadline: 12/7/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages Exploratory and developmental bi-phasic research applications to support the identification and optimization of small molecules or RNAs that interact with host epigenetic machinery to mediate long-term or permanent epigenetic silencing of HIV-1 proviruses.

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.

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.

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.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

Research Opportunities in Fundamental Physics - NASA/NSF Partnership on Science of Dusty Plasmas: Utilizing the PK-4 Facility on board the International Space Station. Deadline: 8/19/16. Synopsis: This joint NASA and NSF Research Announcement solicits science research proposals from U.S. investigators for research that can be performed on or is directly related to the joint European Space Agency and Russian Federal Space Agency Plasma Krystall-4 (PK-4) experimental facility on board the International Space Station and for ground investigations related to potential follow-on microgravity experiments in the field of dusty plasma physics.

Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) 2016 at NASA John C. Stennis Center. Deadline: 9/30/16. Synopsis: Projects will be joint technology development efforts that will include collaboration with NASA or NASA support contractor personnel. Categories of interest: Rocket Propulsion Test Technologies, Helium Recovery Technology, Nuclear Thermal Propulsion System Testing, Innovative Thermal Materials, Energy Harvesting, Facility Improvement Areas.

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 Endowment for the Humanities

Media Projects Grants. Deadline: 8/10/16. Synopsis: The program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways.

Public Humanities Projects. Deadline: 8/10/16. Synopsis: Grants support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences.

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII). Deadline: 8/10/16. Synopsis: Funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first three years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than a total of five years after completion of their PhD.

Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*). Deadline: 8/23/16. Synopsis: The program invests in coordinated campus-level cyberinfrastructure components of data, networking, and computing infrastructure, capabilities, and integrated services leading to higher levels of performance, reliability and predictability for science applications and distributed research projects.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Deadline: 9/6/16. Synopsis: The program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 STEM teachers.

Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation (PFI: AIR-TT). Deadline: 9/8/16 for required letters of intent, 10/11/16 for proposals. Synopsis: Overall, the PFI program offers opportunities to connect new knowledge to societal benefit through translational research efforts and/or partnerships that encourage, enhance and accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship. The PFI: AIR-TT solicitation serves as an early opportunity to move previously NSF-funded research results with promising commercial potential along the path toward commercialization.

Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS). Deadline: 9/14/16. Synopsis: The Division of Mathematical Sciences in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at NSF and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at NIH plan to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences.

NSF/Intel Partnership on Information-Centric Networking in Wireless Edge Networks (ICN-WEN). Deadline: 9/19/16 for letters of intent, 11/21/16 for proposals. Synopsis: This solicitation seeks unique data network architectures featuring an information plane using an Information-Centric Networking approach and addressing discovery, movement, delivery, management, and protection of information within a network, along with the abstraction of an underlying communication plane creating opportunities for new efficiencies and optimizations across communications technologies that could also address latency and scale requirements.

Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL). NSF, NEH. Deadline: 9/26/16 for Senior Research Proposals and Fellowships. Synopsis: This funding partnership between NSF and NEH supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages.

Cooperative Studies Of The Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI). Deadline: 9/27/16. Synopsis: Funding will support basic research on the character and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core, their influence on the evolution of the Earth as a whole, and on processes operating within the deep interior that affect or are expressed on the Earth's surface.

Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (FRGMS). Deadline: 9/27/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support collaborative groups employing innovative methods to solve specific, major research challenges in the mathematical sciences.

Joint NSF/NIH Initiative on Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data (QuBBD). NSF, NIH. Deadline: 9/28/16. Synopsis: The program is designed to support research that addresses important application areas at the intersection of the biomedical and data sciences by encouraging inter- and multi-disciplinary collaborations that focus on innovative and transformative approaches to address these challenges.

Dear Colleague Letter - Exploratory Research on High-Efficiency, Monolithic, Two Dissimilar Materials (TDM) Photovoltaics. Deadline: 9/30/16. Synopsis: The Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems within Engineering Directorate announces its interest in receiving EAGER proposals aimed to enable solar cells with energy conversion efficiency reaching 30% and beyond.

NSF/VMware Partnership on Software Defined Infrastructure as a Foundation for Clean-Slate Computing Security (SDI-CSCS). Deadline: 10/5/16. Synopsis: The goal of this joint solicitation between NSF and VMware is to foster novel, transformative, multidisciplinary research that spans systems, networking, and security with the aim of exploring and creating groundbreaking new approaches to security based on the concept of SDI.

Wireless Innovation between Finland and the US (WiFiUS). Deadline: 10/17/16. Synopsis: CISE and the Academy of Finland continue a joint program in the area of wireless networking that provides for an international collaboration arrangement whereby US researchers may receive funding from NSF and Finnish collaborators may receive funding from the Academy of Finland to pursue joint projects.

Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF). Deadline: 10/19/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development.

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs. Deadline: 10/19/16 for medium and large projects, 11/16/16 for small projects. Synopsis: CCF supports transformative research and education projects that explore the foundations of computing and communication.

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs. Deadline: 10/19/16 for medium and large projects, 11/16/16 for small projects. Synopsis: CNS supports research and education activities that invent new computing and networking technologies and that explore new ways to make use of existing technologies.

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs. Deadline: 10/19/16 for medium and large projects, 11/16/16 for small projects. Synopsis: IIS supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: Cyber-Human Systems, Information Integration and Informatic, and Robust Intelligence.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC). Deadline: 10/19/16 for medium and large projects, 11/16/16 for small projects, 12/15/16 for cybersecurity education projects. Synopsis: The SaTC program seeks fundamentally new, principled approaches to protect and defend cyberspace against harmful actions by determined adversaries, and to measure their effectiveness.

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering. Deadline: 10/21/16. Synopsis: The goal of the initiative is to enhance basic plasma research and education in this broad, multidisciplinary field by coordinating efforts and combining resources of the two agencies.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Deadlines: Varies by area, 10/24/16, 10/25/16, 10/27/16, 10/28/16. Synopsis: The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education.

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY). Deadline: Varies, 10/26/16, 11/11/16, 12/1/16, 2/1/17. Synopsis: The Division of Physics supports physics research and education in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of physics disciplines.

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG). Deadline: 11/15/16. Synopsis: The AAG Program provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for observational, theoretical, laboratory, and archival data studies in astronomy and astrophysics.

State of California

Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Research Grants for Residential and Commercial Buildings. California Energy Commissions. deadline: 8/12/16 for Phase 1 for Demonstrations in the Los Angeles Basin, 9/30/16 for Phase 2, 1/17/17 for Phase 3. Synopsis: The purpose is to conduct research, development and demonstration projects that focus on improving the efficiency of water heating and distribution systems, building envelope and HVAC systems and integration of systems that can serve multiple purposes.

Improving Performance and Cost Effectiveness of Small Hydro, Geothermal and Wind Energy Technologies. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 8/17/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund applied research and development projects that develop technologies, tools, and strategies to enable higher penetrations of renewable energy into the in-state electricity mix; and that reduce technological and economic barriers to small hydropower, geothermal, and wind power generation.

Development, Demonstration and Deployment of Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Biomass-to-Energy Systems for the Forest and Food Waste Sectors. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 8/29/16 for abstracts, 12/16/16 for applications. Synopsis: The solicitation addresses three bioenergy funding initiatives: Efficient, Sustainable and Lower-Cost Bioenergy: Innovations to Improve Woody Biomass-to-Electricity Systems; Demonstrate and Evaluate Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Woody Biomass-to-Electricity Systems; and Demonstrate and Evaluate Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Food Waste Biomass-to-Electricity Systems.

Advance Breakthrough and Piezoelectric-Based Systems Development to Increase Market Penetration of Distributed Renewable Generation. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 9/9/16 for required abstracts, 11/18/16 for applications. Synopsis: This program funds applied research and development activities to advance breakthrough energy generation technologies and piezoelectric-based systems to dramatically increase efficiencies, reduce costs and enable generation from additional renewable resources.

Novel Solutions to Accelerate Deployment of Small and Micro-Scale Combined Cooling Heating and Power Systems. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 9/30/16. Synopsis: Projects must fall within the following project groups: Novel Systems for Small and Micro-CHP Application; Advance Systems for Small and Micro-CHP with Thermally-Driven Cooling; Advance Systems for Small and Micro-CHP with Thermal Energy Storage; and Combined Cooling Heat and Power Technical and Market Assessment.

Advanced Vehicle-Grid Integration Research and Demonstration. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 10/21/16. Synopsis: Projects must fall within the following four project groups: Smart and Efficient Charging of PEVs; Advanced Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Technologies and Methods; Advanced Technologies for PEV Batteries; Advanced VGI for Fleets.

University of California

UC MEXUS Grants for Dissertation Research. Deadline: 9/12/16. Synopsis: Preference will be given to projects that hold significant promise for the advancement of science or scholarship in areas of interest to UC MEXUS; that involve meaningful collaboration with a Mexican institution and/or a Mexican scientist or scholar; or that address issues of importance to Mexico and/or the Mexican-origin population in California and/or the United States.

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program of California (TRDRP). Deadline: 9/13/16 for letters of intent, 12/8/16 for applications. Synopsis: Award mechanisms with these deadlines are High Impact Pilot Research Award, High Impact Research Project Award, Community Practice-Based Research Planning Award, Postdoctoral Fellowship, California STAR Award, and Mackay California-Pacific Rim Tobacco Policy Scholar Award.

Delta Science Fellows Program. California Sea Grant Program. Deadline: 9/23/16. Synopsis: The program was established to bring together graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with Bay-Delta agency scientists and senior research mentors to collaborate on data analysis and research projects applicable to the California Bay-Delta system.

Animal Studies to Investigate Concurrent Effects of Environmental Chemicals and Stress Factors on Mammary Cancer. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/6/16. Synopsis: CBCRP intends to fund up to two projects to develop animal models that will fill the knowledge gaps about the interaction of environmental chemicals and psychosocial stressors on breast cancer causation by incorporating the relevant levels and biological windows of exposure to explain how these factors contribute to human risk.

Pilot Studies to Prevent Developmental Exposure to Ionizing Radiation from Medical Imaging. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/6/16. Synopsis: CBCRP intends to fund up to 3 pilot studies that aim to test the feasibility of an intervention to reduce exposures to ionizing radiation from medical imaging among girls (0-18 years) through preliminary effectiveness data.

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.

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.

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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Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grant Program. Deadline: 9/13/16. Synopsis: This program supports academic midcareer scholars who are seven to twenty years post doctorate who are interested in advancing their understanding of a compelling problem of education by acquiring new skills, substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives or methodological tools.


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