Funding Program Announcements

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

Find programs with funding in your area of interest by using the Pivot database to search or browse program announcements from federal and regional government sponsors, foundations, and other organizations. Federal agency program announcements are also available on For information on limited submission funding programs, where the sponsor restricts the number of applications or proposals a campus can submit, see Limited Submission Programs on the Sponsored Projects Office web site.

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Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.

2016 National Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Cost Share Grant Program. Forest Service. Deadline: 11/23/15. Synopsis: This year, the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council has identified three national grant categories: 1. Analysis and Solutions for Development and Redevelopment Impacts on Urban and Community Forests, 2. Building Human Health Through Urban and Community Forestry, and 3. Climate Change and Its Impact on Trees and Water.

Commerce Department

2016-2018 Atlantic Herring Research Set Aside. NOAA. Deadline: 9/21/15. Synopsis: Projects funded under the Atlantic Herring RSA Program must enhance the knowledge of Atlantic herring fishery resources or contribute to the body of information on which New England Fishery Management Council management decisions are made.

Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN). NOAA. Deadline: 10/2/15. Synopsis: The National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Region, is seeking proposals for research and development projects that optimize the use of fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and off the South Atlantic states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida involving the U.S. fishing industry.

Regional Innovation Strategies Program. Economic Development Administration. Deadline: 10/5/15. Synopsis: Funding is available for capacity-building activities that include Proof of Concept Centers and Commercialization Centers (as well as scaling of existing commercialization programs and centers) and for operational support for organizations that provide essential early-stage funding to startups. Under the RIS Program, EDA is soliciting applications for two separate competitions: (1) the 2015 i6 Challenge; and (2) Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grants.

Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) Program. NWS, NOAA. Deadline: 10/30/15. Synopsis: The CSTAR Program represents an NOAA/NWS effort to create a cost-effective transition from basic and applied research to operations and services through collaborative research between operational forecasters and academic institutions which have expertise in the environmental sciences. These activities will engage researchers and students in applied research of interest to the operational meteorological community and will improve the accuracy of forecasts and warnings of environmental hazards by applying scientific knowledge and information to operational products and services.

Community-based Marine Debris Removal. NOAA. Deadline: 11/2/15. Synopsis: The program provides funding to support locally-driven, marine debris prevention, assessment, and removal projects that will benefit coastal habitat, waterways, and NOAA trust resources.

Defense Department

Innovative Vacuum Electronics Science and Technology (INVEST). DARPA Microsystems Technology Office. Deadline: 9/14/15 for strongly encouraged initial-round abstracts, 10/30/15 for initial-round proposals; 12/7/15 for abstracts, 2/5/16 for proposals. Synopsis: Proposed research should investigate innovative approaches to modeling, advanced manufacturing, theory and design of components, and other focus areas that enable revolutionary advances in vacuum electron devices at millimeter wave (mm-wave) frequencies above 75 GHz.

Strategic Technologies. DARPA - Strategic Technology Office. Deadline: 9/17/15. Synopsis: DARPA is seeking innovative ideas and disruptive technologies that offer the potential for significant capability improvement across the Strategic Technology Office focus areas. This includes technology development related to Battle Management, Command and Control (BMC2), Communications and Networks, Electronic Warfare, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT), Maritime, and Foundational Strategic Technologies and Systems.

Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). Office of Naval Research, Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Deadline: 9/25/15. Synopsis: DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment. It is estimated that 180 awards will be made across the administering agencies, ranging from $50,000 to $1,500,000, with an approximate average award of $290,000.

Multi-INT Research Initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School. Deadline: 9/30/15. Synopsis: The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Multi-INT Studies (CMIS) has a bold vision to transform the field of intelligence and seeks to vastly improve the current state of the art in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The transformative technologies of interest are: Understanding targets as systems, Orchestrated resource management, Cognitive sensemaking, Human-computer symbiosis.

Long Range BAA for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology. Office of Naval Research. Deadline: 9/30/15. Synopsis: ONR is interested in receiving proposals for Long-Range Science and Technology (S&T) Projects which offer potential for advancement and improvement of Navy and Marine Corps operations.

DoD USAMRMC FY15 Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research. Deadline: 9/30/15. 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. The scope of this effort and the priorities attached to specific projects are influenced by changes in military and civilian medical science and technology, operational requirements, military threat assessments, and national defense strategies.

Time Varying Nuclear Decay. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division. Deadline: 10/1/15. Synopsis: NSWC Crane is interested in receiving proposals to explore the existence of physical mechanisms of nuclear decay modulation. Though the mechanisms for the observed time dependence in nuclear decay parameters are not well understood, the importance of this work is the ability to account for noise sources associated with microelectronics in radiation environments.

Nuclear Power Cell. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division. Deadline: 10/1/15. Synopsis: NSWC Crane is interested in funding research of a long-term, stable, and reliable nuclear power cell and nuclear energy system (power cells stacked together). This proposed research is to further advance research to deliver a steady, scalable, geo-independent, long-lasting energy supply for a wide range of distributed power applications and capable of delivering approximately 15-Watts of constant power.

Ultra Short Laser Sources and Concepts. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division. Deadline: 10/1/15. Synopsis: NSWC Crane is interested in receiving proposals for the development of novel ultra short pulsed laser (USPL) component technologies. In particular, NSWC-Crane is interested in basic research concepts for non-traditional amplifier concepts, temporal control, and novel methods for diagnosing USPL pulse properties.

Circuit Realization At Faster Timescales (CRAFT). DARPA. Deadline: 10/5/15. Synopsis: DARPA seeks to develop a custom integrated circuit design flow and methodology that will: 1) sharply reduce the amount of effort required to design high-performance custom integrated circuits, 2) greatly facilitate porting of integrated circuit designs to secondary foundries and/or more advanced technology nodes, and 3) strongly increase reuse of integrated circuit elements.

Air Force Fiscal Year 2016 Young Investigator Research Program. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Deadline: 10/9/15. Synopsis: AFOSR’s YIP supports scientists and engineers who have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees no earlier than 01 January 2010 and showed exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering.

Extreme DDoS Defense (XD3). DARPA. Deadline: 10/13/15. Synopsis: The XD3 program aims to thwart DDoS attacks by dispersing cyber assets (physically and/or logically), disguising the characteristics and behaviors of those assets, and mitigating the attacks (especially low‐volume attacks) that still penetrate the targeted environment.

Stand-Off and Remote Improvised Explosive Device Detection and Neutralization. Office of Naval Research. Deadline: 10/14/15 for strongly encouraged white papers, 12/17/15 for proposals. Synopsis: ONR is soliciting FY16, 6.1 Basic Research topics to purse fundamental science and innovation that provide promising new approaches and concepts to advance current state-of-art technologies and understanding of phenomenology that will ultimately lead to improving in standoff detection and neutralization of improvised explosive device and their related components from outside of explosive hazard range.

DSO Office-wide BAA. DARPA. Deadline: 6/2/16 for abstracts, 7/2/16 for proposals. Synopsis: This BAA solicits executive summaries, abstracts and proposals for revolutionary research efforts applicable to the Defense Sciences Office mission.

Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-wide. DARPA. Deadline: 6/10/16 for abstracts, 8/2/16 for proposals. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the I2O . I2O develops high-payoff information science and technology to provide a decisive information advantage for the U.S. and its allies.

Education Department

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA): Rehabilitation Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center (WITAC). Deadline: 9/14/15. Synopsis: The RSA makes grants to States and public or nonprofit agencies and organizations (including institutions of higher education) to support projects that provide training, traineeships, and technical assistance designed to increase the numbers of, and improve the skills of, qualified personnel.

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA): Rehabilitation Training: Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center: Targeted Communities (VRTAC). Deadline: 9/14/15. Synopsis: The RSA makes grants to States and public or nonprofit agencies and organizations (including institutions of higher education) to support projects that provide training, traineeships, and technical assistance designed to increase the numbers of, and improve the skills of, qualified personnel.

Energy Department

Bioenergy Technologies Incubator 2. Deadline: 9/21/15 for required concept papers, 11/13/15 for applications. Synopsis: The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is issuing this Incubator 2 FOA to support innovative technologies and solutions that could help meet existing goals but are not currently represented in a significant way in the BETO’s MYPP and current project portfolio.

Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS). ARPA-E. Deadline: 9/28/15 for concept papers. Synopsis: This FOA is intended to provide rapid support to revolutionary applied energy research (Studies) that may lead to new ARPA-E programs to develop transformational and disruptive energy technologies.

FY 2015 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program. Deadline: 9/30/15. 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.

Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH program announcements, see Funding Opportunities and Notices.

Development of Measures of Fatigability in Older Adults (R21). NIA, NCI. Deadline: 10/1/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to develop and evaluate measures of fatigability.

Open Design Tools for Speech Signal Processing (R01). NIDCD. Deadline: 10/1/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to develop novel acoustic signal processing algorithms for speech enhancement that employ the substantially greater amounts of computing power likely to be available in future generations of hearing aids, cochlear implants, personal sound processors, and consumer electronic devices.

Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Development of Software Tools and Methods for Biomedical Big Data in Targeted Areas of High Need (U01). NIH. Deadline: 10/6/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit development of software tools and methods in the three topic areas of data privacy, data repurposing, and applying metadata, all as part of the overall BD2K initiative.

Research Program Award (R35). NINDS. Deadline: 10/6/15, 1/7/16 for AIDS. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide longer-term support and increased flexibility to investigators whose outstanding records of research achievement demonstrate their ability to make major contributions to neuroscience.

Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03). NIA. Deadline: 10/7/15. 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.

Short Courses in High Priority Domains of Behavioral and Social Research on Aging (R25). NIA. Deadline: 10/7/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development aimed at enhancing the development of interdisciplinary scientists and of common languages and sharing of tools and analytic approaches across disciplines.

Research and Methods in Health Statistics. CDC. Deadline: 10/7/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to develop and test statistical and survey methodology relevant to the conduct, analysis and reporting of health surveys and vital records. Additionally, research using recently released NCHS data sets to examine health outcomes and related factors is eligible for support.

Smoking Cessation within the Context of Lung Cancer Screening (R01). NCI. Deadline: 10/8/15. Synopsis: The goal is to improve the effectiveness and/or implementation of smoking cessation interventions delivered to current smokers who undergo low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening.

NIH Transformative Research Awards (R01). Deadline: 10/9/15. Synopsis: 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.

Dimensional Approaches to Research Classification in Psychiatric Disorders (R01). NIMH. Deadline: 10/9/15. Synopsis: This FOA seeks research grant applications designed to develop innovative ways of understanding mental disorders in clinical studies on the basis of experimental research criteria rather than traditional diagnostic categories.

Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 10/15/15. 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.

A Community Research Resource of Microbiome-Derived Factors Modulating Host Physiology in Obesity, Digestive and Liver Diseases, and Nutrition (R24). NIDDK. Deadline: 10/15/15. Synopsis: This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications from multidisciplinary research teams to create a community research resource of key members of the microbiota and factors they elaborate which modulate host physiology and pathophysiology related to obesity, nutrition, or liver, exocrine pancreatic, or digestive diseases, and to disseminate it broadly to the research community.

Exploratory Studies for Delineating Microbiome: Host Interactions in Obesity, Digestive and Liver Diseases and Nutrition (R21). NIDDK. Deadline: 10/15/15. Synopsis: This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications that explore and interrogate functional interactions between human gut microbiome and host interactions in obesity, digestive and liver diseases and nutrition.

Facile Methods and Technologies for Synthesis of Biomedically Relevant Carbohydrates (U01). NIH. Deadline: 10/15/15. Synopsis: This FOA is intended to develop new approaches (catalytic methods, chemical/chemo-enzymatic methods, and technologies) to facilitate the rapid, robust, and affordable synthesis, and/or functionalization of bio-medically relevant glycans and glyco-conjugates representing 1) mammalian glycomes and 2) microbial glycans.

Novel and Innovative Tools to Facilitate Identification, Tracking, Manipulation, and Analysis of Glycans and their Functions (R21) (U01). NIH. Deadline: 10/15/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits development of new, more easily accessible tools, reagents, and technologies to facilitate identification, tracking, manipulation, and analysis of glycans with their biological binding partners and determine their functions.

Building towards Statistically-Based Pharmaceutical Quality Standards (U01). FDA. Deadline: 10/16/15. Synopsis: The goal of this project is to generate data and develop a statistical sampling and analysis strategy to aid FDA/CDER policy in drafting data-based guidance in support of the use of appropriate statistical tools and standards.

Evaluating Quality Metrics for Risk-Based Surveillance of Drug Manufacturing Operations and Facilities (U01). FDA. Deadline: 10/16/15. Synopsis: The goal of this project is to evaluate a set of potential quality metrics for their utility in monitoring quality across the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector.

Supplements to Support Evaluation of the NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots (Admin Supp). Deadline: 10/18/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support projects that will incorporate the use of one or more of the NCI Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots into ongoing research activities.

Mucosal Immunology Studies Team (MIST) (U01). NIAID. Deadline: 10/20/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to participate in a cooperative research group focusing on immune defense mechanisms and immune regulation at mucosal surfaces of the respiratory, gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts.

Superfund Research Program Occupational and Safety Education Programs on Emerging Technologies (R25). NIEHS. Deadline: 10/20/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skill Development and Curriculum or Methods Development. The intent is to provide Higher Education Institutions the opportunity to develop continuing education and academic curricula on the occupational health and safety management practices in the areas of emerging technologies to industrial hygienists and graduate students involved in the research, evaluation, management, and handling of hazardous substances.

Avenir Award Program for Genetics or Epigenetics of Substance Abuse (DP1). NIDA. Deadline: 10/20/15. Synopsis: The Genetics or Epigenetics of Substance Abuse Avenir Award program supports early stage investigators proposing highly innovative studies that open new areas of research for the genetics or epigenetics of addiction.

A Data Analysis and Coordinating Center (DACC) for Research Training and Career Development Activities (U24). NHGRI. Deadline: 10/20/15. Synopsis: The applicant will collaborate with NHGRI training staff, training program directors, career awardees, and grantees with diversity programs in order to track the short- and long-term progress and outcomes of NRSA trainees and fellows, career awardees, and DAP participants and to evaluate how well these programs meet each specific grant program's objectives.

Small Grant Program for NHLBI K01/K08/K23 Recipients (R03). Deadline: 10/20/15, 2/17/16, 6/15/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit current or recently completed NHLBI K01, K08, and K23 awardees for grant support to expand their current research objectives or to branch out to a study that resulted from the research conducted under the K award.

Discovery of Genetic Basis of Monogenic Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders (X01). NHLBI. Deadline: 10/20/15, 6/15/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to use the genome-wide sequencing capacity of the Centers for Mendelian Genomics to carry out studies of the genetic basis of Mendelian or monogenic disorders that significantly affect heart, lung, blood, and sleep systems.

BRAIN Initiative: Theories, Models and Methods for Analysis of Complex Data from the Brain (R01). NIH. Deadline: 10/21/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits new theories, computational models, and statistical methods to derive understanding of brain function from complex neuroscience data.

Strategies to Increase Delivery of Guideline-Based Care to Populations with Health Disparities (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 10/21/15, 6/21/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to conduct innovative and feasible studies to test strategies to accelerate the adoption of guideline-based recommendations into clinical practice among populations with health disparities.

Collaborative Projects to Accelerate Research in Organ Fibrosis (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 10/22/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites R01 applications from collaborating investigators to characterize and compare mechanisms of aberrant fibrogenesis and/or fibrosis resolution in different organ systems; develop novel therapeutic strategies aimed to lessen organ fibrosis; or develop novel technologies to study fibrosis.

Novel Nucleic Acid Sequencing Technology Development (R01) (R21). NHGRI. Deadline: 10/27/15, 7/14/16. Synopsis: This FOA solicits grant applications to develop novel technologies that will enable new approaches to DNA and direct RNA sequencing.

Oral Immune System Plasticity in Chronic HIV Infection Under Treatment and Oral Co-Infections (R01). NIDCR. Deadline: 10/29/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits research projects that study the mechanisms of oral immune system plasticity relevant to chronic HIV infection and oral coinfections.

Secondary Analysis of Existing Databases in Traumatic Brain Injury to Explore Outcomes Relevant to Medical Rehabilitation (R21). NICHD. Deadline: 10/30/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support secondary analyses of existing databases that have been established from clinical trials, survey studies, or natural histories in traumatic brain injury.

Adherence Studies in Adolescents with Chronic Kidney or Urologic Diseases (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/2/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research to improve adherence in adolescents with chronic kidney or urologic diseases.

Longitudinal Assessment of Post- traumatic Syndromes (U01). NIMH. Deadline: 11/3/15. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications for a multi-site, longitudinal research platform to 1) characterize post-traumatic trajectories based on dimensions of observable behavior, neurobiological changes, and other measures that may serve as markers of risk among adult trauma patients initially seen in emergency rooms and other acute trauma settings and 2) develop algorithms to be used in the acute post-trauma time period to predict different trajectories that may be informative for future interventions.

Extracellular Vesicles and Substance Abuse (R01) (R21). Deadline: 11/3/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research projects that investigate the interplay between extracellular vesicles (EVs) and addictive processes. In particular NIDA is interested in the potential utility of EVs with respect to understanding neuroplastic mechanisms relevant to substance abuse or as biomarkers or therapeutics.

Short-term Measurements of Improved Physical and Molecular Resilience in Pre-clinical Models (R01). NIA. Deadline: 11/4/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to develop short-term surrogate tests that provide a comprehensive measure of resilience in animal models of aging.

Improving Health and Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk in Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance and Young Adults with Severe Mental Illness (R01). NIMH. Deadline: 11/6/15. Synopsis: This FOA aims to support research grants focused on rigorous effectiveness testing of innovative services interventions that demonstrably reduce the prevalence and magnitude of common health risk factors related to shortened lifespan in youth with serious emotional disturbance and young adults with severe mental illness.

BRAIN Initiative: Short Courses in Computational Neuroscience (R25). NIH. Deadline: 11/6/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support short courses to facilitate the development of a sophisticated cadre of investigators with the requisite knowledge and skills in computational neuroscience perspectives and techniques for analyzing and interpreting complex, high-dimensional neuroscience data to advance the BRAIN Initiative.

Maternal and Child Health Research Program. HRSA. Deadline: 11/6/15. Synopsis: The R40 MCH Secondary Data Analysis Study (SDAS) program supports applied research relating to maternal and child health services that exclusively utilizes secondary analysis of existing national databases and/or administrative records.

GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP) - Atlas Projects (U01). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/9/15. Synopsis: This FOA requests applications for GUDMAP Atlas Projects to generate data for the GUDMAP database. The scope of Atlas projects is limited to either human or murine studies.

GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP) - Database/Website Project (U24). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/9/15. Synopsis: In this Funding Opportunity Announcement, applications are invited for a data coordinating center for the GUDMAP consortium.

GenitoUrinary Development Molecular Anatomy Project (GUDMAP) - Human Tissue Core (U24). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/9/15. Synopsis: The Human Tissue Core will identify and manage tissue source site(s), ensure tissue quality, and distribute human kidney and lower urinary tract samples to the Atlas Project sites.

U.S.-India Collaborative Vision Research Program (R01). NEI. Deadline: 11/9/15. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications from U.S.-based institutions with an Indian institution partner to establish bilateral collaborations that will advance science and technology important to understanding, preventing, and treating blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, and their complications.

NCI Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Program (NCI Omnibus R21). Deadline: 11/10/15. Synopsis: The NCI R21 funding opportunity supports the development of new research activities in all areas of cancer research. The R21 mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory and developmental research projects by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects.

National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility (P50). NICHD. Deadline: 11/12/15. Synopsis: These centers will form a national network that facilitates and accelerates bidirectional knowledge transfer between the laboratory and clinic with the ultimate goal of improving human reproductive health through enhanced communication, innovation and research excellence.

Understanding the Pathogenesis and Etiology of Type 1 Diabetes Using Biosamples and Subjects from Clinical Studies (DP3). NIDDK, NIAID. Deadline: 11/12/15. Synopsis: This opportunity is intended to fund collaborative projects using subjects (and/or their samples) who have been phenotypically and genetically characterized for risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

NIDDK Cooperative Hematology Specialized Core Centers (U54). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/12/15. Synopsis: The NIDDK Hematology Centers Program is designed to increase resource sharing and collaboration in the national multi-disciplinary research effort to combat nonmalignant hematologic diseases.

AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Clinical Decision Support Learning Network (U18). AHRQ. Deadlne: 11/13/15. Synopsis: The purpose of the PCOR CDS Learning Network is to engage stakeholders in the dissemination and implementation of PCOR findings through CDS and to promote incorporation of PCOR into clinical practice through CDS.

Interdisciplinary Training in Bioinformatics and Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disease (T32). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/17/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support institutional training programs for predoctoral and postdoctoral level researchers with backgrounds in bioinformatics, mathematics and/or computational sciences with mentors from both computational and biological backgrounds.

Developmental Mechanisms of Human Structural Birth Defects (P01). NICHD. Deadline: 11/18/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support innovative, multidisciplinary, interactive, and synergistic program projects (P01s) that integrate basic, translational, and clinical approaches to understanding the developmental biology and genetic basis of significant congenital human malformations.

CAPSTONE Centers for Multidisciplinary Research in Child Abuse and Neglect (P50). NICHD. Deadline: 11/19/15. Synopsis: This FOA will use the specialized research center mechanism (P50) to call for multidisciplinary centers to serve as the CAPSTONE for research and education n child maltreatment and as a resource for the field.

Chemistry, Toxicology, and Addiction Research on Waterpipe Tobacco (R01). NIH, FDA. Deadline: 11/20/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage biomedical, behavioral, and social science research that will inform the development and evaluation of possible regulatory action on waterpipe (or hookah) tobacco products.

Research Centers for Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (U54). NCI. Deadline: 11/20/15. Synopsis: The National Cancer Institute will fund a new CSBC that includes U54 CSBC Research Centers, a Coordinating Center and other related research projects supported through the U01 mechanism. CSBC Research Centers proposed in response to this FOA must demonstrate explicit integration of experimental biology and computational modeling to test and validate novel hypotheses or ideas of high importance in cancer research.

Coordinating Center for the Cancer Systems Biology Consortium and the Physical Sciences-Oncology Network (U24). NCI. Deadline: 11/20/15. Synopsis: The goal is to enhance and integrate the research conducted by individual CSBC awardees and the Physical Sciences in Oncology Network (PS-ON) by creating a CSBC/PS-ON Coordinating Center.

Advanced Development of Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research and Management (U24). NCI. Deadline: 11/20/15, 6/14/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite Cooperative Agreement (U24) applications for advanced development and enhancement of emerging informatics technologies to improve the acquisition, management, analysis, and dissemination of data and knowledge across the cancer research continuum.

Early-Stage Development of Informatics Technologies for Cancer Research and Management (U01). NCI. Deadline: 11/20/15, 6/14/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite Cooperative Agreement (U01) applications for the development of enabling informatics technologies to improve the acquisition, management, analysis, and dissemination of data and knowledge across the cancer research continuum.

Sustained Support for Informatics Resources for Cancer Research and Management (U24). NCI. Deadline: 11/20/15, 6/14/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite Cooperative Agreement (U24) applications for the continued development and sustainment of high-value informatics research resources to serve current and emerging needs across the cancer research continuum.

Development of Innovative Informatics Methods and Algorithms for Cancer Research and Management (R21). NCI. Deadline: 11/20/15, 6/14/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite exploratory/developmental research grant (R21) applications for the development of innovative methods and algorithms in biomedical computing, informatics, and data science addressing priority needs across the cancer research continuum.

Urological Epidemiology (UroEpi) Institutional Research Career Development Program (K12). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/23/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites institutional career development program (K12) applications in the area of epidemiology of benign urological conditions.

Urological Epidemiology (UroEpi) Research Training Program (T32). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/23/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites research training (T32 program) applications in the area of epidemiology of benign urological conditions.

Translational Research on Adducts in Cancer Risk Identification and Prevention (U01). NCI. Deadline: 11/23/15, 7/11/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages clinically relevant translational/epidemiological research projects focused on the use of adducts to cellular macromolecules, as indicators of exposures to cancer risk factors in human populations and subgroups.

Innovative Basic Research on Adducts in Cancer Risk Identification and Prevention (R01) (R21). NCI, NIEHS. Deadline: 11/23/15, 7/11/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research projects focused on adducts to cellular macromolecules as indicators of exposures to cancer risk factors relevant to human populations.

Oral HIVacc: Oral Mucosal Immunization Approaches for HIV Prevention (R01). NIDCR. Deadline: 11/24/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits research projects to develop and test novel HIV vaccines for direct administration into oral lymphoid tissues to trigger protective, local and systemic immunity.

The Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium (U01). NCI. Deadline: 11/25/15, 5/26/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications from multi-disciplinary teams of researchers and clinicians to establish the Pancreatic Cancer Detection Consortium to conduct research to improve the detection of early stage pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and characterization of its precursor lesions.

Administrative Supplements for Research on Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 11/30/15. Synopsis: The NIH Office of the Director announces the availability of administrative supplements to expand existing research to focus on Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) health.

National Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program: Regional Center Grants to Enhance Food Safety. FDA. Deadline: 12/2/15. Synopsis: The intention of this program is to begin building an infrastructure that will support a national food safety training, education, extension, outreach, and technical assistance system and provide significant opportunities for funding through subcontracts and for partnerships with stakeholder groups.

NIDA Translational Avant-Garde Award for Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3). Deadlne: 12/3/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support basic and/or clinical researchers with the vision and expertise to translate research discoveries into medications for the treatment of Substance Use Disorders stemming from tobacco, cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, or prescription opiate use.

High Impact Neuroscience Research Resource Grants (R24). NINDS. Deadline: 12/9/15. Synopsis: This FOA supports high impact efforts to make resources available to neuroscience researchers. Projects should engage in one or more of the following activities: propagation of cutting edge reagents or techniques, dissemination of resources to new user groups, or innovative approaches to increase the scale/efficiency of resource production and delivery.

Centers of Research Translation (P50). NIAMS. Deadline: 12/11/15. 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 disease or condition within the mission of the NIAMS.

Abuse Liability Associated with Reduced Nicotine Content Tobacco Products (R01). NIH, FDA. Deadline: 12/11/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to generate data to inform the FDA on ways to reduce the addictiveness and resulting public health toll from tobacco product use in the United States.

Pre-application: Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (X02). Deadline: 12/15/15. Synopsis: The X02 pre-application is the recommended (not required) first step in the application process for the companion FOA. In order to be eligible for this program, the application must include at least one intramural scientist as Program Director/Principal Investigator or collaborator, and at least some of the research must be conducted at the NIH Clinical Center.

NINDS Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research (P50). Deadline: 12/15/15. Synopsis: The overarching goal of the specialized Udall Centers program is to establish a network of Centers that work collaboratively as well as independently to define the causes of and discover improved treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

Dear Colleague Letter: Enabling the Future of Making to Catalyze New Approaches in STEM Learning and Innovation. Deadline: 12/17/15. Synopsis: The purpose o is to encourage EAGER proposals to conduct exploratory work in its early stages on untested, but potentially transformative, research ideas or approaches that advance the frontier of knowledge with respect to STEM learning and design thinking.

BRAIN Initiative: Technology Sharing and Propagation (R03). NIH. Deadline: 1/6/16. Synopsis: This FOA provides funds to enable the incorporation of new technologies or data analysis techniques into research programs that further the aims of the BRAIN initiative.

Ethical Issues in Research on HIV/AIDS and its Co-Morbidities (R01) (R21). NIAID, NCI, NIMH. Deadline: 1/7/16, 9/7/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications addressing ethical issues relevant to research on HIV and associated co-morbidities, including research with populations living with or at high risk of HIV acquisition.

Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in HIV Research with Key Populations (R01) (R21). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 1/7/16, 9/7/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications to analyze and address ethical, legal, or policy challenges specific to work with key populations in HIV research or health care.

Alzheimer's Disease Translational Center for Disease Model Resources (U54). NIA. Deadline: 1/11/16. Synopsis: The purpose of the Center is to: develop the next generation of rodent animal models of AD; conduct extensive characterization and clinico-pathological staging of AD animal models using translatable biomarkers; develop translatable pharmacodynamic biomarkers for well validated therapeutic targets; develop and implement guidelines for standardized best practices for the rigorous preclinical testing of AD candidates; conduct preclinical testing of candidate AD therapeutics and transparent reporting.

Collaborative Networks to Advance Delirium Research (R24). NIA. Deadline: 1/12/16. Synopsis: This FOA is intended to support a collaborative network to advance scientific research on the causes, mechanisms, outcomes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of delirium in older adults.

Behavioral Epigenomics of Aging in Twin Studies (U24). NIA. Deadline: 1/14/16. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to accelerate progress in behavioral genomics and aging via the establishment of a twin-epigenomic network that will facilitate collaboration between existing twin studies of aging, including work on the harmonization of phenotypes and (epi)genotype collection procedures as well as the development of statistical methods for the analysis and meta-analysis of data sets including genomic, epigenomic, gene expression, and behavioral phenotypic data.

Networks to Develop Priority Areas of Behavioral & Social Research (R24). NIA. Deadline: 1/14/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide infrastructure support for advancing development of specific high priority areas of behavioral and social research of relevance to aging.

HIV-infected Adolescents: Transitioning from the Pediatric to the Adult Care Setting (R01) (R21). NICHD. Deadline: 1/14/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications on transition of HIV-infected youth to adult care with the goal of developing an evidence base to support guidelines applicable to low, middle, and high income countries.

Behavioral Interventions to Prevent HIV in Diverse Adolescent Men Who Have Sex with Men (U01). NIMHD. Deadline: 1/15/16. Synopsis: The purpose of this initiative is to test behavioral HIV prevention interventions for diverse populations of adolescent (age 13-18) men who have sex with men.

NEI Audacious Goal Initiative: Discovery-based Science to Identify Factors Influencing Neural Regeneration in the Visual System (U01). Deadline: 1/15/16. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications proposing to use discovery-based approaches to identify unknown factors critical to the regeneration of neurons, guiding their axons to targets, and making new functional connections.

Mechanisms Underlying the Contribution of Type 1 Diabetes Risk-Associated Variants (DP3). NIDDK, NIAID. Deadline: 2/17/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research project grant applications for projects to characterize the genetic variations in human genomic regions that have been putatively associated with type 1 diabetes and conduct follow-up functional studies of particular genetic variants.

Type 1 Diabetes Pathfinder Award (DP2). NIDDK, NIAID. Deadlne: 2/17/16. Synopsis: The goal is to support a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research relevant to type 1 diabetes and its complications.

Utilizing the PLCO Biospecimens Resource to Bridge Gaps in Cancer Etiology and Early Detection Research (U01). NCI. Deadline: 2/17/16, 8/16/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages the submission of applications that propose to advance research in cancer etiology and early detection biomarkers, utilizing the advantages of the unique biorepository resources of the NCI-sponsored Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer (PLCO) Screening Trial.

International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) (K01). Fogarty International Center. Deadline: 3/2/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide support and protected time to advanced postdoctoral U.S. research scientists and recently-appointed U.S. junior faculty for an intensive, mentored research career development experience in a low- or middle-income country leading to an independently funded research career focused on global health.

Exploration of the Roles of Brown and Beige Adipose Tissue in Humans (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 3/9/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to investigate the biological functions of brown and beige adipose tissue in humans, other than heat production and maintenance of body temperature, and to explore their impact on human health.

Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center (U01). Deadline: 4/11/16. Synopsis: The goal of this program is to support collaborative translational research projects aligned with NIH efforts to enhance the translation of basic biological discoveries into clinical applications that improve health. In order to be eligible for this program, the application must include at least one intramural scientist as Program Director/Principal Investigator or collaborator, and at least some of the research must be conducted at the NIH Clinical Center.

Interior Department

Wildlife Without Borders - Western Hemisphere Program (Mexico). Fish and Wildlife Service. Deadline: 10/16/15. Synopsis: The program goal is o conserve priority species, habitats and ecological processes across landscapes with high biodiversity value in Mexico. Proposed project activities should take place in Mexico. If work is to be conducted in the United States, the proposal must show a clear impact on biodiversity conservation in Mexico to be eligible for funding.

Science and Technology Projects Related to Coal Mining and Reclamation. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. Deadline: 11/3/15. Synopsis: OSMRE is requesting applied science proposals for projects that develop and demonstrate improved science and technologies related to the mining of coal and the reclamation of the land after mining.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System – Appendix A. Deadline: 9/30/15. Synopsis: This NRA solicits ground-based research proposals using an open science approach to generate new scientific insights by utilizing experimental data residing in NASA’s Physical Sciences Informatics (PSI) system, an online database of past and current physical science International Space Station (ISS) flight experiments and related ground-based studies.

Research Opportunities in Aeronautics - 2015. Deadline: Varies, through 3/31/16. Synopsis: Under the FY 2015 ROA NRA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate will continue solicitation of foundational and systems-level research proposals for four programs within ARMD: the Advanced Air Vehicles Program, the Airspace Operations and Safety Program, the Integrated Aviation Systems Program, and the Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program. Detailed requirements, including Proposal Due Dates will be stated in Appendices that address individual Thrust Areas. Additional appendices will be posted as Amendments to the ROA NRA and will be published as requirements materialize throughout the year.

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES)–2015. Deadline: Varies, through 4/30/16. 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.

National Archives and Records Administration

Digital Dissemination of Archival Collections. National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants. Deadline: 10/8/15. Synopsis: NHPRC desires to make historical records of national significance to the United States broadly available by disseminating digital surrogates on the Internet. Projects may focus on the papers of major figures from American life or cover broad historical movements in politics, military, business, social reform, the arts, and other aspects of the national experience.

Literacy and Engagement with Historical Records. National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants. Deadline: 10/8/15. Synopsis: NHPRC seeks projects that encourage citizen engagement with historical records, especially those available online, and/or projects that train people on how to enhance digital literacy skills for using historical records.

National Endowment for the Arts

NEA Research: Art Works, FY2016. Deadline: 10/20/15. Synopsis: The How Art Works system map presents several different research areas. Research areas include the system's core components of Arts Participation and Arts Creation; the system's inputs (Arts Infrastructure and Education & Training); and the system's main outcomes.

NEA Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects, FY2017. Deadline: 12/8/15. Synopsis: The Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English.

National Endowment for the Humanities

Dialogues on the Experience of War. Deadline: 9/15/15. Synopsis: The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that these sources can help U.S. military veterans and others to think more deeply about the issues raised by war and military service.

Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants. Deadlnie: 9/16/15. Synopsis: The program awards relatively small grants to support the planning stages of digital projects that promise to benefit the humanities.

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL). NSF, NEH. Deadline: 9/15/15. Synopsis: The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases.

Service, Manufacturing and Operations Research (SMOR). Deadline: 9/15/15, 2/16/16. Synopsis: The SMOR program supports fundamental research leading to the creation of innovative mathematical models, analysis, and algorithms for decision-making related to design, planning, and operation of service, manufacturing, and other complex systems.

Dynamics, Control and Systems Diagnostics (DCSD). Deadline: 9/15/15, 2/16/16. Synopsis: The DCSD program supports fundamental research on the analysis, measurement, monitoring and control of dynamic systems, including development of new analytical, computational and experimental tools, and novel applications to engineered and natural systems.

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs. Deadline: 9/16/15 for medium projects, 9/24/15 for large projects, 11/18/15 for small projects. Synopsis: CISE’s Division of Computer and Network Systems supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs: Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program.

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs. Deadline: 9/16/15 for medium projects, 9/24/15 for large projects, 11/18/15 for small projects. Synopsis: CCF supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program; The Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program; and The Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program.

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs. Deadline: 9/16/15 for medium projects, 9/24/15 for large projects, 11/18/15 for small projects. Synopsis: IIS supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program; The Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and The Robust Intelligence (RI) program.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC). NSF, Semiconductor Research Corporation. Deadline: 9/16/15 for medium projects, 9/24/15 for large projects, 11/18/15 for small projects, 12/16/15 for Cybersecurity Education Projects. Synopsis: The SaTC program welcomes proposals that address cybersecurity from: a Trustworthy Computing Systems (TWC) perspective and/or a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) perspective; the Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS) perspective; or the Transition to Practice (TTP) perspective.

Ideas Lab: Measuring "Big G" Challenge. Deadline: 9/21/15 for required preliminary proposals, 1/14/16 for proposals. Synopsis: The ultimate aim of this Ideas Lab is to facilitate the development of new experiments designed to measure Newton’s gravitational constant G with relative uncertainties approaching or surpassing one part in 100,000.

Advances in Biological Informatics (ABI). Deadline: 9/22/15. Synopsis: The ABI program accepts three major types of proposals: Innovation awards that seek to pioneer new approaches to the application of informatics to biological problems, Development awards that seek to provide robust cyberinfrastructure that will enable transformative biological research, and Sustaining awards that seek to support ongoing operations and maintenance of existing cyberinfrastructure that is critical for continued advancement of priority biological research.

CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS). Deadline: 9/25/15 for Scholarship Track, 12/18/15 for Capacity Track. Synopsis: The Scholarship Track provides funding to award scholarships to students in cybersecurity. The Capacity Track seeks innovative proposals leading to an increase in the ability of the United States higher education enterprise to produce cybersecurity professionals.

Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SciSIP-DDRIG). Deadline: 9/29/15, 2/9/16. Synopsis: DDRIG awards provide funds for items not normally available through the student's university such as enabling doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII). Deadline: 9/30/15. Synopsis: CRII supports untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first two years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than a total of five years after completion of their PhD.

Restricted-Access Research Data Centers (RDCs). Deadline: 9/30/15. Synopsis: RDCs are secure Census Bureau facilities within which external researchers are given access to confidential micro data in accordance with specific statutory requirements. NSF will provide start-up costs for new RDC facilities.

Dear Colleague Letter: U.S. - China Joint Research Projects in Environmental Sustainability. Deadline: 10/20/15. Synopsis: This call is for research proposals from joint U.S. - China teams in two environmental sustainability topic areas: Topic 1. Combustion Related to Sustainable Energy; Topic 2. Urban Water Sustainability

Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET). Deadline: 10/20/15. Synopsis: The next CBET unsolicited proposal window will be October 1 - October 20, 2015.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Deadline: Varies by field, 10/26/15-10/30/15. 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 and STEM education.

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY). Deadline: Varies by subfield, 10/28/15-2/3/16. Synopsis: The Division is comprised of disciplinary programs covering experimental and theoretical research in the following major subfields of physics: Accelerator Science; Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics; Computational Physics; Elementary Particle Physics; Gravitational Physics; Integrative Activities in Physics; Nuclear Physics; Particle Astrophysics; Physics of Living Systems; Plasma Physics (supported under a separate solicitation); and Quantum Information Science.

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS). Deadline: 10/29/15. Synopsis: Through the CRCNS program, the NSF, the National Institutes of Health, 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.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR). Deadline: 11/3/15 for Exploration and Design Tier, 1/13/16 for Development and Implementation Tiers. Synopsis: The program features two tracks: (1) Engaged Student Learning and (2) Institutional and Community Transformation. Two tiers of projects exist within each track: (i) Exploration and Design and (ii) Development and Implementation.

Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL). Deadline: 11/4/15. Synopsis: The AISL program supports seven types of projects: (1) Collaborative Planning, (2) Exploratory Pathways, (3) Research in Service to Practice, (4) Innovations in Development, (5) Broad Implementation, (6) Conferences, and (7) Informal STEM Learning Resource Center (FY 2016 only).

EarthCube: Enterprise Governance. Deadline: 12/14/15. Synopsis: This solicitation seeks the services of a qualified organization to provide a science support office for EarthCube governance.

CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI). Deadline: 11/10/15 for required preliminary proposals, 1/20/16 for proposals. Synopsis: The CRI program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating CISE divisions by supporting the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure that will support focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering.

EarthScope. Deadline: 11/13/15. Synopsis: This Solicitation calls for single or collaborative proposals to conduct scientific research and/or education and outreach activities within North America that: Make use of capabilities provided through, and/or data and/or models derived from, GAGE, SAGE, and/or SAFOD; and Further the scientific and educational goals of EarthScope.

Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST). Deadline: 11/13/15. Synopsis: ITEST is a program that promotes PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information and communications technology (ICT) workforce of the future.

Integrated Earth Systems (IES). Deadline: 11/16/15. Synopsis: The overall goal of the program is to provide opportunity for collaborative, multidisciplinary research into the operation, dynamics and complexity of Earth systems at a budgetary scale between that of a typical project in the Division of Earth Sciences disciplinary programs and larger scale initiatives at the Directorate or Foundation level.

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering. Deadline: 11/19/15. 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. The current solicitation also encourages submission of proposals to perform basic plasma experiments at NSF and DOE supported user facilities.

Interdisciplinary Behavioral and Social Science Research (IBSS). Deadline: 12/1/15. Synopsis: IBSS promotes the conduct of interdisciplinary research by teams of investigators in the social and behavioral sciences. Emphasis is placed on support for research that involves researchers from multiple SBE disciplinary fields and that integrates scientific theoretical approaches and methodologies from multiple SBE disciplinary fields.

Quantum Information Science. Deadline: 12/3/15. Synopsis: QIS supports theoretical and experimental proposals that explore quantum applications to new computing paradigms or that foster interactions between physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists that push the frontiers of quantum-based information, transmission, and manipulation.

Computational Physics. Deadline: 12/3/15. Synopsis: CP supports research for computational and data-enabled science. The program emphasizes novel methods for high-performance computing that require significant code development.

Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12). Deadline: 12/7/15. Synopsis: The DRK-12 program seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by PreK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches.

EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF). Deadline: 1/12/16. Synopsis: The Division of Earth Sciences (EAR) awards Postdoctoral Fellowships to recent recipients of doctoral degrees to carry out an integrated program of independent research and education.

Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RIDIR). Deadline: 2/29/16. Synopsis: The Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) seeks to develop user-friendly large-scale next-generation data resources and relevant analytic techniques to advance fundamental research in SBE areas of study.

State of California

2015 Industrial Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Grants. California Energy Commmisssion. Deadline: 10/29/15. Synopsis: The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) is soliciting proposals to demonstrate pre-commercial and/or emerging energy efficient technologies that can directly reduce natural gas use in California’s industrial sectors.

Regional Energy Innovation Clusters. California Energy Commmisssion. Deadline: 12/15/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to fund “Applied Research and Development” and “Market Facilitation” projects that support the development and commercialization of promising new energy innovations that can provide benefits to electric ratepayers in Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric service territories. Regional Energy Innovation Clusters will provide and coordinate key services, assistance, resources, and infrastructure needed by entrepreneurs and researchers in the region to successfully bring to market energy innovations that can benefit IOU electric ratepayers.

Connecting Emerging Energy Technologies and Strategies to Market Needs and Opportunities. California Energy Commmisssion. Deadline: 12/15/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this RFP is to select a contractor to provide market intelligence, analysis, and expertise to support the commercial success of emerging energy technologies and strategies that can provide benefits to electric ratepayers in California’s Investor-owned Utility service territories.

Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (SEED) Initiative. California Energy Commmisssion. Deadline: 12/15/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this RFP is to select one contractor to develop and implement the SEED Initiative. The SEED Initiative will support the early development of promising new energy concepts that can provide benefits to electric ratepayers in Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric service territories.

University of California

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). UCOP. Deadline: 9/10/15 for required letters of intent, 12/8/15 for applications. Synopsis: TRDRP funds investigators at all eligible California institutions who are engaged in research that directly contributes to the elimination of smoking and tobacco use and mitigates its human and economic costs in California. The research priorities and grant award mechanisms announced in the current call for applications are a change from the program’s previous funding cycles.

UC MEXUS Grants for Dissertation Research. Deadline: 9/14/15. Synopsis: UC MEXUS offers support for dissertation research or MFA final projects by University of California graduate students in the areas of:
Mexico-Related Studies-All Disciplines, Latino Studies, United States-Mexican Relations, Critical U.S.-Mexico Issues, Mexican and Latino Topics in the Arts and Humanities, and UC-Mexico Collaboration.

California Sea Grant State Fellows Program. Deadline: 9/24/15. Synopsis: The State Fellows Program provides a unique educational opportunity for graduate students who are interested both in marine resources and in the policy decisions affecting those resources in California. The program matches highly motivated and qualified graduate students and recent graduates with "hosts" in State or Federal agencies in California for a 12-month paid fellowship ($3,600 per month).

Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) Request for Proposals. Deadline: 9/28/15 for required letters of intent, 10/26/15 for proposals. Synopsis: The primary goal of this RFP is to expand and refine understandings of and means of intervening in the cybersecurity problem space, broadly defined. Principal Investigators applying for CLTC grants must have an active Berkeley research affiliation, and must be enrolled in or have completed a graduate degree.

UCHRI Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop 2015-16. University of California Humanities Research Institute. Deadline: 9/30/2015. Synopsis: The grant provides financial resources to a junior faculty member to convene a workshop aimed at preparing their book manuscript for submission to a publisher. UC junior (tenure track but not yet tenured) faculty in the humanities or humanistic social sciences who are currently completing their first book project are eligible.

Mildred E. Mathias Graduate Student Research Grant Program. UC Natural Reserve System. Deadline: 10/26/15. Synopsis: The Natural Reserve System provides grants to support graduate students at all UC campuses except UCSF for their independent and field science studies at NRS reserves.

UC MEXUS Small Grants for UC Faculty. Deadline: First Monday of every month through 12/7/15. Synopsis: UC MEXUS announces a small grants competition for 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 in the areas of: Mexico-Related Studies--All Disciplines, Latino Studies, United States-Mexican Relations, Critical U.S.-Mexico Issues, Latino and Mexican Topics in the Arts, and Collaborative Research Projects with Investigators at Mexican Institutions.

Cornelius Hopper Diversity Award Supplement (CHDAS), Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). UCOP. Deadline: 12/8/15. Synopsis: The CHDA supplements support the training of promising individuals either from underrepresented communities and/or who wish to pursue careers in tobacco-related research focused on underserved communities.

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 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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Barth Syndrome Foundation Request for Research Proposals. Deadline: 9/1/15 for letters of intent (mandatory for Development applications and applications answering specific RFAs, optional for Idea grant applicants), 10/31/15 for applications. Synopsis: The Barth Syndrome Foundation and its international affiliates announce the availability of funding for basic science and clinical research on the natural history, biochemical basis, and treatment of Barth syndrome. There are two categories: Idea grants for 1-2 years and Development grants for 2-3 years with budgetary maximums of US $50,000 or $100,000, respectively.

Research Scholar Program. American Urological Association. Deadline: 9/9/15. Synopsis: The Research Scholar Program is the flagship research program of the Urology Care Foundation. The program invites MD (or equivalent) and PhD (or equivalent) applicants to apply for funding to support their training in urologic research. Awards are $40,000 per year for one or two years of support and require intensive involvement of one or more mentors committed to advancing the development of the Research Scholar.