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Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see NIFA Grants.

Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship (NNF) Grants Program. NIFA. Deadline: 10/31/17. Synopsis: Supports: training students for Master's and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and; Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries.

Commerce Department

Saltonstall Kennedy Competition. NOAA. Deadline: 10/10/17. Synopsis: The Saltonstall-Kennedy Act established a fund to provide grants or cooperative agreements for fisheries research and development projects addressing aspects of U.S. fisheries.

CRCP International Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreements. NOAA. Deadline: 11/13/17 for preapplications, 2/15/18 for applications. Synopsis: The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program provides matching grants for international coral reef conservation projects.

Defense Department

Time-Varying Nuclear Decay Parameters. NSWC - CRANE. Deadline: 10/6/17. Synopsis: Crane is interested in funding research to explore the existence of physical mechanisms of nuclear decay modulation.

National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) 2018 Broad Agency Announcement. ONR. Deadline: 10/16/17. Synopsis: This BAA provides research opportunities for three topics: CubeSat Sensors for Investigating Littoral Ocean and Atmosphere Dynamics; Improved and Routine Production, Stewardship and Application of the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature; and In-situ Ocean Sensor Research and Technology Development.

Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC) Broad Agency Announcement for FY17. NSWC Indian Head. Deadline: 10/31/17. Synopsis: On behalf of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Centers, NSWC IHEODTD is soliciting research of interest in support of the NEEC.

Electronics Resurgence Initiative: Page 3 Materials and Integration. DARPA - Microsystems Technology Office. Deadline: 11/6/17. Synopsis: The overall goal of the Three Dimensional Monolithic System-on-a-Chip program is to develop 3D monolithic technology that will enable > 50X improvement in SOC digital performance at power.

Electronics Resurgence Initiative: Page 3 Investments Design Thrust. DARPA - Microsystems Technology Office. Deadline: 11/14/17. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of physical design of electronic circuits and systems.

FY2018 Basic Research Challenge (BRC) Program. ONR. Deadline: 11/17/17. Synopsis: Topic areas: Randomized Numerical Linear Algebra for Large-Scale, Efficient Matrix Computations ; Levitated Optomechanics; Exploring Compositional Space to Predict and Evolve Multi-Principal Element Alloys; Guaranteed Performance of Multibody Control Systems.

Young Faculty Award (YFA). DARPA - Defense Sciences Office. Deadline: 12/4/17. Synopsis: This YFA will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research directions in the context of enabling transformative DoD capabilities.

Electronics Resurgence Initiative: Page 3 Investments Architectures Thrust. DARPA - Microsystems Technology Office. Deadline: 12/6/17. Synopsis:DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of novel computing architectures.

Energy Department

High-Energy-Density Laboratory Plasma Science. Deadline: 10/1/17 for letters of intent, 11/15/17 for applications. Synopsis: Areas of interest are: HED Hydrodynamics; Radiation-Dominated Dynamics and Material Properties; Magnetized HED Plasma Physics; Nonlinear Optics of Plasmas and Laser-Plasma Interactions; Relativistic HED Plasmas and Intense Beam Physics; Warm Dense Matter; High-Z, Multiply Ionized HED Atomic Physics; Diagnostics for HED Laboratory Plasmas.

Nonproliferation & Arms Control Program Studies, Training, & Outreach. NNSA. Deadline: 10/2/17. Synopsis: The DOE National Nuclear Security Administration is soliciting applications for program studies, training and outreach needs.

Innovative Natural-Gas Technologies for Efficiency Gain in Reliable and Affordable Thermochemical Electricity Generation (INTEGRATE). ARPA-E. Deadline: 10/3/17 for concept papers. Synopsis: The INTEGRATE program will focus on hybrid system designs that integrate a fuel cell with a heat or reactive engine for ultra-high efficiency at competitive costs.

Fossil Fuel Large-Scale Pilots. NETL. Deadline: 10/19/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications for projects to design, construct, and operate large-scale pilots of transformational coal technologies aimed at enabling step change improvements in coal powered system performance, efficiency, and cost of electricity.

Design and Testing of Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies. NETL. Deadline: 10/31/17. Synopsis: The objectives are to continue the development of carbon capture technologies to either the engineering scale or to a commercial design.

Generation 3 Concentrating Solar Power Systems. Deadline: 11/3/7 for concept papers, 1/19/18 for applications. Synopsis: This program funds applied research and development to enable the reduction of the levelized cost of electricity generated by concentrating solar power to 6 ¢/kWh-electric or less, without subsidies.

Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts and Early - Stage Research for Large - Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21). NIH. Deadline: 10/26/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications for unique and innovative technologies that are in an even earlier stage of development than that sought in other FOAs.

Novel and Innovative Tools to Facilitate Identification, Tracking, Manipulation, and Analysis of Glycans and their Functions (U01). NIH. Deadline: 10/27/17. 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.

Innovative Adaptations to Simplify Existing Technologies for Manipulation and Analysis of Glycans (U01). NIH. Deadline: 10/27/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits development of innovative adaptations of existing technologies to enable their use for readily identifying, manipulating, or analyzing glycans and their biological binding partners.

Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) (K12). NICHD. Deadline: 10/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide career development support for obstetricians and gynecologists who have completed their clinical training, and who are committed to a career conducting basic science research in an academic setting.

Centers of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research (CEER) (RM1). NHGRI. Deadline: 10/31/17. Synopsis: The CEER Program is designed to support the establishment of sustainable trans-disciplinary research teams with the expertise and flexibility to anticipate, conduct research on, and quickly address a range of cutting edge ethical, legal, and social issues related to genetics and genomics.

Center for Identification and Study of Individuals with Atypical Diabetes Mellitus (U54). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for a Center for Identification and Study of Individuals with Atypical Diabetes Mellitus.

Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Aggregating and Mining Existing Data Sets for Secondary Analyses (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to leverage data from existing research on suicide risk and behaviors as well as social media and healthcare records data, by encouraging the integration of existing data sets for novel secondary analyses aimed at identifying potential biological, experiential, and other predictors and moderators of suicide risk.

Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to support efforts focused on linking pertinent data from healthcare system record to mortality data so that a more accurate understanding of the risk factors for, and the burden of, suicide among those seen in structured healthcare settings can be discerned.

Mobile Monitoring of Cognitive Change (U2C). NIA. Deadline: 11/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to design and implement research infrastructure that will enable the monitoring of cognitive abilities and age, state, context, or health condition-related changes in cognitive abilities on mobile devices.

Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R01) (R21). NIH. Deadline: 11/7/17. Synopsis: This FOA supports innovative, collaborative research projects between U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) scientists, on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs.

Central Neural Mechanisms of Age-Related Hearing Loss (R01). NIA, NIDCD. Deadline: 11/8/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage basic or clinical research applications that investigate central neural mechanisms of age-related hearing loss in older adults and/or in relevant animal models.

The NHGRI Genomic Data Science Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL) (U24). Deadline: 11/9/17. Synopsis: The AnVIL aims to create an interoperable resource for the research community by co-locating data, storage and computing infrastructure with commonly used services and tools for analyzing and sharing data.

Fusion Oncoproteins in Childhood Cancers (FusOnC2) Consortium (U54). NCI. Deadline: 11/15/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to promote research on fusion oncoproteins in childhood cancers.

Clinical and Epidemiological Research on Chronic Disease in the Caribbean (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 11/15/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support US-Caribbean collaborative research to develop or extend cohort or surveillance studies on chronic disease in the Caribbean region that are aligned with existing publicly available US datasets.

Centers Without Walls for Collaborative Research in the Epilepsies: Functional Evaluation of Human Genetic Variants (U54). NINDs. Deadline: 11/15/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to accelerate the rate of progress in determining the functional, pharmacological, neuronal network and whole animal consequences of genetic variants discovered in patients with various types of epilepsy and to develop strategies for establishing diagnostic criteria and identifying potential targets for intervention.

Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (R01). NCI. Deadline: 11/21/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications for the development of innovative research projects in cancer nanotechnology.

CAPSTONE Centers for Multidisciplinary Research in Child Abuse and Neglect (P50). NICHD. Deadline: 11/27/17. Synopsis: This FOA calls for multidisciplinary centers to serve as the CAPSTONE for research on child abuse and neglect and to serve as a national resource for the field.

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Population, Clinical and Applied Prevention Research (R01) (R21). NIH. Deadline: 11/27/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support studies on electronic nicotine delivery systems that examine population-based, clinical and applied prevention of disease, including etiology of use, epidemiology of use, potential risks, benefits and impacts on other tobacco use behavior among different populations.

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): Basic Mechanisms of Health Effects (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (R21 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 11/27/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support basic research examining how ENDS aerosols affect normal and disease states relevant to human cells, tissues and organs.

NINR Exploratory Center (P20). Deadline: 11/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to plan and build new research teams in interdisciplinary, biobehavioral research for scientists conducting research in multiple complex chronic conditions in human adult populations.

NINR Center of Excellence (P30). Deadline: 11/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is enhance interdisciplinary, biobehavioral research for scientists conducting research in multiple complex chronic conditions in human adult populations.

Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIH. Deadline: 12/4/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.

Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/5/17. Synopsis: The overall purpose is to provide leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative research on a wide variety of topics relevant to the Institute’s mission.

Science of Behavior Change: Revision Applications for Use-inspired Research to Optimize Adherence, Behavior Change Interventions, and Outcomes (R01) (U01) (R34). NIH. Deadline: 12/5/17. Synopsis: The goal is to accelerate the adaptation, validation, and translation of SOBC Research Network assays for use in ongoing clinical trials.

Science of Behavior Change: Use-inspired Research to Optimize Adherence, Behavior Change Interventions, and Outcomes (R21). NIH. Deadline: 12/5/17. Synopsis: The goal is to leverage SOBC Measures Repository assays of putative targets in self-regulation, stress reactivity and stress resilience, and interpersonal and social processes domains.

Silencing of HIV-1 Proviruses (R61/R33). NIAID, NIDA, NIMH. Deadline: 12/6/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages exploratory and developmental bi-phasic research 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.

Systems Developmental Biology for Understanding Embryonic Development and the Ontogeny of Structural Birth Defects (R01). NICHD. Deadline: 12/6/17. Synopsis: The purpose of is to promote systems developmental biology.

NIAID Research Education Program (R25). Deadline: 12/6/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development, Research Experiences and Mentoring Activities.

Detection of HIV for Self-Testing (R61/R33). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 12/6/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support bi-phasic developmental, discovery-driven, or hypothesis-driven research focused on innovative strategies to detect HIV either within the first two weeks of infection or to monitor viral rebound after stopping or developing resistance to antiretroviral therapy.

NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research: Dynamic Neuroimmune Interactions in the Transition from Normal CNS Function to Disorders (R01). Deadline: 12/7/17. Synopsis: The goal is to transform our understanding of how dynamic interactions among multiple cell types involved in neuroimmune interactions mediate the transition from normal central nervous system function to disorder conditions.

BRAIN Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science (R01). NIH. Deadline: 12/7/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to support efforts addressing core ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain and resulting from emerging technologies and advancements supported by the BRAIN Initiative.

BRAIN Initiative: Tools to Facilitate High-Throughput Microconnectivity Analysis (R01). NIH. Deadline: 12/7/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage applications that will develop and validate tools and resources to facilitate the detailed analysis of brain microconnectivity.

Reducing Stigma to Improve HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care in Low and Middle- Income Countries (R21). FIC, NIMH. Deadline: 12/11/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate research on interventions to reduce HIV/AIDS-associated stigma and its impact on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and on the quality of life of People Living with HIV/AIDS.

Innovative Approaches or Technologies to Investigate Regional, Structural and Functional Heterogeneity of CNS Small Blood and Lymphatic Vessels (R01). NIH. Deadline: 12/11/17. Synopsis: This FOA will solicit research projects focused on the development of new technology and tools, or novel mechanistic studies, or a combination of mechanistic and technology development studies specific to central nervous system small blood and lymphatic vessels in health and disease, across the life span.

Human Studies of Target Identification, Biomarkers and Disease Mechanisms Specific to CNS Small Blood and Lymphatic Vessels (R01). NIH. Deadline: 12/11/17. Synopsis: This FOA will solicit research projects to facilitate the development and translation of tools and technology for non-invasive imaging and profiling of human central nervous system small blood and lymphatic vessels; to investigate their role in CNS physiology, disease, repair processes, and responses to therapy using novel approaches.

Exploiting Genomic or Nucleomic Information to Understand HIV Latency in Individuals with Substance Use Disorders (R61/R33). NIDA. Deadline: 12/13/17. Synopsis: This initiative will support exploratory projects that exploit HIV or host genomic or nucleomic information to understand HIV latency in individuals with substance use disorders.

Pharmacogenomics of Anti-retroviral Therapy in People Who Inject Drugs (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 12/14/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to identify genetic and epigenetic factors that affect the recovery of the CD4+ T cells in response to anti-retroviral therapy in HIV infected people who inject drugs infected.

Institutional Career Development Program in HIV-Related Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Research (K12). NHLBI. Deadline: 12/14/17. Synopsis: The goal is to encourage institutions to develop and sustain programs that support inter-disciplinary, intensive mentored research training and career development.

NINDS Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research (P50). Deadline: 12/15/17. Synopsis: The overarching goal 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.

HIV-associated neuropathic pain and opioid interaction (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 12/18/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote research investigating the underlying mechanisms by which opioids including prescription drugs exacerbate HIV-associated neuropathic pain.

Approaches to Identify and Care for Individuals with Inherited Cancer Syndromes (U01). NCI. Deadline: 1/9/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to increase case ascertainment and optimize delivery of evidence-based healthcare for individuals at high risk of cancer due to an inherited genetic susceptibility.

Partnerships for Countermeasures Against Select Pathogens (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 1/12/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit research applications for milestone-driven projects focused on preclinical development of lead candidate therapeutics, vaccines and related countermeasures against select NIAID Emerging Infectious Diseases/Pathogens.

Repurposing Target-Based Pharmaceutical Libraries for Discovery of Therapeutics against Eukaryotic Pathogens (R21/R33). NIAID. Deadline: 1/12/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to support screening of target-based pharmaceutical libraries to identify candidate therapeutics against select eukaryotic pathogens and subsequent preclinical development activities.

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research on E-Cigarettes (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 1/16/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate research on cardiovascular and pulmonary physiologic and health effects of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) exposure.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Learning Health Systems Mentored Career Development Program (K12). Deadline: 1/24/18. Synopsis: AHRQ, in partnership with PCORI, invites applications for funding to support institutional career development awards designed to train clinician and research scientists to conduct PCOR research within learning health systems focused on generation, adoption, and application of evidence in order to improve the quality and safety of care.

Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Biospecimen Access (X01). NIDA, FDA. Deadline: 1/31/18. Synopsis: This opportunity allows investigators to apply for access to the biospecimens from the PATH Study.

Biology Of Aging Dental, Oral And Craniofacial Tissues (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (R21 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed). NIDCR. Deadline: 1/31/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate collaborative research to understand the biological mechanisms of aging in dental, oral, and craniofacial tissues, as they relate to parallel processes in other tissues and organs.

Catalyst Award in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DP1- Clinical Trials Not Allowed). NIDDK. Deadline: 2/2/18. Synopsis: Catalyst-DEMD supports individual scientists who propose pioneering and possibly transforming studies in DEMD topic areas.

BRAIN Initiative: Research Resource Grants for Technology Integration and Dissemination (U24) - Clinical Trial Not Allowed. NIH. Deadline: 2/9/18. Synopsis: This FOA supports efforts to disseminate resources and to integrate them into neuroscience research practice.

High Impact Neuroscience Research Resource Grants (R24) - Clinical Trial Not Allowed. NINDS. Deadline: 2/9/18. Synopsis: This FOA supports high impact efforts to make resources available to neuroscience researchers.

CREATE Bio Optimization Track for Biologics (U01). NINDS. Deadline: 2/13/18, 5/13/18 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA supports the optimization of potential therapeutic Biotechnology Products and Biologics for disorders identified under the NINDS mission.

Next Generation Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (NGM) (R61/R33 - Clinical Trials Optional). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 3/19/18. Synopsis: The objective is to support the development of new and innovative multipurpose prevention technologies.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

University Student Research Challenge (USRC) – A Pilot Project. Deadline: 10/16/17. Synopsis: The Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants for aeronautics projects that also raise cost sharing funds using crowdfunding platforms.

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.

ROSES 2017: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science. Deadline: Varies, through 6/1/18. Synopsis: The 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 Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

EAR Postdoctoral Fellowships (EAR-PF). Deadline: 10/25/17. Synopsis: The program supports researchers for a period of up to two years with fellowships that can be taken to the institution of their choice (including institutions abroad).

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY). Deadline: 10/25/17, 11/8/17, 12/7/17. Synopsis: The Division of Physics supports physics research and the preparation of future scientists in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of physics disciplines.

Division of Materials Research: Topical Materials Research Programs (DMR-TMRP). Deadline: 11/1/17. Synopsis: Research supported by DMR focuses on advancing fundamental understanding of materials, materials discovery, design, synthesis, characterization, properties, and materials-related phenomena.

Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC). Deadline: 11/6/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to invite research groups to submit requests for allocations of resources on the Blue Waters system.

Dear Colleague Letter: Announcement of an Effort to Expand the NSF INCLUDES National Network. Deadline: 11/13/17. Synopsis: NSF requests funding requests for Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER), Conferences and Workshops, and Supplements to existing NSF-funded grants.

Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12). Deadline: 11/14/17. Synopsis: The DRK-12 program invites proposals that address immediate challenges that are facing preK-12 STEM education as well as those that anticipate radically different structures and functions of preK-12 teaching and learning.

Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (MCB). Deadline: 11/20/17. Synopsis: MCB supports quantitative, mechanistic, predictive, and theory-driven fundamental research designed to promote understanding of complex living systems at the molecular, subcellular, and cellular levels.

Cyberlearning for Work at the Human-Technology Frontier. Deadline: 1/8/18. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund exploratory and synergistic research in learning technologies to prepare learners to excel in work at the human-technology frontier.

NSF/Intel Partnership on Foundational Microarchitecture Research (FoMR). Deadline: 1/12/18. Synopsis: FoMR will support transformative microarchitecture research targeting improvements in instructions per cycle.

State of California

2017 Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP). California Department of Food and Agriculture. Deadline: 9/25/17. Synopsis: The SCMP competitively funds projects to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops through collaborative, multi-state projects that address regional or national level specialty crop issues.

Delta Science Fellows Program. California Sea Grant. Deadline: 9/25/17. Synopsis: The program brings 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.

Pest Management Research Grant Program. California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Deadline: 9/29/17 for concepts, 12/13/17 for proposals. Synopsis: Projects must address issues pertinent to high-risk pesticide use in California and all field work must be conducted in California, or under California-like conditions.

Advancing the Resilience and Environmental Performance of California’s Electricity System. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 10/9/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to fund Applied Research and Development projects that reduce the environmental and public health impacts of electricity generation and make the electricity system less vulnerable to climate impacts.

Improving Natural Gas Energy Efficiency, Waste Heat-to-Power, and Near-Zero Emission Distributed Generation Systems. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 10/10/17, 12/19/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund industrial energy efficiency and renewable energy and advanced generation research projects that focus on reducing natural gas use.

Renewable Intermediate Fuel Production for Jet Fuel in Heavy-Duty Transportation Sector. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 10/13/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research and pre-commercial demonstration of fungible low carbon fuels synthesis by providing funding for innovative, pre-commercial low-carbon fuel production processes that result in the development of bio-oil as an intermediate fuel.

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. California Department of Feed and Agriculture. Deadline: 10/13/17 for concept proposals. Synopsis: The SCBGP is designed to support all sectors of California’s specialty crop industry and improve the performance of California speci alty crops within local, domestic, and international markets.

Transformative Climate Communities Program - Implementation Grant. California Strategic Growth Council. Deadline: 10/18/17. Synopsis: The program funds projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the development and implementation of neighborhood-level transformative climate community plans.

California Coastal Conservancy Prop. 1 Grant Solicitation. Deadline: 10/31/17. Synopsis: Grants fund multi-benefit ecosystem and watershed protection and restoration projects. Priority project types include: water sustainability improvements, anadromous fish habitat enhancement, wetland restoration and urban greening.

Contra Costa County Fish and Wildlife Committee Propagation Fund. Deadline: 11/1/17 for draft proposals, 1/8/18 for applications. Synopsis: The Fish and Wildlife Committee strongly encourages applications related to: improving habitat, scientific research, public education, threatened and endangered species, resolving human/wildlife interaction issues.

Transformative Climate Communities Program - Planning Grant. California Strategic Growth Council. Deadline: 11/30/17. Synopsis: The program funds projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the development and implementation of neighborhood-level transformative climate community plans.

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

University of California

Student Technology Fund. UC Berkeley. Deadline: 10/10/17. Synopsis: Any student, faculty member, or staff member of UC Berkeley is eligible to submit a proposal for consideration by the Student Technology Fund Committee.

Translational Research Award. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/24/17 for letters of intent, 3/1/18 for applications. Synopsis: To distinguish translational research from other types of research funding, CBCRP requires applicants to present a critical path that maps how the project fits along a defined research continuum leading to practical applications.

Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Awards (IDEA). California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/24/17 for letters of intent, 3/1/18 for applications. Synopsis: This program supports speculative, exploratory, high-risk/high-reward projects with a primary focus on breast cancer.

UCLA Library Special Collections Short-term Research Fellowships. Deadline: 11/1/17. Synopsis: Thayer fellowships provide support for research in any collections administered by UCLA Library Special Collections. Rootenberg fellowships promotes the use of materials in History & Special Collections for the Sciences in UCLA Library Special Collections.

President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. UCOP. Deadline: 11/1/17. Synopsis: The program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC.

KITP Scholars. UC Santa Barbara. Deadline: 11/1/17. Synopsis: The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics supports visiting researchers in theoretical physics who are faculty at teaching intensive U.S. colleges.

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program of California (TRDRP) 2018 Call for Applications. UCOP. Deadline: 2/2/18 for letters of intent, 2/28/18 for applications. Synopsis: Funding supports investigators at eligible California institutions whose research contributes directly to the elimination of smoking and tobacco use and mitigates its human and economic costs in California.

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) Special Projects. UCOP. Deadline: Open after 1/18. Synopsis: Support can be requested for small scientific conferences to assess tobacco’s impact on California populations or to allow tobacco investigators to evaluate new and breaking trends in tobacco control or tobacco-related disease research..

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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