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.

The SPO web site has additional resources on funding program information. For help with searching for funding, please contact Shelley Sprandel (, 2-8122).

Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see Recently opened grants.

Minor Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project (IR-4). NIFA. Deadline: 2/18/15. Synopsis: The purpose of the IR-4 program is to enable the crop protection industry to provide safe, effective, and economical crop protection products for growers and consumers of minor/specialty crops. The IR-4 program provides the assistance needed to ensure that new and more effective crop protection products are developed and made available to minor/specialty crop producers. These efforts require effective collaborations among federal agencies, the crop protection industry, and land-grant colleges and universities. URL:

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. NIFA. Deadline: 3/13/15. Synopsis: NIFA requests applications f to support the development of educational outreach curricula, workshops, educational teams, training, and technical assistance programs to assist beginning farmers and ranchers in the United States and its territories with entering, establishing, building and managing successful farm and ranch enterprises. URL:

Defense Department

Accelerating the Development of Small Unit Decision Making (ADSUDM). ONR. Deadline: 2/11/15 for strongly encouraged white papers, 3/31/15 for proposals. Synopsis: ADSUDM will deliver new or improved capabilities in the following three areas: SUDM learning management, Situated, tailored, and automated simulation-based training and assessment, and Relevant tactical simulation training environments.URL:

Materials for Transduction (MATRIX). DARPA. Deadline: 2/19/15 for concept papers, 4/2/15 for proposals. Synopsis: The MATRIX program in DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office is seeking innovative ideas and novel approaches to achieve revolutionary transductional devices and capabilities using materials with energy conversion capabilities and/or strongly correlated properties. URL:

Near Zero Power RF and Sensor Operations. DARPA. Deadline: 2/20/15 for concept papers, 4/23/15 for proposals. Synopsis: DARPA seeks to transform the energy efficiency of unattended sensors through elimination or substantial reduction of the stand-by power consumed by the sensors while they await a signature of interest. The N-ZERO program aims to create intelligent sensors that can process and detect RF and physical sensor signatures, consume less than 10 nW of power, and attain a low false alarm rate of 1 per hour or better in an urban environment. URL:

Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative. Deadline: 2/23/15. Synopsis: The DoD MURI , one element of the University Research Initiative, is sponsored by the DoD research offices: the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. URL: (ARO)

Applied Research in Quantum Information Science. ONR. Deadline: 2/24/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to identify, understand, and resolve key issues associated with the operation of a free space optical quantum key distribution (QKD) system that functions in a maritime environment including the development and maturation of algorithms, protocols; and methods that resolve these issues; determine the performance of and demonstrate the capability of these algorithms, protocols and methods in order to understand their benefits and limitations; as well as to identify and provide technical solutions for performance barriers associated with supporting technologies such as single photon sources, detectors, and adaptive optics, needed to support operating in the context of a free space optical QKD system in the maritime environment. URL:

Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx). DARPA. Deadline: 2/25/15. Synopsis: The DARPA ElectRx program seeks innovative research proposals for creating closed-loop neuromodulation systems that utilize innate neurophysiological circuits to achieve therapeutic benefits. To achieve this goal, ElectRx will simultaneously drive biological understanding and technology development. Specifically, ElectRx is looking to develop and leverage fundamental understanding of the anatomy and physiology of neural circuits in the spinal cord or peripheral nerves that mediate health status. URL:

Enabling Quantification of Uncertainty in Physical Systems (EQUiPS). DARPA. Deadline: 2/25/15. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) methods for large-scale DoD systems. URL:

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Education, Outreach, and Workforce Program (STEM). ONR. Deadline: 2/28/15 for white papers, 9/30/15 for proposals. Synopsis: While this announcement is relevant for any stage of the STEM pipeline, for FY15, funding efforts will be targeted primarily towards High School, Post-Secondary education, and outreach designed to enhance the DoN (or Naval) STEM workforce and its mission readiness. URL:

Fiscal Year 2015 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (YIP). Deadline: 3/4/15. Synopsis: ONR's Young Investigator Program seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment, have begun their first appointment on or after 01 Nov 2009, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. URL:

International Technology Alliance. Dept of the Army -- Materiel Command. Deadline: 4/15/15 for white papers, 8/31/15 for invited proposals. Synopsis: The purpose of this US ARL and UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory ITA Program Announcement is to solicit offers that will help to fulfill the research and development goals of the US Department of Army and UK Ministry of Defence. This PA announces a new and innovative opportunity for cooperation between the US and the UK in the area of Distributed Analytics and Information Science (DAIS). The DAIS ITA Program is comprised of two components: (1) the Basic Research Component and (2) the Technology Transition Component. URL:

Biological Technologies EZ. DARPA Biological Technologies Office (BTO). Deadline: 5/21/15 for strongly encouraged abstracts, 7/23/15 for proposals. Synopsis: Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer sciences. BTO seeks unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge assumptions, and have the potential to radically change established practice, lead to extraordinary outcomes, and create entirely new fields. URL:

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Research Initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School. Deadline: 7/31/15. Synopsis: The NPS is interested in receiving proposals for research initiatives across a spectrum of science and engineering, business, politics and public/foreign policy, operational and information sciences, and interdisciplinary disciplines that are in line with the NPS’ graduate education and research mission. URL:

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. URL:

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. URL:

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. URL:

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. URL:

Methods and Technologies for Personalized Learning, Modeling and Assessment. Air Force Research Lab. Deadline: 11/15/19 for white papers. Synopsis: This program deals with science and technology development, experimentation, and demonstration in the areas of improving and personalizing individual, team, and larger group instructional training methods for airmen. The approaches relate to competency definition and requirements analysis, training and rehearsal strategies, and models and environments that support learning and proficiency achievement and sustainment during non-practice of under novel contexts. URL:

Energy Department

OPEN 2015. ARPA-E. Deadline: 2/20/15 for required notices of intent, 2/27/15 for required concept papers. Synopsis: The objective is to support the development of potentially disruptive new technologies across the full spectrum of energy applications. Areas of research responsive to this FOA include: electricity generation by both renewable and non-renewable means; electricity transmission, storage, and distribution; energy efficiency for buildings, manufacturing and commerce, and personal use; and all aspects of transportation. URL:

Lab & Bench-Scale Applications for R&D of Transformational CO2 Capture. National Energy Technology Laboratory. Deadline: 3/9/15. Synopsis: This Funding Opportunity Announcement seeks to develop transformational technologies for CO2 capture and purification at the lab scale, Technology Readiness Level TRL 3-4, through bench scale, TRL 5, for PC and IGCC power plants, and the transfer and or creation of solutions for coal-relevant, low concentration CO2 sources in the range of 1-5 percent CO2 that will expand the application of CO2 capture to more challenging, yet significant, sources of CO2. URL:

Enabling Technologies for Advanced Combustion Systems (ACS). National Energy Technology Laboratory. Deadline: 3/13/15. Synopsis: The objective is to enable further development of technologies for up-scaling chemical looping and oxy-combustion in order to make continued progress toward ACS programmatic performance and cost goals through evaluation of novel combustion concepts and applied research and design. URL:

Topical Collaborations in Nuclear Theory. Deadline: 3/20/15 for required letters of intent, 4/30/15 for applications. Synopsis: The Office of Nuclear Physics in the DOE Office of Science announces its interest in receiving proposals for Topical Collaborations in Nuclear Theory. URL:

Transitional Technology Development to Enable Highly Efficient Power Systems with Carbon Management. National Energy Technology Laboratory. Deadline: 3/30/15. Synopsis: NETL is seeking innovative research and development of the key crosscutting technologies (sensors and controls, high performance materials, simulation based engineering, and water management research) to enable development of next generation advanced energy systems. URL:

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. URL:

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. URL:

Health and Human Services Department

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

BRAIN Initiative: New Technologies and Novel Approaches for Large-Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (U01). NIH. Deadline: 2/10/15. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications for proof-of-concept testing and development of new technologies and novel approaches for large scale recording and manipulation of neural activity, to enable transformative understanding of dynamic signaling in the nervous system. URL:

BRAIN Initiative: Optimization of Transformative Technologies for Large Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (U01). NIH. Deadline: 2/10/15. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications for the optimization of existing and emerging technologies and approaches that have potential to address major challenges associated with recording and manipulating neural activity, at or near cellular resolution, at multiple spatial and temporal scales, in any region and throughout the entire depth of the brain. URL:

BRAIN Initiative: Integrated Approaches to Understanding Circuit Function in the Nervous System (U01). NIH. Deadline: 2/10/15. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications for exploratory research studies that use new and emerging methods for large scale recording and manipulation of neural circuits across multiple brain regions. URL:

Vascular Dysfunction in the Pathogenesis of Severe Malaria (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/13/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications that propose collaborative studies to address the role of vascular activation and dysfunction in the pathogenesis of severe malaria. URL:

Collaborative Activities to Promote Metabolomics Research (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 2/13/15. Synopsis: This FOA supports supplemental funds to current NIH-funded research projects for new interactive collaborations between basic or clinical researchers and metabolomics experts to add a metabolomics approach to the existing Research Strategy for the project. URL:

Short-Term Research Education Program to Increase Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/18/15. Synopsis: The goal of this NHLBI R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce in the mission areas of importance to NHLBI. URL:

T32 Training Program for Institutions That Promote Diversity (T32). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/18/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to enhance the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematologic and sleep disorders research across the career development continuum. URL:

NINDS Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research (P50). NINDS. Deadline: 2/18/15. 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. URL:

Mentored Career Development Award to Promote Faculty Diversity in Biomedical Research (K01). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/18/15, 4/14/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA is targeted toward individuals whose basic, clinical, and translational research interests are grounded in the advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to solve problems related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, and hematologic diseases and sleep disorders in the general and health disparities populations. URL:

Novel Tools to Assess Human Placental Structure and Function (R01). NICHD. Deadline: 2/19/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites grant applications for research directed at development of safe, real-time, non-invasive (or minimally invasive), in vivo methods to assess the development and function of the human placenta across gestation. URL: (R01), (R21)

Empirical Research on Ethical Issues Related to Central IRBs and Consent for Research Using Clinical Records and Data (R01). NIH. Deadline: 2/19/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage applications to explore two timely issues of significance for policy development relevant to: 1) the principles and characteristics for central Institutional Review Boards (IRBs); and 2) consent and participant preferences for research using clinical records and data. URL:

NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13). Deadline: 2/20/15. Synopsis: Grants are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences. URL:

Stem Cell-Derived Blood Products for Therapeutic Use (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/20/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support research addressing remaining scientific questions to enable and accelerate the use of stem cell-derived blood products as therapeutics. URL:

Non-Traditional Therapeutics that Limit Antibacterial Resistance (R21/R33). NIAID. Deadline: 2/23/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications for early-stage translational research projects focused on discovery and development of novel non-traditional therapeutics that provide alternative treatment modalities for infected patients and address the growing health care threat of increasing antibiotic resistance. URL:

Nuclear Organization and Function Interdisciplinary Consortium (NOFIC)(U54). NIH. Deadline: 2/23/15. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to establish technology-development and data-production centers whose mission will be to develop, benchmark, standardize, and validate the next generation of high-throughput technologies that can produce three dimensional physical and functional maps of mammalian genomes, develop predictive models of mammalian genome structure-function relationships, and test the relevance of new nuclear organizational principles within the context of specific biological paradigms and systems. URL:

Brain Somatic Mosaicism and its Role in Psychiatric Disorders (Collaborative U01). NIMH. Deadline: 2/24/15, 10/23/15. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to support applications exploring the extent of somatic variations across different brain regions in one or more psychiatric disorders using state-of-the-art genomic, computational, single-cell and other relevant approaches. This FOA should be used when two or more collaborating sites are essential to complete the proposed research. URL:

Physical Sciences-Oncology Network (PS-ON): Physical Sciences-Oncology Projects (PS-OP) (U01). NCI, NIBIB, NICHD. Deadline: 2/26/15, 11/25/15. Synopsis: The goal of the PS-OPs is to foster the convergence of physical sciences approaches and perspectives with cancer research to advance our understanding of cancer biology and oncology by forming small transdisciplinary teams of physical scientists and cancer biologists/physician scientists. URL:

Consortium on Beta-cell Death and Survival (HIRN-CBDS) (UC4). NIDDK. Deadline: 3/3/15. Synopsis: This FOA requests applications for the development of medium- to high-throughput "omics" technologies that can be used to explore human pancreatic tissues with single cell- or near single cell- resolution. URL:

NIGMS Program of Administrative Supplements for Equipment. Deadline: 3/3/15. Synopsis: NIGMS announces the availability of funds for Administrative Supplements to NIGMS-funded R01, R37, P01, and U01 grants. These funds are intended for the purchase of single pieces of equipment whose requested direct costs are between $50,000 and $250,000. URL:

Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Global Health (UH2/UH3). NCI, NIBIB. Deadline: 3/6/15. Synopsis: The FOA solicits applications for projects to adapt, apply, and validate existing or emerging technologies into a new generation of user-friendly, low-cost devices or assays that are clinically comparable to currently used technologies for imaging, in vitro detection/diagnosis, prevention or treatment of cancers in humans living in LMICs. URL:

Consortium on the Neurobiology of Adolescent Drinking in Adulthood (NADIA) Research Projects (U01). NIAAA. Deadline: 3/6/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to support collaborative research projects (U01) focusing on research efforts across different research institutions investigating the consequences of repeated adolescent alcohol exposure on brain maturation and adult abilities. URL:

Consortium on the Neurobiology of Adolescent Drinking in Adulthood (NADIA) Administrative Resource U24). NIAAA. Deadline: 3/6/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits Administrative Resources -Cooperative Agreements (U24) to provide administrative support to the research projects (U01) as part of the NADIA consortium. URL:

Consortium on the Neurobiology of Adolescent Drinking in Adulthood (NADIA) Research Resource (U24). NIAAA. Deadline: 3/6/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits Research Resources -Cooperative Agreements (U24) to provide scientific (core) support to the research projects (U01) as part of the NADIA consortium. URL:

Predictive Multiscale Models for Biomedical, Biological, Behavioral, Environmental and Clinical Research (U01). NIH, DOE, FDA, NASA, NSF, ONR, ARO. Deadline: 3/9/15, 8/29/15, 9/29/15; standard dates for AIDS. Synopsis: The goal of this interagency FOA is to support the development of multiscale models to accelerate biological, biomedical, behavioral, environmental and clinical research. This FOA supports the development of non-standard modeling methods and experimental approaches to facilitate multiscale modeling, and active participation in community-driven activities through the Multiscale Modeling (MSM) Consortium. URL:

Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury (R01). CDC. Deadline: 3/16/15. Synopsis: The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is soliciting research that will help expand and advance knowledge in three areas: 1) how best to disseminate, implement, and translate evidence-based primary prevention strategies, programs, and policies designed to reduce youth violence; 2) what works to prevent violence by rigorously evaluating primary prevention strategies, programs, and policies; and 3) research to determine ways to effectively prevent serious and lethal interpersonal or self-directed violence. URL:

Grants to Enhance Food Safety: National Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program (U18). FDA. Deadline: 3/16/15. Synopsis: FDA requests applications to address the needs of small and medium-sized farms, beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, small processors, or small fresh fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers, especially as they relate to the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). URL:

NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative Research Education: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Data Management for Biomedical Big Data (R25). Deadline: 3/17/15. Synopsis: This FOA will focus on Curriculum or Methods Development. In particular, this FOA seeks applications for development of an open, online educational resource. URL:

NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative Research Education: Open Educational Resources for Sharing, Annotating and Curating Biomedical Big Data (R25). Deadline: 3/17/15. Synopsis: This FOA will focus on Curriculum or Methods Development. In particular, this FOA seeks applications for development of open educational resources. URL:

NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Biomedical Data Science Training Coordination Center (U24). Deadline: 3/17/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications for a coordination center that will narrow the gap between the availability of biomedical big data and the ability of biomedical scientists to effectively utilize such data accurately, effectively, and efficiently. URL:

Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies for Cancer Research (R21). NCI. Deadline: 3/17/15, 6/17/15, 9/22/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits grant applications proposing exploratory research focused on the inception and early-stage development of highly innovative molecular or cellular analysis technologies for basic and clinical cancer research. URL:

Advanced Development and Validation of Emerging Molecular Analysis Technologies for Cancer Research (R33). NCI. Deadline: 3/17/15, 6/17/15, 9/22/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits grant applications proposing research projects on the advanced development of emerging molecular and cellular analysis technologies and validation in an appropriate cancer-relevant biological system. URL:

Innovative Technologies for Cancer-Relevant Biospecimen Science (R21). NCI. Deadline: 3/17/15, 6/17/15, 9/22/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits grant applications proposing exploratory research projects on the inception and early-stage development of technologies that address issues related to pre-analytical degradation of targeted analytes during the collection, processing, handling, and storage of cancer-relevant biospecimens. URL:

Advanced Development and Validation of Emerging Technologies for Cancer-Relevant Biospecimen Science (R33) NCI. Deadline: 3/17/15, 6/17/15, 9/22/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits grant applications proposing research projects on the advanced development and validation of technologies that address issues related to pre-analytical degradation of targeted analytes during the collection, processing, handling, and storage of cancer-relevant biospecimens. URL:

Improving Diabetes Management in Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes (DP3). NIDDK. Deadline: 3/18/15. Synopsis: The goal is to support research to develop, refine, and pilot test innovative strategies to improve diabetes management in young children with type 1 diabetes. URL:

BRAIN Initiative: Planning for Next Generation Human Brain Imaging (R24). NIH. Deadline: 3/18/15. Synopsis: This FOA aims to support planning activities and the initial stages of development of entirely new or next generation brain imaging technologies and methods that will lead to transformative advances in our understanding of the human brain. URL:

BRAIN Initiative: Development and Validation of Novel Tools to Analyze Cell-Specific and Circuit-Specific Processes in the Brain (U01). NIH. Deadline: 3/18/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this BRAIN Initiative is to encourage applications that will develop and validate novel tools to facilitate the detailed analysis of complex circuits and provide insights into cellular interactions that underlie brain function. URL:

BRAIN Initiative: Short Courses in Research Tools and Methods (R25). NIH. Deadline: 3/18/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development that will build participants’ foundational knowledge and skills in the rigorous use of state-of-the art scientific tools and methods that contribute to, and are developed in response to, the major goals of the BRAIN Initiative. URL:

BRAIN Initiative: Short Courses in Computational Neuroscience (R25). NIH. Deadline: 3/18/15. 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. URL:

Type 1 Diabetes Complications IMPACT Award (DP3). NIDDK. Deadline: 3/19/15. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research applications proposing innovative studies focused on major obstacles to developing therapeutic approaches for complications of Type 1 Diabetes. URL:

NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing Diversity in Biomedical Data Science (R25). Deadline: 3/19/15. Synopsis: The R25 supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this BD2K R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on research experiences and curriculum development. URL:

NIH Science of Behavior Change Resource and Coordinating Center (U24). Deadline: 3/20/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support the NIH Science of Behavior Change Resource and Coordinating Center, which will coordinate the activities of between five and nine UH2/UH3 Target Validation Projects. URL:

Science of Behavior Change: Assay Development and Validation for Interpersonal and Social Processes Targets (UH2/UH3). NIH. Deadline: 3/20/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to support a collaborative research infrastructure involving an interdisciplinary team of basic and clinical scientists to develop the foundation for an experimental medicine approach to behavior change. URL:

Science of Behavior Change: Assay Development and Validation for Stress Reactivity and Stress Resilience Targets (UH2/UH3). NIH. Deadline: 3/20/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to support a collaborative research infrastructure involving an interdisciplinary team of basic and clinical scientists to develop the foundation for an experimental medicine approach to behavior change. URL:

Science of Behavior Change: Assay Development and Validation for Self-Regulation Targets (UH2/UH3). NIH. Deadline: 3/20/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to support a collaborative research infrastructure involving an interdisciplinary team of basic and clinical scientists to develop the foundation for an experimental medicine approach to behavior change. URL:

Developmental Centers for Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology (P20). NIDDK. Deadline: 3/25/15. Synopsis: The intent of this Program is to further advance research in benign urology by facilitating resources sharing and building research teams. URL:

George M. O’Brien Urology Cooperative Research Centers Program (U54). NIDDK. Deadline: 3/25/15. Synopsis: This program will provide a coordinated platform for multidisciplinary interactions between basic and clinical scientists with the overall goal of understanding the etiology and development of benign urologic diseases and disorders, and providing a collaborative venue to design better treatments, diagnostics, and prevention strategies for these disease conditions within the NIDDK mission interests. URL:

Innovative Measures of Oral Medication Adherence for HIV Treatment and Prevention (R01). NIAID, NIMHD. Deadline: 3/25/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits innovative research applications that seek to advance the development of bioanalytical assays, pill ingestion sensors, drug metabolite and taggant detection systems, or wireless technologic approaches for monitoring and improving adherence to oral antiretroviral therapy (ART) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). URL:

Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource (P2C). NICHD, NINDS, NIBIB. Deadline: 3/25/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites grant applications that propose to build research infrastructure to promote external collaboration with the medical rehabilitation community. The aim is to create a national network of research cores that provide access to collateral expertise in biomedical, behavioral, engineering, and/or psychosocial fields that is particularly relevant to medical rehabilitation research. URL:

The Human Placenta Project: Developing Paradigm-Shifting Innovations for in vivo Human Placental Assessment (U34). NICHD. Deadline: 3/31/15. Synopsis: This funding opportunity announcement aims to support the initial stages of development of entirely new or next-generation placental imaging and assessment technologies and methods that will increase our capability to safely assess human placental structure and function in vivo throughout gestation. URL:

Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE) (U54). NCI. Deadline: 4/1/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites cooperative agreement (U54) applications for the implementation of Comprehensive Partnerships between institutions serving underserved health disparity populations and underrepresented students (ISUPS) and NCI-designated Cancer Centers. URL:

Core Infrastructure and Methodological Research for Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (U01). NCI. Deadline: 4/1/15, 7/8/15, 11/10/15. Synopsis: The FOA invites grant applications for targeted infrastructure support of the core functions of Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (CECs) and methodological research. URL:

Novel Assays to Address Translational Gaps in Treatment Development (UH2/UH3). NIMH. Deadline: 4/3/15. Synopsis: The FOA will support development, optimization and evaluation of brain based assays in both preclinical species and in healthy humans and the evaluation of assay performance in response to carefully selected chemical, physiological, or behavioral manipulations. URL:

Studies of HIV in Digestive Diseases Limited to Gastrointestinal Mucosal Immunology and Liver Diseases (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 4/7/15. Synopsis: The goal is to support innovative research with human subjects to elucidate the role of gastrointestinal mucosal immunity during HIV infection, to evaluate pathophysiologic mechanisms of injury to the liver and the biliary system during HIV infection, and to conduct epidemiological studies of liver diseases and disorders in HIV patients. URL:

Targeting Persistent HIV Reservoirs (TaPHIR) (R21/R33). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 4/7/15. Synopsis: Novel approaches are sought to efficiently monitor and specifically target reservoirs of latently infected cells to facilitate the testing of strategies to cure HIV infection in vivo. URL:

Innovative Research in HIV in Kidney, Urology and Hematology (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 4/9/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications for innovative research projects examining the basic and clinical aspects of HIV infection, treatment, and long-term sequelae as they relate to the mission of the Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases. URL:

Elucidating HIV and HIV-treatment Associated Metabolic/Endocrine Dysfunction (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 4/9/15. Synopsis: The goal is to support innovative research in humans to elucidate the role of HIV infection, including relevant host conditions or antiretroviral therapy, on metabolic and endocrine dysfunction, as well as to support innovative research delineating the pathophysiology, etiology, risk or protective factors, and potential strategies to prevent, treat, or reverse endocrine and metabolic dysfunction in HIV-infected individuals. URL:

Integration of Infectious Diseases and Substance Abuse Intervention Services for Individuals Living with HIV (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 4/14/15. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to develop and test organizational and systems level interventions to determine how best to provide comprehensive, high quality, integrated, sustainable, cost-effective interventions to improve the health outcomes of PLWH with substance use disorders and other comorbid conditions. URL:

Seek, Test, Treat and Retain For Youth and Young Adults Living with or at High Risk for Acquiring HIV (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 4/14/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to examine delivery models of HIV-focused services (testing, linkage, engagement and retention in care) for high risk or already HIV+ infected youth and young adults. URL:

Exploratory Technologies to Understand the Control of Organ Function by the Peripheral Nervous System for SPARC (U18). NIH. Deadline: 4/14/15. Synopsis: The specific goal of this FOA is to promote exploratory studies to develop new and/or enhance existing tools and technologies tailored to elucidate the neurobiology and neurophysiology underlying autonomic control of internal organs in health or disease, which will ultimately inform next generation neuromodulation therapies. URL:

Metabolomics Core for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) (U01). NIH. Deadline: 4/15/15. Synopsis: This FOA is to establish a Metabolomics Core to augment clinical and laboratory findings of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) and to assist the Network in the diagnosis of patients with undiagnosed diseases. URL:

Identification of Novel Targets and Pathways Mediating Weight Loss, Diabetes Resolution and Related Metabolic Disease after Bariatric Surgery in Humans (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 4/16/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support applications that address the mechanisms by which novel, unexplored targets and pathways, or known targets, mediate the sustained weight loss, diabetes resolution and improvements in other obesity-related metabolic diseases reported following bariatric surgery in humans. URL:

Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of Bariatric Surgery (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 4/16/15. Synopsis: This FOA will support research to measure psychosocial and behavioral variables in individuals undergoing bariatric surgery to understand how they predict success and risk and examine mechanisms of behavior change. URL:

Phase I Research on Research Integrity. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. Deadline: 4/20/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to foster innovative approaches to empirical research on societal, organizational, group, and individual factors that affect, both positively and negatively, integrity in research. URL:

Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease prevention in Native American Populations (R01). NIH. 5/12/15, 8/24/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: The purpose is to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions in Native American populations. URL:

NEI Institutional Mentored Physician Scientist Award [K12]. Deadline: 5/14/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage institutions to propose creative and innovative institutional research career development programs which prepare clinically-trained vision scientists for independent research careers. URL:

Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (R35). NIGMS. Deadline: 5/20/15. Synopsis: The Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) is a grant to provide support for all of the research in an investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS. The purpose of this FOA is to test the feasibility of this grant mechanism through a pilot program with restricted eligibility. This FOA targets investigators who received either two or more R01 equivalent awards (defined here as R01, R37, DP1, or DP2 awards), or a single award of greater than $400,000 direct costs, from NIGMS in FY2013 or 2014, and with support for one or more of their awards expiring in FY2016 or 2017. PD/PIs must be able to devote 51% of their research effort to the MIRA, not including effort expended toward teaching, administration and/or clinical duties.URL:

NIA Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer's Disease (U54). NIA, NIDDK. Deadline: 6/3/15. Synopsis: The Coordinating Center will serve as the focal point for ADSP replication phase joint data analysis, harmonization, and sharing. URL:

Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) Replication Phase Analysis Studies (U01). NIA. Deadline: 6/3/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications specific to targeted sequencing, genotyping, and data analysis in the Replication Phase of the Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project. URL:

Exploratory/Developmental Grants Program for Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R21). NCI. Deadline: 6/17/15, 11/17/15. Synopsis: This FOA encourages grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic research studies into the biological/genetic causes and mechanisms of cancer health disparities. URL:

Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities (R01) . NCI. Deadline: 6/17/15, 11/17/15. Synopsis: This FOA encourages grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic, mechanistic research into the biological/genetic causes of cancer health disparities. URL:

Exploratory Grant Award to Promote Workforce Diversity in Basic Cancer Research (R21). NCI. Deadline: 6/22/15, 11/30/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to enhance the diversity of the NCI-funded research workforce by supporting and recruiting eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences workforce. URL:

Pharmacogenomics of Orofacial Pain Management (R01). NIDCR. Deadline: 6/24/15. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to encourage research on the genetic basis of variability in therapeutic drug responses and adverse events in individuals with painful conditions of the dental, and orofacial region. URL:

Systems Biology and Antibacterial Resistance (U01). NIAID. Deadline: 7/9/15. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications that use a multi-disciplinary systems biology approach to study the molecular interaction networks of the pathogen and the host in association with antibacterial resistance or in response to treatment of antibacterial resistant infections. URL:

Cutting-Edge Basic Research Awards (CEBRA) (R21). NIDA. Deadline: 8/20/15, 12/18/15. Synopsis: CEBRA is designed to foster highly innovative or conceptually creative research related to drug abuse and addiction and how to prevent and treat them. URL:

Justice Department

National Institute of Justice Funding Opportunities. Deadline: varies. Synopsis: NIJ funds a variety of programs. Solicitations include Data Resources: Funding for the Analysis of Existing Data, Social Science Research on Forensic Science, Research and Evaluation on International Organized Crime, Research and Evaluation in Justice Systems, Research and Evaluation in Crime Control and Prevention, Research on Violence and Victimization Across the Life-Span. URL:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) - 2014. Deadline: Varies, through 4/30/15. Synopsis: This NASA Research Announcement 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. URL:

Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO)-2014. Deadline: Varies, through 9/3/15. Synopsis: The HRP contains six Elements: Space Radiation, Human Health and Countermeasures, Exploration Medical Capability, Behavioral Health and Performance, Space Human Factors and Habitability, and International Space Station Medical Project. Fourteen disciplines or areas support the Program: Behavioral Health and Performance, Bone, Cardiovascular, Extravehicular Activity, Immunology, Medical Capabilities, Muscle, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Radiation, Sensorimotor, Advanced Food Technology, Advanced Environmental Health, and Space Human Factors Engineering. URL:

National Endowment for the Humanities

Digital Humanities Implementation Grants. Deadline: 2/18/15. Synopsis: This program is designed to fund the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field. URL:

Landmarks of American History and Culture: Workshops for School Teachers. Deadline: 2/24/15. Synopsis: The program supports a series of one-week residence-based workshops for a national audience of K-12 educators. Workshops use historic sites to address central themes and issues in American history, government, literature, art, music, and related subjects in the humanities. URL:

Summer Seminars and Institutes. Deadline: 2/24/15. Synopsis: These grants support faculty development programs in the humanities for school teachers and for college and university teachers. An NEH Summer Seminar or Institute may be hosted by a college, university, learned society, center for advanced study, library or other repository, cultural or professional organization, or school or school system. URL:

Public Scholar Program. Deadline: 3/3/15. Synopsis: The program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. The program is open to both individuals affiliated with scholarly institutions and independent scholars. URL:

Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities. Deadline: 3/10/15. Synopsis: These NEH grants support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. URL:

Humanities Open Book Program. NEH, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Deadline: 6/10/15. Synopsis: The program is designed to make outstanding out-of-print humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost ebook technology, the program will allow teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that have long been out of print. URL:

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Algorithms in the Field (AitF). Deadline: 2/9/15. Synopsis: Algorithms in the Field encourages closer collaboration between two groups of researchers: theoretical computer science researchers and applied researchers. Each proposal must have at least one co-PI interested in theoretical computer science and one interested in any of the other areas typically supported by CISE. URL:

Science of Science and Innovation Policy Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (SciSIP-DDRIG). Deadline: 2/9/15, 9/9/15. Synopsis: The SciSIP program supports research designed to advance the scientific basis of science and innovation policy. URL:

Engineering for Natural Hazards (ENH). Deadline: 2/17/15, 9/15/15. Synopsis: The goals of the ENH program are to prevent natural hazards from becoming disasters, and to broaden consideration of natural hazards independently to the consideration of the multi-hazard environment within which the constructed civil infrastructure exists. URL:

Research on the Science and Technology Enterprise: Statistics and Surveys - R&D, U.S. S&T Competitiveness, STEM Education, S&T Workforce. Deadline: 2/18/15. Synopsis: The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics invites proposals for individual or multi-investigator research projects, doctoral dissertation improvement awards, workshops, experimental research, survey research and data collection and dissemination projects. URL:

NSF/Intel Partnership on Visual and Experiential Computing (VEC). Deadline: 2/20/15. Synopsis: The goal of this joint solicitation between NSF and Intel is to foster novel, transformative, multidisciplinary approaches that promote research in VEC technologies, taking into consideration the various challenges present in this field. This solicitation aims to foster a research community committed to advancing research and education at the confluence of VEC technologies, and to transitioning its findings into practice. URL:

Resource Implementations for Data Intensive Research in the Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences (RIDIR). Deadline: 2/23/15. Synopsis: 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. URL:

Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES). Deadline: 2/24/15. Synopsis: The program aims to advance interdisciplinary research in which the science and engineering of sustainability are enabled by new advances in computing, and in which computational innovation is grounded in the context of sustainability problems. URL:

Research Coordination Networks (RCN). Deadline: 3/2/15 for RCN-UBE & UBE Incubator Track, open for general RCN proposals. Synopsis: The goal of the RCN program is to advance a field or create new directions in research or education by supporting groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate their research, training and educational activities across disciplinary, organizational, geographic and international boundaries. Participating core programs in BIO, CISE, GEO, ENG, and SBE will accept General (non-targeted) RCN proposals. BIO is joined by EHR in the Undergraduate Biology Education (RCN-UBE) track. URL:

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Deadline: 3/17/15, 8/4/15. Synopsis: The Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 STEM teachers. The Program has four tracks: Track 1: The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends Track; Track 2: The NSF Teaching Fellowships Track; Track 3: The NSF Master Teaching Fellowships Track; and Track 4: Research on the Preparation, Recruitment, and Retention of K-12 STEM Teachers. URL:

Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes (CRISP). Deadline: 3/20/15. Synopsis: The CRISP solicitation seeks proposals with transformative ideas that will ensure interdependent critical infrastructure systems services are effective, efficient, dependable, adaptable, resilient, safe, and secure. Successful proposals are expected to study multiple infrastructures focusing on them as interdependent systems that deliver services, enabling a new interdisciplinary paradigm in infrastructure research. Proposals must broadly integrate across engineering, computer, information and computational science, and the social, behavioral and economic sciences. URL:

Campus Cyberinfrastructure - Data, Networking, and Innovation Program (CC*DNI). Deadline: 3/24/15. Synopsis: The CC*DNI program welcomes proposals in seven areas: (1) Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) - Multi-Campus/Multi-Institution Model Implementations; (2) Data Driven Networking Infrastructure for the Campus and Researcher; (3) Network Design and Implementation for Small Institutions; (4) Network Integration and Applied Innovation; (5) Campus CI Engineer; (6) Regional Coordination and Partnership in Advanced Networking; and (7) Instrument Networking. URL:

Genealogy of Life (GoLife). Deadline: 3/25/15. Synopsis: The goals of the program are to resolve the phylogenetic history of all life’s diverse forms and to integrate this genealogical architecture with underlying organismal and environmental data. URL:

Integrative Paleoanthropology Grants (IPG). Deadline: 4/2/15. Synopsis: The goal of the competition is to further innovative, integrative research to elucidate hominin biological and behavioral evolution. The particular focus is on long term processes within hominin evolution and how they relate to major questions of paleoanthropological significance. URL:

Dimensions of Biodiversity. Deadline: 4/9/15. Synopsis: This campaign promotes novel integrative approaches to fill the most substantial gaps in our understanding of the diversity of life on Earth. It takes a broad view of biodiversity, and focuses on the intersection of genetic, phylogenetic, and functional dimensions of biodiversity. URL:

STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C). Deadline: 4/14/15. Synopsis: STEM+C invites creative and innovative proposals that address emerging challenges in the learning and teaching of STEM and computing. The program offers proposers two tracks: (1) Integration of Computing in STEM Education and (2) Computing Education Knowledge and Capacity Building. URL:

Antarctic Research. Deadline: 4/15/15. Synopsis: The Antarctic Sciences Section supports research that expands fundamental knowledge of the region as well as research that relies on the unique characteristics of the Antarctic continent as a platform from which to support research. URL:

United States-Israel Collaboration in Computer Science (USICCS). Deadline: 4/16/15. Synopsis: The program supports research projects that develop new knowledge in the areas of theory of computing; algorithm design and analysis; design, verification, and evaluation of software systems; and revolutionary computing models based on emerging scientific ideas. URL:

Basic Research to Enable Agricultural Development (BREAD). Deadline: 4/27/15. Synopsis: In FY 2015, activities in two focus areas will be supported: (1) Developing High Throughput, Low Cost Phenotyping Tools and Devices to facilitate assessment of field-based phenotypes, especially for root and tuber crops, and (2) Advancing Basic Research in Crop Plants Relevant to Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries to develop critically needed sequence and functional genomics resources to enable basic and applied research in crop plants important for smallholder agriculture. URL:

Long Term Ecological Research (LTER). Deadline: 5/6/15. Synopsis: NSF invites proposals for a LTER National Communications Office. This office will coordinate research, education, and outreach programs across the current 25 LTER projects, communicate these activities to diverse audiences, and provide centralized representation of the LTER network to the broad scientific community and the public. URL:

State of California

California Energy Commission. Advancing Clean Energy from Biogas, Biomethane and Natural Gas. Deadline: 2/6/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund research, development and demonstration projects that address the barriers to increased market penetration of renewable energy, particularly biogas and biomethane, and natural gas fueled distributed generation, and combined heat and power systems. Topic A: Development and demonstration of affordable technologies and strategies for biogas cleanup and upgrading to biomethane or renewable natural gas for clean power generation. Topic B: Demonstration of bottoming cycle solutions as supplemental power generation for highly efficient use of natural gas. Topic C: Development and demonstration of micro-scale and other novel systems for small-scale combined cooling, heating and power applications. URL:

California Energy Commission. Roles, Impacts, and Integration Needs of Natural Gas Generation in California's Renewable Future. Deadline: 3/10/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to fund investigative work into the roles, impacts, and integration needs of natural gas in California’s future electricity grid. This solicitation will fund hydraulic simulation(s) of the pipeline system, focusing on pipeline segments impacted by load following and peaking plants used to regulate the integration of intermittent renewable electricity resources. URL:

University of California

UC Berkeley. France-Berkeley Fund 2015 Call for Projects. Deadline: 1/30/15. Synopsis: The FBF considers projects jointly submitted by a tenured/tenure-track professor or permanent researcher at UC Berkeley or UC Davis and a professor or researcher with a permanent affiliation with a French public research institution or institution of higher learning. Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded as seed money for new, innovative, bi-national collaborative research. Applications are welcome from all fields. URL:

UCLA Center for Seventeenth- & Eighteenth-Century Studies. Fellowships. Deadline: 2/1/15. Synopsis: Each year the Center offers a variety of fellowships to both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral scholars. URL:

UCSB SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind. SAGE Junior Research Fellowships. Deadline: 2/1/15. Synopsis: The Center is seeking a group of highly collaborative, interacting fellows who are willing to take different approaches to shared conceptual challenges. Qualified applicants should be able and will be encouraged to utilize the UCSB Brain Imaging Center. To be eligible, a candidate must have been awarded a doctoral degree or foreign equivalent within the past five years. URL:

UCLA Institute of American Cultures. Visiting Scholar and Visiting Researcher Program in Ethnic Studies. Deadline: 2/2/15. Synopsis: The Institute offers awards to visiting scholars/researchers to support research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os. It especially encourages applications that advance the understanding of new social and cultural realities occasioned by the dramatic population shifts of recent decades, including greater heterogeneity within ethnic groups and increased interethnic contact. URL:

UC Berkeley Center for Middle Eastern Studies. The Sultan Program in Arab Studies. Deadline: 2/6/15. Synopsis: The Sultan Program in Arab Studies is made possible through a generous endowment from the Sultan bin AbdulAziz Al-Saud Charity Foundation. The Sultan Program supports teaching, research, and public outreach on topics related to the Arab and Arab-Islamic world, with the overarching goal of promoting a deeper understanding of this important region at UC Berkeley and beyond. The program encompasses the social sciences, humanities, and professional fields, with a special emphasis on anthropology, sociology, architecture, history, literature, political science, and urban studies. URL:

University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). Residential Research Group Individual Fellowship – The History of Mortality: Interdisciplinary Approaches (Fall 2015). Deadline: 2/11/15. Synopsis: UCHRI invites individual applications from faculty, post-docs and graduate students across the disciplines interested in contributing to the Fall 2015 Residential Research Group Fellowship on the History of Mortality. URL:

University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). UCHRI Engaging Humanities Public Humanities Project Grants, 2015-16. Deadline: 2/11/15. Synopsis: UCHRI invites proposals for public humanities projects during the 2015-16 academic year. UC ladder rank faculty can apply. URL:

University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). UCHRI Working Groups 2015-16. Deadline: 2/11/15. Synopsis: UCHRI invites proposals for Multi-Campus Working Groups for the 2015-16 academic year. UC ladder rank faculty can apply. URL:

University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). UCHRI Multi-Campus Graduate Working Groups 2015-16. Deadline: 2/11/15. Synopsis: UCHRI invites graduate students to apply for a new funding opportunity for the 2015-16 academic year; the Multi-Campus Graduate Working Groups. UC Humanities PhD students in good standing, in conjunction with a faculty member who has agreed in advance to serve in the role of Principal Investigator (PI), can apply. URL:

University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). UC California Studies Consortium (UCCSC). 2015-16 Graduate Research Travel Grants. Deadline: 2/11/15. Synopsis: UCHRI) invites proposals for Graduate Research Travel Grants during the 2015-16 academic year. Grants assist advanced graduate students at UC campuses for travel and access to archives and collections for research in California Studies. URL:

UC Davis, Alzheimer's Disease Center. Pilot Grants. Deadline: 2/13/15. Synopsis: This funding mechanism is intended to give an investigator the opportunity to develop preliminary data sufficient for an application for independent research support. It is designed for postdoctoral (with faculty appointment by 7/1/2015) or junior faculty level investigators, but may be awarded to a more senior investigator who has experience in areas other than AD research, and who wants to work in the AD research field or who wants to try a new hypothesis, method or approach that is not an extension of ongoing AD research. URL:

UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS). Ahmanson Research Fellowships for the Study of Medieval and Renaissance Books and Manuscripts. Deadline: 3/2/15. Synopsis: The fellowships support the use of the extensive medieval and Renaissance monographic and manuscript holdings in the UCLA Library Special Collections. The fellowships will be awarded to graduate students or postdoctoral scholars. URL:

UC MEXUS-CONACYT. Grants for Collaborative Projects. Deadline: 3/2/15. Synopsis: The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) and El Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) are pleased to announce a call for proposals to provide seed funding to teams of UC and Mexican researchers with beginning projects in basic and applied collaborative research, instructional development, and public service and education projects that apply research to public issues. URL:

UC MEXUS - CONACYT. Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for Mexican Ph.D.s at University of California Campuses and for UC Ph.D.s at Mexican Institutions. Deadline: 3/2/15. Synopsis: Postdoctoral applicants will be considered who will be actively participating in a research project or training program at the host UC campus or Mexican institution, with an emphasis on using the stay to advance their own academic and professional development as well as to solidify future binational research ties and networks. URL:

University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). Medicine and Humanities: The Andrew Vincent White and Florence Wales White Graduate Student Scholarship 2015-16. Deadline: 3/4/15. Synopsis: UC graduate students working on a dissertation project in the Humanities and Medicine or in the Theoretical Social Sciences and Medicine can apply. URL:

UC Humanities Network. University of California President's Faculty Research Fellowships in the Humanities, 2015-16. Deadline: 3/18/15. Synopsis: The program provides UC faculty with fellowship support to carry out an extended research project, typically in conjunction with fellowship funds from extramural agencies, campus grants or salary supplements, and sabbatical leave. URL:

University of California Humanities Research Institute. UCHRI Humanists@Work Graduate Advisory Committee 2015-16. Deadline: 3/18/15. Synopsis: UCHRI invites proposals from humanities graduate students interested in participating in a new UC-wide initiative regarding careers alongside/outside the academy. URL:

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. URL:

UCOP. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). Special Projects. 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. URL:

UC Davis. Western Integrated Pest Management Center Request for Applications - Ongoing Special Issues. 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. The maximum amount of a request can be $5,000. URL:

Nonprofit and Other Agencies

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