Funding Program Announcements

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

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Agriculture Department

For NIFA solicitations, see Recently opened grants.

Commerce Department

JCSDA - 2015 Research in Satellite Data Assimilation for Numerical Environmental Prediction. NOAA. Deadline: 1/15/15. Synopsis: NOAA/NASA/DOD Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA) supports scientific development work in the following priority areas (1) Radiative transfer, (2) Clouds and precipitation data assimilation, (3) Advanced instruments data assimilation, (4) Land data assimilation, (5) Ocean data assimilation and (6) Air Composition data assimilation. URL:

Ocean Exploration 2015 Funding Opportunity. NOAA. Deadline: 1/29/15. Synopsis: NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration & Research seeks to enhance ocean exploration and scientific knowledge in the Arctic by encouraging use of the rich Arctic data set collected since 2003 in support of the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Project. OER is soliciting proposals that will bring together scientists from different disciplines to use innovative techniques (where feasible) to investigate unexplored and/or poorly known ocean areas and reveal new understandings and interpretations about our marine environment. URL:

Defense Department

Select Topics in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Office of Naval Research. Deadline: 12/11/14 for strongly encouraged white papers, 2/26/15 for proposals. Synopsis: ONR is interested in receiving proposals on the following research topics: Self-Assembly Error Detection and Analysis in Complex DNA Nanostructures; Electric Field Assisted Sintering of Ceramics; and Low Cost, Large Area Processing of Silicon Based Thin Film Solar Cells. URL:

Naval Platform Power and Energy. Office of Naval Research. Deadline: 12/22/14 for strongly encouraged white papers, 2/16/15 for proposals. Synopsis: This announcement represents a call for basic research topics under the heading “Naval Platform Power and Energy,” to be launched under ONR’s Long Range Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology 15-001. URL:

Amplitude Interferometer Research for Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) Space Situational Awareness (SSA). Air Force Research Lab. Deadline: 1/6/15. Synopsis: This FOA is soliciting proposals to facilitate advanced research and development of Interferometer research applications for SSA. The AFRL is seeking to understand whether a multi-telescope, optical, amplitude interferometer array provides an effective means to image GEO satellites. URL:

Innovative Systems for Military Missions. DARPA Tactical Technology Office. Deadline: 1/9/15 for executive summaries, 2/6/15 for white papers, 4/24/15 for proposals. Synopsis: This solicitation seeks system and subsystem level technologies that enable revolutionary improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the military. Novel concepts are sought in the following focus areas: Ground Systems, Maritime Systems, Air Systems, and Space Systems. URL:

2014 Broad Agency Announcement. Engineer Research and Development Center. Deadline: 1/31/15. Synopsis: The ERDC is responsible for conducting research in the broad fields of hydraulics, dredging, coastal engineering, instrumentation, oceanography, remote sensing, geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, soil effects, vehicle mobility, self-contained munitions, military engineering, geophysics, pavements, protective structures, aquatic plants, water quality, dredged material, treatment of hazardous waste, wetlands, physical/mechanical/ chemical properties of snow and other frozen precipitation, infrastructure and environmental issues for installations, computer science, telecommunications management, energy, facilities maintenance, materials and structures, engineering processes, environmental processes, land and heritage conservation, and ecological processes. 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:

Biological Technologies. DARPA Biological Technologies Office. Deadline: 4/30/15. 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. URL:

DSO Office-Wide. DARPA - Defense Sciences Office. Deadline: 5/1/15 for executive summaries, 5/18/15 for proposals abstracts, 6/16/15 for proposals. Synopsis: The mission of DSO is to identify and pursue high-risk/high-payoff research initiatives throughout a broad spectrum of science and engineering disciplines and to transform these initiatives into important, radically new military capabilities. 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:

Information Innovation Office (I2O) Office-Wide. DARPA. Deadline: 6/2/15 for abstracts, 7/15/15 for proposals. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Information Innovation Office (I2O). I2O explores game-changing technologies in the fields of information science and technology to anticipate and create rapid shifts in the complex national security landscape. Conflict can occur in traditional domains such as land, sea, air, and space, and in emerging domains such as cyber and other types of irregular warfare. 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:

Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) Office Wide BAA. DARPA. Deadline: 9/9/16. Synopsis: This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing MTO programs or other published BAA solicitations. URL:

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Academic Research Program. Deadline: 9/30/17. Synopsis: NGA welcomes all innovative ideas for path-breaking research that may advance the GEOINT mission. The NGA mission is to provide timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security objectives. GEOINT is the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. URL:

Open Innovation and Collaboration. Air Force Research Laboratory. Deadline: 7/12/19. Synopsis: This BAA will provide AFRL an acquisition tool with the flexibility to rapidly solicit proposals through Calls for Proposals and make awards to deliver innovative technical solutions to meet present and future compelling Air Force needs as ever-changing operational issues become known. Anticipated areas include: Materials, Manufacturing Processes, Aerospace Systems, Human Effectiveness, Sensors and Sensing Systems. URL:

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Airspace Integration. Air Force Research Laboratory. Deadline: 8/6/19. Synopsis: The objective of this effort is to conduct basic, applied, advanced and demonstration/validation research to develop, demonstrate, integrate and transition new UAS airspace integration technologies to the warfighter. Calls under this BAA will fall under six research areas: Airspace Integration; State Awareness and Real Time Response; Verification & Validation; Cooperative Intelligence; Surveillance and Reconnaissance; Automated Strike Integration and Safety Technologies. URL:

Night Vision Technologies. U.S. Army Communications, Electronics, Research, Development and Engineering Center. Deadline: Varies through 12/3/19. Synopsis: This BAA is intended solely to cover basic and applied research efforts in support of the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate. This BAA solicits proposals against a broad range of night vision technologies. The technologies have been divided into three sections: Science and Technology; Ground Combat Systems; and Modeling and Simulation. URL:

Education Department

OSERS-OSEP: Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities: Preparation of Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services Leadership Personnel. Deadline: 12/12/14. Synopsis: The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in serving those children. URL:

OSERS: OSEP: Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities: Stepping-up Technology Implementation. Deadline: 1/20/15. Synopsis: The purposes of the Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program are to: (1) Improve results for students with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support educational activities designed to be of educational value in the classroom for students with disabilities; (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom; and (4) provide accessible educational materials to students with disabilities in a timely manner. URL:

Energy Department

Building America Industry Partnerships for High Performance Housing Innovation. Deadline: 12/12/14 for required concept papers, 2/4/15 for applications. Synopsis: Selected teams will conduct R&D in real world houses, develop and implement solutions to three inter-related core technical challenges which are necessary to meet the program goals for both new and existing homes. Core technical challenges include: A) high performance, low risk building envelope assemblies and systems to achieve low heating and cooling loads; B) optimal comfort systems (HVAC and distribution) for low-load homes; and C) high performance ventilation systems and indoor air quality strategies for low-load homes. URL:

Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES). Deadline: 12/16/14 for required concept papers, 3/19/15 for applications. Synopsis: The goal of the SHINES Funding Opportunity is to enable the development and demonstration of integrated, scalable, and cost-effective technologies for solar that incorporates energy storage and works seamlessly to meet both consumer needs and the needs of the electricity grid. URL:

Buildings University Innovators & Leaders Development (BUILD) - 2015. Deadline: 12/19/14 for required concept papers, 2/11/15 for applications. Synopsis: This FOA makes available competitive, 2-year cooperative agreements for USA-based university teams to research and develop innovative building energy efficiency technologies. Teams of engineering and business students will develop and work toward commercializing building energy-efficient technologies or approaches. URL:

Plant Feedstock Genomics for Bioenergy. USDA, DOE. Deadline: 12/29/14 for required preapplications, 2/23/15 for applications. Synopsis: The DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture are soliciting applications for genomics-based research that will lead to the improved use of biomass and plant feedstocks for the production of fuels such as ethanol or renewable chemical feedstocks. Applications are sought for research on candidate bioenergy plants with improved resistance/tolerance to disease and disease complexes. Research to overcome these biological barriers to the low-cost, high-quality, scalable and sustainable production of bioenergy feedstocks using the tools of genetics and genomics are encouraged. 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:

Environmental Protection Agency

12th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet. National Center for Environmental Research. Deadline: 12/16/14. Synopsis: The EPA is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, and design solutions to real world challenges involving the overall sustainability of human society. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative projects focused on sustainability. URL:

Water Quality Benefits. Deadline: 1/14/15. Synopsis: The EPA is seeking applications proposing research to advance knowledge of how changes in water quality, including incremental or step improvements, can be valued at appropriate spatial scales using advanced non-use valuation methods for the Nation’s inland fresh water small streams, lakes and rivers, estuaries, coastal waters, and the Great Lakes. In addition to regular awards, this solicitation includes the opportunity for early career awards. URL:

Environmental Education Model Grants Program. Deadline: 2/2/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support model, replicable projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills that participants in its funded projects need to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment. URL:

Health and Human Services Department

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

Increasing Access and Uptake of HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) and Appropriate HIV-related Services for Adolescents in Low and Middle-income Countries (R01). NIH. Deadline: 1/2/15. Synopsis: This FOA supports implementation science projects that will provide results to directly inform HIV prevention and care service delivery programs for HIV-infected and at-risk, uninfected adolescents in resource limited settings, in order to increase their impact, efficiency, and sustainability. URL:

Food Specific Molecular Profiles and Biomarkers of Food and Nutrient Intake, and Dietary Exposure (R01). NIH, USDA. Deadline: 1/2/15, 5/27/15, 9/28/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote research on food specific molecular signatures and biomarkers of dietary consumption and to promote collaborative interactions among NIH and USDA supported nutrition researchers. URL:

Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan. NIH. Deadline: 1/5/15. Synopsis: This FOA encourages grant applications for the conduct of 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. URL: (R01), (R21)

The Early Detection Research Network: Biomarker Developmental Laboratories (U01). NCI. Deadline: 1/6/15. Synopsis: The proposed BDLs will be responsible for the discovery, development, characterization, and testing of new, or the refinement of existing, biomarkers and biomarker assays for risk assessment, detection, and molecular diagnosis and prognosis of early cancer. URL:

The Early Detection Research Network: Biomarker Reference Laboratories (U24). NCI. Deadline: 1/6/15. Synopsis: The proposed BRLs will conduct biomarker assay development and refinement for validation studies, and will serve as a Network resource for laboratory and clinical validation of biomarkers. URL:

The Early Detection Research Network: Data Management and Coordinating Center (U24). NCI. Deadline: 1/6/15. Synopsis: The proposed DMCC will be responsible for the following activities: 1) Network Coordination, 2) Data Management and Study Protocol Development, 3) Validation Study Infrastructure and Services, and 4) EDRN Core Fund Management. URL:

Role of the Microbiome in HIV-1 Vaccine Responses. NIAID. Deadline: 1/7/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate research focused on elucidating the role of the microbiome in shaping the host immune responses to HIV-1 transmission and vaccination in the gastrointestinal and genital mucosa. URL: (R01), (R21)

Centers of Excellence on Environmental Health Disparities Research (P50). NIH. Deadline: 1/9/15. Synopsis: The proposed research is expected to develop innovative approaches to understand environmentally-driven health disparities and improve access to healthy environments for vulnerable populations and communities. The proposed Centers are expected to support research efforts, mentoring, research translation and information dissemination. URL:

Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease in Down Syndrome (R01). NIA. Deadline: 1/12/15. Synopsis: The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to enable the identification of the longitudinal progression of Alzheimer's disease in adults with Down Syndrome using clinical, cognitive, imaging, genetic and biochemical biomarkers. URL:

Administrative Supplements for Research on Sex/Gender Differences (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 1/12/15. Synopsis: ORWH announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research highlighting the impact of sex/gender differences (or similarities) and/or sex and gender factors in human health and illness, including basic, preclinical, clinical and behavioral studies. URL:

Administrative Supplements for Tobacco Regulatory Research on the Public Display of Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents (HPHC) Information (Admin Supp). NIH, FDA. Deadline: 1/12/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to generate data to support the implementation of public displays of HPHC information. URL:

Epigenetic Analyses of Aging as a Risk Factor for Multiple Chronic Conditions (U34). NIA. Deadline: 1/15/15. Synopsis: A critical question in geroscience is to identify components in the biology of aging that are the underlying risk for multiple chronic diseases and degenerative conditions. Therefore, this FOA will support planning grants to circumscribe the scope of this question and suggest ways to answer it experimentally. URL:

Analyses of Datasets on Older Populations with High Prevalence of Mobility Disability to Develop Clinically Meaningful Diagnostic Cut-Points for Low Muscle Mass and/or Low Muscle Strength (U01). NIA. Deadline: 1/15/15. Synopsis: This initiative invites applications for support of analyses of existing data (or data whose collection will be completed by one year from the date of this FOA) from older populations with high prevalence of mobility disability, low muscle mass, and low muscle strength (weakness). URL:

Administrative Supplements for Human Islet Research(Admin Supp). NIDDK. Deadline: 1/15/15, 4/15/15, 10/15/15. Synopsis: NIDDK announces the availability of administrative supplements to support increased costs for human islets levied by the Integrated Islet Distribution Program. URL:

Systems Developmental Biology for Understanding Embryonic Development and the Ontogeny of Structural Birth Defects (R01). NICHD. Deadline: 1/15/15, 11/10/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote systems developmental biology. In the context of this FOA, systems developmental biology is defined as research focused on understanding how biological components work together to produce the complex biological phenomena encompassing embryonic development. URL:

System-Level Health Services and Policy Research on Health Disparities (R01). NIMHD. Deadline: 1/20/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit innovative system-level health services and policy research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the elimination of health disparities. URL:

Pre-Symptomatic Profiles of Chronic Lung Disease(s) from Retrospective Cohorts (R21). NHLBI. Deadline: 1/21/15. Synopsis: Research applications are requested that stimulate focused secondary analyses of existing clinical research datasets to test innovative hypotheses about the epidemiology of incident chronic lung disease(s). URL:

Definition of Resilience and Pre-Symptomatic Disease in Lung Health and Disease (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 1/21/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite applications that will seek to prospectively define and/or validate pulmonary or immune system attributes associated with pre-symptomatic disease states or resilience, with the goal of informing the development of primary prevention strategies for chronic lung diseases. URL:

NIBIB Quantum Program: Technological Innovation to Solve a Major Medical or Public Health Challenge (U01). Deadline: 1/26/15, 5/7/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: The NIBIB Quantum Program is intended to support development of biomedical technologies that will result in a profound paradigm shift in prevention, detection, diagnosis, and/ or treatment of a major disease or national public health problem. URL:

Regional Consortia for High Resolution Cryoelectron Microscopy (U24). NIGMS. Deadline: 1/27/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide regional access for cryoelectron microscopy (cryoEM) laboratories to state-of-the-art data collection capabilities. NIGMS will support consortia of established and early stage investigator laboratories whose research has an established specialization in and dependence on cryoEM. URL:

Coordinating Center for the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (U01). NIEHS. Deadline: 1/28/15. Synopsis: This funding opportunity will support a Coordinating Center, which together with a group of individual transdisciplinary projects investigating the influence of environmental exposures during specific time windows on breast cancer risk, will form the BCERP Consortium. URL:

Environmental Influences during Windows of Susceptibility in Breast Cancer Risk (U01). NIEHS. Deadline: 1/28/15. Synopsis: This funding opportunity will support transdisciplinary research projects to investigate the influence of environmental exposures during specific time windows of susceptibility on breast cancer risk. URL:

Aging and Neuromuscular Junctions (R01). NIA. Deadline: 1/29/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage cross-disciplinary research to investigate the mechanisms underlying age-related declines in neuromuscular junctions (NMJs) as a functional unit of nerve and muscle, and explore potential avenues for maintaining the NMJs during aging or reversing the age-dependent loss in function of the NMJs using model organisms. URL:

Immune and Inflammatory Mechanisms in Alzheimer's Disease (R01). NIA. Deadline: 1/29/15. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to establish the role of the brain innate immune system, the systemic immune system, and the crosstalk and changes with age between the two in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. URL:

Nucleomics Tools (U01). NIH. Deadline: 2/2/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications that propose to develop and validate physical, chemical and biochemical approaches for measuring properties and dynamics of the three-dimensional organization of the genome that cannot be measured adequately using existing methodologies. URL:

Study of Nuclear Bodies and Compartments (U01). NIH. Deadline: 2/2/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support projects to develop tools and strategies for studying: 1. the three dimensional architecture of the nucleus in relationship to the topography of nuclear bodies and transcriptional machineries, 2. the structure and function of poorly characterized nuclear structures, or 3. the role of specialized proteins and RNAs in the assembly, organization, and function of nuclear bodies, nuclear structures, and specialized subnuclear domains. URL:

4D Nucleome Imaging Tools (U01). NIH. Deadline: 2/2/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications that will accelerate the development and validation of imaging technologies for visualizing the structural and functional organization of the mammalian genome and its spatiotemporal dynamics. URL:

Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Program (K12). NICHD. Deadline: 2/2/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications to continue to support a national program of mentored institutional career development programs for junior faculty who have recently completed postgraduate clinical training in obstetrics and gynecology, and are committed to an independent research career in women's reproductive health. URL:

Innovative Technologies for Differential Diagnosis of Acute Febrile Illnesses (R21/R33). NIAID. Deadline: 2/2/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications for early-stage translational research projects focused on the development of innovative, unbiased next generation, differential diagnostic technologies for acute febrile illnesses caused by infectious pathogens, excluding HIV. URL:

Interdisciplinary Research to Understand the Vascular Contributions to Alzheimer's Disease (R01). NIA, NINDS. Deadline: 2/3/15. Synopsis: The goal of this funding opportunity announcement is to support interdisciplinary research that will lead to a greater understanding of the mechanisms by which vascular factors contribute to the complex etiology of Alzheimer's disease. URL:

Hepatitis C Cooperative Research Centers: Immunity to HCV Infection (U19). NIAID. Deadline: 2/3/15. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research on the host immunological response to HCV infection with the goal of defining the immune requirements critical to a) protection against HCV infection, and b) successful clearance of HCV infection. URL:

Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity Development (R01) . NIDDK, NICHD, OBSSR. Deadline: 2/5/15. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications which propose to characterize or identify factors in early childhood (birth-24 months) that may increase or mitigate risk for obesity and/or excessive weight gain and/or to fill methodological research gaps relevant to the understanding of risk for development of obesity in children. URL:

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. Deadlne: 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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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 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:

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 Aeronautics - 2014. Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. Deadline: Varies, through 12/31/14. Synopsis: Under the FY 2014 ROA NRA, ARMD will continue solicitation of foundational and systems-level research proposals for five programs within ARMD: the Airspace Systems Program, the Aviation Safety Program, the Fundamental Aeronautics Program, the Integrated Systems Research Program, and the Aeronautics Strategy and Management Program. URL:

Human Exploration Research Opportunities (HERO)-2014. Deadline: Varies. 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:

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:

National Archives and Records Administration

National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants. Deadline: varies. NHPRC seeks proposals in a number of areas, including Innovation in Archives and Documentary Editing, Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records, Digitizing Historical Records, Electronic Records Projects, Institute for Historical Editing, and Publishing Historical Records. URL:

National Endowment for the Arts

NEA Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects, FY 2016. Deadline: 12/8/14. Synopsis: Through fellowships to published translators, the Arts Endowment supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English. URL:

National Endowment for the Humanities

Scholarly Editions and Translations Grants. Deadline: 12/9/14. Synopsis: Grants support the preparation of editions and translations of pre-existing texts and documents of value to the humanities that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. URL:

Collaborative Research Grants. Deadline: 12/9/14. Synopsis: Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. URL:

Media Projects. Deadline: 1/14/15. Synopsis: Media Projects grants support the following formats: film and television projects; and radio projects. Grant categories are Development Grants and Production Grants. URL:

Museums, Libraries, and Cultural Organizations. Deadline: 1/14/15. Synopsis: Grants provide support for museums, libraries, historic places, and other organizations that produce public programs in the humanities. Grant categories are Planning Grants and Implementation Grants. 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:

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Integrative Strategies for Understanding Neural and Cognitive Systems (NSF-NCS). Deadline: 12/10/14 for letters of intent and 1/26/15 for proposals for Integrative Foundations. Synopsis: For FY 2015, this competition is organized around two research themes: Neuroengineering and Brain-Inspired Concepts and Designs and Individuality and Variation. Two classes of proposals will be considered in FY 2015: Integrative Foundations and Core+ Extensions. Core+ Extension requests are submitted with proposals to other programs offered by the participating directorates, according to dates and requirements of those funding opportunities. URL:

Dear Colleague Letter: Stimulating Collaboration Between United States and European Union Robotics Researchers. Deadline: 1/1/15. Synopsis: In order to stimulate collaboration between US and EU robotics researchers, this DCL announces NSF's intention to provide supplemental funding to existing Robust Intelligence and National Robotics Initiative awards that are focused on robotics. URL:

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health (K12). NIH. Deadline: 1/5/15. Synopsis: Programs will support mentored research career development of junior faculty members, known as BIRCWH Scholars, who have recently completed clinical training or postdoctoral fellowships, and who will be engaged in interdisciplinary basic, translational, behavioral, clinical, and/or health services research relevant to women's health, and where appropriate the use of both sexes to better understand the influence of sex as a variable on health and disease. URL:

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB). Deadline: 1/8/15. Synopsis: The Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology to recent recipients of the doctoral degree for research and training in selected areas supported by BIO and with special goals for human resource development in biology. For FY 2015 and beyond, these BIO programs are (1) Broadening Participation of Groups Under-represented in Biology, (2) Research Using Biological Collections, and (3) National Plant Genome Initiative (NPGI) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. URL:

Tectonics. Deadline: 1/12/15, 6/22/15. Synopsis: The Tectonics Program supports a broad range of field, laboratory, computational, and theoretical investigations aimed at understanding the deformation of the terrestrial continental lithosphere (i.e. above the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary). URL:

National Robotics Initiative (NRI). NSF, NIH, USDA, NASA, DARPA. Deadline: 1/14/15. Synopsis: The goal is to accelerate the development and use of robots in the United States that work beside or cooperatively with people. Innovative robotics research and applications emphasizing the realization of such co-robots working in symbiotic relationships with human partners is supported by multiple agencies of the federal government. URL:

Dear Colleague Letter: CPS EAGERs Supporting Participation in the Global City Teams Challenge. Deadline: 1/15/15. Synopsis: With this DCL, the NSF is announcing its intention to accept EArly-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposals to support NSF researchers in participating in the NIST GCTC teams, with the goal of pursuing novel research on effective integration of networked computer systems and physical devices that will have significant impact in meeting the challenges of the smart city. URL:

US Ignite. Deadline: 1/21/15. Synopsis: US Ignite seeks to promote US leadership in the development and deployment of next-generation gigabit applications with the potential for significant societal impact. This solicitation has two tracks: the first encourages the development of applications in national priority areas that explore new uses for networks, giving rise to novel networking and application paradigms; and the second expands and enhances the ecosystems in which these applications will evolve and be evaluated. URL:

Long Term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB). Deadline: 1/23/15 for required preliminary proposals, 8/3/15 for proposals. Synopsis: The LTREB Program supports the generation of extended time series of data to address important questions in evolutionary biology, ecology, and ecosystem science. URL:

Division of Environmental Biology (DEB). Deadline: 1/23/15 for required preliminary proposals, 8/3/15 for proposals. Synopsis: DEB supports fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. Scientific emphases range across many evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes at all spatial and temporal scales. URL:

Exploiting Parallelism and Scalability (XPS). Deadline: 1/27/15. Synopsis: The XPS program aims to support groundbreaking research leading to a new era of parallel computing. Achieving the needed breakthroughs will require a collaborative effort among researchers representing all areas and will be built on new concepts, theories, and foundational principles. URL:

Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF). Deadline: 1/29/15. Synopsis: DMREF is the primary program by which NSF participates in the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) for Global Competitiveness. DMREF integrates materials discovery, development, property optimization, and systems design and optimization, with each employing a toolset to be developed within a materials innovation infrastructure. URL:

CISE-MPS Interdisciplinary Faculty Program in Quantum Information Science. Deadline: 2/2/15. Synopsis: The program promotes research in the area of Quantum Information Science (QIS) by providing resources to allow QIS researchers and researchers from the CISE or MPS disciplines to actively engage in joint research efforts, addressing problems at the interface between the mathematical and physical sciences and computer and information sciences through long-term visits to a host institution.URL:

Benchmarks of Realistic Scientific Application Performance of Large-Scale Computing Systems (BRAP). Deadline: 2/2/15. Synopsis: NSF is interested in supporting activities by the NSF Cyberinfrastructure community in the analysis of existing benchmarks, and in the development of new benchmarks, that measure real-world performance and effectiveness of large-scale computing systems for science and engineering discovery. URL:

Science, Technology, and Society (STS). Deadline: 2/2/15, 8/3/15. Synopsis: The STS program supports research that uses historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods to investigate the intellectual, material, and social facets of the STEM disciplines. It encompasses a broad spectrum of STS topics including interdisciplinary studies of ethics, equity, governance, and policy issues that are closely related to STEM disciplines, including medical science. URL:

EHR Core Research (ECR). 2/3/15, 9/10/15. Synopsis: EHR seeks proposals that will help synthesize, build and/or expand research foundations in the following focal areas: STEM learning, STEM learning environments, STEM workforce development, and broadening participation in STEM. URL:

Law & Social Sciences (LSS). Deadline: 2/4/15, 8/3/15. Synopsis: The Law & Social Sciences Program considers proposals that address social scientific studies of law and law-like systems of rules. URL:

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:

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:

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:

Rapid Response Research (RAPID): Ebola Virus. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: In light of the recent emergence of the lethal Ebola virus in the US, NSF is accepting proposals to conduct non-medical, non-clinical care research that can be used immediately to better understand how to model and understand the spread of Ebola, educate about prophylactic behaviors, and encourage the development of products, processes, and learning that can address this global challenge. Also see Dear Colleague Letter: Computing About the Ebola Virus. URL:

Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities (EAR/IF). Deadline: Open. Synopsis: EAR/IF will consider proposals for: Acquisition or Upgrade of Research Equipment; Development of New Instrumentation, Techniques or Software; Support of National or Regional Multi-User Facilities; Support for Early Career Investigators. URL:

State of California

California Energy Commission, Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. Biofuels Early and Pre-Commercial Technology Development. Deadline: 12/17/14 for required reproposal abstracts, 3/26/15 for propoposals. Synopsis: This solicitation will put emphasis on transformative technology solutions to significant biofuels industry problems that increase yields, productivity, or cost effectiveness of biofuel production; and/or that target a significant unmet need in California's biofuels industry. URL:

California Energy Commission. Reduce the Environmental and Public Health Impacts of Electricity Generation and Make the Electricity System Less Vulnerable to Climate Impacts: Phase I. Deadline: 1/16/15. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to fund applied research and development projects that reduce the environmental impacts of electricity generation and make the electricity system less vulnerable to climate impacts through the following funding initiatives: 1. Research on sensitive species and habitats to inform renewable energy planning and deployment; 2. Develop analytical tools and technologies to reduce energy-related stresses on aquatic resources and improve water-energy management; 3. Develop analytical tools and technologies to plan for and minimize the impacts of climate change on the electricity system. URL:

University of California

University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). Short-term Collaborative Research Residencies 2015-16. Deadline: 12/3/14. Synopsis: UCHRI invites proposals for Short-term Collaborative Research Residencies at our facilities at UC Irvine during the 2015-16 academic year. UC ladder rank faculty can apply. URL:

University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). Residential Research Group Topic Proposals. Deadline: 12/3/14. Synopsis: UCHRI invites topic proposals for research groups to be in residence at the Institute for one quarter during the 2016 calendar year or Spring 2017. UC ladder rank faculty can apply. URL:

University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). UCHRI Conference Grants 2015-16. Deadline: 12/3/14. Synopsis: UCHRI invites proposals for conferences focused on sharing scholarly research findings to be held on UC campuses or in public venues during the 2015-16 academic year. UC ladder rank faculty can apply. URL:

University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). UCHRI Research Seminar Grants 2015-16. Deadline: 12/3/14. Synopsis: UCHRI invites proposals for seminars to be held on the UC campuses during one quarter or one semester in the 2015-16 academic year. UC ladder rank faculty can apply. URL:

University of California. Cancer Research Coordinating Committee (CRCC) Research Grant. Deadline: 12/5/14. Synopsis: Cancer research funds from the University of California are intramural funds awarded by the CRCC. The CRCC is a systemwide committee of faculty members from all campuses and from many areas of scientific expertise. CRCC funds support meritorious research in a wide range of scientific areas, including both applied clinical research and basic research relevant to cancer. The Committee's objectives are to provide seed money for innovative approaches to the cancer problem and to encourage the research of Assistant Professors. URL:

UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. Postdoctoral Fellowship. Deadline: 1/14/15. Synopsis: Fellows are recruited from a variety of fields including the basic sciences, social sciences, public health practitioners, clinical fields, political science, history, economics, law, and marketing. URL:

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:

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

For funding opportunities from nonprofit and other agencies, please use the Pivot database to search or browse program announcements.

American Fund for Alternatives to Animal Research. Alternatives to Animal Research in Women’s Health and Sex Differences. Deadline: 12/15/14. Synopsis: This program offers a $40,000, one-year postdoctoral fellowship grant (with possible renewal) to a woman interested in developing, validating, or using alternatives to animal methods in the investigation of women's health or sex differences. URL:

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Grand Challenges. Deadline: 1/13/15. Synopsis: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications for three new Grand Challenges: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development, Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development (part of the All Children Thriving platform), and New Interventions for Global Health.

Inter-American Foundation. Grassroots Development Ph.D. Fellowship Program. Deadline: 1/20/15. Synopsis: The program provides support for dissertation field research in Latin America and the Caribbean undertaken by students who have advanced to candidacy for a Ph.D. from a university in the United States. Fellowships are available to currently registered students who will have advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. in the social sciences, physical sciences, technical fields and the professions as related to grassroots development issues by their proposed start date (between June 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016). URL:

DePaul Humanities Center. Visiting Fellowship. Deadline: 1/30/15. Synopsis: The DHC Visiting Fellow program is generally a sabbatical/leave-based position as there is no large stipend associated with this position. Visiting Fellows will be given an office in the Center (with computer), staff support, and library privileges, and funds will be available to support the public presentation of Fellows' work. URL:

American Asthma Foundation (AAF) Scholars Program. Deadline: 2/4/15. Synopsis: For 2015, the AAF will provide Scholar Awards exclusively to early- to mid-career scientists in the United States. The program supports work in all investigative fields that may reveal new pathways in the pathogenesis of asthma. Studies may involve laboratory or clinical investigation, including genetic and epidemiological studies. Studies of humans are encouraged. URL: