Funding Program Announcements
These summaries of selected funding opportunity announcements with upcoming deadlines are compiled from Grants.gov 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 Grants.gov. 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 website.
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Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Resilient Agroecosystems in a Changing Climate Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 7/13/17. Synopsis: The program supports activities that enable the nation's agriculture and forest lands to adapt to current and future climate conditions, maintain or increase production, efficiently use soil and water resources, and improve soil, water and air conditions.
Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant. Deadline: 7/17/17. Synopsis: DLT grants are designed to provide access to education, training, and health care resources for rural Americans.
Climate Program Office 2018. NOAA. Deadline: 8/14/17 or 9/11/17. Synopsis: CPO supports research through three major program areas: Ocean Observations and Monitoring, Earth System Science and Modeling, and Climate and Societal Interactions.
Lagrange. DARPA. Deadline: 7/6/17 for abstracts, 8/30/17 for proposals. Synopsis: The Defense Sciences Office is soliciting innovative research proposals to develop novel mathematical methods, on both the theoretical and algorithmic fronts, which will solve high-dimensional dynamic data-driven optimization and decision-making problems.
Fiscal Year 2018 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). AFOSR, ARO, ONR. Deadline: 7/7/17. Synopsis: DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment or instrumentation.
High Performance Superconducting Qubit Systems (HiPS). ARO, NSA. Deadline: 7/10/17 for white papers, 9/18/17 for proposals. Synopsis: This BAA has two primary goals: substantially improve the fidelity of one and two-qubit operations over current state-of-the-art performance, and design and test qubits with built-in error protection.
Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program. U.S. Army. Deadline: 7/11/17. Synopsis: The program incentivizes students by providing funding for a STEM degree while providing the opportunity to perform hands on research at a DoD facility during the summer months and creating employment for the scholar upon successful completion of their degree.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI) Department of Defense. ONR, ARO, AFOSR. Deadline: 7/17/17 for white papers (not required), 11/1/17 for proposals. Synopsis: The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education. 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.
Center of Excellence: Trusted Human-Machine Teaming. AFOSR. Deadline: 8/18/17. Synopsis: The Air Force Office of Scientific Research seeks unclassified proposals from educational institutions in the United States for a University Center of Excellence (UCoE) in in Trusted Human-Machine Teaming.
FY2018 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP). Deadline: 9/15/17. Synopsis: YIP 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 31 December 2012, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.
OSERS: OSEP: Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities: National Center To Enhance Educational Systems To Promote the Use of Practices Supported by Evidence. Deadline: 7/3/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund a cooperative agreement to establish and operate a national center to provide technical assistance to States, educational service agencies, local educational agencies, and charter management organizations in those States.
OSERS: OSEP: Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities: Model Demonstration Projects To Improve Algebraic Reasoning for Students With Disabilities in Middle and High School. Deadline: 7/3/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.
OSERS: OSEP: Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for children with Disabilities: National Center for Improving Teacher and Leader Performance to Better Serve Children with Disabilities. Deadline: 7/6/17. Synopsis: The purposes of this program are to: Help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation; and ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge.
OSERS: OSEP: National Center for the Development and Dissemination of Digital Open Educational Tools and Resources Supported by Evidence to Enhance Personnel Preparation and Professional Development for Educators of Students with Disabilities. Deadline: 7/6/17. Synopsis: The purposes of this program are to help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation; and ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge.
OSERS: OSEP: Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities: Educational Materials in Accessible Formats for Children and Students with Visual Impairments and Print Disabilities. Deadline: 7/10/17. Synopsis: The purposes are to: Improve results for students with disabilities; support educational activities; (3) provide support for captioning and video description; and provide accessible educational materials.
OSERS: OSEP: Research and Development Center on Developing Software to Adapt and Customize Instruction in Digital Learning Environments to Improve Results for Children with Disabilities. Deadline: 7/10/17. Synopsis: Synopsis: The purposes are to: Improve results for students with disabilities; support educational activities; (3) provide support for captioning and video description; and provide accessible educational materials.
Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): American History and Civics Education: Presidential and Congressional Academies for American History and Civics (Academies) Program. Deadline: 7/10/17 for notices of intent, 7/24/17 for applications. Synopsis: The Program supports the establishment of: Presidential Academies for the Teaching of American History and Civics; and Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics.
OSERS: OSEP: Technical Assistance Center on Positive Social, emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes for Young Children with, and at Risk for, Developmental Delays or Disabilities. Deadline: 7/24/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance, supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions. Deadline: 8/3/17. Synopsis: The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions. Deadline: 8/3/17. Synopsis: The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Education Research. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Partnerships and Collaborations Focused on Problems of Practice or Policy. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Special Education Research. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Research Training Programs in Special Education. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.
Institutes of Education Sciences (IES): Education Research and Development Centers. Deadline: 9/21/17. Synopsis: : The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Policy and Practice in Special Education. Deadline: 9/21/17. Synopsis: : The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding.
Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI). DOE, USDA. Deadline: 7/7/17 for concept papers, 9/22/17 for applications. Synopsis: Applicants will be permitted to address any or all of the following areas: feedstocks development, biofuels and biobased products development, and biofuels development analysis.
Collaborative Fusion Energy Research in the DIII-D National Program. Deadline: 7/13/17 for preapplications, 9/21/17 for applications. Synopsis: DOE is seeking grant applications for collaborative research in fusion energy science as part of the DIII-D national research program.
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Prototype System Testing and Core Technology Development. NETL. Deadline: 7/14/17. Synopsis: The objective is to solicit and competitively award research projects to successfully complete the maturation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell technology from its present state to the point of commercial readiness.
FY2017 Research Opportunities in Accelerator Stewardship. Deadline: 7/17/17. Synopsis: The program mission is to support fundamental accelerator science and technology development of relevance to many fields beyond High Energy Physics, and to disseminate accelerator knowledge and training to the broad community of accelerator users and providers.
Development of Transformational Separation and Extraction Processes for Production of Rare Earth Element Materials from Domestic U.S.Coal and Coal By-Products. NETL. Deadline: 7/18/17. Synopsis: DOE is looking to develop new technologies or technology advancements that result in improvements in technical, environmental, and economic performance of existing technologies to recover rare earth elements from domestic U.S. coal and coal by-products.
University Turbine Systems Research. NETL. Deadline: 7/20/17. Synopsis: The objective award university-based R&D projects that address and resolve scientific challenges and applied engineering technology issues associated with advancing the performance and efficiency of combustion turbines in combined cycle applications in fossil fuel power generation.
Innovative Technology Development to Enhance Fossil Power System Efficiency. NETL. Deadline: 7/24/17. Synopsis: DOE is seeking applications that propose concepts and technologies that will make significant and cost-effective progress toward achieving these step-change benefits for electric generating units and industrial plants that use fossil fuel.
Small Scale Modularization of Gasification Technology Components for Radically Engineered Modular Systems. NETL. Deadline: 8/8/17. Synopsis: Applications are being solicited to develop emerging gasification technologies that may be advantageously reduced to practice at the modular small scale to support accomplishment of program goals via the Radically Engineered Modular Systems concept.
Technology Development to Ensure Environmentally Sustainable CO2 Injection Operations. NETL. Deadline: 8/11/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications on research to develop techniques, tools, and methodologies that improve detection and assessment of CO2 stored in the target reservoir.
Partnership for Offshore Carbon Storage Resources and Technology Development in the Gulf of Mexico. NETL. Deadline: 8/14/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications to facilitate offshore geologic storage of CO2 in the Gulf of Mexico by creating government-industry partnership(s) that are focused on assembling the knowledge base required for secure, long-term, large-scale CO2 storage, with or without enhanced hydrocarbon recovery.
Advanced Technology Solutions for Unconventional Oil and Gas Development. NETL. Deadline: 8/15/17. Synopsis: This purpose is to award projects that focus on critical gaps in our understanding of reservoir behavior and optimal completion, stimulation and wastewater disposal strategies in order to increase and enable more cost-efficient and environmentally sound recovery from shale gas, tight oil, and tight gas resources.
Health and Human Services Department
For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.
Research Education Program Grants for CryoEM Curriculum Development (R25). NIH. Deadline: 7/25/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Curriculum or Methods Development in cryoelectron microscopy (cryoEM) for structural biology research.
NIDA Translational Avant-Garde Award for Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3). Deadline: 7/25/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support outstanding basic and/or clinical researchers with the vision and expertise to translate research discoveries into medications for the treatment of Substance Use Disorders stemming from tobacco, cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, or prescription opiate use.
NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research (DP1). Deadline: 7/31/17. Synopsis: The program supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose high-impact research that will open new areas of HIV/AIDS research relevant to drug abuse and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among drug abusers.
Cellular Therapies for Treatment of Radiation Injuries (U01). NIAID. Deadline: 8/1/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support studies to evaluate candidate cellular therapies to treat radiation-induced injuries in appropriate in vivo models when administered 24 hours or more post-irradiation.
Dysregulation of Immune Cell Regulatory Pathways by Mtb in the Context of HIV Infection (R61/R33). NIAID. Deadline: 8/1/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite applications to support innovative preclinical research to identify Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb)-mediated changes in key immune cell regulatory pathways in the context of HIV infection and evaluate strategies to reverse these changes.
Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 8/1/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support high risk, high impact, early discovery research on vaccine approaches to prevent acquisition of or ongoing infection by HIV.
Exposure Analysis Services for the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program (Admin Supp). NIEHS. Deadline: 8/1/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications for administrative supplements from the Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR) grantees.
Behavioral Interventions for Prevention of Opioid Use Disorder or Adjunct to Medication Assisted Treatment-SAMHSA Opioid STR Grants (R21/R33). NCCIH. Deadline: 8/4/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to examine the impact of behavioral interventions within the context of states’ plans for use of the SAMHSA Opioid STR grant funds authorized under the 21st Century Cures Act.
Regional Consortia for High Resolution Cryoelectron Microscopy (U24). NIGMS. Deadline: 8/7/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide regional access for cryoelectron microscopy (cryoEM) laboratories to state-of-the-art data collection capabilities.
ImPlementation REsearCh to DEvelop interventions for People Living with HIV (PRECluDE) (U01). NHLBI. Deadline: 8/7/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications for implementation research in the delivery of proven effective interventions for co-occurring heart, lung, blood, and sleep diseases and conditions among people living with HIV/AIDS.
HIV/AIDS and the Tumor Niche (R01). NCI. Deadline: 8/7/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to advance our understanding of the role of the tumor niche or microenvironment in the risks, development, progression, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer observed in individuals with an underlying HIV infection or AIDS.
Translational Research in Pediatric and Obstetric Pharmacology and Therapeutics (R01) (R03) (R21). NICHD, NIDCD (R01, R21). Deadline: 8/7/17, 11/7/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage applications for translational and clinical research as well as clinical trials that will advance our knowledge about the underlying mechanisms of drug action, response, and safety in children at various developmental stages, and in women during pregnancy and lactation.
Sleep Health and Circadian Biology in HIV-Related Comorbidities (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 8/9/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites clinical research applications to investigate HIV-associated sleep disorders in adults or children using a variety of resources and methodologies.
Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN): Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Development for Disorders of the Nervous System (UG3/UH3). NIH. Deadline: 8/9/17, 9/7/17 for AIDS. Synopsis: The BPN invites applications from neuroscience investigators seeking support to advance their small molecule drug discovery and development projects into the clinic.
Extracellular Vesicles and Substance Use Disorders (R01) (R21). NIDA. Deadline: 8/15/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research projects that investigate the interplay between extracellular vesicles (EVs) and substance use disorders (SUDs).
Pre-application for a Biomedical Technology Research Resource (X02). NIGMS. Deadline: 8/15/17. Synopsis: This announcement encourages pre-applications for the creation of national Biomedical Technology Research Resources (BTRRs).
Inter-organelle Communication in Cancer (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 8/16/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research projects that examine how inter-organelle communication in cancer cells and/or tumor-associated cells affects cellular function, adaptation, and phenotypic plasticity.
Tobacco Regulatory Science (R01) (R21). FDA, NIH. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health.
Tobacco Regulatory Science Small Grant Program for New Investigators (R03). FDA, NIH. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support biomedical and behavioral research that will provide scientific data to inform regulation of tobacco products to protect public health.
Exploring Novel RNA Modifications in HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Disorders (R01) (R21). NIDA. Deadline: 8/17/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research projects that investigate covalent RNA modifications in HIV/AIDS and substance use disorders.
Translational Outcomes Project in Neurotrauma (TOP-NT) (UG3/UH3). NINDS. Deadline: 8/21/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support the development and validation of pathophysiologically based preclinical outcome measures or functional markers that align closely with practical clinical assessments in spinal cord injury and/or traumatic brain injury.
Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 8/22/17. Synopsis: This FOA supports highly innovative R01 applications on HIV/AIDS and drug abuse.
NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program (DP1). Deadline: 9/1/17. Synopsis: The award supports individual scientists who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on enhancing health, lengthening life, and reducing illness and disability.
Role of Myeloid Cells in Persistence and Eradication of HIV-1 Reservoirs from the Brain (R01) (R21). NIH. Deadline: 9/6/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites research grant applications studying mechanisms of HIV-1 persistence in myeloid cells and strategies to target this reservoir in the central nervous system.
HIV/HCV Co-Infections in Substance Abusers (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 9/7/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to fill gaps in our understanding of the impact of substance abuse on HIV, HIV/HCV co-infection associated disease progression, pathogenic interactions , hepatic and non-hepatic co-morbidities, and effectiveness of interferon-free direct acting antiviral drug regimens.
NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2). Deadline: 9/8/17. Synopsis: The program supports a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research.
AHRQ National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grant (T32). Deadline: 9/12/17. Synopsis: Research training programs will incorporate didactic, research and career development elements to prepare individuals for careers that will have a significant impact on the health care needs of the Nation.
NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01). Deadline: 9/15/17. Synopsis: The award supports individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies.
Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology (IT) Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Measures (U18). AHRQ. Deadline: 9/25/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to stimulate innovative and collaborative research by utilizing new health IT strategies for collecting and using PRO measures in primary care and other ambulatory care settings.
Biomedical Technology Research Resource (P41). NIGMS. Deadline: 9/25/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages grant applications for national Biomedical Technology Research Resources (BTRR).
Neuroskeletal Biology of the Dental and Craniofacial Skeletal System (R01) (R21). NIDCR. Deadline: 9/28/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research on the role of the nervous system in metabolism, homeostasis, remodeling and/or regeneration of the postnatal dental and craniofacial skeletal system in health and disease.
Maximizing Investigators' Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (R35). NIGMS. Deadline: 10/3/17. Synopsis: The MIRA under this FOA is a grant to provide support for the program of research in an early stage investigator's laboratory that falls within the mission of NIGMS.
Novel Cell Non-autonomous Mechanisms of Aging (R01). NIA. Deadline: 10/3/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications on novel studies of cell non-autonomous mechanisms of aging.
Partnerships for Development of Clinically Useful Diagnostics for Antimicrobial-Resistant Bacteria (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 10/4/17. Synopsis: The objective is to support milestone-driven projects focused on the development of clinically informative diagnostic platforms that identify select antimicrobial-resistant bacterial pathogens and determine associated antimicrobial sensitivity and/or resistance.
Partnerships for the Development of Vaccines and Immunoprophylactics Targeting Multiple Antimicrobial-Resistant Bacteria (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 10/4/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support milestone-driven projects focused on discovery, establishment of proof-of-concept for, and/or preclinical development of, lead candidate vaccines or immunoprophylactics that target multiple antimicrobial-resistant Gram-negative bacterial pathogens prevalent in nosocomial infections.
The Impact of Microenvironment on Lung Progenitor Cell Function (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 10/4/17, 1/16/18 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for basic research to elucidate the impact of microenvironment on lung progenitor cell phenotype and function during development, homeostasis, repair and regeneration.
U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 10/11/17. Synopsis: Applicants may propose projects in which the primary outcome of interest is on reducing tobacco use health disparities in vulnerable populations by utilizing tobacco prevention and control strategies.
Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 10/15/17. Synopsis: This FOA announces administrative supplements to support research in which the supplemental funding would investigate the role of dietary supplements and/or their ingredients in health maintenance and disease prevention.
NIDCD Research Grants for Translating Basic Research into Clinical Tools (R01). Deadline: 10/18/17. Synopsis: This FOA is to provide an avenue for basic scientists, clinicians and clinical scientists to jointly initiate and conduct translational research projects which translate basic research findings into clinical tools for better human health.
Basic Research in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 10/18/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage molecular and physiological research that could lead to early diagnosis or effective medical therapy for calcific aortic valve disease
Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76). NIA. Deadline: 10/19/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites early-stage physician and other health-professional investigators with a commitment to aging to apply for this award to advance their research and leadership skills in their specialty and in the broader field of aging and geriatrics research.
Uncovering the Causes, Contexts, and Consequences of Elder Mistreatment (R01). NIA. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: Applications are solicited from multidisciplinary teams which include researchers from the fields of elder mistreatment, child abuse and neglect, intimate partner violence, and/or emergency medicine.
Socioeconomic Disparities in Health and Mortality at Older Ages (R01). NIA. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support studies that identify mechanisms, explanations, and modifiable risk factors underlying recent trends of growing inequalities in morbidity and mortality by income, education, and geographic location at older ages in the United States.
Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03). NIA. Deadline: 10/23/17. Synopsis: The goal is to support early-career physician-scientists trained in medical or surgical specialties or early-career dentist-scientists to launch careers as future leaders in aging- or geriatric-focused research.
Pragmatic Research in Healthcare Settings to Improve Kidney Disease Prevention and Care (R18). NIDDK. Deadline: 10/24/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research applications to test approaches to improve kidney disease prevention and/or treatment in routine healthcare settings.
Psychological, Behavioral, and Neurocognitive-Focused Ancillary Studies to the Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans Consortium (MoTrPAC) (U01). NIDDK. Deadline: 10/24/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support an ancillary study grant application(s) to add psychological, behavioral, and/or neurocognitive assessments to the data collection in adults enrolled at the clinical sites in the MoTrPAC.
Reproductive Scientist Development Program (RSDP) (K12). NICHD. Deadline: 10/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide career development support for obstetricians and gynecologists who have completed their clinical training, and who are committed to a career conducting basic science research in an academic setting.
Center for Identification and Study of Individuals with Atypical Diabetes Mellitus (U54). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for a Center for Identification and Study of Individuals with Atypical Diabetes Mellitus.
Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Aggregating and Mining Existing Data Sets for Secondary Analyses (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to leverage data from existing research on suicide risk and behaviors as well as social media and healthcare records data, by encouraging the integration of existing data sets for novel secondary analyses aimed at identifying potential biological, experiential, and other predictors and moderators of suicide risk.
Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/2/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to support efforts focused on linking pertinent data from healthcare system record to mortality data so that a more accurate understanding of the risk factors for, and the burden of, suicide among those seen in structured healthcare settings can be discerned.
Global Brain and Nervous System Disorders Research Across the Lifespan (R01) (R21). NIH. Deadline: 11/7/17. Synopsis: This FOA supports innovative, collaborative research projects between U.S. and low- and middle-income country (LMIC) scientists, on brain and other nervous system function and disorders throughout life, relevant to LMICs.
Innovative Research in Cancer Nanotechnology (IRCN) (R01). NCI. Deadline: 11/21/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications for the development of innovative research projects in cancer nanotechnology.
Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/5/17. Synopsis: The overall purpose is to provide leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative research on a wide variety of topics relevant to the Institute’s mission.
Silencing of HIV-1 Proviruses (R61/R33). NIAID, NIDA, NIMH. Deadline: 12/6/17. Synopsis: This FOA encourages exploratory and developmental bi-phasic research to support the identification and optimization of small molecules or RNAs that interact with host epigenetic machinery to mediate long-term or permanent epigenetic silencing of HIV-1 proviruses.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.
University Student Research Challenge (USRC) – A Pilot Project. Deadline: 10/16/17. Synopsis: The Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program will provide students, from accredited U.S. colleges or universities, with grants for aeronautics projects that also raise cost sharing funds using crowdfunding platforms.
Research Opportunities in Space Biology (ROSBio) - 2016. Deadline: Varies, through 12/31/17. Synopsis: This NRA solicits basic and applied Space Biology research in support of NASA’s Science Life and Physical Sciences Research and Applications Division. ROSBio-2016 is an omnibus covering all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in Space Biology. Specific Research Opportunities will be announced periodically throughout the coming year as Appendices to this Omnibus NRA.
ROSES 2017: Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science. Deadline: Varies, through 6/1/18. Synopsis: The NRA covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, scientific balloon, sounding rocket, International Space Station, CubeSat and suborbital reusable launch vehicle investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data.
National Science Foundation
For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.
Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). Deadline: 7/19/17 for BIO, CISE, EHR; 7/20/17 for ENG; 7/21/17 for GEO, MPS, SBE. Synopsis: The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
GeoPRISMS Program. Deadline: 7/27/17. Synopsis: This program investigates the coupled geodynamics, earth surface processes, and climate interactions that build and modify continental margins over a wide range of timescales.
CyberCorps(R) Scholarship for Service (SFS). Deadline: 7/31/17 for Scholarship Track, 12/5/17 for Capacity Track. Synopsis: The SFS program seeks proposals that address cybersecurity education and workforce development.
Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII). Deadline: 8/9/17. Synopsis: This solicitation encourages potentially transformative proposals in any area of CISE research from PIs who are in their first academic position post-PhD.
NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems (MathBioSys). NSF, Simons Foundation. Deadline: 8/10/17 for letters of intent, 9/29/17 for proposals. Synopsis: The purpose o is to enable innovative collaborative research at the intersection of mathematics and molecular, cellular and organismal biology, to establish new connections between these two disciplines, and to promote interdisciplinary education and workforce training.
Plant Biotic Interactions. Deadline: 9/1/17. Synopsis: This joint NSF-NIFA program supports projects focused on current and emerging model and non-model systems, and agriculturally relevant plants.
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST). Deadline: 9/5/17. Synopsis: ITEST is a research and development program that supports projects to promote PreK-12 student interests and capacities to participate in the STEM and information and communications technology workforce of the future.
Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (GSS). Deadline: 9/7/17. Synopsis: The program supports basic research about the geographic distributions and interactions of human, physical, and biotic systems on Earth.
Centers for Chemical Innovation (CCI). Deadline: 9/12/17 for Phase I preliminary proposals, 10/11/17 for Phase II renewals. Synopsis: The CCI Program supports research centers focused on major, long-term fundamental chemical research challenges.
Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS). Deadline: 9/18/17. Synopsis: NSF and NIGMS plan to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences.
Advanced Technological Education (ATE). Deadline: 10/5/17. Synopsis: With an emphasis on two-year colleges, ATE focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.
Dear Colleague Letter: National Science Foundation (NSF) - Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Collaborative Research. Deadline: 10/15/17. Synopsis: NSF/CISE is encouraging the submission of supplemental funding requests (of up to $15,000 each, covering travel, lodging and subsistence) to strengthen and expand collaborations between NSF- and JST-funded PIs in shared priority areas.
Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Processing and Storage Technologies (SemiSynBio). NSF, Semiconductor Research Corporation, IARPA. Deadline: 10/18/17. Synopsis: This focused solicitation seeks high-risk/high-return interdisciplinary research on novel concepts and enabling technologies that will address the scientific issues and technological challenges associated with the underpinnings of synthetic biology integrated with semiconductor technology.
Nano-Biosensing. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: The Nano-Biosensing program supports fundamental engineering research on devices and methods for measurement and quantification of biological analytes.
Thermal Transport Processes. Deadline: 10/20/17. Synopsis: The TTP program supports engineering research projects that lay the foundation for new discoveries in thermal transport phenomena.
Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY). Deadline: 10/25/17, 11/8/17, 12/7/17. Synopsis: The Division of Physics supports physics research and the preparation of future scientists in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of physics disciplines.
Petascale Computing Resource Allocations (PRAC). Deadline: 11/6/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to invite research groups to submit requests for allocations of resources on the Blue Waters system.
State of California
Partnering Opportunity for Translational Research Projects. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Deadline: 8/4/17. Synopsis: The objective of this initiative is to create a highly competitive opportunity for promising stem cell-based projects that accelerate completion of translational stage activities necessary for advancement to clinical study or broad end use.
Partnering Opportunity for Discovery Stage Research Projects: The Quest Awards (DISC 2). California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Deadline: 8/15/17. Synopsis: The program will promote the discovery of promising new stem cell-based technologies that could be translated to enable broad use and ultimately, improve patient care.
Conference Grants. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Deadline: Ongoing. Synopsis: The objective is to create a highly competitive opportunity for CIRM to support valuable mission-specific scientific conferences.
University of California
Special Projects, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). UCOP. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: Grants support scientific conferences or investigators to evaluate new and breaking issues in tobacco control or tobacco-related disease research. Contact a TRDRP Program Officer regarding the appropriateness of your proposal prior to submission.
Western Integrated Pest Management Center Request for Applications - Ongoing Special Issues. UC Davis. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: Special issues may be requested to bring together a group of people to address emerging issues such as a new pest, water issues, development of proposals for larger grants based on documented stakeholder needs, or development of Pest Alerts. The Center will give priority to requests that are multi-state in scope. Projects must be completed within one year of funding and be single-issue oriented.
UC MEXUS Small Grants for UC Faculty. Deadline: First Monday of each month. Synopsis: The program supports travel, short-term research, initial planning, or other special one-time needs related to the seed phase of projects or programs conducted by University of California researchers or research teams.
UC MEXUS Small Grants Support for UC Student and Postdoctoral Activities. Deadline: First Monday of each month. Synopsis: This program supports UC graduate student and postdoctoral researcher activities in all disciplines as related to academic exchange, research training, and scholarly development in areas of interest to UC MEXUS.
UC MEXUS Resident Scholars Program. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) offers an academic residency program for researchers, scholars and artists at critical junctures in their academic careers. Up to four concurrent residencies are available at a time. Please consult UC MEXUS to determine if any positions remain open.
Nonprofit and Other Agencies
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