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

Office of Weather and Air Quality Hazardous Weather and Hydrometerology Testbed Competitions. NOAA. Deadline: 11/10/14 for letters of intent, 1/28/15 for proposals. Synopsis: The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research is soliciting LOIs under the United States Weather Research Program, as administrated by the Hydrometeorology Testbed and Hazardous Weather Testbed. This notice calls for researchers to submit proposals to test and evaluate, and modify if necessary, in a (quasi-operational) experimental environment, their own scientific and technological research applications. URL:

2015 Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise Program. NOAA. Deadline: 11/18/14. Synopsis: NOAA is soliciting proposals to improve the management of regional and local ecosystem effects of sea level rise and coastal inundation through targeted research on key technologies, natural and nature-based infrastructure, physical and biological processes, and model evaluation. The overall goal of EESLR is to integrate dynamic physical and biological processes with sea level rise and coastal inundation to improve the prediction of coastal ecosystem effects to enable enhanced coastal resiliency. URL:

2015 Northern Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Hypoxia Assessment Program (NGOMEX); Glider Application to Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone Monitoring: Pilot Study and Transition to Operations. NOAA. Deadline: 11/18/14. Synopsis: Research applications will propose pilot studies to test application of gliders to measure dissolved oxygen in the large hypoxic zone along the northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf and, within 2 years, complete a comprehensive plan to transition to operations the deployment of gliders for hypoxic zone monitoring east and west of the Mississippi delta, to complement shipboard and fixed observing system monitoring. URL:

2015 NOAA California Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program. NOAA. Deadline: 11/21/14. Synopsis: The California B-WET Program is a competitive grant program that supports existing, high quality environmental education programs, fosters the growth of new, innovative programs, and encourages capacity building and partnership development for environmental education programs throughout the entire the San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay, and Santa Barbara Channel watersheds. URL:

Defense Department

Thin-Wing Electromechanical Actuation (EMA) Demonstration. Air Force Research Lab. Deadline: 11/10/14. Synopsis: The objective of this BAA is to develop a robust, thin-wing primary flight actuator capable of achieving a high-duty cycle application (e.g. aileron) while fitting within the volume constraints mandated in future thin-wing aircraft designs. URL:

Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Deadline: 11/17/14. Synopsis: DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment. URL: (AFOSR), (ONR), (ARO)

SafeWare. DARPA - Information Innovation Office. Deadline: 11/18/14. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of program obfuscation. URL:

Cyber Fault-tolerant Attack Recovery (CFAR). DARPA - Information Innovation Office. Deadline: 11/19/14. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of heterogeneous, cyber fault-tolerant computation to enable rapid detection of and recovery from cyber-attacks. URL:

Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Department of Defense Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI). Deadline: 11/24/14 for encouraged white papers, 2/23/15 for proposals. Synopsis: MURI is sponsored by the DoD research offices: the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD. The program is focused on multidisciplinary research efforts where more than one traditional discipline interacts to provide rapid advances in scientific areas of interest to the DoD. URL: (ONR), (AFOSR)

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:

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:

Energy Department

Advanced Research in Dry-Cooling (ARID). ARPA-E. Deadline: 11/10/14 for concept papers. Synopsis: This program seeks to fund transformative new power plant cooling technologies that enable high thermal-to-electric energy conversion efficiency with zero net water dissipation to the atmosphere. Of particular interest to this program are technologies that incorporate air cooling, sorption-based cooling, multimode (convection/radiant) cooling, large capacity cool storage, or any other innovative heat rejection technology that addresses the programmatic goals. URL:

Buildings Energy Effeciency Frontier & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) - 2015. Deadline: 11/10/14 for required concept papers, 1/12/15 for applications. Synopsis: This FOA combines an early-stage research and development topic (Innovations) with a later-stage research and development topic (Frontiers) that complement the core funding provided to the national labs and allow all interested parties to contribute to advancement in two of these core technological areas: Non-vapor compression HVAC technologies and advanced vapor compression HVAC technologies. URL:

Solid-State Lighting Advanced Technology Research and Development 2015. NETL. Deadline: 11/14/14 for required concept papers, 1/15/15 for applications. Synopsis: Through research and development of solid state lighting (SSL) including both light emitting diode and organic light emitting diode technologies the objectives of this opportunity are to maximize the energy efficiency of SSL products in the market place, remove market barriers through improvements to lifetime, color quality, and lighting system performance, reduce costs of SSL sources and luminaires, improve product consistency while maintaining high quality products, and encourage the growth, leadership, and sustainability of domestic US manufacturing within the SSL industry. URL:

Systems Biology Research to Advance Sustainable Bioenergy Crop Development. Deadline: 11/14/14 for required preapplications, 1/16/15 for applications. Synopsis: In this FOA, applications are requested for: i) Systems-level research to better understand the molecular and physiological mechanisms that control bioenergy crop vigor, resource use efficiency, and resilience/adaptability to abiotic stress, as well as interactions with the surrounding environment, in order to increase biomass productivity under changing and at times suboptimal conditions; ii) Systems biology-enabled investigations into the role(s) of microbial and microbial communities in the complex and multi-scaled interactions of the plant-soil-environment: contribution(s) to bioenergy feedstock plant performance, adaptation, and resilience in the face of a broad range of changing environmental conditions and abiotic stressors (e.g., climate), and the impacts of introducing bioenergy cropping systems on the local ecosystem. URL:

Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems. Deadline: 11/21/14 for concept papers, 1/12/15 for applications. Synopsis: EERE is seeking interdisciplinary projects that apply landscape design approaches to integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems while maintaining or enhancing environmental and socio-economic sustainability including ecosystem services and food, feed, and fiber production. URL:

Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDac): High Energy Physics. Deadline: 12/3/14 for strongly encouraged letters of intent, 1/7/15 for applications. Synopsis: DOE is seeking proposals from interdisciplinary multi-institutional teams in the area of computational high energy physics. Applications should propose two-year research plans and demonstrate how the proposed research will advance the HEP mission by fully exploiting leadership class computing resources (those existing at or planned in the next five years for the Oak Ridge and Argonne Leadership Computing Facilities, or the high performance production computational systems at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, or similar computing facilities). 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:

Health and Human Services Department

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

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Research and Translation Core Centers (P30). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/20/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for Centers to support both basic and clinical research on PKD. URL:

Research Using Biosamples from Selected Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Studies (DP3). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/20/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for ancillary studies using archived samples from selected diabetes clinical trials and studies. URL:

Research Using Subjects From Selected Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Studies (Living Biobank) (DP3). NIDDK. Deadline: 11/20/14. Synopsis: This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications for ancillary studies that use subjects enrolled in (or screened for participation in) the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet clinical trials network, or for ancillary studies that use subjects enrolled in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT)/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC). URL:

Immunobiology of Xenotransplantation. NIAID. Deadline: 11/20/14. Synopsis: NIAID solicits applications to participate in the Immunobiology of Xenotransplantation Cooperative Research Program (IXCRP) for the development of preclinical porcine to nonhuman primate models of islet, kidney, heart, lung, or liver xenotransplantation. URL: (U01), (U19)

Training Modules to Enhance Data Reproducibility (R25). NIH. Deadline: 11/20/14. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on developing courses for skills development, specifically, training modules for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and beginning investigators designed to enhance data reproducibility. URL:

U.S.-China Program for Research Toward a Cure for HIV/AIDS (R01). NIH. Deadline: 11/21/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate collaborative research opportunities between investigators in the U.S. and China focused on research toward a cure for HIV/AIDS. URL:

Mucosal Environment and HIV Prevention (MEHP II) (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 11/21/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications that support innovative proof-of-concept/feasibility non-vaccine biomedical prevention (nBP) research needed to support and advance the development of safer and more effective microbicides and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) strategies. URL:

Approaches to Eliminate HIV and Opportunistic Pathogens from Oral Reservoirs (R01). NIDCR. Deadline: 11/21/14. Synopsis: The goal is to support novel basic and translational research projects that focus on the biology of residual oral reservoirs for HIV and opportunistic oral pathogens. URL:

Gut-Microbiome-Brain Interactions and Mental Health (R21/R33). NIMH. Deadline: 11/25/14. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research grant applications to investigate mechanisms by which the gut microbiome modulates the development and function of brain circuits that subserve behavioral functions of direct relevance to the mission of the NIMH. URL:

Secondary Analyses of Existing Alcohol Epidemiology Data (R21). NIAAA. Deadline: 11/25/14. Synopsis: This FOA encourages the submission of investigator-initiated research grant applications to support the secondary analysis of existing data sets with the goal of enhancing our understanding of patterns of alcohol consumption and the epidemiology of alcohol-related problems. URL:

Chronic Kidney Disease Biomarkers Consortium (CKD BioCon) (U01). NIDDK. Deadline: 12/2/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to establish the second phase of the CKD BioCon through a cooperative agreement. Application for the second phase of the CKD BioCon will be open to members of the original consortium as well as new investigative teams. URL:

Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/3/14. Synopsis: The overall purpose of the NIAAA Alcohol Research Center program is to provide leadership in conducting and fostering interdisciplinary, collaborative research on a wide variety of topics relevant to the Institute’s mission. URL:

Comprehensive Alcohol Research Centers (P60). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/3/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications using the P60 mechanism that must include an information dissemination core to initiate and expand community education, related to the overall goal of the center. URL:

Center of Excellence for Natural Product Drug Interaction Research (U54). NCCAM. Deadline: 12/4/14. Synopsis: The ultimate goal of this program is to develop a definitive approach to determining the clinical relevance of pharmacokinetic interactions between natural products and medications. URL:

Data Integration and Analysis Tools: Accessible Resources for Integration and Analysis of Carbohydrate and Glycoconjugate Structural, Analytical, and Interaction Data in the Context of Comparable Gene, Protein, and Lipid Data (R34). NIH. Deadline: 12/10/14. Synopsis: This R34 FOA invites applications for preliminary research and formation of research teams that will lay the groundwork for the inclusive, community-driven development of accessible resources for integration and analysis of carbohydrate and glycoconjugate structural, analytical, and interaction data in the context of comparable gene, protein, and lipid data. URL:

Novel and Innovative Tools to Facilitate Identification, Tracking, Manipulation, and Analysis of Glycans and their Functions. NIH. Deadline: 12/10/14. Synopsis: This FOA solicits development of new, more easily accessible tools, reagents, and technologies to facilitate identification, tracking, manipulation, and analysis of glycans with their biological binding partners and determine their functions. URL: (U01), (R21)

Facile Methods and Technologies for Synthesis of Biomedically Relevant Carbohydrates (U01). NIH. Deadline: 12/10/14. Synopsis: This FOA is intended to support development of new approaches (methods and technologies) to facilitate the rapid and affordable synthesis, production, and/or functionalization of bio-medically relevant glycans and glyco-conjugates representing 1) mammalian glycomes and 2) microbial glycans. URL:

Extracellular Vesicles in HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse. NIDA. Deadline: 12/15/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research projects that investigate extracellular vesicles in HIV infection/progression or as potential HIV/AIDS biomarkers or therapeutics. Proposed projects must also explore the potential impact of exposure to substances of abuse. URL: (R01), (R21)

Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research Consortium to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children: A Multilevel Approach (UH2/UH3). NIDCR. Deadline: 12/9/14, 2/27/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: The overall goal of this initiative is to establish effective interventions or programs to reduce or eliminate oral health disparities and inequalities in vulnerable U.S. children who are between 0 and 21 years of age. URL:

Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Research Consortium to Reduce Oral Health Disparities in Children: Data Coordinating Center (U01). NIDCR. Deadline: 12/9/14, 2/27/15 for AIDS. Synopsis: The overall goal of this initiative is to establish effective interventions or programs to reduce or eliminate oral health disparities and inequalities in vulnerable U.S. children who are between 0 and 21 years of age. URL:

Consortium on Biomarker and Outcome Measures of Social Impairment for Use in Clinical Trials in Autism Spectrum Disorder (U19). NIMH NICHD, NINDS. Deadline: 12/10/14. Synopsis: The FOA will support a Consortium project to conduct a multi-site study to assess a well-justified set of standardized lab-based measures of domains of social impairment and biological measures (resting state and task-based EEG as well as eye tracking measures) that show promise in school age individuals with ASD at baseline, 6 and 24 week time points. URL:

Nuclear Organization and Function Interdisciplinary Consortium (NOFIC)(U54). NIH. Deadline: 12/6/14. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to establish technology-development and data-production centers whose mission will be to develop, benchmark, standardize, and validate the next generation of high-throughput technologies that can produce three dimensional physical and functional maps of mammalian genomes, develop predictive models of mammalian genome structure-function relationships, and test the relevance of new nuclear organizational principles within the context of specific biological paradigms and systems.

4D Nucleome Network Organizational Hub (U01). NIH. Deadline: 12/16/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to identify and support an Organizational Hub that will provide the administrative infrastructure for the 4D Nucleome Network. URL:

4D Nucleome Network Data Coordination and Integration Center (U01). NIH. Deadline: 12/16/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to identify and support a Four-Dimensional Nucleome Network Data Coordination and Integration Center. URL:

Model Organisms Screening Center for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) (U54). NIH. Deadline: 12/16/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to establish a Model Organisms Screening Center for evaluating the pathogenicity and function of approximately 200 gene variants per year identified through the Undiagnosed Diseases Network. URL:

Collaborative Partnership on Alcohol and Health Disparity Research Center (AHDRC) (U54). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/18/14. Synopsis: This FOA invites U54 applications for the implementation of partnership awards between Institutions serving communities with Alcohol use related health disparities and other institutions with extensive alcohol research programs. URL:

Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (P50). NIEHS, EPA. Deadline: 12/22/14. Synopsis: This FOA encourages grant applications to support a transdisciplinary program of basic and applied research to examine the effects of environmental factors on children’s health and well-being. URL:

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:

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)

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)

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

Vascular Dysfunction in the Pathogenesis of Severe Malaria (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/1/15. 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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

Interior Department

The Educational Component of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program. USGS. Deadline: 11/5/14. Synopsis: NCGMP provides funds for graduate and selected undergraduate students in academic research projects that involve geologic mapping as a major component. Through these cooperative agreements NCGMP hopes to expand the research and educational capacity of academic programs that teach earth science students the techniques of geologic mapping and field data analysis. 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:

NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts: Phase I Studies NASA Research Announcement - 2015. Deadline: 11/12/14 for white papers, 1/21/15 for invited proposals. Synopsis: This NRA Appendix will solicit multiple studies, each of which will investigate an architecture, mission, or system concept with the potential to enable a great leap in space or aeronautics. Aerospace architecture, mission, or system concepts proposed for NIAC Phase I study must be exciting, unexplored, far-term, and credible. URL:

NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC), Phase I. Deadline: 11/12/14 for white papers, 1/21/15 for invited proposals. Synopsis: This NRA Appendix will solicit multiple studies, each of which will investigate an architecture, mission, or system concept with the potential to enable a great leap in space or aeronautics. 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

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections. Deadline: 12/3/14. Synopsis: SCHC helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration and prolong the useful life of collections.URL:

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:

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI). Deadline: 11/6/14. Synopsis: The CRI program drives discovery and learning in the core CISE disciplines of the three participating CISE divisions by supporting the creation and enhancement of world-class research infrastructure that will support focused research agendas in computer and information science and engineering. URL:

Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) (EFRI-2015). NSF, AFOSR. Deadline: 11/17/14 for required letters of intent, 1/9/15 for required preliminary proposals, 3/30/15 for invited proposals. Synopsis: This solicitation is a funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. NSFwill consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in the following research area: Two-Dimensional Atomic-layer Research and Engineering (2-DARE). URL:

SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF). Deadline: 11/10/14. Synopsis: SBE offers Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in two tracks: Broadening Participation, and Interdisciplinary Research in Behavioral and Social Sciences. URL:

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs. Deadline: 11/10/14 for medium projects, 11/20/14 for large projects, 1/14/15 for small projects. Synopsis: CISE’s IIS Division supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) program; The Information Integration and Informatics (III) program; and The Robust Intelligence (RI) program.URL:

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs. Deadline: 11/10/14 for medium projects, 11/20/14 for large projects, 1/14/15 for small projects. Synopsis: CISE’s CNS Division supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in two core programs: Computer Systems Research (CSR) program; and Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program. URL:

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs. Deadline: 11/10/14 for medium projects, 11/20/14 for large projects, 1/14/15 for small projects. Synopsis: CISE’s CCF Division supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: The Algorithmic Foundations (AF) program; The Communications and Information Foundations (CIF) program; and The Software and Hardware Foundations (SHF) program. URL:

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC). Deadline: 11/10/14 for medium projects, 11/20/14 for large projects, 12/19/14 for cybersecurity education projects, 1/14/15 for small projects. Synopsis: The CISE SaTC program welcomes proposals that address Cybersecurity from a Trustworthy Computing Systems (TWC) perspective and/or a Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) perspective, or from the Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS) perspective. URL:

Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH). Deadline: 11/18/14. Synopsis: CNH Program supports interdisciplinary research that examines human and natural system processes and the complex interactions among human and natural systems at diverse scales. URL:

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID). NSF, NIH, USDA, U.K. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation. Deadline: 11/19/14. Synopsis: The program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases. URL:

Sociology Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards (Soc-DDRI). Deadline: 11/25/14. Synopsis: The Sociology Program funds doctoral dissertation research to defray direct costs associated with conducting research, for example, dataset acquisition, additional statistical or methodological training, meeting with scholars associated with original datasets, and fieldwork away from the student’s home campus. URL:

Generators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS). ARPA-E. Deadline: 12/1/14 for concept papers. Synopsis: The GENSETS Program seeks to fund the development of potentially disruptive generator technologies that will enable widespread deployment of residential Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems. The GENSETS Program seeks transformative generators/engines with 1 kW of electrical output (kWe) that have high efficiency (40% fuel to electricity), long life (10 years), low cost ($3,000 per system), and low emissions. URL:

Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP). Deadline: 12/5/14, 3/6/15, 6/5/15. Synopsis: The new internship initiative expands opportunities for NSF Graduate Fellows to enhance their professional development by engaging in mission related research experiences with partner agencies across the federal government. GRIP is open only to NSF Graduate Fellows, recipients of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award. URL:

Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCE-PRF). Deadline: 12/8/14. Synopsis: During tenure, fellows will affiliate with an appropriate research institution(s) and conduct research on topics supported by OCE. URL:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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:

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. URL:

State of California

California Coastal Commission. WHALE TAIL Grants Program. Deadline: 11/1/14. Synopsis: The grants support programs that teach California's children and the general public to value and take action to improve the health of the state's marine and coastal resources. This grants program focuses on reaching communities that are currently poorly served in terms of marine and coastal education. URL:

California Energy Commission. Electric Program Investment Charge Demonstrating Bioenergy Solutions That Support California's Industries, the Environment, and the Grid. Deadline: 11/7/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to fund technology demonstration and deployment projects that demonstrate and appraise the operational and performance characteristics of pre-commercial biomass conversion technologies, generation systems, and development strategies. URL:

California Energy Commission. Analysis of Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Aspects of Achieving Energy Efficiency Potential (Phase 1: Residential Sector). Deadline: 11/24/14. Synopsis: The purpose of this solicitation is to fund market facilitation projects that involve analysis of the role of society, culture, and behavior in the adoption and use of energy efficiency measures in the residential sector in the context of consumers voluntarily electing to participate in programs. URL:

California Energy Commission. Advanced Natural Gas Engine Ignition Systems Research. Deadline: 12/1/14. Synopsis: The purpose is to support the applied research and development of advanced high-energy ignition systems capable of overcoming the challenges of igniting natural gas fuel under high boost pressures with heavy exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) for spark-ignited Class 3-8 engines. URL:

University of California

California Breast Cancer Research Program, UCOP. Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Awards. Deadline: 10/30/14 for required letters of intent, 12/12/15 for proposals. Synopsis: IDEA awards support speculative, exploratory, high-risk/high-reward projects with a primary focus on breast cancer. URL:

California Breast Cancer Research Program, UCOP. Translational Research Award. Deadline: 10/30/14 for required letters of intent, 12/12/15 for proposals. Synopsis: CBCRP is committed to supporting research that is on a critical path for practical application. URL:

UC Berkeley. Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Deadline: 11/1/14. Synopsis: The Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, faculty mentoring, and eligibility for a hiring incentive to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. URL:

UCOP. President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Deadline: 11/1/14. Synopsis: The current program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC. URL:

California Breast Cancer Research Program, UCOP. CBCRP Conference Awards. Deadline: 11/5/14. Synopsis: At least one major objective of the conference or event must focus on breast cancer and at least 50 percent of the event must be devoted to accomplishing the breast cancer objective(s). Funding preference will be given to events that bring together people with different perspectives who do not usually meet and exchange views and to events that are more likely to lead to new research projects and new collaborations. URL:

California Breast Cancer Research Program, UCOP. CBCRP Community Research Collaboration Awards. Deadline: 11/5/14 for pre-application research plans, 12/12/15 for applications. Synopsis: Awards fund community organizations - such as breast cancer advocacy organizations, community clinics and other organizations serving women with breast cancer - to work in teams with well-trained, experienced research scientists. URL:

UC Berkeley, Berkeley Food Institute. 2015 BFI Seed Grant. Deadline: 11/14/14. Synopsis: BFI is offering funding for faculty and cooperative extension specialists at UC Berkeley for innovative, collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects. BFI works to catalyze and support transformative change in food systems, to promote diversity, justice, resilience, and health, from the local to the global. URL:

UC Institute for Research in the Arts. Major Grants. Deadline: 11/15/14. Synopsis: UCIRA supports creative research and critical discourse by UC faculty and students working in all genres and with a wide array of community partners. Grant categories include Graduate Grants, Open Classroom Challenge, and Mini-Grants. URL:

UCB School of Public Health. Health Initiative of the Americas (HIA), California Program on Access to Care (CPAC). Research Program on Migration and Health. Programa de Investigación en Migración y Salud (PIMSA). Deadline: 12/1/14 for required letters of intent, 2/2/15 for proposals. Synopsis: PIMSA promotes collaborative and bi-national research by funding research projects that will contribute to the knowledge base of migration and health-related issues facing workers of Mexican-origin and their families in the United States and Mexico. URL:

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:

France-Berkeley Fund 2015 Call for Projects, UC Berkeley. 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 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:

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:

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:

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:

Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), UCOP. 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:

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. 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.

HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Trust Challenge: Building Trust in Connected Learning Environments. Deadline: 11/3/14. Synopsis: The Trust Challenge will award a total of $1.2 million to institutions and organizations that tackle questions about trust in connected learning environments. Successful applicants will develop digital tools (apps, badge systems, data management platforms, online learning content, etc.) that engender trust, safety, and privacy in connected learning environments, and that empower learners to connect and learn anywhere, anytime in ways that are equitable, social, participatory, and interest-driven. URL:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Grand Challenges Explorations. Deadline: 11/12/14. Synopsis: Grand Challenges Explorations seeks innovative global health and development solutions. Topics are: Surveillance Tools, Diagnostics and an Artificial Diet to Support New Approaches to Vector Control; New Approaches for Addressing Outdoor/Residual Malaria Transmission; New Ways to Reduce Pneumonia Fatalities through Timely, Effective Treatment of Children; Enable Universal Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments to Create an Economic Ecosystem that Will Help Lift the Poorest Out of Poverty; Explore New Ways to Measure Brain Development and Gestational Age; New Ways of Working Together: Integrating Community-Based Interventions. URL:

Knight Foundation. Knight Cities Challenge. Deadline: 11/14/14. Synopsis: The Knight Cities Challenge is seeking new ideas that make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work. The challenge is offering $5 million for innovative projects that answer the question: What’s your best idea to make cities more successful? The challenge is open to innovators of all types: architects, activists, artists, city planners, entrepreneurs, students, educators, city officials, as well as governments and organizations. 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.