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

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Commerce Department

Sea Scallop Research. NOAA. Deadline: 10/7/16. Synopsis: National Marine Fisheries Service, in coordination with the New England Fishery Management Council, is soliciting Atlantic Sea Scallop research proposals.

Marine Fisheries Initiative (MARFIN). NOAA. Deadline: 10/14/16. Synopsis: The National Marine Fisheries Service is seeking proposals for research and development projects that optimize the use of fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and off the South Atlantic states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, involving the U.S. fishing industry, including fishery biology, resources assessment, socio-economic assessment, management and conservation, selected harvesting methods, and fish handling and processing.

NOAA California Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program. Deadline: 11/8/16. Synopsis: Theprogram 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.

Saltonstall-Kennedy Competitive Research Program. NOAA. Deadline: 12/9/16. Synopsis: This program provides grants or cooperative agreements for fisheries research and development projects addressing aspects of U.S. fisheries, including, but not limited to, harvesting, processing, marketing, and associated business infrastructures.

Marine Debris Research. NOAA. Deadline: 12/19/16. Synopsis: The MDP invites applications requesting funding for research that explores the ecological risk associated with marine debris, determines debris exposure levels, and examines the fate and transport of marine debris in nearshore, coastal environments.

Defense Department

Safe Genes. DARPA. Deadline: 10/6/16 for proposal abstracts, 11/17/16 for proposals. Synopsis: The Safe Genes program will create biological capabilities that enable the safe pursuit of advanced genome editing applications and protect against potential engineered genetic threats.

Naval Engineering Education Consortium (NEEC). Deadline: 10/10/16. Synopsis: On behalf of the Naval Sea Systems Command Warfare Centers, NSWC IHEODTD
is soliciting research of interest in support of the NEEC.

Reconfigurable Imaging (ReImagine). DARPA. Deadline: 10/10/16. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting research proposals to demonstrate multi-functional imaging sensors that are reconfigurable through software.

Military Medical Photonics Program. AFOSR. Deadline: 10/31/16. Synopsis: The Air Force Office of Scientific Research seeks unclassified proposals for broad- based research and development aimed at using lasers and other light source technology to develop applications in medicine, photobiology, surgery, and closely related materials sciences, with applications to combat casualty care and other military medical problems.

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP). Deadline: 11/4/16. Synopsis: The ONR 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 04 November 2011, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research.

Energy Department

Applications for Technologies Directed at Utilizing Carbon Dioxide from Coal Fired Power Plants. NETL. Deadline: 10/3/16. Synopsis: The goal is to develop and advance both onshore and offshore carbon storage technologies that will significantly improve the effectiveness of the technology, reduce the cost of implementation, and be ready for widespread commercial deployment in the 2025–2035 timeframe.

Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

Advancing Basic Behavioral and Social Research on Resilience: An Integrative Science Approach (UG3/UH3). NIH. Deadline: 12/1/16. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications that will elucidate mechanisms and processes of resilience within a general framework that emphasizes its dynamics and interactions across both time and scale, multiple contexts, multiple outcomes, and multiple time frames.

Expanding Alcohol-Focused High-Priority Translational Research for HIV/AIDS (UH2/UH3). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/2/16. Synopsis: The FOA solicits applications for projects to adapt, apply, and validate existing or emerging behavioral and/or biological technologies into a new generation of patient-focused intervention to improve the treatment of alcohol-related problems among HIV+ individuals.

Model Continuums of Care Initiative (MCCI) for Women and Girls at Risk and Living With HIV/AIDS and Harmful Alcohol and Associated Comorbidities Planning Cooperative Agreement (U34). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/2/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to promote the development and evaluation of integrated multilevel interventions to reduce alcohol consumption as a key approach to preventing new infections and enhancing treatment adherence in communities in the U.S. where racial and ethnic minority women bear a disproportionate share of the HIV/AIDS disease burden.

Collaborative Research in HIV/AIDS, Alcohol, and Related Comorbidities (Collaborative U01). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/2/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages new research into the identification, analysis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS and associated comorbidities impacted by alcohol use by fostering collaborations between NIAAA-supported investigators and those currently unaffiliated with the NIAAA HIV/AIDS research activities.

Specialized Alcohol Research Centers (P50). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/5/16. 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.

Comprehensive Alcohol Research Centers (P60). NIAAA. Deadline: 12/5/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications which requires an information dissemination core to initiate and expand community education related to the activities of the center.

Limited Interaction Targeted Epidemiology (LITE) to Advance HIV Prevention (UG3/UH3). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 12/5/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications to use innovative technology to conduct epidemiologic studies of large cohorts of U.S. populations at high risk of HIV infection.

Promoting Organ and Tissue Donation Among Diverse Populations (R01). NIDDK. Deadline: 12/5/16. Synopsis: This FOA intends to stimulate investigators to search for barriers to organ and tissue donation.

Basic Biopsychosocial Mechanisms and Processes in the Management of Chronic Conditions (R21). NIH. Deadline: 12/6/16. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to stimulate basic inquiry into the mechanisms that influence people within their larger social contexts to manage one or multiple conditions over the lifecourse.

Silencing of HIV-1 Proviruses (R61/R33). NIAID, NIDA, NIMH. Deadline: 12/7/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages Exploratory and developmental bi-phasic research applications 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.

Understanding HIV Persistence in Infants (R01). NIAID, NICHD, NIMH. Deadline: 12/7/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate research in the pathogenesis of perinatal HIV-1 infection by elucidating HIV-1 immune responses in the setting of the infant’s evolving immune system and mechanisms of establishment and maintenance of HIV-1 latent viral reservoirs.

Engaging Youth and Young Adults from Health Disparity Populations in the HIV Treatment Cascade (R01). NIMHD. Deadline: 12/7/16. Synopsis: This initiative will support research projects that implement and test comprehensive service approaches to engage and retain youth and young adults (age 12 – 25 years) from health disparity populations in the HIV Treatment Cascade.

BRAIN Initiative: New Concepts and Early-Stage Research for Large-Scale Recording and Modulation in the Nervous System (R21). NIH. Deadline: 12/7/16. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications for unique and innovative technologies that are in an even earlier stage of development than that sought in other FOAs, including new and untested ideas that are in the initial stages of conceptualization.

NINDS Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research (P50). Deadline: 12/14/16. Synopsis: The overarching goal of the s program is to establish a network of Centers that work collaboratively as well as independently to define the causes of and discover improved treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Enhancing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Digital Curation for Biomedical Big Data (U01). NIH. Deadline: 12/15/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support the development, improvement and implementation of tools and approaches that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of digital curation processes used to characterize and describe the digital data used in or resulting from biomedical research.

Developmental Mechanisms of Human Structural Birth Defects (P01). NICHD. Deadline: 12/16/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support innovative, multidisciplinary, interactive, and synergistic program projects that integrate basic, translational, and clinical approaches to understanding the developmental biology and genetic basis of significant congenital human malformations.

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08). Deadline: 12/16/16. Synopsis: This program supports projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers.

Understanding and Addressing the Multi-level Influences on Uptake and Adherence to HIV Prevention Strategies among Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Sub-Saharan Africa (R01) (R21) (R34). NIH. Deadline: 12/20/16. Synopsis: This initiative aims to: (1) enhance our understanding of the multi-level factors that influence HIV prevention strategy use among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in sub-Saharan Africa and (2) develop and test novel interventions to address these factors and enhance the uptake and adherence to HIV prevention strategies among AGYW in sub-Saharan Africa.

Learning Disabilities Research Centers (P50). NICHD. Deadline: 12/28/16. Synopsis: The LDRCs will focus on generating new scientific knowledge to inform our understanding of learning disabilities (LDs) and comorbid conditions through synergistic, integrated, team-based transdisciplinary science.

Sustained Release of Antivirals for Treatment or Prevention of HIV (SRATP) (R01). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 1/4/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage grant applications that address the long term goal and objective of developing sustained release strategies for HIV treatment or prevention.

Improving the HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Cascade (R01) (R34). NIMH, NIAID, NIDA, NINR. Deadline: 1/6/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications that will strengthen the HIV oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) care continuum by developing and testing interventions to improve PrEP care engagement and retention among individuals at substantial risk for HIV infection, as well as interventions to support PrEP medication adherence and persistence as indicated.

BRAIN Initiative: Standards to Define Experiments Related to the BRAIN Initiative (R24). NIH. Deadline: 1/10/17, 10/11/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to develop standards that describe experimental protocols that are being conducted as part of the BRAIN Initiative.

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research on E-Cigarettes (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 1/17/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to stimulate research on non-cancer cardiovascular and pulmonary physiologic and health effects of electronic cigarette exposure.

BRAIN Initiative: Data Archives for the BRAIN Initiative (R24). NIH. Deadline: 1/17/17, 10/19/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to develop web-accessible data archives to capture, store, and curate data related to BRAIN Initiative activities.

BRAIN Initiative: Integration and Analysis of BRAIN Initiative Data (R24). NIH. Deadline: 1/19/17, 10/26/17. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to develop informatics tools for analyzing, visualizing, and integrating data related to the BRAIN Initiative or to enhance our understanding of the brain.

NIA Program Project Applications (P01). Deadline: 1/25/17. Synopsis: Each application submitted to this FOA must include at least three related research projects that share a common central theme, focus, and/overall objective and an administrative core to lead the project.

Support of NIGMS Program Project Grants (P01). Deadline: 1/25/17, 5/7/17 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA supports research which aims to solve a significant biological problem, important for the mission of NIGMS, through a collaborative approach involving outstanding scientists.

Encouraging Appropriate Care Using Behavioral Economics through Electronic Health Records (R21/R33). NIA, NIDA. Deadline: 1/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to invite applications proposing to apply behavioral economics principles to build interventions into electronic health records for the purpose of improving physician compliance with recommended treatment guidelines

Characterization of Circulating Pro- and Anti-Geronic Proteins and Peptides (R01). NIA. Deadline: 2/2/17. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to advance research on the underlying basis for the transfer (or transposition) of aging phenotypes observed between young and old rodents and discovered through heterochronic parabiosis.

Selected Topics in Transfusion Medicine (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/5/17, 5/7/17 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research grant applications from investigators who propose to study research topics in blood banking and transfusion medicine aimed at improving the safety and availability of the blood supply and the practice of transfusion medicine.

Perinatal Stroke (R01). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/7/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications that propose basic and/or translational research studies regarding the developing neurovascular unit, perinatal stroke injury/repair response, and/or stroke related etiologies and risk factors.

Identification of Mechanisms Mediating the Effects of Sleep on Diabetes-Related Metabolism in Humans (R01). NIDDK, ORWH. Deadline: 2/9/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to investigate the mechanisms mediating the interactions between sleep and diabetes-related metabolism using deep metabolic phenotyping approaches in healthy human populations and those with metabolic and/or sleep disorders.

High Impact Neuroscience Research Resource Grants (R24). NINDS. Deadline: 2/14/16. Synopsis: This FOA supports high impact efforts to make resources available to neuroscience researchers.

Selected Topics in Transfusion Medicine (R21). NHLBI. Deadline: 2/16/16, 5/7/16 for AIDS. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research grant applications from investigators who propose to study research topics in blood banking and transfusion medicine aimed at improving the safety and availability of the blood supply and the practice of transfusion medicine.

Maximizing the Scientific Value of the NHLBI Biorepository: Scientific Opportunities for Exploratory Research (R21). Deadline: 2/17/17. Synopsis: This FOA will support exploratory research relevant to the NHLBI mission using the existing biospecimen collections that are stored in the NHLBI Biologic Specimen Repository.

Planning Grant for Emerging Epidemic Virus Research Training for West African Countries with Widespread Transmission of Ebola- Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone (D71). NIH. Deadline: 2/22/17. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications from U.S. or African research institutions to plan research training and capacity building programs focused on emerging viral epidemics in collaboration with institutions in Guinea, Liberia, and/or Sierra Leone.

NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13). Deadline: 2/24/17. Synopsis: Grants are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other works of academic and/or public health policy value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences.

BRAIN Initiative Fellows: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32). NIH. Deadline: 3/15/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to enhance the research training of promising postdoctorates, early in their postdoctoral training period, who have the potential to become productive investigators in research areas that will advance the goals of the BRAIN Initiative.

Strategic Alliances for Medications Development to Treat Substance Use Disorders (R01). NIDA. Deadline: 3/27/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to support research that advances compounds towards FDA approval by leveraging NIDA funds with the strengths and resources of outside organizations.

Grand Opportunity in Medications Development for Substance-Use Disorders (U01). NIDA. Deadline: 3/27/17. Synopsis: The purpose is to accelerate the development of medication for the treatment of Substance-Use Disorders by encouraging research applications to support a diverse array of preclinical and/or clinical research projects.

Fundamental Mechanisms of Affective and Decisional Processes in Cancer Control (R01). NCI. Deadline: 4/11/17, 10/10/17. Synopsis: The FOA is expected to encourage collaboration among cancer control researchers and those from scientific disciplines not traditionally connected to cancer control applications to elucidate perplexing and understudied problems in affective and decision sciences with downstream implications for cancer prevention and control.

Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) (RM1). NHGRI. Deadline: 5/23/17. Synopsis: Each CEGS grant supports a multi-investigator, interdisciplinary team to develop innovative genomic approaches to address a particular biomedical problem.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) - Fall 2017. Deadline: 11/3/16. Synopsis: This call for graduate student fellowship applications solicits applications from individuals pursuing or planning to pursue master's (e.g., M.S.) or doctoral (e.g., Ph.D.) degrees in relevant space technology disciplines at accredited U.S. universities.

Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System - Appendix C. Deadline: 12/15/16. Synopsis: This announcement is for the release of the third of the appendices, Appendix C, which solicits proposals in the five research areas for which experimental data will available in the PSI by the Appendix C proposal due date: Combustion Science, Complex Fluids, Fluid Physics, Fundamental Physics and Materials Science.

Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences – 2016 (ROSES-2016). Deadline: Varies, through 6/1/17. Synopsis: This 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.

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.

National Archives and Records Administration

Access to Historical Records: Archival Projects. National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Deadline: 12/6/16. Synopsis: NHPRC seeks projects that ensure online public discovery and use of historical records collections.

Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives. National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Deadline: 1/19/17 for preliminary proposals. Synopsis: NHPRC seeks projects that will significantly improve public discovery and use of major historical records collections.

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Wireless Innovation between Finland and the US (WiFiUS). Deadline: 10/17/16. Synopsis: CISE and the Academy of Finland continue a joint program in the area of wireless networking that provides for an international collaboration arrangement whereby US researchers may receive funding from NSF and Finnish collaborators may receive funding from the Academy of Finland to pursue joint projects.

Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF). Deadline: 10/19/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development.

Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF): Core Programs. Deadline: 10/19/16 for medium and large projects, 11/16/16 for small projects. Synopsis: CCF supports transformative research and education projects that explore the foundations of computing and communication.

Computer and Network Systems (CNS): Core Programs. Deadline: 10/19/16 for medium and large projects, 11/16/16 for small projects. Synopsis: CNS supports research and education activities that invent new computing and networking technologies and that explore new ways to make use of existing technologies.

Information and Intelligent Systems (IIS): Core Programs. Deadline: 10/19/16 for medium and large projects, 11/16/16 for small projects. Synopsis: IIS supports research and education projects that develop new knowledge in three core programs: Cyber-Human Systems, Information Integration and Informatic, and Robust Intelligence.

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC). Deadline: 10/19/16 for medium and large projects, 11/16/16 for small projects, 12/15/16 for cybersecurity education projects. Synopsis: The SaTC program seeks fundamentally new, principled approaches to protect and defend cyberspace against harmful actions by determined adversaries, and to measure their effectiveness.

Environmental Sustainability. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The goal is to promote sustainable engineered systems that support human well-being and that are also compatible with sustaining natural (environmental) systems.

Biophotonics. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The goal is to explore the research frontiers in photonics principles, engineering and technology that are relevant for critical problems in fields of medicine, biology and biotechnology.

General and Age-Related Disabilities Engineering (GARDE). Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The program supports fundamental engineering research that will lead to the development of new technologies, devices, or software that improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities.

Particulate and Multiphase Processes. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The goal is to support fundamental research on physico-chemical phenomena that govern particulate and multiphase systems, including flow of suspensions, drops and bubbles, granular and granular-fluid flows, behavior of micro- and nanostructured fluids, and self-assembly/directed-assembly processes that involve particulates.

Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The goal is to advance fundamental engineering research on the rates and mechanisms of important classes of catalyzed and uncatalyzed chemical reactions as they relate to the design, production, and application of catalysts, chemical processes, biochemical processes, and specialized materials that have important impacts on society.

Combustion and Fire Systems. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The goal is to generate cleaner global and local environments, enhance public safety, improve energy and homeland security, and enable more efficient energy conversion and manufacturing.

Energy for Sustainability. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The goal is to support fundamental engineering research that will enable innovative processes and solutions for the sustainable production of electricity and fuels, and energy storage.

Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The B program supports fundamental engineering research that advances the understanding of cellular and biomolecular processes in engineering biology and eventually leads to the development of enabling technology for advanced manufacturing and/or applications in support of the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and bioenergy industries, or with applications in health or the environment.

Catalysis. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The goal is to advance research in catalytic engineering science and promote fundamental understanding and the development of catalytic materials and reactions that are of benefit to society.

Environmental Engineering. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: The goal is to support transformative research which applies scientific and engineering principles to avoid or minimize solid, liquid, and gaseous discharges, resulting from human activities on land, inland and coastal waters, and air, while promoting resource and energy conservation and recovery.

NSF/DOE Partnership in Basic Plasma Science and Engineering. Deadline: 10/21/16. Synopsis: The goal of the initiative is to enhance basic plasma research and education in this broad, multidisciplinary field by coordinating efforts and combining resources of the two agencies.

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Deadlines: Varies by area, 10/24/16, 10/25/16, 10/27/16, 10/28/16. Synopsis: The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education.

Division of Physics: Investigator-Initiated Research Projects (PHY). Deadline: Varies, 10/26/16, 11/11/16, 12/1/16, 2/1/17. Synopsis: The Division of Physics supports physics research and education in the nation’s colleges and universities across a broad range of physics disciplines.

SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (SPRF). Deadline: 11/14/16. Synopsis: The SPRF program offers two tracks: Fundamental Research in the SBE Sciences and Broadening Participation in the SBE Sciences.

Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Grants (AAG). Deadline: 11/15/16. Synopsis: The AAG Program provides individual investigator and collaborative research grants for observational, theoretical, laboratory, and archival data studies in astronomy and astrophysics.

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID). NSF, NIH, USDA NIFA, U.K. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation. Deadline: 11/16/16. Synopsis: The program supports research on the ecological, evolutionary, and socio-ecological principles and processes that influence the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases.

Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC). Deadline: 11/30/16 for required preliminary proposals, 2/16/17 for proposals. Synopsis: The goal is to support strongly interdisciplinary, integrative research and research capacity-building activities that will improve understanding of smart and connected communities and lead to discoveries that enable sustainable change to enhance community functioning.

Smart and Connected Health (SCH). Deadline: 12/8/16. Synopsis: The goal is to accelerate the development and use of innovative approaches that would support the much needed transformation of healthcare from reactive and hospital-centered to preventive, proactive, evidence-based, person-centered and focused on well-being rather than disease.

Geophysics (PH). Deadline: 12/9/16. Synopsis: The program supports basic research in the physics of the solid earth to explore its composition, structure, and processes from the Earth's surface to its’ deepest interior.

NSF/Intel Partnership on Computer Assisted Programming for Heterogeneous Architectures (CAPA). Deadline: 12/15/16. Synopsis: CAPA aims to address the problem of effective software development for diverse hardware architectures.

Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS). Deadline: 12/19/16. Synopsis: Through the CRCNS program, NSF, NIH, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the French National Research Agency, and the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.

Smart and Autonomous Systems (S&AS). Deadline: 12/19/16. Synopsis: The S&AS program focuses on Intelligent Physical Systems that are cognizant, taskable, reflective, ethical, and knowledge-rich.

Scalable Parallelism in the Extreme (SPX). Deadline: 1/10/17. Synopsis: The SPX program aims to support research addressing the challenges of increasing performance in this modern era of parallel computing.

Science of Learning (SL). Deadline: 1/18/17, 7/12/17. Synopsis: The goals of the SL Program are to develop basic theoretical insights and fundamental knowledge about learning principles, processes and constraints.

Algorithms in the Field (AitF). Deadline: 1/26/17. Synopsis: AitF encourages closer collaboration between two groups of researchers: theoretical computer science researchers, and other computing and information researchers. Proposals are expected to address the dissemination of both the algorithmic contributions and the resulting applications, tools, languages, compilers, libraries, architectures, systems, data, etc.

State of California

Advanced Vehicle-Grid Integration Research and Demonstration. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 10/21/16. Synopsis: Projects must fall within the following four project groups: Smart and Efficient Charging of PEVs; Advanced Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Technologies and Methods; Advanced Technologies for PEV Batteries; Advanced VGI for Fleets.

Addressing Air Quality and Environmental Impacts of Conventional and Emerging Electricity Sector Technologies in a Changing Climate. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 11/1/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund projects that will explore pathways to reduce the environmental, public health, and air quality impacts of electricity generation, distribution, and storage and improve overall resiliency of the electricity system. Additionally, funded projects will develop tools to inform projections of climate change impacts on the energy sector and analyze the energy efficiency and climate impacts of alternative refrigerants.

DISC 1 Program Announcement: Partnering Opportunity For Discovery Stage Research Projects: The Inception Awards. California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Deadline: 1/20/17. Synopsis: The program provides seed funding to support the exploration of transformational ideas that hold the potential to greatly impact the field of human stem cell research, but that require the generation of additional data to be competitive for larger funding opportunities through CIRM or other sources.

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

Animal Studies to Investigate Concurrent Effects of Environmental Chemicals and Stress Factors on Mammary Cancer. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/6/16. Synopsis: CBCRP intends to fund up to two projects to develop animal models that will fill the knowledge gaps about the interaction of environmental chemicals and psychosocial stressors on breast cancer causation by incorporating the relevant levels and biological windows of exposure to explain how these factors contribute to human risk.

Pilot Studies to Prevent Developmental Exposure to Ionizing Radiation from Medical Imaging. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/6/16. Synopsis: CBCRP intends to fund up to 3 pilot studies that aim to test the feasibility of an intervention to reduce exposures to ionizing radiation from medical imaging among girls (0-18 years) through preliminary effectiveness data.

Community Research Collaboration (CRC) Awards. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/24/16 for preapplications, 3/9/17 for applications. Synopsis: Awards support community based participatory research projects that include a collaborative partnership between a Community co-PI and an Academic co-PI in all phases of research.

Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Awards (IDEA). California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/27/16 for letters of intent, 3/9/17 for applications. Synopsis: Awards support promising high-risk/high-reward projects.

Translational Research Award. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 10/27/16 for letters of intent, 3/9/17 for applications. Synopsis: Awards support projects that overcome barriers and put prior research knowledge to practical use in the patient or community setting.

Berkeley Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Deadline: 11/1/16. 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.

President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. UCOP. Deadline: 11/1/16. Synopsis: These fellows provide an outstanding pool of potential new faculty members in a wide range of disciplines. Applicants may apply to only one University of California campus.

KITP Scholars. UCSB. Deadline: 11/1/16. Synopsis: The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics supports visiting researchers in theoretical physics who are faculty at teaching intensive U.S. colleges.

Conference Awards. California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Deadline: 11/3/16. Synopsis: This program supports a conference, symposium, retreat, or other meeting to stimulate new ideas and collaborations.

France-Berkeley Fund. UC Berkeley. Deadline: 1/31/17. 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.

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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