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 NIFA Grants.

AFRI Sustainable Bioenergy and Bioproducts. NIFA. Deadline: 7/14/16. Synopsis: In FY2016, the SBEBP is soliciting applications in the following priority areas: (1) Regional Bioenergy Coordinated Agricultural Projects; (2) Investing in America’s Scientific Corps: Preparing a New Generation of Students, Faculty, and Workforce for Emerging Challenges in Bioenergy, Bioproducts, and the Bioeconomy.

AFRI Food Safety Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 8/3/16. Synopsis: This AFRI Challenge Area promotes and enhances the scientific discipline of food safety, with an overall aim of protecting consumers from microbial and chemical contaminants that may occur during all stages of the food chain, from production to consumption.

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Water for Agriculture Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 8/4/16. Synopsis: This AFRI Challenge Area addresses critical water resources issues such as drought, excess soil moisture, flooding, quality and others in an agricultural context.

AFRI Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 8/4/16. Synopsis: This Challenge Area focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in the US.

Commerce Department

Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate (RAMPS) Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development. NIST. Deadline: 7/12/16. Synopsis: The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by NIST, is soliciting applications from eligible applicants for the establishment of state or regional consortia to identify cybersecurity workforce development pathways that address local workforce needs.

Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program. NOAA. Deadline: 8/16/16. Synopsis: The principal objective is to implement projects that use a proactive approach to improve or restore coastal habitat to: 1) strengthen the resilience of U.S. marine and coastal ecosystems and decrease the vulnerability of communities to extreme weather and 2) support sustainable fisheries and contribute to the recovery of protected resources.

FY2016 to FY2017 NOAA Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). Deadline: 9/30/17. Synopsis: The purpose of this notice is to request applications for special projects and programs associated with NOAA's strategic plan and mission goals.

Defense Department

Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). AFOSR, ARO, ONR. Deadline: 7/22/16. Synopsis: DURIP is designed to improve the capabilities of accredited United States institutions of higher education to conduct research and to educate scientists and engineers in areas important to national defense, by providing funds for the acquisition of research equipment or instrumentation.

Magnetic Miniaturized and Monolithically-Integrated Components (M3IC). DARPA. Deadline: 8/1/16. Synopsis: The Microsystems Technology Office is soliciting research proposals to develop integrated magnetic components on semiconductor substrates that will reduce size and enable new functionality for DoD electromagnetic systems. Proposals will focus on one or more areas: 1) integration of magnetic components on semiconductor substrates, 2) modeling the system-level impact of nonlinear, non-reciprocal, time-dependent magnetic phenomena, and 3) optimization of miniaturized microwave magnetic components.

Multidisciplinary Research Program of the University Research Initiative (MURI). AFOSR, ARO, ONR. Deadline: 8/1/16 for white papers (encouraged), 11/15/16 for proposals. Synopsis: The MURI program supports basic research in science and engineering at U.S. institutions of higher education that is of potential interest to DoD.

Prometheus. DARPA. Deadline: 8/2/16. Synopsis: The Prometheus program aims to develop a molecular host prognostic assay to measure infectious disease contagiousness. Prometheus will focus specifically on the early prognosis of pathogen transmission potential prior to the onset of symptoms.

Quibits in Silicon. ARO, NSA. Deadline: 8/9/16 for white papers, 10/21/16 for proposals. Synopsis: The goal of this BAA is to solicit research that would accelerate the development of multi-qubit systems in silicon, advance understanding of the multi-qubit environment that affects high-fidelity qubit operations, and development of optimal approaches to single and two-qubit control in a multi-qubit system.

HEL-JTO High Energy Laser Multidisciplinary Research Initiative (HEL-MRI) Program. ONR. Deadline: 8/29/16. Synopsis: The HEL-MRI will support university-led multidisciplinary teams whose research efforts intersect more than one traditional science and engineering discipline within the general area of HELs. ONR is interested in receiving proposals for basic research relating to the following thrust areas: #1: Next Generation High Energy Laser Technologies; #2: High-Power Propagation through Deep Turbulence; #3: Next Generation Beam Combination Techniques; #4: Modeling of the Lower Atmosphere; #5: Low Stress Coatings for HEL Deformable Mirrors; and #6: Materials Development for High Energy Laser Systems.

Dispersed Computing. DARPA. Deadline: 9/7/16. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of algorithms and protocols for mission-aware computation and communication across broad-scale, physically dispersed computing infrastructure.

DoD USAMRMC FY16 Broad Agency Announcement for Extramural Medical Research. Deadline: 9/30/16. 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. This FY16 BAA is intended to solicit extramural research and development ideas.

Education Department

Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program. Deadline: 7/22/16. Synopsis: The UISFL Program provides grants for planning, developing, and carrying out programs to strengthen and improve undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign languages in the United States.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Comprehensive Centers Program: National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students with Disabilities. Deadline: 7/25/16. Synopsis: Section 2244 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), requires the Secretary to establish a comprehensive center on students at risk of not attaining full literacy skills due to a disability.

Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): American Overseas Research Centers (AORC) Program. Deadline: 8/4/16. Synopsis: The AORC Program provides grants to consortia of institutions of higher education to establish or operate an AORC that promotes postgraduate research, exchanges, and area studies.

Energy Department

Eagle Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities. Deadline: 7/22/16 for concept papers, 9/15/16 for applications. Synopsis: The purpose is to advance the commercial readiness of eagle detection and impact minimization technologies in an effort to reduce market barriers for the deployment of wind facilities by providing wind energy stakeholders with proven and cost effective tools to minimize environmental impacts.

Next-Generation Transformers – Flexible Designs. NETL. Deadline: 7/24/16. Synopsis: The objective of this FOA is to stimulate innovative large power transformer (LPT) designs that promote greater standardization to increase grid resilience in the event of the loss of one or more LPTs.

ENergy-efficient Light-wave Integrated Technology Enabling Networks that Enhance Datacenters (ENLITENED). ARPA-E. Deadline: 7/15/16 for concept papers. Synopsis: The ARPA-E ENLITENED program seeks to provide a transformative change - to achieve an overall doubling in datacenter energy efficiency in 10 years through deployment of novel network topologies enabled by integrated photonics technologies.

Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) Integrated CCS Pre-Feasibility. NETL. Deadline: 8/23/16. Synopsis: The overall purpose of this FOA is to conduct pre-feasibility for a commercial-scale CO2 geological storage complex and demonstrate that the storage sites within the complex have the potential to store CO2 emissions safely, permanently and economically.

Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE): Storage Complex Facility. NETL. Deadline: 8/23/16, 12/1/17. Synopsis: The overall purpose of this FOA is to determine feasibility for a commercial-scale CO2 geological storage complex and demonstrate that the storage site(s) within the complex has the potential to store CO2 emissions safely, permanently and economically.

FY 2016 Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Department of Energy - Office of Science. Deadline: 9/30/16. 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.

Innovative Development in Energy-Related Applied Science (IDEAS) 2015. ARPA-E. Deadline: 9/30/16 for required concept papers. Synopsis: This FOA provides a continuing opportunity for the rapid support of early-stage applied research to explore innovative new concepts with the potential for transformational and disruptive changes in energy technology.

Environmental Protection Agency

Long-term Exposure to Air Pollution and Development of Cardiovascular Disease. Deadline: 8/2/16. Synopsis: The EPA is seeking applications proposing to expand and inform the understanding of the mechanism(s) by which air pollution contributes to the development of cardiovascular disease.

Health and Human Services Department

For more NIH funding opportunities, see Funding.

Understanding STI Co-Infection In At Risk and HIV Infected Adolescents and Young Adults (R01) (R21). NICHD. Deadline: 8/17/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to facilitate improved understanding of the interactions between HIV and STIs in the adolescent genital and gastrointestinal mucosa.

Fogarty HIV Research Training Program for Low-and Middle-Income Country Institutions (D43). NIH. Deadline: 8/25/16. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to encourage applications for research training programs to strengthen the scientific capacity of institutions in low- and middle-income countries to conduct HIV research relevant to the evolving HIV epidemic in their country.

Infrastructure Development Training Programs for Critical HIV Research at Low-and Middle-Income Country Institutions (G11). NIH. Deadline: 8/25/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages collaborative applications from U.S. and LMIC institutions to support training to achieve technical, administration and financial management expertise required for one of the six research infrastructure functions considered critical to a successful high quality research environment.

Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program Si2/R00. NIH. Deadline: 8/26/16. The program offers the opportunity for a unique bridge between the NIH intramural and extramural research communities and contains two phases.

Planning Grant for NINDS Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center Without Walls (R34). NINDS. Deadline: 8/30/16. Synopsis: This FOA solicits Planning Grant applications to convene new transdisciplinary research consortia and formalize the multi-institutional organizational structure necessary to resolve an essential challenge in Parkinson's disease through a subsequent, transformative Center without Walls approach.

Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21). NIH. Deadline: 8/31/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage research to develop or adapt innovative mobile health technology specifically suited for low and middle income countries and determine the health-related outcomes associated with implementation of the technology.

NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program (DP1). Deadline: 9/2/16. Synopsis: The initiative complements NIH's traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to addressing major biomedical or behavioral challenges that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on enhancing health, lengthening life, and reducing illness and disability.

Biomarkers Discovery In Parkinsonism (U01). NINDS. Deadline: 9/6/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support hypothesis-driven research to discover human biomarkers in Parkinson’s disease and other Parkinsonian syndromes.

Mechanisms of Mycobacterial-Induced Immunity in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Individuals to Inform Innovative Tuberculosis Vaccine Design (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 9/6/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages innovative, high risk, high impact research to investigate the innate and/or adaptive immune responses induced by mycobacterial infections, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine and/or candidate Mycobacterium tuberculosis vaccines in HIV-infected or uninfected individuals.

NIH Director's New Innovator Award Program (DP2). Deadline: 9/9/16. Synopsis: The initiative supports a small number of early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose bold and highly innovative new research approaches that have the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important problems in biomedical and behavioral research.

Novel Strategies for Targeting HIV-CNS Reservoirs without Reactivation (R01) (R21). NIMH, NIDA, NINDS. Deadline: 9/9/16. Synopsis: This funding opportunity announcement invites research grant applications focused on: identifying HIV-1-infected cells in the central nervous system (CNS) compartment that are latently infected; developing strategies for targeting these latently infected cells; and aiming to achieve viral silencing leading to inhibition of viral production, without the need for pro-viral reactivation.

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT): Optimization of Therapeutic Lead Compounds (U01). NINDS, NEI, NIAMS, NIEHS. Deadline: 9/13/16. Synopsis: This FOA requests research applications seeking support for research on the optimization of small molecule or biologic compounds that are excellent candidates for therapeutic development.

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT): Identification of Therapeutic Lead Compounds (U01). NINDS, NEI, NIAMS, NIEHS. Deadline: 9/13/16. Synopsis: This FOA requests new research applications for Cooperative Agreement Research Projects (U01s) seeking support for research on the identification of small molecule or biologic lead compounds that are excellent candidates for therapeutic development.

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54). NIH. Deadline: 9/13/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications for Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT) Research Centers of Excellence (U54s).

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT): Identification of Therapeutic Lead Compounds (U01). NIH. Deadline: 9/13/16. Synopsis: This FOA requests new research applications for Cooperative Agreement Research Projects (U01s) seeking support for research on the identification of small molecule or biologic lead compounds that are excellent candidates for therapeutic development.

Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats (CounterACT): Optimization of Therapeutic Lead Compounds (U01). NIH. Deadline: 9/13/16. Synopsis: This FOA requests research applications seeking support for research on the optimization of small molecule or biologic compounds that are excellent candidates for therapeutic development.

U.S.-Russia Bilateral Collaborative Research Partnerships (CRP) on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS and HIV-Associated Comorbidities (R01). NIH. Deadline: 9/13/16. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications from United States institutions with a Russian institution partner in collaboration with the Russian Foundation for Basic Research to establish Collaborative Research Partnerships in the field of HIV/AIDS research.

Biological Comparisons in Patient-Derived Models of Cancer (U01). NCI. Deadline: 9/14/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage applications wherein similarities and differences in the underlying biological mechanisms that drive cancer phenotype and response to perturbations between two or more patient-derived models of cancer originating from a common patient sample are delineated and compared.

Biophysical and Biomechanical Aspects of Embryonic Development (R01) (R21). NICHD. Deadline: 9/19/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages applications that propose to advance our knowledge in the area of the physics and mechanics of embryonic development.

NIDA Research Center of Excellence Grant Program (P50). Deadline: 9/25/16. Synopsis: NIDA supports research center grants to foster an innovative, synergistic and thematically coherent approach to drug abuse and addiction research and to enable studies that would not occur without the climate, facilities and/or interactive research resources that a research center can uniquely provide.

From Association to Function in the Alzheimer’s Disease Post Genomics Era (R01) (R21). NIA. Deadline: 9/27/16. Synopsis: This FOA solicits innovative and collaborative research focused on understanding the structure and function of proteins or protein complexes regulated by different AD genetic variants that have been identified to be associated with the sporadic and late onset AD.

Impact of Aging in Human Cell Models of Alzheimer's Disease (R01). NIA. Deadline: 9/28/16. Synopsis: The goal of this FOA is to establish the impact of aging on the expression and/or modulation of AD pathological processes and to assess age-related AD genotype-phenotype relationships in human cell models.

Partnerships for Countermeasures Against Select Pathogens (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 10/3/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit research applications for milestone-driven projects focused on preclinical development of lead candidate countermeasures (therapeutics, vaccines and related technologies, or diagnostics) against select NIAID Emerging Infectious Diseases/Pathogens.

Partnerships for Structure-Based Design of Novel Immunogens for Vaccine Development (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 10/3/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to solicit applications from multi-disciplinary teams for milestone-driven research projects that utilize novel, structure-based vaccine design approaches to generate candidate vaccine immunogens against infectious disease pathogens of clinical concern.

Informatics Methodology and Secondary Analyses for Immunology Data in ImmPort (UH2). NIAID. Deadline: 10/4/16. Synopsis: The goals are to support the development of new or improved informatics tools and methods for the reuse of shared data in the immunology study repository, ImmPort; and to support secondary analyses of existing immunology datasets to address basic and clinical immunology questions.

Serious Adverse Drug Reaction Research (R01) (R21). NIH. Deadline: 10/4/16, Standard AIDS Dates. Synopsis: This FOA is to support research grants that will advance the state of knowledge of serious adverse drug reactions.

Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Subspecialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03). NIA. Deadline: 10/6/16. Synopsis: The GEMSSTAR FOA provides small grants to conduct transdisciplinary research on aging or in geriatrics research that will yield pilot data for subsequent aging- or geriatrics-focused research projects.

Systems Biology of Aging (R01). NIA. Deadline: 10/7/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research projects with the potential to develop networks of aging using lifespan as the observable phenotype.

NIH Director's Transformative Research Awards (R01). Deadline: 10/7/16. Synopsis: The Awards support individual scientists or groups of scientists proposing groundbreaking, exceptionally innovative, original and/or unconventional research with the potential to create new scientific paradigms, establish entirely new and improved clinical approaches, or develop transformative technologies.

Predicting Behavioral Responses to Population-Level Cancer Control Strategies (R21). NCI. Deadline: 10/7/16. Synopsis: The goal is to facilitate research to identify individual influences on the effectiveness of population-level strategies that target cancer-related behaviors.

Intervening with Cancer Caregivers to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Optimize Health Care Utilization (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 10/7/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for intervention research designed to support caregivers of adult cancer patients.

Building Evidence: Effective Palliative/End of Life Care Interventions (R01). NINR. Deadline: 10/10/16. Synopsis: This FOA seeks to stimulate research that tests optimal end-of-life and palliative care interventions/models of care that are based on individual- and family-centered outcomes.

Improving Smoking Cessation in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations via Scalable Interventions (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadlne: 10/11/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide support for innovative and promising intervention research designed to improve smoking cessation outcomes among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.

Innovative Approaches to Studying Cancer Communication in the New Media Environment (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 10/11/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications that seek to apply one or more innovative methodologies in communication research across the cancer control continuum.

Centers of Research Translation (CORT) (P50). NIAMS. Deadline: 10/11/6. Synopsis: Overall, a CORT research program could be carried out by a synergistic team of scientists who will address a highly significant translational research challenge in a single or a group of highly-related disease(s) or condition(s) within the mission of the NIAMS.

Leveraging Cognitive Neuroscience to Improve Assessment of Cancer Treatment-Related Cognitive Impairment (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 10/13/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages transdisciplinary research that will leverage cognitive neuroscience to improve traditional measurement of cognitive impairment following cancer treatment, often referred to as “chemobrain.”

Program to Assess the Rigor and Reproducibility of Exosome-Derived Analytes for Cancer Detection (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 10/13/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages research projects that focus on innovative research in the isolation and characterization of exosomes and their cargo for discovery of predictive biomarkers for risk assessment, detection, diagnosis and prognosis of early cancer.

Bold New Bioengineering Methods and Approaches for Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders and Diseases (R21). NHLBI. Deadline: 10/13/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage basic, translational, and clinical proof-of-concept research projects that are needed for the advancement of bioengineering approaches for heart, lung, blood and sleep diseases.

Natural History Studies for Rare Disease Product Development: Orphan Products Research Project Grant (R01). FDA. Deadline: 10/14/16. Synopsis: The objective is to support studies that advance rare disease medical product development through characterization of the natural history of rare diseases/conditions, identification of genotypic and phenotypic subpopulations, and development and/or validation of clinical outcome measures, biomarkers and/or companion diagnostics.

Administrative Supplements for Research on Dietary Supplements (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 10/15/16. Synopsis: This FOA announces the availability of administrative supplements to support research in which the supplemental funding would investigate the role of dietary supplements and/or their ingredients in health maintenance and disease prevention.

Limited Competition: NIGMS Legacy Community-Wide Scientific Resources (R24). Deadline: 10/18/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support important “legacy” resources developed as a result of NIGMS research activities that are central to the mission of NIGMS and demonstrate a high value to a community of researchers that NIGMS supports, but are no longer eligible for support under their original initiatives.

Limited Competition: Small Grant Program for NIAMS K08 and K23 Recipients (R03). Deadline: 10/19/16. Synopsis: NIAMS announces a program that provides NIAMS-supported K08 and K23 recipients the opportunity to apply for Small Grant (R03) support at some point during the second to fourth year of their K award.

Biosensors in the Oral Cavity (R01) (R21). NIDCR. Deadline: 10/19/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support interdisciplinary research in development of new or adaptation of existing biosensors for noninvasive, dynamic, real-time monitoring of physiological processes in the human body, using the oral cavity as the sensing site.

Emerging Science and Technology in Transplantation (U01).NIAID. Deadline: 10/20/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications to participate in a cooperative research group focused on transplantation immunology research in three priority areas: microbiota; intravital imaging; and targeted therapeutic delivery.

Investigator-Initiated Clinical Sequencing Research (R01). NHGRI. Deadline: 10/20/16, 11/15/16 for AIDS. Synopsis: The purpose o is to broaden the NHGRI investigator-initiated portfolio in genomic medicine by stimulating research that informs the implementation of genome sequencing in clinical care.

Neural Regulation of Cancer (R01) (R21). NCI. Deadline: 10/26/16. Synopsis: This FOA encourages collaborative, transdisciplinary research with both neuroscience and cancer elements, which together will advance current understanding of the nervous system contribution to cancer.

Ancillary Studies to Identify Behavioral and/or Psychological Phenotypes Contributing to Obesity (R01). NIH. Deadline: 10/28/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support the addition of measures of psychological and/or behavioral constructs or weight-related variables to existing or new research studies in humans with the goal of elucidating behavioral or psychological phenotypes that explain individual variability in weight trajectory or response to obesity prevention or treatment interventions.

Systems Approach to Immunity and Inflammation (U19). NIAID. Deadline: 11/2/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to develop a comprehensive understanding of innate and adaptive immune responses triggered by pathogens, adjuvants, or vaccines using a systems biology approach.

Noise-Induced Cochlear Synaptopathy: Basic Studies Informing Potential Therapies (R01). NIDCD. Deadline: 11/3/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites research applications that will further our understanding of the cellular and subcellular basis of noise-induced cochlear synaptopathy.

Science of Behavior Change: Use-inspired Basic Research to Optimize Behavior Change Interventions and Outcomes (Admin Supp). NIH. Deadline: 11/10/16. Synopsis: The overarching goal of this FOA is to test how and why behavior change interventions produce and sustain desired outcomes when implemented in experimental, clinical, community, or population-level settings.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

For more NASA solicitations, see NSPIRES.

Research Opportunities in Fundamental Physics - NASA/NSF Partnership on Science of Dusty Plasmas: Utilizing the PK-4 Facility on board the International Space Station. Deadline: 8/19/16. Synopsis: This joint NASA and NSF Research Announcement solicits science research proposals from U.S. investigators for research that can be performed on or is directly related to the joint European Space Agency and Russian Federal Space Agency Plasma Krystall-4 (PK-4) experimental facility on board the International Space Station and for ground investigations related to potential follow-on microgravity experiments in the field of dusty plasma physics.

Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) 2016 at NASA John C. Stennis Center. Deadline: 9/30/16. Synopsis: Projects will be joint technology development efforts that will include collaboration with NASA or NASA support contractor personnel. Categories of interest: Rocket Propulsion Test Technologies, Helium Recovery Technology, Nuclear Thermal Propulsion System Testing, Innovative Thermal Materials, Energy Harvesting, Facility Improvement Areas.

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 Endowment for the Humanities

Media Projects Grants. Deadline: 8/10/16. Synopsis: The program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways.

Public Humanities Projects. Deadline: 8/10/16. Synopsis: Grants support projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for general audiences.

National Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

GeoPRISMS Program. Deadline: 7/26/16. Synopsis: GeoPRISMS Program investigates the coupled geodynamics, earth surface processes, and climate interactions that build and modify continental margins over a wide range of timescales.

Prediction of and Resilience against Extreme Events (PREEVENTS). Deadline: 7/29/16 for required Track 2 letters of intent, for Track 2 proposals; 1/4/17 for Track 1 proposals. Synopsis: PREEVENTS seeks projects that will (1) enhance understanding of the fundamental processes underlying natural hazards and extreme events on various spatial and temporal scales, as well as the variability inherent in such hazards and events, and (2) improve our capability to model and forecast such hazards and events.

Management and Operation of the National Geophysical Observatory for Geoscience (NGEO). Deadline: 8/1/16 for required letters of intent, 12/30/16 for proposals. Synopsis: NSF hereby solicits proposals to manage and operate one or more components of the NGEO.

Origin of Life A Joint Ideas Lab Activity Between NSF and NASA. NSF, NASA. Deadline: 8/5/16 for preliminary proposals, 12/19/16 for proposals. Synopsis: The ultimate aim of this Ideas Lab is to facilitate the generation and execution of innovative research projects aimed at identifying and funding potentially transformative research to address grand challenge questions in the origin of life.

Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII). Deadline: 8/10/16. Synopsis: Funds will be used to support untenured faculty or research scientists (or equivalent) in their first three years in a primary academic position after the PhD, but not more than a total of five years after completion of their PhD.

Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*). Deadline: 8/23/16. Synopsis: The program invests in coordinated campus-level cyberinfrastructure components of data, networking, and computing infrastructure, capabilities, and integrated services leading to higher levels of performance, reliability and predictability for science applications and distributed research projects.

Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. Deadline: 9/6/16. Synopsis: The program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 STEM teachers.

Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research at the Interface of the Biological and Mathematical Sciences (DMS/NIGMS). Deadline: 9/14/16. Synopsis: The Division of Mathematical Sciences in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at NSF and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at NIH plan to support research in mathematics and statistics on questions in the biological and biomedical sciences.

Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL). NSF, NEH. Deadline: 9/26/16 for Senior Research Proposals and Fellowships. Synopsis: This funding partnership between NSF and NEH supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages.

Cooperative Studies Of The Earth's Deep Interior (CSEDI). Deadline: 9/27/16. Synopsis: Funding will support basic research on the character and dynamics of the Earth's mantle and core, their influence on the evolution of the Earth as a whole, and on processes operating within the deep interior that affect or are expressed on the Earth's surface.

Focused Research Groups in the Mathematical Sciences (FRGMS). Deadline: 9/27/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support collaborative groups employing innovative methods to solve specific, major research challenges in the mathematical sciences.

Joint NSF/NIH Initiative on Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Big Data (QuBBD). NSF, NIH. Deadline: 9/28/16. Synopsis: The program is designed to support research that addresses important application areas at the intersection of the biomedical and data sciences by encouraging inter- and multi-disciplinary collaborations that focus on innovative and transformative approaches to address these challenges.

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.

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.

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.

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.

State of California

Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Research Grants for Residential and Commercial Buildings. California Energy Commissions. deadline: 8/12/16 for Phase 1 for Demonstrations in the Los Angeles Basin, 9/30/16 for Phase 2, 1/17/17 for Phase 3. Synopsis: The purpose is to conduct research, development and demonstration projects that focus on improving the efficiency of water heating and distribution systems, building envelope and HVAC systems and integration of systems that can serve multiple purposes.

Improving Performance and Cost Effectiveness of Small Hydro, Geothermal and Wind Energy Technologies. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 8/17/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to fund applied research and development projects that develop technologies, tools, and strategies to enable higher penetrations of renewable energy into the in-state electricity mix; and that reduce technological and economic barriers to small hydropower, geothermal, and wind power generation.

Development, Demonstration and Deployment of Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Biomass-to-Energy Systems for the Forest and Food Waste Sectors. California Energy Commission. Deadline: 8/29/16 for abstracts, 12/16/16 for applications. Synopsis: The solicitation addresses three bioenergy funding initiatives: Efficient, Sustainable and Lower-Cost Bioenergy: Innovations to Improve Woody Biomass-to-Electricity Systems; Demonstrate and Evaluate Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Woody Biomass-to-Electricity Systems; and Demonstrate and Evaluate Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Food Waste Biomass-to-Electricity Systems.

University of California

Lecturer Teaching Fellows. UC Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning. Deadline: 7/20/16. Synopsis: The Lecturer Teaching Fellows Program at Berkeley provides non-ladder faculty with an exceptional opportunity to work individually, or in teams, to build teaching and learning tools, templates, and resources for both their individual courses and the entire campus community.

Presidential Chair Fellows- Curriculum Enrichment Grant. UC Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning. Deadline: 7/27/16. Synopsis: This program provides an opportunity for a team of two or more faculty members from a department, or across departments, to develop, improve, transform, and examine core areas of the undergraduate curriculum. All UC Berkeley faculty, including lecturers, are eligible to apply.

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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Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grant Program. Deadline: 9/13/16. Synopsis: This program supports academic midcareer scholars who are seven to twenty years post doctorate who are interested in advancing their understanding of a compelling problem of education by acquiring new skills, substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives or methodological tools.


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