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.

Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification. NIFA. Deadlne: 6/20/16. Synopsis: YFSEC supports national efforts to deliver timely, pertinent, and appropriate farm safety education to youth seeking employment or already employed in agricultural production.

AFRI Food Security Challenge Area. NIFA. Deadline: 7/7/16. Synopsis: The AFRI Food Security Challenge Area focuses on the societal challenge to keep American agriculture competitive and end world hunger by ensuring the availability and accessibility of safe and nutritious food.

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 Innovation Strategies Program. Economic Development Administration. Deadline: 6/24/16. Synopsis: Funding is available for capacity-building programs that provide proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and for operational support for organizations that provide essential early-stage funding to startups.

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.

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

Communications and Networking Discovery and Invention. ONR. Deadline: 6/23/16 for white papers, 9/23/16 for proposals. Synopsis: The goal is to support the FORCEnet vision by developing measurable advances in technology that can directly enable and enhance end-to-end connectivity and quality-of-service for mission-critical information exchange among such widely dispersed naval, joint, and coalition forces.

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.

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.

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.

Strategic Technologies. DARPA. Deadline: 12/21/16. 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.

Biological Technologies. DARPA. Deadline: 4/28/17. Synopsis: DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals of interest to the Biological Technologies Office (BTO).

Education Department

Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII): American History and Civics Academies Program. Deadline: 6/30/16 for notices of intent, 7/15/16 for applications. Synopsis: The program supports the establishment of: (1) Presidential Academies for the Teaching of American History and Civics that offer workshops for both veteran and new teachers to strengthen their knowledge of American history and civics; and (2) Congressional Academies for Students of American History and Civics that provide high school students with opportunities to develop a broader and deeper understanding of these subjects.

Energy Department

Synchrophasor Applications and Tools for Reliability and Asset Management. NETL. Deadline: 6/30/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to advance two classes of software applications that rely on synchrophasor data: Reliability Management and Asset Management.

Research, Development and Training in Isotope Production. Deadline: 7/1/16. Synopsis: The Office of Nuclear Physics in the Office of Science is accepting applications for Research and Development on novel methods to produce radioactive or enriched stable isotopes needed for a wide variety of research and applications.

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.

Research Partnerships for Scaling Up Mental Health Interventions in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (U19). NIMH. Deadline: 7/15/16. Synopsis: This FOA seeks applications to address implementation questions facing World Bank designated low- and middle-income countries in their efforts to scale up sustainable, evidence-based mental health interventions and thereby eliminate the mental health care treatment gap for children, women, and men.

NIDA Translational Avant-Garde Award for Development of Medication to Treat Substance Use Disorders (UG3/UH3). Deadline: 7/18/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support outstanding basic and/or clinical researchers with the vision and expertise to translate research discoveries into medications for the treatment of Substance Use Disorders stemming from tobacco, cannabis, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, or prescription opiate use.

Reducing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis in the United States (R01) (R34). NIMH. Deadline: 7/19/16, 11/18/16, 3/17/17. Synopsis: This FOA seeks research project grant applications that test practical, reproducible strategies for substantially reducing DUP among persons with FEP by eliminating bottlenecks or closing gaps in the pathway to CSC services.

Growing Great Ideas: Research Education Course in Product Development and Entrepreneurship for Life Science Researchers (R25). NIDA. Deadline: 7/20/16. Synopsis: This FOA solicits applications to develop and implement research education programs/short courses in entrepreneurship, innovation and product development specifically targeting bench life scientists.

Adult Maturational Changes and Dysfunctions in Emotion Regulation (R01) (R21). NIMH, NIA. Deadline: 7/22/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites applications for mechanistic research on how age- and sex-related changes in emotion processing develop over the adult life course and how these changes may interact with and inform the understanding of affective dysregulation in adult mental disorders and Alzheimer's disease.

Oral Immune System Plasticity in Chronic HIV Infection Under Treatment and Oral Co-Infections (R01). NIDCR. Deadline: 7/25/16. Synopsis: This FOA solicits research projects that study the mechanisms of oral immune system plasticity relevant to chronic HIV infection and oral coinfections.

Immunity in Neonates and Infants (U01). NIAID, NICHD, NIEHS. Deadline: 7/29/16. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to advance current knowledge of the developing immune system during the first year of life and to encourage innovative approaches to more fully understand the distinct characteristics of neonatal/infant immune responses.

Animal-Assisted Interventions for Special Populations (R03) (R21). NICHD. Deadline: 7/29/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites grant applications for research to examine the safety and efficacy of the inclusion of animals in therapy and rehabilitation for children and individuals with disabilities, neurological conditions, behavioral, emotional and mental health issues and related health outcomes, as well as the adaptation of healthy behaviors and the enhancement of learning in special need and at-risk populations.

Understanding HIV Rebound (P01). NIAID, NIMH. Deadline: 7/27/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to support multi-disciplinary, Program Project applications aimed at understanding specific mechanisms, biomarkers, and pathways associated with rebound of HIV viremia.

Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery (R01). NIAID. Deadlne: 8/1/16. Synopsis: The purpose of this FOA is to invite applications proposing innovative, high risk, high impact research to identify novel HIV vaccine concepts and targets.

Improving Physical Infrastructure to Revisions of Center Grants (P40). NIH. Deadline: 8/1/16. Synopsis: This FOA invites revision applications to active NIH Center Grant awards of participating NIH Institutes and Centers. The revised applications will propose improvements to physical infrastructure to enhance animal model research.

BD2K Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science for Clinicians and Doctorally Prepared Scientists (K01). NIH. Deadline: 8/1/16. Synopsis: This BD2K FOA solicits applications for a mentored career development award in the area of Big Data Science.

BD2K Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science for Intramural Investigators (K22). NIH. Deadline: 8/1/16. Synopsis: This BD2K FOA solicits K22 applications for a NIH Career Transition Award to provide support for outstanding basic or clinical investigators in the NIH Intramural Program to transition to independent, faculty level academic positions in the area of Big Data Science.

Revision Applications for U.S-South Africa Program for Collaborative Biomedical Research (R01) (U01). NIH. Deadline: 8/2/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to provide funding to expand specific activities under the U.S.-South Africa Program for Collaborative Biomedical Research.

BD2K Open Educational Resources for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science (R25). NIH. Deadline: 8/2/16. Synopsis: This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development for biomedical researchers who need the requisite knowledge and skills to extract knowledge from biomedical Big Data.

Prevention Innovation Program III (PIP) (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 8/3/16. Synopsis: The PIP encourages research applications in Non-vaccine Biomedical Prevention (nBP) research. The PIP is intended to support high-risk/innovative research and development efforts to establish and maintain a sustainable pipeline for the prevention of HIV acquisition/transmission.

Identification of Small Molecules for Sustained-Release Anti-HIV Products (R01). NIAID. Deadline: 8/3/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to identify existing anti-HIV molecules, or discover new highly potent and selective anti-HIV small molecules, with the potential for development as sustained release products (SRP) with a dosing interval from once a week to once every three months or longer.

NIDDK Short-Term Research Experience Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) (R25). Deadline: 8/9/16. Synopsis: STEP-UP provides funding to research institutions to provide for a national summer research experience program for both high school and undergraduate students for eight to ten weeks.

Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01) (R21). NIMHD, NIAAA, NIDA. Deadline: 8/9/16. Synopsis: The purpose is to encourage innovative health services research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings.

Aging Research to Address Health Disparities (Admin Supplement). NIA. Deadline: 8/10/16. Synopsis: This FOA announces the availability of administrative supplements to support aging research that addresses disparities in health, including preclinical, clinical, social and behavioral studies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Science Foundation

For more NSF program deadlines, see Active Funding Opportunities.

Tectonics. Deadline: 7/8/16. Synopsis: The program supports a broad range of field, laboratory, computational, and theoretical investigations aimed at understanding the deformation of the terrestrial continental lithosphere.

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.

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.

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.

University of California

Special Projects, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). UCOP. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: Grants support scientific conferences or investigators to evaluate new and breaking issues in tobacco control or tobacco-related disease research. Contact a TRDRP Program Officer regarding the appropriateness of your proposal prior to submission.

Western Integrated Pest Management Center Request for Applications - Ongoing Special Issues. UC Davis. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: Special issues may be requested to bring together a group of people to address emerging issues such as a new pest, water issues, development of proposals for larger grants based on documented stakeholder needs, or development of Pest Alerts. The Center will give priority to requests that are multi-state in scope. Projects must be completed within one year of funding and be single-issue oriented.

UC MEXUS Small Grants for UC Faculty. Deadline: First Monday of each month. Synopsis: The program supports travel, short-term research, initial planning, or other special one-time needs related to the seed phase of projects or programs conducted by University of California researchers or research teams.

UC MEXUS Small Grants Support for UC Student and Postdoctoral Activities. Deadline: First Monday of each month. Synopsis: This program supports UC graduate student and postdoctoral researcher activities in all disciplines as related to academic exchange, research training, and scholarly development in areas of interest to UC MEXUS.

UC MEXUS Resident Scholars Program. Deadline: Open. Synopsis: The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) offers an academic residency program for researchers, scholars and artists at critical junctures in their academic careers. Up to four concurrent residencies are available at a time. Please consult UC MEXUS to determine if any positions remain open.

Nonprofit and Other Agencies

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

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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